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sleeprequired
sleeprequired
18 February 2016

Subdivide & New build 150-170k Budget in Frankston North

Subdivide & New build 150-170k Budget in Frankston North
VIC

Fantastic I'll take a look. I wonder if they do the whole process as well. I'll check out user reviews too.

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sleeprequired
Feb 18, 2016 7:13 am
twylamc
twylamc
17 February 2016

Living in a Shed During Construction?

Living in a Shed During Construction?
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

That's good then. I guess it is only an issue if it becomes a permanent home (ie becomes a cheap house) or if use as a temporary living space, has substandard conditions.

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twylamc
Feb 17, 2016 9:42 pm
twylamc
Petad
Petad
17 February 2016

demolition company recommendations - perth NOR

demolition company recommendations - perth NOR
WA

We used statewide not sure if they have been bought out by brajkovich though. we had asbestos they took it away at an extra cost, both companies were recommended to me &…

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Petad
Feb 17, 2016 6:25 pm
Petad
Kelgofast
Kelgofast
17 February 2016

House Insurance

House Insurance
NSW

Suncorp do online quote's, only takes about 2 minutes. It does however, over estimate the house's value so best bet is too call them to get a better quote.

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Kelgofast
Feb 17, 2016 4:14 pm
Kelgofast
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Jozh
Feb 17, 2016 2:39 pm
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
17 February 2016

Shale grey Colorbond roof with white house??

Shale grey Colorbond roof with white house??
WA

Anyone else have a shale grey roof with a white house? If so, are you happy with the look, and can you post pics? Thanks!

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lazandjohn
Feb 17, 2016 2:28 pm
JaneW
JaneW
17 February 2016

Building Our first home - Monaco Lux Q2

Building Our first home - Monaco Lux Q2
VIC

Hey! We are building the same home! Love the layout of the Monaco look forward to sharing the journey and seeing the process! Good luck! My build

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JaneW
Feb 17, 2016 1:14 pm
JaneW
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 February 2016

Anyone having bushfire rating (BAL) assessed ?

Anyone having bushfire rating (BAL) assessed ?
WA
1, 2

Here is an excellent article by kylie40 on BAL for more info... She is in NSW but I'm sure other states would have very similar requirements viewtopic.php?f=31&t=79023 Stewie

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Stewie D
Feb 17, 2016 11:12 am
KLB
KLB
17 February 2016

Site cut and need for retaining wall?

Site cut and need for retaining wall?
TAS

I would say you would need one to control run off particularly.

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KLB
Feb 17, 2016 10:51 am
KLB
PVBuild
PVBuild
17 February 2016

How to get value for money using an Architect?

How to get value for money using an Architect?
NSW

Sorry Iwannahouse, we're based in Melbourne. Stewie, I want the builder to project manage the whole process. We should be ok with all the council stuff, have built to all…

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PVBuild
Feb 17, 2016 8:11 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 February 2016

flame zone build nsw

flame zone build nsw
NSW

Here is an excellent article by kylie40 on BAL for more info... viewtopic.php?f=31&t=79023 Stewie

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Stewie D
Feb 17, 2016 7:51 am
jpmontoya
jpmontoya
17 February 2016

Summit Build - Variation on the Geisha

Summit Build - Variation on the Geisha
WA

Hey bushie Just wondering how is your build coming along?

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jpmontoya
Feb 17, 2016 12:34 am
jpmontoya
mh91
mh91
16 February 2016

Three Story Homes builder - Melbourne

Three Story Homes builder - Melbourne
VIC

Thanks guys will do this tomorrow.. just gathering ideas for now. Need to cover all aspects before anything

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mh91
Feb 16, 2016 10:23 pm
bashworth
bashworth
16 February 2016

Brick surface - concave better?

Brick surface - concave better?
VIC

Concave bricks are a new one on me! Are you sure they are not talking about the mortar joints (see http://anewhouse.com.au/2013/06/brickwo ... ar-joints/)

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bashworth
Feb 16, 2016 8:06 pm
bashworth
kyliebsmith
kyliebsmith
16 February 2016

How long till settlement

How long till settlement
VIC

It would depend on what needs fixing before you move in

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kyliebsmith
Feb 16, 2016 7:05 pm
starrynightz
starrynightz
16 February 2016

Feedback on custom design home

Feedback on custom design home
WA

I know how much work goes into these, so many decisions! Your plan has so many great features but I think you really need to start by looking at your orientation and…

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starrynightz
Feb 16, 2016 1:02 pm
Presidente
Presidente
16 February 2016

Anyone built with Switch homes??

