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tungfai
tungfai
6 November 2016

Survey Marker or something else??

Survey Marker or something else??
SA

hey bpglendale,, we drove pass your block today..your water meter has been installed, your development approval should have been granted!! ???

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tungfai
Nov 06, 2016 8:34 pm
maddisonjean
maddisonjean
6 November 2016

About to build but neighbour wanting to take down fence. Ple

About to build but neighbour wanting to take down fence. Ple
VIC

Thanks for your reply, you have been very helpful!!! I have a wooden fence so the neighbour would have needed to cut down the fence. It wasn't for necessary works, she…

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maddisonjean
Nov 06, 2016 5:46 pm
Janjema
Janjema
6 November 2016

Builder

Builder
VIC

Has anyone on this forum built with Guymer Lynnch, would appreciate knowing of your experience and if you were happy with the end product, thanking you

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Janjema
Nov 06, 2016 2:49 pm
innerbloom
innerbloom
6 November 2016

Garage's Gradient

Garage's Gradient
NSW

your council's website states the driveway gradients: http://www.thehills.nsw.gov.au/Building ... plications the PDF titled "Standard Drawing - Footpath Crossing Grades…

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innerbloom
Nov 06, 2016 1:22 pm
siouxsam
siouxsam
6 November 2016

Boral bricks

Boral bricks
NSW

Hi Steve, How is your construction going? Which brick did you choose. We are hanging between Boral Kurrajong and Dark Rye

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siouxsam
Nov 06, 2016 10:06 am
RJay
RJay
6 November 2016

Anyone building/buying in Aspect Estate Greenvale?

Anyone building/buying in Aspect Estate Greenvale?
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi Liztek, just came across this forum and wondering if you have had any progress since your last post?

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RJay
Nov 06, 2016 9:09 am
ragaganesh
ragaganesh
5 November 2016

Help/Advice- Builder Seeking Time extension in the Contract

Help/Advice- Builder Seeking Time extension in the Contract
VIC

Hi, I am currently building a house with medium sized builder in Melbourne. Technically my contract end date is 2nd November and with additional variations it got…

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ragaganesh
Nov 05, 2016 9:17 pm
BuDWiZe
BuDWiZe
5 November 2016

bulldoze and build new house in brisbane

bulldoze and build new house in brisbane
QLD

I bought an old 1979 home and its just not big enough. due to renovations costs and the potential of anymore surprise asbestos findings i am thinking to get house removed…

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BuDWiZe
Nov 05, 2016 6:25 pm
NicMac03
NicMac03
5 November 2016

PLEASE HELP

PLEASE HELP
WA

What about timber look garage door with matching colour to the cladding above front door and monument colour roof. Not sure what look u are going for i think those colours…

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NicMac03
Nov 05, 2016 11:46 am
newwyhouse22
newwyhouse22
5 November 2016

Building with Coolwater constructions?

Building with Coolwater constructions?
NSW

Hey anyone on here built/building or know someone that has Built with Coolwater constructions in the newcastle area/port stephens area. I am looking for a builder…

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newwyhouse22
Nov 05, 2016 9:19 am
biancak.mua
biancak.mua
4 November 2016

App for visualising facades?

App for visualising facades?
VIC

Blueprint homes have a visualiser on their website. Also has Austral Bricks in it

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biancak.mua
Nov 04, 2016 11:31 pm
AlbertJJ
AlbertJJ
4 November 2016

HIA Housing contract and changes to building

HIA Housing contract and changes to building
NSW

Hi All, I am buying a house and land package in Willowdale I received a scanned copy of HIA Housing contract through email from my builder and I was told to come to…

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AlbertJJ
Nov 04, 2016 9:42 am
Tom2016
Tom2016
4 November 2016

Beechwood Homes-Illawarra

Beechwood Homes-Illawarra
VIC

Tom's been a fantastic help, the delays have come from coastal foreshore and council requirements. Thankfully beechwood and Tom have been on the ball otherwise a lot of…

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Tom2016
Nov 04, 2016 8:33 am
Tom2016
imrasm
imrasm
4 November 2016

Margin in HIA Contracts

Margin in HIA Contracts
VIC

As far as I know .. this margin is total profit out of your contract . If your contract is 200 k .. at 25Pc .. builder is making 50 k after deducting all of his costs .…

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imrasm
Nov 04, 2016 6:33 am
Dave_66
Dave_66
3 November 2016

Stonecutters Ridge

Stonecutters Ridge
NSW
1 ... 35, 36, 37

The interior design trends and decoration ideas in 2016/2017 is different than almost all of this ideas you provided, I think you should find new design trends so you can…

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Dave_66
Nov 03, 2016 11:52 pm
innerbloom
innerbloom
3 November 2016

Sewer Cover - in Drive Way Path to Garage

Sewer Cover - in Drive Way Path to Garage
NSW

i'm assuming this is your house, i believe you should have some say in how the driveway is designed to avoid the sewer. most councils have regulations and constraints for…

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innerbloom
Nov 03, 2016 11:23 pm
inexp_user
inexp_user
3 November 2016

Romsey Display Centre Opening

Romsey Display Centre Opening
VIC

They have a World of Style Facebook page. You could ask on there also.

