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salamancaNSW15
salamancaNSW15
26 March 2015

Metricon Build Salamanca 37

Metricon Build Salamanca 37
NSW

Hi all Has anyone used a demo company to do the cut and fill of land before handing over to Metricon? We are doing a knockdown rebuild however the cut and fill costs are…

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salamancaNSW15
Mar 26, 2015 10:57 am
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Tonk
Mar 26, 2015 12:47 am
Tonk
HENLEY-MAINVUE
HENLEY-MAINVUE
25 March 2015

Building with MainVue - Amalfi432

Building with MainVue - Amalfi432
VIC

How is the build coming along if I can ask?

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HENLEY-MAINVUE
Mar 25, 2015 10:39 pm
HENLEY-MAINVUE
Home Group WA
Home Group WA
25 March 2015

First home build with HGWA in Mandurah

First home build with HGWA in Mandurah
WA
1, 2

Hey Scott_Michelle, I just found this thread and I am posting to let you know I've subscribed :) Please PM me if you need help getting in touch with the right people at…

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Home Group WA
Mar 25, 2015 11:48 am
Home Group WA
Echo
Echo
24 March 2015

Knockdown and rebuild without planning permit, possible?

Knockdown and rebuild without planning permit, possible?
VIC

Harsh JB1 very harsh But accurate Kremlin has a demo company that must have used its own surveyor and lodged all applications to council on their behalf for demo…

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Echo
Mar 24, 2015 9:47 pm
Echo
homerun2oran
homerun2oran
24 March 2015

Oran park rear setback regulation

Oran park rear setback regulation
NSW

I concur with what Stokes_43 has said. 4m is the minimum setback required now if you wish to have $5,000 rebate from OPT.

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homerun2oran
Mar 24, 2015 8:25 pm
Forg
Forg
24 March 2015

Interior wall & ceiling painting - Need for primer?

Interior wall & ceiling painting - Need for primer?
VIC

I just Googled to see what an answer might be ... and came up which…

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Forg
Mar 24, 2015 5:41 pm
finallybuilding
finallybuilding
24 March 2015

Building In Aspiri Piara Waters

Building In Aspiri Piara Waters
WA
1, 2

Hey Guys, Just restarting this thread. We've just bought a land in Aspiri and waiting on titles now. I'm guessing most of you have moved in. Hope to hear from the rest of…

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finallybuilding
Mar 24, 2015 4:02 pm
tigertails
tigertails
24 March 2015

Help! How much should power line tiger tail tagging cost??

Help! How much should power line tiger tail tagging cost??
NSW

Hi , My name is Peter and I work for Sydney Tiger Tails (Part of the Australian Power Services Group) If anyone has any questions in relation to Tiger Tails I am happy to…

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tigertails
Mar 24, 2015 2:32 pm
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vikramgiridhar
Mar 24, 2015 1:50 pm
whzzz28
whzzz28
24 March 2015

Coral Homes Marcoola 30 info

Coral Homes Marcoola 30 info
QLD

Also check the kitchen - in some displays they have working designs and lists of inclusions in a booklet in the kitchen somewhere. Sometimes its hiding in draws. Some…

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whzzz28
Mar 24, 2015 12:04 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
24 March 2015

What's in your maintenance list !

What's in your maintenance list !
VIC

Your best bet is to google "Handover Inspection" or "PCI Checklist". There is a huge repository of info and previously answered questions. As for two items that we didn't…

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Adam.M
Mar 24, 2015 11:40 am
Aleshia92
Aleshia92
24 March 2015

PGH bricks- sorbetto and slate

PGH bricks- sorbetto and slate
NSW

Hi, who has used sorbetto or slate bricks, can you put pictures up please? Thanks :)

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Aleshia92
Mar 24, 2015 9:40 am
ddarroch
ddarroch
23 March 2015

Upstairs Living Reverse Living Truganina

Upstairs Living Reverse Living Truganina
VIC

From an energy efficiency perspective upstairs living makes a lot of sense. In winter, as heat rises, upstairs living areas will be warmer & more comfortable than…

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ddarroch
Mar 23, 2015 6:54 pm
wally97
wally97
23 March 2015

Folding arm awning

Folding arm awning
VIC

I thought of installing a folding arm awning in the backyard in lieu of an alfresco. Appreciate any feedback on this.

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wally97
Mar 23, 2015 6:26 pm
Jese Norriss
Jese Norriss
23 March 2015

Barkly 29 Inspection Request

Barkly 29 Inspection Request
QLD

I'm in Brisbane and I'd love to see a Barkly 29 too. Have you spoken to someone in sales at Metricon? We gave them our details as they have a…

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Jese Norriss
Mar 23, 2015 5:18 pm
laurina
laurina
23 March 2015

Best builder for Laurina

Best builder for Laurina
NSW

Laurina is the new estate in Harrington Grove, will be registered May 2015

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laurina
Mar 23, 2015 4:44 pm
jul33m1
jul33m1
23 March 2015

Painting

Painting
NSW

When we spoke to Coral homes painter we asked if he spray painted the first coat and he told us that he personally rolled all 3 coats( however it's up to the individual…

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jul33m1
Mar 23, 2015 4:28 pm
Chaton
Chaton
23 March 2015

Can anyone suggest a 4 bed 2 bath design that suits us?

