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albanga
albanga
25 June 2013

List of all items\materials to consider when building?

List of all items\materials to consider when building?
VIC

Thanks lmille32 :D This is a great start! Our house is a 1950's brick which i do not think i will draw much inspiration from but i will definitely take your list to homes…

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albanga
Jun 25, 2013 11:57 am
mackasmatt
mackasmatt
25 June 2013

Affordable Living - House and Land Package Selections

Affordable Living - House and Land Package Selections
WA

They've told us now we can have want we want providing my neighbour agrees to it, which they think they won't do. Alternatively they've given us an option of a second…

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mackasmatt
Jun 25, 2013 11:31 am
Jayney35
Jayney35
24 June 2013

Waiting six weeks for slab pour, seven weeks for bricklayer?

Waiting six weeks for slab pour, seven weeks for bricklayer?
WA

Thanks Tracyw, I was still optimistic at 6 weeks. But hearing that they turned away single operator brickies made me pretty annoyed.

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Jayney35
Jun 24, 2013 11:24 pm
animal
animal
24 June 2013

Frame-less house options

Frame-less house options
VIC

I think some of your points can be solved. My 2 cents: Our pest bloke gave good advice (I happen to have known him for over a decade). If you get the design right, get…

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animal
Jun 24, 2013 10:25 pm
superhouse
superhouse
24 June 2013

Semi-detached house knock down & rebuild

Semi-detached house knock down & rebuild
SA

Hi superhouse. We thought about this for a bit but tbh it's a bit of a bother as the common wall is shared and being able to detach the…

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superhouse
Jun 24, 2013 9:02 pm
frisky123
frisky123
24 June 2013

Eden Brae - Shefield builders

Eden Brae - Shefield builders
NSW

Hi Jason, We were thinking of buying at Eden Grange in Riverstone too. The house and land packages sound very reasonable. I was wondering…

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frisky123
Jun 24, 2013 9:01 pm
Ari
Ari
24 June 2013

Paid Final Payment, but no Keys??

Paid Final Payment, but no Keys??
WA

Final payment is normally done by bank cheque to avoid that issue. Not sure what on earth your bank was thinking. Good luck with getting the keys soon. Hopefully they…

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Ari
Jun 24, 2013 8:55 pm
Renski
Renski
24 June 2013

Anyone building in Sydney with a BAL 29 or 19 rating $$$$

Anyone building in Sydney with a BAL 29 or 19 rating $$$$
NSW

Just wondering if anyone can tell me what the extra cost of building with a BAL 19 or 29 can cost.. Please tell me area, size of house and builder it's with. Eden Brae…

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Renski
Jun 24, 2013 5:32 pm
jasons girl
jasons girl
24 June 2013

Builders extra cost for tiling

Builders extra cost for tiling
WA

It depends a lot on the set up with the builder and the tiler. We had a mosaic tile on mesh as a feature tile in the bathroom and the extra charges had to be organised…

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jasons girl
Jun 24, 2013 9:28 am
momomo
momomo
23 June 2013

Aveling Communication

Aveling Communication
WA

How are you coming along now, arayasam? You must be at lock up or close to it by now? :)

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momomo
Jun 23, 2013 8:09 pm
momomo
leighton
leighton
23 June 2013

Lowering Bal 12.5 at Middleton Grange

Lowering Bal 12.5 at Middleton Grange
NSW

If you are on the map, you are going to be BAL 12.5. Not too expensive though.

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leighton
Jun 23, 2013 6:28 pm
leighton
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Ricaaaa
Jun 23, 2013 3:56 pm
Ricaaaa
melissal
melissal
23 June 2013

Anyone using Masterwall in WA?

Anyone using Masterwall in WA?
WA

Thomas7 are you going with Masterwall? We are looking at a 2 storey house in Perth and are intersted in this product.

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melissal
Jun 23, 2013 12:01 pm

I have a pretty large dressing room and am trying to find companies to do the fitout for me. I previously had ikea Pax in walk in robe for another house and loved it but…

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BellaButterfly
Jun 23, 2013 9:37 am
BellaButterfly
TANGA
TANGA
22 June 2013

Allworth homes

Allworth homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

Anyone currently doing harmony entertainer?

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TANGA
Jun 22, 2013 11:55 pm
japansuki
japansuki
22 June 2013

MacDonald Jones impressions Package inclusions question

MacDonald Jones impressions Package inclusions question
NSW

Hello! Excited to be building my first home by the beach. Wanting advice on colour scheme for ensuite bathroom to reflect a 'seaside' feel but using included tiles/paint…

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japansuki
Jun 22, 2013 5:44 pm
animal
animal
22 June 2013

Did anyone give their site manager a gift?

