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Saint Mike
Saint Mike
12 July 2014

Building tiny/small cheap house for one SA

Building tiny/small cheap house for one SA
SA

Thank you all the tips are very helpful. I have decided not to buy/build on the original block due to the slope of the block, so I am just…

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Saint Mike
Jul 12, 2014 9:26 am
Saint Mike
ally-good
ally-good
11 July 2014

building Our Denver 36 Dream Home

building Our Denver 36 Dream Home
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi Doc. No we took that portico of another of Me*#%ons house plans and they put it on the denver for us. And the large eaves were an extra. Well worth it tho as it gives a…

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ally-good
Jul 11, 2014 6:18 pm
ally-good

If you do find that you will have too many shading issues from the north you could try a design like this, with a central spine of clerestory…

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Gaggy
Jul 11, 2014 3:16 pm
Gaggy
oli2013
oli2013
11 July 2014

Beginning the build of our new home

Beginning the build of our new home
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

You are lucky to have him as SS he is easy to deal with. Yay slab! Exciting days haha. Yeah most are fixed and some have to wait for third party to fix.

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oli2013
Jul 11, 2014 12:43 pm
oli2013
Ponzu
Ponzu
11 July 2014

Builder made changes to HIA contract. Advice please.....

Builder made changes to HIA contract. Advice please.....
WA

Lol this year has been a year of expecting fights with all sorts of people over things. I've had very much the same experience with bringing stuff up and things working…

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Ponzu
Jul 11, 2014 9:05 am
bashworth
bashworth
10 July 2014

HGWA's structural warranty

HGWA's structural warranty
WA

Not sure if you are talking about the same things. There are two elements of 'Guarantee/Warranty' The 'implied warranty' in the contract that says the builder should do…

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bashworth
Jul 10, 2014 7:49 pm
bashworth
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joyfulbuilder
Jul 10, 2014 6:54 pm
D_rail
D_rail
10 July 2014

Earthworks cost?

Earthworks cost?
WA

No we didn't. The slab still needs 900mm of sand to stop the movement associated with clay soils. In the end we chose to only go down 500mm, and build up 400mm. This…

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D_rail
Jul 10, 2014 6:21 pm
Forg
Forg
10 July 2014

Induction cook tops and BASIX

Induction cook tops and BASIX
NSW

We've got induction ... I have no idea what our BASIX rating is, in my mind we were "pass". :) Electricity (induction or element) vs gas is more about the cost than the…

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Forg
Jul 10, 2014 6:13 pm
AJB
AJB
10 July 2014

A new house on a 9m sloping block

A new house on a 9m sloping block
QLD

Beautiful block and well done on your house design. Settlement of our sloping block in Victoria is next month. I can relate to not sleeping and dreaming about different…

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AJB
Jul 10, 2014 4:12 pm
AJB
mollydooka
mollydooka
10 July 2014

Ceiling fans, SS or chrome?

Ceiling fans, SS or chrome?
WA

We're building, going 5 ceiling fans in all bedrooms, upstairs Living, & Study. Hunter Pacific Typhoon. Tossing up between Stainless steel marine grade 316, & brushed…

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mollydooka
Jul 10, 2014 12:56 pm
BMWorld
BMWorld
10 July 2014

Perth Boutique builder recommendation?

Perth Boutique builder recommendation?
WA

I have just made an offer on a block and it was accepted. Now I have to decide on a builder. Looking to build customised 3x2x2 in city of Bayswater on a rear strata survey…

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BMWorld
Jul 10, 2014 6:59 am
BMWorld
triggywiggy
triggywiggy
10 July 2014

Building with Content Liv - Change main bed/retreat/ensuite?

Building with Content Liv - Change main bed/retreat/ensuite?
WA

I had a look at the plan online and changed with what I would do. The one thing I noticed on this plan is the small WIL and that it is so far…

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triggywiggy
Jul 10, 2014 1:01 am
triggywiggy
kaycee
kaycee
9 July 2014

Anyone having trouble registering interest with developers??

Anyone having trouble registering interest with developers??
NSW

Hi Lisa, Try posting your concerns/query in the forum viewtopic.php?f=31&t=71227 . There should be someone who can advise you.

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kaycee
Jul 09, 2014 10:19 pm
fzxbeetle
fzxbeetle
9 July 2014

Land too wet to do soil test - Henley

Land too wet to do soil test - Henley
VIC

understand now, looks like the Ute is too heavy to handle the wet land, so guess we have pray for the rain to stop

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fzxbeetle
Jul 09, 2014 9:45 pm
deluxes
deluxes
9 July 2014

Sanctuary Floorplan- More pics + updated version

Sanctuary Floorplan- More pics + updated version
QLD

Oh yes indeed... the patience skills get a workout when building, that's for sure!

