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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
yvonneh
yvonneh
19 December 2016

First time builder - My new hobby

First time builder - My new hobby
NSW

You can always also put the image "somewhere" on the internet and use the forum to display it. You just need the URL of the image.

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yvonneh
Dec 19, 2016 6:21 pm
TheGirlie
TheGirlie
19 December 2016

Added costs for sloping block

Added costs for sloping block
SA

Hi Mel, I can only give you an indication of what mine has cost. We have a 2m fall from back to front of the block - we're building split level which added approx. 19K to…

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TheGirlie
Dec 19, 2016 2:46 pm

Hello fellas ho ho ho.. Merry Xmas to all... Need bit of idea from someone who has opted for these colours as we have selected these coulors. Piers on front will be…

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Loveguru
Dec 19, 2016 2:28 pm
Loveguru
Dillman911
Dillman911
19 December 2016

Fairmont Build - Barossa Valley

Fairmont Build - Barossa Valley
SA

Yeah looking back now front door might have been better to go the biggest we could have but its not the end of the world luckily i work in a furniture workshop so i…

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Dillman911
Dec 19, 2016 7:19 am
building-expert
building-expert
19 December 2016

Building a basement worth it?

Building a basement worth it?
VIC

The value you are adding to your land is Value of land/divided by sqm x area of basement + cost of basement. Where the cost of land is high, as in inner city, the…

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building-expert
Dec 19, 2016 5:26 am
building-expert
kiwiora
kiwiora
18 December 2016

My New Build - Waiti

My New Build - Waiti
QLD

Thanks for your response, Craigasaurus. Notes about the Theatre wall and bed 4. I'll mention that to the builder. I have already changed the one window to two smaller…

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kiwiora
Dec 18, 2016 6:45 pm
kiwiora
kiwiora
17 December 2016

Odd shaped block & builder recommendations

Odd shaped block & builder recommendations
QLD

Hey MrBee - we're a go! Best ask for commission ::wink:: My thread is here viewtopic.php?f=31&t=85954

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kiwiora
Dec 17, 2016 11:23 pm
Mclaren77
Mclaren77
17 December 2016

Henleys marina vs monterey q3

Henleys marina vs monterey q3
VIC

I can see why, skylights usually cause a lot of water leaks if not maintained.

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Mclaren77
Dec 17, 2016 12:52 pm
sumitsharma17
sumitsharma17
16 December 2016

Henley montery q3

Henley montery q3
VIC

Hi everyone . We are about to build our first house . Has anyone built monterey q3 with henley . Please share your thoughts if you have . My concern is the master bedroom…

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sumitsharma17
Dec 16, 2016 10:37 pm
sumitsharma17
Jess_95
Jess_95
16 December 2016

Montgomery Homes

Montgomery Homes
NSW

Thank you for the feedback. So far Montgomery homes has been brilliant in catering for our needs so hopefully our build will be the same

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Jess_95
Dec 16, 2016 9:17 pm
cj-au
cj-au
16 December 2016

Brisbane Council Approval Time?

Brisbane Council Approval Time?
QLD
1, 2

We're just had our contract appointment this morning with Plantation homes who's told us they will lodge with council this afternoon or tomorrow…

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cj-au
Dec 16, 2016 3:00 pm
belato
belato
15 December 2016

Country style home builders - Newcastle

Country style home builders - Newcastle
NSW

Hi AmyD. Have you made a decision on who to go with?

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belato
Dec 15, 2016 10:33 pm
Nataly
Nataly
15 December 2016

Carlisle Granada 41 Flooring / LED light

Carlisle Granada 41 Flooring / LED light
VIC

hi how did you go with color selection going in Jan

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Nataly
Dec 15, 2016 9:59 pm
Nataly
firsttime_homies1401
firsttime_homies1401
15 December 2016

Our Aegean 230 (MainVue)

Our Aegean 230 (MainVue)
VIC

Hey dream house, How are things going? Haven't seen any updates for a while.

