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craig+nattie
craig+nattie
6 February 2014

Eden Grange

Eden Grange
NSW

Hi all Its super exciting to see a page like this. I have just found out about it. My name is Natalie and my husband and I are building at Eden Grange too. Infact we had…

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craig+nattie
Feb 06, 2014 10:18 pm
craig+nattie
CKL
CKL
6 February 2014

Arborist in Sydney to assess tree removal/protection

Arborist in Sydney to assess tree removal/protection
NSW

Hi all, We had a meeting with council some weeks ago and they did not allow us to remove 2 very large gum trees that are currently 4-4.5m away from the house and where we…

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CKL
Feb 06, 2014 9:03 pm
JJscruton3813
JJscruton3813
6 February 2014

Hudson homes/kaplan homes

Hudson homes/kaplan homes
NSW

Is anyone building and can give advice on workmanship of either hudson or kaplan homes? Thanks in advance

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JJscruton3813
Feb 06, 2014 6:33 pm
dylanhall
dylanhall
6 February 2014

Vesta Homes

Vesta Homes
NSW

i had just built a house with vesta homes, they did a good job on it. what i liked about them was that they didnt have any hidden costs so they gave me my total before i…

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dylanhall
Feb 06, 2014 12:48 pm
NeilP
NeilP
6 February 2014

Fence Questions Edmondson Park NSW 2174

Fence Questions Edmondson Park NSW 2174
NSW

Thanks for your advice Metroid :D Apparently its a clause in the so-called 88b schedule and homes need to have wooden fence. We'll probably get used to it once other…

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NeilP
Feb 06, 2014 12:40 pm
NeilP
ugbug
ugbug
6 February 2014

Volume builder standard plan -- vs -- custom plan+builder

Volume builder standard plan -- vs -- custom plan+builder
VIC

Some of the volume builders are quite flexible on many things, you just have to ask. Though I get the feeling some of their salespeople just say no to some things to make…

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ugbug
Feb 06, 2014 11:21 am
ugbug
tyger-eye
tyger-eye
6 February 2014

Rule of thumb skirtings/cornices? Also floorboard selection?

Rule of thumb skirtings/cornices? Also floorboard selection?
SA

Hi, Our cornices in our home are plain Cove (standard - I don't think we had the option of changing them, but I didn't ask). Our skirting has some detail (NSW Colonial)…

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tyger-eye
Feb 06, 2014 9:34 am
Brigga_29
Brigga_29
6 February 2014

Scott & Tanyas New Mark Wust Home in BNE - about to start

Scott & Tanyas New Mark Wust Home in BNE - about to start
QLD
1, 2

Hi guys. Love your house plan and sketches! I know it's been a while since your last post - we have just sold our place and thinking of buying land and building. In the…

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Brigga_29
Feb 06, 2014 9:27 am
rossco4434
rossco4434
5 February 2014

Aveling - Brookleigh Estate - Caversham

Aveling - Brookleigh Estate - Caversham
WA

Hi everyone, Long time lurker. We are building in Caversham with Aveling. Our slab finished November 05 - 2013. They started the brickwork on January 05. The brickwork…

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rossco4434
Feb 05, 2014 7:49 pm
Liliana
Liliana
5 February 2014

Help with stools and display shelves in pic

Help with stools and display shelves in pic
VIC

Morgan Satterfield of the Brick House website made her own with plumbing fixtures and pine planks. http://www.the-brick-house.com/2009/09/shelving-unit/

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Liliana
Feb 05, 2014 11:14 am
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Vanny45
Feb 05, 2014 10:18 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
5 February 2014

Building dispute- a happy ending.

Building dispute- a happy ending.
VIC

where is that damn like button......

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AussieMark
Feb 05, 2014 9:29 am
Sanna
Sanna
4 February 2014

Cloverlea

Cloverlea
VIC

Hi we are building in stage one, with SBG so far things are looking good for February land titles. The road is in and street lights. Retainer walls, ::smile:: what lot number are you?

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Sanna
Feb 04, 2014 10:17 pm
jenm
jenm
4 February 2014

Costs to Consider when building

Costs to Consider when building
NSW

Hi, I think your guessitmates are pretty close for what your after. Coral has some great packages and if you find a fairly flat block your budget would definitly cover it.…

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jenm
Feb 04, 2014 10:14 pm
jenm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
4 February 2014

Help! Smaller Spa vs Bigger Bath

Help! Smaller Spa vs Bigger Bath
NSW

If you want a spa go with an outside one. Yes, most people with spa baths don't end up using them. There are gas boosters available now and you can have a lovely warm spa…

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Treeseachanger
Feb 04, 2014 8:42 pm
darsmat
darsmat
4 February 2014

customhomedesigns

customhomedesigns
VIC

My wife and I are looking at purchasing a block to create our first build. The blocks we are looking at have quite a slope, one upwards and one downwards. We have had…

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darsmat
Feb 04, 2014 7:02 pm
anuvij
anuvij
4 February 2014

ANYONE BUILT WITH "STEVE PARCELL HOMES" IN QLD? ANY GOOD??

