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TomCat
TomCat
19 July 2015

Building with simonds in willowvale, qld

Building with simonds in willowvale, qld
QLD

Welcome! Which house design are you building Kylie? What couloirs do you like... Warm, cool bright?

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TomCat
Jul 19, 2015 3:36 am
TomCat
Charlotte2b
Charlotte2b
19 July 2015

HGWA; Start of Construction Ellenbrook

HGWA; Start of Construction Ellenbrook
WA

Hi :) I love the look of the Bordeaux. We are also building in Ellenbrook (charlottes vineyard) and our slab was finished 3rd July. Once our earthworks were done our slab…

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Charlotte2b
Jul 19, 2015 12:27 am
Charlotte2b
adrianaa
adrianaa
19 July 2015

3 bigger or 4 smaller bedrooms?

3 bigger or 4 smaller bedrooms?
NSW

I think 4 bedrooms are better than 3 bedrooms, as long as they are not smaller than 3x3. As someone already mentioned, better resale value in the future. The 4th bedroom…

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adrianaa
Jul 19, 2015 12:11 am
koston44
koston44
18 July 2015

Lily Homes

Lily Homes
NSW

You can still change. They just charge an extra change fee if you change during build.

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koston44
Jul 18, 2015 11:43 pm
koston44
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ColleyCrew
Jul 18, 2015 10:25 pm
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Althom
Jul 18, 2015 3:37 pm
Althom
Vino0512
Vino0512
18 July 2015

Whats wrong with this facade?

Whats wrong with this facade?
NSW

I love your dark brick (what are they?) but agree with @dan - the main brick looks very yellow. What were you planning to do with driveway/ landscaping out the front?…

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Vino0512
Jul 18, 2015 2:50 pm
travisaus
travisaus
18 July 2015

recessed niche shelf in shower - does it work?

recessed niche shelf in shower - does it work?
NSW
1, 2, 3

Of course - I have a few the full length of my showers. To be honest, if they can't waterproof a niche I'd be worried at what they could do... It's not a hard process.

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travisaus
Jul 18, 2015 1:12 pm
Tribe7
Tribe7
18 July 2015

Metricon build - anyone NOT upgrade ceiling heights

Metricon build - anyone NOT upgrade ceiling heights
VIC

Pleasure , hope you start a thread would love to follow another m build. What are you building?

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Tribe7
Jul 18, 2015 10:41 am
Tribe7
Antismarthome
Antismarthome
18 July 2015

Smart Homes for Living

Smart Homes for Living
WA

Hello, there are quite a few reviews on product review site. The link can't be posted here, please do google search. I wouldn't trust the positive reviews though. We are…

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Antismarthome
Jul 18, 2015 12:57 am
venva
venva
17 July 2015

Who is building with Aushomes (or built recently) ??

Who is building with Aushomes (or built recently) ??
QLD

Hi there. Planning to sign contract with Aushomes soon to build a house at Fitzgibbon QLD. Anyone has any recent experience working with them? All reviews out there are…

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venva
Jul 17, 2015 9:36 pm
Emmz70
Emmz70
17 July 2015

Websites to help make decisions on exterior colours

Websites to help make decisions on exterior colours
NSW

http://www.dulux.com.au This does both interior and exterior. http://boralsampler.com.au/m.html This one is exterior Not sure if its what your looking for though. Have fun

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Emmz70
Jul 17, 2015 9:07 pm
livpal5
livpal5
17 July 2015

Duke's Double - PCI 19th June

Duke's Double - PCI 19th June
WA
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Been following ur build. Hanging out to see ur concrete floors. Cant wait.

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livpal5
Jul 17, 2015 8:47 pm
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andy1980
Jul 17, 2015 2:31 pm
Rache
Rache
17 July 2015

Amelia & Nathan's First Home with HGWA- We're in!!!

Amelia & Nathan's First Home with HGWA- We're in!!!
WA
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Heya Meelz. Hope you have settled into your beautiful home and are enjoying decorating. We would love to see some moved in pics!

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Rache
Jul 17, 2015 12:14 pm
Rache
Rache
Rache
17 July 2015

REDINK Build - NOR - Key Handover 3rd Oct!!!

REDINK Build - NOR - Key Handover 3rd Oct!!!
WA
1 ... 50, 51, 52

So glad your baby girl is doing well now Rosie, and hope you are holding up ok too as it must have been incredibly stressful for you and hubby. All the best to you.

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Rache
Jul 17, 2015 11:50 am
Rache
harmelb
harmelb
17 July 2015

Simonds Sanctuary in Brisbane- Moved in, Pics!!

