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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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Yeah, interested to see how it all turns out. You just know that a builder will try and worm their way out of anything if they can though! We are going to go and seal…

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just_a_draftee
Jan 20, 2018 1:49 am
just_a_draftee

Hilbert HGWA Build

Hilbert HGWA Build
WA
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Love the photo. Really helps give you a sense of the layout and your progress!

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Summitlovin
Jan 20, 2018 12:56 am
Jar Jar
Jar Jar
Yesterday

Choice Living WA

Choice Living WA
WA
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Hi Guys just an FYI this company is now up to 27 court writs, and a ceiling company has lodged a winding up order meaning if you don’t pay by x date around the end of…

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Jar Jar
Jan 19, 2018 9:53 am
Summitlovin
Summitlovin
19 January

First Timer (Built By Momu @ Calleya)

First Timer (Built By Momu @ Calleya)
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

I think the fact that they are not everywhere or dominant makes them pop even more and makes more of a statement anyway

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Summitlovin
Jan 19, 2018 12:07 am
Summitlovin
Summitlovin
18 January

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters
WA
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Looks great! I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you don’t get charged a variation fee

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Summitlovin
Jan 18, 2018 1:02 pm
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just_a_draftee
Jan 18, 2018 11:17 am
just_a_draftee

And the mark ups begin on V1 Is there anything I’m forgetting ?

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JaNelly
Jan 17, 2018 7:39 pm
JaNelly
kidu13
kidu13
16 January

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 29, 30, 31

We go past the site once or twice a week for the past 6 months and we haven't even got the title yet. We rent nearby. There were trees and bush in our lot when we first…

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kidu13
Jan 16, 2018 2:44 pm
kidu13

Drafting has been completed, building contract signed and pre-start is booked for this Friday 😊. I think we’re as ready as possible, just a few things to confirm on…

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ems082
Jan 16, 2018 2:32 pm
ems082
Summitlovin
Summitlovin
16 January

Building again, Ben Trager homes WA

Building again, Ben Trager homes WA
WA
1, 2

oh my gosh these pre-start figures make me want to curl up in a corner & cry! It also makes me wonder if i have included enough powerpoints etc. Guess i will find out!…

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Summitlovin
Jan 16, 2018 1:07 pm
tinkster
tinkster
16 January

HGWA Baldivis

HGWA Baldivis
WA

You are flying! Selections all look great too

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tinkster
Jan 16, 2018 5:56 am
tinkster
tinkster
tinkster
16 January

Our Celebration Homes Build Journey - Hocking

Our Celebration Homes Build Journey - Hocking
WA

Welcome! We are having a barn sliding door too, apparently the first one our builder has done and it came in at no cost as well, which was a HUGE surprise!

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tinkster
Jan 16, 2018 5:46 am
tinkster
tinkster
tinkster
16 January

M & C's First Build with HGWA - Eglinton

M & C's First Build with HGWA - Eglinton
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Kitchen looks great, oven is amazing!:-D

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tinkster
Jan 16, 2018 5:34 am
tinkster
dee13
dee13
16 January

B & D's First build with HGWA

B & D's First build with HGWA
WA
1 ... 15, 16, 17

we've always had ones with cushion backs & my partner would flatten them because he leans his arm on the top... then I saw this and realised he can't so I was sold

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dee13
Jan 16, 2018 12:33 am
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Ezza78
Jan 15, 2018 7:58 pm
SarahBrady
SarahBrady
15 January

Goodlife/Gemmil - Backyard & Decking July 2016

Goodlife/Gemmil - Backyard & Decking July 2016
WA
1 ... 62, 63, 64

Hey jcbissor, Your floors look amazing. Can i ask how they've been going? Have you had any issues with the laminate buckling etc? I am looking to install it in my house…

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SarahBrady
Jan 15, 2018 2:08 pm
JaNelly
JaNelly
13 January

Test

Test
WA

Testing

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JaNelly
Jan 13, 2018 2:47 am
JaNelly
atemby
atemby
12 January

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT
WA
1, 2

Oh ok will look into it we have prestart 7th Feb! i see your building with Summit I work for Summit:)

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atemby
Jan 12, 2018 1:59 pm
atemby
Choosy
Choosy
3 January

