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BinningupHomestead
BinningupHomestead
11 February 2015

Did you choose Classique Limestone brick

Did you choose Classique Limestone brick
WA

Hi All. After using this forum for some research while building our home, I thought I'd now take the plunge and see if anyone can help me. Our new home in Binningup is…

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BinningupHomestead
Feb 10, 2015 11:54 pm
aube
aube
10 February 2015

Building in Taylors Hill Vic ? Slab type

Building in Taylors Hill Vic ? Slab type
VIC

Aube as a rough guide, and this has been discussed at length in other threads, volume guys are around $1000/m2 private guys 1500-3000/m2 depending…

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aube
Feb 10, 2015 7:57 pm
Ollie123
Ollie123
10 February 2015

Stylemaster Piazza

Stylemaster Piazza
NT

Hi there, We are also looking to build with Stylemaster at the Sanctuary Springfield Lakes keen for any feedback at all. We are looking at the new Look range.

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Ollie123
Feb 10, 2015 3:04 pm
Ollie123
Ollie123
10 February 2015

StyleMaster The Look Range

StyleMaster The Look Range
QLD

Hi Guys, We are first time builders and have just secured a lot of land in the sanctuary in Springfield Lakes. We have looked at a few builders as we are on a budget…

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Ollie123
Feb 10, 2015 1:53 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
10 February 2015

Help with Brick ID

Help with Brick ID
NSW

I disagree with all of the above. I think it's Austral Bricks Ultra Smooth - Jazz (color brick), It's been used on a Provincial Homes display…

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Leksie5000
Feb 10, 2015 1:05 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 February 2015

Structural Engineer

Structural Engineer
NSW

Hi Drewby1 Are your Council approved plans for planning approvals or building permits... What does the council checklist say as it varies?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 10, 2015 7:12 am
StructuralBIMGuy
yvonneh
yvonneh
9 February 2015

Wisdom vs M3tr1c0n vs smaller/custom builders for KDR

Wisdom vs M3tr1c0n vs smaller/custom builders for KDR
NSW

@building3my3tots ooh a custom home design! I'll definitely check it out. Yeah exterior is definitely harder to get right unless you like a combination that is already…

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yvonneh
Feb 09, 2015 9:13 pm
triggywiggy
triggywiggy
9 February 2015

Burns Beach *. Guest room.

Burns Beach *. Guest room.
WA
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I think I got that from deals direct.

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triggywiggy
Feb 09, 2015 1:57 pm
triggywiggy
EmmaW84
EmmaW84
9 February 2015

7 month Building delay. Contract help needed

7 month Building delay. Contract help needed
VIC

Same. Still nothing again we were told 2wks ago, now another week. It does get tiring especially when almost the whole street other houses are moving along when we were…

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EmmaW84
Feb 09, 2015 9:05 am
Charlotte2b
Charlotte2b
8 February 2015

Anyone building with Ideal Homes?

Anyone building with Ideal Homes?
WA

Oh yes sorry forgot to add we've put doors on those also. :) Our current house is ridiculously open plan and I am so looking forward to having "zones"

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Charlotte2b
Feb 08, 2015 10:48 pm
Charlotte2b
Lot927
Lot927
8 February 2015

Concreter recommendation in the Penrith Area

Concreter recommendation in the Penrith Area
NSW

Hi Just wondering if anyone can recommend a good concreter in the Penrith Area. Many thanks

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Lot927
Feb 08, 2015 9:33 pm
Jay99
Jay99
8 February 2015

Anyone Building with Austral Settlers Beechwood bricks?

Anyone Building with Austral Settlers Beechwood bricks?
VIC

The pictures look fantastic. Can you tell please tell me what mortar colour you used. Was it mid-grey or maybe off-white? Thanks

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Jay99
Feb 08, 2015 9:14 pm
SychoAngel
SychoAngel
8 February 2015

Asbestos! Ugh $$$$

Asbestos! Ugh $$$$
NSW

They came through and removed the visible asbestos and the certifier came through and passed it. Hmmmm

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SychoAngel
Feb 08, 2015 8:11 pm
SychoAngel
LaceyM
LaceyM
8 February 2015

Dumping on my vacant block Merrifield Vic

Dumping on my vacant block Merrifield Vic
VIC

Definetly approach them about the debris as your builder will want this removed at your cost before earth works commence. As for the pegs, sometimes this can be included…

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LaceyM
Feb 08, 2015 7:27 pm
LaceyM
tristyn1989
tristyn1989
8 February 2015

South West Build w/Smart Homes

South West Build w/Smart Homes
WA

Hi just wondering how your build is going? We have just signed up with Smart Homes and are building in Baldivis :)

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tristyn1989
Feb 08, 2015 4:13 pm
leah2512
leah2512
8 February 2015

Metricon Bendigo - Cloverfields Estate Epsom

Metricon Bendigo - Cloverfields Estate Epsom
VIC

HAs anyone built with Metricon and is anyone planning on building in the new Cloverfields estate, Epsom?

