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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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Miss Mia
May 08, 2013 10:25 pm
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bashworth
May 08, 2013 10:05 pm
bashworth
staceyd
staceyd
8 May 2013

Has anyone ever gotten their deposit back?

Has anyone ever gotten their deposit back?
WA

I got my initial deposit back today, so it can happen. Although ours wasn't "non refundable" until they did soil tests etc, and we were going by the one completed by the…

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staceyd
May 08, 2013 9:51 am
grumblebum54
grumblebum54
8 May 2013

Show us your utensil drawer!

Show us your utensil drawer!
QLD

Yes they are great! They go right to the edge of the drawer, you can get them in many different sizes, they have small and big divided sections and you can move the…

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grumblebum54
May 08, 2013 8:14 am
grumblebum54
FirstHomeForMe+
FirstHomeForMe+
8 May 2013

Home and Content Insurance Perth

Home and Content Insurance Perth
WA

I'm going to step in here with my 2 cents worth... I had to do a large insurance claim 8 years ago, I had a rental property which was burned…

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FirstHomeForMe+
May 08, 2013 7:36 am
beachybuild
beachybuild
7 May 2013

KDRB Northern Beaches

KDRB Northern Beaches
NSW

Hi all, We're looking at a knock down rebuild on the northern beaches of Sydney. Does anyone have any recommendations of builders/companies they have gone with. It…

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beachybuild
May 07, 2013 10:46 pm
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
7 May 2013

Fridge Recess size? Help :)

Fridge Recess size? Help :)
WA

We bought the 684L double door samsung fridge and its 73cm deep and our fridge panels will be 60cm deep so plenty of room for the doors to open, might ask for the panels…

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xxkatxx
May 07, 2013 9:34 pm
FionaT
FionaT
7 May 2013

ATU Septics- ongoing costs

ATU Septics- ongoing costs
WA

Thanks for replys. My build can be followed at WWW.smiffygarden.blogspot.com. in the very early stages.would love to get some followers.

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FionaT
May 07, 2013 4:10 pm
MJ Overture
MJ Overture
7 May 2013

Overture grande/premier price

Overture grande/premier price
NSW

Hi, before the price increase the Overture Premier was sitting at 216 k...you should allow an additional 100 k for upgrades, site costs, landscaping, driveways etc. it all…

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MJ Overture
May 07, 2013 3:05 pm
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6v87qe
May 07, 2013 1:39 pm
Ca6leguy
Ca6leguy
7 May 2013

Wattsaver DL9 1400 downlights

Wattsaver DL9 1400 downlights
NSW

Maybe a hat as well. Don't want to get light burned.

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Ca6leguy
May 07, 2013 11:33 am
Novice8
Novice8
7 May 2013

KDRB - Whose power bills went through the roof afterwards

KDRB - Whose power bills went through the roof afterwards
NSW

That's what I'm afraid of Grumbles, and it's too late now to change back to battens. We did add doors wherever possible though i.e family room,…

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Novice8
May 07, 2013 10:36 am
Saima
Saima
6 May 2013

Building the Autern 005 with UE

Building the Autern 005 with UE
VIC

Hi Crystally, Just wondering how is your build going, we just signed the contract after so many variations, Have you gone to see the Display home of Autern in Williams landing?

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Saima
May 06, 2013 10:54 pm
gotemcovered74
gotemcovered74
6 May 2013

Anyone building Bedfordale WA

Anyone building Bedfordale WA
WA

HI TSD I AM ABOUT TO SIGN A CONTRACT WITH MILFORD AKA TOTAL FRAME HOME BUT HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF A FEW HORROR STORYS. HOW DID YR BUILD GO? ANY PROBLEMS THANKS

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gotemcovered74
May 06, 2013 9:40 pm
henry-
henry-
6 May 2013

Eden Green Hammond Park. Stage 6b

Eden Green Hammond Park. Stage 6b
WA

I am going to buy a block of land in Hammond Park Eden green estate Hammond Park stage 6b, the sales girl said it is a first come and first serve basis, and that there is…

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henry-
May 06, 2013 8:33 pm
cancan
cancan
6 May 2013

RE: Building with IDH (Individually Designed Homes)

RE: Building with IDH (Individually Designed Homes)
QLD

We were thinking of buying a block that required a tri level build. I had a quick look at there display home in Rochedale yesterday, the builder to the left does custom…

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cancan
May 06, 2013 7:15 pm
fmac
fmac
6 May 2013

NEW CRYSTAL SALT - Anyone have any pics??

NEW CRYSTAL SALT - Anyone have any pics??

We are thinking greys so should work fine. Too late to change now ;)

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fmac
May 06, 2013 6:35 pm
Rebecca_83
Rebecca_83
6 May 2013

Brisbane Builders - Any out there???

