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navarch
navarch
23 November 2013

Confused with Tile Selections - Need advise

Confused with Tile Selections - Need advise
WA

Thanks a lot for your comments guys.. really appreciate your input. I think we will go for the darker tile as that is less of a risk with that going wrong than the one…

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navarch
Nov 23, 2013 11:12 am
navarch
NickyG1990
NickyG1990
23 November 2013

Jackson's view estate, Drouin

Jackson's view estate, Drouin
VIC

Ours has been classified m class with compacted fill our site costs will be in the slope and retaining walls up for 13k without slab designed yet

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NickyG1990
Nov 23, 2013 10:56 am
jennifer80
jennifer80
23 November 2013

Cost for upgrades at pre start -

Cost for upgrades at pre start -
WA

I can only comment on our builder, but we paid $50 per internal door to upgrade. Toilets are expensive! Many, many options, we went close coupled @ $350 each for decent…

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jennifer80
Nov 23, 2013 10:01 am
jennifer80
1rocky
1rocky
23 November 2013

Bathrooms - all the same or different

Bathrooms - all the same or different
WA

the two ensuites in my home are the same they have a beige beach theme while with the main bathroom is different having a black and white theme wall to ceiling…

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1rocky
Nov 23, 2013 5:53 am
Babycakes
Babycakes
22 November 2013

How clean is a "clean site" after a build?

How clean is a "clean site" after a build?
NSW

The cleaning the house is part of the handover, we're not directly charged for it. We're charged as a part of the total, I'm sure! As for the backyard, I don't know how…

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Babycakes
Nov 22, 2013 9:04 pm
Babycakes
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
22 November 2013

Venetian Blinds - Does this $$ seem reasonable?

Venetian Blinds - Does this $$ seem reasonable?
NSW

I think so! I have budget $5,000 to do the master bedroom 1m x 2m there's two of them and theatre 2.5 m x .5m in those plantation shutters In the other 5 bedrooms 1m x 2 m…

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2-cupcakes-pls
Nov 22, 2013 6:44 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
cinder
cinder
22 November 2013

Help - Natural gas connection

Help - Natural gas connection
NSW

+1, in saying that it was meant to be done…

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cinder
Nov 22, 2013 4:24 pm
cinder
Filthyfil
Filthyfil
22 November 2013

New Homes with NBN Installed

New Homes with NBN Installed
NSW

Trying to get an indication of actual NBN speeds. Could everyone post 1) Their Location (Suburb will do) 2) Which Plan they are on 3) What speeds were advertised on the…

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Filthyfil
Nov 22, 2013 10:35 am
Filthyfil
jj1
jj1
22 November 2013

Tips for building in a well established area

Tips for building in a well established area
WA

Our build was in an already established location. We actually gave our old house away (carted away on the back of a truck), but that is not always an option of course. I…

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jj1
Nov 22, 2013 9:31 am
kimmid
kimmid
22 November 2013

eden grange riverstone

eden grange riverstone
NSW

Hi frisky 123, There is another thread you can visit, lots of people building at Eden Grange. Its called "Anyone building at Eden Grange Riverstone?"

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kimmid
Nov 22, 2013 9:13 am
kimmid
kittyranch
kittyranch
21 November 2013

a different way to have the power points on the island bench

a different way to have the power points on the island bench
WA

I don't like the ones in the top. We have essastone and put the switches on the other side under the edge that the stools will go under. You can't see it. It won't look…

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kittyranch
Nov 21, 2013 9:19 pm
istephendj
istephendj
21 November 2013

Would you recommend JG KING? bit nervous!

Would you recommend JG KING? bit nervous!
1, 2

I know this is an old thread but every time I type in building with JG King, this thread keeps popping up. When I was doing my research on JG King, I kept getting old…

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istephendj
Nov 21, 2013 3:52 pm
cinder
cinder
21 November 2013

NBN builder charge????

NBN builder charge????
WA

There are two things. NBN connection from outside your house to a point inside your house or garage. That's the free bit (IF you are building in a Greenfields estate).…

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cinder
Nov 21, 2013 12:51 pm
cinder
Cameron32
Cameron32
21 November 2013

Contracts.. Fixed price not so fixed?

Contracts.. Fixed price not so fixed?
NSW

Final certificate of occupancy is absolutely…

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Cameron32
Nov 21, 2013 8:58 am
Cameron32
d@n
d@n
21 November 2013

10 acre dream home - help with exterior please!!

10 acre dream home - help with exterior please!!
NSW

Option 1 would be my preference. Ironstone gutters would look odd sandwich between two surfmist.

