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Jayjay84
Jayjay84
19 August 2014

Swimming pool Waldorf 48

Swimming pool Waldorf 48
VIC

I decided to build a pool in my current home that had no access. Several pool builders came out and discussed options for the digging. Ud be suprised on what amount of…

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Jayjay84
Aug 19, 2014 7:25 pm
Jayjay84
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
19 August 2014

Upgrades at Electricals - Rawson, what fter handover

Upgrades at Electricals - Rawson, what fter handover
NSW

Thanks everyone for your really useful replies I guess we will have downstairs downlights in particular done during the build

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Leksie5000
Aug 19, 2014 7:07 pm
Baulkham Hills
Baulkham Hills
19 August 2014

Essa stone repair. internal door finishes? Other PCI things

Essa stone repair. internal door finishes? Other PCI things
WA

I would get the hair removed and paint redone on that area. For me its a gross factor having some strangers hair stuck on my door.... Regarding the essastone bench top.…

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Baulkham Hills
Aug 19, 2014 3:30 pm
Mellywil
Mellywil
19 August 2014

Knock down rebuild

Knock down rebuild
NSW

We're looking at around $310K for ours. Our demo will be on the cheaper side (we've been quoted around $13K) as our home is unlikely to contain asbestos. This is for a…

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Mellywil
Aug 19, 2014 1:09 pm
shammy
shammy
19 August 2014

Builders acess to land durong construction

Builders acess to land durong construction
VIC

I did raise the question as well, looking forward to their response.

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shammy
Aug 19, 2014 1:01 pm
Emma1906
Emma1906
19 August 2014

Custom build design/floor plan (Sydney) - North facing block

Custom build design/floor plan (Sydney) - North facing block
NSW

You might find your food in the pantry to have a shorter life because of the moisture if you use the dryer. It's more of a design thing that I wouldn't have them combined…

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Emma1906
Aug 19, 2014 11:36 am
Emma1906
caters
caters
19 August 2014

My First House

My First House

For when my momma, dad, and I go to new earth I have designed a house. I have even figured out the dimensions for each room. Basement: Laundry room: 18x10(y*x or x*y? I…

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caters
Aug 19, 2014 7:16 am
dexx
dexx
18 August 2014

cross over paving cost / recommendation south of river perth

cross over paving cost / recommendation south of river perth
WA

Can anyone recommend who to do the roadbase part for a reasonable price?

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dexx
Aug 18, 2014 2:22 pm
tlblhayward
tlblhayward
18 August 2014

A reminder of why you never take handover….

A reminder of why you never take handover….

I have read way to many stories like this. I certainly won't be signing off and paying the final installment until everything if fixed to my extremely high satisfaction.

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tlblhayward
Aug 18, 2014 9:07 am
tlblhayward
Cazpet
Cazpet
17 August 2014

Architect/bespoke design for (almost) the cost of a project

Architect/bespoke design for (almost) the cost of a project
NSW
1, 2

We have just started construction on our "bespoke" architecturally designed house. We overcame all those issues by choosing an architect who is married to the builder! We…

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Cazpet
Aug 17, 2014 10:09 pm
Avenger
Avenger
17 August 2014

Building with New Generation Homes @ St Leonards!

Building with New Generation Homes @ St Leonards!
WA

Congratulations for choosing a good builder in a promising estate. We are building with New Generations Homes in Heron Park (South of the River) and are very familiar of…

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Avenger
Aug 17, 2014 1:47 am
AshShep
AshShep
16 August 2014

My home in the making :)

My home in the making :)
VIC
1, 2

Fingers crossed for saving!!

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AshShep
Aug 16, 2014 12:15 pm
Parkview_rs
Parkview_rs
15 August 2014

Spring Farm Riverside *stage 31*

Spring Farm Riverside *stage 31*
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

hi Riversidedreamin & The Ebs , we bought in release 44 but we aske dthis question to our solicitor and the cornish group put all our deposits into a trust fund so if they…

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Parkview_rs
Aug 15, 2014 3:06 pm
oneness
oneness
15 August 2014

After handover gyprock repair & maintenance painting issues

After handover gyprock repair & maintenance painting issues
WA

We got our own painting contractor to paint walls after handover. Handover was 15 months ago. Subsequently we had a large number of gyprock problems with bubbles, cracks…

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oneness
Aug 15, 2014 2:41 pm
Jonesy83
Jonesy83
15 August 2014

Have Land Titles but cant build yet.

