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dse
dse
13 September 2013

Advise on zero lot adjoining walls

Advise on zero lot adjoining walls
WA

Thanks R34! Any neighbour disputes during construction? Did u observe any changes to wall as there wont be enough sun light to take the moisture off between the…

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dse
Sep 13, 2013 3:25 pm
dotgif
dotgif
12 September 2013

How long is the lock up stage?

How long is the lock up stage?
NSW

BTW - I think your's is essentially the same as ours. So far we're pretty happy with Clarendon. Few hiccups during DRP submission and then clear…

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dotgif
Sep 12, 2013 7:41 pm
dotgif
firsthome2
firsthome2
12 September 2013

KDRB (KnockDownRebuild) On My Exiting Place

KDRB (KnockDownRebuild) On My Exiting Place
NSW
1, 2

Have you selected a builder? How is it going?

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firsthome2
Sep 12, 2013 5:51 pm
PAB_34
PAB_34
12 September 2013

Building a 2 storey house - no air conditioning downstairs

Building a 2 storey house - no air conditioning downstairs
NSW

Not impossible but very difficult. The designer of the house will have to design in all the…

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PAB_34
Sep 12, 2013 4:09 pm
PAB_34
charlie23
charlie23
12 September 2013

Mat & Jens Port Stephens Rawson Bld- Fit Off!

Mat & Jens Port Stephens Rawson Bld- Fit Off!
NSW
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Thanks Jen. I checked out the Blog, I am glad that you are in but Grr about the mortar issues! House is looking great :)

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charlie23
Sep 12, 2013 3:35 pm
charlie23
wfry
wfry
12 September 2013

Affordable Living - Perth - North of River

Affordable Living - Perth - North of River
WA

I am building in the new part of Banksia Grove and can say that it is full of very nice young couples and families. Quite different from the older part. Not a classy…

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wfry
Sep 12, 2013 3:24 pm
wfry
mikeydg411
mikeydg411
12 September 2013

Building in Lightsview

Building in Lightsview
SA

Hi i live in a 6m terrace and my rates were about $1000 the first year and now have dropped to $700! make sure you notified council when your slab has been poured as they…

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mikeydg411
Sep 12, 2013 3:21 pm
MadamImAdam
MadamImAdam
12 September 2013

Bal report/ bushfire report

Bal report/ bushfire report
NSW

From memory if you want to apply through CDC, you need an official certificate. You can do a self assessment for a DA, but that's no guarantee they wont conduct their own…

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MadamImAdam
Sep 12, 2013 7:56 am
momomo
momomo
11 September 2013

101 Residential ~ we've been podded!!

101 Residential ~ we've been podded!!
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hey Bridget :) Do you have any updated pics? :D

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momomo
Sep 11, 2013 4:40 pm
momomo
kittyranch
kittyranch
11 September 2013

Whats the problem with a light coloured roof - eg surfmist?

Whats the problem with a light coloured roof - eg surfmist?
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

We have gone for Jasper colorbond. It is nor too dark. The roof has extra insulation and sarking, the windows have smart glass and we have positioned the house off on an…

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kittyranch
Sep 11, 2013 3:58 pm
Plodge
Plodge
11 September 2013

Building in Bedfordale, WA - Earthworks query - help!

Building in Bedfordale, WA - Earthworks query - help!
WA

we were recommended to sue NLG or I think Moles, but NLG came up most often. We had to have a soil report done....but I forget what the class was as we just the drawings…

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Plodge
Sep 11, 2013 12:33 am
Plodge
Plodge
11 September 2013

building in bedfordale- Premiere homes- draft plan

building in bedfordale- Premiere homes- draft plan
WA

so we signed the drawings and contract, getting quotes on blackbutt timber flooring but I might look at timber look tiles also. amazed at how hard it is to get quotes for…

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Plodge
Sep 11, 2013 12:29 am
suzieq
suzieq
10 September 2013

Building with 101 Residential

Building with 101 Residential
WA

So how is it all going. I Have built with these guys and had nothing but problems. Any luck with getting the costs sorted?

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suzieq
Sep 10, 2013 9:27 pm
sanjeeva
sanjeeva
10 September 2013

H Class Slab at Spring Farm (First timers!)

H Class Slab at Spring Farm (First timers!)
NSW

Hi ellenandmatt Our Builder (Cosmopolitan homes) included H class slab as standard back in 2009. EB and Masterton Homes included only M class slabs and charged extra for…

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sanjeeva
Sep 10, 2013 3:20 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
10 September 2013

Deposit Now and Hold Price/Promotions or Wait?

