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Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
21 October 2014

Average Brick work

Average Brick work
WA

Hi mchauhan, Yes indeed. The builder often gets to virtual lock-up before the brickies have done the garage, so the framing of the garage roof often lags well behind.…

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Leonardo_23
Oct 21, 2014 10:25 pm
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[[Sapphire]]
Oct 21, 2014 9:45 pm
babyduck
babyduck
21 October 2014

Pre-lim plans

Pre-lim plans
NSW

Thanks

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babyduck
Oct 21, 2014 8:48 pm
Dukecaddy
Dukecaddy
21 October 2014

Slab being laid and next door neighbour demolishing....

Slab being laid and next door neighbour demolishing....
WA

Have they already commenced the demolishing? Usually they take several days stripping the place out of salvageable items such as roof timbers and floorboards etc, and only…

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Dukecaddy
Oct 21, 2014 6:22 pm
Dukecaddy
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butterbing
Oct 21, 2014 6:07 pm
butterbing
cornellengineers
cornellengineers
21 October 2014

M to MD class slab

M to MD class slab
VIC

Sounds funny. M-D is a soil classification in areas of deep seated movement - ie extremes in seasonal moisture. It has nothing to do with flood risk. Ask your soil tester…

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cornellengineers
Oct 21, 2014 3:29 pm
cornellengineers
gunny
gunny
21 October 2014

Brisbane City Council Site Cover

Brisbane City Council Site Cover
QLD

Thanks Mitch. That's probably why I can't…

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gunny
Oct 21, 2014 3:16 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
21 October 2014

New Home Missing Downpipe and Damaged Timber frame..any help

New Home Missing Downpipe and Damaged Timber frame..any help
VIC

I have found few issues: Below items are not as per the engineering drawings 1. Down Pipe is missing 2. The Frame is not done properly in the…

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Saint Mike
Oct 21, 2014 3:14 pm
Saint Mike
Burnsfirsttime
Burnsfirsttime
21 October 2014

First time builders! With Plunkett Homes. Lots of questions!

First time builders! With Plunkett Homes. Lots of questions!
WA

I've not seen many Plunkett builders on here... We all might be able to answer your questions if you give us a bit more info about yourself and perhaps a pic of your plan?

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Burnsfirsttime
Oct 21, 2014 10:10 am
Burnsfirsttime
DanW2014
DanW2014
21 October 2014

Site works quote of $62K

Site works quote of $62K
WA

Hi bmckinlay91, What suburb are you building in?

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DanW2014
Oct 20, 2014 11:16 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
21 October 2014

Anchor wire down my bedroom wall

Anchor wire down my bedroom wall
WA

Hi happyhouse, A little confused... is it a tie-down cable... and vertical? Have you a metal roof? If so its for wind resistance probably. A photo or two might help Leonardo_23

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Leonardo_23
Oct 20, 2014 11:14 pm
[[Sapphire]]
[[Sapphire]]
20 October 2014

Building my first house

Building my first house
VIC

Hey just wondering what you ended up choosing :)? We were in the same boat, I've always wanted a double story & with how small the land lots are these days it meant we…

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[[Sapphire]]
Oct 20, 2014 9:42 pm
Cristyandpercy1
Cristyandpercy1
20 October 2014

Building the Daydream 32 with Coral Homes

Building the Daydream 32 with Coral Homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

How's it all coming CatherineandMark? Have you guys starting your colour chooses etc?

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Cristyandpercy1
Oct 20, 2014 1:30 pm
archetto
archetto
20 October 2014

Ben Trager pre-start - conduit, down lights and fans

Ben Trager pre-start - conduit, down lights and fans
WA

Just ask them to do the bare minimum if you're worried about being over charged and get them done after, that is what we have done, we've only upgraded items that are…

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archetto
Oct 20, 2014 12:14 pm
archetto
splash-back78
splash-back78
20 October 2014

Confused about colorbond as exterior render colour

Confused about colorbond as exterior render colour
WA

Thank you, Shambini..I hope it's still alright to change our render colours as we've already signed our prestart variations.

