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lekkerding
lekkerding
8 August 2015

How to select a builder for a knockdown rebuild?

How to select a builder for a knockdown rebuild?
NSW

Looking for a builder for knockdown rebuild. Looking just at the displayhomes and talking to the salespeople does not tell me for example which contractors are gonna build…

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lekkerding
Aug 08, 2015 9:21 pm
DoubleDeckerBus
DoubleDeckerBus
8 August 2015

Gemmill Galliano in Woburn Park: Lost Interest in Build 6/3

Gemmill Galliano in Woburn Park: Lost Interest in Build 6/3
WA
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Desellars do you have any further update? I'm with Gemmill also and interested to know how the final build finished up.

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DoubleDeckerBus
Aug 08, 2015 8:23 pm
frozenkuku
frozenkuku
8 August 2015

Building with Rivergum Homes - SA

Building with Rivergum Homes - SA
SA

This review is based on my opinion with Rivergum Homes, they are currently building next to my house. They are making all different kind of troubles on my house/my…

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frozenkuku
Aug 08, 2015 7:39 pm
frozenkuku
Wellard2ndTimers
Wellard2ndTimers
8 August 2015

Perth-skirting board recommendations

Perth-skirting board recommendations
WA

Haven't the foggiest what its made of! We're looking at the 140mm colonial profile.

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Wellard2ndTimers
Aug 08, 2015 3:36 pm
kkhun
kkhun
8 August 2015

Somerfield Estate - Keysborough

Somerfield Estate - Keysborough
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi, has anyone in stage 19-22 connected their free-to-air TV using optic cable? I noticed that we don't need to install antenna for the TV in the estate. I called Telstra…

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kkhun
Aug 08, 2015 12:57 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
7 August 2015

bubblynutter's SFive.2 - Moving out!

bubblynutter's SFive.2 - Moving out!
VIC
1 ... 39, 40, 41

It looks great! I actually thought it was rusty metal edging! I like even more that it's a wood product. I will definitely investigate. I want to do a circle of green lawn…

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aloenyx
Aug 07, 2015 6:58 pm
aloenyx
Hardy22
Hardy22
7 August 2015

Building with Redink - Lifestyle 300

Building with Redink - Lifestyle 300
WA
1, 2

So here is the start of a series of posts detailing the issues we have had with Redink Homes and our build process. I have been meaning to post some blogs for over a year…

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Hardy22
Aug 07, 2015 3:05 pm
bashworth
bashworth
7 August 2015

Exhaust Fan or Air Vent in Celing in Garage

Exhaust Fan or Air Vent in Celing in Garage

Not sure what you mean but Exhausting from house into garage. . . No Exhausting from Garage . . .Useful if you are going to be working on a running engine or doing…

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bashworth
Aug 07, 2015 7:45 am
bashworth
EmmaW84
EmmaW84
6 August 2015

Independent Inspector stories?

Independent Inspector stories?
QLD

Absolutely necessary! Worth every penny and small penny at that in terms of overall cost especially with a reputable inspector. Our inspector commented that he could tell…

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EmmaW84
Aug 06, 2015 9:15 pm
me786
me786
6 August 2015

My first build-At Stockland's Calleya Estate

My first build-At Stockland's Calleya Estate
WA
1, 2, 3

How is your build going? We are also building in Calleya just signed PPA.

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me786
Aug 06, 2015 5:45 pm
d.darroch
d.darroch
6 August 2015

Building on Rear Block or Battle Axe Block - Floor Plans

Building on Rear Block or Battle Axe Block - Floor Plans
WA

Orientation is very important. In most Aussie climates you want to let the sun in in winter & keep it out in summer. This is best achieved by having a high proportion of…

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d.darroch
Aug 06, 2015 4:03 pm
Neth04
Neth04
6 August 2015

Mercer Q1 knockdown rebuild

Mercer Q1 knockdown rebuild
VIC

I stuffed up and posted in furnishings so now and I can update in correct area We have now completed colour and finishes consult and…

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Neth04
Aug 06, 2015 1:11 pm
jndbgbuild
jndbgbuild
6 August 2015

Building first home in Banksia Grove

Building first home in Banksia Grove
WA
1, 2

Hi Sammy, my partner and I are also building in Banksia Vrove. We looked at redink but ended up going with ideal homes as we felt they were a better fit for us. Congrats…

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jndbgbuild
Aug 06, 2015 11:52 am
Hopalot
Hopalot
5 August 2015

WA Housing Centre - The Vale, Aveley.

