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gaweleczek
gaweleczek
10 June 2016

North Brisbane builder to fill and build a retaining wall

North Brisbane builder to fill and build a retaining wall
QLD

Hi, Can you recommend a build in North Brisbane that can fill slightly sloping block and build a retaining wall (0.6m)? Thanks

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gaweleczek
Jun 10, 2016 1:50 am
Nickaylee01
Nickaylee01
9 June 2016

Blackwell bricks - boral

Blackwell bricks - boral
WA

Hi there, did you end up using these bricks, I love them and are curious as to what they look like :) thanks

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Nickaylee01
Jun 09, 2016 5:48 pm
KLB
KLB
9 June 2016

Just starting - building the Madison 37 with Clarendon

Just starting - building the Madison 37 with Clarendon
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Man so do I! After 10 weeks we didn't even have a slab! http://bellaviabuild.wordpress.com

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KLB
Jun 09, 2016 3:21 pm
KLB
Leaky Daryl
Leaky Daryl
8 June 2016

Warning! Boral terracotta roof tiles

Warning! Boral terracotta roof tiles
NSW

The pitch is around 24 degress which is fairly standard. The profile has a large flat section on one side of the tile then a round section that laps onto the next tile,…

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Leaky Daryl
Jun 08, 2016 4:13 pm
mclare
mclare
8 June 2016

Who is Building with Sienna homes in Melbourne

Who is Building with Sienna homes in Melbourne
VIC

I also would be interested if anyone has any reviews? We just paid our $2,000 to proceed to the next stage the few reviews i have found online are all really good...…

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mclare
Jun 08, 2016 3:58 pm
mclare
miscbunch
miscbunch
8 June 2016

SBM demolition feedback

SBM demolition feedback
VIC

Hi Has anyone use SBM Demolition before? I am planning to demolish a residential property.

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miscbunch
Jun 08, 2016 3:09 pm
LillyBell
LillyBell
8 June 2016

Duplex Knock Down Rebuild - Drummoyne

Duplex Knock Down Rebuild - Drummoyne
NSW

I am looking for builders for a KDR 2 story Duplex on a narrow block - 13.5m block width in Drummoyne,Canada Bay Council NSW. Our block meets the min sq foot requirement…

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LillyBell
Jun 08, 2016 2:09 pm
Houseandhorse
Houseandhorse
7 June 2016

H&H's acreage build - We are in!

H&H's acreage build - We are in!
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Thanks! Colour is Wattyl Earth Child.

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Houseandhorse
Jun 07, 2016 10:42 pm
Houseandhorse
Building4my3tots
Building4my3tots
7 June 2016

Custom Bearers and Joists on Sloping Block - Home Stretch

Custom Bearers and Joists on Sloping Block - Home Stretch
NSW
1 ... 42, 43, 44

Welcome back Abz! Still so Jelly about your 5 week holiday! Now you can settle down and really enjoy it! Sent from my iPhone using tapatalk

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Building4my3tots
Jun 07, 2016 8:22 pm
Building4my3tots
Pixielix
Pixielix
7 June 2016

Plantation Shutters Sydney

Plantation Shutters Sydney
NSW

Hills district is where we are building

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Pixielix
Jun 07, 2016 6:49 pm
Pixielix
jhiace
jhiace
7 June 2016

Building with Hudson Homes Sydney

Building with Hudson Homes Sydney
NSW

They are like others.. We are building with Hudson Homes, and are ready for plastering.. Things have been moving quick until now. Communication is an issue, we get updates…

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jhiace
Jun 07, 2016 5:39 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
7 June 2016

Riverwalk @Werribee

Riverwalk @Werribee
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi Riverwalkers, We are looking at purchasing a block in the next 2 releases (17 or 18). Anyone know what will be released after 19A and B? I would love to know what will…

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First_Timer_Ray
Jun 07, 2016 2:39 pm
First_Timer_Ray
Jasonm1
Jasonm1
7 June 2016

Benchtop Upgrades

Benchtop Upgrades
VIC

I upgraded to alpine white and was charged $500. We also have 40mm stone.

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Jasonm1
Jun 07, 2016 1:21 pm
Gilbert106
Gilbert106
6 June 2016

Redink

Redink
WA
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Busy busy :) Are you happy with Redink?

