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archetto
archetto
26 December 2015

Building with Ben Trager - N.O.R.

Building with Ben Trager - N.O.R.
WA

Great idea on the alfresco! But you already have council approval so I doubt you can change, but something you can do after handover :) Nice plan and look forward to following :)

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archetto
Dec 26, 2015 10:29 pm
archetto
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Tracey70
Dec 26, 2015 9:38 pm
Megera
Megera
26 December 2015

A year and a Half in

A year and a Half in
VIC

Yeah not kidding.. The ppl that came in to re-do it did it very well. Do you mind sending me a pm with who you used to put your new concrete? We're building in Melton…

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Megera
Dec 26, 2015 2:02 pm
Megera
riverrock
riverrock
25 December 2015

Building in Whiteman Edge- By Blueprint homes

Building in Whiteman Edge- By Blueprint homes
WA

congrats on the build, looking forward to seeing your plans!

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riverrock
Dec 25, 2015 3:27 pm
daveandally1
daveandally1
25 December 2015

Building the Sorrento by Scott Park Homes

Building the Sorrento by Scott Park Homes
WA
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Whoa, I really should come by here more often haha! Dream Catchers, we just got the glass shelf from Bunnings. Over a year now and no issues, easy to keep clean and holds…

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daveandally1
Dec 25, 2015 6:09 am
daveandally1
marjencait
marjencait
23 December 2015

Building the Sahara Q3 with Henley

Building the Sahara Q3 with Henley
VIC
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Hi Everyone, We are deciding to build the Sahara Belle with modifications and was wondering if anyone can help us with issues they've come across. Also has anyone done…

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marjencait
Dec 23, 2015 6:26 pm
kron
kron
22 December 2015

Suffolk Park - Aussie Living - We gots the keys

Suffolk Park - Aussie Living - We gots the keys
NSW
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Keys were a relief, but it's been all go since then. And I thought the building process was stressful and draining, wait until you move in. If like us and you had to build…

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kron
Dec 22, 2015 10:23 pm
Althom
Althom
22 December 2015

Fed up with my builder - now crapping in my toilets

Fed up with my builder - now crapping in my toilets
QLD
1, 2

At least they flushed which is more than the deadbeats who worked on our house did

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Althom
Dec 22, 2015 5:13 pm
Althom
ak11
ak11
22 December 2015

New Generation - Bletchley Park - Cupboards + Stone!

New Generation - Bletchley Park - Cupboards + Stone!
WA
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LOVE!. I've chosen the same Laminex Sublime Teak and very similar tiles. Looking forward to seeing the finished photos :)

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ak11
Dec 22, 2015 5:11 pm
ak11
JP79
JP79
22 December 2015

Room for exhaust fan?

Room for exhaust fan?
VIC

Thanks for your responses, you're both right!! I really am sweating small stuff here and it would just disadvantage myself to get it moved. Thanks for the little kick in…

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JP79
Dec 22, 2015 1:45 pm
JP79
MichaelQ
MichaelQ
22 December 2015

Mainvue Emporio ER430 - Knockdown and Rebuild

Mainvue Emporio ER430 - Knockdown and Rebuild
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

We're in Victoria. Yeap they were pretty good. From memory site costs increased by about $5k as a result of 2nd soil test. To their credit, all costs communicated during…

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MichaelQ
Dec 22, 2015 10:40 am
kron
kron
22 December 2015

aussie living homes -suffolk park

aussie living homes -suffolk park
WA
1, 2, 3

I had the same issue once my last payment went through, and then the fact that they go through supervisors like a 3 month with nappies is a bit of a joke. None of the…

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kron
Dec 22, 2015 12:18 am
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Fleeb
Dec 21, 2015 9:12 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
21 December 2015

Why a Butlers Pantry?

