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Marisi
Marisi
2 September 2013

Anyone made a complaint with the Building commission in WA?

Anyone made a complaint with the Building commission in WA?
WA

::: Soooo after not getting very far with my builder I have emailed them a notice of intention to file complaint. I plan to send form and evidence by registered post…

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Marisi
Sep 02, 2013 8:35 pm
Marisi
Apek
Apek
2 September 2013

Screen and Room Partitions

Screen and Room Partitions
VIC

Hi, We are building with MainVue in Victoria Finalized our colors last week and were told that if you need details of any furniture/art/wallpaper you can enquire at…

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Apek
Sep 02, 2013 5:16 pm
Jellofish
Jellofish
2 September 2013

post your down-slope house builds- split level,tri-level??

post your down-slope house builds- split level,tri-level??
QLD

Plucka it seems like you are building with Steve Parcell? Is yours a custom design or do they have an off shelf plan to…

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Jellofish
Sep 02, 2013 3:06 pm
builderforlife
builderforlife
1 September 2013

Long Journey Starts Here

Long Journey Starts Here
NSW

Tinsanta, the right way will be mentioned on your neighbours title presumably and therefore ou would need to have that right of way expunged with your neighbours approval.…

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builderforlife
Sep 01, 2013 6:09 pm
builderforlife
Redstorm
Redstorm
1 September 2013

Anyone building with Dale Alcock or recently built

Anyone building with Dale Alcock or recently built
WA
1 ... 85, 86, 87

We are currently building with Dale Alcock Homes (link below in signature) it's been an interesting (and long read) of the threads here, I need to move the coffee machine closer

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Redstorm
Sep 01, 2013 9:04 am
Redstorm
Cooper05
Cooper05
1 September 2013

our simonds build @ seaford

our simonds build @ seaford
SA
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Are you still loving your house Taylor? Simonds are at the top of our list currently, so I'd love to know if you are still happy with it. Also, do you know of any other…

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Cooper05
Sep 01, 2013 12:24 am
maximus
maximus
31 August 2013

Payment schedules

Payment schedules
NSW

With your 5% deposit have you gone through all possible changes for exterior and interior, including electricals? Therefore after you sign…

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maximus
Aug 31, 2013 5:26 pm
maximus
animal
animal
31 August 2013

Electrical Cable Recall

Electrical Cable Recall
NSW

WOW indeed. Imagine having to rewire a double story house! I'm going to go out now and check my cables. Hopefully I don't see infinity anywhere!

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animal
Aug 31, 2013 4:34 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
31 August 2013

How many offers to receive before you agree something

How many offers to receive before you agree something

Yes - I try for 3 quotes. Often the dearest - if it is well above indicates they don't want the job. BUT - don't always take the lowest. Check their credentials - ask…

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Saint Mike
Aug 31, 2013 9:50 am
Saint Mike
maximus
maximus
30 August 2013

Direction for some willing newbies!

Direction for some willing newbies!
WA

To learn all the finance jargon, read some of the articles here http://www.homeloanexperts.com.au/blog. You'll also learn a lot. This rule…

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maximus
Aug 30, 2013 10:48 pm
maximus
lipgloss
lipgloss
30 August 2013

building a new house with DIXON HOMES , in brisbane

building a new house with DIXON HOMES , in brisbane
QLD

That in its self should set off alarm bells....we built with them a few years back...it was our first house n they did the job....even if it was 9 month over the scheduled…

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380
lipgloss
Aug 30, 2013 2:05 pm
grom40
grom40
30 August 2013

Handover - proceed with minor outstanding issues?

Handover - proceed with minor outstanding issues?
VIC

I accepted handover of my house with outstanding issues for 2 reasons; 1. The Christmas holiday break was fast approaching and I just wanted somewhere to live! 2. My…

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grom40
Aug 30, 2013 11:06 am
grom40
louisa234
louisa234
30 August 2013

Can anyone recommend a good builder in Perth NOR?

Can anyone recommend a good builder in Perth NOR?
WA

Have heard good things about Novus (or vision one for single story). Has anyone dealt with them? Would love any feedback (positive or negative).

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louisa234
Aug 30, 2013 10:18 am
balilover
balilover
29 August 2013

First home

First home
ACT

When we've had delays, our builder has sent us a letter advising of how many days of delay and the reason as per the contract, such as "Clause 5, (iv) Weather…

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balilover
Aug 29, 2013 10:34 pm
kittyranch
kittyranch
29 August 2013

Things that got discontinued between prestart and ordering

Things that got discontinued between prestart and ordering
WA

So you got a better one? I guess that is better than than your first pick but crappy.

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kittyranch
Aug 29, 2013 6:48 pm
grom40
grom40
29 August 2013

Gas stove with gas bottles v's electric

Gas stove with gas bottles v's electric
NSW

@ Forg; to clarify, in referring to the "cons" I was talking about electric cooktops alone, not induction (which, I know, technically speaking are a form of electric…

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grom40
Aug 29, 2013 3:37 pm
grom40
mpp
mpp
29 August 2013

Site costs for 1m, 2m drop etc. Big variance in builders?

