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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
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
13 June 2015

Geotech Report - Rock removal?

Geotech Report - Rock removal?
NSW

Is it a single storey or double storey home, Large or small home, contour survey? Do you want to raise the slab slightly with fill and retaining or cut and fill? There are…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 13, 2015 9:52 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Roomeat
Roomeat
13 June 2015

Anyone Building With Clarendon Gold Coast Area

Anyone Building With Clarendon Gold Coast Area
QLD

Does anyone who is building with Clarendon Homes in the Gold Coast area know who the trades are? I'm trying to get a jump start on a couple of issues and looking for…

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Roomeat
Jun 13, 2015 6:55 am
Roomeat
TomCat
TomCat
12 June 2015

Lockup to Handover - how long did yours take?

Lockup to Handover - how long did yours take?
WA

Going back over 2 years now. But we had lock up before the Christmas break and didn't move in until May. Our total build time was 10…

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TomCat
Jun 12, 2015 11:31 pm
TomCat
techau
techau
12 June 2015

Building Metricon Fortitude32 - Bannockburn: FLOORING

Building Metricon Fortitude32 - Bannockburn: FLOORING
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Loving the info from your posts so far. After looking through probably a hundred floorplans, we've settled on the Metricon Fortitude 32. Heading into the process of making…

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techau
Jun 12, 2015 9:46 pm
techau
Porter Davis 2015
Porter Davis 2015
12 June 2015

Barossa 40 Porter Davis 2015

Barossa 40 Porter Davis 2015
VIC

Our building coordinator jaymee lee has been brilliant. 12 hours until tender. I hope team pd is on our side.

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Porter Davis 2015
Jun 12, 2015 8:07 pm
klubear
klubear
12 June 2015

Henley - HELP need some guidance prior to contract signing

Henley - HELP need some guidance prior to contract signing
VIC

So I got the email today saying they were not going to do the price review !!! Surprise surprise!! So I asked for a price review !! To take the current offer.. NO…

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klubear
Jun 12, 2015 7:49 pm
klubear
Dreamz9
Dreamz9
12 June 2015

Building a Beckham - Plantation (Henley)

Building a Beckham - Plantation (Henley)
QLD
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hi everyone, love watching all the posts people have been writing and especially the photos :). I am looking to sign a contract to build a Bekham…

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Dreamz9
Jun 12, 2015 6:47 pm
sugz
sugz
12 June 2015

Anyone building at bunya???

Anyone building at bunya???
QLD
1 ... 219, 220, 221

guys, I received an email from my builder stating that the practical completion inspection is scheduled next week. I have been asked to…

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sugz
Jun 12, 2015 6:25 pm
priscia2104
priscia2104
12 June 2015

How long Bankstown Council take for the building approval?

How long Bankstown Council take for the building approval?
NSW

We did ours through a private certifier within Bankstown Council and they got it done in 2 weeks. That might not be relevant if you're…

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priscia2104
Jun 12, 2015 3:18 pm
priscia2104
whzzz28
whzzz28
12 June 2015

Dulux Natural White for walls

Dulux Natural White for walls
NSW
1, 2

It does also depend on the person. Some people seem colors differently, for instance i could see a large blue tinge in full strength and a slight tinge in half, but…

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whzzz28
Jun 12, 2015 10:14 am
bpratt
bpratt
12 June 2015

Hidden costs in House & land packages

Hidden costs in House & land packages
SA

Not sure what happened then - it kept saying the post wasn't…

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bpratt
Jun 12, 2015 9:00 am
ben_1_2
ben_1_2
11 June 2015

Choosing a Builder

Choosing a Builder
WA

Thanks oneJohn. I agree i think will be a matter of reviews, and visiting the display homes and seeing which builders/reps i like the best. Anybody have any personal…

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ben_1_2
Jun 11, 2015 6:29 pm
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
11 June 2015

Kitchen bulkhead

Kitchen bulkhead
WA

The cornice is unfortunately standard unless your plans state otherwise then get on them!! :( wish ours was a flush corner too! Check it out carefully at PCI and your…

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xxkatxx
Jun 11, 2015 12:09 pm
dmj1983
dmj1983
11 June 2015

Feeling Frustrated - caesarstone benchtop

Feeling Frustrated - caesarstone benchtop
VIC

So we told them they put in the wrong benchtops, it's only now, few weeks later, that they are trying to get out of it. Only offered us $2000 for the mistake but we had…

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dmj1983
Jun 11, 2015 11:27 am
joea
joea
11 June 2015

Our first home Dunedin 29 Porter Davis -See blog for updates

Our first home Dunedin 29 Porter Davis -See blog for updates
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

I've decided to only update our blog from now on as it greatly reduces the amount of time required. If you are interested in following our build please go to

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joea
Jun 11, 2015 10:29 am
joea
yvonneh
yvonneh
10 June 2015

Building inspector and Handover

Building inspector and Handover
QLD

We had our inspector go in before handover/presentation so they could get things rectified prior to handover.

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yvonneh
Jun 10, 2015 10:32 pm
yvonneh
yvonneh
10 June 2015

Sekisui House Deposit

Sekisui House Deposit
VIC

the luzia is lovely! let us know how you go

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yvonneh
Jun 10, 2015 10:17 pm
Wise1267
Wise1267
10 June 2015

Dumped Concrete on my land

Dumped Concrete on my land
NSW

Thanks a Lot Saint Mike...

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Wise1267
Jun 10, 2015 2:13 pm
Skull
Skull
10 June 2015

Builder's window - Security Screen

Builder's window - Security Screen
WA

If I convert my glass sliding window to security (with grilles) - would I need to replace the entire glass window with new security (with grilles) windows?

