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JMCL
JMCL
21 February 2015

Celebration homes - Landon - in Seascapes, Halls Head

Celebration homes - Landon - in Seascapes, Halls Head
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Becky, How is the house going? Are you loving being in your own home? Hope you've got your painting sorted out now or perhaps even finished if you have had time?…

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JMCL
Feb 21, 2015 2:19 am
bluemarg
bluemarg
20 February 2015

Affordable Architectural designs

Affordable Architectural designs
QLD

Hi Forg, The plans would be a starting point that could then be modified to suit your brief/budget etc. Not starting from scratch would allow it be much more affordable…

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bluemarg
Feb 20, 2015 8:46 pm
bluemarg
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bashworth
Feb 20, 2015 8:06 pm
bashworth
Bonnie_p
Bonnie_p
20 February 2015

New house - Not allowed to supply my own tiles?

New house - Not allowed to supply my own tiles?
QLD

Can you take the tiling out of the contact and provide your own tiler? That way you can tell him which tile to lay? We are in a similar predicament. We hated all the…

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Bonnie_p
Feb 20, 2015 1:34 pm
Bonnie_p
MamtaSaini
MamtaSaini
20 February 2015

Quakers hill IVY

Quakers hill IVY
NSW

Anyone, planning to build here?

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MamtaSaini
Feb 20, 2015 11:52 am
klaguerta
klaguerta
20 February 2015

Vandalized Plaster Wall Repair

Vandalized Plaster Wall Repair
VIC

UPDATE: house got vandalized again, more plaster damages this time ::sad:: but builder assured us they'll replace whole sheets on all of them

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klaguerta
Feb 20, 2015 9:08 am
klaguerta
TashPaul
TashPaul
20 February 2015

Tiles for front pillars

Tiles for front pillars
VIC

Hi everyone, we will be building with Ashford Homes in the outer east of Melbourne a bit later this year. The front facade of our house has (the seemingly obligatory) two…

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TashPaul
Feb 20, 2015 8:48 am
TashPaul
Athelas
Athelas
20 February 2015

cladding advice for new house

cladding advice for new house
VIC

$1m... ... Does that include land or not. Melbourne S.E, let me guess, you are building in Mount/Glen Waverley. ;-)

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Athelas
Feb 20, 2015 6:30 am

Hi everyone! I am just hoping to get some advice from members in this group. I am a bit concerned about the windows in my house that is currently under construction. I…

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johngon79
Feb 19, 2015 11:20 pm
tj9630
tj9630
19 February 2015

Plantation Homes Soho & Breakthrough Series

Plantation Homes Soho & Breakthrough Series
QLD

Tj9630, Peter Griffin is in the process of building his house yet the total price is still $240k. We have also allowed an extra $5k for site…

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tj9630
Feb 19, 2015 9:10 pm
building-expert
building-expert
19 February 2015

Extra pipe in a slab?

Extra pipe in a slab?
SA

You have problems, act quickly

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building-expert
Feb 19, 2015 11:25 am
building-expert
dannislade
dannislade
19 February 2015

brickwork issue around windows - opinion please...

brickwork issue around windows - opinion please...
NSW

i would be more inclined to ask about water proofing your frames, i thought they have to put building paper or starking (something like that) over your ply board on your…

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dannislade
Feb 18, 2015 11:02 pm
1rocky
1rocky
18 February 2015

Builder's kitchen contractor no longer in contact

Builder's kitchen contractor no longer in contact
NSW

good news all the best for the remaining of your build

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1rocky
Feb 18, 2015 8:11 pm
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alyise_
Feb 18, 2015 4:29 pm
Shaje
Shaje
18 February 2015

Land with fill

Land with fill

Thank you for the useful links Bashworth. Lots of helpful information on that site. Insider I will have to read the report again (and show it to someone qualified) but…

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Shaje
Feb 18, 2015 6:28 am
Dukecaddy
Dukecaddy
17 February 2015

Temporary Blinds

Temporary Blinds
VIC

I bought a box from Ezy Blind, no problems with them and about a 5 day delivery.

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Dukecaddy
Feb 17, 2015 6:36 pm
Dukecaddy
nahc
nahc
17 February 2015

First time building

First time building
WA

There are a few Perth builders who advertise guaranteed timeframes, obviously with some conditions attached, but the constant them with Home Group seems to be no sense of…

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nahc
Feb 17, 2015 5:38 pm
bpratt
bpratt
17 February 2015

Does steel roof affect telecommunication reception?

