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Jackula
Jackula
7 March 2016

Requirement for Windows in rooms?

Requirement for Windows in rooms?
VIC

When we built ours, our builder said any room that's not a bathroom will be considered habitable. Just doing some quick googling, it appears you're correct, the Laundry…

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Jackula
Mar 07, 2016 2:44 pm
Matt_Gleeson
Matt_Gleeson
7 March 2016

Anyone built with Dixon Home, North Queensland?

Anyone built with Dixon Home, North Queensland?
QLD

If you have any fears, please send me a PM, I know the Townsville market pretty well.

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Matt_Gleeson
Mar 07, 2016 12:19 pm
firsthomebuy
firsthomebuy
7 March 2016

Why would a draftsman dedign this?

Why would a draftsman dedign this?

As per what Bashworth has already asked... did you change your mind about what sort of hot water system you wanted after the plans were drawn ? Stewie I…

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firsthomebuy
Mar 07, 2016 9:01 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
6 March 2016

Building our first home with Sterling Homes "Watervale 176".

Building our first home with Sterling Homes "Watervale 176".
SA

Jaycastle you may find Sterling homes (among my least preferred builders) have adopted a stalling attitude, we encountered with Fairmont a few years ago, when an owner…

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Uncle Arfur
Mar 06, 2016 6:22 am
vuster
vuster
6 March 2016

Has anyone built a pool during a build with Metricon?

Has anyone built a pool during a build with Metricon?
VIC

Hi, I am planning to get a pool built after Metricon has done the site cut. I've had a read of Metricon's guidelines and interested to know if anyone has had experience…

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vuster
Mar 06, 2016 12:50 am
vuster
ChantalMaree
ChantalMaree
5 March 2016

Building in Emerald Park (Wellard) with Easystart Homes

Building in Emerald Park (Wellard) with Easystart Homes
WA

Welcome to Homeone and the Easystart Family! We are building with easystart too in Ellenbrook. I had a look at the plan online... its a good one :) Low…

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ChantalMaree
Mar 05, 2016 4:40 pm
ChantalMaree
turumakina
turumakina
5 March 2016

Changing wardrobe doors to sliding with Plantation?

Changing wardrobe doors to sliding with Plantation?
QLD

Ours was $429 per room for mirrored sliding doors. We are building the Sahara Belle if that helps

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turumakina
Mar 05, 2016 12:18 pm
kyliebsmith
kyliebsmith
5 March 2016

Does your builder offer an online portal?

Does your builder offer an online portal?
WA

Where abouts have the photos been uploaded to? I don't think our SS puts photos on (or at least I couldn't find the spot they'd be?). I loved our online thing, I was on…

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kyliebsmith
Mar 05, 2016 1:41 am
sunrays
sunrays
4 March 2016

Retaining Wall Issue

Retaining Wall Issue
WA

How close is their retaining wall compared to yours? Ask them these questions to understand if levels would have changed at all on your end as a result.

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sunrays
Mar 04, 2016 11:21 pm
sunrays
sunrays
4 March 2016

variation charges after soil and contour test

variation charges after soil and contour test
ACT

Why will you sign the build contract before your land got titled. $1k variation sounds ok as it is a structural change after signing the contract. No builder is…

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sunrays
Mar 04, 2016 11:10 pm
Tribe7
Tribe7
4 March 2016

Coral Homes slightly modified Longreach

Coral Homes slightly modified Longreach
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Sounds like your smashing out the job list coastal. Isn't it mental you have to clean a brand new house from top to toe . What happened with your window? Ohhhhh I…

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Tribe7
Mar 04, 2016 9:48 pm
Tribe7
dharmesh
dharmesh
4 March 2016

Is anyone building at Heritage Heights - St Helens Park ?

Is anyone building at Heritage Heights - St Helens Park ?
NSW

Is Anyone else building at Heritage Heights? We were initially informed about land regsiteration in March 2016, but no news so far.

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dharmesh
Mar 04, 2016 8:29 pm
DSILVAP
DSILVAP
4 March 2016

Anyone heard of turnkeyhomes?

Anyone heard of turnkeyhomes?
VIC

Hello, I signed a contract with Turnkeyhomes.biz in mid 2014 . Sadly I am still waiting for them to start the house build. I am not happy with their service. They do…

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DSILVAP
Mar 04, 2016 4:53 pm
lizbf85
lizbf85
4 March 2016

Porter Davis advantage Homes - Tender Appointment?

Porter Davis advantage Homes - Tender Appointment?
VIC

how did you go? my thought is that you would be pushing for time with a start date for May... ha! ::: well we are still waiting to hear back from our SC…

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lizbf85
Mar 04, 2016 11:02 am
braddy_
braddy_
4 March 2016

Electricity Bill While building a house???

Electricity Bill While building a house???
1, 2

erm, why not? I think it is completely fair to expect a trades person to provide 100% of the service they are selling you.

