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Marcia
Marcia
7 December 2014

HGWA Della Vita tiles for Bathrooms

HGWA Della Vita tiles for Bathrooms
WA

I'd like to know too Dave. It's so hard to imagine what the tiles look like in a big expanse. We too are building with…

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Marcia
Dec 07, 2014 1:36 pm
Marcia
KateTodd
KateTodd
6 December 2014

autocad or similar

autocad or similar
TAS

Not a problem! Look forward to seeing your build in the future :)

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KateTodd
Dec 06, 2014 2:50 pm
KateTodd
noisuf
noisuf
6 December 2014

Recommendation for Alarm Pre-Wiring Installer in VIC East?

Recommendation for Alarm Pre-Wiring Installer in VIC East?
VIC

Hi Everyone, I would like recommendations for a good and reasonably priced alarm installer. If you're not ok to post, feel free to PM me. We are about to hit frame stage…

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noisuf
Dec 06, 2014 10:23 am
AussieDreamin
AussieDreamin
6 December 2014

Aussie Dreamin in Banksia Grove

Aussie Dreamin in Banksia Grove
WA

Boom! Pre-start done, thanks Josie (Consultant) Everything was pretty straight forward since they don't give you much option or change from the standard, didn't feel it…

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AussieDreamin
Dec 06, 2014 1:40 am
TomCat
TomCat
5 December 2014

Land with slight slope Cut and fill Question

Land with slight slope Cut and fill Question
NSW

Hmm. I can only see a retaining wall solution. At the alfresco yes (maybe put some steps up to the top). Hopefully someone with more insight can give you some ideas :) The…

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TomCat
Dec 05, 2014 8:29 pm
TomCat
Samara0412
Samara0412
5 December 2014

which supplier did you use?

which supplier did you use?
NSW

Hi, we have just completed our build with Clarendon. We used their supplier for floor tiling post handover (but wouldn't recommend as you don't know what tradie you will…

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Samara0412
Dec 05, 2014 2:13 pm
Samara0412
Dukecaddy
Dukecaddy
5 December 2014

recommendation for retaining wall - sor perth

recommendation for retaining wall - sor perth
WA

Western Heritage Stonemasons Haven't used them myself but had a quote from them and they were nice to deal with. Saw their work on a neighbours property when we were in…

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Dukecaddy
Dec 05, 2014 1:55 pm
Dukecaddy
ST13
ST13
4 December 2014

Heavy rain when waffles are down but slab not poured

Heavy rain when waffles are down but slab not poured

They did mine over two days due to the rain as well.. They poured all the piers\waffles and then we had 6 hours of rain... They finished it off the next day..

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ST13
Dec 04, 2014 7:00 pm
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MezariOz
Dec 04, 2014 12:49 pm
steevo
steevo
4 December 2014

Slab requirements for lightweight cladding

Slab requirements for lightweight cladding
SA

fair point, one would assume brick would have a higher load rating then lightweight cladding on the slab, so would therefore require more substantial reinforcement?

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steevo
Dec 04, 2014 11:21 am
RuffTuff
RuffTuff
4 December 2014

Help! How can I prevent tap being stolen?!

Help! How can I prevent tap being stolen?!
WA

Replace with poly fittings. I assume they are stealing these parts for their scrap value.

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RuffTuff
Dec 04, 2014 9:46 am
RuffTuff
adamovie
adamovie
3 December 2014

Anyone building with Watersun Homes - Melbourne?

Anyone building with Watersun Homes - Melbourne?

Looking at Airlie with some changes... seems reasonable price...

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adamovie
Dec 03, 2014 11:39 pm
A_M_C
A_M_C
3 December 2014

My First Build - Siteworks costs blown out to $85k

My First Build - Siteworks costs blown out to $85k
WA

Hi foot-print, Thanks for your suggestions I will definitely look into them! At this point they have told me they must do the flooring or it is not classed as a complete…

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A_M_C
Dec 03, 2014 10:55 pm
jessicana10
jessicana10
3 December 2014

Boundary garage wall. please help...