Site costs for 1m, 2m drop etc. Big variance in builders?
QLD

We are in a similar stage as you , but our block has about 3metre fall over the build and total fall is around 5.5 to 6m. So we are going around with our soil report &…

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mpp
Aug 29, 2013 3:34 pm
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Ca6leguy
Aug 29, 2013 12:55 pm
joy66
joy66
29 August 2013

Principal certifying authority

Principal certifying authority
NSW

Our builder appointed the principal certifier for us. They are independent. They are the ones who issue the interim or full…

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272
joy66
Aug 29, 2013 11:42 am
TinaG
TinaG
29 August 2013

The New No. 9.... Building with Fowler Homes

The New No. 9.... Building with Fowler Homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

looks great, lovely kitchen. Looks like the kids like it too!

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TinaG
Aug 29, 2013 8:56 am
gavinha
gavinha
29 August 2013

Hot water tank - installed on dirt mound - help!

Hot water tank - installed on dirt mound - help!
VIC

Thanks mate, I'll get in touch with Carlisle and see what they have to say, they have been great at addressing issues thus far.

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gavinha
Aug 29, 2013 7:48 am
builderforlife
builderforlife
28 August 2013

Help with bricks and render

Help with bricks and render
NSW

I would use paperbark, in keeping with the gutters, maybe you could select a slightly darker render colour?

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builderforlife
Aug 28, 2013 8:45 pm
builderforlife
builderforlife
builderforlife
28 August 2013

Water Proofing around the house

Water Proofing around the house
SA

It is difficult to see the problem maybe building-expert on this forum could also help. When was the brick cleaning done , beacause all the moistrure appears to be coming…

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builderforlife
Aug 28, 2013 7:57 pm
builderforlife
Rachi
Rachi
28 August 2013

(TAS) Cost to build - m2

(TAS) Cost to build - m2
TAS

We are in the early stages of building in Tas our house is approx 16 squares and all our quotes came in between 180-200 thousand our house is custom plan single story 3…

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Rachi
Aug 28, 2013 7:42 pm
hjm9123
hjm9123
28 August 2013

Council Requirements (Wind Classification)

Council Requirements (Wind Classification)
QLD

Thanks for the quick response guys, well appreciated! :)

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hjm9123
Aug 28, 2013 5:54 pm
asj25
asj25
28 August 2013

Starting our building journey in WA!

Starting our building journey in WA!
WA
1, 2

Sounds good - getting your own site survey etc done can be useful. We did that - but I got a little annoyed becuase we didnt get any money back from our builder for…

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asj25
Aug 28, 2013 5:05 pm
lmille32
lmille32
28 August 2013

Electrical switches/power points installed differ vs display

Electrical switches/power points installed differ vs display
VIC

I would get some compensation and then swap them out yourself later by going to bunnings and finding ones you actually like the look of. Basically ask for the cost of the…

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lmille32
Aug 28, 2013 9:49 am
lmille32
Baulkham Hills
Baulkham Hills
28 August 2013

PCI question on Paint/Plaster finish. Dents/gouges/blemishes

PCI question on Paint/Plaster finish. Dents/gouges/blemishes
VIC

No worries. I am sure that you are not the only one wondering about differences in paint finish. The only time that they would ever repaint a wall is if an inspector has…

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Baulkham Hills
Aug 28, 2013 9:36 am
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WPDownUnder
Aug 28, 2013 9:32 am
bashworth
bashworth
27 August 2013

New home issue/questions

New home issue/questions

Its not uncommon to be able to see some evidence of joints because of one or more of the following reasons: 1.Glanced light (see http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2012/04/gla…

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bashworth
Aug 27, 2013 8:52 pm
bashworth
Ca6leguy
Ca6leguy
27 August 2013

Between final variations and commencing building works

Between final variations and commencing building works
NSW

Our final variations was recieved 8/7/2013 Signed 12/7/2013 They claim they didn't know that it was a Council Requirement for the house to be…

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Ca6leguy
Aug 27, 2013 2:25 pm
travisaus
travisaus
27 August 2013

Custom Plans - Looking for your feedback

Custom Plans - Looking for your feedback
NSW

What is your plan for the house? How many kid/s do you have and ages? Is this a "forever" house or do you plan on moving it on after a year or three? Answers to these…

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travisaus
Aug 27, 2013 1:18 pm
D_rail
D_rail
27 August 2013

Alternate Building Methods Perth

Alternate Building Methods Perth
WA

Thanks.... We visited RBC on the weekend. It appears waffle slabs in Perth will end up being as expensive as doing the site works for a standard double brick slab. …

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D_rail
Aug 27, 2013 11:47 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
27 August 2013

fridge space

fridge space
SA

We had our fridge "plumbed" in. It was quite large but a minor change was very cheap - especially the plumbing bit. We also had the tap and power point placed in a…

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Saint Mike
Aug 27, 2013 9:33 am
Saint Mike
maximus
maximus
26 August 2013

Pendant height above benchtop????

