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kgperth09
kgperth09
21 April 2015

Owner Earthworks - how much did you save

Owner Earthworks - how much did you save
WA

I just called the Building Commission and they said you only need a building licence if your building work needs building approval and the work is over $20k. So owner…

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kgperth09
Apr 21, 2015 11:33 am
ajansen
ajansen
21 April 2015

Stuck on facade/front elevation options - SOUTH facing.

Stuck on facade/front elevation options - SOUTH facing.
SA

Thank you all for your replies, you have confirmed what I was thinking, that the wider porch is much more welcoming. :)

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ajansen
Apr 21, 2015 10:22 am

We are also looking at one in the bedroom with both a bulkhead and a hilite window like that…

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Alexxdavid
Apr 21, 2015 9:48 am
paulmp
paulmp
20 April 2015

Our first build - HGWA - South West

Our first build - HGWA - South West
WA

I'm looking more at putting it between the laundry and ensuite, but that is an option too. I'll post up the sketches I've done so far soon.

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paulmp
Apr 20, 2015 9:34 pm
paulmp
TraceyWayne
TraceyWayne
20 April 2015

First Home.. iDesign Builders on sloped block. Yeppoon, QLD.

First Home.. iDesign Builders on sloped block. Yeppoon, QLD.
QLD

Hey boony124, posting to follow another slope build. Hopefully things get underway for you soon

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TraceyWayne
Apr 20, 2015 9:26 pm
TraceyWayne
hachy
hachy
20 April 2015

Planning to build the Hickinbotham Cannes. Any advice?

Planning to build the Hickinbotham Cannes. Any advice?
SA

You should be able to get the price off of a consultant. Not sure if they have changed prices since we built in 2013 but our facade was $7500 it was one of the emerald ones.

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hachy
Apr 20, 2015 1:56 pm
hachy
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kaycee
Apr 20, 2015 1:08 pm
spamhamster
spamhamster
20 April 2015

Handover competed - Fire valves

Handover competed - Fire valves
QLD

Hi all, It's been 3 weeks since handover and currently in the progress of getting landscaping done. My neighbour this morning informed me that the fire valves (between…

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spamhamster
Apr 20, 2015 12:03 pm
Kristi_Aquilo
Kristi_Aquilo
20 April 2015

FHO - cost of completing a build and general advice

FHO - cost of completing a build and general advice
NSW

We're also building in stage 3, I'm currently very jealous of the builds underway in our stage. We went into council 2 weeks ago. Can't…

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Kristi_Aquilo
Apr 20, 2015 11:50 am
benhenri
benhenri
20 April 2015

Forsyth Park - Truganina

Forsyth Park - Truganina
VIC

My father in law just bought land in Forsyth park but it's not due to be titled till end of the year. Probably going to build with Henley or Mainvue…

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benhenri
Apr 20, 2015 1:28 am
Gunna
Gunna
19 April 2015

Footing Variation with controlled fill

Footing Variation with controlled fill
SA
1, 2

Have you questioned why it went to contract without a fixed price for slab? Did they only have an allowance set for the slab? I wouldn't consider our letter of tender…

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Gunna
Apr 19, 2015 7:55 pm
Kasiad
Kasiad
19 April 2015

Monaco after handover ~ Fairmont Homes ~ Front yard

Monaco after handover ~ Fairmont Homes ~ Front yard
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Hey did you do full strength wattyl dune render? It looks a lot darker then what a dune colour one roof would be etc. I received the final…

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Kasiad
Apr 19, 2015 5:05 pm
jands
jands
19 April 2015

1st Home - And some new news.

1st Home - And some new news.
VIC
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hi I would love to see how your aviary looks but the images aren't showing up? Thanks :)

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jands
Apr 19, 2015 12:40 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 April 2015

Building construction during rainy season in Melbourne

Building construction during rainy season in Melbourne
VIC

You might be an engineer but your opinions outside engineering are just layperson views. I am building expert and my opinions in…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 19, 2015 10:59 am
StructuralBIMGuy
reggie1
reggie1
19 April 2015

The handover is approaching!

The handover is approaching!

I just laid 96m2 of serfloor vinyl plank flooring. They have 8 different colours to choose from, they have a .7mm wear layer 30 year residential warranty and 15 year…

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reggie1
Apr 19, 2015 9:53 am
Skull
Skull
19 April 2015

Banksia Grove "red earth" blocks at front retaining walls

Banksia Grove "red earth" blocks at front retaining walls
WA

Any idea what color is between grey and "red earth" blocks - I thought this colour may be the "transition" colour from "red earth" to grey...

