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alt
Mar 22, 2019 4:11 pm
alt

guys we installed a camera on day and have been monitoring the site . We lived 40min away and it was next to impossible to visit regularly . After the installation , life…

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dany
Mar 22, 2019 9:24 am
dany
Melbournevic
Melbournevic
19 March

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1, 2, 3, 4

Thanks. That's really helpful and great idea too with rendering the garage.

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Melbournevic
Mar 19, 2019 7:01 pm
steel
steel
19 March

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park
WA
1, 2, 3

Ive already got aggregate going pretty much all over the place and realistically an aggregate path would be cheaper than stepping stones (too much formwork…

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steel
Mar 19, 2019 5:00 pm
Mzdivaa
Mzdivaa
7 March

Our new home in the Vale Estate, Aveley- Celebration Homes

Our new home in the Vale Estate, Aveley- Celebration Homes
WA

Hi I'm new to this forum, I am considering celebration as well and I wanted to know if you got all these as promotional deals or upgrades and possibly share how much you…

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Mzdivaa
Mar 07, 2019 4:49 pm

Increased site costs

Increased site costs
WA

Increased site costs is a major concern and here's why 1. Some builders go in cheap on the initial price only to gouge back prices on variations 2.Site works &…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 02, 2019 9:28 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Purpurin
Purpurin
1 March

Modified Pemberton - Complete Homes

Modified Pemberton - Complete Homes
WA

We really liked it. It gives such a smooth rock hard surface. A lot smoother finish than the normal while set (our current house used white set and there’s plaster…

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Purpurin
Mar 01, 2019 9:43 am
Kev 1
Kev 1
1 March

SIP PANEL BUILDING

SIP PANEL BUILDING
WA

Hahaha, not quite. Hence this forum for people who would like advise on these matters of interest from people who have experienced it, or know ways around it. I'm from the…

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Kev 1
Mar 01, 2019 2:04 am
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
28 February

Builders margin in Western Australia

Builders margin in Western Australia
WA

No nothing to do with house size or value, it's more to do with what it is, high priced items (like Air Conditioning, landscaping, earthworks, swimming pools, retaining…

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Doozer1905
Feb 28, 2019 9:56 pm

Morning all! We've now been in our house in Rosehill 7 months and we LOVE living here :-D I feel like there's still a long list of things we need to finish off with the…

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nicolac34
Feb 24, 2019 10:39 am
nicolac34
romance76
romance76
24 February

HGWA in Calleya Estate

HGWA in Calleya Estate
WA
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Hello I have the same problem and its been 2years with no success. Finally in desperation I have just had a huge 7.5m x4.4m rug made to cover the tiles in my…

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romance76
Feb 24, 2019 2:14 am
romance76
Mrsxtro01
Mrsxtro01
23 February

HGWA Della Vita Floor Tiles- Cleaning

HGWA Della Vita Floor Tiles- Cleaning
WA

An update on the crap HGWA tiles. So the tile cleaner fella came out and did a huge clean. And boy oh boy did those tiles look awesome! But two weeks later they looked…

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Mrsxtro01
Feb 23, 2019 7:28 pm
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amilelka
Feb 20, 2019 10:51 am
Melbournevic
Melbournevic
19 February

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 52, 53, 54

Just an update that the request to move the wall has been declined. I was told that no structural change in the production. Anyway, I should be happy for what it is now.…

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Melbournevic
Feb 19, 2019 1:00 pm
daisy1989
daisy1989
19 February

BOLD Portofino 229 (Brisbane) - PCI 13 AUG!

BOLD Portofino 229 (Brisbane) - PCI 13 AUG!
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

How’s everything going chrinee? We have also moved in for about 1 month already. We Have found a few defects along the way.