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firsttime_homies1401
Dec 15, 2016 9:17 pm
firsttime_homies1401
yvonneh
yvonneh
15 December 2016

Bearers and Joist - Access Door

Bearers and Joist - Access Door
NSW

It's short. Enough to crawl through.... I think it's a standard size.

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yvonneh
Dec 15, 2016 6:23 pm
building-expert
building-expert
15 December 2016

How high is too high for step down to front porch?

How high is too high for step down to front porch?
VIC

As independent inspector I came across the same issue with Henley and they would not budge. I told my clients that I likely can win this point in VCAT but there is expense…

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building-expert
Dec 15, 2016 4:22 pm
building-expert
scubabe
scubabe
15 December 2016

KDR Brisbane South Custom-ish House

KDR Brisbane South Custom-ish House
QLD

Hi Gem, Just found your thread and wondering how things are progressing?

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scubabe
Dec 15, 2016 1:31 pm
scubabe
lpecakov
lpecakov
15 December 2016

NCG HOMES

NCG HOMES
VIC

100% agree with your comments. I purchased a house and land package from Nick @ NCG Homes in 2011. These guys delivered a high quality job with great service and great…

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lpecakov
Dec 15, 2016 1:18 pm
lpecakov
lpecakov
15 December 2016

NCG Homes 10/10

NCG Homes 10/10
VIC

These guys are great. I purchased a house and land package from them in 2011. They completed the construction ahead of time and ahead of schedule. No fuss, no problems. We…

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lpecakov
Dec 15, 2016 1:12 pm
JLH222
JLH222
14 December 2016

Newport 361 in Bayside

Newport 361 in Bayside
VIC

Hi, we are also bayside and doing a KDRB. We are building with Metricon and are halfway through our demo. We also had asbestos and our total demo costs were around…

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JLH222
Dec 14, 2016 6:54 pm
JLH222
bella18
bella18
14 December 2016

Recommendations for Private Building inspector for PCI

Recommendations for Private Building inspector for PCI
NSW

Hi, Please recommend for pre handover PCI private building inspector in Sydney, Liverpool area. For a two storey home. Much Appreciated! Thanks Bella

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bella18
Dec 14, 2016 6:19 pm
Robina
Robina
14 December 2016

HGWA Tuckey Cove house plan

HGWA Tuckey Cove house plan
WA
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Hi Lilyzhou We have 4 mature trees the one out the front is a non fruiting pear. It makes such a difference to the garden. The other three are liquid Ambers. We got them…

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Robina
Dec 14, 2016 5:58 pm
Robina
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Sunset1
Dec 14, 2016 2:26 pm
TheBear
TheBear
14 December 2016

Fern Bay NSW

Fern Bay NSW
NSW

Hi Natzaz, Our land is due to be registered mid Feb and looking to move in around Jan 2018. Keen to hear of your experiences (good or bad) in terms of the…

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TheBear
Dec 14, 2016 11:23 am
Katalyst
Katalyst
13 December 2016

Zero Coars alfresco - HGWA

Zero Coars alfresco - HGWA
WA

With Pre-start fast approaching so far we are wrapped woth everything HGWA have been able to do. Unfortunately, they have told us they won't/can't do a zero coarse slab…

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Katalyst
Dec 13, 2016 10:11 pm
jpmontoya
jpmontoya
13 December 2016

Our RedInk Build in Karnup - The Eclipse

Our RedInk Build in Karnup - The Eclipse
WA

nice plan :) You may want to add eve on the western side on master suite windows, it will protect the room from getting too warm in summer

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jpmontoya
Dec 13, 2016 9:17 pm
jpmontoya
Fraxinus
Fraxinus
13 December 2016

Project home design selectionn north backyard - Adelaide

Project home design selectionn north backyard - Adelaide
SA

Welcome Fluffball! We've had an excellent experience with Oakford Homes as a solar passive custom build on a project home budget (sloping site) in the Mitcham council…

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Fraxinus
Dec 13, 2016 8:00 pm
Noah
Noah
12 December 2016

Window coverings - opinions, prices and photos?

