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Brett_d
Oct 01, 2016 10:27 pm
ItalianGal
ItalianGal
1 October 2016

TILING....Rectangle or Square????

TILING....Rectangle or Square????
NSW
1, 2

These days...nothing's cheap!!! Unfortunately

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ItalianGal
Oct 01, 2016 4:56 pm
ItalianGal
andyboiii
andyboiii
1 October 2016

Simonds Modified Palisade - Brentwood Forest - Frame is up!!

Simonds Modified Palisade - Brentwood Forest - Frame is up!!
QLD
1 ... 16, 17, 18

such a cool thread! I'm thinking of either going with the Palisade and the high ceiling or the Bolton with the high ceiling. Bolton MAY be too much for me in terms of…

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andyboiii
Oct 01, 2016 4:05 pm
andyboiii
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andyboiii
Oct 01, 2016 3:42 pm
andyboiii
jvstnholl
jvstnholl
1 October 2016

What brand switches and PP does your builder provide as stan

What brand switches and PP does your builder provide as stan
NSW

Just wondering what your builders provide as standard? And do use normally upgrade them?

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jvstnholl
Oct 01, 2016 3:09 pm
jvstnholl
TamDear18
TamDear18
1 October 2016

Building Permit for Retaining Wall

Building Permit for Retaining Wall
WA

Hi there, We are due to get our keys in the next 10days and are in the process of locking in trades for final services which we will do after handover. We are building a…

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TamDear18
Oct 01, 2016 10:06 am
TamDear18
Joker
Joker
30 September 2016

Stainless steel v marine grade stainless steel for outdoor

Stainless steel v marine grade stainless steel for outdoor
QLD

Marine grade generally for outdoors and wont rust, stainless steel for indoors where no water gets to it have seen plenty of rusty stainless steel marks on this type of…

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Joker
Sep 30, 2016 10:22 pm
howieman
howieman
30 September 2016

Requesting treated timber warranty from builder

Requesting treated timber warranty from builder
QLD

Hi guys I am currently building a new home and it is near completion. As a variation and added cost, I requested Hyne T2 timber to be used for the frame and trusses. I…

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howieman
Sep 30, 2016 10:03 pm
deepugjacob
deepugjacob
30 September 2016

Savannah 34 with Metricon

Savannah 34 with Metricon
NSW

Hi all I am new to this forum and I am very close to signing a contract with Metricon to build Savannah 34 at Cherrybrook NSW. Any suggestions or advice that I need to…

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deepugjacob
Sep 30, 2016 6:49 pm
newwyhouse2233
newwyhouse2233
30 September 2016

Anyone built with hotondo homes in newcastle or portstephen

Anyone built with hotondo homes in newcastle or portstephen
NSW

Has anyone built with hotondo with either the newcastle or portstephens group? Have read some mixed reviews, we are looking at them as they may be able to custome design…

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newwyhouse2233
Sep 30, 2016 12:43 pm
Dreambuild12
Dreambuild12
30 September 2016

Redoing the mcdonald jones kitchen after handover

Redoing the mcdonald jones kitchen after handover
NSW

Local kitchen company's in Newcastle and the hunter valley I would recommend both Hunter Kitchen King and Valley Kitchens. I have used both and have both produced an…

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Dreambuild12
Sep 30, 2016 7:26 am
Karini Castle1
Karini Castle1
30 September 2016

Anyone building in Caversham WA

Anyone building in Caversham WA
WA

Hi all This is my very first post but found the forum through Google and have been sweeping over it for a couple of days Anyway My partner and I are wanting to build in…

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Karini Castle1
Sep 30, 2016 4:27 am
cant decide
cant decide
29 September 2016

Small backyard

Small backyard
SA

Pinterest

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cant decide
Sep 29, 2016 6:07 pm
MrCat
MrCat
29 September 2016

Plumbing in slab or wall?

Plumbing in slab or wall?

Thanks for that shellby. I've noticed that about windows - there seems to be only a small increase in price the larger you get. Not sure if it's different where you are,…

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MrCat
Sep 29, 2016 12:26 pm
Ryalls_first_build
Ryalls_first_build
28 September 2016

Coral Homes - Longreach 33 - Clarence Town

Coral Homes - Longreach 33 - Clarence Town
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Fantastic news Boatfalls!! So happy you are happy with tour house. Thanks for sharing your journey!! Feel free to give us some moved in shots once your settled

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Ryalls_first_build
Sep 28, 2016 11:01 pm
Ryalls_first_build
Kristy1234
Kristy1234
28 September 2016

Look Homes Sunshine Coast

Look Homes Sunshine Coast
QLD

Has anyone built with Look homes?

