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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
Build14
Build14
3 December 2013

Watch out for kitchen window positioning

Watch out for kitchen window positioning
NSW

If you are building the Wisdom Washington 29, make sure you check the positioning of the kitchen window. Ours is off centre by 20 cm. I checked the house plans and all…

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Build14
Dec 03, 2013 9:10 am
TempestSkye
TempestSkye
3 December 2013

Payment to Electrical Contractor.

Payment to Electrical Contractor.
WA

We have paid the electrical contractor 50% deposit for smart wiring etc? He has started the job. He now requires the other 50% before he completes…

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139
TempestSkye
Dec 03, 2013 6:06 am
joyfulbuilder
joyfulbuilder
2 December 2013

Tell me your thoughts on these floor plans please.

Tell me your thoughts on these floor plans please.
NSW

Ah that's even better! You'll be able to see what furniture works perfectly in the space.... and whether or not the size of furniture suits your requirements.

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joyfulbuilder
Dec 02, 2013 6:33 pm
hutsy
hutsy
2 December 2013

Building with Smart Homes in The Chimes, Baldivis

Building with Smart Homes in The Chimes, Baldivis
WA

Hi anp, Congrats on starting the process, looking forward to hearing more about your experience with Smart Homes for Living, they're currently in our short list for…

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hutsy
Dec 02, 2013 5:18 pm
hutsy
toecutter
toecutter
2 December 2013

Pre-cast concrete construction

Pre-cast concrete construction
WA

concrete roof is fine but it comes down to cost, it would of course have to be engineered.

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toecutter
Dec 02, 2013 4:23 pm
askanaan
askanaan
2 December 2013

Rawson Homes - Quality ?

Rawson Homes - Quality ?
NSW

This is just personal opinion based on renting a house built by Rawson - There are a lot of small quaility issues that are due to poor…

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565
askanaan
Dec 02, 2013 3:17 pm
Marcia
Marcia
2 December 2013

Building in Trinity WA with Commodore Homes

Building in Trinity WA with Commodore Homes
WA

My suggestion would be to ask for as much as possible up front before you sign anything. Get everything costed and locked in so you know what you are up for. We had CHs on…

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Marcia
Dec 02, 2013 3:10 pm
Marcia

Fun weekend of gardening. Full pics of my completed landscaping will be uploaded soon. Just a few more finishing touches to do. On Saturday we took delivery of our wood…

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tstr1a
Dec 02, 2013 11:36 am
marisa@artilux
marisa@artilux
2 December 2013

High Ceilings (2700) & BIFOLD DOORS to Alfresco is it Worth?

High Ceilings (2700) & BIFOLD DOORS to Alfresco is it Worth?
NSW
1, 2

We have 2 x 4.2 metre openings onto the rear alfresco area that flows into the pool. We went Bifolds and they push out of the way and really open…

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marisa@artilux
Dec 02, 2013 10:03 am
av31
av31
2 December 2013

Driveway cost

Driveway cost
VIC

Hi all, I am building a new house in Melbourne West. My builder wants to charge me 131 per sq metre for an exposed aggregate driveway upto 30 sq metres. I was…

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av31
Dec 02, 2013 9:44 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
1 December 2013

28c internal door cost upgrade

28c internal door cost upgrade
WA

It will be totally worth it. Infact I think its the little thinks like that that really make the difference in the level of quality of the final home which you will live in.... :)

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AussieMark
Dec 01, 2013 2:39 pm
Wade+Erica
Wade+Erica
1 December 2013

DIY build for 100k

DIY build for 100k

OK, here is a bit of depressing information. If you want to buy a home on it's own section in Auckland you need $250k +. For that price you will get a cold house in the…

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Wade+Erica
Dec 01, 2013 2:03 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
1 December 2013

Best builder for a custom build Perth

Best builder for a custom build Perth
WA

I think to get decent feedback you need to provide some paraemeters such as floor space, total budget etc.....

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AussieMark
Nov 30, 2013 11:01 pm
mightyirvs
mightyirvs
30 November 2013

Internal clay brickwork

Internal clay brickwork
WA

Brick joints (horizontal and vertical) should always be fully mortared, no exceptions in my book! I've never came across a builder that omitted the mortar!

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mightyirvs
Nov 30, 2013 10:20 pm
mightyirvs
mightyirvs
30 November 2013

Planet Architecture in Warrandyte (or Mornington?) Vic

Planet Architecture in Warrandyte (or Mornington?) Vic
VIC

I've never heard of them, but Fratelle Group (Northbridge)have a very good reputation for sustainable residential architecture and have won loads of awards.

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mightyirvs
Nov 30, 2013 10:10 pm
Bobdaboarder
Bobdaboarder
30 November 2013

Barrington Homes

Barrington Homes
NSW

Hi mnhmckenzie, Our plans are about to go to council. So far they have been great. Very friendly and helpful. We also made a couple of changes to the Rochester.

