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Lames
Lames
3 January 2016

New Member - Hello!

New Member - Hello!

Thanks again TomCat - good to know that yours is 350 square metres based on your plans. Ours is probably a little bit bigger than yours (I think the plans are to scale…

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Lames
Jan 03, 2016 10:58 am
Decka
Decka
2 January 2016

New HBC build in Baldivis Parks-front garden + elephants!

New HBC build in Baldivis Parks-front garden + elephants!
WA
1 ... 29, 30, 31

Backyard with the grass looks excellent, what a relief it must be to have no sand.

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Decka
Jan 02, 2016 6:39 pm
Decka
davidnicoll
davidnicoll
1 January 2016

Home office fitout - Who should i contact?

Home office fitout - Who should i contact?
VIC

Priority One Coatings is a customer-oriented company and their main emphasis is on customer satisfaction They did all my office fit-outs and they kept all my vision in…

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davidnicoll
Jan 01, 2016 9:05 pm
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Gilbert106
Jan 01, 2016 3:12 pm
Gilbert106
Gilbert106
Gilbert106
1 January 2016

Looking to build on our current property…Lesmurdie

Looking to build on our current property…Lesmurdie
WA

Hi BronS. How are things going with your build? I hope it is all going well :)

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Gilbert106
Jan 01, 2016 2:18 pm
Gilbert106
Gilbert106
Gilbert106
1 January 2016

Building with Redink Homes

Building with Redink Homes
WA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hi MIMN. I hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas and Happy new year :) I hope things go better for you in 2016, I just had a read through your post.

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Gilbert106
Jan 01, 2016 1:02 pm
Gilbert106
Ashie87
Ashie87
1 January 2016

Need inspiration.. Tile selections.

Need inspiration.. Tile selections.
QLD

Hi everyone. I am needing inspiration on tile selections. Would appreciate if people would post pictures of there living areas to help me out and give me some ideas on how…

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Ashie87
Jan 01, 2016 12:40 pm
yellowsp
yellowsp
31 December 2015

Ventura

Ventura
WA

Our custom design couldn't have gone smoother to to this point. As above, we have finished prestart and making the final couple of changes but could not fault the process so far.

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yellowsp
Dec 31, 2015 3:39 pm
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Joelleg6
Dec 31, 2015 1:38 pm
Joelleg6
defdaz
defdaz
31 December 2015

Our build

Our build
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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defdaz
Dec 31, 2015 10:34 am
sammyR
sammyR
31 December 2015

Newbrook Airds

Newbrook Airds
NSW

Anybody buying land there? Lets get together.

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sammyR
Dec 31, 2015 12:38 am
Toriu
Toriu
31 December 2015

HGWA; Start of Construction Ellenbrook

HGWA; Start of Construction Ellenbrook
WA

Hi Bridey Did you end up going ahead with the Bordeaux and fitting in the 5th bedroom? I'm looking at that plan now and need a 5th bedroom also!

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Toriu
Dec 30, 2015 11:55 pm
Valve
Valve
30 December 2015

Programs to use for interior decoration and mock ups!

Programs to use for interior decoration and mock ups!
VIC

The first is one of the most famous, the second and third are really cool too. I'm using the third otherwise.

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Valve
Dec 30, 2015 8:05 pm
Decka
Decka
30 December 2015

Deposits with builders

Deposits with builders
NSW

Yeah I know, seems we put more thought and research into buying a new dishwasher or tv than a house lol.

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Decka
Dec 30, 2015 1:43 pm
Decka
Lou12Z
Lou12Z
29 December 2015

Building with Clarendon NSW - pre build

Building with Clarendon NSW - pre build
NSW

Hi CKD Congratulations on starting your journey to build your dream home. My wife and I are building the Madison 37 too and we are really happy with the standard layout…

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Lou12Z
Dec 29, 2015 9:40 pm
perthgirl16
perthgirl16
28 December 2015

2 Storey Home w Ultimate Homes / Peter Stannard

2 Storey Home w Ultimate Homes / Peter Stannard
WA
1, 2

We are still not in our dream home. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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perthgirl16
Dec 28, 2015 5:14 pm
allfor1
allfor1
28 December 2015

Sydney Acreage Dual Occupancy

Sydney Acreage Dual Occupancy
NSW

Hi TeamDaire Thanks very much for your replies. It's comforting to hear from someone else going through the same process. Sounds like you have had alot of hoops to jump…

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allfor1
Dec 28, 2015 9:46 am
perthgirl16
perthgirl16
27 December 2015

Our First Build - Calleya - HGWA

Our First Build - Calleya - HGWA
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Wonderful photos - gives the rest of us hope - our walls are a similar grey - just lighter I think. You've done a great job.

