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Wellard2ndTimers
Wellard2ndTimers
12 September 2014

Building with WA housing Centre- Prestart????

Building with WA housing Centre- Prestart????
WA

I built with WA housing centre in 2010, they were pretty efficient. I had a titled block and it was 6 months, 3 days between the slab going down to me getting the keys. We…

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Wellard2ndTimers
Sep 12, 2014 2:45 pm
Eastern_Rosella
Eastern_Rosella
12 September 2014

Essa Stone availability

Essa Stone availability
NSW

Is anyone else having issues with availability of colours from Essa stone for their kitchen bench tops? We are currently building with a custom builder Oz style Homes and…

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Eastern_Rosella
Sep 12, 2014 9:41 am
Twit2wooie
Twit2wooie
11 September 2014

Render front of new house only.

Render front of new house only.
NSW

Thanks guys, some hood points, I think I'll get a price for the render for after the build and see where that takes me. Cheers

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Twit2wooie
Sep 11, 2014 9:18 pm
ST13
ST13
11 September 2014

Fairmont Build @ SA WEEK 30 - SLOW PROGRESS

Fairmont Build @ SA WEEK 30 - SLOW PROGRESS
SA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

When I signed up on December 16th 2013, they said they had signed up 150 in December alone due to everyone wanting to get in before the end of the construction grant.

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ST13
Sep 11, 2014 4:25 pm
nessy-lou
nessy-lou
11 September 2014

celebration homes purchased kitchen cabinets from ikea

celebration homes purchased kitchen cabinets from ikea
WA

oh dear,whoops sorry didn't mean to confused people. I am interested to see options in regards to their cabinets, still undecided weather to just bite the bullet & just…

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nessy-lou
Sep 11, 2014 3:06 pm
nessy-lou
Hopeful78
Hopeful78
11 September 2014

Building inspector - PCI

Building inspector - PCI
WA

Hi guys, Im looking for a reliable Building Inspector to take with me for PCI if anyone has a good one can they please PM me the details and what they charge. thanks :)

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Hopeful78
Sep 11, 2014 12:45 pm
Hopeful78
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
11 September 2014

Builder broker NSW

Builder broker NSW
NSW

Hi I've heard about builder brokers but am struggling to think it is the best way to go. I am quite unsure and not trusting about the whole idea. Can people relay recent…

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Leksie5000
Sep 11, 2014 11:39 am
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Balbriggan
Sep 11, 2014 11:21 am
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
11 September 2014

Building my first home?

Building my first home?
VIC

Building your first home should be an exciting event in your life. Choose your builder carefully and don’t get sucked in by the smoke and mirrors and all that sales…

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Berstan Homes
Sep 11, 2014 10:46 am
Berstan Homes
Drekko
Drekko
11 September 2014

Temp Fencing Question

Temp Fencing Question
VIC

I'm guessing the land is currently unfenced. So it is your responsibility to get the permanent fencing sorted out between you and your future…

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Drekko
Sep 11, 2014 9:57 am
Drekko
lathiat
lathiat
10 September 2014

NBN help!! - WA

NBN help!! - WA
WA

Here is the NBN fact sheet explaining exactly what you…

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lathiat
Sep 10, 2014 11:09 pm
Custom27
Custom27
10 September 2014

Building home with Kurrajong Homes

Building home with Kurrajong Homes
NSW

Kurrajong Homes should change their name to LEMON HOMES !!! Lies are all you will get from them ! As soon as you make the first payment, things will slow down to a…

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Custom27
Sep 10, 2014 10:53 pm
kifaya
kifaya
10 September 2014

Legal Advice on overdue HIA contracts

Legal Advice on overdue HIA contracts
NSW

Thank you very much Will give them a call

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kifaya
Sep 10, 2014 5:56 pm
kifaya
JJ305
JJ305
10 September 2014

Cost to install & connect a septic/ treatment plant system

Cost to install & connect a septic/ treatment plant system

I have done the ring around and for a "treatment plant" it costs around 10k-13k installed (minimum type council requires)...

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JJ305
Sep 10, 2014 5:12 pm
grom40
grom40
10 September 2014

Tiles OR FLoorBoard

Tiles OR FLoorBoard
VIC

Have a search through previous threads as this topic has been discussed numerous times before. Here's an example to get you started: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=73034&p=1225204

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grom40
Sep 10, 2014 12:38 pm
grom40
Eastern_Rosella
Eastern_Rosella
10 September 2014

Tips on how to get builder to hurry up already?

Tips on how to get builder to hurry up already?
1, 2

Hi I'm also having trouble getting the builder to hurry up. We are 6 weeks past completion date and builder won't even give us a finish date. We have had mediation and…

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Eastern_Rosella
Sep 10, 2014 9:31 am
Drekko
Drekko
10 September 2014

House for $150k?

