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Oliver1989G
Oliver1989G
30 November 2015

Building with Firstyle at Village Square EP?

Building with Firstyle at Village Square EP?
NSW

I am building with them too the Keswick 24 CANT WAIT!

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Oliver1989G
Nov 30, 2015 9:14 am
Deva
Deva
29 November 2015

Custom Builders Brisbane?

Custom Builders Brisbane?
QLD

Hi, there are many builders to choose from thats for sure! There are some that do standard designs or custom designs, at no extra cost (we have looked at ValEco,…

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Deva
Nov 29, 2015 8:05 pm
Deva
perthgirl16
perthgirl16
29 November 2015

First Home - Annie's Landing **PCI 5TH OF MARCH**

First Home - Annie's Landing **PCI 5TH OF MARCH**
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hope your fencing went ok --- lurking for an update!!!!

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perthgirl16
Nov 29, 2015 3:24 pm
bubblynutter
bubblynutter
29 November 2015

Temp fencing

Temp fencing
VIC

Thanks everyone. We're on the corner of two dead end roads - the only people who access our whole area are residents. Who all have their own acreages! So I would think the…

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bubblynutter
Nov 29, 2015 9:25 am
ctang419
ctang419
28 November 2015

Timber looking Tiles

Timber looking Tiles
QLD

Hi guys we are in Brisbane and have just finished building our house. We over odered some timber looking tiles and wondering if any of you would need them. The Tiles are…

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ctang419
Nov 28, 2015 10:53 pm
staceyd
staceyd
28 November 2015

Compensation for rectification delays

Compensation for rectification delays
VIC

Just wondering if anyone has successfully pursued compensation from their builder for massive delays in fixing issues with a new build? We handed over more than 12 months…

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170
staceyd
Nov 28, 2015 3:51 pm
Our Honeywood Build
Our Honeywood Build
28 November 2015

Plaster inspection

Plaster inspection
WA

And should be shinny First Build, Commodore Homes, Honeywood, Wandi. viewtopic.php?t=77170

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Our Honeywood Build
Nov 28, 2015 10:35 am
Our Honeywood Build
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
28 November 2015

Problems with house build - who to contact??

Problems with house build - who to contact??
WA

Seems like a slow job indeed. 6-9 months is normal build time I would say. Piece of advice when you are not getting anywhere. Confirm everything in writing (fax is best,…

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Leonardo_23
Nov 28, 2015 12:03 am
Man1
Man1
28 November 2015

Please guide me

Please guide me
VIC

Soil tests are to determine what type of soil is underneath you as some types need more substantial foundations and therefore cost more. Cut and fill will be needed if the…

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Man1
Nov 27, 2015 11:14 pm
ben2363
ben2363
27 November 2015

2 phase copper wire

2 phase copper wire
VIC

had a quick look and they seem to be 40mm cables

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ben2363
Nov 27, 2015 3:27 pm
zc12345
zc12345
27 November 2015

Recommended custom builder in Ryde NSW ?

Recommended custom builder in Ryde NSW ?
NSW

Hello there, anyone could help with providing recommended builders in Ryde area? doesnt matter if they are local or outer builders as long as they are good builders. tx

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zc12345
Nov 27, 2015 2:34 pm
clueless2009
clueless2009
27 November 2015

Island bench question

Island bench question
TAS

current house island bench have back laminates are in vertical and broken into three sections evenly, dark laminates like above pic's. Its represents roughly three double…

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clueless2009
Nov 27, 2015 2:25 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
26 November 2015

What would you change? What do you regret?

What would you change? What do you regret?
NSW

Lol just saw this old thread. I can now say I regret using my builder Busby homes. 13mths and still arguing. Has not been a smooth building process at all. So many…

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Crazyk
Nov 26, 2015 8:18 pm
Crazyk
Googonian
Googonian
26 November 2015

Has anybody struck rock at Googong?

Has anybody struck rock at Googong?
NSW

We hit rock on Garraway Cres. Cost us 5500 extra on the build

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Googonian
Nov 26, 2015 8:03 pm
PolkaDots
PolkaDots
26 November 2015

Steel Picket Fence vc PVC Picket Fence

Steel Picket Fence vc PVC Picket Fence
VIC

Thanks for the responses! I'll have to find somewhere in VIC that does PVC and have a look at them and get a quote

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PolkaDots
Nov 26, 2015 5:12 pm
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
25 November 2015

How long after pci

How long after pci
TAS

Thanks archetto I hope it's that or less even hahaha I'm so anxious to get in before Christmas and now our PCI has been pushed from Thursday until Monday because the…

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nat_luke1
Nov 25, 2015 6:58 pm
snyde
snyde
25 November 2015

$30,000 site costs!!

$30,000 site costs!!
VIC
1, 2

Site costs refers to the excavation work involved to prepare the site for your slab. Including the site cut, digging, slab preperation, rock removal, etc.

