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mgilla
mgilla
5 November 2014

Is this reasonable?

Is this reasonable?
VIC

Just remember your builder is providing you with an entire package, if you want to take something out of the contract you are free to do so and get refunded the builders…

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mgilla
Nov 05, 2014 4:58 pm

Here's a couple of photos of the same bricks with off white mortar and plain mortar, and don't forget there are various versions of off white…

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bpratt
Nov 05, 2014 9:32 am
benhenri
benhenri
5 November 2014

Henley Marina Q1

Henley Marina Q1
VIC

Hi Folks, Anyone out here building a Marina Q1 with Henley, would be great to hear from you. We are contemplating on the Marina Q1 along with similar layout's with other…

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benhenri
Nov 05, 2014 9:23 am
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mlb
Nov 04, 2014 11:53 pm
mlb
MyH1Login
MyH1Login
4 November 2014

Looking forward to build with Granvue Homes

Looking forward to build with Granvue Homes
VIC
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Has anyone done fencing yet? also if your rear neighbors build a fence without notifying you do you have to pay for it and i haven't received…

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MyH1Login
Nov 04, 2014 10:25 pm
MyH1Login
[[Sapphire]]
[[Sapphire]]
4 November 2014

Additional Edge Beams for Class M Slab

Additional Edge Beams for Class M Slab
VIC

6500 isnt too bad as this can still go down. We thought our slab was included until we got to the tender & we were told the soil tests advised we needed a waffle slab and…

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[[Sapphire]]
Nov 04, 2014 9:57 pm
tim_k
tim_k
4 November 2014

Recommended Paver and Sparky

Recommended Paver and Sparky
WA

My bro-in-law is a sparky and does this sort of stuff. (works for himself as well). Does a lot of LED lately too if that helps. Feel free to PM me if interested.

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tim_k
Nov 04, 2014 3:06 pm
shadowarrior
shadowarrior
4 November 2014

Preparing for Clipspec Meeting

Preparing for Clipspec Meeting
QLD

We have a Clipspec meeting coming up and want to be prepared on what to expect out of it. Our plan includes light fittings (single battons to each room) and one fan…

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shadowarrior
Nov 04, 2014 2:20 pm
melfordgurl
melfordgurl
4 November 2014

Our Build - Carlisle Atlantique 33 Mk4 - Melbourne West

Our Build - Carlisle Atlantique 33 Mk4 - Melbourne West
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Sorry havnt been on here in such a long time... The build is…

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melfordgurl
Nov 04, 2014 7:16 am
bashworth
bashworth
4 November 2014

No more gas bayonet for new homes?

No more gas bayonet for new homes?
WA

So what happens during winter when I don't have a reverse-cycle air conditioning without the gas bayonet? How will i want my…

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bashworth
Nov 04, 2014 6:17 am
bashworth
starting again
starting again
3 November 2014

Redink Bravo 190 in Rockingham

Redink Bravo 190 in Rockingham
WA

Hi guys, I've finally done it, I've bought my very own postage stamp sized piece of land and have signed up with Redink! My footprint is similar to the Bravo 190 but it's…

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starting again
Nov 03, 2014 10:59 pm
starting again
starting again
3 November 2014

Built or building the Redink Bravo or Alpha SOR?

Built or building the Redink Bravo or Alpha SOR?
WA

Hi guys, I've finally done it, I've bought my very own postage stamp sized piece of land and have signed up with Redink! My footprint is similar to the Bravo 190 but it's…

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starting again
Nov 03, 2014 10:30 pm
archetto
archetto
3 November 2014

Who has used Ben Trager Homes?

Who has used Ben Trager Homes?
WA

I actually think I know where one of these homes is being built in the design you like, they are just about to get to lock up, i'll PM you the address :D hope its the same…

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archetto
Nov 03, 2014 6:12 pm
archetto
1st_time_build
1st_time_build
3 November 2014

Ben Trager - The Markham

Ben Trager - The Markham
WA

Is anyone building a house with Ben Trager similar to this one? If So we are trying to get a feel for how the house look and I would love to be able to walk through one…

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1st_time_build
Nov 03, 2014 6:09 pm
yvonneh
yvonneh
3 November 2014

Upgrading facade bricks only?

Upgrading facade bricks only?
VIC

We've got feature brick in all the visible area of our courtyard but our 'standard' brick is from the normal range. We figured we'd only see the courtyard from the…

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yvonneh
Nov 03, 2014 5:59 pm
new_and_naive
new_and_naive
3 November 2014

Question about a sloping block

Question about a sloping block
NSW

It looks like split levels are $300,000 and above. Eeek!!! We will be saving extra hard for the next year now !!!!!!!!