Deposit Now and Hold Price/Promotions or Wait?

Prices do rise - and will if the economy starts to move. But - as said - they usually ring you and start to pressure a bit - ie "Prices go up next week - at the end of…

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Saint Mike
Sep 10, 2013 8:28 am
Saint Mike
Harmax
Harmax
9 September 2013

Recommended custom builder in St George area?

Recommended custom builder in St George area?
NSW

Hi - we are looking to do a full back living area / kitchen reno. Would be grateful if you could also PM details !

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Harmax
Sep 09, 2013 4:10 pm
Dukecaddy
Dukecaddy
9 September 2013

Living in shed on 5 acre block Oakford

Living in shed on 5 acre block Oakford
WA

When I was a kid my parents were building on 5 acres in Jandakot. We all stayed in a caravan on site and set up the large shed as a "living room". Half the shed was…

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Dukecaddy
Sep 09, 2013 1:50 pm
Dukecaddy
tasha_is_clueless
tasha_is_clueless
9 September 2013

New silk finish on laminex cupboards

New silk finish on laminex cupboards
WA

We have silk finish in polar white. I can see finger marks on the pantry. The rest of our kitchen is draws and I don't notice the marks on them, it…

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tasha_is_clueless
Sep 09, 2013 1:04 pm
MadamImAdam
MadamImAdam
9 September 2013

New Double Storey house next door, rescode help!

New Double Storey house next door, rescode help!
VIC

I'm a fan of NSW's CDC system. If the build meets strict standards and guidelines - they don't need to consult any neighbors. If they want to 'push the boundaries' (lol)…

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MadamImAdam
Sep 09, 2013 9:19 am

I've also just discovered the Skitch app - great for markup of images and PDFs. It works alongside Evernote ( can save to Evernote ). You need an Evernote premium account…

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maximus
Sep 08, 2013 11:34 am
maximus
Crazyk
Crazyk
8 September 2013

Evolving the Henley Voyager 383

Evolving the Henley Voyager 383
VIC

Hi, Thanks for the great post. We are also thinking of building the voyager and can't get to look at any of the displays any longer because they have obsoleted them but…

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Crazyk
Sep 08, 2013 10:01 am
Crazyk
outbackwill
outbackwill
7 September 2013

Mirror or vinyl sliding wardrobe doors?

Mirror or vinyl sliding wardrobe doors?
WA
1, 2

Hi Felicity, have you considered a mix of both mirror and vinyl? Look here for example: http://www.bbkslidingdoors.com.au/sliding-door-builder/ I think it offers a nice…

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outbackwill
Sep 07, 2013 12:31 am
fancy pants
fancy pants
6 September 2013

Delays in Aveley??

Delays in Aveley??
WA

Hi FutureAveleyResident! I don't really have anything to offer in terms of advice as our experience with getting a permit was very swift, both on behalf of our builder…

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fancy pants
Sep 06, 2013 10:29 pm
fancy pants
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
6 September 2013

Jemena Underground Power

Jemena Underground Power
VIC

Hi All, We have just received our quote to get an underground power pit installed, and am quite shocked at the price after reading what others…

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Bluesuede
Sep 06, 2013 2:49 pm
Bluesuede
Ari
Ari
6 September 2013

Regarding Bulkheads to overhead cupboards

Regarding Bulkheads to overhead cupboards

They haven't painted above the cupboards but have everywhere else which is interesting. At least the painters realise the bulkhead isn't there

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Ari
Sep 06, 2013 7:19 am
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claypot
Sep 06, 2013 12:21 am
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Ari
Sep 05, 2013 8:53 pm
stewart_88
stewart_88
5 September 2013

Brookleigh East Estate

Brookleigh East Estate
WA

Signed PPA with New Generation Homes.

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stewart_88
Sep 05, 2013 5:50 pm
robbie55
robbie55
5 September 2013

Window sizing and codes

Window sizing and codes
NSW

Looking at some drawings the sales guy has done prior to tender next week and just trying to get a handle on these codes. We have ASW0626 which I am assuming to mean…

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robbie55
Sep 05, 2013 5:01 pm
robbie55
AKPow
AKPow
5 September 2013

General Byford Site Works Costs (Redgum Brook specifically)

General Byford Site Works Costs (Redgum Brook specifically)
WA

Thanks both. We have had the sand classed as C1 and as work has began, its not deemed as a provisional sum any longer. It still feels mighty pricey though as I'm sure that…

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AKPow
Sep 05, 2013 3:46 pm
hunk_ktm
hunk_ktm
5 September 2013

Concrete Roof Tiles on Steel Frames

Concrete Roof Tiles on Steel Frames
QLD

Hi Harry ... Where are you building @ in Augustine Heights? How is your build going?

