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_lucinda
_lucinda
18 December 2013

First Home: Taragona (mod) with Hickinbotham

First Home: Taragona (mod) with Hickinbotham
SA
1, 2

What colour selections choices did you make, angeepants? Would love to see a photo if you don't mind sharing. Oh, and where are you building?

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_lucinda
Dec 18, 2013 9:36 am
_lucinda
robbie55
robbie55
18 December 2013

Polished or bevelled?

Polished or bevelled?
WA

Framed is a nice way to go but you can still do beveled edge in any frame and you could also do a polished edge in gap frame. If you go for the polished edge they are a…

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robbie55
Dec 18, 2013 8:25 am
robbie55
Bosco99
Bosco99
18 December 2013

Recommendation for a builder in Western Sydney

Recommendation for a builder in Western Sydney
NSW

Hi, first time post. Can anyone recommend a local builder to help me construct a standard single story 3bed 2 bath 1 garage house in the Parramatta area. DA plans already…

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Bosco99
Dec 18, 2013 7:36 am
Buildingmakesmecrazy
Buildingmakesmecrazy
17 December 2013

Anyone Building the Cordova One?

Anyone Building the Cordova One?
NSW

Hi, Just wondering if anyone has built or is building the Cordova One from McDonald Jones Homes. My husband and I are getting the plans drawn up now and since there is no…

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Buildingmakesmecrazy
Dec 17, 2013 9:55 pm
Kia-018
Kia-018
17 December 2013

Hermitage Homes

Hermitage Homes
VIC

HI, we are looking to knock down rebuild in thornbury. We have been quoted up to 52k for site cost. How's your build going so far

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Kia-018
Dec 17, 2013 8:15 pm
maximus
maximus
17 December 2013

Forgot kitchen cabinet. Pay for variations or go outside?

Forgot kitchen cabinet. Pay for variations or go outside?
VIC

Matching up the laminex shouldn't bee too hard. Also need to find an exact match for the handle.

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maximus
Dec 17, 2013 6:09 pm
maximus
Senorita
Senorita
17 December 2013

williams landing new home building

williams landing new home building
VIC

hi trambay, appreciate your inputs. thanks.

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Senorita
Dec 17, 2013 3:19 pm
returntoshire
returntoshire
17 December 2013

Building with Firstyle

Building with Firstyle
NSW

Wondering, has anyone recently built with Firstyle homes? We have signed the tender off and now in the process of preparing pre plans.…

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returntoshire
Dec 17, 2013 12:05 pm
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elle
Dec 17, 2013 10:40 am
staceyd
staceyd
16 December 2013

are these our only options?? - garage wall height help!

are these our only options?? - garage wall height help!
VIC

I spoke to council and it turns out that the height regulation changed and its now 3.2m. So I chased the builder and let them know that the surveyor was wrong, and it was…

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staceyd
Dec 16, 2013 3:25 pm
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joshnjacqui
Dec 16, 2013 7:40 am
lila rose
lila rose
15 December 2013

Is anyone building a Metricon home in NSW?

Is anyone building a Metricon home in NSW?
NSW

We are not building in NSW, we are building in VIC, but we have also found them pretty good to deal with. You are going to have the same problems with the majority of…

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lila rose
Dec 15, 2013 3:48 pm
lila rose
Speakeasy
Speakeasy
15 December 2013

Is a "escalation clause" cause for concern when building?

Is a "escalation clause" cause for concern when building?
QLD

Many thanks Bashworth, all valid points to seriously consider. Appreciate your quick response.

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Speakeasy
Dec 15, 2013 3:01 pm
mary 123
mary 123
15 December 2013

We love our MainVue Ivory 432 Home!!!

We love our MainVue Ivory 432 Home!!!
VIC

Hi there! we too are building the ivory 432 on the south east side of town. look forward to seeing photos of your progress and your final…

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mary 123
Dec 15, 2013 10:01 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
14 December 2013

Leafsmart Gutter Guard

Leafsmart Gutter Guard
NSW

I haven't physically seen this product but the mesh profile is very good. It is also metal, essential in a bushfire area. Obviously a good product. I would normally…

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SaveH2O
Dec 14, 2013 5:57 pm
SaveH2O
AussieMark
AussieMark
14 December 2013

How long to build 2 storey home

How long to build 2 storey home
NSW

I would budget more and if it ends up less then there is a nice little kitty to splurge on deco. :) I am in perth and the majority of builds are double brick. Good luck. Mark

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AussieMark
Dec 14, 2013 4:55 pm
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
14 December 2013

