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Bigblock7
Bigblock7
3 May 2017

Custom build on 40 acres - DH's house warming present

Custom build on 40 acres - DH's house warming present
NSW
1 ... 36, 37, 38

Been a bit behind catching up on your thread love the bath addition

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Bigblock7
May 03, 2017 12:32 pm
Bigblock7
thehuntbegins
thehuntbegins
3 May 2017

Is 1:2 Building:House ratio area too small?

Is 1:2 Building:House ratio area too small?
NSW

Thanks :) Do you want a yard/garden? No Swimming pool? No What are your requirements for the house? How many bedrooms? Living area arrangements? 4bedrooms, more living…

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thehuntbegins
May 03, 2017 10:56 am
JayCee24
JayCee24
3 May 2017

First Home with New Generation

First Home with New Generation
WA

Cool. Thanks for that great idea. Will definitely consider it and will ask how much will it cost.

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JayCee24
May 03, 2017 10:13 am
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jhiace
May 02, 2017 10:35 pm
Saint Girl
Saint Girl
2 May 2017

H3nl3y KDR Mont3r3y belle q2 - post handover work

H3nl3y KDR Mont3r3y belle q2 - post handover work
VIC
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Looks good Jess. How did you go with the new paint colour inside?

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Saint Girl
May 02, 2017 9:40 pm
Saint Girl
thehuntbegins
thehuntbegins
2 May 2017

IP : Box Hills, Cudgegong Road or ? : 850k budget - where?

IP : Box Hills, Cudgegong Road or ? : 850k budget - where?
NSW

Hello Everyone. Thanks for this great forum, I would like to get some inputs from you guys. Any thoughts of investing ~850k in in Box Hills or Cudgegong Road or…

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thehuntbegins
May 02, 2017 9:16 pm

Plumbing and electrical done. So much dirt from the trenching.…

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keepitreal
May 02, 2017 6:56 pm
hnag
hnag
2 May 2017

MrsT12s AM530 - Done!

MrsT12s AM530 - Done!
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hi Mrs T we would love to see the pics of the eclipse facade too as we are building teh amalfi and looking at the facde options. Thanks

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hnag
May 02, 2017 4:43 pm
Vickster
Vickster
2 May 2017

D&C Homes (SA) anyone building or built with them

D&C Homes (SA) anyone building or built with them
SA

I'm building with D&C.. Don't do it nothing but problems .. Initial customer service was great but I've had nothing but dramas with the finished product,, I'm still…

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Vickster
May 02, 2017 3:42 pm
sakmax
sakmax
2 May 2017

Need help choosing a house design

Need help choosing a house design
QLD
1, 2, 3

Thanks for the excellent write up.

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sakmax
May 02, 2017 2:59 pm

Haha nice. Yes we also brought in stage 2 but have friends wanting stage 3 and we got told in January they wouldn't be available for release/ put holdings on until end of…

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blissjohnson2
May 01, 2017 8:40 pm
Camsta
Camsta
1 May 2017

Need help - facade ideas

Need help - facade ideas
QLD

Angled Windows following the pitch of the roof above the front doors of the balcony, also try and mix up the cladding maybe running some vertical as well as…

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Camsta
May 01, 2017 7:54 pm
newhome1
newhome1
1 May 2017

Henley main event flooring promotion

Henley main event flooring promotion
VIC

We are building the emperor 41 and got color bond roof

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newhome1
May 01, 2017 6:22 pm
ads87
ads87
1 May 2017

Building on odd shape block

Building on odd shape block

Yeah our block is the same, get wider the more pushed back. Our frontage was under 12, but still got a 12.5 house on it :)

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ads87
May 01, 2017 2:01 pm
ads87

Boutique homes

Boutique homes
VIC

Lovely blog! Wish this was around before I signed my PWC back in Dec15

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newbietobuilding
May 01, 2017 1:39 pm
amitchoudhary
amitchoudhary
1 May 2017

Building with Orion

Building with Orion
VIC

Who is building house with Orion ???

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amitchoudhary
May 01, 2017 2:34 am
RhondaMc
RhondaMc
30 April 2017

Hotondo Homes - anybody else using them or considering?

Hotondo Homes - anybody else using them or considering?

We are currently in the planning stages. So far so good, very transparent.

