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jasonwg
jasonwg
13 September 2016

Single or Double storey

Single or Double storey
NSW

With your amazing sized land, I'd definitely go single - you can build a great home designed for acreage or wide frontage blocks.

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jasonwg
Sep 13, 2016 11:41 pm
jasonwg
travisaus
travisaus
13 September 2016

KnockDown Rebuild - Capping Water Services

KnockDown Rebuild - Capping Water Services
VIC

Generally you only need to cap sewer services. I have done a few kdr's - best bet is to get the demo crew to expose the services while they have an excavator on site - &…

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travisaus
Sep 13, 2016 10:13 pm
Liam1992
Liam1992
13 September 2016

Handover

Handover
WA

Hi guy's, My partner and I are building a home with "Homestart" in Mandurah WA, we both have taken a lot of time of work completing this project and now it time for the…

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Liam1992
Sep 13, 2016 4:59 pm
Prats09
Prats09
13 September 2016

P and A's -Plantation Retreat

P and A's -Plantation Retreat
QLD
1, 2

We are going good with the build. The handover is couple of weeks away. The retreat is indeed a beautiful design and we are very happy with the outcome and overall look…

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Prats09
Sep 13, 2016 10:41 am
bpratt
bpratt
13 September 2016

Building in Mundoolun - who did you use

Building in Mundoolun - who did you use
QLD

Welcome to the general area. :) I'm over at Jimboomba Woods myself, but I know a few who are living over at Mundoolun. Not trying to steer you away from this forum, as it…

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bpratt
Sep 13, 2016 10:06 am
jmasood
jmasood
12 September 2016

Mimosa Homes

Mimosa Homes
VIC

How was your experience with Mimosa? I am considering them for my build.

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jmasood
Sep 12, 2016 10:32 pm
jmasood
samarez
samarez
12 September 2016

Our build with Stylemaster Homes in Brisbane - Upper Kedron

Our build with Stylemaster Homes in Brisbane - Upper Kedron
QLD
1, 2

Thanks! We cant fault them :) a few scratches here abd there but not noticeable at all very warm tone :)

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samarez
Sep 12, 2016 9:03 pm
charlibear
charlibear
12 September 2016

Building with Ben Trager homes Eliza Ponds Coogee

Building with Ben Trager homes Eliza Ponds Coogee
WA
1 ... 27, 28, 29

Do you need a good mop and cleaning products, bleach free, if you do call Juana at Nature Direct on 0488 345 620

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charlibear
Sep 12, 2016 7:02 pm
charlibear
nicolawhitelaw
nicolawhitelaw
12 September 2016

Qld FHOG. Applying through a bank question

Qld FHOG. Applying through a bank question
QLD

Hey, yeah we did aswell. I work at a building society and I've always known everyone who gets a mortgage does regardless of if their a first home buyer or not. But I feel…

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nicolawhitelaw
Sep 12, 2016 8:17 am
nicolawhitelaw
ms_prez
ms_prez
12 September 2016

Where do we start?????

Where do we start?????
WA

The blocks in Golden Bay are definitely a good price. We currently live in Secret Harbour, next suburb to GB, and have just purchased another block in SH, 748sqm for $420,…

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ms_prez
Sep 12, 2016 1:54 am
ms_prez
Snowball1
Snowball1
11 September 2016

Articulation Joints Next to Windows Missing - Advice Please!

Articulation Joints Next to Windows Missing - Advice Please!
VIC

Hi There. We have just discovered that according to AS4773.2 there should be a 10mm gap beside our window frames as part of the CONTINUOUS articulation joints. At present…

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Snowball1
Sep 11, 2016 8:40 pm
ajayshekar
ajayshekar
10 September 2016

Issues with Building with Rawson

Issues with Building with Rawson
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hello all, my first post on this thread. No updates for last two years? Hope it's a positive that no one has any complaints! Those that have already completed, have you…

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ajayshekar
Sep 10, 2016 11:46 pm

Hi everyone, can any body advise if such a hole in the brace wall matters (please see below)? My builder poked this hole in the brace wall to check if there are…

