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AussieMark
AussieMark
8 November 2011

Who (home builders) to choose in Perth?

Who (home builders) to choose in Perth?
WA

Hi There, I am building with Broadway Homes. There was only a couple of homes that I liked the layout of and that showed interest in making changes that I wanted. The…

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AussieMark
Nov 08, 2011 10:02 am
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zeitgeber
Nov 08, 2011 3:53 pm
zeitgeber
grom40
grom40
8 November 2011

Building with Simonds??

Building with Simonds??
VIC

Hi Allie, If you are talking about Warragul in Victoria (I think that's the only one in Australia?) then I'd be wary of site costs as it tends to be a bit hilly there (at…

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grom40
Nov 08, 2011 4:26 pm
grom40
jj1
jj1
8 November 2011

New homebuilders advocate

New homebuilders advocate
NSW

Not sure, now you ask, Although I did set out what I envisaged i.e. check out the progress payment detail against what has been built and let me know if ok to pay... Will…

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jj1
Nov 08, 2011 5:36 pm
willcres
willcres
8 November 2011

HELP - Tender Acceptance - Wisdom Homes

HELP - Tender Acceptance - Wisdom Homes
NSW

Hi roanne, how's your progress with Wisdom?

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willcres
Nov 08, 2011 8:44 pm
willcres
Odie1kanobie
Odie1kanobie
9 November 2011

Better Late than never: Henley Monterey Q1

Better Late than never: Henley Monterey Q1
VIC

It's been a while since i've been here! Hope whoever is reading this is doing well. Got the results from the building inspections and found that there were 21 faults…

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Odie1kanobie
Nov 09, 2011 7:05 am
b0son
b0son
9 November 2011

How long til completion

How long til completion
NSW

We're in the same boat. We had gyprock done a month ago, and had been told we would be in by xmas. We paid our second last progress payment, and since then, nothing.…

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b0son
Nov 09, 2011 9:06 am
* jas *
* jas *
9 November 2011

Post-handover budgeting

Post-handover budgeting
SA

We have about $60,000 - $80,000 to finish our house which includes - Paving (driveway, alfresco and perimiter around house) Gable (alfresco) Garden Fencing and gates…

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* jas *
Nov 09, 2011 12:16 pm
dreamsRgood
dreamsRgood
9 November 2011

Important thing i didnt consider...

Important thing i didnt consider...
NSW

Hey guys, The long laborious process of getting tenders from builders and one thing i didnt calculate.... As mentioned in other threads…

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dreamsRgood
Nov 09, 2011 5:56 pm
dreamsRgood
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
10 November 2011

My new house Sesimbra - Portugal

My new house Sesimbra - Portugal

Love your house Expat, the clean, simple, uncluttered lines are most appealing and the setting is just perfect.

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HappyCamper_au
Nov 10, 2011 10:03 am
alan1237
alan1237
10 November 2011

Is roof inspection necessary?

Is roof inspection necessary?

Currently we're building a new double storey 3 bed townhouse with colorbond flat roof in Burwood, and the inspection is coming soon! Does anyone here hire roof inspector…

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alan1237
Nov 10, 2011 1:57 pm
boganswife
boganswife
10 November 2011

Upgrade cost for gloss white trim??

Upgrade cost for gloss white trim??
NSW

That is a bit rough, our builder allowed for the different gloss colour because as you said it is different paint. I would only have been charged…

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boganswife
Nov 10, 2011 7:46 pm
boganswife
CA3105
CA3105
10 November 2011

Reflux valve cost for hobless shower

Reflux valve cost for hobless shower
WA

To go to a hobless shower is roughly in the low $1k's for the reflux valve/larger floor waste etc, plus your builder will probably charge you extra to waterproof the…

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CA3105
Nov 10, 2011 8:22 pm
Michael Tiemens
Michael Tiemens
10 November 2011

New Young Property Developers

New Young Property Developers
VIC

As some of you may have experienced, building a house can be an exhausting and stressful process (especially if it's your first time round). I commend you for completing…

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Michael Tiemens
Nov 10, 2011 9:38 pm
Michael Tiemens
redh
redh
11 November 2011

How to stop render getting stained?

