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deluded
deluded
26 February 2015

Alfresco orientation vs open space dilemma - please help

Alfresco orientation vs open space dilemma - please help
VIC

I would go with the western side, just need to think about summer and the heat. Will you have a lot of heat to move and will you get the evening easterly breeze...

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deluded
Feb 26, 2015 6:45 pm
Splice
Splice
25 February 2015

Is a Final Progress Payment Final ??

Is a Final Progress Payment Final ??
NSW

I've left a message with a solicitor to get their opinion but am still waiting for them to return my call :( I'm now thinking that even if I have the law on my side I've…

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Splice
Feb 25, 2015 8:30 pm
mairy
mairy
25 February 2015

cancelling a build contract

cancelling a build contract
SA

Hi I was wondering if you ended up cancelling your contract and if so what happened? im in a similar situation and I can not find the right answers. Please reply, I will…

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mairy
Feb 25, 2015 4:46 pm
QuarumNibblet
QuarumNibblet
25 February 2015

Builder reneges on handover date

Builder reneges on handover date
NSW

Rule number one I've discovered is never believe any date the builder tells you, ever. Of course, this doesn't help you much in your current situation but the only way to…

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QuarumNibblet
Feb 25, 2015 1:48 pm
QuarumNibblet
Jewen
Jewen
25 February 2015

Calling neighbours in Mapleton Grove, Kellyville

Calling neighbours in Mapleton Grove, Kellyville
NSW

Hi Guys! We are buidling our new home in Mapleton Grove, North Kellyville. Hopefully we can move in before December this year. Just wanna see anyone is also building there…

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Jewen
Feb 25, 2015 12:09 pm
EmmaW84
EmmaW84
25 February 2015

Signed Sep 14' still NO site start

Signed Sep 14' still NO site start
VIC
1, 2

Thank you I will get on to it and have a look at the Domestic Building Act contract and try and get some ammo to launch my attack....

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EmmaW84
Feb 25, 2015 11:19 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 February 2015

Granny Flat in Sydney

Granny Flat in Sydney
NSW

Knowing where you are is a good start. No use recommending a builder in Palm beach if you live in Campbelltown. Stewie

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Stewie D
Feb 25, 2015 7:14 am
Gilbert106
Gilbert106
25 February 2015

Internal door colour

Internal door colour
WA

Thank you for all your replies :) We have decided to go with feather dawn also.

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Gilbert106
Feb 24, 2015 11:14 pm
Gilbert106
archetto
archetto
24 February 2015

Exterior Grey Colour Scheme Advice - Colorbond Basalt

Exterior Grey Colour Scheme Advice - Colorbond Basalt
QLD

Thank you :) I just checked and we did the gutter to match colour bond Basalt and the fascia to match colour bond Dune

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archetto
Feb 24, 2015 10:09 pm
archetto
Simoricho
Simoricho
24 February 2015

Building a new house

Building a new house
SA

Hi everyone, this is my first forum post. I am in the process of finding a builder in Adelaide, and would just like to hear any feedback, good or bad on builders. I have…

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Simoricho
Feb 24, 2015 7:25 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
24 February 2015

Best Synthetic Grass - PERTH

Best Synthetic Grass - PERTH
WA

Hi there, I’m after opinions on what people see as the best synthetic turf for landscaping back yard. I hear these lawns can get very hot underfoot so wondering how…

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Beazley77
Feb 24, 2015 5:10 pm
Beazley77
KateRG88
KateRG88
24 February 2015

Addison 24

Addison 24
VIC

Hey Mike, We are up to our tender with Carlsile, and have chosen Addison 26. Terrific floor plan and very bright and has a great flow running…

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KateRG88
Feb 24, 2015 3:29 pm
KateRG88
KateRG88
KateRG88
24 February 2015

Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC
VIC
1 ... 13, 14, 15

So how's everyone's builds going? We had a walk through this week with our site supervisor and were told we could be moved in about 5 weeks away!…

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KateRG88
Feb 24, 2015 3:24 pm
KateRG88
TheBigHouse
TheBigHouse
24 February 2015

Garage RL waffle pod slab

Garage RL waffle pod slab
VIC

So it's just a preference thing? I thought maybe you had heard some bad stories or something; waffle pod building around here having seemed to have…

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TheBigHouse
Feb 24, 2015 3:16 pm
Marmalade
Marmalade
24 February 2015

Unreasonable Estate Fencing Gudelines?

