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Robzilr
Robzilr
4 October 2016

Avonlee Henley Brook Perth

Avonlee Henley Brook Perth
WA
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Can anyone recommend a fencing contractor, I'm looking at some side gates to reaching from the boundary fence and garage wall. Regards, Rob

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Robzilr
Oct 04, 2016 3:42 pm
Robzilr
voltairevi
voltairevi
4 October 2016

Tarneit Grove Estate, Caraleena drive/wootten road

Tarneit Grove Estate, Caraleena drive/wootten road
VIC

Hi all, I'm keen to hear if anyone has started their build in Tarneit's The Grove estate? Regards, V

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voltairevi
Oct 04, 2016 1:03 pm
Bigblock7
Bigblock7
4 October 2016

Everything Acreage (NSW)

Everything Acreage (NSW)
NSW

Check out Marksman - long time builders in the Illawarra, and a friend was extremely happy with their build in Renwick. They were very flexible and reasonable with design…

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Bigblock7
Oct 04, 2016 10:06 am
Bigblock7
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lilyzhou
Oct 04, 2016 9:00 am
lilyzhou
ms_prez
ms_prez
4 October 2016

Our forever home stakehill

Our forever home stakehill
WA
1, 2

Your colour choices look great. Love the feature tile. Looking forward to following your build.

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ms_prez
Oct 04, 2016 1:40 am
ms_prez
bashworth
bashworth
3 October 2016

Metricon VIC - 5% deposit

Metricon VIC - 5% deposit
VIC

It is normal for you to pay a couple of thousand early as an initial deposit so that a survey and geotech investigation can be done. Your next payment then is at the…

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bashworth
Oct 03, 2016 7:46 pm
bashworth
Ian8421
Ian8421
3 October 2016

Phone/Internet connection of KDR in established area

Phone/Internet connection of KDR in established area
VIC

We are doing a KDR in an establish suburb eastern melbourne, where overhead powerline, phone & internet cable are everywhere... I have the builder provisioned the conduit…

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Ian8421
Oct 03, 2016 2:23 pm
mansawant
mansawant
2 October 2016

Everyday Homes Builder

Everyday Homes Builder
1, 2, 3

Hi we are building with Everyday Homes and are in touch with a couple more families who are building with them too. In exchanging our experiences we find all of us are…

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mansawant
Oct 02, 2016 9:46 pm
sjw41
sjw41
2 October 2016

St John's Wood Estate, Mount Claremont WA

St John's Wood Estate, Mount Claremont WA
WA

Hi everyone, anyone else building in St John's Wood Estate in Mount Claremont?

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sjw41
Oct 02, 2016 1:41 am
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Brett_d
Oct 01, 2016 11:27 pm
ItalianGal
ItalianGal
1 October 2016

TILING....Rectangle or Square????

TILING....Rectangle or Square????
NSW
1, 2

These days...nothing's cheap!!! Unfortunately

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ItalianGal
Oct 01, 2016 5:56 pm
ItalianGal
andyboiii
andyboiii
1 October 2016

Simonds Modified Palisade - Brentwood Forest - Frame is up!!

Simonds Modified Palisade - Brentwood Forest - Frame is up!!
QLD
1 ... 16, 17, 18

such a cool thread! I'm thinking of either going with the Palisade and the high ceiling or the Bolton with the high ceiling. Bolton MAY be too much for me in terms of…

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andyboiii
Oct 01, 2016 5:05 pm
andyboiii
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andyboiii
Oct 01, 2016 4:42 pm
andyboiii
jvstnholl
jvstnholl
1 October 2016

What brand switches and PP does your builder provide as stan

What brand switches and PP does your builder provide as stan
NSW

Just wondering what your builders provide as standard? And do use normally upgrade them?

