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Wellard2ndTimers
Wellard2ndTimers
19 December 2015

Dale Alcock Stoneleigh demolish and build

Dale Alcock Stoneleigh demolish and build
WA

Good news that you have the slab settling nicely over Christmas and I hope they get started pretty quick in January :)

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Wellard2ndTimers
Dec 19, 2015 2:48 pm
bashworth
bashworth
19 December 2015

Progress Payments and Variation Amt

Progress Payments and Variation Amt
VIC

I can understand the builders concern about high value items. My builder would only install the cook top and oven on handover day. It's not unknown for these items to…

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bashworth
Dec 19, 2015 6:48 am
bashworth
TomCat
TomCat
18 December 2015

who is building at Hillcrest SA 5086?

who is building at Hillcrest SA 5086?
SA

Not Hillcrest but Golden Grove. Soil type: $$$$ aka E-D P ... Footings cost $37k after we spent $12k on earthworks and retaining to level our block nice and flat. We were…

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TomCat
Dec 18, 2015 5:27 pm
TomCat
pmh1999
pmh1999
18 December 2015

Custom Build - Eastern Suburbs Melbourne

Custom Build - Eastern Suburbs Melbourne
VIC

We are really happy with the design, is something a bit different so hopefully it comes together nicely. Colours are a tough one, as long as it all looks good once it's…

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pmh1999
Dec 18, 2015 4:24 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
18 December 2015

Another exterior colour thread...

Another exterior colour thread...
VIC

Yeah they always look so different in real life. I agree with you about the dark roof. We went for surfmist for that reason. Yay! I'll follow your thread. Custom…

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Leksie5000
Dec 18, 2015 2:30 pm
Bjhf
Bjhf
18 December 2015

Builders error in contract what are our rights

Builders error in contract what are our rights
NSW

But what did it actually state in your specs? Does it say "tiles in bathrooms will be to x height"? Or is there nothing at all? If the specs don't say anything about…

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Bjhf
Dec 18, 2015 11:26 am
Bjhf
melissabeard
melissabeard
18 December 2015

Building our 1st home in Cranbourne VIC

Building our 1st home in Cranbourne VIC
VIC

Hi, My partner and I are building Agar 28BP. We have made a few upgrades and were interested to see you mentioned the cavity for the ensuite. We were also thinking about…

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melissabeard
Dec 18, 2015 12:50 am
Buildem
Buildem
17 December 2015

1st time building - Kuringai

1st time building - Kuringai
NSW

Hi everyone. I am in West Pymble. 1st time building and already drowning in all this information. would really appreciate some tips, help, price figures , anything you can…

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Buildem
Dec 17, 2015 7:12 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 December 2015

Roof batting? Sydney North West

Roof batting? Sydney North West
NSW

I wonder if those recommendations include the insulation effect of the plasterboard, as I thought the R2.5 was as high as your could currently get with insulation batts…

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Stewie D
Dec 17, 2015 3:31 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
17 December 2015

Minimum fence height???

Minimum fence height???
QLD

Not sure where you live but in WA it is 1.8m from the tallest side. It can be increased but it requires both sides consent and council approval. Not sure why your…

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AussieMark
Dec 17, 2015 11:02 am
Decka
Decka
17 December 2015

Homebuyers Centre - Wandi WA

Homebuyers Centre - Wandi WA
WA
1, 2

The draws under the pantry are a great idea, I didn't even think about that one

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Decka
Dec 17, 2015 7:25 am
Decka
charles_2016
charles_2016
17 December 2015

TOWER RISE Tarneit,Please neighbors take a seat inside chat

TOWER RISE Tarneit,Please neighbors take a seat inside chat
VIC

I have heard that Stage I and Stage II already settled, hoping the Stage III to be settled smoothly. Welcome, future neighbors to come into this thread to discuss about…

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charles_2016
Dec 17, 2015 5:05 am
Megera
Megera
16 December 2015

moving into new house before final settlement

moving into new house before final settlement
QLD

That sounds super risky and not at all in your best interest.

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Megera
Dec 16, 2015 10:27 pm
Megera
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Room2Breathe
Dec 16, 2015 6:50 pm
Abztronic
Abztronic
16 December 2015

We have broken ground in Port Macquarie

We have broken ground in Port Macquarie
NSW

Oh wow that's amazing! We have raked ceilings through our living area, hallway and entry too. I'm looking forward to your finished product! Will look amazing!!

