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IssyandOzzy
IssyandOzzy
28 October 2015

D3US_85 - building in Baldivis, WA

D3US_85 - building in Baldivis, WA
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

So I've done a VERY rough (paint...) mock up of backyard and how I'll try to open up the living areas with the backyard. Just to help visualise.…

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IssyandOzzy
Oct 28, 2015 1:35 am
loulou1411
loulou1411
27 October 2015

Anyone building with Celebration Homes?

Anyone building with Celebration Homes?
WA

Hi StarGirlStar Did you end up building with celebrations? We are probably going to sign with them in the next few days but want to see if you have had any problems with them.

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loulou1411
Oct 27, 2015 7:28 pm
Suzi_Q
Suzi_Q
27 October 2015

Building in Bibra Lake with * 2016 ...

Building in Bibra Lake with * 2016 ...
WA

Needing to start compiling lists of tradies... Any recommendations for SOR Bibra lake for aggregate concrete / slim wall / decking / painters / skirting boards / internal…

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Suzi_Q
Oct 27, 2015 10:36 am
Quasar-NSW
Quasar-NSW
26 October 2015

*Experience w/ Montgomery even if you chose NOT to build*

*Experience w/ Montgomery even if you chose NOT to build*
NSW

Hi all, I'm a little surprised to not find more information on here about Montgomery Homes. Has anyone out there either built with Montgomery or thought about building…

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Quasar-NSW
Oct 26, 2015 9:09 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
26 October 2015

Our modern country home in the beautiful Adelaide Hills!

Our modern country home in the beautiful Adelaide Hills!
SA
1, 2, 3

Looks awesome, was waiting to see your benchtops! You can always grey grout the lines with something like grout perfect - will also make it easier to clean.

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bluesteel
Oct 26, 2015 8:04 pm
bluesteel
shellby
shellby
26 October 2015

How Many Spare Tiles?

How Many Spare Tiles?
NSW

While waiting to get our DA approved I have started thinking about other things with our build. I know we get something like half a pallet of spare bricks and same with…

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shellby
Oct 26, 2015 2:49 pm
shellby
shellby
shellby
26 October 2015

How fussy do you get about finishes?

How fussy do you get about finishes?
VIC

How do tilers think people would find this acceptable? I mean after a few you would tell its not right - why keep going and waste your time - I'm guess it means enough…

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shellby
Oct 26, 2015 2:38 pm
shellby
baby_blonde409
baby_blonde409
26 October 2015

Another newie joining

Another newie joining
QLD

Hi oldies ! I'm very excited to be following your journey as we are building the same design. Our land isn't ready until mid January (fingers crossed) then council…

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baby_blonde409
Oct 26, 2015 10:38 am
baby_blonde409
Decka
Decka
25 October 2015

Redink SOR First time builders-The end has arrived!

Redink SOR First time builders-The end has arrived!
WA
1 ... 63, 64, 65

Everything looks great Ardie, must me such a relief to be able to sit at your alfresco and relax for a bit

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Decka
Oct 25, 2015 10:49 pm
Decka
Crazyk
Crazyk
25 October 2015

Special Conditions to HIA contract

Special Conditions to HIA contract
QLD

@Jessieyy I just had a quick look at the HIA contract and it covers off most the items your concerned about

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Crazyk
Oct 25, 2015 9:47 pm
Crazyk
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dee89
Oct 25, 2015 2:30 pm
shellby
shellby
24 October 2015

Need advise, Please help me

Need advise, Please help me
QLD

Is this your building contract - or sales/tender contract? If its the sales tender one, well that changes like Ponzu stated depending on changes. Ours went up $2500 after…

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shellby
Oct 24, 2015 10:34 pm
shellby
aussiepam1327
aussiepam1327
24 October 2015

Simonds CLEO Melbourne

Simonds CLEO Melbourne
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Thought of you guys last night when we went to check our build the bath had been installed and was half full of water. Plumbing not connected yet so the only thing we can…

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aussiepam1327
Oct 24, 2015 9:01 am
aussiepam1327
jessicana10
jessicana10
23 October 2015

Site costs too high!!!

Site costs too high!!!
VIC

We just did a kdr in outereast melb, our site costs were $44k which sound like a lot but it covers a lot of things. About $6k of that is provisional for traffic management…

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jessicana10
Oct 23, 2015 11:04 pm
jessicana10
ddarroch
ddarroch
23 October 2015

Process of building dream/new home

Process of building dream/new home
NSW

KRB blocks are pretty rare here, so it may take quite some time to find one you're happy with. Selling your house before finding a KRB could have been a bit risky when the…

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ddarroch
Oct 23, 2015 10:41 pm
Conifers
Conifers
23 October 2015

Building Mainvue Emporio 430

Building Mainvue Emporio 430
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

So how is it all going? Have you unpacked everything and settled in? viewtopic.php?t=78112

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Conifers
Oct 23, 2015 8:06 pm
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
23 October 2015

Who can review the specifications of the building contract ?

