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joea
joea
14 January 2015

VIC Independent Building Inspectors Recommendations

VIC Independent Building Inspectors Recommendations
VIC

Hi there we are currently using Darbecca...both David and Darren just fantastic and very thorough. Pay on time and receive a…

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joea
Jan 14, 2015 9:14 pm
joea
Extreme
Extreme
14 January 2015

Best spot for NBN terminal? + WHO DOES CAT 6 CABLING?

Best spot for NBN terminal? + WHO DOES CAT 6 CABLING?
SA
1, 2

We have a two story house and added extra cat6 downstairs to our lounger area at a later date. its in a cavity wall but it can still be done...…

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Extreme
Jan 14, 2015 2:37 pm
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emsimpson
Jan 14, 2015 1:01 pm
emsimpson

We were in the same situation and switched from a 300mm shower arm to a 600mm shower arm. I was worried about overspray and aesthetics. Our shower is not installed yet so…

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IvyC
Jan 14, 2015 12:35 pm
IvyC
EmmaW84
EmmaW84
14 January 2015

Buildling with Burbank Cyan 2800

Buildling with Burbank Cyan 2800
VIC

Look up Things You Forget - Summary.... it is very comprehensive. We also doubled our power points in most rooms, put a tap behind fridge, put a gas point in alfresco...

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EmmaW84
Jan 14, 2015 10:37 am
joea
joea
14 January 2015

Does Lock Up Stage include the Garage itself?

Does Lock Up Stage include the Garage itself?
VIC

I stood my ground and now they have stopped chasing me for the payment. tlblhayward, it is in Schedule 4 on my contract. Yours must be different…

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joea
Jan 14, 2015 9:42 am
joea
noisuf
noisuf
13 January 2015

Roof pointing on internal gutter/channel?

Roof pointing on internal gutter/channel?

Hi Everyone, Hopefully my subject heading makes sense. I've noticed a lot of newer homes not having cement placed between the tiles and 'internal' gutters/channel. What…

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noisuf
Jan 13, 2015 9:48 pm
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DG85
Jan 13, 2015 8:31 pm
DG85
bpratt
bpratt
13 January 2015

How many smoke alarms did you install

How many smoke alarms did you install
WA

I'm putting 4 hard wired smokey's in my build. The standard kitchen and hallway, plus one in my HT room, and another in Mum's bedroom. If they led's were too bright,…

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bpratt
Jan 13, 2015 6:14 pm
MRS_TLG
MRS_TLG
12 January 2015

Building the Duxton with Metricon in Melbourne

Building the Duxton with Metricon in Melbourne
VIC
1, 2

@zebulun11: I would recommend you to send email to big M and tell them to either fix these major issues or provide engineering documentation which is verified by your…

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MRS_TLG
Jan 12, 2015 7:02 pm
kiranjetti
kiranjetti
12 January 2015

Our First Home - Buzz 1st Homes - Yanchep, WA

Our First Home - Buzz 1st Homes - Yanchep, WA
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

hi my name is kiran and I'm new to perth ...me and my wife are planning on buying our own house and looking at buzz homes to build our home in caversham please share the…

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kiranjetti
Jan 12, 2015 6:29 pm
Nick5623
Nick5623
12 January 2015

Build mistake - advice needed

Build mistake - advice needed
VIC

Yeah, thanks for that suggestion. They are saying that we have only been charged for the ones we have but I am waiting on a response from Dowell (the manufacturers) to…

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Nick5623
Jan 12, 2015 5:44 pm
The Delailes
The Delailes
12 January 2015

Ben Trager Build

Ben Trager Build
WA
1, 2

Hi, Just wondering if anyone has built a single storey with Ben Trager and had an approx build time?

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The Delailes
Jan 12, 2015 2:37 pm
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Crazyk
Jan 12, 2015 6:33 am
Crazyk
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MrsJM
Jan 12, 2015 5:31 am
MrsJM
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
11 January 2015

new direct 10 at warralily

new direct 10 at warralily
VIC

I wonder why they do different floor plans in different states of the country? Surely our tastes and preferences between regions don't differ that much?

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cat_dunc
Jan 11, 2015 10:16 am
cat_dunc
apeg
apeg
11 January 2015

Engineered Spotted Gum

Engineered Spotted Gum
WA

Hi, I am considering to install the 1 strip universal spotted him floor from carpet call. Can you please let me if you will recommend for me to install the…

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apeg
Jan 11, 2015 9:37 am
joea
joea
10 January 2015

What's going on with Eden Brae??

What's going on with Eden Brae??
NSW

Very interesting. I noticed that they had a Dunedin advertised as well. Thanks bashworth!

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joea
Jan 10, 2015 5:14 pm
joea
ddarroch
ddarroch
10 January 2015

First build - have the block only and nothing else - HELP!

