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slme777
slme777
4 November 2015

Choice of retailers for energy services

Choice of retailers for energy services
WA

Thanks calibali78. I will make sure to read everything at prestart and check if I have missed anything :D

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slme777
Nov 04, 2015 2:36 pm

Hey guys..sorry for delay been away for work. Here is the plan details for the Leisure…

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Roomeat
Nov 04, 2015 7:41 am
Roomeat
melandjohn
melandjohn
4 November 2015

Plantation Home builders - need advice!

Plantation Home builders - need advice!
NSW

We are still very early with our planning etc and are currently trying to decide what we upgrade, change etc... Obviously we are hoping to save as much money as possible…

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melandjohn
Nov 04, 2015 5:30 am
FirstHomieCoolbellup
FirstHomieCoolbellup
4 November 2015

My first build: The playground, Coolbellup - Free life homes

My first build: The playground, Coolbellup - Free life homes
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi all, hoping for some advice. Has anyone laid wood look tiles? Specifically, Italian rectified Porcelein wood look tiles? Hoping for a recommendation on a tiler who has…

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FirstHomieCoolbellup
Nov 04, 2015 12:23 am
Halcyon
Halcyon
3 November 2015

Building with simonds homes is SA

Building with simonds homes is SA
SA
1, 2, 3

" title="Love struck" /> But just a question about your lighting, I noticed you swapped the batten lights above your island bench…

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Halcyon
Nov 03, 2015 8:47 pm
Halcyon
fadz90
fadz90
3 November 2015

Basic Rectangle, hip end homestead style house,

Basic Rectangle, hip end homestead style house,
NSW

Hi, I am looking to build asap on my property in East Kurrajong NSW, North West Sydney, I am looking to build a basic, Rectangle, Hip end, homestead style house around…

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fadz90
Nov 03, 2015 1:45 pm
Halcyon
Halcyon
3 November 2015

Building a Santorini 26 in Port Fairy

Building a Santorini 26 in Port Fairy
VIC
1, 2

Hi Slugger! Just wondering how it's all going? And how was your experience with Metricon in Warrnambool?

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Halcyon
Nov 03, 2015 11:26 am
Halcyon
vivmak
vivmak
3 November 2015

What rain do to frames

What rain do to frames
NSW

It was on the blocks. Other wooden material is on the ground on mud. They didn't wait for it to dry. I wonder what happens to floorboards

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vivmak
Nov 03, 2015 7:49 am
Jojeke
Jojeke
3 November 2015

Metricon build - anyone NOT upgrade ceiling heights

Metricon build - anyone NOT upgrade ceiling heights
VIC

Two rental properties I lived in a few years back had ceilings heights of 2.4 m. The first house was probably built in the early 1990s and it was cramped which I guess…

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Jojeke
Nov 02, 2015 11:03 pm
deluded
deluded
2 November 2015

Alkira Homes KDR (Ryde NSW) - DIY Landscaping

Alkira Homes KDR (Ryde NSW) - DIY Landscaping
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

hey forg... you've been in the house for a year now .. have you sorted out all the fixes? any feedback on internals and settling? have you managed to get some sort of fly…

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deluded
Nov 02, 2015 10:27 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
2 November 2015

Built in Robe doors

Built in Robe doors
VIC

I changed all door profiles to be the same in my house including linen, pantry and wardrobes. Thought it would look funny otherwise but that is just me.

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AussieMark
Nov 02, 2015 10:11 am
oneJohn
oneJohn
2 November 2015

Finding a design for my wide not deep block

Finding a design for my wide not deep block

Most of the project builders can significantly change their designs to suit your block, so it may not be a case of finding an off-the-shelf design that fits exactly. What…

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oneJohn
Nov 02, 2015 9:08 am
oneJohn
Nevs
Nevs
1 November 2015

Building with Jandson Homes

Building with Jandson Homes
NSW

We are building a double story in Elara marsden park. Ours is a corner lot 15x30 size. In the articulation zone, are we calculate it from the porch or from the main…

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Nevs
Nov 01, 2015 10:20 pm
boatfalls
boatfalls
1 November 2015

Coral Homes - Longreach 33 - Acerage Build Thread

Coral Homes - Longreach 33 - Acerage Build Thread
QLD
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hey there - Are you guys all moved in yet? I possible we would love to see what your Lounge/Dining area looks like. We are just getting our $$ sorted and hopefully getting…

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boatfalls
Nov 01, 2015 6:46 pm
boatfalls
Barry2506
Barry2506
1 November 2015

Zuccala Homes - Melbourne

Zuccala Homes - Melbourne
VIC

Hi There, We are looking to build with Zuccala Homes - Melbourne. Have seen some good and some not so good feed back about them. Has anyone here had experience building…

