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bashworth
bashworth
27 July 2015

Build a customise home

Build a customise home
NSW

Your architect should be able to help you source builders.

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bashworth
Jul 27, 2015 7:19 am
bashworth
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
27 July 2015

2 Storey Build Perth, Custom Vs Project

2 Storey Build Perth, Custom Vs Project
WA
1, 2, 3

...... If you have the plan and the front elevation that you like, take that the builder that you think you…

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Leksie5000
Jul 27, 2015 2:12 am
Joker
Joker
26 July 2015

Waffle pod Void height.

Waffle pod Void height.
VIC

Well done on placing importance on this very critical area, just need to get most other new builds to do the same, and we would get far less problems with slab heave.

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Joker
Jul 26, 2015 11:45 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
26 July 2015

Void above living area - help!

Void above living area - help!
QLD

Also bear in mind the heating and cooling issues. It can make it harder to keep the downstairs warm, or the upstairs cool if there's easy airflow between the two.

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oneJohn
Jul 26, 2015 9:01 pm
oneJohn
Jess99
Jess99
26 July 2015

Vogue Homes

Vogue Homes
NSW

Has anyone built with Vogue Homes?

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Jess99
Jul 26, 2015 5:49 pm
kron
kron
26 July 2015

Excess bricks

Excess bricks
WA
1, 2

They never get rid of all of them until later anyways as they still need them for things like the bath

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kron
Jul 26, 2015 2:04 pm
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
26 July 2015

nightsky vs Monument colourbond

nightsky vs Monument colourbond
TAS

Hi, Just wondering if anyone has used Nightsky colourbond for roof and gutters with Monument for fascias, roller door and windows - has anyone gone with the same or close…

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nat_luke1
Jul 26, 2015 12:27 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
26 July 2015

Burbank and other house & land packages - Payment plan

Burbank and other house & land packages - Payment plan
VIC

First read Bashworth's guide.. then his whole website! But basically, this confused me too when I first started. I went bank will lend me $300k roughly, so I need 5%…

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aloenyx
Jul 26, 2015 8:47 am
aloenyx
wood bang
wood bang
26 July 2015

Where do I start

Where do I start
NSW

You need to have $50k saved up first to cash flow your jobs

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wood bang
Jul 26, 2015 8:30 am
wood bang
wood bang
wood bang
26 July 2015

Building inspector Sunshine Coast qld recommendation and Q?

Building inspector Sunshine Coast qld recommendation and Q?
QLD

Google jimsbuildinginspections.com.au and book it in online Yes builder are required to fix up the defects, you can then call out the inspector to reinspect.

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wood bang
Jul 26, 2015 8:24 am
wood bang
Assh
Assh
26 July 2015

Building inspector Sunshine Coast qld recommendation and Q?

Building inspector Sunshine Coast qld recommendation and Q?
QLD

Anyone pleaseee, or people building on a Sunshine Coast doesn't need them - that would be great! We do need an inspector urgently and would prefer to get one on the…

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Assh
Jul 26, 2015 6:51 am
vijaytee1
vijaytee1
25 July 2015

is a quote for a house build price free

is a quote for a house build price free
QLD

50k is including a few extras we wuld like also.. high cielings...ducted air..900m gas stove etc..

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vijaytee1
Jul 25, 2015 8:02 pm
vijaytee1
TomCat
TomCat
24 July 2015

Facade colour selections

Facade colour selections
VIC

Tks. Hope to see others share. It's helpful to see what others do. Any idea what you'll do?

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TomCat
Jul 24, 2015 11:41 pm
TomCat
build again
build again
24 July 2015

Building with Beechwood in the Hunter Valley

Building with Beechwood in the Hunter Valley
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hi, Not sure if you still reply to the blog. but I am really curious if you have put in any expansion joint for your Bamboo floor…

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build again
Jul 24, 2015 9:35 pm
Jin
Jin
24 July 2015

Building in Richmond with Distinctive

Building in Richmond with Distinctive
SA

Hello alsu, any progress on your build?

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Jin
Jul 24, 2015 8:01 pm
deluded
deluded
24 July 2015

ALKIRA Homes

ALKIRA Homes
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

unless you can be on site from the start of the day to the end of the day for the whole build you'll never know whether the SS have organised a certifier to check the…

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deluded
Jul 24, 2015 7:59 pm
Dream_Catchers
Dream_Catchers
24 July 2015

First build in Alkimos, Trinity Estate.

