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Sierra
Sierra
13 May 2009

3d computer program for layperson house design

3d computer program for layperson house design

I have used Better Homes & Gardens, Home Designer Suite 8.0. Easy to use with 3d visualisation. Can do exterior/interior/landscaping/decking etc. heres a link:

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Sierra
May 13, 2009 11:29 pm
Sierra
TimmyDunlop
TimmyDunlop
13 May 2009

Is this a bad time to build?

Is this a bad time to build?
VIC

Virgin-builder is absolutely correct. There's always something somewhere in the process that makes people want to give up. Weather it's hassles from the bank / land…

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TimmyDunlop
May 14, 2009 12:47 am
JonG
JonG
13 May 2009

please comment on the floor plan

please comment on the floor plan

Hi Simpson, Looks like a great plan with plenty of space! Regarding windows and orientation, we were faced with a similar problem as the northern wall of our living…

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JonG
May 14, 2009 12:57 am
Bernadette
Bernadette
14 May 2009

Building The Esperence with Eden Brae

Building The Esperence with Eden Brae
NSW
1, 2

The base tint was incorrect. The taubmans rep confirmed they had changed the base paint so our selection was mixed with the new base paint (has more black) and should have…

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Bernadette
May 14, 2009 1:03 am
senses
senses
14 May 2009

Bluestone Mount barker

Bluestone Mount barker
SA

Timbo, footings was 16K, then bushfire 4,300. my friends told me that the bluestone is a posh area hehehehe. senses

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senses
May 14, 2009 10:59 am
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
14 May 2009

Things I wish I knew before I started...

Things I wish I knew before I started...
1, 2, 3

We were lucky. This is our first home purchase, at a mature age, and the first block of land we looked at and were serious about buying would have been a nightmare. At the…

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Fiffaro
May 14, 2009 11:49 am
Macca's home
Macca's home
14 May 2009

How much longer? dose your build have to go?

How much longer? dose your build have to go?
NSW

How exciting!!! That's not far away at all!! Going on our contract date - we have 19 weeks to go! Sounds so…

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Macca's home
May 14, 2009 11:57 am
gettingThere
gettingThere
14 May 2009

fencing

fencing

Yes that should be true. Neighbors should contribute 50/50 for the fencing, think of it this way .. if they were putting on a fence, you're…

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gettingThere
May 14, 2009 1:22 pm
Haywire
Haywire
14 May 2009

Floor Plans & Insulation! What do you think?

Floor Plans & Insulation! What do you think?

The plan looks good, although personally, I would have a double door to the theatre room or possibly a large sliding door? Maybe a slight change…

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Haywire
May 14, 2009 5:27 pm
Helloween
Helloween
14 May 2009

How old were you when...

How old were you when...
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I'm an old bat. I am 28 years old and am looking at my first place in Mernda. All by my lonesome. :z:

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Helloween
May 14, 2009 5:28 pm
Helloween
KT+2
KT+2
14 May 2009

VIC BUDGET!

VIC BUDGET!
VIC
1, 2

Most builders would hopefully be aware that by allowing you to get the extra grant money, will be allowing you to spend it with them! If they don't allow it they are…

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KT+2
May 14, 2009 5:55 pm
Jochicho
Jochicho
14 May 2009

Only spent $500 at my tile appt, now for the electrical

Only spent $500 at my tile appt, now for the electrical
VIC

Thanks Lisanne. Well, I guess once you start you can come up to 20 quite easily... We've tried to restrict ourselves and position the powerpoints in positions where we…

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Jochicho
May 14, 2009 8:42 pm
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
14 May 2009

Need help with facade....please!

Need help with facade....please!
VIC

I love light, lots of it! So pic 2 is my preference. Quite like the rendered pillars as it adds interest. Also agree with whoever said not a fan of the window style - too…

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Hammerhead
May 14, 2009 9:59 pm
Hammerhead
IkonInteriors
IkonInteriors
14 May 2009

Water Meter Assembly

Water Meter Assembly

haha, I can only imagine :D

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IkonInteriors
May 15, 2009 12:01 am
IkonInteriors
gettingThere
gettingThere
14 May 2009

How much will this cost me - estimate pls

How much will this cost me - estimate pls

Hi everyone, first time poster here and these forums look very exciting, so glad I have someone else to talk to :lol: I have over the years bought…

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gettingThere
May 15, 2009 12:02 am
gettingThere
gettingThere
14 May 2009

Plumbing Plans

Plumbing Plans

We have a stormwater etc plan. Is that similar ::dizzy:: I normally just include that when asking for plumbing quotes...

