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AussieMark
AussieMark
6 April 2015

Carport or garage?

Carport or garage?
WA

Yep carports are not allowed to have closed in sides or doors if they do then they must comply with set back rules. I think its horses for courses. I want a garage…

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AussieMark
Apr 07, 2015 12:46 am
Megera
Megera
6 April 2015

How long did it take you to choose your builder?

How long did it take you to choose your builder?
QLD

I'm glad I'm not the only one that made a quick decision! My fiance had a week off from work so we spent that week visiting display homes and narrowing down where we…

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Megera
Apr 06, 2015 11:55 pm
Megera
New_Robinhood
New_Robinhood
6 April 2015

Fixed site cost Vs Reliability & Quality

Fixed site cost Vs Reliability & Quality
VIC

Hi Guys, Thanks you for your time, I have already done my own soil test it also came up with some rocks present at the back of the property. But soil engineer told me in…

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New_Robinhood
Apr 06, 2015 6:51 pm
marmot
marmot
6 April 2015

My builder put no sisalation on frame (no wall wrap).

My builder put no sisalation on frame (no wall wrap).
SA

I'm not sure if this is the same but we had the same issue with the sisalation in the roof. Apparently in relation to the roof if your roof is over a certain degree in…

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marmot
Apr 06, 2015 5:53 pm
msgarrett
msgarrett
6 April 2015

Doing you own Electrical work with Carlisle Home

Doing you own Electrical work with Carlisle Home
VIC

Thanks for the tip Puglover, I will give that a go for sure!

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msgarrett
Apr 06, 2015 2:20 pm
shadowarrior
shadowarrior
6 April 2015

Hobless shower and reflux valve

Hobless shower and reflux valve
WA

@Monalisa, yes, can feel your pain. :| The odds of the problem happening is 1 in thousand, but just because it can happen, there is the clause by the council to classify…

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shadowarrior
Apr 06, 2015 1:33 pm
Judiros
Judiros
6 April 2015

Plantation Maya 4 in Warner Qld

Plantation Maya 4 in Warner Qld
QLD

Have been looking at the progress of your Maya 4. We are building the same in Noosa. It has taken a while since we signed contracts back at the end of November last…

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Judiros
Apr 06, 2015 11:35 am
akhilinmelb
akhilinmelb
6 April 2015

cheap drivways

cheap drivways
VIC

hello members , building a home in cranbourne east .it would be great if anyone recommend me handyman or concreater for my driveway. :D :D cheers

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akhilinmelb
Apr 06, 2015 11:15 am
Extreme
Extreme
6 April 2015

BUILDING IN JORDAN SPRINGS

BUILDING IN JORDAN SPRINGS
NSW
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Our BAL29 costs ended up being 10k in required fittings and 6k in optional stuff. The optional stuff being fly screens, security doors and upgrading front/laundry door…

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Extreme
Apr 06, 2015 9:57 am
Designer-Crete
Designer-Crete
5 April 2015

Kit homes vs conventional build?

Kit homes vs conventional build?
QLD

Thanks for your response. I would be able to do most of the flooring as I run a flooring business and would also be able to get cousin in for concreting but thats about…

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Designer-Crete
Apr 05, 2015 10:10 pm
Designer-Crete
Carix
Carix
5 April 2015

Laurina Harrington Grove

Laurina Harrington Grove
NSW

Hi there is a Harrington grove group on here you should join us on the other forum :)

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Carix
Apr 05, 2015 10:09 pm
trimum
trimum
5 April 2015

Building with Sekisui Newcastle NSW

Building with Sekisui Newcastle NSW
NSW
1, 2, 3

Thank you for the link I have had a look and subscribed! Such great advice and experience on here.

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trimum
Apr 05, 2015 5:07 pm
trimum
Mrszzz
Mrszzz
5 April 2015

Tender Process with Rawson...

Tender Process with Rawson...
NSW

Hi bavshan We are currently working through our selections with Rawson - would you mind telling me if, with the bamboo flooring, you will be having scotia around the…

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Mrszzz
Apr 05, 2015 5:00 pm
Simo-1978
Simo-1978
5 April 2015

PGH Camello bricks/ matching colours

PGH Camello bricks/ matching colours
NSW

I have just started building with BeechWood. Has anyone else used Camello bricks?, and if so what other colours did you go with? Windows, garage, roof etc. First home and…

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Simo-1978
Apr 05, 2015 2:45 pm
dittyb
dittyb
4 April 2015

Has anyone used colorbond wallaby as a render

Has anyone used colorbond wallaby as a render
QLD

Hi all, I need to pick a feature render for two pillars outside of our new lowset home. Our main render colour is dulux tranquil retreat. I was thinking colorbond…

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dittyb
Apr 04, 2015 9:05 pm
4walls
4walls
4 April 2015

Dining Room Size for a 8 Seater Dining Table

Dining Room Size for a 8 Seater Dining Table
ACT

If you regularly have 8 seated then it really is a squeeze. If it is on the odd occasion then it is possibly manageable, depending on the placements of the entry/entries…

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4walls
Apr 04, 2015 7:58 pm
4walls
ddarroch
ddarroch
4 April 2015

Building Plan

Building Plan
NSW

As oneJohn says, orientation is very important. You want your living areas to face north. This will make your house lighter, & more comfortable in both winter & summer.…

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ddarroch
Apr 04, 2015 6:48 pm
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PetaJ
Apr 04, 2015 6:31 pm
PetaJ
buildingdream
buildingdream
4 April 2015

Living Area Design

Living Area Design
VIC

As a woman who is always the cook in my home and a busy mum packing daily lunches I would suggest having the pantry behind the kitchen as shown in your second pic

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buildingdream
Apr 04, 2015 11:17 am
stage15 dahlia
stage15 dahlia
4 April 2015

Your experience with Burbank

Your experience with Burbank
VIC
1, 2

I'm furious at Burbank this morning we have only 7 internal doors and another door has fallen off the hinges. That's three doors within the two years we have been in the…

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stage15 dahlia
Apr 04, 2015 10:54 am
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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 04, 2015 7:05 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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justlearning
Apr 04, 2015 2:50 am
justlearning
msgarrett
msgarrett
3 April 2015

Doing your own site works - Melbourne northern suberb

Doing your own site works - Melbourne northern suberb
VIC

I am planing on doing the same thing "New-Rob" I'm building with Carlisle & I'm going to do the site cut & retaining walls as soon as my land titles in August any info on…

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msgarrett
Apr 03, 2015 6:57 pm
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 3:20 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 1:04 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 11:02 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 10:02 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 10:51 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 6:34 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 3:23 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 1:10 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 10:07 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 6:34 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
Apr 01, 2015 12:16 am
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 9:37 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 7:18 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 4:41 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 3:28 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 2:43 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 1:48 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 1:00 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 12:00 pm
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 10:42 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 8:36 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 7:52 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 1:11 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 11:56 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 9:18 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 7:23 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 1:21 pm


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