House for $150k?
VIC

Yeh I have spoken to some builders reg H&L Packages They say they can build on any block So holding a block for me is probably easier

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Drekko
Sep 10, 2014 7:42 am
Drekko
claypot
claypot
10 September 2014

Sterling homes..

Sterling homes..
SA

Hey there, We are building with Sterling, and due to start a thread soon. I've found them good so far but I'm not in a rush to start building. We have other issues with…

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claypot
Sep 10, 2014 4:25 am
Tristanium
Tristanium
10 September 2014

Building Kennels and house at the same time

Building Kennels and house at the same time
WA

I think you may need to go custom for something like this. Or get house done separately to kennels. I don't believe the project/large scale builders would be too keen on…

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Tristanium
Sep 10, 2014 12:44 am
Tristanium
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
9 September 2014

Eden Brae in Newcastle/Lake Macquarie/, Cremorne, knockdown

Eden Brae in Newcastle/Lake Macquarie/, Cremorne, knockdown
NSW

Our friend's are building with Eden brea in cameron park at the moment. I believe it's been going great for them

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cat_dunc
Sep 09, 2014 10:14 pm
cat_dunc
Marmalade
Marmalade
9 September 2014

Dealing with peoples' reactions to your building a new home?

Dealing with peoples' reactions to your building a new home?
NSW
1, 2

another way to keep people interested... plan a big housewarming party, free food and grog for all! Watch how many people suddenly show a keen interest in your build :)

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Marmalade
Sep 09, 2014 9:49 pm
Charlie Hustle
Charlie Hustle
9 September 2014

Prestart Credits

Prestart Credits
WA

Thanks for the feedback, will get in touch with them and find out.

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Charlie Hustle
Sep 09, 2014 1:22 pm
Charlie Hustle
ProgD
ProgD
8 September 2014

Building with Provincial Homes - new thread

Building with Provincial Homes - new thread
NSW

Received the preliminary design of the house diagrams along with contour survey last week. Going thru the diagrams, it looks pretty awesome as the house shape has come…

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ProgD
Sep 08, 2014 10:55 pm
aimees88
aimees88
8 September 2014

Nic & Ger's new home build - Home Group WA -Honeywood Estate

Nic & Ger's new home build - Home Group WA -Honeywood Estate
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Congrats on bricks!! Seems a bit redic on variations. I have already made 2 and one of them included 5 different things! I did my pre start in Feb so there was always the…

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aimees88
Sep 08, 2014 8:21 pm
aimees88
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The DA Crew
Sep 08, 2014 5:22 pm
The DA Crew
Noodles2013
Noodles2013
7 September 2014

Stockland Corimbia, Landsdale

Stockland Corimbia, Landsdale
WA
1 ... 20, 21, 22

In regards to NBN do I just call a service provider to have it set up?

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Noodles2013
Sep 07, 2014 9:22 pm
StephyD
StephyD
7 September 2014

simonds sierra south Australia

simonds sierra south Australia
SA
1, 2

Sounds like some good changes. If you search photo upload on here you'll find lots of instructions for uploading from different sites/operating systems etc.

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StephyD
Sep 07, 2014 2:02 pm
StephyD
DarrenB
DarrenB
6 September 2014

Anyone building in Bluestone/Manor Lakes?

Anyone building in Bluestone/Manor Lakes?
VIC

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone who is building in the Bluestone Estate, Wyndham Value or in the Manor Lakes area (our 2 ideal places), has had any issues with…

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DarrenB
Sep 06, 2014 9:11 pm
butterbing
butterbing
6 September 2014

Show me your house frontage

Show me your house frontage
WA

I just found this picture one of my favorite an oldie but a goodie shows how the front…

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butterbing
Sep 06, 2014 11:38 am
butterbing
fairview
fairview
5 September 2014

Plantation Breakthrough series feedback

Plantation Breakthrough series feedback
QLD

We have built the Henley Bronte which is from the same range but the Victorian version. The finishes have been excellent and we got a great deal at the time we signed…

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fairview
Sep 05, 2014 11:12 pm
nofire
nofire
5 September 2014

help with exterior render please

help with exterior render please
WA

Thanks, I'll check them both out!

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nofire
Sep 05, 2014 10:18 pm
mwccl
mwccl
5 September 2014

Building from Korea

Building from Korea
WA

I think another issue you have to consider is renovations can get quite costly. Especially if you need to start involving structural engineers. I guess that's the beauty…

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mwccl
Sep 05, 2014 5:29 pm
MalSannie
MalSannie
5 September 2014

building new home in Yanchep

building new home in Yanchep
NSW

Hi Sue - I hope you're doing well and that your build is going to plan too - would love to see an update when/if you have time :)

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MalSannie
Sep 05, 2014 5:29 pm
MalSannie
Hootie
Hootie
5 September 2014

Blueprint Homes - wanted $2000 deposit before sketching

Blueprint Homes - wanted $2000 deposit before sketching
WA

Thanks everyone for their comments, I guess that's how Blueprint homes operate. All the best with your builds, I know I can't wait to start mine :)

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Hootie
Sep 05, 2014 3:34 pm
Hootie
Drekko
Drekko
5 September 2014

Online Block and House Tools?

