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rmjose18
rmjose18
17 July 2015

Anybody need soil?

Anybody need soil?
NSW

does anyone know of any contacts who would take soil.

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rmjose18
Jul 17, 2015 11:05 am
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Katty_cat
Jul 17, 2015 10:44 am
mandy+steve
mandy+steve
17 July 2015

Our Hollywood III with Highbury Homes

Our Hollywood III with Highbury Homes
WA

Rachalex have you chosen tiles? We're dying to see some photos!

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mandy+steve
Jul 17, 2015 1:03 am
mandy+steve
rhoean
rhoean
16 July 2015

m3 residential 10 months building

m3 residential 10 months building
WA

10 months and had enough have had to go to the building commission now they've been very good though and its not as difficult as we thought. Have booked another…

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rhoean
Jul 16, 2015 11:38 pm
Joker
Joker
16 July 2015

Henley Mainvue Behind the scenes

Henley Mainvue Behind the scenes
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Joker, my guess is that…

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Joker
Jul 16, 2015 11:34 pm
Canberra_gal
Canberra_gal
16 July 2015

Brick selection - Austral Wilderness Range

Brick selection - Austral Wilderness Range
NSW

We have ended up selecting the PGH Espresso - it has a bit more variation in it compared to Austral's wilderness range, which we also looked at. But that's because we like…

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Canberra_gal
Jul 16, 2015 10:27 pm
Canberra_gal
Joker
Joker
16 July 2015

Metricon Flooring Dilemmas

Metricon Flooring Dilemmas
NSW

Good on you standing your ground, you will benefit , as I agree scotia so so ugly on any wood floor.

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Joker
Jul 16, 2015 8:34 pm
Yarborough
Yarborough
16 July 2015

Hotondo homes feedback

Hotondo homes feedback
NSW

Hi, can't speak about Hotondo, but we've had a pretty good experience with TaylorMade who are nearly finished what will be our first home in Cameron Park. Everything is…

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Yarborough
Jul 16, 2015 4:46 pm
Yarborough
Matt1
Matt1
16 July 2015

Cost on TV antenna in new build seems high?

Cost on TV antenna in new build seems high?
QLD

I paid $550 for a UHF antenna, masthead amplifier and install to 3 existing outlets in Sydney recently. This was good quality gear.

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Matt1
Jul 16, 2015 4:35 pm
Matt1
Jwalt
Jwalt
16 July 2015

dilla's place - we've got curtains!

dilla's place - we've got curtains!
1 ... 47, 48, 49

Hi Dilla, I know I'm a bit late to this thread party but I've just read 20 pages of 49 and it's a hilarious roller coaster ride! We are at 'waiting for title' stage, and…

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Jwalt
Jul 16, 2015 9:51 am
Jwalt
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llomas
Jul 16, 2015 9:08 am
llomas
archetto
archetto
15 July 2015

Time taken to build a double storey

Time taken to build a double storey
VIC

Our contract is 360 days, they said 9 months but it's more like 12 months

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archetto
Jul 15, 2015 10:53 pm
archetto
oneJohn
oneJohn
15 July 2015

3 smaller or 4 larger bedrooms?

3 smaller or 4 larger bedrooms?
NSW

As long as the bedrooms are over about 10m2 plus robes, then a 4br place will generally be worth more for resale or rental. Bear in mind that rather than a larger…

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oneJohn
Jul 15, 2015 8:21 pm
oneJohn
EmmaW84
EmmaW84
15 July 2015

Liquidated Damages and HIA Contract VIC

Liquidated Damages and HIA Contract VIC
VIC
1, 2

We have confirmed fence up and site scrape oct 31st, 260 days from this is July 17th :)

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EmmaW84
Jul 15, 2015 7:38 pm
vijaytee1
vijaytee1
15 July 2015

Going halves in new fencing

Going halves in new fencing
QLD

with timber fences we have had you tend to have the 'good side' on one fence line and a bad side' on the other isn't that normal? If one person…

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vijaytee1
Jul 15, 2015 7:16 pm
vijaytee1
Redliner
Redliner
14 July 2015

Aussie Country Home SELF BUILD

Aussie Country Home SELF BUILD
NSW

I am retired and essentially building my own 3 bedroom, two storey home by myself. Although never a commercial builder or tradie I WAS at one time a professional in the…

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Redliner
Jul 14, 2015 11:53 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
14 July 2015

Exterior color help

Exterior color help
QLD

dulux dieskau (walls) Colorbond monument (gutter/facia) Cant tell you roof, as its not our product but id second a guess at colorbond Dune

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rebuilder86
Jul 14, 2015 10:39 pm
bashworth
bashworth
14 July 2015

Driveway options

Driveway options
NSW

Hello, My builder didn't build the driveway, and I am on low budget now. Is it an option to do most of the work myself like levelling the…

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bashworth
Jul 14, 2015 8:56 pm
bashworth
jay patel
jay patel
14 July 2015

Render Dune, oyster Bricks and roof Monument can work

Render Dune, oyster Bricks and roof Monument can work
SA

thank you so much for your picture. actually i really like this bricks now. its looks amazing and your combinations are great ..

