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Adriang
Adriang
12 March 2015

About Elephants and Fleas (2)

About Elephants and Fleas (2)
VIC

I tried to get some special clauses put into our "Standard HIA Contract" but the builder would not agree. I said to the builders Sales Manager that the Std Contract is…

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Adriang
Mar 12, 2015 7:58 am
Adriang
Eques
Eques
12 March 2015

Building in Aston Craigieburn

Building in Aston Craigieburn
VIC
1 ... 30, 31, 32

Hi GoaMumbai, Build is about to start in next few…

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Eques
Mar 11, 2015 11:57 pm
Eques
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wax
Mar 11, 2015 1:48 pm
wax
wax
11 March 2015

Has anyone built with Plan Build Homes?

Has anyone built with Plan Build Homes?
QLD

Our issues started before construction. They are a horrible company to try and communicate with. I lived in another state so it was not easy to visit the construction site…

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wax
Mar 11, 2015 1:46 pm
building-expert
building-expert
11 March 2015

Pre-Slab Inspection or Post Slab Inspection??

Pre-Slab Inspection or Post Slab Inspection??
WA

I do a lot of pre slab inspections and can see limited value in it after the slab is poured Firstly you cannot check formwork lines, builders plastic,position of pipe…

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building-expert
Mar 11, 2015 12:38 pm
building-expert
raina
raina
11 March 2015

Sound Control Insulation batts - Confused and advise please

Sound Control Insulation batts - Confused and advise please
NSW

Hi all, We are building a 2-storey home in sydney and we initially thought of getting hebel flooring to reduce the noise transfer between the floors. Since we are…

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raina
Mar 11, 2015 7:28 am
bubbleify
bubbleify
11 March 2015

Seven Oaks - Southern River

Seven Oaks - Southern River
WA
1, 2, 3

Haha been 3 years since i live here now. I was the second house moved in. I'm in that facebook group too :)

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bubbleify
Mar 10, 2015 11:14 pm
Sweetiepark
Sweetiepark
10 March 2015

Austral latte brick and surfmist

Austral latte brick and surfmist
QLD

Thanks for the responses! I think I prefer the surfmist. It just looks fresher

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Sweetiepark
Mar 10, 2015 7:47 pm
jac1
jac1
10 March 2015

New Colorbond Colours

New Colorbond Colours
QLD
1, 2, 3

Dolphinblu I am looking at Wallaby as well and trying to choose render. What did you end up choosing for your render? Thanks

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jac1
Mar 10, 2015 4:39 pm
EmeryBB
EmeryBB
10 March 2015

House orientation question

House orientation question
VIC

I'm with Beazley77, but I would only flip the back half of the house, i.e. the garage and master suite remain as they are and flip the rest over so the living area facing…

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EmeryBB
Mar 10, 2015 1:29 pm
becky999
becky999
10 March 2015

Homebuyers Centre WA - Elevation

Homebuyers Centre WA - Elevation
WA

Thanks Homebuyers I have just sent you an email. Hootie: Where abouts in Aveley are you building? What builder did you go with? Thanks, Becky

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becky999
Mar 10, 2015 12:49 pm
Glennc74
Glennc74
10 March 2015

Is it safe to dig tunnels underneath grano?

Is it safe to dig tunnels underneath grano?
WA

In saying that it's not structural ( or your not building on top of it ) ok I get that but it is supposed to be taking weights far in excess of a ton and by undermining it…

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Glennc74
Mar 10, 2015 8:44 am
jac1
jac1
10 March 2015

looking for render ideas with ironstone or woodland grey

looking for render ideas with ironstone or woodland grey
WA

I would love to see some pictures of homes with ironstone or woodland grey colorbond for the roof and different renders or even just some ideas of render colour. We are…

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jac1
Mar 09, 2015 11:43 pm
kyeo
kyeo
9 March 2015

Building the Simonds Marriott

Building the Simonds Marriott
VIC

It's dried to a light grey colour now, not quite happy as I'm starting to see cracks running through my concrete.

