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faykis
faykis
13 May

What can be build on padmount substation easement of 60/60/6

What can be build on padmount substation easement of 60/60/6
NSW

Hi, what building straucture can one build on the second easement of 60/60/60 firerating 2.05m meters from padmount substation? If we want to place garage within that…

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faykis
May 13, 2017 11:43 pm
faykis
tungfai
tungfai
13 May

Metricon Peninsula facade

Metricon Peninsula facade
VIC

Yes you can, just a matter of price.

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tungfai
May 13, 2017 1:17 am
Lorri
Lorri
12 May

What does "site access" mean?

What does "site access" mean?
TAS

Thanks, none of this was explained to us, it all started when they realised the place they thought was the pad was not the place the house was in the site plans, so it…

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Lorri
May 12, 2017 9:59 am
Lorri
spaceboi
spaceboi
12 May

Coral Homes - Casuarina 32

Coral Homes - Casuarina 32
QLD
1, 2, 3

the quote i was given about downlights made it seem like it was only $45 for a 15w flouro downlight with installation... , BUT that is charged if there is an EXISTING…

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spaceboi
May 12, 2017 8:59 am
spaceboi
bashworth
bashworth
11 May

Additional piering

Additional piering
NSW

As the porch seems like it might be part of your slab you will probably still need the foundation down to the appropriate depth. It's not just to protect the sewer, its…

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bashworth
May 11, 2017 11:33 pm
bashworth
vivmak
vivmak
11 May

KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

KDR with Sekisui House: post handover
NSW
1 ... 121, 122, 123

Hello people iam back on now, I had replaced mobile and never installed tapatalk until this week. That is stunning. I am building one on my own with all sorts of dramas…

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vivmak
May 11, 2017 2:52 pm

Edgewater Homes (Henley\Plantation)

Edgewater Homes (Henley\Plantation)
NSW

We had them built our home in Edmondson Park. The customer service and the construction manager are reliable and fast. So far we don't have any major issue with the house.

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ailensnelp
May 11, 2017 10:12 am

I think the brick laying process is complete now, so now you should concentrate on plastering. Konnstruct team provides top quality Plastering and Painting service at…

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bashworth
May 10, 2017 11:20 pm
bashworth
algernon
algernon
10 May

Building inspector(s) in the ACT?

Building inspector(s) in the ACT?
ACT

Does anyone have any recommendations (or otherwise) or experience with any new home construction building inspectors in Canberra? Looking for multiple stage inspections,…

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algernon
May 10, 2017 10:16 pm
algernon
algernon
10 May

Custom/special conditions in building contracts?

Custom/special conditions in building contracts?
ACT

I've got a copy of the ACT MBA standard contract, which is used by our currently preferred builder (a custom builder). This is the first time that I've built, but as…

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algernon
May 10, 2017 10:13 pm
Gravy
Gravy
10 May

Laminate vs Tiles, pros and cons

Laminate vs Tiles, pros and cons
NSW

In our build we're using tiles downstairs and laminate upstairs. I would of ideally used laminate downstairs as well but I am an avid fishkeeper and if something goes…

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Gravy
May 10, 2017 8:10 pm
Gravy
Mrsxtro01
Mrsxtro01
10 May

Prestart allowance

Prestart allowance

A prestart allowance is a specified amount you write into your contract that is for you to spend at prestart on upgrades. It is included in your contracted quote so your…

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Mrsxtro01
May 10, 2017 5:36 pm

Crystal - Dennis Family Homes

Crystal - Dennis Family Homes
VIC

Anyone building the Crystal with Dennis Family Homes?

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Humphrey29
May 10, 2017 3:51 pm
klea
klea
10 May

Choosing between BOLD, CORAL HOMES AND CMA

Choosing between BOLD, CORAL HOMES AND CMA
QLD

I would second comments about Coral. Really fast in SE Qld particularly on northside of Brissie. Have heard good things about Bold too. Did you pick one?

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klea
May 10, 2017 2:18 pm
lp77
lp77
10 May

Plantation/Henley house facades

Plantation/Henley house facades
QLD

Did u end up building with plantation? If so what a nightmare from award winning builder..

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lp77
May 10, 2017 12:41 pm
lp77
lp77
10 May

Building/council plans

Building/council plans
QLD

Aww Tmaria what a nightmare. Where in qld ru? Who ru building with? We're down Gold Coast I'm also from UK and some of the practices here ... No words. But we got an…

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lp77
May 10, 2017 12:38 pm

Coral Homes - Noosa 29 (Modified) - Help with pergola design

Coral Homes - Noosa 29 (Modified) - Help with pergola design
QLD
1 ... 28, 29, 30

Knotwood would be lovely! We're just going with Monument powder coating to match the gutters. We already have a lot of Merbau colour in the backyard with the deck and…

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manderinne
May 10, 2017 8:32 am
manderinne

Any one else building in Success?

Any one else building in Success?
WA

We just started building in Success. Anyone else? Share your houseplans!

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Katalyst
May 09, 2017 10:12 pm

Simonds Express Westbury Build

Simonds Express Westbury Build
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

How is your new home going ? We have been in our Westbury for 3 months now ! Front yard is done now working on the backyard - do u have any updated photos ?

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skinders78
May 09, 2017 8:58 pm
skinders78
sara_87
sara_87
9 May

Trend Connection Builder

Trend Connection Builder
NSW

Hey guys, I built with them back in 2014 and again end of last year. They're great with communication which was a massive thing for me as my friends that have built with…

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sara_87
May 09, 2017 3:10 pm

WHAT IS YOUR FRUSTRATION?

