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Shayne-Livingstone23
Shayne-Livingstone23
17 January 2015

PGH Bricks- Mocha Colour

PGH Bricks- Mocha Colour
NSW

Wow Shayne you've done a great job of capturing the mocha! Lovely brick. We built with EBH in 2013, used mocha. Very happy with our choice,…

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Shayne-Livingstone23
Jan 17, 2015 8:37 pm
PEARZ
PEARZ
17 January 2015

Not happy with house plan? Happy with budget?

Not happy with house plan? Happy with budget?
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Congratulations on the fourth. Gonna be very busy for you and your family!

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PEARZ
Jan 17, 2015 4:00 pm
PEARZ
aimees88
aimees88
17 January 2015

Building new house in Providence Wellard

Building new house in Providence Wellard
WA

Our house won't be ready until May/June but it's looking quite good so far. Yes we will have security screens, an alarm and hopefully a big dog and diligent/helpful…

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aimees88
Jan 17, 2015 3:41 pm
aimees88
Slab Heave Recipient
Slab Heave Recipient
17 January 2015

Site Drainage, responsibility?

Site Drainage, responsibility?
NSW
1, 2

And I am still trying to have my builder resolve my drainage issues all these years later..... Approaching 2 years after contacting Vcat.

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Slab Heave Recipient
Jan 17, 2015 1:40 pm
Slab Heave Recipient
Slab Heave Recipient
17 January 2015

P class slab and H2 slab with Extras

P class slab and H2 slab with Extras
VIC

If you want to look at a 'here's one I prepared earlier' scenario's I am in 3030 with identical situation. Save yourself $000's and see what not to do.

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Slab Heave Recipient
Jan 17, 2015 1:24 pm
tj9630
tj9630
17 January 2015

Site Costs H1-P

Site Costs H1-P
QLD

Yea.. I wasn't sure about the nets... We did get extra deep pierings towaRds the front of the house to negate the root system.. I'll have to look up the standards...…

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tj9630
Jan 17, 2015 11:45 am
dalemengel
dalemengel
16 January 2015

suggestion of rendering colour for windspray colorbond

suggestion of rendering colour for windspray colorbond
WA

I went shale grey with woodland grey feature posts. They mix the paint to match the colorbond shale grey colour. A lot of grey, but all different shades and complimemt…

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dalemengel
Jan 16, 2015 10:17 pm
enquirer
enquirer
16 January 2015

Sloping Block Builders

Sloping Block Builders
VIC

Leigh is now continuing to rip people off working for a company called SJD homes people beware.

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enquirer
Jan 16, 2015 8:26 pm
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
16 January 2015

Redink SOR rear build - screen doors?

Redink SOR rear build - screen doors?
WA
1 ... 40, 41, 42

Nah we never ended up fiddling and they don't seem to have got much better after a years worth of use. We thought they would wear in but nope! Doesn't really bother us now…

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xxkatxx
Jan 16, 2015 8:15 pm
Mondeo
Mondeo
16 January 2015

HUNT CLUB Smart Community-Telstra Velocity--Costs..

HUNT CLUB Smart Community-Telstra Velocity--Costs..
VIC
1, 2

Hi Guys, I know this is an old thread but we just bought in The Hunt Club and I had some questions about how your smart wiring went ?

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Mondeo
Jan 16, 2015 5:56 pm
Mondeo
insider
insider
16 January 2015

Picking a builder based on slab type?

Picking a builder based on slab type?
QLD

Big builders should be able to change from a waffle to a conventional type slab.The engineer will give them a slab design and any concreter worth his salt should be able…

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insider
Jan 16, 2015 4:34 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
16 January 2015

Same price for deck

Same price for deck
NSW

My builder charged about $350/m2 LESS for decked areas - both covered and un-covered. Leksie, the more I see/read of what you post about your…

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Leksie5000
Jan 16, 2015 3:11 pm
MRS_TLG
MRS_TLG
16 January 2015

Does this look normal?

Does this look normal?
VIC
1, 2

That's a shameful state for everyone involved in your build, inspection, and approval process. Did you say that your site supervisor is a nice…

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MRS_TLG
Jan 16, 2015 2:11 pm
kifaya
kifaya
16 January 2015

How long did it take to complete your landscaping?