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snyde
Nov 25, 2015 6:07 pm
snyde
Petad
Petad
25 November 2015

Please recommend good building inspector in Perth

Please recommend good building inspector in Perth
WA

We went with housepect they quoted $795 but they do 3 inspections and we missed the first so that's for 2 We…

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Petad
Nov 25, 2015 5:40 pm
Petad
Kamejaje
Kamejaje
25 November 2015

Plantation Homes - Miller Facade and Balconies!

Plantation Homes - Miller Facade and Balconies!
QLD

Hi ya Jozh, sorry just saw your reply, thank you! I must turn on the notifications for this post as I am not getting them :( Yes, we are building in Warner Lakes the…

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Kamejaje
Nov 25, 2015 4:04 pm
Kamejaje
Mikes005
Mikes005
25 November 2015

Shingle roof suppliers in Melbourne?

Shingle roof suppliers in Melbourne?
VIC

Hi all. I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with any shingle roof suppliers in Melbourne? The guy our builder has used in the past has left the business, so…

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Mikes005
Nov 25, 2015 12:23 pm
Mikes005
cchelsiee
cchelsiee
25 November 2015

Building in Perth - 101 Residential - first ever build

Building in Perth - 101 Residential - first ever build
WA

So after not having any updates from 101 for a while hubby and i went over to the house to have a look if there had been ANY progress at all.. and to our surprise there…

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cchelsiee
Nov 25, 2015 12:02 pm
cchelsiee
DBH_84
DBH_84
25 November 2015

Anyone built with Marksman Homes or built split level?

Anyone built with Marksman Homes or built split level?
NSW

Hi all, We are in the early stages of acquiring a builder and would like people's opinion/experience if they have built with Marksman Homes. We are looking at a split…

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DBH_84
Nov 25, 2015 7:34 am
bluesteel
bluesteel
24 November 2015

25acres-Energy efficient custom build- Updated pics.

25acres-Energy efficient custom build- Updated pics.
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

I just got a notification....all excited there may have been photos. Would love to see your home too. Hope all is going well.

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bluesteel
Nov 24, 2015 8:50 pm
bluesteel
imran.sheth
imran.sheth
24 November 2015

Coral Homes MSP (Winton)

Coral Homes MSP (Winton)
QLD
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hey s_mack, Really Nice MSP plan and well designed outdoor area. Are you on corner lot ? Is it possible for you to send your plan siting on your block?

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imran.sheth
Nov 24, 2015 10:00 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
24 November 2015

Choosing a builder - Qs to ask?

Choosing a builder - Qs to ask?
NSW

Seriously...Ask them why Roy Morgan doesn't Rank them in the trusted professions survey... ( :wink: ) Here http://www.roymorgan.com/findings/5531- ... 1404110537

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 24, 2015 9:22 am
StructuralBIMGuy
clairemsong
clairemsong
24 November 2015

Building Simonds Amberlea - Keys

Building Simonds Amberlea - Keys
VIC
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Hi edscl, I am not sure if you still check this blog. We are in the middle of getting our house built. We have chosen Blackwood bricks. But I saw very obvious black…

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clairemsong
Nov 24, 2015 8:27 am
Althom
Althom
23 November 2015

New build - bamboo floors installed - noisy

New build - bamboo floors installed - noisy
QLD

Ours was Bamboozle, glued down. There's two spots in the house where there's a bit of a creak. I'm guessing that's where the slab wasn't entirely level.

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Althom
Nov 23, 2015 6:19 pm
Althom
twylamc
twylamc
23 November 2015

Time for a Change - Building our Lifestyle on Acreage

Time for a Change - Building our Lifestyle on Acreage
QLD

We have a sliding door from our master's bedroom to our own little verandah. Same as we have a sliding door from our living area to a bigger verandah. Still building so…

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twylamc
Nov 23, 2015 5:37 pm
twylamc
Team PD
Team PD
23 November 2015

Porter Davis

Porter Davis
VIC

Hi Chrisloc, I am very disappointed to read your post and would like to assist in your outstanding items being resolved so you can enjoy your new home. Can you please PM…

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Team PD
Nov 23, 2015 2:02 pm
Team PD
Mon445
Mon445
23 November 2015

Land and slab size

Land and slab size
NSW

Everything looks tiny until they have done the white set and the ceilings are on. But once it's all finished and you actually move in and furnish it etc, you realise you…

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Mon445
Nov 23, 2015 1:19 pm
corygee
corygee
23 November 2015

Building house with Porter Davis

Building house with Porter Davis
VIC

Hmm, our PD contract is subject to finance, as negotiated at our contact signing appointment. This might have been allowed only because we purchased a H&L package, and…

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corygee
Nov 23, 2015 12:35 pm
corygee
shellby
shellby
23 November 2015

Best home and land builders port macquarie

Best home and land builders port macquarie
NSW

Do look into stamp duty though with house and land packages - If you buy land and then house you only pay stamp duty on the land price - whereas if you buy a package you…

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shellby
Nov 23, 2015 9:39 am
shellby
Jdvee
Jdvee
23 November 2015

Distance between Kitchen Bench

Distance between Kitchen Bench
WA

Pretty bloody big! Haha! No regrets tho it will be great for entertaining, no longer need a separate trestle table for all the food :)

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Jdvee
Nov 23, 2015 1:03 am
Dude78
Dude78
22 November 2015

Cracks in the slab

Cracks in the slab
VIC

Thanks for your responses.

