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blesta
blesta
3 April 2015

Building our first home in Worthington Estate, Pakenham

Building our first home in Worthington Estate, Pakenham
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

We are in Worthington and are yet to have any optic connected/NBN. We are still using 1net which has been renamed about 4 times and is now called PlanetISP. It costs us…

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blesta
Apr 03, 2015 2:20 pm
blesta
1st_HomeBuyer
1st_HomeBuyer
3 April 2015

27sq home and landscaping under 300k?

27sq home and landscaping under 300k?
NSW
1, 2

Hi there Sorry for late reply. I am looking at builders. i have shortlisted a few. I will pm you details.

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1st_HomeBuyer
Apr 03, 2015 12:04 pm
1st_HomeBuyer
nikkis2000
nikkis2000
2 April 2015

Time from contract signing to being onsite

Time from contract signing to being onsite
SA

We signed on the 24th September 2014. The slab was laid on the 28th March. Delays were due to: 3 months waiting for fully correct drawings to send to council 1 of 5…

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nikkis2000
Apr 02, 2015 10:02 am
nikkis2000
nsnvas
nsnvas
2 April 2015

Are my expectations from independent building inspector too

Are my expectations from independent building inspector too
VIC

Hi, I am also building knock down and building new home with JG King in Cheltenham, Victoria. Where are you building yours?

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nsnvas
Apr 02, 2015 9:02 am
spamhamster
spamhamster
1 April 2015

Handover completed - Pest Control

Handover completed - Pest Control
QLD

Hi Guys, I have asked a similar question before. However, I have now got the keys to the house and landscaping won't start until two weeks time. I thought I would do…

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spamhamster
Apr 01, 2015 9:51 pm
goody59
goody59
1 April 2015

BAL 12.5 and windows and doors.

BAL 12.5 and windows and doors.
VIC

Please see below requirements for the BAL 12.5: Provide bushfire rated construction to comply with clauses 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, and 5.8 of the Australian Standard AS…

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goody59
Apr 01, 2015 5:34 pm
goody59
grbeattie
grbeattie
1 April 2015

Bricks - Austral Settlers Pepperwood

Bricks - Austral Settlers Pepperwood
VIC

I already replied in the other thread, but just so others can find it :) viewtopic.php?p=1329476#p1329476

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grbeattie
Apr 01, 2015 2:23 pm
jelbell55
jelbell55
1 April 2015

Tiling in Perth

Tiling in Perth
WA
1, 2

Hey Jelbell! I am following your build as well and we are nearly neighbours I think! :-) We will building on Haricot street Tuart Ridge just…

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jelbell55
Apr 01, 2015 12:10 pm
Lily123456
Lily123456
1 April 2015

Building Our First Home at Ropes Crossing - Foomi 27 Sq

Building Our First Home at Ropes Crossing - Foomi 27 Sq
NSW

Hi Everyone, As the post title suggests, we are starting to build our first home at Ropes Crossing, NSW. The Lot we selected is 629.3 sq m and…

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Lily123456
Apr 01, 2015 9:07 am
Dude78
Dude78
1 April 2015

Building with Urban Edge

Building with Urban Edge
VIC

Is any building or has built with UE who could share their experience? We want to make few changes such as change stainless steel balustrade to glass for stairs and add…

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Dude78
Apr 01, 2015 5:34 am
tlblhayward
tlblhayward
1 April 2015

Porter Davis Build in Victoria

Porter Davis Build in Victoria
VIC

Hi and welcome :) I highly recommend you do a search for Porter Davis on here, there's already a very long main thread full of helpful info (may…

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tlblhayward
Mar 31, 2015 11:16 pm
tlblhayward

hi grbeattie! just wanted to see how your build is going... would love some pictures if possible as i am using the same brick :)

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grbeattie
Mar 31, 2015 8:37 pm
andyiriks
andyiriks
31 March 2015

confused first home buyer

confused first home buyer
WA

A few builders to consider for first home buyer Red Ink, owned by Scott Park Aussie Living, a subsidiary of Ventura Homes Complete Homes, part of the Ross North…

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andyiriks
Mar 31, 2015 6:18 pm
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
31 March 2015

Land Finance & House Finance

Land Finance & House Finance
VIC

Definitely a good idea to talk to your broker/lender about how your loan will be organised. You can have a house and land package with 2 separate contracts (we bought our…

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Ilaeria
Mar 31, 2015 3:41 pm
Ilaeria
GianZoe2015
GianZoe2015
31 March 2015

Hickinbotham Homes - Green Tree Walk (Paralowie SA)

Hickinbotham Homes - Green Tree Walk (Paralowie SA)
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hey just wondering if you can tell me the price of your footings for the area

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GianZoe2015
Mar 31, 2015 2:28 pm
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
31 March 2015

Homebase course

Homebase course
WA

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/australi ... 1073189779 I honestly just want them gone now. ..trying to clear out!

