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engs
engs
17 November 2014

Aveling Homes build at Champion Lakes

Aveling Homes build at Champion Lakes
WA
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Hi, How's it going with the new house? I'm sure it is still frantic... moving in is never a quiet moment in one's life :) Cheers, Cat

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engs
Nov 17, 2014 2:05 pm
engs
Charis0421
Charis0421
17 November 2014

Boral Bricks Sienna and Argyle - need photos please!

Boral Bricks Sienna and Argyle - need photos please!
SA

Hi all, I have 2 Boral bricks that I like- Sienna and Argyle, but cant find a display of them in SA. Has anyone built their house in either of these bricks and are…

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Charis0421
Nov 17, 2014 1:16 pm
Charis0421
zdplc 7
zdplc 7
17 November 2014

Coal Dust Tiles

Coal Dust Tiles
VIC

Hi everyone, I'm not sure if I writing this in the right section, but ill soon find out :D I was wondering if anybody has Alice roof tiles coal dust? If so did you paint…

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zdplc 7
Nov 17, 2014 12:35 pm
swarmski
swarmski
17 November 2014

Converting garage to home salon

Converting garage to home salon
NSW

Thanks for the img hotlink Stewie and threads. Hopefully i can get some more input and i will have a read through those threads

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swarmski
Nov 17, 2014 10:41 am
trayracer
trayracer
17 November 2014

Selecting Brick - Coated or Solid color

Selecting Brick - Coated or Solid color
NSW

Just saw this thread. Speaking to Austral, the bricks aren't actually solid colour. Apparently they apply the same coating on both types of bricks, but they colour the…

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trayracer
Nov 17, 2014 9:28 am
SychoAngel
SychoAngel
17 November 2014

What's an 88b???

What's an 88b???
NSW

Thanks Jenny! Will dig up my old paperwork from when we bought the house. Thanks for replying :)

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SychoAngel
Nov 17, 2014 7:38 am
SychoAngel
Mrs Mack
Mrs Mack
16 November 2014

Aqua Drop Flooring

Aqua Drop Flooring
SA

Hi all We are currently trying to decide on flooring and we have been looking into Aqua drop, it looks like laminate but is actually vinyl. It's not loose lay, though, it…

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Mrs Mack
Nov 16, 2014 9:01 pm
[[Sapphire]]
[[Sapphire]]
16 November 2014

Neighbour Fence Issue - Advice or help please

Neighbour Fence Issue - Advice or help please
VIC

End up on a current affair Jk nah fingers crossed they have a conscience

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[[Sapphire]]
Nov 16, 2014 8:05 pm
Denise123
Denise123
16 November 2014

Volume Build

Volume Build
VIC

Hi Thank you for your reply. I'm sorry to hear of all your troubles. I would have hoped that you would be protected by the 7 year warranty I wont be signing up with…

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Denise123
Nov 16, 2014 8:14 am
Lizclint
Lizclint
15 November 2014

Anyone building in "The Ponds,2769"

Anyone building in "The Ponds,2769"
NSW

Allcastle commenced building our Freshwater MKII home in Lapstone Street, The Ponds mid September. The bricklayers are working as we speak. The Freshwater is on display…

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Lizclint
Nov 15, 2014 4:39 pm
TomCat
TomCat
15 November 2014

Simonds Sanctuary in Brisbane- Land has been scrapped! Pics

Simonds Sanctuary in Brisbane- Land has been scrapped! Pics
QLD

Hey RU ... How exciting! I'll have to check out Simonds site to see the Sanctuary. Did you change plan much? What colours are you having. And your piccies aren't behaving

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TomCat
Nov 15, 2014 11:10 am
TomCat
TomCat
TomCat
14 November 2014

Anyone building with Simonds Homes in Adelaide?

Anyone building with Simonds Homes in Adelaide?
SA
1, 2

8) would love to see some pictures. There's a couple of us in SA now building with Simonds. The Sierra's been popular. It's a lovely house!

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TomCat
Nov 14, 2014 9:12 pm
TomCat

HomeAngels the pictures I got from an art and framing place in Adelaide, but they are designed by a Melbourne studio called Middle of Nowhere. I got my chair! There is…

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Pellana
Nov 14, 2014 7:44 pm
bermuda23
bermuda23
14 November 2014

Correct size of Brivis add-on ICE

Correct size of Brivis add-on ICE
VIC

Hi all, I'm building a single storey house which has an approx. 22 square of living area. I'm considering getting the Brivis HX30I-XA with add-on ICE cooling with 2…

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bermuda23
Nov 14, 2014 4:47 pm
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tim_k
Nov 14, 2014 12:11 pm
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Ponzu
Nov 14, 2014 10:38 am
archetto
archetto
13 November 2014

Lenght of time before building after contract?

