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As an aside to your original post. if you are looking at cladding and don't want just foam sheets then MgO panels are pretty good. A client of mine did most of the outside…

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Stewie D
Nov 23, 2014 9:09 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
23 November 2014

garage ceiling height

garage ceiling height
WA

The garage door height is something people miss, just remember the door retractor will be a little bit higher than the door opening but not much. Also if you have a rear…

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Crazyk
Nov 23, 2014 4:58 am
Crazyk
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Anocha
Nov 23, 2014 4:53 am
Anocha
BJ88
BJ88
23 November 2014

Intelligent Homes (Perth)

Intelligent Homes (Perth)
WA

Not all builders use them but quite a few do use them by default. Some home owners opt to use an independent company for their smart wiring in Perth.

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BJ88
Nov 23, 2014 2:04 am
BJ88
insider
insider
22 November 2014

Warralily Coast or Mt.Duneed Waffle Pod concerns

Warralily Coast or Mt.Duneed Waffle Pod concerns
VIC

Well as a builder if I were building my home on fill I would rather have 50 piers bored down to stable ground with a waffle on top…

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insider
Nov 22, 2014 10:44 pm
insider
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LeanneR
Nov 22, 2014 7:14 pm
LeanneR
Shambini
Shambini
22 November 2014

Render or Brick?

Render or Brick?
WA

We are using bricks, rendered hebel and james hardie cladding. Should make the house look interesting.

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Shambini
Nov 22, 2014 3:18 pm
Shambini
ardie514
ardie514
22 November 2014

Redink Built First Home - Waiting for construction

Redink Built First Home - Waiting for construction
WA

Hey Jay89 last time i drove by your block i noticed brickwork hadn't started yet :( really hope by now it has. We're going to head over this weekend sometime to check on…

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ardie514
Nov 22, 2014 2:29 pm
willpower
willpower
22 November 2014

Sloping block - builder on a Sunshine Coast, QLD

Sloping block - builder on a Sunshine Coast, QLD
QLD

I haven't built through these builders, but know of friends and colleagues who have, and they speak highly of them. Because they aren't project builders, they specialise…

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willpower
Nov 22, 2014 9:56 am
willpower
priscia2104
priscia2104
22 November 2014

New home and land

New home and land
WA

I dont think ours in that step yet as our land not yet register and settle

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priscia2104
Nov 22, 2014 9:19 am
priscia2104
nextbigstep
nextbigstep
22 November 2014

Having some Sliding doors

Having some Sliding doors
VIC

We're having cavity sliding doors to the ensuite and walk in pantry. We have glass sliding doors externally from laundry and living/dining. We also have double doors to…

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nextbigstep
Nov 22, 2014 8:43 am
Liliana
Liliana
22 November 2014

Fencing/flooring and occupancy certificate

Fencing/flooring and occupancy certificate
VIC

You're welcome MyH1Login, and pay particular attention to (a). We just assumed the house had been built to the contract and specifications. Never assume anything.

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Liliana
Nov 22, 2014 7:33 am
archetto
archetto
22 November 2014

Builder damaged paths - how much?

Builder damaged paths - how much?
WA

Nah in their own contract conditions

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archetto
Nov 22, 2014 12:43 am
archetto
MyH1Login
MyH1Login
21 November 2014

Building a New House - Lessons Learned

Building a New House - Lessons Learned
WA

Think about bench heights. Often standard heights are quite low and don't take into account the 10-15mm or more you lose by tiling your floor.…

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MyH1Login
Nov 21, 2014 10:25 pm
MyH1Login
MyH1Login
MyH1Login
21 November 2014

Pre handover inspection list!!

Pre handover inspection list!!
VIC

might be a bit late on this one but make sure you check that light switches match the lights you wanted and triple check for water…

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MyH1Login
Nov 21, 2014 10:19 pm
MyH1Login
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trindy
Nov 21, 2014 10:13 pm
trindy
MyH1Login
MyH1Login
21 November 2014

What Expectations at PCI?

What Expectations at PCI?
NSW

Hmm I'm interested in this question too as our PCI is next Friday.. Although I'm just going to mark anything that is unacceptable, not brand new looking, and anything that…

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MyH1Login
Nov 21, 2014 10:13 pm
MyH1Login
Jamie88
Jamie88
21 November 2014

Anyone building in Elderslie, Camden Heights or Australand?

Anyone building in Elderslie, Camden Heights or Australand?
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi all! We had our land excavated yesterday in the Merino land release. We are building with McDonald Jones on Corven Avenue. Anyone else…

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Jamie88
Nov 21, 2014 7:40 pm
The Slaters
The Slaters
21 November 2014

What colour mortar to use with Austral 'Silver' Bricks?????

