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wboh
wboh
23 March 2014

sound isolation between 2 units

sound isolation between 2 units
VIC

They haven't been built. We are in a building permit stage.

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wboh
Mar 23, 2014 10:12 am
ajzmjd
ajzmjd
22 March 2014

Coral homes indulgence package inclusions

Coral homes indulgence package inclusions
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi HerMacquarieBuild & Nicko198800 I'm planning on a DayDream 30 with inspiration package. I thought I'd give you some information about the Air Con. I have an estimate…

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ajzmjd
Mar 22, 2014 10:06 pm
Slightly Random
Slightly Random
22 March 2014

3 Bed Room Display Homes - Melbourne

3 Bed Room Display Homes - Melbourne
VIC

Not sure which side of Melbourne you are but we saw a couple of 3-bedroom displays at Warralily Coast between Geelong and Torquay - possibly Dennis Family Homes and Pivot.

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Slightly Random
Mar 22, 2014 8:10 pm
Slightly Random
_lucinda
_lucinda
22 March 2014

Third House on the Left - We got our keys!!!

Third House on the Left - We got our keys!!!
QLD
1, 2

::party:: Congratulations on getting your keys. Enjoy your new home--it looks lovely. ::celeb::

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_lucinda
Mar 22, 2014 12:50 pm
_lucinda
jcbissor
jcbissor
21 March 2014

Pre Pre-start help Mandurah WA

Pre Pre-start help Mandurah WA
WA

Posting to follow your build :) We are currently renting in Madora Bay, and building in lakelands. Where abouts in Madora bay are you building? European Ceramics were…

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jcbissor
Mar 21, 2014 6:48 pm
jcbissor
newby68
newby68
21 March 2014

National Homes

National Homes
WA

Wow!! $140K for your site works…… thought ours were expensive.

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newby68
Mar 21, 2014 1:00 pm
kid81
kid81
21 March 2014

choosing bricks

choosing bricks
WA

Try Selkirk Brick. Not sure if they have a distributor in WA but i am sure for the right price, they could send a load. they have a range you might be interested…

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kid81
Mar 21, 2014 7:23 am
elemist
elemist
20 March 2014

National Homes

National Homes
WA

Who was your sales rep? So far mine has been really good with getting me information, and making all the changes etc.

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elemist
Mar 20, 2014 10:59 pm
Melsie68
Melsie68
20 March 2014

One small step for most, one giant leap for us in... Mallala

One small step for most, one giant leap for us in... Mallala
SA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

I'm building in perth , with redink. We are at tile stage now . My light tiles are for my living area . We have gone dark in oue ensuite . Black on floor and off white on…

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Melsie68
Mar 20, 2014 6:18 pm
robbie55
robbie55
20 March 2014

Is it normal to pay stamp duty on land before settlement?

Is it normal to pay stamp duty on land before settlement?
NSW

In NSW you need to pay within 3 months of exchange and need to have slab down within 6 months of settlement from memory. The OSR website has the full details plus they…

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robbie55
Mar 20, 2014 1:46 pm
robbie55
Melsie68
Melsie68
19 March 2014

Our House Plan

Our House Plan
NSW

When you hear stories about what you are going through . You do sit back and think there are more important things in life for example having an argument with your…

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Melsie68
Mar 19, 2014 9:04 pm
AKB
AKB
19 March 2014

Living-up designs? Garage under?

Living-up designs? Garage under?
ACT

Not a garage underneath but these guys do living and masterbedroom upstairs with Minor bedrooms downstairs http://www.cedarhomes.com.au/display-ho ... ay-home-3/ opps…

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AKB
Mar 19, 2014 4:56 pm
AKB
joyfulbuilder
joyfulbuilder
19 March 2014

recommendation please

recommendation please
NSW

I think it depends how involved you want to be. We renovated our place with a handyman - but we did all the painting ourselves and we also did all the demolition…

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joyfulbuilder
Mar 19, 2014 11:05 am
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GillyM
Mar 19, 2014 10:59 am
GillyM
Forg
Forg
19 March 2014

Is this acceptable ?

