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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
D_rail
D_rail
25 October 2014

Timber Look Ceramic Tile Stockists in Perth

Timber Look Ceramic Tile Stockists in Perth
WA

Approximately the same as rectified tiles we've been told. We also saw them at Premier tiles and…

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D_rail
Oct 25, 2014 12:41 am
Melsie68
Melsie68
24 October 2014

Final inspection tomorrow

Final inspection tomorrow
WA

My advice to you dont let them say we will come back after you move in and fix it . They will take forever .

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Melsie68
Oct 24, 2014 4:19 pm
Mister Tee
Mister Tee
24 October 2014

Ezyclip Fencing cost at Vermont

Ezyclip Fencing cost at Vermont
NSW

looking back at the invoice my neighbour got in March this year....works out to be around $77 per metre for fencing. (gates, sleepers etc are extra costs) Approx cost for…

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Mister Tee
Oct 24, 2014 12:58 pm
dannislade
dannislade
23 October 2014

HELP Please! I can't decide on exterior colours

HELP Please! I can't decide on exterior colours
WA

ive choosen a paint selection like yours so would love to see pics too, here is mine: windows: white roof/garge: colourbond surfmist feature render: fossile…

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dannislade
Oct 23, 2014 8:01 pm
sim_r32
sim_r32
23 October 2014

Building with Porter Davis

Building with Porter Davis
VIC

One is possibly the vent from the rangehood on single stories it's an upgrade I believe, standard in double story. The other I'm not too sure possibly from the toilet or…

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sim_r32
Oct 23, 2014 3:37 pm
steady_eddy91
steady_eddy91
23 October 2014

Settlers Estate - Werrington NSW

Settlers Estate - Werrington NSW
NSW

Does anyone have any info on Settler's Estate, Werrington NSW?? Unlike other estates, this place has no website, and all the sales seem to be through agents listed on…

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steady_eddy91
Oct 23, 2014 2:33 pm
rad33m
rad33m
23 October 2014

CHOOSING BETWEEN ICHIJO OR RAWSON HOMES

CHOOSING BETWEEN ICHIJO OR RAWSON HOMES
NSW

Hi All, Firstly thanks for the add to this amazing forum. We are planning to build on the water in the Sutherland Shire. We are looking at approx 42-45 sq home on a flat…

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rad33m
Oct 23, 2014 2:21 pm
becksyfreemo
becksyfreemo
23 October 2014

Celebration Homes - Solandri

Celebration Homes - Solandri
WA

We are building the Landon with the Sol elevation :) I've looked at the solandri floor plan and in some ways its kind of similar... but I suppose you could say that about a…

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becksyfreemo
Oct 23, 2014 11:25 am
Forg
Forg
23 October 2014

Eden Brae

Eden Brae
NSW

Just as a general comment, and without knowing either design nor what're available as inclusions, Eden Brae targets a more "luxo" market than Clarendon. I would expect to…

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Forg
Oct 23, 2014 10:47 am
DG85
DG85
23 October 2014

Main bedroom Highlight window

Main bedroom Highlight window
NSW

Thanks rmj - yeah that's how the plans look- the window is centred with where the bed will go however the wi nDow is off centre in the room and I'm worried it will look silly

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DG85
Oct 23, 2014 8:54 am
DG85
[[Sapphire]]
[[Sapphire]]
23 October 2014

Anyone else had one of these things on their land? (Drain)

Anyone else had one of these things on their land? (Drain)
VIC

From your other post that I read, it sounded like your builder is doing your deck is this right? As I thought they would have told you about not being able to build over…

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[[Sapphire]]
Oct 23, 2014 8:09 am
TomCat
TomCat
22 October 2014

Moving An Electrical/Gas Meter

Moving An Electrical/Gas Meter
WA

The builder should understand compliance if its a state law. We are on a corner too. Our garage is on opposite side of the corner. We have a 1 metre path between garage…

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TomCat
Oct 22, 2014 9:52 pm
TomCat
Balbriggan
Balbriggan
22 October 2014

Suggest a project home builder in Brisbane

Suggest a project home builder in Brisbane
QLD

PM Sent. Ours is flat but house has to be off the ground.

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Balbriggan
Oct 22, 2014 4:49 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
22 October 2014

Anyone build with Botanic Homes ?

