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NEWBIE123
NEWBIE123
25 February 2013

Importing goods from China

Importing goods from China
SA

In our family business we import food etc wholesale from Asia. While it seems very appealing to "simply" import furniture…

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NEWBIE123
Feb 25, 2013 5:04 pm
rosiedc
rosiedc
25 February 2013

Floor tiles - Hollow/Drummy builder won't fix

Floor tiles - Hollow/Drummy builder won't fix
WA

Hi We had the builder supply and install our tiles (Perth Builder), however there were a number of hollow/drummy tiles about 100+ which we found. They said they have been…

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rosiedc
Feb 25, 2013 4:55 pm
feeling9
feeling9
25 February 2013

Do you obtain multiple tenders before building?

Do you obtain multiple tenders before building?
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

This thread is so helpful as I am going through the same process ...

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feeling9
Feb 25, 2013 4:24 pm
atom_ute
atom_ute
25 February 2013

Knock down and re-build... Where do I start?

Knock down and re-build... Where do I start?
VIC

I would also check that you are able to demolish the original residence in the first place. Not always a given that you would be given DA to do so. Depending on the age…

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atom_ute
Feb 25, 2013 2:04 pm
atom_ute
clare-elise
clare-elise
25 February 2013

1st Time Buyer - loan approval issue

1st Time Buyer - loan approval issue
VIC

Hi Marnie, How are you going with the delays? Did you end up purchasing in Stage 17? We've driven up a few time to find no changes as yet. I will be follow up this week…

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clare-elise
Feb 25, 2013 11:43 am
turtleschell
turtleschell
25 February 2013

To Build or Not to Build

To Build or Not to Build
WA

Good luck, 2 days in a row of choices, best pack some energy drinks. Have a real good look at display home pics online to give you an idea of what colours look good, what…

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turtleschell
Feb 24, 2013 11:11 pm
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onc_artisan
Feb 24, 2013 7:13 pm
onc_artisan
sohnaeo
sohnaeo
24 February 2013

A brick conundrum - Anyone used truffle or sorbetto bricks?

A brick conundrum - Anyone used truffle or sorbetto bricks?
NSW

I cant decide which I like better, PGH Sorbetto, or PGH Truffle. I would love it if anyone could share their pics of any build's using…

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sohnaeo
Feb 24, 2013 3:35 pm
JagSRK
JagSRK
24 February 2013

Building in Mernda with Hallbury homes

Building in Mernda with Hallbury homes
VIC

Welcome. One of our close friend is building in renaissance rise as well. Great area. All the best with the build. Did your land settle? My mate he is still waiting for…

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JagSRK
Feb 24, 2013 1:31 pm

this is a pic of how our house is (sorry not very good pic) being 7m it should be ok and remember you…

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1rocky
Feb 23, 2013 12:37 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
22 February 2013

Where would you ideally put North on this floorplan??

Where would you ideally put North on this floorplan??
QLD

^^^ Depends where you live bashworth-that late afternoon sun is really welcome through the western windows in the winter here. :) Relective film blocks that.

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Deemaree
Feb 22, 2013 8:38 pm
Deemaree
Taylor22
Taylor22
22 February 2013

The Two Storey Geelong Build

The Two Storey Geelong Build
VIC

Hi Emily, We haven't heard anything from you in ages. How's things going?

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Taylor22
Feb 22, 2013 8:25 pm
Taylor22
MACCATTACK
MACCATTACK
22 February 2013

Build price on paper vs quote - cairns

Build price on paper vs quote - cairns
QLD
1, 2

I think from here they may have to pier to bedrock or maybe deeper, depends on what the engineer wants I guess.

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MACCATTACK
Feb 22, 2013 2:46 pm
namweng
namweng
22 February 2013

Master Bedroom to rear

Master Bedroom to rear
VIC

You can try Hotondo homes. They can customise their existing plans for you.

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namweng
Feb 22, 2013 12:40 pm
Mali02
Mali02
22 February 2013

Being charged for fixing something that was builders fault

Being charged for fixing something that was builders fault
WA

Oh I'm so relieved. I was all prepared to go gun's blazing when I received an email saying she'd looked into the situation and agreed I will…

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Mali02
Feb 22, 2013 10:04 am
Big Nath
Big Nath
22 February 2013

Evap cooling and Wood Floors - during build or after?

Evap cooling and Wood Floors - during build or after?
VIC

Hey, I cant comment on the pricing - but if you are in WA Id be steering well clear of EVAP....we have it in the place we rent (only 4 yrs…

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Big Nath
Feb 22, 2013 9:58 am
Big Nath
1rocky
1rocky
22 February 2013

Building The Boni (Ross North)

Building The Boni (Ross North)
WA

congrats steph and welcome

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1rocky
Feb 22, 2013 3:52 am
daveinthehills
daveinthehills
21 February 2013

Networking/NBN new build

Networking/NBN new build
VIC

We're in a similar situation - wanting to know how to set up our home for NBN. We're building a 2 story house though, so might prove a little…

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daveinthehills
Feb 21, 2013 9:39 pm
freeshia
freeshia
21 February 2013

Has anyone heard of ECO cottages kit homes?

