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aloenyx
aloenyx
3 February 2015

Negotiation of contract price?

Negotiation of contract price?
QLD

I re read your first post, and you did mention about asking for things to be included for free. With one of the major builders, at quote time they offered me $1,500.00…

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aloenyx
Feb 03, 2015 11:04 am
aloenyx
benogtr
benogtr
3 February 2015

any recommended independent building inspectors in Geelong?

any recommended independent building inspectors in Geelong?
VIC

Hi, we're looking at site start late Feb in Warralily Coast.Can anyone recommend an independent builing inspector in the Geelong/district region.We would like to get each…

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benogtr
Feb 03, 2015 7:32 am
tlblhayward
tlblhayward
3 February 2015

Pipe sticking out of the slab edge

Pipe sticking out of the slab edge
VIC

I'm sorry to say but that is terrible workmanship. Measure your room sizes and I reckon that you still find that something isn't right. Either that or the pipe was placed wrong.

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tlblhayward
Feb 03, 2015 12:22 am
tlblhayward
blackbeauty
blackbeauty
2 February 2015

Are these gaps- between the frame & slab) reasonable?

Are these gaps- between the frame & slab) reasonable?
NSW

Framers would be reluctant to change set out measurements to suit the slab because it will cause problems with setout of roof framing or…

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blackbeauty
Feb 02, 2015 8:10 pm
monalisa
monalisa
2 February 2015

NSW CDC application - how long?

NSW CDC application - how long?
NSW

Wow! thanks guys! That is SO quick!!! I would really like ours to be this quick! Here is hoping!

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monalisa
Feb 02, 2015 7:08 pm
monalisa
goody59
goody59
2 February 2015

Building at Aurora Wollert soon.

Building at Aurora Wollert soon.
VIC

Thanks, I copied and pasted into correct thread for this.

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goody59
Feb 02, 2015 6:50 pm
goody59
Beazley77
Beazley77
2 February 2015

PCI HELP - building inspection and your own list of defects?

PCI HELP - building inspection and your own list of defects?
WA

Hi all Posting a query for a friend building in South West WA. They had PCI last week and basically the house was a right state. Broken floor tiles, scratched toilet…

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Beazley77
Feb 02, 2015 5:29 pm
Beazley77
Marko56
Marko56
2 February 2015

Willowdale, Leppington

Willowdale, Leppington
NSW

Hi there. There is a well established thread for Willowdale "Building at Willowdale that you should find helpful.

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Marko56
Feb 02, 2015 4:42 pm
Marko56
Camo87
Camo87
2 February 2015

New Home Selkirk Musket Haze bricks

New Home Selkirk Musket Haze bricks
VIC

Hi Everyone, Looking at building our first home soon and we have chosen the Musket Haze bricks from selkirk. Just wondering if anyone has used these bricks before and has…

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Camo87
Feb 02, 2015 2:35 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
2 February 2015

Problems with small allotments

Problems with small allotments

Interesting article. I'm building a 16 sq house on a 294m2 lot (28x10.5m), so I guess I count as a small allotment. There weren't many bigger lots available in my…

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aloenyx
Feb 02, 2015 2:16 pm
aloenyx
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archetto
Feb 02, 2015 2:03 pm
archetto
light487
light487
2 February 2015

Inspiration please! Show me your exterior paint combinations

Inspiration please! Show me your exterior paint combinations
QLD

Ironically we had a hard time finding examples of the colours we wanted until AFTER we had made our decisions.. now we see, for example, Colourbond Ironstone roofs…

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light487
Feb 02, 2015 1:43 pm
light487
chinnu
chinnu
2 February 2015

Metr!con

Metr!con

Hi, What an amazing house it is. I liked everything, especially front door, the tiles and mostly the render colors. Is it blue rio bricks. Can you tell me the 2 paint…

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chinnu
Feb 02, 2015 12:59 pm
Lily123456
Lily123456
2 February 2015

Our families first home--bricks nearly done - more pictures!