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gettingThere
May 15, 2009 12:24 am
Damon
Damon
15 May 2009

Alamanda stage 4

Alamanda stage 4
VIC

electricity to stage 4 is available after easter 2009, one simple method is to check if street light is on in you street and you will know if your stage got electricity

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Damon
May 15, 2009 9:24 am
sparkle
sparkle
15 May 2009

Floorpan comments please

Floorpan comments please
VIC

Ok, Now i have recieved my contract and the setback is at 4m the garage is setback about 5.5m. Do you think this is too close to the footpath? i was thinking about…

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sparkle
May 15, 2009 11:49 am
lisanne
lisanne
15 May 2009

Who is entitled to leftover bricks?

Who is entitled to leftover bricks?
1, 2

We haven't got to the brick stage yet but I wondered who is responsible for clearing the excess stuff from the sight, we have just had our slab…

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lisanne
May 15, 2009 12:07 pm
wonderland
wonderland
15 May 2009

Austral Nougat bricks - urgent help needed!

Austral Nougat bricks - urgent help needed!
1, 2

Thanks guys :D Also, welcome to the forum Jackie, I have been reading Mikky's thread. It would have been frustrating not to get the bricks you want but the second choice…

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wonderland
May 15, 2009 2:31 pm
wonderland

No probs. Our guttering and fascia is Woodland Grey along with…

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House-To-Be
May 15, 2009 2:43 pm
jspitz
jspitz
15 May 2009

How about m3tricon and simonds

How about m3tricon and simonds

Hi, I think a lot of it comes down to whether you get a good SS and the tradies that are used. We are building with M and our SS has been great so far. We are up to…

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jspitz
May 15, 2009 7:28 pm
beattun
beattun
15 May 2009

Transportable or Prefab homes

Transportable or Prefab homes
NSW

ring these guys and see if they can help http://www.demountables.com.au/ theyre in deniliquin, i know them personally, never done business with them but i would have no…

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beattun
May 15, 2009 9:02 pm
kexkez
kexkez
16 May 2009

order of work from lockup to finish

order of work from lockup to finish

The sparkies have to fit off power points and light switches before tiling in bathrooms. The only one that I noticed out of place.…

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kexkez
May 16, 2009 9:16 am
kexkez
kirbstar23
kirbstar23
16 May 2009

When to insure??????

When to insure??????

Great..... thanks so much for that! I was just concerned that we might need it from the certificate being provided.... IYKWIM???? Love Kirby xoxo

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kirbstar23
May 16, 2009 9:40 am
kirbstar23
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imac
May 16, 2009 12:01 pm

Wowee.....got home yesterday to find an Express Post delivery waiting - from Rawdon Hill !!! Open it up and low and behold, there's our first draft of the plans ;) About the…

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paul.jason
May 16, 2009 12:06 pm
paul.jason
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ChrisL
May 16, 2009 5:06 pm
ChrisL
ChrisL
16 May 2009

Sierra Estate - Soil Class

Sierra Estate - Soil Class
VIC

It can only be considered compacted properly…

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ChrisL
May 16, 2009 5:09 pm

Do you mean this one? http://www.statesman-homes.com.au/photogallery/exterior/images/image_19.jpg Need a better photo…

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D&SG
May 16, 2009 5:54 pm
D&SG
kek
kek
16 May 2009

Am i entitled for the penalty payment?

Am i entitled for the penalty payment?

Ours was to handover. PCI was a week and a half earlier, but until you get a certificate of occupancy and a set of keys, the construction period hasn't ended. As long as…

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kek
May 16, 2009 6:09 pm
kek
ny4eva
ny4eva
16 May 2009

Tender appointment with carlisle home - What should i know

Tender appointment with carlisle home - What should i know

Hi ozanil , have you signed the tender yet? We had our tender appointment with Carlisle Homes last week, and have since made some changes. Our CLE has been accomodating,…

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ny4eva
May 16, 2009 6:23 pm
Pebble
Pebble
16 May 2009

Should we use coloured grout?

Should we use coloured grout?

The charge sounds over the top, I guess it's a builders way of saying they don't like doing it. We were allowed to choose coloured grout at no extra charge, which is good…

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Pebble
May 16, 2009 8:10 pm
Pebble
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
16 May 2009

Jo again! - Selections photofest!

Jo again! - Selections photofest!
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Ospreys a great colour - we have it, but it was Category 1. Is it usually an upgrade?

