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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
Noelle1986
Noelle1986
6 February 2016

Oracle Platinum

Oracle Platinum
NSW

That would explain the delays

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Noelle1986
Feb 05, 2016 11:08 pm
mandy+steve
mandy+steve
5 February 2016

architect, drafter or building designer ?

architect, drafter or building designer ?
WA

We are also building with Highbury homes - had PCI today! amazing experience with this builder, have previously built with summit who were good but the communication from…

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mandy+steve
Feb 05, 2016 10:00 pm
mandy+steve
Matt1
Matt1
5 February 2016

2 Kids + Triplets = Need a bigger house! - Driveway done

2 Kids + Triplets = Need a bigger house! - Driveway done
NSW
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hey Tribe the side and front is basically done. Just waiting on the DA for the rear to be approved so can do that bit. I've been sending a Jims Diggers guy broke drilling…

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Matt1
Feb 05, 2016 9:28 am
Matt1
Dan122
Dan122
5 February 2016

Who could build on Battelaxe block with steep long driveway

Who could build on Battelaxe block with steep long driveway
NSW

We are using tullipan homes for our sloping block amd they have been awsome so far .

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Dan122
Feb 05, 2016 9:26 am
teigs1
teigs1
4 February 2016

Bath niche placement

Bath niche placement
NSW

Our bath is 15 cm wider than the niche, i hope it doesnt look odd but from the searches ive done both placements looked fine so initially my worry was the bottles but now…

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teigs1
Feb 04, 2016 8:38 pm
weezy_cat
weezy_cat
4 February 2016

Help needed to ID colours

Help needed to ID colours

Hi Yes that would be easier and prob quicker. :D

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weezy_cat
Feb 04, 2016 4:35 pm
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EPaul888
Feb 04, 2016 3:20 pm
wilson0205
wilson0205
4 February 2016

First home builder Townsville

First home builder Townsville
QLD

Sorry for the late reply, I have just been really busy with work and the house design/plans. Anyway we will be starting to build in the next couple of weeks. I will…

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wilson0205
Feb 04, 2016 12:22 pm
landlubber
landlubber
4 February 2016

Building in Mapleton Grove, Kellyville North?

Building in Mapleton Grove, Kellyville North?
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi All, Anyone in this thread living in Mapleton Avenue at the Barry Road end? Do you know if the excavation company Raygal on the other side of Mapleton Avenue are moving?

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landlubber
Feb 04, 2016 12:03 pm
clueless2009
clueless2009
4 February 2016

Timber Stain Doors Thoughts?

Timber Stain Doors Thoughts?
VIC

Regarding re-staining rich chocolate. do you guys sand them before doing it just do it over every 6 months?

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clueless2009
Feb 04, 2016 11:53 am
awcarroll
awcarroll
3 February 2016

Building the Stoneleigh with Dale Alcock in Tuart Ridge

Building the Stoneleigh with Dale Alcock in Tuart Ridge
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Still no answer from site sup..... He is really starting to annoy me actually. The water Corp said they could move it from the mains for a $500 fee or we can just move…

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awcarroll
Feb 03, 2016 8:08 pm
Cheriefinn
Cheriefinn
3 February 2016

Building with Clarendon?

Building with Clarendon?
NSW

Thanks mrrrt will definitely follow!!!

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Cheriefinn
Feb 03, 2016 8:04 pm

we have a monument roof with PGH canyon bricks

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lot96willandra
Feb 03, 2016 4:23 pm
lot96willandra
MH_H1
MH_H1
3 February 2016

Shale grey colorbond roof colour schemes

Shale grey colorbond roof colour schemes
WA

hiya, Lovely colours and facade on the photo you have posted. we still have to go for our selections and our facade is quite similar to the picture without a second…

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MH_H1
Feb 03, 2016 7:58 am
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Thepoms09
Feb 02, 2016 11:06 pm
Thepoms09
TinaN
TinaN
2 February 2016

Scyon Axon vertical cladding - 400mm smooth

Scyon Axon vertical cladding - 400mm smooth
QLD

We've sought a variation cost from our builder to change from standard 180 horizontal cladding to the Axon and they are saying the cost is $1800 to upgrade. House is…

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TinaN
Feb 02, 2016 5:02 pm
rose gold
rose gold
2 February 2016

PCI Handover inspection companies for north Brisbane?