First build - have the block only and nothing else - HELP!
SA

Hi megan30, it's great you're taking your time planning your home, not rushing in & building a poorly designed house. I'll offer advice that I've probably offered on 50%…

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ddarroch
Jan 10, 2015 2:56 am
Nyssa+Lachlan
Nyssa+Lachlan
10 January 2015

Anyone building at Augustine Heights

Anyone building at Augustine Heights
QLD

Hi Nyssa+Lachlan :D We're building with Clarendon at Springfield Lakes. Who are you building with? My daughter loves the park with the…

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Nyssa+Lachlan
Jan 10, 2015 1:58 am
Nyssa+Lachlan
CharlieMojo
CharlieMojo
9 January 2015

Building with Hebel

Building with Hebel
NSW

Has anyone built a single story dwelling fully using Hebel? Any issues??

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CharlieMojo
Jan 09, 2015 11:15 pm
Princesssarrah06
Princesssarrah06
9 January 2015

Building with J G King

Building with J G King
VIC

Hi did you decide on building with JG King at all? I'd be intested in hearing your story of you have, as we are in the process of building with them now.

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Princesssarrah06
Jan 09, 2015 10:45 pm
Charlston01
Charlston01
9 January 2015

Knock Down Rebuild with Dechellis at Modbury SA

Knock Down Rebuild with Dechellis at Modbury SA
SA

Hello fellow Dechellis builders! Sorry I only just saw your post, so it's probably a bit late to help out with cost because I assume you've signed by now. But contact us…

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Charlston01
Jan 09, 2015 5:20 pm
sofia14
sofia14
9 January 2015

garage grano hardstand

garage grano hardstand
WA

Hi all, do you know which company in perth will do double garage grano hardstand? Thank you.

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sofia14
Jan 09, 2015 5:08 pm
TOBHAGIRATH
TOBHAGIRATH
9 January 2015

New Land or House Land Package in Schofield area

New Land or House Land Package in Schofield area
NSW

Hi Guys, Any1 aware of any new land or house land package release in schofield area.particularly towards old windsor road side.

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TOBHAGIRATH
Jan 09, 2015 10:56 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
8 January 2015

Timeframe Questions: Boutique Homes, Ascot Vale

Timeframe Questions: Boutique Homes, Ascot Vale
VIC

I was in the same situation as you guys. I wanted to boot my tenants out prior to the lease term and gave them 60 days notice as per law. They basically told me to stick…

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Crazyk
Jan 08, 2015 8:03 pm
Crazyk
Denten
Denten
7 January 2015

Perth SOR 2 storey recommendations?

Perth SOR 2 storey recommendations?
WA

Hi Popcorn, Not sure if you have made your decision yet? We are also SOR and building a 2 storey home with Gold Style homes, they are smallish builder & have won many…

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Denten
Jan 07, 2015 10:17 pm
CharlieMojo
CharlieMojo
7 January 2015

NSW Stamp Duty on House and Land Package

NSW Stamp Duty on House and Land Package
NSW

Thanks guys - will definitely discuss with the builder and solicitor :)

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CharlieMojo
Jan 07, 2015 10:14 pm
joea
joea
7 January 2015

Is my builder missing footings?

Is my builder missing footings?
WA

Great pick-up. Glad you got it sorted before it was too late.

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joea
Jan 07, 2015 6:21 pm
joea
joea
joea
7 January 2015

Timing everything - Any advice???

Timing everything - Any advice???
NSW

Our land title got delayed by 3-4 months too and I have heard of much longer delays than that! Don't believe what the developer tells you (timing wise). Having said that,…

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joea
Jan 07, 2015 3:59 pm
joea
Tristanium
Tristanium
7 January 2015

Energy Efficiency Reports/Star Rating

Energy Efficiency Reports/Star Rating
QLD

I see, Yes - the idea of lots of north windows letting winter sun is a good one, particularly when it can heat up a concrete floor - but large glass expanses will also be…

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Tristanium
Jan 07, 2015 2:00 pm
Tristanium
Nmcl16
Nmcl16
7 January 2015

The dreaded Christmas shutdown

The dreaded Christmas shutdown
VIC
1, 2

Well someone is back at work because our concrete piers were done yesterday! Whoop whoop!

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Nmcl16
Jan 07, 2015 12:10 pm
MGardz
MGardz
7 January 2015

Acoustic insulation - which appointment covers this?

