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Huggy_B
Huggy_B
12 January 2016

36 Weeks build time & liquidated damages $1 per working day

36 Weeks build time & liquidated damages $1 per working day
NSW

Its a bit late now saying the LD's are unreasonably low when you've signed a contract I would have thought?

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Huggy_B
Jan 12, 2016 9:18 pm
Huggy_B
LawntonMan
LawntonMan
12 January 2016

Building in Lawnton, QLD, Plantation Homes

Building in Lawnton, QLD, Plantation Homes
QLD

Thank you for sharing all your feedback and your thoughts and experience. I'll definitely join that group and keep you posted. Cheers

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LawntonMan
Jan 12, 2016 12:26 pm
7th_Cavalry
7th_Cavalry
11 January 2016

Building with Boutique Homes

Building with Boutique Homes
VIC
1, 2

we are building with Boutique homes how's the overall quality rating for the St. Tropez?

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7th_Cavalry
Jan 11, 2016 9:51 pm
7th_Cavalry
Saint Girl
Saint Girl
11 January 2016

Anyone out there building a MainVue Ivory?

Anyone out there building a MainVue Ivory?
VIC

We are building the MainVue Ivory 436. I can find lots of Amalfi fans but only one other Ivory. Anyone else??????

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Saint Girl
Jan 11, 2016 9:37 am
Saint Girl
Stewie D
Stewie D
11 January 2016

Gyprock Shaft Liner Panels for party wall in duplex?

Gyprock Shaft Liner Panels for party wall in duplex?
NSW

People on these forums will give you an opinion not based on hard facts. You are better off downloading a pdf of the product and looking at its fire resistant, thermal and…

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Stewie D
Jan 11, 2016 9:15 am
millyr75
millyr75
10 January 2016

What goes with Evening Haze Colour Bond Roof?

What goes with Evening Haze Colour Bond Roof?
NSW

We thought of painting the render Dune but are concerned that the house will then look too greyish. My husband is from the UK and grey houses remind him of the council…

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millyr75
Jan 10, 2016 10:01 pm
Jack75
Jack75
9 January 2016

Esperance Homes - Melbourne - they don't build in Brunswick

Esperance Homes - Melbourne - they don't build in Brunswick
VIC

Hi all, We live in Brunswick in Melbourne and we're looking to do a Knock Down Rebuild. We went and visited the Esperance Homes display home today in Keysborough…

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Jack75
Jan 09, 2016 6:18 pm
janidbest
janidbest
9 January 2016

Are worth this upgrades on basic home

Are worth this upgrades on basic home
VIC

Thanks for your suggestion @oneJohn.. sorry wasn't really sure how to use the forum here.. took me a while.. waiting to see our house.. just started it is in in slab stage now.

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janidbest
Jan 09, 2016 4:37 pm

Hi Everyone Were building in WA and noticed our ceiling joists that attach to the 31 courses aren't dyna bolted to the wall, it just has bits of pine joined to the…

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durance3
Jan 09, 2016 1:05 pm
surja
surja
9 January 2016

KDR:Coral Daydream 28:SW Sydney - Pendant/blind pics page 39

KDR:Coral Daydream 28:SW Sydney - Pendant/blind pics page 39
NSW
1 ... 38, 39, 40

Hi all please sharing how to monitor progress land settle. Thank you

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surja
Jan 09, 2016 11:30 am
Verdelho5T
Verdelho5T
9 January 2016

Building with beechwood in the Shoalhaven

Building with beechwood in the Shoalhaven
NSW

here is my advice. Go over your tender with fine tooth comb. Query any costs. Query any credits you feel you should be getting back for changes. We followed a lot of the…

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Verdelho5T
Jan 09, 2016 12:23 am
toddzilla
toddzilla
8 January 2016

HELP! Electrical work after handover?

HELP! Electrical work after handover?
NSW

Saturn zen can be installed on plasterboard easily afterwards, however please pay the extra to get a neutral at the switch, for switching options Have you looked at the…

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toddzilla
Jan 08, 2016 8:22 pm
CharlesDaBeast
CharlesDaBeast
8 January 2016

12 Month Maintenance Period

12 Month Maintenance Period
VIC

Hi all In 4 months I'll be going through my 12 month maintenance check and would like any general advice on some of the not so obvious call outs that are easily missed.…

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CharlesDaBeast
Jan 08, 2016 8:07 am
CharlesDaBeast
CharlesDaBeast
8 January 2016

anyone building the aegean from mainvue???

anyone building the aegean from mainvue???
VIC

Sorry for the late reply. I built the Aegean 230 in Williamstown and have been living in it for 6 months. What would you like to know?

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CharlesDaBeast
Jan 08, 2016 7:59 am
Alleypally
Alleypally
7 January 2016

Buiding Inspector - Melbourne

Buiding Inspector - Melbourne
VIC

Hi Danny We are just about to start ours and we are using a company called Darbecca. I've not used them before but have been recommended by a few people on this forum.

