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ANG009
ANG009
26 June 2016

Alph & Ruth's first build in Piara Waters.

Alph & Ruth's first build in Piara Waters.
WA

Thanks. Hope your build has gone as smoothly as ours!! ::lol::

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ANG009
Jun 26, 2016 9:48 pm
Dee80
Dee80
26 June 2016

Coolum 24 Modified - Coral

Coolum 24 Modified - Coral
NSW
1, 2

Hi, how is your build going? We are also building the Coolum24 would love to see how your build is progressing!

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Dee80
Jun 26, 2016 8:57 pm
Dee80
jelbell55
jelbell55
26 June 2016

Forever home on 5 acres - Keys, painting & pics!

Forever home on 5 acres - Keys, painting & pics!
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hope you are enjoying the new home. Everything looks beautiful, i especially love you kitchen :)

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jelbell55
Jun 26, 2016 4:55 pm
WifeofHunza
WifeofHunza
26 June 2016

Our Brisbane Barkly Build - Post handover: bookshelf

Our Brisbane Barkly Build - Post handover: bookshelf
QLD
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Hi, I have been following on it the background, thank you for sharing your build story. Just had to comment what a fun and fantastic idea the colours behind the…

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WifeofHunza
Jun 26, 2016 4:43 pm
WifeofHunza
aloenyx
aloenyx
26 June 2016

Builder referee questions

Builder referee questions
ACT

I would ask about communication and responsiveness, it's the most frustrating thing dealing with my builder, but everyone I asked about them thought they were brill.…

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aloenyx
Jun 26, 2016 4:06 pm
aloenyx
dxn
dxn
25 June 2016

Building in Spring Farm (Parkview) Section5B Corbett Close

Building in Spring Farm (Parkview) Section5B Corbett Close
NSW

Hi Mikki_84, Sorry to hear about your anguish. I can understand what you're going through. Yes, I am one of those who bought a land+house package in the stage 5b release.…

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dxn
Jun 25, 2016 9:55 pm
Sriya
Sriya
25 June 2016

Johanna 240 mimosa color selection

Johanna 240 mimosa color selection
VIC

Hi everyone, I am a first home buyer and new to his forum. We have booked with mimosa to build johanna 240 in tarneit. What are the things to look out for in color…

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Sriya
Jun 25, 2016 4:19 pm
Charley
Charley
25 June 2016

Average Timeframe of each stage?

Average Timeframe of each stage?
WA

Our slab went down early April. I'm probably 4 weeks from handover. Depends on the builder. My 2016 build viewtopic.php?t=81011

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Charley
Jun 25, 2016 1:24 pm
pnrp4krb
pnrp4krb
25 June 2016

Anyone building with esperance homes?

Anyone building with esperance homes?
VIC

We are not yet at the build stage with Esperance/Latitude 37 but are due to start construction next month. Fortunately, for us, the pre-site experience has been good. Our…

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pnrp4krb
Jun 25, 2016 10:22 am
Landscape Tanks
Landscape Tanks
24 June 2016

Block Retaining

Block Retaining
QLD

Hello, It sounds like you have a big retaining wall to complete. So I thought I would mention our product that may be of interest. I hope all goes well. Please see…

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Landscape Tanks
Jun 24, 2016 10:08 am
Landscape Tanks
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
23 June 2016

Slab pier question

Slab pier question
TAS

I does not look very scary to me. The steel is light gauge. My understanding is that N12 equates to a 12mm dia bar. This is the minimum sized steel bars that can be used.…

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Beetaloo
Jun 23, 2016 8:48 pm
Beetaloo
oneJohn
oneJohn
23 June 2016

Custom house plans - Size reduction and layout advice?

Custom house plans - Size reduction and layout advice?
TAS

To take 16m2 out of it, I think you're going to need to take a room out. What spaces are there in your current plan that you don't need?

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oneJohn
Jun 23, 2016 10:51 am
oneJohn
eppingman
eppingman
23 June 2016

Is anyone building in Eden gardens epping north?

Is anyone building in Eden gardens epping north?
VIC

Hi arlington. It's almost July but no timeline to register the land. We are eagerly waiting for developer to confirm the timeline as our colour appointment is due now.…

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eppingman
Jun 23, 2016 8:08 am
spearsfamily
spearsfamily
22 June 2016

Build with Webb & Brown-Neaves (WA) - maintenance

Build with Webb & Brown-Neaves (WA) - maintenance
WA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

I drove past your home today by chance! I was looking at a house for sale around the corner. Looks good. Strange you haven't added to the post. Bet you have kids like me!