WA Housing Centre - The Vale, Aveley.
WA

Well its been almost a year since I posted this, I wish I was coming here to post good news, but unfortunately that's not the case. Despite a glorious administration phase…

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Hopalot
Aug 05, 2015 11:50 pm
Hopalot
Reakelly
Reakelly
5 August 2015

mulgoa rise

mulgoa rise
NSW
1, 2

Yeah we did great turn out, we got an email and because we live a couple of streets away from our street there was reminder hand outs...anyway they did say they were going…

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Reakelly
Aug 05, 2015 8:42 pm
JKro
JKro
5 August 2015

Developers fence not on boundary line

Developers fence not on boundary line
WA

Precisely! Market it as a 214sqm block if thats what it is! Curious to see what the result will be!

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JKro
Aug 05, 2015 2:22 pm
JKro
Gunna
Gunna
5 August 2015

Custom Build Electrical Plan and NBN ready - help!

Custom Build Electrical Plan and NBN ready - help!
VIC

I always recommenced you wire every room with data points (every bed room + living areas) - wire is faster then WIFI and you can a lot with it in…

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Gunna
Aug 05, 2015 11:18 am
Our Honeywood Build
Our Honeywood Build
5 August 2015

Homestart - Providence - Keys Keys Keys!!

Homestart - Providence - Keys Keys Keys!!
WA
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Hi Vetty, I've just gone back and read the last few pages of your build and omg what a whirlwind of ups and downs. I love the little list you made about what was…

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Our Honeywood Build
Aug 05, 2015 10:55 am
Our Honeywood Build
lifestartshere
lifestartshere
5 August 2015

Smart Homes for Living

Smart Homes for Living
WA

Todays date is 18 September 2014 I am starting to write my review as of today because I know I will forget by the time our house is built and I would like to share the…

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lifestartshere
Aug 05, 2015 12:15 am

I agree, I think the 150mm boards were a good choice. They look very smart in your design. Ok, so just received an email from our builder with an almost-final draft (just…

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_chook_
Aug 04, 2015 8:46 pm
klubear
klubear
4 August 2015

Has anyone experienced charges to Upgrade Energy Rating??

Has anyone experienced charges to Upgrade Energy Rating??
VIC

What the! How weird is that.. Pay an extra $2,000!!!.. "Why" .. Now pay $2,300!!! "No" Okay have 10k off. :) Shows that it always pays to…

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klubear
Aug 04, 2015 7:07 pm
klubear
klubear
klubear
4 August 2015

CHARGING ME $760 TO NOT STAIN ALFRESCO DOORS. WTH?

CHARGING ME $760 TO NOT STAIN ALFRESCO DOORS. WTH?
VIC
1, 2

Makes me wonder why you stayed with this builder when you had so many dramas with doors before you even got a contract. I jumped ship from our…

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klubear
Aug 04, 2015 5:57 pm
klubear
lozza81
lozza81
4 August 2015

Anyone built with Valley Homes Maitland?

Anyone built with Valley Homes Maitland?
NSW

Hi, Yes we built a custom home with them in Buttaba on Lake Macq. Very smooth process and was happy with the end product. Start date of build was…

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lozza81
Aug 04, 2015 4:41 pm
jndbgbuild
jndbgbuild
4 August 2015

Banksia Grove WA Build - Final plans submitted!

