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heatherkam
heatherkam
31 May 2016

Playford Alive build - Homestead Sandridge

Playford Alive build - Homestead Sandridge
SA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Looks like a display home, your floors are so shiny!! Have you got roller blinds already installed too? I didn't notice them at first in your alfresco they blend in like…

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heatherkam
May 31, 2016 9:58 pm
heatherkam
Abdull.83
Abdull.83
31 May 2016

Building With MegaCorp Group

Building With MegaCorp Group
NSW
1, 2

Hi All, I apologies for being late due to some personal circumstances. So, tomorrow will be 3 months since MegaCorp started with the building. They now at the lock up…

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Abdull.83
May 31, 2016 5:36 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
31 May 2016

show me your retaining wall

show me your retaining wall
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Yes, the ones that have had decent applications of waterproofing on them. Too often the builders or owners skimp on this and as a result water gets absorbed by the blocks…

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Stewie D
May 31, 2016 9:13 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
31 May 2016

Can you insist on fixed site costs?

Can you insist on fixed site costs?
NSW

I wouldn't believe anything a salesman tells me they are just messengers for the builder. there job is to 1. sell the sizzle in the BBQ and keep well clear of siteworks…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 31, 2016 5:32 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Just3ofus
Just3ofus
30 May 2016

Best rear north aspect floor plan

Best rear north aspect floor plan
NSW

Ddarroch thank you for taking the time to give such a detailed reply. I really appreciate it. The reason we want the garage on the eastern side is because we're adding a…

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Just3ofus
May 30, 2016 2:46 pm
mohit_p
mohit_p
30 May 2016

Building New Home - Jordan Springs - BellRiver

Building New Home - Jordan Springs - BellRiver
NSW

Just got email lot 6021-6147 registered and ready for settlement ! yay!

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mohit_p
May 30, 2016 1:30 pm
Althom
Althom
30 May 2016

Building with Dale Alcock...regrets already

Building with Dale Alcock...regrets already
WA

Have you had the DAH Site Supervisor "look" yet? The one where when you point out a very obvious and very major issue to them they look at you like you're something they…

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Althom
May 30, 2016 10:52 am
Althom
Tooraweena
Tooraweena
30 May 2016

Building with Dale Alcock in Baldivis

Building with Dale Alcock in Baldivis
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

How was your handover? Ours was SO underwhelming and there are still so many outstanding items :(

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Tooraweena
May 30, 2016 10:20 am
Building4my3tots
Building4my3tots
29 May 2016

KDR Epping

KDR Epping
NSW

I love the Balmoral! we based our design around it too.

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Building4my3tots
May 29, 2016 11:52 pm
Building4my3tots
mudmap
mudmap
29 May 2016

Botanic Homes - any feedback ?

Botanic Homes - any feedback ?
VIC

Another Builder gone bust. How does this happen? As mentioned above traddies get screwed and at this stage the home owners have got nothing but a mortgage on a partially…

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mudmap
May 29, 2016 9:36 pm
laymyhat
laymyhat
29 May 2016

Perth Builder misleading us. What to do?

Perth Builder misleading us. What to do?
WA

Yes they are only giving us a token. I am really dissatisfied with the "resolution". They have also renegged on other resolutions 5 times already so the $3k is probs BS…

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laymyhat
May 29, 2016 9:06 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 May 2016

Land Slope

Land Slope
NSW

In a lot of cases the siteworks will go up as per what im says above and they will simply cut and fill to suit. Be prepared for some substantial engineering costs as a…

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Stewie D
May 29, 2016 11:25 am
teganandjosh
teganandjosh
28 May 2016

Coral Homes Marcoola 32

Coral Homes Marcoola 32
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hey Julie, how is your finished marcoola now you're all moved in? We start our marcoola 30 on June 14th 2016 http://www.forum.homeone.com.au/viewtop ... 31&t=82452

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teganandjosh
May 28, 2016 4:32 pm
teganandjosh

Hello, Me and my better half are starting to build our 2nd house which will be our family home. It is going to be located in the country Victoria area on just over a half…

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chrismarshall3
May 28, 2016 3:58 pm
vonsta76
vonsta76
28 May 2016

Coral onsite management costs

Coral onsite management costs
QLD

Woops didnt realise this thread was nearly a year old! Avoca 25 in Gainsborough Greens Gold Coast viewtopic.php?f=31&t=81406

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vonsta76
May 28, 2016 9:19 am
vonsta76
buildingnanna
buildingnanna
27 May 2016

Please help! What colour is this?

