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jasons girl
jasons girl
11 March 2013

Fence / Boundary issue - new build

Fence / Boundary issue - new build
NSW

I would also try to talk to Eden Brae directly. However another option is to contact council. My local council will instruct builders not to use other peoples land if…

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jasons girl
Mar 11, 2013 11:01 am
gpoly
gpoly
11 March 2013

Aircond installation

Aircond installation
NSW

Ok, I just went in and read the state code on this. The nominated distance is 450mm. BUT, there are noise level requirements that must be met. This will vary with each…

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gpoly
Mar 11, 2013 10:49 am
Jen1977
Jen1977
11 March 2013

Exterior colours

Exterior colours
NSW

Being in Newcastle you should have heaps of inspiration as there are many weatherboards around Newcastle. I love the grey and white colour scheme.

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Jen1977
Mar 11, 2013 9:42 am
1rocky
1rocky
11 March 2013

Upslope floor plans and elevations

Upslope floor plans and elevations

my block slopes up fro the road you can check it out on link below we have three levels to the house. a step up from garages to entry then steps to the back of…

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1rocky
Mar 11, 2013 8:49 am
pengruijun
pengruijun
9 March 2013

Soil classification and cost of footings

Soil classification and cost of footings
SA

Hi all, Has anyone built on a block of land that has E-D soil classification and if so how much did your footings end up costing. What would be…

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pengruijun
Mar 09, 2013 11:03 pm
hachy
hachy
9 March 2013

colour selections vouchers, construction services australia

colour selections vouchers, construction services australia
SA

does anyone know much about the use of the vouchers on the back of the colour selections book with construction services australia(hickinbotham and statesman)? do you get…

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hachy
Mar 09, 2013 3:43 pm
hachy
jihaomou
jihaomou
8 March 2013

Desperate even on the first step of house building

Desperate even on the first step of house building
NSW

Rawson refused to do my BIL's duplex, a few years ago before they got so busy. Additionally, not sure if we were talking with the same salesguy…

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jihaomou
Mar 08, 2013 11:08 pm
Davelle
Davelle
8 March 2013

Mount Barker SA

Mount Barker SA
SA

How exciting! :) PM'd you!

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Davelle
Mar 08, 2013 9:01 pm
Davelle
bashworth
bashworth
8 March 2013

Changes to house plan question??

Changes to house plan question??
WA

The earlier you make any changes the cheaper and easier it is likely to be.

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bashworth
Mar 08, 2013 3:56 pm
bashworth
PAB_34
PAB_34
8 March 2013

Simonds Home HIA Contract Alternative2 Progress Payment

Simonds Home HIA Contract Alternative2 Progress Payment
VIC

Really, almost 6 months to respond? Anyway, where to start..... The point I’m trying to…

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PAB_34
Mar 08, 2013 2:12 pm
PAB_34
turtleschell
turtleschell
8 March 2013

Innovative towel rail options?

Innovative towel rail options?
VIC

Wish I'd seen this thread before I requested two towel rings, seeing as there's no space for a towel rail. Probably would have saved $50 getting nothing and finding a rail…

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turtleschell
Mar 08, 2013 1:43 pm
turtleschell
turtleschell
8 March 2013

About to start building and worried about colors

About to start building and worried about colors
VIC

You have so much light brown (which I LOVE by the way) that I think your doors and door frames should be WHITE not wall colour, especially coz you said yourself you like…

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turtleschell
Mar 08, 2013 1:05 am
Bowskie
Bowskie
7 March 2013

Allcastle homes feedbacks

Allcastle homes feedbacks
NSW

They do it differently to most builders and you don't actually sign contracts until after council approval. So basically you go through council and jump through all the…

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Bowskie
Mar 07, 2013 9:53 pm
Mac25
Mac25
7 March 2013

Hartley 341 - Dennis Family Homes (College Views, Bundoora)

Hartley 341 - Dennis Family Homes (College Views, Bundoora)
VIC
1, 2

Thanks, we are now in! We had a few issues but they are happy to resolve, still not happy with a few things so will bring up at 6 month visit.

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Mac25
Mar 07, 2013 12:00 pm
1rocky
1rocky
7 March 2013

Need help with deciding on building design?

