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TraceyWayne
TraceyWayne
29 May 2015

Anticon for raked ceilings? ?

Anticon for raked ceilings? ?
WA

I agree, having anticon 75mm for whole ceiling including raked.

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TraceyWayne
May 29, 2015 11:05 am
TraceyWayne
ShannaLK
ShannaLK
29 May 2015

First Home Owner Grant (New Homes) scheme - NSW

First Home Owner Grant (New Homes) scheme - NSW
NSW

JamisonMac I'd be calling your broker to chase it up, if you submitted the paperwork through them

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ShannaLK
May 29, 2015 11:02 am
ShannaLK
Ponzu
Ponzu
29 May 2015

Rookie Home Builder needs advice on land vs home size

Rookie Home Builder needs advice on land vs home size
WA

I'm not sure if ponzu is in WA? You'll be hard pushed to find a block that cheap anywhere in metro Perth. I think the suggestion above for…

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Ponzu
May 29, 2015 10:32 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
29 May 2015

Building Contract - Structural Changes

Building Contract - Structural Changes
NSW

Hi Aussieinvestor I guess the question is what changes and at what cost? Generally these Structural changes are usually unforeseen, eg, foundations/footings, code…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 29, 2015 9:31 am
StructuralBIMGuy
exstatic
exstatic
29 May 2015

Query on PRIVATE OPEN SPACE REG. 421

Query on PRIVATE OPEN SPACE REG. 421
VIC

Thanks MrsRose - i've asked Mainvue to come up with alternative options for us.

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exstatic
May 29, 2015 8:54 am
jillybug
jillybug
29 May 2015

has anybody built with mega homes??

has anybody built with mega homes??
VIC

Hi Cass I replied to your PM hope you received it

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jillybug
May 29, 2015 7:33 am
jillybug

Building a tesla 24 with wisdom homes

Building a tesla 24 with wisdom homes
NSW

Oh wow... Thank you so much, Hoping to do high ceilings it just opens up the rooms so much. Feel free to forward any other pics. Love to see more. Also I'm interested to…

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Haleyanddaniel_home
May 29, 2015 12:14 am
aloenyx
aloenyx
28 May 2015

Accepting the tender on the day or taking home to review??

Accepting the tender on the day or taking home to review??
NSW

This tender process is confusing to me. I'm sure someone else had a similar situation, where they were offered a bonus to sign on the day, but didn't and were still able…

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aloenyx
May 28, 2015 6:35 pm
aloenyx
priscia2104
priscia2104
28 May 2015

Shower Niche help- single brick; can it be done?

Shower Niche help- single brick; can it be done?
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

We are having them in all 3 of our bathrooms. Our builder, Rawson, does them for free. Macdonald Jones charges $190.00 for them. $600 is a…

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priscia2104
May 28, 2015 3:51 pm
priscia2104
41202
41202
27 May 2015

easement setback

easement setback
VIC

You might need to chech the max % of the space on your block you can build on, which is a council requirement. For ex you can only build on 50%…

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41202
May 27, 2015 10:57 pm
41202
oneJohn
oneJohn
27 May 2015

House Plan

House Plan
WA

It looks quite a nice plan. There's quite a bit in there for the total 315m2. If that master bedroom is 5m wide plus the robe and ensuite, then I'd take some of that…

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oneJohn
May 27, 2015 8:54 pm
oneJohn
Charlie Hustle
Charlie Hustle
27 May 2015

Experiences with Blueprint Homes

Experiences with Blueprint Homes
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

We are getting our own solar HWS done haha but hey hopefully some other perks could come up that we will get!

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Charlie Hustle
May 27, 2015 2:14 pm
Charlie Hustle
asif
asif
27 May 2015

TheGrange MarsdenPark

TheGrange MarsdenPark
NSW

Hi There, anyone bought a land and house package at TheGrange- MarsdenPark? has any idea about the area good/bad in terms of Price and nearby options?

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asif
May 27, 2015 1:28 pm
joannek
joannek
27 May 2015

Health risk with plantation shutters??

Health risk with plantation shutters??
VIC

My local blinds store only imports their plantation shutters from China. It put me off a little and I didn't end up getting them. If I found ones made in Australia, eco…

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joannek
May 27, 2015 1:09 am
gandn
gandn
26 May 2015

Custom Designed House in Settlers Run

Custom Designed House in Settlers Run
VIC

Wonders if it was the same window company we had problems with???

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gandn
May 26, 2015 9:50 pm
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
26 May 2015

Site Works - Whats involved?

