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Addled
Addled
15 May 2013

Need advice following rejection of plans by council - Please

Need advice following rejection of plans by council - Please
WA
1, 2

I don't want to risk tempting fate, but believe it or not based on today's phone call with council the plans are most likely going to be permitted!!!!!

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Addled
May 15, 2013 5:50 pm
KarenJH
KarenJH
15 May 2013

handling defects

handling defects
QLD

We are in Queensland. Our builder Ash Moseley Homes did not fix any defects so we had to go to state agency BSA. Several small defects were then fixed, but a major one,…

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KarenJH
May 15, 2013 2:20 pm
Shane-Kelly
Shane-Kelly
15 May 2013

Down lights

Down lights
NSW

Hi can you let me know how you go at you clipsal appointment thanks.

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Shane-Kelly
May 15, 2013 1:20 pm
ponglong
ponglong
15 May 2013

Reserve Estate in Tarneit

Reserve Estate in Tarneit
VIC

Hi just want to bump this thread as we're looking to buy in The Reserve. Currently live 5 mins away in Hoppers Crossing so know the area sorta well but just want more…

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ponglong
May 15, 2013 12:06 pm
Vatche
Vatche
15 May 2013

Masterton External Colour Selection

Masterton External Colour Selection
NSW

I would recommend to hire a colour co-ordinator to give you ideas and possibly a image look of what they will look like. Try New Home Visuals.

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Vatche
May 15, 2013 11:50 am
Vatche
Xeryus
Xeryus
15 May 2013

building virgin-Ipswich

building virgin-Ipswich
QLD

Looking into building a cheap rental in this fast growing " slowed now, but inevitably will grow again" area, I was thinking more the acre block area's of Bellbird Park…

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Xeryus
May 15, 2013 11:16 am
Xeryus
Xeryus
15 May 2013

Building a multi generation home

Building a multi generation home
VIC
1, 2

Hi Jen, I had a similar dilemma and I eventually went with a separate granny flats for a few reasons, and to be really blunt people don't last forever and I needed to…

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Xeryus
May 15, 2013 11:13 am
Jen1977
Jen1977
15 May 2013

LPG vs Elect hotplate.

LPG vs Elect hotplate.
VIC

We are having bottled gas for the cooktop in the new house as there is no gas in the area. We have always had electric but my mum has LPG. My mum gets quite a few…

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Jen1977
May 15, 2013 10:42 am
chining
chining
15 May 2013

build your own house vs buy old one NSW

build your own house vs buy old one NSW
NSW

For example many people have the builder not do stuff for them, and do it later, and this isn't considered by the OSR for the…

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chining
May 15, 2013 8:42 am
ref_kt
ref_kt
15 May 2013

getting tradies to do extra stuff??

getting tradies to do extra stuff??
SA

I wanted to get my paver guys to install the paved crossover at the same time as they did the drive way. I called the building company to get the paver's name and number.…

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ref_kt
May 15, 2013 12:09 am
ref_kt
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
14 May 2013

Rainwater Garden at Aurora Estate

Rainwater Garden at Aurora Estate
VIC

This is something which the estate is going to maintain and will be a small pocket of the garden repeated every 4-5 houses.This garden pocket…

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SaveH2O
May 14, 2013 11:10 pm
SaveH2O
Bridezilla
Bridezilla
14 May 2013

Building a new home _ Confused single or double

Building a new home _ Confused single or double
VIC

I agree with Marto54 about the double storey homes having a grander street presence - and I found that even though they might be the same size in square meters as a single…

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Bridezilla
May 14, 2013 11:07 pm
daveinthehills
daveinthehills
14 May 2013

Buying in North Kellyville

Buying in North Kellyville
NSW

Hi Winton, I am looking at plots on Hazlett road with lot size of about 550 sqm. Please advise how much should be the…

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daveinthehills
May 14, 2013 10:29 pm
TDTD
TDTD
14 May 2013

Builder Search – The Endless Journey

Builder Search – The Endless Journey
NSW

Hi all - building at the New Rouse Hill at present If you submitted an exemption for NSW stamp duty when you signed the contract for your land then my understanding is…

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TDTD
May 14, 2013 9:40 pm
LittleJ
LittleJ
14 May 2013

Anyone building with beechwood Maitland Region

Anyone building with beechwood Maitland Region
NSW

That's very exciting you will be in before Christmas :) We are Just about to go to council, however we started planning back in May.…

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LittleJ
May 14, 2013 9:23 pm
Serialbuilder
Serialbuilder
14 May 2013

