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Navzz
Navzz
29 June 2015

Orchid 2800 with Burbank

Orchid 2800 with Burbank
VIC

Hi Is anyone building Orchid 2800 with Burbank.

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Navzz
Jun 29, 2015 5:39 am
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surtees
Jun 28, 2015 10:23 pm
surtees
ASH Jordan Springs
ASH Jordan Springs
28 June 2015

Bricks

Bricks
TAS

Could you save money and just upgrade the bricks in the facade?

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ASH Jordan Springs
Jun 28, 2015 2:44 pm
ASH Jordan Springs
erinandcraigw
erinandcraigw
28 June 2015

Splendour in the south western suburbs

Splendour in the south western suburbs
NSW

I thought I would share some photos we have used for inspiration for the colouring and style of our home. Please note…

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erinandcraigw
Jun 28, 2015 12:47 pm
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
28 June 2015

GJ Gradner Bridgewater

GJ Gradner Bridgewater
TAS

Hi everyone - I am just interested if anyone has built the Bridgewater design from GJ Gardner and their experience ? Thank you

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nat_luke1
Jun 28, 2015 11:44 am
Canberra_gal
Canberra_gal
28 June 2015

Building with Rawson

Building with Rawson
NSW

We added extra rooms to accommodate my father-in-law, so our upgrades came in at more than $100k but we are building a big house! Bricks are soooooo hard! We think we've…

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Canberra_gal
Jun 28, 2015 12:23 am
Canberra_gal
sofia14
sofia14
27 June 2015

Anyone else building with dreamstart homes perth??

Anyone else building with dreamstart homes perth??
WA

Ya, I was not happy because i know there is no shortage of bricklayer and yet took them so long to finish with additional shortcut of non-filled perpends. As for the roof,…

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sofia14
Jun 27, 2015 9:28 pm
Bigblock7
Bigblock7
27 June 2015

CountryHome's country build pg 16 we are in!! :)

CountryHome's country build pg 16 we are in!! :)
NSW
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Hope things are going well and you are all settled in

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Bigblock7
Jun 27, 2015 6:39 pm
Bigblock7
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
27 June 2015

True or False

True or False
VIC

We had to swallow 2 price increases...none of which were near financial year (Feb and Sept) but building materials going up...

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Treeseachanger
Jun 27, 2015 12:10 am
dannislade
dannislade
26 June 2015

when's handover???? - SOR WA

when's handover???? - SOR WA
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

I guess I am on the lucky side. I have a ridiculously uneven garage pelment, I leak in the roof that is getting the entire bathroom soaked from…

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dannislade
Jun 26, 2015 11:36 pm
TomCat
TomCat
26 June 2015

Coloured Bricks How Are They Made?

Coloured Bricks How Are They Made?
QLD

Yeah, I'd interpret it as that. I guess the fact that they fire/bake it in, it kind of makes you think it becomes a part of it. :D

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TomCat
Jun 26, 2015 9:03 pm
TomCat
mgilla
mgilla
26 June 2015

Handover 30/6/15

Handover 30/6/15
QLD

It happens every day, Just make sure you have it all listed on the Practical Completion certificate.

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mgilla
Jun 26, 2015 7:43 pm
insider
insider
26 June 2015

What is the best fill to use under slab?

What is the best fill to use under slab?
SA

No highly reactive fill not rubble or any loose material that will collapse during excavation and therefore lead to a change of footing type ie screw piles clean fill…

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insider
Jun 26, 2015 4:04 pm
danks84
danks84
26 June 2015

Building 4 Units in Melbourne's North West

Building 4 Units in Melbourne's North West
VIC

Hi all, New to these forums and looking for advice/learnings of what to do or not to do going forward. My parents currently have a family home on a 20x55m block in…

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danks84
Jun 26, 2015 2:36 pm
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Haji
Jun 26, 2015 10:32 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
26 June 2015

Building Issue - Smart Homes

Building Issue - Smart Homes
WA

Its amazing what you can get with a little negotiation. Be VERY polite and seek their help/assistance. Everyone loves being helpful.

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Saint Mike
Jun 26, 2015 7:38 am
Saint Mike
ajansen
ajansen
25 June 2015

opinions on which plan

opinions on which plan
TAS

The first plan definitely. In the second plan your Master Bed is about the size of a single bedroom. If you have kids, the amount of toys etc. is only going to grow…

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ajansen
Jun 25, 2015 1:09 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
25 June 2015

bedrooms sizes

bedrooms sizes
NSW

3m x 3m should be adequate because a lot of people have only one child per room, and plenty are happy to encourage kids to live in living areas rather than individual…

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oneJohn
Jun 25, 2015 12:35 pm
oneJohn
Shotgun
Shotgun
25 June 2015

Building with "Fairmont Homes NSW".

