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starlet
starlet
29 January 2009

Skirting tiles... half or full tile?

Skirting tiles... half or full tile?

We have 300x300 and we did half height for the skirting tiles. We would never have thought to do this, except it was done in the display version of our house and we had a…

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starlet
Jan 29, 2009 10:34 pm
laldous
laldous
30 January 2009

So, what do I do now?

So, what do I do now?
NSW

Hi Guys, Just wanted to let you know, am thinking of you guys. We got caught up in the Marshall Baker fall out so know what you are going through. It may take time but…

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laldous
Jan 30, 2009 10:22 am
anny
anny
30 January 2009

Plans - anything you wish you had / had not included?

Plans - anything you wish you had / had not included?
1, 2, 3

Thank you all... i had a browse... i really like dis mud house... definitely having one next time!! :)

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anny
Jan 30, 2009 10:41 am
mikkyG
mikkyG
30 January 2009

PCI Tips

PCI Tips

Good luck, maybe after you have completed the list post back with the complete list for others reference, we are having ours within the next month so will be very keen to…

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mikkyG
Jan 30, 2009 10:45 am
megzy
megzy
30 January 2009

Springfield Lakes New Display Homes - Wildflower Drive

Springfield Lakes New Display Homes - Wildflower Drive
QLD

Sorry yeah the other displays at Augustine Heights have just closed as well. It was in an estate that was opposite Brookwater. Hope its not too hot on the weekend.

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megzy
Jan 30, 2009 12:00 pm
Annietom
Annietom
30 January 2009

How much does it cost?

How much does it cost?
VIC

yes Nava change anything you like, no extra cost to you! kool huh!

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Annietom
Jan 30, 2009 1:12 pm
Annietom
suh
suh
30 January 2009

Garage floor tiles

Garage floor tiles

I love it, am going to show hubby, he loves a neat garage.

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suh
Jan 30, 2009 4:49 pm
suh
JJ305
JJ305
30 January 2009

Is anyone had experience : Homesnow&IKO3?

Is anyone had experience : Homesnow&IKO3?
VIC

You can get the first home buyers grant off if you like but we are choosing to use this on other things for our house. Eg. Floor coverings (as they don't include this) .…

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JJ305
Jan 30, 2009 5:58 pm
brittany
brittany
30 January 2009

Tree Lopper Costs

Tree Lopper Costs
NSW

$1100 for a massive gum

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brittany
Jan 30, 2009 8:43 pm
brittany
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
30 January 2009

Can you please share your Eden Brae building experiences

Can you please share your Eden Brae building experiences
NSW
1, 2

Hi - Also Building with EB - just starting out ie: not out of council yet. I've got a separate thread running if you troll through to "Building an EB Memphis…

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KnockItDown
Jan 30, 2009 9:50 pm
KnockItDown
penjay
penjay
30 January 2009

2 storey with master downstairs?

2 storey with master downstairs?

Henley do one called The Ambassador but I'm not sure if it's available in QLD

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penjay
Jan 30, 2009 10:20 pm
penjay
mudmap
mudmap
30 January 2009

Easement on side of property - help/advice needed

Easement on side of property - help/advice needed
1, 2

If you have a fixed price contract I would read thru your contract with the aim of lumping any additional cost on the builder. If the information on the easement and pipe…

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mudmap
Jan 30, 2009 10:51 pm
fredstar
fredstar
31 January 2009

Has anyone dealt with HomeExcellence or Cheviot homes?

Has anyone dealt with HomeExcellence or Cheviot homes?
VIC

Some info below: https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.p ... highlight= We are curently building wih them. All has been fantastic. My fiance's parents friends built the…

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fredstar
Jan 31, 2009 2:35 pm
lobo
lobo
31 January 2009

Is anyone building the Clarendon Springwood?

Is anyone building the Clarendon Springwood?
NSW

hello bob, bel thanks for asking... i am back clarendon have been busy building and roof is about to go up on monday.. I will update my post. Thanks again for asking and…

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lobo
Jan 31, 2009 5:24 pm
lobo
yvette72
yvette72
31 January 2009

breakdown of site costs

breakdown of site costs

my sites were $20,00 for m soil type but that included our hws

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yvette72
Jan 31, 2009 6:38 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
31 January 2009

Porter Davis- Lifestyle- do we have to use Boral bricks?

