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yvonneh
yvonneh
8 February 2015

Leaving frame exposed for few weeks - heat / rain

Leaving frame exposed for few weeks - heat / rain
NSW

Sorry only just saw this message! I had a post about…

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yvonneh
Feb 08, 2015 9:49 am
bashworth
bashworth
8 February 2015

Who is responsible for retaining wall costs?

Who is responsible for retaining wall costs?
QLD

If the block isn't yet built on; and you are happy with the ground level at the boundary, you shouldn't have to pay.

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bashworth
Feb 08, 2015 8:16 am
bashworth
Reakelly
Reakelly
7 February 2015

Anyone building with McDonald Jones (Santorini Manor)

Anyone building with McDonald Jones (Santorini Manor)
NSW

Hi All, Anyone building with McDonald Jones? We are going with them and building the Santorini Manor out at Mulgoa Rise (Penrith area) anyone got any tips or ideas when…

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189
Reakelly
Feb 07, 2015 9:10 am
xxj
xxj
6 February 2015

1st house with Aussie Living - Moved in

1st house with Aussie Living - Moved in
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Thanks aloenyx! Yeah if we rebuilt I would make the kitchen a little bigger! It's fine for me and my fiancé but an extra couple of cupboards wouldn't hurt. I initially…

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xxj
Feb 06, 2015 11:35 pm
xxj
psjnr
psjnr
5 February 2015

Building with termite treated timber

Building with termite treated timber
SA

Just wondering if anyone has experience with termite resistant timber for building a house. We have been told it will cost around $3000 to…

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psjnr
Feb 05, 2015 10:57 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
5 February 2015

Technical Advice Please - Door Handle Placement on Plan

Technical Advice Please - Door Handle Placement on Plan
QLD

I dont think it has been isntalleas per your plan at all. On teh plan, the actual lock fitting is located between glass panel 3 (from the bottom) and glass panel 4. I…

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Beazley77
Feb 05, 2015 6:15 pm
Beazley77
nawic
nawic
5 February 2015

Crack in timber post in alfresco

Crack in timber post in alfresco
VIC

Hi Liliana, I have to go to the builder to find out. I will get some photos on that, hopefully that would answer some questions you all already have.

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nawic
Feb 05, 2015 11:49 am
jattamit
jattamit
5 February 2015

Building Lexington Lux Q2 @Livingston estate Cranbourne East

Building Lexington Lux Q2 @Livingston estate Cranbourne East
VIC

Love the Lexington series, cant wait to watch your build. The colour selection nearly did my head in. We…

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jattamit
Feb 05, 2015 11:11 am
jattamit

I'm also loving kmart at the moment! Miss 8s room makeover so…

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AmyMumma23
Feb 05, 2015 10:30 am
purrfection
purrfection
5 February 2015

Ashford Homes selections

Ashford Homes selections
VIC

to anyone who is building or has recently done so with Ashford in melbourne, can you share some of the options available as standard, such as bricks, laminate or vinyl…

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purrfection
Feb 05, 2015 9:41 am
purrfection
dalemengel
dalemengel
4 February 2015

Sarking for a Colorbond roof. Required? Extra insulation?

Sarking for a Colorbond roof. Required? Extra insulation?

Air-cell Insulbreak 65 or Green Insulation Reflecta-cell are reflective foil insulation which act to reflect the heat before it gets into the roof cavity. Also acts as a…

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dalemengel
Feb 04, 2015 9:33 pm
monalisa
monalisa
4 February 2015

Flood Impact Assessment

Flood Impact Assessment
NSW

Hi all We are building via CDC, and the certifier has asked for a "Flood Impact Assessment". Has anyone had to do it? What does it cost? What impacts are we looking…

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monalisa
Feb 04, 2015 8:36 pm
monalisa
SouthernH
SouthernH
4 February 2015

Southern Highlands - Beechwood

Southern Highlands - Beechwood
NSW

Hi, We are looking at building a Beechwood home in the Southern Highlands. We are wondering if anyone has built in this area and has any feedback? A lot of the feedback…

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158
SouthernH
Feb 04, 2015 2:55 pm
renatem
renatem
4 February 2015

North Kellyville - Environment Living Lot

North Kellyville - Environment Living Lot
NSW

Hi Belinda, We are also lodging our plans end of this week. Hopefully can start building end of March/early April.. All depends on how quickly council approve it all.…

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renatem
Feb 04, 2015 1:43 pm
EMZ51
EMZ51
4 February 2015

Plantation Beckham KDR in Carina Heights, QLD

Plantation Beckham KDR in Carina Heights, QLD
QLD

How exciting! How'd your colour selection go? Looking forward to some more pictures. My partner and I have our first appointment with Plantation 26/2 to sort out the…

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EMZ51
Feb 04, 2015 1:22 pm
alcaz
alcaz
4 February 2015

Demolition recommendation

Demolition recommendation
VIC

sorry to re-open this topic but wouldn't mind knowing this as well. For a Melbourne South East knockdown. We have a bit of asbestos so I want a quote that does cover this…

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alcaz
Feb 04, 2015 12:21 pm
r4mbo
r4mbo
4 February 2015

Quantum Homes or zuccala homes Melbourne Victoria?

