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Shambini
Jun 02, 2014 7:33 pm
Shambini
MadamImAdam
MadamImAdam
2 June 2014

NBN Installers

NBN Installers
VIC

the bare minimum that the builder is required to install, by law, is a lead-in conduit and 2 GPO at the inside of garage wall. This is enough for NBN contractors to do an…

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MadamImAdam
Jun 02, 2014 2:28 pm
bpratt
bpratt
2 June 2014

Doing own site works

Doing own site works
QLD

Be aware that your project builder will warn you that if it isn't done to their specifications they will have to re do it all at additional expense. This to me was…

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324
bpratt
Jun 02, 2014 9:24 am
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
2 June 2014

Slab party

Slab party
WA

Good to see you asking the important questions! We had a block party I also had a block party, only I did not arrange it. The Block…

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Beetaloo
Jun 02, 2014 8:48 am
Beetaloo
twiggens
twiggens
31 May 2014

D&A -Landsdale build with Summit - more pics :)

D&A -Landsdale build with Summit - more pics :)
WA
1 ... 44, 45, 46

whoops sorry have been MIA for quite a while! Nope that is hubby's electrical, he's just been so flat out he's left the not so important bits until last. 6 month…

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twiggens
May 31, 2014 11:52 am
twiggens
bashworth
bashworth
30 May 2014

Contract signing

Contract signing
VIC

You will find quite a lot of advice at this link: http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2013/05/contract-meeting/

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bashworth
May 30, 2014 11:15 pm
bashworth
brissyguy
brissyguy
30 May 2014

Independent Inspectors in Brisbane?

Independent Inspectors in Brisbane?
QLD

Hi guys, Yep that Simonds in brissy is me and we are indeed using Jim's building inspections. We're paying $350/visit for 3 visits (frame, lockup(pre plaster), PCI). I…

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brissyguy
May 30, 2014 9:54 pm
yazgc
yazgc
30 May 2014

Coral Homes

Coral Homes
QLD

We're building a Daydream 30 if you want info check out my thread :) viewtopic.php?f=31&t=71270 Only thing that took a fair while and kept getting pushed back was when we…

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yazgc
May 30, 2014 9:43 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
30 May 2014

Plantation homes - terrible experience so far

Plantation homes - terrible experience so far
QLD

We were going to go with Plantation homes and build the Beckham but decided against it... for what it's worth, all builders are going to have to…

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Saint Mike
May 30, 2014 8:59 pm
Saint Mike
onggie
onggie
30 May 2014

Stackstone Installation

Stackstone Installation
NSW

I'm looking at doing this myself once my house has finished being built. This seemed like a good resource. The video at the bottom of then page seemed pretty concise.

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onggie
May 30, 2014 8:22 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
30 May 2014

Laminex 180fx surfaces

Laminex 180fx surfaces
QLD

Have you searched the laminex FX previous thread? There's some pics there. :Dviewtopic.php?f=16&t=60648&hilit=slate+sequoia

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Treeseachanger
May 30, 2014 12:37 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
30 May 2014

Greenfish build - tube stock one year on

Greenfish build - tube stock one year on
VIC
1 ... 35, 36, 37

Hi GF I found the Burke's backyard article helpful, especially the following: http://www.burkesbackyard.com.au/factsh ... itrus/2132 Citrus pruning It is not necessary…

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Treeseachanger
May 30, 2014 11:25 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
30 May 2014

Any advice on negotiating with Henley?

Any advice on negotiating with Henley?
VIC
1, 2

Well - you've done well. We did upgrades with cost changes to reflect initial inclusions too - and this lead to certain reductions overall for the changes - but an…

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Saint Mike
May 30, 2014 9:43 am
Saint Mike
GreatMayor69
GreatMayor69
30 May 2014

Air conditioning systems

Air conditioning systems
WA

I don't have good memories with it. I recentle bought Thermozone® AD 400 A/E/W in http://www.centrumklima.co.uk and it's working…

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GreatMayor69
May 30, 2014 7:39 am

I would like to get a cabinet maker to make this TV cabinet in my new home. does anyone know of one? how much would I be looking at? the space is about 3.7m W x 2.3m H x…

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2-cupcakes-pls
May 29, 2014 10:21 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
navs
navs
29 May 2014

Builder Delays... Is your home taking longer than expected?

Builder Delays... Is your home taking longer than expected?
NSW

Slab down on 12th of September last year and we have been at the lock up stage for a few months now, reeeally wanting that PCI date but the goalpost keeps moving so I've…

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navs
May 29, 2014 10:12 pm
alex_123_in
alex_123_in
29 May 2014

Site cost blowup

Site cost blowup
WA

The size of the house has changed from 280 sq metres (at which point we were quoted the provisional sum) to 295 sq metres. The location hasn't changed.

