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joea
joea
5 October 2014

Major Frame issue with PD

Major Frame issue with PD
VIC

Oh man... that plumbing 'repair' job. At least you have some photos as proof in case anything goes bad.

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joea
Oct 05, 2014 8:26 pm
joea
leni
leni
5 October 2014

New Plan. Please make any suggestions/changes needed

New Plan. Please make any suggestions/changes needed
WA

I'd consider placement of furniture also. Both the dining area and activity room are thoroughfares, so it may be difficult to place furniture. Which way is north on your…

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leni
Oct 05, 2014 8:05 pm
leni
doons
doons
5 October 2014

Aveling Homes Experience…Not a good one

Aveling Homes Experience…Not a good one
WA

Thank you to everyone for your quick replies. They have all been informative and encouraging. Its good to know that Im not the only one playing the waiting game, and…

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doons
Oct 05, 2014 8:00 pm
livpal5
livpal5
5 October 2014

12.5 BAL rating

12.5 BAL rating
VIC

Oh great thanks beetaloo. We wanted a timber feature that will definitely be higher than 400mm so we should be right.

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livpal5
Oct 05, 2014 7:47 pm
Charlston01
Charlston01
5 October 2014

Can the existing front fence stay?

Can the existing front fence stay?
NSW

It'll be up to your site supervisor. We installed a temporary fence at the front of our property, and it's already made it diffuse for deliveries. Maybe ask your site…

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Charlston01
Oct 05, 2014 2:50 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
4 October 2014

Contract signing- help!

Contract signing- help!
VIC

Haha challenge is an understatement. I went in person for the prestart and although I had selected most items prior to the meeting and had many of the prices it was…

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AussieMark
Oct 04, 2014 5:50 pm
ronfire
ronfire
4 October 2014

Dispute with a builder

Dispute with a builder
NSW

Best you have a chat to a lawyer. I think you've got no obligation but best get the legal firepower behind you and proper advice. You could even try talking to a legal…

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ronfire
Oct 04, 2014 4:17 am
wally97
wally97
3 October 2014

Ramification if legal advice sought before signing contract?

Ramification if legal advice sought before signing contract?
VIC

Understand now. What a relief! Thank you for the explanation, Bluesuede.

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wally97
Oct 03, 2014 11:11 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
3 October 2014

Fencing issues with the neighbour.

Fencing issues with the neighbour.
VIC

but how are issues such as security and personal space dealt with? We discuss these issues and others over 2 bottles or 3 of wine on…

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Beetaloo
Oct 03, 2014 9:19 pm
Beetaloo
Speedwaychick68
Speedwaychick68
3 October 2014

Building in Serpentine - Country / Rural Style home

Building in Serpentine - Country / Rural Style home
WA

The layout look great can't wait to see your "tweaks" Edited to add ...contapulations :D

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Speedwaychick68
Oct 03, 2014 9:12 pm
Speedwaychick68
bpratt
bpratt
3 October 2014

BEDROOM SIZING

BEDROOM SIZING
QLD

there is life beyond the internet for kids you know. :)

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bpratt
Oct 03, 2014 8:16 pm
markhood01
markhood01
3 October 2014

'Fixed Price Contract' - Trouble Getting Finance

'Fixed Price Contract' - Trouble Getting Finance
VIC

Hi, I'm trying to get finance to build my house. Like every bank, my bank requires a 'Fixed price contract' from a reputable builder. My builder has used the HIA…

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markhood01
Oct 03, 2014 7:24 pm
dalemengel
dalemengel
3 October 2014

Cost to Install Dimmers

Cost to Install Dimmers
QLD

Thanks for the advice, much appreciated! I guess I could just get dimmable LEDs installed in those areas and get the dimmer fitted later. I have some friends who are…

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dalemengel
Oct 03, 2014 3:26 pm
Charlston01
Charlston01
3 October 2014

Building a modified Entertainer with Dechellis

Building a modified Entertainer with Dechellis
SA

Hi, Congratulations on picking a builder!! Very exciting! We are building with a dechellis at the moment (check out our thread Building in SA with Dechellis). At the time…

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Charlston01
Oct 03, 2014 2:58 pm
nathanc01
nathanc01
3 October 2014

Building the Marriott with Simonds in Wantirna South VIC

Building the Marriott with Simonds in Wantirna South VIC
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hey just curious. How much did it cost extra to have the sliding door instead of standard doors for your theatre room? Its a fantastic idea and am thinking of replacing…

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nathanc01
Oct 03, 2014 2:13 pm
nathanc01
palmtree1
palmtree1
3 October 2014

Surfmist / Dune / Shale Grey exterior photos

Surfmist / Dune / Shale Grey exterior photos
QLD

Thanks heaps seabreezewaikiki - I have been concerned about shale grey looking like concrete also. Am definitely starting to lean towards dune/surfmist.

