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We'd love our blog included in the front posting! Rawson Homes - Kingston 33 Knockdown Rebuild - Western Sydney https://rawsonnightmare.blogspot.com/

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JZ Build
Sep 22, 2018 3:15 pm

As of 13/09 we have a pad and buried soakwells! :) Our colour selections: External: Brickwork - Bullara Roof - Ironstone Gutters - Monument Fascia - Basalt Main…

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mitchell_owens
Sep 20, 2018 8:26 am
chrinee
chrinee
19 September

BOLD Portofino 229 (Brisbane) - PCI 13 AUG!

BOLD Portofino 229 (Brisbane) - PCI 13 AUG!
WA
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Yes Ashwin. Will hopefully update my thread this weekend.

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chrinee
Sep 19, 2018 7:51 pm
kidu13
kidu13
19 September

Hilbert HGWA Build

Hilbert HGWA Build
WA
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Looks amazing !!

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kidu13
Sep 19, 2018 12:53 pm
kidu13
Wild
Wild
18 September

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...

Hi Guys, Did any one use Austral Chestnut bricks with Natural Mortar with classic garage door as opposed to timber look, Interested to know/see the combination.

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Wild
Sep 18, 2018 3:57 pm

We wanted a barn door on the front of the scullery. So Homezone cleverly moved walls to suit. The flow of the area just seems to work better now.

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Simonhome
Sep 14, 2018 11:27 am
Simonhome

Thingsmovinng along nicely at the house. External render first coat done. Insulation and plaster to walls upstairs and grey render to downstairs. Ceilings and cornices…

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tinkster
Sep 09, 2018 8:33 pm
tinkster
yoyohv
yoyohv
9 September

Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover
WA
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Given that I would be installing a decking under a roof, can I placed it just under the weep holes? Just as the video/pictures ? I have seen many display homes with…

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yoyohv
Sep 09, 2018 6:43 pm
HereForHelp
HereForHelp
5 September

Not proceeeding after Preliminary Works

Not proceeeding after Preliminary Works
WA

What do you mean by Preliminary Works? As in the site works have already begun or is everything still on paper (i.e. drawings, council approval etc.)?

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HereForHelp
Sep 05, 2018 5:21 pm
MatHeadGetz
MatHeadGetz
3 September

Byford Build!

Byford Build!
WA
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For us it was two months 4/5 to 9/7

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MatHeadGetz
Sep 03, 2018 10:08 pm
MatHeadGetz
Carlymbaxter
Carlymbaxter
31 August

our first home group wa home

our first home group wa home
WA
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Hi, I realise this is an older thread but I’m just wondering if you vanity necks are the grey finestone? I’m considering using it and have been looking for pics! Cheers

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Carlymbaxter
Aug 31, 2018 4:46 pm
HereForHelp
HereForHelp
30 August

Building with Hamlen Homes - Perth (previously metro homes)

Building with Hamlen Homes - Perth (previously metro homes)
WA

9 months between drafting and site works isn't too bad... ours took around 11 and we had no issues with council! But you're right, it does normally shoot up as soon as…

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HereForHelp
Aug 30, 2018 12:01 pm

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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Everyday, it is on my way to do my daily activities!

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Galinda Ruggedo
Aug 28, 2018 10:43 am
Galinda Ruggedo
irisheyes015
irisheyes015
22 August

Need to know law

Need to know law
WA

Yes that's correct my garage is plastered and my brickwork is on the outside most bricks dont have the pigment on both sides that's why it looks like that

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irisheyes015
Aug 22, 2018 1:10 am
almaty
almaty
18 August

First Build with Summit Perth WA

First Build with Summit Perth WA
WA
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The sand can often sink around the soak well when you get some rain. This is because when they install the soak well, they backfill around the soak well with sand and…

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almaty
Aug 18, 2018 5:22 pm

Hi All, Quick update, did sign with Platinum but only lost about $15,000 worth of deposit and pre-planning expenses. We ended up getting the home built with a smaller WA…

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207 de
Aug 15, 2018 7:16 pm
Choosy
Choosy
13 August

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters
WA
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Looking great, won't be long before you will be enjoying your pool.

