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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
deeps
deeps
14 February 2013

NEW CHOICE HOMES - Has anyone built with them or have info??

NEW CHOICE HOMES - Has anyone built with them or have info??
WA

Is there any feedback on these guys yet? Seem to have been around for a while now...

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deeps
Feb 14, 2013 4:44 pm
MR2
MR2
14 February 2013

Problems with a Salesperson

Problems with a Salesperson
SA

Let us know what the builder says :) curious which one it is we did not start building until we had found a sales person that was 100%, found quite a few that were quite ordinary :)

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MR2
Feb 14, 2013 3:23 pm
MR2
kittyranch
kittyranch
14 February 2013

Security mesh screens. What is best for view, BAL and cats!

Security mesh screens. What is best for view, BAL and cats!
WA

Hi everyone We are going to need to upgrade our security screens because we are in a bush fire risk area and have to comply with the BAL regs. We also have a really nice…

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kittyranch
Feb 14, 2013 1:28 pm
Venturai
Venturai
13 February 2013

Venturai's build - Ultimate St Marks HBC, Banksia Grove WA

Venturai's build - Ultimate St Marks HBC, Banksia Grove WA
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

I have really enjoyed reading through your thread. We are just in the early stages of choosing Ult St Marks. Any words of wisdom on HBC? How…

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Venturai
Feb 13, 2013 8:30 pm
Mali02
Mali02
13 February 2013

Oakdale 29 through PD

Oakdale 29 through PD
VIC

Ok all dates are noted in the diary. Your appointments will be here before you know it!! We are building at the end of June - it was going to be…

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Mali02
Feb 13, 2013 3:21 pm
ModaBuild
ModaBuild
13 February 2013

Brick selection

Brick selection
NSW

Hi We are weighing up 2 builders at the moment. We are also looking at all the inclusions with each builder, including their brick and roof tile range. Anyone have any…

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ModaBuild
Feb 13, 2013 10:06 am
willcres
willcres
13 February 2013

Journey of Building a Wisdom home (Boston 50.7sq)

Journey of Building a Wisdom home (Boston 50.7sq)
NSW
1 ... 42, 43, 44

Thanks, Onewheel. Luckily the haze is not that much, mostly in the study room and front foyer. But still, they need to polish the floor for the $500 we paid. Most…

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willcres
Feb 13, 2013 7:19 am
willcres
SarieM
SarieM
12 February 2013

plunkett domain build perth

plunkett domain build perth
WA

ConSLABulations!!! I hope you figure out how to put up Pics soon (there are threads about posting images)

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SarieM
Feb 12, 2013 10:50 pm
MR2
MR2
12 February 2013

Occupancy Certificate in NSW

Occupancy Certificate in NSW
NSW

Silly question here, but what has been left out of people's houses and they've still received a certificate? we don't like a lot of what the builders options are and want…

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MR2
Feb 12, 2013 6:09 pm
MR2
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
12 February 2013

Rainwater tank not required - new legislation - remove it!??

Rainwater tank not required - new legislation - remove it!??
QLD

You were being overcharged on the original installation cost and your refund seems very light on. You are getting ripped either way. When it comes down to it, you are now…

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SaveH2O
Feb 12, 2013 4:33 pm
SaveH2O
staceyd
staceyd
12 February 2013

White Roof Tiles.........?????

White Roof Tiles.........?????

We're looking at using Wild rice with a chestnut brick. We can only pick colour boards with our builder and while I'm not 100% sold on the tile colour yet, I've decided…

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staceyd
Feb 12, 2013 9:40 am
twiggens
twiggens
12 February 2013

Site Works on a country block

Site Works on a country block
WA

Have you had any soil testing done? Could be rock underneath which would add a massive amount to site costs.

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twiggens
Feb 12, 2013 9:32 am
twiggens
life221
life221
12 February 2013

90 day maintenance

90 day maintenance
ACT

how long did it take your builders to fix things that you have reported for 90 day maintenance period ?

