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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
petertherock24
petertherock24
26 May 2015

Building an Oasis - Plastered

Building an Oasis - Plastered
QLD
1, 2

Hi I am not sure if you visit the site anymore, but we have just signed up to build Plantation Oasis as well. Any tips that you can share? The link to your images on…

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petertherock24
May 26, 2015 8:40 pm
Forg
Forg
26 May 2015

new construction - using garage as living space

new construction - using garage as living space
NSW

I assume legalities have been taken into account? If our certifier had cottoned-on to our garage being used as a liveable room, we'd not have been allowed to build…

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Forg
May 26, 2015 6:57 pm
llomas
llomas
26 May 2015

Building with Coral Homes-Toowoomba- Pics

Building with Coral Homes-Toowoomba- Pics
QLD
1, 2

Hi Kameko - We are just about to start building the exact same house. Was awesome to see some photos of one actually done!

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llomas
May 26, 2015 4:02 pm
llomas
vasqla
vasqla
26 May 2015

Supplying your own appliances

Supplying your own appliances
VIC

Lorri did you end up checking out amazon…

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vasqla
May 26, 2015 12:49 pm
Firstbuild92
Firstbuild92
26 May 2015

Building Newport 19 with Coral Homes in Saddlers Ridge

Building Newport 19 with Coral Homes in Saddlers Ridge
NSW
1 ... 22, 23, 24

That's looking awesome cubshome! You kids will be in there before you know it. Gotta ask what stain you went for on the…

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Firstbuild92
May 26, 2015 9:44 am
building-expert
building-expert
26 May 2015

Builder error - Wrong mortat. Advise

Builder error - Wrong mortat. Advise
VIC

My question is, where was builder of his supervisor when this was going on? Get your own independent inspector to help you with this and other building defects.

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building-expert
May 26, 2015 7:26 am
building-expert
Charlotte2b
Charlotte2b
26 May 2015

building in Charlottes Vineyard - Ellenbrook

building in Charlottes Vineyard - Ellenbrook
WA

Good decision to delete the bath for extra pantry. I think you will appreciate it more. My daughter and her young family live with us. My…

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Charlotte2b
May 26, 2015 2:20 am
Charlotte2b
leeminho
leeminho
25 May 2015

Superior Building Group

Superior Building Group
VIC

Hi All, I am planning to build a house with Superior Building Group. Can you guys please give me a suggestion about this? Thank you.

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leeminho
May 25, 2015 10:53 pm
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
25 May 2015

Anyone building with Beaumonde Homes, Perth?

Anyone building with Beaumonde Homes, Perth?
WA

Hi...after visiting the Beaumonde display home at Iluka on the weekend I quite like Beaumonde as we can have the design drawn up (with costs) before we pay anything, plus…

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lazandjohn
May 25, 2015 7:19 pm
Stormy
Stormy
25 May 2015

What are the questions to ask when you get SHUTTERS?

What are the questions to ask when you get SHUTTERS?
VIC

There are 3 asthmatics living in my house. We have white plantation shutters, none of which are cedar. They are either made of painted HDF (High Density Fibre) or ABS…

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Stormy
May 25, 2015 6:34 pm
Stormy
SaberX
SaberX
25 May 2015

Bricks - Midland/Austral vs Brikmakers

Bricks - Midland/Austral vs Brikmakers
WA

Hi guys, Just wanted some honest feedback on the bricks mentioned: Midland/Austral vs Brikmakers. I lumped Midland/Austral together as builders such as Celebration Homes…

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SaberX
May 25, 2015 4:14 pm
Ru2014
Ru2014
25 May 2015

Floor plan and inclusions dilemma (Carlisle or Henley)

Floor plan and inclusions dilemma (Carlisle or Henley)
VIC

You are welcome Alley. All the best in making a very crucial decision!

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Ru2014
May 25, 2015 10:16 am
TomCat
TomCat
24 May 2015

Beechwood homes Adelaide builders anyone use them

Beechwood homes Adelaide builders anyone use them
SA

Have seen a couple go up around Glenelg, but in the time I've been on this forum, not seen any threads made by anyone building with them in SA. But go read and ask on…

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TomCat
May 25, 2015 12:53 am
TomCat
TomCat
TomCat
24 May 2015

Metricon Lincoln 29 Adelaide Hills - Finishing touches

Metricon Lincoln 29 Adelaide Hills - Finishing touches
SA
1 ... 39, 40, 41

:lol: Shambini. Congratulations Linc! Lovely home in a lovely spot 8)

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TomCat
May 24, 2015 8:24 pm
TomCat
Nairda
Nairda
24 May 2015

Building with Trevelle Homes

Building with Trevelle Homes
NSW

Hi all, anyone currently building a house with Trevelle homes? Interested to hear of your experience.

