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Crazyk
Crazyk
26 November 2015

What would you change? What do you regret?

What would you change? What do you regret?
NSW

Lol just saw this old thread. I can now say I regret using my builder Busby homes. 13mths and still arguing. Has not been a smooth building process at all. So many…

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Crazyk
Nov 26, 2015 8:18 pm
Crazyk
Googonian
Googonian
26 November 2015

Has anybody struck rock at Googong?

Has anybody struck rock at Googong?
NSW

We hit rock on Garraway Cres. Cost us 5500 extra on the build

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Googonian
Nov 26, 2015 8:03 pm
PolkaDots
PolkaDots
26 November 2015

Steel Picket Fence vc PVC Picket Fence

Steel Picket Fence vc PVC Picket Fence
VIC

Thanks for the responses! I'll have to find somewhere in VIC that does PVC and have a look at them and get a quote

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PolkaDots
Nov 26, 2015 5:12 pm
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
25 November 2015

How long after pci

How long after pci
TAS

Thanks archetto I hope it's that or less even hahaha I'm so anxious to get in before Christmas and now our PCI has been pushed from Thursday until Monday because the…

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nat_luke1
Nov 25, 2015 6:58 pm
snyde
snyde
25 November 2015

$30,000 site costs!!

$30,000 site costs!!
VIC
1, 2

Site costs refers to the excavation work involved to prepare the site for your slab. Including the site cut, digging, slab preperation, rock removal, etc.

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snyde
Nov 25, 2015 6:07 pm
snyde
Petad
Petad
25 November 2015

Please recommend good building inspector in Perth

Please recommend good building inspector in Perth
WA

We went with housepect they quoted $795 but they do 3 inspections and we missed the first so that's for 2 We…

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Petad
Nov 25, 2015 5:40 pm
Petad
Kamejaje
Kamejaje
25 November 2015

Plantation Homes - Miller Facade and Balconies!

Plantation Homes - Miller Facade and Balconies!
QLD

Hi ya Jozh, sorry just saw your reply, thank you! I must turn on the notifications for this post as I am not getting them :( Yes, we are building in Warner Lakes the…

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Kamejaje
Nov 25, 2015 4:04 pm
Kamejaje
Mikes005
Mikes005
25 November 2015

Shingle roof suppliers in Melbourne?

Shingle roof suppliers in Melbourne?
VIC

Hi all. I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with any shingle roof suppliers in Melbourne? The guy our builder has used in the past has left the business, so…

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Mikes005
Nov 25, 2015 12:23 pm
Mikes005
cchelsiee
cchelsiee
25 November 2015

Building in Perth - 101 Residential - first ever build

Building in Perth - 101 Residential - first ever build
WA

So after not having any updates from 101 for a while hubby and i went over to the house to have a look if there had been ANY progress at all.. and to our surprise there…

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cchelsiee
Nov 25, 2015 12:02 pm
cchelsiee
DBH_84
DBH_84
25 November 2015

Anyone built with Marksman Homes or built split level?

Anyone built with Marksman Homes or built split level?
NSW

Hi all, We are in the early stages of acquiring a builder and would like people's opinion/experience if they have built with Marksman Homes. We are looking at a split…

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DBH_84
Nov 25, 2015 7:34 am
bluesteel
bluesteel
24 November 2015

25acres-Energy efficient custom build- Updated pics.

25acres-Energy efficient custom build- Updated pics.
VIC
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I just got a notification....all excited there may have been photos. Would love to see your home too. Hope all is going well.

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bluesteel
Nov 24, 2015 8:50 pm
bluesteel
imran.sheth
imran.sheth
24 November 2015

Coral Homes MSP (Winton)

Coral Homes MSP (Winton)
QLD
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hey s_mack, Really Nice MSP plan and well designed outdoor area. Are you on corner lot ? Is it possible for you to send your plan siting on your block?

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imran.sheth
Nov 24, 2015 10:00 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
24 November 2015

Choosing a builder - Qs to ask?

Choosing a builder - Qs to ask?
NSW

Seriously...Ask them why Roy Morgan doesn't Rank them in the trusted professions survey... ( :wink: ) Here http://www.roymorgan.com/findings/5531- ... 1404110537

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 24, 2015 9:22 am
StructuralBIMGuy
clairemsong
clairemsong
24 November 2015

Building Simonds Amberlea - Keys

Building Simonds Amberlea - Keys
VIC
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Hi edscl, I am not sure if you still check this blog. We are in the middle of getting our house built. We have chosen Blackwood bricks. But I saw very obvious black…

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clairemsong
Nov 24, 2015 8:27 am
Althom
Althom
23 November 2015

New build - bamboo floors installed - noisy

New build - bamboo floors installed - noisy
QLD

Ours was Bamboozle, glued down. There's two spots in the house where there's a bit of a creak. I'm guessing that's where the slab wasn't entirely level.