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Gilbert106
Jun 06, 2016 3:43 pm
Gilbert106
jmasood
jmasood
5 June 2016

Building New house, need advise on important things to look

Building New house, need advise on important things to look
VIC

Mimosa is pretty renown in Victoria now especially in West and North. Product review rating is also good and majority of people have commented good about them.

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jmasood
Jun 05, 2016 10:13 pm
jmasood

Porter Davis plaza 44

Porter Davis plaza 44
VIC

We are planning to do this too. We are just getting Porter Davis to install the gas line and then we are buying a gas fireplace from an external supplier. If you give PD…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Jun 05, 2016 8:25 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Charley
Charley
5 June 2016

Anyone building with Burbank?

Anyone building with Burbank?
VIC

We had a shopping list package and a lot of things said included. Yes, it is a bit vague. My 2016 build viewtopic.php?t=81011

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Charley
Jun 05, 2016 7:48 pm
Natalie92
Natalie92
5 June 2016

HGWA BUILD "THE HOUSTON"

HGWA BUILD "THE HOUSTON"
WA
1 ... 33, 34, 35

We had to add them we just had 1 in the each toilet so I added 1 to both bathrooms. I have to submit my maintenance list on Tuesday as due in by the 10th June Only things…

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Natalie92
Jun 05, 2016 4:55 pm
Natalie92
M and T
M and T
5 June 2016

White laminate advice

White laminate advice
QLD

We actually used upgraded internal doors for our wardrobe doors. They were just made in a narrow size. Welcome to our new Metricon Henderson

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M and T
Jun 05, 2016 1:15 pm
M and T
Amanda1G1
Amanda1G1
5 June 2016

Griffith Facade

Griffith Facade
VIC

Hi, we have chosen the Griffith façade and porter davis only have the computer generated image. Just wondering if anyone could share a picture of this façade if you have…

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Amanda1G1
Jun 05, 2016 12:08 pm
LucyBear
LucyBear
4 June 2016

Help me to choose facade

Help me to choose facade
VIC

I prefer 1 or 3 if that's an option.

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LucyBear
Jun 04, 2016 2:01 pm
Luinel
Luinel
4 June 2016

Porter Davis Rochford 34 - Anyone building or in the process

Porter Davis Rochford 34 - Anyone building or in the process
VIC

Did anyone build a rochford 34? Just wanted to check if your 1st floor elevation A(garage side) had brickwork or rendered cement board as standard? We are being charged…

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Luinel
Jun 04, 2016 1:10 am
ItalianGal
ItalianGal
3 June 2016

Anyone done a render in Colorbond "Dune"?

Anyone done a render in Colorbond "Dune"?

My last house was entirely rendered in dune with a small feature to break it up

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1957
ItalianGal
Jun 03, 2016 6:43 pm
ItalianGal
emilyb35
emilyb35
3 June 2016

Burbank Build 2015

Burbank Build 2015
VIC

How did the build go?

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emilyb35
Jun 03, 2016 5:48 pm
AUS112
AUS112
3 June 2016

Pool installation before home is built or after?

Pool installation before home is built or after?
VIC

I would suggest doing your installation afterwards. Building a new home creates plenty of dust. If you install a swim spa first, you're going to have to keep it covered…

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AUS112
Jun 03, 2016 1:44 pm
Ewing33
Ewing33
3 June 2016

Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend

Rawson Homes - Our dream home journey - Metford 28 Trend
NSW
1 ... 81, 82, 83

Can anybody tell me what constitutes " BUILDING WORKS " is it when they commence construction? or is it when they commence their required processes to build your home? ie,…

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Ewing33
Jun 03, 2016 12:43 pm
ItalianGal
ItalianGal
3 June 2016

Bi-fold vs stackers

Bi-fold vs stackers
QLD
1, 2

I know this post is old.... But last comment (above mine) sums it up well. When a bi-fold is closed it looks aweful with all the panels....whereas the stacker is fully…

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ItalianGal
Jun 03, 2016 8:00 am
ItalianGal
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mummyof5
Jun 02, 2016 11:56 pm
mummyof5
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Nyan
Jun 02, 2016 7:13 pm
thech_nerd
thech_nerd
1 June 2016

Carlisle Homes - Matisse 29

Carlisle Homes - Matisse 29
VIC

love to see your house crusinggirl76! we are just about build the same house

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thech_nerd
Jun 01, 2016 10:15 pm
thech_nerd
Oscarblue
Oscarblue
1 June 2016