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spearsfamily
Jun 22, 2016 8:09 pm
spearsfamily
LouR
LouR
22 June 2016

Scribing Skirting

Scribing Skirting
NSW

Hi All, Can I ask is it normal to scribe skirting or is it not done anymore? I know a carpenter who has said that if the skirting isn't scribed at the back as well as…

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LouR
Jun 22, 2016 7:08 pm
Tom2016
Tom2016
22 June 2016

Feeling that price quoted by agent is too much off from Web

Feeling that price quoted by agent is too much off from Web
WA

we just got one of our tenders back close to 60k more. All due to site costs in relation to sloping block having to do split level as well as foreshore requirements. Have…

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Tom2016
Jun 22, 2016 5:45 pm
Tom2016
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
22 June 2016

rebuild knock down

rebuild knock down
VIC

You need to contact your local council, but often there is the possibility of 2 houses on acreage if one is for the manager... you?. There may be a requirement to pull…

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Leonardo_23
Jun 22, 2016 4:36 pm
surja
surja
22 June 2016

Independant home building inspector?

Independant home building inspector?
VIC

Could you please share your professional inspection thank you

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surja
Jun 22, 2016 1:33 pm
mzjska
mzjska
22 June 2016

Ben Trager Build - Annies Landing (Ellenbrook)

Ben Trager Build - Annies Landing (Ellenbrook)
WA
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Hey S-Jade how is your build going? Are you in yet?

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mzjska
Jun 22, 2016 8:45 am
goody59
goody59
22 June 2016

Clipsal Electrical Appointment - advice and general costs?

Clipsal Electrical Appointment - advice and general costs?
NSW

OK you tried. It will all work out well I am sure. Good luck with the build.

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goody59
Jun 22, 2016 5:33 am
goody59
goody59
goody59
22 June 2016

Hills Networx NX 4 alarm upgrade

Hills Networx NX 4 alarm upgrade
VIC

Talk to your builders about that as they organize water, gas, electricity. Phone you can start the procedings as soon as you like as far as I know.

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goody59
Jun 22, 2016 5:32 am
goody59
vinodiyer
vinodiyer
21 June 2016

Anyone building 5 bedroom double storey in Box Hill

Anyone building 5 bedroom double storey in Box Hill
NSW

Hi all We purchased a 450m2 block at the Gables Box Hill in Aug 2015. Wondering if anyone in the group is building a 5 bedroom double storey ? Regards, Vinod

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vinodiyer
Jun 21, 2016 10:47 pm
Lorri
Lorri
21 June 2016

Loungers windows

Loungers windows
TAS

Hi Matty, I think that the glare from outside while looking at the tv would be a pain, do you have a floorplan you can put on so we can see the room layout? Cheers Lorri

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Lorri
Jun 21, 2016 8:23 pm
Lorri
Pink86
Pink86
21 June 2016

Oracle PLatinum Homes

Oracle PLatinum Homes
NSW

We hear you! We are building a few houses over from you. Our door came with the wrong glass so they re ordered it & it came again with the wrong glass!

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Pink86
Jun 21, 2016 7:53 pm
miscbunch
miscbunch
21 June 2016

Knock down and rebuild execution plan

Knock down and rebuild execution plan
VIC

Is there a way to check if a demolition experts is fully licensed to remove asbestos? I got a few quotes and they range between 12k, while others 16k (inc gst).

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miscbunch
Jun 21, 2016 6:58 pm
M+JHillview
M+JHillview
21 June 2016

Building with Pycon in Port Macquarie

Building with Pycon in Port Macquarie
NSW

Hello, Posting to follow. Looking forward to seeing your build progress. Pycon build such beautiful homes. My partner and I built in Kempsey and moved in almost a year…

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M+JHillview
Jun 21, 2016 11:21 am
coolumtang
coolumtang
21 June 2016

Cost suspended concrete slab 1st floor?

Cost suspended concrete slab 1st floor?

Hi I am in the design stage of building a new home on a waterfront block in GC. Ground floor will be concrete slab with block walls. Would prefer suspended concrete for…

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coolumtang
Jun 21, 2016 9:00 am
dreambuildsyd
dreambuildsyd
20 June 2016

interior colour help

interior colour help
NSW

Thank you Tashpaul. I also thought it might be dark.I do not like very pale colours. Love to have a warm colour. Now I'm leaning towards Dulux "Buff it" which is lighter…

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dreambuildsyd
Jun 20, 2016 11:05 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
20 June 2016

Cabinetry Recommendations Perth

Cabinetry Recommendations Perth
WA

If call Wayne from lifestyle wardrobes as its the same concept right? Plus they were much Cheaper than quotes we had from cabinet makers.

