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ruthc88
ruthc88
31 March 2016

Cancelling a building contract

Cancelling a building contract
WA

Thanks for all of that information. I can see that they would have spent $7500 all up. But what they are asking for is an extra $7500 on top of the $5500 we have paid. So…

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ruthc88
Mar 31, 2016 8:54 pm
Craigbrankstone
Craigbrankstone
31 March 2016

McDonald Jones PCI

McDonald Jones PCI
NSW

Hi there, all went well. We had PCI moved to the next day and this ended up being with SS Manager who managed to get just about everything we mentioned in the PCI done…

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Craigbrankstone
Mar 31, 2016 10:49 am
TiVeena
TiVeena
31 March 2016

Emporer Nouveau Q3 - Henley

Emporer Nouveau Q3 - Henley
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Very Very Nice, Truffle looks amazing. Tiveena how much was the upgrade to truffle Bricks? Hi way2funky, it was free for us as we chose the concept…

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TiVeena
Mar 30, 2016 11:17 pm
done
done
30 March 2016

Sanctuary New Homes

Sanctuary New Homes
NSW

http://www.sanctuarynewhomes.com.au/ After some feedback on Sanctuary New Homes (Amanda and Gary Palmer) please. Thanks!

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done
Mar 30, 2016 7:51 pm
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Michelle
Mar 30, 2016 5:02 pm
Michelle
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MrsJM
Mar 30, 2016 4:00 pm
MrsJM
LeelaDee
LeelaDee
30 March 2016

Metricon Contract

Metricon Contract
SA

Thank you Navy. I appreciate your response to my question. :)

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LeelaDee
Mar 30, 2016 1:55 pm
camma18
camma18
30 March 2016

Timber Flooring - Melbourne

Timber Flooring - Melbourne
VIC

To clarify, I ended up purchasing raw 130mm wide Blackbutt in feature grade. So I'm looking for someone that can do install of solid timber onto concrete slab.

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camma18
Mar 30, 2016 12:23 pm
camma18
E563
E563
30 March 2016

Advice on ducted aircon

Advice on ducted aircon
VIC

Builders do have different rules, but as long as your tradespeople have the required insurances, public liability etc, there should be no reason that they can't be covered…

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E563
Mar 30, 2016 9:37 am
RegVic
RegVic
30 March 2016

Media/Theatre room

Media/Theatre room
VIC

Thank you. That's a nice colour. I am planning to go with Haymes Refuge 7 http://www.haymespaint.com.au/explore-c ... ew/30/6134 Has anyone used this colour? Will it…

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RegVic
Mar 30, 2016 9:27 am
RegVic
Wall
Wall
30 March 2016

House facade tiles

House facade tiles

Hi Katherine, A house was designed using Travertine Tiles as the external house facade. St Kilda Football Club and Watersun Homes teamed up to design this charity house…

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Wall
Mar 30, 2016 9:26 am
Wall
scrapbizz
scrapbizz
30 March 2016

Perth: we have SmartHomes on our short list .......

Perth: we have SmartHomes on our short list .......
WA

Many thanks MattandErin - Have had another aquaintance email me to say their build was not smooth, LOTS of staff changes during the course of the build and no handovers…

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scrapbizz
Mar 30, 2016 12:51 am
scrapbizz
lilyzhou
lilyzhou
29 March 2016

Progressive drawdowns not in line with industry standard?

Progressive drawdowns not in line with industry standard?
VIC

I'm in WA, I has borrowed the loan from NAB. I had the same issue at the last minute when waitting for the formal approval. My builder has asked for 75% of funds release…

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lilyzhou
Mar 29, 2016 9:28 pm
lilyzhou
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Garrett_88
Mar 29, 2016 8:53 pm
Pink86
Pink86
29 March 2016

Best floor colours with kids??

Best floor colours with kids??
NSW

We went with the top one. I wanted a white benchtop & hubby wanted dark carpet. It was THE hardest decision ever to pick from a board already made up.

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Pink86
Mar 29, 2016 8:18 pm
FHB99
FHB99
29 March 2016

Rain Water Tanks in Tulliallan Estate

Rain Water Tanks in Tulliallan Estate
VIC

Hello , Has any one installed Rainwater Tank in Tulliallan Estate ,as per Council Requirements Thanks, FBH :th:

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FHB99
Mar 29, 2016 7:49 pm
Danshajen
Danshajen
29 March 2016

Soil type in stage 9 willowdale

Soil type in stage 9 willowdale
NSW

Thanks Gunna, Where abouts in Willowdale is your lot located? I'm in stage 9c. Im trying to read/understands whats in the tender.