Simonds Sanctuary in Brisbane- Moved in, Pics!!
QLD
1 ... 7, 8, 9

How are things at your end RU 2014? Hope you are enjoying every bits and pieces in your home and trying to add more to it...

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harmelb
Jul 17, 2015 10:11 am
harmelb
rmjose18
rmjose18
17 July 2015

Anybody need soil?

Anybody need soil?
NSW

does anyone know of any contacts who would take soil.

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rmjose18
Jul 17, 2015 10:05 am
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Katty_cat
Jul 17, 2015 9:44 am
mandy+steve
mandy+steve
17 July 2015

Our Hollywood III with Highbury Homes

Our Hollywood III with Highbury Homes
WA

Rachalex have you chosen tiles? We're dying to see some photos!

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mandy+steve
Jul 17, 2015 12:03 am
mandy+steve
rhoean
rhoean
16 July 2015

m3 residential 10 months building

m3 residential 10 months building
WA

10 months and had enough have had to go to the building commission now they've been very good though and its not as difficult as we thought. Have booked another…

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rhoean
Jul 16, 2015 10:38 pm
Joker
Joker
16 July 2015

Henley Mainvue Behind the scenes

Henley Mainvue Behind the scenes
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Joker, my guess is that…

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Joker
Jul 16, 2015 10:34 pm
Canberra_gal
Canberra_gal
16 July 2015

Brick selection - Austral Wilderness Range

Brick selection - Austral Wilderness Range
NSW

We have ended up selecting the PGH Espresso - it has a bit more variation in it compared to Austral's wilderness range, which we also looked at. But that's because we like…

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Canberra_gal
Jul 16, 2015 9:27 pm
Canberra_gal
Joker
Joker
16 July 2015

Metricon Flooring Dilemmas

Metricon Flooring Dilemmas
NSW

Good on you standing your ground, you will benefit , as I agree scotia so so ugly on any wood floor.

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Joker
Jul 16, 2015 7:34 pm
Yarborough
Yarborough
16 July 2015

Hotondo homes feedback

Hotondo homes feedback
NSW

Hi, can't speak about Hotondo, but we've had a pretty good experience with TaylorMade who are nearly finished what will be our first home in Cameron Park. Everything is…

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Yarborough
Jul 16, 2015 3:46 pm
Yarborough
Matt1
Matt1
16 July 2015

Cost on TV antenna in new build seems high?

Cost on TV antenna in new build seems high?
QLD

I paid $550 for a UHF antenna, masthead amplifier and install to 3 existing outlets in Sydney recently. This was good quality gear.

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Matt1
Jul 16, 2015 3:35 pm
Matt1
Jwalt
Jwalt
16 July 2015

dilla's place - we've got curtains!

dilla's place - we've got curtains!
1 ... 47, 48, 49

Hi Dilla, I know I'm a bit late to this thread party but I've just read 20 pages of 49 and it's a hilarious roller coaster ride! We are at 'waiting for title' stage, and…

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Jwalt
Jul 16, 2015 8:51 am
Jwalt
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llomas
Jul 16, 2015 8:08 am
llomas
archetto
archetto
15 July 2015

Time taken to build a double storey

Time taken to build a double storey
VIC

Our contract is 360 days, they said 9 months but it's more like 12 months

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archetto
Jul 15, 2015 9:53 pm
archetto
oneJohn
oneJohn
15 July 2015

3 smaller or 4 larger bedrooms?

3 smaller or 4 larger bedrooms?
NSW

As long as the bedrooms are over about 10m2 plus robes, then a 4br place will generally be worth more for resale or rental. Bear in mind that rather than a larger…

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oneJohn
Jul 15, 2015 7:21 pm
oneJohn
EmmaW84
EmmaW84
15 July 2015

Liquidated Damages and HIA Contract VIC

Liquidated Damages and HIA Contract VIC
VIC
1, 2

We have confirmed fence up and site scrape oct 31st, 260 days from this is July 17th :)

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EmmaW84
Jul 15, 2015 6:38 pm
vijaytee1
vijaytee1
15 July 2015

Going halves in new fencing

Going halves in new fencing
QLD

with timber fences we have had you tend to have the 'good side' on one fence line and a bad side' on the other isn't that normal? If one person…

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vijaytee1
Jul 15, 2015 6:16 pm
vijaytee1
Redliner
Redliner
14 July 2015

Aussie Country Home SELF BUILD

Aussie Country Home SELF BUILD
NSW

I am retired and essentially building my own 3 bedroom, two storey home by myself. Although never a commercial builder or tradie I WAS at one time a professional in the…

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Redliner
Jul 14, 2015 10:53 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
14 July 2015

