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Konrad
Konrad
20 January 2013

Anyone building with Chelbrooke homes? (QLD)

Anyone building with Chelbrooke homes? (QLD)
QLD

Hi, We are looking for recommendations for a builder who can do split level designs. (block slopes down from road). Am keen to hear of anyone's experiences with…

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Konrad
Jan 20, 2013 4:46 pm
Paula24
Paula24
19 January 2013

Exterior Color

Exterior Color
SA
1, 2

Thank you for your respond. i am just worried about off white might look too stark and also i am introducing a new color. The properties next door and around our area…

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Paula24
Jan 19, 2013 8:23 pm
bashworth
bashworth
19 January 2013

Basic information needed for Victoria

Basic information needed for Victoria
VIC

If you are going to build two houses you will need to organise a subdivision to split the lot into two parts. The following link provides some info for Victorian…

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bashworth
Jan 19, 2013 8:02 pm
bashworth
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
19 January 2013

Building House with Henley

Building House with Henley
VIC

We are building with Plantation (QLD Henley), and while we having started the actual build yet, they have been very patient with us in the process of getting our finance…

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MalinViktoria
Jan 19, 2013 6:01 pm
MalinViktoria
Brannor
Brannor
19 January 2013

Eynesbury Township, West Melbourne

Eynesbury Township, West Melbourne
VIC
1, 2, 3

Well, stage 11A is underway in Eynesbury. I think I count 5 houses (ours and 4 others) that at least have the construction fences up. You can check my blog out for some…

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Brannor
Jan 19, 2013 5:03 pm
Lourance
Lourance
19 January 2013

Cost to change design - add/change rooms

Cost to change design - add/change rooms
WA

Builders will normaly charge for additional areas by a standard house square measurement, so depending on the builder it can be anything from $9k-$15k per square. A…

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Lourance
Jan 19, 2013 1:50 pm
Taylor22
Taylor22
19 January 2013

Building a new home in selandra rise with simonds

Building a new home in selandra rise with simonds
VIC

Hi Angie, im building with simonds as well but not in selandra rise. I look forward to following your build. How is it all going? Do you have any pics?

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Taylor22
Jan 19, 2013 1:08 pm
Taylor22
Lurgen
Lurgen
19 January 2013

Electrical Plan - Tips and Tricks

Electrical Plan - Tips and Tricks
VIC
1, 2, 3

QFT Any other suggestions…

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Lurgen
Jan 19, 2013 9:25 am
Lurgen
1rocky
1rocky
19 January 2013

Split level dreamer. All systems go!

Split level dreamer. All systems go!
VIC

congrats on the start just subscribed and looking forward to seeing the build

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1rocky
Jan 19, 2013 8:38 am
atom_ute
atom_ute
18 January 2013

Help with grey external weatherboard colour

Help with grey external weatherboard colour
VIC

Like you have said - I didn't have much of a say in choosing the…

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atom_ute
Jan 18, 2013 10:50 pm
atom_ute
Gingaskippy
Gingaskippy
18 January 2013

Building in Serpentine, WA

Building in Serpentine, WA
WA

Would I be better off getting some sort of an inspection done on the site before I went any further? Like soil tests etc. So I can get some idea as to how much work the…

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Gingaskippy
Jan 18, 2013 10:04 pm
daveandally1
daveandally1
18 January 2013

Living areas flooring choice

Living areas flooring choice
WA

Thank you Tash :) you're right, it's surprisingly hard wearing and even when it does scratch, it's barely noticeable!

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daveandally1
Jan 18, 2013 7:57 pm
daveandally1
Paula24
Paula24
18 January 2013

What color eaves and veranda posts?

What color eaves and veranda posts?
VIC

Hi I hope everything went well with your house and you probably enjoying living in it. Are you able to tell me what color eaves you ended up with please. And can you…

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Paula24
Jan 18, 2013 5:03 pm
Aitch72
Aitch72
18 January 2013

Building with Sekisui in Sydney - seeking advice

Building with Sekisui in Sydney - seeking advice
NSW

Hi Andrew I am building with Sekisui (they aquired AV Jennings) at The Ponds, NSW.... I didn't have a very good start initially with the customer service rep, but I just…

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Aitch72
Jan 18, 2013 11:24 am
Mclaren
Mclaren
18 January 2013

zircon's build with SPH - Moved in

zircon's build with SPH - Moved in
WA
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Hi - we're still waiting for those pics ..... ::lol::

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Mclaren
Jan 18, 2013 10:03 am
Mclaren
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dreaman
Jan 18, 2013 9:40 am
mimi23
mimi23
18 January 2013

Porter Davis Display - tile on facade

Porter Davis Display - tile on facade
VIC

Good news you''ve found something similar that's turned out to be a better match! :: Thanks for the update.

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mimi23
Jan 18, 2013 1:52 am
mimi23
Pellana
Pellana
18 January 2013

Bi-Fold windows - Flies!

