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brokenstick
Oct 19, 2018 9:20 am
brokenstick
Melos
Melos
16 October

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1, 2

Thanks guys I was worried the dark might be a bit bold but I’ve got to trust it and stop second guessing

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Melos
Oct 16, 2018 6:46 pm
dee13
dee13
12 October

HGWA in Calleya Estate

HGWA in Calleya Estate
WA
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I didn't pick the HG tiles, but chose black matte tiles from European.... the worst decision I have ever made! They're an absolute nightmare, plus I live in Baldivis which…

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dee13
Oct 12, 2018 12:42 pm
On_Tap
On_Tap
11 October

Our RedInk Build in Karnup - The Eclipse

Our RedInk Build in Karnup - The Eclipse
WA

Hi JaNelly, we are looking at building a version of the eclipse too. How was your build? And are you happy with the end result? Would you have made any other changes to…

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On_Tap
Oct 11, 2018 1:58 pm
wazza23
wazza23
10 October

Has anyone made a list of things to compare Builders?

Has anyone made a list of things to compare Builders?
WA

Hi, yep went with Ross North. Extremely professional well run company who still are very personal with each client. Very happy so far .

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wazza23
Oct 10, 2018 1:46 pm
RSands
RSands
9 October

Express Two Storey (Ventura Group) build in Hocking, WA

Express Two Storey (Ventura Group) build in Hocking, WA
WA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hi! I have read through your post and it has been very helpful. Unfortunately I am not able to PM you. We are set to sign and hand back complete pre-start with express two…

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RSands
Oct 09, 2018 7:55 pm

We have some progress! My partner and I went down yesterday just to see if anythings changed (we thought at most the block would just now be free of weeds ect) and were…

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KD1sthome
Oct 09, 2018 6:29 pm
Gary singh
Gary singh
7 October

Avonlee Henley Brook Perth

Avonlee Henley Brook Perth
WA
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hi Avonlee this company did our synthetic Lawn and it is specific Design for dogs 2 years gone passed it still looks the same https://waturfgurus.com/artificial-grass-for-dogs/

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Gary singh
Oct 07, 2018 2:25 pm
Gary singh
Gary singh
7 October

Recommendations for fake turf Perth?

Recommendations for fake turf Perth?
WA

yes this Artificial grass Supply & Installation company has a best Quality artificial grass in Perth WA looked around every ware https://waturfgurus.com/

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Gary singh
Oct 07, 2018 2:18 pm

Went down yesterday and in less than 2 weeks they've completed 95% of the brickwork. We cannot believe how quick its gone up! Was funny to note over the last fortnight…

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mitchell_owens
Oct 07, 2018 9:36 am
IamSAM
IamSAM
4 October

Alfresco in the middle of the floor plan

Alfresco in the middle of the floor plan
WA

There is some sort of guideline/regulation that requires your living areas to have direct access to backyard. Plz check if this is achieved in your plan.

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IamSAM
Oct 04, 2018 2:10 pm
IamSAM

So it's now October!!!! Where has the time gone? I must admit this page has been neglected. I keep saying I need to update it. We've just finished roofing stage, with…

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ems082
Oct 02, 2018 7:55 pm
ems082
Tradie89
Tradie89
30 September

Building with Hamlen Homes - Perth (previously metro homes)

Building with Hamlen Homes - Perth (previously metro homes)
WA

Things have moved along very fast! Very impressed with the speed now that the council issues have been resolved. I got home on the 03/09/18 and drove past to find the…

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Tradie89
Sep 30, 2018 11:40 am
Tradie89
Tradie89
30 September

Skirting board alternative for polished concrete

Skirting board alternative for polished concrete
WA

Hi guys, My house is currently being built in Perth WA and I have opted to have polished concrete throughout the place. The builder would not allow me to do this as part…

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Tradie89
Sep 30, 2018 11:19 am
Richb
Richb
28 September

FAIL! WHY is my Dulux Acrylic Texture Coat render crumbling?