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deluxes
Jul 09, 2014 4:39 pm
deluxes
bpratt
bpratt
9 July 2014

Arborist recommendation - Adelaide

Arborist recommendation - Adelaide
SA

Possibly be better to ask this in the Landscaping & Garden design section of the forum, as it is likely to be missed in this section with all the new posts it gets.

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bpratt
Jul 09, 2014 12:23 pm
Ru2014
Ru2014
9 July 2014

Sanctuary Floorplan

Sanctuary Floorplan
QLD

Thanks 1rocky, we liked this design mainly because we wanted a kitchen and alfresco that overlooks the back of our acreage land.

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Ru2014
Jul 09, 2014 12:07 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
14 July 2014

Cost of triple glazed window

Cost of triple glazed window
1, 2

Hi Ed, Not a lot of time now, but quickly, I thought this was the study you were originally referred to when you mentioned a study done…

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ECOECO
Jul 14, 2014 5:54 pm
ECOECO
AussieMark
AussieMark
9 July 2014

Can loan reject after Unconditional approval

Can loan reject after Unconditional approval
VIC
1, 2

+1 Ponzu. Its not personal, its normal business practice. BTW had the loan been extended the bank would have required mortgage insurance if the LTV was above a certain…

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AussieMark
Jul 09, 2014 9:45 am
aimees88
aimees88
8 July 2014

Wellard Estates - Emerald Park & Sunrise feedback?

Wellard Estates - Emerald Park & Sunrise feedback?
WA

Yep - things happen quickly. Sept isn't actually that far away when you think about it :)

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aimees88
Jul 08, 2014 9:07 pm
aimees88
kyrum
kyrum
8 July 2014

Is anyone building with Rendition or Scott Salisbury?

Is anyone building with Rendition or Scott Salisbury?
SA

Our house is close to completion. Our sales consultant was Adrian Laidley <sp?>. He left soon after we signed contract and we dealt direct with Rendition Accounting for…

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kyrum
Jul 08, 2014 7:42 pm
BoutiqueLawyers
BoutiqueLawyers
8 July 2014

Fixed price tender

Fixed price tender
NSW

Hold off.. once you are locked into a contract it is very very difficult to get out of. By the time you are ready to build, the cost escalation may cause the builder to…

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BoutiqueLawyers
Jul 08, 2014 3:53 pm
BoutiqueLawyers
sydfam
sydfam
8 July 2014

Help needed for external colour selections

Help needed for external colour selections
NSW

Thanks for your help. I tried to put the colours together to get a better idea. I've used gertrudis brown with…

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sydfam
Jul 08, 2014 3:31 pm
MelMel
MelMel
8 July 2014

Masterton vs Eden Brae

Masterton vs Eden Brae
NSW

I had compared the two, I have a spreadsheet where I put I all standard items plus items in promos. I found masterton sales man to not so…

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MelMel
Jul 08, 2014 3:04 pm
PolkaDots
PolkaDots
8 July 2014

Bigger house vs Extras?

Bigger house vs Extras?
QLD

Hi MrsLBuild, and congrats on the start of your building journey... it surely is daunting, isn't it!? with our build we have put everything into getting the floorplan…

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PolkaDots
Jul 08, 2014 2:46 pm
Marcia
Marcia
8 July 2014

First Time Build

First Time Build
WA
1, 2

I guess he was, he's now a Supreme Court Judge!

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Marcia
Jul 08, 2014 12:23 pm
Marcia
Syba75
Syba75
8 July 2014

Project builder variation for their own coordination problem

Project builder variation for their own coordination problem
NSW

Hi. I'm building with a project builder - standard house but with changes to the design (mainly made the house bigger). We signed off on the architectural plans 12months…

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Syba75
Jul 08, 2014 12:16 pm
PanRaptor
PanRaptor
8 July 2014

Progress Payment query...

Progress Payment query...
SA
1, 2

I have something semi-related to contribute. I received the Progress Claim for Roof Cover last week, however the roof is not yet complete. The ridge capping needs to be…

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PanRaptor
Jul 08, 2014 12:11 pm
PanRaptor
4evaesh
4evaesh
8 July 2014

External render colour advice

External render colour advice
NSW

Love these exterior colours and the houses too. Any thoughts as to what the colours might…

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4evaesh
Jul 08, 2014 10:39 am
4evaesh
MR2
MR2
8 July 2014

Building Manhattan 52 Wisdom Home at Kellyville

Building Manhattan 52 Wisdom Home at Kellyville
NSW

Love the Manhattan, we built the baby one :) would change a few more things if we were doing it again.