Square set cornices - can they crack

Square set cornices - can they crack
NSW

"Square set" cornice is really "no cornice at all"; and a cornice is something that doesn't even exist in many European countries. My father in…

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JazzyJess
Dec 14, 2013 1:21 pm
lalabk
lalabk
13 December 2013

tenders signed

tenders signed
NSW

So only $4000 which is tenders and acceptance fair if you save more than $10K Sent from my iPhone using

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lalabk
Dec 13, 2013 9:11 pm
lalabk
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
13 December 2013

Looking for a more flexible builder

Looking for a more flexible builder
VIC

Have you tried using a building broker? I am using one, but over here in perth, for exactly the reasons you stated. My block falls 4m over build envelope and is in fire zone too.

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Perth_Euro
Dec 13, 2013 7:01 pm
blackenator
blackenator
13 December 2013

Buidling start date new estate

Buidling start date new estate
NSW

Oh didnt know it effects the stamp duty discounts as well I presumed you would get the discount as long as you…

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blackenator
Dec 13, 2013 9:19 am
blackenator
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Lethe
Dec 12, 2013 9:01 pm
Lethe
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JazzyJess
Dec 12, 2013 8:31 pm
otago_2
otago_2
12 December 2013

Building with Residential 101 in Baldivis

Building with Residential 101 in Baldivis
WA
1, 2

Thank you Cupcakes! I will have a look into it :)

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otago_2
Dec 12, 2013 3:25 pm
Mikeann
Mikeann
12 December 2013

Recommend Building Inpsector

Recommend Building Inpsector
NSW

Just wondering if anyone can recommend an independent building inspector to do inspections during the build. The house is located in Western Sydney at Elizabeth…

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Mikeann
Dec 12, 2013 10:07 am
lowerchittering
lowerchittering
12 December 2013

What would you modify ?

What would you modify ?
NSW

If you're still conceptualising a floor plan here are some things to consider: Access for moving furniture - especially big units of furniture and up windy stair cases.…

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lowerchittering
Dec 12, 2013 12:58 am
Scottperrin
Scottperrin
12 December 2013

The optima with Aussie living. Lawley estate. Ellenbrook.

The optima with Aussie living. Lawley estate. Ellenbrook.
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hope so. But slab only requires 7 days to cure. We build on them the same day at work. Went past today checked all the pad levels are all wrong and mesh was delivered.

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Scottperrin
Dec 12, 2013 12:04 am
DSCDMC
DSCDMC
11 December 2013

Anyone else building in Haywards Bay?

Anyone else building in Haywards Bay?
NSW

Hi daniel2ya Nice to meet someone else who is building in Haywards Bay, which street are you building in? We are currently in council finally and hope we will start our…

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DSCDMC
Dec 11, 2013 8:45 pm
Jays
Jays
11 December 2013

Anyone have experiences with the following builders?...

Anyone have experiences with the following builders?...
WA

We are going for the cabernet as per the display home that cedar home have up neat Whiteman park. We have completely redesigned the ground floor and a few elements…

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Jays
Dec 11, 2013 6:24 pm
asj25
asj25
11 December 2013

How does nominated trades work?

How does nominated trades work?
WA

And by better I just mean we had more freedom to do what we wanted with the tiling ie I got subway tiles

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asj25
Dec 11, 2013 11:10 am
motherdub
motherdub
11 December 2013

Door casing or moulding... why use reveal

Door casing or moulding... why use reveal
NSW

(Level: Weekend warrior) I was about to cut moulding for my door frame when I discovered videos telling me that I should use a reveal. When I searched…

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motherdub
Dec 11, 2013 9:11 am
motherdub
Crazyk
Crazyk
11 December 2013

Monterey Nouveau Q2

Monterey Nouveau Q2
VIC

Can I delete this thread ? if not can an administrator please remove it.

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Crazyk
Dec 11, 2013 6:49 am
Crazyk
joey1434
joey1434
10 December 2013

Building our first home - Plans

Building our first home - Plans
WA

Hi firsthomenewbie, Just wondering how you went with your plans? Any news ? Cheers

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joey1434
Dec 10, 2013 6:00 pm
Pathline
Pathline
10 December 2013

Builders in Canberra recommendation

Builders in Canberra recommendation
ACT

When i first moved to Canberra a few years ago, i did not have the confidence to go engage a builder to get a custom home built. This notion in me has changed drastically…

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Pathline
Dec 10, 2013 12:42 pm
uncyspam
uncyspam
10 December 2013

Garage Size Help please!

