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Building4my3tots
Building4my3tots
26 August 2015

Two sided fireplace efficiency and heating

Two sided fireplace efficiency and heating
NSW

So my update today.. Drove 40min out to hawkesbury heating only to find that they are out of gas and can't switch on the lopi double sided.. I could…

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Building4my3tots
Aug 26, 2015 10:52 pm
Building4my3tots
clairelv
clairelv
26 August 2015

do you like painting ?

do you like painting ?
QLD

i moved into my new house months ago ,and i kept thinking how to decorate my house everyday . i am interested in art always ,and i was an amateur painter but haven't…

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clairelv
Aug 26, 2015 2:40 pm
Natalie92
Natalie92
25 August 2015

Home Group WA - Eden Beach Jindalee Build

Home Group WA - Eden Beach Jindalee Build
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi everyone! So we now have bricks on site but no brickies as yet. we have been told 1-2 weeks so fingers crossed! We did come across a problem…

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Natalie92
Aug 25, 2015 9:40 pm
Natalie92
Jewen
Jewen
25 August 2015

Re: White Gum Estate North Kellyville

Re: White Gum Estate North Kellyville
NSW

Hi Lancaster 30, how was your construction process…

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Jewen
Aug 25, 2015 8:20 pm
rabs82
rabs82
25 August 2015

Building our first home - advice please!

Building our first home - advice please!
VIC
1, 2

Any updates on progress with Nostra Homes for anyone? I'm confused by a few negative posts yet nobody goes into any kind of detail.

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rabs82
Aug 25, 2015 7:18 pm
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
25 August 2015

Internal paint colour

Internal paint colour
TAS

Hi, just wondering f anyone has used the dulux paint colour pale mushroom and if so have any pics ? Thanks

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nat_luke1
Aug 25, 2015 5:06 pm
graceyhsm
graceyhsm
25 August 2015

Need some advice for retaining wall cost.

Need some advice for retaining wall cost.
QLD

I recognise this floor plan! Are you building Rialto39 with Metricon?

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graceyhsm
Aug 25, 2015 2:17 pm
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
25 August 2015

Plantation(Henley) Manhattan Q1 Brisbane in pictures!

Plantation(Henley) Manhattan Q1 Brisbane in pictures!
QLD
1 ... 6, 7, 8

I think it's more black black then grey black but is pretty similar to monument, yeah too late we tart the build next week and the builder will be mad with me if I ask and…

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nat_luke1
Aug 25, 2015 2:14 pm
RJ_McGray
RJ_McGray
25 August 2015

Burns Beach build 2-Home Group WA Key handover!!

Burns Beach build 2-Home Group WA Key handover!!
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Update on exterior front elevation specifically for housebythewater to show Dulux Grey pebble and Dulux Mudpack render.…

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RJ_McGray
Aug 25, 2015 12:36 pm
RJ_McGray
MalSannie
MalSannie
25 August 2015

Smart Homes Build

Smart Homes Build
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

I can see why you're a bit jealous - lovely! Is the landscaping part of the development? I love the edging it looks so neat

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MalSannie
Aug 25, 2015 5:24 am
MalSannie
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
25 August 2015

What do you think about this pipe?

What do you think about this pipe?
WA

Does the larger size pipe head down into the ground? My guess is it's the pipe from the kitchen sink.

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Perth_Euro
Aug 25, 2015 2:12 am
belzey
belzey
24 August 2015

Choose your favourite facade look!

Choose your favourite facade look!

And just to confuse it even more, here is another option #3 with ironstone colour (same as roof) above the garage...…

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belzey
Aug 24, 2015 11:03 pm
belzey
jimmyk
jimmyk
24 August 2015

New build JG King Homes- Bacchus 2

New build JG King Homes- Bacchus 2
VIC

Hi guys also here from geelong and the wife and i are about to sign up to build the memphis . Only prob is im hesitant to sign up without seeing the house , as there are…

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jimmyk
Aug 24, 2015 9:10 pm
janidbest
janidbest
24 August 2015

Manor lakes , Wyndham vale VIC

Manor lakes , Wyndham vale VIC
VIC

Well I'm not here for referral commission I'm happy to give that back to you .. Just posted this as a helping hand

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janidbest
Aug 24, 2015 6:04 pm
nikj
nikj
24 August 2015

Extra concrete

Extra concrete
VIC

OK, sounds like it's not total rubbish then. We're building on a slope(*) and only half of the house is on a slab ... so it's a small slab, but yes, it's for extra depth…

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nikj
Aug 24, 2015 4:21 pm
jomesh007
jomesh007
24 August 2015

Double Door Garden Shed

Double Door Garden Shed

I'm looking for a good Quality' garden shed. Any help is appreciated.