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Choosy
Aug 13, 2018 11:50 pm
Choosy
Choosy
Choosy
13 August

Individual Design - New Choice Homes

Individual Design - New Choice Homes
WA
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Thanks we are so glad that we did the sliding doors and fitout after handover. I have been making great progress with sewing the blockout curtains in between cleaning,…

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Choosy
Aug 13, 2018 11:44 pm
Choosy
Choosy
Choosy
13 August

HGWA Baldivis

HGWA Baldivis
WA
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Your front landscaping is looking good against your facade.

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Choosy
Aug 13, 2018 10:54 pm
Choosy
J278
J278
13 August

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT
WA
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And we are IN!!! loving our new home still alot to do!

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J278
Aug 13, 2018 8:11 pm
J278
HootHouse
HootHouse
8 August

Rossmoyne WA - First Build With Ventura

Rossmoyne WA - First Build With Ventura
WA
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Did you hire an independent building inspector?

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HootHouse
Aug 08, 2018 11:34 am
Simonhome
Simonhome
1 August

Express Two Storey

Express Two Storey
WA

Express isn't ventura

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Simonhome
Aug 01, 2018 12:21 am
Simonhome
jpmontoya
jpmontoya
31 July

Domain by Plunkett

Domain by Plunkett
WA

Ummm i don't agree with that, he is someone that I would stay miles away from Plunkett is so last century.

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jpmontoya
Jul 31, 2018 9:10 pm
jpmontoya
blackcat20
blackcat20
26 July

Exterior colours. Grey is the most confusing colour

Exterior colours. Grey is the most confusing colour
WA

We're using timeless grey for our portico to make it stand out from the rest of the house.

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blackcat20
Jul 26, 2018 10:13 am
blackcat20
Sara111
Sara111
25 July

Our build with Easystart Homes in Carissa Estate (Seville Gr

Our build with Easystart Homes in Carissa Estate (Seville Gr
WA
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I and my husband have long been looking for a solution for the shade in our backyard since we do not have it, and I've come across , so I've gathered courage and ordered…

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Sara111
Jul 25, 2018 7:45 pm
jpmontoya
jpmontoya
24 July

Has anyone done brickwork change during building ?

Has anyone done brickwork change during building ?
WA

speak to ur SS first maybe he can help Who is the builder that you are using?

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jpmontoya
Jul 24, 2018 10:26 pm
jpmontoya

Walls - Cavity Brickwork head Flashings Not installed

Walls - Cavity Brickwork head Flashings Not installed
WA

Hi Thanks heaps for your response. We completed building inspection report during construction (during the first height). Unfortunately the inspectors did not pickup…

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kereninotech
Jul 23, 2018 1:28 pm

100 mm slab poured

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sparky_JsP
Jul 22, 2018 8:50 am
sparky_JsP
gogo65
gogo65
17 July

Custom Build with Summit Homes Perth

Custom Build with Summit Homes Perth
WA

Plan looks fantastic, Looking forward to seeing your colour selection!

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gogo65
Jul 17, 2018 8:18 pm
gogo65
lad2018
lad2018
17 July

Celebration Homes Build

Celebration Homes Build
WA
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Hi, Thanks for your reply. Trying to help forum users to make intelligent decision in selecting Tiles with an example of WA Tiles. You are correct that this is our Family…

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lad2018
Jul 17, 2018 1:53 pm
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
17 July

1st Build - New Choice Homes

1st Build - New Choice Homes
WA
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Hey! Question, how big is your garden shed? And how does it sit in comparison to the rest of the back yard?

