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Made a few changes. Hopefully for the…

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Lourance
Aug 16, 2015 4:53 pm
LouR
LouR
16 August 2015

Opinions on Roof Colour

Opinions on Roof Colour
NSW

I never thought of that oneJohn. We had originally told our builder that we were going with option 2 but we have option 1 & 2 on our front porch and look at them every…

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LouR
Aug 16, 2015 3:05 pm
jessicana10
jessicana10
16 August 2015

Building Monterey Belle Q1 with Henley - Upgrade Questions

Building Monterey Belle Q1 with Henley - Upgrade Questions
VIC

Hi, We are building the Monterey q2 and for 450mm eaves it was $3795 (we extended the grand alfresco and the bedroom wing by 1 meter so it would be pretty similar cost for…

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jessicana10
Aug 16, 2015 12:33 pm
jessicana10
NishaR
NishaR
16 August 2015

Build to BAL-FZ in Blue Mountains NSW - windows

Build to BAL-FZ in Blue Mountains NSW - windows
NSW

hi Atish....Could I ask where is your block in the Blue Mountains? I haven't had any dealings with the Blue Mountains council but till I know how they will tell that the…

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NishaR
Aug 16, 2015 8:14 am
DoubleDeckerBus
DoubleDeckerBus
16 August 2015

Our Rivello build in Ellenbrook: Awaiting 2nd PCI

Our Rivello build in Ellenbrook: Awaiting 2nd PCI
WA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hi JnM, what is your external colours, they all look great?

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DoubleDeckerBus
Aug 16, 2015 1:04 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
15 August 2015

Gemmill Build - SOR

Gemmill Build - SOR
WA

Went around yesterday and the soak wells have been installed. While I was there I noticed that the edges of the pad had been painted…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 15, 2015 9:49 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
archetto
archetto
15 August 2015

Ben Trager Sunshine Burns Beach Build

Ben Trager Sunshine Burns Beach Build
WA
1 ... 19, 20, 21

We have a window splashback too and they are doing our laundry one so I'm not going to install our glass one then until handover as I don't want to risk it and sounds like…

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archetto
Aug 15, 2015 7:01 pm
archetto
oneJohn
oneJohn
15 August 2015

New Home - choosing an elevation

New Home - choosing an elevation
WA
1, 2, 3

If you have eaves on the portico, I'd go with B over A, because it's simpler and cleaner, but there isn't a lot of difference in it. If you go without eaves though, I can…

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oneJohn
Aug 15, 2015 11:23 am
oneJohn
Wise1267
Wise1267
15 August 2015

Building with Wisdom Homes - DaVinci19

Building with Wisdom Homes - DaVinci19
NSW

Temporary Fench is on now on my land. Admin officer of Wisdom Homes was confused regarding compliance of a clause related to the fund, the confusion was arisen as I have…

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Wise1267
Aug 15, 2015 1:32 am
goody59
goody59
14 August 2015

Rough estimate of site costs

Rough estimate of site costs
QLD

Hi all, I just got my survey done and the ground is 1 metre below where the habitable area level would need to be. Is trying to raise it that…

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goody59
Aug 14, 2015 11:37 pm
goody59
Suezp
Suezp
14 August 2015

Any builder do 2 storey on 10 metre block for <220k base?

Any builder do 2 storey on 10 metre block for <220k base?

Boutique have a lovely new one... Two actually, but I think they will be over $330,000. Metricon also have a few they would be about the same.

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Suezp
Aug 14, 2015 10:34 pm
BackgroundResearcher
BackgroundResearcher
14 August 2015

Builder Background Check - How to do???

Builder Background Check - How to do???

The Answer at last ... an australian service AlwaysCheckYourBuilder.com.au is now doing full builder background checks. Prior dispute history, credit, director, licence…

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BackgroundResearcher
Aug 14, 2015 6:13 pm
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KKPP
Aug 14, 2015 5:07 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
14 August 2015

Public Liability Insurance On Vacant Land

Public Liability Insurance On Vacant Land
QLD

south australian Occupiers Liability from the civil liability act might shed some light on whethe ryou should or shouldnt take out insurance -

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Ponzu
Aug 14, 2015 4:10 pm
kyle9600
kyle9600
14 August 2015

Henley and building in Geelong

Henley and building in Geelong
VIC

That is what I was told, as they use specific builders over and over again if they are not local to Geelong or have sub tradies in the area they would be required to travel

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kyle9600
Aug 14, 2015 3:57 pm
EPaul888
EPaul888
14 August 2015

Kdr Sekisui House- Southern Sydney

Kdr Sekisui House- Southern Sydney
NSW

Hi Zarinafly, it took me a while to find your thread. Will be great to see how your house progress, so I now subscribed. :-)

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EPaul888
Aug 14, 2015 3:50 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
14 August 2015

Good design.. Wasted space.. How can you tell?

