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leighton
leighton
12 July 2015

KRB: Sloping block build, Pascoe Vale

KRB: Sloping block build, Pascoe Vale
VIC

PVBuild How did you go with the soil test results? Typical?

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leighton
Jul 12, 2015 2:32 pm
leighton
wood bang
wood bang
12 July 2015

Trouble with builder during pre-contract stage

Trouble with builder during pre-contract stage
VIC

You should request for an industry standard contract

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wood bang
Jul 12, 2015 9:30 am
wood bang
kpeiris
kpeiris
11 July 2015

alfresco extension raft slab

alfresco extension raft slab
VIC

hi my builder putting a raft slab, sans for alfresco , when i asked him he told will put some croncrete there as well . for alfresco not as same raft slab . what u guys…

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kpeiris
Jul 12, 2015 12:22 am
bashworth
bashworth
11 July 2015

Should appliances be installed prior or after moving in?

Should appliances be installed prior or after moving in?
VIC

It's fairly normal to fit them on the handover day. . . otherwise they could well get stolen. Too many people will know the appliances are in the house and know the…

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bashworth
Jul 11, 2015 9:12 pm
bashworth
Bonnie21
Bonnie21
11 July 2015

First Home Buyers in Googong - Need assistance

First Home Buyers in Googong - Need assistance
ACT

Check out www.beforeyoubuild.net.au They might be able you with your building especially choosing a builder and going through your contract before you sign it. They are…

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Bonnie21
Jul 11, 2015 5:30 pm
zobel.einat
zobel.einat
11 July 2015

Anyone building at Eden Grange Riverstone?

Anyone building at Eden Grange Riverstone?
NSW
1 ... 46, 47, 48

Hello everyone and nice to meet. Good to know that there are groups in this forum and Facebook as well :). We will build Manchester 23 at lot 211. Can't wait to get the…

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zobel.einat
Jul 11, 2015 10:18 am
Jonooo
Jonooo
10 July 2015

Home Build - Feedback please

Home Build - Feedback please
WA

One other thing we found important talking to friends in real estate and thinking about it more carefully is the three way main bathroom. This is more guest friendly and…

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Jonooo
Jul 10, 2015 11:57 pm
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StarGirlStar
Jul 10, 2015 11:06 pm
StarGirlStar
claremont35_2015
claremont35_2015
10 July 2015

Fire Levy at Forsyth Park

Fire Levy at Forsyth Park
VIC

There is no Fire Levy at Forsyth Park.. They did the same to me. .I checked the Gov website and the lot was out of fire zone..

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claremont35_2015
Jul 10, 2015 9:39 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
10 July 2015

Floor plan help!

Floor plan help!

I think you need to post the plan as is, to maximize your chances of helpful ideas! :D

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Treeseachanger
Jul 10, 2015 6:05 pm
icywater
icywater
10 July 2015

Downlight installation cost?

Downlight installation cost?
WA

Are you buying down lights yourself? What brand did you go with? I will need the same number of light as yours.

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icywater
Jul 10, 2015 12:56 pm
icywater
gandn
gandn
10 July 2015

floor in the rain

floor in the rain
VIC

Any photos?

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gandn
Jul 10, 2015 12:18 pm
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
10 July 2015

ensuite and WIR opinions

ensuite and WIR opinions
TAS

Thanks for everyones help, I have decided to leave it as is - unsure why they said it would have to go through council if it's internal...... but I think there is pro's…

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nat_luke1
Jul 10, 2015 11:33 am
Orpheus
Orpheus
9 July 2015

Stacker door rebate

Stacker door rebate
VIC

Hmm, probably not I would think. Only option is to cut into the slab which may not be completely square? Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge! build thread -

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Orpheus
Jul 10, 2015 12:34 am
Orpheus
LaceyM
LaceyM
9 July 2015

Final handover for new house but still unhappy with ceiling

Final handover for new house but still unhappy with ceiling
SA

Is it a glancing light issue ? Do you have a raked ceiling and do you have down lights ? Play around and see if you can show us photos. Unfortunately that's going to be…

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LaceyM
Jul 09, 2015 11:25 pm
LaceyM
jodie63
jodie63
9 July 2015

Has anyone built with Premier Builders??

Has anyone built with Premier Builders??
VIC

We are looking at building & love their homes particularly the Esprit. Any advice or experiences u may have had would be appreciated.

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jodie63
Jul 09, 2015 9:35 pm
bigniqiu
bigniqiu
9 July 2015

House built higher than the design

House built higher than the design
VIC

Mine is a sloping block, so I cannot tell any difference with this 300mm at all.