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Zhenhua
Sep 10, 2016 10:44 pm
charlibear
charlibear
10 September 2016

Gj Garder Jimboomba

Gj Garder Jimboomba
QLD

I'm building with GJ Gardner Grafton office. What design are you building? Have you looked on product review? There might be reviews for the office you plan to build…

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charlibear
Sep 10, 2016 1:42 pm
charlibear
kylz4
kylz4
10 September 2016

Price difference metro vs regional

Price difference metro vs regional
VIC

I am out in Geelong and our price differed by about $15k i think. It sucks doesn't it. I think we were going to cop $8k when we were looking at going with Henley and…

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kylz4
Sep 10, 2016 11:58 am
HFBMPC
HFBMPC
10 September 2016

First Home - Vogue - Seaford Heights SA - *PCI Complete*

First Home - Vogue - Seaford Heights SA - *PCI Complete*
SA
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Hey guys, I LOVE your house, and thinking of going with the same Vogue design with a few changes. Just wanted to see how much extra the alfresco addition ended up being? Thanks!

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HFBMPC
Sep 10, 2016 11:48 am
HFBMPC
Muttonchops
Muttonchops
10 September 2016

Problems building with Porter Davis

Problems building with Porter Davis
VIC
1, 2

"tens of thousands of dollars to fix the mess" that awful!. What sort of fixes are needed? We have had ongoing problems with PD's subbies - just hopeless really. To…

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Muttonchops
Sep 10, 2016 9:04 am
Muttonchops
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
9 September 2016

Ventura build - Ocean road estate. more issues!

Ventura build - Ocean road estate. more issues!
WA
1, 2

Definitely get a building inspector, get one that is a registered builder, might cost a bit but we'll worth it

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Doozer1905
Sep 09, 2016 9:23 pm
dojrude
dojrude
9 September 2016

Meter Boxes

Meter Boxes
VIC

Does anyone have photo's of the inside of their meter boxes or links to any photo's? Mine's a bit messy and I want to see if the electrical layout is similar to anyone…

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dojrude
Sep 09, 2016 5:56 pm
TG33
TG33
9 September 2016

Ben Trager Homes – Ocean Road Estate

Ben Trager Homes – Ocean Road Estate
WA
1 ... 37, 38, 39

Thank you! Who did you build with? Have you moved in yet? Aww - I'm sure I'll see you down the park with our boisterous boxers…

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TG33
Sep 09, 2016 5:48 pm
Manhattanone
Manhattanone
9 September 2016

Anyone building in Eagles Nest Estate Wadalba?

Anyone building in Eagles Nest Estate Wadalba?
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Welcome!! My husband trent and I are on 617! There is a Facebook page that lots from the estate have joined, where we are sharing everything, it's called eagles nest…

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Manhattanone
Sep 09, 2016 12:18 pm
jvstnholl
jvstnholl
9 September 2016

What Dulux colour for ceiling, skirting, etc

What Dulux colour for ceiling, skirting, etc
NSW

Thanks so like normal strength for walls then half strength for skirting etc Thanks so much for your hep

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jvstnholl
Sep 09, 2016 6:42 am
jvstnholl
toy12a
toy12a
8 September 2016

Metricon - Making Color Changes?

Metricon - Making Color Changes?

Then if you change it after the signed variation they charge you an admin fee

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toy12a
Sep 08, 2016 11:21 pm
terri78
terri78
8 September 2016

We are building our first home Amalfi 528 - Mainvue!!

