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Nyssa+Lachlan
Dec 16, 2015 1:26 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan
Charley
Charley
15 December 2015

Advice on Kitchen layout

Advice on Kitchen layout
WA

Fridge is too far away for a functional kitchen. I think butlers are a personal thing, I am not putting one in. My fridge is going where you have your door to the butlers.

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Charley
Dec 15, 2015 5:22 pm
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andreweverist
Dec 15, 2015 4:36 pm
andreweverist
jessicana10
jessicana10
15 December 2015

Fed up with my builder - now crapping in my toilets

Fed up with my builder - now crapping in my toilets
QLD

Yep we had the same. We even had things like old bbq's and kids plastic toys dumped in our site bin which is now on our nature strip as they didn't take it with the rest…

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jessicana10
Dec 15, 2015 1:07 pm
jessicana10
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
15 December 2015

About to buy land (need some help)

About to buy land (need some help)
VIC

Re West aspect etc - you have room - could you have an outside - covered - area ? Not sure where you live but might be very nice in winter. Even the use of louvres.

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Saint Mike
Dec 15, 2015 7:57 am
Saint Mike
Oldies
Oldies
15 December 2015

Coral Homes Qld brick range

Coral Homes Qld brick range
QLD

Hey folks, Does anyone know if Coral's range of bricks in Qld has changed now that Boral has amalgamated with PGH?

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148
Oldies
Dec 15, 2015 6:54 am
Beazley77
Beazley77
14 December 2015

window treatment suppliers - Perth

window treatment suppliers - Perth
WA

We used AMT blinds for our whole house and were very happy

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Beazley77
Dec 14, 2015 5:14 pm
Beazley77
Jazza_
Jazza_
13 December 2015

Monte Carlo/Bellevue - HGWA - Lock up

Monte Carlo/Bellevue - HGWA - Lock up
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I had the same 4th of December business. Have done what they are after and no PCI ?

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Jazza_
Dec 13, 2015 10:39 pm
s2dttn
s2dttn
13 December 2015

First home - Adelaide

First home - Adelaide
SA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Turns out it was an SA Power Networks problem. Caused damage to appliances and HWS, etc =(

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s2dttn
Dec 13, 2015 9:31 pm
s2dttn
Decka
Decka
13 December 2015

Quick poll: Height of cold water tap for fridge... OK GO!

Quick poll: Height of cold water tap for fridge... OK GO!
WA

Oh, also if you raise the height of the power point check the length of the cord of the fridge to make sure it will reach, some fridges the cord lenghts won't reach that…

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Decka
Dec 13, 2015 7:09 pm
Decka

My ILs have vinyl and there house is about 12 years old and they still look like the day they moved in. Our new house will have normal doors installed on sliders instead…

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shellby
Dec 12, 2015 7:03 pm
shellby
Razadondon1
Razadondon1
11 December 2015

Building Hotondo Dakota 237

Building Hotondo Dakota 237
NSW

If anyone can tell me how to add pictures that would be great

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Razadondon1
Dec 11, 2015 11:43 pm
Zldstar
Zldstar
11 December 2015

Tips for building with Dechellis

Tips for building with Dechellis
SA

We are building in Adelaide with Dechellis and have just signed contracts, getting ready to launch into the selections process. Does anyone have any tips from their…

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Zldstar
Dec 11, 2015 10:41 pm
Bjhf
Bjhf
11 December 2015

Expansion joints in stairwell - options?

Expansion joints in stairwell - options?
QLD

Just a quick update - Thanks to everyone for your help. We ended up getting a plasterboard expansion joint and it looks fantastic, much better than the skirting/cornice…

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Bjhf
Dec 11, 2015 8:26 pm
Bjhf
jai.m
jai.m
11 December 2015

Driveway location

Driveway location

I applied for permit and did a crossover change (as the council has already laid the driveway). Costed me 3500$. viewtopic.php?t=79845

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jai.m
Dec 11, 2015 7:30 pm
shellby
shellby
11 December 2015

UNDER EVALUATION ×3

UNDER EVALUATION ×3
VIC

I don't think changing brokers, or applying to more lenders are going to help - 3 are all valuing your house as $20,000 less than they think its worth but your paying…

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shellby
Dec 11, 2015 11:05 am
shellby
Mclaren
Mclaren
11 December 2015

Built in SA with Dechellis: landscaping

Built in SA with Dechellis: landscaping
SA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hi, we had Dave from Spot On Paving (http://spotonpaving.com/) ... he did an awesome job. I can't tell you what the laying costs were but all up it was $16k very well…

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Mclaren
Dec 11, 2015 9:44 am
Mclaren
bigniqiu
bigniqiu
11 December 2015

fence options

fence options
VIC

the fence is not tall enough. we have to make it at least 1.8m. and some part of it are very old and totally broken even before we bought the block.

