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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
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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
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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
eppingman
eppingman
23 June 2016

Is anyone building in Eden gardens epping north?

Is anyone building in Eden gardens epping north?
VIC

Hi arlington. It's almost July but no timeline to register the land. We are eagerly waiting for developer to confirm the timeline as our colour appointment is due now.…

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eppingman
Jun 23, 2016 9:08 am
spearsfamily
spearsfamily
22 June 2016

Build with Webb & Brown-Neaves (WA) - maintenance

Build with Webb & Brown-Neaves (WA) - maintenance
WA
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I drove past your home today by chance! I was looking at a house for sale around the corner. Looks good. Strange you haven't added to the post. Bet you have kids like me!

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spearsfamily
Jun 22, 2016 9:09 pm
spearsfamily
LouR
LouR
22 June 2016

Scribing Skirting

Scribing Skirting
NSW

Hi All, Can I ask is it normal to scribe skirting or is it not done anymore? I know a carpenter who has said that if the skirting isn't scribed at the back as well as…

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154
LouR
Jun 22, 2016 8:08 pm
Tom2016
Tom2016
22 June 2016

Feeling that price quoted by agent is too much off from Web

Feeling that price quoted by agent is too much off from Web
WA

we just got one of our tenders back close to 60k more. All due to site costs in relation to sloping block having to do split level as well as foreshore requirements. Have…

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Tom2016
Jun 22, 2016 6:45 pm
Tom2016
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
22 June 2016

rebuild knock down

rebuild knock down
VIC

You need to contact your local council, but often there is the possibility of 2 houses on acreage if one is for the manager... you?. There may be a requirement to pull…

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Leonardo_23
Jun 22, 2016 5:36 pm
surja
surja
22 June 2016

Independant home building inspector?

Independant home building inspector?
VIC

Could you please share your professional inspection thank you

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surja
Jun 22, 2016 2:33 pm
mzjska
mzjska
22 June 2016

Ben Trager Build - Annies Landing (Ellenbrook)

Ben Trager Build - Annies Landing (Ellenbrook)
WA
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Hey S-Jade how is your build going? Are you in yet?

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mzjska
Jun 22, 2016 9:45 am
goody59
goody59
22 June 2016

Clipsal Electrical Appointment - advice and general costs?

Clipsal Electrical Appointment - advice and general costs?
NSW

OK you tried. It will all work out well I am sure. Good luck with the build.

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goody59
Jun 22, 2016 6:33 am
goody59
goody59
goody59
22 June 2016

Hills Networx NX 4 alarm upgrade

Hills Networx NX 4 alarm upgrade
VIC

Talk to your builders about that as they organize water, gas, electricity. Phone you can start the procedings as soon as you like as far as I know.

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goody59
Jun 22, 2016 6:32 am
goody59
vinodiyer
vinodiyer
21 June 2016

Anyone building 5 bedroom double storey in Box Hill

Anyone building 5 bedroom double storey in Box Hill
NSW

Hi all We purchased a 450m2 block at the Gables Box Hill in Aug 2015. Wondering if anyone in the group is building a 5 bedroom double storey ? Regards, Vinod

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vinodiyer
Jun 21, 2016 11:47 pm
Lorri
Lorri
21 June 2016

Loungers windows

Loungers windows
TAS

Hi Matty, I think that the glare from outside while looking at the tv would be a pain, do you have a floorplan you can put on so we can see the room layout? Cheers Lorri

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Lorri
Jun 21, 2016 9:23 pm
Lorri
Pink86
Pink86
21 June 2016

Oracle PLatinum Homes

Oracle PLatinum Homes
NSW

We hear you! We are building a few houses over from you. Our door came with the wrong glass so they re ordered it & it came again with the wrong glass!

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Pink86
Jun 21, 2016 8:53 pm
miscbunch
miscbunch
21 June 2016

Knock down and rebuild execution plan

Knock down and rebuild execution plan
VIC

Is there a way to check if a demolition experts is fully licensed to remove asbestos? I got a few quotes and they range between 12k, while others 16k (inc gst).

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miscbunch
Jun 21, 2016 7:58 pm
M+JHillview
M+JHillview
21 June 2016

Building with Pycon in Port Macquarie

Building with Pycon in Port Macquarie
NSW

Hello, Posting to follow. Looking forward to seeing your build progress. Pycon build such beautiful homes. My partner and I built in Kempsey and moved in almost a year…

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M+JHillview
Jun 21, 2016 12:21 pm
coolumtang
coolumtang
21 June 2016

Cost suspended concrete slab 1st floor?

Cost suspended concrete slab 1st floor?

Hi I am in the design stage of building a new home on a waterfront block in GC. Ground floor will be concrete slab with block walls. Would prefer suspended concrete for…

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coolumtang
Jun 21, 2016 10:00 am
dreambuildsyd
dreambuildsyd
20 June 2016

interior colour help

interior colour help
NSW

Thank you Tashpaul. I also thought it might be dark.I do not like very pale colours. Love to have a warm colour. Now I'm leaning towards Dulux "Buff it" which is lighter…

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dreambuildsyd
Jun 21, 2016 12:05 am


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