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Custom build on 40 acres - DH's house warming present

Custom build on 40 acres - DH's house warming present
NSW
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Been a bit behind catching up on your thread love the bath addition

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Bigblock7
May 03, 2017 1:32 pm
Bigblock7

Is 1:2 Building:House ratio area too small?

Is 1:2 Building:House ratio area too small?
NSW

Thanks :) Do you want a yard/garden? No Swimming pool? No What are your requirements for the house? How many bedrooms? Living area arrangements? 4bedrooms, more living…

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thehuntbegins
May 03, 2017 11:56 am

First Home with New Generation

First Home with New Generation
WA

Cool. Thanks for that great idea. Will definitely consider it and will ask how much will it cost.

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JayCee24
May 03, 2017 11:13 am
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jhiace
May 02, 2017 11:35 pm

H3nl3y KDR Mont3r3y belle q2 - post handover work

H3nl3y KDR Mont3r3y belle q2 - post handover work
VIC
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Looks good Jess. How did you go with the new paint colour inside?

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Saint Girl
May 02, 2017 10:40 pm
Saint Girl

IP : Box Hills, Cudgegong Road or ? : 850k budget - where?

IP : Box Hills, Cudgegong Road or ? : 850k budget - where?
NSW

Hello Everyone. Thanks for this great forum, I would like to get some inputs from you guys. Any thoughts of investing ~850k in in Box Hills or Cudgegong Road or…

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thehuntbegins
May 02, 2017 10:16 pm

Plumbing and electrical done. So much dirt from the trenching.…

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keepitreal
May 02, 2017 7:56 pm
hnag
hnag
2 May

MrsT12s AM530 - Done!

MrsT12s AM530 - Done!
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hi Mrs T we would love to see the pics of the eclipse facade too as we are building teh amalfi and looking at the facde options. Thanks

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hnag
May 02, 2017 5:43 pm

D&C Homes (SA) anyone building or built with them

D&C Homes (SA) anyone building or built with them
SA

I'm building with D&C.. Don't do it nothing but problems .. Initial customer service was great but I've had nothing but dramas with the finished product,, I'm still…

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Vickster
May 02, 2017 4:42 pm
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sakmax
May 02, 2017 3:59 pm

Haha nice. Yes we also brought in stage 2 but have friends wanting stage 3 and we got told in January they wouldn't be available for release/ put holdings on until end of…

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blissjohnson2
May 01, 2017 9:40 pm

The McDonald Jones TULLOCH 31 - North Kellyville

The McDonald Jones TULLOCH 31 - North Kellyville
NSW

Thanks guys we have 15m for $3150 ? three sides are fenced with paling fences

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seaside retreat
May 01, 2017 9:11 pm
Camsta
Camsta
1 May

Need help - facade ideas

Need help - facade ideas
QLD

Angled Windows following the pitch of the roof above the front doors of the balcony, also try and mix up the cladding maybe running some vertical as well as…

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Camsta
May 01, 2017 8:54 pm

Henley main event flooring promotion

Henley main event flooring promotion
VIC

We are building the emperor 41 and got color bond roof

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newhome1
May 01, 2017 7:22 pm
ads87
ads87
1 May

Building on odd shape block

Building on odd shape block

Yeah our block is the same, get wider the more pushed back. Our frontage was under 12, but still got a 12.5 house on it :)

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ads87
May 01, 2017 3:01 pm
ads87

Boutique homes

Boutique homes
VIC

Lovely blog! Wish this was around before I signed my PWC back in Dec15

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newbietobuilding
May 01, 2017 2:39 pm

Mystique Wollert

Mystique Wollert
VIC

Hi Ricky_3! Yay! finally someone who bought a land in the same estate as us :D Congratulation on you pre-sale purchase! you are indeed very lucky :) We are currently…

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mywollert
May 01, 2017 9:50 am

Down the rabbit hole - another RedInk build

Down the rabbit hole - another RedInk build
WA

I will send you a message - I am about to lave for work so will do this later tonight. I totally get the travel, we had found some lovely blocks out near Brigadoon but…

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scrapbizz
May 01, 2017 9:49 am
scrapbizz

Building with Orion

Building with Orion
VIC

Who is building house with Orion ???

