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Bhoot
Bhoot
29 January

Roof sarking in colourbond roof after completion?

Roof sarking in colourbond roof after completion?
NSW

Interesting... my builder is providing anticon blanket with the colourbond roof..never gave me an option!!

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Bhoot
Jan 29, 2017 10:41 pm
Bhoot
Kagan1042
Kagan1042
28 January

Built with Dwyer Quality Homes - need advice about QBCC

Built with Dwyer Quality Homes - need advice about QBCC
QLD

Hello - I just wanted to see how your repairs went with Dwyer? Did everything get resolved?

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Kagan1042
Jan 28, 2017 8:04 pm

Bricks

Bricks
NSW

We are building with Masterton, was wondering if anyone has used AMBER GLOW from Austral Bricks and could share some pics. Thanks!

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Traditional Hampton
Jan 28, 2017 3:01 pm
nennles
nennles
28 January

Finding a builder

Finding a builder
NSW

Most project builders will customise to a degree, so would be easy to extend the garage to add a workshop and add a rumpus or convert a media room etc to a kids activity…

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nennles
Jan 28, 2017 1:38 pm
Mec06
Mec06
28 January

GJ Gardner - Fitzroy 266 or Saros 268

GJ Gardner - Fitzroy 266 or Saros 268
VIC

Our previous home was a GJ in Qld, it was ok, lots of small issues over the years - in the area lots of people were building with them and the reviews (at the time) were…

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Mec06
Jan 28, 2017 12:58 pm
Mec06
gunners13
gunners13
27 January

Anyone building with D&C Homes in SA

Anyone building with D&C Homes in SA
SA

Hi just wondering if anyone else is building with D&C homes currently and how it is progressing along? Any issues with them and timeframes ok?

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gunners13
Jan 27, 2017 11:36 am
aloenyx
aloenyx
27 January

Curtains or Roller Blinds for the house ?

Curtains or Roller Blinds for the house ?
WA
1, 2

I think they both suit a purpose. I'm having curtains over my living room windows to add texture and softness to the room. I'm having double blinds in the bedrooms…

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aloenyx
Jan 27, 2017 10:35 am
aloenyx
TomCat
TomCat
27 January

Custom home design Sydney - narrow block: WE ARE IN!

Custom home design Sydney - narrow block: WE ARE IN!
NSW
1 ... 38, 39, 40

Ooh nice baskets. I love your colour scheme and finishes You did an awesome job designing your house. Very clever floor plan (with granny flat!) and those…

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TomCat
Jan 27, 2017 4:36 am
TomCat
bucksaver
bucksaver
26 January

Anyone Building at One Minto?

Anyone Building at One Minto?
VIC
1 ... 36, 37, 38

Hi, anyone building or built with Mutual Homes?

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bucksaver
Jan 26, 2017 8:37 am
nikil
nikil
26 January

Need Advise on Building Contract

Need Advise on Building Contract
NSW

That's a win for you! Can I ask what made the contract invalid?

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nikil
Jan 26, 2017 5:42 am
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amckern
Jan 25, 2017 10:09 pm
Luderwick
Luderwick
25 January

Bright Homes Constructions

Bright Homes Constructions
VIC

Thanks! Yeah your site does look a bit unique but I'm glad they were able to provide with what you needed and asked for :) I would anticipate any communication lag between…

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Luderwick
Jan 25, 2017 9:29 pm
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jpmontoya
Jan 25, 2017 7:31 pm
jpmontoya
pauldab
pauldab
25 January

HELP re: payment of utility bills during construction

HELP re: payment of utility bills during construction
VIC

Although in this one, the builder pays for all electrical use until handover. We have the same in our contract (builder pays for service installation and electrical use,…

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pauldab
Jan 25, 2017 6:45 pm
thydzik
thydzik
25 January

Builton/Platinum Homes WA going under

Builton/Platinum Homes WA going under
WA

anyone with progress payments due, get a third party involved to verify 100% stage completed prior to handing over payment.

