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poohbear
poohbear
8 April 2014

Electrical Meeting & How much lighting

Electrical Meeting & How much lighting
QLD

Are you owner building? I assume you are considering you are supplying your own lighting? In that case you could ask the suppliers as Im sure…

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poohbear
Apr 08, 2014 9:05 pm
mrpatto
mrpatto
8 April 2014

re: community title in Harrington Grove

re: community title in Harrington Grove
NSW

Yeah I rang them and only one left. Oh well so much land to choose from everywhere

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mrpatto
Apr 08, 2014 8:16 pm
bashworth
bashworth
8 April 2014

Foundation Costs: Slab or Pad Footing

Foundation Costs: Slab or Pad Footing
QLD

Cost will be dependent on ground conditions as slabs are designed to match what's the soil is like and whether there is any fill on site. As far as choice between slap or…

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bashworth
Apr 08, 2014 8:05 pm
bashworth
droidblast
droidblast
8 April 2014

Scyon Secura Exterior Flooring

Scyon Secura Exterior Flooring

Hello to all. Hopefully some one can help us with our questions. We are based in Christchurch New Zealand and have recently had our house demoed due to the Christchurch…

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droidblast
Apr 08, 2014 5:36 pm
wins
wins
8 April 2014

Sherridon Hudson

Sherridon Hudson
VIC

Hi All, Anyone buiding with Sherridon for Hudson plan with 12.5 width. any experiece with the Hudson plan we planning to build in tarneit near parkside. whats the normal…

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wins
Apr 08, 2014 4:35 pm
Nonna
Nonna
8 April 2014

Nonna's nest (art deco house)-Finished off pics 3/4

Nonna's nest (art deco house)-Finished off pics 3/4
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Congratulations Nonna on a great and sympathetic build! I don't visit here often nowadays but I have always enjoyed your story and pics, and the…

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Nonna
Apr 08, 2014 3:43 pm
Nonna
MrsT12
MrsT12
8 April 2014

How to read a water meter?

How to read a water meter?
VIC

Thanks Matt! Ari so far as I know builder pays power and owner pays water...

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MrsT12
Apr 08, 2014 7:37 am
MrsT12
dalan
dalan
7 April 2014

Custom Build with DAH: PCI booked & lots more pics

Custom Build with DAH: PCI booked & lots more pics
WA
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Blue brown beige !! I just went past the house today and they've done a big clean. It's looking great. We asked to push PCI back to the 17th (need babysitter...). Can't wait.

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dalan
Apr 07, 2014 10:46 pm
dalan
pradiprn
pradiprn
7 April 2014

Can anyone recommend NEW GENERATION HOMES

Can anyone recommend NEW GENERATION HOMES
WA

Also remember that it finally comes down to how much clarity you have on what you want. we were fairly clear about what we wanted when we talked to both builders. That…

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pradiprn
Apr 07, 2014 1:16 pm
mrpatto
mrpatto
7 April 2014

Areas affected by fill

Areas affected by fill
NSW

Cheers guys the information you have provided helps a lot and I will look at the things you have suggested before committing to the block.

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mrpatto
Apr 07, 2014 11:56 am
yvonneh
yvonneh
7 April 2014

Colorbond Sarking with Henley

Colorbond Sarking with Henley
VIC

when we changed from tiles to Colorbond, our builder changed us from Sarking to Anticon blanket...

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yvonneh
Apr 07, 2014 10:37 am
Lorri
Lorri
7 April 2014

Land clearing laws vs BAL

Land clearing laws vs BAL
TAS

Thanks Stewie, we have a lot to learn before we even think about starting to build. I need a dummies guide to building lol. Cheers Lorri

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Lorri
Apr 07, 2014 6:42 am
Lorri
Melsie68
Melsie68
6 April 2014

Fastest build times in Perth - Mandurah area WA

Fastest build times in Perth - Mandurah area WA
WA
1, 2

Every builder is different . Some people on here might have a good run with their builder and someone else with the same builder might have issues. So don't let some of…

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Melsie68
Apr 06, 2014 11:46 pm
hurryup
hurryup
6 April 2014

Blueprint or New Generation

Blueprint or New Generation
WA

We are looking at New Gen aswell. We loved and almost went with National Homes, however I have read nothing but bad reports - waaa ;) haha Such a hard decision choosing a…

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hurryup
Apr 06, 2014 9:24 pm
joey2506
joey2506
6 April 2014

Our build with JG King

Our build with JG King
VIC
1, 2, 3

Searched the forum to find some JG King reviews and came across this thread, wasn't the kind of endorsement I was after as I'm also looking to build in the same area as…

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joey2506
Apr 06, 2014 9:15 pm
housebythewater
housebythewater
6 April 2014

Anyone used Dulux Grey Pebble render?

