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melipen19
melipen19
5 April 2016

Shaving cabinet dilemma

Shaving cabinet dilemma

Hi need some advice regarding shaving cabinet please... it is driving me crazy. We have been provided with a shaving cabinet option for our new home which is 200mm deep,…

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melipen19
Apr 05, 2016 10:53 am
Mute88
Mute88
5 April 2016

Electrician/owner for your own build.

Electrician/owner for your own build.
VIC

Hey, everyone. My wife and I are in the early stages of getting a house sorted out with Dennis family homes. I'm an electrician and have had the electrical part of the…

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Mute88
Apr 05, 2016 10:23 am
jelbell55
jelbell55
5 April 2016

Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth

Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth
WA
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Love that pantry idea! Looking forward to seeing the fire pit finished, looking great :)

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jelbell55
Apr 05, 2016 9:19 am
JaneW
JaneW
5 April 2016

Exposed aggregate driveway - Melbourne

Exposed aggregate driveway - Melbourne
VIC

Oh well that's not good at all, how annoying for you! good luck with it hopefully you get a good one soon viewtopic.php?f=31&t=81627&p=1505759#p1505759

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JaneW
Apr 05, 2016 8:05 am
JaneW
flossy17
flossy17
5 April 2016

Is anyone else currently building with Newstart Homes?

Is anyone else currently building with Newstart Homes?
QLD

Hi there, sad to say it has been a nightmare with them and never would I recommend them to anyone. We went into construction Feb 2015 but slab was only poured in May.…

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flossy17
Apr 05, 2016 6:45 am
flossy17
brisguy79
brisguy79
4 April 2016

New home- Moon Dust bricks with natural mortar

New home- Moon Dust bricks with natural mortar
QLD

I've gone with a dark grey roof and Moon Dust double height bricks (and also with Hallmark). Unfortunately we had to upgrade to off white mortar due to covenant…

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brisguy79
Apr 04, 2016 11:11 pm
barnes
barnes
4 April 2016

Engineers report

Engineers report
SA

I have asked 1 neighbor and he said that his footings were just a few hundred bucks more (he had the same builder), but his house is ordinary (standard builders design…

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barnes
Apr 04, 2016 10:32 pm
amc4159
amc4159
4 April 2016

National tiles- Como Charcoal 450x450

National tiles- Como Charcoal 450x450
QLD

Hi- does anyone have pictures of these tiles with a natural grout? We have chosen them for our floors and wet areas but using standard grey groat colour. Thanks in advance ;)

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amc4159
Apr 04, 2016 8:31 pm
amc4159
amc4159
4 April 2016

Our Clarendon Ashley 35 Build in SE QLD - PCI time!

Our Clarendon Ashley 35 Build in SE QLD - PCI time!
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I'm building in QLD with Clarendon at Mango Hill. We chose Moondust and not the exorbant price of White Mortar, electing for Natural..... I think it looks…

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amc4159
Apr 04, 2016 8:23 pm
Emmz70
Emmz70
4 April 2016

Metricon Contract

Metricon Contract
NSW

Oh really. I do know Melbourne head office went through restructuring end of last year so hopefully things settle down now. So far haven't been disappointed with our…

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Emmz70
Apr 04, 2016 5:06 pm
HatlessChimp
HatlessChimp
4 April 2016

Drafts-person/Building Designer/Architect recommendations

Drafts-person/Building Designer/Architect recommendations
NSW

Im in victoria but Sam from QHD Homes in Qld is awesome! He has done wonders with our house design. He is really cleaver!

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HatlessChimp
Apr 04, 2016 3:11 pm
John D
John D
4 April 2016

Our Cottage Block Build NOR, Perth WA- 2 Year Review &Tips

Our Cottage Block Build NOR, Perth WA- 2 Year Review &Tips
WA
1 ... 18, 19, 20

After 3 years in our Cottage I have nothing much to add to the Tips and Reviews covered earlier in this blog but recently a "biggie" emerged which I wish I had thought of…

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John D
Apr 04, 2016 1:20 pm
pearl
pearl
4 April 2016

dulux whisper white render?

dulux whisper white render?
NSW

We have painted Natural White outdoors on wooden privacy fencing and it is not to stark just very easy on the eye.

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pearl
Apr 04, 2016 8:07 am
Evan668
Evan668
2 April 2016

Aurora 2 estate Alex ave Schofields

Aurora 2 estate Alex ave Schofields
NSW

Hi guys, I was looking for a topic regarding Aurora 2 Estate at Alex Avenue in Schofields. We have bought a House & Land Package with Macland investment Group and the…

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Evan668
Apr 02, 2016 11:49 am
Evan668
Dani_J
Dani_J
1 April 2016

North facing block: Masterbed upstairs in rear or front?

