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joey2014
joey2014
20 July 2014

Lime in concrete

Lime in concrete
WA

My slab was poured on a rainning day, the grano worker placed brickies grey which contains lime in it. It is 50% mix of lime and cement. I known that you should not use…

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joey2014
Jul 20, 2014 11:19 am
SteveD
SteveD
20 July 2014

Asking builders tradies to do extra work.

Asking builders tradies to do extra work.
WA

Thanks everyone. Wow- interesting! Our builder is very firm on not allowing any other tradies on site during the build - which I can…

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SteveD
Jul 20, 2014 9:46 am
BuildingNewHome
BuildingNewHome
19 July 2014

Horizon Homes Reviews - Has anyone built with Horizon Homes?

Horizon Homes Reviews - Has anyone built with Horizon Homes?
NSW

Has anyone built with Horizon Homes? http://www.horizon-homes.com.au If you have built with them, we would love to hear your experience…

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BuildingNewHome
Jul 19, 2014 6:21 pm
BuildingNewHome
BuildingNewHome
BuildingNewHome
19 July 2014

Anyone built with Horizon Homes or Corrion Homes?

Anyone built with Horizon Homes or Corrion Homes?
NSW

Dear bignewadventure We have just started too and also considering Horizon Homes. May I ask if you went with them, if yes how did you go? If not, who you ended up…

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BuildingNewHome
Jul 19, 2014 6:18 pm
BuildingNewHome
nuno
nuno
19 July 2014

Anyone Building Fortitude 37 in VIC?

Anyone Building Fortitude 37 in VIC?
VIC

Yes I am in Melbourne's West. Although it became the Fortitude 41 when the plans were finalized.

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nuno
Jul 19, 2014 2:39 pm
fmac
fmac
19 July 2014

Building with Dale Alcock in Ashby - Roof & Electrics!!

Building with Dale Alcock in Ashby - Roof & Electrics!!
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

How is the build going?! Yeah we are in Pearsall and I drive along Pinjar road everyday for work. Watching the houses go up :)

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fmac
Jul 19, 2014 2:07 pm
myland
myland
19 July 2014

Elara

Elara
NSW

Anyone know how they are making priority no because if 50 people are clicking at Register Now in the 1st second, then how they can make who is the first. They have any…

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myland
Jul 19, 2014 9:40 am
[emmakay]
[emmakay]
19 July 2014

Plantation / Henley build timeframes?

Plantation / Henley build timeframes?
QLD

Awesome, great to hear good feedback! Yeah we have had a lot of delays in the lead up time.. Hopefully all goes smoothly and quickly now

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[emmakay]
Jul 19, 2014 8:37 am
Bel and Joe
Bel and Joe
18 July 2014

Help with our Budget Please!

Help with our Budget Please!
WA

And blinds the cheapest quote we have had is about $7500.

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Bel and Joe
Jul 18, 2014 11:58 pm
newpie
newpie
18 July 2014

contract variation conflict-Please help me understand this

contract variation conflict-Please help me understand this
NSW

Okay, so an update on this topic. The developer has replied and unfortunately I will have to foot the bill here. Below is the reply I got: "As per…

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newpie
Jul 18, 2014 3:34 pm
LaceyM
LaceyM
18 July 2014

signing a build contract before land titles

signing a build contract before land titles
NT

Doing the same thing right now! Have met with our builder (Botanic Homes) numerous times, had a formal quote drawn up and meeting with him tonight to see how we go with it…

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LaceyM
Jul 18, 2014 3:24 pm
LaceyM
charlinic6
charlinic6
18 July 2014

Questions regarding signing new contract

Questions regarding signing new contract
VIC

1. The coverage focuses on alleged failure to perform on the part of, financial loss caused by, and error or omission in the service or product sold by the policyholder…

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charlinic6
Jul 18, 2014 10:55 am
charlinic6
Clinno
Clinno
17 July 2014

Celebration Homes: The Court in Aspiri

Celebration Homes: The Court in Aspiri
WA
1, 2

Looks like our titles came out today, settlement due early August. Looking forward to paying rent and a mortgage at the same time. Our prestart is now all complete. Bianca…

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Clinno
Jul 17, 2014 11:51 pm
Clinno

We've got dark kickboards (Laminex Fossil). Our colour consultant suggested them on the basis that they'd "disappear" and not draw your eye, making it look a bit like…

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Slightly Random
Jul 17, 2014 11:16 pm
Slightly Random
dsbuild
dsbuild
17 July 2014

Elmswood Estate in Keysborough

Elmswood Estate in Keysborough
VIC

Hey KV are you looking for an inspector? I am happy to PM you my guys details if you are interested.

