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oneJohn
oneJohn
16 September 2015

Steel frame versus brick

Steel frame versus brick
WA

I think this question is more about steel vs brick rather than steel vs timber. Framing plus brick veneer has quite different thermal properties than brick only. The…

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oneJohn
Sep 16, 2015 9:01 am
oneJohn
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
15 September 2015

Tullipan Homes, recent experiences

Tullipan Homes, recent experiences
NSW

No sorry we didn't. We didn't really feel they listened to us when we went in for a sales consult but other peoples experience might be different. In the end we decided…

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Leksie5000
Sep 15, 2015 2:55 pm

Hey All I am helping my mother subdivide her property and build a new house in the back. She has had a difficult few years, divorce etc so hoping by sub diving this will…

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wrexter
Sep 15, 2015 12:09 pm
wrexter
lekkerding
lekkerding
15 September 2015

Duplex design in Sydney.

Duplex design in Sydney.
NSW

Hi all, Looking for a builder/architect that does duplexdesigns. Anyone has any good experience with this? thanks, LD

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lekkerding
Sep 15, 2015 9:25 am
Chami17
Chami17
15 September 2015

Building Bermuda23 In Livingston Cranebourne

Building Bermuda23 In Livingston Cranebourne
VIC
1, 2

katemorley91 Thanks for the update, how exciting to move into new house, is ferndale facade include rendering no extra cost. If you can please share you beautiful home photos

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Chami17
Sep 15, 2015 6:58 am
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
15 September 2015

Downlights?

Downlights?
VIC

I think downlights are far superior to what they were years ago. They no longer run hot and…

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Leksie5000
Sep 15, 2015 3:38 am
James1985
James1985
14 September 2015

Our JG King Renaissance 295 Blog

Our JG King Renaissance 295 Blog
VIC

Yes, we has another inspector from an alternate company who inspected slab and frame stage. We did away with him as he missed some basic stuff. Should have had Darren…

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James1985
Sep 14, 2015 6:19 pm
teigs1
teigs1
14 September 2015

What is the best type of lighting ?

What is the best type of lighting ?

Thank you both for the replies, much appreciated! I think i will use downlights for accenting and not rely on them for whole room lighting (i was originally going with is…

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teigs1
Sep 14, 2015 3:50 pm
Shell32
Shell32
14 September 2015

Oracle Platnium homes

Oracle Platnium homes
NSW

Hi Hubby and I are first time home buyers looking at advantage plus 233 any info would be great on oracle Thanks Shell

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Shell32
Sep 14, 2015 1:54 pm
Jozh
Jozh
14 September 2015

Anyone know Coral Homes Build Schedule

Anyone know Coral Homes Build Schedule
QLD

Anyone know roughly the build stages. EG build start to slab down, what happens between, rough time frame?

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Jozh
Sep 14, 2015 1:21 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
14 September 2015

Concrete Paths - setdown

Concrete Paths - setdown

Anything I know I've learnt from Homeone but I'll remember your words the next time my teenage son chooses to contradict me - which is about…

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bluesteel
Sep 14, 2015 12:48 pm
bluesteel
archetto
archetto
13 September 2015

Raising ceilings to 31c throughout cost?

Raising ceilings to 31c throughout cost?
WA
1, 2

I prefer a separate toilet I'd add railing to the far wall too so like an L shape in WIR

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archetto
Sep 13, 2015 10:01 pm
archetto
xyz
xyz
13 September 2015

Local council floor space ratio

Local council floor space ratio
1, 2

Hi I am planning to build on 365 m2 block in Schofields (Blacktown city council). How big could be my house? Council regulations for blocks < 375 m2: Single storey --…

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xyz
Sep 13, 2015 9:18 pm
lishaun
lishaun
13 September 2015

How long from settlement to start building?

How long from settlement to start building?
SA

Awesome! Def keen to follow your thread! Can't wait to get the construction phase started! Our thread is here: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=75840&view=unread#unread

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lishaun
Sep 13, 2015 9:03 pm
pinny
pinny
13 September 2015

Rawsons and pool builders?

Rawsons and pool builders?
NSW

Hi We built with rawson in Newcastle and have been in our house now for 14 months. We didn't do a house and land package but we did need to put our pool in before the…

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pinny
Sep 13, 2015 10:31 am
pinny

There is no problem with the DPC in relation to the alfresco slab as long as that is the final floor level. If however the alfresco slab is having tiles or some other…

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Stewie D
Sep 13, 2015 9:23 am
Drew01
Drew01
12 September 2015

Porter Davis Rochford?

