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Saint Mike
Saint Mike
21 February 2016

Smart Wiring, Foxtel, Internet, Security Etc in New Estates

Smart Wiring, Foxtel, Internet, Security Etc in New Estates
VIC

We have Telstra Velocity - smart wire - fibre optic. We get all the FTAs (all) through our Fox Box - great for taping. If you intend getting Fox in a few rooms then…

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Saint Mike
Feb 21, 2016 8:59 am
Saint Mike
lokster
lokster
20 February 2016

BUILDING WITH LP WARREN HOMES

BUILDING WITH LP WARREN HOMES

Same we are considering LP Warren if anyone has feedback, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you kindly.

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lokster
Feb 20, 2016 8:35 pm
lokster
lokster
20 February 2016

Diamond Creek Vic

Diamond Creek Vic
VIC

Yes we do, I'll follow your advice. Did you end up building in DC? Who did you go with?

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lokster
Feb 20, 2016 8:20 pm
kdolls
kdolls
20 February 2016

Anyone building with Smooth Start in WA?

Anyone building with Smooth Start in WA?
WA

Just helping out a friend. Cant seem to find the package inclusion in the builders website? Kdolls

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kdolls
Feb 20, 2016 6:39 pm
kdolls
Russ_Sibbison
Russ_Sibbison
20 February 2016

Advice required with foundation slab :- C4 footing required?

Advice required with foundation slab :- C4 footing required?
WA

Since moving to WA from QLD I've discovered that this is a common practice over here. The builders have essentially demanded 'A' class soils from the developers due to…

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Russ_Sibbison
Feb 20, 2016 3:07 pm
lish87
lish87
20 February 2016

Our First home, building MainVue Amalfi 530

Our First home, building MainVue Amalfi 530
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hi Kirst, Are you able to please post some more pictures of your bathroom/ensuite? I'm thinking of changing my colours and it's hard to decide without seeing an exact…

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lish87
Feb 20, 2016 9:29 am
lish87
bashworth
bashworth
20 February 2016

Builder to Charge Us for Independent Site Inspections!

Builder to Charge Us for Independent Site Inspections!
VIC

The first stage would be to talk to the HIA The builder can't add clauses into an existing contract once it is signed without negotiating with you I would also be…

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bashworth
Feb 20, 2016 6:43 am
bashworth
ann183
ann183
20 February 2016

Additional excavation charges once build has commenced

Additional excavation charges once build has commenced
NSW

I had that happen to me. Extra $4k to remove heavy roots and rubbles when they started the site work. I suppose it is unforeseen circumstances since they won't know what…

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ann183
Feb 20, 2016 12:41 am
tezzab
tezzab
19 February 2016

Sound Proofing New Home Thoughts?

Sound Proofing New Home Thoughts?
VIC

Yer I dont mind in sharing what I would want to spend, I think anywhere up to about 5K for the room will be good…

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tezzab
Feb 19, 2016 10:27 pm
tezzab
jaslee
jaslee
19 February 2016

House Plan

House Plan
VIC

There is a display home with a similar concept in Armstrong, Mount Duneed. I think it is a Geelong Homes/Hamlan Homes display. It might be worth a trip to get some more ideas.

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jaslee
Feb 19, 2016 10:12 pm
Dani_J
Dani_J
19 February 2016

Finance Question

Finance Question
VIC

Thanks Tracey . Need to also work out if selling current house or keeping as an investment property... If we can afford it!

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Dani_J
Feb 19, 2016 9:25 pm
priya2015
priya2015
19 February 2016

few queries for sorrent 43

few queries for sorrent 43
VIC

Hello everyone, We are building sorrento and our colour appointment is this tuesday on 23 rd feb .I have had a few questions which I wanted to know from you all before i…

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priya2015
Feb 19, 2016 3:45 pm
priya2015
Stewie D
Stewie D
19 February 2016

Mortar in between "red-earth" reconstituted limestone

Mortar in between "red-earth" reconstituted limestone
WA

No, oxide comes as a dry powder. You mix your mortar first, to the right consistency - usually in a concrete mixer then throw a spoonful or whatever amount in until you…

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Stewie D
Feb 19, 2016 2:14 pm
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
19 February 2016

Aus standards for grouting Retified tiles?

Aus standards for grouting Retified tiles?
QLD

Flush grout is a nightmare for home owners in trying to keep grout clean. You will find the grout that is not flush will stay cleaner longer. All tilers are required to…

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Grout Perfect
Feb 19, 2016 12:34 pm
Grout Perfect
starrynightz
starrynightz
19 February 2016

Contract question

Contract question
WA

It sounds like you might need some legal advice unfortunately. :(

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starrynightz
Feb 19, 2016 12:30 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
18 February 2016

Does Lexicon quarter Yellow?

