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Johnno1224
Sep 25, 2015 9:33 am
Crewie
Crewie
25 September 2015

Love ansa

Love ansa
NSW

Hi building world...just thought I should put my experience out there of building a new home..we started 3 years ago..finding a builder was a…

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Crewie
Sep 25, 2015 7:28 am
GDesai
GDesai
25 September 2015

Anyone else building with Henley in The Heartlands Tarneit?

Anyone else building with Henley in The Heartlands Tarneit?
VIC

Hi Lacasadelsims, We are going built with Henley homes in the Heartlands. Hope you already settled there and would love to hear from you for your building experience.

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GDesai
Sep 25, 2015 2:47 am
GDesai
swfarm
swfarm
24 September 2015

SW Country Build

SW Country Build
WA

Hi All, We are currently in the design stage of our build, we are planning to build on 150 acres just out of Busselton in the SW of WA. We are pretty happy with most of…

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swfarm
Sep 24, 2015 8:12 pm
boysenberry2014
boysenberry2014
24 September 2015

Building Metricon Liberty 42 - site cost

Building Metricon Liberty 42 - site cost
VIC
1, 2, 3

Is that 89k fixed site cost? I am seeing more and more people getting 80k plus site cost. Bizarre isn't it.

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boysenberry2014
Sep 24, 2015 5:47 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
24 September 2015

site classification and site cost- please help!

site classification and site cost- please help!
VIC
1, 2, 3

My site cost from Metricon includes below - - Modified class H concrete waffle slab - $9000 ( provisional sum due to demolition) - Site Cut and…

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Ponzu
Sep 24, 2015 4:20 pm

Thank you for the warm welcome! I went over those threads last night to have a look there's lot of good information. Thankfully i didn't get a retaining wall through…

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blackorchad
Sep 24, 2015 2:19 pm
E563
E563
23 September 2015

Sand Pad - what type of sand?

Sand Pad - what type of sand?
WA

Hi all, I am wondering if there is an earthworker on the forum that might be able to shed some light on this, or anyone else who is in the know. My build will require a…

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E563
Sep 23, 2015 11:16 pm
goody59
goody59
23 September 2015

Plasterboard for alfresco and porch ceiling?

Plasterboard for alfresco and porch ceiling?
VIC

It's a little vague (code) regarding ceilings but my understanding is Cladding for Walls, Eaves linings and gables should comply with…

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goody59
Sep 23, 2015 8:48 pm
goody59
Caraf88
Caraf88
23 September 2015

101 Residential - terrible!

101 Residential - terrible!
WA
1, 2

They are now in their home and trying to forget about all the problems they had along the way. They have a lot of problems that need attention in their maintenance period,…

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Caraf88
Sep 23, 2015 5:00 pm
Caraf88
TashPaul
TashPaul
23 September 2015

Exterior Colours

Exterior Colours
VIC

We are having Monument Windows (and gutters, downpipes and garage door). Dune fascia and concrete look tiles on our front pillars. Anyway, I think as long as the…

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TashPaul
Sep 23, 2015 4:03 pm
TashPaul
psyherin
psyherin
23 September 2015

onlot234: we're in :)

onlot234: we're in :)
VIC
1 ... 38, 39, 40

Everything in the house is just soo perfect... loved your house.

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psyherin
Sep 23, 2015 1:59 pm
psyherin
timp80
timp80
23 September 2015

Whiteman Edge - HBC

Whiteman Edge - HBC
WA
1, 2, 3

hey Lozel, it looks like they've done your windows some time this week, we were out there looking at ours yesterday and saw that yours are done too!

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timp80
Sep 23, 2015 12:18 pm
Corallake
Corallake
23 September 2015

Coral Homes build SW Sydney

Coral Homes build SW Sydney
NSW

Hi all, Have found this forum really helpful with helping us choose a builder, all of you are building such beautiful houses! We are planning on…

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Corallake
Sep 23, 2015 9:09 am
Corallake
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mim_feher
Sep 23, 2015 8:54 am
TashPaul
TashPaul
23 September 2015

I normally Love Christmas but .......

I normally Love Christmas but .......
TAS

Is the 14 weeks they have given you from site works to keys? That is so fast if it is! We are at about 10 weeks now and only up to grey…

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TashPaul
Sep 23, 2015 8:17 am
TashPaul
Hootie
Hootie
23 September 2015

Custom build-Norman Park, Brisbane- Finished pics last page

Custom build-Norman Park, Brisbane- Finished pics last page
QLD
1 ... 9, 10, 11

What an excellent looking house and a fab backyard. Interior looks lovely too, everything seems to fall into the right place your house! :)

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Hootie
Sep 23, 2015 1:21 am
Hootie
spean
spean
21 September 2015

Black floor boards

Black floor boards
VIC

[quote="Henley…

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spean
Sep 21, 2015 10:42 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
21 September 2015

Site works - Can someone please explain?

