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Craigasaurus
Craigasaurus
2 September 2016

Home building - What's your biggest gripe?

Home building - What's your biggest gripe?
QLD

The seriously low starting price irritates me. Gives naive first home buyers (like myself) unrealistic ideas/expectations. After looking into project Builders we figured…

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Craigasaurus
Sep 02, 2016 10:40 pm
spice girl
spice girl
2 September 2016

Anyone building in Arnolds Creek Estate Melton West

Anyone building in Arnolds Creek Estate Melton West
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hi MrWalker, What stage in Belle Gardens did you purchase? We have a deposit on Stage 8 and awaiting title. Was meant to be end of 2016, and just been advised this…

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spice girl
Sep 02, 2016 9:32 pm
Exodus
Exodus
2 September 2016

Coral Homes Brisbane - expected costs

Coral Homes Brisbane - expected costs
QLD

Hi Gach2, Add 10%-20% depending on what promo you will take and the class of land you have.

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Exodus
Sep 02, 2016 6:45 pm
bank
bank
2 September 2016

What has Beaumont charged you for coloured grout??

What has Beaumont charged you for coloured grout??
NSW

JG King. Compared with other builders we spoke to early on they seem pretty reasonable with upgrades. Surely within a grout range all the colours cost the same. It…

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bank
Sep 02, 2016 3:36 pm
bank
Forg
Forg
2 September 2016

3 Phase power

3 Phase power
NSW

It was included in the cost of our upgraded (at our cost - not a promotion) aircon system, so I can't give exact prices. I was guesstimated $1800 to install a 3-phase…

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Forg
Sep 02, 2016 2:23 pm
arodc
arodc
2 September 2016

Building inspections vs engineer inspections

Building inspections vs engineer inspections
QLD

Thanks for the replies and information to date. Leonardo_23 - you refer to a building inspector and building surveyor. One of the reasons for this post is that when I…

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arodc
Sep 02, 2016 2:17 pm
newtoyou
newtoyou
2 September 2016

Estimate to skirt and arc new build

Estimate to skirt and arc new build
VIC

Thanks craigasaurus, we have our builders doing it- they said probably 2 weeks, it seemed a long time to me?

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newtoyou
Sep 02, 2016 1:28 pm
Beechworth Bound
Beechworth Bound
2 September 2016

Beechworth bound

Beechworth bound
VIC

No Sah81 - we're going with rectified tiles for the splash back and the rest are timber look tiles. Will post on the blog when I get a chance. Busy wedding season…

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Beechworth Bound
Sep 02, 2016 10:30 am
Beechworth Bound
bletchleybuild
bletchleybuild
2 September 2016

Anyone got a dark blue/navy blue feature wall?

Anyone got a dark blue/navy blue feature wall?
WA

Bumping in the hopes that someone out there has gone a blue feature wall!!

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bletchleybuild
Sep 02, 2016 1:57 am
Reno_girl
Reno_girl
1 September 2016

Ashford home problem with finish of mortar

Ashford home problem with finish of mortar
VIC

Thank you so much for replying to my question and as discussed with you tonight I have forward your details to my friend so hopefully they can get some professional help

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Reno_girl
Sep 01, 2016 11:10 pm
chateau1
chateau1
1 September 2016

tiling advice please!!

tiling advice please!!
WA

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chateau1
Sep 01, 2016 7:59 pm
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Build2016
Aug 31, 2016 8:03 pm
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
31 August 2016

Plantation Bronte, Ormeau Ridge QLD - Post-Handover

Plantation Bronte, Ormeau Ridge QLD - Post-Handover
QLD
1 ... 74, 75, 76

Yeah I'll put up some pics soon :) Need to tidy up first haha :)

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Ilaeria
Aug 31, 2016 4:22 pm
Ilaeria
Morello_2016
Morello_2016
31 August 2016

Better Living Group Melbourne

Better Living Group Melbourne
VIC
1, 2

Hi All, I am currently building with Better Living Group, at Lockup stage now. I happy to share my Experiance with you if interested. Cheers

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Morello_2016
Aug 31, 2016 4:02 pm
Craigasaurus
Craigasaurus
31 August 2016

Facades

Facades
QLD

Unless it's ridiculously extra. It is worth it. You'll get it back in the value of your house. I didn't even ask how much our facade cost as it made our house look awesome.