Does Lexicon quarter Yellow?
QLD

Lexicon is a black white cool white too so naturally less prone to yellowing as in warm tones whites Yeah. I didn't want it for this reason.. May…

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Leksie5000
Feb 18, 2016 6:19 pm
watto82
watto82
18 February 2016

Valuations - Ripley, Providence & Ecco

Valuations - Ripley, Providence & Ecco
QLD

I received my valuation from the bank, and it matched the purchase price.

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watto82
Feb 18, 2016 2:01 pm
watto82
leowfkwan
leowfkwan
18 February 2016

Wisdom Homes Monte Carlo 42

Wisdom Homes Monte Carlo 42
NSW

Yes, we are reviewing the tender of MC42

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leowfkwan
Feb 18, 2016 1:50 pm
sleeprequired
sleeprequired
18 February 2016

Subdivide & New build 150-170k Budget in Frankston North

Subdivide & New build 150-170k Budget in Frankston North
VIC

Fantastic I'll take a look. I wonder if they do the whole process as well. I'll check out user reviews too.

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sleeprequired
Feb 18, 2016 7:13 am
twylamc
twylamc
17 February 2016

Living in a Shed During Construction?

Living in a Shed During Construction?
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

That's good then. I guess it is only an issue if it becomes a permanent home (ie becomes a cheap house) or if use as a temporary living space, has substandard conditions.

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twylamc
Feb 17, 2016 9:42 pm
twylamc
Petad
Petad
17 February 2016

demolition company recommendations - perth NOR

demolition company recommendations - perth NOR
WA

We used statewide not sure if they have been bought out by brajkovich though. we had asbestos they took it away at an extra cost, both companies were recommended to me &…

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Petad
Feb 17, 2016 6:25 pm
Petad
Kelgofast
Kelgofast
17 February 2016

House Insurance

House Insurance
NSW

Suncorp do online quote's, only takes about 2 minutes. It does however, over estimate the house's value so best bet is too call them to get a better quote.

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Kelgofast
Feb 17, 2016 4:14 pm
Kelgofast
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Jozh
Feb 17, 2016 2:39 pm
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
17 February 2016

Shale grey Colorbond roof with white house??

Shale grey Colorbond roof with white house??
WA

Anyone else have a shale grey roof with a white house? If so, are you happy with the look, and can you post pics? Thanks!

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lazandjohn
Feb 17, 2016 2:28 pm
JaneW
JaneW
17 February 2016

Building Our first home - Monaco Lux Q2

Building Our first home - Monaco Lux Q2
VIC

Hey! We are building the same home! Love the layout of the Monaco look forward to sharing the journey and seeing the process! Good luck! My build

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JaneW
Feb 17, 2016 1:14 pm
JaneW
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 February 2016

Anyone having bushfire rating (BAL) assessed ?

Anyone having bushfire rating (BAL) assessed ?
WA
1, 2

Here is an excellent article by kylie40 on BAL for more info... She is in NSW but I'm sure other states would have very similar requirements viewtopic.php?f=31&t=79023 Stewie

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Stewie D
Feb 17, 2016 11:12 am
KLB
KLB
17 February 2016

Site cut and need for retaining wall?

Site cut and need for retaining wall?
TAS

I would say you would need one to control run off particularly.

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KLB
Feb 17, 2016 10:51 am
KLB
PVBuild
PVBuild
17 February 2016

How to get value for money using an Architect?

How to get value for money using an Architect?
NSW

Sorry Iwannahouse, we're based in Melbourne. Stewie, I want the builder to project manage the whole process. We should be ok with all the council stuff, have built to all…

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PVBuild
Feb 17, 2016 8:11 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 February 2016

flame zone build nsw

flame zone build nsw
NSW

Here is an excellent article by kylie40 on BAL for more info... viewtopic.php?f=31&t=79023 Stewie

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Stewie D
Feb 17, 2016 7:51 am
jpmontoya
jpmontoya
17 February 2016

Summit Build - Variation on the Geisha

Summit Build - Variation on the Geisha
WA

Hey bushie Just wondering how is your build coming along?

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jpmontoya
Feb 17, 2016 12:34 am
jpmontoya
mh91
mh91
16 February 2016

Three Story Homes builder - Melbourne

Three Story Homes builder - Melbourne
VIC

Thanks guys will do this tomorrow.. just gathering ideas for now. Need to cover all aspects before anything

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mh91
Feb 16, 2016 10:23 pm
bashworth
bashworth
16 February 2016

Brick surface - concave better?

Brick surface - concave better?
VIC

Concave bricks are a new one on me! Are you sure they are not talking about the mortar joints (see http://anewhouse.com.au/2013/06/brickwo ... ar-joints/)

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bashworth
Feb 16, 2016 8:06 pm
bashworth
kyliebsmith
kyliebsmith
16 February 2016

How long till settlement

How long till settlement
VIC

It would depend on what needs fixing before you move in

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kyliebsmith
Feb 16, 2016 7:05 pm
starrynightz
starrynightz
16 February 2016

Feedback on custom design home

Feedback on custom design home
WA

I know how much work goes into these, so many decisions! Your plan has so many great features but I think you really need to start by looking at your orientation and…

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starrynightz
Feb 16, 2016 1:02 pm
Presidente
Presidente
16 February 2016

Anyone built with Switch homes??