Site works - Can someone please explain?
WA

But then they also say we are better off getting the rest of the siteworks done externally because chances are they would use the same people…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 21, 2015 10:56 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Zanadar
Zanadar
21 September 2015

Clarendon (QLD) Off Wite Mortar

Clarendon (QLD) Off Wite Mortar
QLD

I think there's a lot of confusion about mortar colours, partly because builders try to dumb it down into "simple" choices, and I think also…

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Zanadar
Sep 21, 2015 8:42 am
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Drew01
Sep 20, 2015 11:49 pm
Drew01
Beazley77
Beazley77
20 September 2015

Building w/ redink - post handover pre move in rush!

Building w/ redink - post handover pre move in rush!
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Your skirting looks great. I find it odd the majority of WA homes don't do skirting. We also went for bevelled and it totally finishes off the wall/floor interface. Looks…

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Beazley77
Sep 20, 2015 11:21 pm
Beazley77
sofia14
sofia14
20 September 2015

Wellard WA Build with Dreamstart Homes [PCI & Handover]

Wellard WA Build with Dreamstart Homes [PCI & Handover]
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

It is just a small column so it doesn't matter. Your friends certainly won't have a hard time finding your house. I like your kitchen. A lot of space and the double doors…

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sofia14
Sep 20, 2015 1:00 pm
TomCat
TomCat
20 September 2015

Will this brickwork crack?

Will this brickwork crack?
SA

:D 8) Excellent ... Thank you, I love your work! The harder you try - the luckier you get So true and so is The more you…

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TomCat
Sep 20, 2015 10:25 am
TomCat
jlc
jlc
20 September 2015

First Build–modified Bayside30 by Stylemaster:After Handover

First Build–modified Bayside30 by Stylemaster:After Handover
QLD
1 ... 9, 10, 11

OMG! Sorry to hear about the trouble jlc. It is always very disappointing.... I've seen that you moved in already, didn't you? Thats even double…

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jlc
Sep 20, 2015 8:18 am
Gypsyhabitat
Gypsyhabitat
19 September 2015

Tiles and laminate - colour matching tips and tricks

Tiles and laminate - colour matching tips and tricks
WA

The staff at Crosby Tiles are really helpful so don't stress too much. We went in with absolutely no idea what we wanted, but once there we started playing with colours…

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Gypsyhabitat
Sep 19, 2015 10:00 pm
Gypsyhabitat
waynesaw
waynesaw
19 September 2015

Site Scrape

Site Scrape
VIC

Agree... They scraped out entire lot even tho the house was only on half of it. Guess it just makes for an easier working surface around the outside of the house

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waynesaw
Sep 19, 2015 5:30 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
19 September 2015

Tiling before cabinets installed?

Tiling before cabinets installed?
NSW

the issue is with permanent cabinetry weight on a tile. No cabinets should be installed on to tiles. Not to mention the fact you would be payign for tiles you dont need.

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rebuilder86
Sep 19, 2015 2:28 pm
sofia14
sofia14
19 September 2015

Hilbert,WA: Ardent by Dreamstart Homes [Awaiting Titles]

Hilbert,WA: Ardent by Dreamstart Homes [Awaiting Titles]
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Sorry to hear! What a downer because of the land delay. You must have lost the deposit too because you had done the prestart. Strange....despite me pushing many times, we…

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sofia14
Sep 19, 2015 11:45 am
peternkye
peternkye
19 September 2015

Anyone building Mcdonald Jones "Havana"

Anyone building Mcdonald Jones "Havana"
NSW

Im keeping the desk its ideal for my kids. Our dilema at the moment is whether to raise the ceiling height or not

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peternkye
Sep 19, 2015 7:21 am
Suezp
Suezp
18 September 2015

Black floor boards

Black floor boards
VIC

I love them but ONLY on natural timber floors not floating floors. And in the right home. It can also polarise buyers.

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Suezp
Sep 18, 2015 9:26 pm
Lily123456
Lily123456
18 September 2015

Building With Kurrajong Homes - Need Advice

Building With Kurrajong Homes - Need Advice
NSW

Oh dear this sounds all too familiar. My in-laws are building with Kurrajong Homes and have had a terrible experience. It's now been two years and…

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Lily123456
Sep 18, 2015 8:44 pm
PEARZ
PEARZ
18 September 2015

occupancy cert

occupancy cert
TAS

Lol we finished our landscaping 9months after moving in haha that would have taken us a long time to get coo if we had to wait for landscape.

