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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
dextel
dextel
18 October 2015

Eliza Ponds - Spearwood WA

Eliza Ponds - Spearwood WA
WA
1, 2, 3

It was Dreamstart homes

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dextel
Oct 18, 2015 12:43 am
adamnkeryn
adamnkeryn
17 October 2015

Alkira Estate (Horsely) Registration

Alkira Estate (Horsely) Registration
NSW

A question to those out there that have bought land in Alkira Estate, Horsely... Does anyone know where we are with regards to registration? The…

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adamnkeryn
Oct 17, 2015 12:27 pm
AshT17
AshT17
17 October 2015

Barrington Homes NSW

Barrington Homes NSW
NSW

This is our unpleasant experience with Barrington Homes, sorry its lengthy; We asked for a quote in August 2014 it cost $500 despite other companies doing it for free.…

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AshT17
Oct 17, 2015 6:45 am
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
16 October 2015

progress payment

progress payment
TAS

Thanks archetto

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nat_luke1
Oct 16, 2015 7:12 pm
Nicole1983
Nicole1983
16 October 2015

Just sign contract with M3tr!con...

Just sign contract with M3tr!con...

Hi Aya99, We are building in Keilor East, VIC. Nolan used to be our consideration but our land is too small. Hi Sparkycarla, Where are you go…

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Nicole1983
Oct 16, 2015 3:10 pm
Nicole1983
Nicole1983
16 October 2015

Valley Lake, Keilor

Valley Lake, Keilor
VIC

Hi, we are looking to builder in Keilor East - Vally lake. our is 5m slopping block.Any idea about site cost for 28 sq ? any recommendations on builders appreciated. Thanks,

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Nicole1983
Oct 16, 2015 3:07 pm
Nicole1983
Nicole1983
16 October 2015

Valley Lake, Keilor

Valley Lake, Keilor
VIC

Hi, we are looking to builder in Keilor East - Vally lake. our is 5m slopping block.Any idea about site cost for 28 sq ? any recommendations on builders appreciated. Thanks,

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Nicole1983
Oct 16, 2015 3:07 pm
FirstTimePDBuilder
FirstTimePDBuilder
16 October 2015

15-20cm gap between two brick garages - WWYD?

15-20cm gap between two brick garages - WWYD?
VIC

According to their plans they are building directly on it. And our builder would have done so too if we weren't a knock down rebuild. They just don't want the hassle of…

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FirstTimePDBuilder
Oct 16, 2015 1:36 pm
FirstTimePDBuilder
SteveMc
SteveMc
16 October 2015

KDR - stormwater treatment, sewerage, electricity pole, gas

KDR - stormwater treatment, sewerage, electricity pole, gas

We used Demo Corp for the demolition. Even though the certifier supposedly inspects each engineering item, i will be doing an independent inspection on frames /brick work…

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SteveMc
Oct 16, 2015 9:50 am
SteveMc
JustinInPerth
JustinInPerth
14 October 2015

Alex's first home build: Keys!!!!

Alex's first home build: Keys!!!!
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

It's looking amazing man sorry about the slow reply! You must be super happy!

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JustinInPerth
Oct 14, 2015 4:09 pm
JustinInPerth
Elmo05
Elmo05
14 October 2015

M3 Residential - PCI STILL NOT COMPLETE 5 Months & Waiting!

M3 Residential - PCI STILL NOT COMPLETE 5 Months & Waiting!
WA
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Hi all, first time user.... We've also built with M3 and have had many issues. Are you guys still getting a group together. Please let me know as we would be more than…

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Elmo05
Oct 14, 2015 5:45 am
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Room2Breathe
Oct 13, 2015 8:44 pm
MrsJM
MrsJM
13 October 2015

Demolition quotes - what to look for

Demolition quotes - what to look for
NSW

Thanks for the info. I have had 7 quotes come back & the 2 cheapest have not come out to visit the site - just looked at google maps for…

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MrsJM
Oct 13, 2015 8:18 pm
MrsJM
ChantalMaree
ChantalMaree
13 October 2015

Design help for Kitchen and Laundry

Design help for Kitchen and Laundry
WA

I saw a great display home and what they did with that laundry type area was first the put a wall down the middle of your laundry and have a door…

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ChantalMaree
Oct 13, 2015 5:02 pm
ChantalMaree
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
13 October 2015

Site costs for double story compared to single story?

