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Burnsfirsttime
Burnsfirsttime
27 November 2014

hello

hello
NSW

hello and welcome! What state are you in?

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Burnsfirsttime
Nov 27, 2014 9:56 am
Burnsfirsttime
bashworth
bashworth
27 November 2014

requests to the builder

requests to the builder
WA

The buider is responsible for building to the agreed drawings so make sure the construction drawings you sign have the correct dimensions. Might be best to make the…

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bashworth
Nov 27, 2014 4:43 am
bashworth
JnM
JnM
26 November 2014

Home Group WA- Hammond Heights.

Home Group WA- Hammond Heights.
WA
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Thanks for your advice Henry. I also do hope Dylan is able to turn things around for you.

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JnM
Nov 26, 2014 9:34 pm
JnM
edems
edems
26 November 2014

Builder changed PWA prices to the tune of $16,000!!

Builder changed PWA prices to the tune of $16,000!!
NSW

thanks again for all the input. I think we are going to continue our journey with CL as they have been very accomodating. Finding ways to make things work with the…

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edems
Nov 26, 2014 7:45 pm
Tim65
Tim65
26 November 2014

The Vintage

The Vintage
NSW

We have just completed on a block of land at The vintage in Hunter Valley was wondering if anybody else has built here and their experiences ? Thanks

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Tim65
Nov 26, 2014 4:02 pm
Tim65
sim_r32
sim_r32
26 November 2014

Porter Davis Walk Throughs

Porter Davis Walk Throughs
VIC

I go through ours all the time after hours, they always leave doors unlocked. Gives you a good chance to look at everyone with out someone trying to rush you through…

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sim_r32
Nov 26, 2014 11:40 am
Balbriggan
Balbriggan
26 November 2014

Brisbane Character zone 405m block new build

Brisbane Character zone 405m block new build
QLD

Thanks for that willpower. Just as an update, we have bought an old house in Alderley to knock down & build new. It is a much bigger block and has none of the…

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Balbriggan
Nov 26, 2014 10:11 am
Nick33
Nick33
26 November 2014

First time home builder Burns Beach WA

First time home builder Burns Beach WA
WA

I don't think so Triggy, i'm on a corner and the house next to me is only at bricks, from the pics in your thread we might be on the same street, I can't really tell.

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Nick33
Nov 26, 2014 10:02 am
Cool Breeze
Cool Breeze
25 November 2014

Check List for buildng a home

Check List for buildng a home
VIC

Have a look at this thread there is a wealth of information there viewtopic.php?f=31&t=5823&start=620

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Cool Breeze
Nov 25, 2014 3:13 pm
RuffTuff
RuffTuff
25 November 2014

Solid Concrete External Cladding

Solid Concrete External Cladding
QLD

While your slab is clear you could pour your walls flat on the floor and then tilt them up. The formwork would be much simpler and you wouldn't need a concrete pump. Just…

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RuffTuff
Nov 25, 2014 2:38 pm
RuffTuff
DaniandJames
DaniandJames
25 November 2014

What should we do after handover instead of with our builder

What should we do after handover instead of with our builder
NSW

Thanks everyone. We are doing most of that ourselves, we got a tiles and carpet package for 6k extra, I just wasn't sure if that was good value or not (I suppose it…

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DaniandJames
Nov 25, 2014 2:01 pm
DaniandJames
boysenberry2014
boysenberry2014
25 November 2014

Upgrading bricks - building with Metricon

Upgrading bricks - building with Metricon
NSW

Hi M quote us around $5k to upgrade to category 4 for around 42sq home.

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boysenberry2014
Nov 25, 2014 1:58 pm

So things have been on the slow side, stuff still getting done but supervisor had a family emergency and therefore had 2 weeks off and nobody really took over so a bit of…

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jaclegg88
Nov 25, 2014 1:41 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
25 November 2014

Content-Living upgrades

Content-Living upgrades
WA

Hi guys my partner and I are looking to build with Content-Living in Southwest WA, most likely the Hermitage Lodge design. Just wondering if…

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Beazley77
Nov 25, 2014 1:30 pm
Beazley77
Forg
Forg
25 November 2014

H vs M (Victoria)

H vs M (Victoria)
VIC

A refusal to do something doesn't indicate anything to do with the quality of the work, in my opinion at least. It may be a pointer towards the level of inclusions, but…

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Forg
Nov 25, 2014 12:53 pm
Ru2014
Ru2014
25 November 2014

Simonds Sanctuary in Brisbane- Still no Slab

Simonds Sanctuary in Brisbane- Still no Slab
QLD

Still no slab yet as last week it was raining so they could not do it. Hubby spoke to Site Supervisor yesterday and said they will pour it today. So still waiting.

