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Allrisk
Allrisk
8 December 2016

Granny Flat Building Cost - Break Down

Granny Flat Building Cost - Break Down
NSW

Hi, I'm sorry I can't be much help on the costing you've got so far, but I did notice you haven't yet budgeted for the insurance that owner-builders require. I'm happy to…

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Allrisk
Dec 08, 2016 7:11 pm
Allrisk
Lexh
Lexh
8 December 2016

Single phase 2 zone air con day/night

Single phase 2 zone air con day/night
NSW

Hi all, the above is standard with our builder. We are building a single storey 4 bedder. Could people who have it share their experience please? Husband is thinking of…

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Lexh
Dec 08, 2016 6:18 pm
Lexh
Cavalia
Cavalia
8 December 2016

Williams Landing

Williams Landing
VIC

Welcome. The cert should come through by the time ur builder settles. Who u building with and where abts are you on Elmstead?

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Cavalia
Dec 08, 2016 3:55 pm
hevmal
hevmal
8 December 2016

HGWA - The Riviera - Karnup Our First Home

HGWA - The Riviera - Karnup Our First Home
WA
1, 2

Aztecher how's your build? All finished? X

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hevmal
Dec 08, 2016 12:42 pm
Craigasaurus
Craigasaurus
7 December 2016

Plumbing provisions $$?

Plumbing provisions $$?
WA

1500 + 2000 plus the sinks. As a guesstimate.

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Craigasaurus
Dec 07, 2016 8:09 pm
EN710
EN710
7 December 2016

Luxury Vinyl Planks - Godfrey Hirst

Luxury Vinyl Planks - Godfrey Hirst
WA

I installed a 5mm Luxury Vinyl plank (not hybrid) in one property before. They are supposedly very durable and water resistant supply and install at $65persqm - with that…

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EN710
Dec 07, 2016 5:35 pm
Harmony Hill
Harmony Hill
7 December 2016

Newbie

Newbie
NSW

Thanks guys, it's our 2nd build. The first was 20 years ago, we were a little shocked at the cost these days!!!

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Harmony Hill
Dec 07, 2016 11:52 am
PEARZ
PEARZ
7 December 2016

MainVue homes

MainVue homes
VIC

Lol for some reason it won't let me paste the link.https://www.facebook.com/groups/1624595 ... 184486607/ Go to fb, type a search for Henley/Mainvue/Plantation and…

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PEARZ
Dec 07, 2016 11:30 am
PEARZ
Marshall5858
Marshall5858
7 December 2016

Building the Turin with Simonds in SA

Building the Turin with Simonds in SA
SA
1, 2, 3

I think I prefer either side, sometimes you want to only partially block out the window and it's nice to have the option of which side

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Marshall5858
Dec 07, 2016 11:01 am
Melos
Melos
6 December 2016

Pool and house approval at the same time?

Pool and house approval at the same time?
NSW

Hi guys, We are about to do a knock down rebuild and put in a pool. The building company wants us to do our da for the house and then put in a cdc for the pool is this the…

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Melos
Dec 06, 2016 7:48 pm
nikil
nikil
6 December 2016

Knock down rebuild steps - PD

Knock down rebuild steps - PD
VIC

Hi, we are also doing a KDR with PD, although the block we bought the house was already knocked down so we just have to clear it etc as it was done by the previous owner!…

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nikil
Dec 06, 2016 1:19 pm

Just a quick update Our driveway was finally outed last week and landscaping has started. We decided in the end on leveling the back yard but found someone a lot…

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leeleh
Dec 06, 2016 8:10 am
BuildingBerries
BuildingBerries
5 December 2016

Anyone building McLaren Alfresco by Statesman in Adelaide?

Anyone building McLaren Alfresco by Statesman in Adelaide?
SA

Hi there, We are in the process of building with Statesman also. We are building a slightly modified Willaston. We had our roof put on today!! So far I'd say we are very…

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BuildingBerries
Dec 05, 2016 10:06 pm
BuildingBerries
pauldab
pauldab
5 December 2016

Where to get Samples of various products

Where to get Samples of various products
NSW

Most manufacturers will send samples at little to no cost. Just head to their website and check it all out. For our build I got free samples from Caesarstone, Laminex (&…

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pauldab
Dec 05, 2016 8:55 pm
red15
red15
5 December 2016

Strangest things you have found when building your home

Strangest things you have found when building your home
NT

We did a knockdown and found a few interesting things in the old house, including about 30 tyres (with two full sets of mag wheels) and an ancient box of udder soap in the…

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red15
Dec 05, 2016 6:31 pm
Serena80
Serena80
5 December 2016

Small Laundry Upgrade

Small Laundry Upgrade
QLD

Hi everyone, I'm in beginning stages of Finding my Builder to build my small 4/2/1 home and I was wanting to know if anyone has upgraded the standard Laundry to one with a…

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Serena80
Dec 05, 2016 3:41 pm
jBoz
jBoz
5 December 2016

Has anyone used WindSpray Colorbond with Glenfern Brick?

