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YabbaDabbaBuild
YabbaDabbaBuild
6 July 2015

Our Rocky Forever Home - couple of pics

Our Rocky Forever Home - couple of pics
QLD
1 ... 35, 36, 37

Hi, not sure if you ever come here any more, but we have just built at Springfield Lakes and we are looking to get some block work done. Just wondering who you used to do…

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YabbaDabbaBuild
Jul 06, 2015 5:29 pm
YabbaDabbaBuild
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bella18
Jul 06, 2015 2:57 pm
DiViS
DiViS
6 July 2015

Building at Denham park willowdale.

Building at Denham park willowdale.
NSW

Hi, If you join the Building at Willowdale…

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DiViS
Jul 06, 2015 12:46 pm
nervousnelly
nervousnelly
6 July 2015

Experience with Sett Homes

Experience with Sett Homes
NSW
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Thanks zappa141 Cheers NN

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nervousnelly
Jul 06, 2015 11:29 am
nervousnelly
amandavee
amandavee
6 July 2015

Building Riva 29 With Carlisle Homes

Building Riva 29 With Carlisle Homes
VIC
1, 2

Hi melanie_ctw I've just come across your thread! we've just signed on to build the Riva 29 as well, I noticed you built a few months back.. just wondering how it all turned out? :)

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amandavee
Jul 06, 2015 11:09 am
amandavee
New_Robinhood
New_Robinhood
5 July 2015

Hallbury homes

Hallbury homes
VIC

Has anyone had any experience with Hallbury homes? I am considering them to build my new dual story house. As they are a small builder nothing much on the internet Thanks

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New_Robinhood
Jul 05, 2015 11:23 pm
cysxi
cysxi
5 July 2015

Carlisle or Metricon

Carlisle or Metricon
VIC

I'm choosing between the two builders and really can't think of any big differences. Similar inclusions. The facades and sit costs probably have the biggest differences.…

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cysxi
Jul 05, 2015 11:21 pm
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
5 July 2015

Mortar

Mortar
TAS

Thanks Charon, our roof is colourbond night sky, with monument fascia, I think we will go white as I like the contrast look

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nat_luke1
Jul 05, 2015 3:03 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan
Nyssa+Lachlan
5 July 2015

Building with Simonds Experience so far

Building with Simonds Experience so far
VIC
1, 2, 3

Thank you! We have colours on Wednesday so I'm going to try and hit them up again there! :) I think they just don't want to mess with our drawings but I'm about to remove…

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Nyssa+Lachlan
Jul 05, 2015 8:03 am
Nyssa+Lachlan
JB1
JB1
5 July 2015

Help with Colour Selection

Help with Colour Selection
VIC

Wow, foam as cladding on the ground floor and garage!

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JB1
Jul 05, 2015 1:02 am
cysxi
cysxi
4 July 2015

upstairs brickwork or foam board

upstairs brickwork or foam board
VIC

For an independent opinion you can check out this post on my blog: http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2014/02/ren ...…

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cysxi
Jul 04, 2015 5:46 pm
thefarmers
thefarmers
4 July 2015

New home Landscaping - Landscape Designer or DIY

New home Landscaping - Landscape Designer or DIY
VIC

I spoke with several designers, who were also available to project manage the whole job. Problem is, they wanted $1500-$3500 just for the design, and many would charge…

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thefarmers
Jul 04, 2015 4:31 pm
Bonnie21
Bonnie21
4 July 2015

ensuite and WIR opinions

ensuite and WIR opinions
TAS

We have WIR to ensuite and we love it because it makes it discreet (i.e. they are both in the corner and when the door is shut, you won't even know its there). And as per…

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Bonnie21
Jul 04, 2015 4:29 pm
bashworth
bashworth
4 July 2015

RF and RA

RF and RA
QLD

There should be a legend on the plan somewhere to explain the acronyms used. Our roof access is denoted RA. Maybe your RA is the Return Air…

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bashworth
Jul 04, 2015 4:06 pm
bashworth
KLB
KLB
4 July 2015

Black interior door dilemma

Black interior door dilemma
QLD

I think black doors can look fantastic, I just question them complimenting Dulux Royal Beige. As Beazley said the paint colour has warm tones, I think the black doors…

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KLB
Jul 04, 2015 2:22 pm
KLB
ambug
ambug
4 July 2015

Hickinbotham "Coast Estate" Seaford Rise

Hickinbotham "Coast Estate" Seaford Rise
SA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hi Everyone, I know this thread is super old but I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all. My partner and I decided to build our family home in the last stage of…

