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jedaking
Apr 14, 2016 4:23 pm
jedaking
NicMac03
NicMac03
13 April 2016

Follow our Casuarina 32 build

Follow our Casuarina 32 build
QLD

Would love to see your photos!

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NicMac03
Apr 13, 2016 11:18 pm
Kazi
Kazi
13 April 2016

Balcony over the garage

Balcony over the garage
NSW

Thanks everyone. I will check with my builder.

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Kazi
Apr 13, 2016 9:08 pm
Orpheus
Orpheus
13 April 2016

Hume Door - Damaged or Natural Variation?

Hume Door - Damaged or Natural Variation?
NSW

Its prob a natural blemish but i wouldn't accept it.... @ Orph build thread: viewtopic.php?t=78328 Dream Metricon Glendale 38 (Sydney)!

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Orpheus
Apr 13, 2016 3:51 pm
Orpheus
marjencait
marjencait
13 April 2016

Building in Sanctuary Lakes

Building in Sanctuary Lakes
VIC

Thanks Shanis, can't seem to PM you.

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marjencait
Apr 13, 2016 3:35 pm
WarpSpeed79
WarpSpeed79
13 April 2016

How many lights ?

How many lights ?
WA

We are building a 22 square single storey home and have added 36 LED downlights to the plan - some of these downlights will be in the exterior, such as the alfresco area…

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WarpSpeed79
Apr 13, 2016 3:08 pm
WarpSpeed79
KyouRTee
KyouRTee
13 April 2016

Concrete Block basic shell house construction costs?

Concrete Block basic shell house construction costs?
VIC

Hi all, Would appreciate comments from anyone who has built a concrete block house, or had a concrete block house built for them. What is the best way to cost all the…

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KyouRTee
Apr 13, 2016 2:02 pm
amc4159
amc4159
13 April 2016

Como charcoal tiles- national tiles

Como charcoal tiles- national tiles
QLD

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone has laid these tile with a traditional grout (grey/natural). We are building with hallmark in QLD but doing our own flooring other than…

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amc4159
Apr 13, 2016 7:37 am

Thank you for your advice on column colours.. I like the Black diamond brick but it is dark or not depends on the angle I guess. I am posting few pictures below. Even the…

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RegVic
Apr 13, 2016 12:05 am
RegVic
dazzaroonie
dazzaroonie
12 April 2016

Sarah Lands Estate - Keysborough

Sarah Lands Estate - Keysborough
VIC
1 ... 13, 14, 15

The Velocity Team gave it to me to discuss what was happening with their development team and I needed the number to get any reply :(

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dazzaroonie
Apr 12, 2016 2:56 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
12 April 2016

How to calculate the living area

How to calculate the living area
ACT

It all comes down to definitions, and what the area is claimed to be for. However, generally when a builder looks at total building area, dividing it up into categories…

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oneJohn
Apr 12, 2016 1:25 pm
oneJohn
nigel01
nigel01
11 April 2016

Alarm recommendation

Alarm recommendation
VIC

I'll be putting in a Bosch 6000 system with the GSM module so I can check on it and arm/disarm from the phone. http://www.cheapalarmparts.com.au/produ ...…

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nigel01
Apr 11, 2016 11:01 pm
Wellard2ndTimers
Wellard2ndTimers
11 April 2016

Need some advice on plans pls!

Need some advice on plans pls!
VIC

I love how enormous your house is going to be... but... to me it doesn't look like its been designed very well. Please don't take this the wrong way, but at the moment it…

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Wellard2ndTimers
Apr 11, 2016 10:44 pm
vijaytee1
vijaytee1
11 April 2016

Building a house at "My home on the river" logan village

Building a house at "My home on the river" logan village
QLD

Yeh i no. Ive been meaning to do. But dnt get the time. Lol. Might do it after were in

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vijaytee1
Apr 11, 2016 7:35 pm
vijaytee1
docplus
docplus
11 April 2016

Oran Park 21A & 21B release anyone?

Oran Park 21A & 21B release anyone?
NSW

Hi neighbour. We are in 21A. Settled 2 weeks back. Looking forward to share information. Just posted in the main OPT thread. cheers.

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docplus
Apr 11, 2016 6:04 pm
TomCat
TomCat
10 April 2016

Playford Alive with Sterling Homes

Playford Alive with Sterling Homes
SA

CustomStirling is building a custom design with Stirling Homes. She's not in Playford Alive but I think with Playford council Good luck with it all!