Anyone used Dulux Grey Pebble render?
QLD

We have selected Grey pebble render (with calf skin trimmings), but nothing to see yet sorry. I'm keeping an eye out on your responses.

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housebythewater
Apr 06, 2014 8:47 pm
housebythewater
jenathome
jenathome
6 April 2014

building on Vines street

building on Vines street
NSW

Hi cudaguy77, Did you get a survey as part of your land sales contract? The registered DP plan will show your site boundaries etc. but not contours. I would have a look…

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jenathome
Apr 06, 2014 8:29 pm
jenathome
1rocky
1rocky
6 April 2014

Boutique- Past the one year move in- Questions

Boutique- Past the one year move in- Questions
VIC

just would like to say what a fantastic house you have

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1rocky
Apr 06, 2014 6:59 am
1rocky
1rocky
6 April 2014

Extending alfresco slab and tiling beyond roofline?

Extending alfresco slab and tiling beyond roofline?
QLD

i think it is a great idea i have tiles around the pool and they have been fine . so having them not under cover and as a deck would be great.

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1rocky
Apr 06, 2014 6:47 am
shiritha
shiritha
5 April 2014

Champion Homes - Colour Selection Process

Champion Homes - Colour Selection Process
NSW

Hi Static, Congrats on your new home. Even we are considering Champion Homes. May I know where you are building and what house you are building?

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shiritha
Apr 05, 2014 10:23 pm
IssyandOzzy
IssyandOzzy
5 April 2014

Colorbond basalt or Wallaby roof colour schemes

Colorbond basalt or Wallaby roof colour schemes

Hello dooms.. I was thinking of either wallaby or basalt as roof colours too! I've used the colourbond online visualiser to help me with the colours cos you can choose…

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IssyandOzzy
Apr 05, 2014 9:44 pm
pongie
pongie
5 April 2014

b0son's custom build with Procorp

b0son's custom build with Procorp
NSW
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Painting finishes today .... The Taubmans Crystal Gazing hasnt come out anything like the swatch (http://www.color-swatches.com/taubmans/ ...…

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pongie
Apr 05, 2014 7:46 pm
pongie
Phil & Bel
Phil & Bel
5 April 2014

The Ponds/ KVR- Anyone building this year? Blog List added

The Ponds/ KVR- Anyone building this year? Blog List added
NSW
1 ... 62, 63, 64

Hi all, I found a great Wholesale Nursery last week, Austral Nursery ( www.australnursery.com.au ) at Austral only 30 mins from The Ponds down the M7. Checkout our…

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Phil & Bel
Apr 05, 2014 4:02 pm
Phil & Bel
hash_nanay
hash_nanay
5 April 2014

Retaining Wall

Retaining Wall
NT

We are also thinking of discussing with PD some concerns we have about retaining walls. In our engineering plan there are two brick retaining walls on the two sides of…

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hash_nanay
Apr 05, 2014 9:03 am
Dan_sydney
Dan_sydney
4 April 2014

Anyone building Metricon Hudson?

Anyone building Metricon Hudson?
NSW

Hi Sheilzy, our build ran on time. We started last August and just got the keys. The industry shuts down over Christmas and there is less activity over that time. It did…

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Dan_sydney
Apr 04, 2014 10:37 pm
ardie514
ardie514
4 April 2014

*K&S Redink Homes* WIR pic Pg 20 Wallpaper decision pg 21 **

*K&S Redink Homes* WIR pic Pg 20 Wallpaper decision pg 21 **
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Hi saemiseon, your house looks beautiful! Not sure if you're still watching the forum, but had some questions for you about the polished concrete floors if you don't mind.…

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ardie514
Apr 04, 2014 8:22 pm
bashworth
bashworth
4 April 2014

Sewer/Stormwater Connection points (Dual Occ) - Need advice

Sewer/Stormwater Connection points (Dual Occ) - Need advice
VIC

You should be able to reuse the existing sewer connection but you will probably need to organise for legal points of discharge of stormwater using the form you refer…

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bashworth
Apr 04, 2014 1:19 pm
bashworth

You're way ahead of us. As a side note I was talking with a friend the other day about his parents place further up the peninsula who have an awkward driveway ( read…

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Stewie D
Apr 04, 2014 12:39 pm
Chivo10
Chivo10
4 April 2014

Villaworld Mt Cotton near sewage treatment plant

Villaworld Mt Cotton near sewage treatment plant
QLD

I have lived in Mount Cotton just off Valley Way for the last 4 years and havent noticed anything, we have alot of friends in the area too and this has never even been…

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Chivo10
Apr 04, 2014 10:40 am
klive
klive
4 April 2014

Electricity and Water use during construction

Electricity and Water use during construction
WA

yup same here. During final contract signing,it…

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klive
Apr 04, 2014 10:03 am
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kid81
Apr 04, 2014 8:44 am
Clinno
Clinno
3 April 2014

First build: celebration homes: Lennox in Aspiri

First build: celebration homes: Lennox in Aspiri
WA

We'll.. we've decided the Lennox wasn't what we want after all.. We opted for the Court so we could fit a pool and parking for the boat on the side. I'll start a new thread :)

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Clinno
Apr 03, 2014 8:05 pm
Clinno
PanRaptor
PanRaptor
3 April 2014

Does it all end up costing the same?

