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Shotgun
May 19, 2015 8:52 am
Pink86
Pink86
18 May 2015

Gloss or Matt tiles?

Gloss or Matt tiles?
NSW

Thanks everyone, I spoke with the lady today who is helping me with choices. She said to steer clear of the gloss in our situation :-( it's a bugger because they were the…

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Pink86
May 18, 2015 8:58 pm

Hello all, First post here, not even sure if I've got the right forum or not, so if a mod wants to move to the right place it would be appreciated. Wife, son (13 months)…

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seedosrun
May 18, 2015 8:19 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
18 May 2015

Building Vs Buying Existing vs Renovating.

Building Vs Buying Existing vs Renovating.
WA

I can only say why we're doing a knockdown rebuild (KDR), and not why others have done them. 1. The area. It's established, close to train stations and the city, schools…

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PVBuild
May 18, 2015 7:48 pm
Alyssa
Alyssa
18 May 2015

Costs to build a new house Vermont estate Pitt Town

Costs to build a new house Vermont estate Pitt Town
NSW

Hello, I am totally new to this and would love some info. I am looking at buying a 2000sqm block at the Vermont Estate Pitt Town. What are the approximate costs of: 1.…

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Alyssa
May 18, 2015 3:34 pm
dojrude
dojrude
18 May 2015

Upgrades for Porter Davis Rochford 40

Upgrades for Porter Davis Rochford 40
VIC

I managed to completely miss the credit back in my contract document due to looking at the wrong section. Thanks to my BC for setting me straight and showing me where to…

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dojrude
May 18, 2015 11:56 am
jessicana10
jessicana10
18 May 2015

Melbourne Victoria

Melbourne Victoria
VIC

Also it doesn't have to be all or nothing. We made an agreement with them so we got to keep a few items like the ducted heating unit and the palm trees and they took the rest

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jessicana10
May 18, 2015 9:01 am
jessicana10
Dukecaddy
Dukecaddy
17 May 2015

Boutique builders -Perth

Boutique builders -Perth
WA

In hindsight, do you think it was worth paying for your own designer? Could Bellagio have not done the same, or do you think you'd have ended…

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Dukecaddy
May 17, 2015 4:47 pm
Dukecaddy
alexvale
alexvale
17 May 2015

Rawson Homes - Chifley 42 knock down rebuild blog

Rawson Homes - Chifley 42 knock down rebuild blog
NSW

Hi, We are currently on the process of building our new dream home with Rawson Homes Learning so much along the way, so we thought we'd create a blog to assist those who…

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alexvale
May 17, 2015 2:12 pm
Gypsyhabitat
Gypsyhabitat
17 May 2015

Building w Aussie Living - Waverley Private Estate Beckenham

Building w Aussie Living - Waverley Private Estate Beckenham
WA

Congrats! I am building with Aussie Living too, and also have received titles after a very long wait, we've just had the first bit of site works happen last week. It's all…

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Gypsyhabitat
May 17, 2015 3:08 am
Gypsyhabitat
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
16 May 2015

Any reviews for Domination Homes or Ross Griffin, Perth?

Any reviews for Domination Homes or Ross Griffin, Perth?
WA

Hi...looking for anyone who can share experience with Ross Griffin or Domination Homes. Don't seem to be many reviews online. Thanks

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lazandjohn
May 16, 2015 1:50 pm
DandyDons83
DandyDons83
15 May 2015

Ben Trager Builds past & Present - Insulation?

Ben Trager Builds past & Present - Insulation?
WA

Thanks for the reply guys. CLO is double checking it but looks like our house didn't need it. She said every house is different. Will have to see after we move in :)

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DandyDons83
May 15, 2015 11:27 pm
DandyDons83
bec18_10
bec18_10
15 May 2015

New build early days!! Whats a good size house ?

New build early days!! Whats a good size house ?
NSW

My husband and I are building a new home on the mid north coast NSW. We have our block of land which wont be registered till July. We are still early days. Just had our…

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bec18_10
May 15, 2015 8:02 pm
Bonnie_p
Bonnie_p
15 May 2015

Ding's "Sorrento.2"

Ding's "Sorrento.2"
SA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Such a beautiful home!

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Bonnie_p
May 15, 2015 4:37 pm
Bonnie_p
MnT
MnT
15 May 2015

Skillion Roof

Skillion Roof
NSW

MnT your place is awesome! And yes, that's what I was referring to for our east facing living space, the same type of skillion roof & windows.…

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MnT
May 15, 2015 1:29 pm
MnT
41202
41202
14 May 2015

is anyone know the builder named mycompletepackage

is anyone know the builder named mycompletepackage
VIC

their website is http://www.mycompletepackage.com.au i ready to buy a land to build a new home and the developer send me to a building company named…

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41202
May 14, 2015 7:39 pm
41202
homerun2oran
homerun2oran
14 May 2015

Things we should do ourselves

Things we should do ourselves
NSW

My tender listed moroka finish to two front piers for $1,250. I am DIYing it.

