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MannyD
MannyD
12 November 2015

Tinting: Zero visibility from the outside at night

Tinting: Zero visibility from the outside at night
WA
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I thought companies who did tinting and the like made some sort of translucent film nowadays for situations like…

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MannyD
Nov 12, 2015 12:10 pm
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LazzaKylie
Nov 12, 2015 11:22 am
oneJohn
oneJohn
12 November 2015

Cost per sq metre and designer costs

Cost per sq metre and designer costs
WA

Cost per square metre can mean pretty much anything, so you need to the context of the estimate. Typically I wouldn't expect a builder to factor in demolition costs or…

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oneJohn
Nov 12, 2015 9:16 am
oneJohn
Aveley22
Aveley22
11 November 2015

Help please! No power to estate

Help please! No power to estate
WA

Hi there I'm Currently building in Aveley, The Vale estate, and have been informed by the builder that there is no power to the green domes so they have had to get a…

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Aveley22
Nov 11, 2015 4:31 pm
Aveley22
Kadyno
Kadyno
11 November 2015

Building a MDJ Lyndhurst

Building a MDJ Lyndhurst
NSW

We have just signed up with MDJ and are building a Lyndhurst. Just wondering if anyone has already built one as I would LOVE to have a little look PLEASE. We live in…

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Kadyno
Nov 11, 2015 3:45 am
Buddy7
Buddy7
10 November 2015

Sarah Homes

Sarah Homes

also to spanners, i built on the murray bridge side of the mt barker district and was not charged $7000 for delivery of materials. the final price on contract, once finals…

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Buddy7
Nov 10, 2015 5:30 pm
johnbrownsniece
johnbrownsniece
10 November 2015

Progress payments schedule

Progress payments schedule
WA

Hi guys Is anyone willing to share what their progress payment schedule is for a new house (big project builder) in Western Australia? Cheers

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johnbrownsniece
Nov 10, 2015 1:09 pm
Kelgofast
Kelgofast
10 November 2015

Plumbing in the wrong spot in our slab help!

Plumbing in the wrong spot in our slab help!
NSW
1, 2

Hi all, we have a pipe under the concrete to allow water and electrical access to the island bench in our kitchen. After the cabinet maker did his measure up he noticed…

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Kelgofast
Nov 10, 2015 12:57 pm
Kelgofast
TaraDog
TaraDog
10 November 2015

No more renos! Time to build a Washington 29 Wisdom Home

No more renos! Time to build a Washington 29 Wisdom Home
NSW
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Hi Jazz_J. Not sure if you're still on this thread - Love the look of your home using the Blackheath bricks. We were thinking of using Blackheath as well, but have seen…

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TaraDog
Nov 10, 2015 12:26 pm
TaraDog
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lazandjohn
Nov 09, 2015 6:59 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
9 November 2015

Building our first home in Pakenham Victoria

Building our first home in Pakenham Victoria
VIC
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Oh, are you doing solar panels through your builder? Is it expensive? What sort of aircon have you gone with? Anything else going on?

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aloenyx
Nov 09, 2015 6:15 pm
aloenyx
wesky
wesky
9 November 2015

Water pooling around new Slab

Water pooling around new Slab
VIC

Boy have I got pics haha. Cheers.

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wesky
Nov 09, 2015 5:54 pm
shellby
shellby
9 November 2015

Manooka Valley Stormwater

Manooka Valley Stormwater
NSW

We just went to humes with the measurements and brought the riser direct off them. We needed a 600x600x600mm. BTW the measurement is the inside bit where the grate is.…

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shellby
Nov 09, 2015 3:25 pm
shellby
Tribe7
Tribe7
9 November 2015

Building with Plantation Homes Empire Q1

Building with Plantation Homes Empire Q1
QLD

Hi melandjohn, congrats on starting the process. I had a look at the floor plan and its a beautiful home. Great to see another qld 2 story build. Ilaeria would be a good…

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Tribe7
Nov 08, 2015 11:42 pm
Tribe7
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
9 November 2015

Clipsal Silc?

Clipsal Silc?
NSW

I hadn't seen this system till now. Interested in pricing too.