Porter Davis Rochford?
VIC

You are right deefeez46waldorf pd are too lazy and say a big NO to everything. We have also requested for a disability shower in the ground floor…

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Drew01
Sep 12, 2015 11:17 pm
Drew01
James1985
James1985
12 September 2015

Inspector reccomending total brick rework - JGKing PCI Stage

Inspector reccomending total brick rework - JGKing PCI Stage
VIC

Morning all, Have been building a 42square build with JGKing since November14, and had our independent inspector though for PCI this week. He gave us a daming report,…

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James1985
Sep 12, 2015 3:18 pm
Our Honeywood Build
Our Honeywood Build
12 September 2015

Wellard Providence - Choice by projex, Awaiting PCI

Wellard Providence - Choice by projex, Awaiting PCI
WA
1, 2, 3

Wow this is the quickest build I've ever seen!! We are building in Providence in the coming months :) Congrats on the house and baby!

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Our Honeywood Build
Sep 12, 2015 12:58 am
Our Honeywood Build
Matt1
Matt1
11 September 2015

All bedrooms with ensuites!!!

All bedrooms with ensuites!!!
SA

We've just built a house with 8 bedrooms (ones a toy room for now) plus 5 bathrooms. 2 of the bathrooms are ensuites, another 1 is shared between 2 bedrooms (1 of which is…

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Matt1
Sep 11, 2015 9:01 pm
Matt1
Suezp
Suezp
11 September 2015

Putting the package together - Paint

Putting the package together - Paint
WA

Hi, Putting our package together for our first home build. We have had mixed messages regarding interior painting. Some places have suggested…

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Suezp
Sep 11, 2015 1:39 pm
Suezp
Suezp
11 September 2015

Intro and Title Delays

Intro and Title Delays
WA

Hi everyone, I'm new to this board but it seems like the place to be while building so I thought i would join. The whole building process…

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Suezp
Sep 11, 2015 1:37 pm
E563
E563
11 September 2015

Taylex Pricing Perth

Taylex Pricing Perth
WA

Thanks again Perth Euro

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E563
Sep 11, 2015 10:34 am
bashworth
bashworth
11 September 2015

Stroud Homes: Thoughts on this plan

Stroud Homes: Thoughts on this plan
QLD

I'm not a fan of the entry opening into the living area. If it was me I would have a wall separating them. Make sure you specify accoustic batts in the media room walls.

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bashworth
Sep 11, 2015 5:23 am
bashworth
TomCat
TomCat
11 September 2015

Commodore Homes building journey

Commodore Homes building journey
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hey, how's it going fullmoon? :D

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TomCat
Sep 11, 2015 12:46 am
TomCat
Choiceliving
Choiceliving
10 September 2015

Anyone building with Choice by Projex?

Anyone building with Choice by Projex?
WA

Hi Craig123, I am very sorry to hear you have had issues with your prestart and pricing. I believe our managing director has been in contact with you in regards to this.…

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Choiceliving
Sep 10, 2015 6:07 pm
questionable
questionable
10 September 2015

Hotondo homes feedback

Hotondo homes feedback
NSW

How did you go? Have you found a builder you are confident with?

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questionable
Sep 10, 2015 5:16 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
10 September 2015

DJ & Toni's HGWA paint work

DJ & Toni's HGWA paint work
WA
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Looking for some feedback.....we have always been unsure about the paint job HGWA did for us. For one thing , the colour of our interior does not…

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Beazley77
Sep 10, 2015 4:09 pm
Beazley77
MrsMaccaPacca
MrsMaccaPacca
10 September 2015

building in Lakelands, WA with HGWA

building in Lakelands, WA with HGWA
WA
1, 2, 3

That's awesome news!! I cant wait to see it all come together then! January isn't that far away, it will go quick :)

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MrsMaccaPacca
Sep 10, 2015 2:32 pm
MrsMaccaPacca
Ponzu
Ponzu
10 September 2015

Late Completion of Building-Question

Late Completion of Building-Question
VIC

they will knock it off the final price. You'll get the "cash" difference when you draw your final payment, and ask the bank to make the cheque out for the final amount and…

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Ponzu
Sep 10, 2015 1:34 pm
Michony85
Michony85
10 September 2015

McDonald Jones Homes - Miami 16 Executive

McDonald Jones Homes - Miami 16 Executive
NSW

Hi Everyone, Hope this is the right place to post! We're looking at building a Miami 16 and can't decide between the facades. We were thinking of going with the Classic…

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Michony85
Sep 10, 2015 9:07 am
gazish
gazish
9 September 2015

Dennis Family Homes

Dennis Family Homes
VIC

Hey gengenm, What series are you looking at? Aspiration or Inspiration? We are building with DFH, infact did our color appt today. We are building Venetia 23 aspiration…

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gazish
Sep 09, 2015 10:12 pm
Our Honeywood Build
Our Honeywood Build
9 September 2015

feedback on plan?

