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Hawk19
Hawk19
11 August 2014

Issues or being picky?

Issues or being picky?
NSW

Thanks everyone for your feedback. Have arranged to meet supervisor on-site to go over. We were planning on holding off until bricks and roof goes on to have an…

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Hawk19
Aug 11, 2014 9:47 pm
bashworth
bashworth
11 August 2014

Beware for things while starting the construction work

Beware for things while starting the construction work
NSW

I've built houses pretty close to the basic but one thing I do always spend a couple of thousand on are electrical upgrades. The builders standard power point provision…

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bashworth
Aug 11, 2014 4:48 pm
bashworth
D_rail
D_rail
11 August 2014

C2 Class Site Works cost Perth WA

C2 Class Site Works cost Perth WA
WA

I have a relative building at the moment with a C2 site. Their engineering cost on a c2 slab was $9000. All up site works ended up close to 20k. I hope this helps.

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D_rail
Aug 11, 2014 4:46 pm
butterflyjulz
butterflyjulz
11 August 2014

External Colour Scheme

External Colour Scheme
NSW

Thanks brissyguy! Digital Decorator is fantastic. It has really helped.

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butterflyjulz
Aug 11, 2014 2:17 pm
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bashworth
Aug 11, 2014 11:53 am
bashworth
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
11 August 2014

Weatherboard v's bricks?

Weatherboard v's bricks?
VIC

I prefer brick - but ... that's just me ... :) I've seen some very nice "wooden" houses. Use of the synthetic woods in parts can be useful too.

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Saint Mike
Aug 11, 2014 8:20 am
Saint Mike
first_time_building
first_time_building
10 August 2014

First time Building home- Cost of extra's and upgrade

First time Building home- Cost of extra's and upgrade
VIC

Solar HWS is included in the base price from builder. However LED lights are costing $130 each. Extra tv point at $220 each , adding up all the cost .

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first_time_building
Aug 10, 2014 11:42 pm
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2-cupcakes-pls
Aug 10, 2014 9:54 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
10 August 2014

Glass balcony

Glass balcony
VIC

Our glass balustrade worked out approx $400 per metre.

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HomeAngels
Aug 10, 2014 7:07 pm
HomeAngels
robbie55
robbie55
10 August 2014

Who is building in Sydney Eastern Suburbs

Who is building in Sydney Eastern Suburbs
NSW

We did a fairly major reno in the inner west in about 2007. Perhaps a bit different from a kdr but we found it more expensive than we thought and because of access etc it…

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robbie55
Aug 10, 2014 4:41 pm
robbie55
lincoln29
lincoln29
10 August 2014

building modified glendale with M

building modified glendale with M
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Now that's a kitchen!! Your home is beautiful Cakey :)

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lincoln29
Aug 10, 2014 3:46 pm
lincoln29
Liliana
Liliana
10 August 2014

Recycle water Fitting cost?

Recycle water Fitting cost?
VIC

Where is the recycled water coming from? Is it supplied by the water authority? Or is is recycled from the house itself? Do you mean a greywater recycling system? …

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Liliana
Aug 10, 2014 11:15 am
wrcaston
wrcaston
10 August 2014

Split-Level Plan

Split-Level Plan
SA

TomCat, you're right. The garage is lowest part and slopes upward and away from garage, this is why a split is necessary but im not sure where as yet, maybe into the…

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wrcaston
Aug 10, 2014 8:27 am
MalSannie
MalSannie
10 August 2014

Our knock down rebuild adventure. Help with ensuite design??

Our knock down rebuild adventure. Help with ensuite design??
QLD
1, 2, 3

Hi Emandrob was wondering how you're doing? From your signature it doesn't seem like you've had satisfactory outcome :(

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MalSannie
Aug 10, 2014 6:47 am
MalSannie
Ru2014
Ru2014
9 August 2014

Simonds Sanctuary Brisbane Colour selection pics.

Simonds Sanctuary Brisbane Colour selection pics.
QLD
1, 2

Land we bought it settled already in April/May so we are already paying interest only on land. Will check Lenox floorplan. I know Gippsland, we did build in Cranbourne…

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Ru2014
Aug 09, 2014 11:28 pm
perriness
perriness
9 August 2014

Building Carlisle Atlantique 36 - We're in!!

Building Carlisle Atlantique 36 - We're in!!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi, Your house turned out fab!!! Was wondering how much it cost to upgrade the front doors so they were taller?? Thanks

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perriness
Aug 09, 2014 5:59 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
9 August 2014

Insurance for owner supplied items not covered by builder

Insurance for owner supplied items not covered by builder
WA
1, 2

@snowing sounds like an approach I would go for but unfortunately my builder will only cover items supplied…

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Saint Mike
Aug 09, 2014 11:17 am
Saint Mike
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
9 August 2014

Farming zone

Farming zone
VIC

In South Australia, at least in my council district, the threshold is 20 hectares or above. It is relatively straight forward to get building approval if the property is…

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Beetaloo
Aug 09, 2014 9:56 am
Beetaloo
mgilla
mgilla
9 August 2014

Retaining Wall in front of Garage?

