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kellie_87
kellie_87
19 April 2016

Our Build with Homegroup WA

Our Build with Homegroup WA
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Wow going up really quick! :)

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kellie_87
Apr 19, 2016 1:09 pm
kellie_87
kyliebsmith
kyliebsmith
19 April 2016

Completion date and liquidation damages

Completion date and liquidation damages
VIC

I would contact your building authority to see what they say. Maybe also contact a Lawyer.

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kyliebsmith
Apr 19, 2016 10:35 am
whoop1968
whoop1968
19 April 2016

House after 4 year

House after 4 year
VIC

Looks fantastic! What trees are along the fence in the right hand side of this photo? The trees are Apple, Peach, Nectarine, Orange, continuing along…

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whoop1968
Apr 19, 2016 9:57 am
Woolyfish
Woolyfish
18 April 2016

The new thread

The new thread
WA
1, 2, 3

I just keep thinking of it as more $$$$ money in the bank. (But at the same time we want our space). We've been living with the inlaws since November now.

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Woolyfish
Apr 18, 2016 11:47 pm
Woolyfish
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
18 April 2016

Has anyone gone to building commision or got legal advice?

Has anyone gone to building commision or got legal advice?
WA

Hi Meags Yes it is difficult and it can be very expensive You will need to be more specific does the fix have structural consequences?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 18, 2016 11:01 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
aloenyx
aloenyx
18 April 2016

Cost of house design as advertised vs final price?

Cost of house design as advertised vs final price?
QLD

It all depends on where you are building and what you are building. My base price was 160k for a custom 150m2 (16 square house). Had to add an extra $6.5k after the soil…

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aloenyx
Apr 18, 2016 10:32 pm
aloenyx
amrit
amrit
18 April 2016

Empire Vogue

Empire Vogue
QLD

Hi all! I realised that there isn't a topic on Plantation homes - Empire Vogue series. Thought it would be good to have this started. I will be building this house in…

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amrit
Apr 18, 2016 9:46 pm
me786
me786
18 April 2016

ContentLiving build WA - what is the window sill?

ContentLiving build WA - what is the window sill?
WA

They should follow your addenda. Your drawing says 0C external full height window/doors sill. I hope they solve the issue soon.

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me786
Apr 18, 2016 6:12 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 April 2016

has anyone built a 4 car garage? have some questions

has anyone built a 4 car garage? have some questions
VIC

You may have to check with your local council. Ours won't let garages to the front of a house be more than 50% of the front elevation. Stewie

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Stewie D
Apr 18, 2016 10:34 am
kajidzz
kajidzz
17 April 2016

Building with GJ Gardner Logan, advice needed for site cost

Building with GJ Gardner Logan, advice needed for site cost
QLD

Hi all, new to here. We just signed contract for a new developed land in Drewvale QLD, the size is 400m2 (16m width) and has 54cm fall (left is higher than right…

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kajidzz
Apr 17, 2016 11:15 pm
DJCJDC
DJCJDC
17 April 2016

Building with Plantation Homes

Building with Plantation Homes
QLD

Hi, We are going to be building with Plantation but have not yet started the process. What stage are you at? :)

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DJCJDC
Apr 17, 2016 3:56 pm
Katehutch
Katehutch
17 April 2016

NSW central coast - help with choosing a builder please!

NSW central coast - help with choosing a builder please!
NSW

My husband and I just purchased a new block of land at forresters beach on NSW central coast and hoping to have ANY feedback possible on best builders to look at. We are…

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Katehutch
Apr 17, 2016 3:14 pm
twin_dad
twin_dad
17 April 2016

Building Inspections

Building Inspections
NSW

.....could you imagine if the car industry operated the same. Cos everyone takes a timing light and torque wrench when they are buying a new car. Or whitegoods, or your…

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twin_dad
Apr 17, 2016 2:24 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
17 April 2016

electrical question

electrical question
TAS

I have DECT phones in my house. The base station is plugged into my router with the (3 off) wireless telephone handsets installed wherever you like. All they need is a…

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Beetaloo
Apr 17, 2016 9:35 am
Beetaloo
fizzed
fizzed
17 April 2016

Landscaper to build retaining wall - Ryde

Landscaper to build retaining wall - Ryde
NSW

Hi hoping someone can help us We had lined up a great landscaper to build our bessa block retaining wall but as our builder is behind schedule in levelling the land he is…

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fizzed
Apr 17, 2016 9:20 am
building-expert
building-expert
17 April 2016

The Perils of Blind Spots

The Perils of Blind Spots
VIC

Unlike major projects, where you have the clerk of works and continuous monitoring, in housing construction, you can only have critical point inspections(on account of…

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building-expert
Apr 17, 2016 8:25 am
building-expert
TomCat
TomCat
17 April 2016

Building in S.A

Building in S.A
SA

Ahhh -- that's a good idea (SA Housing). Yes, you can't really compare apples with apples. That's good so you don't pick the 'cheapest' when no one wins -- builder or us…

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TomCat
Apr 17, 2016 4:38 am
TomCat
Wellard2ndTimers
Wellard2ndTimers
16 April 2016

Where is your hot water system?