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Alleypally
Jan 07, 2016 5:17 pm
Alleypally
jelbell55
jelbell55
7 January 2016

Burns Beach Build with Dale Alcock - We have Walls!!!

Burns Beach Build with Dale Alcock - We have Walls!!!
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

That is great news Herbie! Your build has gone by really fast. Glad there were only minor issues. Hope handover goes well for you :)

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jelbell55
Jan 07, 2016 11:14 am
Mustang30
Mustang30
7 January 2016

Simonds express homes

Simonds express homes
VIC

Hi Anj, Big thumbs up from me. I believe it is value for money. Simonds will start with saying " strictly no changes to the house"... but if you insist on few cosmetic…

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Mustang30
Jan 07, 2016 10:44 am
Joynz
Joynz
7 January 2016

Anyone built with Turnkey Homes in Melbourne?

Anyone built with Turnkey Homes in Melbourne?
VIC

Have you built with Turnkey? How was it? I am considering a knock down rebuild and picked up a brochure for Turnkey Homes. Their pricing includes the site costs in the…

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Joynz
Jan 07, 2016 5:56 am
vonsta76
vonsta76
6 January 2016

And our story begins...

And our story begins...
QLD

Thanks melandjohn! Settlement went as expected luckily (on my birthday, nice present!) Now just waiting on a contract back from head office.

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vonsta76
Jan 06, 2016 10:51 pm
vonsta76
zc12345
zc12345
6 January 2016

How detailed should a Building Contract be ?

How detailed should a Building Contract be ?
QLD

ok thanks. yeah i am in Sydney. a bit too far hahhaa

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zc12345
Jan 06, 2016 10:41 am
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
6 January 2016

Getting build quotes

Getting build quotes
WA

Around $5k is what we've agreed for the drawings/design. I know that's very cheap as quotes I received from a few designers were a percentage of our build cost and…

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lazandjohn
Jan 06, 2016 9:53 am
bigniqiu
bigniqiu
5 January 2016

building new fence (melbourne)

building new fence (melbourne)
VIC

hi guys, Need to ask a fence problem again. According to my approved plan, I need to build a 1.8m high fence. While consuling to fence company, they told me that I need…

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bigniqiu
Jan 05, 2016 5:25 pm
MattandErin
MattandErin
5 January 2016

Thinking of building..

Thinking of building..
VIC

Hi Maisy, Welcome to the Homeone Forums. Have a read through - lot's of other members have contributed heaps of ideas and things, some things may not be practical for…

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MattandErin
Jan 05, 2016 3:26 pm
MattandErin
danbiscuit
danbiscuit
5 January 2016

Anyone building with National Homes or builders under BGC?

Anyone building with National Homes or builders under BGC?
WA

Do you know that perception is BGC? I was one consider Perception but then I found out it BGC, so deal is off.

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danbiscuit
Jan 05, 2016 2:06 pm
danbiscuit
zc12345
zc12345
5 January 2016

Recommend Sydney - Soil Test and Contour Survey Contacts

Recommend Sydney - Soil Test and Contour Survey Contacts
NSW

Hello, Project Home builder vs Custom Builder - Soil Test and Survey Company ? Our family is looking at knock down rebuild and could not decide whether we should go to…

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zc12345
Jan 05, 2016 1:17 pm
Smiley77
Smiley77
5 January 2016

My first build South West WA - Taps, HWS

My first build South West WA - Taps, HWS
WA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Happy New Year to everyone Between Christmas and New Year, the fly screens were installed and they look pretty good. Even though the office is closed there was someone…

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Smiley77
Jan 05, 2016 10:28 am
Smiley77
shellby
shellby
4 January 2016

Who is paying the energy bills?

Who is paying the energy bills?
NSW

My builder gave me a letter with instructions on how to setup my electrical box as you need a ID number for it. They also ask for your electrician details and licence…

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shellby
Jan 04, 2016 9:37 pm
shellby
AdsF
AdsF
4 January 2016

Sliding corner door?

Sliding corner door?
QLD

When you order the doors ensure they have tracks for security doors. That's what I did on mine. Or you can do retractable as above but no security to them.

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AdsF
Jan 04, 2016 9:31 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
4 January 2016

Walk in Vs Built in Wardrobes

Walk in Vs Built in Wardrobes
NSW

I don't think a WIR would increase return on a holiday rental. It comes down to $ really, do you want to spend that money on floor space for wardrobe or spend that money…

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Leksie5000
Jan 04, 2016 7:03 pm
KittyHubbard
KittyHubbard
4 January 2016

Dale Alcock Stoneleight II

Dale Alcock Stoneleight II
WA

No i am not building with them just like the paint colour in this display so was curious as i would like it for my new build :D

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KittyHubbard
Jan 04, 2016 3:54 pm
1rocky
1rocky
4 January 2016

Brick and roof colors - HELP!

