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Rainleaves
Rainleaves
19 May 2014

Looking for help with the External Colour Selections

Looking for help with the External Colour Selections
SA
1, 2

No, on the report it only shows Class H2-D, and P for fill, they said they needed to bring more soil. Rainleaves A engineer will have to design…

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Rainleaves
May 19, 2014 7:33 pm
Rainleaves
butterbing
butterbing
19 May 2014

Information on Greater Concept/Premier Homes (w.a)

Information on Greater Concept/Premier Homes (w.a)
WA

Well said said Andy Jones I have a huge write up on my thread with so many good things to say about Premier and Greater Concept thumbs up from me Design by Greater…

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butterbing
May 19, 2014 6:18 pm
butterbing
leighton
leighton
19 May 2014

Vic - Building in Fire Zone Areas, extra costs and info

Vic - Building in Fire Zone Areas, extra costs and info
VIC
1, 2

Hi All. anyone having any problems with BMO should know about Kate Cotter. PM me if you dont because she is great value in my eyes. cheers

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leighton
May 19, 2014 5:51 pm
leighton
building-expert
building-expert
19 May 2014

Neighbour wants to use our power while they build

Neighbour wants to use our power while they build
VIC
1, 2

i have been informed by energy safe victoria that is is ILLEGAL for any one to run a power cord extension into a neighbors yard. And…

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building-expert
May 19, 2014 3:59 pm
building-expert
nrh157
nrh157
19 May 2014

Telstra Velocity Package

Telstra Velocity Package
VIC

Hi, Out of your Velocity box will be 1 cable each for Data, TV & Tel. Velocity will supply a Router which you plug your velocity data into. The router will be a 4 port…

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nrh157
May 19, 2014 3:26 pm
nrh157
mikkyG
mikkyG
19 May 2014

Pegs on Lot

Pegs on Lot
VIC

As a uni student I had a little earner $500 a property to find pegs, easiest job I ever had, don't pay the builders.

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mikkyG
May 19, 2014 7:16 am
Dream_Catchers
Dream_Catchers
19 May 2014

Desperate for help choosing external colours!

Desperate for help choosing external colours!
WA
1, 2

I never thought I was going to have 6 kids .I was lucky to have a girl and a boy . but then I had 4 other girls. had to sacrifice our own small…

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Dream_Catchers
May 19, 2014 12:55 am
Dream_Catchers
PhoenixAlessi
PhoenixAlessi
18 May 2014

Anyone building the Phoenix 38 with Metricon

Anyone building the Phoenix 38 with Metricon
SA

We're building the Phoenix Alessi too, with the dining/outdoor room option and the master WIR ILO 5th bedroom. shambini, I'm looking forward to following your blog! Our…

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PhoenixAlessi
May 18, 2014 11:05 pm
PhoenixAlessi
fairview
fairview
18 May 2014

Henley HIA contract

Henley HIA contract
VIC

It says that the contract is for start within thirty days but they are very flexible. We signed contracts May last year and still haven't started building due to a delay…

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fairview
May 18, 2014 9:50 pm
hachy
hachy
18 May 2014

shower screens after handover???

shower screens after handover???
SA

just curious to see if anyone has had their shower screens installed after handover. we are currently looking into building house #2 and went to see the salesman on the…

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hachy
May 18, 2014 9:02 pm
hachy
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Charlston01
May 18, 2014 8:32 pm
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insider
May 18, 2014 6:28 pm
jennifer80
jennifer80
17 May 2014

tristams first home

tristams first home
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Good to see so much progress this week, I think you have the same brickie as us.

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jennifer80
May 17, 2014 11:39 pm
jennifer80
Althom
Althom
17 May 2014

From experience which Perth builder would you use again or..

From experience which Perth builder would you use again or..
WA

That's the problem. The front office personnel and sales staff will tell you exactly what you want to hear but if you get a bad Site Supervisor, who will almost…

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Althom
May 17, 2014 4:49 pm
Althom
xxxKGJxxx
xxxKGJxxx
17 May 2014

Building Adventure WA(NOR)- YAY!!!!!