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Bobdaboarder
Nov 30, 2013 10:04 pm
Tans1970
Tans1970
30 November 2013

Building the Retreat Nouveau Q1 with Plantation Homes

Building the Retreat Nouveau Q1 with Plantation Homes
QLD

So I am a late starter on this particular forum, however I have been keeping a blog of our progress so far. Overall not too many frustrations…

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Tans1970
Nov 30, 2013 9:21 pm
Tans1970
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
30 November 2013

Sewerage and Stormwater Costs - too high?

Sewerage and Stormwater Costs - too high?
NSW

$17.5 k sounds over the top but it's also a bad time of the year to be lining up work. You should always get 3 quotes. Try and get a drainer, they won't be hiring…

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SaveH2O
Nov 30, 2013 1:55 pm
SaveH2O
Ari
Ari
30 November 2013

PCI issue - please help!

PCI issue - please help!
QLD

The fact they are already trying to steam roll you is a big red flag that you need to hire an independent inspector. I wouldn't accept it.

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Ari
Nov 30, 2013 9:12 am
askanaan
askanaan
29 November 2013

Bulk Builders VS family friend builder

Bulk Builders VS family friend builder
NSW

The specification must satisfy current regulations for the building permit so that should not be a problem. Almost entire incidence of…

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askanaan
Nov 29, 2013 9:34 pm
DoubleDutch
DoubleDutch
29 November 2013

Plot Ratio / Site Coverage Max - What is it in your Council?

Plot Ratio / Site Coverage Max - What is it in your Council?
SA

Very interesting - so in some cases (maybe all?) there is a minimum AND maximum ratio. Can certainly understand your want to increase garden /…

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DoubleDutch
Nov 29, 2013 6:28 pm
WildwoodHome
WildwoodHome
29 November 2013

Anyone else buliding in Wildwood, Carramar??

Anyone else buliding in Wildwood, Carramar??
WA
1, 2

Thanks hopefully yours goes smoothly as well, in fact i'm taking a drive up there now to count my bricks again haha.

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WildwoodHome
Nov 29, 2013 1:24 pm
walkie85
walkie85
29 November 2013

Multi Generation Dwelling Plan...

Multi Generation Dwelling Plan...
QLD

Hi, I'm trying to find some good plans for ideas for a multi generation dwelling? Needs to be one storey & wheelchair accessible... Hence the need, my son has special…

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walkie85
Nov 29, 2013 10:38 am
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
29 November 2013

Paver in Perth (SOR)

Paver in Perth (SOR)
WA

Not sure if you have contacted Todd at TBF Paving. He is a local guy here in Aubin Grove. 0407 384 744

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Perth_Euro
Nov 29, 2013 8:42 am
Forg
Forg
28 November 2013

Master Bedroom back or front of the house

Master Bedroom back or front of the house
NSW

I've read a lot of people who don't want the laundry near the bedrooms, but I don't really understand why they do this. I don't want to have to…

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Forg
Nov 28, 2013 1:38 pm
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askanaan
Nov 28, 2013 10:03 am
buildingwest
buildingwest
28 November 2013

NBG Blaxland 200E - Builders gone bust.....

NBG Blaxland 200E - Builders gone bust.....
VIC
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Thanks. I am sure I will love the house. The builders were refusing to address a lot of the issues and I really had to argue with them over so many items. They would not…

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buildingwest
Nov 28, 2013 9:54 am
Jho_Silz
Jho_Silz
27 November 2013

Clarendon Sheridan 38

Clarendon Sheridan 38
NSW

Hi dotgif, we are also planning on building a wentworth with Clarendon with a few changes to the design. Have you found…

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Jho_Silz
Nov 27, 2013 9:33 pm
rzweng
rzweng
27 November 2013

Minta Farm title

Minta Farm title
VIC

Anyone knows when on earth the title will be released? I was told the title will be delayed to mid 2014 atleast. Not sure if it is stage 1 or 2 or both. And is MF an…

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rzweng
Nov 27, 2013 8:30 pm
vanbox
vanbox
27 November 2013

Small lot house Brisbane - Moved In!

Small lot house Brisbane - Moved In!
QLD
1, 2

Looks amazing, I just wanted to see more photos on the real eatate site :lol: Everything looks lovely and I really like the floor plan. best of…

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vanbox
Nov 27, 2013 7:22 pm
Forg
Forg
27 November 2013

Doses building usually stop or slow down over Christmas?

Doses building usually stop or slow down over Christmas?
WA

Yeah, Sydney is hotter in February than January too. I certainly don't envy the tradesmen & tradeswomen who're forced to take their holidays at the absolute most annoying…

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Forg
Nov 27, 2013 4:49 pm


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