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The stages should be described accurately in the contract document so you can refer to it when confirming the payments. Here is the extract from our HIA (Vic) contract…

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pauldab
Nov 30, 2016 7:57 pm
iverson_iii
iverson_iii
30 November 2016

Rawson Seaview 36: Practical Completion Date - 11/3/16 (Syd)

Rawson Seaview 36: Practical Completion Date - 11/3/16 (Syd)
NSW
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Thanks guys! Over the moon on all fronts but especially with the new edition to the family. Still so many projects to take on... alfresco and porch tiling, veggie patch,…

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iverson_iii
Nov 30, 2016 6:37 pm
pauldab
pauldab
30 November 2016

Location of plumbing (taps etc)

Location of plumbing (taps etc)
NSW

Yep, get everything down on the plan, don't wait to discuss things with the SS once building has begun.

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pauldab
Nov 30, 2016 5:52 pm
nicoledee
nicoledee
30 November 2016

Myponga Build - Statesman Homes - KEYS!!!

Myponga Build - Statesman Homes - KEYS!!!
SA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Thank you so much for documenting your experience! We have just received our colour selections book from Statesman and we are totally impressed with the standard…

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nicoledee
Nov 30, 2016 1:15 pm

This is my zero lot boundary As you can see, my garage wall acts as a "fence" for the neighbour. Their gate return stops at my garage wall. The dividing fence then…

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vonsta76
Nov 30, 2016 9:33 am
vonsta76
maddisonjean
maddisonjean
30 November 2016

Site costs for H1 soil- Marshall, Victoria

Site costs for H1 soil- Marshall, Victoria
VIC

Received a breakdown of the site costs Site costs: $10258 Survey: $1000 H2 slab: $4522 13 piers (salesperson told me one?): $2227 Drains/silt pits: $2185

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maddisonjean
Nov 30, 2016 9:22 am
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luca.321
Nov 30, 2016 6:31 am
Jamielv
Jamielv
29 November 2016

Our custom build among the gum trees in Mundoolun Queensland

Our custom build among the gum trees in Mundoolun Queensland
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Wow! Pool looks sooo good!!! Amazing huge house and love the garden hehe

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Jamielv
Nov 29, 2016 7:16 pm
Jamielv
dougang287
dougang287
29 November 2016

Help please! Grout colours for Alto Ash and Eggshell tiles

Help please! Grout colours for Alto Ash and Eggshell tiles
VIC

I want Alto Ash tiles for flooring and now see they are in the red range - not the gold and silver range so means more $$$$ Far out - wondering if there is something…

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dougang287
Nov 29, 2016 6:59 pm
iverson_iii
iverson_iii
29 November 2016

KDR with Rawson Homes - The Edge 39 - HANDOVER 26/9/16

KDR with Rawson Homes - The Edge 39 - HANDOVER 26/9/16
NSW
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That's great to know! Watering is key I guess and the more the better by the looks of it.

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iverson_iii
Nov 29, 2016 1:32 pm
Emg
Emg
29 November 2016

Building a new house

Building a new house
VIC

Hi has any one built with Advance homes in Torquay vic. I can't find any info or reviews on them.

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Emg
Nov 29, 2016 12:18 pm
sco77k
sco77k
29 November 2016

Ridiculous time frame for Sydney Water approval

Ridiculous time frame for Sydney Water approval
NSW

Hi everyone, has anyone had any issues with getting a Sydney Water approval in order to get your construction certificate? Our house was approved by our council on 12th…

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sco77k
Nov 29, 2016 10:43 am
sco77k
Glenaire396 SE
Glenaire396 SE
29 November 2016

Building Glenaire with Fairhaven Homes

Building Glenaire with Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

I really love the Glenaire too Whitefresh and haven't changed too much to the floor plan but have done lots of window changes , which adds to the costs... It's a headache…

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Glenaire396 SE
Nov 29, 2016 12:15 am
Mick1
Mick1
28 November 2016

Metricon contract - solicitor required? Any recommendations?

Metricon contract - solicitor required? Any recommendations?
NSW

The main things to look at are the Essential Conditions which you must satisfy. These are the Metricon amendments to the HIA contract. Try and build in a contractual…

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Mick1
Nov 28, 2016 1:30 pm
js_newbie
js_newbie
28 November 2016

Custom build in the Hawkesbury

Custom build in the Hawkesbury
NSW

Hi There I have the same colour selections in mind . Do u mind sharing some pics ? Thanks JS

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js_newbie
Nov 28, 2016 11:54 am
chsua10
chsua10
27 November 2016

Carlisle Easy Living Peninsula 33

Carlisle Easy Living Peninsula 33
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

In 2015 they were actually giving out the base price list for all their Easy Living houses. Rochester 31 which was later upsized a bit (but still the same floor plan)…

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chsua10
Nov 27, 2016 6:45 pm
RegVic
RegVic
27 November 2016

Front Entry Doors 1200 v's 1020

Front Entry Doors 1200 v's 1020
NSW
1, 2

We are building with Watersun and upgraded our double doors to a 1200 x 2340 pivot door for $2,385.