How long did it take to complete your landscaping?
NSW

We've got an interim occupation certificate. NAB has helpfully advised that "Most Customers have their landscaping completed within two months of handover" and "the…

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kifaya
Jan 16, 2015 10:08 am
kifaya
joea
joea
16 January 2015

Building Marriott 32 with Simonds in Point Cook

Building Marriott 32 with Simonds in Point Cook
VIC

Good choice. My parents build the exact same layout with Simonds. I really like it. Some feedback from them when I asked them what they would change: - Bigger Laundry.…

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joea
Jan 16, 2015 7:05 am
joea
EmmaW84
EmmaW84
15 January 2015

Guide with Building new house with Burbank

Guide with Building new house with Burbank
VIC

Def a building inspector and apparently a min of 3 stages but the more the better. I can only afford 3 at this point. However with my contract I didn't get any third…

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EmmaW84
Jan 15, 2015 2:43 pm
MezariOz
MezariOz
15 January 2015

building consultant recommendations - kellyville NSW

building consultant recommendations - kellyville NSW
NSW

Hi all, Can you please offer up some names for consultants you've either used and been satisfied with, or have heard good things about to inspect my build. It's our first…

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MezariOz
Jan 15, 2015 12:49 pm
yvonneh
yvonneh
15 January 2015

Demolition companies that service the Sutherland Shire

Demolition companies that service the Sutherland Shire
NSW

most of them go all around and travel far and wide. Here's a post I put up a while ago with the ones I contacted for…

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yvonneh
Jan 15, 2015 9:54 am
joea
joea
14 January 2015

VIC Independent Building Inspectors Recommendations

VIC Independent Building Inspectors Recommendations
VIC

Hi there we are currently using Darbecca...both David and Darren just fantastic and very thorough. Pay on time and receive a…

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joea
Jan 14, 2015 8:14 pm
joea
Extreme
Extreme
14 January 2015

Best spot for NBN terminal? + WHO DOES CAT 6 CABLING?

Best spot for NBN terminal? + WHO DOES CAT 6 CABLING?
SA
1, 2

We have a two story house and added extra cat6 downstairs to our lounger area at a later date. its in a cavity wall but it can still be done...…

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Extreme
Jan 14, 2015 1:37 pm
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emsimpson
Jan 14, 2015 12:01 pm
emsimpson

We were in the same situation and switched from a 300mm shower arm to a 600mm shower arm. I was worried about overspray and aesthetics. Our shower is not installed yet so…

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IvyC
Jan 14, 2015 11:35 am
IvyC
EmmaW84
EmmaW84
14 January 2015

Buildling with Burbank Cyan 2800

Buildling with Burbank Cyan 2800
VIC

Look up Things You Forget - Summary.... it is very comprehensive. We also doubled our power points in most rooms, put a tap behind fridge, put a gas point in alfresco...

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EmmaW84
Jan 14, 2015 9:37 am
joea
joea
14 January 2015

Does Lock Up Stage include the Garage itself?

Does Lock Up Stage include the Garage itself?
VIC

I stood my ground and now they have stopped chasing me for the payment. tlblhayward, it is in Schedule 4 on my contract. Yours must be different…

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joea
Jan 14, 2015 8:42 am
joea
noisuf
noisuf
13 January 2015

Roof pointing on internal gutter/channel?

Roof pointing on internal gutter/channel?

Hi Everyone, Hopefully my subject heading makes sense. I've noticed a lot of newer homes not having cement placed between the tiles and 'internal' gutters/channel. What…

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noisuf
Jan 13, 2015 8:48 pm
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DG85
Jan 13, 2015 7:31 pm
DG85
bpratt
bpratt
13 January 2015

How many smoke alarms did you install

How many smoke alarms did you install
WA

I'm putting 4 hard wired smokey's in my build. The standard kitchen and hallway, plus one in my HT room, and another in Mum's bedroom. If they led's were too bright,…

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bpratt
Jan 13, 2015 5:14 pm
MRS_TLG
MRS_TLG
12 January 2015

Building the Duxton with Metricon in Melbourne

Building the Duxton with Metricon in Melbourne
VIC
1, 2

@zebulun11: I would recommend you to send email to big M and tell them to either fix these major issues or provide engineering documentation which is verified by your…

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MRS_TLG
Jan 12, 2015 6:02 pm
kiranjetti
kiranjetti
12 January 2015

Our First Home - Buzz 1st Homes - Yanchep, WA

Our First Home - Buzz 1st Homes - Yanchep, WA
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

hi my name is kiran and I'm new to perth ...me and my wife are planning on buying our own house and looking at buzz homes to build our home in caversham please share the…

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kiranjetti
Jan 12, 2015 5:29 pm
Nick5623
Nick5623
12 January 2015

Build mistake - advice needed

Build mistake - advice needed
VIC

Yeah, thanks for that suggestion. They are saying that we have only been charged for the ones we have but I am waiting on a response from Dowell (the manufacturers) to…

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Nick5623
Jan 12, 2015 4:44 pm
The Delailes
The Delailes
12 January 2015

Ben Trager Build

Ben Trager Build
WA
1, 2

Hi, Just wondering if anyone has built a single storey with Ben Trager and had an approx build time?

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The Delailes
Jan 12, 2015 1:37 pm
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Crazyk
Jan 12, 2015 5:33 am
Crazyk
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MrsJM
Jan 12, 2015 4:31 am
MrsJM
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
11 January 2015

new direct 10 at warralily

new direct 10 at warralily
VIC

I wonder why they do different floor plans in different states of the country? Surely our tastes and preferences between regions don't differ that much?

