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Bit of progress since our meeting. The mounting boxes have been removed from the garage GPOs and light switches and replaced with clipsal iconic and the fuse box has been…

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Choosy
Jun 23, 2018 10:26 am
Choosy

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

It’s looking amazing! Love your tiles and the freestanding Bath, not too much longer to go now!

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vanessah2015
Jun 22, 2018 11:36 pm
vanessah2015
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Choosy
Jun 22, 2018 12:40 am
Choosy
tinkster
tinkster
21 June

Building again, Ben Trager homes WA

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

Thanks evi, I’ll go back tomorrow and get some more pics

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tinkster
Jun 21, 2018 9:43 pm
tinkster

HGWA Baldivis

HGWA Baldivis
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Thank you so excited 😁! I know so impressed with how quick it’s gone up for the both of us! I really can’t wait to get inside and use that kitchen and finally…

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vanessah2015
Jun 21, 2018 3:19 pm
vanessah2015

Thanks J278, i won't say that it was a stress free event but it's done now. All that is left is front landscaping, back landscaping & i've decided i would like my front…

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Summitlovin
Jun 21, 2018 11:12 am
jayyenn
jayyenn
20 June

First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane

First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

I'm excited to see how your house ends up looking. I too have just signed a building contract with Bold 2 weeks ago before FHOG reduction. Middle of variations at the…

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jayyenn
Jun 20, 2018 9:47 pm

Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover
1, 2

We have elected to do this with main floor tiling and carpets. The builder could not offer tiles we liked. Doing the carpet ourselves has allowed up to upgrade the…

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BrentandAllison
Jun 20, 2018 2:23 pm
BrentandAllison

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
1, 2

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
lad2018
lad2018
14 June

Celebration Homes Build

Celebration Homes Build
WA

looking forward to seeing the breakdown of extras so I have an idea before I get to pre-start. thanks

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lad2018
Jun 14, 2018 10:04 pm

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 30, 31, 32

I agree with you that it is the tradies you need to watch as in the end they are the ones who will likely make a mega-blunder and not the supervisor (that was the case 20…

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Mr. Sausage
Jun 14, 2018 12:14 pm
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

Byford Build!

Byford Build!
WA
1, 2

Well done on seeing the positive! Things will get moving soon :)

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Summitlovin
Jun 02, 2018 3:16 pm

Hilbert HGWA Build

Hilbert HGWA Build
WA
1 ... 13, 14, 15

That’s awesome to hear glad it’s sped up a little 😁 you must be super excited to get your keys!!

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vanessah2015
May 30, 2018 11:01 pm
vanessah2015
dan2090
dan2090
30 May

Jessies Build - Baldivis - New Generation - KEYS

Jessies Build - Baldivis - New Generation - KEYS
WA
1 ... 33, 34, 35

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
sgw
sgw
26 May

Importing windows and doors from China

Importing windows and doors from China
WA

If your thinking of importing bespoke Aluminium double glazed windows and doors from China, there are things you need to know 1 There are many combinations of glass that…

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sgw
May 26, 2018 6:18 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
1, 2, 3

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
Gloria55
Gloria55
22 May

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
1 ... 74, 75, 76

Here is something a little different when it comes in kit form. can save you heap. http://homefab.com.au/

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Gloria55
May 22, 2018 3:16 pm

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 51, 52, 53

Duma Fossil is one of the top Indonesian providers of wholesale petrified wood products, wholesale home decor petrified wood…

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springtime
May 20, 2018 9:24 am

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

Domain by Plunkett

Domain by Plunkett
WA

Hi Guys, Anyone mind sharing any experience building a house with domain by plunkett?

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Roastedpeanut
May 18, 2018 2:25 pm

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

We're Locked up & shelving has been started Good thing is being the owner/electrician, I get a construction Key!!

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sparky_JsP
May 16, 2018 10:55 am
sparky_JsP
amilelka
amilelka
15 May

Rossmoyne WA - First Build With Ventura

Rossmoyne WA - First Build With Ventura
WA
1, 2

Your floorplan looks great slugcatcher! Good luck with your build, it seems to be progressing quickly. Seems we will be neighbours - I recognise your street, we hope to…

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amilelka
May 15, 2018 9:01 pm
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
1 ... 23, 24, 25

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
1 ... 10, 11, 12

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
CoxSix
CoxSix
7 May

Building with Ben Trager in Eglinton WA

Building with Ben Trager in Eglinton WA
WA

As we are building showcase spec it was included as per display. Not sure of the price difference sorry 😊 I love the look of the all white kitchens 😍

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CoxSix
May 07, 2018 4:49 pm
steel
steel
4 May

Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

How much did your builder charge you to break into your bathroom glass with the wall?

