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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
jack_nohe
jack_nohe
5 March 2014

Tender, Design, and Fixed Price Contract - Duration

Tender, Design, and Fixed Price Contract - Duration
NSW

What's the average time it would take from starting the tender process through to obtaining a completed design and fixed price contract? I'm looking at a standard design…

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jack_nohe
Mar 05, 2014 4:14 pm
Rubes
Rubes
5 March 2014

First time builders - Ventura - Australind!!!

First time builders - Ventura - Australind!!!
WA
1, 2

Oh no!! That would be devastating :( I'm sure it will still look great with the splashback though.

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Rubes
Mar 05, 2014 2:54 pm
TinaG
TinaG
5 March 2014

Polystyrene walls vs Brick

Polystyrene walls vs Brick

I don't recall the brand sorry Stewie, they were from Melbourne I believe

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TinaG
Mar 05, 2014 2:14 pm
aden_jones
aden_jones
5 March 2014

Why build a home in the Redland Shire?

Why build a home in the Redland Shire?
QLD

I recently created a Blog post for Leafe Construction about building in the Redlands Shire. Any feedback, or suggestions, would be most…

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aden_jones
Mar 05, 2014 1:06 pm
cornellengineers
cornellengineers
5 March 2014

flood restricted building

flood restricted building
NSW

Hi homage Perhaps start with a building designer that lives/works in your area. They'll be familiar with the rules and the cheapest way to meet them. Let me know if you…

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cornellengineers
Mar 05, 2014 10:30 am
cornellengineers
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
4 March 2014

Plantation shutters how much?

Plantation shutters how much?
1, 2

My dad lives in china and flys over three times a year, I could get him to check it out. I am unsure about getting it from china. What if something goes wrong?

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2-cupcakes-pls
Mar 04, 2014 10:06 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
robbie55
robbie55
4 March 2014

Tiler recommendations for Spring Farm

Tiler recommendations for Spring Farm
NSW

Can't help with any first hand referrals but Camden Valley Tiles in Narellan were friendly and helpful, I'm sure they'd be able to give you some names. Frank was the guys…

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robbie55
Mar 04, 2014 8:46 pm
robbie55
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michnchris
Mar 04, 2014 7:01 pm
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Bax27
Mar 04, 2014 6:32 pm
Abbycaddaby
Abbycaddaby
4 March 2014

DAH, Vision One, Red Ink....who to choose??

DAH, Vision One, Red Ink....who to choose??
WA

I'm at the tail end of a build similar to yours ... building a 4/5 by 2 house in Jarrahdale with an attached one bed "granny" flat for my dad. I chose to build with Redink…

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Abbycaddaby
Mar 04, 2014 6:23 pm
Abbycaddaby
Liliana
Liliana
4 March 2014

Project Builders - Contracts

Project Builders - Contracts
VIC

The Building Designer's Association contract has the option of either a retention sum or bank guarantees but a volume builder wouldn't use this contract I don't think.

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Liliana
Mar 04, 2014 5:34 pm
txateu
txateu
4 March 2014

Txateu's Build - Mainvue Amalfi 532

Txateu's Build - Mainvue Amalfi 532
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

The driveway looks great. Agree on the SHW, i don't reckon its of any benefit really, one of those things that only sounds good in…

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txateu
Mar 04, 2014 2:20 pm
Hamilton23
Hamilton23
4 March 2014

Building Inspector Recommendations - SE Melbourne

Building Inspector Recommendations - SE Melbourne
VIC

New home inspections is also good and service the Berwick area.

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Hamilton23
Mar 04, 2014 12:58 pm
seefuss
seefuss
4 March 2014

Builders just "disappearing" URBAYNE HOMES - ADVICE?

Builders just "disappearing" URBAYNE HOMES - ADVICE?
NSW

Hi All, Urbayne had a death on one of their sites in June 2011 and they were charged by Worksafe with negligence. (A cleaner fell off a ladder hit his head and…

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seefuss
Mar 04, 2014 10:01 am
YoungStar
YoungStar
3 March 2014

Advice Pls: Best Season to Start Building Your House?

Advice Pls: Best Season to Start Building Your House?
VIC

We are in a similar situation. After massive delays last year, our builder finally started last month, we have just had site cut & piering done…

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YoungStar
Mar 03, 2014 9:47 pm
Ari
Ari
3 March 2014

And our site costs are in...your thoughts???

And our site costs are in...your thoughts???
VIC

Dont forget provisional can go up as well as down. From memory they can only increase it by a certain percentage. Might be worth finding out by how much so you can budget…

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Ari
Mar 03, 2014 8:22 pm
H220
H220
3 March 2014

Bank and undervaluing Land/House?

Bank and undervaluing Land/House?
VIC

Hello All, im looking at building my first home and currently looking at blocks in Wallan, Vic. Just a question how often has it come up for other people that when you…

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H220
Mar 03, 2014 7:34 pm
aussiebell
aussiebell
3 March 2014

Tesoro - Koo Wee Rup

Tesoro - Koo Wee Rup
VIC

Hi there , just wondering if you have an idea of site costs yet in Koo Wee Rup? looking at building there too.

