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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
Alessia
Alessia
3 May 2016

Landsdale Stage 18 - Corimbia

Landsdale Stage 18 - Corimbia
WA

Here's a little late update We now own our block, land got settled last week and given that we have been away and busy at work it has been very hectic. We finalised our…

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Alessia
May 03, 2016 3:23 pm
Alessia
Lexi64
Lexi64
3 May 2016

Messy brick veneer on interior wall is this standard/normal?

Messy brick veneer on interior wall is this standard/normal?
NSW

Hi guys yes the inside which we won't see once gyprock is up. Thanks heaps for that :) I just couldn't find information anywhere and this is our first home so I just wanted…

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Lexi64
May 03, 2016 12:23 pm
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Yarborough
May 03, 2016 12:02 pm
Yarborough

Brick/Mortar issues - pic heavy

Brick/Mortar issues - pic heavy

I have a few comments regarding the above..... Iron oxide stain = Acid burn. Clay bricks don't cure as they are fired to become like stone, but concrete bricks require a…

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abrickspecialist
May 03, 2016 11:20 am
Old Bloke
Old Bloke
3 May 2016

KDR - abolishing electricity connection

KDR - abolishing electricity connection
QLD

We're going through the KDR process and most demo companies won't come on site unless all gas and electricity is abolished. As Jane has stated, an underground pit…

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Old Bloke
May 03, 2016 8:54 am
watermill
watermill
3 May 2016

Show me your HENLEY kitchen!

Show me your HENLEY kitchen!
VIC

Thanks Saint Mike. Anyone else have a beautiful henley kitchen they want to share? :)

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watermill
May 03, 2016 7:36 am
watermill
building-expert
building-expert
3 May 2016

Builder ordered to demolish slab for wrong level

Builder ordered to demolish slab for wrong level
VIC

Guide to Standards and Tolerances should be renamed "Standards for Dummies" because that is all it is good for. Whilst the guide is in principle a good document but just a…

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building-expert
May 03, 2016 6:27 am
building-expert
Pink86
Pink86
2 May 2016

Building in watagan estate at cooranbong

Building in watagan estate at cooranbong
NSW

Oh wow! That's 2weeks away how very exciting for you! We have gyprock going up this week. Builder said 5-6weeks but we will see.

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Pink86
May 02, 2016 6:35 pm
alymei
alymei
2 May 2016

flooring

flooring
VIC

We did some research amd ended up choosing the click vinyl plank from godrey hirst, mainly as itsnot so vulnerable to water. Has a 20yr warranty in residential I believe

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alymei
May 02, 2016 6:06 pm

Third garage or separate garage

Third garage or separate garage
WA

Yes we did consider it, we were actually originally wanting the house flipped, but the builder showed us the benefits of having it the way we have. The front bedrooms may…

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Wellard2ndTimers
May 02, 2016 5:25 pm
jsmi
jsmi
2 May 2016

Has anyone used Horizon Homes (Sydney custom builder) for

Has anyone used Horizon Homes (Sydney custom builder) for
NSW

Hey there H1 community Has anyone used Horizon Homes (Sydney customer builder) for their build? We are considering using them and just looking for some real-life…

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jsmi
May 02, 2016 4:39 pm
jsmi
sandy19
sandy19
2 May 2016

Dave & Leonie building HGWA Metropolitan at Mandurah

Dave & Leonie building HGWA Metropolitan at Mandurah
WA
1, 2

Hi Dave, Love to see your house latest pictures if you have...

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sandy19
May 02, 2016 12:47 pm
wood bang
wood bang
2 May 2016

Wood chips around slab

Wood chips around slab
VIC

Recycled concrete would have been a better idea

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wood bang
May 02, 2016 9:26 am
wood bang
watermill
watermill
2 May 2016

Austral Greythorn Bricks

Austral Greythorn Bricks
VIC

Has anyone used these and what window colour did you choose please? Thanks!

