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Sir Snagger
Sir Snagger
31 October 2013

Thudd's cold climate strawbale eco build - now with plans!

Thudd's cold climate strawbale eco build - now with plans!
1, 2, 3

Dunno if Thuss'd going to see this, but can't say I didn't try? Did you end up building your strawbale home? Would love to see the results of it if you did.

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Sir Snagger
Oct 31, 2013 4:03 pm
Sir Snagger
cinder
cinder
31 October 2013

Knockdown Rebuild on sloping block - advice requested

Knockdown Rebuild on sloping block - advice requested
VIC

From our experience the volume builders would not go near a sloping block. To be blunt, they just want to build houses quickly, they don't want to bother with the complex…

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cinder
Oct 31, 2013 2:55 pm
cinder
building-expert
building-expert
31 October 2013

What Class Slab would i need (soil test info inside)

What Class Slab would i need (soil test info inside)
QLD

For the right answer you will have to engage structural engineer to design your slab however given the low load bearing capacity of the soil it is likely that the design…

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building-expert
Oct 31, 2013 12:04 pm
building-expert
sanda50
sanda50
31 October 2013

Anyone Building with Long Island homes?

Anyone Building with Long Island homes?
VIC

Hi I would also like to find out what problems you had with LIH. Cheers

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sanda50
Oct 30, 2013 11:20 pm
Building_new_home
Building_new_home
30 October 2013

Frame

Frame
QLD

The salesperson said it about a month ago. 8 months since talking to the salesperson and it was 7 months from when I sat down with the salesperson and discussed what…

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Building_new_home
Oct 30, 2013 4:27 pm
Filthyfil
Filthyfil
30 October 2013

Mainvue Homes - Amalfi AM532

Mainvue Homes - Amalfi AM532
VIC

Hey Yossa Have you decided yet? :D

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Filthyfil
Oct 30, 2013 4:02 pm
Filthyfil
greycellgreen
greycellgreen
30 October 2013

Help- what to do with an unhelpful Admin person

Help- what to do with an unhelpful Admin person
VIC

Thanks. I felt as much. I've since contacted the council to confirm CH is not required and emailed the admin advising same. They've now taken the CH out of the quote. Win!

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greycellgreen
Oct 30, 2013 11:26 am
ShdowKat
ShdowKat
30 October 2013

Redink - Post handover issues

Redink - Post handover issues
WA

Yeah, my CLO was hopeless, so I asked for her bosses name and email (that's Amanda Matthews) and I actually asked to speak to Scott Park, but he was in Paris! so the MD…

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ShdowKat
Oct 30, 2013 11:06 am
ShdowKat
Jen1977
Jen1977
30 October 2013

Retention on progress payments

Retention on progress payments
VIC

Thanks for the responses. I don't think i would be planning on holding retention money but just wanted to know if other people have done that in their…

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Jen1977
Oct 30, 2013 7:15 am
Jason-Vic
Jason-Vic
30 October 2013

laundry cupboard cutout to be done after handover?

laundry cupboard cutout to be done after handover?
VIC

Ours came with the cutout (still under construction). Not sure about the facing of the taps (assuming a weird angle based on display home - seems to be the standard!) /…

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Jason-Vic
Oct 30, 2013 6:48 am

Quick update! We're in the final stages now, so…

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kylie2212
Oct 29, 2013 10:04 pm
kylie2212
FairmontSAcustom
FairmontSAcustom
29 October 2013

Please show me your bi-fold and retratable screen

Please show me your bi-fold and retratable screen
VIC

I don't know if this helps but I have a couple of pics. We have timber bi fold and the centor screen. In this first pic if you look closely you might be able to see…

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FairmontSAcustom
Oct 29, 2013 5:04 pm
Tans1970
Tans1970
29 October 2013

Coloured Render VS Rendering & Paint

Coloured Render VS Rendering & Paint
QLD

Wonderful .... thank you for your input! We have had a look at the coloured render and very happy with the finish. We haven't actually chosen a paint colour yet, so…

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Tans1970
Oct 29, 2013 5:03 pm
Tans1970
SA Simonds Sierra
SA Simonds Sierra
29 October 2013

Simonds $5k deposit Deal

Simonds $5k deposit Deal
VIC

The Sierra :) that's awesome. Yeah I got the same promotion ($50k for $15k) as deluxes, never seen anything about a $5k rebate, like deluxes said if you have it in a…

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SA Simonds Sierra
Oct 29, 2013 1:20 pm
SA Simonds Sierra

Hello thought i'd come back for an update! We now have curtains in our front 2 rooms Home Theatre, wall to wall, ceiling to floor (sorry for the poor colour of mobile…

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wildorchid
Oct 29, 2013 12:47 pm
mtz08
mtz08
29 October 2013

Henley homes, help kitchen microwave space

Henley homes, help kitchen microwave space
VIC

I am building with Henley. the drawing says MW space 584. but it's gross size. the actual cavity size is 552mm (584mm includes 2x16mm side panels). MW space height in the…

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mtz08
Oct 29, 2013 12:23 pm
tinadesouza
tinadesouza
29 October 2013

Building Clarendon Madison.

