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Bonnie21
Bonnie21
2 July 2015

Progress payment query - Rawson Homes

Progress payment query - Rawson Homes
NSW

Agree! Send them an email to explain why you are not sending them the payments. You can also include a photo of your house to show them the things that are missing e.g. kitchen.

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Bonnie21
Jul 02, 2015 2:38 am
ussmc
ussmc
2 July 2015

Arban Homes - anybody currently building with them ?

Arban Homes - anybody currently building with them ?
VIC

If you're still out there 'Peter Rabbit,' - I've Won! The accused didn't even turn up. The court reporter tried to contact him during the hearing and all we heard was the…

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ussmc
Jul 02, 2015 1:36 am
chz
chz
1 July 2015

Floor plan help!

Floor plan help!

Whoa! Looks wider because of the entry. But it is still a 12.6x28.5m house... Flip it vertically to visualise it better.. That kitchen-lounge-library is a loooooong open…

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chz
Jul 01, 2015 11:46 pm
sinurt
sinurt
1 July 2015

First Home Build with Commodore Homes in Honeywood

First Home Build with Commodore Homes in Honeywood
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Our SS is Ray too so its probably the same guy as us as we are just down the road :) We have had to chase him up a…

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sinurt
Jul 01, 2015 11:32 pm
sinurt

Hi pwj81, How did you go with your land? We too bought in state 8b and have now started the planning process. We are going with McDonald jones homes - the Vienna. We have…

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nataliebibina
Jul 01, 2015 11:14 pm
Matt1
Matt1
1 July 2015

Unauthorised usage of water from other tradies

Unauthorised usage of water from other tradies
WA

I didn't care, the poor bastard next door is having enough trouble with his builder. No point crying over a couple of KWh's.

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Matt1
Jul 01, 2015 11:07 pm
Matt1
ang1684
ang1684
1 July 2015

Anyone built with Newstart or oracle homes?

Anyone built with Newstart or oracle homes?
QLD

Hi there :) My partner and I are building on just over an acre at Buccan QLD and current wanting to know people experiences with Newstart and oracle. The 2 houses we are…

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ang1684
Jul 01, 2015 10:35 pm
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ebanster
Jul 01, 2015 10:14 pm
ebanster

We really are on the final stretch, thank god!!! Only things left are external painting, internal painting touch ups, shower screens, fly screens, heating and carpets.…

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Nmcl16
Jul 01, 2015 9:01 pm
Troyfitz
Troyfitz
1 July 2015

Rawson Financial year incentive offer/tender extension

Rawson Financial year incentive offer/tender extension
NSW

I have been told by quite a few people that the offer from Rawson Homes was that if you signed your tender before the end of the FY then you get the lux inclusions free…

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Troyfitz
Jul 01, 2015 5:42 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
1 July 2015

Building house in Providence, Wellard...................

Building house in Providence, Wellard...................
WA
1, 2

What Vetty19 has posted is correct. Its also on the NBN website and on some ISP provider pages.

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Beazley77
Jul 01, 2015 5:08 pm
Beazley77
TomCat
TomCat
1 July 2015

Simonds - Villa Vittoria

Simonds - Villa Vittoria
QLD

Woo two lovely mega Simonds Villa 'Grandes' to watch 8)

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TomCat
Jul 01, 2015 3:50 pm
TomCat
The DA Crew
The DA Crew
1 July 2015

Eden by Dale Alcock in Aveley - Complete

Eden by Dale Alcock in Aveley - Complete
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi @Silvarbullit it looks great. Well done!!

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The DA Crew
Jul 01, 2015 2:21 pm
The DA Crew
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 July 2015

Eaves

Eaves
VIC

I'm surprised if an eaves element is not included as part of your 5 star rating for houses ( if you are in Victoria ). In NSW , shading of your E, N & W windows and doors…

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Stewie D
Jul 01, 2015 9:46 am
Gunna
Gunna
1 July 2015

Hidden Costs

Hidden Costs
WA

Our base price was $203k and we are at around $270k with site costs and extras. It all adds up but we are getting alot of extra stuff. This doesn't include carpet in…

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Gunna
Jul 01, 2015 9:20 am
icywater
icywater
30 June 2015

Self installed soakwells in Perth

Self installed soakwells in Perth
WA

My builder give us an option to get the trader to install the soak well ourselves for $3586. We have to get rid off the excess sand our self or we can go with them for…

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icywater
Jun 30, 2015 11:58 pm
icywater
goody59
goody59
30 June 2015

Anti-Termite treatments?

