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fooSA
fooSA
9 August 2016

What is built to lock up?

What is built to lock up?

Thanks for that, a very interesting read. Its a lot less then developed than I thought it would be. I think the stage where I lock up was at is actually at "Fixing".

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fooSA
Aug 09, 2016 5:24 pm
Lisjac
Lisjac
9 August 2016

Waldorf Blog

Waldorf Blog
VIC

Hi guys, I finally managed to get around to updating the blog - I am still a bit behind but for those interested please follow along here; http://waldorf43.blogspot.com.au/

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Lisjac
Aug 09, 2016 1:49 pm
bec_building
bec_building
9 August 2016

Study Nook to be filled after build

Study Nook to be filled after build
VIC

Hi all, Just wondering if any one has had their study nooked filled with an inbuilt desk post build? If so, what cost am I looking at? And are there any business…

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bec_building
Aug 09, 2016 11:19 am
Ross_20
Ross_20
8 August 2016

HGWA roof options

HGWA roof options
WA

We just completed prestart and they are now using colorbond. They said because it's basically a better known name.

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Ross_20
Aug 08, 2016 10:57 pm
Hopeful85
Hopeful85
8 August 2016

Cheapest way to build

Cheapest way to build
ACT

Thanks yes we were hoping to do a lot of the fit out ourselves as the builder is a mate and can hopefully let us work as cheap labor. But really I would rather it go up…

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Hopeful85
Aug 08, 2016 4:25 pm
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Kelgofast
Aug 08, 2016 12:06 pm
Kelgofast
cheryltate
cheryltate
7 August 2016

Honeywood Wandi - RossNorth(CompleteHomes) - LockUp

Honeywood Wandi - RossNorth(CompleteHomes) - LockUp
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

How's it going? Have you moved in yet? We're looking at PCI in the next couple of weeks depending on what the construction manager thinks when he visits, can't wait to get…

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cheryltate
Aug 07, 2016 10:58 pm
kthoppo
kthoppo
7 August 2016

Building in Coffs Harbour

Building in Coffs Harbour
NSW

Hi, I currently live in Sydney and I am after some recommendations on builders on Coffs Harbour please. We have just brought acreage and are tossing up between Adenbrook…

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kthoppo
Aug 07, 2016 5:12 pm
Canberra_gal
Canberra_gal
7 August 2016

Rawson vs Eden Brae

Rawson vs Eden Brae
NSW

Rawson definitely stick to their contract price, but remember the contract price is the final price you decide on AFTER all of your selections. So everything you want to…

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Canberra_gal
Aug 07, 2016 11:23 am
Canberra_gal
hazza80
hazza80
7 August 2016

Does anyone have a shale grey or windspray colorbond roof?

Does anyone have a shale grey or windspray colorbond roof?
NSW

We've chosen windspray for the roof/gutters and shale grey for fascia. Bricks are moondust. No photos as plans are in council for approval.

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hazza80
Aug 07, 2016 7:57 am
hazza80
MoniqueElizabeth
MoniqueElizabeth
6 August 2016

Plan advice please!

Plan advice please!
VIC

Thanks! Will definitely look at the thread. I didn't know much about door heights, I'll have to ask! Also powerpoints in the cupboards sound great, they are above bench…

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MoniqueElizabeth
Aug 06, 2016 7:01 pm
jasminelee_86
jasminelee_86
6 August 2016

Did you opt for insulation under a colorbond roof?

Did you opt for insulation under a colorbond roof?

No but i wish we had know before becuase i would have spent the extra $$. Oh well thats my fault

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jasminelee_86
Aug 06, 2016 4:26 pm
jasminelee_86
jasminelee_86
jasminelee_86
6 August 2016

Home Group WA pre start

Home Group WA pre start
WA

We went through cosby tiles. (Think thats how you spell it) cost $150 to switch but they have a huge selection and i much preferred their colours. Home group have 4…

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jasminelee_86
Aug 06, 2016 4:20 pm
jasminelee_86
scattedd
scattedd
6 August 2016

Building Length

Building Length
VIC

Most builders try to stick to their contract times but some times due to issues out of their control it may take longer.

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scattedd
Aug 06, 2016 3:07 pm
ajs102
ajs102
6 August 2016

Wiring in a two story house

Wiring in a two story house
NSW

I would like to know if electrical wiring in a two story house is wired from the second story "floor" to the electrical points or up to the ceiling and then down to the…

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ajs102
Aug 06, 2016 2:33 pm
Althom
Althom
6 August 2016

Should I make an issue of this?

