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Building again, Ben Trager homes WA

Building again, Ben Trager homes WA
WA
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We're soon to be building with Ben Trager so will be watching with interest. Good luck with everything.

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Benno123
Apr 24, 2018 4:33 pm

Thanks, they’re actually a lightish grey. My brothers camera phone isn’t great. My ensuite tiles are charcoal which in certain light will look black. I’ve attached a…

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Summitlovin
Apr 24, 2018 4:04 pm
Ashwin
Ashwin
37 m

First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane

First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

They are having a family funday this weekend for officially opening of the display village. So I assume all the display houses should be ready by then. Try this link

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Ashwin
Apr 24, 2018 3:58 pm
Ashwin

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 50, 51, 52

Look at recessing your stacker doors into the slab, so that there is no railing to step/trip over when doors to alfresco are open. We have been quoted only $220 to…

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shokel1975
Apr 24, 2018 2:23 pm
shokel1975
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atemby
Apr 24, 2018 1:51 pm
atemby
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
J278
J278
21 April

Bedfordale - New Build - Perth WA

Bedfordale - New Build - Perth WA
WA
1, 2, 3

Looking good. Love your ceilings!

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J278
Apr 21, 2018 10:45 am
J278
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
Choosy
Choosy
19 April

Individual Design - New Choice Homes

Individual Design - New Choice Homes
WA
1 ... 10, 11, 12

My sister in-laws have younger children than us and one has had vinyl floor for a few years, it is very practical and looks good.

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Choosy
Apr 19, 2018 4:38 pm
Choosy
atemby
atemby
19 April

HGWA Baldivis

HGWA Baldivis
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

how exciting!!!!

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atemby
Apr 19, 2018 3:26 pm
atemby
Summitlovin
Summitlovin
19 April

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Such a shame there has been a delay. Hopefully they get moving for you soon!

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Summitlovin
Apr 19, 2018 2:22 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

Rossmoyne WA - First Build With Ventura

Rossmoyne WA - First Build With Ventura
WA

Slugcatcher It would be highly recommended that you get detailed engineering inspection photos of your 1c slab truss connections & reinforcement prior to concrete…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 16, 2018 8:41 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
atemby
atemby
16 April

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT
WA
1, 2, 3

oh really thats good to know and so hand for you! we have a family friend who is a painter who will be doing ours weve been lucky good to know people with different trades lol

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atemby
Apr 16, 2018 2:45 pm
atemby

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
lad2018
lad2018
15 April

Celebration Homes Build

Celebration Homes Build
WA

I look forward to following your build, I'm also building in Calleya and considering building with Celebration Homes. Hope you get offered a better arrangement with your…

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lad2018
Apr 15, 2018 11:44 pm

Building with MOMU at Brightwood (Baldivis)

Building with MOMU at Brightwood (Baldivis)
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Looks good! Baffles me why they'd order the boards so far in advance and not install them ...

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just_a_draftee
Apr 15, 2018 1:04 am
just_a_draftee
Aitch
Aitch
14 April

How often do you visit your site?

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

About once a week, but there have been times where I've not looked for a few weeks, mainly due to lack of progress (at least 6 months into build - 10 months from contract…

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Aitch
Apr 14, 2018 1:09 pm

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
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
5 April

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

Looking great, Good to see they keep the granite protection on for the duration of construction! Colours also looking great on the front elevation! "aggregate…

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sparky_JsP
Apr 05, 2018 5:17 pm
sparky_JsP
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
sabrelli
sabrelli
30 March

2.7m ceiling height and garage door height... thoughts..?

2.7m ceiling height and garage door height... thoughts..?
WA
1, 2

Yup, this is from my construction plans - and part of the documentation that was lodged to the council for DA approval.

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sabrelli
Mar 30, 2018 9:34 am
pandibabi
pandibabi
25 March

Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover

Oh I did not think of it being a pull down I think it's more of a permanent structure 🤣if you can engineer that would be interesting!

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pandibabi
Mar 25, 2018 1:14 pm
pandibabi
algernon
algernon
24 March

Tiled roof or Colorbond !?

Tiled roof or Colorbond !?
WA
1, 2

It also occurs to me that I haven't mentioned building for the OP's climate. Perth is in Climate Zone 5 (Warm Temperate), with mild winters and hot summers (see the…

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algernon
Mar 24, 2018 8:56 am
lisalula
lisalula
15 March

Building the Lennox with Celebration Homes

Building the Lennox with Celebration Homes
WA
1, 2

Hey a bit late to the party but the house looks great! I wondered if you had a photo of your powder room with the sink? Did you pick your sink or was it standard? Thanks, Lisa :)

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lisalula
Mar 14, 2018 11:51 pm

So we had PCI on the 20th of Feb and picked up our keys on the 1st March. Couldn’t be happier with our home and it has been so crazy busy since then packing and moving…

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m0llss
Mar 13, 2018 11:19 pm
Sea Horse
Sea Horse
10 March

Having NBN connected to your new home

Having NBN connected to your new home
WA

Just a further update. A search of our address on the NBN website now returns a "Great news! You are ready to connect" message as opposed to the "It's coming by 2020"…

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Sea Horse
Mar 10, 2018 12:38 pm
Sea Horse
Smurfei
Smurfei
8 March

Home Building Blogs

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

Hi, Building Rochester 31 - Easy Living by Carlisle Homes - Melbourne. https://rochester31islove.wordpress.com Thanks!

