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wally97
wally97
23 March 2015

Folding arm awning

Folding arm awning
VIC

I thought of installing a folding arm awning in the backyard in lieu of an alfresco. Appreciate any feedback on this.

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wally97
Mar 23, 2015 7:26 pm
Jese Norriss
Jese Norriss
23 March 2015

Barkly 29 Inspection Request

Barkly 29 Inspection Request
QLD

I'm in Brisbane and I'd love to see a Barkly 29 too. Have you spoken to someone in sales at Metricon? We gave them our details as they have a…

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Jese Norriss
Mar 23, 2015 6:18 pm
laurina
laurina
23 March 2015

Best builder for Laurina

Best builder for Laurina
NSW

Laurina is the new estate in Harrington Grove, will be registered May 2015

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laurina
Mar 23, 2015 5:44 pm
jul33m1
jul33m1
23 March 2015

Painting

Painting
NSW

When we spoke to Coral homes painter we asked if he spray painted the first coat and he told us that he personally rolled all 3 coats( however it's up to the individual…

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jul33m1
Mar 23, 2015 5:28 pm
Chaton
Chaton
23 March 2015

Can anyone suggest a 4 bed 2 bath design that suits us?

Can anyone suggest a 4 bed 2 bath design that suits us?
QLD

We checked out the Talbot 28 display in Narangba and we are in love! We're still giving the Barkly 29 some thought as its much cheaper with additional outdoor and study…

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Chaton
Mar 23, 2015 4:11 pm
Chaton
Boesman
Boesman
23 March 2015

Trinity Alkimos WA - Siteworks Cost?

Trinity Alkimos WA - Siteworks Cost?
WA

Hi MalSannie We ended up getting it done by the builder. Some of the builders were a bit over the top with their estimates. One quoted us roughly $20k. I think our…

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Boesman
Mar 23, 2015 12:16 pm
Boesman
dojrude
dojrude
23 March 2015

Greenvale Gardens - Land Valuation

Greenvale Gardens - Land Valuation
VIC

My land came back spot on. It was adding the house the caused us issues as all of a sudden the bank valued the whole package at $50K less than what we were…

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dojrude
Mar 23, 2015 12:11 pm
jenathome
jenathome
23 March 2015

Building next to investment properties and fencing

Building next to investment properties and fencing
VIC

Hi dav0j, It really does depend on the builder. Some builders just install the fencing and include it in the turnkey price. They just want to get it done and don't want…

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jenathome
Mar 23, 2015 10:20 am
jenathome
Stewie D
Stewie D
23 March 2015

agi drain?

agi drain?
VIC

And then the bare pipe is covered by soil directly. Is that the way to do it? Will the pipe be blocked by the soil after some time? No.…

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Stewie D
Mar 23, 2015 10:01 am
MalSannie
MalSannie
23 March 2015

Redink Homes Carramar Wildwood Estate - Nearly finished

Redink Homes Carramar Wildwood Estate - Nearly finished
WA
1 ... 42, 43, 44

Thanks WwD - I think I may have to ask them one more time to reconsider - I find it impossible to choose something without seeing it first for myself!

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MalSannie
Mar 23, 2015 5:08 am
MalSannie
MalSannie
MalSannie
23 March 2015

KiwiGalAbroad's Build,Yanchep-PCI Done -Keys two weeks

KiwiGalAbroad's Build,Yanchep-PCI Done -Keys two weeks
WA
1 ... 18, 19, 20

KGA I'm so glad to hear you've moved in and all seems to be sorted now! Sorry to hear of sick little one and the noisy builders next doors - but really looking forward to…

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MalSannie
Mar 23, 2015 4:08 am
MalSannie
Shanniidc
Shanniidc
23 March 2015

Remote electricity meter

Remote electricity meter
QLD

Fantastic thank you so much it's good to have some kind of idea viewtopic.php?t=76386

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Shanniidc
Mar 23, 2015 12:34 am
bashworth
bashworth
22 March 2015

Discounts between builders

Discounts between builders
NSW

All the big builders have similar cost structures and profit margins. They just build a 'marketing' amount into the price. If you don't like the current 'offer' wait a…

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bashworth
Mar 22, 2015 8:00 pm
bashworth
icywater
icywater
22 March 2015

2 ys to build a 3x2? my troubles with Commodore Homes

2 ys to build a 3x2? my troubles with Commodore Homes
WA

Nothing change with BGC. After reading this I brought back lot of memory when my Dad and Mum was build with Statement Homes (BGC ) in 2005.

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icywater
Mar 22, 2015 1:13 pm
icywater
building-expert
building-expert
22 March 2015

Safety at construction site

Safety at construction site
VIC

If you are in Vic you can ring work safe and get them to visit the site. For other issues get your own independent inspector to help you.

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building-expert
Mar 22, 2015 12:12 pm
building-expert
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
22 March 2015

Window conundrum...to leave or remove?

