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Finnerz74
Finnerz74
7 April 2016

Our Alkira Olivia Hornsby Shire

Our Alkira Olivia Hornsby Shire
NSW
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hi RJMM, We are very happy with the house. A few niggles here and there but Alkira has responded quickly. We were delayed getting in due to the driveway so only got in…

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Finnerz74
Apr 07, 2016 11:07 am
howieman
howieman
6 April 2016

Tiling dry area in new build - clearance needed from ground

Tiling dry area in new build - clearance needed from ground
QLD

thanks for the reply asked my tiler, they requested 15-18mm clearance cheers :)

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howieman
Apr 06, 2016 10:30 pm
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Pixielix
Apr 06, 2016 9:35 pm
Pixielix
Hearny87
Hearny87
6 April 2016

Building our first home - HGWA

Building our first home - HGWA
WA

Been away from this Forum for a bit. Everything from HGWA has been great so far !. We ran into a few delays with Titles which were originally due October last year, then…

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Hearny87
Apr 06, 2016 4:55 pm
Hearny87
MrsPeabody
MrsPeabody
6 April 2016

choosing a builder for knockdown rebuild Melbourne South Eas

choosing a builder for knockdown rebuild Melbourne South Eas
VIC

Got a spare room? We'd enjoy customizing a gym geared for you and your family’s fitness goals. The Fitness Shop (located in Essendon 10 mins from Melbourne CBD) Visit:

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MrsPeabody
Apr 06, 2016 3:08 pm
spearsfamily
spearsfamily
6 April 2016

What type of Conduit to "dig in" prior to driveway down

What type of Conduit to "dig in" prior to driveway down
WA

Im a sparky. 500 mm in free ground. Under concrete driveway it can be directly under or in it, we normally scratch it in. 300mm under paving. Orange for 240volts or if…

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spearsfamily
Apr 06, 2016 1:17 pm
spearsfamily

Now with floors: Laminate Floorboards: Titan Brushbox Carpet: Redbook (can't recall colour name)

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S7iCkSt3R
Apr 06, 2016 11:46 am
S7iCkSt3R
jelbell55
jelbell55
6 April 2016

KDR - Dale Alcock Eastern suburbs - Aggregate

KDR - Dale Alcock Eastern suburbs - Aggregate
WA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Looks amazing D_rail, great to hear from you. Love the pool and it looks like a great size! Looking forward to seeing it all finished

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jelbell55
Apr 06, 2016 10:22 am
sarahcraigy
sarahcraigy
6 April 2016

Anybody building with Provincial professional homes

Anybody building with Provincial professional homes
NSW

We are currently building with them, slab is down and frames were delivered today, anything specific you are looking for, just let me know, will help if I can.

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sarahcraigy
Apr 06, 2016 10:00 am
LaceyM
LaceyM
6 April 2016

Building in Pasadena Clyde - Botanic Homes FINAL WALKTHROUGH

Building in Pasadena Clyde - Botanic Homes FINAL WALKTHROUGH
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Yep partner made that from two sleepers and a letter box filler off ebay :) Pendants are from beacon that are over the kitchen and the large ones were from a small…

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LaceyM
Apr 06, 2016 9:58 am
LaceyM
Saint Girl
Saint Girl
6 April 2016

Preparing for knock down rebuild

Preparing for knock down rebuild
QLD

Organise the abolishment of services on the day of your settlement. It takes a while, especially gas. We are doing a KDB, our house is now under construction. We had a…

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Saint Girl
Apr 06, 2016 9:28 am
Saint Girl
Vcm_9
Vcm_9
5 April 2016

The Gallery House

The Gallery House
VIC

Thankyou so much for that update.. We want to do the exact same thing and put the pool in the zone outside the kitchen/dining, boxed in by Loggia and theatre. I think a…

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Vcm_9
Apr 05, 2016 10:39 pm
Vcm_9
ciscoarc
ciscoarc
5 April 2016

Building with Rawson @The New Rouse Hill

Building with Rawson @The New Rouse Hill
NSW

Does anyone know how easy/hard it is to add another power socket in the master bedroom (for electrician of course)? Unbeliavably Rawson refuses to add another power…

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ciscoarc
Apr 05, 2016 8:59 pm
A+A+I
A+A+I
5 April 2016

anyone building in armstrong creek?

anyone building in armstrong creek?
QLD
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Has anybody who has built on the Barwon Heads side put in a double shower, and is there enough pressure to use both heads? Thanks

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A+A+I
Apr 05, 2016 3:52 pm
Forg
Forg
5 April 2016

Getting a good quote;

Getting a good quote;
QLD

Given it's Townsville, you can't get your ceiling insulation upgraded beyond R3.5? Up to the limit of what will fit, it doesn't seem like insulation upgrades cost…

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Forg
Apr 05, 2016 2:32 pm
Harmony Owner
Harmony Owner
5 April 2016

Styled Living Area for Harmony Entertainer

Styled Living Area for Harmony Entertainer
NSW

I have a corner in my living/dining area that looks pretty bare! I would love to see how you have all styled this area :-) Thank you in advance

