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mcrowley
mcrowley
15 January 2016

DA - Utility Provider Requirements

DA - Utility Provider Requirements
NSW

Hi Deejay08 Thanks, issue in this case is builder is not appointed yet and I am acting temporarily as an owner builder to ensure my DA doesn't lapse and this is a…

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mcrowley
Jan 15, 2016 7:53 am
perthgirl16
perthgirl16
15 January 2016

Our BTH Build in Doubleview

Our BTH Build in Doubleview
WA
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OMG - we've had inspections at brickwork/ lockup and PCI - they have saved us -backed up what we knew to be a cr&ppy job and picked up so many more problems. Please ,…

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perthgirl16
Jan 15, 2016 12:25 am
perthgirl16
perthgirl16
15 January 2016

Anyone else regret building a new home?

Anyone else regret building a new home?
QLD
1, 2, 3

No progress as yet, however our case is at the lawyers and "being reasonable" or "being seen to be reasonable" even though you know they don't give a flying cr&p means…

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perthgirl16
Jan 15, 2016 12:23 am
Althom
Althom
15 January 2016

First meeting with site supervisor

First meeting with site supervisor
NSW

Ask him how many other builds he is supervising. That way you'll be able to work out how long he will be spending on our build every week. Probably going to be of the…

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Althom
Jan 14, 2016 11:54 pm
Althom
OllyOllyRumbah
OllyOllyRumbah
14 January 2016

Opticomm Estate - $1210 to connect - any feedback

Opticomm Estate - $1210 to connect - any feedback
QLD

Am building in an Opticomm estate and paid Hallmark Homes $880 to have Opticomm set up and have now been charged a further $330 by Opticomm for a connection fee. Thought…

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OllyOllyRumbah
Jan 14, 2016 4:13 pm
TomCat
TomCat
14 January 2016

Flooring company wants full payment before install, What the

Flooring company wants full payment before install, What the
SA

We had Carpet Call do our carpets and they asked for remaining $7k before install. We paid. Top job Our tiler who did a freaking awesome job, doing what looked like the…

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TomCat
Jan 14, 2016 3:42 pm
TomCat
OllyOllyRumbah
OllyOllyRumbah
14 January 2016

Poor quality plumbing - Hallmark Homes

Poor quality plumbing - Hallmark Homes
QLD

Your independent building inspector should be telling you that notwithstanding self-certification, workmanship fails skill and care test and is therefore in breach of…

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OllyOllyRumbah
Jan 14, 2016 2:53 pm
Tribe7
Tribe7
13 January 2016

Our new home in Brisbane's north

Our new home in Brisbane's north
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Do you think dark outdoor tiles would get really hot? We have all day sun to our alfresco? I just showed hubby your decking and he loves it. I do too, maybe we will deck…

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Tribe7
Jan 13, 2016 10:11 pm
Tribe7
clueless2009
clueless2009
13 January 2016

Henley Sahara Q2, Doreen

Henley Sahara Q2, Doreen
VIC

hi all hope your build going well and we like to check something out on the sahara q2 the starting price now is $289900. I have few questions on the upgrades that have…

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clueless2009
Jan 13, 2016 8:47 pm
deejay08
deejay08
13 January 2016

H3nl3y Homes - Bricks - at the PCI state - should I accept?

H3nl3y Homes - Bricks - at the PCI state - should I accept?
VIC
1, 2

Omg! You should not have to accept that poor level of bricking! Looks like my 7 year old did it...in nsw the building code states that level of workmanship should match…

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deejay08
Jan 13, 2016 4:47 pm
hasnon
hasnon
13 January 2016

Upper Point Cook

Upper Point Cook
VIC

Building in Stage 8 too! Hopefully their most recent estimation of titling in late February is accurate.