Has anyone heard of ECO cottages kit homes?
QLD

Has anyone heard of eco cottage kit homes base up on the sunshine coast. As I've been looking into them. and a few others in that budget. I'm starting to find there…

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freeshia
Feb 21, 2013 7:41 pm
freeshia
jkelleher01
jkelleher01
21 February 2013

Project home builders and upgrades

Project home builders and upgrades
NSW

Do not upgrade anything that you do not have to with your builder! As mentioned the builder will always add their margin on top, usually with larger companies 20% It will…

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jkelleher01
Feb 21, 2013 6:40 pm
jkelleher01
jkelleher01
21 February 2013

Moving water meter

Moving water meter
VIC

Unfortunately this is the case, We had (Still do) our water meter installed in front of our door. The cost to move it and the need to mess around with paper work from our…

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jkelleher01
Feb 21, 2013 6:16 pm
mtz08
mtz08
21 February 2013

Questions for people building with Henley?

Questions for people building with Henley?
VIC

Hi Sunnydays, I just checked my color document - it says: Internal Paint Selection-Internal woodwork-Woodwork(Skirting&Architraves) - Finish: Dulux Professional High…

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mtz08
Feb 21, 2013 6:16 pm
tangle88
tangle88
21 February 2013

Roof solar power system install Help!

Roof solar power system install Help!
NSW

Not sure of your location - but in QLD you are limited to a 5kW inverter. As such it doesn't make sense to install that many extra panels as…

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tangle88
Feb 21, 2013 3:54 pm
bashworth
bashworth
21 February 2013

Is it worthwhile to do Construction stage reports?

Is it worthwhile to do Construction stage reports?
NSW

The sooner you identify any defects the easier it is to fix. I checked my builds at least weekly and contacted the site supervisor immediatly with my concerns.

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bashworth
Feb 21, 2013 3:39 pm
bashworth
WildwoodDream
WildwoodDream
21 February 2013

Broadway, APG, Next residential, lifestyle, switch, any good

Broadway, APG, Next residential, lifestyle, switch, any good
WA

Hi there! We have just started the process with Redink Homes and like the guys above, we have had the most brilliant experience so far!!! Just take your time and you will…

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WildwoodDream
Feb 21, 2013 3:13 pm
Nicci
Nicci
21 February 2013

Building a new house - need a recommendation on builder

Building a new house - need a recommendation on builder
WA

Hi Monstar, congrats and welcome! I have previously built with homebuyers and they were great and the house was excellent.. we are currently building with homegroupwa and…

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Nicci
Feb 21, 2013 10:15 am
veseli
veseli
20 February 2013

Building Certifier

Building Certifier
NSW

You need a building consultant, not certifier, building certifier or private certifier approves development applications, and construction certificates, building…

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veseli
Feb 20, 2013 10:17 pm
veseli
veseli
20 February 2013

Bearers and Joist Vs Slab costs

Bearers and Joist Vs Slab costs
NSW

Bearers & Joists are cheaper, but for project builder is easier to do slab, less trades and much stronger house. End of the day you will pay for it. If you have a flat…

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veseli
Feb 20, 2013 10:03 pm
kjw7
kjw7
20 February 2013

Our first Home - Deck has been stained ! *pics*

Our first Home - Deck has been stained ! *pics*
VIC
1 ... 28, 29, 30

Decking does look amazing but it is hard work and very high maintenance. While I love the look of it, I'm not sure we'd do it again actually. Unless we could afford to pay…

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kjw7
Feb 20, 2013 9:01 pm
doohan777
doohan777
20 February 2013

Can Anyone recommend an Arborist in Sydney?

Can Anyone recommend an Arborist in Sydney?
NSW

hi Guys Can't find an appropriate place to put this up, so I have decided this may be the best place for it! I'm looking for a solid arborist who is not afraid to…

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doohan777
Feb 20, 2013 4:10 am

Being so neutral, surfmist will go with just about anything. I'm thinking surfmist roof, woodland grey facia and gutters, with russet red bricks (midland brick) and…

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lowerchittering
Feb 19, 2013 11:23 pm
oneness
oneness
19 February 2013

URGENT exterior cornice or beading issue needs resolving

URGENT exterior cornice or beading issue needs resolving
WA

Hah thanks Marmalade...so thats the point now then...we paid for cornice...i wonder what difference if any cost there would be between the beading stuff and the original…

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oneness
Feb 19, 2013 9:22 pm
installation inspector
installation inspector
19 February 2013

Builder deliberate damage to footpath

Builder deliberate damage to footpath
NSW

The clause (the way you have quoted it) refers specifically to the footpath crossing which is the access to the site for the contractor. The…

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installation inspector
Feb 19, 2013 8:35 pm
installation inspector
Shahin A
Shahin A
19 February 2013

Villa Builders

Villa Builders
NSW

Hi Guys, Is anyone able to recommend well priced Villa Builders in the Newcastle Area? I have a 3 dwelling site (1 x 3 bedder and 2 x 2 Bedders). Regards Shahin

