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malayaco
malayaco
21 January 2016

Kitchen Cupboard doors and drawer profile

Kitchen Cupboard doors and drawer profile
WA

Hi! I need an advise, We are thinking of upgrading our kitchen cupboard doors and drawers to a nice profile from Formica velour vinyl in heritage profile. We were just…

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malayaco
Jan 21, 2016 9:40 pm
wrexter
wrexter
21 January 2016

Opting out of Preliminary Plans Agreement

Opting out of Preliminary Plans Agreement
WA

Hi All Sorry to bring up an old thread but i am having a similar issue. 1. signed preparation of contract and paid $2000 deposit. 2. do not want to go ahead with…

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wrexter
Jan 21, 2016 4:45 pm
wrexter
Jaffa123
Jaffa123
21 January 2016

Henley Geneva Q1

Henley Geneva Q1
VIC

Hi all Did any of you go ahead and build the Geneva? Can I ask if any of you changed the standard kitchen layout? Also, any tips or recommendations? Many thanks

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Jaffa123
Jan 21, 2016 3:43 pm
Gilbert106
Gilbert106
21 January 2016

WIR Fitouts

WIR Fitouts
WA

No problem. Our first quote they were only 400mm deep. I'm just pleased my cabinet maker told me or ours would not of been deep enough. I would of been gutted! :)

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Gilbert106
Jan 21, 2016 2:47 pm
Gilbert106
Sara_jj
Sara_jj
21 January 2016

Building Inspector recommendations Perth

Building Inspector recommendations Perth
WA

Hi. Looking for a good building inspector in Perth for a 2 storey house. Please PM me with recommendations.

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Sara_jj
Jan 21, 2016 12:03 pm
Jaffa123
Jaffa123
21 January 2016

Building Monaco Q2 with Henley in Wollert

Building Monaco Q2 with Henley in Wollert
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hi LG123 Did you end up going with the Henley Vienna Q2? We are thinking about building the same. Did you get anything changed? Would be interested to know how you got…

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Jaffa123
Jan 21, 2016 7:09 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 January 2016

What is this tube looking item on my vacant land?

What is this tube looking item on my vacant land?
VIC

The riser you have is not for ventilation otherwise it would be much higher and have a grate on it to facilitate the escaping of a build up of gas. Yours is there simply…

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Stewie D
Jan 20, 2016 11:13 pm
Pink86
Pink86
20 January 2016

Start date

Start date
NSW

Thankyou for your feedback clintdb. So I have come to the conclusion that the standard HIA contract sucks! How can a builder take as long as they please to obtain required…

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Pink86
Jan 20, 2016 9:19 pm
rondy
rondy
20 January 2016

Silkwood Dream Homes or Zuccala

Silkwood Dream Homes or Zuccala
VIC

I'd say they've either got the phones of the hook or they've been disconnected. It will be interesting to see if the offices are open. Hopefully your maintenance issues…

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rondy
Jan 20, 2016 5:41 pm
BS12
BS12
20 January 2016

HAND OVER COMPLETED 24/11/2015 Alkimos WA, Trinity(atelier v

HAND OVER COMPLETED 24/11/2015 Alkimos WA, Trinity(atelier v
WA
1 ... 28, 29, 30

LD Total for the landscape package? Your time at Alkimos Beach should have given you an idea of what to expect... and yep as Huggy_B said its not great :( I was going to…

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BS12
Jan 20, 2016 4:34 pm
building-expert
building-expert
20 January 2016

Mistreated by builder

Mistreated by builder
NSW

The problem is serious (and not uncommon) because building agreement(drawings)n should accurately reflect what was agreed. If builder then presented different set for…

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building-expert
Jan 20, 2016 1:50 pm
building-expert
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gandn
Jan 20, 2016 11:01 am
Gilbert106
Gilbert106
20 January 2016

Earthworks

Earthworks
WA

Jarrahdale earthmoving. Highly recommend, they done our house and shed pad :)

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Gilbert106
Jan 20, 2016 12:42 am
Gilbert106
gootza
gootza
19 January 2016

Our Build: Dennis Family Homes "Oxford"

Our Build: Dennis Family Homes "Oxford"
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

No worries at all! Yes of course I will! Good luck with everything, I hope your experience is as pleasant as ours was. :z:

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gootza
Jan 19, 2016 7:17 pm
gootza
Vertisol
Vertisol
19 January 2016

Anybody building at Googong ?

