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MrBee
MrBee
31 March 2015

New build @ Mitchelton (QLD) Pool party :-)

New build @ Mitchelton (QLD) Pool party :-)
QLD
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Great thread! really enjoyed it! pity some of the final pic links were broken :( but you have built a really nice house!

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MrBee
Mar 31, 2015 11:00 am
MrBee
boosta
boosta
31 March 2015

Oakford homes-Adelaide SA-BRICKED

Oakford homes-Adelaide SA-BRICKED
SA
1, 2

Updated blog and still work in progress.....

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boosta
Mar 31, 2015 9:42 am
marmot
marmot
31 March 2015

Southwest build with WACB

Southwest build with WACB
WA
1, 2, 3

Looking good. We are building in Esperance, WA. Using the admin team from the southwest office as we don't have a local admin team. Looks like your build has gone well!

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marmot
Mar 31, 2015 7:36 am
astav88
astav88
31 March 2015

Site cut / drainage / concreting

Site cut / drainage / concreting
VIC

Garage is 170mm below rest of the house

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astav88
Mar 31, 2015 6:52 am
tlblhayward
tlblhayward
31 March 2015

Can a small chip in laminate counter top be repaired?

Can a small chip in laminate counter top be repaired?
SA

Just get your builder to replace the whole thing. If they damaged it then they must fix it.

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tlblhayward
Mar 31, 2015 12:11 am
tlblhayward
Adam.M
Adam.M
30 March 2015

Clean fill removal and ground levelling

Clean fill removal and ground levelling
VIC

Depends how good you are with a Dingo mini excavator? You can hire one for the weekend for about $260. I have used Yarra Hire in Ravenhall and they have been one of the…

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Adam.M
Mar 30, 2015 10:56 pm
mixz0r
mixz0r
30 March 2015

Aveling Homes Build - Vale S2 Woburn Park, The Vines

Aveling Homes Build - Vale S2 Woburn Park, The Vines
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

We almost built the same house with Aveling. Sounds like we dodged a bullet from what I've just read. Really sorry it's going so poorly for you; I can't believe they put…

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mixz0r
Mar 30, 2015 8:18 pm
mixz0r
koston44
koston44
30 March 2015

Sewer Peg Out - please explain?

Sewer Peg Out - please explain?
1, 2

Hi I understand this is a old thread. But could anyone help me with this. We are building in GREY GUM Estate Kellyville. Metricon has given the…

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koston44
Mar 30, 2015 6:23 pm
koston44
Slider
Slider
30 March 2015

Penalty for late completion with project builders

Penalty for late completion with project builders
WA

We had $1 per working day in ours (Yes $1). Wasn't even worth chasing. James 96 A4 (B5) Quattro 1.8 turbo

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Slider
Mar 30, 2015 12:21 pm
Chaton
Chaton
30 March 2015

Metricon-Experiences Please

Metricon-Experiences Please
QLD

We're in discussions with them now. Our salesperson showed us the $10,000 Studio M spend deal but we feel the air con and Ceasar Stone upgrade offer is better for…

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Chaton
Mar 30, 2015 9:53 am
Chaton
MalSannie
MalSannie
30 March 2015

Nellie & Chris's HGWA build - PCI 19TH MARCH!

Nellie & Chris's HGWA build - PCI 19TH MARCH!
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Oh my word CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! ::cheerleader:: ::party:: are you all moved in yet?? ::lol::

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MalSannie
Mar 30, 2015 7:19 am
MalSannie
TomCat
TomCat
30 March 2015

Three new Simonds show homes going up in Adelaide

Three new Simonds show homes going up in Adelaide
SA

Oh lordy, the three show homes at Blakes Crossing are nearly finished and they are all looking fantastic! One is the Avalon and it was so exciting walking through it,…

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TomCat
Mar 29, 2015 11:35 pm
TomCat
Pink86
Pink86
29 March 2015

House and land packages

House and land packages

I believe the tender price is valid for 90days or until you pay your 5% deposit. You are best to take your contract to solicitor to make sure they cannot increase your…

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Pink86
Mar 29, 2015 9:09 pm
Natalie92
Natalie92
29 March 2015

Render

Render
WA

Thank you :)

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Natalie92
Mar 29, 2015 8:22 pm
Natalie92
glendale38
glendale38
29 March 2015

Having second thoughts on clear glass splashback

Having second thoughts on clear glass splashback
NSW

I agree with you Monalisa... now you got me thinking about our window splashback... its too late to do anything abt ours now!

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glendale38
Mar 29, 2015 8:22 pm
ella_88
ella_88
29 March 2015

Woodvale

Woodvale
SA

Anybody building in Woodvale, Gawler South?

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ella_88
Mar 29, 2015 2:04 pm
mgilla
mgilla
28 March 2015

Soil test results wrong?