Porter Davis- Lifestyle- do we have to use Boral bricks?
VIC

Builders stick to 1 or 2 suppliers and never change unless they have no choice. The reason is always cost... Boral supply - windows, plasterboard, tiles and bricks -…

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ECOECO
Jan 31, 2009 7:49 pm
ECOECO
starlet
starlet
1 February 2009

ross griffin homes

ross griffin homes
WA

I've heard mixed reviews. I knew a woman who loved them, and had built with them two or three times. However, there was a place built near us and it took FOREVER...…

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starlet
Feb 01, 2009 2:19 am
Back Pocket
Back Pocket
1 February 2009

building inspections

building inspections

Hi Yolanda Sorry, I'm not familiar with sending pm's on this forum :oops: However, I'd assume that you need to do something that will move it from your…

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Back Pocket
Feb 01, 2009 11:17 am
BL
BL
1 February 2009

Porter Davis

Porter Davis
VIC

Hi MW, I am currently building with Watersun homes. I would not recommend building with them as they have been very unprofessional. They have very nice display homes but…

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BL
Feb 01, 2009 4:39 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
1 February 2009

Edgewater Homes (Henley)

Edgewater Homes (Henley)
VIC

As I understand it, Edgewater is the brand Henley uses for their spec homes. Homes which are prebuilt and sold as is. So it's a Henley home, only you don't get to pick…

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ECOECO
Feb 01, 2009 8:51 pm
ECOECO
Jess09
Jess09
1 February 2009

Coral and their timelines...

Coral and their timelines...
QLD

thanks kylie, i'm hoping it should all be alright - i can't see what the problem would be - just worrying anyway :?

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Jess09
Feb 01, 2009 11:35 pm
Jess09

Hey Everyone, Just a quick update on our house.. We have the roof almost completed, windows and doors are in, and the bricks are due to start tomorrow, (they are already…

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sha
Feb 02, 2009 12:40 am
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
2 February 2009

Anyone in Canberra want some rocks (blue-metal)???

Anyone in Canberra want some rocks (blue-metal)???
ACT

I'm building in O'Malley...going down the 'owner builder' path! :shock: Very much a learning experience - but will hopefully be a fun adventure! :D We've thought about…

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BuildingACT
Feb 02, 2009 3:59 am
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
2 February 2009

Stonecutter1309- Your block is in the paper.

Stonecutter1309- Your block is in the paper.

Hey Judie - it is us! Mum has saved the article for me - thanks :)

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stonecutter1309
Feb 02, 2009 9:45 am
stonecutter1309
JohnAndTarin
JohnAndTarin
2 February 2009

We are being framed

We are being framed

Nope no action yet :( and that was at 9 am :cry:

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JohnAndTarin
Feb 02, 2009 10:06 am
JohnAndTarin
Annietom
Annietom
2 February 2009

Standard Builders Contracts Q?

Standard Builders Contracts Q?

the penalty clauses should be carefully noted. In ours, if the builder runs over time, then we are charging $750 per week. We came to this figure because we would be…

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Annietom
Feb 02, 2009 10:21 am
Annietom
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anny
Feb 02, 2009 11:58 am
bluesteel
bluesteel
2 February 2009

Buying spec home from AVJ

Buying spec home from AVJ
QLD

Get a building inspection !! Even though it is a new home and should be covered by builders insurance do you want the hassle of chasing up things that should be done -…

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bluesteel
Feb 02, 2009 12:49 pm
bluesteel
shilpsam
shilpsam
2 February 2009

Next step in journey - Carlisle Atlantique 36 MK2

Next step in journey - Carlisle Atlantique 36 MK2
VIC

Hi Bec n Craig, Thanks for the info. Its good that Craig is taking care of all electrical stuff at your place. Maybe he can give his opinion on the suggestion regarding…

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shilpsam
Feb 02, 2009 1:51 pm
Leigh&Sam
Leigh&Sam
2 February 2009

Subdividing Blocks

Subdividing Blocks

Thanks for your repsonses 'chelle and ChrisL!! Certainly alot of information to think about...!! :lol: We will have a look into the $$$ side of things and decide from…

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Leigh&Sam
Feb 02, 2009 2:48 pm
Leigh&Sam
ozyind
ozyind
2 February 2009

Wincrest - steps to take

Wincrest - steps to take

Our sympathies are with you. We too are feeling the pain.. But, why did ABC said something like that..

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ozyind
Feb 02, 2009 3:04 pm
ozyind
babes1
babes1
2 February 2009

Rural Building Company Perth - Comments on this builder?

Rural Building Company Perth - Comments on this builder?
WA

Hi I am currently building with the Rural Building company - my advice is to get independent advice to check their work and keep a diary of every conversation. Our slab…

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babes1
Feb 02, 2009 4:04 pm
Dale
Dale
2 February 2009

Bigger Land or Construction Area raises the Resale Value?

