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Hello, Me and my better half are starting to build our 2nd house which will be our family home. It is going to be located in the country Victoria area on just over a half…

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chrismarshall3
May 28, 2016 3:58 pm
vonsta76
vonsta76
28 May 2016

Coral onsite management costs

Coral onsite management costs
QLD

Woops didnt realise this thread was nearly a year old! Avoca 25 in Gainsborough Greens Gold Coast viewtopic.php?f=31&t=81406

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vonsta76
May 28, 2016 9:19 am
vonsta76
buildingnanna
buildingnanna
27 May 2016

Please help! What colour is this?

Please help! What colour is this?

old post but im going through selections and have decided on dune roof and nougat brick but can't decide on brick colour for the portico?

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buildingnanna
May 27, 2016 10:51 pm
buildingnanna
vvmelb
vvmelb
27 May 2016

Who should remove the concrete block after excavation?

Who should remove the concrete block after excavation?
VIC

Check you contract documents. here in wa the siteworks includes site clean, scrape, grade and remove rocks,building material, debris, etc..check your…

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vvmelb
May 27, 2016 10:13 pm
by threes
by threes
27 May 2016

Our Blackwood Park hacienda

Our Blackwood Park hacienda
SA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Just hoping to bump this thread and see if you ended up building your house at Blackwood Park?

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by threes
May 27, 2016 6:55 pm
simpson
simpson
27 May 2016

Custom home builders in NSW

Custom home builders in NSW
NSW

Lol sco77k thanks ? It's ok if the custom builder are pricey I will adjust that ? Please members do suggest some more Thanks Simpson

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simpson
May 27, 2016 4:28 pm
ozvids
ozvids
27 May 2016

Oracle in Queensland

Oracle in Queensland
QLD
1, 2

Thanks Pink, nice of you to say. Yeah I'm really looking past it. annoying things happen, people get wrong advice even at the top level. cheers!

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ozvids
May 27, 2016 11:49 am
M+JHillview
M+JHillview
27 May 2016

Our Hillview build

Our Hillview build
NSW
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Boatfalls! Glad you dropped over :D Please take inspiration from our place, i know i certainly did from other posts.

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M+JHillview
May 27, 2016 11:40 am
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Decka
May 27, 2016 8:12 am
Decka
Splitsville
Splitsville
27 May 2016

KDR, Too much house?

KDR, Too much house?
NSW

Many thanks for your thoughts, its given me more to think about/talk to hubby. I like the idea of having more outdoor/alfresco area than rooms. Off to the Home Expo in…

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Splitsville
May 27, 2016 8:09 am
Splitsville
flossy17
flossy17
26 May 2016

Things to fix before handover

Things to fix before handover
QLD

So relieved for you both well done

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flossy17
May 26, 2016 10:25 pm
flossy17

Hi Everyone, been awesome checking out all your builds with Ben Trager to get a good idea of the finishes. This is my second build and we chose Ben Trager Homes as their…

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missimuu
May 26, 2016 10:03 pm
missimuu
jaslee
jaslee
26 May 2016

Custom home build with Wincrest

Custom home build with Wincrest
NSW

My suggestions: - Extend the laundry area and split out the bathroom (to the eastern side) - Move the garage access door to the laundry(?) - Switch the lounge and the…

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jaslee
May 26, 2016 2:21 pm
Sammy74
Sammy74
25 May 2016

Turnkey Simonds Homes Precinct

Turnkey Simonds Homes Precinct
VIC

Tomcat Yes the will be the second house we have build. I really love not having to go through all those choices. We didn't get to pick the facade which is okay as it is…

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Sammy74
May 25, 2016 9:18 pm
Sammy74
Camcam
Camcam
25 May 2016

Planning Approval in Hume??

Planning Approval in Hume??
VIC

I rang Hume Council and they told me that a planning approval needs to be issued before a planning permit is obtained. However when I spoke to the Developer they told me…

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Camcam
May 25, 2016 11:03 am

Bricked - now stay away rain so we can get the roof on!

