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marge1978
marge1978
15 April 2017

DULUX STEPNEY OR GREY ISLAND BENCH

DULUX STEPNEY OR GREY ISLAND BENCH
QLD

HI Really need help, am wanting to know if anyone has built and put in dark timber flooring with a grey island bench in kitchen. I really need help with what grey looks…

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marge1978
Apr 15, 2017 5:19 pm
san_riri
san_riri
15 April 2017

Building with Eden Brae Lincoln 30

Building with Eden Brae Lincoln 30
NSW

Hi there, How's the construction going? What fascade did you choose for your lincoln? Thanks

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san_riri
Apr 15, 2017 11:28 am
san_riri
san_riri
15 April 2017

Building Lincoln 35 MK2 with Allure fascade

Building Lincoln 35 MK2 with Allure fascade
NSW

Hi all, We are finally building our dream home the Lincoln 35 MKII with the Allure fascade (Eden Brae homes). I was wondering if anyone has built this house and if so,…

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san_riri
Apr 15, 2017 9:10 am
spice girl
spice girl
15 April 2017

Our First Home - Lexington Belle Q1 by Henley in Atherstone

Our First Home - Lexington Belle Q1 by Henley in Atherstone
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi belle, have you been able to start your build yet? I'm still waiting for land to title.

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spice girl
Apr 15, 2017 8:42 am
Rocchet
Rocchet
14 April 2017

Suggestions for cheap online furniture

Suggestions for cheap online furniture
NSW

Well with the build underway and admin behind me my mind has turned to furniture......as in I don't really have any! Problem being (as I'm sure many of you appreciate) …

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Rocchet
Apr 14, 2017 9:54 pm
lookbothways
lookbothways
14 April 2017

Our Derwent valley build

Our Derwent valley build
TAS

What a difference a month makes, When the builders…

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lookbothways
Apr 14, 2017 10:51 am
chirpee
chirpee
13 April 2017

Darwin Builders

Darwin Builders
NT
1, 2, 3

Hi everyone, I built with Supreme Homes NT. It wasn't the best experience I have had. The price wasn't the best I was offered. The build was not as good as I thought it…

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chirpee
Apr 14, 2017 12:40 am
Bigblock7
Bigblock7
13 April 2017

recreate

recreate
NSW

Look forward to following your build! A friend built with GJs down here in the highlands and had a really great experience

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Bigblock7
Apr 13, 2017 10:35 pm
Bigblock7
kira
kira
13 April 2017

Fowler Homes Moroccan with seabreeze fascade

Fowler Homes Moroccan with seabreeze fascade
NSW

Appreciate the feedback, we have been going backwards and forwards for our final plans, so many stuff ups at this point, main issue is we really do like the seabreeze…

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kira
Apr 13, 2017 8:41 pm
zac101
zac101
13 April 2017

Building With CL - Baldivis

Building With CL - Baldivis
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi it's been a while since your last update. Please keep us posted. Thanks.

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zac101
Apr 13, 2017 6:44 pm
CC1987
CC1987
13 April 2017

Choiceliving WA

Choiceliving WA
WA

As an ex trade of the company I can tell you the reason for your delays is because they are not paying trades or supplies. It has nothing to do with pouring heaps of…

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CC1987
Apr 13, 2017 6:13 pm
Charley
Charley
13 April 2017

Our Build - Burbank - Crimson 1700 in Trillium, Mickleham

Our Build - Burbank - Crimson 1700 in Trillium, Mickleham
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Yes that was our thoughts too trying to keep things low maintenance. We prefer look of timber so we went with timber look tiles.

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Charley
Apr 13, 2017 5:00 pm
Kidlat
Kidlat
13 April 2017

Orbit Homes "$40k Upgrade Promotions"

Orbit Homes "$40k Upgrade Promotions"

Hi, Has anyone here talked to Orbit Homes regarding their "$40k Upgrade Promotions for Signature Living range"? Just found out that it's not actually something that you…

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Kidlat
Apr 13, 2017 4:53 pm
faykis
faykis
13 April 2017

Street setback on an asymetric front boundary

Street setback on an asymetric front boundary
NSW

Thanks everyone. Looks like its a complicated block

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faykis
Apr 13, 2017 9:11 am
faykis
charlibear
charlibear
13 April 2017

GJ Gardner - modified Peninsula 255sqm

GJ Gardner - modified Peninsula 255sqm
QLD
1 ... 39, 40, 41

Hey towns, just checking in seeing how everything is? Hope all is well in your neck of the woods GJ Gardner Modified Coolum 277

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charlibear
Apr 13, 2017 8:05 am
charlibear
scrapbizz
scrapbizz
13 April 2017

ANYONE with Redink in Perth?

ANYONE with Redink in Perth?
WA

Hi Dave, we are just commencing earthworks,, if you can PM me with your fees and specs - we actually want to have each major stage checked not just the end. Thanks R.