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Skull
Jun 10, 2015 1:16 am
haychhhhh
haychhhhh
9 June 2015

HomeSolution by Metricon - Luna 28 in Arnolds Creek

HomeSolution by Metricon - Luna 28 in Arnolds Creek
VIC
1 ... 25, 26, 27

No, our period was up in April. I just don't want our floors to stay like that that's all, it's not a huge gap but I still don't like it. I had a look on the other side of…

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haychhhhh
Jun 09, 2015 11:45 pm
haychhhhh
2Bytheseaside
2Bytheseaside
9 June 2015

Cost of NBN installation - Perth

Cost of NBN installation - Perth
WA

Wondering if anyone can share how much their builder charged for NBN FTTP installation? Just trying to decide whether to get our builder to organise it, or get it done…

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2Bytheseaside
Jun 09, 2015 11:35 pm

Some things happening lately; Paint has started on the outside. Can't wait to see the jarrah go up.…

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WhiteWillow
Jun 09, 2015 8:11 pm
qsatya
qsatya
9 June 2015

Heigh doors with high ceiling

Heigh doors with high ceiling
NSW

My builder is not giving heigh doors with heigh ceiling variation, building hasn't been started yet , but approved all council plans. Even though I am ready to pay admin…

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qsatya
Jun 09, 2015 7:02 pm
WolfGrey
WolfGrey
9 June 2015

Buying land And Building in Ipswich

Buying land And Building in Ipswich
QLD

Would appreciate advice in advance.. So my partner and I are currently deciding between Ripley or Karalee. we have seen a lot of display homes through various builders.…

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WolfGrey
Jun 09, 2015 2:31 pm
ShannaLK
ShannaLK
9 June 2015

House finished - Keys today but.... Fencing??

House finished - Keys today but.... Fencing??
WA

LOL it's always the way. At least it's all over and done with :-)

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ShannaLK
Jun 09, 2015 12:43 pm
ShannaLK
jalisakristie
jalisakristie
8 June 2015

Help! Soakwells and building contract

Help! Soakwells and building contract

Just wondering if soakwells have to be part of your building contract when going through keystart or can they be done separately??? Thanks

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jalisakristie
Jun 08, 2015 8:45 pm
jalisakristie
Denten
Denten
8 June 2015

The buying experiance... I hated it.

The buying experiance... I hated it.
WA

Love your insights and looking forward to the next chapter!

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Denten
Jun 08, 2015 6:23 pm
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caribwa
Jun 08, 2015 5:28 pm
jang25
jang25
8 June 2015

Torn between London 24 and Marina Q1

Torn between London 24 and Marina Q1
VIC

I prefer Henleys marina Q1 1) having big kitchen and pantry 2) heaps of storage 3)theater room noise could be avoided by adding doors and insulation 4) simple plan 5)…

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jang25
Jun 08, 2015 1:21 pm
jang25
FHB99
FHB99
8 June 2015

Site costs around Cranbourne North

Site costs around Cranbourne North
VIC

I have just purchased a block of land at Tulliallan Estate Cranbourne North and have been going to different builders , who have given various site costs figures ranging…

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FHB99
Jun 08, 2015 12:31 pm
Jonooo
Jonooo
8 June 2015

How long until completion ??

How long until completion ??
NSW

Our lockup was last week and our estimated date from the beginning was July 21, we are hoping they will still be on time... The mrs is pregnant and due sept 9, so we can't…

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Jonooo
Jun 08, 2015 9:25 am
ChantalMaree
ChantalMaree
7 June 2015

Annie's Landing, Ellenbrook

Annie's Landing, Ellenbrook
WA

We have just signed up with Homestart. Have a piece of land on Stage 8 in Annie's Landing. Eek!?!?

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ChantalMaree
Jun 07, 2015 11:35 pm
ChantalMaree
shannonkent15
shannonkent15
7 June 2015

Our HGWA build in Wellard - PCI Done

Our HGWA build in Wellard - PCI Done
WA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hi! Was wondering how much it cost you to change your kitchen cabinets into drawers? P.S your house look's great :)

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shannonkent15
Jun 07, 2015 11:19 pm
shannonkent15
kellie_87
kellie_87
7 June 2015

First Home Owner/Builder

First Home Owner/Builder
WA

Hi thanks for your help! Was wondering if anyone could tell me how much it costs to upgrade kitchen cupboards to wide drawers…

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kellie_87
Jun 07, 2015 9:28 pm
kellie_87
Norz88
Norz88
7 June 2015

Anyone built/building a 3x2 house in Perth for under $150k

Anyone built/building a 3x2 house in Perth for under $150k
WA

Hello, Looking for recommendations of builders who can build a simple 3x2 in Perth for under $150k Don't seem to have much luck online or in the paper Most builders want a…

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Norz88
Jun 07, 2015 3:48 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
7 June 2015

Tasmanian First Home Builders - Tasmania Custom Build

Tasmanian First Home Builders - Tasmania Custom Build
TAS
1, 2, 3

We need updated pics Amaroo! Can't wait to see the fitout.

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PVBuild
Jun 07, 2015 12:47 pm
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ted2015
Jun 07, 2015 11:53 am
clairelv
clairelv
7 June 2015

children's bedroom

children's bedroom
QLD

i painted my son's bedroom light blue and several cartoon on the wall . he loves it very much . the most important and happy part is we did it together . though that made…

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clairelv
Jun 07, 2015 11:14 am


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