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StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
31 August 2015

When Do You Need An Edge Beam?

When Do You Need An Edge Beam?
QLD

Hi 1st-timers Do you have piles beneath the footings along the garage boundary? More information is required..Hmm $2k for a couple of cubic metres of concrete What do you…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 31, 2015 3:40 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
DingoD64
DingoD64
31 August 2015

Building the McLaren by Dechellis

Building the McLaren by Dechellis
SA
1 ... 71, 72, 73

Hi Mclaren, I have spent many hours reading your build. We are doing our selections currently for 'The Vogue'. I cant recall, did you get soft…

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DingoD64
Aug 31, 2015 1:30 pm
DingoD64
KateArnold
KateArnold
31 August 2015

McDonald Jones Homes - Chelsea One

McDonald Jones Homes - Chelsea One
NSW

Hi There, We have been placed on the construction list to start our Chelsea One home... they say within 20 days construction will start. What have peoples experiences…

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KateArnold
Aug 31, 2015 1:08 pm
jessicana10
jessicana10
31 August 2015

Is anyone building the Monterey with Milton facade (Henley)?

Is anyone building the Monterey with Milton facade (Henley)?
VIC

Yeah the window did cost extra, I think maybe $400 I'm not sure but we got timber too which was also $600 to have all facade windows in timber. We got just render on the…

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jessicana10
Aug 31, 2015 12:53 pm
jessicana10
JB1
JB1
30 August 2015

Independent Plumbing Inspector Reccomendations

Independent Plumbing Inspector Reccomendations
VIC

You don't need a plumbing inspector. There's a problem, ask them to fix it. What did your builder say about the water pressure (flow)? I'll call the plumbing commission…

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JB1
Aug 30, 2015 11:54 pm
sinurt
sinurt
30 August 2015

Commodore Homes Build in Wellard WA - Moved in!!

Commodore Homes Build in Wellard WA - Moved in!!
WA
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Oh the feature wall in the theater is sensational!!! What color is that? Also the bluish one is nice too, what one is that? First…

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sinurt
Aug 30, 2015 11:22 pm
sinurt
emilyb35
emilyb35
30 August 2015

How to decide on a builder??

How to decide on a builder??
1, 2

Well we are still looking. Im meeting with planbuild and Hald (house and land design) this week. Has anyone built with either of these companies. So many things to…

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emilyb35
Aug 30, 2015 8:12 pm
IssyandOzzy
IssyandOzzy
30 August 2015

First home build with HGWA in Helena Valley Views

First home build with HGWA in Helena Valley Views
WA
1, 2

Love your house Emms! Your master is kinda like ours with the his and hers!

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IssyandOzzy
Aug 30, 2015 6:31 pm
aussieta
aussieta
30 August 2015

Blacktown Council - Road opening permit - rejected

Blacktown Council - Road opening permit - rejected
NSW

my brother had a similar problem and "a garbage collector or builders truck must have accidentally driven over tree" when we get new tree can we have it in a better spot

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aussieta
Aug 30, 2015 10:33 am
aussieta
lefty_15
lefty_15
30 August 2015

Roleystone - building with SIP's

Roleystone - building with SIP's
WA

Hi folks I have read a few of the other threads regarding SIP's but wanted to start my own thread with questions relevant to me: 1. What are the "lessons learnt" from your…

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lefty_15
Aug 30, 2015 9:28 am
Suezp
Suezp
29 August 2015

I want YOU....to tell me if you'd add/change anything in my

I want YOU....to tell me if you'd add/change anything in my
VIC

Thanks guys, appreciate the input. The drawing is labeled correctly I should have mentioned, the living room is actually a TV/media room for my…

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Suezp
Aug 29, 2015 9:44 pm
Qld_Oasis
Qld_Oasis
29 August 2015

Feedback on 34sq Plan (MJH Oasis)

Feedback on 34sq Plan (MJH Oasis)
QLD

Hi Danni, We also had a budget like yours in mind at the start of the process. Our estimate for site costs is about $15k (flat site, H1 soil likely) + $5k for BAL 12.5. …

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Qld_Oasis
Aug 29, 2015 11:19 am
TomCat
TomCat
29 August 2015

Rossdale or Format?

Rossdale or Format?
SA

It can be hit and miss I reckon. I know two peeps who built with one of those builders and they are friends. One couple told me they were great. The other said terrible…

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TomCat
Aug 29, 2015 10:52 am
TomCat
Pobie
Pobie
28 August 2015

Build in Cardinia - septic/sewer question

Build in Cardinia - septic/sewer question
VIC

Thank you :-) So perhaps we can install a Septic Holding tank and have all our water directed to the holding tank. A 4000ltr tank would have to be emptied quite frequently…

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Pobie
Aug 29, 2015 12:43 am
Pobie
Kate+Tim
Kate+Tim
28 August 2015

Building In Warner Lakes The Reserve

Building In Warner Lakes The Reserve
QLD

Hi all, We are super keen to build at Warner lakes the reserve and are going through the…

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Kate+Tim
Aug 28, 2015 10:16 pm
Wardstrom15
Wardstrom15
28 August 2015

Building on a budget

Building on a budget
NSW

This is in NSW, looking like we might not be able to afford it. I land apparently slopes more than 2 meters and we don't think we can afford all the extra site costs plus…

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Wardstrom15
Aug 28, 2015 9:42 pm
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ColleyCrew
Aug 28, 2015 7:42 pm
Woolyfish
Woolyfish
28 August 2015

custom home group WA home - more pics!!

custom home group WA home - more pics!!
WA
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Just read this whole thread, man, what a rollercoaster of ups and downs. Your house is just beautiful with a lovely backyard to match.

