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Team PD
Team PD
18 December 2014

Christmas office and display hours

Christmas office and display hours
VIC

Hi all, Christmas is fast approaching so I thought I would let you know about our office and display hours over the Christmas break! Our offices will be closed from…

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Team PD
Dec 18, 2014 10:21 am
Team PD
sofia14
sofia14
17 December 2014

ASPIRI VS. NEWHAVEN

ASPIRI VS. NEWHAVEN
WA

The housing market is pretty stagnant at the moment. The land price seems to have reached its max point. I haven't seen them increase the price for few releases now and…

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sofia14
Dec 17, 2014 8:56 pm
_lucinda
_lucinda
17 December 2014

Simonds Sierra in Hillcrest

Simonds Sierra in Hillcrest
QLD

Some things are meant to happen. The more places you live in before building, the more you will be sure of what you want. And you will have a great time renovating and…

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_lucinda
Dec 17, 2014 6:59 pm
_lucinda
dexx
dexx
17 December 2014

Recommend demolition company Perth

Recommend demolition company Perth
WA

Whats a typical cost to demolish a 3x1 brick and tile house and clear+level the lot (including minor trees/bushes 3m tall)? Assume no asbestos.

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dexx
Dec 17, 2014 3:18 pm
Burnsfirsttime
Burnsfirsttime
17 December 2014

45 working days to commence question

45 working days to commence question
WA

Knowing your builder I would adjust your thinking anyway. Yours is a big home and I would go with around 30 weeks from slab down to handover. How many extra days does…

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Burnsfirsttime
Dec 17, 2014 2:44 pm
Burnsfirsttime
archetto
archetto
17 December 2014

Floorboards

Floorboards
NSW

Our house is no where near done yet but my partner is doing it and has done a few timber floors before and is a carpenter by trade, I think the only spot we may not do…

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archetto
Dec 17, 2014 1:56 pm
archetto
Wandin Valley
Wandin Valley
17 December 2014

Timber Flooring options - so confused

Timber Flooring options - so confused
NSW

Agreed with Wandin. Nothing beats a solid timber floor that is sanded and polished in situ. We are going ironbark where the labour to install is…

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Wandin Valley
Dec 17, 2014 12:59 am
Wandin Valley
DG85
DG85
16 December 2014

Landscaping a new house

Landscaping a new house
NSW

Am interested in contacts for reasonably priced landscapers in Sydney. Thanks

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DG85
Dec 16, 2014 7:26 pm
DG85
sheffieldhunter
sheffieldhunter
16 December 2014

What Deals have people negotiated with major builders

What Deals have people negotiated with major builders
NSW

Well so far we managed to get about 3K even though I still consider we are way overpaying builders markup just interested to find out what other people have managed to get…

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sheffieldhunter
Dec 16, 2014 10:23 am
sheffieldhunter
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
16 December 2014

Our custom build - Lake Macquarie - Newcastle NSW - *concept

Our custom build - Lake Macquarie - Newcastle NSW - *concept
NSW

We have seen the architect yesterday and are really happy with the plan he put forth. It's far better than anything we were looking at before, although different. I am…

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Leksie5000
Dec 16, 2014 9:22 am
Beazley77
Beazley77
16 December 2014

$149 for LED downlight vs installing batten light point

$149 for LED downlight vs installing batten light point
VIC

Yes. Your builder will install one light, as an older fashioned batten light fitting (stocked down from ceiling), and if you're lucky you might even get one of those ugly…

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Beazley77
Dec 15, 2014 11:14 pm
Beazley77
nestaxu
nestaxu
15 December 2014

Why does Henley do 2720mm ceiling height instead of 2740mm?

Why does Henley do 2720mm ceiling height instead of 2740mm?
VIC

Sorry must have updated their current inclusions. Have u tried asking ur sales person and see if they can throw it in for free or…

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nestaxu
Dec 15, 2014 10:11 pm
bpratt
bpratt
15 December 2014

Need help, crimsafe or ducted air conditioning???

Need help, crimsafe or ducted air conditioning???
WA

Like dannislade said, go split systems for the same reason. I've gone that way myself. Depending upon your location, you may find evaporative effectively useless. If…

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542
bpratt
Dec 15, 2014 9:50 pm
sebeva
sebeva
14 December 2014

Building House in Proserpine, QLD - a newbie!