Window conundrum...to leave or remove?
VIC

I think it comes down to what you're using the room for JP79. If you're planning on using it as only a home theatre room, get rid of it. If it's more like a second living…

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Ilaeria
Mar 22, 2015 11:27 am
Ilaeria
ddarroch
ddarroch
21 March 2015

Roof design

Roof design
NSW

Our block has a frontage facing east, yard west facing. But I think you might be right ddarroch about the possibility of neighbours having…

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ddarroch
Mar 21, 2015 2:14 pm
elemist
elemist
21 March 2015

Calleya Estate - Family home :) RESEARCH

Calleya Estate - Family home :) RESEARCH
WA

My upgrade was to 6.38mm glazing purely due to the noise requirement, luckily managed to not have any BAL rating. Cost to upgrade to 6.38mm was $2300.

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elemist
Mar 21, 2015 12:33 am
33amc
33amc
20 March 2015

Insulation weather wrap

Insulation weather wrap
QLD

I'm pretty sure this still passes standard. Not many don't put the wrap on these days but I think it still passes unless there is an amendment I'm not aware about. Only…

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33amc
Mar 20, 2015 8:50 pm
oscar4u
oscar4u
20 March 2015

Demolition quote

Demolition quote
WA

Hey guys, So I'm looking to knock down my 3x1 house in Belmont, Western Australia. It does have asbestos in the eaves. I've been given a quote…

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oscar4u
Mar 20, 2015 7:54 pm
enkayz
enkayz
20 March 2015

When does the water usually get connected?

When does the water usually get connected?
WA

Water was connected to the block a long time ago, the water meter reads some 36000 litres. But the meter is not yet connected to my house, so my…

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enkayz
Mar 20, 2015 12:50 pm
goody59
goody59
20 March 2015

OH&S white card in Victoria.

OH&S white card in Victoria.
VIC

Just after an opinion from those who have built in Victoria with Volume builders mostly. Would it be an advantage for prospective owners to obtain an OH&S white card in…

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goody59
Mar 20, 2015 9:19 am
goody59
JB1
JB1
20 March 2015

Forced to Connect to Underground Electric Pit

Forced to Connect to Underground Electric Pit
TAS

I shouldn't say good result as it should be the ONLY result. I feel sorry for anyone who caves in. I'm an excellent neighbour and super reasonably about splitting cost…

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JB1
Mar 20, 2015 8:58 am
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
19 March 2015

Surveyor markers/pegs

Surveyor markers/pegs
NSW

The survey pegs are the short thick square ones that are usually close to ground level. Sometimes you will see stakes which are tall and skinny and red on top - those…

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Ilaeria
Mar 19, 2015 10:34 pm
Ilaeria
Hootie
Hootie
19 March 2015

First home owners building in WA - The Vale Aveley.

First home owners building in WA - The Vale Aveley.
WA

Looks like you did well with the elevation and location when you considered your lot :) Yes, the yard space is something that I will be "giving up" when we move, but then…

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Hootie
Mar 19, 2015 7:00 pm
Hootie
ddarroch
ddarroch
19 March 2015

New 4 bedroom townhouse build - Subdivision

New 4 bedroom townhouse build - Subdivision
SA

Hi Michaela, Nice plans. Along with northern living areas, it's good to have a high proportion of your glazing facing N (passive solar design principles). This will help…

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ddarroch
Mar 19, 2015 5:40 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
19 March 2015

The "From Black to Green" Build

The "From Black to Green" Build
VIC
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Very interesting build ktotherose, best of luck with it!

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ddarroch
Mar 19, 2015 4:54 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
19 March 2015

12.5m frontage in Banksia Grove

12.5m frontage in Banksia Grove
WA

Hi jcresey, What orientation is your block? Try & find a design that has living areas (& a large proportion of glazing) facing north, & minimised west windows. This will…

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ddarroch
Mar 19, 2015 4:37 pm
cayal
cayal
19 March 2015

HIA contract/propressive payment question

HIA contract/propressive payment question
VIC

Too demanding is him meaning we didn't want to use his tile suppliers and wanted to bring…

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cayal
Mar 19, 2015 11:00 am
Kikomatching
Kikomatching
19 March 2015

Beaufort Model House from Dennis Family Homes

Beaufort Model House from Dennis Family Homes
NSW

Hi All, I am considering to build new house model Beaufort from DFH. I would appreciate someone who had this model and give me feedback, please before…

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Kikomatching
Mar 19, 2015 9:22 am
SychoAngel
SychoAngel
18 March 2015

New build with Adenbrook Sydney

New build with Adenbrook Sydney
NSW

Hello! How is your build progressing?

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SychoAngel
Mar 18, 2015 8:35 pm
SychoAngel
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KLB
Mar 18, 2015 2:40 pm
KLB
Tasminnn
Tasminnn
18 March 2015

Henley Lexington Lux Q1- Our Building Experience!!