Our families first home--bricks nearly done - more pictures!
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi Spottie, How did your build go? We are going to start building with Kurrajong in Jordan Springs when our land is registered in June. I've been reading some horrible…

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Lily123456
Feb 02, 2015 10:46 am
Skibunny
Skibunny
2 February 2015

Big Tree or Slope?

Big Tree or Slope?
VIC

Hi Everyone, Been looking about on here for a similar topic but haven't been able to find one so far. Was wondering if anyone might have some insight on building…

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Skibunny
Feb 02, 2015 9:31 am
Balified
Balified
2 February 2015

Mcdonald Jones Homes Seaside Retreat & chesterfield kitchens

Mcdonald Jones Homes Seaside Retreat & chesterfield kitchens
SA

My wife and quite interested in the McDonald Jones Homes Seaside Retreat design and are thinking about doing a day trip from interstate to visit…

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Balified
Feb 02, 2015 7:45 am
Balified
evec
evec
1 February 2015

Burbank Custom DS- 4 months post Handover !

Burbank Custom DS- 4 months post Handover !
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Oh my God!, you've been very busy well done, you are doing well with your post handover tasks. I'm green with envy lol. Love your front brick fence, how much was it if…

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evec
Feb 01, 2015 8:09 am
evec
Mummawalshie
Mummawalshie
31 January 2015

Modern view homes

Modern view homes
NSW

Hi saltwater, Thanks. I have looked at the blog and also found it quite good. Good luck with your decision. Mummawalshie

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Mummawalshie
Jan 31, 2015 8:06 pm
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TomCat
Jan 31, 2015 6:12 pm
TomCat
SMH
SMH
31 January 2015

Earthy Exterior colours

Earthy Exterior colours
QLD

Hi All, Just trying to organise our exterior render/roof/gutter/fascia colours and just wondered if anyone has gone with earthy tones and wouldn't mind sharing them with us? TIA :D

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SMH
Jan 31, 2015 5:10 pm
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tlblhayward
Jan 31, 2015 5:02 pm
tlblhayward
sofia14
sofia14
31 January 2015

Building in the village -wellard with celebration homes

Building in the village -wellard with celebration homes
WA

Welcome to the Village. :) The double vanity is a good idea and a larger shower in ensuite. We would have done the double vanity if we have extra $. Extra door for laundry…

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sofia14
Jan 31, 2015 2:18 pm
goody59
goody59
30 January 2015

Building The Hudson by Simonds - The Range, Melbourne

Building The Hudson by Simonds - The Range, Melbourne
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

We just got a call from our SS letting us know that our slab should go down on the weekend. Would it be too sad/stalkerish to go and watch…

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goody59
Jan 30, 2015 9:13 pm
goody59
Tribe7
Tribe7
30 January 2015

Land Developer Covenants, how strict? (Casiana Grove + all)

Land Developer Covenants, how strict? (Casiana Grove + all)
VIC

Im not sure about Vic, but covenants in certain estates up here on the Gold Coast are very strict even down to them stipulating your roof must be colour bond, render to…

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Tribe7
Jan 30, 2015 4:03 pm
Tribe7
tristyn1989
tristyn1989
30 January 2015

Smarthomes Air Conditioning Suffolk Park Estate Caversham

Smarthomes Air Conditioning Suffolk Park Estate Caversham
WA

Hi Jamie we are building with Smart Homes and have chosen to get our aircon done after handover as I wasn't happy with the one you get with the $990 upgrade and I love the…

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tristyn1989
Jan 29, 2015 11:04 pm
confused_fhb_2015
confused_fhb_2015
29 January 2015

Henley Monaco Lux Q1, Mel South East

Henley Monaco Lux Q1, Mel South East
VIC

anyone here building the lux Q1 with Henley ? We have shortlisted this plan after going through numerous plans. Eager to find out what alterations are people making to…

