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Charis0421
Charis0421
17 June 2014

Anyone built with Australian Classic Homes in Adelaide?

Anyone built with Australian Classic Homes in Adelaide?
SA

Hi all, Newbie here - looking to build with 'Australian Classic Homes' in Adelaide and just wondering if anyone has any experience with them? I cant find ANYTHING on them…

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Charis0421
Jun 17, 2014 10:52 am
Charis0421
clintdb
clintdb
17 June 2014

How many coats of paint am I meant to use? - new build

How many coats of paint am I meant to use? - new build
SA

For painting the render to the front elevation of our new KDR, the builder has allowed for 2 coats which we are assuming is sufficient for purpose. We asked for a dark…

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clintdb
Jun 17, 2014 8:10 am
clintdb
justheart
justheart
17 June 2014

My Simonds Warner at Alarah

My Simonds Warner at Alarah
VIC
1, 2

Would love to see completed pics as I'm also building in Alarah on John Russell Rd. We are at lock up stage now. Ours is the only building site as we are the last ones to…

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justheart
Jun 17, 2014 1:56 am
justheart
justheart
justheart
17 June 2014

Help with Simonds Standard Range?

Help with Simonds Standard Range?
VIC

Here a sum up of what we upgraded on. Higher ceiling- $3400 extra (don't recall the height for standard) All internal doors to next one up $750 extra x 15 doors (I…

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justheart
Jun 17, 2014 1:45 am
justheart
Busso girl
Busso girl
17 June 2014

Ventura south west

Ventura south west
WA

Is anyone building with ventura southwest ? If so how have you found the build, time, quality etc Thanks

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Busso girl
Jun 17, 2014 1:43 am
Zarli
Zarli
16 June 2014

Those building or renovating: share a container from China

Those building or renovating: share a container from China
NSW
1, 2, 3

I work for a company that imports it's entire product line from china & Singapore. My bosses spend months on end visiting overseas suppliers making sure their product &…

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Zarli
Jun 16, 2014 10:30 pm
Zarli
gregol02
gregol02
16 June 2014

Recommend me a Building Inspector for NW Sydney

Recommend me a Building Inspector for NW Sydney
NSW

We got ours from the Master Builders Association website. Below is the link to find one in your area. Ours is great but didn't want us to publicly name him. We rang a…

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gregol02
Jun 16, 2014 6:36 pm
gregol02
_lucinda
_lucinda
16 June 2014

Mt Barker SA build - Metricon Grandview 27 - handover 11/04

Mt Barker SA build - Metricon Grandview 27 - handover 11/04
SA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

:: Congratulations, Yoda, and welcome to the world little Yoda. Looking forward to photos, when you can.

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_lucinda
Jun 16, 2014 5:55 pm
_lucinda
albanga
albanga
16 June 2014

Recommended Custom Builders in Melbourne's North West

Recommended Custom Builders in Melbourne's North West
VIC

Hey All, I am just looking to see if anyone has any recommendations for builders in Melbourne's North West. I have all my plans and engineering completed along with…

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albanga
Jun 16, 2014 4:55 pm
nofire
nofire
16 June 2014

Tara Constructions

Tara Constructions
WA

Thanks, we are meeting up with a couple who built with them, but was hoping for more input.

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nofire
Jun 16, 2014 3:52 pm
Nelson46Carlisle
Nelson46Carlisle
16 June 2014

Our build blog

Our build blog
VIC

We are building with Carlisle Homes; building The Nelson 46. Follow our build journey at http://nelson46.blogspot.com.au

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Nelson46Carlisle
Jun 16, 2014 3:14 pm
1st_hme
1st_hme
16 June 2014

Building With Henley - Site Costs

Building With Henley - Site Costs
VIC

Hi All, I'm building my house at Craigieburn highlands estate. Henley quoted me $16,000 for the site cost, I think this price is fairly high, Instead of the fixed site…

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1st_hme
Jun 16, 2014 1:17 pm
trixee
trixee
16 June 2014

laminex v polyrey

laminex v polyrey
WA

Bumping this post because I just came across some polyrey samples and was quite impressed, the wood-look laminates look much more natural than laminex.

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trixee
Jun 16, 2014 12:21 am
trixee
onggie
onggie
15 June 2014

What are things to look for in a tender

What are things to look for in a tender
NSW

The only thing you should be worried about in tenders is pricing they give approximates for. With Rawson most of their site costs are fixed, bar things like rock…

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onggie
Jun 15, 2014 8:21 pm
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onggie
Jun 15, 2014 7:45 pm
Najam
Najam
15 June 2014

Removing old house (not demolishing) - where to begin?

