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aussiepam1327
aussiepam1327
24 October 2015

Simonds CLEO Melbourne

Simonds CLEO Melbourne
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Thought of you guys last night when we went to check our build the bath had been installed and was half full of water. Plumbing not connected yet so the only thing we can…

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aussiepam1327
Oct 24, 2015 8:01 am
aussiepam1327
jessicana10
jessicana10
23 October 2015

Site costs too high!!!

Site costs too high!!!
VIC

We just did a kdr in outereast melb, our site costs were $44k which sound like a lot but it covers a lot of things. About $6k of that is provisional for traffic management…

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jessicana10
Oct 23, 2015 10:04 pm
jessicana10
ddarroch
ddarroch
23 October 2015

Process of building dream/new home

Process of building dream/new home
NSW

KRB blocks are pretty rare here, so it may take quite some time to find one you're happy with. Selling your house before finding a KRB could have been a bit risky when the…

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ddarroch
Oct 23, 2015 9:41 pm
Conifers
Conifers
23 October 2015

Building Mainvue Emporio 430

Building Mainvue Emporio 430
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

So how is it all going? Have you unpacked everything and settled in? viewtopic.php?t=78112

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Conifers
Oct 23, 2015 7:06 pm
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
23 October 2015

Who can review the specifications of the building contract ?

Who can review the specifications of the building contract ?
QLD

If you're in Brisbane your builder should be using a standard HIA contract. If they're not doing so I'd be concerned. If they are, you don't really need a lawyer to review…

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Ilaeria
Oct 23, 2015 1:02 pm
Ilaeria
MezMaz71
MezMaz71
23 October 2015

Roller door

Roller door
TAS

Hi nat_luke1, we have just completed a kDR with our builder in Melbourne, and we upgraded to a colourbond coloured sectional garage door with 4 windows across the top of…

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MezMaz71
Oct 23, 2015 9:33 am
chloea_
chloea_
22 October 2015

Mainvue Amalfi 530 - Acacia, Botanic Ridge

Mainvue Amalfi 530 - Acacia, Botanic Ridge
VIC
1, 2, 3

How exciting! When do they expect the land to title again? Colours is soooo hard. But trust your gut, I worried about…

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chloea_
Oct 22, 2015 4:45 pm
jelbell55
jelbell55
22 October 2015

Dale Alcock Build in Kensington - Moved In

Dale Alcock Build in Kensington - Moved In
WA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Glad to hear your enjoying your new home! Looking forward to seeing some pics :)

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jelbell55
Oct 22, 2015 12:49 pm
Lindeli
Lindeli
21 October 2015

Edison 2800 (Not going ahead with this build)

Edison 2800 (Not going ahead with this build)
VIC

Hi guys, I haven't been on here lately as we had previously decided to not go ahead with the build... everything was getting to be too much We have though just put money…

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Lindeli
Oct 21, 2015 6:36 pm
1st-timers
1st-timers
21 October 2015

Being told "no"

Being told "no"
NSW

We got told 'no' to our choice of facade. They were building 3 houses in the same street (one opposite us) and according to the saleman the covenants in that development…

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1st-timers
Oct 21, 2015 4:05 pm
Fdon
Fdon
21 October 2015

Render Colour

Render Colour
VIC

Hi Guys Building a double story townhouse, and need colour ideas for the second story (foam is currently being applied). The bricks are tawny heritage, and the roof is…

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Fdon
Oct 21, 2015 4:01 pm
mim_feher
mim_feher
21 October 2015

LPG or electricity

LPG or electricity
NSW

So have been researching and waiting to hear back about quotes. We don't get anything for electricity that goes back to the grid, was looking at to decrease our electricty…

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mim_feher
Oct 21, 2015 3:41 pm
zc12345
zc12345
21 October 2015

Building Contract

Building Contract
NSW

nathan2015 - will you be able to explain this a more detail?

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zc12345
Oct 21, 2015 1:54 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
21 October 2015

6 star energy rating.. can i bypass ceiling fans?

6 star energy rating.. can i bypass ceiling fans?
QLD

It will depend on location. For our place in Adelaide, it passed 6-star without the double-glazing or any ceiling fans. Just having maximum wall and ceiling insulation…

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oneJohn
Oct 21, 2015 11:21 am
oneJohn
EmKaralyn
EmKaralyn
21 October 2015

Plantation Homes QLD - Soho 4 - PostHandover - 8/10/15

Plantation Homes QLD - Soho 4 - PostHandover - 8/10/15
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

How amazing is your WIR! Love the shoe section! We are also doing ours port handover. Love your flooring too! Well…

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EmKaralyn
Oct 21, 2015 10:06 am
EmKaralyn
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
21 October 2015

Contract cancellation within cooling off

Contract cancellation within cooling off
VIC

Just re read your post. Check the regulator in your state, however - I understand that If you have signed or entered into a preliminary agreement the builder is entitled…

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Leksie5000
Oct 21, 2015 7:02 am
speedy_hobbit
speedy_hobbit
20 October 2015

Who's building with APA Homes?

