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nsnvas
nsnvas
13 May 2016

Building custom home with JG King

Building custom home with JG King
VIC
1, 2

Finally 90 day (almost 5 months later) inspection completed. Everything was super slow. Many things could have been done better. There are few issues i would like to…

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nsnvas
May 13, 2016 5:57 pm
falcon86
falcon86
13 May 2016

Simonds Marriott

Simonds Marriott
VIC

Hi We are building Marriott with St. Ives facade but in QLD.

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falcon86
May 13, 2016 5:02 pm
pwu
pwu
13 May 2016

Is it good decesion to buy and build house in Aurora?

Is it good decesion to buy and build house in Aurora?
VIC

with four primary schools and one secondary school pack into a single estate. it will become glen weaverly of the Northern suburbs,.

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pwu
May 13, 2016 3:50 pm
Pistol3
Pistol3
13 May 2016

Built with Domination Homes

Built with Domination Homes
WA

Having recently built with Domination Homes, I'm happy to answer any questions you may have if you are using or considering this builder. You can PM me, cheers

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Pistol3
May 13, 2016 2:39 pm
sandy19
sandy19
13 May 2016

Slabbed - HGWA Two-Storey - Metropolitan

Slabbed - HGWA Two-Storey - Metropolitan
WA

Hi CC, been a while no updates.. Hope slab is done by now? Love see latest pics.

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sandy19
May 13, 2016 1:17 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 May 2016

Project Schedule: KDR

Project Schedule: KDR
VIC

I don't have any project schedules as an Excel spreadsheet as any I have made in the past are run in a program called Merlin so unless you have that you wouldn't be able…

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Stewie D
May 13, 2016 1:04 pm
itsmartin
itsmartin
13 May 2016

HGWA some Prestart choices

HGWA some Prestart choices
WA

I don't think you've got anything to worry about - You've selected similar colours to what my wife and I have in our current place (although we don't have your gorgeous…

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itsmartin
May 13, 2016 12:02 pm
itsmartin
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Ashgrove33
May 13, 2016 9:57 am
Ashgrove33
mim_feher
mim_feher
13 May 2016

Help needed : Timber look tiles ( 2 pack vs single sized)

Help needed : Timber look tiles ( 2 pack vs single sized)
NSW

We are looking at doing the same with our timber look tiles, can I ask did you go 50/50 of each size? If not what percentage was used . I actually thought of this thread…

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mim_feher
May 13, 2016 9:00 am
vonsta76
vonsta76
12 May 2016

Dream Home - New Build Gold Coast

Dream Home - New Build Gold Coast
QLD

My window trims are black though , not white

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vonsta76
May 12, 2016 4:44 pm
vonsta76
Beazley77
Beazley77
12 May 2016

Margaret River Builders

Margaret River Builders
WA

Would anyone have any recommendations of a non-project builder you've used to build with? Looking to build in Cowaramup and considering project builder, but also keen to…

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Beazley77
May 12, 2016 12:14 pm
Beazley77
Oninon
Oninon
12 May 2016

Metricon Flooring - Upgrading Tiles - pricing

Metricon Flooring - Upgrading Tiles - pricing
VIC

Metricon flooring cost is too complex, confusing and appears to be a mystery when it comes to tiles upgrade. Carpet and timber flooring pricing is straight forward and…

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Oninon
May 12, 2016 12:05 pm
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bpratt
May 12, 2016 10:15 am
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
11 May 2016

Is Disclosure Plan the same Survey Plan?

Is Disclosure Plan the same Survey Plan?
QLD

Hi, I got a survey plan from the seller but now the builders are asking me for a disclosure plan. Are they the same thing or should I request disclosure plan from the…

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gaweleczek
May 12, 2016 12:54 am
building-expert
building-expert
11 May 2016

final hand over inspection-defetcs

final hand over inspection-defetcs
VIC

We are never going to agree on this and that does not bother me however before you start complaining about the code and it being used as an out perhaps you should have…

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building-expert
May 11, 2016 10:30 pm
building-expert
TomCat
TomCat
11 May 2016

name of suburb

name of suburb
NSW

Developers always have to come up with a fancy name to appeal to buyers ? Once all the building is over, you start to realise your suburb is the same name as the…

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TomCat
May 11, 2016 10:20 pm
TomCat
zelda5
zelda5
11 May 2016