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kyeo
Mar 09, 2015 6:45 pm
ShannaLK
ShannaLK
9 March 2015

Joel and Brons Hotondo build

Joel and Brons Hotondo build
NSW

I would really be interested in seeing how this one went

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ShannaLK
Mar 09, 2015 12:26 pm
ShannaLK
PixiGT
PixiGT
9 March 2015

First Time Home Owners and We need some advice

First Time Home Owners and We need some advice
NSW

Just an update regarding my last post referring to how a builder conducts themselves on site: on the thread 'who else is building with Eden Brae', on p564 an owner…

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PixiGT
Mar 09, 2015 8:37 am
PixiGT
steve_111
steve_111
9 March 2015

Homebuyer's Centre - Colour selections - Inside and Out

Homebuyer's Centre - Colour selections - Inside and Out
VIC

Hi Guys, I know there are a few posts around which contain a few blogs and pics and this has helped a bit, however just wondering if anyone can help with the…

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steve_111
Mar 09, 2015 8:20 am
leah2512
leah2512
8 March 2015

Tree barrier system

Tree barrier system
VIC

I've just purchased some vacant land and there is a house on the block next door with 3 large trees. The engineer report says I'll need a root barrier system when my slab…

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leah2512
Mar 08, 2015 8:12 pm
jacana3
jacana3
8 March 2015

Excessive Knockdown Rebuild Site Costs

Excessive Knockdown Rebuild Site Costs
VIC

hi I got the same answer from P.D ....... WAT DID U DO ?????

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jacana3
Mar 08, 2015 6:31 pm
Canberra_gal
Canberra_gal
8 March 2015

Modifications with Rawson

Modifications with Rawson
NSW

Hi Giddleberry, I was wondering if you found a block/went ahead with Rawson? We are about to exchange contracts on a block in Canberra and are looking to build a modified…

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Canberra_gal
Mar 08, 2015 6:22 pm
Canberra_gal
jacana3
jacana3
8 March 2015

Render Colour - Any suggestions??

Render Colour - Any suggestions??

Hi did u build with johns constructions' ???

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jacana3
Mar 08, 2015 5:39 pm
joea
joea
8 March 2015

Meterbox position on narrow block

Meterbox position on narrow block
WA

I've seen a house with one right at the front of the block separate to the whole house. Not sure how they did it and if it's suitable for you situation but it might be an…

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joea
Mar 08, 2015 2:20 pm
joea

I can not afford the 120k gap from total build cost to the banks evaluation of the final product. The final tuning is just simply getting all the inclusions to be priced…

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Rip it up
Mar 07, 2015 8:01 pm
Sheilzy
Sheilzy
7 March 2015

Building Glendale 38 with Metricon @ Seaford Meadows

Building Glendale 38 with Metricon @ Seaford Meadows
SA

Wow another Glendale! It's a great design and your floor plans and selections are fantastic. Your build progress is impressive. I can't believe you only had days to wait…

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Sheilzy
Mar 07, 2015 7:38 pm
Sheilzy
Beazley77
Beazley77
7 March 2015

Structural warranty

Structural warranty
VIC

Structural warranty Is 6 years by law. Or it might be 7 in some states. That bits not negotiable. Everyone gets the same. Check out the BCA website or HIA. Some builders…

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Beazley77
Mar 07, 2015 10:19 am
Beazley77
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 March 2015

BAL Rating in NSW

BAL Rating in NSW
NSW

You may be right g59 although the OP did say they are building on an "awesome block of land in the Blue Mountains". Whether that is on a standard 600 - 800 sqm block in…

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Stewie D
Mar 07, 2015 9:52 am
sofia14
sofia14
7 March 2015

Our Summit Build in Wellard - house plans

Our Summit Build in Wellard - house plans
WA

The living area at the front is what grabbed us when we walked in the display, there aren't many without a bedroom at the front! Our build…

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sofia14
Mar 07, 2015 12:45 am
joey2506
joey2506
6 March 2015

WWYD - Neighbour cut into our land for their retaining wall

WWYD - Neighbour cut into our land for their retaining wall
VIC

I think we may just have to suck it up and try and work with the 30cm gap the best way we can. Maybe we can try and grow some shrubs in there to help hide the gap?

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joey2506
Mar 06, 2015 4:59 pm

This will be what you…

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oneJohn
Mar 06, 2015 2:20 pm
oneJohn
homeofjns
homeofjns
6 March 2015

Electrical post hand over for single storey

Electrical post hand over for single storey
NSW

Thanks a lot grom40, Pink86 and Beazley77 for your suggestions.. We are still at the tender stage and waiting for the electrical to know more about the prices. I'll keep…

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homeofjns
Mar 06, 2015 10:01 am
homeofjns
mello182
mello182
5 March 2015

Carlisle vs Henley Floor plans

Carlisle vs Henley Floor plans
VIC

Hi all, I was also thinking few things generally based on these plans -Having an activity area as carlisle floor plan around bedrooms 2,3 and 4 -henley bedroom next to…

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mello182
Mar 05, 2015 8:04 pm
ajansen
ajansen
5 March 2015

Statesman Adelaide MkII Alfresco - Barossa

Statesman Adelaide MkII Alfresco - Barossa
SA
1, 2

Hi there, How is your build going? We are hoping to build with Statesman too - in Sheidow Park.