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Ru2014
Nov 25, 2014 9:25 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
25 November 2014

Site supervisor

Site supervisor
VIC

It is extremely good to meet the SS as early as possible and not be a "nuisance". By this I don't mean asking questions or keeping in touch and viewing. But - speak to…

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Saint Mike
Nov 25, 2014 7:08 am
Saint Mike
Melsie68
Melsie68
25 November 2014

Dark Carpets and White Tiles??

Dark Carpets and White Tiles??
WA

Was looking forward to see your tiles . they look great .did you use light grey grout .if so smart choice

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Melsie68
Nov 25, 2014 12:49 am
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MyH1Login
Nov 24, 2014 10:51 pm
MyH1Login
Teflon69
Teflon69
24 November 2014

What physical termite barrier are you using???

What physical termite barrier are you using???
1, 2

Lots of people have back good points here. Just remember Termite Barriers are just that Barriers - they don't stop termites, they are just designed to prevent concealed…

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Teflon69
Nov 24, 2014 10:40 pm
Teflon69
housebythewater
housebythewater
24 November 2014

Joyfulbuilder WA - Content-Living - closing thread

Joyfulbuilder WA - Content-Living - closing thread
WA
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Congratulations Joyful! I hope we bump into each other in the street one day!

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housebythewater
Nov 24, 2014 8:12 pm
housebythewater
Bennycat
Bennycat
24 November 2014

Helena valley views site costs

Helena valley views site costs
WA

Hi, just wondering if anyone from stage 1 could share how much your site costs were.

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Bennycat
Nov 24, 2014 3:56 pm
F2014
F2014
24 November 2014

Another builder on our land

Another builder on our land
NSW

Thanks for replying everyone. We contacted them today and sent email saying if it's not remove by Wednesday we will remove it and will not be liable for anything. They…

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F2014
Nov 24, 2014 3:26 pm
foot-print
foot-print
23 November 2014

H2 Slab without Piers

H2 Slab without Piers
VIC

Atleast have them guarantee it, in writing, for peace of mind. because even they should know what should be done. and you dont exactly know what "structural guarantee"…

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foot-print
Nov 23, 2014 10:27 pm
foot-print
firstbuild14
firstbuild14
23 November 2014

PCI/ HANDOVER

PCI/ HANDOVER
QLD

Its very frustrating i need to organise my landscaper to come in too and worried im leaving it too late to book him in as i still dont have a date yet :/

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firstbuild14
Nov 23, 2014 5:23 pm
TraceyWayne
TraceyWayne
23 November 2014

Custom Design 5 Acres Northern NSW - Tiling & Benchtop

Custom Design 5 Acres Northern NSW - Tiling & Benchtop
NSW
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Okay m-sass all caught up and your build is gorgeous! Can't wait to see that virtual snakeskin splashback!! Aren't you sooo happy to be nearly at the end? Building is such…

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TraceyWayne
Nov 23, 2014 1:34 pm
TraceyWayne
macky1012
macky1012
23 November 2014

Building Rants

Building Rants
WA

On behalf of a friend of mine, My (friend's) waffle pod slab floored house is over 90mm out-of-level and the sewer separated. And there was…

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macky1012
Nov 23, 2014 11:47 am
macky1012
robbie55
robbie55
23 November 2014

Poll- Will you build again?

Poll- Will you build again?
WA

I would build again in a heartbeat.

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robbie55
Nov 23, 2014 11:38 am
robbie55

As an aside to your original post. if you are looking at cladding and don't want just foam sheets then MgO panels are pretty good. A client of mine did most of the outside…

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Stewie D
Nov 23, 2014 9:09 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
23 November 2014

garage ceiling height

garage ceiling height
WA

The garage door height is something people miss, just remember the door retractor will be a little bit higher than the door opening but not much. Also if you have a rear…

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Crazyk
Nov 23, 2014 4:58 am
Crazyk
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Anocha
Nov 23, 2014 4:53 am
Anocha
BJ88
BJ88
23 November 2014

Intelligent Homes (Perth)

Intelligent Homes (Perth)
WA

Not all builders use them but quite a few do use them by default. Some home owners opt to use an independent company for their smart wiring in Perth.

