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bradles
bradles
17 June 2015

How long did your unregistered land take

How long did your unregistered land take
NSW

Thanks for all the replies. I'm trying to guess when it would be ready. Skyler we are in the Gardene estate on Alex ave and they started works in Feb. We have gutters down…

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bradles
Jun 17, 2015 2:17 pm
s2dttn
s2dttn
17 June 2015

Show me your diamond gloss benchtops

Show me your diamond gloss benchtops
SA
1, 2

Here are some pics of my laminex diamond gloss. I have white Valencia in the kitchen, and stipple seal in the…

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s2dttn
Jun 17, 2015 1:45 pm
s2dttn
Matymoo
Matymoo
16 June 2015

Bold Properties Albatross 255... Modified.

Bold Properties Albatross 255... Modified.
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

No updates because Telstra have installed a bodgey phone line.... So no internet.

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Matymoo
Jun 17, 2015 12:31 am
Matymoo
rlay1
rlay1
16 June 2015

ICF builder in Melbourne? Recommendations please!

ICF builder in Melbourne? Recommendations please!
VIC

Conty Constructions was who I used for my build. If you have any questions feel free to PM me.

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rlay1
Jun 16, 2015 6:32 pm
Beany
Beany
16 June 2015

Aveling homes

Aveling homes
WA

Hi Toddzilla, We are building with Aveling, but it's a custom build because we are subdividing our property. House has just reached lockup a couple of weeks ago. For…

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Beany
Jun 16, 2015 3:03 pm
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
16 June 2015

Brick Veneer Perth

Brick Veneer Perth
VIC

I'm not in Perth but I just wanted to jump in on the resale value argument - if you are planning on staying at least 10 years, don't worry about…

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Perth_Euro
Jun 16, 2015 2:48 pm
s2dttn
s2dttn
16 June 2015

Second fix

Second fix
SA

My builder has nearly completed stage 3 - Brick work and roof cover. The next stage is the second fix carpentry. Does anyone know how long the second fix will take (I…

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s2dttn
Jun 16, 2015 11:42 am
s2dttn
priscia2104
priscia2104
16 June 2015

Iron Bark Estate, Chester Hill NSW

Iron Bark Estate, Chester Hill NSW
NSW

Hi Priscia Yes am at lot 28 , Hatem is my brother in law ... Colors selection is still next saturday , and clipsel the thursday after that ,…

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priscia2104
Jun 16, 2015 11:00 am
priscia2104
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
16 June 2015

Smaller house plans 20 squares or less

Smaller house plans 20 squares or less
NSW

Minimizing hallways is a good idea. Make sure that you don't skimp on storage - you want to have a home for everything to help you reduce clutter. Putting the toilet in…

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Ilaeria
Jun 16, 2015 9:55 am
Ilaeria
Ozden86
Ozden86
16 June 2015

Mimosa Homes- heard of them? feedback?

Mimosa Homes- heard of them? feedback?
VIC

I know this post is old but I thought I would respond anyway. My brother in law just built with Mimosa homes and he had the worst run ever!!!! He built the Enfield 210 and…

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Ozden86
Jun 16, 2015 8:40 am
gettinby
gettinby
16 June 2015

Providence Wellard....KEYS 15 JUNE

Providence Wellard....KEYS 15 JUNE
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Thanks guys, we camping in our new home, feels weird but good, met the neighbour, they also moving in.. Hahaa , see June is the month for keys.. Lots to do, painting…

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gettinby
Jun 16, 2015 1:22 am
gettinby
krishy_g
krishy_g
15 June 2015

Plantation Sahara Q2 Belair in Brisbane

Plantation Sahara Q2 Belair in Brisbane
QLD
1, 2

Hi Izzyb, check out our blog - it has more recent photos and I…

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krishy_g
Jun 15, 2015 9:41 pm
krishy_g
WolfGrey
WolfGrey
15 June 2015

Building with Plantation out Ripley

Building with Plantation out Ripley
QLD

Hi, My partner an I are planing on building out at Ripley but land will have a title by January. To save cost we are looking to source our landscaping and driveway. …

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WolfGrey
Jun 15, 2015 8:01 pm
kenjiurban
kenjiurban
15 June 2015

Perpend dispute with builder

Perpend dispute with builder
SA
1, 2

Sorry ive been away a little while. Quick update! Had our PCI today. Several issues noted - basins werent waterproofed all the way around. - Tile grout in a wall…

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kenjiurban
Jun 15, 2015 7:06 pm
goody59
goody59
15 June 2015

Bushfire Zone

Bushfire Zone
VIC

fyi if your land in victoria is rated bushfire zone it becomes a minimum of 12.5 bal even if your bal report comes as low you have to build to…

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goody59
Jun 15, 2015 6:13 pm
goody59
JKro
JKro
15 June 2015

First build! Double storey, 220sqm block in Beaconsfield WA

First build! Double storey, 220sqm block in Beaconsfield WA
WA
1, 2

So...thought I would update. Switch came back with some AMAZING plans on the weekend. So much better than we could have dreamed on such a little block. They are getting…

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JKro
Jun 15, 2015 1:51 pm
JKro
s2dttn
s2dttn
15 June 2015

New build issues (first home)

New build issues (first home)
SA
1, 2

then there should be no reason you can't use a Clipsal water proof one Only thing I can think is…

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s2dttn
Jun 15, 2015 12:07 pm
s2dttn
goody59
goody59
15 June 2015

House Orientation - Newbie Please Help!