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amitchoudhary
May 01, 2017 3:34 am
RhondaMc
RhondaMc
30 April

Hotondo Homes - anybody else using them or considering?

Hotondo Homes - anybody else using them or considering?

We are currently in the planning stages. So far so good, very transparent.

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RhondaMc
May 01, 2017 12:23 am
daddy24
daddy24
30 April

Masterton or Clarendon?

Masterton or Clarendon?
NSW

We went with M and the end result is great, we have our dream home but....we currently have a plumbing issue which was obviously ignored during building. And now, we're…

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daddy24
Apr 30, 2017 9:25 pm
Nuri
Nuri
30 April

At contract stage, need help

At contract stage, need help
1, 2

Yeah I was pretty baffled to be honest. I was more annoyed at the fact that they wouldn't really give me a reason for doing so, they just kept dodging the question and…

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Nuri
Apr 30, 2017 8:19 pm
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elliep
Apr 30, 2017 4:34 pm

Hello Everyone, Good news. The plumber finally showed up and replaced the pvc pipe to a galvanized one. Woo hoo. Only thing is that it's lower than the street....WTH. The…

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daddy24
Apr 30, 2017 4:17 pm
dillongl
dillongl
30 April

Building a Sekisui house Now Holmesville

Building a Sekisui house Now Holmesville
NSW
1 ... 52, 53, 54

Hi Mim, just wondered if you are happy with the timber look tiles? We are waiting to start our build and have chosen a very similar tile throughout our house but havent…

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dillongl
Apr 30, 2017 2:45 pm
dillongl
Rheezy
Rheezy
30 April

Metricon window height - quick help

Metricon window height - quick help
VIC

We upgraded to bigger bigger doors and also decided to make the windows bigger to match! Hoping it will look good.

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Rheezy
Apr 30, 2017 2:40 pm
ZoePerth
ZoePerth
30 April

Building Inspectors - Perth NOR

Building Inspectors - Perth NOR
WA

It's all on their website, can't remember how much and depends if you do all the stages or just some :)

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ZoePerth
Apr 30, 2017 12:05 pm
Ratnesh
Ratnesh
30 April

NBN - should we be adding to a new build?

NBN - should we be adding to a new build?
VIC

Hi all, Does anyone done security cameras cabling and home theatre cabling during build of house any estimate for doing that? Thanks

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Ratnesh
Apr 30, 2017 10:37 am
Doulton777
Doulton777
29 April

Share your building inspection reports/experiences

Share your building inspection reports/experiences
VIC

Going to be watching this thread. We have started building yet. But I'm interested to see how people go with their private inspector. Good idea to…

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Doulton777
Apr 29, 2017 10:35 pm
Doulton777

Home - Shipping container home or normal house?

Home - Shipping container home or normal house?
NSW

A friend of mine just finished an elaborate multi-level container home in the Gold Coast hinterland. Looks fabulous!

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 29, 2017 9:47 pm
1960sModernistHome

Building with Valeco Homes

Building with Valeco Homes
QLD

Hi. I did end up building with valeco. About 2 weeks from moving in. We had a few problems with our build but it happens with every build its hard to be patient but it…

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roosterman1984
Apr 29, 2017 6:59 pm
Gravy
Gravy
29 April

What builders have fixed price site costs?

What builders have fixed price site costs?
NSW

They ended up about a grand cheaper than us, identical blocks and theirs has a slightly bigger fall from front to back. We had a nice big vein of rock running diagonal…

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Gravy
Apr 29, 2017 6:34 pm
Gravy
tdk14
tdk14
29 April

Impressions Build @ Ocean Road Estate

Impressions Build @ Ocean Road Estate
WA

How's it going harper? Love how your selections have turned out :) Are you all moved in yet?