Quantum Homes or zuccala homes Melbourne Victoria?
VIC

Hi We are in the process of finding a builder to build 36 sq double storey home in Sunshine North. Wondering if anyone had any experience with either Quantum Homes or…

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r4mbo
Feb 04, 2015 10:56 am
Tristanium
Tristanium
4 February 2015

Need advice to start to build two town houses

Need advice to start to build two town houses
VIC

Before you get to building permits (which are for compliance with construction codes) you will need to tackle your planning approval (which relates to the use of the land,…

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Tristanium
Feb 04, 2015 10:26 am
Tristanium
Adam83
Adam83
3 February 2015

MELBOURNE BUILDERS OFF THE PLAN

MELBOURNE BUILDERS OFF THE PLAN
VIC

Hi, Just wondering if anyone has had experience in building with a Melbourne based company "Bayland Property Group" based in Elsternwick? Looking at getting a 3 bedroom 2…

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Adam83
Feb 03, 2015 8:08 pm
adoreman
adoreman
3 February 2015

Electricals

Electricals
NSW

The prices they quoted for us includes the installation and product.

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adoreman
Feb 03, 2015 6:21 pm
Adam_C
Adam_C
3 February 2015

Deciding on a plan

Deciding on a plan
NSW
1, 2

I'm not sure flipping the plan is a wise idea. It will result in West facing bedrooms, which is a big no-no, unless you're in a particularly…

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Adam_C
Feb 03, 2015 1:04 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
3 February 2015

Negotiation of contract price?

Negotiation of contract price?
QLD

I re read your first post, and you did mention about asking for things to be included for free. With one of the major builders, at quote time they offered me $1,500.00…

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aloenyx
Feb 03, 2015 12:04 pm
aloenyx
benogtr
benogtr
3 February 2015

any recommended independent building inspectors in Geelong?

any recommended independent building inspectors in Geelong?
VIC

Hi, we're looking at site start late Feb in Warralily Coast.Can anyone recommend an independent builing inspector in the Geelong/district region.We would like to get each…

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benogtr
Feb 03, 2015 8:32 am
tlblhayward
tlblhayward
3 February 2015

Pipe sticking out of the slab edge

Pipe sticking out of the slab edge
VIC

I'm sorry to say but that is terrible workmanship. Measure your room sizes and I reckon that you still find that something isn't right. Either that or the pipe was placed wrong.

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tlblhayward
Feb 03, 2015 1:22 am
tlblhayward
blackbeauty
blackbeauty
2 February 2015

Are these gaps- between the frame & slab) reasonable?

Are these gaps- between the frame & slab) reasonable?
NSW

Framers would be reluctant to change set out measurements to suit the slab because it will cause problems with setout of roof framing or…

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blackbeauty
Feb 02, 2015 9:10 pm
monalisa
monalisa
2 February 2015

NSW CDC application - how long?

NSW CDC application - how long?
NSW

Wow! thanks guys! That is SO quick!!! I would really like ours to be this quick! Here is hoping!

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monalisa
Feb 02, 2015 8:08 pm
monalisa
goody59
goody59
2 February 2015

Building at Aurora Wollert soon.

Building at Aurora Wollert soon.
VIC

Thanks, I copied and pasted into correct thread for this.

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goody59
Feb 02, 2015 7:50 pm
goody59
Beazley77
Beazley77
2 February 2015

PCI HELP - building inspection and your own list of defects?

PCI HELP - building inspection and your own list of defects?
WA

Hi all Posting a query for a friend building in South West WA. They had PCI last week and basically the house was a right state. Broken floor tiles, scratched toilet…

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Beazley77
Feb 02, 2015 6:29 pm
Beazley77
Marko56
Marko56
2 February 2015

Willowdale, Leppington

Willowdale, Leppington
NSW

Hi there. There is a well established thread for Willowdale "Building at Willowdale that you should find helpful.

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Marko56
Feb 02, 2015 5:42 pm
Marko56
Camo87
Camo87
2 February 2015

New Home Selkirk Musket Haze bricks

New Home Selkirk Musket Haze bricks
VIC

Hi Everyone, Looking at building our first home soon and we have chosen the Musket Haze bricks from selkirk. Just wondering if anyone has used these bricks before and has…

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Camo87
Feb 02, 2015 3:35 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
2 February 2015

Problems with small allotments

Problems with small allotments

Interesting article. I'm building a 16 sq house on a 294m2 lot (28x10.5m), so I guess I count as a small allotment. There weren't many bigger lots available in my…

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aloenyx
Feb 02, 2015 3:16 pm
aloenyx
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archetto
Feb 02, 2015 3:03 pm
archetto
light487
light487
2 February 2015

Inspiration please! Show me your exterior paint combinations

Inspiration please! Show me your exterior paint combinations
QLD

Ironically we had a hard time finding examples of the colours we wanted until AFTER we had made our decisions.. now we see, for example, Colourbond Ironstone roofs…

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light487
Feb 02, 2015 2:43 pm
light487
chinnu
chinnu
2 February 2015

Metr!con

Metr!con

Hi, What an amazing house it is. I liked everything, especially front door, the tiles and mostly the render colors. Is it blue rio bricks. Can you tell me the 2 paint…

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chinnu
Feb 02, 2015 1:59 pm
Lily123456
Lily123456
2 February 2015

Our families first home--bricks nearly done - more pictures!

