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Drekko
Drekko
14 October 2014

Turnkey Builders Melbourne - Werribee

Turnkey Builders Melbourne - Werribee
VIC

Hey guys Can anyone suggest some turnkey Trying to find one with a 15-17 square house to suit my estate and block and floor plan I like Already looked at : My Complete…

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Drekko
Oct 14, 2014 8:37 pm
Drekko
N3ll3
N3ll3
13 October 2014

So devastated, just found out rough completion date

So devastated, just found out rough completion date

Yep I'm in the same boat, and will likely go over the contract time. Site works and slab have been down for over 9 months and probably still a few more months to go. I…

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N3ll3
Oct 13, 2014 10:57 pm
Slattery2
Slattery2
13 October 2014

Hi and a Question or two - Henley

Hi and a Question or two - Henley
VIC

Henley no longer use argus. They now use clipsal

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Slattery2
Oct 13, 2014 10:53 pm
Home101
Home101
13 October 2014

Home 101

Home 101
QLD

Thank you for the information. We never thought or known about the drop-edge-beam. We have met few builders and got 4 quotations, but no one mentioned about it. It is…

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Home101
Oct 13, 2014 9:09 pm
LMcNish89
LMcNish89
13 October 2014

Our PD Livingstone - 18 months on

Our PD Livingstone - 18 months on
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

It's been a long time since I've been on the site... We have been slow to get the backyard done but are now making the most of this gorgeous spring weather. We have…

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LMcNish89
Oct 13, 2014 3:48 pm
LMcNish89
vidy123
vidy123
13 October 2014

Subcontractor Recommendations

Subcontractor Recommendations
WA

Hi guys I am building a two storey house on a battleaxe block in Vic Park, Perth as a owner builder. House will be built using SIPS i.e. Structural Insulated…

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vidy123
Oct 13, 2014 3:04 pm
Fisher75
Fisher75
13 October 2014

When did you first get a response from the council

When did you first get a response from the council
NSW

Hi, Our builder submitted the DA to Ryde council on 2nd of October. We did not get anything yet, not even a letter confirming the submission or any notice saying the…

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Fisher75
Oct 13, 2014 3:02 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
13 October 2014

Timeframe after lockup & tiling?

Timeframe after lockup & tiling?
NSW

I reckon it seems longer now. You can't see the work being done. But - it is time consuming.

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Saint Mike
Oct 13, 2014 1:29 pm
Saint Mike
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 October 2014

Own BASIX tank

Own BASIX tank
NSW

We are intending to do this in our upcoming build but I'm doing an OB and it will be a poured in situ concrete tank not an off the shelf poly tank. Has…

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Stewie D
Oct 13, 2014 12:14 pm
Jagg
Jagg
13 October 2014

Custom Home Designs - anyone used them?

Custom Home Designs - anyone used them?

Hi, I realize that this forum in now 3 year sold but has anyone got any actual experience of building with Custom Home Designs or costing of getting their plans draw…

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Jagg
Oct 13, 2014 6:57 am
MyH1Login
MyH1Login
12 October 2014

Buying House in Melbourne !!

Buying House in Melbourne !!
VIC
1, 2

Unfortunately being close to public transport comes at a cost. If you can't afford it your wife might just have to learn to drive regardless of…

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MyH1Login
Oct 12, 2014 8:14 pm
MyH1Login
Kevin + Karen
Kevin + Karen
12 October 2014

First build with Aveling Highland Reserve Jane Brook

First build with Aveling Highland Reserve Jane Brook
WA

Hi tmwoburn, how's it going guys, first of all thanks, we are really pleased with how the plans have turned out. We have an Aniseed roof, we're pretty sure that color of…

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Kevin + Karen
Oct 12, 2014 2:31 pm
Kevin + Karen
hetfield_86
hetfield_86
11 October 2014

Building at Harvest at Chisholm (Maitland)

Building at Harvest at Chisholm (Maitland)
NSW

Put our first deposit on our land at Harvest Estate in Chisholm (Maitland area). We ended up with a corner block 21m wide and 830sqm and a north facing backyard. Pretty…

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176
hetfield_86
Oct 11, 2014 9:41 pm
nathanc01
nathanc01
11 October 2014

Is anyone else building the Simonds Valencia home?

Is anyone else building the Simonds Valencia home?
VIC

Hey if you dont mind me asking what were those upgrades worth. I have been looking at some different floorplans and do quite like the Valencia

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nathanc01
Oct 11, 2014 6:34 pm
nathanc01
Joelgia
Joelgia
11 October 2014

Bright Homes Constructions

Bright Homes Constructions
VIC

did you add any extras to your house? I'm looking to build with them within the next few months but unsure

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Joelgia
Oct 11, 2014 4:46 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
11 October 2014

How long should you expect your new eaves to look good?

