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Charlston01
Charlston01
9 January 2015

Knock Down Rebuild with Dechellis at Modbury SA

Knock Down Rebuild with Dechellis at Modbury SA
SA

Hello fellow Dechellis builders! Sorry I only just saw your post, so it's probably a bit late to help out with cost because I assume you've signed by now. But contact us…

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Charlston01
Jan 09, 2015 5:20 pm
sofia14
sofia14
9 January 2015

garage grano hardstand

garage grano hardstand
WA

Hi all, do you know which company in perth will do double garage grano hardstand? Thank you.

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sofia14
Jan 09, 2015 5:08 pm
TOBHAGIRATH
TOBHAGIRATH
9 January 2015

New Land or House Land Package in Schofield area

New Land or House Land Package in Schofield area
NSW

Hi Guys, Any1 aware of any new land or house land package release in schofield area.particularly towards old windsor road side.

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TOBHAGIRATH
Jan 09, 2015 10:56 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
8 January 2015

Timeframe Questions: Boutique Homes, Ascot Vale

Timeframe Questions: Boutique Homes, Ascot Vale
VIC

I was in the same situation as you guys. I wanted to boot my tenants out prior to the lease term and gave them 60 days notice as per law. They basically told me to stick…

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Crazyk
Jan 08, 2015 8:03 pm
Crazyk
Denten
Denten
7 January 2015

Perth SOR 2 storey recommendations?

Perth SOR 2 storey recommendations?
WA

Hi Popcorn, Not sure if you have made your decision yet? We are also SOR and building a 2 storey home with Gold Style homes, they are smallish builder & have won many…

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Denten
Jan 07, 2015 10:17 pm
CharlieMojo
CharlieMojo
7 January 2015

NSW Stamp Duty on House and Land Package

NSW Stamp Duty on House and Land Package
NSW

Thanks guys - will definitely discuss with the builder and solicitor :)

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CharlieMojo
Jan 07, 2015 10:14 pm
joea
joea
7 January 2015

Is my builder missing footings?

Is my builder missing footings?
WA

Great pick-up. Glad you got it sorted before it was too late.

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joea
Jan 07, 2015 6:21 pm
joea
joea
joea
7 January 2015

Timing everything - Any advice???

Timing everything - Any advice???
NSW

Our land title got delayed by 3-4 months too and I have heard of much longer delays than that! Don't believe what the developer tells you (timing wise). Having said that,…

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joea
Jan 07, 2015 3:59 pm
joea
Tristanium
Tristanium
7 January 2015

Energy Efficiency Reports/Star Rating

Energy Efficiency Reports/Star Rating
QLD

I see, Yes - the idea of lots of north windows letting winter sun is a good one, particularly when it can heat up a concrete floor - but large glass expanses will also be…

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Tristanium
Jan 07, 2015 2:00 pm
Tristanium
Nmcl16
Nmcl16
7 January 2015

The dreaded Christmas shutdown

The dreaded Christmas shutdown
VIC
1, 2

Well someone is back at work because our concrete piers were done yesterday! Whoop whoop!

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Nmcl16
Jan 07, 2015 12:10 pm
MGardz
MGardz
7 January 2015

Acoustic insulation - which appointment covers this?

Acoustic insulation - which appointment covers this?
NSW

We did ours at tender stage as we wanted to know most things up front. I'm sure if you haven't had colours yet you can add at that time too

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MGardz
Jan 07, 2015 7:15 am
MGardz
EmmaW84
EmmaW84
6 January 2015

Mosaic Living

Mosaic Living
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Tamic, So did Burbank on our behalf, but from what Abel instructed and Burbank again today reiterated, it is the owners responsibility to submit front landscaping…

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EmmaW84
Jan 06, 2015 4:39 pm
frozenkuku
frozenkuku
6 January 2015

Terrace house build in Lightsview

Terrace house build in Lightsview
SA

Hi, it's good to see another LV build, your builder should decide where is the best place to put hill's hub. Most people put under stairs, or on the garage. My recent…

