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bluesteel
bluesteel
2 June 2015

Pre contract signing stage- house build-advice needed

Pre contract signing stage- house build-advice needed
VIC

Looks good, did you think of swapping laundry around so washer/ plumbing is against bathroom,so bedroom 2 is quieter? The garage remote and wall sconces seem expensive,…

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bluesteel
Jun 02, 2015 5:04 pm
bluesteel
oneJohn
oneJohn
2 June 2015

Home hub/network and theatre wiring

Home hub/network and theatre wiring
NSW

The cost of materials isn't much, but there is the labour of running the cabling, the consultant time while you work all the layout out, and also the warranty liability…

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oneJohn
Jun 02, 2015 9:12 am
oneJohn
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
2 June 2015

Any final suggestions on our plans?

Any final suggestions on our plans?

Depending on how many kids you have I would look at making bed4 the kids retreat and the kids retreat down stairs…

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Perth_Euro
Jun 02, 2015 7:35 am
corygee
corygee
1 June 2015

Structural changes w/ Porter Davis (advice please)

Structural changes w/ Porter Davis (advice please)
VIC

Thank you all for your advice. Yes, this is a single storey home. Checking the measurements we are only looking at gaining 5-10cm space to the toilet, plus additional…

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corygee
Jun 01, 2015 11:15 pm
corygee
mike9lite
mike9lite
1 June 2015

Buying and building with Jandson Homes - Jordan Springs

Buying and building with Jandson Homes - Jordan Springs
NSW

I guess this is like a blog for my first home. Brick selection done - 30/05/2015 - blackbutt - brick - phoenix- roof - black - windows - beige - gutter - ??? - garage…

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mike9lite
Jun 01, 2015 10:59 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
1 June 2015

Slab issues

Slab issues
WA

crack is fine, tell us more about these lumps?

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rebuilder86
Jun 01, 2015 10:38 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
1 June 2015

Making changes to plans

Making changes to plans
SA

One of the issues with the vogue is that it's quite wide, and hard to use the centre space. The idea of the retreat is to fill up some area that doesn't have access to…

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oneJohn
Jun 01, 2015 10:19 pm
oneJohn
EmmaJamie
EmmaJamie
1 June 2015

Anyone laid Belga grey tiles

Anyone laid Belga grey tiles
ACT

Hi all... Just wondering if anyone has photos of Belga Grey tiles from Beaumont laid in a large area. We are building a 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom 2 living area house and want…

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EmmaJamie
Jun 01, 2015 9:33 pm
mellyfrank24
mellyfrank24
1 June 2015

Building New House in TAS - Help with brick and colourbond

Building New House in TAS - Help with brick and colourbond
TAS

Thanks onejohn I think we are going to go with dune. I'm trying to post a pic of the front of the house, but this is new to me so not sure how to post a pic. Lol

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mellyfrank24
Jun 01, 2015 8:19 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
1 June 2015

Provincial Facade

Provincial Facade
VIC

It depends on what you have in mind. When builders talk about facade options, they usually involve much more than just the finish on the front wall. They often change…

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oneJohn
Jun 01, 2015 2:49 pm
oneJohn
light487
light487
1 June 2015

Building with Clarendon Homes - Site Supervisor

Building with Clarendon Homes - Site Supervisor
NSW

Dunno.. probably easier to ask over in the Clarendon Homes thread itself: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=48073

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light487
Jun 01, 2015 2:44 pm
light487
MoncrieffMan
MoncrieffMan
1 June 2015

Building in Moncrieff (ACT)

Building in Moncrieff (ACT)
ACT
1, 2, 3, 4

Yes we have made provisions, I've got cabling to every TV (I've got servers) and have the Nbn in the NHP. Yeah last I heard is our stage 3 east will be ready by October,…

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MoncrieffMan
Jun 01, 2015 1:26 pm
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bluesteel
Jun 01, 2015 2:38 am
bluesteel
Nyssa+Lachlan
Nyssa+Lachlan
31 May 2015

Our Simonds Palisade in Geelong, VIC

Our Simonds Palisade in Geelong, VIC
VIC

Hi, we're building the same house with some changes! Do you mind telling me how much the extra wide dining room doors were to upgrade?

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Nyssa+Lachlan
May 31, 2015 10:13 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan
Decka
Decka
31 May 2015

Builder not providing quote?

