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Muttonchops
Muttonchops
10 September 2016

Problems building with Porter Davis

Problems building with Porter Davis
VIC
1, 2

"tens of thousands of dollars to fix the mess" that awful!. What sort of fixes are needed? We have had ongoing problems with PD's subbies - just hopeless really. To…

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Muttonchops
Sep 10, 2016 8:04 am
Muttonchops
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
9 September 2016

Ventura build - Ocean road estate. more issues!

Ventura build - Ocean road estate. more issues!
WA
1, 2

Definitely get a building inspector, get one that is a registered builder, might cost a bit but we'll worth it

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Doozer1905
Sep 09, 2016 8:23 pm
dojrude
dojrude
9 September 2016

Meter Boxes

Meter Boxes
VIC

Does anyone have photo's of the inside of their meter boxes or links to any photo's? Mine's a bit messy and I want to see if the electrical layout is similar to anyone…

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dojrude
Sep 09, 2016 4:56 pm
TG33
TG33
9 September 2016

Ben Trager Homes – Ocean Road Estate

Ben Trager Homes – Ocean Road Estate
WA
1 ... 37, 38, 39

Thank you! Who did you build with? Have you moved in yet? Aww - I'm sure I'll see you down the park with our boisterous boxers…

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TG33
Sep 09, 2016 4:48 pm
Manhattanone
Manhattanone
9 September 2016

Anyone building in Eagles Nest Estate Wadalba?

Anyone building in Eagles Nest Estate Wadalba?
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Welcome!! My husband trent and I are on 617! There is a Facebook page that lots from the estate have joined, where we are sharing everything, it's called eagles nest…

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Manhattanone
Sep 09, 2016 11:18 am
jvstnholl
jvstnholl
9 September 2016

What Dulux colour for ceiling, skirting, etc

What Dulux colour for ceiling, skirting, etc
NSW

Thanks so like normal strength for walls then half strength for skirting etc Thanks so much for your hep

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jvstnholl
Sep 09, 2016 5:42 am
jvstnholl
toy12a
toy12a
8 September 2016

Metricon - Making Color Changes?

Metricon - Making Color Changes?

Then if you change it after the signed variation they charge you an admin fee

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toy12a
Sep 08, 2016 10:21 pm
terri78
terri78
8 September 2016

We are building our first home Amalfi 528 - Mainvue!!

We are building our first home Amalfi 528 - Mainvue!!
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hi I am hoping you are still on this forum. We have just started the process to build the Amalfi 528 and your thread is the only one I could find as most people usually…

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terri78
Sep 08, 2016 11:47 am
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
8 September 2016

Help from a sparky please re metreing

Help from a sparky please re metreing
NSW

Hi Long time all!! It has emerged out electrician completed the connection application without discussing different types of metres available to us. We assumed…

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Leksie5000
Sep 08, 2016 9:32 am
PerryFamily
PerryFamily
8 September 2016

Mayfield/Livingston/Parks Edge/Grow estates

Mayfield/Livingston/Parks Edge/Grow estates
VIC

This is such a great page to bring everyone together. It's horrible that people even consider breaking into someone's house. This was one of my biggest concerns being a…

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PerryFamily
Sep 08, 2016 6:21 am
Altrove
Altrove
7 September 2016

Elara or Altrove Schofields Owner builder

Elara or Altrove Schofields Owner builder
NSW

Hi, I am planning as owner builder in Altrove, Schofields Jan 2017. If anyone else in Marsden Park or Stockland Elara or Altrove to share information please keep in touch.…

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Altrove
Sep 07, 2016 3:26 pm
Altrove
tamamontu
tamamontu
7 September 2016

Fiberglass pool installation in perth

Fiberglass pool installation in perth
WA

I was doing some research on pool cover and roller. So far what i have read is a pool cover Ausi made with 500micron (i guess thickness) is well suited for Perth…

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tamamontu
Sep 07, 2016 3:20 pm

I would just like to get an opinion as to what I should do with a few developments that have just came to light regarding my build. Sorry for starting a new thread, but I…

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sawtelljai
Sep 07, 2016 12:19 pm
caitnkase
caitnkase
6 September 2016

Fencing ideas please!

Fencing ideas please!

Hi All, wanting some help with some ideas for fencing. We are on a corner block and are not allowed and metal fencing. We love the look of the merbau fencing but not the…

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caitnkase
Sep 06, 2016 7:58 pm
caitnkase
SteveMc
SteveMc
6 September 2016

Clarendon - Parkhill 29 - mp1's build

Clarendon - Parkhill 29 - mp1's build
QLD

I Built with Rawson homes, but yes I did use a private building inspector at pre lining which they promptly addressed. Since then there have been a few challenges since…

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SteveMc
Sep 06, 2016 7:44 pm
SteveMc
nicolawhitelaw
nicolawhitelaw
6 September 2016

Perry Homes

Perry Homes
NSW

Hey guys, I'm also building with Perry in Newcastle. How is your build/experiences?

