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Imightbedave
Imightbedave
30 August 2016

Brightwood Baldivis

Brightwood Baldivis
WA

Hi! New to the forum and new to home building. Couldn't find any forums for Brightwood so thought I'd start one! Website: http://www.brightwoodbaldivis.com.au/ This is…

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Imightbedave
Aug 30, 2016 10:41 am
Wellard2ndTimers
Wellard2ndTimers
30 August 2016

Our Halls Head Beach Build

Our Halls Head Beach Build
WA
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Looks amazing! Love the view

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Wellard2ndTimers
Aug 30, 2016 8:19 am
Exodus
Exodus
30 August 2016

Coral Homes Manhattan 25 (Modified to 26) - Jordan Springs

Coral Homes Manhattan 25 (Modified to 26) - Jordan Springs
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hello Pulse123, Your bathroom floor and wall tiles look amazing. Now I know how my beautiful, my floors would look.

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Exodus
Aug 30, 2016 6:47 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
30 August 2016

New House - What upgrade for renting quickly?

New House - What upgrade for renting quickly?
VIC

For the inside, think about the carpet choice and the fridge cavity because fridges come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Many tenants also require storage but there are…

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SaveH2O
Aug 30, 2016 12:11 am
SaveH2O
kel_taylor10
kel_taylor10
29 August 2016

NRG Greenboard

NRG Greenboard
NSW

Hi Just wondering if anyone has built a house using NRG Greenboard? Just wanting thoughts and opinions on it over brick? Thanks heaps!

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kel_taylor10
Aug 29, 2016 8:57 pm
mudassar
mudassar
29 August 2016

Anyone used Boral Nuvo bricks Chino, Mist, Moss, Soft Suede?

Anyone used Boral Nuvo bricks Chino, Mist, Moss, Soft Suede?
VIC

Hi, I saw this post on the forum now. i am building my house and i have choose Boral Mist Bricks as well. The color was good until my builder washed the bricks with Acid.…

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mudassar
Aug 29, 2016 2:37 pm
mudassar
mudassar
29 August 2016

Brick Issues

Brick Issues
NSW

Hi, I saw this post on the forum now. i am building my house and i have choose Boral Mist Bricks as well. The color was good until my builder washed the bricks with Acid.…

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mudassar
Aug 29, 2016 2:32 pm
AmyD
AmyD
29 August 2016

Valley homes

Valley homes
NSW

Anyone with feedback from valley at all?

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AmyD
Aug 29, 2016 1:31 pm
shellby
shellby
29 August 2016

First timers

First timers
SA

It's not normal to insulate internal walls. They will do the garage if not doing the ceiling in there as the garage will heat up and transfer to house - otherwise my house…

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shellby
Aug 29, 2016 10:00 am
shellby
needsausername
needsausername
28 August 2016

Builders in the Shoalhaven nsw

Builders in the Shoalhaven nsw
NSW

Definitely try and talk to Meischa. I've told her that we've recommended someone to her and she will look after you. Definitely let her know the service you received as…

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needsausername
Aug 28, 2016 9:40 pm
needsausername
scattedd
scattedd
28 August 2016

Building with masterton, question on supplying own products

Building with masterton, question on supplying own products
NSW

For instance you can supply your own bath or shower screens but art line kitchens needs to complete the kitchen and bathroom cabinetry ect anything that you supply will…

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scattedd
Aug 28, 2016 9:25 pm
nennles
nennles
28 August 2016

North Kellyville / Kellyville - Setback requirements?

North Kellyville / Kellyville - Setback requirements?
NSW

I may be wrong on this, but I think you can pass a wider garage if you call it a "workshop" on the side rather than just part of the garage. Might be worth discussing…

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nennles
Aug 28, 2016 7:44 pm
vincey
vincey
28 August 2016

Somerfield Estate Keysborough

Somerfield Estate Keysborough
VIC
1 ... 117, 118, 119

Hi all, I'm about to purchase a property soon, I'm really interested in Somerfield or Point Cook at the moment, but I heard Somerfield got really slow internet speed,…

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vincey
Aug 28, 2016 7:35 pm

Has anyone built this house? Trying to get ideas on color scheme for the facade!!

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honkytonkie
Aug 28, 2016 12:04 pm
honkytonkie

Hi, we are about to build a house with Metricon & need to finalise colors by tommorow. I'm looking for advice on exterior colors. I'm thinking of having Dune for the…

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honkytonkie
Aug 28, 2016 11:19 am
honkytonkie
Beazley77
Beazley77
28 August 2016

Dulux Natural White fo interior colour ?

