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janidbest
janidbest
24 August 2015

Manor lakes , Wyndham vale VIC

Manor lakes , Wyndham vale VIC
VIC

Well I'm not here for referral commission I'm happy to give that back to you .. Just posted this as a helping hand

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janidbest
Aug 24, 2015 6:04 pm
nikj
nikj
24 August 2015

Extra concrete

Extra concrete
VIC

OK, sounds like it's not total rubbish then. We're building on a slope(*) and only half of the house is on a slab ... so it's a small slab, but yes, it's for extra depth…

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nikj
Aug 24, 2015 4:21 pm
jomesh007
jomesh007
24 August 2015

Double Door Garden Shed

Double Door Garden Shed

I'm looking for a good Quality' garden shed. Any help is appreciated.

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jomesh007
Aug 24, 2015 2:36 pm
jomesh007
Emmz70
Emmz70
24 August 2015

What is the size of your alfresco doors? Post Pics

What is the size of your alfresco doors? Post Pics
WA
1, 2

Ventura homes has been the worst in pre start for their upgrade : We were quoted $2500 to upgrade our 4 panel sliding (FSSF) from 25c to 28c…

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Emmz70
Aug 24, 2015 11:49 am
AM4400
AM4400
24 August 2015

Hudson Homes

Hudson Homes
NSW

hi bugbos they look fairly new for Sydney. however i see they are building a lot of houses in central coast. Check out their facebook page:

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AM4400
Aug 24, 2015 11:47 am
bsant89
bsant89
24 August 2015

Building with Edgewater Homes

Building with Edgewater Homes
NSW

Thanks for that input sounds like you had and still are having a terrible experience. I had given them a 1000 deposit so when a package came up in Marsden Park Elara I…

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bsant89
Aug 24, 2015 10:50 am
zaxon
zaxon
24 August 2015

101 Residential in Rivervale

101 Residential in Rivervale
WA
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Hi Zaxon, I have just read through your post, your home looks lovely, and it sounds as though you had a mostly positive experience :)

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zaxon
Aug 24, 2015 10:25 am
zaxon
SheridanBenjamin
SheridanBenjamin
24 August 2015

Building the Chifley with Rawson - Update Photos - 24th Aug

Building the Chifley with Rawson - Update Photos - 24th Aug
NSW
1 ... 10, 11, 12

We have turf! Photos on the blog. Thanks for all the awesome comments! Very appreciated! Hopefully get around to answering questions soon!

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SheridanBenjamin
Aug 24, 2015 8:44 am
nickphili86
nickphili86
23 August 2015

Building the Chifley 42 with raw son homes - modifications?

Building the Chifley 42 with raw son homes - modifications?
NSW
1, 2

We have decided to upgrade our bricks to the Urban One Latte. Also have done about 10 changes to the internal and externa

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nickphili86
Aug 23, 2015 9:52 pm
StarGirlStar
StarGirlStar
23 August 2015

Building our First home with HGWA

Building our First home with HGWA
WA

We nearly went with Celebrations and they were very clear on the fact you could only make one structural change to plans etc... We did not sign up though just went over a…

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StarGirlStar
Aug 23, 2015 9:17 pm
StarGirlStar
Glennc74
Glennc74
23 August 2015

Structural Warranty question - please help!

Structural Warranty question - please help!
VIC

That's rubbish the third party did no repair works , when you moved in and took ownership you would have recieved certificates of compliance for the plumbing works , I…

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Glennc74
Aug 23, 2015 12:45 pm
MrBee
MrBee
23 August 2015

Paying for utilities when building a new house

Paying for utilities when building a new house
NSW

Brisbane is builder covers electricity and land owner covers rates and water.

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MrBee
Aug 23, 2015 10:07 am
MrBee
nesspop
nesspop
22 August 2015

Builders in The Gembrook area?

Builders in The Gembrook area?
VIC

Hello All, My Hubby & I are considering purchasing a block of land in Gembrook Vic, which we will be building our next home on. So I am wanting to ask for…

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nesspop
Aug 22, 2015 11:26 pm
nesspop
AAAHome
AAAHome
22 August 2015

Incorrect niche size

Incorrect niche size
NSW

Thanks very much for the replies. This has become an issue only my TV wasn't fitting properly. It was requested as a variance through the tiling company and the builder…

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AAAHome
Aug 22, 2015 8:51 pm
AAAHome
LeanneR
LeanneR
22 August 2015

Leanne's Baldivis Build - Deck Area Update

Leanne's Baldivis Build - Deck Area Update
WA
1 ... 145, 146, 147

Ummmm pretty sure was low sheen that the painter used. Dulux wash and wear

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LeanneR
Aug 22, 2015 6:49 pm
LeanneR
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Suezp
Aug 22, 2015 10:02 am

Hi All, This forum has been excellent source of information, there are so much to learn. We have received our draft sketch plan, appreciate any feedback in regards to…

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canbuild
Aug 22, 2015 6:47 am
Wellard2ndTimers
Wellard2ndTimers
21 August 2015

Home Group WA - Can someone help with a rough timeline?

