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AKB
AKB
15 November 2015

Hamptons style display homes/builders in NSW

Hamptons style display homes/builders in NSW
NSW

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=63370&hilit=Hamptons&start=640 I can't remember who these guys built with but they built a stunning Hamptons style house over east

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AKB
Nov 15, 2015 12:03 am
AKB
aalad
aalad
14 November 2015

Aurora Estate - Alex Avenue - Schofields

Aurora Estate - Alex Avenue - Schofields
NSW
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Hi Donna, Thanks for keeping us updated. Today we had a quick look at the estate. It is coming up very well. Ours will be a hiebel house. Not sure how it going look…

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aalad
Nov 14, 2015 10:38 pm
bashworth
bashworth
14 November 2015

Recommendations for window tinting please!

Recommendations for window tinting please!
WA

Which direction are the windows facing? if they are facing north a small pergola can give shade without any tinting (see http://anewhouse.com.au/2012/01/shading ...…

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bashworth
Nov 14, 2015 8:48 pm
bashworth
natlyn
natlyn
14 November 2015

Need advice on kitchen-laundry plan

Need advice on kitchen-laundry plan
WA

We have the same door in 720 on our laundry and WIP and it's fine I don't notice the difference between a 720 or 820 http://houseoflexia.blogspot.com.au/

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natlyn
Nov 14, 2015 6:27 pm
natlyn
Decka
Decka
14 November 2015

Cabling

Cabling
NSW

I couldn't so had conduits and blank plates installed instead, I'll get the cables run later.

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Decka
Nov 14, 2015 2:48 pm
Decka
AJW
AJW
14 November 2015

Kitchen bulkhead issue.

Kitchen bulkhead issue.
NSW

My house will unfortunately have the cabinets to 2250mm with bulkhead over on a 2700 ceiling :( That's all they can do apparently. I hope it…

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AJW
Nov 14, 2015 2:07 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
14 November 2015

Frustrations with Porter Davis

Frustrations with Porter Davis
VIC

It all sounds very bad on their part, I was most shocked about the three different site supervisors and not even knowing you had a new…

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Leksie5000
Nov 14, 2015 8:10 am
Jin
Jin
13 November 2015

Footing/soil question

Footing/soil question
SA
1, 2

Got planning approval but yet to get all documents for development approval. *sigh* taking forever...

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Jin
Nov 13, 2015 11:07 pm
Simmofwoosh
Simmofwoosh
13 November 2015

Our Build - Gold Style Homes

Our Build - Gold Style Homes
WA
1, 2

Interested to hear more about anyone's experience with Gold Style. Are their prices competitive/sq metre etc? What sort of inclusions do they have, and were pre-start…

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Simmofwoosh
Nov 13, 2015 6:03 pm
Pink86
Pink86
13 November 2015

Building new Oracle home in Queensland

Building new Oracle home in Queensland
QLD
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I finally started my own thread. Happy to have you follow my journey. We are still in council. Hopefull not much longer now. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=80626&hilit=oracle

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Pink86
Nov 13, 2015 11:09 am
goody59
goody59
13 November 2015

Eaves plaster board and cornice board got wet with heavyrain

Eaves plaster board and cornice board got wet with heavyrain

The fibro eave linings will be ok. I would be asking that the cornice be replaced before installation as I would be concerned about mould being an issue. It is damaged as…

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goody59
Nov 13, 2015 10:40 am
goody59
SJ_house13
SJ_house13
13 November 2015

Building inspector in Melbourne's West

Building inspector in Melbourne's West
VIC

Thanks! Our First Build /viewtopic.php?t=79716

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SJ_house13
Nov 13, 2015 9:31 am
Lewiston2015
Lewiston2015
12 November 2015

Pgh archipelago - anyone used this Brick?

Pgh archipelago - anyone used this Brick?
SA

They are a nice brick, I remember we had them on our list but decided to go with cobblestone. I found PGH's website a great help when deciding as with some of the bricks…

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Lewiston2015
Nov 12, 2015 10:19 pm
TomCat
TomCat
12 November 2015

Handover approaching - any tips

Handover approaching - any tips
NSW

Ooh good timing for this Q to come up ... I just counted five weeks for me :P Glad Bashworth posted that link - Im off to download that bargain guide on that site somewhere. TICK!