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MR2
Jul 08, 2014 7:05 am
MR2
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BMWorld
Jul 07, 2014 10:27 pm
BMWorld
bashworth
bashworth
7 July 2014

Structural/ non structural guarantee for new house

Structural/ non structural guarantee for new house
VIC

Thanks so much for the replies. They have been really helpful. One more question before I log off - The implied warranties are for 10 years but…

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bashworth
Jul 07, 2014 5:59 pm
bashworth
zeeshanzaki
zeeshanzaki
7 July 2014

Cost of retaining wall in Full split level

Cost of retaining wall in Full split level
NSW

If the ground is stable, i.e. shale or rock, then the least cost solution is not to use a retaining wall, but batter the slope back at the…

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zeeshanzaki
Jul 07, 2014 3:01 pm
TonyJames
TonyJames
7 July 2014

Gold Coast - Building on a sloping block

Gold Coast - Building on a sloping block
QLD

Bush and Beach Homes specialize on building on sloping blocks and would be a great choice to talk to. Call Tony James on 0408 287 151

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TonyJames
Jul 07, 2014 2:35 pm
TonyJames
TonyJames
TonyJames
7 July 2014

Anyone else building in Peregian Springs, Sunshine Coast??

Anyone else building in Peregian Springs, Sunshine Coast??
QLD

Bush and Beach homes would be a great choice for the very sloping blocks at the Ridges. Call Tony James on 0408 287 151

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TonyJames
Jul 07, 2014 2:34 pm
TonyJames
TonyJames
TonyJames
7 July 2014

Building on Sloping land Sunshine Coast

Building on Sloping land Sunshine Coast
QLD

Bush and Beach homes specialize on sloping block builds. Call Tony James 0408 287 151

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TonyJames
Jul 07, 2014 2:33 pm
TonyJames
Frenchie
Frenchie
7 July 2014

Chipped edge sandstone in adelaide

Chipped edge sandstone in adelaide
SA

Hi Charlston01, Those colour combos would look great, always do:-) We're going for smooth rendered quoins in paperbark and roof in woodland grey. I'm trying to go for a…

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Frenchie
Jul 07, 2014 2:31 pm
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ktotherose
Jul 07, 2014 1:42 pm
TonyJames
TonyJames
7 July 2014

Sloping Block

Sloping Block
QLD

Hi, I'm with Bush and Beach homes. We're specialists in sloping and challenging blocks. We build from the Gold Coast up to Hervey Bay. My number is 0408 287 151. Cheers, Tony James

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TonyJames
Jul 07, 2014 12:58 pm
TonyJames
Claire87
Claire87
7 July 2014

Anyone building in Parks Edge at Casey Fields?

Anyone building in Parks Edge at Casey Fields?
VIC

For anyone interested I have started a Facebook group for parks edge residents (Parks Edge - Residents). Good way to get to know the neighbors,…

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Claire87
Jul 07, 2014 11:29 am
Sydney-build
Sydney-build
6 July 2014

Need advice with rock excavation allowance in Tender

Need advice with rock excavation allowance in Tender
NSW

Thanks for all your replies guys. Its a wait and watch game. Hopefully shouldn't be more than $3000. We will certainly ask for invoices if they say rock excavation was required

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Sydney-build
Jul 06, 2014 7:55 pm
Sydney-build
Shambini
Shambini
5 July 2014

Boundary survey

Boundary survey
SA

I'm going to speak with them next week. $600 for a boundary survey.

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Shambini
Jul 05, 2014 7:39 pm
Shambini
Melsie68
Melsie68
4 July 2014

Help: Need Wood Look laminate for kitchen benchtop, pics inc

Help: Need Wood Look laminate for kitchen benchtop, pics inc
SA

Yeh in my old house . first home had laminex for 8years .then put a granite bench top in . was very small island bench with sink and around the stove . gave measurements…

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Melsie68
Jul 04, 2014 10:50 pm
Shambini
Shambini
4 July 2014

Settle an Argument : )

Settle an Argument : )
WA

Did you tell him that no matter who technically right, the female prevails? That's what happens in my marriage anyway.....

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Shambini
Jul 04, 2014 8:18 pm
Shambini
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Ponzu
Jul 04, 2014 7:49 pm
Marcia
Marcia
4 July 2014

Negotiating price reduction for building?

Negotiating price reduction for building?
WA

+1 to Marcia You can't win them :n: One way of negotiating would be finding out price of each and everything and get the house to turnkey; just…

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Marcia
Jul 04, 2014 7:18 pm
Marcia

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