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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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410
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

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


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