Bigger Land or Construction Area raises the Resale Value?
VIC

Hi, You are building a fairly small house in a family area is perhaps what they are saying. Couples that the house size might suit best may normally want to live…

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Dale
Feb 02, 2009 4:22 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
2 February 2009

Thicker slab by choice?

Thicker slab by choice?

There is a maximum driveway gradient & transition gradients which your builder or designer will/should be aware of

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ausdesign
Feb 02, 2009 4:58 pm
ausdesign
chuth77
chuth77
2 February 2009

What to look for in contracts

What to look for in contracts

If you're new to it, and new to contracts, it could be worth sitting down with a solicitor to explain it in plain english...

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chuth77
Feb 02, 2009 8:24 pm
chuth77
chuth77
2 February 2009

Which QLD-Brisbane home builders would you recommend?

Which QLD-Brisbane home builders would you recommend?
QLD

Where abouts are you building? What's your budget? Project home or Custom design? Sloping block design or standard? What designs do you like? Who are they from?

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chuth77
Feb 02, 2009 8:26 pm
James Bond
James Bond
2 February 2009

Vic govt changes rules on water tanks

Vic govt changes rules on water tanks
VIC
1, 2

I drank recycled water for 38 years of my life in England. My Dad has drunk it for 82 years of his life. It tasted the same as any other water. I am amazed any city…

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James Bond
Feb 02, 2009 8:52 pm
James Bond
mambie
mambie
2 February 2009

ABC Wincrest news :(

ABC Wincrest news :(

Hope this happens... and it happens soon. My contract was signed in October... had some council issues with the DA app so as yet the second DA approval isn't yet done. If…

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mambie
Feb 02, 2009 9:01 pm
jolie
jolie
2 February 2009

Has anyone built with Hallmark?

Has anyone built with Hallmark?
QLD

Thanks Smithy, what you said is pretty much what I have been reading and hearing - see Product Review website: http://www.productreview.com.au/showite ... m_id=61055 The…

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jolie
Feb 02, 2009 9:35 pm
Jess09
Jess09
2 February 2009

Will these expenses be it ? Please add what you think.

Will these expenses be it ? Please add what you think.
VIC

i think you may have allowed a little to much for transfer duty (mortgage duty is no longer applicable in VIC - i work for bendigo bank - so you will not have to pay this.…

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Jess09
Feb 02, 2009 11:34 pm
Jess09
mydreamhome
mydreamhome
3 February 2009

plumbing pipes in wrong spot - how are they fixed

plumbing pipes in wrong spot - how are they fixed

Thanks guys, It's hard not to worry, but wonderful to get your reassurance. I hadn't thought of the termite barrier, so I'll make sure that's addressed. Thanks again

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mydreamhome
Feb 03, 2009 8:29 am
dreamhome
dreamhome
3 February 2009

Cedar (Timber) garage doors

Cedar (Timber) garage doors

Thanks ozzroo and kexkez. I agree, it depends on the manufacturer, some of them don't look realistic. The ones we saw did not look that great so that it why we are…

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dreamhome
Feb 03, 2009 8:39 am
dreamhome
shilpsam
shilpsam
3 February 2009

Dulux Full Texture vs Rendering

Dulux Full Texture vs Rendering
VIC

Hi, I came across the term "Moroka" on this site yesterday while reading some previous discussions about rendering. Was not sure whether it is a product or a…

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shilpsam
Feb 03, 2009 9:27 am
devank
devank
3 February 2009

GOVERNMENT REBATES

GOVERNMENT REBATES

Generally, we are not entitled for any rebates if we are required to install anything by rules and regulations (Eg: BASIX). On a slightly different topic, this is the…

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devank
Feb 03, 2009 1:48 pm
devank
pinkfairymagic
pinkfairymagic
3 February 2009

What do you think of these inclusions?

What do you think of these inclusions?

beach just up the road, you can hear the water, get nice sea breezes, and there is bushland at the front and rear of the…

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pinkfairymagic
Feb 03, 2009 2:42 pm
pinkfairymagic

We went out to the block last Monday to check what was going on, and sure enough, the frame--including the roof--was completed! It was a little surreal seeing all the roof…

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cynarion
Feb 03, 2009 3:49 pm
cynarion
shazburger
shazburger
3 February 2009

Can Porter Davis modify their design (floorplan) ?

Can Porter Davis modify their design (floorplan) ?
VIC

the new scholls are just the other side of the lake, down towards GRand Boulevard on Windrock Street.... Looking forward to you blogg

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shazburger
Feb 03, 2009 8:31 pm
shazburger


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