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voni74
voni74
2 July 2013

Building the Atlantique Mk2 with Carlisle Homes

Building the Atlantique Mk2 with Carlisle Homes
VIC
1, 2, 3

We have a PCI date. :: It's next Monday July 8th. The inspection from the construction manager went well apparently so hopefully we will be moving into our new home soon! :z:

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voni74
Jul 02, 2013 10:07 am

Does anyone know what this is?

Does anyone know what this is?
QLD

I would also say it would be a sewer inspection point.

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1sttimebuilding2012
Jul 01, 2013 11:25 pm
elle
elle
1 July 2013

House facing the wrong way? & a tile question!

House facing the wrong way? & a tile question!
WA

I honestly think they just plonked it on the plan- we are on a corner block so it is facing a road however there is a stream running along that side therefore you cannot…

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elle
Jul 01, 2013 5:51 pm
6v87qe
6v87qe
1 July 2013

final drawing is done, comments welcomed

final drawing is done, comments welcomed
WA

Also, pay close attention to sound proofing. You have your master bedroom over the garage so if you and your partner start your days at different…

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6v87qe
Jul 01, 2013 3:28 pm
Forg
Forg
1 July 2013

Can't I Pick My Own Sink?

Can't I Pick My Own Sink?
VIC

I'm not convinced that the cost is higher,…

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Forg
Jul 01, 2013 1:54 pm
notremaison
notremaison
1 July 2013

Help! Tender with Henley?

Help! Tender with Henley?
VIC

Even when you think you now have the paperwork sorted, triple check and quadruple check the options and inclusions. Ours had slight changes, no biggy although some…

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notremaison
Jul 01, 2013 12:26 pm
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Dollar
Jun 30, 2013 11:05 pm
S+D in the Gong
S+D in the Gong
30 June 2013

Driveways in Wollongong

Driveways in Wollongong
NSW

I can tell you who NOT to use - Calderwood Valley Concreting!! Nice enough bloke and a reasonable quote but then he sub contracted the job…

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S+D in the Gong
Jun 30, 2013 9:42 pm
muzzman
muzzman
30 June 2013

The MuzzMansion

The MuzzMansion
1, 2

Thanks guys! HomeAngels - 14 weeks all up they tell me - so hopefully early October we will be in

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muzzman
Jun 30, 2013 9:21 pm
muzzman
Kirstenl
Kirstenl
30 June 2013

PCI - How easily should a builder be let off?

PCI - How easily should a builder be let off?
VIC

I'm thinking about this issue at the moment. We are nowhere near hand over however I have noticed one of the window frames has a chip in it. I'm wondering if this is…

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Kirstenl
Jun 30, 2013 3:02 pm
Alex in Vertu
Alex in Vertu
28 June 2013

Builder screening questionnaire?

Builder screening questionnaire?
WA

Thanks again everyone. I sent 15 questions off to our 3 potential builders yesterday afternoon based on this thread. So far 2 detailed responses (one within 2 hours) and…

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Alex in Vertu
Jun 28, 2013 7:19 pm
Hamilton23
Hamilton23
28 June 2013

11 weeks since pad done - still no bricklayer !!!

11 weeks since pad done - still no bricklayer !!!
WA

::hyst:: that sucks, watching other houses go up and not your own. I hope things start for you soon!

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Hamilton23
Jun 28, 2013 7:03 pm
staceyd
staceyd
28 June 2013

Urgent Help Needed.....

Urgent Help Needed.....
ACT

If you like the kid leather could you just get it double strength on that wall?

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staceyd
Jun 28, 2013 5:18 pm
soakedblonde
soakedblonde
28 June 2013

Bi-Fold Windows in BAL12.5 area

Bi-Fold Windows in BAL12.5 area
VIC

We are in a BAL 12.5 area and the council approved a bifold window. It has 5mm safety glass in it. I think many builders don't like doing things that are out of the box…

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soakedblonde
Jun 28, 2013 2:24 pm
soakedblonde
lmille32
lmille32
27 June 2013

Bought our land. Now what?