Retaining Wall in front of Garage?
WA

Been charged for or had an allowance put in?

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mgilla
Aug 09, 2014 8:59 am
Ozlizz
Ozlizz
8 August 2014

Construction Size in vacant land

Construction Size in vacant land
NSW

whats your R code? if R30, then 55% R20/25, 50%, well for WA it is. You can build a bit more by asking the council.

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Ozlizz
Aug 08, 2014 6:04 pm
Bobbin
Bobbin
8 August 2014

Libbys Build - first home with fairmonts

Libbys Build - first home with fairmonts
SA
1, 2, 3

Hi Libby! I've just come across your thread. We are planning the exact colour and finish combos for our kitchen and bathrooms that you have so I was wondering if you have…

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Bobbin
Aug 08, 2014 5:10 pm
Bobbin
AussieMark
AussieMark
8 August 2014

Raised Theatre Flooring - Carpenter

Raised Theatre Flooring - Carpenter
WA

Yes you are right there will always be trade offs. One thought would be to get chairs with storage in the armrests. These can be quite roomy especially if the seating is…

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AussieMark
Aug 08, 2014 1:13 am
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
7 August 2014

Demolition Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, Rawson rebuild

Demolition Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, Rawson rebuild
NSW

Hi all Can you recommend a good and cost efficient company for house demolition/removal in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie area. Also, has anyone done a 'rebuild with…

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Leksie5000
Aug 07, 2014 4:28 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
7 August 2014

water usage during building

water usage during building
VIC

I received my latest water bill. My build has used 15kl for the site prep, termite spraying and slab only. Since then I have been on tank water. The brickwork used…

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Beetaloo
Aug 07, 2014 3:02 pm
Beetaloo
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
7 August 2014

removelist

removelist
NSW

From where to where ?

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Saint Mike
Aug 07, 2014 10:43 am
Saint Mike
d@n
d@n
7 August 2014

Please help with Facade Colours and Options

Please help with Facade Colours and Options
VIC

Neutral colours will give you a more modern look. However as joanne said, the design is quite the country homestead style so this contradicts with a contemporary look.

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d@n
Aug 07, 2014 10:37 am

My Good experience with "Goldruby Homes" (Mathew Smith)

My Good experience with "Goldruby Homes" (Mathew Smith)
ACT

I built my home using “Goldruby Homes” back in 2009. Here is my personal experience with Mathew Smith. In general, building our own home is not that often we do. …

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PatrickWhiteFranklin
Aug 06, 2014 11:45 pm
Talkey
Talkey
6 August 2014

Zeally Sands Torquay

Zeally Sands Torquay
VIC

Hi future neighbour, I've also bought in Zeally Sands, Torquay. Have you decided on a builder yet? Also, I'm about to get a soil test done. Any recommendations? Good luck.

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Talkey
Aug 06, 2014 10:27 pm
Talkey
Verticon1
Verticon1
6 August 2014

Building at Tuscan Rise - Kellyville

Building at Tuscan Rise - Kellyville
NSW

Its a Great area!! Will be great once finally developed!! Will be willing to help out anyone that wants a newly built home!! www.verticondevelopments.com.au :)

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Verticon1
Aug 06, 2014 8:43 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
6 August 2014

Fencing

Fencing
NSW

I'm lot 918 in Polsson Street so far around me looks like everyone is getting the woodland grey I sent Elizabeth my partners info to pass on to…

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Saint Mike
Aug 06, 2014 3:36 pm
Saint Mike
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
6 August 2014

Excess soil removal

Excess soil removal
NSW

That seems about right for bobcat & truck not sure of your tipping fees + builders margin ? Ask for breakdown! If it can be used as clean fill elsewhere sometimes they…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 06, 2014 3:35 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
perriness
perriness
6 August 2014

Hardwick facade

Hardwick facade
VIC

Hi Nelson 46 box hill, thanks for the reply, would you have a photo? Thanks

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perriness
Aug 06, 2014 10:07 am
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joyfulbuilder
Aug 05, 2014 11:09 pm
StephyD
StephyD
5 August 2014

Stormwater drainage design-Hydraulic engineer

Stormwater drainage design-Hydraulic engineer
NSW

This is quite strange, I would think this a requirement for every build and should be allowed for in the standard build costs. You should ring your local Council and ask…

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StephyD
Aug 05, 2014 9:58 pm
StephyD
WalkedAllOver
WalkedAllOver
5 August 2014

