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Neth04
Neth04
4 August 2015

Building Sahara Q1 KDR

Building Sahara Q1 KDR
VIC

We are thinking of changing the Ensuite and Bath wall tile colours to a darker version and make Axel cladding darker, thought it is too contrasting with the brick. Also…

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Neth04
Aug 04, 2015 7:11 am
Assh
Assh
3 August 2015

Mystery of the 3 copper pipes on a gas water heater

Mystery of the 3 copper pipes on a gas water heater
QLD

Thank you Gsp07R. I'll try to get photo attached when I work out how... ::dizzy::

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Assh
Aug 03, 2015 10:16 pm
Joe Cruz
Joe Cruz
3 August 2015

Elysian29 or Paddington 29 --Need you help

Elysian29 or Paddington 29 --Need you help
NSW

TomCats suggestion of walking through both homes is the best advice. Also keep in mind what looks good on paper may not translate to the best design if you make so many…

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Joe Cruz
Aug 03, 2015 7:19 pm
hamptonstyle
hamptonstyle
3 August 2015

Porter Davis Charlton

Porter Davis Charlton
VIC

Haha I'm the one that's been commenting on your photos! I was asking about the kitchen cupboards etc :D

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hamptonstyle
Aug 03, 2015 7:00 pm
hamptonstyle
davo123
davo123
3 August 2015

Building a new home

Building a new home
NSW

We live in a small house, in very poor condition. It is on a sloped block and near bush land (we are BAL-FZ for 1/3 of house and BAL-40 for rest) and we're in Sydney's…

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davo123
Aug 03, 2015 2:23 pm
nestaxu
nestaxu
2 August 2015

Pre-Build - Amalfi 632 Mainvue Homes

Pre-Build - Amalfi 632 Mainvue Homes
VIC

Hi nestaxu, I've been meaning to post again as we've decided not to build with Maivue now. We felt like their standard inclusions were…

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nestaxu
Aug 02, 2015 11:51 am
bashworth
bashworth
2 August 2015

Do I need to wait for land to "settle" after demolition?

Do I need to wait for land to "settle" after demolition?
VIC

It depends on what type of soil you are building on. If you are building on clay the soil under the house will be drier than elsewhere. With a different floor plan the…

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bashworth
Aug 02, 2015 9:59 am
bashworth
averagepunter
averagepunter
2 August 2015

How long to wait after demolition to put down slab.

How long to wait after demolition to put down slab.
VIC

Hi All, Would anyone please be able to advise me, whether I need to let the land "settle" (For a month or so?) after demolition of old property (On stumps)? The new…

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averagepunter
Aug 02, 2015 9:01 am
Barnacles279
Barnacles279
1 August 2015

Ichijo Homes??

Ichijo Homes??
NSW

Anyone building with Ichijo homes? I tried to visit their display home at homeworld south but it's closed even on weekend?? Are they still building houses or not? anyone knows?

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Barnacles279
Aug 01, 2015 8:45 pm
Barnacles279
d@n
d@n
1 August 2015

New home visuals facade website

New home visuals facade website
VIC
1, 2

Which pics are you referring to? Some clients choose the same…

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d@n
Aug 01, 2015 7:40 pm
Ksandhu
Ksandhu
1 August 2015

Building merricks with metricon Vic

Building merricks with metricon Vic
VIC

Any one building merricks with metricon in Vic can share the experience ...

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Ksandhu
Aug 01, 2015 1:30 pm
knigor
knigor
1 August 2015

Building with Casaview Home

Building with Casaview Home
NSW

Hi guys, Since it's been a long since your last post, I was wondering how did you go with Casaview homes? I'm considering going into a tender with them. Thanks.

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knigor
Aug 01, 2015 11:05 am
TomCat
TomCat
1 August 2015

What colour windows??

What colour windows??
VIC

Can't you post a pic of these items together? I have no idea what these colours are except Surfmist.

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TomCat
Aug 01, 2015 6:17 am
TomCat
PerthAussie2014
PerthAussie2014
31 July 2015

Dreamstart homes Jewel 101

Dreamstart homes Jewel 101
WA

Hi everyone! :D Hubby and i are looking into building the jewel 101 in Banksia Grove with dreamstart homes. It will be our first home :z:

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PerthAussie2014
Jul 31, 2015 8:25 pm
KDRB
KDRB
31 July 2015

Knock Down Re-builds - Clarendon, Coral Homes, MJH, or ??

