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Mrs_W
Mrs_W
23 October 2017

First build in SE Melbourne

First build in SE Melbourne
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Did our settlement go though? Hope everything is going ok x

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Mrs_W
Oct 23, 2017 9:32 am
Ryan2007
Ryan2007
22 October 2017

Some of our selections

Some of our selections

Oh thanks you hopefully they work well we wanted to contrast the void pendant with the island bench pendants. Void pendant you see as you walk through the front door then…

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Ryan2007
Oct 22, 2017 10:00 am
Ryan2007
Ryan2007
Ryan2007
22 October 2017

Happy with our colour choice starting to look like a house f

Happy with our colour choice starting to look like a house f

Hi the blue colour is dulux isolation and the grey above the entry door is shale grey and the white is surfmist. It's not all finished yet but will put a completed facade…

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Ryan2007
Oct 22, 2017 7:33 am
Ryan2007
shazaw
shazaw
21 October 2017

KDR with Sekisui house

KDR with Sekisui house
NSW
1 ... 38, 39, 40

Hi vivmak, have you finished your deck. Photos please. Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
Oct 21, 2017 12:26 pm
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jessicagauci
Oct 21, 2017 9:15 am
ThomasTheDankEngine
ThomasTheDankEngine
21 October 2017

Building the Octave 4-27 with Eight Homes

Building the Octave 4-27 with Eight Homes
VIC

If anyone has information on upgrading the evaporative cooling unit it would me much appreciated.

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ThomasTheDankEngine
Oct 21, 2017 8:44 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
21 October 2017

Building Bahama 37

Building Bahama 37
NSW

Yes, most certainly it "can" be but whether it will be is a question that no one can answer although Deep Though says 42. Maybe that is 42…

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SaveH2O
Oct 21, 2017 7:43 am
SaveH2O
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AntzR
Oct 20, 2017 11:54 pm
cheyuthie
cheyuthie
20 October 2017

Initial build discussions with Granvue Homes

Initial build discussions with Granvue Homes
VIC

Hi did you build with Granvue homes? Am looking for feedback as well

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cheyuthie
Oct 20, 2017 8:24 pm
dulie
dulie
20 October 2017

Metricon Denver 47 - Handover 2nd June

Metricon Denver 47 - Handover 2nd June
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

It's awesome to hear you're enjoying your new home!

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dulie
Oct 20, 2017 2:49 pm
dulie
IamSAM
IamSAM
20 October 2017

Anyone used/currently building with Practical Building?

Anyone used/currently building with Practical Building?
NSW

Hi, did you go ahead with Practical Building? How was the experience?

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IamSAM
Oct 20, 2017 12:39 pm
IamSAM
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
20 October 2017

Poor Quality Brickwork - Need Advice

Poor Quality Brickwork - Need Advice

mralex34 Thanks for the info but you need to put photos up..Do you know what cement was used,Brand? The report only shows chemical composition it does not deal with…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 20, 2017 11:56 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Malteser
Malteser
20 October 2017

Building Designer recommendation in West Brisbane

Building Designer recommendation in West Brisbane
QLD

Hello everyone, I'm looking to do an extension to our (small) single storey house in west Brisbane. My wife and I have a fair idea of what we're after, and have done…

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Malteser
Oct 20, 2017 7:30 am
Corallake
Corallake
19 October 2017

Coral homes Bahama 37

Coral homes Bahama 37

Makes you question why they charge customers for surveying the block.

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Corallake
Oct 19, 2017 7:35 pm
Corallake
Stroud2512
Stroud2512
19 October 2017

Fairhaven- Closely 248 :)

Fairhaven- Closely 248 :)
VIC

Hey, so sorry I only just seen this and realised it's a few months late! (oops) We did our colour appt at the office in Berwick, it's quite small but there was a lot of…

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Stroud2512
Oct 19, 2017 6:06 pm
kaycee
kaycee
19 October 2017

Jordan Springs East Valuations?

Jordan Springs East Valuations?
NSW

If I were you I would heed Isabella's advice. You won't be paying more than $300 for a valuation. Get the services of the valuers you lender use.

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kaycee
Oct 19, 2017 5:04 pm
Eskay
Eskay
19 October 2017

First Home - Play it safe of stretch the budget?

