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kavehman
kavehman
21 November 2014

Padmount substation block

Padmount substation block
NSW

There will be an easement around the padmount (this easement 3m or 4m x 3.5m should be noted on the land title). Your services such as water &…

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kavehman
Nov 21, 2014 8:33 am
TiVeena
TiVeena
20 November 2014

henley Emperor nouveau Q1 at the point plumpton

henley Emperor nouveau Q1 at the point plumpton
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi 1st time building, we are at tender stage now and would like to know if you have requested the ducted rangehood to vent outside..our tender said its not possible but in…

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TiVeena
Nov 20, 2014 7:46 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
20 November 2014

Builder is increasing price

Builder is increasing price

Talk to them first - but our contract was based on no increases beyond the allowances in the contract - ie we knew the max figures involved. We came in under on most of…

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Saint Mike
Nov 20, 2014 5:55 pm
Saint Mike
jessicana10
jessicana10
20 November 2014

Austral Hawthorn bricks and Woodland grey roof?

Austral Hawthorn bricks and Woodland grey roof?
VIC

We have just come back from our colour selection and think we have made a big mistake. We selected Austral Hawthorn bricks with a Woodland Grey Colourbond roof as we…

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jessicana10
Nov 20, 2014 4:28 pm
jessicana10
Beazley77
Beazley77
20 November 2014

Reticulation for New home

Reticulation for New home
WA

I've just realised this is one thing I seem to have forgotten. Thinking back to prestart i think I was asked but was a bit aloof ::wornout:: thinking it would have been to service…

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Beazley77
Nov 20, 2014 2:21 pm
Beazley77
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Mondeo
Nov 20, 2014 12:24 pm
Mondeo
Marmalade
Marmalade
20 November 2014

Starting our Journey - Allcastle homes - The Regent

Starting our Journey - Allcastle homes - The Regent
NSW

..and ensure they have a water drainage protocol in place as well, even the slightest rain turned our site into a muddy bog, there was no regard for sloping the site away…

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Marmalade
Nov 20, 2014 7:48 am
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
19 November 2014

House Build: Made all the wrong choices.

House Build: Made all the wrong choices.
1, 2, 3

Your kitchen is lovely :) especially the CrystalGloss cabinets, but I'm biased as that's what we have ;)

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HomeAngels
Nov 19, 2014 6:35 pm
HomeAngels
13Jack
13Jack
19 November 2014

Have you got warranties and manuals?

Have you got warranties and manuals?
VIC

You should get all the papers on hand-over. From air-con to carpets etc etc. Termite…

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13Jack
Nov 19, 2014 1:52 pm
missmae
missmae
19 November 2014

list of things to fix

list of things to fix
VIC

I would definately give them the list asap. They know you are there already so, it will save them and you time in the end!

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missmae
Nov 19, 2014 10:40 am
bermuda23
bermuda23
19 November 2014

Applying for dispensation

Applying for dispensation
VIC

Hi all, I'm intending to apply for a dispensation to my council in relation to the natural lights to the habitable window (reg. 420). Have anyone used to apply for this…

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bermuda23
Nov 19, 2014 8:59 am
justheart
justheart
18 November 2014

Facade colour advice/help

Facade colour advice/help
VIC

Haha.... we have black Sambuca Roofs... we also have sarking all throughout our house so that helps with the heat a little i guess. Was pretty hot a few days ago and i…

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justheart
Nov 18, 2014 10:53 pm
justheart
insider
insider
18 November 2014

How Bad is Site Cut then LOTS of Rain?

How Bad is Site Cut then LOTS of Rain?
VIC

outer east of melbourne generally doesn't have too much heave problems unless you are in the cranbourne/berwick area.

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insider
Nov 18, 2014 8:59 pm
mgilla
mgilla
18 November 2014

FFL and drainage Question

FFL and drainage Question
VIC

Hi all, so it would seem on my FFL plan on our proposed build that my drive way will be dipping down from the footpath with an agi drain/grill…

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mgilla
Nov 18, 2014 8:43 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
18 November 2014

land undervalued by Bank

land undervalued by Bank
VIC

Excellent outcome!

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aloenyx
Nov 18, 2014 6:47 pm
aloenyx
mjbigo
mjbigo
18 November 2014

Anyone Building With WA housing Center, BGC Residential

Anyone Building With WA housing Center, BGC Residential
WA

Hi All, Is anyone of you building with WA Housing Center - BGC Residential and got your slab down between September and October? If so would you mind sharing what the wait…

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mjbigo
Nov 18, 2014 3:25 pm
KetKul
KetKul
18 November 2014

Looking to buy in Willodale

Looking to buy in Willodale
NSW

Hi Everyone :D Me and my partner secured an appointment in the next release which is on this Saturday. Even though it's very exciting we try not to get our hopes high as…

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KetKul
Nov 18, 2014 12:37 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 November 2014

Exposure Grade requirements, need help please.