Dulux Natural White fo interior colour ?
NSW

Try Pinterest. We have vivid white ceilings and British paints Star White on walls

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Beazley77
Aug 28, 2016 11:02 am
Beazley77
ThomsoA
ThomsoA
27 August 2016

Greenock MkII-Orleana Waters SA (Statesman Homes)

Greenock MkII-Orleana Waters SA (Statesman Homes)
SA

Hi everyone, Finally some good news to report. We engaged with another builder and are doing a custom design with Fairmont. We were extremely impressed with how much…

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ThomsoA
Aug 27, 2016 9:54 pm
Ackee
Ackee
27 August 2016

Glass balcony (not sure which forum to post)

Glass balcony (not sure which forum to post)
VIC
1, 2, 3

While glass can be more expensive than other materials it’s also more durable and more lasting. About a year ago I thought about building pool fencing and wanted to…

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Ackee
Aug 27, 2016 6:47 pm
Ackee
mzjska
mzjska
27 August 2016

Redink Luxury

Redink Luxury
WA

Did you end up finding anyone with a luxury plan? We're building with Redink too! Look forward to seeing your design :)

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mzjska
Aug 27, 2016 2:59 pm
mzjska
mzjska
27 August 2016

Our first build with Redink in Darling Downs Private Estate

Our first build with Redink in Darling Downs Private Estate
WA

Following your build! I'm building with Redink too, waiting for our slab to go down

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mzjska
Aug 27, 2016 2:58 pm
Orpheus
Orpheus
27 August 2016

Metricon Laguna 33 Sydney

Metricon Laguna 33 Sydney
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi Orph. PCI soon but still lots to be done. It's been really slow in the past two weeks. Either no one on site or very little done. Any photos of…

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Orpheus
Aug 27, 2016 9:24 am
Orpheus
red15
red15
27 August 2016

Caught plasterer smoking cones

Caught plasterer smoking cones
WA

If there is no problem with the work then there is nothing to compensate for.

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red15
Aug 27, 2016 8:28 am
Beazley77
Beazley77
27 August 2016

Electrical advice for a new house

Electrical advice for a new house
WA

1 - yes. We have this in our house. 2_ its good idea to get conduits anywhere you might have two light switch plates on the wall, or maybe in the future you install a fan…

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Beazley77
Aug 27, 2016 12:56 am
Beazley77
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building-expert
Aug 26, 2016 4:03 pm
building-expert
raggae
raggae
26 August 2016

New Home in North Kellyville with BellRiver

New Home in North Kellyville with BellRiver
NSW

Just an update, the land is finally close to settlement Mid Sept after been told Feb 2016 before. My block is on Fenway St between Foxall Road and Hezlett Road. Welcome…

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raggae
Aug 26, 2016 11:58 am
PerryFamily
PerryFamily
26 August 2016

Building In Cranbourne

Building In Cranbourne
VIC

In mayfield it was H1

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PerryFamily
Aug 26, 2016 7:54 am
sunrays
sunrays
25 August 2016

Help! Builder has changed window suppliers

Help! Builder has changed window suppliers
VIC

Do not accept and sign the variation and see what option they give you

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sunrays
Aug 25, 2016 9:47 pm
Alessia
Alessia
25 August 2016

Building with Ventura Homes - Como WA

Building with Ventura Homes - Como WA
WA

Hi Dan, The showroom was fine, nothing that stands out though. I would not base my decision on which builder to choose based on this element. We did not do any…

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Alessia
Aug 25, 2016 5:56 pm
Alessia
shibuya
shibuya
25 August 2016

New build Inspection for SE MEL

New build Inspection for SE MEL
VIC

Hi All, Need some help in selecting a build inspector for my new build in SE, currently undecided between darbecca and budget reports. I have heard alot of positives for…

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shibuya
Aug 25, 2016 3:21 pm
KLB
KLB
25 August 2016

New home electric work builder vs your own sparky

New home electric work builder vs your own sparky
QLD

We just did the downlights. We figured by the time we had our own sparky come back and change them all over we wouldn't save much if anything. We were lucky we were able…

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KLB
Aug 25, 2016 11:56 am
KLB
me786
me786
25 August 2016

Footpath damaged, Water Meter Stolen during construction

Footpath damaged, Water Meter Stolen during construction
WA

Sorry to hear about the break in. The loss should be covered by the builder as your home is not yet delivered.

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me786
Aug 25, 2016 10:54 am
kron
kron
25 August 2016

Suffolk Park Estate - Caversham, WA

Suffolk Park Estate - Caversham, WA
WA
1, 2, 3

A few on the street did, I just put a solid panel up myself and will probably put a gate in later on. Which house are you? Are you on the corner of Topsham and Langdon loop?