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d@n
Nov 21, 2013 8:14 am
Metroid
Metroid
21 November 2013

New Home warranty and builders margin

New Home warranty and builders margin
NSW

Check your contract. We are installing our own flooring and it specifically says even though its being installed by our own supplier the builder acknowledges they will…

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Metroid
Nov 21, 2013 7:13 am
Cooper05
Cooper05
21 November 2013

Rear Master Bedroom Floorplans

Rear Master Bedroom Floorplans
SA

Thanks for that Sal...I missed your reply earlier :)

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Cooper05
Nov 21, 2013 12:15 am
Cooper05
Cooper05
21 November 2013

Custom loft with Format in SA- Moved in and happy :-)

Custom loft with Format in SA- Moved in and happy :-)
SA
1 ... 21, 22, 23

I walked past today...love love love your garage door!

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Cooper05
Nov 20, 2013 11:55 pm

Essa stone bench is in.…

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Tysonut
Nov 20, 2013 8:25 pm
Tysonut
bashworth
bashworth
20 November 2013

What type of Contract should i choose? Melbourne

What type of Contract should i choose? Melbourne
VIC

The builder can offer you a smaller margin because there is no risk to him. You carry all the financial risk for cost overruns. Also many clients tend to keep adding…

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bashworth
Nov 20, 2013 3:54 pm
bashworth
ugbug
ugbug
20 November 2013

12 metre wide house design South Perth

12 metre wide house design South Perth
WA

I agree it depends what you find most important. If you have a 5m setback at the front and 3m at the back you can get a max house length of 20m and a 36sqm back yard…

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ugbug
Nov 20, 2013 3:01 pm
ugbug
felicity01
felicity01
20 November 2013

Fencing Questions - WA

Fencing Questions - WA
WA

I agree with you fmac, I thought everything was 50/50, as i would imagine the neighbours would think. Will leave the front part of the fencing off for now, deal with it later!

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felicity01
Nov 20, 2013 11:39 am
felicity01
Iris
Iris
20 November 2013

Andy & Fran's humble abode - Modified Monaco

Andy & Fran's humble abode - Modified Monaco
SA
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Looks fantastic! You must be so happy with the result.

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Iris
Nov 20, 2013 8:58 am
Metroid
Metroid
20 November 2013

Door Frame Height

Door Frame Height
NSW

Can you post up your drawings on your plan?

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Metroid
Nov 20, 2013 7:40 am
jibs
jibs
20 November 2013

Our New Home -with Redink - finishing it off !!!

Our New Home -with Redink - finishing it off !!!
WA
1 ... 24, 25, 26

O wow your garden, decking and pool look fabulous. Like a resort. Love the photo taken from the house with the plant and the two black bottles on the white tiles- very stylish

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jibs
Nov 20, 2013 5:17 am
jibs
Lex
Lex
19 November 2013

Tradespeople destroyed my grout.

Tradespeople destroyed my grout.
VIC

Be careful with bleach and simlar as it can discolour your tiles. Test it first. I use Porcelain Cleaner as it seems to be a bit stronger than a cream cleanser from…

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Lex
Nov 19, 2013 9:17 pm
Lex
Nicci
Nicci
19 November 2013

Builind with Home group - YANCHEP

Builind with Home group - YANCHEP
WA

Hi, I use photobucket to upload plans and then copy the links on here :) Just email one of the admin girls who you are dealing with and ask to put on a list or be…

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Nicci
Nov 19, 2013 10:54 am
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crosso
Nov 18, 2013 7:50 pm
Kirstenl
Kirstenl
18 November 2013

How much did your builder make off you?

How much did your builder make off you?
VIC

That question is impossible to answer and no builder in their right might would tell you. As long as you think you are getting value for money, does it matter what they…

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Kirstenl
Nov 18, 2013 7:25 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
18 November 2013

Building our 1st home with Buzz in the Dales, Baldivis

Building our 1st home with Buzz in the Dales, Baldivis
WA

Hello! There! Bekki! We are building in heritage park with home Group WA We have prestart in early December Do you with a plan of your home!

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2-cupcakes-pls
Nov 18, 2013 3:36 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
navarch
navarch
18 November 2013

Building with C*llier in Aubin Grove, WA - Lockup

Building with C*llier in Aubin Grove, WA - Lockup
WA
1, 2

Yes.. Its slowly moving along.. Hopefully they don't stuff up things during fit outs etc. We got lock up invoice on Friday. Went during the weekend to have a look and…

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navarch
Nov 18, 2013 12:58 pm
navarch
dani76
dani76
18 November 2013

Rendering - how much?

