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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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419
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
Ponzu
Ponzu
2 August 2014

Carlisle Home - Brivis add on refrigerated air conditioning

Carlisle Home - Brivis add on refrigerated air conditioning
VIC

Just get the after market guy to do your ducts too. Will be overall cheaper

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Ponzu
Aug 02, 2014 10:12 pm
perriness
perriness
2 August 2014

Has anyone got any photos of accent tiles in bathroom???

Has anyone got any photos of accent tiles in bathroom???
VIC

Hi, been to carlisle today and want to use accents tiles in bathrooms but don't know where to start!!! It's so hard! Wondered if anyone had pictures of their finished…

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perriness
Aug 02, 2014 5:53 pm
sparkysgirl
sparkysgirl
2 August 2014

Loft Homes Perth, WA

Loft Homes Perth, WA
WA

Hey, We are thinking the same thing - Did you end up building a Loft home?

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503
sparkysgirl
Aug 02, 2014 12:43 am
sparkysgirl
jul33m1
jul33m1
1 August 2014

Building with Coral Homes

Building with Coral Homes
QLD
1, 2, 3

Hi whzzz28, Wow,I can see that the electrical can really add up. We're trying to work out How much we should budget! We'll probably just put battens up and…

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jul33m1
Aug 01, 2014 7:27 pm
StephyD
StephyD
1 August 2014

Building Inspector Pimpama/Gold Coast

Building Inspector Pimpama/Gold Coast
QLD

Sad to hear you're having troubles. We used JHA Australia for our frame stage inspection, they have been fantastic to deal with. We'll definitely be using them again for…

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StephyD
Aug 01, 2014 11:42 am
StephyD
Ari+Lito
Ari+Lito
1 August 2014

J & J Plantation Retreat - 18M Q2 - Augustine Heights

J & J Plantation Retreat - 18M Q2 - Augustine Heights
QLD
1, 2, 3

Hey I've got to share a random fact that I just discovered purely by chance... Did you guys know that Ipswich City Council give new home builders 25…

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Ari+Lito
Aug 01, 2014 10:16 am
jenm
jenm
1 August 2014

Coral homes

Coral homes
NSW

Hi, ummm lets see if I can help. My house is possibly one of the cheapest I know, nothing fancy, but my gosh the kichens just being put in and I love it. We stuck with…

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jenm
Aug 01, 2014 12:01 am
jenm
AussieMark
AussieMark
31 July 2014

Cost too high? 40 squares, double storey

Cost too high? 40 squares, double storey
NSW

Sounds very good to me. Mine is 730K for 60sq but that includes 10sq of garage and 4sq of alfresco.

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AussieMark
Jul 31, 2014 11:11 pm
jul33m1
jul33m1
31 July 2014

Building with Coral Homes - Penrith NSW

Building with Coral Homes - Penrith NSW
NSW

Thanks whzzz28, I'm new to this building game,there's so much to learn. Thank god for this forum. Julie

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jul33m1
Jul 31, 2014 8:54 pm
AshShep
AshShep
31 July 2014

Celebration Homes First Timer

Celebration Homes First Timer
WA

Hey Amydorothy How is everything going with the build?

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AshShep
Jul 31, 2014 7:26 pm
bpratt
bpratt
31 July 2014

How long does it take to settle the land?

How long does it take to settle the land?
VIC

I think he might be referring to the land being titled, rather than settlement, as that's always mentioned in the contract.

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bpratt
Jul 31, 2014 6:50 pm
staceyd
staceyd
31 July 2014

Building our first home - framing drama

Building our first home - framing drama
VIC
1, 2, 3

Thanks MyH1login. We have had an inspector for most of the stages so far. We're quite familiar with the house due to having site access during the build so are going to…

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staceyd
Jul 31, 2014 4:11 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
31 July 2014

site costs/ concrete pier costs

site costs/ concrete pier costs
VIC

I can see on my engineering plan the builder will use 48 400 mm diameter concrete piers 600 mm deep. suspct, as per the OP's opening…

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Stewie D
Jul 31, 2014 12:50 pm
B STAR
B STAR
31 July 2014

Who is resposible for clearing buried rubble

Who is resposible for clearing buried rubble
WA

This happens all the time and its wrong. I had a go at PD for doing this to my brothers house. The issue is OH&S. You will have other trades working after the build so…

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B STAR
Jul 31, 2014 12:41 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
31 July 2014

Buy land only or land and house package

Buy land only or land and house package
VIC

my estate is apart of summit group. If you build with summit homes you get $10,000 off the house. We went with HGWA because we loved their plan better. Plus we picked out…

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2-cupcakes-pls
Jul 31, 2014 12:05 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
31 July 2014

Mystery - new house, toilet won't flush

Mystery - new house, toilet won't flush
WA

Thanks for taking the time to post the resolution. It helps the rest of us who may possibly encounter something…

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SaveH2O
Jul 31, 2014 12:15 am
SaveH2O
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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OurLindrum52
Jul 28, 2014 4:51 pm


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