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joshjzx
joshjzx
31 July 2015

Who's Building In Heritage Parc Rutherford

Who's Building In Heritage Parc Rutherford
WA

Hi All, Been reading a little through this forum on everyones experiences, i am in the early stages of building in Heritage Parc, secured lot 82 and will be building with…

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joshjzx
Jul 31, 2015 3:03 pm
MelMel
MelMel
31 July 2015

Cleaning Coloured Grout

Cleaning Coloured Grout
NSW

Hi All, I was hoping someone would be able to help with the question. We are about to move in but I want to do a proper clean of the house because the floors are…

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MelMel
Jul 31, 2015 10:03 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
31 July 2015

The Belmaurice 2-Storey House

The Belmaurice 2-Storey House
WA

Don't hand over any money until you are confident in the design, engineering,specis and what they will build.Salesman are very good at selling you the sizzle in the BBQ…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 31, 2015 9:05 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Nzimpofu
Nzimpofu
31 July 2015

The Belmaurice 2-Storey House

The Belmaurice 2-Storey House
WA

Cheers Archetto. A 2y build would be a deal-breaker for us though! I'll have to research their building methods and view a finished example I think.

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Nzimpofu
Jul 31, 2015 2:17 am
dazjen
dazjen
30 July 2015

Tile issues

Tile issues
QLD

Thanks will talk about it with the ss tomorrow at my meeting.

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dazjen
Jul 30, 2015 8:32 pm
Logician
Logician
30 July 2015

converyancer and deposit questions, needs help:)

converyancer and deposit questions, needs help:)
VIC

Hi, I think it depends on whether the builder or developer is using a real estate agent to deal with the buyer. In our case we paid our deposit to the agent acting for…

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Logician
Jul 30, 2015 7:41 pm
Logician
AdsF
AdsF
30 July 2015

Screen on first floor

Screen on first floor
VIC

Would have been good to actually read the post and not assume we were talking about the ground level. Building Regulation 419 deals with Overlooking Way around it is…

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AdsF
Jul 30, 2015 3:55 pm
archetto
archetto
30 July 2015

Roughly how much over the listed price to build....

Roughly how much over the listed price to build....
SA

We added $76,000 to our listed price and I expect another $55,000 to finish the house, flooring/window covering/landscaping/cabinetry/electrical/paint etc

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archetto
Jul 30, 2015 2:11 pm
archetto
kpravin
kpravin
29 July 2015

Review of Silkwood Homes QLD Builder

Review of Silkwood Homes QLD Builder
QLD

Thanks Roomeat for the feedback. I found Tony pretty good to deal with...

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kpravin
Jul 29, 2015 4:06 pm
kpravin
thefarmers
thefarmers
29 July 2015

Recommendations for a Landscaper - Make my home like a Disp

Recommendations for a Landscaper - Make my home like a Disp
VIC

I found one that has done a number of Display Homes - but I wouldn't recommend them. If you haven't started calling around yet, let me give you the benefit of all my…

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thefarmers
Jul 29, 2015 3:28 pm
SaberX
SaberX
29 July 2015

New home design questions

New home design questions
WA

Hi Bonnie. Costs 500 but the intention currently is to increase the shower to a double. Interesting points you made about room flow, never thought if it'd impact much.…

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SaberX
Jul 29, 2015 1:23 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 July 2015

When to do the landscape gardening, fencing, auto gate?

When to do the landscape gardening, fencing, auto gate?
VIC

Is it a hinged gate or automatic sliding gate? If the latter then you need to have a channel in the driveway slab at the time of pour. Otherwise you can end up with a rail…

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Stewie D
Jul 29, 2015 12:02 pm
justmelwoo
justmelwoo
29 July 2015

Who else is building in Waterford County or with Metricon?

Who else is building in Waterford County or with Metricon?
NSW

Hi jradsy, that will make us neighbours! Mac Jones build beautiful homes, how exciting! Which house plan are you building? I'm familiar with a few of theirs... We are…

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justmelwoo
Jul 29, 2015 1:38 am
claypot
claypot
28 July 2015

Building with Sterling Homes Adelaide

Building with Sterling Homes Adelaide
SA

How's the build going, got them on the strait and narrow?

