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bpratt
bpratt
5 July 2016

building covenants in estate

building covenants in estate
VIC

That's absolutely insane that you have to have both a dark coloured roof, and it's got to be tiles. Going to be an absolute island of heat in summer with all of those…

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bpratt
Jul 05, 2016 4:35 pm
ChantalMaree
ChantalMaree
5 July 2016

Easystart (Summit) Genoa Martin Lumen Rise /Ceilings compl

Easystart (Summit) Genoa Martin Lumen Rise /Ceilings compl
WA
1, 2

How's things going David_Kym? You guys must be close to or done PCI already?

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ChantalMaree
Jul 05, 2016 11:53 am
ChantalMaree
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StarGirlStar
Jul 05, 2016 12:14 am
StarGirlStar
oneskyabove
oneskyabove
4 July 2016

Issy&Ozzy's New Gen Build-Living areas, Splashback..& baby?!

Issy&Ozzy's New Gen Build-Living areas, Splashback..& baby?!
WA
1 ... 29, 30, 31

Hope your settling into your new home. did you end up using Octopus Painting? Did they do a good job? :)

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oneskyabove
Jul 04, 2016 5:52 pm
KimberleyB93
KimberleyB93
4 July 2016

Building with Simonds in SA (LOTS OF PICS)

Building with Simonds in SA (LOTS OF PICS)
SA
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Hi thank you! I will be jumping on there in a moment :) My partner and I are building the Turin (altered to have littler luxuries) and so far we're extremely pleased. I'm…

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KimberleyB93
Jul 04, 2016 5:20 pm
tiffany Litz
tiffany Litz
4 July 2016

Latest stage titled for Bloomdale, Diggers Rest

Latest stage titled for Bloomdale, Diggers Rest
VIC

hello all, did anyone know what is the latest stage that has been titled? thanks

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tiffany Litz
Jul 04, 2016 4:04 pm
Sarah3456
Sarah3456
4 July 2016

Carpet help for grey walls

Carpet help for grey walls
QLD

Ive may have managed to figure out photos. This is a link to an album- it shows the light carpet I'd like to get but am nervous about. And also a darker carpet but I…

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Sarah3456
Jul 04, 2016 3:01 pm
JB1
JB1
3 July 2016

electrical pit

electrical pit
VIC

For the electrical pit only?

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JB1
Jul 03, 2016 11:46 pm
Cook2091
Cook2091
3 July 2016

Front door - new build - Adelaide

Front door - new build - Adelaide
SA

Nah dgp it is only timber veneer. The builder has pretty much dug his heels in on the issue so there's not much we can now.

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Cook2091
Jul 03, 2016 7:05 pm
bashworth
bashworth
3 July 2016

Making a volume build home look more 'period'

Making a volume build home look more 'period'
VIC

If you check out this link you will see a House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright over 100 years ago when 'California Bungalows' were starting to be built in Australia;

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bashworth
Jul 03, 2016 7:36 am
bashworth
rachaellhallett
rachaellhallett
2 July 2016

2 Zoned Air-con + Solar vs 4 Zoned Air-con

2 Zoned Air-con + Solar vs 4 Zoned Air-con
NSW

The answer will depend on how you intend to use the spaces as a family and how you tiller are heat etc. I would opt for the 2 zone so more of the house can be cooled at…

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rachaellhallett
Jul 02, 2016 8:48 pm
Canberra_gal
Canberra_gal
2 July 2016

Tender with Rawson Homes

Tender with Rawson Homes
NSW

Hi M33M, are you still building with Rawson?

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Canberra_gal
Jul 02, 2016 7:35 pm
Canberra_gal
kdring
kdring
1 July 2016

Pre-slab nightmare - Please help.

Pre-slab nightmare - Please help.
VIC

1.3m side to side over 18m. cut and fill on the site.

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kdring
Jul 01, 2016 9:21 pm
canbuild
canbuild
1 July 2016

Curious to what your electrical plan cost? Any Builder...

Curious to what your electrical plan cost? Any Builder...
NSW
1, 2

Hi, ours has gone up to $13k and we are also wondering whether we are going overboard with electrical plan or not. Our builder charges $59 for a light point regardless…

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canbuild
Jul 01, 2016 1:40 pm
dellam
dellam
1 July 2016

Commodore homes

Commodore homes
WA

Anyone building or built with commodore homes , how did you go ? Sent from my iPhone using Warcraft Chat 2.12

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dellam
Jul 01, 2016 9:18 am
capricorn
capricorn
30 June 2016

Does anyone buy furniture before moving in?

Does anyone buy furniture before moving in?
NSW

Well i bought all my furniture from a company in Botany (NSW) . They are the supplier of harveyNormans, Temple and webstar and InteriorsOnline company. This company …

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capricorn
Jun 30, 2016 10:09 pm
capricorn
chrismarshall3
chrismarshall3
30 June 2016

Cost of upgrading electrical streamline switches?