Brisbane Builders - Any out there???
QLD

Did you find yourself a builder? I just completed a $380K complete overhaul on my character home in Newmarket and had a really good experience with our builder – Mark…

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Rebecca_83
May 06, 2013 11:49 am
jaceb
jaceb
5 May 2013

First questions

First questions
NSW

Get an idea of what kind of land size you will need for the type of house you want. Have a think about frontage especially. Do you need wide frontage? Can you get away…

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jaceb
May 05, 2013 10:52 pm
jaceb
pklog
pklog
5 May 2013

Clarendon costs

Clarendon costs
NSW

hi aussiefits8 In our tender 1 phone and 1 tv point (in total) were included as we have the 'signature' upgrade package. However, not standard and not in the upgrade…

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pklog
May 05, 2013 5:59 pm

Finishing Touches - Perth ballpark costs?

Finishing Touches - Perth ballpark costs?
WA

Hi Wellard I can give you a rough guide based on what we've spent. We have a house around the same size I think, fairly standard bedroom and…

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Wellard2ndTimers
May 05, 2013 11:22 am
juski
juski
5 May 2013

juski's build: terrace living, lightsview sa - floors!

juski's build: terrace living, lightsview sa - floors!
SA
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Hi Juski Just caught up on your build . I love your colours , I think most of it is very similar to what we have chosen an as we are only at…

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juski
May 05, 2013 8:35 am
juski
asj25
asj25
4 May 2013

Our Redink Journey Begins Finally.

Our Redink Journey Begins Finally.
WA

Wow that sucks! Hope they get a wriggle on!

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asj25
May 04, 2013 8:04 pm
bashworth
bashworth
4 May 2013

My playing around with sketchup.

My playing around with sketchup.

If you haven't come across it yet http://www.ecobob.co.nz/ is worth a look with some interesting articles on houses built in NZ.

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bashworth
May 04, 2013 6:34 pm
bashworth
tezza87
tezza87
4 May 2013

Building with Celebration Homes - any advice

Building with Celebration Homes - any advice
WA

We are building with celebration homes and they have been great just a few minor hiccups but all sorted now. We had every thing picked before prestart apart from render…

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tezza87
May 04, 2013 5:28 pm
tezza87
Jen1977
Jen1977
4 May 2013

Holy crap, what have I done - help!

Holy crap, what have I done - help!
NSW

We have done the same thing. The vanities are the same colour as the kitchen cupboards and the vanity tops are all the same colour as the kitchen benches. We have 3.5 bathrooms

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Jen1977
May 04, 2013 3:48 pm
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Homefinder
May 04, 2013 2:32 pm
Homefinder
aaronh
aaronh
4 May 2013

Installing tiles price???

Installing tiles price???
WA

That's why I ended up asking…

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aaronh
May 04, 2013 12:24 pm
leighton
leighton
4 May 2013

Advice on Very Narrow Block!!

Advice on Very Narrow Block!!

Just adding a little piece of information. Narrow blocks are not too bad unless they are also sloping, and particularly, sloping with rock. This is the time to find a…

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leighton
May 04, 2013 11:59 am
leighton
Onewheel
Onewheel
3 May 2013

KDR - Sutherland Shire

KDR - Sutherland Shire
NSW

When we started looking at building, we visited just about every display home in the Sydney area, getting floor plans &prices. We narrowed it down to five builders and…

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Onewheel
May 03, 2013 11:02 pm
Echo2k3
Echo2k3
3 May 2013

What "Things" Did You Do After Handover?

What "Things" Did You Do After Handover?
NSW

I will be doing my own.. Painting Blinds Roller shutters Backyard paving Lighting Carpet Tiling (have a family friend so im saving more then $2k) The main things to get…

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Echo2k3
May 03, 2013 10:08 pm
ScottsRx
ScottsRx
3 May 2013

Our Statesman Dutton on 10 acres in S.A.

Our Statesman Dutton on 10 acres in S.A.
SA

Excellent, we built up place at Sellicks Beach, not far away. Wow, that's terrible news. I fell your pain with the costs to get power on. We're in the process of getting a…

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ScottsRx
May 03, 2013 9:31 pm
Smarty pants
Smarty pants
3 May 2013

Building with Summit homes, some pics

Building with Summit homes, some pics
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi, we got all our lights from Beacon lighting.

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Smarty pants
May 03, 2013 6:49 pm
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1rocky
May 03, 2013 6:20 pm
crispie
crispie
3 May 2013

Bamboo flooring?? Krakatoa?

Bamboo flooring?? Krakatoa?
QLD

I am curious stemin, did you go with Krakatoa? I have been talking to them and received a sample and it seems good. How do you tell what is good though?

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crispie
May 03, 2013 11:41 am
housebythewater
housebythewater
3 May 2013

Cladding colour - quick help needed

Cladding colour - quick help needed
NSW

That is a tricky one. I don't know what to suggest. You could have a play on colourbond's visualiser and see what you like best. You can find a house of similar style…

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housebythewater
May 03, 2013 11:09 am
housebythewater
coolm
coolm
3 May 2013

Building at Golden Grove - The Settlement

Building at Golden Grove - The Settlement
SA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Oh no :).. They'll soon learn a new fight path I'm sure :)

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coolm
May 03, 2013 11:01 am
coolm


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