Is this acceptable ?
NSW

Is it possible it'll be fixed such that you wouldn't know it had ever been damaged? IMHO if you can tell it's been repaired, you have cause for complaint. If they fix it…

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Forg
Mar 19, 2014 10:40 am
dcox
dcox
18 March 2014

Integrity Homes NSW

Integrity Homes NSW
NSW

Thanks for your replies guys. We did notice the tender was vague. I question everything because I think the quote was way too high & you don't know what's included &…

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dcox
Mar 18, 2014 9:23 pm
jenathome
jenathome
18 March 2014

Steel frames and wireless/mobile signal

Steel frames and wireless/mobile signal
NSW

Hi Everyone, A quick question that I don't know the answer to. Someone here surely will. There are many people building their homes with steel frames rather than timber…

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jenathome
Mar 18, 2014 12:15 pm
jenathome
jenathome
jenathome
18 March 2014

Electric water heater

Electric water heater
NSW

Hi Fisher75, I found this link that might be of use to…

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jenathome
Mar 18, 2014 11:52 am
jenathome
daniel2ya
daniel2ya
18 March 2014

My Home Building experience

My Home Building experience
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Yes its been much better under the new SS. A few very minor things but they have all been fixed pretty quick

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daniel2ya
Mar 18, 2014 7:51 am
CountryHome
CountryHome
18 March 2014

Help! brick choices

Help! brick choices
VIC
1, 2

Look at you now Emily, posting away all these pics like an old pro!! :z: :lol: If I was going brown, I'd go barwon or mocha. They seem the most warm and homely of the brown…

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CountryHome
Mar 18, 2014 6:12 am
CountryHome
sassy10
sassy10
17 March 2014

NEW BUILD - HOUSE COLOURS HELP

NEW BUILD - HOUSE COLOURS HELP
NSW

Thanks everyone, Ive been away from here for a while but have decided on Walnut roof jasper gutters dune windows,doors and garage door blackheath brick monument boards I…

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sassy10
Mar 17, 2014 2:06 pm
vxoos0
vxoos0
17 March 2014

Knockdown/rebuild - pay for electricity during build?

Knockdown/rebuild - pay for electricity during build?
NSW

It is to my disgust to learn that in Australia the builder can actually put the payment of utilities into the contract for the owner to pay. The price of building a house…

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vxoos0
Mar 17, 2014 1:52 pm
at the avenue
at the avenue
17 March 2014

anyone building with rawson / wisdom @ georges fair?

anyone building with rawson / wisdom @ georges fair?
NSW

Hi Yiptee, Did you end up going with the Huntley 31? We are planning the Huntley 30 with RH. our land has just been registered and if the final surveys come in ok we…

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at the avenue
Mar 17, 2014 1:38 pm
Forg
Forg
17 March 2014

Cost comparison colourbond Vs. Linea Flat Roof Tiles?

Cost comparison colourbond Vs. Linea Flat Roof Tiles?
QLD

If this is for a custom build, then I can't answer the question. But if it's for a project home, the answer depends on the builder. The reality seems to be that, on a…

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Forg
Mar 17, 2014 12:55 pm
vladmari
vladmari
17 March 2014

dux continuous hot wat system

dux continuous hot wat system
NSW

we will have dux system installed and it will be just outside on the wall

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vladmari
Mar 17, 2014 12:44 pm
vladmari
robbie55
robbie55
17 March 2014

Electrical layout and budget ideas

Electrical layout and budget ideas
NSW

Hi Darali - no its was really just to having the wiring in place, TBH I hadn't considered the weight so there may be a bit of fiddling around but at least all the wires…

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robbie55
Mar 17, 2014 10:46 am
robbie55
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Nicci
Mar 17, 2014 10:21 am
d@n
d@n
17 March 2014

Exterior Colour Schemes: examples

Exterior Colour Schemes: examples
WA

Best to get real life samples and test them out under different light conditions.

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d@n
Mar 17, 2014 7:30 am
IssyandOzzy
IssyandOzzy
16 March 2014

Sienna woods lot release

Sienna woods lot release
WA

Hi Iki, Im Issy and Im not building in sienna wood but Im close to you :P Were building in Springtime Estate in Haynes :) To be honest, you really want to shop around for…

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IssyandOzzy
Mar 16, 2014 9:22 pm
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
16 March 2014

Using sheets as temporary curtains

Using sheets as temporary curtains
VIC

Wish I saw this earlier! Spotlight actually have curtain rods that you extend to the length of the inside of the Window. They have rubber ends and just sit there without…

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xxkatxx
Mar 16, 2014 8:51 pm
1rocky
1rocky
16 March 2014

I'm Building but when should I sell my current home?

I'm Building but when should I sell my current home?
VIC

start decluttering and if you can move as much into storage . my house started in november 2012 i put the house on the market mid jan 2013 aand it sold in three weeks …

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1rocky
Mar 16, 2014 8:48 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
16 March 2014

Walk-in robes. Are they worth it?

