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klubear
klubear
5 September 2016

My Henley Personal Experience- I am so over it!

My Henley Personal Experience- I am so over it!
VIC
1, 2

I have been in my house for 3 months now.. I absolutely adore it!!! But my opinion of Henley remains the same dealing with the inspectors for Home Assurance. Management…

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klubear
Sep 05, 2016 3:20 pm
klubear
bpratt
bpratt
5 September 2016

Waiting 2min to get hot water in the tap with Chromagen HWS?

Waiting 2min to get hot water in the tap with Chromagen HWS?
VIC

I think if you're going to go to the expense of extra heating of your hot water to a island bench, you might as well go to those special taps that give you water hot…

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591
bpratt
Sep 05, 2016 10:37 am
bletchleybuild
bletchleybuild
5 September 2016

A blue door?? anyone??

A blue door?? anyone??
WA

So i really want a dark blue feature front door, like on many of the the lovely white townhouses in London. Something regal, dark but not so dark it looks black from a…

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bletchleybuild
Sep 05, 2016 12:53 am
linniez88
linniez88
4 September 2016

Building with Casaview Homes

Building with Casaview Homes
NSW

@nathan2015 We have a thread going on Casaview too if you wna head over there and check anything out. It's called "Casaview Homes". No progress shots or anything yet, but…

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linniez88
Sep 04, 2016 11:00 pm
Moggi
Moggi
4 September 2016

Building in Shorehaven, Alkimos with Ideal Homes

Building in Shorehaven, Alkimos with Ideal Homes
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

We've already started shopping . So far we've bought a new leather sofa, new bed and rugs. Can't wait to see it all in place now.

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Moggi
Sep 04, 2016 9:45 pm
Moggi
CustomStirling
CustomStirling
4 September 2016

Sterling custom on 10 acres Adelaide.

Sterling custom on 10 acres Adelaide.
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Congratulations Claypot! We're finished now too, but yet to have our 3 month maintenance. Your house is looking awesome, glad you're happy with it! Enjoy! Building a…

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CustomStirling
Sep 04, 2016 4:54 pm
CustomStirling
Craigasaurus
Craigasaurus
4 September 2016

Supplying your own goods or trades.

Supplying your own goods or trades.
TAS

Pc or ps is like an allowance for certain items. We pc'd a few things like airconditioning, carpets, lighting and tapware, concrete and turf. That way there is an…

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Craigasaurus
Sep 04, 2016 10:51 am
bluesteel
bluesteel
3 September 2016

Dark charcoal tiles - Beaumont

Dark charcoal tiles - Beaumont
NSW

We have belga charcoal a few pics on our thread. Just wanted to chime in and say 8 months later I still love it....we did char ash grout which is slightly lighter but…

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bluesteel
Sep 03, 2016 5:19 pm
bluesteel
spadaforese
spadaforese
3 September 2016

Slab pour help and advice

Slab pour help and advice
VIC

Masterton,or as i call them mastershit,or basterton.

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spadaforese
Sep 03, 2016 3:08 pm
smnb
smnb
3 September 2016

After feed back and suggestions.

After feed back and suggestions.
NSW

Hi! Great concept it has some similarities to one of our concepts the main thing we ended up removing was the wall in front of the entry, i would try and look at a…

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smnb
Sep 03, 2016 12:32 pm
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
3 September 2016

Building a Newstart home in Teviot Downs

Building a Newstart home in Teviot Downs
QLD

Hi Nat. I just found your thread and was wondering how you got on. We have bought an acre in new beith forest estate and are looking at New start. I am keen to hear about…

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Tamara1975
Sep 03, 2016 11:49 am
Craigasaurus
Craigasaurus
2 September 2016

Home building - What's your biggest gripe?

Home building - What's your biggest gripe?
QLD

The seriously low starting price irritates me. Gives naive first home buyers (like myself) unrealistic ideas/expectations. After looking into project Builders we figured…

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Craigasaurus
Sep 02, 2016 9:40 pm
spice girl
spice girl
2 September 2016

Anyone building in Arnolds Creek Estate Melton West

Anyone building in Arnolds Creek Estate Melton West
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hi MrWalker, What stage in Belle Gardens did you purchase? We have a deposit on Stage 8 and awaiting title. Was meant to be end of 2016, and just been advised this…

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spice girl
Sep 02, 2016 8:32 pm
Exodus
Exodus
2 September 2016

Coral Homes Brisbane - expected costs

Coral Homes Brisbane - expected costs
QLD

Hi Gach2, Add 10%-20% depending on what promo you will take and the class of land you have.

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Exodus
Sep 02, 2016 5:45 pm
bank
bank
2 September 2016

What has Beaumont charged you for coloured grout??