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Shahin A
Feb 19, 2013 5:58 pm
dragonchild
dragonchild
19 February 2013

Yet another fencing etiquette question

Yet another fencing etiquette question
VIC

Ugh. If the fence ends up too low, that will cause more hassles so I would dig my heels in and say flatly that I will not agree to a fence height less than it should be…

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dragonchild
Feb 19, 2013 3:53 pm
dragonchild
Swing2012
Swing2012
19 February 2013

Knock down rebuild - St George area

Knock down rebuild - St George area
NSW
1, 2

Thanks for dropping by Our Forever Home! I haven't updated my thread for a while too! Yeah, the Christmas and New Year break doesn't do too much help for our build too! I…

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Swing2012
Feb 19, 2013 2:12 pm
grom40
grom40
19 February 2013

Window help- double hung or wind type

Window help- double hung or wind type
NSW

Nice diagram lol The flyscreen frame has a cut out in it which sits over the top of the winding mechanism (the metal bit from which the winding handle protrudes) - hard to…

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grom40
Feb 19, 2013 11:57 am
grom40
Mikey_Harrison
Mikey_Harrison
19 February 2013

Recommendations pls ?? Fencing in western suburbs, Melbourne

Recommendations pls ?? Fencing in western suburbs, Melbourne
VIC

I also agree about the previous post on Jim's Fencing. We emailed them initially for the quote and eventually got one back, but then were unable…

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Mikey_Harrison
Feb 19, 2013 9:43 am
Mikey_Harrison
mtz08
mtz08
19 February 2013

Site Costs in Allura Truganina

Site Costs in Allura Truganina
VIC

Hi av31, Has your land titled yet? If your land has titled and you can get a fixed site cost, from Henley you will get 16k. In my case, my land hasnt titled and I build…

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mtz08
Feb 19, 2013 9:19 am
doohan777
doohan777
19 February 2013

Zac Homes - Any Feedback?

Zac Homes - Any Feedback?
NSW

Dear All I would be interested to find out more about Zac Homes, given that I cannot find much on them on the internet... Any feedback/ideas/experiences (good and bad!)…

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doohan777
Feb 19, 2013 12:12 am
belandchris
belandchris
18 February 2013

Where to try and save???

Where to try and save???
VIC

Roof sarking - From what I know it has to be put under the roof tiles/colorbond roof just prior to the roof tiles/colorbond going on and can't be done after... correct me…

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belandchris
Feb 18, 2013 10:15 pm
1sttimebuilding2012
1sttimebuilding2012
18 February 2013

Staged inspection recommendations

Staged inspection recommendations
WA

We're having inspections just before lock up and Pci. The one before lock up will be able to inspect frames, bricks, and some of the internals before linings commence.…

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1sttimebuilding2012
Feb 18, 2013 10:07 pm
jennifer80
jennifer80
18 February 2013

Footings Cost H2-D Preliminary Soil Report

Footings Cost H2-D Preliminary Soil Report
SA

Hi Robinred, I have a separate thread that I have created, check my signature below. I don't have any images posted because they are all on my phone. When I get time to…

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jennifer80
Feb 18, 2013 10:02 pm
jennifer80
ebanster
ebanster
18 February 2013

Building with MIRVAC - GLENFIELD - Panorama Vista Estate

Building with MIRVAC - GLENFIELD - Panorama Vista Estate
NSW

Hi glenn, my wife fell in love with the crawford unit as well. care to share some photos?

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ebanster
Feb 18, 2013 7:06 pm
ebanster
mtz08
mtz08
18 February 2013

Untitled land issue - site cost

Untitled land issue - site cost
VIC

Hi ftdt7882, Thanks for your reply. I think we would also postpone the contract. It does feel uncomfortable to sign a contract with outstanding/provisional items. Good…

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mtz08
Feb 18, 2013 6:17 pm
alli
alli
18 February 2013

First time builder - Vogue, Casaview, Other? HELP!

First time builder - Vogue, Casaview, Other? HELP!
NSW

Hi alli I'm also building in east village spring farm and building with nu era with a complete lock up package including blinds landscaping…

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alli
Feb 18, 2013 5:05 pm
namweng
namweng
18 February 2013

What is the 'real' cost of a new build with home builders ..

What is the 'real' cost of a new build with home builders ..
NSW
1, 2

100k + sounds very reasonable to me. It also depends on how big your house is. The base price for our house was around $300,000 and all upgrades ended up costing…

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namweng
Feb 18, 2013 3:53 pm
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Nic_s
Feb 18, 2013 7:00 am
Marmalade
Marmalade
17 February 2013

Eden Brae vs Allcastle Homes (Building in Kellyville Ridge)

Eden Brae vs Allcastle Homes (Building in Kellyville Ridge)
NSW
1, 2

How do you know these particular owners aren't suffering problems with bank payments, or some other financial woe? It may be due to a variety of setbacks, blaming the…

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Marmalade
Feb 17, 2013 9:46 pm


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