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AussieMark
AussieMark
18 September 2014

City of Stirling - knock down rebuild question

City of Stirling - knock down rebuild question

I am in the City of Stirling. You need planning approval first, then you need building approval, then you can get demo approval. You must have building approval to…

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AussieMark
Sep 18, 2014 1:14 am
k2decor_1
k2decor_1
17 September 2014

North West Rail Link Extension (to schofields)

North West Rail Link Extension (to schofields)
NSW

I am considering to buy a house & land package in Schofield near the schofield s farm road. Which is belongs to the Riverstone precinct. However, I am worry about the…

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k2decor_1
Sep 17, 2014 9:05 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 September 2014

Northern NSW timber pole frame builder

Northern NSW timber pole frame builder
NSW

Not sure on that one. My experience of rural building in the last ten years is limited to about 4 DA's and they all had existing power and road access. I'd be looking to…

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Stewie D
Sep 17, 2014 8:43 pm
joannek
joannek
17 September 2014

Pics of Surfmist Render...?

Pics of Surfmist Render...?
QLD

No its easy!! I've had a white house before and no trouble.

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joannek
Sep 17, 2014 7:24 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
17 September 2014

Structural Warranties

Structural Warranties
VIC

Touch a wall put on a pergola don't get drainage right, flower beds too close to the house, trees too tall..... The list goes on There are so many outs it's not funny

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Crazyk
Sep 17, 2014 7:19 pm
Crazyk
Home Group WA
Home Group WA
17 September 2014

Home Group WA pre start questions

Home Group WA pre start questions
WA

Hi Colebunker, For the main floor tiling, you certainly have the option to upgrade to a non Della Vita range tile, such as ones available through European and Crosby…

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Home Group WA
Sep 17, 2014 4:58 pm
Home Group WA
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
17 September 2014

Who's a good narrow block builder in Perth?

Who's a good narrow block builder in Perth?
WA

Hi whatmeworry General comment only, but smaller builders are usually best for difficult jobs because they have an experienced eye looking over the works most of the…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 17, 2014 3:12 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
17 September 2014

Advice on raising block

Advice on raising block
QLD

Hi Balbriggan, bushworth is spot on. Also I am from Vic and although we do not get the rain you get there it may interest you to know that a flat area near what was an…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 17, 2014 3:02 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
17 September 2014

Simonds Sanctuary in Brisbane- Contract signed!

Simonds Sanctuary in Brisbane- Contract signed!
QLD

Hi Ru2014, Grubbing tree stumps is very important to get termite nests if any. But the longer you wait for the soil to get its moisture back the better. Suggest you get a…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 17, 2014 2:51 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
17 September 2014

Anyone Building house with Henley in Featherbrook estate

Anyone Building house with Henley in Featherbrook estate
VIC

Just in case your supervisor hasn't sufficient time to see everything he needs to take a lot of photos before plaster goes on I suggest - including close-ups of different…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 17, 2014 2:38 pm
bashworth
bashworth
17 September 2014

New Start

New Start
WA

Have a look at Fencing Online – A great resource including explaining the laws relating to fencing for each state at http://www.fencingonline.com.au/

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bashworth
Sep 17, 2014 2:26 pm
bashworth
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
17 September 2014

Building - Structural discussion

Building - Structural discussion
WA

I agree with B-E that the past Building Commission left the building industry control frozen last century. They seemed to try to stop gross breaches of contract and…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 17, 2014 2:07 pm
fruitlubes
fruitlubes
17 September 2014

First Home Buyers Centre?

First Home Buyers Centre?
VIC

Hi Drekko, There is a whole existing thread where those who have or currently building with Homebuyers centre. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=64387&hilit=homebuyers You can…

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fruitlubes
Sep 17, 2014 1:42 pm
fruitlubes
youngyjp
youngyjp
17 September 2014

Shale Grey Vs Surfmist Colorbond Roof & gutters

Shale Grey Vs Surfmist Colorbond Roof & gutters
QLD

Thanks for the info. Does shale grey get more the dirt then Dune?

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youngyjp
Sep 17, 2014 12:51 pm
Drekko
Drekko
17 September 2014

Inclusions Spreadsheet template?

Inclusions Spreadsheet template?
VIC

hey guys I am comparing inclusions between builders. As you know there is so much its impossible for me to remember all Anyone use a excel spreadsheet? Can anyone…

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Drekko
Sep 17, 2014 12:31 pm
Drekko
Burnsfirsttime
Burnsfirsttime
17 September 2014

Does this seem right to you?

Does this seem right to you?
VIC

The lighter line that you see on the drawing is for the support at the back of the shelf. If it was at the front it would be a dark line like the front edge of the shelf.…

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Burnsfirsttime
Sep 17, 2014 9:25 am
Burnsfirsttime
junk3569
junk3569
17 September 2014

Planning + Building permit cost help!!

