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goody59
goody59
28 March 2015

Pest Control Question

Pest Control Question
QLD

Landscaping can make bridges over termite barriers to allow infestation eg- soils or mulch above the weep holes in brickwork. Barriers can be broken by landscaping…

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goody59
Mar 28, 2015 8:51 am
goody59
PixiGT
PixiGT
28 March 2015

You have probably been where I am.

You have probably been where I am.
QLD

Oh, and of course, don't become emotionally attached to the property - put your business brain in gear, & think of the property as an income/tax offset stream rather than…

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PixiGT
Mar 28, 2015 12:47 am
PixiGT
tmwoburn
tmwoburn
27 March 2015

Aveling Build NOR - We have Keys!

Aveling Build NOR - We have Keys!
WA
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Congratulation Vines so glad it all ended well! Now you can start to make some wonderful new memories in your lovely home. All the best! ::smile:: ::celeb::

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tmwoburn
Mar 27, 2015 9:23 pm
tmwoburn
bugbos
bugbos
27 March 2015

Building at Averys Rise Heddon Greta

Building at Averys Rise Heddon Greta
NSW

Update They have split up the construction of Stage 1 in half so that they can get people who have bought lots already into construction earlier. There are 9 lots that…

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bugbos
Mar 27, 2015 8:13 pm
N3ll3
N3ll3
27 March 2015

Freelife Homes

Freelife Homes
WA

+1 Brace…

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N3ll3
Mar 27, 2015 6:43 pm
GarSue_Newton24
GarSue_Newton24
27 March 2015

Building a Wisdom, Newton 24 - happy to share the process

Building a Wisdom, Newton 24 - happy to share the process
NSW

One year and four months after we paid out deposit and we are scheduled to settle on Monday. Watch this space - we are ready to "unload".....

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GarSue_Newton24
Mar 27, 2015 5:44 pm
dannislade
dannislade
27 March 2015

Is it cheaper to outsource to contractors?

Is it cheaper to outsource to contractors?
QLD

if your builder is cheaper go with the builder but make sure you know what your getting. im buying carpet myself and my friend brought carpet through the builder (same…

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dannislade
Mar 27, 2015 2:54 pm

Hi All, Though i might make a separate thread for the Carlisle Homes Blogs and Progress pictures. I really love looking at everyones photos on their blogs and also the…

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KateRG88
Mar 27, 2015 2:39 pm
KateRG88
TashPaul
TashPaul
27 March 2015

What to prioritise regarding upgrades

What to prioritise regarding upgrades
WA

Upgrades are such a personal choice. Different people prioritise different things, not just because of the different house plans, but personal opinion. From what you have…

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TashPaul
Mar 27, 2015 10:39 am
TashPaul
garry_1233
garry_1233
27 March 2015

Internet Providers in Riverwalk Werribee

Internet Providers in Riverwalk Werribee
VIC

Hi All, I am building a house in Riverwalk Estate Werribee. I just wanted to find out what companies (Eg. Telsta, iinet etc..) provides the internet in this estate also if…

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garry_1233
Mar 27, 2015 10:34 am
PerthAussie2014
PerthAussie2014
27 March 2015

access to run data cable

access to run data cable
NSW

Yep our builder was more than happy for us to get cabling installed by a third party during construction. Your timing has to be right though- if you have brick internal…

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PerthAussie2014
Mar 27, 2015 9:07 am
Denten
Denten
26 March 2015

Site Works, A Catch 22

Site Works, A Catch 22
QLD

Hi, Our builder said that they usually over allow by 10-20% and as a result they usually end up passing on a credit. Our credit was $3000 and the detail we received was…

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Denten
Mar 26, 2015 8:39 pm
mgilla
mgilla
26 March 2015

Brick damage on a house and land package

Brick damage on a house and land package
NSW

What oneJohn said, take plenty of pics of the studs and gyprock damage. If there are any damaged studs its not that hard to replace them or place a new one next to it …

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mgilla
Mar 26, 2015 8:29 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
26 March 2015

Concrete MPA

Concrete MPA

Thanks bashworth, that's reassuring to hear. We are going to question raise the question with engineers. We are having pre slab inspection and may have an engineer present…

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bluesteel
Mar 26, 2015 7:58 pm
bluesteel
oneJohn
oneJohn
26 March 2015

Plan rejected by council, any ideas?

Plan rejected by council, any ideas?
SA

How about a loft/attic type room in the roof for the retro-games room? That way it's still largely a single storey house, but you get a bit more space to make it all fit.

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oneJohn
Mar 26, 2015 7:19 pm
oneJohn
dbenz
dbenz
26 March 2015

Building new home with Great Living Homes in Port Coogee WA

Building new home with Great Living Homes in Port Coogee WA
WA

Hi Mike, do you have any new pictures. We are still in process of design but i want to go flat roof or roof terrace. Our house will be on Lullworth terrace.

