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bashworth
bashworth
4 April 2014

Sewer/Stormwater Connection points (Dual Occ) - Need advice

Sewer/Stormwater Connection points (Dual Occ) - Need advice
VIC

You should be able to reuse the existing sewer connection but you will probably need to organise for legal points of discharge of stormwater using the form you refer…

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bashworth
Apr 04, 2014 2:19 pm
bashworth

You're way ahead of us. As a side note I was talking with a friend the other day about his parents place further up the peninsula who have an awkward driveway ( read…

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Stewie D
Apr 04, 2014 1:39 pm
Chivo10
Chivo10
4 April 2014

Villaworld Mt Cotton near sewage treatment plant

Villaworld Mt Cotton near sewage treatment plant
QLD

I have lived in Mount Cotton just off Valley Way for the last 4 years and havent noticed anything, we have alot of friends in the area too and this has never even been…

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Chivo10
Apr 04, 2014 11:40 am
klive
klive
4 April 2014

Electricity and Water use during construction

Electricity and Water use during construction
WA

yup same here. During final contract signing,it…

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klive
Apr 04, 2014 11:03 am
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kid81
Apr 04, 2014 9:44 am
Clinno
Clinno
3 April 2014

First build: celebration homes: Lennox in Aspiri

First build: celebration homes: Lennox in Aspiri
WA

We'll.. we've decided the Lennox wasn't what we want after all.. We opted for the Court so we could fit a pool and parking for the boat on the side. I'll start a new thread :)

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Clinno
Apr 03, 2014 9:05 pm
Clinno
PanRaptor
PanRaptor
3 April 2014

Does it all end up costing the same?

Does it all end up costing the same?
NSW

Short answer, yes. My brother had a very elaborate Excel spreadsheet comparing builder costs and they all came out so damn similar in the end. If the products are…

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PanRaptor
Apr 03, 2014 7:33 pm
PanRaptor
bashworth
bashworth
3 April 2014

North Facing Block, East or West living areas?

North Facing Block, East or West living areas?
VIC

Don't know about dark tiles as they will soak up the heat from the afternoon sun. I would probably think fairly hard about the window sizes, and avoid full height…

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bashworth
Apr 03, 2014 5:36 pm
bashworth
pongie
pongie
3 April 2014

Hand Rail Regulations with stairs - Need Help

Hand Rail Regulations with stairs - Need Help
VIC

I suggest you to just go with your own convenience and handrails are putted up respective to the width of staircase and whether it is one-side or two-side open accordingly…

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pongie
Apr 03, 2014 4:28 pm
pongie
deluxes
deluxes
3 April 2014

$20,000 per square builder

$20,000 per square builder
VIC

hahahahahahaha :lol: :lol: Sorry couldn't help but find that hilarious...

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deluxes
Apr 03, 2014 10:11 am
deluxes

You may have to do a weekend drive to another town to see them in your area, maybe the staff at Boral can help with an address. I know they can turn out different colours…

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grumblebum54
Apr 03, 2014 4:22 am
grumblebum54
stellabella
stellabella
2 April 2014

Who did you use for tiles..

Who did you use for tiles..
NSW

They are a local builder where I live in Gympie. We found them much more flexible and cost-effective than the others options available; then again, we live in a small town…

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stellabella
Apr 02, 2014 11:40 pm
stellabella
arnoldsabode
arnoldsabode
2 April 2014

Fairview Mernda - Eight homes

Fairview Mernda - Eight homes
VIC

Hi! Can I ask your lot no? When are you looking to start building?

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arnoldsabode
Apr 02, 2014 9:15 pm
jenathome
jenathome
2 April 2014

New Garden design ideas needed for small yard

New Garden design ideas needed for small yard
VIC

Hi butterflypond, Have you checked out Pinterest for some ideas. It is such a good source for this kind of thing. Please see the link I have attached here. It looks…

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jenathome
Apr 02, 2014 2:20 pm
jenathome
1rocky
1rocky
2 April 2014

Lyndarum/Aurora New Estate Mice/Rodent problems?

Lyndarum/Aurora New Estate Mice/Rodent problems?
VIC

as above no matter where you live you will get problems when i moved in to my house in a new estate last year mice problems and the people across the road also. but had…

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1rocky
Apr 02, 2014 8:21 am
snowing
snowing
2 April 2014

Placement of house?