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leah2512
Feb 08, 2015 3:02 pm
Pink86
Pink86
8 February 2015

HELP with contract...

HELP with contract...
NSW

Thanks, they are doing up a new contract with correct price & variation is free for electrical stuff. Thanks

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Pink86
Feb 08, 2015 11:46 am
bpratt
bpratt
8 February 2015

Bedrock!!!...6 months later + pics!

Bedrock!!!...6 months later + pics!
QLD
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We have decided to go solar power & are getting a 4kw system instead of getting a pool. We were tossing up getting…

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bpratt
Feb 08, 2015 10:02 am
yvonneh
yvonneh
8 February 2015

Leaving frame exposed for few weeks - heat / rain

Leaving frame exposed for few weeks - heat / rain
NSW

Sorry only just saw this message! I had a post about…

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yvonneh
Feb 08, 2015 8:49 am
bashworth
bashworth
8 February 2015

Who is responsible for retaining wall costs?

Who is responsible for retaining wall costs?
QLD

If the block isn't yet built on; and you are happy with the ground level at the boundary, you shouldn't have to pay.

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bashworth
Feb 08, 2015 7:16 am
bashworth
Reakelly
Reakelly
7 February 2015

Anyone building with McDonald Jones (Santorini Manor)

Anyone building with McDonald Jones (Santorini Manor)
NSW

Hi All, Anyone building with McDonald Jones? We are going with them and building the Santorini Manor out at Mulgoa Rise (Penrith area) anyone got any tips or ideas when…

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Reakelly
Feb 07, 2015 8:10 am
xxj
xxj
6 February 2015

1st house with Aussie Living - Moved in

1st house with Aussie Living - Moved in
WA
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Thanks aloenyx! Yeah if we rebuilt I would make the kitchen a little bigger! It's fine for me and my fiancé but an extra couple of cupboards wouldn't hurt. I initially…

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xxj
Feb 06, 2015 10:35 pm
xxj
psjnr
psjnr
5 February 2015

Building with termite treated timber

Building with termite treated timber
SA

Just wondering if anyone has experience with termite resistant timber for building a house. We have been told it will cost around $3000 to…

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psjnr
Feb 05, 2015 9:57 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
5 February 2015

Technical Advice Please - Door Handle Placement on Plan

Technical Advice Please - Door Handle Placement on Plan
QLD

I dont think it has been isntalleas per your plan at all. On teh plan, the actual lock fitting is located between glass panel 3 (from the bottom) and glass panel 4. I…

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Beazley77
Feb 05, 2015 5:15 pm
Beazley77
nawic
nawic
5 February 2015

Crack in timber post in alfresco

Crack in timber post in alfresco
VIC

Hi Liliana, I have to go to the builder to find out. I will get some photos on that, hopefully that would answer some questions you all already have.

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nawic
Feb 05, 2015 10:49 am
jattamit
jattamit
5 February 2015

Building Lexington Lux Q2 @Livingston estate Cranbourne East

Building Lexington Lux Q2 @Livingston estate Cranbourne East
VIC

Love the Lexington series, cant wait to watch your build. The colour selection nearly did my head in. We…

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jattamit
Feb 05, 2015 10:11 am
jattamit

I'm also loving kmart at the moment! Miss 8s room makeover so…

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AmyMumma23
Feb 05, 2015 9:30 am
purrfection
purrfection
5 February 2015

Ashford Homes selections

Ashford Homes selections
VIC

to anyone who is building or has recently done so with Ashford in melbourne, can you share some of the options available as standard, such as bricks, laminate or vinyl…

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purrfection
Feb 05, 2015 8:41 am
purrfection
dalemengel
dalemengel
4 February 2015

Sarking for a Colorbond roof. Required? Extra insulation?

Sarking for a Colorbond roof. Required? Extra insulation?

Air-cell Insulbreak 65 or Green Insulation Reflecta-cell are reflective foil insulation which act to reflect the heat before it gets into the roof cavity. Also acts as a…

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dalemengel
Feb 04, 2015 8:33 pm
monalisa
monalisa
4 February 2015

Flood Impact Assessment

Flood Impact Assessment
NSW

Hi all We are building via CDC, and the certifier has asked for a "Flood Impact Assessment". Has anyone had to do it? What does it cost? What impacts are we looking…

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monalisa
Feb 04, 2015 7:36 pm
monalisa
SouthernH
SouthernH
4 February 2015

Southern Highlands - Beechwood

Southern Highlands - Beechwood
NSW

Hi, We are looking at building a Beechwood home in the Southern Highlands. We are wondering if anyone has built in this area and has any feedback? A lot of the feedback…

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SouthernH
Feb 04, 2015 1:55 pm
renatem
renatem
4 February 2015

North Kellyville - Environment Living Lot

North Kellyville - Environment Living Lot
NSW

Hi Belinda, We are also lodging our plans end of this week. Hopefully can start building end of March/early April.. All depends on how quickly council approve it all.…

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renatem
Feb 04, 2015 12:43 pm
EMZ51
EMZ51
4 February 2015

Plantation Beckham KDR in Carina Heights, QLD

Plantation Beckham KDR in Carina Heights, QLD
QLD

How exciting! How'd your colour selection go? Looking forward to some more pictures. My partner and I have our first appointment with Plantation 26/2 to sort out the…

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EMZ51
Feb 04, 2015 12:22 pm
alcaz
alcaz
4 February 2015

Demolition recommendation

Demolition recommendation
VIC

sorry to re-open this topic but wouldn't mind knowing this as well. For a Melbourne South East knockdown. We have a bit of asbestos so I want a quote that does cover this…

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alcaz
Feb 04, 2015 11:21 am
r4mbo
r4mbo
4 February 2015

Quantum Homes or zuccala homes Melbourne Victoria?