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Woolyfish
Aug 28, 2015 3:48 pm
Woolyfish
simstarino
simstarino
28 August 2015

plantation breakthrough brooklyn

plantation breakthrough brooklyn
QLD

Has anyone ended up building a Brooklyn by Plantation since?

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simstarino
Aug 28, 2015 3:20 pm
teigs1
teigs1
28 August 2015

Choosing bricks dark preferred. Newbie here help please!!

Choosing bricks dark preferred. Newbie here help please!!
NSW

Cheers for that orpheus! I was wondering what the austral cost was! Will have to show my partner :)

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teigs1
Aug 28, 2015 8:16 am
bashworth
bashworth
27 August 2015

Stormwater OSD - When required?

Stormwater OSD - When required?
NSW

The council under their planning regulations will normally have the final word. There is some more information at this link…

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bashworth
Aug 28, 2015 12:22 am
bashworth
FirstHomeBuilder2015
FirstHomeBuilder2015
27 August 2015

Building First home - where to start?

Building First home - where to start?
NSW

Hi imak, thanks for your reply. We went to kellyville on the weekend and were very very surprised to find out about site costs of circa $100k. This is to demolish the…

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FirstHomeBuilder2015
Aug 27, 2015 6:06 pm
janidbest
janidbest
27 August 2015

Stuck with bricks

Stuck with bricks
NSW

According to me series 1 is not quality enough better to go for upgrade which does more quality and obviously it saves you bit giving strong walls and thermally saves energy

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janidbest
Aug 27, 2015 11:57 am
Building4my3tots
Building4my3tots
26 August 2015

Two sided fireplace efficiency and heating

Two sided fireplace efficiency and heating
NSW

So my update today.. Drove 40min out to hawkesbury heating only to find that they are out of gas and can't switch on the lopi double sided.. I could…

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Building4my3tots
Aug 26, 2015 10:52 pm
Building4my3tots
clairelv
clairelv
26 August 2015

do you like painting ?

do you like painting ?
QLD

i moved into my new house months ago ,and i kept thinking how to decorate my house everyday . i am interested in art always ,and i was an amateur painter but haven't…

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clairelv
Aug 26, 2015 2:40 pm
Natalie92
Natalie92
25 August 2015

Home Group WA - Eden Beach Jindalee Build

Home Group WA - Eden Beach Jindalee Build
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi everyone! So we now have bricks on site but no brickies as yet. we have been told 1-2 weeks so fingers crossed! We did come across a problem…

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Natalie92
Aug 25, 2015 9:40 pm
Natalie92
Jewen
Jewen
25 August 2015

Re: White Gum Estate North Kellyville

Re: White Gum Estate North Kellyville
NSW

Hi Lancaster 30, how was your construction process…

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Jewen
Aug 25, 2015 8:20 pm
rabs82
rabs82
25 August 2015

Building our first home - advice please!

Building our first home - advice please!
VIC
1, 2

Any updates on progress with Nostra Homes for anyone? I'm confused by a few negative posts yet nobody goes into any kind of detail.

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rabs82
Aug 25, 2015 7:18 pm
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
25 August 2015

Internal paint colour

Internal paint colour
TAS

Hi, just wondering f anyone has used the dulux paint colour pale mushroom and if so have any pics ? Thanks

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nat_luke1
Aug 25, 2015 5:06 pm
graceyhsm
graceyhsm
25 August 2015

Need some advice for retaining wall cost.

Need some advice for retaining wall cost.
QLD

I recognise this floor plan! Are you building Rialto39 with Metricon?

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graceyhsm
Aug 25, 2015 2:17 pm
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
25 August 2015

Plantation(Henley) Manhattan Q1 Brisbane in pictures!

Plantation(Henley) Manhattan Q1 Brisbane in pictures!
QLD
1 ... 6, 7, 8

I think it's more black black then grey black but is pretty similar to monument, yeah too late we tart the build next week and the builder will be mad with me if I ask and…

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nat_luke1
Aug 25, 2015 2:14 pm
RJ_McGray
RJ_McGray
25 August 2015

Burns Beach build 2-Home Group WA Key handover!!

