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yvonneh
yvonneh
13 February 2015

Savings To Be Made Re: Driveway

Savings To Be Made Re: Driveway
QLD

Floor coverings is another area for savings...

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yvonneh
Feb 13, 2015 10:49 pm
TashPaul
TashPaul
13 February 2015

'I'll Choose My Own Agent Thank You'

'I'll Choose My Own Agent Thank You'
QLD

Where are you building? If it is in Victoria I can give you the details of our builder - they have their own floor plans to offer, but are very much custom builders, so…

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TashPaul
Feb 13, 2015 11:10 am
TashPaul
wall-e
wall-e
13 February 2015

Is a house without a bathtub hard to sell in NSW?

Is a house without a bathtub hard to sell in NSW?
NSW

Sorry wall-e, I agree. I know it's a pain to have a bath if you don't use it. But I wouldn't buy a house without one. I felt this way even…

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wall-e
Feb 13, 2015 12:19 am
CDP123
CDP123
12 February 2015

What is your experience building with Glenvill Homes

What is your experience building with Glenvill Homes
VIC

We actually went ahead with them, signed the contract in mid June 2014, commenced works in early August 2014 and are on track for completion around late May 2015. So far…

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CDP123
Feb 12, 2015 8:16 pm
metford33mumma
metford33mumma
12 February 2015

Rawson Homes- what things are best to organise yourself?

Rawson Homes- what things are best to organise yourself?
NSW

Hi All, We are planning to build the Metford 33 after June this year when our land is registered. Atm I'm just doing my research and after advice on what things with…

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metford33mumma
Feb 12, 2015 4:12 pm
metford33mumma
Carrot01
Carrot01
12 February 2015

back to front house plans

back to front house plans
WA

yep, exactly my thoughts as soon as i saw it. I would get rid of bed 2, reduce the theatre and do a couple of other things - but generally this layout would be a great…

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Carrot01
Feb 12, 2015 4:12 pm
navs
navs
12 February 2015

Ever had your build undervalued?

Ever had your build undervalued?
VIC

I felt like we were overcaptilising, especially when our site costs were about 50k but our house came in exactly what we spent on it so that was a relief.

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navs
Feb 12, 2015 2:55 pm
Jazz926
Jazz926
12 February 2015

Need helo with kitchen colours (Plleaase)

Need helo with kitchen colours (Plleaase)
NSW

We are going polar white polyurethane for both top and under bench cupboard with a darker bench top and splash back.

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Jazz926
Feb 12, 2015 2:05 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
11 February 2015

Concrete Slab curing.

Concrete Slab curing.
VIC

Forms on for one day (but many builders are forming up for the concrete so the forms can stay on for a good long while) and that will reduce breakouts on the edges.…

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onc_artisan
Feb 11, 2015 10:42 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
11 February 2015

Did you wet cure your slab?

Did you wet cure your slab?
VIC
1, 2, 3

Anything that I might add to a thread is of my personal and trade experience. How you use it is up to you. .... .... Ask the builder to look in the right hand side (or…

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onc_artisan
Feb 11, 2015 9:09 pm
onc_artisan
bashworth
bashworth
11 February 2015

Getting benchtops done post handover- occupancy certificate?

Getting benchtops done post handover- occupancy certificate?
VIC

At a minimum you will need a working kitchen sink. This link explains whats needed for an occupancy certificate http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2012/02/10- ... cy-permit/

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bashworth
Feb 11, 2015 3:13 pm
bashworth
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
11 February 2015

Wet Area Waterproofing on Concrete slab

Wet Area Waterproofing on Concrete slab
NSW

I have a powder and a laundry that are on a concrete slab. My waterproofing has only been done around the edges. Is this normal? I thought…

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onc_artisan
Feb 11, 2015 11:00 am
onc_artisan
Transformation
Transformation
11 February 2015

Building Washington 29 from Wisdom Home

Building Washington 29 from Wisdom Home
NSW
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Hi Transformation, thanks for sharing. I just moved in to our Wisdom Homes built house this week. How is the water pressure and hot water system…

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Transformation
Feb 11, 2015 10:26 am
Transformation
light487
light487
11 February 2015

Things you wished you asked your volume builder b4 signing

Things you wished you asked your volume builder b4 signing
VIC

Apparently Clarendon allows you to extend the "time till registration of land" point in the contract. We were given a very generous amount of time but apparently this…

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light487
Feb 11, 2015 8:57 am
light487
Mellyt85
Mellyt85
11 February 2015

Mcdonald Jones Gen One

Mcdonald Jones Gen One
NSW

Just wondering if anyone has had to have spoil removal done and what the costs were? We are located near Newcastle and need to organise 175 tonne of removal. Any contacts…

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Mellyt85
Feb 11, 2015 7:30 am
BinningupHomestead
BinningupHomestead
11 February 2015

Did you choose Classique Limestone brick

Did you choose Classique Limestone brick
WA

Hi All. After using this forum for some research while building our home, I thought I'd now take the plunge and see if anyone can help me. Our new home in Binningup is…

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BinningupHomestead
Feb 11, 2015 12:54 am
aube
aube
10 February 2015

Building in Taylors Hill Vic ? Slab type

Building in Taylors Hill Vic ? Slab type
VIC

Aube as a rough guide, and this has been discussed at length in other threads, volume guys are around $1000/m2 private guys 1500-3000/m2 depending…

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aube
Feb 10, 2015 8:57 pm
Ollie123
Ollie123
10 February 2015

Stylemaster Piazza

Stylemaster Piazza
NT

Hi there, We are also looking to build with Stylemaster at the Sanctuary Springfield Lakes keen for any feedback at all. We are looking at the new Look range.

