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Street Appeal was one thing that was really important to us, We decided to choose the Torquay Facade. We almost chose the Burleigh Facade but I wasn't a fan of the three…

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keepitreal
Apr 20, 2017 8:26 am
Joker
Joker
19 April

Dispensation/setbacks - how likely?

Dispensation/setbacks - how likely?
VIC

Our front porch which is quite large is only 2 metres from start of our block, it got counted as part of landscaping as decks in our area go right up to footpaths, based…

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Joker
Apr 19, 2017 9:56 pm
Ellen ea
Ellen ea
19 April

Aegean 430 from mainvue - lockup stage pics added

Aegean 430 from mainvue - lockup stage pics added
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi Narrewarren01 do you mind sharing pictures of your kitchen complete as l have the same ideas as you regarding bigger kitchen window splashback and having the cooktop…

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Ellen ea
Apr 19, 2017 9:28 pm
Ellen ea
mrsdoe
mrsdoe
19 April

Few minor issues with build in Aveley

Few minor issues with build in Aveley
WA

I don't like the look of that timber beam either, that's an awful big defect in the timber I'd be getting a registered builder to do an inspection of the roof…

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mrsdoe
Apr 19, 2017 9:23 pm
mrsdoe
rsanand
rsanand
19 April

how to find information related to Storm-water drain depth,

how to find information related to Storm-water drain depth,
VIC

Thanks fortunately there is a company that the builders use to collect all those information on behalf of the builder, the information was delayed, it arrived couple of…

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rsanand
Apr 19, 2017 5:41 pm
cbboy
cbboy
19 April

Simon Homes

Simon Homes
VIC

Get your contracts checked by a professional. Owner is unprofessional and a bully, and be careful with the so called "flexibility" - I got stung. Workmanship is poor,…

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cbboy
Apr 19, 2017 11:09 am
Spooky8080
Spooky8080
18 April

Garage Door opener

Garage Door opener
NSW

Just wondering what brand/model garage door opener does clarendon use.

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Spooky8080
Apr 18, 2017 9:47 pm
Vocalstar
Vocalstar
18 April

Anyone tried Aussie Drain Mate/Grate Seal/Dekfit Grate Mate?

Anyone tried Aussie Drain Mate/Grate Seal/Dekfit Grate Mate?
VIC

The best long term simple solution is "Ezydrain" it not only blocks the smells it kills the diseases that is created and also cleans the pipe walls over time from debris…

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Vocalstar
Apr 18, 2017 6:55 pm
Fullback15
Fullback15
18 April

State Demolition review

State Demolition review
NSW

is this claim still active/pending?.. i would love to add my name to the list. Don't care too much about the $$, just want to see them held accountable. Our job was also…

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Fullback15
Apr 18, 2017 6:30 pm
Fullback15
Fullback15
18 April

Anyone with Fowler Homes

Anyone with Fowler Homes
NSW

Hi Lemans, I normally go straight to Frank (construction manager) .. he's pretty good but doesn't change the outcome that much. If you wish to DM me I'd be happy to…

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Fullback15
Apr 18, 2017 6:27 pm
Lemans
Lemans
18 April

Fowler homes - santorini

Fowler homes - santorini
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Thanks Scott for your reply. I also like darker tiles but hubby insists we go for light tiles, so i guess light tiles it is!

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Lemans
Apr 18, 2017 4:43 pm
Stace2205
Stace2205
18 April

Anyone building in the Vermont Estate at Pitt Town?

Anyone building in the Vermont Estate at Pitt Town?
NSW
1 ... 53, 54, 55

Hi all we, we were considering a block to build at Vermont Estate but are now considering purchasing an already established home. Was hoping to get some people already…

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Stace2205
Apr 18, 2017 12:25 pm

Anyone building edenbrae bristol 33

Anyone building edenbrae bristol 33
NSW

It might have to do with roof lines we had a lot of problems with the roof when extending our house

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Needamoneytree
Apr 18, 2017 9:58 am
Needamoneytree
marcoola
marcoola
18 April

Building permit required to provide water meter/tap to vacan

Building permit required to provide water meter/tap to vacan
VIC

Not normally. Call Vic Water and see where its at ( or whoever your local water authority is ) If its a new estate its normally fitted at around the time the lot…

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marcoola
Apr 18, 2017 8:30 am
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cat_dunc
Apr 17, 2017 11:49 pm
cat_dunc

So I didn't update this but back in February I got a very aggressive letter from the owners of the block of land behind us saying we built out retaining wall on their…

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shellby
Apr 17, 2017 9:22 pm
shellby
Berek
Berek
17 April

Is this normal?