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xxkatxx
Mar 31, 2015 1:43 pm
KateRG88
KateRG88
31 March 2015

Warralily estate

Warralily estate
VIC
1, 2, 3

Thanks! We were very lucky - someone had a holding fee on this land, but their finances fell through. As we went through the display village I had…

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KateRG88
Mar 31, 2015 12:48 pm
KateRG88
GianZoe2015
GianZoe2015
31 March 2015

GREENTREE WALK PARALOWIE

GREENTREE WALK PARALOWIE
SA

Hi We are currently taking the what seems to be LONG journey of building in the new estate - greentree walk and wondering if anyone else has built there and the cost of…

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GianZoe2015
Mar 31, 2015 12:00 pm
MrBee
MrBee
31 March 2015

New build @ Mitchelton (QLD) Pool party :-)

New build @ Mitchelton (QLD) Pool party :-)
QLD
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Great thread! really enjoyed it! pity some of the final pic links were broken :( but you have built a really nice house!

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MrBee
Mar 31, 2015 11:00 am
MrBee
boosta
boosta
31 March 2015

Oakford homes-Adelaide SA-BRICKED

Oakford homes-Adelaide SA-BRICKED
SA
1, 2

Updated blog and still work in progress.....

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boosta
Mar 31, 2015 9:42 am
marmot
marmot
31 March 2015

Southwest build with WACB

Southwest build with WACB
WA
1, 2, 3

Looking good. We are building in Esperance, WA. Using the admin team from the southwest office as we don't have a local admin team. Looks like your build has gone well!

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marmot
Mar 31, 2015 7:36 am
astav88
astav88
31 March 2015

Site cut / drainage / concreting

Site cut / drainage / concreting
VIC

Garage is 170mm below rest of the house

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astav88
Mar 31, 2015 6:52 am
tlblhayward
tlblhayward
31 March 2015

Can a small chip in laminate counter top be repaired?

Can a small chip in laminate counter top be repaired?
SA

Just get your builder to replace the whole thing. If they damaged it then they must fix it.

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tlblhayward
Mar 31, 2015 12:11 am
tlblhayward
Adam.M
Adam.M
30 March 2015

Clean fill removal and ground levelling

Clean fill removal and ground levelling
VIC

Depends how good you are with a Dingo mini excavator? You can hire one for the weekend for about $260. I have used Yarra Hire in Ravenhall and they have been one of the…

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Adam.M
Mar 30, 2015 10:56 pm
mixz0r
mixz0r
30 March 2015

Aveling Homes Build - Vale S2 Woburn Park, The Vines

Aveling Homes Build - Vale S2 Woburn Park, The Vines
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

We almost built the same house with Aveling. Sounds like we dodged a bullet from what I've just read. Really sorry it's going so poorly for you; I can't believe they put…

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mixz0r
Mar 30, 2015 8:18 pm
mixz0r
koston44
koston44
30 March 2015

Sewer Peg Out - please explain?

Sewer Peg Out - please explain?
1, 2

Hi I understand this is a old thread. But could anyone help me with this. We are building in GREY GUM Estate Kellyville. Metricon has given the…

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koston44
Mar 30, 2015 6:23 pm
koston44
Slider
Slider
30 March 2015

Penalty for late completion with project builders

Penalty for late completion with project builders
WA

We had $1 per working day in ours (Yes $1). Wasn't even worth chasing. James 96 A4 (B5) Quattro 1.8 turbo

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Slider
Mar 30, 2015 12:21 pm
Chaton
Chaton
30 March 2015

Metricon-Experiences Please

Metricon-Experiences Please
QLD

We're in discussions with them now. Our salesperson showed us the $10,000 Studio M spend deal but we feel the air con and Ceasar Stone upgrade offer is better for…

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Chaton
Mar 30, 2015 9:53 am
Chaton
MalSannie
MalSannie
30 March 2015

Nellie & Chris's HGWA build - PCI 19TH MARCH!

Nellie & Chris's HGWA build - PCI 19TH MARCH!
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Oh my word CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! ::cheerleader:: ::party:: are you all moved in yet?? ::lol::

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MalSannie
Mar 30, 2015 7:19 am
MalSannie
TomCat
TomCat
30 March 2015

Three new Simonds show homes going up in Adelaide

Three new Simonds show homes going up in Adelaide
SA

Oh lordy, the three show homes at Blakes Crossing are nearly finished and they are all looking fantastic! One is the Avalon and it was so exciting walking through it,…

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TomCat
Mar 29, 2015 11:35 pm
TomCat
Pink86
Pink86
29 March 2015

House and land packages

House and land packages

I believe the tender price is valid for 90days or until you pay your 5% deposit. You are best to take your contract to solicitor to make sure they cannot increase your…

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Pink86
Mar 29, 2015 9:09 pm
Natalie92
Natalie92
29 March 2015

Render

Render
WA

Thank you :)

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Natalie92
Mar 29, 2015 8:22 pm
Natalie92
glendale38
glendale38
29 March 2015

Having second thoughts on clear glass splashback

Having second thoughts on clear glass splashback
NSW

I agree with you Monalisa... now you got me thinking about our window splashback... its too late to do anything abt ours now!

