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Talkey
Mar 31, 2017 10:41 pm
Talkey
insider
insider
31 March

Independent soil test

Independent soil test

I agree with Sparkie. The usually use one company to do the soil test, site survey and engineering as a package so they sometime use one or two companies they are…

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insider
Mar 31, 2017 6:41 pm

Standard range Austral Bricks

Standard range Austral Bricks
NSW

Hey thanks so much Just saw your other post. We are going to build the hemipshere 35, but we just have some issues with excavating our block due to its slope so we…

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newwyhouse2233
Mar 31, 2017 2:47 pm
ruraldoc
ruraldoc
31 March

Tile company charging for different tile lay pattern

Tile company charging for different tile lay pattern
NSW

Thanks, that looks helpful... I keep dreaming of DIY, but alas no time or skill or experience...

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ruraldoc
Mar 31, 2017 2:40 pm
ruraldoc

Thanks Debbie we now need a new front fence. Our neighbours also need a new back fence too. Hope everyone else pulled out ok. The kids enjoyed a day at home and being…

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Shanniidc
Mar 31, 2017 12:35 pm
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lizbf85
Mar 31, 2017 9:14 am
jcrabbitoh
jcrabbitoh
31 March

McDonald Jones Homes

McDonald Jones Homes
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

The link you supplied appears to be just your photos and comments. Where is the new forum?

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jcrabbitoh
Mar 31, 2017 7:34 am
Skyepie
Skyepie
30 March

First Home - Mango Hill, QLD

First Home - Mango Hill, QLD
QLD
1, 2

Those are my favourite colour bricks look good and going so fast M A R C O O L A 3 2 - Coral homes

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Skyepie
Mar 30, 2017 12:12 pm
Skyepie
buildX
buildX
30 March

Advice needed - what stage to do independant inspection?

Advice needed - what stage to do independant inspection?
VIC

Its ideal not to skip a building inspection stages. We used to hire http://www.brenthenessinspections.com/…

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buildX
Mar 30, 2017 10:42 am
buildX
Horse
Horse
29 March

Fence before build - neighbor dispute

Fence before build - neighbor dispute
NSW
1, 2

Can it not be settled amicably? I know there is a rule that fence is shared 50/50 but what if you still don't have the funds? Maybe the reason they are not yet building is…

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Horse
Mar 29, 2017 9:23 pm
Sayem769
Sayem769
28 March

Double Storey House in Oran Park

Double Storey House in Oran Park
NSW

Hi we are planning to build a double storey house in Oran Park with BellRiver homes. I would love to get advice and opinions from others who are building with BellRiver…

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Sayem769
Mar 28, 2017 9:14 pm
vickyr
vickyr
28 March

Who's building with Seddon Homes? Melbourne

Who's building with Seddon Homes? Melbourne
VIC

Hi any body build your home with seddon homes? how's your experience?

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vickyr
Mar 28, 2017 6:43 pm
bank
bank
28 March

Is this an unreasonable request?

Is this an unreasonable request?
VIC

We also went over our 10 days and the builder didn't bat an eye. We had talked to them about what would happen if we never got finance (or a building permit since that…

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bank
Mar 28, 2017 5:00 pm
bank

Hi all, I have started this whole 'building my first home' process... sooo many decisions haha. I have just received plans back and i am pretty happy. I'm just wanting…

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Firsthomefirst
Mar 28, 2017 4:31 pm
Kenlis27
Kenlis27
28 March

Henley Monterey Belle Q2

Henley Monterey Belle Q2
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Great thanks for that, its not too bad I was thinking more. I am looking at the Vienna or Monaco at this stage. Thanks Lisa :)

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Kenlis27
Mar 28, 2017 3:11 pm
Kayz20
Kayz20
28 March

sbg homes

sbg homes
VIC

i am currently in clyde north

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Kayz20
Mar 28, 2017 8:20 am
spatailsteve
spatailsteve
28 March

Help! What does this lines mean in the map?? Future impact/

Help! What does this lines mean in the map?? Future impact/
NSW

This thick dashed line is not any kind of utility or easement, in my experience I would suggest this is most likely to indicate the area the set of plans relates to and on…

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spatailsteve
Mar 27, 2017 11:41 pm
spatailsteve
Doc Freeman
Doc Freeman
28 March

Building with JG King

Building with JG King

Sounds reminiscent of our experience with JG King. Their communication once we got to construction was pathetic, and customer focus was non-existent. They even boast that…

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Doc Freeman
Mar 27, 2017 11:04 pm
voz
voz
27 March

Downlight provisions & install after handover... What to do?

