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rory14
rory14
25 April 2015

building with celebration homes ellenbrook hillside

building with celebration homes ellenbrook hillside
WA
1, 2, 3

How are you going with your build now Mr Singh? I'm thinking you must be in!

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rory14
Apr 25, 2015 3:15 pm
rory14
homeofjns
homeofjns
25 April 2015

Question about adding Cabinets / Benchtops post handover

Question about adding Cabinets / Benchtops post handover
NSW

Hi Everyone, We're building a single storey with Eden Brae. Due to cost / choice considerations, we are thinking about adding overhead shelving, stone bench-tops and…

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homeofjns
Apr 25, 2015 2:28 pm
homeofjns

Austral Bricks? Help!

Austral Bricks? Help!
NSW

Thank you for explaining that!

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First_Home_Adventure
Apr 25, 2015 12:45 pm
Petad
Petad
25 April 2015

Order of things..

Order of things..
WA

Hi Heyzy my advise is to get as much quoted into your PPA & if you want to add anything yourself stipulate up front, we had them credit all the saniware (taps toilets the…

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Petad
Apr 25, 2015 11:35 am
Petad
AussieMark
AussieMark
24 April 2015

Cost & benefits of floortech vs suspended concrete slab

Cost & benefits of floortech vs suspended concrete slab
WA

Yep the slab is 85mm thick which is about half a pour slab. Sound wise I believe the cavity in the 4 courses is insulated. Definitely not 20mm. I did check on the…

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AussieMark
Apr 24, 2015 7:37 pm
jazz_d
jazz_d
24 April 2015

Anyone building Metricons Glendale 34/38 in sydney?

Anyone building Metricons Glendale 34/38 in sydney?
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi HGMbuild In August we changed our minds on the build - but we are back on to it :) We have had to put another…

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jazz_d
Apr 24, 2015 6:23 pm
jazz_d
dmj1983
dmj1983
24 April 2015

Boral - IronBark Bricks

Boral - IronBark Bricks
VIC

Hi guys, Just curious if anyone would be able to post a photo of their house if they have the IronBark bricks? I have done searches here, google etc and cannot find any :)

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dmj1983
Apr 24, 2015 5:51 pm
fairybreadgirl
fairybreadgirl
24 April 2015

New build - color combination to go with Colorbond Wallaby

New build - color combination to go with Colorbond Wallaby
TAS

Thanks for the helpful tips. The first picture is most like the style of house and gives me a good idea of how it could look. Bluestone has a slight blue tinge whereas…

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fairybreadgirl
Apr 24, 2015 12:48 pm
homeofjns
homeofjns
24 April 2015

Eden Brae Vs Clarendon

Eden Brae Vs Clarendon
NSW

Not sure if you've already made up your mind either way. I can't comment about either of the designs you've mentioned. However, I've compared both the builders and both…

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homeofjns
Apr 24, 2015 12:29 am
homeofjns
TomCat
TomCat
23 April 2015

Grey bricks/painted bricks

Grey bricks/painted bricks
NSW

I reckon half the homes I've seen going up over the past five years are built with slurry bricks. Some ppl don't know them as 'slurry' ... I've seen them referred to as…

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TomCat
Apr 23, 2015 10:21 pm
TomCat
Shanniidc
Shanniidc
23 April 2015

Subsurface water

Subsurface water
QLD
1, 2

Thank you! And yes let's hope! Haha viewtopic.php?t=76386

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Shanniidc
Apr 23, 2015 9:51 pm
Heidi-Lee
Heidi-Lee
23 April 2015

external colour help

external colour help
NSW

If you have used PGH Cement but colours have you done gutter, fascia etc?

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Heidi-Lee
Apr 23, 2015 8:35 pm
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bradles
Apr 23, 2015 7:43 pm
Beau12
Beau12
23 April 2015

Cloverlea estate ??

Cloverlea estate ??
VIC
1, 2, 3

Saw the kerbing in for the first time today great to see some development in Stage 2 but looks a long way to go to be ready in July and weather changing soon I hope…

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Beau12
Apr 23, 2015 7:15 pm
upd
upd
23 April 2015

Madison 37

Madison 37
NSW

Hi We are in the initial stage of Building Madison 37 and have done some changes to current plan. Extended the downstairs study to Bedroom with wardrobe , Move the upper…

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upd
Apr 23, 2015 11:39 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
23 April 2015

Webb Brown Neaves - tapware and other stuff

Webb Brown Neaves - tapware and other stuff
WA

Short answer NO... but thats why clients pay big bucks to hire…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 23, 2015 8:07 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
23 April 2015

Gap between slab and window frame

Gap between slab and window frame
WA

Hi marmot Gaps are left around non structural bearing components like windows, so you will need to refer to the drawing details. Personally 1-2 inches is excessive and…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 23, 2015 7:48 am
StructuralBIMGuy
EmmaW84
EmmaW84
22 April 2015

Whose responsibility is this? Levelling back yard.

