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butters7388
butters7388
12 December 2016

Building with Emjay Homes @ Riverbank Caboolture "August"

Building with Emjay Homes @ Riverbank Caboolture "August"
QLD

We preferred the Emjay plan and we also felt that we were able to select from a larger range of tiles/carpets/etc. In the end when we compared apples with apples, we…

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butters7388
Dec 12, 2016 1:48 pm
danevechild
danevechild
12 December 2016

First time builders

First time builders
SA

Hi Japer1, just wondering if you have start build yet? We are building Bolton too and are going to rise the Kitchen and Dinner area height to the cathedral ceiling height.…

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danevechild
Dec 12, 2016 1:34 pm
scubabe
scubabe
12 December 2016

Custom Build at Brisbane North with Homes by CMA

Custom Build at Brisbane North with Homes by CMA
QLD
1, 2

Hi TAHE, Are you all moved in and unpacked now? How did everything go, and do you have any pics to share? Cheers

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scubabe
Dec 12, 2016 1:25 pm
scubabe
jpmontoya
jpmontoya
11 December 2016

Home Group WA Pre-start. Anyone willing to share prices?

Home Group WA Pre-start. Anyone willing to share prices?
WA
1, 2

Most of the after market LEDs are supposed to "Have" Samsung LED chip, it is actually the performance of the lights that makes the difference. Have a look at

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jpmontoya
Dec 11, 2016 9:30 pm
jpmontoya
JenHood
JenHood
11 December 2016

Re: Ferny Retreat - fit-out.... nearly done!!!

Re: Ferny Retreat - fit-out.... nearly done!!!
QLD

I love the look of your house! Thanks for sharing. I know it was a while ago, but if you haven't rendered it yet could you please post up another picture? We are thinking…

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JenHood
Dec 11, 2016 7:22 pm
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Robina
Dec 11, 2016 12:38 pm
Robina
Empage28
Empage28
10 December 2016

Internal wall ducting for AV cables?

Internal wall ducting for AV cables?
SA

Check out cable clear http://www.repelec.com.au/www2/download ... 0Flyer.pdf Repelec distribute it, available from any electrical wholesaler. Will give 50mm channel,…

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Empage28
Dec 10, 2016 5:42 pm
Liliana
Liliana
10 December 2016

Moving a crossover in Melbourne's west

Moving a crossover in Melbourne's west
VIC

It can be done after building - probably preferable in case they crack it with their heavy machinery! We did ours after the house was built. Just be careful where they…

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Liliana
Dec 10, 2016 4:27 pm
MyHome2
MyHome2
10 December 2016

Rangehood fell off from the wall and damaged Cooktop

Rangehood fell off from the wall and damaged Cooktop
VIC

Thanks AussieMark for your reply, please advise who is building insurance company?

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MyHome2
Dec 10, 2016 1:33 pm
lorrainejoy
lorrainejoy
10 December 2016

Seaside at Moana - Statesman Homes. Some queries

Seaside at Moana - Statesman Homes. Some queries
SA
1, 2

yes we've built with Hickinbotham Before so we know you get pushed from one person to the other. We've tried to sort it out but they wont budge. Similar thing happened…

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lorrainejoy
Dec 10, 2016 11:52 am
Clair
Clair
10 December 2016

Has anyone relocated their crossover? Help needed!!

Has anyone relocated their crossover? Help needed!!
VIC

No response from concreters :( Is there a requirement that the crossover must be done before a house is built or I can get it done only after?

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Clair
Dec 09, 2016 11:48 pm
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spice girl
Dec 09, 2016 10:13 pm
Marshall5858
Marshall5858
9 December 2016

Our Simonds Build - Leon/Westbury

Our Simonds Build - Leon/Westbury
VIC
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Looks like a lovely, family home. Well done you

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Marshall5858
Dec 09, 2016 8:32 pm
soura
soura
9 December 2016

Building in Vale, Aveley with Celebration Homes

Building in Vale, Aveley with Celebration Homes
WA
1, 2

Hey rjrj! we are building in the vale with celebration homes as well. Your plan looks great! hope you find some time to update here again. look forward to see what has…

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soura
Dec 09, 2016 4:55 pm
soura
Allrisk
Allrisk
9 December 2016

Need a site supervisor/project manager for owner builder pro

Need a site supervisor/project manager for owner builder pro
NSW

Hi Danka, you might find this useful : http://www.homebuilders.net.au/allsubur ... HURSTVILLE Not all builders do site supervision work, but having builders listed by area…

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Allrisk
Dec 09, 2016 4:25 pm
Allrisk
novaqu
novaqu
9 December 2016

Builder recommendations to build in Woodlea??

Builder recommendations to build in Woodlea??
VIC

Thank you so much, we have a meeting with Tony on Saturday.