How to stop render getting stained?

Thanks Guys. I will be rendering over polyurethane panels, similar to EPS panels, which I believe doesn't use a cement based render, so hopefully it's less prone to…

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redh
Nov 11, 2011 11:33 am
Matt+Jo
Matt+Jo
11 November 2011

Starting the building process: Big M - Victoria

Starting the building process: Big M - Victoria
VIC

Have been in Ballarat a year now, 2.5 years since I left Sydney. :) Ballarat is lovely! I don't think we'd consider moving back to the city now.

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Matt+Jo
Nov 11, 2011 3:20 pm
Matt+Jo
mizz_kermit
mizz_kermit
11 November 2011

Opinions or Experiences on WA Builders

Opinions or Experiences on WA Builders
WA

hello, I know it has been a while but I was just wondering how your build went with Premiere Homes? We have been stuffed around by a big builder and have been to see…

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mizz_kermit
Nov 11, 2011 6:10 pm
dvestate
dvestate
11 November 2011

Building a driveway and home orientation

Building a driveway and home orientation
NSW

I just exchanged on my block out at Oran Park, was happy when I decided to ignore the "No Entry" signs and have no drain out the front of my place. Good luck with the…

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dvestate
Nov 11, 2011 8:52 pm
mqtutor
mqtutor
12 November 2011

Are these hidden costs or standard charges?

Are these hidden costs or standard charges?

Carlisle (From memory when we built) will provide a cheque on settlement for any damage that they cause during the build to the foot path. This is…

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mqtutor
Nov 12, 2011 3:40 pm
PunkMaxxx
PunkMaxxx
12 November 2011

Building with Allworth Homes - Anyone?

Building with Allworth Homes - Anyone?
NSW

Actually we had issues from the start. Our rep was from Allworth Kellyville. I'll put them in point form. Hopefully it will make it easier to understand. 1. Issues on the…

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PunkMaxxx
Nov 12, 2011 8:34 pm
PunkMaxxx
Darth Teddy Bear
Darth Teddy Bear
13 November 2011

retrospective home owners warranty

retrospective home owners warranty
ACT

Hi all, We had our original builder go into liquidation and we had another builder take over and the house is now finished and it is only now that we find out that they…

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Darth Teddy Bear
Nov 13, 2011 6:32 pm
Darth Teddy Bear
trishcoastie
trishcoastie
13 November 2011

Fixed price contract?

Fixed price contract?

everything about building is very EMOTIONAL,try sticking in selling a home also...:)

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trishcoastie
Nov 13, 2011 7:50 pm
trishcoastie
ehwood
ehwood
13 November 2011

Building a Masterton Fernleigh 30 (I hope)

Building a Masterton Fernleigh 30 (I hope)
NSW

Ok after nearly 3 years of trying to decide what to do with our old house, we've decided on a Masterton Fernleigh 30. Scanning through the pages of info and comments on…

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ehwood
Nov 13, 2011 7:52 pm
teanah
teanah
14 November 2011

about to build with Fowler - any feedback appreciated

about to build with Fowler - any feedback appreciated
NSW

Im currently building with Fowler homes, and all good so far.

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teanah
Nov 14, 2011 6:17 am
teanah
Casa2
Casa2
14 November 2011

SLAB FALLING APART !, What to do?

