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JSK
JSK
13 August 2015

Oaklands Schofields

Oaklands Schofields
NSW

Hi there, I am new here and close to buy a lot in Oaklands Schofields project, has not seen/signed contract yet. Is this area flood prone, when the schofields road…

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JSK
Aug 13, 2015 1:04 pm
wesky
wesky
13 August 2015

What type of slab is this?

What type of slab is this?
VIC

I thought it was a raft but done a bit differently. Thanks guys!

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wesky
Aug 13, 2015 12:32 pm
boxer10
boxer10
13 August 2015

Edmondson Park "Village Square"

Edmondson Park "Village Square"
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi jonny90, our house was cosmos 3 bed with single garage. because of the corner lot, did'nt had any choice. All the best with building your new house.

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boxer10
Aug 13, 2015 10:53 am
Belongabank
Belongabank
13 August 2015

Extra Slab Costs due to 2m of Controlled Fill

Extra Slab Costs due to 2m of Controlled Fill
VIC

I think the trick is to be well informed when buying land. I certainly was not. I had access to the engineering plans for the land and knew there was deep fill on the…

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Belongabank
Aug 13, 2015 9:58 am
1rocky
1rocky
13 August 2015

wide bay gj gardner home north coast

wide bay gj gardner home north coast
NSW

hi has anyone built the wide bay from gj gardner . would love to see pics of what you have done to the wide bay and facades thanks

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1rocky
Aug 13, 2015 6:22 am
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
12 August 2015

Ellenbrook WA- new house

Ellenbrook WA- new house
WA

Hi Bob, i replied to your PM This design is similar to yours. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=78190

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Perth_Euro
Aug 12, 2015 11:19 pm
1st-timers
1st-timers
12 August 2015

How Far Does The Piering and Plumbing Go Down?

How Far Does The Piering and Plumbing Go Down?
QLD

Yes it sounds like a layer of rock underneath. If you do need piers it would be down to 1.5 although with a class M I wouldn't think piers…

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1st-timers
Aug 12, 2015 11:11 pm
1st-timers
1st-timers
12 August 2015

Price Difference From 'M' Slab to 'H1'

Price Difference From 'M' Slab to 'H1'
QLD

Yay, huge weight off my mind. Soil tests are back and its an 'M'. The subdivision is crazy. Across the road and 3…

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1st-timers
Aug 12, 2015 11:06 pm
Suezp
Suezp
12 August 2015

Updates on Warralily/Armstrong Creek

Updates on Warralily/Armstrong Creek
QLD

Hi! I'm sure you in and settled by now. how was the build?

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Suezp
Aug 12, 2015 7:56 pm
Colester78
Colester78
12 August 2015

Eden Brae Vs Mcdonald Jones Homes

Eden Brae Vs Mcdonald Jones Homes
NSW

We looked at both and found MJH to be better so went with them. We currently rent a new EB home while we build our MJH home and some of the work is crappy as. But I…

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Colester78
Aug 12, 2015 1:31 pm
Colester78
Colester78
12 August 2015

McDonald Jones Homes Colour Selections

McDonald Jones Homes Colour Selections
NSW

When we did our colour choice we could have Ceasarstone or Essastone - certain colours from both ranges come standard and then others attract an extra cost. We went with…

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Colester78
Aug 12, 2015 1:28 pm
Krishna_R
Krishna_R
12 August 2015

Crossover Paving in Perth Northern Suburb

Crossover Paving in Perth Northern Suburb
WA

Hi All I am building with the Home Buyers Centre in Banksia Grove in Perth. I have to pave our crossover (approx 25SQM) on level ground (no slopes). HBC quoted $2,500…

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Krishna_R
Aug 12, 2015 12:32 pm
Jozh
Jozh
12 August 2015

Stuck on roof color. Mica or Gunmetal

Stuck on roof color. Mica or Gunmetal
QLD

has no one seen a roof with the Mica color tile?

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Jozh
Aug 12, 2015 11:18 am
Woolyfish
Woolyfish
12 August 2015

building with red ink Darling Downs WA

building with red ink Darling Downs WA
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Following!!!!! Fantastic plan. all the best for the build, can't wait for more progress.

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Woolyfish
Aug 12, 2015 10:54 am
Woolyfish

Hi guys! Got my first plans drawn up from drafting. I'm happy to go through it but pretty much have one night to just go through it and check its all ok. Just thought…

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SaberX
Aug 11, 2015 10:19 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
11 August 2015

What should the sitework cost be like for A class site in WA

What should the sitework cost be like for A class site in WA
WA

Hi Homelovers You need to provide more information..generally ClassA is $10k Site works are based on 1. Contour Survey 2. Are retain walls required? 3. Are Piles…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 11, 2015 9:30 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
snyde
snyde
11 August 2015

Henley LED downlight Melbourne

Henley LED downlight Melbourne
VIC

If you're worried - get 6, have the two center ones on a seperate switch, and have them all dimmable. Dining room you won't need as many.

