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Charley
Charley
16 February 2017

Zip track Alfresco blinds

Zip track Alfresco blinds
VIC

Looking for reviews on Ziptrack blinds for our alfresco, anyone here installed them?

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Charley
Feb 16, 2017 6:46 pm
Macfarlane_Manor
Macfarlane_Manor
16 February 2017

Porter Davis Charlton 33

Porter Davis Charlton 33
VIC
1, 2

We originally went with the upgraded stairs (as displayed in Riverwalk) but it was a little bit our of budget (think it was around $11k) so we went with the silver chrome…

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Macfarlane_Manor
Feb 16, 2017 12:05 pm
Macfarlane_Manor
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
16 February 2017

FAIL! WHY is my Dulux Acrylic Texture Coat render crumbling?

FAIL! WHY is my Dulux Acrylic Texture Coat render crumbling?
WA

Iether that or it was a typical hurry job on to rendered wall and the render was still wet when it was primed. eflourescene will cause the entire coating to fail if it was…

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rebuilder86
Feb 16, 2017 11:29 am
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dreamh0me
Feb 15, 2017 10:19 pm
dreamh0me
arcadelt
arcadelt
15 February 2017

Flooring square meterage

Flooring square meterage
WA

OK, looks pretty straightforward apart from the stairs, so what help do you need.

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arcadelt
Feb 15, 2017 9:28 pm
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firstone
Feb 15, 2017 9:02 pm
Marshall5858
Marshall5858
15 February 2017

Building the Simonds Palisade in Springwood SA

Building the Simonds Palisade in Springwood SA
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

We mixed our colours, had to pay around $375 (from memory) in SA

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Marshall5858
Feb 15, 2017 8:30 pm
barry157
barry157
15 February 2017

2 Gas Points in Alfresco? Or 1 is enough?

2 Gas Points in Alfresco? Or 1 is enough?

I think it depends on the individual appliances which will run on the gas line. When signing off on the contract, the builder asked me what sort of appliances I intended…

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barry157
Feb 15, 2017 2:58 pm
Christoshizz
Christoshizz
15 February 2017

Bradnams Stainless View Security Screens

Bradnams Stainless View Security Screens
QLD

Following this thread as also keen to know!

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Christoshizz
Feb 15, 2017 12:20 am
Christoshizz
zxmcathy413
zxmcathy413
14 February 2017

Highgrove estate - Clyde North, Melbourne

Highgrove estate - Clyde North, Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 34, 35, 36

It was 270,200 when we signed up in Nov. How much is it now? my one is 278,000 That house is now $274,600 a couple of weeks ago

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zxmcathy413
Feb 14, 2017 9:18 pm
ninnygray
ninnygray
14 February 2017

NSW New Home Builder's Grant

NSW New Home Builder's Grant
NSW

Construction of the home, by way of laying foundations, must commence within 26 weeks (or a longer period allowed by the Chief…

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ninnygray
Feb 14, 2017 5:36 pm
ninnygray
girds
girds
14 February 2017

Trinity build - land scaping

Trinity build - land scaping
WA
1 ... 18, 19, 20

hey mate, really like the exterior of the house, looks amazing! what colour render is this?. you said it was solver mochachino but i cant find it anywhere online?

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girds
Feb 14, 2017 5:12 pm
clintdb
clintdb
14 February 2017

KDR with Sekisui - Sydney

KDR with Sekisui - Sydney
NSW
1 ... 44, 45, 46

General note for anyone with a Fronius inverter: Since the smart meter was installed last week (the one that provides me with consumption as well as solar production…

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clintdb
Feb 14, 2017 8:36 am
clintdb
faykis
faykis
14 February 2017

Anyone built with fowler homes recently?

Anyone built with fowler homes recently?
NSW

Hi Threegreenpeas, would love to read through your blog. Please PM me the link. I love to know what parts did you remove from the design and got the money back! Our land…

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faykis
Feb 14, 2017 6:49 am
faykis
shellby
shellby
13 February 2017

Timeframe for building to commence after deposit paid

Timeframe for building to commence after deposit paid
VIC

How long is a piece of string. We signed start of October 2015 and paid 5% (already paid our $3,000 in July), Was submitted to council straight away, but then it sat at…

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shellby
Feb 13, 2017 9:35 pm
shellby
maywil
maywil
13 February 2017

Stylemaster Homes - Aurora 32/18 Sunshine Coast

Stylemaster Homes - Aurora 32/18 Sunshine Coast
QLD
1, 2

We seem to be at the same stage with you. Our slab went down on the 19th Dec. The frames & roof were completed a week ago. What stage are you at now.

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maywil
Feb 13, 2017 9:13 pm
algernon
algernon
13 February 2017

(WA) Flipping house - need advice!!!

