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WildwoodDream
WildwoodDream
7 February 2013

Anyone building in Carramar (wa)

Anyone building in Carramar (wa)
WA

Hi guys, we have also just bought a block in Wildwood Estate! Building the Pacific with Redink Homes :)

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WildwoodDream
Feb 07, 2013 10:45 pm
fmac
fmac
7 February 2013

Temporary Accommodation

Temporary Accommodation
NSW

Sounds like a good plan! I hope you manage to find something that will suit you and your family till your lucky enough to move into your home :)

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fmac
Feb 07, 2013 7:03 pm
ugbug
ugbug
7 February 2013

Henley Homes Category 1 Bricks

Henley Homes Category 1 Bricks
VIC

Thanks. We have decided to cool off with the purchase, still deciding which builder to go with and which house plan to choose for a small 10.5m…

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ugbug
Feb 07, 2013 2:27 pm
ugbug
itzeddie
itzeddie
7 February 2013

Shorehaven Alkimos or Alkimos Beach - Help Please!

Shorehaven Alkimos or Alkimos Beach - Help Please!
WA

Also Alkimos Beach has a massive waste water treatment plan as part of the area that they are currently selling, that could have an effect on values?

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itzeddie
Feb 07, 2013 2:03 pm
itzeddie
gpoly
gpoly
7 February 2013

Practical Completion Soon. Stacker Slider concerns

Practical Completion Soon. Stacker Slider concerns
NSW

I'm nearing practical completion on my new home (about 4 weeks away). I have hired a building inspector for the various stages of the build and obviously he will be with…

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gpoly
Feb 07, 2013 1:56 pm
doubletoplei
doubletoplei
7 February 2013

Discussion on Entry passage width for narrow lots

Discussion on Entry passage width for narrow lots
VIC

Perhaps I can help illustrate with photos? The Met. sales staff explained the philosophy behind how they design their homes, which actually made…

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doubletoplei
Feb 07, 2013 11:43 am
kexkez
kexkez
6 February 2013

Where in n loving it,but heaps to do!!

Where in n loving it,but heaps to do!!
WA
1 ... 74, 75, 76

Hey KA glad you are settling in. What a crock.. having no lines, no decent net etc. Am going to have to go back through your pages and look at some picts of your house…

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kexkez
Feb 06, 2013 9:13 am
kexkez
elle
elle
5 February 2013

How do you know if you house is big enough!?

How do you know if you house is big enough!?
WA
1, 2

We are building on 5 acres so no need to worry about space to fit! I couldnt agree more! If you go back through my posts I have mentioned the bench in the kitchen that…

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elle
Feb 05, 2013 4:20 pm
wokwon
wokwon
5 February 2013

Off-brand light switch and powerpoint covers

Off-brand light switch and powerpoint covers
QLD

wokwon: If the grid is screwed down to the wall too tight, the grid distorts therefore the faceplate doesn't sit right. Thanks,…

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wokwon
Feb 05, 2013 1:26 pm
catjim
catjim
5 February 2013

How much power for Air-con is enough?

How much power for Air-con is enough?
NSW

Ours is the very biggest you can get for single phase power. You would need to speak to a professional for advice.

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catjim
Feb 05, 2013 11:59 am
bbuilder2012
bbuilder2012
5 February 2013

APG Yangebup APG build - PCI done, keys in 2 weeks!! Excitin

APG Yangebup APG build - PCI done, keys in 2 weeks!! Excitin
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Very true Treesea! PCI went really well, we had a heap of relatively minor stuff to be done and our SS was more than happy to get them all fixed. Looks like we'll be…

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bbuilder2012
Feb 05, 2013 9:22 am
mtz08
mtz08
5 February 2013

Stepdown to Garage - What are your opinions

Stepdown to Garage - What are your opinions
VIC

By the way, today I had a discussion with Big Kev about the stepdown to garage. He said he thinks that garage without stepdown is not ideal because…

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mtz08
Feb 05, 2013 8:22 am
Lilac
Lilac
5 February 2013

who pays road permit bond?

who pays road permit bond?
NSW

Yes, we paid ours too and hopefully will also get it back once completed.

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Lilac
Feb 05, 2013 8:03 am
mpt
mpt
4 February 2013

Cladding (weatherboard look)

Cladding (weatherboard look)
WA

Sorry Tash..another question for you...whats the name of the lining product you've used on the entrance? Looks fantastic! MJ

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mpt
Feb 04, 2013 5:03 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
4 February 2013

House framing, the lost art of setting out!

House framing, the lost art of setting out!
VIC

No, drawing a line on an image does not change the perspective with which it was taken through the lens. We can clearly see the shadowing. Any…

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ECOECO
Feb 04, 2013 1:29 pm
ECOECO
Jen1977
Jen1977
4 February 2013

HANDOVER - How clean was your house?

HANDOVER - How clean was your house?