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bigniqiu
Dec 11, 2015 8:51 am
mansawant
mansawant
10 December 2015

Better Built Homes

Better Built Homes
NSW

Are you building with Better…

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mansawant
Dec 10, 2015 9:55 pm
Building4my3tots
Building4my3tots
10 December 2015

Building - Shoalhaven NSW

Building - Shoalhaven NSW
NSW

Check out Abztronic tread Sent from my iPhone using tapatalk viewtopic.php?f=31&t=75739&p=1299716#p1299716

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Building4my3tots
Dec 10, 2015 9:34 pm
Building4my3tots
goody59
goody59
10 December 2015

NCC 2015 plumbing code and cross-connection control.

NCC 2015 plumbing code and cross-connection control.
VIC

OK. I called Yarra Water in Melbourne (My supplier of water for Wollert's Aurora Estate) re this and spoke to the recycled water section guys. I am in a recycled water…

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goody59
Dec 10, 2015 8:59 pm
goody59
imrasm
imrasm
10 December 2015

Pre-Contract for $15k FHOG

Pre-Contract for $15k FHOG
NSW

Haven't heard about it . Who is builder ?

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212
imrasm
Dec 10, 2015 6:23 pm
Building4my3tots
Building4my3tots
9 December 2015

Alkira Homes "The Sienna" KDR Ryde (NSW) - complete

Alkira Homes "The Sienna" KDR Ryde (NSW) - complete
NSW
1 ... 38, 39, 40

Vanity is 51cm wide by 41cm deep ... bench is about 44cm the back is not easy to clean... better to have the whole thing butted against the wall…

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Building4my3tots
Dec 09, 2015 11:20 pm
Building4my3tots
marijanar19
marijanar19
9 December 2015

Building with Oviya Homes

Building with Oviya Homes
VIC

Hi i was just wondering if you ended up building with them and if you would recommend? Regards

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marijanar19
Dec 09, 2015 3:53 pm
Jul_Kir
Jul_Kir
9 December 2015

Baldivis Site costs - Coastal Conditions

Baldivis Site costs - Coastal Conditions
WA

Hi, Has anyone building in baldivis been charged for coastal conditions in their site costs. We have been charged about $1000 to upgrade tie downs etc to Stainless over…

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157
Jul_Kir
Dec 09, 2015 11:09 am
Wellard2ndTimers
Wellard2ndTimers
9 December 2015

Anyone Successfully Negotiate With Their Builder

Anyone Successfully Negotiate With Their Builder
QLD

We successfully negotiated a good deal on our home price and inclusions with our builder, but not really a specific item like retaining. Out of interest, what sort of %…

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253
Wellard2ndTimers
Dec 09, 2015 11:09 am
perthgirl16
perthgirl16
8 December 2015

Perth - Contractual lawyer needed

Perth - Contractual lawyer needed
WA

Hi - things have really, really gone down hill now. Can anyone please recommend a lawyer to deal with a builder and the contract problems??? Building commission -…

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157
perthgirl16
Dec 08, 2015 8:34 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
8 December 2015

get the builder to do all site excavations or get it done pr

get the builder to do all site excavations or get it done pr
VIC

It couldn't hurt to get a few quotes for your own price of mind. Is a concrete slab going down for the base? Reason I ask is because whilst there is only a 300mm fall,…

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Our Build123
Dec 08, 2015 6:35 pm
Our Build123
bigniqiu
bigniqiu
8 December 2015

penalty after delay

penalty after delay
VIC

hi guys, my builder is late to do the handover due to some building notice(builder's fault, not mine) issued during the construction. There is a penalty rate specified in…

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bigniqiu
Dec 08, 2015 6:24 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan
Nyssa+Lachlan
7 December 2015

Another newie joining

Another newie joining
QLD

Ohh we just moved from Camira! Did you buy the empty block near the big roundabout or the battle axe?? We're building now in Springfield. Put an offer on the fenced block…

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Nyssa+Lachlan
Dec 07, 2015 10:03 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan
Elite01
Elite01
7 December 2015

Any one building at Greenvale gardens?

Any one building at Greenvale gardens?
VIC

Hi mate, yeah my partner and i are going to be building in greenvale gardens. We are going with mainvue for the build. Who are you buiding with?

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Elite01
Dec 07, 2015 3:09 pm
Elite01
Elite01
7 December 2015

get the builder to do all site excavations or get it done pr

get the builder to do all site excavations or get it done pr
VIC

Hi guys just need some advice. Currently In the early stages of finalising our quotations and get the build process started. Regarding the site costs we can lock in fixed…

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Elite01
Dec 07, 2015 12:27 pm
BL35ED
BL35ED
7 December 2015

SYD - MODERN LOOK SUNHOODS Instead of Eaves for windows?

