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The latter ... existing pole but they have dug underground and put a temporary 'thingy' up for the build. As shown in this photo here on the…

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cinder
Mar 15, 2013 3:57 pm
cinder

Good and Bad - I got Occupancy Certificate issued however with Building Order to 1.Fix AJ's, 2.Weep Holes and 3. To get Engineer report that…

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building-expert
Mar 15, 2013 3:45 pm
building-expert
Mclaren
Mclaren
15 March 2013

Building the Monaco by Dechellis

Building the Monaco by Dechellis
SA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi Monaco - you will need your magnifying glass ... we just discovered (after living here for almost 18 months) that the downlights in the two hall niches are not centred…

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Mclaren
Mar 15, 2013 2:10 pm
Mclaren
Olly12
Olly12
15 March 2013

Wanneroo Council

Wanneroo Council
WA

Hi guys I'm building in Catalina On a small block so it has to have planning approval, there telling me 6 weeks worst case has any one gone through the planning approval…

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Olly12
Mar 15, 2013 12:03 pm
Amber40ishau
Amber40ishau
14 March 2013

How big is your backyard

How big is your backyard
VIC
1, 2

Mine is 14m deep x 12m wide. Enuff for me and the dogs[/quote I think you told me that you built with Trubuilt homes? Is that in Arnold Creek? Have…

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Amber40ishau
Mar 14, 2013 5:14 pm
Amber40ishau
lmille32
lmille32
14 March 2013

External louvres/shutters

External louvres/shutters
NSW

Oh ok, fair enough. Unfortunately I don't know of anything but I hope you find something. Otherwise perhaps deciduous vine or a solar pergola for some of the windows? I'm…

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lmille32
Mar 14, 2013 4:15 pm
lmille32
Jm14
Jm14
14 March 2013

Anyone building in arbourlea estate?

Anyone building in arbourlea estate?
QLD

Hi there! We reserved a land in arbourlea, just wondering if anyone here have purchase in the same estate.

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Jm14
Mar 14, 2013 12:38 pm
Mishelby
Mishelby
14 March 2013

Is anyone building in Waterford Estate, Melton?

Is anyone building in Waterford Estate, Melton?
VIC

I am about to commence building with Simonds homes & have my colour selection appointment in a fortnight. I'm a first time builder. Any advice?

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Mishelby
Mar 14, 2013 12:07 pm
dakr
dakr
13 March 2013

Wall panelling supplier and installer

Wall panelling supplier and installer
WA

Hi all, Would anyone know a company that can supply and/or install wall panelling in Perth? I'm trying to achieve the look shown below. It's called wainscoting in…

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dakr
Mar 13, 2013 9:39 pm
forest2012
forest2012
13 March 2013

benchtops???

benchtops???
SA

I don't think it matters if the kitchen has a different bench finish than the bathrooms. Maybe that's because I will have different vanities in each of my bathrooms :) -…

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forest2012
Mar 13, 2013 9:06 pm
tim_k
tim_k
13 March 2013

Big Builder promotions.

Big Builder promotions.
VIC

Xmas seems to be a quiet time from what I've seen- with everyone saving their money.. And sometimes around July - financial year.

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tim_k
Mar 13, 2013 7:56 pm
Nazifibobcat
Nazifibobcat
13 March 2013

Stormwater

Stormwater
SA

I have done drainage in the past here in melbourne, sometimes stormwater gets done before handover... but sometimes we did sewer drains and stormwater at the same time and…

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Nazifibobcat
Mar 13, 2013 7:48 pm
pooks83
pooks83
13 March 2013

Anyone built with Homebuyers Centre (& Resolve) in VIC?

Anyone built with Homebuyers Centre (& Resolve) in VIC?
VIC

Hi davidgraywright, Thanks for your response and I'm sorry to hear your finance fell through. I lodged my loan with Resolve Finance last night so I will find out about…

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pooks83
Mar 13, 2013 7:38 pm
pooks83
Marmalade
Marmalade
13 March 2013

Anyone at Hidden Waters or Sanctuary, Fletcher NSW around?

Anyone at Hidden Waters or Sanctuary, Fletcher NSW around?
NSW

very nice house choice! We're also first time builders like many others on here and have narrowed it down to the EB lawson24 or the Allcastle Neworth Thornton 25 (and are…

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Marmalade
Mar 13, 2013 7:21 pm
bashworth
bashworth
13 March 2013

Lock up to Handover - Homebuyers centre WA

Lock up to Handover - Homebuyers centre WA
WA

I good guide is the house is around half finished at Lock up so double the time from the start on site.

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bashworth
Mar 13, 2013 4:50 pm
bashworth
chripark69
chripark69
13 March 2013

Just bought a block in Baldivis, WA.......................