Anti-Termite treatments?
WA

https://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/toolbox/ ... ge_004.htm This is what I am talking about. Cheap termite protection and it works I am sure just somewhat unsightly but if you…

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goody59
Jun 30, 2015 10:24 pm
goody59
oduen
oduen
30 June 2015

Choosing a builder - Difficulties

Choosing a builder - Difficulties
WA

http://www.armadale.wa.gov.au/crossovers For information about crossovers in the city of Armadale (including council contribution).

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oduen
Jun 30, 2015 9:26 pm
mfga78
mfga78
30 June 2015

Content-Living Yanchep

Content-Living Yanchep
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Overheads are a little more expensive, I did these after handover myself though. You can save money by doing certain things yourself after.

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mfga78
Jun 30, 2015 8:05 pm
LarryEadson
LarryEadson
30 June 2015

HELP!!! Exterior Colours

HELP!!! Exterior Colours
WA

The beauty of architectural elements are the ability to use character, details, texture and colors to showcase an era of your home that is unique to your home and…

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LarryEadson
Jun 30, 2015 5:47 pm
me786
me786
30 June 2015

Who is the best builder? RossNorth, National Homes or Summit

Who is the best builder? RossNorth, National Homes or Summit
WA

We are at the same phase as you. National homes is good value for money. But (building) time is money! You need to pay the mortgage. So requires calculation.

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me786
Jun 30, 2015 5:17 pm
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
30 June 2015

Regarding signing up and year end promotions

Regarding signing up and year end promotions
WA

Depends on the builder, some are more flexible with plan changes than others. Generally, once your build starts is when you'll have to start paying fees for variations.

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Ilaeria
Jun 30, 2015 3:26 pm
Ilaeria
Vino0512
Vino0512
29 June 2015

Insurance coverage for Demolition?

Insurance coverage for Demolition?
VIC

Thanks bluesteel. So you were confident your demo crew had sufficient insurance for everything else? The public liability risk with vacant land is a good point. Thanks

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Vino0512
Jun 29, 2015 10:16 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
29 June 2015

Always A Catch

Always A Catch
QLD

Her story for not giving out an inclusions list was that 1: her boss was afraid it would be pased onto opposition companies and 2: Her boss…

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bluesteel
Jun 29, 2015 9:15 pm
bluesteel
bb123
bb123
29 June 2015

Porter davis double the grant promotion

Porter davis double the grant promotion
VIC

Hi there Just wanting to know if anyone has purchased a house and land package with porter davis homes under the double the grant promotion? If so can you tell me where…

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bb123
Jun 29, 2015 8:52 pm
bb123

My builder actually told me to have it prior to…

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MrBee
Jun 29, 2015 7:20 pm
MrBee
Ponzu
Ponzu
29 June 2015

Site works saga

Site works saga
WA

Just an update. Upon further inspection of the contract the flumed vent in the laundry is gone, as is the flumed exhaust fan in the guest…

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Ponzu
Jun 29, 2015 5:14 pm
bella18
bella18
29 June 2015

Independant Inspectors in Sydney NSW

Independant Inspectors in Sydney NSW
NSW

Hi, I was speaking to Allworth builders for a tender quote and when I mentioned if we could have an independant inspector on site he thought my suggestion was ludicious.…

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bella18
Jun 29, 2015 4:08 pm
kellie_87
kellie_87
29 June 2015

Marcia's Home Group Build: Front Garden is Done!

Marcia's Home Group Build: Front Garden is Done!
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Looks great Marcia! I love how your feature wall and letterbox match :)

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kellie_87
Jun 29, 2015 3:36 pm
kellie_87
goody59
goody59
29 June 2015

Protecting your Slab

Protecting your Slab
VIC
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Time for a bump.

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goody59
Jun 29, 2015 1:44 pm
goody59
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
29 June 2015

Concrete Slab

Concrete Slab
NSW

There are many Solutions for suspended slabs...More info required Where are you building, House layout-> Supporting walls,Soil types-> Bearing capacity, Solid…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 29, 2015 10:18 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Navzz
Navzz
29 June 2015

Orchid 2800 with Burbank

Orchid 2800 with Burbank
VIC

Hi Is anyone building Orchid 2800 with Burbank.