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frozenkuku
Jan 06, 2015 4:09 am
frozenkuku
Melsie68
Melsie68
6 January 2015

Redink in Rockingham - so excited - just wanted to say hi

Redink in Rockingham - so excited - just wanted to say hi
WA

I built with redink too I have been in my home for 7 mons .my build was good . I had one hiccup but got sorted out .I think everyone experience is different . My advice…

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Melsie68
Jan 06, 2015 1:22 am
moragajagga
moragajagga
5 January 2015

COLORBOND Help with wall render & garage door colour

COLORBOND Help with wall render & garage door colour
QLD

Good Point - thanks. Forgot to mention our windows are "ultra silver gloss" (bradnams).

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moragajagga
Jan 05, 2015 11:16 pm
EmmaW84
EmmaW84
5 January 2015

Lalor Mosaic Living Estate - Landscaping Bond

Lalor Mosaic Living Estate - Landscaping Bond
VIC

Hi there fellow Lalorians/Mosaic Estatees :) I would love to know your experiences with the Design Review Commitee? I rang them today & was sprung with "you will need to…

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EmmaW84
Jan 05, 2015 6:04 pm
jonm88
jonm88
5 January 2015

Building Ivory 232 with MainVue

Building Ivory 232 with MainVue
VIC

Did u end up building the Ivory 232? My girlfriend and I are looking at building the same house!

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jonm88
Jan 05, 2015 3:48 pm
jomarshall
jomarshall
4 January 2015

Vinyl Flooring (Gerfloor)

Vinyl Flooring (Gerfloor)
NSW

Hey all, So we have spent the last gosh knows how long debating over bamboo or tiles to our main living areas. Well today I went to a display home that had vinyl flooring…

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jomarshall
Jan 04, 2015 4:58 pm
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
4 January 2015

Bedfordale WA - Extending Walls to under the roofing sheets

Bedfordale WA - Extending Walls to under the roofing sheets
WA

Hi Hlup We are building in bedfordale too. If have been in touch with these guys and am looking into a system for our place. (Doesn't address fires starting inside…

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Perth_Euro
Jan 04, 2015 3:02 pm
Forg
Forg
4 January 2015

Hotondo custom??

Hotondo custom??
NSW

Our experience didn't match surfprado's; extensions, plan rearrangements & the like really weren't that much at all for the half-dozen or so project builders we looked…

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Forg
Jan 04, 2015 2:02 pm
snufl
snufl
3 January 2015

Porcelain tiles! Advice and questions still needed :S

Porcelain tiles! Advice and questions still needed :S
WA

I've been tipped of the Roomba.. But It's expensive.. And I can't see how a robot vacuum can do a better job then a person using their hands…

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snufl
Jan 03, 2015 6:33 pm

Those of you with Facebook join here:

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Big Nath
Jan 03, 2015 2:12 am
Big Nath
Crazyk
Crazyk
2 January 2015

Architect builds? affordable or not?

Architect builds? affordable or not?
WA
1, 2

Well it looks as though you are certainly going into it eyes wide open at not naive about the sales pitch stuff. Good luck with it all. Hope you get what you want with…

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Crazyk
Jan 02, 2015 10:48 pm
Crazyk
dalemengel
dalemengel
2 January 2015

Concrete Block vs Brick Home

Concrete Block vs Brick Home
QLD

Yes, the humidity is the killer for sure! I have been to Broken Hill when it was 40 degrees and it was nothing compared to low 30s and high humidity here in northern Qld!

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dalemengel
Jan 02, 2015 3:26 pm
1rocky
1rocky
2 January 2015

Building a new house!

Building a new house!
NSW

i purchased land first then had a custom home built through a builder. i was able to talk directly to owner of the franchise which worked great and they listened to my…

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1rocky
Jan 02, 2015 12:50 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 January 2015

Anybody building a double brick home in Sydney?

