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kaBonny
kaBonny
30 December 2011

Casey in the Capital - our first build PICS ADDED!

Casey in the Capital - our first build PICS ADDED!
ACT

Hi, We recently bought a land in Booner which is almost similar in shape and size as is yours, and we are currently looking for designer and builder to build the place for…

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kaBonny
Dec 30, 2011 11:38 pm
ChargerWA
ChargerWA
30 December 2011

Where to start and in which order?

Where to start and in which order?

On an island? Or is Tasmania the island. A little island would be cool. Without knowing too much about your location, I would be spending some time having a good hard…

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ChargerWA
Dec 30, 2011 11:40 pm
ChargerWA

No idea. I know I can buy decenty quality ones now for $50 from the electrical wholesalers. If you are reasonably handy just ask the builder to install a socket in the…

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ChargerWA
Dec 31, 2011 10:33 pm
ChargerWA
BradS
BradS
1 January 2012

Bazdaric Homes

Bazdaric Homes
NSW

Hey all I am only new to the forums and would like to share my experience with Bazdaric Homes. They are located not far from Oran Park Town in Theresa Park. Petar and…

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BradS
Jan 01, 2012 12:38 am
amandaander
amandaander
1 January 2012

how long until you got your rates bill

how long until you got your rates bill
WA

Thanks - definately wasn't paid for in settlement as the settlement agent is holding the money. I'll call on Tuesday and see what's happening. Thanks

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amandaander
Jan 01, 2012 6:36 pm
dvestate
dvestate
1 January 2012

Allworth, Beechwood, McDonald Jones?

Allworth, Beechwood, McDonald Jones?
NSW

I'm building with Allworth homes, all I can say is that it is an extremely stressful process. Extremely hard to budget and my overall price…

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dvestate
Jan 01, 2012 10:10 pm
GardenofNeedn-58
GardenofNeedn-58
2 January 2012

clean building site

clean building site
WA

not exactly sure on the sand levels but re the light that depends if you had one in the hallway on your working drawings. if there is supposed to be one then they have to…

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GardenofNeedn-58
Jan 02, 2012 12:05 pm
Casa2
Casa2
3 January 2012

Site Cost Shock

Site Cost Shock
NSW

Well said phippsy. Builders don't want what's cheapest for you, but most profitable for them. This is why it's important to not spend any money until a final price is…

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Casa2
Jan 03, 2012 12:41 pm
Matt+Jo
Matt+Jo
3 January 2012

Sloped block build - Opinions required on some floor plans!!

Sloped block build - Opinions required on some floor plans!!
VIC

No longer a Big M design, no. Upstairs is mostly as an open space... A bookshelf, kids play area - dolls house, train set, bean bag etc. mostly just to open up that top…

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Matt+Jo
Jan 03, 2012 10:08 pm
Matt+Jo
gogo65
gogo65
4 January 2012

First home on sloping block, NSW

First home on sloping block, NSW
NSW

Oh and try Hotondo as well. I think Kurmond also have some nice split designs as well

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gogo65
Jan 04, 2012 9:48 pm
gogo65
jordanspringsfamily
jordanspringsfamily
4 January 2012

Any recommendations

Any recommendations
NSW

We are building at Jordan springs and we had it down to Kurmond or Elderton and since Kurmond never returned our call twice after leaving full details we decided if they…

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jordanspringsfamily
Jan 04, 2012 10:45 pm
gogo65
gogo65
5 January 2012

Trapezium Land

Trapezium Land
NSW

Perfect Mak, :: Exactly what I meant, you have utilised the back side corner perfectly, making it look like you have a huge backyard.

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gogo65
Jan 05, 2012 11:15 am
gogo65
dazandstace
dazandstace
5 January 2012

What to add AFTER HANDOVER

What to add AFTER HANDOVER
NSW

They didn't in our last house. And I don't think Burbank do it. I don't know much about it other than I wish I got it done last time. Need to look into it, hoping a…

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dazandstace
Jan 05, 2012 8:01 pm
dazandstace
Halfkast
Halfkast
5 January 2012

List of suppliers for building a new house

List of suppliers for building a new house
ACT

Hi Guys, I'm from Canberra and am new to this forum so please do bare with me if these questions are silly or have already been posted before =) I'm building a new house…

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Halfkast
Jan 05, 2012 8:09 pm
Frannny
Frannny
6 January 2012

Our SPH build - moved in.