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hasnon
Jan 13, 2016 4:35 pm
hasnon
R_M
R_M
13 January 2016

Seeking feedback re: Stylemaster Homes

Seeking feedback re: Stylemaster Homes
QLD

Hi Musefan We are in the process of having our contracts drawn up with Stylemaster to build a Piazza. What helped us decide was plenty of positive feedback online about…

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R_M
Jan 13, 2016 1:34 pm
nikk86
nikk86
13 January 2016

Clarendon Homes changing promotional packages

Clarendon Homes changing promotional packages
NSW

Thanks for the reply. It's a joke isn't it. I can't believe that I have it in writing that the promotion is being changed for me as a variation and that they are now…

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nikk86
Jan 13, 2016 11:57 am
BronS
BronS
13 January 2016

Building With Redink in Lesmurdie

Building With Redink in Lesmurdie
WA

/Users/bronwynnsprogowski/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Masters/2015/12/15/20151215-184850/PC150697.JPG from the back

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BronS
Jan 13, 2016 12:42 am
perthgirl16
perthgirl16
13 January 2016

Final Inspection - Aussie Living Homes

Final Inspection - Aussie Living Homes
WA

OMG - that's terrible. Our list from our inspector at PCI was 90 pages. That was nearly 6 weeks ago and they have done very little that I can see. Hope things have worked out.

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perthgirl16
Jan 12, 2016 11:59 pm
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perthgirl16
Jan 12, 2016 11:49 pm
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
12 January 2016

36 Weeks build time & liquidated damages $1 per working day

36 Weeks build time & liquidated damages $1 per working day
NSW

Its a bit late now saying the LD's are unreasonably low when you've signed a contract I would have thought?

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Huggy_B
Jan 12, 2016 8:18 pm
Huggy_B
LawntonMan
LawntonMan
12 January 2016

Building in Lawnton, QLD, Plantation Homes

Building in Lawnton, QLD, Plantation Homes
QLD

Thank you for sharing all your feedback and your thoughts and experience. I'll definitely join that group and keep you posted. Cheers

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LawntonMan
Jan 12, 2016 11:26 am
7th_Cavalry
7th_Cavalry
11 January 2016

Building with Boutique Homes

Building with Boutique Homes
VIC
1, 2

we are building with Boutique homes how's the overall quality rating for the St. Tropez?

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7th_Cavalry
Jan 11, 2016 8:51 pm
7th_Cavalry
Saint Girl
Saint Girl
11 January 2016

Anyone out there building a MainVue Ivory?

Anyone out there building a MainVue Ivory?
VIC

We are building the MainVue Ivory 436. I can find lots of Amalfi fans but only one other Ivory. Anyone else??????

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Saint Girl
Jan 11, 2016 8:37 am
Saint Girl
Stewie D
Stewie D
11 January 2016

Gyprock Shaft Liner Panels for party wall in duplex?

Gyprock Shaft Liner Panels for party wall in duplex?
NSW

People on these forums will give you an opinion not based on hard facts. You are better off downloading a pdf of the product and looking at its fire resistant, thermal and…

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Stewie D
Jan 11, 2016 8:15 am
millyr75
millyr75
10 January 2016

What goes with Evening Haze Colour Bond Roof?

What goes with Evening Haze Colour Bond Roof?
NSW

We thought of painting the render Dune but are concerned that the house will then look too greyish. My husband is from the UK and grey houses remind him of the council…

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millyr75
Jan 10, 2016 9:01 pm
Jack75
Jack75
9 January 2016

Esperance Homes - Melbourne - they don't build in Brunswick

Esperance Homes - Melbourne - they don't build in Brunswick
VIC

Hi all, We live in Brunswick in Melbourne and we're looking to do a Knock Down Rebuild. We went and visited the Esperance Homes display home today in Keysborough…

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Jack75
Jan 09, 2016 5:18 pm
janidbest
janidbest
9 January 2016

Are worth this upgrades on basic home

Are worth this upgrades on basic home
VIC

Thanks for your suggestion @oneJohn.. sorry wasn't really sure how to use the forum here.. took me a while.. waiting to see our house.. just started it is in in slab stage now.

