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perriness
perriness
2 August 2014

Has anyone got any photos of accent tiles in bathroom???

Has anyone got any photos of accent tiles in bathroom???
VIC

Hi, been to carlisle today and want to use accents tiles in bathrooms but don't know where to start!!! It's so hard! Wondered if anyone had pictures of their finished…

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perriness
Aug 02, 2014 5:53 pm
sparkysgirl
sparkysgirl
2 August 2014

Loft Homes Perth, WA

Loft Homes Perth, WA
WA

Hey, We are thinking the same thing - Did you end up building a Loft home?

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sparkysgirl
Aug 02, 2014 12:43 am
sparkysgirl
jul33m1
jul33m1
1 August 2014

Building with Coral Homes

Building with Coral Homes
QLD
1, 2, 3

Hi whzzz28, Wow,I can see that the electrical can really add up. We're trying to work out How much we should budget! We'll probably just put battens up and…

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jul33m1
Aug 01, 2014 7:27 pm
StephyD
StephyD
1 August 2014

Building Inspector Pimpama/Gold Coast

Building Inspector Pimpama/Gold Coast
QLD

Sad to hear you're having troubles. We used JHA Australia for our frame stage inspection, they have been fantastic to deal with. We'll definitely be using them again for…

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StephyD
Aug 01, 2014 11:42 am
StephyD
Ari+Lito
Ari+Lito
1 August 2014

J & J Plantation Retreat - 18M Q2 - Augustine Heights

J & J Plantation Retreat - 18M Q2 - Augustine Heights
QLD
1, 2, 3

Hey I've got to share a random fact that I just discovered purely by chance... Did you guys know that Ipswich City Council give new home builders 25…

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Ari+Lito
Aug 01, 2014 10:16 am
jenm
jenm
1 August 2014

Coral homes

Coral homes
NSW

Hi, ummm lets see if I can help. My house is possibly one of the cheapest I know, nothing fancy, but my gosh the kichens just being put in and I love it. We stuck with…

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jenm
Aug 01, 2014 12:01 am
jenm
AussieMark
AussieMark
31 July 2014

Cost too high? 40 squares, double storey

Cost too high? 40 squares, double storey
NSW

Sounds very good to me. Mine is 730K for 60sq but that includes 10sq of garage and 4sq of alfresco.

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AussieMark
Jul 31, 2014 11:11 pm
jul33m1
jul33m1
31 July 2014

Building with Coral Homes - Penrith NSW

Building with Coral Homes - Penrith NSW
NSW

Thanks whzzz28, I'm new to this building game,there's so much to learn. Thank god for this forum. Julie

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jul33m1
Jul 31, 2014 8:54 pm
AshShep
AshShep
31 July 2014

Celebration Homes First Timer

Celebration Homes First Timer
WA

Hey Amydorothy How is everything going with the build?

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AshShep
Jul 31, 2014 7:26 pm
bpratt
bpratt
31 July 2014

How long does it take to settle the land?

How long does it take to settle the land?
VIC

I think he might be referring to the land being titled, rather than settlement, as that's always mentioned in the contract.

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bpratt
Jul 31, 2014 6:50 pm
staceyd
staceyd
31 July 2014

Building our first home - framing drama

Building our first home - framing drama
VIC
1, 2, 3

Thanks MyH1login. We have had an inspector for most of the stages so far. We're quite familiar with the house due to having site access during the build so are going to…

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staceyd
Jul 31, 2014 4:11 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
31 July 2014

site costs/ concrete pier costs

site costs/ concrete pier costs
VIC

I can see on my engineering plan the builder will use 48 400 mm diameter concrete piers 600 mm deep. suspct, as per the OP's opening…

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Stewie D
Jul 31, 2014 12:50 pm
B STAR
B STAR
31 July 2014

Who is resposible for clearing buried rubble

Who is resposible for clearing buried rubble
WA

This happens all the time and its wrong. I had a go at PD for doing this to my brothers house. The issue is OH&S. You will have other trades working after the build so…

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B STAR
Jul 31, 2014 12:41 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
31 July 2014

Buy land only or land and house package

Buy land only or land and house package
VIC

my estate is apart of summit group. If you build with summit homes you get $10,000 off the house. We went with HGWA because we loved their plan better. Plus we picked out…

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2-cupcakes-pls
Jul 31, 2014 12:05 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
31 July 2014

Mystery - new house, toilet won't flush

Mystery - new house, toilet won't flush
WA

Thanks for taking the time to post the resolution. It helps the rest of us who may possibly encounter something…

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SaveH2O
Jul 31, 2014 12:15 am
SaveH2O
Ru2014
Ru2014
30 July 2014

relocating dishwashing machine to butlers pantry

relocating dishwashing machine to butlers pantry
QLD

so to those who have been wondering what I ended up deciding on here is the answer. I have added provisions for a 2nd dishwasher space in the Butlers pantry and window on…

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Ru2014
Jul 30, 2014 10:52 pm
Marcia
Marcia
30 July 2014

confused - help please?

confused - help please?
WA

So after speaking with him this afternoon, apparenty our build had reached 'category 1 status' (whatever that means??) and that's why changes…

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Marcia
Jul 30, 2014 9:58 pm
Marcia
Crazyk
Crazyk
30 July 2014

Why are the credits given so small to remove things....

