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Pinkmof
Pinkmof
2 November 2014

Building Geneva Q1

Building Geneva Q1
QLD

If you are building for the first time and feeling daunted by the process follow our blog. This will be the third home built with plantation homes and our tenth build in…

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Pinkmof
Nov 02, 2014 9:41 am
Ekin
Ekin
2 November 2014

New home custom build - does this facade look good to you?

New home custom build - does this facade look good to you?
NSW

Thank you so much everyone - that feedback was fantastic! Lots of different opinions, and attention to detail. We'll go back and look through the design with all your…

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Ekin
Nov 02, 2014 6:55 am
Ekin
Extreme
Extreme
2 November 2014

electrical wiring new henley home - clipsal

electrical wiring new henley home - clipsal
VIC

It depends on what you add to the house. We added 4k by throwing in downlight provisions and extra power points. We removed all data/phone points as we'll organize this…

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Extreme
Nov 02, 2014 6:19 am
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Holz1990
Nov 01, 2014 11:00 pm
Bindy111
Bindy111
1 November 2014

Surfmist Roof

Surfmist Roof
WA

Nina Marie I know this is an old post, but thinking of painting our house in Athena maybe 150%. Do you have pics of your house in the full sun?

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Bindy111
Nov 01, 2014 4:00 pm
Shambini
Shambini
1 November 2014

Pre-watering of site

Pre-watering of site
SA

Not sure if it was my watering efforts but the concrete company in digging our trenches before the slab pour said our soil was nice and moist.

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Shambini
Nov 01, 2014 2:23 pm
Shambini
bashworth
bashworth
1 November 2014

Reading building plan scale

Reading building plan scale
VIC

The plan was originally created by town planner, and surprisingly they created them in A0 (perhaps due to council's requirement). Now the builder is…

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bashworth
Nov 01, 2014 12:11 pm
bashworth
mr mrs
mr mrs
1 November 2014

New Build - Floor Plan Feedback

New Build - Floor Plan Feedback
WA

Good on you for taking all this into consideration, many people don't. Even going as far as checking shadows on Near Maps, very good! A few…

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mr mrs
Nov 01, 2014 12:04 pm
Tristanium
Tristanium
1 November 2014

Plaster vs Dryline for Double height internal wall.

Plaster vs Dryline for Double height internal wall.
WA

I would suggest your builder has done you a favour here - float plaster over bricks/concrete/bricks will result in cracks over time and the plasterboard lining (dry…

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Tristanium
Nov 01, 2014 1:53 am
Tristanium
bpratt
bpratt
31 October 2014

Roof colours - please help!!

Roof colours - please help!!
NSW

Thanks Bpratt, We don't HAVE to have tank water for general use but we do have to have it for RFS requirements (15,000ltr) so thought we'd get…

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bpratt
Oct 31, 2014 11:08 pm

We have been busy, but here is the latest update on our home. It has been VERY slow going. The two story which was a few months behind us is now way in front of our build.…

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jimnlisa
Oct 31, 2014 10:05 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
31 October 2014

Porter Davis building quality inspections (BSS group)

Porter Davis building quality inspections (BSS group)
VIC

I know a couple of people that built with PD. Unfortunately they were extremely unhappy on both occasions with the quality of workmanship but more so with the SS…

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Crazyk
Oct 31, 2014 9:20 pm
Crazyk
sarav_soniya
sarav_soniya
31 October 2014

A few clarifications in the process of Buiding a New House

A few clarifications in the process of Buiding a New House
QLD

Thanks Leonardo_23, we were firm this time and told the builder that we need every thing mentioned in the contract. They are a lot better now. I didnt know that…

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sarav_soniya
Oct 31, 2014 8:30 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
31 October 2014

Building contracts and finance

Building contracts and finance
NSW

Hi Can anyone provide some advice on providing a construction loan contract to the bank? Scenario - A loan over the land is 175k - We now plan to build a new home on it…

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Leksie5000
Oct 31, 2014 3:31 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
31 October 2014

Independent Inspections

Independent Inspections
VIC

Hi mattkav, Make sure you ask the building consultant (who is not the Building Inspector for the job) if he/she has any disclaimers such as we do not get on the roof,…

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Leonardo_23
Oct 31, 2014 3:20 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
31 October 2014

MainVue Homes

MainVue Homes
VIC

You can drop in there. Just tell them your about to sign up with them and wanted to get familiar with the options

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Crazyk
Oct 31, 2014 2:54 pm
Crazyk
charlinic6
charlinic6
31 October 2014