Henley Lexington Lux Q1- Our Building Experience!!
VIC

Hi Tamara, I'm new to this forum thing as well lol .. We are building the Bellevue Q1 with Henley in the Harpley Estate in Werribee. How has your dealings been with…

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Tasminnn
Mar 18, 2015 11:04 am
huangeffendi
huangeffendi
17 March 2015

Saratoga Estate - Point Cook

Saratoga Estate - Point Cook
VIC

Hi All, Just pulled a trigger at Saratoga, stage 6 with land & build package from Tribeca. The build will have to wait until land settlement finished in May/June. Is…

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huangeffendi
Mar 17, 2015 11:54 pm
Natalie92
Natalie92
17 March 2015

Home Group WA - appliance quality?

Home Group WA - appliance quality?
WA

If it's a free standing oven will food and sauces and stuff fall down the side and attract ants ? Or is the bench top literally made so…

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Natalie92
Mar 17, 2015 10:17 pm
Natalie92
bpratt
bpratt
17 March 2015

Underground rainwater tank

Underground rainwater tank
NSW

A water tank will always look pretty obvious when you haven't done any landscaping or planting, so don't get too worried about it. Once it has been in the ground for a…

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bpratt
Mar 17, 2015 9:17 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
17 March 2015

Terminating Contract - Now how do we finish our house?

Terminating Contract - Now how do we finish our house?
NSW

Guys you can't terminate a contract just because nothing is happening on your build and the builder is within their contract days. If you are going to terminate a…

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Crazyk
Mar 17, 2015 7:57 pm
Crazyk
ERs Custom Home
ERs Custom Home
17 March 2015

Project vs custom build?

Project vs custom build?
QLD

I'm not sure if you are still looking at your options (you've probably made your decision by now) but I thought I'd share what we found when we were looking at the same…

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ERs Custom Home
Mar 17, 2015 5:14 pm
a2b
a2b
17 March 2015

Need to pick your brain about render

Need to pick your brain about render
NSW

^^ and that too Hmmm good question. Two of my kids have recently had homes built and they also have chips off the corners of the render. I…

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a2b
Mar 17, 2015 12:19 pm
Tony + Liz
Tony + Liz
17 March 2015

Is anyone building with DR Homes Qld?

Is anyone building with DR Homes Qld?
QLD

Thanks for the info - you're brave doing an owner build - we live in Canberra currently so it's not an option for us. Will check out the facebook page though - be nice to…

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Tony + Liz
Mar 17, 2015 12:04 pm
dannislade
dannislade
17 March 2015

First Home Byer

First Home Byer
WA

There are good things and bad things with key start as we looked into it when we first started. Good you only pay $50 a week while building and no fee for having a small…

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dannislade
Mar 17, 2015 12:02 pm
Casey1983
Casey1983
17 March 2015

Dark coloured bricks

Dark coloured bricks
NSW

Thanks Justwondering1, your house is looking great! I am definintely a fan of the dark brick!!! They look pretty brown in your pics - are they more grey in the flesh? Can…

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Casey1983
Mar 17, 2015 11:47 am
ajansen
ajansen
17 March 2015

building with hickingbotham hartford

building with hickingbotham hartford
SA

The LED downlights are $180 each, I have heard that you can get it done after build for around $80 - $100 each. Maybe visit a lighting shop and see if there is anything…

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ajansen
Mar 17, 2015 10:04 am
Nesh91
Nesh91
16 March 2015

Building in The Hermitage (Gledswood Hills)

Building in The Hermitage (Gledswood Hills)
NSW

Oh how exciting! The Hermitage seem to be pretty on time with their registrations so at least you don't have too much longer to wait. Have you…

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Nesh91
Mar 16, 2015 10:57 pm
shwareal
shwareal
16 March 2015

Anyone built a McDonalds Jones Duo with granny flat.

Anyone built a McDonalds Jones Duo with granny flat.
NSW

We are looking at the McDonalds Jones Duo 3 which has an attached granny flat as part of the house. Has anyone built one of these before and if so let me know any issues,…

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shwareal
Mar 16, 2015 12:48 pm
building-expert
building-expert
16 March 2015

Footing Inspection - my additional cost?

Footing Inspection - my additional cost?
QLD

In Victoria, mandatory inspections are covered by building permit fees, private inspections are at your own cost. I would imagine it would be pretty much the same in other states.

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building-expert
Mar 16, 2015 7:49 am
building-expert
MrBee
MrBee
16 March 2015

First home build - Advice needed re: brickwork?!

First home build - Advice needed re: brickwork?!
QLD
1, 2

Sorry was Greg not Craig Greg Bilson Cabinet Making Cabinet Maker 3/13-15 Brewers Street, Burpengary QLD 4505 (07) 3888 6066 I'm actually going to contact him to see if…

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MrBee
Mar 16, 2015 12:59 am
MrBee
tlblhayward
tlblhayward
15 March 2015

Building the Sandarah 45T with Porter Davis - Lock Up

Building the Sandarah 45T with Porter Davis - Lock Up
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Wow! Another typical administration error that PD must lose…

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tlblhayward
Mar 15, 2015 11:31 pm
tlblhayward
BoostedVT
BoostedVT
15 March 2015

Custom Home builders Victoria

Custom Home builders Victoria
VIC

Just a quick update. Ashford homes was no help for me as they only build single storey.

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BoostedVT
Mar 15, 2015 7:00 pm


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