Banksia Grove WA Build - Final plans submitted!
WA

thanks AK11, l had to create a new profile cause of issues with my old phone. can't wait to see something on site. Went there on the weekend and we have a tap! One step…

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jndbgbuild
Aug 04, 2015 3:37 pm
Forg
Forg
4 August 2015

Cost of custom vs volume builder

Cost of custom vs volume builder
VIC

Per-square-metre or per-square just isn't ... well, it's really not easy to properly compare costs using that measure. I'd be happy to personally build everyone out there…

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Forg
Aug 04, 2015 3:31 pm
kes1984
kes1984
4 August 2015

Building in Eucalypt Estate - Wollert

Building in Eucalypt Estate - Wollert
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Has anyone had any problems with the land being valued less than what you are paying? We have just found out the bank has valued at over $30,000…

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kes1984
Aug 04, 2015 1:56 pm
Neth04
Neth04
4 August 2015

Building Sahara Q1 KDR

Building Sahara Q1 KDR
VIC

We are thinking of changing the Ensuite and Bath wall tile colours to a darker version and make Axel cladding darker, thought it is too contrasting with the brick. Also…

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Neth04
Aug 04, 2015 7:11 am
Assh
Assh
3 August 2015

Mystery of the 3 copper pipes on a gas water heater

Mystery of the 3 copper pipes on a gas water heater
QLD

Thank you Gsp07R. I'll try to get photo attached when I work out how... ::dizzy::

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Assh
Aug 03, 2015 10:16 pm
Joe Cruz
Joe Cruz
3 August 2015

Elysian29 or Paddington 29 --Need you help

Elysian29 or Paddington 29 --Need you help
NSW

TomCats suggestion of walking through both homes is the best advice. Also keep in mind what looks good on paper may not translate to the best design if you make so many…

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Joe Cruz
Aug 03, 2015 7:19 pm
hamptonstyle
hamptonstyle
3 August 2015

Porter Davis Charlton

Porter Davis Charlton
VIC

Haha I'm the one that's been commenting on your photos! I was asking about the kitchen cupboards etc :D

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hamptonstyle
Aug 03, 2015 7:00 pm
hamptonstyle
davo123
davo123
3 August 2015

Building a new home

Building a new home
NSW

We live in a small house, in very poor condition. It is on a sloped block and near bush land (we are BAL-FZ for 1/3 of house and BAL-40 for rest) and we're in Sydney's…

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davo123
Aug 03, 2015 2:23 pm
nestaxu
nestaxu
2 August 2015

Pre-Build - Amalfi 632 Mainvue Homes

Pre-Build - Amalfi 632 Mainvue Homes
VIC

Hi nestaxu, I've been meaning to post again as we've decided not to build with Maivue now. We felt like their standard inclusions were…

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nestaxu
Aug 02, 2015 11:51 am
bashworth
bashworth
2 August 2015

Do I need to wait for land to "settle" after demolition?

Do I need to wait for land to "settle" after demolition?
VIC

It depends on what type of soil you are building on. If you are building on clay the soil under the house will be drier than elsewhere. With a different floor plan the…

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bashworth
Aug 02, 2015 9:59 am
bashworth
averagepunter
averagepunter
2 August 2015

How long to wait after demolition to put down slab.

How long to wait after demolition to put down slab.
VIC

Hi All, Would anyone please be able to advise me, whether I need to let the land "settle" (For a month or so?) after demolition of old property (On stumps)? The new…

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averagepunter
Aug 02, 2015 9:01 am
Barnacles279
Barnacles279
1 August 2015

Ichijo Homes??

Ichijo Homes??
NSW

Anyone building with Ichijo homes? I tried to visit their display home at homeworld south but it's closed even on weekend?? Are they still building houses or not? anyone knows?

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Barnacles279
Aug 01, 2015 8:45 pm
Barnacles279
d@n
d@n
1 August 2015

New home visuals facade website

New home visuals facade website
VIC
1, 2

Which pics are you referring to? Some clients choose the same…

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d@n
Aug 01, 2015 7:40 pm
Ksandhu
Ksandhu
1 August 2015

Building merricks with metricon Vic

Building merricks with metricon Vic
VIC

Any one building merricks with metricon in Vic can share the experience ...