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novaqu
Dec 09, 2016 1:58 pm
h.p74
h.p74
9 December 2016

OAKLANDS ESTATE - BEWARE!!!

OAKLANDS ESTATE - BEWARE!!!

Sorry to hear that but if you read your contact it should say 5% variation in land size is allowed. I bought in Burrawa Rise estate and I was in similar situations where…

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h.p74
Dec 09, 2016 11:54 am
baby_blonde409
baby_blonde409
9 December 2016

Oldies Coral Homes Manhattan design in Camira Qld

Oldies Coral Homes Manhattan design in Camira Qld
QLD
1 ... 30, 31, 32

Wow beautiful , you definitely have settled in now :) loving that big pool too

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baby_blonde409
Dec 08, 2016 11:31 pm
baby_blonde409
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
8 December 2016

Building - Fixed costs

Building - Fixed costs
VIC

I'm an estimator for a Perth building company, working on a single storey 2 bathroom house as its easier there are a lot of costs that stays the same between a 100m2 house…

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Doozer1905
Dec 08, 2016 10:17 pm
Allrisk
Allrisk
8 December 2016

Granny Flat Building Cost - Break Down

Granny Flat Building Cost - Break Down
NSW

Hi, I'm sorry I can't be much help on the costing you've got so far, but I did notice you haven't yet budgeted for the insurance that owner-builders require. I'm happy to…

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Allrisk
Dec 08, 2016 6:11 pm
Allrisk
Lexh
Lexh
8 December 2016

Single phase 2 zone air con day/night

Single phase 2 zone air con day/night
NSW

Hi all, the above is standard with our builder. We are building a single storey 4 bedder. Could people who have it share their experience please? Husband is thinking of…

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Lexh
Dec 08, 2016 5:18 pm
Lexh
Cavalia
Cavalia
8 December 2016

Williams Landing

Williams Landing
VIC

Welcome. The cert should come through by the time ur builder settles. Who u building with and where abts are you on Elmstead?

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Cavalia
Dec 08, 2016 2:55 pm
hevmal
hevmal
8 December 2016

HGWA - The Riviera - Karnup Our First Home

HGWA - The Riviera - Karnup Our First Home
WA
1, 2

Aztecher how's your build? All finished? X

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hevmal
Dec 08, 2016 11:42 am
Craigasaurus
Craigasaurus
7 December 2016

Plumbing provisions $$?

Plumbing provisions $$?
WA

1500 + 2000 plus the sinks. As a guesstimate.

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Craigasaurus
Dec 07, 2016 7:09 pm
EN710
EN710
7 December 2016

Luxury Vinyl Planks - Godfrey Hirst

Luxury Vinyl Planks - Godfrey Hirst
WA

I installed a 5mm Luxury Vinyl plank (not hybrid) in one property before. They are supposedly very durable and water resistant supply and install at $65persqm - with that…

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EN710
Dec 07, 2016 4:35 pm
Harmony Hill
Harmony Hill
7 December 2016

Newbie

Newbie
NSW

Thanks guys, it's our 2nd build. The first was 20 years ago, we were a little shocked at the cost these days!!!

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Harmony Hill
Dec 07, 2016 10:52 am
PEARZ
PEARZ
7 December 2016

MainVue homes

MainVue homes
VIC

Lol for some reason it won't let me paste the link.https://www.facebook.com/groups/1624595 ... 184486607/ Go to fb, type a search for Henley/Mainvue/Plantation and…

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PEARZ
Dec 07, 2016 10:30 am
PEARZ
Marshall5858
Marshall5858
7 December 2016

Building the Turin with Simonds in SA

Building the Turin with Simonds in SA
SA
1, 2, 3

I think I prefer either side, sometimes you want to only partially block out the window and it's nice to have the option of which side

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Marshall5858
Dec 07, 2016 10:01 am
Melos
Melos
6 December 2016

Pool and house approval at the same time?

Pool and house approval at the same time?
NSW

Hi guys, We are about to do a knock down rebuild and put in a pool. The building company wants us to do our da for the house and then put in a cdc for the pool is this the…

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Melos
Dec 06, 2016 6:48 pm
nikil
nikil
6 December 2016

Knock down rebuild steps - PD

Knock down rebuild steps - PD
VIC

Hi, we are also doing a KDR with PD, although the block we bought the house was already knocked down so we just have to clear it etc as it was done by the previous owner!…

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nikil
Dec 06, 2016 12:19 pm

Just a quick update Our driveway was finally outed last week and landscaping has started. We decided in the end on leveling the back yard but found someone a lot…

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leeleh
Dec 06, 2016 7:10 am
BuildingBerries
BuildingBerries
5 December 2016

Anyone building McLaren Alfresco by Statesman in Adelaide?