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claypot
Jul 28, 2015 10:21 pm
andy1980
andy1980
28 July 2015

Render Color help

Render Color help
VIC

It got very limited color selection

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andy1980
Jul 28, 2015 9:04 pm
bpratt
bpratt
28 July 2015

WHITE KITCHENS PLEASE

WHITE KITCHENS PLEASE

Thanks bpratt. I did do that but the app was playing up and kept saying the connection failed- turns out I've posted in 5 times now. Any idea how…

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bpratt
Jul 28, 2015 8:48 pm
jessicana10
jessicana10
28 July 2015

Power pit

Power pit
VIC

Our power pit didn't cost us anything. The pole Was right outside our house but they just install the pit and that's it. If you wanted to have power to the house you would…

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jessicana10
Jul 28, 2015 5:41 pm
jessicana10
kylie40
kylie40
28 July 2015

Custom KDR in Flame Zone

Custom KDR in Flame Zone
NSW

Some things I've learnt along the way: We have sourced and supplied most of the non-structural stuff for this house we are building, including: all bathroom fittings, all…

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kylie40
Jul 28, 2015 5:35 pm
kylie40
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
28 July 2015

Bulkheads Or Not?

Bulkheads Or Not?
QLD

Oh also, Forg, out bulkheads are deeper than our overheads so the overheads sit a couple of inches BEHIND the bulkhead, which I think looks ok. I agree that if it was the…

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Ilaeria
Jul 28, 2015 3:58 pm
Ilaeria
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goody59
Jul 28, 2015 2:20 pm
goody59
halogen
halogen
28 July 2015

Anyone building in Lakeside Success (WA)?

Anyone building in Lakeside Success (WA)?
WA

Yeah its a nice small pocket indeed. Casting the net a little wider, is anyone building with Ventura in the Banjup Calleya / Lakeside Success area? I assume the site…

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halogen
Jul 28, 2015 12:20 pm
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
28 July 2015

Perth attic ladders

Perth attic ladders
WA

Nah Beazley, sorry…

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Perth_Euro
Jul 28, 2015 10:01 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
28 July 2015

Provisional costs

Provisional costs
WA
1, 2

Maybe I should start a new thread but my predicament is as follows:- Provisional sums in contract for rock breaking. Was only notified these…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 28, 2015 9:40 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Decka
Decka
27 July 2015

Is the builder's upgrade cost reasonable?

Is the builder's upgrade cost reasonable?
NSW

I would go gas, atleast you can still cook if there is a blackout. Is there just no gas because they haven't gotten around to doing the work yet but there are plans to…

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Decka
Jul 27, 2015 8:50 pm
Decka
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
27 July 2015

What to do with left over ceramic floor tiles?

What to do with left over ceramic floor tiles?
VIC

I'm planning on keeping them all. What if you have a flood or fire and you have a big section damaged? If you have a really large amount left over you might want to try to…

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Ilaeria
Jul 27, 2015 4:41 pm
Ilaeria
petertherock24
petertherock24
27 July 2015

Plantation Homes - Oasis - contract signed

Plantation Homes - Oasis - contract signed
QLD

Thanks, I have sent few requests for quote to local driveway companies but no one responded. I guess will go with PH then...

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petertherock24
Jul 27, 2015 1:38 pm
wood bang
wood bang
27 July 2015

3rd Party Building Inspector

3rd Party Building Inspector
WA

www.jimsbuildinginspections.com.au Not my territory, you'll get someone that would be very helpful.

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wood bang
Jul 27, 2015 1:37 pm
wood bang
bashworth
bashworth
27 July 2015

Build a customise home

Build a customise home
NSW

Your architect should be able to help you source builders.

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bashworth
Jul 27, 2015 8:19 am
bashworth
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
27 July 2015

2 Storey Build Perth, Custom Vs Project

2 Storey Build Perth, Custom Vs Project
WA
1, 2, 3

...... If you have the plan and the front elevation that you like, take that the builder that you think you…

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Leksie5000
Jul 27, 2015 3:12 am
Joker
Joker
26 July 2015

Waffle pod Void height.

Waffle pod Void height.
VIC

Well done on placing importance on this very critical area, just need to get most other new builds to do the same, and we would get far less problems with slab heave.

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Joker
Jul 27, 2015 12:45 am
oneJohn
oneJohn
26 July 2015

Void above living area - help!

Void above living area - help!
QLD

Also bear in mind the heating and cooling issues. It can make it harder to keep the downstairs warm, or the upstairs cool if there's easy airflow between the two.

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oneJohn
Jul 26, 2015 10:01 pm
oneJohn
Jess99
Jess99
26 July 2015

Vogue Homes

Vogue Homes
NSW

Has anyone built with Vogue Homes?

