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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
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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
New_Robinhood
New_Robinhood
6 April 2015

Fixed site cost Vs Reliability & Quality

Fixed site cost Vs Reliability & Quality
VIC

Hi Guys, Thanks you for your time, I have already done my own soil test it also came up with some rocks present at the back of the property. But soil engineer told me in…

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New_Robinhood
Apr 06, 2015 6:51 pm
marmot
marmot
6 April 2015

My builder put no sisalation on frame (no wall wrap).

My builder put no sisalation on frame (no wall wrap).
SA

I'm not sure if this is the same but we had the same issue with the sisalation in the roof. Apparently in relation to the roof if your roof is over a certain degree in…

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marmot
Apr 06, 2015 5:53 pm
msgarrett
msgarrett
6 April 2015

Doing you own Electrical work with Carlisle Home

Doing you own Electrical work with Carlisle Home
VIC

Thanks for the tip Puglover, I will give that a go for sure!

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msgarrett
Apr 06, 2015 2:20 pm
shadowarrior
shadowarrior
6 April 2015

Hobless shower and reflux valve

Hobless shower and reflux valve
WA

@Monalisa, yes, can feel your pain. :| The odds of the problem happening is 1 in thousand, but just because it can happen, there is the clause by the council to classify…

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shadowarrior
Apr 06, 2015 1:33 pm
Judiros
Judiros
6 April 2015

Plantation Maya 4 in Warner Qld

Plantation Maya 4 in Warner Qld
QLD

Have been looking at the progress of your Maya 4. We are building the same in Noosa. It has taken a while since we signed contracts back at the end of November last…

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Judiros
Apr 06, 2015 11:35 am
akhilinmelb
akhilinmelb
6 April 2015

cheap drivways

cheap drivways
VIC

hello members , building a home in cranbourne east .it would be great if anyone recommend me handyman or concreater for my driveway. :D :D cheers

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akhilinmelb
Apr 06, 2015 11:15 am
Extreme
Extreme
6 April 2015

BUILDING IN JORDAN SPRINGS

BUILDING IN JORDAN SPRINGS
NSW
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Our BAL29 costs ended up being 10k in required fittings and 6k in optional stuff. The optional stuff being fly screens, security doors and upgrading front/laundry door…

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Extreme
Apr 06, 2015 9:57 am
Designer-Crete
Designer-Crete
5 April 2015

Kit homes vs conventional build?

Kit homes vs conventional build?
QLD

Thanks for your response. I would be able to do most of the flooring as I run a flooring business and would also be able to get cousin in for concreting but thats about…

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Designer-Crete
Apr 05, 2015 10:10 pm
Designer-Crete
Carix
Carix
5 April 2015

Laurina Harrington Grove

Laurina Harrington Grove
NSW

Hi there is a Harrington grove group on here you should join us on the other forum :)

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Carix
Apr 05, 2015 10:09 pm
trimum
trimum
5 April 2015

Building with Sekisui Newcastle NSW

Building with Sekisui Newcastle NSW
NSW
1, 2, 3

Thank you for the link I have had a look and subscribed! Such great advice and experience on here.

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trimum
Apr 05, 2015 5:07 pm
trimum
Mrszzz
Mrszzz
5 April 2015

Tender Process with Rawson...

Tender Process with Rawson...
NSW

Hi bavshan We are currently working through our selections with Rawson - would you mind telling me if, with the bamboo flooring, you will be having scotia around the…

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Mrszzz
Apr 05, 2015 5:00 pm
Simo-1978
Simo-1978
5 April 2015

PGH Camello bricks/ matching colours

PGH Camello bricks/ matching colours
NSW

I have just started building with BeechWood. Has anyone else used Camello bricks?, and if so what other colours did you go with? Windows, garage, roof etc. First home and…

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Simo-1978
Apr 05, 2015 2:45 pm
dittyb
dittyb
4 April 2015

Has anyone used colorbond wallaby as a render

Has anyone used colorbond wallaby as a render
QLD

Hi all, I need to pick a feature render for two pillars outside of our new lowset home. Our main render colour is dulux tranquil retreat. I was thinking colorbond…

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dittyb
Apr 04, 2015 9:05 pm
4walls
4walls
4 April 2015