Rendering - how much?
QLD

Its definitely a worth while investment especially if you have old ugly brick work... we have just recently bought a timber weather board house so only have some retaining…

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dani76
Nov 18, 2013 11:23 am
Althom
Althom
18 November 2013

Fence conflict

Fence conflict
WA

You can get colourbond retaining panels which may the answer here Steel Plinth Retaining This type of retaining fits directly under the bottom rail of your colourbond…

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Althom
Nov 18, 2013 10:28 am
Althom
carak777
carak777
18 November 2013

Building with kurmond homes

Building with kurmond homes
NSW

Akaadi There is a Kurmond thread on Homeone, check it out to get information about people building with Kurmond Homes. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=64411

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carak777
Nov 18, 2013 7:29 am
carak777
maximus
maximus
17 November 2013

Designs for 10m x 32m Lot

Designs for 10m x 32m Lot
NSW

Try and make the kitchen bigger. I've been living with a small kitchen for years and it's a nuisance. Try and improve the design with more bench space and a…

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maximus
Nov 17, 2013 7:51 pm
maximus
Phil1
Phil1
17 November 2013

Fence Installer Perth Recommendations

Fence Installer Perth Recommendations
WA

Hi!...just wanted to find out if anyone has a fence installer in Perth they could recommend?? I would really appreciate it! Many thanks Phil ::smile::

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Phil1
Nov 17, 2013 7:46 pm
kez+pete
kez+pete
17 November 2013

Pegs on land 3m o/s

Pegs on land 3m o/s
NSW

Thank you for your reply. I wonder if you have any idea why they would be there? Sorry if this is a stupid question- the pegs caught me off guard. I didn't expect there to…

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kez+pete
Nov 17, 2013 4:54 pm
kez+pete
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deeps
Nov 17, 2013 3:58 pm
NickyG1990
NickyG1990
17 November 2013

Building on Compacted Fill

Building on Compacted Fill
VIC

Just an update got a quote for compacting the fill to level 1 compaction.. $13,000

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NickyG1990
Nov 17, 2013 3:19 pm
Bandick
Bandick
17 November 2013

Has anyone got a Gliderol AluGlide with the polycarbonate?

Has anyone got a Gliderol AluGlide with the polycarbonate?
SA

Just wondering how expensive they are? We are trying to get a quote from Gliderol but not having much luck. We want to have an idea how much they are before we go to our…

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Bandick
Nov 17, 2013 2:29 pm
FairmontSAcustom
FairmontSAcustom
16 November 2013

PCI not far off

PCI not far off
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi miss mia, I hope all is going well. I drove past the other day and admired your swimming pool :)

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FairmontSAcustom
Nov 16, 2013 9:45 pm
Teaswizzler
Teaswizzler
16 November 2013

Building @ The Glade Byford

Building @ The Glade Byford
WA

How do you find the quality of Ultimate Homes compares?

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Teaswizzler
Nov 16, 2013 8:28 pm
Teaswizzler
lovepub
lovepub
16 November 2013

Metricon's 'More to love LUXURY" worth the extra $50k?

Metricon's 'More to love LUXURY" worth the extra $50k?
QLD

i think that's also in the standard inclusions too. But…

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lovepub
Nov 16, 2013 2:07 pm
bans
bans
16 November 2013

Havana 3@ edmonson park Sydney

Havana 3@ edmonson park Sydney
NSW

Go on the forum and address your post to Merrynamy. You will get a reply for sure.

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bans
Nov 16, 2013 11:39 am
Babycakes
Babycakes
16 November 2013

Letterbox for a battleaxe and council land maintenance

Letterbox for a battleaxe and council land maintenance
NSW

Would the brown area be for your bins to sit on collection day or do they sit on the green section right next to the road on your…

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Babycakes
Nov 16, 2013 9:15 am
Babycakes
UpsizeTime
UpsizeTime
16 November 2013

Bathroom upgrades

Bathroom upgrades
NSW

Hi All! Upgrades what to do (Have also posted this on bathrooms but thought aloof you have been through this decision, would like to hear why you went one way or the…

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UpsizeTime
Nov 16, 2013 8:25 am
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
16 November 2013

Two Story Builds

Two Story Builds
WA

We looked at doing the two storey home thinking that we can get a smaller block and go up! We notice that the bedrooms and living areas were smaller and in the end it was…

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2-cupcakes-pls
Nov 16, 2013 8:24 am
2-cupcakes-pls
Ibby
Ibby
15 November 2013

Urgent: Please help re roof sarking and insulation

Urgent: Please help re roof sarking and insulation
ACT

ACT. We are not on the bushfire zone so its not required but I am still very annoyed that we won't have the capability to prevent the possible leakage in the future. I've…

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Ibby
Nov 15, 2013 6:20 pm
pierrenoir
pierrenoir
15 November 2013

panel and post retaining disguises

panel and post retaining disguises
WA

Hi All I am just going through the final stages of prestart before beginning to build a new house on a narrow block. We have hit a snag however with some retaining…

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pierrenoir
Nov 15, 2013 6:09 pm


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