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perthgirl16
Dec 27, 2015 7:02 pm
Bremey01
Bremey01
27 December 2015

New Jg King build!!

New Jg King build!!
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Our lawn is looking super lush and green now that we've been getting heaps and heaps of water into it!

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Bremey01
Dec 27, 2015 6:52 pm
archetto
archetto
26 December 2015

Building with Ben Trager - N.O.R.

Building with Ben Trager - N.O.R.
WA

Great idea on the alfresco! But you already have council approval so I doubt you can change, but something you can do after handover :) Nice plan and look forward to following :)

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archetto
Dec 26, 2015 9:29 pm
archetto
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Tracey70
Dec 26, 2015 8:38 pm
Megera
Megera
26 December 2015

A year and a Half in

A year and a Half in
VIC

Yeah not kidding.. The ppl that came in to re-do it did it very well. Do you mind sending me a pm with who you used to put your new concrete? We're building in Melton…

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Megera
Dec 26, 2015 1:02 pm
Megera
riverrock
riverrock
25 December 2015

Building in Whiteman Edge- By Blueprint homes

Building in Whiteman Edge- By Blueprint homes
WA

congrats on the build, looking forward to seeing your plans!

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riverrock
Dec 25, 2015 2:27 pm
daveandally1
daveandally1
25 December 2015

Building the Sorrento by Scott Park Homes

Building the Sorrento by Scott Park Homes
WA
1 ... 72, 73, 74

Whoa, I really should come by here more often haha! Dream Catchers, we just got the glass shelf from Bunnings. Over a year now and no issues, easy to keep clean and holds…

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daveandally1
Dec 25, 2015 5:09 am
daveandally1
marjencait
marjencait
23 December 2015

Building the Sahara Q3 with Henley

Building the Sahara Q3 with Henley
VIC
1 ... 69, 70, 71

Hi Everyone, We are deciding to build the Sahara Belle with modifications and was wondering if anyone can help us with issues they've come across. Also has anyone done…

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marjencait
Dec 23, 2015 5:26 pm
kron
kron
22 December 2015

Suffolk Park - Aussie Living - We gots the keys

Suffolk Park - Aussie Living - We gots the keys
NSW
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Keys were a relief, but it's been all go since then. And I thought the building process was stressful and draining, wait until you move in. If like us and you had to build…

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kron
Dec 22, 2015 9:23 pm
Althom
Althom
22 December 2015

Fed up with my builder - now crapping in my toilets

Fed up with my builder - now crapping in my toilets
QLD
1, 2

At least they flushed which is more than the deadbeats who worked on our house did

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Althom
Dec 22, 2015 4:13 pm
Althom
ak11
ak11
22 December 2015

New Generation - Bletchley Park - Cupboards + Stone!

New Generation - Bletchley Park - Cupboards + Stone!
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

LOVE!. I've chosen the same Laminex Sublime Teak and very similar tiles. Looking forward to seeing the finished photos :)

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ak11
Dec 22, 2015 4:11 pm
ak11
JP79
JP79
22 December 2015

Room for exhaust fan?

Room for exhaust fan?
VIC

Thanks for your responses, you're both right!! I really am sweating small stuff here and it would just disadvantage myself to get it moved. Thanks for the little kick in…

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JP79
Dec 22, 2015 12:45 pm
JP79
MichaelQ
MichaelQ
22 December 2015

Mainvue Emporio ER430 - Knockdown and Rebuild

Mainvue Emporio ER430 - Knockdown and Rebuild
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

We're in Victoria. Yeap they were pretty good. From memory site costs increased by about $5k as a result of 2nd soil test. To their credit, all costs communicated during…

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MichaelQ
Dec 22, 2015 9:40 am
erangaj
erangaj
22 December 2015

Who's building with Fairhaven Homes in Melbourne?

