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EmmaW84
EmmaW84
8 July 2015

Builder Liquidated Damages - Please help

Builder Liquidated Damages - Please help
VIC

My house is at its 'final stage' of building (Thank god! ::hyst:: ) and looks like they are going to need one more month extra than the contractual…

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EmmaW84
Jul 08, 2015 10:13 pm
Sarah754
Sarah754
8 July 2015

Opinions Please

Opinions Please
WA

Hi, Thanks - I think that was the reason for the setback. However, we drove up last weekend and they have completed the footpath. It's going past the side of our lot,…

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Sarah754
Jul 08, 2015 9:59 pm
me786
me786
8 July 2015

Brookleigh East, Caversham WA

Brookleigh East, Caversham WA
WA

How you going with your build?

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me786
Jul 08, 2015 8:06 pm
Simmi71
Simmi71
8 July 2015

Small / Private Builder Recommendations - Melbourne's North

Small / Private Builder Recommendations - Melbourne's North
VIC

Hi pV Did you and hubby decide on a builder? I meant to send you our builders details however I didn't know how to private message

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Simmi71
Jul 08, 2015 5:43 pm
Simmi71
surtees
surtees
8 July 2015

Ceiling fan provision - do I need them?

Ceiling fan provision - do I need them?
SA

Depends on the type of fan you wish to use, if you use one with a remote you only need to put in a standard light. We did this in the current house we live in and plan to…

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surtees
Jul 08, 2015 12:45 pm
surtees
TashPaul
TashPaul
8 July 2015

How to do the drainage correctly for sloped land

How to do the drainage correctly for sloped land
VIC

Sorry can't help you with your question but I like your pictures to help describe your positioning/slope. We are in the same boat but from side to side not front to back.…

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TashPaul
Jul 08, 2015 9:39 am
TashPaul
dupete49
dupete49
8 July 2015

The build speed is amazing

The build speed is amazing
QLD

Unfortunately that is the feeling that I have. Seems that surprisingly the contract is written in their favour. The frustration is that we can make no plans for when our…

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dupete49
Jul 08, 2015 9:07 am
valdez1
valdez1
8 July 2015

Switch Homes build in Coogee

Switch Homes build in Coogee
WA
1, 2, 3

hi tribe, thanks for the ideas, good one to think about.

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valdez1
Jul 08, 2015 1:05 am
alley
alley
7 July 2015

Highgrove clyde

Highgrove clyde
VIC

Welcome to highgrove jessicamete. Keep a close watch during build process,you will be alright.

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alley
Jul 07, 2015 7:42 pm
alley
alibaba11
alibaba11
7 July 2015

Difference in door price

Difference in door price
TAS

Another point to note is that builder's door comes with handles and is painted (usually to the same colour as the door frame). Bear in mind that the doors you purchase…

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alibaba11
Jul 07, 2015 4:32 pm
Carix
Carix
7 July 2015

Di Lorenzo tiles

Di Lorenzo tiles
NSW

Note to self: if we ever build again do not use a builder who uses Di Lorenzo! They are horrendous! Been more than 6 weeks since our consult and still nothing was send to…

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Carix
Jul 07, 2015 10:16 am
Vijayshah
Vijayshah
6 July 2015

Anybody building with roseland projects

Anybody building with roseland projects
NSW

Just wanted to know if anyone is building with roseland projects ...

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Vijayshah
Jul 06, 2015 11:19 pm
Tribe7
Tribe7
6 July 2015

Building with simonds in willowvale, qld

Building with simonds in willowvale, qld
QLD

Hi Kylie, if you have photos on your phone you can use tapatalk to add the photos to your thread. Tom cats on the money about how to add them from your computer. Look…

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Tribe7
Jul 06, 2015 10:40 pm
Tribe7
Neville S
Neville S
6 July 2015

Metricon Studio M

Metricon Studio M
VIC

Go as many times as possible before, also ask them for a selections sheet that way you won't miss things and you can start planning ahead. Have you been to Boral to look…

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Neville S
Jul 06, 2015 10:20 pm
Neville S
Gemg25
Gemg25
6 July 2015

Henley Lexington Lux Q2 - Williams Landing

Henley Lexington Lux Q2 - Williams Landing
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi Guys, my partner and I are first home buyers and are looking to buy the lexington Q2 with henley. We haven't discussed much of the finance side of things but I have…

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Gemg25
Jul 06, 2015 10:14 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
6 July 2015

Exterior weatherboard paint! Endless dusk or steeple grey??

