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GillyM
Mar 19, 2014 10:59 am
GillyM
Forg
Forg
19 March 2014

Is this acceptable ?

Is this acceptable ?
NSW

Is it possible it'll be fixed such that you wouldn't know it had ever been damaged? IMHO if you can tell it's been repaired, you have cause for complaint. If they fix it…

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Forg
Mar 19, 2014 10:40 am
dcox
dcox
18 March 2014

Integrity Homes NSW

Integrity Homes NSW
NSW

Thanks for your replies guys. We did notice the tender was vague. I question everything because I think the quote was way too high & you don't know what's included &…

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dcox
Mar 18, 2014 9:23 pm
jenathome
jenathome
18 March 2014

Steel frames and wireless/mobile signal

Steel frames and wireless/mobile signal
NSW

Hi Everyone, A quick question that I don't know the answer to. Someone here surely will. There are many people building their homes with steel frames rather than timber…

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jenathome
Mar 18, 2014 12:15 pm
jenathome
jenathome
jenathome
18 March 2014

Electric water heater

Electric water heater
NSW

Hi Fisher75, I found this link that might be of use to…

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jenathome
Mar 18, 2014 11:52 am
jenathome
daniel2ya
daniel2ya
18 March 2014

My Home Building experience

My Home Building experience
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Yes its been much better under the new SS. A few very minor things but they have all been fixed pretty quick

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daniel2ya
Mar 18, 2014 7:51 am
CountryHome
CountryHome
18 March 2014

Help! brick choices

Help! brick choices
VIC
1, 2

Look at you now Emily, posting away all these pics like an old pro!! :z: :lol: If I was going brown, I'd go barwon or mocha. They seem the most warm and homely of the brown…

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CountryHome
Mar 18, 2014 6:12 am
CountryHome
sassy10
sassy10
17 March 2014

NEW BUILD - HOUSE COLOURS HELP

NEW BUILD - HOUSE COLOURS HELP
NSW

Thanks everyone, Ive been away from here for a while but have decided on Walnut roof jasper gutters dune windows,doors and garage door blackheath brick monument boards I…

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sassy10
Mar 17, 2014 2:06 pm
vxoos0
vxoos0
17 March 2014

Knockdown/rebuild - pay for electricity during build?

Knockdown/rebuild - pay for electricity during build?
NSW

It is to my disgust to learn that in Australia the builder can actually put the payment of utilities into the contract for the owner to pay. The price of building a house…

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vxoos0
Mar 17, 2014 1:52 pm
at the avenue
at the avenue
17 March 2014

anyone building with rawson / wisdom @ georges fair?

anyone building with rawson / wisdom @ georges fair?
NSW

Hi Yiptee, Did you end up going with the Huntley 31? We are planning the Huntley 30 with RH. our land has just been registered and if the final surveys come in ok we…

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at the avenue
Mar 17, 2014 1:38 pm
Forg
Forg
17 March 2014

Cost comparison colourbond Vs. Linea Flat Roof Tiles?

Cost comparison colourbond Vs. Linea Flat Roof Tiles?
QLD

If this is for a custom build, then I can't answer the question. But if it's for a project home, the answer depends on the builder. The reality seems to be that, on a…

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Forg
Mar 17, 2014 12:55 pm
vladmari
vladmari
17 March 2014

dux continuous hot wat system

dux continuous hot wat system
NSW

we will have dux system installed and it will be just outside on the wall

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vladmari
Mar 17, 2014 12:44 pm
vladmari
robbie55
robbie55
17 March 2014

Electrical layout and budget ideas

Electrical layout and budget ideas
NSW

Hi Darali - no its was really just to having the wiring in place, TBH I hadn't considered the weight so there may be a bit of fiddling around but at least all the wires…

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robbie55
Mar 17, 2014 10:46 am
robbie55
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Nicci
Mar 17, 2014 10:21 am
d@n
d@n
17 March 2014

Exterior Colour Schemes: examples

Exterior Colour Schemes: examples
WA

Best to get real life samples and test them out under different light conditions.

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d@n
Mar 17, 2014 7:30 am
IssyandOzzy
IssyandOzzy
16 March 2014

Sienna woods lot release

Sienna woods lot release
WA

Hi Iki, Im Issy and Im not building in sienna wood but Im close to you :P Were building in Springtime Estate in Haynes :) To be honest, you really want to shop around for…

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IssyandOzzy
Mar 16, 2014 9:22 pm
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
16 March 2014

Using sheets as temporary curtains

Using sheets as temporary curtains
VIC

Wish I saw this earlier! Spotlight actually have curtain rods that you extend to the length of the inside of the Window. They have rubber ends and just sit there without…

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xxkatxx
Mar 16, 2014 8:51 pm
1rocky
1rocky
16 March 2014

I'm Building but when should I sell my current home?

I'm Building but when should I sell my current home?
VIC

start decluttering and if you can move as much into storage . my house started in november 2012 i put the house on the market mid jan 2013 aand it sold in three weeks …

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1rocky
Mar 16, 2014 8:48 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
16 March 2014

Walk-in robes. Are they worth it?

Walk-in robes. Are they worth it?
NSW
1, 2

Wow that looks amazing, kind of an exotic asian influence and I love the ottoman :D

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Treeseachanger
Mar 16, 2014 7:45 pm
rlogikal
rlogikal
16 March 2014

Builder made us pay for brickwork in our portico

Builder made us pay for brickwork in our portico
WA

Our plans, to us, say brickwork to 35c in our portico, yet builder has installed hardiflex above 31C. We had to pay extra for the bricks to 35C. Builder claims the…

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rlogikal
Mar 16, 2014 10:39 am
rlogikal
mattski
mattski
16 March 2014

Park Central estate: Which Builder? Please help!

Park Central estate: Which Builder? Please help!
VIC

Hi Dakota, Which builder are you going through? We ended up going with Arden, changed the design and getting concrete as well :) Which number are you in park central? :D

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mattski
Mar 16, 2014 8:39 am
blackburn_duplex
blackburn_duplex
15 March 2014

Duplex townhouse in Blackburn sold for $986,000 - thoughts?

Duplex townhouse in Blackburn sold for $986,000 - thoughts?
VIC

Hi All, We went to the auction of 8 Almondsbury Court in Blackburn this morning: http://www.realestate.com.au/property-h ... -116133991 With 4-5 bidders it ended up…

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blackburn_duplex
Mar 15, 2014 1:47 pm
bashworth
bashworth
15 March 2014

Base Payment by Credit Card

Base Payment by Credit Card
VIC

I paid the deposit on my last house by credit card for the FF points, but for all other payments we would have had to pay a credit card surcharge so we used bank transfer.

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bashworth
Mar 15, 2014 12:22 pm
bashworth
CountryHome
CountryHome
15 March 2014

Jarrah vs Orient bricks - help!

Jarrah vs Orient bricks - help!
VIC

Thanks :) at least I've ruled out the mocha. One down, 56283004828030 to go :lol:

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CountryHome
Mar 15, 2014 6:40 am
CountryHome
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


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