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AC27
AC27
28 October 2013

Labs New Build

Labs New Build
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

how's the alfresco going bud?

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AC27
Oct 28, 2013 10:12 pm
JB1
JB1
28 October 2013

window height and internal door height. what is best

window height and internal door height. what is best
VIC

Yes, I'd like to know that also. We have been told by various people that there is a significant cost in having 8ft doors as opposed to normal…

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JB1
Oct 28, 2013 9:52 pm
casabonka
casabonka
28 October 2013

When to sign a builder up?

When to sign a builder up?
VIC

We based it on our pre-approval with the bank which went for 3 months, so we paid our deposit 8 weeks prior to the expected registering date. It all depends on the builder…

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casabonka
Oct 28, 2013 7:58 pm
casabonka
Alex in Vertu
Alex in Vertu
28 October 2013

Additional Percentage Allowance in Building Contract

Additional Percentage Allowance in Building Contract
WA

Thanks for the response, expert. I rang HIA, MBA and the WA Building Commission as well. HIA were terrible and the Commission were unable to discuss 'what is considered…

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Alex in Vertu
Oct 28, 2013 6:22 pm
greycellgreen
greycellgreen
28 October 2013

Has anyone put central heating in after handover?

Has anyone put central heating in after handover?
VIC

Thanks Leighton. That's what I'm thinking but I've been told NO. I'm going to check with the council and see what they say.

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greycellgreen
Oct 28, 2013 5:28 pm

I think 2.4x3.5 is acceptable for a study but the second door might make the layout pretty awkward. Where were you going to put…

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J54
Oct 28, 2013 3:45 pm
akmirror
akmirror
28 October 2013

HomegroupWA in Aubin Grove - Moving in PROGRESS PICS!

HomegroupWA in Aubin Grove - Moving in PROGRESS PICS!
WA
1 ... 24, 25, 26

tHANKS FOR THE REPLY. It is for me and my wife at the moment.

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akmirror
Oct 28, 2013 1:39 pm
paulw11
paulw11
28 October 2013

New home's telephone connectionT

New home's telephone connectionT
VIC

The telephone company (Optus) is responsible for cabling up to your socket. A standard installation for a Telstra line is maximum of $299 (They can charge extra for…

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paulw11
Oct 28, 2013 9:23 am
Lewis350
Lewis350
28 October 2013

Building in Honeywood - New Generation Homes

Building in Honeywood - New Generation Homes
WA

Hi mr_jas, congrats on your your pregnacy and imminent arrival. You have very exciting times ahead :)) Like you our bank have been dragging their feet. Finger crossed we get…

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Lewis350
Oct 28, 2013 2:24 am
Wazza78
Wazza78
27 October 2013

First Home Buyer - Build VS Buy

First Home Buyer - Build VS Buy
VIC
1, 2

Hi Katie yes brought in ocen grove oakdene estate. The land prices are pretty good i think.

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Wazza78
Oct 27, 2013 9:50 pm
Nedsy
Nedsy
27 October 2013

town centre

town centre
VIC

Has anyone else seen the signage at the corner of Ashcroft and Palmers rd and also further down Palmers rd. Is this an indication, that the Town Center is not too far off?

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Nedsy
Oct 27, 2013 3:12 pm
bashworth
bashworth
27 October 2013

Hebel overhang on slab

Hebel overhang on slab
SA

BCA requires that ‘Exterior masonry must not overhang more that 15mm past the edge of the slab' Remedial measures are possible to solve this such as bolting an angle on…

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bashworth
Oct 27, 2013 8:30 am
bashworth
leighton
leighton
27 October 2013

Building price per m2 ballpark figure in Perth

Building price per m2 ballpark figure in Perth
WA

Build costs are influenced by the size of the home as there is an economy of scale, but also shape, design, complexity, on site issues, and also the level of finish. I run…

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leighton
Oct 27, 2013 8:13 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
27 October 2013

Build Cost Estimate Thoughts

Build Cost Estimate Thoughts
VIC

one should never estimate without detailed plans , all the necessary site data, and a very good detailed finish, but at a wild guess, one might say looks more like $260,000.

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leighton
Oct 27, 2013 8:06 am
leighton
Cameron32
Cameron32
27 October 2013

Plantation shutters - if you could afford it, would you?

Plantation shutters - if you could afford it, would you?
1, 2, 3, 4

Cost for supply and install plantation shutters in newcastle/Nsw Cost/m2 ?

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Cameron32
Oct 27, 2013 7:58 am
Cameron32
rizanrizvi
rizanrizvi
26 October 2013

New Street Name -Sandringham Street

New Street Name -Sandringham Street
NSW

Just realised that we have a name for the street. "Sandringham Street". I am not sure if that means, we are in the tail end of the land registration & settlement?