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stik79
May 25, 2016 8:15 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
24 May 2016

HIGH Elecrical Usage

HIGH Elecrical Usage
WA

We are experiencing what are very high electricity bills for us. We are a two person household and our usage is higher than our suburbs average for a 4…

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Stewie D
May 24, 2016 3:16 pm
MJT
MJT
24 May 2016

Rain. Neighbour. Adelaide build. HELP

Rain. Neighbour. Adelaide build. HELP
SA

Our broker actually required stormwater to be in the contract with the rest of the house build. We also got told it couldn't be done until afterwards. So we get the…

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MJT
May 24, 2016 3:06 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 May 2016

Advise us on our new build

Advise us on our new build
VIC

I like full render to house. But - that's me. Agree with BW - always have more PPs - especially in ensuite - either end of bench. We have had some placed strategically…

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Saint Mike
May 24, 2016 10:19 am
Saint Mike
ruby jean
ruby jean
23 May 2016

Recommendations sought-project house with bullnose verandah

Recommendations sought-project house with bullnose verandah
NSW

Hello (am new here please be nice) We've recently purchased a quarter acre block of land. It is flat. Block is west facing and has tremendous views. We would like a…

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ruby jean
May 23, 2016 1:19 pm
cvetlicka
cvetlicka
23 May 2016

BOUTIQUE HOMES GET $750.00 VOUCHER TO SPEND IN COLOUR

BOUTIQUE HOMES GET $750.00 VOUCHER TO SPEND IN COLOUR
VIC

Hi, you might be aware of "Refer a friend" promotion, which Boutique is currently running. We have signed up with them so I can refer you, and you will…

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cvetlicka
May 23, 2016 11:04 am
mishy
mishy
23 May 2016

Voyager Point - Heartwood

Voyager Point - Heartwood
NSW
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Hi DNP We are on Bullrush Crescent, but the top end - I take it you just brought the block near the bend? I can confirm that VP does have gas and we are lucky enough to…

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mishy
May 23, 2016 10:09 am
mishy
sian.wickham
sian.wickham
22 May 2016

Front Setback calculation (rescode 409) clarification

Front Setback calculation (rescode 409) clarification
VIC

Anyone have any idea of how long the front setback dispensation usually takes??

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sian.wickham
May 22, 2016 9:58 pm
sian.wickham
Stewie D
Stewie D
22 May 2016

Help with house orientation

Help with house orientation
TAS

Having the living areas on the NW side with your wide verandah means they will be shaded without getting blasted by the hot summer sun. It does mean however, that there…

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Stewie D
May 22, 2016 9:06 pm
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PVBuild
May 22, 2016 6:07 pm
Althom
Althom
22 May 2016

Advice on Boundary fence and garage wall

Advice on Boundary fence and garage wall
VIC

Don't do it. You would be opening yourself up for future grief.

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Althom
May 22, 2016 4:21 pm
Althom
Old Bloke
Old Bloke
22 May 2016

Question about KDR

Question about KDR
NSW

When they dig up your old foundations the soil is disturbed and not "compacted" in the way the origional soil is. We had 59 concrete piers and some of our piers went down…

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Old Bloke
May 22, 2016 1:42 pm
M and T
M and T
21 May 2016

Dulux Wall Colours

Dulux Wall Colours
NSW
1, 2, 3

So after changing my mind soooo many times - final colour choices are as follows.... Internal Walls: Dulux White Dune Quarter Internal Skirtings, Architraves, Stairs and…

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M and T
May 21, 2016 8:39 pm
M and T
Charley
Charley
21 May 2016

Wood look tiles - are these a problem when laying?

Wood look tiles - are these a problem when laying?
QLD

We selected wood look tiles as an upgrade for our alfresco. Cost $3k for 8m X 3m, pricey I know but worth it to us for low maintenance. My 2016 build viewtopic.php?t=81011

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Charley
May 21, 2016 8:04 pm
Megera
Megera
21 May 2016

How often do you meet your SS?

How often do you meet your SS?
NSW

We met ours right before we were handed over to construction. We were also able to contact him directly on his mobile & then arranged site meetings with him directly.

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Megera
May 21, 2016 11:14 am
Megera
Lulu16
Lulu16
21 May 2016

Activity room

Activity room
NSW

Thanks for all the fantastic responses. For me it would be an area utilised by my toddler & any future children. More as a dedicated toy storage/play area at this stage,…

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Lulu16
May 21, 2016 10:13 am
frewy26
frewy26
21 May 2016

Is anyone building with Hume Building?