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palmtree1
Oct 03, 2014 12:23 pm
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Burnsfirsttime
Oct 03, 2014 11:05 am
Burnsfirsttime
mansawant
mansawant
2 October 2014

Custom / Private Builder - The Ponds

Custom / Private Builder - The Ponds
NSW

Hi all, I am considering going with a private / customer builder to build my new house at The Ponds in Sydney. I have looked around at…

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mansawant
Oct 02, 2014 5:11 pm
mgilla
mgilla
2 October 2014

Builder send you invoice before actually complete stage

Builder send you invoice before actually complete stage
VIC

This is easy don’t pay till the terms of trade in your contract states that payment is required but start the payment period from when…

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mgilla
Oct 02, 2014 5:03 pm
LaceyM
LaceyM
2 October 2014

Please help!!!! Needing some planning input on new build

Please help!!!! Needing some planning input on new build
VIC

We had the same thing and swapped them around :) I didn't like the idea of it either and it personally made no sense to me so we just swapped em' :D

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LaceyM
Oct 02, 2014 1:56 pm
LaceyM
grom40
grom40
2 October 2014

BRICKS! utterly confused

BRICKS! utterly confused
VIC

Hi TashPaul, I'm not a huge fan of brown having lived through the 80's (mission brown anyone? ::wink:: ) so I went for red bricks on my house. I originally chose homestead red…

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grom40
Oct 02, 2014 12:00 pm
grom40
Melsie68
Melsie68
1 October 2014

Sealing new tiles

Sealing new tiles
WA

I did mine through redink but I paid separate and I think they only did it coz I had a drama over my tiling .are you looking at doing it yourself

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Melsie68
Oct 01, 2014 8:28 pm
dalemengel
dalemengel
1 October 2014

Slab based on Class M for Class S site

Slab based on Class M for Class S site
QLD

Yes I just noticed that AS 2870 had an update in 2011, so may as well get another soil test done - included in the costs anyway! I doubt an Engineer (well, a decent…

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dalemengel
Oct 01, 2014 6:34 pm
LaceyM
LaceyM
1 October 2014

Looking for input on my floor plan

Looking for input on my floor plan

This house is absolutely killing it, love the space and the massive pantry and kitchen, definitely going to be amazing. I honestly wouldnt change much, theres no space…

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LaceyM
Oct 01, 2014 5:25 pm
LaceyM

We've been having fairly good progress...... a few delays along the way, but that seems to be the way it works. Bricks were completed 4/9/14. While they were doing bricks,…

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GillyM
Oct 01, 2014 5:13 pm
GillyM
mgilla
mgilla
1 October 2014

Builder fails to follow plans

Builder fails to follow plans
VIC

The plans are referenced in the building contract and are part of the building and planning permits. I would suggest contacting the…

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mgilla
Oct 01, 2014 5:00 pm
Tonk
Tonk
1 October 2014

First Build in Jane Brook with Home Group WA

First Build in Jane Brook with Home Group WA
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Awesome having your bricks finished! Enjoying your pics :)

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Tonk
Oct 01, 2014 4:45 pm
Tonk
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
1 October 2014

High ceilings - what happens with the windows?

High ceilings - what happens with the windows?
QLD
1, 2

There are a couple of ideas that could be applied the window could butt up to the underside of the ceiling or you could form up a bulkhead above the windows

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Berstan Homes
Oct 01, 2014 4:13 pm
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
1 October 2014

Temporary accomodation

Temporary accomodation
WA

Accommodation while waiting for your home to be built can be an interesting question with some varied answers. We have had people go on holidays, live in caravans, rented…

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Berstan Homes
Oct 01, 2014 4:11 pm
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
1 October 2014

What comes first WIR or Carpets?

What comes first WIR or Carpets?
WA

The walk in robe would need to be built well before the carpet goes in.

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Berstan Homes
Oct 01, 2014 4:10 pm
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
1 October 2014

Contract signing tommorrow!, any advice!

Contract signing tommorrow!, any advice!
QLD

All domestic building contracts in Australia need to conform to the Domestic building contracts Act1995 which covers both parties with a set of rules in which to abide by.…

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Berstan Homes
Oct 01, 2014 4:09 pm
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
1 October 2014

Building on land not in estate

Building on land not in estate
VIC

Shouldn’t be a problem with most builders some however are not geared up labour wise or equipped to do these works. There are several differences with building on land…

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Berstan Homes
Oct 01, 2014 4:04 pm
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
1 October 2014

How much it costs for changing the slab class from H1 to P?

