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HomeAngels the pictures I got from an art and framing place in Adelaide, but they are designed by a Melbourne studio called Middle of Nowhere. I got my chair! There is…

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Pellana
Nov 14, 2014 8:44 pm
bermuda23
bermuda23
14 November 2014

Correct size of Brivis add-on ICE

Correct size of Brivis add-on ICE
VIC

Hi all, I'm building a single storey house which has an approx. 22 square of living area. I'm considering getting the Brivis HX30I-XA with add-on ICE cooling with 2…

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bermuda23
Nov 14, 2014 5:47 pm
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tim_k
Nov 14, 2014 1:11 pm
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Ponzu
Nov 14, 2014 11:38 am
archetto
archetto
13 November 2014

Lenght of time before building after contract?

Lenght of time before building after contract?
TAS

Our sales rep was not allowed to sign us up unless we were prepared to commence building in 6 months ie slab down, you had to commence the process straight away. Also…

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archetto
Nov 13, 2014 11:09 pm
archetto
TomCat
TomCat
13 November 2014

Colour Combos - Roof/Window/Garage to suit blue steel flash

Colour Combos - Roof/Window/Garage to suit blue steel flash
NSW

Surf mist is going to look smashing with those stunning bricks! Sorry had to say it. Can't imagine anything but that now :D

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TomCat
Nov 13, 2014 10:34 pm
TomCat
Tim083
Tim083
13 November 2014

Building near Vineyards

Building near Vineyards
SA

The boundary would be about 4m from the vines. ideally I would like to build the house about 15m in from the boundary.

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Tim083
Nov 13, 2014 7:44 pm
jwbear
jwbear
13 November 2014

Building Daydream 28 with Coral Homes at Central Coast, NSW

Building Daydream 28 with Coral Homes at Central Coast, NSW
NSW

We were pretty lucky in that we were waiting for the land to be registered but while that was happening we were still sorting out the design of the house, we did have to…

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jwbear
Nov 13, 2014 6:06 pm
jwbear
dann
dann
13 November 2014

Harvest Estate, Chisholm

Harvest Estate, Chisholm
NSW

Hey all, Just wondering if anyone else has purchased land in the new Harvest release at Chisholm (Waterford County)? Would like to get to know some other people also…

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dann
Nov 13, 2014 6:06 pm
shadowarrior
shadowarrior
13 November 2014

Waterproof sarking installation

Waterproof sarking installation
QLD

Looks like you are right. Supervisor said it's do-able but I need to inform the head office about my plan. Head office said owner supplied installation is not allowed for…

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shadowarrior
Nov 13, 2014 11:32 am
Bonnie_p
Bonnie_p
13 November 2014

PGH BRICKS - PHOTOS

PGH BRICKS - PHOTOS
QLD

Oh that sounds lovely! That's kinda what we chose. I like first and last best, but I'd be happy with the middle one too. Gosh I love bricks and…

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Bonnie_p
Nov 13, 2014 9:27 am
Bonnie_p
Speedwaychick68
Speedwaychick68
13 November 2014

Our KDR - Gemmill. Ceilings and lockup! FINALLY

Our KDR - Gemmill. Ceilings and lockup! FINALLY
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Wow Darcy those are great photo's! Looks fabulous :)

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Speedwaychick68
Nov 13, 2014 12:20 am
Speedwaychick68
newbie21
newbie21
12 November 2014

Anyone building in Kingsford Estate, Point Cook, Melbourne?

Anyone building in Kingsford Estate, Point Cook, Melbourne?
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi All Thanks a lot for such generous posts on the forum. It helped me a lot to understand the estate and people better. I visited the estate recently for their stage 11…

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newbie21
Nov 12, 2014 10:04 pm
TomCat
TomCat
12 November 2014

Introducing myself...

Introducing myself...
SA

Oops, silly me ... You don't have a thread yet! :lol: Good advice in the thread sticky above 'things you forget'.

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TomCat
Nov 12, 2014 8:16 pm
TomCat
Hootie
Hootie
12 November 2014

pre-start upgrades what were you hit with ?

pre-start upgrades what were you hit with ?
WA

Posting to follow as I am approacing pre start too!

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Hootie
Nov 12, 2014 6:14 pm
Hootie
Daisyinthedesert
Daisyinthedesert
12 November 2014

Plans approved, all ready - anyone know how long to site?