Bi-Fold windows - Flies!
WA

After a quick google it certainly looks like you can get fly screens for a bifold The ones I was just looking at were retractable. Not sure on the prices but it would be…

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Pellana
Jan 18, 2013 12:39 am
our dream home
our dream home
17 January 2013

thinking about building a house what about the extra costs?

thinking about building a house what about the extra costs?
NSW

We have built a few times even our first home was a house and land package! If our base price is $220,000 we add about another 20 to $40,000plus thousand..depending on…

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our dream home
Jan 17, 2013 9:58 pm
Novice8
Novice8
17 January 2013

Timber or Tiles - Pros & Cons

Timber or Tiles - Pros & Cons
NSW

Friends of ours have 4 children and have bamboo flooring - it's higher quality (from the range available) and it's worn really well - very…

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Novice8
Jan 17, 2013 8:38 pm
NOR-TTJ
NOR-TTJ
17 January 2013

Building with 101 Res. (WA) - WE ARE IN!

Building with 101 Res. (WA) - WE ARE IN!
WA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hi, Leighlou, What design did you go for with 101? Do you like their service? Are there much hidden cost? Thanks TT

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NOR-TTJ
Jan 17, 2013 8:22 pm
bradster181
bradster181
17 January 2013

Suggestion of builders for double storey home in Perth

Suggestion of builders for double storey home in Perth
WA

We are building with a sister builder of Perth Home Builders and have been very happy to date. Check them out at http://www.perthhomebuilders.net.au/

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bradster181
Jan 17, 2013 6:55 pm
bradster181
sarzza
sarzza
17 January 2013

JG King ZEST Facade...anyone got it?

JG King ZEST Facade...anyone got it?
VIC

hi, I really really hope you get this since u posted this so long ago.. we are building and are using the zest façade.. in the picture of the rendering it looks like…

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sarzza
Jan 17, 2013 5:14 pm
Dpat
Dpat
17 January 2013

Lyndarum 'proposed' Aquatic Centre

Lyndarum 'proposed' Aquatic Centre
VIC

It is false advertising and needs to be followed up for sure. The master plan for which link is provided by 'humble' is the new one.....the old one says 'Proposed…

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Dpat
Jan 17, 2013 4:12 pm
cinder
cinder
17 January 2013

Bathroom panelling

Bathroom panelling
VIC

I got a good response from Mel guys so thanks for the recommendation. Now, to get the builder on board with what I want!

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cinder
Jan 17, 2013 12:44 pm
cinder
Smiely
Smiely
17 January 2013

Fairhaven Homes: Building in Livingston Cranbourne

Fairhaven Homes: Building in Livingston Cranbourne
VIC

Hi there, We're building next doors in ParksEdge :) Just saying hi! How far away from completion are you? x Smiely.

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Smiely
Jan 17, 2013 12:23 pm
Daedalus
Daedalus
17 January 2013

Roof Tile Concrete Colour

Roof Tile Concrete Colour
WA

Hi All, We just recently had our roof tiles laid, the roof tiles are monier primes wildrice colour. THe concrete used on the corner tiles to hold them together is yellow,…

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Daedalus
Jan 17, 2013 10:51 am
Daedalus
srod
srod
17 January 2013

Is it OK to go on a long holiday during construction?

Is it OK to go on a long holiday during construction?
NSW

Hi all, Belated thanks for your replies to this discussion! SRod

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srod
Jan 17, 2013 7:53 am
ShdowKat
ShdowKat
16 January 2013

Pantry Doors - Painted not Laminated??

Pantry Doors - Painted not Laminated??
WA
1, 2

Can't wait to see it all finished...we've been living in the tiniest flat, with the tiniest kitchen for so long...we won't know ourselves.

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ShdowKat
Jan 16, 2013 11:34 pm
ShdowKat
PADAMS2012
PADAMS2012
16 January 2013

builder making changes/variations during build-advice please

builder making changes/variations during build-advice please
SA

It would rub me to wrong way to know it was an oversight and not being told about it then wanting client to pay for such a variation. So it's a variation when they see…

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PADAMS2012
Jan 16, 2013 7:58 pm
Bucket75
Bucket75
16 January 2013

Cracked walls - need brick veneer advice! Perth...

Cracked walls - need brick veneer advice! Perth...
WA

It seems you ask about cracks & using brick veneer & your builder runs for the hills! Or at least wont return your calls. EVERY house I have been into in Perth has…

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Bucket75
Jan 16, 2013 4:27 pm
Jen1977
Jen1977
16 January 2013

Games Room with Double Sliding Doors?

Games Room with Double Sliding Doors?
SA

We are having a games area at the back of our house, it has two sets of triple glass stacker doors. We will have a pool table and an air hockey table and I have never…

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Jen1977
Jan 16, 2013 4:03 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
16 January 2013

Sarking?