feedback on plan?
WA
1, 2

Ah I see i see :) First Build, Commodore Homes, Honeywood, Wandi. viewtopic.php?t=77170

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Our Honeywood Build
Sep 09, 2015 10:01 pm
Our Honeywood Build

Here are a some photos from Saturday. I was a little excited because it's starting to look like a house now. They are expecting to finish brickwork this week. They better,…

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Fizzy Bubbles
Sep 09, 2015 2:27 pm
Fizzy Bubbles
Ponzu
Ponzu
9 September 2015

Initial deposit for builder

Initial deposit for builder
WA

Id go back over any documentation you signed when you paid the deposit to review if the deposit is stated as non-refundable. If its on paper, youll just have to wear it,…

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Ponzu
Sep 09, 2015 10:01 am
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TomCat
Sep 08, 2015 8:25 pm
TomCat
kyliebsmith
kyliebsmith
8 September 2015

do you like it ? i painted by myself...

do you like it ? i painted by myself...
QLD

There's no photo of the painting but the clock is cute

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kyliebsmith
Sep 08, 2015 4:38 pm
bridey
bridey
8 September 2015

Finding the right builder

Finding the right builder
WA

thanks for the advice. Havent bought the land yet so no commitmments im not purchasing anything unless i know i can walk away with a dream home

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bridey
Sep 08, 2015 11:47 am
Vik2015
Vik2015
8 September 2015

Question about having your own appliances in a project home

Question about having your own appliances in a project home
NSW

We would, except our builder is refusing to entertain that idea. They say that their insurance won't allow it. …

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Vik2015
Sep 08, 2015 7:42 am

Hi all, Building our first home in sunny Northern Rivers NSW. Thought I'd see if there was any last minute advice on our plans before they are sent to council for…

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kingsolutions
Sep 08, 2015 1:22 am
Liney
Liney
7 September 2015

Perth Building Inspectors

Perth Building Inspectors
WA

We never got one in time, I left it too late but our build was a straight forward pleasurable journey and PCI was simple.

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Liney
Sep 07, 2015 9:14 pm
Liney
mixz0r
mixz0r
7 September 2015

Dale Alcock | The Stoneleigh @ The Vines | Moved In!

Dale Alcock | The Stoneleigh @ The Vines | Moved In!
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Simmo - I don't quite get what you mean. Do you want to explain via a message?

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mixz0r
Sep 07, 2015 4:20 pm
mixz0r
nav12c
nav12c
7 September 2015

Young Homes

Young Homes
NSW

Any feedback on this builder?

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nav12c
Sep 07, 2015 3:09 pm
amandavee
amandavee
7 September 2015

Carlisle RIVA 29 - Clydevale Clyde North

Carlisle RIVA 29 - Clydevale Clyde North
VIC

Hellooo Helloo, I’m a long time stalker on here & have found a wealth of knowledge so far so thought why not start my own thread! We’re first home buyers and have…

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amandavee
Sep 07, 2015 2:45 pm
amandavee
rahul
rahul
7 September 2015

Grey Gum Estate Kellyville

Grey Gum Estate Kellyville
NSW
1 ... 23, 24, 25

hi, First of all, apologies for jumping into this forum for something a bit unrelated. But since there are all Greygum future residents here, I thought of popping the…

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rahul
Sep 07, 2015 12:14 pm
Megera
Megera
6 September 2015

Building with simonds in willowvale, qld

Building with simonds in willowvale, qld
QLD

theres only 6 houses in our estate so far out of about 90 blocks, not many have sold which is odd since the land is so cheap in that…

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Megera
Sep 06, 2015 10:22 pm
Megera
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
6 September 2015

Sign the contract then we'll tell you how much it costs

Sign the contract then we'll tell you how much it costs
NSW

Can I add there are builders out there like ours, no deposit taken, contract not signed till all correct and only paid any money on first…

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Leksie5000
Sep 06, 2015 7:07 pm
gablesrocks
gablesrocks
6 September 2015

Custom build Sydney. ICF, Hebel or brick?

Custom build Sydney. ICF, Hebel or brick?
NSW

Hi Jon, We are looking to build as well and are going through a similar process. What did you choose in the end? Look forward to hearing from u.

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gablesrocks
Sep 06, 2015 3:21 pm
Dream_Catchers
Dream_Catchers
6 September 2015

Kirsada's house, WA - New Pics 16/02

Kirsada's house, WA - New Pics 16/02
WA
1 ... 46, 47, 48

I came to see this thread for inspiration and the images have disappeared... Bugger!!

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Dream_Catchers
Sep 06, 2015 12:22 am
Dream_Catchers
julia1301
julia1301
5 September 2015

jg king memphis

jg king memphis
VIC

How did you go jimmyk, are you still looking to build the memphis?

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julia1301
Sep 05, 2015 2:50 pm
julia1301



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