Building with "Fairmont Homes NSW".
NSW

Hey Wall-e, what are you planning to do about storage in the laundry? Opening that wall will really limit our storage in…

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Shotgun
Jun 25, 2015 9:32 am
chibidrawing
chibidrawing
25 June 2015

Special conditions in your contract

Special conditions in your contract
VIC

All After lengthy discussion with the builders we have decided to sign the contract with a small change to one of the special conditions but we will also get a property…

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chibidrawing
Jun 25, 2015 8:11 am
chibidrawing
archetto
archetto
24 June 2015

bedrooms sizes

bedrooms sizes
NSW

Heaps of threads on this so have a search :) I think living space is more important than bedroom size though so i'd probably leave it as is. Maybe if the robe is taking up…

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archetto
Jun 24, 2015 10:55 pm
archetto
hughes80
hughes80
24 June 2015

bedroom sizes

bedroom sizes
NSW

Hi, i am currently building a house and am worried the bedroom sizes are too small. What is concidered a small bedroom? Bed 2 and 3 are 3000x3000 but bedroom 4 is…

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hughes80
Jun 24, 2015 9:35 pm
ashertod
ashertod
24 June 2015

Rubble trench foundations

Rubble trench foundations
VIC

Had anyone ever built a rubble trench foundation? It's an alternative type of foundation that is low-concrete and quite environmentally friendly. I am having difficulty…

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ashertod
Jun 24, 2015 6:48 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
24 June 2015

Builder promotion - what should I choose?

Builder promotion - what should I choose?
QLD

Hard to say, until you can see what you can get at tender. Do you want all of those things? They sound alright, and if you want them and know what you are getting then…

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aloenyx
Jun 24, 2015 5:34 pm
aloenyx
agf18
agf18
24 June 2015

Coral homes daydream 30 at Logan Village

Coral homes daydream 30 at Logan Village
QLD
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hey Jwbear Did you use someone local for your concreting? I want to start getting quotes. Thanks

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agf18
Jun 24, 2015 4:34 pm
agf18
surtees
surtees
24 June 2015

Building in Port Macquarie - help with Plan

Building in Port Macquarie - help with Plan
NSW

Love the idea of the floor plan. Have you priced it up with a builder yet?

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surtees
Jun 24, 2015 12:33 pm
surtees
s2dttn
s2dttn
24 June 2015

Fencing for new house

Fencing for new house
SA

Hrmmm I was told…

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s2dttn
Jun 24, 2015 9:22 am
s2dttn
jalisakristie
jalisakristie
24 June 2015

Lockup to handover, how long roughly ???

Lockup to handover, how long roughly ???

Oh 3 months feels like forever! I guess it depends on size of house too..

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jalisakristie
Jun 24, 2015 8:42 am
jalisakristie
Matt1
Matt1
23 June 2015

Fence removal for builders access

Fence removal for builders access
NSW

It's not your issue. I'd politely tell the neighbours that you don't want to get involved. Tell them that it's not their problem either. The builder either needs to be…

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Matt1
Jun 23, 2015 10:28 pm
Matt1
LRS_86
LRS_86
23 June 2015

Land Boundaries

Land Boundaries
WA

I will definitely go and have a look for these pegs!! Will let you know :) thanks!

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LRS_86
Jun 23, 2015 4:20 pm
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
23 June 2015

PLease HELP..can't choose.. Overwhelmed to the max :(

PLease HELP..can't choose.. Overwhelmed to the max :(
QLD

If you replace it later you're basically paying for it twice. As suggested, ask them to credit you and install nothing, and just do provisions only. That will save you some cash.

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Ilaeria
Jun 23, 2015 1:15 pm
Ilaeria
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
23 June 2015

Fence removal for builders access

Fence removal for builders access
NSW

Mind you - we built the fence and set up a temporary fence at the point we thought a garage might be. It worked well. The garage was built and we just finished the fence.

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Saint Mike
Jun 23, 2015 9:11 am
Saint Mike
qsatya
qsatya
22 June 2015

Kitchen kick board height raise with Porcelain tiles

Kitchen kick board height raise with Porcelain tiles
NSW

My plan is to lay down 600*600 porcelain tiles over the levelled ... to let my builder know how high the kick board for my kitchen should be.