Planning + Building permit cost help!!
VIC

Thank you very much for your respond. I found one slightly cheaper but he doesn't sound confident. Whist the other one quoted around 14-16k. I will see a few more then go…

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junk3569
Sep 17, 2014 8:12 am
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
17 September 2014

H Class Slab Question!

H Class Slab Question!
NSW

Hi Brahma Bull, Agreed if you take the underlay up the side of the slab to the rebate (and fold into the rebate) the folds could well give a chance for termites to get to…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 17, 2014 12:04 am
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
16 September 2014

Fairhaven homes!!!!

Fairhaven homes!!!!
VIC

Great to hear it cossarij,. You are probably one of not so many if what you read is true. Look at The Age June 8th article... 'Thousands of Home Owners Facing Ruin'. And…

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355
Leonardo_23
Sep 16, 2014 11:09 pm
Ninka
Ninka
16 September 2014

Statesman-Greenock at Elizabeth Park - moved in

Statesman-Greenock at Elizabeth Park - moved in
SA
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Vladmari, your garden will be full of beautiful trees I'm sure, and make sure you put up lots of photos for us when you plant. The solar system that you have sounds like…

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Ninka
Sep 16, 2014 10:50 pm
Ninka
lamzo
lamzo
16 September 2014

Spring Release

Spring Release
NSW

Hi, Im new in the site. i was able to secure an appointment for this new release at Willowdale, and the bloc in interested in is in the Sydney upper canal site, I'm…

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lamzo
Sep 16, 2014 9:16 pm
akdjnr
akdjnr
16 September 2014

Glades, Byford

Glades, Byford
WA

Hi All I will be completing my first build in the Glades. I am hoping to have the house complete next month. Unfortunetly I will be selling this due to other…

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akdjnr
Sep 16, 2014 3:12 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
16 September 2014

Project builder or Custom builder

Project builder or Custom builder
QLD

I agree with Forg. Because there are often extras when you make changes to the standard designs. Also is the price from the floor up... it so often is in my…

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355
Leonardo_23
Sep 16, 2014 1:38 pm
alexav
alexav
16 September 2014

Alex Avenue Stage 5

Alex Avenue Stage 5
NSW

It is registered land now. Happened today. Congratulations to Stage 5 LAND AND PROPERTY INFORMATION NEW SOUTH WALES - PLAN INQUIRY …

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alexav
Sep 16, 2014 1:27 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
16 September 2014

LED lighting plans

LED lighting plans
WA

Just wanted to note that I tried Beacon and they were hopeless. Didn’t even end up sending the placement lighting plan and their quote for lights alone was $1000k…

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Beazley77
Sep 16, 2014 11:33 am
Beazley77
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
16 September 2014

Stone Cladding

Stone Cladding
VIC

Hi prids, Don't know if there are many masons left in the country, but the latest stone cladding I've seen consisted of many small tiles fitted together in an intricate…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 16, 2014 12:05 am
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
15 September 2014

Summit Superwall - wa

Summit Superwall - wa

Whys that? Is it not…

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Perth_Euro
Sep 15, 2014 9:58 pm
jsoetandi
jsoetandi
15 September 2014

Cost of upgrading 28c to 31c?

Cost of upgrading 28c to 31c?
WA

HI everyone. I am with Residential WA and I am not sure the market price of upgrading 28c to 31c is roughly how much?Moreover, it is generally…

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jsoetandi
Sep 15, 2014 2:41 pm
jsoetandi
mixo
mixo
15 September 2014

Which intercom system?

Which intercom system?
VIC

the security install i know raves about Kocom, but i haven't bought one YET!.I plan on buying 2 one for downstairs and one for upstairs. Mixo

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mixo
Sep 15, 2014 11:30 am
deeps
deeps
15 September 2014

Carpets in Perth, WA

Carpets in Perth, WA
WA
1, 2

Maybe you should try online, there is a large variety of carpets in most affordable rates and you can even get discount on special days. At least give it a try.

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deeps
Sep 15, 2014 11:29 am
Liquidator
Liquidator
15 September 2014

Disheartened and angry

Disheartened and angry
VIC

Onley Living by Design is wiped off the face of the earth on 26 June 2014. Notice is given that at a general meeting of the members of the Company held on 25 June 2014,…

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Liquidator
Sep 15, 2014 1:51 am
Liquidator
Liquidator
15 September 2014

Anyone Building with Onley Constructions Vic Ltd???

Anyone Building with Onley Constructions Vic Ltd???
VIC

Onley Living by Design is wiped off the face of the earth on 26 June 2014. Notice is given that at a general meeting of the members of the Company held on 25 June 2014,…

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Liquidator
Sep 15, 2014 1:47 am
Liquidator
Liquidator
15 September 2014

Anyone building with Onley ?

Anyone building with Onley ?
VIC

Onley Living by Design is wiped off the face of the earth on 26 June 2014. Notice is given that at a general meeting of the members of the Company held on 25 June 2014,…

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Liquidator
Sep 15, 2014 1:39 am
Bobbin
Bobbin
14 September 2014

Demolition quotes and siteworks question - Help please!

