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gwendojosh
gwendojosh
5 March 2015

First Home Buyers Direct

First Home Buyers Direct
WA

Hi there, how is your experience up till now since Oct with FHBD? Still negative?

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gwendojosh
Mar 05, 2015 1:33 am
Beazley77
Beazley77
5 March 2015

Who should pay for 6 stars energy rating?

Who should pay for 6 stars energy rating?
VIC

The rating is an individual assessment and depends on various things like your orientation, wind zone, climate zone etc plus more factors. I don't understand the worry to…

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Beazley77
Mar 05, 2015 1:05 am
Beazley77
shara
shara
4 March 2015

Simonds Sierra in SA - We've moved in! NEW pics

Simonds Sierra in SA - We've moved in! NEW pics
SA
1 ... 84, 85, 86

Hi Deluxes We find Simonds to built a double storey house too and tomorrow is the contract day, however we will just collect all contract papers back to home and make sure…

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shara
Mar 04, 2015 10:45 pm
shara
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
4 March 2015

Private certifier for CC and build

Private certifier for CC and build
NSW

Hi Our DA will be lodged with council this Friday - yay!!! We lodged a complying development application for demolition of the existing residence previously and that has…

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Leksie5000
Mar 04, 2015 3:20 pm
Kathrine H
Kathrine H
4 March 2015

Anyone built with Accent on Homes, Perth

Anyone built with Accent on Homes, Perth
WA

In my experience they are one of the best boutique builders there is and the draftee has been easy to work with.

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Kathrine H
Mar 04, 2015 11:57 am
Matt1
Matt1
4 March 2015

LAND COST ON CORNER BLOCK

LAND COST ON CORNER BLOCK
NSW

Full cost of fencing on the open side plus there's likely to be a side aspect requirement (depending on your council). This cost us $7.5k to extend the HT out by 1m. …

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Matt1
Mar 04, 2015 1:22 am
Matt1
bashworth
bashworth
3 March 2015

OC with unfinished rooms

OC with unfinished rooms
NSW

The following explains what you need for an occupancy permit. http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2012/01/occ ... s-it-mean/

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bashworth
Mar 03, 2015 5:39 pm
bashworth
wall-e
wall-e
3 March 2015

Advise required related to paints

Advise required related to paints
NSW

I am checking for painting details for new house. My builder said the will use dulux paint which is "Berger Gold Label". According to the information in following…

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wall-e
Mar 03, 2015 2:58 pm
goody59
goody59
3 March 2015

Build House confusion

Build House confusion
VIC

Look at Hudson by Simonds Homes

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goody59
Mar 03, 2015 9:09 am
goody59
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
3 March 2015

3 Month Inspections

3 Month Inspections
VIC

The contract for each unit was a HIA contract. Having said that, the builder gave me photocopies of each contract and not all the pages of…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 03, 2015 8:57 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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Melsie68
Mar 03, 2015 1:16 am
Building4my3tots
Building4my3tots
2 March 2015

Custom Build (Finesse) - Bricks!

Custom Build (Finesse) - Bricks!
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi found your thread through search for custom builders. How is the build so far! Must of had loads of progress! Just wondering if you went Hebel power floors since you…

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Building4my3tots
Mar 02, 2015 4:30 pm
Building4my3tots
mjklimec
mjklimec
2 March 2015

Clark New Homes feedback

Clark New Homes feedback
VIC

Hi there, Just wondering if anyone has built with Clark New Homes in Melbourne and has some feedback? I've searched but haven't found many reviews etc. Cheers.

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mjklimec
Mar 02, 2015 10:27 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 March 2015

Brisbane Knockdown Rebuild and Character Overlay Worries

Brisbane Knockdown Rebuild and Character Overlay Worries
QLD

Unfortunately the "Character Overlay" for our street came about on 14th September 2014 so I'm told that even although the other houses had modern frontages…

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Stewie D
Mar 02, 2015 8:18 am
Caraf88
Caraf88
1 March 2015

Baldivis build - Construction!!