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confused_fhb_2015
Jan 29, 2015 7:17 pm
confused_fhb_2015
kalu1636
kalu1636
29 January 2015

Building Granny flat with House logic solution Parramatta

Building Granny flat with House logic solution Parramatta
NSW

Hello All Hi, all! I would like to get an insight of your experience with house logic solutions. We are scheduled to sign a tender/building contract with them. Any…

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kalu1636
Jan 29, 2015 3:21 pm
IvyC
IvyC
29 January 2015

Independent Building Inspector - Perth

Independent Building Inspector - Perth
WA

We just used Houspect for our Slab down inspection. Adrian was our inspector. I felt he was a good advocate for us given the few (too many)…

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IvyC
Jan 29, 2015 2:35 pm
IvyC
Nyssa+Lachlan
Nyssa+Lachlan
29 January 2015

Soil Test - Lot 413 Brentwood Rise Estate, Augustine Heights

Soil Test - Lot 413 Brentwood Rise Estate, Augustine Heights
QLD

We're buying off the plan so it's still a mountain but they keep pushing to have our finance for settlement and finance keep saying there's no point as the pre approval…

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Nyssa+Lachlan
Jan 29, 2015 6:37 am
Nyssa+Lachlan
tupac_74
tupac_74
29 January 2015

Has anyone bought any land at Whitby Town, Mundijong, WA

Has anyone bought any land at Whitby Town, Mundijong, WA
WA

Hey, how is it going ... I secured a lot at Stage 1 Release 3 .. My builder recently attended meeting with the developer and told me that the proposed shopping center is…

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tupac_74
Jan 28, 2015 11:48 pm
tupac_74
dsm
dsm
28 January 2015

Any Experience of Theme Homes, Melbourne?

Any Experience of Theme Homes, Melbourne?
VIC

Hi Mikes005! We are currently in the process of building with Rod under Theme Homes. We are in the process of finalizing the HIA contract before signing. So far there's…

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dsm
Jan 28, 2015 10:27 pm
Oldtimer
Oldtimer
28 January 2015

About to sign

About to sign
NSW

Hi everyone, We are doing a knockdown rebuild and have chosen the verdelho 5. Just waiting on the final tender which should be this Friday then paying our deposit as soon…

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Oldtimer
Jan 28, 2015 9:57 pm
Elly_93
Elly_93
28 January 2015

Avonlee Estate

Avonlee Estate
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

I just had all these new documents from our settlement agent that has all the area plans so I assumed that they were part of the settlement documents.. Only reason I saw…

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Elly_93
Jan 28, 2015 9:52 pm
koston44
koston44
28 January 2015

Lily homes custom gerbera

Lily homes custom gerbera
NSW

We are now at about 313k adding a few extras in but removing the driveway

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koston44
Jan 28, 2015 7:49 pm
koston44
thejollyrickster
thejollyrickster
28 January 2015

Our Willagee Build (WA)

Our Willagee Build (WA)
WA

Hi All, We're building in Willagee (working with a building broker) and currently close to finalising the basic house plans (hi Steve!). I'd like to know what you people…

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thejollyrickster
Jan 28, 2015 6:47 pm
KcHongHa
KcHongHa
28 January 2015

Smart Wiring / Intelligent Homes

Smart Wiring / Intelligent Homes
WA

I agree with Elemist. We have the price from Intelligent Home and their price is three times the cost you have the Smart wiring done by independent data cabler. The main…

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KcHongHa
Jan 28, 2015 6:15 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
28 January 2015

Engineer drawings

Engineer drawings
NSW

$1550 inc. GST, happy with that and a prompt quote too.

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Leksie5000
Jan 28, 2015 4:31 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 January 2015

Upgraded to BAL-29 - extra cost for thick toughened glass?

