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crispie
crispie
3 May 2013

Bamboo flooring?? Krakatoa?

Bamboo flooring?? Krakatoa?
QLD

I am curious stemin, did you go with Krakatoa? I have been talking to them and received a sample and it seems good. How do you tell what is good though?

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crispie
May 03, 2013 11:41 am
housebythewater
housebythewater
3 May 2013

Cladding colour - quick help needed

Cladding colour - quick help needed
NSW

That is a tricky one. I don't know what to suggest. You could have a play on colourbond's visualiser and see what you like best. You can find a house of similar style…

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housebythewater
May 03, 2013 11:09 am
housebythewater
coolm
coolm
3 May 2013

Building at Golden Grove - The Settlement

Building at Golden Grove - The Settlement
SA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Oh no :).. They'll soon learn a new fight path I'm sure :)

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coolm
May 03, 2013 11:01 am
coolm
R35FORME
R35FORME
3 May 2013

Please recommand a retaining wall builder in Adelaide

Please recommand a retaining wall builder in Adelaide
SA

heya bud could i get details of your contact aswell, just hunting down engineers for a couple retaining walls to be built in Hewett

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R35FORME
May 03, 2013 10:29 am
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steph85
May 03, 2013 6:52 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
2 May 2013

I think I need to break up with my builder :(

I think I need to break up with my builder :(
VIC
1, 2

Hi Stacyd, They may know because you would have provided them with the location of the plot you are building on and in order to obtain approval your plans would be filed…

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AussieMark
May 02, 2013 10:28 pm

What to do with large hallway space...extra storage or...?

What to do with large hallway space...extra storage or...?
QLD

I like the idea of putting the buffet there - you don't want to end up going to cramped by putting extra walls in IMO. I was thinking on the back of the wardrobe of bed 2,…

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Wellard2ndTimers
May 02, 2013 9:48 pm
Jen1977
Jen1977
2 May 2013

Do you use your theatre?

Do you use your theatre?
WA

I also do a lot of sewing and want to be able to have the sewing machine permanently set up and I need to be able to store all my stuff somewhere…

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Jen1977
May 02, 2013 8:05 pm
Althom
Althom
2 May 2013

2 Storey Perth

2 Storey Perth
WA

Thanks all, looks like at least another 2-3 months then.

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Althom
May 02, 2013 5:33 pm
Althom
BB13
BB13
2 May 2013

Somerfield Estate - Fencing

Somerfield Estate - Fencing
VIC

Hi BB13 If you have Chapel road running behind you doesnt Somerfield do the fencing like they did for the people in Stage 1E whose property backed…

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BB13
May 02, 2013 1:46 pm
fiona231
fiona231
2 May 2013

Are building inspectors worth the money?

Are building inspectors worth the money?
WA

Depends on how 'major' you think your problems might be. Remember - building inspectors earn most of their regular income from builders. If you are thinking major…

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fiona231
May 02, 2013 12:40 pm
RJMcGray
RJMcGray
2 May 2013

Wisdom Upgrade Costs?

Wisdom Upgrade Costs?
NSW

Hi MR2 - great post, and thanks to those who have contributed. Very informative as far as getting a general idea in your head as to what the "must haves" are going to cost…

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RJMcGray
May 02, 2013 5:18 am
takatam
takatam
2 May 2013

PCI Checklist

PCI Checklist
WA

Hi Dave, that's what I wanted to do, not sure it worked. I've changed the rights now, should be editable by anyone who has the link.

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takatam
May 02, 2013 2:31 am
gotemcovered74
gotemcovered74
2 May 2013

total frame homes

total frame homes
WA

Anyone build with them? And positive / negative feedback? We are going with the 3x2 queenslander on stilts. Thanks

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gotemcovered74
May 02, 2013 1:15 am
gotemcovered74
gotemcovered74
2 May 2013

roleystone site costs / total frame home

roleystone site costs / total frame home
WA

We have decided to build an all timber home on stilts with total frame homes. We are looking for blocks currently but i have no idea what to allow for site costs. Stumps…

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gotemcovered74
May 02, 2013 1:13 am
ezm
ezm
1 May 2013

Allworth home - encore 3

Allworth home - encore 3
NSW

Is there any one here building with Allworths Home? We're looking at their ENCORE 3 model. Thanks

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ezm
May 01, 2013 9:32 pm
Col88
Col88
1 May 2013

Building Issues- Leave it or Fix it?