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Abztronic
Dec 16, 2015 6:35 pm
ssks
ssks
16 December 2015

Anyone building at Bellevue Estate Truganina

Anyone building at Bellevue Estate Truganina
VIC

hello all i am currently building in Bellevue estate Truganina. Our Build is progressing well and we have reached Lock up stage. The builder goes on leave from next week…

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ssks
Dec 16, 2015 4:55 pm

Hello everyone, I new to the forum and was recently recommended by a colleague to participate in this forum so here I am! :) I wish I had joined earlier as that would have…

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Seriola_Hippos
Dec 16, 2015 2:36 pm
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Nyssa+Lachlan
Dec 16, 2015 1:26 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan
Charley
Charley
15 December 2015

Advice on Kitchen layout

Advice on Kitchen layout
WA

Fridge is too far away for a functional kitchen. I think butlers are a personal thing, I am not putting one in. My fridge is going where you have your door to the butlers.

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Charley
Dec 15, 2015 5:22 pm
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andreweverist
Dec 15, 2015 4:36 pm
andreweverist
jessicana10
jessicana10
15 December 2015

Fed up with my builder - now crapping in my toilets

Fed up with my builder - now crapping in my toilets
QLD

Yep we had the same. We even had things like old bbq's and kids plastic toys dumped in our site bin which is now on our nature strip as they didn't take it with the rest…

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jessicana10
Dec 15, 2015 1:07 pm
jessicana10
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
15 December 2015

About to buy land (need some help)

About to buy land (need some help)
VIC

Re West aspect etc - you have room - could you have an outside - covered - area ? Not sure where you live but might be very nice in winter. Even the use of louvres.

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Saint Mike
Dec 15, 2015 7:57 am
Saint Mike
Oldies
Oldies
15 December 2015

Coral Homes Qld brick range

Coral Homes Qld brick range
QLD

Hey folks, Does anyone know if Coral's range of bricks in Qld has changed now that Boral has amalgamated with PGH?

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Oldies
Dec 15, 2015 6:54 am
Beazley77
Beazley77
14 December 2015

window treatment suppliers - Perth

window treatment suppliers - Perth
WA

We used AMT blinds for our whole house and were very happy

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Beazley77
Dec 14, 2015 5:14 pm
Beazley77
Jazza_
Jazza_
13 December 2015

Monte Carlo/Bellevue - HGWA - Lock up

Monte Carlo/Bellevue - HGWA - Lock up
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I had the same 4th of December business. Have done what they are after and no PCI ?

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Jazza_
Dec 13, 2015 10:39 pm
s2dttn
s2dttn
13 December 2015

First home - Adelaide

First home - Adelaide
SA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Turns out it was an SA Power Networks problem. Caused damage to appliances and HWS, etc =(

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s2dttn
Dec 13, 2015 9:31 pm
s2dttn
Decka
Decka
13 December 2015

Quick poll: Height of cold water tap for fridge... OK GO!

Quick poll: Height of cold water tap for fridge... OK GO!
WA

Oh, also if you raise the height of the power point check the length of the cord of the fridge to make sure it will reach, some fridges the cord lenghts won't reach that…

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Decka
Dec 13, 2015 7:09 pm
Decka

My ILs have vinyl and there house is about 12 years old and they still look like the day they moved in. Our new house will have normal doors installed on sliders instead…

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shellby
Dec 12, 2015 7:03 pm
shellby
Razadondon1
Razadondon1
11 December 2015

Building Hotondo Dakota 237

Building Hotondo Dakota 237
NSW

If anyone can tell me how to add pictures that would be great

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Razadondon1
Dec 11, 2015 11:43 pm
Zldstar
Zldstar
11 December 2015

Tips for building with Dechellis

Tips for building with Dechellis
SA

We are building in Adelaide with Dechellis and have just signed contracts, getting ready to launch into the selections process. Does anyone have any tips from their…

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Zldstar
Dec 11, 2015 10:41 pm
Bjhf
Bjhf
11 December 2015

Expansion joints in stairwell - options?

Expansion joints in stairwell - options?
QLD

Just a quick update - Thanks to everyone for your help. We ended up getting a plasterboard expansion joint and it looks fantastic, much better than the skirting/cornice…

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Bjhf
Dec 11, 2015 8:26 pm
Bjhf
jai.m
jai.m
11 December 2015

Driveway location

Driveway location

I applied for permit and did a crossover change (as the council has already laid the driveway). Costed me 3500$. viewtopic.php?t=79845

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jai.m
Dec 11, 2015 7:30 pm
shellby
shellby
11 December 2015

UNDER EVALUATION ×3

UNDER EVALUATION ×3
VIC

I don't think changing brokers, or applying to more lenders are going to help - 3 are all valuing your house as $20,000 less than they think its worth but your paying…

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shellby
Dec 11, 2015 11:05 am
shellby
Mclaren
Mclaren
11 December 2015

Built in SA with Dechellis: landscaping

Built in SA with Dechellis: landscaping
SA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hi, we had Dave from Spot On Paving (http://spotonpaving.com/) ... he did an awesome job. I can't tell you what the laying costs were but all up it was $16k very well…

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Mclaren
Dec 11, 2015 9:44 am
Mclaren
bigniqiu
bigniqiu
11 December 2015

fence options

fence options
VIC

the fence is not tall enough. we have to make it at least 1.8m. and some part of it are very old and totally broken even before we bought the block.

