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gazish
gazish
9 September 2015

Dennis Family Homes

Dennis Family Homes
VIC

Hey gengenm, What series are you looking at? Aspiration or Inspiration? We are building with DFH, infact did our color appt today. We are building Venetia 23 aspiration…

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gazish
Sep 09, 2015 11:12 pm
Our Honeywood Build
Our Honeywood Build
9 September 2015

feedback on plan?

feedback on plan?
WA
1, 2

Ah I see i see :) First Build, Commodore Homes, Honeywood, Wandi. viewtopic.php?t=77170

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Our Honeywood Build
Sep 09, 2015 11:01 pm
Our Honeywood Build

Here are a some photos from Saturday. I was a little excited because it's starting to look like a house now. They are expecting to finish brickwork this week. They better,…

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Fizzy Bubbles
Sep 09, 2015 3:27 pm
Fizzy Bubbles
Ponzu
Ponzu
9 September 2015

Initial deposit for builder

Initial deposit for builder
WA

Id go back over any documentation you signed when you paid the deposit to review if the deposit is stated as non-refundable. If its on paper, youll just have to wear it,…

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Ponzu
Sep 09, 2015 11:01 am
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TomCat
Sep 08, 2015 9:25 pm
TomCat
kyliebsmith
kyliebsmith
8 September 2015

do you like it ? i painted by myself...

do you like it ? i painted by myself...
QLD

There's no photo of the painting but the clock is cute

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kyliebsmith
Sep 08, 2015 5:38 pm
bridey
bridey
8 September 2015

Finding the right builder

Finding the right builder
WA

thanks for the advice. Havent bought the land yet so no commitmments im not purchasing anything unless i know i can walk away with a dream home

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bridey
Sep 08, 2015 12:47 pm
Vik2015
Vik2015
8 September 2015

Question about having your own appliances in a project home

Question about having your own appliances in a project home
NSW

We would, except our builder is refusing to entertain that idea. They say that their insurance won't allow it. …

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Vik2015
Sep 08, 2015 8:42 am

Hi all, Building our first home in sunny Northern Rivers NSW. Thought I'd see if there was any last minute advice on our plans before they are sent to council for…

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kingsolutions
Sep 08, 2015 2:22 am
Liney
Liney
7 September 2015

Perth Building Inspectors

Perth Building Inspectors
WA

We never got one in time, I left it too late but our build was a straight forward pleasurable journey and PCI was simple.

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Liney
Sep 07, 2015 10:14 pm
Liney
mixz0r
mixz0r
7 September 2015

Dale Alcock | The Stoneleigh @ The Vines | Moved In!

Dale Alcock | The Stoneleigh @ The Vines | Moved In!
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Simmo - I don't quite get what you mean. Do you want to explain via a message?

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mixz0r
Sep 07, 2015 5:20 pm
mixz0r
nav12c
nav12c
7 September 2015

Young Homes

Young Homes
NSW

Any feedback on this builder?

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nav12c
Sep 07, 2015 4:09 pm
amandavee
amandavee
7 September 2015

Carlisle RIVA 29 - Clydevale Clyde North

Carlisle RIVA 29 - Clydevale Clyde North
VIC

Hellooo Helloo, I’m a long time stalker on here & have found a wealth of knowledge so far so thought why not start my own thread! We’re first home buyers and have…

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amandavee
Sep 07, 2015 3:45 pm
amandavee
rahul
rahul
7 September 2015

Grey Gum Estate Kellyville

Grey Gum Estate Kellyville
NSW
1 ... 23, 24, 25

hi, First of all, apologies for jumping into this forum for something a bit unrelated. But since there are all Greygum future residents here, I thought of popping the…

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rahul
Sep 07, 2015 1:14 pm
Megera
Megera
6 September 2015

Building with simonds in willowvale, qld

Building with simonds in willowvale, qld
QLD

theres only 6 houses in our estate so far out of about 90 blocks, not many have sold which is odd since the land is so cheap in that…

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Megera
Sep 06, 2015 11:22 pm
Megera
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
6 September 2015

Sign the contract then we'll tell you how much it costs

Sign the contract then we'll tell you how much it costs
NSW

Can I add there are builders out there like ours, no deposit taken, contract not signed till all correct and only paid any money on first…

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Leksie5000
Sep 06, 2015 8:07 pm
gablesrocks
gablesrocks
6 September 2015

Custom build Sydney. ICF, Hebel or brick?

Custom build Sydney. ICF, Hebel or brick?
NSW

Hi Jon, We are looking to build as well and are going through a similar process. What did you choose in the end? Look forward to hearing from u.

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gablesrocks
Sep 06, 2015 4:21 pm
Dream_Catchers
Dream_Catchers
6 September 2015

Kirsada's house, WA - New Pics 16/02

Kirsada's house, WA - New Pics 16/02
WA
1 ... 46, 47, 48

I came to see this thread for inspiration and the images have disappeared... Bugger!!

