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ashertod
ashertod
27 January 2014

Site plans for stormwater drainage

Site plans for stormwater drainage
VIC

Thanks for that, I will check with him. I did think it was a little OTT for a shed, but I am failing to be surprised by anything the council wants these daya!

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ashertod
Jan 27, 2014 4:17 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
26 January 2014

Local Geotech

Local Geotech
VIC

You can search here within any radius of where you are: http://www.consultaustralia.com.au/Find ... earch.aspx

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SaveH2O
Jan 26, 2014 11:22 am
SaveH2O
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
26 January 2014

TIPS FOR PRE-START

TIPS FOR PRE-START
WA

I need my husband there because I cant make my mind up!

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2-cupcakes-pls
Jan 26, 2014 9:15 am
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
25 January 2014

sealing tiles

sealing tiles
QLD

We were just thinking that we could do it our selves. it's like painting

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2-cupcakes-pls
Jan 25, 2014 11:06 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
Mitch86
Mitch86
25 January 2014

Our Grandview 37 Toowoomba - We have KEYS! + Some Pics

Our Grandview 37 Toowoomba - We have KEYS! + Some Pics
QLD
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Hey there, just checking out this forum and saw this thread, I saw these pics and thought this house looked familiar. My wife and I also build in Highfield Ridge and…

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Mitch86
Jan 25, 2014 8:12 pm
bashworth
bashworth
25 January 2014

what's facade features return ?

what's facade features return ?
VIC

A lot of facades are only on the front which can look OK if the house are close together but can look ordinary if you can see the side. For that reason some developers…

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bashworth
Jan 25, 2014 7:48 pm
bashworth
md_uk
md_uk
25 January 2014

Building with 101 Residential in Secret Harbour (WA)

Building with 101 Residential in Secret Harbour (WA)
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Did anyone get to see these expensive variation costings from redink and 101 residential? If so could someone please send them to me

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md_uk
Jan 25, 2014 2:37 am
cameronandmiranda
cameronandmiranda
25 January 2014

Recommendations for builder for new build in Perth

Recommendations for builder for new build in Perth
WA

Hi ennoh We're building a single level home with WBN at the moment. I think if you found a design of theirs that you like, they'd probably be pretty good. We've been…

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cameronandmiranda
Jan 25, 2014 1:27 am
cameronandmiranda

Hi Miss April, No we still aren't complete. We are at fixing stage. Its been quiet for the past month as the builders have been on holidays since before Christmas. Our…

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agiaquinta90
Jan 24, 2014 9:53 pm
We Love Our Sekisui
We Love Our Sekisui
24 January 2014

Estuary leopold

Estuary leopold
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

If anyone is looking for a nice flat block in estuary I have two for sale in Tispa Drv. Tispa Drv is probably the flattest part of the estate...Before The Big Hill starts…

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We Love Our Sekisui
Jan 24, 2014 8:41 pm
babli
babli
24 January 2014

Paira waters

Paira waters
WA

Anyone building in stage 8 in riva paira waters

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babli
Jan 24, 2014 7:48 pm
bpratt
bpratt
24 January 2014

Soffit question

Soffit question
QLD

If you don't have whirly birds yet, check out the solar powered ventilators that are now available, as they work so much better at drawing the air out of the roof than the…

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bpratt
Jan 24, 2014 4:49 pm
Dukecaddy
Dukecaddy
24 January 2014

Building Code Help Please

Building Code Help Please
WA

They use the Building Code of Australia (BCA) volume 2, also known as the national construction code. I don't think there are any specific WA variations to it. If you PM…

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Dukecaddy
Jan 24, 2014 3:04 pm
Dukecaddy
PanRaptor
PanRaptor
24 January 2014

Anyone using Lambs Tongue Architrave & Skirting?

Anyone using Lambs Tongue Architrave & Skirting?
VIC

I don't know if its Hume's but I came across this yesterday; viewtopic.php?f=31&t=60163&start=1320 Page 67 of the thread has photos

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PanRaptor
Jan 24, 2014 1:21 pm
PanRaptor
jono13
jono13
24 January 2014

Building with Coral Homes - The real story!