Brick Gauge Tolerances- HELP Needed

Brick Gauge Tolerances- HELP Needed
QLD

Well spoken to our SS, he is getting the brickies to come back and assess the situation and see if they can come up with a resolution. So I guess I will see where that…

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charlinic6
Oct 31, 2014 1:08 pm
charlinic6
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
31 October 2014

Section 94 contributions

Section 94 contributions
NSW

Hi Dewdrops, If you don't find someone, I suggest you phone the Town Planning Department at Hornsby, because you may have a point. They charge developers in VIC, but…

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Leonardo_23
Oct 31, 2014 1:01 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
31 October 2014

Steep Driveway - Help Please

Steep Driveway - Help Please
VIC

Hi mikel03, I meant "take up 3 metres or more", Cheers Leonardo_23

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Leonardo_23
Oct 31, 2014 12:49 pm
timwa
timwa
31 October 2014

Gantt Chart - Any builders provide one as a schedule tool?

Gantt Chart - Any builders provide one as a schedule tool?
WA

Are you an engineer by any chance? If so, don't expect a house build to run the same way a project does. I know it should and I could discuss…

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timwa
Oct 31, 2014 3:05 am
Dream_Catchers
Dream_Catchers
30 October 2014

Custom Build (Armidale): Moved in update

Custom Build (Armidale): Moved in update
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Congratulations!! (Sorry - been away for a couple of months learning to be a first time mum with no family around lol) You're kitchen layout is great! And i love the size…

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Dream_Catchers
Oct 30, 2014 4:21 pm
Dream_Catchers
Marcia
Marcia
30 October 2014

NEW BUILDING -ISSUE

NEW BUILDING -ISSUE
NSW

We've previously built and had an issue with the nailing of the eave boarding, it looked like a 5 yr old had been let loose with the nail gun. Didn't really care about the…

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Marcia
Oct 30, 2014 11:30 am
Marcia
charlinic6
charlinic6
30 October 2014

Coral Homes quality

Coral Homes quality
QLD
1, 2

I don't think you can comment on the quality of the build... it all depends on the tradesmen you get and the SS you get. Unfortunately we have had a bad run of both, and…

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charlinic6
Oct 30, 2014 7:39 am
charlinic6
takatam
takatam
30 October 2014

Warranty issues with builder in Wa - options

Warranty issues with builder in Wa - options
WA

Just an update for those who find themselves in a similar situation. A few days ago I gave the WA Building Commission a call and explained them the problem we had with…

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takatam
Oct 30, 2014 2:58 am
Forg
Forg
29 October 2014

House with attached Granny Flat

House with attached Granny Flat
NSW

Depends where you are, Lily Homes has been plugging the fact they have what you're after, in Sydney I assume.

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Forg
Oct 29, 2014 9:55 pm
lesliebchan
lesliebchan
29 October 2014

METRICON v WISDOM - admin process

METRICON v WISDOM - admin process
NSW

I can totally relate. We paid a deposit with M and pulled out. We never built a house before so everything is new to us. You'd trust these people you talk to but realise…

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lesliebchan
Oct 29, 2014 3:26 pm
donna79
donna79
28 October 2014

Plantation build - Oasis Q1

Plantation build - Oasis Q1
QLD

Hi I was wondering if anyone has built the Oasis Q1? how much did it end up costing you with the extras? for example: grand alfresco, doors to theatre etc, upgrade…

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donna79
Oct 28, 2014 10:11 pm
Bonnie_p
Bonnie_p
28 October 2014

Our build in Melbourne - Living in Sydney - Garden time

Our build in Melbourne - Living in Sydney - Garden time
VIC
1 ... 20, 21, 22

loved reading this thread - we are building with dixon in south east queensland :)

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Bonnie_p
Oct 28, 2014 5:03 pm
Bonnie_p
chippy
chippy
31 October 2014

Kitchen cabinetry edging quality

Kitchen cabinetry edging quality

That's the right result. Doors of that quality should never have been installed. :n:

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chippy
Oct 31, 2014 7:42 pm
chippy
mrsd411
mrsd411
28 October 2014

Building with Plantation Homes - The Retreat Q2

Building with Plantation Homes - The Retreat Q2
QLD

Hi guys, Although I've been on this forum for a few months now, we have finally heard today that Council have approved our build. :z: We started the process back in…

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mrsd411
Oct 28, 2014 2:32 pm
Melsie68
Melsie68
28 October 2014

PLS HELP !!! What can i expect on my walk through

PLS HELP !!! What can i expect on my walk through
VIC

Tell him your in no hurry to move in and if he was the last payment he best be hanging about for as long as you wont .im sure some of these builders forget these are our…