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braddy_
Mar 04, 2016 7:18 am
firsthome2
firsthome2
3 March 2016

Who is building with Wincrest Home

Who is building with Wincrest Home
NSW

I don't go with them at the end. I am still building with a small builder. It is being dragging on unfortunately, not what I had expected to be.

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firsthome2
Mar 03, 2016 9:12 pm
vikram_lodhiya
vikram_lodhiya
3 March 2016

Riva 29 from Carlisle Homes

Riva 29 from Carlisle Homes
VIC

Hi Riva 29 from Carlisle Homes is beautiful house. i will like to build same plan however Carlisle prices are too high, does anyone know similar plan with another builder??

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vikram_lodhiya
Mar 03, 2016 3:44 pm
Wilko91
Wilko91
3 March 2016

Looking for good building contractor

Looking for good building contractor
SA

Hey Jignesh, I am currently in the admin phase with Fairmont. We didn't look at statesman but did compare with a bespoke builder and Rivergum homes. Fairmont won hands…

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Wilko91
Mar 03, 2016 1:39 pm
Wilko91
zc12345
zc12345
3 March 2016

Anyone built with Wincrest Home builder in Sydney?

Anyone built with Wincrest Home builder in Sydney?
NSW

good answer. thanks morningstar. There are so many other builders out there with better reputation and excellent track record. I think i will prepare to pay a little…

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zc12345
Mar 03, 2016 1:32 pm
red15
red15
3 March 2016

General construction cost breakdown

General construction cost breakdown
NSW

Not sure how detailed our pricing was. I will try to check when I get home from work.

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red15
Mar 03, 2016 11:31 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
3 March 2016

onsite stormwater detention system

onsite stormwater detention system
NSW
1, 2

I drew some plans for a local builder a few years ago for a new house. Part of the DA was for a new swimming pool as well. Basix required a rainwater tank of 30,000L so he…

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Stewie D
Mar 03, 2016 11:24 am
red15
red15
3 March 2016

Post-handover costs

Post-handover costs
NSW

Wow, that's great, I was expecting to be way over 10K for all those things, although I think we'll have some expensive landscaping costs because we need to add a retaining…

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red15
Mar 03, 2016 10:02 am
Buildem
Buildem
3 March 2016

Anyone build with Zac homes?

Anyone build with Zac homes?
NSW

Hi guys looking to follow up some journeys building with Zac homes.

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Buildem
Mar 03, 2016 9:29 am

Single garage or double garage

Single garage or double garage
NSW

That's a question we can't really answer for you, you will have to check your contract and council regulations to see what they say. Perhaps you could get an…

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Justalittlebithippy
Mar 02, 2016 8:51 pm
Robynde
Robynde
2 March 2016

Building with Bella Queensland

Building with Bella Queensland
QLD

Hello, Bella Homes seem to be a decent company, but maybe too early to tell. Just starting to build our house with them.

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Robynde
Mar 02, 2016 7:04 pm
LednCoise
LednCoise
2 March 2016

Building with Champion Homes?

Building with Champion Homes?
NSW

Thanks for the feed back. That sounds scary, I hope the owners get their house built soon.

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LednCoise
Mar 02, 2016 4:51 pm

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MrsJM
Mar 02, 2016 4:15 pm
MrsJM
HDRider
HDRider
2 March 2016

10m wide lot in Sydney. Allworth, Elderton or other builder?

10m wide lot in Sydney. Allworth, Elderton or other builder?
NSW

Hi ejhomes, did you find any builder? I recently bought same size land and now in process of finding builder. I have similar budget as yours, and upgrade…

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HDRider
Mar 02, 2016 9:09 am
zc12345
zc12345
2 March 2016

Wincrest Homes - External Administration? Would you build?

Wincrest Homes - External Administration? Would you build?
NSW

thanks jj1 =) i love this forum . ppl like yourself do look out for other ppl. I have search the forum and over the 3 years period there still was not much discussion…

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zc12345
Mar 02, 2016 8:41 am
kyliebsmith
kyliebsmith
2 March 2016

PCI coming up - help needed for repaired roof tiles

PCI coming up - help needed for repaired roof tiles
WA

I know out ss stated that he would give a couple left over tiles as tiles are done in batches and the colour can change. However those look quite different. I wouldn't…

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kyliebsmith
Mar 02, 2016 1:54 am
pidge.72
pidge.72
1 March 2016

Allara estate Eglinton

Allara estate Eglinton
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I know its really comming along now. ... Can't wait to move in. .... dreading the sand though. ...

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pidge.72
Mar 01, 2016 5:36 pm
pidge.72
zc12345
zc12345
1 March 2016

Custom design home

Custom design home
NSW

who is integrity homes?

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zc12345
Mar 01, 2016 4:06 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
1 March 2016

Fed up already!