Has anyone used WindSpray Colorbond with Glenfern Brick?
VIC

Thanks for the reply guys! and sorry for the late response.. Didnt receive any notifcation. Houseandhorse, do you by chance have any photos of your glenfern and basalt…

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jBoz
Dec 05, 2016 11:56 am
Sutherland484
Sutherland484
5 December 2016

Pre DA what does it really tell you likely with Vogue homes

Pre DA what does it really tell you likely with Vogue homes
NSW

We ended up going with Champion homes. Initial plans drawn up, so hopefully can get through council.

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Sutherland484
Dec 05, 2016 11:18 am
TheTenant
TheTenant
5 December 2016

Anyone knows what sort of rendered wall is this? (Photo-Vid)

Anyone knows what sort of rendered wall is this? (Photo-Vid)

Thanks! Would you also be able to let me know where I could buy it? Bunnings? Mitre 10? ...

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TheTenant
Dec 05, 2016 8:09 am
stinger01
stinger01
5 December 2016

Anyone built with Dechellis in SA

Anyone built with Dechellis in SA
SA

This is belated but appreciate the replies everyone! scottdreams88, how has your ongoing experience with Oakford been? I think I'll consider getting in touch with…

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stinger01
Dec 05, 2016 12:04 am

Ensuite Second bathroom

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JKro
Dec 04, 2016 11:55 pm
JKro
arman20_08
arman20_08
4 December 2016

Land Leveling/ Landscaping new house

Land Leveling/ Landscaping new house
VIC

Thanks for all the replies everyone i really appreciate it. Still cant figure out the pictures. Thank front yeard lools great!! Hope i get a result even half as good

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arman20_08
Dec 04, 2016 8:10 pm
NicMac03
NicMac03
4 December 2016

Coral Homes - Noosa 25

Coral Homes - Noosa 25
NSW
1 ... 27, 28, 29

Loving your place, everything looks lovely. You have done a great job, enjoy your wonderful home :)

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NicMac03
Dec 04, 2016 8:09 pm
katmeow01
katmeow01
4 December 2016

Custom Build SA, sloping block

Custom Build SA, sloping block
SA

Hi Threes, How is your build progress going? We have just this week signed for a block in Blackwood Park with a similar slope to yours. We previously had a contract on a…

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katmeow01
Dec 04, 2016 8:30 am
Prickles
Prickles
4 December 2016

Wet area tiling issues

Wet area tiling issues
QLD

Hey all Building a new house on the Gold Coast with Plantation Homes and hand over is in 2 weeks. We have some issues with the wet area tiling though and had a few…

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Prickles
Dec 04, 2016 7:58 am
Kpatto1
Kpatto1
4 December 2016

Glenrock estate picton

Glenrock estate picton
NSW

Anyone building in Glenrock estate at Picton?

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Kpatto1
Dec 04, 2016 6:47 am
Oninon
Oninon
3 December 2016

Metricon Eaves extenstion to 600 - cost

Metricon Eaves extenstion to 600 - cost
VIC

I was able to find the price of Eaves. For 450 mm eaves it is $55 Lm. For 650 mm it is $71 Lm. So when you increase from 450mm to 600mm there is an additional charge of…

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Oninon
Dec 03, 2016 11:47 pm
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leelee116
Dec 03, 2016 8:56 pm
mich1
mich1
2 December 2016

Lexington Belle Q1 vs Amalfi 632

Lexington Belle Q1 vs Amalfi 632
VIC

I like both, but would go for the Lexington because of the extra room (study)

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mich1
Dec 02, 2016 8:52 pm
mich1
wizardlee
wizardlee
2 December 2016

No more p class slabs

No more p class slabs
VIC

Hi all Starting out on our build journey. Currently in quote process with custom builders but also exploring volume builder option. Speaking to volume builder about site…

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wizardlee
Dec 02, 2016 10:16 am
maddisonjean
maddisonjean
1 December 2016

Fixed Site Costs vs Post Soil Test Costs

Fixed Site Costs vs Post Soil Test Costs
VIC

go with fixed. I was told I had fixed at $12000 but hadn't signed a contract. Now it is $22000 :(

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maddisonjean
Dec 01, 2016 4:12 pm
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MJT
Dec 01, 2016 12:30 am
altair
altair
30 November 2016

Who else have problem with Sulja Homes?

Who else have problem with Sulja Homes?
VIC
1, 2

If anyone wants to contact Ondrei Sulja.

