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sofia14
sofia14
31 January 2015

Building in the village -wellard with celebration homes

Building in the village -wellard with celebration homes
WA

Welcome to the Village. :) The double vanity is a good idea and a larger shower in ensuite. We would have done the double vanity if we have extra $. Extra door for laundry…

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sofia14
Jan 31, 2015 2:18 pm
goody59
goody59
30 January 2015

Building The Hudson by Simonds - The Range, Melbourne

Building The Hudson by Simonds - The Range, Melbourne
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

We just got a call from our SS letting us know that our slab should go down on the weekend. Would it be too sad/stalkerish to go and watch…

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goody59
Jan 30, 2015 9:13 pm
goody59
Tribe7
Tribe7
30 January 2015

Land Developer Covenants, how strict? (Casiana Grove + all)

Land Developer Covenants, how strict? (Casiana Grove + all)
VIC

Im not sure about Vic, but covenants in certain estates up here on the Gold Coast are very strict even down to them stipulating your roof must be colour bond, render to…

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Tribe7
Jan 30, 2015 4:03 pm
Tribe7
tristyn1989
tristyn1989
30 January 2015

Smarthomes Air Conditioning Suffolk Park Estate Caversham

Smarthomes Air Conditioning Suffolk Park Estate Caversham
WA

Hi Jamie we are building with Smart Homes and have chosen to get our aircon done after handover as I wasn't happy with the one you get with the $990 upgrade and I love the…

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tristyn1989
Jan 29, 2015 11:04 pm
confused_fhb_2015
confused_fhb_2015
29 January 2015

Henley Monaco Lux Q1, Mel South East

Henley Monaco Lux Q1, Mel South East
VIC

anyone here building the lux Q1 with Henley ? We have shortlisted this plan after going through numerous plans. Eager to find out what alterations are people making to…

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confused_fhb_2015
Jan 29, 2015 7:17 pm
confused_fhb_2015
kalu1636
kalu1636
29 January 2015

Building Granny flat with House logic solution Parramatta

Building Granny flat with House logic solution Parramatta
NSW

Hello All Hi, all! I would like to get an insight of your experience with house logic solutions. We are scheduled to sign a tender/building contract with them. Any…

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kalu1636
Jan 29, 2015 3:21 pm
IvyC
IvyC
29 January 2015

Independent Building Inspector - Perth

Independent Building Inspector - Perth
WA

We just used Houspect for our Slab down inspection. Adrian was our inspector. I felt he was a good advocate for us given the few (too many)…

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IvyC
Jan 29, 2015 2:35 pm
IvyC
Nyssa+Lachlan
Nyssa+Lachlan
29 January 2015

Soil Test - Lot 413 Brentwood Rise Estate, Augustine Heights

Soil Test - Lot 413 Brentwood Rise Estate, Augustine Heights
QLD

We're buying off the plan so it's still a mountain but they keep pushing to have our finance for settlement and finance keep saying there's no point as the pre approval…

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Nyssa+Lachlan
Jan 29, 2015 6:37 am
Nyssa+Lachlan
tupac_74
tupac_74
29 January 2015

Has anyone bought any land at Whitby Town, Mundijong, WA

Has anyone bought any land at Whitby Town, Mundijong, WA
WA

Hey, how is it going ... I secured a lot at Stage 1 Release 3 .. My builder recently attended meeting with the developer and told me that the proposed shopping center is…

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tupac_74
Jan 28, 2015 11:48 pm
tupac_74
dsm
dsm
28 January 2015

Any Experience of Theme Homes, Melbourne?