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Harmony Owner
Apr 05, 2016 1:34 pm
watermill
watermill
5 April 2016

Facade thread

Facade thread
VIC

Hi all, is there a facade thread on here? That showcases everyone's facades?? :D

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watermill
Apr 05, 2016 12:31 pm
watermill
building-expert
building-expert
5 April 2016

Site cost - split with steps and excess soil removal charges

Site cost - split with steps and excess soil removal charges
NSW

It seems to me that none of this is handled well My assumption would be that at the time of quoting builder had all relevant information to arrive at his price. This…

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building-expert
Apr 05, 2016 12:04 pm
building-expert
melipen19
melipen19
5 April 2016

Shaving cabinet dilemma

Shaving cabinet dilemma

Hi need some advice regarding shaving cabinet please... it is driving me crazy. We have been provided with a shaving cabinet option for our new home which is 200mm deep,…

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melipen19
Apr 05, 2016 11:53 am
Mute88
Mute88
5 April 2016

Electrician/owner for your own build.

Electrician/owner for your own build.
VIC

Hey, everyone. My wife and I are in the early stages of getting a house sorted out with Dennis family homes. I'm an electrician and have had the electrical part of the…

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Mute88
Apr 05, 2016 11:23 am
jelbell55
jelbell55
5 April 2016

Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth

Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth
WA
1 ... 104, 105, 106

Love that pantry idea! Looking forward to seeing the fire pit finished, looking great :)

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jelbell55
Apr 05, 2016 10:19 am
JaneW
JaneW
5 April 2016

Exposed aggregate driveway - Melbourne

Exposed aggregate driveway - Melbourne
VIC

Oh well that's not good at all, how annoying for you! good luck with it hopefully you get a good one soon viewtopic.php?f=31&t=81627&p=1505759#p1505759

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JaneW
Apr 05, 2016 9:05 am
JaneW
flossy17
flossy17
5 April 2016

Is anyone else currently building with Newstart Homes?

Is anyone else currently building with Newstart Homes?
QLD

Hi there, sad to say it has been a nightmare with them and never would I recommend them to anyone. We went into construction Feb 2015 but slab was only poured in May.…

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flossy17
Apr 05, 2016 7:45 am
flossy17
brisguy79
brisguy79
4 April 2016

New home- Moon Dust bricks with natural mortar

New home- Moon Dust bricks with natural mortar
QLD

I've gone with a dark grey roof and Moon Dust double height bricks (and also with Hallmark). Unfortunately we had to upgrade to off white mortar due to covenant…

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brisguy79
Apr 05, 2016 12:11 am
barnes
barnes
4 April 2016

Engineers report

Engineers report
SA

I have asked 1 neighbor and he said that his footings were just a few hundred bucks more (he had the same builder), but his house is ordinary (standard builders design…

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barnes
Apr 04, 2016 11:32 pm
amc4159
amc4159
4 April 2016

National tiles- Como Charcoal 450x450

National tiles- Como Charcoal 450x450
QLD

Hi- does anyone have pictures of these tiles with a natural grout? We have chosen them for our floors and wet areas but using standard grey groat colour. Thanks in advance ;)

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amc4159
Apr 04, 2016 9:31 pm
amc4159
amc4159
4 April 2016

Our Clarendon Ashley 35 Build in SE QLD - PCI time!

Our Clarendon Ashley 35 Build in SE QLD - PCI time!
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I'm building in QLD with Clarendon at Mango Hill. We chose Moondust and not the exorbant price of White Mortar, electing for Natural..... I think it looks…

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amc4159
Apr 04, 2016 9:23 pm
Emmz70
Emmz70
4 April 2016

Metricon Contract

Metricon Contract
NSW

Oh really. I do know Melbourne head office went through restructuring end of last year so hopefully things settle down now. So far haven't been disappointed with our…

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Emmz70
Apr 04, 2016 6:06 pm
HatlessChimp
HatlessChimp
4 April 2016

Drafts-person/Building Designer/Architect recommendations

Drafts-person/Building Designer/Architect recommendations
NSW

Im in victoria but Sam from QHD Homes in Qld is awesome! He has done wonders with our house design. He is really cleaver!

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HatlessChimp
Apr 04, 2016 4:11 pm
John D
John D
4 April 2016

Our Cottage Block Build NOR, Perth WA- 2 Year Review &Tips

Our Cottage Block Build NOR, Perth WA- 2 Year Review &Tips
WA
1 ... 18, 19, 20

After 3 years in our Cottage I have nothing much to add to the Tips and Reviews covered earlier in this blog but recently a "biggie" emerged which I wish I had thought of…

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John D
Apr 04, 2016 2:20 pm
pearl
pearl
4 April 2016

dulux whisper white render?

dulux whisper white render?
NSW

We have painted Natural White outdoors on wooden privacy fencing and it is not to stark just very easy on the eye.