Who can review the specifications of the building contract ?
QLD

If you're in Brisbane your builder should be using a standard HIA contract. If they're not doing so I'd be concerned. If they are, you don't really need a lawyer to review…

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Ilaeria
Oct 23, 2015 2:02 pm
Ilaeria
MezMaz71
MezMaz71
23 October 2015

Roller door

Roller door
TAS

Hi nat_luke1, we have just completed a kDR with our builder in Melbourne, and we upgraded to a colourbond coloured sectional garage door with 4 windows across the top of…

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MezMaz71
Oct 23, 2015 10:33 am
chloea_
chloea_
22 October 2015

Mainvue Amalfi 530 - Acacia, Botanic Ridge

Mainvue Amalfi 530 - Acacia, Botanic Ridge
VIC
1, 2, 3

How exciting! When do they expect the land to title again? Colours is soooo hard. But trust your gut, I worried about…

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chloea_
Oct 22, 2015 5:45 pm
jelbell55
jelbell55
22 October 2015

Dale Alcock Build in Kensington - Moved In

Dale Alcock Build in Kensington - Moved In
WA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Glad to hear your enjoying your new home! Looking forward to seeing some pics :)

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jelbell55
Oct 22, 2015 1:49 pm
Lindeli
Lindeli
21 October 2015

Edison 2800 (Not going ahead with this build)

Edison 2800 (Not going ahead with this build)
VIC

Hi guys, I haven't been on here lately as we had previously decided to not go ahead with the build... everything was getting to be too much We have though just put money…

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Lindeli
Oct 21, 2015 7:36 pm
1st-timers
1st-timers
21 October 2015

Being told "no"

Being told "no"
NSW

We got told 'no' to our choice of facade. They were building 3 houses in the same street (one opposite us) and according to the saleman the covenants in that development…

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1st-timers
Oct 21, 2015 5:05 pm
Fdon
Fdon
21 October 2015

Render Colour

Render Colour
VIC

Hi Guys Building a double story townhouse, and need colour ideas for the second story (foam is currently being applied). The bricks are tawny heritage, and the roof is…

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Fdon
Oct 21, 2015 5:01 pm
mim_feher
mim_feher
21 October 2015

LPG or electricity

LPG or electricity
NSW

So have been researching and waiting to hear back about quotes. We don't get anything for electricity that goes back to the grid, was looking at to decrease our electricty…

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mim_feher
Oct 21, 2015 4:41 pm
zc12345
zc12345
21 October 2015

Building Contract

Building Contract
NSW

nathan2015 - will you be able to explain this a more detail?

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zc12345
Oct 21, 2015 2:54 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
21 October 2015

6 star energy rating.. can i bypass ceiling fans?

6 star energy rating.. can i bypass ceiling fans?
QLD

It will depend on location. For our place in Adelaide, it passed 6-star without the double-glazing or any ceiling fans. Just having maximum wall and ceiling insulation…

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oneJohn
Oct 21, 2015 12:21 pm
oneJohn
EmKaralyn
EmKaralyn
21 October 2015

Plantation Homes QLD - Soho 4 - PostHandover - 8/10/15

Plantation Homes QLD - Soho 4 - PostHandover - 8/10/15
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

How amazing is your WIR! Love the shoe section! We are also doing ours port handover. Love your flooring too! Well…

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EmKaralyn
Oct 21, 2015 11:06 am
EmKaralyn
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
21 October 2015

Contract cancellation within cooling off

Contract cancellation within cooling off
VIC

Just re read your post. Check the regulator in your state, however - I understand that If you have signed or entered into a preliminary agreement the builder is entitled…

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Leksie5000
Oct 21, 2015 8:02 am
speedy_hobbit
speedy_hobbit
20 October 2015

Who's building with APA Homes?

Who's building with APA Homes?
NSW

We are looking to build a new home in Googong,NSW and are considering a house & land package through APA homes. It looks like they have already built a few houses there.…

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speedy_hobbit
Oct 20, 2015 10:54 pm
Sivanandan
Sivanandan
20 October 2015

Underpinning neighbours lot/garage

Underpinning neighbours lot/garage
VIC

Basically if you need to excavate below the level of your neighbours foundation there is a risk that material will fall away. Underpinning…

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Sivanandan
Oct 20, 2015 10:04 pm

No megera. I was not able to change it. If felt that the way they have given to me without the bulk head looks better and easy for cleaning. Display home…

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Mustang30
Oct 20, 2015 6:44 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
20 October 2015

kitchen backsplash help

kitchen backsplash help
TAS

You could seal the grout as said or ask them to use epoxy grout which is less/not porous or mist grey grout which is slightly off white light grey may be easier to maintain.