Anybody building at Googong ?
NSW
1 ... 108, 109, 110

Can't wait to move in to Googong and start crossfit training at my new garage gym

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Vertisol
Jan 19, 2016 2:31 pm
BH86
BH86
19 January 2016

Which builder is better?? For QLD

Which builder is better?? For QLD
QLD

We have built our first home with AMT Homes, they are based around the Rochedale area and we were delighted with the service price and quality Mick the director was an…

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BH86
Jan 19, 2016 11:19 am
fnt0603
fnt0603
19 January 2016

Land for sale 10.5 x 26.5 mickleham Annadale $130k

Land for sale 10.5 x 26.5 mickleham Annadale $130k
VIC

Hi Guys Just putting this out there, Last year my partner and I purchased a block of land up north at Mickleham in the Annadale Estate stage 5, but the land wasn't going…

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fnt0603
Jan 19, 2016 1:11 am
TomCat
TomCat
18 January 2016

Standard Rangehood or retractable?

Standard Rangehood or retractable?
WA

I got retractable and paid similar amount for two spice cupboards (all they're good for). I didn't mind as I really dislike the look of the exposed spout.

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TomCat
Jan 18, 2016 11:46 pm
TomCat
shellby
shellby
18 January 2016

Cost of transformer

Cost of transformer
NSW

My question is, was the land advertise as having power ready to be connected? Or did you assume power was there ready to be connected because you saw the power lines and…

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shellby
Jan 18, 2016 5:27 pm
shellby
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Kim-Monash
Jan 18, 2016 5:24 pm
Building4my3tots
Building4my3tots
18 January 2016

CSR / Bradford ‘standard builders wrap’?

CSR / Bradford ‘standard builders wrap’?
VIC

Hi My builder thinks that wall wraps are 'rubbish', and not comfortable in installing them, 1. He thinks that he cannot clean the bricks on the other side, 2. How can the…

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Building4my3tots
Jan 18, 2016 10:35 am
Building4my3tots
1st time
1st time
17 January 2016

BUILDING IN MANOOKA VALLEY CURRANS HILL

BUILDING IN MANOOKA VALLEY CURRANS HILL
NSW
1 ... 43, 44, 45

Hi all we are trying to get some quotes for our fencing and retaining walls. who have people used, and any feedback would be great! have tried to contact Good Fencing,…

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1st time
Jan 17, 2016 8:00 pm
Alexxdavid
Alexxdavid
17 January 2016

Opinion on this floor plan

Opinion on this floor plan
WA

We are having 4 metres from the media extended under the eaves as this will be used as the recess for the projector screen. The other 3x6 metres from the "rumpus" lol will…

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Alexxdavid
Jan 17, 2016 7:42 pm
TomCat
TomCat
17 January 2016

Building in Adelaide - furnishings

Building in Adelaide - furnishings
SA

Hi peeps! Interested to share supplier/trade advice? I'm looking for furniture. Know where to find quality furniture that's not 'on trend'. Eg 'House of Java' Unley Road…

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TomCat
Jan 17, 2016 11:16 am
TomCat
1st-timers
1st-timers
17 January 2016

How Many Bricks? One For The Maths Experts

How Many Bricks? One For The Maths Experts
QLD

Thanks for that, I now have a much better idea of how much extra upgrading our mortar colour will cost.