Sarking?
NSW

Search for sarking and see the threads that come up ... I wish we had got sarking on the wall that faces the hot afternoon sun I am sure it would have made a lot of…

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Mclaren
Jan 16, 2013 10:24 am
Mclaren
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
16 January 2013

Pre agreement contract and fixed price contract

Pre agreement contract and fixed price contract
WA

My understanding is that most contracts are fixed price but this doesn't include the siteworks unless you come to an agreement with the builder after specifically asking…

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xxkatxx
Jan 16, 2013 2:18 am
our dream home
our dream home
16 January 2013

Help with choosing render colour for my house

Help with choosing render colour for my house
VIC

Good luck we are at lockup stage also but No render . We went with the savannah facade. What facade did u pick ?

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our dream home
Jan 16, 2013 12:34 am
myviolet
myviolet
15 January 2013

how much discount we normally get before signing the tender

how much discount we normally get before signing the tender
NSW

thanks for those who taken time to share their experiences with us!

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myviolet
Jan 15, 2013 9:48 pm
shellbelle
shellbelle
15 January 2013

Building The Harvard 271 With Dennis Family

Building The Harvard 271 With Dennis Family
VIC

LOL yes we are :-) i have been very slack in updating this site... oh well it is sooooo exciting to be finally in. where abouts are you building? and have you joind the…

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shellbelle
Jan 15, 2013 7:24 pm
nev25
nev25
15 January 2013

Freestanding oven question...

Freestanding oven question...
VIC

To be cheeky - does anyone subscribe to Choice and if so can they tell me the top 3 freestanding ovens and their overall scores? Sorry if that…

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nev25
Jan 15, 2013 6:57 pm
nev25
PHunter
PHunter
15 January 2013

Problems with construction next door

Problems with construction next door
VIC

I wouldn't be postponing my works because of the builder next door though its probably best not to move it yourself as that could get you…

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PHunter
Jan 15, 2013 6:38 pm
Nicci
Nicci
15 January 2013

Scott Park or Celebration Homes?

Scott Park or Celebration Homes?
WA
1, 2, 3

Lucy, we are building the monte carlo with changes too.. very similar still.. are you still active? hows the progress.. seeing as i ddint have a display to go through was…

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Nicci
Jan 15, 2013 4:42 pm
bjr
bjr
15 January 2013

Subdivision in Elsternwick... Newbie

Subdivision in Elsternwick... Newbie
VIC

Hi, I have a regular suburban block (700sqm) in Elsternwick that i am looking to subdivide. Why do most people put 2 townhouses on such a block? Why not 3 or more? I am…

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bjr
Jan 15, 2013 12:01 pm
bjr
bjr
15 January 2013

Townhouse project in Burwood....a newbie in this trade!

Townhouse project in Burwood....a newbie in this trade!
VIC

Hi, I have a similar property in Elsternwick. 686sqm. Thinking of going down a similar path to you guys. I am thinking of the best way to maximise space/profit. Did…

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bjr
Jan 15, 2013 11:34 am
akashra
akashra
15 January 2013

Developer Incentives - Landscaping

Developer Incentives - Landscaping
WA

It depends if that landscaping budget means or requires you to use a professional to do the work. A $4k landscaping budget for me to do the work would get a huge amount…

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akashra
Jan 15, 2013 10:12 am
lynnemic01
lynnemic01
15 January 2013

concreting/fencing

concreting/fencing
VIC

Hi, about to build at the avenue casey and would like some contacts for concreting and fencing. Regards Michael

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lynnemic01
Jan 15, 2013 8:36 am
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
15 January 2013

Polypropylene Soakwells - good or bad?

Polypropylene Soakwells - good or bad?
WA

Congrats! So much information available on google. just check http://www.soakwells.com/polypropylene-soakwells.html I've copied and pasted the table of benefits…

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xxkatxx
Jan 15, 2013 1:36 am
Mario Matassa
Mario Matassa
14 January 2013

Young couples home - designing stage, need advice please !

Young couples home - designing stage, need advice please !
VIC
1, 2

With small footprint homes it is always better to open plan the genral living areas. Definately change the island bench in unit 1.

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Mario Matassa
Jan 14, 2013 10:58 pm
1330ascent
1330ascent
14 January 2013

Soil test results - slab outcome?

Soil test results - slab outcome?
VIC

Hey everyone, We are waiting on our block to settle (hopefully march) in bellrise park. Our building contract allows for an M class slab, but we are thinking this will…

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1330ascent
Jan 14, 2013 10:35 pm
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spottie
Jan 14, 2013 9:52 pm
spottie
spottie
14 January 2013

Construction period - when does it begin?

Construction period - when does it begin?
VIC

Ours was 20 weeks from when the slab was poured (as stated in our contract)

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spottie
Jan 14, 2013 9:21 pm


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