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carmania
carmania
5 May 2017

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
thehuntbegins
thehuntbegins
5 May 2017

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
thehuntbegins
thehuntbegins
5 May 2017

Is there any concern for buying land due to register 2018?

Is there any concern for buying land due to register 2018?
NSW

Is there any concern for buying land in Box Hill due to register Dec 2018?

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thehuntbegins
May 05, 2017 7:29 pm
bank
bank
5 May 2017

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 2017

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
Kat_1025
Kat_1025
4 May 2017

Newport 309 - First home :)

Newport 309 - First home :)
VIC
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I'll definitely be bringing it up tomorrow. We have the same carpet as you so I was hoping the dark you wouldn't notice it 😣

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Kat_1025
May 04, 2017 11:13 pm
wongbruce
wongbruce
4 May 2017

Why people are skipping Riverstone? and preferring Box Hill?

Why people are skipping Riverstone? and preferring Box Hill?
NSW

Not to mention that plans take forever to clear Blacktown Council whilst in The Hills Shire Council at least things move. Kind Regards, Bruce "Building an Eden Brae…

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wongbruce
May 04, 2017 10:11 pm
faykis
faykis
4 May 2017

Buying a house on a street of a public school

Buying a house on a street of a public school
NSW

Thanks everyone for your inputs. We were so happy and excited with that lot as it had huge park at the front. Unfortunately we had to give up. when we spoke to a builder,…

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faykis
May 04, 2017 9:50 pm
faykis

These were our final plans - after changing the walls outside and the windows.

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chrismarshall3
May 04, 2017 6:08 pm
gummz
gummz
4 May 2017

NBN provisioning - Anyone done it themselves

NBN provisioning - Anyone done it themselves

Just wondering if anyone is planning on doing it themselves (trenching and conduit that is..)?

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gummz
May 04, 2017 5:56 pm

Challenging Covenant Rules

Challenging Covenant Rules
QLD

Hi all, Just wanted to know if anyone has challenged a covenant design rule and win? If so, what approach did you take? We would like to challenge the height…

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1sttimer_stoneridge
May 04, 2017 3:46 pm
1sttimer_stoneridge
bluemetal77
bluemetal77
4 May 2017

Recommendation on Architect (Sydney Area - North West)

Recommendation on Architect (Sydney Area - North West)
NSW

Hello People. I need help in identifying an architect that anyone may have used for their home to work with me on my plans. I've drawn some using a software and need…

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bluemetal77
May 04, 2017 3:26 pm
bluemetal77
glutamic
glutamic
4 May 2017

Town planning and building permit costs

Town planning and building permit costs

Hi everyone, Just wanted to know your thoughts about the following costs for both town planning permit and building permit: Town planning: 12k Building permit: 14k Total:…

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glutamic
May 04, 2017 1:12 pm
elt83
elt83
4 May 2017

Our customised Ruby from Granvue

Our customised Ruby from Granvue
VIC

I can't believe the we've already been in our house for about 10 months! Things got so busy with selling our old house, moving twice and going overseas on a trip that I…

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elt83
May 04, 2017 10:11 am
elt83

Hi dear members, we need to know if anyone has experience with land which has significant slope at the front. we found a land which has bush view at the back (without…

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faykis
May 04, 2017 7:49 am
faykis
K-Real
K-Real
3 May 2017

SLOW BUILD IN NORTHERN BEACHES - LIBERTY 45

SLOW BUILD IN NORTHERN BEACHES - LIBERTY 45
NSW

Hi Guys, does anyone experience delays in northers beaches? From the end of feb till today we had no action on site. We are building in dee why. They always have so many…

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K-Real
May 03, 2017 11:27 pm
K-Real
chrismarshall3
chrismarshall3
3 May 2017

Off-White Mortar That Looks Orange To Me!

Off-White Mortar That Looks Orange To Me!
VIC

any resolution to this? Im having exact same issue, orange sand used on off white cement... looks orange to me. I dont want to wait until heaps is done to know if this…

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chrismarshall3
May 03, 2017 10:22 pm
aussieta
aussieta
3 May 2017

Does anyone have a 620 silding cavity door?

Does anyone have a 620 silding cavity door?
NSW

620 will have approx 100 inside cavity, which will leave a 520 opening hope you never want to put a small fridge or freezer in there

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aussieta
May 03, 2017 7:21 pm
aussieta

Top - a display home (not Planbuild because we couldn't find a tiled entry that they'd done) Bottom - ours The tiling on our upgraded entry was so poor the first time…

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TandL_QLD
May 03, 2017 6:20 pm
tngo
tngo
3 May 2017

Do I need piers due to the street trees

Do I need piers due to the street trees

Thank you, builder said they might need 10-15 piers each 2m apart and 2-3 m deep. They said $4500 is provisional only and the sale person said she think it won't be up to…

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tngo
May 03, 2017 4:36 pm
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bhutani.sumit
May 03, 2017 3:22 pm
Bigblock7
Bigblock7
3 May 2017

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
thehuntbegins
thehuntbegins
3 May 2017

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
JayCee24
JayCee24
3 May 2017

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
Saint Girl
Saint Girl
2 May 2017

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
thehuntbegins
thehuntbegins
2 May 2017

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 2017

MrsT12s AM530 - Done!

MrsT12s AM530 - Done!
VIC
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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
Vickster
Vickster
2 May 2017

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
sakmax
sakmax
2 May 2017

Need help choosing a house design

Need help choosing a house design
QLD
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Thanks for the excellent write up.

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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
seaside retreat
seaside retreat
1 May 2017

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 2017

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
newhome1
newhome1
1 May 2017

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 2017

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
scrapbizz
scrapbizz
1 May 2017

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
amitchoudhary
amitchoudhary
1 May 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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
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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 2017

Building a Sekisui house Now Holmesville

Building a Sekisui house Now Holmesville
NSW
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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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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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