What has Beaumont charged you for coloured grout??
NSW

JG King. Compared with other builders we spoke to early on they seem pretty reasonable with upgrades. Surely within a grout range all the colours cost the same. It…

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bank
Sep 02, 2016 2:36 pm
bank
Forg
Forg
2 September 2016

3 Phase power

3 Phase power
NSW

It was included in the cost of our upgraded (at our cost - not a promotion) aircon system, so I can't give exact prices. I was guesstimated $1800 to install a 3-phase…

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272
Forg
Sep 02, 2016 1:23 pm
arodc
arodc
2 September 2016

Building inspections vs engineer inspections

Building inspections vs engineer inspections
QLD

Thanks for the replies and information to date. Leonardo_23 - you refer to a building inspector and building surveyor. One of the reasons for this post is that when I…

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arodc
Sep 02, 2016 1:17 pm
newtoyou
newtoyou
2 September 2016

Estimate to skirt and arc new build

Estimate to skirt and arc new build
VIC

Thanks craigasaurus, we have our builders doing it- they said probably 2 weeks, it seemed a long time to me?

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newtoyou
Sep 02, 2016 12:28 pm
Beechworth Bound
Beechworth Bound
2 September 2016

Beechworth bound

Beechworth bound
VIC

No Sah81 - we're going with rectified tiles for the splash back and the rest are timber look tiles. Will post on the blog when I get a chance. Busy wedding season…

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Beechworth Bound
Sep 02, 2016 9:30 am
Beechworth Bound
bletchleybuild
bletchleybuild
2 September 2016

Anyone got a dark blue/navy blue feature wall?

Anyone got a dark blue/navy blue feature wall?
WA

Bumping in the hopes that someone out there has gone a blue feature wall!!

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194
bletchleybuild
Sep 02, 2016 12:57 am
Reno_girl
Reno_girl
1 September 2016

Ashford home problem with finish of mortar

Ashford home problem with finish of mortar
VIC

Thank you so much for replying to my question and as discussed with you tonight I have forward your details to my friend so hopefully they can get some professional help

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Reno_girl
Sep 01, 2016 10:10 pm
chateau1
chateau1
1 September 2016

tiling advice please!!

tiling advice please!!
WA

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chateau1
Sep 01, 2016 6:59 pm
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Build2016
Aug 31, 2016 7:03 pm
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
31 August 2016

Plantation Bronte, Ormeau Ridge QLD - Post-Handover

Plantation Bronte, Ormeau Ridge QLD - Post-Handover
QLD
1 ... 74, 75, 76

Yeah I'll put up some pics soon :) Need to tidy up first haha :)

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Ilaeria
Aug 31, 2016 3:22 pm
Ilaeria
Morello_2016
Morello_2016
31 August 2016

Better Living Group Melbourne

Better Living Group Melbourne
VIC
1, 2

Hi All, I am currently building with Better Living Group, at Lockup stage now. I happy to share my Experiance with you if interested. Cheers

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Morello_2016
Aug 31, 2016 3:02 pm
Craigasaurus
Craigasaurus
31 August 2016

Facades

Facades
QLD

Unless it's ridiculously extra. It is worth it. You'll get it back in the value of your house. I didn't even ask how much our facade cost as it made our house look awesome.

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Craigasaurus
Aug 31, 2016 1:45 pm
Michndayne
Michndayne
31 August 2016

new home group

new home group
NSW

The broker we used with them we werent a fan. But we got a good home loan through westpac. Didnt get a choice in builder they just told us this builder was the best for…

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Michndayne
Aug 31, 2016 2:59 am
Michndayne
Michndayne
31 August 2016

Harvest homes- newcastle

Harvest homes- newcastle
NSW

Im to build with them in wadalba But seem to be delays getting a start date

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Michndayne
Aug 31, 2016 2:50 am
sunrays
sunrays
30 August 2016

Fairhaven Homes - Riverview

Fairhaven Homes - Riverview
VIC

yes PCI is tentatively mid Sep and handover is end of Sep or first week of Oct at this stage

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sunrays
Aug 30, 2016 10:43 pm
boiselfish
boiselfish
30 August 2016

Our Villa 24 @ Karinya, Point Cook. 3mth Maint. 6mth late!

Our Villa 24 @ Karinya, Point Cook. 3mth Maint. 6mth late!
VIC
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Hey mudassar! Glad such an old blog could help! I must agree some of the sandy color texture did come off the brick after the wash. But it still retains the color we…

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boiselfish
Aug 30, 2016 1:27 pm
Imightbedave
Imightbedave
30 August 2016

Brightwood Baldivis

Brightwood Baldivis
WA

Hi! New to the forum and new to home building. Couldn't find any forums for Brightwood so thought I'd start one! Website: http://www.brightwoodbaldivis.com.au/ This is…

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Imightbedave
Aug 30, 2016 10:41 am
Wellard2ndTimers
Wellard2ndTimers
30 August 2016

Our Halls Head Beach Build

Our Halls Head Beach Build
WA
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Looks amazing! Love the view

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Wellard2ndTimers
Aug 30, 2016 8:19 am
Exodus
Exodus
30 August 2016

Coral Homes Manhattan 25 (Modified to 26) - Jordan Springs

Coral Homes Manhattan 25 (Modified to 26) - Jordan Springs
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hello Pulse123, Your bathroom floor and wall tiles look amazing. Now I know how my beautiful, my floors would look.

