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Holly72
Holly72
2 January

Midland needed finding Midland silverbirch brick inspiration

Midland needed finding Midland silverbirch brick inspiration

Hi all, we are building in the south west of WA. We have decided to go against the current trend of rendered frontage and are looking at using silverbirch over the more…

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Holly72
Jan 02, 2021 9:05 am
sociangal
sociangal
1 January

Cash or better kitchen appliances for new build

Cash or better kitchen appliances for new build

If it’s me I’ll pick the cash only because I prefer choosing my own upgrades and brands. I don’t mind not having a very fancy appliances when I can choose a decent…

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sociangal
Jan 01, 2021 5:01 pm
LandAndHome
LandAndHome
1 January

Garage - parking and storage question dilemma

Garage - parking and storage question dilemma
WA
1, 2

Yes, I asked about what are two biggest cars one could fit into a garage. Does it mean that you recommend for the shelves to start from the bottom, and go all the way to…

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LandAndHome
Jan 01, 2021 12:36 am
Cupcake2021
Cupcake2021
31 December 2020

Haymes White on White Wall Paint Hamptons?

Haymes White on White Wall Paint Hamptons?

We were in a rush to complete our colour selection. I showed a cool white cabinet sample to our colour consultant, who selected Haymes White on White for our walls. I…

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Cupcake2021
Dec 31, 2020 11:02 pm
V002
V002
31 December 2020

Homebuilder Grant Scheme - Shocking outcome!!

Homebuilder Grant Scheme - Shocking outcome!!
1, 2

I would contact your State Treasury and ask for clarification. Unfortunately at this time of year that could be difficult.

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V002
Dec 31, 2020 6:26 pm
rktman
rktman
31 December 2020

Romeo homes, rawdon hill homes, premier builders group

Romeo homes, rawdon hill homes, premier builders group

Hi 1234567 In a way I guess it is okay for you with your developing circumstances despite having to fix further. I hope they won't get away without completing the job. I…

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rktman
Dec 31, 2020 11:37 am
rktman
aamer
aamer
31 December 2020

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - We are in!!!

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - We are in!!!
VIC
1 ... 38, 39, 40

Hi Dani Congratulations on your beautiful home, it's awesome. I have gone through your thread as we have started building our dream home and I am looking for inspirations…

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aamer
Dec 31, 2020 10:51 am
CD12JD
CD12JD
31 December 2020

Coral Homes DayDream 28 Build

Coral Homes DayDream 28 Build
NSW

ps if you are over in greenbridge east you will more then likely only need an m class slab so there is a bit of a saving there

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CD12JD
Dec 31, 2020 5:17 am
CD12JD
kambo1987
kambo1987
31 December 2020

Perth based builders

Perth based builders

No I agreed to it I wasn't comfortable he was going to do a good enough job. We chose to walk away as the potential stress and heartache throughout the build would not be…

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kambo1987
Dec 31, 2020 12:19 am
BanjoDan
BanjoDan
30 December 2020

Austral red brick inspiration

Austral red brick inspiration
QLD

Haven’t built yet so can’t help with pics but we decided to go Austral Access Ruby with Pale Eucalypt roof. We are building in outskirts of Melbourne. Quite a few…

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BanjoDan
Dec 30, 2020 12:20 pm
murtaza.sh
murtaza.sh
30 December 2020

Concreter Suggestions needed (Building in Berwick, SE VIC)

Concreter Suggestions needed (Building in Berwick, SE VIC)
VIC

Please suggest some honest/reasonable concreter with good experience who do reliable work. We need to do exposed aggregate for driveway and porch, concrete pathways on…

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murtaza.sh
Dec 30, 2020 11:48 am
murtaza.sh
murtaza.sh
murtaza.sh
30 December 2020

Lighting Shop Suggestions Needed

Lighting Shop Suggestions Needed
VIC

Our first home is currently being built at the moment and we are looking to buy Pendant, Island & Chandlelier lighting to get installed by our builder's electrician. We…

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murtaza.sh
Dec 30, 2020 11:28 am
murtaza.sh
wykdy
wykdy
30 December 2020

Building on a land which slopes towards the house

Building on a land which slopes towards the house
NSW

we were told the house can be built 8 meters away from the street. It would be starting from about 1 feet lower than street level from there.

