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KcHongHa
KcHongHa
28 January 2015

Smart Wiring / Intelligent Homes

Smart Wiring / Intelligent Homes
WA

I agree with Elemist. We have the price from Intelligent Home and their price is three times the cost you have the Smart wiring done by independent data cabler. The main…

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KcHongHa
Jan 28, 2015 7:15 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
28 January 2015

Engineer drawings

Engineer drawings
NSW

$1550 inc. GST, happy with that and a prompt quote too.

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Leksie5000
Jan 28, 2015 5:31 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 January 2015

Upgraded to BAL-29 - extra cost for thick toughened glass?

Upgraded to BAL-29 - extra cost for thick toughened glass?
VIC

You would probably get a better response if you posted this question in the window section where a couple of window manufacturers frequent. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jan 28, 2015 1:53 pm
beemo
beemo
28 January 2015

Building Broker

Building Broker
WA

Avoid this company. They are a disaster to deal with. Keeping it short... Their pre-quote checklist is simplistic - you can download better from the Internet. Anyway we…

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beemo
Jan 28, 2015 11:53 am
MichaelQ
MichaelQ
28 January 2015

fixed site cost

fixed site cost
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks Mirz, Serves me right for copying and pasting without checking. Hi Confused, Here is the link where I found the information. Bashworth is a regular contributor…

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MichaelQ
Jan 28, 2015 11:11 am
TSCH93
TSCH93
28 January 2015

Pressure Sewer System - $15K??

Pressure Sewer System - $15K??
VIC

Hi everyone, Currently (attempting) building in the Yarra Ranges, VIC. The builder has never before had to deal with a house that is downhill to the sewer main (amongst…

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TSCH93
Jan 28, 2015 10:42 am
khp3294
khp3294
28 January 2015

WALL NICHE

WALL NICHE
NSW

Hi, I need to decide on where abouts to put my wall niche. It was originally supposed to be in the hallway (horizontally) but unfortunatly that wall is a very important…

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khp3294
Jan 28, 2015 8:55 am
sheffieldhunter
sheffieldhunter
27 January 2015

Roof 22.5 or 26 degrees? Colourbond

Roof 22.5 or 26 degrees? Colourbond
NSW
1, 2

I got the construction drawing now and I think the apex at the heighest point or ridge level is 3110mm thats ceiling to ridge or the finished floor level to ridge is…

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sheffieldhunter
Jan 27, 2015 10:49 pm
sheffieldhunter
dannislade
dannislade
27 January 2015

Building Inspector Perth Reccomendations

Building Inspector Perth Reccomendations
WA

im SOR and i can pm the one i am using if anyone wants his details, he's doing my first one tomorrow but i found him recommended on this site by someone else and my friend…

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dannislade
Jan 27, 2015 7:40 pm
alex_6169
alex_6169
27 January 2015

Council Crossover Requirements

Council Crossover Requirements
WA

I am looking into the council requirements for crossovers in WA (most of the councils appear to have similar requirements). From my understanding, there is no obligation…

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alex_6169
Jan 27, 2015 6:56 pm
brick_paver
brick_paver
27 January 2015

Sewer pipe depth from ensuite. (S.A.)

Sewer pipe depth from ensuite. (S.A.)
SA

We have just built a new house with "Distinctive Homes", at Freeling in country South Australia and while we are quite happy with the overall build itself, not…

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brick_paver
Jan 27, 2015 12:55 pm
brick_paver
shadowarrior
shadowarrior
27 January 2015

Another dark/dark colour question

Another dark/dark colour question
QLD

That combination looks beautiful bb. :) Will be updating pictures soon, we just got our frames done. :)

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shadowarrior
Jan 27, 2015 11:49 am
devu1986
devu1986
27 January 2015

Site cost at highland estate, craigieburn

Site cost at highland estate, craigieburn
VIC

Hi 1st_hme, We have just got quote between $10k-$15k by various builder but we are in Mt.Aitken. Just interested to know how your experience with Henley has been? We love…

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devu1986
Jan 27, 2015 10:40 am
ShuddaBeenATradie
ShuddaBeenATradie
26 January 2015

Which brand of laminate timber flooring???

Which brand of laminate timber flooring???
QLD
1, 2

Quick step is great, I put it down in my first unit and it seems to be holding up well to the rigors of being a rental now. I went with kronoswiss for my second unit and…

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ShuddaBeenATradie
Jan 26, 2015 11:56 pm
ShuddaBeenATradie
muptra
muptra
26 January 2015

Floor coverings & Window Treatments builder package

Floor coverings & Window Treatments builder package
WA

Hi, we just went to carpet call in melbourne and got a quote of 10.5k for parador flooring and carpet - supply & install

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muptra
Jan 26, 2015 4:10 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
26 January 2015

Soakwell access

Soakwell access
WA

That's what I was thinking.

