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bluesteel
bluesteel
19 August 2015

Paint opinion needed

Paint opinion needed
QLD

Your selections are pretty almost anything would go but I would suggest a white with a bit of black and a tiny bit of ochre so it doesn't look too dead/flat. Eg dulux…

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bluesteel
Aug 19, 2015 9:24 pm
bluesteel
Firstbuild92
Firstbuild92
19 August 2015

Coral Homes' Daydream 32 in Kurri Kurri NSW

Coral Homes' Daydream 32 in Kurri Kurri NSW
NSW
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Looking amazing. Did you get coral to do your driveway? I'd like mine like that :)

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Firstbuild92
Aug 19, 2015 10:47 am
bpratt
bpratt
19 August 2015

In-wall cistern toilet suites

In-wall cistern toilet suites
NSW

What would you say if your builder wouldn't install toilets with an in-wall cistern, purely because they don't like the idea of them re…

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bpratt
Aug 19, 2015 9:43 am
Victor22
Victor22
19 August 2015

Choosing best entrance door option for a Portico

Choosing best entrance door option for a Portico
VIC

I have an interesting dilemma. I am building three townhouses and the architect design is a little unusual in that there is a portico and the entrance door is not in the…

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Victor22
Aug 19, 2015 2:26 am
oduen
oduen
18 August 2015

Electrical Spend on a New Build

Electrical Spend on a New Build
QLD

My electrical spend at pre-start was $2400. This included 2 double GPOs to kitchen island, 12 other double GPOs, 1 waterproof double GPO, 1 upgrade from a double to a quad…

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oduen
Aug 19, 2015 12:32 am
buildingasantorini
buildingasantorini
18 August 2015

Building Delays with MJH

Building Delays with MJH
NSW

Just reading through everyone's post asking how long between contracts etc. We signed our contract (3k deposit) back in June 2014. Land was registered in Oct 2014. Council…

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buildingasantorini
Aug 18, 2015 9:13 pm
RobandNess11
RobandNess11
18 August 2015

Sebring

Sebring
NSW

Hi all so I am only new to this so hope it works, we are doing a knockdown rebuild and are building the Sebring with Allworth in Seven Hills. We were mucked around by the…

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RobandNess11
Aug 18, 2015 5:24 pm
Manic
Manic
18 August 2015

Awning window in shower

Awning window in shower

... a highlight window and fan will be sufficient ventilation? As a side note: our highlight awning window is (574 mm x 1530…

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Manic
Aug 18, 2015 3:47 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
18 August 2015

Help with floor plan

Help with floor plan
WA

I'd try to get hanging down both sides of that WIR. If you pull back some of the cutout out of the front corner, you could shorten up the bedroom a bit to get the shower,…

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oneJohn
Aug 18, 2015 3:22 pm
oneJohn
imran.sheth
imran.sheth
18 August 2015

Setback requirements Single Storey building on corner lot

Setback requirements Single Storey building on corner lot

Hi Guys, I just managed to secure corner lot in newbrook- Airds estate with following dimensons Width : 13.45 Length : 30 m I am going to build my first house there.…

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imran.sheth
Aug 18, 2015 11:43 am
claypot
claypot
18 August 2015

How does the main water supply enter new house?

How does the main water supply enter new house?
SA

Our water came in externally off the brick wall on the side of the house, but that may have been a local council requirement, as the mains supply…

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claypot
Aug 18, 2015 10:29 am
icywater
icywater
18 August 2015

What was your electrical spend?

What was your electrical spend?
QLD

I spent $4400 on light fitting. 41 down lights, feather lights, oyster light, sensor spot lights and wall lights. The most expensive is the 36 brightgreen d900s for $2100.…

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icywater
Aug 18, 2015 1:44 am
icywater
1HB
1HB
17 August 2015

Volume builders price negotiations

Volume builders price negotiations
VIC

We were offered an initial discount of $1200 on almost a 300K house. We have not paid the initial deposit as yet but the builder was adamant that she can go any further…

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1HB
Aug 18, 2015 12:54 am
1HB
mgilla
mgilla
17 August 2015

Frame issue - stud cut to fit breather pipe

Frame issue - stud cut to fit breather pipe
VIC

It isn't a load bearing wall. The thing that annoys me about this is: a) They wouldn't leave it like that if it was their own…

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mgilla
Aug 17, 2015 8:18 pm
cfm
cfm
17 August 2015

Chessington Homes

Chessington Homes
WA

There seem to be some less than glowing reviews online! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chessing ... 28?fref=ts

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cfm
Aug 17, 2015 5:15 pm
dy1jaw
dy1jaw
17 August 2015

Home Group WA Reviews....