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ambug
Jul 04, 2015 12:36 pm
ambug
Nyssa+Lachlan
Nyssa+Lachlan
3 July 2015

A few questions about extras and upgrades with Simonds

A few questions about extras and upgrades with Simonds
VIC

Is anyone able to shed any light as to the cost of timber windows in the front façade? And also the timber strapping/cladding above the windows and garage? I've seen…

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Nyssa+Lachlan
Jul 03, 2015 9:36 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan

Yeah that Maroondah lol - this is a list of our rules - seems like it's different for everyone. I have drawn a plan I just havn't submitted it - I probably should now as I…

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jessicana10
Jul 03, 2015 7:49 pm
jessicana10
tbwoman2004
tbwoman2004
3 July 2015

What company would you recommend to build?

What company would you recommend to build?
SA

Hi there, i am currently building with Sterling for the first time. after my experience, i would say hickinbotham will probably get the house built quicker. i have…

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tbwoman2004
Jul 03, 2015 7:12 pm
MezMaz71
MezMaz71
3 July 2015

Discontinued Colorbond Loft downpipes

Discontinued Colorbond Loft downpipes
VIC

An update. On our situation, today builder organised to have our bullnose verandah using colorbond curved sheets in the loft colour apparently they sourced the materials…

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MezMaz71
Jul 03, 2015 6:40 pm
hermes
hermes
3 July 2015

Narrow lot builders Melbourne

Narrow lot builders Melbourne
VIC

Hi wondering if anyone can recommend a narrow lot builder in inner west Melbourne. The land is 6m frontage so very small. I've looked at those big name builders e.g…

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hermes
Jul 03, 2015 6:31 pm
albo
albo
3 July 2015

Metricon - Time from PCI to Handover?

Metricon - Time from PCI to Handover?
VIC

and yep, nobody out on site yesterday at all, or so far today...

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albo
Jul 03, 2015 10:24 am
bella18
bella18
3 July 2015

First home buyers grant?

First home buyers grant?
NSW

Thanks for your reply Ponzu. We are in NSW it's 750K for new dwellings we receive 15K. It sounds like goes on the price provided in the tender for the build and cost of the land.

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bella18
Jul 03, 2015 9:58 am
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TomCat
Jul 02, 2015 11:04 pm
TomCat
Orpheus
Orpheus
2 July 2015

Dream Metricon Glendale 38 (Sydney)

Dream Metricon Glendale 38 (Sydney)
NSW

Hi all, My partner and I have started the process to build with Metricon and have chosen the awesome Glendale 38! We have paid for the initial deposit for the site…

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Orpheus
Jul 02, 2015 10:31 pm
Orpheus
TomCat
TomCat
2 July 2015

Sealing Garage Floor ? DIY or not?

Sealing Garage Floor ? DIY or not?
WA

Why not just put down garage floor tiles? Done once and if you do have a spill of paint etc just change the tile affected. Sealing/painting just…

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TomCat
Jul 02, 2015 10:18 pm
TomCat
Decka
Decka
2 July 2015

True or False

True or False
VIC

A vast majority of quotes are only valid for a specific time, be it carpet, car, blinds etc etc. It's just the nature of the world that prices go up and rarely down.

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Decka
Jul 02, 2015 10:08 pm
Decka
jessicana10
jessicana10
2 July 2015

Building a Rochford 34M with PD - Developer Requirements

Building a Rochford 34M with PD - Developer Requirements
VIC

You could just move the internal theatre wall into the hall a it and make the hall a bit narrower if you don't want to compromise the width of the room. Depends on how you…

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jessicana10
Jul 02, 2015 6:42 pm
jessicana10
Tanveer
Tanveer
2 July 2015

Building with PD - Questions

Building with PD - Questions
VIC

Thanks u3099569. L stone bench top is a part of the promotion but we aren't interested in 'L' as it makes the kitchen space small.