Cost of upgrading electrical streamline switches?

Anyone upgraded their switches to streamline / slim push button switches? How much would it cost per one or per 4 bed house? Roughly.

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chrismarshall3
Jun 30, 2016 1:39 pm
newaussiedan
newaussiedan
30 June 2016

Fence

Fence

I thought about that extra pailings option, does anyone have a picture of this option or has ever seem it and can share an option as to its appeal?

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newaussiedan
Jun 30, 2016 1:06 pm
newaussiedan
Althom
Althom
30 June 2016

Neighbour build question

Neighbour build question
WA

You're well within your rights to; 1. Ask for evidence of the builders insurance coverage and written confirmation that any and all damage caused by removal of the fence…

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Althom
Jun 30, 2016 11:46 am
Althom
bexx
bexx
29 June 2016

great builder or carpenter for kit home

great builder or carpenter for kit home
NSW

Hi there. We have recently purchased 2 blocks side by side (both the same size) on an estate in western sydney. We have decided to go down the kit home route with…

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bexx
Jun 29, 2016 11:38 pm
Daz_
Daz_
29 June 2016

Alfresco slab with builder or after HO?

Alfresco slab with builder or after HO?
NSW

I went through the builder for mine. Not sure how much I paid but I think the slab part was basically substituted for the paver price and then I paid more for the…

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Daz_
Jun 29, 2016 9:49 pm
Daz_
rondy
rondy
29 June 2016

Venetia 25 by DFH

Venetia 25 by DFH
VIC

Great to see another Dennis build! I hope all went ok with your contract. We are building the Hawkesdale (plan no longer available). We signed contracts on 1/5/16 & our…

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rondy
Jun 29, 2016 8:58 pm
allvee
allvee
29 June 2016

Oracle Platinum Homes

Oracle Platinum Homes
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

We are waiting for front and garage door

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allvee
Jun 29, 2016 8:04 pm
bumblebee1985
bumblebee1985
29 June 2016

First time builder - Hunter Valley NSW

First time builder - Hunter Valley NSW
NSW

Hi Gabby Hidden extras really depend on which company you're building with as each company has their own inclusions in their 'standard' package...that's what we found…

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bumblebee1985
Jun 29, 2016 6:46 pm
redpixel
redpixel
29 June 2016

Selkirk bricks

Selkirk bricks
VIC

I'm also interested on these bricks. Has anyone used them before? :)

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redpixel
Jun 29, 2016 4:43 pm
KeepCalm
KeepCalm
29 June 2016

Size of your WC in ensuite (with door)??

Size of your WC in ensuite (with door)??
WA

I am building a new home (my first) and in the most recent sketch the planner changed the size of my WC in ensuite to 1400x900 down from 1700x900. I am very concerned that…

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KeepCalm
Jun 29, 2016 10:35 am
KeepCalm
vonsta76
vonsta76
28 June 2016

Building a Coolum 24 with Coral

Building a Coolum 24 with Coral
NSW

Woohoo countdown begins! Avoca 25 in Gainsborough Greens Gold Coast viewtopic.php?f=31&t=81406

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vonsta76
Jun 28, 2016 11:08 pm
vonsta76
insider
insider
28 June 2016

Crack in lounge room wall

Crack in lounge room wall
QLD

What suburb have you built in ?

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insider
Jun 28, 2016 10:15 pm
insider
Building4my3tots
Building4my3tots
28 June 2016

KDR Custom build in Ryde NSW - Landscaping

KDR Custom build in Ryde NSW - Landscaping
NSW
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Does look really good! Wished we had land as big as yours! My kids would loved a swimming pool AND a spa! So lux! Sent from my iPhone using tapatalk

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Building4my3tots
Jun 28, 2016 9:14 pm
Building4my3tots
Michony85
Michony85
28 June 2016

Kings Estate Terrigal

Kings Estate Terrigal
NSW

Anyone out there building in Kings Estate Terrigal?

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Michony85
Jun 28, 2016 5:46 pm
Becs Coral
Becs Coral
28 June 2016

88B Instrument - Where can i find it?