FAIL! WHY is my Dulux Acrylic Texture Coat render crumbling?
WA

Hi oneness Our house is aprox 4 years young we have now seen the failing Hadrian sand finish dulux product failing as you describe, sand particles in the upper storey box…

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Richb
Sep 28, 2018 4:12 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
27 September

Cost of site work (earthworks, retaining wall, levelling)

Cost of site work (earthworks, retaining wall, levelling)
WA
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A step down in the house still requires retaining walls if its 2 storey? Then add Deep beams to the above suspended slab as illustrated here You would be best…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 27, 2018 9:31 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Drew01
Drew01
25 September

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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If you want an internal gas fire, make sure you consider where, and ensure the flue path is clear of plumbing, and you have a gas line run at frame stage

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Drew01
Sep 25, 2018 3:43 pm
Drew01
Ourhomebythehill
Ourhomebythehill
23 September

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 30, 31, 32

We live 10 minutes from our block of land, so we visit at least once sometimes twice a week. It's 2.5acres with an amazingly stunning view so we often just sit on the…

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Ourhomebythehill
Sep 23, 2018 11:42 am
JZ Build
JZ Build
22 September

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
1 ... 75, 76, 77

"Smart House Solar" is Australia's most trusted . We're most trusted and reliable solar expert providing Commercial and Residential Solar in different…

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JZ Build
Sep 22, 2018 4:15 pm
chrinee
chrinee
19 September

BOLD Portofino 229 (Brisbane) - PCI 13 AUG!

BOLD Portofino 229 (Brisbane) - PCI 13 AUG!
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Yes Ashwin. Will hopefully update my thread this weekend.

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chrinee
Sep 19, 2018 8:51 pm
kidu13
kidu13
19 September

Hilbert HGWA Build

Hilbert HGWA Build
WA
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Looks amazing !!

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kidu13
Sep 19, 2018 1:53 pm
kidu13

We wanted a barn door on the front of the scullery. So Homezone cleverly moved walls to suit. The flow of the area just seems to work better now.

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Simonhome
Sep 14, 2018 12:27 pm
Simonhome
HereForHelp
HereForHelp
5 September

Not proceeeding after Preliminary Works

Not proceeeding after Preliminary Works
WA

What do you mean by Preliminary Works? As in the site works have already begun or is everything still on paper (i.e. drawings, council approval etc.)?

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HereForHelp
Sep 05, 2018 6:21 pm
Carlymbaxter
Carlymbaxter
31 August

our first home group wa home

our first home group wa home
WA
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Hi, I realise this is an older thread but I’m just wondering if you vanity necks are the grey finestone? I’m considering using it and have been looking for pics! Cheers

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Carlymbaxter
Aug 31, 2018 5:46 pm
irisheyes015
irisheyes015
22 August

Need to know law

Need to know law
WA

Yes that's correct my garage is plastered and my brickwork is on the outside most bricks dont have the pigment on both sides that's why it looks like that

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irisheyes015
Aug 22, 2018 2:10 am
almaty
almaty
18 August

First Build with Summit Perth WA

First Build with Summit Perth WA
WA
1 ... 18, 19, 20

The sand can often sink around the soak well when you get some rain. This is because when they install the soak well, they backfill around the soak well with sand and…

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almaty
Aug 18, 2018 6:22 pm

Hi All, Quick update, did sign with Platinum but only lost about $15,000 worth of deposit and pre-planning expenses. We ended up getting the home built with a smaller WA…

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207 de
Aug 15, 2018 8:16 pm
Choosy
Choosy
13 August

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters
WA
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Looking great, won't be long before you will be enjoying your pool.

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Choosy
Aug 14, 2018 12:50 am
Choosy
Choosy
Choosy
13 August

Individual Design - New Choice Homes

Individual Design - New Choice Homes
WA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Thanks we are so glad that we did the sliding doors and fitout after handover. I have been making great progress with sewing the blockout curtains in between cleaning,…

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Choosy
Aug 14, 2018 12:44 am
Choosy
Choosy
Choosy
13 August

HGWA Baldivis

HGWA Baldivis
WA
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Your front landscaping is looking good against your facade.

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Choosy
Aug 13, 2018 11:54 pm
Choosy
J278
J278
13 August

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT
WA
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And we are IN!!! loving our new home still alot to do!