How long should you expect your new eaves to look good?
SA

Depends on how bad. If they are sagging or shrinking badly a call to builder might be in order - a nice one. But - like all things outside - you do need to look after…

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Saint Mike
Oct 11, 2014 3:39 pm
Saint Mike
grovermj
grovermj
11 October 2014

Putting roller blinds into brick

Putting roller blinds into brick
NSW

I live in an apartment that is double brick. The windows don't have wooden architraves etc, they just sit recessed in the bricks. I'm not sure what to do with roller…

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90
grovermj
Oct 11, 2014 2:50 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
11 October 2014

Garage Wall Piers

Garage Wall Piers
WA

Hi Beazley77. The general rule for 110mm thick walls up to 3000mm high for a boundary wall not retaining soil is that piers must be no more than 3000mm apart, which can…

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Leonardo_23
Oct 11, 2014 2:11 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
11 October 2014

Anyone ever claimed their Builder's Warranty Insurance?

Anyone ever claimed their Builder's Warranty Insurance?
ACT

It seems that nobody noticed your thread, so perhaps enter the similar topics below, because there is some good info there. The warranty insurance does cover for…

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Leonardo_23
Oct 11, 2014 1:01 pm
bpratt
bpratt
10 October 2014

Meter box on outside of main bedroom wall -leave it or move?

Meter box on outside of main bedroom wall -leave it or move?
NSW
1, 2, 3

It's not just the electricity, but smart meters with their RF transmissions is the claimed health issues.

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bpratt
Oct 10, 2014 4:45 pm
Bliverson
Bliverson
10 October 2014

Has anyone built with Lucas Homes NSW?

Has anyone built with Lucas Homes NSW?
NSW

Thanks 4 the informative advice Leonardo_23. We r only fixing the minor things. We r stil waiting 4 electrician n plumber. Its been more than 7wks ive stopped counting. I…

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Bliverson
Oct 10, 2014 1:24 pm
dgriffen
dgriffen
10 October 2014

Re: Our custom design on 2acre - Updated Pics 21/06/12

Re: Our custom design on 2acre - Updated Pics 21/06/12
SA
1 ... 18, 19, 20

So very pleased to see that everything has worked out well! Did the home end up winning an award?

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dgriffen
Oct 10, 2014 12:24 pm
red brick
red brick
9 October 2014

Masterton Villina 32 Contemporary - First Plans

Masterton Villina 32 Contemporary - First Plans
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Half way through landscaping, just try to decide on driveway (colour through or on top) Will post some pics on the weekend

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red brick
Oct 09, 2014 7:41 pm
DanW2014
DanW2014
9 October 2014

Quality of Metrostyle

Quality of Metrostyle
WA

Hi All, Probably re-hashing an old thread (I've searched and found some info) but just thought I'd ask again. Does anybody have any info on Metrostyle homes regarding…

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DanW2014
Oct 09, 2014 7:12 pm
DanW2014
DanW2014
9 October 2014

Building with a builder with bad reviews

Building with a builder with bad reviews
WA

Any update on the quality of MetroStyle guys. I am looking at signing up with them soon and would be good to hear anything?

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DanW2014
Oct 09, 2014 7:00 pm
archetto
archetto
9 October 2014

How long to get a certificate of title?

How long to get a certificate of title?
VIC

It took about 2/3 months from memory to receive ours, I ended up downloading it through work as I thought I wasn't getting a copy in the end!

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archetto
Oct 09, 2014 6:39 pm
archetto
Jayp1
Jayp1
9 October 2014

Who is building with Bevnol homes?

Who is building with Bevnol homes?
VIC

Hi all, anybody building with Bevnol homes? Thinking of  going with them for a custom build but wanted to know if anyone has any experience with them. Thanks

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Jayp1
Oct 09, 2014 5:49 pm
aloha
aloha
9 October 2014

Waterhaven Estate @ Point Cook, VIC

Waterhaven Estate @ Point Cook, VIC
VIC

Hi all, We are looking at buying a land in Waterhaven, just wondering what's the site cost like in this estate?

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aloha
Oct 09, 2014 3:50 pm
perthUser198011
perthUser198011
9 October 2014

Building with ContentLiving - Lakelands - Wingrove design

Building with ContentLiving - Lakelands - Wingrove design
WA
1, 2

Hi All, sorry has been inactive these last few months due to other commitments. Just wantt o share that we are currently in PCI now, should get the key in 2 weeks and now…

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perthUser198011
Oct 09, 2014 12:25 pm
SMH
SMH
9 October 2014

Help Roof and Render Colours!!!!!!

Help Roof and Render Colours!!!!!!
QLD

Thanks Leonardo_23, I am going to head to a colorbond store today and have a look. I also have a house that I really love the colours they have used and I think I might…

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SMH
Oct 09, 2014 10:09 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
9 October 2014

WA HOME GROUP - Starting a new build - MONTE CARLO

WA HOME GROUP - Starting a new build - MONTE CARLO
WA

The advice they have given re polished concrete tells me they really don't want to do it. Basically the slab quality starts from the engineering and compacting- and then…

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Treeseachanger
Oct 09, 2014 9:44 am
Jayp1
Jayp1
9 October 2014

Bevnol homes or Rawdon Hill

Bevnol homes or Rawdon Hill
VIC

Thanks ... Did cross my mind but thought I'll try the forum first. Hello all, anybody out there who has built with Bevnol?