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kron
Aug 25, 2016 12:33 am

i haven't log in back to homeone for a long time so to follow up what i feel to live here, here's my opinion 1. after 1 year rivergum house had handed over, they never…

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frozenkuku
Aug 24, 2016 11:06 pm
frozenkuku
kyles22
kyles22
24 August 2016

Building the Hadley - Benson Facade with Adenbrook West Bris

Building the Hadley - Benson Facade with Adenbrook West Bris
QLD

Hi, I was reading your post and wondering how your build went? We are considering building the Hadley also through Adenbrook but in the country. Any info and pics you…

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kyles22
Aug 24, 2016 9:11 pm
turumakina
turumakina
24 August 2016

Plantation Homes (Queensland)

Plantation Homes (Queensland)
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

It's $23 for installation of owner supplied lights. $75 is for a new light point.

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turumakina
Aug 24, 2016 5:49 pm
Ains
Ains
24 August 2016

Home Build

Home Build
WA
1 ... 36, 37, 38

Hi Mandy, Highbury homes is one of the builders we are looking at. Did you go through Highbury or the Mygen division of Highbury? Thinking that with our budget, My gen…

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Ains
Aug 24, 2016 4:28 pm
Natalie92
Natalie92
24 August 2016

Home Group WA - WE ARE IN!

Home Group WA - WE ARE IN!
WA
1 ... 70, 71, 72

Hey everyone, has anyone ever used harditex in front of a colourbond fence with texture render or texture paint on to finish? We are looking at it as a much cheaper…

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Natalie92
Aug 24, 2016 3:08 pm
Natalie92
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
24 August 2016

Specification and possibly contract review

Specification and possibly contract review
QLD

Hi pawelpabich, sounds as if you would be best served obtaining the services of a retired builder you trust on an hourly basis. But did you know that most…

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Leonardo_23
Aug 24, 2016 12:50 am
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
24 August 2016

Floor Joist Spacing

Floor Joist Spacing
ACT

Hi planeguy, You will notice a difference... but minor. The flexing in your floor covering will be less... and for floor boards this is more noticeable and is likely to…

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Leonardo_23
Aug 24, 2016 12:44 am
meshelf
meshelf
23 August 2016

Our first build! Mirage Homes SA

Our first build! Mirage Homes SA
SA

Hi! Just spotted your post (I'm waiting to build in SA too) so following. :-D Plan looks good! Lots of storage and all the areas looks really spacious. What stage are you…

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meshelf
Aug 23, 2016 10:55 pm
deluded
deluded
23 August 2016

Are you building with Alkira?

Are you building with Alkira?
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

on my build the aerated concrete was made by Loxo .. so it is only 50mm thick instead of the Hebel flooring which would have been 75mm thick .. Akira used timber between…

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deluded
Aug 23, 2016 9:32 pm
kristygirlz
kristygirlz
23 August 2016

Building in Austin Lakes

Building in Austin Lakes
WA

Hi is anyone else on here building in Austin Lakes? Or anyone building with WA housing centre in or around Mandurah?

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kristygirlz
Aug 23, 2016 8:52 pm
pjveddergirl
pjveddergirl
23 August 2016

First Home Build - Hickinbotham, Progress Payment Schedule?

First Home Build - Hickinbotham, Progress Payment Schedule?
SA

Hi all, First post here, so I hope I'm in the right section. To bring you up to date, we are subdividing a block of land, and building a custom Hickinbotham home. The…

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pjveddergirl
Aug 23, 2016 8:46 pm
vasmeoz
vasmeoz
23 August 2016

Forced to convert an existing home to underground power

Forced to convert an existing home to underground power
VIC

Hi, We are in the middle of subdividing a property here in outer east of Melbourne and we have hit a bit of a hurdle. We have an existing home at the front of the block…

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vasmeoz
Aug 23, 2016 4:50 pm
arcachon
arcachon
23 August 2016

Can you have different BAL values?

Can you have different BAL values?

Difference in what builders charge for BAL requirements can be fairly big though. Our provisional sum is $6,000 for BAL-19 (likely to be part BAL-12.5) Others I've seen…

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arcachon
Aug 23, 2016 4:20 pm
arcachon
arcachon
23 August 2016

Cost Diffference Of Mortar Colours

Cost Diffference Of Mortar Colours
QLD

Did a search and came across this. Was interested because I've just received a quote on off-white mortar upgrade for $3,200. Always been my understand that the…

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arcachon
Aug 23, 2016 4:18 pm
stephy2457
stephy2457
23 August 2016

Building SIMONDS PALISADE victoria need answers

Building SIMONDS PALISADE victoria need answers
VIC

Hi stephy, just wondering how you went? I've only just come across your thread and am also going to be building the palisade. Build thread:

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stephy2457
Aug 23, 2016 12:20 pm
JS15
JS15
23 August 2016

The Vastu by Impressions

The Vastu by Impressions
WA

Hi All, We're looking at building The Vastu by Impressions in Hammond Grove, just checking on feedback on the finished product?

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JS15
Aug 23, 2016 11:16 am


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