PCI Handover inspection companies for north Brisbane?
QLD

We are using K Spec this week...got the recommendation from reading this forum.

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rose gold
Feb 02, 2016 10:33 am
BbsWaldorf
BbsWaldorf
2 February 2016

Can I change demolition company after signing their quote

Can I change demolition company after signing their quote
VIC

Thanks all for your help! I've contacted another demolisher and was told they need to contact the building surveyor to change the demolition permit to associate with…

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BbsWaldorf
Feb 02, 2016 9:19 am
perthgirl16
perthgirl16
2 February 2016

After PCI - What needed fixing on your build?????

After PCI - What needed fixing on your build?????
WA

This was all in reports at PCI over 9 weeks ago. We only noticed the whirly birds were not installed when we saw the roof tiles over the kitchen starting to cave in over…

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perthgirl16
Feb 02, 2016 12:09 am
LivndAds
LivndAds
2 February 2016

On Site

On Site
NSW

Hey Everyone, Very excited when i came across this thread. My partner are looking at building the Laguna 34MF. i was wondering if anyone has had experiences with issues…

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LivndAds
Feb 01, 2016 11:48 pm
Cheriefinn
Cheriefinn
1 February 2016

Building with Stroud NSW?

Building with Stroud NSW?
NSW

Is anyone building or built with Stroud Nsw? Any advice would be appreciated, looking at the Kentucky design. Thanks

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Cheriefinn
Feb 01, 2016 9:46 pm
Greenflower16
Greenflower16
1 February 2016

Help!

Help!
QLD

Thanks guys. I've sorted it out with the building company and it was a screw up on their behalf and they've taken full responsibility. The whole bathroom had been ordered…

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Greenflower16
Feb 01, 2016 9:00 pm
Vazza
Vazza
1 February 2016

Sloping Block builders Melbourne

Sloping Block builders Melbourne
VIC

Hi there, I'm very new to the process and am after some good recommendations for sloping block builders in Melbourne. I'm looking at a KDR in Essendon and our block has a…

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Vazza
Feb 01, 2016 7:52 pm
Blue_bell
Blue_bell
1 February 2016

Kentville 30 by Clarendon?

Kentville 30 by Clarendon?
NSW

Hi everyone Just wondering if anyone has built the Kentville with Clarendon? I'd love to ask some questions. Thanks :)

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Blue_bell
Feb 01, 2016 5:46 pm
Gandlp86
Gandlp86
1 February 2016

Cedar homes WA

Cedar homes WA
WA

Hi all, what price range are Cedar homes? Would this be cheaper to built a Cedar framed home on a sloping block rather than level the land?

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Gandlp86
Feb 01, 2016 4:15 pm
Woolyfish
Woolyfish
1 February 2016

Serpentine Build - with Cachet Homes

Serpentine Build - with Cachet Homes
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Cachet homes should've known better. So what happens now? You've already started building.

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Woolyfish
Feb 01, 2016 1:54 pm
Woolyfish
Moore91
Moore91
1 February 2016

Building Vienna H19 with PD

Building Vienna H19 with PD
VIC

hey we are building a vienna 21 so pretty similar, Where abouts are you building?

