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Amateur Hour
Amateur Hour
8 October 2015

Legal Point Of Discharge not connected

Legal Point Of Discharge not connected
VIC

Hey All some help needed please! We have done a knock down rebuild through one of the volume builders & moved in a few months ago. It's now apparent that a drainage issue…

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Amateur Hour
Oct 08, 2015 12:10 pm
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PEARZ
Oct 08, 2015 7:36 am
PEARZ
Whitworths13
Whitworths13
7 October 2015

Builders leaving mess on our land

Builders leaving mess on our land
QLD

I saw that the other day!! we had to ask the bloke to put his truck back together and move it because he decided to pull it apart and fix it on our block, i would call…

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Whitworths13
Oct 07, 2015 3:42 pm
Whitworths13
UKAussi
UKAussi
7 October 2015

25 Westminster Street, Schofields

25 Westminster Street, Schofields
NSW

Why did you stop building as I see your land is now for sale? Was it the builder Wisdom Homes or pressure from real estate agent to resell as they priced it at $625,000…

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UKAussi
Oct 07, 2015 11:39 am
UKAussi
PEARZ
PEARZ
6 October 2015

Site Costs the boulevard clyde north

Site Costs the boulevard clyde north
VIC

Hi Till, did u have any luck regarding clarification on your site cost with carlisle? If they're to high, have a look at Henley perhaps? Did u know that the Boulevard is…

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PEARZ
Oct 06, 2015 8:07 pm
PEARZ
zerocool123
zerocool123
6 October 2015

When will our land be titled ?

When will our land be titled ?
VIC

I haven't heard anything from our builder yet regarding a start date. Did anyone hear from their respective builders after settlement? Not sure about the flood related…

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zerocool123
Oct 06, 2015 7:12 pm
MrBee
MrBee
6 October 2015

Driveway by builder, 50mm stepdown from garage to driveway

Driveway by builder, 50mm stepdown from garage to driveway
VIC

50mm is a tad high normally its 20-25mm. It would be painful in a normal pass her car to go over 50mm I would really try and push for less for long term usability.

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MrBee
Oct 06, 2015 5:14 pm
MrBee

Hi all. I haven't posted in ages so heaps has happened. Pictures are all over the place but it's coming together…

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treble
Oct 06, 2015 1:21 pm
anup
anup
6 October 2015

Decking price

Decking price
NSW

Thanks Jackula much appriciated. Oh the company said they will oil straight away. I will ask tham. Thanks again

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anup
Oct 06, 2015 7:47 am
MalSannie
MalSannie
6 October 2015

Help with Security Screen Supplier in Perth City

Help with Security Screen Supplier in Perth City
WA

Hi Skull - have you managed to find any such companies? I'll also be interested in this. Thanks

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MalSannie
Oct 06, 2015 7:47 am
MalSannie
shellby
shellby
5 October 2015

Standard ceilings or higher ceilings

Standard ceilings or higher ceilings
NSW

We are having 2.55m ceilings, however its because the builder just upgraded their standards to 2.55m. When we did a look around we found nearly all the builders were now…

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shellby
Oct 05, 2015 10:17 pm
shellby
jimmyk
jimmyk
5 October 2015

Anyone built Memphis by JG King or built in Mildura with JG

Anyone built Memphis by JG King or built in Mildura with JG
VIC

Hi there just noticed your post and am imterested to know about yiur experience and how your build went We only just signed to also build the memphis and would love a chat

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jimmyk
Oct 05, 2015 9:55 pm
Dreambuild12
Dreambuild12
4 October 2015

Coral Homes, Gas and Electrical meter box regulations?

Coral Homes, Gas and Electrical meter box regulations?
QLD

Hi there. Search through the forum and find the coral homes general build page. Someone may have the contact details for the state manager? What is your house plan?

