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fmac
fmac
3 April 2013

Building in Aveley with WA Housing Centre

Building in Aveley with WA Housing Centre
WA

Hust ask the question. I know we considered going back to laminate bench tips if we couldn't stretch to stone. But all builders are different. You probably won't know…

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fmac
Apr 03, 2013 8:43 pm
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tristam
Apr 03, 2013 8:01 pm
marybond2012
marybond2012
3 April 2013

finally building our new home, homegroup, piara waters

finally building our new home, homegroup, piara waters
WA

AWWW Chris :) You made it on here :) Hi All, Chris is like family to me and her path to this point has been a challenging one but she is a very strong woman that is such an…

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marybond2012
Apr 03, 2013 3:35 pm
marybond2012
bec80
bec80
3 April 2013

Please Help

Please Help
VIC

I seem to like it matching and when I see a dark roof , different gutters, then different brick, just dont like it at all. Henley colours of the roof dot match the same as…

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bec80
Apr 03, 2013 1:38 pm
Ranger00
Ranger00
3 April 2013

First timers building in Whiteman Edge

First timers building in Whiteman Edge
WA
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Oh great, I'll check it out. Thanks for letting me know!

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Ranger00
Apr 03, 2013 1:29 pm
kaykens
kaykens
3 April 2013

What colour is this?

What colour is this?
NSW

The vertical cladding looks similar to the colour we chose for our front of house features (pillar, door etc) which is Colorbond 'Stone'. That's just going by the small…

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kaykens
Apr 03, 2013 10:54 am
kaykens
microp
microp
2 April 2013

Onyx Custom Homes in Canberra

Onyx Custom Homes in Canberra
ACT

Hi Variegated, The house is going to be built in Crace. Land was settled in Feb. I am still in the process of negotiating the inclusion with builders.

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microp
Apr 02, 2013 10:43 pm
Forg
Forg
2 April 2013

CDC Compliance

CDC Compliance
NSW

Check the wording; isn't it a minimum setback, rather than an exact location on the block? The amount of incorrect information we've had from…

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Forg
Apr 02, 2013 8:47 pm
Homebody99
Homebody99
2 April 2013

Siteworks - how much to expect

Siteworks - how much to expect

Coastal conditions generally means your wind rating so they need to allow for additional tie downs/structural things for the wind.....

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Homebody99
Apr 02, 2013 2:36 pm
englewestern
englewestern
2 April 2013

Cracks in retaining wall - Madora Bay

Cracks in retaining wall - Madora Bay
WA

Hello All, Well our build is slightly delayed as we made some final structural changes!! Haven't had much luck as the neighbouring block has dumped & compacted heaps…

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englewestern
Apr 02, 2013 1:26 pm
englewestern
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
2 April 2013

Fencing pickle - help!

Fencing pickle - help!

Advise him of the costs - in writing - apologise for not doing so earlier - and mention the Small Claims Court. Say how much you don't want to do this - friendship etc…

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Saint Mike
Apr 02, 2013 9:39 am
Saint Mike
lozzie s
lozzie s
1 April 2013

EXTERIOR BUILDING COLOURS

EXTERIOR BUILDING COLOURS
NSW

We're building for the first time and we're a little bit nervous about our render colour. We've chosen Shale Grey with a Feather Dawn feature on some areas. Has anyone…

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lozzie s
Apr 01, 2013 11:27 pm
Skyesong
Skyesong
1 April 2013

New home....Fence issue...PLEASE HELP??

New home....Fence issue...PLEASE HELP??
SA

I don't know anything about SA rules, but Fencing Online has always been a good resource. The link for SA is: http://www.fencingonline.com.au/dispute ... tralia.htm

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Skyesong
Apr 01, 2013 11:19 pm
Yolo
Yolo
1 April 2013

PLEASE HELP!!

PLEASE HELP!!
VIC

A general word of warning ... It would be wise to be careful about what information you post on this site. Photos, particularly those taken…

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Yolo
Apr 01, 2013 10:40 pm
1rocky
1rocky
1 April 2013

Brick & Roof Selection

Brick & Roof Selection
SA

all the best jacboh let us know what colors you decide

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1rocky
Apr 01, 2013 8:14 pm
hachy
hachy
1 April 2013

dislike selections?

dislike selections?
SA

we have got white valencia to the kitchen, we got ebony marble for the bathroom/ensuite.