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splash-back78
Oct 20, 2014 12:00 pm
engs
engs
20 October 2014

Investment build - Huntingdale WA

Investment build - Huntingdale WA
WA

Haven't really had much of an update on this. Just sorting out our final drawings and waiting for the council to approve the zoning change. It's all happening a bit…

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engs
Oct 20, 2014 11:20 am
engs
Jayjay84
Jayjay84
20 October 2014

choosing your brick

choosing your brick
NSW

We were going to chose pgh nickle flash at first. We locked it in but then noticed a house being built and got turned off it. Looked orangey. Same went with concord. We…

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Jayjay84
Oct 20, 2014 7:50 am
Jayjay84
bletchleybuild
bletchleybuild
19 October 2014

SHANS BUILD we have KEYS!!!!

SHANS BUILD we have KEYS!!!!
WA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hmm! Ill take a gamble and ask...3 years late :P What floor tiles did you do in your kitchen with the Laminex Alaskan?

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bletchleybuild
Oct 19, 2014 6:40 pm
lovepub
lovepub
19 October 2014

First build with Redink Homes- We have keys :-)

First build with Redink Homes- We have keys :-)
WA
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Mind me asking....what is your flooring? Is it Bamboo ?!

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lovepub
Oct 19, 2014 3:10 pm
buzurk
buzurk
19 October 2014

Neighbour's builder storing materials on our land

Neighbour's builder storing materials on our land
SA
1, 2

Im in a situation like yours although my build is still in paperwork stage so ill let it go for a bit But yeah driove past my block to show some friends to find it…

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buzurk
Oct 19, 2014 9:49 am
building-expert
building-expert
19 October 2014

PLEASE USE AN INDEPENDENT BUILDING INSPECTOR!

PLEASE USE AN INDEPENDENT BUILDING INSPECTOR!
VIC
1, 2

In Melbourne expect to pay around $600 for a competent…

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building-expert
Oct 19, 2014 9:24 am
building-expert
belzey
belzey
19 October 2014

homegroup wa love the monte carlo, but should we sign?

homegroup wa love the monte carlo, but should we sign?
WA

Henry- if acid wash does not work on your efflorescence on your bricks try spraying your bricks with bleach that will get rid of the green......

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belzey
Oct 19, 2014 12:07 am
belzey
bmckinlay91
bmckinlay91
18 October 2014

WA: Engineer's C7 detail for site cost

WA: Engineer's C7 detail for site cost
WA

Hi, Im in a similar situation as you were at the moment but my costing has come back more then double your price. We were given an "s" soil classification and with a C6…

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bmckinlay91
Oct 18, 2014 11:48 am
bradster181
bradster181
18 October 2014

Start of Rick and Mel's build.

Start of Rick and Mel's build.
WA

It's amazing the things they fix! I'm confident it wont be the first time they have had to resolve this same situation ;)

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bradster181
Oct 18, 2014 8:47 am
bradster181
Andy Mc
Andy Mc
17 October 2014

Similar experience with site cost to Orchard Rise

Similar experience with site cost to Orchard Rise
VIC

Hi, We have bought in Orchard Rise, 2 tips 1.visit the site and its not hard to spot the flat blocks of land 2.then put your $1000 holding deposit as soon as they are…

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Andy Mc
Oct 17, 2014 8:10 pm
bashworth
bashworth
17 October 2014

Ceiling heights

Ceiling heights
VIC

There are two Minimums for ceiling Height Habitable rooms 2.4m Non Habitable rooms 2.1m You may find it strange but a kitchen is a Non Habitable…

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bashworth
Oct 17, 2014 3:35 pm
bashworth
Charlston01
Charlston01
17 October 2014

Simonds SA Build - Stamford

Simonds SA Build - Stamford
SA
1, 2

Such disappointing news. That is a huge stuff up, it would be so hard to change the colour of the tiles now and take into account all the other colours in the bathrooms.…

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Charlston01
Oct 17, 2014 1:25 pm
Andy Mc
Andy Mc
17 October 2014

Regis Carlisle Facarde

Regis Carlisle Facarde
VIC

Has anyone had the same experiance The Regis facarde we were advised that the right hand front pillar (shown in rendar) on there supplied images are std brick rendar is…

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Andy Mc
Oct 17, 2014 11:35 am
sim_r32
sim_r32
17 October 2014

Stamp Duty Concession & FHOG

Stamp Duty Concession & FHOG
VIC

Our settlement was the end of May, I would say the 60 days is from when they receive the form not from when your land settled or when you applied for the FHOG.

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sim_r32
Oct 17, 2014 7:18 am
tmwoburn
tmwoburn
17 October 2014

Aveling build in Secret Harbour

Aveling build in Secret Harbour
WA
1, 2, 3

Hi Shellndogs. Lovely looking house! Any chance you could tell me your render colours? Thank you.

