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kiwiora
kiwiora
18 December 2016

My New Build - Waiti

My New Build - Waiti
QLD

Thanks for your response, Craigasaurus. Notes about the Theatre wall and bed 4. I'll mention that to the builder. I have already changed the one window to two smaller…

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kiwiora
Dec 18, 2016 6:45 pm
kiwiora
kiwiora
17 December 2016

Odd shaped block & builder recommendations

Odd shaped block & builder recommendations
QLD

Hey MrBee - we're a go! Best ask for commission ::wink:: My thread is here viewtopic.php?f=31&t=85954

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kiwiora
Dec 17, 2016 11:23 pm
Mclaren77
Mclaren77
17 December 2016

Henleys marina vs monterey q3

Henleys marina vs monterey q3
VIC

I can see why, skylights usually cause a lot of water leaks if not maintained.

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Mclaren77
Dec 17, 2016 12:52 pm
sumitsharma17
sumitsharma17
16 December 2016

Henley montery q3

Henley montery q3
VIC

Hi everyone . We are about to build our first house . Has anyone built monterey q3 with henley . Please share your thoughts if you have . My concern is the master bedroom…

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sumitsharma17
Dec 16, 2016 10:37 pm
sumitsharma17
Jess_95
Jess_95
16 December 2016

Montgomery Homes

Montgomery Homes
NSW

Thank you for the feedback. So far Montgomery homes has been brilliant in catering for our needs so hopefully our build will be the same

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Jess_95
Dec 16, 2016 9:17 pm
cj-au
cj-au
16 December 2016

Brisbane Council Approval Time?

Brisbane Council Approval Time?
QLD
1, 2

We're just had our contract appointment this morning with Plantation homes who's told us they will lodge with council this afternoon or tomorrow…

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cj-au
Dec 16, 2016 3:00 pm
belato
belato
15 December 2016

Country style home builders - Newcastle

Country style home builders - Newcastle
NSW

Hi AmyD. Have you made a decision on who to go with?

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belato
Dec 15, 2016 10:33 pm
Nataly
Nataly
15 December 2016

Carlisle Granada 41 Flooring / LED light

Carlisle Granada 41 Flooring / LED light
VIC

hi how did you go with color selection going in Jan

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Nataly
Dec 15, 2016 9:59 pm
Nataly
firsttime_homies1401
firsttime_homies1401
15 December 2016

Our Aegean 230 (MainVue)

Our Aegean 230 (MainVue)
VIC

Hey dream house, How are things going? Haven't seen any updates for a while.

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firsttime_homies1401
Dec 15, 2016 9:17 pm
firsttime_homies1401
yvonneh
yvonneh
15 December 2016

Bearers and Joist - Access Door

Bearers and Joist - Access Door
NSW

It's short. Enough to crawl through.... I think it's a standard size.

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yvonneh
Dec 15, 2016 6:23 pm
building-expert
building-expert
15 December 2016

How high is too high for step down to front porch?

How high is too high for step down to front porch?
VIC

As independent inspector I came across the same issue with Henley and they would not budge. I told my clients that I likely can win this point in VCAT but there is expense…

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building-expert
Dec 15, 2016 4:22 pm
building-expert
scubabe
scubabe
15 December 2016

KDR Brisbane South Custom-ish House

KDR Brisbane South Custom-ish House
QLD

Hi Gem, Just found your thread and wondering how things are progressing?

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scubabe
Dec 15, 2016 1:31 pm
scubabe
lpecakov
lpecakov
15 December 2016

NCG HOMES

NCG HOMES
VIC

100% agree with your comments. I purchased a house and land package from Nick @ NCG Homes in 2011. These guys delivered a high quality job with great service and great…

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lpecakov
Dec 15, 2016 1:18 pm
lpecakov
lpecakov
15 December 2016

NCG Homes 10/10

NCG Homes 10/10
VIC

These guys are great. I purchased a house and land package from them in 2011. They completed the construction ahead of time and ahead of schedule. No fuss, no problems. We…

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lpecakov
Dec 15, 2016 1:12 pm
JLH222
JLH222
14 December 2016

Newport 361 in Bayside

Newport 361 in Bayside
VIC

Hi, we are also bayside and doing a KDRB. We are building with Metricon and are halfway through our demo. We also had asbestos and our total demo costs were around…

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JLH222
Dec 14, 2016 6:54 pm
JLH222
bella18
bella18
14 December 2016

Recommendations for Private Building inspector for PCI

Recommendations for Private Building inspector for PCI
NSW

Hi, Please recommend for pre handover PCI private building inspector in Sydney, Liverpool area. For a two storey home. Much Appreciated! Thanks Bella

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bella18
Dec 14, 2016 6:19 pm
Robina
Robina
14 December 2016

