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Thanks for the reply. It's a plug in rangehood. We had some drama with the installation and had someone who works for Bosch come out and take a look (family member).…

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kailie86
Jul 24, 2014 9:12 pm
whzzz28
whzzz28
24 July 2014

Quote from a builder - suggestions

Quote from a builder - suggestions
QLD

Be wary of Stylemaster "free" tenders. I originally was going to be building with them - my free tender was quite a bit off in terms of cost compared to the contract cost.…

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whzzz28
Jul 24, 2014 7:06 pm
dannislade
dannislade
24 July 2014

Signing building contract before land registration

Signing building contract before land registration
NSW

depends on who your builder is. some will start the process and get everything ready so when the title is out they start building straight away (really good if land…

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dannislade
Jul 24, 2014 7:02 pm
jade1989
jade1989
24 July 2014

First house

First house
QLD

Struggling with selecting colours for the house any suggestions would be awesome. See link attached. http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a58 ... 6olcbf.png

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jade1989
Jul 24, 2014 5:58 pm
Prescott_Build
Prescott_Build
24 July 2014

BEIGE ASH RENDER COLOUR

BEIGE ASH RENDER COLOUR
NSW

We have a basalt colourbond roof and we are getting pale coloured (I forget the exact shade but some shade of white/beige) weatherboard style cladding on our facade. We…

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Prescott_Build
Jul 24, 2014 5:30 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
24 July 2014

Building Yale 2500 by Burbank, Victoria

Building Yale 2500 by Burbank, Victoria
VIC

Hope your living areas are at the front of the house then ;) otherwise your living areas realy are getting south east sun, which is early on and then non existent for the…

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Ponzu
Jul 24, 2014 2:59 pm
BillyD
BillyD
24 July 2014

Landscaping, Gardening for New House

Landscaping, Gardening for New House
VIC

Thanks for that :) new to this forum so finding my way around it. cheers Hi Nab there is an Outdoor Living forum if you scroll down a bit…

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BillyD
Jul 24, 2014 2:50 pm
mrpatto
mrpatto
24 July 2014

Tender and Contract - how detailed does it need to be

Tender and Contract - how detailed does it need to be

I'm in the same boat. Full customised home and I just got a tender and it's not specific enough. Hopefully the real signed tender will be more descriptive. For example we…

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mrpatto
Jul 24, 2014 9:17 am
DoubleDutch
DoubleDutch
24 July 2014

Advise needed on slab/footing!

Advise needed on slab/footing!
VIC
1, 2, 3

@ brb_654 Are you sure you will not get a building expert involved? Even if a builder does everything according…

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DoubleDutch
Jul 24, 2014 8:22 am
kavehman
kavehman
24 July 2014

Building a disability/ wheelchair purpose built house

Building a disability/ wheelchair purpose built house
NSW

have you had a look at sekisui ? They seem to build a lot of there houses to be adaptable to special needs.

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kavehman
Jul 24, 2014 8:17 am
mlb
mlb
23 July 2014

Jindalee - New Build - Switch Homes

Jindalee - New Build - Switch Homes
WA

Well after trying to get most in at PPA we still had a hefty pre-start bill! We upgraded a lot including: changed the roof tile profile, added sarking to the roof,…

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mlb
Jul 23, 2014 11:41 pm
mlb
joe1215
joe1215
23 July 2014

Build First home SA

Build First home SA
SA

Thanks for the replies, i have some idea about it now.

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joe1215
Jul 23, 2014 7:38 pm
mgilla
mgilla
23 July 2014

Is this OK?? half filled piers

Is this OK?? half filled piers
NSW

Thats fine, they will simply fill them when they pour the slab. It wont affect anything in relation to the slab.

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mgilla
Jul 23, 2014 6:53 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
23 July 2014

Suggestions/opinions on new plan

Suggestions/opinions on new plan

An interesting plan, but as others have said, having north facing living areas will be much more comfortable to live in & will reduce energy bills. The alfresco shades…

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ddarroch
Jul 23, 2014 4:49 pm
Jase_Dave
Jase_Dave
23 July 2014

First build - Silkwood Mount Cotton

First build - Silkwood Mount Cotton
QLD

Yeah our back fence was all done and sitting on top of the pre-done retaining wall by Silkwood as well so that's a good sign! haha yep the initial wait can be exhausting…

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Jase_Dave
Jul 23, 2014 2:06 pm
Jase_Dave
joannek
joannek
22 July 2014

New build independent inspections

New build independent inspections
VIC
1, 2

In my contract it says we can't retain the money due to defects identified. It also says they must be given the opportunity to fix said defects.

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joannek
Jul 22, 2014 10:55 pm
SoFrench
SoFrench
22 July 2014

First time builders trying to decide on a builder

First time builders trying to decide on a builder
WA
1, 2

Hi Pink, Received your private message but it won't let me respond as I am too new to the forum. Our rep is Ryan. We signed up in January to lock in our Monte Carlo…

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SoFrench
Jul 22, 2014 9:58 pm
SoFrench
RoseN
RoseN
22 July 2014

Building our first home -- HELP!!

