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SaveH2O
SaveH2O
14 December 2013

Leafsmart Gutter Guard

Leafsmart Gutter Guard
NSW

I haven't physically seen this product but the mesh profile is very good. It is also metal, essential in a bushfire area. Obviously a good product. I would normally…

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SaveH2O
Dec 14, 2013 5:57 pm
SaveH2O
AussieMark
AussieMark
14 December 2013

How long to build 2 storey home

How long to build 2 storey home
NSW

I would budget more and if it ends up less then there is a nice little kitty to splurge on deco. :) I am in perth and the majority of builds are double brick. Good luck. Mark

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AussieMark
Dec 14, 2013 4:55 pm
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
14 December 2013

Square set cornices - can they crack

Square set cornices - can they crack
NSW

"Square set" cornice is really "no cornice at all"; and a cornice is something that doesn't even exist in many European countries. My father in…

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JazzyJess
Dec 14, 2013 1:21 pm
lalabk
lalabk
13 December 2013

tenders signed

tenders signed
NSW

So only $4000 which is tenders and acceptance fair if you save more than $10K Sent from my iPhone using

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lalabk
Dec 13, 2013 9:11 pm
lalabk
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
13 December 2013

Looking for a more flexible builder

Looking for a more flexible builder
VIC

Have you tried using a building broker? I am using one, but over here in perth, for exactly the reasons you stated. My block falls 4m over build envelope and is in fire zone too.

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Perth_Euro
Dec 13, 2013 7:01 pm
blackenator
blackenator
13 December 2013

Buidling start date new estate

Buidling start date new estate
NSW

Oh didnt know it effects the stamp duty discounts as well I presumed you would get the discount as long as you…

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blackenator
Dec 13, 2013 9:19 am
blackenator
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Lethe
Dec 12, 2013 9:01 pm
Lethe
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JazzyJess
Dec 12, 2013 8:31 pm
otago_2
otago_2
12 December 2013

Building with Residential 101 in Baldivis

Building with Residential 101 in Baldivis
WA
1, 2

Thank you Cupcakes! I will have a look into it :)

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otago_2
Dec 12, 2013 3:25 pm
Mikeann
Mikeann
12 December 2013

Recommend Building Inpsector

Recommend Building Inpsector
NSW

Just wondering if anyone can recommend an independent building inspector to do inspections during the build. The house is located in Western Sydney at Elizabeth…

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Mikeann
Dec 12, 2013 10:07 am
lowerchittering
lowerchittering
12 December 2013

What would you modify ?

What would you modify ?
NSW

If you're still conceptualising a floor plan here are some things to consider: Access for moving furniture - especially big units of furniture and up windy stair cases.…

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lowerchittering
Dec 12, 2013 12:58 am
Scottperrin
Scottperrin
12 December 2013

The optima with Aussie living. Lawley estate. Ellenbrook.

The optima with Aussie living. Lawley estate. Ellenbrook.
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hope so. But slab only requires 7 days to cure. We build on them the same day at work. Went past today checked all the pad levels are all wrong and mesh was delivered.

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Scottperrin
Dec 12, 2013 12:04 am
DSCDMC
DSCDMC
11 December 2013

Anyone else building in Haywards Bay?

Anyone else building in Haywards Bay?
NSW

Hi daniel2ya Nice to meet someone else who is building in Haywards Bay, which street are you building in? We are currently in council finally and hope we will start our…

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DSCDMC
Dec 11, 2013 8:45 pm
Jays
Jays
11 December 2013

Anyone have experiences with the following builders?...

Anyone have experiences with the following builders?...
WA

We are going for the cabernet as per the display home that cedar home have up neat Whiteman park. We have completely redesigned the ground floor and a few elements…

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Jays
Dec 11, 2013 6:24 pm
asj25
asj25
11 December 2013

How does nominated trades work?

How does nominated trades work?
WA

And by better I just mean we had more freedom to do what we wanted with the tiling ie I got subway tiles

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asj25
Dec 11, 2013 11:10 am
motherdub
motherdub
11 December 2013

Door casing or moulding... why use reveal

Door casing or moulding... why use reveal
NSW

(Level: Weekend warrior) I was about to cut moulding for my door frame when I discovered videos telling me that I should use a reveal. When I searched…

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motherdub
Dec 11, 2013 9:11 am
motherdub
Crazyk
Crazyk
11 December 2013

Monterey Nouveau Q2

Monterey Nouveau Q2
VIC

Can I delete this thread ? if not can an administrator please remove it.

