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Tony1993
Tony1993
11 April 2014

Surveying prior to purchasing land?

Surveying prior to purchasing land?
VIC

Alright sounds good, and im in South East Melbourne. Regarding surveying (topographical to see building viability) before purchasing or offering ona parcel of land, is…

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Tony1993
Apr 11, 2014 12:15 pm
Marmalade
Marmalade
11 April 2014

Huxley Homes

Huxley Homes
NSW

and if you buy now, you get a free set of steak knives (to put in your new kitchen of course) :)

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Marmalade
Apr 11, 2014 12:04 pm
radtech
radtech
11 April 2014

Building with Champion Homes

Building with Champion Homes
NSW

Hi, shiritha! Thank you. Congratulations to you as well on your Champion Homes' build. My experience so far with CH is the usual average. They accommodate your…

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radtech
Apr 11, 2014 12:00 pm
radtech
maverick343
maverick343
11 April 2014

Antenna, Home Theatre and Security Camera

Antenna, Home Theatre and Security Camera
NSW

Hey guys, Handover scheduled for next week. Does anyone know of someone who does home theatre, antenna and security installations in Sydney? Much appreciated. Cheers, Maverick

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maverick343
Apr 11, 2014 11:52 am
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
10 April 2014

Building with new generation homes in southwest WA

Building with new generation homes in southwest WA
WA

welcome!!!! I love this forum too! maybe too much at times, it hard to stay off

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2-cupcakes-pls
Apr 10, 2014 9:33 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
10 April 2014

Can someone please explain to me what a "Parapet Wall" is?

Can someone please explain to me what a "Parapet Wall" is?
QLD

Interesting. We have a parapet wall on our garage that is on the boundary. I checked our contract and the variation to "provide parapet to existing wall including…

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OurLindrum52
Apr 10, 2014 4:43 pm
nuadventure8
nuadventure8
10 April 2014

brikmakers vs boral

brikmakers vs boral
WA

I can't believe no one has any comments to make on this lol. Come on peeps would love to hear your thoughts :)

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nuadventure8
Apr 10, 2014 3:23 pm
undisclosed
undisclosed
10 April 2014

Victorian Home Choice builders- anyone know of them?

Victorian Home Choice builders- anyone know of them?
VIC

My God they are horrible. steer completely clear of them. late hand over, poor quality workmanship, zero custoemr service level. I have things breaking, cracking,…

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undisclosed
Apr 10, 2014 3:11 pm
sharonpete8
sharonpete8
10 April 2014

Aveling Airconditioning package

Aveling Airconditioning package
WA

Hi all, We are currently awaiting final documents but we were wondering if someone here may know something about Aveling's LG Reverse Cycle Airconditioning package. The…

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sharonpete8
Apr 10, 2014 1:43 pm
Sailor Dave
Sailor Dave
10 April 2014

Anyone building at cloverlea estate victoria????

Anyone building at cloverlea estate victoria????
VIC

Hi Sanna, We are building on lot 1014, Sherwood Road and the Builder is Boutique. Single Story. Now the fun begins as Settlement goes through this week

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Sailor Dave
Apr 10, 2014 8:16 am
Sailor Dave
jwood
jwood
10 April 2014

Building with Coral Homes, Huxley Home or Eden Brae - NSW

Building with Coral Homes, Huxley Home or Eden Brae - NSW
NSW

After careful consideration my wife and I have decided to put pen to paper about our experience with Huxley Homes, we have read so many horror stories about couples that…

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jwood
Apr 10, 2014 8:02 am
building-expert
building-expert
10 April 2014

asbestos buried underground

asbestos buried underground
VIC

You should contact asbestos removal specialists for a second opinion

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building-expert
Apr 10, 2014 7:25 am
building-expert
Graham3196
Graham3196
9 April 2014

Building a slab

Building a slab
WA

Thanks Matt All's well. Cheers Graham

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Graham3196
Apr 09, 2014 8:31 pm
elle
elle
9 April 2014

Painter Reccomendations WA SOR

Painter Reccomendations WA SOR
WA

Can anyone reccomend a good painter that is qualified with a reasonable price? For south of river (North Dandalup). Any info much appreciated! Photos even better ::lol::

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elle
Apr 09, 2014 8:29 pm
tezzab
tezzab
9 April 2014

Building in potential BAL-FZ zone

Building in potential BAL-FZ zone
VIC

Had a chat with Council or CFA? Find your local CFA HQ, as that may be where their assessors are situated. Your Planning Permit application to Council gets sent to them…

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tezzab
Apr 09, 2014 7:54 pm
tezzab
Bigblock7
Bigblock7
9 April 2014

Travertine or slate imported from China

Travertine or slate imported from China
SA

It really depends on the quantity - you can bring anything in, but price depends on the amount. I would also be wary of bringing any quantity in without inspecting it…

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Bigblock7
Apr 09, 2014 5:36 pm
Bigblock7
anthb
anthb
9 April 2014

Taylors Real Estate - Snowdon Homes

Taylors Real Estate - Snowdon Homes
VIC

Hi There I noticed you were thinking of building with Snowdon. I was just wondering if you went through with it and if so how was your experience with them as I am also…

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anthb
Apr 09, 2014 4:57 pm
building-expert
building-expert
9 April 2014

Tiling variations - whats standard practise?

Tiling variations - whats standard practise?
WA

As a QS I can tell you that Standard Method of Measurement of Building Works requires work to be measured net of waste. However here you are not dealing with professional…

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building-expert
Apr 09, 2014 3:18 pm
building-expert
nsnvas
nsnvas
9 April 2014

Knock down and build new home with JG King - VIC

Knock down and build new home with JG King - VIC
VIC

Hi, I've started knock down and rebuild double storey home with JG King in South east of Victoria. I am bit nervous with my process. Anyone got any experience…

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nsnvas
Apr 09, 2014 2:48 pm
mcarthur
mcarthur
9 April 2014

Independent Building Inspections

Independent Building Inspections

I'm in ACT, but the building is in NSW. You're quite right about access, but if your builder isn't mentally stable and refuses you access - literally locks the doors and…

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mcarthur
Apr 09, 2014 2:38 pm

An example of why back flow regulations exist.

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SaveH2O
Apr 09, 2014 9:07 am
SaveH2O
hash_nanay
hash_nanay
9 April 2014

Building the Kallara 33 by Porter Davis - Pre-Plaster

Building the Kallara 33 by Porter Davis - Pre-Plaster
VIC

We realized our portico need tiles but not sure what is the best. Wonder what others have chosen.

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hash_nanay
Apr 09, 2014 8:51 am
joannek
joannek
9 April 2014

What to check in a building contract?

What to check in a building contract?
WA

Just realized we didn't specify frosted glass for the bathrooms. Definitely going to scare the neighbours unless we do something to remedy that. Grr The thing you think…

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joannek
Apr 09, 2014 2:32 am
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
1 ... 7, 8, 9

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
1 ... 4, 5, 6

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


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