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Jess99
Jul 26, 2015 6:49 pm
kron
kron
26 July 2015

Excess bricks

Excess bricks
WA
1, 2

They never get rid of all of them until later anyways as they still need them for things like the bath

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kron
Jul 26, 2015 3:04 pm
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
26 July 2015

nightsky vs Monument colourbond

nightsky vs Monument colourbond
TAS

Hi, Just wondering if anyone has used Nightsky colourbond for roof and gutters with Monument for fascias, roller door and windows - has anyone gone with the same or close…

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nat_luke1
Jul 26, 2015 1:27 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
26 July 2015

Burbank and other house & land packages - Payment plan

Burbank and other house & land packages - Payment plan
VIC

First read Bashworth's guide.. then his whole website! But basically, this confused me too when I first started. I went bank will lend me $300k roughly, so I need 5%…

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aloenyx
Jul 26, 2015 9:47 am
aloenyx
wood bang
wood bang
26 July 2015

Where do I start

Where do I start
NSW

You need to have $50k saved up first to cash flow your jobs

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wood bang
Jul 26, 2015 9:30 am
wood bang
wood bang
wood bang
26 July 2015

Building inspector Sunshine Coast qld recommendation and Q?

Building inspector Sunshine Coast qld recommendation and Q?
QLD

Google jimsbuildinginspections.com.au and book it in online Yes builder are required to fix up the defects, you can then call out the inspector to reinspect.

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wood bang
Jul 26, 2015 9:24 am
wood bang
Assh
Assh
26 July 2015

Building inspector Sunshine Coast qld recommendation and Q?

Building inspector Sunshine Coast qld recommendation and Q?
QLD

Anyone pleaseee, or people building on a Sunshine Coast doesn't need them - that would be great! We do need an inspector urgently and would prefer to get one on the…

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Assh
Jul 26, 2015 7:51 am
vijaytee1
vijaytee1
25 July 2015

is a quote for a house build price free

is a quote for a house build price free
QLD

50k is including a few extras we wuld like also.. high cielings...ducted air..900m gas stove etc..

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vijaytee1
Jul 25, 2015 9:02 pm
vijaytee1
TomCat
TomCat
24 July 2015

Facade colour selections

Facade colour selections
VIC

Tks. Hope to see others share. It's helpful to see what others do. Any idea what you'll do?

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TomCat
Jul 25, 2015 12:41 am
TomCat
build again
build again
24 July 2015

Building with Beechwood in the Hunter Valley

Building with Beechwood in the Hunter Valley
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hi, Not sure if you still reply to the blog. but I am really curious if you have put in any expansion joint for your Bamboo floor…

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build again
Jul 24, 2015 10:35 pm
Jin
Jin
24 July 2015

Building in Richmond with Distinctive

Building in Richmond with Distinctive
SA

Hello alsu, any progress on your build?

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Jin
Jul 24, 2015 9:01 pm
deluded
deluded
24 July 2015

ALKIRA Homes

ALKIRA Homes
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

unless you can be on site from the start of the day to the end of the day for the whole build you'll never know whether the SS have organised a certifier to check the…

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deluded
Jul 24, 2015 8:59 pm
Dream_Catchers
Dream_Catchers
24 July 2015

First build in Alkimos, Trinity Estate.

First build in Alkimos, Trinity Estate.
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

How's it all coming along Flicky?? I've posted some updates and pics on my thread too :) Our 'First Home' Build :) viewtopic.php?t=72518

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Dream_Catchers
Jul 24, 2015 1:35 pm
Dream_Catchers
Gunna
Gunna
24 July 2015

Soil Test?

Soil Test?
VIC

I'd do one, for the cost of $400 you can then let the builder know to price based on soil type XYZ. Volume builders will still most likely do their own test as often they…

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Gunna
Jul 24, 2015 12:49 pm
jjay009
jjay009
24 July 2015

Share Underground Electricity Pit

Share Underground Electricity Pit
VIC

Hi We are in the process of knocking down and rebuilding our home. Our neighbor did the same few years ago. When…

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jjay009
Jul 24, 2015 7:49 am
surtees
surtees
23 July 2015

Interpreting the land developers report

Interpreting the land developers report
VIC

Hi that sounds interesting. Did you get a controlled(engineered) fill report with your block? We get it with our block, it means the fill has been compacted every 100mm(i…

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surtees
Jul 23, 2015 11:25 pm
surtees


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