Acoustic insulation - which appointment covers this?
NSW

We did ours at tender stage as we wanted to know most things up front. I'm sure if you haven't had colours yet you can add at that time too

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MGardz
Jan 07, 2015 7:15 am
MGardz
EmmaW84
EmmaW84
6 January 2015

Mosaic Living

Mosaic Living
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Tamic, So did Burbank on our behalf, but from what Abel instructed and Burbank again today reiterated, it is the owners responsibility to submit front landscaping…

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EmmaW84
Jan 06, 2015 4:39 pm
frozenkuku
frozenkuku
6 January 2015

Terrace house build in Lightsview

Terrace house build in Lightsview
SA

Hi, it's good to see another LV build, your builder should decide where is the best place to put hill's hub. Most people put under stairs, or on the garage. My recent…

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frozenkuku
Jan 06, 2015 4:09 am
frozenkuku
Melsie68
Melsie68
6 January 2015

Redink in Rockingham - so excited - just wanted to say hi

Redink in Rockingham - so excited - just wanted to say hi
WA

I built with redink too I have been in my home for 7 mons .my build was good . I had one hiccup but got sorted out .I think everyone experience is different . My advice…

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Melsie68
Jan 06, 2015 1:22 am
moragajagga
moragajagga
5 January 2015

COLORBOND Help with wall render & garage door colour

COLORBOND Help with wall render & garage door colour
QLD

Good Point - thanks. Forgot to mention our windows are "ultra silver gloss" (bradnams).

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moragajagga
Jan 05, 2015 11:16 pm
EmmaW84
EmmaW84
5 January 2015

Lalor Mosaic Living Estate - Landscaping Bond

Lalor Mosaic Living Estate - Landscaping Bond
VIC

Hi there fellow Lalorians/Mosaic Estatees :) I would love to know your experiences with the Design Review Commitee? I rang them today & was sprung with "you will need to…

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EmmaW84
Jan 05, 2015 6:04 pm
jonm88
jonm88
5 January 2015

Building Ivory 232 with MainVue

Building Ivory 232 with MainVue
VIC

Did u end up building the Ivory 232? My girlfriend and I are looking at building the same house!

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jonm88
Jan 05, 2015 3:48 pm
jomarshall
jomarshall
4 January 2015

Vinyl Flooring (Gerfloor)

Vinyl Flooring (Gerfloor)
NSW

Hey all, So we have spent the last gosh knows how long debating over bamboo or tiles to our main living areas. Well today I went to a display home that had vinyl flooring…

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jomarshall
Jan 04, 2015 4:58 pm
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
4 January 2015

Bedfordale WA - Extending Walls to under the roofing sheets

Bedfordale WA - Extending Walls to under the roofing sheets
WA

Hi Hlup We are building in bedfordale too. If have been in touch with these guys and am looking into a system for our place. (Doesn't address fires starting inside…

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Perth_Euro
Jan 04, 2015 3:02 pm
Forg
Forg
4 January 2015

Hotondo custom??

Hotondo custom??
NSW

Our experience didn't match surfprado's; extensions, plan rearrangements & the like really weren't that much at all for the half-dozen or so project builders we looked…

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Forg
Jan 04, 2015 2:02 pm
snufl
snufl
3 January 2015

Porcelain tiles! Advice and questions still needed :S

Porcelain tiles! Advice and questions still needed :S
WA

I've been tipped of the Roomba.. But It's expensive.. And I can't see how a robot vacuum can do a better job then a person using their hands…

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snufl
Jan 03, 2015 6:33 pm

Those of you with Facebook join here:

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Big Nath
Jan 03, 2015 2:12 am
Big Nath
Crazyk
Crazyk
2 January 2015

Architect builds? affordable or not?

Architect builds? affordable or not?
WA
1, 2

Well it looks as though you are certainly going into it eyes wide open at not naive about the sales pitch stuff. Good luck with it all. Hope you get what you want with…

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Crazyk
Jan 02, 2015 10:48 pm
Crazyk
dalemengel
dalemengel
2 January 2015

Concrete Block vs Brick Home

Concrete Block vs Brick Home
QLD

Yes, the humidity is the killer for sure! I have been to Broken Hill when it was 40 degrees and it was nothing compared to low 30s and high humidity here in northern Qld!

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dalemengel
Jan 02, 2015 3:26 pm
1rocky
1rocky
2 January 2015

Building a new house!

Building a new house!
NSW

i purchased land first then had a custom home built through a builder. i was able to talk directly to owner of the franchise which worked great and they listened to my…

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1rocky
Jan 02, 2015 12:50 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 January 2015

Anybody building a double brick home in Sydney?

Anybody building a double brick home in Sydney?
NSW

PK, see my input to this thread here regarding dbl brick... viewtopic.php?f=3&t=75129&p=1285297#p1285297 Double brick is a poor performer thermally. Don't get me wrong, I…

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Stewie D
Jan 02, 2015 12:02 pm
DG85
DG85
2 January 2015

Starphire glass splashback

Starphire glass splashback
NSW

For those who have installed a glass starphire kitchen splashback did you find the colour to be lighter or darker then the glass sample they show u once it's completed?

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DG85
Jan 02, 2015 10:58 am
DG85


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