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Huggies
Huggies
17 January 2019

How long does each stage take?

How long does each stage take?

Thank you all for the replies. We are using a licensed project home builder. They can’t provide us with a timeline until the contract is signed. That’s why I am…

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Huggies
Jan 17, 2019 9:07 am

The above photos are 4 houses being built on an undulating block using screw piles and XL-Floor as the subfloor system. XL-Floor has an R value of R2.6 Winter ad…

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John Pierpoint
Jan 16, 2019 1:47 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
16 January 2019

Costs for house plans

Costs for house plans
VIC

Go with % Of contract estimate House Plans 2% Engineering ( including site report) 1% Both should include Specis, Notes & Quantity Estimates hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 16, 2019 11:46 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Rear veranda finally done and thats pretty much done Still have a few things left inside - finally started fixing my skirtings today and will be doing my touchup painting…

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Entilzha
Jan 15, 2019 9:12 pm
Tradie89
Tradie89
15 January 2019

Building with Hamlen Homes - Perth (previously metro homes)

Building with Hamlen Homes - Perth (previously metro homes)
WA

January 2019 Update* Brickwork complete 12/10/18 Roof cover complete 08/11/18 Lockup stage 30/11/18 WOW how quickly and seamless the process has been so far. I have an…

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Tradie89
Jan 15, 2019 8:25 pm
KingTaco
KingTaco
15 January 2019

Building Saba 310 with Mimosa Homes in Melbourne West

Building Saba 310 with Mimosa Homes in Melbourne West

Those fees are crazy hey - we enquired about changing the colour of our window frames after we'd completed colour selection and were advised that it would be the variation…

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KingTaco
Jan 15, 2019 11:43 am
KingTaco
alexp79
alexp79
14 January 2019

Best block orientation for forever home

Best block orientation for forever home
SA

Ideally you would want your living spaces facing North and your bedrooms facing South.

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alexp79
Jan 14, 2019 10:16 pm
Joker
Joker
14 January 2019

Awning vs Tilt only (no turn) windows

Awning vs Tilt only (no turn) windows
VIC

Have had sliding windows plus Awning windows Now have tilt N turn, by far the best has been the tilt N turn, their so versatile and opening like a door so convenient, the…

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Joker
Jan 14, 2019 6:08 pm
DustyBlue
DustyBlue
14 January 2019

Brick home on stumps *photos*

Brick home on stumps *photos*
VIC

Unfortunately its weatherboard 😐

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DustyBlue
Jan 14, 2019 2:21 pm

Latest Update. We've been told we could have PCI by the end of the month :-D:-D

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mitchell_owens
Jan 14, 2019 9:38 am
Trent Smith
Trent Smith
13 January 2019

Dechellis Home - Custom Design

Dechellis Home - Custom Design
SA

Sketch Up

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Trent Smith
Jan 13, 2019 4:56 pm
jayasooriah
jayasooriah
13 January 2019

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW

Hi Mish, Do you have Wisdom Homes's price list for electricials, including the alarm system? I have been trying to get this from them for ages and for reasons I don't…

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jayasooriah
Jan 13, 2019 4:01 pm
jayasooriah
BuLe
BuLe
13 January 2019

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Great info, thanks for the research and for sharing

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BuLe
Jan 13, 2019 8:38 am
BuLe
averina
averina
12 January 2019

Home Zone - Munster

Home Zone - Munster
WA

jodyanne, we have recently signed up with HomeZone and we are blown away by the professionalism and honesty we have received so far from Martyn. How was your experience in…

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averina
Jan 12, 2019 6:41 pm

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Grace Lim
Jan 12, 2019 2:44 pm
Melbournevic
Melbournevic
11 January 2019

Does ceiling height adds value to the property?

Does ceiling height adds value to the property?

No probs, thanks shazaw. We are having standard door heights as well to upper floor and I was just curious to know.

