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arayasam
arayasam
20 April 2013

First Payment - HELP

First Payment - HELP
WA

sorry for late reply, i was away for a week. Well its bit of a story... I sent email on Saturday 6th that there was no slab Monday 8th April i get a phone call from…

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arayasam
Apr 20, 2013 3:20 pm
Lourance
Lourance
20 April 2013

How long does it take for plans and permits?

How long does it take for plans and permits?
VIC

My Time line for custom build was Contract Signed : 23/05/12 Colour Section : 13/06/12 Finance Approval : 28/06/12 Prestart : 10/07/12 Building Permit : 05/08/12

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Lourance
Apr 20, 2013 12:26 pm
Lourance
Lourance
20 April 2013

Evaporative cooling after the build

Evaporative cooling after the build
VIC

We checkout a lot of brands went to display home to hear them operate and ended up going with a Coolbreeze system QAD195 13kw with 8 outlets (195 sq.m area). Total cost…

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697
Lourance
Apr 20, 2013 12:13 pm
PS_Sirocco7
PS_Sirocco7
20 April 2013

Masterton Sirocco 7- We got the keys - woohoo!!(Pics galore)

Masterton Sirocco 7- We got the keys - woohoo!!(Pics galore)
NSW
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Thanks. Your house is coming along nicely too and I also like your front door ;)

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PS_Sirocco7
Apr 20, 2013 11:16 am
PS_Sirocco7
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
20 April 2013

Meaning of fireseal

Meaning of fireseal
WA

A fire seal prevents a fire from transferring to another building. The fire seal will be rated to a period of time. 30 minutes up to a number of hours. The period of time…

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onc_artisan
Apr 20, 2013 6:21 am
onc_artisan
elastic
elastic
19 April 2013

alfresco to side or back

alfresco to side or back

thanks for taking the time to reply for the considerate answers, I will talk to the hubby

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elastic
Apr 19, 2013 8:36 pm
1rocky
1rocky
19 April 2013

Our South Coast Custom Build

Our South Coast Custom Build
NSW

conslabulations now it can really power along

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1rocky
Apr 19, 2013 7:22 pm
ktotherose
ktotherose
19 April 2013

Custom build - what's my next step? So many questions!

Custom build - what's my next step? So many questions!
NSW

How are you guys getting on with you Flame Zone build? I am also building custom flame zone so let me know if i can help. Although I am in Vic. Not sure where you are but…

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ktotherose
Apr 19, 2013 3:17 pm
housebythewater
housebythewater
19 April 2013

Private building inspector - how often, at what stage?

Private building inspector - how often, at what stage?
NSW

I'm interested in the answers to this question too, but for a double story home. Thanks.

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housebythewater
Apr 19, 2013 2:14 pm
housebythewater
namweng
namweng
19 April 2013

Walk-In Robe: Carpet or Tile?

Walk-In Robe: Carpet or Tile?
NSW

We have floor boards but If I had to choose between tile and carpet... then it would be carpet.

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namweng
Apr 19, 2013 1:18 pm
_lucinda
_lucinda
19 April 2013

building in country south australia??

building in country south australia??
SA

Hi Dani7070, whereabouts are you planning to build? Do you already have your land?

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_lucinda
Apr 19, 2013 11:41 am
_lucinda
Robbie1950
Robbie1950
19 April 2013

Insulation/soundproofing between floors

Insulation/soundproofing between floors
NSW

Whats the difference with insulation in the roof or first floor e joists? There is none! Who ever installs your insulation generally leaves a space around every downlight…

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Robbie1950
Apr 19, 2013 10:07 am
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
18 April 2013

Demolish rebuild Monaco Nouveau Q1 Mk 2 with Henley

Demolish rebuild Monaco Nouveau Q1 Mk 2 with Henley
VIC

Seems a little odd - we're doing a knock down rebuild but I didn't move out and demolish until AFTER I'd signed the contract. I wasn't about to knock it down and have some…

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Bluesuede
Apr 18, 2013 10:39 pm
Bluesuede
akashra
akashra
18 April 2013

Tile

Tile
QLD

I've just purchased the timber-look tiles to be used on my front portico/entryway, and think they look fantastic. I would love to have them installed indoors too, but…

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akashra
Apr 18, 2013 12:21 pm
dvestate
dvestate
18 April 2013

dvestate's Build - Blog updated :)

dvestate's Build - Blog updated :)
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Allworth maintenance Supervisor is coming out Tuesday 23rd to assess what needs to be done under our list and the trades required.....