Have Land Titles but cant build yet.
WA

Hi all So I got titles for my land about 4 weeks ago. But Homebuyers say they cant build yet as one of the roads isnt finished yet. I'm wondering how can titles be…

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Jonesy83
Aug 15, 2014 1:33 pm

I would; but I don't know how they can do it, not without completely resurfacing. Maybe they'd be willing to go halves with you in a full polyurethane coating? That's…

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Forg
Aug 15, 2014 10:37 am
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whocares
Aug 15, 2014 9:06 am
building-expert
building-expert
14 August 2014

Builder needs advance payment before work......advice please

Builder needs advance payment before work......advice please
NSW

Been there, unfortunately done that. DON'T PAY! I'm not kidding. We tried tribunals, MBA intervention, independent advisors, solicitor, the…

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building-expert
Aug 14, 2014 10:34 pm
building-expert
jedman
jedman
14 August 2014

Monument Colorbond roof in eastern suburbs?

Monument Colorbond roof in eastern suburbs?
VIC

hi ive been reading your thread about monument roofs in eastern suburbs of Melbourne - I know this post is from last year but I stumbled on it as we are planning to build…

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jedman
Aug 14, 2014 9:55 pm
MeAndZeph
MeAndZeph
14 August 2014

Building with Summit Homes - Chateau

Building with Summit Homes - Chateau
WA
1, 2

Sounds good - looking forward to following you both! In theory we're not far from scheduling - only thing outstanding now is unconditional finance approval which…

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MeAndZeph
Aug 14, 2014 9:48 pm
Forg
Forg
14 August 2014

Feedback re our plan

Feedback re our plan
QLD

Naaah, dredging-up a dead 7-month-old thread and then…

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Forg
Aug 14, 2014 8:20 pm
nectar
nectar
14 August 2014

Starting Trouble - Demolition

Starting Trouble - Demolition
VIC

It seems some in the building game are very unprofessional :( even if he did suffer a family issue or loss 2 months is a long time. I hope you didn't pay any money to…

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nectar
Aug 14, 2014 5:21 pm
_lucinda
_lucinda
14 August 2014

chandler alfresco in the barossa

chandler alfresco in the barossa
SA
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Congratulations, hachy. So glad it has worked out for you.

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_lucinda
Aug 14, 2014 12:27 pm
_lucinda
nervous1sthomebuyer
nervous1sthomebuyer
14 August 2014

Anyone built with WA Housing need some advise!

Anyone built with WA Housing need some advise!
WA

Hey guys, So i am a really nervous first home buyer and after giving affordable living the flick I have decided to go with WA Housing Centre. Anyway we have been formally…

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nervous1sthomebuyer
Aug 14, 2014 11:07 am
Wandin Valley
Wandin Valley
14 August 2014

is this normal?

is this normal?
WA

The Plumbers may have been excavating. They did on my Slab. lazy slobs left me to move the dirt of it..........at my expense. Ask your site Super if in any doubt.

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Wandin Valley
Aug 14, 2014 12:46 am
Wandin Valley
emjoe1234
emjoe1234
13 August 2014

Building Santorini Manor - Maitland

Building Santorini Manor - Maitland
NSW

Hi Guys Im new to the forum but my partner and myself are building the Santorini Manor with Mcdonald Jones in Maitland. We have our colour meeting in 3 weeks - any tips,…

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emjoe1234
Aug 13, 2014 4:47 pm
Gaggy
Gaggy
13 August 2014

Media Room/ Home Theatre in New Contruction home

Media Room/ Home Theatre in New Contruction home
NSW
1, 2

Wow.. Reminds me of when I first built. I spent $2000+ on a fixed screen. I got a $500 version on ebay and found it to be same quality as the…

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Gaggy
Aug 13, 2014 9:55 am
Gaggy
TOBHAGIRATH
TOBHAGIRATH
13 August 2014

Variation after DA...

Variation after DA...
NSW

Hi Guys, I read in many thread about the variation after the DA and that troubles many of the buyer. would you please make me understand why this variation are coming…

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TOBHAGIRATH
Aug 13, 2014 9:49 am
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
12 August 2014

Ceiling height 2.6m v 2.7 metres

Ceiling height 2.6m v 2.7 metres
NSW

Thank you, yes 2.4 is definitely too low. It was the difference between 2.6 or 2.7 I was curious about. Of course, you can't change the structure later. I will consider…

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Leksie5000
Aug 12, 2014 7:17 pm
Peterpan
Peterpan
12 August 2014

Our build with Celebration Homes

Our build with Celebration Homes
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi Rubes, How much did the door upgrade cost?