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Danshajen
Mar 29, 2016 7:42 pm
Ro_14
Ro_14
29 March 2016

Redink Midwest First Time Builders - LOCK UP

Redink Midwest First Time Builders - LOCK UP
WA
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Sounds great! Can't wait to see the pics.

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Ro_14
Mar 29, 2016 5:18 pm
Moggi
Moggi
29 March 2016

Is anyone else building in Alkimos?

Is anyone else building in Alkimos?
WA

We are building in Shorehaven in Alkimos as well. We are in the Rise and got a great block. The build has already started and we are at plate height and had the swimming…

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Moggi
Mar 29, 2016 5:08 pm
Moggi
Ro_14
Ro_14
29 March 2016

Keys During Build

Keys During Build
VIC

Builders cannot issue keys due to insurance liability issues. We took building inspector with us during PCI and he helped us to find issues. You can visit the site during…

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Ro_14
Mar 29, 2016 2:41 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
29 March 2016

Environmentally Sustainable Building

Environmentally Sustainable Building
WA

Haven't considered any particular builder so far. But looking rural setting, modular or pavilion style build, maybe set into hillside, off grid capable etc. Have to find…

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Beazley77
Mar 29, 2016 1:57 pm
Beazley77
jcplots
jcplots
29 March 2016

New home Custom build Sydney - We are in..Photos updated

New home Custom build Sydney - We are in..Photos updated
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi Seema, thanks very much for sharing the information. Cheers, Tanveer

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jcplots
Mar 29, 2016 9:29 am
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bluesteel
Mar 28, 2016 7:34 pm
bluesteel
Ellick
Ellick
28 March 2016

Right to item refund?

Right to item refund?

Sorry Building-Expert, by bias I was referring to myself and not you - I have developed a bit of a bias view of some of the trades used in the construction of my house. …

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Ellick
Mar 28, 2016 9:42 am
riverrock
riverrock
28 March 2016

Advice on pool size and placement please

Advice on pool size and placement please
VIC

You still have a decent size area to put a pool despite the sewer line. Teenagers, unlike young children, need a bigger pool. Children wants a splash and that it. So I…

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riverrock
Mar 28, 2016 1:48 am
tonik25
tonik25
27 March 2016

Building with Adenbrook Homes {sydney}

Building with Adenbrook Homes {sydney}
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi I was just wondering how your house ended up, is it finished now. We are building the Hadley with a Benson facade and would love to see a real life Hadley rather than…

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tonik25
Mar 27, 2016 11:30 am
Rickardo05
Rickardo05
27 March 2016

Building Bermuda 23 with Porter Davis

Building Bermuda 23 with Porter Davis
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Just posting to see how everyone is going with their builds?

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Rickardo05
Mar 27, 2016 10:10 am
Rickardo05
Melsie68
Melsie68
26 March 2016

Melsie 68

Melsie 68
WA
1 ... 87, 88, 89

I didn't seal mine . They are cream as well . Nearly been here for two years the grout is getting dirty but I do have a tribe of kids . I did seal my bathroom through…

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Melsie68
Mar 26, 2016 9:44 pm
Kemdie22
Kemdie22
25 March 2016

Our Daydream 30 Build - Camden NSW

Our Daydream 30 Build - Camden NSW
NSW

Hi! Posting to follow your build. We are building the daydream 28. We start on Tuesday. It is quite slow getting through head office. I too was over it big time and I was…

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Kemdie22
Mar 25, 2016 8:52 pm
MJT
MJT
25 March 2016

Hi everyone

Hi everyone
NSW

Hi and welcome. Lot 528 of where ? Good luck with your build

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MJT
Mar 25, 2016 3:37 pm
boma91
boma91
25 March 2016

Lightings after HO

Lightings after HO
NSW

Correct, The better planning done during the building stage's, the cheaper the Electrician will complete the work. It will always be cheaper to to swap over fittings as…

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boma91
Mar 25, 2016 3:29 pm
jelbell55
jelbell55
25 March 2016

Dales in Dawesville

Dales in Dawesville
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Glad PCI went well for you! How exciting to have keys soon! :)

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jelbell55
Mar 25, 2016 1:09 pm
Old Bloke
Old Bloke
25 March 2016

Knock Down & Rebuild - Melbourne Eastern suburb

Knock Down & Rebuild - Melbourne Eastern suburb
VIC
1, 2

I have recently used Gravity Demolition and highly recommend them.

