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shellu
shellu
8 January

NBN pit placement

NBN pit placement

Update: just in case anyone comes across this, I spoke to the developer apparently it is a drivable pit that is fine to have in the driveway. Yay!

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shellu
Jan 08, 2017 1:38 pm
Stephlee2017
Stephlee2017
7 January

Granvue Emerald 29 Build

Granvue Emerald 29 Build
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Matt c. I know it's been a while since your build but we are currently looking at the same house and I was interested to know how much it cost you to flip the front…

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Stephlee2017
Jan 07, 2017 7:57 pm
dansim412
dansim412
7 January

Simone Homes

Simone Homes
NSW

Hi iamstib & sandra 2016 My name is Daniel Simone from Simone Homes. We will be opening our first display home later this year. I would love to chat to you both more…

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dansim412
Jan 07, 2017 5:03 pm
dansim412
ljrt
ljrt
7 January

Awning Windows v's Sliding Windows

Awning Windows v's Sliding Windows
NSW

If you go awning windows just make sure they're able to open right out, ours in our current place are restricted so they only open about 7cms, super annoying!!

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ljrt
Jan 07, 2017 3:55 pm

Adding 3rd garage/storage to double garage design

Adding 3rd garage/storage to double garage design
WA

I think there are a lot of self-build or DIY plans for a "storage" room that attaches to your house. But again, like what some of the other guys here said, it might be a…

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CameronRobertson
Jan 06, 2017 6:32 pm
CameronRobertson
alvinthem
alvinthem
6 January

Newbie (FHO) - Confused about sitecost

Newbie (FHO) - Confused about sitecost
VIC

Hi vettikuppais Sorry if I've dug up an old thread but am interested to know what's the final outcome for Lot 1444 in Livingston

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alvinthem
Jan 06, 2017 3:43 pm
Mec06
Mec06
6 January

Plantation Homes Question Re: Cesarstone.. Anyone know?

Plantation Homes Question Re: Cesarstone.. Anyone know?
QLD

Hi All, Our Colour appointment is on the 18th and due to shutdown period our administrator is on leave til the 16th.. so I thought I'd try my luck and see if anyone on…

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Mec06
Jan 06, 2017 3:03 pm
Mec06

EzyJamb Doors

EzyJamb Doors
VIC

I looked at these as they are very neat. The thing I worried about is cracking of the set where it meets the plasterboard. As doors slam due to wind or anger [WINKING…

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Searching4 knowledge
Jan 06, 2017 9:27 am
Searching4 knowledge
Pinkjam
Pinkjam
5 January

J & M's HGWA build

J & M's HGWA build
WA
1 ... 15, 16, 17

The cost was $2400. Was just under 40m2. 40m2 was the minimum charge at $60m2

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Pinkjam
Jan 05, 2017 11:43 pm
Pinkjam
sumitsharma17
sumitsharma17
5 January

Is anyone building in collegd green truganina ?

Is anyone building in collegd green truganina ?
VIC

Please share your thoughts about the suburb and ths estate even if you are not building .

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sumitsharma17
Jan 05, 2017 11:32 pm
sumitsharma17
grayonblack
grayonblack
5 January

Kit homes - to build in rural Victoria

Kit homes - to build in rural Victoria
VIC

Hi all My partner and I are looking at building a kit home on an empty block of land in rural Victoria. Our preferred kit homes are ecoliv or archiblox - but they are…

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grayonblack
Jan 05, 2017 8:45 pm
Marshall5858
Marshall5858
5 January

Does this facade look Bold and Kitchen layout odd?

Does this facade look Bold and Kitchen layout odd?
NSW

That light is beautiful, love that space, it's going to look wonderful

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Marshall5858
Jan 05, 2017 8:02 pm
Rochelle-1212
Rochelle-1212
5 January

Butlers Pantry and Servery

Butlers Pantry and Servery
NSW

Hi Angel8888, My butlers design is basically on 2 walls, one wall is the shelving for our food and the other is a cupboard next to it will be my microwave and a drawer…

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Rochelle-1212
Jan 05, 2017 9:56 am
imboredas
imboredas
4 January

Adelaide extension advice

Adelaide extension advice
SA

Good evening :o My wife and I have recently obtained council approval to extend the existing living area (of which a new kitchen will be installed) and the current…

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imboredas
Jan 04, 2017 11:37 pm
Tracey70
Tracey70
3 January

Land clearance etc

Land clearance etc
VIC

Cheers Emmz my husbands been checking the crossover everytime we visit. He flipped out knowing heavy machinery was going over it

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Tracey70
Jan 03, 2017 9:38 pm

Hi there. Here is some pics of my urban one silver bricks. Keep in mind they chip easily. I would not select them again even though they look great.

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Dreambuild12
Jan 03, 2017 9:15 pm
NthHome
NthHome
3 January

Onsite detention pits

Onsite detention pits
NSW

I gave up and ended up paying for it sorry I'm no help

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NthHome
Jan 03, 2017 8:48 pm
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renoy_jacob_dan
Jan 03, 2017 6:19 pm
GLO
GLO
3 January

Building Manhattan 36 with wisdom homes...HELP NEEDED

Building Manhattan 36 with wisdom homes...HELP NEEDED
NSW
1, 2

Hi Pedro, How is the Manhattan several years after the build is completed?

