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Robzilr
Robzilr
21 November 2015

Avonlee Stage 6 Brabham W.A

Avonlee Stage 6 Brabham W.A
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hello neighbours, I am wondering what turf types you have decided on other than artificial, I have a larger block on Park Street so it is important I make the right…

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Robzilr
Nov 21, 2015 10:16 pm
Robzilr
dianaahilton
dianaahilton
21 November 2015

Cost of Bricklaying in Melbourne

Cost of Bricklaying in Melbourne
VIC

Brick layers usually charge in two ways - either on an hourly basis or per brick basis. The hourly rate for a brick layer tends to be around $37-53 . The rate per brick…

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dianaahilton
Nov 21, 2015 9:41 pm
dianaahilton
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mandy+steve
Nov 21, 2015 10:43 am
mandy+steve
mishb
mishb
21 November 2015

Holiday house in Central Victoria

Holiday house in Central Victoria
VIC

We're looking at building a holiday house on acreage, near Heathcote. We're thinking of going the modular/kit route for cost control and simplicity. But we'd also…

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mishb
Nov 21, 2015 10:35 am
MmmmBalf
MmmmBalf
21 November 2015

What is the point of sliding window locks?

What is the point of sliding window locks?
SA

Hubby and I had handover of our new house last week. Our builder installed keyed window locks on our property but I have only just found out (after being burgled 4 days…

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MmmmBalf
Nov 21, 2015 10:08 am
MmmmBalf
oneJohn
oneJohn
21 November 2015

Has anyone chosen "Evening Haze" colour...

Has anyone chosen "Evening Haze" colour...
VIC

Based on the colour calibration work I've done to model our house, I agree that Evening Haze is a close match to the colour of off-white mortar (off-white cement + white…

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oneJohn
Nov 21, 2015 8:39 am
oneJohn
MmmmBalf
MmmmBalf
21 November 2015

Ideas for nice large single story homes ?

Ideas for nice large single story homes ?

G.J Gardner Homes have a number of large single storey homes with frontages around 28m. I haven't built with them, so can't give an opinion on their build - I believe…

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MmmmBalf
Nov 21, 2015 8:16 am
MmmmBalf
MalSannie
MalSannie
21 November 2015

Yanchep ( Capricorn build )

Yanchep ( Capricorn build )
WA

Oh how lovely - we're due PCI on the 30th (fingers crossed) - good luck for yours too

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MalSannie
Nov 21, 2015 4:26 am
MalSannie
MalSannie
MalSannie
21 November 2015

Our house in the middle of the street _ Splash of green!

Our house in the middle of the street _ Splash of green!
VIC
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hi DD - I hope you've had some positive progress on your home? Bet you can't wait for your holiday are you visiting family?

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MalSannie
Nov 21, 2015 4:25 am
MalSannie
Gunna
Gunna
20 November 2015

Coral Homes - Termite System

Coral Homes - Termite System
QLD

Coral uses a visual barrier. There is no termimesh or anything like that. This is what it should look…

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Gunna
Nov 20, 2015 7:44 pm
kiwiinmelbourne
kiwiinmelbourne
20 November 2015

Recommendations for a builder

Recommendations for a builder
VIC

Hi guys, Just after a recommendation for a builder who is competent to build off a set of plans. Was hoping for some pictures as well off the "final product". Builder must…

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kiwiinmelbourne
Nov 20, 2015 12:18 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
20 November 2015

First home builder and water tanks

First home builder and water tanks
NSW

It almost certainly would have been…

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SaveH2O
Nov 20, 2015 11:36 am
SaveH2O
S-Jade
S-Jade
20 November 2015

Ben Trager Homes - Banksia Grove - Handover

Ben Trager Homes - Banksia Grove - Handover
WA
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Can't wait to see some pic's of the final look with furniture etc.

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S-Jade
Nov 20, 2015 7:50 am
Lindeli
Lindeli
20 November 2015

How to get untitled land valued

How to get untitled land valued
VIC

They can value from plans, formally approve finance then goes to unconditional once titled.

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Lindeli
Nov 20, 2015 5:41 am
Baltimore
Baltimore
19 November 2015

Commodore homes

Commodore homes
WA

It's delay after delay , construction started on November 2014 and now after three months of delay for stone bench top which already been installed on this Tuesday now…

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Baltimore
Nov 19, 2015 10:45 pm
perthgirl16
perthgirl16
19 November 2015

Kitchen CeiIing Issues

Kitchen CeiIing Issues
NSW

Definitely go the higher ceilings - I have mine right to the ceiling - great storage and it looks wonderful !! My idea!!!