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tdk14
Apr 29, 2017 5:47 pm
tdk14

Deposits with Clarendon Homes

Deposits with Clarendon Homes

If the land isn't registered yet, is it part of a larger new estate? If so, they'll need to arrange estate building works (building roads, installing street lights, etc)…

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Phoenix-ribber
Apr 29, 2017 4:59 pm
joamoa
joamoa
28 April

KDR With Rawson Homes - Balmoral 34 Mk1 - Majestic Facade

KDR With Rawson Homes - Balmoral 34 Mk1 - Majestic Facade
NSW
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We can only recommend our fencer but not our landscaper! Send me the fencers details please! I have called two of them And neither has responded!

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joamoa
Apr 28, 2017 11:35 pm

Roofing

Roofing

Hi friends, It is one of my greatest wish to build a house facing the beach. I was in search of a good place to build the house. Recently, I bought a property next to the…

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Christianwelch
Apr 28, 2017 10:13 pm
carzone
carzone
28 April

Building new home. Bricking looks wrong?

Building new home. Bricking looks wrong?

Some of those joints are referred to as zipper joints where the bricks are cut to allow a window, granted not the most desirable outcome aesthetically but reastically a…

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carzone
Apr 28, 2017 6:14 pm
Gravy
Gravy
28 April

Cost of Raingarden- HELP!

Cost of Raingarden- HELP!
VIC

OMG I would of had a stroke if the builder gave me a 33k variation. Would they allow you to get independent quotes from other contractors?

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Gravy
Apr 28, 2017 4:59 pm
Gravy
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zelda5
Apr 28, 2017 12:45 pm
TashPaul
TashPaul
28 April

cloverlea retaining walls

cloverlea retaining walls
VIC

Hi, we are in Cloverlea, stage 2, but didn't have ret walls done by the estate, we have done ours ourselves. Maybe go and knock on the doors of some of the houses where…

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TashPaul
Apr 28, 2017 10:31 am
TashPaul
televisi
televisi
28 April

Gutter installer - what to look for

Gutter installer - what to look for
VIC

Thanks for this, will definitely try this :)

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televisi
Apr 28, 2017 10:23 am

Who is Building with Orion Homes

Who is Building with Orion Homes
VIC

Hi there, i am planing to go ahead with Orion homes. Please share your experience with them. Thanks

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amitchoudhary
Apr 28, 2017 9:31 am
santosh22us
santosh22us
27 April

The surrounds(Helensvale) Gold Coast

The surrounds(Helensvale) Gold Coast
QLD

Thought to start a thread for all of us building in the surrounds. Please contribute Thanks

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santosh22us
Apr 27, 2017 7:50 pm
nickcampbel
nickcampbel
27 April

Please recommend good builders NOR

Please recommend good builders NOR
WA

We have used MyHomesWA for our first home. I was referred by one of my friend whose sister use to work there. I have heard that now they offer time bound construction…

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nickcampbel
Apr 27, 2017 6:45 pm
vandy
vandy
27 April

Recommendations for Private Building inspector for PCI

Recommendations for Private Building inspector for PCI
NSW

Hi @bella Can you tell us if private inspector needs house plans variations list and electrical lan to check? Does he check every tap, power points, switches etc?

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vandy
Apr 27, 2017 4:56 pm
Scott2233
Scott2233
27 April

Sovereign by Metricon

Sovereign by Metricon
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Not really , but what can I do .........

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Scott2233
Apr 27, 2017 3:51 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
26 April

Mismatch between house plan and kitchen plan

Mismatch between house plan and kitchen plan
NSW

I have a similar issue in the kitchen. I changed a section of bench to be 1500mm long instead of 1200mm, and I asked for the kitchen window to be extended to suit.. The…

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aloenyx
Apr 26, 2017 6:58 pm
aloenyx
aaron_online
aaron_online
26 April

Oran Park - 10f 10g release - rego done - next steps..

Oran Park - 10f 10g release - rego done - next steps..
NSW
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Hi, Anyone building at mccormick/mccormcack st? I'm confused with the st name because our land contract of sale says Mc Cormick but for some odd reason the correct st…

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aaron_online
Apr 26, 2017 6:01 pm


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