(WA) Flipping house - need advice!!!
WA

Trees are a good idea - a tall hedge along the boundary line would also help quite a lot. As an alternative to flipping the entire plan, you might be able to modify it -…

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algernon
Feb 13, 2017 8:16 pm
Merv
Merv
13 February 2017

Starting our building process,-Knock down rebuild- Research

Starting our building process,-Knock down rebuild- Research
NSW

We are also in the process of KDRB on the beaches. Our plans are in council now and being held up due to an engineering report not done (we are building with Merticon). We…

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Merv
Feb 13, 2017 6:48 pm
Milestone
Milestone
13 February 2017

Our Coral Build! Santorini 26

Our Coral Build! Santorini 26
QLD
1, 2

progress is super exciting isn't it congrats Coral homes Modified Stradbroke Sent from my iPad usingTapatalk

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Milestone
Feb 13, 2017 6:34 pm
Milestone
Kenny48
Kenny48
13 February 2017

Building with Bentley homes

Building with Bentley homes
VIC
1, 2, 3

:( Feel sorry for that thing happened to you. May i know which area are you in? My house is at lock up stage as well, and of course last time i visit : door locked but…

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Kenny48
Feb 13, 2017 4:49 pm
Zeeber
Zeeber
13 February 2017

Site map - contour map?

Site map - contour map?
VIC

Thanks for all the suggestions, sounds like it will have to be surveyed. At the moment, the contour is about 700m difference from highest to lowest point, so I'll spend…

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Zeeber
Feb 13, 2017 10:57 am
BuildingOurDream
BuildingOurDream
13 February 2017

Charlton 33 Design Options Packs - Landscaping

Charlton 33 Design Options Packs - Landscaping
VIC

Hi everyone! After much deliberation we decided to build the Charlton 33 - and we are SUPER exited! One of the main reasons we decided on the Charlton (apart from the…

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BuildingOurDream
Feb 13, 2017 10:32 am
BuildingOurDream
L4 a home
L4 a home
12 February 2017

Estimate total cost to construct

Estimate total cost to construct
NSW

Update: I just spoke with a couple builders today: Elderton homes and Travelle homes: * Elderton homes have a house which can fit on 300m2 block for 230K with standard…

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L4 a home
Feb 12, 2017 1:54 pm
peaches21
peaches21
12 February 2017

Certificate of occupancy declined

Certificate of occupancy declined
VIC

Nothing anywhere says owner supplied ? For my carpet yes and for fencing yes but nothing about retaining

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peaches21
Feb 12, 2017 12:18 pm
nikil
nikil
12 February 2017

Electricity Pit

Electricity Pit
VIC

Yes that's something you have to do yourself and pay for. Just find out who the energy provider is for the area you're building and they usually have the application form…

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nikil
Feb 12, 2017 9:36 am
goody59
goody59
12 February 2017

Silicon or grout in shower corners ?

Silicon or grout in shower corners ?

Silicon is required. Grout will crack and fall out. The tiler has it right.

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goody59
Feb 12, 2017 7:18 am
goody59

kitchen going in

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releigh1980
Feb 11, 2017 12:34 pm
rachguney
rachguney
10 February 2017

Render colour help

Render colour help
VIC

We are building a new home and I am totally stuck on a render colour We have mangrove brick which is a darkish brown with woodland grey windows gutters and roof. Any…

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rachguney
Feb 10, 2017 11:48 am
spice girl
spice girl
10 February 2017

Our Build- Lexington Belle Q1

Our Build- Lexington Belle Q1
VIC
1, 2

Hi belle, how are you doing? Any progress yet?

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spice girl
Feb 10, 2017 11:29 am
algernon
algernon
10 February 2017

Wall Insulation Between Storeys

Wall Insulation Between Storeys
VIC

Many builders won't put insulation between floors unless you specifically ask. While it can have some thermal advantages, insulation between floors is usually done for…

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algernon
Feb 10, 2017 10:17 am
eamn yidspla
eamn yidspla
10 February 2017

House Presto - Building Advisors

House Presto - Building Advisors
VIC

Hi, We are currently in the process of signing up with House Presto, to design a custom build.. Has anyone used them in the past? Their advice seems to be very good so…

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eamn yidspla
Feb 10, 2017 10:04 am
Hootie
Hootie
10 February 2017

Re: Building in Aveley - Living, one year on...

Re: Building in Aveley - Living, one year on...
WA
1 ... 53, 54, 55

Thanks MrsMaccaPacca and Petad :D Soura, sorry I missed this post! ::lol:: Thanks for the kind words, congrats on the land purchase in Vale, Aveley and I hope your build is…

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Hootie
Feb 10, 2017 12:02 am
Hootie
Fish217
Fish217
9 February 2017

Is anyone building at Mawson Green, Meadows SA?

Is anyone building at Mawson Green, Meadows SA?
SA
1 ... 32, 33, 34

Hey Porsha1369!! Only a few doors down :) . How is your place going? Thanks for the contact number. I will get in contact with them when the completion gets closer and i…

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Fish217
Feb 09, 2017 12:40 pm
accidentalpirate
accidentalpirate
9 February 2017

Newport 361 - Our First Home!

