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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 3:53 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 1:58 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 1:53 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 15, 2014 12:17 am
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 11:39 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 10:46 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 1:11 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 14, 2014 12:22 am
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 5:55 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 4:34 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 10:54 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 7:32 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 1:02 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 12, 2014 12:49 am
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 11:05 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 7:00 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 5:50 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 3:44 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 1:13 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 11:09 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 10:05 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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Agent_009
Jun 11, 2014 9:33 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 9:21 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 8:48 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 11:35 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 11:21 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 11:05 pm
Marcia
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Tin28a
Jun 10, 2014 10:47 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 9:18 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 4:54 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 3:20 pm
mrsrusty
mrsrusty
10 June 2014

Adelaide - first custom build. Do bricks get cleaned?!

Adelaide - first custom build. Do bricks get cleaned?!
SA
1, 2, 3

Hope your build is going well :D was just checking in to see if any pic updates. :wink:

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mrsrusty
Jun 10, 2014 2:11 pm
Art
Art
10 June 2014

How many quotes/tenders for custom build

How many quotes/tenders for custom build

Thanks for the advice. Looks like the general consensus is 3.

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Art
Jun 10, 2014 10:34 am
QuarumNibblet
QuarumNibblet
10 June 2014

Nbn/fibre optic what's the difference!

Nbn/fibre optic what's the difference!
1, 2

Question: My developer is offering Telstra Velocity, and states that FTA TV and Foxtel are also available over the fibre service. Now, does…

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QuarumNibblet
Jun 10, 2014 10:21 am
QuarumNibblet
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
10 June 2014

Looking for information on Flute homes or 7.5 m blocks.

Looking for information on Flute homes or 7.5 m blocks.
WA

here is a thread for you to read. this is Lethe build on the flute, she got her keys about 6 weeks ago viewtopic.php?f=31&t=67953&hilit=flute

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2-cupcakes-pls
Jun 10, 2014 9:54 am
2-cupcakes-pls
StephyD
StephyD
9 June 2014

Slab for HWU - is this it???

Slab for HWU - is this it???
WA

Good to hear your builder finally came through with an acceptable fix. Just a note for everyone saying the concrete support isn't strong enough, when installed correctly…

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StephyD
Jun 10, 2014 12:20 am
StephyD
FairmontSAcustom
FairmontSAcustom
9 June 2014

Custom SA build - Floor Plan Help PLease!! Post 16.

Custom SA build - Floor Plan Help PLease!! Post 16.
SA

Yep I thought the metricon plan was such a great use of space, it's a new plan :) My hubbie works from home a lot being in IT means working at night. We ended up putting a…

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FairmontSAcustom
Jun 09, 2014 11:02 pm
Marcia
Marcia
9 June 2014

building the modified monte carlo in Capricorn Beach, Yanche

building the modified monte carlo in Capricorn Beach, Yanche
WA

Welcome to the HGWA roller coaster ... Love what you have done with your plans. Will follow closely, look forward to seeing your build.

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Marcia
Jun 09, 2014 1:00 pm
Marcia
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MalSannie
Jun 09, 2014 10:16 am
MalSannie
evec
evec
9 June 2014

Kitchen Pictures!! - Custom Build Tas

Kitchen Pictures!! - Custom Build Tas
TAS
1, 2, 3

love the tiling on your alfresco we also want some tiling on ours, our builder is going to leave concrete and we will tile after handover-looks great

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evec
Jun 09, 2014 6:04 am
evec
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Treeseachanger
Jun 09, 2014 12:20 am
jsoetandi
jsoetandi
8 June 2014

Please comment / fine tune floorplan [irregular block]

Please comment / fine tune floorplan [irregular block]
NSW

How big is your family? And how important is an outdoor living for you? We are also building a 4x2 on a similar sized land, and I think by having a study room you are…

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jsoetandi
Jun 08, 2014 11:25 pm
jsoetandi
deluxes
deluxes
8 June 2014

tristam build - brick stage complete and internals started

tristam build - brick stage complete and internals started
SA

Yes very, I was so lucky as I took the ipad to take photos of the insulation to show hubby who is away but a big shock when half of it was…

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deluxes
Jun 08, 2014 9:26 pm
deluxes
D+M wa
D+M wa
8 June 2014

Building with 101 residential

Building with 101 residential
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

They also gave us keys to get flooring done. We moved in at easter. The house was also presented without a final clean. The issues we have have not been rectified: The…

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D+M wa
Jun 08, 2014 6:23 pm
Ari
Ari
8 June 2014

Timber colours - what goes together?

Timber colours - what goes together?

oh good. The one on the left is the one we like best as a whole floor. Its just nice to know someone else's reaction wasn't "ewww" for either!

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Ari
Jun 08, 2014 5:27 pm

cant wait to see your floors go in Dreamline. Im pretty sure my friend just laid country oak last week. Ill see if she will allow me to share some pics on here. she laid…

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Renski
Jun 08, 2014 3:40 pm
155West68th
155West68th
8 June 2014

Urbayne Homes Floor Tile Supplier?

Urbayne Homes Floor Tile Supplier?
VIC

With Urbayne Homes in administration and no longer contactable, I am trying to identify who they may have used to supply the porcelain floor tiles in their Belmore Rd…

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155West68th
Jun 08, 2014 10:21 am
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zeeshanzaki
Jun 07, 2014 3:15 pm


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