Boundary garage wall. please help...
VIC

We are building with Henley. As part of the planning permit we will have to display a sign for 2 weeks at the front so residents have the opportunity to see our plans and…

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jessicana10
Dec 03, 2014 10:42 pm
jessicana10
JPSydney
JPSydney
3 December 2014

Site Costs for Sloping Land?? Kellyville/Bella Vista

Site Costs for Sloping Land?? Kellyville/Bella Vista
NSW

If it is 2m/40m it is likely the building area of the house will be max 1-1.5m slope so the site costs are not likely to be extreme however the best thing to do would be…

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JPSydney
Dec 03, 2014 2:25 pm
strawlizzy
strawlizzy
3 December 2014

Is this about average for council fee's when building?

Is this about average for council fee's when building?
SA

I've just done a costing up for the fees associated with building on a block I'm currently considering. It's on all town services and honestly I'm a little shocked at the…

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strawlizzy
Dec 03, 2014 2:04 pm
jessicana10
jessicana10
3 December 2014

KDR - Planning permit with a town planner - advice please

KDR - Planning permit with a town planner - advice please
VIC

Has anyone who had done a KDR recently (preferably in VIC) had to get a planning permit first? We had our tender apt yesterday and were told before anything can proceed…

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jessicana10
Dec 03, 2014 12:56 pm
jessicana10
bavshan
bavshan
3 December 2014

Rawson - list of upgrades for display homes

Rawson - list of upgrades for display homes
NSW

Hi yes the upgrade lists are great make sure you get them, even from other houses. We put in the fireplace from another display home for the same price. They honor the…

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bavshan
Dec 03, 2014 7:11 am
bavshan
ECOECO
ECOECO
2 December 2014

Thermally Broken Windows - Special Offer

Thermally Broken Windows - Special Offer
VIC

Hi Doc, All sizes, they will be custom made. Limit is practical, from…

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ECOECO
Dec 02, 2014 12:13 pm
ECOECO
becksyfreemo
becksyfreemo
2 December 2014

Building the Lennox Design with Celebration Homes

Building the Lennox Design with Celebration Homes
WA

Hi Becksyfreemo - We went with the court. The lennox is actually the best value design on the market as it comes with carpets and tiles at…

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becksyfreemo
Dec 02, 2014 11:57 am
Manu Dias
Manu Dias
2 December 2014

Marlo 4 - Plantation Homes

Marlo 4 - Plantation Homes
QLD

Hi, has anyone built a "marlo 4" from plantation homes? we just purchased a block of land and thinking of building a "marlo 4" any advice is much…

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Manu Dias
Dec 02, 2014 8:00 am
Jye
Jye
2 December 2014

Harkaway homes

Harkaway homes
VIC

Hi, I'll be following this post closely as I'm wanting to build a Harkaway home in South Australia I was advised for a price indication of a Harkaway home at an early…

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602
Jye
Dec 02, 2014 12:37 am
chalky
chalky
1 December 2014

Structural Engineer

Structural Engineer
WA

Hello vidy123 How is your project going? We are looking at building a SIPS home. I am keen to see how you are progressing.

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chalky
Dec 01, 2014 10:44 pm
Manu Dias
Manu Dias
1 December 2014

Plantation: Marlo 4 | Gold Coast - Land Valuation Less?!

Plantation: Marlo 4 | Gold Coast - Land Valuation Less?!
QLD
1, 2, 3

Hi TiredHalo, we just purchased a Marlo 4 from Plantation in Upper Coomera. Plantation didnt have any display homes similar to Marlo to show us. it would be awesome if…

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Manu Dias
Dec 01, 2014 8:38 pm
cayal
cayal
1 December 2014

Independent builder (Melbourne - Northern Suburbs)

Independent builder (Melbourne - Northern Suburbs)
VIC

Hi all, Today my girlfriend got blasted by the owner of the builder we were planning on building with for having the gall to enquire about our custom plans and the status…

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cayal
Dec 01, 2014 8:21 pm
bnc
bnc
1 December 2014

Anyone else building a Porter Davis Newhaven 20, Advantage?

