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MRK
MRK
14 December 2012

Our Monaco 36 - Updated photos 15/3

Our Monaco 36 - Updated photos 15/3
1, 2, 3, 4

Thanks for all the nice comments. Sarahq, we went the same colours as in the kitchen, Oyster Linea and Licorice Linea, I think these 2 colours go…

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MRK
Dec 14, 2012 8:30 am
Aleisha24
Aleisha24
14 December 2012

House render colours please help

House render colours please help
WA

Hi that's fantastic news! The second storey frame on our place is going up at the moment. I was thinking of changing my colours but the choices got so hard lol So our roof…

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Aleisha24
Dec 13, 2012 11:36 pm
uncle tonksy
uncle tonksy
13 December 2012

Skirting Boards - Perth

Skirting Boards - Perth
WA

Hi Everyone, Been a while since I've been on here. I'm looking for recommendations for companies that lay/ install skirting boards. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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uncle tonksy
Dec 13, 2012 5:28 pm
uncle tonksy
moxie
moxie
13 December 2012

Overwhelmed! Starting our build

Overwhelmed! Starting our build
VIC

Good advice. So frustrating to rely on other people! I much prefer to be in control and do things so I know it's done! On another track, has anyone had experience with…

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moxie
Dec 13, 2012 1:41 pm
munta
munta
13 December 2012

Trying to stay in a budget

Trying to stay in a budget
QLD

With advertised home's from project builder's they work on tight margin's, so when you add space they charge you for material's, labour and margin. When you take area out…

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munta
Dec 13, 2012 11:54 am
b0son
b0son
13 December 2012

Stratco fencing issues

Stratco fencing issues
VIC

He said she said. You need a witness and evidence. Police will just treat it as a civil dispute without anyone to back up the physical threat story. If the OP has a copy…

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b0son
Dec 13, 2012 10:59 am
thattime
thattime
13 December 2012

installment payments to builder

installment payments to builder
SA

I've seen a reference made to payments being limited to 65% by the Enclosed stage so I looked it up. That limit might be the case in Vic or Qld where legislation for these…

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thattime
Dec 13, 2012 8:25 am
thattime
daveinthehills
daveinthehills
13 December 2012

NBN at The Ponds, help please

NBN at The Ponds, help please
NSW

Its a bit unclear from the description what you are actually getting. There is a requirement that you have a phone line, but probably only for the occupancy certificate.…

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daveinthehills
Dec 13, 2012 6:47 am
cristobal_james
cristobal_james
13 December 2012

How much stress can one person stand? We will soon find out!

How much stress can one person stand? We will soon find out!
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Thats an incredible and unfortunate experience what some of the clowns at Kerdels put you through.

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cristobal_james
Dec 13, 2012 4:54 am
bkm2009
bkm2009
12 December 2012

Eaves soaking wet - cause for concern?

Eaves soaking wet - cause for concern?
WA

Hardiflex is perfectly fine to get wet. As long as it drys before it's painted, you will have nothing to worry about. Hardiflex is very weather resistant. Plasterboard…

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bkm2009
Dec 12, 2012 10:27 pm
bkm2009
willow2012
willow2012
12 December 2012

Carlisle Homes - Indra 20 Greenvale Providence

Carlisle Homes - Indra 20 Greenvale Providence
VIC

Hi monkeyh, I can't help you with the area your building in or the Indra 20 but wanted to say good luck with your build! We are building the Atlantique Mk2 with Carlisle…

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willow2012
Dec 12, 2012 2:15 pm
springtime
springtime
12 December 2012

corner blocks.. yes or no?

corner blocks.. yes or no?
QLD
1, 2

Depending on which council you belong to, but most councils not only want you to have a front setback of 5m minimum, but also a side setback, so you have less space to…

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springtime
Dec 12, 2012 11:48 am
1rocky
1rocky
12 December 2012

Show us your Entrance & Stacker Doors

Show us your Entrance & Stacker Doors
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

turtleshell ours will be similar to your front doors but we will only have one they look fantastic. our door is called sunburst. house is at slab stage

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1rocky
Dec 12, 2012 6:44 am
Lucinda Perri
Lucinda Perri
11 December 2012

Warralily BBQ

Warralily BBQ
VIC

Hi everyone, Just a reminder that tomorrow night is the Warralily Christmas BBQ 6-8pm at the new BBQ/playground area opposite the land sales office/W lounge. Great…

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Lucinda Perri
Dec 11, 2012 9:20 pm
Jen1977
Jen1977
11 December 2012

Price per m2 for two storey?