Is anyone building with Hume Building?
NSW

We are first time home builders, building in Calderwood Valley. We are in the early stages of planning with Hume Building who have been amazing so far! Anyone else built…

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frewy26
May 21, 2016 9:52 am
jaslee
jaslee
21 May 2016

inovor vinyl planks flooring

inovor vinyl planks flooring
WA

We are getting Polyflor Camaro Blond Oak loose lay vinyl planks which will be glued down. We were told the following: - No expansion joints - No or minimal quadding -…

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jaslee
May 21, 2016 9:07 am
building-expert
building-expert
21 May 2016

Expert Evidence

Expert Evidence
VIC

That may be true but the most important point is that you can make VCAT application, appear for yourself and support your claim with expert report and with your expert…

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building-expert
May 21, 2016 8:03 am
building-expert
Teresa22
Teresa22
20 May 2016

Serpentine downs estate

Serpentine downs estate
WA

Awesome yes we are in stage 9b across the road ? look forward to seeing some pics!

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Teresa22
May 20, 2016 11:54 pm
Teresa22
Charley
Charley
20 May 2016

Botanic homes ... problem?

Botanic homes ... problem?
VIC

Hi all, I'm Sarah from Busby Homes. We have heard of the unfortunate situation Botanic Homes are going through, and have been contacted by a few of their current…

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Charley
May 20, 2016 9:01 pm
Tigerstripes
Tigerstripes
20 May 2016

Our "almost" acreage build in South East QLD

Our "almost" acreage build in South East QLD
QLD

We are off to colour selection on the 31st of May........... Sooo excited!!!

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Tigerstripes
May 20, 2016 8:16 pm
Tigerstripes
Narrewarren01
Narrewarren01
20 May 2016

Site costs too high!!!

Site costs too high!!!
VIC

Without a site plan can really help

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Narrewarren01
May 20, 2016 5:28 pm
wrexter
wrexter
20 May 2016

WREXTER's BUILD (WA) - Instaling Skirting!

WREXTER's BUILD (WA) - Instaling Skirting!
WA
1 ... 46, 47, 48

Thanks DC, appreciate it. The mat in the kitchen was from IKEA, about $75! We went with Marri (Hardwood).

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wrexter
May 20, 2016 4:34 pm
wrexter
pauldab
pauldab
19 May 2016

Pushing out start time of your build - Metricon

Pushing out start time of your build - Metricon
VIC

Don't forget that the period of M's shutdown for xmas/new year can extend that 270 day period as long as you mention it to your CSC as that is a factor that is not under…

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pauldab
May 19, 2016 9:24 pm
simon&jo
simon&jo
19 May 2016

Anyone built in the FLAME ZONE??!!

Anyone built in the FLAME ZONE??!!
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hello happy retirees! The final decision comes down to your certifier. If you haven't got one yet, look around for those who have dealt with bushfire prone areas…

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simon&jo
May 19, 2016 5:09 pm
Paul2016
Paul2016
19 May 2016

Anyone used Strongbuild?

Anyone used Strongbuild?
NSW

Hi WIP This might be a bit late but anyhow... We have used Strongbuild and it is one of the worst experiences in my life. They built our neighbours houses as well and we…

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Paul2016
May 19, 2016 4:27 pm
Balbriggan
Balbriggan
19 May 2016

Build Complete Val Eco homes Brisbane

Build Complete Val Eco homes Brisbane
QLD

Great stuff. We were a bit unlucky with our handover date but overall a good experience.

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Balbriggan
May 19, 2016 4:03 pm
ss2211
ss2211
19 May 2016

CSB Homes

CSB Homes
NSW

As anyone used these guys? Nothing really out there in terms of reviews, keen to hear of what the experience with them was like.

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ss2211
May 19, 2016 2:16 pm
dabs1
dabs1
18 May 2016

Metricon sentosa

Metricon sentosa
VIC

Anyone built a Sentosa metricon house in sydney? Its a Melbourne design so the display home is in Melbourne. Wondering if any sydney families have built one and wouldn't…

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dabs1
May 18, 2016 9:47 pm
zen41
zen41
18 May 2016

Austral Bricks - Access Cream or Homestead Buff photos

Austral Bricks - Access Cream or Homestead Buff photos
VIC

Yeap. I make that choice too. Austral gave me the address. And the hous build with buff. Is this in Clyde Nth? Looks familiar I…

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zen41
May 18, 2016 8:48 pm
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edmon
May 18, 2016 6:56 pm
Ro_14
Ro_14
18 May 2016

Take Two - Calleya - Moved In!

Take Two - Calleya - Moved In!
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Glad you have finally moved in. We have been living in the area since a month and absolutely love it.

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Ro_14
May 18, 2016 5:42 pm


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