ANYONE BUILT WITH "STEVE PARCELL HOMES" IN QLD? ANY GOOD??
QLD

Hi "Kevinzheng", can I know what location you build with Steve Parcell Homes ? I was looking to build with them in Rochedale. Did anybody else build with Steve Parcell…

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anuvij
Feb 04, 2014 4:28 pm
jcbissor
jcbissor
4 February 2014

Site preparation Halls Head Mandurah

Site preparation Halls Head Mandurah
WA

Posting to follow your build :) We are building in Lakelands. Put a hold on our land May last year, and signed up with Goodlife Homes (part of Gemmill) and our house is…

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jcbissor
Feb 04, 2014 2:00 pm
jcbissor
nectar
nectar
4 February 2014

Options for raising ground level

Options for raising ground level
NSW

We are currently experiencing a MASSIVE problem as our builder of his own accord raised our slab FFL 590mm from the approved council plans. Our block is similar to your…

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nectar
Feb 04, 2014 12:29 pm
comfortablywacky
comfortablywacky
4 February 2014

Build Log Amalfi 632

Build Log Amalfi 632
VIC
1, 2

Thanks FF, looking fwd to your build progress now...you've got a lot of upgrades added to the list...is the PD house also as displayed?

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comfortablywacky
Feb 04, 2014 8:18 am
comfortablywacky
Shellstar76
Shellstar76
4 February 2014

eden grange

eden grange
NSW
1, 2

Welcome dgadani, Are you stage 1 or stage 2? We are stage 1 and are still waiting for land to register after a very long process for some, so no construction has taken…

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Shellstar76
Feb 04, 2014 6:18 am
Shellstar76
CC101
CC101
3 February 2014

any recommendation for garden shed / workshop in Perth

any recommendation for garden shed / workshop in Perth
WA

anyone who had their shed / workshop installed and if can recommend any one - price and quality?

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CC101
Feb 03, 2014 11:29 pm
haveduck
haveduck
3 February 2014

Help with skirting boards on laminate floor

Help with skirting boards on laminate floor
NSW

All, I need some advice on my skirting boards. I am doing my own flooring but the builder has asked that they either supply the skirting boards uncut and unpainted for me…

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haveduck
Feb 03, 2014 7:50 pm
haveduck
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JazzyJess
Feb 03, 2014 6:20 pm
Kelsey78
Kelsey78
3 February 2014

First Home- A Hobbit Hole in Honeywood - Builder TBC

First Home- A Hobbit Hole in Honeywood - Builder TBC
WA

Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to see the final drawings. :D We are close to signing with Dale Alcock. I think I will start a thread once that is all sorted.

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Kelsey78
Feb 03, 2014 3:36 pm
Kelsey78
robbie55
robbie55
3 February 2014

New Tribunal for NSW - for home building and dividing fences

New Tribunal for NSW - for home building and dividing fences
NSW

New "super tribunal" has started in NSW - hopefully no needs to use it but if you do you can find more info here: For fencing: http://www.cc.ncat.nsw.gov.au/cc/Divisi ...…

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robbie55
Feb 03, 2014 11:14 am
robbie55
Maybebuilding
Maybebuilding
3 February 2014

Zen Homes - looks like bad news

Zen Homes - looks like bad news
NSW

I can't see much about Zen Homes hereabouts so thought I should point out this unfortunately interesting link. http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/sites ...…

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Maybebuilding
Feb 03, 2014 10:34 am
Liliana
Liliana
3 February 2014

Information on Slab Design

Information on Slab Design
VIC

Hi again Building-expert, Many thanks for that clarification.

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Liliana
Feb 03, 2014 7:46 am
Sanna
Sanna
2 February 2014

Boral bricks

Boral bricks
VIC

We are building with boral bricks but ours is called Eaglemont Why do you ask?

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Sanna
Feb 02, 2014 10:45 pm
Sanna
Sanna
2 February 2014

First Home Buyer - Porter Davis VS Carlisle Homes

First Home Buyer - Porter Davis VS Carlisle Homes
VIC
1, 2

Hi, FYI we are building in a new estate cloverlea Carlisle have 10 homes going in ! We are building with SBG our selves, and have found them amazing, Carlisle have a…

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Sanna
Feb 02, 2014 10:32 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
2 February 2014

Help! Building a new house and need help with colours!

Help! Building a new house and need help with colours!
QLD

Sorry, just looked at that range and mine aren't in it. That range is new since we signed up to build...

