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jennewhite
jennewhite
17 April 2015

Building New Home

Building New Home
VIC

Hire an professional architect for building your new home that ensure your future home is builder protected. Before hiring you must know about your architect. 1. Valid…

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jennewhite
Apr 17, 2015 4:37 pm
jennewhite
Adam.M
Adam.M
17 April 2015

Next doors Builder dumping rubbish on our vacant lot. Help

Next doors Builder dumping rubbish on our vacant lot. Help
NSW

Pretty straight forward... Contact the builder. I have seen this solved most of the times and pretty quickly just by asking nicely. Say that you…

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Adam.M
Apr 17, 2015 3:57 pm
mandy+steve
mandy+steve
17 April 2015

MyGen Homes WA?

MyGen Homes WA?
WA

My sales rep was Dave Curran, again very efficient communication , got back to us quickly

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mandy+steve
Apr 17, 2015 2:31 pm
mandy+steve
kaycee
kaycee
16 April 2015

Australand- good or bad experiences with them?

Australand- good or bad experiences with them?
NSW

Australand is a big company and I can vouch for their integrity.

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kaycee
Apr 16, 2015 10:02 pm

Hi i am at brick stage and my Whitsunday Brampton bricks have started! My issue is that they look very brown and nothing like at the brick yard, or any of the home i was…

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buzurk
Apr 16, 2015 9:49 pm
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
16 April 2015

Plantaions Beckham 4

Plantaions Beckham 4
QLD

Yay, another Plantation! Welcome! You must know all we want here is pics pics pics :) You might like to check out these threads: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=76408 - collection of…

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Ilaeria
Apr 16, 2015 8:41 pm
Ilaeria
cinquain
cinquain
16 April 2015

Regatta 2920 (Planbuild -Brisbane) - Handover complete :)

Regatta 2920 (Planbuild -Brisbane) - Handover complete :)
QLD
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Louii383, Savish, Cinquain and Kailie86, how was your overall experience with PB? Rate from 1 to 10, with 10…

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cinquain
Apr 16, 2015 7:20 pm
gopowa
gopowa
16 April 2015

Electricity pit mandatory?

Electricity pit mandatory?

In SA we knocked down and rebuilt. Our supply previously came from over head cable. A supply point was installed on the pole. Our builders electrician trenched from the…

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gopowa
Apr 16, 2015 5:54 pm
gopowa
kavehman
kavehman
16 April 2015

Converting Benjamin Moore colours to Dulux colours

Converting Benjamin Moore colours to Dulux colours
NSW

Check out this link here. http://encycolorpedia.com/6b7071 Taubmans Private Jet seems to be the closest. Run your other color through there to see what the closest match is.

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kavehman
Apr 16, 2015 4:58 pm
LucyinWA
LucyinWA
16 April 2015

APG Breakthrough in Harrisdale

APG Breakthrough in Harrisdale
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Looking fantastic- Have you gone for full render? Watching your build with interest :)

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LucyinWA
Apr 16, 2015 2:59 pm
loop
loop
16 April 2015

Rawson Acacia Mk II build - North Kellyville

Rawson Acacia Mk II build - North Kellyville
NSW

Wow - I didn't realise that it had been so long since I posted ... or blogged! :shock: I'll do a brief summary here and post more comprehensively (and add some pics) on the…

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loop
Apr 16, 2015 2:57 pm
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
16 April 2015

HELP! No access down left side of house. See pictures!

HELP! No access down left side of house. See pictures!
VIC

Well, relocating the HWS definitely seems to be your best option at this point then, so you can at least still have some access on that side. Hopefully the builder is…

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Ilaeria
Apr 16, 2015 1:51 pm
Ilaeria
TomCat
TomCat
16 April 2015

Builder next door dumping rubbish help

Builder next door dumping rubbish help
NSW

Good to hear. lucky it wasnt concrete. We were getting concrete dregs poured out on our block. They are stupid because its so obvious where it comes from. 'Oh let me see…

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TomCat
Apr 16, 2015 12:01 am
TomCat
Tonig
Tonig
15 April 2015

henley homes/cosham interiors sienna Q1 eden gardens epping

henley homes/cosham interiors sienna Q1 eden gardens epping
VIC

Hey mate just thinking of going ahead and building the siena q1 with hanley but we have a big problem of not having the house on display anywhere, if you have finish…

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Tonig
Apr 15, 2015 8:57 pm
Shambini
Shambini
15 April 2015

niche

niche
NSW

Here are some pics of niches: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=70454&p=1336892#p1336892

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Shambini
Apr 15, 2015 4:49 pm
Shambini
Lorri
Lorri
15 April 2015

Room sizes

Room sizes
TAS
1, 2

I think I like having bigger bedrooms, ok if you can't afford them or want the kids out in the main areas but I like being able to make a bed that's not against a wall! I…

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Lorri
Apr 15, 2015 11:27 am
Lorri
E563
E563
15 April 2015

Building with RedInk, Anyone tile to ceiling their bathrooms

Building with RedInk, Anyone tile to ceiling their bathrooms
WA

Thanks for your replies - I certainly hope it is not 10-20K, otherwise that will get taken off the restart list pretty quickly!