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alex_123_in
May 29, 2014 6:36 pm
Darali
Darali
29 May 2014

Finance questions

Finance questions
WA

our lender (Bankwest) is requesting quotes for Curtains/Blinds(Appropiate Window Treatment, according to its wording) . We are not really sure about what kind of treatment…

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Darali
May 29, 2014 6:05 pm
Darali
GlennGreaves
GlennGreaves
29 May 2014

Custom Build - Central Coast, How find best builder for us??

Custom Build - Central Coast, How find best builder for us??
NSW

Hi, hope I can get some suggestions from helpful people We are building a custom-designed house on the Central Coast and would like to use a local builder. Our house will…

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GlennGreaves
May 29, 2014 5:59 pm
dsbuild
dsbuild
29 May 2014

Sherridon v Burbank

Sherridon v Burbank
VIC

I suppose the good news is that Burbank seem to fix the problem quickly without any delays??? (Glass half full…

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dsbuild
May 29, 2014 1:40 pm
Skyblues
Skyblues
29 May 2014

Late Completion of Works - Contract Stage

Late Completion of Works - Contract Stage
SA

Hi, I am hoping this thread can attract the experience and opinions of many people as this seems to be the issue that has the potential to cause great headache. We are…

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Skyblues
May 29, 2014 12:05 pm
PixelBit
PixelBit
29 May 2014

Aveling build

Aveling build
WA
1 ... 42, 43, 44

Looks great Janice, good job for paving the path to your mailbox yourselves.

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PixelBit
May 29, 2014 12:06 am
Bunya Street
Bunya Street
28 May 2014

Land registration

Land registration
NSW

Hi..has anyone got any update on the land registration for stage 10 in brooks reach, wollongong.....???

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Bunya Street
May 28, 2014 10:10 pm
Renski
Renski
28 May 2014

Eden Brae vs Elderton

Eden Brae vs Elderton
NSW

We just finished with EBH and have not had any experience dealing with Elderton. Every builder will have their good and bad points. In the end choose who you feel…

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Renski
May 28, 2014 9:16 pm

Land size amended - What are our options

Land size amended - What are our options
VIC

Seek legal advice. Most states offer a basic free service. How could it not be a material variation?? They are changing the terms of the contract and what has been…

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Building the Dream
May 28, 2014 8:52 pm
trambay
trambay
28 May 2014

Potential quality issues

Potential quality issues
QLD
1, 2

I think they poured the slab too short, the frame is pre-made according to the drawings I remember someone here said, so it should be concreter's fault :( If I was you I…

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trambay
May 28, 2014 8:05 pm
The Ebs
The Ebs
28 May 2014

Remove painting/electrics from Contract - Plantation Homes

Remove painting/electrics from Contract - Plantation Homes
QLD

Not too sure about the electrical work. How much would you be omitting out of the contract. I only ask because if you plan on doing majority of the work later then your…

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The Ebs
May 28, 2014 6:55 pm
The Ebs
gipps
gipps
28 May 2014

Opinions on house plan and positioning

Opinions on house plan and positioning
VIC
1, 2

bump, any thoughts on this plan? Many thanks,

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gipps
May 28, 2014 2:06 pm
Sherridon Homes
Sherridon Homes
28 May 2014

Anyone built with Sherridon Homes, Vic?

Anyone built with Sherridon Homes, Vic?
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Is anyone building an Orlando home from Sherridon with a racked ceiling?

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Sherridon Homes
May 28, 2014 11:06 am
Smlee
Smlee
28 May 2014

Bulkhead question???

Bulkhead question???
NSW

Yes, Bulkhead when in with kichen cabinetry.

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Smlee
May 28, 2014 9:17 am
pl-ks
pl-ks
28 May 2014

Oak Gardens Keysborough

Oak Gardens Keysborough
VIC
1, 2

adsl 2+ has finally been provisioned... synched at 20mbps down& 1.3mbps up. Heard the neighbors on church road actually managed to get fibre...

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pl-ks
May 28, 2014 8:44 am
MissyP
MissyP
28 May 2014

Hillcrest build at Wavell Heights - Adenbrook

Hillcrest build at Wavell Heights - Adenbrook
QLD
1, 2, 3

Oh Hillcrest, yep, you win. What on earth did you do in a past life?! Here's hoping no issues arise in the next seven years. Are you loving it though?

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MissyP
May 28, 2014 12:11 am
MissyP
divine_home
divine_home
27 May 2014

Selling own home while building H&L package - any advice?