Exterior color help

Exterior color help
QLD

dulux dieskau (walls) Colorbond monument (gutter/facia) Cant tell you roof, as its not our product but id second a guess at colorbond Dune

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rebuilder86
Jul 14, 2015 9:39 pm
bashworth
bashworth
14 July 2015

Driveway options

Driveway options
NSW

Hello, My builder didn't build the driveway, and I am on low budget now. Is it an option to do most of the work myself like levelling the…

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bashworth
Jul 14, 2015 7:56 pm
bashworth
jay patel
jay patel
14 July 2015

Render Dune, oyster Bricks and roof Monument can work

Render Dune, oyster Bricks and roof Monument can work
SA

thank you so much for your picture. actually i really like this bricks now. its looks amazing and your combinations are great ..

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jay patel
Jul 14, 2015 6:16 pm
AJW
AJW
14 July 2015

Brick colour choices & making a decision

Brick colour choices & making a decision
NSW

Must admit Sydney Blue wasn't too expensive either. $1500 for the whole house, but wife decided enough cost was enough. Even though a simple brick and brown reckon the…

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AJW
Jul 14, 2015 2:16 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
14 July 2015

Building a new house - where to start?

Building a new house - where to start?
NSW

Overall, I don't think it matters too much which part of the house you start with, as it ends up being iterative: you revisit your early decisions in the light of other…

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oneJohn
Jul 14, 2015 12:51 pm
oneJohn
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
14 July 2015

Surfmist vs white for windows, garage door and fascia

Surfmist vs white for windows, garage door and fascia
NSW
1, 2

I'm another surfmist fan, my house has surfmist roof with cream brick and white shutters and it looks fine. ::smile:: I think you will be very happy with your choice!

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Treeseachanger
Jul 14, 2015 11:12 am
bashworth
bashworth
13 July 2015

Build my house (rental & living)

Build my house (rental & living)
VIC

Most modern estates have Development Guidelines limiting the build to a single house on a block. (see http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2012/07/dev ... guidlines/) If you want…

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bashworth
Jul 13, 2015 9:44 pm
bashworth
goody59
goody59
13 July 2015

Iseekblinds.com.au

Iseekblinds.com.au
VIC

Hi, my wife and I visited the showroom of iseekblinds.com.au in Thomastown, Melbourne today. Mike and his team were very friendly and showed us some great products. We…

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goody59
Jul 13, 2015 4:02 pm
goody59
tal09
tal09
13 July 2015

Noosa 29 - Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Noosa 29 - Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi Katie - how did PCI and handover go? Do you have photos?

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tal09
Jul 13, 2015 3:03 pm
tal09
Beazley77
Beazley77
13 July 2015

Feedback & comment on neighbors application

Feedback & comment on neighbors application
WA

I'd say no. Their habitable room should be 1m from the boundary to enable you to maintain your amenity at your entrance. I'd they are on the north side is also say being…

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Beazley77
Jul 13, 2015 11:20 am
Beazley77
frozenflame
frozenflame
13 July 2015

Building with Everyday Homes

Building with Everyday Homes
NSW

Hi All, Has anyone build a home with Everyday Homes? Is the finishing good? ANy problem you have with the house build by them? Cheers.

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frozenflame
Jul 13, 2015 9:16 am
leighton
leighton
13 July 2015

Custom builders vs Project builders

Custom builders vs Project builders
QLD

In some ways custom builders can be cheaper. This can easily be the case when the custom builder designs and builds the home to suit the site rather than just providing a…

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leighton
Jul 13, 2015 8:56 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
13 July 2015

Building contract: to sign or not to sign

Building contract: to sign or not to sign
NSW

The contour lines should be shown on the site plan and they are important in that sense, of course. You use them to show location, extent, and depth of excavation. From…

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leighton
Jul 13, 2015 8:49 am
leighton
goody59
goody59
13 July 2015

private inspector

private inspector
VIC

The opinions are spot on…

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goody59
Jul 13, 2015 8:47 am
goody59
liquidnitro
liquidnitro
12 July 2015

New home build - incorrect windows installed in bathroom

New home build - incorrect windows installed in bathroom
ACT

Thank you all for the responses. I too will probably see this as an annoyance (I've been allocated the affected sink by the wife)! And just looks like a design flaw for…

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liquidnitro
Jul 12, 2015 4:45 pm
Joker
Joker
12 July 2015

Building on a sloping block in NE suburbs of Melbourne

Building on a sloping block in NE suburbs of Melbourne
VIC

Just finished a build with 7metre fall over 35 metre distance from high back to front of block, doesnt have to be split level, has ours is double garage with laundry and…

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Joker
Jul 12, 2015 2:46 pm


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