Building Clarendon Madison.
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Hi Heathen, I have only just joined this website and would like to know where in Sydney you have built the Madison (Clarendon). I just spoke with the builders (Clarendon)…

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tinadesouza
Oct 29, 2013 11:53 am
AC27
AC27
28 October 2013

Labs New Build

Labs New Build
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

how's the alfresco going bud?

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AC27
Oct 28, 2013 9:12 pm
JB1
JB1
28 October 2013

window height and internal door height. what is best

window height and internal door height. what is best
VIC

Yes, I'd like to know that also. We have been told by various people that there is a significant cost in having 8ft doors as opposed to normal…

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JB1
Oct 28, 2013 8:52 pm
casabonka
casabonka
28 October 2013

When to sign a builder up?

When to sign a builder up?
VIC

We based it on our pre-approval with the bank which went for 3 months, so we paid our deposit 8 weeks prior to the expected registering date. It all depends on the builder…

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casabonka
Oct 28, 2013 6:58 pm
casabonka
Alex in Vertu
Alex in Vertu
28 October 2013

Additional Percentage Allowance in Building Contract

Additional Percentage Allowance in Building Contract
WA

Thanks for the response, expert. I rang HIA, MBA and the WA Building Commission as well. HIA were terrible and the Commission were unable to discuss 'what is considered…

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Alex in Vertu
Oct 28, 2013 5:22 pm
greycellgreen
greycellgreen
28 October 2013

Has anyone put central heating in after handover?

Has anyone put central heating in after handover?
VIC

Thanks Leighton. That's what I'm thinking but I've been told NO. I'm going to check with the council and see what they say.

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greycellgreen
Oct 28, 2013 4:28 pm

I think 2.4x3.5 is acceptable for a study but the second door might make the layout pretty awkward. Where were you going to put…

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J54
Oct 28, 2013 2:45 pm
akmirror
akmirror
28 October 2013

HomegroupWA in Aubin Grove - Moving in PROGRESS PICS!

HomegroupWA in Aubin Grove - Moving in PROGRESS PICS!
WA
1 ... 24, 25, 26

tHANKS FOR THE REPLY. It is for me and my wife at the moment.

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akmirror
Oct 28, 2013 12:39 pm
paulw11
paulw11
28 October 2013

New home's telephone connectionT

New home's telephone connectionT
VIC

The telephone company (Optus) is responsible for cabling up to your socket. A standard installation for a Telstra line is maximum of $299 (They can charge extra for…

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paulw11
Oct 28, 2013 8:23 am
Lewis350
Lewis350
28 October 2013

Building in Honeywood - New Generation Homes

Building in Honeywood - New Generation Homes
WA

Hi mr_jas, congrats on your your pregnacy and imminent arrival. You have very exciting times ahead :)) Like you our bank have been dragging their feet. Finger crossed we get…

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Lewis350
Oct 28, 2013 1:24 am
Wazza78
Wazza78
27 October 2013

First Home Buyer - Build VS Buy

First Home Buyer - Build VS Buy
VIC
1, 2

Hi Katie yes brought in ocen grove oakdene estate. The land prices are pretty good i think.

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Wazza78
Oct 27, 2013 8:50 pm
Nedsy
Nedsy
27 October 2013

town centre

town centre
VIC

Has anyone else seen the signage at the corner of Ashcroft and Palmers rd and also further down Palmers rd. Is this an indication, that the Town Center is not too far off?

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Nedsy
Oct 27, 2013 2:12 pm
bashworth
bashworth
27 October 2013

Hebel overhang on slab

Hebel overhang on slab
SA

BCA requires that ‘Exterior masonry must not overhang more that 15mm past the edge of the slab' Remedial measures are possible to solve this such as bolting an angle on…

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bashworth
Oct 27, 2013 7:30 am
bashworth
leighton
leighton
27 October 2013

Building price per m2 ballpark figure in Perth

Building price per m2 ballpark figure in Perth
WA

Build costs are influenced by the size of the home as there is an economy of scale, but also shape, design, complexity, on site issues, and also the level of finish. I run…

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leighton
Oct 27, 2013 7:13 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
27 October 2013

Build Cost Estimate Thoughts

Build Cost Estimate Thoughts
VIC

one should never estimate without detailed plans , all the necessary site data, and a very good detailed finish, but at a wild guess, one might say looks more like $260,000.

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leighton
Oct 27, 2013 7:06 am
leighton
Cameron32
Cameron32
27 October 2013

Plantation shutters - if you could afford it, would you?

Plantation shutters - if you could afford it, would you?
1, 2, 3, 4

Cost for supply and install plantation shutters in newcastle/Nsw Cost/m2 ?