Unreasonable Estate Fencing Gudelines?
NSW

I'm revisiting this topic as there have been some developments. Yet again the developer wants changes made to the fencing (after it has been erected according to plans…

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Marmalade
Feb 24, 2015 10:45 am
NoIn
NoIn
23 February 2015

Impression homes Perth

Impression homes Perth
WA

Hi All I am in the process of building a house in Calleya Estate. For the last few weeks been talking to different builders and looking at house plans. Is there anyone…

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NoIn
Feb 23, 2015 10:56 pm
EmKaralyn
EmKaralyn
23 February 2015

Our Plantation Trinity Q2 QLD

Our Plantation Trinity Q2 QLD
QLD
1 ... 7, 8, 9

That's great! Thank you for that. We got a quote from carpet one Saturday which is a lot more reasonable for good quality carpets and timber laminate!! We'll go to…

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EmKaralyn
Feb 23, 2015 9:37 pm
EmKaralyn
maximus
maximus
23 February 2015

Torn between low-end architectural vs volume builder

Torn between low-end architectural vs volume builder
VIC

I had a good experience with a custom builder. They used a subcontract designer and were efficient with completing the build (6 months) after council approval. Just do…

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maximus
Feb 23, 2015 9:22 pm
maximus
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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 23, 2015 5:48 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
angela83
angela83
23 February 2015

Caddens - Cadda Ridge Drive, acoustic requirments

Caddens - Cadda Ridge Drive, acoustic requirments
NSW

Hi kinroh I sent you a pm i believe not sure if you got it as im new to this site. Ang

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angela83
Feb 23, 2015 5:13 pm
THELIZARDS
THELIZARDS
23 February 2015

Building in The Glades, Icaria Stage 1A. Western Australia

Building in The Glades, Icaria Stage 1A. Western Australia
WA

Here is our plan, https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=D ... hoto%2cjpg Started as The Positano. Made the theater bigger and 31c, made a recess that will have black…

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THELIZARDS
Feb 23, 2015 12:57 pm
joea
joea
23 February 2015

Bushfire Levy

Bushfire Levy
VIC

Here's a link to some information regarding sarking. http://aibs.businesscatalyst.com/announ ...…

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joea
Feb 23, 2015 12:28 pm
joea
MalSannie
MalSannie
23 February 2015

Building on a rear strata lot

Building on a rear strata lot
WA
1, 2, 3

BMWorld you've probably done this now long ago - sorry I've not been around earlier. I've heard it is much cheaper to do this as part of the build rather than afterwards…

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MalSannie
Feb 23, 2015 1:01 am
MalSannie
bpratt
bpratt
22 February 2015

Landscape Plan ...Help

Landscape Plan ...Help
WA

Probably better posted in the landscape section... I'm sure some who visit these forums that can help you, might not be bothered with this particular section. Report your…

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bpratt
Feb 22, 2015 10:45 pm
bashworth
bashworth
22 February 2015

New project builder Promotion for 2015 - sydney

New project builder Promotion for 2015 - sydney
NSW

Basically all builders make the same margin on new houses and the marketing promotions is just a way to try and get you to sign faster, See

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bashworth
Feb 22, 2015 3:52 pm
bashworth
Beazley77
Beazley77
22 February 2015

Red Bricks, white roof .....

Red Bricks, white roof .....
WA

Hi everyone, so we are building a new home in Bicton, WA. Right now we are building with National Homes, but it has been 6 months and we have not…

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Beazley77
Feb 22, 2015 1:28 am
Beazley77
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Natalie92
Feb 22, 2015 12:03 am
Natalie92
Kaylajanexx
Kaylajanexx
21 February 2015

H&L packages in Ballarat / surrounding area

H&L packages in Ballarat / surrounding area
VIC

Check out Yorkdale estate in Delacombe, not too far from Sebastopol. If you have any other questions let me know. I haven't built but I live nearby the area.

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Kaylajanexx
Feb 21, 2015 8:33 pm
deluded
deluded
21 February 2015

Demolition! Help

Demolition! Help
NSW

hi ... you can hire fence until your builder can put in their fence. they should provide you with info on insurance etc along with their quote ... I've only demo once so…

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deluded
Feb 21, 2015 7:52 pm
nrh157
nrh157
21 February 2015

Building close to an existing fence?

Building close to an existing fence?
WA

You might find the neighbors will have an easement on their property that will allow you access to put the slab/footings in. It will be extremely difficult for brickies to…

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nrh157
Feb 21, 2015 2:40 pm
nrh157
EmmaW84
EmmaW84
21 February 2015

WIRs, Flooring, Double Basins & TV Points...

WIRs, Flooring, Double Basins & TV Points...
VIC

Thanks TraceyWayne. 1. I shall research the differences btw Vinyl and Bamboo thanks 2. Credit is poor I think $180 3. I agree, the issue now is I wonder if 2 sinks would…

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EmmaW84
Feb 21, 2015 1:07 pm
joea
joea
21 February 2015

Bridging Loans or Relocation loan?

