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skelly2205
skelly2205
7 October 2013

Kingsford Estate - new neighbours and questions

Kingsford Estate - new neighbours and questions
VIC

Hi All, Just bought and building in the kingsford estate Point cook. Our land had just titled and we start building Nov 13'. Just sussing out the neighbourhood and also…

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skelly2205
Oct 07, 2013 6:36 pm
Ca6leguy
Ca6leguy
7 October 2013

What is a TGH OBS glass?

What is a TGH OBS glass?
NSW

I think you could be right.

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Ca6leguy
Oct 07, 2013 5:33 pm
Sukarabikun
Sukarabikun
7 October 2013

Do's and Dont's of house plans.

Do's and Dont's of house plans.
VIC

Same as Rachi, and toilet accessible to visitors without having to get into the room area.

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Sukarabikun
Oct 07, 2013 5:16 pm
Sukarabikun
dejuvu
dejuvu
7 October 2013

Anyone has had experience with Latitude 37?

Anyone has had experience with Latitude 37?
VIC

Hi it's my first time building a home. I'm currently considering Latitude 37 as a builder but have not been able to find…

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dejuvu
Oct 07, 2013 9:11 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
7 October 2013

Floor to ceiling voids and children safety

Floor to ceiling voids and children safety

My kids are 13 and 10 and have lived in two story houses since they were born. As long as you teach them and have an eye on them it should be fine. We never had any…

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AussieMark
Oct 07, 2013 8:34 am
_lucinda
_lucinda
7 October 2013

[SA] Our first house. By Distinctive Homes. [Few pics]

[SA] Our first house. By Distinctive Homes. [Few pics]
SA

Looks lovely, Chibs. Thanks for the images. Can't help with the gas pipes.

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_lucinda
Oct 07, 2013 7:40 am
_lucinda
ECOECO
ECOECO
6 October 2013

Custom builder recommendations - Cockatoo, Victoria.

Custom builder recommendations - Cockatoo, Victoria.
VIC

No recommendation, but a member works for a builder, and he is in Berwick... why not PM him? Yep, it does take me a while to get back on…

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ECOECO
Oct 06, 2013 9:54 pm
ECOECO
Mojo99
Mojo99
6 October 2013

Any experiences with Eight homes?

Any experiences with Eight homes?
VIC

Hi All, We are considering building with Eight homes and am keen to hear about people's experiences with them.... They are the low cost sub-set of Urban Edge. I didn't…

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Mojo99
Oct 06, 2013 8:46 pm
dream_home93
dream_home93
5 October 2013

Masterton Homes - santorini porcelin tiles?

Masterton Homes - santorini porcelin tiles?
NSW

Hi folks There is another product you can use around the island bench instead of beading. The salesperson from Don's Tiles at Bella Vista showed…

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dream_home93
Oct 05, 2013 6:03 am
dotgif
dotgif
4 October 2013

What does Carpentry stage mean

What does Carpentry stage mean
NSW

Sand - glad to hear it's been quick for you so far, I'm very excited for you! Referring to the same flowchart, I'm up to scaffold installed - the brickwork should be…

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dotgif
Oct 04, 2013 10:20 pm
dotgif
animal
animal
4 October 2013

Exhaust 3in 1 ceiling fan

Exhaust 3in 1 ceiling fan
VIC

We went with these as they were much cheaper than IXL neo http://www.martecceilingfans.com.au/pro ... us2.html#2 About $120 each. vented to external

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animal
Oct 04, 2013 8:45 pm
Paula24
Paula24
4 October 2013

VV's Heneley Homes Sahara Q1 Build - Keys on 3/05/2013

VV's Heneley Homes Sahara Q1 Build - Keys on 3/05/2013
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

hi i was wondering how you went with the grand piano quarter? did you like it I am considering using the color with natural white for architraves i look forward hearing…

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Paula24
Oct 04, 2013 8:26 pm
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d@n
Oct 03, 2013 10:14 pm
meowsy
meowsy
3 October 2013

House Orientation and Glazing

House Orientation and Glazing
QLD

You could have outdoor blinds on west facing windows. Keeping the sun off the window will help. 2

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meowsy
Oct 03, 2013 3:53 pm
meowsy
Forg
Forg
3 October 2013

Which builders have inexpensive double storey designs

Which builders have inexpensive double storey designs
VIC

If penny73 hasn't found an answer to this question in over 5 years then I suspect he or she ain't building ... :)

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Forg
Oct 03, 2013 1:33 pm

So our tiling done, however they appear not to have followed our plans, we got a variation to tile the area infront of the amenities, (see picture) but they have only…

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nully
Oct 03, 2013 1:27 pm
misslibe
misslibe
3 October 2013

SA - new house for us - we have keys !!