Building Adventure WA(NOR)- YAY!!!!!
WA
1 ... 10, 11, 12

thanks, we have moved very fast but we had a few delays that prob makes it feel quicker too. we are just super excited to see some green grass and its sure does make the…

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xxxKGJxxx
May 17, 2014 4:00 pm
xxxKGJxxx
Spatel
Spatel
17 May 2014

HENLEY LEXINGTON LUX Q1 MK2

HENLEY LEXINGTON LUX Q1 MK2
VIC
1, 2

TamZlat, Yes dafinately. If you do flooring after handover, not only you save money but important is the quality that you get. Builder charged us 7k for cat 1 carpet and…

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Spatel
May 17, 2014 11:55 am
Spatel
GoaMumbai
GoaMumbai
16 May 2014

Urban Edge Homes - Melbourne

Urban Edge Homes - Melbourne
VIC

Hi Guys, Has or is anyone building Urband Edges Kato 45? Anyone building with them in Craigieburn

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GoaMumbai
May 16, 2014 7:27 pm
mgilla
mgilla
16 May 2014

wall is not straight? what to do?

wall is not straight? what to do?
VIC

This is very common, it happens because the metal external corners for the plaster can protrude 3-4mm wider than the 10mm sheet so when the corners are set it creates a…

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mgilla
May 16, 2014 5:24 pm
mgilla
mgilla
16 May 2014

First Time Building (WA) - pre start issues

First Time Building (WA) - pre start issues
WA

Pistol can I make a suggestion, i'm not sure how much you have already outlayed but it may be better for all concerned to walk away and find another builder. Your builder…

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mgilla
May 16, 2014 5:02 pm
ellstons
ellstons
16 May 2014

langford

langford
NSW

hey everyone..jjust curious we are tossing up between eden brae and all worth but it looks like we are going with all worth to build the LANGFORD!!!!!!!!!!! has anyone…

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ellstons
May 16, 2014 4:29 pm
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trixee
May 16, 2014 9:51 am
trixee
Ponzu
Ponzu
15 May 2014

Single piece splashback

Single piece splashback
VIC

http://imgur.com/SR2F1uy That's the link to the image. The splashback is approx 2.6m which is fine for a single piece. Toughened/fireproof is more expensive. It's…

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Ponzu
May 15, 2014 6:16 pm
mgilla
mgilla
15 May 2014

Spoil Removal

Spoil Removal
NSW

It's normal to have a…

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mgilla
May 15, 2014 5:12 pm
StephyD
StephyD
15 May 2014

Simonds Sierra - We have the keys

Simonds Sierra - We have the keys
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

After all you went through that's great to hear. I'll keep an eye out, I love seeing how people decorate the sierra. :)

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StephyD
May 15, 2014 3:21 pm
StephyD
Ponzu
Ponzu
15 May 2014

KDR - tell me your stories/problems/triumphs

KDR - tell me your stories/problems/triumphs
NSW

a lot of people on Somersoft forums (property investment) are KDR afficionados. One thing ive gleamed from them when ive read their topics is to ensur eyou know who is…

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Ponzu
May 15, 2014 3:04 pm
emily05
emily05
15 May 2014

Somerfield Estate Stage 33 and 34 - Marwood Park

Somerfield Estate Stage 33 and 34 - Marwood Park
VIC

Hi, My partner and I bought land in October last year in this stage. We are also in Beaufort St. We were expecting our land to be settled in February but it is still…

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emily05
May 15, 2014 2:27 pm
Shambini
Shambini
15 May 2014

Independent work done after handover

Independent work done after handover
NSW

Tiling and carpets are the big ones for us. Floor tiling through the builder will cost approx. $100 sqm just for labour - after market can be done for around $50 sqm.…

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Shambini
May 15, 2014 1:35 pm
Shambini
building-expert
building-expert
15 May 2014

What are the steps in signing building contract

What are the steps in signing building contract
WA

I would like to add that unless you understand building contracts you should have…

