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Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
19 September 2014

Dennis Family Build Quality- Interested to build "Hastings"

Dennis Family Build Quality- Interested to build "Hastings"
VIC

Hi Guys, I have actually seen 2 such homes by that builder and each was well above average for large builders. Ask who is going to supervise and what experience they…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 19, 2014 3:46 am
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
19 September 2014

The experience of building quality inspection

The experience of building quality inspection
VIC

Hi Jack, Whatever you do ask about their disclaimers before you hire them or let them do work on your behalf, because some do not get on the roof, inside the roof and do…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 19, 2014 3:39 am
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
19 September 2014

Henley home finally moved in!

Henley home finally moved in!
VIC

Good luck with the tiles. If you haven't sorted it out, find out the manufacturer and ask the technical rep... they are sometimes very good. By the way if things go wrong…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 19, 2014 3:15 am
Frenchie
Frenchie
19 September 2014

How long from roof trusses completed til colourbond complete

How long from roof trusses completed til colourbond complete
WA

Our frames went up within 2 days and our roof is due to go up tomorrow, so roughly one week apart from each other.

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Frenchie
Sep 19, 2014 3:04 am
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
19 September 2014

Looking for a Building Designer

Looking for a Building Designer
NSW

I suggest you start with the local architects institute or association in Gold Coast or Noosa where homes have to be designed by architects I believe. Did you mean…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 19, 2014 2:56 am
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
19 September 2014

Owner builder insurance

Owner builder insurance
VIC

Sorry I can't help with prices so ring around, but their policies are fairly similar I believe because they have to comply with an act of parliament. The important thing…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 19, 2014 2:48 am
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
19 September 2014

Slab Classification h2 - Acid Sulphate Soils, is it needed?

Slab Classification h2 - Acid Sulphate Soils, is it needed?
NSW

Hi hillsbuild, Try Cement and Concrete Association I suggest to get started on this... they should be able to put you onto a top expert on this very subject. Good luck.…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 19, 2014 2:25 am
PerthAussie2014
PerthAussie2014
19 September 2014

Our build with Red Ink Homes - Aveley :) - PCI Complete!

Our build with Red Ink Homes - Aveley :) - PCI Complete!
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Our kitchen colour's are Formica Snowdrift gloss finish to the cupboards with Essastone Pannacotta benchtop :) It looks even better in real life, so…

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PerthAussie2014
Sep 19, 2014 1:05 am
insider
insider
18 September 2014

VCAT, owner wins damages for garage slab heave!

VCAT, owner wins damages for garage slab heave!
VIC
1, 2, 3

Good stuff B-E, it's good to hear of outright wins. Heave sure is a problem especially over in the western (Vic.) suburbs. I understand…

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insider
Sep 19, 2014 12:07 am
funksoulbro1
funksoulbro1
18 September 2014

Seacrest, Flinders NSW

Seacrest, Flinders NSW
NSW
1, 2

I'm sure there are lots of people out there experiencing the same issues with the weather. It has been almost 5 weeks since the fascia and gutters were installed and our…

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funksoulbro1
Sep 18, 2014 11:49 pm
funksoulbro1
Busso girl
Busso girl
18 September 2014

VENTURA BUILD - Southwest, we have been tapped!

VENTURA BUILD - Southwest, we have been tapped!
WA

We have been going through the process of the plans and paperwork for a little while and went to our block tonight and found we have a tap! I don't know how to put photos…

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Busso girl
Sep 18, 2014 11:39 pm
nextbigstep
nextbigstep
18 September 2014

Silkwood Estate Land and House Advice

Silkwood Estate Land and House Advice
QLD

Hi, My wife an I are looking at house and land packages in Mount Cotton Silkwood Estate and since we have never done this before I wanted to ask for…

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nextbigstep
Sep 18, 2014 10:52 pm
kimmi_baby
kimmi_baby
18 September 2014

Our Plantation Homes Beckham 4

Our Plantation Homes Beckham 4
QLD

The tiles are finished in the bathrooms and laundry. Looks amazing. Still the tile splash back in the kitchen to go. We're doing the rest of the flooring ourselves. We've…

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kimmi_baby
Sep 18, 2014 10:17 pm
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 2:14 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 10:05 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 9:43 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 8:24 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 8:19 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 5:58 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 4:12 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 4:02 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 3:51 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 3:38 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 3:26 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 3:07 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 2:42 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 1:51 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 1:31 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 10:25 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 9:12 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 1:04 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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Leonardo_23
Sep 17, 2014 12:09 am
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 11:50 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 10:16 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 4:12 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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Leonardo_23
Sep 16, 2014 2:38 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 2:27 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 12:33 pm
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 1:05 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 10:58 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 3:41 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 12:30 pm
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 12:29 pm
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 2:51 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 2:47 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 2:39 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 15, 2014 12:26 am
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 10:23 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 2:26 am


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