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Darali
Darali
29 May 2014

Finance questions

Finance questions
WA

our lender (Bankwest) is requesting quotes for Curtains/Blinds(Appropiate Window Treatment, according to its wording) . We are not really sure about what kind of treatment…

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Darali
May 29, 2014 7:05 pm
Darali
GlennGreaves
GlennGreaves
29 May 2014

Custom Build - Central Coast, How find best builder for us??

Custom Build - Central Coast, How find best builder for us??
NSW

Hi, hope I can get some suggestions from helpful people We are building a custom-designed house on the Central Coast and would like to use a local builder. Our house will…

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GlennGreaves
May 29, 2014 6:59 pm
dsbuild
dsbuild
29 May 2014

Sherridon v Burbank

Sherridon v Burbank
VIC

I suppose the good news is that Burbank seem to fix the problem quickly without any delays??? (Glass half full…

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dsbuild
May 29, 2014 2:40 pm
Skyblues
Skyblues
29 May 2014

Late Completion of Works - Contract Stage

Late Completion of Works - Contract Stage
SA

Hi, I am hoping this thread can attract the experience and opinions of many people as this seems to be the issue that has the potential to cause great headache. We are…

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Skyblues
May 29, 2014 1:05 pm
PixelBit
PixelBit
29 May 2014

Aveling build

Aveling build
WA
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Looks great Janice, good job for paving the path to your mailbox yourselves.

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PixelBit
May 29, 2014 1:06 am
Bunya Street
Bunya Street
28 May 2014

Land registration

Land registration
NSW

Hi..has anyone got any update on the land registration for stage 10 in brooks reach, wollongong.....???

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Bunya Street
May 28, 2014 11:10 pm
Renski
Renski
28 May 2014

Eden Brae vs Elderton

Eden Brae vs Elderton
NSW

We just finished with EBH and have not had any experience dealing with Elderton. Every builder will have their good and bad points. In the end choose who you feel…

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Renski
May 28, 2014 10:16 pm

Land size amended - What are our options

Land size amended - What are our options
VIC

Seek legal advice. Most states offer a basic free service. How could it not be a material variation?? They are changing the terms of the contract and what has been…

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Building the Dream
May 28, 2014 9:52 pm
trambay
trambay
28 May 2014

Potential quality issues

Potential quality issues
QLD
1, 2

I think they poured the slab too short, the frame is pre-made according to the drawings I remember someone here said, so it should be concreter's fault :( If I was you I…

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trambay
May 28, 2014 9:05 pm
The Ebs
The Ebs
28 May 2014

Remove painting/electrics from Contract - Plantation Homes

Remove painting/electrics from Contract - Plantation Homes
QLD

Not too sure about the electrical work. How much would you be omitting out of the contract. I only ask because if you plan on doing majority of the work later then your…

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The Ebs
May 28, 2014 7:55 pm
The Ebs
gipps
gipps
28 May 2014

Opinions on house plan and positioning

Opinions on house plan and positioning
VIC
1, 2

bump, any thoughts on this plan? Many thanks,

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gipps
May 28, 2014 3:06 pm
Sherridon Homes
Sherridon Homes
28 May 2014

Anyone built with Sherridon Homes, Vic?

Anyone built with Sherridon Homes, Vic?
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Is anyone building an Orlando home from Sherridon with a racked ceiling?

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Sherridon Homes
May 28, 2014 12:06 pm
Smlee
Smlee
28 May 2014

Bulkhead question???

Bulkhead question???
NSW

Yes, Bulkhead when in with kichen cabinetry.

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Smlee
May 28, 2014 10:17 am
pl-ks
pl-ks
28 May 2014

Oak Gardens Keysborough

Oak Gardens Keysborough
VIC
1, 2

adsl 2+ has finally been provisioned... synched at 20mbps down& 1.3mbps up. Heard the neighbors on church road actually managed to get fibre...

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pl-ks
May 28, 2014 9:44 am
MissyP
MissyP
28 May 2014

Hillcrest build at Wavell Heights - Adenbrook

Hillcrest build at Wavell Heights - Adenbrook
QLD
1, 2, 3

Oh Hillcrest, yep, you win. What on earth did you do in a past life?! Here's hoping no issues arise in the next seven years. Are you loving it though?

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MissyP
May 28, 2014 1:11 am
MissyP
divine_home
divine_home
27 May 2014

Selling own home while building H&L package - any advice?