Can anyone suggest a 4 bed 2 bath design that suits us?
QLD

We checked out the Talbot 28 display in Narangba and we are in love! We're still giving the Barkly 29 some thought as its much cheaper with additional outdoor and study…

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Chaton
Mar 23, 2015 3:11 pm
Chaton
Boesman
Boesman
23 March 2015

Trinity Alkimos WA - Siteworks Cost?

Trinity Alkimos WA - Siteworks Cost?
WA

Hi MalSannie We ended up getting it done by the builder. Some of the builders were a bit over the top with their estimates. One quoted us roughly $20k. I think our…

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Boesman
Mar 23, 2015 11:16 am
Boesman
dojrude
dojrude
23 March 2015

Greenvale Gardens - Land Valuation

Greenvale Gardens - Land Valuation
VIC

My land came back spot on. It was adding the house the caused us issues as all of a sudden the bank valued the whole package at $50K less than what we were…

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dojrude
Mar 23, 2015 11:11 am
jenathome
jenathome
23 March 2015

Building next to investment properties and fencing

Building next to investment properties and fencing
VIC

Hi dav0j, It really does depend on the builder. Some builders just install the fencing and include it in the turnkey price. They just want to get it done and don't want…

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jenathome
Mar 23, 2015 9:20 am
jenathome
Stewie D
Stewie D
23 March 2015

agi drain?

agi drain?
VIC

And then the bare pipe is covered by soil directly. Is that the way to do it? Will the pipe be blocked by the soil after some time? No.…

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Stewie D
Mar 23, 2015 9:01 am
MalSannie
MalSannie
23 March 2015

Redink Homes Carramar Wildwood Estate - Nearly finished

Redink Homes Carramar Wildwood Estate - Nearly finished
WA
1 ... 42, 43, 44

Thanks WwD - I think I may have to ask them one more time to reconsider - I find it impossible to choose something without seeing it first for myself!

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MalSannie
Mar 23, 2015 4:08 am
MalSannie
MalSannie
MalSannie
23 March 2015

KiwiGalAbroad's Build,Yanchep-PCI Done -Keys two weeks

KiwiGalAbroad's Build,Yanchep-PCI Done -Keys two weeks
WA
1 ... 18, 19, 20

KGA I'm so glad to hear you've moved in and all seems to be sorted now! Sorry to hear of sick little one and the noisy builders next doors - but really looking forward to…

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MalSannie
Mar 23, 2015 3:08 am
MalSannie
Shanniidc
Shanniidc
23 March 2015

Remote electricity meter

Remote electricity meter
QLD

Fantastic thank you so much it's good to have some kind of idea viewtopic.php?t=76386

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Shanniidc
Mar 22, 2015 11:34 pm
bashworth
bashworth
22 March 2015

Discounts between builders

Discounts between builders
NSW

All the big builders have similar cost structures and profit margins. They just build a 'marketing' amount into the price. If you don't like the current 'offer' wait a…

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bashworth
Mar 22, 2015 7:00 pm
bashworth
icywater
icywater
22 March 2015

2 ys to build a 3x2? my troubles with Commodore Homes

2 ys to build a 3x2? my troubles with Commodore Homes
WA

Nothing change with BGC. After reading this I brought back lot of memory when my Dad and Mum was build with Statement Homes (BGC ) in 2005.

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icywater
Mar 22, 2015 12:13 pm
icywater
building-expert
building-expert
22 March 2015

Safety at construction site

Safety at construction site
VIC

If you are in Vic you can ring work safe and get them to visit the site. For other issues get your own independent inspector to help you.

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building-expert
Mar 22, 2015 11:12 am
building-expert
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
22 March 2015

Window conundrum...to leave or remove?

Window conundrum...to leave or remove?
VIC

I think it comes down to what you're using the room for JP79. If you're planning on using it as only a home theatre room, get rid of it. If it's more like a second living…

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Ilaeria
Mar 22, 2015 10:27 am
Ilaeria
ddarroch
ddarroch
21 March 2015

Roof design

Roof design
NSW

Our block has a frontage facing east, yard west facing. But I think you might be right ddarroch about the possibility of neighbours having…

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ddarroch
Mar 21, 2015 1:14 pm
elemist
elemist
21 March 2015

Calleya Estate - Family home :) RESEARCH

Calleya Estate - Family home :) RESEARCH
WA

My upgrade was to 6.38mm glazing purely due to the noise requirement, luckily managed to not have any BAL rating. Cost to upgrade to 6.38mm was $2300.