Barrington Homes- Highly Recommend

Barrington Homes- Highly Recommend
NSW

Hi Jensenelle Thanks for the great feedback! We are interested in a couple of Barrington Homes designs to build in Wilton.....I hope we can also write a glowing referral…

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Oscarblue
Jun 01, 2016 9:50 pm
skyler
skyler
1 June 2016

Inspection at PCI or After PCI [Before Getting Keys]

Inspection at PCI or After PCI [Before Getting Keys]
NSW

An inspector has below recommendation re pre-handover inspection: "In regards to our pre-handover inspections, we recommend to carry out this inspection just before your…

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skyler
Jun 01, 2016 3:26 pm
skyler
Ozden86
Ozden86
1 June 2016

Boutique Homes

Boutique Homes
VIC

Hi Marjencait, I am currently building with Boutique homes in Melbourne West and I have been very pleased with our build. We hired an independent inspector (Darbecca)…

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Ozden86
Jun 01, 2016 11:03 am
heatherkam
heatherkam
31 May 2016

Playford Alive build - Homestead Sandridge

Playford Alive build - Homestead Sandridge
SA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Looks like a display home, your floors are so shiny!! Have you got roller blinds already installed too? I didn't notice them at first in your alfresco they blend in like…

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heatherkam
May 31, 2016 10:58 pm
heatherkam
Stewie D
Stewie D
31 May 2016

show me your retaining wall

show me your retaining wall
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Yes, the ones that have had decent applications of waterproofing on them. Too often the builders or owners skimp on this and as a result water gets absorbed by the blocks…

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Stewie D
May 31, 2016 10:13 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
31 May 2016

Can you insist on fixed site costs?

Can you insist on fixed site costs?
NSW

I wouldn't believe anything a salesman tells me they are just messengers for the builder. there job is to 1. sell the sizzle in the BBQ and keep well clear of siteworks…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 31, 2016 6:32 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Just3ofus
Just3ofus
30 May 2016

Best rear north aspect floor plan

Best rear north aspect floor plan
NSW

Ddarroch thank you for taking the time to give such a detailed reply. I really appreciate it. The reason we want the garage on the eastern side is because we're adding a…

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Just3ofus
May 30, 2016 3:46 pm
mohit_p
mohit_p
30 May 2016

Building New Home - Jordan Springs - BellRiver

Building New Home - Jordan Springs - BellRiver
NSW

Just got email lot 6021-6147 registered and ready for settlement ! yay!

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mohit_p
May 30, 2016 2:30 pm
Althom
Althom
30 May 2016

Building with Dale Alcock...regrets already

Building with Dale Alcock...regrets already
WA

Have you had the DAH Site Supervisor "look" yet? The one where when you point out a very obvious and very major issue to them they look at you like you're something they…

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Althom
May 30, 2016 11:52 am
Althom
Tooraweena
Tooraweena
30 May 2016

Building with Dale Alcock in Baldivis

Building with Dale Alcock in Baldivis
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

How was your handover? Ours was SO underwhelming and there are still so many outstanding items :(

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Tooraweena
May 30, 2016 11:20 am
Building4my3tots
Building4my3tots
29 May 2016

KDR Epping

KDR Epping
NSW

I love the Balmoral! we based our design around it too.

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Building4my3tots
May 30, 2016 12:52 am
Building4my3tots
mudmap
mudmap
29 May 2016

Botanic Homes - any feedback ?

Botanic Homes - any feedback ?
VIC

Another Builder gone bust. How does this happen? As mentioned above traddies get screwed and at this stage the home owners have got nothing but a mortgage on a partially…

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mudmap
May 29, 2016 10:36 pm
laymyhat
laymyhat
29 May 2016

Perth Builder misleading us. What to do?

Perth Builder misleading us. What to do?
WA

Yes they are only giving us a token. I am really dissatisfied with the "resolution". They have also renegged on other resolutions 5 times already so the $3k is probs BS…

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laymyhat
May 29, 2016 10:06 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 May 2016

Land Slope

Land Slope
NSW

In a lot of cases the siteworks will go up as per what im says above and they will simply cut and fill to suit. Be prepared for some substantial engineering costs as a…

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Stewie D
May 29, 2016 12:25 pm


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