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life221
Feb 12, 2013 8:33 am
rusty69911
rusty69911
12 February 2013

LED lighting and 6 Star energy ratings.

LED lighting and 6 Star energy ratings.
VIC

I cant stand down lights either, but they are a necessary evil, I have chosen 180 deg spread comercial grade 15 and 12w, spot down lights are great for magazine picture…

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rusty69911
Feb 12, 2013 12:28 am
rasikaambe
rasikaambe
11 February 2013

Building in Wright Canberra

Building in Wright Canberra
ACT

Hi Mike, Yes I have about 1m from front to back. It cost a little fortune for the slab. Hopefully it is worth.

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rasikaambe
Feb 11, 2013 10:39 pm
rivkid
rivkid
11 February 2013

Anyone built with Ownit homes in QLD recently???

Anyone built with Ownit homes in QLD recently???
QLD

Hi, I'm looking for any feedback on them as a residential builder. Cheers

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rivkid
Feb 11, 2013 10:15 pm
seven777
seven777
11 February 2013

Anyone building with Elderton Homes

Anyone building with Elderton Homes
NSW

Hi all, Im new to the forum and trying to find as much info as I currently building with Elderton too. So far so good, I do noticed the slow start but i dont mind because…

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seven777
Feb 11, 2013 9:48 pm
sammymac
sammymac
11 February 2013

Pierlite Starburst LED - Cool or Warm?

Pierlite Starburst LED - Cool or Warm?
SA

Thank you for your response :-) Given that that the scale says that 4000k is almost in the middle, perhaps its more of a natural light?

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sammymac
Feb 11, 2013 5:46 pm
sammymac
munta
munta
11 February 2013

HIA Top 100 Builders List

HIA Top 100 Builders List
NSW

massive likes to this comment !!

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munta
Feb 11, 2013 5:20 pm
dragonchild
dragonchild
11 February 2013

Question on Porter Davis build - spa and appliances

Question on Porter Davis build - spa and appliances
VIC

The spa option for the Marina 41 lists the Decina Angelique 1495 corner spa. I think the oval spa you see on some plans (the Waldorf comes to mind) is the Decina Duo. Here…

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dragonchild
Feb 11, 2013 3:15 pm
dragonchild
robin2013
robin2013
11 February 2013

building a balcony

building a balcony
VIC

the roof is meant for a balcony....do you have any balcony ideas, like putting balustrade or timber or glass?

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robin2013
Feb 11, 2013 2:04 pm
Dexter
Dexter
11 February 2013

Help: question on site levels

Help: question on site levels
WA

Hi fellow forum members, please could you give your opinion on the following: Both my neighbours houses have slightly sunken driveways so to avoid that I have added…

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Dexter
Feb 11, 2013 12:51 pm
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Rouse30
Feb 11, 2013 12:35 pm
lmille32
lmille32
11 February 2013

Large builder or small - price advice

Large builder or small - price advice
WA

Don't forget that many of the smaller builders will allow you to shop around and pick up bargains yourself. This can make you some savings and you can get what you really…

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lmille32
Feb 11, 2013 12:36 am
lmille32
kasyd
kasyd
10 February 2013

Wisdom Homes Knockdown/Rebuild - anyone done this already?

Wisdom Homes Knockdown/Rebuild - anyone done this already?
NSW

Thanks for the advice. All very helpful. We are basically just attempting to keep our upfront costs minimised as this house seems to tick most of the boxes as far as she…

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kasyd
Feb 10, 2013 8:41 pm
kasyd
CC101
CC101
10 February 2013

Building with redink homes

Building with redink homes
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

hi Aries24 - how are you going? How did u go with your maintenance issues. I hope everything is sorted out for you. I still have a long list of building issues that…

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CC101
Feb 10, 2013 2:37 pm
tompab
tompab
10 February 2013

Inspectors for which stages? Who to hire? [BRIS]

Inspectors for which stages? Who to hire? [BRIS]
QLD

We didn't end up getting any inspector for the first stage (slab). But the second stage is about to finish shortly (frame) and we are thinking maybe we'll get one for this…