Bridging Loans or Relocation loan?
QLD

Sorry I don't have the knowledge or expertise to anwser this but it's probably best to post this in the finance section. You will get more responses there.

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joea
Feb 21, 2015 7:52 am
joea
JMCL
JMCL
21 February 2015

Celebration homes - Landon - in Seascapes, Halls Head

Celebration homes - Landon - in Seascapes, Halls Head
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Becky, How is the house going? Are you loving being in your own home? Hope you've got your painting sorted out now or perhaps even finished if you have had time?…

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JMCL
Feb 21, 2015 2:19 am
bluemarg
bluemarg
20 February 2015

Affordable Architectural designs

Affordable Architectural designs
QLD

Hi Forg, The plans would be a starting point that could then be modified to suit your brief/budget etc. Not starting from scratch would allow it be much more affordable…

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bluemarg
Feb 20, 2015 8:46 pm
bluemarg
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bashworth
Feb 20, 2015 8:06 pm
bashworth
Bonnie_p
Bonnie_p
20 February 2015

New house - Not allowed to supply my own tiles?

New house - Not allowed to supply my own tiles?
QLD

Can you take the tiling out of the contact and provide your own tiler? That way you can tell him which tile to lay? We are in a similar predicament. We hated all the…

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Bonnie_p
Feb 20, 2015 1:34 pm
Bonnie_p
MintoMa
MintoMa
20 February 2015

Has anyone building with Austec Homes Statewide Pty Ltd

Has anyone building with Austec Homes Statewide Pty Ltd
NSW

Wondering if anyone has built or been building with Austec Homes? They seem nice on our initial few visits, hope stays the same moving forward. We are still on very early…

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MintoMa
Feb 20, 2015 1:17 pm
MamtaSaini
MamtaSaini
20 February 2015

Quakers hill IVY

Quakers hill IVY
NSW

Anyone, planning to build here?

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MamtaSaini
Feb 20, 2015 11:52 am
klaguerta
klaguerta
20 February 2015

Vandalized Plaster Wall Repair

Vandalized Plaster Wall Repair
VIC

UPDATE: house got vandalized again, more plaster damages this time ::sad:: but builder assured us they'll replace whole sheets on all of them

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klaguerta
Feb 20, 2015 9:08 am
klaguerta
TashPaul
TashPaul
20 February 2015

Tiles for front pillars

Tiles for front pillars
VIC

Hi everyone, we will be building with Ashford Homes in the outer east of Melbourne a bit later this year. The front facade of our house has (the seemingly obligatory) two…

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134
TashPaul
Feb 20, 2015 8:48 am
TashPaul
Athelas
Athelas
20 February 2015

cladding advice for new house

cladding advice for new house
VIC

$1m... ... Does that include land or not. Melbourne S.E, let me guess, you are building in Mount/Glen Waverley. ;-)

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Athelas
Feb 20, 2015 6:30 am

Hi everyone! I am just hoping to get some advice from members in this group. I am a bit concerned about the windows in my house that is currently under construction. I…

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johngon79
Feb 19, 2015 11:20 pm
tj9630
tj9630
19 February 2015

Plantation Homes Soho & Breakthrough Series

Plantation Homes Soho & Breakthrough Series
QLD

Tj9630, Peter Griffin is in the process of building his house yet the total price is still $240k. We have also allowed an extra $5k for site…

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tj9630
Feb 19, 2015 9:10 pm
building-expert
building-expert
19 February 2015

Extra pipe in a slab?

Extra pipe in a slab?
SA

You have problems, act quickly

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building-expert
Feb 19, 2015 11:25 am
building-expert
dannislade
dannislade
19 February 2015

brickwork issue around windows - opinion please...

brickwork issue around windows - opinion please...
NSW

i would be more inclined to ask about water proofing your frames, i thought they have to put building paper or starking (something like that) over your ply board on your…

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dannislade
Feb 18, 2015 11:02 pm
1rocky
1rocky
18 February 2015

Builder's kitchen contractor no longer in contact

Builder's kitchen contractor no longer in contact
NSW

good news all the best for the remaining of your build

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1rocky
Feb 18, 2015 8:11 pm
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alyise_
Feb 18, 2015 4:29 pm
Shaje
Shaje
18 February 2015

Land with fill

Land with fill

Thank you for the useful links Bashworth. Lots of helpful information on that site. Insider I will have to read the report again (and show it to someone qualified) but…

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Shaje
Feb 18, 2015 6:28 am
Dukecaddy
Dukecaddy
17 February 2015

Temporary Blinds

Temporary Blinds
VIC

I bought a box from Ezy Blind, no problems with them and about a 5 day delivery.

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Dukecaddy
Feb 17, 2015 6:36 pm
Dukecaddy


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