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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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Anna1
May 27, 2009 5:01 pm
Anna1
Jess09
Jess09
27 May 2009

coral homes & coral coast homes

coral homes & coral coast homes
QLD

thanks glenn - unfortunately the media attention has caused some confusion (and a few near heart attacks ::wink:: ) - your reassurance is much appreciated ::smile::

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Jess09
May 27, 2009 5:03 pm
Jess09
jolie
jolie
27 May 2009

My Council Saga - new design; comments please

My Council Saga - new design; comments please

How weird, I left the computer for 10 mins and when I got back the images were opened. Ok, now I am with you Anna - well the revised plan with the main bedroom swapped…

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jolie
May 27, 2009 7:47 pm
borg
borg
27 May 2009

ZIP Tap Delima

ZIP Tap Delima

Decided to sell it, and then upgarde to cold water. Going cheap in the classified section. If it doesnt sell this week you will find it on ebay next week.

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borg
May 27, 2009 9:06 pm
borg
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ken007
May 28, 2009 6:38 am
ken007
ElephantGuy
ElephantGuy
28 May 2009

Sandstone blockwork in leiu of traditional brick $$$

Sandstone blockwork in leiu of traditional brick $$$
TAS

Thanks for that, I have seen a brochure, comparing costs to brick vaneer?? Like my walls lined so, not really my…

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ElephantGuy
May 28, 2009 7:55 am
coralhomes
coralhomes
28 May 2009

Coral Homes name confusion with Bundaberg based builder

Coral Homes name confusion with Bundaberg based builder

Hi there everyone. My name is Glenn Kennedy - Marketing Manager of Coral Homes. There has been significant media attention given recently to a small Bundaberg based…

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coralhomes
May 28, 2009 9:13 am
Maniradha10
Maniradha10
28 May 2009

Conveyancer or Solicitor?

Conveyancer or Solicitor?
VIC
1, 2

Hey Focus06 Can you please PM me the details for both? $165? We used a Conveyencor for all our legal and transfer on the land which costs us…

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Maniradha10
May 28, 2009 9:57 am
penguin
penguin
28 May 2009

First final plan and furnishings?? Suggestions??

First final plan and furnishings?? Suggestions??

Haha Yes, we have definately thought about this, but again as we are breaking council restrictions and will need permission from the neighbour on the bedroom side of the…

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penguin
May 28, 2009 10:29 am
JJ305
JJ305
28 May 2009

Should I get a site survey? Help.

Should I get a site survey? Help.

Yes I think it is a good idea getting your own completed. But be careful. The first builder we were looking at went out and did their soil test and the result came back…

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JJ305
May 28, 2009 11:05 am
Maniradha10
Maniradha10
28 May 2009

Conveyancer Required Urgently- MELBOURNE

Conveyancer Required Urgently- MELBOURNE
VIC

Thanks all I am finally going with Home Conveyancers.. Cheers

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Maniradha10
May 28, 2009 1:42 pm
klscomps
klscomps
28 May 2009

TILES AND PAINT before Vanities???

TILES AND PAINT before Vanities???

My vanities were installed prior to the paint and tiling. I would imagine they would have to do some patching if they are going to do it around the other way. When your…

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klscomps
May 28, 2009 10:06 pm
gkx64
gkx64
28 May 2009

Taking my first step. All advice welcome!!!!

Taking my first step. All advice welcome!!!!

I have my floor and spoken to a builder and he have come back with a rough quote of $247.000 for approximately 27.86sq with builder standard range of fittings and…

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gkx64
May 28, 2009 10:16 pm
mjl
mjl
28 May 2009

Building in Caloundra - help choosing between 4 builders!

Building in Caloundra - help choosing between 4 builders!
QLD
1, 2

Just throwing another builder in the mix... We are building with m3tricon @ The Glasshouse and they have been great so far... Thats my 2 cents worth...

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mjl
May 28, 2009 10:18 pm

I'm sorry but what do you mean by considering a "step back" floorplan, rather than an "L" shape? Would def be willing to consider options to…

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woodvillesouth
May 29, 2009 12:37 pm
gettingThere
gettingThere
29 May 2009

Electrical Plan

Electrical Plan

We did it all by hand on a print of the floor plans. That was fine for the builder. The following are very useful:

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gettingThere
May 29, 2009 6:38 pm
themax
themax
29 May 2009

Who organised your demolition through council

Who organised your demolition through council

We organised our own council approval, it's very easy. The demo guy told us what to do, and we just went to the Council and did it.

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themax
May 29, 2009 6:52 pm
themax
kexkez
kexkez
29 May 2009

Insurance after /at handover

Insurance after /at handover

DH pointed out I forgot to get the persons name. duh but it's all done and paid for. and the 60 days sounds pretty much like what we had when we took a trip overseas…

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kexkez
May 29, 2009 8:08 pm
kexkez
kbudgie
kbudgie
29 May 2009

conveyancer- what should we use them for?

conveyancer- what should we use them for?

we got the standard hia one sent to us - so once it comes to progress payments they will verify that it is time to pay, is that right? Thanks- they have seen the land…

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kbudgie
May 29, 2009 10:08 pm
kbudgie


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