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Stewie D
Stewie D
6 June 2015

Rendering vs bagging

Rendering vs bagging

I agree. Not far from us are two houses that were built at the same time - both brick veneer. One was bagged and painted and the other rendered and painted. The house that…

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Stewie D
Jun 06, 2015 12:38 pm
bpratt
bpratt
6 June 2015

A MUST have upgrades discussion... anyone??

A MUST have upgrades discussion... anyone??
1, 2, 3

You know, that is a very good idea that the cookie cutter…

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bpratt
Jun 06, 2015 9:15 am
1st-timers
1st-timers
5 June 2015

Building On A Tight Budget At The Lower Price Range

Building On A Tight Budget At The Lower Price Range
QLD

We have a block of land on the Sunshine Coast although its not quite ready yet.

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1st-timers
Jun 05, 2015 10:13 pm
41202
41202
5 June 2015

any good promotion with builder

any good promotion with builder
VIC

hi everyone ready to choose a builder to build my new home in melbourne,any suggestion? as i know henley have free double Glazed Windows for free,and Carlisle have…

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41202
Jun 05, 2015 9:01 pm
41202

Hi sandyfeet. You couldn't be more correct. Our roof is now partly done and should be finished today. I still haven't seen any silver in it and it's quite dark actually.…

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M+JHillview
Jun 05, 2015 10:06 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
5 June 2015

Using both Concrete and Timber flooring....

Using both Concrete and Timber flooring....
VIC

If I lived in a warm climate like Brisbane I'd have no problems with a polished concrete floor throughout the house ( or tiles ) but in a colder climate like Melbourne I'd…

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Stewie D
Jun 05, 2015 9:12 am
Beazley77
Beazley77
4 June 2015

Fair prices? Kitchen & theatre quote?

Fair prices? Kitchen & theatre quote?
WA

I was quoted $750 for an extra half a metre of kitchen cabinetry and stone bench top and $400-500 to enclose my theatre room with a door. Was…

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Beazley77
Jun 04, 2015 11:18 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
Beazley77
4 June 2015

Experiences with GJ Gardner West Perth - Tendering

Experiences with GJ Gardner West Perth - Tendering
WA

I don't know about here in Perth but they operate in NZ and have done for years and would be known as a reputable builder.

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Beazley77
Jun 04, 2015 11:09 pm
Beazley77
Tribe7
Tribe7
4 June 2015

Boutique Homes 5% deposit at signing of HIA

Boutique Homes 5% deposit at signing of HIA
VIC

Hey Nasher, have a chat with boutique and see if you can get a manager to sign off on a small deposit at contract signing and the balance of the 5% at slab stage. If your…

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Tribe7
Jun 04, 2015 9:21 pm
Tribe7
PVBuild
PVBuild
4 June 2015

Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - Handover

Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - Handover
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Looks amazing Brolga! Can't wait to see the moved in pics & landscaping when you can.

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PVBuild
Jun 04, 2015 9:06 pm
13Jack
13Jack
4 June 2015

Who knows about thermaliteshutters ? solid non toxic polymer

Who knows about thermaliteshutters ? solid non toxic polymer
VIC

Can anybody pls help me with thermalite plantation shutters? Anyone had installed this type of shutters ? Do you recommend it to others ? Is it another type of nasty…

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13Jack
Jun 04, 2015 7:39 pm
Samsin
Samsin
4 June 2015

Nava Homes

Nava Homes
VIC

Hi there, I am considering putting a deposit with NAVA homes as they will offer individually customised designs and their deluxe range is really good. I am just wondering…

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Samsin
Jun 04, 2015 3:13 pm
ShanAndPete
ShanAndPete
4 June 2015

How important is a big backyard?

How important is a big backyard?
VIC

Hi Everyone, Thank you so much for your responses!! I wish this was an easy decision, since I know there are a lot more tough choices to come. I'm still for having the…

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ShanAndPete
Jun 04, 2015 2:55 pm
mitchiib
mitchiib
4 June 2015

Bank valuation WAY under

Bank valuation WAY under
VIC

hi, I had the same problem with my valuation. I ended up deleting everything I could off the building contract to get it under the valuation. Now I have to save and save…

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mitchiib
Jun 04, 2015 12:10 pm
kandikane90
kandikane90
4 June 2015

1st build Homebuyers 7.5m Cottage Block Front Loading Design

1st build Homebuyers 7.5m Cottage Block Front Loading Design
WA

now you're testing my memory haha. I put a door on the back of the garage, added powerpoints, extended the main bathroom vanity from bathtub to…

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kandikane90
Jun 04, 2015 12:05 pm
ajansen
ajansen
4 June 2015

Design question - Single storey or Double Storey

Design question - Single storey or Double Storey
NSW

Double storey unless you are only wanting to build a very small house.