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Ksandhu
Aug 01, 2015 1:30 pm
knigor
knigor
1 August 2015

Building with Casaview Home

Building with Casaview Home
NSW

Hi guys, Since it's been a long since your last post, I was wondering how did you go with Casaview homes? I'm considering going into a tender with them. Thanks.

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knigor
Aug 01, 2015 11:05 am
TomCat
TomCat
1 August 2015

What colour windows??

What colour windows??
VIC

Can't you post a pic of these items together? I have no idea what these colours are except Surfmist.

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TomCat
Aug 01, 2015 6:17 am
TomCat
PerthAussie2014
PerthAussie2014
31 July 2015

Dreamstart homes Jewel 101

Dreamstart homes Jewel 101
WA

Hi everyone! :D Hubby and i are looking into building the jewel 101 in Banksia Grove with dreamstart homes. It will be our first home :z:

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PerthAussie2014
Jul 31, 2015 8:25 pm
KDRB
KDRB
31 July 2015

Knock Down Re-builds - Clarendon, Coral Homes, MJH, or ??

Knock Down Re-builds - Clarendon, Coral Homes, MJH, or ??
NSW

Hello, I am new to the forum and to the whole building a new house ... Bit of background info - we have had extension plans drawn up and engineered and getting builders…

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KDRB
Jul 31, 2015 8:20 pm
sydfam
sydfam
31 July 2015

Infill to cover missaligned brickwork - acceptable?

Infill to cover missaligned brickwork - acceptable?
VIC

We are faced with the same issue and would appreciate to see a photo of the powder coated infill or angle. If you have one could you please post it? Our front door also…

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sydfam
Jul 31, 2015 5:30 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
31 July 2015

Urbanedge colour book soft copy?

Urbanedge colour book soft copy?
VIC

this probably doesn't help but anyone can go through the porter davis studio. We are not building with them and they said they are happy for us…

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Ponzu
Jul 31, 2015 4:07 pm
donR
donR
31 July 2015

Alucabond/Alutile/Vitrabond

Alucabond/Alutile/Vitrabond
NSW

Sure could well do, have a building project coming up and have a section where I am tossing up whether to render on blue board or use some sort of cladding. I have seen…

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donR
Jul 31, 2015 3:38 pm
Chi Chi 1
Chi Chi 1
31 July 2015

Jas build - PCI next week, finally updated with lots of pics

Jas build - PCI next week, finally updated with lots of pics
SA
1, 2, 3

Hi Jas, i wish i could see your pictures they are no longer avail to view on your threads :(

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Chi Chi 1
Jul 31, 2015 3:32 pm
joshjzx
joshjzx
31 July 2015

Who's Building In Heritage Parc Rutherford

Who's Building In Heritage Parc Rutherford
WA

Hi All, Been reading a little through this forum on everyones experiences, i am in the early stages of building in Heritage Parc, secured lot 82 and will be building with…

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joshjzx
Jul 31, 2015 2:03 pm
MelMel
MelMel
31 July 2015

Cleaning Coloured Grout

Cleaning Coloured Grout
NSW

Hi All, I was hoping someone would be able to help with the question. We are about to move in but I want to do a proper clean of the house because the floors are…

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MelMel
Jul 31, 2015 9:03 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
31 July 2015

The Belmaurice 2-Storey House

The Belmaurice 2-Storey House
WA

Don't hand over any money until you are confident in the design, engineering,specis and what they will build.Salesman are very good at selling you the sizzle in the BBQ…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 31, 2015 8:05 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Nzimpofu
Nzimpofu
31 July 2015

The Belmaurice 2-Storey House

The Belmaurice 2-Storey House
WA

Cheers Archetto. A 2y build would be a deal-breaker for us though! I'll have to research their building methods and view a finished example I think.

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Nzimpofu
Jul 31, 2015 1:17 am


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