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scrapbizz
Apr 13, 2017 2:44 am
scrapbizz
Rnepal
Rnepal
12 April 2017

Nepean Village Stage 1 Spring Farm

Nepean Village Stage 1 Spring Farm
NSW

Hello, Anyone building at Nepean Village Stage 1 Spring Farm Awaiting for land release to start....

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Rnepal
Apr 12, 2017 9:35 pm
AllisWell
AllisWell
12 April 2017

Who is building with Allworth Homes Capri Priceleader range

Who is building with Allworth Homes Capri Priceleader range
NSW

Hi All, Is there any one who is building with Allworth Homes Capri Priceleader range?

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AllisWell
Apr 12, 2017 12:50 pm
Phoenix
Phoenix
12 April 2017

Seeking Advice: Timber Floor and Carpet After Hand-Over

Seeking Advice: Timber Floor and Carpet After Hand-Over
VIC

Right! I guess there will be more issues that will come up as we go along our building :-) As long as we end up with our dream house, I'm happy! Cheers!

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Phoenix
Apr 12, 2017 9:11 am
Phoenix
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
11 April 2017

Need expert advice - new house drain pipe issue

Need expert advice - new house drain pipe issue
NSW

For a single dwelling, if the stormwater pipe is not subject to vehicular loading and there is no paving, the pipe must be buried a minimum (from the finished surface at…

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SaveH2O
Apr 12, 2017 12:32 am
SaveH2O
Lorri
Lorri
11 April 2017

Working drawing in contract.

Working drawing in contract.
TAS

We have not got those drawings, might have to ask the builders for a copy.

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Lorri
Apr 11, 2017 11:37 pm
Lorri
Megsun
Megsun
11 April 2017

Elara

Elara
NSW

No... Advantage series

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Megsun
Apr 11, 2017 6:39 pm
SLAC
SLAC
11 April 2017

Jordan Springs [NEW]

Jordan Springs [NEW]
NSW
1 ... 63, 64, 65

curious if anyone went CDC with BAL40 or APZ on there land title - have had mixed feedback on this so I am keen to hear from people that have had first hand experience

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SLAC
Apr 11, 2017 5:56 pm
SLAC
SLAC
11 April 2017

Underground Rainwater Tanks

Underground Rainwater Tanks
NSW

slime line tanks = $8k +/- $100. generally includes pump/control system. pro - easy to install, cheap to buy tank, base can be included in slab…

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SLAC
Apr 11, 2017 5:34 pm
lys245
lys245
11 April 2017

Backyard Size

Backyard Size
VIC

Hi dazandstace Just wondering how you're backyard size has served you since you posted this? I am in the process of building and the house design my partner and I have…

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lys245
Apr 11, 2017 3:37 pm
algernon
algernon
10 April 2017

Final House Inspection

Final House Inspection
NSW

Yes, that too - especially since you're new at this. Having an experienced professional on your side is invaluable.

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algernon
Apr 10, 2017 10:45 pm
dannyd1
dannyd1
10 April 2017

First Home Build - Carlisle Homes - Matisse 33 - Clyde Vic.

First Home Build - Carlisle Homes - Matisse 33 - Clyde Vic.
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Stainless, We are potentially looking at the Matisse 33 Retreat to build and wondered how your build went and what you thought of Carlisle? Thanks! Danny

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dannyd1
Apr 10, 2017 10:05 pm
Parabatzis
Parabatzis
10 April 2017

Carlisle, Henley or Boutique

Carlisle, Henley or Boutique
VIC

No worries the quality you get is next to none. And compare the inclusions to the other builders you'll see the difference

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Parabatzis
Apr 10, 2017 9:55 pm
building-expert
building-expert
10 April 2017

Slab

Slab
VIC

post a photo of your site plan and a photo of front side and rear of your house

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building-expert
Apr 10, 2017 6:25 pm
building-expert
Madora Dreamer
Madora Dreamer
9 April 2017

Outdoor shower

Outdoor shower
WA

Thank you, I will bring it up up at the meeting.

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Madora Dreamer
Apr 09, 2017 11:49 pm
Madora Dreamer
Spotme
Spotme
9 April 2017

Austral bricks

Austral bricks

I was going to say either silver or praline.. They were in my shortlist, so I remember them :)

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Spotme
Apr 09, 2017 9:14 pm
Mtfranklin
Mtfranklin
8 April 2017

Double Storey Suggestions

Double Storey Suggestions
NSW

Thanks, but the parkhill 34 floor space ratio for the first floor is over 40% of the land area. I have been able to find another design from Mojo homes called Enigma 34…

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Mtfranklin
Apr 08, 2017 7:17 pm
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sajidmib
Apr 08, 2017 6:23 pm
sajidmib
Phoenix
Phoenix
8 April 2017

