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Slightly Random
Slightly Random
4 September 2014

Anyone used Laminex Alaskan?

Anyone used Laminex Alaskan?
WA

It does look kind of beige in the picture, doesn't it? It was taken with my phone and it tends to have a bit of trouble with white balance). I think it's the sort of…

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Slightly Random
Sep 04, 2014 4:56 pm
Slightly Random
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triggywiggy
Sep 04, 2014 4:17 pm
triggywiggy
Pink86
Pink86
4 September 2014

FHOG - what banks will let you use as a deposit?

FHOG - what banks will let you use as a deposit?
NSW

In NSW there is NO way to use FHOG unless you have been renting for 12months! Even the builders that advertise all you need is $5,000 deposit also require you to be…

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Pink86
Sep 04, 2014 9:40 am
Hopeful78
Hopeful78
3 September 2014

Soakwell connection recommendations

Soakwell connection recommendations
WA

Recommendations for soak well connection to down pipes. I had a quote from Perth Soak wells but I would like another quote.

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Hopeful78
Sep 03, 2014 4:52 pm
Hopeful78
Scambo
Scambo
3 September 2014

IDH Homes - Show home Yarrabilba QLD

IDH Homes - Show home Yarrabilba QLD
QLD

Hi adeandpen, Did you manage to find anything on IDH? We are looking at using them as well and would like of hear of any experiences with them.

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Scambo
Sep 03, 2014 4:45 pm
JackT
JackT
3 September 2014

Fencing Bacchus Marsh

Fencing Bacchus Marsh
VIC

Hi Beccy32, You can contact dolphin fencing (http://www.dolphinfencing.com.au). They provide all type of fencing according to your…

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JackT
Sep 03, 2014 3:46 pm
JackT
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
3 September 2014

Rawson floors

Rawson floors
NSW

Rawson tiles/floor. Hi, can someone tell me what the current allowance is with Rawson for tiles/living area flooring and carpet. Did anyone upgrade to timber with Rawson…

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Leksie5000
Sep 03, 2014 3:44 pm
dosai22
dosai22
3 September 2014

Burbank Home in Eynesbury

Burbank Home in Eynesbury
VIC
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Thanks ds build I get keys tomorrow and going away overseas for a couple of weeks haha

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dosai22
Sep 03, 2014 12:24 pm
askanaan
askanaan
3 September 2014

Where to fit external lights in new home

Where to fit external lights in new home
NSW

Thanks for your help ! I placed total of 8 lights outside, three in the facade, two at the back (house is narrow there), one on the laundry exit, and two on the other side…

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askanaan
Sep 03, 2014 9:59 am
vikramgiridhar
vikramgiridhar
2 September 2014

Stamp Duty Refund

Stamp Duty Refund
VIC

Thanks for researching that Vikram, I spoke to our conveyancer and apparently we filled the form out when we were doing the land contracts back…

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vikramgiridhar
Sep 02, 2014 10:20 pm
TheTurleys
TheTurleys
2 September 2014

When to book trades for "after handover" jobs?

When to book trades for "after handover" jobs?
WA

I have chosen my tradies already and provisionally booked them in. They've all been great and just said to confirm closer to the time. I haven't had to pay deposits or anything.

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TheTurleys
Sep 02, 2014 9:21 pm
TheTurleys
archetto
archetto
2 September 2014

Is this build time excessive?

Is this build time excessive?
WA

I'd be interested to hear their response Nikkis2000, that seems a long time for a single storey home!

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archetto
Sep 02, 2014 9:05 pm
archetto
Dexter
Dexter
2 September 2014

Help please! Lighting for finished first floor concrete slab

Help please! Lighting for finished first floor concrete slab
WA

Thanks for the help, i've got a lighting consultant coming in this friday. Hopefully he will have ideas

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Dexter
Sep 02, 2014 8:26 pm

Well - this is it. The final plan. It went from a big double storey to big single storey. We have a big tree to keep clear of, there may be a grandparent living with us…

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bluesteel
Sep 02, 2014 8:17 pm
bluesteel
bermuda23
bermuda23
2 September 2014

Urgent - Problem with bank borrowing

Urgent - Problem with bank borrowing
VIC

Hi all, Finally, I've got my loan formally approved today after my broker's hard work. Thanks for all of your inputs.

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bermuda23
Sep 02, 2014 3:21 pm
blackbeauty
blackbeauty
2 September 2014

Site Classification _please contribute , thanks in advance

Site Classification _please contribute , thanks in advance
NSW

what we also found out : Geotech report said the soil is not saline soil, but the engineer overlooked it, took it as saline soil and added extra treatment But at the same…

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blackbeauty
Sep 02, 2014 1:40 pm
nickvee
nickvee
2 September 2014

Our Burbank Lukin 2800 - 10 Months On!