Upgraded to BAL-29 - extra cost for thick toughened glass?
VIC

You would probably get a better response if you posted this question in the window section where a couple of window manufacturers frequent. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jan 28, 2015 12:53 pm
beemo
beemo
28 January 2015

Building Broker

Building Broker
WA

Avoid this company. They are a disaster to deal with. Keeping it short... Their pre-quote checklist is simplistic - you can download better from the Internet. Anyway we…

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beemo
Jan 28, 2015 10:53 am
MichaelQ
MichaelQ
28 January 2015

fixed site cost

fixed site cost
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks Mirz, Serves me right for copying and pasting without checking. Hi Confused, Here is the link where I found the information. Bashworth is a regular contributor…

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MichaelQ
Jan 28, 2015 10:11 am
TSCH93
TSCH93
28 January 2015

Pressure Sewer System - $15K??

Pressure Sewer System - $15K??
VIC

Hi everyone, Currently (attempting) building in the Yarra Ranges, VIC. The builder has never before had to deal with a house that is downhill to the sewer main (amongst…

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TSCH93
Jan 28, 2015 9:42 am
khp3294
khp3294
28 January 2015

WALL NICHE

WALL NICHE
NSW

Hi, I need to decide on where abouts to put my wall niche. It was originally supposed to be in the hallway (horizontally) but unfortunatly that wall is a very important…

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khp3294
Jan 28, 2015 7:55 am
sheffieldhunter
sheffieldhunter
27 January 2015

Roof 22.5 or 26 degrees? Colourbond

Roof 22.5 or 26 degrees? Colourbond
NSW
1, 2

I got the construction drawing now and I think the apex at the heighest point or ridge level is 3110mm thats ceiling to ridge or the finished floor level to ridge is…

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sheffieldhunter
Jan 27, 2015 9:49 pm
sheffieldhunter
dannislade
dannislade
27 January 2015

Building Inspector Perth Reccomendations

Building Inspector Perth Reccomendations
WA

im SOR and i can pm the one i am using if anyone wants his details, he's doing my first one tomorrow but i found him recommended on this site by someone else and my friend…

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dannislade
Jan 27, 2015 6:40 pm
alex_6169
alex_6169
27 January 2015

Council Crossover Requirements

Council Crossover Requirements
WA

I am looking into the council requirements for crossovers in WA (most of the councils appear to have similar requirements). From my understanding, there is no obligation…

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alex_6169
Jan 27, 2015 5:56 pm
brick_paver
brick_paver
27 January 2015

Sewer pipe depth from ensuite. (S.A.)

Sewer pipe depth from ensuite. (S.A.)
SA

We have just built a new house with "Distinctive Homes", at Freeling in country South Australia and while we are quite happy with the overall build itself, not…

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brick_paver
Jan 27, 2015 11:55 am
brick_paver
shadowarrior
shadowarrior
27 January 2015

Another dark/dark colour question

Another dark/dark colour question
QLD

That combination looks beautiful bb. :) Will be updating pictures soon, we just got our frames done. :)

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shadowarrior
Jan 27, 2015 10:49 am
devu1986
devu1986
27 January 2015

Site cost at highland estate, craigieburn

Site cost at highland estate, craigieburn
VIC

Hi 1st_hme, We have just got quote between $10k-$15k by various builder but we are in Mt.Aitken. Just interested to know how your experience with Henley has been? We love…

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devu1986
Jan 27, 2015 9:40 am
ShuddaBeenATradie
ShuddaBeenATradie
26 January 2015

Which brand of laminate timber flooring???

Which brand of laminate timber flooring???
QLD
1, 2

Quick step is great, I put it down in my first unit and it seems to be holding up well to the rigors of being a rental now. I went with kronoswiss for my second unit and…

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ShuddaBeenATradie
Jan 26, 2015 10:56 pm
ShuddaBeenATradie
muptra
muptra
26 January 2015

Floor coverings & Window Treatments builder package

Floor coverings & Window Treatments builder package
WA

Hi, we just went to carpet call in melbourne and got a quote of 10.5k for parador flooring and carpet - supply & install

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muptra
Jan 26, 2015 3:10 pm



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