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Kristy1234
Sep 28, 2016 10:23 pm
Kristy1234
Kristy1234
28 September 2016

Morcraft or Look in Queensland?

Morcraft or Look in Queensland?
QLD

Has anyone built with Morcraft or Look? I cannot find any information online from other customers. What was your experience like? We have no idea with what builder to go…

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Kristy1234
Sep 28, 2016 10:08 pm
mrspottymouth
mrspottymouth
28 September 2016

Caddens Meadow Estate at Claremont Meadows

Caddens Meadow Estate at Claremont Meadows
NSW
1, 2

Wow cash option! I hope everything works out for you guys. We received our CDC approval last week. I will be having a meeting next week with EBH to sign final price and…

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mrspottymouth
Sep 28, 2016 9:40 pm
Daz_
Daz_
28 September 2016

FHBD - Vista estate, Singleton (All moved in!)

FHBD - Vista estate, Singleton (All moved in!)
WA
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Ozwest fencing. They were reasonable on price and have done a tidy job

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Daz_
Sep 28, 2016 8:17 pm
Daz_
Will_e_chuck
Will_e_chuck
28 September 2016

steel framed 'shed' home - first time builder.

steel framed 'shed' home - first time builder.
NSW

thank you for the tips, exactly what i need to know! :) nice block by the way, would love it all green like that!

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Will_e_chuck
Sep 28, 2016 6:04 pm
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Oninon
Sep 28, 2016 5:22 pm

Hello fellow renovators. I recently saw this house & land for sale, and was interested in it as it's being offered "as is" ad I wondered firstly, if this house would be…

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RDH001
Sep 28, 2016 5:14 pm
RDH001
pauldab
pauldab
28 September 2016

BOQ homeloan

BOQ homeloan
NSW

Plus if you don't want to actually use the card, don't activate it. My ANZ loan come with one and I am much the same as you with respect to credit vs debit cards. My…

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pauldab
Sep 28, 2016 11:44 am
Nyan
Nyan
28 September 2016

colorbond loft render

colorbond loft render
WA

It was one of the options with the interior designer before prestart - I don't know the technical side of it.

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Nyan
Sep 28, 2016 11:29 am
PerthAussie2014
PerthAussie2014
28 September 2016

Impressions vs Dreamstart

Impressions vs Dreamstart
WA

Hey there, We built with Dreamstart and moved into our house a year ago. The build was easy and fast but I had an efficient and friendly Site Supervisor and I understand…

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PerthAussie2014
Sep 28, 2016 10:17 am
bluebabybear
bluebabybear
27 September 2016

Bright Homes Constructions

Bright Homes Constructions
1, 2

Please stay away from this builder. No communication whatsoever (customer have to keep calling until giving up) False promise - even though got it in writing Slow in…

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bluebabybear
Sep 27, 2016 8:05 pm
cant decide
cant decide
27 September 2016

Easement Query

Easement Query
NSW

Can you post the full picture of the developers engineering plans? I'm pretty sure that you have a 1.5m easement at the back of your block(dotted line) but I'm not an…

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cant decide
Sep 27, 2016 6:04 pm
TaraDog
TaraDog
27 September 2016

I have to raise my house 1.8m! is this even possibly True ?

I have to raise my house 1.8m! is this even possibly True ?
NSW
1, 2, 3

I'm not technical, but Ryde Council has Flood Maps. They use to be on their website, but I can't seem to find them these days. I know they are available if you go in to…

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TaraDog
Sep 27, 2016 5:45 pm
TaraDog
Michelle
Michelle
27 September 2016

Are you building or renovating?

Are you building or renovating?
NSW

October specials - Book now so you don't miss out.:) email - michelle@denovovoncepts.com Website:

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Michelle
Sep 27, 2016 6:54 am
Michelle
Simmybella
Simmybella
26 September 2016

Development Time Frame

Development Time Frame

I hate the untitled land business...we are also waiting for titles and they can't give a date...Land should be good to go then and there before they sell...it's so frustrating!!

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Simmybella
Sep 26, 2016 5:46 pm
Simmybella
Lexi64
Lexi64
26 September 2016

Interim Occupancy Certificate freaking out!