Exposure Grade requirements, need help please.
NSW

5k from the beach and they should be OK. We're 1.2 km from a beach and we wouldn't be classified as a marine environment but on the odd occasion with a pounding surf and…

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Stewie D
Nov 17, 2014 9:37 pm
engs
engs
17 November 2014

Aveling Homes build at Champion Lakes

Aveling Homes build at Champion Lakes
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi, How's it going with the new house? I'm sure it is still frantic... moving in is never a quiet moment in one's life :) Cheers, Cat

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engs
Nov 17, 2014 2:05 pm
engs
Charis0421
Charis0421
17 November 2014

Boral Bricks Sienna and Argyle - need photos please!

Boral Bricks Sienna and Argyle - need photos please!
SA

Hi all, I have 2 Boral bricks that I like- Sienna and Argyle, but cant find a display of them in SA. Has anyone built their house in either of these bricks and are…

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Charis0421
Nov 17, 2014 1:16 pm
Charis0421
zdplc 7
zdplc 7
17 November 2014

Coal Dust Tiles

Coal Dust Tiles
VIC

Hi everyone, I'm not sure if I writing this in the right section, but ill soon find out :D I was wondering if anybody has Alice roof tiles coal dust? If so did you paint…

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zdplc 7
Nov 17, 2014 12:35 pm
swarmski
swarmski
17 November 2014

Converting garage to home salon

Converting garage to home salon
NSW

Thanks for the img hotlink Stewie and threads. Hopefully i can get some more input and i will have a read through those threads

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swarmski
Nov 17, 2014 10:41 am
trayracer
trayracer
17 November 2014

Selecting Brick - Coated or Solid color

Selecting Brick - Coated or Solid color
NSW

Just saw this thread. Speaking to Austral, the bricks aren't actually solid colour. Apparently they apply the same coating on both types of bricks, but they colour the…

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trayracer
Nov 17, 2014 9:28 am
SychoAngel
SychoAngel
17 November 2014

What's an 88b???

What's an 88b???
NSW

Thanks Jenny! Will dig up my old paperwork from when we bought the house. Thanks for replying :)

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SychoAngel
Nov 17, 2014 7:38 am
SychoAngel
Mrs Mack
Mrs Mack
16 November 2014

Aqua Drop Flooring

Aqua Drop Flooring
SA

Hi all We are currently trying to decide on flooring and we have been looking into Aqua drop, it looks like laminate but is actually vinyl. It's not loose lay, though, it…

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Mrs Mack
Nov 16, 2014 9:01 pm
[[Sapphire]]
[[Sapphire]]
16 November 2014

Neighbour Fence Issue - Advice or help please

Neighbour Fence Issue - Advice or help please
VIC

End up on a current affair Jk nah fingers crossed they have a conscience

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[[Sapphire]]
Nov 16, 2014 8:05 pm
Denise123
Denise123
16 November 2014

Volume Build

Volume Build
VIC

Hi Thank you for your reply. I'm sorry to hear of all your troubles. I would have hoped that you would be protected by the 7 year warranty I wont be signing up with…

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Denise123
Nov 16, 2014 8:14 am
Lizclint
Lizclint
15 November 2014

Anyone building in "The Ponds,2769"

Anyone building in "The Ponds,2769"
NSW

Allcastle commenced building our Freshwater MKII home in Lapstone Street, The Ponds mid September. The bricklayers are working as we speak. The Freshwater is on display…

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Lizclint
Nov 15, 2014 4:39 pm
TomCat
TomCat
15 November 2014

Simonds Sanctuary in Brisbane- Land has been scrapped! Pics

Simonds Sanctuary in Brisbane- Land has been scrapped! Pics
QLD

Hey RU ... How exciting! I'll have to check out Simonds site to see the Sanctuary. Did you change plan much? What colours are you having. And your piccies aren't behaving

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TomCat
Nov 15, 2014 11:10 am
TomCat
TomCat
TomCat
14 November 2014

Anyone building with Simonds Homes in Adelaide?

Anyone building with Simonds Homes in Adelaide?
SA
1, 2

8) would love to see some pictures. There's a couple of us in SA now building with Simonds. The Sierra's been popular. It's a lovely house!