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Navzz
Jun 29, 2015 6:39 am
ASH Jordan Springs
ASH Jordan Springs
28 June 2015

Bricks

Bricks
TAS

Could you save money and just upgrade the bricks in the facade?

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ASH Jordan Springs
Jun 28, 2015 3:44 pm
ASH Jordan Springs
erinandcraigw
erinandcraigw
28 June 2015

Splendour in the south western suburbs

Splendour in the south western suburbs
NSW

I thought I would share some photos we have used for inspiration for the colouring and style of our home. Please note…

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erinandcraigw
Jun 28, 2015 1:47 pm
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
28 June 2015

GJ Gradner Bridgewater

GJ Gradner Bridgewater
TAS

Hi everyone - I am just interested if anyone has built the Bridgewater design from GJ Gardner and their experience ? Thank you

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nat_luke1
Jun 28, 2015 12:44 pm
Canberra_gal
Canberra_gal
28 June 2015

Building with Rawson

Building with Rawson
NSW

We added extra rooms to accommodate my father-in-law, so our upgrades came in at more than $100k but we are building a big house! Bricks are soooooo hard! We think we've…

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Canberra_gal
Jun 28, 2015 1:23 am
Canberra_gal
sofia14
sofia14
27 June 2015

Anyone else building with dreamstart homes perth??

Anyone else building with dreamstart homes perth??
WA

Ya, I was not happy because i know there is no shortage of bricklayer and yet took them so long to finish with additional shortcut of non-filled perpends. As for the roof,…

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sofia14
Jun 27, 2015 10:28 pm
Bigblock7
Bigblock7
27 June 2015

CountryHome's country build pg 16 we are in!! :)

CountryHome's country build pg 16 we are in!! :)
NSW
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Hope things are going well and you are all settled in

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Bigblock7
Jun 27, 2015 7:39 pm
Bigblock7
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
27 June 2015

True or False

True or False
VIC

We had to swallow 2 price increases...none of which were near financial year (Feb and Sept) but building materials going up...

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Treeseachanger
Jun 27, 2015 1:10 am
dannislade
dannislade
26 June 2015

when's handover???? - SOR WA

when's handover???? - SOR WA
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

I guess I am on the lucky side. I have a ridiculously uneven garage pelment, I leak in the roof that is getting the entire bathroom soaked from…

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dannislade
Jun 27, 2015 12:36 am
TomCat
TomCat
26 June 2015

Coloured Bricks How Are They Made?

Coloured Bricks How Are They Made?
QLD

Yeah, I'd interpret it as that. I guess the fact that they fire/bake it in, it kind of makes you think it becomes a part of it. :D

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TomCat
Jun 26, 2015 10:03 pm
TomCat
mgilla
mgilla
26 June 2015

Handover 30/6/15

Handover 30/6/15
QLD

It happens every day, Just make sure you have it all listed on the Practical Completion certificate.

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mgilla
Jun 26, 2015 8:43 pm
insider
insider
26 June 2015

What is the best fill to use under slab?

What is the best fill to use under slab?
SA

No highly reactive fill not rubble or any loose material that will collapse during excavation and therefore lead to a change of footing type ie screw piles clean fill…

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insider
Jun 26, 2015 5:04 pm
danks84
danks84
26 June 2015

Building 4 Units in Melbourne's North West

Building 4 Units in Melbourne's North West
VIC

Hi all, New to these forums and looking for advice/learnings of what to do or not to do going forward. My parents currently have a family home on a 20x55m block in…

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danks84
Jun 26, 2015 3:36 pm
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Haji
Jun 26, 2015 11:32 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
26 June 2015

Building Issue - Smart Homes

Building Issue - Smart Homes
WA

Its amazing what you can get with a little negotiation. Be VERY polite and seek their help/assistance. Everyone loves being helpful.

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Saint Mike
Jun 26, 2015 8:38 am
Saint Mike
ajansen
ajansen
25 June 2015

opinions on which plan

opinions on which plan
TAS

The first plan definitely. In the second plan your Master Bed is about the size of a single bedroom. If you have kids, the amount of toys etc. is only going to grow…

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ajansen
Jun 25, 2015 2:09 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
25 June 2015

bedrooms sizes

bedrooms sizes
NSW

3m x 3m should be adequate because a lot of people have only one child per room, and plenty are happy to encourage kids to live in living areas rather than individual…

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oneJohn
Jun 25, 2015 1:35 pm
oneJohn


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