Window coverings - opinions, prices and photos?
WA

You can buy roller blinds. Tip Top Blinds, located in Clayton, has been Melbourne's Leading Company for Made to Measure Blinds serving…

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Noah
Dec 12, 2016 10:18 pm
butters7388
butters7388
12 December 2016

Building with Emjay Homes @ Riverbank Caboolture "August"

Building with Emjay Homes @ Riverbank Caboolture "August"
QLD

We preferred the Emjay plan and we also felt that we were able to select from a larger range of tiles/carpets/etc. In the end when we compared apples with apples, we…

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butters7388
Dec 12, 2016 2:48 pm
danevechild
danevechild
12 December 2016

First time builders

First time builders
SA

Hi Japer1, just wondering if you have start build yet? We are building Bolton too and are going to rise the Kitchen and Dinner area height to the cathedral ceiling height.…

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danevechild
Dec 12, 2016 2:34 pm
scubabe
scubabe
12 December 2016

Custom Build at Brisbane North with Homes by CMA

Custom Build at Brisbane North with Homes by CMA
QLD
1, 2

Hi TAHE, Are you all moved in and unpacked now? How did everything go, and do you have any pics to share? Cheers

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scubabe
Dec 12, 2016 2:25 pm
scubabe
jpmontoya
jpmontoya
11 December 2016

Home Group WA Pre-start. Anyone willing to share prices?

Home Group WA Pre-start. Anyone willing to share prices?
WA
1, 2

Most of the after market LEDs are supposed to "Have" Samsung LED chip, it is actually the performance of the lights that makes the difference. Have a look at

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jpmontoya
Dec 11, 2016 10:30 pm
jpmontoya
JenHood
JenHood
11 December 2016

Re: Ferny Retreat - fit-out.... nearly done!!!

Re: Ferny Retreat - fit-out.... nearly done!!!
QLD

I love the look of your house! Thanks for sharing. I know it was a while ago, but if you haven't rendered it yet could you please post up another picture? We are thinking…

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JenHood
Dec 11, 2016 8:22 pm
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Robina
Dec 11, 2016 1:38 pm
Robina
Empage28
Empage28
10 December 2016

Internal wall ducting for AV cables?

Internal wall ducting for AV cables?
SA

Check out cable clear http://www.repelec.com.au/www2/download ... 0Flyer.pdf Repelec distribute it, available from any electrical wholesaler. Will give 50mm channel,…

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Empage28
Dec 10, 2016 6:42 pm
Liliana
Liliana
10 December 2016

Moving a crossover in Melbourne's west

Moving a crossover in Melbourne's west
VIC

It can be done after building - probably preferable in case they crack it with their heavy machinery! We did ours after the house was built. Just be careful where they…

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Liliana
Dec 10, 2016 5:27 pm
MyHome2
MyHome2
10 December 2016

Rangehood fell off from the wall and damaged Cooktop

Rangehood fell off from the wall and damaged Cooktop
VIC

Thanks AussieMark for your reply, please advise who is building insurance company?

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MyHome2
Dec 10, 2016 2:33 pm
lorrainejoy
lorrainejoy
10 December 2016

Seaside at Moana - Statesman Homes. Some queries

Seaside at Moana - Statesman Homes. Some queries
SA
1, 2

yes we've built with Hickinbotham Before so we know you get pushed from one person to the other. We've tried to sort it out but they wont budge. Similar thing happened…

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lorrainejoy
Dec 10, 2016 12:52 pm
Clair
Clair
10 December 2016

Has anyone relocated their crossover? Help needed!!

Has anyone relocated their crossover? Help needed!!
VIC

No response from concreters :( Is there a requirement that the crossover must be done before a house is built or I can get it done only after?

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Clair
Dec 10, 2016 12:48 am
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spice girl
Dec 09, 2016 11:13 pm

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