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J278
Aug 13, 2018 9:11 pm
J278
HootHouse
HootHouse
8 August

Rossmoyne WA - First Build With Ventura

Rossmoyne WA - First Build With Ventura
WA
1, 2

Did you hire an independent building inspector?

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HootHouse
Aug 08, 2018 12:34 pm
Simonhome
Simonhome
1 August

Express Two Storey

Express Two Storey
WA

Express isn't ventura

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Simonhome
Aug 01, 2018 1:21 am
Simonhome
jpmontoya
jpmontoya
31 July

Domain by Plunkett

Domain by Plunkett
WA

Ummm i don't agree with that, he is someone that I would stay miles away from Plunkett is so last century.

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jpmontoya
Jul 31, 2018 10:10 pm
jpmontoya
blackcat20
blackcat20
26 July

Exterior colours. Grey is the most confusing colour

Exterior colours. Grey is the most confusing colour
WA

We're using timeless grey for our portico to make it stand out from the rest of the house.

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blackcat20
Jul 26, 2018 11:13 am
blackcat20
Sara111
Sara111
25 July

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

I and my husband have long been looking for a solution for the shade in our backyard since we do not have it, and I've come across , so I've gathered courage and ordered…

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Sara111
Jul 25, 2018 8:45 pm
jpmontoya
jpmontoya
24 July

Has anyone done brickwork change during building ?

Has anyone done brickwork change during building ?
WA

speak to ur SS first maybe he can help Who is the builder that you are using?

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jpmontoya
Jul 24, 2018 11:26 pm
jpmontoya

Walls - Cavity Brickwork head Flashings Not installed

Walls - Cavity Brickwork head Flashings Not installed
WA

Hi Thanks heaps for your response. We completed building inspection report during construction (during the first height). Unfortunately the inspectors did not pickup…

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kereninotech
Jul 23, 2018 2:28 pm

100 mm slab poured

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sparky_JsP
Jul 22, 2018 9:50 am
sparky_JsP
gogo65
gogo65
17 July

Custom Build with Summit Homes Perth

Custom Build with Summit Homes Perth
WA

Plan looks fantastic, Looking forward to seeing your colour selection!

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gogo65
Jul 17, 2018 9:18 pm
gogo65
lad2018
lad2018
17 July

Celebration Homes Build

Celebration Homes Build
WA
1, 2

Hi, Thanks for your reply. Trying to help forum users to make intelligent decision in selecting Tiles with an example of WA Tiles. You are correct that this is our Family…

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lad2018
Jul 17, 2018 2:53 pm
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
17 July

1st Build - New Choice Homes

1st Build - New Choice Homes
WA
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Hey! Question, how big is your garden shed? And how does it sit in comparison to the rest of the back yard?

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stayxtrue
Jul 17, 2018 12:03 pm
stayxtrue

We are looking at our fencing options for our new build in Perth. We have a corner block so we need roughly a 25m stretch of privacy fencing along the road facing side of…

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matt1927
Jul 11, 2018 11:49 am
Pond
Pond
6 July

new home with New Gen (summit) Piara Waters WA

new home with New Gen (summit) Piara Waters WA
WA

Good Choice. Piara Waters and Harrisdale are Perths most wanted suburb. Please read my post that talks about Tile selection viewtopic.php?f=31&t=92686 Good luck…

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Pond
Jul 06, 2018 12:46 pm
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Kylielam
Jul 01, 2018 12:39 pm

First Build with Easystart Homes - Perth

First Build with Easystart Homes - Perth
WA

Paving is now done and A/C installed. PCI booked for 9th July!

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Limit_Point
Jun 18, 2018 1:50 pm
steel
steel
12 June

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park
WA

Coming to the pointy end of our prestart. Actual meeting will be tomorrow were we go through our selections and finish off the electrical. Most of what I mentioned already…

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steel
Jun 12, 2018 5:53 pm
dan2090
dan2090
30 May

Jessies Build - Baldivis - New Generation - KEYS

Jessies Build - Baldivis - New Generation - KEYS
WA
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A few years down the track and looks this app does a bunch of Lifesize walkthrough stuff. Seems a bitt too good to be true, but its a free app and worth a play :)

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dan2090
May 30, 2018 3:08 pm

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