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PVBuild
PVBuild
18 November 2015

Aspireon Build Eliza Ponds

Aspireon Build Eliza Ponds
WA
1, 2

Love to see some updated pics when you get a chance, Roscoes. Pity about your curved wall - hope you can get resolution.

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PVBuild
Nov 18, 2015 12:38 pm
Allypally
Allypally
18 November 2015

Haywards Bay East Point Estate

Haywards Bay East Point Estate
NSW
1, 2

Release 7 was finally registered on Friday 13th November 2015. Release 8 is expected on Friday 20th November 2015

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Allypally
Nov 18, 2015 10:58 am
Allypally
TashPaul
TashPaul
18 November 2015

Please help! - site/slab question (confused!!)

Please help! - site/slab question (confused!!)
VIC

Thanks Man1, I will email the builder in a few weeks when I am sure that the engineering plans have been finished, and ask for a copy. Bashworth, yes there is a…

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TashPaul
Nov 18, 2015 7:31 am
TashPaul
mona79
mona79
17 November 2015

Barrington Homes - Awesome experience -

Barrington Homes - Awesome experience -
NSW

I just wanted to post about our extremely positive experience with our recent build with Barrington Homes. Anyone considering building them will not be disappointed based…

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mona79
Nov 17, 2015 2:47 pm
KoalaBare
KoalaBare
16 November 2015

Handover checklist - what's on your list?

Handover checklist - what's on your list?
NSW

This is how it is... Top and bottom of all doors must now be painted...not just wet areas or entry doors If you use your own sticky red dots and they are pushed flat then…

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KoalaBare
Nov 16, 2015 6:31 pm
ardasander
ardasander
16 November 2015

Is this enough ventilation for bathroom?

Is this enough ventilation for bathroom?
TAS

When it comes to ventilation, you should measure air changes per hour (ach). For wet areas recommended ach rate is between 6 and 10. So considering your bathroom is…

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ardasander
Nov 16, 2015 1:22 pm
Man1
Man1
16 November 2015

Fairmont Newport at Greentree Walk

Fairmont Newport at Greentree Walk
SA
1, 2, 3

Hey iyeayo, I assume you are in now, what was your 'grand summary' as to how the build went!?

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Man1
Nov 16, 2015 7:07 am
King_Carl
King_Carl
15 November 2015

Architect design and built house

Architect design and built house
NSW

Hi Long time reader first time poster. I am currently building with Morrison Homes. I can recommend them. But it does depend what you're looking for. If you are still…

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King_Carl
Nov 15, 2015 8:37 pm
BlueButterfly
BlueButterfly
15 November 2015

Anyone building in Essence, Maddingley/Bacchus Marsh?

Anyone building in Essence, Maddingley/Bacchus Marsh?
VIC

Hi, It's been a very exciting few weeks while my husband and I have been deciding on a block of land and builder for our very first home. We've just signed the land…

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BlueButterfly
Nov 15, 2015 5:17 pm
BlueButterfly
FYI
FYI
15 November 2015

Building with Vesta

Building with Vesta
NSW

Hi Guys I went through the tender process with Vesta. I initially paid $1000 as you would with most builders. I was given the "yes" approach, yes to everything,…

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FYI
Nov 15, 2015 3:17 pm
FYI
FYI
15 November 2015

House and land package at edmondson park

House and land package at edmondson park
NSW

Hi Riz, i was going to build with Vesta Homes and pulled out last minute. My advise if you to be document everything and reaffirm via email. My experience has not been…

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FYI
Nov 15, 2015 2:44 pm
shellby
shellby
15 November 2015

Fencing attached to brick wall?

Fencing attached to brick wall?

When I get my fence installed I will also be asking for a post for both side gates. I don't really want anything drilled into my brickwork to be honest. I would have…

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shellby
Nov 15, 2015 1:14 pm
shellby
philip01
philip01
15 November 2015

Help with Building

Help with Building

Are you in adelaide ? If so i can help

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philip01
Nov 15, 2015 12:51 pm
shellby
shellby
15 November 2015

How long does it take to build new one storey?

