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hysterical1144
hysterical1144
16 March 2009

About a driveway

About a driveway
1, 2

Hi all, I would love to go for the exposed aggregate driveway! but as a first home buyer, our budget wont allow it =( So we will be going for the…

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hysterical1144
Mar 16, 2009 8:20 pm
thorney
thorney
16 March 2009

Piers? P Class slab???

Piers? P Class slab???

There is a lot of variation in pricing with people with p class slabs and piers. Some people have low quotes not far over $10000 and some are…

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thorney
Mar 16, 2009 9:52 pm
thorney
dmynott
dmynott
16 March 2009

New to the Forum and need help with Bricks and Tiles

New to the Forum and need help with Bricks and Tiles

Thanks Guys! Good to here all your opinions. We think that we have decided on the same bricks and tiles but will brake it all up with Jasper Guttering and similar…

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dmynott
Mar 16, 2009 10:51 pm
Judie
Judie
17 March 2009

New member building with Westminster Homes

New member building with Westminster Homes
NSW

Where in South Turramurra? (PM me if you don't want the details here. We're in ST too.) I might be able to arrange for you to meet my friend. Judie

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Judie
Mar 17, 2009 12:36 am
Judie
thlo
thlo
17 March 2009

land help required!!

land help required!!

Thanks for that - I can't understand why they are being so insistent - we have been on time with all payments and quick to respond in regards to…

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thlo
Mar 17, 2009 2:06 am
thlo
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
17 March 2009

Anyone built in Mooroolbark or Lilydale?

Anyone built in Mooroolbark or Lilydale?
VIC

yeah I built with PD (unfortunately) in the Blue Ridge estate. BTW if you like using the internet then forget about ADSL or cable - the only…

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wakeboardandy
Mar 17, 2009 8:13 am
wakeboardandy
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
17 March 2009

Sunshine Coast - Tradies

Sunshine Coast - Tradies
QLD

Yep, he does decking, he just built his own deck, as well as a floating deck stepping stones to the letterbox, it looks great. I'll pop over…

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mellybuilding
Mar 17, 2009 11:45 am
mellybuilding
Ari
Ari
17 March 2009

Standard Room Sizes

Standard Room Sizes

I thought you were just trying to make your point about using the search function. :lol:

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Ari
Mar 17, 2009 12:39 pm
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
17 March 2009

45K suspeded concrete alfresco

45K suspeded concrete alfresco
NSW

I would assume that yes if you want to use the underneath of the alfresco for storage then it would have to be watertight and then that would have to be made of cement.…

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buildingadreamhome
Mar 17, 2009 1:36 pm
buildingadreamhome
haywgl
haywgl
17 March 2009

Cremorne 35

Cremorne 35
VIC

Ah ok, interesting we were originally going to build the 35 as we couldn't find a block to fit the 42, but then one came along. I was always unsure what the 35 would be…

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haywgl
Mar 17, 2009 1:51 pm
haywgl
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
17 March 2009

Timber Stair stain same as furniture stain? In a hurry...

Timber Stair stain same as furniture stain? In a hurry...

My understanding though is that if you paint the balustrade they use pine but if you stain it they use maple? Maybe that is just my builder or I am totally confused (which…

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buildingadreamhome
Mar 17, 2009 5:19 pm
buildingadreamhome
kek
kek
17 March 2009

Upgrading cornices...

Upgrading cornices...

We have the Jazz in our lounge and it looks fantastic. It was included in the price - part of a promotion, or something? Can't remember now. For all the trouble we went…

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kek
Mar 17, 2009 5:49 pm
kek
Becster
Becster
17 March 2009

Does your builder provide you with a key at Lock-Up?