Does it all end up costing the same?
NSW

Short answer, yes. My brother had a very elaborate Excel spreadsheet comparing builder costs and they all came out so damn similar in the end. If the products are…

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PanRaptor
Apr 03, 2014 6:33 pm
PanRaptor
bashworth
bashworth
3 April 2014

North Facing Block, East or West living areas?

North Facing Block, East or West living areas?
VIC

Don't know about dark tiles as they will soak up the heat from the afternoon sun. I would probably think fairly hard about the window sizes, and avoid full height…

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bashworth
Apr 03, 2014 4:36 pm
bashworth
pongie
pongie
3 April 2014

Hand Rail Regulations with stairs - Need Help

Hand Rail Regulations with stairs - Need Help
VIC

I suggest you to just go with your own convenience and handrails are putted up respective to the width of staircase and whether it is one-side or two-side open accordingly…

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pongie
Apr 03, 2014 3:28 pm
pongie
deluxes
deluxes
3 April 2014

$20,000 per square builder

$20,000 per square builder
VIC

hahahahahahaha :lol: :lol: Sorry couldn't help but find that hilarious...

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deluxes
Apr 03, 2014 9:11 am
deluxes

You may have to do a weekend drive to another town to see them in your area, maybe the staff at Boral can help with an address. I know they can turn out different colours…

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grumblebum54
Apr 03, 2014 3:22 am
grumblebum54
stellabella
stellabella
2 April 2014

Who did you use for tiles..

Who did you use for tiles..
NSW

They are a local builder where I live in Gympie. We found them much more flexible and cost-effective than the others options available; then again, we live in a small town…

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stellabella
Apr 02, 2014 10:40 pm
stellabella
arnoldsabode
arnoldsabode
2 April 2014

Fairview Mernda - Eight homes

Fairview Mernda - Eight homes
VIC

Hi! Can I ask your lot no? When are you looking to start building?

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arnoldsabode
Apr 02, 2014 8:15 pm
jenathome
jenathome
2 April 2014

New Garden design ideas needed for small yard

New Garden design ideas needed for small yard
VIC

Hi butterflypond, Have you checked out Pinterest for some ideas. It is such a good source for this kind of thing. Please see the link I have attached here. It looks…

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jenathome
Apr 02, 2014 1:20 pm
jenathome
1rocky
1rocky
2 April 2014

Lyndarum/Aurora New Estate Mice/Rodent problems?

Lyndarum/Aurora New Estate Mice/Rodent problems?
VIC

as above no matter where you live you will get problems when i moved in to my house in a new estate last year mice problems and the people across the road also. but had…

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1rocky
Apr 02, 2014 7:21 am
snowing
snowing
2 April 2014

Placement of house?

Placement of house?
TAS

You are right that it is going to cost you a fortune to connect to the grid, same for other services too. But don't forget that it will also cost you quite a bit to be…

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snowing
Apr 02, 2014 6:10 am
Mr Wolf
Mr Wolf
1 April 2014

Building a St Tropez By Home Buyers Centre

Building a St Tropez By Home Buyers Centre
WA

Welcome on board. I would start here viewtopic.php?f=31&t=5823 I would consider double robes in the smaller bedrooms.

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Mr Wolf
Apr 01, 2014 10:57 pm
Forg
Forg
1 April 2014

Can anyone recommend a demolition company in Sydney?

Can anyone recommend a demolition company in Sydney?
NSW

I asked our builders the same question ... their answer was that no, they couldn't, every time they recommended someone they got burned. I can…

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Forg
Apr 01, 2014 4:47 pm
suspct
suspct
1 April 2014

New house on acreage

New house on acreage
QLD
1, 2, 3

Hi any finished photo's?

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suspct
Apr 01, 2014 2:38 pm
EmyN
EmyN
1 April 2014

Urgent help please! Size of alfresco stepdown??

Urgent help please! Size of alfresco stepdown??
QLD

It was quite complicated figuring out levels in the end. My brain hurts. Basically our alfresco slab + screeding + tiling needs to be 75mm below the level of the termite…

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EmyN
Apr 01, 2014 12:55 pm
EmyN
OAS
OAS
1 April 2014

Building with Metricon in Adelaide

Building with Metricon in Adelaide
SA

Hey Shambini, our footing allowance was almost on par. Metricon did a good job estimating. We are also building with them in Mount Barker though.

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OAS
Apr 01, 2014 12:44 pm
OAS


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