Fed up already!
NSW

no sure how youre going around in circles? that bit is not clear. As Stewie pointed out in the post above, there are a number of tasks you can complete to get value for…

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Ponzu
Mar 01, 2016 10:03 am
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stinkybuns
Mar 01, 2016 9:32 am
Emmz70
Emmz70
29 February 2016

Metricon Glendale 39 questions

Metricon Glendale 39 questions
SA

Hi and welcome nice too see yet another Glendale outdoors and portico are definitely concrete. A/c they don't allow own suppliers in until handover. Depending on…

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Emmz70
Feb 29, 2016 9:41 pm
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Zebrah
Feb 29, 2016 7:28 pm
Zebrah
Steph23
Steph23
29 February 2016

Sharon's Build HGWA countdown to splashback

Sharon's Build HGWA countdown to splashback
WA
1 ... 92, 93, 94

Hey cupcakes! Just wondering if your having any troubles with your black tiles? I've got the same and find them so hard to keep clean, seems like every mark shows up…

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Steph23
Feb 29, 2016 6:42 pm
jasminelee_86
jasminelee_86
29 February 2016

Prestart 05/02/15

Prestart 05/02/15
WA

We are building with home group wa and pre start is on wednesday

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jasminelee_86
Feb 29, 2016 6:28 pm
jasminelee_86
Neth04
Neth04
28 February 2016

Boral Oak Velour bricks

Boral Oak Velour bricks
VIC

We have selected Oak velour but haven't started our build yet. We have got a list of addresses of the houses where Oak Velour bricks have been used, though. You can get…

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Neth04
Feb 28, 2016 11:21 pm
blue_destiny
blue_destiny
28 February 2016

What costs did you get back from your builder at the end of

What costs did you get back from your builder at the end of
VIC

Hi PolkaDots, $300 is a lot of money. If your land just recently settled, there shouldn't be any rubbish or vegetation. Take a photo of the site before site scrap and…

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blue_destiny
Feb 28, 2016 9:54 pm
Modernist71
Modernist71
28 February 2016

Modernist Inspired House Build

Modernist Inspired House Build
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Thankyou PVBuild.....we have river views which i love in the morning while having a coffee...

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Modernist71
Feb 28, 2016 7:40 pm
TomCat
TomCat
28 February 2016

Building Simonds -Como (Vanstone Way Redland Bay)

Building Simonds -Como (Vanstone Way Redland Bay)
QLD

Yes get your site level first. Hire your own earth moving contractor if you like. We had a slope of 1 metre from front down to back. We couldn't find a builder that would…

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TomCat
Feb 28, 2016 2:02 am
TomCat
MJT
MJT
28 February 2016

South @ Seaford Meadows

South @ Seaford Meadows
SA
1 ... 36, 37, 38

Yeah seems like the requirements say all new homes must have a rainwater provision, and a rainwater tank fitted prior to occupation, except for estates or councils where…

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MJT
Feb 28, 2016 1:45 am
kramotax
kramotax
27 February 2016

Anyone building at George's Fair, Moorebank?

Anyone building at George's Fair, Moorebank?
NSW
1 ... 304, 305, 306

Hi, Anyone can recommend landscaper who can excavate to flatten our backyard and build some retaining walls? thanks

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kramotax
Feb 27, 2016 11:41 pm
Gary57
Gary57
27 February 2016

Who has built on a sloping block? Unknown costs?

Who has built on a sloping block? Unknown costs?
VIC

Depending on the slope , you can take advantages on the fall . Retaining walls can be incorporated as part of the building, increasing the size of the building even to the…

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Gary57
Feb 27, 2016 12:51 pm
kh2016
kh2016
26 February 2016

Who's built a new home with ICF in Sydney?

Who's built a new home with ICF in Sydney?

Hi, We are looking at building a home in Hornsby with ICF. Does anyone have any experience with this product and could provide me with advice? It would be great to…

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kh2016
Feb 26, 2016 10:41 am
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Perth_Euro
Feb 26, 2016 1:20 am
Dan122
Dan122
25 February 2016

Land contour n geotechnical survey report

Land contour n geotechnical survey report
NSW

Always beeter to over engineer then under engineer. The slab is more important then any of the pretty add ons.

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Dan122
Feb 25, 2016 10:40 pm
brett-85
brett-85
25 February 2016

masterton symphony aquilo bonnells bay

masterton symphony aquilo bonnells bay
NSW

Im building with masterton at bonnells bay im wondering what peoples opinions are on the temperzone ac or am i better off upgrading?

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brett-85
Feb 25, 2016 8:43 pm
Charley
Charley
25 February 2016

Corner block advice please

Corner block advice please
NSW
1, 2

Premier homes also do them I think viewtopic.php?t=81011

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Charley
Feb 25, 2016 4:51 pm


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