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Darbecca
Darbecca
11 May 2016

Long Island Homes

Long Island Homes
VIC

Dear All, Please be aware that Long Island Homes have placed in their contract a clause that states: The home owner is only allowed to use a Licensed Private…

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Darbecca
May 11, 2016 3:29 pm
ciscoarc
ciscoarc
11 May 2016

House Orientation - Cool house in summer, warm in winter

House Orientation - Cool house in summer, warm in winter
NSW
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Thanks Lorry. Partner prefers curtain so it looks like I'm going for curtains. Preliminary quote for thermal coated curtains (for about 7 windows + 2 roller blinds +…

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ciscoarc
May 11, 2016 1:13 pm
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
11 May 2016

End of Financial Year discounts

End of Financial Year discounts
QLD

Hi, I've read a few posts about discounts / promotions and it looks like it is rather hard to negotiate anything. The end of financial year is approaching and I'm…

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gaweleczek
May 11, 2016 1:09 am
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
10 May 2016

Mould under frame bottom plate

Mould under frame bottom plate
NSW

Shouldn't be a problem, particularly since the timber has also been treated for termite resistance I assume. It's normal for frames to be out in the weather for a few…

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Leonardo_23
May 10, 2016 10:50 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
10 May 2016

M class soils in WA

M class soils in WA
WA

Looking for some sharing of pad types/ house builds from people who Built on M class soils with reactive clays. Did you build up a deep sand pad/retaining for support…

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Beazley77
May 10, 2016 6:37 pm
Beazley77
cassiey
cassiey
10 May 2016

PGH Bricks Metallic Cobalt - Any faults or problems?

PGH Bricks Metallic Cobalt - Any faults or problems?
QLD

Great idea - I didn't think of asking PGH. Thanks for the tip

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cassiey
May 10, 2016 1:38 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
10 May 2016

DULUX COLOUR for outside of house.I have 4. Need to choose 1

DULUX COLOUR for outside of house.I have 4. Need to choose 1
NSW

There's really not much between these colours, and if one would be ok, then the others would probably be fine as well. Beige Royal and Sandy Day are a bit greyer. …

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oneJohn
May 10, 2016 12:57 pm
oneJohn
yucky_worm01
yucky_worm01
9 May 2016

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Handover

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Handover
QLD
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Hi whzzz28. Do you have the dimentions of the ensuite and bathroom at all? TIA

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yucky_worm01
May 09, 2016 7:43 pm
yucky_worm01
deejay08
deejay08
9 May 2016

Painting costs seem huge

Painting costs seem huge
QLD
1, 2

That's exactly what I thought Tash!

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deejay08
May 09, 2016 4:18 pm
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JelenaK
May 09, 2016 4:02 pm

Time for some updates: Ground floor bricks complete 14/04/2016. So basically it took about 1 months for the brickies to do the ground floor. Scaffold raised…

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FelixShen
May 09, 2016 1:27 pm
sappy18
sappy18
9 May 2016

Tender presentation for new house

Tender presentation for new house
NSW

Thank you very much dani_j, much appreciate it.

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sappy18
May 09, 2016 12:50 pm
bella18
bella18
9 May 2016

Frames?

Frames?
NSW

Thanks LynneB

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bella18
May 09, 2016 12:01 pm
LynneB
LynneB
9 May 2016

Builder Buying Other Bricks???

Builder Buying Other Bricks???
NSW

If your contract states which bricks are to be used I would expect those bricks regardless of what you are doing after handover. Your contract is a legal document that you…

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LynneB
May 09, 2016 11:30 am
LynneB
Prakash
Prakash
9 May 2016

williams landing

williams landing
VIC
1 ... 111, 112, 113

Hi stAn3x6 That's us mate. Moved in two weeks ago. Its beautiful. Close to station. No more traffic woes. Where you guys at? Say hello to us when you are…

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Prakash
May 09, 2016 11:05 am
sukh142006
sukh142006
9 May 2016

Fowler Homes

Fowler Homes
1, 2

Hi mate, we found one of their plans really well to our needs. same here not sure how good they are as they talk over and beyond before signing tender. hows it going with u?

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sukh142006
May 09, 2016 9:01 am
emilygirl
emilygirl
8 May 2016

Metricon's Patterson 25

Metricon's Patterson 25

Hi...wondering if anyone has built the patterson 25 with Metricon.. We built 4-5 yrs ago the Santorini with a few changes.. Love out house but eldest moved out so looking…

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emilygirl
May 08, 2016 4:28 pm
Vandkamal
Vandkamal
8 May 2016

Harpley Estate

Harpley Estate
VIC

:: Hi Guys good new for all harpley resident that Bushfire has taken away for further down. it save really $$$. best of luck to everyone stay safe and healthy :z: Regards

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Vandkamal
May 08, 2016 1:43 pm
Vandkamal
vonsta76
vonsta76
7 May 2016

Sahara Belle Q3 by Plantation Homes

Sahara Belle Q3 by Plantation Homes
QLD

With coral. Which stage are you in, is that on the forest green side?

