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Marmalade
Marmalade
24 February 2015

Unreasonable Estate Fencing Gudelines?

Unreasonable Estate Fencing Gudelines?
NSW

I'm revisiting this topic as there have been some developments. Yet again the developer wants changes made to the fencing (after it has been erected according to plans…

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Marmalade
Feb 24, 2015 11:45 am
NoIn
NoIn
23 February 2015

Impression homes Perth

Impression homes Perth
WA

Hi All I am in the process of building a house in Calleya Estate. For the last few weeks been talking to different builders and looking at house plans. Is there anyone…

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NoIn
Feb 23, 2015 11:56 pm
EmKaralyn
EmKaralyn
23 February 2015

Our Plantation Trinity Q2 QLD

Our Plantation Trinity Q2 QLD
QLD
1 ... 7, 8, 9

That's great! Thank you for that. We got a quote from carpet one Saturday which is a lot more reasonable for good quality carpets and timber laminate!! We'll go to…

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EmKaralyn
Feb 23, 2015 10:37 pm
EmKaralyn
maximus
maximus
23 February 2015

Torn between low-end architectural vs volume builder

Torn between low-end architectural vs volume builder
VIC

I had a good experience with a custom builder. They used a subcontract designer and were efficient with completing the build (6 months) after council approval. Just do…

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maximus
Feb 23, 2015 10:22 pm
maximus
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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 23, 2015 6:48 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
angela83
angela83
23 February 2015

Caddens - Cadda Ridge Drive, acoustic requirments

Caddens - Cadda Ridge Drive, acoustic requirments
NSW

Hi kinroh I sent you a pm i believe not sure if you got it as im new to this site. Ang

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angela83
Feb 23, 2015 6:13 pm
THELIZARDS
THELIZARDS
23 February 2015

Building in The Glades, Icaria Stage 1A. Western Australia

Building in The Glades, Icaria Stage 1A. Western Australia
WA

Here is our plan, https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=D ... hoto%2cjpg Started as The Positano. Made the theater bigger and 31c, made a recess that will have black…

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THELIZARDS
Feb 23, 2015 1:57 pm
joea
joea
23 February 2015

Bushfire Levy

Bushfire Levy
VIC

Here's a link to some information regarding sarking. http://aibs.businesscatalyst.com/announ ...…

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joea
Feb 23, 2015 1:28 pm
joea
MalSannie
MalSannie
23 February 2015

Building on a rear strata lot

Building on a rear strata lot
WA
1, 2, 3

BMWorld you've probably done this now long ago - sorry I've not been around earlier. I've heard it is much cheaper to do this as part of the build rather than afterwards…

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MalSannie
Feb 23, 2015 2:01 am
MalSannie
bpratt
bpratt
22 February 2015

Landscape Plan ...Help

Landscape Plan ...Help
WA

Probably better posted in the landscape section... I'm sure some who visit these forums that can help you, might not be bothered with this particular section. Report your…

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bpratt
Feb 22, 2015 11:45 pm
bashworth
bashworth
22 February 2015

New project builder Promotion for 2015 - sydney

New project builder Promotion for 2015 - sydney
NSW

Basically all builders make the same margin on new houses and the marketing promotions is just a way to try and get you to sign faster, See

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bashworth
Feb 22, 2015 4:52 pm
bashworth
Beazley77
Beazley77
22 February 2015

Red Bricks, white roof .....

Red Bricks, white roof .....
WA

Hi everyone, so we are building a new home in Bicton, WA. Right now we are building with National Homes, but it has been 6 months and we have not…

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Beazley77
Feb 22, 2015 2:28 am
Beazley77
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Natalie92
Feb 22, 2015 1:03 am
Natalie92
Kaylajanexx
Kaylajanexx
21 February 2015

H&L packages in Ballarat / surrounding area

H&L packages in Ballarat / surrounding area
VIC

Check out Yorkdale estate in Delacombe, not too far from Sebastopol. If you have any other questions let me know. I haven't built but I live nearby the area.

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Kaylajanexx
Feb 21, 2015 9:33 pm
deluded
deluded
21 February 2015

Demolition! Help

Demolition! Help
NSW

hi ... you can hire fence until your builder can put in their fence. they should provide you with info on insurance etc along with their quote ... I've only demo once so…

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deluded
Feb 21, 2015 8:52 pm
nrh157
nrh157
21 February 2015

Building close to an existing fence?

Building close to an existing fence?
WA

You might find the neighbors will have an easement on their property that will allow you access to put the slab/footings in. It will be extremely difficult for brickies to…

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nrh157
Feb 21, 2015 3:40 pm
nrh157
EmmaW84
EmmaW84
21 February 2015

WIRs, Flooring, Double Basins & TV Points...