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TomCat
Nov 14, 2014 9:12 pm
TomCat

HomeAngels the pictures I got from an art and framing place in Adelaide, but they are designed by a Melbourne studio called Middle of Nowhere. I got my chair! There is…

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Pellana
Nov 14, 2014 7:44 pm
bermuda23
bermuda23
14 November 2014

Correct size of Brivis add-on ICE

Correct size of Brivis add-on ICE
VIC

Hi all, I'm building a single storey house which has an approx. 22 square of living area. I'm considering getting the Brivis HX30I-XA with add-on ICE cooling with 2…

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bermuda23
Nov 14, 2014 4:47 pm
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tim_k
Nov 14, 2014 12:11 pm
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Ponzu
Nov 14, 2014 10:38 am
archetto
archetto
13 November 2014

Lenght of time before building after contract?

Lenght of time before building after contract?
TAS

Our sales rep was not allowed to sign us up unless we were prepared to commence building in 6 months ie slab down, you had to commence the process straight away. Also…

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archetto
Nov 13, 2014 10:09 pm
archetto
TomCat
TomCat
13 November 2014

Colour Combos - Roof/Window/Garage to suit blue steel flash

Colour Combos - Roof/Window/Garage to suit blue steel flash
NSW

Surf mist is going to look smashing with those stunning bricks! Sorry had to say it. Can't imagine anything but that now :D

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TomCat
Nov 13, 2014 9:34 pm
TomCat
Tim083
Tim083
13 November 2014

Building near Vineyards

Building near Vineyards
SA

The boundary would be about 4m from the vines. ideally I would like to build the house about 15m in from the boundary.

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Tim083
Nov 13, 2014 6:44 pm
jwbear
jwbear
13 November 2014

Building Daydream 28 with Coral Homes at Central Coast, NSW

Building Daydream 28 with Coral Homes at Central Coast, NSW
NSW

We were pretty lucky in that we were waiting for the land to be registered but while that was happening we were still sorting out the design of the house, we did have to…

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jwbear
Nov 13, 2014 5:06 pm
jwbear
dann
dann
13 November 2014

Harvest Estate, Chisholm

Harvest Estate, Chisholm
NSW

Hey all, Just wondering if anyone else has purchased land in the new Harvest release at Chisholm (Waterford County)? Would like to get to know some other people also…

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dann
Nov 13, 2014 5:06 pm
shadowarrior
shadowarrior
13 November 2014

Waterproof sarking installation

Waterproof sarking installation
QLD

Looks like you are right. Supervisor said it's do-able but I need to inform the head office about my plan. Head office said owner supplied installation is not allowed for…

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shadowarrior
Nov 13, 2014 10:32 am
Bonnie_p
Bonnie_p
13 November 2014

PGH BRICKS - PHOTOS

PGH BRICKS - PHOTOS
QLD

Oh that sounds lovely! That's kinda what we chose. I like first and last best, but I'd be happy with the middle one too. Gosh I love bricks and…

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Bonnie_p
Nov 13, 2014 8:27 am
Bonnie_p
Speedwaychick68
Speedwaychick68
13 November 2014

Our KDR - Gemmill. Ceilings and lockup! FINALLY

Our KDR - Gemmill. Ceilings and lockup! FINALLY
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Wow Darcy those are great photo's! Looks fabulous :)

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Speedwaychick68
Nov 12, 2014 11:20 pm
Speedwaychick68
newbie21
newbie21
12 November 2014

Anyone building in Kingsford Estate, Point Cook, Melbourne?

Anyone building in Kingsford Estate, Point Cook, Melbourne?
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi All Thanks a lot for such generous posts on the forum. It helped me a lot to understand the estate and people better. I visited the estate recently for their stage 11…

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newbie21
Nov 12, 2014 9:04 pm
TomCat
TomCat
12 November 2014

Introducing myself...

Introducing myself...
SA

Oops, silly me ... You don't have a thread yet! :lol: Good advice in the thread sticky above 'things you forget'.

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TomCat
Nov 12, 2014 7:16 pm
TomCat
Hootie
Hootie
12 November 2014

pre-start upgrades what were you hit with ?

pre-start upgrades what were you hit with ?
WA

Posting to follow as I am approacing pre start too!

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Hootie
Nov 12, 2014 5:14 pm
Hootie
Daisyinthedesert
Daisyinthedesert
12 November 2014

Plans approved, all ready - anyone know how long to site?

Plans approved, all ready - anyone know how long to site?
WA

OK, so my plans are finally approved and finalised, everything ready to go to site - anyone know how long (roughly) this should take before slab is down? What were your…

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Daisyinthedesert
Nov 12, 2014 12:18 pm
Daisyinthedesert
Tristanium
Tristanium
12 November 2014

FHB Building with Affordable Living homes

FHB Building with Affordable Living homes
WA

That dashed line down the left hand side is a bulkhead - have you considered if this is raked or boxed? If I were you I would raise the plate height there/move eave out to…

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Tristanium
Nov 12, 2014 12:17 pm
Tristanium


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