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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 6:04 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 4:35 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 4:25 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 4:23 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 1:23 pm
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Yarborough
May 03, 2016 1:02 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 12:20 pm
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 9:54 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 8:36 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 7:27 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 7:35 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 7:06 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 6:25 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 5:39 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 1:47 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 10:26 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 9:13 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 9:08 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 02, 2016 12:12 am
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deejay08
May 01, 2016 11:35 pm
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Chaton
May 01, 2016 10:53 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 9:08 pm
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JayaJaya
May 01, 2016 8:26 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 5:08 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 12:00 pm
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 11:04 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 10:11 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 2:18 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 9:30 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 9:20 am

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

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Presidente
Apr 30, 2016 1:30 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 8:27 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 6:06 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 2:45 pm
newassiedanpc
newassiedanpc
29 April 2016

Amalfi 532 (alternate garage location)

Amalfi 532 (alternate garage location)
VIC

Anyone building or built the Amalfi 532 with the alternate garage location? If yes, would it be possible to post some pictures please?

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newassiedanpc
Apr 29, 2016 1:42 am
sneakersss
sneakersss
28 April 2016

What colour would you make these stripes?

What colour would you make these stripes?
VIC

Paint the whole thing above the garage the same colour as the gutters and fascia. That way it blends in with the gutters and fascia and becomes less of a feature.

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sneakersss
Apr 28, 2016 11:44 pm
sneakersss
TomCat
TomCat
28 April 2016

Builder Failing To Do Job

Builder Failing To Do Job
NSW

I hope they do read the forums ... might make sure they do a better job! :lol: Come back and let us know how you go Tamada! Don't worry, at this stage they don't know who you…

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TomCat
Apr 28, 2016 11:39 pm
TomCat
me786
me786
28 April 2016

Is it normal for the brickwork?

Is it normal for the brickwork?
WA

We have some issues with brickwork as well . Did CL agree to fix? How?

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me786
Apr 28, 2016 6:04 pm
Shinners
Shinners
28 April 2016

Eden Beach Site costs???

Eden Beach Site costs???
WA

Ye i agree. On all the forums $10,000 - $15,000 used to seem like a fairly achievable figure but now it's always much closer to $20,000, often over. I wonder if they are…

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Shinners
Apr 28, 2016 4:39 pm
Shinners
cili7
cili7
28 April 2016

Gold Ruby Homes in Canberra. Any good?

Gold Ruby Homes in Canberra. Any good?
ACT
1, 2

The 10 last posts are 1 comment users raving about Gold Ruby Homes. Yeah, nothing sus there ;). I personally haven't had much dealings with Gold Ruby and decided to go…

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cili7
Apr 28, 2016 3:00 pm

It's been a while.. But we've finally done our gardens lol

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waynesaw
Apr 28, 2016 2:02 pm
pennyg
pennyg
28 April 2016

Glenview (Bellbird) Estate - Diamond Creek

Glenview (Bellbird) Estate - Diamond Creek
VIC

Hi watermill, Have you decided to look into Glenview Estate? I went there yesterday and there are still 2 lots available. It's a beautiful area with parklands right next…

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pennyg
Apr 28, 2016 1:10 pm
kavehman
kavehman
28 April 2016

Post Build Cleaner recommendations

Post Build Cleaner recommendations
NSW

Fabuluso is a pretty good smelly cleaner. And all purpose cleaner that I can use on everything that I think I could not live without…

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kavehman
Apr 28, 2016 9:44 am
Anky
Anky
27 April 2016

Metricon Sovereign 40 in Kellyville : Hebel Vs Brick

Metricon Sovereign 40 in Kellyville : Hebel Vs Brick
NSW

Hi All ! We will soon be building our first new home in Kellyville. Its a Metricon Sovereign 40 and inclusions include free Hebel upgrade. Any suggestions around pros and…

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Anky
Apr 27, 2016 11:58 pm
DeeGee
DeeGee
27 April 2016

Anyone build with icon homes

Anyone build with icon homes
NSW

Hi, I hope this is not too late. I only became a member today and found your post. We will soon be building with Icon Homes as soon as our land at Greenway Estate is…

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DeeGee
Apr 27, 2016 5:26 pm
firsthome2
firsthome2
26 April 2016

Sewer down pipe - any suggestions?

Sewer down pipe - any suggestions?
NSW

thanks for all your answers. If I had known that it was going to be inside the house, we could have brought it through the laundry room, which was adjacent to the room.…

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firsthome2
Apr 26, 2016 11:21 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
26 April 2016

Our first home - Sekisui Clareville - Photos!

Our first home - Sekisui Clareville - Photos!
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

I love it! It's so odd seeing our house with someone else's furniture ;) It looks really really lovely. I love the colours, lights, and fan choices. Nicer than ours :D I…

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cat_dunc
Apr 26, 2016 10:27 pm
cat_dunc
heatherkam
heatherkam
26 April 2016

Is or has anyone built with Fairmont Homes SA?

Is or has anyone built with Fairmont Homes SA?
SA
1, 2

Hey ronski, our footings were off by about what you have said , the soil in blakeview is not the best, don't forget you have to pay for soil removal , not sure what design…

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heatherkam
Apr 26, 2016 9:46 pm
heatherkam


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