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TomCat
Nov 12, 2015 9:54 pm
TomCat
sendtokartik
sendtokartik
12 November 2015

Your Feedback on Roselea Builder

Your Feedback on Roselea Builder
NSW

We are half way through our build with roselea homes. On the positives, they are flexible with variations and changes right through the process as compared to project…

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sendtokartik
Nov 12, 2015 1:18 pm
MannyD
MannyD
12 November 2015

Tinting: Zero visibility from the outside at night

Tinting: Zero visibility from the outside at night
WA
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I thought companies who did tinting and the like made some sort of translucent film nowadays for situations like…

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MannyD
Nov 12, 2015 1:10 pm
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LazzaKylie
Nov 12, 2015 12:22 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
12 November 2015

Cost per sq metre and designer costs

Cost per sq metre and designer costs
WA

Cost per square metre can mean pretty much anything, so you need to the context of the estimate. Typically I wouldn't expect a builder to factor in demolition costs or…

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oneJohn
Nov 12, 2015 10:16 am
oneJohn
Aveley22
Aveley22
11 November 2015

Help please! No power to estate

Help please! No power to estate
WA

Hi there I'm Currently building in Aveley, The Vale estate, and have been informed by the builder that there is no power to the green domes so they have had to get a…

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Aveley22
Nov 11, 2015 5:31 pm
Aveley22
Kadyno
Kadyno
11 November 2015

Building a MDJ Lyndhurst

Building a MDJ Lyndhurst
NSW

We have just signed up with MDJ and are building a Lyndhurst. Just wondering if anyone has already built one as I would LOVE to have a little look PLEASE. We live in…

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Kadyno
Nov 11, 2015 4:45 am
Buddy7
Buddy7
10 November 2015

Sarah Homes

Sarah Homes

also to spanners, i built on the murray bridge side of the mt barker district and was not charged $7000 for delivery of materials. the final price on contract, once finals…

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Buddy7
Nov 10, 2015 6:30 pm
johnbrownsniece
johnbrownsniece
10 November 2015

Progress payments schedule

Progress payments schedule
WA

Hi guys Is anyone willing to share what their progress payment schedule is for a new house (big project builder) in Western Australia? Cheers

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johnbrownsniece
Nov 10, 2015 2:09 pm
Kelgofast
Kelgofast
10 November 2015

Plumbing in the wrong spot in our slab help!

Plumbing in the wrong spot in our slab help!
NSW
1, 2

Hi all, we have a pipe under the concrete to allow water and electrical access to the island bench in our kitchen. After the cabinet maker did his measure up he noticed…

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Kelgofast
Nov 10, 2015 1:57 pm
Kelgofast
TaraDog
TaraDog
10 November 2015

No more renos! Time to build a Washington 29 Wisdom Home

No more renos! Time to build a Washington 29 Wisdom Home
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi Jazz_J. Not sure if you're still on this thread - Love the look of your home using the Blackheath bricks. We were thinking of using Blackheath as well, but have seen…

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TaraDog
Nov 10, 2015 1:26 pm
TaraDog
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lazandjohn
Nov 09, 2015 7:59 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
9 November 2015

Building our first home in Pakenham Victoria

Building our first home in Pakenham Victoria
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Oh, are you doing solar panels through your builder? Is it expensive? What sort of aircon have you gone with? Anything else going on?

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aloenyx
Nov 09, 2015 7:15 pm
aloenyx
wesky
wesky
9 November 2015

Water pooling around new Slab

Water pooling around new Slab
VIC

Boy have I got pics haha. Cheers.

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wesky
Nov 09, 2015 6:54 pm
shellby
shellby
9 November 2015

Manooka Valley Stormwater

Manooka Valley Stormwater
NSW

We just went to humes with the measurements and brought the riser direct off them. We needed a 600x600x600mm. BTW the measurement is the inside bit where the grate is.…

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shellby
Nov 09, 2015 4:25 pm
shellby
Tribe7
Tribe7
9 November 2015

Building with Plantation Homes Empire Q1

Building with Plantation Homes Empire Q1
QLD

Hi melandjohn, congrats on starting the process. I had a look at the floor plan and its a beautiful home. Great to see another qld 2 story build. Ilaeria would be a good…

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Tribe7
Nov 09, 2015 12:42 am
Tribe7
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
9 November 2015

Clipsal Silc?