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Crazyk
Jan 26, 2015 3:31 pm
Crazyk
Vertical Garden Love
Vertical Garden Love
26 January 2015

Internal Door Height for 2440 Ceiling

Internal Door Height for 2440 Ceiling
QLD

I personally think it better to have the same height doors throughout the house and it will give the feeling that ceiling is high throughout! We have high doors everywhere…

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Vertical Garden Love
Jan 26, 2015 11:59 am
Vertical Garden Love
Liliana
Liliana
25 January 2015

IDIOTS GUIDE TO BUILDING A NEW HOME - My journey begins.

IDIOTS GUIDE TO BUILDING A NEW HOME - My journey begins.
SA

You will also find a lot of information on Bashworth's site including ebooklets you can download: http://www.anewhouse.com.au/sample-page/

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Liliana
Jan 25, 2015 8:26 pm
mirz
mirz
25 January 2015

Artesan laminate - Milano or Venice display home

Artesan laminate - Milano or Venice display home
VIC

venice is on a little yellow tinge, and milano is more brownish

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mirz
Jan 25, 2015 8:06 pm
mirz
Laura and Jez
Laura and Jez
25 January 2015

Suspended slab alternatives - floors with thermal mass

Suspended slab alternatives - floors with thermal mass
VIC

Hi! I know this is an old post, but if you are still around, I was wondering what you ended up doing? I am in the planning stages for our build on a sloping block and we…

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Laura and Jez
Jan 25, 2015 5:07 pm
Pink86
Pink86
25 January 2015

Side setbacks

Side setbacks
NSW

2560mm house + 2242mm roof.

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Pink86
Jan 25, 2015 2:06 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
25 January 2015

Crack in polished concrete! HELP!

Crack in polished concrete! HELP!
VIC

Id say it's part of the character, personally. They can be filled as part of the grind and polish process. Disappointing if you paid extra for higher MPA pour etc but if…

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Beazley77
Jan 25, 2015 1:33 pm
Beazley77
LeanneR
LeanneR
25 January 2015

Ellenbrook Build - Starting Up

Ellenbrook Build - Starting Up
WA
1 ... 17, 18, 19

I think you mean PCI not prestart :) Yay to finally getting keys soon

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LeanneR
Jan 25, 2015 12:10 pm
LeanneR
Navman888
Navman888
24 January 2015

Budgeting for a front concrete block fence - how much?

Budgeting for a front concrete block fence - how much?

how did you go with your block fence, we are looking to do the same in SE Melbourne

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Navman888
Jan 24, 2015 11:55 am
sofia14
sofia14
24 January 2015

wiring + smart wiring + NBN

wiring + smart wiring + NBN
WA

We put in junction box in main bedroom, living, dining and kitchen. We weren't sure why the builder said we need separated one in living, dining and kitchen since it is an…

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sofia14
Jan 24, 2015 9:59 am
trambay
trambay
24 January 2015

Tiling Costs?

Tiling Costs?
WA

I remember my builder was charging $120/sqm for Porcelain tile, 60 for normal tiles..

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trambay
Jan 24, 2015 8:09 am
Beau12
Beau12
24 January 2015

Cloverlea Estate Chirnside Park (Builds)

Cloverlea Estate Chirnside Park (Builds)
VIC
1, 2

Hi, interested to know if anyone building in Beaumont Drive and what is the latest they have heard re titling, as a bit worried about extended delays, Thanks

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Beau12
Jan 24, 2015 12:24 am
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Navman888
Jan 23, 2015 9:38 pm
nofire
nofire
23 January 2015

medium sized shed

medium sized shed
WA

Our neighbours are pretty good for looking our for people who shouldn't be on the block, and it will be down the back of the block, not by the road.

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nofire
Jan 23, 2015 7:16 pm
Tristanium
Tristanium
23 January 2015

can contour reports AHD ever be wrong?

can contour reports AHD ever be wrong?
NSW

I would be more likely to believe the licensed surveyors' calibrated equipment to your watch, sorry If you can find the closest peg (might be noted on survey?) with a…

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Tristanium
Jan 23, 2015 2:42 pm
Tristanium
robarcher_83
robarcher_83
23 January 2015

Site cost 'The Park" Helena Valley

Site cost 'The Park" Helena Valley
WA

Thanks for the report. Does help a bit. My block does have more clay. As the 2nd level of soil in clay :( my block is also 512m2 and I do need pay extra for the bushfire…

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robarcher_83
Jan 23, 2015 12:21 pm
frozenkuku
frozenkuku
22 January 2015

Y_and_W Build: Lightsview Terrace Living

Y_and_W Build: Lightsview Terrace Living
SA

my neighbor told me he spent more than 100k on his corner home fencing, and it's nothing fancy, just normal fencing. It blew me…

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frozenkuku
Jan 22, 2015 7:13 pm
frozenkuku
Mellywil
Mellywil
22 January 2015

Insufficient boundaries for service protection report

Insufficient boundaries for service protection report
NSW

Yup. We're happy to move out now, but wanted to put it off for as long as…

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Mellywil
Jan 22, 2015 5:31 pm
AndreB
AndreB
22 January 2015