Removing old house (not demolishing) - where to begin?
NSW

Thanks LaceyM, we have contacted a house mover in Sydney and are waiting to hear back. Hoping this proves helpful and that we will be able to have it moved & not have to…

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Najam
Jun 15, 2014 7:39 pm
Najam
LaceyM
LaceyM
15 June 2014

Colorbond roof - town planning.

Colorbond roof - town planning.
VIC

Hahaha that Mickey Mouse just wouldn't sell! We'll be in ours by the time yours is titled! Probably see you around at some stage good luck…

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LaceyM
Jun 15, 2014 6:49 pm
LaceyM
kexkez
kexkez
15 June 2014

Building New House - Please help..

Building New House - Please help..
VIC

HI Boutique lawyers, perhaps you could post the free report here for all to see.

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kexkez
Jun 15, 2014 2:53 pm
kexkez
Stewie D
Stewie D
15 June 2014

Tiles Expansion Joints

Tiles Expansion Joints
1, 2

Coloured sealant comes in all sorts of colours thee days whether you use silicon or any other type of flexible mastic. Matching the colour of the sealant to the grout so…

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Stewie D
Jun 15, 2014 12:58 pm
boundarypeg
boundarypeg
15 June 2014

featherbrook estate, point cook

featherbrook estate, point cook
VIC

Hi, To start with Congratulations on your first step towards your new house. To be in a better understanding with the site cost, ask for Compaction report from your…

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boundarypeg
Jun 15, 2014 12:53 pm
dragonchild
dragonchild
14 June 2014

Exterior colour help please - pics included

Exterior colour help please - pics included
SA

I don't think I ever got around to introducing myself - just jump in. ;) But on the subject of those bricks, they look like austral ash or cotton at first glance. I'm…

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dragonchild
Jun 14, 2014 11:17 pm
dragonchild
Skyblues
Skyblues
14 June 2014

Stria Cladding and Rendered Hebel - External colours

Stria Cladding and Rendered Hebel - External colours
SA

we ended up choosing deep ocean for stria and hebel, and surfmist for roof/gutters/fascias, downpipes blending into the background, surfmist for garage door and…

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Skyblues
Jun 14, 2014 10:39 pm
thattime
thattime
14 June 2014

Building with Coral Homes at Vantage Point (Elderslie)

Building with Coral Homes at Vantage Point (Elderslie)
NSW
1, 2, 3

Our bank does not need any Occupation Certificate and our SS told me that handover would happen quickly then. But I would prefer to get this…

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thattime
Jun 14, 2014 9:46 pm
thattime
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
14 June 2014

Snaggers Home - FINISHED & MOVED IN!!!

Snaggers Home - FINISHED & MOVED IN!!!
WA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Oooh that looks like it! Thanks! ! :)

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xxkatxx
Jun 14, 2014 12:11 pm
hitman
hitman
13 June 2014

Is my roof color wrong?

Is my roof color wrong?
VIC

Get a swatch and put it next to your roof, you'll soon find out if it's right or not.

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hitman
Jun 13, 2014 11:22 pm
hitman
missmorgan
missmorgan
13 June 2014

Building with Plantation - Manhattan Q1

Building with Plantation - Manhattan Q1
QLD

Hi Ru, We are in Stage 32 (the new one) building with Adenbrook Homes. Land just settled this week. Now we are awaiting council approval.

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missmorgan
Jun 13, 2014 4:55 pm
missmorgan
Salsaby
Salsaby
13 June 2014

1st time building - Celebration Homes, Golden Bay, Keystart

1st time building - Celebration Homes, Golden Bay, Keystart
WA
1, 2, 3

Hi guys, Thanks for the follow - seeing as we lost this block and changed builders I decided to start a new thread: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=69603#p1170286 We are about to…

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Salsaby
Jun 13, 2014 3:34 pm
Salsaby
Burnsfirsttime
Burnsfirsttime
13 June 2014

Builder Removed Item from Final Drawing

Builder Removed Item from Final Drawing
VIC

As far as I am aware if the drawings haven't been signed off by you then they don't form part of the contract and therefore aren't legally binding.

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Burnsfirsttime
Jun 13, 2014 9:54 am
Burnsfirsttime
Dream home 2015
Dream home 2015
12 June 2014

First Home Advise - Sparking the conversation

First Home Advise - Sparking the conversation
WA

Hi All, specially those looking at building their first home. I just had my pre-start, at the end it turned out ok. The pre-start girl was good…

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Dream home 2015
Jun 12, 2014 6:32 pm
building-expert
building-expert
12 June 2014

Water Proofing - Help!