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688
wykdy
Dec 30, 2020 11:14 am
donaldlj
donaldlj
30 December 2020

Pre Deposit Construction Contract

Pre Deposit Construction Contract

Hi Doozer1995. I didn't receive any PM in my inbox if you sent something. If you could send it again it would be appreciated Thanks Donald

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donaldlj
Dec 30, 2020 9:13 am
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Doozer1905
Dec 29, 2020 11:06 pm
katvoj
katvoj
29 December 2020

Building in Province Doreen, Vic

Building in Province Doreen, Vic

Went to see the development last week and seems like it’s travelling along nicely, was told feb/March. I was also checking them out but most likely going with Aston, …

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katvoj
Dec 29, 2020 8:27 pm
Ardo
Ardo
29 December 2020

Is Anyone Building with Integrity New Homes

Is Anyone Building with Integrity New Homes
NSW

Why didn't I find this tread 18 months ago

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Ardo
Dec 29, 2020 7:26 pm
Rankor
Rankor
29 December 2020

No plumbing in slab

No plumbing in slab

I say this is an absolute horrible idea, can you raise the ceiling height too as a raised floor will make this feel like a very enclosed room. And as with the drainage,…

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Rankor
Dec 29, 2020 6:00 pm
gogo65
gogo65
29 December 2020

Can some clever tiler please tell me how many tiles I need?

Can some clever tiler please tell me how many tiles I need?

I know with my recent build, they were a bit short for the alfresco splashback, the tiler, said he will try and use the offcuts, however he couldn’t guarantee it, you…

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gogo65
Dec 29, 2020 4:27 pm
gogo65
gogo65
gogo65
29 December 2020

Builder

Builder

I assume you mean 50squares total? Not 50sqm? So 50 squares is 464sqm. I think $13000/sq or sqm is very tight, would be very basic fittings etc..

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gogo65
Dec 29, 2020 4:24 pm
gogo65
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
29 December 2020

Mounting height - TV Nogging & Power

Mounting height - TV Nogging & Power
VIC

Thank you !

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Ozshaz
Dec 29, 2020 3:26 pm
Fore20
Fore20
29 December 2020

Metricon : Roofs and bricks not finished after 5 months

Metricon : Roofs and bricks not finished after 5 months

No. That's really bad. In 3 months with Fowler homes I have Slab, Roof, Bricks and Plumbing rough in all complete.

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Fore20
Dec 29, 2020 11:07 am
Fore20
stonesthrow
stonesthrow
29 December 2020

Concept Plan

Concept Plan

You may have a hefty budget and have already been given a prelim cost so it may not matter, but it looks like quite a pricey (yet great) layout. Decreasing the external…

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stonesthrow
Dec 29, 2020 10:04 am
stonesthrow
stonesthrow
29 December 2020

Raising ceiling height in kitchen dining livingroom advice

Raising ceiling height in kitchen dining livingroom advice
QLD

Ceiling height variety can help create different feels for a house. E.g. lower celings for more intimate spaces (bedrooms, reading rooms) and higher for formal spaces…

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stonesthrow
Dec 29, 2020 9:50 am
wykdy
wykdy
28 December 2020

Building with Allcastle

Building with Allcastle
NSW

Hi Deeralexx, Thanks so much for reply. Have been away for a while so didn't really check the thread. We ended up with proceeding with another builder as we found a better plan.

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wykdy
Dec 28, 2020 8:46 pm
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bm210192
Dec 28, 2020 4:45 pm
De2mac
De2mac
28 December 2020

Carter Grange Build

Carter Grange Build

Anyone built a custom home with Carter Grange recently? Interested in thoughts and feedback. We built our first home with a private builder and had a great experience. …

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De2mac
Dec 28, 2020 9:56 am
Mushave
Mushave
28 December 2020

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 18: Flooring, Carpet....)

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 18: Flooring, Carpet....)
QLD
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Very nice style I see here! I got from your photos a lot of great ideas for renovating my house! I like the combination of between colors you used for your furniture!…

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Mushave
Dec 28, 2020 2:30 am
ddarroch
ddarroch
27 December 2020

Corner block

Corner block

The one main advantage of corner blocks on the southern side of the road is that they have great access to northern light. As they will not be overshadowed by northern…

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ddarroch
Dec 27, 2020 10:23 pm
Rhetti
Rhetti
27 December 2020

Clarendon Fairmont 35, hamptons facade

Clarendon Fairmont 35, hamptons facade
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Clarendon do promos all the time so there will be something come up. Call Trevor at the Pallara estate and he will let you know what's coming. Good luck with the build…

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Rhetti
Dec 27, 2020 10:14 pm
Rhetti
donaldlj
donaldlj
27 December 2020

Domestic Builders Insurance

Domestic Builders Insurance

Hi. 2 questions for any builders our Building Surveyors out there 1. Is the Domestic Building Insurance needed to be obtained before the building permit can be issued? 2.…

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donaldlj
Dec 27, 2020 8:25 pm

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Danny575
Dec 27, 2020 4:26 pm
asem
asem
27 December 2020

Building with Kaplan

Building with Kaplan

Season greetings folks! Just wanna know if anyone here has built is, currently building or will be building with Kaplan? Keen to hear your pre/during/post construction…

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asem
Dec 27, 2020 2:01 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
27 December 2020

Garage at back of house

Garage at back of house

What is the orientation of the block? It's a very good idea to face the living areas (& a large proportion of the glazing) to the north. Minimising western (& to some…

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ddarroch
Dec 27, 2020 10:44 am
Rhetti
Rhetti
27 December 2020

Building with Clarendon in Brisbane

Building with Clarendon in Brisbane

Fairmont 35 was 450k including demolition of the old house, landscaping, fencing, 8x4m pool and upgrades.

