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Lorri
Lorri
15 April 2015

Room sizes

Room sizes
TAS
1, 2

I think I like having bigger bedrooms, ok if you can't afford them or want the kids out in the main areas but I like being able to make a bed that's not against a wall! I…

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Lorri
Apr 15, 2015 12:27 pm
Lorri
E563
E563
15 April 2015

Building with RedInk, Anyone tile to ceiling their bathrooms

Building with RedInk, Anyone tile to ceiling their bathrooms
WA

Thanks for your replies - I certainly hope it is not 10-20K, otherwise that will get taken off the restart list pretty quickly!

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E563
Apr 15, 2015 9:56 am
behappy
behappy
14 April 2015

House and Land Package near Bridge St , Schofields 2072

House and Land Package near Bridge St , Schofields 2072
NSW

Hi everyone, I would like to hear your opinion and thoughts in regards to high voltage transmission towers and line that is near my new house and land package at…

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behappy
Apr 14, 2015 11:27 pm
behappy
Skull
Skull
14 April 2015

PLS (pre-laid services) – Gas line

PLS (pre-laid services) – Gas line
WA

PLS (pre-laid services) – Gas line If the gas’ pre-laid service (PLS) is on the right hand side of my property, is it possible to run it underground across to the…

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Skull
Apr 14, 2015 6:14 pm
Clarrity
Clarrity
14 April 2015

Ripley - Providence Estate

Ripley - Providence Estate
QLD

I'm (hopefully) building in Providence. I've paid the preliminary deposits and are waiting for the contracts.

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Clarrity
Apr 14, 2015 1:17 pm
agf18
agf18
14 April 2015

Building a Coral Coolum 30 at Logan Village

Building a Coral Coolum 30 at Logan Village
QLD

Hi there, great reading your progress so far :) We are also building in this estate. Building the Plantation Retreat. We had land registration in February (supposed to be…

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agf18
Apr 14, 2015 7:40 am
agf18
copper
copper
14 April 2015

HELENA VALLEY VIEWS - BUILDING A HOME

HELENA VALLEY VIEWS - BUILDING A HOME
WA
1, 2, 3

lol that would be a job in itself, you would need a roster to remember where your sleeping. good luck with the shopping for lights there is a lot to choose from.

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copper
Apr 14, 2015 1:59 am
flstsb
flstsb
13 April 2015

First home owner...what am I thinking?

First home owner...what am I thinking?
NSW

Hey Guys sorry for the late reply, been flat out. Thank you all for your input, I'll be doing plenty of reading and hopefully not much posting. See you around

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flstsb
Apr 13, 2015 11:28 pm
insider
insider
13 April 2015

External water taps - foundation issues?

External water taps - foundation issues?
QLD

Hi all, External taps - should they have adequate drainage? The vast majority of taps I see installed on new homes…

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insider
Apr 13, 2015 9:23 pm
insider

Here is the design we are submitting! Thanks for the kind comments, really helped us…

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MoncrieffMan
Apr 13, 2015 7:42 pm
chadtyn
chadtyn
13 April 2015

Land Release 10 at Calleya

Land Release 10 at Calleya
WA

Hi maeline - I secured a lot in release 2 which had no bushfire or noise requirments (no red or blue asterix), however once titles were released we found out that Cockburn…

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chadtyn
Apr 13, 2015 7:08 pm
zaxon
zaxon
13 April 2015

101 Residential build- Burns Beach _Handover

101 Residential build- Burns Beach _Handover
WA
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hey R34 - haven't logged in for a while but great to see you finished and moved in. Rather embarassingly, your landscaping has done a lot better than the sandpit we still…

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zaxon
Apr 13, 2015 6:27 pm
zaxon
alex_6169
alex_6169
13 April 2015

self installed ducted a/c & glass splashback in new build?

self installed ducted a/c & glass splashback in new build?
WA

I should note that our consultant was on a fixed commission per sale, so the final value of the house was unimportant to him. A consultant on a percentage commission is…

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alex_6169
Apr 13, 2015 12:00 pm
Merlinprincess
Merlinprincess
13 April 2015

New ideas like a Scullery, Store room, Drop Zone ?

New ideas like a Scullery, Store room, Drop Zone ?
WA

I love reading the British and US home mags, they have some great designs! I think we'll start to see more jack and jill bathrooms, and more attic…

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Merlinprincess
Apr 13, 2015 1:56 am
mansawant
mansawant
12 April 2015

Building inspector for building in North West Sydney

Building inspector for building in North West Sydney
NSW

Thanks Matt1. Have you specifically requested inspections at these stages or they normally do inspections at these stages only?

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mansawant
Apr 12, 2015 11:06 pm
trimum
trimum
12 April 2015

Staircase / balustrades - has anyone upgraded?