Price per m2 for two storey?
SA

Is that $1000 per sqm calculated on house are or on total area (including garage, portico's, alfresco) because if it is, that is an amazing price in…

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Jen1977
Dec 11, 2012 1:00 pm
Kmw7586
Kmw7586
11 December 2012

Has anyone Built the Austin with simonds?

Has anyone Built the Austin with simonds?
VIC

Hey Taylor, we were looking at the Austin but have decided to go with 8 homes instead :)

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Kmw7586
Dec 11, 2012 10:46 am
jasons girl
jasons girl
11 December 2012

Building New House

Building New House
VIC

If it helps ours went up $20k. So yours looks better compared to that. We hit rock and highly reactive soil. Ouch.

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jasons girl
Dec 11, 2012 9:09 am
hj84
hj84
10 December 2012

Building Contract

Building Contract
WA

Thanks for reaffirming my thoughts. I am going to email the sales rep tonight to get the contracts updated with what I want :)

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hj84
Dec 10, 2012 7:55 pm
munta
munta
10 December 2012

positioning a house

positioning a house
WA
1, 2

I would guess its 3 dimension :D

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munta
Dec 10, 2012 4:31 pm
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George8
Dec 10, 2012 3:31 pm
roomate
roomate
10 December 2012

Internet in wyndham Vale - Bluestone Green

Internet in wyndham Vale - Bluestone Green
VIC

The internet speed is pretty good . As I am on 25/5 mbps, I get around 2400 kilo bytes of transfer rate which is great . 4G Movies can be downloaded in like 20-25 minutes.…

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roomate
Dec 10, 2012 10:11 am
PADAMS2012
PADAMS2012
9 December 2012

First time building, with Boutique

First time building, with Boutique
VIC
1, 2

We have been in our boutique home for a month now! Here's some update photos and comments about post build support: http://merndaboutique.blogspot.com.au/2 ... ed-in.html

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PADAMS2012
Dec 09, 2012 6:42 pm
twiggens
twiggens
9 December 2012

Dale Alcock advice

Dale Alcock advice
WA
1, 2

I dont know alot bout either company. They both seem to have alot of people build with them. I did notice when we were choosing DA were expensive…

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twiggens
Dec 09, 2012 11:43 am
twiggens
andystar70
andystar70
8 December 2012

Construction rubbish dumped on our land

Construction rubbish dumped on our land
QLD

Before you did that, I would just check they don't have surveillance cameras set up - more and more builders are doing so to catch thieves and vandals. Definitely not ok…

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andystar70
Dec 08, 2012 9:40 pm
andystar70
daveinthehills
daveinthehills
8 December 2012

do you think a new house must have a bath

do you think a new house must have a bath
SA

I had an idea to use the bath space for a two way makeup station (having 3 daughters, soon to be teenagers) and then for resale put in a free-standing bath later. You can…

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daveinthehills
Dec 08, 2012 7:28 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
8 December 2012

Dark roofs

Dark roofs
QLD
1, 2

There is also another product -roofing blanket- which includes an insulation layer on top of the foil backing- lookup anticon. This is much more…

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kerry-ann
Dec 08, 2012 12:48 pm
lyndarumate
lyndarumate
8 December 2012

Hi... & a question on Site Costs/gradings + council permits

Hi... & a question on Site Costs/gradings + council permits
VIC

I would also suggest to finalise the site cost and have it REAL fixed site cost as this builder is known for surprice site costs after entering into contract. If you have…

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lyndarumate
Dec 08, 2012 12:37 pm
madison35
madison35
7 December 2012

Contract signing appointment...what to expect?

Contract signing appointment...what to expect?
QLD

page 3 of the Consumer building guide from Fair Trading NSW says the builder cannot appoint the PCA, yet searching thru the posts here, the consensus seems to be that it…

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madison35
Dec 07, 2012 10:04 pm
fmac
fmac
7 December 2012

Building - is it possible to increase loan after settlement?

Building - is it possible to increase loan after settlement?
QLD

We are in a similar position. We thought we had added most things to the contract and due to buying the land privately had to to our finance application etc before…

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fmac
Dec 07, 2012 7:33 pm
Charnley
Charnley
6 December 2012

Re: Building with Gemmill Homes~ so close yet so far

Re: Building with Gemmill Homes~ so close yet so far
WA
1 ... 10, 11, 12

So glad you are all moved in and enjoting your new home. Paint selctions sound lovely.

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Charnley
Dec 06, 2012 10:27 pm
Charnley
CBPH
CBPH
6 December 2012

House framing defects, saving on inspections?

House framing defects, saving on inspections?
VIC

I think what is worse than the building comission is when builders say "No problems, go to the building comission" as a retort to their shady work!

