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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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463
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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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
mdstudio
mdstudio
21 August 2013

Timber framed vs Brick

Timber framed vs Brick
VIC

In Perth double brick is incorrectly perceived as being stronger, therefore more desirable. This isn't true because the external leaf doesn't carry the roof load. The…

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mdstudio
Aug 21, 2013 1:31 pm
mdstudio
SnowWhite
SnowWhite
21 August 2013

Wisdom Homes - What's NOT included?

Wisdom Homes - What's NOT included?
NSW

Everything I like is not included in the standard range, e.g. polished porcelain tiles, mosaic tiles, timber flooring, some nice caesarstone colours... Anyway, I will…

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SnowWhite
Aug 21, 2013 10:54 am
SnowWhite
kidsbuggingme
kidsbuggingme
21 August 2013

How long to build 2 storey home?

How long to build 2 storey home?
NSW

Ours has been extended to 30 weeks (from standard 26) for a 45sq two storey in Sydney. I think that's reasonable.

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kidsbuggingme
Aug 21, 2013 9:13 am
kidsbuggingme
Se2 J
Se2 J
20 August 2013

Unmanageable soil - Screw Pile

Unmanageable soil - Screw Pile
VIC

I agree with both Ch0p and Hamilton23 if you have signed a fixed price contract they cannot charge you more. Ask Simonds to provide you soil test reports.

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Se2 J
Aug 20, 2013 10:20 pm
melbbuild
melbbuild
20 August 2013

Linear Channel Grates , what is the depth?

Linear Channel Grates , what is the depth?
VIC

I actually met one of the channel grate manufacturer in melbourne home show over the weekend, they have told me that the channel grate outlet is 50mm in diametre, and I am…

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melbbuild
Aug 20, 2013 2:17 pm
Tans1970
Tans1970
20 August 2013

Sunshine Coast Tradies

Sunshine Coast Tradies
QLD

Hi all I am looking for recommendations on great reliable tradies for building a deck to the alfresco, patio and proch, paving a driveway, and render/paint to house?? …

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Tans1970
Aug 20, 2013 11:52 am
Tans1970
builderforlife
builderforlife
19 August 2013

energy - star rating - insulation

energy - star rating - insulation
VIC

The building code of Australia 2013 calls for external walls in zone 6 to have a toal R Value of 2.8. Just remember that this is the whole wall system, not just the added…

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builderforlife
Aug 19, 2013 8:11 pm
builderforlife
fancy pants
fancy pants
19 August 2013

Building The Vines - Dale Alcock

Building The Vines - Dale Alcock
WA
1, 2, 3

Did everything go well, Alessia? Hope you've been quiet because you're too busy enjoying your fabulous new home!

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fancy pants
Aug 19, 2013 11:33 am
fancy pants
leighton
leighton
19 August 2013

Building on acreage in Brisbane - where to start?!?

Building on acreage in Brisbane - where to start?!?
QLD

My advice is to find a good designer builder, preferably a 3D designer builder. If not you need to find out everything you need to know about the block before you are…

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leighton
Aug 19, 2013 9:43 am
leighton
robbie55
robbie55
19 August 2013

Comparing tenders

Comparing tenders
NSW

Soil type on documents held with council are H1. Apparently builder A's report says its P and have designed an M class slab for us (?). A shame council does not let you…

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robbie55
Aug 19, 2013 6:56 am
robbie55
wrethm01
wrethm01
18 August 2013

First Homebuyers Building in Aveley (Celebration Homes)

First Homebuyers Building in Aveley (Celebration Homes)
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Thanks Tez, Yeah we like living out here - it's just the commute that's getting to us. That and all our friends and family are in the Northern burbs. I've become…

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wrethm01
Aug 18, 2013 10:55 pm
wrethm01
sherro1
sherro1
18 August 2013

Somerfield Keysborough Stage 15ers

Somerfield Keysborough Stage 15ers
VIC
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Hi, congrats on Cypress Waters looks like a nice spot. i was the first house up on stage 15. Actually have now moved to Singapore for a couple of years and to put some…

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sherro1
Aug 18, 2013 3:10 pm
happystarz
happystarz
17 August 2013

Building a new house!

Building a new house!
VIC

Hi ya, you can get any of the doors off their brochure / website. I also found that side of things frustrating not being able to know how much…

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happystarz
Aug 17, 2013 10:45 am
hills_kiwi
hills_kiwi
16 August 2013

Low E glass - are you using it, pros and cons

Low E glass - are you using it, pros and cons
SA

Thank you! I didn't even realise there was a dedicated area. Thanks for your reply

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hills_kiwi
Aug 16, 2013 8:52 pm
hills_kiwi
swils
swils
16 August 2013

Recommended Cairns Builders

Recommended Cairns Builders
QLD

Hi everyone, i've been creeping the forum for a little while and have been really impressed with the builds going on - there's a lot of inspiration out there! :: My OH and…

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swils
Aug 16, 2013 8:49 pm
Dexter
Dexter
16 August 2013

First time Builder in Perth :)

First time Builder in Perth :)
WA
1, 2, 3

Hi Amri Would be nice to see an update! cheers

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Dexter
Aug 16, 2013 6:54 pm
dotgif
dotgif
16 August 2013

Timeframe for internals

Timeframe for internals
NSW

We have completed Brickwork and Roof tiles. The next stage will internals. Can someone please let me know how long the builders usually take…

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dotgif
Aug 16, 2013 6:50 pm
dotgif
Metroid
Metroid
16 August 2013

Dirt Fill required

Dirt Fill required
NSW

Probably need a bit more data; ie a state or town...