Home Group WA Reviews....
WA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hi All, A few months back we received an advise from HGWA and Ford & Doonan regarding an upgrade to the ducted reverse cycle aircon that is included in our package. It…

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dy1jaw
Aug 17, 2015 2:58 pm
mac1170
mac1170
17 August 2015

Duplex on your land in Sutherland Shire

Duplex on your land in Sutherland Shire
NSW

We would like to move from Miranda to say Caringbah south, woolaware or Cronulla but can't afford to buy a house. We are looking for…

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mac1170
Aug 17, 2015 2:27 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
17 August 2015

Construction cert

Construction cert
NSW

That does not sound correct. I think in NSW the construction certificate is valid for as long as the development consent lasts. I recall a duration of 2 years at one…

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oneJohn
Aug 17, 2015 11:21 am
oneJohn
Glennc74
Glennc74
17 August 2015

AS/NZS 2311 - where to read?

AS/NZS 2311 - where to read?
VIC

Sai global , sells standards . It's usually pretty hard to find any standard in full online due to copyright

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Glennc74
Aug 17, 2015 2:39 am
valerie3e
valerie3e
16 August 2015

Has anyone built with Metricon in Cranbourne West?

Has anyone built with Metricon in Cranbourne West?
VIC

Has anyone built with Metricon in Cranbourne West? Would love to hear your experiences! :)

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valerie3e
Aug 16, 2015 9:40 pm
valerie3e
1st-timers
1st-timers
16 August 2015

Q Re: Prelim House Siting Plan QLD Australand Purchasers

Q Re: Prelim House Siting Plan QLD Australand Purchasers
QLD

I have emailed Australand and will call the council tommorrow but thought I would throw this out there today anyway. Australand have given us a 'preliminary house siting…

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1st-timers
Aug 16, 2015 5:13 pm
marzbar29
marzbar29
16 August 2015

has anyone built the Kingscliff 16 by Porter Davis?

has anyone built the Kingscliff 16 by Porter Davis?
VIC

Hi all currently building at Livingston Estate in Cranbourne East the Kingscliff 16 and as they don't have any displays to view i was wondering if anyone who has already…

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marzbar29
Aug 16, 2015 5:01 pm
marzbar29
marzbar29
16 August 2015

Has anyone built a Kingscliff 16?

Has anyone built a Kingscliff 16?
VIC

hi we are building the Kingscliff 16 as well and if there is anyone who has finished building i would appreciate photos to get an idea of what it will look like as eager…

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marzbar29
Aug 16, 2015 4:55 pm

Made a few changes. Hopefully for the…

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Lourance
Aug 16, 2015 4:53 pm
LouR
LouR
16 August 2015

Opinions on Roof Colour

Opinions on Roof Colour
NSW

I never thought of that oneJohn. We had originally told our builder that we were going with option 2 but we have option 1 & 2 on our front porch and look at them every…

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LouR
Aug 16, 2015 3:05 pm
jessicana10
jessicana10
16 August 2015

Building Monterey Belle Q1 with Henley - Upgrade Questions

Building Monterey Belle Q1 with Henley - Upgrade Questions
VIC

Hi, We are building the Monterey q2 and for 450mm eaves it was $3795 (we extended the grand alfresco and the bedroom wing by 1 meter so it would be pretty similar cost for…

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jessicana10
Aug 16, 2015 12:33 pm
jessicana10
NishaR
NishaR
16 August 2015

Build to BAL-FZ in Blue Mountains NSW - windows

Build to BAL-FZ in Blue Mountains NSW - windows
NSW

hi Atish....Could I ask where is your block in the Blue Mountains? I haven't had any dealings with the Blue Mountains council but till I know how they will tell that the…

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NishaR
Aug 16, 2015 8:14 am
DoubleDeckerBus
DoubleDeckerBus
16 August 2015

Our Rivello build in Ellenbrook: Awaiting 2nd PCI

Our Rivello build in Ellenbrook: Awaiting 2nd PCI
WA
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Hi JnM, what is your external colours, they all look great?

