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Saint Mike
Saint Mike
26 June 2015

Building Issue - Smart Homes

Building Issue - Smart Homes
WA

Its amazing what you can get with a little negotiation. Be VERY polite and seek their help/assistance. Everyone loves being helpful.

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Saint Mike
Jun 26, 2015 7:38 am
Saint Mike
ajansen
ajansen
25 June 2015

opinions on which plan

opinions on which plan
TAS

The first plan definitely. In the second plan your Master Bed is about the size of a single bedroom. If you have kids, the amount of toys etc. is only going to grow…

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ajansen
Jun 25, 2015 1:09 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
25 June 2015

bedrooms sizes

bedrooms sizes
NSW

3m x 3m should be adequate because a lot of people have only one child per room, and plenty are happy to encourage kids to live in living areas rather than individual…

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oneJohn
Jun 25, 2015 12:35 pm
oneJohn
Shotgun
Shotgun
25 June 2015

Building with "Fairmont Homes NSW".

Building with "Fairmont Homes NSW".
NSW

Hey Wall-e, what are you planning to do about storage in the laundry? Opening that wall will really limit our storage in…

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Shotgun
Jun 25, 2015 9:32 am
chibidrawing
chibidrawing
25 June 2015

Special conditions in your contract

Special conditions in your contract
VIC

All After lengthy discussion with the builders we have decided to sign the contract with a small change to one of the special conditions but we will also get a property…

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chibidrawing
Jun 25, 2015 8:11 am
chibidrawing
archetto
archetto
24 June 2015

bedrooms sizes

bedrooms sizes
NSW

Heaps of threads on this so have a search :) I think living space is more important than bedroom size though so i'd probably leave it as is. Maybe if the robe is taking up…

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archetto
Jun 24, 2015 10:55 pm
archetto
hughes80
hughes80
24 June 2015

bedroom sizes

bedroom sizes
NSW

Hi, i am currently building a house and am worried the bedroom sizes are too small. What is concidered a small bedroom? Bed 2 and 3 are 3000x3000 but bedroom 4 is…

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hughes80
Jun 24, 2015 9:35 pm
ashertod
ashertod
24 June 2015

Rubble trench foundations

Rubble trench foundations
VIC

Had anyone ever built a rubble trench foundation? It's an alternative type of foundation that is low-concrete and quite environmentally friendly. I am having difficulty…

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ashertod
Jun 24, 2015 6:48 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
24 June 2015

Builder promotion - what should I choose?

Builder promotion - what should I choose?
QLD

Hard to say, until you can see what you can get at tender. Do you want all of those things? They sound alright, and if you want them and know what you are getting then…

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aloenyx
Jun 24, 2015 5:34 pm
aloenyx
agf18
agf18
24 June 2015

Coral homes daydream 30 at Logan Village

Coral homes daydream 30 at Logan Village
QLD
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hey Jwbear Did you use someone local for your concreting? I want to start getting quotes. Thanks

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agf18
Jun 24, 2015 4:34 pm
agf18
surtees
surtees
24 June 2015

Building in Port Macquarie - help with Plan

Building in Port Macquarie - help with Plan
NSW

Love the idea of the floor plan. Have you priced it up with a builder yet?

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surtees
Jun 24, 2015 12:33 pm
surtees
s2dttn
s2dttn
24 June 2015

Fencing for new house

Fencing for new house
SA

Hrmmm I was told…

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s2dttn
Jun 24, 2015 9:22 am
s2dttn
jalisakristie
jalisakristie
24 June 2015

Lockup to handover, how long roughly ???

Lockup to handover, how long roughly ???

Oh 3 months feels like forever! I guess it depends on size of house too..

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jalisakristie
Jun 24, 2015 8:42 am
jalisakristie
Matt1
Matt1
23 June 2015

Fence removal for builders access

Fence removal for builders access
NSW

It's not your issue. I'd politely tell the neighbours that you don't want to get involved. Tell them that it's not their problem either. The builder either needs to be…

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381
Matt1
Jun 23, 2015 10:28 pm
Matt1
LRS_86
LRS_86
23 June 2015

Land Boundaries

Land Boundaries
WA

I will definitely go and have a look for these pegs!! Will let you know :) thanks!

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LRS_86
Jun 23, 2015 4:20 pm
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
23 June 2015

PLease HELP..can't choose.. Overwhelmed to the max :(

PLease HELP..can't choose.. Overwhelmed to the max :(
QLD

If you replace it later you're basically paying for it twice. As suggested, ask them to credit you and install nothing, and just do provisions only. That will save you some cash.

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Ilaeria
Jun 23, 2015 1:15 pm
Ilaeria
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
23 June 2015

Fence removal for builders access

Fence removal for builders access
NSW

Mind you - we built the fence and set up a temporary fence at the point we thought a garage might be. It worked well. The garage was built and we just finished the fence.

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Saint Mike
Jun 23, 2015 9:11 am
Saint Mike
qsatya
qsatya
22 June 2015

Kitchen kick board height raise with Porcelain tiles

Kitchen kick board height raise with Porcelain tiles
NSW

My plan is to lay down 600*600 porcelain tiles over the levelled ... to let my builder know how high the kick board for my kitchen should be.