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Melbournevic
Jan 11, 2019 11:33 pm
alymei
alymei
11 January 2019

Facade brick & render colours

Facade brick & render colours

We used presto perisher from pgh and I loved them

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alymei
Jan 11, 2019 8:53 pm
Planet Sun
Planet Sun
11 January 2019

HIA standard progress payment schedule

HIA standard progress payment schedule

This is what we negotiated with our builder: Slab Down 15% Plate High 25% Roof Cover 20% Lock up 20% Practical…

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Planet Sun
Jan 11, 2019 5:38 pm
Planet Sun
johar.ankur
johar.ankur
11 January 2019

Building Metricon Liberty 40 Schofields

Building Metricon Liberty 40 Schofields
NSW
1, 2, 3

Thanks mate, Yes, great suggestion & yes it will be harder to clean when we have a total of 6 showers!. All the best with your build :)

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johar.ankur
Jan 11, 2019 4:08 pm
D.LAM
D.LAM
11 January 2019

Oran Park Neville St Awaiting approval

Oran Park Neville St Awaiting approval

Thanks Lemans I actually called the accredited certifier about the cdc approval and they advised that my builder have not submitted the long service receipts and…

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D.LAM
Jan 11, 2019 11:43 am
Trent Smith
Trent Smith
10 January 2019

Valuation in Angle Vale, SA

Valuation in Angle Vale, SA
SA

Where abouts in Angle Vale are you building? I am building in Angle Vale with Dechellis, building a house same living size for around 385k, it is 346square with garage…

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Trent Smith
Jan 10, 2019 8:39 pm
Salfield
Salfield
10 January 2019

Edenbrae homes Newcastle

Edenbrae homes Newcastle

No worries but you might not get anyone on here, hence why I posted this street. I have been driving around locally to find Rawson homes being built. At least I can see…

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Salfield
Jan 10, 2019 12:50 pm
WifeofHunza
WifeofHunza
9 January 2019

Solid Timber Flooring - any feedback on Greenhill Timber ?

Solid Timber Flooring - any feedback on Greenhill Timber ?
VIC

Thanks, yes I though that supplying to RMIT and Aust Tennis was impressive as well. We have skiting boards just tacked on so they are "easy" enough to remove and refit. Re…

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WifeofHunza
Jan 09, 2019 5:12 pm
WifeofHunza
Joker
Joker
9 January 2019

Help provided

Help provided

Welcome to the forum, you will find plenty needing help by just reading many other posts, plenty of all sorts of advice needed in our terrible regulatory building system,…

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Joker
Jan 09, 2019 2:22 pm
building-expert
building-expert
8 January 2019

14 month old home water entering laundry damaging door

14 month old home water entering laundry damaging door
VIC

Builders warranty in Victoria is 10 years Water entering building is not acceptable and is in breach of performance requirements of the NCC Unless you have interfered with…

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building-expert
Jan 08, 2019 4:26 pm
building-expert
kirashogun
kirashogun
8 January 2019

Dishwasher Recess / Built-In

Dishwasher Recess / Built-In
WA

There is no big difference apart from 4-6 screws holding the integrated version to the rest of the cabinet but integrated/semi integrated will look a lot nicer. They are…

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kirashogun
Jan 08, 2019 3:40 pm
justme15
justme15
8 January 2019

Better Living Group Melbourne

Better Living Group Melbourne
VIC
1, 2

Just following up here as well. Did anyone end up with Mazzei? I'm interested to get some reviews.

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justme15
Jan 08, 2019 12:33 pm

Pictured is the 720mm CSD we had on the pantry of our last house. This door was only standard height - if you have 2340mm door height it will likely make it appear…

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Possums
Jan 07, 2019 12:50 pm

Hi bobbyjack we were first home buyers and didn’t need to pay any stamp duty I did find this snippet hope it helps :)

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vanessah2015
Jan 06, 2019 3:31 pm
vanessah2015
r_13
r_13
6 January 2019

Merricks 42 Build - Beveridge VIC

Merricks 42 Build - Beveridge VIC
VIC

Hey cazz82 did you ever proceed with the Merricks/Bentleigh? How's your project coming along?

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r_13
Jan 06, 2019 7:08 am
r_13
Taluala
Taluala
5 January 2019

Battle-Axe Block Power Connection Q WA

Battle-Axe Block Power Connection Q WA

Um, I know that we have had a connection for our house put into the existing meter box, but Im not sure what the half height pole is. Thanks for your response about the easement.

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Taluala
Jan 05, 2019 12:07 am
sircorp
sircorp
4 January 2019

Slab M class or H1?

Slab M class or H1?
NSW

Hi Annu, What was the additional cost for H1 slab ? Also was the house single story or double story

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sircorp
Jan 04, 2019 2:35 pm
sweetswisssteel
sweetswisssteel
4 January 2019

Building with Metricon - Graffiti Indoor Walls

Building with Metricon - Graffiti Indoor Walls

You must have a very nice and understanding site supervisor lol who doesn't follow the Metricon contract rules !! Lucky you !!