Placement of house?
TAS

You are right that it is going to cost you a fortune to connect to the grid, same for other services too. But don't forget that it will also cost you quite a bit to be…

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snowing
Apr 02, 2014 7:10 am
Mr Wolf
Mr Wolf
1 April 2014

Building a St Tropez By Home Buyers Centre

Building a St Tropez By Home Buyers Centre
WA

Welcome on board. I would start here viewtopic.php?f=31&t=5823 I would consider double robes in the smaller bedrooms.

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Mr Wolf
Apr 01, 2014 11:57 pm
Forg
Forg
1 April 2014

Can anyone recommend a demolition company in Sydney?

Can anyone recommend a demolition company in Sydney?
NSW

I asked our builders the same question ... their answer was that no, they couldn't, every time they recommended someone they got burned. I can…

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Forg
Apr 01, 2014 5:47 pm
suspct
suspct
1 April 2014

New house on acreage

New house on acreage
QLD
1, 2, 3

Hi any finished photo's?

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suspct
Apr 01, 2014 3:38 pm
EmyN
EmyN
1 April 2014

Urgent help please! Size of alfresco stepdown??

Urgent help please! Size of alfresco stepdown??
QLD

It was quite complicated figuring out levels in the end. My brain hurts. Basically our alfresco slab + screeding + tiling needs to be 75mm below the level of the termite…

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EmyN
Apr 01, 2014 1:55 pm
EmyN
OAS
OAS
1 April 2014

Building with Metricon in Adelaide

Building with Metricon in Adelaide
SA

Hey Shambini, our footing allowance was almost on par. Metricon did a good job estimating. We are also building with them in Mount Barker though.

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OAS
Apr 01, 2014 1:44 pm
OAS
freemike
freemike
1 April 2014

Legal location and dimensions of a block of land

Legal location and dimensions of a block of land
QLD

Thanks Guys, I found that the QLD govt department of natural resources publishes a google earth plugin with land parcel boundaries on it, this is enough for me until I get…

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freemike
Apr 01, 2014 9:34 am
hekko
hekko
1 April 2014

Suggestions for builders in Batemans Bay, NSW

Suggestions for builders in Batemans Bay, NSW
NSW

Hi, We are planning/hoping to build our first home in Batemans Bay, NSW. We have found a block of land, which we would like to make an offer soon. But before that, we…

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hekko
Apr 01, 2014 12:01 am
bluesteel
bluesteel
31 March 2014

Any pics of Boral Boulder Brick

Any pics of Boral Boulder Brick

Had a search, no pics or mention of this brick. Boral is trying to find some addresses for us. Has anyone built with this brick and do they have pics to share? Please

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bluesteel
Mar 31, 2014 10:33 pm
bluesteel
Shambini
Shambini
31 March 2014

Monaco By Dechellis / SA/ Landscaping in progress

Monaco By Dechellis / SA/ Landscaping in progress
SA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hi JamieandGhie(monaco). Thanks for your reply. We have 5 demolition companies that we were going to get quotes on, and Magill was one of them,…

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Shambini
Mar 31, 2014 10:27 pm
Shambini
yvonneh
yvonneh
31 March 2014

Demolition sale

Demolition sale
SA

Let us know how you go. I was thinking of doing a garage sale/demolition sale. Almost like "pick and pay less" but really just get people to take away parts that they…

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yvonneh
Mar 31, 2014 9:58 pm
udderly_rawsome
udderly_rawsome
31 March 2014

How to Upload a pic of new house to explain dilemma? Please

How to Upload a pic of new house to explain dilemma? Please
WA

Thanks so much for your ideas...I rang the builders who have said that the windows may possibly be enlarged at either end..and at this stage highlighting the walls under…

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udderly_rawsome
Mar 31, 2014 9:07 pm
belzey
belzey
31 March 2014

Planning a new build, have a look and give some ideas

Planning a new build, have a look and give some ideas

If you have enough room in your pantry/larder that is where I would put the printer and router :) I am on my mobile so…

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belzey
Mar 31, 2014 4:49 pm
belzey
pjk
pjk
30 March 2014

Expanded Polystyrene Cladding

Expanded Polystyrene Cladding
QLD

Does anyone have experience with EPS as a cladding system for a home in Queensland?

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pjk
Mar 30, 2014 7:44 pm
onggie
onggie
30 March 2014

Why did we ever build with #awso$ home

Why did we ever build with #awso$ home
NSW

I would dare say you were unlucky with subbies? All the builders would pay around the same rate and from subbies that we spoke to and that current do work with Rawson…

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onggie
Mar 30, 2014 7:33 pm
Static
Static
30 March 2014

Building with Champion - Costs of upgrades

Building with Champion - Costs of upgrades
NSW

Hi I have signed a tender to build with Champion (custom design duplex). Just wondering what are the ballpark costs of extras people have paid on this forum? Each design…

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Static
Mar 30, 2014 5:34 pm
Shambini
Shambini
30 March 2014

SITE COST Rip-off

SITE COST Rip-off
VIC

We haven't had our soil tests etc done yet. The builder has included an estimate of $30k in the price.

