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bashworth
bashworth
15 September 2013

Stormwater pipe connection & Easement

Stormwater pipe connection & Easement
QLD

Wouldn't make any difference over…

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bashworth
Sep 15, 2013 11:45 pm
bashworth
TinaG
TinaG
15 September 2013

New Home plan review - Kitchen

New Home plan review - Kitchen
WA

Have a look at kaboodle.com.au, they have an online planner. I agree with Cameron regarding a U-shaped kitchen, and having either the sink or the hotplate under the window.

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TinaG
Sep 15, 2013 9:01 pm
JB1
JB1
15 September 2013

Roof tiles

Roof tiles
ACT

It's one of those things that can't be changed later on, unfortunately. I owner built, so it was only a couple of thousand more, but builders would charge $5k or more…

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JB1
Sep 15, 2013 3:14 pm
momomo
momomo
15 September 2013

Aveling build - need help please, can't sleep, stressed out

Aveling build - need help please, can't sleep, stressed out
WA
1, 2

That's ok :) Starting your own thread is a great idea...it's never too early in the process to do so. This forum is a great support on all aspects of building, and there…

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momomo
Sep 15, 2013 1:38 pm
momomo
Finoz
Finoz
15 September 2013

o0._.- *HELP !!! Need advise!!!*-._.0o

o0._.- *HELP !!! Need advise!!!*-._.0o
WA
1, 2

Hi o0_kat_0o We are building with RedInk and we are just waiting on a preliminary works to start. The Sales Rep was very helpful and was able to modify the floor plans…

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Finoz
Sep 15, 2013 11:42 am
The Vans
The Vans
14 September 2013

Re: Baldivis Build: backyard photos

Re: Baldivis Build: backyard photos
WA
1 ... 35, 36, 37

Hubby gets back from Bali in a few days, and I expect him to do the retic on the weekend, and then lawn the following weekend...and then photos can come! :) And hopefully a…

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The Vans
Sep 14, 2013 2:37 pm
The Vans
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
14 September 2013

Blinds

Blinds
WA

Hi, I don't have a recommendation, but I got this advice from a friend who used to fit and install blinds (freelance): the main difference in price is generally the cost…

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Treeseachanger
Sep 14, 2013 12:38 pm
maximus
maximus
13 September 2013

Before you sign .........

Before you sign .........
SA

A good tip from : Include a clause in the…

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maximus
Sep 14, 2013 12:50 am
maximus
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WizardofOz
Sep 13, 2013 10:45 pm
WizardofOz
bashworth
bashworth
13 September 2013

What are engineer's drawings?

What are engineer's drawings?
WA

Generally the engineers drawings describe how the structural elements of the house are to be constructed. In unusual cases where there is a difficult drainage or sewerage…

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bashworth
Sep 13, 2013 6:11 pm
bashworth
dse
dse
13 September 2013

Advise on zero lot adjoining walls

Advise on zero lot adjoining walls
WA

Thanks R34! Any neighbour disputes during construction? Did u observe any changes to wall as there wont be enough sun light to take the moisture off between the…

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dse
Sep 13, 2013 4:25 pm
EmyN
EmyN
13 September 2013

Bathroom Vanity Colour Help!!

Bathroom Vanity Colour Help!!
VIC

Hmm not sure if I can help but we're thinking about doing nearly-black-ish vanity with a white stone top. This is similar to what you're doing isn't it? We would probably…

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EmyN
Sep 13, 2013 2:10 pm
EmyN
dotgif
dotgif
12 September 2013

How long is the lock up stage?

How long is the lock up stage?
NSW

BTW - I think your's is essentially the same as ours. So far we're pretty happy with Clarendon. Few hiccups during DRP submission and then clear…

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dotgif
Sep 12, 2013 8:41 pm
dotgif
engs
engs
12 September 2013

Downlight costs

Downlight costs
WA

Thanks everyone. Can anyone recommend an electrician?

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engs
Sep 12, 2013 7:22 pm
engs
firsthome2
firsthome2
12 September 2013

KDRB (KnockDownRebuild) On My Exiting Place

KDRB (KnockDownRebuild) On My Exiting Place
NSW
1, 2

Have you selected a builder? How is it going?

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firsthome2
Sep 12, 2013 6:51 pm
PAB_34
PAB_34
12 September 2013

Building a 2 storey house - no air conditioning downstairs

Building a 2 storey house - no air conditioning downstairs
NSW

Not impossible but very difficult. The designer of the house will have to design in all the…

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PAB_34
Sep 12, 2013 5:09 pm
PAB_34
charlie23
charlie23
12 September 2013

Mat & Jens Port Stephens Rawson Bld- Fit Off!