Home Group WA - Can someone help with a rough timeline?
WA

Timeline with slow group WA? I would ask them lots of questions, get things in writing and ask them from what point their timeframes start. There are definitely some…

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Wellard2ndTimers
Aug 21, 2015 11:16 pm
1st-timers
1st-timers
21 August 2015

How Many Trips To The Draughtperson For You?

How Many Trips To The Draughtperson For You?
QLD

We are onto our second. The first she had one 900mm high 11m long retaining wall on one side of the property, battering front and back then a bizarre 8m long 500mm high…

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1st-timers
Aug 21, 2015 10:11 pm
multipurposebloke
multipurposebloke
21 August 2015

Force 10 Global?

Force 10 Global?
QLD

Hi everyone, New to the site and hoping to pick peoples brains about the Force 10 system. Has anybody used them or had ANY experience with them? We got a good quote from…

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multipurposebloke
Aug 21, 2015 1:48 pm
jomesh007
jomesh007
21 August 2015

Out Door Shower

Out Door Shower

Can you please give some advice on outdoor shower . thanks

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jomesh007
Aug 21, 2015 8:57 am
jomesh007
oneJohn
oneJohn
20 August 2015

Knock down rebuild site cost

Knock down rebuild site cost
VIC

We had quotes like that for demolition too, but it paid to shop around. Disposal is probably more expensive there though. We had plenty of margin in our costs, so…

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oneJohn
Aug 20, 2015 11:18 pm
oneJohn
Bonnie21
Bonnie21
20 August 2015

Building plans & landscape plans at the same time?

Building plans & landscape plans at the same time?
VIC

Yeah, thats a good idea to get the plan and maybe ask them for the estimated cost of doing it now vs doing it after the house is built. That might give you some reassurance.

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Bonnie21
Aug 20, 2015 10:27 pm
1st-timers
1st-timers
19 August 2015

Building On Poles

Building On Poles
QLD

I live in a house built on steel poles. My block is very steep with 10m fall front to rear. The house was a standard timber framed brick…

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1st-timers
Aug 19, 2015 10:30 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
19 August 2015

Paint opinion needed

Paint opinion needed
QLD

Your selections are pretty almost anything would go but I would suggest a white with a bit of black and a tiny bit of ochre so it doesn't look too dead/flat. Eg dulux…

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bluesteel
Aug 19, 2015 9:24 pm
bluesteel
Firstbuild92
Firstbuild92
19 August 2015

Coral Homes' Daydream 32 in Kurri Kurri NSW

Coral Homes' Daydream 32 in Kurri Kurri NSW
NSW
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Looking amazing. Did you get coral to do your driveway? I'd like mine like that :)

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Firstbuild92
Aug 19, 2015 10:47 am
bpratt
bpratt
19 August 2015

In-wall cistern toilet suites

In-wall cistern toilet suites
NSW

What would you say if your builder wouldn't install toilets with an in-wall cistern, purely because they don't like the idea of them re…

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bpratt
Aug 19, 2015 9:43 am
Victor22
Victor22
19 August 2015

Choosing best entrance door option for a Portico

Choosing best entrance door option for a Portico
VIC

I have an interesting dilemma. I am building three townhouses and the architect design is a little unusual in that there is a portico and the entrance door is not in the…

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Victor22
Aug 19, 2015 2:26 am
oduen
oduen
18 August 2015

Electrical Spend on a New Build

Electrical Spend on a New Build
QLD

My electrical spend at pre-start was $2400. This included 2 double GPOs to kitchen island, 12 other double GPOs, 1 waterproof double GPO, 1 upgrade from a double to a quad…

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oduen
Aug 19, 2015 12:32 am
buildingasantorini
buildingasantorini
18 August 2015

Building Delays with MJH

Building Delays with MJH
NSW

Just reading through everyone's post asking how long between contracts etc. We signed our contract (3k deposit) back in June 2014. Land was registered in Oct 2014. Council…

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buildingasantorini
Aug 18, 2015 9:13 pm
RobandNess11
RobandNess11
18 August 2015

Sebring

Sebring
NSW

Hi all so I am only new to this so hope it works, we are doing a knockdown rebuild and are building the Sebring with Allworth in Seven Hills. We were mucked around by the…

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RobandNess11
Aug 18, 2015 5:24 pm
Manic
Manic
18 August 2015

Awning window in shower

Awning window in shower

... a highlight window and fan will be sufficient ventilation? As a side note: our highlight awning window is (574 mm x 1530…