Why are the credits given so small to remove things....
QLD

I'm much the same. I don't often care about $10 or $20, but for god sake just tell me why it is what it is.

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Crazyk
Jul 30, 2014 8:57 pm
Crazyk
bradster181
bradster181
30 July 2014

_lucinda's house

_lucinda's house
SA
1 ... 30, 31, 32

Seeking service is a good start.

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bradster181
Jul 30, 2014 8:21 am
bradster181
Crazyk
Crazyk
29 July 2014

No Sarking in colourbond roof - Victoria

No Sarking in colourbond roof - Victoria
VIC

No not really it will flow between the rafter. I'm not sour that the sarking would be taught so it would sag slightly causing valleys

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Crazyk
Jul 29, 2014 8:17 pm
Crazyk
Crazybuilders
Crazybuilders
29 July 2014

Fairhaven Homes- Very Happy

Fairhaven Homes- Very Happy
VIC

Glad to hear you are happy with Fairhaven. We are also building with them. We are just at lock up stage. We are building the Newport (modified). So far all is going well.

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Crazybuilders
Jul 29, 2014 7:03 pm
owe84n
owe84n
29 July 2014

Where will your Beechwood Home be?

Where will your Beechwood Home be?
NSW
1, 2

Building in Oran Park release 10B - will be building a (flipped) Seacliffe 37 :)

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owe84n
Jul 29, 2014 11:46 am
owe84n
krishy_g
krishy_g
29 July 2014

Corner Block Truncation Setback

Corner Block Truncation Setback
QLD

Hi ALL! We are building in south Brisbane, and on a corner block (around 550 sqm, 17*32). We…

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krishy_g
Jul 29, 2014 10:24 am
krishy_g
suspct
suspct
29 July 2014

Price Comparisons and $ per M2

Price Comparisons and $ per M2
QLD

I was wondering if we could have a thread with a few high level comparisons, I know it all comes down to level of inclusions etc etc.. but thought could help people when…

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suspct
Jul 29, 2014 8:30 am
triggywiggy
triggywiggy
28 July 2014

Ben Trager Homes: Slow but steady progress

Ben Trager Homes: Slow but steady progress
WA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Seeing as though I promised pics, thought it was time a delivered. Only have a few tho! Rendered wall for the veggie patch. Will be textured…

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triggywiggy
Jul 28, 2014 11:16 pm
triggywiggy
bashworth
bashworth
28 July 2014

Which Upgrade and approx. Price for negotiation.

Which Upgrade and approx. Price for negotiation.
NSW

Once they have got you signed up you will find it very hard to get any further discount. Basically most project builders keep the base price cheap and make their profit…

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bashworth
Jul 28, 2014 9:26 pm
bashworth
Bobbin
Bobbin
28 July 2014

Going Over Budget

Going Over Budget
VIC

The big one is site costs and other provisional sums. I am a bit terrified of our site costs. Even though we will have a fixed price contract, as we are demolishing the…

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Bobbin
Jul 28, 2014 7:59 pm
Bobbin
benwardbourton
benwardbourton
28 July 2014

Townhouse Development with (future) family

Townhouse Development with (future) family
VIC

Hi All Apologies in advance for the lengthy (and vague) post. My partner and I are currently investigating an opportunity that would potentially result in us building…

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benwardbourton
Jul 28, 2014 7:20 pm
Prescott_Build
Prescott_Build
28 July 2014

Owner builder - First Home

Owner builder - First Home
VIC

Ours is around that price for a single storey 3 bedroom 2 bathroom + study (and a few upgrades) in Eynesbury. I only really know western suburbs though so my knowledge is limited.

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Prescott_Build
Jul 28, 2014 5:43 pm
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
28 July 2014

Cold water tap for fridge

Cold water tap for fridge
WA

I've also heard a good suggestion to put the tap in a cupboard next to or above the fridge recess if you can. That way you don't have to pull the fridge out to turn the…

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OurLindrum52
Jul 28, 2014 4:51 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
28 July 2014

Wall insulation question in Perth

Wall insulation question in Perth
WA

I think is the other way north facing home is the best way as low son for winter and high son for summer they recommend 50 present of the north…

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ddarroch
Jul 28, 2014 3:37 pm
shopgirl
shopgirl
28 July 2014

AllCastle homes – Palace Regent 12

AllCastle homes – Palace Regent 12
NSW
1, 2

It is too late. We have been in build and will be nearly one year. They have a Clause in their contract but doesn't stop family members or friends from posting on our…

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shopgirl
Jul 28, 2014 11:34 am
Melsie68
Melsie68
27 July 2014

First home builder! The Glades, Byford

First home builder! The Glades, Byford
WA

Another byforda . Yay for byford .congrates. byford builds are gettinh bigger than home group wa on here lol

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Melsie68
Jul 27, 2014 11:24 pm
Rudy
Rudy
27 July 2014

Can you suggest an alternative to alucobond please?

