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Daedalus
Daedalus
11 April 2013

Daedalus Goodlife Thread - PCI done, the final wait

Daedalus Goodlife Thread - PCI done, the final wait
WA
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Yeah it wa about 1.000$ so wasn't going to let that one slide! Thanks AC - haven't confirmed handover for tomorrow still waiting on my CLO to get back to me but its…

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Daedalus
Apr 11, 2013 3:01 pm
Daedalus
bridget_m
bridget_m
11 April 2013

Prospec Building Inspectors

Prospec Building Inspectors
WA

Thanks, ill get in contact with them :)

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bridget_m
Apr 11, 2013 1:04 pm
bridget_m
1rocky
1rocky
11 April 2013

Fixed price LOL Extras whilst building- cash or credit?

Fixed price LOL Extras whilst building- cash or credit?
SA

we paid the tradies cash for different work that was done and ovr work that is going to be done so far we have added niches sliding doors timber work above portico…

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1rocky
Apr 11, 2013 5:21 am
LeanneR
LeanneR
10 April 2013

Our Gemmill Home - Tile advice needed.....

Our Gemmill Home - Tile advice needed.....
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Don't worry I see the other leanne write and sometimes think 'I didn't type that' haha

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LeanneR
Apr 10, 2013 11:59 pm
LeanneR
The JJs
The JJs
10 April 2013

Princeton 260 HomeGroupWA, moved in and endless painting

Princeton 260 HomeGroupWA, moved in and endless painting
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

I love Dulux Beige Royal 1/4..that's the colour I almost ended up choosing for both our bathrooms, but at the last minute went for Dulux White Duck quarter (I think the…

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The JJs
Apr 10, 2013 6:25 pm
The JJs
33amc
33amc
10 April 2013

Roof frame blunder

Roof frame blunder

The builder is right that it should have specified "pitched" roof or at least state rafters. What he did initially put upp was trusses as stated. Also, you have me…

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33amc
Apr 10, 2013 5:23 pm
atom_ute
atom_ute
10 April 2013

construction completion till handover

construction completion till handover
VIC

It is dependent on a number of factors - however my builder has advised that handover will occur 7-10 business days after the PCI inspection. This was also the case for…

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atom_ute
Apr 10, 2013 10:59 am
atom_ute
jamt007
jamt007
10 April 2013

owner/builder from lockup

owner/builder from lockup
WA

Greetings Im not sure if this topic has been started before, if so then apologies for a repeat Im hoping to have a building company construct a house to lock up stage…

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jamt007
Apr 10, 2013 10:30 am
Wowzers
Wowzers
10 April 2013

Class P Soil - Concerned

Class P Soil - Concerned
TAS

Thanks for the response!

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Wowzers
Apr 10, 2013 10:20 am
think_wise
think_wise
10 April 2013

Downlight vs LED

Downlight vs LED
VIC
1, 2

Or just install them after you have moved in. www.thinklights.com.au

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think_wise
Apr 10, 2013 8:42 am
ssjmark
ssjmark
10 April 2013

NEED UR HELP! House for 15mx38m lot NSW

NEED UR HELP! House for 15mx38m lot NSW
NSW

Thanks for those suggestions! quite liked the first allsworth one. Weeks Peacock seems to be in Vic unfortunately. We're after something at least 29 squares.

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ssjmark
Apr 10, 2013 7:25 am
ssjmark
sarbear
sarbear
9 April 2013

Curtains

Curtains
NSW

We built in aberglasslyn. Pm me any questions you have.

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sarbear
Apr 09, 2013 8:02 pm
tezzab
tezzab
9 April 2013

surveying and pegging of site

surveying and pegging of site
SA

Over 15 months ago, when buying my block ( 1 acre in VIC )I needed a Re-Establishment Survey, which meant they pegged as well. Hilly block, so got a Contour Survey at the…

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tezzab
Apr 09, 2013 7:55 pm
tezzab
1rocky
1rocky
9 April 2013

BUILDING WITH

BUILDING WITH
NSW

tanga i from the mid north coast. we are building with adenbrook homes they have a head office at port macquarie. site costs etc will depend on your land etc we are…

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1rocky
Apr 09, 2013 4:25 pm
1rocky
1rocky
9 April 2013

First Home in Tas - We're In!