HGWA Tuckey Cove house plan

HGWA Tuckey Cove house plan
WA
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Hi Lilyzhou We have 4 mature trees the one out the front is a non fruiting pear. It makes such a difference to the garden. The other three are liquid Ambers. We got them…

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Robina
Dec 14, 2016 5:58 pm
Robina
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Sunset1
Dec 14, 2016 2:26 pm
TheBear
TheBear
14 December 2016

Fern Bay NSW

Fern Bay NSW
NSW

Hi Natzaz, Our land is due to be registered mid Feb and looking to move in around Jan 2018. Keen to hear of your experiences (good or bad) in terms of the…

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TheBear
Dec 14, 2016 11:23 am
Katalyst
Katalyst
13 December 2016

Zero Coars alfresco - HGWA

Zero Coars alfresco - HGWA
WA

With Pre-start fast approaching so far we are wrapped woth everything HGWA have been able to do. Unfortunately, they have told us they won't/can't do a zero coarse slab…

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Katalyst
Dec 13, 2016 10:11 pm
Fraxinus
Fraxinus
13 December 2016

Project home design selectionn north backyard - Adelaide

Project home design selectionn north backyard - Adelaide
SA

Welcome Fluffball! We've had an excellent experience with Oakford Homes as a solar passive custom build on a project home budget (sloping site) in the Mitcham council…

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Fraxinus
Dec 13, 2016 8:00 pm
Noah
Noah
12 December 2016

Window coverings - opinions, prices and photos?

Window coverings - opinions, prices and photos?
WA

You can buy roller blinds. Tip Top Blinds, located in Clayton, has been Melbourne's Leading Company for Made to Measure Blinds serving…

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Noah
Dec 12, 2016 10:18 pm
butters7388
butters7388
12 December 2016

Building with Emjay Homes @ Riverbank Caboolture "August"

Building with Emjay Homes @ Riverbank Caboolture "August"
QLD

We preferred the Emjay plan and we also felt that we were able to select from a larger range of tiles/carpets/etc. In the end when we compared apples with apples, we…

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butters7388
Dec 12, 2016 2:48 pm
danevechild
danevechild
12 December 2016

First time builders

First time builders
SA

Hi Japer1, just wondering if you have start build yet? We are building Bolton too and are going to rise the Kitchen and Dinner area height to the cathedral ceiling height.…

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danevechild
Dec 12, 2016 2:34 pm
scubabe
scubabe
12 December 2016

Custom Build at Brisbane North with Homes by CMA

Custom Build at Brisbane North with Homes by CMA
QLD
1, 2

Hi TAHE, Are you all moved in and unpacked now? How did everything go, and do you have any pics to share? Cheers

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scubabe
Dec 12, 2016 2:25 pm
scubabe
jpmontoya
jpmontoya
11 December 2016

Home Group WA Pre-start. Anyone willing to share prices?

Home Group WA Pre-start. Anyone willing to share prices?
WA
1, 2

Most of the after market LEDs are supposed to "Have" Samsung LED chip, it is actually the performance of the lights that makes the difference. Have a look at

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jpmontoya
Dec 11, 2016 10:30 pm
jpmontoya
JenHood
JenHood
11 December 2016

Re: Ferny Retreat - fit-out.... nearly done!!!

Re: Ferny Retreat - fit-out.... nearly done!!!
QLD

I love the look of your house! Thanks for sharing. I know it was a while ago, but if you haven't rendered it yet could you please post up another picture? We are thinking…

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JenHood
Dec 11, 2016 8:22 pm
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Robina
Dec 11, 2016 1:38 pm
Robina
Empage28
Empage28
10 December 2016

Internal wall ducting for AV cables?

Internal wall ducting for AV cables?
SA

Check out cable clear http://www.repelec.com.au/www2/download ... 0Flyer.pdf Repelec distribute it, available from any electrical wholesaler. Will give 50mm channel,…

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Empage28
Dec 10, 2016 6:42 pm
MyHome2
MyHome2
10 December 2016

Rangehood fell off from the wall and damaged Cooktop

Rangehood fell off from the wall and damaged Cooktop
VIC

Thanks AussieMark for your reply, please advise who is building insurance company?

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MyHome2
Dec 10, 2016 2:33 pm
lorrainejoy
lorrainejoy
10 December 2016

Seaside at Moana - Statesman Homes. Some queries

Seaside at Moana - Statesman Homes. Some queries
SA
1, 2

yes we've built with Hickinbotham Before so we know you get pushed from one person to the other. We've tried to sort it out but they wont budge. Similar thing happened…

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lorrainejoy
Dec 10, 2016 12:52 pm
Clair
Clair
10 December 2016

Has anyone relocated their crossover? Help needed!!