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TomCat
Apr 10, 2016 9:43 pm
TomCat
oneJohn
oneJohn
10 April 2016

Building in Adelaide wth Oakford - PCI

Building in Adelaide wth Oakford - PCI
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

That's a shame that you're having troubles with your build. I did find that they were fairly slow up until build start for us. If there was an error in a plan, it would…

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oneJohn
Apr 10, 2016 9:35 pm
oneJohn
KLB
KLB
10 April 2016

Wrong grout in bathroom and laundry

Wrong grout in bathroom and laundry
SA

Yep they always throw back the whole "what's in the contract goes" so stick it to them. No point picking a colour if they are going to use something…

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KLB
Apr 10, 2016 8:31 pm
KLB
Joey15
Joey15
10 April 2016

Finding a builder

Finding a builder
VIC

I've bought a block of land and am currently looking for a builder, within budget. I've narrowed it down to Bentley Homes & Grandvue Homes. Has anyone built with either of…

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Joey15
Apr 10, 2016 4:52 pm
chani165
chani165
10 April 2016

Harvest View Estate - Epping

Harvest View Estate - Epping
VIC
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Oh cool ... Yea that will help .....

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chani165
Apr 10, 2016 3:57 pm
donna61
donna61
10 April 2016

WA - Baldivis/Waikiki Group Chat

WA - Baldivis/Waikiki Group Chat
WA
1 ... 35, 36, 37

Anyone know any good house build deals around $160k ?

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donna61
Apr 10, 2016 12:58 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
10 April 2016

Waterproofing = tiling? Confused with requirements

Waterproofing = tiling? Confused with requirements
VIC

Water proofing is a separate process to tiling. Tiling only provides a water resistant surface, tiling by itself is not a water proof finish. Water proofing typically…

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Beetaloo
Apr 10, 2016 10:45 am
Beetaloo
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 April 2016

Help needed for multi dwelling build

Help needed for multi dwelling build
NSW

Welcome to the forum I would seriously take the advice that you have already been given.. and lower your expectations why 1. Labour cost have increased (sky-rocketed),…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 10, 2016 10:23 am
StructuralBIMGuy
deejay08
deejay08
10 April 2016

Bathroom Tiles

Bathroom Tiles
NSW

Me too...looking forward to see your progress pics. Your plans look pretty amazing!

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deejay08
Apr 10, 2016 9:16 am
Dream_Catchers
Dream_Catchers
10 April 2016

KEYYYSSS!! 14/10/15 ~ First Home, Alkimos WA

KEYYYSSS!! 14/10/15 ~ First Home, Alkimos WA
WA
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Yep.. But builder won't do it so we have to either pay to lodge a complaint or pay a private inspector - either way money we don't have but will have to find a way because…

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Dream_Catchers
Apr 10, 2016 2:31 am
Dream_Catchers
eggy24
eggy24
9 April 2016

Recommended Demolition Contractors - Semi Detached

Recommended Demolition Contractors - Semi Detached
VIC

Hi All, About to start building a duplex house in Melbourne with one of the big builders. However they are not willing to organise the demolition of our existing house as…

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eggy24
Apr 09, 2016 11:48 am

The thicker line above the pool is the boundary, my house will be around 1.3m from it I am asking the questions, but the builder seems to be trying to delay answering…

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newassiedanpc
Apr 09, 2016 12:36 am

Stamp Duty Reduction (VIC)

Stamp Duty Reduction (VIC)
VIC

We just purchased land in NSW which won't register until dec 2016 we signed contracts in Jan and had 3 months to from signing to have the stamp duty forms in however our…

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Third_time_builder03
Apr 09, 2016 12:11 am
Ashgrove33
Ashgrove33
8 April 2016

Building our Porter Davis Vienna 21

Building our Porter Davis Vienna 21
VIC

heya how are oyu going with the build?

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Ashgrove33
Apr 08, 2016 3:21 pm
Ashgrove33
Ashgrove33
Ashgrove33
8 April 2016

Building Bermuda 23 porter Davis

Building Bermuda 23 porter Davis
VIC

heya how are you going with the build?

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Ashgrove33
Apr 08, 2016 3:20 pm
Ashgrove33
Excited_much
Excited_much
8 April 2016

Byford Central-M3 Residential - PCI Defect Remediation

Byford Central-M3 Residential - PCI Defect Remediation
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Sooooo still waiting... Got a call this morning from the paver.... we will see what they have fixed when I get home, I doubt they will get it right. Plus they advised…

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Excited_much
Apr 08, 2016 3:13 pm
Excited_much
Jayho
Jayho
8 April 2016

Builder -Rockwall Homes - have you worked with them?

Builder -Rockwall Homes - have you worked with them?
NSW
1, 2

They are biggest lier ... Please stay away from them ... We had a give a work to them but they stuffed up ... even they didn't paid to their sub contractor ...many up and…

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Jayho
Apr 08, 2016 12:52 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
8 April 2016

Clerestory windows in a skillion E/W roof

Clerestory windows in a skillion E/W roof
NSW

With your downlights, just be careful that you choose the right ones. Some of them you can run your insulation completely over the top of them if you use a shroud. Others…

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Stewie D
Apr 08, 2016 9:30 am
Dani_84
Dani_84
7 April 2016

Modular Home

Modular Home
VIC

Following, it would be great to hear some experience !!

