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[bex]
[bex]
8 July 2016

KDR Demolition

KDR Demolition
NSW

Hey red15, you're just around the corner - we're in Baulko! Interesting read!

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[bex]
Jul 08, 2016 10:44 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
8 July 2016

Basement Leaks through hair line cracks

Basement Leaks through hair line cracks
ACT

Hi Patcait What's above the ceiling photos would help

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 08, 2016 10:08 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
8 July 2016

Steel vs Concrete

Steel vs Concrete
ACT

Hi Jonathan It depends do you have designs or sketches..images would help?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 08, 2016 9:30 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
khubvalo123
khubvalo123
8 July 2016

Dean Homes

Dean Homes
VIC

Hi bessie, Can you please elaborate what is wrong with this builder? We are considering them to build our double story house in Doreen. //Cheers

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khubvalo123
Jul 08, 2016 11:57 am
khubvalo123
khubvalo123
8 July 2016

Help!!! Trying to find a builder

Help!!! Trying to find a builder
VIC

Hi Jess 40 and mr & mrs smith, How did you go with Deam homes? Do you recommend them to anyone who wants to build a double story house? Did you face any issue in your…

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khubvalo123
Jul 08, 2016 11:04 am
Robina
Robina
7 July 2016

Building the Lennox with Celebration Homes

Building the Lennox with Celebration Homes
WA
1, 2

Thanks Robina - we changed the cabinets last min as the sone colour would've been too much with the flooring. $450 variation fee We have pre handover on 14th…

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Robina
Jul 07, 2016 11:15 pm
Robina
bashworth
bashworth
7 July 2016

Do I need extra nogging?

Do I need extra nogging?
VIC

I have hung heavier things than paintings without any problem.

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bashworth
Jul 07, 2016 6:07 pm
bashworth
robbie55
robbie55
7 July 2016

$167 per downlight!?

$167 per downlight!?
1, 2

We got most our electrical done through the builder and I think we paid around $120 per downlight. The things we didn't get done were fans and some pendant lights because…

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robbie55
Jul 07, 2016 5:09 pm
robbie55
rtforresters
rtforresters
7 July 2016

Dennis Family Homes - Princeton 25

Dennis Family Homes - Princeton 25
VIC
1, 2, 3

Thanks for the info. Hopefully we have a good SS and will allow additional things that we had forgotten. Enjoy your beautiful new home.

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rtforresters
Jul 07, 2016 5:07 pm
rtforresters
Jacky10
Jacky10
7 July 2016

2D drawing plans to 3D model

2D drawing plans to 3D model
QLD

What about Chief Architect software ?

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Jacky10
Jul 07, 2016 8:38 am
Dave12
Dave12
6 July 2016

Problem with Clarendon Homes- Not responding after handover

Problem with Clarendon Homes- Not responding after handover
NSW

The carpenter finally arrived and placed the beams, however still waiting for corners to go up and painted.

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Dave12
Jul 07, 2016 12:20 am
mel_house
mel_house
6 July 2016

Vaucluse 41 design with CARLISLE HOMES

Vaucluse 41 design with CARLISLE HOMES
VIC

Following is appeared have completed - 01/Jul/2016 Site Cut Tap Set Out Elec & Tapping Drains Bored Piers Temp fencing was not done correctly, according to boundary of…

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mel_house
Jul 06, 2016 10:20 pm
MJT
MJT
6 July 2016

Floor Plans

Floor Plans
WA

Recessed Robe? Robe Rail? Who knows

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MJT
Jul 06, 2016 8:43 pm
dulie
dulie
6 July 2016

Metricon Merricks 34 Melbourne

Metricon Merricks 34 Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Damn that sux. Hopefully the new guys can provide you guys with better service.

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dulie
Jul 06, 2016 12:33 pm
dulie
bpratt
bpratt
5 July 2016

building covenants in estate

building covenants in estate
VIC

That's absolutely insane that you have to have both a dark coloured roof, and it's got to be tiles. Going to be an absolute island of heat in summer with all of those…

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bpratt
Jul 05, 2016 4:35 pm
ChantalMaree
ChantalMaree
5 July 2016

Easystart (Summit) Genoa Martin Lumen Rise /Ceilings compl

Easystart (Summit) Genoa Martin Lumen Rise /Ceilings compl
WA
1, 2

How's things going David_Kym? You guys must be close to or done PCI already?

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ChantalMaree
Jul 05, 2016 11:53 am
ChantalMaree
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StarGirlStar
Jul 05, 2016 12:14 am
StarGirlStar
oneskyabove
oneskyabove
4 July 2016

Issy&Ozzy's New Gen Build-Living areas, Splashback..& baby?!