Baldivis build - Construction!!
WA

How exciting!! What pool company did you go with? We are almost at handover and only a couple of weeks ago we decided to buy a pool... Just got the call a few days ago…

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Caraf88
Mar 01, 2015 10:55 pm
Caraf88
yvonneh
yvonneh
1 March 2015

House design/interior design app?

House design/interior design app?
NSW

Depends on what you need to do... But for floor plan and 3d try Sweet Home 3d

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yvonneh
Mar 01, 2015 10:36 pm
a2b
a2b
1 March 2015

Anyone used Horizon Sambuca and Chocolatta bricks together?

Anyone used Horizon Sambuca and Chocolatta bricks together?
NSW

Thanks Lincoln. We have brick issues but that's another story. Hopefully someone has same colour scheme to share with you ☺

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a2b
Mar 01, 2015 9:26 pm
yvonneh
yvonneh
1 March 2015

Hurstville Council - How much is Duplex Floor Space Ratio?

Hurstville Council - How much is Duplex Floor Space Ratio?
NSW

have you looked at the maps? http://www.hurstville.nsw.gov.au/Planning-Maps.html find which map you need to be looking at based on the address you are building in and then…

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yvonneh
Mar 01, 2015 7:48 pm
Building4my3tots
Building4my3tots
1 March 2015

Is your builder ignoring you?

Is your builder ignoring you?
VIC

I have to learn to have thicker skin! Going to give this house designer a call tomorrow and push him forward. I hate being stuck in limbo. Sorry to hear about your…

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Building4my3tots
Mar 01, 2015 5:45 pm
Building4my3tots
puglover
puglover
1 March 2015

Builder forcing us to go with their flooring options

Builder forcing us to go with their flooring options
VIC

Yeah I'm happy, I was intent on making sure I wasnt stuck with that vile laminate! Thanks for the advice everyone, much appreciated :)

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puglover
Mar 01, 2015 2:27 pm
btam
btam
28 February 2015

Statesman build Barossa Estate

Statesman build Barossa Estate
SA
1, 2, 3

I did ask to have the slab raised, didnt cost any extra. And the roof is monument looks a lot lighter once in place and yes i went with the painted zincalume gutters as i…

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btam
Feb 28, 2015 10:26 pm
btam
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 February 2015

Site costs for a 4% slope front to back

Site costs for a 4% slope front to back
NSW

If you have a survey of your block, go into Council and talk to the duty planner and also ask to speak to one of the engineers. It is much easier to talk…

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Stewie D
Feb 28, 2015 10:21 pm
Tribe7
Tribe7
28 February 2015

Help me choosing floor plan

Help me choosing floor plan
QLD

I agree with the above and also having the kitchen in that position means you will over look the living areas (especially handy if you have small children)

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Tribe7
Feb 28, 2015 9:48 pm
Tribe7
aammiitt2
aammiitt2
28 February 2015

Nu Caprice 27 at Jordan Springs

Nu Caprice 27 at Jordan Springs
NSW

Hi, I am thinking of going ahead with Nu Caprice 27 (27.9 squares) design with Provincial homes at new Maleleuca village. It is a double level design with < 10 m width.…

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aammiitt2
Feb 28, 2015 6:47 pm
justheart
justheart
28 February 2015

Melbourne- Is Sarking 6 Star Energy 'Requirement'??

Melbourne- Is Sarking 6 Star Energy 'Requirement'??
VIC

Sarking is required by bush fire rating. Our home was in a bush fire zone and we gad to pay $4500. Sarking, fly screens etc are all included in the fee.

