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woolly
woolly
17 June 2016

D & D's Henley Monaco- PCI done! Re-inspection Friday 4th!

D & D's Henley Monaco- PCI done! Re-inspection Friday 4th!
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hello D & D Just wondering if you can tell me how your carpet is going? I am interested in the same carpet and would be good to know how it wore? Thanks, Woolly

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woolly
Jun 17, 2016 7:57 pm
vintay68
vintay68
16 June 2016

Anyone building a Metricon Bordeaux?

Anyone building a Metricon Bordeaux?
VIC

Hi windroid, Custom builder are always a little on the high side but can accommodate to what you like to design on. Volume builders are mostly cheaper to start but their…

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vintay68
Jun 16, 2016 6:49 pm
vintay68
jmasood
jmasood
16 June 2016

Mimosa Homes feedback please

Mimosa Homes feedback please
VIC

I have signed up with Mimosa, have created another thread to share my experience. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=80720

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jmasood
Jun 16, 2016 8:22 am
jmasood
pndoomie
pndoomie
15 June 2016

KDR (Melbourne Eastern Suburb) : Building with Rawdon Hill

KDR (Melbourne Eastern Suburb) : Building with Rawdon Hill
VIC

Hi apologies for taking long time to reply. Pemberton is a great design and we loved it from day 1. We paid about 30K extra for our slab and other charges (dust removal…

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pndoomie
Jun 15, 2016 7:10 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
15 June 2016

Provisional Sums – Invoices ?

Provisional Sums – Invoices ?
WA

LOL....Senior Design Consultant... Don't take his word unless he is an structural engineer and he can prove the engineering costs. If the builders has made a mistake on…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 15, 2016 6:04 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
toddgilligan
toddgilligan
15 June 2016

The First Home Owners - The unique position

The First Home Owners - The unique position
NSW

Thanks for the advice so far keep it coming. Really helpful info coming through!

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toddgilligan
Jun 15, 2016 1:13 pm
NCJC-MW
NCJC-MW
15 June 2016

Premier Builders Group after 26th June 2014

Premier Builders Group after 26th June 2014
VIC

We could change to prime, but it would not fit our narrow block. Guess we may to compromise and start striking out items to reduce cost.. Which is very disheartening and…

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NCJC-MW
Jun 15, 2016 1:00 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
15 June 2016

Electrical Plan Help

Electrical Plan Help
VIC

If you have a look at some of the new house threads there are some extensive electrical plans shown which may help. If we were doing a major reno for a client we used to…

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Stewie D
Jun 15, 2016 8:51 am
Serenarikki
Serenarikki
14 June 2016

Queensland One Homes

Queensland One Homes
QLD

Hello, I'm in the beginning stages of looking to build my new home. I'm in South East Qld. Have done so much research and Q1 homes are standing out for price and…

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Serenarikki
Jun 14, 2016 9:10 pm
BradS
BradS
14 June 2016

Building in Bingara Gorge

Building in Bingara Gorge
NSW
1 ... 41, 42, 43

You would be best off ringing the sales office for that as i believe the person responsible for the building and siting requirements changes every so often.

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BradS
Jun 14, 2016 7:21 pm
stAn3x6
stAn3x6
14 June 2016

Williams Landing Elmstead .. bank valuation low!!

Williams Landing Elmstead .. bank valuation low!!
VIC
1, 2, 3

They finally completed everything today. For the gate i didn't bother with them got my own guy to build it. Oh and I asked them to build a wing fence for me they didn't…

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stAn3x6
Jun 14, 2016 7:19 pm
thormax
thormax
14 June 2016

Valeco Homes - Kalbarri

Valeco Homes - Kalbarri
QLD

Hi Barbara, build is going well, we are nearly finished now and house is looking great. We are very happy with Valeco Homes.

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thormax
Jun 14, 2016 6:34 pm
wood bang
wood bang
14 June 2016

VMIA- Compulsory House insurance

VMIA- Compulsory House insurance
VIC

This insurance should be extended to all building and not just residential building. Multi residential building above 3 storey doesn't get covered

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wood bang
Jun 14, 2016 5:40 pm
wood bang
Melos
Melos
14 June 2016

HIA building contract

HIA building contract
VIC

You can always ask. Worst they can say is no.

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Melos
Jun 14, 2016 2:58 pm
BL35ED
BL35ED
14 June 2016

Fowler Homes - Kingston 34

Fowler Homes - Kingston 34
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hey Tee, youve been in your new place few weeks now....come across any issues?? Anything you regret doing or not doing...any advice? Anything to look out for? :D

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BL35ED
Jun 14, 2016 12:59 pm
Allyb
Allyb
14 June 2016

Beaumonde Homes - Perth

Beaumonde Homes - Perth
WA

We love their display homes and are yet to hear anything negative. We're looking at one of their designs but making a few changes to the lower level :)

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Allyb
Jun 14, 2016 12:08 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
14 June 2016

Floors after handover - what should I know?

