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Hi Guys Does anyone know if Sydney Water raise easement drains say in a backyard. Need to raise it 600mm

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tapsk
May 18, 2017 6:20 pm
mamba
mamba
18 May

Building Henley Carmelle Q1

Building Henley Carmelle Q1
VIC

Thanks stayxtrue. Yeah couldn't agree more. I'll be following your build closely too.

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mamba
May 18, 2017 12:12 pm
mamba
naziac
naziac
18 May

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 28, 29, 30

I've been so curious about this and its been nagging me to search here! So glad to have found this thread! We visited our land every 4-6 weeks as we lived about 30mins out…

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naziac
May 18, 2017 10:54 am
gummz
gummz
18 May

First Build - GJ Gardner - Modified StillWater

First Build - GJ Gardner - Modified StillWater
NSW
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Hey ads, Thanks for the feedback. Good to hear things are well :)

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gummz
May 18, 2017 10:36 am
marshi
marshi
18 May

Is anyone building a jgking belva??

Is anyone building a jgking belva??
VIC

We are looking to build this house but there are no displays at it is a fairly new plan apparently? Anyone have one/building one?

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marshi
May 18, 2017 9:15 am
Peter112
Peter112
17 May

Anyone buliding near fernbrooke ridge , redbank plains?

Anyone buliding near fernbrooke ridge , redbank plains?
QLD

Hi Lashi, we are building at ferbroole ridge. Waiting for the land registration. Where are you building at?

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Peter112
May 17, 2017 11:39 pm
Peter112
marz1983
marz1983
17 May

GJ Gardner Kingaroy 304

GJ Gardner Kingaroy 304
NSW

our land was i think originally supposed to register march/april. But i have met with owners/developers and they said there wasn't too much left to do and our road was…

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marz1983
May 17, 2017 5:24 pm

Almost sounds like our house build. 24.5m wide. However no guest with ensuite. We added an extra double garage to give the width.

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MissLucky
May 16, 2017 10:38 pm
dreamh0me
dreamh0me
16 May

Eden Brae – Advantage Series "standard" ranges?

Eden Brae – Advantage Series "standard" ranges?
NSW

Ausgrid was cheaper than Sydney Tiger tails but the they reduced the price. They were $25 more than Ausgrid but they have been relaiable and still waiting to hear back fro…

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dreamh0me
May 16, 2017 10:34 pm
dreamh0me
jasmunder
jasmunder
16 May

Construction Cost for two units

Construction Cost for two units
VIC

Hi, Cost does seem to be little high. Recently, I did couple of quotes of townhouses near Hopper Crossing (26-27 square). 3 bedroom-2 bathroom and 1 garage and cost was…

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jasmunder
May 16, 2017 9:15 pm
awells
awells
16 May

House plan with theatre/lounge at front

House plan with theatre/lounge at front
WA

Hello I'm looking for floor plan ideas where the lounge/theatre is at the front of the house before the master bedroom. I'm currently in home group WA's grand retreat…

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awells
May 16, 2017 8:35 pm

Porter Davis

Porter Davis
VIC

Thanks for that pieman, so closer than I had thought if they do it in the 38 weeks!

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sian.wickham
May 16, 2017 8:16 pm
sian.wickham
addie ct
addie ct
16 May

First time building a home - Wisdom Homes

First time building a home - Wisdom Homes
NSW

We're building washington 32 but no blog. I don't have time for it unfortunately as i work full time. Search in google there's few washington 32 there that you can find.

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addie ct
May 16, 2017 7:34 pm
paraga
paraga
16 May

Budget Custom Home builder

Budget Custom Home builder

Thanks for your reply. By "budget" I meant, I'm at the lower end of the range for building a small double story(25 square) house. Cheers !