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pearl
Apr 04, 2016 9:07 am
Evan668
Evan668
2 April 2016

Aurora 2 estate Alex ave Schofields

Aurora 2 estate Alex ave Schofields
NSW

Hi guys, I was looking for a topic regarding Aurora 2 Estate at Alex Avenue in Schofields. We have bought a House & Land Package with Macland investment Group and the…

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Evan668
Apr 02, 2016 12:49 pm
Evan668
Dani_J
Dani_J
1 April 2016

North facing block: Masterbed upstairs in rear or front?

North facing block: Masterbed upstairs in rear or front?
NSW

Hi Pauline. We have lived in a single storey home with eaves and master at front in north west corner and North facing windows. Doesn't get too hot in summer - nothing…

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Dani_J
Apr 01, 2016 8:06 pm
andreweverist
andreweverist
1 April 2016

Builder in Melbourne

Builder in Melbourne
VIC

I would recommend Evenwedge Homes. They provide the most enjoyable building experience possible. http://www.evenwedgehomes.com.au

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andreweverist
Apr 01, 2016 5:53 pm
andreweverist
philandbec14
philandbec14
1 April 2016

Certain Builder reviews

Certain Builder reviews
NSW

Hey Alex! We haven't had any real experience with the one's you've shortlisted but we did go with Adenbrook who are out that way and so far everything has been really…

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philandbec14
Apr 01, 2016 2:16 pm
snyde
snyde
1 April 2016

Building Monaco Lux Q1 - Handover 2 Sep !!!

Building Monaco Lux Q1 - Handover 2 Sep !!!
VIC
1 ... 37, 38, 39

Nice work, it's all paid off. Is it turf?

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snyde
Apr 01, 2016 8:43 am
snyde
MrsMaccaPacca
MrsMaccaPacca
1 April 2016

Building with Home group - moved in and settled

Building with Home group - moved in and settled
WA
1 ... 37, 38, 39

Everything looks so good! Love your frontage. You must be so happy to be moved in :)

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MrsMaccaPacca
Apr 01, 2016 1:15 am
MrsMaccaPacca
jsmi
jsmi
31 March 2016

Homeworld Display Village

Homeworld Display Village
NSW

Charleston is nice, at the pricey end for homeworld and it's a HUGE house. More of a traditional/Hamptons style than a lot of the other homes which are very modern.

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jsmi
Mar 31, 2016 11:16 pm
jsmi
Stewie D
Stewie D
31 March 2016

Acceptable brickwork?

Acceptable brickwork?
VIC

Good luck with getting the brickies to change all those. Your brickwork actually looks pretty good overall. A few here and there that are not dead straight but by and…

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Stewie D
Mar 31, 2016 10:22 pm
ruthc88
ruthc88
31 March 2016

Cancelling a building contract

Cancelling a building contract
WA

Thanks for all of that information. I can see that they would have spent $7500 all up. But what they are asking for is an extra $7500 on top of the $5500 we have paid. So…

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ruthc88
Mar 31, 2016 9:54 pm
Craigbrankstone
Craigbrankstone
31 March 2016

McDonald Jones PCI

McDonald Jones PCI
NSW

Hi there, all went well. We had PCI moved to the next day and this ended up being with SS Manager who managed to get just about everything we mentioned in the PCI done…

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Craigbrankstone
Mar 31, 2016 11:49 am
TiVeena
TiVeena
31 March 2016

Emporer Nouveau Q3 - Henley

Emporer Nouveau Q3 - Henley
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Very Very Nice, Truffle looks amazing. Tiveena how much was the upgrade to truffle Bricks? Hi way2funky, it was free for us as we chose the concept…

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TiVeena
Mar 31, 2016 12:17 am
done
done
30 March 2016

Sanctuary New Homes

Sanctuary New Homes
NSW

http://www.sanctuarynewhomes.com.au/ After some feedback on Sanctuary New Homes (Amanda and Gary Palmer) please. Thanks!

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done
Mar 30, 2016 8:51 pm
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Michelle
Mar 30, 2016 6:02 pm
Michelle
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MrsJM
Mar 30, 2016 5:00 pm
MrsJM
LeelaDee
LeelaDee
30 March 2016

Metricon Contract

Metricon Contract
SA

Thank you Navy. I appreciate your response to my question. :)

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LeelaDee
Mar 30, 2016 2:55 pm
camma18
camma18
30 March 2016

Timber Flooring - Melbourne

Timber Flooring - Melbourne
VIC

To clarify, I ended up purchasing raw 130mm wide Blackbutt in feature grade. So I'm looking for someone that can do install of solid timber onto concrete slab.

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camma18
Mar 30, 2016 1:23 pm
camma18
E563
E563
30 March 2016

Advice on ducted aircon

Advice on ducted aircon
VIC

Builders do have different rules, but as long as your tradespeople have the required insurances, public liability etc, there should be no reason that they can't be covered…

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E563
Mar 30, 2016 10:37 am
RegVic
RegVic
30 March 2016

Media/Theatre room

Media/Theatre room
VIC

Thank you. That's a nice colour. I am planning to go with Haymes Refuge 7 http://www.haymespaint.com.au/explore-c ... ew/30/6134 Has anyone used this colour? Will it…

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RegVic
Mar 30, 2016 10:27 am
RegVic


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