Any Experience of Theme Homes, Melbourne?
VIC

Hi Mikes005! We are currently in the process of building with Rod under Theme Homes. We are in the process of finalizing the HIA contract before signing. So far there's…

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dsm
Jan 28, 2015 10:27 pm
Oldtimer
Oldtimer
28 January 2015

About to sign

About to sign
NSW

Hi everyone, We are doing a knockdown rebuild and have chosen the verdelho 5. Just waiting on the final tender which should be this Friday then paying our deposit as soon…

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Oldtimer
Jan 28, 2015 9:57 pm
Elly_93
Elly_93
28 January 2015

Avonlee Estate

Avonlee Estate
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

I just had all these new documents from our settlement agent that has all the area plans so I assumed that they were part of the settlement documents.. Only reason I saw…

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Elly_93
Jan 28, 2015 9:52 pm
koston44
koston44
28 January 2015

Lily homes custom gerbera

Lily homes custom gerbera
NSW

We are now at about 313k adding a few extras in but removing the driveway

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koston44
Jan 28, 2015 7:49 pm
koston44
thejollyrickster
thejollyrickster
28 January 2015

Our Willagee Build (WA)

Our Willagee Build (WA)
WA

Hi All, We're building in Willagee (working with a building broker) and currently close to finalising the basic house plans (hi Steve!). I'd like to know what you people…

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thejollyrickster
Jan 28, 2015 6:47 pm
KcHongHa
KcHongHa
28 January 2015

Smart Wiring / Intelligent Homes

Smart Wiring / Intelligent Homes
WA

I agree with Elemist. We have the price from Intelligent Home and their price is three times the cost you have the Smart wiring done by independent data cabler. The main…

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KcHongHa
Jan 28, 2015 6:15 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
28 January 2015

Engineer drawings

Engineer drawings
NSW

$1550 inc. GST, happy with that and a prompt quote too.

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Leksie5000
Jan 28, 2015 4:31 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 January 2015

Upgraded to BAL-29 - extra cost for thick toughened glass?

Upgraded to BAL-29 - extra cost for thick toughened glass?
VIC

You would probably get a better response if you posted this question in the window section where a couple of window manufacturers frequent. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jan 28, 2015 12:53 pm
beemo
beemo
28 January 2015

Building Broker

Building Broker
WA

Avoid this company. They are a disaster to deal with. Keeping it short... Their pre-quote checklist is simplistic - you can download better from the Internet. Anyway we…

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beemo
Jan 28, 2015 10:53 am
MichaelQ
MichaelQ
28 January 2015

fixed site cost

fixed site cost
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks Mirz, Serves me right for copying and pasting without checking. Hi Confused, Here is the link where I found the information. Bashworth is a regular contributor…

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MichaelQ
Jan 28, 2015 10:11 am
TSCH93
TSCH93
28 January 2015

Pressure Sewer System - $15K??

Pressure Sewer System - $15K??
VIC

Hi everyone, Currently (attempting) building in the Yarra Ranges, VIC. The builder has never before had to deal with a house that is downhill to the sewer main (amongst…

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TSCH93
Jan 28, 2015 9:42 am
khp3294
khp3294
28 January 2015

WALL NICHE

WALL NICHE
NSW

Hi, I need to decide on where abouts to put my wall niche. It was originally supposed to be in the hallway (horizontally) but unfortunatly that wall is a very important…

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khp3294
Jan 28, 2015 7:55 am
sheffieldhunter
sheffieldhunter
27 January 2015

Roof 22.5 or 26 degrees? Colourbond

Roof 22.5 or 26 degrees? Colourbond
NSW
1, 2

I got the construction drawing now and I think the apex at the heighest point or ridge level is 3110mm thats ceiling to ridge or the finished floor level to ridge is…

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sheffieldhunter
Jan 27, 2015 9:49 pm
sheffieldhunter
dannislade
dannislade
27 January 2015

Building Inspector Perth Reccomendations

Building Inspector Perth Reccomendations
WA

im SOR and i can pm the one i am using if anyone wants his details, he's doing my first one tomorrow but i found him recommended on this site by someone else and my friend…

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dannislade
Jan 27, 2015 6:40 pm
alex_6169
alex_6169
27 January 2015

Council Crossover Requirements

Council Crossover Requirements
WA

I am looking into the council requirements for crossovers in WA (most of the councils appear to have similar requirements). From my understanding, there is no obligation…

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alex_6169
Jan 27, 2015 5:56 pm
brick_paver
brick_paver
27 January 2015

Sewer pipe depth from ensuite. (S.A.)

