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MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
1 May 2013

stupid question

stupid question
SA

We got to point out where to put them at the pre-start meeting.

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MalinViktoria
May 01, 2013 5:05 pm
MalinViktoria
Moderntreehouse
Moderntreehouse
1 May 2013

Building in Cornubia QLD- The start

Building in Cornubia QLD- The start
QLD

Hello HomeOne friends! Where to start?!? Hmm.... Well, My husband and I just sold our first home that we built together 4 years ago and we are super excited, because we…

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Moderntreehouse
May 01, 2013 3:24 pm
snowing
snowing
1 May 2013

Builders margin

Builders margin

It's ok. At least at some stage someone will ask the same question. :)

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snowing
May 01, 2013 2:21 pm
Jm14
Jm14
1 May 2013

Advise please.... building with henley Problem...

Advise please.... building with henley Problem...
VIC

Hi aston boy, thanks for the reply... Nope were not on a bushfire area, thanks goodness... Saves me a few thousands of$. We didnt asked to extend the slab. We will see…

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838
Jm14
May 01, 2013 1:25 pm

Buying unregistered (Pre DA) in kellyville Ridge

Buying unregistered (Pre DA) in kellyville Ridge
NSW

Thank you cyclosarin for your reply. It is a house and land package but the builder does not own the land. The land is owned by a private developer who has some kind of…

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Nabrolkellyville
May 01, 2013 11:28 am
K4neX
K4neX
1 May 2013

Cranbourne - Bushfire Zone

Cranbourne - Bushfire Zone
VIC

I am still looking at different estates. However, I found the map tool from the vic government and it looks like most parts of Cranbourne are not in the bush fire zone anymore.

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K4neX
May 01, 2013 9:36 am
paulw11
paulw11
1 May 2013

Bamboo flooring - which way to lay?

Bamboo flooring - which way to lay?
WA

In our last house we had a floating floor (not bamboo) and it was OK but it did creak a little in areas where there was a large expanse of floor. When we built our new…

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paulw11
May 01, 2013 8:41 am
1rocky
1rocky
1 May 2013

Building @ Madeley (WA) with RedInk

Building @ Madeley (WA) with RedInk
WA

all the best for handover and congrats you are so close now

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1rocky
May 01, 2013 5:20 am

Piara Waters, Harrisdale or Wellard, WA

Piara Waters, Harrisdale or Wellard, WA
WA

I'm wondering what you know about Leda Primary. Good, Bad, Terrible? We're at a state school now and are really happy. If you don't recommend…

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Wellard2ndTimers
May 01, 2013 2:46 am
blacklab
blacklab
30 April 2013

Worried about our slab :-( - With Photo's

Worried about our slab :-( - With Photo's
SA

Hey guys, Just thought i would let you know that i emailed the construction manager with photos over the weekend and they replied today stating what they believed caused…

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blacklab
May 01, 2013 12:36 am
fmac
fmac
30 April 2013

Exterior Colour Schemes using Colorbond Monument

Exterior Colour Schemes using Colorbond Monument
WA

It isn't my house!! Twice the size of ours. It is an Aussie display in alkimos. Pretty sure the garage is jarrah. I think the roof tiles are stella but i could be…

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fmac
May 01, 2013 12:31 am
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LittleWing
Apr 30, 2013 8:38 pm
LittleWing
Balified
Balified
30 April 2013

The Chesterfield at Oran Park

The Chesterfield at Oran Park
NSW

Hi mzrex, We're building the Chesterfield Grande' Elite in the Vermont Estate, Pitt Town. We hope to be approved this week. Our cost came back at just under $400k, but…

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Balified
Apr 30, 2013 8:34 pm
Balified
shopgirl
shopgirl
30 April 2013

Allcastle Homes

Allcastle Homes
NSW

Tile is supplied by beautiful tiles

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shopgirl
Apr 30, 2013 4:00 pm
Ariosto
Ariosto
30 April 2013

House of Wisdom at Stonecutters Ridge

House of Wisdom at Stonecutters Ridge
NSW
1, 2

I knew about council and water rates , but I missed the point about the interest on the drawdown with the mortgage. Makes it tough if you are renting like we do then have…

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Ariosto
Apr 30, 2013 1:53 pm
Ariosto
LittleWing
LittleWing
29 April 2013

What are my rights?

What are my rights?
VIC

I know exactly what you mean, every step is so stressful. The developers are usually pretty good about honouring their incentives despite…

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LittleWing
Apr 29, 2013 11:06 pm
LittleWing
daveinthehills
daveinthehills
29 April 2013

NBN ... Confused

NBN ... Confused
NSW
1, 2

Yeah opticomm includes free to air, but you are locked into them as a retailer. NBN is wholesale, so you need a retailer that offers IPTV. some already do, but not the…

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daveinthehills
Apr 29, 2013 8:46 pm
bashworth
bashworth
29 April 2013

Non-starter?