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Old Bloke
Mar 25, 2016 12:33 pm
FireFox
FireFox
25 March 2016

Terminated builder at lock up.....need advice

Terminated builder at lock up.....need advice
VIC

digging up an old post here, we are in a very similar situation and i wanted to know how you resolved it in the end? the whole process so far as shocked me that this can…

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FireFox
Mar 25, 2016 11:24 am
FireFox
lisacottrell
lisacottrell
24 March 2016

New Gen Homes-Honeywood, Wand-Keys 26/2

New Gen Homes-Honeywood, Wand-Keys 26/2
WA
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Thanks everyone :) Thanks jelbell will be in contact with them :) We did the main flooring ourselves with help from my partners friend for the first 2 days, then took us…

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lisacottrell
Mar 24, 2016 10:45 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
24 March 2016

Plan/Design Related - Suggestion/Review/Feedback!

Plan/Design Related - Suggestion/Review/Feedback!
NSW
1, 2

Consider resale value - you have no bath tub, and being a family sized home the next buyer will likely want and need a bath tub. They'll cross your place off the list…

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cat_dunc
Mar 24, 2016 9:29 pm
cat_dunc
nikkis2000
nikkis2000
24 March 2016

1st build Redink, Lwr Chittering. Post handover update

1st build Redink, Lwr Chittering. Post handover update
WA
1 ... 59, 60, 61

Hiya - Long time no speak! The driveway isn't looking so lovely after the rains last week. We REALLY need to get it done properly before winter gets here for…

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nikkis2000
Mar 24, 2016 10:25 am
nikkis2000
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
23 March 2016

Stuck on render choice

Stuck on render choice
NSW

Oh yeah, black background! I used the wrong picture!

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HomeAngels
Mar 23, 2016 6:52 pm
HomeAngels
wadedewilde
wadedewilde
23 March 2016

Walk in Pantry

Walk in Pantry
NSW

Which house design is this and from which builder?

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wadedewilde
Mar 23, 2016 6:41 pm
kyliebsmith
kyliebsmith
23 March 2016

Confused - Simonds or GJ Gardner

Confused - Simonds or GJ Gardner
VIC
1, 2

The builder is basically a project manager. They contract every trade out. The house is only as good as the trades but also their communication skills. At the end of the…

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kyliebsmith
Mar 23, 2016 6:24 pm
Aussie141414
Aussie141414
23 March 2016

Home Theatre Design - Help Please!

Home Theatre Design - Help Please!
VIC

Option C. Think it is a bit of overkill with the 11 speaker setup in a room that size. But each to his own.

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Aussie141414
Mar 23, 2016 9:36 am
Gunna
Gunna
22 March 2016

P Class Slab Cost

P Class Slab Cost
VIC

Is it in a new development? If you can get a compaction certificate from the developer it might raise the soil classification up. Based on the soil test they have to…

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Gunna
Mar 22, 2016 4:35 pm
AJW
AJW
22 March 2016

External Colour Help

External Colour Help
SA
1, 2

Thanks AJW, your house looks great! In that case, are you happy with the Wallaby or would you have chosen something else? Do you find the bricks make the house extra…

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AJW
Mar 22, 2016 12:58 pm
Dim_R
Dim_R
22 March 2016

Fairmont Homes Build - SA (Modified Sicily) [Benchtops]

Fairmont Homes Build - SA (Modified Sicily) [Benchtops]
SA
1, 2

I'm looking at building the Sicily and extending the living area. I was wondering if you could tell me, with all your extra feaatures how much you ended up paying for your…

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Dim_R
Mar 22, 2016 11:51 am

Do you have any photos at all? We haven't started the build yet (next week) but have chosen Dune windows with Ironstone roof and it's the one decision I've been…

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HomeAngels
Mar 22, 2016 5:07 am
HomeAngels
GSP07R
GSP07R
21 March 2016

Focus homes

Focus homes
NSW

i can second that. i am now at fair trading due to the work they done.

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GSP07R
Mar 21, 2016 9:56 pm

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