Our Burbank Lukin 2800 - 10 Months On!
VIC
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Hey Pippa, All sorted. Burbank came out and had a look last Friday. They are going to fix the kitchen. They are not going to fix the mortar yet as they have said…

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nickvee
Sep 02, 2014 1:32 pm
nickvee
MandyDiv
MandyDiv
2 September 2014

Who is building with Home Buyers centre in VIC- Pheonix15

Who is building with Home Buyers centre in VIC- Pheonix15
VIC

Hi Friends, We are building Phoenix 15 with HBC, anyone out there who is building with P-15 with HBC. :th: It would be awesome to discuss stuff. :z: Thanks mandydiv - PWC…

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MandyDiv
Sep 02, 2014 12:05 pm
julznjam
julznjam
2 September 2014

Roof removal 7 weeks after install?

Roof removal 7 weeks after install?
NSW
1, 2

That's right Stewie, adjusted to 25 degrees now. Any extras we would be wanting we have been going through them anyway so hopefully all 'legit'/careful people up there if anyone!

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julznjam
Sep 02, 2014 10:09 am

Floors now finished with top coat. Photos taken in the dark unfortunately.…

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andsuz
Sep 02, 2014 9:10 am
sal032
sal032
1 September 2014

Our First Home Build DFH - Bendigo

Our First Home Build DFH - Bendigo
VIC
1, 2

Hi Everyone, Thanks so much for the lovely comments. I have published a new blog "Moving In" , photos of our house being lived in :) Enjoy.

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sal032
Sep 01, 2014 10:16 pm
sal032
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
1 September 2014

Colours Advise for a new double storey house yet to start

Colours Advise for a new double storey house yet to start
VIC

Gnu tan is quite light. With light bricks it will probably be very beigey/bland. Better to pick another brick you like first, then choose render.

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Treeseachanger
Sep 01, 2014 8:50 pm
zozo
zozo
1 September 2014

Getting tenders - NSW v QLD

Getting tenders - NSW v QLD
NSW

I've built in NSW a few times before and I usually get two different builders to give me an itemized tender based on soil test. Each cost under 1k and whoever you don't…

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zozo
Sep 01, 2014 8:44 pm

BCA requires finished surface levels to be constructed below damp proof course. That is to prevent dampness bridge that would cause rising dampness in walls above DPC. In…

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building-expert
Sep 01, 2014 6:46 am
building-expert
Joker
Joker
31 August 2014

Ensuite via WIR or separate entrance?

Ensuite via WIR or separate entrance?

You should run fan 10'20'minutes after shower,and if the correct fan size has been put in,not a problem,I would think separating ensuite and wir to opposite ends of…

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Joker
Aug 31, 2014 7:10 pm
CKL
CKL
31 August 2014

Demolition Cost - NSW

Demolition Cost - NSW
1, 2

Does that mean another…

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CKL
Aug 31, 2014 6:31 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
31 August 2014

About to build - critique my plans please :-)

About to build - critique my plans please :-)
1, 2

I'd swap games and bed 4. Then you can put double doors on game into living to keep an eye on the kids. Down the track if you want a bigger living area pull the wall down…

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Crazyk
Aug 31, 2014 12:03 pm
Crazyk
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
31 August 2014

Sekisui House - Modified Meridian 215 - Northern Adelaide

Sekisui House - Modified Meridian 215 - Northern Adelaide
SA

Like Yvonne I missed your thread too. Also am now subscribed! I like that you've put the prices up. I might also do the same.

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cat_dunc
Aug 31, 2014 9:33 am
cat_dunc
Crazyk
Crazyk
30 August 2014

Soil Test - Good news/bad news?

Soil Test - Good news/bad news?

Rock cost lots to excavate but is the best to build on. Your house will be "rock solid" no pun intended. It will not suffer any of the problems of cracking found in highly…

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Crazyk
Aug 30, 2014 9:09 pm
Crazyk
Melsie68
Melsie68
30 August 2014

Aveling build in Carramar - 6 month maintenance question

Aveling build in Carramar - 6 month maintenance question
WA
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Let us know how it goes as I have noticed more in my house .its strange coz I when I built 11 years ago we had none .very intersting

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Melsie68
Aug 30, 2014 5:31 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
29 August 2014

watch out Baldivis

watch out Baldivis
WA

it has been reported the people were in the car at the time. other people have seen them in different estates around Baldivis

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2-cupcakes-pls
Aug 29, 2014 8:39 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
squarewheels
squarewheels
29 August 2014

Site works around Hamilton Hill (battle axe block)

Site works around Hamilton Hill (battle axe block)
WA

Hi all, has anyone built on a battle axe block recently in or around Hamilton Hill (or spearwood - off Rockingham Road if that helps) in WA? A block we have put an offer…

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squarewheels
Aug 29, 2014 6:43 pm
unhappybuilder56
unhappybuilder56
29 August 2014

BUILDING WITH 101 RESIDENTIAL

BUILDING WITH 101 RESIDENTIAL
WA

Hi, my earlier response was removed, probably one thing I said that I shouldn't have. So i'll try again. Yes, I have also had a number of issues not just in relation to…

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unhappybuilder56
Aug 29, 2014 6:40 pm
Anna85
Anna85
29 August 2014

ANYONE BUILDING WITH CHOICE BY PROJEX ?