Staircase / balustrades - has anyone upgraded?
NSW

Thanks for that it looks great!! I think I will call general stairs who are the contractors for the staircase and ask for some upgrade prices, we could certainly change…

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trimum
Apr 12, 2015 10:33 pm
trimum
admodra
admodra
12 April 2015

Anyone built with GJ Lewis homes?

Anyone built with GJ Lewis homes?
VIC

We have built 3 houses with them. Great people to deal with! We have loved all our houses! Excellent quality & finish! Would go back and build with them again!

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admodra
Apr 12, 2015 10:29 pm
Jese Norriss
Jese Norriss
12 April 2015

Brick selection

Brick selection
QLD

Hi Jese We are looking to use silver cloud on our coral home and our boral centre only had a sheet of bricks about 3 wide by 6 deep. Which…

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Jese Norriss
Apr 12, 2015 10:17 pm
yvonneh
yvonneh
12 April 2015

New house build - stuck on plans

New house build - stuck on plans
VIC

I think you forgot to adopt me. Love the house! And I think my husband would be envious of your theatre! Some additional thoughts (beyond what has been said…

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yvonneh
Apr 12, 2015 9:47 pm
EmKaralyn
EmKaralyn
12 April 2015

Over budget - what did you go without?

Over budget - what did you go without?
WA

We went without render to the front of the house and saved just over $4000. I got a quote from a renderer which came in at only $1500 to do post handover. We then ended up…

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EmKaralyn
Apr 12, 2015 8:24 pm
EmKaralyn
efficient design
efficient design
12 April 2015

Unique Solar Chimney in new SIP construction house

Unique Solar Chimney in new SIP construction house
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Thanks Georges for your great comments. Superior Panel makes roof panels like Bondor & did look at using metal skin SIPS for walls, but considered that system to be too…

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efficient design
Apr 12, 2015 10:57 am
Beazley77
Beazley77
11 April 2015

Electrical conduits for internal leaf brick walls?

Electrical conduits for internal leaf brick walls?
WA

Hi Beazley 77 You wouldn't need to conduit internal GPO's as this can be joined in roofspace at later stage. make sure you place all included…

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Beazley77
Apr 11, 2015 7:47 pm
Beazley77
snowy stockman
snowy stockman
11 April 2015

Lockup stage

Lockup stage
NSW

Your username is a bit confusing here. Are you thinking of running this as an owner builder project ? If so, you would just treat the build to lockup stage like any other…

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snowy stockman
Apr 11, 2015 6:28 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
11 April 2015

Rawson Chifley Void Light

Rawson Chifley Void Light
NSW

If the light is ceiling mounted, get them to keep the switch there, and run the wire to a junction box above the hall next to the void. If they won't do a junction box,…

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oneJohn
Apr 11, 2015 5:41 pm
oneJohn
AussieMark
AussieMark
11 April 2015

Not what we asked for BUT signed contract

Not what we asked for BUT signed contract
VIC

Good result and yes I think someone may buy it. Get a valuation for and and donate it to a charitable organisation and claim it as a tax deduction.... :) That way you get…

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AussieMark
Apr 11, 2015 1:04 am
justlearning
justlearning
10 April 2015

Building with Dale Alcock SOR - PCI 24/4

Building with Dale Alcock SOR - PCI 24/4
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

The house is looking great. That cabana is pretty special. Good luck for your pci.

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justlearning
Apr 10, 2015 11:39 pm
justlearning
Matt1
Matt1
10 April 2015

What's the fix for this gap between window frame and bricks?

What's the fix for this gap between window frame and bricks?
NSW

I reckon you're right. Didn't think about that. Just looked a bit weird. Thanks

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Matt1
Apr 10, 2015 9:38 pm
Matt1
Liney
Liney
10 April 2015

Celebration Homes - Lennox - Banksia Grove

Celebration Homes - Lennox - Banksia Grove
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Any updates now you are in? Landscaping or stuff?

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Liney
Apr 10, 2015 6:09 pm
Liney
lobboroz
lobboroz
10 April 2015

Landscaping plans on a dual unit build

Landscaping plans on a dual unit build
VIC

Hi all just wondering how critical are council with how you follow your approved landscaping plans? in the end i have re-arranged where the sheds have gone as the…

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lobboroz
Apr 10, 2015 1:14 am
hailtheshrine
hailtheshrine
9 April 2015

Order of post hand over trades?

Order of post hand over trades?
WA

Thanks Hun. Yeah that sounds about right :)

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hailtheshrine
Apr 09, 2015 8:16 pm
jlo1990
jlo1990
9 April 2015

New build completion date

New build completion date
WA

Mine have told me its usually 6 months from slab down but thats not a completion date, just a timeframe :)

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jlo1990
Apr 09, 2015 8:01 pm
jlo1990
hailtheshrine
hailtheshrine
9 April 2015

Recommendations for fake turf Perth?

Recommendations for fake turf Perth?
WA

Can anyone recommend any good fake grass companies south of the river that you've used?