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homerun2oran
May 14, 2015 7:23 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
14 May 2015

Polished Concrete After Handover? Experience & Pictures Anyo

Polished Concrete After Handover? Experience & Pictures Anyo
VIC

We decided from start to try it this way. We new there would be risks but I was willing to take them. We are aiming for something between some exposed and full exposure.…

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Beazley77
May 14, 2015 6:54 pm
Beazley77
jetkal83
jetkal83
14 May 2015

Coral Homes Casuarina or Daydream

Coral Homes Casuarina or Daydream
NSW

Hi Jetkal, welcome! You need to consider what will work best with you and your family. For us, we really wanted to have our bedroom a long way…

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jetkal83
May 14, 2015 6:37 pm
ShannaLK
ShannaLK
14 May 2015

When does government grant stop

When does government grant stop
QLD

What state are you in? NSW? If so, the below is directly from the OSR website: "The Scheme applies to new homes only and will reduce to $10,000 on 1 January 2016."

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ShannaLK
May 14, 2015 5:55 pm
ShannaLK
Jays
Jays
14 May 2015

Seeking House Plan To Picture of Australian House

Seeking House Plan To Picture of Australian House
WA

We looked at that house when it was for sale a few years ago. Went for just shy of a million, which was a lot for Aubin Grove.

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Jays
May 14, 2015 4:11 pm
FantasticFour
FantasticFour
14 May 2015

Selections: door knobs vs lever handles

Selections: door knobs vs lever handles
SA

When I built the first time I had to upgrade to levers! Definitely a style thing (with some added function). I replaced my knobs with levers in the house I'm in now too.…

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FantasticFour
May 14, 2015 2:33 pm
Caesar
Caesar
14 May 2015

building at Alkira Horsley

building at Alkira Horsley
NSW

Hi, stage 3 here as well. Has anybody heard anything other than registration date moved to August and settlement to August-October (phases 1-3 accordingly)? The…

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Caesar
May 14, 2015 11:10 am
MrBee
MrBee
14 May 2015

niche

niche
NSW

I think something like…

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MrBee
May 14, 2015 8:44 am
MrBee
sassy_sis
sassy_sis
14 May 2015

HELP REQUIRED: Alternate solutions - Carlile Homes

HELP REQUIRED: Alternate solutions - Carlile Homes
VIC

In our contract it was indicated but it states that we must "request" the documentation - it was never freely supplied or spoken about at time of contract signing. What…

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sassy_sis
May 14, 2015 1:13 am
bashworth
bashworth
13 May 2015

What does PC1 mean and Tips needed for moving into new house

What does PC1 mean and Tips needed for moving into new house
WA

PCI is the Practical Completion Inspection a walkthrough and chance to find all the things that need attention before handover. You will find more information at this…

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bashworth
May 13, 2015 6:12 pm
bashworth
gjasp
gjasp
13 May 2015

Project Home - Solution to flat roof drainage, really??

Project Home - Solution to flat roof drainage, really??
NSW

Absolutely! That's the thing that I have found so very difficult to comprehend, I just can't get over that. These guys advertise themselves as "architecturally designed…

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gjasp
May 13, 2015 4:19 pm
chloea_
chloea_
13 May 2015

Anyone Building in Botanic Ridge?

Anyone Building in Botanic Ridge?
VIC

Ended up needing a H1 Slab. Bummer!

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chloea_
May 13, 2015 3:07 pm
TomCat
TomCat
13 May 2015

Which side of land to build on

Which side of land to build on
QLD

Great advice here. I'd go as close as possible to the southern boundary to get more light and space along the northern side. I can't help but see the space around the side…

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TomCat
May 13, 2015 1:09 am
TomCat
Shambini
Shambini
12 May 2015

Metricon Build Denver 31

Metricon Build Denver 31
SA

We had a great experience and are happy with the finish. We built with M in metro SA. I know there are others on the forum who built with M in rural SA and had a slightly…

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Shambini
May 13, 2015 12:06 am
Shambini
melsy83
melsy83
12 May 2015

Issues once you move into your new home

Issues once you move into your new home
NSW

Hey guys :-) I'm having the same issues we moved in 3 weeks ago we paid extra for printing $4000 and the painting and plastering is terrible and I'm wondering to where I…

