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kron
kron
20 December 2014

My 1st home with Aussie Living

My 1st home with Aussie Living
WA

I'd just like to add to this, that for a period of 6-12 months there was actually a real struggle to get brickies. About 2-3 months ago, AL bought about 40 teams of…

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kron
Dec 20, 2014 1:07 am
trindy
trindy
19 December 2014

Our New House Build - Top of the Range Toowoomba

Our New House Build - Top of the Range Toowoomba
QLD

very good something to stay excited about :-) hopefully they come in lower than expected, ya never know hey

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trindy
Dec 19, 2014 10:22 pm
trindy
AvaG
AvaG
19 December 2014

Including a balcony

Including a balcony
NSW

Our neighbours have a balcony of similar dimensions, about 1m deep, and it cost them $25K. A different builder quoted the same figure when we spoke to them, almost a year ago.

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AvaG
Dec 19, 2014 9:58 pm
joea
joea
19 December 2014

First time builder... so much stress :(

First time builder... so much stress :(
SA

Agreed with ajansen. Hire an independent inspector before it's too late. A lot of horror stories on this forum.

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joea
Dec 19, 2014 2:29 pm
joea
BS12
BS12
19 December 2014

Commodore Homes 1st time build- Bushfire-- had to evecuate

Commodore Homes 1st time build- Bushfire-- had to evecuate
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Very lucky! Good to hear you, the fam and the house are safe!

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BS12
Dec 19, 2014 1:47 pm
Finnsmamma
Finnsmamma
19 December 2014

Coral Homes Bribie30- about to go to tender- tips?

Coral Homes Bribie30- about to go to tender- tips?
QLD
1, 2

I posted in the general thread, but we ended up deciding not to go with the…

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Finnsmamma
Dec 19, 2014 12:52 pm
ajansen
ajansen
19 December 2014

Building in Sheidow Park (The Park)

Building in Sheidow Park (The Park)
SA

Hi All, Just thought I would say hello! We are building in Sheidow Park ("The Park"), well hopefully will be, assuming council approval goes through! Putting this post up…

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ajansen
Dec 19, 2014 11:26 am
ajansen
ajansen
19 December 2014

Concrete Upstand?

Concrete Upstand?
SA

Hi All, We have been advised by our builder via our site plan that we need "concrete upstands" on the boundary line on 2 sides of our block of a max height of 200mm. Does…

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ajansen
Dec 19, 2014 10:42 am
pagdia
pagdia
19 December 2014

Building with Rawsons at Googong

Building with Rawsons at Googong
NSW

Is anyone building with Rawson Homes at Googong and getting tender extension fees as a penalty because CIC keep delaying the land release and…

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pagdia
Dec 19, 2014 8:41 am
alex_6169
alex_6169
19 December 2014

Moisture protection for zero lot wall against retaining wall

Moisture protection for zero lot wall against retaining wall
WA

Thanks for the response. I'll look at sealing the retaining wall in the first place as I'll lose the opportunity when the bricks go in. Will consider sealing the whole…

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alex_6169
Dec 19, 2014 1:07 am
sheffieldhunter
sheffieldhunter
18 December 2014

HELP! Does this alfresco tiling look right to you?Coral Home

HELP! Does this alfresco tiling look right to you?Coral Home
NSW
1, 2

That doesn't look completed i wouldn't be happy with that for the finish, it looks like Coral Homes have done the slab to big and didn't want to cut more tiles to make…

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sheffieldhunter
Dec 18, 2014 10:34 pm
sheffieldhunter
mansawant
mansawant
18 December 2014

Stamp duty query

Stamp duty query
NSW

Stamp duty must be paid within 3 months of exchanging the land contract. It does not take into account whether land is registered or not at the…

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mansawant
Dec 18, 2014 10:11 pm
Lorri
Lorri
18 December 2014

(TAS) Cost to build - m2

(TAS) Cost to build - m2
TAS

Hi just wondered how you got on with it all. Lorri

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Lorri
Dec 18, 2014 9:13 pm
Lorri
Polaris
Polaris
18 December 2014

Our Build with Broadway Homes

Our Build with Broadway Homes
WA

You are right, AussieMark. I just felt like venting. We have a slab. We are very happy and are going to try and visit the site over the holidays. Glad to hear you…

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Polaris
Dec 18, 2014 5:47 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
18 December 2014

ceiling heights

ceiling heights
WA

I think high ceilings really make a house. However, if your budget doesn't allow for 31 throughout, perhaps just have 31 (instead of 30) in your living areas and entrance,…

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Beazley77
Dec 18, 2014 2:31 pm
Beazley77
allycawthorn
allycawthorn
18 December 2014

Summit Homes Altitude Series - anyone building one?

Summit Homes Altitude Series - anyone building one?