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dvestate
Apr 18, 2013 11:38 am
Lurgen
Lurgen
18 April 2013

PD Drysdal 28

PD Drysdal 28
VIC

I'm building a Drysdale 30, and avoided downlighting. Not a huge fan of the heat generated by the things, the gaps they require in the roof insulation, and the crazy price…

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Lurgen
Apr 18, 2013 10:12 am
Lurgen
Lourance
Lourance
18 April 2013

Tiling question - anyone?

Tiling question - anyone?
WA

Anything custom ie outside of what the builder supplies normally they will charge at a premium, It all comes down to your negotiating skills and with that what is agreed…

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Lourance
Apr 18, 2013 6:50 am
Lourance
Lourance
18 April 2013

How many pendants over kitchen island bench

How many pendants over kitchen island bench
WA

Our bench is 4mtrs long and found 3 is also fine. The one in your photo looks to be around 4-5mtrs long..

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Lourance
Apr 18, 2013 6:25 am
Mali02
Mali02
17 April 2013

House siting question...

House siting question...
VIC

Hi ftdt, I noticed that you also have a block of land in Cloverlea Estate. How did your Soil Test come back - our block has less than a 300mm fall…

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Mali02
Apr 17, 2013 2:52 pm
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
17 April 2013

Garage Skirting Board query

Garage Skirting Board query
NSW

Regardless of what height they do it, that looks absolutely abysmal and I'd be making them redo it to a consistent height above slab level.

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Bluesuede
Apr 17, 2013 10:09 am
Bluesuede
Jen1977
Jen1977
17 April 2013

Fibreglass pool query in Sydney

Fibreglass pool query in Sydney
NSW

We used Bermuda Pools. They are in Lake Macquarie, but they will supply the pool shell and give you details of people that will install them for you. We found them really…

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Jen1977
Apr 17, 2013 9:46 am
ktktq3
ktktq3
16 April 2013

how do they calculate the land size for a lot

how do they calculate the land size for a lot
WA

Where the design guidelines state that a house is required to be set back x metres from the street it refers to set back from the street…

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ktktq3
Apr 16, 2013 9:09 pm
meowsy
meowsy
16 April 2013

Windows in West direction

Windows in West direction
VIC

I like to have the garage abutting the boundary, partly because I have a cat I want to keep contained with an enclosure, but I guess having most of the room on one side…

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meowsy
Apr 16, 2013 4:45 pm
meowsy
judder
judder
16 April 2013

Internal Bathroom - Poor Ventilaition, no window acces

Internal Bathroom - Poor Ventilaition, no window acces
VIC

Hi All, Was wondering if anyone can help or shed some light onto this solution?…

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judder
Apr 16, 2013 4:28 pm
mesophyte
mesophyte
16 April 2013

Physical service connection costs

Physical service connection costs
VIC

Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, but couldn't find the info. What would be the approximate costs of connecting underground services…

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mesophyte
Apr 16, 2013 12:27 pm
johnlong
johnlong
16 April 2013

Building a NBG Macquarie in Cascades on Clyde SLABBED!!!

Building a NBG Macquarie in Cascades on Clyde SLABBED!!!
VIC
1, 2

Hi, I believe melbourne water can provide those details to you. I remember bankwest home insurance wouldnt cover us back in dec 2011, due to the 1 in 100 year flood…

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johnlong
Apr 16, 2013 9:42 am
Mclaren
Mclaren
16 April 2013

HELP! Toilet too close to dining?

HELP! Toilet too close to dining?
WA

Thank you everyone for your replies! I feel a lot better about the plan now because I don't think we are able to change it. I think we might…

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Mclaren
Apr 16, 2013 9:30 am
Mclaren
jodge
jodge
15 April 2013

New house, old furniture

New house, old furniture
NSW

Hello! I found this thread on google and was going to tell you about another thread where they painted furniture with the Zinnser BIN and then acrylic paint. . .but here…

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jodge
Apr 15, 2013 9:44 pm
jodge
SarieM
SarieM
15 April 2013

Building our new home among the gumtrees

Building our new home among the gumtrees
WA
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Hows it going LTD? Would love to see some more pics of your fabulous new furnished home!

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SarieM
Apr 15, 2013 4:00 pm
Ca6leguy
Ca6leguy
15 April 2013

Did you use an independant Building Inspector?

Did you use an independant Building Inspector?
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Any recommendation for one in Sydney North, North West area?