We are building our first home Amalfi 528 - Mainvue!!
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hi I am hoping you are still on this forum. We have just started the process to build the Amalfi 528 and your thread is the only one I could find as most people usually…

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terri78
Sep 08, 2016 12:47 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
8 September 2016

Help from a sparky please re metreing

Help from a sparky please re metreing
NSW

Hi Long time all!! It has emerged out electrician completed the connection application without discussing different types of metres available to us. We assumed…

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Leksie5000
Sep 08, 2016 10:32 am
PerryFamily
PerryFamily
8 September 2016

Mayfield/Livingston/Parks Edge/Grow estates

Mayfield/Livingston/Parks Edge/Grow estates
VIC

This is such a great page to bring everyone together. It's horrible that people even consider breaking into someone's house. This was one of my biggest concerns being a…

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PerryFamily
Sep 08, 2016 7:21 am
Altrove
Altrove
7 September 2016

Elara or Altrove Schofields Owner builder

Elara or Altrove Schofields Owner builder
NSW

Hi, I am planning as owner builder in Altrove, Schofields Jan 2017. If anyone else in Marsden Park or Stockland Elara or Altrove to share information please keep in touch.…

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Altrove
Sep 07, 2016 4:26 pm
Altrove
tamamontu
tamamontu
7 September 2016

Fiberglass pool installation in perth

Fiberglass pool installation in perth
WA

I was doing some research on pool cover and roller. So far what i have read is a pool cover Ausi made with 500micron (i guess thickness) is well suited for Perth…

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tamamontu
Sep 07, 2016 4:20 pm

I would just like to get an opinion as to what I should do with a few developments that have just came to light regarding my build. Sorry for starting a new thread, but I…

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sawtelljai
Sep 07, 2016 1:19 pm
caitnkase
caitnkase
6 September 2016

Fencing ideas please!

Fencing ideas please!

Hi All, wanting some help with some ideas for fencing. We are on a corner block and are not allowed and metal fencing. We love the look of the merbau fencing but not the…

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caitnkase
Sep 06, 2016 8:58 pm
caitnkase
SteveMc
SteveMc
6 September 2016

Clarendon - Parkhill 29 - mp1's build

Clarendon - Parkhill 29 - mp1's build
QLD

I Built with Rawson homes, but yes I did use a private building inspector at pre lining which they promptly addressed. Since then there have been a few challenges since…

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SteveMc
Sep 06, 2016 8:44 pm
SteveMc
nicolawhitelaw
nicolawhitelaw
6 September 2016

Perry Homes

Perry Homes
NSW

Hey guys, I'm also building with Perry in Newcastle. How is your build/experiences?

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nicolawhitelaw
Sep 06, 2016 8:12 pm
nicolawhitelaw

I didn't use kitty grey but 'iron age' half strength for a dark grey look. Here is one coat so far

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shellby
Sep 06, 2016 7:57 pm
shellby
kdoe9190
kdoe9190
6 September 2016

Building First Home on the Sunshine Coast, QLD

Building First Home on the Sunshine Coast, QLD
QLD

Hi! We are also building our first home on the Sunshine Coast. We have decided to build in Aura. Would love to chat with you sometime once you get started and exchange…

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kdoe9190
Sep 06, 2016 7:34 pm
GoreMay
GoreMay
6 September 2016

Building the Lennox (Celebration Homes) in Wellard Glen

Building the Lennox (Celebration Homes) in Wellard Glen
WA
1, 2

We are building in Wellard Glen!! Our pad is down, bricks are ready and yellow sand has been delivered! Should be happening very soon. This will be our first home built so…

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GoreMay
Sep 06, 2016 12:19 pm
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
6 September 2016

Re: Building Henley Manaco Q3 - Heritage hill berwick waters

Re: Building Henley Manaco Q3 - Heritage hill berwick waters
VIC
1 ... 39, 40, 41

We still havent sold but we are not in a hurry anymore as we now have a block that wont title until June 2017 so we have plenty of time, however we would much rather sell…

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stayxtrue
Sep 06, 2016 10:13 am
stayxtrue
JaneW
JaneW
6 September 2016

Draw runners in Henley/mainvue homws

Draw runners in Henley/mainvue homws
VIC

Hey! I'm nearing the end of my build and wanted to know people's thoughts about the cabinet draw runners...have people found them to sound loud and cheap when pulled out…

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JaneW
Sep 06, 2016 9:19 am
JaneW
Forg
Forg
5 September 2016

Fence at boundary line

Fence at boundary line
VIC

I don't see that there's a lot of value in you doing that; it'll cost much the same before or after the build, except that (in my opinion)there's…

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Forg
Sep 05, 2016 7:50 pm
Serenarikki
Serenarikki
5 September 2016

Hallmark Homes

Hallmark Homes
QLD

Hi just wondering if anyone has any idea what an upgrade to shelving and drawers in one of the bedroom robes would cost. We are in beginning stages of doing a budget up…

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Serenarikki
Sep 05, 2016 5:56 pm
klubear
klubear
5 September 2016

My Henley Personal Experience- I am so over it!

