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1st-timers
1st-timers
2 December 2015

Slow As A Wet Weekend & No Response To Emails, Normal?

Slow As A Wet Weekend & No Response To Emails, Normal?
QLD

Who is the builder? Why did you pay $3000? Some sale person want us to pay $1000 before they even draw up a plans. I always walked away from…

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1st-timers
Dec 02, 2015 11:06 pm
icywater
icywater
2 December 2015

Anyone building with BGC Residential??

Anyone building with BGC Residential??
WA
1, 2

Man that is a long time. I signed my contract on 20th of Feb 2014. Close up stage is a week away this is for a double storey brick fully rendered house too.

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icywater
Dec 02, 2015 10:47 pm
icywater
mim_feher
mim_feher
2 December 2015

NBN extension to battle axe block

NBN extension to battle axe block
NSW

wow that is a crazy amount of money, fiber to the node it is then.

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mim_feher
Dec 02, 2015 10:00 pm
Maiden
Maiden
2 December 2015

Ben Trager Homes - End Product Opinion

Ben Trager Homes - End Product Opinion
WA

I've given Ben Trager Homes until 14/12/2015 to rectify our outstanding items before I take further action, so watch this space I may be posting a very detailed review ;)

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Maiden
Dec 02, 2015 3:11 pm
Maiden
Amy2015
Amy2015
2 December 2015

Wonson Rd - Edmondson Park

Wonson Rd - Edmondson Park
NSW

Thanks :) I've gone and done that :)

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Amy2015
Dec 02, 2015 9:41 am
Lozza87
Lozza87
2 December 2015

Price from different project builders in brisbane

Price from different project builders in brisbane
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi Yes we did. They were horrible. Really not a great builder. Very sub standard finishes. We are now 11 months post handover and it's been a roller coaster fighting the…

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Lozza87
Dec 02, 2015 9:14 am
Propnewbi
Propnewbi
1 December 2015

Builder Reference

Builder Reference
QLD

Hi speights Did you end up building with Bella Qld Properties? would you please share your experience. I am seriously considering building with Bella, but has been unable…

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Propnewbi
Dec 01, 2015 11:24 pm
Propnewbi
Propnewbi
1 December 2015

Building in Parkvue Oxley

Building in Parkvue Oxley
QLD

Hi pcbondoc, hope your build with Bella went well? would you please share your experience. I am seriously considering building with Bella, but has been unable to find any…

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Propnewbi
Dec 01, 2015 11:22 pm
Propnewbi
Propnewbi
1 December 2015

First home buyer...so hard to decide which Builder to use :(

First home buyer...so hard to decide which Builder to use :(
QLD

Hi Junior Member hope your build with Bella went well? would you please share your experience. I am seriously considering building with Bella, but has been unable to find…

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Propnewbi
Dec 01, 2015 11:21 pm
Propnewbi
Propnewbi
1 December 2015

Bella qld properties

Bella qld properties
QLD

Hi Lozza87, hope your build with Bella went well? would you please share your experience. I am seriously considering building with Bella, but has been unable to find any…

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Propnewbi
Dec 01, 2015 11:10 pm
lilisland
lilisland
1 December 2015

Your thoughts on door/window heights in this house

Your thoughts on door/window heights in this house
QLD

Good point Beazley and ica - the exterior door in the kitchen is a narrow one as is to be only 620mm wide, I guess it will look pretty silly if it is extra tall. Then…

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lilisland
Dec 01, 2015 9:07 pm

Hi I have been following lots of builds in this forum. It has been very helpful with our build as we haven't built for 20 years. This will be our last build. I will try…

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Robina
Dec 01, 2015 6:29 pm
Robina
dbz
dbz
1 December 2015

Choosing the Builder for 2 Story home

Choosing the Builder for 2 Story home
WA

Good Day All I am new to this forum. We are planning on a double story home in Rossmoyne. Range around 600K. We are looking at following builders: Atrium Webb &…

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dbz
Dec 01, 2015 4:59 pm
Linda01
Linda01
1 December 2015

Timeframe

Timeframe
VIC

With 3 kids i couldnt do it at all!!! Hahaha we have til March now so hopefully it keeps increasing lol

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Linda01
Dec 01, 2015 12:53 pm
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bluesteel
Nov 30, 2015 8:56 pm
bluesteel
nikil_charitra
nikil_charitra
30 November 2015

When Your Block Becomes The Local Dump

When Your Block Becomes The Local Dump
QLD

Put up a temporary fence. Builder s normally specify on their contract that they require a clean block. They will pass on their charges to clean up your site onto you.…

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nikil_charitra
Nov 30, 2015 6:31 pm
New Generation Homes
New Generation Homes
30 November 2015

Rear view designs WA - suggestions

Rear view designs WA - suggestions
WA

Thank you so much jpmontoya for your recommendation and kind words! We put a lot of thought into our plans, customer service and building process and we are glad you are…