Mat & Jens Port Stephens Rawson Bld- Fit Off!
NSW
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Thanks Jen. I checked out the Blog, I am glad that you are in but Grr about the mortar issues! House is looking great :)

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charlie23
Sep 12, 2013 4:35 pm
charlie23
wfry
wfry
12 September 2013

Affordable Living - Perth - North of River

Affordable Living - Perth - North of River
WA

I am building in the new part of Banksia Grove and can say that it is full of very nice young couples and families. Quite different from the older part. Not a classy…

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wfry
Sep 12, 2013 4:24 pm
wfry
mikeydg411
mikeydg411
12 September 2013

Building in Lightsview

Building in Lightsview
SA

Hi i live in a 6m terrace and my rates were about $1000 the first year and now have dropped to $700! make sure you notified council when your slab has been poured as they…

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mikeydg411
Sep 12, 2013 4:21 pm
MadamImAdam
MadamImAdam
12 September 2013

Bal report/ bushfire report

Bal report/ bushfire report
NSW

From memory if you want to apply through CDC, you need an official certificate. You can do a self assessment for a DA, but that's no guarantee they wont conduct their own…

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MadamImAdam
Sep 12, 2013 8:56 am
tmitch
tmitch
11 September 2013

Can anyone recommend a good liquid limestone contractor

Can anyone recommend a good liquid limestone contractor
WA

Hi just wondering If anyone can recommend a good liquid limestone contractor in the Armadale/bedfordale area

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tmitch
Sep 11, 2013 8:50 pm
momomo
momomo
11 September 2013

101 Residential ~ we've been podded!!

101 Residential ~ we've been podded!!
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hey Bridget :) Do you have any updated pics? :D

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momomo
Sep 11, 2013 5:40 pm
momomo
kittyranch
kittyranch
11 September 2013

Whats the problem with a light coloured roof - eg surfmist?

Whats the problem with a light coloured roof - eg surfmist?
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

We have gone for Jasper colorbond. It is nor too dark. The roof has extra insulation and sarking, the windows have smart glass and we have positioned the house off on an…

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kittyranch
Sep 11, 2013 4:58 pm
Plodge
Plodge
11 September 2013

Building in Bedfordale, WA - Earthworks query - help!

Building in Bedfordale, WA - Earthworks query - help!
WA

we were recommended to sue NLG or I think Moles, but NLG came up most often. We had to have a soil report done....but I forget what the class was as we just the drawings…

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Plodge
Sep 11, 2013 1:33 am
Plodge
Plodge
11 September 2013

building in bedfordale- Premiere homes- draft plan

building in bedfordale- Premiere homes- draft plan
WA

so we signed the drawings and contract, getting quotes on blackbutt timber flooring but I might look at timber look tiles also. amazed at how hard it is to get quotes for…

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Plodge
Sep 11, 2013 1:29 am
suzieq
suzieq
10 September 2013

Building with 101 Residential

Building with 101 Residential
WA

So how is it all going. I Have built with these guys and had nothing but problems. Any luck with getting the costs sorted?

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suzieq
Sep 10, 2013 10:27 pm
sanjeeva
sanjeeva
10 September 2013

H Class Slab at Spring Farm (First timers!)

H Class Slab at Spring Farm (First timers!)
NSW

Hi ellenandmatt Our Builder (Cosmopolitan homes) included H class slab as standard back in 2009. EB and Masterton Homes included only M class slabs and charged extra for…

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sanjeeva
Sep 10, 2013 4:20 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
10 September 2013

Deposit Now and Hold Price/Promotions or Wait?

Deposit Now and Hold Price/Promotions or Wait?

Prices do rise - and will if the economy starts to move. But - as said - they usually ring you and start to pressure a bit - ie "Prices go up next week - at the end of…

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Saint Mike
Sep 10, 2013 9:28 am
Saint Mike
Harmax
Harmax
9 September 2013

Recommended custom builder in St George area?

Recommended custom builder in St George area?
NSW

Hi - we are looking to do a full back living area / kitchen reno. Would be grateful if you could also PM details !

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Harmax
Sep 09, 2013 5:10 pm
Dukecaddy
Dukecaddy
9 September 2013

Living in shed on 5 acre block Oakford

Living in shed on 5 acre block Oakford
WA

When I was a kid my parents were building on 5 acres in Jandakot. We all stayed in a caravan on site and set up the large shed as a "living room". Half the shed was…

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Dukecaddy
Sep 09, 2013 2:50 pm
Dukecaddy
tasha_is_clueless
tasha_is_clueless
9 September 2013

New silk finish on laminex cupboards

New silk finish on laminex cupboards
WA

We have silk finish in polar white. I can see finger marks on the pantry. The rest of our kitchen is draws and I don't notice the marks on them, it…

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tasha_is_clueless
Sep 09, 2013 2:04 pm
MadamImAdam
MadamImAdam
9 September 2013

New Double Storey house next door, rescode help!

