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dannislade
dannislade
22 June 2014

Owner supply Appliances

Owner supply Appliances
WA

its abey lg180u sink which is a 1 1/2 bowl but i think they do the double clark sink for around $800. i looked at all the sink measurements of each bowl and choose what i wanted.

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dannislade
Jun 22, 2014 10:03 pm
_lucinda
_lucinda
22 June 2014

Modified Acacia Mk II in Beverley SA

Modified Acacia Mk II in Beverley SA
SA
1, 2

Good that they are fixing some. In my opinion I would have expected sub-standard materials to be rejected by the builder but there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of…

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_lucinda
Jun 22, 2014 10:26 am
_lucinda
kellydoug
kellydoug
22 June 2014

Walk in robe recommendations Perth

Walk in robe recommendations Perth
WA

Hi - I want to get the walk in robes in our new house fitted out. Any recommended companies based in Perth? I know I have seen some mentioned in…

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kellydoug
Jun 22, 2014 2:25 am
kellydoug
Lorri
Lorri
21 June 2014

Franklin 136 idea's?

Franklin 136 idea's?
TAS

That's a good idea, will try and draw it, are there any really simple programs, I had a look at sweet home and another but they are a bit advanced for me. Cheers Lorri

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Lorri
Jun 21, 2014 3:21 pm
Lorri
AussieMark
AussieMark
21 June 2014

ducted vac in slab?

ducted vac in slab?
SA

Are you sure every bit of the roof is raked? You would only need a spot to cross over or even just leave it on one side as the hoses are 12 long. May need more outlets only.....

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AussieMark
Jun 21, 2014 11:54 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
21 June 2014

theatre room sliding door

theatre room sliding door
WA

Yes it would generally I but we are talking about internal walls and the outside dimensions should not be changing. I would be very surprised that they will not allow any…

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AussieMark
Jun 21, 2014 11:51 am
first-time builder
first-time builder
20 June 2014

Aveling Homes WA Reviews...

Aveling Homes WA Reviews...
WA

Further to this.... I have found Aveling to be very very expensive when asking for alterations or additions or changes. It feels like a…

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first-time builder
Jun 20, 2014 1:02 pm
BrandonZoe
BrandonZoe
20 June 2014

Own Work

Own Work
NSW

Very few project builders will let you do any of the stuff on that list; the reason is probably because they do want their 120%-of-retail, but their excuse is…

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BrandonZoe
Jun 20, 2014 12:06 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
20 June 2014

Bristile Roof Tiles in WA

Bristile Roof Tiles in WA
WA

mwccl, I was looking for pics of vienna but cannot see any. I think the Marseille is probably more suited to a more older styled home. I am building a modern home so I…

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AussieMark
Jun 20, 2014 12:59 am
christieandbec
christieandbec
19 June 2014

latitude aldinga beach!

latitude aldinga beach!
SA

hello all, just wondering if anyone here is building on the latitude estate at aldinga beach? i have a block of land there but have been having a very slow and long…

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christieandbec
Jun 19, 2014 9:50 pm
Sherridon Homes
Sherridon Homes
19 June 2014

Time Lapse Videos of my Build

Time Lapse Videos of my Build
VIC

Hi everyone, I'll be posting time-lapse videos of my build and I hope you can make use for either a laugh or educational purposes for yourself. All videos will be posted…

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Sherridon Homes
Jun 19, 2014 9:09 pm
navs
navs
19 June 2014

Submitting Defects for Practical Completion - How much time?

Submitting Defects for Practical Completion - How much time?
ACT

I just did my PCI last week and used an independent building inspector who climbed in the roof and did the walk around with us and even though he didn't find my faults I…

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navs
Jun 19, 2014 6:12 pm
atri
atri
19 June 2014

Family Day Care in Geroges Fair

Family Day Care in Geroges Fair
NSW

Hi All If anybody is after a good Family Day Care Centre within Georges Fair you may contact Mission Australia for the details of the provider. You will need to call…

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atri
Jun 19, 2014 2:42 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
19 June 2014

Don't take no for an answer!