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Dani_84
Apr 07, 2016 10:12 pm
Orpheus
Orpheus
7 April 2016

Uneven Ensuite Cabinetry

Uneven Ensuite Cabinetry
WA

Option 1 for me. There's not much size difference btwn the left and right drawers so it's not that much noticeable. @ Orph build thread: viewtopic.php?t=78328 Dream…

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Orpheus
Apr 07, 2016 7:53 pm
Orpheus
Althom
Althom
7 April 2016

Granny flats law need to be change in Victoria

Granny flats law need to be change in Victoria
VIC

Can you imagine what would happen if this was to come to pass - massive stupidity to even consider doing this.

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Althom
Apr 07, 2016 7:05 pm
Althom
Finnerz74
Finnerz74
7 April 2016

Our Alkira Olivia Hornsby Shire

Our Alkira Olivia Hornsby Shire
NSW
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hi RJMM, We are very happy with the house. A few niggles here and there but Alkira has responded quickly. We were delayed getting in due to the driveway so only got in…

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Finnerz74
Apr 07, 2016 11:07 am
howieman
howieman
6 April 2016

Tiling dry area in new build - clearance needed from ground

Tiling dry area in new build - clearance needed from ground
QLD

thanks for the reply asked my tiler, they requested 15-18mm clearance cheers :)

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howieman
Apr 06, 2016 10:30 pm
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Pixielix
Apr 06, 2016 9:35 pm
Pixielix
Hearny87
Hearny87
6 April 2016

Building our first home - HGWA

Building our first home - HGWA
WA

Been away from this Forum for a bit. Everything from HGWA has been great so far !. We ran into a few delays with Titles which were originally due October last year, then…

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Hearny87
Apr 06, 2016 4:55 pm
Hearny87
MrsPeabody
MrsPeabody
6 April 2016

choosing a builder for knockdown rebuild Melbourne South Eas

choosing a builder for knockdown rebuild Melbourne South Eas
VIC

Got a spare room? We'd enjoy customizing a gym geared for you and your family’s fitness goals. The Fitness Shop (located in Essendon 10 mins from Melbourne CBD) Visit:

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MrsPeabody
Apr 06, 2016 3:08 pm
spearsfamily
spearsfamily
6 April 2016

What type of Conduit to "dig in" prior to driveway down

What type of Conduit to "dig in" prior to driveway down
WA

Im a sparky. 500 mm in free ground. Under concrete driveway it can be directly under or in it, we normally scratch it in. 300mm under paving. Orange for 240volts or if…

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spearsfamily
Apr 06, 2016 1:17 pm
spearsfamily

Now with floors: Laminate Floorboards: Titan Brushbox Carpet: Redbook (can't recall colour name)

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S7iCkSt3R
Apr 06, 2016 11:46 am
S7iCkSt3R
jelbell55
jelbell55
6 April 2016

KDR - Dale Alcock Eastern suburbs - Aggregate

KDR - Dale Alcock Eastern suburbs - Aggregate
WA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Looks amazing D_rail, great to hear from you. Love the pool and it looks like a great size! Looking forward to seeing it all finished

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jelbell55
Apr 06, 2016 10:22 am
sarahcraigy
sarahcraigy
6 April 2016

Anybody building with Provincial professional homes

Anybody building with Provincial professional homes
NSW

We are currently building with them, slab is down and frames were delivered today, anything specific you are looking for, just let me know, will help if I can.

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sarahcraigy
Apr 06, 2016 10:00 am
LaceyM
LaceyM
6 April 2016

Building in Pasadena Clyde - Botanic Homes FINAL WALKTHROUGH

Building in Pasadena Clyde - Botanic Homes FINAL WALKTHROUGH
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Yep partner made that from two sleepers and a letter box filler off ebay :) Pendants are from beacon that are over the kitchen and the large ones were from a small…

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LaceyM
Apr 06, 2016 9:58 am
LaceyM
Saint Girl
Saint Girl
6 April 2016

Preparing for knock down rebuild

Preparing for knock down rebuild
QLD

Organise the abolishment of services on the day of your settlement. It takes a while, especially gas. We are doing a KDB, our house is now under construction. We had a…

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Saint Girl
Apr 06, 2016 9:28 am
Saint Girl
Vcm_9
Vcm_9
5 April 2016

The Gallery House

The Gallery House
VIC

Thankyou so much for that update.. We want to do the exact same thing and put the pool in the zone outside the kitchen/dining, boxed in by Loggia and theatre. I think a…

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Vcm_9
Apr 05, 2016 10:39 pm
Vcm_9


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