Burns Beach build 2-Home Group WA Key handover!!
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Update on exterior front elevation specifically for housebythewater to show Dulux Grey pebble and Dulux Mudpack render.…

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RJ_McGray
Aug 25, 2015 12:36 pm
RJ_McGray
MalSannie
MalSannie
25 August 2015

Smart Homes Build

Smart Homes Build
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

I can see why you're a bit jealous - lovely! Is the landscaping part of the development? I love the edging it looks so neat

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MalSannie
Aug 25, 2015 5:24 am
MalSannie
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
25 August 2015

What do you think about this pipe?

What do you think about this pipe?
WA

Does the larger size pipe head down into the ground? My guess is it's the pipe from the kitchen sink.

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Perth_Euro
Aug 25, 2015 2:12 am
belzey
belzey
24 August 2015

Choose your favourite facade look!

Choose your favourite facade look!

And just to confuse it even more, here is another option #3 with ironstone colour (same as roof) above the garage...…

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belzey
Aug 24, 2015 11:03 pm
belzey
jimmyk
jimmyk
24 August 2015

New build JG King Homes- Bacchus 2

New build JG King Homes- Bacchus 2
VIC

Hi guys also here from geelong and the wife and i are about to sign up to build the memphis . Only prob is im hesitant to sign up without seeing the house , as there are…

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jimmyk
Aug 24, 2015 9:10 pm
janidbest
janidbest
24 August 2015

Manor lakes , Wyndham vale VIC

Manor lakes , Wyndham vale VIC
VIC

Well I'm not here for referral commission I'm happy to give that back to you .. Just posted this as a helping hand

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janidbest
Aug 24, 2015 6:04 pm
nikj
nikj
24 August 2015

Extra concrete

Extra concrete
VIC

OK, sounds like it's not total rubbish then. We're building on a slope(*) and only half of the house is on a slab ... so it's a small slab, but yes, it's for extra depth…

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nikj
Aug 24, 2015 4:21 pm
jomesh007
jomesh007
24 August 2015

Double Door Garden Shed

Double Door Garden Shed

I'm looking for a good Quality' garden shed. Any help is appreciated.

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jomesh007
Aug 24, 2015 2:36 pm
jomesh007
Emmz70
Emmz70
24 August 2015

What is the size of your alfresco doors? Post Pics

What is the size of your alfresco doors? Post Pics
WA
1, 2

Ventura homes has been the worst in pre start for their upgrade : We were quoted $2500 to upgrade our 4 panel sliding (FSSF) from 25c to 28c…

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Emmz70
Aug 24, 2015 11:49 am
AM4400
AM4400
24 August 2015

Hudson Homes

Hudson Homes
NSW

hi bugbos they look fairly new for Sydney. however i see they are building a lot of houses in central coast. Check out their facebook page:

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AM4400
Aug 24, 2015 11:47 am
bsant89
bsant89
24 August 2015

Building with Edgewater Homes

Building with Edgewater Homes
NSW

Thanks for that input sounds like you had and still are having a terrible experience. I had given them a 1000 deposit so when a package came up in Marsden Park Elara I…

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bsant89
Aug 24, 2015 10:50 am
zaxon
zaxon
24 August 2015

101 Residential in Rivervale

101 Residential in Rivervale
WA
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Hi Zaxon, I have just read through your post, your home looks lovely, and it sounds as though you had a mostly positive experience :)

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zaxon
Aug 24, 2015 10:25 am
zaxon
SheridanBenjamin
SheridanBenjamin
24 August 2015

Building the Chifley with Rawson - Update Photos - 24th Aug

Building the Chifley with Rawson - Update Photos - 24th Aug
NSW
1 ... 10, 11, 12

We have turf! Photos on the blog. Thanks for all the awesome comments! Very appreciated! Hopefully get around to answering questions soon!

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SheridanBenjamin
Aug 24, 2015 8:44 am
nickphili86
nickphili86
23 August 2015

Building the Chifley 42 with raw son homes - modifications?

Building the Chifley 42 with raw son homes - modifications?
NSW
1, 2

We have decided to upgrade our bricks to the Urban One Latte. Also have done about 10 changes to the internal and externa

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nickphili86
Aug 23, 2015 9:52 pm
StarGirlStar
StarGirlStar
23 August 2015

Building our First home with HGWA

Building our First home with HGWA
WA

We nearly went with Celebrations and they were very clear on the fact you could only make one structural change to plans etc... We did not sign up though just went over a…

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StarGirlStar
Aug 23, 2015 9:17 pm
StarGirlStar
Glennc74
Glennc74
23 August 2015

Structural Warranty question - please help!

Structural Warranty question - please help!
VIC

That's rubbish the third party did no repair works , when you moved in and took ownership you would have recieved certificates of compliance for the plumbing works , I…

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Glennc74
Aug 23, 2015 12:45 pm
MrBee
MrBee
23 August 2015

Paying for utilities when building a new house

Paying for utilities when building a new house
NSW

Brisbane is builder covers electricity and land owner covers rates and water.

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MrBee
Aug 23, 2015 10:07 am
MrBee

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