Good design.. Wasted space.. How can you tell?
NSW

Sometimes the larger space it to create a certain feel. My house and my parents house both have quite large entries which I never thought of as waste. I think it does…

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AussieMark
Aug 14, 2015 10:04 am
d@n
d@n
14 August 2015

what do you think about the House Plan

what do you think about the House Plan
WA

Why is the garage at the opposite end of the house entry? I would reverse the door into the garage rather than into the hallway. Hallway area into study looks like wasted space.

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d@n
Aug 14, 2015 10:01 am
Jojeke
Jojeke
14 August 2015

How much "roughly" over the listed price does building cost?

How much "roughly" over the listed price does building cost?
SA

I went well over. My list price didn't include flooring, driveway, landscaping, security screens, retaining walls etc. I also extended the size of the kitchen and added…

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Jojeke
Aug 14, 2015 2:50 am
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tsmith
Aug 14, 2015 12:53 am

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Elly_93
Aug 13, 2015 11:52 pm
JSK
JSK
13 August 2015

Oaklands Schofields

Oaklands Schofields
NSW

Hi there, I am new here and close to buy a lot in Oaklands Schofields project, has not seen/signed contract yet. Is this area flood prone, when the schofields road…

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JSK
Aug 13, 2015 2:04 pm
wesky
wesky
13 August 2015

What type of slab is this?

What type of slab is this?
VIC

I thought it was a raft but done a bit differently. Thanks guys!

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wesky
Aug 13, 2015 1:32 pm
boxer10
boxer10
13 August 2015

Edmondson Park "Village Square"

Edmondson Park "Village Square"
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi jonny90, our house was cosmos 3 bed with single garage. because of the corner lot, did'nt had any choice. All the best with building your new house.

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boxer10
Aug 13, 2015 11:53 am
Belongabank
Belongabank
13 August 2015

Extra Slab Costs due to 2m of Controlled Fill

Extra Slab Costs due to 2m of Controlled Fill
VIC

I think the trick is to be well informed when buying land. I certainly was not. I had access to the engineering plans for the land and knew there was deep fill on the…

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Belongabank
Aug 13, 2015 10:58 am
1rocky
1rocky
13 August 2015

wide bay gj gardner home north coast

wide bay gj gardner home north coast
NSW

hi has anyone built the wide bay from gj gardner . would love to see pics of what you have done to the wide bay and facades thanks

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1rocky
Aug 13, 2015 7:22 am
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
12 August 2015

Ellenbrook WA- new house

Ellenbrook WA- new house
WA

Hi Bob, i replied to your PM This design is similar to yours. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=78190

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Perth_Euro
Aug 13, 2015 12:19 am
1st-timers
1st-timers
12 August 2015

How Far Does The Piering and Plumbing Go Down?

How Far Does The Piering and Plumbing Go Down?
QLD

Yes it sounds like a layer of rock underneath. If you do need piers it would be down to 1.5 although with a class M I wouldn't think piers…

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1st-timers
Aug 13, 2015 12:11 am
1st-timers
1st-timers
12 August 2015

Price Difference From 'M' Slab to 'H1'

Price Difference From 'M' Slab to 'H1'
QLD

Yay, huge weight off my mind. Soil tests are back and its an 'M'. The subdivision is crazy. Across the road and 3…

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1st-timers
Aug 13, 2015 12:06 am
Suezp
Suezp
12 August 2015

Updates on Warralily/Armstrong Creek

Updates on Warralily/Armstrong Creek
QLD

Hi! I'm sure you in and settled by now. how was the build?

