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murdy
murdy
17 September 2016

Building our dream home with Carlisle

Building our dream home with Carlisle
VIC
1, 2

thanks - a few more weeks and we will be in. Carpet is black, walls are white!

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murdy
Sep 17, 2016 10:25 am
murdy
mzjska
mzjska
17 September 2016

Our First Home with RedInk Homes

Our First Home with RedInk Homes
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I love your elevation! That paving is hilarious.. What crazy person would think that is ok!?

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mzjska
Sep 17, 2016 9:52 am
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Waldorf_Grange_Build
17 September 2016

Valuation Issues - Grandvue, Pakenham

Valuation Issues - Grandvue, Pakenham
VIC

We are building on the Officer side of Grandvue and this has just happened to us as well. We were told because there is not enough of an established sales history in the…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Sep 17, 2016 8:42 am
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Hutchie
Hutchie
17 September 2016

Building with Carlisle- Sorrento

Building with Carlisle- Sorrento
VIC

So, frame report came back from NHI and it contained a few (25) "easy fix" issues. Nothing too big and they are correcting those as we speak. Very glad that we got that…

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Hutchie
Sep 17, 2016 4:38 am
SooG
SooG
16 September 2016

anyone built with Nuvo homes or Visual Diversity?

anyone built with Nuvo homes or Visual Diversity?
QLD

Yep sure have with Nuvo Homes and in my opinion stay well clear. Happy to provide details in private PM

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SooG
Sep 16, 2016 9:16 pm
SkB
SkB
16 September 2016

BAL rating in Willowdale

BAL rating in Willowdale
NSW

I was told about it when I booked the lot. Also we received the copy of BAL map and assessment with the contract.

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SkB
Sep 16, 2016 3:25 pm
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charlibear
Sep 16, 2016 2:41 pm
charlibear
SHNN_2016
SHNN_2016
16 September 2016

Building monaco Lux Q1 with Henley

Building monaco Lux Q1 with Henley
VIC

Thanks, will be waiting for the photos, it is very unclear about the thickness of wooden frame between panel in our plan. Photo will help us.

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SHNN_2016
Sep 16, 2016 2:18 pm
gkc
gkc
15 September 2016

Builder or Owner - Things to do yourself

Builder or Owner - Things to do yourself
VIC

It does - thanks. Basically get a fixed amount included in the contract to get around the bank not financing extras. Yes?

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gkc
Sep 15, 2016 11:55 pm
mim_feher
mim_feher
15 September 2016

Anyone use Haymes colours Aura or Spatial

Anyone use Haymes colours Aura or Spatial
NSW

Hi, I am hoping somone on here has used haymes paint more specifically colours Aura or Spatial. I have narrowed it down to these 2 colours and have done sample pots for…

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mim_feher
Sep 15, 2016 8:42 pm
jessicagauci
jessicagauci
15 September 2016

Building The Denver 43 with the big M!

Building The Denver 43 with the big M!
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Keen to see pics of the final house. Especially the outdoor room!! :)

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jessicagauci
Sep 15, 2016 2:59 pm
Jojo2014
Jojo2014
15 September 2016

Metricon Glendale 50 Limited Edition

Metricon Glendale 50 Limited Edition
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Sounds good Emmz70 thanks for that.

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Jojo2014
Sep 15, 2016 1:28 pm
Jojo2014
Ponzu
Ponzu
15 September 2016

Metricon site manager refuse me accompanying my independent

Metricon site manager refuse me accompanying my independent
NSW

Correct. Part purpose of giving them notice is to make sure that entering the site is safe. No excuses

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Ponzu
Sep 15, 2016 12:36 pm
algernon
algernon
15 September 2016

Stormwater easement

Stormwater easement
ACT

Unfortunately, yes, in the ACT you can't build a house or garage on a stormwater easement - about it that spells it out in more detail. That does mean that you have less…

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algernon
Sep 15, 2016 12:28 pm
sie_jess
sie_jess
15 September 2016

Custom build in S.E Melbourne

Custom build in S.E Melbourne
VIC

Looking great! Just wondering which builder do yoh go with? We are looking at doing custom build as well.

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sie_jess
Sep 15, 2016 6:01 am
imrasm
imrasm
15 September 2016

Stock Land - Elara - Corner Block Fencing Info

Stock Land - Elara - Corner Block Fencing Info
NSW

Nopes ... I haven't heard of anything about leaving space between fence and lot boundary .. As far as I know and my corner build fencing plan says Your fencing must be on…

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imrasm
Sep 15, 2016 5:12 am
ms_prez
ms_prez
14 September 2016

What upgrades, items or extras do you wish you had added to

What upgrades, items or extras do you wish you had added to
WA
1, 2

Thanks W2T, they look superb, what a difference, I love it. Thanks for explaining :) Read your updates earlier and everything looks great.

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ms_prez
Sep 14, 2016 10:05 pm
ms_prez
imrasm
imrasm
14 September 2016

What takes so long after approvals?

What takes so long after approvals?
QLD

Who is your builder ? What does your contract says ? I am building with new living homes and they start counting dates after 4 week of approval.

