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First Build with Summit Perth WA

First Build with Summit Perth WA
WA
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They are doing a fabulous job. I think the cooler weather is definitely helping with productivity. I am looking forward to seeing the front of the house finally go up to…

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Summitlovin
Feb 20, 2018 12:42 am
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toddzilla
Feb 20, 2018 12:38 am
Choosy
Choosy
27 m

Site works cost!

Site works cost!
WA

Has your builder given you a breakdown of the site work costs so that you know what is included?

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Choosy
Feb 20, 2018 12:32 am
Choosy
Choosy
Choosy
46 m

1st Build - New Choice Homes

1st Build - New Choice Homes
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Looking good. Must be a busy time for the pavers atm, hopefully they will start soon.

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Choosy
Feb 20, 2018 12:13 am
Choosy

Did not see anybody on the way to work this morning so very surprised to see that the roof battens have been started.

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Choosy
Feb 19, 2018 11:55 pm
Choosy

Byford Build!

Byford Build!
WA

Fair enough! Up to you in the end :)

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just_a_draftee
Feb 19, 2018 3:47 pm
just_a_draftee

First Timer (Built By Momu @ Calleya)

First Timer (Built By Momu @ Calleya)
WA
1 ... 10, 11, 12

I’m with Bankwest too however nearest branch for us is over 130 kms away

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icat2000
Feb 19, 2018 12:25 pm
icat2000
nicolac34
nicolac34
Yesterday

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Rosehill had a Community Event today, got to meet some neighbours! Really good when they do this kind of thing as we are in the first stage so it's good to know the…

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nicolac34
Feb 18, 2018 9:07 pm
nicolac34
Summitlovin
Summitlovin
Yesterday

HGWA Baldivis

HGWA Baldivis
WA

The admin process definitely feels like a drag & when you see something happening it just makes it all worth it. Like everyone has said though, once the slab is down and…

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Summitlovin
Feb 18, 2018 4:49 pm

thanks . Maybe the white morter would have looked good, but I am pretty happy with the cream. The house…

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Mathew_Nikki
Feb 16, 2018 10:24 pm
Mathew_Nikki
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just_a_draftee
Feb 16, 2018 10:00 pm
just_a_draftee
Choosy
Choosy
14 February

Hilbert HGWA Build

Hilbert HGWA Build
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Maybe they were waiting for the plumber to finish, hopefully tomorrow.

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Choosy
Feb 14, 2018 12:48 am
Choosy
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 11:32 pm
ems082
lovisa
lovisa
13 February

How often do you visit your site?

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

we go daily sometimes more times a day, we ended up going so much due to builders not keeping on track and work not being completed when they say it will / start when…

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lovisa
Feb 13, 2018 11:23 am
thebuilderbob
thebuilderbob
12 February

Home Building Blogs

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

Hi Guys, I just wanted to chirp in here to let you know about our another blog that may be of interest, whilst not strictly home building they do…

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thebuilderbob
Feb 12, 2018 3:56 pm
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 12:25 pm
rosemi
rosemi
11 February

Doing it again

Doing it again
WA
1 ... 23, 24, 25

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 9:27 pm
rosemi

Bricklayers have been going great guns,

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sparky_JsP
Feb 11, 2018 4:46 pm
sparky_JsP
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 3:35 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 9:24 am
Pummers
Pummers
5 February

ICF - Insulated Concrete Form Builds Australia

ICF - Insulated Concrete Form Builds Australia
WA

Did you proceed with your ICF build? If so, what block did you use and how did you find it, what problems did you have, what would you do again and what would you do…

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Pummers
Feb 05, 2018 6:56 am
Choosy
Choosy
4 February

New Home - Summit Homes 'The Orchard' - Perth SOR

New Home - Summit Homes 'The Orchard' - Perth SOR
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Completly understand 😀, not looking forward to when we move after almost 19 years in the same house.

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Choosy
Feb 04, 2018 11:01 pm
Choosy

Both replies have been super helpful so far. The bricks we are going to use for the fireplace is pure decorative as during the planning stage I wasn't sure the type of…

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T-rent
Feb 04, 2018 6:41 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
3 February

Larger plumbing pipes in WA

Larger plumbing pipes in WA
WA

The maximum pressure within the home is mandated to not exceed 500 kPa. The hydraulic performance at the end fixtures is determined by hydraulic calculations that takes…

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SaveH2O
Feb 03, 2018 3:18 pm
SaveH2O
VincentL
VincentL
1 February

URGENT - AFFINITY WINDOWS. BLACK OR ANODIC DARK GREY

URGENT - AFFINITY WINDOWS. BLACK OR ANODIC DARK GREY
WA

Anyone with pictures of their Affinity black or anodic dark grey windows to share? Just wanna see how they actually look like in real life. Our prestart samples were so…

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VincentL
Feb 01, 2018 5:51 am
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Skiwi14
Feb 01, 2018 1:35 am
homeone
homeone
31 January

Choice Living WA

Choice Living WA
WA
1 ... 13, 14, 15

"not related"

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homeone
Jan 31, 2018 11:25 pm
homeone
MiAlJe
MiAlJe
30 January

Building with Aveling in the Hills.

Building with Aveling in the Hills.
WA

Thanks nicolac34! I'm afraid I haven't posted much over the months of the build but so far we have been very happy with Aveling and any concerns or problems we have had…

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MiAlJe
Jan 30, 2018 11:10 pm
MiAlJe

We had our tiler meeting yesterday, where we went through the with the tiler the different ways of laying the tiles (which direction the grain would run, etc). There's…

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danbiscuit
Jan 26, 2018 7:22 pm
danbiscuit
scrapbizz
scrapbizz
25 January

Down the rabbit hole - another RedInk build

Down the rabbit hole - another RedInk build
WA

Rabbit Burrows - how did you get on? So sorry I never got back to you - we have had the most crazy year and a NIGHTMARE of a build.

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scrapbizz
Jan 25, 2018 9:56 pm
scrapbizz

I am moving towards a finished house. Yesterday my landscaping was completed and my tiles have arrived in Perth and will be delivered next week. I have booked the tiler…

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Madora Dreamer
Jan 25, 2018 12:48 am
Madora Dreamer

Anyone have experience with Go Homes in WA?

Anyone have experience with Go Homes in WA?
WA

Hi b4tm4n, just wondering if you ended up building with Go Homes as we’re looking at building our home with them. Thanks ☺️

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Wouldntmindasammich
Jan 22, 2018 12:44 am
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

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
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
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

HGWA in Calleya Estate

HGWA in Calleya Estate
WA
1 ... 20, 21, 22

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
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


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