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ajansen
Jun 04, 2015 10:50 am
benhenri
benhenri
4 June 2015

Who to pick - Pros and Cons - Henley Boutique or UrbanEdge

Who to pick - Pros and Cons - Henley Boutique or UrbanEdge
VIC

Hi All, I have secured a piece of land in Forsyth Park in Truganina which is due to be titled in July 2015. The land measures 388 Sq meters…

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benhenri
Jun 04, 2015 9:05 am
Nic and Shell 1
Nic and Shell 1
3 June 2015

Building a Permanent Fence with Neighbours Still Building

Building a Permanent Fence with Neighbours Still Building
VIC

You'll probably find in most builders documents that you sign it says stuff about retaining walls and fences etc saying if they damage it there not liable to fix it.

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Nic and Shell 1
Jun 03, 2015 9:43 pm
Camowen77
Camowen77
3 June 2015

Timeframe for fire rating approval?

Timeframe for fire rating approval?
WA

Just wondering if anyone can tell me at what stage the council should be assessing the fire rating approvals for a submitted building approval? and how long it takes…

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Camowen77
Jun 03, 2015 9:36 pm
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Bonnie_p
Jun 03, 2015 4:17 pm
Bonnie_p
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
3 June 2015

Slab requires piering due to pool provision?

Slab requires piering due to pool provision?
QLD

Hi EmKaralyn It depends where and how far exactly your pool will be situated from the building structure, other questions 1. Concrete or fiberglass pool? 2. get a quote…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 03, 2015 3:35 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
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Forg
Jun 03, 2015 12:29 pm
goody59
goody59
3 June 2015

forming spoon drain

forming spoon drain
VIC

Thanks Stewie, I will do exactly that and check with Council. I have advised the builders of my apron intention along with the associated spoon drain for them to consider…

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goody59
Jun 03, 2015 10:50 am
goody59
whereswally
whereswally
3 June 2015

DIY Soakwell Installation

DIY Soakwell Installation
WA
1, 2

Decided to install my own wells over the weekend in Piara Waters too! Called Henry from Henry's Soakwells as he was the only person that called back and a friend had used…

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whereswally
Jun 03, 2015 9:49 am
TomCat
TomCat
3 June 2015

FH's Custom Build

FH's Custom Build
SA
1 ... 43, 44, 45

:lol: that's cute! OK, so I did a search on Youtube for unicorns and I found this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ0zfWsLT3s :lol: AND this :shock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KDkfRpmhA8 8)

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TomCat
Jun 03, 2015 1:12 am
TomCat
Nashibvan
Nashibvan
2 June 2015

New DA proposed behind Alex Avenue, Schofields for units

New DA proposed behind Alex Avenue, Schofields for units
NSW

You can see full 50 page Blacktown council approval report online www.jrpp.nsw.gov.au/DesktopModules/JRPP ... px?docid... Its all approved. I am more keen on the…

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Nashibvan
Jun 02, 2015 5:10 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
2 June 2015

Pre contract signing stage- house build-advice needed

Pre contract signing stage- house build-advice needed
VIC

Looks good, did you think of swapping laundry around so washer/ plumbing is against bathroom,so bedroom 2 is quieter? The garage remote and wall sconces seem expensive,…

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bluesteel
Jun 02, 2015 4:04 pm
bluesteel
oneJohn
oneJohn
2 June 2015

Home hub/network and theatre wiring

Home hub/network and theatre wiring
NSW

The cost of materials isn't much, but there is the labour of running the cabling, the consultant time while you work all the layout out, and also the warranty liability…

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oneJohn
Jun 02, 2015 8:12 am
oneJohn
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
2 June 2015

Any final suggestions on our plans?

Any final suggestions on our plans?

Depending on how many kids you have I would look at making bed4 the kids retreat and the kids retreat down stairs…

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Perth_Euro
Jun 02, 2015 6:35 am
corygee
corygee
1 June 2015

Structural changes w/ Porter Davis (advice please)

Structural changes w/ Porter Davis (advice please)
VIC

Thank you all for your advice. Yes, this is a single storey home. Checking the measurements we are only looking at gaining 5-10cm space to the toilet, plus additional…

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corygee
Jun 01, 2015 10:15 pm
corygee
mike9lite
mike9lite
1 June 2015

Buying and building with Jandson Homes - Jordan Springs

Buying and building with Jandson Homes - Jordan Springs
NSW

I guess this is like a blog for my first home. Brick selection done - 30/05/2015 - blackbutt - brick - phoenix- roof - black - windows - beige - gutter - ??? - garage…

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mike9lite
Jun 01, 2015 9:59 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
1 June 2015

Slab issues

Slab issues
WA

crack is fine, tell us more about these lumps?