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qsatya
Jun 22, 2015 7:57 pm
Agent 86
Agent 86
22 June 2015

New Build in Brisbane - Recommend a building inspector

New Build in Brisbane - Recommend a building inspector
QLD

Hi all, We've just commenced a new residential build in Brisbane, Queensland. We intend to start a blog and a thread in this forum when we have a chance (because these…

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Agent 86
Jun 22, 2015 7:40 pm
mjbigo
mjbigo
22 June 2015

Dimensions Tolerance - HELP PLEASE

Dimensions Tolerance - HELP PLEASE
WA

Yeh, I am not sure. but 60mm to 80mm is a lot and it looks bad. I will be meeting the supervisor tomorrow, lets see what he says. I am not keen to let this one go, I…

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mjbigo
Jun 22, 2015 6:37 pm
jelbell55
jelbell55
22 June 2015

First Build with Ventura Homes - Alkimos Beach WA

First Build with Ventura Homes - Alkimos Beach WA
WA

Welcome to the forum and congrats on signing with Ventura! We were looking at them as a builder but ended with with DA in the end so I am looking forward to following your…

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jelbell55
Jun 22, 2015 1:44 pm
beachside
beachside
21 June 2015

First home build with Dale Alcock in Aveley: Opinions please

First home build with Dale Alcock in Aveley: Opinions please
WA
1 ... 51, 52, 53

Hi fancy pants I've been reading your thread and notice it has been a while since you've been active on here - just wondering how the shower is now? We have a hobless…

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beachside
Jun 21, 2015 10:22 pm
MalSannie
MalSannie
21 June 2015

Building in Lakelands, WA

Building in Lakelands, WA
WA

edems I can't see your photos - but congratulations on slab down and brickwork starting - we're neck and neck! How exciting :)

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MalSannie
Jun 21, 2015 8:39 pm
MalSannie
bashworth
bashworth
21 June 2015

Need advice on west facing elevation problem

Need advice on west facing elevation problem
WA

I would have made the window smaller. Although the builder was happy to change windows at the side and rear of the house they wouldn't change the front facade. The film…

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bashworth
Jun 21, 2015 7:20 pm
bashworth
gq4x4racing
gq4x4racing
21 June 2015

ROB aka. GQ4x4RACINGs NEW HOUSE THREAD!

ROB aka. GQ4x4RACINGs NEW HOUSE THREAD!
WA

Hello, Been ages since I have been on here, Finally had slab down 3 weeks ago, Earth works two weeks ago, And bricks started this week just gone! Getting super exciting now!

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gq4x4racing
Jun 21, 2015 4:43 pm
dannislade
dannislade
21 June 2015

Prestart costs having to be paid upfront?

Prestart costs having to be paid upfront?
WA

its best to have a prestart allowance built into your loan because if you need to borrow that money you are changing the loan you have been approved for. Not all…

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dannislade
Jun 21, 2015 1:38 pm
ditchingsuburbia
ditchingsuburbia
21 June 2015

Building on 10 acres HELP in Bindoon WA

Building on 10 acres HELP in Bindoon WA
WA

I'm not sure if I am of and help as we are in the same situation as u guys ( we have brought of the plan once before- but never built before let alone rural). So I just…

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ditchingsuburbia
Jun 21, 2015 11:37 am
TomCat
TomCat
20 June 2015

Simonds Sanctuary in Brisbane

Simonds Sanctuary in Brisbane
QLD

Congratulations! I will subscribe to your thread when you start it ... I'm looking forward to see what you've chosen :D No problem about the pics, it was a pleasure. It's a…

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TomCat
Jun 20, 2015 9:42 pm
TomCat
tom_air
tom_air
20 June 2015

Cutouts - Electricians or Plasterers?

Cutouts - Electricians or Plasterers?
VIC

Yeah I've got photos and has also written down the measurements from other walls and the floor (have allowed for plaster thickness and tiles/carpet etc).

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tom_air
Jun 20, 2015 8:42 pm
hechesspee
hechesspee
20 June 2015

Building first home - Issue with the builder

Building first home - Issue with the builder
NSW

I don't want to pay him unless he finishes everything as per the contract. But problem has been the pace of the work. He has not stopped the work but does work 1 day a…

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hechesspee
Jun 20, 2015 6:33 pm
Dianedang
Dianedang
20 June 2015

Frenken Homes???

Frenken Homes???
VIC

I built a house from them, it was really good. The guy who I dealed with is excellent. His name is Jay, he gave me very good advises and looked after my property very…

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Dianedang
Jun 20, 2015 1:58 pm
megan29
megan29
19 June 2015

Shellb78 Build- Where do I hang these??

Shellb78 Build- Where do I hang these??
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi Shelb. Just found your blog. Love your house! Just wondering what colour paint you have used in the kitchen?

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megan29
Jun 19, 2015 8:52 pm
Glennc74
Glennc74
19 June 2015

Trying to choose the right builder. How?

