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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
buildingthedream1
buildingthedream1
28 September 2015

Retaining wall debacle - do I have a case?

Retaining wall debacle - do I have a case?

hi, I can see this is an old post, but wonder how you got on with the outcome? We may have a similar situation. thanks

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buildingthedream1
Sep 28, 2015 2:43 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
28 September 2015

Phone line/NBN connections

Phone line/NBN connections
NSW

Being wireless, it requires no cabling, so the install would be a similar price to in suburban areas, and may even be free if going on a contract. You'll have to work…

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oneJohn
Sep 28, 2015 1:56 pm
oneJohn
Skyblues
Skyblues
28 September 2015

Cheap Marble Chip Driveway

Cheap Marble Chip Driveway
SA

Hi Everyone, Just looking to better understand some pros/cons in your experience/view re using marble chip for a driveway that is 6m long and 6m wide. I have been…

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Skyblues
Sep 28, 2015 11:55 am
iyengar
iyengar
28 September 2015

Building with 8homes or UrbanEdge Melbourne ??

Building with 8homes or UrbanEdge Melbourne ??
VIC

Hi Dude78, good to know. Would you be able to PM who you used for building inspection and how much do they cost? We are still in colors stage but would be handy to have…

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iyengar
Sep 28, 2015 7:57 am
xyz
xyz
27 September 2015

Brick face finish/texture: Matte vs Wirecut

Brick face finish/texture: Matte vs Wirecut
NSW

I found that the brick manufacturer has the same brick colour with 2 different finishes: - Matte - Wirecut As I understand "Matte" is a kind of "painted" brick -- there…

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xyz
Sep 27, 2015 10:19 pm
Femke
Femke
27 September 2015

manooka valley forum, currans hill, nsw

manooka valley forum, currans hill, nsw
NSW

Hi everyone, We purchased a block of land in Caulfield Street in may 2015. The land was registered and had a certificate 149. Building application plans were submitted to…

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Femke
Sep 27, 2015 2:26 pm
E563
E563
27 September 2015

Changing walls for tiles..

Changing walls for tiles..
WA

Hi all, I am planning to use a very large 735x735 tile as my splash back tile. The problem is, the main wall it will be seen on (behind the stove) is 2420mm which means…

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E563
Sep 27, 2015 12:57 am
channy60
channy60
26 September 2015

Building with Ashford Homes in Plumpton

Building with Ashford Homes in Plumpton
VIC

We have been in for 6 months and love our new home :) Ashford have been very helpful the last 6 months!

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channy60
Sep 26, 2015 2:58 pm
spravveen
spravveen
26 September 2015

Elderton Realty - Alex Ave, Schofields

Elderton Realty - Alex Ave, Schofields
NSW

Hello there, newbie to the forum, newbie to the intricate world of first time home buying. I am looking to purchase land in the Elderton Realty - Alex Ave, Schofields…

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spravveen
Sep 26, 2015 2:42 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
25 September 2015

New build poor quality, so many problems

New build poor quality, so many problems
WA

That's my way of thinking too, he said to them they should have gotten their plasterer back but they may as well continue and finish it. To me…

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Beazley77
Sep 25, 2015 10:48 pm
Beazley77
waynesaw
waynesaw
25 September 2015

HIA Contract for new home

HIA Contract for new home

I think it largely depends on who you build with too. We have a 7 calender day timeframe for progress payments where the penalty is 18% if not paid on time. when we hit…

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waynesaw
Sep 25, 2015 6:59 pm
Markstarlightretreat
Markstarlightretreat
25 September 2015

New Member

New Member
NSW

Hi All My name is Mark , recently purchased land in Michelia I look forward to being part of what seems like a wonderful community orientated Estate

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Markstarlightretreat
Sep 25, 2015 2:57 pm
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Johnno1224
Sep 25, 2015 9:33 am
Crewie
Crewie
25 September 2015

Love ansa

Love ansa
NSW

Hi building world...just thought I should put my experience out there of building a new home..we started 3 years ago..finding a builder was a…

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Crewie
Sep 25, 2015 7:28 am
GDesai
GDesai
25 September 2015

Anyone else building with Henley in The Heartlands Tarneit?

Anyone else building with Henley in The Heartlands Tarneit?
VIC

Hi Lacasadelsims, We are going built with Henley homes in the Heartlands. Hope you already settled there and would love to hear from you for your building experience.

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GDesai
Sep 25, 2015 2:47 am
GDesai
swfarm
swfarm
24 September 2015

SW Country Build

SW Country Build
WA

Hi All, We are currently in the design stage of our build, we are planning to build on 150 acres just out of Busselton in the SW of WA. We are pretty happy with most of…

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swfarm
Sep 24, 2015 8:12 pm
boysenberry2014
boysenberry2014
24 September 2015

Building Metricon Liberty 42 - site cost

Building Metricon Liberty 42 - site cost
VIC
1, 2, 3

Is that 89k fixed site cost? I am seeing more and more people getting 80k plus site cost. Bizarre isn't it.

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boysenberry2014
Sep 24, 2015 5:47 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
24 September 2015

site classification and site cost- please help!

site classification and site cost- please help!
VIC
1, 2, 3

My site cost from Metricon includes below - - Modified class H concrete waffle slab - $9000 ( provisional sum due to demolition) - Site Cut and…

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Ponzu
Sep 24, 2015 4:20 pm

Thank you for the warm welcome! I went over those threads last night to have a look there's lot of good information. Thankfully i didn't get a retaining wall through…

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blackorchad
Sep 24, 2015 2:19 pm
E563
E563
23 September 2015

Sand Pad - what type of sand?

Sand Pad - what type of sand?
WA

Hi all, I am wondering if there is an earthworker on the forum that might be able to shed some light on this, or anyone else who is in the know. My build will require a…

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E563
Sep 23, 2015 11:16 pm
goody59
goody59
23 September 2015

Plasterboard for alfresco and porch ceiling?

Plasterboard for alfresco and porch ceiling?
VIC

It's a little vague (code) regarding ceilings but my understanding is Cladding for Walls, Eaves linings and gables should comply with…

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goody59
Sep 23, 2015 8:48 pm
goody59
Caraf88
Caraf88
23 September 2015

101 Residential - terrible!

101 Residential - terrible!
WA
1, 2

They are now in their home and trying to forget about all the problems they had along the way. They have a lot of problems that need attention in their maintenance period,…

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Caraf88
Sep 23, 2015 5:00 pm
Caraf88
TashPaul
TashPaul
23 September 2015

Exterior Colours

Exterior Colours
VIC

We are having Monument Windows (and gutters, downpipes and garage door). Dune fascia and concrete look tiles on our front pillars. Anyway, I think as long as the…

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TashPaul
Sep 23, 2015 4:03 pm
TashPaul
psyherin
psyherin
23 September 2015

onlot234: we're in :)

onlot234: we're in :)
VIC
1 ... 38, 39, 40

Everything in the house is just soo perfect... loved your house.

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psyherin
Sep 23, 2015 1:59 pm
psyherin
timp80
timp80
23 September 2015

Whiteman Edge - HBC

Whiteman Edge - HBC
WA
1, 2, 3

hey Lozel, it looks like they've done your windows some time this week, we were out there looking at ours yesterday and saw that yours are done too!

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timp80
Sep 23, 2015 12:18 pm


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