SLAB FALLING APART !, What to do?
VIC
1, 2, 3

If they won't give their engineer's report, rather than paying for a solicitor, why not get a structural engineer provide an opinion (before the repair)? Alternatively,…

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Casa2
Nov 14, 2011 7:49 am
Nicole1983
Nicole1983
14 November 2011

Superior Building Group

Superior Building Group
VIC

I recommend calling VCAT and asking for the Domestic Building List. In the past you could ask the customer service staff there to search their lists to see how many…

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Nicole1983
Nov 14, 2011 2:34 pm
buildingbee
buildingbee
14 November 2011

Alfresco through builder - to slab or not to slab?

Alfresco through builder - to slab or not to slab?
NSW

Hi, My 2 cents: Our alfresco is under the roof line and my dad (a builder of 25ish years) said it was a good idea for our home builder to…

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buildingbee
Nov 14, 2011 4:04 pm
13bbprx7
13bbprx7
14 November 2011

Conceters In Adelaide

Conceters In Adelaide
SA

Hi, My house is nearing completion here in adelaide. Can anyone reccommend a good quality and priced concreter to do my driveways and paths here in adelaide?? Thanks Luke

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13bbprx7
Nov 14, 2011 5:33 pm
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
14 November 2011

Building Lisbon 21 in Ambrosia - Cranbourne West

Building Lisbon 21 in Ambrosia - Cranbourne West
VIC

Ooh it will be nice to see another Lisbon build, I have built the Lisbon 22 :) I love the design. I think there is a Lisbon 24 in Doreen ?

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Victoria_g06
Nov 14, 2011 7:41 pm
Victoria_g06
RobbieC
RobbieC
14 November 2011

Recommendations for concreter - Adelaide?

Recommendations for concreter - Adelaide?
SA

We ended up going with Panorama Concrete. Great response, the best quote by far and their work was top class. They have a long warranty - we ended up choosing exposed…

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RobbieC
Nov 14, 2011 8:20 pm
Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
15 November 2011

Building in Townsville

Building in Townsville
QLD

My friend is building with Dean Powell Constructions. I am on my phone at the moment so I can't copy and paste what she wrote. Basically this is the second build her…

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Raleighfarm
Nov 15, 2011 9:13 am
Raleighfarm
baby bacchus
baby bacchus
15 November 2011

And so it begins :)

And so it begins :)
VIC

Hello Scout and fellow Marsh dweller.... ok i'm not there yet but soon-to-be ::wornout:: Where about in the Marsh have you brought? There is so so so much development going on out…

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baby bacchus
Nov 15, 2011 1:30 pm
baby bacchus
betHeEeee
betHeEeee
15 November 2011

Our adventure begins with Clearview Homes - Quest23

Our adventure begins with Clearview Homes - Quest23
VIC
1, 2

I agree boy's need no room in the wardrobe, mine hangs up his t-shirts so it appears he has a lot of clothes but really he doesn't LOL ::wornout::

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betHeEeee
Nov 15, 2011 1:42 pm
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newbuilder1
Nov 15, 2011 4:30 pm
The JJs
The JJs
15 November 2011

Anyone building in Aubin Grove, WA?

Anyone building in Aubin Grove, WA?
WA

Thanks guys, I have been stalking those threads for a while now :) The section we're building in only has about 30 blocks, so its quite small and has been privately…

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The JJs
Nov 15, 2011 5:53 pm
The JJs
kyton
kyton
15 November 2011

Building contents insurance

Building contents insurance
NSW

Up until the house keys are in your hand the building is covered by the builders insurance. This is other then if you have provided any fittings yourself - in which case…

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kyton
Nov 15, 2011 7:29 pm
kyton
tempura
tempura
15 November 2011

Telstra Velocity - NBN (FTTH) - Smart Community - ONT?

Telstra Velocity - NBN (FTTH) - Smart Community - ONT?

Telstra Pit was covered in rubbish next door as they are still building, hence the engineer wasn't able to connect ours. Was advised by the engineer, to contact the sales…

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tempura
Nov 15, 2011 10:43 pm
tempura
grom40
grom40
16 November 2011

Rant about tradies.....