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BJ88
Nov 23, 2014 2:04 am
BJ88
insider
insider
22 November 2014

Warralily Coast or Mt.Duneed Waffle Pod concerns

Warralily Coast or Mt.Duneed Waffle Pod concerns
VIC

Well as a builder if I were building my home on fill I would rather have 50 piers bored down to stable ground with a waffle on top…

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insider
Nov 22, 2014 10:44 pm
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LeanneR
Nov 22, 2014 7:14 pm
LeanneR
Shambini
Shambini
22 November 2014

Render or Brick?

Render or Brick?
WA

We are using bricks, rendered hebel and james hardie cladding. Should make the house look interesting.

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Shambini
Nov 22, 2014 3:18 pm
Shambini
ardie514
ardie514
22 November 2014

Redink Built First Home - Waiting for construction

Redink Built First Home - Waiting for construction
WA

Hey Jay89 last time i drove by your block i noticed brickwork hadn't started yet :( really hope by now it has. We're going to head over this weekend sometime to check on…

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ardie514
Nov 22, 2014 2:29 pm
willpower
willpower
22 November 2014

Sloping block - builder on a Sunshine Coast, QLD

Sloping block - builder on a Sunshine Coast, QLD
QLD

I haven't built through these builders, but know of friends and colleagues who have, and they speak highly of them. Because they aren't project builders, they specialise…

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willpower
Nov 22, 2014 9:56 am
willpower
priscia2104
priscia2104
22 November 2014

New home and land

New home and land
WA

I dont think ours in that step yet as our land not yet register and settle

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priscia2104
Nov 22, 2014 9:19 am
priscia2104
nextbigstep
nextbigstep
22 November 2014

Having some Sliding doors

Having some Sliding doors
VIC

We're having cavity sliding doors to the ensuite and walk in pantry. We have glass sliding doors externally from laundry and living/dining. We also have double doors to…

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nextbigstep
Nov 22, 2014 8:43 am
Liliana
Liliana
22 November 2014

Fencing/flooring and occupancy certificate

Fencing/flooring and occupancy certificate
VIC

You're welcome MyH1Login, and pay particular attention to (a). We just assumed the house had been built to the contract and specifications. Never assume anything.

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Liliana
Nov 22, 2014 7:33 am
archetto
archetto
22 November 2014

Builder damaged paths - how much?

Builder damaged paths - how much?
WA

Nah in their own contract conditions

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archetto
Nov 22, 2014 12:43 am
archetto
MyH1Login
MyH1Login
21 November 2014

Building a New House - Lessons Learned

Building a New House - Lessons Learned
WA

Think about bench heights. Often standard heights are quite low and don't take into account the 10-15mm or more you lose by tiling your floor.…

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MyH1Login
Nov 21, 2014 10:25 pm
MyH1Login
MyH1Login
MyH1Login
21 November 2014

Pre handover inspection list!!

Pre handover inspection list!!
VIC

might be a bit late on this one but make sure you check that light switches match the lights you wanted and triple check for water…

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MyH1Login
Nov 21, 2014 10:19 pm
MyH1Login
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trindy
Nov 21, 2014 10:13 pm
trindy
MyH1Login
MyH1Login
21 November 2014

What Expectations at PCI?

What Expectations at PCI?
NSW

Hmm I'm interested in this question too as our PCI is next Friday.. Although I'm just going to mark anything that is unacceptable, not brand new looking, and anything that…

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MyH1Login
Nov 21, 2014 10:13 pm
MyH1Login
Jamie88
Jamie88
21 November 2014

Anyone building in Elderslie, Camden Heights or Australand?

Anyone building in Elderslie, Camden Heights or Australand?
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi all! We had our land excavated yesterday in the Merino land release. We are building with McDonald Jones on Corven Avenue. Anyone else…

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Jamie88
Nov 21, 2014 7:40 pm
The Slaters
The Slaters
21 November 2014

What colour mortar to use with Austral 'Silver' Bricks?????

What colour mortar to use with Austral 'Silver' Bricks?????
QLD

Hi we have chosen Austral nougat bricks with white sand I agree light bricks stand out better with the light mortar This brick looked very different with the grey…

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The Slaters
Nov 21, 2014 4:53 pm
The Slaters


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