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Craigasaurus
Aug 31, 2016 2:45 pm
Michndayne
Michndayne
31 August 2016

new home group

new home group
NSW

The broker we used with them we werent a fan. But we got a good home loan through westpac. Didnt get a choice in builder they just told us this builder was the best for…

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Michndayne
Aug 31, 2016 3:59 am
Michndayne
Michndayne
31 August 2016

Harvest homes- newcastle

Harvest homes- newcastle
NSW

Im to build with them in wadalba But seem to be delays getting a start date

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Michndayne
Aug 31, 2016 3:50 am
sunrays
sunrays
30 August 2016

Fairhaven Homes - Riverview

Fairhaven Homes - Riverview
VIC

yes PCI is tentatively mid Sep and handover is end of Sep or first week of Oct at this stage

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sunrays
Aug 30, 2016 11:43 pm
boiselfish
boiselfish
30 August 2016

Our Villa 24 @ Karinya, Point Cook. 3mth Maint. 6mth late!

Our Villa 24 @ Karinya, Point Cook. 3mth Maint. 6mth late!
VIC
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Hey mudassar! Glad such an old blog could help! I must agree some of the sandy color texture did come off the brick after the wash. But it still retains the color we…

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boiselfish
Aug 30, 2016 2:27 pm
Imightbedave
Imightbedave
30 August 2016

Brightwood Baldivis

Brightwood Baldivis
WA

Hi! New to the forum and new to home building. Couldn't find any forums for Brightwood so thought I'd start one! Website: http://www.brightwoodbaldivis.com.au/ This is…

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Imightbedave
Aug 30, 2016 11:41 am
Wellard2ndTimers
Wellard2ndTimers
30 August 2016

Our Halls Head Beach Build

Our Halls Head Beach Build
WA
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Looks amazing! Love the view

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Wellard2ndTimers
Aug 30, 2016 9:19 am
Exodus
Exodus
30 August 2016

Coral Homes Manhattan 25 (Modified to 26) - Jordan Springs

Coral Homes Manhattan 25 (Modified to 26) - Jordan Springs
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hello Pulse123, Your bathroom floor and wall tiles look amazing. Now I know how my beautiful, my floors would look.

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Exodus
Aug 30, 2016 7:47 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
30 August 2016

New House - What upgrade for renting quickly?

New House - What upgrade for renting quickly?
VIC

For the inside, think about the carpet choice and the fridge cavity because fridges come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Many tenants also require storage but there are…

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SaveH2O
Aug 30, 2016 1:11 am
SaveH2O
kel_taylor10
kel_taylor10
29 August 2016

NRG Greenboard

NRG Greenboard
NSW

Hi Just wondering if anyone has built a house using NRG Greenboard? Just wanting thoughts and opinions on it over brick? Thanks heaps!

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kel_taylor10
Aug 29, 2016 9:57 pm
mudassar
mudassar
29 August 2016

Anyone used Boral Nuvo bricks Chino, Mist, Moss, Soft Suede?

Anyone used Boral Nuvo bricks Chino, Mist, Moss, Soft Suede?
VIC

Hi, I saw this post on the forum now. i am building my house and i have choose Boral Mist Bricks as well. The color was good until my builder washed the bricks with Acid.…

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mudassar
Aug 29, 2016 3:37 pm
mudassar
mudassar
29 August 2016

Brick Issues

Brick Issues
NSW

Hi, I saw this post on the forum now. i am building my house and i have choose Boral Mist Bricks as well. The color was good until my builder washed the bricks with Acid.…

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mudassar
Aug 29, 2016 3:32 pm
AmyD
AmyD
29 August 2016

Valley homes

Valley homes
NSW

Anyone with feedback from valley at all?

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AmyD
Aug 29, 2016 2:31 pm
shellby
shellby
29 August 2016

First timers

First timers
SA

It's not normal to insulate internal walls. They will do the garage if not doing the ceiling in there as the garage will heat up and transfer to house - otherwise my house…

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shellby
Aug 29, 2016 11:00 am
shellby
needsausername
needsausername
28 August 2016

Builders in the Shoalhaven nsw

Builders in the Shoalhaven nsw
NSW

Definitely try and talk to Meischa. I've told her that we've recommended someone to her and she will look after you. Definitely let her know the service you received as…

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needsausername
Aug 28, 2016 10:40 pm
needsausername
scattedd
scattedd
28 August 2016

Building with masterton, question on supplying own products

Building with masterton, question on supplying own products
NSW

For instance you can supply your own bath or shower screens but art line kitchens needs to complete the kitchen and bathroom cabinetry ect anything that you supply will…

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scattedd
Aug 28, 2016 10:25 pm
nennles
nennles
28 August 2016

North Kellyville / Kellyville - Setback requirements?