Exterior weatherboard paint! Endless dusk or steeple grey??
WA

Hi, I haven't seen the true colours you've picked (just looked on screen) but hope this helps you pick. Usually with north facing houses, it's best to pick a slightly…

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Treeseachanger
Jul 06, 2015 6:05 pm
YabbaDabbaBuild
YabbaDabbaBuild
6 July 2015

Our Rocky Forever Home - couple of pics

Our Rocky Forever Home - couple of pics
QLD
1 ... 35, 36, 37

Hi, not sure if you ever come here any more, but we have just built at Springfield Lakes and we are looking to get some block work done. Just wondering who you used to do…

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YabbaDabbaBuild
Jul 06, 2015 5:29 pm
YabbaDabbaBuild
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bella18
Jul 06, 2015 2:57 pm
DiViS
DiViS
6 July 2015

Building at Denham park willowdale.

Building at Denham park willowdale.
NSW

Hi, If you join the Building at Willowdale…

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DiViS
Jul 06, 2015 12:46 pm
nervousnelly
nervousnelly
6 July 2015

Experience with Sett Homes

Experience with Sett Homes
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Thanks zappa141 Cheers NN

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nervousnelly
Jul 06, 2015 11:29 am
nervousnelly
amandavee
amandavee
6 July 2015

Building Riva 29 With Carlisle Homes

Building Riva 29 With Carlisle Homes
VIC
1, 2

Hi melanie_ctw I've just come across your thread! we've just signed on to build the Riva 29 as well, I noticed you built a few months back.. just wondering how it all turned out? :)

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amandavee
Jul 06, 2015 11:09 am
amandavee
New_Robinhood
New_Robinhood
5 July 2015

Hallbury homes

Hallbury homes
VIC

Has anyone had any experience with Hallbury homes? I am considering them to build my new dual story house. As they are a small builder nothing much on the internet Thanks

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New_Robinhood
Jul 05, 2015 11:23 pm
cysxi
cysxi
5 July 2015

Carlisle or Metricon

Carlisle or Metricon
VIC

I'm choosing between the two builders and really can't think of any big differences. Similar inclusions. The facades and sit costs probably have the biggest differences.…

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cysxi
Jul 05, 2015 11:21 pm
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
5 July 2015

Mortar

Mortar
TAS

Thanks Charon, our roof is colourbond night sky, with monument fascia, I think we will go white as I like the contrast look

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nat_luke1
Jul 05, 2015 3:03 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan
Nyssa+Lachlan
5 July 2015

Building with Simonds Experience so far

Building with Simonds Experience so far
VIC
1, 2, 3

Thank you! We have colours on Wednesday so I'm going to try and hit them up again there! :) I think they just don't want to mess with our drawings but I'm about to remove…

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Nyssa+Lachlan
Jul 05, 2015 8:03 am
Nyssa+Lachlan
JB1
JB1
5 July 2015

Help with Colour Selection

Help with Colour Selection
VIC

Wow, foam as cladding on the ground floor and garage!

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JB1
Jul 05, 2015 1:02 am
cysxi
cysxi
4 July 2015

upstairs brickwork or foam board

upstairs brickwork or foam board
VIC

For an independent opinion you can check out this post on my blog: http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2014/02/ren ...…

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cysxi
Jul 04, 2015 5:46 pm
thefarmers
thefarmers
4 July 2015

New home Landscaping - Landscape Designer or DIY

New home Landscaping - Landscape Designer or DIY
VIC

I spoke with several designers, who were also available to project manage the whole job. Problem is, they wanted $1500-$3500 just for the design, and many would charge…

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thefarmers
Jul 04, 2015 4:31 pm
Bonnie21
Bonnie21
4 July 2015

ensuite and WIR opinions

ensuite and WIR opinions
TAS

We have WIR to ensuite and we love it because it makes it discreet (i.e. they are both in the corner and when the door is shut, you won't even know its there). And as per…

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Bonnie21
Jul 04, 2015 4:29 pm
bashworth
bashworth
4 July 2015

RF and RA

RF and RA
QLD

There should be a legend on the plan somewhere to explain the acronyms used. Our roof access is denoted RA. Maybe your RA is the Return Air…

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bashworth
Jul 04, 2015 4:06 pm
bashworth
KLB
KLB
4 July 2015

Black interior door dilemma

Black interior door dilemma
QLD

I think black doors can look fantastic, I just question them complimenting Dulux Royal Beige. As Beazley said the paint colour has warm tones, I think the black doors…

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KLB
Jul 04, 2015 2:22 pm
KLB
ambug
ambug
4 July 2015

Hickinbotham "Coast Estate" Seaford Rise

Hickinbotham "Coast Estate" Seaford Rise
SA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hi Everyone, I know this thread is super old but I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all. My partner and I decided to build our family home in the last stage of…