House Orientation - Newbie Please Help!
WA

Morning sun comes from the East and winter sun gained mostly on the Northern side of your house.

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goody59
Jun 15, 2015 11:10 am
goody59
midgey
midgey
15 June 2015

Stroud Oakleigh 250 - has anyone built this?

Stroud Oakleigh 250 - has anyone built this?
QLD

Anyone? Even any experiences building with them?

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midgey
Jun 15, 2015 9:47 am
Gunna
Gunna
14 June 2015

Stolen Water Meter

Stolen Water Meter
WA

I am more concerned about what would you do with a stolen water meter? Where would you use it? Strange world we live in. Though would have thought…

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Gunna
Jun 14, 2015 9:50 pm
rhoean
rhoean
14 June 2015

M3 residential some movement at last

M3 residential some movement at last
WA

well tomorrow is Monday and the supposed day our 3rd lot of promised roof carpenters are to turn up on site, I am really hoping it is going to happen but past experience…

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rhoean
Jun 14, 2015 7:08 pm
explore55
explore55
14 June 2015

Is skillion roof worth if both neighbours building double st

Is skillion roof worth if both neighbours building double st
NSW

@oneJohn thanks. Sorry I didn't provide enough details in my post. Yes my block is east facing. Just thinking of doing skillion room with clerestorey window on the back…

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explore55
Jun 14, 2015 3:39 pm
markymarku
markymarku
14 June 2015

Who is building with Onley Living by Design - don't do it

Who is building with Onley Living by Design - don't do it
VIC

So now a year later, what happened to the people who started with onley? Who ended up finishing your houses? thx

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markymarku
Jun 14, 2015 10:15 am
Elster71
Elster71
13 June 2015

Granny flat prices in Sydney today

Granny flat prices in Sydney today
NSW

Hi there! We're looking into this at the moment too and I thought these looked quite promising and fairly reasonably priced: http://www.containerbuildgroup.com.au/p ...…

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Elster71
Jun 13, 2015 8:12 pm
Elster71
foot-print
foot-print
13 June 2015

HELP! First time Building a Home.!

HELP! First time Building a Home.!
NSW

Thanks so much for the feedback guys. @brekmettra. that software sounds amazing.! to be able to see timelines and costs.! and probably a fast turnaround on reports…

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foot-print
Jun 13, 2015 1:03 pm
foot-print
priscia2104
priscia2104
13 June 2015

External Colours Selection Help

External Colours Selection Help
NSW
1, 2

Hi Priscia ,,, Your house is exactly like mine ... Not sure if finished the external color selection ,,, what i understood from firstyle is…

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priscia2104
Jun 13, 2015 12:50 pm
priscia2104
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
13 June 2015

Geotech Report - Rock removal?

Geotech Report - Rock removal?
NSW

Is it a single storey or double storey home, Large or small home, contour survey? Do you want to raise the slab slightly with fill and retaining or cut and fill? There are…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 13, 2015 10:52 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Roomeat
Roomeat
13 June 2015

Anyone Building With Clarendon Gold Coast Area

Anyone Building With Clarendon Gold Coast Area
QLD

Does anyone who is building with Clarendon Homes in the Gold Coast area know who the trades are? I'm trying to get a jump start on a couple of issues and looking for…

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Roomeat
Jun 13, 2015 7:55 am
Roomeat
TomCat
TomCat
12 June 2015

Lockup to Handover - how long did yours take?

Lockup to Handover - how long did yours take?
WA

Going back over 2 years now. But we had lock up before the Christmas break and didn't move in until May. Our total build time was 10…

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TomCat
Jun 13, 2015 12:31 am
TomCat
techau
techau
12 June 2015

Building Metricon Fortitude32 - Bannockburn: FLOORING

Building Metricon Fortitude32 - Bannockburn: FLOORING
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Loving the info from your posts so far. After looking through probably a hundred floorplans, we've settled on the Metricon Fortitude 32. Heading into the process of making…

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techau
Jun 12, 2015 10:46 pm
techau
Porter Davis 2015
Porter Davis 2015
12 June 2015

Barossa 40 Porter Davis 2015

Barossa 40 Porter Davis 2015
VIC

Our building coordinator jaymee lee has been brilliant. 12 hours until tender. I hope team pd is on our side.

