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charlibear
charlibear
21 March 2016

Perth Hills, City of Swan House Design - Feedback & Advice

Perth Hills, City of Swan House Design - Feedback & Advice
WA

I agree with leni, I'm not liking the walk through media,with two young kiddies running through it, you might find it to be a little annoying or distracting. I also think…

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charlibear
Mar 21, 2016 5:26 pm
charlibear
Lorri
Lorri
21 March 2016

New house with North-west frontage in Sydney

New house with North-west frontage in Sydney
NSW

Hi have you looked at this site? http://www.yourhome.gov.au/passive-design/orientation All I know is having your living areas facing north is the best thing, there is a…

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Lorri
Mar 21, 2016 8:48 am
Lorri
mrsmart001
mrsmart001
21 March 2016

Building with Suburban Property Group in Truganina

Building with Suburban Property Group in Truganina
VIC
1, 2

Their new business name is Blue Key Properties. I am having a very very very bad experience with them.

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mrsmart001
Mar 21, 2016 7:03 am
shellby
shellby
21 March 2016

What areas must I photograph before slab is poured?

What areas must I photograph before slab is poured?
NSW

Very sure - they have the Coffs office, and a different builder brought the Clarence office when they went to Coffs. I have researched, met and done everything with the…

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shellby
Mar 20, 2016 11:13 pm
shellby
AGJC08
AGJC08
20 March 2016

Building with New Level Homes

Building with New Level Homes
WA

Hi, has anyone built with New Level Homes in WA?

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AGJC08
Mar 20, 2016 10:52 pm
KKPP
KKPP
20 March 2016

Metricon Laguna - Sydney

Metricon Laguna - Sydney
NSW
1, 2

Hi Najam. We building the same house. What stage are you at?

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KKPP
Mar 20, 2016 9:43 pm
volmix
volmix
20 March 2016

Stylemaster Qld - previous promotions

Stylemaster Qld - previous promotions
QLD

Hi guys, New to the forum so forgive me if I posted this in the wrong section =) We are currently thinking to build with Stylemaster in Qld and, just out of curiosity,…

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volmix
Mar 20, 2016 8:49 pm
excitednewhomeowner
excitednewhomeowner
20 March 2016

Building in EVE Estate

Building in EVE Estate
VIC
1 ... 36, 37, 38

Everyone has sold up!!

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excitednewhomeowner
Mar 20, 2016 8:19 pm
Adviceseeker
Adviceseeker
20 March 2016

Driveway cracked after neighbour removed retaining wall

Driveway cracked after neighbour removed retaining wall
NSW

Great advice thanks Structuralguy! I'm not sure how to PM you. My pockets aren't that deep so maybe you're right and I should just redo it!

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Adviceseeker
Mar 20, 2016 10:56 am
Old Bloke
Old Bloke
20 March 2016

Building with Carlisle/ Tender Costs

Building with Carlisle/ Tender Costs
VIC

We are only in the early stages. Site has been cut and retaining walls installed. Next will be plumbing & electrical services with slab pour in early April. So far so good.

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Old Bloke
Mar 20, 2016 7:38 am
Joynz
Joynz
20 March 2016

Neighbours

Neighbours
VIC

It is good form to let the neighbours know if you are having asbestos removed in large quantities in case they worry - or if dust might be present. If you didn't know…

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Joynz
Mar 19, 2016 11:10 pm
imrasm
imrasm
19 March 2016

Building inspector

Building inspector
NSW

I am also looking for the same !!

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imrasm
Mar 19, 2016 6:07 pm
boma91
boma91
19 March 2016

Tiling and Downlights Labour costs

Tiling and Downlights Labour costs
VIC

Hi, I am a qualified Electrician, so may be able to help here. I would 100% suggest leaving your down lights until after you have gained the keys to your house. You will…

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boma91
Mar 19, 2016 12:45 pm
kyliebsmith
kyliebsmith
19 March 2016

Fencing question, HELP

Fencing question, HELP

I need to read the legislation

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kyliebsmith
Mar 19, 2016 12:40 pm
dansim412
dansim412
19 March 2016

Question re GST charges on new build

Question re GST charges on new build
VIC

If these items are purchased by you and installed by independent suppliers selected by you,then why would the builder include them in his price. Just get the builder to…

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dansim412
Mar 19, 2016 11:50 am
dansim412
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
19 March 2016

Security systems - cost, make, recommendations?

Security systems - cost, make, recommendations?
WA

Hi... our builder has included a Hills touch screen security system in the quote. Just wondering if anyone knows roughly what a security system for a 2 storey house…

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lazandjohn
Mar 19, 2016 10:18 am
charlibear
charlibear
19 March 2016

Electrical Layout

Electrical Layout
QLD

That seems like a long time? Jan to mid March! I swear every thread I have read on here the first tender comes back with massive mistakes, come in GJ the wrong facade is…

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charlibear
Mar 19, 2016 5:04 am
charlibear
MinandB
MinandB
19 March 2016

Building the Clarendon Armadale 37 in Brisbane

Building the Clarendon Armadale 37 in Brisbane
QLD
1, 2

Looking good. What wall colour did you go with?

