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1rocky
1rocky
22 February 2013

Building The Boni (Ross North)

Building The Boni (Ross North)
WA

congrats steph and welcome

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1rocky
Feb 22, 2013 4:52 am
daveinthehills
daveinthehills
21 February 2013

Networking/NBN new build

Networking/NBN new build
VIC

We're in a similar situation - wanting to know how to set up our home for NBN. We're building a 2 story house though, so might prove a little…

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daveinthehills
Feb 21, 2013 10:39 pm
freeshia
freeshia
21 February 2013

Has anyone heard of ECO cottages kit homes?

Has anyone heard of ECO cottages kit homes?
QLD

Has anyone heard of eco cottage kit homes base up on the sunshine coast. As I've been looking into them. and a few others in that budget. I'm starting to find there…

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freeshia
Feb 21, 2013 8:41 pm
freeshia
jkelleher01
jkelleher01
21 February 2013

Project home builders and upgrades

Project home builders and upgrades
NSW

Do not upgrade anything that you do not have to with your builder! As mentioned the builder will always add their margin on top, usually with larger companies 20% It will…

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jkelleher01
Feb 21, 2013 7:40 pm
jkelleher01
jkelleher01
21 February 2013

Moving water meter

Moving water meter
VIC

Unfortunately this is the case, We had (Still do) our water meter installed in front of our door. The cost to move it and the need to mess around with paper work from our…

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jkelleher01
Feb 21, 2013 7:16 pm
mtz08
mtz08
21 February 2013

Questions for people building with Henley?

Questions for people building with Henley?
VIC

Hi Sunnydays, I just checked my color document - it says: Internal Paint Selection-Internal woodwork-Woodwork(Skirting&Architraves) - Finish: Dulux Professional High…

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mtz08
Feb 21, 2013 7:16 pm
tangle88
tangle88
21 February 2013

Roof solar power system install Help!

Roof solar power system install Help!
NSW

Not sure of your location - but in QLD you are limited to a 5kW inverter. As such it doesn't make sense to install that many extra panels as…

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tangle88
Feb 21, 2013 4:54 pm
bashworth
bashworth
21 February 2013

Is it worthwhile to do Construction stage reports?

Is it worthwhile to do Construction stage reports?
NSW

The sooner you identify any defects the easier it is to fix. I checked my builds at least weekly and contacted the site supervisor immediatly with my concerns.

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bashworth
Feb 21, 2013 4:39 pm
bashworth
WildwoodDream
WildwoodDream
21 February 2013

Broadway, APG, Next residential, lifestyle, switch, any good

Broadway, APG, Next residential, lifestyle, switch, any good
WA

Hi there! We have just started the process with Redink Homes and like the guys above, we have had the most brilliant experience so far!!! Just take your time and you will…

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WildwoodDream
Feb 21, 2013 4:13 pm
Nicci
Nicci
21 February 2013

Building a new house - need a recommendation on builder

Building a new house - need a recommendation on builder
WA

Hi Monstar, congrats and welcome! I have previously built with homebuyers and they were great and the house was excellent.. we are currently building with homegroupwa and…

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Nicci
Feb 21, 2013 11:15 am
veseli
veseli
20 February 2013

Building Certifier

Building Certifier
NSW

You need a building consultant, not certifier, building certifier or private certifier approves development applications, and construction certificates, building…

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veseli
Feb 20, 2013 11:17 pm
veseli
veseli
20 February 2013

Bearers and Joist Vs Slab costs

Bearers and Joist Vs Slab costs
NSW

Bearers & Joists are cheaper, but for project builder is easier to do slab, less trades and much stronger house. End of the day you will pay for it. If you have a flat…

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veseli
Feb 20, 2013 11:03 pm
kjw7
kjw7
20 February 2013

Our first Home - Deck has been stained ! *pics*

Our first Home - Deck has been stained ! *pics*
VIC
1 ... 28, 29, 30

Decking does look amazing but it is hard work and very high maintenance. While I love the look of it, I'm not sure we'd do it again actually. Unless we could afford to pay…

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kjw7
Feb 20, 2013 10:01 pm
doohan777
doohan777
20 February 2013

Can Anyone recommend an Arborist in Sydney?

