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Lexi64
Lexi64
26 April 2016

Newbie Building in Mckeachies Run

Newbie Building in Mckeachies Run
NSW

Lol that could have been us not sure though will have to investigate the other side a little more. Aww yeah I can't even imagine it would have been really hard :( they…

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Lexi64
Apr 26, 2016 12:50 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 April 2016

Building in a bushfire risk area VIC

Building in a bushfire risk area VIC
VIC

The extra cost to build in these areas is the main disadvantage... There is some good info and background stuff regarding costs in these threads

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Stewie D
Apr 26, 2016 11:52 am
Joynz
Joynz
25 April 2016

Exposed aggregate residue on render clean off advice.

Exposed aggregate residue on render clean off advice.
VIC

The hydrochloric acid is for mortar removal. Don't think it will work on concrete. if you decide to use it anyway, be very careful and use proper protective gear. I…

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Joynz
Apr 25, 2016 11:58 pm
TomCat
TomCat
25 April 2016

Jasper roof woodland fascia?

Jasper roof woodland fascia?
QLD

See for yourself by using an online visualiser like www.alcoil.com.au

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TomCat
Apr 25, 2016 11:26 pm
TomCat
Houseandhorse
Houseandhorse
25 April 2016

Anyone here built with a boral Glenfern Bricks?

Anyone here built with a boral Glenfern Bricks?
NSW

Check out my thread in my signature. Heaps of pics of Glenfern bricks. We should be moving in end of this week :D

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Houseandhorse
Apr 25, 2016 8:08 pm
Houseandhorse
cheeku
cheeku
25 April 2016

Live's Eden Brae Foxley 27

Live's Eden Brae Foxley 27
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi..i am new to this forum..just wondering if there s anywhere i can look at actual pics of foxley 27..they dont seem to have a display home..thnks ..

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cheeku
Apr 25, 2016 7:49 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
25 April 2016

Cowaramup WA clay soils

Cowaramup WA clay soils
WA

Haven't purchased yet. Know there is a verity of soil type with lots of prevalent clay and rock/ironstone. Block is close to friends who had reactive clay and another…

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Beazley77
Apr 25, 2016 3:39 pm
Beazley77
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Bigblock7
Apr 25, 2016 10:21 am
Bigblock7
Dami_nic01
Dami_nic01
25 April 2016

Elderton Homes - experiences & reviews

Elderton Homes - experiences & reviews
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Looks at the reviews for Elderton Homes in Product review ..That will tell you how bad they are..

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Dami_nic01
Apr 25, 2016 9:14 am
tr35ka
tr35ka
25 April 2016

Epoxy Help!

Epoxy Help!

Has anyone used epoxy flooring throughout the living areas or kitchen in their house (not garage). I'm keen to hear thoughts and hopefully see some photos.

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tr35ka
Apr 25, 2016 9:13 am
Mon445
Mon445
24 April 2016

A&Bs HGWA Build

A&Bs HGWA Build
WA

Hi following your build also. Mon

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Mon445
Apr 24, 2016 11:24 pm
teresa.hsh
teresa.hsh
24 April 2016

Build with Redink @ SoR

Build with Redink @ SoR
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi all H1 friends, I haven't been here for a while to do any updates. We are now pretty much just waiting for a PCI call from Redink, hopefully in the next week or so.…

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teresa.hsh
Apr 24, 2016 8:28 pm
teresa.hsh

Scaffolding off!!!

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itssheeja
Apr 23, 2016 11:27 pm
bpratt
bpratt
23 April 2016

Tradies next door using my water meter

Tradies next door using my water meter
WA

A screw cap or screw in plug on the output side of your meter. From the time you do this, till the time your own place starts being build, it should have educated the…

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bpratt
Apr 23, 2016 9:25 pm
Megera
Megera
23 April 2016

"c" layout floor plans

"c" layout floor plans
WA

There are a few by Simonds as well (Sierra, Palisade, Rathdowne)

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Megera
Apr 23, 2016 6:54 pm
Megera
still waiting
still waiting
23 April 2016

Building a Modified Longreach with Coral Homes

Building a Modified Longreach with Coral Homes
NSW

We are out of council on 23rd March. Now just waiting on our start date. Coral keep finding paperwork that has not been signed, so until they have all signed paperwork…

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still waiting
Apr 23, 2016 5:34 pm
energy4anarchy
energy4anarchy
23 April 2016

Yarrabank Homes (Lynbrook area)?