New Double Storey house next door, rescode help!
VIC

I'm a fan of NSW's CDC system. If the build meets strict standards and guidelines - they don't need to consult any neighbors. If they want to 'push the boundaries' (lol)…

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MadamImAdam
Sep 09, 2013 10:19 am

I've also just discovered the Skitch app - great for markup of images and PDFs. It works alongside Evernote ( can save to Evernote ). You need an Evernote premium account…

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maximus
Sep 08, 2013 12:34 pm
maximus
Crazyk
Crazyk
8 September 2013

Evolving the Henley Voyager 383

Evolving the Henley Voyager 383
VIC

Hi, Thanks for the great post. We are also thinking of building the voyager and can't get to look at any of the displays any longer because they have obsoleted them but…

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Crazyk
Sep 08, 2013 11:01 am
Crazyk
outbackwill
outbackwill
7 September 2013

Mirror or vinyl sliding wardrobe doors?

Mirror or vinyl sliding wardrobe doors?
WA
1, 2

Hi Felicity, have you considered a mix of both mirror and vinyl? Look here for example: http://www.bbkslidingdoors.com.au/sliding-door-builder/ I think it offers a nice…

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outbackwill
Sep 07, 2013 1:31 am
fancy pants
fancy pants
6 September 2013

Delays in Aveley??

Delays in Aveley??
WA

Hi FutureAveleyResident! I don't really have anything to offer in terms of advice as our experience with getting a permit was very swift, both on behalf of our builder…

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fancy pants
Sep 06, 2013 11:29 pm
fancy pants
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
6 September 2013

Jemena Underground Power

Jemena Underground Power
VIC

Hi All, We have just received our quote to get an underground power pit installed, and am quite shocked at the price after reading what others…

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Bluesuede
Sep 06, 2013 3:49 pm
Bluesuede
Ari
Ari
6 September 2013

Regarding Bulkheads to overhead cupboards

Regarding Bulkheads to overhead cupboards

They haven't painted above the cupboards but have everywhere else which is interesting. At least the painters realise the bulkhead isn't there

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Ari
Sep 06, 2013 8:19 am
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claypot
Sep 06, 2013 1:21 am
Antigoni
Antigoni
6 September 2013

Need help with exterior render colour!!

Need help with exterior render colour!!
VIC

Need to confirm render colour within a week to builder Roof - Charcoal Grey Gutters, fascias, windows, garage door, front door, night sky/black Brick- Homestead Tan…

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Antigoni
Sep 06, 2013 1:07 am
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Ari
Sep 05, 2013 9:53 pm
stewart_88
stewart_88
5 September 2013

Brookleigh East Estate

Brookleigh East Estate
WA

Signed PPA with New Generation Homes.

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stewart_88
Sep 05, 2013 6:50 pm
robbie55
robbie55
5 September 2013

Window sizing and codes

Window sizing and codes
NSW

Looking at some drawings the sales guy has done prior to tender next week and just trying to get a handle on these codes. We have ASW0626 which I am assuming to mean…

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robbie55
Sep 05, 2013 6:01 pm
robbie55
AKPow
AKPow
5 September 2013

General Byford Site Works Costs (Redgum Brook specifically)

General Byford Site Works Costs (Redgum Brook specifically)
WA

Thanks both. We have had the sand classed as C1 and as work has began, its not deemed as a provisional sum any longer. It still feels mighty pricey though as I'm sure that…

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AKPow
Sep 05, 2013 4:46 pm
hunk_ktm
hunk_ktm
5 September 2013

Concrete Roof Tiles on Steel Frames

Concrete Roof Tiles on Steel Frames
QLD

Hi Harry ... Where are you building @ in Augustine Heights? How is your build going?

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hunk_ktm
Sep 05, 2013 4:17 pm
ShdowKat
ShdowKat
5 September 2013

New Home 6months maintenance period

New Home 6months maintenance period
WA

I'd get them out to fix it straight away! We had a leak in our garage a couple months after handover, it wasn't even that bad, but we still called them and they sent…

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ShdowKat
Sep 05, 2013 3:11 pm
ShdowKat
EmyN
EmyN
5 September 2013

House Design - Please Comment - How/What to improve

House Design - Please Comment - How/What to improve
VIC

Hi Ultrawires, I saw those ads! haha, very racy. ;) Meanwhile I think you should read about how to position living areas in a home to achieve the best result. Your living…

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EmyN
Sep 05, 2013 2:54 pm
EmyN


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