SYD - MODERN LOOK SUNHOODS Instead of Eaves for windows?
NSW

Hey guys, I'm wondering if anyone has gone down this path and can tell me who you may have used or what material you went with research tells me it can be made from…

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BL35ED
Dec 07, 2015 11:45 am
Team PD
Team PD
7 December 2015

Mernda Villages- 2 New Display Homes Open

Mernda Villages- 2 New Display Homes Open
VIC

Hi All, For those members interested this weekend two brand new display houses opened at our all-new Mernda Villages Welcome Centre. There are two stunning designs on…

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Team PD
Dec 07, 2015 11:34 am
Team PD
Nyssa+Lachlan
Nyssa+Lachlan
7 December 2015

How poor is this framework?

How poor is this framework?
SA

Sorry just saw you're in Adelaide!

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Nyssa+Lachlan
Dec 07, 2015 9:14 am
Nyssa+Lachlan
leighton
leighton
7 December 2015

Which project home builders for sloping blocks?

Which project home builders for sloping blocks?
NSW

The issue with costs is a little confusing. However, if a good designer creates a unique design to suit the site it may not be more expensive than the price paid to a…

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leighton
Dec 07, 2015 7:11 am
leighton
mlionel20
mlionel20
6 December 2015

Underground electricity connection

Underground electricity connection
VIC

Hi, I have another query regarding the underground electricity connection. I know it has been discussed before and I have searched the thread, but this is a somewhat…

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mlionel20
Dec 06, 2015 9:55 pm
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firsthome2
Dec 06, 2015 5:39 pm
Slush
Slush
5 December 2015

Waffle pods

Waffle pods
NSW

Think of the foam pods as a sacrificial form work. The strength comes from the concrete and steel. waffle slabs are perfectly safe...

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Slush
Dec 05, 2015 10:49 pm
building-expert
building-expert
5 December 2015

Insurance claim, my client got the max.

Insurance claim, my client got the max.
VIC

Good result. I think the relevant authorities should hang their heads in shame and the builder should have his name added to the "never to hold…

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building-expert
Dec 05, 2015 7:56 pm
building-expert
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 December 2015

3D Internal drawings - were they worth it?

3D Internal drawings - were they worth it?
VIC
1, 2

One thing though sketch up does not have render tool. You need to buy the render plugin and it is can be very expensive. I've used SU…

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Stewie D
Dec 04, 2015 7:37 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
4 December 2015

Going out to tender - custom build. Do's & don'ts!

Going out to tender - custom build. Do's & don'ts!
VIC

Hi Stewie, yep, printed out & highlighted! Thanks David. I think we'll have quite a few requests for itemised components, as we may wish to choose to do some of them…

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PVBuild
Dec 04, 2015 2:58 pm

Thanks PVBuild. North is at the far end of the block where our water tank is situated. Block orientation is obviously far from ideal, however the full west side of our…

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jess24
Dec 03, 2015 9:59 pm
eppingman
eppingman
3 December 2015

Who else is buying land/building in Eden Gardens, Wollert (S

Who else is buying land/building in Eden Gardens, Wollert (S
VIC

Thanks Pwu for your reply apologies I didn't get what you mean by aurora?

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eppingman
Dec 03, 2015 7:49 am
1st-timers
1st-timers
2 December 2015

Slow As A Wet Weekend & No Response To Emails, Normal?

Slow As A Wet Weekend & No Response To Emails, Normal?
QLD

Who is the builder? Why did you pay $3000? Some sale person want us to pay $1000 before they even draw up a plans. I always walked away from…

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1st-timers
Dec 02, 2015 11:06 pm
icywater
icywater
2 December 2015

Anyone building with BGC Residential??

Anyone building with BGC Residential??
WA
1, 2

Man that is a long time. I signed my contract on 20th of Feb 2014. Close up stage is a week away this is for a double storey brick fully rendered house too.

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icywater
Dec 02, 2015 10:47 pm
icywater
mim_feher
mim_feher
2 December 2015

NBN extension to battle axe block

NBN extension to battle axe block
NSW

wow that is a crazy amount of money, fiber to the node it is then.

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mim_feher
Dec 02, 2015 10:00 pm
Maiden
Maiden
2 December 2015

Ben Trager Homes - End Product Opinion

Ben Trager Homes - End Product Opinion
WA

I've given Ben Trager Homes until 14/12/2015 to rectify our outstanding items before I take further action, so watch this space I may be posting a very detailed review ;)

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Maiden
Dec 02, 2015 3:11 pm
Maiden


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