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tmwoburn
Oct 16, 2014 11:23 pm
tmwoburn
perthy1
perthy1
16 October 2014

Opinion on 101 residential and Ben Trager

Opinion on 101 residential and Ben Trager
WA

:n: ok so im building with ben tragar and if i new what i new now i wouldnt be,the build has been stretched out and added to more time then i can remember.sometimes no one…

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perthy1
Oct 16, 2014 10:28 pm
Darali
Darali
16 October 2014

KG's First Build - Bricks finished!

KG's First Build - Bricks finished!
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi there! any updates? cheers

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Darali
Oct 16, 2014 10:27 pm
Darali
Melsie68
Melsie68
16 October 2014

Turfing as Part of Build or After Handover?

Turfing as Part of Build or After Handover?
QLD

That cost is huge . I know sometimes its better to go into a new house and have everything done . But I think you could save heaps doing it later

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Melsie68
Oct 16, 2014 8:18 pm
houseandlandatedm
houseandlandatedm
16 October 2014

Home Size of New Home in Edmondson Park, NSW!

Home Size of New Home in Edmondson Park, NSW!
NSW

There are hardly any big blocks available in EDM Park.... Good Luck!!

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houseandlandatedm
Oct 16, 2014 3:26 pm
Arielbj
Arielbj
16 October 2014

Demolition companies

Demolition companies
NSW

HI, we are just going through with them now. They…

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Arielbj
Oct 16, 2014 1:46 pm
rmjose18
rmjose18
16 October 2014

DA approval and floor plan

DA approval and floor plan
NSW

internals are fine! usually they want to see the external walls and elevations.

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rmjose18
Oct 16, 2014 12:47 pm
red_orange
red_orange
16 October 2014

DA approval and payment of final architect fee

DA approval and payment of final architect fee
NSW

Hi, We have engaged an architect to prepare plans and council approval. Our contact says that the final instalment of fee is due upon approval. We have received…

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red_orange
Oct 16, 2014 12:39 pm
LeanneR
LeanneR
16 October 2014

Halls Head Beach House

Halls Head Beach House
WA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Your facade is lovely. I really like the front room too :)

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LeanneR
Oct 16, 2014 10:57 am
LeanneR
bpratt
bpratt
16 October 2014

What colour is your Home Cinema room?

What colour is your Home Cinema room?
WA

Thanks, I was quite proud of what I had done by myself. Did the framing,…

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bpratt
Oct 16, 2014 8:55 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
15 October 2014

Having a Master Bedroom at the back of the house

Having a Master Bedroom at the back of the house
VIC

That depends upon the overall plan of the house, as to how noisy it would be. For instance, some theatre rooms are at the front of the house and so on. But... We rented a…

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Treeseachanger
Oct 15, 2014 8:29 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
15 October 2014

Advice / Opinions regarding house plan

Advice / Opinions regarding house plan
WA
1, 2

when building you don't always get to have a passive solar design. that's why we have aircons!!! an solar panels to run it!! gotta love…

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ddarroch
Oct 15, 2014 6:45 pm
Darali
Darali
15 October 2014

Wisdom Homes..........The Wise Choice

Wisdom Homes..........The Wise Choice
NSW
1 ... 14, 15, 16

No problems about progress payment with BankWest, but low valuation problems with them.

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Darali
Oct 15, 2014 5:44 pm
Darali
alkimosbel
alkimosbel
15 October 2014

Alkimos Beach Sloping Block Issues

Alkimos Beach Sloping Block Issues
WA

Hi, did you have any luck with your builder for the sloping block? I have spoken with a few builders and some weren't interested an our block was 800mm left to right? I…

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alkimosbel
Oct 15, 2014 4:04 pm
schultzie
schultzie
15 October 2014

settlers run botanic ridge

settlers run botanic ridge
VIC
1 ... 30, 31, 32

Well fingers crossed I'm going to start on my block soon... Desperate to finally call settlers run home!

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schultzie
Oct 15, 2014 12:11 pm
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mel+rob
Oct 15, 2014 8:00 am
alibaba11
alibaba11
14 October 2014

Some inclusion questions

Some inclusion questions
WA

Hi All, I am in a similar boat in that I have build before (on a budget) and am looking at the long haul with Blueprint as well. What House plans have you guys choosen?

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alibaba11
Oct 14, 2014 9:08 pm


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