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erinandcraigw
erinandcraigw
15 February 2015

Almond Ice paint colour

Almond Ice paint colour
NSW

Yes! We have chosen this colour for all our walls in our new home. I would love to see photos of others who have used it. Unfortunately we don't have a slab yet so can't…

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erinandcraigw
Feb 15, 2015 7:08 pm
yvonneh
yvonneh
15 February 2015

Underfloor insulation (between ground/first floor)

Underfloor insulation (between ground/first floor)
NSW

@sheilzy did you get any more info than the R values. I did a bit of research over the weekend about our "Sonobatts" and came across info about floor insulation (for…

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yvonneh
Feb 15, 2015 4:37 pm
vfernandez
vfernandez
15 February 2015

custom builders in east melbourne pls

custom builders in east melbourne pls
VIC

Hi There, Buidling right now in Bulleen (Slope City) with DarMon homes and couldn't be happier. They are building for us on Concrete and Steel piers. Volume Builders just…

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vfernandez
Feb 15, 2015 3:59 pm
vfernandez
vfernandez
15 February 2015

Building with Darmon Homes

Building with Darmon Homes
VIC

Hi, Just saw this and joined to reply and contribute. Sorry to hear of your rough start-up but as someone who is building with DarMon (in Bulleen), I just wanted to add…

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vfernandez
Feb 15, 2015 3:50 pm
MnT
MnT
15 February 2015

Exterior Colour Horror Story

Exterior Colour Horror Story
NSW

I would go for a lighter colour as Domino will make for a very hot house. I like Melsie68's suggestion of Wallaby.

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MnT
Feb 15, 2015 12:55 pm
MnT

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dittyb
Feb 15, 2015 9:43 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
14 February 2015

Building with Redink South West in Myalup

Building with Redink South West in Myalup
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi Jibs, how are you enjoying your lovely new home? would be good to have an update :D

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Treeseachanger
Feb 14, 2015 9:25 pm
building-expert
building-expert
14 February 2015

Whens too late to upgrade slab?

Whens too late to upgrade slab?
NSW

What is the reason why you are wanting to upgrade?

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building-expert
Feb 14, 2015 8:38 pm
building-expert
aube
aube
14 February 2015

Henley : Frame Upgrade

Henley : Frame Upgrade
VIC

Hi All, Most builders are using the Timber grade F5 for Frame stage. with the following dimensions: Timber 90 x 35mm Ground Floor – 450mm centres First Floor / Single…

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aube
Feb 14, 2015 4:39 pm
LaceyM
LaceyM
14 February 2015

Pasadena Clyde Estate

Pasadena Clyde Estate
VIC

Valuation came back all clear! Now just waiting to title so we can get our building permit and have the loan approved unconditionally! Very relieved :)

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LaceyM
Feb 14, 2015 11:19 am
LaceyM
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home1st
Feb 14, 2015 8:57 am
boysenberry2014
boysenberry2014
14 February 2015

Slab & neighbour's swimming pool - please help

Slab & neighbour's swimming pool - please help
VIC

Unfortunate, Some how I think your quote would have been very different, if you had sorted out the site works before you handed over a…

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boysenberry2014
Feb 14, 2015 12:00 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 February 2015

What is A Certifier?

What is A Certifier?
QLD

The state and local governments have decided to offload their responsibilities regarding building a house , reno etc after the plans have been approved to a PCA -…

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Stewie D
Feb 13, 2015 11:14 pm
yvonneh
yvonneh
13 February 2015

Savings To Be Made Re: Driveway

Savings To Be Made Re: Driveway
QLD

Floor coverings is another area for savings...

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yvonneh
Feb 13, 2015 10:49 pm
TashPaul
TashPaul
13 February 2015

'I'll Choose My Own Agent Thank You'

'I'll Choose My Own Agent Thank You'
QLD

Where are you building? If it is in Victoria I can give you the details of our builder - they have their own floor plans to offer, but are very much custom builders, so…

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TashPaul
Feb 13, 2015 11:10 am
TashPaul
wall-e
wall-e
13 February 2015

Is a house without a bathtub hard to sell in NSW?

Is a house without a bathtub hard to sell in NSW?
NSW

Sorry wall-e, I agree. I know it's a pain to have a bath if you don't use it. But I wouldn't buy a house without one. I felt this way even…

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wall-e
Feb 13, 2015 12:19 am
CDP123
CDP123
12 February 2015

What is your experience building with Glenvill Homes

What is your experience building with Glenvill Homes
VIC

We actually went ahead with them, signed the contract in mid June 2014, commenced works in early August 2014 and are on track for completion around late May 2015. So far…

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CDP123
Feb 12, 2015 8:16 pm
metford33mumma
metford33mumma
12 February 2015

Rawson Homes- what things are best to organise yourself?