Who's building with Fairhaven Homes in Melbourne?
VIC
1, 2

As you can see in the previous posts of this thread we've been building a house with Fairhaven homes in Doreen. The construction works started in October. After charging…

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erangaj
Dec 22, 2015 9:37 am
kron
kron
22 December 2015

aussie living homes -suffolk park

aussie living homes -suffolk park
WA
1, 2, 3

I had the same issue once my last payment went through, and then the fact that they go through supervisors like a 3 month with nappies is a bit of a joke. None of the…

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kron
Dec 21, 2015 11:18 pm
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Fleeb
Dec 21, 2015 8:12 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
21 December 2015

Why a Butlers Pantry?

Why a Butlers Pantry?
VIC
1, 2

Cheers. We tend to approach design from a first principles approach, rather than looking through magazines and display homes to see what other people are doing. Nothing…

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1960sModernistHome
Dec 21, 2015 6:52 pm
1960sModernistHome
shellby
shellby
21 December 2015

Glenreagh - Terrace 248 Perry Homes Build

Glenreagh - Terrace 248 Perry Homes Build
NSW
1, 2

Thanks Al. Yeah I'd be okay with 35mm of exposed slab above the terrace slab level. I'll talk to the SS later in the build and see how high we can go. A friend of…

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shellby
Dec 21, 2015 5:30 pm
shellby
shellby
shellby
21 December 2015

Interested to Know How People Dealt With Their Contracts

Interested to Know How People Dealt With Their Contracts
QLD

I picked up our contract the week before our appointment and went through it. I then emailed back any concerns I had during that time and they would explain bits I wanted…

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shellby
Dec 21, 2015 5:29 pm
shellby
Kelgofast
Kelgofast
21 December 2015

New Home handover inspection checklist

New Home handover inspection checklist
VIC

I stand corrected ::lol:: there is more than enough info there to get you in to plenty of trouble. ::surprise::

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Kelgofast
Dec 21, 2015 1:53 pm
Kelgofast
AussieMark
AussieMark
21 December 2015

What is breakfast bar on kitchen Island for?

What is breakfast bar on kitchen Island for?
VIC

@Stewie, yep I am having a 3m x 1.2m island and the seating will be 1.8m with storage cupboards either side. I think I wanted it more as a design feature and with the…

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AussieMark
Dec 21, 2015 11:49 am
Valerie Kiwikvinna
Valerie Kiwikvinna
21 December 2015

Modified Simonds Palisade - Cranbourne Vic

Modified Simonds Palisade - Cranbourne Vic
VIC
1, 2, 3

Thanks for your blog and pics. We loved the Digger's Rest show home too and that was what sold us on the design. I would have loved to have seen your modified plans but…

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Valerie Kiwikvinna
Dec 21, 2015 9:07 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
21 December 2015

They put a fence up!

They put a fence up!
NSW

Agree - but surely you'd have gotten a few quotes and got the best price. I wouldn't be paying double for something I didn't ask for. I doubt a court would force you…

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Saint Mike
Dec 21, 2015 6:49 am
Saint Mike
Elite01
Elite01
20 December 2015

my amalfi 532

my amalfi 532
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hola

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Elite01
Dec 20, 2015 10:46 pm
Missy
Missy
20 December 2015

Where would you build? Murray Bridge or Mannum?

Where would you build? Murray Bridge or Mannum?
VIC

Thankyou for your response. The block in mannum is in the paddlesteamer estate which is around 2km away from the river. I think i may be able to get a close block but then…

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Missy
Dec 20, 2015 7:38 pm
_chook_
_chook_
20 December 2015

Building a small (custom) home in rural NSW

Building a small (custom) home in rural NSW
NSW

Thanks :) We're pretty excited! I'm looking forward to being able to keep a journal of our progress up here! I've had a look at your thread - your place will be very big,…

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_chook_
Dec 20, 2015 4:52 pm
Althom
Althom
20 December 2015

FYI anyone about to build with ABN group

FYI anyone about to build with ABN group
WA

Would need a lot more than $750 worth of freebies to make me go through the grief of building with DAH again

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Althom
Dec 20, 2015 4:44 pm
Althom
goody59
goody59
20 December 2015

Will you change door/window locks yourself on handover?

Will you change door/window locks yourself on handover?
SA

I am satisfied with the dead bolt on the front door that will only operate with owners key after build. Not a problem there. The window locks on Dowel windows are useless.…

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goody59
Dec 20, 2015 6:55 am
goody59

Brickwork started 16 Dec. Very happy with the brick choice.

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Lourance
Dec 20, 2015 6:22 am


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