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goody59
goody59
22 June 2016

Hills Networx NX 4 alarm upgrade

Hills Networx NX 4 alarm upgrade
VIC

Talk to your builders about that as they organize water, gas, electricity. Phone you can start the procedings as soon as you like as far as I know.

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goody59
Jun 22, 2016 5:32 am
goody59
vinodiyer
vinodiyer
21 June 2016

Anyone building 5 bedroom double storey in Box Hill

Anyone building 5 bedroom double storey in Box Hill
NSW

Hi all We purchased a 450m2 block at the Gables Box Hill in Aug 2015. Wondering if anyone in the group is building a 5 bedroom double storey ? Regards, Vinod

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vinodiyer
Jun 21, 2016 10:47 pm
Lorri
Lorri
21 June 2016

Loungers windows

Loungers windows
TAS

Hi Matty, I think that the glare from outside while looking at the tv would be a pain, do you have a floorplan you can put on so we can see the room layout? Cheers Lorri

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Lorri
Jun 21, 2016 8:23 pm
Lorri
Pink86
Pink86
21 June 2016

Oracle PLatinum Homes

Oracle PLatinum Homes
NSW

We hear you! We are building a few houses over from you. Our door came with the wrong glass so they re ordered it & it came again with the wrong glass!

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Pink86
Jun 21, 2016 7:53 pm
miscbunch
miscbunch
21 June 2016

Knock down and rebuild execution plan

Knock down and rebuild execution plan
VIC

Is there a way to check if a demolition experts is fully licensed to remove asbestos? I got a few quotes and they range between 12k, while others 16k (inc gst).

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miscbunch
Jun 21, 2016 6:58 pm
M+JHillview
M+JHillview
21 June 2016

Building with Pycon in Port Macquarie

Building with Pycon in Port Macquarie
NSW

Hello, Posting to follow. Looking forward to seeing your build progress. Pycon build such beautiful homes. My partner and I built in Kempsey and moved in almost a year…

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M+JHillview
Jun 21, 2016 11:21 am
coolumtang
coolumtang
21 June 2016

Cost suspended concrete slab 1st floor?

Cost suspended concrete slab 1st floor?

Hi I am in the design stage of building a new home on a waterfront block in GC. Ground floor will be concrete slab with block walls. Would prefer suspended concrete for…

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coolumtang
Jun 21, 2016 9:00 am
dreambuildsyd
dreambuildsyd
20 June 2016

interior colour help

interior colour help
NSW

Thank you Tashpaul. I also thought it might be dark.I do not like very pale colours. Love to have a warm colour. Now I'm leaning towards Dulux "Buff it" which is lighter…

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dreambuildsyd
Jun 20, 2016 11:05 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
20 June 2016

Cabinetry Recommendations Perth

Cabinetry Recommendations Perth
WA

If call Wayne from lifestyle wardrobes as its the same concept right? Plus they were much Cheaper than quotes we had from cabinet makers.

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Beazley77
Jun 20, 2016 9:46 pm
Beazley77
archetto
archetto
20 June 2016

Yanchep RedInk build...Keys - and fence!

Yanchep RedInk build...Keys - and fence!
WA
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Hey Mal hopefully you pop back one day with an update :)

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archetto
Jun 20, 2016 9:45 pm
archetto
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
20 June 2016

Installing ceiling before roof covering?

Installing ceiling before roof covering?
WA

Hardiflex lining is installed by the carpenter/roof framer and the roof cladding follows

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 20, 2016 6:05 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Bbjakey1
Bbjakey1
20 June 2016

Building inspector recommendation for Geelong

Building inspector recommendation for Geelong
VIC

We're going with Darbecca for all of the inspections. Lots of good feedback about them on forums etc. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Bbjakey1
Jun 20, 2016 1:46 pm
sebjub
sebjub
20 June 2016

Coral homes - Stradbroke 29 NSW

Coral homes - Stradbroke 29 NSW
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

We are still waiting on about 4 items that coral haven't done, including screens on all our doors, which was a bush fire requirement, hope it gets sorted soon, been over…

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sebjub
Jun 20, 2016 11:35 am
SoftEng
SoftEng
20 June 2016

Building with Eden Brae

Building with Eden Brae
NSW

My house is being built now. If you need further insight into their practices please PM me. I can share my experience which will help you make a decision about EBH.

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SoftEng
Jun 20, 2016 10:31 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
20 June 2016

brick work on new house

brick work on new house
NSW

Questions about building standards belong in the Building Standards; Getting It Right thread. It will be seen by the…

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SaveH2O
Jun 20, 2016 2:21 am
SaveH2O
ak11
ak11
20 June 2016

Building with Ben Trager homes contracts received

Building with Ben Trager homes contracts received
WA

Congrats and welcome to the BT Club Your plan looks great! So many bedrooms!