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thydzik
Jan 25, 2017 2:42 pm
thydzik
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
25 January

Our first build

Our first build
NSW
1 ... 103, 104, 105

OMG I totally missed your pics! The house looks great!. I have to admit I had to look at them twice. The first time I was looking to see where the dog was (kinda "where's…

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Tamara1975
Jan 25, 2017 11:55 am
danevechild
danevechild
25 January

Bolton Simonds Home

Bolton Simonds Home
VIC

Hey mauricejmj, We have made quite a bit of chances and adding quite a bit of upgrades. Currently on construction it will be about $280k. We are heading to the gallery…

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danevechild
Jan 25, 2017 8:43 am
growgrow
growgrow
25 January

Buying land at Tallawong Road Rouse Hill

Buying land at Tallawong Road Rouse Hill
NSW

don't know how big is the land the O.P bought, but the location is good, close to future sydney Metro, plus 12.5m frontage, it can't be cheap i think.

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growgrow
Jan 25, 2017 8:42 am
valerie3e
valerie3e
25 January

Austral brick Chestnut VS Buckwheat

Austral brick Chestnut VS Buckwheat
VIC
1, 2

After all that I end up upgrading to Austral Truffle. Price raise looks ridiculously cheap unless it's per square m? My blog: http://thesmallhousestruggle.blogspot.com.au/?m=1

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valerie3e
Jan 25, 2017 6:55 am
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Jess_95
Jan 24, 2017 8:06 pm
iamstib
iamstib
24 January

Caddens Soil Test / Slab Grade

Caddens Soil Test / Slab Grade
NSW

Has anyone built in caddens and can tell me what their slab is at? Particularly Pandorea Street Thanks!

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86
iamstib
Jan 24, 2017 3:49 pm
BrownDog77
BrownDog77
24 January

Anyone building at Billy's Lookout Teralba?

Anyone building at Billy's Lookout Teralba?
NSW

Just seeing if anyone is else on here is building at Billys Lookout- Teralba? As its a new estate and we are first home builders I thought it might be an idea to help each…

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BrownDog77
Jan 24, 2017 2:15 pm
niteshjethani
niteshjethani
24 January

Brickwork to Practical completion

Brickwork to Practical completion
NSW

Hi Guys, With all the people who are building or have already built with Masterton. Can I please ask from your the time when the brick work is complete how many months…

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niteshjethani
Jan 24, 2017 10:30 am
AnnFernandez
AnnFernandez
24 January

Building in Calderwood Valley

Building in Calderwood Valley
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

We got a letter from Lend Lease saying it is delayed to late 2017. Delay in some approval from Council for Stag 2B

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AnnFernandez
Jan 24, 2017 9:36 am
NatKCMelb
NatKCMelb
23 January

Charlton 33 costing

Charlton 33 costing
VIC

Hi, We recently paid our deposit on a block of land and looked at the Charlton 33 to build. I fell in love with it when I saw it and didn't bother looking elsewhere. We…

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NatKCMelb
Jan 23, 2017 7:12 pm
Annu
Annu
23 January

Slab M class or H1?

Slab M class or H1?
NSW

Thanks everyone for quick information, I hope to sort out this with builder, is any one else building in Colebee and with which builder?? Annu

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Annu
Jan 23, 2017 3:46 pm

Austral Melbourne Windsor bricks

Austral Melbourne Windsor bricks
VIC

Austral will give you a list of properties to look at.

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Searching4 knowledge
Jan 22, 2017 6:29 pm
Searching4 knowledge
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Bbjakey1
Jan 21, 2017 8:22 pm
nikil
nikil
21 January

Site Costs

Site Costs

It's crazy how site costs vary so much! We are doing a KDR and have an original quote of 50k for site costs, will see what the actual figure is at tender next week. I…

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nikil
Jan 21, 2017 3:54 pm
goody59
goody59
21 January

Simonds Homes- Hudson (Aurora Wollert build thread)

Simonds Homes- Hudson (Aurora Wollert build thread)
VIC
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Exciting times for sure. Once it is built the works just begins for us owners. Good luck to those building. I won't be building again, they can carry me out of this place…

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goody59
Jan 21, 2017 9:52 am
goody59
Milestone
Milestone
21 January

Tile upgrade

Tile upgrade
NSW

its all a bit confusing to start with

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Milestone
Jan 21, 2017 6:51 am
Milestone
surtees
surtees
21 January

New house.... Corner plot

New house.... Corner plot
VIC

Ah bit of a pain about the easement but soinds like you have had a postive outcome with changing blocks good to hear. Hope the build goes well can wait to watch it.

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surtees
Jan 21, 2017 6:50 am
surtees
namale
namale
21 January

Blueprint Build - Madeley : Slab down!