Knock Down Re-builds - Clarendon, Coral Homes, MJH, or ??
NSW

Hello, I am new to the forum and to the whole building a new house ... Bit of background info - we have had extension plans drawn up and engineered and getting builders…

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KDRB
Jul 31, 2015 8:20 pm
sydfam
sydfam
31 July 2015

Infill to cover missaligned brickwork - acceptable?

Infill to cover missaligned brickwork - acceptable?
VIC

We are faced with the same issue and would appreciate to see a photo of the powder coated infill or angle. If you have one could you please post it? Our front door also…

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sydfam
Jul 31, 2015 5:30 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
31 July 2015

Urbanedge colour book soft copy?

Urbanedge colour book soft copy?
VIC

this probably doesn't help but anyone can go through the porter davis studio. We are not building with them and they said they are happy for us…

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Ponzu
Jul 31, 2015 4:07 pm
donR
donR
31 July 2015

Alucabond/Alutile/Vitrabond

Alucabond/Alutile/Vitrabond
NSW

Sure could well do, have a building project coming up and have a section where I am tossing up whether to render on blue board or use some sort of cladding. I have seen…

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donR
Jul 31, 2015 3:38 pm
Chi Chi 1
Chi Chi 1
31 July 2015

Jas build - PCI next week, finally updated with lots of pics

Jas build - PCI next week, finally updated with lots of pics
SA
1, 2, 3

Hi Jas, i wish i could see your pictures they are no longer avail to view on your threads :(

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Chi Chi 1
Jul 31, 2015 3:32 pm
joshjzx
joshjzx
31 July 2015

Who's Building In Heritage Parc Rutherford

Who's Building In Heritage Parc Rutherford
WA

Hi All, Been reading a little through this forum on everyones experiences, i am in the early stages of building in Heritage Parc, secured lot 82 and will be building with…

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joshjzx
Jul 31, 2015 2:03 pm
MelMel
MelMel
31 July 2015

Cleaning Coloured Grout

Cleaning Coloured Grout
NSW

Hi All, I was hoping someone would be able to help with the question. We are about to move in but I want to do a proper clean of the house because the floors are…

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MelMel
Jul 31, 2015 9:03 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
31 July 2015

The Belmaurice 2-Storey House

The Belmaurice 2-Storey House
WA

Don't hand over any money until you are confident in the design, engineering,specis and what they will build.Salesman are very good at selling you the sizzle in the BBQ…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 31, 2015 8:05 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Nzimpofu
Nzimpofu
31 July 2015

The Belmaurice 2-Storey House

The Belmaurice 2-Storey House
WA

Cheers Archetto. A 2y build would be a deal-breaker for us though! I'll have to research their building methods and view a finished example I think.

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Nzimpofu
Jul 31, 2015 1:17 am
dazjen
dazjen
30 July 2015

Tile issues

Tile issues
QLD

Thanks will talk about it with the ss tomorrow at my meeting.

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dazjen
Jul 30, 2015 7:32 pm
Logician
Logician
30 July 2015

converyancer and deposit questions, needs help:)

converyancer and deposit questions, needs help:)
VIC

Hi, I think it depends on whether the builder or developer is using a real estate agent to deal with the buyer. In our case we paid our deposit to the agent acting for…

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Logician
Jul 30, 2015 6:41 pm
Logician
AdsF
AdsF
30 July 2015

Screen on first floor

Screen on first floor
VIC

Would have been good to actually read the post and not assume we were talking about the ground level. Building Regulation 419 deals with Overlooking Way around it is…

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AdsF
Jul 30, 2015 2:55 pm
archetto
archetto
30 July 2015

Roughly how much over the listed price to build....

Roughly how much over the listed price to build....
SA

We added $76,000 to our listed price and I expect another $55,000 to finish the house, flooring/window covering/landscaping/cabinetry/electrical/paint etc

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archetto
Jul 30, 2015 1:11 pm
archetto
kpravin
kpravin
29 July 2015

Review of Silkwood Homes QLD Builder

Review of Silkwood Homes QLD Builder
QLD

Thanks Roomeat for the feedback. I found Tony pretty good to deal with...

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kpravin
Jul 29, 2015 3:06 pm
kpravin
thefarmers
thefarmers
29 July 2015

Recommendations for a Landscaper - Make my home like a Disp

Recommendations for a Landscaper - Make my home like a Disp
VIC

I found one that has done a number of Display Homes - but I wouldn't recommend them. If you haven't started calling around yet, let me give you the benefit of all my…

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thefarmers
Jul 29, 2015 2:28 pm
SaberX
SaberX
29 July 2015

New home design questions

New home design questions
WA

Hi Bonnie. Costs 500 but the intention currently is to increase the shower to a double. Interesting points you made about room flow, never thought if it'd impact much.…

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SaberX
Jul 29, 2015 12:23 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 July 2015

When to do the landscape gardening, fencing, auto gate?