Rant about tradies.....
VIC

Ahh tradies; we probably shouldn't tar them all with the same brush (pardon the pun) but there are definitely some who leave a lot to be desired. Of course there are as…

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grom40
Nov 16, 2011 11:35 am
grom40
Buttercup
Buttercup
16 November 2011

Getting excited now - builder almost chosen

Getting excited now - builder almost chosen
NSW

We are building the Sinatra 27 with Bentley homes in Mernda (VIC). We had settlement on our old house that we sold Today and are renting around the corner from where we…

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Buttercup
Nov 16, 2011 8:22 pm
Buttercup
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
16 November 2011

First Home Owners Grant/Boost

First Home Owners Grant/Boost
SA
1, 2

Things have changed since this thread was started in '09

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theanonyuser
Nov 16, 2011 9:17 pm
sionghua
sionghua
17 November 2011

Archicentre maintenance period inspection?

Archicentre maintenance period inspection?

Hi, I have recently moved into a new house and next month is when 3 months maintenance period is up. I have Archicentre completed independent inspection during frame,…

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sionghua
Nov 16, 2011 11:08 pm
trishcoastie
trishcoastie
17 November 2011

New to the forum new house to build

New to the forum new house to build
NSW

We got a list of brick names which we could pick from,maybe phone them and ask about your bricks,you are better off asking whom is building your home as everybody has a…

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trishcoastie
Nov 17, 2011 9:15 am
trishcoastie
Axe1siat
Axe1siat
17 November 2011

Exterior colour combination help please

Exterior colour combination help please
NSW

Hi D@n, Can I email you the plans (pls provide email), I'm having trouble filling out the order forms coming up as error.

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Axe1siat
Nov 17, 2011 9:48 am
Ashie1206
Ashie1206
17 November 2011

Our new home with Burbank!!!

Our new home with Burbank!!!
VIC
1, 2

Hey Ashkate, Well we aren't officialy locked out of our house but I am assuming we will be soon - our cabinets get delivered and installed next week OMG - I can't believe…

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Ashie1206
Nov 17, 2011 11:58 am

Sorry for the delay mate. See photo below - taken on iPhone so let me know if not clear enough I can email through some decent quality You will see - Surfmist - Garage…

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sleven
Nov 17, 2011 5:40 pm
sleven
Helyn
Helyn
17 November 2011

Build your dream home or dont over-capitalise

Build your dream home or dont over-capitalise
NSW

Like most things in life,it is a balance - yes, you have to build what you can afford and no good over stretching yourself and then haveing trouble making ends meet - but…

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Helyn
Nov 17, 2011 7:42 pm
Helyn
b0son
b0son
17 November 2011

HOW TO REQUEST FOR EXTENSION ON STAMP DUTY EXEMPTION

HOW TO REQUEST FOR EXTENSION ON STAMP DUTY EXEMPTION
NSW

you may get a few weeks grace... we were a few weeks late but didnt have any issues.

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b0son
Nov 17, 2011 9:50 pm
bashworth
bashworth
18 November 2011

Guide to all the terms / acronyms used on this site!

Guide to all the terms / acronyms used on this site!
VIC

PCV - Post Contract Variation, A variation following the signing of the contract - will mean a change to the contract - usually an increase PCI - Practical Completion…

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bashworth
Nov 18, 2011 7:06 am
bashworth
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
18 November 2011

variation contract

variation contract
NSW

Up until you are presented your final contract, you should be be able to request as many variations as you like. But be reasonable, the more changes you make, the longer…

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OurLindrum52
Nov 18, 2011 10:24 am
Liz18
Liz18
18 November 2011

Anyone built/building in waterview ridge estate mount martha

Anyone built/building in waterview ridge estate mount martha
VIC

Is anyone else on here building in Waterview Ridge? I'd be interested in hearing about your build, in particular about how the new bushfire regulations have affected your plans.

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Liz18
Nov 18, 2011 5:21 pm


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