Floors after handover - what should I know?
VIC

Thanks Jays. Out of interest, what was your hardwood floor? What surface were they installing onto - and did you have to put any sublayer down to attach to? 12mm seems…

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PVBuild
Jun 14, 2016 9:43 am
red15
red15
14 June 2016

How often do you contact your SS?

How often do you contact your SS?
VIC

We get an email from our SS every Friday that gives an overview of what happens in the week just gone and what's planned for the week ahead. Apart from that, I've called…

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red15
Jun 14, 2016 7:31 am
Sammy74
Sammy74
13 June 2016

Austral Bricks

Austral Bricks
VIC

We are having Ash. Thanks for the pictures Simonds homes precinct.

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Sammy74
Jun 13, 2016 9:35 pm
Sammy74
MinandB
MinandB
13 June 2016

Clarendon Parkhill 36 in Coomera Retreat. HAND OVER!!

Clarendon Parkhill 36 in Coomera Retreat. HAND OVER!!
QLD
1 ... 27, 28, 29

Wow! That's taken a while. Just a quick question Roo - does your garage door close onto your garage door rebate? If yes, could you take a photo for me. Thank you!

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MinandB
Jun 13, 2016 11:03 am
James Austin
James Austin
13 June 2016

CONTRACT Questions

CONTRACT Questions
TAS

I will do that, just thought I'd ask in the meantime and you are right, looks like there a good amount of "gotchas" in the document

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James Austin
Jun 13, 2016 7:28 am
James Austin
bank
bank
12 June 2016

Praline Bricks

Praline Bricks

I'm in geelong, photos are from the jgking Finsbury display at Armstrong creek. You should be able to get a list of houses in your area from austral.

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bank
Jun 12, 2016 11:34 pm
bank
julia1301
julia1301
12 June 2016

Wall studs for hanging TVs

Wall studs for hanging TVs
NSW

We are currently building with JG King (steel frame) and we added extra noggins (wood) to certain places eg tv and we have a very large & heavy wedding photo. The…

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julia1301
Jun 12, 2016 8:10 pm
julia1301
brettbert
brettbert
12 June 2016

Lynden Views Estate Kembla Grange 2526.

Lynden Views Estate Kembla Grange 2526.
NSW
1 ... 26, 27, 28

It is connected. It's just not serviceable at the moment.

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brettbert
Jun 12, 2016 8:07 pm
brettbert
scrapbizz
scrapbizz
12 June 2016

Still filling, painting and unpacking : )

Still filling, painting and unpacking : )
WA
1 ... 36, 37, 38

So Sharry, Hope you have time to let me know, can do by PM if you wish, what you thought about HGWA - we have the make some decisions this week about them vs Redink vs New…

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scrapbizz
Jun 12, 2016 4:01 pm
scrapbizz
mlp18
mlp18
12 June 2016

My Mainvue Amalfi 428

My Mainvue Amalfi 428
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Yeh it's gone crazy fast. Inside has been finished for a while. Just little adjustments here and there.

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mlp18
Jun 12, 2016 9:34 am
JNT_New Build
JNT_New Build
11 June 2016

Sorrento 39 - Our First Home

Sorrento 39 - Our First Home
VIC
1, 2

Hi Mrs Summers Have you handover yet?

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JNT_New Build
Jun 11, 2016 8:59 pm
JNT_New Build
Beazley77
Beazley77
11 June 2016

HGWA Bricks

HGWA Bricks
WA

Green marks is efflorescence and it's normal in lighter bricks but is unsightly and I my experience can take years to fade /reduce. It's not just double course Albany…

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Beazley77
Jun 11, 2016 10:45 am
Beazley77
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Narrewarren01
Jun 10, 2016 7:09 pm
itsmartin
itsmartin
10 June 2016

M&K - Lauren Steadman Homes in Amberton Estate, Eglinton

M&K - Lauren Steadman Homes in Amberton Estate, Eglinton
WA
1, 2

Thats what I'm hoping. Maybe one a bit closer to the beach in a future release :) I'm in IT so should be able to pick something up. Thanks again for the support, I'm new…

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itsmartin
Jun 10, 2016 10:51 am
itsmartin
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
10 June 2016

North Brisbane builder to fill and build a retaining wall

North Brisbane builder to fill and build a retaining wall
QLD

Hi, Can you recommend a build in North Brisbane that can fill slightly sloping block and build a retaining wall (0.6m)? Thanks