Is this normal?
WA

Someone wasn't using their grey material. Ours is underneath the cover out of sight.

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Berek
Apr 17, 2017 8:06 pm
Ishugarg
Ishugarg
17 April

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone
NSW

This project has been delayed by 2 - 4 months now, before starting. That is too much bad and harrasing.. Do you people have idea about it?

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Ishugarg
Apr 17, 2017 6:44 pm
algernon
algernon
17 April

Existing site plan - where do u get one?

Existing site plan - where do u get one?
VIC

Council records can be incomplete or out-of-date. Most of the time you'll need to have a site survey that's fairly recent (e.g. within the last 12 months), although…

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algernon
Apr 17, 2017 10:23 am
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
17 April

Ben Trager - Secret Harbour - Could it get any worse?

Ben Trager - Secret Harbour - Could it get any worse?
WA
1 ... 51, 52, 53

I hope everything has improved with the house after the horrible time you've had with it. Good news is the pool looks incredible?? How have you gone with finishing…

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cat_dunc
Apr 17, 2017 9:29 am
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
17 April

Our semi acreage 'Forever House' Build - Pool Under Construc

Our semi acreage 'Forever House' Build - Pool Under Construc
QLD
1 ... 65, 66, 67

Hey Mr Bee, how's your pool construction going now? I'd love to see more pictures. :)

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cat_dunc
Apr 17, 2017 8:35 am
cat_dunc
GCDC
GCDC
16 April

Getting competing house design plans and quotes

Getting competing house design plans and quotes
QLD

Rocks just on the surface pretty much https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BymNZ ... kZXRnpLZHM The point of the question was less about cost of excavating the rock and…

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GCDC
Apr 16, 2017 5:56 pm
GLO
GLO
16 April

Stormwater retention

Stormwater retention
NSW

What costs does this look like?

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GLO
Apr 16, 2017 10:53 am
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yvonneh
Apr 16, 2017 10:47 am

My build in Serpentine with Redink!

My build in Serpentine with Redink!
WA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Congrats. Your house is so beautiful.We're building with Redink as well. It took us 5 months to land on slab down. We're looking for an inspector. Could you please…

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southernstars
Apr 16, 2017 12:53 am

Hi neighbors We had a drive today and heres the latest update

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Gie
Apr 15, 2017 7:37 pm
ruraldoc
ruraldoc
15 April

Help with Choosing right house layout

Help with Choosing right house layout
NSW

I would repeat whatever everyone else has already stated! You could also look at two nice building sites I used to teach myself about passive solar design and what…

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ruraldoc
Apr 15, 2017 5:34 pm
ruraldoc
marge1978
marge1978
15 April

DULUX STEPNEY OR GREY ISLAND BENCH

DULUX STEPNEY OR GREY ISLAND BENCH
QLD

HI Really need help, am wanting to know if anyone has built and put in dark timber flooring with a grey island bench in kitchen. I really need help with what grey looks…

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marge1978
Apr 15, 2017 4:19 pm
san_riri
san_riri
15 April

Building with Eden Brae Lincoln 30

Building with Eden Brae Lincoln 30
NSW

Hi there, How's the construction going? What fascade did you choose for your lincoln? Thanks

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san_riri
Apr 15, 2017 10:28 am
san_riri
san_riri
15 April

Building Lincoln 35 MK2 with Allure fascade

Building Lincoln 35 MK2 with Allure fascade
NSW

Hi all, We are finally building our dream home the Lincoln 35 MKII with the Allure fascade (Eden Brae homes). I was wondering if anyone has built this house and if so,…

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san_riri
Apr 15, 2017 8:10 am
spice girl
spice girl
15 April

Our First Home - Lexington Belle Q1 by Henley in Atherstone

Our First Home - Lexington Belle Q1 by Henley in Atherstone
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi belle, have you been able to start your build yet? I'm still waiting for land to title.

