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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
lifestartshere
lifestartshere
5 August 2015

Smart Homes for Living

Smart Homes for Living
WA

Todays date is 18 September 2014 I am starting to write my review as of today because I know I will forget by the time our house is built and I would like to share the…

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lifestartshere
Aug 05, 2015 12:15 am

I agree, I think the 150mm boards were a good choice. They look very smart in your design. Ok, so just received an email from our builder with an almost-final draft (just…

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_chook_
Aug 04, 2015 8:46 pm
klubear
klubear
4 August 2015

Has anyone experienced charges to Upgrade Energy Rating??

Has anyone experienced charges to Upgrade Energy Rating??
VIC

What the! How weird is that.. Pay an extra $2,000!!!.. "Why" .. Now pay $2,300!!! "No" Okay have 10k off. :) Shows that it always pays to…

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klubear
Aug 04, 2015 7:07 pm
klubear
klubear
klubear
4 August 2015

CHARGING ME $760 TO NOT STAIN ALFRESCO DOORS. WTH?

CHARGING ME $760 TO NOT STAIN ALFRESCO DOORS. WTH?
VIC
1, 2

Makes me wonder why you stayed with this builder when you had so many dramas with doors before you even got a contract. I jumped ship from our…

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klubear
Aug 04, 2015 5:57 pm
klubear
lozza81
lozza81
4 August 2015

Anyone built with Valley Homes Maitland?

Anyone built with Valley Homes Maitland?
NSW

Hi, Yes we built a custom home with them in Buttaba on Lake Macq. Very smooth process and was happy with the end product. Start date of build was…

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lozza81
Aug 04, 2015 4:41 pm
jndbgbuild
jndbgbuild
4 August 2015

Banksia Grove WA Build - Final plans submitted!

Banksia Grove WA Build - Final plans submitted!
WA

thanks AK11, l had to create a new profile cause of issues with my old phone. can't wait to see something on site. Went there on the weekend and we have a tap! One step…

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jndbgbuild
Aug 04, 2015 3:37 pm
Forg
Forg
4 August 2015

Cost of custom vs volume builder

Cost of custom vs volume builder
VIC

Per-square-metre or per-square just isn't ... well, it's really not easy to properly compare costs using that measure. I'd be happy to personally build everyone out there…

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Forg
Aug 04, 2015 3:31 pm
kes1984
kes1984
4 August 2015

Building in Eucalypt Estate - Wollert

Building in Eucalypt Estate - Wollert
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Has anyone had any problems with the land being valued less than what you are paying? We have just found out the bank has valued at over $30,000…

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kes1984
Aug 04, 2015 1:56 pm
Neth04
Neth04
4 August 2015

Building Sahara Q1 KDR

Building Sahara Q1 KDR
VIC

We are thinking of changing the Ensuite and Bath wall tile colours to a darker version and make Axel cladding darker, thought it is too contrasting with the brick. Also…

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Neth04
Aug 04, 2015 7:11 am
Assh
Assh
3 August 2015

Mystery of the 3 copper pipes on a gas water heater

Mystery of the 3 copper pipes on a gas water heater
QLD

Thank you Gsp07R. I'll try to get photo attached when I work out how... ::dizzy::

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Assh
Aug 03, 2015 10:16 pm
Joe Cruz
Joe Cruz
3 August 2015

Elysian29 or Paddington 29 --Need you help

Elysian29 or Paddington 29 --Need you help
NSW

TomCats suggestion of walking through both homes is the best advice. Also keep in mind what looks good on paper may not translate to the best design if you make so many…

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Joe Cruz
Aug 03, 2015 7:19 pm
hamptonstyle
hamptonstyle
3 August 2015

Porter Davis Charlton

Porter Davis Charlton
VIC

Haha I'm the one that's been commenting on your photos! I was asking about the kitchen cupboards etc :D

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hamptonstyle
Aug 03, 2015 7:00 pm
hamptonstyle
davo123
davo123
3 August 2015

Building a new home

Building a new home
NSW

We live in a small house, in very poor condition. It is on a sloped block and near bush land (we are BAL-FZ for 1/3 of house and BAL-40 for rest) and we're in Sydney's…

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davo123
Aug 03, 2015 2:23 pm
nestaxu
nestaxu
2 August 2015

Pre-Build - Amalfi 632 Mainvue Homes

Pre-Build - Amalfi 632 Mainvue Homes
VIC

Hi nestaxu, I've been meaning to post again as we've decided not to build with Maivue now. We felt like their standard inclusions were…

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nestaxu
Aug 02, 2015 11:51 am
bashworth
bashworth
2 August 2015

Do I need to wait for land to "settle" after demolition?

Do I need to wait for land to "settle" after demolition?
VIC

It depends on what type of soil you are building on. If you are building on clay the soil under the house will be drier than elsewhere. With a different floor plan the…

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bashworth
Aug 02, 2015 9:59 am
bashworth
averagepunter
averagepunter
2 August 2015

How long to wait after demolition to put down slab.

How long to wait after demolition to put down slab.
VIC

Hi All, Would anyone please be able to advise me, whether I need to let the land "settle" (For a month or so?) after demolition of old property (On stumps)? The new…

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averagepunter
Aug 02, 2015 9:01 am
Barnacles279
Barnacles279
1 August 2015

Ichijo Homes??

Ichijo Homes??
NSW

Anyone building with Ichijo homes? I tried to visit their display home at homeworld south but it's closed even on weekend?? Are they still building houses or not? anyone knows?

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164
Barnacles279
Aug 01, 2015 8:45 pm
Barnacles279
d@n
d@n
1 August 2015

New home visuals facade website

New home visuals facade website
VIC
1, 2

Which pics are you referring to? Some clients choose the same…

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d@n
Aug 01, 2015 7:40 pm
Ksandhu
Ksandhu
1 August 2015

Building merricks with metricon Vic

Building merricks with metricon Vic
VIC

Any one building merricks with metricon in Vic can share the experience ...

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Ksandhu
Aug 01, 2015 1:30 pm
knigor
knigor
1 August 2015

Building with Casaview Home

Building with Casaview Home
NSW

Hi guys, Since it's been a long since your last post, I was wondering how did you go with Casaview homes? I'm considering going into a tender with them. Thanks.

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knigor
Aug 01, 2015 11:05 am


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