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1st-timers
Jan 17, 2016 10:17 am
1st-timers
1st-timers
16 January 2016

So Much Uncompliance In Our Subdivision

So Much Uncompliance In Our Subdivision
QLD

'Our' bin has now moved to the neighbours vacant lot but this time we did notice that the builder across the road who we thought was the owner of the bin, has one on his…

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1st-timers
Jan 16, 2016 7:28 pm
philsmith72
philsmith72
15 January 2016

Large ~30mm Gap Above Window Between Brickwork

Large ~30mm Gap Above Window Between Brickwork
VIC

They will cover it with a trim, standard practice for most builders, something to do with the brick heights around the windows, will look ok once done,they are called…

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philsmith72
Jan 15, 2016 8:06 pm
Megera
Megera
15 January 2016

Contact with Site supervisor

Contact with Site supervisor
NSW

We met ours when we went in to sign our final construction drawings. While we were there he asked us not to go on site without him and any time we wanted on site all we…

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Megera
Jan 15, 2016 4:18 pm
Megera
Ponzu
Ponzu
15 January 2016

Ducted AC advice

Ducted AC advice
NSW

Daikin are considered by some as the best if that helps. The actron heat exchanger has fans on the top instead of on the side, which is useful depending on where they are…

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Ponzu
Jan 15, 2016 12:44 pm
psyherin
psyherin
15 January 2016

Wendy Way / Butterfly Boulevard / Bethany Road Tarneit

Wendy Way / Butterfly Boulevard / Bethany Road Tarneit
VIC

Hi RickP, Our LOT no. 632. :) . I dont have the vendors conveyancer no. I only had the email address which i got it of the contract page 2. I have PM you the details

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psyherin
Jan 15, 2016 9:54 am
psyherin
mcrowley
mcrowley
15 January 2016

DA - Utility Provider Requirements

DA - Utility Provider Requirements
NSW

Hi Deejay08 Thanks, issue in this case is builder is not appointed yet and I am acting temporarily as an owner builder to ensure my DA doesn't lapse and this is a…

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mcrowley
Jan 15, 2016 8:53 am
perthgirl16
perthgirl16
15 January 2016

Our BTH Build in Doubleview

Our BTH Build in Doubleview
WA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

OMG - we've had inspections at brickwork/ lockup and PCI - they have saved us -backed up what we knew to be a cr&ppy job and picked up so many more problems. Please ,…

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perthgirl16
Jan 15, 2016 1:25 am
perthgirl16
perthgirl16
15 January 2016

Anyone else regret building a new home?

Anyone else regret building a new home?
QLD
1, 2, 3

No progress as yet, however our case is at the lawyers and "being reasonable" or "being seen to be reasonable" even though you know they don't give a flying cr&p means…

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perthgirl16
Jan 15, 2016 1:23 am
Althom
Althom
15 January 2016

First meeting with site supervisor

First meeting with site supervisor
NSW

Ask him how many other builds he is supervising. That way you'll be able to work out how long he will be spending on our build every week. Probably going to be of the…

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Althom
Jan 15, 2016 12:54 am
Althom
OllyOllyRumbah
OllyOllyRumbah
14 January 2016

Opticomm Estate - $1210 to connect - any feedback

Opticomm Estate - $1210 to connect - any feedback
QLD

Am building in an Opticomm estate and paid Hallmark Homes $880 to have Opticomm set up and have now been charged a further $330 by Opticomm for a connection fee. Thought…

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OllyOllyRumbah
Jan 14, 2016 5:13 pm
TomCat
TomCat
14 January 2016

Flooring company wants full payment before install, What the

Flooring company wants full payment before install, What the
SA

We had Carpet Call do our carpets and they asked for remaining $7k before install. We paid. Top job Our tiler who did a freaking awesome job, doing what looked like the…

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TomCat
Jan 14, 2016 4:42 pm
TomCat
OllyOllyRumbah
OllyOllyRumbah
14 January 2016

Poor quality plumbing - Hallmark Homes

Poor quality plumbing - Hallmark Homes
QLD

Your independent building inspector should be telling you that notwithstanding self-certification, workmanship fails skill and care test and is therefore in breach of…

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OllyOllyRumbah
Jan 14, 2016 3:53 pm
Tribe7
Tribe7
13 January 2016