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bigniqiu
Jul 09, 2015 2:35 pm
jferns
jferns
9 July 2015

Refund for aluminiun flyscreens?

Refund for aluminiun flyscreens?
VIC

Thank you Ilaeria for replying. I will double-check what the builder is including in the bushfire requirements.

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jferns
Jul 09, 2015 12:52 pm
dmj1983
dmj1983
9 July 2015

Fairhaven Homes - Deck'd!

Fairhaven Homes - Deck'd!
VIC
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Wow looks great! Only just seeing your Post now. 1.5 yrs later! May I ask how much your turf cost? We are debating turf or seed? We are building in Waterford rise in…

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dmj1983
Jul 09, 2015 12:50 pm
Roomeat
Roomeat
9 July 2015

Drawers - internal dimensions and capacity

Drawers - internal dimensions and capacity
WA

Just another example of a builder trying to make more profit although i doubt it would be much on a few draws. I'll say simply... if it's drawn on the plans with full…

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Roomeat
Jul 09, 2015 10:14 am
Roomeat
Lara83
Lara83
9 July 2015

I'm stuck on external colours..which facade? (see last post)

I'm stuck on external colours..which facade? (see last post)

Hey Dave, Here is a couple of pics of my house, dark roof with dark bricks and some render to break it up...hope it…

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Lara83
Jul 09, 2015 9:39 am
askanaan
askanaan
9 July 2015

Tiling advise :)

Tiling advise :)
NSW

We recommend that you go to a tile store and see the range of tiles available. There are many types of porcelain tiles available including…

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askanaan
Jul 09, 2015 9:33 am
1st-timers
1st-timers
9 July 2015

Best Value for money Project Builder - Sunshine Coast

Best Value for money Project Builder - Sunshine Coast
QLD

Hi everyone We are looking to build at beginning of next year so I am in the research stage at present... I have a tight budget but…

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1st-timers
Jul 09, 2015 9:02 am
Building4my3tots
Building4my3tots
9 July 2015

Knock down and rebuild

Knock down and rebuild
NSW

There is a person on the Clarendon home website who is building a detached granny flat which Clarendon is doing for them search for granny flat under the Clarendon feed.…

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Building4my3tots
Jul 09, 2015 8:52 am
Building4my3tots
poohbear
poohbear
8 July 2015

Difference in structural costing between preliminary agreeme

Difference in structural costing between preliminary agreeme
WA

I would compare the original plans vs the contract plans and identify any differences.. We found that they sometimes needed to make adjustments after sizing the house go…

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poohbear
Jul 09, 2015 12:09 am
N3ll3
N3ll3
8 July 2015

Anyone Heard of Freelife Homes in WA

Anyone Heard of Freelife Homes in WA
WA
1 ... 45, 46, 47

Thanks gypsyhabitat! It really has been awful for all us clients, but the end is near and I for one am already so much happier with my new builder and got to select some…

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N3ll3
Jul 08, 2015 11:51 pm
EmmaW84
EmmaW84
8 July 2015

Builder Liquidated Damages - Please help

Builder Liquidated Damages - Please help
VIC

My house is at its 'final stage' of building (Thank god! ::hyst:: ) and looks like they are going to need one more month extra than the contractual…

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EmmaW84
Jul 08, 2015 10:13 pm
Sarah754
Sarah754
8 July 2015

Opinions Please

Opinions Please
WA

Hi, Thanks - I think that was the reason for the setback. However, we drove up last weekend and they have completed the footpath. It's going past the side of our lot,…

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Sarah754
Jul 08, 2015 9:59 pm
me786
me786
8 July 2015

Brookleigh East, Caversham WA

Brookleigh East, Caversham WA
WA

How you going with your build?

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me786
Jul 08, 2015 8:06 pm
Simmi71
Simmi71
8 July 2015

Small / Private Builder Recommendations - Melbourne's North

Small / Private Builder Recommendations - Melbourne's North
VIC

Hi pV Did you and hubby decide on a builder? I meant to send you our builders details however I didn't know how to private message

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Simmi71
Jul 08, 2015 5:43 pm
Simmi71
surtees
surtees
8 July 2015

Ceiling fan provision - do I need them?

Ceiling fan provision - do I need them?
SA

Depends on the type of fan you wish to use, if you use one with a remote you only need to put in a standard light. We did this in the current house we live in and plan to…

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surtees
Jul 08, 2015 12:45 pm
surtees
TashPaul
TashPaul
8 July 2015

How to do the drainage correctly for sloped land

How to do the drainage correctly for sloped land
VIC

Sorry can't help you with your question but I like your pictures to help describe your positioning/slope. We are in the same boat but from side to side not front to back.…

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TashPaul
Jul 08, 2015 9:39 am
TashPaul
dupete49
dupete49
8 July 2015

The build speed is amazing

The build speed is amazing
QLD

Unfortunately that is the feeling that I have. Seems that surprisingly the contract is written in their favour. The frustration is that we can make no plans for when our…

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dupete49
Jul 08, 2015 9:07 am
valdez1
valdez1
8 July 2015

Switch Homes build in Coogee

Switch Homes build in Coogee
WA
1, 2, 3

hi tribe, thanks for the ideas, good one to think about.

