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serapis
serapis
22 July 2013

any experiences with Eco cottages or budgetqualityhomes?

any experiences with Eco cottages or budgetqualityhomes?
QLD

what I found out so far is removable homes are NOT an opition, additional bond of 50.000 required plus massive paperwork owner builder - can become a nightmare and for…

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serapis
Jul 22, 2013 8:52 am
doons
doons
21 July 2013

Grey Feature Wall In Master bedroom

Grey Feature Wall In Master bedroom

I am painting my master bedroom in solver kitty grey...a light soft grey and would like to paint a feature wall in a darker grey. Can anyone recommend a grey paint that…

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doons
Jul 21, 2013 9:29 pm
building-expert
building-expert
21 July 2013

solution for macleay island?

solution for macleay island?
QLD

Try expanda cabin on ebay 2 bed fold out container for $30K, I am looking into it as caretakers cottage for Tas

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building-expert
Jul 21, 2013 7:22 pm
building-expert
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bashworth
Jul 21, 2013 5:41 pm
bashworth
serapis
serapis
21 July 2013

experiences with the company "Australian Modular Homes"?

experiences with the company "Australian Modular Homes"?
QLD

intend to build on a block of land on macleay island - thinking of the company "Australian Modular Homes" does anyone know about this company or has personal…

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serapis
Jul 21, 2013 4:14 pm
belle10
belle10
20 July 2013

Dark Bricks with a Light Coloured Roof

Dark Bricks with a Light Coloured Roof
VIC

Hi sal032 We are currently building a house with boral mocha bricks, dune colorbond roof and dune windows. Bricking only started this week happy to show you a photo now…

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belle10
Jul 20, 2013 8:47 am
strawberryjam
strawberryjam
19 July 2013

Madora Bay build-with Ross North

Madora Bay build-with Ross North
WA
1, 2

Titles have been released and settlement is scheduled for Monday :) We have prestart booked for August 1st. Can't wait for it all to start, been a long process since we put…

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strawberryjam
Jul 19, 2013 10:00 pm
hsv2ko
hsv2ko
19 July 2013

Starting to sort out house and land

Starting to sort out house and land
VIC

Thanks for the post from both today I will get to see my pre approval I saw some good info on here last night which makes me feel better lol gf finds it exciting by…

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hsv2ko
Jul 19, 2013 12:23 pm
Charnley
Charnley
19 July 2013

Stamped/Stenciled Concrete - Perth SOR

Stamped/Stenciled Concrete - Perth SOR
WA

Concrete solutions. I think these where the guys we used on our Reno but that was years ago SB not sure if they are still the same people. Good luck.

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Charnley
Jul 19, 2013 10:34 am
Charnley
FionaT
FionaT
18 July 2013

Ideas for front render colour

Ideas for front render colour
WA

Dulux flooded gum render. If you Google it you'll get an idea of colour.

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FionaT
Jul 18, 2013 10:52 pm
hachy
hachy
18 July 2013

First time builder with Hickinbotham

First time builder with Hickinbotham
SA

Hi there I tried PMing and it didn't work. So copy and paste and here goes. I have a few questions. (I'm a newbie, so much to learn). Were…

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hachy
Jul 18, 2013 8:51 pm
hachy
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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320
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


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