SA - new house for us - we have keys !!
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

You home is stunning! congratulations on getting your keys :)

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misslibe
Oct 03, 2013 1:17 pm
bashworth
bashworth
3 October 2013

Soil Tests - Who is liable for damage to underground service

Soil Tests - Who is liable for damage to underground service
QLD

I am assuming this is not a new Block. As owner you should be in the best position to know where the existing services are. Most of these soil test companies work on…

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bashworth
Oct 03, 2013 11:37 am
bashworth
Jason-Vic
Jason-Vic
3 October 2013

Inspections during Construction( Building Inspection)

Inspections during Construction( Building Inspection)
VIC
1, 2

I thought they would have locked the temporary fencing gates to prevent you from accessing the site. How did you get in on the…

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Jason-Vic
Oct 03, 2013 10:45 am
deluxes
deluxes
3 October 2013

What new home features have the best return on investment?

What new home features have the best return on investment?
VIC

First of all, who are you planning on marketing the completed home to? Are you looking for broad appeal? or a market segment in particular? Generally, if it was me -…

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deluxes
Oct 03, 2013 9:35 am
deluxes
blackenator
blackenator
3 October 2013

Down lights costs

Down lights costs
NSW

From what I have been told if you can get them done without the builders aid. I asked beechwood and they are asking 110 per each downlight if you have a single story home…

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blackenator
Oct 03, 2013 8:41 am
blackenator
robbie55
robbie55
3 October 2013

Help with side access concern

Help with side access concern
QLD

I'd still make the red side flat but turf it. Flat front to the house can be a bit neater and nicer and would still give you somewhere to wash the car and store a trailer…

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robbie55
Oct 03, 2013 8:02 am
robbie55
1rocky
1rocky
3 October 2013

Tips List - First time build - Coral Homes(QLD) - Noosa 29

Tips List - First time build - Coral Homes(QLD) - Noosa 29
QLD

great tips. i wonder with soil test that different builders do it different ways with us our builder did everything

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1rocky
Oct 03, 2013 5:43 am
MyH1Login
MyH1Login
2 October 2013

Floor plan - thoughts? What do you think?

Floor plan - thoughts? What do you think?
VIC
1, 2

Hello everyone :) long time no speak. Thanks so much for your advice on this thread, it helped me so much to get to where the floorplan is now. I've since learned how to…

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MyH1Login
Oct 02, 2013 8:33 pm
MyH1Login
_lucinda
_lucinda
2 October 2013

Sammymac's build! - We have keys!!! :-)

Sammymac's build! - We have keys!!! :-)
SA
1 ... 62, 63, 64

::smile:: Great to see you back here, sammymac. Would love to see more pics. Did you ever resolve the issue with the benchtop marks?

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_lucinda
Oct 02, 2013 5:49 pm
_lucinda
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
2 October 2013

Site Coverage - What does this mean?

Site Coverage - What does this mean?
VIC

Hello DreamHome23 Site coverage is the maximum area your house can cover of your block as a percentage of the total area of your block. According to Department of…

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OurLindrum52
Oct 02, 2013 2:41 pm
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
2 October 2013

Dispensation for Overlooking

Dispensation for Overlooking
VIC

Is it an overlooking issue or an overshadowing issue as you're using both terms? If it is an overlooking issue, most councils require obscure glazing to habitable rooms…

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OurLindrum52
Oct 02, 2013 9:34 am
animal
animal
1 October 2013

Burnished Concrete

Burnished Concrete
TAS

So you've raised it with them, and they claim it is burnished but you think it isn't? Burnishing was one of the finishes offered to us, but we chose cut and polish, so…

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animal
Oct 01, 2013 11:12 pm
Kirst53
Kirst53
1 October 2013

Dream home in Bedfordale! Dale Alcock Homes. - Ext. colours!

Dream home in Bedfordale! Dale Alcock Homes. - Ext. colours!
WA
1, 2

Thanks, Fancy Pants. God luck with your issues. I'll be keeping an eye on your thread to see how it all turns out.

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Kirst53
Oct 01, 2013 4:35 pm
Angeltherapy
Angeltherapy
1 October 2013

Bushfire Prone Areas changed (VIC)

Bushfire Prone Areas changed (VIC)
VIC

Still haven't heard back from my Land Sales lady or my House Sales guy, or from customer.service@dse.vic.gov.au for that matter. However,…

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Angeltherapy
Oct 01, 2013 4:01 pm
Angeltherapy
kazgee88
kazgee88
1 October 2013

URGENT Electrician & Painter recommendations required

URGENT Electrician & Painter recommendations required
WA

Hi all, We've just been informed that we can get our own electrician & painters in before Handover. Can anyone recommend any in the Perth NOR area? Prefer cash jobs but…

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kazgee88
Oct 01, 2013 3:01 pm
Megs25
Megs25
1 October 2013

First home with Statesman Homes in Andrews Farm SA

First home with Statesman Homes in Andrews Farm SA
SA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

hi all sorry I've been mmia for a while. well finally the bank issues have been sorted and we were released to construction last Friday!! now we're just waiting for it…

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Megs25
Oct 01, 2013 2:26 pm
firsthome2
firsthome2
1 October 2013

KBR in Sydney's Inner West

KBR in Sydney's Inner West
NSW

Building is a roller coaster, it is matter of managing your expectation and working with the builder, who ever you go with. Have a look at below topic. Good luck.