Rawson Homes- what things are best to organise yourself?
NSW

Hi All, We are planning to build the Metford 33 after June this year when our land is registered. Atm I'm just doing my research and after advice on what things with…

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metford33mumma
Feb 12, 2015 4:12 pm
metford33mumma
Carrot01
Carrot01
12 February 2015

back to front house plans

back to front house plans
WA

yep, exactly my thoughts as soon as i saw it. I would get rid of bed 2, reduce the theatre and do a couple of other things - but generally this layout would be a great…

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Carrot01
Feb 12, 2015 4:12 pm
navs
navs
12 February 2015

Ever had your build undervalued?

Ever had your build undervalued?
VIC

I felt like we were overcaptilising, especially when our site costs were about 50k but our house came in exactly what we spent on it so that was a relief.

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navs
Feb 12, 2015 2:55 pm
Jazz926
Jazz926
12 February 2015

Need helo with kitchen colours (Plleaase)

Need helo with kitchen colours (Plleaase)
NSW

We are going polar white polyurethane for both top and under bench cupboard with a darker bench top and splash back.

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Jazz926
Feb 12, 2015 2:05 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
11 February 2015

Concrete Slab curing.

Concrete Slab curing.
VIC

Forms on for one day (but many builders are forming up for the concrete so the forms can stay on for a good long while) and that will reduce breakouts on the edges.…

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onc_artisan
Feb 11, 2015 10:42 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
11 February 2015

Did you wet cure your slab?

Did you wet cure your slab?
VIC
1, 2, 3

Anything that I might add to a thread is of my personal and trade experience. How you use it is up to you. .... .... Ask the builder to look in the right hand side (or…

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onc_artisan
Feb 11, 2015 9:09 pm
onc_artisan
bashworth
bashworth
11 February 2015

Getting benchtops done post handover- occupancy certificate?

Getting benchtops done post handover- occupancy certificate?
VIC

At a minimum you will need a working kitchen sink. This link explains whats needed for an occupancy certificate http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2012/02/10- ... cy-permit/

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bashworth
Feb 11, 2015 3:13 pm
bashworth
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
11 February 2015

Wet Area Waterproofing on Concrete slab

Wet Area Waterproofing on Concrete slab
NSW

I have a powder and a laundry that are on a concrete slab. My waterproofing has only been done around the edges. Is this normal? I thought…

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onc_artisan
Feb 11, 2015 11:00 am
onc_artisan
Transformation
Transformation
11 February 2015

Building Washington 29 from Wisdom Home

Building Washington 29 from Wisdom Home
NSW
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Hi Transformation, thanks for sharing. I just moved in to our Wisdom Homes built house this week. How is the water pressure and hot water system…

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Transformation
Feb 11, 2015 10:26 am
Transformation
light487
light487
11 February 2015

Things you wished you asked your volume builder b4 signing

Things you wished you asked your volume builder b4 signing
VIC

Apparently Clarendon allows you to extend the "time till registration of land" point in the contract. We were given a very generous amount of time but apparently this…

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light487
Feb 11, 2015 8:57 am
light487
Mellyt85
Mellyt85
11 February 2015

Mcdonald Jones Gen One

Mcdonald Jones Gen One
NSW

Just wondering if anyone has had to have spoil removal done and what the costs were? We are located near Newcastle and need to organise 175 tonne of removal. Any contacts…

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Mellyt85
Feb 11, 2015 7:30 am
BinningupHomestead
BinningupHomestead
11 February 2015

Did you choose Classique Limestone brick

Did you choose Classique Limestone brick
WA

Hi All. After using this forum for some research while building our home, I thought I'd now take the plunge and see if anyone can help me. Our new home in Binningup is…

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BinningupHomestead
Feb 11, 2015 12:54 am
aube
aube
10 February 2015

Building in Taylors Hill Vic ? Slab type

Building in Taylors Hill Vic ? Slab type
VIC

Aube as a rough guide, and this has been discussed at length in other threads, volume guys are around $1000/m2 private guys 1500-3000/m2 depending…

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aube
Feb 10, 2015 8:57 pm
Ollie123
Ollie123
10 February 2015

Stylemaster Piazza

Stylemaster Piazza
NT

Hi there, We are also looking to build with Stylemaster at the Sanctuary Springfield Lakes keen for any feedback at all. We are looking at the new Look range.