First build in Alkimos, Trinity Estate.
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

How's it all coming along Flicky?? I've posted some updates and pics on my thread too :) Our 'First Home' Build :) viewtopic.php?t=72518

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Dream_Catchers
Jul 24, 2015 12:35 pm
Dream_Catchers
Gunna
Gunna
24 July 2015

Soil Test?

Soil Test?
VIC

I'd do one, for the cost of $400 you can then let the builder know to price based on soil type XYZ. Volume builders will still most likely do their own test as often they…

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Gunna
Jul 24, 2015 11:49 am
jjay009
jjay009
24 July 2015

Share Underground Electricity Pit

Share Underground Electricity Pit
VIC

Hi We are in the process of knocking down and rebuilding our home. Our neighbor did the same few years ago. When…

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jjay009
Jul 24, 2015 6:49 am
surtees
surtees
23 July 2015

Interpreting the land developers report

Interpreting the land developers report
VIC

Hi that sounds interesting. Did you get a controlled(engineered) fill report with your block? We get it with our block, it means the fill has been compacted every 100mm(i…

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surtees
Jul 23, 2015 10:25 pm
surtees
archetto
archetto
23 July 2015

For those with white timber shutters

For those with white timber shutters
VIC

We are having white plantations and have white window frames

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archetto
Jul 23, 2015 6:14 pm
archetto
surtees
surtees
23 July 2015

Online colour design programs

Online colour design programs
VIC

those links are great thank you

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surtees
Jul 23, 2015 12:41 pm
surtees
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Michelle
Jul 22, 2015 8:47 pm
Michelle
FirstTimePDBuilder
FirstTimePDBuilder
22 July 2015

Chadwick 41 Porter Davis

Chadwick 41 Porter Davis
VIC

I know it's a bit late, but just wondering if you ended up building the chadwick, as we are now and we'd love to hear your experiences. Fir

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FirstTimePDBuilder
Jul 22, 2015 7:55 pm
FirstTimePDBuilder
MkIII
MkIII
22 July 2015

Stage 5D - Registration and Proposed Railway Corridor

Stage 5D - Registration and Proposed Railway Corridor
NSW

Hi Guys, I am in Stage 5D and it seems my lot would be affected by this Railway corridor and Oran Park has offered to rescind the land contract for the same amount:)…

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MkIII
Jul 22, 2015 3:34 pm
kiranalluri2011
kiranalluri2011
22 July 2015

Building our first home in North Lakes (Centrale)

Building our first home in North Lakes (Centrale)
QLD

Looking an investment property at North lakes brisbane...any advice..

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kiranalluri2011
Jul 22, 2015 1:28 pm
chloea_
chloea_
22 July 2015

Mainvue or Boutique

Mainvue or Boutique
VIC

Chloea you are right I have decided to build with mainvue and am happy with the prices. What I love about them is the transparency in the…

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chloea_
Jul 22, 2015 12:38 pm
SaberX
SaberX
22 July 2015

First Home - Build w Redink! KEYS!!! Post Handover Updates

First Home - Build w Redink! KEYS!!! Post Handover Updates
WA
1 ... 37, 38, 39

Hi tori, actually came across this thread looking for elevations for my upcoming build.Noticed your elevation was very similar to what I was given as a potential by my…

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SaberX
Jul 22, 2015 2:19 am
Tudu
Tudu
21 July 2015

Knockdown/rebuild Mainvue Amalfi 530

Knockdown/rebuild Mainvue Amalfi 530
VIC

Saint girl, how is your demo coming along?

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Tudu
Jul 21, 2015 9:12 pm
bpratt
bpratt
21 July 2015

Need a vent and DFH I'm not enjoying building with...

Need a vent and DFH I'm not enjoying building with...
VIC

I still can't believe that photo showing the batten fittings with a shade above them. I sure hope you didn't have to pay extra for the shade attached to the batten.

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bpratt
Jul 21, 2015 7:59 pm
BelgianBuilder
BelgianBuilder
21 July 2015

Stolen stackstone

Stolen stackstone
NSW

Theft sucks hey guys :( Nic and shell- after spending all afternoon on the phone it looks like we'll have to wait a few weeks and get home…

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BelgianBuilder
Jul 21, 2015 7:35 pm
drad81
drad81
21 July 2015

What home design with 3 car garages do you have?