Building with Coral Homes - The real story!
NSW

Hi Bettsy, We built with Coral in Lake Macquarie area and were very happy with the process. Been in our new Noosa 25 for 10 months. Hope your experience is as…

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jono13
Jan 24, 2014 11:52 am
snowing
snowing
23 January 2014

Trees on neighbor's block

Trees on neighbor's block
VIC

Well, it's not our neighbor growing the trees.. they are there all the time. lol We are in an area with lots of trees. :) My guess is that not many people around our area…

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snowing
Jan 23, 2014 8:51 pm
snowing
snowing
23 January 2014

Large rock on the block

Large rock on the block
VIC

If the rock does not have any effect on your build, it will be your responsibility to take care of it. That will be part of your landscaping exercise. :)

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snowing
Jan 23, 2014 8:46 pm
Burnsfirsttime
Burnsfirsttime
22 January 2014

AVELINGERS - Upgrade Costs

AVELINGERS - Upgrade Costs
WA

Hello fellow Avelingers Could you please tell me the costs of adding additional items; double plug points light switchs dimmers to light switches tv points tv…

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Burnsfirsttime
Jan 22, 2014 12:31 pm
Burnsfirsttime
dee_77
dee_77
22 January 2014

What is the most annoying thing happened during your build ?

What is the most annoying thing happened during your build ?
VIC
1, 2

Waiting ages for paperwork then get it and its full of mistakes which you then have spend another week having fixed. Has happened at least 3x…

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dee_77
Jan 22, 2014 11:15 am
dee_77
Tan11
Tan11
22 January 2014

Porter Davis- might build the Chelsea 16 in Eucalypt,Wollert

Porter Davis- might build the Chelsea 16 in Eucalypt,Wollert
VIC

Hi, My Husband and I are looking at building with Porter Davis in Eucalypt, Wollert. We are interested in the Chelsea 16 which is their smallest house. Has anyone build…

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Tan11
Jan 22, 2014 9:55 am
jese
jese
22 January 2014

to grollo or not to grollo?

to grollo or not to grollo?
VIC

I live in North Eastern suburb I think they can build in any suburb

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jese
Jan 22, 2014 7:06 am
EmyN
EmyN
21 January 2014

Redesigned Retreat Q2 Home - Tiling Underway!

Redesigned Retreat Q2 Home - Tiling Underway!
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Actually never mind, I looked at your plans (how's that for creepy stalker ish hahaha) and it says they are 1.5m tall. Ours are 2m so I'm not visualising thing too wrongly…

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EmyN
Jan 21, 2014 11:03 pm
EmyN
building-expert
building-expert
21 January 2014

Henley house ceiling leakage

Henley house ceiling leakage
VIC

Damaged areas of ceilings should be replaced under builders warranty. Ceiling has sagged because adhesion has failed. Ceiling is held up by adhesion not by screws, screws…

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building-expert
Jan 21, 2014 5:26 pm
building-expert
sharkeyc
sharkeyc
21 January 2014

BAL29 entry/external doors

BAL29 entry/external doors
VIC

Hi all, Just wondering what entry/external doors people have used in BAL29 construction (Victoria or other states)? Manufacturers seem to supply doors at either BAL12.5…

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sharkeyc
Jan 21, 2014 4:29 pm
batey_1020
batey_1020
21 January 2014

Finishing off checklist

Finishing off checklist
NSW

Anyone have a decent check-list for budgeting the finishing off phase of their build?

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batey_1020
Jan 21, 2014 11:42 am
leighton
leighton
21 January 2014

Very Small Block - Options & Advice?

Very Small Block - Options & Advice?
VIC

Someone said find a custom design builder who specialises in narrow block building or at least does do real custom design. Volume builders do sometimes have plans that…

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leighton
Jan 21, 2014 10:16 am
leighton
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 January 2014

I have a house plan, where do I go from here?

I have a house plan, where do I go from here?
WA

Knowing where you are is a big help. I'd go see a capable draftie or building designer and get some feedback from them about possible pitfalls in your design or changes…

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Stewie D
Jan 21, 2014 9:54 am
wwwhistler
wwwhistler
20 January 2014

Has anyone Built with House and Land Design Homes (HALD)?

Has anyone Built with House and Land Design Homes (HALD)?
QLD

We are currently building with House and Land Design (HALD) at Rochedale Estates, and can certainly recommend them thus far. We spoke to more than ten builders, got…

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wwwhistler
Jan 20, 2014 4:57 pm
Ca6leguy
Ca6leguy
20 January 2014

Electrical installation cost

Electrical installation cost
NSW

Yes, all the wiring are done by the builder. I just need the lights installed after handover.

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Ca6leguy
Jan 20, 2014 4:11 pm
kandy23
kandy23
20 January 2014

Window colour feedback

Window colour feedback
NSW

Thanks for your feedback 2-cupcakes-pls and bpratt we might need to plant some big trees :-)

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kandy23
Jan 20, 2014 2:32 pm
gpk
gpk
20 January 2014

Georges Fair - Smart Wiring and Cabling

Georges Fair - Smart Wiring and Cabling
NSW

Hi All, Going through electrical appointment and want get some guidance from owners who live in GF who have installed wiring especially in a double storey. What works…

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gpk
Jan 20, 2014 1:55 pm
Novice8
Novice8
20 January 2014

Laminate laid on uneven subfloor - anyone?