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ak11
Jun 20, 2016 12:05 am
ak11
Livvy
Livvy
19 June 2016

NBN

NBN
NSW

Hi, we should be moving into our new home some time late August/early September. We have ordered provisioning in the home for NBN and so connecting once in should be…

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Livvy
Jun 19, 2016 5:28 pm

I haven't been active on this thread as I like to be, however here is the latest update: - Slab was poured over two weeks ago (It's funny how the place looks so small all…

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lazybones1987
Jun 19, 2016 11:36 am
lazybones1987
Daz_
Daz_
19 June 2016

What pipe is this?

What pipe is this?
NSW

Looks like a dual check valve and line strainer for mains water. Shouldnt be a problem to move it but I would be a little worried about how much they want to charge you…

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Daz_
Jun 19, 2016 10:28 am
Daz_
budoy
budoy
19 June 2016

Coral Homes Build - Wauchope NSW

Coral Homes Build - Wauchope NSW
NSW
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Old topic, but, more pics please!

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budoy
Jun 19, 2016 10:05 am
Tom2016
Tom2016
19 June 2016

Beechwod Split Level Costs 2.5mt

Beechwod Split Level Costs 2.5mt
NSW

Thanks for the reply Natlyn, we are very keen to get tender been 3 months of waiting lol

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Tom2016
Jun 19, 2016 8:00 am
Tom2016
woolly
woolly
17 June 2016

D & D's Henley Monaco- PCI done! Re-inspection Friday 4th!

D & D's Henley Monaco- PCI done! Re-inspection Friday 4th!
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hello D & D Just wondering if you can tell me how your carpet is going? I am interested in the same carpet and would be good to know how it wore? Thanks, Woolly

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woolly
Jun 17, 2016 7:57 pm
vintay68
vintay68
16 June 2016

Anyone building a Metricon Bordeaux?

Anyone building a Metricon Bordeaux?
VIC

Hi windroid, Custom builder are always a little on the high side but can accommodate to what you like to design on. Volume builders are mostly cheaper to start but their…

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vintay68
Jun 16, 2016 6:49 pm
vintay68
jmasood
jmasood
16 June 2016

Mimosa Homes feedback please

Mimosa Homes feedback please
VIC

I have signed up with Mimosa, have created another thread to share my experience. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=80720

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jmasood
Jun 16, 2016 8:22 am
jmasood
pndoomie
pndoomie
15 June 2016

KDR (Melbourne Eastern Suburb) : Building with Rawdon Hill

KDR (Melbourne Eastern Suburb) : Building with Rawdon Hill
VIC

Hi apologies for taking long time to reply. Pemberton is a great design and we loved it from day 1. We paid about 30K extra for our slab and other charges (dust removal…

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pndoomie
Jun 15, 2016 7:10 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
15 June 2016

Provisional Sums – Invoices ?

Provisional Sums – Invoices ?
WA

LOL....Senior Design Consultant... Don't take his word unless he is an structural engineer and he can prove the engineering costs. If the builders has made a mistake on…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 15, 2016 6:04 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
toddgilligan
toddgilligan
15 June 2016

The First Home Owners - The unique position

The First Home Owners - The unique position
NSW

Thanks for the advice so far keep it coming. Really helpful info coming through!

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toddgilligan
Jun 15, 2016 1:13 pm
NCJC-MW
NCJC-MW
15 June 2016

Premier Builders Group after 26th June 2014

Premier Builders Group after 26th June 2014
VIC

We could change to prime, but it would not fit our narrow block. Guess we may to compromise and start striking out items to reduce cost.. Which is very disheartening and…

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NCJC-MW
Jun 15, 2016 1:00 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
15 June 2016

Electrical Plan Help

Electrical Plan Help
VIC

If you have a look at some of the new house threads there are some extensive electrical plans shown which may help. If we were doing a major reno for a client we used to…

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Stewie D
Jun 15, 2016 8:51 am
Serenarikki
Serenarikki
14 June 2016

Queensland One Homes

Queensland One Homes
QLD

Hello, I'm in the beginning stages of looking to build my new home. I'm in South East Qld. Have done so much research and Q1 homes are standing out for price and…

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Serenarikki
Jun 14, 2016 9:10 pm
BradS
BradS
14 June 2016

Building in Bingara Gorge

Building in Bingara Gorge
NSW
1 ... 41, 42, 43

You would be best off ringing the sales office for that as i believe the person responsible for the building and siting requirements changes every so often.

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BradS
Jun 14, 2016 7:21 pm
stAn3x6
stAn3x6
14 June 2016

Williams Landing Elmstead .. bank valuation low!!