Dining Room Size for a 8 Seater Dining Table

Dining Room Size for a 8 Seater Dining Table
ACT

If you regularly have 8 seated then it really is a squeeze. If it is on the odd occasion then it is possibly manageable, depending on the placements of the entry/entries…

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4walls
Apr 04, 2015 7:58 pm
4walls
ddarroch
ddarroch
4 April 2015

Building Plan

Building Plan
NSW

As oneJohn says, orientation is very important. You want your living areas to face north. This will make your house lighter, & more comfortable in both winter & summer.…

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ddarroch
Apr 04, 2015 6:48 pm
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PetaJ
Apr 04, 2015 6:31 pm
PetaJ
buildingdream
buildingdream
4 April 2015

Living Area Design

Living Area Design
VIC

As a woman who is always the cook in my home and a busy mum packing daily lunches I would suggest having the pantry behind the kitchen as shown in your second pic

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buildingdream
Apr 04, 2015 11:17 am
stage15 dahlia
stage15 dahlia
4 April 2015

Your experience with Burbank

Your experience with Burbank
VIC
1, 2

I'm furious at Burbank this morning we have only 7 internal doors and another door has fallen off the hinges. That's three doors within the two years we have been in the…

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stage15 dahlia
Apr 04, 2015 10:54 am
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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 04, 2015 7:05 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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justlearning
Apr 04, 2015 2:50 am
justlearning
msgarrett
msgarrett
3 April 2015

Doing your own site works - Melbourne northern suberb

Doing your own site works - Melbourne northern suberb
VIC

I am planing on doing the same thing "New-Rob" I'm building with Carlisle & I'm going to do the site cut & retaining walls as soon as my land titles in August any info on…

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msgarrett
Apr 03, 2015 6:57 pm
blesta
blesta
3 April 2015

Building our first home in Worthington Estate, Pakenham

Building our first home in Worthington Estate, Pakenham
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

We are in Worthington and are yet to have any optic connected/NBN. We are still using 1net which has been renamed about 4 times and is now called PlanetISP. It costs us…

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blesta
Apr 03, 2015 3:20 pm
blesta
1st_HomeBuyer
1st_HomeBuyer
3 April 2015

27sq home and landscaping under 300k?

27sq home and landscaping under 300k?
NSW
1, 2

Hi there Sorry for late reply. I am looking at builders. i have shortlisted a few. I will pm you details.

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1st_HomeBuyer
Apr 03, 2015 1:04 pm
1st_HomeBuyer
nikkis2000
nikkis2000
2 April 2015

Time from contract signing to being onsite

Time from contract signing to being onsite
SA

We signed on the 24th September 2014. The slab was laid on the 28th March. Delays were due to: 3 months waiting for fully correct drawings to send to council 1 of 5…

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nikkis2000
Apr 02, 2015 11:02 am
nikkis2000
nsnvas
nsnvas
2 April 2015

Are my expectations from independent building inspector too

Are my expectations from independent building inspector too
VIC

Hi, I am also building knock down and building new home with JG King in Cheltenham, Victoria. Where are you building yours?

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nsnvas
Apr 02, 2015 10:02 am
spamhamster
spamhamster
1 April 2015

Handover completed - Pest Control

Handover completed - Pest Control
QLD

Hi Guys, I have asked a similar question before. However, I have now got the keys to the house and landscaping won't start until two weeks time. I thought I would do…

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spamhamster
Apr 01, 2015 10:51 pm
goody59
goody59
1 April 2015

BAL 12.5 and windows and doors.

BAL 12.5 and windows and doors.
VIC

Please see below requirements for the BAL 12.5: Provide bushfire rated construction to comply with clauses 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, and 5.8 of the Australian Standard AS…

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goody59
Apr 01, 2015 6:34 pm
goody59
grbeattie
grbeattie
1 April 2015

Bricks - Austral Settlers Pepperwood

Bricks - Austral Settlers Pepperwood
VIC

I already replied in the other thread, but just so others can find it :) viewtopic.php?p=1329476#p1329476

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grbeattie
Apr 01, 2015 3:23 pm
jelbell55
jelbell55
1 April 2015

Tiling in Perth

Tiling in Perth
WA
1, 2

Hey Jelbell! I am following your build as well and we are nearly neighbours I think! :-) We will building on Haricot street Tuart Ridge just…

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jelbell55
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