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GLO
Jan 03, 2017 2:39 pm
R_M
R_M
3 January

Stylemaster Piazza 35 Traditional

Stylemaster Piazza 35 Traditional
QLD
1, 2, 3

Hi Sean You're welcome I'm H1 and on a waffle slab. Have been in the house almost 3 months and have had some movement. Playing the wait and see game at the minute to…

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R_M
Jan 03, 2017 10:49 am

Custom Sterling Adelaide Build

Custom Sterling Adelaide Build
SA
1 ... 29, 30, 31

Thanks blue! I'll have a look into those ones.

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CustomStirling
Jan 03, 2017 8:25 am
CustomStirling
eduardopg13
eduardopg13
2 January

Crack in brickwork over the garage in top of lentil

Crack in brickwork over the garage in top of lentil
VIC

hello everyone, i am new in this forum and hopefully someone can give me some advice in this matter, i am building my house in south east melbourne, the soil test come up…

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eduardopg13
Jan 02, 2017 10:50 pm

Yes have C-bus in my house which was built last year and my previous house that I built in 2000. It is a very good system, but is a little too expensive. I only installed…

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AJW
Jan 02, 2017 6:11 pm
wheelchair
wheelchair
1 January

New wheelchair accessable build

New wheelchair accessable build
WA

Thanks guys, biggest thing is large enough passages, rooms etc. But then it is also space under benches, sinks, heights of windows, fittings eg sliders without base…

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wheelchair
Jan 01, 2017 5:00 pm
Christoshizz
Christoshizz
1 January

Melbourne Builders

Melbourne Builders
VIC

Rycon do sloping blocks for breakfast. Quality A1. Price quite steep though but you will get a good finish.

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Christoshizz
Jan 01, 2017 1:15 am
Christoshizz
hillbuilder
hillbuilder
30 December 2016

South Australia builds

South Australia builds
SA
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Darn!! I go away for a bit and the forum layout all changes! So I have been absent for a while...life has been hectic! But I have been lurking on these and other forums…

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hillbuilder
Dec 30, 2016 10:42 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
29 December 2016

Water pooling against new slab

Water pooling against new slab
SA

It is suppose to be done at the start of construction.

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687
SaveH2O
Dec 29, 2016 8:29 pm
SaveH2O
aloenyx
aloenyx
29 December 2016

Our 1st Build in Ascot, Melbourne

Our 1st Build in Ascot, Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Christmas was okay. :) Just shopping for the house now, making good use of the sales.

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aloenyx
Dec 29, 2016 5:43 pm
aloenyx
SMAD
SMAD
27 December 2016

Rawson Homes, Daikin A/C Zone set-up

Rawson Homes, Daikin A/C Zone set-up
NSW

You can retro fit this system and it costs about $700.00 will be fitting it to my Rawson build. I have already confirmed with Daikin that it wont impact the warranty and…

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SMAD
Dec 27, 2016 11:28 pm
SMAD
Lodzau
Lodzau
27 December 2016

Homecorp

Homecorp
QLD

Has anyone heard of or dealt with Homecorp?

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Lodzau
Dec 27, 2016 1:58 pm
building-expert
building-expert
27 December 2016

Credit for Non Perfection?

Credit for Non Perfection?
NSW

Why isn't your independent inspector helping you?(if you have one, if not why not?) The short answer is that you are entitled to the same standard of quality as builders…

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building-expert
Dec 27, 2016 11:30 am
building-expert
arvindkamboj
arvindkamboj
26 December 2016

Recommendation for builder house and attached Granny Flat

Recommendation for builder house and attached Granny Flat
NSW

hello imrasm, Thanks for information about that builder definitely I will look for that.

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arvindkamboj
Dec 26, 2016 6:07 pm
arvindkamboj
Nico
Nico
26 December 2016

JG King build. PICS, PICS & TIPS!!!

JG King build. PICS, PICS & TIPS!!!
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Good read. Sorry about your issues. Can you tell me what brand/model the kitchen rangehood is? I like it.