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hachy
Apr 01, 2013 8:09 pm
hachy

This online "support" that Chris is providing is proving to be a big factor for me, as when an issue arises, it will be…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
Agape
Agape
1 April 2013

Reputable Surveyors and Building Inspectors- Victoria

Reputable Surveyors and Building Inspectors- Victoria
VIC

If you do a search you will find plenty of recommendations and warnings about them. We are looking into Kevin McDonald, I have read a number of fantastic reviews about him.

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Agape
Apr 01, 2013 1:11 pm
jayjay_bne
jayjay_bne
31 March 2013

Is anyone using sekisui house??

Is anyone using sekisui house??
NSW

Are you looking at a custom build db33?

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jayjay_bne
Mar 31, 2013 9:06 pm
iduno
iduno
31 March 2013

Garage height - extend for 4WD or not?

Garage height - extend for 4WD or not?
WA

Get it increased. 29 should be considered standard. You'll apreciate it later if you want to put a roof rack on the car. 25 is a tight squeeze and you need to remember the…

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iduno
Mar 31, 2013 7:34 pm
cazzann
cazzann
31 March 2013

How much to add on from list price - Adelaide builders

How much to add on from list price - Adelaide builders
SA

When getting the quote i had every possible thing included. insulation, bay window, cupboards, kitchen with overheads, wir, extra airiels deadlocks,cavity doors,…

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cazzann
Mar 31, 2013 4:50 pm
DeeMM
DeeMM
31 March 2013

Windows not centred. - brickwork nearly complete

Windows not centred. - brickwork nearly complete
WA

This and other recent posts just makes me realise more and more how you must check measurements of everything and make an effort to be…

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DeeMM
Mar 31, 2013 10:09 am
Smarty pants
Smarty pants
30 March 2013

Downlights installed by builder

Downlights installed by builder
NSW

Summit homes $386 per led, same as Leanne R we got them from beacon and electrician was 80per hour, installed after handover, 6 inside rake ceiling, 4 outside rake…

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Smarty pants
Mar 30, 2013 4:57 pm
firsthomenewbie
firsthomenewbie
29 March 2013

And the Journey begins!!!!

And the Journey begins!!!!
WA

Hi, Just wondering how big your block is? Good luck!

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firsthomenewbie
Mar 29, 2013 10:36 pm
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Room2Breathe
Mar 29, 2013 2:19 pm
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Room2Breathe
Mar 29, 2013 2:11 pm
dakr
dakr
29 March 2013

Electrician recommendation in Perth

Electrician recommendation in Perth
WA

I need an electrician to do some extra chases and points for a new build. Can someone recommend a reliable and reasonable electrician in Perth? The build is in High…

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dakr
Mar 29, 2013 10:41 am

So excited its nearly a finished house - We Have Floors! The majority of the rooms are NSW Spotted Gum. …

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DeeMM
Mar 29, 2013 9:01 am
Lillie_28
Lillie_28
28 March 2013

Loft - Colorbond Roof ....Help Needed!

Loft - Colorbond Roof ....Help Needed!
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi Thorney :) I'm in Lavington bout to start building in a month or two. Interested in Loft but undecided on a brick still. I was wondering if I could get your address so I…

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Lillie_28
Mar 28, 2013 9:52 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
28 March 2013

:) Kiwis home: Moved in & lovin it! :)

:) Kiwis home: Moved in & lovin it! :)
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Bubblynutter's middle name is Tasmyn..she thought her middle name was tasmyn C for quite a while because someone she spent a lot of time with called her ******* Tasman Sea *****!