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RegVic
Nov 27, 2016 6:44 pm
RegVic
skinders78
skinders78
27 November 2016

Our Simonds express Westbury Premium

Our Simonds express Westbury Premium
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Oh that's a good idea having a holiday after building lol..... that's awesome things take time and money - I think our gardens and landscaping might take a while

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skinders78
Nov 27, 2016 2:11 pm
skinders78
Oninon
Oninon
27 November 2016

Recommend Metricon SC in Western Sub Melbourne

Recommend Metricon SC in Western Sub Melbourne
VIC

Can you please recommend a Sales Consultant who has lot of patience. I need someone who can follow up with Head office even after the file moved to CSC. If you are…

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Oninon
Nov 27, 2016 1:34 pm
scottbradly86
scottbradly86
27 November 2016

Boundary pegs removed

Boundary pegs removed
NSW

Ah right. Depending on how much of a lean it is on its possible it is how it was put in. Also possible the surveyors can peg the house by coming of the 3 (?) remaining…

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scottbradly86
Nov 27, 2016 7:40 am
needsausername
needsausername
26 November 2016

Build with G. J. Gardner

Build with G. J. Gardner
VIC
1, 2, 3

Although it's not the Narellen one, We have had a very easy build with our local gjs office.

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needsausername
Nov 26, 2016 9:01 pm
needsausername
hoppernaomi
hoppernaomi
26 November 2016

Help! Render colour choices

Help! Render colour choices
QLD

Hi Craigasaurus thanks for that I didn't think to use half strength. Felt the full colour threw too much cream/yellow so curious about halving it. I liked white duck it…

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hoppernaomi
Nov 26, 2016 5:51 am
Charley
Charley
25 November 2016

Alfresco blinds

Alfresco blinds
VIC

Has anyone had the mesh type alfresco blinds installed? Was hoping for a rough idea of what they cost before getting quotes as don't want to waste their time if too…

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Charley
Nov 25, 2016 9:15 pm
firsthome2
firsthome2
25 November 2016

Help - Ceiling height for living areas

Help - Ceiling height for living areas
NSW

any one had similar issue? During the OC certificate inspection, do they measure the heights?

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firsthome2
Nov 25, 2016 6:07 pm
Merv
Merv
25 November 2016

Landscape plans (basic design) for Warringah Council

Landscape plans (basic design) for Warringah Council
NSW

Can anyone recommend a reasonable priced landscape plans draftsman for DA submission to Warringah council (now Northern Beaches Council) We will do most of the landscaping…

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Merv
Nov 25, 2016 10:33 am
ninnygray
ninnygray
24 November 2016

Building to lock-up stage only - does it save $$

Building to lock-up stage only - does it save $$
NSW

You are correct Bashworth. There is a lot to consider. We will have to carefully weigh up all options :?

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ninnygray
Nov 24, 2016 10:16 pm
ninnygray
Charley
Charley
24 November 2016

Bathrooms clear v's frosted windows

Bathrooms clear v's frosted windows
NSW

We went clear as ours face the street, curb appeal would have been awful if they werent clear. Have blinds and sheers so i can have blinds open during the day and still…

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Charley
Nov 24, 2016 7:34 pm
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Corallake
Nov 24, 2016 6:46 pm
Corallake
kapish
kapish
24 November 2016

Construction Fence and Sediment Control Fence

Construction Fence and Sediment Control Fence
NSW

i have solution for that. when my home was on under construction i preferred which block noise like magic.i buyed it from soundbarrierfence.really bestest and quality…

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kapish
Nov 24, 2016 6:34 pm
kapish
kapish
24 November 2016

laminate glass & insulation

laminate glass & insulation

i wanted to suggest you a way to get rid of noise by prefering .in my house iam using it to rectify noise which distracts me from my studies.the name of product i use is 3…

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kapish
Nov 24, 2016 6:25 pm
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oldandgold68
Nov 24, 2016 5:55 pm
trixy
trixy
24 November 2016

Building from someone elses plans, or display home?

Building from someone elses plans, or display home?
NSW

Hi all, We are fairly keen to purchase a block (waiting on finance) with a shed already setup for living in :z: . The current owners have placed a DA for a 4 bedroom home…

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trixy
Nov 24, 2016 10:23 am
valerie3e
valerie3e
24 November 2016

Small Block, small house build - high level assumptions

Small Block, small house build - high level assumptions
VIC
1, 2

Well each estate has it's own set of rules and requirements set out by the developer. Mine is not a custom build but I would think that it would make it a bit harder to…

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valerie3e
Nov 24, 2016 7:56 am
buildingonup
buildingonup
24 November 2016

Outdoor kitchen bench top suggestions?