Whose responsibility is this? Levelling back yard.
VIC

Thanks everyone. Alrighty, looks like I need to get a bob cat in before access is none. Omg, another thing to add to the list :(

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EmmaW84
Apr 22, 2015 9:42 pm
justy
justy
22 April 2015

Our 101 Residential build - Queens Park - Settled in

Our 101 Residential build - Queens Park - Settled in
WA
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Your home looks fantastic Em! I love your island pendants!!!! :D

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justy
Apr 22, 2015 3:39 pm
justy
vasqla
vasqla
22 April 2015

Finally! - our new build w/ Peter Stannard Homes

Finally! - our new build w/ Peter Stannard Homes
WA
1, 2, 3

Are any of you guys currently in or around pre-start with Peter Stannard /Ultimate homes? Let us know what to look out for. Building in Woodlands with Peter Stannard as a…

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vasqla
Apr 22, 2015 12:31 pm
Hootie
Hootie
22 April 2015

My first build! Slab questions!

My first build! Slab questions!
WA

Don't worry about it, apparently it happens...some people have only one cracked pipe, others like me have multiple cracked pipes. Some people do not have any damaged…

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Hootie
Apr 22, 2015 10:58 am
Hootie
Beazley77
Beazley77
21 April 2015

Slab edge doesn't meet floor length windows

Slab edge doesn't meet floor length windows
WA

They'll fill it with cement render probably then you can floor over the top of it.

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Beazley77
Apr 21, 2015 10:28 pm
Beazley77
MyStar
MyStar
21 April 2015

Choose A Builder at SA

Choose A Builder at SA
SA

Started a new thread as I chose Metricon Homes as my builder, here is the…

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MyStar
Apr 21, 2015 10:18 pm
gixxer
gixxer
21 April 2015

Builder

Builder
NSW

I bet you did and there is nothing but trouble with your house

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gixxer
Apr 21, 2015 8:50 pm
jlo1990
jlo1990
21 April 2015

First time build in regional WA

First time build in regional WA
WA

Hey jlo1990 it looks like the tap I want it on sale! Hmmm can I justify 2k?!! Oh no. Now I'm torn!!! http://www.cassbrothers.com.au/canyon-b ...…

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jlo1990
Apr 21, 2015 7:23 pm
jlo1990
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ajansen
Apr 21, 2015 5:19 pm
Liliana
Liliana
21 April 2015

How long should a slab cure before framing?

How long should a slab cure before framing?
VIC
1, 2

I've been watching the house behind me being built by one of the better known volume builders. Yesterday the slab was laid. Today the frame is up. And it isn't…

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Liliana
Apr 21, 2015 4:08 pm
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wesky
Apr 21, 2015 2:14 pm
kgperth09
kgperth09
21 April 2015

Owner Earthworks - how much did you save

Owner Earthworks - how much did you save
WA

I just called the Building Commission and they said you only need a building licence if your building work needs building approval and the work is over $20k. So owner…

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kgperth09
Apr 21, 2015 11:33 am
ajansen
ajansen
21 April 2015

Stuck on facade/front elevation options - SOUTH facing.

Stuck on facade/front elevation options - SOUTH facing.
SA

Thank you all for your replies, you have confirmed what I was thinking, that the wider porch is much more welcoming. :)

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ajansen
Apr 21, 2015 10:22 am

We are also looking at one in the bedroom with both a bulkhead and a hilite window like that…

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Alexxdavid
Apr 21, 2015 9:48 am
paulmp
paulmp
20 April 2015

Our first build - HGWA - South West

Our first build - HGWA - South West
WA

I'm looking more at putting it between the laundry and ensuite, but that is an option too. I'll post up the sketches I've done so far soon.

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paulmp
Apr 20, 2015 9:34 pm
paulmp
TraceyWayne
TraceyWayne
20 April 2015

First Home.. iDesign Builders on sloped block. Yeppoon, QLD.