Anybody building a double brick home in Sydney?
NSW

PK, see my input to this thread here regarding dbl brick... viewtopic.php?f=3&t=75129&p=1285297#p1285297 Double brick is a poor performer thermally. Don't get me wrong, I…

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Stewie D
Jan 02, 2015 12:02 pm
DG85
DG85
2 January 2015

Starphire glass splashback

Starphire glass splashback
NSW

For those who have installed a glass starphire kitchen splashback did you find the colour to be lighter or darker then the glass sample they show u once it's completed?

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DG85
Jan 02, 2015 10:58 am
DG85
Shaqsta1
Shaqsta1
2 January 2015

Our Elwood in Honeywood Rise?

Our Elwood in Honeywood Rise?
WA

Hi Luke81 We also have purchased in Honeywood Rise Stage 1 and are also building with Celebrations. We are building the Ascot, Prestart was completed in November and are…

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Shaqsta1
Jan 02, 2015 9:41 am
monalisa
monalisa
1 January 2015

External colours dilemma - can't decide on rendering colour

External colours dilemma - can't decide on rendering colour
NSW

Hi all How about not getting any rendering at all? And do it later if we feel the need (or may be not!)? Would it look bad leaving it plain bricks? thanks Monalisa

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monalisa
Jan 01, 2015 5:30 pm
monalisa
Melsie68
Melsie68
31 December 2014

Help, light/white render colours with blackish brick?

Help, light/white render colours with blackish brick?
VIC

I cant seem to find a sample so it might not be called that .ill ask her

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Melsie68
Dec 31, 2014 11:29 pm
Cjawadz
Cjawadz
31 December 2014

Non-custom 4 bed 3 bath design

Non-custom 4 bed 3 bath design
WA

Hi all, Has anyone come across any builder's non-custom design of 4 beds 3 bath plan for a 15x30 lot? So far I only came across Complete…

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Cjawadz
Dec 31, 2014 7:10 pm
mirz
mirz
31 December 2014

help to understand types of concrete!

help to understand types of concrete!
VIC

I thought regular concreting is around $45~$50 per sqm and colored is around $55 per sqm. Are you going with color concreting or plain one? Also don't forget to ask for…

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mirz
Dec 31, 2014 2:25 pm
mirz
junk3569
junk3569
31 December 2014

Opinions of my plans please

Opinions of my plans please
NSW

So, without changing the footprint of either floor (as you have planning approval) - I would rationalise the areas as follows. By shifting…

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junk3569
Dec 31, 2014 7:51 am
junk3569
junk3569
30 December 2014

Two Storey house plan - all feedback welcome & appreciated

Two Storey house plan - all feedback welcome & appreciated
WA

This is just personal preference....... since your house is huge on the ground floor, but first floor seem to lack of space. I would expand to have bigger gallery + bigger…

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junk3569
Dec 30, 2014 11:44 pm
Cjawadz
Cjawadz
30 December 2014

Good builders in Perth without "dale alcock" price tag

Good builders in Perth without "dale alcock" price tag
WA
1, 2, 3

I was in the same situation as OP couple of months ago. I was planning on building my first home and I had shortlisted Dale Alcock, Redink Homes and Ross North after…

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Cjawadz
Dec 30, 2014 1:27 pm
noisuf
noisuf
30 December 2014

Frame Stage Invoice Payment with Defects Outstanding

Frame Stage Invoice Payment with Defects Outstanding
VIC

Hi Everyone, We're building with Simonds Homes in Victoria. Received the Frame Stage invoice today and requires payment by 2/01/15. We provided frame stage inspection…

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noisuf
Dec 30, 2014 12:02 pm
Rayess
Rayess
29 December 2014

Seeking affordable and reliable Architect in Sydney

Seeking affordable and reliable Architect in Sydney
NSW

Hi Vicki, Bruce Fyffe is pretty amazing. We have had friends whose homes he has designed - just superb http://www.fyffedesignservices.com.au/ Best of luck R

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Rayess
Dec 29, 2014 11:13 pm
DonThom
DonThom
29 December 2014

Bricks - PGH Blue Steel Flash - Not Coloured Through Bricks?