Interim Occupancy Certificate freaking out!
NSW

Hi, First time building and we "were" very close to handover. After calling the council though to see whats holding us up from our interim occupancy certificate I found…

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Lexi64
Sep 26, 2016 1:39 pm
melobious
melobious
26 September 2016

New Home Build - Tips & Suggestions Welcome!

New Home Build - Tips & Suggestions Welcome!
SA

Hi, we are also looking at dechelis! Did you end up signing with them?

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melobious
Sep 26, 2016 1:33 pm
bpratt
bpratt
26 September 2016

Fencing dilemma

Fencing dilemma
QLD

50% of the cost of a standard fence for the area.... on rural acreage that could be a 3 strand barbed wire fence... in other areas is could be a 100mm post and rail with…

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bpratt
Sep 26, 2016 11:25 am
needsausername
needsausername
26 September 2016

Building in the Southern Highlands

Building in the Southern Highlands
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Kez - have you got any pics to share? How are you finding your house, floorplan etc now you've been in for a while :)

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needsausername
Sep 26, 2016 10:18 am
needsausername
ads87
ads87
26 September 2016

Metricon Rialto 35 Build in Brisbane

Metricon Rialto 35 Build in Brisbane
QLD
1, 2

Hey Kaspa! Just noticed your build! we just had our slab poured last week in stage 1 of the peninsula. Our build so far has been a big headache, hopefully will settle…

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ads87
Sep 26, 2016 8:01 am
ads87
melobious
melobious
25 September 2016

Custom Build Recommendations in South Australia

Custom Build Recommendations in South Australia
SA

Looking forward to hearing about how everything goes with the build!

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melobious
Sep 25, 2016 10:35 pm

Posting a photo bit late. The front landscaping was done couple of months ago.

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Ro_14
Sep 25, 2016 9:26 pm
ms_prez
ms_prez
25 September 2016

Building with BGC Commodore Homes.

Building with BGC Commodore Homes.
WA
1, 2

Just wondering how your build is going? I can't believe how many issues you have had, that is disgusting. Hope things have improved for you

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ms_prez
Sep 25, 2016 11:07 am
ms_prez
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Ishan
Sep 25, 2016 12:02 am
melobious
melobious
24 September 2016

REGENT HOMES - ADELAIDE

REGENT HOMES - ADELAIDE
SA

Hi, did either of you build with them?

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melobious
Sep 24, 2016 11:09 pm
buy1sthomesyd
buy1sthomesyd
24 September 2016

Glenfield NSW - Suburb Advise

Glenfield NSW - Suburb Advise
NSW

Hi Mcjus80, Thanks for your response! One factor to consider Glenfield was the connectivity/ travel time to the city. I havent looked at Oran Park or Catherine Park yet,…

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buy1sthomesyd
Sep 24, 2016 10:48 pm
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aloenyx
Sep 23, 2016 8:05 pm
aloenyx
Raylene12
Raylene12
23 September 2016

Experience of building with Kaplan Homes

Experience of building with Kaplan Homes
NSW

We are building with Clarendon but my sister and her husband built with Kaplan Homes about a year ago. They were really happy with them. House was handed over earlier…

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Raylene12
Sep 23, 2016 6:52 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
23 September 2016

Signing A Building Contract

Signing A Building Contract
QLD

Hi brikznmortar, You might be better off using an experienced building consultant rather than a lawyer to look over your contract. If it's an original contract (yellow…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 23, 2016 4:02 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
23 September 2016

Questions you must ask

Questions you must ask
NSW

Hi beachesdream, I suggest you ask for the price ALL UP... including footings and floor. Many larger builders tender from the floor up I understand. This will be very…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 23, 2016 3:50 pm
GMan23
GMan23
23 September 2016

KD/rebuild in SYdney with Roselea or Homestead?

KD/rebuild in SYdney with Roselea or Homestead?
NSW

Hello, We are looking at different builders for a knock down/rebuild in Sydney. Anyone with experiences/recommendations on Roselea or Homestead? Thanks!

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GMan23
Sep 23, 2016 2:48 pm
Manic
Manic
23 September 2016

Who's building with Carter Grange in Melbourne?

Who's building with Carter Grange in Melbourne?
VIC

Make sure you get an independent inspector for your build and dont give in on findings!

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Manic
Sep 23, 2016 1:09 pm

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