Did anyone give their site manager a gift?
NSW

Beer - the only currency internationally recognised by the building and construction industry. (I bought three cartons yesterday ready to distribute to various trades…

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animal
Jun 22, 2013 4:15 pm
Amancharmar
Amancharmar
22 June 2013

Mt Barker Build - Crazy Confusion!

Mt Barker Build - Crazy Confusion!
SA
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Figured you probably had. Just thought I'd bring it up coz things get kind of blurry sometimes in this process. Good luck with it whatever you decide.

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Amancharmar
Jun 22, 2013 2:02 pm
Amancharmar
LynneY
LynneY
22 June 2013

Anyone have pics of 'evening haze' render or surfmist?

Anyone have pics of 'evening haze' render or surfmist?
SA

Hi Smarty pants. That would be great if you could send a pic. Thanks so much! :)

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LynneY
Jun 22, 2013 12:12 pm
cedes75
cedes75
21 June 2013

Perth WA - Builders List

Perth WA - Builders List
WA

Scott Park Group is actually Redink (M) Redink South West and 101 Residential (H), he sold off Scott Park Homes that's now Homebuyers WA, and don't know about Blue Print…

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cedes75
Jun 21, 2013 10:04 pm
cedes75
cedes75
21 June 2013

Hearing from CLO or SS

Hearing from CLO or SS
WA

Weirdly I was walking out of work this afternoon and had a missed call from Redink, it was our CLO introducing herself and telling us what will be happening next, made it happen!!!

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cedes75
Jun 21, 2013 8:17 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
21 June 2013

HELP!!!!! ROOF PLUMBING/down-pipe issues

HELP!!!!! ROOF PLUMBING/down-pipe issues
WA

Hard to say without being on site. Have you tried to hear the drip's location? One issue I have often found is when the elbow's horizontal (bottom) section has an…

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SaveH2O
Jun 21, 2013 8:08 pm
SaveH2O
MD87
MD87
21 June 2013

Advice on builders - Clearview Homes

Advice on builders - Clearview Homes
VIC

Hi everyone, first time poster, been on here for a bit. My fiance and I are looking at building our first home in Plumpton, VIC. We are thinking of using Clearview…

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MD87
Jun 21, 2013 5:33 pm
soakedblonde
soakedblonde
21 June 2013

Chuffy's Bedfordale Build: advice needed!

Chuffy's Bedfordale Build: advice needed!
WA
1 ... 42, 43, 44

Well hellllllllllllooooo Chuffy ::lol:: I almost fell off my chair when I got the notification email for your thread :lol: :lol: :lol:

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soakedblonde
Jun 21, 2013 3:30 pm
soakedblonde
Forg
Forg
21 June 2013

Driveway recommendations

Driveway recommendations
NSW

I cannot recommend personally, because we're not at that stage yet ... but the landscaper I was talking to told me I should contact Fabian of Fabcrete.

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Forg
Jun 21, 2013 12:32 pm
bhavesh85
bhavesh85
21 June 2013

Building with Henley in Eucalypt

Building with Henley in Eucalypt
VIC

Hi All, I am planning to build with Henley in Eucalypt estate wollert (Northern Suburb). Is anyone else building in eucalypt estate as well? or with henley? Just wanted…

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bhavesh85
Jun 21, 2013 11:36 am
Vetra43
Vetra43
21 June 2013

Floor tilers around Doreen/Mernda please?

Floor tilers around Doreen/Mernda please?
VIC

Hi, Am in the process of building a new house in laurimar estate in doreen with Carlisle Homes and thinking of doing floor tiling after handover. Are there any good…

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Vetra43
Jun 21, 2013 10:21 am
nhrdesign
nhrdesign
21 June 2013

Recommend Project Builder Sunshine Coast

Recommend Project Builder Sunshine Coast
QLD

Have a look at NHR Design Built Homes for a . A Family run business for over 20 years.

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nhrdesign
Jun 21, 2013 9:16 am
rhiles
rhiles
20 June 2013

Henley Lexington Q2 Build - Selandra Rise, Clyde North, VIC

Henley Lexington Q2 Build - Selandra Rise, Clyde North, VIC
VIC

Hi Erin/Scott, The discount was negotiated during the tender process (before the colour appointment). We also negotiated a complimentary drive…

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rhiles
Jun 20, 2013 2:24 pm
BB13
BB13
20 June 2013

Somerfield Estate (VIC) Telstra Velocity

Somerfield Estate (VIC) Telstra Velocity
VIC

Im in stage 1F house complete, can i still get the credit now from somerfield?

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BB13
Jun 20, 2013 1:51 pm
Hamilton23
Hamilton23
20 June 2013

Home Frame Mold Issue

Home Frame Mold Issue
QLD

Maybe get your own private inspector to check the frame? Then if they think it needs to be rectified and you have it in an official report, you might have an easier time…

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Hamilton23
Jun 20, 2013 1:13 pm
bcalfi
bcalfi
20 June 2013

Colorbond Bushland.....getting rarer(In Perth)

Colorbond Bushland.....getting rarer(In Perth)
WA

I like bushland our shed at our soon for sale house is bushland I hope you can get it

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bcalfi
Jun 20, 2013 11:08 am
bcalfi
sydneylandscaper
sydneylandscaper
20 June 2013

House not compliant due to builder error. What to do?