Issy&Ozzy's New Gen Build-Living areas, Splashback..& baby?!
WA
1 ... 29, 30, 31

Hope your settling into your new home. did you end up using Octopus Painting? Did they do a good job? :)

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oneskyabove
Jul 04, 2016 5:52 pm
KimberleyB93
KimberleyB93
4 July 2016

Building with Simonds in SA (LOTS OF PICS)

Building with Simonds in SA (LOTS OF PICS)
SA
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Hi thank you! I will be jumping on there in a moment :) My partner and I are building the Turin (altered to have littler luxuries) and so far we're extremely pleased. I'm…

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KimberleyB93
Jul 04, 2016 5:20 pm
tiffany Litz
tiffany Litz
4 July 2016

Latest stage titled for Bloomdale, Diggers Rest

Latest stage titled for Bloomdale, Diggers Rest
VIC

hello all, did anyone know what is the latest stage that has been titled? thanks

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tiffany Litz
Jul 04, 2016 4:04 pm
Sarah3456
Sarah3456
4 July 2016

Carpet help for grey walls

Carpet help for grey walls
QLD

Ive may have managed to figure out photos. This is a link to an album- it shows the light carpet I'd like to get but am nervous about. And also a darker carpet but I…

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Sarah3456
Jul 04, 2016 3:01 pm
JB1
JB1
3 July 2016

electrical pit

electrical pit
VIC

For the electrical pit only?

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JB1
Jul 03, 2016 11:46 pm
Cook2091
Cook2091
3 July 2016

Front door - new build - Adelaide

Front door - new build - Adelaide
SA

Nah dgp it is only timber veneer. The builder has pretty much dug his heels in on the issue so there's not much we can now.

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Cook2091
Jul 03, 2016 7:05 pm
bashworth
bashworth
3 July 2016

Making a volume build home look more 'period'

Making a volume build home look more 'period'
VIC

If you check out this link you will see a House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright over 100 years ago when 'California Bungalows' were starting to be built in Australia;

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bashworth
Jul 03, 2016 7:36 am
bashworth
rachaellhallett
rachaellhallett
2 July 2016

2 Zoned Air-con + Solar vs 4 Zoned Air-con

2 Zoned Air-con + Solar vs 4 Zoned Air-con
NSW

The answer will depend on how you intend to use the spaces as a family and how you tiller are heat etc. I would opt for the 2 zone so more of the house can be cooled at…

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rachaellhallett
Jul 02, 2016 8:48 pm
Canberra_gal
Canberra_gal
2 July 2016

Tender with Rawson Homes

Tender with Rawson Homes
NSW

Hi M33M, are you still building with Rawson?

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Canberra_gal
Jul 02, 2016 7:35 pm
Canberra_gal
kdring
kdring
1 July 2016

Pre-slab nightmare - Please help.

Pre-slab nightmare - Please help.
VIC

1.3m side to side over 18m. cut and fill on the site.

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kdring
Jul 01, 2016 9:21 pm
canbuild
canbuild
1 July 2016

Curious to what your electrical plan cost? Any Builder...

Curious to what your electrical plan cost? Any Builder...
NSW
1, 2

Hi, ours has gone up to $13k and we are also wondering whether we are going overboard with electrical plan or not. Our builder charges $59 for a light point regardless…

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canbuild
Jul 01, 2016 1:40 pm
dellam
dellam
1 July 2016

Commodore homes

Commodore homes
WA

Anyone building or built with commodore homes , how did you go ? Sent from my iPhone using Warcraft Chat 2.12

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dellam
Jul 01, 2016 9:18 am
capricorn
capricorn
30 June 2016

Does anyone buy furniture before moving in?

Does anyone buy furniture before moving in?
NSW

Well i bought all my furniture from a company in Botany (NSW) . They are the supplier of harveyNormans, Temple and webstar and InteriorsOnline company. This company …

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capricorn
Jun 30, 2016 10:09 pm
capricorn
chrismarshall3
chrismarshall3
30 June 2016

Cost of upgrading electrical streamline switches?

Cost of upgrading electrical streamline switches?

Anyone upgraded their switches to streamline / slim push button switches? How much would it cost per one or per 4 bed house? Roughly.

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chrismarshall3
Jun 30, 2016 1:39 pm
newaussiedan
newaussiedan
30 June 2016

Fence

Fence

I thought about that extra pailings option, does anyone have a picture of this option or has ever seem it and can share an option as to its appeal?

