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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
lileegirl
lileegirl
19 June 2015

Is Anyone building with Beechwood Newcastle?

Is Anyone building with Beechwood Newcastle?
NSW

I love the Edgecliff floorplan, I'll happily follow your build :) have you posted in the 'who is building with Beechwood' forum yet...lots of us building with Beechwood…

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lileegirl
Jun 19, 2015 6:36 pm
lileegirl
benhenri
benhenri
19 June 2015

Fire Levy at Forsyth Park

Fire Levy at Forsyth Park
VIC

Hi Christina, It depends really what the house needs to comply with the fire levy requirements. We are paying about 4500. There's have an fb community for Forsyth Park…

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benhenri
Jun 19, 2015 5:36 pm
momodei
momodei
19 June 2015

Has anyone heard of insulLiving? (energy efficient housing)

Has anyone heard of insulLiving? (energy efficient housing)
VIC

My boyfriend has almost completed re-building his house on the existing slab on his rural property in Victoria. He is very pleased with the result. It was quick, the…

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momodei
Jun 19, 2015 2:52 pm
MnT
MnT
19 June 2015

Costs for installing light fittings

Costs for installing light fittings
NSW

After reading many other threads I think our contract is much the same as most with the electrical included but not the cost of the installation of all the light fittings…

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MnT
Jun 19, 2015 2:37 pm
MnT
harikris
harikris
19 June 2015

Anyone with Fairhaven Homes ?

Anyone with Fairhaven Homes ?
VIC

Hi Guys, Any one building with fairhaven homes ? Can share the experience ?

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harikris
Jun 19, 2015 12:15 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 June 2015

When were your site costs fixed?

When were your site costs fixed?
NSW

It is nothing like buying a car... Can you put a deposit down on a car that hasnt been built, and then have the car manufacturer tell you they are altering/substituting…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 19, 2015 10:24 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 June 2015

Alternate Solution - polystyrene cladding

Alternate Solution - polystyrene cladding
VIC

There are a lot of factors that come into consideration with any New building material,my advice as an engineer that does structural repairs is for you to think very…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 19, 2015 9:18 am
StructuralBIMGuy
dran15
dran15
19 June 2015

NBN

NBN
NSW

Guyz a very good word of advice. Make sure that when the electrician are connecting your NBN boxes that they don't terminate your wireless modem connection in the garage…

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dran15
Jun 19, 2015 5:58 am
koll1
koll1
19 June 2015

Urgent help please

Urgent help please
WA

Thanks Busso girl :) What paver company did you go with? We only have 3 paver colour choices with Homegroup that are clay and none of them go with the render colour we…

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koll1
Jun 19, 2015 1:21 am
Bonnie21
Bonnie21
18 June 2015

Builder recommendation in Canberra

Builder recommendation in Canberra
ACT

Hi Canberra peeps, I just want to let you know that I built with Gold Ruby Homes and I cannot recommend them enough! Our house is amazing and I love every bit of it. Matt…

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Bonnie21
Jun 18, 2015 9:23 pm
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
18 June 2015

Advice please - building our first home!

Advice please - building our first home!
NSW

For the robe fit-outs, if you're certain you want to do your WIR immediately after handover, have your builder delete the standard shelf-and-rail in there. You'll get a…

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Ilaeria
Jun 18, 2015 4:55 pm
Ilaeria
froggy1976
froggy1976
18 June 2015

VCAT Planning Representation

VCAT Planning Representation
VIC

Also if you have any recommendations of a Town Planner, that would be handy too.

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froggy1976
Jun 18, 2015 1:31 pm
Heidi-Lee
Heidi-Lee
18 June 2015

How long did your unregistered land take

How long did your unregistered land take
NSW

When we purchased our land we where told April settlement and it was June. The developers who sell you the land should be able to give you a rough expected registration…

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Heidi-Lee
Jun 18, 2015 12:32 pm
digitalnash
digitalnash
18 June 2015

The Range Estate - Croydon.....Anyone else Building there?

The Range Estate - Croydon.....Anyone else Building there?
VIC
1 ... 59, 60, 61

Hey guys, New to this forum. Me and my wife have bought Lot 918. We just received our builders permit after going through all the submissions for developers approval,…

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digitalnash
Jun 18, 2015 8:14 am
bluesteel
bluesteel
18 June 2015

Bags of Sand? Used in slab preparation

Bags of Sand? Used in slab preparation

That makes sense - they were laying pipes in the rain and ground was wet. Have seen another build where same was done just tonight. Thanks Bashworth very much for your…

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bluesteel
Jun 18, 2015 1:09 am
bluesteel
hechesspee
hechesspee
17 June 2015

Building first home - Issue with the buiader

Building first home - Issue with the buiader
NSW

Thanks for your reply. I will seek my solicitors advice. I just want to finish the house and move into it.