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Beazley77
Jun 20, 2016 9:46 pm
Beazley77
archetto
archetto
20 June 2016

Yanchep RedInk build...Keys - and fence!

Yanchep RedInk build...Keys - and fence!
WA
1 ... 102, 103, 104

Hey Mal hopefully you pop back one day with an update :)

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archetto
Jun 20, 2016 9:45 pm
archetto
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
20 June 2016

Installing ceiling before roof covering?

Installing ceiling before roof covering?
WA

Hardiflex lining is installed by the carpenter/roof framer and the roof cladding follows

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 20, 2016 6:05 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Bbjakey1
Bbjakey1
20 June 2016

Building inspector recommendation for Geelong

Building inspector recommendation for Geelong
VIC

We're going with Darbecca for all of the inspections. Lots of good feedback about them on forums etc. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Bbjakey1
Jun 20, 2016 1:46 pm
sebjub
sebjub
20 June 2016

Coral homes - Stradbroke 29 NSW

Coral homes - Stradbroke 29 NSW
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

We are still waiting on about 4 items that coral haven't done, including screens on all our doors, which was a bush fire requirement, hope it gets sorted soon, been over…

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sebjub
Jun 20, 2016 11:35 am
SoftEng
SoftEng
20 June 2016

Building with Eden Brae

Building with Eden Brae
NSW

My house is being built now. If you need further insight into their practices please PM me. I can share my experience which will help you make a decision about EBH.

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SoftEng
Jun 20, 2016 10:31 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
20 June 2016

brick work on new house

brick work on new house
NSW

Questions about building standards belong in the Building Standards; Getting It Right thread. It will be seen by the…

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SaveH2O
Jun 20, 2016 2:21 am
SaveH2O
ak11
ak11
20 June 2016

Building with Ben Trager homes contracts received

Building with Ben Trager homes contracts received
WA

Congrats and welcome to the BT Club Your plan looks great! So many bedrooms!

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ak11
Jun 20, 2016 12:05 am
ak11
Livvy
Livvy
19 June 2016

NBN

NBN
NSW

Hi, we should be moving into our new home some time late August/early September. We have ordered provisioning in the home for NBN and so connecting once in should be…

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Livvy
Jun 19, 2016 5:28 pm

I haven't been active on this thread as I like to be, however here is the latest update: - Slab was poured over two weeks ago (It's funny how the place looks so small all…

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lazybones1987
Jun 19, 2016 11:36 am
lazybones1987
Daz_
Daz_
19 June 2016

What pipe is this?

What pipe is this?
NSW

Looks like a dual check valve and line strainer for mains water. Shouldnt be a problem to move it but I would be a little worried about how much they want to charge you…

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Daz_
Jun 19, 2016 10:28 am
Daz_
budoy
budoy
19 June 2016

Coral Homes Build - Wauchope NSW

Coral Homes Build - Wauchope NSW
NSW
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Old topic, but, more pics please!

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budoy
Jun 19, 2016 10:05 am
Tom2016
Tom2016
19 June 2016

Beechwod Split Level Costs 2.5mt

Beechwod Split Level Costs 2.5mt
NSW

Thanks for the reply Natlyn, we are very keen to get tender been 3 months of waiting lol

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Tom2016
Jun 19, 2016 8:00 am
Tom2016
tarajbrown
tarajbrown
17 June 2016

Greenvale Central stage 1

Greenvale Central stage 1
VIC

Hi, We purchased a bock of land in Greenvale central. Just wondering if anyone else has purchased land in this estate and what you're experiences are?

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tarajbrown
Jun 17, 2016 8:22 pm
tarajbrown
woolly
woolly
17 June 2016

D & D's Henley Monaco- PCI done! Re-inspection Friday 4th!

D & D's Henley Monaco- PCI done! Re-inspection Friday 4th!
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hello D & D Just wondering if you can tell me how your carpet is going? I am interested in the same carpet and would be good to know how it wore? Thanks, Woolly

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woolly
Jun 17, 2016 7:57 pm
vintay68
vintay68
16 June 2016

Anyone building a Metricon Bordeaux?

Anyone building a Metricon Bordeaux?
VIC

Hi windroid, Custom builder are always a little on the high side but can accommodate to what you like to design on. Volume builders are mostly cheaper to start but their…

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vintay68
Jun 16, 2016 6:49 pm
vintay68
jmasood
jmasood
16 June 2016

Mimosa Homes feedback please

Mimosa Homes feedback please
VIC

I have signed up with Mimosa, have created another thread to share my experience. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=80720

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jmasood
Jun 16, 2016 8:22 am
jmasood


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