Building House in Proserpine, QLD - a newbie!
QLD

Really like your plans dalemengel, well done! Nice living and patio area :) We are about to start as well. The paperwork is getting done right now and we do have the colour…

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sebeva
Dec 14, 2014 7:43 pm
sebeva
Ru2014
Ru2014
14 December 2014

Simonds Sanctuary in Brisbane- Frame/Doors/Windows Delivered

Simonds Sanctuary in Brisbane- Frame/Doors/Windows Delivered
QLD

Frame, Doors and Windows were delivered Tuesday 9 Dec and up to today they are still laying on the ground, hope the weather holds this week so they can do framing before…

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Ru2014
Dec 14, 2014 4:07 pm
PEARZ
PEARZ
14 December 2014

Land in The Boulevard Berwick

Land in The Boulevard Berwick
VIC
1, 2

Hey anyone currently building in new stages? My hubby noticed a truck the other night reversing onto one of the land looks like one of henleys and they were loading…

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PEARZ
Dec 14, 2014 3:37 pm
PEARZ
natlyn
natlyn
14 December 2014

Why is Beechwood so cheap? (Sydney)

Why is Beechwood so cheap? (Sydney)
NSW

Hi, Currently looking to build and went to Homeworld last week for some price lists. We're really just looking for a roof over our heads -…

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natlyn
Dec 14, 2014 8:08 am
natlyn
MrBee
MrBee
14 December 2014

hiding padmount st'n? does it hurt re-sale?

hiding padmount st'n? does it hurt re-sale?
NSW

This is usually to do with the subdivision due to the new eletrical grid they need a new sub station so the developers give a small part of land as an easement to the…

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MrBee
Dec 14, 2014 7:54 am
MrBee
dann
dann
14 December 2014

Waterford County, Chisholm - Who else is there

Waterford County, Chisholm - Who else is there
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

The website says that it should be fully open the end of 2016.. So I would assume that next year the construction will start. Anyone else here building in the new region…

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dann
Dec 14, 2014 7:03 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
14 December 2014

Midland brick - Tammin, York or other?

Midland brick - Tammin, York or other?
WA

I think by grooves that you mean the wire cuts? I like them, I think it adds character, so that's no problem for me. So I'm a bit prejudiced about answering your…

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Treeseachanger
Dec 13, 2014 11:59 pm
13Jack
13Jack
13 December 2014

Is it true that prices go down more in January?

Is it true that prices go down more in January?
VIC

Christmas rush and Boxing Day I don't think so. You're better off waiting till the end of Jan or early new year. If the shops didn't have a good…

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13Jack
Dec 13, 2014 7:10 pm
louistherat
louistherat
13 December 2014

new home on a slope block

new home on a slope block
QLD

Where are you building?

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louistherat
Dec 13, 2014 3:58 pm
sliick
sliick
12 December 2014

Independent vs volume builder?

Independent vs volume builder?
VIC

I know two people who built with independent builders recommended by their architects. Both builders went bankrupt and they had a long battle to get insurance to cover the…

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314
sliick
Dec 12, 2014 7:55 pm
sliick
Atadamcooper
Atadamcooper
12 December 2014

Building to lockup

Building to lockup
WA

HI anyone that can help out there currently getting plans drawn up at the moment. Wanting to know how I can go about getting a loan to get a builder to build my house to…

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Atadamcooper
Dec 12, 2014 6:30 pm
JnSWILLOWDALE
JnSWILLOWDALE
12 December 2014

Willowdale, Leppington

Willowdale, Leppington
NSW

Hi mate, there is a willowdale forum which would prob be able to give you more answers. I bought in stage one and I'm sure ours is low risk .

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JnSWILLOWDALE
Dec 12, 2014 3:30 pm
MezMaz71
MezMaz71
12 December 2014

Anyone Building with Silkwood Dream

Anyone Building with Silkwood Dream
VIC

Hi everyone Have done a couple searches on here and read all reviews on line about this builder. Has anyone built with them recently? I mean in the last 12…

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MezMaz71
Dec 12, 2014 10:59 am
B STAR
B STAR
12 December 2014

Colourbond roof worth $7k extra over polish concrete tiles?

Colourbond roof worth $7k extra over polish concrete tiles?
NSW
1, 2, 3

The misting I noticed comes from the valleys when you have horizontal rain or there about. It was very interesting. No I must concede this house was a two storey home in…

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B STAR
Dec 12, 2014 7:00 am
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Saint Mike
Dec 12, 2014 6:49 am
Saint Mike
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MyH1Login
Dec 12, 2014 12:19 am
MyH1Login
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Hootie
Dec 11, 2014 5:25 pm
Hootie
Forg
Forg
11 December 2014

Private certification

Private certification
NSW

^ I agree with that; and we did the same with the CDC guidelines (I think the document is "A Guide to Complying Development", make sure to Google-up the latest though as…

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Forg
Dec 11, 2014 2:47 pm
justlearning
justlearning
11 December 2014

31c ceilings and 28c doors?

