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gnilwod
gnilwod
18 July 2013

Next Residential WA Blogs?

Next Residential WA Blogs?
WA

Hi... First time caller long time listener! Has anyone built with Next Residential in WA or know of any build blogs from them I could check out? Cheers, SD

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gnilwod
Jul 18, 2013 4:43 pm
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
18 July 2013

Fencing in the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne

Fencing in the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne
VIC

Yes - can recommend Wayne from Plum fencing. We used him just before christmas and he was fantastic - and his quote couldn't be beaten.

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Bluesuede
Jul 18, 2013 6:27 am
Bluesuede
ECOECO
ECOECO
17 July 2013

window - plaster reveal?

window - plaster reveal?
VIC

There you go, yet another confusion? Ed help please? you might be able to understand what it says. Here is what I see as a totally separate…

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ECOECO
Jul 17, 2013 10:38 pm
ECOECO
Miss Mia
Miss Mia
17 July 2013

Building in Richmond SA - Handover 3rd June 2013

Building in Richmond SA - Handover 3rd June 2013
SA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

We did get a little worried with all the rain we've had in Adelaide this last month as our storm water system is fully enclosed and…

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Miss Mia
Jul 17, 2013 10:11 pm
Tans1970
Tans1970
17 July 2013

Please critique my floorplan! Altered Pl@ntation Homes.

Please critique my floorplan! Altered Pl@ntation Homes.
QLD

Hey there EmyN This is the first time I have been on the site and as we have decided to build with Plantation Homes also, your post was the first one I came to! Which…

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Tans1970
Jul 17, 2013 9:57 pm
Tans1970
Building Newbie
Building Newbie
17 July 2013

building with simonds

building with simonds
SA
1, 2

My friend built the Sierra with the raised ceiling & OMG it looks amazing! It opens up the room so much & makes it look so bright & bigger than it appears. I wish we…

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Building Newbie
Jul 17, 2013 9:40 pm
Jen1977
Jen1977
17 July 2013

Changing batten to LED post handover (1 batten to 4 LED)

Changing batten to LED post handover (1 batten to 4 LED)
VIC

Is your house single or double storey??? If it is single you can do basically what you want. An electrician can get into the roof space and install the downlights after…

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Jen1977
Jul 17, 2013 12:55 pm
pengruijun
pengruijun
17 July 2013

[SA] Rainwater Tank Rebate $200?

[SA] Rainwater Tank Rebate $200?
SA

oh, SA water reply me so quick. 1. yes 2. "stand alone" means that only connect to stormwater pipes, 3. yes 4. if you spent less than $200, your rebate is the amount paid…

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pengruijun
Jul 17, 2013 12:37 pm
AmyMumma23
AmyMumma23
17 July 2013

Adelaide Concreters

Adelaide Concreters
SA

Nope haven't used him before. His work looks great in pics though :-)

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AmyMumma23
Jul 17, 2013 12:01 pm
Liliana
Liliana
17 July 2013

Stormwater piping

Stormwater piping
NSW

Good on you for thinking ahead. Yes, make sure that you clarify with them that stormwater piping will include piping of overflow from the tank to the stormwater system. …

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Liliana
Jul 17, 2013 11:53 am
lmille32
lmille32
17 July 2013

Possible big problems :(

Possible big problems :(
NSW
1, 2, 3

Nothing quite yet. Builder 2 is waiting for a day when the concreter is free so they can go together and figure out a solution. Builder 1 has not yet replied to my email…

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lmille32
Jul 17, 2013 11:50 am
lmille32
Iceprincess-Li
Iceprincess-Li
16 July 2013

Anyone in the process of building with S.c.h.o. homes Perth?

Anyone in the process of building with S.c.h.o. homes Perth?
WA

We signed up with them, all finalised... waiting for earthworks to start! So far I love them. Steve their sales rep is excellent, from the first time we spoke he was…

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Iceprincess-Li
Jul 16, 2013 11:19 pm
Geoff1430
Geoff1430
16 July 2013

Room dimension - Including walls or not???

Room dimension - Including walls or not???
QLD

Hi Kirsten, No the room was shown on the draft plan as a 3x3 but then when it came back there is a 90mm wall so the interior dimension turns out to be 3m-90mm. Its only 3m…

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Geoff1430
Jul 16, 2013 7:09 pm
sarbear
sarbear
16 July 2013

McKeachies Run, Aberglasslyn.

McKeachies Run, Aberglasslyn.
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Yes it is. We built here and love it. Great place for family and kids as so many young families moving to area from Newcastle.

