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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
jillybug
jillybug
12 November 2014

independent inspector in Melbourne

independent inspector in Melbourne
VIC

Branko was not the cheapest. I chose him purely because I knew he was the best. Read some of his posts.

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jillybug
Nov 12, 2014 11:00 am
jillybug
Burnsfirsttime
Burnsfirsttime
12 November 2014

Contract start time and commencement of work?

Contract start time and commencement of work?
NSW

The HIA contract states what are all the items that need to be in place to consider the contract valid and for your 20 days to start. Work on site is considered to be…

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Burnsfirsttime
Nov 12, 2014 10:33 am
Burnsfirsttime
yvonneh
yvonneh
12 November 2014

Certifiers

Certifiers
NSW

Check Bashworth's site as he's got an ebook with a checklist for purchase http://www.anewhouse.com.au/sample-page/pci-guide Congrats on…

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yvonneh
Nov 12, 2014 8:51 am
sauso
sauso
12 November 2014

More fill than specified!!!

More fill than specified!!!
VIC

I'm in Curlewis. My mate is in Armstrong creek and almost every single house there needs either a cut and fill or piers. Need to remember that it used to be farm land…

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sauso
Nov 11, 2014 11:23 pm
Lorri
Lorri
11 November 2014

Colorbond or roof tiles?

Colorbond or roof tiles?
WA

I may as well join in this as we will have to decide on this too, Which is best for a house in Southern Tasmania?

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Lorri
Nov 11, 2014 10:23 pm
Lorri
dalemengel
dalemengel
11 November 2014

Garage door lock after handover

Garage door lock after handover
QLD

Spoke with the builder and a lock is fitted to the internal garage door. Not sure of the quality of the door though, hoping it is a bit stronger than your average internal…

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dalemengel
Nov 11, 2014 7:45 pm
jwbear
jwbear
11 November 2014

Coral Daydream- Modified Daydream28 -Acre Build in Buccan

Coral Daydream- Modified Daydream28 -Acre Build in Buccan
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hey Charli, did you get in your house yet, is everything ok with it?

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jwbear
Nov 11, 2014 7:20 pm
jwbear
steevo
steevo
11 November 2014

Options instead of boring display homes

Options instead of boring display homes
NSW

I understand mate! ;), really, the same basic layout/ floorplan can have a vastly different façade design depending on window size, type and location, roof pitches, gables,…

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steevo
Nov 11, 2014 2:25 pm
AvaG
AvaG
11 November 2014

Changes after CDC submission/approval

Changes after CDC submission/approval
NSW

Think you've posted in the wrong thread bouquet!

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AvaG
Nov 11, 2014 12:13 am
JustinInPerth
JustinInPerth
10 November 2014

Modified Optima in Byford. Aussie Living Homes

Modified Optima in Byford. Aussie Living Homes
WA

Hi, What a great plan! Have you made all the changes you wanted to make now? Great selections. I have now got my slab and bricks and waiting to hear when my build will…

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JustinInPerth
Nov 10, 2014 6:19 pm
JustinInPerth
StephyD
StephyD
10 November 2014

How long did the tiling take in your house?

How long did the tiling take in your house?
WA

It was pretty quick, I counted 5 people on site at one stage.

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StephyD
Nov 10, 2014 12:36 pm
StephyD
13Jack
13Jack
10 November 2014

concreter recomendations in Melbourne?

concreter recomendations in Melbourne?
VIC

Does anybody can recommend a good reliable concreter for me. I am building in Plumpton 3335 (Melbourne west or Melbourne North west - not sure :th: ) and looking for a…

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13Jack
Nov 10, 2014 12:13 pm
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bletchleybuild
Nov 10, 2014 9:54 am
Spong
Spong
10 November 2014

Should I accept this?

Should I accept this?
WA

Make sure they protected that new slab penetration from termites too!