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Dream_Catchers
Sep 06, 2015 1:22 am
Dream_Catchers
julia1301
julia1301
5 September 2015

jg king memphis

jg king memphis
VIC

How did you go jimmyk, are you still looking to build the memphis?

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julia1301
Sep 05, 2015 3:50 pm
julia1301
dbk
dbk
5 September 2015

Looking for information on building in Lower Chittering

Looking for information on building in Lower Chittering
WA

which builder are you going with? where in lower chittering are you building? is it acreage?

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dbk
Sep 05, 2015 1:56 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
5 September 2015

Squat Block Advice

Squat Block Advice
WA

It really depends on the orientation of the block which plan is better. I like two overall.

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Leksie5000
Sep 05, 2015 1:36 am
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
5 September 2015

Opinions on roof needed please

Opinions on roof needed please
TAS

Unless you're in a very cold climate, generally the heat gain from a roof costs you more in summer than it benefits in winter, so in that case…

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Leksie5000
Sep 05, 2015 1:20 am
ardie514
ardie514
4 September 2015

First home - REDINK - time for some PHOTOS!!!

First home - REDINK - time for some PHOTOS!!!
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Wow, how did I miss this update nish. Your house looks incredible. That kitchen is stunning and I'm jealous of that spa bath. Didn't even know it was an option. Hope…

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ardie514
Sep 05, 2015 12:05 am
MadamImAdam
MadamImAdam
4 September 2015

Vista Park - Wongawilli

Vista Park - Wongawilli
NSW

This thread is for discussion about Sheargold's estate, Vista Park, located at Wongawilli NSW, 2530. The estate is a large-lot release with a minimum lot size of…

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MadamImAdam
Sep 04, 2015 2:12 pm
mesophyte
mesophyte
4 September 2015

Custom suburban bush build

Custom suburban bush build
VIC
1, 2

Last update: the architect has an extensive portfolio of photos of the house at Houzz for anyone interested in seeing how it turned out:

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mesophyte
Sep 04, 2015 1:22 pm
benhenri
benhenri
4 September 2015

Building Henley Marina Q1 - Clyde North

Building Henley Marina Q1 - Clyde North
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hi Tess, How's it going? Are you still around? :-)

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benhenri
Sep 04, 2015 11:17 am
caff
caff
3 September 2015

Section 94 Council Contributions KDR - Hornsby Shire

Section 94 Council Contributions KDR - Hornsby Shire
NSW

Hi All, We have finally received council approval for our kdr and one of the conditions of the approval is the payment of 1% of the cost of the…

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caff
Sep 04, 2015 12:17 am
goody59
goody59
3 September 2015

Top plate of prefab wall frame

Top plate of prefab wall frame
VIC

Top plate of my prefab wall frame is a single run of 90x45 P12 DMP5 according to specs. Can somebody tell me what that is regarding the pine used? I do understand it is…

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goody59
Sep 03, 2015 9:50 pm
goody59
rabs82
rabs82
3 September 2015

new power connection

new power connection
VIC

Hi! I've been quoted $607 as a connection fee for my property that's starting construction. Is this an average price or are they ripping me off? I'll wait to give them the…

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rabs82
Sep 03, 2015 7:45 pm
avinashr
avinashr
3 September 2015

Minimum slab height or floor level of all habitable rooms

Minimum slab height or floor level of all habitable rooms
NSW

I have the following requirement in my contract. I need a interpretation of the statements: Contract requirement The minimum height of slab above finished construction…

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avinashr
Sep 03, 2015 6:02 pm
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
3 September 2015

Plantation Sienna Vogue - 1 month since Handover PICS GALORE

Plantation Sienna Vogue - 1 month since Handover PICS GALORE
QLD
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Its been a long time since I have been around here and I have to say the house is looking incredible!!

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stayxtrue
Sep 03, 2015 5:44 pm
stayxtrue
SaberX
SaberX
3 September 2015

Electricals - am i on right path?

Electricals - am i on right path?
WA

As far as 'multi switches', 2 switches controlling a light/set of lights is called 2 way switching, 3 switches are 3-way and so on, it's not…

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SaberX
Sep 03, 2015 5:05 pm
jazz_d
jazz_d
3 September 2015

Dulux Aqua Mist glass splashback

Dulux Aqua Mist glass splashback
NSW

Hi, just wondering if anyone has installed Dulux Aqua Mist glass splashback in their kitchen and if you're willing to share photos. Cheers

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jazz_d
Sep 03, 2015 2:33 pm
jazz_d
JB1
JB1
3 September 2015

New house

New house
VIC

50m2 double storey, check out some tiny house builders ;)

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JB1
Sep 03, 2015 1:55 am
leni
leni
2 September 2015

First Build: House Layout - What Would You Change?