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perthgirl16
Nov 19, 2015 10:42 pm
Decka
Decka
19 November 2015

Site not energised!! use of Generator

Site not energised!! use of Generator
WA

If you go ahead with the generator make sure you get a detailed quote for the time period, this will save you from any nasty surprises.

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Decka
Nov 19, 2015 9:47 pm
Decka
vivmak
vivmak
19 November 2015

Tiling after handover project home.

Tiling after handover project home.
NSW

Thanks Gunna. We changed flooring after signing contract. At the moment SS is the only person responding office is not even acknowledging emails.

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vivmak
Nov 19, 2015 6:41 pm
psyherin
psyherin
19 November 2015

Land Valuation came back lower

Land Valuation came back lower
QLD

hope things work out for you. We were in the same situation. Our land is not yet titled and we had gone with CBA directly and when they did our valuation it was under…

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psyherin
Nov 19, 2015 2:07 pm
psyherin
perthgirl16
perthgirl16
19 November 2015

In-Vogue Build at Champion Lakes (WA)

In-Vogue Build at Champion Lakes (WA)
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Thanks for that Honeywood builder !!! Have sent a message thru to Mark. Our other Building Inspector for Brickwork and lock up reports was so thorough - but he has…

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perthgirl16
Nov 19, 2015 1:15 pm
Narrewarren01
Narrewarren01
19 November 2015

Anyone building with MainVue Homes

Anyone building with MainVue Homes
VIC
1 ... 37, 38, 39

anyone building the Aegean from mainvue??

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Narrewarren01
Nov 19, 2015 12:08 pm
pheazoid
pheazoid
19 November 2015

Sloping Block on a Budget

Sloping Block on a Budget
NSW

We were looking at the same thing. We have a sloping block with the same amount of slope at the front. Building in Northwestern Sydney. However, each builder we have been…

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pheazoid
Nov 19, 2015 10:42 am
pheazoid
SHSConsultants
SHSConsultants
19 November 2015

How to find out wind classification for my area

How to find out wind classification for my area
NSW

check the bca region map for climatic regions. However for a specif wind rating it is done per site. The topography, slope of the land, proximity to other buildings,…

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SHSConsultants
Nov 19, 2015 9:31 am
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Another_1
Nov 19, 2015 8:09 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 November 2015

after prestart more money for siteworks

after prestart more money for siteworks
WA

Hi Tush231 Ouch... I suggest you get the (proper) Geotech report and Engineering Details and get another opinion of the costs before you proceed any further.. BTW who did…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 18, 2015 11:03 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Baltimore
Baltimore
18 November 2015

Building contract variation

Building contract variation
WA

Anyone advise please, my builder sent me new variation of building contract extension reason delay in stone bench top , the builder asking us to sign the variation and…

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Baltimore
Nov 18, 2015 10:38 pm
GSP07R
GSP07R
18 November 2015

Fridge in pantry or not?

Fridge in pantry or not?
VIC

also a point to think about. You can only get a fridge wide enough to fit through the WIP door. if later on you need a bigger fridge due to more kids or them growing up it…

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GSP07R
Nov 18, 2015 8:05 pm
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Lindeli
Nov 18, 2015 8:01 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
18 November 2015

Aspireon Build Eliza Ponds

Aspireon Build Eliza Ponds
WA
1, 2

Love to see some updated pics when you get a chance, Roscoes. Pity about your curved wall - hope you can get resolution.

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PVBuild
Nov 18, 2015 12:38 pm
Allypally
Allypally
18 November 2015

Haywards Bay East Point Estate

Haywards Bay East Point Estate
NSW
1, 2

Release 7 was finally registered on Friday 13th November 2015. Release 8 is expected on Friday 20th November 2015

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Allypally
Nov 18, 2015 10:58 am
Allypally
TashPaul
TashPaul
18 November 2015

Please help! - site/slab question (confused!!)

Please help! - site/slab question (confused!!)
VIC

Thanks Man1, I will email the builder in a few weeks when I am sure that the engineering plans have been finished, and ask for a copy. Bashworth, yes there is a…

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TashPaul
Nov 18, 2015 7:31 am
TashPaul
mona79
mona79
17 November 2015

Barrington Homes - Awesome experience -

Barrington Homes - Awesome experience -
NSW

I just wanted to post about our extremely positive experience with our recent build with Barrington Homes. Anyone considering building them will not be disappointed based…

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mona79
Nov 17, 2015 2:47 pm
KoalaBare
KoalaBare
16 November 2015

Handover checklist - what's on your list?