Blueprint Build - Madeley : Slab down!
WA
1, 2

We didn't add much on at intelligent homes, it was quite expensive! You don't have to make a decision then and there, they will email the quote to you and you can think…

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namale
Jan 20, 2017 11:13 pm
colin1
colin1
20 January

Where to Find A Builder from Our Plans

Where to Find A Builder from Our Plans
NSW

Hi, We have has plans done for a new house (knockdown rebuild) because none of the project homes would suit our block. The architect who has done our plans also has a…

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colin1
Jan 20, 2017 3:57 pm
colin1
Rocchet
Rocchet
20 January

How many tenders?

How many tenders?
NSW

We only did one as there was a clear house plan we liked. We looked at all builders in the area and all designs, picked our top 3 and did research and enquiries into…

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Rocchet
Jan 20, 2017 3:33 pm
simpocleaning
simpocleaning
20 January

Builders clean before handover

Builders clean before handover

I know this is an old thread but thought I'd reply since this is a recurring theme that I see. A proper should should include the removal of defects leftover by the…

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simpocleaning
Jan 20, 2017 12:54 pm
simpocleaning
El17
El17
20 January

Painting help!

Painting help!
WA

Thanks for the advice everyone, much appreciated. Lots to consider! Modified Dream Verona - Dreamstart 10m Frontage Block - Dreamstart Build - Calleya Estate …

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El17
Jan 20, 2017 9:49 am
El17
mhouse
mhouse
20 January

Underground electricity pit and crossover

Underground electricity pit and crossover
VIC

Hi all, I am building a new house and have got an underground electricity pit installed. Some reason the power company did not place it in my nominated location and it…

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306
mhouse
Jan 20, 2017 7:48 am
Persol
Persol
19 January

Our House in Tarneit

Our House in Tarneit
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi all , it was great to read this thread. how was your experienc with Persaud home? Mainly build quality and after service. Thanks in advance.

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Persol
Jan 19, 2017 9:56 pm
Persol
Persol
19 January

sumsub's Building thread

sumsub's Building thread
VIC
1, 2

Hi Sumsub, it was great read your thread. Can you please share your experience with the Persaud homes. During construction and after construction. How is their build…

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Persol
Jan 19, 2017 9:51 pm
Mclaren77
Mclaren77
19 January

Palace q1 Henley

Palace q1 Henley
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Someone else on home one had a similar issue and their builder used a brick paint? And it looked really good. You couldn't tell. If it's on the facade of the house and…

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Mclaren77
Jan 19, 2017 7:23 pm
rubix
rubix
19 January

Unitex or Loxo wall panels?

Unitex or Loxo wall panels?
VIC

Could someone please advise on pro's and con's on Unitex & Loxo wall panels. We like the strength of steel enforced Loxo panels but we don't have a rebate in concrete…

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rubix
Jan 19, 2017 4:38 pm
nathaniel.
nathaniel.
19 January

Advice with colours

Advice with colours
VIC

Hi all, Just after some advice on deciding which colours to go with boral mocha bricks. I was leaning toward ironstone roof with surfmist fascia but I also like monument…

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nathaniel.
Jan 19, 2017 1:54 pm
scrapbizz
scrapbizz
19 January

advice for someone with no idea :)

advice for someone with no idea :)
WA

Our home (being built by REDINK on 5 acres) was changed A LOT from a base of a display home we liked, combining that with a range/farm style. Our consultant was able to…

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scrapbizz
Jan 19, 2017 1:51 pm
scrapbizz
jodge
jodge
18 January

Ikea Robes

Ikea Robes
NSW

obviously, we don't have as many shoes as Vonsta. . . wow!!!!!

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jodge
Jan 18, 2017 10:08 pm
jodge
Oninon
Oninon
18 January

Metricon Glendale 45 Melbourne S.E.

Metricon Glendale 45 Melbourne S.E.
VIC

B.H2017 yes your tile upgrade looks a little expensive. However, the reason could be the tiles you have chosen. A friend of mine went for floor to ceiling , including…

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Oninon
Jan 18, 2017 8:04 pm
Ismail
Ismail
18 January

Tempus elite

Tempus elite
NSW

"Downtown Ash" 40x80cm I think Supplied from Don's tiles Its a cement look porcelain I believe. Very nice

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Ismail
Jan 18, 2017 4:10 pm


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