Our SPH build - moved in.
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi Dragonflychic Sorry, I have just come across your blog! Hopefully you still check in on here! Just wondering if you could pls tell me the name of the floor tiles in…

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Frannny
Jan 06, 2012 12:56 am
gogo65
gogo65
6 January 2012

Building the Amazon with Trevelle Homes - Updated Pics Pg3

Building the Amazon with Trevelle Homes - Updated Pics Pg3
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Gogo Thank you we are very happy with the house, yes looking back it was fairly stressfree but at the time it didn't seem that way. Too…

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gogo65
Jan 06, 2012 11:38 am
gogo65
Johnson
Johnson
6 January 2012

Slate roof: fireproof to BAL40?

Slate roof: fireproof to BAL40?
TAS

While it seems common sense to think a slate roof would be BAL40 compliant, my surveyor seems unsure as it's not in the regulations. Does anyone have any info on slate…

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Johnson
Jan 06, 2012 6:15 pm
Johnson

I saw that.....poo on the handle but didnt want to say, seeing I already bagged out the house! …

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kiwi
Jan 06, 2012 7:28 pm
kiwi
newhome1
newhome1
6 January 2012

60%refund of deposit after HIA contract signed

60%refund of deposit after HIA contract signed
VIC

i wanna end the building contract too. i signed the contract in sep2010. the land got titled in dec2011. the permit has passsed but construction hasnt started yet.now my…

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newhome1
Jan 06, 2012 7:52 pm
Eiffel
Eiffel
6 January 2012

We are desperate and need help!!

We are desperate and need help!!
NSW
1, 2

Hi Loretta, it must be so frustrating to be sooooo close. Here's to a Happy new year in your new home. . .sometime soon ::kiss:: Loretta :)

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Eiffel
Jan 06, 2012 8:12 pm
Eiffel
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Jaans
Jan 06, 2012 11:30 pm
Trewman
Trewman
7 January 2012

building in Botanic Ridge - handover booked 4/11!!!

building in Botanic Ridge - handover booked 4/11!!!
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

What are your bricks called? They look similar to what we have ordered for our place!

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Trewman
Jan 07, 2012 1:22 pm
dazandstace
dazandstace
7 January 2012

Water tanks placement

Water tanks placement

Hi Fekish We had to think this one through as our developer requires us to have one installed. As we have next to no room down the side of our house (1 metre) and we…

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dazandstace
Jan 07, 2012 11:03 pm
dazandstace
springtime
springtime
8 January 2012

Demolition of 50 year brick veneer house in Epping, NSW

Demolition of 50 year brick veneer house in Epping, NSW
NSW

Hi , As edscl said, look up "house removal contractors " on the net. Maybe give this site a try: drakehomes.com.au I too live in Sydney, but were in too much of a hurry…

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springtime
Jan 08, 2012 10:29 am
jasmin3
jasmin3
8 January 2012

Super fast build and Thank you to 'forumers'

Super fast build and Thank you to 'forumers'
WA

Looks great and what a fast build? Just a guess - but I recognise some of the fittings - did you build with Celebration Homes? If so - really…

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jasmin3
Jan 08, 2012 8:13 pm
MissyP
MissyP
9 January 2012

Demolition

Demolition
QLD

Hey, I didn't mind the old place!

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MissyP
Jan 09, 2012 2:39 am
MissyP
Muppardo
Muppardo
9 January 2012

Soil Classification

Soil Classification
NSW

Exzy Coral wouldnt do my driveway as i was on a H class block, but in saying that Eden Brae would. Wouldnt let it worry you too much, my mate is a concreter and i was…

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Muppardo
Jan 09, 2012 10:56 am
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becca84
Jan 09, 2012 4:30 pm
dvestate
dvestate
9 January 2012

Prestart Query

Prestart Query
WA

Just get as much stuff included that you know you want in the first tender as part of the base price :)

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dvestate
Jan 09, 2012 8:35 pm
sarbear
sarbear
9 January 2012

Please help us with Brick colours

Please help us with Brick colours
NSW

Have you contacted your nearest PGH Sales office and asked for list of houses and addresses that have used your chosen brick? They might be your best option.

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sarbear
Jan 09, 2012 8:50 pm
Escape2country
Escape2country
9 January 2012

Mcdonald Jones homes Bronte

Mcdonald Jones homes Bronte
NSW

Hi Antho, The Bronte is an awesome house they have just finished building one in our estate out at Pitt Town. It may be best if you post your…

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Escape2country
Jan 09, 2012 9:42 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
10 January 2012

Structural warranty - does longer terms mean higher quality?

Structural warranty - does longer terms mean higher quality?
WA

You will also find that the extended warranty period offered by the builder is only useful while the builder is still in business. Personally I would be paying for…

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buildingwest
Jan 10, 2012 9:55 am
lasttimehopefully
lasttimehopefully
10 January 2012

Building in Botanic Ridge - We are in!!!!!