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new_and_naive
Nov 03, 2014 5:44 pm
claypot
claypot
3 November 2014

Seaford Meadows Footings

Seaford Meadows Footings
SA

Hey Zacmac, Another option, which will cost you time is to can the contract with the builder. You will loose your deposit but may work out better in the long run. They may…

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claypot
Nov 03, 2014 5:02 pm
bpratt
bpratt
2 November 2014

NBN

NBN
VIC
1, 2

You do know there's a button up the top there that says "Subscribe Topic", and you'll get a email notification if some…

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bpratt
Nov 02, 2014 3:05 pm
gandn
gandn
2 November 2014

Another brick thread - Blue Steel Flash

Another brick thread - Blue Steel Flash
NSW

Will be interested in following your build MrNeil as we are going along the same colour schemes. Mowbray Blue Brick (Similar to Blue Steel Flash) Sabre Grey Roof Tile …

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gandn
Nov 02, 2014 11:49 am
Amber40ishau
Amber40ishau
2 November 2014

Can anyone recommend a builder, Indented Head Vic area?

Can anyone recommend a builder, Indented Head Vic area?
VIC

I am looking to build in Indented Head, near Port Arlington in Victoria. Can anyone recommend a Builder or builders private and Building companies like Henley Homes or…

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Amber40ishau
Nov 02, 2014 10:37 am
Amber40ishau
Pinkmof
Pinkmof
2 November 2014

Is anyone else building the Geneva Q1 with Henley?

Is anyone else building the Geneva Q1 with Henley?
VIC

This will be our third build with Plantation check out my blog for updates and tips http://plantationgenevaq1.blogspot.com.au

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Pinkmof
Nov 02, 2014 8:56 am
Pinkmof
Pinkmof
2 November 2014

Building Geneva Q1

Building Geneva Q1
QLD

If you are building for the first time and feeling daunted by the process follow our blog. This will be the third home built with plantation homes and our tenth build in…

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Pinkmof
Nov 02, 2014 8:41 am
Ekin
Ekin
2 November 2014

New home custom build - does this facade look good to you?

New home custom build - does this facade look good to you?
NSW

Thank you so much everyone - that feedback was fantastic! Lots of different opinions, and attention to detail. We'll go back and look through the design with all your…

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Ekin
Nov 02, 2014 5:55 am
Ekin
Extreme
Extreme
2 November 2014

electrical wiring new henley home - clipsal

electrical wiring new henley home - clipsal
VIC

It depends on what you add to the house. We added 4k by throwing in downlight provisions and extra power points. We removed all data/phone points as we'll organize this…

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Extreme
Nov 02, 2014 5:19 am
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Holz1990
Nov 01, 2014 10:00 pm
Bindy111
Bindy111
1 November 2014

Surfmist Roof

Surfmist Roof
WA

Nina Marie I know this is an old post, but thinking of painting our house in Athena maybe 150%. Do you have pics of your house in the full sun?

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Bindy111
Nov 01, 2014 3:00 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
1 November 2014

Build Watch - on site surveillance as deterrent

Build Watch - on site surveillance as deterrent
NSW

Great I found the thread. I just started looking at this. I'm looking at how I can do it atm

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Crazyk
Nov 01, 2014 2:26 pm
Crazyk
Shambini
Shambini
1 November 2014

Pre-watering of site

Pre-watering of site
SA

Not sure if it was my watering efforts but the concrete company in digging our trenches before the slab pour said our soil was nice and moist.

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Shambini
Nov 01, 2014 1:23 pm
Shambini
bashworth
bashworth
1 November 2014

Reading building plan scale

Reading building plan scale
VIC

The plan was originally created by town planner, and surprisingly they created them in A0 (perhaps due to council's requirement). Now the builder is…

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bashworth
Nov 01, 2014 11:11 am
bashworth
mr mrs
mr mrs
1 November 2014

New Build - Floor Plan Feedback

New Build - Floor Plan Feedback
WA

Good on you for taking all this into consideration, many people don't. Even going as far as checking shadows on Near Maps, very good! A few…

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mr mrs
Nov 01, 2014 11:04 am
Tristanium
Tristanium
1 November 2014

Plaster vs Dryline for Double height internal wall.

Plaster vs Dryline for Double height internal wall.
WA

I would suggest your builder has done you a favour here - float plaster over bricks/concrete/bricks will result in cracks over time and the plasterboard lining (dry…

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Tristanium
Nov 01, 2014 12:53 am
Tristanium
bpratt
bpratt
31 October 2014

Roof colours - please help!!