My Henley Personal Experience- I am so over it!
VIC
1, 2

I have been in my house for 3 months now.. I absolutely adore it!!! But my opinion of Henley remains the same dealing with the inspectors for Home Assurance. Management…

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klubear
Sep 05, 2016 4:20 pm
klubear
bpratt
bpratt
5 September 2016

Waiting 2min to get hot water in the tap with Chromagen HWS?

Waiting 2min to get hot water in the tap with Chromagen HWS?
VIC

I think if you're going to go to the expense of extra heating of your hot water to a island bench, you might as well go to those special taps that give you water hot…

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bpratt
Sep 05, 2016 11:37 am
bletchleybuild
bletchleybuild
5 September 2016

A blue door?? anyone??

A blue door?? anyone??
WA

So i really want a dark blue feature front door, like on many of the the lovely white townhouses in London. Something regal, dark but not so dark it looks black from a…

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bletchleybuild
Sep 05, 2016 1:53 am
linniez88
linniez88
4 September 2016

Building with Casaview Homes

Building with Casaview Homes
NSW

@nathan2015 We have a thread going on Casaview too if you wna head over there and check anything out. It's called "Casaview Homes". No progress shots or anything yet, but…

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linniez88
Sep 05, 2016 12:00 am
Moggi
Moggi
4 September 2016

Building in Shorehaven, Alkimos with Ideal Homes

Building in Shorehaven, Alkimos with Ideal Homes
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

We've already started shopping . So far we've bought a new leather sofa, new bed and rugs. Can't wait to see it all in place now.

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Moggi
Sep 04, 2016 10:45 pm
Moggi
CustomStirling
CustomStirling
4 September 2016

Sterling custom on 10 acres Adelaide.

Sterling custom on 10 acres Adelaide.
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Congratulations Claypot! We're finished now too, but yet to have our 3 month maintenance. Your house is looking awesome, glad you're happy with it! Enjoy! Building a…

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CustomStirling
Sep 04, 2016 5:54 pm
CustomStirling
Craigasaurus
Craigasaurus
4 September 2016

Supplying your own goods or trades.

Supplying your own goods or trades.
TAS

Pc or ps is like an allowance for certain items. We pc'd a few things like airconditioning, carpets, lighting and tapware, concrete and turf. That way there is an…

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Craigasaurus
Sep 04, 2016 11:51 am
bluesteel
bluesteel
3 September 2016

Dark charcoal tiles - Beaumont

Dark charcoal tiles - Beaumont
NSW

We have belga charcoal a few pics on our thread. Just wanted to chime in and say 8 months later I still love it....we did char ash grout which is slightly lighter but…

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bluesteel
Sep 03, 2016 6:19 pm
bluesteel
spadaforese
spadaforese
3 September 2016

Slab pour help and advice

Slab pour help and advice
VIC

Masterton,or as i call them mastershit,or basterton.

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spadaforese
Sep 03, 2016 4:08 pm
smnb
smnb
3 September 2016

After feed back and suggestions.

After feed back and suggestions.
NSW

Hi! Great concept it has some similarities to one of our concepts the main thing we ended up removing was the wall in front of the entry, i would try and look at a…

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smnb
Sep 03, 2016 1:32 pm
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
3 September 2016

Building a Newstart home in Teviot Downs

Building a Newstart home in Teviot Downs
QLD

Hi Nat. I just found your thread and was wondering how you got on. We have bought an acre in new beith forest estate and are looking at New start. I am keen to hear about…

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Tamara1975
Sep 03, 2016 12:49 pm


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