Our families first home--bricks nearly done - more pictures!
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi Spottie, How did your build go? We are going to start building with Kurrajong in Jordan Springs when our land is registered in June. I've been reading some horrible…

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Lily123456
Feb 02, 2015 11:46 am
Skibunny
Skibunny
2 February 2015

Big Tree or Slope?

Big Tree or Slope?
VIC

Hi Everyone, Been looking about on here for a similar topic but haven't been able to find one so far. Was wondering if anyone might have some insight on building…

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107
Skibunny
Feb 02, 2015 10:31 am
Balified
Balified
2 February 2015

Mcdonald Jones Homes Seaside Retreat & chesterfield kitchens

Mcdonald Jones Homes Seaside Retreat & chesterfield kitchens
SA

My wife and quite interested in the McDonald Jones Homes Seaside Retreat design and are thinking about doing a day trip from interstate to visit…

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473
Balified
Feb 02, 2015 8:45 am
Balified
evec
evec
1 February 2015

Burbank Custom DS- 4 months post Handover !

Burbank Custom DS- 4 months post Handover !
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Oh my God!, you've been very busy well done, you are doing well with your post handover tasks. I'm green with envy lol. Love your front brick fence, how much was it if…

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evec
Feb 01, 2015 9:09 am
evec
Mummawalshie
Mummawalshie
31 January 2015

Modern view homes

Modern view homes
NSW

Hi saltwater, Thanks. I have looked at the blog and also found it quite good. Good luck with your decision. Mummawalshie

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Mummawalshie
Jan 31, 2015 9:06 pm
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TomCat
Jan 31, 2015 7:12 pm
TomCat
SMH
SMH
31 January 2015

Earthy Exterior colours

Earthy Exterior colours
QLD

Hi All, Just trying to organise our exterior render/roof/gutter/fascia colours and just wondered if anyone has gone with earthy tones and wouldn't mind sharing them with us? TIA :D

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SMH
Jan 31, 2015 6:10 pm
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tlblhayward
Jan 31, 2015 6:02 pm
tlblhayward
sofia14
sofia14
31 January 2015

Building in the village -wellard with celebration homes

Building in the village -wellard with celebration homes
WA

Welcome to the Village. :) The double vanity is a good idea and a larger shower in ensuite. We would have done the double vanity if we have extra $. Extra door for laundry…

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sofia14
Jan 31, 2015 3:18 pm
goody59
goody59
30 January 2015

Building The Hudson by Simonds - The Range, Melbourne

Building The Hudson by Simonds - The Range, Melbourne
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

We just got a call from our SS letting us know that our slab should go down on the weekend. Would it be too sad/stalkerish to go and watch…

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goody59
Jan 30, 2015 10:13 pm
goody59
Tribe7
Tribe7
30 January 2015

Land Developer Covenants, how strict? (Casiana Grove + all)

Land Developer Covenants, how strict? (Casiana Grove + all)
VIC

Im not sure about Vic, but covenants in certain estates up here on the Gold Coast are very strict even down to them stipulating your roof must be colour bond, render to…

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Tribe7
Jan 30, 2015 5:03 pm
Tribe7
tristyn1989
tristyn1989
30 January 2015

Smarthomes Air Conditioning Suffolk Park Estate Caversham

Smarthomes Air Conditioning Suffolk Park Estate Caversham
WA

Hi Jamie we are building with Smart Homes and have chosen to get our aircon done after handover as I wasn't happy with the one you get with the $990 upgrade and I love the…

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188
tristyn1989
Jan 30, 2015 12:04 am
confused_fhb_2015
confused_fhb_2015
29 January 2015

Henley Monaco Lux Q1, Mel South East

Henley Monaco Lux Q1, Mel South East
VIC

anyone here building the lux Q1 with Henley ? We have shortlisted this plan after going through numerous plans. Eager to find out what alterations are people making to…

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confused_fhb_2015
Jan 29, 2015 8:17 pm
confused_fhb_2015
kalu1636
kalu1636
29 January 2015

Building Granny flat with House logic solution Parramatta

Building Granny flat with House logic solution Parramatta
NSW

Hello All Hi, all! I would like to get an insight of your experience with house logic solutions. We are scheduled to sign a tender/building contract with them. Any…

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kalu1636
Jan 29, 2015 4:21 pm
IvyC
IvyC
29 January 2015

Independent Building Inspector - Perth

Independent Building Inspector - Perth
WA

We just used Houspect for our Slab down inspection. Adrian was our inspector. I felt he was a good advocate for us given the few (too many)…

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IvyC
Jan 29, 2015 3:35 pm
IvyC


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