Our new home in Brisbane's north

Our new home in Brisbane's north
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Do you think dark outdoor tiles would get really hot? We have all day sun to our alfresco? I just showed hubby your decking and he loves it. I do too, maybe we will deck…

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Tribe7
Jan 13, 2016 11:11 pm
Tribe7
clueless2009
clueless2009
13 January 2016

Henley Sahara Q2, Doreen

Henley Sahara Q2, Doreen
VIC

hi all hope your build going well and we like to check something out on the sahara q2 the starting price now is $289900. I have few questions on the upgrades that have…

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clueless2009
Jan 13, 2016 9:47 pm
deejay08
deejay08
13 January 2016

H3nl3y Homes - Bricks - at the PCI state - should I accept?

H3nl3y Homes - Bricks - at the PCI state - should I accept?
VIC
1, 2

Omg! You should not have to accept that poor level of bricking! Looks like my 7 year old did it...in nsw the building code states that level of workmanship should match…

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deejay08
Jan 13, 2016 5:47 pm
hasnon
hasnon
13 January 2016

Upper Point Cook

Upper Point Cook
VIC

Building in Stage 8 too! Hopefully their most recent estimation of titling in late February is accurate.

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hasnon
Jan 13, 2016 5:35 pm
hasnon
R_M
R_M
13 January 2016

Seeking feedback re: Stylemaster Homes

Seeking feedback re: Stylemaster Homes
QLD

Hi Musefan We are in the process of having our contracts drawn up with Stylemaster to build a Piazza. What helped us decide was plenty of positive feedback online about…

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R_M
Jan 13, 2016 2:34 pm
nikk86
nikk86
13 January 2016

Clarendon Homes changing promotional packages

Clarendon Homes changing promotional packages
NSW

Thanks for the reply. It's a joke isn't it. I can't believe that I have it in writing that the promotion is being changed for me as a variation and that they are now…

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nikk86
Jan 13, 2016 12:57 pm
BronS
BronS
13 January 2016

Building With Redink in Lesmurdie

Building With Redink in Lesmurdie
WA

/Users/bronwynnsprogowski/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Masters/2015/12/15/20151215-184850/PC150697.JPG from the back

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BronS
Jan 13, 2016 1:42 am
perthgirl16
perthgirl16
13 January 2016

Final Inspection - Aussie Living Homes

Final Inspection - Aussie Living Homes
WA

OMG - that's terrible. Our list from our inspector at PCI was 90 pages. That was nearly 6 weeks ago and they have done very little that I can see. Hope things have worked out.

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perthgirl16
Jan 13, 2016 12:59 am
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perthgirl16
Jan 13, 2016 12:49 am
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
12 January 2016

36 Weeks build time & liquidated damages $1 per working day

36 Weeks build time & liquidated damages $1 per working day
NSW

Its a bit late now saying the LD's are unreasonably low when you've signed a contract I would have thought?

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Huggy_B
Jan 12, 2016 9:18 pm
Huggy_B
LawntonMan
LawntonMan
12 January 2016

Building in Lawnton, QLD, Plantation Homes

Building in Lawnton, QLD, Plantation Homes
QLD

Thank you for sharing all your feedback and your thoughts and experience. I'll definitely join that group and keep you posted. Cheers

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LawntonMan
Jan 12, 2016 12:26 pm
7th_Cavalry
7th_Cavalry
11 January 2016

Building with Boutique Homes

Building with Boutique Homes
VIC
1, 2

we are building with Boutique homes how's the overall quality rating for the St. Tropez?

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7th_Cavalry
Jan 11, 2016 9:51 pm
7th_Cavalry
Saint Girl
Saint Girl
11 January 2016

Anyone out there building a MainVue Ivory?

Anyone out there building a MainVue Ivory?
VIC

We are building the MainVue Ivory 436. I can find lots of Amalfi fans but only one other Ivory. Anyone else??????

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Saint Girl
Jan 11, 2016 9:37 am
Saint Girl


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