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Lily123456
Lily123456
18 September 2015

Building With Kurrajong Homes - Need Advice

Building With Kurrajong Homes - Need Advice
NSW

Oh dear this sounds all too familiar. My in-laws are building with Kurrajong Homes and have had a terrible experience. It's now been two years and…

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Lily123456
Sep 18, 2015 8:44 pm
PEARZ
PEARZ
18 September 2015

occupancy cert

occupancy cert
TAS

Lol we finished our landscaping 9months after moving in haha that would have taken us a long time to get coo if we had to wait for landscape.

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PEARZ
Sep 18, 2015 5:39 pm
PEARZ
Building4my3tots
Building4my3tots
18 September 2015

Medium size builders - building north west sydney

Medium size builders - building north west sydney
NSW

Hello. We are modular home builders on the Central Coast, and providing clients with a solution to create the perfect home. Have you managed to find a builder of choice?…

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Building4my3tots
Sep 18, 2015 3:57 pm
Building4my3tots
MannyD
MannyD
18 September 2015

How can you avoid being ripped off by tradies?

How can you avoid being ripped off by tradies?
NSW

Thanks MickJen– re: google is your friend. Worked for me. I have been researching window tinting for my home for a while and I had pretty much settled on nightsky 20.…

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MannyD
Sep 18, 2015 11:26 am
Ponzu
Ponzu
18 September 2015

Damage Inspection Fee

Damage Inspection Fee
NSW

could be a typo Their fees and charged outlined in this doc - http://www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/Asse ... D186MB.pdf have the fee as $250 in 2014-15. Id ring the council…

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Ponzu
Sep 18, 2015 10:12 am
Boots
Boots
17 September 2015

retaining wall

retaining wall
VIC

I am thinking of using concrete sleepers for a retaining wall but I am concerned about lifting the 80kgs two metres off the ground and lowering them into place. Love to…

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Boots
Sep 17, 2015 10:18 pm
Megera
Megera
17 September 2015

House Numbers

House Numbers
NSW

I figured ours out using land.vic.gov.au as well, then when our land was titled and going to settlement we got a letter with the house number on it.

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Megera
Sep 17, 2015 8:41 pm
Megera
MrsJM
MrsJM
17 September 2015

Deposit refund

Deposit refund
VIC

We signed our contract before we applied for the loan and the builder said they aren't going to lock you in and hold you to the contract if you can't pay lol. Having said…

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MrsJM
Sep 17, 2015 8:41 pm
MrsJM
dw_dixon
dw_dixon
17 September 2015

Building with Jandson Homes in Ropes Crossing

Building with Jandson Homes in Ropes Crossing
NSW

Hi, Some feedback on Jandson FYI. We built with them at Seaforth in Sydney. The upstairs floor was not built properly and is warped. They agreed that it would require a…

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dw_dixon
Sep 17, 2015 3:38 pm
Mads2000
Mads2000
17 September 2015

Building Disaster in WA

Building Disaster in WA
WA

We are not trying to get out of the contract at this point, we are trying to get the defects and damage fixed, you can see the extent of what has happened here

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Mads2000
Sep 17, 2015 1:15 pm
archetto
archetto
17 September 2015

Finance and DIY items post handover

Finance and DIY items post handover
WA
1, 2

Hi SaberX - no not Perth Soakwells, we are using someone Mandurah based. We're thinking about going with a bigger system as it is only $200 more. No idea where they plan…

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archetto
Sep 17, 2015 11:14 am
archetto
1st-timers
1st-timers
17 September 2015

Engineer Costs

Engineer Costs
QLD

Engineering costs are included in your design/building fees The fact that your builder has decided to deal with these up front is…

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1st-timers
Sep 17, 2015 7:45 am
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KLB
Sep 16, 2015 10:22 pm
KLB
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Nyssa+Lachlan
Sep 16, 2015 9:57 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan
firstbuild14
firstbuild14
16 September 2015

Our build with Stylemaster homes

Our build with Stylemaster homes
QLD
1, 2

Hi, Im so sorry i only just found a email notification you had written this. Are you still after some pics? Jess

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firstbuild14
Sep 16, 2015 9:15 pm
fordehouse
fordehouse
16 September 2015

Has anyone designed their own home?