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valdez1
Jul 08, 2015 1:05 am
alley
alley
7 July 2015

Highgrove clyde

Highgrove clyde
VIC

Welcome to highgrove jessicamete. Keep a close watch during build process,you will be alright.

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alley
Jul 07, 2015 7:42 pm
alley
alibaba11
alibaba11
7 July 2015

Difference in door price

Difference in door price
TAS

Another point to note is that builder's door comes with handles and is painted (usually to the same colour as the door frame). Bear in mind that the doors you purchase…

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alibaba11
Jul 07, 2015 4:32 pm
Carix
Carix
7 July 2015

Di Lorenzo tiles

Di Lorenzo tiles
NSW

Note to self: if we ever build again do not use a builder who uses Di Lorenzo! They are horrendous! Been more than 6 weeks since our consult and still nothing was send to…

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Carix
Jul 07, 2015 10:16 am
Vijayshah
Vijayshah
6 July 2015

Anybody building with roseland projects

Anybody building with roseland projects
NSW

Just wanted to know if anyone is building with roseland projects ...

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Vijayshah
Jul 06, 2015 11:19 pm
Tribe7
Tribe7
6 July 2015

Building with simonds in willowvale, qld

Building with simonds in willowvale, qld
QLD

Hi Kylie, if you have photos on your phone you can use tapatalk to add the photos to your thread. Tom cats on the money about how to add them from your computer. Look…

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Tribe7
Jul 06, 2015 10:40 pm
Tribe7
Neville S
Neville S
6 July 2015

Metricon Studio M

Metricon Studio M
VIC

Go as many times as possible before, also ask them for a selections sheet that way you won't miss things and you can start planning ahead. Have you been to Boral to look…

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Neville S
Jul 06, 2015 10:20 pm
Neville S
Gemg25
Gemg25
6 July 2015

Henley Lexington Lux Q2 - Williams Landing

Henley Lexington Lux Q2 - Williams Landing
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi Guys, my partner and I are first home buyers and are looking to buy the lexington Q2 with henley. We haven't discussed much of the finance side of things but I have…

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Gemg25
Jul 06, 2015 10:14 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
6 July 2015

Exterior weatherboard paint! Endless dusk or steeple grey??

Exterior weatherboard paint! Endless dusk or steeple grey??
WA

Hi, I haven't seen the true colours you've picked (just looked on screen) but hope this helps you pick. Usually with north facing houses, it's best to pick a slightly…

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Treeseachanger
Jul 06, 2015 6:05 pm
YabbaDabbaBuild
YabbaDabbaBuild
6 July 2015

Our Rocky Forever Home - couple of pics

Our Rocky Forever Home - couple of pics
QLD
1 ... 35, 36, 37

Hi, not sure if you ever come here any more, but we have just built at Springfield Lakes and we are looking to get some block work done. Just wondering who you used to do…

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YabbaDabbaBuild
Jul 06, 2015 5:29 pm
YabbaDabbaBuild
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bella18
Jul 06, 2015 2:57 pm
DiViS
DiViS
6 July 2015

Building at Denham park willowdale.

Building at Denham park willowdale.
NSW

Hi, If you join the Building at Willowdale…

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DiViS
Jul 06, 2015 12:46 pm
nervousnelly
nervousnelly
6 July 2015

Experience with Sett Homes

Experience with Sett Homes
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Thanks zappa141 Cheers NN

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nervousnelly
Jul 06, 2015 11:29 am
nervousnelly
amandavee
amandavee
6 July 2015

Building Riva 29 With Carlisle Homes

Building Riva 29 With Carlisle Homes
VIC
1, 2

Hi melanie_ctw I've just come across your thread! we've just signed on to build the Riva 29 as well, I noticed you built a few months back.. just wondering how it all turned out? :)

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amandavee
Jul 06, 2015 11:09 am
amandavee
New_Robinhood
New_Robinhood
5 July 2015

Hallbury homes

Hallbury homes
VIC

Has anyone had any experience with Hallbury homes? I am considering them to build my new dual story house. As they are a small builder nothing much on the internet Thanks

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New_Robinhood
Jul 05, 2015 11:23 pm


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