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ajansen
Mar 05, 2015 3:46 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
5 March 2015

Builders Structural Warranty

Builders Structural Warranty
WA

I would ask the strata managers for the source of their claim before you can determine this.

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Ponzu
Mar 05, 2015 11:59 am
ring09
ring09
5 March 2015

A & E's House! Pg 85 - a year or 2 worth of updates 11/12/14

A & E's House! Pg 85 - a year or 2 worth of updates 11/12/14
VIC
1 ... 84, 85, 86

Hey Erin Just saw this post too, wondered how you were going, house is looking great and no wonder you havent been on for ages. Baby Ava is georgeous, enjoy they grow…

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ring09
Mar 05, 2015 9:54 am
ring09
light487
light487
5 March 2015

Site supervisor

Site supervisor
NSW

If you're the one building you should be told who.the ss is when there is one assigned to you. If you're not the one building and you want to contact them for some reason,…

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light487
Mar 05, 2015 8:33 am
light487
TomCat
TomCat
5 March 2015

Slabbed, Framed & Near Lockup (Simonds Avalon) Pics & Video

Slabbed, Framed & Near Lockup (Simonds Avalon) Pics & Video
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hey Rob, how did you go???? We saw the Armstrong display last weekend. Oh boy, it's beautiful. Your photos were great, thanks (are you a professional photographer?) But…

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TomCat
Mar 05, 2015 2:30 am
TomCat
gwendojosh
gwendojosh
5 March 2015

First Home Buyers Direct

First Home Buyers Direct
WA

Hi there, how is your experience up till now since Oct with FHBD? Still negative?

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gwendojosh
Mar 05, 2015 12:33 am
Beazley77
Beazley77
5 March 2015

Who should pay for 6 stars energy rating?

Who should pay for 6 stars energy rating?
VIC

The rating is an individual assessment and depends on various things like your orientation, wind zone, climate zone etc plus more factors. I don't understand the worry to…

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Beazley77
Mar 05, 2015 12:05 am
Beazley77
shara
shara
4 March 2015

Simonds Sierra in SA - We've moved in! NEW pics

Simonds Sierra in SA - We've moved in! NEW pics
SA
1 ... 84, 85, 86

Hi Deluxes We find Simonds to built a double storey house too and tomorrow is the contract day, however we will just collect all contract papers back to home and make sure…

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shara
Mar 04, 2015 9:45 pm
shara
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
4 March 2015

Private certifier for CC and build

Private certifier for CC and build
NSW

Hi Our DA will be lodged with council this Friday - yay!!! We lodged a complying development application for demolition of the existing residence previously and that has…

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Leksie5000
Mar 04, 2015 2:20 pm
Kathrine H
Kathrine H
4 March 2015

Anyone built with Accent on Homes, Perth

Anyone built with Accent on Homes, Perth
WA

In my experience they are one of the best boutique builders there is and the draftee has been easy to work with.

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Kathrine H
Mar 04, 2015 10:57 am
Matt1
Matt1
4 March 2015

LAND COST ON CORNER BLOCK

LAND COST ON CORNER BLOCK
NSW

Full cost of fencing on the open side plus there's likely to be a side aspect requirement (depending on your council). This cost us $7.5k to extend the HT out by 1m. …

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Matt1
Mar 04, 2015 12:22 am
Matt1
bashworth
bashworth
3 March 2015

OC with unfinished rooms

OC with unfinished rooms
NSW

The following explains what you need for an occupancy permit. http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2012/01/occ ... s-it-mean/

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bashworth
Mar 03, 2015 4:39 pm
bashworth
wall-e
wall-e
3 March 2015

Advise required related to paints

Advise required related to paints
NSW

I am checking for painting details for new house. My builder said the will use dulux paint which is "Berger Gold Label". According to the information in following…

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wall-e
Mar 03, 2015 1:58 pm
goody59
goody59
3 March 2015

Build House confusion

Build House confusion
VIC

Look at Hudson by Simonds Homes

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goody59
Mar 03, 2015 8:09 am
goody59
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
3 March 2015

3 Month Inspections

3 Month Inspections
VIC

The contract for each unit was a HIA contract. Having said that, the builder gave me photocopies of each contract and not all the pages of…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 03, 2015 7:57 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
3 March 2015

custom adenbrook home north coast NSW moving in

custom adenbrook home north coast NSW moving in
NSW
1 ... 54, 55, 56

Hi 1rocky, what a stunning home and I love how you've blended the landscaping colours with the frontage. Well done! :: :: Bummer that I've missed so many notifications…

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Treeseachanger
Mar 03, 2015 2:14 am


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