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Treeseachanger
Feb 02, 2014 7:43 pm
Mikeann
Mikeann
2 February 2014

Pendant Light for Void

Pendant Light for Void
NSW

Hi All, I am trying to work out what size pendant light I should install in the void of the house we are building. The void is 2m x 4.2m with the stairs running along…

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Mikeann
Feb 02, 2014 2:15 pm
Mandy67
Mandy67
2 February 2014

The Providence - Ventura Homes. Taylor's Private Estate

The Providence - Ventura Homes. Taylor's Private Estate
WA

Great idea to copy a display home (if you can afford it, lol!), especially for someone like me who finds it hard to visualise things - at least you know exactly how your…

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Mandy67
Feb 02, 2014 12:18 pm
building-expert
building-expert
2 February 2014

When was the last time you looked into your ceiling space?

When was the last time you looked into your ceiling space?
VIC

How would you go about getting the builder to fix the bowed walls? Could be within tolerances outlined in the BCA.. To me they are a toothless…

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building-expert
Feb 02, 2014 10:17 am
building-expert
EmyN
EmyN
1 February 2014

What render colour is this?

What render colour is this?
VIC
1, 2

Great detective work. ;)

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EmyN
Feb 01, 2014 10:24 pm
EmyN
Rach84
Rach84
1 February 2014

Anyone building with Ausbuild?

Anyone building with Ausbuild?
QLD

Hi All We have chosen to build with Ausbuild and wanted to see what everyone's experiences with this builder is good or bad? Cheers

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Rach84
Feb 01, 2014 3:17 pm
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nectar
Feb 01, 2014 9:17 am
OceansBlue
OceansBlue
1 February 2014

do carlisle homes include flooring and carpet in affinity ra

do carlisle homes include flooring and carpet in affinity ra
VIC

hi does anyone know if carlisle homes include flooring and carpet in there affinity range? im looking at the atlantique home just want…

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OceansBlue
Feb 01, 2014 12:42 am
OceansBlue
OceansBlue
1 February 2014

ascot 35 carlisle homes

ascot 35 carlisle homes
VIC

hi hi we are building an ascot 35 but have not been able to see one as there are none on display my sales agent has not be able to arrange an…

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OceansBlue
Feb 01, 2014 12:41 am
ash333
ash333
31 January 2014

North Kellyville - Eden Brae

North Kellyville - Eden Brae
NSW

Hi Kike, We are looking at buying one of the large environmental living blocks on Mapleton Ave. Where do you think the town houses will be built? Any thoughts on the…

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ash333
Jan 31, 2014 11:18 pm
joannek
joannek
31 January 2014

I now have a blog

I now have a blog
VIC

:( Will have to look into it but the advice we have had so far is that refunds are not given unless its compulsory acquisition which won't be the case with this block. …

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joannek
Jan 31, 2014 11:18 pm
Trees
Trees
31 January 2014

Sterling Build @ Seaford Meadows

Sterling Build @ Seaford Meadows
SA
1, 2

Was great to have a quick chat tonight. Look forward to getting to know you and your wife more. :) Great news about the aircon, you won't know yourselves now! haha Good…

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Trees
Jan 31, 2014 10:25 pm
mishl_123
mishl_123
31 January 2014

Plunkett Geraldton build - modified Palladian Domain plan

Plunkett Geraldton build - modified Palladian Domain plan
WA

Hi seaducks, if you are still around I'd love to see pics of your second bathroom & laundry. I want to use laminex basalt benches with white cupboards, white tiles & grey…

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mishl_123
Jan 31, 2014 9:42 pm
mishl_123
Twinklestarfish
Twinklestarfish
31 January 2014

First time owner, considering building- best place to start?

First time owner, considering building- best place to start?
QLD

Hello just replying to this post because I noted your interest in modualr construction. Have you built yet? We are Modular Builders on the Central Coast, and I would love…

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Twinklestarfish
Jan 31, 2014 8:55 pm
Joh + Lach
Joh + Lach
31 January 2014

Steel frames or Timber frames

Steel frames or Timber frames
NSW

hey Tash! hows the house settling going for you? you should post some more pics on your blog. Everyone would love to see how it's all come together :)

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Joh + Lach
Jan 31, 2014 8:24 pm
Joh + Lach
asj25
asj25
31 January 2014

Hello everyone

Hello everyone
WA

We have done flooring, tiling to bathrooms, painting, paving and finishing ourselves because we wanted more control over finish. There are flexible builders. Redink have…

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asj25
Jan 31, 2014 6:20 pm
ugbug
ugbug
31 January 2014

Final Occupancy Certificate - worth the bother?

Final Occupancy Certificate - worth the bother?
NSW

does NOT having a Final Occupancy certificate affect your insurance if you have to make a claim for something?

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ugbug
Jan 31, 2014 1:42 pm
ugbug
Arcot
Arcot
31 January 2014

Carpooling in Georges Fair

Carpooling in Georges Fair
NSW

Struggling to get my Boy to Moorebank High School in the mornings. If someone is car pooling from Georges Fair please help me. Willing to pay. Even just dropping off at…

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Arcot
Jan 31, 2014 8:00 am
Arcot

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