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mikemlmichael
mikemlmichael
1 March 2013

Building a new House!! Excited!!

Building a new House!! Excited!!
NSW

Hello: Finally had my tender meeting today. Everything looking great, Just got two questions My rain water tank is $9000, do you always have to pay on top of building…

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mikemlmichael
Mar 01, 2013 6:06 pm
catbrad
catbrad
1 March 2013

Proposed new development DA-1314/2011 40 1 bedroom units

Proposed new development DA-1314/2011 40 1 bedroom units
NSW

Don't forget the stupid proposed recycling plant at George's fair moorebank. We need to fight it!

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catbrad
Mar 01, 2013 11:00 am
catbrad
catbrad
1 March 2013

Bank Valuations

Bank Valuations
NSW
1, 2

I wonder how the bank will value out houses if this stupid proposed recycling plant goes ahead at Georges Fair

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catbrad
Mar 01, 2013 10:58 am
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
1 March 2013

Windowsills???

Windowsills???
WA

My dad made window sills for the last house I bought, was fairly fiddly but cheap and looked good after! Hardest part is the measuring because the sill won't be…

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xxkatxx
Mar 01, 2013 5:24 am
Yakka
Yakka
28 February 2013

Engineering for Retaining Wall

Engineering for Retaining Wall
VIC

Hi all, I need a little advice in regards to getting engineering done for a retaining wall. As part of a new home build I need to build a retaining wall on both sides of…

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Yakka
Feb 28, 2013 9:17 pm
oneness
oneness
28 February 2013

Which Aggregate To Choose (Perth Area)?

Which Aggregate To Choose (Perth Area)?
WA

nikkiMadeley used them previously...see below HI there Congratulations on the new build, looks fab ... if you are looking for an excellent limestone…

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oneness
Feb 28, 2013 7:31 pm
Charnley
Charnley
28 February 2013

Building in the south-west of WA

Building in the south-west of WA
WA

Hi Rubes Welcome to the forum. Provence is a gorgeous estate, unfortunately I cant comment on Content. We are building with a private builder and the only Project…

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Charnley
Feb 28, 2013 5:56 pm
Charnley
1rocky
1rocky
28 February 2013

First time home builders

First time home builders
NSW

yes they do both. ours is a custom design and one of the biggest they have built in town here is their website http://www.adenbrookhomes.com.au/

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1rocky
Feb 28, 2013 5:18 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
28 February 2013

Independent Roof Inspections are a great idea.

Independent Roof Inspections are a great idea.
VIC

For anyone building a home or buying a home I would recommend that a full detailed roof inspection be carried out by a fully independent…

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SaveH2O
Feb 28, 2013 3:34 pm
SaveH2O
travcol
travcol
28 February 2013

Floorboard options - Direct stick or Ply

Floorboard options - Direct stick or Ply
VIC

Thanks Radiuz! We had always thought we'd need to go the ply but with a few of the floorers suggesting direct stick I thought i'd exlore it a bit further before I…

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travcol
Feb 28, 2013 2:55 pm
sugar99
sugar99
28 February 2013

Bricks

Bricks
NSW

Hi, We have just started the whole building process, in the brick selection stage now. We really like the smooth face look from Boral. Have chosen…

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sugar99
Feb 28, 2013 2:40 pm
sunct
sunct
28 February 2013

NEWBIE - NEED HELP!!!

NEWBIE - NEED HELP!!!
VIC

We are going to start buildign with Henley and found them really good so far.

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sunct
Feb 28, 2013 1:19 pm
sandunsa
sandunsa
28 February 2013

Outsourcing external colour/upgrades - Clarendon

Outsourcing external colour/upgrades - Clarendon
NSW

Hi Stacey, Thanks for your response. That sounds great! Just out of curiousity. How much were you charged for rendering? i.e. per sqm We've been qouted $2700 and $3000…

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sandunsa
Feb 28, 2013 12:26 pm
Ronni
Ronni
28 February 2013

How long from handover inspection to keys!

How long from handover inspection to keys!
WA

Looks like we may have got lucky, should have keys tomorrow!!

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Ronni
Feb 28, 2013 12:06 pm
Ronni
building-expert
building-expert
28 February 2013

Approved plans- have you got them?

Approved plans- have you got them?
VIC

Hi Liliana The contract set is part of the agreement with the builder. The approved set is the standard you have to build to. So if you have signed off with the builder…

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building-expert
Feb 28, 2013 7:33 am
building-expert
BradS
BradS
28 February 2013

The Eldora by Bazdaric Prestige - 2012 MBA Award Winner :o)

The Eldora by Bazdaric Prestige - 2012 MBA Award Winner :o)
NSW
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Thanks Good to hear you to are almost there. Knowing that you arent too far away from being able to sit back and do not a lot is a great feeling isnt it ;) I dont mind…

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BradS
Feb 28, 2013 7:17 am
Lourance
Lourance
28 February 2013

Time of Completion - Start date ?

