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elemist
elemist
15 March 2014

Building a house first time annual costs involved

Building a house first time annual costs involved
VIC

Pretty thorough list. Only thing i can think to add would be pest/termite inspection. Not sure what which state you in, but in WA most builders tie their structural timber…

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elemist
Mar 15, 2014 12:23 am
vladmari
vladmari
14 March 2014

New Hickinbotham Build

New Hickinbotham Build
SA

Harry86, how did your selections go? Did you get the quotes back from the builder?

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vladmari
Mar 14, 2014 12:20 pm
vladmari
rakusj
rakusj
14 March 2014

Justification of additional site and engineering costs?

Justification of additional site and engineering costs?
QLD

Classification H1 with SL82 mesh and N12 bars. Comment on balcony is ridiculous as we don't even have balcony :) And yes I entirely agree with you, we were underquoted so…

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rakusj
Mar 14, 2014 11:31 am
rakusj
kid81
kid81
14 March 2014

Build cost ONLY per square meter

Build cost ONLY per square meter
QLD

$650-$850 rough guide for retail pricing per m2 the large difference being that at $650, you will get a basic home from a volume builder and at $850, you will get a…

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kid81
Mar 14, 2014 10:22 am
CountryHome
CountryHome
14 March 2014

Quick question thread

Quick question thread
NSW

Bumping my own quick question thread as I have another quick question: how many down lights should I have per room? Is there some general rule re number of lights per m2…

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CountryHome
Mar 14, 2014 7:18 am
CountryHome
nuadventure8
nuadventure8
14 March 2014

two course and single brick combinations

two course and single brick combinations
WA

I came across a house today with red single course bricks up to sill level followed by two course limestone up to eaves. It looked great!! Will be chasing up my SC to see…

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nuadventure8
Mar 14, 2014 12:25 am
trixee
trixee
13 March 2014

Facade Help Needed

Facade Help Needed
QLD

That is an awesome frontage! (Sorry I can't help on colours though, I'm hopeless at that sort of thing)

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trixee
Mar 13, 2014 10:17 pm
trixee
stevoc
stevoc
13 March 2014

Quick Step laminate colonial range

Quick Step laminate colonial range
VIC

Hi all I am looking at installing the quick step colonial laminate nsw spotted gum in my new house and was wondering if anyone has any feeback or pictures of this product…

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stevoc
Mar 13, 2014 7:28 pm
tezzab
tezzab
13 March 2014

Is it possible to square set a cavity sliding door??

Is it possible to square set a cavity sliding door??
QLD

I think this might be of interest, as they do mention cavity doors... http://www.ezyjamb.com.au/ezyjamb-door-jamb.html

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tezzab
Mar 13, 2014 7:03 pm
tezzab
bashworth
bashworth
13 March 2014

Things to consider - Colour selection/Pre start

Things to consider - Colour selection/Pre start
WA

A thing I always upgrade is Electrical see http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2012/02/ele ... g-general/ I also think if you are going to be gardner you need a couple of extra…

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bashworth
Mar 13, 2014 6:57 pm
bashworth
Charmoo
Charmoo
13 March 2014

Stormwater

Stormwater
SA

Thank you ;) I still think it will take a while before things are fixed (due to the reluctance, stubbornness and psychotic status of the neighbour) but it is definitely…

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Charmoo
Mar 13, 2014 1:38 pm

Today the garage was concreted and the trusses for the floor were half done. Happy to see so much going on in one day. The square on the right hand side at the back will…

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joannek
Mar 12, 2014 9:11 pm
tristyn1989
tristyn1989
12 March 2014

Zak's house - Evermore Heights - External rendering

Zak's house - Evermore Heights - External rendering
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Congrats :) when's move in day? Question for you all on this thread... it has been over 4 months since our slab was poured and the brickwork hasn't been completed yet. I…

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tristyn1989
Mar 12, 2014 11:51 am
yoda the dog
yoda the dog
12 March 2014

[SA] Santorini 26 - Not Long Now

[SA] Santorini 26 - Not Long Now
SA
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Hi Gristy, hope everything got sorted and you are now comfortably living in your new home :)

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yoda the dog
Mar 12, 2014 10:41 am
yoda the dog
Dexter
Dexter
12 March 2014

Acrylic render issues

Acrylic render issues
WA

We met the construction manager who was really good and agreed to paint over the acrylic render at no cost to us. He was surprised we wanted to as acrylic render colour…

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Dexter
Mar 11, 2014 11:58 pm
nuadventure8
nuadventure8
11 March 2014

Brikmaker tourmaline

Brikmaker tourmaline
WA

Has anyone built or know someone who has built with brikmaker tourmaline 2 course bricks? Not sure if I'm brave enough to go there, but I do like the look of them.

