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qsatya
qsatya
9 June 2015

Heigh doors with high ceiling

Heigh doors with high ceiling
NSW

My builder is not giving heigh doors with heigh ceiling variation, building hasn't been started yet , but approved all council plans. Even though I am ready to pay admin…

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qsatya
Jun 09, 2015 8:02 pm
WolfGrey
WolfGrey
9 June 2015

Buying land And Building in Ipswich

Buying land And Building in Ipswich
QLD

Would appreciate advice in advance.. So my partner and I are currently deciding between Ripley or Karalee. we have seen a lot of display homes through various builders.…

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WolfGrey
Jun 09, 2015 3:31 pm
ShannaLK
ShannaLK
9 June 2015

House finished - Keys today but.... Fencing??

House finished - Keys today but.... Fencing??
WA

LOL it's always the way. At least it's all over and done with :-)

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ShannaLK
Jun 09, 2015 1:43 pm
ShannaLK
jalisakristie
jalisakristie
8 June 2015

Help! Soakwells and building contract

Help! Soakwells and building contract

Just wondering if soakwells have to be part of your building contract when going through keystart or can they be done separately??? Thanks

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jalisakristie
Jun 08, 2015 9:45 pm
jalisakristie
Denten
Denten
8 June 2015

The buying experiance... I hated it.

The buying experiance... I hated it.
WA

Love your insights and looking forward to the next chapter!

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Denten
Jun 08, 2015 7:23 pm
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caribwa
Jun 08, 2015 6:28 pm
jang25
jang25
8 June 2015

Torn between London 24 and Marina Q1

Torn between London 24 and Marina Q1
VIC

I prefer Henleys marina Q1 1) having big kitchen and pantry 2) heaps of storage 3)theater room noise could be avoided by adding doors and insulation 4) simple plan 5)…

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jang25
Jun 08, 2015 2:21 pm
jang25
FHB99
FHB99
8 June 2015

Site costs around Cranbourne North

Site costs around Cranbourne North
VIC

I have just purchased a block of land at Tulliallan Estate Cranbourne North and have been going to different builders , who have given various site costs figures ranging…

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FHB99
Jun 08, 2015 1:31 pm
Jonooo
Jonooo
8 June 2015

How long until completion ??

How long until completion ??
NSW

Our lockup was last week and our estimated date from the beginning was July 21, we are hoping they will still be on time... The mrs is pregnant and due sept 9, so we can't…

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Jonooo
Jun 08, 2015 10:25 am
ChantalMaree
ChantalMaree
7 June 2015

Annie's Landing, Ellenbrook

Annie's Landing, Ellenbrook
WA

We have just signed up with Homestart. Have a piece of land on Stage 8 in Annie's Landing. Eek!?!?

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ChantalMaree
Jun 08, 2015 12:35 am
ChantalMaree
shannonkent15
shannonkent15
7 June 2015

Our HGWA build in Wellard - PCI Done

Our HGWA build in Wellard - PCI Done
WA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hi! Was wondering how much it cost you to change your kitchen cabinets into drawers? P.S your house look's great :)

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shannonkent15
Jun 08, 2015 12:19 am
shannonkent15
kellie_87
kellie_87
7 June 2015

First Home Owner/Builder

First Home Owner/Builder
WA

Hi thanks for your help! Was wondering if anyone could tell me how much it costs to upgrade kitchen cupboards to wide drawers…

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kellie_87
Jun 07, 2015 10:28 pm
kellie_87
Norz88
Norz88
7 June 2015

Anyone built/building a 3x2 house in Perth for under $150k

Anyone built/building a 3x2 house in Perth for under $150k
WA

Hello, Looking for recommendations of builders who can build a simple 3x2 in Perth for under $150k Don't seem to have much luck online or in the paper Most builders want a…

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Norz88
Jun 07, 2015 4:48 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
7 June 2015

Tasmanian First Home Builders - Tasmania Custom Build

Tasmanian First Home Builders - Tasmania Custom Build
TAS
1, 2, 3

We need updated pics Amaroo! Can't wait to see the fitout.

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PVBuild
Jun 07, 2015 1:47 pm
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ted2015
Jun 07, 2015 12:53 pm
clairelv
clairelv
7 June 2015

children's bedroom

children's bedroom
QLD

i painted my son's bedroom light blue and several cartoon on the wall . he loves it very much . the most important and happy part is we did it together . though that made…

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clairelv
Jun 07, 2015 12:14 pm
oceanblu
oceanblu
7 June 2015

URGENT: Carlisle Homes facade Baldwin

URGENT: Carlisle Homes facade Baldwin
VIC

Hi, I'm looking for anyone who has built a Carlisle facade with the Baldwin facade. On the display photos, we see no evidence of what is on ours - that is, on the sides…

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230
oceanblu
Jun 07, 2015 8:52 am
bpratt
bpratt
6 June 2015

Is this 8 circuits??

Is this 8 circuits??
WA

That's the way I see it, power 1 and 2 is under rcd1 , and power 3 and 4 is under rcd2, so four circuits there. You then have the CB/RCD for the one light circuit for the…

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bpratt
Jun 06, 2015 11:52 pm
Rudy
Rudy
6 June 2015

Bradford / CSR Enviroseal Proctor prices ball park?

Bradford / CSR Enviroseal Proctor prices ball park?
VIC

Would greatly appreciate if someone could advise (or point me to) ball park prices for these products please: - Enviroseal Proctor Wall Wrap RW - Enviroseal…

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Rudy
Jun 06, 2015 11:05 pm
Rudy
bpratt
bpratt
6 June 2015

Frame stage inspection is not just about the frame

Frame stage inspection is not just about the frame
VIC

You do know when you go to edit a post, there is an option there to delete the post if don't want it. :)

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bpratt
Jun 06, 2015 8:09 pm
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 1:38 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 10:15 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 11:13 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 10:01 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 11:06 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 10:12 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 05, 2015 12:18 am
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 05, 2015 12:09 am
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 10:21 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 10:06 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 8:39 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 4:13 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 3:55 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 1:10 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 1:05 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 11:50 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 10:05 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 10:43 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 10:36 pm
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Bonnie_p
Jun 03, 2015 5:17 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 4:35 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
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Forg
Jun 03, 2015 1:29 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 11:50 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 10:49 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 2:12 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 6:10 pm


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