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justheart
Feb 28, 2015 2:54 pm
justheart
AussieMark
AussieMark
28 February 2015

Hardiflex v Aquacheck

Hardiflex v Aquacheck
WA

thanks for the feedback. I think I will be going with aqua check for the ceilings and cove cornice. No need to spend the $$ on trio cornice, will look at putting it…

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AussieMark
Feb 28, 2015 12:07 am
d3us_85
d3us_85
27 February 2015

Building in Baldivis- Key Handover booked!

Building in Baldivis- Key Handover booked!
WA
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Really sorry to hear how poor your experience has been through all of this Di. Hopefully things start to look up now that you are in control of what happens with your…

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d3us_85
Feb 27, 2015 11:49 pm
manderinne
manderinne
27 February 2015

New here :) and building!

New here :) and building!
NSW
1, 2, 3

Any plans to share?

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manderinne
Feb 27, 2015 11:01 pm
manderinne
juddy_rocks17
juddy_rocks17
27 February 2015

11M frontage House Design/Builder Recommendation

11M frontage House Design/Builder Recommendation
VIC

I'm building with CDA in Melbourne. Our block is an odd shape but has good frontage. But they've designed us a custom home to suit our needs/wants. Helps to talk to lots…

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juddy_rocks17
Feb 27, 2015 10:09 pm
Excited_much
Excited_much
27 February 2015

Application for relocation/removal of Western Power assets

Application for relocation/removal of Western Power assets
WA

Yeh these developers are very sn ea ky to say the least. Where about's are you building? (Lol the forum wouldnt let me say the full word above haha)

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Excited_much
Feb 27, 2015 6:46 pm
Excited_much
figtree2015
figtree2015
27 February 2015

Building in Figtree - Redgum Ridge/Hilltop

Building in Figtree - Redgum Ridge/Hilltop
NSW

Hi Beck! Yes we are too. Just received our CC. Waiting for the portaloo! :) Who are you building with?

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figtree2015
Feb 27, 2015 5:40 pm
Daniel47
Daniel47
27 February 2015

Weep Holes Above Windows & Doors Normal?

Weep Holes Above Windows & Doors Normal?
WA

Hi Beazley77 I agree with bashworth. My brickwork is double brick and fully rendered externally. Therefore there are weep holes above windows and doors for water to run…

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Daniel47
Feb 27, 2015 3:06 pm
Lancaster 30
Lancaster 30
27 February 2015

Home and Land package review

Home and Land package review
WA

Hi angejlee, I'm not sure the trend in WA in so far as House and Land Packages (H&L) are concerned but on the East Coast (NSW) the general vibe is that its good but…

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Lancaster 30
Feb 27, 2015 2:39 pm
mim_feher
mim_feher
27 February 2015

PGH Gravel bricks

PGH Gravel bricks
NSW
1, 2

That is fantastic news kim, it must be so exciting.

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mim_feher
Feb 27, 2015 8:05 am
Beazley77
Beazley77
26 February 2015

When did you pay for pre start?

When did you pay for pre start?
WA

Thanks Beazley :) Sounds reasonable enough, were any/all of yours cash payments? Don't know if that has any bearing on the…

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Beazley77
Feb 26, 2015 9:29 pm
Beazley77
deluded
deluded
26 February 2015

Alfresco orientation vs open space dilemma - please help

Alfresco orientation vs open space dilemma - please help
VIC

I would go with the western side, just need to think about summer and the heat. Will you have a lot of heat to move and will you get the evening easterly breeze...

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deluded
Feb 26, 2015 7:45 pm
Splice
Splice
25 February 2015

Is a Final Progress Payment Final ??

