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rivkid
rivkid
11 February 2013

Anyone built with Ownit homes in QLD recently???

Anyone built with Ownit homes in QLD recently???
QLD

Hi, I'm looking for any feedback on them as a residential builder. Cheers

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rivkid
Feb 11, 2013 9:15 pm
seven777
seven777
11 February 2013

Anyone building with Elderton Homes

Anyone building with Elderton Homes
NSW

Hi all, Im new to the forum and trying to find as much info as I currently building with Elderton too. So far so good, I do noticed the slow start but i dont mind because…

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seven777
Feb 11, 2013 8:48 pm
sammymac
sammymac
11 February 2013

Pierlite Starburst LED - Cool or Warm?

Pierlite Starburst LED - Cool or Warm?
SA

Thank you for your response :-) Given that that the scale says that 4000k is almost in the middle, perhaps its more of a natural light?

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sammymac
Feb 11, 2013 4:46 pm
sammymac
munta
munta
11 February 2013

HIA Top 100 Builders List

HIA Top 100 Builders List
NSW

massive likes to this comment !!

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munta
Feb 11, 2013 4:20 pm
dragonchild
dragonchild
11 February 2013

Question on Porter Davis build - spa and appliances

Question on Porter Davis build - spa and appliances
VIC

The spa option for the Marina 41 lists the Decina Angelique 1495 corner spa. I think the oval spa you see on some plans (the Waldorf comes to mind) is the Decina Duo. Here…

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dragonchild
Feb 11, 2013 2:15 pm
dragonchild
robin2013
robin2013
11 February 2013

building a balcony

building a balcony
VIC

the roof is meant for a balcony....do you have any balcony ideas, like putting balustrade or timber or glass?

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robin2013
Feb 11, 2013 1:04 pm
Dexter
Dexter
11 February 2013

Help: question on site levels

Help: question on site levels
WA

Hi fellow forum members, please could you give your opinion on the following: Both my neighbours houses have slightly sunken driveways so to avoid that I have added…

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Dexter
Feb 11, 2013 11:51 am
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Rouse30
Feb 11, 2013 11:35 am
lmille32
lmille32
11 February 2013

Large builder or small - price advice

Large builder or small - price advice
WA

Don't forget that many of the smaller builders will allow you to shop around and pick up bargains yourself. This can make you some savings and you can get what you really…

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lmille32
Feb 10, 2013 11:36 pm
lmille32
kasyd
kasyd
10 February 2013

Wisdom Homes Knockdown/Rebuild - anyone done this already?

Wisdom Homes Knockdown/Rebuild - anyone done this already?
NSW

Thanks for the advice. All very helpful. We are basically just attempting to keep our upfront costs minimised as this house seems to tick most of the boxes as far as she…

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kasyd
Feb 10, 2013 7:41 pm
kasyd
CC101
CC101
10 February 2013

Building with redink homes

Building with redink homes
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

hi Aries24 - how are you going? How did u go with your maintenance issues. I hope everything is sorted out for you. I still have a long list of building issues that…

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CC101
Feb 10, 2013 1:37 pm
tompab
tompab
10 February 2013

Inspectors for which stages? Who to hire? [BRIS]

Inspectors for which stages? Who to hire? [BRIS]
QLD

We didn't end up getting any inspector for the first stage (slab). But the second stage is about to finish shortly (frame) and we are thinking maybe we'll get one for this…

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tompab
Feb 10, 2013 11:38 am
Nikki_j
Nikki_j
9 February 2013

Plunkett special design home

Plunkett special design home
WA

After a extremely bad start to building with Plunkett we are finally on our way and are 1 week away from council for the second time. We are very happy with the new design…

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Nikki_j
Feb 09, 2013 3:02 pm
Rangi83
Rangi83
9 February 2013

Block Size 448m2

Block Size 448m2
VIC

I have been searching and searching the net and I think I am leaning towrds a 4 bedroom single from PD. Now just need to see how it would look on the block. Time to try…

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Rangi83
Feb 09, 2013 1:08 pm
Rangi83
Paul Hulbert
Paul Hulbert
9 February 2013

Red Ink Home Avonlee Private Estate

Red Ink Home Avonlee Private Estate
WA

Redink have been brilliant. Only thing is a couple of their trades need a good boot. Have our 6 Month inspection done very soon have a few things that need to be looked…

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Paul Hulbert
Feb 09, 2013 10:56 am
Holmsweethome
Holmsweethome
9 February 2013

Building in honeywood, wandi, WA

Building in honeywood, wandi, WA
WA

Hi, We are building in Honeywood. We have chosen to build with Ross North, our sales agent is Peter Bagshaw. So far so good :D Those of you building in Honeywood, here…

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Holmsweethome
Feb 08, 2013 11:06 pm
building-expert
building-expert
8 February 2013

Footings costs & potential blowouts

Footings costs & potential blowouts
SA

Hi Tasha Firstly get a soil test report and secondly shop around with more than one builder and then try to negotiate a fixed price contract with the builder.