I am seriously considering just hiring a professional cleaner to come through and do a thorough job, rather than wasting my own time. It shoudl be pretty…

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Jen1977
Feb 04, 2013 1:09 pm
VivianN
VivianN
4 February 2013

Standard Doors for 2550mm Ceiling Height?

Standard Doors for 2550mm Ceiling Height?
VIC

Thanks for the pic akashra! I'm reluctant to upgrade all the doors upstairs (as there are many more doors due to the all the bedrooms being upstairs) not to mention all…

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VivianN
Feb 04, 2013 1:02 pm
ShdowKat
ShdowKat
4 February 2013

How long for contracts Redinkers???

How long for contracts Redinkers???
WA

We had to wait about 4 weeks just to get booked in for pre start - But the build itself is going really quickly. We are always suprised when we visit our house on the…

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ShdowKat
Feb 04, 2013 12:38 pm
ShdowKat
simonpg
simonpg
4 February 2013

Plans for Quaker Barn kit from Wide Span Sheds

Plans for Quaker Barn kit from Wide Span Sheds
TAS

My neighbour has bought a 2nd hand but never erected Wide Span Sheds Quaker Barn kit. Unfortunately the previous owner lost the plans between receiving the kit some years…

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simonpg
Feb 04, 2013 11:55 am
kjw1116
kjw1116
4 February 2013

Land - signing contract subject to Soil Testing

Land - signing contract subject to Soil Testing
SA

Thanks for your advice. It's good to know that asking for a soil test and reduction for the included test is not an absurd request. Being new to this game I wasn't sure of…

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kjw1116
Feb 04, 2013 11:04 am
PS_Sirocco7
PS_Sirocco7
3 February 2013

Show us your walk through video of your new home

Show us your walk through video of your new home
NSW

Vatche - Good stuff :P dawesrus -Did you get it to work? It works fine for me.

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PS_Sirocco7
Feb 03, 2013 10:24 pm
PS_Sirocco7
misch22
misch22
3 February 2013

melinda's new home....

melinda's new home....
WA

Hi melc1001, Tell us a little about your build.

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misch22
Feb 03, 2013 7:28 pm
DSCDMC
DSCDMC
3 February 2013

Wollongong Council Garage Requirements

Wollongong Council Garage Requirements
NSW

Thanks grumblebum54 Dont like my chances either of getting around it but after a rethink and doing some measurements I think a 6mx6m garage would be much better for…

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DSCDMC
Feb 03, 2013 5:29 pm
FHB2013
FHB2013
3 February 2013

External Colour Choices

External Colour Choices
VIC

Have uploaded the images in the below link, any feedback will be helpfull http://s1300.beta.photobucket.com/user/FHB2013/library/

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FHB2013
Feb 03, 2013 1:55 pm
joles
joles
3 February 2013

Completion dates - when should I be told?

Completion dates - when should I be told?
VIC

They often don't like giving a date because things can change/go wrong very quickly and push the time out. Then you have irate customers who have ordered things post…

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joles
Feb 03, 2013 10:47 am
joles
jihaomou
jihaomou
2 February 2013

Shocked by land area difference, what can I do?

Shocked by land area difference, what can I do?
NSW

Rpdata can be wrong. Our land size for our lot has our next door neighbours land size on Rpdata. Also has next door neighbours house picture.…

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jihaomou
Feb 02, 2013 10:05 pm
Gardener
Gardener
2 February 2013

Tiler Labour cost in Sydney

Tiler Labour cost in Sydney
NSW

I can send you the contact details of the guy I used. He is a friends dad so obviously my cost was a little discounted. …

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Gardener
Feb 02, 2013 6:11 pm
akashra
akashra
2 February 2013

New Home building inspections. why??

New Home building inspections. why??
VIC

I've so far had an inspector do a frame and lock-up inspection, and while the list he found wasn't particularly long, some of the things he found weren't exactly minor…

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akashra
Feb 02, 2013 3:34 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
2 February 2013

Installing a rainwater tank as required by council.

Installing a rainwater tank as required by council.
SA

a year ago i was looking at installing a rainwater tank to our old house i had several costs from plumbers and the cost was…

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SaveH2O
Feb 02, 2013 2:50 pm
SaveH2O
1rocky
1rocky
2 February 2013

how long did it take you to decide on a builder, plan,

how long did it take you to decide on a builder, plan,
WA

we saw our block at the end of feb 2012, and then it took a till july 2012 to own it had a builder from end of feb to august but never seem to get anywhere with…

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1rocky
Feb 02, 2013 2:33 pm
fmac
fmac
2 February 2013

Just how important IS location?