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CBPH
Dec 06, 2012 8:32 pm
Rikster
Rikster
6 December 2012

Riksters place - Kid's play area

Riksters place - Kid's play area
NSW
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Do you mind giving me the link to wher you got the spotty boxes from please? We are getting those shelves from ikea too but i dont really like…

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Rikster
Dec 06, 2012 7:48 pm
Rikster
leighton
leighton
6 December 2012

Fed up with our sustainable building designer

Fed up with our sustainable building designer
1, 2

Hi sorry to hear about your problems with the designer. Seems like a VCAT case for damages. Good luck. It is never easy. There are a couple of very specific things here.…

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leighton
Dec 06, 2012 9:21 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
6 December 2012

Narrow lot 10x30. Any help?

Narrow lot 10x30. Any help?
NSW

I love helping people with narrow block problems. Why? it is often a challenge, and I love a challenge. cheers

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leighton
Dec 06, 2012 8:53 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
6 December 2012

Poetic_slave & Lamoos25 ‘s House…our progress

Poetic_slave & Lamoos25 ‘s House…our progress
VIC
1, 2

Queries on narrow blocks are interesting. Any more here on narrow blocks?

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leighton
Dec 06, 2012 8:50 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
6 December 2012

Narrow blocks

Narrow blocks
SA

The major issue that people face with narrow blocks is the availability of an appropriately skilled and experienced designer. Enter the age of the Designer-Builder. You…

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leighton
Dec 06, 2012 8:49 am
leighton
poohbear
poohbear
6 December 2012

legal costs for land and building contract

legal costs for land and building contract
QLD

Thanks for the input guys, i was quoted for about 1000ish for going through the land contract + searches, and also another 500 for going through the building contract. I…

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poohbear
Dec 05, 2012 11:01 pm
sammymac
sammymac
5 December 2012

Anyone got a WINDSPRAY or WOODLAND GREY colorbond roof?

Anyone got a WINDSPRAY or WOODLAND GREY colorbond roof?
SA
1, 2, 3

Thanks! Thats actually the facade we ended up choosing ::lol:: They wouldn't let us have a black glossy door, so we've just got a shale grey door for now.. We will paint it later :-)

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sammymac
Dec 05, 2012 9:05 pm
sammymac
najjaci
najjaci
4 December 2012

Buying land in the St Geroge area and building a duplex.

Buying land in the St Geroge area and building a duplex.
NSW

Hi all, First post, been browsing the forums for a week or two now. I'm looking at buying land within the St George area. I've found a house that really appeals to…

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najjaci
Dec 04, 2012 9:01 pm
ozzykel84
ozzykel84
4 December 2012

Byford, WA...What's it like to live there?

Byford, WA...What's it like to live there?
WA

Thanks Kerry Ann, very excited! Looking forward to the adventure however very apprehensive as I know it will be quiet a stressful time for us. We are from Qld and…

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ozzykel84
Dec 04, 2012 11:23 am
ozzykel84
PS_Sirocco7
PS_Sirocco7
4 December 2012

Building to lockup

Building to lockup
ACT

Keep shopping around with the builders. I live in a regional area so the cost is also high for us to build. However, for around 315K Im getting a 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom,…

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PS_Sirocco7
Dec 04, 2012 8:31 am
PS_Sirocco7
arunmsel
arunmsel
3 December 2012

Elegant Living and Homes

Elegant Living and Homes
VIC

Hi All I got quotes from Elegant & Living Homes to build the House Can anyone share me your experiences with this Builder ? :th:

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arunmsel
Dec 03, 2012 10:14 pm
LaraLee
LaraLee
3 December 2012

Great Builder in Melbourne

Great Builder in Melbourne
VIC

Hi...ive noticed on this forum some people having bad experiences with builders just want to share my experience. We recently had our new house built by Xavier Homes…

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LaraLee
Dec 03, 2012 8:02 pm
Pugs
Pugs
3 December 2012

SMART WIRED

SMART WIRED
VIC

TV cabling has nothing to do with the NBN/ Smart Wiring or as it is better known as Structured Cabling ie netowrk aka Data sockets/ points

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Pugs
Dec 03, 2012 4:46 pm
Pugs
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Whytee
Dec 03, 2012 2:09 pm
jpc
jpc
3 December 2012

How much did you spend on upgrades?

How much did you spend on upgrades?
QLD

Our contract price came in $56,700 above the base price of the house however we have 29k in site costs. The majority of the extra cost was added on during quote stage…

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jpc
Dec 03, 2012 11:20 am
moxie
moxie
3 December 2012

Help choosing a demolition company

Help choosing a demolition company
VIC

Are you in Melbourne? We have 2 quotes so far from Hughes & Demolition Depot - both similar. They were organised by our builder. We are waiting on 2 more - recommended…

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moxie
Dec 03, 2012 10:24 am


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