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vonsta76
May 07, 2016 8:10 pm
vonsta76
teigs1
teigs1
7 May 2016

Our 4 bed custom build

Our 4 bed custom build
NSW

Thank you homeangels! They definitely add to the kitchen!

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teigs1
May 07, 2016 7:58 pm
abhishek8885
abhishek8885
7 May 2016

New to Forum

New to Forum
NSW

Hi @snowlaina I have paid deposit of $1000 to reward homes and looking forward to build with them. I am still unsure about Eco panels specially for 2 story…

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336
abhishek8885
May 07, 2016 1:25 pm
JK28
JK28
7 May 2016

First Build - Bluestone Mt Barker with D&C Homes

First Build - Bluestone Mt Barker with D&C Homes
SA

New update! We have been waiting for 5+ months for Bluestone to finish the land and we were told it would be finished at the end of February. That's massively delayed our…

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JK28
May 07, 2016 11:00 am
JK28
goody59
goody59
7 May 2016

Stormwater management and plumber v. Builder

Stormwater management and plumber v. Builder

A win for David over Goliath, Well done! Sometimes we just need to call their bluff rather than just continually put our hand in our pocket handing over the money all the…

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goody59
May 07, 2016 8:13 am
goody59
nigel01
nigel01
6 May 2016

Anyone building at Aston Grove - Stage 1/2?

Anyone building at Aston Grove - Stage 1/2?
QLD

We looked but ended up around the corner. Ellison by Ausbuild - Brisbane viewtopic.php?t=81468

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nigel01
May 06, 2016 9:08 pm
Linda01
Linda01
6 May 2016

Gas metre

Gas metre
VIC

Thanks guys. Seems it doesnt matter at the moment. House is complete except for toilets. Theyre having issues with the supplier. So frustrating

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Linda01
May 06, 2016 8:48 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
6 May 2016

Do I need a 3 phase sub board?

Do I need a 3 phase sub board?
NSW

You are required to balance your electrical load over all phases. If your main electrical board is 3 phases them the sub-board should be 3 phase to allow all the loads to…

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Beetaloo
May 06, 2016 7:40 pm
Beetaloo

OP, I'd echo OneJohn's comment, that "Windows are holes in your insulation". Glass is a VERY poor insulator. An average window has an R value of below 0.2, double glazing…

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ddarroch
May 06, 2016 4:52 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
6 May 2016

South West WA project builders

South West WA project builders
WA

Hi there Does anyone know which project builders (can't see info on websites) build brick veneer or even timber frame/ cladding instead of double brick in the south west…

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Beazley77
May 06, 2016 2:30 pm
Beazley77

In Victoria placing a deposit on the initial sales estimate locks the base house and facade price and any discounts/offers for 270 days. After that, the estimate…

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pauldab
May 06, 2016 1:40 pm
Tanama123
Tanama123
6 May 2016

Burawa Rise Stage 3 - Waiting for construction to start

Burawa Rise Stage 3 - Waiting for construction to start
NSW

Hi We bought a H&L pkg from Bellriver Homes and the land got settled about 2 months ago. We've not seen any work started on the property, ours is on Persimmon Road. Is…

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Tanama123
May 06, 2016 1:22 pm
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Denym
May 06, 2016 9:52 am
Denym
Canberra_gal
Canberra_gal
5 May 2016

Custom build in Dubbo, NSW

Custom build in Dubbo, NSW
NSW
1, 2, 3

Well done, Lynne :) I'm beginning to think moving into a new house is like getting married. You spend so much time preparing for the wedding you don't really think about…

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Canberra_gal
May 05, 2016 10:38 pm
Canberra_gal
Megera
Megera
5 May 2016

Help with identifying what this is in vacant land

Help with identifying what this is in vacant land
VIC

We have something similar in a similar place in our yard. Your land contract should tell you what it is and it should be within an easement at the back of your property.…

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Megera
May 05, 2016 8:13 am
Megera
Frye
Frye
5 May 2016

Render colour help

Render colour help
VIC

It could be a lot of different colours, it's hard to tell from the photo. There's a number of possibilities looking at the Dulux fan deck. Just one thing, if it was…

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Frye
May 05, 2016 8:08 am
DaylightAmy
DaylightAmy
5 May 2016

our 1st build with 8homes in SE(PCI booked on 22nd feb)

our 1st build with 8homes in SE(PCI booked on 22nd feb)
VIC
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Yes I'd love to hear as well what your experience has been since moving in! We have also signed with Eight Homes and are already starting to regret it, even though our…

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DaylightAmy
May 05, 2016 4:00 am
DaylightAmy
DaylightAmy
5 May 2016

Building with Eight Homes - advice needed!