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bluesteel
Oct 20, 2015 6:40 pm
bluesteel
Megera
Megera
20 October 2015

Insects in new home / birds building nest in gutter box

Insects in new home / birds building nest in gutter box
VIC

I think it's pretty common for there to be an increase in bug/spider activity in new homes. All the soil on the site and the surrounding areas gets disturbed and the bugs…

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Megera
Oct 20, 2015 5:25 pm
Megera
NicNak
NicNak
20 October 2015

Render colours

Render colours
VIC

Has anyone used dulux Caveman and mud pack together for the render? Would love to see photos. We have picked these and now I think I want to change my mind. nicnbam.blogspot.com

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NicNak
Oct 20, 2015 3:09 pm
lileegirl
lileegirl
20 October 2015

Help Needed With Window Placement In Master

Help Needed With Window Placement In Master
QLD

it's hard isn't it, lots of little decisions and the cost of it all adding up!! I'd agree, stick with the windows facing east so you can have a view, I don't think it…

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lileegirl
Oct 20, 2015 10:54 am
lileegirl
Skull
Skull
20 October 2015

Red-earth block and bullnose

Red-earth block and bullnose
WA

This is for Perth - I googled the subject and was only directed to one supplier for bullnose....anyone here who knows the other suppliers, please let me know. cheers, skull

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Skull
Oct 20, 2015 1:38 am
Homeowners1
Homeowners1
20 October 2015

Shine taken off new build - In-Vogue

Shine taken off new build - In-Vogue
WA

I wish we had read the reviews before we signed up with In-Vogue. We were also hit with the increase in building costs, we did not argue as we had made a few alterations…

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Homeowners1
Oct 20, 2015 1:26 am
Christoshizz
Christoshizz
19 October 2015

Sloping Block Builders Melbourne

Sloping Block Builders Melbourne
VIC
1, 2, 3

I would be looking for a custom local builder

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Christoshizz
Oct 19, 2015 10:34 pm
Christoshizz
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 October 2015

External concreting price

External concreting price
NSW

Hi HouseandHorse The price can vary considerably It could be as low as $30m2 ( which includes concrete a case of beer and BBQ (after) and a few mates over and you'll be…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 19, 2015 9:08 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Homeowners1
Homeowners1
19 October 2015

Potential problems with WA HIA building contracts

Potential problems with WA HIA building contracts
WA

I wish we had read these reviews before we signed up with In-Vogue. We were also hit with the increase in building costs, we did not argue as we had made a few…

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Homeowners1
Oct 19, 2015 7:58 pm
Mustang30
Mustang30
19 October 2015

Building a Simonds Express home

Building a Simonds Express home
VIC

Hi there, have you moved into new home ?

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Mustang30
Oct 19, 2015 4:01 pm
fmac
fmac
19 October 2015

Our small build (NOR WA) - two years down

Our small build (NOR WA) - two years down
WA
1 ... 79, 80, 81

Thank you for the congratulations. We have found someone to finish off our garden so hopefully I will have some before and after photos to upload by the end of next week.…

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fmac
Oct 19, 2015 2:05 pm
Yarborough
Yarborough
19 October 2015

Builder in Newcastle, The Hunter & Central Coast

Builder in Newcastle, The Hunter & Central Coast
NSW

After finally moving into our first home in Cameron Park I am keen to give advise to anyone about to start their build journey in the Hunter, Newcastle or Central Coast…

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Yarborough
Oct 19, 2015 10:42 am
Yarborough
Yarborough
Yarborough
19 October 2015

hotondo

hotondo
NSW

Have sent you a private message.

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Yarborough
Oct 19, 2015 9:42 am
Yarborough

Hi All Just wondering if anyone has built their master suite at the rear of the block and how you went about designing entry to the bedroom. I've been looking over my…

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wa_lass
Oct 18, 2015 10:20 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
18 October 2015

tiny block problems

tiny block problems
VIC

Hi TinyBlock123 Where are you located and what zoning is your block also You might want to consider a 3 storey option.

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 18, 2015 7:48 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
ceire_gormley
ceire_gormley
18 October 2015

Anyone building in Bletchley Park?

Anyone building in Bletchley Park?
WA

Hi everyone, we're also building in BP. We're Bradstocks Grove. Building with summit homes.

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ceire_gormley
Oct 18, 2015 10:45 am
Mashuri13
Mashuri13
18 October 2015

Building with First Homebuyers Direct?

Building with First Homebuyers Direct?
WA

I really feel I need to post a review here because the experience I have had building my home with FHBD has been appalling :( So many mistakes…

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Mashuri13
Oct 18, 2015 4:35 am
Mashuri13
Mashuri13
18 October 2015

Cottage block - SOR build with FHBD

Cottage block - SOR build with FHBD
WA
1, 2

Our experienced with FHBD also not a nice one. Sales told us to sign a contract before July otherwise he said the building price would increase. But still they increase…

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Mashuri13
Oct 18, 2015 2:55 am

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