Outdoor kitchen bench top suggestions?
QLD

I haven't built anything similar but would love to in the future, maybe you could pick up the greys and do a concrete look bench outside- that way it wouldn't weather as…

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buildingonup
Nov 24, 2016 7:33 am
vijaytee1
vijaytee1
23 November 2016

New 3x3 garden shed doirs are off skew when shut

New 3x3 garden shed doirs are off skew when shut
QLD

Hi. We just buikt a new house and did a 3xe concrete slab out back for our garden shed. Now we put 3 side and back panels on. Then the roof. Then the front panel with the…

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vijaytee1
Nov 23, 2016 10:26 pm
vijaytee1
siouxsam
siouxsam
23 November 2016

Building with Burbank Coral 2400!

Building with Burbank Coral 2400!
VIC

I asked sales consultant to include all my wish list, to get a feel of price. Current big deal promotion is really a deal

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siouxsam
Nov 23, 2016 9:52 pm
cuebiyar
cuebiyar
23 November 2016

Bulkhead / Pelmet Size - Motorised Blinds - Passive Design

Bulkhead / Pelmet Size - Motorised Blinds - Passive Design
NSW

Hi I was hoping there'd be an easy answer out there that I just don't know how to find. I'm hoping to have a built in bulkhead act as a pelmet on the 'north' wall of the…

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cuebiyar
Nov 23, 2016 5:49 pm
lodejathig
lodejathig
23 November 2016

Has anyome built with Reward Homes- Riverstone

Has anyome built with Reward Homes- Riverstone
NSW

We are dealing with Reward Homes at the moment. In building stage. We have found the slow but good at the begin until contract signing. The sales manager was a dream to…

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lodejathig
Nov 23, 2016 4:30 pm
danevechild
danevechild
23 November 2016

Builder recommendation Craigieburn

Builder recommendation Craigieburn
VIC

Hello, we are building with Simonds at brookfield. James from craigieburn is really patience. We are looking at building 30 sq bolton. They have a display home there too.…

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danevechild
Nov 23, 2016 3:46 pm
mishb
mishb
23 November 2016

Brick or weatherboard cheaper?

Brick or weatherboard cheaper?

We're in the process of getting quotes for a new build. We want weatherboard/cladding. A builder has quoted us extra to use weatherboard instead of brick on the same…

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mishb
Nov 23, 2016 10:59 am

These are the floors tiles on order. Originally we were 100% against wood look tiles until we saw a house done with nice ones. Over 20 pattern variations and 1.8m long :S…

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ValenciaOrange
Nov 23, 2016 10:46 am
valerie3e
valerie3e
22 November 2016

Our house by the beach - NOR Perth

Our house by the beach - NOR Perth
WA
1, 2

Hi do you have any pictures of unit dulux tranquil retreat render? I selected this for my home. My blog: http://thesmallhousestruggle.blogspot.com.au/?m=1

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valerie3e
Nov 22, 2016 9:41 pm
building-expert
building-expert
22 November 2016

Slab issues

Slab issues
VIC

Firstly, I can't see any cross wires so it is not mesh that is exposed but a rebar placed on top of the mesh. The reason for rebar is that engineer wanted to reinforce…

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building-expert
Nov 22, 2016 5:54 pm
building-expert
Shashikant
Shashikant
22 November 2016

Has anyone built with metro property development?

Has anyone built with metro property development?
SA

Hi I have recently build with metro property and my experience was too bad, they are worst builder an I will never recommend to anyone, firstly they only give only 5 yrs…

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Shashikant
Nov 22, 2016 5:13 pm
coolsimrankaur
coolsimrankaur
22 November 2016

Cement Manufacturing Process

Cement Manufacturing Process
WA

Widely Used Cement Manufacturing Process in India. Its Manufacturing includes Cement Industry. Get more details on http://www.ultratechcement.com

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coolsimrankaur
Nov 22, 2016 12:57 am
deejay08
deejay08
21 November 2016

Vehicle crossover advice

Vehicle crossover advice
NSW

Good lord that would suck! I think because we were cdc ours got missed...still shouldn't have as council will always inspect these and drainage on the block (and…

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deejay08
Nov 21, 2016 10:33 pm
Kathjax
Kathjax
21 November 2016

What is this brick?

What is this brick?
VIC

Thank you!

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Kathjax
Nov 21, 2016 7:50 pm
Decka
Decka
21 November 2016

Highbury Homes, Perth SoR build, Tiling Complete

Highbury Homes, Perth SoR build, Tiling Complete
WA
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Thanks Petad, yeah we are also glad its finished, the style of our block means that we sort of have 3 yards lol. The "backyard" we just had done is the dog free one, …

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Decka
Nov 21, 2016 6:25 pm
Decka


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