Is a Final Progress Payment Final ??
NSW

I've left a message with a solicitor to get their opinion but am still waiting for them to return my call :( I'm now thinking that even if I have the law on my side I've…

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Splice
Feb 25, 2015 9:30 pm
mairy
mairy
25 February 2015

cancelling a build contract

cancelling a build contract
SA

Hi I was wondering if you ended up cancelling your contract and if so what happened? im in a similar situation and I can not find the right answers. Please reply, I will…

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mairy
Feb 25, 2015 5:46 pm
QuarumNibblet
QuarumNibblet
25 February 2015

Builder reneges on handover date

Builder reneges on handover date
NSW

Rule number one I've discovered is never believe any date the builder tells you, ever. Of course, this doesn't help you much in your current situation but the only way to…

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QuarumNibblet
Feb 25, 2015 2:48 pm
QuarumNibblet
Jewen
Jewen
25 February 2015

Calling neighbours in Mapleton Grove, Kellyville

Calling neighbours in Mapleton Grove, Kellyville
NSW

Hi Guys! We are buidling our new home in Mapleton Grove, North Kellyville. Hopefully we can move in before December this year. Just wanna see anyone is also building there…

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164
Jewen
Feb 25, 2015 1:09 pm
EmmaW84
EmmaW84
25 February 2015

Signed Sep 14' still NO site start

Signed Sep 14' still NO site start
VIC
1, 2

Thank you I will get on to it and have a look at the Domestic Building Act contract and try and get some ammo to launch my attack....

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EmmaW84
Feb 25, 2015 12:19 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 February 2015

Granny Flat in Sydney

Granny Flat in Sydney
NSW

Knowing where you are is a good start. No use recommending a builder in Palm beach if you live in Campbelltown. Stewie

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Stewie D
Feb 25, 2015 8:14 am
Gilbert106
Gilbert106
25 February 2015

Internal door colour

Internal door colour
WA

Thank you for all your replies :) We have decided to go with feather dawn also.

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Gilbert106
Feb 25, 2015 12:14 am
Gilbert106
archetto
archetto
24 February 2015

Exterior Grey Colour Scheme Advice - Colorbond Basalt

Exterior Grey Colour Scheme Advice - Colorbond Basalt
QLD

Thank you :) I just checked and we did the gutter to match colour bond Basalt and the fascia to match colour bond Dune

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archetto
Feb 24, 2015 11:09 pm
archetto
Simoricho
Simoricho
24 February 2015

Building a new house

Building a new house
SA

Hi everyone, this is my first forum post. I am in the process of finding a builder in Adelaide, and would just like to hear any feedback, good or bad on builders. I have…

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225
Simoricho
Feb 24, 2015 8:25 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
24 February 2015

Best Synthetic Grass - PERTH

Best Synthetic Grass - PERTH
WA

Hi there, I’m after opinions on what people see as the best synthetic turf for landscaping back yard. I hear these lawns can get very hot underfoot so wondering how…

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247
Beazley77
Feb 24, 2015 6:10 pm
Beazley77
KateRG88
KateRG88
24 February 2015

Addison 24

Addison 24
VIC

Hey Mike, We are up to our tender with Carlsile, and have chosen Addison 26. Terrific floor plan and very bright and has a great flow running…

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246
KateRG88
Feb 24, 2015 4:29 pm
KateRG88
KateRG88
KateRG88
24 February 2015

Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC

Grand Lakes Estate, Lara, VIC
VIC
1 ... 13, 14, 15

So how's everyone's builds going? We had a walk through this week with our site supervisor and were told we could be moved in about 5 weeks away!…

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KateRG88
Feb 24, 2015 4:24 pm
KateRG88
TheBigHouse
TheBigHouse
24 February 2015

Garage RL waffle pod slab

Garage RL waffle pod slab
VIC

So it's just a preference thing? I thought maybe you had heard some bad stories or something; waffle pod building around here having seemed to have…

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TheBigHouse
Feb 24, 2015 4:16 pm
Marmalade
Marmalade
24 February 2015

Unreasonable Estate Fencing Gudelines?

Unreasonable Estate Fencing Gudelines?
NSW

I'm revisiting this topic as there have been some developments. Yet again the developer wants changes made to the fencing (after it has been erected according to plans…

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Marmalade
Feb 24, 2015 11:45 am

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