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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

Some photos from our inspection a few weeks ago. Brick isn't finished because of the rain over the last month, but otherwise the house isn't far away. Probably 4-6 weeks…

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LastoftheMeridians
Jul 13, 2014 8:43 pm
LastoftheMeridians
newhomee
newhomee
13 July 2014

Stage 21

Stage 21
VIC

Hii Everyone, I bought a land at stage 21 @ Allura. Is there one nearby me ??? Any Neighbors ??

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newhomee
Jul 13, 2014 11:33 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
13 July 2014

Colour & electrical selection tips?

Colour & electrical selection tips?
VIC

Can you visit their "showroom" and have a look around before your meeting. We did this and picked up some ideas.

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Saint Mike
Jul 13, 2014 11:01 am
Saint Mike
Shambini
Shambini
13 July 2014

Ensuite Question

Ensuite Question
WA

We are having one and it will be positioned to the side in order to maximise bench space.

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Shambini
Jul 13, 2014 9:36 am
Shambini
jomarshall
jomarshall
13 July 2014

Single or double?? (Updated with contours and pics!)

Single or double?? (Updated with contours and pics!)
NSW

I have, many years ago in a rental. Hubby hasn't. To be honest I am leaning well towards a single but our fear was we would have to spend a fortune splitting the design…

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jomarshall
Jul 13, 2014 6:59 am
Ozlizz
Ozlizz
13 July 2014

Changes to plans

Changes to plans
WA

We've asked for a design that includes the following: 4x3 with study, minor bedrooms to one end of house with an activity area, main bedroom…

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Ozlizz
Jul 13, 2014 1:08 am
elemist
elemist
12 July 2014

Quick question about bank pre aproval

Quick question about bank pre aproval
WA

Can certainly do two, just be wary about apply to lots of different banks as each inquiry will show up on your credit report. So when you do go to apply if there's lots of…

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elemist
Jul 12, 2014 11:50 pm
Lorri
Lorri
12 July 2014

Reverse brick veneer

Reverse brick veneer
TAS

Hi just wondered if anyone has built this way and what you used on the outside, and any photos?

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Lorri
Jul 12, 2014 8:10 pm
Lorri

Hey everyone! I haven't posted for a while but we have progress on our land! First picture was on Sunday, 06/07 and second picture was on Tuesday, 08/07, courtesy of…

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RoseN
Jul 12, 2014 10:23 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
12 July 2014

Building tiny/small cheap house for one SA

Building tiny/small cheap house for one SA
SA

Thank you all the tips are very helpful. I have decided not to buy/build on the original block due to the slope of the block, so I am just…

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Saint Mike
Jul 12, 2014 9:26 am
Saint Mike
ally-good
ally-good
11 July 2014

building Our Denver 36 Dream Home

building Our Denver 36 Dream Home
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi Doc. No we took that portico of another of Me*#%ons house plans and they put it on the denver for us. And the large eaves were an extra. Well worth it tho as it gives a…

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ally-good
Jul 11, 2014 6:18 pm
ally-good

If you do find that you will have too many shading issues from the north you could try a design like this, with a central spine of clerestory…

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Gaggy
Jul 11, 2014 3:16 pm
Gaggy
oli2013
oli2013
11 July 2014

Beginning the build of our new home

Beginning the build of our new home
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

You are lucky to have him as SS he is easy to deal with. Yay slab! Exciting days haha. Yeah most are fixed and some have to wait for third party to fix.

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oli2013
Jul 11, 2014 12:43 pm
oli2013
Ponzu
Ponzu
11 July 2014

Builder made changes to HIA contract. Advice please.....

Builder made changes to HIA contract. Advice please.....
WA

Lol this year has been a year of expecting fights with all sorts of people over things. I've had very much the same experience with bringing stuff up and things working…

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Ponzu
Jul 11, 2014 9:05 am
bashworth
bashworth
10 July 2014

HGWA's structural warranty

HGWA's structural warranty
WA

Not sure if you are talking about the same things. There are two elements of 'Guarantee/Warranty' The 'implied warranty' in the contract that says the builder should do…

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bashworth
Jul 10, 2014 7:49 pm
bashworth
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joyfulbuilder
Jul 10, 2014 6:54 pm
D_rail
D_rail
10 July 2014

Earthworks cost?

Earthworks cost?
WA

No we didn't. The slab still needs 900mm of sand to stop the movement associated with clay soils. In the end we chose to only go down 500mm, and build up 400mm. This…

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D_rail
Jul 10, 2014 6:21 pm
Forg
Forg
10 July 2014

Induction cook tops and BASIX

Induction cook tops and BASIX
NSW

We've got induction ... I have no idea what our BASIX rating is, in my mind we were "pass". :) Electricity (induction or element) vs gas is more about the cost than the…

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Forg
Jul 10, 2014 6:13 pm
AJB
AJB
10 July 2014

A new house on a 9m sloping block

A new house on a 9m sloping block
QLD

Beautiful block and well done on your house design. Settlement of our sloping block in Victoria is next month. I can relate to not sleeping and dreaming about different…

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AJB
Jul 10, 2014 4:12 pm
AJB
mollydooka
mollydooka
10 July 2014

Ceiling fans, SS or chrome?

