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bella18
bella18
3 July 2015

First home buyers grant?

First home buyers grant?
NSW

Thanks for your reply Ponzu. We are in NSW it's 750K for new dwellings we receive 15K. It sounds like goes on the price provided in the tender for the build and cost of the land.

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bella18
Jul 03, 2015 8:58 am
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TomCat
Jul 02, 2015 10:04 pm
TomCat
Orpheus
Orpheus
2 July 2015

Dream Metricon Glendale 38 (Sydney)

Dream Metricon Glendale 38 (Sydney)
NSW

Hi all, My partner and I have started the process to build with Metricon and have chosen the awesome Glendale 38! We have paid for the initial deposit for the site…

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Orpheus
Jul 02, 2015 9:31 pm
Orpheus
TomCat
TomCat
2 July 2015

Sealing Garage Floor ? DIY or not?

Sealing Garage Floor ? DIY or not?
WA

Why not just put down garage floor tiles? Done once and if you do have a spill of paint etc just change the tile affected. Sealing/painting just…

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TomCat
Jul 02, 2015 9:18 pm
TomCat
Decka
Decka
2 July 2015

True or False

True or False
VIC

A vast majority of quotes are only valid for a specific time, be it carpet, car, blinds etc etc. It's just the nature of the world that prices go up and rarely down.

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Decka
Jul 02, 2015 9:08 pm
Decka
jessicana10
jessicana10
2 July 2015

Building a Rochford 34M with PD - Developer Requirements

Building a Rochford 34M with PD - Developer Requirements
VIC

You could just move the internal theatre wall into the hall a it and make the hall a bit narrower if you don't want to compromise the width of the room. Depends on how you…

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jessicana10
Jul 02, 2015 5:42 pm
jessicana10
Tanveer
Tanveer
2 July 2015

Building with PD - Questions

Building with PD - Questions
VIC

Thanks u3099569. L stone bench top is a part of the promotion but we aren't interested in 'L' as it makes the kitchen space small.

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Tanveer
Jul 02, 2015 4:33 pm
Gunna
Gunna
2 July 2015

Insurance for owner supplied appliances

Insurance for owner supplied appliances
QLD

They will not insure owner supplied appliances and it is part of the tender letter we signed. They are installing them and even if damaged they dont cover them

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Gunna
Jul 02, 2015 2:59 pm
SamiraC
SamiraC
2 July 2015

Site costs for double storey in Point Cook

Site costs for double storey in Point Cook
VIC

Hi all! I would love to know how much your site costs were, the size of your home (double story please) and what part of point cook. Did you elect to get fixed site…

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SamiraC
Jul 02, 2015 1:37 pm
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defdaz
Jul 02, 2015 12:27 pm
archetto
archetto
2 July 2015

True or False

True or False
VIC

We were told if we didn't sign in a certain month the price would go up, we still weren't ready so we waiting and yes the price did go up, I noticed the other day our…

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archetto
Jul 02, 2015 12:10 pm
archetto

Hi Im just trying to decide whether my cavity sliders should be translucent glass or solid? Does anyone have any advice? I liked the idea of letting light into the WIR…

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tamnic08
Jul 02, 2015 10:14 am
Bonnie21
Bonnie21
2 July 2015

Progress payment query - Rawson Homes

Progress payment query - Rawson Homes
NSW

Agree! Send them an email to explain why you are not sending them the payments. You can also include a photo of your house to show them the things that are missing e.g. kitchen.

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Bonnie21
Jul 02, 2015 1:38 am
ussmc
ussmc
2 July 2015

Arban Homes - anybody currently building with them ?

Arban Homes - anybody currently building with them ?
VIC

If you're still out there 'Peter Rabbit,' - I've Won! The accused didn't even turn up. The court reporter tried to contact him during the hearing and all we heard was the…

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ussmc
Jul 02, 2015 12:36 am
chz
chz
1 July 2015

Floor plan help!

Floor plan help!