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Ca6leguy
Apr 15, 2013 12:52 pm
ponglong
ponglong
15 April 2013

[Vic|West] Buy now or save? TRUGANINA

[Vic|West] Buy now or save? TRUGANINA
VIC

- I think that there are still opportunities to purchase established houses in Tarneit, Wyndham Vale, Truganina and Derrimut. With a…

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ponglong
Apr 15, 2013 11:35 am
cyclosarin
cyclosarin
15 April 2013

Is 1.6 m cut/ 1.6m fill a lot??

Is 1.6 m cut/ 1.6m fill a lot??
QLD

Most builders have a 3m limit and won't touch anything over that. It will cost you a lot in site costs, you may want to look at a split-level home. You also need to check…

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cyclosarin
Apr 15, 2013 10:37 am
sbryzak
sbryzak
15 April 2013

Treated timber for roof

Treated timber for roof
WA

According to the Hyne web site, cutting the timber doesn't reduce the effectiveness of the termite treatment. I'm not sure about the battens, although I have never seen…

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sbryzak
Apr 15, 2013 6:54 am
tmc575
tmc575
15 April 2013

Private certifier

Private certifier
ACT

we are using Capital Certifiers

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tmc575
Apr 15, 2013 1:24 am
ktktq3
ktktq3
14 April 2013

siteworks classification M and Footing Detail C10

siteworks classification M and Footing Detail C10
WA

update down to 58k now. engineer detail alone is 43k. *sigh*

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ktktq3
Apr 14, 2013 6:45 pm
jorditzu9
jorditzu9
14 April 2013

Fencing issue - neighbour refusing to pay.

Fencing issue - neighbour refusing to pay.
QLD

When my partner built her first home the only cost shared was with one neighbour due to having same builder so they gave her half the credit. No one had built behind her…

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jorditzu9
Apr 14, 2013 6:04 pm
jorditzu9
left in the dark
left in the dark
14 April 2013

Building with Rivergum constructions

Building with Rivergum constructions
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

If you are thinking of building with Rivergum Constructions talk to me first. There was constant work for the first 4 months which took the build up till Xmas 2012 then…

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left in the dark
Apr 14, 2013 5:43 pm
rex777
rex777
14 April 2013

MILLIPEDE problem!!

MILLIPEDE problem!!
WA

Well I'm glad I know now what they actually are called. They are bloody everywhere. Half my porch ceiling is covered with them. Thank goodness they are harmless. We see…

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rex777
Apr 14, 2013 10:09 am
rex777
manven
manven
13 April 2013

Bought a subdivided land without driveway/street access

Bought a subdivided land without driveway/street access
NSW

We recently bought a subdivided land (kuringai council) This lot was subdivided back in 1950s. My certifier says he cant approve through CDC as there is no…

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manven
Apr 13, 2013 11:35 am
mangos
mangos
13 April 2013

builders in melb recs

builders in melb recs
VIC

Hi Everyone Looking for a small volume builder that will build in north/western suburbs (Sunbury) thats also does custom designs. We are looking at a block with a 5m…

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mangos
Apr 13, 2013 9:21 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
13 April 2013

supervision fee

supervision fee
WA

I know the air con people have been out to my site about three times. That's three times your ss has to come to your site when he…

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ECOECO
Apr 13, 2013 8:20 am
ECOECO
1sttimebuilding2012
1sttimebuilding2012
12 April 2013

Basic Question about Tenders

Basic Question about Tenders
NSW

No, I wish I only had to pay 5% until keys are handed over. You have progressive payments which you draw done on your construction loan... Slab, frames, bricks, at the…

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1sttimebuilding2012
Apr 12, 2013 10:46 pm
blacklab
blacklab
12 April 2013

Slab a little off

Slab a little off
SA

Cheers guys i will keep an eye on it and see what they do.

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blacklab
Apr 12, 2013 10:15 pm
leighton
leighton
12 April 2013

Cheapest Home Builders in Geelong/Melbourne Area?

Cheapest Home Builders in Geelong/Melbourne Area?
VIC

some may dispute it, but a 10 sq imperial home is likely to cost the builder $100,000.There may be an economy of scale but it does't operate well at the 10 sq level. cheers

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leighton
Apr 12, 2013 10:05 pm
leighton
Tippy Toes
Tippy Toes
12 April 2013

Help with colours Ironstone roof & Anotec Dark Grey windows

Help with colours Ironstone roof & Anotec Dark Grey windows
WA

Hi, The builder should be able to provide you with colour samples or the companies that you have picked the product from. That would be the way I would go. Good luck…

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Tippy Toes
Apr 12, 2013 1:30 pm
Tippy Toes


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