Laminate laid on uneven subfloor - anyone?
NSW

We're in the final stages now, and the laminate flooring has now been laid upstairs. Unfortunately to walk on it you can feel it's uneven, looking at it you can see waves…

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Novice8
Jan 20, 2014 1:33 pm
gonecountry
gonecountry
20 January 2014

Our Custom Build on the Coast (NSW) ~ Pendants & Oven

Our Custom Build on the Coast (NSW) ~ Pendants & Oven
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks Tracey, they do feel nice to walk on and because of the texture they seem easy to clean (so far anyway). Yep everyone that has a freestanding oven seems to love it,…

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gonecountry
Jan 20, 2014 10:54 am
gonecountry
Carmen1828
Carmen1828
20 January 2014

First Home Builder, Northern Suburbs SA

First Home Builder, Northern Suburbs SA
SA
1, 2, 3

Hi kylie How did you meetings go? We are building for the same reason. Seemed much cheaper although we don't get the first home owners grant but we did get the builders…

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Carmen1828
Jan 20, 2014 10:35 am
MR2
MR2
20 January 2014

Conduit sizes?

Conduit sizes?
WA

When i done my house i just drilled holes in the noggins and top plate, no conduit. In the future i only have to cut hole in plaster and drop cable…

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MR2
Jan 20, 2014 8:40 am
MR2
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
20 January 2014

Who else is building out at Yarrabilba

Who else is building out at Yarrabilba
QLD

Where is Y .... :) So many places. I hear a name and then find out its only down the track a ways ... :)

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Saint Mike
Jan 20, 2014 8:10 am
Saint Mike
lordchicken
lordchicken
19 January 2014

Anyone built with 'my complete package'??

Anyone built with 'my complete package'??
VIC

Hi Has anyone built with 'my complete package'??? We are building with them in woodlands edge in wallan and are curious about others…

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lordchicken
Jan 19, 2014 8:16 pm
Munchy
Munchy
19 January 2014

Munchy's Build with Redink - Landscaping Begins

Munchy's Build with Redink - Landscaping Begins
WA
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Hi, Our lock up was 20/6 and handover on 10/9. So that sounds about right. I would have liked to change the dimensions of the theater to make it better suited to install…

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Munchy
Jan 19, 2014 8:06 pm
Munchy
archetto
archetto
19 January 2014

What parts of a build can you do yourself?

What parts of a build can you do yourself?
WA

The builder we are looking at don't include internal painting in their package so i'd say that would mean you can do it yourself? Actually quite a few don't include it,…

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archetto
Jan 19, 2014 7:42 pm
archetto
Crazyk
Crazyk
19 January 2014

stacker door frames

stacker door frames
VIC

It's the principle. Thieving pr*cks Sent from my iPhone using

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Crazyk
Jan 19, 2014 4:02 pm
Crazyk
ECOECO
ECOECO
19 January 2014

Maximum margin that a builder can take over RRP

Maximum margin that a builder can take over RRP
VIC

Pretty sure it is 20% margin allowed on extras. Remember that is margin, and margin is the proportion of the price they sell to you, so that is 25% ON retail, and then it…

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ECOECO
Jan 19, 2014 8:03 am
ECOECO
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bluesteel
Jan 19, 2014 12:39 am
bluesteel
trambay
trambay
18 January 2014

Building my first Home at Encore, Plumpton

Building my first Home at Encore, Plumpton
VIC

Which cornell are you building? I'm building 1900 with no change to their design, hope will see your updates later.

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trambay
Jan 18, 2014 7:20 pm
Jays
Jays
18 January 2014

BAL (bushfire attack level)

BAL (bushfire attack level)
NSW

Don't forget it's generally not wasted money. It should fund elements that help fire resistance which is a good investment

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Jays
Jan 18, 2014 1:33 am
Shane-Kelly
Shane-Kelly
17 January 2014

Demolishers Recommended

Demolishers Recommended
VIC

What ever you do don't use state demolition to knock down your asbestos house, when they did mine they used my site to dump over 100 ton of…

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Shane-Kelly
Jan 17, 2014 10:30 pm
Bek21w
Bek21w
17 January 2014

Our KDR with Metricon Homes in Sydney

Our KDR with Metricon Homes in Sydney
NSW

Looking forward to reading more about your building journey! All the best.

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Bek21w
Jan 17, 2014 9:51 pm


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