First Home in Tas - We're In!
TAS
1 ... 4, 5, 6

congrats on moving in

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1rocky
Apr 09, 2013 8:16 am
Ca6leguy
Ca6leguy
9 April 2013

Independent Building Inspector

Independent Building Inspector
NSW

Can someone recommend me an independent building inspector in Sydney North & North West areas. Also at which stage of the build should the building be inspected?

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Ca6leguy
Apr 09, 2013 7:01 am
Ms Googonian
Ms Googonian
9 April 2013

Wet area in ensuite

Wet area in ensuite
ACT

Hi Homebody99. Our builder didn't say it was going to be more money when I showed him this plan for our ensuite. He just said that they can do it. He might now when I ask…

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Ms Googonian
Apr 09, 2013 6:47 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
9 April 2013

Gutter problem

Gutter problem
QLD

Hi Karen, That was quick! A lady of action no doubt. I hope it performs well for you. Cheers.

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SaveH2O
Apr 09, 2013 12:00 am
SaveH2O
zub13
zub13
8 April 2013

Help- kitchen cabinet colour

Help- kitchen cabinet colour
SA

I think we have settled on stipple seal (maybe)....at least this way I can get pot drawers etc.... 1rocky-love your kitchen...I dont think we get a choice of zinkworks…

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zub13
Apr 08, 2013 9:29 pm
joyfulbuilder
joyfulbuilder
8 April 2013

I NEED YOUR HELP!!! Find me a house :)

I NEED YOUR HELP!!! Find me a house :)

Content-Living "The Atlantis" has what you're looking for but not the games room - although the alfresco is in a good spot for you to put the gamesroom - then you could…

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joyfulbuilder
Apr 08, 2013 9:20 pm
bec80
bec80
8 April 2013

Anyone built with sienna bricks

Anyone built with sienna bricks
VIC

Hi everyone, has anyone built with Sienna bricks. I have a picture of a house and I really like the bricks. I knocked on the door, but they are renting and dont know. I…

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bec80
Apr 08, 2013 8:43 pm
joyfulbuilder
joyfulbuilder
8 April 2013

Our first build - Seascapes Estate, WA

Our first build - Seascapes Estate, WA
WA

Thank you Veefy. Sounds similar, maybe slightly warmer than where I currently am. So excited. It is such a beautiful area.

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joyfulbuilder
Apr 08, 2013 8:20 pm

For anyone interested I have about 500 Austral Ultra Smooth Jazz bricks for sale. They are in brand new condition. They have only been moved from the front of the house…

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retrovertigo
Apr 08, 2013 7:31 pm
Aston
Aston
8 April 2013

Anyone built or building with Ideal Homes??

Anyone built or building with Ideal Homes??
WA

im building with them at the moment. they have been both good and bad. the pre-start lady was a bit of a bully but we didnt let them push us around. then it took a while…

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Aston
Apr 08, 2013 5:54 pm
elastic
elastic
8 April 2013

Bushfire Zone ? Doreen/Mernda?

Bushfire Zone ? Doreen/Mernda?
VIC

Top of my street yes. my block no just saved 5 grand

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elastic
Apr 08, 2013 4:46 pm
1rocky
1rocky
8 April 2013

How does the loan process work?

How does the loan process work?
NSW

in the construction loan our bank already had the value of the land so for valuation they also required the builders final contract. this will also have the payment to…

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1rocky
Apr 08, 2013 7:20 am
kmoz
kmoz
7 April 2013

Help with external house colours

Help with external house colours
VIC

Thanks everyone for the help and pics. It has been very helpful and I appreciate your time. :)

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kmoz
Apr 07, 2013 8:26 pm
blacklab
blacklab
7 April 2013

Concrete Stairs

Concrete Stairs
SA

OK great, thanks Matt+Jo, i think i will ring them in the morning just for piece of mind.

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blacklab
Apr 07, 2013 9:10 am
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Amancharmar
Apr 06, 2013 12:26 pm
Amancharmar
EmyN
EmyN
5 April 2013

Cornice size for high ceilings

Cornice size for high ceilings
VIC

That's interesting. We're going to have high ceilings and I always thought bigger cornices would make it look shorter, and that smaller cornices would actually look…

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EmyN
Apr 05, 2013 4:52 pm
EmyN
Ms Googonian
Ms Googonian
5 April 2013

What extreme's have you gone through to get what you want?

What extreme's have you gone through to get what you want?
ACT

In Canberra there is a webpage allhomes.com.au. There is all sorts of sales information you can find out there. Every time it changes hands you can see how much someone…

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Ms Googonian
Apr 05, 2013 2:05 pm
oneness
oneness
5 April 2013

HELP! Council Inspection / Occupancy Cert necessary in WA?