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imrasm
Sep 14, 2016 8:05 pm
RegVic
RegVic
14 September 2016

Houses that get wider

Houses that get wider
VIC

You have a wonderful opportunity to do a custom build.. find the builders who do custom build and explain the nature of your block. They might suggest some ideas and you…

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RegVic
Sep 14, 2016 3:32 pm
RegVic
imrasm
imrasm
14 September 2016

RETAINING WALLS

RETAINING WALLS
NSW

Put more info about your site condition ( slope , slab level ... Level of neighbour house, siting of house , lsuburb ) so that people can relate their situation with…

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imrasm
Sep 14, 2016 2:41 pm
jasonwg
jasonwg
13 September 2016

Single or Double storey

Single or Double storey
NSW

With your amazing sized land, I'd definitely go single - you can build a great home designed for acreage or wide frontage blocks.

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jasonwg
Sep 13, 2016 10:41 pm
jasonwg
travisaus
travisaus
13 September 2016

KnockDown Rebuild - Capping Water Services

KnockDown Rebuild - Capping Water Services
VIC

Generally you only need to cap sewer services. I have done a few kdr's - best bet is to get the demo crew to expose the services while they have an excavator on site - &…

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travisaus
Sep 13, 2016 9:13 pm
Liam1992
Liam1992
13 September 2016

Handover

Handover
WA

Hi guy's, My partner and I are building a home with "Homestart" in Mandurah WA, we both have taken a lot of time of work completing this project and now it time for the…

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Liam1992
Sep 13, 2016 3:59 pm
Prats09
Prats09
13 September 2016

P and A's -Plantation Retreat

P and A's -Plantation Retreat
QLD
1, 2

We are going good with the build. The handover is couple of weeks away. The retreat is indeed a beautiful design and we are very happy with the outcome and overall look…

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Prats09
Sep 13, 2016 9:41 am
bpratt
bpratt
13 September 2016

Building in Mundoolun - who did you use

Building in Mundoolun - who did you use
QLD

Welcome to the general area. :) I'm over at Jimboomba Woods myself, but I know a few who are living over at Mundoolun. Not trying to steer you away from this forum, as it…

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bpratt
Sep 13, 2016 9:06 am
jmasood
jmasood
12 September 2016

Mimosa Homes

Mimosa Homes
VIC

How was your experience with Mimosa? I am considering them for my build.

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jmasood
Sep 12, 2016 9:32 pm
jmasood
samarez
samarez
12 September 2016

Our build with Stylemaster Homes in Brisbane - Upper Kedron

Our build with Stylemaster Homes in Brisbane - Upper Kedron
QLD
1, 2

Thanks! We cant fault them :) a few scratches here abd there but not noticeable at all very warm tone :)

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samarez
Sep 12, 2016 8:03 pm
charlibear
charlibear
12 September 2016

Building with Ben Trager homes Eliza Ponds Coogee

Building with Ben Trager homes Eliza Ponds Coogee
WA
1 ... 27, 28, 29

Do you need a good mop and cleaning products, bleach free, if you do call Juana at Nature Direct on 0488 345 620

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charlibear
Sep 12, 2016 6:02 pm
charlibear
nicolawhitelaw
nicolawhitelaw
12 September 2016

Qld FHOG. Applying through a bank question

Qld FHOG. Applying through a bank question
QLD

Hey, yeah we did aswell. I work at a building society and I've always known everyone who gets a mortgage does regardless of if their a first home buyer or not. But I feel…

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nicolawhitelaw
Sep 12, 2016 7:17 am
nicolawhitelaw
ms_prez
ms_prez
12 September 2016

Where do we start?????

Where do we start?????
WA

The blocks in Golden Bay are definitely a good price. We currently live in Secret Harbour, next suburb to GB, and have just purchased another block in SH, 748sqm for $420,…

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ms_prez
Sep 12, 2016 12:54 am
ms_prez
Snowball1
Snowball1
11 September 2016

Articulation Joints Next to Windows Missing - Advice Please!

Articulation Joints Next to Windows Missing - Advice Please!
VIC

Hi There. We have just discovered that according to AS4773.2 there should be a 10mm gap beside our window frames as part of the CONTINUOUS articulation joints. At present…

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Snowball1
Sep 11, 2016 7:40 pm
ajayshekar
ajayshekar
10 September 2016

Issues with Building with Rawson

Issues with Building with Rawson
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hello all, my first post on this thread. No updates for last two years? Hope it's a positive that no one has any complaints! Those that have already completed, have you…

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ajayshekar
Sep 10, 2016 10:46 pm

Hi everyone, can any body advise if such a hole in the brace wall matters (please see below)? My builder poked this hole in the brace wall to check if there are…

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Zhenhua
Sep 10, 2016 9:44 pm
charlibear
charlibear
10 September 2016

Gj Garder Jimboomba

Gj Garder Jimboomba
QLD

I'm building with GJ Gardner Grafton office. What design are you building? Have you looked on product review? There might be reviews for the office you plan to build…

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charlibear
Sep 10, 2016 12:42 pm
charlibear
kylz4
kylz4
10 September 2016

Price difference metro vs regional

Price difference metro vs regional
VIC

I am out in Geelong and our price differed by about $15k i think. It sucks doesn't it. I think we were going to cop $8k when we were looking at going with Henley and…

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kylz4
Sep 10, 2016 10:58 am
HFBMPC
HFBMPC
10 September 2016

First Home - Vogue - Seaford Heights SA - *PCI Complete*

First Home - Vogue - Seaford Heights SA - *PCI Complete*
SA
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Hey guys, I LOVE your house, and thinking of going with the same Vogue design with a few changes. Just wanted to see how much extra the alfresco addition ended up being? Thanks!