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Barry2506
Nov 01, 2015 5:38 pm
Emmz70
Emmz70
1 November 2015

Building in Clyde North

Building in Clyde North
VIC

Wow that is long. 8 months??Fingers crossed for ours titling in June

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Emmz70
Nov 01, 2015 3:35 pm
Logician
Logician
1 November 2015

No step entry to house

No step entry to house
NSW

Hi, I can confirm it is NOT mandatory to have a step-down to the garage in Victoria. This would be somewhat unfair for people with disabilities such as myself. The house…

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Logician
Nov 01, 2015 2:56 pm
Logician
sajid1212
sajid1212
1 November 2015

Entry 28c or 31c

Entry 28c or 31c
WA

Hi all, I am building a 4x2 house where I chosen only living,dining,kitchen and theatre 31c and kept everything 28c. Now one of my friend told me I sould have kept entry…

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sajid1212
Nov 01, 2015 12:23 pm
+Tbrown2012
+Tbrown2012
1 November 2015

Burns Beach Community Chat Group

Burns Beach Community Chat Group
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

We had a few some months back but nothing at the moment - that's odd because we are on Whitehorses which is only a few streets from you. I wonder what attracts them?

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+Tbrown2012
Nov 01, 2015 11:06 am
aussieta
aussieta
1 November 2015

Building in Clematis Vic - passive solar

Building in Clematis Vic - passive solar
VIC

i would try to squeeze a sink into the wc somehow our chn, one in particular decides if her brother or sister are having a shower she will use our ensuite instead. not…

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aussieta
Nov 01, 2015 9:59 am
aussieta
Basa
Basa
1 November 2015

Water meter - demolish/rebuild

Water meter - demolish/rebuild
VIC

Contacted the Water company and applied for a new meter and waiting for a response.

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Basa
Nov 01, 2015 8:26 am
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goody59
Nov 01, 2015 7:30 am
goody59
Team PD
Team PD
30 October 2015

Romsey Display Centre Opening

Romsey Display Centre Opening
VIC

Hi all, There’s much to see at our brand new Welcome Center at Lomandra in Romsey opening tomorrow with a ‘first on ground’ home design; the Hillside 35. The…

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Team PD
Oct 30, 2015 12:41 pm
Team PD
Toorak
Toorak
30 October 2015

Before you build with Ausbuild. Do some research!

Before you build with Ausbuild. Do some research!
QLD

If you are planning to build a "house" with Ausbuild then take the time to do some good research.

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Toorak
Oct 30, 2015 11:40 am
oneJohn
oneJohn
30 October 2015

Anti glare?

Anti glare?
VIC

Bulk insulation is just normal insulation, and R2.5 is the normal amount put into external walls. I'm thinking "anti-glare" may be referring to anti-glare reflective…

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oneJohn
Oct 30, 2015 9:24 am
oneJohn
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
30 October 2015

How much does your house cost?

How much does your house cost?
NSW

BTW..That information is also provided by The ABS and the HIA publish it monthly, and 2016 is a census year.

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 30, 2015 8:05 am
StructuralBIMGuy
amez89
amez89
29 October 2015

Anyone currently building with Barrington Homes?

Anyone currently building with Barrington Homes?
NSW

My partner and I have recently built with Barrington Homes and we get our keys tomorrow! I honestly can not fault them for their service throughout the whole process! I…

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amez89
Oct 29, 2015 10:46 am
pandaaram
pandaaram
29 October 2015

Retaining walls - help needed

Retaining walls - help needed
VIC

Argh, retaining walls. I am building in Qld and recently had to have a retaining wall built at the back of my block. I am on the lower side and…

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pandaaram
Oct 29, 2015 9:43 am
lish87
lish87
29 October 2015

Building a new home at Skye

Building a new home at Skye
VIC

Yes, if you contact MainVue direct and give them the LOT number etc of the land they will be able to tell you what the site costs are. MainVue are fantasic!

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lish87
Oct 29, 2015 9:07 am
lish87
flowersandtrees
flowersandtrees
28 October 2015

tray ceiling ?

tray ceiling ?
WA

Hi there , can anyone tell me if it a major thing price wise and labor wise to put in a tray ceiling to a lounge room 4x5m.

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flowersandtrees
Oct 28, 2015 10:21 pm
ugly99
ugly99
28 October 2015

has anyone used nawkaw to fix colour differences

has anyone used nawkaw to fix colour differences
NSW

Hi All, Has anyone used nawkaw as a product to fix colour differences due to receiving bricks from 2 different batches? if so happy/ not happy what was the eventual fix,…

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ugly99
Oct 28, 2015 10:01 pm
vijaytee1
vijaytee1
28 October 2015

Builders playing scare tactics help!!

