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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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516
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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252
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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137
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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124
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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155
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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137
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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132
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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318
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
JB1
JB1
30 August 2015

Independent Plumbing Inspector Reccomendations

Independent Plumbing Inspector Reccomendations
VIC

You don't need a plumbing inspector. There's a problem, ask them to fix it. What did your builder say about the water pressure (flow)? I'll call the plumbing commission…

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263
JB1
Aug 30, 2015 11:54 pm
sinurt
sinurt
30 August 2015

Commodore Homes Build in Wellard WA - Moved in!!

Commodore Homes Build in Wellard WA - Moved in!!
WA
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Oh the feature wall in the theater is sensational!!! What color is that? Also the bluish one is nice too, what one is that? First…

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sinurt
Aug 30, 2015 11:22 pm
sinurt
emilyb35
emilyb35
30 August 2015

How to decide on a builder??

How to decide on a builder??
1, 2

Well we are still looking. Im meeting with planbuild and Hald (house and land design) this week. Has anyone built with either of these companies. So many things to…

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emilyb35
Aug 30, 2015 8:12 pm
IssyandOzzy
IssyandOzzy
30 August 2015

First home build with HGWA in Helena Valley Views

First home build with HGWA in Helena Valley Views
WA
1, 2

Love your house Emms! Your master is kinda like ours with the his and hers!

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IssyandOzzy
Aug 30, 2015 6:31 pm
aussieta
aussieta
30 August 2015

Blacktown Council - Road opening permit - rejected

Blacktown Council - Road opening permit - rejected
NSW

my brother had a similar problem and "a garbage collector or builders truck must have accidentally driven over tree" when we get new tree can we have it in a better spot

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aussieta
Aug 30, 2015 10:33 am
aussieta
lefty_15
lefty_15
30 August 2015

Roleystone - building with SIP's

Roleystone - building with SIP's
WA

Hi folks I have read a few of the other threads regarding SIP's but wanted to start my own thread with questions relevant to me: 1. What are the "lessons learnt" from your…

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lefty_15
Aug 30, 2015 9:28 am
Suezp
Suezp
29 August 2015

I want YOU....to tell me if you'd add/change anything in my

I want YOU....to tell me if you'd add/change anything in my
VIC

Thanks guys, appreciate the input. The drawing is labeled correctly I should have mentioned, the living room is actually a TV/media room for my…

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Suezp
Aug 29, 2015 9:44 pm
Qld_Oasis
Qld_Oasis
29 August 2015

Feedback on 34sq Plan (MJH Oasis)

Feedback on 34sq Plan (MJH Oasis)
QLD

Hi Danni, We also had a budget like yours in mind at the start of the process. Our estimate for site costs is about $15k (flat site, H1 soil likely) + $5k for BAL 12.5. …

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Qld_Oasis
Aug 29, 2015 11:19 am
TomCat
TomCat
29 August 2015

Rossdale or Format?

Rossdale or Format?
SA

It can be hit and miss I reckon. I know two peeps who built with one of those builders and they are friends. One couple told me they were great. The other said terrible…

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TomCat
Aug 29, 2015 10:52 am
TomCat
Pobie
Pobie
28 August 2015

Build in Cardinia - septic/sewer question

Build in Cardinia - septic/sewer question
VIC

Thank you :-) So perhaps we can install a Septic Holding tank and have all our water directed to the holding tank. A 4000ltr tank would have to be emptied quite frequently…

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Pobie
Aug 29, 2015 12:43 am
Pobie
Kate+Tim
Kate+Tim
28 August 2015

Building In Warner Lakes The Reserve

Building In Warner Lakes The Reserve
QLD

Hi all, We are super keen to build at Warner lakes the reserve and are going through the…

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Kate+Tim
Aug 28, 2015 10:16 pm
Wardstrom15
Wardstrom15
28 August 2015

Building on a budget

Building on a budget
NSW

This is in NSW, looking like we might not be able to afford it. I land apparently slopes more than 2 meters and we don't think we can afford all the extra site costs plus…

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Wardstrom15
Aug 28, 2015 9:42 pm
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ColleyCrew
Aug 28, 2015 7:42 pm
Woolyfish
Woolyfish
28 August 2015

custom home group WA home - more pics!!

custom home group WA home - more pics!!
WA
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Just read this whole thread, man, what a rollercoaster of ups and downs. Your house is just beautiful with a lovely backyard to match.

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Woolyfish
Aug 28, 2015 3:48 pm
Woolyfish
simstarino
simstarino
28 August 2015

plantation breakthrough brooklyn

plantation breakthrough brooklyn
QLD

Has anyone ended up building a Brooklyn by Plantation since?

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simstarino
Aug 28, 2015 3:20 pm


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