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New Generation Homes
Nov 30, 2015 3:05 pm
Kelgofast
Kelgofast
30 November 2015

Acreage home builders - SE QLD

Acreage home builders - SE QLD
QLD

My partner and I are building a acarage home with a local builder called G&P Builders we have are loving the quality of work that has gone in to our house so far. Im not…

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Kelgofast
Nov 30, 2015 2:05 pm
Kelgofast
kantong
kantong
30 November 2015

Building Weeks & Macklin Ashdale in Western Adelaide

Building Weeks & Macklin Ashdale in Western Adelaide
SA

Hey any updates with your build? I'm new to this homeone forum. I'm building with Weeks & Macklin as well and curious to know how you are rating their service and quality…

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kantong
Nov 30, 2015 12:11 pm
Oliver1989G
Oliver1989G
30 November 2015

Building with Firstyle at Village Square EP?

Building with Firstyle at Village Square EP?
NSW

I am building with them too the Keswick 24 CANT WAIT!

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Oliver1989G
Nov 30, 2015 10:14 am
Deva
Deva
29 November 2015

Custom Builders Brisbane?

Custom Builders Brisbane?
QLD

Hi, there are many builders to choose from thats for sure! There are some that do standard designs or custom designs, at no extra cost (we have looked at ValEco,…

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Deva
Nov 29, 2015 9:05 pm
Deva
perthgirl16
perthgirl16
29 November 2015

First Home - Annie's Landing **PCI 5TH OF MARCH**

First Home - Annie's Landing **PCI 5TH OF MARCH**
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hope your fencing went ok --- lurking for an update!!!!

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perthgirl16
Nov 29, 2015 4:24 pm
bubblynutter
bubblynutter
29 November 2015

Temp fencing

Temp fencing
VIC

Thanks everyone. We're on the corner of two dead end roads - the only people who access our whole area are residents. Who all have their own acreages! So I would think the…

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bubblynutter
Nov 29, 2015 10:25 am
ctang419
ctang419
28 November 2015

Timber looking Tiles

Timber looking Tiles
QLD

Hi guys we are in Brisbane and have just finished building our house. We over odered some timber looking tiles and wondering if any of you would need them. The Tiles are…

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ctang419
Nov 28, 2015 11:53 pm
staceyd
staceyd
28 November 2015

Compensation for rectification delays

Compensation for rectification delays
VIC

Just wondering if anyone has successfully pursued compensation from their builder for massive delays in fixing issues with a new build? We handed over more than 12 months…

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staceyd
Nov 28, 2015 4:51 pm
Our Honeywood Build
Our Honeywood Build
28 November 2015

Plaster inspection

Plaster inspection
WA

And should be shinny First Build, Commodore Homes, Honeywood, Wandi. viewtopic.php?t=77170

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Our Honeywood Build
Nov 28, 2015 11:35 am
Our Honeywood Build
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
28 November 2015

Problems with house build - who to contact??

Problems with house build - who to contact??
WA

Seems like a slow job indeed. 6-9 months is normal build time I would say. Piece of advice when you are not getting anywhere. Confirm everything in writing (fax is best,…

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Leonardo_23
Nov 28, 2015 1:03 am
Man1
Man1
28 November 2015

Please guide me

Please guide me
VIC

Soil tests are to determine what type of soil is underneath you as some types need more substantial foundations and therefore cost more. Cut and fill will be needed if the…

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Man1
Nov 28, 2015 12:14 am
ben2363
ben2363
27 November 2015

2 phase copper wire

2 phase copper wire
VIC

had a quick look and they seem to be 40mm cables

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ben2363
Nov 27, 2015 4:27 pm
zc12345
zc12345
27 November 2015

Recommended custom builder in Ryde NSW ?

Recommended custom builder in Ryde NSW ?
NSW

Hello there, anyone could help with providing recommended builders in Ryde area? doesnt matter if they are local or outer builders as long as they are good builders. tx

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zc12345
Nov 27, 2015 3:34 pm
clueless2009
clueless2009
27 November 2015

Island bench question

Island bench question
TAS

current house island bench have back laminates are in vertical and broken into three sections evenly, dark laminates like above pic's. Its represents roughly three double…

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clueless2009
Nov 27, 2015 3:25 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
26 November 2015

What would you change? What do you regret?

What would you change? What do you regret?
NSW

Lol just saw this old thread. I can now say I regret using my builder Busby homes. 13mths and still arguing. Has not been a smooth building process at all. So many…

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Crazyk
Nov 26, 2015 9:18 pm
Crazyk
Googonian
Googonian
26 November 2015

Has anybody struck rock at Googong?