First house build with Mega Homes

First house build with Mega Homes
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Hi Everyone so glad i found this thread! My fiance and i are meeting with mega homes to find out what they are all about. They have good ways to help with the deposit as…

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zelda5
May 11, 2016 7:37 pm
Megera
Megera
11 May 2016

Damage by next doors builder

Damage by next doors builder
VIC

How long have you been handed over for? I know it's not his problem but sometimes they are able to call for you SS to SS to get things sorted out (that's what happened…

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Megera
May 11, 2016 6:15 pm
Megera
Darbecca
Darbecca
11 May 2016

Long Island Homes

Long Island Homes
VIC

Dear All, Please be aware that Long Island Homes have placed in their contract a clause that states: The home owner is only allowed to use a Licensed Private…

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Darbecca
May 11, 2016 4:29 pm
ciscoarc
ciscoarc
11 May 2016

House Orientation - Cool house in summer, warm in winter

House Orientation - Cool house in summer, warm in winter
NSW
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Thanks Lorry. Partner prefers curtain so it looks like I'm going for curtains. Preliminary quote for thermal coated curtains (for about 7 windows + 2 roller blinds +…

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ciscoarc
May 11, 2016 2:13 pm
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
11 May 2016

End of Financial Year discounts

End of Financial Year discounts
QLD

Hi, I've read a few posts about discounts / promotions and it looks like it is rather hard to negotiate anything. The end of financial year is approaching and I'm…

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gaweleczek
May 11, 2016 2:09 am
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
10 May 2016

Mould under frame bottom plate

Mould under frame bottom plate
NSW

Shouldn't be a problem, particularly since the timber has also been treated for termite resistance I assume. It's normal for frames to be out in the weather for a few…

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Leonardo_23
May 10, 2016 11:50 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
10 May 2016

M class soils in WA

M class soils in WA
WA

Looking for some sharing of pad types/ house builds from people who Built on M class soils with reactive clays. Did you build up a deep sand pad/retaining for support…

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Beazley77
May 10, 2016 7:37 pm
Beazley77
cassiey
cassiey
10 May 2016

PGH Bricks Metallic Cobalt - Any faults or problems?

PGH Bricks Metallic Cobalt - Any faults or problems?
QLD

Great idea - I didn't think of asking PGH. Thanks for the tip

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cassiey
May 10, 2016 2:38 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
10 May 2016

DULUX COLOUR for outside of house.I have 4. Need to choose 1

DULUX COLOUR for outside of house.I have 4. Need to choose 1
NSW

There's really not much between these colours, and if one would be ok, then the others would probably be fine as well. Beige Royal and Sandy Day are a bit greyer. …

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oneJohn
May 10, 2016 1:57 pm
oneJohn
yucky_worm01
yucky_worm01
9 May 2016

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Handover

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Handover
QLD
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Hi whzzz28. Do you have the dimentions of the ensuite and bathroom at all? TIA

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yucky_worm01
May 09, 2016 8:43 pm
yucky_worm01
deejay08
deejay08
9 May 2016

Painting costs seem huge

Painting costs seem huge
QLD
1, 2

That's exactly what I thought Tash!

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deejay08
May 09, 2016 5:18 pm
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JelenaK
May 09, 2016 5:02 pm

Time for some updates: Ground floor bricks complete 14/04/2016. So basically it took about 1 months for the brickies to do the ground floor. Scaffold raised…

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FelixShen
May 09, 2016 2:27 pm
sappy18
sappy18
9 May 2016

Tender presentation for new house

Tender presentation for new house
NSW

Thank you very much dani_j, much appreciate it.

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sappy18
May 09, 2016 1:50 pm
bella18
bella18
9 May 2016

Frames?

Frames?
NSW

Thanks LynneB

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bella18
May 09, 2016 1:01 pm
LynneB
LynneB
9 May 2016

Builder Buying Other Bricks???

Builder Buying Other Bricks???
NSW

If your contract states which bricks are to be used I would expect those bricks regardless of what you are doing after handover. Your contract is a legal document that you…

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LynneB
May 09, 2016 12:30 pm
LynneB
Prakash
Prakash
9 May 2016

williams landing

williams landing
VIC
1 ... 111, 112, 113

Hi stAn3x6 That's us mate. Moved in two weeks ago. Its beautiful. Close to station. No more traffic woes. Where you guys at? Say hello to us when you are…

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Prakash
May 09, 2016 12:05 pm
sukh142006
sukh142006
9 May 2016

Fowler Homes

Fowler Homes
1, 2

Hi mate, we found one of their plans really well to our needs. same here not sure how good they are as they talk over and beyond before signing tender. hows it going with u?

