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KKPP
KKPP
14 February 2016

Problem with location of gas meter

Problem with location of gas meter
NSW

Hi All, We're building with a major project home builder. Our internal gas pipes have just been installed and we have noticed that they're planning to install the gas…

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KKPP
Feb 14, 2016 6:50 pm
pummers.fb
pummers.fb
14 February 2016

ICF House

ICF House
NSW

I'm looking for a builder in Sydney to build a single residential house with a basement that is cut into the slope of the land. There is also a secondary garage in the…

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pummers.fb
Feb 14, 2016 3:20 pm
Firstbuild 15
Firstbuild 15
14 February 2016

Cracks in every corner of new build!!!!

Cracks in every corner of new build!!!!
VIC

I purchased when the buid was just about finished so didn't do soil tests. I am planning on getting an independent inspection after seeing these cracks though

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Firstbuild 15
Feb 14, 2016 12:32 pm
jaslee
jaslee
14 February 2016

Opinion

Opinion
VIC

Hi newaussiedan, these are some of the inclusions that my partner and I really liked: - BAL 12.5 - Colorbond roof with whirlybird - Double glazed windows (low-e for…

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jaslee
Feb 14, 2016 11:04 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
14 February 2016

How often does your site supervisor visit your site?

How often does your site supervisor visit your site?
QLD

Top SS Excuses 1. I've done this on other jobs? its OK no, need to ask our engineers they wont talk to you? 2. The materials are not available,delivered or the wrong…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 14, 2016 8:05 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 February 2016

Custom home: about to get quotes.. Help

Custom home: about to get quotes.. Help
QLD

As per ddarochs comment above. A really comprehensive specification ( otherwise known as inclusion schedule etc ) that details the job down to every nut and bolt is…

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Stewie D
Feb 13, 2016 5:48 pm
spicyrice
spicyrice
13 February 2016

Building with Granvue

Building with Granvue
VIC

Hi elt83, about to leave to do the big deed. thanks for this very valuable info. Will let you know how it goes. regards, spicy rice

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spicyrice
Feb 13, 2016 8:51 am
cooper229
cooper229
12 February 2016

Dakota build in VIC with Simonds - Our first home!

Dakota build in VIC with Simonds - Our first home!
VIC

How did your build go? We are hoping to build a Dakota in north Vic soon

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cooper229
Feb 12, 2016 9:42 pm
cooper229
Jay31
Jay31
12 February 2016

KDR

KDR
NSW

Im just having so much issue trying to find someone who will be able to draw up this site plan for me? Does anyone know of who I can contact that would be able to do one?

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Jay31
Feb 12, 2016 7:57 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
12 February 2016

Building complete - but some items are not as per plans.

Building complete - but some items are not as per plans.

Regarding the door, a possibility may be to remove the door handle, and replace it with flush pulls on each side, and then a roller catch instead of the standard latch. …

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oneJohn
Feb 12, 2016 1:56 pm
oneJohn
The_Fireplace
The_Fireplace
12 February 2016

Anyone got a gas fireplace in your new home

Anyone got a gas fireplace in your new home
NSW

Don't be fooled into buying a fireplace that can't deliver the looks and style you are after. We install, convert and supply fireplaces all around Australia and due to…

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The_Fireplace
Feb 12, 2016 12:05 pm
dojrude
dojrude
11 February 2016

Stair Install Question

Stair Install Question
VIC

Thanks, that makes sense. So it's the stringer that holds the weight. That makes me think that the timber framing attached to the outside edge isn't for support and is…

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dojrude
Feb 11, 2016 8:41 pm
2Bytheseaside
2Bytheseaside
11 February 2016

Anyone recommend auilding inspector in Perth - 2 storey home

Anyone recommend auilding inspector in Perth - 2 storey home
WA

Hi Can anyone recommend a building inspector that they've used and were happy with? We'd like to get quotes on an inspection for our double storey build which is already…

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2Bytheseaside
Feb 11, 2016 7:36 pm
robarcher_83
robarcher_83
11 February 2016

Redink build - has this happened to anyone else?

Redink build - has this happened to anyone else?
WA

Hi Perthgirl, so sorry only just seen post. Yeh they concreted all holes in slab and plastered and fixed walls. So looks all normal now.

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robarcher_83
Feb 11, 2016 4:15 pm
TomCat
TomCat
11 February 2016

Soil test - Southern highlands NSW

Soil test - Southern highlands NSW
NSW

Look up engineers (building/construction) in your local directory ... If they don't do it, they'll refer you to a local soil doctor (forgot what they're called even thigh…

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TomCat
Feb 11, 2016 8:07 am
TomCat
twin_dad
twin_dad
11 February 2016

Stormwater & Concreting

Stormwater & Concreting
SA

Compltely agree TC, it should be part of the plumbing component. However as you mentioned they don't want to be responsible for it. We had a bobcat driver rip up a…

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twin_dad
Feb 11, 2016 8:05 am
M and T
M and T
10 February 2016

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW

HI everyone We're building with Metricon and wanted to find out if any one had problems with the cornices not being straight? Our Cornices just got put up but some of…

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M and T
Feb 10, 2016 9:02 pm
M and T
Michelle
Michelle
10 February 2016

Render help needed!!