Roof colours - please help!!
NSW

Thanks Bpratt, We don't HAVE to have tank water for general use but we do have to have it for RFS requirements (15,000ltr) so thought we'd get…

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bpratt
Oct 31, 2014 10:08 pm

We have been busy, but here is the latest update on our home. It has been VERY slow going. The two story which was a few months behind us is now way in front of our build.…

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jimnlisa
Oct 31, 2014 9:05 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
31 October 2014

Porter Davis building quality inspections (BSS group)

Porter Davis building quality inspections (BSS group)
VIC

I know a couple of people that built with PD. Unfortunately they were extremely unhappy on both occasions with the quality of workmanship but more so with the SS…

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Crazyk
Oct 31, 2014 8:20 pm
Crazyk
sarav_soniya
sarav_soniya
31 October 2014

A few clarifications in the process of Buiding a New House

A few clarifications in the process of Buiding a New House
QLD

Thanks Leonardo_23, we were firm this time and told the builder that we need every thing mentioned in the contract. They are a lot better now. I didnt know that…

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sarav_soniya
Oct 31, 2014 7:30 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
31 October 2014

Building contracts and finance

Building contracts and finance
NSW

Hi Can anyone provide some advice on providing a construction loan contract to the bank? Scenario - A loan over the land is 175k - We now plan to build a new home on it…

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Leksie5000
Oct 31, 2014 2:31 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
31 October 2014

Independent Inspections

Independent Inspections
VIC

Hi mattkav, Make sure you ask the building consultant (who is not the Building Inspector for the job) if he/she has any disclaimers such as we do not get on the roof,…

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Leonardo_23
Oct 31, 2014 2:20 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
31 October 2014

MainVue Homes

MainVue Homes
VIC

You can drop in there. Just tell them your about to sign up with them and wanted to get familiar with the options

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Crazyk
Oct 31, 2014 1:54 pm
Crazyk
charlinic6
charlinic6
31 October 2014

Brick Gauge Tolerances- HELP Needed

Brick Gauge Tolerances- HELP Needed
QLD

Well spoken to our SS, he is getting the brickies to come back and assess the situation and see if they can come up with a resolution. So I guess I will see where that…

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charlinic6
Oct 31, 2014 12:08 pm
charlinic6
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
31 October 2014

Section 94 contributions

Section 94 contributions
NSW

Hi Dewdrops, If you don't find someone, I suggest you phone the Town Planning Department at Hornsby, because you may have a point. They charge developers in VIC, but…

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Leonardo_23
Oct 31, 2014 12:01 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
31 October 2014

Steep Driveway - Help Please

Steep Driveway - Help Please
VIC

Hi mikel03, I meant "take up 3 metres or more", Cheers Leonardo_23

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Leonardo_23
Oct 31, 2014 11:49 am
timwa
timwa
31 October 2014

Gantt Chart - Any builders provide one as a schedule tool?

Gantt Chart - Any builders provide one as a schedule tool?
WA

Are you an engineer by any chance? If so, don't expect a house build to run the same way a project does. I know it should and I could discuss…

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timwa
Oct 31, 2014 2:05 am
Dream_Catchers
Dream_Catchers
30 October 2014

Custom Build (Armidale): Moved in update

Custom Build (Armidale): Moved in update
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Congratulations!! (Sorry - been away for a couple of months learning to be a first time mum with no family around lol) You're kitchen layout is great! And i love the size…

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Dream_Catchers
Oct 30, 2014 3:21 pm
Dream_Catchers
Marcia
Marcia
30 October 2014

NEW BUILDING -ISSUE

NEW BUILDING -ISSUE
NSW

We've previously built and had an issue with the nailing of the eave boarding, it looked like a 5 yr old had been let loose with the nail gun. Didn't really care about the…

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Marcia
Oct 30, 2014 10:30 am
Marcia
charlinic6
charlinic6
30 October 2014

Coral Homes quality

Coral Homes quality
QLD
1, 2

I don't think you can comment on the quality of the build... it all depends on the tradesmen you get and the SS you get. Unfortunately we have had a bad run of both, and…

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charlinic6
Oct 30, 2014 6:39 am
charlinic6
takatam
takatam
30 October 2014

Warranty issues with builder in Wa - options

Warranty issues with builder in Wa - options
WA

Just an update for those who find themselves in a similar situation. A few days ago I gave the WA Building Commission a call and explained them the problem we had with…

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takatam
Oct 30, 2014 1:58 am
Forg
Forg
29 October 2014

House with attached Granny Flat

House with attached Granny Flat
NSW

Depends where you are, Lily Homes has been plugging the fact they have what you're after, in Sydney I assume.

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Forg
Oct 29, 2014 8:55 pm
lesliebchan
lesliebchan
29 October 2014

METRICON v WISDOM - admin process

METRICON v WISDOM - admin process
NSW

I can totally relate. We paid a deposit with M and pulled out. We never built a house before so everything is new to us. You'd trust these people you talk to but realise…

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lesliebchan
Oct 29, 2014 2:26 pm


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