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Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
9 October 2014

Infill above sliding doors.

Infill above sliding doors.
QLD

Hi uzz31, There is a steel lintel holding the brickwork up you know, so it seems that they set it one course too high... so it would be very costly to repair. It would be…

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Leonardo_23
Oct 08, 2014 11:03 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
8 October 2014

Ramtec, rammed earth builder

Ramtec, rammed earth builder
WA

Obviously takes longer to build but the one I've seen was a great feel. I think there were verandahs all round too as primary protection. don't know about termites but…

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Leonardo_23
Oct 08, 2014 10:24 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
8 October 2014

Waterford Rise in Warragul

Waterford Rise in Warragul
VIC

Hi dmj1983, Suggest you start with a large builder and ask them average time. Six to eight months is fairly normal I think... in fact I saw one built in just 8 weeks near…

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Leonardo_23
Oct 08, 2014 10:16 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
8 October 2014

Brikmakers Nouveau Grey

Brikmakers Nouveau Grey
WA

Hi lifestartshere, Suggest you could look at search below... you never know... might have to be fairly specific because some houses are called nouveau also... good…

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Leonardo_23
Oct 08, 2014 10:12 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
8 October 2014

Buying a rural plot to build on

Buying a rural plot to build on
VIC

Hi CoolAllie, I would start with the local council - Yarra Ranges, Knox? and find out their clearing requirements - probably a green belt or significant landscape overlay…

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Leonardo_23
Oct 08, 2014 10:08 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
8 October 2014

Any one building with Kurmond Homes?

Any one building with Kurmond Homes?
NSW

Hi Loadingerror, I pressed search (Kurmond homes) and there were at least a dozen threads. Suggest you try this too, go, go, go Leonardo_23

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Leonardo_23
Oct 08, 2014 9:57 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
8 October 2014

Narrow lot

Narrow lot
VIC

Hi Novicebuilder85, I know a little about design. A few tips from me would be make the most of the north aspect and failing that the east aspect. If possible design…

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Leonardo_23
Oct 08, 2014 9:48 pm
beejandcait
beejandcait
8 October 2014

Building with Redink - PCI is tomorrow (3rd Sept)!!!

Building with Redink - PCI is tomorrow (3rd Sept)!!!
WA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Our siteworks came to $17,890 (we have a 517m2 block) It is class 'S' site/Footing details C1 - which we were told makes it a little more expensive than standard.

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beejandcait
Oct 08, 2014 3:53 pm

Well said.

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
PEARZ
PEARZ
7 October 2014

NBN questions in Victoria

NBN questions in Victoria
VIC

Nope both boxes were installed by nbn directly. Our wireless router is upstairs. The yellow cable is for our router I believe. Can't remember, the mister did it while I…

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PEARZ
Oct 07, 2014 9:02 pm
PEARZ
Frangi
Frangi
7 October 2014

Architect or Builder???

Architect or Builder???
WA

Thanks guys Sorry should have said I live in Perth

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Frangi
Oct 07, 2014 4:27 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
7 October 2014

Independent Building Inspector - Point Cook area

Independent Building Inspector - Point Cook area
VIC

Hi knight, Problem soil area I believe... good luck if slab already poured. As to building inspector do you mean building consultant? You already have a Building…

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Leonardo_23
Oct 07, 2014 3:53 pm
tmwoburn
tmwoburn
7 October 2014

Aveling Homes Build in Woburn Park - Slab Crack

Aveling Homes Build in Woburn Park - Slab Crack
WA

Thanks bashworth I've googled some info and I think you're right....it seems to be surface crack. This forum is terrific and full of building information for a novice…

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tmwoburn
Oct 07, 2014 1:52 pm
tmwoburn
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
7 October 2014

Built in BBQ in alfresco

Built in BBQ in alfresco
VIC

Hi melbbuild, What constitutes an authentic BBQ may come into it, but there are a lot of incorrect hot plate installations in Kitchens I've come across in recent times.…

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Leonardo_23
Oct 07, 2014 1:37 pm
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
7 October 2014

How many electrical circuits?

How many electrical circuits?
WA

Hi Beazley, Hard wired circuits are usually Ovens, Air Cons, Hws (some HWS these days only require a WP GPO) Thus being "hard wired" it means there is no direct contact…

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sparky_JsP
Oct 07, 2014 12:50 pm
Drekko
Drekko
7 October 2014

Your vouch for Builder 15-17sq First home with tight budget

Your vouch for Builder 15-17sq First home with tight budget
VIC

Where are you located? A few builders come to mind but unsure if they build where you are: - Stylemaster. I was looking at a "Get the look 199"…

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Drekko
Oct 07, 2014 9:33 am
Drekko
ssci1
ssci1
7 October 2014

the TRUTH about building with the "BIG" builders.