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newaussiedan
Jun 30, 2016 1:06 pm
newaussiedan
Althom
Althom
30 June 2016

Neighbour build question

Neighbour build question
WA

You're well within your rights to; 1. Ask for evidence of the builders insurance coverage and written confirmation that any and all damage caused by removal of the fence…

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Althom
Jun 30, 2016 11:46 am
Althom
bexx
bexx
29 June 2016

great builder or carpenter for kit home

great builder or carpenter for kit home
NSW

Hi there. We have recently purchased 2 blocks side by side (both the same size) on an estate in western sydney. We have decided to go down the kit home route with…

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bexx
Jun 29, 2016 11:38 pm
Daz_
Daz_
29 June 2016

Alfresco slab with builder or after HO?

Alfresco slab with builder or after HO?
NSW

I went through the builder for mine. Not sure how much I paid but I think the slab part was basically substituted for the paver price and then I paid more for the…

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Daz_
Jun 29, 2016 9:49 pm
Daz_
rondy
rondy
29 June 2016

Venetia 25 by DFH

Venetia 25 by DFH
VIC

Great to see another Dennis build! I hope all went ok with your contract. We are building the Hawkesdale (plan no longer available). We signed contracts on 1/5/16 & our…

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rondy
Jun 29, 2016 8:58 pm
allvee
allvee
29 June 2016

Oracle Platinum Homes

Oracle Platinum Homes
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

We are waiting for front and garage door

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allvee
Jun 29, 2016 8:04 pm
bumblebee1985
bumblebee1985
29 June 2016

First time builder - Hunter Valley NSW

First time builder - Hunter Valley NSW
NSW

Hi Gabby Hidden extras really depend on which company you're building with as each company has their own inclusions in their 'standard' package...that's what we found…

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bumblebee1985
Jun 29, 2016 6:46 pm
redpixel
redpixel
29 June 2016

Selkirk bricks

Selkirk bricks
VIC

I'm also interested on these bricks. Has anyone used them before? :)

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redpixel
Jun 29, 2016 4:43 pm
KeepCalm
KeepCalm
29 June 2016

Size of your WC in ensuite (with door)??

Size of your WC in ensuite (with door)??
WA

I am building a new home (my first) and in the most recent sketch the planner changed the size of my WC in ensuite to 1400x900 down from 1700x900. I am very concerned that…

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KeepCalm
Jun 29, 2016 10:35 am
KeepCalm
vonsta76
vonsta76
28 June 2016

Building a Coolum 24 with Coral

Building a Coolum 24 with Coral
NSW

Woohoo countdown begins! Avoca 25 in Gainsborough Greens Gold Coast viewtopic.php?f=31&t=81406

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vonsta76
Jun 28, 2016 11:08 pm
vonsta76
insider
insider
28 June 2016

Crack in lounge room wall

Crack in lounge room wall
QLD

What suburb have you built in ?

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insider
Jun 28, 2016 10:15 pm
Building4my3tots
Building4my3tots
28 June 2016

KDR Custom build in Ryde NSW - Landscaping

KDR Custom build in Ryde NSW - Landscaping
NSW
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Does look really good! Wished we had land as big as yours! My kids would loved a swimming pool AND a spa! So lux! Sent from my iPhone using tapatalk

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Building4my3tots
Jun 28, 2016 9:14 pm
Building4my3tots
Michony85
Michony85
28 June 2016

Kings Estate Terrigal

Kings Estate Terrigal
NSW

Anyone out there building in Kings Estate Terrigal?

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Michony85
Jun 28, 2016 5:46 pm
Becs Coral
Becs Coral
28 June 2016

88B Instrument - Where can i find it?

88B Instrument - Where can i find it?
NSW

I think we got ours from our solicitor. I am pretty sure that council issued it. When I went looking for ours, I sighted it at council bit they said they they couldbt just…

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Becs Coral
Jun 28, 2016 3:25 pm
Becs Coral
kel_taylor10
kel_taylor10
28 June 2016

Corner Stacker Doors

Corner Stacker Doors
NSW

I can give you an idea of costs - we are paying ~$20K to remove the pillar and replace with corner stacking doors. This includes a 9m steel beam as extra support above…

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kel_taylor10
Jun 28, 2016 9:43 am
VictoriaEve
VictoriaEve
27 June 2016

Solicitor- Ryde NSW

Solicitor- Ryde NSW
NSW

hi fizzed, I just came across this - I could have reviewed it for you. Did you end up getting it looked at? Any clauses renegotiated? I tried to negotiate the amount of…

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VictoriaEve
Jun 27, 2016 10:59 pm
Daz_
Daz_
27 June 2016

Air blowing up through bathroom drain

Air blowing up through bathroom drain
QLD

Strange ? Pour some water down the drain and see if that stops it...maybe theres no water in the trap

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Daz_
Jun 27, 2016 9:47 pm
Daz_

The chippy's and plasters have been hard at work getting the door jams and plaster sheeting in. Can really feel the size of the rooms for the first time now the walls and…

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cplicious
Jun 27, 2016 9:11 pm


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