Does your builder provide you with a key at Lock-Up?
1, 2

Be@umonde. I think the baked goods I made for our supervisor at Christmas time have paid dividends. :wink: Seriously, we were told about the key when we were doing the…

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Becster
Mar 17, 2009 7:29 pm
chuth77
chuth77
18 March 2009

Electrical Technical Question - Data/Internet/IT Point

Electrical Technical Question - Data/Internet/IT Point

i. CAT-5 cable with a RJ-45 wall plate ii. Telephone line with a RJ-11 wall plate or iii. Telephone line with a RJ-45 wall plate i. Should definetly be data…

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chuth77
Mar 18, 2009 11:08 am
FarRez
FarRez
18 March 2009

Second home buyer

Second home buyer

hahaha i love everyone's responses! so i guess Zero is the number then thx as always!

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FarRez
Mar 18, 2009 12:20 pm
FarRez
suh
suh
18 March 2009

Fence Colour?

Fence Colour?
NSW
1, 2

Have you checked if you can get that in a fence colour…

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suh
Mar 18, 2009 1:23 pm
suh
chuth77
chuth77
18 March 2009

Piering

Piering

So 37 additional metres.... $3700....

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chuth77
Mar 18, 2009 1:50 pm
Aido
Aido
18 March 2009

Calling all folks who have/are building with M3tricon

Calling all folks who have/are building with M3tricon

Hey Michelle, We are building the Denver31 and had a fall of 1metre across the house. They had to cut and fill. The cut was about 70% of house are and dragged to fill…

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Aido
Mar 18, 2009 2:53 pm
Aido
craftytess
craftytess
18 March 2009

3 vs 4 bedrooms

3 vs 4 bedrooms

thanks, guys... looks like hubby is seeing the light towards 4BR :wink: haha...

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craftytess
Mar 18, 2009 3:06 pm
Southies
Southies
18 March 2009

URGENT ANSWER PLEASE -paying tradies for a favour

URGENT ANSWER PLEASE -paying tradies for a favour
NSW
1, 2

thanks rosewood - have just shot my SS an email. Will see how he responds.

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Southies
Mar 18, 2009 4:54 pm
Southies
peach
peach
18 March 2009

Double Storey - is it better to pre-wire for home security

Double Storey - is it better to pre-wire for home security

Definitely during build process! To lay the cables in the very least. We did the cables it during build, and even then, we accidentally got in a day too late so the…

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peach
Mar 18, 2009 5:09 pm
GinaUK
GinaUK
18 March 2009

Looking for a Perth builder

Looking for a Perth builder
WA

We are building with APG. They are part of the ABN group which includes Dale Alcock and Webb Brown Neaves. We are still in the preliminary stage but hope it won't be…

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GinaUK
Mar 18, 2009 5:11 pm
Louise4499
Louise4499
18 March 2009

Brisbane North Indipendent Building Inspector

Brisbane North Indipendent Building Inspector
QLD

Hi Greg, We just finished our house in Carseldine back in Dec08! (love the area) Are you in one of the new estates? We only got a final inspection on our house and…

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Louise4499
Mar 18, 2009 7:21 pm
MandyandPete
MandyandPete
18 March 2009

North facing house

North facing house

According to that link, our house is basically located at the worst orientation angle :D I thought your builder was supposed to be the one to point…

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MandyandPete
Mar 18, 2009 7:35 pm
Gearbox
Gearbox
18 March 2009

House Plan

House Plan
NSW

Thank you to everyone who contributed. I will incorporate some of the ideas into the plan. It's now off to Allworth for a tender. I expect a base price of around $150k.

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Gearbox
Mar 18, 2009 9:33 pm
Hels
Hels
18 March 2009

waffle slab finish- photos please!

waffle slab finish- photos please!