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jvstnholl
Oct 01, 2016 4:09 pm
jvstnholl
TamDear18
TamDear18
1 October 2016

Building Permit for Retaining Wall

Building Permit for Retaining Wall
WA

Hi there, We are due to get our keys in the next 10days and are in the process of locking in trades for final services which we will do after handover. We are building a…

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TamDear18
Oct 01, 2016 11:06 am
TamDear18
Joker
Joker
30 September 2016

Stainless steel v marine grade stainless steel for outdoor

Stainless steel v marine grade stainless steel for outdoor
QLD

Marine grade generally for outdoors and wont rust, stainless steel for indoors where no water gets to it have seen plenty of rusty stainless steel marks on this type of…

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Joker
Sep 30, 2016 11:22 pm
howieman
howieman
30 September 2016

Requesting treated timber warranty from builder

Requesting treated timber warranty from builder
QLD

Hi guys I am currently building a new home and it is near completion. As a variation and added cost, I requested Hyne T2 timber to be used for the frame and trusses. I…

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155
howieman
Sep 30, 2016 11:03 pm
deepugjacob
deepugjacob
30 September 2016

Savannah 34 with Metricon

Savannah 34 with Metricon
NSW

Hi all I am new to this forum and I am very close to signing a contract with Metricon to build Savannah 34 at Cherrybrook NSW. Any suggestions or advice that I need to…

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deepugjacob
Sep 30, 2016 7:49 pm
newwyhouse2233
newwyhouse2233
30 September 2016

Anyone built with hotondo homes in newcastle or portstephen

Anyone built with hotondo homes in newcastle or portstephen
NSW

Has anyone built with hotondo with either the newcastle or portstephens group? Have read some mixed reviews, we are looking at them as they may be able to custome design…

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newwyhouse2233
Sep 30, 2016 1:43 pm
Dreambuild12
Dreambuild12
30 September 2016

Redoing the mcdonald jones kitchen after handover

Redoing the mcdonald jones kitchen after handover
NSW

Local kitchen company's in Newcastle and the hunter valley I would recommend both Hunter Kitchen King and Valley Kitchens. I have used both and have both produced an…

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Dreambuild12
Sep 30, 2016 8:26 am
Karini Castle1
Karini Castle1
30 September 2016

Anyone building in Caversham WA

Anyone building in Caversham WA
WA

Hi all This is my very first post but found the forum through Google and have been sweeping over it for a couple of days Anyway My partner and I are wanting to build in…

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Karini Castle1
Sep 30, 2016 5:27 am
cant decide
cant decide
29 September 2016

Small backyard

Small backyard
SA

Pinterest

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cant decide
Sep 29, 2016 7:07 pm
MrCat
MrCat
29 September 2016

Plumbing in slab or wall?

Plumbing in slab or wall?

Thanks for that shellby. I've noticed that about windows - there seems to be only a small increase in price the larger you get. Not sure if it's different where you are,…

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MrCat
Sep 29, 2016 1:26 pm
Ryalls_first_build
Ryalls_first_build
28 September 2016

Coral Homes - Longreach 33 - Clarence Town

Coral Homes - Longreach 33 - Clarence Town
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Fantastic news Boatfalls!! So happy you are happy with tour house. Thanks for sharing your journey!! Feel free to give us some moved in shots once your settled

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Ryalls_first_build
Sep 29, 2016 12:01 am
Ryalls_first_build
Kristy1234
Kristy1234
28 September 2016

Look Homes Sunshine Coast

Look Homes Sunshine Coast
QLD

Has anyone built with Look homes?

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Kristy1234
Sep 28, 2016 11:23 pm
Kristy1234
Kristy1234
28 September 2016

Morcraft or Look in Queensland?

Morcraft or Look in Queensland?
QLD

Has anyone built with Morcraft or Look? I cannot find any information online from other customers. What was your experience like? We have no idea with what builder to go…

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Kristy1234
Sep 28, 2016 11:08 pm
mrspottymouth
mrspottymouth
28 September 2016

Caddens Meadow Estate at Claremont Meadows

Caddens Meadow Estate at Claremont Meadows
NSW
1, 2

Wow cash option! I hope everything works out for you guys. We received our CDC approval last week. I will be having a meeting next week with EBH to sign final price and…

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mrspottymouth
Sep 28, 2016 10:40 pm
Daz_
Daz_
28 September 2016

FHBD - Vista estate, Singleton (All moved in!)