Please help! What colour is this?

old post but im going through selections and have decided on dune roof and nougat brick but can't decide on brick colour for the portico?

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buildingnanna
May 27, 2016 10:51 pm
buildingnanna
vvmelb
vvmelb
27 May 2016

Who should remove the concrete block after excavation?

Who should remove the concrete block after excavation?
VIC

Check you contract documents. here in wa the siteworks includes site clean, scrape, grade and remove rocks,building material, debris, etc..check your…

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vvmelb
May 27, 2016 10:13 pm
by threes
by threes
27 May 2016

Our Blackwood Park hacienda

Our Blackwood Park hacienda
SA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Just hoping to bump this thread and see if you ended up building your house at Blackwood Park?

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by threes
May 27, 2016 6:55 pm
simpson
simpson
27 May 2016

Custom home builders in NSW

Custom home builders in NSW
NSW

Lol sco77k thanks ? It's ok if the custom builder are pricey I will adjust that ? Please members do suggest some more Thanks Simpson

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simpson
May 27, 2016 4:28 pm
ozvids
ozvids
27 May 2016

Oracle in Queensland

Oracle in Queensland
QLD
1, 2

Thanks Pink, nice of you to say. Yeah I'm really looking past it. annoying things happen, people get wrong advice even at the top level. cheers!

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ozvids
May 27, 2016 11:49 am
M+JHillview
M+JHillview
27 May 2016

Our Hillview build

Our Hillview build
NSW
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Boatfalls! Glad you dropped over :D Please take inspiration from our place, i know i certainly did from other posts.

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M+JHillview
May 27, 2016 11:40 am
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Decka
May 27, 2016 8:12 am
Decka
Splitsville
Splitsville
27 May 2016

KDR, Too much house?

KDR, Too much house?
NSW

Many thanks for your thoughts, its given me more to think about/talk to hubby. I like the idea of having more outdoor/alfresco area than rooms. Off to the Home Expo in…

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Splitsville
May 27, 2016 8:09 am
Splitsville
flossy17
flossy17
26 May 2016

Things to fix before handover

Things to fix before handover
QLD

So relieved for you both well done

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flossy17
May 26, 2016 10:25 pm
flossy17

Hi Everyone, been awesome checking out all your builds with Ben Trager to get a good idea of the finishes. This is my second build and we chose Ben Trager Homes as their…

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missimuu
May 26, 2016 10:03 pm
missimuu
jaslee
jaslee
26 May 2016

Custom home build with Wincrest

Custom home build with Wincrest
NSW

My suggestions: - Extend the laundry area and split out the bathroom (to the eastern side) - Move the garage access door to the laundry(?) - Switch the lounge and the…

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jaslee
May 26, 2016 2:21 pm
Sammy74
Sammy74
25 May 2016

Turnkey Simonds Homes Precinct

Turnkey Simonds Homes Precinct
VIC

Tomcat Yes the will be the second house we have build. I really love not having to go through all those choices. We didn't get to pick the facade which is okay as it is…

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Sammy74
May 25, 2016 9:18 pm
Sammy74
Camcam
Camcam
25 May 2016

Planning Approval in Hume??

Planning Approval in Hume??
VIC

I rang Hume Council and they told me that a planning approval needs to be issued before a planning permit is obtained. However when I spoke to the Developer they told me…

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Camcam
May 25, 2016 11:03 am

Bricked - now stay away rain so we can get the roof on!

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stik79
May 25, 2016 8:15 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
24 May 2016

HIGH Elecrical Usage

HIGH Elecrical Usage
WA

We are experiencing what are very high electricity bills for us. We are a two person household and our usage is higher than our suburbs average for a 4…

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Stewie D
May 24, 2016 3:16 pm
MJT
MJT
24 May 2016

Rain. Neighbour. Adelaide build. HELP

Rain. Neighbour. Adelaide build. HELP
SA

Our broker actually required stormwater to be in the contract with the rest of the house build. We also got told it couldn't be done until afterwards. So we get the…

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MJT
May 24, 2016 3:06 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 May 2016

Advise us on our new build

Advise us on our new build
VIC

I like full render to house. But - that's me. Agree with BW - always have more PPs - especially in ensuite - either end of bench. We have had some placed strategically…