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sarbear
Jul 16, 2013 4:29 pm
TheCastleSyd
TheCastleSyd
16 July 2013

Please help - Fowler reviews

Please help - Fowler reviews
NSW

If speed or superior quality are important to you then I'd suggest looking somewhere else. If you want a good price, mid-level quality and are prepared to wait over 12…

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TheCastleSyd
Jul 16, 2013 3:26 pm
TheCastleSyd
candyapple
candyapple
16 July 2013

Excavation costs with M3tric0n

Excavation costs with M3tric0n
NSW

I have just started the process of building with M3tric0n at The Hermitage estate in south-west sydney and was after some advice/opinions.... Our block of land is located…

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candyapple
Jul 16, 2013 3:07 pm
pp1
pp1
16 July 2013

New Building - Architect Fees

New Building - Architect Fees
NSW

tasha_is_clueless: I felt the same that we were never informed or given hint that he would charge us for communicating with someone over the phone. He said he would charge…

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pp1
Jul 16, 2013 12:16 pm
dsa39
dsa39
16 July 2013

Masterton Clovelly - Driveway done need grass!

Masterton Clovelly - Driveway done need grass!
NSW
1 ... 52, 53, 54

king couch swooooooooooooooon!!! i'm in love with the jasper and can't wait to have the $$ to buy one....won't be for awhile as I have a…

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dsa39
Jul 16, 2013 6:41 am
dsa39
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mirz
Jul 15, 2013 7:37 pm
mirz
JB1
JB1
15 July 2013

Brick garage

Brick garage
VIC

I'm not sure you will be able to reuse your existing roof. I would owner build, it's rather simple. Brick work you will be able to get a bit cheaper. A carpenter will…

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JB1
Jul 15, 2013 12:49 am
Twistop
Twistop
14 July 2013

Central Coast:Draftsmen, Surveyor, Engineer Recommendations

Central Coast:Draftsmen, Surveyor, Engineer Recommendations
NSW

I used New Little House, and they helped me do as much as possible. In the end, I did a owner builder job. They saved me a fortune

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Twistop
Jul 14, 2013 9:29 pm
Pantotango
Pantotango
14 July 2013

invision homes and stoneligh reserve

invision homes and stoneligh reserve
QLD

I have just stumbled across them after spending hours and hours on the net and love the styles they have , I had only just looked for the number to ring them and found…

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Pantotango
Jul 14, 2013 7:26 am
mick harrold
mick harrold
13 July 2013

Westminster Homes

Westminster Homes
NSW

I would like contact details of some westminster homes subcontractors to do new work on my house. do you know any? if so please send details. MH

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mick harrold
Jul 13, 2013 4:19 pm
Toniah
Toniah
12 July 2013

M* Denver 32 - Now 43! decorating pics page 16

M* Denver 32 - Now 43! decorating pics page 16
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Hi We are planning to build a Denver 43 and would really appreciate anyone generous enough to show us theirs, as Metricon dosen't have one on display. It is such a big…

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Toniah
Jul 12, 2013 6:58 pm

Hi Metroid, finally an update. Apparently, its because my little street Lot 38 clevedon ct. is classed as a road and not a laneway which it should have been according to…

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unhappybadger
Jul 12, 2013 3:45 pm
JTM
JTM
12 July 2013

Rawson Homes - the adventure begins

Rawson Homes - the adventure begins
NSW
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Looking good so far!, Absolutely agree with you on how that wall was done... People just don't know how to use those brains in their heads sometimes do they? Good luck…

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JTM
Jul 12, 2013 1:48 pm
JTM
robbie55
robbie55
12 July 2013

soil test qs

soil test qs
VIC

I've got a copy of my soil test as well but builders insist on doing their own - I'm guessing its a liability thing, if you look at something like a building or pest…

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robbie55
Jul 12, 2013 12:29 pm
robbie55
Metroid
Metroid
12 July 2013

Asset Protection Permit

Asset Protection Permit
VIC

Hey guys! Just had this pop up myself with Fairhaven Homes. Can anyone tell me where in the contract this would be located to say who is responsible? Just want to be sure…

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Metroid
Jul 12, 2013 9:44 am

How high is your slab?

How high is your slab?
VIC

We are having our block built up to 50mm below that line. I have the landscapers in here right at the moment with the bobcat. If you are going to concrete it, it would…

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1sttimebuilding2012
Jul 12, 2013 8:16 am
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
12 July 2013

St Leonards build with Homebuyers Center

St Leonards build with Homebuyers Center
WA

st leonards is beautiful!! :) hope the titles come out on time :)

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xxkatxx
Jul 12, 2013 1:24 am
seano
seano
11 July 2013

independent inspector

independent inspector
NSW

Not in the scheme of it when you're spending a few hundred thousand!…

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seano
Jul 11, 2013 10:20 pm
Pantotango
Pantotango
11 July 2013

Dixon Homes Sunshine Coast

Dixon Homes Sunshine Coast
QLD

Hi we are looking at Dixon how did your build go

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Pantotango
Jul 11, 2013 8:08 pm
Danois
Danois
11 July 2013

Need ideas for upgrades?

Need ideas for upgrades?
NSW

I have found drawers in general to be better than shelves, and I can't see why it should be different because the drawer is insulated and has a compressor attached. The…

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Danois
Jul 11, 2013 4:17 pm
robbie55
robbie55
11 July 2013

99% of Tradies are bad ?