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E563
Apr 15, 2015 8:56 am
behappy
behappy
14 April 2015

House and Land Package near Bridge St , Schofields 2072

House and Land Package near Bridge St , Schofields 2072
NSW

Hi everyone, I would like to hear your opinion and thoughts in regards to high voltage transmission towers and line that is near my new house and land package at…

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behappy
Apr 14, 2015 10:27 pm
behappy
Skull
Skull
14 April 2015

PLS (pre-laid services) – Gas line

PLS (pre-laid services) – Gas line
WA

PLS (pre-laid services) – Gas line If the gas’ pre-laid service (PLS) is on the right hand side of my property, is it possible to run it underground across to the…

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Skull
Apr 14, 2015 5:14 pm
Clarrity
Clarrity
14 April 2015

Ripley - Providence Estate

Ripley - Providence Estate
QLD

I'm (hopefully) building in Providence. I've paid the preliminary deposits and are waiting for the contracts.

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Clarrity
Apr 14, 2015 12:17 pm
agf18
agf18
14 April 2015

Building a Coral Coolum 30 at Logan Village

Building a Coral Coolum 30 at Logan Village
QLD

Hi there, great reading your progress so far :) We are also building in this estate. Building the Plantation Retreat. We had land registration in February (supposed to be…

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agf18
Apr 14, 2015 6:40 am
agf18
copper
copper
14 April 2015

HELENA VALLEY VIEWS - BUILDING A HOME

HELENA VALLEY VIEWS - BUILDING A HOME
WA
1, 2, 3

lol that would be a job in itself, you would need a roster to remember where your sleeping. good luck with the shopping for lights there is a lot to choose from.

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copper
Apr 14, 2015 12:59 am
flstsb
flstsb
13 April 2015

First home owner...what am I thinking?

First home owner...what am I thinking?
NSW

Hey Guys sorry for the late reply, been flat out. Thank you all for your input, I'll be doing plenty of reading and hopefully not much posting. See you around

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flstsb
Apr 13, 2015 10:28 pm
insider
insider
13 April 2015

External water taps - foundation issues?

External water taps - foundation issues?
QLD

Hi all, External taps - should they have adequate drainage? The vast majority of taps I see installed on new homes…

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insider
Apr 13, 2015 8:23 pm
insider

Here is the design we are submitting! Thanks for the kind comments, really helped us…

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MoncrieffMan
Apr 13, 2015 6:42 pm
chadtyn
chadtyn
13 April 2015

Land Release 10 at Calleya

Land Release 10 at Calleya
WA

Hi maeline - I secured a lot in release 2 which had no bushfire or noise requirments (no red or blue asterix), however once titles were released we found out that Cockburn…

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chadtyn
Apr 13, 2015 6:08 pm
zaxon
zaxon
13 April 2015

101 Residential build- Burns Beach _Handover

101 Residential build- Burns Beach _Handover
WA
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hey R34 - haven't logged in for a while but great to see you finished and moved in. Rather embarassingly, your landscaping has done a lot better than the sandpit we still…

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zaxon
Apr 13, 2015 5:27 pm
zaxon
alex_6169
alex_6169
13 April 2015

self installed ducted a/c & glass splashback in new build?

self installed ducted a/c & glass splashback in new build?
WA

I should note that our consultant was on a fixed commission per sale, so the final value of the house was unimportant to him. A consultant on a percentage commission is…

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alex_6169
Apr 13, 2015 11:00 am
Merlinprincess
Merlinprincess
13 April 2015

New ideas like a Scullery, Store room, Drop Zone ?

New ideas like a Scullery, Store room, Drop Zone ?
WA

I love reading the British and US home mags, they have some great designs! I think we'll start to see more jack and jill bathrooms, and more attic…

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Merlinprincess
Apr 13, 2015 12:56 am
mansawant
mansawant
12 April 2015

Building inspector for building in North West Sydney

Building inspector for building in North West Sydney
NSW

Thanks Matt1. Have you specifically requested inspections at these stages or they normally do inspections at these stages only?

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mansawant
Apr 12, 2015 10:06 pm
trimum
trimum
12 April 2015

Staircase / balustrades - has anyone upgraded?

Staircase / balustrades - has anyone upgraded?
VIC

Thanks for that it looks great!! I think I will call general stairs who are the contractors for the staircase and ask for some upgrade prices, we could certainly change…

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trimum
Apr 12, 2015 9:33 pm
trimum
admodra
admodra
12 April 2015

Anyone built with GJ Lewis homes?

Anyone built with GJ Lewis homes?
VIC

We have built 3 houses with them. Great people to deal with! We have loved all our houses! Excellent quality & finish! Would go back and build with them again!

