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maximus
maximus
6 May 2015

Anyone building in telstra smart community?

Anyone building in telstra smart community?
VIC

Your builder should have placed a conduit from the front of your house to the street for Telstra to then come along later and install the fibre-optic lead-in. Telstra use…

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maximus
May 06, 2015 5:52 pm
maximus
oneJohn
oneJohn
6 May 2015

Brickies cut slab, is this ok??

Brickies cut slab, is this ok??
WA

I don't think the pictures clearly show what has happened. Does the first one show the piece that was cut out? - as in they'd laid bricks, and then cut the brick and some…

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oneJohn
May 06, 2015 5:06 pm
oneJohn
froggy1976
froggy1976
6 May 2015

City Council Town Planning Victoria

City Council Town Planning Victoria
VIC

I believe that they have 90 days to make a decision from the time the application is submitted. The clock stops every time they seek further info or during advertising. …

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froggy1976
May 06, 2015 4:02 pm
Firstbuild92
Firstbuild92
6 May 2015

Coral Homes facades

Coral Homes facades
QLD

Hi Ashie, Have you had any luck with finished facades? I would really like to see some! I'm stuck between 3 now, oops

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Firstbuild92
May 06, 2015 1:44 pm
harps
harps
6 May 2015

How long to get building contracts

How long to get building contracts
QLD

Cheers yes it seems waiting is par of course it's not the waiting that is worrying me it's the 3 lots of different information from people that was. It will be worth the wait :)

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harps
May 06, 2015 1:06 pm
dannislade
dannislade
6 May 2015

Duplex design - feedback please

Duplex design - feedback please

by swapping the toliet with the laundry it would be more space economical as its a bigger area which allows for more linen/vaccum/brooms storage. you wouldnt have to lose…

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dannislade
May 06, 2015 12:54 pm
karenmum
karenmum
6 May 2015

Building in Brigadoon with Summit - Roof Carpentry

Building in Brigadoon with Summit - Roof Carpentry
WA
1, 2, 3

Hi. I have been following your posts with great interest. We are also building in this development in Brigadoon...completed prestart last week. We are going to be doing…

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karenmum
May 06, 2015 11:23 am
trixee
trixee
6 May 2015

Mark's Family Home Build Thread - Selections (Pic Overload)

Mark's Family Home Build Thread - Selections (Pic Overload)
WA
1, 2

Yes, feature grade has more sap and knots, standard has fewer. If it's at all possible, I'd love to see some pictures, as there don't seem to be many houses with marri…

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trixee
May 06, 2015 11:17 am
trixee
Rayworth
Rayworth
5 May 2015

Anyone building at Freemans Ridge, Carnes Hill?

Anyone building at Freemans Ridge, Carnes Hill?
NSW

Hi I have a deposit down for Carnes Hill. Have been told we won't have a settlement on the land for 12-15 months. How about you?

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Rayworth
May 05, 2015 9:48 pm
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Nutmeg
May 05, 2015 8:42 pm
Heidi-Lee
Heidi-Lee
5 May 2015

Expired building contract

Expired building contract
VIC

Definately expect a price rise :(

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Heidi-Lee
May 05, 2015 8:28 pm
yvonneh
yvonneh
5 May 2015

List the issues/defects you found while building

List the issues/defects you found while building
QLD

Whilst building: Stacking doors going the wrong way (two of the doors were swapped) - fixed after we told SS Insulation for the HT was the wrong type - picked up and…

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yvonneh
May 05, 2015 4:03 pm
Bjhf
Bjhf
5 May 2015

Time for plans in council ( Brisbane )

Time for plans in council ( Brisbane )
QLD

Has anyone had any new house plans go through Brisbane City Council recently? How long are they taking at the moment? Ta

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Bjhf
May 05, 2015 12:43 pm
Bjhf
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 May 2015

Wood look tiles

Wood look tiles

Thanks for the response... Stewie D is it common for newly built homes to have uneven slabs (novice question, I know!) All slabs will have…

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Stewie D
May 09, 2015 8:31 pm
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kellydoug
May 05, 2015 10:49 am
kellydoug
Stewie D
Stewie D
5 May 2015

NSW complying development

NSW complying development
NSW

Here is another thread where I have some info regarding DA's and CDC's which may be helpful to you. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=74776&p=1279259#p1279259 Forgs last comment…

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Stewie D
May 05, 2015 9:05 am
Shambini
Shambini
5 May 2015

Hanging heavy items from ceiling/walls

Hanging heavy items from ceiling/walls
VIC

Wherever we wanted to hang heavy lights etc, we spoke with electrician and site supervisor. They installed additional trimmings in the ceilings for heavy lights and…

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Shambini
May 05, 2015 7:20 am
Shambini
elemist
elemist
4 May 2015

Trades in Perth WA - shortage or ok?