PORTER DAVIS STAIRS HELP

PORTER DAVIS STAIRS HELP
VIC

Our Traditional Stair Option 2 cost 5,321 plus we requested for feng shui winder and bottom handrail upgrade $1,273, total of $6,594. I suggest you speak with your sales…

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Phoenix
Apr 08, 2017 5:18 pm
Phoenix
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
8 April 2017

Frustration with Carlisle Homes

Frustration with Carlisle Homes

@Siteri you have every right to feel disappointed A single storey House shouldn't take 12+ months to build? Shifting the blame to shortage of Trades is poor form,the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 08, 2017 10:56 am
StructuralBIMGuy
jr15
jr15
8 April 2017

My build - colour selections update

My build - colour selections update
QLD

Officially started yesterday afternoon digging the footings! So exciting.

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jr15
Apr 08, 2017 9:50 am
alyise_
alyise_
7 April 2017

Oakworth homes - anyone building with them?

Oakworth homes - anyone building with them?
NSW

Hi there Currently building with them now. Halfway through the construction. Their tender was pretty accurate when you take away a few price increases due to late land…

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alyise_
Apr 07, 2017 5:17 pm
reps
reps
7 April 2017

very minimal design guidelines

very minimal design guidelines
VIC

Just an update. The developer's agent replied (and surprisingly quick as well) saying that "There is no design guidelines . Just normal council…

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reps
Apr 07, 2017 12:52 pm
pseidus
pseidus
6 April 2017

Henley - North-east Melb site supervisors

Henley - North-east Melb site supervisors
VIC

*Bump* I'm also looking to build with Henley in the north east and would be good to know this information, as well as the craftsmanship of subcontractors in the area.

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pseidus
Apr 06, 2017 1:16 pm
naziac
naziac
6 April 2017

Building with PD Homes, Recommendations?

Building with PD Homes, Recommendations?
VIC
1, 2

We have site start booked in a week and its been a total of 5 months of delay which we've been told isn't so bad. We went through PD and Carlisle all the way to Tender and…

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naziac
Apr 06, 2017 1:25 am
Country house
Country house
5 April 2017

Paid extra for concrete piering

Paid extra for concrete piering

Hi we paid extra for concrete piering they said our sewage pipes were to close the house we paid about $6,500

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Country house
Apr 05, 2017 8:59 pm
GLO
GLO
5 April 2017

What did you do yourself after handover to save money?

What did you do yourself after handover to save money?
WA

Very good point! Might best to review this and re phrase the question: What are the 'MUST LEAVE FOR THE BUILDER TO DO ' things to be covered by the builders warranty?

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GLO
Apr 05, 2017 8:07 pm
Caramel
Caramel
5 April 2017

Sandstock Bricks

Sandstock Bricks

Hi, My husband and I are wanting to build our house with PGH sandstock bricks. We are finding it really difficult to find houses close to us to look at. If anyone has…

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Caramel
Apr 05, 2017 3:03 pm
cesarspalace
cesarspalace
5 April 2017

Solar Panel Quotes - Melbourne

Solar Panel Quotes - Melbourne
VIC

Hi all, I've received a quote yesterday and the following are the 3 quotes details. This is in Melbourne, no shading on premise and double storey dwelling. Posting this…

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cesarspalace
Apr 05, 2017 11:00 am
kaycee
kaycee
5 April 2017

Grantham Estate, Riverstone

Grantham Estate, Riverstone
NSW
1 ... 38, 39, 40

1. Kwigan 2. Dryden 3. McDonnell "Residents will have about 28 days to have their say once the list of names go on public exhibition at a date yet to be determined."

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kaycee
Apr 05, 2017 6:22 am
dee13
dee13
5 April 2017

P & L HGWA Build - SOR

P & L HGWA Build - SOR
WA
1, 2

Hi Smurf, love your kitchen I was just wondering, do you guys have a join in your kitchen stone? & if so, where did your cabinet makers put it?

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dee13
Apr 05, 2017 1:05 am
Bridgetwitch
Bridgetwitch
4 April 2017

Hallmark Homes

Hallmark Homes
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Not sure if anyone looks at this thread anymore - but I need some help from other Hallmark builders! Can anyone tell me what you were charged for pot drawers, micro…

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Bridgetwitch
Apr 04, 2017 1:01 pm
Bridgetwitch
Emmz70
Emmz70
3 April 2017

Deleray Clyde North Villawood

Deleray Clyde North Villawood
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Always an anxious time lol. I was very worried about my facade but I'm satisfied now and I still have flooring and tiles to go and I'm still super super nervous lol…

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Emmz70
Apr 03, 2017 11:01 pm
arcachon
arcachon
3 April 2017

No variations in building contract

No variations in building contract

I have never heard of a No Variation Contract so not qualified to comment on it. I don't see how it would benefit either the customer or the builder. Variations occur in…

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arcachon
Apr 03, 2017 10:34 pm


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