Need help with deciding on building design?
NSW

for investment i would be going for the 1x3 bed and the 1x2 bed. i feel you will have better rent potential. when renting out you need to look at rent return . also…

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1rocky
Mar 07, 2013 8:14 am
Stormy
Stormy
7 March 2013

Painting the garage floor

Painting the garage floor

No, not really, but it still does…

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Stormy
Mar 07, 2013 7:55 am
Stormy
building-expert
building-expert
7 March 2013

Anyone built or building with Dennis Family?

Anyone built or building with Dennis Family?

We do a lot of stage inspections and over the years we have seen a lot of good and bad workmanship. Dennis Family Homes almost never comes up on a complaint radar. That…

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building-expert
Mar 07, 2013 6:00 am
building-expert
laurentribolet
laurentribolet
7 March 2013

Exterior Render Colours

Exterior Render Colours
WA

I am Building in Alkimos - Amberton (NOR) in Perth. Land has just titled, settlement will be in a couple of weeks and then building commences 1 week or so after that.

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laurentribolet
Mar 07, 2013 1:19 am
Need2know
Need2know
6 March 2013

The Ponds Unregistered Land

The Ponds Unregistered Land
NSW

Hi All, This is my first post and would like to know if anyone else is building at Ponds. They have few unregistered plots left. As per Landcom office the plots will be…

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Need2know
Mar 06, 2013 9:37 pm
fairview
fairview
6 March 2013

Recent experience with Henley - luxury inclusions

Recent experience with Henley - luxury inclusions
VIC

Got the rainboots, deposits are down... guess it is all happening (slowly)!

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fairview
Mar 06, 2013 6:23 pm
offshore
offshore
6 March 2013

Mount My TV (Perth)

Mount My TV (Perth)
WA

Call your local licensed sparky.

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offshore
Mar 06, 2013 5:55 pm
staceyd
staceyd
6 March 2013

Batter adding exponentionally to site costs?

Batter adding exponentionally to site costs?
VIC

Than ks for the replies. After looking at the slope HomeAngels and delatite13 are on I've emailed chasing a better breakdown of what the costs are for. I'll try to post a…

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staceyd
Mar 06, 2013 2:00 pm
murphywei
murphywei
6 March 2013

Exterior Render - Solver White Cliffs - Example Photos?

Exterior Render - Solver White Cliffs - Example Photos?
SA

I have used whitecliffs as an interior paint and it goes well with Kedron Blue, Elephant and Charcoal. Ceckout solver website interior…

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murphywei
Mar 06, 2013 12:06 pm
ring09
ring09
6 March 2013

Our Retreat - New House Build

Our Retreat - New House Build
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

l was just going thru your pics to see that you have such great taste. A lot of our selections are the same or close such as the front door,…

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ring09
Mar 06, 2013 10:55 am
ring09
bashworth
bashworth
6 March 2013

Corner block setback in established area

Corner block setback in established area
NSW

The best thing to do is go and ask the council for your site. They are usually very helfull.

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bashworth
Mar 06, 2013 5:48 am
bashworth
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jamt007
Mar 06, 2013 12:15 am
ShdowKat
ShdowKat
5 March 2013

Arc Bamboo

Arc Bamboo
WA

Hi, hubby and I have decided to go for Arc bamboo flooring in Champagne colour for the main living areas/kitchen of our new house. Just wondering if anyone else has floors…

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ShdowKat
Mar 05, 2013 9:04 pm
ShdowKat
Homefinder
Homefinder
5 March 2013

Facade rejected by developer

Facade rejected by developer
VIC

Thanks for the information , I checked there are three more from where I can select with no fees but if they all are already used , then I might me on trouble to pay more…

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Homefinder
Mar 05, 2013 5:42 pm
Homefinder
newbuilder1
newbuilder1
5 March 2013

Building our dream home in Adelaide-Decorating :)

Building our dream home in Adelaide-Decorating :)
SA
1 ... 13, 14, 15

hey Keykens, Sorry I know I havent updated for AGES! still around but mainly snooping hehe. All going ok, front yard has been completed and now pretty established. Had…

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newbuilder1
Mar 05, 2013 1:10 pm
hachy
hachy
5 March 2013

Sales Rep

Sales Rep
SA

maybe give your rep a call if then nothing call head office to see if they can do something about it. hubby called our rep to ask about something friday then rep said no…

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hachy
Mar 05, 2013 12:06 pm
hachy
Nicci
Nicci
5 March 2013

Kazzbahs Redink Build

Kazzbahs Redink Build

Looking great. I am so jealous about the whole house rendered.