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Ollie123
Feb 10, 2015 4:04 pm
Ollie123
Ollie123
10 February 2015

StyleMaster The Look Range

StyleMaster The Look Range
QLD

Hi Guys, We are first time builders and have just secured a lot of land in the sanctuary in Springfield Lakes. We have looked at a few builders as we are on a budget…

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Ollie123
Feb 10, 2015 2:53 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
10 February 2015

Help with Brick ID

Help with Brick ID
NSW

I disagree with all of the above. I think it's Austral Bricks Ultra Smooth - Jazz (color brick), It's been used on a Provincial Homes display…

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Leksie5000
Feb 10, 2015 2:05 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 February 2015

Structural Engineer

Structural Engineer
NSW

Hi Drewby1 Are your Council approved plans for planning approvals or building permits... What does the council checklist say as it varies?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 10, 2015 8:12 am
StructuralBIMGuy
yvonneh
yvonneh
9 February 2015

Wisdom vs M3tr1c0n vs smaller/custom builders for KDR

Wisdom vs M3tr1c0n vs smaller/custom builders for KDR
NSW

@building3my3tots ooh a custom home design! I'll definitely check it out. Yeah exterior is definitely harder to get right unless you like a combination that is already…

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yvonneh
Feb 09, 2015 10:13 pm
triggywiggy
triggywiggy
9 February 2015

Burns Beach *. Guest room.

Burns Beach *. Guest room.
WA
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I think I got that from deals direct.

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triggywiggy
Feb 09, 2015 2:57 pm
triggywiggy
EmmaW84
EmmaW84
9 February 2015

7 month Building delay. Contract help needed

7 month Building delay. Contract help needed
VIC

Same. Still nothing again we were told 2wks ago, now another week. It does get tiring especially when almost the whole street other houses are moving along when we were…

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EmmaW84
Feb 09, 2015 10:05 am
Charlotte2b
Charlotte2b
8 February 2015

Anyone building with Ideal Homes?

Anyone building with Ideal Homes?
WA

Oh yes sorry forgot to add we've put doors on those also. :) Our current house is ridiculously open plan and I am so looking forward to having "zones"

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Charlotte2b
Feb 08, 2015 11:48 pm
Charlotte2b
Lot927
Lot927
8 February 2015

Concreter recommendation in the Penrith Area

Concreter recommendation in the Penrith Area
NSW

Hi Just wondering if anyone can recommend a good concreter in the Penrith Area. Many thanks

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Lot927
Feb 08, 2015 10:33 pm
Jay99
Jay99
8 February 2015

Anyone Building with Austral Settlers Beechwood bricks?

Anyone Building with Austral Settlers Beechwood bricks?
VIC

The pictures look fantastic. Can you tell please tell me what mortar colour you used. Was it mid-grey or maybe off-white? Thanks

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Jay99
Feb 08, 2015 10:14 pm
SychoAngel
SychoAngel
8 February 2015

Asbestos! Ugh $$$$

Asbestos! Ugh $$$$
NSW

They came through and removed the visible asbestos and the certifier came through and passed it. Hmmmm

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SychoAngel
Feb 08, 2015 9:11 pm
SychoAngel
LaceyM
LaceyM
8 February 2015

Dumping on my vacant block Merrifield Vic

Dumping on my vacant block Merrifield Vic
VIC

Definetly approach them about the debris as your builder will want this removed at your cost before earth works commence. As for the pegs, sometimes this can be included…

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LaceyM
Feb 08, 2015 8:27 pm
LaceyM
tristyn1989
tristyn1989
8 February 2015

South West Build w/Smart Homes

South West Build w/Smart Homes
WA

Hi just wondering how your build is going? We have just signed up with Smart Homes and are building in Baldivis :)

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tristyn1989
Feb 08, 2015 5:13 pm
leah2512
leah2512
8 February 2015

Metricon Bendigo - Cloverfields Estate Epsom

Metricon Bendigo - Cloverfields Estate Epsom
VIC

HAs anyone built with Metricon and is anyone planning on building in the new Cloverfields estate, Epsom?

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leah2512
Feb 08, 2015 4:02 pm
Pink86
Pink86
8 February 2015

HELP with contract...

HELP with contract...
NSW

Thanks, they are doing up a new contract with correct price & variation is free for electrical stuff. Thanks

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Pink86
Feb 08, 2015 12:46 pm
bpratt
bpratt
8 February 2015

Bedrock!!!...6 months later + pics!

Bedrock!!!...6 months later + pics!
QLD
1 ... 17, 18, 19

We have decided to go solar power & are getting a 4kw system instead of getting a pool. We were tossing up getting…

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bpratt
Feb 08, 2015 11:02 am
yvonneh
yvonneh
8 February 2015

Leaving frame exposed for few weeks - heat / rain

Leaving frame exposed for few weeks - heat / rain
NSW

Sorry only just saw this message! I had a post about…

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yvonneh
Feb 08, 2015 9:49 am
bashworth
bashworth
8 February 2015

Who is responsible for retaining wall costs?

Who is responsible for retaining wall costs?
QLD

If the block isn't yet built on; and you are happy with the ground level at the boundary, you shouldn't have to pay.

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bashworth
Feb 08, 2015 8:16 am
bashworth

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