Skirting question - before or after flooring goes down

Skirting question - before or after flooring goes down
WA

Ideally flooring should be left to last thing in case of damage. How we do it. 1. Do it before the skirting. OK. Take the chance. 2. Loose tack…

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Serialbuilder
May 14, 2013 6:45 pm
Serialbuilder
soakedblonde
soakedblonde
14 May 2013

Goodlife Homes - Bravo

Goodlife Homes - Bravo
WA

We are building with Gemmill so I'm not 100% sure if the Goodlife process is the same but I assume it is. The new home file contains explanations of all the stages…

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soakedblonde
May 14, 2013 6:42 pm
soakedblonde
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
14 May 2013

Aircon issue! Resolved :)

Aircon issue! Resolved :)
QLD

Glad you got some use out of it too, SR! :D I seriously thought they'd forgotten all about it! *lol* ::hyst::

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MalinViktoria
May 14, 2013 5:58 pm
MalinViktoria
srod
srod
14 May 2013

Home design/Builder for Corner Block with rear loaded garage

Home design/Builder for Corner Block with rear loaded garage
NSW

Check out the Bronte 260 by Sekisui and some designs by Elderton Homes. I will PM you some others later when I get home (I'm also on a corner block so looked high and low…

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srod
May 14, 2013 5:52 pm
bashworth
bashworth
14 May 2013

Land size Questions/How do they get a house to fit on a blok

Land size Questions/How do they get a house to fit on a blok
NSW

Setbacks do vary depending on the council and sometimes the suburb. Usually the front setback is around 5m (to get a car on the driveway) Rear setbacks can be as little…

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bashworth
May 14, 2013 4:51 pm
bashworth
Baulkham Hills
Baulkham Hills
14 May 2013

concern about new home insurance

concern about new home insurance
NSW

I think you will find builder insure until issue of occupancy permit. I mean he likely hasn't finished the job until he gets that certificate,…

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Baulkham Hills
May 14, 2013 2:19 pm
leighton
leighton
14 May 2013

3 townhouse development with a difference

3 townhouse development with a difference

The big issues include cost , feasibility, and of course what about the value of the finished product. cheers

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leighton
May 14, 2013 11:38 am
leighton
ramsey15
ramsey15
14 May 2013

Building the Rangeview 309 in Oakey

Building the Rangeview 309 in Oakey
QLD
1, 2, 3

I like your light choices, they are very classy :) I think stellabella has pics of that last light (the five light dining room one) in her new house and it looks amazing!!…

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ramsey15
May 14, 2013 10:39 am

sux about the air con i would take it further, if you have waited so long and had nothing but issues take it to CA!!! this is the thing with some…

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anise
May 14, 2013 10:26 am
anise
kaykens
kaykens
14 May 2013

telstra

telstra
VIC

$299 is the standard connection fee for a first time connection ie a new house. That covers them connecting it from the street to your property and installing one main…

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kaykens
May 14, 2013 8:21 am
kaykens
Aheron
Aheron
13 May 2013

Building Starting On Time?

Building Starting On Time?
NSW

Hi Robbie Parkway I feel your pain as we are now up to 10 months since we accepted their tender and haven't started.. In regards to the price increase,they surely can't…

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Aheron
May 13, 2013 11:57 pm
Skyzie85
Skyzie85
13 May 2013

site cut done, garage access question?

site cut done, garage access question?
VIC

I think they need to make the garage accessible, but to what degree I suppose depends on your slope. How many meters have you got the 700mm fall? We have 1200mm fall…

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Skyzie85
May 13, 2013 11:03 pm
leighton
leighton
13 May 2013

Siteworks - Perth

Siteworks - Perth
WA

One of those things. Use the phone and talk to people. Some of these guys are "like this" better chance.

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leighton
May 13, 2013 8:43 pm
leighton
JackSparrow
JackSparrow
13 May 2013

Help please! Builder made a mistake but they want us to pay

Help please! Builder made a mistake but they want us to pay
WA

tell them they can take it down and build the house as per the plans then! depending on what it is they probably won't want to do this as it will…

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JackSparrow
May 13, 2013 7:57 pm
JackSparrow
jasons girl
jasons girl
13 May 2013

Building slightly modified Norfolk with Coral- Confused much

Building slightly modified Norfolk with Coral- Confused much
QLD

Wow that is crazy. Ours was only about $350 and we did our colours selection in January. Surely it couldn't have gone up that much in 4 months. Maybe it has something to…

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jasons girl
May 13, 2013 10:53 am
TinaG
TinaG
13 May 2013

Fencing

Fencing
WA

Which fencer did you…

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TinaG
May 13, 2013 9:00 am
bashworth
bashworth
12 May 2013