Building our first home -- HELP!!
VIC

Hey kkphilly93 Have a look of my electricals and entertainment doors on my building thread viewtopic.php?f=31&t=72422&p=1206987#p1206987 extra downlights are around…

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RoseN
Jul 22, 2014 9:49 pm
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
22 July 2014

Overhead Wires

Overhead Wires
NSW

Ah if it's Optus then yes, give them a call and ask them to relocate the wires as they are too low and interfering with access to your property. You should find them…

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Bluesuede
Jul 22, 2014 6:33 pm
Bluesuede
Jays
Jays
22 July 2014

Recommendations for homes designed around rearward views?

Recommendations for homes designed around rearward views?
WA

I'm on the journey with cedar homes down the road in bedfordale. Give peter Oakley a call there and have a chat about your needs/ideas. Worst case they can't help or it's…

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Jays
Jul 22, 2014 6:17 pm
Panda_AU
Panda_AU
22 July 2014

Bon's Monte Carlo with McD Jones - painting, kitchen ETC!!

Bon's Monte Carlo with McD Jones - painting, kitchen ETC!!
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Bon I've just stumbled across your post I'm in the early stages of building the Monte Carlo elite Based on your experience building the house is there any tips…

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Panda_AU
Jul 22, 2014 6:16 pm
indio1
indio1
22 July 2014

external colours- Dale Alcock Vespa display home

external colours- Dale Alcock Vespa display home
WA

Hi Guys, Just wondering if anyone out there knows what the external paint colours are on the Dale Alcock display home in Catalina, Clarkson, The Vespa? I really love the…

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indio1
Jul 22, 2014 12:25 pm
HomebuyersCentre1
HomebuyersCentre1
22 July 2014

Upgrades

Upgrades
WA

Hi Nikocs, My name is Adrienne from Homebuyers WA. If you are building with us, our Customer Support Team will be able to provide information about upgrade prices. You…

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HomebuyersCentre1
Jul 22, 2014 10:40 am
HomebuyersCentre1
Forg
Forg
22 July 2014

Just started building and soil removal costs?

Just started building and soil removal costs?
QLD

Most of the stuff they have only guessed at, and haven't costed…

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Forg
Jul 22, 2014 7:46 am
BMWorld
BMWorld
22 July 2014

WIR or BIR?

WIR or BIR?
WA

Thanks, I totally agree with WIR provided you have space otherwise BIR would make more sense and I suspect would be much cheaper as less bricks would be required?

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BMWorld
Jul 22, 2014 3:46 am
BMWorld
Echo
Echo
21 July 2014

After handover List

After handover List
WA

Things that cost $ after Handover Home/ Contents Insurance Spare sets of keys cut Soakwells Soap Holders/Dispensers Dishwasher Floorboards Painting Interior…

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Echo
Jul 21, 2014 11:11 pm
Echo
aussiebloke
aussiebloke
21 July 2014

Selandra Rise, Clyde North

Selandra Rise, Clyde North
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi everyone, just wondering if the Facebook group is still active? I requested to join a few days ago but…

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aussiebloke
Jul 21, 2014 10:50 pm
rhi3384
rhi3384
21 July 2014

Hard wood floor installer and sander Baldivis???

Hard wood floor installer and sander Baldivis???
WA

Just wondering if anyone has recently used a hardwood installer and if they were any good? We have ordered our wood but unfortunately they cant install it for another 7…

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rhi3384
Jul 21, 2014 10:07 pm
kellys-new-home
kellys-new-home
21 July 2014

landscaping plans

landscaping plans
NSW

hi all, I got a call from the building company today and they said I need to have a rough copy of how im going to have my landscaping done, and to just add where im having…

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kellys-new-home
Jul 21, 2014 9:32 pm
Kels92
Kels92
21 July 2014

Our First House Silkwood Mount Cotton QLD

Our First House Silkwood Mount Cotton QLD
QLD

Hi there! My partner and I are currently looking to build in the Silkwood estate stage 11! Do you have any tips or advice for us? We are also looking to build on the top…

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Kels92
Jul 21, 2014 8:03 pm
Kels92
Kaylz
Kaylz
21 July 2014

Monte Carlo, Home Group WA-Corimbia - Moved in!!

Monte Carlo, Home Group WA-Corimbia - Moved in!!
WA
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Oh My gosh, i just stumbled across your thread. I know this is a few months later, but i'm really curious to hear how everything is going now??? I'm also worried, as we…

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Kaylz
Jul 21, 2014 5:19 pm
Tbags
Tbags
20 July 2014

Anyone building with boutique homes at allura?