Downlight provisions & install after handover... What to do?
NSW

Hi All, Building a single storey with Eden Brae homes. Is it a good idea to install downlights after the handover to save some money. Anything the builder should do for…

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voz
Mar 27, 2017 10:56 pm
voz
voz
27 March

Installing ducted air conditioning after handover?

Installing ducted air conditioning after handover?

Hi All, I'm contemplating on whether to include Ducted AC in my package with Eden Brae Homes or not. They have quoted $11,614 for 12.4KW, 2 Zones. Just wanted to check…

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voz
Mar 27, 2017 10:30 pm
alexandraa
alexandraa
27 March

Regional FHOG VIC

Regional FHOG VIC
VIC

That's okay! Good idea, probably your best bet and then you'll guaranteed to get it ☺

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alexandraa
Mar 27, 2017 7:52 pm
alexandraa
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maximus
Mar 27, 2017 6:24 pm
maximus
arcachon
arcachon
27 March

Stylemaster Homes: Baybreeze 22 Primo

Stylemaster Homes: Baybreeze 22 Primo
QLD

Did you get going a couple of weeks ago as planned? We've been rolling along nicely. Should be ready for handover mid-late April.

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arcachon
Mar 27, 2017 4:57 pm
wildvio
wildvio
27 March

New Dimension Homes - Custom SeaBreeze

New Dimension Homes - Custom SeaBreeze
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Just wondering if you remember what colour your red splashback is?

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wildvio
Mar 27, 2017 2:57 pm
soura
soura
27 March

Dale Alcock archer build - Slab laid

Dale Alcock archer build - Slab laid
WA
1, 2

Your design looks so lovely! especially loved the master bedroom and the kitchen! Congratulations on the slab :)

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soura
Mar 27, 2017 1:40 pm
soura
Mtfranklin
Mtfranklin
27 March

Elara Marsden Park

Elara Marsden Park
NSW

Depends on the size of the land. For a 350sqm block it's 60% (210sqm) for a single storey that doesn't include alfresco and porch.

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Mtfranklin
Mar 27, 2017 1:38 pm
kayleenb
kayleenb
27 March

Allerton

Allerton
QLD

Still a few changes to make to the floor plan and kitchen elevation but pretty happy with them so far!

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kayleenb
Mar 27, 2017 11:46 am
rsanand
rsanand
27 March

Near Sandown RaceCourse

Near Sandown RaceCourse
VIC

Hi Is any one living near Sandown race course, how close are you to the place and how loud is the Noise inside the House, did you have to do something to reduce the…

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rsanand
Mar 27, 2017 10:02 am
firstone
firstone
27 March

Key factors that increase equity in home

Key factors that increase equity in home
NSW

Hi all, I am building my new home and would like to know if there any factors that increase equity in home that I need to consider at design phase Like is building a…

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firstone
Mar 27, 2017 6:45 am
Chappelle
Chappelle
27 March

Lancaster Complete, HGWA - Butler, WA

Lancaster Complete, HGWA - Butler, WA
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Those pavers came good, after a few hot days they all became an even colour, turns out they were just a wetter batch after all.

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Chappelle
Mar 27, 2017 1:30 am

Hi all, looking for your opinions on our alfresco paving - we are building with hgwa - when our paving was completed I thought these marks were just water but it's been…

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hevmal
Mar 26, 2017 11:05 pm
Jazzie9
Jazzie9
27 March

Metricon Adelaide Athelstone

Metricon Adelaide Athelstone
SA

Congrats on you new build. I fell in love with the Botanical 32 at Springlake Estate, Mt Barker. Look forward to watching your build.