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Tanveer
Jul 02, 2015 5:33 pm
Gunna
Gunna
2 July 2015

Insurance for owner supplied appliances

Insurance for owner supplied appliances
QLD

They will not insure owner supplied appliances and it is part of the tender letter we signed. They are installing them and even if damaged they dont cover them

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Gunna
Jul 02, 2015 3:59 pm
SamiraC
SamiraC
2 July 2015

Site costs for double storey in Point Cook

Site costs for double storey in Point Cook
VIC

Hi all! I would love to know how much your site costs were, the size of your home (double story please) and what part of point cook. Did you elect to get fixed site…

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SamiraC
Jul 02, 2015 2:37 pm
archetto
archetto
2 July 2015

True or False

True or False
VIC

We were told if we didn't sign in a certain month the price would go up, we still weren't ready so we waiting and yes the price did go up, I noticed the other day our…

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archetto
Jul 02, 2015 1:10 pm
archetto

Hi Im just trying to decide whether my cavity sliders should be translucent glass or solid? Does anyone have any advice? I liked the idea of letting light into the WIR…

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tamnic08
Jul 02, 2015 11:14 am
Bonnie21
Bonnie21
2 July 2015

Progress payment query - Rawson Homes

Progress payment query - Rawson Homes
NSW

Agree! Send them an email to explain why you are not sending them the payments. You can also include a photo of your house to show them the things that are missing e.g. kitchen.

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Bonnie21
Jul 02, 2015 2:38 am
ussmc
ussmc
2 July 2015

Arban Homes - anybody currently building with them ?

Arban Homes - anybody currently building with them ?
VIC

If you're still out there 'Peter Rabbit,' - I've Won! The accused didn't even turn up. The court reporter tried to contact him during the hearing and all we heard was the…

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ussmc
Jul 02, 2015 1:36 am
chz
chz
1 July 2015

Floor plan help!

Floor plan help!

Whoa! Looks wider because of the entry. But it is still a 12.6x28.5m house... Flip it vertically to visualise it better.. That kitchen-lounge-library is a loooooong open…

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chz
Jul 01, 2015 11:46 pm
sinurt
sinurt
1 July 2015

First Home Build with Commodore Homes in Honeywood

First Home Build with Commodore Homes in Honeywood
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Our SS is Ray too so its probably the same guy as us as we are just down the road :) We have had to chase him up a…

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sinurt
Jul 01, 2015 11:32 pm
sinurt

Hi pwj81, How did you go with your land? We too bought in state 8b and have now started the planning process. We are going with McDonald jones homes - the Vienna. We have…

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nataliebibina
Jul 01, 2015 11:14 pm
Matt1
Matt1
1 July 2015

Unauthorised usage of water from other tradies

Unauthorised usage of water from other tradies
WA

I didn't care, the poor bastard next door is having enough trouble with his builder. No point crying over a couple of KWh's.

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Matt1
Jul 01, 2015 11:07 pm
Matt1
ang1684
ang1684
1 July 2015

Anyone built with Newstart or oracle homes?

Anyone built with Newstart or oracle homes?
QLD

Hi there :) My partner and I are building on just over an acre at Buccan QLD and current wanting to know people experiences with Newstart and oracle. The 2 houses we are…

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ang1684
Jul 01, 2015 10:35 pm
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ebanster
Jul 01, 2015 10:14 pm
ebanster

We really are on the final stretch, thank god!!! Only things left are external painting, internal painting touch ups, shower screens, fly screens, heating and carpets.…

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Nmcl16
Jul 01, 2015 9:01 pm
Troyfitz
Troyfitz
1 July 2015

Rawson Financial year incentive offer/tender extension

Rawson Financial year incentive offer/tender extension
NSW

I have been told by quite a few people that the offer from Rawson Homes was that if you signed your tender before the end of the FY then you get the lux inclusions free…

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Troyfitz
Jul 01, 2015 5:42 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
1 July 2015

Building house in Providence, Wellard...................

Building house in Providence, Wellard...................
WA
1, 2

What Vetty19 has posted is correct. Its also on the NBN website and on some ISP provider pages.

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Beazley77
Jul 01, 2015 5:08 pm
Beazley77
TomCat
TomCat
1 July 2015

Simonds - Villa Vittoria

Simonds - Villa Vittoria
QLD

Woo two lovely mega Simonds Villa 'Grandes' to watch 8)

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TomCat
Jul 01, 2015 3:50 pm
TomCat
The DA Crew
The DA Crew
1 July 2015

Eden by Dale Alcock in Aveley - Complete

Eden by Dale Alcock in Aveley - Complete
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi @Silvarbullit it looks great. Well done!!

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The DA Crew
Jul 01, 2015 2:21 pm
The DA Crew
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 July 2015

Eaves

Eaves
VIC

I'm surprised if an eaves element is not included as part of your 5 star rating for houses ( if you are in Victoria ). In NSW , shading of your E, N & W windows and doors…

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Stewie D
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