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Casa2
Casa2
22 May 2009

Good and Bad Expereinces about Clarendon Builders

Good and Bad Expereinces about Clarendon Builders
VIC

With Clarendon you have to make the final payment in full, then 'apply' for liquidated damages, then they calculate an amount and send you a…

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Casa2
May 22, 2009 4:57 pm
misscrow
misscrow
23 May 2009

Please help - which Perth Builder?

Please help - which Perth Builder?
WA

Red Ink is Scott Park's new company so if you like one you'd probably like the other. We went with Gemmill, they had good plans so didn't need to change much at all

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misscrow
May 23, 2009 3:23 am
ozhappy981
ozhappy981
23 May 2009

Two storey builder

Two storey builder
WA

We are building with APG. We are at the stage of bricks going up for the ground floor. Happy so far. They let us to a lot of changes; the internal layout of our house is…

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ozhappy981
May 23, 2009 1:50 pm
brendondanielle
brendondanielle
23 May 2009

Where did your pets live while building?

Where did your pets live while building?

We moved into my Father inlaws while our house is being built. We were only meant to be here for 3-4 months. 6 months later and still counting. It looks like it will be…

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brendondanielle
May 23, 2009 2:14 pm
Southies
Southies
23 May 2009

Letterbox help

Letterbox help

Glad to be of help myebelle :z: :D

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Southies
May 23, 2009 2:18 pm
Southies
pondsie
pondsie
23 May 2009

Queries re The Ponds Wish Gift Card

Queries re The Ponds Wish Gift Card
NSW

Hi, Looking to build a single storey due to budget constraints. Still deciding on which one to choose - Ultima by Jandson or Melrose by Beechwood.

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pondsie
May 23, 2009 11:38 pm
Macy
Macy
24 May 2009

Face bricks and some feature bricks

Face bricks and some feature bricks
VIC

Do you want a really honest opinion? Personally I don't like mixed brick. It can look a bit tacky almost. I'm sorry. :oops: :oops: Plus, I think the Austral…

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Macy
May 24, 2009 12:18 am
bluesteel
bluesteel
24 May 2009

Weather Board Houses

Weather Board Houses
NSW

It will cost less than brick, you can also sell weatherboard houses I think site is goldenages.com so would cost nothing ::lol::

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bluesteel
May 24, 2009 9:55 am
bluesteel
Tillie
Tillie
24 May 2009

Need a 25sq floorplan, bank val on our 30sq no good!

Need a 25sq floorplan, bank val on our 30sq no good!
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi Annietom, Any luck with you plans??? Sorry if I have missed the thread :oops: Cheers :D

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Tillie
May 24, 2009 10:29 am
Hanson61
Hanson61
24 May 2009

Building with mcdonald jones

Building with mcdonald jones

We built twice with them I have listed a rough calender of events for the pre construction process from when our $3000 first payment was made Week 1 Tender accepted $3000…

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Hanson61
May 24, 2009 11:56 am
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misscrow
May 24, 2009 12:48 pm
bigred
bigred
24 May 2009

Should I buy STUFF for the house before it's built?

Should I buy STUFF for the house before it's built?
1, 2

haha big reds list looks kinda like ours neither of us have lived out of home... this is a very expensive process.... going looking today at…

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bigred
May 24, 2009 3:35 pm
bigred
inamet09
inamet09
24 May 2009

Simonds colour selection melbourne

Simonds colour selection melbourne
VIC

Thanks everyone! I totally changed my mind after going to the gallery and looking around on saturday. Ive decided to go for a white stone benchtop that turned out to…

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inamet09
May 24, 2009 8:05 pm
inamet09
just Erin
just Erin
24 May 2009

New House Roof colour....

New House Roof colour....

Night Sky used to be a glossy black colour which would fade really badly. Monument is the new improved non-glossy version, designed to look good longer!

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just Erin
May 24, 2009 8:55 pm
purpleninja
purpleninja
24 May 2009

Insurance for owner supplied items

Insurance for owner supplied items

our builder suggested that have any appiances that we are suppling delivered the day that they are being installed to reduce the risk of…

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purpleninja
May 24, 2009 9:43 pm
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
24 May 2009

Best insulation for double brick home in the ACT??

Best insulation for double brick home in the ACT??
ACT

Sorry if it seemed I was criticising your choice ... I agree brick does look good. I'm going down the building path soon, and can only afford…

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BuildingACT
May 24, 2009 10:33 pm
JellyLegs
JellyLegs
25 May 2009

First time builder wants help with Coral home

First time builder wants help with Coral home
NSW

[quote="lwbjl"Can anyone share their experiences of how long it took from the time of initial deposit for soil tests to being able to move in. It felt like…

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JellyLegs
May 25, 2009 2:41 am
JellyLegs
stanleyho
stanleyho
25 May 2009

Youngs Castle - in and loving it

Youngs Castle - in and loving it
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi guys - just thought that i would jump online and say hello. All is fantastic in the new house, except we are still…

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stanleyho
May 25, 2009 5:47 am
novotel
novotel
25 May 2009

How bad can site costs get?