Don't take no for an answer!

yeah Im the same, it comes down to knowing your rights as a consumer. Im sure it doesnt surprise somone like you when I say the number of times vendors think its ok to…

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Ponzu
Jun 19, 2014 1:34 pm
Sherridon Homes
Sherridon Homes
19 June 2014

Anyone building in Highton? Site Works

Anyone building in Highton? Site Works
VIC

I'm building in old Belmont and my site costs were a little extra but I have a flat block. If you check out my facebook page you can see a time lapse video of screw piles…

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Sherridon Homes
Jun 19, 2014 10:20 am
TinaG
TinaG
19 June 2014

Coral Homes - help picking design

Coral Homes - help picking design
QLD

My thoughts (personal opinion :) ) Stradbroke - a bit of a hike from the garage to the kitchen (annoying when you have arms full of groceries) kitchen bench space - not…

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TinaG
Jun 19, 2014 10:06 am
PixiGT
PixiGT
19 June 2014

Willowdale Boundary lots

Willowdale Boundary lots
NSW

Hi there. I have a block backing onto the acoustic wall, near Patrol St, & when I visited the block recently I stood at the front & back, then on the kerb across the road.…

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PixiGT
Jun 19, 2014 8:26 am
PixiGT
Abbie
Abbie
18 June 2014

Building Gallery Living at Semaphore Park

Building Gallery Living at Semaphore Park
SA

Hi, I'm building with gallery living too. How is your house coming along?

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Abbie
Jun 18, 2014 8:33 pm
sandra77
sandra77
18 June 2014

Calamaris Dream house build - NEW downsized plans

Calamaris Dream house build - NEW downsized plans
QLD
1, 2

Thanks EmyN. While you are probably right about it not being perfect orientation, according to this website http://www.yourhome.gov.au/passive-desi ... ve-cooling, it is…

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sandra77
Jun 18, 2014 4:17 pm
returntoshire
returntoshire
18 June 2014

Anyone building in Greenhills Beach?

Anyone building in Greenhills Beach?
NSW

Anyone building in Greenhills Beach, have to use screw piering or any other changes to their slab?

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returntoshire
Jun 18, 2014 2:16 pm
TinaG
TinaG
18 June 2014

how thick a concrete foundation should be

how thick a concrete foundation should be
NSW

as bpratt says it will depend on your soil type

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TinaG
Jun 18, 2014 9:01 am
joey2506
joey2506
17 June 2014

Anyone built with National Builders Group in Highton Geelong

Anyone built with National Builders Group in Highton Geelong
VIC

Just bumping an old thread. Is anybody currently building in Highton? We're looking to buy land in Grantham Drive.

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joey2506
Jun 17, 2014 11:54 pm
takeiteasy
takeiteasy
17 June 2014

Flat price or hourly rate?

Flat price or hourly rate?
WA

Cheers everyone. Thanks for your input.

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takeiteasy
Jun 17, 2014 10:15 pm
psdillon
psdillon
17 June 2014

Questions about using an Architect or Builder's Draftsman

Questions about using an Architect or Builder's Draftsman
VIC

Thanks for the comments guys. Had one builder today quote $14k to release plans if we decide to not go with him. Thanks for the referral LaceyM, I'm checking out his…

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psdillon
Jun 17, 2014 9:46 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
17 June 2014

Electrical Meeting - cost of installing downlights

Electrical Meeting - cost of installing downlights
QLD

Both those sound cheap to me. My builder is charging 95 per provision if led down light which I will supply.

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AussieMark
Jun 17, 2014 2:36 pm
Mr Wolf
Mr Wolf
17 June 2014

Wolf’s Dale Alcock Aveley Build - Roof Frame Completed

Wolf’s Dale Alcock Aveley Build - Roof Frame Completed
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Yes we have a roof, they were to do grey float this week so am hoping that it is not affected. I will upload some photos later.

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Mr Wolf
Jun 17, 2014 2:33 pm
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


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