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dsbuild
Jul 17, 2014 9:56 pm
deluxes
deluxes
17 July 2014

Boundary Identification help - no pegs but fences are up

Boundary Identification help - no pegs but fences are up
SA

Just in case you weren't aware; survey pegs are in the ground, the top of them is usually in line with the soil level at the time they are put in.…

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deluxes
Jul 17, 2014 4:17 pm
deluxes
tristyn1989
tristyn1989
17 July 2014

Decision time

Decision time
WA

Hi Sal+Sean I would not recommend Aussie Living. We are building with them and have had nothing but issues. I don't want to be a downer and I know others would have had a…

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tristyn1989
Jul 17, 2014 3:37 pm
wfry
wfry
17 July 2014

WA - New Generation Homes [Build Finished] pics soon!

WA - New Generation Homes [Build Finished] pics soon!
WA
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Hi jaymak, hopefully you still check the forum! Just wondering if you ever applied the Dymark epoxy for your garage floor? Cheers.

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wfry
Jul 17, 2014 1:23 pm
wfry
vegas2014
vegas2014
17 July 2014

Building with Ichijo at the Hermitage

Building with Ichijo at the Hermitage
NSW

Building dream home; we are on Lot 5020. shiritha; The process with Ichijo was painful at the beginning but once it got to the building part it was a breeze and the quality…

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vegas2014
Jul 17, 2014 12:37 pm
Heyzy
Heyzy
17 July 2014

Cachet Homes

Cachet Homes
WA

Anyone?

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Heyzy
Jul 17, 2014 9:32 am
Heyzy
DoubleDutch
DoubleDutch
17 July 2014

Can eaves be built outside building envelope?

Can eaves be built outside building envelope?
VIC

It does vary between estates within councils. All our covered roof elements, such as eaves, gutters etc need to be within the building envelope, we also have to stay 1m…

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DoubleDutch
Jul 17, 2014 8:59 am
mishl_123
mishl_123
16 July 2014

Building with Hickinbotham in Smithfield Plains

Building with Hickinbotham in Smithfield Plains
SA

Hi how are you going with your build? I'm sure you would be well on your way now :)

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mishl_123
Jul 16, 2014 10:31 pm
mishl_123
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Burnsfirsttime
Jul 16, 2014 9:16 pm
Burnsfirsttime
Matt1
Matt1
16 July 2014

Show me your grey walls!

Show me your grey walls!
WA

We're having Taubmans Shaded Grey on our walls. Haven't started yet so no pics.

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Matt1
Jul 16, 2014 8:36 pm
Matt1
joey1434
joey1434
16 July 2014

FACADE COLOUR HELP

FACADE COLOUR HELP
NSW

Those colours are lovely. Great choice!

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joey1434
Jul 16, 2014 8:33 pm
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Nmcl16
Jul 16, 2014 6:31 pm
evec
evec
16 July 2014

Help!! Who is blowing their budget out of the water.

Help!! Who is blowing their budget out of the water.
WA

Houses are like buying most other big things. They get you in with an attractive price and then 'Up Sell' with extras. It's the same with…

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evec
Jul 16, 2014 4:40 pm
evec
PEARZ
PEARZ
16 July 2014

Builder credits and how they are received

Builder credits and how they are received
VIC

Thanks Pearz I think I get it now. Your the first to really explain it. so if I write surplus funds on the final progress payment the bank…

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PEARZ
Jul 16, 2014 3:22 pm
PEARZ
Burnsfirsttime
Burnsfirsttime
16 July 2014

Minimum front setback

Minimum front setback
VIC

It seems to be a conflict in the information your developer has issued you with, you will only get the correct answer by asking them.

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Burnsfirsttime
Jul 16, 2014 2:24 pm
Burnsfirsttime
Bruaaahhh
Bruaaahhh
16 July 2014

Building with Rawson

Building with Rawson
NSW

Bruaaahhh, We signed tender about the same time as SheridanBenjamin and got 12 downlights included, we used all of these on the ground floor (+…

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Bruaaahhh
Jul 16, 2014 11:29 am
jschmidt
jschmidt
16 July 2014

Building with 8Homes??

Building with 8Homes??
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi, We considered building with 8Homes about 18 months ago, but for financial reasons couldn't proceed. We dealt with Celeste in Mernda who was very helpful. We are now…

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jschmidt
Jul 16, 2014 10:22 am
GarSue_Newton24
GarSue_Newton24
16 July 2014

Wisdom Homes Newton 27

Wisdom Homes Newton 27
NSW

I would love to show you mine, but its now nine months since I paid my deposit and they have note even started yet.....

