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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

I got hubby to draw roughly where he wants the house to be, on…

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Lorri
May 09, 2015 10:17 pm
Lorri
Ru2014
Ru2014
9 May 2015

Simonds Avalon Adelaide [Pre-site]

Simonds Avalon Adelaide [Pre-site]
SA
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Tomcat happy to see your build starting. Nice choice of lights. I can already picture them in your house, what colour are your walls?, also did you upgrade your ensuite bath tub?

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Ru2014
May 09, 2015 3:34 pm
Roomeat
Roomeat
9 May 2015

Slow progress with build - is this normal?

Slow progress with build - is this normal?
WA

It's in the builders best interest to finish as soon as practical. Most contracts are covered by "damages " clauses to protect from this. Other delays could also be the…

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Roomeat
May 09, 2015 2:00 pm
Roomeat
lollipop888
lollipop888
9 May 2015

Fa!rhaven Homes: - Studio FH & Upgrade Prices!

Fa!rhaven Homes: - Studio FH & Upgrade Prices!
VIC

STUDIO Fh Be well prepared and familiar, as you will need choose EVERYTHING for your house at this appointment! Go display and book for preview.…

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lollipop888
May 09, 2015 10:38 am
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kellie_87
May 08, 2015 12:29 pm
kellie_87

Loose bricks in wall

Loose bricks in wall
WA

Hi Alex Bricks shouldnt be knock out that easy! Useful Strength info, Bricks 10MPa, mortar 6Mpa, poor mortar <1MPa Testing can be carried out on site in situ by an…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 08, 2015 12:03 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Panda_AU
Panda_AU
8 May 2015

PGH Olympus -Please Help

PGH Olympus -Please Help
NSW

No I want the first pic not s fan of the second photo AT ALL

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Panda_AU
May 08, 2015 12:02 pm
Decka
Decka
7 May 2015

Water Resistant Plasterboard

Water Resistant Plasterboard
WA

Two different BGC products, a quick google and you should be able to find the product brochures in short time. If they have put Durashet up in the alfresco then that is…

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Decka
May 07, 2015 11:37 pm
Decka
bluesteel
bluesteel
7 May 2015

Building inspectors Adelaide? Also other locations

Building inspectors Adelaide? Also other locations

Hi everyone, Trying to get some recommendations of independent building inspectors in Adelaide? Who did you use? Also for any other locations to help anyone else looking ::lol::

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bluesteel
May 07, 2015 9:14 pm
bluesteel
mgilla
mgilla
7 May 2015

Fridge Space not to working drawings

Fridge Space not to working drawings
VIC

Yeah the offset is for the bulkhead above the overhead cupboard. Your fridge space is 820. As they say, pick your battles. This one you wont win.

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mgilla
May 07, 2015 7:47 pm
jaghome3
jaghome3
7 May 2015

Bricks - Metallix Bronze vs Bowral Blue

Bricks - Metallix Bronze vs Bowral Blue
NSW

We're looking at building soon and now starting to consider brick choices. We like the darker colours and considering Metallix Bronze or Bowral Blue. Has anyone used…

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jaghome3
May 07, 2015 3:01 pm
sagey1
sagey1
7 May 2015

What are responsibilities after Practical Completion

What are responsibilities after Practical Completion
WA

Thanks everyone. Guess we'll have to be patient. They still don't know when they'll get everything finished. Right now it looks like they need at least a few more weeks,…

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sagey1
May 07, 2015 11:37 am
glendale38
glendale38
7 May 2015

Duplex Builders

Duplex Builders
NSW

Hi everyone... does anyone have contacts to recommended duplex builders who are reasonably priced in South West Sydney?

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glendale38
May 07, 2015 8:42 am
maximus
maximus
6 May 2015

Anyone building in telstra smart community?

Anyone building in telstra smart community?
VIC

Your builder should have placed a conduit from the front of your house to the street for Telstra to then come along later and install the fibre-optic lead-in. Telstra use…

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maximus
May 06, 2015 6:52 pm
maximus
oneJohn
oneJohn
6 May 2015

Brickies cut slab, is this ok??

Brickies cut slab, is this ok??
WA

I don't think the pictures clearly show what has happened. Does the first one show the piece that was cut out? - as in they'd laid bricks, and then cut the brick and some…

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oneJohn
May 06, 2015 6:06 pm
oneJohn
froggy1976
froggy1976
6 May 2015

City Council Town Planning Victoria

City Council Town Planning Victoria
VIC

I believe that they have 90 days to make a decision from the time the application is submitted. The clock stops every time they seek further info or during advertising. …

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froggy1976
May 06, 2015 5:02 pm
Firstbuild92
Firstbuild92
6 May 2015

Coral Homes facades

Coral Homes facades
QLD

Hi Ashie, Have you had any luck with finished facades? I would really like to see some! I'm stuck between 3 now, oops

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Firstbuild92
May 06, 2015 2:44 pm
harps
harps
6 May 2015

How long to get building contracts

How long to get building contracts
QLD

Cheers yes it seems waiting is par of course it's not the waiting that is worrying me it's the 3 lots of different information from people that was. It will be worth the wait :)

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harps
May 06, 2015 2:06 pm
dannislade
dannislade
6 May 2015

Duplex design - feedback please

Duplex design - feedback please

by swapping the toliet with the laundry it would be more space economical as its a bigger area which allows for more linen/vaccum/brooms storage. you wouldnt have to lose…

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dannislade
May 06, 2015 1:54 pm
karenmum
karenmum
6 May 2015

Building in Brigadoon with Summit - Roof Carpentry

Building in Brigadoon with Summit - Roof Carpentry
WA
1, 2, 3

Hi. I have been following your posts with great interest. We are also building in this development in Brigadoon...completed prestart last week. We are going to be doing…

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karenmum
May 06, 2015 12:23 pm
trixee
trixee
6 May 2015

Mark's Family Home Build Thread - Selections (Pic Overload)

Mark's Family Home Build Thread - Selections (Pic Overload)
WA
1, 2

Yes, feature grade has more sap and knots, standard has fewer. If it's at all possible, I'd love to see some pictures, as there don't seem to be many houses with marri…

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trixee
May 06, 2015 12:17 pm
trixee


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