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Jazzie9
Mar 26, 2017 11:03 pm
algernon
algernon
26 March

House Valuation

House Valuation
NSW

Yep, the bank has already done it's valuation risk assessment off the plans. The final valuation is mostly just for them to check that what's actually been built matches…

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algernon
Mar 26, 2017 10:10 pm
Parkboy
Parkboy
26 March

Building with Everyday Homes Ltd in Sydney

Building with Everyday Homes Ltd in Sydney
NSW

Hi, i m working with Everyday Homes at Edmonson Park. It is in an initial stage now, dont know how will it go, any suggestions based on ur experience?

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Parkboy
Mar 26, 2017 9:19 pm

Hi, First post but have been a silent reader for a long while. We are in the process of building a new house and the timber frame was put up in Feb in Sydney. Then March…

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Chris_pr
Mar 26, 2017 4:39 pm
etcha
etcha
26 March

Draftsman/Building designer recommendations Sydney

Draftsman/Building designer recommendations Sydney
NSW

Hi everyone, Planning on doing a knockdown rebuild and need Draftsman/building designer to get the ball rolling. Been looking at a few display homes so we have a rough…

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etcha
Mar 26, 2017 3:50 pm

Flexible builders

Flexible builders
QLD

Check out New Urban Homes in Newstead. They're a very good builder I've heard. They will be able to accomodate.

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t.h.e.Designer
Mar 26, 2017 1:44 pm
t.h.e.Designer
Tribe7
Tribe7
26 March

New Build - problems with vinyl floor planks

New Build - problems with vinyl floor planks
QLD

Holy cow amandle that's not acceptable. Give the QBCC a call, they have a 24 hour phone line to help people with issues just like yours. They also have building inspectors…

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Tribe7
Mar 26, 2017 11:11 am
Tribe7
Craigm
Craigm
26 March

Clydevale, Clyde North VIC

Clydevale, Clyde North VIC
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi There, we booked the land in stage 19. We are not in hurry to build the house. Is anyone here in stage 19? any more updates for stage 19? thank you.

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Craigm
Mar 26, 2017 10:28 am

Affordable living complaint

Affordable living complaint

Hi Anthonyrubb Unfortunately, Some salesman prey on first home buyers.. Maywil they don't have the luxury of having your own plans and getting other builders to…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 26, 2017 10:11 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Bergman58
Bergman58
26 March

Fairhaven Homes Clovelly 248 in Melbourne North

Fairhaven Homes Clovelly 248 in Melbourne North
VIC

I'm building the queenscliff in Riverwalk in werribee. I personally looked at every display house they had and got the upgrade lists from each of the queenscliff displays.…

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Bergman58
Mar 26, 2017 9:31 am
Bergman58
KushD
KushD
25 March

Timber Floor board upstairs?

Timber Floor board upstairs?
VIC

Resurrection of an old thread :) I'm getting closer to my tender appointment and I'm having the same problem of choice YoungStar had at that stage. My son is an asthmatic…

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KushD
Mar 25, 2017 10:12 pm
Spotme
Spotme
25 March

Urban Fringe Praline Bricks

Urban Fringe Praline Bricks
NSW

ally there were a couple of addresses that Austral gave us; one was very far away, the other one was a completely different brick and hubby just reminded me there was a…

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Spotme
Mar 25, 2017 9:45 pm
vuster
vuster
25 March

My Doulton 56 Classique - Metricon Melbourne

My Doulton 56 Classique - Metricon Melbourne
VIC
1, 2

Hal pulled the pin on m dulie. She's signed with a smaller builder.

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vuster
Mar 25, 2017 8:34 pm
vuster

Austral brick- Grecian Gold

Austral brick- Grecian Gold

Just found heaps for Silver- now to find Grecian Gold! :)

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JacintaLouise
Mar 25, 2017 8:28 pm

bricks and roof tiles

bricks and roof tiles

Yes, with Austral. We had a colour consultation today and took in a photo of a brick that we liked. She was most helpful and show us a brick that she thought was like our…

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JacintaLouise
Mar 25, 2017 7:17 pm
Ezza78
Ezza78
25 March

Laminate bench tops for bathrooms

Laminate bench tops for bathrooms
VIC

Great idea but I'm in Victoria. The only showroom is in Sunshine and I'm in Chelsea so way to far to travel with kids. But have found somewhere local, cabinet maker, with…

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Ezza78
Mar 25, 2017 5:17 pm


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