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PEARZ
Sep 18, 2015 5:39 pm
PEARZ
Building4my3tots
Building4my3tots
18 September 2015

Medium size builders - building north west sydney

Medium size builders - building north west sydney
NSW

Hello. We are modular home builders on the Central Coast, and providing clients with a solution to create the perfect home. Have you managed to find a builder of choice?…

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Building4my3tots
Sep 18, 2015 3:57 pm
Building4my3tots
MannyD
MannyD
18 September 2015

How can you avoid being ripped off by tradies?

How can you avoid being ripped off by tradies?
NSW

Thanks MickJen– re: google is your friend. Worked for me. I have been researching window tinting for my home for a while and I had pretty much settled on nightsky 20.…

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MannyD
Sep 18, 2015 11:26 am
Ponzu
Ponzu
18 September 2015

Damage Inspection Fee

Damage Inspection Fee
NSW

could be a typo Their fees and charged outlined in this doc - http://www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/Asse ... D186MB.pdf have the fee as $250 in 2014-15. Id ring the council…

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Ponzu
Sep 18, 2015 10:12 am
Boots
Boots
17 September 2015

retaining wall

retaining wall
VIC

I am thinking of using concrete sleepers for a retaining wall but I am concerned about lifting the 80kgs two metres off the ground and lowering them into place. Love to…

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Boots
Sep 17, 2015 10:18 pm
Megera
Megera
17 September 2015

House Numbers

House Numbers
NSW

I figured ours out using land.vic.gov.au as well, then when our land was titled and going to settlement we got a letter with the house number on it.

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Megera
Sep 17, 2015 8:41 pm
Megera
MrsJM
MrsJM
17 September 2015

Deposit refund

Deposit refund
VIC

We signed our contract before we applied for the loan and the builder said they aren't going to lock you in and hold you to the contract if you can't pay lol. Having said…

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MrsJM
Sep 17, 2015 8:41 pm
MrsJM
dw_dixon
dw_dixon
17 September 2015

Building with Jandson Homes in Ropes Crossing

Building with Jandson Homes in Ropes Crossing
NSW

Hi, Some feedback on Jandson FYI. We built with them at Seaforth in Sydney. The upstairs floor was not built properly and is warped. They agreed that it would require a…

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dw_dixon
Sep 17, 2015 3:38 pm
Mads2000
Mads2000
17 September 2015

Building Disaster in WA

Building Disaster in WA
WA

We are not trying to get out of the contract at this point, we are trying to get the defects and damage fixed, you can see the extent of what has happened here

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Mads2000
Sep 17, 2015 1:15 pm
archetto
archetto
17 September 2015

Finance and DIY items post handover

Finance and DIY items post handover
WA
1, 2

Hi SaberX - no not Perth Soakwells, we are using someone Mandurah based. We're thinking about going with a bigger system as it is only $200 more. No idea where they plan…

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archetto
Sep 17, 2015 11:14 am
archetto
1st-timers
1st-timers
17 September 2015

Engineer Costs

Engineer Costs
QLD

Engineering costs are included in your design/building fees The fact that your builder has decided to deal with these up front is…

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1st-timers
Sep 17, 2015 7:45 am
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KLB
Sep 16, 2015 10:22 pm
KLB
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Nyssa+Lachlan
Sep 16, 2015 9:57 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan
firstbuild14
firstbuild14
16 September 2015

Our build with Stylemaster homes

Our build with Stylemaster homes
QLD
1, 2

Hi, Im so sorry i only just found a email notification you had written this. Are you still after some pics? Jess

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firstbuild14
Sep 16, 2015 9:15 pm
fordehouse
fordehouse
16 September 2015

Has anyone designed their own home?

Has anyone designed their own home?
QLD

I also think that building on a slope for $320k in Brisbane is unrealistic unless its a tiny house, my sister is considering knock down rebuild on a slope up from street…

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fordehouse
Sep 16, 2015 8:20 pm
Cameron32
Cameron32
16 September 2015

Building split level on land with 1m slope

Building split level on land with 1m slope
NSW

we have 1.6m cross fall, equally cut and fill 800mm, No spilt level, single story, no extra cost. after handover put retaining wall each side of the house($6000 DIY)

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Cameron32
Sep 16, 2015 7:16 pm
Cameron32
combisg
combisg
16 September 2015

Ozstyle homes Sydney

Ozstyle homes Sydney
NSW

Hi guys, new to this forum and was just wondering if anyone has built with ozstyle homes in Sydney. I am considering using them for our house however can't find any…

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combisg
Sep 16, 2015 3:01 pm


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