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blue_destiny
blue_destiny
28 February 2016

What costs did you get back from your builder at the end of

What costs did you get back from your builder at the end of
VIC

Hi PolkaDots, $300 is a lot of money. If your land just recently settled, there shouldn't be any rubbish or vegetation. Take a photo of the site before site scrap and…

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blue_destiny
Feb 28, 2016 8:54 pm
Modernist71
Modernist71
28 February 2016

Modernist Inspired House Build

Modernist Inspired House Build
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Thankyou PVBuild.....we have river views which i love in the morning while having a coffee...

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Modernist71
Feb 28, 2016 6:40 pm
TomCat
TomCat
28 February 2016

Building Simonds -Como (Vanstone Way Redland Bay)

Building Simonds -Como (Vanstone Way Redland Bay)
QLD

Yes get your site level first. Hire your own earth moving contractor if you like. We had a slope of 1 metre from front down to back. We couldn't find a builder that would…

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TomCat
Feb 28, 2016 1:02 am
TomCat
MJT
MJT
28 February 2016

South @ Seaford Meadows

South @ Seaford Meadows
SA
1 ... 36, 37, 38

Yeah seems like the requirements say all new homes must have a rainwater provision, and a rainwater tank fitted prior to occupation, except for estates or councils where…

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MJT
Feb 28, 2016 12:45 am
kramotax
kramotax
27 February 2016

Anyone building at George's Fair, Moorebank?

Anyone building at George's Fair, Moorebank?
NSW
1 ... 304, 305, 306

Hi, Anyone can recommend landscaper who can excavate to flatten our backyard and build some retaining walls? thanks

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kramotax
Feb 27, 2016 10:41 pm
Gary57
Gary57
27 February 2016

Who has built on a sloping block? Unknown costs?

Who has built on a sloping block? Unknown costs?
VIC

Depending on the slope , you can take advantages on the fall . Retaining walls can be incorporated as part of the building, increasing the size of the building even to the…

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Gary57
Feb 27, 2016 11:51 am
kh2016
kh2016
26 February 2016

Who's built a new home with ICF in Sydney?

Who's built a new home with ICF in Sydney?

Hi, We are looking at building a home in Hornsby with ICF. Does anyone have any experience with this product and could provide me with advice? It would be great to…

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kh2016
Feb 26, 2016 9:41 am
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Perth_Euro
Feb 26, 2016 12:20 am
Dan122
Dan122
25 February 2016

Land contour n geotechnical survey report

Land contour n geotechnical survey report
NSW

Always beeter to over engineer then under engineer. The slab is more important then any of the pretty add ons.

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Dan122
Feb 25, 2016 9:40 pm
brett-85
brett-85
25 February 2016

masterton symphony aquilo bonnells bay

masterton symphony aquilo bonnells bay
NSW

Im building with masterton at bonnells bay im wondering what peoples opinions are on the temperzone ac or am i better off upgrading?

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brett-85
Feb 25, 2016 7:43 pm
Charley
Charley
25 February 2016

Corner block advice please

Corner block advice please
NSW
1, 2

Premier homes also do them I think viewtopic.php?t=81011

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Charley
Feb 25, 2016 3:51 pm
bashworth
bashworth
25 February 2016

Provisional Sum Allowances on HC-6 Contract

Provisional Sum Allowances on HC-6 Contract
VIC

The amount of the provisional sum should be included in the contract price. . . . but you should pay the actual cost which might be more or less. See:

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bashworth
Feb 25, 2016 12:13 pm
bashworth
jaylog
jaylog
25 February 2016

Looking for builder to build at North Kellyville

Looking for builder to build at North Kellyville
NSW

Hi Jsingh, I got your email, sent you my contact details not sure if you received it

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jaylog
Feb 25, 2016 10:47 am
way2funky
way2funky
25 February 2016

New to H/L Package. Help, Tips and advises = Appreciated

New to H/L Package. Help, Tips and advises = Appreciated
VIC

I am adding a grand alfresco to the plan, the price they giving me it's worth it.

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way2funky
Feb 25, 2016 3:12 am
tezzab
tezzab
24 February 2016

Sound Proofing

Sound Proofing
VIC

First option in isolating noise is to change the plasterboard, as mass is the easiest way to reduce noises. Various levels, cheapest would be to put 16mm Fire Rated…

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tezzab
Feb 24, 2016 10:14 pm
tezzab
HatlessChimp
HatlessChimp
24 February 2016

Building My First Home in Brisbane with Hotondo Homes

Building My First Home in Brisbane with Hotondo Homes
QLD
1, 2

We love the Erskine 240 with some mods. Would love to see the finished house. Looks great

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HatlessChimp
Feb 24, 2016 9:19 pm
TashPaul
TashPaul
24 February 2016

Hinged door to sliding door after build has started?

Hinged door to sliding door after build has started?
VIC

Thanks everyone - I still can't believe that I didn't think of it and change it when I could.