Selling own home while building H&L package - any advice?
ACT

Just wondering if anyone has bought a house and land package, split the contract, settled on land first and tried to sell their own home to finance the construction and…

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divine_home
May 27, 2014 11:07 pm
Daizy Sydney
Daizy Sydney
27 May 2014

Yet another Taubmans white paint question

Yet another Taubmans white paint question
QLD
1, 2

Hi.. Does anyone have a photo you can share of a Taubmans Crisp White on Walls against a ceiling white? We are almost ready for paint and…

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Daizy Sydney
May 27, 2014 2:03 pm
cpaces
cpaces
27 May 2014

Building Aspiration 35 Wisdom Homes at the Ponds

Building Aspiration 35 Wisdom Homes at the Ponds
NSW
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Yes. Have been using it since day one. So far it's ok for its function. It all depends on your mobile coverage. Sometimes the push notification can be late when you're…

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cpaces
May 27, 2014 1:29 pm
don_seafarer
don_seafarer
27 May 2014

Has anyone built with Amano Homes?

Has anyone built with Amano Homes?
WA

Hi there - we are also at that point of picking a builder for our 2 storey home and Amano have come in with a competitive costing - We are keen to talk to people who have…

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don_seafarer
May 27, 2014 9:07 am
jakht
jakht
26 May 2014

Willowdale ( leppington)

Willowdale ( leppington)
NSW
1, 2

I had an email this afternoon that 1d is registered and we are getting closer to settlement. Did 1a 1b and 1c got anything like settlement dates?

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jakht
May 26, 2014 7:17 pm
Treasure101
Treasure101
26 May 2014

Premiere Heights

Premiere Heights
WA

Anyone else building at Premiere Heights at southern river?

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Treasure101
May 26, 2014 5:46 pm

Homebuyers Centre Ultimate St Marks - Avalon at Baldivis

Homebuyers Centre Ultimate St Marks - Avalon at Baldivis
WA
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Hi Tezzle, What a great feed this is of your building journey! How is the home now you've moved in? Here to help if you need anything! Adrienne - Homebuyers Centre

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HomebuyersCentre1
May 26, 2014 4:35 pm
HomebuyersCentre1

Lethe's House - Baldivis, Homebuyers Centre - WE HAVE KEYS!!

Lethe's House - Baldivis, Homebuyers Centre - WE HAVE KEYS!!
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi Lethe, Congratulations on your new home! I've loved looking back over your forum and reading about your journey. Hopefully you've moved in and getting settled. Enjoy…

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HomebuyersCentre1
May 26, 2014 4:22 pm
HomebuyersCentre1
AudreyGreenwood
AudreyGreenwood
26 May 2014

Aveley-Dale Alcock - Moving In :)

Aveley-Dale Alcock - Moving In :)
WA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

The house is looking really fantastic! And in such a quick time after moving everything seems to be up and running already! Not a packing box in sight at all! If it were…

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AudreyGreenwood
May 26, 2014 1:28 pm
AudreyGreenwood
DreamHome23
DreamHome23
26 May 2014

Council Approvals

Council Approvals
VIC

Hi all, We are building the Waldorf 48 in the South Eastern suburbs with PD. We fall within Greater Dandenong Council. Just wondering what the process is with regards to…

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DreamHome23
May 26, 2014 11:57 am
DreamHome23
DreamHome23
26 May 2014

HELP PLS! Abolishment of Gas and Electricity

HELP PLS! Abolishment of Gas and Electricity
VIC

Thank you for the comments.. Just praying that we meet the timeframes

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DreamHome23
May 26, 2014 11:50 am

The Playground, Coolbellup

The Playground, Coolbellup
WA

Hi Guys, Is anyone building in the Playground at Coolbellup? Would be good to connect and also see how you are dealing with the DAP restrictions.

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FirstHomieCoolbellup
May 26, 2014 11:30 am
ayaman
ayaman
26 May 2014

Anyone built with "Inprofile Built?"

Anyone built with "Inprofile Built?"
VIC

Hello, Has anyone in Melbourne used a building company called "Inprofile Built?" They are based in Beaumaris I believe. Any reviews would be greatly appreciated as I love…

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ayaman
May 26, 2014 10:14 am
insider
insider
26 May 2014

Porter Davis - Cost of upgrade from M class to H class slab

Porter Davis - Cost of upgrade from M class to H class slab
VIC

That's interesting a H1 indicates that it is a highly reactive clay site but if there was a house removed over your building envelope then usually it is a class P…

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insider
May 26, 2014 7:35 am


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