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Althom
Nov 23, 2015 6:19 pm
Althom
twylamc
twylamc
23 November 2015

Time for a Change - Building our Lifestyle on Acreage

Time for a Change - Building our Lifestyle on Acreage
QLD

We have a sliding door from our master's bedroom to our own little verandah. Same as we have a sliding door from our living area to a bigger verandah. Still building so…

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twylamc
Nov 23, 2015 5:37 pm
twylamc
Team PD
Team PD
23 November 2015

Porter Davis

Porter Davis
VIC

Hi Chrisloc, I am very disappointed to read your post and would like to assist in your outstanding items being resolved so you can enjoy your new home. Can you please PM…

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Team PD
Nov 23, 2015 2:02 pm
Team PD
Mon445
Mon445
23 November 2015

Land and slab size

Land and slab size
NSW

Everything looks tiny until they have done the white set and the ceilings are on. But once it's all finished and you actually move in and furnish it etc, you realise you…

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Mon445
Nov 23, 2015 1:19 pm
corygee
corygee
23 November 2015

Building house with Porter Davis

Building house with Porter Davis
VIC

Hmm, our PD contract is subject to finance, as negotiated at our contact signing appointment. This might have been allowed only because we purchased a H&L package, and…

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corygee
Nov 23, 2015 12:35 pm
corygee
shellby
shellby
23 November 2015

Best home and land builders port macquarie

Best home and land builders port macquarie
NSW

Do look into stamp duty though with house and land packages - If you buy land and then house you only pay stamp duty on the land price - whereas if you buy a package you…

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shellby
Nov 23, 2015 9:39 am
shellby
Jdvee
Jdvee
23 November 2015

Distance between Kitchen Bench

Distance between Kitchen Bench
WA

Pretty bloody big! Haha! No regrets tho it will be great for entertaining, no longer need a separate trestle table for all the food :)

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Jdvee
Nov 23, 2015 1:03 am
Dude78
Dude78
22 November 2015

Cracks in the slab

Cracks in the slab
VIC

Thanks for your responses.

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Dude78
Nov 22, 2015 7:59 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
22 November 2015

Site Costs question

Site Costs question
NSW

Hello All, I would like to introduce Landscape Tanks, We manufacture retaining walls that store water! Landscape Tank is a Retaining Wall, Water Tank and Garden Bed, ALL…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 22, 2015 7:56 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
imrasm
imrasm
22 November 2015

Metricon DualOcc build Melb East - Nervous!

Metricon DualOcc build Melb East - Nervous!
VIC

Site cost can drastically varies depend on your site slope and soil condition . If you are sure that Metricon is the company who can build your house then initiate the…

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imrasm
Nov 22, 2015 8:38 am
mandy+steve
mandy+steve
22 November 2015

Highbury Homes

Highbury Homes
WA

After three years they still come out?

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mandy+steve
Nov 22, 2015 12:08 am
mandy+steve
Robzilr
Robzilr
21 November 2015

Avonlee Stage 6 Brabham W.A

Avonlee Stage 6 Brabham W.A
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hello neighbours, I am wondering what turf types you have decided on other than artificial, I have a larger block on Park Street so it is important I make the right…

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Robzilr
Nov 21, 2015 10:16 pm
Robzilr
dianaahilton
dianaahilton
21 November 2015

Cost of Bricklaying in Melbourne

Cost of Bricklaying in Melbourne
VIC

Brick layers usually charge in two ways - either on an hourly basis or per brick basis. The hourly rate for a brick layer tends to be around $37-53 . The rate per brick…

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dianaahilton
Nov 21, 2015 9:41 pm
dianaahilton
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mandy+steve
Nov 21, 2015 10:43 am
mandy+steve
mishb
mishb
21 November 2015

Holiday house in Central Victoria

Holiday house in Central Victoria
VIC

We're looking at building a holiday house on acreage, near Heathcote. We're thinking of going the modular/kit route for cost control and simplicity. But we'd also…

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mishb
Nov 21, 2015 10:35 am
MmmmBalf
MmmmBalf
21 November 2015

What is the point of sliding window locks?

What is the point of sliding window locks?
SA

Hubby and I had handover of our new house last week. Our builder installed keyed window locks on our property but I have only just found out (after being burgled 4 days…

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MmmmBalf
Nov 21, 2015 10:08 am
MmmmBalf
oneJohn
oneJohn
21 November 2015

Has anyone chosen "Evening Haze" colour...

Has anyone chosen "Evening Haze" colour...
VIC

Based on the colour calibration work I've done to model our house, I agree that Evening Haze is a close match to the colour of off-white mortar (off-white cement + white…

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oneJohn
Nov 21, 2015 8:39 am
oneJohn
MmmmBalf
MmmmBalf
21 November 2015

Ideas for nice large single story homes ?

Ideas for nice large single story homes ?