Can Anyone recommend an Arborist in Sydney?
NSW

hi Guys Can't find an appropriate place to put this up, so I have decided this may be the best place for it! I'm looking for a solid arborist who is not afraid to…

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doohan777
Feb 20, 2013 5:10 am

Being so neutral, surfmist will go with just about anything. I'm thinking surfmist roof, woodland grey facia and gutters, with russet red bricks (midland brick) and…

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lowerchittering
Feb 20, 2013 12:23 am
oneness
oneness
19 February 2013

URGENT exterior cornice or beading issue needs resolving

URGENT exterior cornice or beading issue needs resolving
WA

Hah thanks Marmalade...so thats the point now then...we paid for cornice...i wonder what difference if any cost there would be between the beading stuff and the original…

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oneness
Feb 19, 2013 10:22 pm
installation inspector
installation inspector
19 February 2013

Builder deliberate damage to footpath

Builder deliberate damage to footpath
NSW

The clause (the way you have quoted it) refers specifically to the footpath crossing which is the access to the site for the contractor. The…

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installation inspector
Feb 19, 2013 9:35 pm
installation inspector
Shahin A
Shahin A
19 February 2013

Villa Builders

Villa Builders
NSW

Hi Guys, Is anyone able to recommend well priced Villa Builders in the Newcastle Area? I have a 3 dwelling site (1 x 3 bedder and 2 x 2 Bedders). Regards Shahin

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Shahin A
Feb 19, 2013 6:58 pm
dragonchild
dragonchild
19 February 2013

Yet another fencing etiquette question

Yet another fencing etiquette question
VIC

Ugh. If the fence ends up too low, that will cause more hassles so I would dig my heels in and say flatly that I will not agree to a fence height less than it should be…

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dragonchild
Feb 19, 2013 4:53 pm
dragonchild
Swing2012
Swing2012
19 February 2013

Knock down rebuild - St George area

Knock down rebuild - St George area
NSW
1, 2

Thanks for dropping by Our Forever Home! I haven't updated my thread for a while too! Yeah, the Christmas and New Year break doesn't do too much help for our build too! I…

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Swing2012
Feb 19, 2013 3:12 pm
grom40
grom40
19 February 2013

Window help- double hung or wind type

Window help- double hung or wind type
NSW

Nice diagram lol The flyscreen frame has a cut out in it which sits over the top of the winding mechanism (the metal bit from which the winding handle protrudes) - hard to…

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grom40
Feb 19, 2013 12:57 pm
grom40
Mikey_Harrison
Mikey_Harrison
19 February 2013

Recommendations pls ?? Fencing in western suburbs, Melbourne

Recommendations pls ?? Fencing in western suburbs, Melbourne
VIC

I also agree about the previous post on Jim's Fencing. We emailed them initially for the quote and eventually got one back, but then were unable…

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Mikey_Harrison
Feb 19, 2013 10:43 am
Mikey_Harrison
mtz08
mtz08
19 February 2013

Site Costs in Allura Truganina

Site Costs in Allura Truganina
VIC

Hi av31, Has your land titled yet? If your land has titled and you can get a fixed site cost, from Henley you will get 16k. In my case, my land hasnt titled and I build…

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mtz08
Feb 19, 2013 10:19 am
doohan777
doohan777
19 February 2013

Zac Homes - Any Feedback?

Zac Homes - Any Feedback?
NSW

Dear All I would be interested to find out more about Zac Homes, given that I cannot find much on them on the internet... Any feedback/ideas/experiences (good and bad!)…

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doohan777
Feb 19, 2013 1:12 am
belandchris
belandchris
18 February 2013

Where to try and save???