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Dreambuild12
Oct 04, 2015 8:40 pm
MezMaz71
MezMaz71
4 October 2015

Silkwood Dream Homes

Silkwood Dream Homes
VIC

Hi TrillHome, we had handover with siilkwood, but we are still doing a couple of things post handover, not long before we move in thou. I generally had a good experience…

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MezMaz71
Oct 04, 2015 8:39 pm
julia1301
julia1301
4 October 2015

Advice on Colour

Advice on Colour
NSW

Hi sebjub love your colourings. Just wondering what your roof and brick colours are? Thanks

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julia1301
Oct 04, 2015 5:37 pm
julia1301
bpratt
bpratt
4 October 2015

GJ Gardner Jimboomba

GJ Gardner Jimboomba
QLD

As I mentioned in my reply to you in the Coral Home thread, Stroud Homes in Jimboomba used to be GJ's, but the nearest GJ's to Jimboomba is at Beaudesert. There was talk…

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bpratt
Oct 04, 2015 4:47 pm
mim_feher
mim_feher
3 October 2015

Need some help with main bedroom plan

Need some help with main bedroom plan
NSW

Thanks for all the ideas, have contacted the sales consultant to change to double cavity doors, hubby quite liked the idea to.

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mim_feher
Oct 03, 2015 10:34 pm
nitonzo
nitonzo
3 October 2015

Elderton House and Land Package - Boundary Rd Schofields

Elderton House and Land Package - Boundary Rd Schofields
NSW

Yes we saw the progress recently. It's all very exciting. Let's hope they are on track, though I'm not naive and know there could be all kinds of delays. Is this your first build?

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nitonzo
Oct 03, 2015 4:55 pm
jacob
jacob
3 October 2015

Any one building with Simonds Westwood Design?

Any one building with Simonds Westwood Design?

Hi there, Any one building Simonds Homes Westwood design? Thanks.? Jacob

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jacob
Oct 03, 2015 1:25 pm
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jacob
Oct 03, 2015 1:10 pm
Franky40
Franky40
3 October 2015

Help with Electrical

Help with Electrical

No I did not know that!! Great tip Mel thank you . It makes sense though if you want to retro fit a motor, having a battery operated motor makes the most sense.…

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Franky40
Oct 03, 2015 7:36 am
Franky40
MrsJM
MrsJM
2 October 2015

Has anybody at all built one of the coral homes bronte serie

Has anybody at all built one of the coral homes bronte serie
NSW

We are about to start construction on our bronte 38 with coral homes. Would love to hear from people that have or…

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MrsJM
Oct 02, 2015 9:31 pm
MrsJM
ddarroch
ddarroch
2 October 2015

Dont know where to start. Advice please

Dont know where to start. Advice please

When considering your budget, I'd recommend that you don't build a house that is bigger than you require. Australians build the biggest houses in the world, which is both…

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ddarroch
Oct 02, 2015 3:58 pm
kyle9600
kyle9600
2 October 2015

Internet in Cascades on Clyde

Internet in Cascades on Clyde
VIC

Could possible still be in construction phase or the websites have not updated there databases. Just call them.

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kyle9600
Oct 02, 2015 3:36 pm
SaberX
SaberX
2 October 2015

Advice - Reviewing Pre-start items

Advice - Reviewing Pre-start items
WA

Does anyone have any advice on future proofing/what I need for potential security systems down the track? Do I just need a face plate and conduit at the entrance or any…

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SaberX
Oct 02, 2015 4:28 am
LouR
LouR
1 October 2015

Cost of raising ceilings

Cost of raising ceilings
NSW

We had prices from a builder that we were looking to go with for a 36 sq single storey, 2.4 to 2.7 it was just under 11k. Our current builder does 2.5 so a similar size…

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LouR
Oct 01, 2015 10:17 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
1 October 2015

Pebble Bay Render

Pebble Bay Render
VIC

It is rare because its a taubmans branded colour and taubmans dont have a huge texture market hold. I saw it once or twice during my tenure at Dulux.

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rebuilder86
Oct 01, 2015 10:15 pm
melipen19
melipen19
1 October 2015

Window height for 2700mm ceilings

Window height for 2700mm ceilings

The traditional approach with 2400mm ceilings has been to bring the window up to eaves height (2100mm), and not have any brickwork above the…

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melipen19
Oct 01, 2015 9:06 pm
bpratt
bpratt
1 October 2015

250 sq. m plot at Willowdale

250 sq. m plot at Willowdale
NSW

On only 250 sqm, you won't be able to use the entirety of it for your house, as you will have to set it back from the road. That said, you might just be able to squeeze a…

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bpratt
Oct 01, 2015 5:30 pm
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ColleyCrew
Sep 30, 2015 10:11 pm
Pobie
Pobie
29 September 2015

Building with rawdon hill in botanic ridge

Building with rawdon hill in botanic ridge
VIC

Thanks for the tip :-) Hows your build coming along?