Whoa! Looks wider because of the entry. But it is still a 12.6x28.5m house... Flip it vertically to visualise it better.. That kitchen-lounge-library is a loooooong open…

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chz
Jul 01, 2015 10:46 pm
sinurt
sinurt
1 July 2015

First Home Build with Commodore Homes in Honeywood

First Home Build with Commodore Homes in Honeywood
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Our SS is Ray too so its probably the same guy as us as we are just down the road :) We have had to chase him up a…

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sinurt
Jul 01, 2015 10:32 pm
sinurt

Hi pwj81, How did you go with your land? We too bought in state 8b and have now started the planning process. We are going with McDonald jones homes - the Vienna. We have…

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nataliebibina
Jul 01, 2015 10:14 pm
Matt1
Matt1
1 July 2015

Unauthorised usage of water from other tradies

Unauthorised usage of water from other tradies
WA

I didn't care, the poor bastard next door is having enough trouble with his builder. No point crying over a couple of KWh's.

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Matt1
Jul 01, 2015 10:07 pm
Matt1
ang1684
ang1684
1 July 2015

Anyone built with Newstart or oracle homes?

Anyone built with Newstart or oracle homes?
QLD

Hi there :) My partner and I are building on just over an acre at Buccan QLD and current wanting to know people experiences with Newstart and oracle. The 2 houses we are…

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ang1684
Jul 01, 2015 9:35 pm
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ebanster
Jul 01, 2015 9:14 pm
ebanster

We really are on the final stretch, thank god!!! Only things left are external painting, internal painting touch ups, shower screens, fly screens, heating and carpets.…

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Nmcl16
Jul 01, 2015 8:01 pm
Troyfitz
Troyfitz
1 July 2015

Rawson Financial year incentive offer/tender extension

Rawson Financial year incentive offer/tender extension
NSW

I have been told by quite a few people that the offer from Rawson Homes was that if you signed your tender before the end of the FY then you get the lux inclusions free…

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Troyfitz
Jul 01, 2015 4:42 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
1 July 2015

Building house in Providence, Wellard...................

Building house in Providence, Wellard...................
WA
1, 2

What Vetty19 has posted is correct. Its also on the NBN website and on some ISP provider pages.

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Beazley77
Jul 01, 2015 4:08 pm
Beazley77
TomCat
TomCat
1 July 2015

Simonds - Villa Vittoria

Simonds - Villa Vittoria
QLD

Woo two lovely mega Simonds Villa 'Grandes' to watch 8)

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TomCat
Jul 01, 2015 2:50 pm
TomCat
The DA Crew
The DA Crew
1 July 2015

Eden by Dale Alcock in Aveley - Complete

Eden by Dale Alcock in Aveley - Complete
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi @Silvarbullit it looks great. Well done!!

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The DA Crew
Jul 01, 2015 1:21 pm
The DA Crew
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 July 2015

Eaves

Eaves
VIC

I'm surprised if an eaves element is not included as part of your 5 star rating for houses ( if you are in Victoria ). In NSW , shading of your E, N & W windows and doors…

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Stewie D
Jul 01, 2015 8:46 am
Gunna
Gunna
1 July 2015

Hidden Costs

Hidden Costs
WA

Our base price was $203k and we are at around $270k with site costs and extras. It all adds up but we are getting alot of extra stuff. This doesn't include carpet in…

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Gunna
Jul 01, 2015 8:20 am
icywater
icywater
30 June 2015

Self installed soakwells in Perth

Self installed soakwells in Perth
WA

My builder give us an option to get the trader to install the soak well ourselves for $3586. We have to get rid off the excess sand our self or we can go with them for…

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icywater
Jun 30, 2015 10:58 pm
icywater
goody59
goody59
30 June 2015

Anti-Termite treatments?

Anti-Termite treatments?
WA

https://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/toolbox/ ... ge_004.htm This is what I am talking about. Cheap termite protection and it works I am sure just somewhat unsightly but if you…

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goody59
Jun 30, 2015 9:24 pm
goody59
oduen
oduen
30 June 2015

Choosing a builder - Difficulties

Choosing a builder - Difficulties
WA

http://www.armadale.wa.gov.au/crossovers For information about crossovers in the city of Armadale (including council contribution).

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oduen
Jun 30, 2015 8:26 pm
mfga78
mfga78
30 June 2015

Content-Living Yanchep

Content-Living Yanchep
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Overheads are a little more expensive, I did these after handover myself though. You can save money by doing certain things yourself after.