Builder not providing quote?
WA

Sorry for late reply I ended up with Highbury Homes

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Decka
May 31, 2015 10:00 pm
Decka
bluesteel
bluesteel
31 May 2015

NEED SOME ADVICE

NEED SOME ADVICE
NSW

I think OP means moroka - the rougher finish than render and what greys would suit. I think tile manufacturers need to make more light coloured choices available,…

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bluesteel
May 31, 2015 8:58 pm
bluesteel
Mahalia27
Mahalia27
31 May 2015

Standard height for light switches

Standard height for light switches
SA

Thanks everyone! Will try your tip Stewie and see where it suggests

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Mahalia27
May 31, 2015 3:39 pm
knyght
knyght
31 May 2015

Porter Davis Charlton

Porter Davis Charlton
VIC

You're welcome. Hope it helps. I know building can be a daunting thing. And these forums don't help keep a build in budget haha. Best of luck again

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knyght
May 31, 2015 12:46 pm
Shirokuma
Shirokuma
31 May 2015

Building with Blackett Homes - Canberra

Building with Blackett Homes - Canberra
ACT

Thanks, where did you build, is it two storey? How long was the build process We built in Bonner. Single storey. We were in exactly 5 months after they…

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Shirokuma
May 31, 2015 3:02 am
Kazmi
Kazmi
30 May 2015

Bell River Homes Schofields.

Bell River Homes Schofields.
NSW

Hi Chutchen, I haven't get land. they are going to update me in 2-3 weeks.if they have some thing available in Schofields. Where you got the land ? in same Oakland Estate…

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Kazmi
May 30, 2015 9:50 pm
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monalisa
May 30, 2015 9:04 pm
monalisa
TomCat
TomCat
30 May 2015

Building in Sydney

Building in Sydney
NSW

Me too. We're building two story 37sq + alfresco that's not short of inclusions (2.7 ceilings, floor-ceiling wet area tiles, stone benchtops throughout, huge ensuite with…

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TomCat
May 30, 2015 6:59 pm
TomCat
TomCat
TomCat
30 May 2015

Building the Simonds Avalon in the Springwood Estate, SA

Building the Simonds Avalon in the Springwood Estate, SA
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Here here! Hope all's well and you've been able to push your dates back.

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TomCat
May 30, 2015 5:51 pm
TomCat

Dulux Soft Dove is a light and slightly warm grey. It should work well against surfmist for a light look. It's the fence colour in this…

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oneJohn
May 30, 2015 9:47 am
oneJohn

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Catbrad2
May 29, 2015 11:34 pm
michelle1980
michelle1980
29 May 2015

Masterton Trend Facade and External Colour Schemes

Masterton Trend Facade and External Colour Schemes
NSW

Hi We have just paid our $3900 and have to select our external colours for a trend facade and we are STRUGGLING! We are in a coastal area of the illawarra and looking…

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michelle1980
May 29, 2015 9:52 pm
mandy+steve
mandy+steve
29 May 2015

Settlement Issues help!!

Settlement Issues help!!
QLD

You have three days grace without penalties hope that helps

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mandy+steve
May 29, 2015 9:45 pm
mandy+steve
explore55
explore55
29 May 2015

Building on a narrow block (10 m frontage), recommendations?

Building on a narrow block (10 m frontage), recommendations?
NSW

I am taking wisdom's como 17 design as base which can fit on 10m frontage

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explore55
May 29, 2015 8:39 pm
Jdvee
Jdvee
29 May 2015

Bletchley Park Build

Bletchley Park Build
WA
1, 2

Bit of a thread revival! You still around? Looks like you're in the home from what I have seen... how's it all going/been? :)

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Jdvee
May 29, 2015 8:27 pm
Forg
Forg
29 May 2015

Alkira Homes Elyse 15 Sydney Northern Beaches

Alkira Homes Elyse 15 Sydney Northern Beaches
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

No, you'll get all new. We had the same, everything had been superseded; in fact the ordering guy at Alkira was happy to order a cooktop more…

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Forg
May 29, 2015 7:48 pm
EmmaW84
EmmaW84
29 May 2015

How can I achieve this picture?

How can I achieve this picture?
VIC

oneJohn unfortunately I think the levels are not the same, we have a little bit of fall but not as much as both pictures. So two different greyish coloured exposed…

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EmmaW84
May 29, 2015 5:52 pm
TraceyWayne
TraceyWayne
29 May 2015

Anticon for raked ceilings? ?

Anticon for raked ceilings? ?
WA

I agree, having anticon 75mm for whole ceiling including raked.