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inexp_user
Nov 03, 2016 1:44 pm
inexp_user
bredani
bredani
3 November 2016

Brushwood Estate Wadabla

Brushwood Estate Wadabla
NSW

Hi all Just curious to know if anyone else has purchased land in Brushwood Estate at Wadalba on the Central Coast?

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bredani
Nov 03, 2016 11:35 am
bredani
SydSR
SydSR
3 November 2016

3 Bed vs 4 Bed

3 Bed vs 4 Bed
NSW

Hi All , Thanks for your responses . I am also preferring for 4 bed , Alresco and additional Living . Even though it is more space for family now , I am preferring…

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SydSR
Nov 03, 2016 6:13 am
zowiec
zowiec
2 November 2016

Building with Allworth Homes in NSW

Building with Allworth Homes in NSW
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Portaloo and fence today, piers tomorrow!

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zowiec
Nov 02, 2016 9:50 pm
Flowersinthegarden
Flowersinthegarden
2 November 2016

Using second hand kitchen frame cabinets ?????

Using second hand kitchen frame cabinets ?????
WA

Hi people's Just wondering, has anyone ever used second hand kitchen cabinet frames? And then got the doors new ??? And a new benchtop ? When paying for new kitchens is…

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Flowersinthegarden
Nov 02, 2016 9:34 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Waldorf_Grange_Build
2 November 2016

Grandvue Estate,Officer,SE Melbourne

Grandvue Estate,Officer,SE Melbourne
VIC

For those that have built in Grandvue how long did developer approval take to come back approved from when you submitted it?

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Nov 02, 2016 7:06 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Murray Douch
Murray Douch
2 November 2016

Masterton - Occupation Certificate

Masterton - Occupation Certificate
NSW

I finally finished my landscaping, but it took me 6 years. Do I not need an occupational certificate in order to sell the house? Can anyone recommend a 3rd party company,…

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Murray Douch
Nov 02, 2016 4:26 pm
Murray Douch
spice girl
spice girl
2 November 2016

Henley Monaco Nouveau Q1 - The Eyrie Laurimar

Henley Monaco Nouveau Q1 - The Eyrie Laurimar
VIC
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Thanks hitman, good to know. Hope rest of the build goes well for you.

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spice girl
Nov 02, 2016 12:27 pm
gyoung88
gyoung88
2 November 2016

Pole to pit electricity ; who does what?

Pole to pit electricity ; who does what?
VIC

Hi, I hope you are done with the Pole to Pit conversion and it was painless. I am just starting and already been frustrating just to get a quote from United Energy. …

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gyoung88
Nov 02, 2016 11:41 am
shellby
shellby
2 November 2016

watertank near main bedroom

watertank near main bedroom

My pump is next to my bedroom and I rarely even notice it. From what I found was different pumps, different amount of noise.

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shellby
Nov 02, 2016 10:41 am
shellby
hazza80
hazza80
2 November 2016

Sunandstars Build - GJ Gardner Hervey Bay - Beachlands 206

Sunandstars Build - GJ Gardner Hervey Bay - Beachlands 206
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Great news.... wish you all ťhe best for hand over this morning and the move. Must be a great feeling.

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hazza80
Nov 02, 2016 8:13 am
hazza80
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spuddles76
Nov 01, 2016 11:58 pm
spuddles76
shanil86
shanil86
1 November 2016

Pre handover inspection

Pre handover inspection

Thanks mate!! Found it in the contract

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shanil86
Nov 01, 2016 9:47 pm
alisaha123
alisaha123
1 November 2016

Gilcon Building

Gilcon Building

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has heard of a Sydney building company called Gilcon Building? My husband and I are doing a knock-down rebuild and have heard some good…

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alisaha123
Nov 01, 2016 9:29 pm
meshelf
meshelf
1 November 2016

Metricon Pricing Question

Metricon Pricing Question
SA

Do you know what slope of your block is? That can add large costs with footing and retaining, I can only assume at that price that its a standard footing. Have you seen…

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meshelf
Nov 01, 2016 4:32 pm
jsmi
jsmi
1 November 2016

Custom Home Builders in Sydney – Has anyone used one?

Custom Home Builders in Sydney – Has anyone used one?
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Buildcraft are nearing completion on a house in Strathfield, Ada avenue. Apart from it looking quite nice, I can't help with any more than that sorry.

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jsmi
Nov 01, 2016 10:36 am
jsmi
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
1 November 2016

Stormwater drainage issue due to fall of land

Stormwater drainage issue due to fall of land
VIC

Hi @Bazman, Would you be ok to share what you ended up doing ? Thanks!