Trades in Perth WA - shortage or ok?
WA

My construction liason assured me the brickie delays were more or less over. That being said i just received a letter in the post - boiler plate - but stating there was a…

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elemist
May 04, 2015 10:36 pm
Amaroo
Amaroo
4 May 2015

Building new: Am I dreaming?

Building new: Am I dreaming?
WA

I live in Tas, so don't really know the costs of building in WA, but as most people probably tell you, building does seem to end up costing more than you expect. If you…

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Amaroo
May 04, 2015 10:00 pm
Amaroo
purana
purana
4 May 2015

Builders conditions for use of Slurry based bricks?

Builders conditions for use of Slurry based bricks?
NSW

I was surprised recently by builder who had a number of conditions associated with the use of a Slurry based bricks. I was probably very shocked more than surprised. I'll…

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purana
May 04, 2015 7:01 pm
FantasticFour
FantasticFour
4 May 2015

Bagheera's new pad - built with DAH

Bagheera's new pad - built with DAH
WA
1 ... 73, 74, 75

I've just sent you a message! Great things you have there!

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FantasticFour
May 04, 2015 6:43 pm
Groovycookie
Groovycookie
4 May 2015

Help! Builder changed plans

Help! Builder changed plans
NSW

All good peeps ( I hope) got in touch with our Csc today and it was an error on the front elevation plans. Just waiting on a new set of plans to be sent.

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Groovycookie
May 04, 2015 4:06 pm
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
4 May 2015

What to expect from a Professional PCI/Handover Inspection?

What to expect from a Professional PCI/Handover Inspection?
QLD

The inspector that we have contracted, who is doing an inspection at each stage (K-Spec) made it clear that he is inspecting quality of workmanship and adherence to plans…

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Ilaeria
May 04, 2015 3:47 pm
Ilaeria
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 May 2015

Building into Roof (modifying house plans)

Building into Roof (modifying house plans)
NSW

You are better off in the long run doing it all now. If you do it the other way you are likely to spend at a rough guess an extra $10-20,000 by having to rip out part of…

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Stewie D
May 04, 2015 2:56 pm
Gemma Strange
Gemma Strange
4 May 2015

Sekisui House/ McDonald Jones- Same home design? Piazza

Sekisui House/ McDonald Jones- Same home design? Piazza
NSW

We've been chasing the same design. It looks like the McDonald Jones design was the Chesterfield, which has now been superseded by the Seaside Retreat.

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Gemma Strange
May 04, 2015 10:34 am
Andy4567
Andy4567
4 May 2015

OSD

OSD
NSW

Hi Stewie, Thanks for you reply. Yeah that sounds about right. It's basically the detention area that needs to be built up. Using retaining walls and turfing. I'm just…

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Andy4567
May 04, 2015 8:55 am
MalSannie
MalSannie
4 May 2015

Perth hills re-build

Perth hills re-build
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi nofire I've been wondering how you were - have you managed to find a builder? I hope you're doing well :)

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MalSannie
May 04, 2015 3:50 am
MalSannie
MalSannie
MalSannie
4 May 2015

WA related - White set below cupboards

WA related - White set below cupboards
WA

I've wondered about this too! Beazley do you have a build thread?

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MalSannie
May 04, 2015 12:08 am
MalSannie
bluesteel
bluesteel
3 May 2015

New home floor plan

New home floor plan
NSW

Agree with all above, squarish living areas are difficult to furnish efficiently, try to elongate the room.

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bluesteel
May 03, 2015 8:41 pm
bluesteel
Athelas
Athelas
3 May 2015

Has anyone built with Esperence Homes or Latitude 37

Has anyone built with Esperence Homes or Latitude 37
VIC

I have the same questions re Esperence and Latitude 37. Could someone who used them before please share their experience with me? I am looking for a builder for town…

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Athelas
May 03, 2015 10:42 am
TomCat
TomCat
3 May 2015

Taubmans rainbow trout

Taubmans rainbow trout
WA

Can't help ... but it's a gorgeous colour!

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TomCat
May 03, 2015 2:57 am
TomCat
Grakat
Grakat
2 May 2015

McDonald Jones Bronte

McDonald Jones Bronte
NSW

One of our considerations is our family size. At the moment we have three teenagers, youngest is 18, oldest is turning 21 this year. Our plan is to build the larger…

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Grakat
May 02, 2015 8:46 pm
Abztronic
Abztronic
2 May 2015

Need advice!

Need advice!
NSW

We are from the Illawarra and we will be going with adlington homes. They are a custom builder and they are allowing us to source whatever items we want. I don't know how…

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Abztronic
May 02, 2015 4:11 pm
JFN13
JFN13
2 May 2015

Our Benham 33 journey

Our Benham 33 journey
WA
1 ... 234, 235, 236

I had no issues so got my keys a week after PCI. Also everything was lined up properly with the bank.