Has anyone designed their own home?
QLD

I also think that building on a slope for $320k in Brisbane is unrealistic unless its a tiny house, my sister is considering knock down rebuild on a slope up from street…

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fordehouse
Sep 16, 2015 8:20 pm
Cameron32
Cameron32
16 September 2015

Building split level on land with 1m slope

Building split level on land with 1m slope
NSW

we have 1.6m cross fall, equally cut and fill 800mm, No spilt level, single story, no extra cost. after handover put retaining wall each side of the house($6000 DIY)

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Cameron32
Sep 16, 2015 7:16 pm
Cameron32
combisg
combisg
16 September 2015

Ozstyle homes Sydney

Ozstyle homes Sydney
NSW

Hi guys, new to this forum and was just wondering if anyone has built with ozstyle homes in Sydney. I am considering using them for our house however can't find any…

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combisg
Sep 16, 2015 3:01 pm
TashPaul
TashPaul
16 September 2015

All brick house

All brick house
VIC

Most builders will build 'all brick' if that is what you want. You just choose all brick rather than anything else when you do your selections. These days, most estates…

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TashPaul
Sep 16, 2015 2:21 pm
TashPaul
sofia14
sofia14
16 September 2015

Building with Dreamstart Homes perth

Building with Dreamstart Homes perth
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

I should rephrase. The house needs to be finished in order for the inspection. When I said the left over work, these are minor things being picked up during the…

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sofia14
Sep 16, 2015 12:10 pm
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MIMN
Sep 16, 2015 12:08 pm
Henley Vogue
Henley Vogue
16 September 2015

Black Floor Boards

Black Floor Boards
VIC

Hi, has anyone installed the black floor boards?? Love to hear any feedback?

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Henley Vogue
Sep 16, 2015 10:44 am
oneJohn
oneJohn
16 September 2015

Steel frame versus brick

Steel frame versus brick
WA

I think this question is more about steel vs brick rather than steel vs timber. Framing plus brick veneer has quite different thermal properties than brick only. The…

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oneJohn
Sep 16, 2015 9:01 am
oneJohn
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
15 September 2015

Tullipan Homes, recent experiences

Tullipan Homes, recent experiences
NSW

No sorry we didn't. We didn't really feel they listened to us when we went in for a sales consult but other peoples experience might be different. In the end we decided…

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Leksie5000
Sep 15, 2015 2:55 pm

Hey All I am helping my mother subdivide her property and build a new house in the back. She has had a difficult few years, divorce etc so hoping by sub diving this will…

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wrexter
Sep 15, 2015 12:09 pm
wrexter
lekkerding
lekkerding
15 September 2015

Duplex design in Sydney.

Duplex design in Sydney.
NSW

Hi all, Looking for a builder/architect that does duplexdesigns. Anyone has any good experience with this? thanks, LD

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lekkerding
Sep 15, 2015 9:25 am
Chami17
Chami17
15 September 2015

Building Bermuda23 In Livingston Cranebourne

Building Bermuda23 In Livingston Cranebourne
VIC
1, 2

katemorley91 Thanks for the update, how exciting to move into new house, is ferndale facade include rendering no extra cost. If you can please share you beautiful home photos

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Chami17
Sep 15, 2015 6:58 am
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
15 September 2015

Downlights?

Downlights?
VIC

I think downlights are far superior to what they were years ago. They no longer run hot and…

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Leksie5000
Sep 15, 2015 3:38 am
James1985
James1985
14 September 2015

Our JG King Renaissance 295 Blog

Our JG King Renaissance 295 Blog
VIC

Yes, we has another inspector from an alternate company who inspected slab and frame stage. We did away with him as he missed some basic stuff. Should have had Darren…

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James1985
Sep 14, 2015 6:19 pm
teigs1
teigs1
14 September 2015

What is the best type of lighting ?

What is the best type of lighting ?

Thank you both for the replies, much appreciated! I think i will use downlights for accenting and not rely on them for whole room lighting (i was originally going with is…

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teigs1
Sep 14, 2015 3:50 pm
Shell32
Shell32
14 September 2015

Oracle Platnium homes

Oracle Platnium homes
NSW

Hi Hubby and I are first time home buyers looking at advantage plus 233 any info would be great on oracle Thanks Shell

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Shell32
Sep 14, 2015 1:54 pm
Jozh
Jozh
14 September 2015

Anyone know Coral Homes Build Schedule

Anyone know Coral Homes Build Schedule
QLD

Anyone know roughly the build stages. EG build start to slab down, what happens between, rough time frame?

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Jozh
Sep 14, 2015 1:21 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
14 September 2015

Concrete Paths - setdown

Concrete Paths - setdown

Anything I know I've learnt from Homeone but I'll remember your words the next time my teenage son chooses to contradict me - which is about…

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bluesteel
Sep 14, 2015 12:48 pm
bluesteel
archetto
archetto
13 September 2015

Raising ceilings to 31c throughout cost?