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Nairda
May 24, 2015 8:19 pm
jessicana10
jessicana10
24 May 2015

Henley - Monterey Nouveau MK2 Q1 - Narre Warren South

Henley - Monterey Nouveau MK2 Q1 - Narre Warren South
VIC
1, 2

How is the house going? I would love to see some pics - we are still waiting to start. things are really dragging now 5 months since we signed tender.

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jessicana10
May 24, 2015 5:54 pm
jessicana10
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13Jack
May 24, 2015 2:39 pm
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
24 May 2015

Recommendations of Brisbane Builders

Recommendations of Brisbane Builders
QLD

So far I've been very happy with Plantation but others have had different experiences. My advice is to choose a builder you like the style of and get a good feel from, and…

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Ilaeria
May 24, 2015 12:51 pm
Ilaeria
homeofjns
homeofjns
24 May 2015

Vacant block and public liability insurance

Vacant block and public liability insurance
QLD

If you are currently in a home and have house and contents or renters insurance check the policy details. I found that with aami renters…

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homeofjns
May 24, 2015 11:27 am
homeofjns
Stewie D
Stewie D
24 May 2015

Fireplace look

Fireplace look
VIC

Most of the people I know that have chosen a gas log fire including half a dozen clients over the last ten years or so have spent from $6 to $8,000 installing one. They…

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Stewie D
May 24, 2015 8:54 am
jetjono
jetjono
23 May 2015

Macdonald Jones

Macdonald Jones
NSW

My wife and i are building with MJH. You have to use Taubmans paint but i was wondering if anyone has used Dulux tints/colours? Do they allow this? I see no reason why…

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jetjono
May 23, 2015 10:53 pm
DandyDons83
DandyDons83
23 May 2015

Ben Trager Pare Lane Catalina Estate

Ben Trager Pare Lane Catalina Estate
WA

Hi. Welcome to the Ben Trager Club. We are building in Secret Harbour. Look forward to seeing more of your build.

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DandyDons83
May 23, 2015 9:27 pm
DandyDons83
Brahma Bull
Brahma Bull
23 May 2015

Thinking of cancelling.

Thinking of cancelling.
WA

Doubt you'll have to pay anything else. If you've just put a deposit down for the tender and/or soil tests, then you'll lose that. As long as you've signed the contracts,…

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Brahma Bull
May 23, 2015 3:30 pm
Brahma Bull
Sharry
Sharry
23 May 2015

Helena Valley build with Homegroup WA

Helena Valley build with Homegroup WA
WA
1, 2, 3

Yay for walls. It looks to be going really fast :z:

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Sharry
May 23, 2015 12:59 pm
Sharry
jonno
jonno
22 May 2015

First home Build - Advice [Piara Waters, Perth]

First home Build - Advice [Piara Waters, Perth]
WA

Still would love to hear feedback regarding the list of builders! I've added blueprint and affordable living - have heard good things from a…

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jonno
May 22, 2015 4:19 pm
jonno
archetto
archetto
22 May 2015

Beacon Lighting Sales

Beacon Lighting Sales
VIC

They have sales often, it is usually 50% off your second light so I wouldn't rush in at the 40% off. Also Beacon are quite expensive compared to other lighting shops with…

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archetto
May 22, 2015 1:03 pm
archetto
jsoetandi
jsoetandi
22 May 2015

Dale Alcock at Heron Park - We've Got KEYS!

Dale Alcock at Heron Park - We've Got KEYS!
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Would be cheaper than mortgage repayments whilst you don't live there! Maybe use newspaper as you can pick them up for free from news agency for…

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jsoetandi
May 22, 2015 12:59 pm
jsoetandi
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
22 May 2015

Minimum size of patio in legislation???