Where is your hot water system?
TAS

Outside, along the dead side of the house, close to our ensuite. Pretty standard position for a WA build. As to why, that's just how we seem to do it over here :) :)

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Wellard2ndTimers
Apr 16, 2016 7:35 pm

Hi, I'm looking at a block of land that borders with 2 other blocks via rock retaining walls that are rather high (2-3m). Photo: . The other 2 blocks are lower than the…

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gaweleczek
Apr 16, 2016 7:30 pm
Missy4
Missy4
16 April 2016

Security - New Builds

Security - New Builds
WA

Our supervisor did have a set of our house keys because he left us two spares in the kitchen drawer (I had to double check the number when we were broken into to make sure…

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Missy4
Apr 16, 2016 1:34 pm
Southies
Southies
16 April 2016

And Southies are done....with EDEN BRAE!!

And Southies are done....with EDEN BRAE!!
NSW
1 ... 86, 87, 88

Sorry just found the number of the tile : DC1697

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Southies
Apr 16, 2016 12:32 pm
Southies
mim_feher
mim_feher
16 April 2016

Connecting Electricity to Private pole during build

Connecting Electricity to Private pole during build
NSW

Lol not in the same league, been around a little longer. Hope i know the rules by now.

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mim_feher
Apr 16, 2016 11:51 am
Glendale45
Glendale45
15 April 2016

Glendale 39 - Mickelham VIC new build

Glendale 39 - Mickelham VIC new build
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I'm going there again next week so I'm going to take photos of everything and see how it all sits. I'm sure I liked it better when it was bigger!! I don't know why I've…

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Glendale45
Apr 15, 2016 6:59 pm
Glendale45
mim_feher
mim_feher
15 April 2016

Connecting to energy grid private pole

Connecting to energy grid private pole
NSW

I have a question that I hope someone can help me with. We are not far off starting construction on a battle axe block which has a private pole which we will need to be…

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mim_feher
Apr 15, 2016 11:01 am
charlibear
charlibear
14 April 2016

1st home - hgwa catalina estate

1st home - hgwa catalina estate
WA

I'd like to see the floor plan too! What does a squatters block mean? Still new to this

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charlibear
Apr 14, 2016 8:52 pm
charlibear
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jedaking
Apr 14, 2016 4:23 pm
jedaking
NicMac03
NicMac03
13 April 2016

Follow our Casuarina 32 build

Follow our Casuarina 32 build
QLD

Would love to see your photos!

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NicMac03
Apr 13, 2016 11:18 pm
Kazi
Kazi
13 April 2016

Balcony over the garage

Balcony over the garage
NSW

Thanks everyone. I will check with my builder.

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Kazi
Apr 13, 2016 9:08 pm
Orpheus
Orpheus
13 April 2016

Hume Door - Damaged or Natural Variation?

Hume Door - Damaged or Natural Variation?
NSW

Its prob a natural blemish but i wouldn't accept it.... @ Orph build thread: viewtopic.php?t=78328 Dream Metricon Glendale 38 (Sydney)!

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Orpheus
Apr 13, 2016 3:51 pm
Orpheus
marjencait
marjencait
13 April 2016

Building in Sanctuary Lakes

Building in Sanctuary Lakes
VIC

Thanks Shanis, can't seem to PM you.

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marjencait
Apr 13, 2016 3:35 pm
WarpSpeed79
WarpSpeed79
13 April 2016

How many lights ?

How many lights ?
WA

We are building a 22 square single storey home and have added 36 LED downlights to the plan - some of these downlights will be in the exterior, such as the alfresco area…

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WarpSpeed79
Apr 13, 2016 3:08 pm
WarpSpeed79
KyouRTee
KyouRTee
13 April 2016

Concrete Block basic shell house construction costs?