Does steel roof affect telecommunication reception?
NSW

If you mean a steel roof, aka colourbond, then unless you are in a valley where mobile reception isn't the greatest, you shouldn't have too much of a problem. As…

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bpratt
Feb 17, 2015 5:29 pm
plucka
plucka
17 February 2015

Plucka's Build- Complete

Plucka's Build- Complete
QLD
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hey SaveH20 Palms are golden cane, I think they get to about 10m eventually. Should be enough to screen the houses behind me but still leave the view to the bush. Yes re…

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plucka
Feb 17, 2015 4:02 pm
13Jack
13Jack
17 February 2015

3 months maintenance HELP!

3 months maintenance HELP!
VIC

Our 3 months maintenance is coming up and just wondering what type of things they will fix and what not. so far I couldn't find any major issues (hope I haven't missed…

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13Jack
Feb 17, 2015 11:43 am
archetto
archetto
17 February 2015

Prestart payment

Prestart payment
WA

Ours is billed at the end

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archetto
Feb 17, 2015 11:29 am
archetto
Dukecaddy
Dukecaddy
17 February 2015

50 + 10, No-one Will Give Us An Answer

50 + 10, No-one Will Give Us An Answer
QLD

I think you're correct Mark. From what I understand it is actually the amount of usable outdoor space that is the criteria, however most people/councils use the corollary…

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Dukecaddy
Feb 17, 2015 10:08 am
Dukecaddy
plucka
plucka
17 February 2015

Opinions of external colours pls

Opinions of external colours pls
NSW

Agree- virtually no difference between half and qtr strength. I like the colour scheme though but I would go a pure white on the window frames and full strength lexicon…

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plucka
Feb 17, 2015 9:26 am
Katie89
Katie89
17 February 2015

Anyone building with AVJennings / Sekisui house?

Anyone building with AVJennings / Sekisui house?
VIC
1, 2, 3

sorry i dont really know how to do the forum thing yet, i tried to reply to your comment to see if you found out what the design was?

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Katie89
Feb 17, 2015 9:09 am
Maximus2
Maximus2
17 February 2015

Doing your own site works

Doing your own site works
NSW

He have just purchased a 1.3acre sloped block and are looking to build a project home (MD Bronte or similar). the fall from front to back is 1.9m. My husband happens to be…

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Maximus2
Feb 17, 2015 7:36 am
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MDJ
Feb 16, 2015 10:56 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
16 February 2015

thermal mass with platform flooring

thermal mass with platform flooring
VIC

Hi aussieta Unfortunately, thermal mass basically means concrete floors (IMO,best and cheapest option) There are alternatives in suspending concrete (Optimal 86mm) slabs…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 16, 2015 7:29 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
archetto
archetto
16 February 2015

WA HBCA Lump Sum Building Contract - need legal advise

WA HBCA Lump Sum Building Contract - need legal advise
WA

Hi everyone Our first post to this great forum. Lots to learn here. Just wondering if someone can recommend…

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archetto
Feb 16, 2015 11:30 am
archetto
Natalie92
Natalie92
16 February 2015

Bad/Good Experiences with Aussie Living

Bad/Good Experiences with Aussie Living
WA

Hi Carroll also building in paradiso estate :) following your build

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Natalie92
Feb 16, 2015 12:25 am
Natalie92
kgperth09
kgperth09
16 February 2015

Read your PPA before signing or it could get costly

Read your PPA before signing or it could get costly
WA

Hi if you think you can pay a small $ amount to a builder and sign the "Preparation of Plans Agreement" (PPA) to get working drawings done without being 100% sure you are…

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kgperth09
Feb 15, 2015 11:51 pm
erinandcraigw
erinandcraigw
15 February 2015

Almond Ice paint colour

Almond Ice paint colour
NSW

Yes! We have chosen this colour for all our walls in our new home. I would love to see photos of others who have used it. Unfortunately we don't have a slab yet so can't…

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erinandcraigw
Feb 15, 2015 6:08 pm
yvonneh
yvonneh
15 February 2015

Underfloor insulation (between ground/first floor)

Underfloor insulation (between ground/first floor)
NSW

@sheilzy did you get any more info than the R values. I did a bit of research over the weekend about our "Sonobatts" and came across info about floor insulation (for…

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yvonneh
Feb 15, 2015 3:37 pm
vfernandez
vfernandez
15 February 2015

custom builders in east melbourne pls

custom builders in east melbourne pls
VIC

Hi There, Buidling right now in Bulleen (Slope City) with DarMon homes and couldn't be happier. They are building for us on Concrete and Steel piers. Volume Builders just…