QUESTION re; carport on the boundary

QUESTION re; carport on the boundary
SA

Those encumberances sound to me like like developers covenants. As such the developer should enforce them while the estate is being developed. Once the development is…

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bashworth
May 12, 2013 8:41 pm
bashworth
joane
joane
12 May 2013

Survey pegs

Survey pegs
SA

Thanks everyone for the replies. I can stop "nagging" him now LOL!!! Cheers Jo

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joane
May 12, 2013 2:32 pm
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
12 May 2013

Latitude 37

Latitude 37
VIC

They were one of the builders we approached. We didn't choose them only because they couldn't give us what we wanted within our budget. They seem like a quality company…

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HomeAngels
May 12, 2013 12:13 pm
HomeAngels
Delboy
Delboy
12 May 2013

Custom Plunkett Home in St Leonards

Custom Plunkett Home in St Leonards
WA
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Sarie, your home looks stunning. Our bricks arrive tomorrow. Fingers crossed. Huge dramas with sewer line.

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Delboy
May 12, 2013 8:55 am
PAB_34
PAB_34
11 May 2013

Help Please... SHOW ME YOUR FEATURE TILES...

Help Please... SHOW ME YOUR FEATURE TILES...
WA

stellabella - I like the mosaic tiles in the niche. I may just 'borrow' that idea.....

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PAB_34
May 11, 2013 10:38 pm
PAB_34

We have opted for 3 square windows on top of one another to give light where the workbench will be. In addition to that, the other side of workbench has a roller door…

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Serialbuilder
May 11, 2013 8:03 pm
Serialbuilder
pooks83
pooks83
10 May 2013

Fed up of hearing how overworked the prestart lady is

Fed up of hearing how overworked the prestart lady is
WA

I hear ya Julie! I am getting a lot of that through Homebuyers Centre now, not the pre-start lady but the home consultant. If I had a $ for everytime I hear "we sold so…

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pooks83
May 10, 2013 8:43 pm
pooks83
fmac
fmac
10 May 2013

Whiteman Edge Estate release 11th May

Whiteman Edge Estate release 11th May
WA

We are building with Aussie, brickwork finished last Friday and there is someone else here who got handover at the end of last year. We've had ups and downs but are happy…

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fmac
May 10, 2013 7:34 pm
B STAR
B STAR
10 May 2013

Is this a serious issue?

Is this a serious issue?
WA

The builder is half right. BUt i do not think this is due to excessive rain falling on the external brick work. I say this because only one side is effected. You need to…

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B STAR
May 10, 2013 2:42 pm
kexkez
kexkez
10 May 2013

Undercroft garage

Undercroft garage
WA

Sweeney you need to host the photo externally.You need to use a host site like photobucket or imageshack to upload your photos to (free to join), then copy the img code…

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kexkez
May 10, 2013 11:08 am
kexkez
oooshazam
oooshazam
9 May 2013

Seeking federation style architect/design draftsman

Seeking federation style architect/design draftsman
WA

Hi, Can anyone help me. I have bought a block in Shenton Park (WA) and am looking for an architect or design draftsman that can do some plans for me for a single story…

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oooshazam
May 09, 2013 11:36 pm
pengruijun
pengruijun
9 May 2013

Do i need worry about the coming wet season? Adelaide

Do i need worry about the coming wet season? Adelaide
SA

To give you a bit of an indication... My trenches were dug July 2nd 2005. And I had handover November 25th. So, a 4.5 month build, In a regional…

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pengruijun
May 09, 2013 10:07 pm
Gristy
Gristy
9 May 2013

When to negotiate on price/getting extras included

When to negotiate on price/getting extras included
SA

yes iam fully aware of that, thanks anyway. I started the retaining walls yesterday and i have a bobcat going there on saturday to do some…

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Gristy
May 09, 2013 8:01 pm
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haveduck
May 09, 2013 7:33 pm
haveduck
Coffee_hmmm
Coffee_hmmm
9 May 2013

Wardrobe Options

Wardrobe Options
ACT

They are going to get back to us with another plan, will keep you posted.

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Coffee_hmmm
May 09, 2013 6:45 pm
asj25
asj25
9 May 2013

Site Works Costs

Site Works Costs
WA

Good luck. We have a driveway for our battle axe and all of the builders we spoke to wanted I charge to rip this up, charge to lay a temp driveway and then put down a new…

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asj25
May 09, 2013 1:52 pm
1rocky
1rocky
9 May 2013

Wet weather and building progress

Wet weather and building progress
WA

i have seen brickies working hard on the rain at a neighbors property, but we have had so much rain here starting to wonder what the sun looked like.

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1rocky
May 09, 2013 5:02 am


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