Anyone built with Switch homes??
WA

Oh my goodness this sounds exactly like our experience. Nice to know it's not just us but seems it's obviously a systemic issue and poor management. :(

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Presidente
Feb 16, 2016 12:47 pm
Presidente
Dan122
Dan122
16 February 2016

After giving initial deposit to builder

After giving initial deposit to builder
VIC

Start til ready for council for us was 6 weeks. But we used a none major builder.

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Dan122
Feb 16, 2016 11:34 am
RegVic
RegVic
16 February 2016

Minimum inclusions

Minimum inclusions
VIC

Thank you.

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RegVic
Feb 16, 2016 8:54 am
RegVic
rose gold
rose gold
15 February 2016

esperence homes

esperence homes
VIC

Hi, type Esperence in the search bar and all posts relating to it will come up :-)

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rose gold
Feb 15, 2016 5:25 pm
heatherkam
heatherkam
15 February 2016

First build in SA Woodville West - with Fairmont Homes

First build in SA Woodville West - with Fairmont Homes
SA
1, 2

Wow you were pressed for time, thanks for the info I looked up that site, doesn't look like they need soil at the moment, so on with the removal quotes we go lol…

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heatherkam
Feb 15, 2016 3:14 pm
heatherkam
joannek
joannek
15 February 2016

Building new Home_Unnecessary cost to avoid

Building new Home_Unnecessary cost to avoid
QLD

No to glossy cupboards. If the sun shines through your kitchen it is depressing. The upgrades that actually make a difference to your lifestyle are important. For us,…

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joannek
Feb 15, 2016 2:36 pm
taylalivo
taylalivo
15 February 2016

Ballina Heights or surrounding estates

Ballina Heights or surrounding estates
NSW

Maree has been ok, We were told it would be submitted to council End of October 2015 to be titled we received an email Thursday saying that things are running behind the 8…

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taylalivo
Feb 15, 2016 9:32 am
MrsJM
MrsJM
15 February 2016

Soil test results

Soil test results
VIC

Mine was p m. The 'problem' was simply a weeping bottlebrush tree whose canopy isn't anywhere near the house. There would have been a more comprehensive site report than…

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MrsJM
Feb 15, 2016 6:07 am
MrsJM
Daz_
Daz_
14 February 2016

Aussie Living - Singleton, WA ~ We have KEYS!

Aussie Living - Singleton, WA ~ We have KEYS!
WA
1 ... 43, 44, 45

I was always a little worried that total eden would offer very little and also do a crappy job since it was all been done via a voucher...guess I had good reason to be!…

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Daz_
Feb 14, 2016 7:55 pm
Daz_
jessicana10
jessicana10
14 February 2016

Bowed Walls - fix?

Bowed Walls - fix?
VIC

It looks to us like they have straightened the skirting board and will just full the gaps but we are worried that will crack? We are just guessing though

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jessicana10
Feb 14, 2016 7:03 pm
jessicana10
KKPP
KKPP
14 February 2016

Problem with location of gas meter

Problem with location of gas meter
NSW

Hi All, We're building with a major project home builder. Our internal gas pipes have just been installed and we have noticed that they're planning to install the gas…

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KKPP
Feb 14, 2016 6:50 pm
pummers.fb
pummers.fb
14 February 2016

ICF House

ICF House
NSW

I'm looking for a builder in Sydney to build a single residential house with a basement that is cut into the slope of the land. There is also a secondary garage in the…

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pummers.fb
Feb 14, 2016 3:20 pm
Firstbuild 15
Firstbuild 15
14 February 2016

Cracks in every corner of new build!!!!

Cracks in every corner of new build!!!!
VIC

I purchased when the buid was just about finished so didn't do soil tests. I am planning on getting an independent inspection after seeing these cracks though

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Firstbuild 15
Feb 14, 2016 12:32 pm
jaslee
jaslee
14 February 2016

Opinion

Opinion
VIC

Hi newaussiedan, these are some of the inclusions that my partner and I really liked: - BAL 12.5 - Colorbond roof with whirlybird - Double glazed windows (low-e for…

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jaslee
Feb 14, 2016 11:04 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
14 February 2016

How often does your site supervisor visit your site?

How often does your site supervisor visit your site?
QLD

Top SS Excuses 1. I've done this on other jobs? its OK no, need to ask our engineers they wont talk to you? 2. The materials are not available,delivered or the wrong…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 14, 2016 8:05 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 February 2016

Custom home: about to get quotes.. Help

Custom home: about to get quotes.. Help
QLD

As per ddarochs comment above. A really comprehensive specification ( otherwise known as inclusion schedule etc ) that details the job down to every nut and bolt is…

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Stewie D
Feb 13, 2016 5:48 pm
spicyrice
spicyrice
13 February 2016

Building with Granvue

Building with Granvue
VIC

Hi elt83, about to leave to do the big deed. thanks for this very valuable info. Will let you know how it goes. regards, spicy rice

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spicyrice
Feb 13, 2016 8:51 am
cooper229
cooper229
12 February 2016

Dakota build in VIC with Simonds - Our first home!

