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rex777
rex777
24 July 2013

Timeframe after pre-start?

Timeframe after pre-start?
WA

Thanks katt. I like seeing timelines like yours. Nice detailed ones. Our redink build 17/11/12 Prelim Agreement 18/2/13 Prestart 9/5/13 Siteworks 21/5/13 Slab 22/7/13…

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rex777
Jul 24, 2013 7:01 pm
rex777
animal
animal
24 July 2013

Best and Cheapest Driveway concreter

Best and Cheapest Driveway concreter
NSW

Quality Speed Price Choose two out of three that matter the most, you aren't going to get all three. I'd just look for someone that has been in business for a lot of…

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animal
Jul 24, 2013 6:05 pm
TinaG
TinaG
24 July 2013

Tas & Sim's Home (WA; 6171)

Tas & Sim's Home (WA; 6171)
WA
1, 2, 3

looks lovely, I really like your colour choices

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TinaG
Jul 24, 2013 4:49 pm
Metroid
Metroid
24 July 2013

Concrete Apron on Angled Slope

Concrete Apron on Angled Slope
VIC

Can you throw up your siteplan? May be easier to put all the pieces together!

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Metroid
Jul 24, 2013 3:45 pm
NewToHomeBuilder
NewToHomeBuilder
24 July 2013

Excess soil removal Adelaide Hills - Statesman/Hickinbotham

Excess soil removal Adelaide Hills - Statesman/Hickinbotham
SA

Hi, I had the same experience where I cancelled a contract with Statesman because of higher costs every time and then in the end much over allowance for both footing and…

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NewToHomeBuilder
Jul 24, 2013 2:27 pm
NewToHomeBuilder
nickvee
nickvee
24 July 2013

Show me your bricks and facades

Show me your bricks and facades
VIC

Check out page 8 of my thread about half way done is our picture of our facade/bricks :)

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nickvee
Jul 24, 2013 2:11 pm
nickvee
Chris Ladd
Chris Ladd
24 July 2013

Entrance door frames

Entrance door frames
VIC

HI Melbbuild In my experience the window company will supply the door frames with the windows. This is the best option as the frames will then match the profile / style…

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Chris Ladd
Jul 24, 2013 1:55 pm
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hocm
Jul 24, 2013 11:59 am
jatin120
jatin120
23 July 2013

Porter Davis or Carlisle Homes - Melbourne

Porter Davis or Carlisle Homes - Melbourne
VIC
1, 2

i had a quote from both of them.Pd is costly but happy to do some change with charge while carlise have a better promotion at the moment but saying no to increase width…

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jatin120
Jul 23, 2013 11:51 pm
Team Metricon
Team Metricon
23 July 2013

Recommendations for well priced builders

Recommendations for well priced builders
SA

Hello to the Metricon contributor, Can I ask if you do any 5 bedroom designs? I have searched your site and not found any but it's an option…

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Team Metricon
Jul 23, 2013 10:34 pm
Team Metricon
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
23 July 2013

love thy neighbor - parapet wall

love thy neighbor - parapet wall
WA

Does your council have any solar access rules? I don't know if it makes a whole lotta difference though if you've built so close to the north boundary. :(

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JazzyJess
Jul 23, 2013 10:32 pm
Team Metricon
Team Metricon
23 July 2013

Trying to see a Metricon Denver 43

Trying to see a Metricon Denver 43
VIC

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…

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Team Metricon
Jul 23, 2013 10:13 pm
Team Metricon
fmac
fmac
23 July 2013

First time builder in Burns Beach

First time builder in Burns Beach
WA

Looks good, have commented on ensuite layout. I'm sure there is a reason for having the multiple doors into the bathroom but how practical would it actually be in terms…

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fmac
Jul 23, 2013 9:01 pm
mirz
mirz
23 July 2013

Highlands Estate Craigieburn

Highlands Estate Craigieburn
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Its good to be part of highland community. Our block will be titled next month (hopefully).

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mirz
Jul 23, 2013 5:58 pm
mirz
Building in the G
Building in the G
23 July 2013

Telstra phone connection

Telstra phone connection
WA

I have just rung iinet and realized we can get them to connect it for us (they organize for someone from Telstra to go out and do it). We just assumed that Telstra had to…

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Building in the G
Jul 23, 2013 5:48 pm
Di Nosaur
Di Nosaur
22 July 2013

Perth Builders

Perth Builders
WA

I have Pmed you with my recommendation as to who NOT to build with :'(

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Di Nosaur
Jul 22, 2013 8:58 pm
Alexyeo
Alexyeo
22 July 2013

Incorrect elevation render used!

Incorrect elevation render used!
WA

My builder has applied the incorrect colour render to my house. They have said they will paint over it with new texture and that it will be fine, but I am concerned about…

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Alexyeo
Jul 22, 2013 8:45 pm
kristofw
kristofw
22 July 2013

Climbing a Tall Mountain

Climbing a Tall Mountain
WA

Hi Chris, I know this is a really old post, I am just hoping you are still part of this forum and you can tell me if you are happy with your…

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kristofw
Jul 22, 2013 12:19 pm
kristofw
Building Newbie
Building Newbie
22 July 2013

Building Timeframe

Building Timeframe
QLD

I am in country Vic :) I have everything crossed we will be in this week as I cannot wait. The builders said that for every 30 houses there is generally one that goes up…

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Building Newbie
Jul 22, 2013 11:31 am
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 9:52 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 10:29 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 8:22 pm
building-expert
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bashworth
Jul 21, 2013 6:41 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 5:14 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 9:47 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 11:00 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 1:23 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 11:34 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 11:52 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 9:51 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 5:43 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 7:27 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 11:38 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 11:11 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 10:57 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 10:40 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 1:55 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 1:37 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 1:01 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 12:53 pm
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 12:50 pm
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 17, 2013 12:19 am
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 8:09 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 5:29 pm


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