How much it costs for changing the slab class from H1 to P?
NSW

The cost difference between the two types can vary significantly depending on what the engineering has stated. I would suggest looking closely at the engineering and soil…

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Berstan Homes
Oct 01, 2014 1:07 pm
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
1 October 2014

Slab issues

Slab issues
VIC

Many people point their figure at the slab. When the slab is only going to be a problem if it’s not installed properly and that’s where the problems come from. People…

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Berstan Homes
Oct 01, 2014 1:06 pm
Berstan Homes
Dewish
Dewish
1 October 2014

Dale Alcock Marina Bay build

Dale Alcock Marina Bay build
WA
1, 2

So far it definitely has. Everything has now been delivered so full steam ahead.

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Dewish
Oct 01, 2014 11:15 am
Forg
Forg
1 October 2014

Time between contract signing and construction commencing?

Time between contract signing and construction commencing?
NSW

This seems to depend on the processes the builder follows, too. It seems some people sign their contract & then start making decisions on stuff like brick colours; the…

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Forg
Oct 01, 2014 10:37 am
bletchleybuild
bletchleybuild
30 September 2014

C Home Building Thread

C Home Building Thread
WA
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Thank you :) :) I think it's your computer.... very much grey (lots of greys in my home). Alaskan is quite cream with grey through it which should…

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bletchleybuild
Oct 01, 2014 12:19 am
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
30 September 2014

Content-Living Farmhouse Range

Content-Living Farmhouse Range
WA

When we built with Content in 07 they charged us $950 for 3 doors to close in robes.

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Perth_Euro
Sep 30, 2014 11:01 pm
Melsie68
Melsie68
30 September 2014

Care of gloss ceramic tiles throughout home

Care of gloss ceramic tiles throughout home
VIC

Yeh enjo takes so long to mop with .I have 120sqm of living tiles .then plus all wet areas .I do like enjo for small areas .but large does my head in lol

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Melsie68
Sep 30, 2014 9:56 pm
palmtree1
palmtree1
30 September 2014

Our house (WA) - 18 months in - new photos pg 43

Our house (WA) - 18 months in - new photos pg 43
WA
1 ... 42, 43, 44

What colour render have you used? - beautiful!

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palmtree1
Sep 30, 2014 4:52 pm
bhazad
bhazad
30 September 2014

CADDENS - Adenbrook or Elderton

CADDENS - Adenbrook or Elderton
NSW

We are also in the process of paperwork with Elderton, up to the building contract stage before submitting to DA. It has been quite a long process but we have made around…

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bhazad
Sep 30, 2014 4:03 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
30 September 2014

T2 or H2F treated frames

T2 or H2F treated frames
QLD

My understanding is that T2 Blue is a trade name for a particular timber supplier for timber that has been treated to H2F.

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Beetaloo
Sep 30, 2014 3:29 pm
Beetaloo
BS12
BS12
30 September 2014

Flossy's Casa In Alkimos Beach

Flossy's Casa In Alkimos Beach
WA

Partridge has been flat…

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BS12
Sep 30, 2014 1:31 pm
building-expert
building-expert
30 September 2014

Can I outsource something during my build? [VIC]

Can I outsource something during my build? [VIC]
VIC

As a builder myself I would not allow owner to bring anyone else to my site. Why would I? If you want something done then pay me to do it. If as a builder you do it then…

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building-expert
Sep 30, 2014 9:31 am
building-expert
Balk
Balk
29 September 2014

Beechwood Homes - Upgrades and Costs

Beechwood Homes - Upgrades and Costs
NSW

Thanks to all who have replied, this is putting me to some ease!

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Balk
Sep 29, 2014 11:35 pm
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Lynnie Lou
Sep 29, 2014 10:00 pm
raina
raina
29 September 2014

Help - Ideas around Laundry and Theatre room

Help - Ideas around Laundry and Theatre room
NSW

Thanks everyone.. i will tell the guys to change over the rumpus and theatre and see how we go with the design aussie mark - the alfresco is 3mtrs in depth. t

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raina
Sep 29, 2014 3:34 pm
ST13
ST13
29 September 2014

Driveway and Fencing allowance, excluded from valuation?

Driveway and Fencing allowance, excluded from valuation?
VIC

Originally my solar was meant to be part of the loan to be installed after hand over, but when i got the paper work they had left this out of the loan. When I asked, I…

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ST13
Sep 29, 2014 3:13 pm

Hi I'm no expert but our house is on a sloped bit of land and we are doing a KDR and the house was originally on stumps... we had a quote from a volume builder for the…

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yvonneh
Sep 29, 2014 10:37 am


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