Just bought a block in Baldivis, WA.......................
WA

Well done, now the fun begins ours is just finished and boy it was a journey lol (bensdad pio)

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chripark69
Mar 13, 2013 2:00 pm
chripark69
the_elliotts
the_elliotts
13 March 2013

Recomendations for PCI inspectors in WA NOR?

Recomendations for PCI inspectors in WA NOR?
WA

Just for anyone else reading this, http://www.prespec.com.au and http://www.homeinspectionsperth.com.au/ are the same company that obviously has more than one website.…

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the_elliotts
Mar 13, 2013 12:30 pm
kid81
kid81
13 March 2013

Timber look/coat garage doors

Timber look/coat garage doors
NSW

B&D have a function on their website that will allow you to search for a retailler/dealer of their product. Call a few and see if they have any in the shop or on display…

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kid81
Mar 13, 2013 10:15 am
MrsCrawz
MrsCrawz
13 March 2013

[MrsCrawz] Building our dream home

[MrsCrawz] Building our dream home
VIC

Thanks heaps guys! We love it too. I just got a call from our builder saying the they have started cutting our block this morning Eeeek! I can't wait to go out there…

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MrsCrawz
Mar 13, 2013 9:31 am
squeak043
squeak043
13 March 2013

Soil Reactivity "M-D" - Site Classification "P"

Soil Reactivity "M-D" - Site Classification "P"
SA

Just a note... Site works ended up coming to just over $15,500. We had allowed $12,500 so it wasn't too bad. Our main issue was a tree next door which was quite tall and…

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squeak043
Mar 13, 2013 8:42 am
1rocky
1rocky
13 March 2013

Please could I have some decision-making help? Thanks! :)

Please could I have some decision-making help? Thanks! :)
WA

we have tiles in the bathrooms and vanities no bath yet being freestanding it will come at a later date. but yesterday we had stairs installed no ore bricks to get to…

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1rocky
Mar 13, 2013 5:46 am
erik
erik
12 March 2013

Do I need a reflux valve on a hobless shower?

Do I need a reflux valve on a hobless shower?
WA

Hi there. Thought that I would say a bit about these things. I think they are more trouble than they are worth. If you consider there are moving parts under your slab,…

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erik
Mar 12, 2013 6:42 pm
Olly12
Olly12
12 March 2013

Planning approval city of Wanneroo Catalina

Planning approval city of Wanneroo Catalina
WA

14 days !! Hope that's the case sounds better than the 6 weeks city of wanneroo told me.

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Olly12
Mar 12, 2013 6:31 pm
mackasmatt
mackasmatt
12 March 2013

Tammin Boral Bricks

Tammin Boral Bricks
WA

Hey Josh, how have you gone with your other decision? We feel like we are done in making our selections, just a few minor things to think about (door colour, roller door…

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mackasmatt
Mar 12, 2013 5:57 pm
1rocky
1rocky
12 March 2013

Lamiex Silk FInish

Lamiex Silk FInish
VIC

the zincworks is really nice and it will go nicely with your splashback and benchtops please post pics when you have finished kitchen would love to see them

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1rocky
Mar 12, 2013 2:05 pm
shakespeare
shakespeare
12 March 2013

shakespeare's build - South Perth WA

shakespeare's build - South Perth WA
WA

Thanks for the info. Sounds like a very good experience so far. Who picked up the "minor issues"? (We may not always be in the country…

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shakespeare
Mar 12, 2013 11:01 am
Melby
Melby
12 March 2013

Off the plan vs House&Land package

Off the plan vs House&Land package
NSW

I'm glad you came back and posted your final decision - we are looking closely at going with Edgewater at the moment, and I'd be really interested in hearing your…

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Melby
Mar 12, 2013 10:39 am
jasons girl
jasons girl
12 March 2013

Block Getting Damaged

Block Getting Damaged
NSW

Just giving an update. I have received an email from council stating that they have been out to the block and recorded the damage and we will not be held responsible for…

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jasons girl
Mar 12, 2013 6:58 am
Gauravarora
Gauravarora
11 March 2013

1.82 Fall on land

1.82 Fall on land
VIC

Thank you all for your replies. really appreciate your responses. I am not very sure about the fall that is it on entire block or just the building pad. But now I have…

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Gauravarora
Mar 11, 2013 8:16 pm
meowsy
meowsy
11 March 2013

Henley Voyager 383- side yard blitz, pics 17/1

Henley Voyager 383- side yard blitz, pics 17/1
VIC
1 ... 50, 51, 52

I really like the bricks, they look fantastic. Just keeping an eye on this thread for when I choose bricks.