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MinandB
Mar 18, 2016 11:11 pm
questionable
questionable
18 March 2016

Has anyone built with Hotondo?

Has anyone built with Hotondo?
NSW
1, 2, 3

How's everyone going? Haven't Been on this forum for a while. Took us a nice quick 5.5 months from start to handover. Extremely happy with our build!! We've been in our…

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questionable
Mar 18, 2016 8:42 pm
yoyo72
yoyo72
18 March 2016

waldorf 48 FAMILY/RETREAT upgrade does anyone have pictures?

waldorf 48 FAMILY/RETREAT upgrade does anyone have pictures?
VIC

has anyone built the porter davis waldorf 48 and done the family/retreat upgrade, i am trying to find out what the cost of the upgrade is and would love to see pics if…

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yoyo72
Mar 18, 2016 3:30 pm
yoyo72
aloenyx
aloenyx
18 March 2016

Building our 1st home at Schofields - Need help with buiders

Building our 1st home at Schofields - Need help with buiders
NSW

I don't know the builders you've mentioned, but I agree with other comments that usually the prices all come out around the same in the end, so you might as well go with…

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aloenyx
Mar 18, 2016 1:19 pm
aloenyx
jasminelee_86
jasminelee_86
18 March 2016

Smoky mirrored Glass Splashback

Smoky mirrored Glass Splashback
NSW

Best thing to wipe down mirrors with is toilet paper and water. Decent toilet paper though not shitty stuff it takes all the lint and fluff with it. Absolutely love the…

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jasminelee_86
Mar 18, 2016 11:35 am
jasminelee_86
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
18 March 2016

Missing Water Meter

Missing Water Meter
VIC

Was there a meter ? Was it accidentally taken in the demolition - ie demolished ... :)

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Saint Mike
Mar 18, 2016 7:56 am
Saint Mike
will81
will81
17 March 2016

Box Hill NSW - New Land Purchase "Akora"

Box Hill NSW - New Land Purchase "Akora"
NSW

https://www.facebook.com/groups/263519677312561/ Take a look and join if you like. I know, jumping the gun before I buy a block hahaha. But we have been keen on Akora for…

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will81
Mar 17, 2016 7:36 pm
will81
Rochelle459
Rochelle459
17 March 2016

Anyone building at Gillieston Heights NSW?

Anyone building at Gillieston Heights NSW?
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

We have a few in there, if anyone can't find it your more then welcome to pm me your Facebook name and I can add you then add you to the group? I've never made a group…

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Rochelle459
Mar 17, 2016 5:45 pm
deejay08
deejay08
17 March 2016

Significant increase in building contract price

Significant increase in building contract price
NSW

That's really horrifying! I'm pretty sure I know which builder you're talking about...really can't believe they get away with this extortion! What did your solicitor say?…

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deejay08
Mar 17, 2016 3:07 pm
homerenoSA
homerenoSA
17 March 2016

Building a custom home in Adelaide - any recommendations?

Building a custom home in Adelaide - any recommendations?
SA

I built with Eastern Building Group in 2012 at Hectorville. The process was easy and end product was fantastic. We recently sold the house and reached a record price for…

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homerenoSA
Mar 17, 2016 9:47 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
16 March 2016

Protecting waffle slab - agi drains v path

Protecting waffle slab - agi drains v path
VIC

Hi VickiS I like your second option..put your decking over an impervious layer disharging/draining into Agri pipes/Sumps,etc

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 16, 2016 10:31 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Saig
Saig
16 March 2016

Custom kdr in Sydney - Narrow Block with front facing North

Custom kdr in Sydney - Narrow Block with front facing North
NSW

Thanks for the feedback oneJohn. And Thanks for picking up on the void error. We've removed the long bridge and made the void larger and pushed out the landing. I wanted a…

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Saig
Mar 16, 2016 8:10 pm
Ding
Ding
16 March 2016

Getting closer

Getting closer
NSW

Not sure if anyone still reads this we are in William Hart Cres but we aren't in yet but it's getting closer. Builder said should have a date within the next two weeks.…

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Ding
Mar 16, 2016 4:03 pm
mishb
mishb
16 March 2016

Building in a rural area - Help!