Garage Size Help please!
NSW

Thanks everyone, I'll ask them to make it longer. Can't make it any wider :(

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uncyspam
Dec 10, 2013 9:23 am
uncyspam
EmyN
EmyN
9 December 2013

Corner beading v setting beading

Corner beading v setting beading
WA

I don't even know what corner and setting beads are! May be why no replies hehehe.

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EmyN
Dec 09, 2013 12:34 pm
EmyN
Novice8
Novice8
9 December 2013

Delayed PCI - Did you get a new date?

Delayed PCI - Did you get a new date?
NSW

Hi Our PCI should have been 16 December which there is no way they will make. So I'm wondering for those whose builds also ran over - were you given a new PCI date, or…

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Novice8
Dec 09, 2013 9:57 am
PanRaptor
PanRaptor
8 December 2013

Redink

Redink
WA

I was told the 20th, but my prestart girl has the following…

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PanRaptor
Dec 08, 2013 8:58 pm
PanRaptor
burkky
burkky
8 December 2013

H1/P classification

H1/P classification
QLD

Thank you for the link

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burkky
Dec 08, 2013 4:28 pm
loft12
loft12
8 December 2013

Where to start??

Where to start??
NSW

We were in the same position and used this service to assess two properties we were interested in. http://blog.my-architect.com.au/?s=desi ... &x=28&y=12 It really helped…

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loft12
Dec 08, 2013 3:47 pm
ThripleA
ThripleA
8 December 2013

Minta Farm

Minta Farm
VIC

We drove past MF yesterday, glad to see that there's a lot of development going.. The sand base for the roads were being laid.. Weather permitting the roads will be all…

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ThripleA
Dec 08, 2013 1:02 pm
jamt007
jamt007
8 December 2013

KELMSCOTT, WA

KELMSCOTT, WA
WA

Greetings Looking to build a house in kelmscott hillls, W.A. - i have relatives/friends in different trades, but am thinking it might be worth using local people for this…

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jamt007
Dec 08, 2013 11:16 am
SslayerR
SslayerR
8 December 2013

Aveling Homes in Amberton Estate - Our first home!

Aveling Homes in Amberton Estate - Our first home!
WA
1, 2

Well if your ever down in the Secret Harbour area pm me and I will give you my block address if you want to see how they work, I have managed to pick up the tradesman on…

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SslayerR
Dec 08, 2013 12:05 am
SslayerR
oneness
oneness
7 December 2013

anyone heard of or used RUBBER MULCH??!!

anyone heard of or used RUBBER MULCH??!!
WA

Thinking of using blue metal as a mulch for a section of my garden.... Saw something called rubber mulch yesterday which is made from recycled tyres!! Im not sure about…

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oneness
Dec 07, 2013 8:13 pm
Wandin Valley
Wandin Valley
7 December 2013

Should I haggle with my builder??

Should I haggle with my builder??
SA

"3 price points for each item"? I doubt that. What have you signed, what have you committed to? I told them the deposit was chump change and it was. The leverage of that…

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Wandin Valley
Dec 07, 2013 5:43 pm
Wandin Valley
navs
navs
7 December 2013

Built-in-robes fit-out - what do you like & who does 'em?

Built-in-robes fit-out - what do you like & who does 'em?
NSW

We got credited back $5 or 6k for not having the builder do their fit out in 1 walk in robe and 2 normal robes and getting just the basic standard hanging rail instead.

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navs
Dec 07, 2013 11:06 am
d@n
d@n
7 December 2013

Advice needed for exterior colours.. plleeeasssseeee

Advice needed for exterior colours.. plleeeasssseeee
SA

Hi All Window - Colour Anodic Grey hi Just letting you know the Anodic Grey is a very blue colour when sun is shining on it. Good luck with…

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d@n
Dec 07, 2013 8:41 am
shadeb
shadeb
6 December 2013

Custom home builders - Williams Landing

Custom home builders - Williams Landing
VIC

We have just begun looking at Williams Landing but would probably go for a custom plan. Can anybody suggest builders in the area who will build to our plans?

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shadeb
Dec 06, 2013 4:42 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
6 December 2013

Driveway Advice

Driveway Advice
VIC

Depends where you live but in Perth I believe exposed agg is around 105 psm

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AussieMark
Dec 06, 2013 3:40 pm
MmmmBalf
MmmmBalf
5 December 2013

Quote for drapes/window covering allowance?

Quote for drapes/window covering allowance?
NSW

Any allowance for window coverings is going to depend on the size of the house (how many windows need covering) and what type of window coverings you're after. The costs…

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MmmmBalf
Dec 05, 2013 9:17 pm
MmmmBalf


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