North facing block: Masterbed upstairs in rear or front?
NSW

Hi Pauline. We have lived in a single storey home with eaves and master at front in north west corner and North facing windows. Doesn't get too hot in summer - nothing…

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Dani_J
Apr 01, 2016 7:06 pm
andreweverist
andreweverist
1 April 2016

Builder in Melbourne

Builder in Melbourne
VIC

I would recommend Evenwedge Homes. They provide the most enjoyable building experience possible. http://www.evenwedgehomes.com.au

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andreweverist
Apr 01, 2016 4:53 pm
andreweverist
philandbec14
philandbec14
1 April 2016

Certain Builder reviews

Certain Builder reviews
NSW

Hey Alex! We haven't had any real experience with the one's you've shortlisted but we did go with Adenbrook who are out that way and so far everything has been really…

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philandbec14
Apr 01, 2016 1:16 pm
snyde
snyde
1 April 2016

Building Monaco Lux Q1 - Handover 2 Sep !!!

Building Monaco Lux Q1 - Handover 2 Sep !!!
VIC
1 ... 37, 38, 39

Nice work, it's all paid off. Is it turf?

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snyde
Apr 01, 2016 7:43 am
snyde
MrsMaccaPacca
MrsMaccaPacca
1 April 2016

Building with Home group - moved in and settled

Building with Home group - moved in and settled
WA
1 ... 37, 38, 39

Everything looks so good! Love your frontage. You must be so happy to be moved in :)

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MrsMaccaPacca
Apr 01, 2016 12:15 am
MrsMaccaPacca
jsmi
jsmi
31 March 2016

Homeworld Display Village

Homeworld Display Village
NSW

Charleston is nice, at the pricey end for homeworld and it's a HUGE house. More of a traditional/Hamptons style than a lot of the other homes which are very modern.

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jsmi
Mar 31, 2016 10:16 pm
jsmi
Stewie D
Stewie D
31 March 2016

Acceptable brickwork?

Acceptable brickwork?
VIC

Good luck with getting the brickies to change all those. Your brickwork actually looks pretty good overall. A few here and there that are not dead straight but by and…

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Stewie D
Mar 31, 2016 9:22 pm
ruthc88
ruthc88
31 March 2016

Cancelling a building contract

Cancelling a building contract
WA

Thanks for all of that information. I can see that they would have spent $7500 all up. But what they are asking for is an extra $7500 on top of the $5500 we have paid. So…

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ruthc88
Mar 31, 2016 8:54 pm
Craigbrankstone
Craigbrankstone
31 March 2016

McDonald Jones PCI

McDonald Jones PCI
NSW

Hi there, all went well. We had PCI moved to the next day and this ended up being with SS Manager who managed to get just about everything we mentioned in the PCI done…

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356
Craigbrankstone
Mar 31, 2016 10:49 am
TiVeena
TiVeena
31 March 2016

Emporer Nouveau Q3 - Henley

Emporer Nouveau Q3 - Henley
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Very Very Nice, Truffle looks amazing. Tiveena how much was the upgrade to truffle Bricks? Hi way2funky, it was free for us as we chose the concept…

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TiVeena
Mar 30, 2016 11:17 pm
done
done
30 March 2016

Sanctuary New Homes

Sanctuary New Homes
NSW

http://www.sanctuarynewhomes.com.au/ After some feedback on Sanctuary New Homes (Amanda and Gary Palmer) please. Thanks!

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done
Mar 30, 2016 7:51 pm
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Michelle
Mar 30, 2016 5:02 pm
Michelle
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MrsJM
Mar 30, 2016 4:00 pm
MrsJM
LeelaDee
LeelaDee
30 March 2016

Metricon Contract

Metricon Contract
SA

Thank you Navy. I appreciate your response to my question. :)

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LeelaDee
Mar 30, 2016 1:55 pm
camma18
camma18
30 March 2016

Timber Flooring - Melbourne

Timber Flooring - Melbourne
VIC

To clarify, I ended up purchasing raw 130mm wide Blackbutt in feature grade. So I'm looking for someone that can do install of solid timber onto concrete slab.

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camma18
Mar 30, 2016 12:23 pm
camma18
E563
E563
30 March 2016

Advice on ducted aircon

Advice on ducted aircon
VIC

Builders do have different rules, but as long as your tradespeople have the required insurances, public liability etc, there should be no reason that they can't be covered…

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E563
Mar 30, 2016 9:37 am
RegVic
RegVic
30 March 2016

Media/Theatre room

Media/Theatre room
VIC

Thank you. That's a nice colour. I am planning to go with Haymes Refuge 7 http://www.haymespaint.com.au/explore-c ... ew/30/6134 Has anyone used this colour? Will it…

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RegVic
Mar 30, 2016 9:27 am
RegVic
Wall
Wall
30 March 2016

House facade tiles

House facade tiles

Hi Katherine, A house was designed using Travertine Tiles as the external house facade. St Kilda Football Club and Watersun Homes teamed up to design this charity house…

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Wall
Mar 30, 2016 9:26 am
Wall
scrapbizz
scrapbizz
30 March 2016

Perth: we have SmartHomes on our short list .......

