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sunrays
sunrays
25 August 2016

Help! Builder has changed window suppliers

Help! Builder has changed window suppliers
VIC

Do not accept and sign the variation and see what option they give you

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sunrays
Aug 25, 2016 9:47 pm
Alessia
Alessia
25 August 2016

Building with Ventura Homes - Como WA

Building with Ventura Homes - Como WA
WA

Hi Dan, The showroom was fine, nothing that stands out though. I would not base my decision on which builder to choose based on this element. We did not do any…

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Alessia
Aug 25, 2016 5:56 pm
Alessia
shibuya
shibuya
25 August 2016

New build Inspection for SE MEL

New build Inspection for SE MEL
VIC

Hi All, Need some help in selecting a build inspector for my new build in SE, currently undecided between darbecca and budget reports. I have heard alot of positives for…

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shibuya
Aug 25, 2016 3:21 pm
KLB
KLB
25 August 2016

New home electric work builder vs your own sparky

New home electric work builder vs your own sparky
QLD

We just did the downlights. We figured by the time we had our own sparky come back and change them all over we wouldn't save much if anything. We were lucky we were able…

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KLB
Aug 25, 2016 11:56 am
KLB
me786
me786
25 August 2016

Footpath damaged, Water Meter Stolen during construction

Footpath damaged, Water Meter Stolen during construction
WA

Sorry to hear about the break in. The loss should be covered by the builder as your home is not yet delivered.

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me786
Aug 25, 2016 10:54 am
kron
kron
25 August 2016

Suffolk Park Estate - Caversham, WA

Suffolk Park Estate - Caversham, WA
WA
1, 2, 3

A few on the street did, I just put a solid panel up myself and will probably put a gate in later on. Which house are you? Are you on the corner of Topsham and Langdon loop?

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kron
Aug 25, 2016 12:33 am

i haven't log in back to homeone for a long time so to follow up what i feel to live here, here's my opinion 1. after 1 year rivergum house had handed over, they never…

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frozenkuku
Aug 24, 2016 11:06 pm
frozenkuku
kyles22
kyles22
24 August 2016

Building the Hadley - Benson Facade with Adenbrook West Bris

Building the Hadley - Benson Facade with Adenbrook West Bris
QLD

Hi, I was reading your post and wondering how your build went? We are considering building the Hadley also through Adenbrook but in the country. Any info and pics you…

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kyles22
Aug 24, 2016 9:11 pm
turumakina
turumakina
24 August 2016

Plantation Homes (Queensland)

Plantation Homes (Queensland)
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

It's $23 for installation of owner supplied lights. $75 is for a new light point.

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turumakina
Aug 24, 2016 5:49 pm
Ains
Ains
24 August 2016

Home Build

Home Build
WA
1 ... 36, 37, 38

Hi Mandy, Highbury homes is one of the builders we are looking at. Did you go through Highbury or the Mygen division of Highbury? Thinking that with our budget, My gen…

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Ains
Aug 24, 2016 4:28 pm
Natalie92
Natalie92
24 August 2016

Home Group WA - WE ARE IN!

Home Group WA - WE ARE IN!
WA
1 ... 70, 71, 72

Hey everyone, has anyone ever used harditex in front of a colourbond fence with texture render or texture paint on to finish? We are looking at it as a much cheaper…

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Natalie92
Aug 24, 2016 3:08 pm
Natalie92
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
24 August 2016

Specification and possibly contract review

Specification and possibly contract review
QLD

Hi pawelpabich, sounds as if you would be best served obtaining the services of a retired builder you trust on an hourly basis. But did you know that most…

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Leonardo_23
Aug 24, 2016 12:50 am
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
24 August 2016

Floor Joist Spacing

Floor Joist Spacing
ACT

Hi planeguy, You will notice a difference... but minor. The flexing in your floor covering will be less... and for floor boards this is more noticeable and is likely to…

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217
Leonardo_23
Aug 24, 2016 12:44 am
meshelf
meshelf
23 August 2016

Our first build! Mirage Homes SA

Our first build! Mirage Homes SA
SA

Hi! Just spotted your post (I'm waiting to build in SA too) so following. :-D Plan looks good! Lots of storage and all the areas looks really spacious. What stage are you…

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203
meshelf
Aug 23, 2016 10:55 pm
deluded
deluded
23 August 2016

Are you building with Alkira?

Are you building with Alkira?
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

on my build the aerated concrete was made by Loxo .. so it is only 50mm thick instead of the Hebel flooring which would have been 75mm thick .. Akira used timber between…

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deluded
Aug 23, 2016 9:32 pm
kristygirlz
kristygirlz
23 August 2016

Building in Austin Lakes

Building in Austin Lakes
WA

Hi is anyone else on here building in Austin Lakes? Or anyone building with WA housing centre in or around Mandurah?

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kristygirlz
Aug 23, 2016 8:52 pm
pjveddergirl
pjveddergirl
23 August 2016

First Home Build - Hickinbotham, Progress Payment Schedule?