the TRUTH about building with the "BIG" builders.
VIC

Hmmm, well theres a problems straight away...not explaining the details to the client. Hopefully I can rectify that on this forum I think you'd be a great help in…

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ssci1
Oct 06, 2014 11:22 pm
ssci1
joea
joea
6 October 2014

More valuation woes

More valuation woes
QLD

Thanks Joea. Everything was going smoothly and then this valuation hits us straight :\ Friends who have gone through similar valuation…

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joea
Oct 06, 2014 7:01 pm
joea
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
6 October 2014

Knock down rebuild - site cost Melbourne inner north

Knock down rebuild - site cost Melbourne inner north
VIC

Hi Kia-018, If documentation including check surveys are involved then I agree with the Berstan and insider comments with so many factors included because those…

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Leonardo_23
Oct 06, 2014 5:28 pm
chalky
chalky
6 October 2014

Shed Home

Shed Home
WA
1, 2

Hi Whipitgood. We are in a similar situation as you- Parkerville, two kids. Only we have our shed house and are planning the house build. How did you go?

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chalky
Oct 06, 2014 11:16 am
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
6 October 2014

HGWAers - which tiles/bench top did you choose?

HGWAers - which tiles/bench top did you choose?
WA

you can choose tiles from the tile shop for your main floor tile, but it has to be with in the same price range. in my kitchen we went with polar white, lustrous elm for…

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2-cupcakes-pls
Oct 06, 2014 8:58 am
2-cupcakes-pls
aloenyx
aloenyx
10 November 2014

clotheslines!

clotheslines!

Wow this was quite helpful, never thought about the damage sun does to clothes, just assumed the clothesline had to be in the sun.

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aloenyx
Nov 10, 2014 8:00 pm
aloenyx
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
6 October 2014

Concreter in Perth - looking for recommendation

Concreter in Perth - looking for recommendation
WA

Hi Maggie I had some work done recently at my house and I used Ryan from RCH Concrete, all types of concrete (Expossed, liquid limestone etc) Great guy, clean,on time for…

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sparky_JsP
Oct 06, 2014 4:21 am
DG85
DG85
5 October 2014

Building a new project home in Sydney,NSW

Building a new project home in Sydney,NSW
NSW

McDonald jones and clarendon Check out homeworld for heaps more

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DG85
Oct 05, 2014 7:32 pm
DG85
joea
joea
5 October 2014

Major Frame issue with PD

Major Frame issue with PD
VIC

Oh man... that plumbing 'repair' job. At least you have some photos as proof in case anything goes bad.

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joea
Oct 05, 2014 7:26 pm
joea
leni
leni
5 October 2014

New Plan. Please make any suggestions/changes needed

New Plan. Please make any suggestions/changes needed
WA

I'd consider placement of furniture also. Both the dining area and activity room are thoroughfares, so it may be difficult to place furniture. Which way is north on your…

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leni
Oct 05, 2014 7:05 pm
leni
doons
doons
5 October 2014

Aveling Homes Experience…Not a good one

Aveling Homes Experience…Not a good one
WA

Thank you to everyone for your quick replies. They have all been informative and encouraging. Its good to know that Im not the only one playing the waiting game, and…

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doons
Oct 05, 2014 7:00 pm
livpal5
livpal5
5 October 2014

12.5 BAL rating

12.5 BAL rating
VIC

Oh great thanks beetaloo. We wanted a timber feature that will definitely be higher than 400mm so we should be right.

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livpal5
Oct 05, 2014 6:47 pm
Charlston01
Charlston01
5 October 2014

Can the existing front fence stay?

Can the existing front fence stay?
NSW

It'll be up to your site supervisor. We installed a temporary fence at the front of our property, and it's already made it diffuse for deliveries. Maybe ask your site…

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Charlston01
Oct 05, 2014 1:50 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
4 October 2014

Contract signing- help!

Contract signing- help!
VIC

Haha challenge is an understatement. I went in person for the prestart and although I had selected most items prior to the meeting and had many of the prices it was…

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AussieMark
Oct 04, 2014 4:50 pm
ronfire
ronfire
4 October 2014

Dispute with a builder

Dispute with a builder
NSW

Best you have a chat to a lawyer. I think you've got no obligation but best get the legal firepower behind you and proper advice. You could even try talking to a legal…

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ronfire
Oct 04, 2014 3:17 am
wally97
wally97
3 October 2014

Ramification if legal advice sought before signing contract?

Ramification if legal advice sought before signing contract?
VIC

Understand now. What a relief! Thank you for the explanation, Bluesuede.

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wally97
Oct 03, 2014 10:11 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
3 October 2014

Fencing issues with the neighbour.