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janidbest
Jan 09, 2016 3:37 pm

Hi Everyone Were building in WA and noticed our ceiling joists that attach to the 31 courses aren't dyna bolted to the wall, it just has bits of pine joined to the…

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durance3
Jan 09, 2016 12:05 pm
surja
surja
9 January 2016

KDR:Coral Daydream 28:SW Sydney - Pendant/blind pics page 39

KDR:Coral Daydream 28:SW Sydney - Pendant/blind pics page 39
NSW
1 ... 38, 39, 40

Hi all please sharing how to monitor progress land settle. Thank you

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surja
Jan 09, 2016 10:30 am
Verdelho5T
Verdelho5T
9 January 2016

Building with beechwood in the Shoalhaven

Building with beechwood in the Shoalhaven
NSW

here is my advice. Go over your tender with fine tooth comb. Query any costs. Query any credits you feel you should be getting back for changes. We followed a lot of the…

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Verdelho5T
Jan 08, 2016 11:23 pm
toddzilla
toddzilla
8 January 2016

HELP! Electrical work after handover?

HELP! Electrical work after handover?
NSW

Saturn zen can be installed on plasterboard easily afterwards, however please pay the extra to get a neutral at the switch, for switching options Have you looked at the…

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toddzilla
Jan 08, 2016 7:22 pm
CharlesDaBeast
CharlesDaBeast
8 January 2016

12 Month Maintenance Period

12 Month Maintenance Period
VIC

Hi all In 4 months I'll be going through my 12 month maintenance check and would like any general advice on some of the not so obvious call outs that are easily missed.…

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CharlesDaBeast
Jan 08, 2016 7:07 am
CharlesDaBeast
CharlesDaBeast
8 January 2016

anyone building the aegean from mainvue???

anyone building the aegean from mainvue???
VIC

Sorry for the late reply. I built the Aegean 230 in Williamstown and have been living in it for 6 months. What would you like to know?

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CharlesDaBeast
Jan 08, 2016 6:59 am
Alleypally
Alleypally
7 January 2016

Buiding Inspector - Melbourne

Buiding Inspector - Melbourne
VIC

Hi Danny We are just about to start ours and we are using a company called Darbecca. I've not used them before but have been recommended by a few people on this forum.

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Alleypally
Jan 07, 2016 4:17 pm
Alleypally
jelbell55
jelbell55
7 January 2016

Burns Beach Build with Dale Alcock - We have Walls!!!

Burns Beach Build with Dale Alcock - We have Walls!!!
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

That is great news Herbie! Your build has gone by really fast. Glad there were only minor issues. Hope handover goes well for you :)

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jelbell55
Jan 07, 2016 10:14 am
Mustang30
Mustang30
7 January 2016

Simonds express homes

Simonds express homes
VIC

Hi Anj, Big thumbs up from me. I believe it is value for money. Simonds will start with saying " strictly no changes to the house"... but if you insist on few cosmetic…

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Mustang30
Jan 07, 2016 9:44 am
Joynz
Joynz
7 January 2016

Anyone built with Turnkey Homes in Melbourne?

Anyone built with Turnkey Homes in Melbourne?
VIC

Have you built with Turnkey? How was it? I am considering a knock down rebuild and picked up a brochure for Turnkey Homes. Their pricing includes the site costs in the…

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Joynz
Jan 07, 2016 4:56 am
vonsta76
vonsta76
6 January 2016

And our story begins...

And our story begins...
QLD

Thanks melandjohn! Settlement went as expected luckily (on my birthday, nice present!) Now just waiting on a contract back from head office.

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vonsta76
Jan 06, 2016 9:51 pm
vonsta76
zc12345
zc12345
6 January 2016

How detailed should a Building Contract be ?