Why a Butlers Pantry?
VIC
1, 2

Cheers. We tend to approach design from a first principles approach, rather than looking through magazines and display homes to see what other people are doing. Nothing…

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1960sModernistHome
Dec 21, 2015 7:52 pm
1960sModernistHome
shellby
shellby
21 December 2015

Glenreagh - Terrace 248 Perry Homes Build

Glenreagh - Terrace 248 Perry Homes Build
NSW
1, 2

Thanks Al. Yeah I'd be okay with 35mm of exposed slab above the terrace slab level. I'll talk to the SS later in the build and see how high we can go. A friend of…

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shellby
Dec 21, 2015 6:30 pm
shellby
shellby
shellby
21 December 2015

Interested to Know How People Dealt With Their Contracts

Interested to Know How People Dealt With Their Contracts
QLD

I picked up our contract the week before our appointment and went through it. I then emailed back any concerns I had during that time and they would explain bits I wanted…

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shellby
Dec 21, 2015 6:29 pm
shellby
Kelgofast
Kelgofast
21 December 2015

New Home handover inspection checklist

New Home handover inspection checklist
VIC

I stand corrected ::lol:: there is more than enough info there to get you in to plenty of trouble. ::surprise::

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Kelgofast
Dec 21, 2015 2:53 pm
Kelgofast
AussieMark
AussieMark
21 December 2015

What is breakfast bar on kitchen Island for?

What is breakfast bar on kitchen Island for?
VIC

@Stewie, yep I am having a 3m x 1.2m island and the seating will be 1.8m with storage cupboards either side. I think I wanted it more as a design feature and with the…

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AussieMark
Dec 21, 2015 12:49 pm
Valerie Kiwikvinna
Valerie Kiwikvinna
21 December 2015

Modified Simonds Palisade - Cranbourne Vic

Modified Simonds Palisade - Cranbourne Vic
VIC
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Thanks for your blog and pics. We loved the Digger's Rest show home too and that was what sold us on the design. I would have loved to have seen your modified plans but…

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Valerie Kiwikvinna
Dec 21, 2015 10:07 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
21 December 2015

They put a fence up!

They put a fence up!
NSW

Agree - but surely you'd have gotten a few quotes and got the best price. I wouldn't be paying double for something I didn't ask for. I doubt a court would force you…

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Saint Mike
Dec 21, 2015 7:49 am
Saint Mike
Elite01
Elite01
20 December 2015

my amalfi 532

my amalfi 532
VIC
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Hola

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Elite01
Dec 20, 2015 11:46 pm
Missy
Missy
20 December 2015

Where would you build? Murray Bridge or Mannum?

Where would you build? Murray Bridge or Mannum?
VIC

Thankyou for your response. The block in mannum is in the paddlesteamer estate which is around 2km away from the river. I think i may be able to get a close block but then…

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Missy
Dec 20, 2015 8:38 pm
_chook_
_chook_
20 December 2015

Building a small (custom) home in rural NSW

Building a small (custom) home in rural NSW
NSW

Thanks :) We're pretty excited! I'm looking forward to being able to keep a journal of our progress up here! I've had a look at your thread - your place will be very big,…

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_chook_
Dec 20, 2015 5:52 pm
Althom
Althom
20 December 2015

FYI anyone about to build with ABN group

FYI anyone about to build with ABN group
WA

Would need a lot more than $750 worth of freebies to make me go through the grief of building with DAH again

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Althom
Dec 20, 2015 5:44 pm
Althom
goody59
goody59
20 December 2015

Will you change door/window locks yourself on handover?

Will you change door/window locks yourself on handover?
SA

I am satisfied with the dead bolt on the front door that will only operate with owners key after build. Not a problem there. The window locks on Dowel windows are useless.…

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goody59
Dec 20, 2015 7:55 am
goody59

Brickwork started 16 Dec. Very happy with the brick choice.

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Lourance
Dec 20, 2015 7:22 am
mansawant
mansawant
19 December 2015

Laundry Chute Photos/Designs

Laundry Chute Photos/Designs
NSW

Thanks Stewie D. Went to Homeworld at Kellyville today. Wincrest home's 'Trafalgar' display home and Masterton's Grange display home have laundry chutes. But Masterton…

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mansawant
Dec 19, 2015 10:00 pm
Wellard2ndTimers
Wellard2ndTimers
19 December 2015

Dale Alcock Stoneleigh demolish and build

Dale Alcock Stoneleigh demolish and build
WA

Good news that you have the slab settling nicely over Christmas and I hope they get started pretty quick in January :)

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Wellard2ndTimers
Dec 19, 2015 2:48 pm
bashworth
bashworth
19 December 2015

Progress Payments and Variation Amt

Progress Payments and Variation Amt
VIC

I can understand the builders concern about high value items. My builder would only install the cook top and oven on handover day. It's not unknown for these items to…

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bashworth
Dec 19, 2015 6:48 am
bashworth
TomCat
TomCat
18 December 2015

who is building at Hillcrest SA 5086?