Just how important IS location?
VIC
1, 2

Ive lived almost in the city, 10mins from the city, bus almost outside our front door and we are about to move 25km from the city, that's a reasonable distance when in WA.…

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fmac
Feb 02, 2013 12:00 am
sceen7
sceen7
1 February 2013

Size of study: media room vs study nook

Size of study: media room vs study nook
SA

here is a couple of pics of ours not complete as we are enclosing the pc box in an overhead cupboard and hiding all the pc stuff there as well. Only regret is that we…

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sceen7
Feb 01, 2013 5:55 pm
our dream home
our dream home
1 February 2013

Starting to get frustrated with these inclusions!

Starting to get frustrated with these inclusions!
VIC

I know it can be frustrating we are up to build number three! The first was our cute little 14 sq home the second was an investment house and land package designed for…

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our dream home
Feb 01, 2013 10:30 am
SpringChicken
SpringChicken
31 January 2013

Acreage Build

Acreage Build
NSW

I didnt realise the builder could provide th enviirocycle.....good to know!

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SpringChicken
Jan 31, 2013 7:02 pm
nerak
nerak
31 January 2013

Ducted air con installer in Hills District Sydney

Ducted air con installer in Hills District Sydney
NSW

My ancient air conditioning unit died during the recent record high temperature day ::cry:: ::cry:: My upstairs is an oven and I need to get a new unit installed before I die…

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nerak
Jan 31, 2013 6:03 pm
rjc786
rjc786
31 January 2013

My Eden Brae home just failed Final Inspection

My Eden Brae home just failed Final Inspection

That sucks, but the faults that were identified with paint, plaster, trim and so forth are so obvious that you don't really need an independent inspector to identify them.…

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rjc786
Jan 31, 2013 5:14 pm
Onewheel
Onewheel
31 January 2013

Signing your Building Contract

Signing your Building Contract
SA

All depends on how long you think it will be until your plans are approved by council. I am assuming you can't lodge plans until you have settled on the land? If they are…

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Onewheel
Jan 31, 2013 3:17 pm
eeleen12
eeleen12
31 January 2013

Redink - Battleaxe blk

Redink - Battleaxe blk
WA

http://s1060.beta.photobucket.com/user/ ... n.jpg.html this is the living/dining area. bottom pic without the roof. end jan- roof is up.

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eeleen12
Jan 31, 2013 2:53 pm
Aston Boy
Aston Boy
31 January 2013

Our Burbank Prescott

Our Burbank Prescott
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Taking away the FHG hasn't helped either (not that we qualify). Funny you should mention the busy roads. We just sold our house in Pascoe Vale South which is about 10-15…

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Aston Boy
Jan 31, 2013 12:39 pm
Aston Boy
PaulMac
PaulMac
31 January 2013

Question from a newbie building a home.

Question from a newbie building a home.
WA

Firstly, what are these brown wooden support beams called? I have highlighted them in a red rectangle. They are almost everywhere and look rather…

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PaulMac
Jan 30, 2013 11:51 pm
Lurgen
Lurgen
30 January 2013

Show me your Home theatre colours

Show me your Home theatre colours
NSW

I created a 3d model of the house we want to buy to use for situations like this (we are hopelessy colour uncoordinated!) I wanted a warm…

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Lurgen
Jan 30, 2013 10:43 pm
Lurgen
catjim
catjim
30 January 2013

Is pushing garage towards the front a good idea?

Is pushing garage towards the front a good idea?
VIC

I would have thought it means 1m from the front line of the house. Our estate rules are the garage 840mm behind the front wall of the house. Why such a weird figure I…

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catjim
Jan 30, 2013 6:57 pm
lmille32
lmille32
30 January 2013

Who designed your new house?

Who designed your new house?
NSW

I think Talking to an architect is a waste of time if you don't know what you want because they will have absolutely no idea of where to start and will mostly do their own…

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lmille32
Jan 30, 2013 4:34 pm
lmille32
bashworth
bashworth
30 January 2013

Advice on order to do things in! - Please.

Advice on order to do things in! - Please.
WA

I would have thought it would be OK to move the swimming pool next to the retaining wall as long as it is in good condition. Its probably worth confirming this with an…

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bashworth
Jan 30, 2013 3:34 pm
bashworth
Paula24
Paula24
30 January 2013

Bathroom Tiling

Bathroom Tiling
VIC

Hi Thank you for the respond. My husband is wanting to tile to 2.1 and our ceiling is 2.7 has anyone done their bathroom in 2.1 around the bathroom. can you tell me how…

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Paula24
Jan 30, 2013 10:06 am
Onewheel
Onewheel
30 January 2013

Bathroom lighting, opinions please

Bathroom lighting, opinions please
WA

In our current home we have just the light/exhaust/fan and while that is OK, it is not enough light. So I think adding the 2 down lights and lights above the vanities is a…

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Onewheel
Jan 30, 2013 7:40 am
springtime
springtime
30 January 2013

Independent Building Inspections

Independent Building Inspections
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi Everyone, Our house was finished at Easter 2012, that's 2& 1/2 years after paying our initial deposit, & getting the approval from Council. Builder went Bankrupt (…

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springtime
Jan 30, 2013 4:49 am


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