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d@n
d@n
30 May 2013

Façade Suggestions

Façade Suggestions
ACT

Provided the render colour is not darker than the bricks, I think it should be fine. Dune either side should balance out.

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d@n
May 30, 2013 5:09 pm
ozzydave
ozzydave
30 May 2013

Building the Sandarah 45 with Porter Davis

Building the Sandarah 45 with Porter Davis
VIC

Hi everyone! To be honest, I never knew about this forum before - nor have I read others related to this type of thing. This forum has been great to read about others and…

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ozzydave
May 30, 2013 12:56 pm
daveinthehills
daveinthehills
30 May 2013

LED Downlights and normal lights

LED Downlights and normal lights
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

The foil insulation is for radiant heat. Heat bought in/out by airflow is different. The difference between a bar heater and ducted aircon. Both are important I believe…

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daveinthehills
May 30, 2013 7:27 am
Cody Drysdale
Cody Drysdale
29 May 2013

Who is building the Drysdale with Eden Brae?

Who is building the Drysdale with Eden Brae?
NSW

Hahaha thats why Stephen's getting that wardrobe ;) I think you're right, a bit of time and you'll probably get used to it a bit. We did really like the study, just had…

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Cody Drysdale
May 29, 2013 10:30 pm
Cody Drysdale
Alex in Vertu
Alex in Vertu
29 May 2013

So what now? Choosing a builder.

So what now? Choosing a builder.
WA

We have decided that we are keen on a loft style home, or a two story home with only a study and theatre/lounge on the top level. We narrowed it down to 4 builders, who we…

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Alex in Vertu
May 29, 2013 9:31 pm
sleven
sleven
29 May 2013

House numbers - on the house? (poll)

House numbers - on the house? (poll)
QLD

I have on house and the gutter one too!

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sleven
May 29, 2013 6:09 pm
sleven
cinder
cinder
29 May 2013

Woodland grey roof and exterior colour options.... Help

Woodland grey roof and exterior colour options.... Help
QLD

Our sample boards were only about half a metre wide, and I felt the samples looked much lighter. I'll see if I can dig out the thread. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=62364

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cinder
May 29, 2013 11:57 am
cinder

Gold Coast builders - Bluewood Homes

Gold Coast builders - Bluewood Homes
QLD

To spider1, be interested to know what you are not happy about? Communication is vital in delivering to all our customers expectations so please call Bluewood Homes Gold…

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Bluewood Homes GC
May 29, 2013 10:35 am
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TinaG
May 29, 2013 9:46 am
Megs25
Megs25
29 May 2013

anybody building with hickinbotham?

anybody building with hickinbotham?
SA
1, 2

hi davelle, just wondering if your able to send me a pm with the prices you sent to the girls here? would be much helpful :-)

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Megs25
May 29, 2013 3:27 am
mimi23
mimi23
28 May 2013

Porter Davis

Porter Davis
VIC

You can make changes between tender and contract just not structual changes as once you sign the tender, the working drawings are order in preparation for contract. We…

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mimi23
May 28, 2013 7:12 pm
mimi23
televisi
televisi
28 May 2013

Building dual occupancy townhouses

Building dual occupancy townhouses
VIC

I guess no one else has similar experience?

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televisi
May 28, 2013 6:57 pm
kaykens
kaykens
28 May 2013

Render Colours

Render Colours

We settled on monument but our initial choices were Woodland Grey - Paperbark - Jasper. Depends on the ratio of colour too I guess!

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kaykens
May 28, 2013 5:11 pm
kaykens
happytaurus
happytaurus
27 May 2013

Help - looking for Exposed Aggregate

Help - looking for Exposed Aggregate
WA

Any help with good contacts at a good price for installation of exposed aggregate?? south of the river in perth? personal experience? good range... im wanting it for the…

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happytaurus
May 27, 2013 8:41 pm
MJ Overture
MJ Overture
27 May 2013

Who is building the Overture Premier with Masterton

Who is building the Overture Premier with Masterton
NSW

We received our contract in the mail on Friday and spent the weekend going through all the documents and signed our lives away.. We are in the process of organizing the 5%…

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MJ Overture
May 27, 2013 8:23 pm
6msn15bru
6msn15bru
27 May 2013

townhouses share one single eletricity metre box???

townhouses share one single eletricity metre box???
VIC

Hi, This is a few months after the fact, though each townhouse would need their own meter. It would be so impractical otherwise. How could you separate them if you were…

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6msn15bru
May 27, 2013 7:39 pm
Dacman82
Dacman82
26 May 2013

Total Home Frames/Milford Homes

Total Home Frames/Milford Homes
WA

Hi, is anyone here building or has built with Total Home Frames or Milford Homes. I cant seem to find any reviews or info on them.