First Home.. iDesign Builders on sloped block. Yeppoon, QLD.
QLD

Hey boony124, posting to follow another slope build. Hopefully things get underway for you soon

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TraceyWayne
Apr 20, 2015 9:26 pm
TraceyWayne
hachy
hachy
20 April 2015

Planning to build the Hickinbotham Cannes. Any advice?

Planning to build the Hickinbotham Cannes. Any advice?
SA

You should be able to get the price off of a consultant. Not sure if they have changed prices since we built in 2013 but our facade was $7500 it was one of the emerald ones.

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hachy
Apr 20, 2015 1:56 pm
hachy
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kaycee
Apr 20, 2015 1:08 pm
spamhamster
spamhamster
20 April 2015

Handover competed - Fire valves

Handover competed - Fire valves
QLD

Hi all, It's been 3 weeks since handover and currently in the progress of getting landscaping done. My neighbour this morning informed me that the fire valves (between…

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spamhamster
Apr 20, 2015 12:03 pm
Kristi_Aquilo
Kristi_Aquilo
20 April 2015

FHO - cost of completing a build and general advice

FHO - cost of completing a build and general advice
NSW

We're also building in stage 3, I'm currently very jealous of the builds underway in our stage. We went into council 2 weeks ago. Can't…

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Kristi_Aquilo
Apr 20, 2015 11:50 am
benhenri
benhenri
20 April 2015

Forsyth Park - Truganina

Forsyth Park - Truganina
VIC

My father in law just bought land in Forsyth park but it's not due to be titled till end of the year. Probably going to build with Henley or Mainvue…

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benhenri
Apr 20, 2015 1:28 am
Gunna
Gunna
19 April 2015

Footing Variation with controlled fill

Footing Variation with controlled fill
SA
1, 2

Have you questioned why it went to contract without a fixed price for slab? Did they only have an allowance set for the slab? I wouldn't consider our letter of tender…

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Gunna
Apr 19, 2015 7:55 pm
Kasiad
Kasiad
19 April 2015

Monaco after handover ~ Fairmont Homes ~ Front yard

Monaco after handover ~ Fairmont Homes ~ Front yard
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Hey did you do full strength wattyl dune render? It looks a lot darker then what a dune colour one roof would be etc. I received the final…

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Kasiad
Apr 19, 2015 5:05 pm
jands
jands
19 April 2015

1st Home - And some new news.

1st Home - And some new news.
VIC
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hi I would love to see how your aviary looks but the images aren't showing up? Thanks :)

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jands
Apr 19, 2015 12:40 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 April 2015

Building construction during rainy season in Melbourne

Building construction during rainy season in Melbourne
VIC

You might be an engineer but your opinions outside engineering are just layperson views. I am building expert and my opinions in…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 19, 2015 10:59 am
StructuralBIMGuy
reggie1
reggie1
19 April 2015

The handover is approaching!

The handover is approaching!

I just laid 96m2 of serfloor vinyl plank flooring. They have 8 different colours to choose from, they have a .7mm wear layer 30 year residential warranty and 15 year…

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reggie1
Apr 19, 2015 9:53 am
Skull
Skull
19 April 2015

Banksia Grove "red earth" blocks at front retaining walls

Banksia Grove "red earth" blocks at front retaining walls
WA

Any idea what color is between grey and "red earth" blocks - I thought this colour may be the "transition" colour from "red earth" to grey...

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Skull
Apr 19, 2015 12:43 am
oneJohn
oneJohn
18 April 2015

How does Builders Margin work

How does Builders Margin work
NSW

Just to make where the GST goes clearer, the equation is like this: Supplier cost after input credit: 1000 - 90.91 (1/11 gst) = 909.09 Supplier charges: 909.09 * 1.2 =…

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oneJohn
Apr 18, 2015 11:55 am
oneJohn
E563
E563
18 April 2015

brick and mortar issues

brick and mortar issues
NSW

I had this in the first house that I built. The bricks and mortar in the garage were horrendous. In the end, I got the builder to agree to render and paint the garage at…

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E563
Apr 18, 2015 9:32 am
Ponzu
Ponzu
18 April 2015

Bulkhead not plumb. Builder claims it's fine. Thoughts?

Bulkhead not plumb. Builder claims it's fine. Thoughts?
QLD

It's not hard they just don't want to do it. Don't take no for an answer, that's a shi1t job whichever way you look at it.

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Ponzu
Apr 18, 2015 9:09 am


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