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Crazyk
Dec 11, 2013 6:49 am
Crazyk
joey1434
joey1434
10 December 2013

Building our first home - Plans

Building our first home - Plans
WA

Hi firsthomenewbie, Just wondering how you went with your plans? Any news ? Cheers

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joey1434
Dec 10, 2013 6:00 pm
Pathline
Pathline
10 December 2013

Builders in Canberra recommendation

Builders in Canberra recommendation
ACT

When i first moved to Canberra a few years ago, i did not have the confidence to go engage a builder to get a custom home built. This notion in me has changed drastically…

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Pathline
Dec 10, 2013 12:42 pm
uncyspam
uncyspam
10 December 2013

Garage Size Help please!

Garage Size Help please!
NSW

Thanks everyone, I'll ask them to make it longer. Can't make it any wider :(

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uncyspam
Dec 10, 2013 9:23 am
uncyspam
EmyN
EmyN
9 December 2013

Corner beading v setting beading

Corner beading v setting beading
WA

I don't even know what corner and setting beads are! May be why no replies hehehe.

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EmyN
Dec 09, 2013 12:34 pm
EmyN
Novice8
Novice8
9 December 2013

Delayed PCI - Did you get a new date?

Delayed PCI - Did you get a new date?
NSW

Hi Our PCI should have been 16 December which there is no way they will make. So I'm wondering for those whose builds also ran over - were you given a new PCI date, or…

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Novice8
Dec 09, 2013 9:57 am
PanRaptor
PanRaptor
8 December 2013

Redink

Redink
WA

I was told the 20th, but my prestart girl has the following…

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PanRaptor
Dec 08, 2013 8:58 pm
PanRaptor
burkky
burkky
8 December 2013

H1/P classification

H1/P classification
QLD

Thank you for the link

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burkky
Dec 08, 2013 4:28 pm
loft12
loft12
8 December 2013

Where to start??

Where to start??
NSW

We were in the same position and used this service to assess two properties we were interested in. http://blog.my-architect.com.au/?s=desi ... &x=28&y=12 It really helped…

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loft12
Dec 08, 2013 3:47 pm
ThripleA
ThripleA
8 December 2013

Minta Farm

Minta Farm
VIC

We drove past MF yesterday, glad to see that there's a lot of development going.. The sand base for the roads were being laid.. Weather permitting the roads will be all…

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ThripleA
Dec 08, 2013 1:02 pm
jamt007
jamt007
8 December 2013

KELMSCOTT, WA

KELMSCOTT, WA
WA

Greetings Looking to build a house in kelmscott hillls, W.A. - i have relatives/friends in different trades, but am thinking it might be worth using local people for this…

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jamt007
Dec 08, 2013 11:16 am
SslayerR
SslayerR
8 December 2013

Aveling Homes in Amberton Estate - Our first home!

Aveling Homes in Amberton Estate - Our first home!
WA
1, 2

Well if your ever down in the Secret Harbour area pm me and I will give you my block address if you want to see how they work, I have managed to pick up the tradesman on…

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SslayerR
Dec 08, 2013 12:05 am
SslayerR
oneness
oneness
7 December 2013

anyone heard of or used RUBBER MULCH??!!

anyone heard of or used RUBBER MULCH??!!
WA

Thinking of using blue metal as a mulch for a section of my garden.... Saw something called rubber mulch yesterday which is made from recycled tyres!! Im not sure about…

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oneness
Dec 07, 2013 8:13 pm
Wandin Valley
Wandin Valley
7 December 2013

Should I haggle with my builder??

Should I haggle with my builder??
SA

"3 price points for each item"? I doubt that. What have you signed, what have you committed to? I told them the deposit was chump change and it was. The leverage of that…

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Wandin Valley
Dec 07, 2013 5:43 pm
Wandin Valley
navs
navs
7 December 2013

Built-in-robes fit-out - what do you like & who does 'em?

Built-in-robes fit-out - what do you like & who does 'em?
NSW

We got credited back $5 or 6k for not having the builder do their fit out in 1 walk in robe and 2 normal robes and getting just the basic standard hanging rail instead.

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navs
Dec 07, 2013 11:06 am
d@n
d@n
7 December 2013

Advice needed for exterior colours.. plleeeasssseeee

Advice needed for exterior colours.. plleeeasssseeee
SA

Hi All Window - Colour Anodic Grey hi Just letting you know the Anodic Grey is a very blue colour when sun is shining on it. Good luck with…

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d@n
Dec 07, 2013 8:41 am
shadeb
shadeb
6 December 2013

Custom home builders - Williams Landing

Custom home builders - Williams Landing
VIC

We have just begun looking at Williams Landing but would probably go for a custom plan. Can anybody suggest builders in the area who will build to our plans?