Anyone build with Botanic Homes ?
VIC

Hi rubberman0404, There are quite a few if you type in Botanic Homes in Search below, Leonardo_23

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Leonardo_23
Oct 22, 2014 12:00 am
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
21 October 2014

Average Brick work

Average Brick work
WA

Hi mchauhan, Yes indeed. The builder often gets to virtual lock-up before the brickies have done the garage, so the framing of the garage roof often lags well behind.…

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Leonardo_23
Oct 21, 2014 11:25 pm
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[[Sapphire]]
Oct 21, 2014 10:45 pm
babyduck
babyduck
21 October 2014

Pre-lim plans

Pre-lim plans
NSW

Thanks

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babyduck
Oct 21, 2014 9:48 pm
Dukecaddy
Dukecaddy
21 October 2014

Slab being laid and next door neighbour demolishing....

Slab being laid and next door neighbour demolishing....
WA

Have they already commenced the demolishing? Usually they take several days stripping the place out of salvageable items such as roof timbers and floorboards etc, and only…

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Dukecaddy
Oct 21, 2014 7:22 pm
Dukecaddy
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butterbing
Oct 21, 2014 7:07 pm
butterbing
cornellengineers
cornellengineers
21 October 2014

M to MD class slab

M to MD class slab
VIC

Sounds funny. M-D is a soil classification in areas of deep seated movement - ie extremes in seasonal moisture. It has nothing to do with flood risk. Ask your soil tester…

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cornellengineers
Oct 21, 2014 4:29 pm
cornellengineers
gunny
gunny
21 October 2014

Brisbane City Council Site Cover

Brisbane City Council Site Cover
QLD

Thanks Mitch. That's probably why I can't…

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gunny
Oct 21, 2014 4:16 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
21 October 2014

New Home Missing Downpipe and Damaged Timber frame..any help

New Home Missing Downpipe and Damaged Timber frame..any help
VIC

I have found few issues: Below items are not as per the engineering drawings 1. Down Pipe is missing 2. The Frame is not done properly in the…

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Saint Mike
Oct 21, 2014 4:14 pm
Saint Mike
Burnsfirsttime
Burnsfirsttime
21 October 2014

First time builders! With Plunkett Homes. Lots of questions!

First time builders! With Plunkett Homes. Lots of questions!
WA

I've not seen many Plunkett builders on here... We all might be able to answer your questions if you give us a bit more info about yourself and perhaps a pic of your plan?

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Burnsfirsttime
Oct 21, 2014 11:10 am
Burnsfirsttime
DanW2014
DanW2014
21 October 2014

Site works quote of $62K

Site works quote of $62K
WA

Hi bmckinlay91, What suburb are you building in?

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DanW2014
Oct 21, 2014 12:16 am
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
21 October 2014

Anchor wire down my bedroom wall

Anchor wire down my bedroom wall
WA

Hi happyhouse, A little confused... is it a tie-down cable... and vertical? Have you a metal roof? If so its for wind resistance probably. A photo or two might help Leonardo_23

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Leonardo_23
Oct 21, 2014 12:14 am
[[Sapphire]]
[[Sapphire]]
20 October 2014

Building my first house

Building my first house
VIC

Hey just wondering what you ended up choosing :)? We were in the same boat, I've always wanted a double story & with how small the land lots are these days it meant we…

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[[Sapphire]]
Oct 20, 2014 10:42 pm
Cristyandpercy1
Cristyandpercy1
20 October 2014

Building the Daydream 32 with Coral Homes

Building the Daydream 32 with Coral Homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

How's it all coming CatherineandMark? Have you guys starting your colour chooses etc?

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Cristyandpercy1
Oct 20, 2014 2:30 pm
archetto
archetto
20 October 2014

Ben Trager pre-start - conduit, down lights and fans

Ben Trager pre-start - conduit, down lights and fans
WA

Just ask them to do the bare minimum if you're worried about being over charged and get them done after, that is what we have done, we've only upgraded items that are…

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archetto
Oct 20, 2014 1:14 pm
archetto
splash-back78
splash-back78
20 October 2014

Confused about colorbond as exterior render colour

Confused about colorbond as exterior render colour
WA

Thank you, Shambini..I hope it's still alright to change our render colours as we've already signed our prestart variations.

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splash-back78
Oct 20, 2014 1:00 pm
engs
engs
20 October 2014

Investment build - Huntingdale WA

Investment build - Huntingdale WA
WA

Haven't really had much of an update on this. Just sorting out our final drawings and waiting for the council to approve the zoning change. It's all happening a bit…

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engs
Oct 20, 2014 12:20 pm
engs


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