Property damage

Property damage
WA

Unfortunately we have the displeasure of dealing with damaged and miss alligned fences, the Dividing Fences Act 1961 states that the fence only…

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Choosy
Jan 03, 2018 4:01 pm
Choosy
kidu13
kidu13
2 January

Building the Lennox (Celebration Homes) in Wellard Glen

Building the Lennox (Celebration Homes) in Wellard Glen
WA
1, 2

I know it's a bit late to post a question here - but trying my luck anyway... Silly question : - I have a plan which also has Home Theatre in the front with a similar…

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kidu13
Jan 02, 2018 6:39 pm
kidu13
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
1 January

Bedfordale - New Build - Perth WA

Bedfordale - New Build - Perth WA
WA

Thanks, it great to see our plans coming to life.

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sparky_JsP
Jan 01, 2018 8:58 pm
sparky_JsP
spiffmiff
spiffmiff
1 January

Building with MOMU at Brightwood (Baldivis)

Building with MOMU at Brightwood (Baldivis)
WA

Haha sounds like my hubby :lol: I like both your choice and your wife's. At the end of the day its just paint, can always change it in a few years (though roof colour and…

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spiffmiff
Jan 01, 2018 3:26 pm
spiffmiff
rajah
rajah
27 December 2017

NBN Pit & Pipework

NBN Pit & Pipework
WA

Thanks, I definitely want to do it if it hasnt been done. Wish it was clear that it was the developers responsibility then i would follow up with them.

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rajah
Dec 27, 2017 12:55 pm
echo_base
echo_base
25 December 2017

Vision One Homes or Home Group WA

Vision One Homes or Home Group WA
WA

Vision One is a subsidiary of Novus Homes, I think. Novus are very good, so I imagine Vision One would be too. There was a visionone build on here a few years ago where…

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echo_base
Dec 25, 2017 2:52 pm
just_a_draftee
just_a_draftee
23 December 2017

HBC build - Lakelands

HBC build - Lakelands
WA

I did my tile selection at Crosby and they were great, picked whatever we want and just paid the extras for anything non-standard. Are you sure it wasn't the builder…

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just_a_draftee
Dec 23, 2017 9:07 pm
just_a_draftee
Madora Dreamer
Madora Dreamer
22 December 2017

New build with Redink Madora Bay

New build with Redink Madora Bay
WA
1 ... 10, 11, 12

I promised myself if I opened a box for any reason I would put the whole box away so I didn’t have opened boxes lying around

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Madora Dreamer
Dec 22, 2017 11:08 am
Madora Dreamer
Madora Dreamer
Madora Dreamer
22 December 2017

HGWA in Calleya Estate

HGWA in Calleya Estate
WA
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I ordered my couch from Nic Scali in September. They told me 12 weeks, I turned up in 8 and they wouldn’t hold it so paid for it to be delivered to my old house. …

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Madora Dreamer
Dec 22, 2017 12:59 am
Madora Dreamer
Madora Dreamer
Madora Dreamer
21 December 2017

Re: Choice Living WA

Re: Choice Living WA
WA

I have been following this site during my build and have never commented because I didn’t know what to say to you all. I could easily have chosen the same builder but…

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Madora Dreamer
Dec 21, 2017 10:06 am
Madora Dreamer

Unfortunately, it won't be lock up by Christmas, but we dropped by on the weekend and we did notice that the ceilings and cornices are installed on the ground floor.

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danbiscuit
Dec 20, 2017 9:47 pm
danbiscuit
claire91
claire91
19 December 2017

Home Building Blogs

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

Hi everyone! www.thefirstbuild.com - Granvue Homes Viridian- covers the build process and our first home buyer/builder journey in Beverage, Melbourne :) Happy reading!

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claire91
Dec 19, 2017 5:06 pm
Summitlovin
Summitlovin
17 December 2017

Site Works Cost in Perth

Site Works Cost in Perth
WA

My siteworks cost between 14-15k if i remember correctly. Class A soil, i already had retaining walls on 3 sides and relatively flat block (only slight slope where the…

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Summitlovin
Dec 17, 2017 6:16 pm
nicolac34
nicolac34
14 December 2017

Yanchep WA Build with Dreamstart (PLANTER AND LETTERBOX)

Yanchep WA Build with Dreamstart (PLANTER AND LETTERBOX)
WA
1 ... 27, 28, 29

We've had lifestyle quote for our dressing room fit out, nice to see that it looks such good quality! Although our quote was $3,500.... so am looking down the Ikea route as well.