House not compliant due to builder error. What to do?
NSW

Hi, I have recently signed an a contract here in Sydney with a builder. At the time of the choosing the house we gave them the land survey along with covenants in the…

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sydneylandscaper
Jun 20, 2013 10:36 am
Tim_Inspired
Tim_Inspired
20 June 2013

tv antenna installation pricing

tv antenna installation pricing

I used to work for Melb TV antennas. Average price for an antenna is $150-$180 including mount and pole. That is for a digital antenna coming off Mt Dandenong towers. I…

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Tim_Inspired
Jun 20, 2013 9:18 am
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SamAndTony
Jun 19, 2013 8:11 pm
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
19 June 2013

Please help with copy of plan

Please help with copy of plan
VIC

Thanks for your quick reponses. Forgot to mention that we only want a single storey house (cheaper to build and less maintenance). Our land…

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Bluesuede
Jun 19, 2013 6:21 pm
Bluesuede
Forg
Forg
19 June 2013

Solar passive build SA builder recommendations?

Solar passive build SA builder recommendations?
SA

Are you working to trying acheive a certain energy star rating or just going with a design you will know will work for your…

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Forg
Jun 19, 2013 4:57 pm
Jubes
Jubes
19 June 2013

is anyone building or recently built in brookwater?

is anyone building or recently built in brookwater?
QLD

Hi piranha, This post is super old but hopefully you still see this. I'm in the same situation and have just put in an offer for land and looking for suitable builder. …

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Jubes
Jun 19, 2013 7:50 am
thewind2
thewind2
18 June 2013

Which high end custom builders?

Which high end custom builders?
VIC

Thanks for the replies and opinions guys, i will have a chat with the mentioned builders and see how it all goes!

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thewind2
Jun 18, 2013 1:29 pm
Metroid
Metroid
18 June 2013

fairhaven homes

fairhaven homes
VIC

Hey Roadliner any update on how you are progressing?

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Metroid
Jun 18, 2013 8:20 am
Forg
Forg
18 June 2013

Rawson Homes Suppliers Bonus

Rawson Homes Suppliers Bonus
NSW

Thread From The Dead! The people we're (most likely) building with have had the same "bonus" / "special" for 18 months at the least. I don't know how it qualifies as a…

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Forg
Jun 18, 2013 8:08 am
macmanluke
macmanluke
17 June 2013

boundary survey

boundary survey
SA

that would be nice

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macmanluke
Jun 17, 2013 10:46 pm
cinder
cinder
17 June 2013

Moving overhead phone line to underground

Moving overhead phone line to underground
VIC

Sorry, no idea which forum this belongs in. As we're doing a knockdown/rebuild, we wondered if we could take the opportunity to move the phone line from overhead to…

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cinder
Jun 17, 2013 10:24 am
cinder
The How To Studio
The How To Studio
17 June 2013

Building a small home on a tight budget

Building a small home on a tight budget
NSW

I agree with the other posts and you should be able to build your home for your budget. Allow about $1,500-$1,800 per M2 of average standards. Your idea of saving on…

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The How To Studio
Jun 17, 2013 9:43 am
The How To Studio
BrownKokonut
BrownKokonut
17 June 2013

!Do we pay invoice even when theres defects in the build?

!Do we pay invoice even when theres defects in the build?
VIC

I was thinking since I've raised an issue that 7 days does not apply but perhaps a clause in the contract would still obligate me to pay them . just wondering what is the…

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BrownKokonut
Jun 17, 2013 1:06 am
ref_kt
ref_kt
17 June 2013

security options for a corner house

security options for a corner house
WA
1, 2

Dogs and good lighting are the best deterrents. If it was me and I was that concerned I would be looking at motion activated lights, monitored silent alarm (Police will…

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ref_kt
Jun 17, 2013 12:06 am
ref_kt
bashworth
bashworth
16 June 2013

Easements are allowed in 900mm setback?

Easements are allowed in 900mm setback?
NSW

If the pipe is 600mm deep in a 1.2m easement the zone of influence is all within the easement. That means a foundation at the edge of the easement can be at existing…

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bashworth
Jun 16, 2013 6:21 pm
bashworth
radiuz
radiuz
16 June 2013

Double storey home - L/W foam/polystyrene for first floor?

Double storey home - L/W foam/polystyrene for first floor?
VIC

We built a 2 storey custom home and have eps foam cladding on the upper storey and a mix of face brick and render on the lower level. Advantages of foam cladding is that…

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radiuz
Jun 16, 2013 4:13 pm



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