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Saint Mike
May 24, 2016 10:19 am
Saint Mike
ruby jean
ruby jean
23 May 2016

Recommendations sought-project house with bullnose verandah

Recommendations sought-project house with bullnose verandah
NSW

Hello (am new here please be nice) We've recently purchased a quarter acre block of land. It is flat. Block is west facing and has tremendous views. We would like a…

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ruby jean
May 23, 2016 1:19 pm
cvetlicka
cvetlicka
23 May 2016

BOUTIQUE HOMES GET $750.00 VOUCHER TO SPEND IN COLOUR

BOUTIQUE HOMES GET $750.00 VOUCHER TO SPEND IN COLOUR
VIC

Hi, you might be aware of "Refer a friend" promotion, which Boutique is currently running. We have signed up with them so I can refer you, and you will…

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cvetlicka
May 23, 2016 11:04 am
mishy
mishy
23 May 2016

Voyager Point - Heartwood

Voyager Point - Heartwood
NSW
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Hi DNP We are on Bullrush Crescent, but the top end - I take it you just brought the block near the bend? I can confirm that VP does have gas and we are lucky enough to…

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mishy
May 23, 2016 10:09 am
mishy
sian.wickham
sian.wickham
22 May 2016

Front Setback calculation (rescode 409) clarification

Front Setback calculation (rescode 409) clarification
VIC

Anyone have any idea of how long the front setback dispensation usually takes??

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sian.wickham
May 22, 2016 9:58 pm
sian.wickham
Stewie D
Stewie D
22 May 2016

Help with house orientation

Help with house orientation
TAS

Having the living areas on the NW side with your wide verandah means they will be shaded without getting blasted by the hot summer sun. It does mean however, that there…

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Stewie D
May 22, 2016 9:06 pm
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PVBuild
May 22, 2016 6:07 pm
Althom
Althom
22 May 2016

Advice on Boundary fence and garage wall

Advice on Boundary fence and garage wall
VIC

Don't do it. You would be opening yourself up for future grief.

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Althom
May 22, 2016 4:21 pm
Althom
Old Bloke
Old Bloke
22 May 2016

Question about KDR

Question about KDR
NSW

When they dig up your old foundations the soil is disturbed and not "compacted" in the way the origional soil is. We had 59 concrete piers and some of our piers went down…

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Old Bloke
May 22, 2016 1:42 pm
M and T
M and T
21 May 2016

Dulux Wall Colours

Dulux Wall Colours
NSW
1, 2, 3

So after changing my mind soooo many times - final colour choices are as follows.... Internal Walls: Dulux White Dune Quarter Internal Skirtings, Architraves, Stairs and…

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M and T
May 21, 2016 8:39 pm
M and T
Charley
Charley
21 May 2016

Wood look tiles - are these a problem when laying?

Wood look tiles - are these a problem when laying?
QLD

We selected wood look tiles as an upgrade for our alfresco. Cost $3k for 8m X 3m, pricey I know but worth it to us for low maintenance. My 2016 build viewtopic.php?t=81011

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Charley
May 21, 2016 8:04 pm
Megera
Megera
21 May 2016

How often do you meet your SS?

How often do you meet your SS?
NSW

We met ours right before we were handed over to construction. We were also able to contact him directly on his mobile & then arranged site meetings with him directly.

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Megera
May 21, 2016 11:14 am
Megera
Lulu16
Lulu16
21 May 2016

Activity room

Activity room
NSW

Thanks for all the fantastic responses. For me it would be an area utilised by my toddler & any future children. More as a dedicated toy storage/play area at this stage,…

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Lulu16
May 21, 2016 10:13 am
frewy26
frewy26
21 May 2016

Is anyone building with Hume Building?

Is anyone building with Hume Building?
NSW

We are first time home builders, building in Calderwood Valley. We are in the early stages of planning with Hume Building who have been amazing so far! Anyone else built…

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frewy26
May 21, 2016 9:52 am
jaslee
jaslee
21 May 2016

inovor vinyl planks flooring

inovor vinyl planks flooring
WA

We are getting Polyflor Camaro Blond Oak loose lay vinyl planks which will be glued down. We were told the following: - No expansion joints - No or minimal quadding -…

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jaslee
May 21, 2016 9:07 am


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