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Skyepie
Skyepie
24 October 2016

Anyone building in pacific cove qld?

Anyone building in pacific cove qld?
QLD

Hi, Did you proceed with your purchase and build pacific cove/Rams?

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Skyepie
Oct 24, 2016 9:09 pm
Skyepie
Skyepie
Skyepie
24 October 2016

Anyone building in Pacific Cove, Pimpama?

Anyone building in Pacific Cove, Pimpama?
QLD

Hi, did you go ahead with your purchase? I am building there :)

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124
Skyepie
Oct 24, 2016 9:07 pm
Skyepie
solidute
solidute
24 October 2016

Hickinbotham Homes in SA

Hickinbotham Homes in SA
SA
1 ... 42, 43, 44

Me too. Cheers

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solidute
Oct 24, 2016 8:18 pm
charlibear
charlibear
24 October 2016

Help deciding ! the Embleton 29 and Regent 29

Help deciding ! the Embleton 29 and Regent 29
VIC

I prefer the Regent also. Personally I would find it easier to live in the regent over the embleton, as we are spend majority of our time either in the kitchen or…

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charlibear
Oct 24, 2016 7:12 pm
charlibear
Pbui03
Pbui03
23 October 2016

AHB Australia & My Complete Package

AHB Australia & My Complete Package
VIC

We built our home with AHB Aus via My Complete Package - a house and land package in Derrimut VIC. Before all that we went to their display home and saw a hairline crack…

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172
Pbui03
Oct 23, 2016 10:56 pm
Bluejay
Bluejay
23 October 2016

Concrete home building options

Concrete home building options
QLD

If anybody is aware of any pre-cast / in-situ concrete home designers/builders that service SEQ Gold coast specifically please shoot them my way, looks like this build…

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Bluejay
Oct 23, 2016 5:01 pm
buildingnanna
buildingnanna
23 October 2016

Build process

Build process
QLD

All are different mine has just started and council approved in July.

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buildingnanna
Oct 23, 2016 11:25 am
buildingnanna
JayaJaya
JayaJaya
23 October 2016

First home - Suburban Adelaide - Seaford build

First home - Suburban Adelaide - Seaford build
SA
1, 2, 3

How are you going along? What's happening? You guys ok?

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JayaJaya
Oct 23, 2016 9:39 am
JayaJaya
Craigasaurus
Craigasaurus
23 October 2016

Sloping irregular block <300m2 in a so far vacant estate

Sloping irregular block <300m2 in a so far vacant estate
VIC

Firstly I wouldn't stress too much about the other block getting built on. They won't stay vacant forever. If you can get your builder to fix site costs etc in your…

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Craigasaurus
Oct 23, 2016 7:29 am
JayaJaya
JayaJaya
23 October 2016

Simonds building

Simonds building
VIC
1, 2

How are you going with it, Reco? Did you find a good plan?

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JayaJaya
Oct 23, 2016 7:10 am
JayaJaya
Mars5
Mars5
23 October 2016

Seeking New Home Inspection Service in Melbourne - PCI only

Seeking New Home Inspection Service in Melbourne - PCI only
VIC
1, 2

Hi Patpf I used David Seville 40years+ build experience He's been a SS and has various roles as builder and has now been an inspector for years. He has been huge…

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Mars5
Oct 23, 2016 12:46 am
spiffmiff
spiffmiff
23 October 2016

Secret Harbour WA Build. Any advice?

Secret Harbour WA Build. Any advice?
WA
1, 2, 3

One of the Block teams (Julia & Sasha) did this with Caesarstone and IMO it looked great :-) Maybe Google for some pics from f their kitchen..

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spiffmiff
Oct 22, 2016 11:45 pm
Canberra_gal
Canberra_gal
22 October 2016

Knockdown/rebuild with Rawson - Metford33

Knockdown/rebuild with Rawson - Metford33
ACT
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

M33M, how are you? Did bubs or house keys arrive? Which one first?

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Canberra_gal
Oct 21, 2016 11:38 pm
Canberra_gal
Canberra_gal
Canberra_gal
22 October 2016

KDR - Rawson Edge 39 - Ryde - almost done

KDR - Rawson Edge 39 - Ryde - almost done
NSW
1, 2, 3

It looks fantastic! All that work (and rework) was worth it! I hope you love living in your NEW HOME!

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Canberra_gal
Oct 21, 2016 11:36 pm
Canberra_gal
Rochelle-1212
Rochelle-1212
21 October 2016

Moon Dust Bricks

Moon Dust Bricks
NSW

So the moon dust are normal bricks not painted bricks? Thanks heaps for the tip. How much extra did the white mortar cost you?

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Rochelle-1212
Oct 21, 2016 3:24 pm
Vatche
Vatche
21 October 2016

Building the Santorini MK 2 by Masterton Homes

Building the Santorini MK 2 by Masterton Homes
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi Vatche, Love your thread and blog! So much useful information, specially the checklist. We noticed your blog because we have a similar frontage issue as you. Our…

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Vatche
Oct 21, 2016 1:31 pm
Vatche
jesss_g
jesss_g
21 October 2016

our first home group wa home

our first home group wa home
WA
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Floors look amazing!!