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Exodus
Aug 30, 2016 6:47 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
30 August 2016

New House - What upgrade for renting quickly?

New House - What upgrade for renting quickly?
VIC

For the inside, think about the carpet choice and the fridge cavity because fridges come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Many tenants also require storage but there are…

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SaveH2O
Aug 30, 2016 12:11 am
SaveH2O
kel_taylor10
kel_taylor10
29 August 2016

NRG Greenboard

NRG Greenboard
NSW

Hi Just wondering if anyone has built a house using NRG Greenboard? Just wanting thoughts and opinions on it over brick? Thanks heaps!

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kel_taylor10
Aug 29, 2016 8:57 pm
mudassar
mudassar
29 August 2016

Anyone used Boral Nuvo bricks Chino, Mist, Moss, Soft Suede?

Anyone used Boral Nuvo bricks Chino, Mist, Moss, Soft Suede?
VIC

Hi, I saw this post on the forum now. i am building my house and i have choose Boral Mist Bricks as well. The color was good until my builder washed the bricks with Acid.…

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mudassar
Aug 29, 2016 2:37 pm
mudassar
mudassar
29 August 2016

Brick Issues

Brick Issues
NSW

Hi, I saw this post on the forum now. i am building my house and i have choose Boral Mist Bricks as well. The color was good until my builder washed the bricks with Acid.…

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mudassar
Aug 29, 2016 2:32 pm
AmyD
AmyD
29 August 2016

Valley homes

Valley homes
NSW

Anyone with feedback from valley at all?

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AmyD
Aug 29, 2016 1:31 pm
shellby
shellby
29 August 2016

First timers

First timers
SA

It's not normal to insulate internal walls. They will do the garage if not doing the ceiling in there as the garage will heat up and transfer to house - otherwise my house…

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shellby
Aug 29, 2016 10:00 am
shellby
needsausername
needsausername
28 August 2016

Builders in the Shoalhaven nsw

Builders in the Shoalhaven nsw
NSW

Definitely try and talk to Meischa. I've told her that we've recommended someone to her and she will look after you. Definitely let her know the service you received as…

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needsausername
Aug 28, 2016 9:40 pm
needsausername
scattedd
scattedd
28 August 2016

Building with masterton, question on supplying own products

Building with masterton, question on supplying own products
NSW

For instance you can supply your own bath or shower screens but art line kitchens needs to complete the kitchen and bathroom cabinetry ect anything that you supply will…

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164
scattedd
Aug 28, 2016 9:25 pm
nennles
nennles
28 August 2016

North Kellyville / Kellyville - Setback requirements?

North Kellyville / Kellyville - Setback requirements?
NSW

I may be wrong on this, but I think you can pass a wider garage if you call it a "workshop" on the side rather than just part of the garage. Might be worth discussing…

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nennles
Aug 28, 2016 7:44 pm
vincey
vincey
28 August 2016

Somerfield Estate Keysborough

Somerfield Estate Keysborough
VIC
1 ... 117, 118, 119

Hi all, I'm about to purchase a property soon, I'm really interested in Somerfield or Point Cook at the moment, but I heard Somerfield got really slow internet speed,…

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vincey
Aug 28, 2016 7:35 pm

Has anyone built this house? Trying to get ideas on color scheme for the facade!!

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honkytonkie
Aug 28, 2016 12:04 pm
honkytonkie

Hi, we are about to build a house with Metricon & need to finalise colors by tommorow. I'm looking for advice on exterior colors. I'm thinking of having Dune for the…

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honkytonkie
Aug 28, 2016 11:19 am
honkytonkie
Beazley77
Beazley77
28 August 2016

Dulux Natural White fo interior colour ?

Dulux Natural White fo interior colour ?
NSW

Try Pinterest. We have vivid white ceilings and British paints Star White on walls

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Beazley77
Aug 28, 2016 11:02 am
Beazley77
ThomsoA
ThomsoA
27 August 2016

Greenock MkII-Orleana Waters SA (Statesman Homes)

Greenock MkII-Orleana Waters SA (Statesman Homes)
SA

Hi everyone, Finally some good news to report. We engaged with another builder and are doing a custom design with Fairmont. We were extremely impressed with how much…

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ThomsoA
Aug 27, 2016 9:54 pm
Ackee
Ackee
27 August 2016

Glass balcony (not sure which forum to post)

Glass balcony (not sure which forum to post)
VIC
1, 2, 3

While glass can be more expensive than other materials it’s also more durable and more lasting. About a year ago I thought about building pool fencing and wanted to…

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Ackee
Aug 27, 2016 6:47 pm
Ackee


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