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Pobie
Sep 29, 2015 5:57 pm
Pobie
pbond48
pbond48
29 September 2015

Re: Section 73 Certificate

Re: Section 73 Certificate
NSW

Hi all, I just finished building in Western Sydney a new house on a battle axe block that will be Strata and we've moved in. I asked my builder regarding separate water…

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pbond48
Sep 29, 2015 4:40 pm
Houseandhorse
Houseandhorse
29 September 2015

Meowsy's Montrose-photos of lived in house!

Meowsy's Montrose-photos of lived in house!
VIC
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Beautiful house! Can I ask, how do you find the colour surfmist? Is it quite white or more a noticeable off white colour? Debating whether to have surfmist garage with…

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Houseandhorse
Sep 29, 2015 4:07 pm
Houseandhorse
watermill
watermill
29 September 2015

Austral Newport and Stony Creek colours

Austral Newport and Stony Creek colours
VIC

Hi, I’d like to see if anyone has used Austral Newport with Stony Creek Render or similar? And if so, what colours were used for the roof and windows?

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watermill
Sep 29, 2015 2:41 pm
watermill
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
29 September 2015

Welcome to Paradise - Lighting Pics

Welcome to Paradise - Lighting Pics
WA
1 ... 45, 46, 47

Hi Burns, arghh! Sorry I missed all the pics :( I haven't had notifications from forever it seems!! :( :( but thanks for your input, you were spot on with your idea for the…

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Treeseachanger
Sep 29, 2015 1:43 pm
Mollyemma
Mollyemma
29 September 2015

Glenfern bricks and monument windows

Glenfern bricks and monument windows
VIC

Hi everyone Just wondering if anyone has built with glenfern bricks and monuments windows?? Our roof is going to be twilight Gutter and facia monument (we have a porch…

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Mollyemma
Sep 29, 2015 9:59 am
Hajnalka
Hajnalka
29 September 2015

Architect or not?

Architect or not?
SA

We are looking to knock down subdivide and build to places on our odd shaped 879sqm block. We have started to play with plans and drawings with the builder but the…

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Hajnalka
Sep 29, 2015 9:48 am
melvinglenncallejo
melvinglenncallejo
29 September 2015

hi everyone

hi everyone
VIC

to all pd clients have you experienced after handling over the house you felt like your being ignored or left out!not happy pf what PD is doing to us at the moment,i dont…

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melvinglenncallejo
Sep 29, 2015 7:33 am
TomCat
TomCat
29 September 2015

Framing

Framing
TAS

Should be square on the slab, with none hanging over the edge for a start. Bashworth has some good info on his site. Here's a start:

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TomCat
Sep 29, 2015 5:48 am
TomCat
SaberX
SaberX
29 September 2015

Soakwells - Builder or 3rd Party Post-Handover?

Soakwells - Builder or 3rd Party Post-Handover?
WA

Just a *bump*. No one else with an opinion or anyone who works with the builders/development side of things who can offer whether doing soakwells through the builder is…

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SaberX
Sep 29, 2015 1:14 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
29 September 2015

Our New Home Build on an Acre

Our New Home Build on an Acre
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

What a great pic! Will you be planting some trees? Just love your facade, (I've said that a few times before!) Phew what a big job. Now you need the ride on mower....

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Treeseachanger
Sep 29, 2015 12:30 am
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Suezp
Sep 28, 2015 10:35 pm
Dreambuild12
Dreambuild12
28 September 2015

What have you DIY to save money when building with Coral Ho

What have you DIY to save money when building with Coral Ho
NSW

Posting to follow :) I'm in the same position,, I've only ever renovated and never built from scratch so I don't know what I should / shouldn't do through coral. At this…

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Dreambuild12
Sep 28, 2015 8:02 pm
nathan2015
nathan2015
28 September 2015

Raising height of land

Raising height of land
NSW

Hi all, thanks for the replies. You were spot on with the 30k estimate, thankfully it gave us the opportunity to pull out without losing any money.

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nathan2015
Sep 28, 2015 7:21 pm
sanremo
sanremo
28 September 2015

Any one building with Dennis Family Manor Lakes(Melb)

Any one building with Dennis Family Manor Lakes(Melb)
VIC

Hello Team, I am planning to buy in recent release, any neighbours or peps other than above to geeks.?

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sanremo
Sep 28, 2015 4:52 pm


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