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marcoakis
marcoakis
1 August 2013

Anyone has built with Hallbury homes?

Anyone has built with Hallbury homes?
VIC

PD called us yesterday and they're not willing to make the changes we've requested. Using Sandringham 38 as a baseline, we wanted to remove the bedroom 4 that sits on top…

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marcoakis
Aug 01, 2013 10:37 am
marcoakis
marcoakis
marcoakis
1 August 2013

Porter Davis - Heavily upgraded home; Prestige or Lifestyle?

Porter Davis - Heavily upgraded home; Prestige or Lifestyle?
VIC

Thanks for your input guys. I agree with you both... I don't really care if it's prestige, lifestyle or access... at the end of the day I'll make lots of upgrades…

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marcoakis
Aug 01, 2013 10:33 am
marcoakis
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JazzyJess
Aug 01, 2013 1:34 am
Vundaful!
Vundaful!
31 July 2013

Vundaful's House - Front Garden Update May 2011

Vundaful's House - Front Garden Update May 2011
WA
1 ... 39, 40, 41

No problems, and welcome to the neighbourhood! It's a great place if I do say so :)

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Vundaful!
Aug 01, 2013 12:24 am
Vundaful!
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SaveH2O
Jul 31, 2013 7:15 pm
SaveH2O
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
31 July 2013

Council asset protection permit-demolition

Council asset protection permit-demolition
VIC

You may also need a Dilapidation Survey. A Dilapidation Survey is the detailing of pre-existing defects in houses directly next to your build, before construction…

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zeitgeber
Jul 31, 2013 6:52 pm
zeitgeber
comfortablywacky
comfortablywacky
31 July 2013

Anyone building with MainVue Homes in SA?

Anyone building with MainVue Homes in SA?
SA

Hi Beck75, hows your build coming along? I suppose now that MV has closed shop in Adelaide, you'll would have a one of a kind project builder house in Adelaide!

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comfortablywacky
Jul 31, 2013 5:02 pm
comfortablywacky
singhk
singhk
31 July 2013

Staged inspections Henley house

Staged inspections Henley house
VIC

Hi Bashworth, I just got the Pre-plaster inspection done from Budget reports, in his report he did not find anything that builder needs to fix. Is that possible? I could…

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singhk
Jul 31, 2013 4:20 pm
tezzab
tezzab
31 July 2013

Rapidwall

Rapidwall
SA

I would firstly find out if there are any Authorised Installers in your area. As a prospective Owner Builder, they refused to sell direct, due to the specialised…

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tezzab
Jul 31, 2013 3:53 pm
tezzab
staceyd
staceyd
31 July 2013

****** ****** and more ******.. bad start to a new home

****** ****** and more ******.. bad start to a new home
NSW

We've tried to get as much as we can in writing instead of going in person or speaking over the phone. We're still sorting through a bunch of crap though so I totally…

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staceyd
Jul 31, 2013 3:05 pm

Earthwork Contractors

Earthwork Contractors
WA

You could try Rob from Fern Earthmoving P/L at 0418170990, get him give you a quote. See how you go. Good luck.

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3D Designer-Builder
Jul 31, 2013 2:30 pm
Barnseee
Barnseee
31 July 2013

Garage doors - Minimum clearance

Garage doors - Minimum clearance
SA

Im building with lorimer, which they have advised me with the panel door i only have 80mm on one side. So they have installed 120mm jams which look crap and will cause me…

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Barnseee
Jul 31, 2013 1:25 pm
mimi23
mimi23
31 July 2013

Zero Lot Garage Wall Weep Holes

Zero Lot Garage Wall Weep Holes
VIC

We're also in Vic and finished our build in September last year with garage on the boundary and we have weep holes. Our neighbour on the other side of us built with a…

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mimi23
Jul 31, 2013 11:57 am
mimi23
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1rocky
Jul 31, 2013 8:44 am
robbie55
robbie55
30 July 2013

Neighbours refusing to talk to us about fencing

Neighbours refusing to talk to us about fencing
NSW
1, 2

Best of luck - hope it all works out. Let us know the eventual outcome.

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robbie55
Jul 30, 2013 7:59 pm
robbie55
tsmith
tsmith
30 July 2013

choosing a builder

choosing a builder
WA

I am thinking of building the Easton, it fits perfectly on my 12 metre by 30 block I can live without a home theatre, what are your thoughts on this design?