How long does it take to build new one storey?
NSW

I think it also depends on what they quoted for including in time - my build time in my contract is 124 days - this is 6 days a week days. Other builders would be 5 days a…

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shellby
Nov 15, 2015 12:21 pm
shellby

14/11/2015 Display Homes - 1 Lowset with frames and trusses, 2 highsets with lower floor…

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Roomeat
Nov 15, 2015 7:28 am
Roomeat
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perthgirl16
Nov 15, 2015 1:36 am
AKB
AKB
15 November 2015

Hamptons style display homes/builders in NSW

Hamptons style display homes/builders in NSW
NSW

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=63370&hilit=Hamptons&start=640 I can't remember who these guys built with but they built a stunning Hamptons style house over east

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AKB
Nov 14, 2015 11:03 pm
AKB
aalad
aalad
14 November 2015

Aurora Estate - Alex Avenue - Schofields

Aurora Estate - Alex Avenue - Schofields
NSW
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hi Donna, Thanks for keeping us updated. Today we had a quick look at the estate. It is coming up very well. Ours will be a hiebel house. Not sure how it going look…

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aalad
Nov 14, 2015 9:38 pm
bashworth
bashworth
14 November 2015

Recommendations for window tinting please!

Recommendations for window tinting please!
WA

Which direction are the windows facing? if they are facing north a small pergola can give shade without any tinting (see http://anewhouse.com.au/2012/01/shading ...…

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bashworth
Nov 14, 2015 7:48 pm
bashworth
natlyn
natlyn
14 November 2015

Need advice on kitchen-laundry plan

Need advice on kitchen-laundry plan
WA

We have the same door in 720 on our laundry and WIP and it's fine I don't notice the difference between a 720 or 820 http://houseoflexia.blogspot.com.au/

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natlyn
Nov 14, 2015 5:27 pm
natlyn
Decka
Decka
14 November 2015

Cabling

Cabling
NSW

I couldn't so had conduits and blank plates installed instead, I'll get the cables run later.

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Decka
Nov 14, 2015 1:48 pm
Decka
AJW
AJW
14 November 2015

Kitchen bulkhead issue.

Kitchen bulkhead issue.
NSW

My house will unfortunately have the cabinets to 2250mm with bulkhead over on a 2700 ceiling :( That's all they can do apparently. I hope it…

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AJW
Nov 14, 2015 1:07 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
14 November 2015

Frustrations with Porter Davis

Frustrations with Porter Davis
VIC

It all sounds very bad on their part, I was most shocked about the three different site supervisors and not even knowing you had a new…

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Leksie5000
Nov 14, 2015 7:10 am
Jin
Jin
13 November 2015

Footing/soil question

Footing/soil question
SA
1, 2

Got planning approval but yet to get all documents for development approval. *sigh* taking forever...

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Jin
Nov 13, 2015 10:07 pm
Simmofwoosh
Simmofwoosh
13 November 2015

Our Build - Gold Style Homes

Our Build - Gold Style Homes
WA
1, 2

Interested to hear more about anyone's experience with Gold Style. Are their prices competitive/sq metre etc? What sort of inclusions do they have, and were pre-start…

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Simmofwoosh
Nov 13, 2015 5:03 pm
Pink86
Pink86
13 November 2015

Building new Oracle home in Queensland

Building new Oracle home in Queensland
QLD
1 ... 13, 14, 15

I finally started my own thread. Happy to have you follow my journey. We are still in council. Hopefull not much longer now. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=80626&hilit=oracle

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Pink86
Nov 13, 2015 10:09 am
goody59
goody59
13 November 2015

Eaves plaster board and cornice board got wet with heavyrain

Eaves plaster board and cornice board got wet with heavyrain

The fibro eave linings will be ok. I would be asking that the cornice be replaced before installation as I would be concerned about mould being an issue. It is damaged as…

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goody59
Nov 13, 2015 9:40 am
goody59
SJ_house13
SJ_house13
13 November 2015

Building inspector in Melbourne's West

Building inspector in Melbourne's West
VIC

Thanks! Our First Build /viewtopic.php?t=79716

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SJ_house13
Nov 13, 2015 8:31 am
Lewiston2015
Lewiston2015
12 November 2015

Pgh archipelago - anyone used this Brick?