Non-starter?
QLD

It would appear so - $4211 included on the quote for "reinforced concrete slab with FFL to Engineers's detail for Soil Classification…

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302
bashworth
Apr 29, 2013 6:01 pm
bashworth
nervousdude
nervousdude
29 April 2013

Baulkham Hills Council Approval Period

Baulkham Hills Council Approval Period
NSW

Thanks @daveinthehills, our approval finally came throug and yes the council was sitting on for about 3 months. I don't know why BW went to council instead of CDC, after…

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nervousdude
Apr 29, 2013 4:48 pm
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JB1
Apr 29, 2013 2:20 pm
nugget
nugget
28 April 2013

My Masterton Nightmare

My Masterton Nightmare
NSW

Paulevan,i know how you feel as we have also had major issues with this builder,the people that they send out to fix anything end up making things worse as M just want to…

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nugget
Apr 28, 2013 10:23 pm
ktktq3
ktktq3
28 April 2013

Building contract

Building contract
VIC

We recently asked for a copy of a preliminary contract when we signed with Celebrations they did not supply us with a copy until i asked for it about 8 weeks after they…

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ktktq3
Apr 28, 2013 8:02 pm
hampy87
hampy87
28 April 2013

Anyone building at Mt Holden, Sunbury VIC?

Anyone building at Mt Holden, Sunbury VIC?
VIC

Sorry to bring up the old thread, but after over two and half years of waiting titles have been released for Stage Two building to commence in mid May.

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hampy87
Apr 28, 2013 7:43 pm
_lucinda
_lucinda
28 April 2013

Selections Choices - Are you bound to what's in the book?

Selections Choices - Are you bound to what's in the book?
SA
1, 2

You'd think they'd have their own colours in the gold range but c'est la vie. Thanks for the luck, hachy, I think I'm going to need it.

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_lucinda
Apr 28, 2013 5:08 pm
_lucinda
JJJ000
JJJ000
28 April 2013

New home contract arrangements to save money

New home contract arrangements to save money
QLD

Hi all, So I want to build a new home with a builder acting as a construction manager and basically working on a schedule of rates as per chain 3 in the attached document…

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JJJ000
Apr 28, 2013 2:24 pm
Lourance
Lourance
27 April 2013

Building Contract Information guide

Building Contract Information guide
VIC

Just worth a read for people about to sign up for a new home and some things to consider about the contract (its in contract form but has some nice info in it). link to…

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Lourance
Apr 27, 2013 3:28 pm
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navs
Apr 27, 2013 2:09 pm
rex777
rex777
27 April 2013

Roofing - which way to go?

Roofing - which way to go?
ACT

I'm going against the flow here and say tiles. I have lived in a house with a metal roof and when it rained, you couldn't have a conversation or watch tv - and we had…

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rex777
Apr 27, 2013 1:06 pm
rex777
33Home
33Home
27 April 2013

Corner Block Dual Occ - Shallow Site Design

Corner Block Dual Occ - Shallow Site Design
NSW

First post here and super excited to have finally found a block to build on! We are developing a corner block in the Sutherland Shire in Sydney, creating a dual occ by…

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179
33Home
Apr 27, 2013 12:30 pm
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
27 April 2013

Internal sliding doors versus traditional doors

Internal sliding doors versus traditional doors
ACT

I think normal doors is preferable, but sometimes it's just not ideal. We have a sliding door for our ensuite, just because if we had a normal door we would lose too much…

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MalinViktoria
Apr 27, 2013 10:54 am
MalinViktoria
Vatche
Vatche
27 April 2013

Building the Masterton Palladian Manor - The journey begins.

Building the Masterton Palladian Manor - The journey begins.
NSW

I can't praise Lynne from Masterton enough. I must have run a million questions and variations past her, and nothing was too much…

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Vatche
Apr 27, 2013 10:19 am
Vatche
bridget_m
bridget_m
26 April 2013

Smart wiring...

Smart wiring...
WA

Meeting with intelligent home set up for next Friday. Luckily we haven't left it too late (just!!) still not 100% sure on what it is that we need hoping they will guide…

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bridget_m
Apr 27, 2013 12:40 am
bridget_m
tim_k
tim_k
26 April 2013

Builder going over finish date

Builder going over finish date
VIC

Depends- in the contract is there allowances for extra time due to weather etc?