Bricks - PGH Blue Steel Flash - Not Coloured Through Bricks?
NSW

Hi, we liked the look of dark, blackish bricks so we chose PGH Eclipse. When the brickies started we were shocked at how chipped they were but we waited until the brickies…

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1004
DonThom
Dec 29, 2014 6:54 pm
DonThom
bryzza
bryzza
28 December 2014

Meridian 215 Sekisui House - Adelaide

Meridian 215 Sekisui House - Adelaide
SA
1, 2

Hi aluka. Really love the colour scheme. Any updates on your build? Is the prestige walnut the exact colour of the picture or close as possible ?

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bryzza
Dec 28, 2014 11:15 pm
bryzza
carrie8
carrie8
28 December 2014

anyone built in melbourne with a low 5k deposit? any catches

anyone built in melbourne with a low 5k deposit? any catches
VIC

Myself and my partner are thinking of building with a low deposit builder e.g. simonds 5k. has anyone had any good experiences with this? or any catches? we will save for…

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carrie8
Dec 28, 2014 9:50 pm
K-and-T
K-and-T
28 December 2014

How flexible is Metricon?

How flexible is Metricon?
SA

We found that they were fairly flexible but it was a painful process. Anything that wasn't standard was an issue as we went through the process. Changes not communicated,…

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K-and-T
Dec 28, 2014 8:00 pm
mirz
mirz
28 December 2014

Henley/Plantation/MainVue Homes - General Discussion

Henley/Plantation/MainVue Homes - General Discussion
VIC
1, 2, 3

Alarm system with 4 PIRs starts from $1300. Intercom single internal monitor $1700, dual monitors $2200.

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mirz
Dec 28, 2014 7:03 pm
mirz
Ru2014
Ru2014
28 December 2014

Simonds Sanctuary in Brisbane- Change cupboards to drawers!

Simonds Sanctuary in Brisbane- Change cupboards to drawers!
QLD

Thanks a lot guys, I will shoot an email to our CRC and hope it can be done.

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Ru2014
Dec 28, 2014 12:42 pm
NBat
NBat
27 December 2014

Facade render - confused !

Facade render - confused !
NSW

My windows are white.. I've spoken to the builder about the timber slats to break it up which he is fine to do... I like the colour of garage in pic with the lines through…

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NBat
Dec 27, 2014 4:25 pm
dalemengel
dalemengel
26 December 2014

Whitsundays, QLD First time Build

Whitsundays, QLD First time Build
QLD

Hopefully around late February or early/mid March. All depends when the big wet hits (if it does). The roof should be on by mid to late January so hopefully the rain holds…

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dalemengel
Dec 26, 2014 1:32 pm
Marcia
Marcia
26 December 2014

Inclusion advice needed

Inclusion advice needed
WA

Being someone building with HGWA, I would say to you it can't hurt to ask. But don't be surprised if you get a big fat no. I would also say just check what inclusions are…

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Marcia
Dec 26, 2014 11:25 am
Marcia
sheffieldhunter
sheffieldhunter
26 December 2014

EB Livingstone & Sheffield The Ponds

EB Livingstone & Sheffield The Ponds
NSW

Hi all hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!!! Just wanting to know if anyone knows what bricks are on the Eden Brae Livingstone & Sheffield out at the The Ponds…

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sheffieldhunter
Dec 26, 2014 9:58 am
sheffieldhunter
dalemengel
dalemengel
25 December 2014

Building the Homestead advantage

Building the Homestead advantage
WA

A lot of people seem to like the master room at the front for security reasons, so they can hear what is going on and get woken up if something suspicious is going on. Not…

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dalemengel
Dec 25, 2014 4:06 pm
tj9630
tj9630
25 December 2014

Two story houses with 10 metre frontage

Two story houses with 10 metre frontage
NSW

We are curently building the plantation home kiara q2 to fit on a 10m width block..

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tj9630
Dec 25, 2014 8:09 am


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