What colour mortar to use with Austral 'Silver' Bricks?????
QLD

Hi we have chosen Austral nougat bricks with white sand I agree light bricks stand out better with the light mortar This brick looked very different with the grey…

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The Slaters
Nov 21, 2014 4:53 pm
The Slaters
mapleton
mapleton
21 November 2014

Building with Riviera Homes aka Provence homes

Building with Riviera Homes aka Provence homes
VIC

Hello Everyone, After the meeting with the director of the company in July, we got to know that since we want to move the house a bit forward, we will need a dispensation…

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mapleton
Nov 21, 2014 11:44 am
kavehman
kavehman
21 November 2014

Padmount substation block

Padmount substation block
NSW

There will be an easement around the padmount (this easement 3m or 4m x 3.5m should be noted on the land title). Your services such as water &…

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kavehman
Nov 21, 2014 8:33 am
TiVeena
TiVeena
20 November 2014

henley Emperor nouveau Q1 at the point plumpton

henley Emperor nouveau Q1 at the point plumpton
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi 1st time building, we are at tender stage now and would like to know if you have requested the ducted rangehood to vent outside..our tender said its not possible but in…

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TiVeena
Nov 20, 2014 7:46 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
20 November 2014

Builder is increasing price

Builder is increasing price

Talk to them first - but our contract was based on no increases beyond the allowances in the contract - ie we knew the max figures involved. We came in under on most of…

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Saint Mike
Nov 20, 2014 5:55 pm
Saint Mike
jessicana10
jessicana10
20 November 2014

Austral Hawthorn bricks and Woodland grey roof?

Austral Hawthorn bricks and Woodland grey roof?
VIC

We have just come back from our colour selection and think we have made a big mistake. We selected Austral Hawthorn bricks with a Woodland Grey Colourbond roof as we…

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jessicana10
Nov 20, 2014 4:28 pm
jessicana10
Beazley77
Beazley77
20 November 2014

Reticulation for New home

Reticulation for New home
WA

I've just realised this is one thing I seem to have forgotten. Thinking back to prestart i think I was asked but was a bit aloof ::wornout:: thinking it would have been to service…

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Beazley77
Nov 20, 2014 2:21 pm
Beazley77
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Mondeo
Nov 20, 2014 12:24 pm
Mondeo
Marmalade
Marmalade
20 November 2014

Starting our Journey - Allcastle homes - The Regent

Starting our Journey - Allcastle homes - The Regent
NSW

..and ensure they have a water drainage protocol in place as well, even the slightest rain turned our site into a muddy bog, there was no regard for sloping the site away…

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Marmalade
Nov 20, 2014 7:48 am
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
19 November 2014

House Build: Made all the wrong choices.

House Build: Made all the wrong choices.
1, 2, 3

Your kitchen is lovely :) especially the CrystalGloss cabinets, but I'm biased as that's what we have ;)

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HomeAngels
Nov 19, 2014 6:35 pm
HomeAngels
13Jack
13Jack
19 November 2014

Have you got warranties and manuals?

Have you got warranties and manuals?
VIC

You should get all the papers on hand-over. From air-con to carpets etc etc. Termite…

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13Jack
Nov 19, 2014 1:52 pm
missmae
missmae
19 November 2014

list of things to fix

list of things to fix
VIC

I would definately give them the list asap. They know you are there already so, it will save them and you time in the end!

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missmae
Nov 19, 2014 10:40 am
bermuda23
bermuda23
19 November 2014

Applying for dispensation

Applying for dispensation
VIC

Hi all, I'm intending to apply for a dispensation to my council in relation to the natural lights to the habitable window (reg. 420). Have anyone used to apply for this…

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bermuda23
Nov 19, 2014 8:59 am
justheart
justheart
18 November 2014

Facade colour advice/help

Facade colour advice/help
VIC

Haha.... we have black Sambuca Roofs... we also have sarking all throughout our house so that helps with the heat a little i guess. Was pretty hot a few days ago and i…

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justheart
Nov 18, 2014 10:53 pm
justheart
insider
insider
18 November 2014

How Bad is Site Cut then LOTS of Rain?

How Bad is Site Cut then LOTS of Rain?
VIC

outer east of melbourne generally doesn't have too much heave problems unless you are in the cranbourne/berwick area.