Bought our land. Now what?
WA

I would start by looking at your block. Think about the orientation, you want living areas facing north and lesser used rooms on the south that are ok being dark. Think…

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lmille32
Jun 27, 2013 10:05 pm
lmille32
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1rocky
Jun 27, 2013 7:07 pm
gogo65
gogo65
27 June 2013

Just starting out - Feedback on floorplan :)

Just starting out - Feedback on floorplan :)
SA

Looking at your main bedroom be very careful if you want your bed placed on the WIR wall, we have a similar layout, our room is 4.8 wide and had to get custom bedside…

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gogo65
Jun 27, 2013 3:53 pm
gogo65
capamatirena
capamatirena
27 June 2013

Carlingford Estate

Carlingford Estate
VIC
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Well, mine is a bit of along story as I got extra conduit installed during construction. One conduit was installed from the pit in the street to near the meter box. It was…

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capamatirena
Jun 27, 2013 12:04 pm
JagSRK
JagSRK
26 June 2013

Building Henley Empire - PCI booked for 19th June

Building Henley Empire - PCI booked for 19th June
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Congrats on PCI, Any chance you could add pics or maybe put your blog URL in your signature for easy reference? I can't seem to find a…

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JagSRK
Jun 26, 2013 10:22 pm
Jasgirl
Jasgirl
26 June 2013

our first home, custom split level - PCI DONE!!!

our first home, custom split level - PCI DONE!!!
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hi i notice you said you have the hide a hose could you tell me more about how you find it and the system you have with it? Do you have carpet

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Jasgirl
Jun 26, 2013 6:59 pm
hachy
hachy
26 June 2013

House wrapping

House wrapping
NSW

common practice for our builder in SA

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hachy
Jun 26, 2013 4:10 pm
hachy
carak777
carak777
26 June 2013

Bal 29 Zone - Front Door Options

Bal 29 Zone - Front Door Options

Agree Pinny, not a lot of choice in designs but hopefully when the house is built will look great... fingers crossed. ::smile::

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carak777
Jun 26, 2013 12:06 pm
carak777
Nitro
Nitro
25 June 2013

ADVICE NEEDED - Paving Problem Solved

ADVICE NEEDED - Paving Problem Solved
WA

Yeah, they mentioned something called a WASLOCK or something. I guess it gets fixed to the gate and they let themselves in or something. I'll research that option as…

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Nitro
Jun 25, 2013 7:12 pm
Nitro
Dexter
Dexter
25 June 2013

URGENT advice needed please

URGENT advice needed please
WA

Hi all I'm builing a double storey., I recently spotted that our 28c front entrance double door frame was 25c. The brickwork has already been complete for the ground…

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Dexter
Jun 25, 2013 7:07 pm
donna61
donna61
25 June 2013

Loft Vs Second Storey

Loft Vs Second Storey
SA

As long as it is walled for sound proofing - we rented a loft home, upstairs was the 'family/theatre room' useless as you had two TV's competing with each other

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donna61
Jun 25, 2013 3:51 pm
CoJaz01
CoJaz01
25 June 2013

Clueless

Clueless
NSW

Thank you for your input :)

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CoJaz01
Jun 25, 2013 3:10 pm
albanga
albanga
25 June 2013

List of all items\materials to consider when building?

List of all items\materials to consider when building?
VIC

Thanks lmille32 :D This is a great start! Our house is a 1950's brick which i do not think i will draw much inspiration from but i will definitely take your list to homes…

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albanga
Jun 25, 2013 12:57 pm
mackasmatt
mackasmatt
25 June 2013

Affordable Living - House and Land Package Selections

Affordable Living - House and Land Package Selections
WA

They've told us now we can have want we want providing my neighbour agrees to it, which they think they won't do. Alternatively they've given us an option of a second…

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mackasmatt
Jun 25, 2013 12:31 pm
Jayney35
Jayney35
24 June 2013

Waiting six weeks for slab pour, seven weeks for bricklayer?

Waiting six weeks for slab pour, seven weeks for bricklayer?
WA

Thanks Tracyw, I was still optimistic at 6 weeks. But hearing that they turned away single operator brickies made me pretty annoyed.

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Jayney35
Jun 25, 2013 12:24 am
animal
animal
24 June 2013

Frame-less house options

Frame-less house options
VIC

I think some of your points can be solved. My 2 cents: Our pest bloke gave good advice (I happen to have known him for over a decade). If you get the design right, get…

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animal
Jun 24, 2013 11:25 pm
superhouse
superhouse
24 June 2013

Semi-detached house knock down & rebuild

Semi-detached house knock down & rebuild
SA

Hi superhouse. We thought about this for a bit but tbh it's a bit of a bother as the common wall is shared and being able to detach the…

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superhouse
Jun 24, 2013 10:02 pm
frisky123
frisky123
24 June 2013

Eden Brae - Shefield builders

Eden Brae - Shefield builders
NSW

Hi Jason, We were thinking of buying at Eden Grange in Riverstone too. The house and land packages sound very reasonable. I was wondering…

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frisky123
Jun 24, 2013 10:01 pm
Ari
Ari
24 June 2013

Paid Final Payment, but no Keys??