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Jayp1
Oct 09, 2014 7:08 am
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
9 October 2014

Infill above sliding doors.

Infill above sliding doors.
QLD

Hi uzz31, There is a steel lintel holding the brickwork up you know, so it seems that they set it one course too high... so it would be very costly to repair. It would be…

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515
Leonardo_23
Oct 08, 2014 11:03 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
8 October 2014

Ramtec, rammed earth builder

Ramtec, rammed earth builder
WA

Obviously takes longer to build but the one I've seen was a great feel. I think there were verandahs all round too as primary protection. don't know about termites but…

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Leonardo_23
Oct 08, 2014 10:24 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
8 October 2014

Waterford Rise in Warragul

Waterford Rise in Warragul
VIC

Hi dmj1983, Suggest you start with a large builder and ask them average time. Six to eight months is fairly normal I think... in fact I saw one built in just 8 weeks near…

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Leonardo_23
Oct 08, 2014 10:16 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
8 October 2014

Brikmakers Nouveau Grey

Brikmakers Nouveau Grey
WA

Hi lifestartshere, Suggest you could look at search below... you never know... might have to be fairly specific because some houses are called nouveau also... good…

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Leonardo_23
Oct 08, 2014 10:12 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
8 October 2014

Buying a rural plot to build on

Buying a rural plot to build on
VIC

Hi CoolAllie, I would start with the local council - Yarra Ranges, Knox? and find out their clearing requirements - probably a green belt or significant landscape overlay…

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Leonardo_23
Oct 08, 2014 10:08 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
8 October 2014

Any one building with Kurmond Homes?

Any one building with Kurmond Homes?
NSW

Hi Loadingerror, I pressed search (Kurmond homes) and there were at least a dozen threads. Suggest you try this too, go, go, go Leonardo_23

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Leonardo_23
Oct 08, 2014 9:57 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
8 October 2014

Narrow lot

Narrow lot
VIC

Hi Novicebuilder85, I know a little about design. A few tips from me would be make the most of the north aspect and failing that the east aspect. If possible design…

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322
Leonardo_23
Oct 08, 2014 9:48 pm
beejandcait
beejandcait
8 October 2014

Building with Redink - PCI is tomorrow (3rd Sept)!!!

Building with Redink - PCI is tomorrow (3rd Sept)!!!
WA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Our siteworks came to $17,890 (we have a 517m2 block) It is class 'S' site/Footing details C1 - which we were told makes it a little more expensive than standard.

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beejandcait
Oct 08, 2014 3:53 pm

Well said.

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
PEARZ
PEARZ
7 October 2014

NBN questions in Victoria

NBN questions in Victoria
VIC

Nope both boxes were installed by nbn directly. Our wireless router is upstairs. The yellow cable is for our router I believe. Can't remember, the mister did it while I…

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PEARZ
Oct 07, 2014 9:02 pm
PEARZ
Frangi
Frangi
7 October 2014

Architect or Builder???

Architect or Builder???
WA

Thanks guys Sorry should have said I live in Perth

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Frangi
Oct 07, 2014 4:27 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
7 October 2014

Independent Building Inspector - Point Cook area

Independent Building Inspector - Point Cook area
VIC

Hi knight, Problem soil area I believe... good luck if slab already poured. As to building inspector do you mean building consultant? You already have a Building…

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Leonardo_23
Oct 07, 2014 3:53 pm
tmwoburn
tmwoburn
7 October 2014

Aveling Homes Build in Woburn Park - Slab Crack

Aveling Homes Build in Woburn Park - Slab Crack
WA

Thanks bashworth I've googled some info and I think you're right....it seems to be surface crack. This forum is terrific and full of building information for a novice…

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tmwoburn
Oct 07, 2014 1:52 pm
tmwoburn
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
7 October 2014

Built in BBQ in alfresco

Built in BBQ in alfresco
VIC

Hi melbbuild, What constitutes an authentic BBQ may come into it, but there are a lot of incorrect hot plate installations in Kitchens I've come across in recent times.…

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372
Leonardo_23
Oct 07, 2014 1:37 pm
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
7 October 2014

How many electrical circuits?

How many electrical circuits?
WA

Hi Beazley, Hard wired circuits are usually Ovens, Air Cons, Hws (some HWS these days only require a WP GPO) Thus being "hard wired" it means there is no direct contact…

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sparky_JsP
Oct 07, 2014 12:50 pm
Drekko
Drekko
7 October 2014

Your vouch for Builder 15-17sq First home with tight budget

Your vouch for Builder 15-17sq First home with tight budget
VIC

Where are you located? A few builders come to mind but unsure if they build where you are: - Stylemaster. I was looking at a "Get the look 199"…

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Drekko
Oct 07, 2014 9:33 am
Drekko


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