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jesss_g
Oct 21, 2016 12:14 pm
jesss_g
duplexinprogress
duplexinprogress
21 October 2016

Duplex timeframe?????

Duplex timeframe?????
NSW

Hi everyone, We are building a duplex with vogue homes and the slab has just gone down last week (HOORAY!). I was wondering if anyone can tell me how long their…

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duplexinprogress
Oct 21, 2016 8:15 am
AlbertJJ
AlbertJJ
21 October 2016

New to RE

New to RE
NSW

Thanks again Bashworth

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AlbertJJ
Oct 21, 2016 6:18 am
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goose1501
Oct 20, 2016 9:32 pm
ItalianGal
ItalianGal
20 October 2016

Gloss or Satin timber floor?

Gloss or Satin timber floor?
1, 2

So what did you go with?? I am now in your situation...and i am loving the gloss look more than the satin - and my new house is very modern style looking. I have Qld…

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ItalianGal
Oct 20, 2016 7:25 pm
ItalianGal
redpixel
redpixel
20 October 2016

Question about unconditional approval

Question about unconditional approval
VIC

Has anyone here who had received unconditional approval for construction load been asked to provide more payslips after receiving the approval? If so, when did they ask…

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178
redpixel
Oct 20, 2016 3:20 pm
ideaswoman
ideaswoman
20 October 2016

Anyone built with Adenbrook Homes in Sydney?

Anyone built with Adenbrook Homes in Sydney?
NSW

They are a franchise and thus the reason why I assume some are happy and some are not. We are considering them on the Gold Coast

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ideaswoman
Oct 20, 2016 2:01 pm
ideaswoman
tkjagadheesh
tkjagadheesh
20 October 2016

Looking for good builders

Looking for good builders
NSW

Dear All, We are planning to build our first home in Schofields, Would you like to recommend your builder? I really appreciate your help.

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tkjagadheesh
Oct 20, 2016 12:42 pm
mikegrg1
mikegrg1
20 October 2016

Stone PGH Brick

Stone PGH Brick
NSW

You can go to PGH , there are plenty of photos of the houses using particular bricks... you can even ask for the nearby house addresses if you want to physically go and…

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mikegrg1
Oct 20, 2016 6:48 am
mikegrg1
abdoudamir
abdoudamir
20 October 2016

How much for temporary fencing in your site cost? Mine $5K

How much for temporary fencing in your site cost? Mine $5K
1, 2

hi a want to help you I want you to help by this site and I hope that all the information is included please visit this site

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abdoudamir
Oct 20, 2016 4:01 am
abdoudamir
abdoudamir
20 October 2016

SOUND BARRIER FENCE

SOUND BARRIER FENCE

Hi all a want to show you an site of SOUND BARRIER FENCE SoundBarrierFence.com is leader factory of sound barriers for temporary fencing in construction site in China. We…

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abdoudamir
Oct 20, 2016 3:21 am
Flowersinthegarden
Flowersinthegarden
20 October 2016

Tile and floor inspiration ?

Tile and floor inspiration ?
WA

That's interesting, maybe the difference in opinion between the gloss and Matt is the qaulity maybe.. ? What I do like though is those huge tiles(not sure of size ),but…

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Flowersinthegarden
Oct 19, 2016 11:51 pm
Parabatzis
Parabatzis
20 October 2016

Granvue Emerald 29

Granvue Emerald 29
VIC

Hi everyone hoping somebody will see this. Here goes we are really impressed with the floor plan of the emerald 29 by granvue homes but he display in melton closed before…

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Parabatzis
Oct 19, 2016 11:19 pm
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spice girl
Oct 19, 2016 10:49 pm
ranjith98
ranjith98
19 October 2016

Coral Homes - Cottesloe 36

Coral Homes - Cottesloe 36
QLD

well no soil was no issue Issue was its close to school zone and school crossing hence they needed traffic controller etc Anyway this house is very good, I did have a…

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ranjith98
Oct 19, 2016 8:44 pm
maddisonjean
maddisonjean
19 October 2016

Building line variance

Building line variance
NSW

I thought it had something to do with building outside the required 4/5 meters from the curb. However because the neighbours are behind you the only thing I could think…

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maddisonjean
Oct 19, 2016 6:07 pm
tina2016
tina2016
19 October 2016

Change ideas for Madison 35 Kitchen Clarendon

Change ideas for Madison 35 Kitchen Clarendon
NSW

Hello to everyone! Just wondering if anyone is building Madison 35? Did you change the location of the microwave? How did you do that? I've been thinking very hard but…

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187
tina2016
Oct 19, 2016 12:57 pm
emzz
emzz
19 October 2016

Aveling Homes- First time builders

Aveling Homes- First time builders
WA
1, 2, 3

Boo :( so disheartening emzz, has it all been fixed up yet? Yep I was so disappointed when I saw it, but it could of been a lot worse! There fixing it…

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emzz
Oct 19, 2016 11:57 am

Hi!! We are considering dechelis but aren't 100% convinced! These are great choices, were they standard or did you upgrade?