Who's building with APA Homes?
NSW

We are looking to build a new home in Googong,NSW and are considering a house & land package through APA homes. It looks like they have already built a few houses there.…

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speedy_hobbit
Oct 20, 2015 9:54 pm
Sivanandan
Sivanandan
20 October 2015

Underpinning neighbours lot/garage

Underpinning neighbours lot/garage
VIC

Basically if you need to excavate below the level of your neighbours foundation there is a risk that material will fall away. Underpinning…

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Sivanandan
Oct 20, 2015 9:04 pm

No megera. I was not able to change it. If felt that the way they have given to me without the bulk head looks better and easy for cleaning. Display home…

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Mustang30
Oct 20, 2015 5:44 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
20 October 2015

kitchen backsplash help

kitchen backsplash help
TAS

You could seal the grout as said or ask them to use epoxy grout which is less/not porous or mist grey grout which is slightly off white light grey may be easier to maintain.

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bluesteel
Oct 20, 2015 5:40 pm
bluesteel
Megera
Megera
20 October 2015

Insects in new home / birds building nest in gutter box

Insects in new home / birds building nest in gutter box
VIC

I think it's pretty common for there to be an increase in bug/spider activity in new homes. All the soil on the site and the surrounding areas gets disturbed and the bugs…

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Megera
Oct 20, 2015 4:25 pm
Megera
NicNak
NicNak
20 October 2015

Render colours

Render colours
VIC

Has anyone used dulux Caveman and mud pack together for the render? Would love to see photos. We have picked these and now I think I want to change my mind. nicnbam.blogspot.com

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NicNak
Oct 20, 2015 2:09 pm
lileegirl
lileegirl
20 October 2015

Help Needed With Window Placement In Master

Help Needed With Window Placement In Master
QLD

it's hard isn't it, lots of little decisions and the cost of it all adding up!! I'd agree, stick with the windows facing east so you can have a view, I don't think it…

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lileegirl
Oct 20, 2015 9:54 am
lileegirl
Skull
Skull
20 October 2015

Red-earth block and bullnose

Red-earth block and bullnose
WA

This is for Perth - I googled the subject and was only directed to one supplier for bullnose....anyone here who knows the other suppliers, please let me know. cheers, skull

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Skull
Oct 20, 2015 12:38 am
Homeowners1
Homeowners1
20 October 2015

Shine taken off new build - In-Vogue

Shine taken off new build - In-Vogue
WA

I wish we had read the reviews before we signed up with In-Vogue. We were also hit with the increase in building costs, we did not argue as we had made a few alterations…

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Homeowners1
Oct 20, 2015 12:26 am
Christoshizz
Christoshizz
19 October 2015

Sloping Block Builders Melbourne

Sloping Block Builders Melbourne
VIC
1, 2, 3

I would be looking for a custom local builder

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Christoshizz
Oct 19, 2015 9:34 pm
Christoshizz
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 October 2015

External concreting price

External concreting price
NSW

Hi HouseandHorse The price can vary considerably It could be as low as $30m2 ( which includes concrete a case of beer and BBQ (after) and a few mates over and you'll be…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 19, 2015 8:08 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Homeowners1
Homeowners1
19 October 2015

Potential problems with WA HIA building contracts

Potential problems with WA HIA building contracts
WA

I wish we had read these reviews before we signed up with In-Vogue. We were also hit with the increase in building costs, we did not argue as we had made a few…

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Homeowners1
Oct 19, 2015 6:58 pm
Mustang30
Mustang30
19 October 2015

Building a Simonds Express home

Building a Simonds Express home
VIC

Hi there, have you moved into new home ?

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Mustang30
Oct 19, 2015 3:01 pm
fmac
fmac
19 October 2015

Our small build (NOR WA) - two years down

Our small build (NOR WA) - two years down
WA
1 ... 79, 80, 81

Thank you for the congratulations. We have found someone to finish off our garden so hopefully I will have some before and after photos to upload by the end of next week.…

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fmac
Oct 19, 2015 1:05 pm
Yarborough
Yarborough
19 October 2015

Builder in Newcastle, The Hunter & Central Coast

Builder in Newcastle, The Hunter & Central Coast
NSW

After finally moving into our first home in Cameron Park I am keen to give advise to anyone about to start their build journey in the Hunter, Newcastle or Central Coast…

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Yarborough
Oct 19, 2015 9:42 am
Yarborough
Yarborough
Yarborough
19 October 2015

hotondo

hotondo
NSW

Have sent you a private message.

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Yarborough
Oct 19, 2015 8:42 am
Yarborough

Hi All Just wondering if anyone has built their master suite at the rear of the block and how you went about designing entry to the bedroom. I've been looking over my…

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133
wa_lass
Oct 18, 2015 9:20 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
18 October 2015

tiny block problems

tiny block problems
VIC

Hi TinyBlock123 Where are you located and what zoning is your block also You might want to consider a 3 storey option.