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paraga
May 16, 2017 12:49 pm
Zakasu
Zakasu
16 May

First time building Colorado 37 Henley

First time building Colorado 37 Henley

Thanks Miss Lucky, it looks like a great plan. Unfortunately there aren't any being built at the moment, because that was something else I thought…

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Zakasu
May 16, 2017 11:01 am
sunrays
sunrays
15 May

Fairhaven or Boutique

Fairhaven or Boutique
VIC

We built with Fairhaven homes last year and have been happy overall, admin can be a bit slow but overall prices are great and you get overall a good outcome. I will not…

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sunrays
May 15, 2017 9:32 pm

Building with fowler homes

Building with fowler homes
NSW
1, 2

Hi All! We have finally settled our land and now comes the long wait for DA approval before we can get our slab down! Does anyone have any new pictures or updates to…

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Portofino38
May 15, 2017 5:10 pm
Kaya
Kaya
15 May

Oracle Platinum Homes- Ascot 24

Oracle Platinum Homes- Ascot 24
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Wow all these familiar hopeless names I'm hearing this company is a complete joke screwing with people's lives they were recommended to me and unfortunately now I wouldn't…

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Kaya
May 15, 2017 5:03 pm
bashworth
bashworth
15 May

N-W vs S-E orientation of house/ backyard

N-W vs S-E orientation of house/ backyard
NSW

Great advice from algernon. For some general advice there is a post about orientation on my blog : http://anewhouse.com.au/2012/02/block-orientation/

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bashworth
May 15, 2017 2:37 pm
bashworth
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paraga
May 15, 2017 9:39 am
ddarroch
ddarroch
14 May

Newbie looking for help with new home

Newbie looking for help with new home
VIC

This government website offers tonnes & tonnes of advice on how to build a comfortable, energy efficient home. http://www.yourhome.gov.au/passive-design Briefly, face…

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ddarroch
May 14, 2017 10:46 pm

Porter davis Marbella 38 supply own applainces ?

Porter davis Marbella 38 supply own applainces ?
VIC

Do you mean did PD give us a rebate? They did, but it's not a huge amount.

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AnnPerkins
May 14, 2017 9:50 pm
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RhondaMc
May 14, 2017 7:18 pm
sunrays
sunrays
14 May

Building with Carlisle/ Base price increase

Building with Carlisle/ Base price increase
VIC

post it on social media maybe their facebook page and you should get noticed

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sunrays
May 14, 2017 3:01 pm
faykis
faykis
13 May

What can be build on padmount substation easement of 60/60/6

What can be build on padmount substation easement of 60/60/6
NSW

Hi, what building straucture can one build on the second easement of 60/60/60 firerating 2.05m meters from padmount substation? If we want to place garage within that…

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faykis
May 13, 2017 10:43 pm
faykis
tungfai
tungfai
13 May

Metricon Peninsula facade

Metricon Peninsula facade
VIC

Yes you can, just a matter of price.

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tungfai
May 13, 2017 12:17 am

Our Metricon Liberty 45 on the Northern Beaches, Sydney

Our Metricon Liberty 45 on the Northern Beaches, Sydney
NSW
1 ... 63, 64, 65

Thanks Vista, just wanted to see what the stairwell window looks like with transoms cause many display homes have it with one piece glass. We're happy with how it looks in…

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Quirmeball1280
May 12, 2017 5:01 pm
Quirmeball1280
Lorri
Lorri
12 May

What does "site access" mean?

What does "site access" mean?
TAS

Thanks, none of this was explained to us, it all started when they realised the place they thought was the pad was not the place the house was in the site plans, so it…

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Lorri
May 12, 2017 8:59 am
Lorri
spaceboi
spaceboi
12 May

Coral Homes - Casuarina 32

Coral Homes - Casuarina 32
QLD
1, 2, 3

the quote i was given about downlights made it seem like it was only $45 for a 15w flouro downlight with installation... , BUT that is charged if there is an EXISTING…

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spaceboi
May 12, 2017 7:59 am
spaceboi
bashworth
bashworth
11 May

Additional piering

Additional piering
NSW

As the porch seems like it might be part of your slab you will probably still need the foundation down to the appropriate depth. It's not just to protect the sewer, its…

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bashworth
May 11, 2017 10:33 pm
bashworth
vivmak
vivmak
11 May

KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

KDR with Sekisui House: post handover
NSW
1 ... 121, 122, 123

Hello people iam back on now, I had replaced mobile and never installed tapatalk until this week. That is stunning. I am building one on my own with all sorts of dramas…

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vivmak
May 11, 2017 1:52 pm

Edgewater Homes (Henley\Plantation)

Edgewater Homes (Henley\Plantation)
NSW

We had them built our home in Edmondson Park. The customer service and the construction manager are reliable and fast. So far we don't have any major issue with the house.