Plans approved, all ready - anyone know how long to site?
WA

OK, so my plans are finally approved and finalised, everything ready to go to site - anyone know how long (roughly) this should take before slab is down? What were your…

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Daisyinthedesert
Nov 12, 2014 1:18 pm
Daisyinthedesert
Tristanium
Tristanium
12 November 2014

FHB Building with Affordable Living homes

FHB Building with Affordable Living homes
WA

That dashed line down the left hand side is a bulkhead - have you considered if this is raked or boxed? If I were you I would raise the plate height there/move eave out to…

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Tristanium
Nov 12, 2014 1:17 pm
Tristanium
jillybug
jillybug
12 November 2014

independent inspector in Melbourne

independent inspector in Melbourne
VIC

Branko was not the cheapest. I chose him purely because I knew he was the best. Read some of his posts.

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jillybug
Nov 12, 2014 12:00 pm
jillybug
Burnsfirsttime
Burnsfirsttime
12 November 2014

Contract start time and commencement of work?

Contract start time and commencement of work?
NSW

The HIA contract states what are all the items that need to be in place to consider the contract valid and for your 20 days to start. Work on site is considered to be…

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Burnsfirsttime
Nov 12, 2014 11:33 am
Burnsfirsttime
yvonneh
yvonneh
12 November 2014

Certifiers

Certifiers
NSW

Check Bashworth's site as he's got an ebook with a checklist for purchase http://www.anewhouse.com.au/sample-page/pci-guide Congrats on…

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yvonneh
Nov 12, 2014 9:51 am
sauso
sauso
12 November 2014

More fill than specified!!!

More fill than specified!!!
VIC

I'm in Curlewis. My mate is in Armstrong creek and almost every single house there needs either a cut and fill or piers. Need to remember that it used to be farm land…

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sauso
Nov 12, 2014 12:23 am
Lorri
Lorri
11 November 2014

Colorbond or roof tiles?

Colorbond or roof tiles?
WA

I may as well join in this as we will have to decide on this too, Which is best for a house in Southern Tasmania?

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Lorri
Nov 11, 2014 11:23 pm
Lorri
dalemengel
dalemengel
11 November 2014

Garage door lock after handover

Garage door lock after handover
QLD

Spoke with the builder and a lock is fitted to the internal garage door. Not sure of the quality of the door though, hoping it is a bit stronger than your average internal…

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dalemengel
Nov 11, 2014 8:45 pm
jwbear
jwbear
11 November 2014

Coral Daydream- Modified Daydream28 -Acre Build in Buccan

Coral Daydream- Modified Daydream28 -Acre Build in Buccan
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hey Charli, did you get in your house yet, is everything ok with it?

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jwbear
Nov 11, 2014 8:20 pm
jwbear
steevo
steevo
11 November 2014

Options instead of boring display homes

Options instead of boring display homes
NSW

I understand mate! ;), really, the same basic layout/ floorplan can have a vastly different façade design depending on window size, type and location, roof pitches, gables,…

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steevo
Nov 11, 2014 3:25 pm
AvaG
AvaG
11 November 2014

Changes after CDC submission/approval

Changes after CDC submission/approval
NSW

Think you've posted in the wrong thread bouquet!

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AvaG
Nov 11, 2014 1:13 am
JustinInPerth
JustinInPerth
10 November 2014

Modified Optima in Byford. Aussie Living Homes

Modified Optima in Byford. Aussie Living Homes
WA

Hi, What a great plan! Have you made all the changes you wanted to make now? Great selections. I have now got my slab and bricks and waiting to hear when my build will…

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JustinInPerth
Nov 10, 2014 7:19 pm
JustinInPerth
StephyD
StephyD
10 November 2014

How long did the tiling take in your house?

How long did the tiling take in your house?
WA

It was pretty quick, I counted 5 people on site at one stage.

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StephyD
Nov 10, 2014 1:36 pm
StephyD
13Jack
13Jack
10 November 2014

concreter recomendations in Melbourne?

concreter recomendations in Melbourne?
VIC

Does anybody can recommend a good reliable concreter for me. I am building in Plumpton 3335 (Melbourne west or Melbourne North west - not sure :th: ) and looking for a…

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13Jack
Nov 10, 2014 1:13 pm
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bletchleybuild
Nov 10, 2014 10:54 am
Spong
Spong
10 November 2014

Should I accept this?

Should I accept this?
WA

Make sure they protected that new slab penetration from termites too!