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tompab
Feb 10, 2013 12:38 pm
Nikki_j
Nikki_j
9 February 2013

Plunkett special design home

Plunkett special design home
WA

After a extremely bad start to building with Plunkett we are finally on our way and are 1 week away from council for the second time. We are very happy with the new design…

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Nikki_j
Feb 09, 2013 4:02 pm
Rangi83
Rangi83
9 February 2013

Block Size 448m2

Block Size 448m2
VIC

I have been searching and searching the net and I think I am leaning towrds a 4 bedroom single from PD. Now just need to see how it would look on the block. Time to try…

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Rangi83
Feb 09, 2013 2:08 pm
Rangi83
Holmsweethome
Holmsweethome
9 February 2013

Building in honeywood, wandi, WA

Building in honeywood, wandi, WA
WA

Hi, We are building in Honeywood. We have chosen to build with Ross North, our sales agent is Peter Bagshaw. So far so good :D Those of you building in Honeywood, here…

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Holmsweethome
Feb 09, 2013 12:06 am
building-expert
building-expert
8 February 2013

Footings costs & potential blowouts

Footings costs & potential blowouts
SA

Hi Tasha Firstly get a soil test report and secondly shop around with more than one builder and then try to negotiate a fixed price contract with the builder.

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building-expert
Feb 08, 2013 8:34 pm
building-expert
Staceys Embassy
Staceys Embassy
8 February 2013

Updated blog and slab supposed to be done next week!!!!!

Updated blog and slab supposed to be done next week!!!!!
VIC

have just updated our blog http://staceysembassy.blogspot.com.au/ The word on the street is that we should have a slab next week!! ::lol:: ::lol:: ::lol:: ::lol:: ::lol::

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Staceys Embassy
Feb 08, 2013 2:03 pm
elle
elle
8 February 2013

Anyone building through great living homes?

Anyone building through great living homes?
WA

We are thinking about going with them also..I have heard from a friend in the building industry that they are one of the better quality builders. Having said that I did…

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elle
Feb 08, 2013 10:08 am
sazzy91
sazzy91
8 February 2013

Anyone out there built with Great Living Homes ??

Anyone out there built with Great Living Homes ??
1, 2

Hi Mike How did the rest of your build go? I have been looking at GLH as an option but like others war abit concerned with the mixed reviews? How has the house gone…

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sazzy91
Feb 08, 2013 9:41 am
WildwoodDream
WildwoodDream
7 February 2013

Anyone building in Carramar (wa)

Anyone building in Carramar (wa)
WA

Hi guys, we have also just bought a block in Wildwood Estate! Building the Pacific with Redink Homes :)

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WildwoodDream
Feb 07, 2013 11:45 pm
fmac
fmac
7 February 2013

Temporary Accommodation

Temporary Accommodation
NSW

Sounds like a good plan! I hope you manage to find something that will suit you and your family till your lucky enough to move into your home :)

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fmac
Feb 07, 2013 8:03 pm
ugbug
ugbug
7 February 2013

Henley Homes Category 1 Bricks

Henley Homes Category 1 Bricks
VIC

Thanks. We have decided to cool off with the purchase, still deciding which builder to go with and which house plan to choose for a small 10.5m…

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ugbug
Feb 07, 2013 3:27 pm
ugbug
itzeddie
itzeddie
7 February 2013

Shorehaven Alkimos or Alkimos Beach - Help Please!

Shorehaven Alkimos or Alkimos Beach - Help Please!
WA

Also Alkimos Beach has a massive waste water treatment plan as part of the area that they are currently selling, that could have an effect on values?

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itzeddie
Feb 07, 2013 3:03 pm
itzeddie
gpoly
gpoly
7 February 2013

Practical Completion Soon. Stacker Slider concerns

Practical Completion Soon. Stacker Slider concerns
NSW

I'm nearing practical completion on my new home (about 4 weeks away). I have hired a building inspector for the various stages of the build and obviously he will be with…

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gpoly
Feb 07, 2013 2:56 pm


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