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Moore91
Feb 01, 2016 1:31 pm
rose gold
rose gold
1 February 2016

No handover yet but appliances have been in for months

No handover yet but appliances have been in for months
QLD

Thanks for that advice @E563. I have called Miele and they have kindly agreed to cover our dishwasher from move in date....great customer service there! I am now waiting…

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rose gold
Feb 01, 2016 10:47 am

Update from today, All framing done and framer did really neat and clean job. Also Windows and gutters delivered so hopefully they will gone in this week. Here some…

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GDesai
Jan 31, 2016 10:20 pm
GDesai
MrBee
MrBee
31 January 2016

Building New Home in Brisbane

Building New Home in Brisbane
QLD

Don't make a judgement based on a sales agent. They will promise the world then after you sign and go to pre start you will realise they weren't what they seemed. Make…

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MrBee
Jan 31, 2016 8:51 pm
MrBee
FireFox
FireFox
31 January 2016

seeking premium builder reccomendations ADELAIDE

seeking premium builder reccomendations ADELAIDE
SA

just a reply to my own post over a year ago; house is still under construction and we are getting no where with our builder. feel free to pm me for more info

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FireFox
Jan 31, 2016 8:38 pm
FireFox
m1ck
m1ck
31 January 2016

Steel house construction

Steel house construction
VIC

My thought was because of the strength of steel compared to timber you would be not need as much material which would obviously save money. As for price comparison I…

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m1ck
Jan 31, 2016 8:14 pm
mmm_CCs
mmm_CCs
31 January 2016

HGWA Building The Seattle The Vines WA

HGWA Building The Seattle The Vines WA
WA

Good luck with prestart! We had a wonderful consultant with HGWA - very friendly and accommodating.

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mmm_CCs
Jan 31, 2016 5:34 pm
mmm_CCs
Vazza
Vazza
31 January 2016

Thomas Archer or Renmark Homes

Thomas Archer or Renmark Homes
VIC

Hi there, I'm new to this forum, and am in the early stages of researching for a builder to do a knockdown rebuild in Essendon with. Our block is on a moderate sloping…

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Vazza
Jan 31, 2016 9:26 am

It has been while I haven't updated the progress here. Just finished the front yard landscaping all I need to do is plant some hardy plants in front and I am…

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bjasani
Jan 30, 2016 9:16 pm
Just3ofus
Just3ofus
30 January 2016

Opinions on layout and floor plan please

Opinions on layout and floor plan please
NSW

Not to our taste, thanks for the suggestion though

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Just3ofus
Jan 30, 2016 8:16 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
30 January 2016

Budget allowances - Land vs House

Budget allowances - Land vs House
NSW

I'm near 50%, about 152k for land and 170k for construction. I think land tends to be more expensive generally, and you have less control over it. I can change builders,…

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aloenyx
Jan 30, 2016 7:28 pm
aloenyx
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
30 January 2016

Building in Northern Tas

Building in Northern Tas
TAS
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Its good taking a bit of getting used to and still have so much unpacking to do !Have moved from a huge two storey house to a smaller one storey and man we have some…

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nat_luke1
Jan 30, 2016 10:14 am
AJW
AJW
30 January 2016

Caesarstone benchtop thickness

Caesarstone benchtop thickness
VIC

They don't normally mitre to get a 40mm look. For 40mm they will generally sandwich two bits together, they way they do it you would struggle to see the join line (does…

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AJW
Jan 30, 2016 10:00 am
perthgirl16
perthgirl16
30 January 2016

Smart Homes Build - Tuart Ridge Baldivis

Smart Homes Build - Tuart Ridge Baldivis
WA
1, 2

Yay for bricks --- how are things going this year???

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perthgirl16
Jan 29, 2016 11:38 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
29 January 2016

HIA contract expectations

HIA contract expectations
VIC

My advice doesn't matter who you build with is to pay $500 and have the contract and specifications reviewed by a professional. There are many pitfalls for consumers in…

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Crazyk
Jan 29, 2016 3:23 pm
Crazyk
rose gold
rose gold
29 January 2016

Anyone building a Garth Chapman Traditional Queenslander?

Anyone building a Garth Chapman Traditional Queenslander?
QLD

If anybody has any experience with this builder I would be interested to hear....thanks in advance :-)

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rose gold
Jan 29, 2016 10:20 am

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