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 18, 2015 6:48 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
ceire_gormley
ceire_gormley
18 October 2015

Anyone building in Bletchley Park?

Anyone building in Bletchley Park?
WA

Hi everyone, we're also building in BP. We're Bradstocks Grove. Building with summit homes.

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ceire_gormley
Oct 18, 2015 9:45 am
Mashuri13
Mashuri13
18 October 2015

Building with First Homebuyers Direct?

Building with First Homebuyers Direct?
WA

I really feel I need to post a review here because the experience I have had building my home with FHBD has been appalling :( So many mistakes…

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Mashuri13
Oct 18, 2015 3:35 am
Mashuri13
Mashuri13
18 October 2015

Cottage block - SOR build with FHBD

Cottage block - SOR build with FHBD
WA
1, 2

Our experienced with FHBD also not a nice one. Sales told us to sign a contract before July otherwise he said the building price would increase. But still they increase…

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Mashuri13
Oct 18, 2015 1:55 am
dextel
dextel
18 October 2015

Eliza Ponds - Spearwood WA

Eliza Ponds - Spearwood WA
WA
1, 2, 3

It was Dreamstart homes

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dextel
Oct 17, 2015 11:43 pm
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MalSannie
Oct 17, 2015 6:51 pm
MalSannie
adamnkeryn
adamnkeryn
17 October 2015

Alkira Estate (Horsely) Registration

Alkira Estate (Horsely) Registration
NSW

A question to those out there that have bought land in Alkira Estate, Horsely... Does anyone know where we are with regards to registration? The…

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adamnkeryn
Oct 17, 2015 11:27 am
AshT17
AshT17
17 October 2015

Barrington Homes NSW

Barrington Homes NSW
NSW

This is our unpleasant experience with Barrington Homes, sorry its lengthy; We asked for a quote in August 2014 it cost $500 despite other companies doing it for free.…

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AshT17
Oct 17, 2015 5:45 am
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
16 October 2015

progress payment

progress payment
TAS

Thanks archetto

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nat_luke1
Oct 16, 2015 6:12 pm
Nicole1983
Nicole1983
16 October 2015

Just sign contract with M3tr!con...

Just sign contract with M3tr!con...

Hi Aya99, We are building in Keilor East, VIC. Nolan used to be our consideration but our land is too small. Hi Sparkycarla, Where are you go…

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Nicole1983
Oct 16, 2015 2:10 pm
Nicole1983
Nicole1983
16 October 2015

Valley Lake, Keilor

Valley Lake, Keilor
VIC

Hi, we are looking to builder in Keilor East - Vally lake. our is 5m slopping block.Any idea about site cost for 28 sq ? any recommendations on builders appreciated. Thanks,

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Nicole1983
Oct 16, 2015 2:07 pm
Nicole1983
Nicole1983
16 October 2015

Valley Lake, Keilor

Valley Lake, Keilor
VIC

Hi, we are looking to builder in Keilor East - Vally lake. our is 5m slopping block.Any idea about site cost for 28 sq ? any recommendations on builders appreciated. Thanks,

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Nicole1983
Oct 16, 2015 2:07 pm
FirstTimePDBuilder
FirstTimePDBuilder
16 October 2015

15-20cm gap between two brick garages - WWYD?

15-20cm gap between two brick garages - WWYD?
VIC

According to their plans they are building directly on it. And our builder would have done so too if we weren't a knock down rebuild. They just don't want the hassle of…

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FirstTimePDBuilder
Oct 16, 2015 12:36 pm
FirstTimePDBuilder
SteveMc
SteveMc
16 October 2015

KDR - stormwater treatment, sewerage, electricity pole, gas

KDR - stormwater treatment, sewerage, electricity pole, gas

We used Demo Corp for the demolition. Even though the certifier supposedly inspects each engineering item, i will be doing an independent inspection on frames /brick work…

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SteveMc
Oct 16, 2015 8:50 am
SteveMc
JustinInPerth
JustinInPerth
14 October 2015

Alex's first home build: Keys!!!!

Alex's first home build: Keys!!!!
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

It's looking amazing man sorry about the slow reply! You must be super happy!

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JustinInPerth
Oct 14, 2015 3:09 pm
JustinInPerth
Elmo05
Elmo05
14 October 2015

M3 Residential - PCI STILL NOT COMPLETE 5 Months & Waiting!

M3 Residential - PCI STILL NOT COMPLETE 5 Months & Waiting!
WA
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Hi all, first time user.... We've also built with M3 and have had many issues. Are you guys still getting a group together. Please let me know as we would be more than…

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Elmo05
Oct 14, 2015 4:45 am
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Room2Breathe
Oct 13, 2015 7:44 pm


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