Soil test results wrong?
QLD

Soil test results can vary based on the engineers interpretation, I remember doing 2 houses side by side flanked by 2 others by another builder. Our footings were 600 deep…

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mgilla
Mar 28, 2015 7:33 pm
Stormy
Stormy
28 March 2015

Double storey build - what are the must have upgrades

Double storey build - what are the must have upgrades
VIC

I agree with everyone's suggestions. Unfortunately, our builder wouldn't allow us to have a laundry chute...but that's when kids come in handy to take the hamper…

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Stormy
Mar 28, 2015 10:06 am
Stormy
goody59
goody59
28 March 2015

Pest Control Question

Pest Control Question
QLD

Landscaping can make bridges over termite barriers to allow infestation eg- soils or mulch above the weep holes in brickwork. Barriers can be broken by landscaping…

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goody59
Mar 28, 2015 8:51 am
goody59
PixiGT
PixiGT
28 March 2015

You have probably been where I am.

You have probably been where I am.
QLD

Oh, and of course, don't become emotionally attached to the property - put your business brain in gear, & think of the property as an income/tax offset stream rather than…

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PixiGT
Mar 28, 2015 12:47 am
PixiGT
tmwoburn
tmwoburn
27 March 2015

Aveling Build NOR - We have Keys!

Aveling Build NOR - We have Keys!
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Congratulation Vines so glad it all ended well! Now you can start to make some wonderful new memories in your lovely home. All the best! ::smile:: ::celeb::

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tmwoburn
Mar 27, 2015 9:23 pm
tmwoburn
bugbos
bugbos
27 March 2015

Building at Averys Rise Heddon Greta

Building at Averys Rise Heddon Greta
NSW

Update They have split up the construction of Stage 1 in half so that they can get people who have bought lots already into construction earlier. There are 9 lots that…

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bugbos
Mar 27, 2015 8:13 pm
N3ll3
N3ll3
27 March 2015

Freelife Homes

Freelife Homes
WA

+1 Brace…

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N3ll3
Mar 27, 2015 6:43 pm
GarSue_Newton24
GarSue_Newton24
27 March 2015

Building a Wisdom, Newton 24 - happy to share the process

Building a Wisdom, Newton 24 - happy to share the process
NSW

One year and four months after we paid out deposit and we are scheduled to settle on Monday. Watch this space - we are ready to "unload".....

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GarSue_Newton24
Mar 27, 2015 5:44 pm
dannislade
dannislade
27 March 2015

Is it cheaper to outsource to contractors?

Is it cheaper to outsource to contractors?
QLD

if your builder is cheaper go with the builder but make sure you know what your getting. im buying carpet myself and my friend brought carpet through the builder (same…

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dannislade
Mar 27, 2015 2:54 pm

Hi All, Though i might make a separate thread for the Carlisle Homes Blogs and Progress pictures. I really love looking at everyones photos on their blogs and also the…

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KateRG88
Mar 27, 2015 2:39 pm
KateRG88
TashPaul
TashPaul
27 March 2015

What to prioritise regarding upgrades

What to prioritise regarding upgrades
WA

Upgrades are such a personal choice. Different people prioritise different things, not just because of the different house plans, but personal opinion. From what you have…

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TashPaul
Mar 27, 2015 10:39 am
TashPaul
garry_1233
garry_1233
27 March 2015

Internet Providers in Riverwalk Werribee

Internet Providers in Riverwalk Werribee
VIC

Hi All, I am building a house in Riverwalk Estate Werribee. I just wanted to find out what companies (Eg. Telsta, iinet etc..) provides the internet in this estate also if…

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garry_1233
Mar 27, 2015 10:34 am
PerthAussie2014
PerthAussie2014
27 March 2015

access to run data cable

access to run data cable
NSW

Yep our builder was more than happy for us to get cabling installed by a third party during construction. Your timing has to be right though- if you have brick internal…

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PerthAussie2014
Mar 27, 2015 9:07 am
Denten
Denten
26 March 2015

Site Works, A Catch 22

Site Works, A Catch 22
QLD

Hi, Our builder said that they usually over allow by 10-20% and as a result they usually end up passing on a credit. Our credit was $3000 and the detail we received was…

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Denten
Mar 26, 2015 8:39 pm
mgilla
mgilla
26 March 2015

Brick damage on a house and land package

Brick damage on a house and land package
NSW

What oneJohn said, take plenty of pics of the studs and gyprock damage. If there are any damaged studs its not that hard to replace them or place a new one next to it …

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mgilla
Mar 26, 2015 8:29 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
26 March 2015

Concrete MPA

Concrete MPA

Thanks bashworth, that's reassuring to hear. We are going to question raise the question with engineers. We are having pre slab inspection and may have an engineer present…

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bluesteel
Mar 26, 2015 7:58 pm
bluesteel
oneJohn
oneJohn
26 March 2015

Plan rejected by council, any ideas?

Plan rejected by council, any ideas?
SA

How about a loft/attic type room in the roof for the retro-games room? That way it's still largely a single storey house, but you get a bit more space to make it all fit.