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Cameron32
Oct 27, 2013 6:58 am
Cameron32
rizanrizvi
rizanrizvi
26 October 2013

New Street Name -Sandringham Street

New Street Name -Sandringham Street
NSW

Just realised that we have a name for the street. "Sandringham Street". I am not sure if that means, we are in the tail end of the land registration & settlement?

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rizanrizvi
Oct 26, 2013 8:19 pm
rizanrizvi
deluxes
deluxes
25 October 2013

MainVue SA closed.

MainVue SA closed.
SA

I wouldn't get too concerned... The Adelaide market is a fickle one and Main Vue have came in and out of SA quite a few times over the years. Obviously just wasn't viable…

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deluxes
Oct 25, 2013 8:36 pm
deluxes
Homefinder
Homefinder
25 October 2013

Any body change hinge doors to slide after handover

Any body change hinge doors to slide after handover
VIC

Hi Just wondering anybody had change hinge doors of wardrobe to sliding

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Homefinder
Oct 25, 2013 6:23 pm
Homefinder
Lourance
Lourance
25 October 2013

LIH Build Completed - PHOTO UPDATE

LIH Build Completed - PHOTO UPDATE
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Ya they are a bit but that's where the wife wants them so that's where they stay. They are easy to adjust if she changes her mind later on (a for gone conclusion I'm sure).

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Lourance
Oct 25, 2013 4:44 pm
thegilbeys
thegilbeys
25 October 2013

New to New Home Sales-welcome all advice

New to New Home Sales-welcome all advice
QLD

We're in the early stages of building and have visited your display at Hunter HomeWorld on several occasions. My husband and I both have a very high opinion of Marilyn…

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thegilbeys
Oct 25, 2013 3:37 pm
thegilbeys
navarch
navarch
25 October 2013

Recommendations for a Sparky SOR, Perth

Recommendations for a Sparky SOR, Perth
WA

Could anyone recommend me a sparky who is willing to work south of the river near Cockburn area. I would need them to do our downlights (about 40), couple of fans etc. …

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navarch
Oct 25, 2013 1:56 pm
navarch
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hachy
Oct 25, 2013 12:30 pm
hachy
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wrethm01
Oct 24, 2013 11:04 pm
wrethm01
NatTabs
NatTabs
24 October 2013

Carlisle Homes - Indiana 35 Tarneit Victoria

Carlisle Homes - Indiana 35 Tarneit Victoria
VIC

I went for our colour browse today and I didn't enjoy it at all! I am hopeless at making any decisions, so for me this was a nightmare! I just…

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NatTabs
Oct 24, 2013 8:42 pm
NatTabs
Konrad
Konrad
24 October 2013

How accurate do plans have to be?

How accurate do plans have to be?
QLD

Thanks everyone. I keep trying to tell our client liason the things that are wrong, I think she is getting annoyed with me but I am not being rude about it - some things…

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Konrad
Oct 24, 2013 5:57 pm
Scott2233
Scott2233
24 October 2013

Category 6 bricks - Porter Davis

Category 6 bricks - Porter Davis

Hellow Everyone, Just join this Forum today and ready to start to build our first home :D We are considering the Waldorf 48 and particular like the Hyde Park Facade…

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Scott2233
Oct 24, 2013 3:55 pm
hawthorne23Hermitage
hawthorne23Hermitage
24 October 2013

Building at The Hermitage with Eden Brae

Building at The Hermitage with Eden Brae
NSW

Thank you CandyApple , we are going for the colourbond roof, and have to pay for some render on the facade, already have the timber and brick, now hoping the colour range…

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hawthorne23Hermitage
Oct 24, 2013 1:42 pm
WizardofOz
WizardofOz
24 October 2013

Those little lights for stairs...?

Those little lights for stairs...?
VIC

We're installing them in the two hallways in the house - three kids and an elderly MIL. Don't have to turn lights on in the middle of the night. We're getting them done…

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WizardofOz
Oct 24, 2013 1:05 pm
WizardofOz
Palladian
Palladian
23 October 2013

PCI handover - advice/tips?

PCI handover - advice/tips?
WA

Hi all, we have our practical completion handover inspection this week. Does anyone have any advice or tips for this meeting? We already have a few things listed that…

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Palladian
Oct 23, 2013 10:59 pm
Palladian
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DreamHome23
Oct 23, 2013 5:57 pm
Merlotguest
Merlotguest
23 October 2013

Advice needed please

Advice needed please
NSW

Hi Wiz thanks so much! I have just had a look thread is awesome! Love your facade! Lol ::

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Merlotguest
Oct 23, 2013 2:46 pm
Merlotguest
Nicci
Nicci
23 October 2013

Heritage park Baldivis

Heritage park Baldivis
WA
1, 2

Very nice plans.. lovely and spacious.. your kitchen will be divine

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Nicci
Oct 23, 2013 10:20 am


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