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Manic
Aug 18, 2015 3:47 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
18 August 2015

Help with floor plan

Help with floor plan
WA

I'd try to get hanging down both sides of that WIR. If you pull back some of the cutout out of the front corner, you could shorten up the bedroom a bit to get the shower,…

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oneJohn
Aug 18, 2015 3:22 pm
oneJohn
imran.sheth
imran.sheth
18 August 2015

Setback requirements Single Storey building on corner lot

Setback requirements Single Storey building on corner lot

Hi Guys, I just managed to secure corner lot in newbrook- Airds estate with following dimensons Width : 13.45 Length : 30 m I am going to build my first house there.…

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imran.sheth
Aug 18, 2015 11:43 am
claypot
claypot
18 August 2015

How does the main water supply enter new house?

How does the main water supply enter new house?
SA

Our water came in externally off the brick wall on the side of the house, but that may have been a local council requirement, as the mains supply…

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claypot
Aug 18, 2015 10:29 am
icywater
icywater
18 August 2015

What was your electrical spend?

What was your electrical spend?
QLD

I spent $4400 on light fitting. 41 down lights, feather lights, oyster light, sensor spot lights and wall lights. The most expensive is the 36 brightgreen d900s for $2100.…

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icywater
Aug 18, 2015 1:44 am
icywater
1HB
1HB
17 August 2015

Volume builders price negotiations

Volume builders price negotiations
VIC

We were offered an initial discount of $1200 on almost a 300K house. We have not paid the initial deposit as yet but the builder was adamant that she can go any further…

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1HB
Aug 18, 2015 12:54 am
1HB
mgilla
mgilla
17 August 2015

Frame issue - stud cut to fit breather pipe

Frame issue - stud cut to fit breather pipe
VIC

It isn't a load bearing wall. The thing that annoys me about this is: a) They wouldn't leave it like that if it was their own…

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mgilla
Aug 17, 2015 8:18 pm
cfm
cfm
17 August 2015

Chessington Homes

Chessington Homes
WA

There seem to be some less than glowing reviews online! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chessing ... 28?fref=ts

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cfm
Aug 17, 2015 5:15 pm
dy1jaw
dy1jaw
17 August 2015

Home Group WA Reviews....

Home Group WA Reviews....
WA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hi All, A few months back we received an advise from HGWA and Ford & Doonan regarding an upgrade to the ducted reverse cycle aircon that is included in our package. It…

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dy1jaw
Aug 17, 2015 2:58 pm
mac1170
mac1170
17 August 2015

Duplex on your land in Sutherland Shire

Duplex on your land in Sutherland Shire
NSW

We would like to move from Miranda to say Caringbah south, woolaware or Cronulla but can't afford to buy a house. We are looking for…

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mac1170
Aug 17, 2015 2:27 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
17 August 2015

Construction cert

Construction cert
NSW

That does not sound correct. I think in NSW the construction certificate is valid for as long as the development consent lasts. I recall a duration of 2 years at one…

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oneJohn
Aug 17, 2015 11:21 am
oneJohn
Glennc74
Glennc74
17 August 2015

AS/NZS 2311 - where to read?

AS/NZS 2311 - where to read?
VIC

Sai global , sells standards . It's usually pretty hard to find any standard in full online due to copyright

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Glennc74
Aug 17, 2015 2:39 am
valerie3e
valerie3e
16 August 2015

Has anyone built with Metricon in Cranbourne West?

Has anyone built with Metricon in Cranbourne West?
VIC

Has anyone built with Metricon in Cranbourne West? Would love to hear your experiences! :)

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valerie3e
Aug 16, 2015 9:40 pm
valerie3e
1st-timers
1st-timers
16 August 2015

Q Re: Prelim House Siting Plan QLD Australand Purchasers

Q Re: Prelim House Siting Plan QLD Australand Purchasers
QLD

I have emailed Australand and will call the council tommorrow but thought I would throw this out there today anyway. Australand have given us a 'preliminary house siting…

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1st-timers
Aug 16, 2015 5:13 pm
marzbar29
marzbar29
16 August 2015

has anyone built the Kingscliff 16 by Porter Davis?

has anyone built the Kingscliff 16 by Porter Davis?
VIC

Hi all currently building at Livingston Estate in Cranbourne East the Kingscliff 16 and as they don't have any displays to view i was wondering if anyone who has already…

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marzbar29
Aug 16, 2015 5:01 pm
marzbar29
marzbar29
16 August 2015

Has anyone built a Kingscliff 16?

Has anyone built a Kingscliff 16?
VIC

hi we are building the Kingscliff 16 as well and if there is anyone who has finished building i would appreciate photos to get an idea of what it will look like as eager…

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marzbar29
Aug 16, 2015 4:55 pm


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