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nuadventure8
Mar 11, 2014 10:25 pm
nuadventure8
nuadventure8
11 March 2014

Is anyone building with Vision Homes?

Is anyone building with Vision Homes?
NSW

Thanks for replying shaggies. Our design experience with them was pretty good, but in the end we just didn't think that we were going to get value for money given we…

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nuadventure8
Mar 11, 2014 9:42 pm
MrsT12
MrsT12
11 March 2014

Massive walk in robe

Massive walk in robe
VIC

What Ari said! Our Amalfi wardrobe is about 3.5x1.6m :)

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MrsT12
Mar 11, 2014 8:00 pm
MrsT12
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FairmontSAcustom
Mar 11, 2014 6:32 pm
momomo
momomo
11 March 2014

How do you remove sprinkler watermarks from a rendered wall?

How do you remove sprinkler watermarks from a rendered wall?
WA

Bumping to see if anyone has any answers to this? I, too, am experiencing white (calcium or lime?) stains on my front render as a result of my sprinklers... I'm hoping…

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momomo
Mar 11, 2014 6:00 pm
momomo
Mikeann
Mikeann
11 March 2014

Elizabeth Hills

Elizabeth Hills
NSW

Another update. The bricking, rendering and roofing has all been done. Basically the external of the house is all done, now it's time for the internals :) Here is a link…

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Mikeann
Mar 11, 2014 4:27 pm
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riverside2012
Mar 11, 2014 4:18 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
11 March 2014

Windows heights affecting installation of beams

Windows heights affecting installation of beams
VIC

I am OB for my place, and have come across a problem. The beams required to sit on top of the windows for all updatirs windows cannot be installed…

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ECOECO
Mar 11, 2014 11:41 am
ECOECO
deluxes
deluxes
11 March 2014

building a new home in Adelaide - pre contract negotiations

building a new home in Adelaide - pre contract negotiations
SA

Agree with the above... Get whatever upgrades/extras you want priced up first, really helps with comparing builders. We just made a list of what items we wanted ie:…

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deluxes
Mar 11, 2014 10:46 am
deluxes
tomxavier
tomxavier
11 March 2014

Changing Builder after deposit - Planning & Copyright?

Changing Builder after deposit - Planning & Copyright?
VIC

If a builder has a design that is on their files, then so be it, it's not protected by copyright. Regarding planning and councils? God... It's always case by case I'm…

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tomxavier
Mar 11, 2014 1:37 am
MyH1Login
MyH1Login
10 March 2014

Alfresco Enclosures - Cost Effective Options ?

Alfresco Enclosures - Cost Effective Options ?
WA

I need to dig this thread up as not much were discussed about this. I am looking for a solution to our 6.5 x 5.5m alfresco as well (2 sides need…

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MyH1Login
Mar 10, 2014 8:46 pm
MyH1Login
bradster181
bradster181
10 March 2014

Anyone from Perth ever built with Rosmond homes?

Anyone from Perth ever built with Rosmond homes?
WA

Enjoy, make sure you keep on top of what they are supplying for you. U will get a lovely home.

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bradster181
Mar 10, 2014 8:23 pm
bradster181
familyd
familyd
10 March 2014

Is anyone Building with Regency Living in Perth?

Is anyone Building with Regency Living in Perth?
WA

Just want to find anyone building with Regency Living in Perth Thanks

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familyd
Mar 10, 2014 8:17 pm
jepjep
jepjep
10 March 2014

Rosmond Home -

Rosmond Home -
WA

Signed up with Rosmond homes 9 months ago still waiting for the earth works and slab to go down and will keep everyone up to date once construction starts and will advise…

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jepjep
Mar 10, 2014 7:28 pm
sidelicious
sidelicious
10 March 2014

Anyone building Montana Q1 with Henley

Anyone building Montana Q1 with Henley
VIC

Our site cost was $20000. How much is yours?

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sidelicious
Mar 10, 2014 3:34 pm
jenathome
jenathome
10 March 2014

Tweak my master/ensuite/robe layout

Tweak my master/ensuite/robe layout

Hi elemist, Heaps of great ideas here. I think the cheapest would be to reverse the door swing as building the dream suggested. Next would be to include the cavity…

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jenathome
Mar 10, 2014 11:52 am
jenathome
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
10 March 2014

Advice from a building rep

Advice from a building rep
WA
1, 2

My favourite line? "We're just having a look." No dramas, forgive me for not paying attention to you then or rushing to get you a…

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Saint Mike
Mar 10, 2014 6:55 am
Saint Mike
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
10 March 2014

Charnleys Knockdown & Rebuild -Mantle & Garden

Charnleys Knockdown & Rebuild -Mantle & Garden
WA
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Hi Charnley, we just accepted a quote for shutters...Hoping I won't have to add curtains to sleep. We are early risers though so I think it will be okay with our east…