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vfernandez
Feb 15, 2015 2:59 pm
vfernandez
vfernandez
15 February 2015

Building with Darmon Homes

Building with Darmon Homes
VIC

Hi, Just saw this and joined to reply and contribute. Sorry to hear of your rough start-up but as someone who is building with DarMon (in Bulleen), I just wanted to add…

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vfernandez
Feb 15, 2015 2:50 pm
MnT
MnT
15 February 2015

Exterior Colour Horror Story

Exterior Colour Horror Story
NSW

I would go for a lighter colour as Domino will make for a very hot house. I like Melsie68's suggestion of Wallaby.

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MnT
Feb 15, 2015 11:55 am
MnT

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dittyb
Feb 15, 2015 8:43 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
14 February 2015

Building with Redink South West in Myalup

Building with Redink South West in Myalup
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi Jibs, how are you enjoying your lovely new home? would be good to have an update :D

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Treeseachanger
Feb 14, 2015 8:25 pm
building-expert
building-expert
14 February 2015

Whens too late to upgrade slab?

Whens too late to upgrade slab?
NSW

What is the reason why you are wanting to upgrade?

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building-expert
Feb 14, 2015 7:38 pm
building-expert
aube
aube
14 February 2015

Henley : Frame Upgrade

Henley : Frame Upgrade
VIC

Hi All, Most builders are using the Timber grade F5 for Frame stage. with the following dimensions: Timber 90 x 35mm Ground Floor – 450mm centres First Floor / Single…

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aube
Feb 14, 2015 3:39 pm
LaceyM
LaceyM
14 February 2015

Pasadena Clyde Estate

Pasadena Clyde Estate
VIC

Valuation came back all clear! Now just waiting to title so we can get our building permit and have the loan approved unconditionally! Very relieved :)

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LaceyM
Feb 14, 2015 10:19 am
LaceyM
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home1st
Feb 14, 2015 7:57 am
boysenberry2014
boysenberry2014
14 February 2015

Slab & neighbour's swimming pool - please help

Slab & neighbour's swimming pool - please help
VIC

Unfortunate, Some how I think your quote would have been very different, if you had sorted out the site works before you handed over a…

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boysenberry2014
Feb 13, 2015 11:00 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 February 2015

What is A Certifier?

What is A Certifier?
QLD

The state and local governments have decided to offload their responsibilities regarding building a house , reno etc after the plans have been approved to a PCA -…

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Stewie D
Feb 13, 2015 10:14 pm
yvonneh
yvonneh
13 February 2015

Savings To Be Made Re: Driveway

Savings To Be Made Re: Driveway
QLD

Floor coverings is another area for savings...

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yvonneh
Feb 13, 2015 9:49 pm
TashPaul
TashPaul
13 February 2015

'I'll Choose My Own Agent Thank You'

'I'll Choose My Own Agent Thank You'
QLD

Where are you building? If it is in Victoria I can give you the details of our builder - they have their own floor plans to offer, but are very much custom builders, so…

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TashPaul
Feb 13, 2015 10:10 am
TashPaul
wall-e
wall-e
13 February 2015

Is a house without a bathtub hard to sell in NSW?

Is a house without a bathtub hard to sell in NSW?
NSW

Sorry wall-e, I agree. I know it's a pain to have a bath if you don't use it. But I wouldn't buy a house without one. I felt this way even…

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wall-e
Feb 12, 2015 11:19 pm
CDP123
CDP123
12 February 2015

What is your experience building with Glenvill Homes

What is your experience building with Glenvill Homes
VIC

We actually went ahead with them, signed the contract in mid June 2014, commenced works in early August 2014 and are on track for completion around late May 2015. So far…

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CDP123
Feb 12, 2015 7:16 pm
metford33mumma
metford33mumma
12 February 2015

Rawson Homes- what things are best to organise yourself?

Rawson Homes- what things are best to organise yourself?
NSW

Hi All, We are planning to build the Metford 33 after June this year when our land is registered. Atm I'm just doing my research and after advice on what things with…

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metford33mumma
Feb 12, 2015 3:12 pm
metford33mumma
Carrot01
Carrot01
12 February 2015

back to front house plans

back to front house plans
WA

yep, exactly my thoughts as soon as i saw it. I would get rid of bed 2, reduce the theatre and do a couple of other things - but generally this layout would be a great…

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Carrot01
Feb 12, 2015 3:12 pm

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