Time of Completion - Start date ?
VIC

Our contract specified that the start date commenced once the plans came out of council and the permits were issued. Which makes sense - once…

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Lourance
Feb 27, 2013 11:09 pm
building-expert
building-expert
27 February 2013

Building stage inspections can make all the difference

Building stage inspections can make all the difference
VIC

There are still too many people I come across that I see after it is too late and their job is ruined or sub standard. This means that they either don't know that…

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building-expert
Feb 27, 2013 10:03 pm
building-expert
Likemike55
Likemike55
27 February 2013

New Home- First timers-Square Land!

New Home- First timers-Square Land!
VIC

Hi Duck2H My parents are also building a two story house on a square block, in their case it is a 13.5x13.4m block (just over 180m2. In their case they have gone with a…

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Likemike55
Feb 27, 2013 5:58 pm
Likemike55
building inspections
building inspections
27 February 2013

Independent Inspector Suggestions (Perth)

Independent Inspector Suggestions (Perth)
WA

Hi SmithiesWife I'm sorry you and your friend were disappointed with Houspect's service. As the Director of the company we take all complaints very seriously as we…

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building inspections
Feb 27, 2013 5:06 pm
building inspections
1rocky
1rocky
27 February 2013

Neighbours builder has removed the survey pegs

Neighbours builder has removed the survey pegs
NSW

this is a country nsw price i assume city prices would be cheaper. but i will check bashworth thanks for the advice

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1rocky
Feb 27, 2013 4:10 pm
sonic
sonic
27 February 2013

Water Under New Front Door Sill

Water Under New Front Door Sill

Our house is nearly finished, and lately we have had a couple of storms that have blown water under the sill of the front door + twin leadlight panels(between the slab…

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sonic
Feb 27, 2013 3:04 pm
dragonchild
dragonchild
27 February 2013

Building a house on a family member's land

Building a house on a family member's land
NSW

CGT, I believe you are correct but double check this. Finance wise, I can see two options: he signs as a guarantor, putting his property up for security or else, you get…

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dragonchild
Feb 27, 2013 9:43 am
dragonchild
SunshineT
SunshineT
27 February 2013

Apue's home building

Apue's home building
NSW
1 ... 18, 19, 20

But better than a display home because it is actually your own unique custom design house. Well done!

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SunshineT
Feb 27, 2013 8:18 am
SunshineT
leighton
leighton
27 February 2013

survey cost

survey cost
WA
1, 2

A reestablishment survey sometimes called a check survey is done by a licensed surveyor and they set out the boundary by placing survey pegs, small square topped ones, and…

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leighton
Feb 27, 2013 4:00 am
leighton
Monaco Build
Monaco Build
26 February 2013

Building a custom home with dechellis

Building a custom home with dechellis
SA
1, 2, 3

How did it all go with the handover Southbank? Did u get everything done that you wanted? Would love to see some pics :)

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Monaco Build
Feb 26, 2013 9:30 pm
coolguy3030
coolguy3030
26 February 2013

Building with LIH (Long Island Home) Point cook experience?

Building with LIH (Long Island Home) Point cook experience?
VIC

Hi, I am agree with you..they are very slow in building. I building in point cook with LIH. As per sales team and our agreement, construction should…

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coolguy3030
Feb 26, 2013 12:46 pm
NewHomeGuy11
NewHomeGuy11
26 February 2013

New Home - Missing roof tiles - plaster water damage?

New Home - Missing roof tiles - plaster water damage?
VIC

Thanks guys. Yeah went there this morning to take pics of it and the damage as it rained quite alot last night + this morning. Sent them to the builder and they are…

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NewHomeGuy11
Feb 26, 2013 11:33 am
namweng
namweng
26 February 2013

Anyone built with Henley Homes?

Anyone built with Henley Homes?
VIC

Hi all, Just a quick favour... Has anyone here completed their build with Henley homes and have upgraded the electrical plans? We want to know what the lights above the…

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namweng
Feb 26, 2013 10:46 am
natural_solution
natural_solution
26 February 2013

balcony or not???

balcony or not???
VIC

Another option is to use aluminium, timber or frosted glass in the louvres to add the shade/privacy you're after. Some louvre windows even meet the requirements for…

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natural_solution
Feb 26, 2013 8:31 am
arayasam
arayasam
26 February 2013

Timeline

Timeline
WA

Thanks everyone, gives me bit of relief that 6 months is quite normal time frame

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arayasam
Feb 25, 2013 11:24 pm
Agape
Agape
25 February 2013