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Treeseachanger
Mar 09, 2014 11:41 pm
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cat_dunc
Mar 09, 2014 10:00 pm
cat_dunc
SychoAngel
SychoAngel
9 March 2014

Knockdown & rebuild - does the entire lot need to be cleared

Knockdown & rebuild - does the entire lot need to be cleared
NSW

Thanks everyone. Will add this to the list of items to discuss with the 2 builders that we are looking at. I am happy that from the sounds if things, I may be able to keep than :)

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SychoAngel
Mar 09, 2014 9:23 pm
SychoAngel
Building2014
Building2014
8 March 2014

Building in Strathalbyn

Building in Strathalbyn
SA

How beautiful is Mount Barker too! We've just had the slab & septic put in which is exciting :-D How about you? Absolutely love it here :-)

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Building2014
Mar 08, 2014 9:35 pm
NiceFella
NiceFella
8 March 2014

Anyone is building in Forsyth park, truganina?

Anyone is building in Forsyth park, truganina?
VIC

Hi, Hope you are doing well. How did you go with the House build in Forsyth park? Along with other estates in the area I am keen to consider Forsyth Park and infact…

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NiceFella
Mar 08, 2014 9:12 pm
NiceFella
B STAR
B STAR
8 March 2014

Carpet install - sharp points

Carpet install - sharp points
NSW

This is due to having cheap carpet thats not thick enough to block the nail ends

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B STAR
Mar 08, 2014 4:58 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
8 March 2014

Building with Plantation - Many questions

Building with Plantation - Many questions
QLD

1. Did you find there was major differences in the quote the sales person gave you to the contract signing appointment? We're hearing sales person can be very far off with…

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Saint Mike
Mar 08, 2014 3:13 pm
Saint Mike
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MrsParker
Mar 08, 2014 1:12 am
MrsParker
lilyrose
lilyrose
7 March 2014

Upper Hunter Building Chat

Upper Hunter Building Chat
NSW

Hi Casey, We are also just about to go to council to build on an acre block in Muswellbrook. How did you go with prices for fencing? We only have the front fence so will…

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lilyrose
Mar 07, 2014 4:50 pm
ngreen
ngreen
7 March 2014

Build in Iluka WA - Photo update

Build in Iluka WA - Photo update
WA

Eagerly awaiting more pics and progress update. Still smooth sailing I hope.

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ngreen
Mar 07, 2014 4:15 pm
Stlutch
Stlutch
7 March 2014

Building a new home

Building a new home
VIC

Hi all, I would like to build a home around 14 squares somewhere around Endeavour Hills. I'm doing a simple/basic design (fast and easy construction). Does anyone of you…

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Stlutch
Mar 07, 2014 1:33 pm
ali_skye
ali_skye
7 March 2014

SBO problems

SBO problems
VIC

Hi there, Was just curious if anyone else has had problems with Melb Water over their SBO's? I'm currently 150mm over the flood level, but they want me to step up my…

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ali_skye
Mar 07, 2014 11:23 am
sandi
sandi
6 March 2014

Plantation Homes Kay 4 - Anyone?

Plantation Homes Kay 4 - Anyone?
QLD

Hi Nadja. Did you ever build the Kay 4?

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sandi
Mar 06, 2014 10:18 pm
sandi
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
6 March 2014

Rex's Redink build - LANDSCAPING

Rex's Redink build - LANDSCAPING
WA
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Looks fantastic, well done :: Love your front fence and gate too :D

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HomeAngels
Mar 06, 2014 7:29 pm
HomeAngels
snuck
snuck
6 March 2014

who has or is using a outdoor desginer?

who has or is using a outdoor desginer?
WA

I am working with a landscape architect to design for our 3.5acres. It's been really helpful - she's got great ideas and tips so that I'm not wasting money and effort,…

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snuck
Mar 06, 2014 4:59 pm
snuck
Lurgen
Lurgen
6 March 2014

Airconditioning suppliers (Melbourne, south-eastern suburbs)

Airconditioning suppliers (Melbourne, south-eastern suburbs)
VIC

I went with Temperature Plus in the end - they did a brilliant job, were very good in terms of price, and most importantly delivered a solution that stood up to our recent…

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Lurgen
Mar 06, 2014 10:16 am
Lurgen

Comparison of builders (Wisdom, Metcn, Zen, Alkira)

Comparison of builders (Wisdom, Metcn, Zen, Alkira)
NSW
1, 2

Hi sarloulei, Just wondering how your build went? Anything to look out for in particular? Last I could see you were about to sign the Contract? Thanks :)

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Building_w_Tullipan
Mar 05, 2014 4:34 pm


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