Building with Eight Homes - advice needed!
VIC

The problem is that we already signed the building contract - so saying we will go elsewhere is a legal risk at this stage; they could sue us for damages/loss of profit if…

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DaylightAmy
May 05, 2016 3:45 am
Nyssa+Lachlan
Nyssa+Lachlan
4 May 2016

Any recommendations for building inspectors in Brisbane?

Any recommendations for building inspectors in Brisbane?
QLD

Hi Nyssa you can call our team to do a thorough pest control for you, They offer 10% discount recently. here is the…

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Nyssa+Lachlan
May 04, 2016 9:37 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan
BelgianBuilder
BelgianBuilder
4 May 2016

Soundproofing or not between floors

Soundproofing or not between floors
NSW

Thanks everyone for your reply. Flooring upstairs is carpet. We will go ahead and ask for sound batts to be installed above the common living areas.

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BelgianBuilder
May 04, 2016 7:51 pm
lazybones1987
lazybones1987
4 May 2016

House and Land Package - a few questions

House and Land Package - a few questions
QLD

Hi, The solicitor would review the contract for the land (I don't think most people would hire one for the house). My land contract was pretty thick, but the solicitor…

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lazybones1987
May 04, 2016 7:26 pm
lazybones1987
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raina
May 04, 2016 11:10 am
M and T
M and T
3 May 2016

Building new house and contemplating a pool

Building new house and contemplating a pool
NSW

Agreed with Matt1 Definitely factor in the pool before your final plans are done if you can. With my builder if the pool is within 3 metres of the house then…

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M and T
May 03, 2016 10:49 pm
M and T
twin_dad
twin_dad
3 May 2016

Soundproofing or not between floors

Soundproofing or not between floors
NSW

It can be if you are not installing downlights as these need an air gap aeoung both the lights heatsink and the driver (typically for practical installation about…

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twin_dad
May 03, 2016 8:58 pm
akdjnr
akdjnr
3 May 2016

Brand new house for Sale - Calleya estate - Perth WA

Brand new house for Sale - Calleya estate - Perth WA
WA

Hi All I will be selling a brand new house in the best estate in Perth. Calleya by Stockland, is located next to Cockburn Gateway shopping centre, Cockburn train station…

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akdjnr
May 03, 2016 8:10 pm
poppet82
poppet82
3 May 2016

Beechwood homes - contract comparison

Beechwood homes - contract comparison
NSW

Following your posts Caroline we are waiting for plans still and been a long process since Xmas time.. let me know how things progress we building in western Sydney also

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poppet82
May 03, 2016 7:59 pm
poppet82
TheBigHouse
TheBigHouse
3 May 2016

Those that built a large house

Those that built a large house
VIC

No regrets whatsoever!:) Do it:) Sent from an iPhone please excuse the ridiculous spell correcting software. My forum thread is at viewtopic.php?t=74944

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TheBigHouse
May 03, 2016 6:23 pm
Frye
Frye
3 May 2016

Wallpaper - DIY or Pay Someone?

Wallpaper - DIY or Pay Someone?
WA

I can't help you with the wallpaper, but if it's bare plasterboard it will suck up the glue and may make it more difficult to position and potentially not as adhesive.…

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Frye
May 03, 2016 5:34 pm
BlackPearl_CBR
BlackPearl_CBR
3 May 2016

Handover Process - What are the steps involved?

Handover Process - What are the steps involved?
ACT

Our builder has provided us with the Certificate of Occupancy application form to sign. However, when we went to our house last week, there was still electrical work, some…

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BlackPearl_CBR
May 03, 2016 5:04 pm
BlackPearl_CBR
AACJ
AACJ
3 May 2016

clydevale

clydevale
VIC

Hi All, We brought from stage 2 and initially they told its getting titled on August 2015 and ended up getting in Jan 2016. it was frustrating. just started building the…

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AACJ
May 03, 2016 3:35 pm
Alessia
Alessia
3 May 2016

Ventura Homes build - Caversham

Ventura Homes build - Caversham
WA

Hello Skaney Following your building! We are building with Ventura as well! Looking forward to see your progress!

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Alessia
May 03, 2016 3:25 pm
Alessia


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