Trying to choose the right builder. How?
VIC

Get into the displays if you can and get a feel for the homes , once you feel like a floor plan is what you want look around at builders and find who has what is close to…

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Glennc74
Jun 19, 2015 7:12 pm
shellsy
shellsy
19 June 2015

Timber floorboard suppliers Sydney

Timber floorboard suppliers Sydney
NSW

Hi. Can anyone recommend me some suppliers of timber flooring in Sydney. We've pretty much decided on select grade Blackbutt 85mm but would like to check out some more,…

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shellsy
Jun 19, 2015 6:44 pm
lileegirl
lileegirl
19 June 2015

Is Anyone building with Beechwood Newcastle?

Is Anyone building with Beechwood Newcastle?
NSW

I love the Edgecliff floorplan, I'll happily follow your build :) have you posted in the 'who is building with Beechwood' forum yet...lots of us building with Beechwood…

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lileegirl
Jun 19, 2015 6:36 pm
lileegirl
benhenri
benhenri
19 June 2015

Fire Levy at Forsyth Park

Fire Levy at Forsyth Park
VIC

Hi Christina, It depends really what the house needs to comply with the fire levy requirements. We are paying about 4500. There's have an fb community for Forsyth Park…

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benhenri
Jun 19, 2015 5:36 pm
momodei
momodei
19 June 2015

Has anyone heard of insulLiving? (energy efficient housing)

Has anyone heard of insulLiving? (energy efficient housing)
VIC

My boyfriend has almost completed re-building his house on the existing slab on his rural property in Victoria. He is very pleased with the result. It was quick, the…

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momodei
Jun 19, 2015 2:52 pm
MnT
MnT
19 June 2015

Costs for installing light fittings

Costs for installing light fittings
NSW

After reading many other threads I think our contract is much the same as most with the electrical included but not the cost of the installation of all the light fittings…

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MnT
Jun 19, 2015 2:37 pm
MnT
harikris
harikris
19 June 2015

Anyone with Fairhaven Homes ?

Anyone with Fairhaven Homes ?
VIC

Hi Guys, Any one building with fairhaven homes ? Can share the experience ?

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harikris
Jun 19, 2015 12:15 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 June 2015

When were your site costs fixed?

When were your site costs fixed?
NSW

It is nothing like buying a car... Can you put a deposit down on a car that hasnt been built, and then have the car manufacturer tell you they are altering/substituting…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 19, 2015 10:24 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 June 2015

Alternate Solution - polystyrene cladding

Alternate Solution - polystyrene cladding
VIC

There are a lot of factors that come into consideration with any New building material,my advice as an engineer that does structural repairs is for you to think very…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 19, 2015 9:18 am
StructuralBIMGuy
dran15
dran15
19 June 2015

NBN

NBN
NSW

Guyz a very good word of advice. Make sure that when the electrician are connecting your NBN boxes that they don't terminate your wireless modem connection in the garage…

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dran15
Jun 19, 2015 5:58 am
koll1
koll1
19 June 2015

Urgent help please

Urgent help please
WA

Thanks Busso girl :) What paver company did you go with? We only have 3 paver colour choices with Homegroup that are clay and none of them go with the render colour we…

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koll1
Jun 19, 2015 1:21 am
Bonnie21
Bonnie21
18 June 2015

Builder recommendation in Canberra

Builder recommendation in Canberra
ACT

Hi Canberra peeps, I just want to let you know that I built with Gold Ruby Homes and I cannot recommend them enough! Our house is amazing and I love every bit of it. Matt…

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Bonnie21
Jun 18, 2015 9:23 pm
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
18 June 2015

Advice please - building our first home!

Advice please - building our first home!
NSW

For the robe fit-outs, if you're certain you want to do your WIR immediately after handover, have your builder delete the standard shelf-and-rail in there. You'll get a…

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Ilaeria
Jun 18, 2015 4:55 pm
Ilaeria
froggy1976
froggy1976
18 June 2015

VCAT Planning Representation

VCAT Planning Representation
VIC

Also if you have any recommendations of a Town Planner, that would be handy too.

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froggy1976
Jun 18, 2015 1:31 pm
Heidi-Lee
Heidi-Lee
18 June 2015

How long did your unregistered land take

How long did your unregistered land take
NSW

When we purchased our land we where told April settlement and it was June. The developers who sell you the land should be able to give you a rough expected registration…

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Heidi-Lee
Jun 18, 2015 12:32 pm
digitalnash
digitalnash
18 June 2015

The Range Estate - Croydon.....Anyone else Building there?

The Range Estate - Croydon.....Anyone else Building there?
VIC
1 ... 59, 60, 61

Hey guys, New to this forum. Me and my wife have bought Lot 918. We just received our builders permit after going through all the submissions for developers approval,…

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digitalnash
Jun 18, 2015 8:14 am
bluesteel
bluesteel
18 June 2015

Bags of Sand? Used in slab preparation

Bags of Sand? Used in slab preparation

That makes sense - they were laying pipes in the rain and ground was wet. Have seen another build where same was done just tonight. Thanks Bashworth very much for your…

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bluesteel
Jun 18, 2015 1:09 am
bluesteel


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