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rebuilder86
Jun 01, 2015 9:38 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
1 June 2015

Making changes to plans

Making changes to plans
SA

One of the issues with the vogue is that it's quite wide, and hard to use the centre space. The idea of the retreat is to fill up some area that doesn't have access to…

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oneJohn
Jun 01, 2015 9:19 pm
oneJohn
EmmaJamie
EmmaJamie
1 June 2015

Anyone laid Belga grey tiles

Anyone laid Belga grey tiles
ACT

Hi all... Just wondering if anyone has photos of Belga Grey tiles from Beaumont laid in a large area. We are building a 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom 2 living area house and want…

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EmmaJamie
Jun 01, 2015 8:33 pm
mellyfrank24
mellyfrank24
1 June 2015

Building New House in TAS - Help with brick and colourbond

Building New House in TAS - Help with brick and colourbond
TAS

Thanks onejohn I think we are going to go with dune. I'm trying to post a pic of the front of the house, but this is new to me so not sure how to post a pic. Lol

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mellyfrank24
Jun 01, 2015 7:19 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
1 June 2015

Provincial Facade

Provincial Facade
VIC

It depends on what you have in mind. When builders talk about facade options, they usually involve much more than just the finish on the front wall. They often change…

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oneJohn
Jun 01, 2015 1:49 pm
oneJohn
light487
light487
1 June 2015

Building with Clarendon Homes - Site Supervisor

Building with Clarendon Homes - Site Supervisor
NSW

Dunno.. probably easier to ask over in the Clarendon Homes thread itself: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=48073

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light487
Jun 01, 2015 1:44 pm
light487
MoncrieffMan
MoncrieffMan
1 June 2015

Building in Moncrieff (ACT)

Building in Moncrieff (ACT)
ACT
1, 2, 3, 4

Yes we have made provisions, I've got cabling to every TV (I've got servers) and have the Nbn in the NHP. Yeah last I heard is our stage 3 east will be ready by October,…

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MoncrieffMan
Jun 01, 2015 12:26 pm
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bluesteel
Jun 01, 2015 1:38 am
bluesteel
Nyssa+Lachlan
Nyssa+Lachlan
31 May 2015

Our Simonds Palisade in Geelong, VIC

Our Simonds Palisade in Geelong, VIC
VIC

Hi, we're building the same house with some changes! Do you mind telling me how much the extra wide dining room doors were to upgrade?

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Nyssa+Lachlan
May 31, 2015 9:13 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan
Decka
Decka
31 May 2015

Builder not providing quote?

Builder not providing quote?
WA

Sorry for late reply I ended up with Highbury Homes

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Decka
May 31, 2015 9:00 pm
Decka
bluesteel
bluesteel
31 May 2015

NEED SOME ADVICE

NEED SOME ADVICE
NSW

I think OP means moroka - the rougher finish than render and what greys would suit. I think tile manufacturers need to make more light coloured choices available,…

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bluesteel
May 31, 2015 7:58 pm
bluesteel
Mahalia27
Mahalia27
31 May 2015

Standard height for light switches

Standard height for light switches
SA

Thanks everyone! Will try your tip Stewie and see where it suggests

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Mahalia27
May 31, 2015 2:39 pm
knyght
knyght
31 May 2015

Porter Davis Charlton

Porter Davis Charlton
VIC

You're welcome. Hope it helps. I know building can be a daunting thing. And these forums don't help keep a build in budget haha. Best of luck again

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knyght
May 31, 2015 11:46 am
Shirokuma
Shirokuma
31 May 2015

Building with Blackett Homes - Canberra

Building with Blackett Homes - Canberra
ACT

Thanks, where did you build, is it two storey? How long was the build process We built in Bonner. Single storey. We were in exactly 5 months after they…

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Shirokuma
May 31, 2015 2:02 am
Kazmi
Kazmi
30 May 2015

Bell River Homes Schofields.

Bell River Homes Schofields.
NSW

Hi Chutchen, I haven't get land. they are going to update me in 2-3 weeks.if they have some thing available in Schofields. Where you got the land ? in same Oakland Estate…

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Kazmi
May 30, 2015 8:50 pm


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