Metricon Process quesiton

Metricon Process quesiton
NSW

Hi there, My first post on the forum. We've just signed the preliminary contract, and it is very clear that variations from this point on do not have to be accepted by…

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AndreB
Jan 22, 2015 5:11 pm
bashworth
bashworth
22 January 2015

metal blade pier

metal blade pier
NSW

Blade piers are really just a different design of screw pile with 2 cutting edges rather than the traditional 1. This link gives a comparison between screw piles and…

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bashworth
Jan 22, 2015 4:58 pm
bashworth
Liliana
Liliana
22 January 2015

Crossover relocation cost - Melb West

Crossover relocation cost - Melb West
VIC

We did the crossover relocation after the house was built. It meant we didn't need to worry about damage to the existing crossover or footpath.

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Liliana
Jan 22, 2015 3:06 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
21 January 2015

Changed facade - habitable room - opinions please

Changed facade - habitable room - opinions please

Yes window needs to be forward of the garage. Any opinions on alternative design?

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bluesteel
Jan 21, 2015 8:42 pm
bluesteel
Ponzu
Ponzu
21 January 2015

Ball park figure for the following

Ball park figure for the following
NSW

not enough information -flooring (what type are you after, wood, tiles, carpet, a mix, what is the total floor area for the areas you want these flooring solutions…

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Ponzu
Jan 21, 2015 4:56 pm
landlubber
landlubber
21 January 2015

New Home Grant Extension-NSW

New Home Grant Extension-NSW
NSW

Thanks osinode. I did do this back in June and received an extension. OSR was really helpful on this and they approved it really fast. They actually rang me after I sent…

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landlubber
Jan 21, 2015 4:33 pm
D_rail
D_rail
21 January 2015

HELP! Advice Required Regarding Quotation For Siteworks

HELP! Advice Required Regarding Quotation For Siteworks
WA

No problems. Just to follow up, some builders will provide accurate site works and some won't. It takes a little bit of coercion at times but at the end of the day, if…

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D_rail
Jan 21, 2015 12:51 pm
PerthAussie2014
PerthAussie2014
21 January 2015

Front door not centered - advice needed please

Front door not centered - advice needed please
WA

The door would be offset like that for maneuverability clearance. If you can imagine for a sec how you stand when you open the front door of your current house, how many…

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PerthAussie2014
Jan 21, 2015 9:30 am
jeff1018
jeff1018
21 January 2015

NORTH KELLYVILLE :: EDEN PARC ESTATE :: MYLES CR / CURTIS RD

NORTH KELLYVILLE :: EDEN PARC ESTATE :: MYLES CR / CURTIS RD
NSW
1, 2, 3

hi all... i am currently building in this area... question is what form of internet do people have in this area... i have done some checks with internet providers and…

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jeff1018
Jan 21, 2015 8:51 am
solrak
solrak
20 January 2015

Re: Commodore Homes, Whiteman Edge: Retaining Wall

Re: Commodore Homes, Whiteman Edge: Retaining Wall
WA
1 ... 40, 41, 42

So this is the forum to be in now the Whiteman Edge site has closed

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solrak
Jan 20, 2015 8:09 pm
solrak
Crazyk
Crazyk
20 January 2015

Rock excavation not included in contracts

Rock excavation not included in contracts
ACT

How did you go with arguing or getting details for your actual PS?

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Crazyk
Jan 20, 2015 5:05 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
Crazyk
20 January 2015

What do I need to do before I sign a building Contract? VIC

What do I need to do before I sign a building Contract? VIC
VIC

Can someone advise what evidence needs to be provided with provisional sum reconciliation? I know they need to show receipts, but how can they prove the actual variance…

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Crazyk
Jan 20, 2015 5:02 pm
Crazyk
stellabella
stellabella
20 January 2015

Updates from builder

Updates from builder
VIC

When we built our house (2012/13), our builder gave us weekly updates every Friday. We had a 'vip login' to their website, which took us to our own page - photo updates…

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stellabella
Jan 20, 2015 3:51 pm
stellabella
firsthome2
firsthome2
20 January 2015

BASIX and site costs

BASIX and site costs
NSW

Hi, I just received a tender, was charder about 33K for BASIX and non site specific cost. I have a 2M slope, so the site specific cost was 57K. Are these reasonable?…

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firsthome2
Jan 20, 2015 1:36 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
20 January 2015

Building Contract - Please Share Your Experience.

Building Contract - Please Share Your Experience.
QLD

If your not going to read it, at the very least ask them if they have modified, changed or added anything to the Std HIA (which I assume) contract that your…

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141
Crazyk
Jan 20, 2015 12:11 pm
Crazyk
Beazley77
Beazley77
20 January 2015

Low-E Glazing colour

Low-E Glazing colour
WA

Apologies if there is a thread on this already, when I searched Low-E it wouldn't return any results. Hi there I have a couple of questions around Low-E glazing maybe you…

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Beazley77
Jan 20, 2015 12:04 pm
Beazley77


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