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Melsie68
Oct 28, 2014 2:15 am

What's everyone's thoughts about having brownish colours outside, and grey/white…

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elemist
Oct 27, 2014 11:11 pm
Cook_family2011
Cook_family2011
27 October 2014

Anyone else building in redgum brook byford (stage 10a)

Anyone else building in redgum brook byford (stage 10a)
WA

Hi cristinahamish Sorry I haven't been on this forum for ages, yes we got our titles released but only at the beginning of September :-/ was a very long wait!! Our ground…

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Cook_family2011
Oct 27, 2014 10:55 pm
Jazz926
Jazz926
27 October 2014

Garage on left or right of the house?

Garage on left or right of the house?
NSW

All effective external installations…

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Jazz926
Oct 27, 2014 9:03 pm
everafter5
everafter5
27 October 2014

Building first home Jane Brook WA - Rendezvous by Homestart

Building first home Jane Brook WA - Rendezvous by Homestart
WA
1, 2, 3

Hi Macfox, We are building with homestart in baldivis too ! Think our stories might be simular.

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everafter5
Oct 27, 2014 8:39 pm
everafter5
Echo
Echo
27 October 2014

Contract Completion Schedules

Contract Completion Schedules
WA

Contract completion dates 45 working days to site start 385 working days to completion ( all the usual excuses and some new ones ) Anyone got any worse ? Is there an average...

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Echo
Oct 27, 2014 2:01 pm
Echo
M575
M575
27 October 2014

Termguard question

Termguard question
NSW

Do things such as garden beds that return to the brick work, and paving etc void the warranty? (I guess creating a bridge over the termiguard pipe). If that's the case I…

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M575
Oct 27, 2014 10:23 am
engs
engs
26 October 2014

Building with Impressions at Champions Lakes WA

Building with Impressions at Champions Lakes WA
WA

Welcome to the neighbourhood :) I know we've been conversing on my forum post, but I thought I'd come and post here to let you know I'm following. Can't wait to see your progress.

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engs
Oct 26, 2014 8:59 pm
engs
Danae
Danae
26 October 2014

Fences in a construction zone

Fences in a construction zone
NSW

Hi! We've recently moved into our brand new home in a brand new area. We're one of the first in our street to be finished. We got our fence quotes and started discussions…

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Danae
Oct 26, 2014 5:00 pm
magical
magical
26 October 2014

Kurmond - not happy with painting

Kurmond - not happy with painting
NSW

Even though we have been in the house for 6 months now this is actually the first 3 month maintenance check/fix. We did email them our check list at 3 months and they…

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magical
Oct 26, 2014 3:46 pm
claypot
claypot
26 October 2014

WHITE KITCHEN

WHITE KITCHEN
NSW
1, 2

Yip +1 for white. Won't date as fast, and you need a bright atmosphere to work your magic.

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claypot
Oct 26, 2014 10:05 am
building-expert
building-expert
26 October 2014

Siteworks Refund

Siteworks Refund
WA

Unless an item is provisional sum it is neither refundable nor adjustable. In your case it's not refundable.(hard digging is) Concrete pump is not just about access…

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building-expert
Oct 26, 2014 6:58 am
building-expert
AussieMark
AussieMark
26 October 2014

Building a house from abroad

Building a house from abroad
VIC

Yep I sent you my contact details in a PM. Speak soon... Ciao

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AussieMark
Oct 26, 2014 3:27 am
UKAussi
UKAussi
25 October 2014

First Home Owners Grant and Post Contract Variations

First Home Owners Grant and Post Contract Variations
NSW

WE are currently in a similar situation but we have already contracted for land and now finding a builder. As the land was $450k we have to get a 4bed house in under $300k…

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UKAussi
Oct 25, 2014 4:05 pm
UKAussi
Echo
Echo
25 October 2014

Building a two storey on a rear strata in perth

Building a two storey on a rear strata in perth
WA

Four years ago now, rear build with a 34 meter driveway, just paving , cost me $10k and site works at $18k Luck

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Echo
Oct 25, 2014 3:57 pm
Echo
claremul62
claremul62
25 October 2014

Surfmist or Grey Pebble Render?

Surfmist or Grey Pebble Render?
QLD

Hey...we are having shale grey roof and Ian struggling with choosing the colour for the main render of house- I would like a lightish colour and then a darker colour as a…

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claremul62
Oct 25, 2014 3:44 pm

Here is a close-up picture of the Dune render with the Surfmist window frame:

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engs
Oct 25, 2014 1:32 pm
engs


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