Anyone else building a Porter Davis Newhaven 20, Advantage?
VIC

Hi Dansarah and Hkhanum, We've not long signed up with Porter Davis for the Newhaven 20 too!! We have added the ensuite option and the alfresco and we've made a couple of…

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bnc
Dec 01, 2014 8:11 pm
ktotherose
ktotherose
1 December 2014

Building - Montgomery Homes - Flame Zone - Central Coast

Building - Montgomery Homes - Flame Zone - Central Coast
NSW

We were required to provide our own report. I had an independent that gave us FZ I then re did the report and had it down graded to BAL 40 also. I am a botanist so I think…

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ktotherose
Dec 01, 2014 5:14 pm
geneva
geneva
1 December 2014

Built / Building in the Wollongong / Illawarra Region?

Built / Building in the Wollongong / Illawarra Region?
NSW

has anyone had any experience with Nu-Era Homes? Bit hesitant to use them I've never seen them before

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geneva
Dec 01, 2014 3:47 pm
Tristanium
Tristanium
1 December 2014

Fire wall zero lot house

Fire wall zero lot house
QLD

the building code requires buildings within a certain setback of boundary to be fire rated - to stop fire spreading between building too quickly. The cost of your fire…

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Tristanium
Dec 01, 2014 12:45 pm
Tristanium
building-expert
building-expert
1 December 2014

Do we need an independent building inspector?

Do we need an independent building inspector?
SA
1, 2

Your average project builder is not a premium builder and that is fine because you know you are not getting top job but there is one that pretends to be, advertises so and…

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building-expert
Dec 01, 2014 7:32 am
building-expert
Bel and Joe
Bel and Joe
1 December 2014

How long to Slab Down

How long to Slab Down
WA

Yeah 2 months seems a bit steep. Have you emailed your CLO or rang head office. We waited a long time but thats because we had issues with our block. The developers left a…

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Bel and Joe
Dec 01, 2014 12:50 am
willpower
willpower
30 November 2014

The bigger the house the better?

The bigger the house the better?
QLD

I know it's only a rule of thumb, but I'm not sure if $30,000 will cover the 60 sqm difference between both plans. That's only $500 per square metre, don't know any…

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willpower
Nov 30, 2014 11:19 pm
willpower
PanRaptor
PanRaptor
30 November 2014

Advice quickly as they are about to pour the concrete...

Advice quickly as they are about to pour the concrete...
WA

Hey Pan, I've been keeping an eye on your thread and all looks like it went pretty well! Congrats. Dumb question... how thick is the grano do…

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PanRaptor
Nov 30, 2014 10:44 pm
PanRaptor
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Saint Mike
Nov 30, 2014 8:52 pm
Saint Mike
Daisyinthedesert
Daisyinthedesert
30 November 2014

Copper Tap Thieves Providence Estate Wellard this weekend

Copper Tap Thieves Providence Estate Wellard this weekend
WA

Hello all Anyone who is building in Providence, I was there 10pm Friday night admiring newly laid slab - noticed my tap was intact. Went again Sat morning around…

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Daisyinthedesert
Nov 30, 2014 5:31 pm
Daisyinthedesert
Topharin
Topharin
30 November 2014

Am I expecting too much?