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shadeb
Dec 06, 2013 4:42 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
6 December 2013

Driveway Advice

Driveway Advice
VIC

Depends where you live but in Perth I believe exposed agg is around 105 psm

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AussieMark
Dec 06, 2013 3:40 pm
MmmmBalf
MmmmBalf
5 December 2013

Quote for drapes/window covering allowance?

Quote for drapes/window covering allowance?
NSW

Any allowance for window coverings is going to depend on the size of the house (how many windows need covering) and what type of window coverings you're after. The costs…

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MmmmBalf
Dec 05, 2013 9:17 pm
MmmmBalf
Angeltherapy
Angeltherapy
5 December 2013

Re posted handover

Re posted handover
VIC

Re posted in looking forward to build with Granvue homes.

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Angeltherapy
Dec 05, 2013 6:11 pm
Angeltherapy
pengruijun
pengruijun
5 December 2013

PEX pipe: how long can it expose to sun?

PEX pipe: how long can it expose to sun?

Very interesting, this never crossed my mind during construction! Is it the same pipe type as 'staindard' water pipes, eg. the ones that run to your…

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pengruijun
Dec 05, 2013 12:04 pm
B STAR
B STAR
5 December 2013

Mesh for concrete SL82 SL92

Mesh for concrete SL82 SL92
VIC

is it possible that the double row on the outside of the sheet is 6mm. The internal squares should all be 8mm.

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B STAR
Dec 05, 2013 10:43 am
squirrel
squirrel
5 December 2013

Wood floor

Wood floor
WA

Timbernate wood flooring, anyone got it installed. Are u happy with the product?

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squirrel
Dec 05, 2013 4:08 am
squirrel
Wandin Valley
Wandin Valley
5 December 2013

Stone Bench Tops Charges

Stone Bench Tops Charges
WA

Open Slather with REDINK. (just sayin for those reading thread). We have different stuff in the 3 bathrooms and something different again in the laundry(Essastone) I…

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Wandin Valley
Dec 05, 2013 2:58 am
Wandin Valley
tezza87
tezza87
4 December 2013

Celebration Homes - Whiteman Edge - keys next week

Celebration Homes - Whiteman Edge - keys next week
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

They need the guy to paint our new door. No handover booked but if all goes well with the bank we will get the keys next week

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tezza87
Dec 04, 2013 10:51 pm
tezza87
evagrace22
evagrace22
4 December 2013

Building henley Monaco Nouveau Q1 - Our thread :)

Building henley Monaco Nouveau Q1 - Our thread :)
VIC
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hi mwc, I know that someone did convert the toilet into a powder room, personally I wish I did it. The thought came to me through one of the threads but by then it was…

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evagrace22
Dec 04, 2013 12:11 pm
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JandJ_OneMinto
Dec 04, 2013 11:22 am
_lucinda
_lucinda
4 December 2013

My first home :)

My first home :)
SA

How exciting! Have you booked selections yet?

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_lucinda
Dec 04, 2013 9:30 am
_lucinda
Forg
Forg
3 December 2013

Choosing a Builder

Choosing a Builder
NSW

You'll have to state where you are, there aren't many builders who build nationally & some of them seem to perform differently in their different regions. Also, what…

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Forg
Dec 03, 2013 4:58 pm
ugly99
ugly99
3 December 2013

Wisdom Impression- what do you think?

Wisdom Impression- what do you think?
NSW
1, 2

Thanks kidsbuggingme, we are just working through the tender document. Appears there a lot more upgrades to be checked

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ugly99
Dec 03, 2013 4:37 pm
Misty2013
Misty2013
3 December 2013

New roof tiles with defects

New roof tiles with defects
WA

When they were delivered they were on a pallet all wrapped up but couldn't tell at that stage. I actually had to climb on the roof to see properly these chips but I'm…

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Misty2013
Dec 03, 2013 2:49 pm
jb_money
jb_money
3 December 2013

A few FHOG questions

A few FHOG questions
NSW

Any one who is 18 years and over and is not related to you can witness your signature. In regards to the contract, it depends on which state where you are buying your…

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jb_money
Dec 03, 2013 1:54 pm
Albatross 77
Albatross 77
3 December 2013

Land Valuation

Land Valuation
VIC

Hi guys , love the group. recently bought a block of land on allura stage 32b. Just want to ask you guys if anyone had any issue with their land valuation?

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Albatross 77
Dec 03, 2013 1:34 pm


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