Paid Final Payment, but no Keys??
WA

Final payment is normally done by bank cheque to avoid that issue. Not sure what on earth your bank was thinking. Good luck with getting the keys soon. Hopefully they…

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Ari
Jun 24, 2013 9:55 pm
Renski
Renski
24 June 2013

Anyone building in Sydney with a BAL 29 or 19 rating $$$$

Anyone building in Sydney with a BAL 29 or 19 rating $$$$
NSW

Just wondering if anyone can tell me what the extra cost of building with a BAL 19 or 29 can cost.. Please tell me area, size of house and builder it's with. Eden Brae…

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Renski
Jun 24, 2013 6:32 pm
jasons girl
jasons girl
24 June 2013

Builders extra cost for tiling

Builders extra cost for tiling
WA

It depends a lot on the set up with the builder and the tiler. We had a mosaic tile on mesh as a feature tile in the bathroom and the extra charges had to be organised…

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jasons girl
Jun 24, 2013 10:28 am
momomo
momomo
23 June 2013

Aveling Communication

Aveling Communication
WA

How are you coming along now, arayasam? You must be at lock up or close to it by now? :)

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momomo
Jun 23, 2013 9:09 pm
momomo
leighton
leighton
23 June 2013

Lowering Bal 12.5 at Middleton Grange

Lowering Bal 12.5 at Middleton Grange
NSW

If you are on the map, you are going to be BAL 12.5. Not too expensive though.

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leighton
Jun 23, 2013 7:28 pm
leighton
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Ricaaaa
Jun 23, 2013 4:56 pm
Ricaaaa
melissal
melissal
23 June 2013

Anyone using Masterwall in WA?

Anyone using Masterwall in WA?
WA

Thomas7 are you going with Masterwall? We are looking at a 2 storey house in Perth and are intersted in this product.

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melissal
Jun 23, 2013 1:01 pm

I have a pretty large dressing room and am trying to find companies to do the fitout for me. I previously had ikea Pax in walk in robe for another house and loved it but…

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BellaButterfly
Jun 23, 2013 10:37 am
BellaButterfly
TANGA
TANGA
22 June 2013

Allworth homes

Allworth homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

Anyone currently doing harmony entertainer?

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TANGA
Jun 23, 2013 12:55 am
japansuki
japansuki
22 June 2013

MacDonald Jones impressions Package inclusions question

MacDonald Jones impressions Package inclusions question
NSW

Hello! Excited to be building my first home by the beach. Wanting advice on colour scheme for ensuite bathroom to reflect a 'seaside' feel but using included tiles/paint…

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japansuki
Jun 22, 2013 6:44 pm
animal
animal
22 June 2013

Did anyone give their site manager a gift?

Did anyone give their site manager a gift?
NSW

Beer - the only currency internationally recognised by the building and construction industry. (I bought three cartons yesterday ready to distribute to various trades…

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animal
Jun 22, 2013 5:15 pm
Amancharmar
Amancharmar
22 June 2013

Mt Barker Build - Crazy Confusion!

Mt Barker Build - Crazy Confusion!
SA
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Figured you probably had. Just thought I'd bring it up coz things get kind of blurry sometimes in this process. Good luck with it whatever you decide.

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Amancharmar
Jun 22, 2013 3:02 pm
Amancharmar
LynneY
LynneY
22 June 2013

Anyone have pics of 'evening haze' render or surfmist?

Anyone have pics of 'evening haze' render or surfmist?
SA

Hi Smarty pants. That would be great if you could send a pic. Thanks so much! :)

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LynneY
Jun 22, 2013 1:12 pm
cedes75
cedes75
21 June 2013

Perth WA - Builders List

Perth WA - Builders List
WA

Scott Park Group is actually Redink (M) Redink South West and 101 Residential (H), he sold off Scott Park Homes that's now Homebuyers WA, and don't know about Blue Print…

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cedes75
Jun 21, 2013 11:04 pm
cedes75
cedes75
21 June 2013

Hearing from CLO or SS

Hearing from CLO or SS
WA

Weirdly I was walking out of work this afternoon and had a missed call from Redink, it was our CLO introducing herself and telling us what will be happening next, made it happen!!!

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cedes75
Jun 21, 2013 9:17 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
21 June 2013

HELP!!!!! ROOF PLUMBING/down-pipe issues

HELP!!!!! ROOF PLUMBING/down-pipe issues
WA

Hard to say without being on site. Have you tried to hear the drip's location? One issue I have often found is when the elbow's horizontal (bottom) section has an…

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SaveH2O
Jun 21, 2013 9:08 pm
SaveH2O
MD87
MD87
21 June 2013

Advice on builders - Clearview Homes

Advice on builders - Clearview Homes
VIC

Hi everyone, first time poster, been on here for a bit. My fiance and I are looking at building our first home in Plumpton, VIC. We are thinking of using Clearview…

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MD87
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