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joannek
joannek
26 August 2014

Advice pls about tiles

Advice pls about tiles
WA

That's what I have dannislade. It looks fine. I'm just grateful now my builder didn't leave it as is. I didn't know about this until this post.

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joannek
Aug 26, 2014 5:18 pm
dannislade
dannislade
26 August 2014

HELP!! Air Conditioning install not as expected

HELP!! Air Conditioning install not as expected
WA

the duct size cant be changed as it has to be a certain size to allow the right amount of air flow to work correctly.

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dannislade
Aug 26, 2014 4:43 pm
Drekko
Drekko
26 August 2014

Aus Builders review/feedback site?

Aus Builders review/feedback site?
VIC

Yeh you are right usually people only give feedback to make a complaint Well can anyone here provide any info on the following builders? HPG Australia Berkerly BlueKey…

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Drekko
Aug 26, 2014 3:07 pm
Drekko
Team PD
Team PD
26 August 2014

**New Display Information**

**New Display Information**
VIC

Hi all, for those interested I wanted to let you know our new display in Mayfield Estate, Cranbourne East has now opened. The display showcases the following home and…

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Team PD
Aug 26, 2014 1:52 pm
Team PD
fullmoon
fullmoon
26 August 2014

Bermuda waste

Bermuda waste
WA

A bermuda waste won't be shown on a plan. It will just show a floor waste. It should…

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fullmoon
Aug 26, 2014 11:49 am
Adam.M
Adam.M
26 August 2014

Timber Flooring options - so confused

Timber Flooring options - so confused
NSW

Picking up your yellow pages would be the most practical way to go about this. A flooring specialist would answer all of your questions. But to summarise the difference…

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Adam.M
Aug 26, 2014 11:31 am
springtime
springtime
26 August 2014

Building Project Home - A few questions

Building Project Home - A few questions
NSW

Congratulations CKL, the journey has started :: You have embarked on a most exciting project, like none you have ever encountered before ! :)

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springtime
Aug 26, 2014 9:35 am
MalSannie
MalSannie
26 August 2014

Our "first-time" build up Yanchep way.

Our "first-time" build up Yanchep way.
WA

Hi PerthAussie2014 - how is your build coming along? Our first place was tiny - as in seriously tiny, 2 very very small bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 'living' room and a…

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MalSannie
Aug 26, 2014 2:30 am
MalSannie
Najam
Najam
25 August 2014

Cost too high? 40 squares, double storey

Cost too high? 40 squares, double storey
NSW
1, 2

Hi Najam I was just reading your blog and see that you are selling your existing home rather than knocking it down. I'm curious as to how you…

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Najam
Aug 25, 2014 11:29 pm
Najam
Shambini
Shambini
25 August 2014

Tile selection

Tile selection
NSW

We are doing the travertine to the wet areas through M. We will get the same tiles for the ground floor and do after handover. We used beaumont tiles tiles in Adelaide.…

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Shambini
Aug 25, 2014 11:20 pm
Shambini
CKL
CKL
25 August 2014

Provincial Home experiences in Kuringai - Please share!

Provincial Home experiences in Kuringai - Please share!
NSW

I haven't been on the site for a long time but basically our DA is with council waiting on approval. Its been a reasonably smooth process so far. I am looking for a…

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CKL
Aug 25, 2014 11:19 pm
Prescott_Build
Prescott_Build
25 August 2014

Building the Burbank Prescott

Building the Burbank Prescott
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi mentone, good to see your thread as well and your PCI booked! It all seems to be happening at once lol. We got our final invoice which we have sent to the bank. Once…

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Prescott_Build
Aug 25, 2014 9:14 pm
navs
navs
25 August 2014

The builders clean

The builders clean
VIC

I found the clean with Dale Alcock to be quite amazing actually. I had budgeted a day for cleaning when we moved in but the house was impeccable. Whoever they used for the…

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navs
Aug 25, 2014 12:43 pm
krips
krips
25 August 2014

land buying in bluestone green wyndham vale?

land buying in bluestone green wyndham vale?
VIC

we are thinking of buying in Stage 17A.. any information that we can consider for our final decision would be a great help.....

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krips
Aug 25, 2014 12:40 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
25 August 2014

Perth kitchen cabinet maker

Perth kitchen cabinet maker
WA

Hi there Does anyone have a Perth kitchen cabinet maker they would recommend? I need some overhead kitchen cupboards in the new build but I'm not that keen on the builders…

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Beazley77
Aug 25, 2014 12:24 pm
Beazley77
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PolkaDots
Aug 25, 2014 12:24 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 August 2014

Eco/Energy Efficient Builders Sydney

Eco/Energy Efficient Builders Sydney
NSW

All good advice from Forg and I'd like to add a bit too. If you don't have a fortune to spend you are better looking at a project builder then adding in the bits you want…

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Stewie D
Aug 25, 2014 10:05 am
ownerbuilder72
ownerbuilder72
24 August 2014

Single Storey Designs with driveway access

Single Storey Designs with driveway access
NSW

Hi Everyone, Currently have out grown our little 2 storey mansion and i am looking a building a single storey home about 38 - 40 squares 4 bedda but i am trying to locate…

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ownerbuilder72
Aug 24, 2014 8:25 pm
ownerbuilder72
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hachy
Aug 24, 2014 5:31 pm
hachy
Vatche
Vatche
24 August 2014

A Simple guide to building a house - Videos

A Simple guide to building a house - Videos
NSW
1, 2

Thanks. Good to read my videos provide some guide and ideas.