Should I make an issue of this?
NSW

History is full of people who have evidence of agreeing something with their builders but the builder response, 99% of the time", will be "it's not on the plans". The…

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Althom
Aug 06, 2016 11:03 am
Althom
Charley
Charley
6 August 2016

Developer 'infringement notification'

Developer 'infringement notification'
VIC

We are building on a corner block and need 1800mm fences also. I am planning on having plants around fenceline that grow to 2m.

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Charley
Aug 06, 2016 7:13 am
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ZoePerth
Aug 05, 2016 5:16 pm
angela83
angela83
5 August 2016

Caddens penrith

Caddens penrith
NSW
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Driveway - we will either be going through excite concrete or sdh concrete (very very similar in price, there was only $20 difference) Have seen both companies work and…

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angela83
Aug 05, 2016 12:10 pm
party_of_5
party_of_5
5 August 2016

Anyone building with Ashford Homes

Anyone building with Ashford Homes
VIC
1, 2

Hi Party_of_5, How are you progressing? Are you in the Northern suburbs? Still nothing

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party_of_5
Aug 05, 2016 7:21 am
sunandstars
sunandstars
4 August 2016

Bungalow Homes Custom Build home in Hervey Bay

Bungalow Homes Custom Build home in Hervey Bay
QLD

The link to my forum topic is in my signature :) I love the colours you've chosen! They really compliment the house and location!

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sunandstars
Aug 04, 2016 4:05 pm
goody59
goody59
4 August 2016

SLAB costs M vs H

SLAB costs M vs H

I think you will find that because it is a KDRB (knock down and rebuild) that the H class will get recommended because of the disturbed soil conditions of the previous…

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goody59
Aug 04, 2016 1:45 pm
goody59
julia1301
julia1301
4 August 2016

Garage door colour!!

Garage door colour!!
VIC

Thats great you got to see one before you made your choice. I still have no idea what the basalt will look like but it was vetter than my other choice of dune :)

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julia1301
Aug 04, 2016 1:15 pm
julia1301
eron365
eron365
4 August 2016

SAVE HUGE MONEY from builders in Brisbane & surrounds!!

SAVE HUGE MONEY from builders in Brisbane & surrounds!!
QLD

Hey everyone, Just thought I'd throw this post up and try to get people who are interested in building in Brisbane and surrounds. A few mates and I are approaching…

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eron365
Aug 04, 2016 12:44 pm
fully
fully
4 August 2016

Henley homes, Some General floor plan questions

Henley homes, Some General floor plan questions

Thanks for that, yeah I'll get my friends to drop into a display village and ask those questions. I just thought I'd check on this site first as heaps of people have built…

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fully
Aug 04, 2016 11:22 am
Nikki_c
Nikki_c
4 August 2016

Modern Wealth Realty

Modern Wealth Realty
NSW

Hi, Has anyone purchased a house and land package through Modern Wealth Realty and were there any extra costs involved or was it a full turnkey package? Thank you ?

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Nikki_c
Aug 04, 2016 9:29 am
PEARZ
PEARZ
4 August 2016

Building in Circa the Grange

Building in Circa the Grange
VIC

Thanks for that looking at carlisle and henley. Fingurs crossed as we kike the place.

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PEARZ
Aug 04, 2016 8:55 am
PEARZ
zaplo
zaplo
4 August 2016

Wisdom Homes WHY, WHAT, WHERE and HOW

Wisdom Homes WHY, WHAT, WHERE and HOW
NSW

If you want to build on time and good quality get another tender with Clarendon, our neighbour started 1 month after us and they moved in one month before us, we moved in…

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zaplo
Aug 04, 2016 12:33 am
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Sparkie
Aug 03, 2016 8:22 pm
dee13
dee13
3 August 2016

Asha's HGWA build - Bamboo floor update & pool pics

Asha's HGWA build - Bamboo floor update & pool pics
WA
1 ... 74, 75, 76

Hi Asha, Just wondering, when you built, was Poytec what Homegroup offered at the time, or did you upgrade from Laminex\Formica? I noticed you had it & I'm trying to find…

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dee13
Aug 03, 2016 7:22 pm
LouLouB
LouLouB
3 August 2016

Need a new builder

Need a new builder
QLD

We've just moved out of Redlands!! You may struggle to find a builder who allows you to supply your own materials for plumbing as they cannot guarantee the quality etc…

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LouLouB
Aug 03, 2016 3:14 pm
whitefresh
whitefresh
3 August 2016

Building with Boutique Homes Victoria - Airlie 38

Building with Boutique Homes Victoria - Airlie 38
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Love your house! I was wondering if you could show some more pics of the back of your house so I can see the bricks on a larger scale. Also did you choose white windows…

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whitefresh
Aug 03, 2016 2:05 pm
whitefresh
bpratt
bpratt
3 August 2016

Long narrow house on a 1 acre block

Long narrow house on a 1 acre block
TAS

I'm on 1 acre, and the house is only 233 sqm in size, but from the road it looks just as big as most in the estate. The roof is also 25 degree pitch, so that by itself…

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bpratt
Aug 03, 2016 11:22 am
bpratt
bpratt
3 August 2016

Building on acreage in QLD. What do we need to know?