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Nico
Dec 26, 2016 2:58 pm
Nico
estate
estate
25 December 2016

Ramlegh Springs, Clyde North

Ramlegh Springs, Clyde North
VIC
1, 2, 3

As one poster mentioned you have approx 1.55 metres fall on the block. Your site costs will be approx 15 -20k but if you need a lot of bored piers then the number could be…

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estate
Dec 25, 2016 8:40 pm
Craigasaurus
Craigasaurus
25 December 2016

Seeking 3 wise (wo)men - Brisbane IP

Seeking 3 wise (wo)men - Brisbane IP
QLD

Go base range selections when it comes to tap ware, light fittings, flooring. Tenants don't look at the tap fittings, when deciding on a rental. Add curtains instead of…

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Craigasaurus
Dec 25, 2016 8:24 pm
tapasr_Lexia4
tapasr_Lexia4
25 December 2016

Builder Recommendation - Knockdown Sydney West

Builder Recommendation - Knockdown Sydney West
NSW

Hi, try to see Beechwood Homes and see which their many floor plans suit you. They have display homes in Homeworld in Gledswood Hills (near Gregory Hills) or the one in…

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tapasr_Lexia4
Dec 25, 2016 7:43 am
tapasr_Lexia4
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Waldorf_Grange_Build
24 December 2016

Need opinions on house exterior - Hillside 35 Porter Davis

Need opinions on house exterior - Hillside 35 Porter Davis
VIC

Do you have all the colour samples together in one pic? I find seeing them all together next to each other helps to ensure they all compliment each other.

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Dec 24, 2016 11:11 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
JelenaK
JelenaK
24 December 2016

Advice needed:home design

Advice needed:home design
NSW

Your floor plan is very nice. As far as toilet goes, I am a big fan of having one in the bathroom if there is no option to have a wash basin in the toilet itself. Don't…

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JelenaK
Dec 24, 2016 8:59 am
AJW
AJW
24 December 2016

Getting copies of neighbours plans

Getting copies of neighbours plans
NSW

Again houses are not banks that house the Crown Jewels nor the nations secrets. Privacy yes security no. No common garden variety burglar is going to pursue house plans…

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AJW
Dec 24, 2016 12:07 am
sundeepguntu
sundeepguntu
23 December 2016

New house.... Corner plot

New house.... Corner plot
VIC

Hello Forum members, I am looking at a plot in stage 1 in Lara, Victoria. Its being handled by First National real estate. https://www.firstnational.com.au/buy-re ...…

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sundeepguntu
Dec 23, 2016 5:00 pm
sundeepguntu
1sttimer_stoneridge
1sttimer_stoneridge
23 December 2016

Tulliallan: Is there a cost for retainer wall?

Tulliallan: Is there a cost for retainer wall?
VIC

Hi, congratulations on your settlement! If the retainer wall is already there, it should have any additional building costs provided your land is compacted. I'm…

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1sttimer_stoneridge
Dec 23, 2016 11:16 am
1sttimer_stoneridge
PerryFamily
PerryFamily
23 December 2016

Building Porter Davis "Livingstone" in SE Melbourne

Building Porter Davis "Livingstone" in SE Melbourne
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Ohhhh I see what you mean, yeah we're persisting with Vodafone because our plans are so good but making regular phone calls is pretty tough, basically there are only two…

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PerryFamily
Dec 23, 2016 9:35 am
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
23 December 2016

Our MainVue 530

Our MainVue 530
VIC
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Wow its looking good, not far now, looks like you should be getting the keys at some point in Jan/Feb!

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stayxtrue
Dec 23, 2016 9:24 am
stayxtrue
Craigasaurus
Craigasaurus
22 December 2016

Niche price and questions.

Niche price and questions.
NSW

I don't see why they wouldn't it certainly isn't complicated? I would be questioning what type of builder they are if the can't do a ledge? Hhmmm

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Craigasaurus
Dec 22, 2016 9:45 pm
RipnShred
RipnShred
22 December 2016

Thermal imaging inspection proves its worth, yet again!

Thermal imaging inspection proves its worth, yet again!
VIC

Thermal imaging is so reliable and a big help to prevent the deterioration of your house. This advance technology is also being used by

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RipnShred
Dec 22, 2016 11:42 am
pauldab
pauldab
21 December 2016

Underground Power Pit Query

Underground Power Pit Query
VIC

The first statement is basically stating that the available supply can provide up to 40 amps per phase (except where there are components upstream of your site that reduce…

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pauldab
Dec 21, 2016 8:47 pm
smnb
smnb
21 December 2016

Fireplace wood heater low emissions

Fireplace wood heater low emissions

We are struggling to find a good inbuilt fireplace / wood heater with low emissions and good reviews. We need max 0.9g/kg emissions at the moment we are looking at the…

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smnb
Dec 21, 2016 6:21 pm
Duel Occ CB
Duel Occ CB
21 December 2016

Calculating Squares

Calculating Squares
VIC

Hi All, I'm sure there are many and varied answers, however as a general rule, when calculating total squares, do you include the garage?

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Duel Occ CB
Dec 21, 2016 3:39 pm
Fisher75
Fisher75
20 December 2016

Opinions on Allworth Homes Vs Masterton Homes

Opinions on Allworth Homes Vs Masterton Homes
NSW

Had no experience with Allworth homes, but would NOT recommend anyone to build with Masterton.

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Fisher75
Dec 20, 2016 3:01 pm
vishkin
vishkin
19 December 2016

Oval cleared off grass and debris..

Oval cleared off grass and debris..
VIC

Finally, both the ovals have been scrapped clean and levelled. Lots of cement trucks dumping cement in the pavilion area. I think, we are on to something here....The ovals…

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vishkin
Dec 19, 2016 8:09 pm

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