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mfga78
Jun 30, 2015 7:05 pm
LarryEadson
LarryEadson
30 June 2015

HELP!!! Exterior Colours

HELP!!! Exterior Colours
WA

The beauty of architectural elements are the ability to use character, details, texture and colors to showcase an era of your home that is unique to your home and…

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LarryEadson
Jun 30, 2015 4:47 pm
me786
me786
30 June 2015

Who is the best builder? RossNorth, National Homes or Summit

Who is the best builder? RossNorth, National Homes or Summit
WA

We are at the same phase as you. National homes is good value for money. But (building) time is money! You need to pay the mortgage. So requires calculation.

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me786
Jun 30, 2015 4:17 pm
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
30 June 2015

Regarding signing up and year end promotions

Regarding signing up and year end promotions
WA

Depends on the builder, some are more flexible with plan changes than others. Generally, once your build starts is when you'll have to start paying fees for variations.

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Ilaeria
Jun 30, 2015 2:26 pm
Ilaeria
Vino0512
Vino0512
29 June 2015

Insurance coverage for Demolition?

Insurance coverage for Demolition?
VIC

Thanks bluesteel. So you were confident your demo crew had sufficient insurance for everything else? The public liability risk with vacant land is a good point. Thanks

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Vino0512
Jun 29, 2015 9:16 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
29 June 2015

Always A Catch

Always A Catch
QLD

Her story for not giving out an inclusions list was that 1: her boss was afraid it would be pased onto opposition companies and 2: Her boss…

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bluesteel
Jun 29, 2015 8:15 pm
bluesteel
bb123
bb123
29 June 2015

Porter davis double the grant promotion

Porter davis double the grant promotion
VIC

Hi there Just wanting to know if anyone has purchased a house and land package with porter davis homes under the double the grant promotion? If so can you tell me where…

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bb123
Jun 29, 2015 7:52 pm
bb123

My builder actually told me to have it prior to…

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MrBee
Jun 29, 2015 6:20 pm
MrBee
Ponzu
Ponzu
29 June 2015

Site works saga

Site works saga
WA

Just an update. Upon further inspection of the contract the flumed vent in the laundry is gone, as is the flumed exhaust fan in the guest…

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Ponzu
Jun 29, 2015 4:14 pm
bella18
bella18
29 June 2015

Independant Inspectors in Sydney NSW

Independant Inspectors in Sydney NSW
NSW

Hi, I was speaking to Allworth builders for a tender quote and when I mentioned if we could have an independant inspector on site he thought my suggestion was ludicious.…

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bella18
Jun 29, 2015 3:08 pm
kellie_87
kellie_87
29 June 2015

Marcia's Home Group Build: Front Garden is Done!

Marcia's Home Group Build: Front Garden is Done!
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Looks great Marcia! I love how your feature wall and letterbox match :)

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kellie_87
Jun 29, 2015 2:36 pm
kellie_87
goody59
goody59
29 June 2015

Protecting your Slab

Protecting your Slab
VIC
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Time for a bump.

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goody59
Jun 29, 2015 12:44 pm
goody59
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
29 June 2015

Concrete Slab

Concrete Slab
NSW

There are many Solutions for suspended slabs...More info required Where are you building, House layout-> Supporting walls,Soil types-> Bearing capacity, Solid…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 29, 2015 9:18 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Navzz
Navzz
29 June 2015

Orchid 2800 with Burbank

Orchid 2800 with Burbank
VIC

Hi Is anyone building Orchid 2800 with Burbank.

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Navzz
Jun 29, 2015 5:39 am
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surtees
Jun 28, 2015 10:23 pm
surtees
ASH Jordan Springs
ASH Jordan Springs
28 June 2015

Bricks

Bricks
TAS

Could you save money and just upgrade the bricks in the facade?

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ASH Jordan Springs
Jun 28, 2015 2:44 pm
ASH Jordan Springs
erinandcraigw
erinandcraigw
28 June 2015

Splendour in the south western suburbs

Splendour in the south western suburbs
NSW

I thought I would share some photos we have used for inspiration for the colouring and style of our home. Please note…

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erinandcraigw
Jun 28, 2015 12:47 pm


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