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Salt&Pepper
May 16, 2009 10:39 pm
Salt&Pepper
themax
themax
17 May 2009

Timber exposed post fencing

Timber exposed post fencing

Isn't that a bummer how the neighbour gets the good side? Doesn't make sense does it? Maybe ask the fencer for his ideas?

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themax
May 17, 2009 9:54 am
themax
kbudgie
kbudgie
17 May 2009

M3tricon Studio M

M3tricon Studio M
VIC

We spent a lot of time thinking about our electrical appointment and decided that down lights were not practical in bedrooms. We are staying with my mum until the house is…

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kbudgie
May 17, 2009 10:34 pm
kbudgie
krissytool
krissytool
17 May 2009

Anyone used these face bricks?

Anyone used these face bricks?

I have done that and all they directed me to was the one ex-display house.....so excited i drove straight to the house and it was the same one i had spotted earlier whilst…

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krissytool
May 17, 2009 10:52 pm
CiNnY
CiNnY
17 May 2009

Changing colour of garage door?

Changing colour of garage door?

kezandcheds my partner wanted the cedar lok one the orange one you speak of but i put my foot down and got the darker more mahogany one i think its called cacoba or something

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CiNnY
May 17, 2009 11:28 pm
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
18 May 2009

Need Help Building with C_don cReStMeAd...PLEASE>>>

Need Help Building with C_don cReStMeAd...PLEASE>>>
NSW

Thanks mellybuilding for the reply!!! We did have some modifications but we only got our…

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mellybuilding
May 18, 2009 11:05 am
mellybuilding
buzz
buzz
18 May 2009

Boral Ebony or Charcoal Grey Roof Tiles - Which to choose?

Boral Ebony or Charcoal Grey Roof Tiles - Which to choose?

Hi Benji, The gunmetal and charcoal grey are apparently very similar in colour, but the gunmetal is "colour on" and charcoal grey is "colour through". Depends then how…

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buzz
May 18, 2009 2:53 pm
buzz
kirribilli
kirribilli
18 May 2009

WA/Perth - Currently drawing with builder

WA/Perth - Currently drawing with builder
WA

Hi there, I think the floorplan is great! Agree with the swapping of the laundry and toilet, otherwise great! Only thing I wish we had done in ours, which is a similar…

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kirribilli
May 18, 2009 3:49 pm
kirribilli
ZZZ
ZZZ
18 May 2009

The PONDS VS STANHOPE GARDENS

The PONDS VS STANHOPE GARDENS
NSW

The cost of building has gone up, so yes..it will be more expensive to build in the ponds. Take into account interest being paid on the mortgage whilst the land is being…

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ZZZ
May 18, 2009 9:08 pm
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
18 May 2009

Kevin Mc'Donald where are you?

Kevin Mc'Donald where are you?

I too had difficulty reaching him but finally was able to get through his assistant, Robyn. She called back promptly.

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blessedpeople
May 18, 2009 10:36 pm
blessedpeople
Cleishy
Cleishy
18 May 2009

Questions about contract signing

Questions about contract signing

Don't sign the contract the day they give it you either. Take it home and have a good read through it to make sure everything that is meant to be included is included.

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Cleishy
May 18, 2009 11:11 pm
Cleishy
vid
vid
18 May 2009

Basic costs at each building stage

Basic costs at each building stage
VIC

Vid, I was told by my builder that footing progress claim is 20% PLUS 100% of footing and footing related variations. Mine came out to be about…

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vid
May 19, 2009 12:00 am
vid
King willy
King willy
18 May 2009

Recommendation for a solicitor to look at the contract ?

Recommendation for a solicitor to look at the contract ?

I also think ( know ) it’s best to have a solicitor look it over. Hey, most people get a 15 k second hand car checked over by the RACV or a mechanic. This is a 300k or…

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King willy
May 19, 2009 12:39 am
King willy
-Rebekah-
-Rebekah-
19 May 2009

Our "Daydream"279".... It's OURS!!! carpet in

Our "Daydream"279".... It's OURS!!! carpet in
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

WOW congratulations :z: It looks fantastic and everything seemed to go so well. Can't wait to see more photos! Have you moved in ???

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-Rebekah-
May 19, 2009 9:30 am
-Rebekah-
JJ305
JJ305
19 May 2009

Fixed Contract ??

Fixed Contract ??
VIC

From what i have seen, Simonds do provide fixed site cost, may be you can negoitate with them of this option, so no…

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JJ305
May 19, 2009 12:44 pm

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