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DoubleDeckerBus
Aug 16, 2015 1:04 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
15 August 2015

Gemmill Build - SOR

Gemmill Build - SOR
WA

Went around yesterday and the soak wells have been installed. While I was there I noticed that the edges of the pad had been painted…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 15, 2015 9:49 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
archetto
archetto
15 August 2015

Ben Trager Sunshine Burns Beach Build

Ben Trager Sunshine Burns Beach Build
WA
1 ... 19, 20, 21

We have a window splashback too and they are doing our laundry one so I'm not going to install our glass one then until handover as I don't want to risk it and sounds like…

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archetto
Aug 15, 2015 7:01 pm
archetto
oneJohn
oneJohn
15 August 2015

New Home - choosing an elevation

New Home - choosing an elevation
WA
1, 2, 3

If you have eaves on the portico, I'd go with B over A, because it's simpler and cleaner, but there isn't a lot of difference in it. If you go without eaves though, I can…

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oneJohn
Aug 15, 2015 11:23 am
oneJohn
Wise1267
Wise1267
15 August 2015

Building with Wisdom Homes - DaVinci19

Building with Wisdom Homes - DaVinci19
NSW

Temporary Fench is on now on my land. Admin officer of Wisdom Homes was confused regarding compliance of a clause related to the fund, the confusion was arisen as I have…

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Wise1267
Aug 15, 2015 1:32 am
goody59
goody59
14 August 2015

Rough estimate of site costs

Rough estimate of site costs
QLD

Hi all, I just got my survey done and the ground is 1 metre below where the habitable area level would need to be. Is trying to raise it that…

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goody59
Aug 14, 2015 11:37 pm
goody59
Suezp
Suezp
14 August 2015

Any builder do 2 storey on 10 metre block for <220k base?

Any builder do 2 storey on 10 metre block for <220k base?

Boutique have a lovely new one... Two actually, but I think they will be over $330,000. Metricon also have a few they would be about the same.

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Suezp
Aug 14, 2015 10:34 pm
BackgroundResearcher
BackgroundResearcher
14 August 2015

Builder Background Check - How to do???

Builder Background Check - How to do???

The Answer at last ... an australian service AlwaysCheckYourBuilder.com.au is now doing full builder background checks. Prior dispute history, credit, director, licence…

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BackgroundResearcher
Aug 14, 2015 6:13 pm
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KKPP
Aug 14, 2015 5:07 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
14 August 2015

Public Liability Insurance On Vacant Land

Public Liability Insurance On Vacant Land
QLD

south australian Occupiers Liability from the civil liability act might shed some light on whethe ryou should or shouldnt take out insurance -

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Ponzu
Aug 14, 2015 4:10 pm
kyle9600
kyle9600
14 August 2015

Henley and building in Geelong

Henley and building in Geelong
VIC

That is what I was told, as they use specific builders over and over again if they are not local to Geelong or have sub tradies in the area they would be required to travel

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kyle9600
Aug 14, 2015 3:57 pm
EPaul888
EPaul888
14 August 2015

Kdr Sekisui House- Southern Sydney

Kdr Sekisui House- Southern Sydney
NSW

Hi Zarinafly, it took me a while to find your thread. Will be great to see how your house progress, so I now subscribed. :-)

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EPaul888
Aug 14, 2015 3:50 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
14 August 2015

Good design.. Wasted space.. How can you tell?

Good design.. Wasted space.. How can you tell?
NSW

Sometimes the larger space it to create a certain feel. My house and my parents house both have quite large entries which I never thought of as waste. I think it does…

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AussieMark
Aug 14, 2015 10:04 am
d@n
d@n
14 August 2015

what do you think about the House Plan

what do you think about the House Plan
WA

Why is the garage at the opposite end of the house entry? I would reverse the door into the garage rather than into the hallway. Hallway area into study looks like wasted space.

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d@n
Aug 14, 2015 10:01 am
Jojeke
Jojeke
14 August 2015

How much "roughly" over the listed price does building cost?

How much "roughly" over the listed price does building cost?
SA

I went well over. My list price didn't include flooring, driveway, landscaping, security screens, retaining walls etc. I also extended the size of the kitchen and added…

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Jojeke
Aug 14, 2015 2:50 am
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Elly_93
Aug 13, 2015 11:52 pm
JSK
JSK
13 August 2015

Oaklands Schofields

Oaklands Schofields
NSW

Hi there, I am new here and close to buy a lot in Oaklands Schofields project, has not seen/signed contract yet. Is this area flood prone, when the schofields road…

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JSK
Aug 13, 2015 2:04 pm
wesky
wesky
13 August 2015

What type of slab is this?

What type of slab is this?
VIC

I thought it was a raft but done a bit differently. Thanks guys!

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wesky
Aug 13, 2015 1:32 pm
boxer10
boxer10
13 August 2015

Edmondson Park "Village Square"

Edmondson Park "Village Square"
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi jonny90, our house was cosmos 3 bed with single garage. because of the corner lot, did'nt had any choice. All the best with building your new house.

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boxer10
Aug 13, 2015 11:53 am

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