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daisy1989
Feb 19, 2019 12:16 pm
daisy1989

Hi there, I’ve started a blog to share my thoughts and experiences on homedesign, rebuilding and renovation. Homedesignedge.com

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ahoythere
Feb 18, 2019 5:48 am
rajah
rajah
12 February

Vision One Homes or Home Group WA

Vision One Homes or Home Group WA
WA

Sorry to hear that, we have had a very smooth build so far and all the staff we have dealt with have been fantastic. What spec items are they refusing to provide? I hope…

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rajah
Feb 12, 2019 12:24 am
Wrighto
Wrighto
9 February

KDRB Dual Living in Perth with B1Homes

KDRB Dual Living in Perth with B1Homes
WA

Will post the official plan when I get it back next week :)

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Wrighto
Feb 09, 2019 10:46 am
vlf1985
vlf1985
3 February

Pre-Start Quieries/Advice

Pre-Start Quieries/Advice
WA

Thanks both for the response - its allowed me to focus on the conduit only so fingers crossed the builder sees sense! Thanks again

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vlf1985
Feb 03, 2019 11:36 pm
Kev 1
Kev 1
26 January

Custom Build with Summit Homes Perth

Custom Build with Summit Homes Perth
WA

I'll be watching also, looks great. I'm going through a building broker in Perth and will post once we get started. 4x2 with theatre and double glazing.

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Kev 1
Jan 26, 2019 12:20 am
Kev 1
Kev 1
25 January

M class soil/clay and drainage

M class soil/clay and drainage
WA

Thanks for the references Doozer, I'll get in touch with them. I'm trying to save on site works and am still getting quotes through a building broker at the moment,…

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Kev 1
Jan 25, 2019 11:51 pm
Tradie89
Tradie89
15 January

Building with Hamlen Homes - Perth (previously metro homes)

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

January 2019 Update* Brickwork complete 12/10/18 Roof cover complete 08/11/18 Lockup stage 30/11/18 WOW how quickly and seamless the process has been so far. I have an…

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Tradie89
Jan 15, 2019 8:25 pm

Latest Update. We've been told we could have PCI by the end of the month :-D:-D

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mitchell_owens
Jan 14, 2019 9:38 am
averina
averina
12 January

Home Zone - Munster

Home Zone - Munster
WA

jodyanne, we have recently signed up with HomeZone and we are blown away by the professionalism and honesty we have received so far from Martyn. How was your experience in…

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averina
Jan 12, 2019 6:41 pm
kirashogun
kirashogun
8 January

Dishwasher Recess / Built-In

Dishwasher Recess / Built-In
WA

There is no big difference apart from 4-6 screws holding the integrated version to the rest of the cabinet but integrated/semi integrated will look a lot nicer. They are…

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kirashogun
Jan 08, 2019 3:40 pm
vanessah2015
vanessah2015
16 December 2018

HGWA Baldivis

HGWA Baldivis
WA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hi I hope prestart goes okay for you, it’s such a full On but fun day, I love our ashwood gloss cabinetry and I personally feel it goes really well with a Carrera…

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vanessah2015
Dec 16, 2018 2:01 am
vanessah2015
itschardy
itschardy
12 December 2018

New Build - External Rendering Question

New Build - External Rendering Question
WA

Thanks for the info and taking the time to reply, really appreciate it!

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itschardy
Dec 12, 2018 1:31 pm
itschardy

Hi Guys, We're currently building with Ross North (almost at lock up) and I'm concerned about the finish of our front porch roof (see image below). I think it's called…

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itschardy
Dec 05, 2018 1:19 pm
itschardy
Summitlovin
Summitlovin
4 December 2018

First Build with Summit Perth WA

First Build with Summit Perth WA
WA
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Thanks Sethor, yes approx 15 mins after I turned the air con off the leak stopped. Summit have been great as have Ford and doonan. Waiting for an appointment time for it…

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Summitlovin
Dec 04, 2018 4:21 pm
steel
steel
3 December 2018

Building again, Ben Trager homes WA

Building again, Ben Trager homes WA
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Gotta love those final touches.

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steel
Dec 03, 2018 11:21 pm
gogo65
gogo65
28 November 2018

Skirting board alternative for polished concrete

Skirting board alternative for polished concrete
WA

We’ve got shadowline cornice throughout, with splay skirting on th floors. Ive recently seen shadow line skirting, looks beautiful, but not sure of cost...

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gogo65
Nov 28, 2018 3:52 pm
gogo65
steel
steel
26 November 2018

Building with Dale Alcock in the SW

Building with Dale Alcock in the SW
WA

Swapped off Owner Build? WHat made you switch?

