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watermill
watermill
3 May 2016

Show me your HENLEY kitchen!

Show me your HENLEY kitchen!
VIC

Thanks Saint Mike. Anyone else have a beautiful henley kitchen they want to share? :)

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watermill
May 03, 2016 7:36 am
watermill
building-expert
building-expert
3 May 2016

Builder ordered to demolish slab for wrong level

Builder ordered to demolish slab for wrong level
VIC

Guide to Standards and Tolerances should be renamed "Standards for Dummies" because that is all it is good for. Whilst the guide is in principle a good document but just a…

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building-expert
May 03, 2016 6:27 am
building-expert
Pink86
Pink86
2 May 2016

Building in watagan estate at cooranbong

Building in watagan estate at cooranbong
NSW

Oh wow! That's 2weeks away how very exciting for you! We have gyprock going up this week. Builder said 5-6weeks but we will see.

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Pink86
May 02, 2016 6:35 pm
alymei
alymei
2 May 2016

flooring

flooring
VIC

We did some research amd ended up choosing the click vinyl plank from godrey hirst, mainly as itsnot so vulnerable to water. Has a 20yr warranty in residential I believe

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alymei
May 02, 2016 6:06 pm

Third garage or separate garage

Third garage or separate garage
WA

Yes we did consider it, we were actually originally wanting the house flipped, but the builder showed us the benefits of having it the way we have. The front bedrooms may…

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Wellard2ndTimers
May 02, 2016 5:25 pm
jsmi
jsmi
2 May 2016

Has anyone used Horizon Homes (Sydney custom builder) for

Has anyone used Horizon Homes (Sydney custom builder) for
NSW

Hey there H1 community Has anyone used Horizon Homes (Sydney customer builder) for their build? We are considering using them and just looking for some real-life…

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jsmi
May 02, 2016 4:39 pm
jsmi
sandy19
sandy19
2 May 2016

Dave & Leonie building HGWA Metropolitan at Mandurah

Dave & Leonie building HGWA Metropolitan at Mandurah
WA
1, 2

Hi Dave, Love to see your house latest pictures if you have...

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sandy19
May 02, 2016 12:47 pm
wood bang
wood bang
2 May 2016

Wood chips around slab

Wood chips around slab
VIC

Recycled concrete would have been a better idea

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wood bang
May 02, 2016 9:26 am
wood bang
watermill
watermill
2 May 2016

Austral Greythorn Bricks

Austral Greythorn Bricks
VIC

Has anyone used these and what window colour did you choose please? Thanks!

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watermill
May 02, 2016 8:13 am
watermill
watermill
watermill
2 May 2016

Henley upgrades and options

Henley upgrades and options
VIC

Thanks all, looking at the Emperor

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watermill
May 02, 2016 8:08 am
watermill
hamu
hamu
1 May 2016

Home lower than street level - possible options

Home lower than street level - possible options
NSW

This is a really good point. You may not think so NOW - but who knows what's around the corner. $10k (?) on DLUG under might mean $50k down the track. Below street…

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hamu
May 01, 2016 11:12 pm
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deejay08
May 01, 2016 10:35 pm
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Chaton
May 01, 2016 9:53 pm
Chaton
wilson0205
wilson0205
1 May 2016

Confusion about "extras" and "inclusions"

Confusion about "extras" and "inclusions"
VIC

The best thing to do is get a quote off each with all the inclusions you are after and then compare the price. Don't let them give you PC amounts unless you are certain…

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wilson0205
May 01, 2016 8:08 pm
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JayaJaya
May 01, 2016 7:26 pm
JayaJaya
Claire2008
Claire2008
1 May 2016

Anyone building with Astute Property Group?

Anyone building with Astute Property Group?
VIC

Hi all! We are planning to build our first home in Lancefield Vic with the help of Astute Property Group. Any heads up please? Anyone had experience building their dream…

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Claire2008
May 01, 2016 4:08 pm
kyliebsmith
kyliebsmith
1 May 2016

Retaining walls

Retaining walls
NSW

You can have them done through your builder but it's very expensive, or you can get someone else to do it. It's better to do it usually before the build but it can be done…

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kyliebsmith
May 01, 2016 11:00 am
jessicana10
jessicana10
1 May 2016

Hawksburn brick not available, what to replace with

Hawksburn brick not available, what to replace with
VIC

We have 3 dogs - this has just been fenced off so they can't get to it while the seed grew in a few weeks it will be a mud pit

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jessicana10
May 01, 2016 10:04 am
jessicana10
Just3ofus
Just3ofus
1 May 2016

Flooring after handover

Flooring after handover
NSW

Thanks all- some helpful suggestions and things to think about. I must say, the idea of having to allow extra time after handover is a big negative and one thing I hadn't…

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Just3ofus
May 01, 2016 9:11 am
adamovie
adamovie
30 April 2016

Help needed with delayed handover and tough builder

Help needed with delayed handover and tough builder
VIC

Thanks. I've engaged a company (NHI). They did inspection for a friend of mine and did a good job. Builder has taken very long than expected and now handover is been…

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adamovie
Apr 30, 2016 1:18 pm
mcmidas
mcmidas
30 April 2016

HOUSE OVERLOOKING SHOPS?