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Vatche
Aug 24, 2014 12:32 pm
Vatche
Forg
Forg
23 August 2014

KDR with Rawson

KDR with Rawson
NSW

Another thing with getting the builder to do the demolition is that it becomes part of your build, and they'll schedule it. I'd be surprised if it didn't reduce the…

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Forg
Aug 23, 2014 4:39 pm
bpratt
bpratt
23 August 2014

300x600 tiles on livin room floors. Pics please

300x600 tiles on livin room floors. Pics please
NSW

I'd be interested in what you find, but I reckon it'll get hidden in this forum amongst all the new house builds. Probably be better posted in the flooring section of…

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bpratt
Aug 23, 2014 1:56 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
23 August 2014

First Home Buyers

First Home Buyers
NSW

Your personal loan will affect your overall capacity calculations. Good luck with that.

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Ponzu
Aug 23, 2014 12:33 pm
GF5119
GF5119
22 August 2014

Landscaping in Georges Fair

Landscaping in Georges Fair
NSW

hi,I have questions about retaining walls. Developer required masonry retaining walls to be used, but I've seen people use treated pine retaining walls. Masonry walls…

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GF5119
Aug 22, 2014 4:31 pm
Sarah_16Baden
Sarah_16Baden
22 August 2014

Kitchens... The hub of our home lets hope we get them right!

Kitchens... The hub of our home lets hope we get them right!
VIC

So I have selected my Kitchen cupboards and would absolutely love if any one would share their thoughts / Photos with me to ease my mind its all going to WORK!!!!!! Bench…

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Sarah_16Baden
Aug 22, 2014 3:46 pm
Mellywil
Mellywil
22 August 2014

Building a Beautiful modified Coral Home.

Building a Beautiful modified Coral Home.
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi, it's been amazingly fast. Everday there's been someone there doing something. Been a bit of a hold up for things like them not having enough…

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Mellywil
Aug 22, 2014 3:00 pm
Parkview_rs
Parkview_rs
22 August 2014

Spring Farm Riverside Stage 44 "Parkside Release"

Spring Farm Riverside Stage 44 "Parkside Release"
NSW

Does anyone know any of the street names in these releases? 42,43 or 44?

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Parkview_rs
Aug 22, 2014 11:34 am
ddarroch
ddarroch
22 August 2014

Building boundary

Building boundary
NSW

It varies, from council to council. I believe it's 900mm…

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ddarroch
Aug 22, 2014 9:56 am
Forg
Forg
22 August 2014

Staining a StairCase

Staining a StairCase
VIC

Is the staircase made out of something which is intended to be stained? Ours is to be painted in some parts & stained in others, and they're two different types of wood…

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Forg
Aug 22, 2014 8:12 am
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Ozlizz
Aug 22, 2014 1:49 am
MyH1Login
MyH1Login
21 August 2014

Long Island Homes or Granvue???

Long Island Homes or Granvue???
VIC

What did u end up building kbag?

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MyH1Login
Aug 22, 2014 12:38 am
MyH1Login
Toovey
Toovey
21 August 2014

Contour Plans and Site costs

Contour Plans and Site costs
NSW

Thanks for the advice zozo. I've heard some builders allow for 1m slope before it gets too pricey, I hope that's the case.

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Toovey
Aug 21, 2014 7:44 pm
zozo
zozo
21 August 2014

Turnkey package builders in Brisbane

Turnkey package builders in Brisbane
NSW

Thanks for your replies. The land is at chermside. An in the process of splitting an existing block into 2.

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zozo
Aug 21, 2014 4:08 pm
TinaG
TinaG
21 August 2014

Ugly or not?

Ugly or not?
TAS

it looks very barn-like. In Qld you'd want a verandah or two - but I assume Huon Valley is in Tas? In which case you probably won't be spending much time sitting outside.

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TinaG
Aug 21, 2014 1:28 pm
txateu
txateu
21 August 2014

Building Amalfi 530 with Mainvue

Building Amalfi 530 with Mainvue
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Well done! glad you've moved in. I like the tiles and you driveway a lot.