WIRs, Flooring, Double Basins & TV Points...
VIC

Thanks TraceyWayne. 1. I shall research the differences btw Vinyl and Bamboo thanks 2. Credit is poor I think $180 3. I agree, the issue now is I wonder if 2 sinks would…

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EmmaW84
Feb 21, 2015 2:07 pm
joea
joea
21 February 2015

Bridging Loans or Relocation loan?

Bridging Loans or Relocation loan?
QLD

Sorry I don't have the knowledge or expertise to anwser this but it's probably best to post this in the finance section. You will get more responses there.

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joea
Feb 21, 2015 8:52 am
joea
JMCL
JMCL
21 February 2015

Celebration homes - Landon - in Seascapes, Halls Head

Celebration homes - Landon - in Seascapes, Halls Head
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Becky, How is the house going? Are you loving being in your own home? Hope you've got your painting sorted out now or perhaps even finished if you have had time?…

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JMCL
Feb 21, 2015 3:19 am
bluemarg
bluemarg
20 February 2015

Affordable Architectural designs

Affordable Architectural designs
QLD

Hi Forg, The plans would be a starting point that could then be modified to suit your brief/budget etc. Not starting from scratch would allow it be much more affordable…

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bluemarg
Feb 20, 2015 9:46 pm
bluemarg
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bashworth
Feb 20, 2015 9:06 pm
bashworth
Bonnie_p
Bonnie_p
20 February 2015

New house - Not allowed to supply my own tiles?

New house - Not allowed to supply my own tiles?
QLD

Can you take the tiling out of the contact and provide your own tiler? That way you can tell him which tile to lay? We are in a similar predicament. We hated all the…

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Bonnie_p
Feb 20, 2015 2:34 pm
Bonnie_p
MamtaSaini
MamtaSaini
20 February 2015

Quakers hill IVY

Quakers hill IVY
NSW

Anyone, planning to build here?

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MamtaSaini
Feb 20, 2015 12:52 pm
klaguerta
klaguerta
20 February 2015

Vandalized Plaster Wall Repair

Vandalized Plaster Wall Repair
VIC

UPDATE: house got vandalized again, more plaster damages this time ::sad:: but builder assured us they'll replace whole sheets on all of them

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klaguerta
Feb 20, 2015 10:08 am
klaguerta
TashPaul
TashPaul
20 February 2015

Tiles for front pillars

Tiles for front pillars
VIC

Hi everyone, we will be building with Ashford Homes in the outer east of Melbourne a bit later this year. The front facade of our house has (the seemingly obligatory) two…

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TashPaul
Feb 20, 2015 9:48 am
TashPaul
Athelas
Athelas
20 February 2015

cladding advice for new house

cladding advice for new house
VIC

$1m... ... Does that include land or not. Melbourne S.E, let me guess, you are building in Mount/Glen Waverley. ;-)

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Athelas
Feb 20, 2015 7:30 am

Hi everyone! I am just hoping to get some advice from members in this group. I am a bit concerned about the windows in my house that is currently under construction. I…

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johngon79
Feb 20, 2015 12:20 am
tj9630
tj9630
19 February 2015

Plantation Homes Soho & Breakthrough Series

Plantation Homes Soho & Breakthrough Series
QLD

Tj9630, Peter Griffin is in the process of building his house yet the total price is still $240k. We have also allowed an extra $5k for site…

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tj9630
Feb 19, 2015 10:10 pm
building-expert
building-expert
19 February 2015

Extra pipe in a slab?

Extra pipe in a slab?
SA

You have problems, act quickly

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building-expert
Feb 19, 2015 12:25 pm
building-expert
dannislade
dannislade
19 February 2015

brickwork issue around windows - opinion please...

brickwork issue around windows - opinion please...
NSW

i would be more inclined to ask about water proofing your frames, i thought they have to put building paper or starking (something like that) over your ply board on your…

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dannislade
Feb 19, 2015 12:02 am
1rocky
1rocky
18 February 2015

Builder's kitchen contractor no longer in contact

Builder's kitchen contractor no longer in contact
NSW

good news all the best for the remaining of your build

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1rocky
Feb 18, 2015 9:11 pm
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alyise_
Feb 18, 2015 5:29 pm
Shaje
Shaje
18 February 2015

Land with fill

Land with fill

Thank you for the useful links Bashworth. Lots of helpful information on that site. Insider I will have to read the report again (and show it to someone qualified) but…

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Shaje
Feb 18, 2015 7:28 am
Dukecaddy
Dukecaddy
17 February 2015

Temporary Blinds

Temporary Blinds
VIC

I bought a box from Ezy Blind, no problems with them and about a 5 day delivery.