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Perth_Euro
Nov 08, 2015 11:38 pm
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
9 November 2015

ADCO Electrics, CUSTOM Electrics, ANDREWS ?

ADCO Electrics, CUSTOM Electrics, ANDREWS ?
WA
1, 2

ADCO Black did our prewire. Very happy with the service and quality of work done so far. The electrician was a great bloke and gave me a few tips on some post handover…

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Perth_Euro
Nov 08, 2015 11:21 pm
Suezp
Suezp
8 November 2015

Have you settled land in Aus while overseas?

Have you settled land in Aus while overseas?
VIC

Yes. Just signed over to our lawyer. Easier than being here.

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Suezp
Nov 08, 2015 7:57 pm
Fleeb
Fleeb
8 November 2015

Need advice. Water meter installed in the middle of driveway

Need advice. Water meter installed in the middle of driveway
VIC

Does your site plan in your contract have the proposed driveway drawn in? I think the builder should be able to get it fixed for even if its not really. Just jump up and…

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Fleeb
Nov 08, 2015 3:03 pm
stAn3x6
stAn3x6
8 November 2015

Carlisle Indiana 29 or 33

Carlisle Indiana 29 or 33
VIC

Hi. We're building the indiana 29

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stAn3x6
Nov 08, 2015 3:01 pm
Jockey
Jockey
8 November 2015

The Gables Box Hill

The Gables Box Hill
NSW

Hi Jason, I appreciate your comments regarding your reasoning but what I dont understand is why the sales ie , phone girls say there won't be any further land releases for…

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Jockey
Nov 08, 2015 6:33 am
kendo1010
kendo1010
7 November 2015

Recommend Duplex build in Padstow area

Recommend Duplex build in Padstow area
NSW

Hi all, Just joined the site and reading up on all the posts, very informative. Bought my first home 2 years ago in padstow (an old fibro built in the 1960s) and decided…

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kendo1010
Nov 07, 2015 5:08 pm

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PUMBA
Nov 07, 2015 10:33 am
cchelsiee
cchelsiee
6 November 2015

Next Residential Build (2 Storey), Mindarie Perth WA

Next Residential Build (2 Storey), Mindarie Perth WA
WA

Wow what a great block! Those are going to be some serious views! Best of luck for the build - can't wait to see how it turns out! :D

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cchelsiee
Nov 06, 2015 4:58 pm
cchelsiee
nikkis2000
nikkis2000
6 November 2015

Redink Southwest Build - Still Waiting....

Redink Southwest Build - Still Waiting....
WA
1, 2

I suppose the question should be do you like it as it is? if it's not surfmist and it's their mistake you'd think they'd give you the option to keep it and not delay…

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nikkis2000
Nov 06, 2015 2:38 pm
nikkis2000
Arielbj
Arielbj
6 November 2015

Master Builder Contract - building handover late

Master Builder Contract - building handover late
QLD

Our Masterton home are totally delayed. The construction started 10 th Dec 2014. We should have our key buy 23 September with rain delay. Now, we has been told maybe…

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Arielbj
Nov 06, 2015 1:27 pm
janidbest
janidbest
6 November 2015

Dennis family Venetia 29

Dennis family Venetia 29
VIC

@julia1301 it's perfect if you have more east facing because sun travels along from your garage to alfresco across living area.. Sleeping on south west is recommended…

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janidbest
Nov 06, 2015 11:33 am

Hello H1 friends, I'm a bit surprised it's been a month since my last post here. Oops! I've had more 'fun' with my spring allergies turning into asthma, plus various…

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My circus my monkeys
Nov 06, 2015 11:02 am

Here is my downlight patch. You can not tell it has been repaired we are extremely fussy and wouldn't accept if you could. That fix is what is reasonable for a builder…

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MrBee
Nov 06, 2015 8:42 am
MrBee
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
6 November 2015

Anyone heard of AVR environmental report when building ?