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jomesh007
Aug 24, 2015 2:36 pm
jomesh007
Emmz70
Emmz70
24 August 2015

What is the size of your alfresco doors? Post Pics

What is the size of your alfresco doors? Post Pics
WA
1, 2

Ventura homes has been the worst in pre start for their upgrade : We were quoted $2500 to upgrade our 4 panel sliding (FSSF) from 25c to 28c…

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Emmz70
Aug 24, 2015 11:49 am
AM4400
AM4400
24 August 2015

Hudson Homes

Hudson Homes
NSW

hi bugbos they look fairly new for Sydney. however i see they are building a lot of houses in central coast. Check out their facebook page:

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AM4400
Aug 24, 2015 11:47 am
bsant89
bsant89
24 August 2015

Building with Edgewater Homes

Building with Edgewater Homes
NSW

Thanks for that input sounds like you had and still are having a terrible experience. I had given them a 1000 deposit so when a package came up in Marsden Park Elara I…

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bsant89
Aug 24, 2015 10:50 am
zaxon
zaxon
24 August 2015

101 Residential in Rivervale

101 Residential in Rivervale
WA
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Hi Zaxon, I have just read through your post, your home looks lovely, and it sounds as though you had a mostly positive experience :)

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zaxon
Aug 24, 2015 10:25 am
zaxon
SheridanBenjamin
SheridanBenjamin
24 August 2015

Building the Chifley with Rawson - Update Photos - 24th Aug

Building the Chifley with Rawson - Update Photos - 24th Aug
NSW
1 ... 10, 11, 12

We have turf! Photos on the blog. Thanks for all the awesome comments! Very appreciated! Hopefully get around to answering questions soon!

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SheridanBenjamin
Aug 24, 2015 8:44 am
nickphili86
nickphili86
23 August 2015

Building the Chifley 42 with raw son homes - modifications?

Building the Chifley 42 with raw son homes - modifications?
NSW
1, 2

We have decided to upgrade our bricks to the Urban One Latte. Also have done about 10 changes to the internal and externa

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nickphili86
Aug 23, 2015 9:52 pm
StarGirlStar
StarGirlStar
23 August 2015

Building our First home with HGWA

Building our First home with HGWA
WA

We nearly went with Celebrations and they were very clear on the fact you could only make one structural change to plans etc... We did not sign up though just went over a…

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374
StarGirlStar
Aug 23, 2015 9:17 pm
StarGirlStar
Glennc74
Glennc74
23 August 2015

Structural Warranty question - please help!

Structural Warranty question - please help!
VIC

That's rubbish the third party did no repair works , when you moved in and took ownership you would have recieved certificates of compliance for the plumbing works , I…

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Glennc74
Aug 23, 2015 12:45 pm
MrBee
MrBee
23 August 2015

Paying for utilities when building a new house

Paying for utilities when building a new house
NSW

Brisbane is builder covers electricity and land owner covers rates and water.

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MrBee
Aug 23, 2015 10:07 am
MrBee
nesspop
nesspop
22 August 2015

Builders in The Gembrook area?

Builders in The Gembrook area?
VIC

Hello All, My Hubby & I are considering purchasing a block of land in Gembrook Vic, which we will be building our next home on. So I am wanting to ask for…

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nesspop
Aug 22, 2015 11:26 pm
nesspop
AAAHome
AAAHome
22 August 2015

Incorrect niche size

Incorrect niche size
NSW

Thanks very much for the replies. This has become an issue only my TV wasn't fitting properly. It was requested as a variance through the tiling company and the builder…

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AAAHome
Aug 22, 2015 8:51 pm
AAAHome
LeanneR
LeanneR
22 August 2015

Leanne's Baldivis Build - Deck Area Update

Leanne's Baldivis Build - Deck Area Update
WA
1 ... 145, 146, 147

Ummmm pretty sure was low sheen that the painter used. Dulux wash and wear

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LeanneR
Aug 22, 2015 6:49 pm
LeanneR
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Suezp
Aug 22, 2015 10:02 am

Hi All, This forum has been excellent source of information, there are so much to learn. We have received our draft sketch plan, appreciate any feedback in regards to…

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canbuild
Aug 22, 2015 6:47 am
Wellard2ndTimers
Wellard2ndTimers
21 August 2015

Home Group WA - Can someone help with a rough timeline?

Home Group WA - Can someone help with a rough timeline?
WA

Timeline with slow group WA? I would ask them lots of questions, get things in writing and ask them from what point their timeframes start. There are definitely some…

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Wellard2ndTimers
Aug 21, 2015 11:16 pm
1st-timers
1st-timers
21 August 2015

How Many Trips To The Draughtperson For You?