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Dukecaddy
Feb 17, 2015 7:36 pm
Dukecaddy
nahc
nahc
17 February 2015

First time building

First time building
WA

There are a few Perth builders who advertise guaranteed timeframes, obviously with some conditions attached, but the constant them with Home Group seems to be no sense of…

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nahc
Feb 17, 2015 6:38 pm
bpratt
bpratt
17 February 2015

Does steel roof affect telecommunication reception?

Does steel roof affect telecommunication reception?
NSW

If you mean a steel roof, aka colourbond, then unless you are in a valley where mobile reception isn't the greatest, you shouldn't have too much of a problem. As…

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bpratt
Feb 17, 2015 6:29 pm
plucka
plucka
17 February 2015

Plucka's Build- Complete

Plucka's Build- Complete
QLD
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hey SaveH20 Palms are golden cane, I think they get to about 10m eventually. Should be enough to screen the houses behind me but still leave the view to the bush. Yes re…

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plucka
Feb 17, 2015 5:02 pm
13Jack
13Jack
17 February 2015

3 months maintenance HELP!

3 months maintenance HELP!
VIC

Our 3 months maintenance is coming up and just wondering what type of things they will fix and what not. so far I couldn't find any major issues (hope I haven't missed…

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13Jack
Feb 17, 2015 12:43 pm
archetto
archetto
17 February 2015

Prestart payment

Prestart payment
WA

Ours is billed at the end

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archetto
Feb 17, 2015 12:29 pm
archetto
Dukecaddy
Dukecaddy
17 February 2015

50 + 10, No-one Will Give Us An Answer

50 + 10, No-one Will Give Us An Answer
QLD

I think you're correct Mark. From what I understand it is actually the amount of usable outdoor space that is the criteria, however most people/councils use the corollary…

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Dukecaddy
Feb 17, 2015 11:08 am
Dukecaddy
plucka
plucka
17 February 2015

Opinions of external colours pls

Opinions of external colours pls
NSW

Agree- virtually no difference between half and qtr strength. I like the colour scheme though but I would go a pure white on the window frames and full strength lexicon…

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plucka
Feb 17, 2015 10:26 am
Katie89
Katie89
17 February 2015

Anyone building with AVJennings / Sekisui house?

Anyone building with AVJennings / Sekisui house?
VIC
1, 2, 3

sorry i dont really know how to do the forum thing yet, i tried to reply to your comment to see if you found out what the design was?

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Katie89
Feb 17, 2015 10:09 am
Maximus2
Maximus2
17 February 2015

Doing your own site works

Doing your own site works
NSW

He have just purchased a 1.3acre sloped block and are looking to build a project home (MD Bronte or similar). the fall from front to back is 1.9m. My husband happens to be…

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Maximus2
Feb 17, 2015 8:36 am
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MDJ
Feb 16, 2015 11:56 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
16 February 2015

thermal mass with platform flooring

thermal mass with platform flooring
VIC

Hi aussieta Unfortunately, thermal mass basically means concrete floors (IMO,best and cheapest option) There are alternatives in suspending concrete (Optimal 86mm) slabs…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 16, 2015 8:29 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
archetto
archetto
16 February 2015

WA HBCA Lump Sum Building Contract - need legal advise

WA HBCA Lump Sum Building Contract - need legal advise
WA

Hi everyone Our first post to this great forum. Lots to learn here. Just wondering if someone can recommend…

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archetto
Feb 16, 2015 12:30 pm
archetto
Natalie92
Natalie92
16 February 2015

Bad/Good Experiences with Aussie Living

Bad/Good Experiences with Aussie Living
WA

Hi Carroll also building in paradiso estate :) following your build

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Natalie92
Feb 16, 2015 1:25 am
Natalie92
kgperth09
kgperth09
16 February 2015

Read your PPA before signing or it could get costly

Read your PPA before signing or it could get costly
WA

Hi if you think you can pay a small $ amount to a builder and sign the "Preparation of Plans Agreement" (PPA) to get working drawings done without being 100% sure you are…

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kgperth09
Feb 16, 2015 12:51 am
erinandcraigw
erinandcraigw
15 February 2015

Almond Ice paint colour

Almond Ice paint colour
NSW

Yes! We have chosen this colour for all our walls in our new home. I would love to see photos of others who have used it. Unfortunately we don't have a slab yet so can't…

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erinandcraigw
Feb 15, 2015 7:08 pm

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