Anyone building with boutique homes at allura?
VIC

We have bought a piece of land at truganina and considering boutique homes. Would greatly welcome any tips or suggestions.…

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Tbags
Jul 20, 2014 9:12 pm
Tbags
LR1980
LR1980
20 July 2014

Who has a Dark Roof and Dark garage door?

Who has a Dark Roof and Dark garage door?
NSW

Thank you. Looks good. I think the lighter windows help too.

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LR1980
Jul 20, 2014 8:44 pm
Shahin A
Shahin A
20 July 2014

4 townhouses w/ Basement

4 townhouses w/ Basement
NSW

Hi Guys, I have got a site in castle hill which is DA and CC approved for a 4 x 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouses. The townhouses are 3 level (top floor is an attic…

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Shahin A
Jul 20, 2014 5:20 pm
worktime
worktime
20 July 2014

Finally finished with Clarendon, 12 months! pics inside

Finally finished with Clarendon, 12 months! pics inside
1, 2

Just on the above note - for anyone considering Nick Scali furniture (and you have obviously had a better experience than us) DONT!! The quality and…

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worktime
Jul 20, 2014 5:02 pm
worktime

And some more of our tap that my FIL moved and secured today for…

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Heyzy
Jul 20, 2014 2:30 pm
Heyzy
Jowindsor
Jowindsor
20 July 2014

Anyone Building with Alkira/Montgomery/Widsdom/Kurmond/WDC ?

Anyone Building with Alkira/Montgomery/Widsdom/Kurmond/WDC ?
NSW

Hi Everyone, Hope all doing great :) We are getting tenders to build our home in The Ponds and I am just popping in to see if anyone building in Ponds and using any of the…

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Jowindsor
Jul 20, 2014 1:44 pm
BuildingNewHome
BuildingNewHome
20 July 2014

Homestead Homes, Sydney - Reviews please

Homestead Homes, Sydney - Reviews please
NSW

Has anyone built with Homestead Homes, Sydney? http://www.homesteadhomes.com.au If you have built with them, we would love to hear your…

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BuildingNewHome
Jul 20, 2014 1:03 pm
BuildingNewHome
joey2014
joey2014
20 July 2014

Lime in concrete

Lime in concrete
WA

My slab was poured on a rainning day, the grano worker placed brickies grey which contains lime in it. It is 50% mix of lime and cement. I known that you should not use…

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joey2014
Jul 20, 2014 11:19 am
SteveD
SteveD
20 July 2014

Asking builders tradies to do extra work.

Asking builders tradies to do extra work.
WA

Thanks everyone. Wow- interesting! Our builder is very firm on not allowing any other tradies on site during the build - which I can…

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SteveD
Jul 20, 2014 9:46 am
BuildingNewHome
BuildingNewHome
19 July 2014

Horizon Homes Reviews - Has anyone built with Horizon Homes?

Horizon Homes Reviews - Has anyone built with Horizon Homes?
NSW

Has anyone built with Horizon Homes? http://www.horizon-homes.com.au If you have built with them, we would love to hear your experience…

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BuildingNewHome
Jul 19, 2014 6:21 pm
BuildingNewHome
BuildingNewHome
BuildingNewHome
19 July 2014

Anyone built with Horizon Homes or Corrion Homes?

Anyone built with Horizon Homes or Corrion Homes?
NSW

Dear bignewadventure We have just started too and also considering Horizon Homes. May I ask if you went with them, if yes how did you go? If not, who you ended up…

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BuildingNewHome
Jul 19, 2014 6:18 pm
BuildingNewHome
nuno
nuno
19 July 2014

Anyone Building Fortitude 37 in VIC?

Anyone Building Fortitude 37 in VIC?
VIC

Yes I am in Melbourne's West. Although it became the Fortitude 41 when the plans were finalized.

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nuno
Jul 19, 2014 2:39 pm
fmac
fmac
19 July 2014

Building with Dale Alcock in Ashby - Roof & Electrics!!

Building with Dale Alcock in Ashby - Roof & Electrics!!
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

How is the build going?! Yeah we are in Pearsall and I drive along Pinjar road everyday for work. Watching the houses go up :)

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fmac
Jul 19, 2014 2:07 pm
myland
myland
19 July 2014

Elara

Elara
NSW

Anyone know how they are making priority no because if 50 people are clicking at Register Now in the 1st second, then how they can make who is the first. They have any…

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myland
Jul 19, 2014 9:40 am
[emmakay]
[emmakay]
19 July 2014

Plantation / Henley build timeframes?

Plantation / Henley build timeframes?
QLD

Awesome, great to hear good feedback! Yeah we have had a lot of delays in the lead up time.. Hopefully all goes smoothly and quickly now

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[emmakay]
Jul 19, 2014 8:37 am
Bel and Joe
Bel and Joe
18 July 2014

Help with our Budget Please!

Help with our Budget Please!
WA

And blinds the cheapest quote we have had is about $7500.

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Bel and Joe
Jul 18, 2014 11:58 pm


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