First Home - Play it safe of stretch the budget?
VIC

Hi I was also in a similar position to you. I moved to Australia early last year, and we were thinking whether to buy or build. Finally we decided to build a Henley…

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Eskay
Oct 19, 2017 4:57 pm
Eskay
Bri1234
Bri1234
19 October 2017

Opinions on down pipe placement please

Opinions on down pipe placement please

You appear to have slotted 115 quad and a 22.5 degree pitch. A quick calculation tells me that you cannot delete the offending downpipe because of the roof areas…

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Bri1234
Oct 19, 2017 4:52 pm
Bri1234
Kas83
Kas83
19 October 2017

Anyone building in NW Sydney (in/around Box Hill?)

Anyone building in NW Sydney (in/around Box Hill?)
NSW

Hello We are also building in Box Hill. Which development did you buy the land from? We are building with Rawson Homes and they have been pretty good so far. The house…

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Kas83
Oct 19, 2017 11:19 am
Kas83
Kas83
19 October 2017

Anyone building in Eden Gardens Box Hill NSW?

Anyone building in Eden Gardens Box Hill NSW?
NSW

Hi All Anyone building in Eden Gardens 75-77 Boundary Road Box Hill NSW? Thanks

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Kas83
Oct 19, 2017 10:58 am
brokenstick
brokenstick
19 October 2017

Ceiling Height cost on 2.4M to 2.7M

Ceiling Height cost on 2.4M to 2.7M
SA

This may be because you are going 2 increments, from 2.2 to 2.5 to 2.74 (they seem to charge for each increment). Our ground we are looking at comes with 2.55 which we…

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brokenstick
Oct 19, 2017 7:50 am
Talkey
Talkey
18 October 2017

How cheap could you do the gardens?

How cheap could you do the gardens?
VIC

Update: I was aiming for 5-8 grand and I'm spending 16 grand. :shock: It was hard to find people to do a quote, letalone the whole place and I needed it done pretty quickly as I…

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Talkey
Oct 18, 2017 2:09 pm
Talkey
dsnewhome
dsnewhome
18 October 2017

Floor plan with a rear balcony

Floor plan with a rear balcony
VIC

Thank you Waldorf_Grange_Build & PVBuild for your inputs! :) Yes I agree with you. Inclination is definitely towards having the leisure at the back. When I had googled…

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dsnewhome
Oct 18, 2017 1:06 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
18 October 2017

Custom build - what's my next step? So many questions!

Custom build - what's my next step? So many questions!
NSW

treedance Welcome to the forum The problem is some salesman on large commissions promise you everything, make mistakes and can't be trusted, etc,etc and what is the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 18, 2017 8:37 am
StructuralBIMGuy
rk72
rk72
17 October 2017

Building first home!

Building first home!
SA

Purchased land this year, hoping to build by the end of 2018. Already picked builder as family are bricklayers, etc. Am just interested in what everyone else's experiences…

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rk72
Oct 17, 2017 7:04 pm
Bigjourney
Bigjourney
17 October 2017

Masterton Homes in Newcastle area – 2017 feedback?

Masterton Homes in Newcastle area – 2017 feedback?
NSW

Any feedback greatly appreciated for anyones experience or knowledge about Masterton in the Maitland / Newcastle area. Floorplans re Harmony and Concerto are perfect for…

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Bigjourney
Oct 17, 2017 6:26 pm
alexp79
alexp79
17 October 2017

Importing Light switches

Importing Light switches
VIC

As a member stated before, If you can fit it in the container you will save alot more money then buying it locally. Had a job from a client that she was making her new…

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alexp79
Oct 17, 2017 5:23 pm
lovisa
lovisa
17 October 2017

Hickinbotham build adelaide

Hickinbotham build adelaide
SA
1, 2

Our soil removal is $750 under quoted amount (for scrape snd trenches ) was told can go up if more soil needs to be removed like for i think site cleanup and paving.

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lovisa
Oct 17, 2017 3:54 pm
ThomasMaloney
ThomasMaloney
17 October 2017

Henry's Build on the Gold Coast

Henry's Build on the Gold Coast
QLD
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Just started following this thread and really love how your home is coming together. But what I love more is how everyone is so supportive and helpful! That bit about your…

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ThomasMaloney
Oct 17, 2017 3:21 pm
ThomasMaloney
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1building
Oct 17, 2017 1:56 pm
Bri1234
Bri1234
17 October 2017

How "clear" does a block have to be ready to build?

How "clear" does a block have to be ready to build?

Thanks for the advice. We went to the block. Mowed what we could and put some more spray on the bits we couldn't mow (they should die off in a few days. Removed any…

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Bri1234
Oct 17, 2017 1:08 pm
Bri1234
deepugjacob
deepugjacob
17 October 2017

Wallpapers. Where could I buy them from?