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Smurfei
Mar 08, 2018 10:50 am
Mrsxtro01
Mrsxtro01
7 March

HGWA Della Vita Floor Tiles- Cleaning

HGWA Della Vita Floor Tiles- Cleaning
WA

Hello all. We moved into our new HGWA house in December 2017 and have been trying everything that the supermarket and Bunnings can provide to get our charcoal Della Vita…

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Mrsxtro01
Mar 07, 2018 6:50 pm
ja2000
ja2000
4 March

Floor plan

Floor plan
WA

What is the orientation of your block? West facing bedrooms can get hot, unless you are getting aircon etc.

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ja2000
Mar 04, 2018 6:47 pm
KD1sthome
KD1sthome
28 February

Byford Build!

Byford Build!
WA
1, 2

Yeah ours has been great too very lucky! lets hope in 4 weeks im replying with our finance being approved!! Oh wow that is very picky, especially in the time of google!

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KD1sthome
Feb 28, 2018 5:24 pm
insider
insider
27 February

New Build in Melton West with JG King

New Build in Melton West with JG King
WA

Write reply... Mainly H2 but some areas are class P due to fill over the top of highly reactive natural clays. Melton west is one of the hotspots for slab heave so do…

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insider
Feb 27, 2018 9:03 pm
insider
JayCee24
JayCee24
23 February

Site works cost!

Site works cost!
WA

Our siteworks cost is $61K. 350sqm block a bit slope with 1.5M fall from rear to front so retaining walls are required. BAL 19, soil type A, D10 engineering details. I…

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JayCee24
Feb 23, 2018 10:49 pm
algernon
algernon
21 February

Floorplan Feedback

Floorplan Feedback
WA

Some thoughts from me: Good use of the battleaxe block by siting the house where you have (we've done the same with our build on a…

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algernon
Feb 21, 2018 11:15 am
SilentBoB
SilentBoB
21 February

First timers - Smart Homes for Living in Wellard

First timers - Smart Homes for Living in Wellard
WA
1 ... 22, 23, 24

The only thing we wished we did was extend the alfresco paving out a metre and along our bedroom sliding door. Now the plan is to just put some stones and feature tiles…

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SilentBoB
Feb 20, 2018 11:37 pm
SilentBoB
Mimpi
Mimpi
14 February

Redink - Equis Lake - The Vines

Redink - Equis Lake - The Vines
WA

Thank you Madora! ☺️ It really is an exciting time. We have followed your build and have thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts. Wow! We never really put the pieces…

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Mimpi
Feb 14, 2018 1:26 pm
ems082
ems082
13 February

Rural Build - Redink - Gingin WA

Rural Build - Redink - Gingin WA
WA
1, 2

::cheerleader::can't wait to see them, it'll be so nice to have them down.

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ems082
Feb 13, 2018 10:32 pm
ems082
stevenj
stevenj
12 February

has anyone built with content-living recently?

has anyone built with content-living recently?
WA

i would not build with them again... poor quality workmanship to a lazy supervisor who would make excuses all the time. plaster constantly coming off the walls leaking…

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stevenj
Feb 12, 2018 11:25 am
rosemi
rosemi
11 February

Doing it again

Doing it again
WA
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Thanks Hehe - She's a little ratbag - tried everything possible to get my dinner this evening - almost got it too. I'd forgotten just how sharp kittens claws are - found…

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rosemi
Feb 11, 2018 8:27 pm
rosemi
JaNelly
JaNelly
9 February

Portifino HGWA - Homegroup Karnup WA

Portifino HGWA - Homegroup Karnup WA
WA

Unfortunately no, the tank is a massive 164,000l tank :-( , on the upsize, raising the brickwork means we get higher ceilings lol

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JaNelly
Feb 09, 2018 2:35 pm
JaNelly
muimui
muimui
8 February

Telstra pits under driveways - help!

Telstra pits under driveways - help!
WA
1, 2

Hi, EmyN Have you pour your driveway yet? We have the same issue but telstra said our concrete lid is trafficable. Do you have any problem with yours? Did you get telstra…

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muimui
Feb 08, 2018 8:24 am
Kb1705
Kb1705
8 February

Perth WA - two storey builder recommendations?

Perth WA - two storey builder recommendations?
WA

Thanks for your response. I am not quite sure about 101 and HGWA they have had bad maintenance issues in one of the other groups . my block is a irregular shape 10m…

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Kb1705
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