Where to try and save???
VIC

Roof sarking - From what I know it has to be put under the roof tiles/colorbond roof just prior to the roof tiles/colorbond going on and can't be done after... correct me…

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belandchris
Feb 18, 2013 11:15 pm
1sttimebuilding2012
1sttimebuilding2012
18 February 2013

Staged inspection recommendations

Staged inspection recommendations
WA

We're having inspections just before lock up and Pci. The one before lock up will be able to inspect frames, bricks, and some of the internals before linings commence.…

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1sttimebuilding2012
Feb 18, 2013 11:07 pm
jennifer80
jennifer80
18 February 2013

Footings Cost H2-D Preliminary Soil Report

Footings Cost H2-D Preliminary Soil Report
SA

Hi Robinred, I have a separate thread that I have created, check my signature below. I don't have any images posted because they are all on my phone. When I get time to…

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jennifer80
Feb 18, 2013 11:02 pm
jennifer80
mtz08
mtz08
18 February 2013

Untitled land issue - site cost

Untitled land issue - site cost
VIC

Hi ftdt7882, Thanks for your reply. I think we would also postpone the contract. It does feel uncomfortable to sign a contract with outstanding/provisional items. Good…

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mtz08
Feb 18, 2013 7:17 pm
alli
alli
18 February 2013

First time builder - Vogue, Casaview, Other? HELP!

First time builder - Vogue, Casaview, Other? HELP!
NSW

Hi alli I'm also building in east village spring farm and building with nu era with a complete lock up package including blinds landscaping…

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alli
Feb 18, 2013 6:05 pm
namweng
namweng
18 February 2013

What is the 'real' cost of a new build with home builders ..

What is the 'real' cost of a new build with home builders ..
NSW
1, 2

100k + sounds very reasonable to me. It also depends on how big your house is. The base price for our house was around $300,000 and all upgrades ended up costing…

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namweng
Feb 18, 2013 4:53 pm
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Nic_s
Feb 18, 2013 8:00 am
Marmalade
Marmalade
17 February 2013

Eden Brae vs Allcastle Homes (Building in Kellyville Ridge)

Eden Brae vs Allcastle Homes (Building in Kellyville Ridge)
NSW
1, 2

How do you know these particular owners aren't suffering problems with bank payments, or some other financial woe? It may be due to a variety of setbacks, blaming the…

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Marmalade
Feb 17, 2013 10:46 pm
tompab
tompab
17 February 2013

Ceiling height LOWER than expected? How is it measured?

Ceiling height LOWER than expected? How is it measured?
QLD

Alright, so I had to go to the lot and measure, and turned out that I was wrong ::: The height is correct. It still looks cramped, but hopefully it will look better once…

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tompab
Feb 17, 2013 6:43 pm
4evaesh
4evaesh
17 February 2013

Building a Custom Design Home - Builders?

Building a Custom Design Home - Builders?
NSW

Thank you so much gogo65 and Sharmony for your advice. Apologies for not replying sooner, has been away from the forum until now... I will take your advice on board... We…

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4evaesh
Feb 17, 2013 4:57 pm
4evaesh
lowerchittering
lowerchittering
17 February 2013

Quick advice needed on window configuration of living area

Quick advice needed on window configuration of living area
WA

2 x big windows and I agree with CamErin, use 16c or 14C windows so it maximises your avilable wall space, as oppose to 25c windows.

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lowerchittering
Feb 17, 2013 2:27 pm
kao7ik
kao7ik
17 February 2013

Steps or Process to Knockdown Rebuild..