Pgh archipelago - anyone used this Brick?
SA

They are a nice brick, I remember we had them on our list but decided to go with cobblestone. I found PGH's website a great help when deciding as with some of the bricks…

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Lewiston2015
Nov 12, 2015 9:19 pm
TomCat
TomCat
12 November 2015

Handover approaching - any tips

Handover approaching - any tips
NSW

Ooh good timing for this Q to come up ... I just counted five weeks for me :P Glad Bashworth posted that link - Im off to download that bargain guide on that site somewhere. TICK!

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TomCat
Nov 12, 2015 8:54 pm
TomCat
sendtokartik
sendtokartik
12 November 2015

Your Feedback on Roselea Builder

Your Feedback on Roselea Builder
NSW

We are half way through our build with roselea homes. On the positives, they are flexible with variations and changes right through the process as compared to project…

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sendtokartik
Nov 12, 2015 12:18 pm
MannyD
MannyD
12 November 2015

Tinting: Zero visibility from the outside at night

Tinting: Zero visibility from the outside at night
WA
1, 2

I thought companies who did tinting and the like made some sort of translucent film nowadays for situations like…

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MannyD
Nov 12, 2015 12:10 pm
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LazzaKylie
Nov 12, 2015 11:22 am
oneJohn
oneJohn
12 November 2015

Cost per sq metre and designer costs

Cost per sq metre and designer costs
WA

Cost per square metre can mean pretty much anything, so you need to the context of the estimate. Typically I wouldn't expect a builder to factor in demolition costs or…

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oneJohn
Nov 12, 2015 9:16 am
oneJohn
Aveley22
Aveley22
11 November 2015

Help please! No power to estate

Help please! No power to estate
WA

Hi there I'm Currently building in Aveley, The Vale estate, and have been informed by the builder that there is no power to the green domes so they have had to get a…

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Aveley22
Nov 11, 2015 4:31 pm
Aveley22
Kadyno
Kadyno
11 November 2015

Building a MDJ Lyndhurst

Building a MDJ Lyndhurst
NSW

We have just signed up with MDJ and are building a Lyndhurst. Just wondering if anyone has already built one as I would LOVE to have a little look PLEASE. We live in…

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Kadyno
Nov 11, 2015 3:45 am
Buddy7
Buddy7
10 November 2015

Sarah Homes

Sarah Homes

also to spanners, i built on the murray bridge side of the mt barker district and was not charged $7000 for delivery of materials. the final price on contract, once finals…

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Buddy7
Nov 10, 2015 5:30 pm
johnbrownsniece
johnbrownsniece
10 November 2015

Progress payments schedule

Progress payments schedule
WA

Hi guys Is anyone willing to share what their progress payment schedule is for a new house (big project builder) in Western Australia? Cheers

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johnbrownsniece
Nov 10, 2015 1:09 pm
Kelgofast
Kelgofast
10 November 2015

Plumbing in the wrong spot in our slab help!

Plumbing in the wrong spot in our slab help!
NSW
1, 2

Hi all, we have a pipe under the concrete to allow water and electrical access to the island bench in our kitchen. After the cabinet maker did his measure up he noticed…

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Kelgofast
Nov 10, 2015 12:57 pm
Kelgofast
TaraDog
TaraDog
10 November 2015

No more renos! Time to build a Washington 29 Wisdom Home

No more renos! Time to build a Washington 29 Wisdom Home
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi Jazz_J. Not sure if you're still on this thread - Love the look of your home using the Blackheath bricks. We were thinking of using Blackheath as well, but have seen…

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TaraDog
Nov 10, 2015 12:26 pm
TaraDog
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lazandjohn
Nov 09, 2015 6:59 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
9 November 2015

Building our first home in Pakenham Victoria

Building our first home in Pakenham Victoria
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Oh, are you doing solar panels through your builder? Is it expensive? What sort of aircon have you gone with? Anything else going on?

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aloenyx
Nov 09, 2015 6:15 pm
aloenyx
wesky
wesky
9 November 2015

Water pooling around new Slab

Water pooling around new Slab
VIC

Boy have I got pics haha. Cheers.

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wesky
Nov 09, 2015 5:54 pm
shellby
shellby
9 November 2015

Manooka Valley Stormwater

Manooka Valley Stormwater
NSW

We just went to humes with the measurements and brought the riser direct off them. We needed a 600x600x600mm. BTW the measurement is the inside bit where the grate is.…

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shellby
Nov 09, 2015 3:25 pm
shellby


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