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hechesspee
Jun 17, 2015 11:07 pm
Mrs Brown Bear
Mrs Brown Bear
17 June 2015

PCI/Occupancy Certificate/Settlement?

PCI/Occupancy Certificate/Settlement?
NSW

We got an interim occupancy certificate. It came a day or so after handover. Still yet to get the final as we haven't done landscaping.

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Mrs Brown Bear
Jun 17, 2015 10:02 pm
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gandn
Jun 17, 2015 4:35 pm
bradles
bradles
17 June 2015

How long did your unregistered land take

How long did your unregistered land take
NSW

Thanks for all the replies. I'm trying to guess when it would be ready. Skyler we are in the Gardene estate on Alex ave and they started works in Feb. We have gutters down…

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bradles
Jun 17, 2015 1:17 pm
s2dttn
s2dttn
17 June 2015

Show me your diamond gloss benchtops

Show me your diamond gloss benchtops
SA
1, 2

Here are some pics of my laminex diamond gloss. I have white Valencia in the kitchen, and stipple seal in the…

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s2dttn
Jun 17, 2015 12:45 pm
s2dttn
Matymoo
Matymoo
16 June 2015

Bold Properties Albatross 255... Modified.

Bold Properties Albatross 255... Modified.
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

No updates because Telstra have installed a bodgey phone line.... So no internet.

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Matymoo
Jun 16, 2015 11:31 pm
Matymoo
rlay1
rlay1
16 June 2015

ICF builder in Melbourne? Recommendations please!

ICF builder in Melbourne? Recommendations please!
VIC

Conty Constructions was who I used for my build. If you have any questions feel free to PM me.

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rlay1
Jun 16, 2015 5:32 pm
Beany
Beany
16 June 2015

Aveling homes

Aveling homes
WA

Hi Toddzilla, We are building with Aveling, but it's a custom build because we are subdividing our property. House has just reached lockup a couple of weeks ago. For…

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Beany
Jun 16, 2015 2:03 pm
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
16 June 2015

Brick Veneer Perth

Brick Veneer Perth
VIC

I'm not in Perth but I just wanted to jump in on the resale value argument - if you are planning on staying at least 10 years, don't worry about…

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Perth_Euro
Jun 16, 2015 1:48 pm
s2dttn
s2dttn
16 June 2015

Second fix

Second fix
SA

My builder has nearly completed stage 3 - Brick work and roof cover. The next stage is the second fix carpentry. Does anyone know how long the second fix will take (I…

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s2dttn
Jun 16, 2015 10:42 am
s2dttn
priscia2104
priscia2104
16 June 2015

Iron Bark Estate, Chester Hill NSW

Iron Bark Estate, Chester Hill NSW
NSW

Hi Priscia Yes am at lot 28 , Hatem is my brother in law ... Colors selection is still next saturday , and clipsel the thursday after that ,…

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priscia2104
Jun 16, 2015 10:00 am
priscia2104
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
16 June 2015

Smaller house plans 20 squares or less

Smaller house plans 20 squares or less
NSW

Minimizing hallways is a good idea. Make sure that you don't skimp on storage - you want to have a home for everything to help you reduce clutter. Putting the toilet in…

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Ilaeria
Jun 16, 2015 8:55 am
Ilaeria
Ozden86
Ozden86
16 June 2015

Mimosa Homes- heard of them? feedback?

Mimosa Homes- heard of them? feedback?
VIC

I know this post is old but I thought I would respond anyway. My brother in law just built with Mimosa homes and he had the worst run ever!!!! He built the Enfield 210 and…

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Ozden86
Jun 16, 2015 7:40 am
gettinby
gettinby
16 June 2015

Providence Wellard....KEYS 15 JUNE

Providence Wellard....KEYS 15 JUNE
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Thanks guys, we camping in our new home, feels weird but good, met the neighbour, they also moving in.. Hahaa , see June is the month for keys.. Lots to do, painting…

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gettinby
Jun 16, 2015 12:22 am
gettinby
krishy_g
krishy_g
15 June 2015