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HFBMPC
Sep 10, 2016 10:48 am
HFBMPC
Muttonchops
Muttonchops
10 September 2016

Problems building with Porter Davis

Problems building with Porter Davis
VIC
1, 2

"tens of thousands of dollars to fix the mess" that awful!. What sort of fixes are needed? We have had ongoing problems with PD's subbies - just hopeless really. To…

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Muttonchops
Sep 10, 2016 8:04 am
Muttonchops
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
9 September 2016

Ventura build - Ocean road estate. more issues!

Ventura build - Ocean road estate. more issues!
WA
1, 2

Definitely get a building inspector, get one that is a registered builder, might cost a bit but we'll worth it

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Doozer1905
Sep 09, 2016 8:23 pm
dojrude
dojrude
9 September 2016

Meter Boxes

Meter Boxes
VIC

Does anyone have photo's of the inside of their meter boxes or links to any photo's? Mine's a bit messy and I want to see if the electrical layout is similar to anyone…

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dojrude
Sep 09, 2016 4:56 pm
TG33
TG33
9 September 2016

Ben Trager Homes – Ocean Road Estate

Ben Trager Homes – Ocean Road Estate
WA
1 ... 37, 38, 39

Thank you! Who did you build with? Have you moved in yet? Aww - I'm sure I'll see you down the park with our boisterous boxers…

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TG33
Sep 09, 2016 4:48 pm
Manhattanone
Manhattanone
9 September 2016

Anyone building in Eagles Nest Estate Wadalba?

Anyone building in Eagles Nest Estate Wadalba?
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Welcome!! My husband trent and I are on 617! There is a Facebook page that lots from the estate have joined, where we are sharing everything, it's called eagles nest…

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Manhattanone
Sep 09, 2016 11:18 am
jvstnholl
jvstnholl
9 September 2016

What Dulux colour for ceiling, skirting, etc

What Dulux colour for ceiling, skirting, etc
NSW

Thanks so like normal strength for walls then half strength for skirting etc Thanks so much for your hep

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jvstnholl
Sep 09, 2016 5:42 am
jvstnholl
toy12a
toy12a
8 September 2016

Metricon - Making Color Changes?

Metricon - Making Color Changes?

Then if you change it after the signed variation they charge you an admin fee

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toy12a
Sep 08, 2016 10:21 pm
terri78
terri78
8 September 2016

We are building our first home Amalfi 528 - Mainvue!!

We are building our first home Amalfi 528 - Mainvue!!
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hi I am hoping you are still on this forum. We have just started the process to build the Amalfi 528 and your thread is the only one I could find as most people usually…

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terri78
Sep 08, 2016 11:47 am
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
8 September 2016

Help from a sparky please re metreing

Help from a sparky please re metreing
NSW

Hi Long time all!! It has emerged out electrician completed the connection application without discussing different types of metres available to us. We assumed…

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Leksie5000
Sep 08, 2016 9:32 am
PerryFamily
PerryFamily
8 September 2016

Mayfield/Livingston/Parks Edge/Grow estates

Mayfield/Livingston/Parks Edge/Grow estates
VIC

This is such a great page to bring everyone together. It's horrible that people even consider breaking into someone's house. This was one of my biggest concerns being a…

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PerryFamily
Sep 08, 2016 6:21 am
Altrove
Altrove
7 September 2016

Elara or Altrove Schofields Owner builder

Elara or Altrove Schofields Owner builder
NSW

Hi, I am planning as owner builder in Altrove, Schofields Jan 2017. If anyone else in Marsden Park or Stockland Elara or Altrove to share information please keep in touch.…

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Altrove
Sep 07, 2016 3:26 pm
Altrove
tamamontu
tamamontu
7 September 2016

Fiberglass pool installation in perth

Fiberglass pool installation in perth
WA

I was doing some research on pool cover and roller. So far what i have read is a pool cover Ausi made with 500micron (i guess thickness) is well suited for Perth…

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tamamontu
Sep 07, 2016 3:20 pm

I would just like to get an opinion as to what I should do with a few developments that have just came to light regarding my build. Sorry for starting a new thread, but I…

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sawtelljai
Sep 07, 2016 12:19 pm
caitnkase
caitnkase
6 September 2016

Fencing ideas please!

Fencing ideas please!

Hi All, wanting some help with some ideas for fencing. We are on a corner block and are not allowed and metal fencing. We love the look of the merbau fencing but not the…

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caitnkase
Sep 06, 2016 7:58 pm
caitnkase


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