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aussiebell
Mar 03, 2014 1:29 pm
MJEK-UK
MJEK-UK
3 March 2014

Building in Shell Cove

Building in Shell Cove
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi everyone, I know your tread was a while back now, but I'm hoping a few of you might still be around and able to help us? We made a trip to Shell Cove over the school…

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MJEK-UK
Mar 03, 2014 12:11 pm
MJEK-UK
MJEK-UK
3 March 2014

Shell Cove Ballot Land Release

Shell Cove Ballot Land Release
NSW

Hi, I know your post was a while ago, but we are now looking to do the same thing and I wondered how you got on? Was it as scary as you thought? Did you get your block…

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MJEK-UK
Mar 03, 2014 12:09 pm
zappa141
zappa141
3 March 2014

Edmondson Park

Edmondson Park
NSW

Hi Michael, Thanks for the elaborate response. Appreciate it, Its definitely reassuring given that we managed to secure a block of land in the last landcom release!!!…

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zappa141
Mar 03, 2014 11:18 am
TiredHalo
TiredHalo
3 March 2014

Building the Drysdale 30

Building the Drysdale 30
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Coming along nicely! Liking your kitchen. Nice that the tiler is checking with you on the tiles.

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TiredHalo
Mar 03, 2014 8:50 am
TiredHalo
blackbeauty
blackbeauty
3 March 2014

Cost of an extra garage

Cost of an extra garage
NSW

We raised our question with the sales.The sales checked the draft drawings, admitted the error, called the estimator, got the reply was the error in the draft drawings.…

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blackbeauty
Mar 03, 2014 7:42 am
kristal_chev
kristal_chev
2 March 2014

Sand Sand Sand

Sand Sand Sand
WA

Welcome and good luck with the build. I'm new on here as well. Sounds like you have the sand covered now. Awesome! Is this your first build?

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kristal_chev
Mar 02, 2014 4:30 pm
kristal_chev
Dan_sydney
Dan_sydney
2 March 2014

What site costs to plan for before building with M3tricon

What site costs to plan for before building with M3tricon
NSW

Hi Alexf40, We are building with Metricon on the lns in Sydney as a knock-down project. I will send you some more detailed costs on pm.

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Dan_sydney
Mar 02, 2014 12:02 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 March 2014

6 bed floor plans needed!!

6 bed floor plans needed!!
VIC

and i have to a ask,do you have a tv? Haha, steevo. Tsk tsk! Stewie

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Stewie D
Mar 02, 2014 9:44 am
Megs25
Megs25
2 March 2014

quarry rubble for sale - adelaide

quarry rubble for sale - adelaide
SA

hi all I have about 4 tonnes of quarry rubble for sale in northern suburbs of Adelaide. $20 tonne trailer load. please let me know if your interested

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Megs25
Mar 02, 2014 9:15 am
xxxKGJxxx
xxxKGJxxx
1 March 2014

Building our first home in Pearsall, WA - Retaining issue!

Building our first home in Pearsall, WA - Retaining issue!
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

I agree about his thoroughness and higher standards than previous SS. Hey that's…

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xxxKGJxxx
Mar 01, 2014 2:56 pm
xxxKGJxxx
tsmith
tsmith
1 March 2014

help choosing a builder and sales person

help choosing a builder and sales person
WA
1, 2

We have chosen New Generation Homes, please see http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=69893

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tsmith
Mar 01, 2014 2:45 pm
Immy
Immy
1 March 2014

Registered Land

Registered Land
NSW

Hi Everyone Long shot, but does anyone know of anywhere with Registered land in the Camden region? Thanks!

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Immy
Mar 01, 2014 9:22 am
kidsbuggingme
kidsbuggingme
1 March 2014

Help please - Sewer connection for KDRB

Help please - Sewer connection for KDRB
NSW

Ours is at the back of our property, not even close to that cost.

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kidsbuggingme
Mar 01, 2014 7:07 am
kidsbuggingme
Greyman
Greyman
28 February 2014

Recommend a steel frame builder in north-west Sydney?

Recommend a steel frame builder in north-west Sydney?
NSW

Hi, I'm looking to build a 2-storey steel frame house on a 6-acre block in Northwest Sydney. By necessity it would have to be a custom build because the land is flood…

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Greyman
Feb 28, 2014 6:23 pm
Daniel47
Daniel47
28 February 2014

House Design. Any comments? =)

House Design. Any comments? =)
WA

Wow. Thanks alot ! Really appreciated it housemouse: I am planning to convert the media into a rumpus if neccessary for the kids next time. As I dont think it is…

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Daniel47
Feb 28, 2014 5:04 pm
beejandcait
beejandcait
28 February 2014

Soakwells DIY vs Out sourcing/ Concrete Vs Polypropylene

Soakwells DIY vs Out sourcing/ Concrete Vs Polypropylene
WA

As the builder was going to charge over $3500 for soakwell installation we opted to investigate later... What are your thoughts on; - DIY vs Out Sourcing - Using…

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beejandcait
Feb 28, 2014 4:44 pm
Trenchman
Trenchman
28 February 2014

Bridgetown Area Builder required

Bridgetown Area Builder required
WA

Can anyone recommend a small local builder around Bridgetown? We are 60 yrs old and thinking of moving to Bridgetown. Want to build a timber framed home partly because my…

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Trenchman
Feb 28, 2014 3:36 pm
Trenchman


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