What home design with 3 car garages do you have?
NSW

I'm looking into building on my current block. It's a 650sqm flat block with a 15.2m frontage. I'd love to include a basement garage for 3+ cars but can't sell the value…

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drad81
Jul 21, 2015 3:17 pm
RaZr
RaZr
21 July 2015

Home Designs for 12.5m x 30m rectangular plot

Home Designs for 12.5m x 30m rectangular plot
NSW

Hello! Tried finding in the forums but couldn't find a topic on this. If there is, please let me know and I'll close this thread. Am looking at building on a 12.5m x…

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RaZr
Jul 21, 2015 3:03 pm
RaZr
Tribe7
Tribe7
21 July 2015

Warralilly Coast - building a Cohen 28 Metricon

Warralilly Coast - building a Cohen 28 Metricon
VIC

Hi sarahj88, we are also a Metricon build but on the Gold Coast. I have to agree with the lack of info regarding upgrade prices. Our sales consultant showed us how to get…

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Tribe7
Jul 21, 2015 12:35 pm
Tribe7
dellam
dellam
21 July 2015

Lock-up Stage - Bad Smell and Condensation from Drain Pipes

Lock-up Stage - Bad Smell and Condensation from Drain Pipes
VIC

I would recommend you spend a few hundred dollars. To get a building Inspector in that is not related to that company. You'll be very surprised what this person will find…

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dellam
Jul 21, 2015 12:22 am
Denten
Denten
21 July 2015

Changes After Prestart in WA

Changes After Prestart in WA
WA

Should be fine, it can't hurt to ask. Our builder had a VO fee that went from $250 to $750 depending on what stage you made the change. Eg $750 after brickwork... Saying…

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Denten
Jul 21, 2015 12:16 am
kltower4
kltower4
20 July 2015

Burbank Reviews

Burbank Reviews
VIC

Hi all, I'm new to this forum and I'm very impressed with the wealth of information about building a new home. I recently placed a deposit for a land in Berwick at the…

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kltower4
Jul 20, 2015 11:36 pm
pbond48
pbond48
20 July 2015

Re: Help needed - additonal charges on final invoice

Re: Help needed - additonal charges on final invoice
NSW

Thanks for the advice, anyone else on here even had a similar issue?

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pbond48
Jul 20, 2015 10:51 pm

Originally the house called Luxor was $227,000 We spend a lot more $$$ upgrading the house . After a lot and lot and lot of changes we had our "deal acceptance " on…

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dellam
Jul 20, 2015 9:23 pm
kron
kron
20 July 2015

Aussie Living - Origin, Dawesville

Aussie Living - Origin, Dawesville
WA

In the same boat as you guys with Aussie Living but ours are the roof tiles that are delayed. I didn't realize that the color bond was delayed too? Roughly how long have…

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kron
Jul 20, 2015 2:34 pm
Roomeat
Roomeat
20 July 2015

Whats wrong with this facade?

Whats wrong with this facade?
NSW

Good job OneJohn - you know how to work a mouse for both 2D and 3D renders 8) And proved how much nicer pup's bricks look over boring render :D

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Roomeat
Jul 20, 2015 1:24 pm
Roomeat
bpratt
bpratt
19 July 2015

Are you currently/or recently built with Coral Homes

Are you currently/or recently built with Coral Homes
NSW

There's already a Coral Homes topic in here already. Might pay to look it up yourself. :)

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bpratt
Jul 19, 2015 10:42 pm
sezzaroonie
sezzaroonie
19 July 2015

Lancaster 25 in Jackson's View

Lancaster 25 in Jackson's View
VIC

Hi danielriddle, you must be pretty excited about it all! My husband and I have been looking at the same estate, went for a drive around today and there are a few lots we…

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sezzaroonie
Jul 19, 2015 8:21 pm
aadi87
aadi87
19 July 2015

Temporary fencing cost

Temporary fencing cost
VIC

Does any know how much it will cost for a temporary fencing as we are planning to build a home in Armstrong Creek? We are looking for some reasonable price fencing?

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aadi87
Jul 19, 2015 7:50 pm
d@n
d@n
19 July 2015

Render colour selection for facade

Render colour selection for facade
NSW

You've got double img tags in the first post. That's why pic's are not displaying.

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d@n
Jul 19, 2015 7:48 pm

I can't find a decent listing of Solver colours online, so don't know what Kanga is.…

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d@n
Jul 19, 2015 7:43 pm


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