HELP! Council Inspection / Occupancy Cert necessary in WA?
WA

All good, have been i contact with council and one is not needed in WA...sent that to mortgage co and all is sweeeeet...phew what a relief... Life would be so much easier…

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oneness
Apr 05, 2013 1:42 pm
Onewheel
Onewheel
5 April 2013

Wisdom Home

Wisdom Home
NSW

I really like the timber handrail and zigzag, looks fantastic. Will try to see if i can come up with some money. I will stick with…

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Onewheel
Apr 05, 2013 11:09 am
twiggens
twiggens
5 April 2013

Building with Homegroup wa

Building with Homegroup wa
WA

There are a fair few people on here building with Homegroup WA, some recently finished and moved in - hopefully they'll pop their heads up soon! Check out Nicci's thread,…

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twiggens
Apr 05, 2013 9:27 am
twiggens
ashertod
ashertod
5 April 2013

Land Capability Assessment advice

Land Capability Assessment advice
VIC

I have to get a "Land capability assessment" done to apply for planning permission for a 7 acre block out near Moriac (Geelong). Can anyone recommend someone to do this,…

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ashertod
Apr 05, 2013 9:04 am
dakr
dakr
4 April 2013

Steel beams in roof structure

Steel beams in roof structure
WA

Thanks Dee for the reassurance. Much appreciated.

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dakr
Apr 04, 2013 10:20 pm
bradster181
bradster181
4 April 2013

SUMMIT HOMES BUILD (Handover)

SUMMIT HOMES BUILD (Handover)
WA
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Congratulations AGF, enjoy what you have and the making it your own time ;)

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bradster181
Apr 04, 2013 10:07 pm
bradster181
bec80
bec80
4 April 2013

brick and roof , gutter to match - any help ?

brick and roof , gutter to match - any help ?
VIC

Hi DeeMM , we are building the henley broadway facade.

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bec80
Apr 04, 2013 9:36 pm
leighton
leighton
4 April 2013

locating experienced Kitome / kit home builders

locating experienced Kitome / kit home builders
NSW

I have just signed a contract build a house that size for that price. I often wonder why people are tempted by these kits when the prices are so high that they cannot save…

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leighton
Apr 04, 2013 7:39 pm
leighton
DeeMM
DeeMM
3 April 2013

Mounting your flatscreen?

Mounting your flatscreen?
VIC

We had a full data package installed as part of our build. Where the main TV is has data input points down low for the devices and one up high for the TV so we don't have…

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DeeMM
Apr 03, 2013 9:47 pm
leighton
leighton
3 April 2013

Who applies for which Permits?

Who applies for which Permits?
VIC

Planning permits. sometimes the owner, sometimes the builder, and sometimes a consultant. Most of my clients seem capable of doing this themselves. Building permits. I…

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leighton
Apr 03, 2013 8:08 pm
leighton
fmac
fmac
3 April 2013

Building in Aveley with WA Housing Centre

Building in Aveley with WA Housing Centre
WA

Hust ask the question. I know we considered going back to laminate bench tips if we couldn't stretch to stone. But all builders are different. You probably won't know…

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fmac
Apr 03, 2013 7:43 pm
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tristam
Apr 03, 2013 7:01 pm
marybond2012
marybond2012
3 April 2013

finally building our new home, homegroup, piara waters

finally building our new home, homegroup, piara waters
WA

AWWW Chris :) You made it on here :) Hi All, Chris is like family to me and her path to this point has been a challenging one but she is a very strong woman that is such an…

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marybond2012
Apr 03, 2013 2:35 pm
marybond2012
bec80
bec80
3 April 2013

Please Help

Please Help
VIC

I seem to like it matching and when I see a dark roof , different gutters, then different brick, just dont like it at all. Henley colours of the roof dot match the same as…

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bec80
Apr 03, 2013 12:38 pm
Ranger00
Ranger00
3 April 2013

First timers building in Whiteman Edge

First timers building in Whiteman Edge
WA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Oh great, I'll check it out. Thanks for letting me know!

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Ranger00
Apr 03, 2013 12:29 pm
kaykens
kaykens
3 April 2013

What colour is this?

What colour is this?
NSW

The vertical cladding looks similar to the colour we chose for our front of house features (pillar, door etc) which is Colorbond 'Stone'. That's just going by the small…

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kaykens
Apr 03, 2013 9:54 am
kaykens


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