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nicolac34
Dec 14, 2017 2:19 pm
nicolac34
sofia14
sofia14
14 December 2017

Update 2 yrs on: Build with Dreamstart homes

Update 2 yrs on: Build with Dreamstart homes
WA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

I don't want to use public forum to name and shame only. When people/companies do it right, I also write the positive. I wrote the above post because we weren't expecting…

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sofia14
Dec 14, 2017 12:34 am

Still haven't got the backyard sorted but at least we have a vege patch now

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SilentBoB
Dec 08, 2017 12:12 pm
SilentBoB
swsam
swsam
8 December 2017

Building in Cowaramup

Building in Cowaramup
WA

Things have progressed! It’s been 2 weeks tomorrow since settlement of land, and a week tomorrow since they finished earthworks. Slab is now down, and curing nicely! I…

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swsam
Dec 08, 2017 1:06 am
vanessah2015
vanessah2015
6 December 2017

HGWA Prestart

HGWA Prestart
WA

Thank you!! Appreciate that, I’ll keep it it mind for the underlay upgrade, I want to upgrade from the standard carpet, we have a little boy and he’s into everything…

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vanessah2015
Dec 06, 2017 11:16 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
3 December 2017

Keystart- Prestart Variations

Keystart- Prestart Variations
WA

Rebecca rose Brokers & New Home salesman are on commissions basically they will say whatever it takes to put a deal on the table, you should have declared cash upgrades…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 03, 2017 11:58 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
atemby
atemby
1 December 2017

Interior and exterior colours

Interior and exterior colours
WA

Hi Lucy! how are you! i have just signed my contract to build the southport platinum with HGWA how is everything going with you?

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atemby
Dec 01, 2017 6:15 pm
atemby
Dunne23
Dunne23
1 December 2017

Building First home with HGWA

Building First home with HGWA
WA

Hi everyone, we are looking at building our first home in Alkimos Beach with HGWA and wer are trying to save some $$$$ where we can. Has anyone put in the stormwater…

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Dunne23
Dec 01, 2017 2:26 am

So excited! So close to lock up now! Almost all doors and windows in. Walls are done, shelf/rails, pantry and linen cupboard are in. Lock-up should be tomorrow

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Rheezy
Nov 23, 2017 10:13 pm
Miloski
Miloski
22 November 2017

101 Residential

101 Residential
WA

Hi PerthNewbie We are building with 101 at the moment. We are building a 2 story custom plan, SOR in an established suburb. We shopped around and ended narrowing it…

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Miloski
Nov 22, 2017 7:49 pm
Rheezy
Rheezy
20 November 2017

My Build: Bushmead with HGWA

My Build: Bushmead with HGWA
WA
1, 2

Almost at lock up.. just waiting for windows to go in. Down here now and your slab is down!!! Congrats

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Rheezy
Nov 20, 2017 8:14 pm
SilentBoB
SilentBoB
20 November 2017

My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA

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

Looks awesome Dave! House looks like it's really coming along nicely!

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SilentBoB
Nov 20, 2017 3:43 pm
SilentBoB
Sarah159
Sarah159
20 November 2017

Given a variation after the work had been completed

Given a variation after the work had been completed
WA

Not 100% sure, but i think most builders have in the contract that your site must be clear of vegetation before work begins.

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Sarah159
Nov 20, 2017 11:38 am
chrinee
chrinee
20 November 2017

Heartwood

Heartwood
WA

After panicking about my colours I stumbled across the Heartwood range. For those with any of the Heartwoid tile range, is there a hint of grey in them..? Any pics of…

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chrinee
Nov 20, 2017 12:37 am
chrinee
chrinee
18 November 2017

FIRST HOME (Brisbane): BOLD Portofino 229

FIRST HOME (Brisbane): BOLD Portofino 229
WA

@H Family I read your thread this morning... so similar!!

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chrinee
Nov 18, 2017 8:07 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
18 November 2017

Itemised prices

Itemised prices
WA

You have a choice with adding/changing $60 door handles (upgrades) and it is not going to push you over the edge, nor is charging a $600 admin fee, though you are stuck…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 18, 2017 8:59 am
StructuralBIMGuy


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