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Skull
Apr 19, 2015 12:43 am
oneJohn
oneJohn
18 April 2015

How does Builders Margin work

How does Builders Margin work
NSW

Just to make where the GST goes clearer, the equation is like this: Supplier cost after input credit: 1000 - 90.91 (1/11 gst) = 909.09 Supplier charges: 909.09 * 1.2 =…

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oneJohn
Apr 18, 2015 11:55 am
oneJohn
E563
E563
18 April 2015

brick and mortar issues

brick and mortar issues
NSW

I had this in the first house that I built. The bricks and mortar in the garage were horrendous. In the end, I got the builder to agree to render and paint the garage at…

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E563
Apr 18, 2015 9:32 am
Ponzu
Ponzu
18 April 2015

Bulkhead not plumb. Builder claims it's fine. Thoughts?

Bulkhead not plumb. Builder claims it's fine. Thoughts?
QLD

It's not hard they just don't want to do it. Don't take no for an answer, that's a shi1t job whichever way you look at it.

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Ponzu
Apr 18, 2015 9:09 am
yvonneh
yvonneh
18 April 2015

First Home in Ecco Ripley with Sekisui

First Home in Ecco Ripley with Sekisui
QLD
1, 2

Just popping in to see if you have a handover date yet. Exciting times!

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yvonneh
Apr 18, 2015 7:11 am
MrBee
MrBee
17 April 2015

Brisbane Building Inspector Recomendations

Brisbane Building Inspector Recomendations
QLD

We are drawing closer to practical completion and would like to engage a building inspector with a good reputation to act on our behalf and inspect prior to handover does…

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MrBee
Apr 17, 2015 5:18 pm
MrBee
jennewhite
jennewhite
17 April 2015

Building New Home

Building New Home
VIC

Hire an professional architect for building your new home that ensure your future home is builder protected. Before hiring you must know about your architect. 1. Valid…

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jennewhite
Apr 17, 2015 4:37 pm
jennewhite
Adam.M
Adam.M
17 April 2015

Next doors Builder dumping rubbish on our vacant lot. Help

Next doors Builder dumping rubbish on our vacant lot. Help
NSW

Pretty straight forward... Contact the builder. I have seen this solved most of the times and pretty quickly just by asking nicely. Say that you…

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Adam.M
Apr 17, 2015 3:57 pm
mandy+steve
mandy+steve
17 April 2015

MyGen Homes WA?

MyGen Homes WA?
WA

My sales rep was Dave Curran, again very efficient communication , got back to us quickly

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mandy+steve
Apr 17, 2015 2:31 pm
mandy+steve
kaycee
kaycee
16 April 2015

Australand- good or bad experiences with them?

Australand- good or bad experiences with them?
NSW

Australand is a big company and I can vouch for their integrity.

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kaycee
Apr 16, 2015 10:02 pm

Hi i am at brick stage and my Whitsunday Brampton bricks have started! My issue is that they look very brown and nothing like at the brick yard, or any of the home i was…

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buzurk
Apr 16, 2015 9:49 pm
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
16 April 2015

Plantaions Beckham 4

Plantaions Beckham 4
QLD

Yay, another Plantation! Welcome! You must know all we want here is pics pics pics :) You might like to check out these threads: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=76408 - collection of…

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Ilaeria
Apr 16, 2015 8:41 pm
Ilaeria
cinquain
cinquain
16 April 2015

Regatta 2920 (Planbuild -Brisbane) - Handover complete :)

Regatta 2920 (Planbuild -Brisbane) - Handover complete :)
QLD
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Louii383, Savish, Cinquain and Kailie86, how was your overall experience with PB? Rate from 1 to 10, with 10…

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cinquain
Apr 16, 2015 7:20 pm
gopowa
gopowa
16 April 2015

Electricity pit mandatory?

Electricity pit mandatory?

In SA we knocked down and rebuilt. Our supply previously came from over head cable. A supply point was installed on the pole. Our builders electrician trenched from the…

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gopowa
Apr 16, 2015 5:54 pm
gopowa
kavehman
kavehman
16 April 2015

Converting Benjamin Moore colours to Dulux colours

Converting Benjamin Moore colours to Dulux colours
NSW

Check out this link here. http://encycolorpedia.com/6b7071 Taubmans Private Jet seems to be the closest. Run your other color through there to see what the closest match is.

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kavehman
Apr 16, 2015 4:58 pm
LucyinWA
LucyinWA
16 April 2015

APG Breakthrough in Harrisdale

APG Breakthrough in Harrisdale
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Looking fantastic- Have you gone for full render? Watching your build with interest :)

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LucyinWA
Apr 16, 2015 2:59 pm
loop
loop
16 April 2015

Rawson Acacia Mk II build - North Kellyville

Rawson Acacia Mk II build - North Kellyville
NSW

Wow - I didn't realise that it had been so long since I posted ... or blogged! :shock: I'll do a brief summary here and post more comprehensively (and add some pics) on the…

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loop
Apr 16, 2015 2:57 pm
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
16 April 2015

HELP! No access down left side of house. See pictures!