31c ceilings and 28c doors?
WA

We went with 28c doors throughout. From the display homes we walked through we felt it made them feel more spacious. I can't remember exact costs but I don't think it was…

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justlearning
Dec 11, 2014 12:22 am
justlearning

Hi everyone! I'm building my first (and at my age my last!) home. It has been far from a smooth process taking almost this entire year to get to the stage where finally…

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caprimk3
Dec 10, 2014 8:21 pm
caprimk3
sheffieldhunter
sheffieldhunter
10 December 2014

Standard Slab or Dropped edge Beams

Standard Slab or Dropped edge Beams
NSW

Interesting they have now advised me to just move the house over 500mm from the boundary and advised I shouldnt need a retaining wall now. Hope they have it all sorted…

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sheffieldhunter
Dec 10, 2014 8:16 pm
sheffieldhunter
russnann
russnann
10 December 2014

cheese cake block

cheese cake block
NSW

Hi All first time user, I have a block with 12 mtr frontage, and rear boundry 28 mtr all project designs i have looked at fill the whole frontage with house and garages,…

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russnann
Dec 10, 2014 7:07 pm
mgilla
mgilla
10 December 2014

Porch slab cracked

Porch slab cracked
QLD

Poobear The fact the porch slab has been poured independent means there is going to be a crack there of some description. It's purely superficial and of no concern at all.…

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mgilla
Dec 10, 2014 7:01 pm
russnann
russnann
10 December 2014

cheese cake block

cheese cake block
NSW

Hi all, First time user, I have a block of land frontage 12 meters rear boundary 26 meters, the 2 project home company's that I am deciding upon only have designs that use…

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russnann
Dec 10, 2014 5:40 pm
Speedwaychick68
Speedwaychick68
9 December 2014

Building with Aveling in Serpentine

Building with Aveling in Serpentine
WA
1, 2

We have just had cabinets and bench tops put in I think they are pushing to have us handed over for January (we asked to be in before the new school year starts) see how…

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Speedwaychick68
Dec 09, 2014 10:14 pm
Speedwaychick68
Messina
Messina
9 December 2014

Who else is building with Clarendon Homes?

Who else is building with Clarendon Homes?
NSW
1, 2

Hi guys, Any updated information on the land registration for Kensington Park Estate Kellyville?

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Messina
Dec 09, 2014 9:24 pm
MattC
MattC
9 December 2014

Building with Granvue a review from start to finish

Building with Granvue a review from start to finish
VIC

Thought I would write a quick little piece on my views after just finishing our build with Granvue Homes. We had decided very early on that we liked the Emerald 29 from…

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MattC
Dec 09, 2014 7:42 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
9 December 2014

Plumbing in wrong place

Plumbing in wrong place
WA
1, 2

Omg what was the outcome of this? Why on earth would a brick ice proceed to cover up the sewer point?

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Crazyk
Dec 09, 2014 7:21 pm
Crazyk
13Jack
13Jack
9 December 2014

looking for concretor recommendations!

looking for concretor recommendations!
VIC

can anybody recommend good concreter for me? I am in Plumpton 3335. Thanks.

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13Jack
Dec 09, 2014 3:15 pm
firsttimer05
firsttimer05
9 December 2014

Our Nova Build by McDonald Jones Homes at Jordan Springs

Our Nova Build by McDonald Jones Homes at Jordan Springs
NSW

Put a deposit on land in Illoura today! Goodluck with your build the MJH's are great

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firsttimer05
Dec 09, 2014 2:32 pm
julznjam
julznjam
9 December 2014

Is this PCI??!!

Is this PCI??!!
NSW

Thanks MyH1 & congrats on the keys! our pci went well & we get our keys on Wed 17th :-)

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julznjam
Dec 09, 2014 9:47 am
Sat_j
Sat_j
9 December 2014

need help with choosing builders in craigeburn

need help with choosing builders in craigeburn
VIC

Hi all, We have decided to build our first home ... We have been browsing around the display homes of big builders (metricon, porter davis, Carlisle, Henley, mainvue,…

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Sat_j
Dec 09, 2014 7:51 am
MyH1Login
MyH1Login
9 December 2014

Best or Critical Stages for Building Inspection

Best or Critical Stages for Building Inspection
WA

+1 on the great resource from bashworth! I pre-read the document, so although I didn't use it from cover to cover during the actual PCI, I had a fair idea of what to look…

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MyH1Login
Dec 09, 2014 12:54 am
MyH1Login
building inspector
building inspector
8 December 2014

Banksia Grove - Soakwell

Banksia Grove - Soakwell
WA

City of wanneroo does not allow stormwater to enter their drains. It is a requirement for you to contain the stormwater on your block (meaning it cannot disperse to your…

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building inspector
Dec 08, 2014 9:07 pm
building inspector


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