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142
tim_k
Apr 26, 2013 8:13 pm
tezzab
tezzab
26 April 2013

Internal insulation

Internal insulation
VIC

No problem. Yes, insulation will help. There may be better options, a bit pricier than Pinks, but less than " Sound Batts ". Fluffy is fine, Gold Batts, Autex or Tontine,…

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tezzab
Apr 26, 2013 6:29 pm
tezzab
-MrsM-
-MrsM-
26 April 2013

Trees within building envelope

Trees within building envelope
QLD

If it was solely up to me I'd just be forking out the extra 40k for the other block as it is completely flat, trees…

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-MrsM-
Apr 26, 2013 5:06 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
26 April 2013

22,000 l Rain Tank......Best way to use it

22,000 l Rain Tank......Best way to use it
SA

....if I were you, I'd put in a mains tap for the EverPure HiFlow filter (use it for drinking/cooking, but not cleaning/washing), and optionally…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Apr 26, 2013 3:28 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
carmania
carmania
26 April 2013

Hairline Cracks... should i be concerned?

Hairline Cracks... should i be concerned?
VIC

Hi mr.21, I am no expert. I am a tradesman and would suggest that these hairline cracks are "NORMAL" Concrete, is a very unforgiving product. As the earth/soil expands…

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carmania
Apr 26, 2013 1:42 am
kifaya
kifaya
25 April 2013

Photo Montage for Council

Photo Montage for Council
NSW

We're with Pittwater Council.

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kifaya
Apr 25, 2013 7:53 pm
kifaya
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our dream home
Apr 25, 2013 2:28 pm
MicWoo7982
MicWoo7982
25 April 2013

Color Selection at Cosham Interiors - Done!!!!

Color Selection at Cosham Interiors - Done!!!!
VIC

Hi All So sorry for the delay in replying - been so busy with work. Anyways, we've posted tons of pictures in our blog. Feel free to let us know your thoughts... :)

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MicWoo7982
Apr 25, 2013 2:20 pm
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
25 April 2013

Grout for tiles

Grout for tiles
NSW

We have white grout in our current shower and had it colour sealed by a professional. It cost a bit but it was well worth it as it simply wipes clean and it's still bright…

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265
HomeAngels
Apr 25, 2013 1:26 pm
HomeAngels
J+G
J+G
25 April 2013

Building Contract review

Building Contract review
VIC

Hi Animal, Thank you for your advice. I will definitely get my solicitor to look at it and probably get private inspector to review it also. Not sure which private…

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J+G
Apr 25, 2013 12:42 pm
dragonchild
dragonchild
25 April 2013

retaining wall

retaining wall
NSW

I have a retaining wall at the back of my block - given the developer is doing the fence, I'm assuming the fence will be on top of the wall. However, what it will look…

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dragonchild
Apr 25, 2013 2:07 am
dragonchild
hachy
hachy
24 April 2013

Building in Mount Barker

Building in Mount Barker
SA

Hi, We aren't building in mt barker but nuriootpa. Our septic is costing $5200 for a 4250ltr tank.

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hachy
Apr 24, 2013 9:41 pm
hachy
hachy
hachy
24 April 2013

fencing question

fencing question
SA

Ideally yes it would be nice to get along with neighbours. Have heard that one in particular is trouble.

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hachy
Apr 24, 2013 9:28 pm
hachy
turtleschell
turtleschell
24 April 2013

Slope in liquid limestone path?

Slope in liquid limestone path?
WA

I recently had my poured limestone done, driveway and path to front door. There is a slope where the path connects to the driveway. It's a horrible slope, it looks flat on…

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131
turtleschell
Apr 24, 2013 8:38 pm
happytaurus
happytaurus
24 April 2013

Electrical company to install downlights

Electrical company to install downlights
WA

Great thank you so much! Very excited! I'm going to do some serious shopping for our downlights now :)

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880
happytaurus
Apr 24, 2013 1:16 pm
namweng
namweng
24 April 2013

PCI Handover Henley Homes

PCI Handover Henley Homes
VIC

Thanks for the advice guys. We are having our PCI next Tuesday. In total it would of taken about 7 months but less Xmas and supervisor swap. The new supervisor is…

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namweng
Apr 24, 2013 12:16 pm
1sttimebuilding2012
1sttimebuilding2012
24 April 2013

Kellyville Ridge Valuation

Kellyville Ridge Valuation
NSW

Challenge the bank... Or maybe try a different bank... Or be like us, suck it up, it was a flat block, the right size, in the right location for us. Is the land developer…

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1sttimebuilding2012
Apr 24, 2013 11:03 am


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