Walk-in robes. Are they worth it?
NSW
1, 2

Wow that looks amazing, kind of an exotic asian influence and I love the ottoman :D

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Treeseachanger
Mar 16, 2014 7:45 pm
rlogikal
rlogikal
16 March 2014

Builder made us pay for brickwork in our portico

Builder made us pay for brickwork in our portico
WA

Our plans, to us, say brickwork to 35c in our portico, yet builder has installed hardiflex above 31C. We had to pay extra for the bricks to 35C. Builder claims the…

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rlogikal
Mar 16, 2014 10:39 am
rlogikal
mattski
mattski
16 March 2014

Park Central estate: Which Builder? Please help!

Park Central estate: Which Builder? Please help!
VIC

Hi Dakota, Which builder are you going through? We ended up going with Arden, changed the design and getting concrete as well :) Which number are you in park central? :D

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mattski
Mar 16, 2014 8:39 am
blackburn_duplex
blackburn_duplex
15 March 2014

Duplex townhouse in Blackburn sold for $986,000 - thoughts?

Duplex townhouse in Blackburn sold for $986,000 - thoughts?
VIC

Hi All, We went to the auction of 8 Almondsbury Court in Blackburn this morning: http://www.realestate.com.au/property-h ... -116133991 With 4-5 bidders it ended up…

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blackburn_duplex
Mar 15, 2014 1:47 pm
bashworth
bashworth
15 March 2014

Base Payment by Credit Card

Base Payment by Credit Card
VIC

I paid the deposit on my last house by credit card for the FF points, but for all other payments we would have had to pay a credit card surcharge so we used bank transfer.

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bashworth
Mar 15, 2014 12:22 pm
bashworth
CountryHome
CountryHome
15 March 2014

Jarrah vs Orient bricks - help!

Jarrah vs Orient bricks - help!
VIC

Thanks :) at least I've ruled out the mocha. One down, 56283004828030 to go :lol:

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CountryHome
Mar 15, 2014 6:40 am
CountryHome
elemist
elemist
15 March 2014

Building a house first time annual costs involved

Building a house first time annual costs involved
VIC

Pretty thorough list. Only thing i can think to add would be pest/termite inspection. Not sure what which state you in, but in WA most builders tie their structural timber…

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elemist
Mar 15, 2014 12:23 am
vladmari
vladmari
14 March 2014

New Hickinbotham Build

New Hickinbotham Build
SA

Harry86, how did your selections go? Did you get the quotes back from the builder?

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vladmari
Mar 14, 2014 12:20 pm
vladmari
rakusj
rakusj
14 March 2014

Justification of additional site and engineering costs?

Justification of additional site and engineering costs?
QLD

Classification H1 with SL82 mesh and N12 bars. Comment on balcony is ridiculous as we don't even have balcony :) And yes I entirely agree with you, we were underquoted so…

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rakusj
Mar 14, 2014 11:31 am
rakusj
kid81
kid81
14 March 2014

Build cost ONLY per square meter

Build cost ONLY per square meter
QLD

$650-$850 rough guide for retail pricing per m2 the large difference being that at $650, you will get a basic home from a volume builder and at $850, you will get a…

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kid81
Mar 14, 2014 10:22 am
CountryHome
CountryHome
14 March 2014

Quick question thread

Quick question thread
NSW

Bumping my own quick question thread as I have another quick question: how many down lights should I have per room? Is there some general rule re number of lights per m2…

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CountryHome
Mar 14, 2014 7:18 am
CountryHome
nuadventure8
nuadventure8
14 March 2014

two course and single brick combinations

two course and single brick combinations
WA

I came across a house today with red single course bricks up to sill level followed by two course limestone up to eaves. It looked great!! Will be chasing up my SC to see…

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nuadventure8
Mar 14, 2014 12:25 am
trixee
trixee
13 March 2014

Facade Help Needed

Facade Help Needed
QLD

That is an awesome frontage! (Sorry I can't help on colours though, I'm hopeless at that sort of thing)

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trixee
Mar 13, 2014 10:17 pm
trixee
stevoc
stevoc
13 March 2014

Quick Step laminate colonial range

Quick Step laminate colonial range
VIC

Hi all I am looking at installing the quick step colonial laminate nsw spotted gum in my new house and was wondering if anyone has any feeback or pictures of this product…

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stevoc
Mar 13, 2014 7:28 pm
tezzab
tezzab
13 March 2014

Is it possible to square set a cavity sliding door??

Is it possible to square set a cavity sliding door??
QLD

I think this might be of interest, as they do mention cavity doors... http://www.ezyjamb.com.au/ezyjamb-door-jamb.html

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tezzab
Mar 13, 2014 7:03 pm
tezzab


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