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meowsy
Mar 11, 2013 6:26 pm
meowsy
chrip
chrip
11 March 2013

Trying to pick facade mouldings - help with identification

Trying to pick facade mouldings - help with identification
VIC

hi guys I need to pick my facade mouldings for a new house I am building. The house will look something like this in the…

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chrip
Mar 11, 2013 4:27 pm
EmyN
EmyN
11 March 2013

Double storey VS Single Storey house

Double storey VS Single Storey house
1, 2, 3

I love single storeys. For some reason I just really dislike double storeys. My reasoning isn't particularly logical - I hate the looming McMansion look that the vast…

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EmyN
Mar 11, 2013 12:05 pm
EmyN
jasons girl
jasons girl
11 March 2013

Fence / Boundary issue - new build

Fence / Boundary issue - new build
NSW

I would also try to talk to Eden Brae directly. However another option is to contact council. My local council will instruct builders not to use other peoples land if…

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jasons girl
Mar 11, 2013 10:01 am
gpoly
gpoly
11 March 2013

Aircond installation

Aircond installation
NSW

Ok, I just went in and read the state code on this. The nominated distance is 450mm. BUT, there are noise level requirements that must be met. This will vary with each…

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gpoly
Mar 11, 2013 9:49 am
Jen1977
Jen1977
11 March 2013

Exterior colours

Exterior colours
NSW

Being in Newcastle you should have heaps of inspiration as there are many weatherboards around Newcastle. I love the grey and white colour scheme.

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Jen1977
Mar 11, 2013 8:42 am
1rocky
1rocky
11 March 2013

Upslope floor plans and elevations

Upslope floor plans and elevations

my block slopes up fro the road you can check it out on link below we have three levels to the house. a step up from garages to entry then steps to the back of…

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1rocky
Mar 11, 2013 7:49 am
pengruijun
pengruijun
9 March 2013

Soil classification and cost of footings

Soil classification and cost of footings
SA

Hi all, Has anyone built on a block of land that has E-D soil classification and if so how much did your footings end up costing. What would be…

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pengruijun
Mar 09, 2013 10:03 pm
hachy
hachy
9 March 2013

colour selections vouchers, construction services australia

colour selections vouchers, construction services australia
SA

does anyone know much about the use of the vouchers on the back of the colour selections book with construction services australia(hickinbotham and statesman)? do you get…

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hachy
Mar 09, 2013 2:43 pm
hachy
jihaomou
jihaomou
8 March 2013

Desperate even on the first step of house building

Desperate even on the first step of house building
NSW

Rawson refused to do my BIL's duplex, a few years ago before they got so busy. Additionally, not sure if we were talking with the same salesguy…

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jihaomou
Mar 08, 2013 10:08 pm
Davelle
Davelle
8 March 2013

Mount Barker SA

Mount Barker SA
SA

How exciting! :) PM'd you!

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Davelle
Mar 08, 2013 8:01 pm
Davelle
bashworth
bashworth
8 March 2013

Changes to house plan question??

Changes to house plan question??
WA

The earlier you make any changes the cheaper and easier it is likely to be.

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bashworth
Mar 08, 2013 2:56 pm
bashworth
PAB_34
PAB_34
8 March 2013

Simonds Home HIA Contract Alternative2 Progress Payment

Simonds Home HIA Contract Alternative2 Progress Payment
VIC

Really, almost 6 months to respond? Anyway, where to start..... The point I’m trying to…

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PAB_34
Mar 08, 2013 1:12 pm
PAB_34
turtleschell
turtleschell
8 March 2013

Innovative towel rail options?

Innovative towel rail options?
VIC

Wish I'd seen this thread before I requested two towel rings, seeing as there's no space for a towel rail. Probably would have saved $50 getting nothing and finding a rail…

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turtleschell
Mar 08, 2013 12:43 pm
turtleschell
turtleschell
8 March 2013

About to start building and worried about colors

About to start building and worried about colors
VIC

You have so much light brown (which I LOVE by the way) that I think your doors and door frames should be WHITE not wall colour, especially coz you said yourself you like…

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turtleschell
Mar 08, 2013 12:05 am
Bowskie
Bowskie
7 March 2013

Allcastle homes feedbacks

Allcastle homes feedbacks
NSW

They do it differently to most builders and you don't actually sign contracts until after council approval. So basically you go through council and jump through all the…

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Bowskie
Mar 07, 2013 8:53 pm
Mac25
Mac25
7 March 2013

Hartley 341 - Dennis Family Homes (College Views, Bundoora)

Hartley 341 - Dennis Family Homes (College Views, Bundoora)
VIC
1, 2

Thanks, we are now in! We had a few issues but they are happy to resolve, still not happy with a few things so will bring up at 6 month visit.

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Mac25
Mar 07, 2013 11:00 am
1rocky
1rocky
7 March 2013

Need help with deciding on building design?

Need help with deciding on building design?
NSW

for investment i would be going for the 1x3 bed and the 1x2 bed. i feel you will have better rent potential. when renting out you need to look at rent return . also…

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1rocky
Mar 07, 2013 7:14 am
Stormy
Stormy
7 March 2013

Painting the garage floor

Painting the garage floor

No, not really, but it still does…

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Stormy
Mar 07, 2013 6:55 am
Stormy


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