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steel
May 04, 2018 9:20 am

Ross North, Dale Alcock and Atrium Homes - experiences on ea

Ross North, Dale Alcock and Atrium Homes - experiences on ea
WA

Shieldsy Couldn't agree more with communications and on site checking. Unfortunately Sales & Prestart Employees don't build homes that is left to Low cost/ rate…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 30, 2018 8:37 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Has anyone made a list of things to compare Builders?

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

Hi wazza23 I suggest min 6+ builders the more builders the better the analysis/comparison It's not a document or checklist as such but a mathematical analysis app hth ...…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 29, 2018 10:08 am
StructuralBIMGuy
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
29 April

Portifino HGWA - Homegroup Karnup WA

Portifino HGWA - Homegroup Karnup WA
WA
1, 2

Hi JaNelly, Following along, nice spot Karnup! Pitty about the water tank location, but yes higher ceilings is a win!

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sparky_JsP
Apr 29, 2018 7:35 am
sparky_JsP
mrsdoe
mrsdoe
22 April

My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA

My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Look how productive you’ve been Dave, the gardens both front and back are looking great. We’ve done part of our front landscaping (limestone retaining, garden edging,…

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mrsdoe
Apr 22, 2018 1:54 am
mrsdoe
atemby
atemby
20 April

Vision One Homes or Home Group WA

Vision One Homes or Home Group WA
WA

Homegroup have been amazing! so glad i went with them they've been spot on so far

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atemby
Apr 20, 2018 3:15 pm
atemby
ddarroch
ddarroch
20 April

House Plan Design -

House Plan Design -
WA

Cool. If the builder gets it right I'm sure you'll have a house which is much more comfortable, light & bright! Plus you'll have reduced bills for heating/cooling :)

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ddarroch
Apr 20, 2018 2:34 pm
ct-101
ct-101
18 April

101 residential building feedback

101 residential building feedback
WA

I honestly understand your thinking, I'd say the same thing if I didn't have the personal experience with this case. I feel like we're taking this thread away from…

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ct-101
Apr 18, 2018 7:14 pm
JS15
JS15
18 April

1st Build - New Choice Homes

1st Build - New Choice Homes
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Thanks, we're really happy with the finished product. Main colour is Dulux Bleaches Quarter

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JS15
Apr 18, 2018 10:51 am
jpmontoya
jpmontoya
17 April

WA Builders - trying to decide between several

WA Builders - trying to decide between several
WA

why is summit homes missing in that list ? I would advice you to seriously consider them

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jpmontoya
Apr 17, 2018 8:34 pm
jpmontoya

First Timer (Built By Momu @ Calleya)

First Timer (Built By Momu @ Calleya)
WA
1 ... 15, 16, 17

We ordered it from Brosa. They're a furniture store in Melbourne, however they were offering free shipping over the boxing day sales so we jumped on it :)

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just_a_draftee
Apr 16, 2018 10:13 am
just_a_draftee

Power run in - Vs Trenching - Builder ambiguity

Power run in - Vs Trenching - Builder ambiguity
WA

Hsefrmkorea It's not a good start if your builder makes mistakes with estimating the power run and trenching and I am pretty sure he can't hang cables from trees therefore…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 11, 2018 7:10 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Hi all, we have been lurking :) around this forum for a while and getting some great ideas from everyone. We have just started the process of designing a two storey home…

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DanAL
Apr 09, 2018 5:53 pm
insider
insider
6 April

Engineering Report and Contour Survey

Engineering Report and Contour Survey
WA

If it is a volume builder they will use their preferred soil/engineer and you will have to pay again

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insider
Apr 06, 2018 9:52 pm
insider

Engineering plans

Engineering plans
WA

Being educated on what you want and understanding the process to get it there is important... also get your head around how your going to furnish it so you get all of your…

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Pummers_D38
Apr 06, 2018 9:15 pm
J278
J278
5 April

Our build with Easystart Homes in Carissa Estate (Seville Gr

Our build with Easystart Homes in Carissa Estate (Seville Gr
WA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Your floors look amazing against the dark cabinets. You’ve done so well!

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J278
Apr 05, 2018 4:49 pm
J278
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jessm
Apr 05, 2018 11:01 am

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