Yarrabank Homes (Lynbrook area)?
VIC

Hi Guys, Anyone built with Yarrabank homes in Lynbrook (South East of Melbourne) We're considering a custom home with them and taking initial steps - but cannot really…

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energy4anarchy
Apr 23, 2016 2:07 pm
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AussieMark
Apr 23, 2016 2:53 am
Kat_1025
Kat_1025
22 April 2016

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC

We've been through most of the fairhaven displays across Melbourne and picked some things out! But worried I'll go into colours with a pretty clear idea and then spend…

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Kat_1025
Apr 22, 2016 7:07 pm
staceyt
staceyt
22 April 2016

Our Simonds Harcrest in Melbourne

Our Simonds Harcrest in Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Hi Kellee, we are looking at building the Azure and I would love to see some pics of yours. Did it all end up the way you expected it to? ::lol::

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staceyt
Apr 22, 2016 3:54 pm
scillian2001
scillian2001
22 April 2016

Who is building or built a Parkhill by Clarendon?

Who is building or built a Parkhill by Clarendon?
QLD
1, 2

HI, Clarendon has gone on site This Week - 18'th April...>Yipeeee....Can anyone suggest in how many months will the house be completed...We are Building Sheridan 37 In…

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scillian2001
Apr 22, 2016 2:25 pm
scillian2001
scillian2001
22 April 2016

Building with Clarendon

Building with Clarendon

HI ALL, Clarendon has gone on site This Week - 18'th April...>Yipeeee....Can anyone suggest in how many months will the house be completed...We are Building Sheridan 37 In…

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scillian2001
Apr 22, 2016 2:23 pm
tr35ka
tr35ka
22 April 2016

homestart the accolade dawesville - key time

homestart the accolade dawesville - key time
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi Alrightdave, just wanted to confirm if you went ahead with epoxy anywhere? we are considering it for the main living and kitchen areas of the house, but are a bit…

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tr35ka
Apr 22, 2016 10:23 am
dbun1
dbun1
21 April 2016

<30days after settlement - found scratched and damaged tiles

<30days after settlement - found scratched and damaged tiles
VIC

I do, everyone has a defects period; however, in the VBA it does talk about some things needing to be pointed out at handover.

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dbun1
Apr 21, 2016 10:19 pm
scottdreams88
scottdreams88
21 April 2016

Timber beading under eaves? Is this normal?

Timber beading under eaves? Is this normal?
SA

Hello we are building in S.A. We're at the gyprock stage and the eave linings are going up. We've noticed that instead of the plastic things between the joints they are…

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scottdreams88
Apr 21, 2016 7:46 pm
kyliebsmith
kyliebsmith
21 April 2016

Warranty Issues

Warranty Issues
NSW

Oh no !!! My advice is to talk to a manager. Talk to the building authority for you state. Call a lawyer. Call everyone and anyone who will listen, mould is pretty bad

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kyliebsmith
Apr 21, 2016 7:28 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
21 April 2016

Building a house

Building a house
WA

In older areas a lot of houses have power lines passing the front of the house for local supply. However, this sounds more like a newer area with underground power, but…

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oneJohn
Apr 21, 2016 1:28 pm
oneJohn
bavshan
bavshan
21 April 2016

Alternative to double glazing

Alternative to double glazing
VIC

Hi, i had a similar dilemma. I researched all the different options and for my situation smart glass was the better option (western windows). Double glaze works very well…

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bavshan
Apr 21, 2016 12:49 pm
bavshan
ValenciaOrange
ValenciaOrange
21 April 2016

Need help on choosing a builder WA

Need help on choosing a builder WA
WA

I've heard that too :( one of the reasons we didnt pick them.

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ValenciaOrange
Apr 21, 2016 11:55 am
Vascariz
Vascariz
21 April 2016

Builder Inquiry: RES Solution Design

Builder Inquiry: RES Solution Design

So I've been doing a bit of research on Houzz and I saw that a builder called RES Solution Design had won some Houzz design awards and I was interested in their designs…

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Vascariz
Apr 21, 2016 7:25 am
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
20 April 2016

Double Storey timber framed home in Bedfordale

Double Storey timber framed home in Bedfordale
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Welcome to bedfordale notsomot. Love it up here

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Perth_Euro
Apr 20, 2016 10:37 pm
Critic
Critic
20 April 2016

Building with Madison Homes??

Building with Madison Homes??
SA

I may read too much into things but usually im right.. it seems quite ironic to me that these posts are from people who have specifically joined to make this one post and…

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Critic
Apr 20, 2016 7:26 pm
KDREpping
KDREpping
20 April 2016

Help-planning experienced with torrent subdivision?