Concrete Block basic shell house construction costs?
VIC

Hi all, Would appreciate comments from anyone who has built a concrete block house, or had a concrete block house built for them. What is the best way to cost all the…

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KyouRTee
Apr 13, 2016 2:02 pm
amc4159
amc4159
13 April 2016

Como charcoal tiles- national tiles

Como charcoal tiles- national tiles
QLD

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone has laid these tile with a traditional grout (grey/natural). We are building with hallmark in QLD but doing our own flooring other than…

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amc4159
Apr 13, 2016 7:37 am

Thank you for your advice on column colours.. I like the Black diamond brick but it is dark or not depends on the angle I guess. I am posting few pictures below. Even the…

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RegVic
Apr 13, 2016 12:05 am
RegVic
dazzaroonie
dazzaroonie
12 April 2016

Sarah Lands Estate - Keysborough

Sarah Lands Estate - Keysborough
VIC
1 ... 13, 14, 15

The Velocity Team gave it to me to discuss what was happening with their development team and I needed the number to get any reply :(

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dazzaroonie
Apr 12, 2016 2:56 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
12 April 2016

How to calculate the living area

How to calculate the living area
ACT

It all comes down to definitions, and what the area is claimed to be for. However, generally when a builder looks at total building area, dividing it up into categories…

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oneJohn
Apr 12, 2016 1:25 pm
oneJohn
nigel01
nigel01
11 April 2016

Alarm recommendation

Alarm recommendation
VIC

I'll be putting in a Bosch 6000 system with the GSM module so I can check on it and arm/disarm from the phone. http://www.cheapalarmparts.com.au/produ ...…

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nigel01
Apr 11, 2016 11:01 pm
Wellard2ndTimers
Wellard2ndTimers
11 April 2016

Need some advice on plans pls!

Need some advice on plans pls!
VIC

I love how enormous your house is going to be... but... to me it doesn't look like its been designed very well. Please don't take this the wrong way, but at the moment it…

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Wellard2ndTimers
Apr 11, 2016 10:44 pm
vijaytee1
vijaytee1
11 April 2016

Building a house at "My home on the river" logan village

Building a house at "My home on the river" logan village
QLD

Yeh i no. Ive been meaning to do. But dnt get the time. Lol. Might do it after were in

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vijaytee1
Apr 11, 2016 7:35 pm
vijaytee1
docplus
docplus
11 April 2016

Oran Park 21A & 21B release anyone?

Oran Park 21A & 21B release anyone?
NSW

Hi neighbour. We are in 21A. Settled 2 weeks back. Looking forward to share information. Just posted in the main OPT thread. cheers.

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docplus
Apr 11, 2016 6:04 pm
TomCat
TomCat
10 April 2016

Playford Alive with Sterling Homes

Playford Alive with Sterling Homes
SA

CustomStirling is building a custom design with Stirling Homes. She's not in Playford Alive but I think with Playford council Good luck with it all!

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TomCat
Apr 10, 2016 9:43 pm
TomCat
oneJohn
oneJohn
10 April 2016

Building in Adelaide wth Oakford - PCI

Building in Adelaide wth Oakford - PCI
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

That's a shame that you're having troubles with your build. I did find that they were fairly slow up until build start for us. If there was an error in a plan, it would…

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oneJohn
Apr 10, 2016 9:35 pm
oneJohn
KLB
KLB
10 April 2016

Wrong grout in bathroom and laundry

Wrong grout in bathroom and laundry
SA

Yep they always throw back the whole "what's in the contract goes" so stick it to them. No point picking a colour if they are going to use something…

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KLB
Apr 10, 2016 8:31 pm
KLB
Joey15
Joey15
10 April 2016

Finding a builder

Finding a builder
VIC

I've bought a block of land and am currently looking for a builder, within budget. I've narrowed it down to Bentley Homes & Grandvue Homes. Has anyone built with either of…

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Joey15
Apr 10, 2016 4:52 pm
chani165
chani165
10 April 2016

Harvest View Estate - Epping

Harvest View Estate - Epping
VIC
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Oh cool ... Yea that will help .....

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chani165
Apr 10, 2016 3:57 pm
donna61
donna61
10 April 2016

WA - Baldivis/Waikiki Group Chat

WA - Baldivis/Waikiki Group Chat
WA
1 ... 35, 36, 37

Anyone know any good house build deals around $160k ?

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donna61
Apr 10, 2016 12:58 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
10 April 2016

Waterproofing = tiling? Confused with requirements

Waterproofing = tiling? Confused with requirements
VIC

Water proofing is a separate process to tiling. Tiling only provides a water resistant surface, tiling by itself is not a water proof finish. Water proofing typically…

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Beetaloo
Apr 10, 2016 10:45 am
Beetaloo
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 April 2016

Help needed for multi dwelling build

Help needed for multi dwelling build
NSW

Welcome to the forum I would seriously take the advice that you have already been given.. and lower your expectations why 1. Labour cost have increased (sky-rocketed),…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 10, 2016 10:23 am
StructuralBIMGuy


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