First Home Build - Hickinbotham, Progress Payment Schedule?
SA

Hi all, First post here, so I hope I'm in the right section. To bring you up to date, we are subdividing a block of land, and building a custom Hickinbotham home. The…

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pjveddergirl
Aug 23, 2016 8:46 pm
vasmeoz
vasmeoz
23 August 2016

Forced to convert an existing home to underground power

Forced to convert an existing home to underground power
VIC

Hi, We are in the middle of subdividing a property here in outer east of Melbourne and we have hit a bit of a hurdle. We have an existing home at the front of the block…

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vasmeoz
Aug 23, 2016 4:50 pm
arcachon
arcachon
23 August 2016

Can you have different BAL values?

Can you have different BAL values?

Difference in what builders charge for BAL requirements can be fairly big though. Our provisional sum is $6,000 for BAL-19 (likely to be part BAL-12.5) Others I've seen…

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arcachon
Aug 23, 2016 4:20 pm
arcachon
arcachon
23 August 2016

Cost Diffference Of Mortar Colours

Cost Diffference Of Mortar Colours
QLD

Did a search and came across this. Was interested because I've just received a quote on off-white mortar upgrade for $3,200. Always been my understand that the…

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arcachon
Aug 23, 2016 4:18 pm
stephy2457
stephy2457
23 August 2016

Building SIMONDS PALISADE victoria need answers

Building SIMONDS PALISADE victoria need answers
VIC

Hi stephy, just wondering how you went? I've only just come across your thread and am also going to be building the palisade. Build thread:

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stephy2457
Aug 23, 2016 12:20 pm
stephy2457
JS15
JS15
23 August 2016

The Vastu by Impressions

The Vastu by Impressions
WA

Hi All, We're looking at building The Vastu by Impressions in Hammond Grove, just checking on feedback on the finished product?

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JS15
Aug 23, 2016 11:16 am
go.aguilar
go.aguilar
22 August 2016

Mainvue Amalfi 530

Mainvue Amalfi 530
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Love it great plans

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go.aguilar
Aug 22, 2016 11:59 pm
firsttime_homies1401
firsttime_homies1401
22 August 2016

Henley Mercer Q2 photos?

Henley Mercer Q2 photos?
VIC

Hi Rb30et87, Wanted to ask how you went with the Q1 or Q2? We are thinking about the Q2 but there's no displays, only of the Q1.

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firsttime_homies1401
Aug 22, 2016 10:09 pm
firsttime_homies1401
mamakan
mamakan
22 August 2016

Chapman 2 Storey LOCK UP

Chapman 2 Storey LOCK UP
WA
1, 2, 3

12 weeks since lock up and we finally have a PCI date. THIS WEDNESDAY :-D Is there anything I should look out for??? I have a private building inspector so hopefully he…

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mamakan
Aug 22, 2016 10:01 pm
lish87
lish87
22 August 2016

New Home Build - 8Homes or Henley

New Home Build - 8Homes or Henley
VIC

I just found your thread. May I ask who you decided to go with? I am choosing between the two now also

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lish87
Aug 22, 2016 4:40 pm
lish87
Lyndhurst106
Lyndhurst106
22 August 2016

buidling hunter valley with Mcdonald jones homes

buidling hunter valley with Mcdonald jones homes
NSW

Lyndhurst106 replied: Sorry that I cannot answer your questions, but very interested in your dilemma. We have only just signed with mjh and also building in the Hunter.…

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Lyndhurst106
Aug 22, 2016 2:12 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
22 August 2016

Building a house within Livable Housing Design guidelines?

Building a house within Livable Housing Design guidelines?
VIC

The Government's YourHome website has a section on livable & adaptable housing, which you might find useful. http://www.yourhome.gov.au/housing/liva ... able-house Best…

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ddarroch
Aug 22, 2016 11:06 am
Tom2016
Tom2016
22 August 2016

Shoalhaven bordeaux guest beechwood

Shoalhaven bordeaux guest beechwood
NSW

Thanks lileegirl. Have just headed over that way ?

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Tom2016
Aug 22, 2016 10:10 am
Tom2016
jahalim
jahalim
22 August 2016

anyone built or building with bellmarch ?

anyone built or building with bellmarch ?
NSW

Is there anyone who is building with, or has finished his house recently, with Bellmarch homes? Any feedback would be appreciated.

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jahalim
Aug 22, 2016 7:37 am
jasonwg
jasonwg
21 August 2016

What is a reasonable start date?

What is a reasonable start date?
VIC

Agree that's more than reasonable. For some of the volumes the time has pushed out to more than double. Good luck

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jasonwg
Aug 21, 2016 9:07 pm
jasonwg
aniazur
aniazur
21 August 2016

Metricon Bordeaux 39

Metricon Bordeaux 39
NSW
1, 2

Hi Gwu, We are interested in the Bordeaux design and am interested to know where you added the extra room and balcony on the plans and how much it cost?

