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blackmax
blackmax
23 January 2008

My experience with @d3nbr00k

My experience with @d3nbr00k

The problem with these forums regarding building a new house is that not many people know about them. I stumbled onto this site a month or so ago, but I wish I found it…

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blackmax
Jan 23, 2008 7:12 pm
mudfish
mudfish
23 January 2008

Building with APG in Perth

Building with APG in Perth
WA

We are getting negative vibes from the company that we have signed up with to build our home. Does anyone have and experience building with APG in Perth? So far we have…

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mudfish
Jan 23, 2008 8:19 pm
kfc
kfc
23 January 2008

Building with APG (Perth)

Building with APG (Perth)
WA

Did you end up building with APG? If so what was your experience? We have just started with them and so far it has been akin to walking barefoot…

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kfc
Jan 23, 2008 8:35 pm
DeeElle
DeeElle
23 January 2008

Anyone have an inclusions list or contract?

Anyone have an inclusions list or contract?

Hi We have started our build (framing stage) and the builder just sent us the final selections list to confirm. If you want to send me a pm I'll attach a copy +…

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DeeElle
Jan 23, 2008 8:45 pm
DeeElle
dna
dna
23 January 2008

Opinions on bricks for a certain facade

Opinions on bricks for a certain facade
VIC

Slightly OT, but that Blue Rio house is up for sale if anyone has a spare $650K :o

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dna
Jan 23, 2008 9:03 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
24 January 2008

Land Release Delay

Land Release Delay
VIC

There could be any number of reasons for the delay. Before you title can be registered - I think there needs to be some sort of inspection by Council to make sure the…

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stonecutter1309
Jan 24, 2008 6:44 am
stonecutter1309
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
24 January 2008

Should there be gaps in mortar on inner walls? New pics.

Should there be gaps in mortar on inner walls? New pics.
WA
1, 2

Some good news and bad in that lot. Keep us all informed on how you go. Ill still be having a sticky beak too!!

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Perth_Euro
Jan 24, 2008 10:20 am
NewHome2008
NewHome2008
24 January 2008

A few basic questions

A few basic questions
VIC

No offence taken I just dont want people to have to post all over again if its been done before. I tried to serach but didn't come up with much so the link you guys have…

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NewHome2008
Jan 24, 2008 3:37 pm
Kryten
Kryten
25 January 2008

Finally Some Movement.....

Finally Some Movement.....
VIC

Thanks Colleen After reading our post, I'm now totally sure I am doing the right thing by arranging for the separate loan for the land. I can't take the chance that…

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Kryten
Jan 25, 2008 12:00 pm
Kryten
nzfiona
nzfiona
26 January 2008

House Plans

House Plans

One question from me: why has the laundry only got access into the garage? Why is it not at the back or side of the house so you can hang clothing out on a line…

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nzfiona
Jan 26, 2008 6:35 am
nzfiona
Michelle
Michelle
26 January 2008

Looking like a house!

Looking like a house!

That’s one long hallway MaylandsManor! :shock: Looking good! :D

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Michelle
Jan 26, 2008 3:13 pm
Michelle
OHMS
OHMS
27 January 2008

Questions about house plans

Questions about house plans

Take your plans to your local builder & discuss with them. Technically the plans are copyrighted. However, all that your local builder needs to…

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OHMS
Jan 27, 2008 12:25 am
Hennig
Hennig
27 January 2008

Dishwashers & floorboards whilst building with PD

Dishwashers & floorboards whilst building with PD
VIC

Ditto. The only issue we had was the moulding (timber bead) around the kitchen cupboards fouling with the dishwasher.

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Hennig
Jan 27, 2008 9:38 pm
Hennig
Hennig
27 January 2008

Done Lurking - Time to Ask Some Questions....

Done Lurking - Time to Ask Some Questions....
NSW

Welcome. Like the plan, a lot of comments regarding a standalone bathroom. You could look to add a shower compartment to the garage powder room if need be. If your…

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Hennig
Jan 27, 2008 9:48 pm
ahuang
ahuang
27 January 2008

Has anyone had this before?

Has anyone had this before?

Is your builder looking after the water tank thing or are you doing it by yourself? My understanding is, if you let them do it they will look after it at least to the…

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ahuang
Jan 27, 2008 9:59 pm
ahuang
Hennig
Hennig
27 January 2008

Some complete beginner's questions

Some complete beginner's questions

Hi Rob, the amount of $$$ for subbies/trades really depends on your design and overall finish required. Many electricians will look at the amount of points (light/gpo…

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Hennig
Jan 27, 2008 10:16 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
28 January 2008

Leftover Materials - What happens?