Dakota build in VIC with Simonds - Our first home!
VIC

How did your build go? We are hoping to build a Dakota in north Vic soon

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cooper229
Feb 12, 2016 9:42 pm
cooper229
Jay31
Jay31
12 February 2016

KDR

KDR
NSW

Im just having so much issue trying to find someone who will be able to draw up this site plan for me? Does anyone know of who I can contact that would be able to do one?

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Jay31
Feb 12, 2016 7:57 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
12 February 2016

Building complete - but some items are not as per plans.

Building complete - but some items are not as per plans.

Regarding the door, a possibility may be to remove the door handle, and replace it with flush pulls on each side, and then a roller catch instead of the standard latch. …

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oneJohn
Feb 12, 2016 1:56 pm
oneJohn
The_Fireplace
The_Fireplace
12 February 2016

Anyone got a gas fireplace in your new home

Anyone got a gas fireplace in your new home
NSW

Don't be fooled into buying a fireplace that can't deliver the looks and style you are after. We install, convert and supply fireplaces all around Australia and due to…

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The_Fireplace
Feb 12, 2016 12:05 pm
mausam80
mausam80
12 February 2016

CONCRETE TILT HOMES - MELBOURNE

CONCRETE TILT HOMES - MELBOURNE
VIC

Ask for the proofs-HTH Sorry do you mean heat of hydration?

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mausam80
Feb 12, 2016 9:40 am
dojrude
dojrude
11 February 2016

Stair Install Question

Stair Install Question
VIC

Thanks, that makes sense. So it's the stringer that holds the weight. That makes me think that the timber framing attached to the outside edge isn't for support and is…

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dojrude
Feb 11, 2016 8:41 pm
2Bytheseaside
2Bytheseaside
11 February 2016

Anyone recommend auilding inspector in Perth - 2 storey home

Anyone recommend auilding inspector in Perth - 2 storey home
WA

Hi Can anyone recommend a building inspector that they've used and were happy with? We'd like to get quotes on an inspection for our double storey build which is already…

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2Bytheseaside
Feb 11, 2016 7:36 pm
robarcher_83
robarcher_83
11 February 2016

Redink build - has this happened to anyone else?

Redink build - has this happened to anyone else?
WA

Hi Perthgirl, so sorry only just seen post. Yeh they concreted all holes in slab and plastered and fixed walls. So looks all normal now.

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robarcher_83
Feb 11, 2016 4:15 pm
TomCat
TomCat
11 February 2016

Soil test - Southern highlands NSW

Soil test - Southern highlands NSW
NSW

Look up engineers (building/construction) in your local directory ... If they don't do it, they'll refer you to a local soil doctor (forgot what they're called even thigh…

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TomCat
Feb 11, 2016 8:07 am
TomCat
twin_dad
twin_dad
11 February 2016

Stormwater & Concreting

Stormwater & Concreting
SA

Compltely agree TC, it should be part of the plumbing component. However as you mentioned they don't want to be responsible for it. We had a bobcat driver rip up a…

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twin_dad
Feb 11, 2016 8:05 am
M and T
M and T
10 February 2016

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW

HI everyone We're building with Metricon and wanted to find out if any one had problems with the cornices not being straight? Our Cornices just got put up but some of…

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M and T
Feb 10, 2016 9:02 pm
M and T
Michelle
Michelle
10 February 2016

Render help needed!!

Render help needed!!
NSW

Yes I always recommend sample pots !! :)

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Michelle
Feb 10, 2016 6:17 pm
Michelle
lizbf85
lizbf85
10 February 2016

Drysdale 30 - PD - A slight delay but good news PHOTO UPDATE

Drysdale 30 - PD - A slight delay but good news PHOTO UPDATE
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

hoping your still an active member!!! out of curiosity did you upgrade the render to a little more of the facade? we are currently building with PD and wanted to see…

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lizbf85
Feb 10, 2016 3:16 pm
Alexright62
Alexright62
10 February 2016

Allworth - Harmony Entertainer

Allworth - Harmony Entertainer
NSW

We are also building harmony entertainer. Currently paid 4K as deposit. Any suggestions.

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Alexright62
Feb 10, 2016 2:47 pm
Kelgofast
Kelgofast
10 February 2016

Poor Silicon application

Poor Silicon application
QLD

Hey, we are still waiting on ours to be installed but keen to see what other people have.

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Kelgofast
Feb 10, 2016 12:57 pm
Kelgofast


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