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TashPaul
Feb 24, 2016 10:08 am
TashPaul
adamsmithers55
adamsmithers55
24 February 2016

Hotondo South Sydney

Hotondo South Sydney
NSW

Hi guys First post so be kind:). We're doing a KDR in Beverly Hills in South Sydney and thinking of going with Hotondo. Has anyone built with the Hotondo South Sydney…

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adamsmithers55
Feb 24, 2016 7:18 am
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
24 February 2016

Building in Baldivis on an A class block

Building in Baldivis on an A class block
WA

Depends where in Baldivis, the closer you get to the freeway the worse the soil conditions are, earth and site works should be around the $15,000 Mark including concrete…

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Doozer1905
Feb 23, 2016 11:54 pm
Insane
Insane
23 February 2016

Custom House - Bendella - Darwin

Custom House - Bendella - Darwin
NT
1, 2, 3

Hi mate, yes I would recommend them. There are issues with every build, ours were minor and they brought innovation and a willingness to help us understand what was…

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Insane
Feb 23, 2016 9:35 pm
am99
am99
23 February 2016

Building a granny flat in Blacktown - Parklea Release

Building a granny flat in Blacktown - Parklea Release
NSW

Hi there Has anyone recently built or is in the process of building a granny flat in the Parklea release area of Blacktown? (ie. Acacia gardens, Stanhope, Parklea,…

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am99
Feb 23, 2016 8:48 pm
deejay08
deejay08
23 February 2016

Casaview vs Eden Brae

Casaview vs Eden Brae
NSW

West facing bedrooms are horrible in summer though unless you apply some form of shading. We have one too but we are a tad lower than our new neighbour and added a patio,…

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deejay08
Feb 23, 2016 7:15 pm
Oninon
Oninon
23 February 2016

Building metricon merricks 42 vic

Building metricon merricks 42 vic
VIC

Hi Ksandhu How are you going with your Merricks 42? Can you please post some updates. I too am looking at Merricks. Cheers

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560
Oninon
Feb 23, 2016 3:31 pm
Rb30et87
Rb30et87
23 February 2016

Henley Mercer Q2 Home Does anyone have??

Henley Mercer Q2 Home Does anyone have??
VIC

Yer we have asked her but she keeps saying yes I will try and find one etc etc. But just thought I would take things into my hands as things get done a lot quicker. But I…

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Rb30et87
Feb 23, 2016 9:26 am
snyde
snyde
23 February 2016

New Build - Henley Monaco Lux Q2 - Diggers Rest, VIC

New Build - Henley Monaco Lux Q2 - Diggers Rest, VIC
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Ha, I was thinking the same as Chloe! Yeah, really smooth luckily. Though i'm a little worried now that there's no supervisor at the moment. :lol:

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snyde
Feb 23, 2016 7:42 am
snyde
mansawant
mansawant
23 February 2016

Building in The Ponds - looking for reliable landscapers

Building in The Ponds - looking for reliable landscapers
NSW

Hi, I am building in The Ponds suburb in the North West Sydney area and looking for landscapers. Would be helpful if you could PM me the details if you are happy with…

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mansawant
Feb 22, 2016 11:03 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
22 February 2016

Building apps

Building apps
QLD

If the builders are using 3D BIM software (Revit,Archicad,VWs) they should be able to apply photo realistic renders to your models eg any brick, roof tiles,textures you…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 22, 2016 7:27 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Lily123456
Lily123456
22 February 2016

Final Walk Through before Hand Over

Final Walk Through before Hand Over
NSW

Commenting to follow. I've got my final walk through on Wednesday!

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Lily123456
Feb 22, 2016 6:46 pm
TheBigHouse
TheBigHouse
22 February 2016

Compensation for building mistakes

Compensation for building mistakes
VIC

We have had a similar occurrence however its out kitchen window. Our Builder agreed to move our window no charge and we are just as far along as you. And this is even more…

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TheBigHouse
Feb 22, 2016 5:32 pm
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mansawant
Feb 22, 2016 10:39 am
SileNceR
SileNceR
22 February 2016

Boral Bricks

Boral Bricks

Most if not all of the Boral Selection Centre's will give a list of houses completed recently using particular styles of brick - find your nearest and then you'll be able…

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191
SileNceR
Feb 22, 2016 9:06 am
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
22 February 2016

sand render or acrylic render?

sand render or acrylic render?
WA

Which is best: In my opinion Acrylic (I have had both) Acrylic is more expensive Sand render is a painted finish. Rolled on like normal paint. Acrylic is applied and…

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Perth_Euro
Feb 21, 2016 11:32 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
21 February 2016

Is termite-treated timber worth the extra?