Building Issues- Leave it or Fix it?
WA

the way i see it is that you paid for certain things that they have not delivered.. if they arent going to fix them then ask for reinbursement for the issues could be a compromise

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Col88
May 01, 2013 8:53 pm
1rocky
1rocky
1 May 2013

Patio - in QLD: can we get away with not having one?

Patio - in QLD: can we get away with not having one?
QLD

i use to upload photos it is called tinypic and i find it very easy to use this is how to Click on the Browse button and select your image from the correct folder on your…

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1rocky
May 01, 2013 6:57 pm
Nickleglen
Nickleglen
1 May 2013

How much rain is ok when pouring a slab?

How much rain is ok when pouring a slab?
VIC

Our slab was poured today and its been raining. Can anyone tell me about what's ok and what's not as I'm worrying (i worry about everything!). How long til the slab is…

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Nickleglen
May 01, 2013 5:54 pm
Nickleglen
pbista
pbista
1 May 2013

Building in Perth- please comment on your experience

Building in Perth- please comment on your experience
WA

Hi Guys I have recently bought a block at the Quartz release at Emerald Park and waiting for the title and looking for a builder too. I am sure all of you guys have…

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pbista
May 01, 2013 4:47 pm
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
1 May 2013

stupid question

stupid question
SA

We got to point out where to put them at the pre-start meeting.

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MalinViktoria
May 01, 2013 4:05 pm
MalinViktoria
Moderntreehouse
Moderntreehouse
1 May 2013

Building in Cornubia QLD- The start

Building in Cornubia QLD- The start
QLD

Hello HomeOne friends! Where to start?!? Hmm.... Well, My husband and I just sold our first home that we built together 4 years ago and we are super excited, because we…

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Moderntreehouse
May 01, 2013 2:24 pm
snowing
snowing
1 May 2013

Builders margin

Builders margin

It's ok. At least at some stage someone will ask the same question. :)

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snowing
May 01, 2013 1:21 pm
Jm14
Jm14
1 May 2013

Advise please.... building with henley Problem...

Advise please.... building with henley Problem...
VIC

Hi aston boy, thanks for the reply... Nope were not on a bushfire area, thanks goodness... Saves me a few thousands of$. We didnt asked to extend the slab. We will see…

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Jm14
May 01, 2013 12:25 pm

Buying unregistered (Pre DA) in kellyville Ridge

Buying unregistered (Pre DA) in kellyville Ridge
NSW

Thank you cyclosarin for your reply. It is a house and land package but the builder does not own the land. The land is owned by a private developer who has some kind of…

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Nabrolkellyville
May 01, 2013 10:28 am
K4neX
K4neX
1 May 2013

Cranbourne - Bushfire Zone

Cranbourne - Bushfire Zone
VIC

I am still looking at different estates. However, I found the map tool from the vic government and it looks like most parts of Cranbourne are not in the bush fire zone anymore.

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K4neX
May 01, 2013 8:36 am
paulw11
paulw11
1 May 2013

Bamboo flooring - which way to lay?

Bamboo flooring - which way to lay?
WA

In our last house we had a floating floor (not bamboo) and it was OK but it did creak a little in areas where there was a large expanse of floor. When we built our new…

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paulw11
May 01, 2013 7:41 am
1rocky
1rocky
1 May 2013

Building @ Madeley (WA) with RedInk

Building @ Madeley (WA) with RedInk
WA

all the best for handover and congrats you are so close now

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1rocky
May 01, 2013 4:20 am

Piara Waters, Harrisdale or Wellard, WA

Piara Waters, Harrisdale or Wellard, WA
WA

I'm wondering what you know about Leda Primary. Good, Bad, Terrible? We're at a state school now and are really happy. If you don't recommend…

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Wellard2ndTimers
May 01, 2013 1:46 am
blacklab
blacklab
30 April 2013

Worried about our slab :-( - With Photo's

Worried about our slab :-( - With Photo's
SA

Hey guys, Just thought i would let you know that i emailed the construction manager with photos over the weekend and they replied today stating what they believed caused…

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blacklab
Apr 30, 2013 11:36 pm
fmac
fmac
30 April 2013

Exterior Colour Schemes using Colorbond Monument

Exterior Colour Schemes using Colorbond Monument
WA

It isn't my house!! Twice the size of ours. It is an Aussie display in alkimos. Pretty sure the garage is jarrah. I think the roof tiles are stella but i could be…

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fmac
Apr 30, 2013 11:31 pm
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LittleWing
Apr 30, 2013 7:38 pm
LittleWing
Balified
Balified
30 April 2013