Help-planning experienced with torrent subdivision?
NSW

Hi can anyone recommend a planner that can help with torrents subdivision for dual occupancy. Ideally that has worked and got DAs approved with Parramatta council. Many thanks

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KDREpping
Apr 20, 2016 3:48 pm
blogg
blogg
20 April 2016

WHO IS BUILDING WITH CHAMPION HOMES

WHO IS BUILDING WITH CHAMPION HOMES
NSW

I built with Champion Homes. It was a bad experience. Initial promises are quickly forgotten. Went in excess about 50K, problems not solved. Left in lurch to take care of…

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blogg
Apr 20, 2016 12:23 pm
lubinbert
lubinbert
20 April 2016

Henley building contract

Henley building contract
VIC

Could you please advise?

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lubinbert
Apr 20, 2016 10:24 am
lubinbert
LetThisBeAGoodIdea
LetThisBeAGoodIdea
20 April 2016

Concept Design - We have no direction?? (Please Help!!)

Concept Design - We have no direction?? (Please Help!!)
VIC

I am definitely on board with the visits to display homes. That was a big part of deciding what we liked but ultimately a lot of our design came down to what we were…

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LetThisBeAGoodIdea
Apr 20, 2016 10:21 am
LetThisBeAGoodIdea
Frye
Frye
20 April 2016

Ideal house for 536 sq mt lot single or double?

Ideal house for 536 sq mt lot single or double?
VIC

Also, north facing lots are not ideal. I'd try to get a design where your living areas face east and you maximise the yard space on the east side. If the living areas face…

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Frye
Apr 20, 2016 8:36 am
ayaman
ayaman
20 April 2016

Connections to land

Connections to land
VIC

Great idea camma18! Thank you for the advice

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ayaman
Apr 20, 2016 7:06 am
ayaman
ayaman
20 April 2016

Cost to upgrade to a triple car garage

Cost to upgrade to a triple car garage
VIC

Thanks everyone. Yes, UrbandEdge are not the cheapest builder around and the Larne is not the cheapest house. We are budgeting $500,000 for the build of the smaller 39…

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ayaman
Apr 20, 2016 7:05 am
ayaman
ayaman
20 April 2016

Melbourne Airport Environs Overlay -Schedule 2 question

Melbourne Airport Environs Overlay -Schedule 2 question
VIC

Thanks Rondy, that is really helpful information. We are going to be building in Avondale Heights. About 12km from Melb Airport and 7kms from Essendon Airport. I will look…

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ayaman
Apr 20, 2016 6:59 am
Vascariz
Vascariz
20 April 2016

Flat roof with fence - entertainment area

Flat roof with fence - entertainment area
QLD

Forgive me if I'm being naive, but why couldn't you create an access hatch / manhole and create enough cavity to allow someone to move around up there on beams…

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Vascariz
Apr 20, 2016 6:33 am
kellie_87
kellie_87
19 April 2016

Our Build with Homegroup WA

Our Build with Homegroup WA
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Wow going up really quick! :)

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kellie_87
Apr 19, 2016 12:09 pm
kellie_87
kyliebsmith
kyliebsmith
19 April 2016

Completion date and liquidation damages

Completion date and liquidation damages
VIC

I would contact your building authority to see what they say. Maybe also contact a Lawyer.

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kyliebsmith
Apr 19, 2016 9:35 am
whoop1968
whoop1968
19 April 2016

House after 4 year

House after 4 year
VIC

Looks fantastic! What trees are along the fence in the right hand side of this photo? The trees are Apple, Peach, Nectarine, Orange, continuing along…

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whoop1968
Apr 19, 2016 8:57 am
Woolyfish
Woolyfish
18 April 2016

The new thread

The new thread
WA
1, 2, 3

I just keep thinking of it as more $$$$ money in the bank. (But at the same time we want our space). We've been living with the inlaws since November now.

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Woolyfish
Apr 18, 2016 10:47 pm
Woolyfish
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
18 April 2016

Has anyone gone to building commision or got legal advice?

Has anyone gone to building commision or got legal advice?
WA

Hi Meags Yes it is difficult and it can be very expensive You will need to be more specific does the fix have structural consequences?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 18, 2016 10:01 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
aloenyx
aloenyx
18 April 2016

Cost of house design as advertised vs final price?

Cost of house design as advertised vs final price?
QLD

It all depends on where you are building and what you are building. My base price was 160k for a custom 150m2 (16 square house). Had to add an extra $6.5k after the soil…

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aloenyx
Apr 18, 2016 9:32 pm
aloenyx
amrit
amrit
18 April 2016

Empire Vogue

Empire Vogue
QLD

Hi all! I realised that there isn't a topic on Plantation homes - Empire Vogue series. Thought it would be good to have this started. I will be building this house in…

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amrit
Apr 18, 2016 8:46 pm


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