Online Block and House Tools?
VIC

Is there anything online where I can get a rough idea of what house would fit on what size block and how much backyard Id get etc? I want something about 15 to 17 square…

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Drekko
Sep 05, 2014 1:12 pm
Drekko
Slightly Random
Slightly Random
5 September 2014

POLL: Who did you build with in VIC?

POLL: Who did you build with in VIC?
VIC

If you're looking for raw volume figures, the HIA reports for 2013/14 are probably a few weeks away based on the release date in previous years but here are the Vic and…

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Slightly Random
Sep 05, 2014 11:57 am
Slightly Random
Liliana
Liliana
5 September 2014

Questions before signing contract: laywer, building surveyor

Questions before signing contract: laywer, building surveyor
VIC

My experience of having a small custom builder is that you are no more protected from error and bad workmanship than if you went with a volume builder. In fact, I would…

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Liliana
Sep 05, 2014 11:26 am
dsbuild
dsbuild
4 September 2014

Double Story Build - Photos and an Update

Double Story Build - Photos and an Update
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Nice dsbuild! Colours look great! R they the pics from ur PCI appointment? I like ur double vanity in ur ensuite too. We've just reached fixing…

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dsbuild
Sep 04, 2014 8:58 pm
jaclegg88
jaclegg88
4 September 2014

Chris' Dakota by Simonds

Chris' Dakota by Simonds
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

How's everything going with your build? You would be almost finished??

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jaclegg88
Sep 04, 2014 8:51 pm
whzzz28
whzzz28
4 September 2014

.? New to bulilding - townhouse cost ??

.? New to bulilding - townhouse cost ??
VIC

3 bedroom double stories are a bit rare for off-the-plan builders. Generally they start at 4 bedrooms. I can't offer any house designs as i am not sure what size your land…

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whzzz28
Sep 04, 2014 8:21 pm
msvinova
msvinova
4 September 2014

PTF or Perfect Timber Flooring

PTF or Perfect Timber Flooring
VIC

Hi All, We are in the process of choosing the flooring for our new home and have timber laminate from PTF included in our package. We have established that we want to…

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msvinova
Sep 04, 2014 7:22 pm
msvinova
JandABuild
JandABuild
4 September 2014

Building Nevada35 by Carlisle

Building Nevada35 by Carlisle
VIC
1, 2

Gina, My partner and i are looking to build the Nevada 35. What did you upgrade/add and what do you recommend a must to add to the Nevada?

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JandABuild
Sep 04, 2014 6:38 pm
Slightly Random
Slightly Random
4 September 2014

Anyone used Laminex Alaskan?

Anyone used Laminex Alaskan?
WA

It does look kind of beige in the picture, doesn't it? It was taken with my phone and it tends to have a bit of trouble with white balance). I think it's the sort of…

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Slightly Random
Sep 04, 2014 4:56 pm
Slightly Random
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triggywiggy
Sep 04, 2014 4:17 pm
triggywiggy
Pink86
Pink86
4 September 2014

FHOG - what banks will let you use as a deposit?

FHOG - what banks will let you use as a deposit?
NSW

In NSW there is NO way to use FHOG unless you have been renting for 12months! Even the builders that advertise all you need is $5,000 deposit also require you to be…

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Pink86
Sep 04, 2014 9:40 am
Hopeful78
Hopeful78
3 September 2014

Soakwell connection recommendations

Soakwell connection recommendations
WA

Recommendations for soak well connection to down pipes. I had a quote from Perth Soak wells but I would like another quote.

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Hopeful78
Sep 03, 2014 4:52 pm
Hopeful78
Scambo
Scambo
3 September 2014

IDH Homes - Show home Yarrabilba QLD

IDH Homes - Show home Yarrabilba QLD
QLD

Hi adeandpen, Did you manage to find anything on IDH? We are looking at using them as well and would like of hear of any experiences with them.

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Scambo
Sep 03, 2014 4:45 pm
JackT
JackT
3 September 2014

Fencing Bacchus Marsh

Fencing Bacchus Marsh
VIC

Hi Beccy32, You can contact dolphin fencing (http://www.dolphinfencing.com.au). They provide all type of fencing according to your…

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JackT
Sep 03, 2014 3:46 pm
JackT


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