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admodra
Apr 12, 2015 9:29 pm
Jese Norriss
Jese Norriss
12 April 2015

Brick selection

Brick selection
QLD

Hi Jese We are looking to use silver cloud on our coral home and our boral centre only had a sheet of bricks about 3 wide by 6 deep. Which…

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Jese Norriss
Apr 12, 2015 9:17 pm
yvonneh
yvonneh
12 April 2015

New house build - stuck on plans

New house build - stuck on plans
VIC

I think you forgot to adopt me. Love the house! And I think my husband would be envious of your theatre! Some additional thoughts (beyond what has been said…

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yvonneh
Apr 12, 2015 8:47 pm
EmKaralyn
EmKaralyn
12 April 2015

Over budget - what did you go without?

Over budget - what did you go without?
WA

We went without render to the front of the house and saved just over $4000. I got a quote from a renderer which came in at only $1500 to do post handover. We then ended up…

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EmKaralyn
Apr 12, 2015 7:24 pm
EmKaralyn
efficient design
efficient design
12 April 2015

Unique Solar Chimney in new SIP construction house

Unique Solar Chimney in new SIP construction house
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Thanks Georges for your great comments. Superior Panel makes roof panels like Bondor & did look at using metal skin SIPS for walls, but considered that system to be too…

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efficient design
Apr 12, 2015 9:57 am
Beazley77
Beazley77
11 April 2015

Electrical conduits for internal leaf brick walls?

Electrical conduits for internal leaf brick walls?
WA

Hi Beazley 77 You wouldn't need to conduit internal GPO's as this can be joined in roofspace at later stage. make sure you place all included…

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Beazley77
Apr 11, 2015 6:47 pm
Beazley77
snowy stockman
snowy stockman
11 April 2015

Lockup stage

Lockup stage
NSW

Your username is a bit confusing here. Are you thinking of running this as an owner builder project ? If so, you would just treat the build to lockup stage like any other…

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snowy stockman
Apr 11, 2015 5:28 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
11 April 2015

Rawson Chifley Void Light

Rawson Chifley Void Light
NSW

If the light is ceiling mounted, get them to keep the switch there, and run the wire to a junction box above the hall next to the void. If they won't do a junction box,…

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oneJohn
Apr 11, 2015 4:41 pm
oneJohn
AussieMark
AussieMark
11 April 2015

Not what we asked for BUT signed contract

Not what we asked for BUT signed contract
VIC

Good result and yes I think someone may buy it. Get a valuation for and and donate it to a charitable organisation and claim it as a tax deduction.... :) That way you get…

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AussieMark
Apr 11, 2015 12:04 am
justlearning
justlearning
10 April 2015

Building with Dale Alcock SOR - PCI 24/4

Building with Dale Alcock SOR - PCI 24/4
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

The house is looking great. That cabana is pretty special. Good luck for your pci.

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justlearning
Apr 10, 2015 10:39 pm
justlearning
Matt1
Matt1
10 April 2015

What's the fix for this gap between window frame and bricks?

What's the fix for this gap between window frame and bricks?
NSW

I reckon you're right. Didn't think about that. Just looked a bit weird. Thanks

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Matt1
Apr 10, 2015 8:38 pm
Matt1
Liney
Liney
10 April 2015

Celebration Homes - Lennox - Banksia Grove

Celebration Homes - Lennox - Banksia Grove
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Any updates now you are in? Landscaping or stuff?

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Liney
Apr 10, 2015 5:09 pm
Liney
lobboroz
lobboroz
10 April 2015

Landscaping plans on a dual unit build

Landscaping plans on a dual unit build
VIC

Hi all just wondering how critical are council with how you follow your approved landscaping plans? in the end i have re-arranged where the sheds have gone as the…

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lobboroz
Apr 10, 2015 12:14 am
hailtheshrine
hailtheshrine
9 April 2015

Order of post hand over trades?

Order of post hand over trades?
WA

Thanks Hun. Yeah that sounds about right :)

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hailtheshrine
Apr 09, 2015 7:16 pm
jlo1990
jlo1990
9 April 2015

New build completion date

New build completion date
WA

Mine have told me its usually 6 months from slab down but thats not a completion date, just a timeframe :)

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jlo1990
Apr 09, 2015 7:01 pm
jlo1990
hailtheshrine
hailtheshrine
9 April 2015

Recommendations for fake turf Perth?

Recommendations for fake turf Perth?
WA

Can anyone recommend any good fake grass companies south of the river that you've used?

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hailtheshrine
Apr 09, 2015 6:59 pm
iman
iman
9 April 2015

Building inspector in Western suburbs Melbourne

Building inspector in Western suburbs Melbourne
VIC

Thanks Liliana. I will contact the people at building expert.

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iman
Apr 09, 2015 6:35 pm
Denten
Denten
9 April 2015

Looking for a real idea

Looking for a real idea
QLD

Hi, We are in WA so prices are probably a bit higher, I was working for a builder that builds one off $1m plus homes, he said said a rough guide for him was $2,200 sqm…

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Denten
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