HELP! No access down left side of house. See pictures!
VIC

Well, relocating the HWS definitely seems to be your best option at this point then, so you can at least still have some access on that side. Hopefully the builder is…

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Ilaeria
Apr 16, 2015 1:51 pm
Ilaeria
TomCat
TomCat
16 April 2015

Builder next door dumping rubbish help

Builder next door dumping rubbish help
NSW

Good to hear. lucky it wasnt concrete. We were getting concrete dregs poured out on our block. They are stupid because its so obvious where it comes from. 'Oh let me see…

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TomCat
Apr 16, 2015 12:01 am
TomCat
Tonig
Tonig
15 April 2015

henley homes/cosham interiors sienna Q1 eden gardens epping

henley homes/cosham interiors sienna Q1 eden gardens epping
VIC

Hey mate just thinking of going ahead and building the siena q1 with hanley but we have a big problem of not having the house on display anywhere, if you have finish…

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Tonig
Apr 15, 2015 8:57 pm
Shambini
Shambini
15 April 2015

niche

niche
NSW

Here are some pics of niches: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=70454&p=1336892#p1336892

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Shambini
Apr 15, 2015 4:49 pm
Shambini
Lorri
Lorri
15 April 2015

Room sizes

Room sizes
TAS
1, 2

I think I like having bigger bedrooms, ok if you can't afford them or want the kids out in the main areas but I like being able to make a bed that's not against a wall! I…

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Lorri
Apr 15, 2015 11:27 am
Lorri
E563
E563
15 April 2015

Building with RedInk, Anyone tile to ceiling their bathrooms

Building with RedInk, Anyone tile to ceiling their bathrooms
WA

Thanks for your replies - I certainly hope it is not 10-20K, otherwise that will get taken off the restart list pretty quickly!

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E563
Apr 15, 2015 8:56 am
behappy
behappy
14 April 2015

House and Land Package near Bridge St , Schofields 2072

House and Land Package near Bridge St , Schofields 2072
NSW

Hi everyone, I would like to hear your opinion and thoughts in regards to high voltage transmission towers and line that is near my new house and land package at…

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behappy
Apr 14, 2015 10:27 pm
behappy
Skull
Skull
14 April 2015

PLS (pre-laid services) – Gas line

PLS (pre-laid services) – Gas line
WA

PLS (pre-laid services) – Gas line If the gas’ pre-laid service (PLS) is on the right hand side of my property, is it possible to run it underground across to the…

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Skull
Apr 14, 2015 5:14 pm
Clarrity
Clarrity
14 April 2015

Ripley - Providence Estate

Ripley - Providence Estate
QLD

I'm (hopefully) building in Providence. I've paid the preliminary deposits and are waiting for the contracts.

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Clarrity
Apr 14, 2015 12:17 pm
agf18
agf18
14 April 2015

Building a Coral Coolum 30 at Logan Village

Building a Coral Coolum 30 at Logan Village
QLD

Hi there, great reading your progress so far :) We are also building in this estate. Building the Plantation Retreat. We had land registration in February (supposed to be…

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agf18
Apr 14, 2015 6:40 am
agf18
copper
copper
14 April 2015

HELENA VALLEY VIEWS - BUILDING A HOME

HELENA VALLEY VIEWS - BUILDING A HOME
WA
1, 2, 3

lol that would be a job in itself, you would need a roster to remember where your sleeping. good luck with the shopping for lights there is a lot to choose from.

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copper
Apr 14, 2015 12:59 am
flstsb
flstsb
13 April 2015

First home owner...what am I thinking?

First home owner...what am I thinking?
NSW

Hey Guys sorry for the late reply, been flat out. Thank you all for your input, I'll be doing plenty of reading and hopefully not much posting. See you around

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flstsb
Apr 13, 2015 10:28 pm
insider
insider
13 April 2015

External water taps - foundation issues?

External water taps - foundation issues?
QLD

Hi all, External taps - should they have adequate drainage? The vast majority of taps I see installed on new homes…

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insider
Apr 13, 2015 8:23 pm

Here is the design we are submitting! Thanks for the kind comments, really helped us…

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MoncrieffMan
Apr 13, 2015 6:42 pm
chadtyn
chadtyn
13 April 2015

Land Release 10 at Calleya

Land Release 10 at Calleya
WA

Hi maeline - I secured a lot in release 2 which had no bushfire or noise requirments (no red or blue asterix), however once titles were released we found out that Cockburn…

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chadtyn
Apr 13, 2015 6:08 pm
zaxon
zaxon
13 April 2015

101 Residential build- Burns Beach _Handover

101 Residential build- Burns Beach _Handover
WA
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hey R34 - haven't logged in for a while but great to see you finished and moved in. Rather embarassingly, your landscaping has done a lot better than the sandpit we still…

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zaxon
Apr 13, 2015 5:27 pm
zaxon


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