How detailed should a Building Contract be ?
QLD

ok thanks. yeah i am in Sydney. a bit too far hahhaa

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zc12345
Jan 06, 2016 9:41 am
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
6 January 2016

Getting build quotes

Getting build quotes
WA

Around $5k is what we've agreed for the drawings/design. I know that's very cheap as quotes I received from a few designers were a percentage of our build cost and…

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lazandjohn
Jan 06, 2016 8:53 am
bigniqiu
bigniqiu
5 January 2016

building new fence (melbourne)

building new fence (melbourne)
VIC

hi guys, Need to ask a fence problem again. According to my approved plan, I need to build a 1.8m high fence. While consuling to fence company, they told me that I need…

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bigniqiu
Jan 05, 2016 4:25 pm
MattandErin
MattandErin
5 January 2016

Thinking of building..

Thinking of building..
VIC

Hi Maisy, Welcome to the Homeone Forums. Have a read through - lot's of other members have contributed heaps of ideas and things, some things may not be practical for…

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MattandErin
Jan 05, 2016 2:26 pm
MattandErin
danbiscuit
danbiscuit
5 January 2016

Anyone building with National Homes or builders under BGC?

Anyone building with National Homes or builders under BGC?
WA

Do you know that perception is BGC? I was one consider Perception but then I found out it BGC, so deal is off.

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danbiscuit
Jan 05, 2016 1:06 pm
danbiscuit
zc12345
zc12345
5 January 2016

Recommend Sydney - Soil Test and Contour Survey Contacts

Recommend Sydney - Soil Test and Contour Survey Contacts
NSW

Hello, Project Home builder vs Custom Builder - Soil Test and Survey Company ? Our family is looking at knock down rebuild and could not decide whether we should go to…

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zc12345
Jan 05, 2016 12:17 pm
Smiley77
Smiley77
5 January 2016

My first build South West WA - Taps, HWS

My first build South West WA - Taps, HWS
WA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Happy New Year to everyone Between Christmas and New Year, the fly screens were installed and they look pretty good. Even though the office is closed there was someone…

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Smiley77
Jan 05, 2016 9:28 am
Smiley77
shellby
shellby
4 January 2016

Who is paying the energy bills?

Who is paying the energy bills?
NSW

My builder gave me a letter with instructions on how to setup my electrical box as you need a ID number for it. They also ask for your electrician details and licence…

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shellby
Jan 04, 2016 8:37 pm
shellby
AdsF
AdsF
4 January 2016

Sliding corner door?

Sliding corner door?
QLD

When you order the doors ensure they have tracks for security doors. That's what I did on mine. Or you can do retractable as above but no security to them.

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AdsF
Jan 04, 2016 8:31 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
4 January 2016

Walk in Vs Built in Wardrobes

Walk in Vs Built in Wardrobes
NSW

I don't think a WIR would increase return on a holiday rental. It comes down to $ really, do you want to spend that money on floor space for wardrobe or spend that money…

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Leksie5000
Jan 04, 2016 6:03 pm
KittyHubbard
KittyHubbard
4 January 2016

Dale Alcock Stoneleight II

Dale Alcock Stoneleight II
WA

No i am not building with them just like the paint colour in this display so was curious as i would like it for my new build :D

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KittyHubbard
Jan 04, 2016 2:54 pm
1rocky
1rocky
4 January 2016

Brick and roof colors - HELP!

Brick and roof colors - HELP!
QLD

hi i have presto hotham and black colorbond roof check out my link

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1rocky
Jan 04, 2016 4:38 am
skaifep
skaifep
3 January 2016

Australian Building Company

Australian Building Company
VIC

Looking to build a 5 bed with downstairs master in Melbourne and found www.australianbuildingcompany.com.au at Aston Craigieburn , Kooyonga 39 house design seems to fit…

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skaifep
Jan 03, 2016 7:11 pm
Orpheus
Orpheus
3 January 2016

Building Metricon Glendale38

Building Metricon Glendale38
NSW
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hi G38! How are you settling in yr new home for the new year? Any house issues or defects? @ Orph build thread: viewtopic.php?t=78328 Dream Metricon Glendale 38 (Sydney)!

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Orpheus
Jan 03, 2016 6:53 pm
Orpheus


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