Lenght of time before building after contract?
TAS

Our sales rep was not allowed to sign us up unless we were prepared to commence building in 6 months ie slab down, you had to commence the process straight away. Also…

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archetto
Nov 13, 2014 10:09 pm
archetto
TomCat
TomCat
13 November 2014

Colour Combos - Roof/Window/Garage to suit blue steel flash

Colour Combos - Roof/Window/Garage to suit blue steel flash
NSW

Surf mist is going to look smashing with those stunning bricks! Sorry had to say it. Can't imagine anything but that now :D

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TomCat
Nov 13, 2014 9:34 pm
TomCat
Tim083
Tim083
13 November 2014

Building near Vineyards

Building near Vineyards
SA

The boundary would be about 4m from the vines. ideally I would like to build the house about 15m in from the boundary.

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Tim083
Nov 13, 2014 6:44 pm
jwbear
jwbear
13 November 2014

Building Daydream 28 with Coral Homes at Central Coast, NSW

Building Daydream 28 with Coral Homes at Central Coast, NSW
NSW

We were pretty lucky in that we were waiting for the land to be registered but while that was happening we were still sorting out the design of the house, we did have to…

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jwbear
Nov 13, 2014 5:06 pm
jwbear
dann
dann
13 November 2014

Harvest Estate, Chisholm

Harvest Estate, Chisholm
NSW

Hey all, Just wondering if anyone else has purchased land in the new Harvest release at Chisholm (Waterford County)? Would like to get to know some other people also…

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dann
Nov 13, 2014 5:06 pm
shadowarrior
shadowarrior
13 November 2014

Waterproof sarking installation

Waterproof sarking installation
QLD

Looks like you are right. Supervisor said it's do-able but I need to inform the head office about my plan. Head office said owner supplied installation is not allowed for…

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shadowarrior
Nov 13, 2014 10:32 am
Bonnie_p
Bonnie_p
13 November 2014

PGH BRICKS - PHOTOS

PGH BRICKS - PHOTOS
QLD

Oh that sounds lovely! That's kinda what we chose. I like first and last best, but I'd be happy with the middle one too. Gosh I love bricks and…

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Bonnie_p
Nov 13, 2014 8:27 am
Bonnie_p
Speedwaychick68
Speedwaychick68
13 November 2014

Our KDR - Gemmill. Ceilings and lockup! FINALLY

Our KDR - Gemmill. Ceilings and lockup! FINALLY
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Wow Darcy those are great photo's! Looks fabulous :)

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Speedwaychick68
Nov 12, 2014 11:20 pm
Speedwaychick68
newbie21
newbie21
12 November 2014

Anyone building in Kingsford Estate, Point Cook, Melbourne?

Anyone building in Kingsford Estate, Point Cook, Melbourne?
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi All Thanks a lot for such generous posts on the forum. It helped me a lot to understand the estate and people better. I visited the estate recently for their stage 11…

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newbie21
Nov 12, 2014 9:04 pm
TomCat
TomCat
12 November 2014

Introducing myself...

Introducing myself...
SA

Oops, silly me ... You don't have a thread yet! :lol: Good advice in the thread sticky above 'things you forget'.

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TomCat
Nov 12, 2014 7:16 pm
TomCat
Hootie
Hootie
12 November 2014

pre-start upgrades what were you hit with ?

pre-start upgrades what were you hit with ?
WA

Posting to follow as I am approacing pre start too!

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Hootie
Nov 12, 2014 5:14 pm
Hootie
Daisyinthedesert
Daisyinthedesert
12 November 2014

Plans approved, all ready - anyone know how long to site?

Plans approved, all ready - anyone know how long to site?
WA

OK, so my plans are finally approved and finalised, everything ready to go to site - anyone know how long (roughly) this should take before slab is down? What were your…

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Daisyinthedesert
Nov 12, 2014 12:18 pm
Daisyinthedesert
Tristanium
Tristanium
12 November 2014

FHB Building with Affordable Living homes

FHB Building with Affordable Living homes
WA

That dashed line down the left hand side is a bulkhead - have you considered if this is raked or boxed? If I were you I would raise the plate height there/move eave out to…

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Tristanium
Nov 12, 2014 12:17 pm
Tristanium
jillybug
jillybug
12 November 2014

independent inspector in Melbourne

independent inspector in Melbourne
VIC

Branko was not the cheapest. I chose him purely because I knew he was the best. Read some of his posts.

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jillybug
Nov 12, 2014 11:00 am
jillybug
Burnsfirsttime
Burnsfirsttime
12 November 2014

Contract start time and commencement of work?