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aniazur
Aug 21, 2016 4:50 pm
Pikachu7
Pikachu7
21 August 2016

Home Zone - Munster

Home Zone - Munster
WA

Hi jodyanne and Iceprincess-Li ; Can either of you tell me how your build with Homezone went as I am considering them for our build but can't find any reviews.

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Pikachu7
Aug 21, 2016 12:27 am
archetto
archetto
20 August 2016

Kellie's HGWA Build

Kellie's HGWA Build
WA
1 ... 78, 79, 80

Unbelievable!

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archetto
Aug 20, 2016 10:05 pm
archetto
Dearthe1965
Dearthe1965
19 August 2016

Ducted Vacuum owners ... Please help [emoji13]

Ducted Vacuum owners ... Please help [emoji13]
QLD

I prefer this one .. ducted vacuums is an effective way to clean the whole house especially you have a large home. They are quieter and more powerful so its really good…

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Dearthe1965
Aug 19, 2016 2:37 pm
Lyndhurst106
Lyndhurst106
19 August 2016

Electrical standard and upgrades

Electrical standard and upgrades
NSW

Thank you Bashworth. I just bought that $4 guide on your site. Fabulous site.

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Lyndhurst106
Aug 19, 2016 8:12 am
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Wellard2ndTimers
Aug 18, 2016 11:27 pm
Beechworth Bound
Beechworth Bound
18 August 2016

Help with colour schemes

Help with colour schemes
VIC
1, 2

All sorted on Tapatalk now - should make it easier. Ended up going with Jasper roof and gutters, Paperbark Fascia and Monument Windows. Garage door timber look. Will…

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Beechworth Bound
Aug 18, 2016 10:31 pm
Beechworth Bound
MoodyBlue
MoodyBlue
18 August 2016

Building with Metricon-Disappointing

Building with Metricon-Disappointing
VIC

No, not all builders are the same. We went with a large volume builder for our first build and it was awful. For our second build we started the search with the volume…

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MoodyBlue
Aug 18, 2016 9:04 pm
thewoodies
thewoodies
18 August 2016

Dune Garage / Windows light brick

Dune Garage / Windows light brick
VIC

I know the feeling, but I'm sure it will all look great!

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thewoodies
Aug 18, 2016 6:12 pm
thewoodies
Sah81
Sah81
18 August 2016

7.6 acre build in NE Victoria.

7.6 acre build in NE Victoria.
VIC
1, 2

Trees are looking great untidytowns! Was a crap miserable weekend you chose to plant them lol! They will be loving this glorious sunshine were now having. Awesome news…

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Sah81
Aug 18, 2016 5:34 pm
Sah81
Craigasaurus
Craigasaurus
18 August 2016

Getting detailed drawings before contract

Getting detailed drawings before contract
QLD

Yeah there is a real difference between prelims and construct plans. Our drafter charges about $500 for prelims. And up to $5000 for construction drawings.

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Craigasaurus
Aug 18, 2016 2:07 pm
IttyMitty
IttyMitty
18 August 2016

Building with South Gippsland Homes?

Building with South Gippsland Homes?
VIC

We have purchased 1.1 acre in Meeniyan, Vic and are narrowing down our builder choice. The front runner at the moment is South Gippsland Homes, based on both design…

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IttyMitty
Aug 18, 2016 1:51 pm
IttyMitty
jsm009
jsm009
17 August 2016

NO Compressed fibro cement in wetareas??

NO Compressed fibro cement in wetareas??
NSW

They should use fibro sheeting over the top of the yellow tounge flooring

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jsm009
Aug 17, 2016 6:56 pm
Ballu
Ballu
17 August 2016

Anyone using PGH Bricks "Aubergine"??

Anyone using PGH Bricks "Aubergine"??

Please anyone can show Aubergine Bricks photos as we are planning to go with Aubergine Bricks

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Ballu
Aug 17, 2016 6:52 pm
jezzarose
jezzarose
17 August 2016

Building Inspector - Adelaide

Building Inspector - Adelaide
SA

Hi, my house is just about to start being built! We're thinking about hiring a building inspector, and was wondering if anyone can recommend a good one in Adelaide? Also…

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jezzarose
Aug 17, 2016 1:39 pm
powerfamilybuild
powerfamilybuild
17 August 2016

Coral Homes Noosa 26 - Cameron Park

Coral Homes Noosa 26 - Cameron Park
NSW
1 ... 18, 19, 20

All the bedrooms have the plastic door stops that catch and keep them open. Our laundry and door to garage has the larger one to stop it banging but doesn't catch to…

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powerfamilybuild
Aug 17, 2016 12:32 pm
Judage-ge
Judage-ge
17 August 2016

Making a land ready for settlememt

Making a land ready for settlememt
VIC

Thanks for the reply pauldab. I just did a search and its currently at Final Referral Response (Cert) stage. Do you know whats "Final Referral Response (Cert)" is?

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Judage-ge
Aug 17, 2016 11:20 am
Judage-ge


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