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jay patel
Jul 14, 2015 7:16 pm
AJW
AJW
14 July 2015

Brick colour choices & making a decision

Brick colour choices & making a decision
NSW

Must admit Sydney Blue wasn't too expensive either. $1500 for the whole house, but wife decided enough cost was enough. Even though a simple brick and brown reckon the…

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AJW
Jul 14, 2015 3:16 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
14 July 2015

Building a new house - where to start?

Building a new house - where to start?
NSW

Overall, I don't think it matters too much which part of the house you start with, as it ends up being iterative: you revisit your early decisions in the light of other…

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oneJohn
Jul 14, 2015 1:51 pm
oneJohn
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
14 July 2015

Surfmist vs white for windows, garage door and fascia

Surfmist vs white for windows, garage door and fascia
NSW
1, 2

I'm another surfmist fan, my house has surfmist roof with cream brick and white shutters and it looks fine. ::smile:: I think you will be very happy with your choice!

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Treeseachanger
Jul 14, 2015 12:12 pm
bashworth
bashworth
13 July 2015

Build my house (rental & living)

Build my house (rental & living)
VIC

Most modern estates have Development Guidelines limiting the build to a single house on a block. (see http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2012/07/dev ... guidlines/) If you want…

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bashworth
Jul 13, 2015 10:44 pm
bashworth
goody59
goody59
13 July 2015

Iseekblinds.com.au

Iseekblinds.com.au
VIC

Hi, my wife and I visited the showroom of iseekblinds.com.au in Thomastown, Melbourne today. Mike and his team were very friendly and showed us some great products. We…

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goody59
Jul 13, 2015 5:02 pm
goody59
tal09
tal09
13 July 2015

Noosa 29 - Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Noosa 29 - Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi Katie - how did PCI and handover go? Do you have photos?

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tal09
Jul 13, 2015 4:03 pm
tal09
Beazley77
Beazley77
13 July 2015

Feedback & comment on neighbors application

Feedback & comment on neighbors application
WA

I'd say no. Their habitable room should be 1m from the boundary to enable you to maintain your amenity at your entrance. I'd they are on the north side is also say being…

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Beazley77
Jul 13, 2015 12:20 pm
Beazley77
frozenflame
frozenflame
13 July 2015

Building with Everyday Homes

Building with Everyday Homes
NSW

Hi All, Has anyone build a home with Everyday Homes? Is the finishing good? ANy problem you have with the house build by them? Cheers.

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frozenflame
Jul 13, 2015 10:16 am
leighton
leighton
13 July 2015

Custom builders vs Project builders

Custom builders vs Project builders
QLD

In some ways custom builders can be cheaper. This can easily be the case when the custom builder designs and builds the home to suit the site rather than just providing a…

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leighton
Jul 13, 2015 9:56 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
13 July 2015

Building contract: to sign or not to sign

Building contract: to sign or not to sign
NSW

The contour lines should be shown on the site plan and they are important in that sense, of course. You use them to show location, extent, and depth of excavation. From…

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leighton
Jul 13, 2015 9:49 am
leighton
goody59
goody59
13 July 2015

private inspector

private inspector
VIC

The opinions are spot on…

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goody59
Jul 13, 2015 9:47 am
goody59
liquidnitro
liquidnitro
12 July 2015

New home build - incorrect windows installed in bathroom

New home build - incorrect windows installed in bathroom
ACT

Thank you all for the responses. I too will probably see this as an annoyance (I've been allocated the affected sink by the wife)! And just looks like a design flaw for…

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liquidnitro
Jul 12, 2015 5:45 pm
Joker
Joker
12 July 2015

Building on a sloping block in NE suburbs of Melbourne

Building on a sloping block in NE suburbs of Melbourne
VIC

Just finished a build with 7metre fall over 35 metre distance from high back to front of block, doesnt have to be split level, has ours is double garage with laundry and…

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Joker
Jul 12, 2015 3:46 pm
leighton
leighton
12 July 2015

KRB: Sloping block build, Pascoe Vale

KRB: Sloping block build, Pascoe Vale
VIC

PVBuild How did you go with the soil test results? Typical?