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Dacman82
May 26, 2013 11:25 pm
jimnlisa
jimnlisa
26 May 2013

Tips for queuing up for purchase of land. what time????

Tips for queuing up for purchase of land. what time????
WA
1, 2

Land can take awhile to sell here too. Depends on location, distance from the city/beach. Hammond Park is on the free way to city, only land available on the freeway that…

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jimnlisa
May 26, 2013 10:50 pm
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
26 May 2013

Is a 1.5m setback enough space for a clothesline?

Is a 1.5m setback enough space for a clothesline?
QLD

heaps of people put those foldable washing lines on the side of the house with 1.5m to the fence. just pick the size wisely :)

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xxkatxx
May 26, 2013 5:59 pm
Bobdaboarder
Bobdaboarder
26 May 2013

Sutherland Shire Knock Down Rebuild Experience

Sutherland Shire Knock Down Rebuild Experience
NSW

Hi There, My wife and i have just purchased our next house in the sutherland shire which we plan to KDRB. I am just after some peoples experiences that have also done…

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Bobdaboarder
May 26, 2013 4:42 pm
Assh
Assh
26 May 2013

costs of dropped edge beam

costs of dropped edge beam
QLD

Any more inputs would be appreciated ::lol::

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Assh
May 26, 2013 12:40 pm
Building Newbie
Building Newbie
25 May 2013

How long was your final stage?

How long was your final stage?
VIC

Thanks :D Oh I didnt realise they were different classifications. On our final stage its: Floor & Wall tiles Brick Clean Downpipes installed Painting Shower…

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Building Newbie
May 25, 2013 10:30 pm
hachy
hachy
25 May 2013

Our New Home Journey in Hervey Bay, QLD

Our New Home Journey in Hervey Bay, QLD
QLD

nice slab. sorry to hear of the mistakes that are happening :(

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hachy
May 25, 2013 10:52 am
hachy
JB1
JB1
25 May 2013

Ethics about paint - what to do?! FIXED

Ethics about paint - what to do?! FIXED
NSW

Good on you for choosing premium paint. I see not paying extra for the premium as paint false economy (even though at $1,900 the builder would have made an absolute…

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JB1
May 25, 2013 9:58 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
25 May 2013

building in crace

building in crace
ACT

What sort of price are the blocks there guys ?

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Saint Mike
May 25, 2013 7:45 am
Saint Mike
Scotty Dog
Scotty Dog
24 May 2013

Urgent advice on interior white

Urgent advice on interior white
VIC

My friend had Antique White USA on her walls and a white ceiling and she hated it, she thought it reminded her of a hospital, she eventually changed it to Hog Bristle - I…

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Scotty Dog
May 24, 2013 9:55 pm
Wazza78
Wazza78
24 May 2013

Armstrong Creek

Armstrong Creek
VIC

I am pretty sure the day it's a p class. And warralily isn't classed as a termite area so I don't think builders have to do that. Have you brought land there

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Wazza78
May 24, 2013 7:38 pm
Jm14
Jm14
24 May 2013

Cranbourne East vs Cranbourne North

Cranbourne East vs Cranbourne North
VIC

Hi! We reserved a land in cranbourne north, at the stockland's new development arbourlea. Iniatially we have a land reserved at berwick waters but when we are about to…

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Jm14
May 24, 2013 4:50 pm

Stamp Duty Refund

Stamp Duty Refund
VIC

That depends on what state you are in....

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1sttimebuilding2012
May 24, 2013 4:10 pm
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TinaG
May 24, 2013 2:22 pm
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lightsview
May 24, 2013 7:00 am
Planet Express
Planet Express
24 May 2013

Building with Burbank...