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building-expert
Feb 08, 2013 7:34 pm
building-expert
Staceys Embassy
Staceys Embassy
8 February 2013

Updated blog and slab supposed to be done next week!!!!!

Updated blog and slab supposed to be done next week!!!!!
VIC

have just updated our blog http://staceysembassy.blogspot.com.au/ The word on the street is that we should have a slab next week!! ::lol:: ::lol:: ::lol:: ::lol:: ::lol::

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Staceys Embassy
Feb 08, 2013 1:03 pm
elle
elle
8 February 2013

Anyone building through great living homes?

Anyone building through great living homes?
WA

We are thinking about going with them also..I have heard from a friend in the building industry that they are one of the better quality builders. Having said that I did…

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elle
Feb 08, 2013 9:08 am
sazzy91
sazzy91
8 February 2013

Anyone out there built with Great Living Homes ??

Anyone out there built with Great Living Homes ??
1, 2

Hi Mike How did the rest of your build go? I have been looking at GLH as an option but like others war abit concerned with the mixed reviews? How has the house gone…

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sazzy91
Feb 08, 2013 8:41 am
WildwoodDream
WildwoodDream
7 February 2013

Anyone building in Carramar (wa)

Anyone building in Carramar (wa)
WA

Hi guys, we have also just bought a block in Wildwood Estate! Building the Pacific with Redink Homes :)

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WildwoodDream
Feb 07, 2013 10:45 pm
fmac
fmac
7 February 2013

Temporary Accommodation

Temporary Accommodation
NSW

Sounds like a good plan! I hope you manage to find something that will suit you and your family till your lucky enough to move into your home :)

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fmac
Feb 07, 2013 7:03 pm
ugbug
ugbug
7 February 2013

Henley Homes Category 1 Bricks

Henley Homes Category 1 Bricks
VIC

Thanks. We have decided to cool off with the purchase, still deciding which builder to go with and which house plan to choose for a small 10.5m…

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ugbug
Feb 07, 2013 2:27 pm
ugbug
itzeddie
itzeddie
7 February 2013

Shorehaven Alkimos or Alkimos Beach - Help Please!

Shorehaven Alkimos or Alkimos Beach - Help Please!
WA

Also Alkimos Beach has a massive waste water treatment plan as part of the area that they are currently selling, that could have an effect on values?

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itzeddie
Feb 07, 2013 2:03 pm
itzeddie
gpoly
gpoly
7 February 2013

Practical Completion Soon. Stacker Slider concerns

Practical Completion Soon. Stacker Slider concerns
NSW

I'm nearing practical completion on my new home (about 4 weeks away). I have hired a building inspector for the various stages of the build and obviously he will be with…

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gpoly
Feb 07, 2013 1:56 pm
doubletoplei
doubletoplei
7 February 2013

Discussion on Entry passage width for narrow lots

Discussion on Entry passage width for narrow lots
VIC

Perhaps I can help illustrate with photos? The Met. sales staff explained the philosophy behind how they design their homes, which actually made…

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doubletoplei
Feb 07, 2013 11:43 am
kexkez
kexkez
6 February 2013

Where in n loving it,but heaps to do!!

Where in n loving it,but heaps to do!!
WA
1 ... 74, 75, 76

Hey KA glad you are settling in. What a crock.. having no lines, no decent net etc. Am going to have to go back through your pages and look at some picts of your house…

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kexkez
Feb 06, 2013 9:13 am
kexkez
elle
elle
5 February 2013

How do you know if you house is big enough!?

How do you know if you house is big enough!?
WA
1, 2

We are building on 5 acres so no need to worry about space to fit! I couldnt agree more! If you go back through my posts I have mentioned the bench in the kitchen that…

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elle
Feb 05, 2013 4:20 pm
wokwon
wokwon
5 February 2013

Off-brand light switch and powerpoint covers

Off-brand light switch and powerpoint covers
QLD

wokwon: If the grid is screwed down to the wall too tight, the grid distorts therefore the faceplate doesn't sit right. Thanks,…

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wokwon
Feb 05, 2013 1:26 pm
catjim
catjim
5 February 2013

How much power for Air-con is enough?

How much power for Air-con is enough?
NSW

Ours is the very biggest you can get for single phase power. You would need to speak to a professional for advice.

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catjim
Feb 05, 2013 11:59 am
bbuilder2012
bbuilder2012
5 February 2013

APG Yangebup APG build - PCI done, keys in 2 weeks!! Excitin

APG Yangebup APG build - PCI done, keys in 2 weeks!! Excitin
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Very true Treesea! PCI went really well, we had a heap of relatively minor stuff to be done and our SS was more than happy to get them all fixed. Looks like we'll be…

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bbuilder2012
Feb 05, 2013 9:22 am
mtz08
mtz08
5 February 2013

Stepdown to Garage - What are your opinions

Stepdown to Garage - What are your opinions
VIC

By the way, today I had a discussion with Big Kev about the stepdown to garage. He said he thinks that garage without stepdown is not ideal because…

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mtz08
Feb 05, 2013 8:22 am
Lilac
Lilac
5 February 2013

who pays road permit bond?

who pays road permit bond?
NSW

Yes, we paid ours too and hopefully will also get it back once completed.