North Kellyville / Kellyville - Setback requirements?
NSW

I may be wrong on this, but I think you can pass a wider garage if you call it a "workshop" on the side rather than just part of the garage. Might be worth discussing…

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nennles
Aug 28, 2016 8:44 pm
vincey
vincey
28 August 2016

Somerfield Estate Keysborough

Somerfield Estate Keysborough
VIC
1 ... 117, 118, 119

Hi all, I'm about to purchase a property soon, I'm really interested in Somerfield or Point Cook at the moment, but I heard Somerfield got really slow internet speed,…

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vincey
Aug 28, 2016 8:35 pm

Has anyone built this house? Trying to get ideas on color scheme for the facade!!

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honkytonkie
Aug 28, 2016 1:04 pm
honkytonkie

Hi, we are about to build a house with Metricon & need to finalise colors by tommorow. I'm looking for advice on exterior colors. I'm thinking of having Dune for the…

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honkytonkie
Aug 28, 2016 12:19 pm
honkytonkie
Beazley77
Beazley77
28 August 2016

Dulux Natural White fo interior colour ?

Dulux Natural White fo interior colour ?
NSW

Try Pinterest. We have vivid white ceilings and British paints Star White on walls

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Beazley77
Aug 28, 2016 12:02 pm
Beazley77
ThomsoA
ThomsoA
27 August 2016

Greenock MkII-Orleana Waters SA (Statesman Homes)

Greenock MkII-Orleana Waters SA (Statesman Homes)
SA

Hi everyone, Finally some good news to report. We engaged with another builder and are doing a custom design with Fairmont. We were extremely impressed with how much…

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ThomsoA
Aug 27, 2016 10:54 pm
Ackee
Ackee
27 August 2016

Glass balcony (not sure which forum to post)

Glass balcony (not sure which forum to post)
VIC
1, 2, 3

While glass can be more expensive than other materials it’s also more durable and more lasting. About a year ago I thought about building pool fencing and wanted to…

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Ackee
Aug 27, 2016 7:47 pm
Ackee
mzjska
mzjska
27 August 2016

Redink Luxury

Redink Luxury
WA

Did you end up finding anyone with a luxury plan? We're building with Redink too! Look forward to seeing your design :)

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mzjska
Aug 27, 2016 3:59 pm
mzjska
mzjska
27 August 2016

Our first build with Redink in Darling Downs Private Estate

Our first build with Redink in Darling Downs Private Estate
WA

Following your build! I'm building with Redink too, waiting for our slab to go down

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mzjska
Aug 27, 2016 3:58 pm
Orpheus
Orpheus
27 August 2016

Metricon Laguna 33 Sydney

Metricon Laguna 33 Sydney
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi Orph. PCI soon but still lots to be done. It's been really slow in the past two weeks. Either no one on site or very little done. Any photos of…

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Orpheus
Aug 27, 2016 10:24 am
Orpheus
red15
red15
27 August 2016

Caught plasterer smoking cones

Caught plasterer smoking cones
WA

If there is no problem with the work then there is nothing to compensate for.

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red15
Aug 27, 2016 9:28 am
Beazley77
Beazley77
27 August 2016

Electrical advice for a new house

Electrical advice for a new house
WA

1 - yes. We have this in our house. 2_ its good idea to get conduits anywhere you might have two light switch plates on the wall, or maybe in the future you install a fan…

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Beazley77
Aug 27, 2016 1:56 am
Beazley77
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building-expert
Aug 26, 2016 5:03 pm
building-expert
raggae
raggae
26 August 2016

New Home in North Kellyville with BellRiver

New Home in North Kellyville with BellRiver
NSW

Just an update, the land is finally close to settlement Mid Sept after been told Feb 2016 before. My block is on Fenway St between Foxall Road and Hezlett Road. Welcome…

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raggae
Aug 26, 2016 12:58 pm
PerryFamily
PerryFamily
26 August 2016

Building In Cranbourne

Building In Cranbourne
VIC

In mayfield it was H1

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PerryFamily
Aug 26, 2016 8:54 am
sunrays
sunrays
25 August 2016

Help! Builder has changed window suppliers

Help! Builder has changed window suppliers
VIC

Do not accept and sign the variation and see what option they give you

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sunrays
Aug 25, 2016 10:47 pm
Alessia
Alessia
25 August 2016

Building with Ventura Homes - Como WA

Building with Ventura Homes - Como WA
WA

Hi Dan, The showroom was fine, nothing that stands out though. I would not base my decision on which builder to choose based on this element. We did not do any…

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Alessia
Aug 25, 2016 6:56 pm
Alessia


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