Newport 361 - Our First Home!
VIC

How did it all turn out Karooo? We're building the Newport 361 at the moment (we have a slab, frame starts next week) and keen to see some photographs of completed homes

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accidentalpirate
Feb 09, 2017 11:08 am
natalied2701
natalied2701
9 February 2017

Costs added to construction in bush fire zone

Costs added to construction in bush fire zone
NSW

Thank you both for your help. They just got back to us with a quote for anyone else who reads this post looking for answers... We are being charged $3,600 for - Provide…

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natalied2701
Feb 09, 2017 10:50 am
algernon
algernon
9 February 2017

Building Contract Issues

Building Contract Issues
NSW

Agreed - I suspect they're trying to scare/pressure you into going ahead with them. If you haven't already had a solicitor review your contract, please do so now. It…

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algernon
Feb 09, 2017 10:34 am
RDhar_2016
RDhar_2016
9 February 2017

Buiding Henley-Monaco Lux Q3

Buiding Henley-Monaco Lux Q3
VIC

Hello Everyone, I am new to this forum and need to know if anyone has built Monaco Lux Q3. This is now called Monaco 25. I am confused about color choices and all. Your…

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RDhar_2016
Feb 08, 2017 11:12 pm
Vikas77
Vikas77
8 February 2017

Glendale 38 (Elara)

Glendale 38 (Elara)
NSW
1 ... 8, 9, 10

thanks dulie

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Vikas77
Feb 08, 2017 4:56 pm
mamba
mamba
8 February 2017

Re: Henley Carmelle Lux Q2 - Post handover jobs continue

Re: Henley Carmelle Lux Q2 - Post handover jobs continue
VIC
1 ... 35, 36, 37

Hey Snyde - Where did you get your driveway done from? I am trying to get a few quotes. Henley has quoted 6.2K for an exposed aggregate. I am not sure what the right price…

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mamba
Feb 08, 2017 11:59 am
mamba
charlibear
charlibear
8 February 2017

Coral Homes Hampton 26

Coral Homes Hampton 26
NSW

There is a Coral general thread, you are better off to ask in there. Hopefully you can get the answers you are after GJ Gardner Modified Coolum 277 viewtopic.php?t=83643

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charlibear
Feb 08, 2017 11:13 am
charlibear
zen41
zen41
7 February 2017

anyone building in Springvale Sandown rd

anyone building in Springvale Sandown rd
VIC

Check with your land office would be the easiest way

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zen41
Feb 07, 2017 10:32 pm
planetbyron
planetbyron
7 February 2017

Henley & Cosham upgrade price list

Henley & Cosham upgrade price list
VIC

Ok everyone. Here is the link for all the documents I have for Henley Lexington Belle Q1 and Q2, as well as Lexington 32: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ovnrq7h8prnn ... WM0Ma?dl=0

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planetbyron
Feb 07, 2017 8:07 pm
Lala1
Lala1
7 February 2017

Pros and cons of demolishing whole block

Pros and cons of demolishing whole block
VIC

Wow, I'm actually surprised to see how much if the land they use! I think I'll start repotting and making cuttings

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Lala1
Feb 07, 2017 7:56 pm
Milestone
Milestone
7 February 2017

Coral Homes - Marcoola 30 - Brisbane North

Coral Homes - Marcoola 30 - Brisbane North
QLD

Ours is the same they just finished bricking and I can fit my hand in between brick wall and window our SS told us the same thing. Coral homes Modified Stradbroke Sent…

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Milestone
Feb 07, 2017 6:20 pm
Milestone
Christoshizz
Christoshizz
7 February 2017

Installing a Power Pit

Installing a Power Pit
VIC

No idea. Whatever it is just have to pay it.

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Christoshizz
Feb 07, 2017 4:32 pm
Christoshizz
faykis
faykis
7 February 2017

Help! 2-3m slope in land map. Site cost!!

Help! 2-3m slope in land map. Site cost!!
NSW

Guys I would be very grateful if you could check out my other post and help me understanding the contour maps. I need help to understand their impact on site cost/…

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faykis
Feb 07, 2017 3:43 pm
faykis
Sparkie
Sparkie
7 February 2017

Leveling sloping land

Leveling sloping land
NSW

Yeah mate. I got ripped and didn't have any clue. Put me under massive pressure. :(

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Sparkie
Feb 07, 2017 11:03 am
bd3watson
bd3watson
7 February 2017

Porter Davis House issue

Porter Davis House issue
VIC

Unfortunately they are correct about the floors. The VBA website below gives you a run down (basically you have 24 months) to stop squeaking and cracks need to be of a…

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bd3watson
Feb 07, 2017 8:17 am
bd3watson

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