Fencing issues with the neighbour.
VIC

but how are issues such as security and personal space dealt with? We discuss these issues and others over 2 bottles or 3 of wine on…

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Beetaloo
Oct 03, 2014 8:19 pm
Beetaloo
Speedwaychick68
Speedwaychick68
3 October 2014

Building in Serpentine - Country / Rural Style home

Building in Serpentine - Country / Rural Style home
WA

The layout look great can't wait to see your "tweaks" Edited to add ...contapulations :D

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Speedwaychick68
Oct 03, 2014 8:12 pm
Speedwaychick68
bpratt
bpratt
3 October 2014

BEDROOM SIZING

BEDROOM SIZING
QLD

there is life beyond the internet for kids you know. :)

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bpratt
Oct 03, 2014 7:16 pm
markhood01
markhood01
3 October 2014

'Fixed Price Contract' - Trouble Getting Finance

'Fixed Price Contract' - Trouble Getting Finance
VIC

Hi, I'm trying to get finance to build my house. Like every bank, my bank requires a 'Fixed price contract' from a reputable builder. My builder has used the HIA…

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markhood01
Oct 03, 2014 6:24 pm
dalemengel
dalemengel
3 October 2014

Cost to Install Dimmers

Cost to Install Dimmers
QLD

Thanks for the advice, much appreciated! I guess I could just get dimmable LEDs installed in those areas and get the dimmer fitted later. I have some friends who are…

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dalemengel
Oct 03, 2014 2:26 pm
Charlston01
Charlston01
3 October 2014

Building a modified Entertainer with Dechellis

Building a modified Entertainer with Dechellis
SA

Hi, Congratulations on picking a builder!! Very exciting! We are building with a dechellis at the moment (check out our thread Building in SA with Dechellis). At the time…

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Charlston01
Oct 03, 2014 1:58 pm
nathanc01
nathanc01
3 October 2014

Building the Marriott with Simonds in Wantirna South VIC

Building the Marriott with Simonds in Wantirna South VIC
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hey just curious. How much did it cost extra to have the sliding door instead of standard doors for your theatre room? Its a fantastic idea and am thinking of replacing…

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nathanc01
Oct 03, 2014 1:13 pm
nathanc01
palmtree1
palmtree1
3 October 2014

Surfmist / Dune / Shale Grey exterior photos

Surfmist / Dune / Shale Grey exterior photos
QLD

Thanks heaps seabreezewaikiki - I have been concerned about shale grey looking like concrete also. Am definitely starting to lean towards dune/surfmist.

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palmtree1
Oct 03, 2014 11:23 am
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Burnsfirsttime
Oct 03, 2014 10:05 am
Burnsfirsttime
mansawant
mansawant
2 October 2014

Custom / Private Builder - The Ponds

Custom / Private Builder - The Ponds
NSW

Hi all, I am considering going with a private / customer builder to build my new house at The Ponds in Sydney. I have looked around at…

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mansawant
Oct 02, 2014 4:11 pm
mgilla
mgilla
2 October 2014

Builder send you invoice before actually complete stage

Builder send you invoice before actually complete stage
VIC

This is easy don’t pay till the terms of trade in your contract states that payment is required but start the payment period from when…

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mgilla
Oct 02, 2014 4:03 pm
LaceyM
LaceyM
2 October 2014

Please help!!!! Needing some planning input on new build

Please help!!!! Needing some planning input on new build
VIC

We had the same thing and swapped them around :) I didn't like the idea of it either and it personally made no sense to me so we just swapped em' :D

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LaceyM
Oct 02, 2014 12:56 pm
LaceyM
grom40
grom40
2 October 2014

BRICKS! utterly confused

BRICKS! utterly confused
VIC

Hi TashPaul, I'm not a huge fan of brown having lived through the 80's (mission brown anyone? ::wink:: ) so I went for red bricks on my house. I originally chose homestead red…

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grom40
Oct 02, 2014 11:00 am
grom40
Melsie68
Melsie68
1 October 2014

Sealing new tiles

Sealing new tiles
WA

I did mine through redink but I paid separate and I think they only did it coz I had a drama over my tiling .are you looking at doing it yourself

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Melsie68
Oct 01, 2014 7:28 pm
dalemengel
dalemengel
1 October 2014

Slab based on Class M for Class S site

Slab based on Class M for Class S site
QLD

Yes I just noticed that AS 2870 had an update in 2011, so may as well get another soil test done - included in the costs anyway! I doubt an Engineer (well, a decent…

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dalemengel
Oct 01, 2014 5:34 pm
LaceyM
LaceyM
1 October 2014

Looking for input on my floor plan

Looking for input on my floor plan

This house is absolutely killing it, love the space and the massive pantry and kitchen, definitely going to be amazing. I honestly wouldnt change much, theres no space…

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LaceyM
Oct 01, 2014 4:25 pm
LaceyM


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