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svranjic
svranjic
11 October 2013

Built with APG Homes - Ouch!

Built with APG Homes - Ouch!
WA
1, 2

Just an update We have had handover and gotten keys. Finally the majority of things have been fixed. Other than the front door, which is not the colour requested (again)…

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svranjic
Oct 11, 2013 4:40 pm
MadamImAdam
MadamImAdam
11 October 2013

Small builders in Western Sydney

Small builders in Western Sydney
NSW

What do you mean by small builder?

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MadamImAdam
Oct 11, 2013 1:49 pm
esha_2680
esha_2680
11 October 2013

Guide on Good builders in Canberra

Guide on Good builders in Canberra
ACT

Hi We have purchased a block of land in Crace and now at the stage of finding builders. We are confused as everyone says about the same thing and we might not know until…

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esha_2680
Oct 11, 2013 1:25 pm
karthik
karthik
11 October 2013

Porter Davis Home and Land package in Allura

Porter Davis Home and Land package in Allura
VIC

Hi All, I'm new to this form and hope you guys will join me with your team. I'm signing a contract to build a home and land package in allura estate in…

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karthik
Oct 11, 2013 12:15 pm
cinder
cinder
11 October 2013

Powder Room Basins in Melbourne

Powder Room Basins in Melbourne
VIC

Depends what you define as large? Have a look at their website but it's better to go in.

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cinder
Oct 11, 2013 11:49 am
cinder
Lennyn
Lennyn
10 October 2013

Soil Testing Cost

Soil Testing Cost
VIC

When we bought our land, we made our offer subject to soil test. The test cost us about $350 and was worth every cent for piece of mind. We are also south east Melbourne.…

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Lennyn
Oct 10, 2013 8:14 pm
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AKB
Oct 10, 2013 8:09 pm
AKB
phokay
phokay
10 October 2013

Anyone building with Wisdom Homes??

Anyone building with Wisdom Homes??
NSW
1 ... 10, 11, 12

If you have porcelain tiles with optical hazing problem, the only option you have is to take the case to Consumer Trader Tenancy Tribunal (CTTT). It is not appropriate for…

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phokay
Oct 10, 2013 7:51 pm
zoewenham13
zoewenham13
10 October 2013

Ashville - Seaford Meadows

Ashville - Seaford Meadows
SA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hi DavCar. have had keys for 2 weeks now. tiling is well underway due to be completed by mid next week. still in our rental for hubby's 30th this weekend and will…

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zoewenham13
Oct 10, 2013 2:17 pm
Tracyw
Tracyw
10 October 2013

DAH 6 months build time

DAH 6 months build time
WA

I really feel for u guys. We waited 7 weeks for our bricklayers and I thought that was painful enough. Just hang in there, once bricks start you will see progress all the time!

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Tracyw
Oct 10, 2013 11:19 am
UpsizeTime
UpsizeTime
9 October 2013

Building near sewer lines - Advice\Experience wanted

Building near sewer lines - Advice\Experience wanted
NSW

Thanks Forg & AussieMark, the building company are dealing with it ok, it is more for metro get an idea of what cost I am going to have to deal with. The other side to it…

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UpsizeTime
Oct 09, 2013 7:00 pm
Serenity_Now
Serenity_Now
9 October 2013

Cost of your custom build? recommend custom builder Melbourn

Cost of your custom build? recommend custom builder Melbourn
VIC

I had a look at some of the custom builders and I found that in general the price were between ~$15k to $20k per square. Admittedly, all of this is predicated on what…

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Serenity_Now
Oct 09, 2013 4:34 pm
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bLeb
Oct 09, 2013 4:15 pm
sinurt
sinurt
9 October 2013

Building in Wellard Western Australia - anyone else?

Building in Wellard Western Australia - anyone else?
WA

Hi there, We are also building in Wellard, just waiting on titles being released - they were originally supposed to be released this month but got delayed until January :(

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sinurt
Oct 09, 2013 2:16 pm
sinurt
cornellengineers
cornellengineers
8 October 2013

Rust on Slab?

Rust on Slab?
VIC

Hi Dhoozy I don't think it's rust. Is it tannin coming out of the timber? I found this e-how article on how to remove tannin stains:

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cornellengineers
Oct 08, 2013 8:07 pm
cornellengineers
Tippy Toes
Tippy Toes
8 October 2013

Building Advice Urgently required.

Building Advice Urgently required.
TAS

Thanks for the responses Bashworth and Bluesuede. Now I can relax!

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Tippy Toes
Oct 08, 2013 6:55 pm
Tippy Toes
nully
nully
8 October 2013

First time house and land package in WA - need guidance!

First time house and land package in WA - need guidance!
WA

You can go in and ask at the display home how much it is, the ones I've asked about have been between $60k and $160k more than the "standard" design its based off…

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nully
Oct 08, 2013 6:09 pm
Dukecaddy
Dukecaddy
8 October 2013

Perth Draftsman Recommendations

Perth Draftsman Recommendations
WA

Hi Deroguy, We've had a 345sqm house designed for our block by Mark Anthony Design. We're happy with the result and the communication and turnaround times have been…

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Dukecaddy
Oct 08, 2013 5:31 pm
Dukecaddy
Sammie-J
Sammie-J
8 October 2013

Building with Celebration Homes in Ellenbrook - Early Days

Building with Celebration Homes in Ellenbrook - Early Days
WA

Can anyone help me, I'm trying to figure out a budget for blinds & curtains, but I'm stuck at home with a sick baby, so I'm trying to get online quotes. I'm struggling to…

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Sammie-J
Oct 08, 2013 3:35 pm
4_Pumps
4_Pumps
8 October 2013

water bore recommendation

water bore recommendation
WA

20m should be pretty easy. Just make sure at that depth you have adequate water to fill your header tank and also make sure the the bore pump flow rate is lower than the…

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4_Pumps
Oct 08, 2013 2:50 pm
4_Pumps
EmyN
EmyN
7 October 2013

Exterior colours - SO CONFUSED!

Exterior colours - SO CONFUSED!
NSW

Thanks for explaining Mimi, it's very helpful!

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EmyN
Oct 07, 2013 9:11 pm
EmyN
Built
Built
7 October 2013

Evaporative Cooling Unit Damaged

Evaporative Cooling Unit Damaged
VIC

Thanks guys for your advice and feedback. I will keep you guys posted.

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Built
Oct 07, 2013 8:34 pm
Helyn
Helyn
7 October 2013

Need some opions on my floorplan

Need some opions on my floorplan
ACT

The first design seems fine to me - although I can see PP's point about the guest toilet needing a basin as there isn't ready access to hand washing there, Very small…

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Helyn
Oct 07, 2013 8:29 pm
Helyn
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


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