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rizanrizvi
Oct 26, 2013 9:19 pm
rizanrizvi
deluxes
deluxes
25 October 2013

MainVue SA closed.

MainVue SA closed.
SA

I wouldn't get too concerned... The Adelaide market is a fickle one and Main Vue have came in and out of SA quite a few times over the years. Obviously just wasn't viable…

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deluxes
Oct 25, 2013 9:36 pm
deluxes
Homefinder
Homefinder
25 October 2013

Any body change hinge doors to slide after handover

Any body change hinge doors to slide after handover
VIC

Hi Just wondering anybody had change hinge doors of wardrobe to sliding

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Homefinder
Oct 25, 2013 7:23 pm
Homefinder
Lourance
Lourance
25 October 2013

LIH Build Completed - PHOTO UPDATE

LIH Build Completed - PHOTO UPDATE
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Ya they are a bit but that's where the wife wants them so that's where they stay. They are easy to adjust if she changes her mind later on (a for gone conclusion I'm sure).

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Lourance
Oct 25, 2013 5:44 pm
thegilbeys
thegilbeys
25 October 2013

New to New Home Sales-welcome all advice

New to New Home Sales-welcome all advice
QLD

We're in the early stages of building and have visited your display at Hunter HomeWorld on several occasions. My husband and I both have a very high opinion of Marilyn…

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thegilbeys
Oct 25, 2013 4:37 pm
thegilbeys
navarch
navarch
25 October 2013

Recommendations for a Sparky SOR, Perth

Recommendations for a Sparky SOR, Perth
WA

Could anyone recommend me a sparky who is willing to work south of the river near Cockburn area. I would need them to do our downlights (about 40), couple of fans etc. …

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navarch
Oct 25, 2013 2:56 pm
navarch
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hachy
Oct 25, 2013 1:30 pm
hachy
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wrethm01
Oct 25, 2013 12:04 am
wrethm01
NatTabs
NatTabs
24 October 2013

Carlisle Homes - Indiana 35 Tarneit Victoria

Carlisle Homes - Indiana 35 Tarneit Victoria
VIC

I went for our colour browse today and I didn't enjoy it at all! I am hopeless at making any decisions, so for me this was a nightmare! I just…

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NatTabs
Oct 24, 2013 9:42 pm
NatTabs
Konrad
Konrad
24 October 2013

How accurate do plans have to be?

How accurate do plans have to be?
QLD

Thanks everyone. I keep trying to tell our client liason the things that are wrong, I think she is getting annoyed with me but I am not being rude about it - some things…

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Konrad
Oct 24, 2013 6:57 pm
Scott2233
Scott2233
24 October 2013

Category 6 bricks - Porter Davis

Category 6 bricks - Porter Davis

Hellow Everyone, Just join this Forum today and ready to start to build our first home :D We are considering the Waldorf 48 and particular like the Hyde Park Facade…

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Scott2233
Oct 24, 2013 4:55 pm
hawthorne23Hermitage
hawthorne23Hermitage
24 October 2013

Building at The Hermitage with Eden Brae

Building at The Hermitage with Eden Brae
NSW

Thank you CandyApple , we are going for the colourbond roof, and have to pay for some render on the facade, already have the timber and brick, now hoping the colour range…

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hawthorne23Hermitage
Oct 24, 2013 2:42 pm
WizardofOz
WizardofOz
24 October 2013

Those little lights for stairs...?

Those little lights for stairs...?
VIC

We're installing them in the two hallways in the house - three kids and an elderly MIL. Don't have to turn lights on in the middle of the night. We're getting them done…

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WizardofOz
Oct 24, 2013 2:05 pm
WizardofOz
Palladian
Palladian
23 October 2013

PCI handover - advice/tips?

PCI handover - advice/tips?
WA

Hi all, we have our practical completion handover inspection this week. Does anyone have any advice or tips for this meeting? We already have a few things listed that…

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Palladian
Oct 23, 2013 11:59 pm
Palladian
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DreamHome23
Oct 23, 2013 6:57 pm
Merlotguest
Merlotguest
23 October 2013

Advice needed please

Advice needed please
NSW

Hi Wiz thanks so much! I have just had a look thread is awesome! Love your facade! Lol ::

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Merlotguest
Oct 23, 2013 3:46 pm
Merlotguest
Nicci
Nicci
23 October 2013

Heritage park Baldivis

Heritage park Baldivis
WA
1, 2

Very nice plans.. lovely and spacious.. your kitchen will be divine

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Nicci
Oct 23, 2013 11:20 am
bradster181
bradster181
23 October 2013

Perth Home Builders - Potential PCI Monday 160913

Perth Home Builders - Potential PCI Monday 160913
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Pictures yet Ivan, come on man you can not leave us hanging like this ;)

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bradster181
Oct 23, 2013 11:13 am
bradster181
staceyd
staceyd
23 October 2013

Which lighter fascia colour for Woodland roof?

