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Caraf88
Caraf88
2 August 2016

Cara and Matt's First Build - Baldivis

Cara and Matt's First Build - Baldivis
WA
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Sorry I don't it was installed while we were out. It was actually quite affordable compared to a wall pool feature. Our dream home viewtopic.php?t=75306

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Caraf88
Aug 02, 2016 7:52 pm
Caraf88
mikegrg1
mikegrg1
2 August 2016

FHOG how long after slab payment

FHOG how long after slab payment
NSW

That sounds totally feasible, for example we are paying our own flooring and have paid our own up grades directly to the electrician. Therefore not included in contract…

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mikegrg1
Aug 02, 2016 4:20 pm
mikegrg1
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dulie
Aug 02, 2016 3:31 pm
dulie
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dulie
Aug 02, 2016 3:23 pm
dulie
js_newbie
js_newbie
2 August 2016

Cut and Fill on Easement

Cut and Fill on Easement
NSW

Hi Schofie11 I have a same question , In my block of land at Schofields , I have a 900mm easement for maintenanace on one side . Are overhanging eaves of 450 mm allowed…

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js_newbie
Aug 02, 2016 12:18 pm
toddgilligan
toddgilligan
2 August 2016

Staged construction

Staged construction
NSW

Hi Guys, Looking to build a house in 3 stages on 1 acre. The first stage will be roughly 120 square meters. Studio pavilion. The other two wings will come…

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toddgilligan
Aug 02, 2016 9:43 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
2 August 2016

Building Contract

Building Contract
VIC

Every salesman Modus operandi Cheap base price, expensive upgrade options and rip you off on repairs ..better still don't go down that path... get the gist That's…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 02, 2016 8:59 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Wellard2ndTimers
Wellard2ndTimers
1 August 2016

Forever Home in WA - New Pics, PCI done....

Forever Home in WA - New Pics, PCI done....
WA
1, 2

Congrats on your beautiful home! Neff ovens are great, my slide n hide is being installed in my new place Wednesday, for the last couple of months it's been sitting in its…

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Wellard2ndTimers
Aug 01, 2016 10:20 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 August 2016

House orientation

House orientation
VIC

have you read these two excellent threads? There is a lot of relevant info there... Passive Solar Design in Sydney viewtopic.php?f=35&t=71561 House Orientation

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Stewie D
Aug 01, 2016 10:11 pm
lokster
lokster
1 August 2016

Sloping Block Builders: Finding one and Costs

Sloping Block Builders: Finding one and Costs
VIC

Yup, my thoughts exactly, some of the custom builders are saying for a 40 Square house be prepared for up to 650K... I really need to look for more builders around the…

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lokster
Aug 01, 2016 8:09 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
1 August 2016

Concrete dump in land

Concrete dump in land
QLD

I reported to the council. They said they couldn't do anything without proof.. but I hope their vehicle going past regularly puts people off. My builder also called the SS…

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aloenyx
Aug 01, 2016 6:25 pm
aloenyx
fiat10
fiat10
1 August 2016

GJ Gardener in SA

GJ Gardener in SA
SA

Hi Foo, I'm building with GJ in qld, and we're almost at lock up. We've had a great experience with our local franchise :) Looking forward to following your build!

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fiat10
Aug 01, 2016 1:37 pm
jcal14
jcal14
1 August 2016

Spring Farm Riverside Stage 53

Spring Farm Riverside Stage 53
NSW

Hi Sudu, I just joined here. I also bought at Nepean Vill stage 2 (expected to register Q2 next year). How are you finding the progress of stage 1 release?

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jcal14
Aug 01, 2016 1:20 pm
MadamImAdam
MadamImAdam
1 August 2016

Building in Brooks Reach - Community Thread

Building in Brooks Reach - Community Thread
NSW
1 ... 219, 220, 221

This thread is clearly dead as you've all probably moved to the fb group, but does anyone know a quality carpenter in the Wollongong / Horsley area? And by 'know' I mean…

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MadamImAdam
Aug 01, 2016 12:47 pm
dianaos
dianaos
1 August 2016

External colours for our new house

External colours for our new house
VIC

Hi All, I am looking at the external colours for my house and am having trouble coming to a decision. Everytime I think I have the right colours I start to question…

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dianaos
Aug 01, 2016 11:08 am
alisonandrew
alisonandrew
1 August 2016

Rawson Huntley (30) facade options

Rawson Huntley (30) facade options
NSW

Went and had a look at the Marsden park Huntley, its very different to the Ponds version.

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alisonandrew
Aug 01, 2016 9:05 am
alisonandrew
Oninon
Oninon
31 July 2016

Emeraldpark Tarneit

Emeraldpark Tarneit
VIC

Anybody bought land in this estate?

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Oninon
Jul 31, 2016 11:16 pm
amythurs
amythurs
31 July 2016

Building with Bentley Homes (Aust) P/L - with pictures!!