FHBD - Vista estate, Singleton (All moved in!)
WA
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Ozwest fencing. They were reasonable on price and have done a tidy job

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Daz_
Sep 28, 2016 9:17 pm
Daz_
Will_e_chuck
Will_e_chuck
28 September 2016

steel framed 'shed' home - first time builder.

steel framed 'shed' home - first time builder.
NSW

thank you for the tips, exactly what i need to know! :) nice block by the way, would love it all green like that!

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Will_e_chuck
Sep 28, 2016 7:04 pm
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Oninon
Sep 28, 2016 6:22 pm

Hello fellow renovators. I recently saw this house & land for sale, and was interested in it as it's being offered "as is" ad I wondered firstly, if this house would be…

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RDH001
Sep 28, 2016 6:14 pm
pauldab
pauldab
28 September 2016

BOQ homeloan

BOQ homeloan
NSW

Plus if you don't want to actually use the card, don't activate it. My ANZ loan come with one and I am much the same as you with respect to credit vs debit cards. My…

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pauldab
Sep 28, 2016 12:44 pm
Nyan
Nyan
28 September 2016

colorbond loft render

colorbond loft render
WA

It was one of the options with the interior designer before prestart - I don't know the technical side of it.

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Nyan
Sep 28, 2016 12:29 pm
PerthAussie2014
PerthAussie2014
28 September 2016

Impressions vs Dreamstart

Impressions vs Dreamstart
WA

Hey there, We built with Dreamstart and moved into our house a year ago. The build was easy and fast but I had an efficient and friendly Site Supervisor and I understand…

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PerthAussie2014
Sep 28, 2016 11:17 am
bluebabybear
bluebabybear
27 September 2016

Bright Homes Constructions

Bright Homes Constructions
1, 2

Please stay away from this builder. No communication whatsoever (customer have to keep calling until giving up) False promise - even though got it in writing Slow in…

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bluebabybear
Sep 27, 2016 9:05 pm
cant decide
cant decide
27 September 2016

Easement Query

Easement Query
NSW

Can you post the full picture of the developers engineering plans? I'm pretty sure that you have a 1.5m easement at the back of your block(dotted line) but I'm not an…

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cant decide
Sep 27, 2016 7:04 pm
TaraDog
TaraDog
27 September 2016

I have to raise my house 1.8m! is this even possibly True ?

I have to raise my house 1.8m! is this even possibly True ?
NSW
1, 2, 3

I'm not technical, but Ryde Council has Flood Maps. They use to be on their website, but I can't seem to find them these days. I know they are available if you go in to…

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TaraDog
Sep 27, 2016 6:45 pm
TaraDog
Michelle
Michelle
27 September 2016

Are you building or renovating?

Are you building or renovating?
NSW

October specials - Book now so you don't miss out.:) email - michelle@denovovoncepts.com Website:

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Michelle
Sep 27, 2016 7:54 am
Michelle
Simmybella
Simmybella
26 September 2016

Development Time Frame

Development Time Frame

I hate the untitled land business...we are also waiting for titles and they can't give a date...Land should be good to go then and there before they sell...it's so frustrating!!

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Simmybella
Sep 26, 2016 6:46 pm
Simmybella
Lexi64
Lexi64
26 September 2016

Interim Occupancy Certificate freaking out!

Interim Occupancy Certificate freaking out!
NSW

Hi, First time building and we "were" very close to handover. After calling the council though to see whats holding us up from our interim occupancy certificate I found…

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Lexi64
Sep 26, 2016 2:39 pm
melobious
melobious
26 September 2016

New Home Build - Tips & Suggestions Welcome!

New Home Build - Tips & Suggestions Welcome!
SA

Hi, we are also looking at dechelis! Did you end up signing with them?

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melobious
Sep 26, 2016 2:33 pm
bpratt
bpratt
26 September 2016

Fencing dilemma

Fencing dilemma
QLD

50% of the cost of a standard fence for the area.... on rural acreage that could be a 3 strand barbed wire fence... in other areas is could be a 100mm post and rail with…

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bpratt
Sep 26, 2016 12:25 pm
needsausername
needsausername
26 September 2016

Building in the Southern Highlands

Building in the Southern Highlands
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Kez - have you got any pics to share? How are you finding your house, floorplan etc now you've been in for a while :)

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needsausername
Sep 26, 2016 11:18 am
needsausername


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