Leftover Materials - What happens?

In reality - Íf they've done it correctly - the margin of safety is covered in the cost and the loss of bad name and being a cheap skate is lost in the minute savings…

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Yak_Chat
Jan 28, 2008 6:10 pm
Yak_Chat

Had a look at a home being built by this particular company and the frame had been put together unusually. A hard thump of the plasterboard and there would be nothing…

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HomeReview
Jan 28, 2008 7:35 pm
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
29 January 2008

Land Selection & Fixed price contract

Land Selection & Fixed price contract
VIC

A house next door to the chilcare my daughter goes has been for sale for over 6 months.

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Cookiemonster
Jan 29, 2008 7:02 am
wantingahouse
wantingahouse
29 January 2008

We Have a Roof ...... and Bricks

We Have a Roof ...... and Bricks
VIC

Adam, it is looking really good! They are certainly moving fast on your house.

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wantingahouse
Jan 29, 2008 9:33 am
lrhodes1
lrhodes1
29 January 2008

Anyone build with J@nd$on

Anyone build with J@nd$on
NSW

More info rooster? I've signed the contract already

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lrhodes1
Jan 29, 2008 1:43 pm
lrhodes1
Aulyna_1
Aulyna_1
29 January 2008

350K building process

350K building process
ACT

Hi enigma_brennan, Select color can be a difficulty job, it was for me anyway :oops: . To give you some idea I just updated my front elevation above. :? Thanks to…

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Aulyna_1
Jan 29, 2008 7:29 pm
MadChook
MadChook
29 January 2008

Electrical Issue

Electrical Issue

You may have a sub-board but if you look at the main meter box - the one the supply company reads there should be two meters inside. This meter box is normally located on…

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MadChook
Jan 29, 2008 9:02 pm
clath
clath
29 January 2008

electrical wiring

electrical wiring

Hung no mirror yet. They have put up the plaster. Going to have a site inspection on thursday ... and raise the issue with the site supervisor.

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clath
Jan 29, 2008 9:28 pm
clath
Hennig
Hennig
30 January 2008

Which ducted vacuum, alarm and intercom system?

Which ducted vacuum, alarm and intercom system?

Dust pan - definitely. I get the awesome job of vaccing the dust pile regularly left in the pantry. If not only for the resale benefits also. H

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Hennig
Jan 30, 2008 9:12 pm
gpierce
gpierce
31 January 2008

How much is a feature, level and re-establishment survey?

How much is a feature, level and re-establishment survey?
VIC

Yes sorry, my price was to AHD. Why would anyone not do it to AHD? Any reason? You can't really establish proper levels of driveways, landscaping, etc without it. Greg

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gpierce
Jan 31, 2008 5:56 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
31 January 2008

Finally we have something to see!

Finally we have something to see!
VIC
1, 2

... we now have our spa installed in the ensuite (complete with warning sticker stating that trying to remove the spa will result in permanent structural damage - so…

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First_Timer_Ray
Jan 31, 2008 9:29 pm
First_Timer_Ray
Little Miss GrownUp
Little Miss GrownUp
1 February 2008

P@rter D@vis Final Contract meeting

P@rter D@vis Final Contract meeting
VIC

Thanks for the advice. It didn't sound right to me!

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Little Miss GrownUp
Feb 01, 2008 1:29 pm
kasiakm
kasiakm
1 February 2008

Adenbrook Homes

Adenbrook Homes

87 DAYS SINCE HANDOVER......still waiting for them to rectify items they agreed to in writing at handover. One…

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kasiakm
Feb 01, 2008 6:26 pm
VJ
VJ
1 February 2008

Help, they want to take legal action against my blog??!!

Help, they want to take legal action against my blog??!!
1, 2, 3, 4

VJ wrote: Now, I'm no longer worried of posting even negative comments on my blog. Make sure it's based on facts only and supported with photos. To…

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VJ
Feb 01, 2008 7:57 pm
VJ
Shady
Shady
2 February 2008

Building new home in Sydney

Building new home in Sydney
NSW

Similar houses have been…

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Shady
Feb 02, 2008 1:26 pm
Aulyna_1
Aulyna_1
2 February 2008

External color - too brave?