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cat_dunc
Jan 11, 2015 9:16 am
cat_dunc
apeg
apeg
11 January 2015

Engineered Spotted Gum

Engineered Spotted Gum
WA

Hi, I am considering to install the 1 strip universal spotted him floor from carpet call. Can you please let me if you will recommend for me to install the…

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apeg
Jan 11, 2015 8:37 am
joea
joea
10 January 2015

What's going on with Eden Brae??

What's going on with Eden Brae??
NSW

Very interesting. I noticed that they had a Dunedin advertised as well. Thanks bashworth!

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joea
Jan 10, 2015 4:14 pm
joea
ddarroch
ddarroch
10 January 2015

First build - have the block only and nothing else - HELP!

First build - have the block only and nothing else - HELP!
SA

Hi megan30, it's great you're taking your time planning your home, not rushing in & building a poorly designed house. I'll offer advice that I've probably offered on 50%…

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ddarroch
Jan 10, 2015 1:56 am
Nyssa+Lachlan
Nyssa+Lachlan
10 January 2015

Anyone building at Augustine Heights

Anyone building at Augustine Heights
QLD

Hi Nyssa+Lachlan :D We're building with Clarendon at Springfield Lakes. Who are you building with? My daughter loves the park with the…

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Nyssa+Lachlan
Jan 10, 2015 12:58 am
Nyssa+Lachlan
CharlieMojo
CharlieMojo
9 January 2015

Building with Hebel

Building with Hebel
NSW

Has anyone built a single story dwelling fully using Hebel? Any issues??

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CharlieMojo
Jan 09, 2015 10:15 pm
Princesssarrah06
Princesssarrah06
9 January 2015

Building with J G King

Building with J G King
VIC

Hi did you decide on building with JG King at all? I'd be intested in hearing your story of you have, as we are in the process of building with them now.

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Princesssarrah06
Jan 09, 2015 9:45 pm
Charlston01
Charlston01
9 January 2015

Knock Down Rebuild with Dechellis at Modbury SA

Knock Down Rebuild with Dechellis at Modbury SA
SA

Hello fellow Dechellis builders! Sorry I only just saw your post, so it's probably a bit late to help out with cost because I assume you've signed by now. But contact us…

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Charlston01
Jan 09, 2015 4:20 pm
sofia14
sofia14
9 January 2015

garage grano hardstand

garage grano hardstand
WA

Hi all, do you know which company in perth will do double garage grano hardstand? Thank you.

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sofia14
Jan 09, 2015 4:08 pm
TOBHAGIRATH
TOBHAGIRATH
9 January 2015

New Land or House Land Package in Schofield area

New Land or House Land Package in Schofield area
NSW

Hi Guys, Any1 aware of any new land or house land package release in schofield area.particularly towards old windsor road side.

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TOBHAGIRATH
Jan 09, 2015 9:56 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
8 January 2015

Timeframe Questions: Boutique Homes, Ascot Vale

Timeframe Questions: Boutique Homes, Ascot Vale
VIC

I was in the same situation as you guys. I wanted to boot my tenants out prior to the lease term and gave them 60 days notice as per law. They basically told me to stick…

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Crazyk
Jan 08, 2015 7:03 pm
Crazyk
Denten
Denten
7 January 2015

Perth SOR 2 storey recommendations?

Perth SOR 2 storey recommendations?
WA

Hi Popcorn, Not sure if you have made your decision yet? We are also SOR and building a 2 storey home with Gold Style homes, they are smallish builder & have won many…

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Denten
Jan 07, 2015 9:17 pm
CharlieMojo
CharlieMojo
7 January 2015

NSW Stamp Duty on House and Land Package

NSW Stamp Duty on House and Land Package
NSW

Thanks guys - will definitely discuss with the builder and solicitor :)

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CharlieMojo
Jan 07, 2015 9:14 pm
joea
joea
7 January 2015

Is my builder missing footings?

Is my builder missing footings?
WA

Great pick-up. Glad you got it sorted before it was too late.

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joea
Jan 07, 2015 5:21 pm
joea
joea
joea
7 January 2015

Timing everything - Any advice???

Timing everything - Any advice???
NSW

Our land title got delayed by 3-4 months too and I have heard of much longer delays than that! Don't believe what the developer tells you (timing wise). Having said that,…

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joea
Jan 07, 2015 2:59 pm
joea
Tristanium
Tristanium
7 January 2015

Energy Efficiency Reports/Star Rating

Energy Efficiency Reports/Star Rating
QLD

I see, Yes - the idea of lots of north windows letting winter sun is a good one, particularly when it can heat up a concrete floor - but large glass expanses will also be…

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Tristanium
Jan 07, 2015 1:00 pm
Tristanium


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