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gaweleczek
Jun 10, 2016 12:50 am
Nickaylee01
Nickaylee01
9 June 2016

Blackwell bricks - boral

Blackwell bricks - boral
WA

Hi there, did you end up using these bricks, I love them and are curious as to what they look like :) thanks

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Nickaylee01
Jun 09, 2016 4:48 pm
Leaky Daryl
Leaky Daryl
8 June 2016

Warning! Boral terracotta roof tiles

Warning! Boral terracotta roof tiles
NSW

The pitch is around 24 degress which is fairly standard. The profile has a large flat section on one side of the tile then a round section that laps onto the next tile,…

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Leaky Daryl
Jun 08, 2016 3:13 pm
miscbunch
miscbunch
8 June 2016

SBM demolition feedback

SBM demolition feedback
VIC

Hi Has anyone use SBM Demolition before? I am planning to demolish a residential property.

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miscbunch
Jun 08, 2016 2:09 pm
LillyBell
LillyBell
8 June 2016

Duplex Knock Down Rebuild - Drummoyne

Duplex Knock Down Rebuild - Drummoyne
NSW

I am looking for builders for a KDR 2 story Duplex on a narrow block - 13.5m block width in Drummoyne,Canada Bay Council NSW. Our block meets the min sq foot requirement…

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LillyBell
Jun 08, 2016 1:09 pm
Houseandhorse
Houseandhorse
7 June 2016

H&H's acreage build - We are in!

H&H's acreage build - We are in!
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Thanks! Colour is Wattyl Earth Child.

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Houseandhorse
Jun 07, 2016 9:42 pm
Houseandhorse
Building4my3tots
Building4my3tots
7 June 2016

Custom Bearers and Joists on Sloping Block - Home Stretch

Custom Bearers and Joists on Sloping Block - Home Stretch
NSW
1 ... 42, 43, 44

Welcome back Abz! Still so Jelly about your 5 week holiday! Now you can settle down and really enjoy it! Sent from my iPhone using tapatalk

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Building4my3tots
Jun 07, 2016 7:22 pm
Building4my3tots
Pixielix
Pixielix
7 June 2016

Plantation Shutters Sydney

Plantation Shutters Sydney
NSW

Hills district is where we are building

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Pixielix
Jun 07, 2016 5:49 pm
Pixielix
jhiace
jhiace
7 June 2016

Building with Hudson Homes Sydney

Building with Hudson Homes Sydney
NSW

They are like others.. We are building with Hudson Homes, and are ready for plastering.. Things have been moving quick until now. Communication is an issue, we get updates…

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jhiace
Jun 07, 2016 4:39 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
7 June 2016

Riverwalk @Werribee

Riverwalk @Werribee
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi Riverwalkers, We are looking at purchasing a block in the next 2 releases (17 or 18). Anyone know what will be released after 19A and B? I would love to know what will…

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First_Timer_Ray
Jun 07, 2016 1:39 pm
First_Timer_Ray
Jasonm1
Jasonm1
7 June 2016

Benchtop Upgrades

Benchtop Upgrades
VIC

I upgraded to alpine white and was charged $500. We also have 40mm stone.

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Jasonm1
Jun 07, 2016 12:21 pm
Gilbert106
Gilbert106
6 June 2016

Redink

Redink
WA
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Busy busy :) Are you happy with Redink?

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Gilbert106
Jun 06, 2016 2:43 pm
Gilbert106
jmasood
jmasood
5 June 2016

Building New house, need advise on important things to look

Building New house, need advise on important things to look
VIC

Mimosa is pretty renown in Victoria now especially in West and North. Product review rating is also good and majority of people have commented good about them.

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jmasood
Jun 05, 2016 9:13 pm
jmasood

Porter Davis plaza 44

Porter Davis plaza 44
VIC

We are planning to do this too. We are just getting Porter Davis to install the gas line and then we are buying a gas fireplace from an external supplier. If you give PD…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Jun 05, 2016 7:25 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Charley
Charley
5 June 2016

Anyone building with Burbank?

Anyone building with Burbank?
VIC

We had a shopping list package and a lot of things said included. Yes, it is a bit vague. My 2016 build viewtopic.php?t=81011

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Charley
Jun 05, 2016 6:48 pm
Natalie92
Natalie92
5 June 2016

HGWA BUILD "THE HOUSTON"

HGWA BUILD "THE HOUSTON"
WA
1 ... 33, 34, 35

We had to add them we just had 1 in the each toilet so I added 1 to both bathrooms. I have to submit my maintenance list on Tuesday as due in by the 10th June Only things…

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Natalie92
Jun 05, 2016 3:55 pm
Natalie92


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