You can view photos of our slab (pored today) in my building thread, the link is in my siggie. Let me know how it compares? Ours is quite high too but we prefer it that…

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Hels
Mar 18, 2009 10:13 pm
Hels
klscomps
klscomps
18 March 2009

Sewer tap / manhole

Sewer tap / manhole

I have a relative who has one and they just had somebody inspect it. As they haven't long shifted in they asked what are they allowed to do with it and they were told…

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klscomps
Mar 18, 2009 10:32 pm

Settlement and Alarm Systems

Settlement and Alarm Systems

My understanding, if alarm system is included in your package, they would normally do the wiring before plastering (did you confirm that?), while the actual installation…

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building.our.first.house
Mar 18, 2009 11:04 pm
building.our.first.house
mattydals
mattydals
19 March 2009

ACCC

ACCC

what kind of a builder charges a site start cap depending on when you build? i'd never build with a company that would do that. our land was delayed 6 months from when…

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mattydals
Mar 19, 2009 7:33 am
greada
greada
19 March 2009

Gas and Electrical services in Brisbane

Gas and Electrical services in Brisbane
QLD

I'm moving into a new place shortly and I'm trying to find out who's the best/cheapest/whatever for gas and electrical services in Brisbane Qld. Any tips on who's the…

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greada
Mar 19, 2009 10:51 am
mrsnrub
mrsnrub
19 March 2009

Piering

Piering

I…

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mrsnrub
Mar 19, 2009 8:35 pm
photogirl
photogirl
19 March 2009

No insulation

No insulation

They are going to use a product called insulfluff(??), I think that is the correct name. They use this product to do insulation in…

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photogirl
Mar 19, 2009 9:22 pm
danceswwolves
danceswwolves
19 March 2009

New home settlement

New home settlement

Ask your contact at the bank how they prefer to do it. We went through CBA and they weren't interested in doing a final inspection, just wanted the…

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danceswwolves
Mar 19, 2009 10:29 pm
Adrian B
Adrian B
20 March 2009

Yes, another fence question

Yes, another fence question
NSW

Spam has left the building.

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Adrian B
Mar 20, 2009 8:40 am
Adrian B
Hels
Hels
20 March 2009

Benefits of building your own home?

Benefits of building your own home?

I agree with the previous posts re choosing the block, the estate and style of house etc. I also think that doing all the extra little things after you move in is so…

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Hels
Mar 20, 2009 1:46 pm
Hels
indigoclover
indigoclover
20 March 2009

Pls comment on my floorplan

Pls comment on my floorplan

how can all of you see the image? It's so small...tried to go to the link to see it but can seem to make it work...

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indigoclover
Mar 20, 2009 5:45 pm
indigoclover
kyton
kyton
22 March 2009

What to do?

What to do?

My feeling is for our home we went with different looks in each bathroom / powder room/ laundry / kitchen. This is however because we are never selling the home - so…

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kyton
Mar 22, 2009 2:22 pm
kyton
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ny4eva
Mar 22, 2009 8:15 pm
chuth77
chuth77
23 March 2009

Conduit issues

Conduit issues

Plantation will need to know where the conduits are... Depending on the type of house, the conduits may need to be installed into the slab, and as such will need to be…

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chuth77
Mar 23, 2009 8:25 am
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
23 March 2009

Good narrow block floor plans/designs for Sydney blocks?

Good narrow block floor plans/designs for Sydney blocks?
NSW

This Masterton one is only about 10m wide so would suit. I have been in the display and it's quite nice.

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buildingadreamhome
Mar 23, 2009 10:39 am
buildingadreamhome
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mellybuilding
Mar 23, 2009 10:59 am
mellybuilding
stressed85
stressed85
23 March 2009

Could you recommend a Building inspector??

Could you recommend a Building inspector??

Thank you so much back pocket. I will contact them now.. :)

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stressed85
Mar 23, 2009 11:03 am
erinleigh
erinleigh
23 March 2009

Insurance

Insurance

Include everything it costs to build, including your driveways, fencing, any sheds or carpets, garages, ect. Then allow at least 10% on top of that for demolition costs…

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erinleigh
Mar 23, 2009 12:15 pm
erinleigh
croudace
croudace
23 March 2009

Feedback on floor Plan

Feedback on floor Plan

Kitchen looks a bit narrow. 1.2m would be enough between the bench and the pantry doors. Maybe consider a corner pantry. Also can the corridor be a little wider to avoid…

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croudace
Mar 23, 2009 1:01 pm


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