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txateu
Aug 21, 2014 12:22 pm
Crazy Cat Lady
Crazy Cat Lady
21 August 2014

Carlisle Homes Construction Times

Carlisle Homes Construction Times
VIC

Hey Tashpaul, yeh we have a completion date of 15/9 and settlement on or before 25/9 :) only 5 more weeks until move in day soooo happy with the finished product

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Crazy Cat Lady
Aug 21, 2014 9:49 am
Crazy Cat Lady
haychhhhh
haychhhhh
20 August 2014

Home Solution by Metricon

Home Solution by Metricon
VIC

Hey? Just wondering if anyone else is building through home solution, if so where, & if your building or already built, how was the whole process? Think you..

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haychhhhh
Aug 21, 2014 12:50 am
haychhhhh
apageintime
apageintime
20 August 2014

Lifestyle homes Canberra - any experiences

Lifestyle homes Canberra - any experiences
ACT

We are thinking about building a house in Coombs with Lifestyle homes, but I can't find any reviews good or bad about them online. Given the recent spate of builders…

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apageintime
Aug 20, 2014 5:14 pm
Ari+Lito
Ari+Lito
20 August 2014

78XTC's Empire-not long to go now 14.9.09 Photo fest!

78XTC's Empire-not long to go now 14.9.09 Photo fest!
QLD
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Oh and here are some of our external colours (this is the only thing we wish we'd chosen differently!) Roof - black tiles Guttering - Colorbond…

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Ari+Lito
Aug 20, 2014 2:53 pm
jessicana10
jessicana10
20 August 2014

Henley Monterey Lux Q1 - Flooring and Appliances

Henley Monterey Lux Q1 - Flooring and Appliances
VIC

Haha yes I was also thinking of putting a normal door on the laundry if it's next to the garage too as it's more in the hall way then. Our quote included an extra 500mm…

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jessicana10
Aug 20, 2014 2:43 pm
jessicana10
neety0000
neety0000
20 August 2014

Anyone building in Rochedale Estates Brisbane??

Anyone building in Rochedale Estates Brisbane??
QLD
1, 2

Hi Kracka I think that we live next door to your block in the rochedale estates. I see that the block is still vacant and was wondering if you are interested in selling…

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neety0000
Aug 20, 2014 2:32 pm
Matt1
Matt1
20 August 2014

Including contractor price in home loan amount

Including contractor price in home loan amount
QLD

We are with CBA as well and are borrowing for more than the construction costs to do these types of things. The builder will be paid through progress payments and then…

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Matt1
Aug 20, 2014 12:14 pm
Matt1
katemorley91
katemorley91
20 August 2014

Building my house with PD

Building my house with PD
VIC

Hi 13Jack :) I am also planning on building the Bermuda. I cant tell you much because we have only just paid the deposit but I would like to know about the experience too!…

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katemorley91
Aug 20, 2014 12:11 pm
katemorley91
Tina_H
Tina_H
20 August 2014

Another exterior colour scheme post!

Another exterior colour scheme post!
SA

Hi all, My hubby and I are building in SA and starting to look at our exterior colours. We are on an acreage, with a modern ranch style house design. There will be a large…

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Tina_H
Aug 20, 2014 11:37 am
bashworth
bashworth
20 August 2014

Unexpected pipe

Unexpected pipe
WA

You need to get the builder back to install a lid as access will be required to the pipe in case of blockage Have a look at page 26 of the book at this link

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bashworth
Aug 20, 2014 6:51 am
bashworth
Beazley77
Beazley77
19 August 2014

Anyone bought land in Coogee, WA?

Anyone bought land in Coogee, WA?
WA

300 - 500m2 ish. Mine is a north facing flat 450m2 sand pit.

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Beazley77
Aug 19, 2014 11:57 pm
Beazley77
Jayjay84
Jayjay84
19 August 2014

Swimming pool Waldorf 48

Swimming pool Waldorf 48
VIC

I decided to build a pool in my current home that had no access. Several pool builders came out and discussed options for the digging. Ud be suprised on what amount of…

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Jayjay84
Aug 19, 2014 8:25 pm
Jayjay84
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
19 August 2014

Upgrades at Electricals - Rawson, what fter handover

Upgrades at Electricals - Rawson, what fter handover
NSW

Thanks everyone for your really useful replies I guess we will have downstairs downlights in particular done during the build

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Leksie5000
Aug 19, 2014 8:07 pm
Baulkham Hills
Baulkham Hills
19 August 2014

Essa stone repair. internal door finishes? Other PCI things

Essa stone repair. internal door finishes? Other PCI things
WA

I would get the hair removed and paint redone on that area. For me its a gross factor having some strangers hair stuck on my door.... Regarding the essastone bench top.…

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Baulkham Hills
Aug 19, 2014 4:30 pm
Mellywil
Mellywil
19 August 2014

Knock down rebuild

Knock down rebuild
NSW

We're looking at around $310K for ours. Our demo will be on the cheaper side (we've been quoted around $13K) as our home is unlikely to contain asbestos. This is for a…

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Mellywil
Aug 19, 2014 2:09 pm


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