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oneness
oneness
23 April 2013

HELP! Telstra costs for connection after builders pre-wire?

HELP! Telstra costs for connection after builders pre-wire?
WA

I have finally found out from a very helpful lay person that Telstra can do a pre-provisioning for a future connection which is exactly what i have been trying to find…

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oneness
Apr 23, 2013 10:19 pm
Juv
Juv
23 April 2013

How much discounts have you received from your builder?

How much discounts have you received from your builder?
WA

I think that with all the positives it is still wise to cross check things. Builders are in business to make money and necessarily must mark…

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Juv
Apr 23, 2013 10:07 pm
tonyattheponds
tonyattheponds
23 April 2013

Roof / Brick Colours

Roof / Brick Colours
NSW

thanks, yep i've been driving past there every week =)

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tonyattheponds
Apr 23, 2013 9:24 pm
dragonchild
dragonchild
23 April 2013

dragonchild's very own land/build thread!

dragonchild's very own land/build thread!
VIC

Just pulling this up to say that I have updated my blog again; I have had an insanely busy few months but time marches on and if I don't pay attention to my plans, I'll…

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dragonchild
Apr 23, 2013 6:59 pm
dragonchild
fievel
fievel
23 April 2013

How long is too long?

How long is too long?
NSW
1, 2

But prob gonna stick with laminate tops for the bathroom now...all the little top ups add up to too much money

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fievel
Apr 23, 2013 5:06 pm
fievel
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MrsT12
Apr 23, 2013 3:42 pm
MrsT12
atom_ute
atom_ute
23 April 2013

Building the first home

Building the first home
VIC

Congrats Mpp. Building (particularly your first home) can be a long, frustrating experience - but ultimately a very rewarding one. As other have pointed out, we can't…

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atom_ute
Apr 23, 2013 3:29 pm
atom_ute
zstoimenov
zstoimenov
23 April 2013

The Lismore - by Ross North Homes

The Lismore - by Ross North Homes
WA

We are also building the Lismore with Ross North. Would love to see your plans for ideas :)

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zstoimenov
Apr 23, 2013 12:26 pm
zstoimenov
grumblebum54
grumblebum54
23 April 2013

HELP!!! Which way do we position our Living & Alfresco Areas

HELP!!! Which way do we position our Living & Alfresco Areas
NSW

I used to live in SW Sydney and all the crappy weather came from the south so when there is rain and wind anything in that outdoor area will get drenched and no doors…

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grumblebum54
Apr 23, 2013 10:43 am
grumblebum54
nickvee
nickvee
23 April 2013

Boral Storm brick

Boral Storm brick
VIC

We are using it as our feature brick. If you watch our thread by next week these should be complete :) Also,…

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nickvee
Apr 23, 2013 9:34 am
nickvee
leni
leni
23 April 2013

Kitchen Overhead Cupboards - same material or glass?

Kitchen Overhead Cupboards - same material or glass?
WA

im not a fan of glass, as you can see all your messy stuff. I prefer white overheads or matching other cabinetry. But it doesn't matter what we like.. what do you like?!

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leni
Apr 23, 2013 1:36 am
leni
turtleschell
turtleschell
22 April 2013

Internal door handles

Internal door handles
NSW

I got bright chrome. I love them, they look fantastic. They really set off the doors. I always handle them with wet or greasy fingers and they still look fine. But I've…

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turtleschell
Apr 22, 2013 9:16 pm
Ryza82
Ryza82
22 April 2013

Cambletown council approval

Cambletown council approval
NSW

Anyone building in the Cambletown region? My plans are in council ATM and I wanted to find out from some other people how long it took. I know it can range a lot between…

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Ryza82
Apr 22, 2013 8:39 pm
jamt007
jamt007
22 April 2013

home size

home size
WA

ddarroch, finally got plan together then found an old post (this one) and you spoke about SIP's - will email builder right now :) for costs, I got a base price of $50000 for…

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jamt007
Apr 22, 2013 6:00 pm
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1rocky
Apr 22, 2013 4:09 pm
Liliana
Liliana
22 April 2013

Northern Rivers deck tiles

Northern Rivers deck tiles

Has anyone out there any experience of this product and can share their experience? http://www.northernriverstimber.com.au/ ... anels.html

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Liliana
Apr 22, 2013 12:03 pm
VivianN
VivianN
22 April 2013

Worth rendering front facade?

Worth rendering front facade?
VIC

Thanks for the comments guys! I think I'll be more decisive after I see what the damage is post electrical appointment.

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VivianN
Apr 22, 2013 11:07 am
building-expert
building-expert
21 April 2013

Building a new home? Do you know what's cooking?

Building a new home? Do you know what's cooking?
VIC

This post is about "approved plans". It's a term used to describe a set of documents approved and stamped by building surveyor and forming your building permit Typically…

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building-expert
Apr 21, 2013 10:26 pm
building-expert
Sharkfan22
Sharkfan22
21 April 2013

Wincrest

Wincrest
NSW

We have just completed our home with Wincrest and were very happy with them. I realize this thread is old, but just for search sake.

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Sharkfan22
Apr 21, 2013 8:30 pm
1rocky
1rocky
21 April 2013

1st build- downward slope. Prelim plans- opinions please!

1st build- downward slope. Prelim plans- opinions please!
QLD

thanks konrad our garage is similar size to yours at 9.5m x6m and height is about 12 foot to ceilings at moment have not had the cars drive up but only car would need…

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1rocky
Apr 21, 2013 3:45 pm
Forg
Forg
21 April 2013

Townhouse Vs SingleStory

Townhouse Vs SingleStory
VIC

There's no way to answer your "how much would it cost" question. We've been quoted from $250k and $1.2m to build a 2-storey house of the same size (as each other) on our…

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Forg
Apr 21, 2013 12:57 pm
singhk
singhk
21 April 2013

Driveway with builder or later

Driveway with builder or later
VIC

Thanks all, I will check if I have to get the council permission to extend driveway near the footpath. As there is existing footpath and crossover from council. I did…

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singhk
Apr 21, 2013 10:00 am
happytaurus
happytaurus
20 April 2013

Meeting with potential builders - questions to ask?

Meeting with potential builders - questions to ask?
WA

Not sure if you have been pointed in the direction of reading up on things to remember... Page 27... READ IT - it will be your bible and really left your knowledge about…

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happytaurus
Apr 21, 2013 12:12 am
Lurgen
Lurgen
20 April 2013

Advice - what to include in finance application?

Advice - what to include in finance application?
WA

Window coverings, paving, fencing, air conditioning, and a third-party inspector for each build phase. HD

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Lurgen
Apr 20, 2013 8:55 pm
Lurgen
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 4:20 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 1:26 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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Lourance
Apr 20, 2013 1:13 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 12:16 pm
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 7:21 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 9:36 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 8:22 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 3:14 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 2:18 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 12:41 pm
_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 11:07 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 11:39 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 1:21 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 12:38 pm
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 11:12 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 7:50 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 7:25 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 3:52 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 11:09 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 10:46 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 10:09 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 5:45 pm
meowsy


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