Clipsal Silc?
NSW

I hadn't seen this system till now. Interested in pricing too.

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Perth_Euro
Nov 09, 2015 12:38 am
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
9 November 2015

ADCO Electrics, CUSTOM Electrics, ANDREWS ?

ADCO Electrics, CUSTOM Electrics, ANDREWS ?
WA
1, 2

ADCO Black did our prewire. Very happy with the service and quality of work done so far. The electrician was a great bloke and gave me a few tips on some post handover…

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Perth_Euro
Nov 09, 2015 12:21 am
Suezp
Suezp
8 November 2015

Have you settled land in Aus while overseas?

Have you settled land in Aus while overseas?
VIC

Yes. Just signed over to our lawyer. Easier than being here.

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Suezp
Nov 08, 2015 8:57 pm
Fleeb
Fleeb
8 November 2015

Need advice. Water meter installed in the middle of driveway

Need advice. Water meter installed in the middle of driveway
VIC

Does your site plan in your contract have the proposed driveway drawn in? I think the builder should be able to get it fixed for even if its not really. Just jump up and…

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Fleeb
Nov 08, 2015 4:03 pm
stAn3x6
stAn3x6
8 November 2015

Carlisle Indiana 29 or 33

Carlisle Indiana 29 or 33
VIC

Hi. We're building the indiana 29

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stAn3x6
Nov 08, 2015 4:01 pm
Jockey
Jockey
8 November 2015

The Gables Box Hill

The Gables Box Hill
NSW

Hi Jason, I appreciate your comments regarding your reasoning but what I dont understand is why the sales ie , phone girls say there won't be any further land releases for…

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Jockey
Nov 08, 2015 7:33 am
kendo1010
kendo1010
7 November 2015

Recommend Duplex build in Padstow area

Recommend Duplex build in Padstow area
NSW

Hi all, Just joined the site and reading up on all the posts, very informative. Bought my first home 2 years ago in padstow (an old fibro built in the 1960s) and decided…

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kendo1010
Nov 07, 2015 6:08 pm

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PUMBA
Nov 07, 2015 11:33 am
cchelsiee
cchelsiee
6 November 2015

Next Residential Build (2 Storey), Mindarie Perth WA

Next Residential Build (2 Storey), Mindarie Perth WA
WA

Wow what a great block! Those are going to be some serious views! Best of luck for the build - can't wait to see how it turns out! :D

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cchelsiee
Nov 06, 2015 5:58 pm
cchelsiee
nikkis2000
nikkis2000
6 November 2015

Redink Southwest Build - Still Waiting....

Redink Southwest Build - Still Waiting....
WA
1, 2

I suppose the question should be do you like it as it is? if it's not surfmist and it's their mistake you'd think they'd give you the option to keep it and not delay…

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nikkis2000
Nov 06, 2015 3:38 pm
nikkis2000
Arielbj
Arielbj
6 November 2015

Master Builder Contract - building handover late

Master Builder Contract - building handover late
QLD

Our Masterton home are totally delayed. The construction started 10 th Dec 2014. We should have our key buy 23 September with rain delay. Now, we has been told maybe…

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Arielbj
Nov 06, 2015 2:27 pm
janidbest
janidbest
6 November 2015

Dennis family Venetia 29

Dennis family Venetia 29
VIC

@julia1301 it's perfect if you have more east facing because sun travels along from your garage to alfresco across living area.. Sleeping on south west is recommended…

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janidbest
Nov 06, 2015 12:33 pm

Hello H1 friends, I'm a bit surprised it's been a month since my last post here. Oops! I've had more 'fun' with my spring allergies turning into asthma, plus various…

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My circus my monkeys
Nov 06, 2015 12:02 pm

Here is my downlight patch. You can not tell it has been repaired we are extremely fussy and wouldn't accept if you could. That fix is what is reasonable for a builder…

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MrBee
Nov 06, 2015 9:42 am
MrBee
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
6 November 2015

Anyone heard of AVR environmental report when building ?

Anyone heard of AVR environmental report when building ?
NSW

If your agent wants the sale let them do the legwork! It's their contract. Custom knockdown rebuild Newcastle NSW viewtopic.php?t=78271

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Leksie5000
Nov 06, 2015 2:03 am


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