Brick and roof colors - HELP!
QLD

hi i have presto hotham and black colorbond roof check out my link

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1rocky
Jan 04, 2016 5:38 am
skaifep
skaifep
3 January 2016

Australian Building Company

Australian Building Company
VIC

Looking to build a 5 bed with downstairs master in Melbourne and found www.australianbuildingcompany.com.au at Aston Craigieburn , Kooyonga 39 house design seems to fit…

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skaifep
Jan 03, 2016 8:11 pm
Orpheus
Orpheus
3 January 2016

Building Metricon Glendale38

Building Metricon Glendale38
NSW
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hi G38! How are you settling in yr new home for the new year? Any house issues or defects? @ Orph build thread: viewtopic.php?t=78328 Dream Metricon Glendale 38 (Sydney)!

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Orpheus
Jan 03, 2016 7:53 pm
Orpheus
Lames
Lames
3 January 2016

New Member - Hello!

New Member - Hello!

Thanks again TomCat - good to know that yours is 350 square metres based on your plans. Ours is probably a little bit bigger than yours (I think the plans are to scale…

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Lames
Jan 03, 2016 11:58 am
Decka
Decka
2 January 2016

New HBC build in Baldivis Parks-front garden + elephants!

New HBC build in Baldivis Parks-front garden + elephants!
WA
1 ... 29, 30, 31

Backyard with the grass looks excellent, what a relief it must be to have no sand.

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Decka
Jan 02, 2016 7:39 pm
Decka
davidnicoll
davidnicoll
1 January 2016

Home office fitout - Who should i contact?

Home office fitout - Who should i contact?
VIC

Priority One Coatings is a customer-oriented company and their main emphasis is on customer satisfaction They did all my office fit-outs and they kept all my vision in…

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davidnicoll
Jan 01, 2016 10:05 pm
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Gilbert106
Jan 01, 2016 4:12 pm
Gilbert106
Gilbert106
Gilbert106
1 January 2016

Looking to build on our current property…Lesmurdie

Looking to build on our current property…Lesmurdie
WA

Hi BronS. How are things going with your build? I hope it is all going well :)

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Gilbert106
Jan 01, 2016 3:18 pm
Gilbert106
Gilbert106
Gilbert106
1 January 2016

Building with Redink Homes

Building with Redink Homes
WA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hi MIMN. I hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas and Happy new year :) I hope things go better for you in 2016, I just had a read through your post.

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Gilbert106
Jan 01, 2016 2:02 pm
Gilbert106
Ashie87
Ashie87
1 January 2016

Need inspiration.. Tile selections.

Need inspiration.. Tile selections.
QLD

Hi everyone. I am needing inspiration on tile selections. Would appreciate if people would post pictures of there living areas to help me out and give me some ideas on how…

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Ashie87
Jan 01, 2016 1:40 pm
yellowsp
yellowsp
31 December 2015

Ventura

Ventura
WA

Our custom design couldn't have gone smoother to to this point. As above, we have finished prestart and making the final couple of changes but could not fault the process so far.

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yellowsp
Dec 31, 2015 4:39 pm
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Joelleg6
Dec 31, 2015 2:38 pm
Joelleg6
defdaz
defdaz
31 December 2015

Our build

Our build
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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defdaz
Dec 31, 2015 11:34 am
sammyR
sammyR
31 December 2015

Newbrook Airds

Newbrook Airds
NSW

Anybody buying land there? Lets get together.

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sammyR
Dec 31, 2015 1:38 am
Toriu
Toriu
31 December 2015

HGWA; Start of Construction Ellenbrook

HGWA; Start of Construction Ellenbrook
WA

Hi Bridey Did you end up going ahead with the Bordeaux and fitting in the 5th bedroom? I'm looking at that plan now and need a 5th bedroom also!

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Toriu
Dec 31, 2015 12:55 am
Valve
Valve
30 December 2015

Programs to use for interior decoration and mock ups!

Programs to use for interior decoration and mock ups!
VIC

The first is one of the most famous, the second and third are really cool too. I'm using the third otherwise.

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Valve
Dec 30, 2015 9:05 pm
Decka
Decka
30 December 2015

Deposits with builders

Deposits with builders
NSW

Yeah I know, seems we put more thought and research into buying a new dishwasher or tv than a house lol.

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Decka
Dec 30, 2015 2:43 pm
Decka
Lou12Z
Lou12Z
29 December 2015

Building with Clarendon NSW - pre build

Building with Clarendon NSW - pre build
NSW

Hi CKD Congratulations on starting your journey to build your dream home. My wife and I are building the Madison 37 too and we are really happy with the standard layout…

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Lou12Z
Dec 29, 2015 10:40 pm

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