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insider
Nov 18, 2014 8:59 pm
insider
mgilla
mgilla
18 November 2014

FFL and drainage Question

FFL and drainage Question
VIC

Hi all, so it would seem on my FFL plan on our proposed build that my drive way will be dipping down from the footpath with an agi drain/grill…

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mgilla
Nov 18, 2014 8:43 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
18 November 2014

land undervalued by Bank

land undervalued by Bank
VIC

Excellent outcome!

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aloenyx
Nov 18, 2014 6:47 pm
aloenyx
mjbigo
mjbigo
18 November 2014

Anyone Building With WA housing Center, BGC Residential

Anyone Building With WA housing Center, BGC Residential
WA

Hi All, Is anyone of you building with WA Housing Center - BGC Residential and got your slab down between September and October? If so would you mind sharing what the wait…

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mjbigo
Nov 18, 2014 3:25 pm
KetKul
KetKul
18 November 2014

Looking to buy in Willodale

Looking to buy in Willodale
NSW

Hi Everyone :D Me and my partner secured an appointment in the next release which is on this Saturday. Even though it's very exciting we try not to get our hopes high as…

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KetKul
Nov 18, 2014 12:37 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 November 2014

Exposure Grade requirements, need help please.

Exposure Grade requirements, need help please.
NSW

5k from the beach and they should be OK. We're 1.2 km from a beach and we wouldn't be classified as a marine environment but on the odd occasion with a pounding surf and…

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Stewie D
Nov 17, 2014 9:37 pm
engs
engs
17 November 2014

Aveling Homes build at Champion Lakes

Aveling Homes build at Champion Lakes
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi, How's it going with the new house? I'm sure it is still frantic... moving in is never a quiet moment in one's life :) Cheers, Cat

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engs
Nov 17, 2014 2:05 pm
engs
Charis0421
Charis0421
17 November 2014

Boral Bricks Sienna and Argyle - need photos please!

Boral Bricks Sienna and Argyle - need photos please!
SA

Hi all, I have 2 Boral bricks that I like- Sienna and Argyle, but cant find a display of them in SA. Has anyone built their house in either of these bricks and are…

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Charis0421
Nov 17, 2014 1:16 pm
Charis0421
zdplc 7
zdplc 7
17 November 2014

Coal Dust Tiles

Coal Dust Tiles
VIC

Hi everyone, I'm not sure if I writing this in the right section, but ill soon find out :D I was wondering if anybody has Alice roof tiles coal dust? If so did you paint…

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zdplc 7
Nov 17, 2014 12:35 pm
swarmski
swarmski
17 November 2014

Converting garage to home salon

Converting garage to home salon
NSW

Thanks for the img hotlink Stewie and threads. Hopefully i can get some more input and i will have a read through those threads

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swarmski
Nov 17, 2014 10:41 am
trayracer
trayracer
17 November 2014

Selecting Brick - Coated or Solid color

Selecting Brick - Coated or Solid color
NSW

Just saw this thread. Speaking to Austral, the bricks aren't actually solid colour. Apparently they apply the same coating on both types of bricks, but they colour the…

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trayracer
Nov 17, 2014 9:28 am
SychoAngel
SychoAngel
17 November 2014

What's an 88b???

What's an 88b???
NSW

Thanks Jenny! Will dig up my old paperwork from when we bought the house. Thanks for replying :)

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SychoAngel
Nov 17, 2014 7:38 am
SychoAngel
Mrs Mack
Mrs Mack
16 November 2014

Aqua Drop Flooring

Aqua Drop Flooring
SA

Hi all We are currently trying to decide on flooring and we have been looking into Aqua drop, it looks like laminate but is actually vinyl. It's not loose lay, though, it…

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Mrs Mack
Nov 16, 2014 9:01 pm
[[Sapphire]]
[[Sapphire]]
16 November 2014

Neighbour Fence Issue - Advice or help please

Neighbour Fence Issue - Advice or help please
VIC

End up on a current affair Jk nah fingers crossed they have a conscience

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[[Sapphire]]
Nov 16, 2014 8:05 pm
Denise123
Denise123
16 November 2014

Volume Build

Volume Build
VIC

Hi Thank you for your reply. I'm sorry to hear of all your troubles. I would have hoped that you would be protected by the 7 year warranty I wont be signing up with…

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Denise123
Nov 16, 2014 8:14 am
Lizclint
Lizclint
15 November 2014

Anyone building in "The Ponds,2769"

Anyone building in "The Ponds,2769"
NSW

Allcastle commenced building our Freshwater MKII home in Lapstone Street, The Ponds mid September. The bricklayers are working as we speak. The Freshwater is on display…

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Lizclint
Nov 15, 2014 4:39 pm

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