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Spong
Nov 09, 2014 11:46 pm
Mrs Mack
Mrs Mack
9 November 2014

Bushfire Requirements

Bushfire Requirements
SA

Thanks all. Good to know that that figure is normal and actually lower than some. We have never built before, so we aren't sure how it all works. We don't want to be…

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Mrs Mack
Nov 09, 2014 9:59 pm
MyH1Login
MyH1Login
9 November 2014

upgrade to high ceiling?

upgrade to high ceiling?
QLD
1, 2

We have standard ceilings but took the raised ceiling option for the kitchen, dining, living. It's 3.33m so is a real feature piece. It's…

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MyH1Login
Nov 09, 2014 9:30 pm
MyH1Login
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 November 2014

Rendering animation

Rendering animation
WA

That's interactive. Not animation. That's why I was confused too d@n. Stewie

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Stewie D
Nov 09, 2014 12:34 pm
goco
goco
8 November 2014

Masterton Homes - The new thread 2.0

Masterton Homes - The new thread 2.0
NSW
1 ... 123, 124, 125

One major issue is the front setback, it is 10m! I was expecting 7m, like where the current house is and like our next…

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goco
Nov 08, 2014 9:19 pm
Aaron4256
Aaron4256
8 November 2014

Flooring timber and vinal

Flooring timber and vinal
QLD

Hi Currently am building a new home on a slopping block with cyprus stumps and partical board yellow tounge flooring as the subfloor. We have narrowed our flooring…

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Aaron4256
Nov 08, 2014 9:02 pm
evec
evec
8 November 2014

berwick waters heritage hill

berwick waters heritage hill
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi evec just saw this post now. I have been so despondent as our build was going so slow when comparing it to others in the street that I did…

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evec
Nov 08, 2014 1:53 pm
evec
bare_essentials
bare_essentials
8 November 2014

Looking to buy off the plan mid 2015 (northwest/western syd)

Looking to buy off the plan mid 2015 (northwest/western syd)
NSW

omg you and I are in the same boat! I too am finding it frustrating when trying to get house & land as by the time I get to places its either Stage 3 or sold out. Is…

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bare_essentials
Nov 08, 2014 9:37 am
Shambini
Shambini
8 November 2014

Is this a conduit or a plain old TV point?!

Is this a conduit or a plain old TV point?!
VIC

Our electrician that each conduit will have a desk tidy face plate.

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Shambini
Nov 08, 2014 6:45 am
Shambini
Carix
Carix
7 November 2014

Thinking of purchasing land in Harrington Grove

Thinking of purchasing land in Harrington Grove
NSW

Hi Abodnar, Did you end up buying a block at Harrington Grove? There is another forum where all the Harrington Grovers talk on "Who is building at Harrington Grove" you…

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Carix
Nov 07, 2014 8:38 pm
zozo
zozo
7 November 2014

Not proceeding to build contract in QLD

Not proceeding to build contract in QLD
QLD

I'm at the pre-contract stage with a builder in QLD. They haven't been transparent with their pricing and their timeframes have been less than desired. I really don't want…

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zozo
Nov 07, 2014 7:55 pm
monalisa
monalisa
7 November 2014

Exposure Grade Bricks and H1 slab... issues??

Exposure Grade Bricks and H1 slab... issues??
NSW

Thanks guys. All resolved. Spoke to the Austral sales rep for the area. He said go with what the builder is saying...and it is not always that you need exposure grade…

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monalisa
Nov 07, 2014 4:18 pm
monalisa
stephaniek88
stephaniek88
7 November 2014

Willowdale

Willowdale
NSW

Haha id love to see them pay! They said construction should be done in 4-6 months, I'm really hoping ours is done before Xmas.. When I read other peoples experiences some…

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stephaniek88
Nov 07, 2014 11:31 am
iheartparis13
iheartparis13
7 November 2014

Bank final payment delay

Bank final payment delay
WA

Thanks for your help everyone. Commonwealth ended up getting there act together and got my bank cheque sorted in time :)

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iheartparis13
Nov 07, 2014 12:24 am
deluxes
deluxes
5 November 2014

BAL rating in Warralily and appropriate costs on a build

BAL rating in Warralily and appropriate costs on a build
VIC

I just checked our contract, $5150 was for the stacker doors! Whoops... (the line above) BAL stuff was $4510.

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deluxes
Nov 05, 2014 8:18 pm
deluxes
sands_13
sands_13
5 November 2014

Our build Henley Monaco Nouveau Q1 – Harvest Views Estate

Our build Henley Monaco Nouveau Q1 – Harvest Views Estate
VIC
1, 2, 3

No worries kate I ll try and figure out how to up load photos otherwise pm me your email Addy

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sands_13
Nov 05, 2014 6:24 pm
sands_13
mgilla
mgilla
5 November 2014

Is this reasonable?