Has anybody struck rock at Googong?
NSW

We hit rock on Garraway Cres. Cost us 5500 extra on the build

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Googonian
Nov 26, 2015 9:03 pm
PolkaDots
PolkaDots
26 November 2015

Steel Picket Fence vc PVC Picket Fence

Steel Picket Fence vc PVC Picket Fence
VIC

Thanks for the responses! I'll have to find somewhere in VIC that does PVC and have a look at them and get a quote

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PolkaDots
Nov 26, 2015 6:12 pm
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
25 November 2015

How long after pci

How long after pci
TAS

Thanks archetto I hope it's that or less even hahaha I'm so anxious to get in before Christmas and now our PCI has been pushed from Thursday until Monday because the…

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nat_luke1
Nov 25, 2015 7:58 pm
snyde
snyde
25 November 2015

$30,000 site costs!!

$30,000 site costs!!
VIC
1, 2

Site costs refers to the excavation work involved to prepare the site for your slab. Including the site cut, digging, slab preperation, rock removal, etc.

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snyde
Nov 25, 2015 7:07 pm
snyde
Petad
Petad
25 November 2015

Please recommend good building inspector in Perth

Please recommend good building inspector in Perth
WA

We went with housepect they quoted $795 but they do 3 inspections and we missed the first so that's for 2 We…

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Petad
Nov 25, 2015 6:40 pm
Petad
Kamejaje
Kamejaje
25 November 2015

Plantation Homes - Miller Facade and Balconies!

Plantation Homes - Miller Facade and Balconies!
QLD

Hi ya Jozh, sorry just saw your reply, thank you! I must turn on the notifications for this post as I am not getting them :( Yes, we are building in Warner Lakes the…

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Kamejaje
Nov 25, 2015 5:04 pm
Kamejaje
Mikes005
Mikes005
25 November 2015

Shingle roof suppliers in Melbourne?

Shingle roof suppliers in Melbourne?
VIC

Hi all. I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with any shingle roof suppliers in Melbourne? The guy our builder has used in the past has left the business, so…

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Mikes005
Nov 25, 2015 1:23 pm
Mikes005
cchelsiee
cchelsiee
25 November 2015

Building in Perth - 101 Residential - first ever build

Building in Perth - 101 Residential - first ever build
WA

So after not having any updates from 101 for a while hubby and i went over to the house to have a look if there had been ANY progress at all.. and to our surprise there…

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cchelsiee
Nov 25, 2015 1:02 pm
cchelsiee
DBH_84
DBH_84
25 November 2015

Anyone built with Marksman Homes or built split level?

Anyone built with Marksman Homes or built split level?
NSW

Hi all, We are in the early stages of acquiring a builder and would like people's opinion/experience if they have built with Marksman Homes. We are looking at a split…

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DBH_84
Nov 25, 2015 8:34 am
bluesteel
bluesteel
24 November 2015

25acres-Energy efficient custom build- Updated pics.

25acres-Energy efficient custom build- Updated pics.
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

I just got a notification....all excited there may have been photos. Would love to see your home too. Hope all is going well.

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bluesteel
Nov 24, 2015 9:50 pm
bluesteel
imran.sheth
imran.sheth
24 November 2015

Coral Homes MSP (Winton)

Coral Homes MSP (Winton)
QLD
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hey s_mack, Really Nice MSP plan and well designed outdoor area. Are you on corner lot ? Is it possible for you to send your plan siting on your block?

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imran.sheth
Nov 24, 2015 11:00 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
24 November 2015

Choosing a builder - Qs to ask?

Choosing a builder - Qs to ask?
NSW

Seriously...Ask them why Roy Morgan doesn't Rank them in the trusted professions survey... ( :wink: ) Here http://www.roymorgan.com/findings/5531- ... 1404110537

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 24, 2015 10:22 am
StructuralBIMGuy
clairemsong
clairemsong
24 November 2015

Building Simonds Amberlea - Keys

Building Simonds Amberlea - Keys
VIC
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Hi edscl, I am not sure if you still check this blog. We are in the middle of getting our house built. We have chosen Blackwood bricks. But I saw very obvious black…

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clairemsong
Nov 24, 2015 9:27 am
Althom
Althom
23 November 2015

New build - bamboo floors installed - noisy

New build - bamboo floors installed - noisy
QLD

Ours was Bamboozle, glued down. There's two spots in the house where there's a bit of a creak. I'm guessing that's where the slab wasn't entirely level.

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Althom
Nov 23, 2015 7:19 pm
Althom
twylamc
twylamc
23 November 2015

Time for a Change - Building our Lifestyle on Acreage

Time for a Change - Building our Lifestyle on Acreage
QLD

We have a sliding door from our master's bedroom to our own little verandah. Same as we have a sliding door from our living area to a bigger verandah. Still building so…

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twylamc
Nov 23, 2015 6:37 pm
twylamc
Team PD
Team PD
23 November 2015

Porter Davis

Porter Davis
VIC

Hi Chrisloc, I am very disappointed to read your post and would like to assist in your outstanding items being resolved so you can enjoy your new home. Can you please PM…

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Team PD
Nov 23, 2015 3:02 pm
Team PD


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