How Many Trips To The Draughtperson For You?
QLD

We are onto our second. The first she had one 900mm high 11m long retaining wall on one side of the property, battering front and back then a bizarre 8m long 500mm high…

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1st-timers
Aug 21, 2015 10:11 pm
multipurposebloke
multipurposebloke
21 August 2015

Force 10 Global?

Force 10 Global?
QLD

Hi everyone, New to the site and hoping to pick peoples brains about the Force 10 system. Has anybody used them or had ANY experience with them? We got a good quote from…

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multipurposebloke
Aug 21, 2015 1:48 pm
jomesh007
jomesh007
21 August 2015

Out Door Shower

Out Door Shower

Can you please give some advice on outdoor shower . thanks

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jomesh007
Aug 21, 2015 8:57 am
jomesh007
oneJohn
oneJohn
20 August 2015

Knock down rebuild site cost

Knock down rebuild site cost
VIC

We had quotes like that for demolition too, but it paid to shop around. Disposal is probably more expensive there though. We had plenty of margin in our costs, so…

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oneJohn
Aug 20, 2015 11:18 pm
oneJohn
Bonnie21
Bonnie21
20 August 2015

Building plans & landscape plans at the same time?

Building plans & landscape plans at the same time?
VIC

Yeah, thats a good idea to get the plan and maybe ask them for the estimated cost of doing it now vs doing it after the house is built. That might give you some reassurance.

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Bonnie21
Aug 20, 2015 10:27 pm
1st-timers
1st-timers
19 August 2015

Building On Poles

Building On Poles
QLD

I live in a house built on steel poles. My block is very steep with 10m fall front to rear. The house was a standard timber framed brick…

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1st-timers
Aug 19, 2015 10:30 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
19 August 2015

Paint opinion needed

Paint opinion needed
QLD

Your selections are pretty almost anything would go but I would suggest a white with a bit of black and a tiny bit of ochre so it doesn't look too dead/flat. Eg dulux…

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bluesteel
Aug 19, 2015 9:24 pm
bluesteel
Firstbuild92
Firstbuild92
19 August 2015

Coral Homes' Daydream 32 in Kurri Kurri NSW

Coral Homes' Daydream 32 in Kurri Kurri NSW
NSW
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Looking amazing. Did you get coral to do your driveway? I'd like mine like that :)

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Firstbuild92
Aug 19, 2015 10:47 am
bpratt
bpratt
19 August 2015

In-wall cistern toilet suites

In-wall cistern toilet suites
NSW

What would you say if your builder wouldn't install toilets with an in-wall cistern, purely because they don't like the idea of them re…

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bpratt
Aug 19, 2015 9:43 am
Victor22
Victor22
19 August 2015

Choosing best entrance door option for a Portico

Choosing best entrance door option for a Portico
VIC

I have an interesting dilemma. I am building three townhouses and the architect design is a little unusual in that there is a portico and the entrance door is not in the…

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Victor22
Aug 19, 2015 2:26 am
oduen
oduen
18 August 2015

Electrical Spend on a New Build

Electrical Spend on a New Build
QLD

My electrical spend at pre-start was $2400. This included 2 double GPOs to kitchen island, 12 other double GPOs, 1 waterproof double GPO, 1 upgrade from a double to a quad…

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oduen
Aug 19, 2015 12:32 am
buildingasantorini
buildingasantorini
18 August 2015

Building Delays with MJH

Building Delays with MJH
NSW

Just reading through everyone's post asking how long between contracts etc. We signed our contract (3k deposit) back in June 2014. Land was registered in Oct 2014. Council…

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buildingasantorini
Aug 18, 2015 9:13 pm
RobandNess11
RobandNess11
18 August 2015

Sebring

Sebring
NSW

Hi all so I am only new to this so hope it works, we are doing a knockdown rebuild and are building the Sebring with Allworth in Seven Hills. We were mucked around by the…

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RobandNess11
Aug 18, 2015 5:24 pm
Manic
Manic
18 August 2015

Awning window in shower

Awning window in shower

... a highlight window and fan will be sufficient ventilation? As a side note: our highlight awning window is (574 mm x 1530…

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Manic
Aug 18, 2015 3:47 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
18 August 2015

Help with floor plan

Help with floor plan
WA

I'd try to get hanging down both sides of that WIR. If you pull back some of the cutout out of the front corner, you could shorten up the bedroom a bit to get the shower,…

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oneJohn
Aug 18, 2015 3:22 pm
oneJohn
imran.sheth
imran.sheth
18 August 2015

Setback requirements Single Storey building on corner lot

Setback requirements Single Storey building on corner lot

Hi Guys, I just managed to secure corner lot in newbrook- Airds estate with following dimensons Width : 13.45 Length : 30 m I am going to build my first house there.…

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imran.sheth
Aug 18, 2015 11:43 am


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