When to do the landscape gardening, fencing, auto gate?
VIC

Is it a hinged gate or automatic sliding gate? If the latter then you need to have a channel in the driveway slab at the time of pour. Otherwise you can end up with a rail…

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Stewie D
Jul 29, 2015 11:02 am
justmelwoo
justmelwoo
29 July 2015

Who else is building in Waterford County or with Metricon?

Who else is building in Waterford County or with Metricon?
NSW

Hi jradsy, that will make us neighbours! Mac Jones build beautiful homes, how exciting! Which house plan are you building? I'm familiar with a few of theirs... We are…

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justmelwoo
Jul 29, 2015 12:38 am
claypot
claypot
28 July 2015

Building with Sterling Homes Adelaide

Building with Sterling Homes Adelaide
SA

How's the build going, got them on the strait and narrow?

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claypot
Jul 28, 2015 9:21 pm
andy1980
andy1980
28 July 2015

Render Color help

Render Color help
VIC

It got very limited color selection

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andy1980
Jul 28, 2015 8:04 pm
bpratt
bpratt
28 July 2015

WHITE KITCHENS PLEASE

WHITE KITCHENS PLEASE

Thanks bpratt. I did do that but the app was playing up and kept saying the connection failed- turns out I've posted in 5 times now. Any idea how…

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bpratt
Jul 28, 2015 7:48 pm
jessicana10
jessicana10
28 July 2015

Power pit

Power pit
VIC

Our power pit didn't cost us anything. The pole Was right outside our house but they just install the pit and that's it. If you wanted to have power to the house you would…

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jessicana10
Jul 28, 2015 4:41 pm
jessicana10
kylie40
kylie40
28 July 2015

Custom KDR in Flame Zone

Custom KDR in Flame Zone
NSW

Some things I've learnt along the way: We have sourced and supplied most of the non-structural stuff for this house we are building, including: all bathroom fittings, all…

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kylie40
Jul 28, 2015 4:35 pm
kylie40
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
28 July 2015

Bulkheads Or Not?

Bulkheads Or Not?
QLD

Oh also, Forg, out bulkheads are deeper than our overheads so the overheads sit a couple of inches BEHIND the bulkhead, which I think looks ok. I agree that if it was the…

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Ilaeria
Jul 28, 2015 2:58 pm
Ilaeria
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goody59
Jul 28, 2015 1:20 pm
goody59
halogen
halogen
28 July 2015

Anyone building in Lakeside Success (WA)?

Anyone building in Lakeside Success (WA)?
WA

Yeah its a nice small pocket indeed. Casting the net a little wider, is anyone building with Ventura in the Banjup Calleya / Lakeside Success area? I assume the site…

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halogen
Jul 28, 2015 11:20 am
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
28 July 2015

Perth attic ladders

Perth attic ladders
WA

Nah Beazley, sorry…

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Perth_Euro
Jul 28, 2015 9:01 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
28 July 2015

Provisional costs

Provisional costs
WA
1, 2

Maybe I should start a new thread but my predicament is as follows:- Provisional sums in contract for rock breaking. Was only notified these…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 28, 2015 8:40 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Decka
Decka
27 July 2015

Is the builder's upgrade cost reasonable?

Is the builder's upgrade cost reasonable?
NSW

I would go gas, atleast you can still cook if there is a blackout. Is there just no gas because they haven't gotten around to doing the work yet but there are plans to…

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Decka
Jul 27, 2015 7:50 pm
Decka
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
27 July 2015

What to do with left over ceramic floor tiles?

What to do with left over ceramic floor tiles?
VIC

I'm planning on keeping them all. What if you have a flood or fire and you have a big section damaged? If you have a really large amount left over you might want to try to…

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Ilaeria
Jul 27, 2015 3:41 pm
Ilaeria
petertherock24
petertherock24
27 July 2015

Plantation Homes - Oasis - contract signed

Plantation Homes - Oasis - contract signed
QLD

Thanks, I have sent few requests for quote to local driveway companies but no one responded. I guess will go with PH then...

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petertherock24
Jul 27, 2015 12:38 pm
wood bang
wood bang
27 July 2015

3rd Party Building Inspector

3rd Party Building Inspector
WA

www.jimsbuildinginspections.com.au Not my territory, you'll get someone that would be very helpful.

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wood bang
Jul 27, 2015 12:37 pm
wood bang


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