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Ollie123
Feb 10, 2015 4:04 pm
Ollie123
Ollie123
10 February 2015

StyleMaster The Look Range

StyleMaster The Look Range
QLD

Hi Guys, We are first time builders and have just secured a lot of land in the sanctuary in Springfield Lakes. We have looked at a few builders as we are on a budget…

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Ollie123
Feb 10, 2015 2:53 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
10 February 2015

Help with Brick ID

Help with Brick ID
NSW

I disagree with all of the above. I think it's Austral Bricks Ultra Smooth - Jazz (color brick), It's been used on a Provincial Homes display…

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Leksie5000
Feb 10, 2015 2:05 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 February 2015

Structural Engineer

Structural Engineer
NSW

Hi Drewby1 Are your Council approved plans for planning approvals or building permits... What does the council checklist say as it varies?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 10, 2015 8:12 am
StructuralBIMGuy
yvonneh
yvonneh
9 February 2015

Wisdom vs M3tr1c0n vs smaller/custom builders for KDR

Wisdom vs M3tr1c0n vs smaller/custom builders for KDR
NSW

@building3my3tots ooh a custom home design! I'll definitely check it out. Yeah exterior is definitely harder to get right unless you like a combination that is already…

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yvonneh
Feb 09, 2015 10:13 pm
triggywiggy
triggywiggy
9 February 2015

Burns Beach *. Guest room.

Burns Beach *. Guest room.
WA
1 ... 60, 61, 62

I think I got that from deals direct.

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triggywiggy
Feb 09, 2015 2:57 pm
triggywiggy
EmmaW84
EmmaW84
9 February 2015

7 month Building delay. Contract help needed

7 month Building delay. Contract help needed
VIC

Same. Still nothing again we were told 2wks ago, now another week. It does get tiring especially when almost the whole street other houses are moving along when we were…

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EmmaW84
Feb 09, 2015 10:05 am
Charlotte2b
Charlotte2b
8 February 2015

Anyone building with Ideal Homes?

Anyone building with Ideal Homes?
WA

Oh yes sorry forgot to add we've put doors on those also. :) Our current house is ridiculously open plan and I am so looking forward to having "zones"

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Charlotte2b
Feb 08, 2015 11:48 pm
Charlotte2b
Lot927
Lot927
8 February 2015

Concreter recommendation in the Penrith Area

Concreter recommendation in the Penrith Area
NSW

Hi Just wondering if anyone can recommend a good concreter in the Penrith Area. Many thanks

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Lot927
Feb 08, 2015 10:33 pm
SychoAngel
SychoAngel
8 February 2015

Asbestos! Ugh $$$$

Asbestos! Ugh $$$$
NSW

They came through and removed the visible asbestos and the certifier came through and passed it. Hmmmm

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SychoAngel
Feb 08, 2015 9:11 pm
SychoAngel
LaceyM
LaceyM
8 February 2015

Dumping on my vacant block Merrifield Vic

Dumping on my vacant block Merrifield Vic
VIC

Definetly approach them about the debris as your builder will want this removed at your cost before earth works commence. As for the pegs, sometimes this can be included…

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LaceyM
Feb 08, 2015 8:27 pm
LaceyM
tristyn1989
tristyn1989
8 February 2015

South West Build w/Smart Homes

South West Build w/Smart Homes
WA

Hi just wondering how your build is going? We have just signed up with Smart Homes and are building in Baldivis :)

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tristyn1989
Feb 08, 2015 5:13 pm
leah2512
leah2512
8 February 2015

Metricon Bendigo - Cloverfields Estate Epsom

Metricon Bendigo - Cloverfields Estate Epsom
VIC

HAs anyone built with Metricon and is anyone planning on building in the new Cloverfields estate, Epsom?

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leah2512
Feb 08, 2015 4:02 pm
Pink86
Pink86
8 February 2015

HELP with contract...

HELP with contract...
NSW

Thanks, they are doing up a new contract with correct price & variation is free for electrical stuff. Thanks

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Pink86
Feb 08, 2015 12:46 pm
bpratt
bpratt
8 February 2015

Bedrock!!!...6 months later + pics!