Handover checklist - what's on your list?
NSW

This is how it is... Top and bottom of all doors must now be painted...not just wet areas or entry doors If you use your own sticky red dots and they are pushed flat then…

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KoalaBare
Nov 16, 2015 6:31 pm
ardasander
ardasander
16 November 2015

Is this enough ventilation for bathroom?

Is this enough ventilation for bathroom?
TAS

When it comes to ventilation, you should measure air changes per hour (ach). For wet areas recommended ach rate is between 6 and 10. So considering your bathroom is…

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ardasander
Nov 16, 2015 1:22 pm
KoalaBare
KoalaBare
16 November 2015

BRISBANE Area Independant building inspectors

BRISBANE Area Independant building inspectors
QLD
1, 2

I wouldn't touch Handovers.com with a barge pole. I worked as an inspector with them and saw some pretty suspect…

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KoalaBare
Nov 16, 2015 9:34 am
Man1
Man1
16 November 2015

Fairmont Newport at Greentree Walk

Fairmont Newport at Greentree Walk
SA
1, 2, 3

Hey iyeayo, I assume you are in now, what was your 'grand summary' as to how the build went!?

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Man1
Nov 16, 2015 7:07 am
King_Carl
King_Carl
15 November 2015

Architect design and built house

Architect design and built house
NSW

Hi Long time reader first time poster. I am currently building with Morrison Homes. I can recommend them. But it does depend what you're looking for. If you are still…

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King_Carl
Nov 15, 2015 8:37 pm
dachopper
dachopper
15 November 2015

ICF - Insulated Concrete Form Builds Australia

ICF - Insulated Concrete Form Builds Australia
WA

Hello everyone, My wife and I are considering doing an owner builder job on a double story house we have had planned for a couple years. It was originally planned as…

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dachopper
Nov 15, 2015 8:33 pm
BlueButterfly
BlueButterfly
15 November 2015

Anyone building in Essence, Maddingley/Bacchus Marsh?

Anyone building in Essence, Maddingley/Bacchus Marsh?
VIC

Hi, It's been a very exciting few weeks while my husband and I have been deciding on a block of land and builder for our very first home. We've just signed the land…

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BlueButterfly
Nov 15, 2015 5:17 pm
BlueButterfly
FYI
FYI
15 November 2015

Building with Vesta

Building with Vesta
NSW

Hi Guys I went through the tender process with Vesta. I initially paid $1000 as you would with most builders. I was given the "yes" approach, yes to everything,…

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FYI
Nov 15, 2015 3:17 pm
FYI
FYI
15 November 2015

House and land package at edmondson park

House and land package at edmondson park
NSW

Hi Riz, i was going to build with Vesta Homes and pulled out last minute. My advise if you to be document everything and reaffirm via email. My experience has not been…

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FYI
Nov 15, 2015 2:44 pm
shellby
shellby
15 November 2015

Fencing attached to brick wall?

Fencing attached to brick wall?

When I get my fence installed I will also be asking for a post for both side gates. I don't really want anything drilled into my brickwork to be honest. I would have…

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shellby
Nov 15, 2015 1:14 pm
shellby
philip01
philip01
15 November 2015

Help with Building

Help with Building

Are you in adelaide ? If so i can help

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philip01
Nov 15, 2015 12:51 pm
shellby
shellby
15 November 2015

How long does it take to build new one storey?

How long does it take to build new one storey?
NSW

I think it also depends on what they quoted for including in time - my build time in my contract is 124 days - this is 6 days a week days. Other builders would be 5 days a…

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shellby
Nov 15, 2015 12:21 pm
shellby

14/11/2015 Display Homes - 1 Lowset with frames and trusses, 2 highsets with lower floor…

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Roomeat
Nov 15, 2015 7:28 am
Roomeat
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perthgirl16
Nov 15, 2015 1:36 am
AKB
AKB
15 November 2015

Hamptons style display homes/builders in NSW

Hamptons style display homes/builders in NSW
NSW

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=63370&hilit=Hamptons&start=640 I can't remember who these guys built with but they built a stunning Hamptons style house over east

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AKB
Nov 14, 2015 11:03 pm
AKB
aalad
aalad
14 November 2015

Aurora Estate - Alex Avenue - Schofields

Aurora Estate - Alex Avenue - Schofields
NSW
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hi Donna, Thanks for keeping us updated. Today we had a quick look at the estate. It is coming up very well. Ours will be a hiebel house. Not sure how it going look…

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aalad
Nov 14, 2015 9:38 pm


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