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bigniqiu
Dec 11, 2015 8:51 am
mansawant
mansawant
10 December 2015

Better Built Homes

Better Built Homes
NSW

Are you building with Better…

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mansawant
Dec 10, 2015 9:55 pm
Building4my3tots
Building4my3tots
10 December 2015

Building - Shoalhaven NSW

Building - Shoalhaven NSW
NSW

Check out Abztronic tread Sent from my iPhone using tapatalk viewtopic.php?f=31&t=75739&p=1299716#p1299716

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Building4my3tots
Dec 10, 2015 9:34 pm
Building4my3tots
goody59
goody59
10 December 2015

NCC 2015 plumbing code and cross-connection control.

NCC 2015 plumbing code and cross-connection control.
VIC

OK. I called Yarra Water in Melbourne (My supplier of water for Wollert's Aurora Estate) re this and spoke to the recycled water section guys. I am in a recycled water…

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goody59
Dec 10, 2015 8:59 pm
goody59
imrasm
imrasm
10 December 2015

Pre-Contract for $15k FHOG

Pre-Contract for $15k FHOG
NSW

Haven't heard about it . Who is builder ?

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imrasm
Dec 10, 2015 6:23 pm
Building4my3tots
Building4my3tots
9 December 2015

Alkira Homes "The Sienna" KDR Ryde (NSW) - complete

Alkira Homes "The Sienna" KDR Ryde (NSW) - complete
NSW
1 ... 38, 39, 40

Vanity is 51cm wide by 41cm deep ... bench is about 44cm the back is not easy to clean... better to have the whole thing butted against the wall…

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Building4my3tots
Dec 09, 2015 11:20 pm
Building4my3tots
marijanar19
marijanar19
9 December 2015

Building with Oviya Homes

Building with Oviya Homes
VIC

Hi i was just wondering if you ended up building with them and if you would recommend? Regards

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marijanar19
Dec 09, 2015 3:53 pm
Jul_Kir
Jul_Kir
9 December 2015

Baldivis Site costs - Coastal Conditions

Baldivis Site costs - Coastal Conditions
WA

Hi, Has anyone building in baldivis been charged for coastal conditions in their site costs. We have been charged about $1000 to upgrade tie downs etc to Stainless over…

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Jul_Kir
Dec 09, 2015 11:09 am
Wellard2ndTimers
Wellard2ndTimers
9 December 2015

Anyone Successfully Negotiate With Their Builder

Anyone Successfully Negotiate With Their Builder
QLD

We successfully negotiated a good deal on our home price and inclusions with our builder, but not really a specific item like retaining. Out of interest, what sort of %…

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Wellard2ndTimers
Dec 09, 2015 11:09 am
perthgirl16
perthgirl16
8 December 2015

Perth - Contractual lawyer needed

Perth - Contractual lawyer needed
WA

Hi - things have really, really gone down hill now. Can anyone please recommend a lawyer to deal with a builder and the contract problems??? Building commission -…

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perthgirl16
Dec 08, 2015 8:34 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
8 December 2015

get the builder to do all site excavations or get it done pr

get the builder to do all site excavations or get it done pr
VIC

It couldn't hurt to get a few quotes for your own price of mind. Is a concrete slab going down for the base? Reason I ask is because whilst there is only a 300mm fall,…

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Our Build123
Dec 08, 2015 6:35 pm
Our Build123
bigniqiu
bigniqiu
8 December 2015

penalty after delay

penalty after delay
VIC

hi guys, my builder is late to do the handover due to some building notice(builder's fault, not mine) issued during the construction. There is a penalty rate specified in…

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bigniqiu
Dec 08, 2015 6:24 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan
Nyssa+Lachlan
7 December 2015

Another newie joining

Another newie joining
QLD

Ohh we just moved from Camira! Did you buy the empty block near the big roundabout or the battle axe?? We're building now in Springfield. Put an offer on the fenced block…

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Nyssa+Lachlan
Dec 07, 2015 10:03 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan


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