Am I expecting too much?
NSW
1, 2

Congrats pink86 glad you found something you love in budget :)

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Topharin
Nov 30, 2014 4:28 pm
dharmin85
dharmin85
30 November 2014

Ceiling height in ParkBridge community @Middleton Grange

Ceiling height in ParkBridge community @Middleton Grange
NSW

Hi, I have recently settled land under my title in Parkbridge community. I have mirvac as nominated builder. I am more concerned with the ceiling height that Mirvac is…

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dharmin85
Nov 30, 2014 4:21 pm
dharmin85
dharmin85
30 November 2014

Anyone building with Mirvac @ Parkbridge Middleton grange?

Anyone building with Mirvac @ Parkbridge Middleton grange?
NSW
1 ... 51, 52, 53

Hi, I have recently settled land under my title in Parkbridge community. I have mirvac as nominated builder. I am more concerned with the ceiling height that Mirvac is…

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dharmin85
Nov 30, 2014 4:20 pm
Pink86
Pink86
30 November 2014

recycled water connection costs?

recycled water connection costs?
NSW

They told us it would cost the same to put the tank in the backyard! We should be getting more info soon about it from them.

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Pink86
Nov 30, 2014 4:00 pm
mgilla
mgilla
30 November 2014

Gutters directly above the wall - ill-advised or do-able?

Gutters directly above the wall - ill-advised or do-able?
VIC

Pat its common practice where you have a zero boundary for the gutters to sit on top of the bricks. It just means a flashing comes down from behind the fascia across the…

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mgilla
Nov 30, 2014 10:45 am
Skerro
Skerro
30 November 2014

Who's building with Clarendon??

Who's building with Clarendon??
QLD

Hi everyone. We are going through the tender process for a Parkhill36. We have been quoted $15100 for Myair. We have been getting our own quotes for air conditioning of…

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Skerro
Nov 30, 2014 8:35 am
building inspector
building inspector
30 November 2014

efflorescence and dark grouts

efflorescence and dark grouts
WA

If you are using a dark coloured grout then efflorescence can be an issue you may encounter. Efflorescence is a mineral salt deposit that leaches from the cement in the…

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building inspector
Nov 30, 2014 2:16 am
building inspector
TomCat
TomCat
29 November 2014

Anyone building with Format in Adelaide?

Anyone building with Format in Adelaide?
SA

Thanks FairmontSA. Seems that couple were very happy with their build :D

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TomCat
Nov 29, 2014 9:47 pm
TomCat
Jericho
Jericho
29 November 2014

architect or draftsman earlwood area

architect or draftsman earlwood area
NSW

I just had another thought; vsam, have you considered downloading a free 3D home design program? There's a few out there. By playing around, you can get the ideas out of…

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Jericho
Nov 29, 2014 11:29 am
Jericho
PixiGT
PixiGT
29 November 2014

Willowdale, Leppington

Willowdale, Leppington
NSW

Also, Willowdale has an existing thread called Building at Willowdale. Might be best to post there in future as you will get more responses and…

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PixiGT
Nov 29, 2014 7:38 am
PixiGT
Ru2014
Ru2014
28 November 2014

Simonds Sanctuary in Brisbane- WE ARE SLABED!!!!

Simonds Sanctuary in Brisbane- WE ARE SLABED!!!!
QLD

OH we are so excited, we have been slabed!!!, was done on Tuesday. Hopefully frame will start next week. Here is two pics to see, http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah1…

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Ru2014
Nov 28, 2014 9:41 pm
patriotsfan84
patriotsfan84
28 November 2014

Champion Homes Stage 6 bunya

Champion Homes Stage 6 bunya
NSW

Hi is anyone building at stage 6 with champoins and getting hit with extra cabling costs and have to install some screen for the fire protection requirement?

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patriotsfan84
Nov 28, 2014 8:53 pm
kathryneade
kathryneade
28 November 2014

Pandomo flooring - thoughts?

Pandomo flooring - thoughts?
QLD

Hi there - I'm looking at using the Pandomo product for the floor in my kitchen extension - it will be a newly laid floor over under floor heating. My research here in…

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kathryneade
Nov 28, 2014 3:31 am

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