Minimum size of patio in legislation???
QLD

Hi Jojeke, my interpretation of that is that it's only required to be that size to help with meeting the 6-star energy rating. If you can achieve the 6-star rating without…

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Ilaeria
May 22, 2015 8:31 am
Ilaeria
bugbos
bugbos
21 May 2015

Builders in Newcastle Area

Builders in Newcastle Area
NSW

we built with GJ Gardner Hunter Valley, it has been an absolute nightmare, please feel free to PM me if you would like…

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bugbos
May 21, 2015 7:55 pm
row_007
row_007
21 May 2015

Henley Monaco Nouveau Q1- our dream home in Laurimar

Henley Monaco Nouveau Q1- our dream home in Laurimar
VIC

Everything seemed to be going along smoothly...albeit slowly, but in the last week we have had 2 issues. Firstly our bath spout which we upgraded to the gloss style in…

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row_007
May 21, 2015 4:24 pm
SallyWright
SallyWright
21 May 2015

External Colours

External Colours
VIC

Hi. This is my first post so I apologise if this has been asked before. We are building for the second time in Victoria. Our first house was…

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SallyWright
May 21, 2015 4:13 pm
gwu69
gwu69
21 May 2015

French provincial style

French provincial style
1, 2

Hi Gary Good to hear from you again. Our builder put down the slab then went into liquidation ! We were devastated as you can imagine. Fortunately…

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gwu69
May 21, 2015 4:08 pm
deeps
deeps
21 May 2015

101 Residential in Harrisdale WA - HANDOVER

101 Residential in Harrisdale WA - HANDOVER
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

So I must say i've been pretty impressed with 101 and how responsive they've been with regards to getting the final items completed. Still a few stragglers left to…

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deeps
May 21, 2015 3:44 pm

Our whole ensuite floor is waterproofed and the shower walls to approx. 2m. Outside the shower the walls are waterproofed about 150mm. The main bathroom is similiar with…

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LynneB
May 21, 2015 12:10 pm
LynneB
aimees88
aimees88
20 May 2015

Providence, Wellard - Awaiting PCI

Providence, Wellard - Awaiting PCI
WA
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Fence is all completed but my neighbor has a zero lot wall I am waiting to be finished to put a side gate. Now we are unsure if we are moving in but that's a whole other…

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aimees88
May 20, 2015 10:29 pm
aimees88
jessicana10
jessicana10
20 May 2015

OPinions / advise on building 1st home with Henley

OPinions / advise on building 1st home with Henley
VIC

We are doing a knock down rebuild with Henley too. All I can say is it takes ageeeeeeeees. Well it has for us anyway. (No fault of Henley) If you don't have an trees to…

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jessicana10
May 20, 2015 9:30 pm
jessicana10
Build14me
Build14me
20 May 2015

Spring Farm Riverside *Stage 42 - Ridgeview*

Spring Farm Riverside *Stage 42 - Ridgeview*
NSW
1 ... 46, 47, 48

Riverside 4238 join our Facebook page Springfarm Riverside stages 40-44 hope this is right lol

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Build14me
May 20, 2015 5:16 pm
Crewie
Crewie
20 May 2015

Tiling After Handover

Tiling After Handover
NSW

The other issue is that the tiles are laid by Beaumont and they do the waterproofing as well.

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Crewie
May 20, 2015 2:56 pm
cosmo23
cosmo23
20 May 2015

1st KDR Henley. advise needed :)

1st KDR Henley. advise needed :)
VIC

We are doing our 1st every Knock down rebuild and have found our dream home ( Henley - Lexington belle Q1) We havent started anything yet, any advise on things to…

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cosmo23
May 20, 2015 2:47 pm
venniechada
venniechada
20 May 2015

Who else is building the Sheffield with Eden Brae Homes??

Who else is building the Sheffield with Eden Brae Homes??
NSW

hey sheffield hunter, I am building sheffield 29 in oran park. Please can you post some pics on how your construction is going on and what have you opted for (…

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venniechada
May 20, 2015 2:39 pm
Forg
Forg
20 May 2015

Building area Calculation

Building area Calculation
NSW

It may not seem kosher for the builder to be stating room areas including the walls; however, both our local council and also the NSW state rules ("Complying Development")…

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Forg
May 20, 2015 10:09 am
Ninka
Ninka
19 May 2015

Our new home - Hickinbotham Inverness

Our new home - Hickinbotham Inverness
QLD

Hi SuziQu. Congrats on getting this far. The approval process is slow but when they get going things progress quite well it seems. Good luck! I'm at a similar stage as you…

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Ninka
May 19, 2015 11:36 pm
Ninka


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