The Chesterfield at Oran Park

The Chesterfield at Oran Park
NSW

Hi mzrex, We're building the Chesterfield Grande' Elite in the Vermont Estate, Pitt Town. We hope to be approved this week. Our cost came back at just under $400k, but…

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Balified
Apr 30, 2013 7:34 pm
Balified
shopgirl
shopgirl
30 April 2013

Allcastle Homes

Allcastle Homes
NSW

Tile is supplied by beautiful tiles

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shopgirl
Apr 30, 2013 3:00 pm
Ariosto
Ariosto
30 April 2013

House of Wisdom at Stonecutters Ridge

House of Wisdom at Stonecutters Ridge
NSW
1, 2

I knew about council and water rates , but I missed the point about the interest on the drawdown with the mortgage. Makes it tough if you are renting like we do then have…

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Ariosto
Apr 30, 2013 12:53 pm
Ariosto
LittleWing
LittleWing
29 April 2013

What are my rights?

What are my rights?
VIC

I know exactly what you mean, every step is so stressful. The developers are usually pretty good about honouring their incentives despite…

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LittleWing
Apr 29, 2013 10:06 pm
LittleWing
daveinthehills
daveinthehills
29 April 2013

NBN ... Confused

NBN ... Confused
NSW
1, 2

Yeah opticomm includes free to air, but you are locked into them as a retailer. NBN is wholesale, so you need a retailer that offers IPTV. some already do, but not the…

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daveinthehills
Apr 29, 2013 7:46 pm
bashworth
bashworth
29 April 2013

Non-starter?

Non-starter?
QLD

It would appear so - $4211 included on the quote for "reinforced concrete slab with FFL to Engineers's detail for Soil Classification…

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bashworth
Apr 29, 2013 5:01 pm
bashworth
nervousdude
nervousdude
29 April 2013

Baulkham Hills Council Approval Period

Baulkham Hills Council Approval Period
NSW

Thanks @daveinthehills, our approval finally came throug and yes the council was sitting on for about 3 months. I don't know why BW went to council instead of CDC, after…

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nervousdude
Apr 29, 2013 3:48 pm
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JB1
Apr 29, 2013 1:20 pm
nugget
nugget
28 April 2013

My Masterton Nightmare

My Masterton Nightmare
NSW

Paulevan,i know how you feel as we have also had major issues with this builder,the people that they send out to fix anything end up making things worse as M just want to…

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nugget
Apr 28, 2013 9:23 pm
ktktq3
ktktq3
28 April 2013

Building contract

Building contract
VIC

We recently asked for a copy of a preliminary contract when we signed with Celebrations they did not supply us with a copy until i asked for it about 8 weeks after they…

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ktktq3
Apr 28, 2013 7:02 pm
hampy87
hampy87
28 April 2013

Anyone building at Mt Holden, Sunbury VIC?

Anyone building at Mt Holden, Sunbury VIC?
VIC

Sorry to bring up the old thread, but after over two and half years of waiting titles have been released for Stage Two building to commence in mid May.

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hampy87
Apr 28, 2013 6:43 pm
_lucinda
_lucinda
28 April 2013

Selections Choices - Are you bound to what's in the book?

Selections Choices - Are you bound to what's in the book?
SA
1, 2

You'd think they'd have their own colours in the gold range but c'est la vie. Thanks for the luck, hachy, I think I'm going to need it.

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_lucinda
Apr 28, 2013 4:08 pm
_lucinda
JJJ000
JJJ000
28 April 2013

New home contract arrangements to save money

New home contract arrangements to save money
QLD

Hi all, So I want to build a new home with a builder acting as a construction manager and basically working on a schedule of rates as per chain 3 in the attached document…

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JJJ000
Apr 28, 2013 1:24 pm
Lourance
Lourance
27 April 2013

Building Contract Information guide

Building Contract Information guide
VIC

Just worth a read for people about to sign up for a new home and some things to consider about the contract (its in contract form but has some nice info in it). link to…

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Lourance
Apr 27, 2013 2:28 pm
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navs
Apr 27, 2013 1:09 pm
rex777
rex777
27 April 2013

Roofing - which way to go?

Roofing - which way to go?
ACT

I'm going against the flow here and say tiles. I have lived in a house with a metal roof and when it rained, you couldn't have a conversation or watch tv - and we had…

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rex777
Apr 27, 2013 12:06 pm
rex777


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