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RhondaMc
Apr 30, 2017 11:23 pm
daddy24
daddy24
30 April 2017

Masterton or Clarendon?

Masterton or Clarendon?
NSW

We went with M and the end result is great, we have our dream home but....we currently have a plumbing issue which was obviously ignored during building. And now, we're…

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daddy24
Apr 30, 2017 8:25 pm
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elliep
Apr 30, 2017 3:34 pm

Hello Everyone, Good news. The plumber finally showed up and replaced the pvc pipe to a galvanized one. Woo hoo. Only thing is that it's lower than the street....WTH. The…

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daddy24
Apr 30, 2017 3:17 pm
dillongl
dillongl
30 April 2017

Building a Sekisui house Now Holmesville

Building a Sekisui house Now Holmesville
NSW
1 ... 52, 53, 54

Hi Mim, just wondered if you are happy with the timber look tiles? We are waiting to start our build and have chosen a very similar tile throughout our house but havent…

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dillongl
Apr 30, 2017 1:45 pm
dillongl
Rheezy
Rheezy
30 April 2017

Metricon window height - quick help

Metricon window height - quick help
VIC

We upgraded to bigger bigger doors and also decided to make the windows bigger to match! Hoping it will look good.

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Rheezy
Apr 30, 2017 1:40 pm
ZoePerth
ZoePerth
30 April 2017

Building Inspectors - Perth NOR

Building Inspectors - Perth NOR
WA

It's all on their website, can't remember how much and depends if you do all the stages or just some :)

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ZoePerth
Apr 30, 2017 11:05 am
Ratnesh
Ratnesh
30 April 2017

NBN - should we be adding to a new build?

NBN - should we be adding to a new build?
VIC

Hi all, Does anyone done security cameras cabling and home theatre cabling during build of house any estimate for doing that? Thanks

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Ratnesh
Apr 30, 2017 9:37 am
Doulton777
Doulton777
29 April 2017

Share your building inspection reports/experiences

Share your building inspection reports/experiences
VIC

Going to be watching this thread. We have started building yet. But I'm interested to see how people go with their private inspector. Good idea to…

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Doulton777
Apr 29, 2017 9:35 pm
Doulton777
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
29 April 2017

Home - Shipping container home or normal house?

Home - Shipping container home or normal house?
NSW

A friend of mine just finished an elaborate multi-level container home in the Gold Coast hinterland. Looks fabulous!

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 29, 2017 8:47 pm
1960sModernistHome
roosterman1984
roosterman1984
29 April 2017

Building with Valeco Homes

Building with Valeco Homes
QLD

Hi. I did end up building with valeco. About 2 weeks from moving in. We had a few problems with our build but it happens with every build its hard to be patient but it…

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roosterman1984
Apr 29, 2017 5:59 pm
Gravy
Gravy
29 April 2017

What builders have fixed price site costs?

What builders have fixed price site costs?
NSW

They ended up about a grand cheaper than us, identical blocks and theirs has a slightly bigger fall from front to back. We had a nice big vein of rock running diagonal…

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Gravy
Apr 29, 2017 5:34 pm
Gravy
Phoenix-ribber
Phoenix-ribber
29 April 2017

Deposits with Clarendon Homes

Deposits with Clarendon Homes

If the land isn't registered yet, is it part of a larger new estate? If so, they'll need to arrange estate building works (building roads, installing street lights, etc)…

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Phoenix-ribber
Apr 29, 2017 3:59 pm
joamoa
joamoa
28 April 2017

KDR With Rawson Homes - Balmoral 34 Mk1 - Majestic Facade

KDR With Rawson Homes - Balmoral 34 Mk1 - Majestic Facade
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

We can only recommend our fencer but not our landscaper! Send me the fencers details please! I have called two of them And neither has responded!

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joamoa
Apr 28, 2017 10:35 pm
Christianwelch
Christianwelch
28 April 2017

Roofing

Roofing

Hi friends, It is one of my greatest wish to build a house facing the beach. I was in search of a good place to build the house. Recently, I bought a property next to the…

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Christianwelch
Apr 28, 2017 9:13 pm
carzone
carzone
28 April 2017

Building new home. Bricking looks wrong?

Building new home. Bricking looks wrong?