Site Works - Whats involved?
WA

Never came back to update for the earlier posters. We ended up doing Earthworks through our building company, Activa Developments. Washingtons actually did the job. (Same…

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Perth_Euro
May 26, 2015 9:30 pm
kikihome
kikihome
26 May 2015

share your experience with Planbuild Builders (QLD)

share your experience with Planbuild Builders (QLD)
QLD

Really? What area did you build and what sort of issues did you have with planbuild? Ty

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kikihome
May 26, 2015 9:08 pm
kikihome
petertherock24
petertherock24
26 May 2015

Building an Oasis - Plastered

Building an Oasis - Plastered
QLD
1, 2

Hi I am not sure if you visit the site anymore, but we have just signed up to build Plantation Oasis as well. Any tips that you can share? The link to your images on…

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petertherock24
May 26, 2015 7:40 pm
Forg
Forg
26 May 2015

new construction - using garage as living space

new construction - using garage as living space
NSW

I assume legalities have been taken into account? If our certifier had cottoned-on to our garage being used as a liveable room, we'd not have been allowed to build…

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Forg
May 26, 2015 5:57 pm
llomas
llomas
26 May 2015

Building with Coral Homes-Toowoomba- Pics

Building with Coral Homes-Toowoomba- Pics
QLD
1, 2

Hi Kameko - We are just about to start building the exact same house. Was awesome to see some photos of one actually done!

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llomas
May 26, 2015 3:02 pm
llomas
vasqla
vasqla
26 May 2015

Supplying your own appliances

Supplying your own appliances
VIC

Lorri did you end up checking out amazon…

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vasqla
May 26, 2015 11:49 am
Firstbuild92
Firstbuild92
26 May 2015

Building Newport 19 with Coral Homes in Saddlers Ridge

Building Newport 19 with Coral Homes in Saddlers Ridge
NSW
1 ... 22, 23, 24

That's looking awesome cubshome! You kids will be in there before you know it. Gotta ask what stain you went for on the…

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Firstbuild92
May 26, 2015 8:44 am
building-expert
building-expert
26 May 2015

Builder error - Wrong mortat. Advise

Builder error - Wrong mortat. Advise
VIC

My question is, where was builder of his supervisor when this was going on? Get your own independent inspector to help you with this and other building defects.

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building-expert
May 26, 2015 6:26 am
building-expert
Charlotte2b
Charlotte2b
26 May 2015

building in Charlottes Vineyard - Ellenbrook

building in Charlottes Vineyard - Ellenbrook
WA

Good decision to delete the bath for extra pantry. I think you will appreciate it more. My daughter and her young family live with us. My…

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Charlotte2b
May 26, 2015 1:20 am
Charlotte2b
leeminho
leeminho
25 May 2015

Superior Building Group

Superior Building Group
VIC

Hi All, I am planning to build a house with Superior Building Group. Can you guys please give me a suggestion about this? Thank you.

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leeminho
May 25, 2015 9:53 pm
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
25 May 2015

Anyone building with Beaumonde Homes, Perth?

Anyone building with Beaumonde Homes, Perth?
WA

Hi...after visiting the Beaumonde display home at Iluka on the weekend I quite like Beaumonde as we can have the design drawn up (with costs) before we pay anything, plus…

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lazandjohn
May 25, 2015 6:19 pm
Stormy
Stormy
25 May 2015

What are the questions to ask when you get SHUTTERS?

What are the questions to ask when you get SHUTTERS?
VIC

There are 3 asthmatics living in my house. We have white plantation shutters, none of which are cedar. They are either made of painted HDF (High Density Fibre) or ABS…

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Stormy
May 25, 2015 5:34 pm
Stormy
SaberX
SaberX
25 May 2015

Bricks - Midland/Austral vs Brikmakers

Bricks - Midland/Austral vs Brikmakers
WA

Hi guys, Just wanted some honest feedback on the bricks mentioned: Midland/Austral vs Brikmakers. I lumped Midland/Austral together as builders such as Celebration Homes…

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SaberX
May 25, 2015 3:14 pm
Ru2014
Ru2014
25 May 2015

Floor plan and inclusions dilemma (Carlisle or Henley)

Floor plan and inclusions dilemma (Carlisle or Henley)
VIC

You are welcome Alley. All the best in making a very crucial decision!