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TraceyWayne
May 29, 2015 12:05 pm
TraceyWayne
ShannaLK
ShannaLK
29 May 2015

First Home Owner Grant (New Homes) scheme - NSW

First Home Owner Grant (New Homes) scheme - NSW
NSW

JamisonMac I'd be calling your broker to chase it up, if you submitted the paperwork through them

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ShannaLK
May 29, 2015 12:02 pm
ShannaLK
Ponzu
Ponzu
29 May 2015

Rookie Home Builder needs advice on land vs home size

Rookie Home Builder needs advice on land vs home size
WA

I'm not sure if ponzu is in WA? You'll be hard pushed to find a block that cheap anywhere in metro Perth. I think the suggestion above for…

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Ponzu
May 29, 2015 11:32 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
29 May 2015

Building Contract - Structural Changes

Building Contract - Structural Changes
NSW

Hi Aussieinvestor I guess the question is what changes and at what cost? Generally these Structural changes are usually unforeseen, eg, foundations/footings, code…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 29, 2015 10:31 am
StructuralBIMGuy
exstatic
exstatic
29 May 2015

Query on PRIVATE OPEN SPACE REG. 421

Query on PRIVATE OPEN SPACE REG. 421
VIC

Thanks MrsRose - i've asked Mainvue to come up with alternative options for us.

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exstatic
May 29, 2015 9:54 am
jillybug
jillybug
29 May 2015

has anybody built with mega homes??

has anybody built with mega homes??
VIC

Hi Cass I replied to your PM hope you received it

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jillybug
May 29, 2015 8:33 am
jillybug

Building a tesla 24 with wisdom homes

Building a tesla 24 with wisdom homes
NSW

Oh wow... Thank you so much, Hoping to do high ceilings it just opens up the rooms so much. Feel free to forward any other pics. Love to see more. Also I'm interested to…

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Haleyanddaniel_home
May 29, 2015 1:14 am
aloenyx
aloenyx
28 May 2015

Accepting the tender on the day or taking home to review??

Accepting the tender on the day or taking home to review??
NSW

This tender process is confusing to me. I'm sure someone else had a similar situation, where they were offered a bonus to sign on the day, but didn't and were still able…

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aloenyx
May 28, 2015 7:35 pm
aloenyx
priscia2104
priscia2104
28 May 2015

Shower Niche help- single brick; can it be done?

Shower Niche help- single brick; can it be done?
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

We are having them in all 3 of our bathrooms. Our builder, Rawson, does them for free. Macdonald Jones charges $190.00 for them. $600 is a…

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priscia2104
May 28, 2015 4:51 pm
priscia2104
41202
41202
27 May 2015

easement setback

easement setback
VIC

You might need to chech the max % of the space on your block you can build on, which is a council requirement. For ex you can only build on 50%…

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41202
May 27, 2015 11:57 pm
41202
oneJohn
oneJohn
27 May 2015

House Plan

House Plan
WA

It looks quite a nice plan. There's quite a bit in there for the total 315m2. If that master bedroom is 5m wide plus the robe and ensuite, then I'd take some of that…

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oneJohn
May 27, 2015 9:54 pm
oneJohn
Charlie Hustle
Charlie Hustle
27 May 2015

Experiences with Blueprint Homes

Experiences with Blueprint Homes
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

We are getting our own solar HWS done haha but hey hopefully some other perks could come up that we will get!

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Charlie Hustle
May 27, 2015 3:14 pm
Charlie Hustle
asif
asif
27 May 2015

TheGrange MarsdenPark

TheGrange MarsdenPark
NSW

Hi There, anyone bought a land and house package at TheGrange- MarsdenPark? has any idea about the area good/bad in terms of Price and nearby options?

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asif
May 27, 2015 2:28 pm
joannek
joannek
27 May 2015

Health risk with plantation shutters??

Health risk with plantation shutters??
VIC

My local blinds store only imports their plantation shutters from China. It put me off a little and I didn't end up getting them. If I found ones made in Australia, eco…

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joannek
May 27, 2015 2:09 am
gandn
gandn
26 May 2015

Custom Designed House in Settlers Run

Custom Designed House in Settlers Run
VIC

Wonders if it was the same window company we had problems with???

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gandn
May 26, 2015 10:50 pm
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
26 May 2015

Site Works - Whats involved?

Site Works - Whats involved?
WA

Never came back to update for the earlier posters. We ended up doing Earthworks through our building company, Activa Developments. Washingtons actually did the job. (Same…

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Perth_Euro
May 26, 2015 10:30 pm
kikihome
kikihome
26 May 2015

share your experience with Planbuild Builders (QLD)

share your experience with Planbuild Builders (QLD)
QLD

Really? What area did you build and what sort of issues did you have with planbuild? Ty

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kikihome
May 26, 2015 10:08 pm
kikihome


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