How bad can site costs get?

so my site cost for the block of land i had in mind ended up being $70K over and that's only estimated. There's probably some rocks there that adds more $$$. Since i…

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novotel
May 25, 2009 8:05 am
georgie
georgie
25 May 2009

Which entrance door?

Which entrance door?

I like A and because there is a lot of glass in both I don't think B would provide much more privacy

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georgie
May 25, 2009 10:19 am
Medsy
Medsy
25 May 2009

Land Stages in new estates?

Land Stages in new estates?

Early stages do tend to be near high traffic ''entry'' roads into the estate, so i was avoiding them for that reason..... they do the sections seen from main roads/areas…

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Medsy
May 25, 2009 12:52 pm
nonie
nonie
25 May 2009

Letterbox.. Help cant !

Letterbox.. Help cant !
VIC

Hi All I went around on the old Geelong road and after much hunting finally found one. Its available at Greens nursery (very close to Bunnings) on opposite side. Great…

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nonie
May 25, 2009 1:47 pm
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
25 May 2009

For those of you who have gone for higher ceilngs

For those of you who have gone for higher ceilngs

We like a lot of light in our house. As such we kept the same distance from the floor to the bottom of the window but extended the window higher to allow more light and more view

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mellybuilding
May 25, 2009 2:43 pm
mellybuilding
kirsada
kirsada
25 May 2009

advice

advice
WA

Here I am...one of those chatty HBC people :P| HELLO I didn't see your thread earlier - sorry! I agree with Nicci. Our sales rep was fantastic until we signed and then he…

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kirsada
May 25, 2009 2:52 pm
kirsada
hmmmmm
hmmmmm
25 May 2009

Who pays? Us or the Builder?

Who pays? Us or the Builder?

We had to pay a fee to our local council that acts as a "bond" in case any damage is done to the footpath. The fee was about $2,800 and we get about $2,000 back in the…

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hmmmmm
May 25, 2009 4:25 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
25 May 2009

What should come first - colour appt or signing of contract?

What should come first - colour appt or signing of contract?

We asked our builder (PD) to arrange both tile and colour selection appts before our tender. We wanted to know what we were up for ($$) with everything before we signed…

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House-To-Be
May 25, 2009 5:29 pm
leebee1
leebee1
25 May 2009

Slab type in Wyndham Waters

Slab type in Wyndham Waters
VIC
1, 2, 3

Divya - THanks very much for the information provided! and Congratz on moving in to your new home! Lee - Regarding Fencing, Michael from Alwood…

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leebee1
May 25, 2009 6:36 pm
themax
themax
25 May 2009

Help to choose Render colors!

Help to choose Render colors!
VIC

The colours that Building with Coral 2009 has suggested are what I meant, I just couldn't remember the names. Have a look at these colours as I think they are all…

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themax
May 25, 2009 7:04 pm
themax
cheetah
cheetah
25 May 2009

Games room or Alfresco?

Games room or Alfresco?

wow looks like I have no choice :) Alfresco would be 3.91x3.60 but I could make it a bit bigger. Id love bi-folds but I think they would be too expensive if I went through…

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cheetah
May 25, 2009 10:29 pm
Maya_Papaya
Maya_Papaya
25 May 2009

temporary accommodation while building??

temporary accommodation while building??

And if all else fails, come join us in the shed thread: http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=15275 :lol:

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Maya_Papaya
May 25, 2009 10:53 pm
Mav
Mav
25 May 2009

Very Naive 1st time home builder needs advice.....

Very Naive 1st time home builder needs advice.....
1, 2

Hi Mikeandrochelle we live in Fern Bay and built 2 homes with McDonald Jones Homes. We found them easy to deal with, they were convenient…

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Mav
May 25, 2009 11:23 pm
Mav
Anna1
Anna1
25 May 2009

Another "comment on this plan" thread

Another "comment on this plan" thread
1, 2

Hi Bluesteel I Love your plan. Have you thought about where you are going to keep your outside rubbish bins and how you will get rubbish out to them. I would suggest if…

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Anna1
May 25, 2009 11:59 pm
Anna1
ani
ani
26 May 2009

colorbond roof drama- advice appreciated!

colorbond roof drama- advice appreciated!