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Ru2014
May 25, 2015 9:16 am
TomCat
TomCat
24 May 2015

Beechwood homes Adelaide builders anyone use them

Beechwood homes Adelaide builders anyone use them
SA

Have seen a couple go up around Glenelg, but in the time I've been on this forum, not seen any threads made by anyone building with them in SA. But go read and ask on…

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TomCat
May 24, 2015 11:53 pm
TomCat
TomCat
TomCat
24 May 2015

Metricon Lincoln 29 Adelaide Hills - Finishing touches

Metricon Lincoln 29 Adelaide Hills - Finishing touches
SA
1 ... 39, 40, 41

:lol: Shambini. Congratulations Linc! Lovely home in a lovely spot 8)

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TomCat
May 24, 2015 7:24 pm
TomCat
Nairda
Nairda
24 May 2015

Building with Trevelle Homes

Building with Trevelle Homes
NSW

Hi all, anyone currently building a house with Trevelle homes? Interested to hear of your experience.

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Nairda
May 24, 2015 7:19 pm
jessicana10
jessicana10
24 May 2015

Henley - Monterey Nouveau MK2 Q1 - Narre Warren South

Henley - Monterey Nouveau MK2 Q1 - Narre Warren South
VIC
1, 2

How is the house going? I would love to see some pics - we are still waiting to start. things are really dragging now 5 months since we signed tender.

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jessicana10
May 24, 2015 4:54 pm
jessicana10
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13Jack
May 24, 2015 1:39 pm
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
24 May 2015

Recommendations of Brisbane Builders

Recommendations of Brisbane Builders
QLD

So far I've been very happy with Plantation but others have had different experiences. My advice is to choose a builder you like the style of and get a good feel from, and…

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Ilaeria
May 24, 2015 11:51 am
Ilaeria
homeofjns
homeofjns
24 May 2015

Vacant block and public liability insurance

Vacant block and public liability insurance
QLD

If you are currently in a home and have house and contents or renters insurance check the policy details. I found that with aami renters…

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homeofjns
May 24, 2015 10:27 am
homeofjns
Stewie D
Stewie D
24 May 2015

Fireplace look

Fireplace look
VIC

Most of the people I know that have chosen a gas log fire including half a dozen clients over the last ten years or so have spent from $6 to $8,000 installing one. They…

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Stewie D
May 24, 2015 7:54 am
jetjono
jetjono
23 May 2015

Macdonald Jones

Macdonald Jones
NSW

My wife and i are building with MJH. You have to use Taubmans paint but i was wondering if anyone has used Dulux tints/colours? Do they allow this? I see no reason why…

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jetjono
May 23, 2015 9:53 pm
DandyDons83
DandyDons83
23 May 2015

Ben Trager Pare Lane Catalina Estate

Ben Trager Pare Lane Catalina Estate
WA

Hi. Welcome to the Ben Trager Club. We are building in Secret Harbour. Look forward to seeing more of your build.

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DandyDons83
May 23, 2015 8:27 pm
DandyDons83
Brahma Bull
Brahma Bull
23 May 2015

Thinking of cancelling.

Thinking of cancelling.
WA

Doubt you'll have to pay anything else. If you've just put a deposit down for the tender and/or soil tests, then you'll lose that. As long as you've signed the contracts,…

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Brahma Bull
May 23, 2015 2:30 pm
Brahma Bull
Sharry
Sharry
23 May 2015

Helena Valley build with Homegroup WA

Helena Valley build with Homegroup WA
WA
1, 2, 3

Yay for walls. It looks to be going really fast :z:

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Sharry
May 23, 2015 11:59 am
Sharry
jonno
jonno
22 May 2015

First home Build - Advice [Piara Waters, Perth]

First home Build - Advice [Piara Waters, Perth]
WA

Still would love to hear feedback regarding the list of builders! I've added blueprint and affordable living - have heard good things from a…

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jonno
May 22, 2015 3:19 pm
jonno
archetto
archetto
22 May 2015

Beacon Lighting Sales

Beacon Lighting Sales
VIC

They have sales often, it is usually 50% off your second light so I wouldn't rush in at the 40% off. Also Beacon are quite expensive compared to other lighting shops with…

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archetto
May 22, 2015 12:03 pm
archetto
jsoetandi
jsoetandi
22 May 2015

Dale Alcock at Heron Park - We've Got KEYS!

Dale Alcock at Heron Park - We've Got KEYS!
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Would be cheaper than mortgage repayments whilst you don't live there! Maybe use newspaper as you can pick them up for free from news agency for…

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jsoetandi
May 22, 2015 11:59 am
jsoetandi
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
22 May 2015

Minimum size of patio in legislation???

Minimum size of patio in legislation???
QLD

Hi Jojeke, my interpretation of that is that it's only required to be that size to help with meeting the 6-star energy rating. If you can achieve the 6-star rating without…

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Ilaeria
May 22, 2015 7:31 am
Ilaeria


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