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gaweleczek
Nov 01, 2016 1:33 am
solidute
solidute
30 October 2016

Who is your preferred builder in sa

Who is your preferred builder in sa
SA

We're going to be building our second and hopefully last home before retirement (still 20 plus years away yet) we have 3 young kids. We built our current home with…

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solidute
Oct 30, 2016 4:29 pm
heatl0rd
heatl0rd
30 October 2016

Provisions for custom Heating/Cooling Solution in new build

Provisions for custom Heating/Cooling Solution in new build

Hi everyone, Not a fan of the heating/cooling solutions being offered from C and M. They seem to only exclusively deal with Brivis which i havnt been very big fans of in…

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heatl0rd
Oct 30, 2016 3:45 pm
lozza81
lozza81
30 October 2016

Snow season quarter paint feedback?

Snow season quarter paint feedback?
NSW

I dont have any pics sorry. I tested it out on the walls of our old house before we knocked it down. Grab yourself a sample pot from a paint store, only about $12 or so…

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lozza81
Oct 30, 2016 8:46 am
Lorri
Lorri
30 October 2016

BAL 12.5 to BAL 19 costs Update , now Bal 29!

BAL 12.5 to BAL 19 costs Update , now Bal 29!
TAS

Hi Cave D, we are in Tassie and i looked on the net and found this Bal guy, as far as I know it doesn't matter what your Bal level is, if you driveway in is more than 30…

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Lorri
Oct 30, 2016 3:17 am
Lorri
cave dwellers
cave dwellers
29 October 2016

Info & tips for those building in BAL40 and Flame Zone

Info & tips for those building in BAL40 and Flame Zone
NSW
1, 2

Hi we are planning to build an earth shelter home on our bush block to try to avoid all the problems and costs with flame zone building. I am wondering though about access…

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cave dwellers
Oct 29, 2016 10:59 pm
dougang287
dougang287
29 October 2016

Daydream 28 coral homes Sunshine Coast

Daydream 28 coral homes Sunshine Coast
QLD
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Thanks so much!!! It looks great Love your charcoal colour!

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dougang287
Oct 29, 2016 9:59 am
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
28 October 2016

Tight site fee?

Tight site fee?
WA

Not sure if you ever look at the forum, but just wondering if you started building!

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lazandjohn
Oct 28, 2016 5:45 pm
gummz
gummz
28 October 2016

Polished concrete floors

Polished concrete floors
NSW

Check out fiat10's mandalay 338 in this forum.

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gummz
Oct 28, 2016 5:40 pm
Houseandhorse
Houseandhorse
28 October 2016

New Acreage build - LOCK UP!

New Acreage build - LOCK UP!
VIC
1, 2, 3

I haven't been in here in ages! I can't see the last pics you posted but from what I can see everything is looking great! I like your backyard fencing, how are you with…

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Houseandhorse
Oct 28, 2016 5:21 pm
Houseandhorse
inexp_user
inexp_user
28 October 2016

Porter Davis Hillside - upgrade costs

Porter Davis Hillside - upgrade costs
VIC

What upgrades were you after? We are thinking of building a Hillside. The second alfresco is roughly $7500. The soaker tub to ensuite is roughly $1500. You can ask a…

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inexp_user
Oct 28, 2016 4:56 pm
inexp_user
valerie3e
valerie3e
28 October 2016

Clarinda Park Estate - Cranbourne West

Clarinda Park Estate - Cranbourne West
VIC

Hello I'm in Stage 8! :) Nice to meet you!

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valerie3e
Oct 28, 2016 12:53 pm
valerie3e
jackie_saliba
jackie_saliba
28 October 2016

when did you get to meet your SS

when did you get to meet your SS
VIC

U must be building with MacDonald jones yes your being too nice Nice shouldn't come into this

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jackie_saliba
Oct 28, 2016 11:54 am
valerie3e
valerie3e
28 October 2016

Clarinda Park Estate - Cranbourne West

Clarinda Park Estate - Cranbourne West
VIC

Hi, is anyone building in Clarinda Park estate in Cranbourne West?

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valerie3e
Oct 28, 2016 9:18 am
valerie3e
cyoung2203
cyoung2203
28 October 2016

Anyone has built or is building with Roselea?

Anyone has built or is building with Roselea?
NSW

Hi there! I am just about to start the build with Roselea. My thread is here viewtopic.php?f=31&t=84224&hilit=roselea

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cyoung2203
Oct 28, 2016 9:09 am
cyoung2203
Altrove
Altrove
28 October 2016

Another Builder winding up again

Another Builder winding up again
NSW

Hi, Very sad to hear from one of my client about to start construction in Elara Estate paid $7500 deposit with White Design is winding up, this was informed by another…

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Altrove
Oct 28, 2016 8:46 am
Altrove
terri78
terri78
28 October 2016

Laminate flooring range with Mainvue/Henley

Laminate flooring range with Mainvue/Henley
VIC

Hi Everyone. We are starting the process with Mainvue to build the Amalfi 528. I have my colours pretty much sorted but wondering if anyone has the Timber Laminate…

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terri78
Oct 28, 2016 6:09 am


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