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Metroid
Aug 16, 2013 2:27 pm
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TinaG
Aug 16, 2013 12:21 pm
Forg
Forg
16 August 2013

Wisdom Home HYDRAULIC VARIATION -- help

Wisdom Home HYDRAULIC VARIATION -- help
NSW

Hi bbsyd & everyone, We are at the tender stage with WH and will be signing soon. We have a Hydraulics Allowance of 20k in our tender and I…

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Forg
Aug 16, 2013 10:49 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
16 August 2013

Plantation homes - Sienna Style ?

Plantation homes - Sienna Style ?
QLD
1, 2

No - I'll have to ask my wife how to do it ... :)

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Saint Mike
Aug 16, 2013 7:04 am
Saint Mike
timbo7
timbo7
16 August 2013

Perth building designer or builder for timber framed home

Perth building designer or builder for timber framed home
WA

I would like to add to this discussion as a Licenced Builder. The Builders Code of Australia (BCA) is a great resource for construction. It outlines a variety of…

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timbo7
Aug 16, 2013 12:35 am
Speedwaychick68
Speedwaychick68
15 August 2013

Council/Builder.

Council/Builder.
WA

Hi bryceyd, if I were you I would find out by ringing the council in question yourself just to double check. A few times I have needed extra information and the Shires…

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Speedwaychick68
Aug 15, 2013 9:41 pm
Speedwaychick68
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
15 August 2013

What can I get for 300k??????

What can I get for 300k??????
VIC

Divide the m2 by 9.29 to find the squares. Eg. 290m2 equals 31.2sq.

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HomeAngels
Aug 15, 2013 9:16 pm
HomeAngels
gbindra
gbindra
15 August 2013

Building new house in Crace ACT

Building new house in Crace ACT
ACT

Hi all , We've just purchased a block of land in Crace , now going through the process of selecting builders,getting quotes etc..can anyone please recommend good builders …

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gbindra
Aug 15, 2013 10:18 am
bgalway
bgalway
15 August 2013

Aluminium slat Knotwood timber gates

Aluminium slat Knotwood timber gates
NSW

Gates in those sizes are about $1000 - $1100 (both) in material cost in any of our Knotwood colours. This is without mounting posts to hang the gate off or hardware eg,…

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bgalway
Aug 15, 2013 7:17 am
gogo65
gogo65
14 August 2013

Custom Build in Liverpool area

Custom Build in Liverpool area
NSW

I would say you would be up for $450-500k for that finish. I built with zen homes in Sydney and the majority of your wish list is standard inclusions for them. With…

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gogo65
Aug 14, 2013 8:59 pm
gogo65
meowsy
meowsy
14 August 2013

What kind of weather will put off slab pour?

What kind of weather will put off slab pour?
VIC

ok, thanks bashworth. I've got my fingers crossed for the giant puddles to evaporate over the coming days!

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meowsy
Aug 14, 2013 7:51 pm
meowsy
mrmrsmac
mrmrsmac
14 August 2013

First time builders - FHOG

First time builders - FHOG
NSW

Seano - building in young nsw

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mrmrsmac
Aug 14, 2013 6:27 pm
sphell
sphell
14 August 2013

Contract start date - what's the deal?

Contract start date - what's the deal?
VIC

That's a good point, I never thought of it like that! Im going from memory here but i think they have allowed about 260 days for the build but that blows out to about 320…

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sphell
Aug 14, 2013 2:45 pm
turtleschell
turtleschell
14 August 2013

WA - Alkimos/Butler/Yanchep

WA - Alkimos/Butler/Yanchep
WA
1, 2

The new North Butler Primary School is opening next year. I imagine many Alkimos kids will attend it. It's a two minute walk from my house, so I'm waiting to hear back…

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turtleschell
Aug 14, 2013 12:00 pm
TommynXtine
TommynXtine
14 August 2013

“Project Dream Home” – Cammeray @ Middleton Grange

“Project Dream Home” – Cammeray @ Middleton Grange
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Thanks Rocky. We should have it stained on the weekend. Took RH long enough to sort out. They did the under balcony in the spotted gum and completely missed the section…

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TommynXtine
Aug 14, 2013 11:18 am
TommynXtine
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April30
Aug 14, 2013 10:33 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
14 August 2013

Laundry and Garage back door, timber frame or aluminium?

Laundry and Garage back door, timber frame or aluminium?
VIC

Hi guys, just wanted to get some ideas, should I put the standard timber door frame for laundry and garage back door? or should I put aluminum…

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387
ECOECO
Aug 14, 2013 7:47 am
ECOECO


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