Selling own home while building H&L package - any advice?
ACT

Just wondering if anyone has bought a house and land package, split the contract, settled on land first and tried to sell their own home to finance the construction and…

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divine_home
May 28, 2014 12:07 am
Daizy Sydney
Daizy Sydney
27 May 2014

Yet another Taubmans white paint question

Yet another Taubmans white paint question
QLD
1, 2

Hi.. Does anyone have a photo you can share of a Taubmans Crisp White on Walls against a ceiling white? We are almost ready for paint and…

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Daizy Sydney
May 27, 2014 3:03 pm
cpaces
cpaces
27 May 2014

Building Aspiration 35 Wisdom Homes at the Ponds

Building Aspiration 35 Wisdom Homes at the Ponds
NSW
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Yes. Have been using it since day one. So far it's ok for its function. It all depends on your mobile coverage. Sometimes the push notification can be late when you're…

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cpaces
May 27, 2014 2:29 pm
don_seafarer
don_seafarer
27 May 2014

Has anyone built with Amano Homes?

Has anyone built with Amano Homes?
WA

Hi there - we are also at that point of picking a builder for our 2 storey home and Amano have come in with a competitive costing - We are keen to talk to people who have…

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don_seafarer
May 27, 2014 10:07 am
jakht
jakht
26 May 2014

Willowdale ( leppington)

Willowdale ( leppington)
NSW
1, 2

I had an email this afternoon that 1d is registered and we are getting closer to settlement. Did 1a 1b and 1c got anything like settlement dates?

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jakht
May 26, 2014 8:17 pm
Treasure101
Treasure101
26 May 2014

Premiere Heights

Premiere Heights
WA

Anyone else building at Premiere Heights at southern river?

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Treasure101
May 26, 2014 6:46 pm

Homebuyers Centre Ultimate St Marks - Avalon at Baldivis

Homebuyers Centre Ultimate St Marks - Avalon at Baldivis
WA
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Hi Tezzle, What a great feed this is of your building journey! How is the home now you've moved in? Here to help if you need anything! Adrienne - Homebuyers Centre

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HomebuyersCentre1
May 26, 2014 5:35 pm
HomebuyersCentre1

Lethe's House - Baldivis, Homebuyers Centre - WE HAVE KEYS!!

Lethe's House - Baldivis, Homebuyers Centre - WE HAVE KEYS!!
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi Lethe, Congratulations on your new home! I've loved looking back over your forum and reading about your journey. Hopefully you've moved in and getting settled. Enjoy…

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HomebuyersCentre1
May 26, 2014 5:22 pm
HomebuyersCentre1
AudreyGreenwood
AudreyGreenwood
26 May 2014

Aveley-Dale Alcock - Moving In :)

Aveley-Dale Alcock - Moving In :)
WA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

The house is looking really fantastic! And in such a quick time after moving everything seems to be up and running already! Not a packing box in sight at all! If it were…

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AudreyGreenwood
May 26, 2014 2:28 pm
AudreyGreenwood
DreamHome23
DreamHome23
26 May 2014

Council Approvals

Council Approvals
VIC

Hi all, We are building the Waldorf 48 in the South Eastern suburbs with PD. We fall within Greater Dandenong Council. Just wondering what the process is with regards to…

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DreamHome23
May 26, 2014 12:57 pm
DreamHome23
DreamHome23
26 May 2014

HELP PLS! Abolishment of Gas and Electricity

HELP PLS! Abolishment of Gas and Electricity
VIC

Thank you for the comments.. Just praying that we meet the timeframes

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DreamHome23
May 26, 2014 12:50 pm

The Playground, Coolbellup

The Playground, Coolbellup
WA

Hi Guys, Is anyone building in the Playground at Coolbellup? Would be good to connect and also see how you are dealing with the DAP restrictions.

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FirstHomieCoolbellup
May 26, 2014 12:30 pm
ayaman
ayaman
26 May 2014

Anyone built with "Inprofile Built?"

Anyone built with "Inprofile Built?"
VIC

Hello, Has anyone in Melbourne used a building company called "Inprofile Built?" They are based in Beaumaris I believe. Any reviews would be greatly appreciated as I love…

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ayaman
May 26, 2014 11:14 am
insider
insider
26 May 2014

Porter Davis - Cost of upgrade from M class to H class slab

Porter Davis - Cost of upgrade from M class to H class slab
VIC

That's interesting a H1 indicates that it is a highly reactive clay site but if there was a house removed over your building envelope then usually it is a class P…

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insider
May 26, 2014 8:35 am
insider
snowing
snowing
26 May 2014

Glass balustrade after handover

Glass balustrade after handover
SA

It may just worth to pay for the builder margin and let your builder do this one to have it covered in builder's warranty. If not done properly, especially for stairs or…

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snowing
May 26, 2014 8:07 am
snowing
snowing
25 May 2014

Busby Homes

Busby Homes
VIC

I had deal with them in the past. It really depends on who is working on your project. The first one I approached gave me good info and some concept plans as to what I…

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snowing
May 25, 2014 10:56 pm
bpratt
bpratt
25 May 2014

Light Switch Height? 1020?