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altair
Nov 30, 2016 10:59 pm
altair
kiwiinmelbourne
kiwiinmelbourne
30 November 2016

Sloping block / multi level homes

Sloping block / multi level homes
VIC

Thanks, yep we know them well. Top quality work - wouldn't be too many better builders about. I'm after some different builders. LP is just outside our budget. Cheers

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kiwiinmelbourne
Nov 30, 2016 10:36 pm
Corinda dream 2016
Corinda dream 2016
30 November 2016

Builder recommendations for Corinda (Brisbane)

Builder recommendations for Corinda (Brisbane)
QLD
1, 2, 3

Oh what a great idea! We will be there. Thanks for the heads up ☺

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Corinda dream 2016
Nov 30, 2016 9:08 pm

The stages should be described accurately in the contract document so you can refer to it when confirming the payments. Here is the extract from our HIA (Vic) contract…

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pauldab
Nov 30, 2016 8:57 pm
iverson_iii
iverson_iii
30 November 2016

Rawson Seaview 36: Practical Completion Date - 11/3/16 (Syd)

Rawson Seaview 36: Practical Completion Date - 11/3/16 (Syd)
NSW
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Thanks guys! Over the moon on all fronts but especially with the new edition to the family. Still so many projects to take on... alfresco and porch tiling, veggie patch,…

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iverson_iii
Nov 30, 2016 7:37 pm
pauldab
pauldab
30 November 2016

Location of plumbing (taps etc)

Location of plumbing (taps etc)
NSW

Yep, get everything down on the plan, don't wait to discuss things with the SS once building has begun.

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pauldab
Nov 30, 2016 6:52 pm
nicoledee
nicoledee
30 November 2016

Myponga Build - Statesman Homes - KEYS!!!

Myponga Build - Statesman Homes - KEYS!!!
SA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Thank you so much for documenting your experience! We have just received our colour selections book from Statesman and we are totally impressed with the standard…

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nicoledee
Nov 30, 2016 2:15 pm

This is my zero lot boundary As you can see, my garage wall acts as a "fence" for the neighbour. Their gate return stops at my garage wall. The dividing fence then…

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vonsta76
Nov 30, 2016 10:33 am
vonsta76
maddisonjean
maddisonjean
30 November 2016

Site costs for H1 soil- Marshall, Victoria

Site costs for H1 soil- Marshall, Victoria
VIC

Received a breakdown of the site costs Site costs: $10258 Survey: $1000 H2 slab: $4522 13 piers (salesperson told me one?): $2227 Drains/silt pits: $2185

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maddisonjean
Nov 30, 2016 10:22 am
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luca.321
Nov 30, 2016 7:31 am
Jamielv
Jamielv
29 November 2016

Our custom build among the gum trees in Mundoolun Queensland

Our custom build among the gum trees in Mundoolun Queensland
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Wow! Pool looks sooo good!!! Amazing huge house and love the garden hehe

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Jamielv
Nov 29, 2016 8:16 pm
Jamielv
dougang287
dougang287
29 November 2016

Help please! Grout colours for Alto Ash and Eggshell tiles

Help please! Grout colours for Alto Ash and Eggshell tiles
VIC

I want Alto Ash tiles for flooring and now see they are in the red range - not the gold and silver range so means more $$$$ Far out - wondering if there is something…

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dougang287
Nov 29, 2016 7:59 pm
iverson_iii
iverson_iii
29 November 2016

KDR with Rawson Homes - The Edge 39 - HANDOVER 26/9/16

KDR with Rawson Homes - The Edge 39 - HANDOVER 26/9/16
NSW
1 ... 27, 28, 29

That's great to know! Watering is key I guess and the more the better by the looks of it.

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iverson_iii
Nov 29, 2016 2:32 pm
Emg
Emg
29 November 2016

Building a new house

Building a new house
VIC

Hi has any one built with Advance homes in Torquay vic. I can't find any info or reviews on them.

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Emg
Nov 29, 2016 1:18 pm
sco77k
sco77k
29 November 2016

Ridiculous time frame for Sydney Water approval

Ridiculous time frame for Sydney Water approval
NSW

Hi everyone, has anyone had any issues with getting a Sydney Water approval in order to get your construction certificate? Our house was approved by our council on 12th…

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sco77k
Nov 29, 2016 11:43 am
sco77k
Glenaire396 SE
Glenaire396 SE
29 November 2016

Building Glenaire with Fairhaven Homes

Building Glenaire with Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

I really love the Glenaire too Whitefresh and haven't changed too much to the floor plan but have done lots of window changes , which adds to the costs... It's a headache…

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Glenaire396 SE
Nov 29, 2016 1:15 am

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