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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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redpixel
Oct 20, 2016 3:20 pm
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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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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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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buildingnanna
Oct 17, 2016 3:03 pm
buildingnanna
Jasonm1
Jasonm1
17 October 2016

Freedom Homes Hunter Valley Rural home

Freedom Homes Hunter Valley Rural home
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

May I ask how long your smoked mirror is? It appears to be greater then 4m with no cuts or joins?

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Jasonm1
Oct 17, 2016 1:51 pm
renoy_jacob_dan
renoy_jacob_dan
17 October 2016

Hudson Homes

Hudson Homes
NSW

Thanks Jhiace for the heads up, we so far had a very good experience with this builder, they spent a lot of time designing our home. Waiting for the pricing now.

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renoy_jacob_dan
Oct 17, 2016 1:45 pm
nicjam
nicjam
17 October 2016

Worried about No Gas / No Water / No Sewerage (Running Costs

Worried about No Gas / No Water / No Sewerage (Running Costs

Yeah I am in the same boat, building in an area that does not have reticulated gas, so we either go gas bottles or all electric. The builder we are using offers gas cook…

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nicjam
Oct 17, 2016 12:22 pm
jvstnholl
jvstnholl
17 October 2016

WIR shelve height / fit-out options

WIR shelve height / fit-out options
NSW

Yeah that's my plan It's a lot easier to visit fantastic then drive down to IKEA

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jvstnholl
Oct 17, 2016 11:27 am
jvstnholl
nicolawhitelaw
nicolawhitelaw
17 October 2016

Driveway

Driveway
NSW

Our builder had quoted us around $11K for a double driveway, alfresco and patio to be done however we're doing after handover for under $6K

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nicolawhitelaw
Oct 17, 2016 11:06 am
nicolawhitelaw
ZoePerth
ZoePerth
17 October 2016

Alfresco

Alfresco
NSW

Keep it! Our last house had been built without it and being in WA and the way the varcen was oriented meant on a hot summer day it was impossible to sit out comfortably.…

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ZoePerth
Oct 17, 2016 10:58 am
1st time builders
1st time builders
17 October 2016

Breaking dawn or eclipse PGH bricks- photos

Breaking dawn or eclipse PGH bricks- photos
NSW

I emailed PGH main office the other day to confirm and it definitely hasn't been discontinued in QLD. So that is a relief.

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1st time builders
Oct 17, 2016 8:38 am
ms_prez
ms_prez
16 October 2016

New Generation build - WA (Roof)

New Generation build - WA (Roof)
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Gorgeous . Love your feature tile in the bathroom. Especially love all the windows and natural light you have. Your home is coming together beautifully.

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ms_prez
Oct 16, 2016 6:29 pm
ms_prez
adityajoshi37
adityajoshi37
16 October 2016

Lender only providing approval in principle - Need Advice

Lender only providing approval in principle - Need Advice
VIC

It does make perfect sense. And that's the reason why I have a clause in my signed contract where the vendor/builder must supply updated title search with him name as…

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adityajoshi37
Oct 16, 2016 9:07 am
spice girl
spice girl
15 October 2016

Henley Sahara Lux Q1 in Melbourne

Henley Sahara Lux Q1 in Melbourne
VIC
1, 2, 3

Yes it is! Its like a roller coaster. Very educational though.

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spice girl
Oct 15, 2016 1:12 pm
Flowersinthegarden
Flowersinthegarden
14 October 2016

Colorbond companies Perty WA

Colorbond companies Perty WA
WA

Hi there, Can someone reckoned a good company on Perth WA that installs Colorbond roofs.. have you got any experiences to share with Colorbond roofs or companies, reviews ?

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Flowersinthegarden
Oct 14, 2016 10:11 pm
Ladybugs2
Ladybugs2
14 October 2016

Please help, need qld builder reccomendations

Please help, need qld builder reccomendations
QLD

Hi Ladybugs2, It's like buying a new car. How much are you willing to spend? Is it going to be your pride and joy or only to take you from point A to B. I suggest…

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Ladybugs2
Oct 14, 2016 9:25 pm
Ladybugs2
TheGirlie
TheGirlie
14 October 2016

Huxley Homes

Huxley Homes
NSW

Hi Ladybugs, we've just pulled the pin with Homestead and we were about to go to site. Both the state manager and finance officer told us that the interstate companies are…

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TheGirlie
Oct 14, 2016 8:01 pm
jhiace
jhiace
14 October 2016

Construction loans

Construction loans
NSW

As above, Just get your builder to include their cost to do everything you want to do in their $$ figure they provide to your bank and then remove them with the builder so…

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jhiace
Oct 14, 2016 1:18 pm
nicoledee
nicoledee
14 October 2016

First build in Adelaide Hills (Statesman Homes)

First build in Adelaide Hills (Statesman Homes)
SA
1, 2

sirpsycho66, how did your build go after all? We are looking at building the Felixstow Alfresco in the very near future, delving into an appointment with Statesman on the…

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nicoledee
Oct 14, 2016 11:16 am
newwyhouse22
newwyhouse22
14 October 2016

Montgomery homes experience newcastle

Montgomery homes experience newcastle
NSW

I forgot to reply and say we are building at cameron park, some how lucked out and randomly found a gorgeous block that backs onto nature reserve, its slightly downhill…

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newwyhouse22
Oct 13, 2016 11:13 pm
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ms_prez
Oct 13, 2016 10:05 pm
ms_prez
ZoePerth
ZoePerth
13 October 2016

Slab inspection report: looking for advice on what to do

Slab inspection report: looking for advice on what to do
VIC

Our inspector found a couple issues with our slab, albeit in WA. All the inspector can do is refer to building regs or codes and you should expect rectification to…

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ZoePerth
Oct 13, 2016 9:55 pm
NoviaTseng
NoviaTseng
13 October 2016

Blinds Hoppers Crossing

Blinds Hoppers Crossing
VIC

Nice Thread! If you are looking for Blinds Hoppers Crossing in Melbourne.At Styleline House, We offer a wide range of indoor window covering such as Roller Blinds, Zebra…

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NoviaTseng
Oct 13, 2016 9:45 pm
Barnacles279
Barnacles279
13 October 2016

King Homes NSW

King Homes NSW
NSW

Not sure if freestanding bath is part of standard inclusion but it is included in my build. Mark the director is so easy to deal with, slab and framing stage have been…

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Barnacles279
Oct 13, 2016 5:59 pm
Barnacles279


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