Anyone heard of AVR environmental report when building ?
NSW

If your agent wants the sale let them do the legwork! It's their contract. Custom knockdown rebuild Newcastle NSW viewtopic.php?t=78271

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Leksie5000
Nov 06, 2015 1:03 am
PmcFadden
PmcFadden
6 November 2015

Building with choice living homes wa

Building with choice living homes wa
WA

Hi ann183, thing is we signed contacts last year on 12th October waited for our pre start in jan this year 2015 now we are in nov & our pre start isn't finished we added…

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PmcFadden
Nov 05, 2015 11:01 pm
TomCat
TomCat
5 November 2015

Urban One - Nougat bricks Austral South Australia

Urban One - Nougat bricks Austral South Australia
SA

They are both nice ... I remember seeing and liking. Nougat: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=58995&start=720 Slaters posted a pic halfway down that page ^

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TomCat
Nov 05, 2015 10:21 pm
TomCat

Got some windows today. Apart from that it doesn't look like there was much activity today - fair enough given the crap weather. Hope it clears up…

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kremlin27
Nov 05, 2015 10:06 pm
kremlin27
dojrude
dojrude
5 November 2015

Pre-paint/Fixing Inspection - Yes or no?

Pre-paint/Fixing Inspection - Yes or no?
VIC

I'm guessing nobody bothers with these then?

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dojrude
Nov 05, 2015 8:24 pm
tsch993
tsch993
5 November 2015

Extremely reactive sloping block issues in the Dandenongs.

Extremely reactive sloping block issues in the Dandenongs.
VIC

I did have a high risk slope stability - Erosion Management Overlay, hence the issues with the geotechnical engineer. What happened it seems is that the geotech told them…

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tsch993
Nov 05, 2015 5:27 pm
andreweverist
andreweverist
5 November 2015

Building with Henley 2015

Building with Henley 2015
VIC

We just finished building with Even Wedge Homes and really like the service they provided to us. Highly appreciated. I would recommend Even Wedge Homes.

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andreweverist
Nov 05, 2015 4:50 pm
andreweverist
unamunam
unamunam
5 November 2015

Minta Farm Berwick

Minta Farm Berwick
VIC
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Guys, not exciting news but at least good news. http://www.nbnco.com.au/learn-about-the ... -plan.html One of my friend in NBN confirmed it is…

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unamunam
Nov 05, 2015 2:52 pm
psyherin
psyherin
5 November 2015

NBN availability

NBN availability
NSW

you can always check NBN website if there is NBN or NBN under construction in your area. just put the street address and it should show

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psyherin
Nov 05, 2015 2:10 pm
psyherin
Gunna
Gunna
5 November 2015

Is Estate covenant enforceable ?

Is Estate covenant enforceable ?
QLD

When we bought our block off Stocklands the plans clearly showed which side of the block was zero boundary. Do you have something similar? If you need to do Zero boundary…

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Gunna
Nov 05, 2015 12:53 pm
melimkd
melimkd
4 November 2015

Show me your tiles!

Show me your tiles!
WA

Thanks shellby, love your choices! All the best with your build :)

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melimkd
Nov 04, 2015 6:03 pm
slme777
slme777
4 November 2015

Choice of retailers for energy services

Choice of retailers for energy services
WA

Thanks calibali78. I will make sure to read everything at prestart and check if I have missed anything :D

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slme777
Nov 04, 2015 2:36 pm

Hey guys..sorry for delay been away for work. Here is the plan details for the Leisure…

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Roomeat
Nov 04, 2015 7:41 am
Roomeat
melandjohn
melandjohn
4 November 2015

Plantation Home builders - need advice!

Plantation Home builders - need advice!
NSW

We are still very early with our planning etc and are currently trying to decide what we upgrade, change etc... Obviously we are hoping to save as much money as possible…

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melandjohn
Nov 04, 2015 5:30 am
FirstHomieCoolbellup
FirstHomieCoolbellup
4 November 2015

My first build: The playground, Coolbellup - Free life homes

My first build: The playground, Coolbellup - Free life homes
WA
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Hi all, hoping for some advice. Has anyone laid wood look tiles? Specifically, Italian rectified Porcelein wood look tiles? Hoping for a recommendation on a tiler who has…

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FirstHomieCoolbellup
Nov 04, 2015 12:23 am


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