Water Proofing - Help!
VIC

Thanks for all the replies. The plumber did cap the end of the shower rose and took a meter read and left it turned on for half an hour, did…

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building-expert
Jun 12, 2014 12:02 pm
building-expert
Bennycat
Bennycat
11 June 2014

Helena valley views-land titles

Helena valley views-land titles
WA

As far as I'm aware we don't have deposited plan numbers yet. I contacted the shire on the 5th of May and this was their response: I have done a search for a Deposited…

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Bennycat
Jun 11, 2014 11:49 pm
yaditya
yaditya
11 June 2014

Deed of Covenant - Oran Park

Deed of Covenant - Oran Park
NSW

Dear fellow Oran Park-ers (is it even a word? :P) Does any of you receive the Deed of Covenant document prior to settle? If yes, what did you guys do with that? I am in…

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yaditya
Jun 11, 2014 10:05 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
11 June 2014

Engineered Timber Flooring - Opinions and Feedback

Engineered Timber Flooring - Opinions and Feedback
NSW

if engineerd folloring was as good as boards, dont you think it would be simpler to just install milled boards rather…

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Ponzu
Jun 11, 2014 6:00 pm
LaceyM
LaceyM
11 June 2014

is it a good idea to do tiling throughout the house?

is it a good idea to do tiling throughout the house?
WA
1, 2

Thank you guys for all the comments... I am now convinced to go for tiling in living area and carpet/wood in…

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LaceyM
Jun 11, 2014 4:50 pm
LaceyM
Fortcon
Fortcon
11 June 2014

Theatre Room Door Handles

Theatre Room Door Handles
VIC

Thanks for that, I'll have to have a look through those. HomeAngels, we are actually having that Gainsborough handle/lock for our powder room.

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Fortcon
Jun 11, 2014 2:44 pm
Johnno1224
Johnno1224
11 June 2014

My Build in Trillium with 8homes

My Build in Trillium with 8homes
VIC

hi just wondering what class your slab was?

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Johnno1224
Jun 11, 2014 12:13 pm
Burnsfirsttime
Burnsfirsttime
11 June 2014

Aveling homes

Aveling homes

We are building with Aveling. We haven't had any issues with them yet, but we haven't actually started to build. Our slab should hopefully go down next week. They have…

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Burnsfirsttime
Jun 11, 2014 10:09 am
Burnsfirsttime
bpratt
bpratt
11 June 2014

Entrance door stain to match garage

Entrance door stain to match garage
WA

Just wondering if you really need to match exactly the front door to garage door ? The way I see it is that in around 12 months they'll fade at different rates and will…

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bpratt
Jun 11, 2014 9:05 am
Agent_009
Agent_009
11 June 2014

Well known builder vs other (prices)

Well known builder vs other (prices)
QLD

It's mid 200's if I remove a lot of the inclusions!!

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500
Agent_009
Jun 11, 2014 8:33 am
LaceyM
LaceyM
11 June 2014

home and land package

home and land package
VIC

I'd definitely go to purchase land then source your own builder, otherwise its not so much a matter of which builders you like its which builders will actually have the…

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LaceyM
Jun 11, 2014 8:21 am
LaceyM
poohbear
poohbear
11 June 2014

Extra timber for wall mount television

Extra timber for wall mount television
QLD

thanks for the advice plantation said it will be an extra cost, i just need to tell them how high..

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poohbear
Jun 11, 2014 7:48 am
Ponzu
Ponzu
10 June 2014

First Home Owner Grant - Question

First Home Owner Grant - Question
WA

Thanks Ponzu for correcting..one can't have FHBG if has owned a PPOR after July…

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Ponzu
Jun 10, 2014 10:35 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
10 June 2014

what type of grout margin is this?

what type of grout margin is this?
VIC

who did you build with, also any idea what this detail is called?

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Ponzu
Jun 10, 2014 10:21 pm
Marcia
Marcia
10 June 2014

Kitchen Cabinets- Supplier Needed

Kitchen Cabinets- Supplier Needed
WA

+1 for Apollo ... they've been…

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Marcia
Jun 10, 2014 10:05 pm
Marcia
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Tin28a
Jun 10, 2014 9:47 pm
Abner007
Abner007
10 June 2014

cabinet issues?

cabinet issues?
NSW

I have read your post and I think you are find out a basic fault in such cabins. Such issues are also found when we make transportable homes or…

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Abner007
Jun 10, 2014 8:18 pm
BoutiqueLawyers
BoutiqueLawyers
10 June 2014

New to the Forum and here to Help

New to the Forum and here to Help
VIC

Hello to all forum members I would like to introduce myself. Im new to this forum and am here to offer my free advice regarding any building matter, issue or query you…

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BoutiqueLawyers
Jun 10, 2014 3:54 pm
BoutiqueLawyers
whzzz28
whzzz28
10 June 2014

Kitchen Colours

Kitchen Colours
VIC

Is there a display center in Brisbane? According to Laminex, the nearest…

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whzzz28
Jun 10, 2014 2:20 pm


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