Demolition quotes and siteworks question - Help please!
SA

Thanks insider. It sounds like that to me too, but I think I will check with big companies to make sure. I really hope we won't have to pay for the fill - that is &4900 I…

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Bobbin
Sep 14, 2014 11:26 pm
Bobbin
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
14 September 2014

Anyone built with Summit Group? How long slab to handover

Anyone built with Summit Group? How long slab to handover
WA

sorry it will not be ready :( work shuts down over Christmas for about 2 to 3 weeks our is waiting on getting the carpets in and we will not be getting keys until mid…

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2-cupcakes-pls
Sep 14, 2014 9:23 am
2-cupcakes-pls
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
14 September 2014

Particle Board Subfloor - Weather Proof?

Particle Board Subfloor - Weather Proof?
NSW

Hi SheridanBenjamin, Cornellengineers is right I principle, but if the builder has not built the floor quite level so that the water pooled for long periods of time than…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 14, 2014 1:26 am
jodge
jodge
13 September 2014

House design for 16MX12M building envelope?

House design for 16MX12M building envelope?
NSW

Hi firsthome2, thanks for your mail, haven't been on here for ages, are you still in the planning stages? The first thing I would do it to include a long, thin,…

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jodge
Sep 13, 2014 9:24 pm
jodge
sydneyalkirabuild
sydneyalkirabuild
13 September 2014

Anyone build with Alkira Homes, Sydney?

Anyone build with Alkira Homes, Sydney?
NSW

Hi. We are building. Here's our blog if you want to track how it's all going and get lots of useful tips. http://sydneyalkira.blogspot.com.au/

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sydneyalkirabuild
Sep 13, 2014 1:21 pm
archetto
archetto
12 September 2014

Trying to save money - DIY sinks, taps etc

Trying to save money - DIY sinks, taps etc
WA

A problem with the bunnings sinks etc is that the builder won't warrant them, so it could end up being a costing mistake just to save a few dollars, that's if they even…

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archetto
Sep 12, 2014 4:16 pm
archetto
Mona
Mona
12 September 2014

Anyone here building at Brooks Terrace ?

Anyone here building at Brooks Terrace ?
NSW

Hubby and I have just brought a block in Brooks Terrace :D

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Mona
Sep 12, 2014 3:43 pm
Wellard2ndTimers
Wellard2ndTimers
12 September 2014

Building with WA housing Centre- Prestart????

Building with WA housing Centre- Prestart????
WA

I built with WA housing centre in 2010, they were pretty efficient. I had a titled block and it was 6 months, 3 days between the slab going down to me getting the keys. We…

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Wellard2ndTimers
Sep 12, 2014 2:45 pm
Eastern_Rosella
Eastern_Rosella
12 September 2014

Essa Stone availability

Essa Stone availability
NSW

Is anyone else having issues with availability of colours from Essa stone for their kitchen bench tops? We are currently building with a custom builder Oz style Homes and…

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Eastern_Rosella
Sep 12, 2014 9:41 am
Twit2wooie
Twit2wooie
11 September 2014

Render front of new house only.

Render front of new house only.
NSW

Thanks guys, some hood points, I think I'll get a price for the render for after the build and see where that takes me. Cheers

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Twit2wooie
Sep 11, 2014 9:18 pm
ST13
ST13
11 September 2014

Fairmont Build @ SA WEEK 30 - SLOW PROGRESS

Fairmont Build @ SA WEEK 30 - SLOW PROGRESS
SA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

When I signed up on December 16th 2013, they said they had signed up 150 in December alone due to everyone wanting to get in before the end of the construction grant.

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ST13
Sep 11, 2014 4:25 pm
nessy-lou
nessy-lou
11 September 2014

celebration homes purchased kitchen cabinets from ikea

celebration homes purchased kitchen cabinets from ikea
WA

oh dear,whoops sorry didn't mean to confused people. I am interested to see options in regards to their cabinets, still undecided weather to just bite the bullet & just…

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314
nessy-lou
Sep 11, 2014 3:06 pm
nessy-lou
Hopeful78
Hopeful78
11 September 2014

Building inspector - PCI

Building inspector - PCI
WA

Hi guys, Im looking for a reliable Building Inspector to take with me for PCI if anyone has a good one can they please PM me the details and what they charge. thanks :)

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163
Hopeful78
Sep 11, 2014 12:45 pm
Hopeful78
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
11 September 2014

Builder broker NSW

Builder broker NSW
NSW

Hi I've heard about builder brokers but am struggling to think it is the best way to go. I am quite unsure and not trusting about the whole idea. Can people relay recent…

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Leksie5000
Sep 11, 2014 11:39 am
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Balbriggan
Sep 11, 2014 11:21 am
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
11 September 2014

Building my first home?

Building my first home?
VIC

Building your first home should be an exciting event in your life. Choose your builder carefully and don’t get sucked in by the smoke and mirrors and all that sales…

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Berstan Homes
Sep 11, 2014 10:46 am
Berstan Homes


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