Pendant height above benchtop????
NSW

Thanks. I have found this for further advice: http://www.ehow.com/way_5842703_high-lights-above-kitchen-island.html

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maximus
Aug 26, 2013 8:56 pm
maximus
Jackson23
Jackson23
26 August 2013

House Build Perth WA - Lorimer

House Build Perth WA - Lorimer
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Congratulations on your keys Barnseee. We have now moved into our new house and we are in we are still very impressed with Lorimer. Hope that you are just as happy.

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Jackson23
Aug 26, 2013 4:56 pm
fishandchips
fishandchips
25 August 2013

First Home Building - Lorimer Homes - WA

First Home Building - Lorimer Homes - WA
WA

Hi Juv, if you don't mind I ask how much is metropolitan cost? We have a block at Iluka, thinking to build with lorimer homes, my wife love "The Metropolitan" from…

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fishandchips
Aug 25, 2013 8:58 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
25 August 2013

Colorbond or tiles?

Colorbond or tiles?
WA
1, 2, 3

We have Colourbond - our builder doesn't offer tiles as an option (even to pay extra), but that's fine by me. I was looking forward to…

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Saint Mike
Aug 25, 2013 5:43 pm
Saint Mike
Aj73
Aj73
23 August 2013

NBN / Phone Line Questions..????

NBN / Phone Line Questions..????
WA

Thanks Mullet. I sent off my application to E-Wire today so that I can get the "free" tv channels since we are not allowed to put a tv antenna up. I have also decided to…

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Aj73
Aug 23, 2013 10:23 pm
scotty78
scotty78
23 August 2013

Extra cost of various bushfire attack levels (BAL)

Extra cost of various bushfire attack levels (BAL)
VIC

I specifically asked to be quoted upfront as I knew I would need it. Builder provided provisional estimate which was finalized once council did their assessment.i think…

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scotty78
Aug 23, 2013 7:49 pm
travisaus
travisaus
23 August 2013

G J Gardner House & Land Brisbane ... Anyone?

G J Gardner House & Land Brisbane ... Anyone?
QLD

My neighbor built a double story GJ. I personally wouldn't but they do hit a price point :) Good luck!

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travisaus
Aug 23, 2013 3:38 pm
Matergabiae
Matergabiae
23 August 2013

What do we need to get a started

What do we need to get a started
VIC

It's not so much about what you need beyond a section 32, as getting to know the document itself, any information that is included in it that can give you an understanding…

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Matergabiae
Aug 23, 2013 2:23 pm
Matergabiae
deluxes
deluxes
23 August 2013

Temporary window covering ideas

Temporary window covering ideas
ACT

No worries :-) Sharing is caring!

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deluxes
Aug 23, 2013 11:49 am
deluxes
booget
booget
22 August 2013

Building Monte Carlo 33 with Fowler homes

Building Monte Carlo 33 with Fowler homes
NSW
1, 2

Lol its actually quite big the shower space. Had to eat into our walkin wardrobe for it. Why else would u have double shower ;-)

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booget
Aug 22, 2013 10:10 pm
hockayak
hockayak
22 August 2013

How much building work can I do myself?

How much building work can I do myself?
TAS

Banks don't like giving owner-builders money. Especially if you aren't qualified and are talking about doing the qualified trade stuff yourself.…

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hockayak
Aug 22, 2013 7:50 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
22 August 2013

Shadow from neighbour and solar access on our place?

Shadow from neighbour and solar access on our place?
NSW
1, 2, 3

Even South facing windows or windows on other aspects that do not experience direct sunlight can let in a good amount of ambient light which all help to illuminate a…

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Stewie D
Aug 22, 2013 10:14 am
Liliana
Liliana
22 August 2013

Electricity meter connection charges

Electricity meter connection charges
VIC

We had to pay our builder $368.90 connection fee for electricity a year ago. It depends what is stated in your contract. Does it say you are paying the connection fee?

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227
Liliana
Aug 22, 2013 8:00 am
maximus
maximus
21 August 2013

Is this builder good ??

Is this builder good ??
NSW

With any builder / developer do your homework. E.g. Put this in as the search phrase "Western Sydney Property Group" i.e. with the…

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maximus
Aug 21, 2013 9:25 pm
maximus
turtleschell
turtleschell
21 August 2013

My Dreamhome with Goodlife Gate is on at last

My Dreamhome with Goodlife Gate is on at last
WA
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Haha next time you're up this way you can come have a look. I'll PM you my mobile number so you can send me an SMS and i'll give you guys a walkthrough if you like! We got…

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turtleschell
Aug 21, 2013 8:26 pm


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