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glendale38
Mar 29, 2015 8:22 pm
ella_88
ella_88
29 March 2015

Woodvale

Woodvale
SA

Anybody building in Woodvale, Gawler South?

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ella_88
Mar 29, 2015 2:04 pm
mgilla
mgilla
28 March 2015

Soil test results wrong?

Soil test results wrong?
QLD

Soil test results can vary based on the engineers interpretation, I remember doing 2 houses side by side flanked by 2 others by another builder. Our footings were 600 deep…

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mgilla
Mar 28, 2015 7:33 pm
Stormy
Stormy
28 March 2015

Double storey build - what are the must have upgrades

Double storey build - what are the must have upgrades
VIC

I agree with everyone's suggestions. Unfortunately, our builder wouldn't allow us to have a laundry chute...but that's when kids come in handy to take the hamper…

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Stormy
Mar 28, 2015 10:06 am
Stormy
goody59
goody59
28 March 2015

Pest Control Question

Pest Control Question
QLD

Landscaping can make bridges over termite barriers to allow infestation eg- soils or mulch above the weep holes in brickwork. Barriers can be broken by landscaping…

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goody59
Mar 28, 2015 8:51 am
goody59
PixiGT
PixiGT
28 March 2015

You have probably been where I am.

You have probably been where I am.
QLD

Oh, and of course, don't become emotionally attached to the property - put your business brain in gear, & think of the property as an income/tax offset stream rather than…

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PixiGT
Mar 28, 2015 12:47 am
PixiGT
tmwoburn
tmwoburn
27 March 2015

Aveling Build NOR - We have Keys!

Aveling Build NOR - We have Keys!
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Congratulation Vines so glad it all ended well! Now you can start to make some wonderful new memories in your lovely home. All the best! ::smile:: ::celeb::

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tmwoburn
Mar 27, 2015 9:23 pm
tmwoburn
bugbos
bugbos
27 March 2015

Building at Averys Rise Heddon Greta

Building at Averys Rise Heddon Greta
NSW

Update They have split up the construction of Stage 1 in half so that they can get people who have bought lots already into construction earlier. There are 9 lots that…

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bugbos
Mar 27, 2015 8:13 pm
N3ll3
N3ll3
27 March 2015

Freelife Homes

Freelife Homes
WA

+1 Brace…

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N3ll3
Mar 27, 2015 6:43 pm
GarSue_Newton24
GarSue_Newton24
27 March 2015

Building a Wisdom, Newton 24 - happy to share the process

Building a Wisdom, Newton 24 - happy to share the process
NSW

One year and four months after we paid out deposit and we are scheduled to settle on Monday. Watch this space - we are ready to "unload".....

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GarSue_Newton24
Mar 27, 2015 5:44 pm
dannislade
dannislade
27 March 2015

Is it cheaper to outsource to contractors?

Is it cheaper to outsource to contractors?
QLD

if your builder is cheaper go with the builder but make sure you know what your getting. im buying carpet myself and my friend brought carpet through the builder (same…

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dannislade
Mar 27, 2015 2:54 pm

Hi All, Though i might make a separate thread for the Carlisle Homes Blogs and Progress pictures. I really love looking at everyones photos on their blogs and also the…

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KateRG88
Mar 27, 2015 2:39 pm
KateRG88
TashPaul
TashPaul
27 March 2015

What to prioritise regarding upgrades

What to prioritise regarding upgrades
WA

Upgrades are such a personal choice. Different people prioritise different things, not just because of the different house plans, but personal opinion. From what you have…

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TashPaul
Mar 27, 2015 10:39 am
TashPaul
garry_1233
garry_1233
27 March 2015

Internet Providers in Riverwalk Werribee

Internet Providers in Riverwalk Werribee
VIC

Hi All, I am building a house in Riverwalk Estate Werribee. I just wanted to find out what companies (Eg. Telsta, iinet etc..) provides the internet in this estate also if…

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garry_1233
Mar 27, 2015 10:34 am
PerthAussie2014
PerthAussie2014
27 March 2015

access to run data cable

access to run data cable
NSW

Yep our builder was more than happy for us to get cabling installed by a third party during construction. Your timing has to be right though- if you have brick internal…

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PerthAussie2014
Mar 27, 2015 9:07 am
Denten
Denten
26 March 2015

Site Works, A Catch 22

Site Works, A Catch 22
QLD

Hi, Our builder said that they usually over allow by 10-20% and as a result they usually end up passing on a credit. Our credit was $3000 and the detail we received was…

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Denten
Mar 26, 2015 8:39 pm
mgilla
mgilla
26 March 2015

Brick damage on a house and land package

Brick damage on a house and land package
NSW

What oneJohn said, take plenty of pics of the studs and gyprock damage. If there are any damaged studs its not that hard to replace them or place a new one next to it …

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mgilla
Mar 26, 2015 8:29 pm


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