Building with Bentley Homes (Aust) P/L - with pictures!!
VIC

Hello, Did you get the problem solved at the end? Hope everything goes well for you.

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amythurs
Jul 31, 2016 10:39 pm
amythurs
amythurs
amythurs
31 July 2016

Building with Bentley Homes in Woodlea

Building with Bentley Homes in Woodlea
VIC

็ Hello, please share to us for your home building progress, would be very appreciated.

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amythurs
Jul 31, 2016 10:31 pm
amythurs
bashworth
bashworth
31 July 2016

Safety and Noise issues

Safety and Noise issues
NSW

I guess you mean the block is 450 sq m, and you are talking about a 'Pad Mounted Substation' As all the electrical gear is enclosed in an enclosed weatherproof cabinet it…

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bashworth
Jul 31, 2016 10:30 pm
bashworth
kylz4
kylz4
31 July 2016

Metricon Glendale 45 (Limited Edition)

Metricon Glendale 45 (Limited Edition)

Just found your thread to follow LouLou :D Welcome to the crappy admin club haha, it is all worth it once you get through to the other side though and see your amazing…

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kylz4
Jul 31, 2016 8:33 pm
kyliebsmith
kyliebsmith
31 July 2016

Simonds Prague Willow Vale QLD

Simonds Prague Willow Vale QLD
QLD
1 ... 18, 19, 20

We really love the carpet, so lovely and soft. But nowadays the puppy pees everywhere. It needs a dry clean

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kyliebsmith
Jul 31, 2016 5:25 pm
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allvee
Jul 31, 2016 3:12 pm
LouiseandAnthony
LouiseandAnthony
31 July 2016

Building our first house

Building our first house
QLD

I started a blog a few months ago but haven’t been very good at keeping it updated! Anyway, I've just been uploading photos of our new house build, feel free to have a…

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LouiseandAnthony
Jul 31, 2016 1:25 pm
inexp_user
inexp_user
30 July 2016

Building in Romsey?

Building in Romsey?
VIC

Hi LouLouB, I've just replied on your build thread. I should start my own build thread, not that much has happened yet... We have a few on here building in Romsey. …

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inexp_user
Jul 30, 2016 10:28 pm
inexp_user

Our PGH Crevole has arrived! Yay!

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xyz
Jul 30, 2016 10:21 pm
pauldab
pauldab
30 July 2016

Advice on Melbourne areas and estates

Advice on Melbourne areas and estates
VIC

Been a northern suburbs resident for the last 10 years living in Roxburgh Park and am building in Craigieburn (Aston). I chose there because of the value compared to the…

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pauldab
Jul 30, 2016 8:20 pm
alexavierodinn
alexavierodinn
30 July 2016

House & Land Packages vs Separate

House & Land Packages vs Separate
QLD

This post on this forum is too good. I like your discussion about House & Land Packages vs Separate.

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alexavierodinn
Jul 30, 2016 7:08 pm
fiat10
fiat10
30 July 2016

Finance q: additional items quoted outside contract

Finance q: additional items quoted outside contract

Hi all, We're approaching lock up (GJ Gardner Mandalay 338) and are now starting to look more into our window Covering and landscaping options. When we received our…

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fiat10
Jul 30, 2016 6:16 pm
thewoodies
thewoodies
30 July 2016

Porter Davis

Porter Davis
VIC

Hi! There's actually a much bigger PD thread on here :) to answer your question, best person to contact is their social media person Joanne who seems to be able to get most…

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thewoodies
Jul 30, 2016 5:31 pm
thewoodies
Flowersinthegarden
Flowersinthegarden
30 July 2016

Show your raked,vaulted ceiling !!!

Show your raked,vaulted ceiling !!!
WA

Hi everyone, can we get as many people as possible to share pics of the awesomeness of their raked,vaulted ceiings ....

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Flowersinthegarden
Jul 30, 2016 4:15 pm
belle_v2g
belle_v2g
30 July 2016

Building Lexington Belle Q1 by Henley In Mickleham Melbourne

Building Lexington Belle Q1 by Henley In Mickleham Melbourne
VIC
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Bringing this thread back to life again. We are alao building the lexington belle q1 at atherstone in melton south. Colour appointment done, yesterday we had our tender…

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belle_v2g
Jul 30, 2016 3:59 pm
belle_v2g
CazConvey
CazConvey
29 July 2016

Granny flat

Granny flat
NSW

Does anyone know whether you can built a granny flat in front of your principal dwelling? And whether when you build your dwelling you can still live in the existing house?

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CazConvey
Jul 29, 2016 9:25 pm
Ashleigh210
Ashleigh210
29 July 2016

Has any1 built with Valeco Homes?

Has any1 built with Valeco Homes?
QLD

Hi just wondering if you setteled with valeco? We are looking at building with them at yarrabilba but have heard some bad feedback about them.... if so how have you found them?