HOUSE OVERLOOKING SHOPS?
VIC

In Victoria, is it possible for a 2 storey residential dwelling to overlook the windows of multi-unit commercial building/s like shop units, consultancy suites etc. that…

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mcmidas
Apr 30, 2016 8:30 am
mcmidas
mcmidas
30 April 2016

Has any one had overlooking issues with their DS backwindows

Has any one had overlooking issues with their DS backwindows

In Victoria, is it possible for a residential dwelling to overlook the windows of a commercial building with multiple units like shop units, consultancy suites etc. Per…

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mcmidas
Apr 30, 2016 8:20 am

Here's half of it for you And in bright daylight

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Presidente
Apr 30, 2016 12:30 am
Presidente
Ding
Ding
29 April 2016

Anyone building at Thornton , Penrith

Anyone building at Thornton , Penrith
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Yeah William Hart Cres and we moved in today finally although the builder told us we were lucky as we were in early not bad for a 28 month wait

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Ding
Apr 29, 2016 7:27 pm
Jacinta.C
Jacinta.C
29 April 2016

Photos of Essa Stone colours

Photos of Essa Stone colours
VIC

Does anyone have an email or phone number for Jess? I sent through a general enquiry on Wednesday about going to the colour selection studio, but still no reply :(

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Jacinta.C
Apr 29, 2016 5:06 pm
Jacinta.C
Narrewarren01
Narrewarren01
29 April 2016

Dressing room fitout with Mainvue/Henley

Dressing room fitout with Mainvue/Henley
VIC

in the wardrobe I have adjusted the top shelf to 2m. After handover I will just add tot he existing one mainvue provided. you can get shelves made the will slide under

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Narrewarren01
Apr 29, 2016 1:45 pm
newassiedanpc
newassiedanpc
29 April 2016

Amalfi 532 (alternate garage location)

Amalfi 532 (alternate garage location)
VIC

Anyone building or built the Amalfi 532 with the alternate garage location? If yes, would it be possible to post some pictures please?

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newassiedanpc
Apr 29, 2016 12:42 am
sneakersss
sneakersss
28 April 2016

What colour would you make these stripes?

What colour would you make these stripes?
VIC

Paint the whole thing above the garage the same colour as the gutters and fascia. That way it blends in with the gutters and fascia and becomes less of a feature.

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sneakersss
Apr 28, 2016 10:44 pm
sneakersss
TomCat
TomCat
28 April 2016

Builder Failing To Do Job

Builder Failing To Do Job
NSW

I hope they do read the forums ... might make sure they do a better job! :lol: Come back and let us know how you go Tamada! Don't worry, at this stage they don't know who you…

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TomCat
Apr 28, 2016 10:39 pm
TomCat
me786
me786
28 April 2016

Is it normal for the brickwork?

Is it normal for the brickwork?
WA

We have some issues with brickwork as well . Did CL agree to fix? How?

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me786
Apr 28, 2016 5:04 pm
Shinners
Shinners
28 April 2016

Eden Beach Site costs???

Eden Beach Site costs???
WA

Ye i agree. On all the forums $10,000 - $15,000 used to seem like a fairly achievable figure but now it's always much closer to $20,000, often over. I wonder if they are…

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Shinners
Apr 28, 2016 3:39 pm
Shinners
cili7
cili7
28 April 2016

Gold Ruby Homes in Canberra. Any good?