Building with Burbank...
VIC
1 ... 40, 41, 42

I had to pay mine and I caught other tradies using my tap as well as site Manager telling a tradie 3 doors down off for running a hose to my tap! On a lighter note... my…

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Planet Express
May 24, 2013 12:19 am
hkhokhar12
hkhokhar12
23 May 2013

Is Metrcon a good choice compared to Poter Davis/Simonds

Is Metrcon a good choice compared to Poter Davis/Simonds
VIC

Thanks everyone, I feel it's a matter of luck if your building process goes well without any fuss. The truth is every builder has issues one way or the way. You just have…

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hkhokhar12
May 23, 2013 1:45 pm
momomo
momomo
23 May 2013

Garage Door Industries Bayswater..?

Garage Door Industries Bayswater..?
WA

Hi all :) Our builder is using Garage Door Industries in Bayswater, Perth, for our triple garage doors. Our doors are cedar stain in the milano woodgrain. I've seen some…

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momomo
May 23, 2013 1:39 pm
momomo
Lurgen
Lurgen
23 May 2013

Building new house: private building inspector?

Building new house: private building inspector?

All I can suggest is Houspect, since that's who I'm using. Happy with their work so far. HD

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Lurgen
May 23, 2013 12:15 pm
Lurgen
meowsy
meowsy
23 May 2013

Solar pre wiring?

Solar pre wiring?
VIC

I am considering having pre wiring and switchboard for solar electricity done with a PD build. I spoke to a solar salesperson and he basically tried to talk me out of it,…

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meowsy
May 23, 2013 11:18 am
meowsy

i think the problem you are having is that the access to your butlers pantry is against the wall, meaning that you need circulation here. This additional circulation is…

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Architect3121
May 22, 2013 10:38 pm
Novice8
Novice8
22 May 2013

Delaying PCI - have you done it?

Delaying PCI - have you done it?
NSW

Yes, I know. I'm trying not to get my hopes up, but we're living in a flea infested ice box, so it's hard.

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Novice8
May 22, 2013 9:35 pm
Architect3121
Architect3121
22 May 2013

letter to neighbour

letter to neighbour
VIC

if you do get permission, make sure you get good photos of the kerb and channel and crossover of your neighbours block. Just incase the builders trucks etc. damage it;…

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Architect3121
May 22, 2013 9:19 pm
EmyN
EmyN
22 May 2013

Henley Monaco Q2 site start

Henley Monaco Q2 site start
VIC

In our paperwork it says about 4 weeks between final sign off and site start.....

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EmyN
May 22, 2013 3:04 pm
EmyN
jasons girl
jasons girl
22 May 2013

Urgent Help Needed with Kitchen Colours

Urgent Help Needed with Kitchen Colours
ACT

I think it can work. We are having dark cupboards and benchtops with white flooring. So similar dark theme. I was worried about ours at first as well but we have just had…

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jasons girl
May 22, 2013 12:55 pm
PAB_34
PAB_34
21 May 2013

Specifying roof timber structure?

Specifying roof timber structure?
WA

Maybe something like this..... http://medeek.com/resources/trusses.html Just do a search for "ATTIC ROOF TRUSS" (either Google or Google…

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PAB_34
May 21, 2013 10:55 pm
PAB_34
bashworth
bashworth
21 May 2013

Slab extension

Slab extension
VIC

You shouldn't need a slab extension. Just a small independent slab should do.

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bashworth
May 21, 2013 9:40 pm
bashworth
jtpn
jtpn
21 May 2013

Building in Bankstown

Building in Bankstown
NSW

I'd like to build a 4BR + study home in the Bankstown region, one storey. Can anyone recommend a good quality trustworthy builder? Or project home that does custom…

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jtpn
May 21, 2013 5:50 pm
navs
navs
20 May 2013

New Dale Alcock promo

New Dale Alcock promo
WA

Just FYI - the painting is all one colour, no feature walls or any additional colours allowed in case you were wondering. I disagree - I had a look at the 20mm stone and…

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navs
May 20, 2013 6:06 pm
mandee
mandee
20 May 2013

Any body has any experience with Gold Style Homes builder

Any body has any experience with Gold Style Homes builder
WA

Hi!, Yes I built with them it worked out well. David (the owner) is good guy and overall good co-operative team.

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mandee
May 20, 2013 5:04 pm

Installing a rangehood later

Installing a rangehood later
NSW

We are up to the slab stage with M3tric0n. I've just realised the rangehood they are supplying is very underpowered compared to what we had (we…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
May 20, 2013 3:39 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens


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