Williams Landing Elmstead .. bank valuation low!!
VIC
1, 2, 3

They finally completed everything today. For the gate i didn't bother with them got my own guy to build it. Oh and I asked them to build a wing fence for me they didn't…

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stAn3x6
Jun 14, 2016 7:19 pm
thormax
thormax
14 June 2016

Valeco Homes - Kalbarri

Valeco Homes - Kalbarri
QLD

Hi Barbara, build is going well, we are nearly finished now and house is looking great. We are very happy with Valeco Homes.

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thormax
Jun 14, 2016 6:34 pm
wood bang
wood bang
14 June 2016

VMIA- Compulsory House insurance

VMIA- Compulsory House insurance
VIC

This insurance should be extended to all building and not just residential building. Multi residential building above 3 storey doesn't get covered

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wood bang
Jun 14, 2016 5:40 pm
wood bang
Melos
Melos
14 June 2016

HIA building contract

HIA building contract
VIC

You can always ask. Worst they can say is no.

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Melos
Jun 14, 2016 2:58 pm
BL35ED
BL35ED
14 June 2016

Fowler Homes - Kingston 34

Fowler Homes - Kingston 34
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hey Tee, youve been in your new place few weeks now....come across any issues?? Anything you regret doing or not doing...any advice? Anything to look out for? :D

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BL35ED
Jun 14, 2016 12:59 pm
Allyb
Allyb
14 June 2016

Beaumonde Homes - Perth

Beaumonde Homes - Perth
WA

We love their display homes and are yet to hear anything negative. We're looking at one of their designs but making a few changes to the lower level :)

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Allyb
Jun 14, 2016 12:08 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
14 June 2016

Floors after handover - what should I know?

Floors after handover - what should I know?
VIC

Thanks Jays. Out of interest, what was your hardwood floor? What surface were they installing onto - and did you have to put any sublayer down to attach to? 12mm seems…

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PVBuild
Jun 14, 2016 9:43 am
red15
red15
14 June 2016

How often do you contact your SS?

How often do you contact your SS?
VIC

We get an email from our SS every Friday that gives an overview of what happens in the week just gone and what's planned for the week ahead. Apart from that, I've called…

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red15
Jun 14, 2016 7:31 am
Sammy74
Sammy74
13 June 2016

Austral Bricks

Austral Bricks
VIC

We are having Ash. Thanks for the pictures Simonds homes precinct.

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Sammy74
Jun 13, 2016 9:35 pm
Sammy74
MinandB
MinandB
13 June 2016

Clarendon Parkhill 36 in Coomera Retreat. HAND OVER!!

Clarendon Parkhill 36 in Coomera Retreat. HAND OVER!!
QLD
1 ... 27, 28, 29

Wow! That's taken a while. Just a quick question Roo - does your garage door close onto your garage door rebate? If yes, could you take a photo for me. Thank you!

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MinandB
Jun 13, 2016 11:03 am
James Austin
James Austin
13 June 2016

CONTRACT Questions

CONTRACT Questions
TAS

I will do that, just thought I'd ask in the meantime and you are right, looks like there a good amount of "gotchas" in the document

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James Austin
Jun 13, 2016 7:28 am
James Austin
bank
bank
12 June 2016

Praline Bricks

Praline Bricks

I'm in geelong, photos are from the jgking Finsbury display at Armstrong creek. You should be able to get a list of houses in your area from austral.

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bank
Jun 12, 2016 11:34 pm
bank
julia1301
julia1301
12 June 2016

Wall studs for hanging TVs

Wall studs for hanging TVs
NSW

We are currently building with JG King (steel frame) and we added extra noggins (wood) to certain places eg tv and we have a very large & heavy wedding photo. The…

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julia1301
Jun 12, 2016 8:10 pm
julia1301
brettbert
brettbert
12 June 2016

Lynden Views Estate Kembla Grange 2526.

Lynden Views Estate Kembla Grange 2526.
NSW
1 ... 26, 27, 28

It is connected. It's just not serviceable at the moment.

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brettbert
Jun 12, 2016 8:07 pm
brettbert
scrapbizz
scrapbizz
12 June 2016

Still filling, painting and unpacking : )

Still filling, painting and unpacking : )
WA
1 ... 36, 37, 38

So Sharry, Hope you have time to let me know, can do by PM if you wish, what you thought about HGWA - we have the make some decisions this week about them vs Redink vs New…

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scrapbizz
Jun 12, 2016 4:01 pm
scrapbizz
mlp18
mlp18
12 June 2016

My Mainvue Amalfi 428

My Mainvue Amalfi 428
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Yeh it's gone crazy fast. Inside has been finished for a while. Just little adjustments here and there.

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mlp18
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