Plantation Sahara Q2 Belair in Brisbane

Plantation Sahara Q2 Belair in Brisbane
QLD
1, 2

Hi Izzyb, check out our blog - it has more recent photos and I…

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krishy_g
Jun 15, 2015 8:41 pm
krishy_g
WolfGrey
WolfGrey
15 June 2015

Building with Plantation out Ripley

Building with Plantation out Ripley
QLD

Hi, My partner an I are planing on building out at Ripley but land will have a title by January. To save cost we are looking to source our landscaping and driveway. …

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WolfGrey
Jun 15, 2015 7:01 pm
kenjiurban
kenjiurban
15 June 2015

Perpend dispute with builder

Perpend dispute with builder
SA
1, 2

Sorry ive been away a little while. Quick update! Had our PCI today. Several issues noted - basins werent waterproofed all the way around. - Tile grout in a wall…

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kenjiurban
Jun 15, 2015 6:06 pm
goody59
goody59
15 June 2015

Bushfire Zone

Bushfire Zone
VIC

fyi if your land in victoria is rated bushfire zone it becomes a minimum of 12.5 bal even if your bal report comes as low you have to build to…

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goody59
Jun 15, 2015 5:13 pm
goody59
JKro
JKro
15 June 2015

First build! Double storey, 220sqm block in Beaconsfield WA

First build! Double storey, 220sqm block in Beaconsfield WA
WA
1, 2

So...thought I would update. Switch came back with some AMAZING plans on the weekend. So much better than we could have dreamed on such a little block. They are getting…

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JKro
Jun 15, 2015 12:51 pm
JKro
s2dttn
s2dttn
15 June 2015

New build issues (first home)

New build issues (first home)
SA
1, 2

then there should be no reason you can't use a Clipsal water proof one Only thing I can think is…

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s2dttn
Jun 15, 2015 11:07 am
s2dttn
goody59
goody59
15 June 2015

House Orientation - Newbie Please Help!

House Orientation - Newbie Please Help!
WA

Morning sun comes from the East and winter sun gained mostly on the Northern side of your house.

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goody59
Jun 15, 2015 10:10 am
goody59
midgey
midgey
15 June 2015

Stroud Oakleigh 250 - has anyone built this?

Stroud Oakleigh 250 - has anyone built this?
QLD

Anyone? Even any experiences building with them?

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midgey
Jun 15, 2015 8:47 am
Gunna
Gunna
14 June 2015

Stolen Water Meter

Stolen Water Meter
WA

I am more concerned about what would you do with a stolen water meter? Where would you use it? Strange world we live in. Though would have thought…

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Gunna
Jun 14, 2015 8:50 pm
rhoean
rhoean
14 June 2015

M3 residential some movement at last

M3 residential some movement at last
WA

well tomorrow is Monday and the supposed day our 3rd lot of promised roof carpenters are to turn up on site, I am really hoping it is going to happen but past experience…

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rhoean
Jun 14, 2015 6:08 pm
explore55
explore55
14 June 2015

Is skillion roof worth if both neighbours building double st

Is skillion roof worth if both neighbours building double st
NSW

@oneJohn thanks. Sorry I didn't provide enough details in my post. Yes my block is east facing. Just thinking of doing skillion room with clerestorey window on the back…

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explore55
Jun 14, 2015 2:39 pm
markymarku
markymarku
14 June 2015

Who is building with Onley Living by Design - don't do it

Who is building with Onley Living by Design - don't do it
VIC

So now a year later, what happened to the people who started with onley? Who ended up finishing your houses? thx

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markymarku
Jun 14, 2015 9:15 am
Elster71
Elster71
13 June 2015

Granny flat prices in Sydney today

Granny flat prices in Sydney today
NSW

Hi there! We're looking into this at the moment too and I thought these looked quite promising and fairly reasonably priced: http://www.containerbuildgroup.com.au/p ...…

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Elster71
Jun 13, 2015 7:12 pm
Elster71
foot-print
foot-print
13 June 2015

HELP! First time Building a Home.!

HELP! First time Building a Home.!
NSW

Thanks so much for the feedback guys. @brekmettra. that software sounds amazing.! to be able to see timelines and costs.! and probably a fast turnaround on reports…

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foot-print
Jun 13, 2015 12:03 pm
foot-print
priscia2104
priscia2104
13 June 2015

External Colours Selection Help

External Colours Selection Help
NSW
1, 2

Hi Priscia ,,, Your house is exactly like mine ... Not sure if finished the external color selection ,,, what i understood from firstyle is…

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priscia2104
Jun 13, 2015 11:50 am
priscia2104


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