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Peterpan
Aug 12, 2014 6:55 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 August 2014

Free Software for Timber Home?

Free Software for Timber Home?
NSW

Yeah, I agree - that's real helpful to others ???? Like bpratt - :th: :th: :th: Stewie

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Stewie D
Aug 12, 2014 5:01 pm
Avenger
Avenger
12 August 2014

Independent Building Inspector WA

Independent Building Inspector WA
WA

Thanks Newbuild. We signed with Housepect for our slab inspection. Let's see how it goes. For RAC members they provide 10% discount. AB

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Avenger
Aug 12, 2014 3:24 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
12 August 2014

Anyone's build with full skillion roof?

Anyone's build with full skillion roof?
WA

Hi Hootie, certainly worth doing, if it's allowed. Good luck.

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ddarroch
Aug 12, 2014 2:41 pm
newhomenorth
newhomenorth
12 August 2014

What things would you do after handover?

What things would you do after handover?
1, 2

I have found out that if I am tiling or carpeting, the skirting boards can be completely attached before handover and it will be fine. Only…

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newhomenorth
Aug 12, 2014 11:58 am

So went past after work last night and the pergola is nalf finished, theyve laid out the retaining wall out the back and the painters have finished. Woohoo! Here's a pic…

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CluelessOne
Aug 12, 2014 10:37 am
worktime
worktime
11 August 2014

Sound insulation and cable wiring

Sound insulation and cable wiring
VIC

Should be no problem. Check out my thread where I have pictures of accoustic sound insulation installed my theatre room with nogging in the ceiling. You should also ask…

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worktime
Aug 11, 2014 10:02 pm
worktime
Hawk19
Hawk19
11 August 2014

Issues or being picky?

Issues or being picky?
NSW

Thanks everyone for your feedback. Have arranged to meet supervisor on-site to go over. We were planning on holding off until bricks and roof goes on to have an…

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Hawk19
Aug 11, 2014 9:47 pm
bashworth
bashworth
11 August 2014

Beware for things while starting the construction work

Beware for things while starting the construction work
NSW

I've built houses pretty close to the basic but one thing I do always spend a couple of thousand on are electrical upgrades. The builders standard power point provision…

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bashworth
Aug 11, 2014 4:48 pm
bashworth
D_rail
D_rail
11 August 2014

C2 Class Site Works cost Perth WA

C2 Class Site Works cost Perth WA
WA

I have a relative building at the moment with a C2 site. Their engineering cost on a c2 slab was $9000. All up site works ended up close to 20k. I hope this helps.

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D_rail
Aug 11, 2014 4:46 pm
butterflyjulz
butterflyjulz
11 August 2014

External Colour Scheme

External Colour Scheme
NSW

Thanks brissyguy! Digital Decorator is fantastic. It has really helped.

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butterflyjulz
Aug 11, 2014 2:17 pm
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bashworth
Aug 11, 2014 11:53 am
bashworth
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
11 August 2014

Weatherboard v's bricks?

Weatherboard v's bricks?
VIC

I prefer brick - but ... that's just me ... :) I've seen some very nice "wooden" houses. Use of the synthetic woods in parts can be useful too.

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Saint Mike
Aug 11, 2014 8:20 am
Saint Mike
first_time_building
first_time_building
10 August 2014

First time Building home- Cost of extra's and upgrade

First time Building home- Cost of extra's and upgrade
VIC

Solar HWS is included in the base price from builder. However LED lights are costing $130 each. Extra tv point at $220 each , adding up all the cost .

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first_time_building
Aug 10, 2014 11:42 pm
MyH1Login
MyH1Login
10 August 2014

Comments on Zucalla or Snowdon home builders

Comments on Zucalla or Snowdon home builders
VIC

Hi There, I noticed you did ask if anyone had any experience building with Snowdon, but no one has replied. I am looking to build with them but I…

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MyH1Login
Aug 10, 2014 10:46 pm
MyH1Login
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2-cupcakes-pls
Aug 10, 2014 9:54 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
10 August 2014

Glass balcony

Glass balcony
VIC

Our glass balustrade worked out approx $400 per metre.

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HomeAngels
Aug 10, 2014 7:07 pm
HomeAngels
robbie55
robbie55
10 August 2014

Who is building in Sydney Eastern Suburbs

Who is building in Sydney Eastern Suburbs
NSW

We did a fairly major reno in the inner west in about 2007. Perhaps a bit different from a kdr but we found it more expensive than we thought and because of access etc it…

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robbie55
Aug 10, 2014 4:41 pm
robbie55


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