Go to a supplier with a sample of your brick and other colours and use their bigger samples to play around with. It helped me a lot. Then when I narrowed it down, I went…

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ani
May 26, 2009 1:10 am
ani
misscrow
misscrow
26 May 2009

Help needed please- Render question!

Help needed please- Render question!
WA

Plus, our house is one without a display home version and the elevation plans don't really give a goot indicaion of what the front will look like, brick…

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misscrow
May 26, 2009 1:11 am
78xtc
78xtc
26 May 2009

How much mortar should there be between bricks?

How much mortar should there be between bricks?

It seems usual to have very uneven mortar on the back side of the brickwork, gaps, overflows etc. PS This raises a pet peeve of mine. Why aren't…

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78xtc
May 26, 2009 6:05 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
26 May 2009

Comfort Tone Glazing

Comfort Tone Glazing

Thanks guys! Much appreciated :) I thought for some reason that double glazing cost a LOT more than that, Ed. That's why I was worried about…

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ECOECO
May 26, 2009 9:59 am
ECOECO
JellyLegs
JellyLegs
26 May 2009

Oh No! Help please!!

Oh No! Help please!!

Good advice Purpleninja. That's what we were thinking we'd have to do - get it documented and get it fixed later. Thankfully, Coral are brilliant and are one step ahead…

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JellyLegs
May 26, 2009 10:45 am
JellyLegs
mareetina
mareetina
26 May 2009

Timberline Homes

Timberline Homes

Thanks for your reply. We went and saw a display home of theirs and the sales guy seemed to know what he was talking about, but he house fitttings did seem cheap. I was…

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mareetina
May 26, 2009 1:13 pm
azeeb
azeeb
26 May 2009

Gemmill Homes vs Ross North

Gemmill Homes vs Ross North
WA

I'm about to pick a company so I can start building in Perth. Does anyone have any good or bad comments on Gemmill Homes or Ross…

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azeeb
May 26, 2009 3:33 pm
hysterical1144
hysterical1144
26 May 2009

Subject to finance

Subject to finance
VIC

Hi guys, I need your help. I'm going to buy a block in Wyndham Waters in Melbourne. But I was told by the agent that I can not add 'Subject to…

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hysterical1144
May 26, 2009 8:00 pm
James Bond
James Bond
26 May 2009

Building on Stumps

Building on Stumps

Have a look at my blog. That has some good…

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James Bond
May 26, 2009 8:07 pm
James Bond

Still waiting for our slab to be poured so no pics just yet. I did however come across the below homes / images using the Vic Blue. They look great with off white mortar.…

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dvs_dk
May 26, 2009 8:12 pm
dvs_dk
Flop
Flop
26 May 2009

Northcliff 21 by Cosmopolitan

Northcliff 21 by Cosmopolitan
NSW

Maybe we will be the first :P Thanks for the replies, we will just probably take it slow and make sure everything is as we want. I have to admit the base inclusions…

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Flop
May 26, 2009 8:59 pm
larajane
larajane
23 January 2010

Colour Selection - Opinions / Advice Please

Colour Selection - Opinions / Advice Please

Hey Cara, I love your colour choices! I find that a lot of people are choosing mainly dark colours, like black and grey through the majority of their house, so it is nice…

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larajane
Jan 23, 2010 10:57 pm
larajane
bip
bip
26 May 2009

Wrong rooftiles?

Wrong rooftiles?

I'm glad I can help with this one! Our bricks are Austral Bricks,…

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bip
May 26, 2009 10:07 pm
kexkez
kexkez
26 May 2009

Cedar Homes, Perth

Cedar Homes, Perth
WA

hi We looked at the cedar homes displays out at Ellenbrook a couple of years ago. They had some lovely designs but for me I couldn't get past having to have internal…

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kexkez
May 26, 2009 10:21 pm
kexkez
jolie
jolie
26 May 2009

Struct. variation after DA approved-Lost my fight today

Struct. variation after DA approved-Lost my fight today

Yes, it is a bummer what I went through today but I guess I tried and wasnt meant to be.. now I need to go to sleep and recover my shaky nerves!!

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jolie
May 26, 2009 11:59 pm
vid
vid
27 May 2009

HELP WITH BRICKS PLEASE

HELP WITH BRICKS PLEASE

Sorry to hijack this thread too: I have posted at the link following about our brick variation problem. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3737&p=233616#p233616

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vid
May 27, 2009 9:51 am
vid
Helloween
Helloween
27 May 2009

I want a secret passage...

I want a secret passage...
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

One of the bonus's about owning a secret passage has got to be the instant coolness factor for all visiting kids... but really loving the idea…

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Helloween
May 27, 2009 11:43 am
Helloween


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