Raising ceilings to 31c throughout cost?
WA
1, 2

I prefer a separate toilet I'd add railing to the far wall too so like an L shape in WIR

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archetto
Sep 13, 2015 10:01 pm
archetto
xyz
xyz
13 September 2015

Local council floor space ratio

Local council floor space ratio
1, 2

Hi I am planning to build on 365 m2 block in Schofields (Blacktown city council). How big could be my house? Council regulations for blocks < 375 m2: Single storey --…

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xyz
Sep 13, 2015 9:18 pm
lishaun
lishaun
13 September 2015

How long from settlement to start building?

How long from settlement to start building?
SA

Awesome! Def keen to follow your thread! Can't wait to get the construction phase started! Our thread is here: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=75840&view=unread#unread

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lishaun
Sep 13, 2015 9:03 pm
pinny
pinny
13 September 2015

Rawsons and pool builders?

Rawsons and pool builders?
NSW

Hi We built with rawson in Newcastle and have been in our house now for 14 months. We didn't do a house and land package but we did need to put our pool in before the…

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pinny
Sep 13, 2015 10:31 am
pinny
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 September 2015

Structural issues - who else has/had these problems

Structural issues - who else has/had these problems
SA

There is no problem with the DPC in relation to the alfresco slab as long as that is the final floor level. If however the alfresco slab is having tiles or some other…

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Stewie D
Sep 13, 2015 9:23 am
Drew01
Drew01
12 September 2015

Porter Davis Rochford?

Porter Davis Rochford?
VIC

You are right deefeez46waldorf pd are too lazy and say a big NO to everything. We have also requested for a disability shower in the ground floor…

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Drew01
Sep 12, 2015 11:17 pm
Drew01
James1985
James1985
12 September 2015

Inspector reccomending total brick rework - JGKing PCI Stage

Inspector reccomending total brick rework - JGKing PCI Stage
VIC

Morning all, Have been building a 42square build with JGKing since November14, and had our independent inspector though for PCI this week. He gave us a daming report,…

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James1985
Sep 12, 2015 3:18 pm
Our Honeywood Build
Our Honeywood Build
12 September 2015

Wellard Providence - Choice by projex, Awaiting PCI

Wellard Providence - Choice by projex, Awaiting PCI
WA
1, 2, 3

Wow this is the quickest build I've ever seen!! We are building in Providence in the coming months :) Congrats on the house and baby!

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Our Honeywood Build
Sep 12, 2015 12:58 am
Our Honeywood Build
Matt1
Matt1
11 September 2015

All bedrooms with ensuites!!!

All bedrooms with ensuites!!!
SA

We've just built a house with 8 bedrooms (ones a toy room for now) plus 5 bathrooms. 2 of the bathrooms are ensuites, another 1 is shared between 2 bedrooms (1 of which is…

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Matt1
Sep 11, 2015 9:01 pm
Matt1
Suezp
Suezp
11 September 2015

Putting the package together - Paint

Putting the package together - Paint
WA

Hi, Putting our package together for our first home build. We have had mixed messages regarding interior painting. Some places have suggested…

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Suezp
Sep 11, 2015 1:39 pm
Suezp
Suezp
11 September 2015

Intro and Title Delays

Intro and Title Delays
WA

Hi everyone, I'm new to this board but it seems like the place to be while building so I thought i would join. The whole building process…

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Suezp
Sep 11, 2015 1:37 pm
E563
E563
11 September 2015

Taylex Pricing Perth

Taylex Pricing Perth
WA

Thanks again Perth Euro

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E563
Sep 11, 2015 10:34 am
bashworth
bashworth
11 September 2015

Stroud Homes: Thoughts on this plan

Stroud Homes: Thoughts on this plan
QLD

I'm not a fan of the entry opening into the living area. If it was me I would have a wall separating them. Make sure you specify accoustic batts in the media room walls.

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bashworth
Sep 11, 2015 5:23 am
bashworth
TomCat
TomCat
11 September 2015

Commodore Homes building journey

Commodore Homes building journey
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hey, how's it going fullmoon? :D

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TomCat
Sep 11, 2015 12:46 am
TomCat
Choiceliving
Choiceliving
10 September 2015

Anyone building with Choice by Projex?

Anyone building with Choice by Projex?
WA

Hi Craig123, I am very sorry to hear you have had issues with your prestart and pricing. I believe our managing director has been in contact with you in regards to this.…

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Choiceliving
Sep 10, 2015 6:07 pm
questionable
questionable
10 September 2015

Hotondo homes feedback

Hotondo homes feedback
NSW

How did you go? Have you found a builder you are confident with?

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questionable
Sep 10, 2015 5:16 pm


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