First Build: House Layout - What Would You Change?
NSW

My main concern would be at the main kitchen/living area will be very very dark. Only a couple of small winsows and the big windows next to a deep solid alfresco area. try…

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leni
Sep 02, 2015 11:45 pm
leni
janidbest
janidbest
2 September 2015

NBN locations?????

NBN locations?????

Builders will cover only standard points and again Data &stele phone 1 no each.. I have ensured my home to have data point on study living (TV)family (TV) & games room .…

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janidbest
Sep 02, 2015 9:14 pm
bpratt
bpratt
2 September 2015

new build electricity Meters in QLD

new build electricity Meters in QLD
QLD

They may simply put on a EM1000 meter, so it's no big drama. :) If you get controlled load off peak tariff 33, then they'll either change it to a EM1200 or put in a second…

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bpratt
Sep 02, 2015 9:59 am
pablo8788
pablo8788
2 September 2015

Honeywood Rise - Celebrations The Ascot

Honeywood Rise - Celebrations The Ascot
WA

Sounds amazing. We chose this elevation. Any photos?

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pablo8788
Sep 02, 2015 1:35 am
Frysie1
Frysie1
1 September 2015

Power pole

Power pole
SA

Hi, has anyone had any experience removing a stobey pole through sa power? I am looking at building a house but the pole is right where the drive way will be. The power…

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Frysie1
Sep 01, 2015 11:44 pm
rhoean
rhoean
1 September 2015

Re: M3 residential Going going gone

Re: M3 residential Going going gone
WA

YES! YES! YES! :lol: :: :z: weve gotten rid of them at last. have already written a blog but not sure where its gone ha ha. not very good with this. Well as of yesterday at 4pm…

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rhoean
Sep 01, 2015 11:42 pm
samanthanewport38
samanthanewport38
1 September 2015

Cement and gravel bricks

Cement and gravel bricks
NSW

Hi all, We are in final admin stage and I'm struggling with our brick selection with imagining how this will look. We selected PGH cement for the main brick with gravel…

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samanthanewport38
Sep 01, 2015 11:19 pm
jacq_27
jacq_27
1 September 2015

Rebuild/Extension Canberra - Jigsaw Housing

Rebuild/Extension Canberra - Jigsaw Housing
ACT

Hi danielk2005, really keen to know how your renovation has progressed? We are considering our options for an old property in the inner North too - unsure whether knock…

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jacq_27
Sep 01, 2015 9:36 pm
Gunna
Gunna
1 September 2015

Soil Report Drama's

Soil Report Drama's
SA

We had the same issue with our builder claiming the site was too wet, they were booked in before the Easter break so we could find out if we were going ahead with the…

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Gunna
Sep 01, 2015 4:03 pm
r13
r13
1 September 2015

highbury homes perth

highbury homes perth
WA

Like most companies they are good when they are small ie back in 2007 (I built an investment house and it was good) and bad when they get bigger. forget where they come…

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r13
Sep 01, 2015 3:03 pm
Salvi
Salvi
1 September 2015

Avonlee Stage 7

Avonlee Stage 7
WA

Hey Erilit, I'm from Avonlee estate stage 3C. We put a deposit down our land in may 2013, was due for release feb 2014. We only got our titles this year June. Just…

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Salvi
Sep 01, 2015 12:30 pm
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Turtle Girl
Aug 31, 2015 7:26 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
31 August 2015

When Do You Need An Edge Beam?

When Do You Need An Edge Beam?
QLD

Hi 1st-timers Do you have piles beneath the footings along the garage boundary? More information is required..Hmm $2k for a couple of cubic metres of concrete What do you…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 31, 2015 3:40 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
DingoD64
DingoD64
31 August 2015

Building the McLaren by Dechellis

Building the McLaren by Dechellis
SA
1 ... 71, 72, 73

Hi Mclaren, I have spent many hours reading your build. We are doing our selections currently for 'The Vogue'. I cant recall, did you get soft…

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DingoD64
Aug 31, 2015 1:30 pm
DingoD64
KateArnold
KateArnold
31 August 2015

McDonald Jones Homes - Chelsea One

McDonald Jones Homes - Chelsea One
NSW

Hi There, We have been placed on the construction list to start our Chelsea One home... they say within 20 days construction will start. What have peoples experiences…

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KateArnold
Aug 31, 2015 1:08 pm
jessicana10
jessicana10
31 August 2015

Is anyone building the Monterey with Milton facade (Henley)?

Is anyone building the Monterey with Milton facade (Henley)?
VIC

Yeah the window did cost extra, I think maybe $400 I'm not sure but we got timber too which was also $600 to have all facade windows in timber. We got just render on the…

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jessicana10
Aug 31, 2015 12:53 pm
jessicana10


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