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Rhetti
Dec 27, 2020 7:52 am
Rhetti
chrisgiles28
chrisgiles28
26 December 2020

Ceiling Height

Ceiling Height

Thank you

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chrisgiles28
Dec 26, 2020 11:39 pm
Ronl
Ronl
26 December 2020

Boutique Homes in Ballarat

Boutique Homes in Ballarat
VIC

Hi, I don’t know if this is still relevant, but we’ve built in Geelong with Burbank and were quite happy with them. My son is building with Symmons (build starting in…

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Ronl
Dec 26, 2020 8:20 pm
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chrisgiles28
Dec 26, 2020 6:14 pm
jezzarose
jezzarose
26 December 2020

External Colour help

External Colour help
SA

Building a new house we really love, we have chosen our bricks as below, but are having trouble trying to work out the rest of the colours. Would love some suggestions for…

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jezzarose
Dec 26, 2020 5:22 pm
Hillsbuilds
Hillsbuilds
26 December 2020

KDR in Bella Vista - Hills Shire DA experience &

KDR in Bella Vista - Hills Shire DA experience &

Lol, hope you start a thread documenting your build then, I would love to follow! We didn’t really have any issue with our GF design. It pretty much satisfied all the…

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Hillsbuilds
Dec 26, 2020 12:19 pm

We are now at Full brick, Roof and Render and Plumbing rough in now complete! Just in time for the Xmas break

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Fore20
Dec 25, 2020 11:25 am
Fore20
Ahlam01
Ahlam01
25 December 2020

anyone built with lucas morris or boutique homes?

anyone built with lucas morris or boutique homes?
VIC

MrT do you mind sharing pics of how your home sits on your land and what exactly the slab was referred to when they laid it? We are discussing with boutique homes a…

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Ahlam01
Dec 25, 2020 8:26 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
24 December 2020

Understanding the step by step process of a build

Understanding the step by step process of a build

The contract is dependent on the construction and engineering drawings firm everything up before you sign or you will have loose ends If your architect/designer has used…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 24, 2020 11:02 am
StructuralBIMGuy
mausam80
mausam80
24 December 2020

Concept Plan

Concept Plan

Really good plan - two things to note, the WC near kids - make sure it has a basin, even a small one. Secondly, the access space between the barstools, dining chairs need…

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mausam80
Dec 24, 2020 10:30 am
Anky_31
Anky_31
24 December 2020

Stay AWAY from MANKO homes

Stay AWAY from MANKO homes

There is south Asian builders fooling people into inclusion trap and they are one of them, bad quality material, poor workmanship, poor communication, and greed of more…

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Anky_31
Dec 24, 2020 10:19 am
Anky_31
Anky_31
24 December 2020

Custom Builder: MANKO homes and KUBER homes

Custom Builder: MANKO homes and KUBER homes
NSW

Sudars Manko is Crap, and people don't realise they are paying a fortune for a poor quality material. Build it and you will know about it.

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Anky_31
Dec 24, 2020 10:14 am
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Waldorf_Grange_Build
24 December 2020

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis
VIC
1 ... 38, 39, 40

I recently purchased a window cleaning robot - the Hobot 298 and have done a bit of a write up on the pros and cons here https://waldorfgrangebuild.wordpress.co ... ot-review/

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Dec 24, 2020 7:22 am
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Jen023
Jen023
24 December 2020

House and Land Package - Using a realtor

House and Land Package - Using a realtor

Hi all. Brand new first home buyer here. We were all set to build with Eden brae homes - but she sales lady made a mistake with the land registration - and it won't be…

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Jen023
Dec 24, 2020 7:19 am
Vetmusic
Vetmusic
23 December 2020

Hampshire 45

Hampshire 45

Thank you so much!!!! (We have lots to learn)

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Vetmusic
Dec 23, 2020 2:43 pm

Hi, Agree with all mentioned but in addition probably worth double-checking with Mimosa that the clause isn't just a standard condition and would be warrented. Maybe ask…

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worldofmud
Dec 23, 2020 1:34 pm

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