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Ro_14
Ro_14
29 March 2016

Keys During Build

Keys During Build
VIC

Builders cannot issue keys due to insurance liability issues. We took building inspector with us during PCI and he helped us to find issues. You can visit the site during…

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Ro_14
Mar 29, 2016 2:41 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
29 March 2016

Environmentally Sustainable Building

Environmentally Sustainable Building
WA

Haven't considered any particular builder so far. But looking rural setting, modular or pavilion style build, maybe set into hillside, off grid capable etc. Have to find…

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Beazley77
Mar 29, 2016 1:57 pm
Beazley77
jcplots
jcplots
29 March 2016

New home Custom build Sydney - We are in..Photos updated

New home Custom build Sydney - We are in..Photos updated
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi Seema, thanks very much for sharing the information. Cheers, Tanveer

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jcplots
Mar 29, 2016 9:29 am
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bluesteel
Mar 28, 2016 7:34 pm
bluesteel
Ellick
Ellick
28 March 2016

Right to item refund?

Right to item refund?

Sorry Building-Expert, by bias I was referring to myself and not you - I have developed a bit of a bias view of some of the trades used in the construction of my house. …

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Ellick
Mar 28, 2016 9:42 am
riverrock
riverrock
28 March 2016

Advice on pool size and placement please

Advice on pool size and placement please
VIC

You still have a decent size area to put a pool despite the sewer line. Teenagers, unlike young children, need a bigger pool. Children wants a splash and that it. So I…

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riverrock
Mar 28, 2016 1:48 am
tonik25
tonik25
27 March 2016

Building with Adenbrook Homes {sydney}

Building with Adenbrook Homes {sydney}
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi I was just wondering how your house ended up, is it finished now. We are building the Hadley with a Benson facade and would love to see a real life Hadley rather than…

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tonik25
Mar 27, 2016 11:30 am
Rickardo05
Rickardo05
27 March 2016

Building Bermuda 23 with Porter Davis

Building Bermuda 23 with Porter Davis
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Just posting to see how everyone is going with their builds?

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Rickardo05
Mar 27, 2016 10:10 am
Rickardo05
Melsie68
Melsie68
26 March 2016

Melsie 68

Melsie 68
WA
1 ... 87, 88, 89

I didn't seal mine . They are cream as well . Nearly been here for two years the grout is getting dirty but I do have a tribe of kids . I did seal my bathroom through…

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Melsie68
Mar 26, 2016 9:44 pm
Kemdie22
Kemdie22
25 March 2016

Our Daydream 30 Build - Camden NSW

Our Daydream 30 Build - Camden NSW
NSW

Hi! Posting to follow your build. We are building the daydream 28. We start on Tuesday. It is quite slow getting through head office. I too was over it big time and I was…

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Kemdie22
Mar 25, 2016 8:52 pm
MJT
MJT
25 March 2016

Hi everyone

Hi everyone
NSW

Hi and welcome. Lot 528 of where ? Good luck with your build

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MJT
Mar 25, 2016 3:37 pm
boma91
boma91
25 March 2016

Lightings after HO

Lightings after HO
NSW

Correct, The better planning done during the building stage's, the cheaper the Electrician will complete the work. It will always be cheaper to to swap over fittings as…

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boma91
Mar 25, 2016 3:29 pm
jelbell55
jelbell55
25 March 2016

Dales in Dawesville

Dales in Dawesville
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Glad PCI went well for you! How exciting to have keys soon! :)

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jelbell55
Mar 25, 2016 1:09 pm
Old Bloke
Old Bloke
25 March 2016

Knock Down & Rebuild - Melbourne Eastern suburb

Knock Down & Rebuild - Melbourne Eastern suburb
VIC
1, 2

I have recently used Gravity Demolition and highly recommend them.

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Old Bloke
Mar 25, 2016 12:33 pm
FireFox
FireFox
25 March 2016

Terminated builder at lock up.....need advice

Terminated builder at lock up.....need advice
VIC

digging up an old post here, we are in a very similar situation and i wanted to know how you resolved it in the end? the whole process so far as shocked me that this can…

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FireFox
Mar 25, 2016 11:24 am
FireFox
lisacottrell
lisacottrell
24 March 2016

New Gen Homes-Honeywood, Wand-Keys 26/2

New Gen Homes-Honeywood, Wand-Keys 26/2
WA
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Thanks everyone :) Thanks jelbell will be in contact with them :) We did the main flooring ourselves with help from my partners friend for the first 2 days, then took us…

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lisacottrell
Mar 24, 2016 10:45 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
24 March 2016

Plan/Design Related - Suggestion/Review/Feedback!