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steel
Nov 26, 2018 10:38 am

Hi Steel, I have neglected this forum for a while, I will put up some more photos of the end result shortly. Our handover went well with no delays, painting & flooring…

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sparky_JsP
Nov 20, 2018 11:54 pm
sparky_JsP
Althom
Althom
9 November 2018

Double brick - Internal wall finish

Double brick - Internal wall finish
WA

There would be many, many more competent drywall installers in Perth than there are competent plasterers. It comes down to the likelihood of getting a good job and…

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Althom
Nov 09, 2018 10:37 am
Althom
steel
steel
5 November 2018

Building with Ben Trager in Eglinton WA

Building with Ben Trager in Eglinton WA
WA

Unfortunately, new builds are rated against current sales so its a hard time. We had a similar issue and we had to get certain things adjusted and some discounts to make…

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steel
Nov 05, 2018 8:07 pm
homeone
homeone
29 October 2018

Building with Redink South West in Myalup

Building with Redink South West in Myalup
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

As it happens, we are building this feature in shortly and expect this to be in place next week. I’m the interim, please PM the new email address to me and I’ll be…

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homeone
Oct 29, 2018 7:13 pm
homeone
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
24 October 2018

Kit Home Builder Perth Hills

Kit Home Builder Perth Hills
WA

Hi mrs_Puddleduck The frames are pretty easy to knock up over weekends onste but weight up your options

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 24, 2018 8:55 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
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brokenstick
Oct 19, 2018 9:20 am
brokenstick
On_Tap
On_Tap
11 October 2018

Our RedInk Build in Karnup - The Eclipse

Our RedInk Build in Karnup - The Eclipse
WA

Hi JaNelly, we are looking at building a version of the eclipse too. How was your build? And are you happy with the end result? Would you have made any other changes to…

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On_Tap
Oct 11, 2018 1:58 pm
wazza23
wazza23
10 October 2018

Has anyone made a list of things to compare Builders?

Has anyone made a list of things to compare Builders?
WA

Hi, yep went with Ross North. Extremely professional well run company who still are very personal with each client. Very happy so far .

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wazza23
Oct 10, 2018 1:46 pm
RSands
RSands
9 October 2018

Express Two Storey (Ventura Group) build in Hocking, WA

Express Two Storey (Ventura Group) build in Hocking, WA
WA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hi! I have read through your post and it has been very helpful. Unfortunately I am not able to PM you. We are set to sign and hand back complete pre-start with express two…

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RSands
Oct 09, 2018 7:55 pm

We have some progress! My partner and I went down yesterday just to see if anythings changed (we thought at most the block would just now be free of weeds ect) and were…

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KD1sthome
Oct 09, 2018 6:29 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
4 October 2018

Alfresco in the middle of the floor plan

Alfresco in the middle of the floor plan
WA

There is some sort of guideline/regulation that requires your living areas to have direct access to backyard. Plz check if this is achieved in your plan.

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IamSAM
Oct 04, 2018 2:10 pm
IamSAM

So it's now October!!!! Where has the time gone? I must admit this page has been neglected. I keep saying I need to update it. We've just finished roofing stage, with…

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ems082
Oct 02, 2018 7:55 pm
ems082
Richb
Richb
28 September 2018

FAIL! WHY is my Dulux Acrylic Texture Coat render crumbling?

FAIL! WHY is my Dulux Acrylic Texture Coat render crumbling?
WA

Hi oneness Our house is aprox 4 years young we have now seen the failing Hadrian sand finish dulux product failing as you describe, sand particles in the upper storey box…

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Richb
Sep 28, 2018 4:12 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
27 September 2018

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

Cost of site work (earthworks, retaining wall, levelling)
WA
1, 2

A step down in the house still requires retaining walls if its 2 storey? Then add Deep beams to the above suspended slab as illustrated here You would be best…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 27, 2018 9:31 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Tommi
Tommi
24 September 2018

Building broker, yes or no?

Building broker, yes or no?
WA

Hi, I'm new to this forum. In the next couple of years my wife and I are planning to build our forever home on a fairly small block (340m2) in Perths…

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Tommi
Sep 24, 2018 8:12 pm
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HennyPenny
Sep 20, 2018 12:54 am

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