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nicolawhitelaw
Sep 06, 2016 7:12 pm
nicolawhitelaw

I didn't use kitty grey but 'iron age' half strength for a dark grey look. Here is one coat so far

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shellby
Sep 06, 2016 6:57 pm
shellby
kdoe9190
kdoe9190
6 September 2016

Building First Home on the Sunshine Coast, QLD

Building First Home on the Sunshine Coast, QLD
QLD

Hi! We are also building our first home on the Sunshine Coast. We have decided to build in Aura. Would love to chat with you sometime once you get started and exchange…

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kdoe9190
Sep 06, 2016 6:34 pm
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
6 September 2016

Re: Building Henley Manaco Q3 - Heritage hill berwick waters

Re: Building Henley Manaco Q3 - Heritage hill berwick waters
VIC
1 ... 39, 40, 41

We still havent sold but we are not in a hurry anymore as we now have a block that wont title until June 2017 so we have plenty of time, however we would much rather sell…

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stayxtrue
Sep 06, 2016 9:13 am
stayxtrue
JaneW
JaneW
6 September 2016

Draw runners in Henley/mainvue homws

Draw runners in Henley/mainvue homws
VIC

Hey! I'm nearing the end of my build and wanted to know people's thoughts about the cabinet draw runners...have people found them to sound loud and cheap when pulled out…

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JaneW
Sep 06, 2016 8:19 am
JaneW
Forg
Forg
5 September 2016

Fence at boundary line

Fence at boundary line
VIC

I don't see that there's a lot of value in you doing that; it'll cost much the same before or after the build, except that (in my opinion)there's…

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Forg
Sep 05, 2016 6:50 pm
Serenarikki
Serenarikki
5 September 2016

Hallmark Homes

Hallmark Homes
QLD

Hi just wondering if anyone has any idea what an upgrade to shelving and drawers in one of the bedroom robes would cost. We are in beginning stages of doing a budget up…

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168
Serenarikki
Sep 05, 2016 4:56 pm
klubear
klubear
5 September 2016

My Henley Personal Experience- I am so over it!

My Henley Personal Experience- I am so over it!
VIC
1, 2

I have been in my house for 3 months now.. I absolutely adore it!!! But my opinion of Henley remains the same dealing with the inspectors for Home Assurance. Management…

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klubear
Sep 05, 2016 3:20 pm
klubear
bpratt
bpratt
5 September 2016

Waiting 2min to get hot water in the tap with Chromagen HWS?

Waiting 2min to get hot water in the tap with Chromagen HWS?
VIC

I think if you're going to go to the expense of extra heating of your hot water to a island bench, you might as well go to those special taps that give you water hot…

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bpratt
Sep 05, 2016 10:37 am
bletchleybuild
bletchleybuild
5 September 2016

A blue door?? anyone??

A blue door?? anyone??
WA

So i really want a dark blue feature front door, like on many of the the lovely white townhouses in London. Something regal, dark but not so dark it looks black from a…

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bletchleybuild
Sep 05, 2016 12:53 am
linniez88
linniez88
4 September 2016

Building with Casaview Homes

Building with Casaview Homes
NSW

@nathan2015 We have a thread going on Casaview too if you wna head over there and check anything out. It's called "Casaview Homes". No progress shots or anything yet, but…

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linniez88
Sep 04, 2016 11:00 pm
Moggi
Moggi
4 September 2016

Building in Shorehaven, Alkimos with Ideal Homes

Building in Shorehaven, Alkimos with Ideal Homes
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

We've already started shopping . So far we've bought a new leather sofa, new bed and rugs. Can't wait to see it all in place now.

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Moggi
Sep 04, 2016 9:45 pm
Moggi
CustomStirling
CustomStirling
4 September 2016

Sterling custom on 10 acres Adelaide.

Sterling custom on 10 acres Adelaide.
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Congratulations Claypot! We're finished now too, but yet to have our 3 month maintenance. Your house is looking awesome, glad you're happy with it! Enjoy! Building a…

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CustomStirling
Sep 04, 2016 4:54 pm
CustomStirling
Craigasaurus
Craigasaurus
4 September 2016

Supplying your own goods or trades.

Supplying your own goods or trades.
TAS

Pc or ps is like an allowance for certain items. We pc'd a few things like airconditioning, carpets, lighting and tapware, concrete and turf. That way there is an…

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Craigasaurus
Sep 04, 2016 10:51 am
bluesteel
bluesteel
3 September 2016

Dark charcoal tiles - Beaumont

Dark charcoal tiles - Beaumont
NSW

We have belga charcoal a few pics on our thread. Just wanted to chime in and say 8 months later I still love it....we did char ash grout which is slightly lighter but…

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bluesteel
Sep 03, 2016 5:19 pm
bluesteel
spadaforese
spadaforese
3 September 2016

Slab pour help and advice

Slab pour help and advice
VIC

Masterton,or as i call them mastershit,or basterton.