Plan/Design Related - Suggestion/Review/Feedback!
NSW
1, 2

Consider resale value - you have no bath tub, and being a family sized home the next buyer will likely want and need a bath tub. They'll cross your place off the list…

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cat_dunc
Mar 24, 2016 9:29 pm
cat_dunc
nikkis2000
nikkis2000
24 March 2016

1st build Redink, Lwr Chittering. Post handover update

1st build Redink, Lwr Chittering. Post handover update
WA
1 ... 59, 60, 61

Hiya - Long time no speak! The driveway isn't looking so lovely after the rains last week. We REALLY need to get it done properly before winter gets here for…

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nikkis2000
Mar 24, 2016 10:25 am
nikkis2000
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
23 March 2016

Stuck on render choice

Stuck on render choice
NSW

Oh yeah, black background! I used the wrong picture!

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HomeAngels
Mar 23, 2016 6:52 pm
HomeAngels
wadedewilde
wadedewilde
23 March 2016

Walk in Pantry

Walk in Pantry
NSW

Which house design is this and from which builder?

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wadedewilde
Mar 23, 2016 6:41 pm
kyliebsmith
kyliebsmith
23 March 2016

Confused - Simonds or GJ Gardner

Confused - Simonds or GJ Gardner
VIC
1, 2

The builder is basically a project manager. They contract every trade out. The house is only as good as the trades but also their communication skills. At the end of the…

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kyliebsmith
Mar 23, 2016 6:24 pm
Aussie141414
Aussie141414
23 March 2016

Home Theatre Design - Help Please!

Home Theatre Design - Help Please!
VIC

Option C. Think it is a bit of overkill with the 11 speaker setup in a room that size. But each to his own.

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Aussie141414
Mar 23, 2016 9:36 am
Gunna
Gunna
22 March 2016

P Class Slab Cost

P Class Slab Cost
VIC

Is it in a new development? If you can get a compaction certificate from the developer it might raise the soil classification up. Based on the soil test they have to…

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Gunna
Mar 22, 2016 4:35 pm
AJW
AJW
22 March 2016

External Colour Help

External Colour Help
SA
1, 2

Thanks AJW, your house looks great! In that case, are you happy with the Wallaby or would you have chosen something else? Do you find the bricks make the house extra…

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AJW
Mar 22, 2016 12:58 pm
Dim_R
Dim_R
22 March 2016

Fairmont Homes Build - SA (Modified Sicily) [Benchtops]

Fairmont Homes Build - SA (Modified Sicily) [Benchtops]
SA
1, 2

I'm looking at building the Sicily and extending the living area. I was wondering if you could tell me, with all your extra feaatures how much you ended up paying for your…

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Dim_R
Mar 22, 2016 11:51 am
momofthree
momofthree
22 March 2016

Henley Ready-Built Homes

Henley Ready-Built Homes
VIC

I was trying to find the apt section for my inquiry but in the end I reckon I'd put it here. Has anyone purchased a Henley ready-built home? How was your experience? …

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momofthree
Mar 22, 2016 9:42 am

Do you have any photos at all? We haven't started the build yet (next week) but have chosen Dune windows with Ironstone roof and it's the one decision I've been…

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HomeAngels
Mar 22, 2016 5:07 am
HomeAngels
GSP07R
GSP07R
21 March 2016

Focus homes

Focus homes
NSW

i can second that. i am now at fair trading due to the work they done.

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GSP07R
Mar 21, 2016 9:56 pm
rinne85
rinne85
21 March 2016

Copper Kitchen Hardware

Copper Kitchen Hardware
SA

Thanks for the help hun, But i can only find tap ware on those sites & I need cupboard handles :( Thanks of the tip though. Love your blog BTW!

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rinne85
Mar 21, 2016 9:48 pm
TheGoogs
TheGoogs
21 March 2016

Garage internal door placement help

Garage internal door placement help
NSW

The garage is 6m deep by 5.8m wide. GOD DAMNIT PEOPLE! I wanted you to agree with me not with my wife. Ok, how about this as a compromise, what if I move the door to be…

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TheGoogs
Mar 21, 2016 8:45 pm
Megera
Megera
21 March 2016

Power costs during build

Power costs during build
VIC

We were meant to pay the power bill but in the end it went in the builder's name so we didn't have to pay it. The water was in our name and they only used $8.11 worth of…

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Megera
Mar 21, 2016 7:51 pm
Megera
justme15
justme15
21 March 2016

Recommended Builder List

Recommended Builder List
VIC

Hi everyone, Firstly thanks for taking the time to read this. We are potentially going to be building a new home. There's still some major things that need to be sorted…

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justme15
Mar 21, 2016 7:41 pm
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


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