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hailtheshrine
Apr 09, 2015 7:59 pm
iman
iman
9 April 2015

Building inspector in Western suburbs Melbourne

Building inspector in Western suburbs Melbourne
VIC

Thanks Liliana. I will contact the people at building expert.

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iman
Apr 09, 2015 7:35 pm
Denten
Denten
9 April 2015

Looking for a real idea

Looking for a real idea
QLD

Hi, We are in WA so prices are probably a bit higher, I was working for a builder that builds one off $1m plus homes, he said said a rough guide for him was $2,200 sqm…

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Denten
Apr 09, 2015 7:13 pm
Wellard2ndTimers
Wellard2ndTimers
9 April 2015

For those building/have built in WA...

For those building/have built in WA...
WA

My first house had flooring included which was nice and easy for novice me with a limited budget and no clue. We are building with Dales this time around, we got them to…

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Wellard2ndTimers
Apr 09, 2015 4:29 pm
brikznmortar
brikznmortar
9 April 2015

Clarendon Ascot 32

Clarendon Ascot 32
QLD

Really liked the layout/size and the starting price is $216k, anyone building or built one of these and can give more info/photos??

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brikznmortar
Apr 09, 2015 12:54 pm
GTR34
GTR34
8 April 2015

Not all of house laid with the upgraded T2 frame

Not all of house laid with the upgraded T2 frame
QLD

Hi Floyd, Also building with Plantation Homes and have also had our frame upgraded to T2 but noticed the same thing. Not all of the roof and some infill timber on the…

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GTR34
Apr 09, 2015 12:48 am
skydroid
skydroid
8 April 2015

Building - RedInk Homes Perth - WE HAVE KEYS!!

Building - RedInk Homes Perth - WE HAVE KEYS!!
WA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hi Jess, narrowed down to redink to build in Piara Waters (undecided yet). Does your supervisor work in the same area? How's the quality of your build?

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skydroid
Apr 09, 2015 12:12 am
rispar
rispar
8 April 2015

Liked a Porter Davis home, concerned about Waffle pod slabs

Liked a Porter Davis home, concerned about Waffle pod slabs
VIC

Why does Porter Davis have the least guarantee among major builders? Especially when others are offering in double digits, 7 years seems so less.

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rispar
Apr 08, 2015 11:46 pm
Acreage_Builder
Acreage_Builder
8 April 2015

Building on Acreage - North West Sydney

Building on Acreage - North West Sydney
NSW

just going a bit off the topic, how much extra do you think you would be paying for buying a plot of land in the first release itself for Box Hill?…

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Acreage_Builder
Apr 08, 2015 2:53 pm
Bobbin
Bobbin
7 April 2015

House Building with Sekisui - Campbelltown

House Building with Sekisui - Campbelltown
SA

Hi Andrew We signed a contract to build with Sekisui late last year, but as Yvonneh posted above, we were advised at the start of March that they are phasing out their…

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Bobbin
Apr 07, 2015 6:28 pm
Bobbin
alsu481
alsu481
7 April 2015

new build distinctive homes [SA Country]

new build distinctive homes [SA Country]
SA

Hi your house plan looks very good. Fantastic frontage :) We are also building with distinctive and we just received the footings report and started doing the…

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alsu481
Apr 07, 2015 5:10 pm
alsu481
The Home Styler
The Home Styler
7 April 2015

Project Builders who allow customization - Sunshine Coast

Project Builders who allow customization - Sunshine Coast
QLD

Oh thanks stellabella that is good to know. Would you say their prices are in line with builders like Stylemaster/Coral etc? I have emailed them and they seem helpful so…

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The Home Styler
Apr 07, 2015 1:46 pm
Chaton
Chaton
7 April 2015

Building on a sloped block - levelling costs?

Building on a sloped block - levelling costs?
QLD

Ilaeria - Yes, the designs are with Metricon, and they are keeping an eye out for land for us also, but the only land they can immediately direct…

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Chaton
Apr 07, 2015 11:55 am
Chaton
Ninka
Ninka
7 April 2015

Hampstead Build with Statesman in Adelaide

Hampstead Build with Statesman in Adelaide
SA
1, 2

Thanks Lucinda. Our slab finally went down a couple of weeks ago and now all the timber and bricks have been delivered so I'm getting very excited and can't wait for it…

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Ninka
Apr 07, 2015 11:38 am
Ninka
oneJohn
oneJohn
7 April 2015

House Orientation help!

House Orientation help!
VIC

Whether it faces East or West, you'll still get the same amount of sunlight on the pool across the day. It's just whether you get the shadow in the morning or…

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oneJohn
Apr 07, 2015 10:57 am
oneJohn
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Samitha
Apr 07, 2015 10:27 am
MrsJM
MrsJM
7 April 2015

Splash back windows

Splash back windows
NSW

I spoke to Stegbar and they will do it for $2,300. Woo. But yeah didn't think…

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MrsJM
Apr 07, 2015 8:00 am
MrsJM
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

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