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ambug
Jul 04, 2015 12:36 pm
ambug
Nyssa+Lachlan
Nyssa+Lachlan
3 July 2015

A few questions about extras and upgrades with Simonds

A few questions about extras and upgrades with Simonds
VIC

Is anyone able to shed any light as to the cost of timber windows in the front façade? And also the timber strapping/cladding above the windows and garage? I've seen…

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Nyssa+Lachlan
Jul 03, 2015 9:36 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan

Yeah that Maroondah lol - this is a list of our rules - seems like it's different for everyone. I have drawn a plan I just havn't submitted it - I probably should now as I…

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jessicana10
Jul 03, 2015 7:49 pm
jessicana10
tbwoman2004
tbwoman2004
3 July 2015

What company would you recommend to build?

What company would you recommend to build?
SA

Hi there, i am currently building with Sterling for the first time. after my experience, i would say hickinbotham will probably get the house built quicker. i have…

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tbwoman2004
Jul 03, 2015 7:12 pm
MezMaz71
MezMaz71
3 July 2015

Discontinued Colorbond Loft downpipes

Discontinued Colorbond Loft downpipes
VIC

An update. On our situation, today builder organised to have our bullnose verandah using colorbond curved sheets in the loft colour apparently they sourced the materials…

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MezMaz71
Jul 03, 2015 6:40 pm
hermes
hermes
3 July 2015

Narrow lot builders Melbourne

Narrow lot builders Melbourne
VIC

Hi wondering if anyone can recommend a narrow lot builder in inner west Melbourne. The land is 6m frontage so very small. I've looked at those big name builders e.g…

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hermes
Jul 03, 2015 6:31 pm
albo
albo
3 July 2015

Metricon - Time from PCI to Handover?

Metricon - Time from PCI to Handover?
VIC

and yep, nobody out on site yesterday at all, or so far today...

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albo
Jul 03, 2015 10:24 am
bella18
bella18
3 July 2015

First home buyers grant?

First home buyers grant?
NSW

Thanks for your reply Ponzu. We are in NSW it's 750K for new dwellings we receive 15K. It sounds like goes on the price provided in the tender for the build and cost of the land.

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bella18
Jul 03, 2015 9:58 am
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TomCat
Jul 02, 2015 11:04 pm
TomCat
Orpheus
Orpheus
2 July 2015

Dream Metricon Glendale 38 (Sydney)

Dream Metricon Glendale 38 (Sydney)
NSW

Hi all, My partner and I have started the process to build with Metricon and have chosen the awesome Glendale 38! We have paid for the initial deposit for the site…

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Orpheus
Jul 02, 2015 10:31 pm
Orpheus
TomCat
TomCat
2 July 2015

Sealing Garage Floor ? DIY or not?

Sealing Garage Floor ? DIY or not?
WA

Why not just put down garage floor tiles? Done once and if you do have a spill of paint etc just change the tile affected. Sealing/painting just…

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TomCat
Jul 02, 2015 10:18 pm
TomCat
Decka
Decka
2 July 2015

True or False

True or False
VIC

A vast majority of quotes are only valid for a specific time, be it carpet, car, blinds etc etc. It's just the nature of the world that prices go up and rarely down.

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Decka
Jul 02, 2015 10:08 pm
Decka
jessicana10
jessicana10
2 July 2015

Building a Rochford 34M with PD - Developer Requirements

Building a Rochford 34M with PD - Developer Requirements
VIC

You could just move the internal theatre wall into the hall a it and make the hall a bit narrower if you don't want to compromise the width of the room. Depends on how you…

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jessicana10
Jul 02, 2015 6:42 pm
jessicana10
Tanveer
Tanveer
2 July 2015

Building with PD - Questions

Building with PD - Questions
VIC

Thanks u3099569. L stone bench top is a part of the promotion but we aren't interested in 'L' as it makes the kitchen space small.

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Tanveer
Jul 02, 2015 5:33 pm
Gunna
Gunna
2 July 2015

Insurance for owner supplied appliances

Insurance for owner supplied appliances
QLD

They will not insure owner supplied appliances and it is part of the tender letter we signed. They are installing them and even if damaged they dont cover them

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Gunna
Jul 02, 2015 3:59 pm
SamiraC
SamiraC
2 July 2015

Site costs for double storey in Point Cook

Site costs for double storey in Point Cook
VIC

Hi all! I would love to know how much your site costs were, the size of your home (double story please) and what part of point cook. Did you elect to get fixed site…

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SamiraC
Jul 02, 2015 2:37 pm


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