Hi there, Just wondering if anyone is building a 2 storey home with Summit? I know they are new to the 2 storey market and have 'Masterwall' upper storey (different to…

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allycawthorn
Dec 18, 2014 12:31 pm
Team PD
Team PD
18 December 2014

Christmas office and display hours

Christmas office and display hours
VIC

Hi all, Christmas is fast approaching so I thought I would let you know about our office and display hours over the Christmas break! Our offices will be closed from…

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Team PD
Dec 18, 2014 11:21 am
Team PD
sofia14
sofia14
17 December 2014

ASPIRI VS. NEWHAVEN

ASPIRI VS. NEWHAVEN
WA

The housing market is pretty stagnant at the moment. The land price seems to have reached its max point. I haven't seen them increase the price for few releases now and…

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sofia14
Dec 17, 2014 9:56 pm
_lucinda
_lucinda
17 December 2014

Simonds Sierra in Hillcrest

Simonds Sierra in Hillcrest
QLD

Some things are meant to happen. The more places you live in before building, the more you will be sure of what you want. And you will have a great time renovating and…

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_lucinda
Dec 17, 2014 7:59 pm
_lucinda
dexx
dexx
17 December 2014

Recommend demolition company Perth

Recommend demolition company Perth
WA

Whats a typical cost to demolish a 3x1 brick and tile house and clear+level the lot (including minor trees/bushes 3m tall)? Assume no asbestos.

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dexx
Dec 17, 2014 4:18 pm
Burnsfirsttime
Burnsfirsttime
17 December 2014

45 working days to commence question

45 working days to commence question
WA

Knowing your builder I would adjust your thinking anyway. Yours is a big home and I would go with around 30 weeks from slab down to handover. How many extra days does…

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Burnsfirsttime
Dec 17, 2014 3:44 pm
Burnsfirsttime
archetto
archetto
17 December 2014

Floorboards

Floorboards
NSW

Our house is no where near done yet but my partner is doing it and has done a few timber floors before and is a carpenter by trade, I think the only spot we may not do…

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archetto
Dec 17, 2014 2:56 pm
archetto
Wandin Valley
Wandin Valley
17 December 2014

Timber Flooring options - so confused

Timber Flooring options - so confused
NSW

Agreed with Wandin. Nothing beats a solid timber floor that is sanded and polished in situ. We are going ironbark where the labour to install is…

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Wandin Valley
Dec 17, 2014 1:59 am
Wandin Valley
DG85
DG85
16 December 2014

Landscaping a new house

Landscaping a new house
NSW

Am interested in contacts for reasonably priced landscapers in Sydney. Thanks

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DG85
Dec 16, 2014 8:26 pm
DG85
sheffieldhunter
sheffieldhunter
16 December 2014

What Deals have people negotiated with major builders

What Deals have people negotiated with major builders
NSW

Well so far we managed to get about 3K even though I still consider we are way overpaying builders markup just interested to find out what other people have managed to get…

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sheffieldhunter
Dec 16, 2014 11:23 am
sheffieldhunter
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
16 December 2014

Our custom build - Lake Macquarie - Newcastle NSW - *concept

Our custom build - Lake Macquarie - Newcastle NSW - *concept
NSW

We have seen the architect yesterday and are really happy with the plan he put forth. It's far better than anything we were looking at before, although different. I am…

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Leksie5000
Dec 16, 2014 10:22 am
Beazley77
Beazley77
16 December 2014

$149 for LED downlight vs installing batten light point

$149 for LED downlight vs installing batten light point
VIC

Yes. Your builder will install one light, as an older fashioned batten light fitting (stocked down from ceiling), and if you're lucky you might even get one of those ugly…

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Beazley77
Dec 16, 2014 12:14 am
Beazley77
nestaxu
nestaxu
15 December 2014

Why does Henley do 2720mm ceiling height instead of 2740mm?

Why does Henley do 2720mm ceiling height instead of 2740mm?
VIC

Sorry must have updated their current inclusions. Have u tried asking ur sales person and see if they can throw it in for free or…

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nestaxu
Dec 15, 2014 11:11 pm
bpratt
bpratt
15 December 2014

Need help, crimsafe or ducted air conditioning???

Need help, crimsafe or ducted air conditioning???
WA

Like dannislade said, go split systems for the same reason. I've gone that way myself. Depending upon your location, you may find evaporative effectively useless. If…

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bpratt
Dec 15, 2014 10:50 pm
sebeva
sebeva
14 December 2014

Building House in Proserpine, QLD - a newbie!