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spice girl
Apr 15, 2017 7:42 am
Rocchet
Rocchet
14 April

Suggestions for cheap online furniture

Suggestions for cheap online furniture
NSW

Well with the build underway and admin behind me my mind has turned to furniture......as in I don't really have any! Problem being (as I'm sure many of you appreciate) …

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Rocchet
Apr 14, 2017 8:54 pm
dee13
dee13
14 April

First home buyers & builders in Caversham WA!

First home buyers & builders in Caversham WA!
WA

Congrats on your new build, your plan looks fantastic! To be truthfully honest, include as much as you can in your contract, waterfall kitchen benches, upgraded sinks or…

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dee13
Apr 14, 2017 1:09 pm
lookbothways
lookbothways
14 April

Our Derwent valley build

Our Derwent valley build
TAS

What a difference a month makes, When the builders…

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lookbothways
Apr 14, 2017 9:51 am
chirpee
chirpee
13 April

Darwin Builders

Darwin Builders
NT
1, 2, 3

Hi everyone, I built with Supreme Homes NT. It wasn't the best experience I have had. The price wasn't the best I was offered. The build was not as good as I thought it…

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chirpee
Apr 13, 2017 11:40 pm
Bigblock7
Bigblock7
13 April

recreate

recreate
NSW

Look forward to following your build! A friend built with GJs down here in the highlands and had a really great experience

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Bigblock7
Apr 13, 2017 9:35 pm
Bigblock7
kira
kira
13 April

Fowler Homes Moroccan with seabreeze fascade

Fowler Homes Moroccan with seabreeze fascade
NSW

Appreciate the feedback, we have been going backwards and forwards for our final plans, so many stuff ups at this point, main issue is we really do like the seabreeze…

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kira
Apr 13, 2017 7:41 pm
zac101
zac101
13 April

Building With CL - Baldivis

Building With CL - Baldivis
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi it's been a while since your last update. Please keep us posted. Thanks.

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zac101
Apr 13, 2017 5:44 pm
CC1987
CC1987
13 April

Choiceliving WA

Choiceliving WA
WA

As an ex trade of the company I can tell you the reason for your delays is because they are not paying trades or supplies. It has nothing to do with pouring heaps of…

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CC1987
Apr 13, 2017 5:13 pm
Charley
Charley
13 April

Our Build - Burbank - Crimson 1700 in Trillium, Mickleham

Our Build - Burbank - Crimson 1700 in Trillium, Mickleham
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Yes that was our thoughts too trying to keep things low maintenance. We prefer look of timber so we went with timber look tiles.

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Charley
Apr 13, 2017 4:00 pm
Kidlat
Kidlat
13 April

Orbit Homes "$40k Upgrade Promotions"

Orbit Homes "$40k Upgrade Promotions"

Hi, Has anyone here talked to Orbit Homes regarding their "$40k Upgrade Promotions for Signature Living range"? Just found out that it's not actually something that you…

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Kidlat
Apr 13, 2017 3:53 pm
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faykis
Apr 13, 2017 8:11 am
faykis
charlibear
charlibear
13 April

GJ Gardner - modified Peninsula 255sqm

GJ Gardner - modified Peninsula 255sqm
QLD
1 ... 39, 40, 41

Hey towns, just checking in seeing how everything is? Hope all is well in your neck of the woods GJ Gardner Modified Coolum 277

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charlibear
Apr 13, 2017 7:05 am
charlibear
scrapbizz
scrapbizz
13 April

ANYONE with Redink in Perth?

ANYONE with Redink in Perth?
WA

Hi Dave, we are just commencing earthworks,, if you can PM me with your fees and specs - we actually want to have each major stage checked not just the end. Thanks R.

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scrapbizz
Apr 13, 2017 1:44 am
scrapbizz


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