Anyone building McLaren Alfresco by Statesman in Adelaide?
SA

Hi there, We are in the process of building with Statesman also. We are building a slightly modified Willaston. We had our roof put on today!! So far I'd say we are very…

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BuildingBerries
Dec 05, 2016 9:06 pm
BuildingBerries
pauldab
pauldab
5 December 2016

Where to get Samples of various products

Where to get Samples of various products
NSW

Most manufacturers will send samples at little to no cost. Just head to their website and check it all out. For our build I got free samples from Caesarstone, Laminex (&…

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pauldab
Dec 05, 2016 7:55 pm
red15
red15
5 December 2016

Strangest things you have found when building your home

Strangest things you have found when building your home
NT

We did a knockdown and found a few interesting things in the old house, including about 30 tyres (with two full sets of mag wheels) and an ancient box of udder soap in the…

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red15
Dec 05, 2016 5:31 pm
Serena80
Serena80
5 December 2016

Small Laundry Upgrade

Small Laundry Upgrade
QLD

Hi everyone, I'm in beginning stages of Finding my Builder to build my small 4/2/1 home and I was wanting to know if anyone has upgraded the standard Laundry to one with a…

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Serena80
Dec 05, 2016 2:41 pm
jBoz
jBoz
5 December 2016

Has anyone used WindSpray Colorbond with Glenfern Brick?

Has anyone used WindSpray Colorbond with Glenfern Brick?
VIC

Thanks for the reply guys! and sorry for the late response.. Didnt receive any notifcation. Houseandhorse, do you by chance have any photos of your glenfern and basalt…

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jBoz
Dec 05, 2016 10:56 am
Sutherland484
Sutherland484
5 December 2016

Pre DA what does it really tell you likely with Vogue homes

Pre DA what does it really tell you likely with Vogue homes
NSW

We ended up going with Champion homes. Initial plans drawn up, so hopefully can get through council.

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Sutherland484
Dec 05, 2016 10:18 am
TheTenant
TheTenant
5 December 2016

Anyone knows what sort of rendered wall is this? (Photo-Vid)

Anyone knows what sort of rendered wall is this? (Photo-Vid)

Thanks! Would you also be able to let me know where I could buy it? Bunnings? Mitre 10? ...

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TheTenant
Dec 05, 2016 7:09 am
stinger01
stinger01
5 December 2016

Anyone built with Dechellis in SA

Anyone built with Dechellis in SA
SA

This is belated but appreciate the replies everyone! scottdreams88, how has your ongoing experience with Oakford been? I think I'll consider getting in touch with…

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stinger01
Dec 04, 2016 11:04 pm

Ensuite Second bathroom

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JKro
Dec 04, 2016 10:55 pm
JKro
arman20_08
arman20_08
4 December 2016

Land Leveling/ Landscaping new house

Land Leveling/ Landscaping new house
VIC

Thanks for all the replies everyone i really appreciate it. Still cant figure out the pictures. Thank front yeard lools great!! Hope i get a result even half as good

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arman20_08
Dec 04, 2016 7:10 pm
NicMac03
NicMac03
4 December 2016

Coral Homes - Noosa 25

Coral Homes - Noosa 25
NSW
1 ... 27, 28, 29

Loving your place, everything looks lovely. You have done a great job, enjoy your wonderful home :)

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NicMac03
Dec 04, 2016 7:09 pm
katmeow01
katmeow01
4 December 2016

Custom Build SA, sloping block

Custom Build SA, sloping block
SA

Hi Threes, How is your build progress going? We have just this week signed for a block in Blackwood Park with a similar slope to yours. We previously had a contract on a…

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katmeow01
Dec 04, 2016 7:30 am
Prickles
Prickles
4 December 2016

Wet area tiling issues

Wet area tiling issues
QLD

Hey all Building a new house on the Gold Coast with Plantation Homes and hand over is in 2 weeks. We have some issues with the wet area tiling though and had a few…

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Prickles
Dec 04, 2016 6:58 am
Kpatto1
Kpatto1
4 December 2016

Glenrock estate picton

Glenrock estate picton
NSW

Anyone building in Glenrock estate at Picton?

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Kpatto1
Dec 04, 2016 5:47 am
Oninon
Oninon
3 December 2016

Metricon Eaves extenstion to 600 - cost

Metricon Eaves extenstion to 600 - cost
VIC

I was able to find the price of Eaves. For 450 mm eaves it is $55 Lm. For 650 mm it is $71 Lm. So when you increase from 450mm to 600mm there is an additional charge of…

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Oninon
Dec 03, 2016 10:47 pm
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leelee116
Dec 03, 2016 7:56 pm
mich1
mich1
2 December 2016

Lexington Belle Q1 vs Amalfi 632

Lexington Belle Q1 vs Amalfi 632
VIC

I like both, but would go for the Lexington because of the extra room (study)

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mich1
Dec 02, 2016 7:52 pm
mich1


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