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melsy83
May 12, 2015 8:05 pm
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vijaytee1
May 12, 2015 7:44 pm
vijaytee1
kron
kron
12 May 2015

Keystart question

Keystart question
WA

Does anyone know if you can have something in a Keystart contract not installed? We have a tiled splash back in our contract which was approved by Keystart but have a…

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kron
May 12, 2015 6:26 pm
Shotgun
Shotgun
12 May 2015

Pre-Contract Check

Pre-Contract Check
NSW

Definitely a question for your builder. I'm lucky that I am allowed to make changes without charge to my build as I go, as long as they aren't…

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Shotgun
May 12, 2015 12:41 pm
Daniel47
Daniel47
11 May 2015

Recommended Perth Concreter?

Recommended Perth Concreter?
WA

Hi guys, Can anyone recommend a concreter in Perth? Looking for recommendations from someone who has had work done and been happy with price and quality etc. We need to…

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Daniel47
May 12, 2015 12:27 am
jenjen01
jenjen01
11 May 2015

Coral Homes Daydream 30 GC

Coral Homes Daydream 30 GC
QLD

Hi, I have a similar block to you with a 2mtr drop from the back to the front over 30mtrs. How much roughly did it cost to have your block levelled and retaining walls put in?

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jenjen01
May 11, 2015 5:25 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
11 May 2015

Building? I need your thoughts

Building? I need your thoughts
QLD

Hi Everyone, I'm wondering if I could ask for some advice and feedback from you all. I am doing some market research in to those who have…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 11, 2015 11:34 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Shambini
Shambini
11 May 2015

Protecting a slab edge

Protecting a slab edge
SA

A few hundred if you do it yourself.

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Shambini
May 11, 2015 7:47 am
Shambini
niknandy
niknandy
10 May 2015

Knock down & Rebuild with Provincial Homes

Knock down & Rebuild with Provincial Homes
NSW

We started a KDR with Provincial late last year and all has been going good so far. We have only outlaid a commencement fee of $7500 and have first main payment due when…

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niknandy
May 10, 2015 10:08 pm
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oneJohn
May 10, 2015 9:39 pm
oneJohn
Tribe7
Tribe7
10 May 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day
QLD

That's beautiful Tribe ;;) Who gave you the gorgeous card? Clearly you cook good pancakes! :lol: Happy Mothers day to both of you ... Tribe and B4M4T :D

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Tribe7
May 10, 2015 9:37 pm
Tribe7
maximus
maximus
10 May 2015

First time

First time
SA

I built with a smallish company and it is possible to get a good result. Also look into build times. An organised small builder can pull off a build in under 6 months…

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maximus
May 10, 2015 9:08 pm
maximus
GWLDream2015
GWLDream2015
10 May 2015

Marsden Park vs Colebee which is best for future development

Marsden Park vs Colebee which is best for future development
NSW

I think Colebee has the advantage of both Sydney Business Park and Golf Course areas. Colebee is better option in terms of both investment and also Live-in.

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GWLDream2015
May 10, 2015 2:38 pm
mon2711
mon2711
10 May 2015

McDonald Jones Nova Build - First home builders

McDonald Jones Nova Build - First home builders
NSW

Me and my partner are building a Macdonald Jones nova... We are first home builders so started a blog to follow our journey. Check it out! Just waiting on land rego…

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mon2711
May 10, 2015 1:44 pm
Jojeke
Jojeke
10 May 2015

Opticomm Estates

Opticomm Estates
QLD

Am going to be building in an Opticomm estate and moving from a house with NBN. Not really looking forward to the change but am hoping is just as good. I just have a few…

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Jojeke
May 10, 2015 1:21 pm
Acreage_Builder
Acreage_Builder
10 May 2015

Oritentation and Natural Light

Oritentation and Natural Light
NSW

ddarroch - Thanks. The idea with the underfloor heating was just a warm surface to walk on in winter - supplemented by ducted reverse cycle air con. Appreciate your…

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Acreage_Builder
May 10, 2015 9:35 am
Christinaon
Christinaon
9 May 2015

Building in providence estate, wellard with celebration home

Building in providence estate, wellard with celebration home
WA

Celebrations have been great so far, only thing I can complain about is that the site manager didn't inform the office about not been able to get started on the earthworks…

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Christinaon
May 09, 2015 11:18 pm
admodra
admodra
9 May 2015

Wrong tiles laid - help/opinions needed

Wrong tiles laid - help/opinions needed
WA

I really like them, it may have worked out in your favour :D. They work really well with the vanity and the wall tile. I wonder if the original one may be too similar to…

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admodra
May 09, 2015 10:22 pm


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