Gold Ruby Homes in Canberra. Any good?
ACT
1, 2

The 10 last posts are 1 comment users raving about Gold Ruby Homes. Yeah, nothing sus there ;). I personally haven't had much dealings with Gold Ruby and decided to go…

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cili7
Apr 28, 2016 2:00 pm

It's been a while.. But we've finally done our gardens lol

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waynesaw
Apr 28, 2016 1:02 pm
pennyg
pennyg
28 April 2016

Glenview (Bellbird) Estate - Diamond Creek

Glenview (Bellbird) Estate - Diamond Creek
VIC

Hi watermill, Have you decided to look into Glenview Estate? I went there yesterday and there are still 2 lots available. It's a beautiful area with parklands right next…

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pennyg
Apr 28, 2016 12:10 pm
kavehman
kavehman
28 April 2016

Post Build Cleaner recommendations

Post Build Cleaner recommendations
NSW

Fabuluso is a pretty good smelly cleaner. And all purpose cleaner that I can use on everything that I think I could not live without…

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kavehman
Apr 28, 2016 8:44 am
Anky
Anky
27 April 2016

Metricon Sovereign 40 in Kellyville : Hebel Vs Brick

Metricon Sovereign 40 in Kellyville : Hebel Vs Brick
NSW

Hi All ! We will soon be building our first new home in Kellyville. Its a Metricon Sovereign 40 and inclusions include free Hebel upgrade. Any suggestions around pros and…

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Anky
Apr 27, 2016 10:58 pm
DeeGee
DeeGee
27 April 2016

Anyone build with icon homes

Anyone build with icon homes
NSW

Hi, I hope this is not too late. I only became a member today and found your post. We will soon be building with Icon Homes as soon as our land at Greenway Estate is…

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DeeGee
Apr 27, 2016 4:26 pm
firsthome2
firsthome2
26 April 2016

Sewer down pipe - any suggestions?

Sewer down pipe - any suggestions?
NSW

thanks for all your answers. If I had known that it was going to be inside the house, we could have brought it through the laundry room, which was adjacent to the room.…

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firsthome2
Apr 26, 2016 10:21 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
26 April 2016

Our first home - Sekisui Clareville - Photos!

Our first home - Sekisui Clareville - Photos!
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

I love it! It's so odd seeing our house with someone else's furniture ;) It looks really really lovely. I love the colours, lights, and fan choices. Nicer than ours :D I…

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cat_dunc
Apr 26, 2016 9:27 pm
cat_dunc
heatherkam
heatherkam
26 April 2016

Is or has anyone built with Fairmont Homes SA?

Is or has anyone built with Fairmont Homes SA?
SA
1, 2

Hey ronski, our footings were off by about what you have said , the soil in blakeview is not the best, don't forget you have to pay for soil removal , not sure what design…

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heatherkam
Apr 26, 2016 8:46 pm
heatherkam
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
26 April 2016

Build time on a double storey house??

Build time on a double storey house??
QLD

It depends on how large the house is and whether it is built out of timber frames and chipboard floors or bricks and concrete floors. My own owner built 2 storey double…

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Beetaloo
Apr 26, 2016 7:18 pm
Beetaloo
vonsta76
vonsta76
26 April 2016

Building Avoca 25 - Coral Homes

Building Avoca 25 - Coral Homes
QLD
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Wow now I know what the inside of mine will look like! Like you, we have a full length mirror in the ensuite instead of a window, and our bedroom window at the front has…

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vonsta76
Apr 26, 2016 1:17 pm
vonsta76
Lexi64
Lexi64
26 April 2016

Newbie Building in Mckeachies Run

Newbie Building in Mckeachies Run
NSW

Lol that could have been us not sure though will have to investigate the other side a little more. Aww yeah I can't even imagine it would have been really hard :( they…

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Lexi64
Apr 26, 2016 12:50 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 April 2016

Building in a bushfire risk area VIC

Building in a bushfire risk area VIC
VIC

The extra cost to build in these areas is the main disadvantage... There is some good info and background stuff regarding costs in these threads

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Stewie D
Apr 26, 2016 11:52 am
Joynz
Joynz
25 April 2016

Exposed aggregate residue on render clean off advice.

Exposed aggregate residue on render clean off advice.
VIC

The hydrochloric acid is for mortar removal. Don't think it will work on concrete. if you decide to use it anyway, be very careful and use proper protective gear. I…

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Joynz
Apr 25, 2016 11:58 pm
TomCat
TomCat
25 April 2016

Jasper roof woodland fascia?

Jasper roof woodland fascia?
QLD

See for yourself by using an online visualiser like www.alcoil.com.au

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TomCat
Apr 25, 2016 11:26 pm
TomCat
Houseandhorse
Houseandhorse
25 April 2016

Anyone here built with a boral Glenfern Bricks?

Anyone here built with a boral Glenfern Bricks?
NSW

Check out my thread in my signature. Heaps of pics of Glenfern bricks. We should be moving in end of this week :D

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Houseandhorse
Apr 25, 2016 8:08 pm
Houseandhorse


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