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tsmith
Jul 30, 2013 5:56 pm
Metroid
Metroid
30 July 2013

Community Infrastructure levy payment

Community Infrastructure levy payment
VIC

Same thing in Baw Baw. Our contract did state that Fairhaven are responsible for all permit application fees but any outstanding fees of development, such as DCL fees etc…

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Metroid
Jul 30, 2013 4:27 pm
Forg
Forg
30 July 2013

Beams

Beams
WA

Adding to what The How To Studio said, what's used in your home also depends on the builder & what they're used to. One builder we spoke to swore by "manufactured wood"…

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Forg
Jul 30, 2013 9:45 am
Miss G
Miss G
29 July 2013

Building with Rawdon Hill in the Meridian Estate - Dandenong

Building with Rawdon Hill in the Meridian Estate - Dandenong
VIC

Hi impish73. The holdup wasnt Rawdon Hill. It was our developers. They took so long to approve plans that by the time it came around we had to re-do valuations etc. We…

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Miss G
Jul 29, 2013 4:27 pm
navarch
navarch
29 July 2013

gypsum ceiling installed before metal roof is installed

gypsum ceiling installed before metal roof is installed
WA

Intrestingly I had this question as well.. Our eaves and garage are nominated to be hardieflex material which are weather resistant etc.. But I have seen builders…

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navarch
Jul 29, 2013 4:14 pm
navarch
felicity01
felicity01
29 July 2013

Building house on the boundary

Building house on the boundary
VIC
1, 2

Our builder did similar things, claimed we couldn't do things then I came on this forum after signing the contract to see other people building the same house plan wtih…

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felicity01
Jul 29, 2013 11:35 am
felicity01
abusymum
abusymum
29 July 2013

Anyone else building in Bridge Inn Rise?

Anyone else building in Bridge Inn Rise?
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hope you are settling in, and finished unpacking all the the moving boxes now. I think we still have a couple of boxes hiding in the garage. ;-) I have just written to the…

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abusymum
Jul 29, 2013 11:32 am
MrsT12
MrsT12
29 July 2013

Fencing recs, north melb suburbs or central vic?

Fencing recs, north melb suburbs or central vic?
VIC

Title is pretty self explanatory! It's time for us to get some fencing quotes so was hoping people could recommend who they used - I havent had to organise fencing before…

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MrsT12
Jul 29, 2013 11:31 am
MrsT12

I checked our new home today due to be completed in August. The bottom 1-2 rows around the house are starting to appear green and it looks like mortar in places is almost…

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mazstar1980
Jul 29, 2013 12:39 am
Alana
Alana
28 July 2013

Building in Gledswood Hills

Building in Gledswood Hills
NSW

Hi Shelley Ann, We have bought in Gledswood Hills too. Our land is in Chisholm's Corner. :D Looks like we will be neighbours :: Alana

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Alana
Jul 28, 2013 6:27 pm
curlytop
curlytop
28 July 2013

External Colour Selection help

External Colour Selection help
NSW

Thanks d@n for the comment. You've just confirmed what I was thinking. We have decided on a red front door to match the garage which will be the coaba coloured in the…

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curlytop
Jul 28, 2013 4:34 am
building-expert
building-expert
27 July 2013

Builder threatened to terminate our contract!!!

Builder threatened to terminate our contract!!!
WA

Neither of you can terminate the contract legally unless it is for a substantial breach and then only if proper procedure is followed. Builder does not have to give you…

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building-expert
Jul 27, 2013 7:43 pm
building-expert
Phil & Bel
Phil & Bel
26 July 2013

Which Custom Home Builder - The Ponds

Which Custom Home Builder - The Ponds
NSW

Hi All We Built a 400 sq metre full custom home and pool with Modernview Home at The Ponds. Modernview were great all round. Check out our blog, or call me on 0419297996,…

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Phil & Bel
Jul 26, 2013 10:36 pm
Phil & Bel
ColinP
ColinP
26 July 2013

House Colours

House Colours
QLD

Hi....We are looking at building the Eclipse with the Lennox Facade as well. Have you finished your's and is it possible to se a photo of the finished home?

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ColinP
Jul 26, 2013 10:33 pm
Tezzle
Tezzle
26 July 2013

Building Ultimate St.Marks with Homebuyers in West Byford

Building Ultimate St.Marks with Homebuyers in West Byford
WA

Hey Taffy_C We're building the Ultimate St Marks in Baldivis - our pad is due to go down in a couple of weeks! Check out our blog, and bug me for ideas if ya want, I'll…

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Tezzle
Jul 26, 2013 9:23 pm
Tezzle
JacquiH01
JacquiH01
26 July 2013

Willaston at Blakeview SA

Willaston at Blakeview SA
SA

Thanks - have heard lots about yours too! Have a great night guys! :wink:

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JacquiH01
Jul 26, 2013 5:28 pm
Onewheel
Onewheel
26 July 2013

Building works next door encroaching onto our land

Building works next door encroaching onto our land
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

That's great to hear everything has been sorted out by Eden Brae. Hope the move goes well. Shame you have more dramas ahead with the other neighbour, hope it also works…

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Onewheel
Jul 26, 2013 4:25 pm

Please recommend me a good concretor for slabs in Melbourne

Please recommend me a good concretor for slabs in Melbourne
VIC

I used Ken from K.A.&S.J.Coleman, his work is ok. But he is very busy, not sure if you can book him in. His email address is : coleman48@hotkey.net.au Good luck

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3D Designer-Builder
Jul 26, 2013 4:08 pm

another fencing question

another fencing question
SA

My experience is you install fences and driveways after completion of building the house. Driveways are easy to get damaged by trucks during construction. Driveways and…

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3D Designer-Builder
Jul 26, 2013 4:03 pm
Michael Dalgleish
Michael Dalgleish
26 July 2013

Drop in level for bathroom & laundry for floor waste?