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JFN13
May 02, 2015 12:06 pm
MBEDI79
MBEDI79
2 May 2015

Building Sheffield 25 + 2sq at Aberglasslyn Newcastle

Building Sheffield 25 + 2sq at Aberglasslyn Newcastle
NSW

Hi there, Could you please advise how much they charge you for 2.7 ceiling heights and flooring and if possible could you send me your facade picture as I am building the…

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MBEDI79
May 02, 2015 11:33 am
efendi
efendi
2 May 2015

Knockdown Rebuild - Blacktown - Clarendon

Knockdown Rebuild - Blacktown - Clarendon
NSW

Hi All, I am planning to knockdown and rebuild an existing single storey brick veneer home. The current home has a 7m frontage. Neighbours on either side also have a 7m…

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efendi
May 02, 2015 9:48 am
fizzed
fizzed
2 May 2015

Atrium Homes Bletchley Park build

Atrium Homes Bletchley Park build
WA

icywater love your colour choices, very similar to ours,, will be watching your thread as you are way ahead of us. Just wondering what colour you have chosen for your…

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fizzed
May 02, 2015 9:35 am
Threegreenpeas
Threegreenpeas
1 May 2015

Anyone building with Fowler?

Anyone building with Fowler?
NSW

We are too, commenced build 27/4/15. In the wettest April in 26 years!

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Threegreenpeas
May 01, 2015 10:33 pm
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pbond48
May 01, 2015 7:36 pm
Herin
Herin
1 May 2015

Buiding in Riva Piara Waters!

Buiding in Riva Piara Waters!
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hi, as anyone had a Contract and been ready for settlement in this estate only to find out that the property has been resold by the…

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Herin
May 01, 2015 4:52 pm
thebrolga
thebrolga
1 May 2015

Heart vs Head - Builder Choice

Heart vs Head - Builder Choice
VIC

Your dilemma sounds identical to the one we faced. We ended up going with the custom builder that we felt really good about right from the start. We did spend alot of time…

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thebrolga
May 01, 2015 12:43 pm
thebrolga
PVBuild
PVBuild
1 May 2015

Any one heard about Ranshe Homes? Any comments please??

Any one heard about Ranshe Homes? Any comments please??
VIC

Hi AACJ, the only advice for trying to find out experiences with smaller builders is to ask if you can talk to previous clients. It can be really hard trying to find…

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PVBuild
May 01, 2015 8:09 am
Lorri
Lorri
1 May 2015

Building on E1 soil type

Building on E1 soil type
QLD

Just asking, why can't you build on stumps ? Is there a reason not to do this, does it save money to do so? I have no idea about it all but think that stumps or whatever…

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Lorri
May 01, 2015 1:43 am
Lorri
tom_air
tom_air
30 April 2015

Roof ventilation with colourbond and sarking

Roof ventilation with colourbond and sarking
VIC

Thanks guys. If anyone knows what the regs are for Victoria that would be great. I've had a look and I'm a little unsure if it is a requirement to have some sort of…

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tom_air
Apr 30, 2015 9:49 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
30 April 2015

Diary - Build with Meltricon at Beulah Park

Diary - Build with Meltricon at Beulah Park
SA

We too went through Burnside and showed our plans to two planners who okayed it - was then rejected when submitted. We had the choice of fighting it through or changing we…

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bluesteel
Apr 30, 2015 8:53 pm
bluesteel
Roomeat
Roomeat
30 April 2015

Feedback on my draft house plan

Feedback on my draft house plan
VIC

How do you get in to the cinema storage?

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Roomeat
Apr 30, 2015 4:05 pm
Roomeat
Melsie68
Melsie68
30 April 2015

Pavers covering weep holes Is This Normal?

Pavers covering weep holes Is This Normal?
WA

Thanks one john . I was starting to stress out about my front render covering them . So I guess I should get concreate mot to cover weep holes . Should all the weep hole…

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Melsie68
Apr 30, 2015 1:34 pm
AACJ
AACJ
30 April 2015

EdenBrook Pakenham

EdenBrook Pakenham
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi, How was your experience with Ranshe Homes? Did they built that in time and hows the quality of work? I couldnt find any feedback about them and really need to find…

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AACJ
Apr 30, 2015 10:37 am
Bazman_3
Bazman_3
30 April 2015

Porter Davis Electrical

Porter Davis Electrical
VIC

Just interested if anyone had any troubles with the Porter Davis preferred electrical contractor L&O Technologies? My experience was that I order Foxtel ready TV points,…

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Bazman_3
Apr 30, 2015 8:47 am


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