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Dude78
Nov 22, 2015 7:59 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
22 November 2015

Site Costs question

Site Costs question
NSW

Hello All, I would like to introduce Landscape Tanks, We manufacture retaining walls that store water! Landscape Tank is a Retaining Wall, Water Tank and Garden Bed, ALL…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 22, 2015 7:56 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
imrasm
imrasm
22 November 2015

Metricon DualOcc build Melb East - Nervous!

Metricon DualOcc build Melb East - Nervous!
VIC

Site cost can drastically varies depend on your site slope and soil condition . If you are sure that Metricon is the company who can build your house then initiate the…

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imrasm
Nov 22, 2015 8:38 am
mandy+steve
mandy+steve
22 November 2015

Highbury Homes

Highbury Homes
WA

After three years they still come out?

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mandy+steve
Nov 22, 2015 12:08 am
mandy+steve
Robzilr
Robzilr
21 November 2015

Avonlee Stage 6 Brabham W.A

Avonlee Stage 6 Brabham W.A
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hello neighbours, I am wondering what turf types you have decided on other than artificial, I have a larger block on Park Street so it is important I make the right…

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Robzilr
Nov 21, 2015 10:16 pm
Robzilr
dianaahilton
dianaahilton
21 November 2015

Cost of Bricklaying in Melbourne

Cost of Bricklaying in Melbourne
VIC

Brick layers usually charge in two ways - either on an hourly basis or per brick basis. The hourly rate for a brick layer tends to be around $37-53 . The rate per brick…

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dianaahilton
Nov 21, 2015 9:41 pm
dianaahilton
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mandy+steve
Nov 21, 2015 10:43 am
mandy+steve
mishb
mishb
21 November 2015

Holiday house in Central Victoria

Holiday house in Central Victoria
VIC

We're looking at building a holiday house on acreage, near Heathcote. We're thinking of going the modular/kit route for cost control and simplicity. But we'd also…

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mishb
Nov 21, 2015 10:35 am
MmmmBalf
MmmmBalf
21 November 2015

What is the point of sliding window locks?

What is the point of sliding window locks?
SA

Hubby and I had handover of our new house last week. Our builder installed keyed window locks on our property but I have only just found out (after being burgled 4 days…

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MmmmBalf
Nov 21, 2015 10:08 am
MmmmBalf
oneJohn
oneJohn
21 November 2015

Has anyone chosen "Evening Haze" colour...

Has anyone chosen "Evening Haze" colour...
VIC

Based on the colour calibration work I've done to model our house, I agree that Evening Haze is a close match to the colour of off-white mortar (off-white cement + white…

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oneJohn
Nov 21, 2015 8:39 am
oneJohn
MmmmBalf
MmmmBalf
21 November 2015

Ideas for nice large single story homes ?

Ideas for nice large single story homes ?

G.J Gardner Homes have a number of large single storey homes with frontages around 28m. I haven't built with them, so can't give an opinion on their build - I believe…

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MmmmBalf
Nov 21, 2015 8:16 am
MmmmBalf
MalSannie
MalSannie
21 November 2015

Yanchep ( Capricorn build )

Yanchep ( Capricorn build )
WA

Oh how lovely - we're due PCI on the 30th (fingers crossed) - good luck for yours too

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MalSannie
Nov 21, 2015 4:26 am
MalSannie
MalSannie
MalSannie
21 November 2015

Our house in the middle of the street _ Splash of green!

Our house in the middle of the street _ Splash of green!
VIC
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hi DD - I hope you've had some positive progress on your home? Bet you can't wait for your holiday are you visiting family?

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MalSannie
Nov 21, 2015 4:25 am
MalSannie
Gunna
Gunna
20 November 2015

Coral Homes - Termite System

Coral Homes - Termite System
QLD

Coral uses a visual barrier. There is no termimesh or anything like that. This is what it should look…

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Gunna
Nov 20, 2015 7:44 pm
kiwiinmelbourne
kiwiinmelbourne
20 November 2015

Recommendations for a builder

Recommendations for a builder
VIC

Hi guys, Just after a recommendation for a builder who is competent to build off a set of plans. Was hoping for some pictures as well off the "final product". Builder must…

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kiwiinmelbourne
Nov 20, 2015 12:18 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
20 November 2015

First home builder and water tanks

First home builder and water tanks
NSW

It almost certainly would have been…

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SaveH2O
Nov 20, 2015 11:36 am
SaveH2O


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