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Ashleigh210
Jul 29, 2016 4:44 pm
livpal5
livpal5
29 July 2016

Colorbond Roofs vs Concrete Roof Tiles (Melbourne West)

Colorbond Roofs vs Concrete Roof Tiles (Melbourne West)
VIC
1, 2, 3

Ah anticon rings a bell now. I think we have anticon too. Ooops

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livpal5
Jul 29, 2016 7:12 am
B STAR
B STAR
28 July 2016

KDR - stumps on ground where old stumps were

KDR - stumps on ground where old stumps were
QLD

you would be best to go a little deeper to ensure all loose soil is removed. This is important for the integrity of the home. Regardless of the situation stumps need to be…

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B STAR
Jul 28, 2016 11:06 am
TaraDog
TaraDog
28 July 2016

Allcastle Homes Grandworth 40 MKIII

Allcastle Homes Grandworth 40 MKIII
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Items for the preparation of the slab are now arriving. I've been advised that they will endeavour to get to our site and work to ensure the slab is poured as soon as possible.

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TaraDog
Jul 28, 2016 10:13 am
TaraDog
zook60
zook60
27 July 2016

Is a Conveyancer necessary?

Is a Conveyancer necessary?

We have a fixed price conveyer thats about 10min up the road. We have used them 3 times now and Ive never stepped into their office. Everything can be done via email or…

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zook60
Jul 27, 2016 10:11 pm
capricorn
capricorn
27 July 2016

Show me your Alfresco

Show me your Alfresco
VIC

Our alfresco is also fairly small space, wished we had brought the decking out further!

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capricorn
Jul 27, 2016 4:27 pm
capricorn
beachesdream
beachesdream
27 July 2016

Metricon - Merricks 38

Metricon - Merricks 38
NSW

Thanks Tribe7, were building in NSW. Ive jumped on the metricon thread, heaps of information in there.

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beachesdream
Jul 27, 2016 6:19 am
jpmontoya
jpmontoya
26 July 2016

Alkimos Beach(WA) - Summit Homes -PCI Booked

Alkimos Beach(WA) - Summit Homes -PCI Booked
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Congrats can't wait to see the progress that you make now

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jpmontoya
Jul 26, 2016 3:09 pm
jpmontoya
algernon
algernon
25 July 2016

Builder recommendations in Canberra / kit homes - storybook

Builder recommendations in Canberra / kit homes - storybook
ACT

I admit to not asking that upfront as often as I should've (so don't know for all of the builders we checked out), but if they don't…

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algernon
Jul 25, 2016 10:12 pm
Lancaster 30
Lancaster 30
25 July 2016

Anyone building in Nth Kellyville Whitegum Ridge Washpool Rd

Anyone building in Nth Kellyville Whitegum Ridge Washpool Rd
NSW
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How is everyones build going? Does anyone have a speculative finish date yet, perhaps before christmas?

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Lancaster 30
Jul 25, 2016 9:22 pm
by threes
by threes
25 July 2016

Scott Salisbury

Scott Salisbury
SA

Hi guys, I just thought I would bump this thread to see how you were going with Scott Salisbury. I adore their homes and they are at the top of our list of builders to…

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by threes
Jul 25, 2016 1:47 pm
watermill
watermill
25 July 2016

Kialla Homes

Kialla Homes
VIC

Hi, has anyone built with Kialla Homes? Do you have any feedback? Thanks

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watermill
Jul 25, 2016 10:42 am
watermill
B STAR
B STAR
24 July 2016

Am I getting ripped off?

Am I getting ripped off?
VIC

i am curious as to what type of slab was used. Waffle slabs are much easier to estimate and if he has gone over by 20 cubic meters thats quiet an error. Secondly how do…

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B STAR
Jul 24, 2016 8:42 pm
B STAR
B STAR
24 July 2016

Occupancy permit with conditions (vapour barrier)

Occupancy permit with conditions (vapour barrier)
VIC

It looks like perhaps the ground hieght is either to high or the weep holes to low. The surveyor foreseas issues so he suggested to put plastic (vapour barriere up along…

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B STAR
Jul 24, 2016 8:02 pm
jpmontoya
jpmontoya
24 July 2016

Gemmill homes perth

Gemmill homes perth
WA

We looked at them too initially and quite of few of people we spoke to shared very bad experiences. HGWA, Summit, Ventura and Dale Alcock in the end we started with and…

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jpmontoya
Jul 24, 2016 1:26 pm
jpmontoya
Zhenhua
Zhenhua
24 July 2016

Are glasswool thermal and acoustic batts safe?

Are glasswool thermal and acoustic batts safe?
VIC

Thanks goody59 and B STAR I've looked it up a bit further and here is what I found about the product: http://insulation.com.au/product/pink-batts-insulation/

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Zhenhua
Jul 24, 2016 11:55 am
yoyo72
yoyo72
24 July 2016

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley
VIC
1, 2

im currently in the process of trying to build up there too but our land was old land and titled already

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yoyo72
Jul 24, 2016 11:39 am
yoyo72


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