Anyone built with Switch homes??
WA

Oh my goodness this sounds exactly like our experience. Nice to know it's not just us but seems it's obviously a systemic issue and poor management. :(

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Presidente
Feb 16, 2016 12:47 pm
Presidente
Dan122
Dan122
16 February 2016

After giving initial deposit to builder

After giving initial deposit to builder
VIC

Start til ready for council for us was 6 weeks. But we used a none major builder.

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Dan122
Feb 16, 2016 11:34 am
RegVic
RegVic
16 February 2016

Minimum inclusions

Minimum inclusions
VIC

Thank you.

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RegVic
Feb 16, 2016 8:54 am
RegVic
rose gold
rose gold
15 February 2016

esperence homes

esperence homes
VIC

Hi, type Esperence in the search bar and all posts relating to it will come up :-)

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rose gold
Feb 15, 2016 5:25 pm
heatherkam
heatherkam
15 February 2016

First build in SA Woodville West - with Fairmont Homes

First build in SA Woodville West - with Fairmont Homes
SA
1, 2

Wow you were pressed for time, thanks for the info I looked up that site, doesn't look like they need soil at the moment, so on with the removal quotes we go lol…

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heatherkam
Feb 15, 2016 3:14 pm
heatherkam
joannek
joannek
15 February 2016

Building new Home_Unnecessary cost to avoid

Building new Home_Unnecessary cost to avoid
QLD

No to glossy cupboards. If the sun shines through your kitchen it is depressing. The upgrades that actually make a difference to your lifestyle are important. For us,…

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joannek
Feb 15, 2016 2:36 pm
taylalivo
taylalivo
15 February 2016

Ballina Heights or surrounding estates

Ballina Heights or surrounding estates
NSW

Maree has been ok, We were told it would be submitted to council End of October 2015 to be titled we received an email Thursday saying that things are running behind the 8…

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taylalivo
Feb 15, 2016 9:32 am
MrsJM
MrsJM
15 February 2016

Soil test results

Soil test results
VIC

Mine was p m. The 'problem' was simply a weeping bottlebrush tree whose canopy isn't anywhere near the house. There would have been a more comprehensive site report than…

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MrsJM
Feb 15, 2016 6:07 am
MrsJM
Daz_
Daz_
14 February 2016

Aussie Living - Singleton, WA ~ We have KEYS!

Aussie Living - Singleton, WA ~ We have KEYS!
WA
1 ... 43, 44, 45

I was always a little worried that total eden would offer very little and also do a crappy job since it was all been done via a voucher...guess I had good reason to be!…

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Daz_
Feb 14, 2016 7:55 pm
Daz_
jessicana10
jessicana10
14 February 2016

Bowed Walls - fix?

Bowed Walls - fix?
VIC

It looks to us like they have straightened the skirting board and will just full the gaps but we are worried that will crack? We are just guessing though

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jessicana10
Feb 14, 2016 7:03 pm
jessicana10
KKPP
KKPP
14 February 2016

Problem with location of gas meter

Problem with location of gas meter
NSW

Hi All, We're building with a major project home builder. Our internal gas pipes have just been installed and we have noticed that they're planning to install the gas…

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KKPP
Feb 14, 2016 6:50 pm
pummers.fb
pummers.fb
14 February 2016

ICF House

ICF House
NSW

I'm looking for a builder in Sydney to build a single residential house with a basement that is cut into the slope of the land. There is also a secondary garage in the…

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pummers.fb
Feb 14, 2016 3:20 pm
Firstbuild 15
Firstbuild 15
14 February 2016

Cracks in every corner of new build!!!!

Cracks in every corner of new build!!!!
VIC

I purchased when the buid was just about finished so didn't do soil tests. I am planning on getting an independent inspection after seeing these cracks though

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Firstbuild 15
Feb 14, 2016 12:32 pm
jaslee
jaslee
14 February 2016

Opinion

Opinion
VIC

Hi newaussiedan, these are some of the inclusions that my partner and I really liked: - BAL 12.5 - Colorbond roof with whirlybird - Double glazed windows (low-e for…

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jaslee
Feb 14, 2016 11:04 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
14 February 2016

How often does your site supervisor visit your site?

How often does your site supervisor visit your site?
QLD

Top SS Excuses 1. I've done this on other jobs? its OK no, need to ask our engineers they wont talk to you? 2. The materials are not available,delivered or the wrong…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 14, 2016 8:05 am
StructuralBIMGuy



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