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watermill
May 02, 2016 8:13 am
watermill
watermill
watermill
2 May 2016

Henley upgrades and options

Henley upgrades and options
VIC

Thanks all, looking at the Emperor

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watermill
May 02, 2016 8:08 am
watermill
hamu
hamu
1 May 2016

Home lower than street level - possible options

Home lower than street level - possible options
NSW

This is a really good point. You may not think so NOW - but who knows what's around the corner. $10k (?) on DLUG under might mean $50k down the track. Below street…

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hamu
May 01, 2016 11:12 pm
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deejay08
May 01, 2016 10:35 pm
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Chaton
May 01, 2016 9:53 pm
Chaton
wilson0205
wilson0205
1 May 2016

Confusion about "extras" and "inclusions"

Confusion about "extras" and "inclusions"
VIC

The best thing to do is get a quote off each with all the inclusions you are after and then compare the price. Don't let them give you PC amounts unless you are certain…

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wilson0205
May 01, 2016 8:08 pm
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JayaJaya
May 01, 2016 7:26 pm
JayaJaya
Claire2008
Claire2008
1 May 2016

Anyone building with Astute Property Group?

Anyone building with Astute Property Group?
VIC

Hi all! We are planning to build our first home in Lancefield Vic with the help of Astute Property Group. Any heads up please? Anyone had experience building their dream…

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Claire2008
May 01, 2016 4:08 pm
kyliebsmith
kyliebsmith
1 May 2016

Retaining walls

Retaining walls
NSW

You can have them done through your builder but it's very expensive, or you can get someone else to do it. It's better to do it usually before the build but it can be done…

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kyliebsmith
May 01, 2016 11:00 am
jessicana10
jessicana10
1 May 2016

Hawksburn brick not available, what to replace with

Hawksburn brick not available, what to replace with
VIC

We have 3 dogs - this has just been fenced off so they can't get to it while the seed grew in a few weeks it will be a mud pit

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jessicana10
May 01, 2016 10:04 am
jessicana10
Just3ofus
Just3ofus
1 May 2016

Flooring after handover

Flooring after handover
NSW

Thanks all- some helpful suggestions and things to think about. I must say, the idea of having to allow extra time after handover is a big negative and one thing I hadn't…

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Just3ofus
May 01, 2016 9:11 am
adamovie
adamovie
30 April 2016

Help needed with delayed handover and tough builder

Help needed with delayed handover and tough builder
VIC

Thanks. I've engaged a company (NHI). They did inspection for a friend of mine and did a good job. Builder has taken very long than expected and now handover is been…

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adamovie
Apr 30, 2016 1:18 pm
mcmidas
mcmidas
30 April 2016

HOUSE OVERLOOKING SHOPS?

HOUSE OVERLOOKING SHOPS?
VIC

In Victoria, is it possible for a 2 storey residential dwelling to overlook the windows of multi-unit commercial building/s like shop units, consultancy suites etc. that…

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mcmidas
Apr 30, 2016 8:30 am
mcmidas
mcmidas
30 April 2016

Has any one had overlooking issues with their DS backwindows

Has any one had overlooking issues with their DS backwindows

In Victoria, is it possible for a residential dwelling to overlook the windows of a commercial building with multiple units like shop units, consultancy suites etc. Per…

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mcmidas
Apr 30, 2016 8:20 am

Here's half of it for you And in bright daylight

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Presidente
Apr 30, 2016 12:30 am
Presidente
Ding
Ding
29 April 2016

Anyone building at Thornton , Penrith

Anyone building at Thornton , Penrith
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Yeah William Hart Cres and we moved in today finally although the builder told us we were lucky as we were in early not bad for a 28 month wait

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Ding
Apr 29, 2016 7:27 pm
Jacinta.C
Jacinta.C
29 April 2016

Photos of Essa Stone colours

Photos of Essa Stone colours
VIC

Does anyone have an email or phone number for Jess? I sent through a general enquiry on Wednesday about going to the colour selection studio, but still no reply :(

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Jacinta.C
Apr 29, 2016 5:06 pm
Jacinta.C
Narrewarren01
Narrewarren01
29 April 2016

Dressing room fitout with Mainvue/Henley

Dressing room fitout with Mainvue/Henley
VIC

in the wardrobe I have adjusted the top shelf to 2m. After handover I will just add tot he existing one mainvue provided. you can get shelves made the will slide under

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Narrewarren01
Apr 29, 2016 1:45 pm


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