Some of those joints are referred to as zipper joints where the bricks are cut to allow a window, granted not the most desirable outcome aesthetically but reastically a…

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carzone
Apr 28, 2017 5:14 pm
Gravy
Gravy
28 April 2017

Cost of Raingarden- HELP!

Cost of Raingarden- HELP!
VIC

OMG I would of had a stroke if the builder gave me a 33k variation. Would they allow you to get independent quotes from other contractors?

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Gravy
Apr 28, 2017 3:59 pm
Gravy
TashPaul
TashPaul
28 April 2017

cloverlea retaining walls

cloverlea retaining walls
VIC

Hi, we are in Cloverlea, stage 2, but didn't have ret walls done by the estate, we have done ours ourselves. Maybe go and knock on the doors of some of the houses where…

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TashPaul
Apr 28, 2017 9:31 am
TashPaul
televisi
televisi
28 April 2017

Gutter installer - what to look for

Gutter installer - what to look for
VIC

Thanks for this, will definitely try this :)

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televisi
Apr 28, 2017 9:23 am
amitchoudhary
amitchoudhary
28 April 2017

Who is Building with Orion Homes

Who is Building with Orion Homes
VIC

Hi there, i am planing to go ahead with Orion homes. Please share your experience with them. Thanks

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amitchoudhary
Apr 28, 2017 8:31 am
nickcampbel
nickcampbel
27 April 2017

Please recommend good builders NOR

Please recommend good builders NOR
WA

We have used MyHomesWA for our first home. I was referred by one of my friend whose sister use to work there. I have heard that now they offer time bound construction…

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nickcampbel
Apr 27, 2017 5:45 pm
vandy
vandy
27 April 2017

Recommendations for Private Building inspector for PCI

Recommendations for Private Building inspector for PCI
NSW

Hi @bella Can you tell us if private inspector needs house plans variations list and electrical lan to check? Does he check every tap, power points, switches etc?

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vandy
Apr 27, 2017 3:56 pm
Scott2233
Scott2233
27 April 2017

Sovereign by Metricon

Sovereign by Metricon
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Not really , but what can I do .........

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Scott2233
Apr 27, 2017 2:51 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
26 April 2017

Mismatch between house plan and kitchen plan

Mismatch between house plan and kitchen plan
NSW

I have a similar issue in the kitchen. I changed a section of bench to be 1500mm long instead of 1200mm, and I asked for the kitchen window to be extended to suit.. The…

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aloenyx
Apr 26, 2017 5:58 pm
aloenyx
aaron_online
aaron_online
26 April 2017

Oran Park - 10f 10g release - rego done - next steps..

Oran Park - 10f 10g release - rego done - next steps..
NSW
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Hi, Anyone building at mccormick/mccormcack st? I'm confused with the st name because our land contract of sale says Mc Cormick but for some odd reason the correct st…

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aaron_online
Apr 26, 2017 5:01 pm
bank
bank
26 April 2017

Land loan & construction loan

Land loan & construction loan

In our case we put all we wanted to contribute into the land loan to keep it as small as possible and avoid LMI. Then when it came time for the construction loan we used…

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bank
Apr 26, 2017 2:53 pm
bank
Oliver1989G
Oliver1989G
26 April 2017

Village Square Stage 14 & 15 Edmondson Park

Village Square Stage 14 & 15 Edmondson Park
NSW
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Hi everyone, I am planning on putting concrete down the side of my house would anyone know if there are any restrictions in the area? I don't have my cert occupancy atm…

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Oliver1989G
Apr 26, 2017 9:37 am
Marshall5858
Marshall5858
26 April 2017

Fairmont Homes CustomKDR - Handover!

Fairmont Homes CustomKDR - Handover!
SA
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Ooh that gap would give me the heebie jeebies! I'm obsessed with potential places for snakes to hide It really sucks that you're having to pay out money to find…

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Marshall5858
Apr 26, 2017 7:25 am
theshack
theshack
25 April 2017

Reducing construction costs for custom build

Reducing construction costs for custom build
VIC

It did cross my mind briefly by my wife and I both work full time and our shack block is 90 minutes away so would make any site supervision difficult. I suspect the OB…

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theshack
Apr 25, 2017 7:31 pm
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MrsPeabody
Apr 25, 2017 4:42 pm


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