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Brahma Bull
Brahma Bull
23 May 2015

Thinking of cancelling.

Thinking of cancelling.
WA

Doubt you'll have to pay anything else. If you've just put a deposit down for the tender and/or soil tests, then you'll lose that. As long as you've signed the contracts,…

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Brahma Bull
May 23, 2015 2:30 pm
Brahma Bull
Sharry
Sharry
23 May 2015

Helena Valley build with Homegroup WA

Helena Valley build with Homegroup WA
WA
1, 2, 3

Yay for walls. It looks to be going really fast :z:

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Sharry
May 23, 2015 11:59 am
Sharry
jonno
jonno
22 May 2015

First home Build - Advice [Piara Waters, Perth]

First home Build - Advice [Piara Waters, Perth]
WA

Still would love to hear feedback regarding the list of builders! I've added blueprint and affordable living - have heard good things from a…

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jonno
May 22, 2015 3:19 pm
jonno
archetto
archetto
22 May 2015

Beacon Lighting Sales

Beacon Lighting Sales
VIC

They have sales often, it is usually 50% off your second light so I wouldn't rush in at the 40% off. Also Beacon are quite expensive compared to other lighting shops with…

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archetto
May 22, 2015 12:03 pm
archetto
jsoetandi
jsoetandi
22 May 2015

Dale Alcock at Heron Park - We've Got KEYS!

Dale Alcock at Heron Park - We've Got KEYS!
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Would be cheaper than mortgage repayments whilst you don't live there! Maybe use newspaper as you can pick them up for free from news agency for…

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jsoetandi
May 22, 2015 11:59 am
jsoetandi
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
22 May 2015

Minimum size of patio in legislation???

Minimum size of patio in legislation???
QLD

Hi Jojeke, my interpretation of that is that it's only required to be that size to help with meeting the 6-star energy rating. If you can achieve the 6-star rating without…

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Ilaeria
May 22, 2015 7:31 am
Ilaeria
row_007
row_007
21 May 2015

Henley Monaco Nouveau Q1- our dream home in Laurimar

Henley Monaco Nouveau Q1- our dream home in Laurimar
VIC

Everything seemed to be going along smoothly...albeit slowly, but in the last week we have had 2 issues. Firstly our bath spout which we upgraded to the gloss style in…

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row_007
May 21, 2015 3:24 pm
SallyWright
SallyWright
21 May 2015

External Colours

External Colours
VIC

Hi. This is my first post so I apologise if this has been asked before. We are building for the second time in Victoria. Our first house was…

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SallyWright
May 21, 2015 3:13 pm
gwu69
gwu69
21 May 2015

French provincial style

French provincial style
1, 2

Hi Gary Good to hear from you again. Our builder put down the slab then went into liquidation ! We were devastated as you can imagine. Fortunately…

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gwu69
May 21, 2015 3:08 pm
deeps
deeps
21 May 2015

101 Residential in Harrisdale WA - HANDOVER

101 Residential in Harrisdale WA - HANDOVER
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

So I must say i've been pretty impressed with 101 and how responsive they've been with regards to getting the final items completed. Still a few stragglers left to…

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deeps
May 21, 2015 2:44 pm

Our whole ensuite floor is waterproofed and the shower walls to approx. 2m. Outside the shower the walls are waterproofed about 150mm. The main bathroom is similiar with…

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LynneB
May 21, 2015 11:10 am
LynneB
aimees88
aimees88
20 May 2015

Providence, Wellard - Awaiting PCI

Providence, Wellard - Awaiting PCI
WA
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Fence is all completed but my neighbor has a zero lot wall I am waiting to be finished to put a side gate. Now we are unsure if we are moving in but that's a whole other…

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aimees88
May 20, 2015 9:29 pm
aimees88
jessicana10
jessicana10
20 May 2015

OPinions / advise on building 1st home with Henley

OPinions / advise on building 1st home with Henley
VIC

We are doing a knock down rebuild with Henley too. All I can say is it takes ageeeeeeeees. Well it has for us anyway. (No fault of Henley) If you don't have an trees to…

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jessicana10
May 20, 2015 8:30 pm
jessicana10
Build14me
Build14me
20 May 2015

Spring Farm Riverside *Stage 42 - Ridgeview*

Spring Farm Riverside *Stage 42 - Ridgeview*
NSW
1 ... 46, 47, 48

Riverside 4238 join our Facebook page Springfarm Riverside stages 40-44 hope this is right lol

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Build14me
May 20, 2015 4:16 pm
Crewie
Crewie
20 May 2015

Tiling After Handover

Tiling After Handover
NSW

The other issue is that the tiles are laid by Beaumont and they do the waterproofing as well.