Building on acreage in QLD. What do we need to know?
QLD

Depending upon the size of the block, Logan generally want you to have 31000 litre water tank on a trickle feed system. That may be what they want you to have, consider…

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bpratt
Aug 03, 2016 11:18 am
archetto
archetto
2 August 2016

Kelly & Troy's Home Group Bordeaux

Kelly & Troy's Home Group Bordeaux
WA
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Love the screen! funny you say you don't use your theatre, we use ours more than our living room!

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archetto
Aug 02, 2016 11:48 pm
archetto
Caraf88
Caraf88
2 August 2016

Cara and Matt's First Build - Baldivis

Cara and Matt's First Build - Baldivis
WA
1 ... 27, 28, 29

Sorry I don't it was installed while we were out. It was actually quite affordable compared to a wall pool feature. Our dream home viewtopic.php?t=75306

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Caraf88
Aug 02, 2016 7:52 pm
Caraf88
mikegrg1
mikegrg1
2 August 2016

FHOG how long after slab payment

FHOG how long after slab payment
NSW

That sounds totally feasible, for example we are paying our own flooring and have paid our own up grades directly to the electrician. Therefore not included in contract…

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mikegrg1
Aug 02, 2016 4:20 pm
mikegrg1
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dulie
Aug 02, 2016 3:31 pm
dulie
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dulie
Aug 02, 2016 3:23 pm
dulie
js_newbie
js_newbie
2 August 2016

Cut and Fill on Easement

Cut and Fill on Easement
NSW

Hi Schofie11 I have a same question , In my block of land at Schofields , I have a 900mm easement for maintenanace on one side . Are overhanging eaves of 450 mm allowed…

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js_newbie
Aug 02, 2016 12:18 pm
toddgilligan
toddgilligan
2 August 2016

Staged construction

Staged construction
NSW

Hi Guys, Looking to build a house in 3 stages on 1 acre. The first stage will be roughly 120 square meters. Studio pavilion. The other two wings will come…

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toddgilligan
Aug 02, 2016 9:43 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
2 August 2016

Building Contract

Building Contract
VIC

Every salesman Modus operandi Cheap base price, expensive upgrade options and rip you off on repairs ..better still don't go down that path... get the gist That's…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 02, 2016 8:59 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Wellard2ndTimers
Wellard2ndTimers
1 August 2016

Forever Home in WA - New Pics, PCI done....

Forever Home in WA - New Pics, PCI done....
WA
1, 2

Congrats on your beautiful home! Neff ovens are great, my slide n hide is being installed in my new place Wednesday, for the last couple of months it's been sitting in its…

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Wellard2ndTimers
Aug 01, 2016 10:20 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 August 2016

House orientation

House orientation
VIC

have you read these two excellent threads? There is a lot of relevant info there... Passive Solar Design in Sydney viewtopic.php?f=35&t=71561 House Orientation

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Stewie D
Aug 01, 2016 10:11 pm
lokster
lokster
1 August 2016

Sloping Block Builders: Finding one and Costs

Sloping Block Builders: Finding one and Costs
VIC

Yup, my thoughts exactly, some of the custom builders are saying for a 40 Square house be prepared for up to 650K... I really need to look for more builders around the…

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lokster
Aug 01, 2016 8:09 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
1 August 2016

Concrete dump in land

Concrete dump in land
QLD

I reported to the council. They said they couldn't do anything without proof.. but I hope their vehicle going past regularly puts people off. My builder also called the SS…

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aloenyx
Aug 01, 2016 6:25 pm
aloenyx
fiat10
fiat10
1 August 2016

GJ Gardener in SA

GJ Gardener in SA
SA

Hi Foo, I'm building with GJ in qld, and we're almost at lock up. We've had a great experience with our local franchise :) Looking forward to following your build!

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fiat10
Aug 01, 2016 1:37 pm
jcal14
jcal14
1 August 2016

Spring Farm Riverside Stage 53

Spring Farm Riverside Stage 53
NSW

Hi Sudu, I just joined here. I also bought at Nepean Vill stage 2 (expected to register Q2 next year). How are you finding the progress of stage 1 release?

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jcal14
Aug 01, 2016 1:20 pm

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