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Kelgofast
Kelgofast
21 December 2015

New Home handover inspection checklist

New Home handover inspection checklist
VIC

I stand corrected ::lol:: there is more than enough info there to get you in to plenty of trouble. ::surprise::

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Kelgofast
Dec 21, 2015 1:53 pm
Kelgofast
AussieMark
AussieMark
21 December 2015

What is breakfast bar on kitchen Island for?

What is breakfast bar on kitchen Island for?
VIC

@Stewie, yep I am having a 3m x 1.2m island and the seating will be 1.8m with storage cupboards either side. I think I wanted it more as a design feature and with the…

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AussieMark
Dec 21, 2015 11:49 am
Valerie Kiwikvinna
Valerie Kiwikvinna
21 December 2015

Modified Simonds Palisade - Cranbourne Vic

Modified Simonds Palisade - Cranbourne Vic
VIC
1, 2, 3

Thanks for your blog and pics. We loved the Digger's Rest show home too and that was what sold us on the design. I would have loved to have seen your modified plans but…

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Valerie Kiwikvinna
Dec 21, 2015 9:07 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
21 December 2015

They put a fence up!

They put a fence up!
NSW

Agree - but surely you'd have gotten a few quotes and got the best price. I wouldn't be paying double for something I didn't ask for. I doubt a court would force you…

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Saint Mike
Dec 21, 2015 6:49 am
Saint Mike
Elite01
Elite01
20 December 2015

my amalfi 532

my amalfi 532
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hola

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Elite01
Dec 20, 2015 10:46 pm
Missy
Missy
20 December 2015

Where would you build? Murray Bridge or Mannum?

Where would you build? Murray Bridge or Mannum?
VIC

Thankyou for your response. The block in mannum is in the paddlesteamer estate which is around 2km away from the river. I think i may be able to get a close block but then…

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Missy
Dec 20, 2015 7:38 pm
_chook_
_chook_
20 December 2015

Building a small (custom) home in rural NSW

Building a small (custom) home in rural NSW
NSW

Thanks :) We're pretty excited! I'm looking forward to being able to keep a journal of our progress up here! I've had a look at your thread - your place will be very big,…

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_chook_
Dec 20, 2015 4:52 pm
Althom
Althom
20 December 2015

FYI anyone about to build with ABN group

FYI anyone about to build with ABN group
WA

Would need a lot more than $750 worth of freebies to make me go through the grief of building with DAH again

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Althom
Dec 20, 2015 4:44 pm
Althom
goody59
goody59
20 December 2015

Will you change door/window locks yourself on handover?

Will you change door/window locks yourself on handover?
SA

I am satisfied with the dead bolt on the front door that will only operate with owners key after build. Not a problem there. The window locks on Dowel windows are useless.…

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goody59
Dec 20, 2015 6:55 am
goody59

Brickwork started 16 Dec. Very happy with the brick choice.

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Lourance
Dec 20, 2015 6:22 am
mansawant
mansawant
19 December 2015

Laundry Chute Photos/Designs

Laundry Chute Photos/Designs
NSW

Thanks Stewie D. Went to Homeworld at Kellyville today. Wincrest home's 'Trafalgar' display home and Masterton's Grange display home have laundry chutes. But Masterton…

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mansawant
Dec 19, 2015 9:00 pm
Wellard2ndTimers
Wellard2ndTimers
19 December 2015

Dale Alcock Stoneleigh demolish and build

Dale Alcock Stoneleigh demolish and build
WA

Good news that you have the slab settling nicely over Christmas and I hope they get started pretty quick in January :)

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Wellard2ndTimers
Dec 19, 2015 1:48 pm
bashworth
bashworth
19 December 2015

Progress Payments and Variation Amt

Progress Payments and Variation Amt
VIC

I can understand the builders concern about high value items. My builder would only install the cook top and oven on handover day. It's not unknown for these items to…

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bashworth
Dec 19, 2015 5:48 am
bashworth
TomCat
TomCat
18 December 2015

who is building at Hillcrest SA 5086?

who is building at Hillcrest SA 5086?
SA

Not Hillcrest but Golden Grove. Soil type: $$$$ aka E-D P ... Footings cost $37k after we spent $12k on earthworks and retaining to level our block nice and flat. We were…

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TomCat
Dec 18, 2015 4:27 pm
TomCat
pmh1999
pmh1999
18 December 2015

Custom Build - Eastern Suburbs Melbourne

Custom Build - Eastern Suburbs Melbourne
VIC

We are really happy with the design, is something a bit different so hopefully it comes together nicely. Colours are a tough one, as long as it all looks good once it's…

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pmh1999
Dec 18, 2015 3:24 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
18 December 2015

Another exterior colour thread...