G.J Gardner Homes have a number of large single storey homes with frontages around 28m. I haven't built with them, so can't give an opinion on their build - I believe…

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MmmmBalf
Nov 21, 2015 8:16 am
MmmmBalf
MalSannie
MalSannie
21 November 2015

Yanchep ( Capricorn build )

Yanchep ( Capricorn build )
WA

Oh how lovely - we're due PCI on the 30th (fingers crossed) - good luck for yours too

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MalSannie
Nov 21, 2015 4:26 am
MalSannie
MalSannie
MalSannie
21 November 2015

Our house in the middle of the street _ Splash of green!

Our house in the middle of the street _ Splash of green!
VIC
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hi DD - I hope you've had some positive progress on your home? Bet you can't wait for your holiday are you visiting family?

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MalSannie
Nov 21, 2015 4:25 am
MalSannie
Gunna
Gunna
20 November 2015

Coral Homes - Termite System

Coral Homes - Termite System
QLD

Coral uses a visual barrier. There is no termimesh or anything like that. This is what it should look…

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Gunna
Nov 20, 2015 7:44 pm
kiwiinmelbourne
kiwiinmelbourne
20 November 2015

Recommendations for a builder

Recommendations for a builder
VIC

Hi guys, Just after a recommendation for a builder who is competent to build off a set of plans. Was hoping for some pictures as well off the "final product". Builder must…

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kiwiinmelbourne
Nov 20, 2015 12:18 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
20 November 2015

First home builder and water tanks

First home builder and water tanks
NSW

It almost certainly would have been…

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SaveH2O
Nov 20, 2015 11:36 am
SaveH2O
S-Jade
S-Jade
20 November 2015

Ben Trager Homes - Banksia Grove - Handover

Ben Trager Homes - Banksia Grove - Handover
WA
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Can't wait to see some pic's of the final look with furniture etc.

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S-Jade
Nov 20, 2015 7:50 am
Lindeli
Lindeli
20 November 2015

How to get untitled land valued

How to get untitled land valued
VIC

They can value from plans, formally approve finance then goes to unconditional once titled.

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Lindeli
Nov 20, 2015 5:41 am
Baltimore
Baltimore
19 November 2015

Commodore homes

Commodore homes
WA

It's delay after delay , construction started on November 2014 and now after three months of delay for stone bench top which already been installed on this Tuesday now…

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Baltimore
Nov 19, 2015 10:45 pm
perthgirl16
perthgirl16
19 November 2015

Kitchen CeiIing Issues

Kitchen CeiIing Issues
NSW

Definitely go the higher ceilings - I have mine right to the ceiling - great storage and it looks wonderful !! My idea!!!

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perthgirl16
Nov 19, 2015 10:42 pm
Decka
Decka
19 November 2015

Site not energised!! use of Generator

Site not energised!! use of Generator
WA

If you go ahead with the generator make sure you get a detailed quote for the time period, this will save you from any nasty surprises.

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Decka
Nov 19, 2015 9:47 pm
Decka
vivmak
vivmak
19 November 2015

Tiling after handover project home.

Tiling after handover project home.
NSW

Thanks Gunna. We changed flooring after signing contract. At the moment SS is the only person responding office is not even acknowledging emails.

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vivmak
Nov 19, 2015 6:41 pm
psyherin
psyherin
19 November 2015

Land Valuation came back lower

Land Valuation came back lower
QLD

hope things work out for you. We were in the same situation. Our land is not yet titled and we had gone with CBA directly and when they did our valuation it was under…

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psyherin
Nov 19, 2015 2:07 pm
psyherin
perthgirl16
perthgirl16
19 November 2015

In-Vogue Build at Champion Lakes (WA)

In-Vogue Build at Champion Lakes (WA)
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Thanks for that Honeywood builder !!! Have sent a message thru to Mark. Our other Building Inspector for Brickwork and lock up reports was so thorough - but he has…

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perthgirl16
Nov 19, 2015 1:15 pm
pheazoid
pheazoid
19 November 2015

Sloping Block on a Budget

Sloping Block on a Budget
NSW

We were looking at the same thing. We have a sloping block with the same amount of slope at the front. Building in Northwestern Sydney. However, each builder we have been…

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pheazoid
Nov 19, 2015 10:42 am
pheazoid
SHSConsultants
SHSConsultants
19 November 2015

How to find out wind classification for my area

How to find out wind classification for my area
NSW

check the bca region map for climatic regions. However for a specif wind rating it is done per site. The topography, slope of the land, proximity to other buildings,…

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SHSConsultants
Nov 19, 2015 9:31 am
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Another_1
Nov 19, 2015 8:09 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 November 2015

after prestart more money for siteworks

after prestart more money for siteworks
WA

Hi Tush231 Ouch... I suggest you get the (proper) Geotech report and Engineering Details and get another opinion of the costs before you proceed any further.. BTW who did…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 18, 2015 11:03 pm
StructuralBIMGuy


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