ANYONE BUILDING WITH CHOICE BY PROJEX ?
WA

I looked up a few of their product specs on line (5 function shower head) caroma baths, toilets etc and the stuff they use have good ratings. Also they use well known…

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Anna85
Aug 29, 2014 6:21 pm
Sarah_16Baden
Sarah_16Baden
29 August 2014

Has anyone used the Austral bricks in Truffle?

Has anyone used the Austral bricks in Truffle?
VIC

Hi Troyziee, Good luck with your colour selection. Let me know what you decide on for the bricks. We went to see our builder yesterday to sign off on all our selections…

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Sarah_16Baden
Aug 29, 2014 3:49 pm
Team PD
Team PD
29 August 2014

**Communication**

**Communication**
VIC

Hi all members, I would like to take a moment and note that I do read the forum posts as regularly as possible, and I am available week days via PM. If you feel you would…

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Team PD
Aug 29, 2014 11:14 am
Team PD
Anna85
Anna85
29 August 2014

First Time Build - Alkimos Beach

First Time Build - Alkimos Beach
WA

Anyone else building with Choice by projex ?

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Anna85
Aug 29, 2014 8:31 am
elemist
elemist
29 August 2014

How many attempts at designing plans?

How many attempts at designing plans?
WA

Go Nuts... Most project builders allow unlimited revisions during the sales process. It's only when it goes in for proper drafting that they start to get picky with…

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elemist
Aug 29, 2014 1:24 am
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
29 August 2014

Redink Build in Darling Downs WA

Redink Build in Darling Downs WA
WA

I think I know where you may be building. Nice little pocket. Can't wait to see plans

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Perth_Euro
Aug 29, 2014 12:25 am
Avenger
Avenger
28 August 2014

builder search in wa

builder search in wa
WA

Our build is at the fastest pace in our stage. Post all approval it took us 7 days to get the slab. I will suggest you to compare the new gen promotional house with CL.

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Avenger
Aug 28, 2014 11:54 pm
Devang
Devang
28 August 2014

Summit Homes (Pre-Start costings)

Summit Homes (Pre-Start costings)
WA

Who was the sales rep? Can you please share the contact details of the rep? Hi and thank you for your…

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Devang
Aug 28, 2014 5:00 pm
bletchleybuild
bletchleybuild
28 August 2014

Rock Salt Velour Finish

Rock Salt Velour Finish
WA

Yes, I used it for my laundry. I think it goes really well with my cabinets. (My house is modern country style, but hope the photos…

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bletchleybuild
Aug 28, 2014 4:12 pm
whzzz28
whzzz28
28 August 2014

Some add ons, but is the builder taking the p*ss?

Some add ons, but is the builder taking the p*ss?
ACT

Suspct covered them all nicely, but two cents on some items: 1) Expensive even with tiles included. At that cost it would want to be rectified porcelain, if its standard…

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whzzz28
Aug 28, 2014 1:33 pm
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
28 August 2014

Recessed Shaving / Medicine Cabinet - Structural integrity?

Recessed Shaving / Medicine Cabinet - Structural integrity?
WA

If its on an external double brick walk you need to have a third brick wall built against the inside of the double brick. Otherwise you can't put in a recess as you would…

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xxkatxx
Aug 28, 2014 11:44 am
Laney
Laney
28 August 2014

New Build - Orchard Rise Berwick VIC

New Build - Orchard Rise Berwick VIC
VIC

Hi again, How is everyone's build going? Our land settles on Monday 1st Sept. Our plans & permits are all in place, so we are ready to start building straight after…

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Laney
Aug 28, 2014 8:36 am
RoseN
RoseN
27 August 2014

Riverwalk - Werribee Guidelines

Riverwalk - Werribee Guidelines
VIC

Hi Drekko, Our friend built their home in riverwalk. They said there were a lot of additional upgrades they needed to get in accordance to the estate guildlines, which…

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RoseN
Aug 27, 2014 9:56 pm
Suntec
Suntec
27 August 2014

Tender and Contract appointment. Any pointers?

Tender and Contract appointment. Any pointers?
VIC

Thank you everyone for your input. I am much wiser and better informed after reading through all your suggestions and tips. Certainly will not be fooled into signing the…

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Suntec
Aug 27, 2014 9:23 pm
butterflyjulz
butterflyjulz
27 August 2014

WHAT COLOUR ALUMINIUM WINDOWS?

WHAT COLOUR ALUMINIUM WINDOWS?
NSW

Hi All - any thoughts on white v silver/grey v black window frames? Our windows are aluminium and our other external colours are light grey bricks (PGH Moon Dust), white…

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butterflyjulz
Aug 27, 2014 1:28 pm
he82306
he82306
27 August 2014

Building with Homestart

Building with Homestart

Does anyone know who the managing director of Homestart is. Thanks

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he82306
Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am


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