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hunk_ktm
Sep 05, 2013 3:17 pm
ShdowKat
ShdowKat
5 September 2013

New Home 6months maintenance period

New Home 6months maintenance period
WA

I'd get them out to fix it straight away! We had a leak in our garage a couple months after handover, it wasn't even that bad, but we still called them and they sent…

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ShdowKat
Sep 05, 2013 2:11 pm
ShdowKat
pzzldmind
pzzldmind
5 September 2013

Wow!Homes

Wow!Homes
WA

My cousin is currently building with wow.. shes getting a slab next month and only signed up in May.. she has nothing but good things to say about…

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pzzldmind
Sep 05, 2013 12:33 pm
pzzldmind
dreamhan
dreamhan
5 September 2013

Building again (NOR WA) - Choosing a builder..

Building again (NOR WA) - Choosing a builder..
WA

Still no closer to making a decision and now feeling like we have been looking at too many! N*tional have had such a great promo on and we really love one of their designs…

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dreamhan
Sep 05, 2013 12:31 pm
dreamhan

Problem solved emailed builder and we are changing the glass canopy rangehood back to a slide out rangehood with built in cupboards (stainless steel edge) It was what we…

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butterbing
Sep 05, 2013 12:28 pm
butterbing
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earthairfire
Sep 04, 2013 7:37 pm
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megz1
Sep 04, 2013 3:52 pm
Construct Australia
Construct Australia
4 September 2013

QLD/ Gold Coast builders - advice or reviews please

QLD/ Gold Coast builders - advice or reviews please
QLD

I would recommend contacting Integrity New Homes based out of Kingscliff. They read like a project builder but do mainly custom and have all designers engineers etc…

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Construct Australia
Sep 04, 2013 2:33 pm
blackenator
blackenator
4 September 2013

Recommendations

Recommendations
NSW

With a relatively small block of land like that I would have thought double storey would be better so you're not building to boundaries and able to…

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blackenator
Sep 04, 2013 12:17 pm
blackenator
ttts862
ttts862
4 September 2013

Building house on rocky land

Building house on rocky land
NSW

Thanks for the info guys, now I have some idea of what kind of buffer range I should allow for removing the rock.

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ttts862
Sep 04, 2013 11:42 am
Cameron32
Cameron32
3 September 2013

Building at Bardia

Building at Bardia
NSW

No worries, see you there

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Cameron32
Sep 03, 2013 10:24 pm
Cameron32
GillyM
GillyM
3 September 2013

BRICKS & MORTAR QUESTION.....

BRICKS & MORTAR QUESTION.....
NSW

yeah, pgh recommended off white too. We only thought of the colour matched option when we saw it on a display home. Thought it was worth having, but we're quite ok with…

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GillyM
Sep 03, 2013 8:08 pm
GillyM
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
3 September 2013

Did you upgrade internal doors?? Advice on honeycomb/solid?

Did you upgrade internal doors?? Advice on honeycomb/solid?
QLD

We upgraded all our internal doors for exactly the same reason. We wanted a quiet house, and put sound batts in all internal walls, so without changing internal doors to…

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OurLindrum52
Sep 03, 2013 6:29 pm
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LeanneR
Sep 03, 2013 6:08 pm
LeanneR
Azzachazza
Azzachazza
3 September 2013

New home price

New home price
NSW

Thanks for the quick replies :) Sorry, in my haste I forgot to mentioning i was looking to build in the Oran park/ Gregory hills area. Hoping to actually take advantage of…

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Azzachazza
Sep 03, 2013 4:04 pm
Azzachazza
R34
R34
3 September 2013

6 Star WA-Who pays

6 Star WA-Who pays
WA

Thanks for the advice everyone My block is a cottage block with rear lane access. The garage faces north so orientation is not good. With all cavities and ceilings…

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R34
Sep 03, 2013 2:36 pm
Metroid
Metroid
3 September 2013

Builder delay. What should I do?

Builder delay. What should I do?
VIC

Are you actually past the penalty day though? Even though he told you 3 weeks a number of times, that doesnt mean he has gone over the contracted agreement... So for…

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Metroid
Sep 03, 2013 2:03 pm
allydynamites
allydynamites
3 September 2013

Small builders

Small builders
VIC

my land is in mt eliza,vic :)

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allydynamites
Sep 03, 2013 11:54 am


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