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snyde
Aug 11, 2015 8:04 pm
snyde
goody59
goody59
11 August 2015

Truss and roof structural drawings

Truss and roof structural drawings
WA

I have asked for my truss plans/drawings/specifications and also my frame drawings and requirements. My SS was asked to have a copy given to me when they are available.

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goody59
Aug 11, 2015 11:11 am
goody59
jai.m
jai.m
10 August 2015

Build pack and selections process

Build pack and selections process
SA

We're currently in the pre-construction stage of building our new home. We have signed off on our final working drawings and have been told…

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jai.m
Aug 10, 2015 8:39 pm
vijaytee1
vijaytee1
10 August 2015

tilers in Brisbane help

tilers in Brisbane help
QLD

any1 had or reccmnd some good tilers in Brissie for doing 81sqm. Also is it good to buy ur own tiles or can the tiler get it for cheaper cheers

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vijaytee1
Aug 10, 2015 7:31 pm
vijaytee1
eternty
eternty
10 August 2015

Building with Burbank in Harcrest

Building with Burbank in Harcrest
VIC

Hi fionaleejl, Who did you end up going with? I'm in the same position as you were - like Burbank cost and plan but reviews are bad. Thanks!

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eternty
Aug 10, 2015 7:31 pm
msangs23
msangs23
10 August 2015

House Construction Final payment question

House Construction Final payment question
VIC

Hi All, I am running out of time for my current rental lease and the bank inspection & final cheque might delay my house handover. My question is,can I pay the final…

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msangs23
Aug 10, 2015 5:24 pm
Philip_J
Philip_J
10 August 2015

Cost of Laminate Flooring $23per sqm

Cost of Laminate Flooring $23per sqm
VIC

I think you will find that there are better quality variations of 12mm laminate flooring. I couldn't give any details but I know there are companies that specialise in to…

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Philip_J
Aug 10, 2015 3:20 pm
d@n
d@n
10 August 2015

PLEASE!!! Need help with exterior colours / facade...

PLEASE!!! Need help with exterior colours / facade...
VIC

These questions are hard to answer without seeing the facade design.

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d@n
Aug 10, 2015 9:40 am
rory14
rory14
9 August 2015

Building our first home in (Trinity) Alkimos, WA.

Building our first home in (Trinity) Alkimos, WA.
WA
1, 2, 3

Thank you! It's called Kitty Grey, the whole house is in that colour. I love the gables now without them but hopefully it just adds to them! They cost a fair bit to add so…

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rory14
Aug 09, 2015 10:16 pm
rory14
Emmz70
Emmz70
9 August 2015

Flooring prices with Metricon

Flooring prices with Metricon

Lol @ nasty carpets. Reminded us of our outdoor mat. Straight away we knew they would need upgrading. Hah Tribe7 I would have loved the promo people had of free Hebel lol…

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Emmz70
Aug 09, 2015 7:52 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
9 August 2015

Frame stage question

Frame stage question
VIC

Hi Ginger8 18mm for me is bordering unacceptable in a number of scenarios..you will need to post photos,details, more info required and it might well require a proper…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 09, 2015 10:53 am
StructuralBIMGuy
CNC FABS
CNC FABS
9 August 2015

Snowing's Build : Restart the whole process...

Snowing's Build : Restart the whole process...
VIC

Hi. I'm often looking at sloping blocks for my build project. Currently looking at a fairly rectangular one at moment, good size of 1000 sq, steep slope down hill, south…

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CNC FABS
Aug 09, 2015 6:12 am
H220
H220
8 August 2015

Stage Inspection/ Building Inspections

Stage Inspection/ Building Inspections
VIC

im using Darbecca. very happy! so far they have done lock up + fixing for me.

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H220
Aug 08, 2015 10:03 pm
lekkerding
lekkerding
8 August 2015

How to select a builder for a knockdown rebuild?

How to select a builder for a knockdown rebuild?
NSW

Looking for a builder for knockdown rebuild. Looking just at the displayhomes and talking to the salespeople does not tell me for example which contractors are gonna build…

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lekkerding
Aug 08, 2015 9:21 pm
DoubleDeckerBus
DoubleDeckerBus
8 August 2015

Gemmill Galliano in Woburn Park: Lost Interest in Build 6/3

Gemmill Galliano in Woburn Park: Lost Interest in Build 6/3
WA
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Desellars do you have any further update? I'm with Gemmill also and interested to know how the final build finished up.

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DoubleDeckerBus
Aug 08, 2015 8:23 pm
frozenkuku
frozenkuku
8 August 2015

Building with Rivergum Homes - SA

Building with Rivergum Homes - SA
SA

This review is based on my opinion with Rivergum Homes, they are currently building next to my house. They are making all different kind of troubles on my house/my…

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frozenkuku
Aug 08, 2015 7:39 pm
frozenkuku
Wellard2ndTimers
Wellard2ndTimers
8 August 2015

Perth-skirting board recommendations

Perth-skirting board recommendations
WA

Haven't the foggiest what its made of! We're looking at the 140mm colonial profile.