Steps or Process to Knockdown Rebuild..
NSW

Any recommendations in doing the demolition yourself or go with the Knockdown rebuild option with builders? If pursuing the demolition privately, what is there to…

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kao7ik
Feb 17, 2013 2:17 pm
krustywan
krustywan
17 February 2013

The Quattro Plus, Heron Park (building with Commodore Homes)

The Quattro Plus, Heron Park (building with Commodore Homes)
WA

New update!! Ahhhh how do y'all manage to keep on top of things when work gets so busy? I guess the break from thinking "househousehouse" is a good thing! So the block is…

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krustywan
Feb 17, 2013 2:01 pm
krustywan
dreamcometrue
dreamcometrue
17 February 2013

Our Long Awaited Build! WE GER THE KEYS ON WEDNESDAY

Our Long Awaited Build! WE GER THE KEYS ON WEDNESDAY
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Congrats babysaurs :z: All the best for your move into your new home :D

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dreamcometrue
Feb 17, 2013 11:04 am
dreamcometrue
RagnarsWife
RagnarsWife
16 February 2013

Building the Charlton29 with DFH

Building the Charlton29 with DFH
VIC

nice to meet another fan of madagascar cabinets ::smile:: it really does look awesome cannot wait to see it is all done

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RagnarsWife
Feb 16, 2013 11:18 pm
RagnarsWife
timbo43
timbo43
16 February 2013

Building in Qld - 300m2

Building in Qld - 300m2
QLD
1, 2, 3

Must say so good to see a house that is not just the standard project all the same house. Im a bloke and trying to work out some colors for my owner built ( thats not the…

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timbo43
Feb 16, 2013 11:01 pm
madison35
madison35
16 February 2013

Render costs?

Render costs?
QLD
1, 2

Sounds like you guys are getting a bargain... My builder quoted $5K for acrylic render to approx 6 sqm. Though this area is about 4m off ground. Does this increase the…

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madison35
Feb 16, 2013 11:01 am
Agape
Agape
16 February 2013

House not built according to plans

House not built according to plans
WA

This happened to me with my first build (an investment property) ... a pillar was place too close to the house meaning that it became part of the house instead of having a…

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Agape
Feb 16, 2013 10:36 am
SunnyDays
SunnyDays
15 February 2013

Soil tests came with P site? Melbourne Northern suburbs

Soil tests came with P site? Melbourne Northern suburbs
VIC

Thanks everyone.... The p class is because of fill. Should I be worried. I will be definitely going for fixed site cost although donot know whether my builder will be…

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SunnyDays
Feb 15, 2013 10:56 pm
Dunco
Dunco
15 February 2013

Anyone building with Tribute homes?

Anyone building with Tribute homes?
QLD

not bad - i'll give you that one. :) Im actually really excited about the build we have in mind. tribute use that 325mm wide cladding that looks uber modern. Should score…

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Dunco
Feb 15, 2013 5:46 pm
belandchris
belandchris
15 February 2013

Electrolux Induction Cooktop

Electrolux Induction Cooktop
WA

Hi sorry this won't be much help as we haven't actually moved in yet and used ours, but we went with the Electrolux Maxisense 71cm induction cooktop (with the 90cm curved…

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belandchris
Feb 15, 2013 4:16 pm
alim123
alim123
15 February 2013

Fairhaven's Bridgewater Range

Fairhaven's Bridgewater Range
VIC

Hi All, We are about to sign our contract with Fairhaven Homes to build a Clovelly 225 in Somerfield Estate Keysborough. I know that Bridgewater is their investor range…

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alim123
Feb 15, 2013 11:27 am
Onewheel
Onewheel
15 February 2013

How long was your whole process for you?

How long was your whole process for you?
WA

Our journey had taken around 3 years.....we looked at established homes and display homes for around 18months. During this time we were pretty sure we wanted to build,…

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Onewheel
Feb 15, 2013 7:08 am
Johnny55
Johnny55
14 February 2013

defective brickwork?

defective brickwork?
NSW

thanks Bashworth, thats great

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Johnny55
Feb 14, 2013 9:18 pm
rjc786
rjc786
14 February 2013

Regarding FHOG Payment

Regarding FHOG Payment
NSW

Yep don't sweat it. Same thing here, FHOG was paid directly back into my savings account.

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rjc786
Feb 14, 2013 9:05 pm


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