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elemist
Mar 20, 2015 11:33 pm
33amc
33amc
20 March 2015

Insulation weather wrap

Insulation weather wrap
VIC

I'm pretty sure this still passes standard. Not many don't put the wrap on these days but I think it still passes unless there is an amendment I'm not aware about. Only…

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33amc
Mar 20, 2015 7:50 pm
oscar4u
oscar4u
20 March 2015

Demolition quote

Demolition quote
WA

Hey guys, So I'm looking to knock down my 3x1 house in Belmont, Western Australia. It does have asbestos in the eaves. I've been given a quote…

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oscar4u
Mar 20, 2015 6:54 pm
enkayz
enkayz
20 March 2015

When does the water usually get connected?

When does the water usually get connected?
WA

Water was connected to the block a long time ago, the water meter reads some 36000 litres. But the meter is not yet connected to my house, so my…

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enkayz
Mar 20, 2015 11:50 am
goody59
goody59
20 March 2015

OH&S white card in Victoria.

OH&S white card in Victoria.
VIC

Just after an opinion from those who have built in Victoria with Volume builders mostly. Would it be an advantage for prospective owners to obtain an OH&S white card in…

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goody59
Mar 20, 2015 8:19 am
goody59
JB1
JB1
20 March 2015

Forced to Connect to Underground Electric Pit

Forced to Connect to Underground Electric Pit
TAS

I shouldn't say good result as it should be the ONLY result. I feel sorry for anyone who caves in. I'm an excellent neighbour and super reasonably about splitting cost…

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JB1
Mar 20, 2015 7:58 am
Ilaeria
Ilaeria
19 March 2015

Surveyor markers/pegs

Surveyor markers/pegs
NSW

The survey pegs are the short thick square ones that are usually close to ground level. Sometimes you will see stakes which are tall and skinny and red on top - those…

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Ilaeria
Mar 19, 2015 9:34 pm
Ilaeria
Hootie
Hootie
19 March 2015

First home owners building in WA - The Vale Aveley.

First home owners building in WA - The Vale Aveley.
WA

Looks like you did well with the elevation and location when you considered your lot :) Yes, the yard space is something that I will be "giving up" when we move, but then…

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Hootie
Mar 19, 2015 6:00 pm
Hootie
ddarroch
ddarroch
19 March 2015

New 4 bedroom townhouse build - Subdivision

New 4 bedroom townhouse build - Subdivision
SA

Hi Michaela, Nice plans. Along with northern living areas, it's good to have a high proportion of your glazing facing N (passive solar design principles). This will help…

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ddarroch
Mar 19, 2015 4:40 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
19 March 2015

The "From Black to Green" Build

The "From Black to Green" Build
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Very interesting build ktotherose, best of luck with it!

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ddarroch
Mar 19, 2015 3:54 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
19 March 2015

12.5m frontage in Banksia Grove

12.5m frontage in Banksia Grove
WA

Hi jcresey, What orientation is your block? Try & find a design that has living areas (& a large proportion of glazing) facing north, & minimised west windows. This will…

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ddarroch
Mar 19, 2015 3:37 pm
cayal
cayal
19 March 2015

HIA contract/propressive payment question

HIA contract/propressive payment question
VIC

Too demanding is him meaning we didn't want to use his tile suppliers and wanted to bring…

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cayal
Mar 19, 2015 10:00 am
Kikomatching
Kikomatching
19 March 2015

Beaufort Model House from Dennis Family Homes

Beaufort Model House from Dennis Family Homes
NSW

Hi All, I am considering to build new house model Beaufort from DFH. I would appreciate someone who had this model and give me feedback, please before…

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Kikomatching
Mar 19, 2015 8:22 am
SychoAngel
SychoAngel
18 March 2015

New build with Adenbrook Sydney

New build with Adenbrook Sydney
NSW

Hello! How is your build progressing?

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SychoAngel
Mar 18, 2015 7:35 pm
SychoAngel
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KLB
Mar 18, 2015 1:40 pm
KLB
Tasminnn
Tasminnn
18 March 2015

Henley Lexington Lux Q1- Our Building Experience!!

Henley Lexington Lux Q1- Our Building Experience!!
VIC

Hi Tamara, I'm new to this forum thing as well lol .. We are building the Bellevue Q1 with Henley in the Harpley Estate in Werribee. How has your dealings been with…

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Tasminnn
Mar 18, 2015 10:04 am
huangeffendi
huangeffendi
17 March 2015

Saratoga Estate - Point Cook

Saratoga Estate - Point Cook
VIC

Hi All, Just pulled a trigger at Saratoga, stage 6 with land & build package from Tribeca. The build will have to wait until land settlement finished in May/June. Is…

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huangeffendi
Mar 17, 2015 10:54 pm
Natalie92
Natalie92
17 March 2015

Home Group WA - appliance quality?

Home Group WA - appliance quality?
WA

If it's a free standing oven will food and sauces and stuff fall down the side and attract ants ? Or is the bench top literally made so…

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Natalie92
Mar 17, 2015 9:17 pm
Natalie92
bpratt
bpratt
17 March 2015

Underground rainwater tank

Underground rainwater tank
NSW

A water tank will always look pretty obvious when you haven't done any landscaping or planting, so don't get too worried about it. Once it has been in the ground for a…

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bpratt
Mar 17, 2015 8:17 pm

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