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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
Jayjay84
Jayjay84
20 October 2014

choosing your brick

choosing your brick
NSW

We were going to chose pgh nickle flash at first. We locked it in but then noticed a house being built and got turned off it. Looked orangey. Same went with concord. We…

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Jayjay84
Oct 20, 2014 8:50 am
Jayjay84
bletchleybuild
bletchleybuild
19 October 2014

SHANS BUILD we have KEYS!!!!

SHANS BUILD we have KEYS!!!!
WA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hmm! Ill take a gamble and ask...3 years late :P What floor tiles did you do in your kitchen with the Laminex Alaskan?

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bletchleybuild
Oct 19, 2014 7:40 pm
lovepub
lovepub
19 October 2014

First build with Redink Homes- We have keys :-)

First build with Redink Homes- We have keys :-)
WA
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Mind me asking....what is your flooring? Is it Bamboo ?!

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lovepub
Oct 19, 2014 4:10 pm
buzurk
buzurk
19 October 2014

Neighbour's builder storing materials on our land

Neighbour's builder storing materials on our land
SA
1, 2

Im in a situation like yours although my build is still in paperwork stage so ill let it go for a bit But yeah driove past my block to show some friends to find it…

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buzurk
Oct 19, 2014 10:49 am
building-expert
building-expert
19 October 2014

PLEASE USE AN INDEPENDENT BUILDING INSPECTOR!

PLEASE USE AN INDEPENDENT BUILDING INSPECTOR!
VIC
1, 2

In Melbourne expect to pay around $600 for a competent…

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building-expert
Oct 19, 2014 10:24 am
building-expert
belzey
belzey
19 October 2014

homegroup wa love the monte carlo, but should we sign?

homegroup wa love the monte carlo, but should we sign?
WA

Henry- if acid wash does not work on your efflorescence on your bricks try spraying your bricks with bleach that will get rid of the green......

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belzey
Oct 19, 2014 1:07 am
belzey
bmckinlay91
bmckinlay91
18 October 2014

WA: Engineer's C7 detail for site cost

WA: Engineer's C7 detail for site cost
WA

Hi, Im in a similar situation as you were at the moment but my costing has come back more then double your price. We were given an "s" soil classification and with a C6…

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bmckinlay91
Oct 18, 2014 12:48 pm
bradster181
bradster181
18 October 2014

Start of Rick and Mel's build.

Start of Rick and Mel's build.
WA

It's amazing the things they fix! I'm confident it wont be the first time they have had to resolve this same situation ;)

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bradster181
Oct 18, 2014 9:47 am
bradster181
Andy Mc
Andy Mc
17 October 2014

Similar experience with site cost to Orchard Rise

Similar experience with site cost to Orchard Rise
VIC

Hi, We have bought in Orchard Rise, 2 tips 1.visit the site and its not hard to spot the flat blocks of land 2.then put your $1000 holding deposit as soon as they are…

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Andy Mc
Oct 17, 2014 9:10 pm
bashworth
bashworth
17 October 2014

Ceiling heights

Ceiling heights
VIC

There are two Minimums for ceiling Height Habitable rooms 2.4m Non Habitable rooms 2.1m You may find it strange but a kitchen is a Non Habitable…

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bashworth
Oct 17, 2014 4:35 pm
bashworth
Charlston01
Charlston01
17 October 2014

Simonds SA Build - Stamford

Simonds SA Build - Stamford
SA
1, 2

Such disappointing news. That is a huge stuff up, it would be so hard to change the colour of the tiles now and take into account all the other colours in the bathrooms.…

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Charlston01
Oct 17, 2014 2:25 pm
Andy Mc
Andy Mc
17 October 2014

Regis Carlisle Facarde

Regis Carlisle Facarde
VIC

Has anyone had the same experiance The Regis facarde we were advised that the right hand front pillar (shown in rendar) on there supplied images are std brick rendar is…

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Andy Mc
Oct 17, 2014 12:35 pm
sim_r32
sim_r32
17 October 2014

Stamp Duty Concession & FHOG

Stamp Duty Concession & FHOG
VIC

Our settlement was the end of May, I would say the 60 days is from when they receive the form not from when your land settled or when you applied for the FHOG.

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sim_r32
Oct 17, 2014 8:18 am
tmwoburn
tmwoburn
17 October 2014

Aveling build in Secret Harbour

Aveling build in Secret Harbour
WA
1, 2, 3

Hi Shellndogs. Lovely looking house! Any chance you could tell me your render colours? Thank you.

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tmwoburn
Oct 17, 2014 12:23 am
tmwoburn
perthy1
perthy1
16 October 2014

Opinion on 101 residential and Ben Trager

Opinion on 101 residential and Ben Trager
WA

:n: ok so im building with ben tragar and if i new what i new now i wouldnt be,the build has been stretched out and added to more time then i can remember.sometimes no one…

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perthy1
Oct 16, 2014 11:28 pm
Darali
Darali
16 October 2014

KG's First Build - Bricks finished!

KG's First Build - Bricks finished!
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi there! any updates? cheers

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Darali
Oct 16, 2014 11:27 pm
Darali
Melsie68
Melsie68
16 October 2014

Turfing as Part of Build or After Handover?

Turfing as Part of Build or After Handover?
QLD

That cost is huge . I know sometimes its better to go into a new house and have everything done . But I think you could save heaps doing it later

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Melsie68
Oct 16, 2014 9:18 pm


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