Quantum Homes or zuccala homes Melbourne Victoria?
VIC

Hi We are in the process of finding a builder to build 36 sq double storey home in Sunshine North. Wondering if anyone had any experience with either Quantum Homes or…

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r4mbo
Feb 04, 2015 9:56 am
Tristanium
Tristanium
4 February 2015

Need advice to start to build two town houses

Need advice to start to build two town houses
VIC

Before you get to building permits (which are for compliance with construction codes) you will need to tackle your planning approval (which relates to the use of the land,…

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Tristanium
Feb 04, 2015 9:26 am
Tristanium
Adam83
Adam83
3 February 2015

MELBOURNE BUILDERS OFF THE PLAN

MELBOURNE BUILDERS OFF THE PLAN
VIC

Hi, Just wondering if anyone has had experience in building with a Melbourne based company "Bayland Property Group" based in Elsternwick? Looking at getting a 3 bedroom 2…

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Adam83
Feb 03, 2015 7:08 pm
Aspiri300
Aspiri300
3 February 2015

Celebration Homes - Lennox - All finished - Garden & Lights

Celebration Homes - Lennox - All finished - Garden & Lights
WA
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Hi rossb2003, Great job on designing your lennox!!! I really like it! By the way, how's your landscape right now? Could you please post the recent photos? How much is…

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Aspiri300
Feb 03, 2015 6:15 pm
adoreman
adoreman
3 February 2015

Electricals

Electricals
NSW

The prices they quoted for us includes the installation and product.

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adoreman
Feb 03, 2015 5:21 pm
Adam_C
Adam_C
3 February 2015

Deciding on a plan

Deciding on a plan
NSW
1, 2

I'm not sure flipping the plan is a wise idea. It will result in West facing bedrooms, which is a big no-no, unless you're in a particularly…

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Adam_C
Feb 03, 2015 12:04 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
3 February 2015

Negotiation of contract price?

Negotiation of contract price?
QLD

I re read your first post, and you did mention about asking for things to be included for free. With one of the major builders, at quote time they offered me $1,500.00…

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aloenyx
Feb 03, 2015 11:04 am
aloenyx
benogtr
benogtr
3 February 2015

any recommended independent building inspectors in Geelong?

any recommended independent building inspectors in Geelong?
VIC

Hi, we're looking at site start late Feb in Warralily Coast.Can anyone recommend an independent builing inspector in the Geelong/district region.We would like to get each…

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benogtr
Feb 03, 2015 7:32 am
tlblhayward
tlblhayward
3 February 2015

Pipe sticking out of the slab edge

Pipe sticking out of the slab edge
VIC

I'm sorry to say but that is terrible workmanship. Measure your room sizes and I reckon that you still find that something isn't right. Either that or the pipe was placed wrong.

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tlblhayward
Feb 03, 2015 12:22 am
tlblhayward
blackbeauty
blackbeauty
2 February 2015

Are these gaps- between the frame & slab) reasonable?

Are these gaps- between the frame & slab) reasonable?
NSW

Framers would be reluctant to change set out measurements to suit the slab because it will cause problems with setout of roof framing or…

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blackbeauty
Feb 02, 2015 8:10 pm
monalisa
monalisa
2 February 2015

NSW CDC application - how long?

NSW CDC application - how long?
NSW

Wow! thanks guys! That is SO quick!!! I would really like ours to be this quick! Here is hoping!

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monalisa
Feb 02, 2015 7:08 pm
monalisa
goody59
goody59
2 February 2015

Building at Aurora Wollert soon.

Building at Aurora Wollert soon.
VIC

Thanks, I copied and pasted into correct thread for this.

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goody59
Feb 02, 2015 6:50 pm
goody59
Beazley77
Beazley77
2 February 2015

PCI HELP - building inspection and your own list of defects?

PCI HELP - building inspection and your own list of defects?
WA

Hi all Posting a query for a friend building in South West WA. They had PCI last week and basically the house was a right state. Broken floor tiles, scratched toilet…

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Beazley77
Feb 02, 2015 5:29 pm
Beazley77
Marko56
Marko56
2 February 2015

Willowdale, Leppington

Willowdale, Leppington
NSW

Hi there. There is a well established thread for Willowdale "Building at Willowdale that you should find helpful.

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Marko56
Feb 02, 2015 4:42 pm
Marko56


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