Can you suggest an alternative to alucobond please?

I think we finally matched that colour: Alpolic's medium bronze metallic (M9221 Medium Bronze Metallic (G30)). The sample is very close.

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Rudy
Jul 27, 2014 10:53 pm
Rudy
_lucinda
_lucinda
27 July 2014

Greenies build - moved in - pics

Greenies build - moved in - pics
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

What a lovely home you have created. It's alive, vibrant and stylish. Great job. :)

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_lucinda
Jul 27, 2014 6:30 pm
_lucinda
Ozlizz
Ozlizz
27 July 2014

Got to do this today!!!

Got to do this today!!!
NSW

If the BAL is 12.5, The risk is considered to be low. The builders charge $3,000 to $5,000 extra on top of regular construction cost. If the BAL is 19, a rough guide to…

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Ozlizz
Jul 27, 2014 12:44 pm

Hi Guys First post, great forum from what Ive seen. Intro Basically about to embark on the crazy journey of building/owning my first house. Im 24…

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jackando7
Jul 27, 2014 11:35 am
kexkez
kexkez
27 July 2014

Future proofing for external lights

Future proofing for external lights
WA

Hi we have cavity walls, (double brick)single storey, and recently had an additional external light and power point added to an outside wall. The electrician added it …

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kexkez
Jul 27, 2014 8:25 am
kexkez
SunnyBunny
SunnyBunny
26 July 2014

Gyprock or Plaster walls?

Gyprock or Plaster walls?
WA

Hi... Does anyone have any pros or cons for gyprock vs. plaster walls for interior of a double brick home? Our builder gives us the choice and we are leaning towards…

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SunnyBunny
Jul 26, 2014 11:09 pm
kats_meow
kats_meow
26 July 2014

Building with Perry Homes

Building with Perry Homes
QLD

I would recommend doing a thorough google search on the company asking for reviews (ie name of company - reviews). There are some very unhappy people out there using some builders.

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kats_meow
Jul 26, 2014 10:00 am
rocet74
rocet74
25 July 2014

Has anyone noticed problems with tiles in New House

Has anyone noticed problems with tiles in New House
NSW

Im just interested to see if anyone else has had any experience with problems with tiles in their new home? We have recently completed our build, moved in in February. …

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rocet74
Jul 25, 2014 3:50 pm
v_power
v_power
25 July 2014

250k for a new house is Sydney do-able?

250k for a new house is Sydney do-able?
NSW

Thanks guys for your input, it really does assist.

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v_power
Jul 25, 2014 11:43 am
grom40
grom40
25 July 2014

Glass splashback after handover

Glass splashback after handover
VIC

Most States will require you to have something other than just plasterboard behind the cooktop to get your occupancy permit (AKA certificate of occupancy). Obviously this…

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grom40
Jul 25, 2014 11:29 am
grom40
kellydoug
kellydoug
25 July 2014

Dandy's Redink Build :)

Dandy's Redink Build :)
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Your home looks beautiful.

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kellydoug
Jul 25, 2014 12:27 am
kellydoug
triggywiggy
triggywiggy
25 July 2014

Fist time building - Content

Fist time building - Content
WA

Thanks Triggywiggy! Did you save money by supplying your own tap ware and sink? Or would it be better to get standard taps and replace them…

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triggywiggy
Jul 25, 2014 12:20 am
triggywiggy
Seabass
Seabass
24 July 2014

Aveling build chianti modified

Aveling build chianti modified
WA
1, 2

Thanks for the well wishes ! Things have really been happening since my last post there have been people working there most days even on some of those really rainy days.…

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Seabass
Jul 24, 2014 11:41 pm
GoaMumbai
GoaMumbai
24 July 2014

Building with Urbanedge homes

Building with Urbanedge homes
VIC

Looks like no one has posted on here in a few years. How is everyones houses going after building with urbanedge? Im just about to start building the Kato 45. What did you…

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GoaMumbai
Jul 24, 2014 10:37 pm
myland
myland
24 July 2014

next stage

next stage
NSW

Hi Anyone know if any block left on Saturday or when is the next stage is going to release. Thanks

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myland
Jul 24, 2014 9:25 pm


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