Which lighter fascia colour for Woodland roof?
QLD

We're having surfmist fascia with monument gutters, so I'm in the "it will be fine" camp. Now I'm going to start stressing about mine seeing as its even darker!

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staceyd
Oct 23, 2013 10:02 am
Metroid
Metroid
23 October 2013

DIY finishings

DIY finishings
SA

For some people its worth the effort. There are two things I think people need to consider; 1 - Time. After building for 6 to 12 months do you have the time to spend…

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Metroid
Oct 23, 2013 9:15 am
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
23 October 2013

Amberton - Home Group WA - Monte Carlo

Amberton - Home Group WA - Monte Carlo
WA

Hi peter How is the build going? Do you have any pics for us? I hope the build is going well and that you are getting excited about moving into your new home

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2-cupcakes-pls
Oct 23, 2013 8:55 am
2-cupcakes-pls
jonnofoot
jonnofoot
23 October 2013

Builder Brokers??

Builder Brokers??
SA

I am gathering from the lack of responses that not many people have used the services of a Builder Broker? I do have my own design so might get in contact with a couple…

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jonnofoot
Oct 23, 2013 8:25 am
Pannacotta
Pannacotta
22 October 2013

Dechellis Homes Belmondo in Virginia, SA

Dechellis Homes Belmondo in Virginia, SA
SA

Maybe I'll have to ask for your advice then! :D Have you got a start date yet or is it too soon in the process to say?

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Pannacotta
Oct 22, 2013 10:17 pm
bashworth
bashworth
22 October 2013

House Layout Orientation

House Layout Orientation
QLD

probably will try tint the study windows instead of putting pergola up. also will have a balcony facade in front of the house before the master…

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bashworth
Oct 22, 2013 8:05 pm
bashworth
Vetra43
Vetra43
22 October 2013

decking the porch area - how much should it cost

decking the porch area - how much should it cost
VIC

Hi I did this recently myself - having never done this before and quite proud of the result. You will save significant money doing it…

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Vetra43
Oct 22, 2013 5:54 pm
ngno1981
ngno1981
22 October 2013

Builder - Perth Herron Park / Harrisdale

Builder - Perth Herron Park / Harrisdale
WA

Hi, we are buying 1 lot land at Herron Park / Harrisdale Perth, I just wondering if you could share good builder with reasonable price.

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ngno1981
Oct 22, 2013 3:12 pm
cinder
cinder
22 October 2013

Advice required - Double Storey

Advice required - Double Storey
WA
1, 2

Thermal batts for most of the house, and acoustic batts for the theatre room. Looking at it before plastering it looked identical.

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cinder
Oct 22, 2013 1:51 pm
cinder
snuck
snuck
22 October 2013

Passive Solar Wheatbelt WA

Passive Solar Wheatbelt WA
WA

We're going pretty low tech on the grey water - we're just getting the builder to install dual piping so that the grey water is separate to the black water through to the…

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snuck
Oct 22, 2013 12:24 pm
snuck
fooljah
fooljah
21 October 2013

install weatherboard cladding

install weatherboard cladding
WA

in Perth if the house has weatherboards for a 2nd story its generally fully stud frame to save on weight, the builders here do not like veneer either way

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fooljah
Oct 21, 2013 11:00 pm
CountryHome
CountryHome
21 October 2013

Re: First Time Building - Lock UP

Re: First Time Building - Lock UP
NSW

I've just come across your thread. It's all looking great. How have you found alatalo bros? We live between Albury and wagga so I'm interested to hear about your…

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CountryHome
Oct 21, 2013 8:38 pm
CountryHome
rosewood
rosewood
21 October 2013

Anyone else building in Glenmore Ridge?

Anyone else building in Glenmore Ridge?
NSW
1 ... 39, 40, 41

I only hope no fires start or we will all be history as no fire firefighters left in this area I would imagine. its a nature reserve so no burning off in there. Fire…

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rosewood
Oct 21, 2013 7:57 pm
rosewood
robbie55
robbie55
21 October 2013

About CTTT to a builder

About CTTT to a builder
NSW

My mum went through cttt a few years ago it was as quick and painless as something like that could be. She had to go twice but it was all settled in around a month from…

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robbie55
Oct 21, 2013 6:53 pm
robbie55
Emptyspace
Emptyspace
21 October 2013

Building Emporio ER432 with MainVue

Building Emporio ER432 with MainVue
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi ttva, I am not sure you check this site anymore but was wondering what colour your render is? Thank you

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Emptyspace
Oct 21, 2013 6:19 pm
lizz66
lizz66
21 October 2013

vinyl cladding type b

vinyl cladding type b
NSW

Does anyone know how to install type b unfoamed back vinyl cladding to new construction

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lizz66
Oct 21, 2013 4:40 pm


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