Site costs for double story compared to single story?
VIC

Hi Kylz4 What does your Geotech report say in regards to the bearing capacity (kPa) of the ground/Site? Whatever cost savings you may think you are entitle to (because of…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 13, 2015 3:34 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Nyssa+Lachlan
Nyssa+Lachlan
13 October 2015

Anyone building in Brentwood Forest?

Anyone building in Brentwood Forest?
QLD

Simonds fixed price for 10500 for us, plantation wanted to charge us 29000

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Nyssa+Lachlan
Oct 13, 2015 2:42 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan
Champagne4lulu
Champagne4lulu
13 October 2015

cost to seal grout? rough cost for whole house

cost to seal grout? rough cost for whole house
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi everyone! :) I realise this is quite an old thread but I was hoping to get some feedback on your grout sealing? Our tiles are being grouted as we speak in living,…

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Champagne4lulu
Oct 13, 2015 1:35 pm
deepa_chetan
deepa_chetan
13 October 2015

Stanley green townhouses

Stanley green townhouses
VIC

Hi, Has anybody purchased off the plan townhouses from Stanley green? Thanks

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deepa_chetan
Oct 13, 2015 11:37 am
deepa_chetan
deepa_chetan
13 October 2015

Building with Edge Point Homes

Building with Edge Point Homes
VIC

Hi Guys, Has anyone built or going to build with Edge Point homes? Thanks

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deepa_chetan
Oct 13, 2015 11:28 am
Woolyfish
Woolyfish
13 October 2015

Dandalup Estate

Dandalup Estate
WA
1, 2

I know I'm almost tempted to ask for…

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Woolyfish
Oct 13, 2015 1:41 am
Woolyfish
mamakan
mamakan
12 October 2015

Como Perth - Some Progress

Como Perth - Some Progress
WA
1 ... 36, 37, 38

Following your new build Echo. First house looks amazing :) Who are you building the new houses with?

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mamakan
Oct 12, 2015 11:05 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
12 October 2015

Hydraunic underfloor heating

Hydraunic underfloor heating
SA

Hi, so you are building in Adelaide. Have nothing to offer re underfloor heating except to say when I did appointment at Beaumonts it was lovely the room was warm and I…

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bluesteel
Oct 12, 2015 8:14 pm
bluesteel
Mon445
Mon445
12 October 2015

Tile & Laminate selections HGWA

Tile & Laminate selections HGWA
WA

Bdalby- both Crosby and euro have builders allowance tiles with quite a range of colours- just find out the price/m and then go to crosbys and get them to show you tiles…

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Mon445
Oct 12, 2015 7:48 pm
ranbir
ranbir
12 October 2015

Whiteman Edge-Blueprint Homes: PCI Complete!!!

Whiteman Edge-Blueprint Homes: PCI Complete!!!
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hi All, Need advise I am planing to buy a block in "BALURAN AVENUE" Stockland Brabhram whiteman edge. Could you please help and guide me how the street is? I have 2 young…

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ranbir
Oct 12, 2015 5:47 pm
iverson_iii
iverson_iii
12 October 2015

Building seaview 31 RAWSON

Building seaview 31 RAWSON
NSW

Pongie, we got back about 1k or so. they had a provisional allowance of 1k for added piering, which wasn't used. Just locked back and we had almost 8-9k of added site…

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iverson_iii
Oct 12, 2015 5:31 pm
SaberX
SaberX
12 October 2015

Investment Property - Anticon colourbond insulation

Investment Property - Anticon colourbond insulation
WA

I did post on propertychat, so may seem like a doubleup for those that frequent both forums. Wondering if adding in anticon to my new build (that insulation backed foil…

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SaberX
Oct 12, 2015 5:03 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
12 October 2015

Good companies to use for knock down rebuild

Good companies to use for knock down rebuild
NSW

As a builder on the Central Coast we have provided homes for numerous knock-down rebuild solutions in the Sydney area. One of the great factors about doing a knock-down…

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Ponzu
Oct 12, 2015 9:21 am


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