Roof Pitches ... knowledge from builders? Help needed

Roof Pitches ... knowledge from builders? Help needed
VIC

Thank you so much for the response. The extra fee makes much more sense now. Thanks again

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Agape
Feb 25, 2013 6:22 pm
NEWBIE123
NEWBIE123
25 February 2013

Importing goods from China

Importing goods from China
SA

In our family business we import food etc wholesale from Asia. While it seems very appealing to "simply" import furniture…

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NEWBIE123
Feb 25, 2013 5:04 pm
rosiedc
rosiedc
25 February 2013

Floor tiles - Hollow/Drummy builder won't fix

Floor tiles - Hollow/Drummy builder won't fix
WA

Hi We had the builder supply and install our tiles (Perth Builder), however there were a number of hollow/drummy tiles about 100+ which we found. They said they have been…

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rosiedc
Feb 25, 2013 4:55 pm
feeling9
feeling9
25 February 2013

Do you obtain multiple tenders before building?

Do you obtain multiple tenders before building?
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

This thread is so helpful as I am going through the same process ...

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feeling9
Feb 25, 2013 4:24 pm
atom_ute
atom_ute
25 February 2013

Knock down and re-build... Where do I start?

Knock down and re-build... Where do I start?
VIC

I would also check that you are able to demolish the original residence in the first place. Not always a given that you would be given DA to do so. Depending on the age…

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atom_ute
Feb 25, 2013 2:04 pm
atom_ute
clare-elise
clare-elise
25 February 2013

1st Time Buyer - loan approval issue

1st Time Buyer - loan approval issue
VIC

Hi Marnie, How are you going with the delays? Did you end up purchasing in Stage 17? We've driven up a few time to find no changes as yet. I will be follow up this week…

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clare-elise
Feb 25, 2013 11:43 am
turtleschell
turtleschell
25 February 2013

To Build or Not to Build

To Build or Not to Build
WA

Good luck, 2 days in a row of choices, best pack some energy drinks. Have a real good look at display home pics online to give you an idea of what colours look good, what…

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turtleschell
Feb 24, 2013 11:11 pm
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onc_artisan
Feb 24, 2013 7:13 pm
onc_artisan
sohnaeo
sohnaeo
24 February 2013

A brick conundrum - Anyone used truffle or sorbetto bricks?

A brick conundrum - Anyone used truffle or sorbetto bricks?
NSW

I cant decide which I like better, PGH Sorbetto, or PGH Truffle. I would love it if anyone could share their pics of any build's using…

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sohnaeo
Feb 24, 2013 3:35 pm
JagSRK
JagSRK
24 February 2013

Building in Mernda with Hallbury homes

Building in Mernda with Hallbury homes
VIC

Welcome. One of our close friend is building in renaissance rise as well. Great area. All the best with the build. Did your land settle? My mate he is still waiting for…

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JagSRK
Feb 24, 2013 1:31 pm

this is a pic of how our house is (sorry not very good pic) being 7m it should be ok and remember you…

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1rocky
Feb 23, 2013 12:37 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
22 February 2013

Where would you ideally put North on this floorplan??

Where would you ideally put North on this floorplan??
QLD

^^^ Depends where you live bashworth-that late afternoon sun is really welcome through the western windows in the winter here. :) Relective film blocks that.

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Deemaree
Feb 22, 2013 8:38 pm
Deemaree
Taylor22
Taylor22
22 February 2013

The Two Storey Geelong Build

The Two Storey Geelong Build
VIC

Hi Emily, We haven't heard anything from you in ages. How's things going?

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Taylor22
Feb 22, 2013 8:25 pm
Taylor22
MACCATTACK
MACCATTACK
22 February 2013

Build price on paper vs quote - cairns

Build price on paper vs quote - cairns
QLD
1, 2

I think from here they may have to pier to bedrock or maybe deeper, depends on what the engineer wants I guess.

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MACCATTACK
Feb 22, 2013 2:46 pm
namweng
namweng
22 February 2013

Master Bedroom to rear

Master Bedroom to rear
VIC

You can try Hotondo homes. They can customise their existing plans for you.

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namweng
Feb 22, 2013 12:40 pm
Mali02
Mali02
22 February 2013

Being charged for fixing something that was builders fault

Being charged for fixing something that was builders fault
WA

Oh I'm so relieved. I was all prepared to go gun's blazing when I received an email saying she'd looked into the situation and agreed I will…

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Mali02
Feb 22, 2013 10:04 am
Big Nath
Big Nath
22 February 2013

Evap cooling and Wood Floors - during build or after?

Evap cooling and Wood Floors - during build or after?
VIC

Hey, I cant comment on the pricing - but if you are in WA Id be steering well clear of EVAP....we have it in the place we rent (only 4 yrs…

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Big Nath
Feb 22, 2013 9:58 am
Big Nath


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