Contract start time and commencement of work?
NSW

The HIA contract states what are all the items that need to be in place to consider the contract valid and for your 20 days to start. Work on site is considered to be…

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Burnsfirsttime
Nov 12, 2014 10:33 am
Burnsfirsttime
yvonneh
yvonneh
12 November 2014

Certifiers

Certifiers
NSW

Check Bashworth's site as he's got an ebook with a checklist for purchase http://www.anewhouse.com.au/sample-page/pci-guide Congrats on…

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yvonneh
Nov 12, 2014 8:51 am
sauso
sauso
12 November 2014

More fill than specified!!!

More fill than specified!!!
VIC

I'm in Curlewis. My mate is in Armstrong creek and almost every single house there needs either a cut and fill or piers. Need to remember that it used to be farm land…

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sauso
Nov 11, 2014 11:23 pm
Lorri
Lorri
11 November 2014

Colorbond or roof tiles?

Colorbond or roof tiles?
WA

I may as well join in this as we will have to decide on this too, Which is best for a house in Southern Tasmania?

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Lorri
Nov 11, 2014 10:23 pm
Lorri
dalemengel
dalemengel
11 November 2014

Garage door lock after handover

Garage door lock after handover
QLD

Spoke with the builder and a lock is fitted to the internal garage door. Not sure of the quality of the door though, hoping it is a bit stronger than your average internal…

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dalemengel
Nov 11, 2014 7:45 pm
jwbear
jwbear
11 November 2014

Coral Daydream- Modified Daydream28 -Acre Build in Buccan

Coral Daydream- Modified Daydream28 -Acre Build in Buccan
QLD
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Hey Charli, did you get in your house yet, is everything ok with it?

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jwbear
Nov 11, 2014 7:20 pm
jwbear
steevo
steevo
11 November 2014

Options instead of boring display homes

Options instead of boring display homes
NSW

I understand mate! ;), really, the same basic layout/ floorplan can have a vastly different façade design depending on window size, type and location, roof pitches, gables,…

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steevo
Nov 11, 2014 2:25 pm
AvaG
AvaG
11 November 2014

Changes after CDC submission/approval

Changes after CDC submission/approval
NSW

Think you've posted in the wrong thread bouquet!

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AvaG
Nov 11, 2014 12:13 am
JustinInPerth
JustinInPerth
10 November 2014

Modified Optima in Byford. Aussie Living Homes

Modified Optima in Byford. Aussie Living Homes
WA

Hi, What a great plan! Have you made all the changes you wanted to make now? Great selections. I have now got my slab and bricks and waiting to hear when my build will…

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JustinInPerth
Nov 10, 2014 6:19 pm
JustinInPerth
StephyD
StephyD
10 November 2014

How long did the tiling take in your house?

How long did the tiling take in your house?
WA

It was pretty quick, I counted 5 people on site at one stage.

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StephyD
Nov 10, 2014 12:36 pm
StephyD
13Jack
13Jack
10 November 2014

concreter recomendations in Melbourne?

concreter recomendations in Melbourne?
VIC

Does anybody can recommend a good reliable concreter for me. I am building in Plumpton 3335 (Melbourne west or Melbourne North west - not sure :th: ) and looking for a…

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13Jack
Nov 10, 2014 12:13 pm
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bletchleybuild
Nov 10, 2014 9:54 am
Spong
Spong
10 November 2014

Should I accept this?

Should I accept this?
WA

Make sure they protected that new slab penetration from termites too!

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Spong
Nov 09, 2014 11:46 pm
Mrs Mack
Mrs Mack
9 November 2014

Bushfire Requirements

Bushfire Requirements
SA

Thanks all. Good to know that that figure is normal and actually lower than some. We have never built before, so we aren't sure how it all works. We don't want to be…

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Mrs Mack
Nov 09, 2014 9:59 pm
MyH1Login
MyH1Login
9 November 2014

upgrade to high ceiling?

upgrade to high ceiling?
QLD
1, 2

We have standard ceilings but took the raised ceiling option for the kitchen, dining, living. It's 3.33m so is a real feature piece. It's…

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MyH1Login
Nov 09, 2014 9:30 pm
MyH1Login
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 November 2014

Rendering animation

Rendering animation
WA

That's interactive. Not animation. That's why I was confused too d@n. Stewie

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Stewie D
Nov 09, 2014 12:34 pm
goco
goco
8 November 2014

Masterton Homes - The new thread 2.0

Masterton Homes - The new thread 2.0
NSW
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One major issue is the front setback, it is 10m! I was expecting 7m, like where the current house is and like our next…

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goco
Nov 08, 2014 9:19 pm


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