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leighton
Jul 12, 2015 2:32 pm
leighton
wood bang
wood bang
12 July 2015

Trouble with builder during pre-contract stage

Trouble with builder during pre-contract stage
VIC

You should request for an industry standard contract

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wood bang
Jul 12, 2015 9:30 am
wood bang
kpeiris
kpeiris
11 July 2015

alfresco extension raft slab

alfresco extension raft slab
VIC

hi my builder putting a raft slab, sans for alfresco , when i asked him he told will put some croncrete there as well . for alfresco not as same raft slab . what u guys…

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kpeiris
Jul 12, 2015 12:22 am
bashworth
bashworth
11 July 2015

Should appliances be installed prior or after moving in?

Should appliances be installed prior or after moving in?
VIC

It's fairly normal to fit them on the handover day. . . otherwise they could well get stolen. Too many people will know the appliances are in the house and know the…

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bashworth
Jul 11, 2015 9:12 pm
bashworth
Bonnie21
Bonnie21
11 July 2015

First Home Buyers in Googong - Need assistance

First Home Buyers in Googong - Need assistance
ACT

Check out www.beforeyoubuild.net.au They might be able you with your building especially choosing a builder and going through your contract before you sign it. They are…

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Bonnie21
Jul 11, 2015 5:30 pm
zobel.einat
zobel.einat
11 July 2015

Anyone building at Eden Grange Riverstone?

Anyone building at Eden Grange Riverstone?
NSW
1 ... 46, 47, 48

Hello everyone and nice to meet. Good to know that there are groups in this forum and Facebook as well :). We will build Manchester 23 at lot 211. Can't wait to get the…

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zobel.einat
Jul 11, 2015 10:18 am
Jonooo
Jonooo
10 July 2015

Home Build - Feedback please

Home Build - Feedback please
WA

One other thing we found important talking to friends in real estate and thinking about it more carefully is the three way main bathroom. This is more guest friendly and…

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Jonooo
Jul 10, 2015 11:57 pm
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StarGirlStar
Jul 10, 2015 11:06 pm
StarGirlStar
claremont35_2015
claremont35_2015
10 July 2015

Fire Levy at Forsyth Park

Fire Levy at Forsyth Park
VIC

There is no Fire Levy at Forsyth Park.. They did the same to me. .I checked the Gov website and the lot was out of fire zone..

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claremont35_2015
Jul 10, 2015 9:39 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
10 July 2015

Floor plan help!

Floor plan help!

I think you need to post the plan as is, to maximize your chances of helpful ideas! :D

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Treeseachanger
Jul 10, 2015 6:05 pm
icywater
icywater
10 July 2015

Downlight installation cost?

Downlight installation cost?
WA

Are you buying down lights yourself? What brand did you go with? I will need the same number of light as yours.

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icywater
Jul 10, 2015 12:56 pm
icywater
gandn
gandn
10 July 2015

floor in the rain

floor in the rain
VIC

Any photos?

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gandn
Jul 10, 2015 12:18 pm
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
10 July 2015

ensuite and WIR opinions

ensuite and WIR opinions
TAS

Thanks for everyones help, I have decided to leave it as is - unsure why they said it would have to go through council if it's internal...... but I think there is pro's…

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nat_luke1
Jul 10, 2015 11:33 am
Orpheus
Orpheus
9 July 2015

Stacker door rebate

Stacker door rebate
VIC

Hmm, probably not I would think. Only option is to cut into the slab which may not be completely square? Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge! build thread -

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Orpheus
Jul 10, 2015 12:34 am
Orpheus
LaceyM
LaceyM
9 July 2015

Final handover for new house but still unhappy with ceiling

Final handover for new house but still unhappy with ceiling
SA

Is it a glancing light issue ? Do you have a raked ceiling and do you have down lights ? Play around and see if you can show us photos. Unfortunately that's going to be…

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LaceyM
Jul 09, 2015 11:25 pm
LaceyM
jodie63
jodie63
9 July 2015

Has anyone built with Premier Builders??

Has anyone built with Premier Builders??
VIC

We are looking at building & love their homes particularly the Esprit. Any advice or experiences u may have had would be appreciated.

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jodie63
Jul 09, 2015 9:35 pm
bigniqiu
bigniqiu
9 July 2015

House built higher than the design

House built higher than the design
VIC

Mine is a sloping block, so I cannot tell any difference with this 300mm at all.

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bigniqiu
Jul 09, 2015 2:35 pm
jferns
jferns
9 July 2015

Refund for aluminiun flyscreens?

Refund for aluminiun flyscreens?
VIC

Thank you Ilaeria for replying. I will double-check what the builder is including in the bushfire requirements.

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jferns
Jul 09, 2015 12:52 pm


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