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Nicci
Mar 05, 2013 11:42 am
meowsy
meowsy
5 March 2013

very basic question

very basic question
VIC

ok, thanks everyone. mtz, that is a good point. I have found some agents have encouraged me to sit down with them to go through our needs and put some pricing together,…

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meowsy
Mar 05, 2013 7:27 am
meowsy
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
4 March 2013

Recessed Ceiling lights and LEDs for dummies - help me

Recessed Ceiling lights and LEDs for dummies - help me
QLD

There are quite a few discussions in Creative lighting concepts in this forum which should help you. Happy reading :D

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Treeseachanger
Mar 04, 2013 8:58 pm
Dexter
Dexter
4 March 2013

Why did you choose project Builder over smaller builder?

Why did you choose project Builder over smaller builder?
NSW
1, 2, 3

for us it was cost, small boutique builder was awesome and very flexible but prices came in way over. We would have had to compromise on everything. Project builder was…

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Dexter
Mar 04, 2013 6:45 pm
Dexter
Dexter
4 March 2013

Peter Stannard experience out there?

Peter Stannard experience out there?
WA

Hi, I have a thread on this forum just search for Peter Stannard. Haven't updated it much recently but we're starting siteworks in 3-4 weeks so should have more to…

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Dexter
Mar 04, 2013 6:38 pm
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meowsy
Mar 04, 2013 2:12 pm
meowsy
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falimako
Mar 04, 2013 10:38 am
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Zerosignal
Mar 04, 2013 9:42 am
jpc
jpc
4 March 2013

2nd Build - Woodlands Edge, Wallan -

2nd Build - Woodlands Edge, Wallan -
VIC

Congrats on the build. Im building in WE too but stage 1. There is also a WE thread on homeone in the general section not sure if you have found it yet. Good luck with…

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jpc
Mar 04, 2013 7:56 am
lenarufus
lenarufus
3 March 2013

Gutter Guard Recommendations in Perth?

Gutter Guard Recommendations in Perth?
WA

If done during the building stage, the only one that should be considered is the surface adhesion Leaf Safe Guttering system. It fits standard…

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lenarufus
Mar 03, 2013 6:00 pm
Ari
Ari
3 March 2013

I must be an idiot

I must be an idiot
VIC

Signed up 2.5 months ago.... Done absolutely nothing. I haven't even seen a siting plan

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Ari
Mar 03, 2013 1:16 pm
1rocky
1rocky
3 March 2013

anyone building at nuriootpa sa?

anyone building at nuriootpa sa?
SA

sorry not building at nurioopta but many years ago we nearly moved thee from NSW it is a fantastic place we also looked at buying the old bank managers house at…

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1rocky
Mar 03, 2013 10:37 am
rckkrgrd
rckkrgrd
3 March 2013

there is snow on the ground

there is snow on the ground
WA

There is still lots of snow her and it will be about 2 months before I can start actual construction. If you are interested in a Canadian view of things visit.

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rckkrgrd
Mar 03, 2013 6:31 am
b0son
b0son
3 March 2013

Is this settling or a structural fault?

Is this settling or a structural fault?
SA

may be worth removing the loose render and seeing if the cracking is cosmetic (restricted to the render), or structural (in the brickwork underneath). the highly…

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b0son
Mar 03, 2013 12:38 am
_J_
_J_
2 March 2013

Our build with Carter Grange

Our build with Carter Grange
VIC
1, 2

We are about to start construction, and we have been very happy with our interaction with all CG staff. The contrast with another builder we dealt with couldn't be…

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_J_
Mar 02, 2013 9:29 pm
building-expert
building-expert
2 March 2013

visible ceiling/wall joins

visible ceiling/wall joins
VIC

Thank you Marmalade it's nice to be appreciated.

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building-expert
Mar 02, 2013 9:13 pm
building-expert
building-expert
building-expert
2 March 2013

Building Insurance - Owner Supplied Goods

Building Insurance - Owner Supplied Goods
WA

There is no difference if you supply the items or if the builder gets them elsewhere (provided your building contract allows you to supply the items in question). Once he…

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building-expert
Mar 02, 2013 8:11 pm
building-expert
oneness
oneness
2 March 2013

Building Inspector - Mandurah

Building Inspector - Mandurah
WA

www.aztechinspections.com.au do inspections in mandurah as i have just contacted them. :-)

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oneness
Mar 02, 2013 7:56 pm


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