Wallpapers. Where could I buy them from?
NSW

Apologies arcadelt. I am based at Sydney. Thanks

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deepugjacob
Oct 17, 2017 4:51 am
Yarborough
Yarborough
16 October 2017

Security

Security

That will depend on where you want to build, the slope of the land and what size of house you want to build.

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Yarborough
Oct 16, 2017 6:37 pm
Yarborough
Jennifer M
Jennifer M
16 October 2017

which builders have quickest construction time in Sydney?

which builders have quickest construction time in Sydney?
NSW

Hi Faykis, have you considered Prefabricated building? I have just put the question out if anyone knows of any Sydney based modular builders. The construction time is much…

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Jennifer M
Oct 16, 2017 4:25 pm
building-expert
building-expert
16 October 2017

Home Security

Home Security

https://www.securityperth.com.au

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building-expert
Oct 16, 2017 10:29 am
building-expert
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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Oct 16, 2017 10:22 am
Waldorf_Grange_Build
vincent2166
vincent2166
16 October 2017

[Q] Should there be a slope in the garage floor

[Q] Should there be a slope in the garage floor
NSW

Hi all, I just visited my build site over the weekend and noticed that water was pooling towards the rear of the garage, indicating that it is sloped towards the back. I…

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vincent2166
Oct 16, 2017 8:36 am
GordonTB
GordonTB
15 October 2017

Eaves - 450mm vs 600mm

Eaves - 450mm vs 600mm
VIC
1, 2

We have 1200mm eaves on one lower floor window in Queensland that is approximately 3m in width. We are thinking of reducing them back to 600mm in depth to allow ample room…

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GordonTB
Oct 15, 2017 9:10 pm
George.
George.
15 October 2017

Vastu by Impressions

Vastu by Impressions
WA

We went to see the Vastu Display Home at the Springtime Estate in Haines on Armadale Road last wee.. My wife loved the home straight away. Massive Scullery next to the…

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George.
Oct 15, 2017 4:20 pm
Bergman58
Bergman58
15 October 2017

Building with fair haven at harpley werribee newport 361

Building with fair haven at harpley werribee newport 361
VIC

HI How did your build go? Im building in the Riverwalk estate in Werribee to

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Bergman58
Oct 15, 2017 12:00 pm
Bergman58
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Waldorf_Grange_Build
15 October 2017

What the hell is "Hamptons Style"

What the hell is "Hamptons Style"

We also had restrictions on our front facade windows. We had to remove most of the window bars in the original design for them to approve it in our estate. We plan to…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Oct 15, 2017 11:32 am
Waldorf_Grange_Build
baronx
baronx
14 October 2017

Help.. Front setback on an angled block

Help.. Front setback on an angled block
VIC

Thanks algernon for taking the time explaining it so well. It makes sense why they would use the measurements against the orientation. Our next door neighbor has a 4.4m…

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baronx
Oct 14, 2017 10:21 pm
baronx
leelee116
leelee116
14 October 2017

Our Nolan

Our Nolan
NSW
1 ... 73, 74, 75

Thank you. Nah hubby is awesome. I think I'm the lucky one. Our Nolan http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.p ... 23p1516376

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leelee116
Oct 14, 2017 9:32 pm
gummz
gummz
14 October 2017

Clarendon Denton 24 | Gold Coast

Clarendon Denton 24 | Gold Coast
QLD

Congrats on the start of your journey. I'm also toying with passive solar design. Some things to check out - yourhome.gov.au website. Its a good start - have a try at…

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gummz
Oct 14, 2017 6:38 pm
Madora Dreamer
Madora Dreamer
14 October 2017

Perth - Building Inspections

Perth - Building Inspections
WA

I am using Joshua from Master Building Inspectors. He has been great and was recommended on this forum

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Madora Dreamer
Oct 14, 2017 6:38 pm
Madora Dreamer
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
14 October 2017

I need professional advice regarding a builder retaining wal

I need professional advice regarding a builder retaining wal
QLD

Unfortunately people make mistakes and client wear them, that's how it works, when you move from sketch stage to Engineering & Working drawings. The builder has offered…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 14, 2017 9:21 am
StructuralBIMGuy
rsanand
rsanand
14 October 2017

Building Grenville with Henley

Building Grenville with Henley
VIC

Seriously the wait time with Henley is Horrible. this is before the build. we are regretting the why we chose to build with Henley Henley cuts corners to save…

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rsanand
Oct 14, 2017 7:57 am

Painting started

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sawtelljai
Oct 14, 2017 2:29 am

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