Is termite-treated timber worth the extra?
VIC

I used H2 termite resistant timber on my build as my termites are ferocious. Any untreated timber left on the ground is gone in 2 to 4 months. H2 termite resistant timber…

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Beetaloo
Feb 21, 2016 6:28 pm
Beetaloo
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Owenzhang90
Feb 21, 2016 6:20 pm
Hjr_11
Hjr_11
21 February 2016

External building inspector

External building inspector
NSW

Hi all, did anyone engaged an external building inspector at the time of pre settlement inspection? I am in the Lakevue release & soon there will be inspection in

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Hjr_11
Feb 21, 2016 12:52 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
21 February 2016

Smart Wiring, Foxtel, Internet, Security Etc in New Estates

Smart Wiring, Foxtel, Internet, Security Etc in New Estates
VIC

We have Telstra Velocity - smart wire - fibre optic. We get all the FTAs (all) through our Fox Box - great for taping. If you intend getting Fox in a few rooms then…

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Saint Mike
Feb 21, 2016 8:59 am
Saint Mike
lokster
lokster
20 February 2016

BUILDING WITH LP WARREN HOMES

BUILDING WITH LP WARREN HOMES

Same we are considering LP Warren if anyone has feedback, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you kindly.

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lokster
Feb 20, 2016 8:35 pm
lokster
lokster
20 February 2016

Diamond Creek Vic

Diamond Creek Vic
VIC

Yes we do, I'll follow your advice. Did you end up building in DC? Who did you go with?

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lokster
Feb 20, 2016 8:20 pm
kdolls
kdolls
20 February 2016

Anyone building with Smooth Start in WA?

Anyone building with Smooth Start in WA?
WA

Just helping out a friend. Cant seem to find the package inclusion in the builders website? Kdolls

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kdolls
Feb 20, 2016 6:39 pm
kdolls
Russ_Sibbison
Russ_Sibbison
20 February 2016

Advice required with foundation slab :- C4 footing required?

Advice required with foundation slab :- C4 footing required?
WA

Since moving to WA from QLD I've discovered that this is a common practice over here. The builders have essentially demanded 'A' class soils from the developers due to…

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Russ_Sibbison
Feb 20, 2016 3:07 pm
lish87
lish87
20 February 2016

Our First home, building MainVue Amalfi 530

Our First home, building MainVue Amalfi 530
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hi Kirst, Are you able to please post some more pictures of your bathroom/ensuite? I'm thinking of changing my colours and it's hard to decide without seeing an exact…

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lish87
Feb 20, 2016 9:29 am
lish87
bashworth
bashworth
20 February 2016

Builder to Charge Us for Independent Site Inspections!

Builder to Charge Us for Independent Site Inspections!
VIC

The first stage would be to talk to the HIA The builder can't add clauses into an existing contract once it is signed without negotiating with you I would also be…

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bashworth
Feb 20, 2016 6:43 am
bashworth
ann183
ann183
20 February 2016

Additional excavation charges once build has commenced

Additional excavation charges once build has commenced
NSW

I had that happen to me. Extra $4k to remove heavy roots and rubbles when they started the site work. I suppose it is unforeseen circumstances since they won't know what…

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ann183
Feb 20, 2016 12:41 am
tezzab
tezzab
19 February 2016

Sound Proofing New Home Thoughts?

Sound Proofing New Home Thoughts?
VIC

Yer I dont mind in sharing what I would want to spend, I think anywhere up to about 5K for the room will be good…

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tezzab
Feb 19, 2016 10:27 pm
tezzab
jaslee
jaslee
19 February 2016

House Plan

House Plan
VIC

There is a display home with a similar concept in Armstrong, Mount Duneed. I think it is a Geelong Homes/Hamlan Homes display. It might be worth a trip to get some more ideas.

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jaslee
Feb 19, 2016 10:12 pm
Dani_J
Dani_J
19 February 2016

Finance Question

Finance Question
VIC

Thanks Tracey . Need to also work out if selling current house or keeping as an investment property... If we can afford it!

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Dani_J
Feb 19, 2016 9:25 pm
priya2015
priya2015
19 February 2016

few queries for sorrent 43

few queries for sorrent 43
VIC

Hello everyone, We are building sorrento and our colour appointment is this tuesday on 23 rd feb .I have had a few questions which I wanted to know from you all before i…

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priya2015
Feb 19, 2016 3:45 pm
priya2015
Stewie D
Stewie D
19 February 2016

Mortar in between "red-earth" reconstituted limestone

Mortar in between "red-earth" reconstituted limestone
WA

No, oxide comes as a dry powder. You mix your mortar first, to the right consistency - usually in a concrete mixer then throw a spoonful or whatever amount in until you…

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Stewie D
Feb 19, 2016 2:14 pm
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
19 February 2016

Aus standards for grouting Retified tiles?

Aus standards for grouting Retified tiles?
QLD

Flush grout is a nightmare for home owners in trying to keep grout clean. You will find the grout that is not flush will stay cleaner longer. All tilers are required to…

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Grout Perfect
Feb 19, 2016 12:34 pm
Grout Perfect
starrynightz
starrynightz
19 February 2016

Contract question

Contract question
WA

It sounds like you might need some legal advice unfortunately. :(

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starrynightz
Feb 19, 2016 12:30 pm


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