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Shambini
Mar 30, 2014 8:09 am
Shambini
shanebailey
shanebailey
30 March 2014

Telstra Velocity for a new House

Telstra Velocity for a new House
QLD

I went through the same process some months ago and the advise I received from a contractor was to install the cabling for the internal hardware. They advised whilst…

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shanebailey
Mar 30, 2014 7:20 am
Cleo5117
Cleo5117
30 March 2014

Building With Simonds Homes in SA

Building With Simonds Homes in SA
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Thankyou, I just really hope it goes to plan after contract signing :) How's yours coming along?

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Cleo5117
Mar 30, 2014 12:00 am
Cleo5117
kyeo
kyeo
29 March 2014

Davis Sanders Albury

Davis Sanders Albury
VIC

Hi everyone, first time poster here. Partner and me are looking to build around north east Victoria (Wangaratta) and have been browsing display homes recently. Has anyone…

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kyeo
Mar 29, 2014 9:43 pm
shiritha
shiritha
29 March 2014

Mirvac homes or Elderton homes for a new build??

Mirvac homes or Elderton homes for a new build??
NSW

Hi Guys, We are in stage 3. Still shopping around for builders. Please give us your feedback. We are thinking of going off a single-storey.

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shiritha
Mar 29, 2014 9:29 pm
Lorri
Lorri
29 March 2014

Builders in Southern Tasmania

Builders in Southern Tasmania
TAS

Hello all. I am trying to find some builders in Tasmania that can build a 3 bed 2 bathroom house, under $250k all up. Not one of those modular homes, as they are not…

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Lorri
Mar 29, 2014 8:43 pm
Lorri
Lorri
Lorri
29 March 2014

Very steep block bought, need advice.

Very steep block bought, need advice.
TAS

Thanks everyone. Just been looking on the web for builders in Tasmania. Not as easy as I thought it would be, want to find a house, fully built for under $200k am I…

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Lorri
Mar 29, 2014 7:25 pm
Lorri
robbie55
robbie55
29 March 2014

Paint doors,frames and skirts the same colours as walls?

Paint doors,frames and skirts the same colours as walls?
VIC

Woodwork is normally done in gloss and walls in matte, you might find the gloss will be enough of a difference anyway.

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robbie55
Mar 29, 2014 2:15 pm
robbie55
GlennGreaves
GlennGreaves
29 March 2014

'Broker' to find a Builder - a good way of going?

'Broker' to find a Builder - a good way of going?
NSW

Hi GlennGreaves, The person you are looking for is a quantity surveyor rather than a "broker" per se. A quantity surveyor is a person that…

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GlennGreaves
Mar 29, 2014 10:31 am
trixee
trixee
29 March 2014

Interior Designer freebies

Interior Designer freebies
WA

Also, gutters! I've been obsessed with getting the right ones!

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trixee
Mar 29, 2014 1:38 am
trixee
EmyN
EmyN
28 March 2014

Handover Building Inspector

Handover Building Inspector
QLD

Thanks snadan. Did he seem to be thorough?

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EmyN
Mar 28, 2014 9:26 pm
EmyN
yvonneh
yvonneh
28 March 2014

Reverse Living - thoughts?

Reverse Living - thoughts?
WA

@snufl. Very jealous! Amazing house and views :) using a phone so please excuse any typos and abruptness

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yvonneh
Mar 28, 2014 6:57 pm
snandan
snandan
28 March 2014

Defects - Need your advice about Bricks and Mortar

Defects - Need your advice about Bricks and Mortar
QLD

Inspection went well....happy with outcome. Minor things to fix so far.

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snandan
Mar 28, 2014 6:38 pm
bramsy
bramsy
28 March 2014

Demolition Mobs Recommendations Please

Demolition Mobs Recommendations Please
VIC

One lesson learnt the hard way for us is to do a reference check and insist on speaking to one or two of their recent clients. Maybe even drive past and see their work. We…

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bramsy
Mar 28, 2014 4:39 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
28 March 2014

New plan BIG TREE.....

New plan BIG TREE.....
SA

Just a thought but I would flip the guest retreat over to the other side and move the function room up and then have the study near the play…

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bluesteel
Mar 28, 2014 7:29 am
bluesteel

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