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melobious
Oct 19, 2016 11:01 am
building-expert
building-expert
19 October 2016

Indepandent Building inspection price?

Indepandent Building inspection price?
VIC

You only need to get one(in most cases) and its like everything else, you get what you pay for. Your inspector needs to set out what they will do and what…

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building-expert
Oct 19, 2016 5:49 am
building-expert
nomnomnom
nomnomnom
18 October 2016

Glendale - Wash basin in WC (Toilet)?

Glendale - Wash basin in WC (Toilet)?
VIC

I have a similar issue for the WC near my main bathroom. I should have requested a cavity slider for the door and then put in a small hand basin as you suggest. M will…

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nomnomnom
Oct 18, 2016 10:22 pm
nomnomnom
bug82
bug82
18 October 2016

Supplying own kitchen oven etc and bank loan

Supplying own kitchen oven etc and bank loan
NSW

Harvey Norman has 50 months interest free (other do similar). Would think you're better off doing that than trying to add it to your loan. Banks don't exclude them from…

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201
bug82
Oct 18, 2016 4:45 pm
bradster181
bradster181
18 October 2016

Our custom home -downslope- New blinds installed

Our custom home -downslope- New blinds installed
VIC
1 ... 49, 50, 51

Out of the blue question have you used your Weber Q in that location? If so has it started to mark the ceiling with smoke stains? Oh! and the blinds look great of course,…

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bradster181
Oct 18, 2016 4:41 pm
bradster181
SaberX
SaberX
18 October 2016

Insurance after PCI handover (& other minor q's)

Insurance after PCI handover (& other minor q's)
WA

Hey @Imightbedave ! THanks for your responses. I'll address them by the number they appeared in. 1) So it is not worth insuring based off my contractual price i.e. this…

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SaberX
Oct 18, 2016 4:28 pm
psyherin
psyherin
18 October 2016

Building our first home with AHB in Tarneit

Building our first home with AHB in Tarneit
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Yes Julia1301, We are really stressed with what has been going on. Apparently our SS left the builder and a new SS is managing our house. There had been no issues with the…

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psyherin
Oct 18, 2016 3:28 pm
psyherin
Kathleen79
Kathleen79
18 October 2016

Dispensation for setback - Monash City, Victoria

Dispensation for setback - Monash City, Victoria
VIC
1, 2

Hi fademan, Is that question for me? We asked for 6m (Monash standard is 7.6) which they declined and didn't give us any counter option.

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Kathleen79
Oct 18, 2016 7:52 am
Kathleen79
mattandbec
mattandbec
18 October 2016

Allworth Homes Handover

Allworth Homes Handover
NSW

Hi All, I'm a few weeks away from handover of my new home with Allworth. I'm interested to hear what experience others have had with Allworth at this stage. What should I…

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mattandbec
Oct 18, 2016 7:05 am

Hope you are happy at your new place JJb. Below are some pics I have on my phone. Some of the recycled blackbutt floor, some other pics of work outside... Plenty of other…

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lowerchittering
Oct 18, 2016 1:16 am
nomnomnom
nomnomnom
17 October 2016

Which items to owner supply

Which items to owner supply

The term used here in NSW for the wooden beading is called "Scotia". I wonder if it is the same term used in VIC? I would have used my builder to do the flooring but…

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nomnomnom
Oct 17, 2016 9:43 pm
nomnomnom
Kathleen79
Kathleen79
17 October 2016

Minimum front setback

Minimum front setback
VIC

Hi Sian, I'm interested to know how you went with your application? We are building in Monash also and have just had our request for reduced setback declined. Cheers, Kathleen

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Kathleen79
Oct 17, 2016 9:07 pm
Kathleen79
Rocchet
Rocchet
17 October 2016

Waterboard assets first release?

Waterboard assets first release?
NSW

Hi we are waiting for council approval, building a new home in the first release of a new suburb. Our builder has just notified us that when requesting approval from the…

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Rocchet
Oct 17, 2016 5:50 pm
Rochelle-1212
Rochelle-1212
17 October 2016

LOOKING FOR A COOL LIGHT GREY BRICK WITH PGH BRICKS

LOOKING FOR A COOL LIGHT GREY BRICK WITH PGH BRICKS
NSW
1, 2

We went to Sydney to pick our bricks on Saturday. We came home with Sorbetto and Truffle. We had got told we could use Sorbetto or Aluminum only just the day before but…

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Rochelle-1212
Oct 17, 2016 3:21 pm
buildingnanna
buildingnanna
17 October 2016

Home Australia to be liquidated

Home Australia to be liquidated

looks like politics and business don't mix. how awful for all the people waiting for their houses to be finished. and the excuses and blame game begins

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242
buildingnanna
Oct 17, 2016 3:03 pm
buildingnanna


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