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sukh142006
May 09, 2016 10:01 am
emilygirl
emilygirl
8 May 2016

Metricon's Patterson 25

Metricon's Patterson 25

Hi...wondering if anyone has built the patterson 25 with Metricon.. We built 4-5 yrs ago the Santorini with a few changes.. Love out house but eldest moved out so looking…

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emilygirl
May 08, 2016 5:28 pm
Vandkamal
Vandkamal
8 May 2016

Harpley Estate

Harpley Estate
VIC

:: Hi Guys good new for all harpley resident that Bushfire has taken away for further down. it save really $$$. best of luck to everyone stay safe and healthy :z: Regards

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Vandkamal
May 08, 2016 2:43 pm
Vandkamal
vonsta76
vonsta76
7 May 2016

Sahara Belle Q3 by Plantation Homes

Sahara Belle Q3 by Plantation Homes
QLD

With coral. Which stage are you in, is that on the forest green side?

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vonsta76
May 07, 2016 9:10 pm
vonsta76
teigs1
teigs1
7 May 2016

Our 4 bed custom build

Our 4 bed custom build
NSW

Thank you homeangels! They definitely add to the kitchen!

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teigs1
May 07, 2016 8:58 pm
abhishek8885
abhishek8885
7 May 2016

New to Forum

New to Forum
NSW

Hi @snowlaina I have paid deposit of $1000 to reward homes and looking forward to build with them. I am still unsure about Eco panels specially for 2 story…

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abhishek8885
May 07, 2016 2:25 pm
JK28
JK28
7 May 2016

First Build - Bluestone Mt Barker with D&C Homes

First Build - Bluestone Mt Barker with D&C Homes
SA

New update! We have been waiting for 5+ months for Bluestone to finish the land and we were told it would be finished at the end of February. That's massively delayed our…

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JK28
May 07, 2016 12:00 pm
JK28
goody59
goody59
7 May 2016

Stormwater management and plumber v. Builder

Stormwater management and plumber v. Builder

A win for David over Goliath, Well done! Sometimes we just need to call their bluff rather than just continually put our hand in our pocket handing over the money all the…

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goody59
May 07, 2016 9:13 am
goody59
nigel01
nigel01
6 May 2016

Anyone building at Aston Grove - Stage 1/2?

Anyone building at Aston Grove - Stage 1/2?
QLD

We looked but ended up around the corner. Ellison by Ausbuild - Brisbane viewtopic.php?t=81468

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nigel01
May 06, 2016 10:08 pm
Linda01
Linda01
6 May 2016

Gas metre

Gas metre
VIC

Thanks guys. Seems it doesnt matter at the moment. House is complete except for toilets. Theyre having issues with the supplier. So frustrating

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Linda01
May 06, 2016 9:48 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
6 May 2016

Do I need a 3 phase sub board?

Do I need a 3 phase sub board?
NSW

You are required to balance your electrical load over all phases. If your main electrical board is 3 phases them the sub-board should be 3 phase to allow all the loads to…

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Beetaloo
May 06, 2016 8:40 pm
Beetaloo

OP, I'd echo OneJohn's comment, that "Windows are holes in your insulation". Glass is a VERY poor insulator. An average window has an R value of below 0.2, double glazing…

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ddarroch
May 06, 2016 5:52 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
6 May 2016

South West WA project builders

South West WA project builders
WA

Hi there Does anyone know which project builders (can't see info on websites) build brick veneer or even timber frame/ cladding instead of double brick in the south west…

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Beazley77
May 06, 2016 3:30 pm
Beazley77

In Victoria placing a deposit on the initial sales estimate locks the base house and facade price and any discounts/offers for 270 days. After that, the estimate…

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pauldab
May 06, 2016 2:40 pm
Tanama123
Tanama123
6 May 2016

Burawa Rise Stage 3 - Waiting for construction to start

Burawa Rise Stage 3 - Waiting for construction to start
NSW

Hi We bought a H&L pkg from Bellriver Homes and the land got settled about 2 months ago. We've not seen any work started on the property, ours is on Persimmon Road. Is…

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Tanama123
May 06, 2016 2:22 pm
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Denym
May 06, 2016 10:52 am
Denym

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