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Deemaree
Mar 28, 2013 8:49 pm
Deemaree
FionaT
FionaT
28 March 2013

Building with Plunkett

Building with Plunkett
WA

Plunkett homes are new where I live and we are thinking of building with them. They seem very good value for money.Hope there are no surprises later on. I would love to…

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FionaT
Mar 28, 2013 8:05 pm
lyndarumate
lyndarumate
28 March 2013

Rock Excavation Cost Blown up by thousands of dollars

Rock Excavation Cost Blown up by thousands of dollars
VIC

Building-expert has given me awesome advises from his years of experience, when buying a property, which costs thousands of dollars, if expert advice is taken then believe…

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lyndarumate
Mar 28, 2013 2:52 pm
EmyN
EmyN
28 March 2013

It's ours! lots of pics! Building at Coomera Waters QLd

It's ours! lots of pics! Building at Coomera Waters QLd
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Thanks so much for the reply. I've already got Just Wardrobes bookmarked so it's great to get a recommendation as well!

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EmyN
Mar 28, 2013 2:25 pm
EmyN
cpl
cpl
27 March 2013

Our Build - Monaco Nouveau Q1 Pic Fest P18 - we are in

Our Build - Monaco Nouveau Q1 Pic Fest P18 - we are in
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Just completed framing and roof tiles will be put on tomorrow. We also had an independent inspector today to check and so far he said everything was good and workmanship…

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cpl
Mar 27, 2013 10:25 pm
1rocky
1rocky
27 March 2013

Advice on tap position for freestanding bath

Advice on tap position for freestanding bath
VIC

after seeing your bath i am very excited to see how ours will look.

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1rocky
Mar 27, 2013 7:11 pm
fekish
fekish
27 March 2013

Our nest - just got offers from builders

Our nest - just got offers from builders
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Thanks kiwi. No further loans will be given in the next months or years... years of dreaming, just collapsed, but at least we have on paper our house... 2

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fekish
Mar 27, 2013 3:14 pm
fekish
joles
joles
27 March 2013

Fixed Site costs

Fixed Site costs

We have heaps of piering, around 14k I think, and it was all itemised with drawings in our contract. We didn't have any nasty surprises. We had no allowance for rock at…

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joles
Mar 27, 2013 12:45 pm
joles
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
26 March 2013

Skating lounges!

Skating lounges!
NSW

You could buy those grippy mats that are used to keep rugs from sliding around. Just cut it into the sizes you need and glue to the bottom of the furniture. I forgot what…

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HomeAngels
Mar 26, 2013 9:29 pm
HomeAngels
OAS
OAS
26 March 2013

Anyone building with metr!con in SA?

Anyone building with metr!con in SA?
SA

Hi YTD, we too are building at the Orchard. and also picked the grandview.

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OAS
Mar 26, 2013 9:09 pm
OAS
carak777
carak777
26 March 2013

Fridge in WIP/Scullery - Good or Bad Idea?

Fridge in WIP/Scullery - Good or Bad Idea?
NSW
1, 2

Today we went and sat with the floor plan designer and discussed the fridge in the pantry... works out probably not a good idea because it would take up too much space in…

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carak777
Mar 26, 2013 7:08 pm
carak777
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
26 March 2013

Facade colour help

Facade colour help
VIC

Your selections sound great! We did our external selections on Saturday and ended up selecting Dune for the windows.…

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HomeAngels
Mar 26, 2013 5:41 pm
HomeAngels
CarolineNovo
CarolineNovo
26 March 2013

Looking for economic custom builders West Melbourne

Looking for economic custom builders West Melbourne
VIC

we are a boutique building company Novo Homes, based in Airport West. We would be happy to help you with your home, contact us for a quote. www.novohomes.com.au 1300 151 150

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CarolineNovo
Mar 26, 2013 4:46 pm
jermslio
jermslio
26 March 2013

Brisbane - Independent Soil Tester

Brisbane - Independent Soil Tester
QLD

After some research decided to go STA Consulting Engineers. Will let you know if there are any problems :)

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jermslio
Mar 26, 2013 2:42 pm
cocojade1
cocojade1
26 March 2013

Quads issue

Quads issue

pinoy, we have the same problem. it looks odd to me that the quads don't reach the ends of the doors. When I asked the installer, they said that's how they are taught to…

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cocojade1
Mar 26, 2013 12:08 pm

Hi all I have an inspection today so hoping to get some advise ASAP. Our freestanding bath has the taps positioned at the end of the bath and the tap itself lays right in…

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our dream home
Mar 26, 2013 10:48 am


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