Is this reasonable?
VIC

Just remember your builder is providing you with an entire package, if you want to take something out of the contract you are free to do so and get refunded the builders…

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mgilla
Nov 05, 2014 4:58 pm

Here's a couple of photos of the same bricks with off white mortar and plain mortar, and don't forget there are various versions of off white…

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bpratt
Nov 05, 2014 9:32 am
benhenri
benhenri
5 November 2014

Henley Marina Q1

Henley Marina Q1
VIC

Hi Folks, Anyone out here building a Marina Q1 with Henley, would be great to hear from you. We are contemplating on the Marina Q1 along with similar layout's with other…

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benhenri
Nov 05, 2014 9:23 am
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mlb
Nov 04, 2014 11:53 pm
mlb
MyH1Login
MyH1Login
4 November 2014

Looking forward to build with Granvue Homes

Looking forward to build with Granvue Homes
VIC
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Has anyone done fencing yet? also if your rear neighbors build a fence without notifying you do you have to pay for it and i haven't received…

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MyH1Login
Nov 04, 2014 10:25 pm
MyH1Login
[[Sapphire]]
[[Sapphire]]
4 November 2014

Additional Edge Beams for Class M Slab

Additional Edge Beams for Class M Slab
VIC

6500 isnt too bad as this can still go down. We thought our slab was included until we got to the tender & we were told the soil tests advised we needed a waffle slab and…

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[[Sapphire]]
Nov 04, 2014 9:57 pm
tim_k
tim_k
4 November 2014

Recommended Paver and Sparky

Recommended Paver and Sparky
WA

My bro-in-law is a sparky and does this sort of stuff. (works for himself as well). Does a lot of LED lately too if that helps. Feel free to PM me if interested.

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tim_k
Nov 04, 2014 3:06 pm
shadowarrior
shadowarrior
4 November 2014

Preparing for Clipspec Meeting

Preparing for Clipspec Meeting
QLD

We have a Clipspec meeting coming up and want to be prepared on what to expect out of it. Our plan includes light fittings (single battons to each room) and one fan…

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shadowarrior
Nov 04, 2014 2:20 pm
melfordgurl
melfordgurl
4 November 2014

Our Build - Carlisle Atlantique 33 Mk4 - Melbourne West

Our Build - Carlisle Atlantique 33 Mk4 - Melbourne West
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Sorry havnt been on here in such a long time... The build is…

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melfordgurl
Nov 04, 2014 7:16 am
bashworth
bashworth
4 November 2014

No more gas bayonet for new homes?

No more gas bayonet for new homes?
WA

So what happens during winter when I don't have a reverse-cycle air conditioning without the gas bayonet? How will i want my…

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bashworth
Nov 04, 2014 6:17 am
bashworth
starting again
starting again
3 November 2014

Redink Bravo 190 in Rockingham

Redink Bravo 190 in Rockingham
WA

Hi guys, I've finally done it, I've bought my very own postage stamp sized piece of land and have signed up with Redink! My footprint is similar to the Bravo 190 but it's…

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starting again
Nov 03, 2014 10:59 pm
starting again
starting again
3 November 2014

Built or building the Redink Bravo or Alpha SOR?

Built or building the Redink Bravo or Alpha SOR?
WA

Hi guys, I've finally done it, I've bought my very own postage stamp sized piece of land and have signed up with Redink! My footprint is similar to the Bravo 190 but it's…

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starting again
Nov 03, 2014 10:30 pm
archetto
archetto
3 November 2014

Who has used Ben Trager Homes?

Who has used Ben Trager Homes?
WA

I actually think I know where one of these homes is being built in the design you like, they are just about to get to lock up, i'll PM you the address :D hope its the same…

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archetto
Nov 03, 2014 6:12 pm
archetto
1st_time_build
1st_time_build
3 November 2014

Ben Trager - The Markham

Ben Trager - The Markham
WA

Is anyone building a house with Ben Trager similar to this one? If So we are trying to get a feel for how the house look and I would love to be able to walk through one…

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1st_time_build
Nov 03, 2014 6:09 pm
yvonneh
yvonneh
3 November 2014

Upgrading facade bricks only?

Upgrading facade bricks only?
VIC

We've got feature brick in all the visible area of our courtyard but our 'standard' brick is from the normal range. We figured we'd only see the courtyard from the…

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yvonneh
Nov 03, 2014 5:59 pm
new_and_naive
new_and_naive
3 November 2014

Question about a sloping block

Question about a sloping block
NSW

It looks like split levels are $300,000 and above. Eeek!!! We will be saving extra hard for the next year now !!!!!!!!

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new_and_naive
Nov 03, 2014 5:44 pm


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