who is building at Hillcrest SA 5086?
SA

Not Hillcrest but Golden Grove. Soil type: $$$$ aka E-D P ... Footings cost $37k after we spent $12k on earthworks and retaining to level our block nice and flat. We were…

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TomCat
Dec 18, 2015 5:27 pm
TomCat
pmh1999
pmh1999
18 December 2015

Custom Build - Eastern Suburbs Melbourne

Custom Build - Eastern Suburbs Melbourne
VIC

We are really happy with the design, is something a bit different so hopefully it comes together nicely. Colours are a tough one, as long as it all looks good once it's…

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pmh1999
Dec 18, 2015 4:24 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
18 December 2015

Another exterior colour thread...

Another exterior colour thread...
VIC

Yeah they always look so different in real life. I agree with you about the dark roof. We went for surfmist for that reason. Yay! I'll follow your thread. Custom…

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Leksie5000
Dec 18, 2015 2:30 pm
Bjhf
Bjhf
18 December 2015

Builders error in contract what are our rights

Builders error in contract what are our rights
NSW

But what did it actually state in your specs? Does it say "tiles in bathrooms will be to x height"? Or is there nothing at all? If the specs don't say anything about…

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Bjhf
Dec 18, 2015 11:26 am
Bjhf
melissabeard
melissabeard
18 December 2015

Building our 1st home in Cranbourne VIC

Building our 1st home in Cranbourne VIC
VIC

Hi, My partner and I are building Agar 28BP. We have made a few upgrades and were interested to see you mentioned the cavity for the ensuite. We were also thinking about…

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melissabeard
Dec 18, 2015 12:50 am
Buildem
Buildem
17 December 2015

1st time building - Kuringai

1st time building - Kuringai
NSW

Hi everyone. I am in West Pymble. 1st time building and already drowning in all this information. would really appreciate some tips, help, price figures , anything you can…

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Buildem
Dec 17, 2015 7:12 pm

I wonder if those recommendations include the insulation effect of the plasterboard, as I thought the R2.5 was as high as your could currently get with insulation batts…

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Stewie D
Dec 17, 2015 3:31 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
17 December 2015

Minimum fence height???

Minimum fence height???
QLD

Not sure where you live but in WA it is 1.8m from the tallest side. It can be increased but it requires both sides consent and council approval. Not sure why your…

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AussieMark
Dec 17, 2015 11:02 am
Decka
Decka
17 December 2015

Homebuyers Centre - Wandi WA

Homebuyers Centre - Wandi WA
WA
1, 2

The draws under the pantry are a great idea, I didn't even think about that one

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Decka
Dec 17, 2015 7:25 am
Decka
charles_2016
charles_2016
17 December 2015

TOWER RISE Tarneit,Please neighbors take a seat inside chat

TOWER RISE Tarneit,Please neighbors take a seat inside chat
VIC

I have heard that Stage I and Stage II already settled, hoping the Stage III to be settled smoothly. Welcome, future neighbors to come into this thread to discuss about…

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charles_2016
Dec 17, 2015 5:05 am
Megera
Megera
16 December 2015

moving into new house before final settlement

moving into new house before final settlement
QLD

That sounds super risky and not at all in your best interest.

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Megera
Dec 16, 2015 10:27 pm
Megera
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Room2Breathe
Dec 16, 2015 6:50 pm
Abztronic
Abztronic
16 December 2015

We have broken ground in Port Macquarie

We have broken ground in Port Macquarie
NSW

Oh wow that's amazing! We have raked ceilings through our living area, hallway and entry too. I'm looking forward to your finished product! Will look amazing!!

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Abztronic
Dec 16, 2015 6:35 pm
ssks
ssks
16 December 2015

Anyone building at Bellevue Estate Truganina

Anyone building at Bellevue Estate Truganina
VIC

hello all i am currently building in Bellevue estate Truganina. Our Build is progressing well and we have reached Lock up stage. The builder goes on leave from next week…

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ssks
Dec 16, 2015 4:55 pm

Hello everyone, I new to the forum and was recently recommended by a colleague to participate in this forum so here I am! :) I wish I had joined earlier as that would have…

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Seriola_Hippos
Dec 16, 2015 2:36 pm
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Nyssa+Lachlan
Dec 16, 2015 1:26 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan


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