WHAT IS YOUR FRUSTRATION?

fair comparison of all builders before selecting them, there's so much confusion with inclusions and what not. There should be a standard way to compare each of the…

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jpmontoya
May 09, 2017 12:03 pm
jpmontoya
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cat_dunc
May 08, 2017 9:50 pm
cat_dunc

Good Custom builders around Sydney Western

Good Custom builders around Sydney Western
NSW

Hello, Looking for good custom builders around Sydney West area. Trying to build a house in a corner plot and none of the project builders can help. Please help me if you…

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arunparambath
May 08, 2017 7:27 pm
Ab8884
Ab8884
8 May

Buying Land + Eden Brae Build

Buying Land + Eden Brae Build
NSW

My husband and i just signed a contract back in December in Leppington with Eden Brae. Its all very confusing as we are first home buyers too. Our land registered end of…

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Ab8884
May 08, 2017 4:34 pm
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Yara
May 08, 2017 3:30 pm

We chose wallaby and I love it so far (Still building). We will also be having surfmist garage door, fascia and window frames.

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Cassie.f90
May 08, 2017 3:15 pm

Building Washington 32 with Wisdom

Building Washington 32 with Wisdom
NSW

Hi I was going through the thread. I am a looking to build my home with Wisdom. I will most likely go with the Washington 32 design. How was your experience with Wisdom…

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homealone
May 08, 2017 12:13 pm

Finishing things

Finishing things
NSW

Thanks for the all the advise. I'm hoping this will be fixed before walk-through tomorrow. Haven't hired private inspection

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vinraj81
May 08, 2017 8:32 am
quinny
quinny
8 May

Building over Dam, pond??

Building over Dam, pond??
NSW

Hi. Did you end up buying the vaccant land over a dam ? If you did how was the constrivtion cost for the slab (site cost)? I am about to put down deposit for a block…

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quinny
May 08, 2017 7:51 am

Bulkhead in Bathroom! Surprise! Not happy

Bulkhead in Bathroom! Surprise! Not happy
NSW

The bulkhead in the bedroom will be lovely with a bed head underneath, but I would not be happy with it in the bathroom at all. Will they be able to fix it for you?…

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Bridgetwitch
May 07, 2017 10:43 pm
Bridgetwitch

HGWA Prestart

HGWA Prestart
WA

Hi all. Got prestart with HGWA on Tuesday! Super excited to finally be locking in all details. Wondering on a few prestart prices though. Hopefully someone will be able to…

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Mrsxtro01
May 07, 2017 10:39 pm

Building driveway over sewer manhole

Building driveway over sewer manhole
NSW

You need to contact Sydney water to check what they would charge to adjust the manhole level to the driveway level. Once that's done there shouldn't be any extra cost.

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bashworth
May 07, 2017 8:33 pm
bashworth

We have a start date!

We have a start date!

How exciting!!! Must be surreal almost What are you building and where? Following along GJ Gardner Modified Coolum 277

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charlibear
May 07, 2017 7:29 pm
charlibear
b4tm4n
b4tm4n
7 May

Anyone have experience with Go Homes in WA?

Anyone have experience with Go Homes in WA?
WA

I can't seem to find much on the forum. Has anyone built with them? What was their service like? Any issues, etc.? Cheers

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b4tm4n
May 07, 2017 11:48 am

Buying a land in Austral The Avenue

Buying a land in Austral The Avenue
NSW

Hello Guys, We are also in the process of purchasing a vacant land in the Avenue at Austral. We noticed there are some vendor protection clause in the contract to protect…

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kimzhang570
May 07, 2017 10:33 am

What is building cost $/sqm?

What is building cost $/sqm?
NSW

The cost is dependent on the type of house, the quality of the build, the level of amenity you want and how fast you want it built. Standard advice is $1500 per square…

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arcadelt
May 07, 2017 12:37 am
heew
heew
6 May

Occupational / Final Certificate question

Occupational / Final Certificate question

Thank you for your reply. I clarified this with the builder they'll provide an interim OC instead because I did not elect the landscaping option.

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heew
May 06, 2017 12:00 pm
Kandi
Kandi
5 May

Fujitsu and tiles

Fujitsu and tiles

above question for Metricon customers.

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Kandi
May 06, 2017 12:41 am

Heat pump??

Heat pump??
NSW

Hi, I would think all heat pump systems to be very similar. Just check out their specs to see what efficiency they have. IE is it 5x efficient or more. Also cross…

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carmania
May 05, 2017 11:27 pm

what is the allowable fsr/site coverage in the LEP?

what is the allowable fsr/site coverage in the LEP?
NSW

How to find what is the allowable fsr/site coverage in the LEP? Any site to look? or have to rely on the RE Agent ( builder) selling this HnL package? (This is for one…

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thehuntbegins
May 05, 2017 10:31 pm
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mansawant
May 05, 2017 9:48 pm
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thehuntbegins
May 05, 2017 7:29 pm

Things you wished you knew before your first build

Things you wished you knew before your first build

For me Knowing my budget Getting a good block (right orientation and reasonably…

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bashworth
May 05, 2017 1:37 pm
bashworth
bank
bank
5 May

Building 2 storey house with JG KING steel ATLAS 2

Building 2 storey house with JG KING steel ATLAS 2
VIC

Not in our experience, although it was a while ago. You will see actual colour samples not pictures but they are small. A good look around the colour room prior to the…

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bank
May 05, 2017 11:49 am
bank
GLO
GLO
5 May

Adding Solar during your new build?

Adding Solar during your new build?
NSW

Hi, Just wondering if anyone has added Solar during the construction build? IE between when the roof tiling has gone up and before the builder pulls down the…

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GLO
May 05, 2017 8:05 am


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