Sewer pipe depth from ensuite. (S.A.)
SA

We have just built a new house with "Distinctive Homes", at Freeling in country South Australia and while we are quite happy with the overall build itself, not…

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brick_paver
Jan 27, 2015 11:55 am
brick_paver
shadowarrior
shadowarrior
27 January 2015

Another dark/dark colour question

Another dark/dark colour question
QLD

That combination looks beautiful bb. :) Will be updating pictures soon, we just got our frames done. :)

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shadowarrior
Jan 27, 2015 10:49 am
devu1986
devu1986
27 January 2015

Site cost at highland estate, craigieburn

Site cost at highland estate, craigieburn
VIC

Hi 1st_hme, We have just got quote between $10k-$15k by various builder but we are in Mt.Aitken. Just interested to know how your experience with Henley has been? We love…

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devu1986
Jan 27, 2015 9:40 am
ShuddaBeenATradie
ShuddaBeenATradie
26 January 2015

Which brand of laminate timber flooring???

Which brand of laminate timber flooring???
QLD
1, 2

Quick step is great, I put it down in my first unit and it seems to be holding up well to the rigors of being a rental now. I went with kronoswiss for my second unit and…

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ShuddaBeenATradie
Jan 26, 2015 10:56 pm
ShuddaBeenATradie
muptra
muptra
26 January 2015

Floor coverings & Window Treatments builder package

Floor coverings & Window Treatments builder package
WA

Hi, we just went to carpet call in melbourne and got a quote of 10.5k for parador flooring and carpet - supply & install

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muptra
Jan 26, 2015 3:10 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
26 January 2015

Soakwell access

Soakwell access
WA

That's what I was thinking.

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Crazyk
Jan 26, 2015 2:31 pm
Crazyk
Vertical Garden Love
Vertical Garden Love
26 January 2015

Internal Door Height for 2440 Ceiling

Internal Door Height for 2440 Ceiling
QLD

I personally think it better to have the same height doors throughout the house and it will give the feeling that ceiling is high throughout! We have high doors everywhere…

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Vertical Garden Love
Jan 26, 2015 10:59 am
Vertical Garden Love
Liliana
Liliana
25 January 2015

IDIOTS GUIDE TO BUILDING A NEW HOME - My journey begins.

IDIOTS GUIDE TO BUILDING A NEW HOME - My journey begins.
SA

You will also find a lot of information on Bashworth's site including ebooklets you can download: http://www.anewhouse.com.au/sample-page/

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Liliana
Jan 25, 2015 7:26 pm
mirz
mirz
25 January 2015

Artesan laminate - Milano or Venice display home

Artesan laminate - Milano or Venice display home
VIC

venice is on a little yellow tinge, and milano is more brownish

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mirz
Jan 25, 2015 7:06 pm
mirz
Laura and Jez
Laura and Jez
25 January 2015

Suspended slab alternatives - floors with thermal mass

Suspended slab alternatives - floors with thermal mass
VIC

Hi! I know this is an old post, but if you are still around, I was wondering what you ended up doing? I am in the planning stages for our build on a sloping block and we…

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Laura and Jez
Jan 25, 2015 4:07 pm
Pink86
Pink86
25 January 2015

Side setbacks

Side setbacks
NSW

2560mm house + 2242mm roof.

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Pink86
Jan 25, 2015 1:06 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
25 January 2015

Crack in polished concrete! HELP!