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Lilac
Feb 05, 2013 8:03 am
mpt
mpt
4 February 2013

Cladding (weatherboard look)

Cladding (weatherboard look)
WA

Sorry Tash..another question for you...whats the name of the lining product you've used on the entrance? Looks fantastic! MJ

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mpt
Feb 04, 2013 5:03 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
4 February 2013

House framing, the lost art of setting out!

House framing, the lost art of setting out!
VIC

No, drawing a line on an image does not change the perspective with which it was taken through the lens. We can clearly see the shadowing. Any…

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ECOECO
Feb 04, 2013 1:29 pm
ECOECO
Jen1977
Jen1977
4 February 2013

HANDOVER - How clean was your house?

HANDOVER - How clean was your house?

I am seriously considering just hiring a professional cleaner to come through and do a thorough job, rather than wasting my own time. It shoudl be pretty…

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Jen1977
Feb 04, 2013 1:09 pm
VivianN
VivianN
4 February 2013

Standard Doors for 2550mm Ceiling Height?

Standard Doors for 2550mm Ceiling Height?
VIC

Thanks for the pic akashra! I'm reluctant to upgrade all the doors upstairs (as there are many more doors due to the all the bedrooms being upstairs) not to mention all…

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VivianN
Feb 04, 2013 1:02 pm
ShdowKat
ShdowKat
4 February 2013

How long for contracts Redinkers???

How long for contracts Redinkers???
WA

We had to wait about 4 weeks just to get booked in for pre start - But the build itself is going really quickly. We are always suprised when we visit our house on the…

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ShdowKat
Feb 04, 2013 12:38 pm
ShdowKat
simonpg
simonpg
4 February 2013

Plans for Quaker Barn kit from Wide Span Sheds

Plans for Quaker Barn kit from Wide Span Sheds
TAS

My neighbour has bought a 2nd hand but never erected Wide Span Sheds Quaker Barn kit. Unfortunately the previous owner lost the plans between receiving the kit some years…

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simonpg
Feb 04, 2013 11:55 am
kjw1116
kjw1116
4 February 2013

Land - signing contract subject to Soil Testing

Land - signing contract subject to Soil Testing
SA

Thanks for your advice. It's good to know that asking for a soil test and reduction for the included test is not an absurd request. Being new to this game I wasn't sure of…

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kjw1116
Feb 04, 2013 11:04 am
PS_Sirocco7
PS_Sirocco7
3 February 2013

Show us your walk through video of your new home

Show us your walk through video of your new home
NSW

Vatche - Good stuff :P dawesrus -Did you get it to work? It works fine for me.

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PS_Sirocco7
Feb 03, 2013 10:24 pm
PS_Sirocco7
misch22
misch22
3 February 2013

melinda's new home....

melinda's new home....
WA

Hi melc1001, Tell us a little about your build.

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misch22
Feb 03, 2013 7:28 pm
DSCDMC
DSCDMC
3 February 2013

Wollongong Council Garage Requirements

Wollongong Council Garage Requirements
NSW

Thanks grumblebum54 Dont like my chances either of getting around it but after a rethink and doing some measurements I think a 6mx6m garage would be much better for…

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DSCDMC
Feb 03, 2013 5:29 pm
FHB2013
FHB2013
3 February 2013

External Colour Choices

External Colour Choices
VIC

Have uploaded the images in the below link, any feedback will be helpfull http://s1300.beta.photobucket.com/user/FHB2013/library/

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FHB2013
Feb 03, 2013 1:55 pm
joles
joles
3 February 2013

Completion dates - when should I be told?

Completion dates - when should I be told?
VIC

They often don't like giving a date because things can change/go wrong very quickly and push the time out. Then you have irate customers who have ordered things post…

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joles
Feb 03, 2013 10:47 am
joles
jihaomou
jihaomou
2 February 2013

Shocked by land area difference, what can I do?

Shocked by land area difference, what can I do?
NSW

Rpdata can be wrong. Our land size for our lot has our next door neighbours land size on Rpdata. Also has next door neighbours house picture.…

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jihaomou
Feb 02, 2013 10:05 pm
Gardener
Gardener
2 February 2013

Tiler Labour cost in Sydney

Tiler Labour cost in Sydney
NSW

I can send you the contact details of the guy I used. He is a friends dad so obviously my cost was a little discounted. …

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Gardener
Feb 02, 2013 6:11 pm
akashra
akashra
2 February 2013

New Home building inspections. why??

New Home building inspections. why??
VIC

I've so far had an inspector do a frame and lock-up inspection, and while the list he found wasn't particularly long, some of the things he found weren't exactly minor…

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akashra
Feb 02, 2013 3:34 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
2 February 2013

Installing a rainwater tank as required by council.

Installing a rainwater tank as required by council.
SA

a year ago i was looking at installing a rainwater tank to our old house i had several costs from plumbers and the cost was…

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SaveH2O
Feb 02, 2013 2:50 pm
SaveH2O


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