Render help needed!!
NSW

Yes I always recommend sample pots !! :)

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Michelle
Feb 10, 2016 6:17 pm
Michelle
lizbf85
lizbf85
10 February 2016

Drysdale 30 - PD - A slight delay but good news PHOTO UPDATE

Drysdale 30 - PD - A slight delay but good news PHOTO UPDATE
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

hoping your still an active member!!! out of curiosity did you upgrade the render to a little more of the facade? we are currently building with PD and wanted to see…

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lizbf85
Feb 10, 2016 3:16 pm
Alexright62
Alexright62
10 February 2016

Allworth - Harmony Entertainer

Allworth - Harmony Entertainer
NSW

We are also building harmony entertainer. Currently paid 4K as deposit. Any suggestions.

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Alexright62
Feb 10, 2016 2:47 pm
Kelgofast
Kelgofast
10 February 2016

Poor Silicon application

Poor Silicon application
QLD

Hey, we are still waiting on ours to be installed but keen to see what other people have.

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Kelgofast
Feb 10, 2016 12:57 pm
Kelgofast
Arielbj
Arielbj
10 February 2016

Building contract review (time frame)

Building contract review (time frame)
VIC

They will mail the hard copy and you sign and return. But, most of the volume builder wouldn't not change their terms just for you. We build with Masterton, it took us one…

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Arielbj
Feb 10, 2016 11:37 am
Ashie87
Ashie87
10 February 2016

Media Room Pics Please

Media Room Pics Please
QLD

Am trying to get ideas for how I want my media room to look.. whether to paint it dark or light, speakers etc.. Can people please post pics please?

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Ashie87
Feb 10, 2016 8:32 am
lizbf85
lizbf85
9 February 2016

Forsyth 38 with Porter Davis

Forsyth 38 with Porter Davis
VIC

Hi are you able to help with a question about the abolishment of the elec and gas? when exactly did you do this? do you do it asap, or do should you wait until the…

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lizbf85
Feb 09, 2016 8:57 pm
Hearny87
Hearny87
9 February 2016

Help Regarding - Titles Delay ( Baldivis Parks Stage 4 ) ?

Help Regarding - Titles Delay ( Baldivis Parks Stage 4 ) ?
WA

Hi, Forgive my ignorance if this is an obvious answer. Our titles were originally due in October, then delayed a month each month, to which we are now told the reason is…

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Hearny87
Feb 09, 2016 7:01 pm
Hearny87
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
9 February 2016

Acreage without planning permit

Acreage without planning permit
VIC

My council in rural South Australia only allows houses to be build on sites greater than 20 hectares (about 40 acres) without special planning permission. Building…

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Beetaloo
Feb 09, 2016 6:16 pm
Beetaloo
va1000
va1000
9 February 2016

Has anyone built with Nu-Era Homes

Has anyone built with Nu-Era Homes
NSW

I am planning to build custom home with Nu-Era homes. They seem to be very flexible. Has anybody build home with them recently? If so what is your experience?

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va1000
Feb 09, 2016 6:07 pm
jpmontoya
jpmontoya
9 February 2016

Our first home with Summit - WIR pics!!

Our first home with Summit - WIR pics!!
WA
1 ... 49, 50, 51

Face trims are only sold by few microwave manufacturers so yep I will suggest first check with your manufacturer.

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jpmontoya
Feb 09, 2016 3:33 pm
jpmontoya
Marie
Marie
9 February 2016

Building with Granvue (Vic)?

Building with Granvue (Vic)?
VIC

Thanks Elt will do. We are still deciding but so far they are the one that we have been more content with. Will keep you updated ;-) Cheers, Marie

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Marie
Feb 09, 2016 2:16 pm
JustinInPerth
JustinInPerth
9 February 2016

Commodore Homes, Alkimos Beach - Moved in - New pics!

Commodore Homes, Alkimos Beach - Moved in - New pics!
WA
1 ... 46, 47, 48

It is looking amazing BS12! Kitchen looks epic and the side garden looks lovely! Everything is getting there man! Can't wait to see your front garden done up! What a…

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JustinInPerth
Feb 09, 2016 10:23 am
JustinInPerth
PammyD
PammyD
9 February 2016

Bifold doors - Tell me all about them :)

Bifold doors - Tell me all about them :)
NSW

Hi All, We are still in early stages of building but i am keen to hear your thoughts and reviews about bifold doors. I think theyre great because of how the really open…

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PammyD
Feb 09, 2016 7:56 am
Lisa Wilson
Lisa Wilson
8 February 2016

Granvue homes Mickleham

Granvue homes Mickleham
VIC

Hi everyone. Looking at signing up with Granvue homes to build an Opal in Mickleham. Has anyone built with them out this way? I like their design and would to talk to…

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Lisa Wilson
Feb 08, 2016 9:40 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
8 February 2016

Exteriror Paint

Exteriror Paint
VIC

Thank u for your suggestion .. i will go for the grey palates..