Crack in polished concrete! HELP!
VIC

Id say it's part of the character, personally. They can be filled as part of the grind and polish process. Disappointing if you paid extra for higher MPA pour etc but if…

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Beazley77
Jan 25, 2015 12:33 pm
Beazley77
LeanneR
LeanneR
25 January 2015

Ellenbrook Build - Starting Up

Ellenbrook Build - Starting Up
WA
1 ... 17, 18, 19

I think you mean PCI not prestart :) Yay to finally getting keys soon

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LeanneR
Jan 25, 2015 11:10 am
LeanneR
Navman888
Navman888
24 January 2015

Budgeting for a front concrete block fence - how much?

Budgeting for a front concrete block fence - how much?

how did you go with your block fence, we are looking to do the same in SE Melbourne

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Navman888
Jan 24, 2015 10:55 am
sofia14
sofia14
24 January 2015

wiring + smart wiring + NBN

wiring + smart wiring + NBN
WA

We put in junction box in main bedroom, living, dining and kitchen. We weren't sure why the builder said we need separated one in living, dining and kitchen since it is an…

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sofia14
Jan 24, 2015 8:59 am
trambay
trambay
24 January 2015

Tiling Costs?

Tiling Costs?
WA

I remember my builder was charging $120/sqm for Porcelain tile, 60 for normal tiles..

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trambay
Jan 24, 2015 7:09 am
Beau12
Beau12
24 January 2015

Cloverlea Estate Chirnside Park (Builds)

Cloverlea Estate Chirnside Park (Builds)
VIC
1, 2

Hi, interested to know if anyone building in Beaumont Drive and what is the latest they have heard re titling, as a bit worried about extended delays, Thanks

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Beau12
Jan 23, 2015 11:24 pm
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Navman888
Jan 23, 2015 8:38 pm
nofire
nofire
23 January 2015

medium sized shed

medium sized shed
WA

Our neighbours are pretty good for looking our for people who shouldn't be on the block, and it will be down the back of the block, not by the road.

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nofire
Jan 23, 2015 6:16 pm
Tristanium
Tristanium
23 January 2015

can contour reports AHD ever be wrong?

can contour reports AHD ever be wrong?
NSW

I would be more likely to believe the licensed surveyors' calibrated equipment to your watch, sorry If you can find the closest peg (might be noted on survey?) with a…

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Tristanium
Jan 23, 2015 1:42 pm
Tristanium
robarcher_83
robarcher_83
23 January 2015

Site cost 'The Park" Helena Valley

Site cost 'The Park" Helena Valley
WA

Thanks for the report. Does help a bit. My block does have more clay. As the 2nd level of soil in clay :( my block is also 512m2 and I do need pay extra for the bushfire…

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robarcher_83
Jan 23, 2015 11:21 am
frozenkuku
frozenkuku
22 January 2015

Y_and_W Build: Lightsview Terrace Living

Y_and_W Build: Lightsview Terrace Living
SA

my neighbor told me he spent more than 100k on his corner home fencing, and it's nothing fancy, just normal fencing. It blew me…

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frozenkuku
Jan 22, 2015 6:13 pm
frozenkuku
Mellywil
Mellywil
22 January 2015

Insufficient boundaries for service protection report

Insufficient boundaries for service protection report
NSW

Yup. We're happy to move out now, but wanted to put it off for as long as…

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Mellywil
Jan 22, 2015 4:31 pm
AndreB
AndreB
22 January 2015

Metricon Process quesiton

Metricon Process quesiton
NSW

Hi there, My first post on the forum. We've just signed the preliminary contract, and it is very clear that variations from this point on do not have to be accepted by…

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AndreB
Jan 22, 2015 4:11 pm
bashworth
bashworth
22 January 2015

metal blade pier

metal blade pier
NSW

Blade piers are really just a different design of screw pile with 2 cutting edges rather than the traditional 1. This link gives a comparison between screw piles and…

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bashworth
Jan 22, 2015 3:58 pm
bashworth


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