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Wellard2ndTimers
Aug 08, 2015 3:36 pm
kkhun
kkhun
8 August 2015

Somerfield Estate - Keysborough

Somerfield Estate - Keysborough
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi, has anyone in stage 19-22 connected their free-to-air TV using optic cable? I noticed that we don't need to install antenna for the TV in the estate. I called Telstra…

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kkhun
Aug 08, 2015 12:57 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
7 August 2015

bubblynutter's SFive.2 - Moving out!

bubblynutter's SFive.2 - Moving out!
VIC
1 ... 39, 40, 41

It looks great! I actually thought it was rusty metal edging! I like even more that it's a wood product. I will definitely investigate. I want to do a circle of green lawn…

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aloenyx
Aug 07, 2015 6:58 pm
aloenyx
Hardy22
Hardy22
7 August 2015

Building with Redink - Lifestyle 300

Building with Redink - Lifestyle 300
WA
1, 2

So here is the start of a series of posts detailing the issues we have had with Redink Homes and our build process. I have been meaning to post some blogs for over a year…

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Hardy22
Aug 07, 2015 3:05 pm
bashworth
bashworth
7 August 2015

Exhaust Fan or Air Vent in Celing in Garage

Exhaust Fan or Air Vent in Celing in Garage

Not sure what you mean but Exhausting from house into garage. . . No Exhausting from Garage . . .Useful if you are going to be working on a running engine or doing…

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bashworth
Aug 07, 2015 7:45 am
bashworth
EmmaW84
EmmaW84
6 August 2015

Independent Inspector stories?

Independent Inspector stories?
QLD

Absolutely necessary! Worth every penny and small penny at that in terms of overall cost especially with a reputable inspector. Our inspector commented that he could tell…

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EmmaW84
Aug 06, 2015 9:15 pm
me786
me786
6 August 2015

My first build-At Stockland's Calleya Estate

My first build-At Stockland's Calleya Estate
WA
1, 2, 3

How is your build going? We are also building in Calleya just signed PPA.

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me786
Aug 06, 2015 5:45 pm
d.darroch
d.darroch
6 August 2015

Building on Rear Block or Battle Axe Block - Floor Plans

Building on Rear Block or Battle Axe Block - Floor Plans
WA

Orientation is very important. In most Aussie climates you want to let the sun in in winter & keep it out in summer. This is best achieved by having a high proportion of…

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d.darroch
Aug 06, 2015 4:03 pm
Neth04
Neth04
6 August 2015

Mercer Q1 knockdown rebuild

Mercer Q1 knockdown rebuild
VIC

I stuffed up and posted in furnishings so now and I can update in correct area We have now completed colour and finishes consult and…

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Neth04
Aug 06, 2015 1:11 pm
jndbgbuild
jndbgbuild
6 August 2015

Building first home in Banksia Grove

Building first home in Banksia Grove
WA
1, 2

Hi Sammy, my partner and I are also building in Banksia Vrove. We looked at redink but ended up going with ideal homes as we felt they were a better fit for us. Congrats…

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jndbgbuild
Aug 06, 2015 11:52 am
Hopalot
Hopalot
5 August 2015

WA Housing Centre - The Vale, Aveley.

WA Housing Centre - The Vale, Aveley.
WA

Well its been almost a year since I posted this, I wish I was coming here to post good news, but unfortunately that's not the case. Despite a glorious administration phase…

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Hopalot
Aug 05, 2015 11:50 pm
Hopalot
Reakelly
Reakelly
5 August 2015

mulgoa rise

mulgoa rise
NSW
1, 2

Yeah we did great turn out, we got an email and because we live a couple of streets away from our street there was reminder hand outs...anyway they did say they were going…

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Reakelly
Aug 05, 2015 8:42 pm
JKro
JKro
5 August 2015

Developers fence not on boundary line

Developers fence not on boundary line
WA

Precisely! Market it as a 214sqm block if thats what it is! Curious to see what the result will be!

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JKro
Aug 05, 2015 2:22 pm
JKro
Gunna
Gunna
5 August 2015

Custom Build Electrical Plan and NBN ready - help!

Custom Build Electrical Plan and NBN ready - help!
VIC

I always recommenced you wire every room with data points (every bed room + living areas) - wire is faster then WIFI and you can a lot with it in…

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Gunna
Aug 05, 2015 11:18 am
Our Honeywood Build
Our Honeywood Build
5 August 2015

Homestart - Providence - Keys Keys Keys!!

Homestart - Providence - Keys Keys Keys!!
WA
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Hi Vetty, I've just gone back and read the last few pages of your build and omg what a whirlwind of ups and downs. I love the little list you made about what was…

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Our Honeywood Build
Aug 05, 2015 10:55 am
Our Honeywood Build


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