Drop in level for bathroom & laundry for floor waste?
VIC

Hi Melbbuild, First of all are you having a poly-marble shower base? Because if you are having a tiled recess shower you only need one floor waste in the bathroom. The…

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Michael Dalgleish
Jul 26, 2013 12:18 pm

hi guys I'm in the process of trying to pick a render colour(s) for my house. You will see a couple of photos of it below. The feature brick wall in the middle is a…

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chrip
Jul 25, 2013 11:41 pm
fmac
fmac
25 July 2013

Please share fencing cost - Colourbond 1.8m Perth

Please share fencing cost - Colourbond 1.8m Perth
WA

I'd be interested. Our best quote was $75/m including drilling into retaining...

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fmac
Jul 25, 2013 11:02 pm
daniedean
daniedean
25 July 2013

Resolve Finance

Resolve Finance
VIC

We are looking into the $3000 deposit with homebuyers center through resolve finance and were wondering if anyone could give us a rundown of how it works? Google isn't…

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daniedean
Jul 25, 2013 7:32 pm
maximus
maximus
25 July 2013

Waffle pod slabs

Waffle pod slabs
VIC

Hi just wanted some info on these slabs. They concern me a bit but hey I'm no engineer. I can see how the foam won't break down or could even be…

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maximus
Jul 25, 2013 7:09 pm
maximus
CrazyEagle
CrazyEagle
25 July 2013

CrazyEagle's Lightsview Build - 1 week until completion!

CrazyEagle's Lightsview Build - 1 week until completion!
SA
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Hey Juski, sorry I didn't see this message! It's been fairly good so far but taking a while to really settling in due to a busy time at work, uni exams, going overseas…

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CrazyEagle
Jul 25, 2013 6:42 pm
CrazyEagle
mpp
mpp
25 July 2013

Site costs for 1.5m - 2m fall

Site costs for 1.5m - 2m fall
VIC

We are looking at a block of land which has about 3.7m fall , I am budgeting around 50k for site costs.Have a meeting with the builder on Saturday. Does anyone has any…

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mpp
Jul 25, 2013 2:00 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
25 July 2013

Building with Rendition

Building with Rendition
SA
1, 2

....Rendition have 2 new houses just opened in Seaford. They are basic and the Family home…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Jul 25, 2013 1:27 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
Michael Dalgleish
Michael Dalgleish
25 July 2013

House building designer / architect recommendations

House building designer / architect recommendations
VIC

Hi Dejainc, I don’t know anything about RTF or MHA but I believe the following is a must when starting to build your new home: 1. Design in 3D, it gives you a great…

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Michael Dalgleish
Jul 25, 2013 1:26 pm
captainb
captainb
25 July 2013

Site works - how wet is too wet?

Site works - how wet is too wet?
VIC

Thanks Avalanche, guess we'll just have to wait for it to dry out, the builder has said the main problem at the moment is its too wet to get a digger in to do the drains,…

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captainb
Jul 25, 2013 11:18 am
cinder
cinder
25 July 2013

1.6m fall. split-level or cut-and-fill? Help me!

1.6m fall. split-level or cut-and-fill? Help me!
ACT

Also, and sorry if this was mentioned but I couldn't see it - do you have any views? It may be worth building the house up if so as to get the most out of the view. If not…

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cinder
Jul 25, 2013 10:59 am
cinder
daveinthehills
daveinthehills
25 July 2013

Help with Master Bed Layout

Help with Master Bed Layout
WA

hello ;) its a Ross North house, the photos are of the display in alkimos which is called "The Alkimos". The plan I posted is "The Shorehaven"…

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daveinthehills
Jul 25, 2013 9:01 am
serapis
serapis
25 July 2013

experiences with insullinving, bondor?

experiences with insullinving, bondor?
QLD

found the company Australian Modular Homes PTY ltd. working with insulliving / bondor material, anyone here can give me advise in regards to Bondor /…

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serapis
Jul 25, 2013 8:55 am
kittyranch
kittyranch
25 July 2013

Anyone Building in Honeywood Estate, Wandi WA?

Anyone Building in Honeywood Estate, Wandi WA?
WA

Not building in Honeywood but our home is displayed there :) We are building the Switch Homes Wandi display with a few bits added on. The area is lovely.

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kittyranch
Jul 25, 2013 1:54 am


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