Perth: we have SmartHomes on our short list .......
WA

Many thanks MattandErin - Have had another aquaintance email me to say their build was not smooth, LOTS of staff changes during the course of the build and no handovers…

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scrapbizz
Mar 30, 2016 12:51 am
scrapbizz
lilyzhou
lilyzhou
29 March 2016

Progressive drawdowns not in line with industry standard?

Progressive drawdowns not in line with industry standard?
VIC

I'm in WA, I has borrowed the loan from NAB. I had the same issue at the last minute when waitting for the formal approval. My builder has asked for 75% of funds release…

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lilyzhou
Mar 29, 2016 9:28 pm
lilyzhou
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Garrett_88
Mar 29, 2016 8:53 pm
Pink86
Pink86
29 March 2016

Best floor colours with kids??

Best floor colours with kids??
NSW

We went with the top one. I wanted a white benchtop & hubby wanted dark carpet. It was THE hardest decision ever to pick from a board already made up.

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Pink86
Mar 29, 2016 8:18 pm
FHB99
FHB99
29 March 2016

Rain Water Tanks in Tulliallan Estate

Rain Water Tanks in Tulliallan Estate
VIC

Hello , Has any one installed Rainwater Tank in Tulliallan Estate ,as per Council Requirements Thanks, FBH :th:

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FHB99
Mar 29, 2016 7:49 pm
Danshajen
Danshajen
29 March 2016

Soil type in stage 9 willowdale

Soil type in stage 9 willowdale
NSW

Thanks Gunna, Where abouts in Willowdale is your lot located? I'm in stage 9c. Im trying to read/understands whats in the tender.

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Danshajen
Mar 29, 2016 7:42 pm
Ro_14
Ro_14
29 March 2016

Redink Midwest First Time Builders - LOCK UP

Redink Midwest First Time Builders - LOCK UP
WA
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Sounds great! Can't wait to see the pics.

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Ro_14
Mar 29, 2016 5:18 pm
Moggi
Moggi
29 March 2016

Is anyone else building in Alkimos?

Is anyone else building in Alkimos?
WA

We are building in Shorehaven in Alkimos as well. We are in the Rise and got a great block. The build has already started and we are at plate height and had the swimming…

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Moggi
Mar 29, 2016 5:08 pm
Moggi
Ro_14
Ro_14
29 March 2016

Keys During Build

Keys During Build
VIC

Builders cannot issue keys due to insurance liability issues. We took building inspector with us during PCI and he helped us to find issues. You can visit the site during…

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Ro_14
Mar 29, 2016 2:41 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
29 March 2016

Environmentally Sustainable Building

Environmentally Sustainable Building
WA

Haven't considered any particular builder so far. But looking rural setting, modular or pavilion style build, maybe set into hillside, off grid capable etc. Have to find…

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Beazley77
Mar 29, 2016 1:57 pm
Beazley77
jcplots
jcplots
29 March 2016

New home Custom build Sydney - We are in..Photos updated

New home Custom build Sydney - We are in..Photos updated
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi Seema, thanks very much for sharing the information. Cheers, Tanveer

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jcplots
Mar 29, 2016 9:29 am
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bluesteel
Mar 28, 2016 7:34 pm
bluesteel
Ellick
Ellick
28 March 2016

Right to item refund?

Right to item refund?

Sorry Building-Expert, by bias I was referring to myself and not you - I have developed a bit of a bias view of some of the trades used in the construction of my house. …

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Ellick
Mar 28, 2016 9:42 am
riverrock
riverrock
28 March 2016

Advice on pool size and placement please

Advice on pool size and placement please
VIC

You still have a decent size area to put a pool despite the sewer line. Teenagers, unlike young children, need a bigger pool. Children wants a splash and that it. So I…

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riverrock
Mar 28, 2016 1:48 am
tonik25
tonik25
27 March 2016

Building with Adenbrook Homes {sydney}

Building with Adenbrook Homes {sydney}
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi I was just wondering how your house ended up, is it finished now. We are building the Hadley with a Benson facade and would love to see a real life Hadley rather than…

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tonik25
Mar 27, 2016 11:30 am
Rickardo05
Rickardo05
27 March 2016

Building Bermuda 23 with Porter Davis

Building Bermuda 23 with Porter Davis
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Just posting to see how everyone is going with their builds?

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Rickardo05
Mar 27, 2016 10:10 am
Rickardo05
Melsie68
Melsie68
26 March 2016

Melsie 68

Melsie 68
WA
1 ... 87, 88, 89

I didn't seal mine . They are cream as well . Nearly been here for two years the grout is getting dirty but I do have a tribe of kids . I did seal my bathroom through…

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Melsie68
Mar 26, 2016 9:44 pm


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