Another exterior colour thread...
VIC

Yeah they always look so different in real life. I agree with you about the dark roof. We went for surfmist for that reason. Yay! I'll follow your thread. Custom…

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Leksie5000
Dec 18, 2015 1:30 pm
Bjhf
Bjhf
18 December 2015

Builders error in contract what are our rights

Builders error in contract what are our rights
NSW

But what did it actually state in your specs? Does it say "tiles in bathrooms will be to x height"? Or is there nothing at all? If the specs don't say anything about…

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Bjhf
Dec 18, 2015 10:26 am
Bjhf
melissabeard
melissabeard
18 December 2015

Building our 1st home in Cranbourne VIC

Building our 1st home in Cranbourne VIC
VIC

Hi, My partner and I are building Agar 28BP. We have made a few upgrades and were interested to see you mentioned the cavity for the ensuite. We were also thinking about…

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melissabeard
Dec 17, 2015 11:50 pm
Buildem
Buildem
17 December 2015

1st time building - Kuringai

1st time building - Kuringai
NSW

Hi everyone. I am in West Pymble. 1st time building and already drowning in all this information. would really appreciate some tips, help, price figures , anything you can…

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Buildem
Dec 17, 2015 6:12 pm

I wonder if those recommendations include the insulation effect of the plasterboard, as I thought the R2.5 was as high as your could currently get with insulation batts…

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Stewie D
Dec 17, 2015 2:31 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
17 December 2015

Minimum fence height???

Minimum fence height???
QLD

Not sure where you live but in WA it is 1.8m from the tallest side. It can be increased but it requires both sides consent and council approval. Not sure why your…

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AussieMark
Dec 17, 2015 10:02 am
Decka
Decka
17 December 2015

Homebuyers Centre - Wandi WA

Homebuyers Centre - Wandi WA
WA
1, 2

The draws under the pantry are a great idea, I didn't even think about that one

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Decka
Dec 17, 2015 6:25 am
Decka
charles_2016
charles_2016
17 December 2015

TOWER RISE Tarneit,Please neighbors take a seat inside chat

TOWER RISE Tarneit,Please neighbors take a seat inside chat
VIC

I have heard that Stage I and Stage II already settled, hoping the Stage III to be settled smoothly. Welcome, future neighbors to come into this thread to discuss about…

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charles_2016
Dec 17, 2015 4:05 am
Megera
Megera
16 December 2015

moving into new house before final settlement

moving into new house before final settlement
QLD

That sounds super risky and not at all in your best interest.

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Megera
Dec 16, 2015 9:27 pm
Megera
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Room2Breathe
Dec 16, 2015 5:50 pm
Abztronic
Abztronic
16 December 2015

We have broken ground in Port Macquarie

We have broken ground in Port Macquarie
NSW

Oh wow that's amazing! We have raked ceilings through our living area, hallway and entry too. I'm looking forward to your finished product! Will look amazing!!

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Abztronic
Dec 16, 2015 5:35 pm
ssks
ssks
16 December 2015

Anyone building at Bellevue Estate Truganina

Anyone building at Bellevue Estate Truganina
VIC

hello all i am currently building in Bellevue estate Truganina. Our Build is progressing well and we have reached Lock up stage. The builder goes on leave from next week…

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ssks
Dec 16, 2015 3:55 pm

Hello everyone, I new to the forum and was recently recommended by a colleague to participate in this forum so here I am! :) I wish I had joined earlier as that would have…

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Seriola_Hippos
Dec 16, 2015 1:36 pm
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Nyssa+Lachlan
Dec 16, 2015 12:26 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan
Charley
Charley
15 December 2015

Advice on Kitchen layout

Advice on Kitchen layout
WA

Fridge is too far away for a functional kitchen. I think butlers are a personal thing, I am not putting one in. My fridge is going where you have your door to the butlers.

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Charley
Dec 15, 2015 4:22 pm
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andreweverist
Dec 15, 2015 3:36 pm
andreweverist
jessicana10
jessicana10
15 December 2015

Fed up with my builder - now crapping in my toilets

Fed up with my builder - now crapping in my toilets
QLD

Yep we had the same. We even had things like old bbq's and kids plastic toys dumped in our site bin which is now on our nature strip as they didn't take it with the rest…

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jessicana10
Dec 15, 2015 12:07 pm
jessicana10
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
15 December 2015

About to buy land (need some help)

About to buy land (need some help)
VIC

Re West aspect etc - you have room - could you have an outside - covered - area ? Not sure where you live but might be very nice in winter. Even the use of louvres.