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Crazyk
Feb 08, 2016 9:12 pm
Crazyk
anj85
anj85
8 February 2016

Building @ Harcrest, Wantirna South

Building @ Harcrest, Wantirna South
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hi there, I'm nearly done building at Harcrest. I'm looking for landscapers to do the sides and back yard. Can anyone recommend someone they have used? Thanks.

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anj85
Feb 08, 2016 4:19 pm
Twinklestarfish
Twinklestarfish
8 February 2016

Kit, container, and unusual budget homes

Kit, container, and unusual budget homes
QLD

Thanks guys! No block yet but we're aiming for acreage :) we'd like at least 3 acres with creek or river access, SQ or NNSW

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Twinklestarfish
Feb 08, 2016 2:42 pm
Tracey70
Tracey70
8 February 2016

New Simonds homes thread

New Simonds homes thread

Thank you. We have decided on blackwood bricks, monument colourbond roof, dune cladding and black windows. I was thinking of adding a light timber look for cupboards etc…

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Tracey70
Feb 08, 2016 2:16 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
8 February 2016

3 month maintenance

3 month maintenance
VIC

3 months ? We did 12. But - yes - write EVERYTHING down. And - look up !

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Saint Mike
Feb 08, 2016 2:02 pm
Saint Mike
Rosie555
Rosie555
8 February 2016

Knock Down Rebuild Custom Build - G J Gardener

Knock Down Rebuild Custom Build - G J Gardener
NSW

Hello New to forum and slowly navigating. I was wondering if anyone has built a custom home with G J Gardener in Newcastle. The builder is Mark Eddy and if so what has…

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Rosie555
Feb 08, 2016 11:38 am
teigs1
teigs1
8 February 2016

Grey pebble render with monument roof anyone?

Grey pebble render with monument roof anyone?
NSW

Just wondering if anyone has a monument roof with grey pebble render?? If possible with pics and what you think of the render in the sun? We are about to render and i am…

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teigs1
Feb 08, 2016 10:46 am
ddarroch
ddarroch
7 February 2016

Starting out - but tricky triangle short depth block

Starting out - but tricky triangle short depth block
NSW

I'd suggest you try to find a design that is orientated correctly, with north facing living areas. This will make the house more comfortable to live in, & will minimize…

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ddarroch
Feb 07, 2016 10:14 pm
lizbf85
lizbf85
7 February 2016

RENDERER NEEDED - melbourne- have work drawings need quote

RENDERER NEEDED - melbourne- have work drawings need quote
VIC

hi my husband and i are building with porter davis is may and want to know what additional render will cost external. we have the work drawing of our facade and need to…

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lizbf85
Feb 07, 2016 9:37 pm
lizbf85
lizbf85
7 February 2016

If anyone needs a renderer in Melbourne!!!

If anyone needs a renderer in Melbourne!!!
VIC

are you still available! looking for someone for the end of 2016 in hadfield

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lizbf85
Feb 07, 2016 9:33 pm
Asian Nerd
Asian Nerd
7 February 2016

Steel House in Perth

Steel House in Perth
WA

Hi Guys, I am an asian migrant who is interested in building a house in Perth. I'd like to know if there are any home builders building a house using steel frame. I can…

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Asian Nerd
Feb 07, 2016 6:56 pm
kyliebsmith
kyliebsmith
7 February 2016

Simonds Homes problems

Simonds Homes problems
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Thanks I really needed to hear this.

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kyliebsmith
Feb 07, 2016 12:28 pm
Bonnie21
Bonnie21
6 February 2016

CONTRACT SIGNING

CONTRACT SIGNING
VIC

Agree to above, see a lawyer and building consultant so you know that you understand your contract and you won't pay significant about of money during construction due to…

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Bonnie21
Feb 06, 2016 9:28 pm
alibaba11
alibaba11
6 February 2016

BluePrint Homes Build at Bletchley Park - Brick Work

BluePrint Homes Build at Bletchley Park - Brick Work
WA
1, 2, 3

Hi Buddy, we reached Lock Up this week. The build has been progressing very quickly indeed. We have been pretty busy running around to look at all the post handover…

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alibaba11
Feb 06, 2016 7:59 pm
Joie23
Joie23
6 February 2016

Glass garage door in new estate

Glass garage door in new estate
NSW

Has online been allowed a garage door with glass panels in new estates? We are wanting to build in spring farm and want to garage to get natural light and lots of it.…

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Joie23
Feb 06, 2016 4:01 pm
teigs1
teigs1
6 February 2016

Too much gloss? please help!

Too much gloss? please help!
NSW

Thanks for the reply kylie. Cleaning is one of my worries!

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teigs1
Feb 06, 2016 7:32 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
6 February 2016

Best WA builder?

Best WA builder?
WA

The WA dept of Commerce (CA,BC,etc) knows who the worst builder is..LOL, but they won't tell you that.

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 06, 2016 7:23 am
StructuralBIMGuy

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