Building House in Proserpine, QLD - a newbie!
QLD

Really like your plans dalemengel, well done! Nice living and patio area :) We are about to start as well. The paperwork is getting done right now and we do have the colour…

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sebeva
Dec 14, 2014 8:43 pm
sebeva
Ru2014
Ru2014
14 December 2014

Simonds Sanctuary in Brisbane- Frame/Doors/Windows Delivered

Simonds Sanctuary in Brisbane- Frame/Doors/Windows Delivered
QLD

Frame, Doors and Windows were delivered Tuesday 9 Dec and up to today they are still laying on the ground, hope the weather holds this week so they can do framing before…

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Ru2014
Dec 14, 2014 5:07 pm
PEARZ
PEARZ
14 December 2014

Land in The Boulevard Berwick

Land in The Boulevard Berwick
VIC
1, 2

Hey anyone currently building in new stages? My hubby noticed a truck the other night reversing onto one of the land looks like one of henleys and they were loading…

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PEARZ
Dec 14, 2014 4:37 pm
PEARZ
natlyn
natlyn
14 December 2014

Why is Beechwood so cheap? (Sydney)

Why is Beechwood so cheap? (Sydney)
NSW

Hi, Currently looking to build and went to Homeworld last week for some price lists. We're really just looking for a roof over our heads -…

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natlyn
Dec 14, 2014 9:08 am
natlyn
MrBee
MrBee
14 December 2014

hiding padmount st'n? does it hurt re-sale?

hiding padmount st'n? does it hurt re-sale?
NSW

This is usually to do with the subdivision due to the new eletrical grid they need a new sub station so the developers give a small part of land as an easement to the…

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MrBee
Dec 14, 2014 8:54 am
MrBee
dann
dann
14 December 2014

Waterford County, Chisholm - Who else is there

Waterford County, Chisholm - Who else is there
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

The website says that it should be fully open the end of 2016.. So I would assume that next year the construction will start. Anyone else here building in the new region…

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dann
Dec 14, 2014 8:03 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
14 December 2014

Midland brick - Tammin, York or other?

Midland brick - Tammin, York or other?
WA

I think by grooves that you mean the wire cuts? I like them, I think it adds character, so that's no problem for me. So I'm a bit prejudiced about answering your…

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Treeseachanger
Dec 14, 2014 12:59 am
13Jack
13Jack
13 December 2014

Is it true that prices go down more in January?

Is it true that prices go down more in January?
VIC

Christmas rush and Boxing Day I don't think so. You're better off waiting till the end of Jan or early new year. If the shops didn't have a good…

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13Jack
Dec 13, 2014 8:10 pm
louistherat
louistherat
13 December 2014

new home on a slope block

new home on a slope block
QLD

Where are you building?

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louistherat
Dec 13, 2014 4:58 pm
sliick
sliick
12 December 2014

Independent vs volume builder?

Independent vs volume builder?
VIC

I know two people who built with independent builders recommended by their architects. Both builders went bankrupt and they had a long battle to get insurance to cover the…

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sliick
Dec 12, 2014 8:55 pm
sliick
Atadamcooper
Atadamcooper
12 December 2014

Building to lockup

Building to lockup
WA

HI anyone that can help out there currently getting plans drawn up at the moment. Wanting to know how I can go about getting a loan to get a builder to build my house to…

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Atadamcooper
Dec 12, 2014 7:30 pm
JnSWILLOWDALE
JnSWILLOWDALE
12 December 2014

Willowdale, Leppington

Willowdale, Leppington
NSW

Hi mate, there is a willowdale forum which would prob be able to give you more answers. I bought in stage one and I'm sure ours is low risk .

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JnSWILLOWDALE
Dec 12, 2014 4:30 pm
MezMaz71
MezMaz71
12 December 2014

Anyone Building with Silkwood Dream

Anyone Building with Silkwood Dream
VIC

Hi everyone Have done a couple searches on here and read all reviews on line about this builder. Has anyone built with them recently? I mean in the last 12…

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MezMaz71
Dec 12, 2014 11:59 am
B STAR
B STAR
12 December 2014

Colourbond roof worth $7k extra over polish concrete tiles?

Colourbond roof worth $7k extra over polish concrete tiles?
NSW
1, 2, 3

The misting I noticed comes from the valleys when you have horizontal rain or there about. It was very interesting. No I must concede this house was a two storey home in…

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B STAR
Dec 12, 2014 8:00 am
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Saint Mike
Dec 12, 2014 7:49 am
Saint Mike
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MyH1Login
Dec 12, 2014 1:19 am
MyH1Login
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Hootie
Dec 11, 2014 6:25 pm
Hootie
Forg
Forg
11 December 2014

Private certification

Private certification
NSW

^ I agree with that; and we did the same with the CDC guidelines (I think the document is "A Guide to Complying Development", make sure to Google-up the latest though as…

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Forg
Dec 11, 2014 3:47 pm
justlearning
justlearning
11 December 2014

31c ceilings and 28c doors?

31c ceilings and 28c doors?
WA

We went with 28c doors throughout. From the display homes we walked through we felt it made them feel more spacious. I can't remember exact costs but I don't think it was…

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justlearning
Dec 11, 2014 1:22 am
justlearning


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