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Saint Mike
Dec 15, 2015 6:57 am
Saint Mike
Oldies
Oldies
15 December 2015

Coral Homes Qld brick range

Coral Homes Qld brick range
QLD

Hey folks, Does anyone know if Coral's range of bricks in Qld has changed now that Boral has amalgamated with PGH?

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Oldies
Dec 15, 2015 5:54 am
Beazley77
Beazley77
14 December 2015

window treatment suppliers - Perth

window treatment suppliers - Perth
WA

We used AMT blinds for our whole house and were very happy

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Beazley77
Dec 14, 2015 4:14 pm
Beazley77
Jazza_
Jazza_
13 December 2015

Monte Carlo/Bellevue - HGWA - Lock up

Monte Carlo/Bellevue - HGWA - Lock up
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I had the same 4th of December business. Have done what they are after and no PCI ?

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Jazza_
Dec 13, 2015 9:39 pm
s2dttn
s2dttn
13 December 2015

First home - Adelaide

First home - Adelaide
SA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Turns out it was an SA Power Networks problem. Caused damage to appliances and HWS, etc =(

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s2dttn
Dec 13, 2015 8:31 pm
s2dttn
Decka
Decka
13 December 2015

Quick poll: Height of cold water tap for fridge... OK GO!

Quick poll: Height of cold water tap for fridge... OK GO!
WA

Oh, also if you raise the height of the power point check the length of the cord of the fridge to make sure it will reach, some fridges the cord lenghts won't reach that…

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Decka
Dec 13, 2015 6:09 pm
Decka

My ILs have vinyl and there house is about 12 years old and they still look like the day they moved in. Our new house will have normal doors installed on sliders instead…

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shellby
Dec 12, 2015 6:03 pm
shellby
+Tbrown2012
+Tbrown2012
12 December 2015

Burns Build - Dale Alcock Finished Photos

Burns Build - Dale Alcock Finished Photos
WA
1 ... 42, 43, 44

Hi, welcome to the forum and thanks! Our place is White lustre window and door frames by Jason Windows and surfmist garage door. My folks house was a different window…

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+Tbrown2012
Dec 12, 2015 5:32 pm
Razadondon1
Razadondon1
11 December 2015

Building Hotondo Dakota 237

Building Hotondo Dakota 237
NSW

If anyone can tell me how to add pictures that would be great

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Razadondon1
Dec 11, 2015 10:43 pm
Zldstar
Zldstar
11 December 2015

Tips for building with Dechellis

Tips for building with Dechellis
SA

We are building in Adelaide with Dechellis and have just signed contracts, getting ready to launch into the selections process. Does anyone have any tips from their…

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Zldstar
Dec 11, 2015 9:41 pm
Bjhf
Bjhf
11 December 2015

Expansion joints in stairwell - options?

Expansion joints in stairwell - options?
QLD

Just a quick update - Thanks to everyone for your help. We ended up getting a plasterboard expansion joint and it looks fantastic, much better than the skirting/cornice…

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Bjhf
Dec 11, 2015 7:26 pm
Bjhf
jai.m
jai.m
11 December 2015

Driveway location

Driveway location

I applied for permit and did a crossover change (as the council has already laid the driveway). Costed me 3500$. viewtopic.php?t=79845

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jai.m
Dec 11, 2015 6:30 pm
shellby
shellby
11 December 2015

UNDER EVALUATION ×3

UNDER EVALUATION ×3
VIC

I don't think changing brokers, or applying to more lenders are going to help - 3 are all valuing your house as $20,000 less than they think its worth but your paying…

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shellby
Dec 11, 2015 10:05 am
shellby
Mclaren
Mclaren
11 December 2015

Built in SA with Dechellis: landscaping

Built in SA with Dechellis: landscaping
SA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hi, we had Dave from Spot On Paving (http://spotonpaving.com/) ... he did an awesome job. I can't tell you what the laying costs were but all up it was $16k very well…

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Mclaren
Dec 11, 2015 8:44 am
Mclaren
bigniqiu
bigniqiu
11 December 2015

fence options

fence options
VIC

the fence is not tall enough. we have to make it at least 1.8m. and some part of it are very old and totally broken even before we bought the block.

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bigniqiu
Dec 11, 2015 7:51 am


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