Bedrock!!!...6 months later + pics!
QLD
1 ... 17, 18, 19

We have decided to go solar power & are getting a 4kw system instead of getting a pool. We were tossing up getting…

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bpratt
Feb 08, 2015 11:02 am
yvonneh
yvonneh
8 February 2015

Leaving frame exposed for few weeks - heat / rain

Leaving frame exposed for few weeks - heat / rain
NSW

Sorry only just saw this message! I had a post about…

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yvonneh
Feb 08, 2015 9:49 am
bashworth
bashworth
8 February 2015

Who is responsible for retaining wall costs?

Who is responsible for retaining wall costs?
QLD

If the block isn't yet built on; and you are happy with the ground level at the boundary, you shouldn't have to pay.

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bashworth
Feb 08, 2015 8:16 am
bashworth
Reakelly
Reakelly
7 February 2015

Anyone building with McDonald Jones (Santorini Manor)

Anyone building with McDonald Jones (Santorini Manor)
NSW

Hi All, Anyone building with McDonald Jones? We are going with them and building the Santorini Manor out at Mulgoa Rise (Penrith area) anyone got any tips or ideas when…

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Reakelly
Feb 07, 2015 9:10 am
xxj
xxj
6 February 2015

1st house with Aussie Living - Moved in

1st house with Aussie Living - Moved in
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Thanks aloenyx! Yeah if we rebuilt I would make the kitchen a little bigger! It's fine for me and my fiancé but an extra couple of cupboards wouldn't hurt. I initially…

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xxj
Feb 06, 2015 11:35 pm
xxj
psjnr
psjnr
5 February 2015

Building with termite treated timber

Building with termite treated timber
SA

Just wondering if anyone has experience with termite resistant timber for building a house. We have been told it will cost around $3000 to…

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psjnr
Feb 05, 2015 10:57 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
5 February 2015

Technical Advice Please - Door Handle Placement on Plan

Technical Advice Please - Door Handle Placement on Plan
QLD

I dont think it has been isntalleas per your plan at all. On teh plan, the actual lock fitting is located between glass panel 3 (from the bottom) and glass panel 4. I…

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Beazley77
Feb 05, 2015 6:15 pm
Beazley77
nawic
nawic
5 February 2015

Crack in timber post in alfresco

Crack in timber post in alfresco
VIC

Hi Liliana, I have to go to the builder to find out. I will get some photos on that, hopefully that would answer some questions you all already have.

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nawic
Feb 05, 2015 11:49 am
jattamit
jattamit
5 February 2015

Building Lexington Lux Q2 @Livingston estate Cranbourne East

Building Lexington Lux Q2 @Livingston estate Cranbourne East
VIC

Love the Lexington series, cant wait to watch your build. The colour selection nearly did my head in. We…

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jattamit
Feb 05, 2015 11:11 am
jattamit

I'm also loving kmart at the moment! Miss 8s room makeover so…

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AmyMumma23
Feb 05, 2015 10:30 am
purrfection
purrfection
5 February 2015

Ashford Homes selections

Ashford Homes selections
VIC

to anyone who is building or has recently done so with Ashford in melbourne, can you share some of the options available as standard, such as bricks, laminate or vinyl…

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purrfection
Feb 05, 2015 9:41 am
purrfection
dalemengel
dalemengel
4 February 2015

Sarking for a Colorbond roof. Required? Extra insulation?

Sarking for a Colorbond roof. Required? Extra insulation?

Air-cell Insulbreak 65 or Green Insulation Reflecta-cell are reflective foil insulation which act to reflect the heat before it gets into the roof cavity. Also acts as a…

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dalemengel
Feb 04, 2015 9:33 pm
monalisa
monalisa
4 February 2015

Flood Impact Assessment

Flood Impact Assessment
NSW

Hi all We are building via CDC, and the certifier has asked for a "Flood Impact Assessment". Has anyone had to do it? What does it cost? What impacts are we looking…

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monalisa
Feb 04, 2015 8:36 pm
monalisa
SouthernH
SouthernH
4 February 2015

Southern Highlands - Beechwood

Southern Highlands - Beechwood
NSW

Hi, We are looking at building a Beechwood home in the Southern Highlands. We are wondering if anyone has built in this area and has any feedback? A lot of the feedback…

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SouthernH
Feb 04, 2015 2:55 pm
renatem
renatem
4 February 2015

North Kellyville - Environment Living Lot

North Kellyville - Environment Living Lot
NSW

Hi Belinda, We are also lodging our plans end of this week. Hopefully can start building end of March/early April.. All depends on how quickly council approve it all.…

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renatem
Feb 04, 2015 1:43 pm
EMZ51
EMZ51
4 February 2015

Plantation Beckham KDR in Carina Heights, QLD

Plantation Beckham KDR in Carina Heights, QLD
QLD

How exciting! How'd your colour selection go? Looking forward to some more pictures. My partner and I have our first appointment with Plantation 26/2 to sort out the…

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EMZ51
Feb 04, 2015 1:22 pm
alcaz
alcaz
4 February 2015

Demolition recommendation

Demolition recommendation
VIC

sorry to re-open this topic but wouldn't mind knowing this as well. For a Melbourne South East knockdown. We have a bit of asbestos so I want a quote that does cover this…

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alcaz
Feb 04, 2015 12:21 pm

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