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ailensnelp
May 11, 2017 9:12 am
JLSI
JLSI
10 May

Anyone bulding with Lily Homes?

Anyone bulding with Lily Homes?
NSW

Yes! We have just exchanged contracts on a h&l package in the gables. They had quite a few on offer. We found Karen from their Prestons office really helpful.

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JLSI
May 10, 2017 11:05 pm

I think the brick laying process is complete now, so now you should concentrate on plastering. Konnstruct team provides top quality Plastering and Painting service at…

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bashworth
May 10, 2017 10:20 pm
bashworth
algernon
algernon
10 May

Building inspector(s) in the ACT?

Building inspector(s) in the ACT?
ACT

Does anyone have any recommendations (or otherwise) or experience with any new home construction building inspectors in Canberra? Looking for multiple stage inspections,…

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algernon
May 10, 2017 9:16 pm
algernon
algernon
10 May

Custom/special conditions in building contracts?

Custom/special conditions in building contracts?
ACT

I've got a copy of the ACT MBA standard contract, which is used by our currently preferred builder (a custom builder). This is the first time that I've built, but as…

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algernon
May 10, 2017 9:13 pm
Gravy
Gravy
10 May

Laminate vs Tiles, pros and cons

Laminate vs Tiles, pros and cons
NSW

In our build we're using tiles downstairs and laminate upstairs. I would of ideally used laminate downstairs as well but I am an avid fishkeeper and if something goes…

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Gravy
May 10, 2017 7:10 pm
Gravy
Mrsxtro01
Mrsxtro01
10 May

Prestart allowance

Prestart allowance

A prestart allowance is a specified amount you write into your contract that is for you to spend at prestart on upgrades. It is included in your contracted quote so your…

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Mrsxtro01
May 10, 2017 4:36 pm

Crystal - Dennis Family Homes

Crystal - Dennis Family Homes
VIC

Anyone building the Crystal with Dennis Family Homes?

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Humphrey29
May 10, 2017 2:51 pm
Ssjo
Ssjo
10 May

UMBRA Estate Greenvale

UMBRA Estate Greenvale
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hey, Nar no white SUV - (gold CRV). Found out last night that they are looking to pour thursday. My private inspector rang to say that he received a email from SS for…

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Ssjo
May 10, 2017 2:46 pm
klea
klea
10 May

Choosing between BOLD, CORAL HOMES AND CMA

Choosing between BOLD, CORAL HOMES AND CMA
QLD

I would second comments about Coral. Really fast in SE Qld particularly on northside of Brissie. Have heard good things about Bold too. Did you pick one?

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klea
May 10, 2017 1:18 pm
KatrinaH
KatrinaH
10 May

Katrina's 2nd home build - Gympie

Katrina's 2nd home build - Gympie
QLD

Hi Figtree Sorry, for some reason I am not getting notifications when you comment. That house is gorgeous. A friend of ours (actually, the builder from our first home,…

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KatrinaH
May 10, 2017 11:55 am
lp77
lp77
10 May

Plantation/Henley house facades

Plantation/Henley house facades
QLD

Did u end up building with plantation? If so what a nightmare from award winning builder..

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lp77
May 10, 2017 11:41 am
lp77
lp77
10 May

Building/council plans

Building/council plans
QLD

Aww Tmaria what a nightmare. Where in qld ru? Who ru building with? We're down Gold Coast I'm also from UK and some of the practices here ... No words. But we got an…

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lp77
May 10, 2017 11:38 am

Coral Homes - Noosa 29 (Modified) - Help with pergola design

Coral Homes - Noosa 29 (Modified) - Help with pergola design
QLD
1 ... 28, 29, 30

Knotwood would be lovely! We're just going with Monument powder coating to match the gutters. We already have a lot of Merbau colour in the backyard with the deck and…

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manderinne
May 10, 2017 7:32 am
manderinne

Any one else building in Success?

Any one else building in Success?
WA

We just started building in Success. Anyone else? Share your houseplans!

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Katalyst
May 09, 2017 9:12 pm

Simonds Express Westbury Build

Simonds Express Westbury Build
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

How is your new home going ? We have been in our Westbury for 3 months now ! Front yard is done now working on the backyard - do u have any updated photos ?

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skinders78
May 09, 2017 7:58 pm
skinders78


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