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Crewie
May 20, 2015 1:56 pm
cosmo23
cosmo23
20 May 2015

1st KDR Henley. advise needed :)

1st KDR Henley. advise needed :)
VIC

We are doing our 1st every Knock down rebuild and have found our dream home ( Henley - Lexington belle Q1) We havent started anything yet, any advise on things to…

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cosmo23
May 20, 2015 1:47 pm
venniechada
venniechada
20 May 2015

Who else is building the Sheffield with Eden Brae Homes??

Who else is building the Sheffield with Eden Brae Homes??
NSW

hey sheffield hunter, I am building sheffield 29 in oran park. Please can you post some pics on how your construction is going on and what have you opted for (…

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venniechada
May 20, 2015 1:39 pm
Forg
Forg
20 May 2015

Building area Calculation

Building area Calculation
NSW

It may not seem kosher for the builder to be stating room areas including the walls; however, both our local council and also the NSW state rules ("Complying Development")…

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Forg
May 20, 2015 9:09 am
Ninka
Ninka
19 May 2015

Our new home - Hickinbotham Inverness

Our new home - Hickinbotham Inverness
QLD

Hi SuziQu. Congrats on getting this far. The approval process is slow but when they get going things progress quite well it seems. Good luck! I'm at a similar stage as you…

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Ninka
May 19, 2015 10:36 pm
Ninka
waynesaw
waynesaw
19 May 2015

Too much pressure from builder to sign - walk or stay?

Too much pressure from builder to sign - walk or stay?
QLD

Hi Jojeke, Wow, I can't believe they've been stuffing you around for so long! Did you sign a pre-lim agreement stating the $2000 is non-refundable? I'm pretty sure if you…

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waynesaw
May 19, 2015 9:56 pm
bitsnpieces
bitsnpieces
19 May 2015

Bell River homes feedback request

Bell River homes feedback request
NSW

Hi Neel, sorry only just saw your post, this is probably too late and you may already be aware of the other forum topic relating to Bellriver Homes.

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bitsnpieces
May 19, 2015 9:27 pm
wall-e
wall-e
19 May 2015

Fairmont NSW - Carmel 23

Fairmont NSW - Carmel 23
NSW

Interesting ideas. I missed this thread earlier. Looking forward to Emerald hills :).

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wall-e
May 19, 2015 8:39 pm
gjasp
gjasp
19 May 2015

Issue with downpipes

Issue with downpipes
QLD

We have the same problem but the one we are complaining about is not on the plans, I put a post on this site a couple of weeks ago, check it out if you get a chance. I…

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gjasp
May 19, 2015 12:58 pm
tfosydney
tfosydney
19 May 2015

Tile selection advice needed

Tile selection advice needed
SA

That’s a nice combination. Isn’t it hard to find the right tiles from hundreds to choose from! Ceramic tiles like what you chose are easy to maintain and will look…

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tfosydney
May 19, 2015 12:20 pm
tfosydney
Stewie D
Stewie D
19 May 2015

Excavation at the backyard adjacent to retaining wall

Excavation at the backyard adjacent to retaining wall
WA

What has he back-filled with ? Gravel ? You need to give some more info. On your site plan, is there an RL for your floor level relative to that retaining wall ? Maybe he…

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Stewie D
May 19, 2015 9:15 am
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Shotgun
May 19, 2015 7:52 am
Pink86
Pink86
18 May 2015

Gloss or Matt tiles?

Gloss or Matt tiles?
NSW

Thanks everyone, I spoke with the lady today who is helping me with choices. She said to steer clear of the gloss in our situation :-( it's a bugger because they were the…

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Pink86
May 18, 2015 7:58 pm

Hello all, First post here, not even sure if I've got the right forum or not, so if a mod wants to move to the right place it would be appreciated. Wife, son (13 months)…

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seedosrun
May 18, 2015 7:19 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
18 May 2015

Building Vs Buying Existing vs Renovating.

Building Vs Buying Existing vs Renovating.
WA

I can only say why we're doing a knockdown rebuild (KDR), and not why others have done them. 1. The area. It's established, close to train stations and the city, schools…

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PVBuild
May 18, 2015 6:48 pm
Alyssa
Alyssa
18 May 2015

Costs to build a new house Vermont estate Pitt Town

Costs to build a new house Vermont estate Pitt Town
NSW

Hello, I am totally new to this and would love some info. I am looking at buying a 2000sqm block at the Vermont Estate Pitt Town. What are the approximate costs of: 1.…

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Alyssa
May 18, 2015 2:34 pm
dojrude
dojrude
18 May 2015

Upgrades for Porter Davis Rochford 40

Upgrades for Porter Davis Rochford 40
VIC

I managed to completely miss the credit back in my contract document due to looking at the wrong section. Thanks to my BC for setting me straight and showing me where to…

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dojrude
May 18, 2015 10:56 am
jessicana10
jessicana10
18 May 2015

Melbourne Victoria

Melbourne Victoria
VIC

Also it doesn't have to be all or nothing. We made an agreement with them so we got to keep a few items like the ducted heating unit and the palm trees and they took the rest