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spadaforese
Sep 03, 2016 3:08 pm
smnb
smnb
3 September 2016

After feed back and suggestions.

After feed back and suggestions.
NSW

Hi! Great concept it has some similarities to one of our concepts the main thing we ended up removing was the wall in front of the entry, i would try and look at a…

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smnb
Sep 03, 2016 12:32 pm
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
3 September 2016

Building a Newstart home in Teviot Downs

Building a Newstart home in Teviot Downs
QLD

Hi Nat. I just found your thread and was wondering how you got on. We have bought an acre in new beith forest estate and are looking at New start. I am keen to hear about…

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Tamara1975
Sep 03, 2016 11:49 am
Craigasaurus
Craigasaurus
2 September 2016

Home building - What's your biggest gripe?

Home building - What's your biggest gripe?
QLD

The seriously low starting price irritates me. Gives naive first home buyers (like myself) unrealistic ideas/expectations. After looking into project Builders we figured…

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Craigasaurus
Sep 02, 2016 9:40 pm
spice girl
spice girl
2 September 2016

Anyone building in Arnolds Creek Estate Melton West

Anyone building in Arnolds Creek Estate Melton West
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hi MrWalker, What stage in Belle Gardens did you purchase? We have a deposit on Stage 8 and awaiting title. Was meant to be end of 2016, and just been advised this…

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spice girl
Sep 02, 2016 8:32 pm
Exodus
Exodus
2 September 2016

Coral Homes Brisbane - expected costs

Coral Homes Brisbane - expected costs
QLD

Hi Gach2, Add 10%-20% depending on what promo you will take and the class of land you have.

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Exodus
Sep 02, 2016 5:45 pm
bank
bank
2 September 2016

What has Beaumont charged you for coloured grout??

What has Beaumont charged you for coloured grout??
NSW

JG King. Compared with other builders we spoke to early on they seem pretty reasonable with upgrades. Surely within a grout range all the colours cost the same. It…

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bank
Sep 02, 2016 2:36 pm
bank
Forg
Forg
2 September 2016

3 Phase power

3 Phase power
NSW

It was included in the cost of our upgraded (at our cost - not a promotion) aircon system, so I can't give exact prices. I was guesstimated $1800 to install a 3-phase…

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Forg
Sep 02, 2016 1:23 pm
arodc
arodc
2 September 2016

Building inspections vs engineer inspections

Building inspections vs engineer inspections
QLD

Thanks for the replies and information to date. Leonardo_23 - you refer to a building inspector and building surveyor. One of the reasons for this post is that when I…

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arodc
Sep 02, 2016 1:17 pm
newtoyou
newtoyou
2 September 2016

Estimate to skirt and arc new build

Estimate to skirt and arc new build
VIC

Thanks craigasaurus, we have our builders doing it- they said probably 2 weeks, it seemed a long time to me?

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newtoyou
Sep 02, 2016 12:28 pm
Beechworth Bound
Beechworth Bound
2 September 2016

Beechworth bound

Beechworth bound
VIC

No Sah81 - we're going with rectified tiles for the splash back and the rest are timber look tiles. Will post on the blog when I get a chance. Busy wedding season…

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Beechworth Bound
Sep 02, 2016 9:30 am
Beechworth Bound
bletchleybuild
bletchleybuild
2 September 2016

Anyone got a dark blue/navy blue feature wall?

Anyone got a dark blue/navy blue feature wall?
WA

Bumping in the hopes that someone out there has gone a blue feature wall!!

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bletchleybuild
Sep 02, 2016 12:57 am
Reno_girl
Reno_girl
1 September 2016

Ashford home problem with finish of mortar

Ashford home problem with finish of mortar
VIC

Thank you so much for replying to my question and as discussed with you tonight I have forward your details to my friend so hopefully they can get some professional help

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Reno_girl
Sep 01, 2016 10:10 pm
chateau1
chateau1
1 September 2016

tiling advice please!!

tiling advice please!!
WA

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chateau1
Sep 01, 2016 6:59 pm
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Build2016
Aug 31, 2016 7:03 pm
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
31 August 2016

Plantation Bronte, Ormeau Ridge QLD - Post-Handover

Plantation Bronte, Ormeau Ridge QLD - Post-Handover
QLD
1 ... 74, 75, 76

Yeah I'll put up some pics soon :) Need to tidy up first haha :)

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Ilaeria
Aug 31, 2016 3:22 pm
Ilaeria
Morello_2016
Morello_2016
31 August 2016

Better Living Group Melbourne

Better Living Group Melbourne
VIC
1, 2

Hi All, I am currently building with Better Living Group, at Lockup stage now. I happy to share my Experiance with you if interested. Cheers

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Morello_2016
Aug 31, 2016 3:02 pm
Craigasaurus
Craigasaurus
31 August 2016

Facades

Facades
QLD

Unless it's ridiculously extra. It is worth it. You'll get it back in the value of your house. I didn't even ask how much our facade cost as it made our house look awesome.

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Craigasaurus
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