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Suezp
Aug 12, 2015 8:56 pm
Colester78
Colester78
12 August 2015

Eden Brae Vs Mcdonald Jones Homes

Eden Brae Vs Mcdonald Jones Homes
NSW

We looked at both and found MJH to be better so went with them. We currently rent a new EB home while we build our MJH home and some of the work is crappy as. But I…

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Colester78
Aug 12, 2015 2:31 pm
Colester78
Colester78
12 August 2015

McDonald Jones Homes Colour Selections

McDonald Jones Homes Colour Selections
NSW

When we did our colour choice we could have Ceasarstone or Essastone - certain colours from both ranges come standard and then others attract an extra cost. We went with…

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Colester78
Aug 12, 2015 2:28 pm
Krishna_R
Krishna_R
12 August 2015

Crossover Paving in Perth Northern Suburb

Crossover Paving in Perth Northern Suburb
WA

Hi All I am building with the Home Buyers Centre in Banksia Grove in Perth. I have to pave our crossover (approx 25SQM) on level ground (no slopes). HBC quoted $2,500…

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Krishna_R
Aug 12, 2015 1:32 pm
Jozh
Jozh
12 August 2015

Stuck on roof color. Mica or Gunmetal

Stuck on roof color. Mica or Gunmetal
QLD

has no one seen a roof with the Mica color tile?

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Jozh
Aug 12, 2015 12:18 pm
Woolyfish
Woolyfish
12 August 2015

building with red ink Darling Downs WA

building with red ink Darling Downs WA
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Following!!!!! Fantastic plan. all the best for the build, can't wait for more progress.

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Woolyfish
Aug 12, 2015 11:54 am
Woolyfish

Hi guys! Got my first plans drawn up from drafting. I'm happy to go through it but pretty much have one night to just go through it and check its all ok. Just thought…

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SaberX
Aug 11, 2015 11:19 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
11 August 2015

What should the sitework cost be like for A class site in WA

What should the sitework cost be like for A class site in WA
WA

Hi Homelovers You need to provide more information..generally ClassA is $10k Site works are based on 1. Contour Survey 2. Are retain walls required? 3. Are Piles…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 11, 2015 10:30 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
snyde
snyde
11 August 2015

Henley LED downlight Melbourne

Henley LED downlight Melbourne
VIC

If you're worried - get 6, have the two center ones on a seperate switch, and have them all dimmable. Dining room you won't need as many.

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snyde
Aug 11, 2015 9:04 pm
snyde
goody59
goody59
11 August 2015

Truss and roof structural drawings

Truss and roof structural drawings
WA

I have asked for my truss plans/drawings/specifications and also my frame drawings and requirements. My SS was asked to have a copy given to me when they are available.

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goody59
Aug 11, 2015 12:11 pm
goody59
jai.m
jai.m
10 August 2015

Build pack and selections process

Build pack and selections process
SA

We're currently in the pre-construction stage of building our new home. We have signed off on our final working drawings and have been told…

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jai.m
Aug 10, 2015 9:39 pm
vijaytee1
vijaytee1
10 August 2015

tilers in Brisbane help

tilers in Brisbane help
QLD

any1 had or reccmnd some good tilers in Brissie for doing 81sqm. Also is it good to buy ur own tiles or can the tiler get it for cheaper cheers

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vijaytee1
Aug 10, 2015 8:31 pm
vijaytee1
eternty
eternty
10 August 2015

Building with Burbank in Harcrest

Building with Burbank in Harcrest
VIC

Hi fionaleejl, Who did you end up going with? I'm in the same position as you were - like Burbank cost and plan but reviews are bad. Thanks!

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eternty
Aug 10, 2015 8:31 pm
msangs23
msangs23
10 August 2015

House Construction Final payment question

House Construction Final payment question
VIC

Hi All, I am running out of time for my current rental lease and the bank inspection & final cheque might delay my house handover. My question is,can I pay the final…

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msangs23
Aug 10, 2015 6:24 pm
Philip_J
Philip_J
10 August 2015

Cost of Laminate Flooring $23per sqm

Cost of Laminate Flooring $23per sqm
VIC

I think you will find that there are better quality variations of 12mm laminate flooring. I couldn't give any details but I know there are companies that specialise in to…

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Philip_J
Aug 10, 2015 4:20 pm
d@n
d@n
10 August 2015

PLEASE!!! Need help with exterior colours / facade...

PLEASE!!! Need help with exterior colours / facade...
VIC

These questions are hard to answer without seeing the facade design.

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d@n
Aug 10, 2015 10:40 am
rory14
rory14
9 August 2015

Building our first home in (Trinity) Alkimos, WA.

Building our first home in (Trinity) Alkimos, WA.
WA
1, 2, 3

Thank you! It's called Kitty Grey, the whole house is in that colour. I love the gables now without them but hopefully it just adds to them! They cost a fair bit to add so…

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rory14
Aug 09, 2015 11:16 pm
rory14


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