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qsatya
Jun 22, 2015 7:57 pm
Agent 86
Agent 86
22 June 2015

New Build in Brisbane - Recommend a building inspector

New Build in Brisbane - Recommend a building inspector
QLD

Hi all, We've just commenced a new residential build in Brisbane, Queensland. We intend to start a blog and a thread in this forum when we have a chance (because these…

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Agent 86
Jun 22, 2015 7:40 pm
mjbigo
mjbigo
22 June 2015

Dimensions Tolerance - HELP PLEASE

Dimensions Tolerance - HELP PLEASE
WA

Yeh, I am not sure. but 60mm to 80mm is a lot and it looks bad. I will be meeting the supervisor tomorrow, lets see what he says. I am not keen to let this one go, I…

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mjbigo
Jun 22, 2015 6:37 pm
jelbell55
jelbell55
22 June 2015

First Build with Ventura Homes - Alkimos Beach WA

First Build with Ventura Homes - Alkimos Beach WA
WA

Welcome to the forum and congrats on signing with Ventura! We were looking at them as a builder but ended with with DA in the end so I am looking forward to following your…

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jelbell55
Jun 22, 2015 1:44 pm
beachside
beachside
21 June 2015

First home build with Dale Alcock in Aveley: Opinions please

First home build with Dale Alcock in Aveley: Opinions please
WA
1 ... 51, 52, 53

Hi fancy pants I've been reading your thread and notice it has been a while since you've been active on here - just wondering how the shower is now? We have a hobless…

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beachside
Jun 21, 2015 10:22 pm
MalSannie
MalSannie
21 June 2015

Building in Lakelands, WA

Building in Lakelands, WA
WA

edems I can't see your photos - but congratulations on slab down and brickwork starting - we're neck and neck! How exciting :)

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MalSannie
Jun 21, 2015 8:39 pm
MalSannie
bashworth
bashworth
21 June 2015

Need advice on west facing elevation problem

Need advice on west facing elevation problem
WA

I would have made the window smaller. Although the builder was happy to change windows at the side and rear of the house they wouldn't change the front facade. The film…

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bashworth
Jun 21, 2015 7:20 pm
bashworth
gq4x4racing
gq4x4racing
21 June 2015

ROB aka. GQ4x4RACINGs NEW HOUSE THREAD!

ROB aka. GQ4x4RACINGs NEW HOUSE THREAD!
WA

Hello, Been ages since I have been on here, Finally had slab down 3 weeks ago, Earth works two weeks ago, And bricks started this week just gone! Getting super exciting now!

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gq4x4racing
Jun 21, 2015 4:43 pm
dannislade
dannislade
21 June 2015

Prestart costs having to be paid upfront?

Prestart costs having to be paid upfront?
WA

its best to have a prestart allowance built into your loan because if you need to borrow that money you are changing the loan you have been approved for. Not all…

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dannislade
Jun 21, 2015 1:38 pm
ditchingsuburbia
ditchingsuburbia
21 June 2015

Building on 10 acres HELP in Bindoon WA

Building on 10 acres HELP in Bindoon WA
WA

I'm not sure if I am of and help as we are in the same situation as u guys ( we have brought of the plan once before- but never built before let alone rural). So I just…

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ditchingsuburbia
Jun 21, 2015 11:37 am
TomCat
TomCat
20 June 2015

Simonds Sanctuary in Brisbane

Simonds Sanctuary in Brisbane
QLD

Congratulations! I will subscribe to your thread when you start it ... I'm looking forward to see what you've chosen :D No problem about the pics, it was a pleasure. It's a…

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TomCat
Jun 20, 2015 9:42 pm
TomCat
tom_air
tom_air
20 June 2015

Cutouts - Electricians or Plasterers?

Cutouts - Electricians or Plasterers?
VIC

Yeah I've got photos and has also written down the measurements from other walls and the floor (have allowed for plaster thickness and tiles/carpet etc).

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tom_air
Jun 20, 2015 8:42 pm
hechesspee
hechesspee
20 June 2015

Building first home - Issue with the builder

Building first home - Issue with the builder
NSW

I don't want to pay him unless he finishes everything as per the contract. But problem has been the pace of the work. He has not stopped the work but does work 1 day a…

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hechesspee
Jun 20, 2015 6:33 pm
Dianedang
Dianedang
20 June 2015

Frenken Homes???

Frenken Homes???
VIC

I built a house from them, it was really good. The guy who I dealed with is excellent. His name is Jay, he gave me very good advises and looked after my property very…

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Dianedang
Jun 20, 2015 1:58 pm
megan29
megan29
19 June 2015

Shellb78 Build- Where do I hang these??

Shellb78 Build- Where do I hang these??
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi Shelb. Just found your blog. Love your house! Just wondering what colour paint you have used in the kitchen?

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megan29
Jun 19, 2015 8:52 pm
Glennc74
Glennc74
19 June 2015

Trying to choose the right builder. How?

Trying to choose the right builder. How?
VIC

Get into the displays if you can and get a feel for the homes , once you feel like a floor plan is what you want look around at builders and find who has what is close to…

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Glennc74
Jun 19, 2015 7:12 pm
shellsy
shellsy
19 June 2015

Timber floorboard suppliers Sydney

Timber floorboard suppliers Sydney
NSW

Hi. Can anyone recommend me some suppliers of timber flooring in Sydney. We've pretty much decided on select grade Blackbutt 85mm but would like to check out some more,…

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shellsy
Jun 19, 2015 6:44 pm


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