Builders playing scare tactics help!!
QLD

Yes guys they are the same builder that are building either side of us. Yes the neighbours have seen us at the land and havent approached us at all. Im 100% keen to be…

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vijaytee1
Oct 28, 2015 5:50 pm
vijaytee1
imrasm
imrasm
28 October 2015

single storey house with side loaded garage on narrow lot

single storey house with side loaded garage on narrow lot
NSW

Hi All Just wondering if anybody has built ( or in a process of building) single storey house with side loaded garage on narrow lot. I just bought 13 m x29 m size…

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imrasm
Oct 28, 2015 5:08 pm
towers
towers
28 October 2015

Small, Narrow & Wedged Shaped Block! - Thoughts?

Small, Narrow & Wedged Shaped Block! - Thoughts?
NSW

Awesome thanks for the great response oneJohn we have decided to go ahead with the added expense of having an architect take a look to confirm my initial investigation and…

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towers
Oct 28, 2015 12:01 pm
boosta
boosta
28 October 2015

Connection to Stormwater Sleeve after Handover

Connection to Stormwater Sleeve after Handover
SA

Get a few quotes and decide (~$1650 to $2200 based on my quotes). You can do this prior to handover as long as your builder approves it, 1 less thing to worry about and…

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boosta
Oct 28, 2015 11:58 am
IssyandOzzy
IssyandOzzy
28 October 2015

D3US_85 - building in Baldivis, WA

D3US_85 - building in Baldivis, WA
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

So I've done a VERY rough (paint...) mock up of backyard and how I'll try to open up the living areas with the backyard. Just to help visualise.…

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IssyandOzzy
Oct 28, 2015 12:35 am
loulou1411
loulou1411
27 October 2015

Anyone building with Celebration Homes?

Anyone building with Celebration Homes?
WA

Hi StarGirlStar Did you end up building with celebrations? We are probably going to sign with them in the next few days but want to see if you have had any problems with them.

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loulou1411
Oct 27, 2015 6:28 pm
Suzi_Q
Suzi_Q
27 October 2015

Building in Bibra Lake with * 2016 ...

Building in Bibra Lake with * 2016 ...
WA

Needing to start compiling lists of tradies... Any recommendations for SOR Bibra lake for aggregate concrete / slim wall / decking / painters / skirting boards / internal…

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Suzi_Q
Oct 27, 2015 9:36 am
bluesteel
bluesteel
26 October 2015

Our modern country home in the beautiful Adelaide Hills!

Our modern country home in the beautiful Adelaide Hills!
SA
1, 2, 3

Looks awesome, was waiting to see your benchtops! You can always grey grout the lines with something like grout perfect - will also make it easier to clean.

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bluesteel
Oct 26, 2015 7:04 pm
bluesteel
shellby
shellby
26 October 2015

How Many Spare Tiles?

How Many Spare Tiles?
NSW

While waiting to get our DA approved I have started thinking about other things with our build. I know we get something like half a pallet of spare bricks and same with…

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shellby
Oct 26, 2015 1:49 pm
shellby
shellby
shellby
26 October 2015

How fussy do you get about finishes?

How fussy do you get about finishes?
VIC

How do tilers think people would find this acceptable? I mean after a few you would tell its not right - why keep going and waste your time - I'm guess it means enough…

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shellby
Oct 26, 2015 1:38 pm
shellby
baby_blonde409
baby_blonde409
26 October 2015

Another newie joining

Another newie joining
QLD

Hi oldies ! I'm very excited to be following your journey as we are building the same design. Our land isn't ready until mid January (fingers crossed) then council…

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baby_blonde409
Oct 26, 2015 9:38 am
baby_blonde409
Decka
Decka
25 October 2015

Redink SOR First time builders-The end has arrived!

Redink SOR First time builders-The end has arrived!
WA
1 ... 63, 64, 65

Everything looks great Ardie, must me such a relief to be able to sit at your alfresco and relax for a bit

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Decka
Oct 25, 2015 9:49 pm
Decka
Crazyk
Crazyk
25 October 2015

Special Conditions to HIA contract

Special Conditions to HIA contract
QLD

@Jessieyy I just had a quick look at the HIA contract and it covers off most the items your concerned about

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Crazyk
Oct 25, 2015 8:47 pm
Crazyk
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dee89
Oct 25, 2015 1:30 pm
shellby
shellby
24 October 2015

Need advise, Please help me

Need advise, Please help me
QLD

Is this your building contract - or sales/tender contract? If its the sales tender one, well that changes like Ponzu stated depending on changes. Ours went up $2500 after…

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shellby
Oct 24, 2015 9:34 pm
shellby


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