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GarSue_Newton24
Jul 16, 2014 7:52 am
maddymo
maddymo
15 July 2014

First home builders

First home builders
WA

So when a window size says 18 x 2410 for example, that window is 18 courses of (single) brick high and 2.41m wide. The windows in your plan are quite wide…

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maddymo
Jul 15, 2014 11:28 pm
BuildingNewHome
BuildingNewHome
15 July 2014

Custom Builder in Sydney - Inner West

Custom Builder in Sydney - Inner West
NSW

Thanks 1Rocky :) , Adenbrook were unable to build our plans due to the internal timber screen post & raked ceiling combo :(

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BuildingNewHome
Jul 15, 2014 8:55 pm
BuildingNewHome
kdolls
kdolls
15 July 2014

Question: Slab down???

Question: Slab down???
WA

@Ponzu- ;) 80% of my pay goes to our savings before we started building and 20% is my shopping money. Thats why husband pays most of the bills. Kdolls

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kdolls
Jul 15, 2014 8:35 pm
kdolls
MelMel
MelMel
15 July 2014

Lost first home buyers - Gregory hills

Lost first home buyers - Gregory hills
NSW

Hi MelMel, Hope your planning is going well. All I've done so far is just narrowing my choices down to three builders. Did you obtain a tender…

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MelMel
Jul 15, 2014 4:24 pm
HomebuyersCentre1
HomebuyersCentre1
15 July 2014

Baldivis

Baldivis
WA

Hi Dianesudz, Just thought I'd introduce myself, I'm Adrienne from Homebuyers Centre. This is a great way to share your building journey and we look forward to hearing…

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HomebuyersCentre1
Jul 15, 2014 10:48 am
HomebuyersCentre1
PlanToLiveInRopes
PlanToLiveInRopes
15 July 2014

who else building at ropes crossing

who else building at ropes crossing
NSW

@namecaesar..Wow happy days than..grt.. we are still dreaming of land registration...long way to go..

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PlanToLiveInRopes
Jul 15, 2014 10:07 am
jomarshall
jomarshall
15 July 2014

Perry OR Allcastle?

Perry OR Allcastle?
NSW

Ohhh exciting! We were thinking of going a little closer to the city but this block came up and our eldest is starting kindy out there anyway next year! Have to secure the…

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jomarshall
Jul 15, 2014 6:10 am
ashikk
ashikk
14 July 2014

Share experience of building your new home with " FIRSTYLE "

Share experience of building your new home with " FIRSTYLE "
NSW

They call SD4 slab for h class, A quick google couldnot find what the SD4 slab are.

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ashikk
Jul 14, 2014 11:28 pm
BuildingNewHome
BuildingNewHome
14 July 2014

Struggling to Find Custom Home Builder - Inner West Suburbs

Struggling to Find Custom Home Builder - Inner West Suburbs
NSW

Dear nn_4142 & Razer May I ask who you ended up building with? If you had to build again, would you use the same builder? We are at the beginning of our search for a…

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BuildingNewHome
Jul 14, 2014 9:10 pm
BuildingNewHome
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
14 July 2014

Primary schools baldivis

Primary schools baldivis
WA

my year 2 is a boy too ATM we drive from Cooloongup to Baldivis for school

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2-cupcakes-pls
Jul 14, 2014 8:22 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
Dianesudz
Dianesudz
14 July 2014

Building in Baldivis Quarter

Building in Baldivis Quarter
WA

Hi Margs25 I'm waiting for titles to be issued so we can start building in the quarters :-) Have u any advise?? What timescale were u from titles issued to slab etc ??? Thanks

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Dianesudz
Jul 14, 2014 8:17 pm
mgilla
mgilla
14 July 2014

Cost of site work (earthworks, retaining wall, levelling)

Cost of site work (earthworks, retaining wall, levelling)
WA

That all makes a bit more sense, there's quiet a bit more there then the earthworks and retaining walls that were in your OP. I really don't thing its over the top when…

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mgilla
Jul 14, 2014 5:16 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
14 July 2014

Woodland Grey - Colourbond

Woodland Grey - Colourbond
SA

Phew! We've chosen Basalt. I hated the green tinge

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Crazyk
Jul 14, 2014 12:10 pm
Crazyk
meowsy
meowsy
14 July 2014

Porter Davis pendant light provision

Porter Davis pendant light provision
VIC

Depends how heavy the pendants will be. If they are not big heavy ones you probably won't need the noggins 2

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meowsy
Jul 14, 2014 8:36 am
meowsy


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