99% of Tradies are bad ?
WA

Ok, so how do you deal with a$$holes who quotes you one price, you agree to that and then during the job they keep adding extra $50 for…

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robbie55
Jul 11, 2013 3:01 pm
robbie55
juski
juski
10 July 2013

A new build in the bush

A new build in the bush
NSW

Hi cec1974! I see there haven't been many updates to your thread - any photos coming up? Would love to see your colours as you said they were similar to ours. I assume you…

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juski
Jul 10, 2013 8:06 pm
juski
felicity01
felicity01
10 July 2013

What are you looking forward to the most?

What are you looking forward to the most?
VIC
1, 2

Not living with my parent's and sister's. Not sharing a bathroom with my sister's. For my fiance to be able to have clothes storage space that is more than 2 drawers and…

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felicity01
Jul 10, 2013 4:37 pm
felicity01
1rocky
1rocky
10 July 2013

Granny flat construction

Granny flat construction
NSW

we were going down the path of granny flat then decided tobuild a new house. there are a couple of companies that we were looking at.i will try and find their name .cost…

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1rocky
Jul 10, 2013 12:27 pm
travisaus
travisaus
10 July 2013

Motorised Blinds

Motorised Blinds
WA

I have motorised blinds going into my new place (just ordered last week). Firstly - If you haven't pre-wired then I think it would be hard (and expensive) to do once your…

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travisaus
Jul 10, 2013 11:01 am
mirz
mirz
10 July 2013

Bolero timber

Bolero timber
VIC

I don't get it if you picked flooring pack for $4999, it should have carpets in bedrooms and tiles or bolero flooring in rest of the house except wet areas. Why they are…

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mirz
Jul 10, 2013 5:43 am
mirz
CC101
CC101
10 July 2013

Cheap Sheers

Cheap Sheers

let us know how you go with the quality of blinds.

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CC101
Jul 10, 2013 1:13 am
travisaus
travisaus
9 July 2013

Tree roots

Tree roots
TAS

I've posted this before... Do not get the tree stumps ground out!!! You need to have the root ball removed in order to build over the location of a significant tree.…

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travisaus
Jul 09, 2013 9:23 pm
harshmalviya
harshmalviya
9 July 2013

sewer and drainage easement

sewer and drainage easement
SA

Thank you very much for the information, Sir. Much appreciate it.

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harshmalviya
Jul 09, 2013 8:34 pm
71monaro
71monaro
9 July 2013

Where to start when building a house?

Where to start when building a house?
SA

Hi KathleenandCraig, hope you had good advice from banks and were not put off. We bought land in Node 1 that we liked (high side, wide front) and designed the house…

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71monaro
Jul 09, 2013 8:34 pm
enelya
enelya
9 July 2013

BUILDING IN AVONLEE WITH GOODLIFE HOMES

BUILDING IN AVONLEE WITH GOODLIFE HOMES
WA
1 ... 30, 31, 32

love the chalkboard!!! fantastic idea!! you can also DIY chalkboard paint... if anyone is interested! love martha stewart!! i had heaps of leftover grout and Dulux had…

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enelya
Jul 09, 2013 4:17 pm
enelya
Hamilton23
Hamilton23
9 July 2013

Building the Wisdom Serenity - Framed !!!

Building the Wisdom Serenity - Framed !!!
NSW
1, 2

hey Hamilton23, thanks things are going quick, i like the color of your brick you should be in your house before christmas, nice…

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Hamilton23
Jul 09, 2013 1:46 pm
kexkez
kexkez
9 July 2013

Concrete v wood for second level floor?

Concrete v wood for second level floor?
WA

And ducted aircon/ reverse cycle? How does the ducting work.with concrete flooring? 2

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kexkez
Jul 09, 2013 12:13 pm
kexkez

Can anyone recommend a concreter in Point Cook?

Can anyone recommend a concreter in Point Cook?
VIC
1, 2

Hi everyone, I live in Point Cook myself and do concreting - Driveways, paths, shed slabs, exposed aggregate and much more... Please feel free to look at our website

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PtCook_Landscaping
Jul 09, 2013 11:56 am
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
8 July 2013

lifestyle 300.. wall pics :)

lifestyle 300.. wall pics :)
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hows it all going?? ::lol:: You must be all locked up by now! Hope everything is ok ::kiss::

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xxkatxx
Jul 08, 2013 10:45 pm
judydg
judydg
8 July 2013

Air Conditioning in a two storey home

Air Conditioning in a two storey home
WA

With my build I got the aircon company to design the system based on the plans then the builder has made provision for the ducting on the plans. We aren't paying a mark…

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judydg
Jul 08, 2013 9:34 pm
judydg
judydg
8 July 2013

what is the AC provision for 2 storey home?

what is the AC provision for 2 storey home?
SA

You will need to get an a/c company to design a system based on your plans and then ensure the builder includes the voids necessary for the ducting. If you have a concrete…

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judydg
Jul 08, 2013 9:18 pm


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