Building in Botanic Ridge - We are in!!!!!
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

looking fantastic. You must be so pleased.

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lasttimehopefully
Jan 10, 2012 10:21 am
damparker
damparker
10 January 2012

Warner Lakes builder

Warner Lakes builder
QLD

Hi all, Newbie here. Just put down deposit on block of land at Warner Lakes. Exciting time for us. Its been 25 years since we had a new home. I now need to look at a…

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damparker
Jan 10, 2012 11:53 am
donR
donR
10 January 2012

Building with Rawson

Building with Rawson

PM sent regarding our experience. I have been told that they have some very good site supervisors so when it comes time for building their finished product can be very…

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donR
Jan 10, 2012 1:10 pm
ddls
ddls
10 January 2012

Burbank Generation 26

Burbank Generation 26

Hey, Im actually at lockup with my generation 26 at the moment, it ended up costing me about 215k once done with all upgrades. I went for the alfresco option rather than…

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ddls
Jan 10, 2012 1:30 pm
snshami
snshami
10 January 2012

A great experience building with Minniti Properties

A great experience building with Minniti Properties

People so often spend time complaining when something goes wrong but not as often praising someone when things go well. I thought I would help redress the balance in a…

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snshami
Jan 10, 2012 1:33 pm
softnow
softnow
10 January 2012

Building with Eagle Homes

Building with Eagle Homes
NSW

Something else to look out for: If the sales rep doesn't seem to know much about the houses or the cost of extras, if he/she is vague about what can be done. Walk out the…

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softnow
Jan 10, 2012 4:06 pm
softnow
dazandstace
dazandstace
10 January 2012

BUILDING WITH BURBANK

BUILDING WITH BURBANK
VIC

I would recommend to allow about $30,000 above the base price for extras. Saying this you coud do it cheaper, but you coud also do it for more ::hyst:: Depends on your…

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dazandstace
Jan 10, 2012 8:03 pm
dazandstace
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
10 January 2012

Walk in Robe Fit out

Walk in Robe Fit out

We have been in our house for about 6mths now and ready to make some changes. First on the agenda is to fit out the walk in robe to have more hanging space and built in…

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Lunchtime
Jan 10, 2012 10:26 pm
ND88
ND88
10 January 2012

Building in Laurence Ave, Airport West

Building in Laurence Ave, Airport West
VIC

Hi I am looking at purchasing the block for sale on laurence av. I am little worried about building a home that is going to extend beyond my budget when it comes to…

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ND88
Jan 10, 2012 10:35 pm
MrsChatz
MrsChatz
10 January 2012

First Home Owners. So confused!!!!!

First Home Owners. So confused!!!!!
VIC

To answer the "how long" - Henley started on site in June last year and we had handover on 26 October. Once they got going it roared along. What plan are you thinking…

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MrsChatz
Jan 10, 2012 11:01 pm
CC101
CC101
11 January 2012

Redink - Formica Upgrade

Redink - Formica Upgrade
WA

don't know the cost - but i am sure it is extra. Extra cost will depend on how much cupboards etc u have. ask your prestart consultant to do costing for u.

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CC101
Jan 11, 2012 7:07 pm
suzieg
suzieg
11 January 2012

Article about NAtional Builders Group: The Age

Article about NAtional Builders Group: The Age
VIC

I was told today that Mega Homes have bought them

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suzieg
Jan 11, 2012 7:47 pm
kenthurst@blackthorn
kenthurst@blackthorn
12 January 2012

Walkthrough and Final Payment

Walkthrough and Final Payment
NSW

Thanks Annette and Bashworth for the info. We def plan on holding onto the payment until we get the keys know and we will let them know this prior so ipefully they can fix…

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kenthurst@blackthorn
Jan 12, 2012 2:50 pm
Team PD
Team PD
12 January 2012

Henley vs Porter Davis

Henley vs Porter Davis
VIC

So we've got our block and initially we were going to build with porter davis. after they were no help at the display homes and the henley team…

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Team PD
Jan 12, 2012 3:01 pm
Team PD
kerynk
kerynk
12 January 2012

Building Carslile Bellmore Escape

Building Carslile Bellmore Escape
VIC

We are at slab stage and just about to start frame early next week for our Bellmore Escape. We have an extended Alfresco and 3 mtr extension to garage. Happy with the…

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kerynk
Jan 12, 2012 8:50 pm
tracey em
tracey em
12 January 2012

Flood zone / AHD levels/ it looks weird

Flood zone / AHD levels/ it looks weird
VIC

Thanks. Called the site supervisor who went to have a look. Found out they built up to FINISHED floor level. How lucky that I questioned it. They are going to fix it…

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tracey em
Jan 12, 2012 9:56 pm

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