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dbenz
Mar 26, 2015 4:13 pm
Tristanium
Tristanium
26 March 2015

Mortar question

Mortar question

Yep, I would be worried. The colour of the sand will affect the mortar colour, so if you are after really white, I would have thought they would need white (or very light) sand

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Tristanium
Mar 26, 2015 3:06 pm
Tristanium
klaguerta
klaguerta
26 March 2015

Building Inspections(Melbourne)

Building Inspections(Melbourne)
VIC

For anyone considering the get an inspector, Based on experience, you can skip inspection at Frame Stage. They can check your frames at pre-plaster. Coordinate with your…

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klaguerta
Mar 26, 2015 2:23 pm
klaguerta
salamancaNSW15
salamancaNSW15
26 March 2015

Metricon Build Salamanca 37

Metricon Build Salamanca 37
NSW

Hi all Has anyone used a demo company to do the cut and fill of land before handing over to Metricon? We are doing a knockdown rebuild however the cut and fill costs are…

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salamancaNSW15
Mar 26, 2015 10:57 am
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Tonk
Mar 26, 2015 12:47 am
Tonk
HENLEY-MAINVUE
HENLEY-MAINVUE
25 March 2015

Building with MainVue - Amalfi432

Building with MainVue - Amalfi432
VIC

How is the build coming along if I can ask?

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HENLEY-MAINVUE
Mar 25, 2015 10:39 pm
HENLEY-MAINVUE
Home Group WA
Home Group WA
25 March 2015

First home build with HGWA in Mandurah

First home build with HGWA in Mandurah
WA
1, 2

Hey Scott_Michelle, I just found this thread and I am posting to let you know I've subscribed :) Please PM me if you need help getting in touch with the right people at…

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Home Group WA
Mar 25, 2015 11:48 am
Home Group WA
Echo
Echo
24 March 2015

Knockdown and rebuild without planning permit, possible?

Knockdown and rebuild without planning permit, possible?
VIC

Harsh JB1 very harsh But accurate Kremlin has a demo company that must have used its own surveyor and lodged all applications to council on their behalf for demo…

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Echo
Mar 24, 2015 9:47 pm
Echo
homerun2oran
homerun2oran
24 March 2015

Oran park rear setback regulation

Oran park rear setback regulation
NSW

I concur with what Stokes_43 has said. 4m is the minimum setback required now if you wish to have $5,000 rebate from OPT.

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homerun2oran
Mar 24, 2015 8:25 pm
Forg
Forg
24 March 2015

Interior wall & ceiling painting - Need for primer?

Interior wall & ceiling painting - Need for primer?
VIC

I just Googled to see what an answer might be ... and came up which…

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Forg
Mar 24, 2015 5:41 pm
finallybuilding
finallybuilding
24 March 2015

Building In Aspiri Piara Waters

Building In Aspiri Piara Waters
WA
1, 2

Hey Guys, Just restarting this thread. We've just bought a land in Aspiri and waiting on titles now. I'm guessing most of you have moved in. Hope to hear from the rest of…

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finallybuilding
Mar 24, 2015 4:02 pm
tigertails
tigertails
24 March 2015

Help! How much should power line tiger tail tagging cost??

Help! How much should power line tiger tail tagging cost??
NSW

Hi , My name is Peter and I work for Sydney Tiger Tails (Part of the Australian Power Services Group) If anyone has any questions in relation to Tiger Tails I am happy to…

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tigertails
Mar 24, 2015 2:32 pm
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vikramgiridhar
Mar 24, 2015 1:50 pm
whzzz28
whzzz28
24 March 2015

Coral Homes Marcoola 30 info

Coral Homes Marcoola 30 info
QLD

Also check the kitchen - in some displays they have working designs and lists of inclusions in a booklet in the kitchen somewhere. Sometimes its hiding in draws. Some…

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whzzz28
Mar 24, 2015 12:04 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
24 March 2015

What's in your maintenance list !

What's in your maintenance list !
VIC

Your best bet is to google "Handover Inspection" or "PCI Checklist". There is a huge repository of info and previously answered questions. As for two items that we didn't…

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Adam.M
Mar 24, 2015 11:40 am
Aleshia92
Aleshia92
24 March 2015

PGH bricks- sorbetto and slate

PGH bricks- sorbetto and slate
NSW

Hi, who has used sorbetto or slate bricks, can you put pictures up please? Thanks :)

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Aleshia92
Mar 24, 2015 9:40 am
ddarroch
ddarroch
23 March 2015

Upstairs Living Reverse Living Truganina

Upstairs Living Reverse Living Truganina
VIC

From an energy efficiency perspective upstairs living makes a lot of sense. In winter, as heat rises, upstairs living areas will be warmer & more comfortable than…

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ddarroch
Mar 23, 2015 6:54 pm
wally97
wally97
23 March 2015

Folding arm awning

Folding arm awning
VIC

I thought of installing a folding arm awning in the backyard in lieu of an alfresco. Appreciate any feedback on this.