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jessicana10
May 18, 2015 8:01 am
jessicana10
Dukecaddy
Dukecaddy
17 May 2015

Boutique builders -Perth

Boutique builders -Perth
WA

In hindsight, do you think it was worth paying for your own designer? Could Bellagio have not done the same, or do you think you'd have ended…

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Dukecaddy
May 17, 2015 3:47 pm
Dukecaddy
alexvale
alexvale
17 May 2015

Rawson Homes - Chifley 42 knock down rebuild blog

Rawson Homes - Chifley 42 knock down rebuild blog
NSW

Hi, We are currently on the process of building our new dream home with Rawson Homes Learning so much along the way, so we thought we'd create a blog to assist those who…

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alexvale
May 17, 2015 1:12 pm
Gypsyhabitat
Gypsyhabitat
17 May 2015

Building w Aussie Living - Waverley Private Estate Beckenham

Building w Aussie Living - Waverley Private Estate Beckenham
WA

Congrats! I am building with Aussie Living too, and also have received titles after a very long wait, we've just had the first bit of site works happen last week. It's all…

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Gypsyhabitat
May 17, 2015 2:08 am
Gypsyhabitat
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
16 May 2015

Any reviews for Domination Homes or Ross Griffin, Perth?

Any reviews for Domination Homes or Ross Griffin, Perth?
WA

Hi...looking for anyone who can share experience with Ross Griffin or Domination Homes. Don't seem to be many reviews online. Thanks

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lazandjohn
May 16, 2015 12:50 pm
DandyDons83
DandyDons83
15 May 2015

Ben Trager Builds past & Present - Insulation?

Ben Trager Builds past & Present - Insulation?
WA

Thanks for the reply guys. CLO is double checking it but looks like our house didn't need it. She said every house is different. Will have to see after we move in :)

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DandyDons83
May 15, 2015 10:27 pm
DandyDons83
bec18_10
bec18_10
15 May 2015

New build early days!! Whats a good size house ?

New build early days!! Whats a good size house ?
NSW

My husband and I are building a new home on the mid north coast NSW. We have our block of land which wont be registered till July. We are still early days. Just had our…

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bec18_10
May 15, 2015 7:02 pm
Bonnie_p
Bonnie_p
15 May 2015

Ding's "Sorrento.2"

Ding's "Sorrento.2"
SA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Such a beautiful home!

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Bonnie_p
May 15, 2015 3:37 pm
Bonnie_p
MnT
MnT
15 May 2015

Skillion Roof

Skillion Roof
NSW

MnT your place is awesome! And yes, that's what I was referring to for our east facing living space, the same type of skillion roof & windows.…

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MnT
May 15, 2015 12:29 pm
MnT
41202
41202
14 May 2015

is anyone know the builder named mycompletepackage

is anyone know the builder named mycompletepackage
VIC

their website is http://www.mycompletepackage.com.au i ready to buy a land to build a new home and the developer send me to a building company named…

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41202
May 14, 2015 6:39 pm
41202
homerun2oran
homerun2oran
14 May 2015

Things we should do ourselves

Things we should do ourselves
NSW

My tender listed moroka finish to two front piers for $1,250. I am DIYing it.

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homerun2oran
May 14, 2015 6:23 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
14 May 2015

Polished Concrete After Handover? Experience & Pictures Anyo

Polished Concrete After Handover? Experience & Pictures Anyo
VIC

We decided from start to try it this way. We new there would be risks but I was willing to take them. We are aiming for something between some exposed and full exposure.…

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Beazley77
May 14, 2015 5:54 pm
Beazley77
jetkal83
jetkal83
14 May 2015

Coral Homes Casuarina or Daydream

Coral Homes Casuarina or Daydream
NSW

Hi Jetkal, welcome! You need to consider what will work best with you and your family. For us, we really wanted to have our bedroom a long way…

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jetkal83
May 14, 2015 5:37 pm
ShannaLK
ShannaLK
14 May 2015

When does government grant stop

When does government grant stop
QLD

What state are you in? NSW? If so, the below is directly from the OSR website: "The Scheme applies to new homes only and will reduce to $10,000 on 1 January 2016."

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ShannaLK
May 14, 2015 4:55 pm
ShannaLK
Jays
Jays
14 May 2015

Seeking House Plan To Picture of Australian House

Seeking House Plan To Picture of Australian House
WA

We looked at that house when it was for sale a few years ago. Went for just shy of a million, which was a lot for Aubin Grove.

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Jays
May 14, 2015 3:11 pm
FantasticFour
FantasticFour
14 May 2015

Selections: door knobs vs lever handles

Selections: door knobs vs lever handles
SA

When I built the first time I had to upgrade to levers! Definitely a style thing (with some added function). I replaced my knobs with levers in the house I'm in now too.…

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FantasticFour
May 14, 2015 1:33 pm

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