Building in a rural area - Help!
VIC

We are planning to build a holiday house on the outskirts of a small town in country Victoria. It's about 1.5 hours from Melbourne CBD, and a half hour drive from a major…

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mishb
Mar 16, 2016 1:37 pm
teigs1
teigs1
16 March 2016

Yayy! Only about 3 weeks to go til the house is built! With

Yayy! Only about 3 weeks to go til the house is built! With
NSW

Hi, we are just finishing the render base and will do the surfmist texture coat in a couple of weeks but i will share a pic once it has started. Another colour we were…

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teigs1
Mar 16, 2016 8:44 am
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excitednewhomeowner
Mar 15, 2016 10:29 pm
Lyn11
Lyn11
15 March 2016

Livingston estate Cranbourne East- porter Davis Vienna 21

Livingston estate Cranbourne East- porter Davis Vienna 21
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks hsingal, We will just pay it before the construction Thanks again Mainvue Amalfi 530 - Our First build viewtopic.php?f=31&t=81745

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Lyn11
Mar 15, 2016 6:15 pm
surtees
surtees
15 March 2016

Unsure of signing a contract with a builder

Unsure of signing a contract with a builder

I'd wait if the builder is trying to force you to sign tell them you'll walk away. You want to make sure your land is valued as expected but also you need to be able to…

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surtees
Mar 15, 2016 1:50 pm
surtees

Here is another picture the portico looks darker depending on which angle or where the sun hits

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Buildingbythesea
Mar 14, 2016 11:54 pm
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kailie86
Mar 14, 2016 9:02 pm
bashworth
bashworth
14 March 2016

External power

External power
VIC

One way is to get a waterproof power outlet on an outside wall. When you decide where you want the feature you can install a transformer and run 12volt cable to the…

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bashworth
Mar 14, 2016 5:11 pm
bashworth
Forg
Forg
14 March 2016

Steps from laundry

Steps from laundry
NSW

It's part of landscaping, AFAIK if the builder does landscaping they do these steps too. Why it's part of landscaping, though, I have no idea. I think it's because they…

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Forg
Mar 14, 2016 2:48 pm
LednCoise
LednCoise
14 March 2016

HUDSON HOMES in STONECUTTERS

HUDSON HOMES in STONECUTTERS
NSW

Hi Everyone, Just wanted to know if anyone is building with Hudson Homes in Stonecutters Estate in Colebee? Would love to get your feed back. Cheers

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LednCoise
Mar 14, 2016 9:52 am
FHB-RHI
FHB-RHI
13 March 2016

Decking the Alfresco Ceiling

Decking the Alfresco Ceiling
SA

Thank you that gives us an idea on price. I was just concerned that moisture/humidity could cause some issues.

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FHB-RHI
Mar 13, 2016 6:45 pm
Wellard2ndTimers
Wellard2ndTimers
13 March 2016

Homegroup WA

Homegroup WA
WA

We nearly built with HGWA, going as far as signing a PPA and paying a $2k deposit. Fortunately for us though a lengthy delay on our land title gave us plenty of thinking…

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Wellard2ndTimers
Mar 13, 2016 6:18 pm
TamDear18
TamDear18
12 March 2016

Whiteman Edge 7B New Gen - PCI 20th November

Whiteman Edge 7B New Gen - PCI 20th November
WA
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Hi Purplenetti, Your home looks stunning - you must be so chuffed! I am fairly new to this blog - we are also building with New Generation - very excited to start our…

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TamDear18
Mar 12, 2016 10:34 pm
TamDear18
Joynz
Joynz
12 March 2016

Exorbitant charge for a missing tree root barrier?

Exorbitant charge for a missing tree root barrier?
VIC

I believe that the footings are strengthened in a new build to account for trees. There is also plastic tree root barrier that can be used. I suggest asking your builder.

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Joynz
Mar 12, 2016 8:00 pm
S7iCkSt3R
S7iCkSt3R
12 March 2016

Building with Fairmont Homes / RealtySA @ Woodcroft Horizon

Building with Fairmont Homes / RealtySA @ Woodcroft Horizon
SA
1, 2, 3

Quick question for anyone who's still alive in here, is anyone on Exetel for NBN in Woodcroft? I've heard the speeds can be hit and miss depending on the area.

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S7iCkSt3R
Mar 12, 2016 5:14 pm
S7iCkSt3R

We are just about done! Driveway was done today. We move in on Wednesday.

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caff
Mar 12, 2016 3:18 pm
deejay08
deejay08
12 March 2016

Private building inspectors Wollongong/Illawarra

Private building inspectors Wollongong/Illawarra
NSW

We are using housespect as they send someone from your area...we are building in the highlands so could be the same inspector.

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deejay08
Mar 12, 2016 11:28 am
Pink86
Pink86
11 March 2016

Oracle Experiences

Oracle Experiences
NSW
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hi all, I have created a new thread for my journey, as there have been many comments this one can be used for experiences with this company [SMILING FACE WITH SMILING…

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Pink86
Mar 11, 2016 7:42 pm
Jay31
Jay31
11 March 2016

Neighbour's power lines interfering with our build

Neighbour's power lines interfering with our build
NSW

Hello, Yep any update on what you had to do? We are currently experiencing the same issue

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Jay31
Mar 11, 2016 6:26 pm
Dan122
Dan122
11 March 2016

Cost of Driveway (external to builder)?

Cost of Driveway (external to builder)?
VIC

Ours is like $90m2 plus 6 tones of base amd drains which is about 10000. We had a guy quote 50000 but he tried telling us no road base was needed. Builder amd all other…

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Dan122
Mar 11, 2016 1:57 pm


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