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sweetswisssteel
Jan 04, 2019 11:29 am
NikMc
NikMc
4 January 2019

Bedroom Door opening

Bedroom Door opening

Just wanting any comments on yes or no for main bedroom door opening outway.....we have a issue with the door being able to open inways...if we were to do outways we would…

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NikMc
Jan 04, 2019 10:25 am
InvincibleInDN
InvincibleInDN
4 January 2019

front fence and gate installation before handover?

front fence and gate installation before handover?
NSW

I think this issue could be easily solved if you will talk to your biulder, I think you can find a compromise

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InvincibleInDN
Jan 04, 2019 8:19 am
InvincibleInDN
Saint Girl
Saint Girl
3 January 2019

Henley Reserve Ivory

Henley Reserve Ivory
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Seriously?! They won’t pay for any fences bordering their property?! That’s crazy. I chuckled at your tree hugger comment as that must be how I sound Their…

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Saint Girl
Jan 03, 2019 10:24 pm
Saint Girl
itschardy
itschardy
3 January 2019

Weather board

Weather board

Hi, We're currently building a house that's rendered everywhere with james hardie linea weatherboard cladding on the elevation. Hopefully someone else can chip in and…

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itschardy
Jan 03, 2019 2:16 pm
itschardy
alexp79
alexp79
3 January 2019

Pier depth for cut and fill site

Pier depth for cut and fill site

I wouldn't risk as builders generally have no idea of what good drainage on clay means. Especially I would never go for waffles in cut and fill scenarios on reactive…

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alexp79
Jan 03, 2019 1:46 am
sircorp
sircorp
2 January 2019

Porter Davis Charlton

Porter Davis Charlton
VIC

Thanks Macfarlane Manor. I realised the picture you posted is from a Display Home as Wood Work in in front of Facade and Entry to the entrance door at ground floor is…

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sircorp
Jan 02, 2019 8:29 pm
sircorp
sircorp
2 January 2019

Porter Davis Charlton 33

Porter Davis Charlton 33
VIC
1, 2

Do you mind sharing picture of finished Charlton 33 with Porter Davis (Including Facade, Kitchen & Alfresco)

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sircorp
Jan 02, 2019 7:12 pm

Now at lock-up stage (as at 20 Dec 2018 )

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BuLe
Jan 02, 2019 9:51 am
BuLe
Green Dream
Green Dream
1 January 2019

Building a new home with DC Living - QLD

Building a new home with DC Living - QLD
QLD

Hi, just wondering how your build experience was?

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Green Dream
Jan 01, 2019 10:19 am
Green Dream
Green Dream
1 January 2019

DC Builders Experiences

DC Builders Experiences
QLD

Did you end up going with DC?

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Green Dream
Jan 01, 2019 10:17 am
Yoshi and Peach
Yoshi and Peach
1 January 2019

Henley Reserve Aegean 45 KDR

Henley Reserve Aegean 45 KDR
VIC

Hello Dmitri, we are also considering KDNR with Henley AEGEAN 38 or Porter Davis MADISON 40 as we like the floor plans of both but we have heard so much negative reviews…

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Yoshi and Peach
Jan 01, 2019 9:24 am
Macher
Macher
30 December 2018

Metricon Vantage

Metricon Vantage
1, 2, 3, 4

It's been a while. Any more updates for your build?

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Macher
Dec 30, 2018 11:36 pm
Macher
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Rachael13
Dec 30, 2018 4:38 pm
Rachael13
Bobbyjack
Bobbyjack
30 December 2018

Building home finance options

Building home finance options

Hi guys, total naive newbie question. I posted before but didn't get any replies. We found a block of land we like, and then wish to build a house for us on it. The…

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Bobbyjack
Dec 30, 2018 12:33 pm
sweetswisssteel
sweetswisssteel
29 December 2018

Building to lock-up stage only - does it save $$

Building to lock-up stage only - does it save $$
NSW

All builders will have slightly different definitions of "Lock Up" stage. Just make sure you spell out exactly what you expect to be done by this stage. It will make your…

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sweetswisssteel
Dec 29, 2018 11:29 pm
Aussietrooper
Aussietrooper
29 December 2018

Is this an expansion joint, or a mistake?

Is this an expansion joint, or a mistake?

It's neither. It's just crappy worksmanship. If it were an expansion joint (finished or not), the mortar of the bricks on the right would not touch the bricks on the left.…

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Aussietrooper
Dec 29, 2018 6:19 pm

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