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Porter Davis 2015
Jun 12, 2015 9:07 pm
klubear
klubear
12 June 2015

Henley - HELP need some guidance prior to contract signing

Henley - HELP need some guidance prior to contract signing
VIC

So I got the email today saying they were not going to do the price review !!! Surprise surprise!! So I asked for a price review !! To take the current offer.. NO…

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klubear
Jun 12, 2015 8:49 pm
klubear
Dreamz9
Dreamz9
12 June 2015

Building a Beckham - Plantation (Henley)

Building a Beckham - Plantation (Henley)
QLD
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hi everyone, love watching all the posts people have been writing and especially the photos :). I am looking to sign a contract to build a Bekham…

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Dreamz9
Jun 12, 2015 7:47 pm
sugz
sugz
12 June 2015

Anyone building at bunya???

Anyone building at bunya???
QLD
1 ... 219, 220, 221

guys, I received an email from my builder stating that the practical completion inspection is scheduled next week. I have been asked to…

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sugz
Jun 12, 2015 7:25 pm
priscia2104
priscia2104
12 June 2015

How long Bankstown Council take for the building approval?

How long Bankstown Council take for the building approval?
NSW

We did ours through a private certifier within Bankstown Council and they got it done in 2 weeks. That might not be relevant if you're…

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priscia2104
Jun 12, 2015 4:18 pm
priscia2104
whzzz28
whzzz28
12 June 2015

Dulux Natural White for walls

Dulux Natural White for walls
NSW
1, 2

It does also depend on the person. Some people seem colors differently, for instance i could see a large blue tinge in full strength and a slight tinge in half, but…

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whzzz28
Jun 12, 2015 11:14 am
bpratt
bpratt
12 June 2015

Hidden costs in House & land packages

Hidden costs in House & land packages
SA

Not sure what happened then - it kept saying the post wasn't…

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bpratt
Jun 12, 2015 10:00 am
ben_1_2
ben_1_2
11 June 2015

Choosing a Builder

Choosing a Builder
WA

Thanks oneJohn. I agree i think will be a matter of reviews, and visiting the display homes and seeing which builders/reps i like the best. Anybody have any personal…

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ben_1_2
Jun 11, 2015 7:29 pm
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
11 June 2015

Kitchen bulkhead

Kitchen bulkhead
WA

The cornice is unfortunately standard unless your plans state otherwise then get on them!! :( wish ours was a flush corner too! Check it out carefully at PCI and your…

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xxkatxx
Jun 11, 2015 1:09 pm
dmj1983
dmj1983
11 June 2015

Feeling Frustrated - caesarstone benchtop

Feeling Frustrated - caesarstone benchtop
VIC

So we told them they put in the wrong benchtops, it's only now, few weeks later, that they are trying to get out of it. Only offered us $2000 for the mistake but we had…

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dmj1983
Jun 11, 2015 12:27 pm
joea
joea
11 June 2015

Our first home Dunedin 29 Porter Davis -See blog for updates

Our first home Dunedin 29 Porter Davis -See blog for updates
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

I've decided to only update our blog from now on as it greatly reduces the amount of time required. If you are interested in following our build please go to

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joea
Jun 11, 2015 11:29 am
joea
yvonneh
yvonneh
10 June 2015

Building inspector and Handover

Building inspector and Handover
QLD

We had our inspector go in before handover/presentation so they could get things rectified prior to handover.

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yvonneh
Jun 10, 2015 11:32 pm
yvonneh
yvonneh
10 June 2015

Sekisui House Deposit

Sekisui House Deposit
VIC

the luzia is lovely! let us know how you go

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yvonneh
Jun 10, 2015 11:17 pm
Wise1267
Wise1267
10 June 2015

Dumped Concrete on my land

Dumped Concrete on my land
NSW

Thanks a Lot Saint Mike...

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Wise1267
Jun 10, 2015 3:13 pm
Skull
Skull
10 June 2015

Builder's window - Security Screen

Builder's window - Security Screen
WA

If I convert my glass sliding window to security (with grilles) - would I need to replace the entire glass window with new security (with grilles) windows?

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Skull
Jun 10, 2015 2:16 am
haychhhhh
haychhhhh
9 June 2015

HomeSolution by Metricon - Luna 28 in Arnolds Creek

HomeSolution by Metricon - Luna 28 in Arnolds Creek
VIC
1 ... 25, 26, 27

No, our period was up in April. I just don't want our floors to stay like that that's all, it's not a huge gap but I still don't like it. I had a look on the other side of…

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haychhhhh
Jun 10, 2015 12:45 am
haychhhhh
2Bytheseaside
2Bytheseaside
9 June 2015

Cost of NBN installation - Perth

Cost of NBN installation - Perth
WA

Wondering if anyone can share how much their builder charged for NBN FTTP installation? Just trying to decide whether to get our builder to organise it, or get it done…

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2Bytheseaside
Jun 10, 2015 12:35 am

Some things happening lately; Paint has started on the outside. Can't wait to see the jarrah go up.…

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WhiteWillow
Jun 09, 2015 9:11 pm


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