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oneJohn
Mar 26, 2015 7:19 pm
oneJohn
dbenz
dbenz
26 March 2015

Building new home with Great Living Homes in Port Coogee WA

Building new home with Great Living Homes in Port Coogee WA
WA

Hi Mike, do you have any new pictures. We are still in process of design but i want to go flat roof or roof terrace. Our house will be on Lullworth terrace.

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dbenz
Mar 26, 2015 4:13 pm
Tristanium
Tristanium
26 March 2015

Mortar question

Mortar question

Yep, I would be worried. The colour of the sand will affect the mortar colour, so if you are after really white, I would have thought they would need white (or very light) sand

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Tristanium
Mar 26, 2015 3:06 pm
Tristanium
klaguerta
klaguerta
26 March 2015

Building Inspections(Melbourne)

Building Inspections(Melbourne)
VIC

For anyone considering the get an inspector, Based on experience, you can skip inspection at Frame Stage. They can check your frames at pre-plaster. Coordinate with your…

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klaguerta
Mar 26, 2015 2:23 pm
klaguerta
salamancaNSW15
salamancaNSW15
26 March 2015

Metricon Build Salamanca 37

Metricon Build Salamanca 37
NSW

Hi all Has anyone used a demo company to do the cut and fill of land before handing over to Metricon? We are doing a knockdown rebuild however the cut and fill costs are…

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salamancaNSW15
Mar 26, 2015 10:57 am
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Tonk
Mar 26, 2015 12:47 am
Tonk
HENLEY-MAINVUE
HENLEY-MAINVUE
25 March 2015

Building with MainVue - Amalfi432

Building with MainVue - Amalfi432
VIC

How is the build coming along if I can ask?

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HENLEY-MAINVUE
Mar 25, 2015 10:39 pm
HENLEY-MAINVUE
Home Group WA
Home Group WA
25 March 2015

First home build with HGWA in Mandurah

First home build with HGWA in Mandurah
WA
1, 2

Hey Scott_Michelle, I just found this thread and I am posting to let you know I've subscribed :) Please PM me if you need help getting in touch with the right people at…

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Home Group WA
Mar 25, 2015 11:48 am
Home Group WA
Echo
Echo
24 March 2015

Knockdown and rebuild without planning permit, possible?

Knockdown and rebuild without planning permit, possible?
VIC

Harsh JB1 very harsh But accurate Kremlin has a demo company that must have used its own surveyor and lodged all applications to council on their behalf for demo…

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Echo
Mar 24, 2015 9:47 pm
Echo
homerun2oran
homerun2oran
24 March 2015

Oran park rear setback regulation

Oran park rear setback regulation
NSW

I concur with what Stokes_43 has said. 4m is the minimum setback required now if you wish to have $5,000 rebate from OPT.

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homerun2oran
Mar 24, 2015 8:25 pm
Forg
Forg
24 March 2015

Interior wall & ceiling painting - Need for primer?

Interior wall & ceiling painting - Need for primer?
VIC

I just Googled to see what an answer might be ... and came up which…

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Forg
Mar 24, 2015 5:41 pm
finallybuilding
finallybuilding
24 March 2015

Building In Aspiri Piara Waters

Building In Aspiri Piara Waters
WA
1, 2

Hey Guys, Just restarting this thread. We've just bought a land in Aspiri and waiting on titles now. I'm guessing most of you have moved in. Hope to hear from the rest of…

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finallybuilding
Mar 24, 2015 4:02 pm
tigertails
tigertails
24 March 2015

Help! How much should power line tiger tail tagging cost??

Help! How much should power line tiger tail tagging cost??
NSW

Hi , My name is Peter and I work for Sydney Tiger Tails (Part of the Australian Power Services Group) If anyone has any questions in relation to Tiger Tails I am happy to…

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tigertails
Mar 24, 2015 2:32 pm
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vikramgiridhar
Mar 24, 2015 1:50 pm
whzzz28
whzzz28
24 March 2015

Coral Homes Marcoola 30 info

Coral Homes Marcoola 30 info
QLD

Also check the kitchen - in some displays they have working designs and lists of inclusions in a booklet in the kitchen somewhere. Sometimes its hiding in draws. Some…

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whzzz28
Mar 24, 2015 12:04 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
24 March 2015

What's in your maintenance list !

What's in your maintenance list !
VIC

Your best bet is to google "Handover Inspection" or "PCI Checklist". There is a huge repository of info and previously answered questions. As for two items that we didn't…

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Adam.M
Mar 24, 2015 11:40 am
Aleshia92
Aleshia92
24 March 2015

PGH bricks- sorbetto and slate

PGH bricks- sorbetto and slate
NSW

Hi, who has used sorbetto or slate bricks, can you put pictures up please? Thanks :)

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Aleshia92
Mar 24, 2015 9:40 am


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