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wally97
Mar 23, 2015 6:26 pm
Jese Norriss
Jese Norriss
23 March 2015

Barkly 29 Inspection Request

Barkly 29 Inspection Request
QLD

I'm in Brisbane and I'd love to see a Barkly 29 too. Have you spoken to someone in sales at Metricon? We gave them our details as they have a…

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Jese Norriss
Mar 23, 2015 5:18 pm
laurina
laurina
23 March 2015

Best builder for Laurina

Best builder for Laurina
NSW

Laurina is the new estate in Harrington Grove, will be registered May 2015

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laurina
Mar 23, 2015 4:44 pm
jul33m1
jul33m1
23 March 2015

Painting

Painting
NSW

When we spoke to Coral homes painter we asked if he spray painted the first coat and he told us that he personally rolled all 3 coats( however it's up to the individual…

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jul33m1
Mar 23, 2015 4:28 pm
Chaton
Chaton
23 March 2015

Can anyone suggest a 4 bed 2 bath design that suits us?

Can anyone suggest a 4 bed 2 bath design that suits us?
QLD

We checked out the Talbot 28 display in Narangba and we are in love! We're still giving the Barkly 29 some thought as its much cheaper with additional outdoor and study…

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Chaton
Mar 23, 2015 3:11 pm
Chaton
Boesman
Boesman
23 March 2015

Trinity Alkimos WA - Siteworks Cost?

Trinity Alkimos WA - Siteworks Cost?
WA

Hi MalSannie We ended up getting it done by the builder. Some of the builders were a bit over the top with their estimates. One quoted us roughly $20k. I think our…

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Boesman
Mar 23, 2015 11:16 am
Boesman
dojrude
dojrude
23 March 2015

Greenvale Gardens - Land Valuation

Greenvale Gardens - Land Valuation
VIC

My land came back spot on. It was adding the house the caused us issues as all of a sudden the bank valued the whole package at $50K less than what we were…

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dojrude
Mar 23, 2015 11:11 am
jenathome
jenathome
23 March 2015

Building next to investment properties and fencing

Building next to investment properties and fencing
VIC

Hi dav0j, It really does depend on the builder. Some builders just install the fencing and include it in the turnkey price. They just want to get it done and don't want…

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jenathome
Mar 23, 2015 9:20 am
jenathome
Stewie D
Stewie D
23 March 2015

agi drain?

agi drain?
VIC

And then the bare pipe is covered by soil directly. Is that the way to do it? Will the pipe be blocked by the soil after some time? No.…

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Stewie D
Mar 23, 2015 9:01 am
MalSannie
MalSannie
23 March 2015

Redink Homes Carramar Wildwood Estate - Nearly finished

Redink Homes Carramar Wildwood Estate - Nearly finished
WA
1 ... 42, 43, 44

Thanks WwD - I think I may have to ask them one more time to reconsider - I find it impossible to choose something without seeing it first for myself!

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MalSannie
Mar 23, 2015 4:08 am
MalSannie
MalSannie
MalSannie
23 March 2015

KiwiGalAbroad's Build,Yanchep-PCI Done -Keys two weeks

KiwiGalAbroad's Build,Yanchep-PCI Done -Keys two weeks
WA
1 ... 18, 19, 20

KGA I'm so glad to hear you've moved in and all seems to be sorted now! Sorry to hear of sick little one and the noisy builders next doors - but really looking forward to…

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MalSannie
Mar 23, 2015 3:08 am
MalSannie
Shanniidc
Shanniidc
23 March 2015

Remote electricity meter

Remote electricity meter
QLD

Fantastic thank you so much it's good to have some kind of idea viewtopic.php?t=76386

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Shanniidc
Mar 22, 2015 11:34 pm
bashworth
bashworth
22 March 2015

Discounts between builders

Discounts between builders
NSW

All the big builders have similar cost structures and profit margins. They just build a 'marketing' amount into the price. If you don't like the current 'offer' wait a…

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bashworth
Mar 22, 2015 7:00 pm
bashworth
icywater
icywater
22 March 2015

2 ys to build a 3x2? my troubles with Commodore Homes

2 ys to build a 3x2? my troubles with Commodore Homes
WA

Nothing change with BGC. After reading this I brought back lot of memory when my Dad and Mum was build with Statement Homes (BGC ) in 2005.

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icywater
Mar 22, 2015 12:13 pm
icywater
building-expert
building-expert
22 March 2015

Safety at construction site

Safety at construction site
VIC

If you are in Vic you can ring work safe and get them to visit the site. For other issues get your own independent inspector to help you.

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building-expert
Mar 22, 2015 11:12 am
building-expert
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
22 March 2015

Window conundrum...to leave or remove?

Window conundrum...to leave or remove?
VIC

I think it comes down to what you're using the room for JP79. If you're planning on using it as only a home theatre room, get rid of it. If it's more like a second living…

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Ilaeria
Mar 22, 2015 10:27 am
Ilaeria
ddarroch
ddarroch
21 March 2015

Roof design

Roof design
NSW

Our block has a frontage facing east, yard west facing. But I think you might be right ddarroch about the possibility of neighbours having…

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ddarroch
Mar 21, 2015 1:14 pm
elemist
elemist
21 March 2015

Calleya Estate - Family home :) RESEARCH

Calleya Estate - Family home :) RESEARCH
WA

My upgrade was to 6.38mm glazing purely due to the noise requirement, luckily managed to not have any BAL rating. Cost to upgrade to 6.38mm was $2300.

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elemist
Mar 20, 2015 11:33 pm


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