Light Switch Height? 1020?
NSW

Just went out to our new house, and the noggins in the wall are right around the 1150 to 1250 mark, so we are going to have to put them down at 1050mm high. Went around…

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bpratt
May 25, 2014 7:25 pm
SuperBrisbane
SuperBrisbane
25 May 2014

The cost of increasing ceiling heights

The cost of increasing ceiling heights
NSW

Its complicated in this way, when we have not been told about the location and ceiling ..Please…

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SuperBrisbane
May 25, 2014 3:51 pm
Mrs Brown Bear
Mrs Brown Bear
25 May 2014

Boundary survey shows neighbours are occupying our land

Boundary survey shows neighbours are occupying our land
SA

I'm going to be going through this as well. Our neighbours have the fence about 20cm onto our land. It's not in fantastic shape either. Their property is an investment…

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Mrs Brown Bear
May 25, 2014 11:25 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
25 May 2014

Handover and PCI same day??

Handover and PCI same day??
QLD

Worked OK for us. You must take your time and check everything - AND look up !!! You'll probably find they have already marked a few things- eg paint work, marks etc. …

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Saint Mike
May 25, 2014 10:43 am
Saint Mike
bpratt
bpratt
24 May 2014

Mortar colour

Mortar colour
VIC

I'd go for the lighter coloured mortar with the lighter coloured bricks. We're going with Boral Sandstone Gold (double height) with off-white mortar with our build.

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bpratt
May 25, 2014 12:10 am
sauso
sauso
24 May 2014

Building in Curlewis - JG King Homes

Building in Curlewis - JG King Homes
VIC

My site cost were were 15k plus 5 for bal. wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. We require some piers and a cut as we have natural fill on the block.

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sauso
May 24, 2014 10:32 pm

Internal painting and "orange peel"

Internal painting and "orange peel"

I'm certainly no expert but I am wondering if they used a roller on the timber instead of a brush?

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Building the Dream
May 24, 2014 8:18 pm
suzan
suzan
24 May 2014

pop out bathroom mirror please help!

pop out bathroom mirror please help!
NSW

My builder put mirrors in different style in bathroom and ensuite. Bathroom mirror is pop out (floating) from wall but was not fully tiled at the back of the mirror.( I…

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suzan
May 24, 2014 9:18 am
Mandy67
Mandy67
23 May 2014

Our Journey With Taylor's Estate,Caversham & Redink Colours

Our Journey With Taylor's Estate,Caversham & Redink Colours
WA
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Water pressure seems fine, infernal. Yes, I have managed to fall asleep in it, melsie! :) but not all night, lol! Got it from go- go's in Ozzie Park.

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Mandy67
May 24, 2014 12:00 am
MichaelQ
MichaelQ
23 May 2014

Building the Sahara Q1 by Henley- WE HAVE THE KEYS!!!

Building the Sahara Q1 by Henley- WE HAVE THE KEYS!!!
1 ... 47, 48, 49

Hi tengals. Can you please provide access to your building…

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MichaelQ
May 23, 2014 11:45 pm
MichaelQ
MichaelQ
23 May 2014

Custom Build - Melbourne

Custom Build - Melbourne
VIC

As I understand it, it is something to do with the Stormwater. We have to run the stormwater thru our neighbours property (sub-divided lot) due to…

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MichaelQ
May 23, 2014 11:40 pm
bpratt
bpratt
23 May 2014

Free fill south west syd

Free fill south west syd
NSW

I think we get the idea after all of your posts that you have some clean fill to get rid of. :)

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bpratt
May 23, 2014 11:08 pm
bashworth
bashworth
23 May 2014

Interim Occupation Certificate

Interim Occupation Certificate
NSW

Its possible to get an occupancy certificate before the house is finished. see http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2012/02/10- ... cy-permit/

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bashworth
May 23, 2014 5:51 pm
bashworth
greendreamer
greendreamer
23 May 2014

Advice for Sustainable Build on a budget in Perth

Advice for Sustainable Build on a budget in Perth
WA
1, 2

sounds good. We've got our design sorted -166m2 & pretty simple design, basically 3 rectangles joined together. I'm still optimistic that this is acheivable for us &…

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greendreamer
May 23, 2014 5:39 pm
felicity01
felicity01
23 May 2014

The Monteray New Generation Hammond Park- Kitchen cabinetry?

The Monteray New Generation Hammond Park- Kitchen cabinetry?
WA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

So the reticulation was put in last week and the hubby is putting down some top soil this weekend so the lawn can go down the weekend after that. For our backyard we are…

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felicity01
May 23, 2014 12:56 pm
felicity01
mesophyte
mesophyte
23 May 2014

Soil Type - New house in Point cook

Soil Type - New house in Point cook
VIC

If the soil test says P, then you should build P class. Even if it ends up…

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mesophyte
May 23, 2014 10:36 am

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