88B Instrument - Where can i find it?
NSW

I think we got ours from our solicitor. I am pretty sure that council issued it. When I went looking for ours, I sighted it at council bit they said they they couldbt just…

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Becs Coral
Jun 28, 2016 3:25 pm
Becs Coral
kel_taylor10
kel_taylor10
28 June 2016

Corner Stacker Doors

Corner Stacker Doors
NSW

I can give you an idea of costs - we are paying ~$20K to remove the pillar and replace with corner stacking doors. This includes a 9m steel beam as extra support above…

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kel_taylor10
Jun 28, 2016 9:43 am
VictoriaEve
VictoriaEve
27 June 2016

Solicitor- Ryde NSW

Solicitor- Ryde NSW
NSW

hi fizzed, I just came across this - I could have reviewed it for you. Did you end up getting it looked at? Any clauses renegotiated? I tried to negotiate the amount of…

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VictoriaEve
Jun 27, 2016 10:59 pm
Daz_
Daz_
27 June 2016

Air blowing up through bathroom drain

Air blowing up through bathroom drain
QLD

Strange ? Pour some water down the drain and see if that stops it...maybe theres no water in the trap

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Daz_
Jun 27, 2016 9:47 pm
Daz_

The chippy's and plasters have been hard at work getting the door jams and plaster sheeting in. Can really feel the size of the rooms for the first time now the walls and…

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cplicious
Jun 27, 2016 9:11 pm
ANG009
ANG009
26 June 2016

Alph & Ruth's first build in Piara Waters.

Alph & Ruth's first build in Piara Waters.
WA

Thanks. Hope your build has gone as smoothly as ours!! ::lol::

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ANG009
Jun 26, 2016 10:48 pm
Dee80
Dee80
26 June 2016

Coolum 24 Modified - Coral

Coolum 24 Modified - Coral
NSW
1, 2

Hi, how is your build going? We are also building the Coolum24 would love to see how your build is progressing!

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Dee80
Jun 26, 2016 9:57 pm
Dee80
jelbell55
jelbell55
26 June 2016

Forever home on 5 acres - Keys, painting & pics!

Forever home on 5 acres - Keys, painting & pics!
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hope you are enjoying the new home. Everything looks beautiful, i especially love you kitchen :)

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jelbell55
Jun 26, 2016 5:55 pm
WifeofHunza
WifeofHunza
26 June 2016

Our Brisbane Barkly Build - Post handover: bookshelf

Our Brisbane Barkly Build - Post handover: bookshelf
QLD
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Hi, I have been following on it the background, thank you for sharing your build story. Just had to comment what a fun and fantastic idea the colours behind the…

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WifeofHunza
Jun 26, 2016 5:43 pm
WifeofHunza
aloenyx
aloenyx
26 June 2016

Builder referee questions

Builder referee questions
ACT

I would ask about communication and responsiveness, it's the most frustrating thing dealing with my builder, but everyone I asked about them thought they were brill.…

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aloenyx
Jun 26, 2016 5:06 pm
aloenyx
dxn
dxn
25 June 2016

Building in Spring Farm (Parkview) Section5B Corbett Close

Building in Spring Farm (Parkview) Section5B Corbett Close
NSW

Hi Mikki_84, Sorry to hear about your anguish. I can understand what you're going through. Yes, I am one of those who bought a land+house package in the stage 5b release.…

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dxn
Jun 25, 2016 10:55 pm
Sriya
Sriya
25 June 2016

Johanna 240 mimosa color selection

Johanna 240 mimosa color selection
VIC

Hi everyone, I am a first home buyer and new to his forum. We have booked with mimosa to build johanna 240 in tarneit. What are the things to look out for in color…

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Sriya
Jun 25, 2016 5:19 pm
Charley
Charley
25 June 2016

Average Timeframe of each stage?

Average Timeframe of each stage?
WA

Our slab went down early April. I'm probably 4 weeks from handover. Depends on the builder. My 2016 build viewtopic.php?t=81011

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Charley
Jun 25, 2016 2:24 pm
pnrp4krb
pnrp4krb
25 June 2016

Anyone building with esperance homes?

Anyone building with esperance homes?
VIC

We are not yet at the build stage with Esperance/Latitude 37 but are due to start construction next month. Fortunately, for us, the pre-site experience has been good. Our…

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pnrp4krb
Jun 25, 2016 11:22 am
Landscape Tanks
Landscape Tanks
24 June 2016

Block Retaining

Block Retaining
QLD

Hello, It sounds like you have a big retaining wall to complete. So I thought I would mention our product that may be of interest. I hope all goes well. Please see…

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Landscape Tanks
Jun 24, 2016 11:08 am
Landscape Tanks
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
23 June 2016

Slab pier question

Slab pier question
TAS

I does not look very scary to me. The steel is light gauge. My understanding is that N12 equates to a 12mm dia bar. This is the minimum sized steel bars that can be used.…

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Beetaloo
Jun 23, 2016 9:48 pm
Beetaloo
oneJohn
oneJohn
23 June 2016

Custom house plans - Size reduction and layout advice?

Custom house plans - Size reduction and layout advice?
TAS

To take 16m2 out of it, I think you're going to need to take a room out. What spaces are there in your current plan that you don't need?

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oneJohn
Jun 23, 2016 11:51 am
oneJohn


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