Ceiling fans, SS or chrome?
WA

We're building, going 5 ceiling fans in all bedrooms, upstairs Living, & Study. Hunter Pacific Typhoon. Tossing up between Stainless steel marine grade 316, & brushed…

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mollydooka
Jul 10, 2014 12:56 pm
BMWorld
BMWorld
10 July 2014

Perth Boutique builder recommendation?

Perth Boutique builder recommendation?
WA

I have just made an offer on a block and it was accepted. Now I have to decide on a builder. Looking to build customised 3x2x2 in city of Bayswater on a rear strata survey…

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BMWorld
Jul 10, 2014 6:59 am
BMWorld
triggywiggy
triggywiggy
10 July 2014

Building with Content Liv - Change main bed/retreat/ensuite?

Building with Content Liv - Change main bed/retreat/ensuite?
WA

I had a look at the plan online and changed with what I would do. The one thing I noticed on this plan is the small WIL and that it is so far…

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triggywiggy
Jul 10, 2014 1:01 am
triggywiggy
kaycee
kaycee
9 July 2014

Anyone having trouble registering interest with developers??

Anyone having trouble registering interest with developers??
NSW

Hi Lisa, Try posting your concerns/query in the forum viewtopic.php?f=31&t=71227 . There should be someone who can advise you.

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kaycee
Jul 09, 2014 10:19 pm
fzxbeetle
fzxbeetle
9 July 2014

Land too wet to do soil test - Henley

Land too wet to do soil test - Henley
VIC

understand now, looks like the Ute is too heavy to handle the wet land, so guess we have pray for the rain to stop

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fzxbeetle
Jul 09, 2014 9:45 pm
deluxes
deluxes
9 July 2014

Sanctuary Floorplan- More pics + updated version

Sanctuary Floorplan- More pics + updated version
QLD

Oh yes indeed... the patience skills get a workout when building, that's for sure!

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deluxes
Jul 09, 2014 4:39 pm
deluxes
bpratt
bpratt
9 July 2014

Arborist recommendation - Adelaide

Arborist recommendation - Adelaide
SA

Possibly be better to ask this in the Landscaping & Garden design section of the forum, as it is likely to be missed in this section with all the new posts it gets.

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bpratt
Jul 09, 2014 12:23 pm
Ru2014
Ru2014
9 July 2014

Sanctuary Floorplan

Sanctuary Floorplan
QLD

Thanks 1rocky, we liked this design mainly because we wanted a kitchen and alfresco that overlooks the back of our acreage land.

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Ru2014
Jul 09, 2014 12:07 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
14 July 2014

Cost of triple glazed window

Cost of triple glazed window
1, 2

Hi Ed, Not a lot of time now, but quickly, I thought this was the study you were originally referred to when you mentioned a study done…

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ECOECO
Jul 14, 2014 5:54 pm
ECOECO
AussieMark
AussieMark
9 July 2014

Can loan reject after Unconditional approval

Can loan reject after Unconditional approval
VIC
1, 2

+1 Ponzu. Its not personal, its normal business practice. BTW had the loan been extended the bank would have required mortgage insurance if the LTV was above a certain…

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AussieMark
Jul 09, 2014 9:45 am
aimees88
aimees88
8 July 2014

Wellard Estates - Emerald Park & Sunrise feedback?

Wellard Estates - Emerald Park & Sunrise feedback?
WA

Yep - things happen quickly. Sept isn't actually that far away when you think about it :)

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aimees88
Jul 08, 2014 9:07 pm
aimees88
kyrum
kyrum
8 July 2014

Is anyone building with Rendition or Scott Salisbury?

Is anyone building with Rendition or Scott Salisbury?
SA

Our house is close to completion. Our sales consultant was Adrian Laidley <sp?>. He left soon after we signed contract and we dealt direct with Rendition Accounting for…

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kyrum
Jul 08, 2014 7:42 pm
BoutiqueLawyers
BoutiqueLawyers
8 July 2014

Fixed price tender

Fixed price tender
NSW

Hold off.. once you are locked into a contract it is very very difficult to get out of. By the time you are ready to build, the cost escalation may cause the builder to…

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BoutiqueLawyers
Jul 08, 2014 3:53 pm
BoutiqueLawyers
sydfam
sydfam
8 July 2014

Help needed for external colour selections

Help needed for external colour selections
NSW

Thanks for your help. I tried to put the colours together to get a better idea. I've used gertrudis brown with…

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sydfam
Jul 08, 2014 3:31 pm
MelMel
MelMel
8 July 2014

Masterton vs Eden Brae

Masterton vs Eden Brae
NSW

I had compared the two, I have a spreadsheet where I put I all standard items plus items in promos. I found masterton sales man to not so…

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MelMel
Jul 08, 2014 3:04 pm


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