External color - too brave?
1, 2, 3

Thanks Lyn, The color of the garage door looks REALY good, so is your house :D Aulyna

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Aulyna_1
Feb 02, 2008 4:53 pm
Amy
Amy
2 February 2008

Darmon Homes

Darmon Homes
VIC

Hi, I'm thinking about creating a custom designed house with Darmon Homes. I was impressed with their display homes. Does anyone have experience building with Darmon…

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Amy
Feb 02, 2008 6:53 pm
VJ
VJ
3 February 2008

OMG OMG we have

OMG OMG we have
WA

Congratulations!!! I'm sure you'll be very busy for the next month or so... but i'm sure it's all worth it! Enjoy your house!!! Looking forward for photos... :D

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VJ
Feb 03, 2008 9:17 am
VJ
DeeElle
DeeElle
3 February 2008

Does custom builder build cheaper home ?

Does custom builder build cheaper home ?
VIC

DeeElle, Totally off topic, but I'll be brief. Where did you get your avatar from? It's absolutely beautiful and would look great for wall…

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DeeElle
Feb 03, 2008 11:26 am
DeeElle
Michelle
Michelle
3 February 2008

The downpipe and the outside light ... problem fixed!

The downpipe and the outside light ... problem fixed!
VIC
1, 2

Changed my mind….I made a promise to Jason that I would hold my tongue….so that’s what I am going to do. :D

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Michelle
Feb 03, 2008 8:51 pm
Michelle
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
3 February 2008

Experience with National Builders

Experience with National Builders
VIC
1, 2, 3

will do Brittany, Thank you for the tip :wink: Will keep you posted :arrow:

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blessedpeople
Feb 03, 2008 8:56 pm
blessedpeople
Helyn
Helyn
3 February 2008

Land Titles

Land Titles
WA

Again, sorry to argue or disillusion the cynic in you, but our land price was confirmed in May '07. land settlement is finally happening 8/2/08 and price has not changed,…

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Helyn
Feb 03, 2008 9:22 pm
Helyn
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
3 February 2008

Is this an open staircase?

Is this an open staircase?

Well you've fixed part of it? Now the next message is like - hmm - out of place. So now I'll delete my post. Steve

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Yak_Chat
Feb 03, 2008 9:28 pm
Yak_Chat
ahuang
ahuang
4 February 2008

Rain delays plumbing work?

Rain delays plumbing work?

Understand how you feel, but as the plumbers need to dig holes and draines all over the places to lay the pipes, it's definitely not safe for them to work in such wet…

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ahuang
Feb 04, 2008 7:38 am
ahuang
mattwalker
mattwalker
4 February 2008

Internal walls painted by spray gun??

Internal walls painted by spray gun??
VIC

Matt.. On the contract it says they will be using Bristol (semi sec). If they have changed their paint supplier since your build do you think…

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mattwalker
Feb 04, 2008 8:24 am
mattwalker
clath
clath
5 February 2008

Updated Our Blogg

Updated Our Blogg
VIC

Wow looks very nice :) .... love the timber work :wink:

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clath
Feb 04, 2008 11:13 pm
clath
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
5 February 2008

Newbie question

Newbie question

difficult blocks are just that - difficult - most people think - hm too hgard - don;t want to know about the trouble it may cause. be creative - think outside the box…

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Yak_Chat
Feb 05, 2008 9:00 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
6 February 2008

Options List...

Options List...
1, 2

We have 'sisalation' insulation included as std in the external walls but not R2.5 batts. _________________ Cheers, Tim Tim this is…

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Yak_Chat
Feb 06, 2008 2:44 pm
Yak_Chat
VJ
VJ
6 February 2008

Experience with any Stockland Estates

Experience with any Stockland Estates
SA

We didn't camp out. We were fortunate that when they released new blocks, we were there checking for display homes (just dreaming to build one). We just inquired and saw…

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VJ
Feb 06, 2008 6:33 pm
VJ
rerob1
rerob1
6 February 2008

Covenants

Covenants

Hi Colleen, I did mean the suburb not the estate :oops: ! Anyhow, its up to you if you want to remove it or not, I just wanted to give you my point of view on the matter. Re…

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rerob1
Feb 06, 2008 8:06 pm
rerob1
rerob1
rerob1
6 February 2008

Best open plan designs?

Best open plan designs?
VIC

Hi Toast! We had a look at urbanedge as well and felt they were very nice homes and as you say they display exactly what you get for your dollar which is good. All the…

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rerob1
Feb 06, 2008 8:11 pm
rerob1
rerob1
rerob1
6 February 2008

Where we are up to!

Where we are up to!
VIC

Thanks for your comments everyone, I wish I had more to report!!! I am so keen to get moving now...I can't wait!

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rerob1
Feb 06, 2008 8:14 pm
rerob1


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