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firsthome2
Oct 01, 2013 12:55 pm
1rocky
1rocky
1 October 2013

•Bridgman Ridge• our Procorp build

•Bridgman Ridge• our Procorp build
NSW

that is fantastic to be able to celebrate christmas in your new home

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1rocky
Oct 01, 2013 8:05 am
ColleenW
ColleenW
30 September 2013

Company called Sloping Block Solutions

Company called Sloping Block Solutions
VIC

Hi Annie9072 I've just been floating around looking things up and found mention of "Sloping Block Solutions" and this forum. I wish I'd found it a year or two ago!…

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ColleenW
Sep 30, 2013 7:08 pm
meowsy
meowsy
30 September 2013

Starting again - building a Burbank townhouse

Starting again - building a Burbank townhouse
VIC

Oh, well so sounds like a silver lining. Must be to do with the subdivision or something. Well, look forward to seeing the new build with PD! 2

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meowsy
Sep 30, 2013 2:29 pm
meowsy
April30
April30
30 September 2013

Bricks delieverd with ALOT of chips around edges

Bricks delieverd with ALOT of chips around edges
NSW

Made the call today to our SS & he said his already ordered new bricks as they wont use the chipped ones :) What a relief...

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April30
Sep 30, 2013 2:08 pm
grom40
grom40
30 September 2013

Lot pegout/survey - anyone know a good surveyor in NW Syd?

Lot pegout/survey - anyone know a good surveyor in NW Syd?
NSW

Hi the mont, Just make sure you actually do need a re-survey as some builders simply say they can't find the (already existing) survey pegs simply because they are just…

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grom40
Sep 30, 2013 10:55 am
grom40
building-expert
building-expert
30 September 2013

Pre - Handover Inspection (PCI) in Melbourne

Pre - Handover Inspection (PCI) in Melbourne
VIC

Many of my clients are ignored or bluffed by the builder. Your home is the biggest investment of your life and you should invest in professional inspection and advice.…

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building-expert
Sep 30, 2013 6:49 am
building-expert
EmyN
EmyN
29 September 2013

Who has a dark roof and light render??

Who has a dark roof and light render??
QLD

Yes I've actually researched that topic and am satisfied that there is only very minor difference between light colorbond and dark colorbond. Apparently it has more to do…

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EmyN
Sep 29, 2013 2:44 pm
EmyN
trambay
trambay
29 September 2013

Building the Turin with Simonds at Ambrosia Estate

Building the Turin with Simonds at Ambrosia Estate
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

That's cool, the floor certainly look more than laminate floor! I hope my builder will have some beautiful laminate floors to allow me to choose. I will build with burbank…

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trambay
Sep 29, 2013 1:10 pm
Marisi
Marisi
29 September 2013

More waiting in Oakford...

More waiting in Oakford...
WA

Hey Kittyranch you must tell me when you finally get slabbed. Had a meeting with the managers, CLO, site supervisor on site on Thursday. Am finally feeling confident with…

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Marisi
Sep 29, 2013 9:10 am
Marisi
NandZ
NandZ
29 September 2013

Anyone build with Greater Concepts??

Anyone build with Greater Concepts??

I have. It's probably too late for you now but in case anyone else wishes to deal with Jeff from Greater Concepts. He had been fantastic. He sub-contracts to a building…

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NandZ
Sep 29, 2013 3:26 am
sal032
sal032
28 September 2013

Warralily Coast Dennis Family Homes

Warralily Coast Dennis Family Homes
QLD

Hi Mark, I wouldn't bother paying the 5k to lock in the current promotion unless you have already selected a design, sometimes their promotions are only on particular…

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sal032
Sep 28, 2013 10:17 am
sal032
Annaloren
Annaloren
28 September 2013

Building in stage 5 of Edmondson Park (Village Square)

Building in stage 5 of Edmondson Park (Village Square)
NSW

Hi campion 84' We are in the process of signing the and contract and are building with first style homes.. We were told the land should get registered by march 2014.…

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Annaloren
Sep 28, 2013 10:14 am
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1rocky
Sep 28, 2013 5:11 am
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donna61
Sep 28, 2013 12:01 am


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