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stayxtrue
Jul 17, 2018 11:03 am
stayxtrue

We are looking at our fencing options for our new build in Perth. We have a corner block so we need roughly a 25m stretch of privacy fencing along the road facing side of…

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matt1927
Jul 11, 2018 10:49 am
Pond
Pond
6 July

new home with New Gen (summit) Piara Waters WA

new home with New Gen (summit) Piara Waters WA
WA

Good Choice. Piara Waters and Harrisdale are Perths most wanted suburb. Please read my post that talks about Tile selection viewtopic.php?f=31&t=92686 Good luck…

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Pond
Jul 06, 2018 11:46 am

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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hi everyone, we are looking at starting to build over the next few months, we were abit overwhelmed by the whole idea. A friend of mine suggested this book "building your…

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michaelyoni64
Jul 04, 2018 9:04 pm
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Kylielam
Jul 01, 2018 11:39 am

First Build with Easystart Homes - Perth

First Build with Easystart Homes - Perth
WA

Paving is now done and A/C installed. PCI booked for 9th July!

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Limit_Point
Jun 18, 2018 12:50 pm

Cost of site work (earthworks, retaining wall, levelling)

Cost of site work (earthworks, retaining wall, levelling)
WA
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AmitSi Welcome to the forum BTW, That price/build is over 5 years old? In a fast paced building environment it's probably doubled and unlikely to come down The question…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 18, 2018 7:07 am
StructuralBIMGuy
steel
steel
12 June

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park
WA

Coming to the pointy end of our prestart. Actual meeting will be tomorrow were we go through our selections and finish off the electrical. Most of what I mentioned already…

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steel
Jun 12, 2018 4:53 pm
dan2090
dan2090
30 May

Jessies Build - Baldivis - New Generation - KEYS

Jessies Build - Baldivis - New Generation - KEYS
WA
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A few years down the track and looks this app does a bunch of Lifesize walkthrough stuff. Seems a bitt too good to be true, but its a free app and worth a play :)

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dan2090
May 30, 2018 2:08 pm

Please give some advice between these builders :)

Please give some advice between these builders :)
WA

I'm building with Summit. Admin process seemed lengthy but i think that is the same with most builders. It has been a pretty smooth build with anything picked up during…

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Summitlovin
May 28, 2018 7:50 pm
matt1927
matt1927
26 May

Pergolas

Pergolas
WA

Thanks for the reply. North is on the left of the drawing so sun will arrive on to the building for most of the day. We were thinking of an uncovered one. No solid…

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matt1927
May 26, 2018 9:19 am
fivespice
fivespice
23 May

First Build in Perth - Choosing a Builder

First Build in Perth - Choosing a Builder
WA
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Hi all, just an update if anyone cares. I am in lock up stage and everything is progressing well, currently waiting for flooring which hopefully won't take much longer.…

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fivespice
May 23, 2018 1:20 pm

First Home Owner

First Home Owner
WA

Roastedpeanut Start with the base prices on 3 designs from 3 different Builders Then work on inclusions, promotions, Site costs and…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 19, 2018 11:17 am
StructuralBIMGuy

MY Homes WA

MY Homes WA
WA

Hi nomisnagol welcome to the forum You may get a better response if you write the clauses up...

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 16, 2018 11:29 am
StructuralBIMGuy
jh7494648
jh7494648
14 May

Curtains or Roller Blinds for the house ?

Curtains or Roller Blinds for the house ?
WA
1, 2

I would suggest roller. It is modern when it comes design and easy to use.

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jh7494648
May 14, 2018 9:34 am
jh7494648
shazaw
shazaw
11 May

Doing it again

Doing it again
WA
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Thanks...Yes I'm loving big heart shaped leaves of cottonwood, very nice. :-D Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
May 11, 2018 10:19 pm

New build with Redink Madora Bay

New build with Redink Madora Bay
WA
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thanks for your really useful thread. ( I’m just starting the process).I have a few questions if you don’t mind, do you remember how much extra it was to have stone…

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Teaswizzler
May 11, 2018 3:49 am
Teaswizzler

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