Has anyone relocated their crossover? Help needed!!
VIC

No response from concreters :( Is there a requirement that the crossover must be done before a house is built or I can get it done only after?

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Clair
Dec 10, 2016 12:48 am
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spice girl
Dec 09, 2016 11:13 pm
Marshall5858
Marshall5858
9 December 2016

Our Simonds Build - Leon/Westbury

Our Simonds Build - Leon/Westbury
VIC
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Looks like a lovely, family home. Well done you

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Marshall5858
Dec 09, 2016 9:32 pm
soura
soura
9 December 2016

Building in Vale, Aveley with Celebration Homes

Building in Vale, Aveley with Celebration Homes
WA
1, 2

Hey rjrj! we are building in the vale with celebration homes as well. Your plan looks great! hope you find some time to update here again. look forward to see what has…

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soura
Dec 09, 2016 5:55 pm
soura
Allrisk
Allrisk
9 December 2016

Need a site supervisor/project manager for owner builder pro

Need a site supervisor/project manager for owner builder pro
NSW

Hi Danka, you might find this useful : http://www.homebuilders.net.au/allsubur ... HURSTVILLE Not all builders do site supervision work, but having builders listed by area…

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Allrisk
Dec 09, 2016 5:25 pm
Allrisk
novaqu
novaqu
9 December 2016

Builder recommendations to build in Woodlea??

Builder recommendations to build in Woodlea??
VIC

Thank you so much, we have a meeting with Tony on Saturday.

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novaqu
Dec 09, 2016 2:58 pm
h.p74
h.p74
9 December 2016

OAKLANDS ESTATE - BEWARE!!!

OAKLANDS ESTATE - BEWARE!!!

Sorry to hear that but if you read your contact it should say 5% variation in land size is allowed. I bought in Burrawa Rise estate and I was in similar situations where…

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h.p74
Dec 09, 2016 12:54 pm
baby_blonde409
baby_blonde409
9 December 2016

Oldies Coral Homes Manhattan design in Camira Qld

Oldies Coral Homes Manhattan design in Camira Qld
QLD
1 ... 30, 31, 32

Wow beautiful , you definitely have settled in now :) loving that big pool too

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baby_blonde409
Dec 09, 2016 12:31 am
baby_blonde409
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
8 December 2016

Building - Fixed costs

Building - Fixed costs
VIC

I'm an estimator for a Perth building company, working on a single storey 2 bathroom house as its easier there are a lot of costs that stays the same between a 100m2 house…

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Doozer1905
Dec 08, 2016 11:17 pm
Allrisk
Allrisk
8 December 2016

Granny Flat Building Cost - Break Down

Granny Flat Building Cost - Break Down
NSW

Hi, I'm sorry I can't be much help on the costing you've got so far, but I did notice you haven't yet budgeted for the insurance that owner-builders require. I'm happy to…

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Allrisk
Dec 08, 2016 7:11 pm
Allrisk
Lexh
Lexh
8 December 2016

Single phase 2 zone air con day/night

Single phase 2 zone air con day/night
NSW

Hi all, the above is standard with our builder. We are building a single storey 4 bedder. Could people who have it share their experience please? Husband is thinking of…

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Lexh
Dec 08, 2016 6:18 pm
Lexh
Cavalia
Cavalia
8 December 2016

Williams Landing

Williams Landing
VIC

Welcome. The cert should come through by the time ur builder settles. Who u building with and where abts are you on Elmstead?

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Cavalia
Dec 08, 2016 3:55 pm
hevmal
hevmal
8 December 2016

HGWA - The Riviera - Karnup Our First Home

HGWA - The Riviera - Karnup Our First Home
WA
1, 2

Aztecher how's your build? All finished? X

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hevmal
Dec 08, 2016 12:42 pm
Craigasaurus
Craigasaurus
7 December 2016

Plumbing provisions $$?

Plumbing provisions $$?
WA

1500 + 2000 plus the sinks. As a guesstimate.

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Craigasaurus
Dec 07, 2016 8:09 pm
EN710
EN710
7 December 2016

Luxury Vinyl Planks - Godfrey Hirst

Luxury Vinyl Planks - Godfrey Hirst
WA

I installed a 5mm Luxury Vinyl plank (not hybrid) in one property before. They are supposedly very durable and water resistant supply and install at $65persqm - with that…

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EN710
Dec 07, 2016 5:35 pm
Harmony Hill
Harmony Hill
7 December 2016

Newbie

Newbie
NSW

Thanks guys, it's our 2nd build. The first was 20 years ago, we were a little shocked at the cost these days!!!

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Harmony Hill
Dec 07, 2016 11:52 am

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