Vendor Rescind Contract - 13 Curtis Road, Kellyville

Vendor Rescind Contract - 13 Curtis Road, Kellyville
NSW

Hi there, We were one of the lucky buyers from May 2013. I got a message to look online re group action, and am saddened to see an article suggesting two of the original…

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WalkedAllOver
Aug 05, 2014 8:35 pm
Drover
Drover
5 August 2014

Fairhaven Homes Review - Ongoing

Fairhaven Homes Review - Ongoing
1, 2

So it's been almost 3 years and overdue for me to finalise my house building experience with Fairhaven Homes. There are a few things I remember from the end of the…

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Drover
Aug 05, 2014 4:55 pm
kank
kank
5 August 2014

New home build - Which builder

New home build - Which builder
SA

We have just finalise the contract/selection with ADH. Construction should start very soon, now just waiting for the bank's paperwork to give the go ahead with…

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kank
Aug 05, 2014 3:41 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
5 August 2014

Need help with IP CCTV set up

Need help with IP CCTV set up
VIC

So, I am looking at an IP CCTV set up. likley an 8 channel set up. Im considdering buying something online and installing myself or paying somone to install (if its too…

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Ponzu
Aug 05, 2014 11:25 am
fievel
fievel
4 August 2014

Elderton build thread in Beaumont Hills / New Rouse Hill

Elderton build thread in Beaumont Hills / New Rouse Hill
NSW

Hi AiryFairy, I'm sorry I haven't check back in since April because we had our first baby arrive mid April and since then it's just been another whirlwind all on its own!…

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fievel
Aug 04, 2014 4:41 pm
fievel
onggie
onggie
4 August 2014

Timber Look Tile Installation Prices

Timber Look Tile Installation Prices
WA

Has anyone got information to share on the costs of a tiler to install timber look tiles per m2, in Perth. Please?!?! Or any photos to share…

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onggie
Aug 04, 2014 1:59 pm
magpiegirl
magpiegirl
4 August 2014

Verde Homes (Melbourne)

Verde Homes (Melbourne)
VIC

Hi all, Wondering if anyone has experience with Verde Homes? We visited their display home on the weekend and were quite impressed. If anyone has used them before we…

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magpiegirl
Aug 04, 2014 12:15 pm
triggywiggy
triggywiggy
4 August 2014

Builder to choose

Builder to choose
WA

Hello, We are building a new home in calleya estate. We are in the process of finalising the builder. We are still confuse between Ventura,smart…

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triggywiggy
Aug 04, 2014 11:13 am
triggywiggy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
4 August 2014

Help with screeding please. Do we need it or not?

Help with screeding please. Do we need it or not?
WA

I've seen many tilers lay 6x6 perfectly, they have to put down then pull up every tile adding a bit of glue here or taking some from there, it…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 04, 2014 9:12 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Prescott_Build
Prescott_Build
3 August 2014

Burbank - Feedback please

Burbank - Feedback please
VIC
1, 2

Really happy with Burbank. Fast, great quality, flexible and we are happy with our prices.

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Prescott_Build
Aug 03, 2014 8:45 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
3 August 2014

Building : Seaview 36 with Rawson Homes

Building : Seaview 36 with Rawson Homes
NSW

Did you decide to go ahead with your Seaview?

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Leksie5000
Aug 03, 2014 4:39 pm
newpie
newpie
3 August 2014

Uneven slab around sewer pipes-Is this normal??

Uneven slab around sewer pipes-Is this normal??
NSW

Thanks a lot everyone for replying and providing your valuable input which has put my mind at ease ☺.

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newpie
Aug 03, 2014 4:16 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
3 August 2014

Contracting a Structural Engineer for New Builds

Contracting a Structural Engineer for New Builds
NSW

I generally get asked what is the best solution (design Optimization) for basements...that is before we go to DA IMO Engineers earn their fees and take a lot of risk for…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 03, 2014 3:36 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
perriness
perriness
3 August 2014

Is glass balcony facade worth paying extra for?

Is glass balcony facade worth paying extra for?
VIC

Hi, what do people think about adding glass balcony? We have views out front. Was going to go with hardwick with carlisle but they only had Jamieson plans at colour brouse…

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perriness
Aug 03, 2014 9:45 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
3 August 2014

New home Building Experience

New home Building Experience
VIC

Hi there, I just wanted to tell the world how happy I was with my first home builder choice. My Fiancé and I were limited by budget when we…

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Saint Mike
Aug 03, 2014 7:42 am
Saint Mike
archetto
archetto
2 August 2014

Bamboo floor, Perth

Bamboo floor, Perth
WA

Oh so they do, they must of recently changed as it used to only be natural, might be on option for us now too as Carbonised looks like it might be what we are after.

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archetto
Aug 02, 2014 10:58 pm
archetto


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