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Spong
Nov 10, 2014 12:46 am
Mrs Mack
Mrs Mack
9 November 2014

Bushfire Requirements

Bushfire Requirements
SA

Thanks all. Good to know that that figure is normal and actually lower than some. We have never built before, so we aren't sure how it all works. We don't want to be…

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Mrs Mack
Nov 09, 2014 10:59 pm
MyH1Login
MyH1Login
9 November 2014

upgrade to high ceiling?

upgrade to high ceiling?
QLD
1, 2

We have standard ceilings but took the raised ceiling option for the kitchen, dining, living. It's 3.33m so is a real feature piece. It's…

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MyH1Login
Nov 09, 2014 10:30 pm
MyH1Login
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 November 2014

Rendering animation

Rendering animation
WA

That's interactive. Not animation. That's why I was confused too d@n. Stewie

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Stewie D
Nov 09, 2014 1:34 pm
goco
goco
8 November 2014

Masterton Homes - The new thread 2.0

Masterton Homes - The new thread 2.0
NSW
1 ... 123, 124, 125

One major issue is the front setback, it is 10m! I was expecting 7m, like where the current house is and like our next…

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goco
Nov 08, 2014 10:19 pm
Aaron4256
Aaron4256
8 November 2014

Flooring timber and vinal

Flooring timber and vinal
QLD

Hi Currently am building a new home on a slopping block with cyprus stumps and partical board yellow tounge flooring as the subfloor. We have narrowed our flooring…

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Aaron4256
Nov 08, 2014 10:02 pm
evec
evec
8 November 2014

berwick waters heritage hill

berwick waters heritage hill
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi evec just saw this post now. I have been so despondent as our build was going so slow when comparing it to others in the street that I did…

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evec
Nov 08, 2014 2:53 pm
evec
bare_essentials
bare_essentials
8 November 2014

Looking to buy off the plan mid 2015 (northwest/western syd)

Looking to buy off the plan mid 2015 (northwest/western syd)
NSW

omg you and I are in the same boat! I too am finding it frustrating when trying to get house & land as by the time I get to places its either Stage 3 or sold out. Is…

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bare_essentials
Nov 08, 2014 10:37 am
Shambini
Shambini
8 November 2014

Is this a conduit or a plain old TV point?!

Is this a conduit or a plain old TV point?!
VIC

Our electrician that each conduit will have a desk tidy face plate.

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Shambini
Nov 08, 2014 7:45 am
Shambini
Carix
Carix
7 November 2014

Thinking of purchasing land in Harrington Grove

Thinking of purchasing land in Harrington Grove
NSW

Hi Abodnar, Did you end up buying a block at Harrington Grove? There is another forum where all the Harrington Grovers talk on "Who is building at Harrington Grove" you…

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Carix
Nov 07, 2014 9:38 pm
zozo
zozo
7 November 2014

Not proceeding to build contract in QLD

Not proceeding to build contract in QLD
QLD

I'm at the pre-contract stage with a builder in QLD. They haven't been transparent with their pricing and their timeframes have been less than desired. I really don't want…

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zozo
Nov 07, 2014 8:55 pm
monalisa
monalisa
7 November 2014

Exposure Grade Bricks and H1 slab... issues??

Exposure Grade Bricks and H1 slab... issues??
NSW

Thanks guys. All resolved. Spoke to the Austral sales rep for the area. He said go with what the builder is saying...and it is not always that you need exposure grade…

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monalisa
Nov 07, 2014 5:18 pm
monalisa
stephaniek88
stephaniek88
7 November 2014

Willowdale

Willowdale
NSW

Haha id love to see them pay! They said construction should be done in 4-6 months, I'm really hoping ours is done before Xmas.. When I read other peoples experiences some…

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stephaniek88
Nov 07, 2014 12:31 pm
iheartparis13
iheartparis13
7 November 2014

Bank final payment delay

Bank final payment delay
WA

Thanks for your help everyone. Commonwealth ended up getting there act together and got my bank cheque sorted in time :)

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iheartparis13
Nov 07, 2014 1:24 am
deluxes
deluxes
5 November 2014

BAL rating in Warralily and appropriate costs on a build

BAL rating in Warralily and appropriate costs on a build
VIC

I just checked our contract, $5150 was for the stacker doors! Whoops... (the line above) BAL stuff was $4510.

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deluxes
Nov 05, 2014 9:18 pm
deluxes
sands_13
sands_13
5 November 2014

Our build Henley Monaco Nouveau Q1 – Harvest Views Estate

Our build Henley Monaco Nouveau Q1 – Harvest Views Estate
VIC
1, 2, 3

No worries kate I ll try and figure out how to up load photos otherwise pm me your email Addy

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sands_13
Nov 05, 2014 7:24 pm
sands_13


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