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building-expert
May 15, 2014 10:34 am
building-expert
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
15 May 2014

Electrical after handover

Electrical after handover
SA

Lighting is pretty much a no-brainer. Get the builder to do any down lights, but everything else (sensor lights, pendants, ceiling mounted, wall mounted, external fittings…

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Bluesuede
May 15, 2014 9:38 am
Bluesuede
onggie
onggie
14 May 2014

Conrete tiles

Conrete tiles
NSW

Hi, My builder included concrete tiles into the quote which cost the same as colorbond. Terracotta would be more expensive. My friend told me…

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onggie
May 14, 2014 8:47 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
14 May 2014

Stone benchtop

Stone benchtop
WA

I paid $2.2k for the kitchen benches (40mm edge), $350 each for the bathroom and ensuite (20mm edge). So if you have a stone that you like in the range and all benchtops…

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Ponzu
May 14, 2014 1:24 pm
Mali02
Mali02
14 May 2014

Signing building contract before Lands titled - HELP!!!

Signing building contract before Lands titled - HELP!!!
WA

I agree with you. But in sydney land releases are being sold to priority people that missed out in previous releases and the cycle just…

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Mali02
May 14, 2014 11:12 am
dee_77
dee_77
14 May 2014

Cambridge, Home Group WA

Cambridge, Home Group WA
WA
1, 2, 3

Good luck for today Adam! I hope HGWA pull their act together and get everything sorted for you ASAP!!

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dee_77
May 14, 2014 11:05 am
dee_77
Forg
Forg
14 May 2014

Any builders that do 1 year price hold?

Any builders that do 1 year price hold?
WA

It may be an ask and see process - but its asking a lot with 4 - 5 % inflation ... :) Unless they add an allowance for such…

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Forg
May 14, 2014 10:15 am
sneakersss
sneakersss
14 May 2014

terrible experience with my builder

terrible experience with my builder
VIC
1, 2

Okay. So, I've read this thread from the start a couple of times. Then I've gone back to the original post and read it a few more times. What exactly is the point of…

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sneakersss
May 14, 2014 2:57 am
sneakersss
cms5995
cms5995
14 May 2014

Anyone used Endless Dusk/Natural White/Sufmist for External?

Anyone used Endless Dusk/Natural White/Sufmist for External?

does anyone know the roof colour on the picture posted of the straddie? I really love this colour scheme

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cms5995
May 14, 2014 12:44 am
WildwoodDream
WildwoodDream
13 May 2014

Building with Redink in Jarrahdale... Keys!

Building with Redink in Jarrahdale... Keys!
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Congratulations Abby!!!! You must be so stoked!!! The house looks incredible :)

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WildwoodDream
May 13, 2014 10:38 pm
Jess41
Jess41
13 May 2014

1st home build seaside retreat

1st home build seaside retreat
NSW

Hi guys! New to the board have been reading everyone's posts and enjoying all the feedback you all give each other, a little about my home build- my partner and I are…

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Jess41
May 13, 2014 7:22 pm
Jess41
deluxes
deluxes
13 May 2014

My Journey Building with Simonds - Livorno * Pic Heavy*

My Journey Building with Simonds - Livorno * Pic Heavy*
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

How exciting all these new homes coming up. deluxes: thats crap that ducted heating is not included. Cooling isnt here though but is in…

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deluxes
May 13, 2014 5:40 pm
deluxes
wfry
wfry
13 May 2014

Our Redink Build at Honeywood...LIGHTS :)

Our Redink Build at Honeywood...LIGHTS :)
WA
1 ... 10, 11, 12

I unplugged it and plugged it into the other power socket, now it works fine haha. All good.

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wfry
May 13, 2014 3:20 pm
wfry
Forg
Forg
13 May 2014

Wooden or Wood Look Double Hung Windows cost?

Wooden or Wood Look Double Hung Windows cost?
QLD

Try the Windows sub-forum (up one level and I think it's called Windows And Doors or similar). If you decide to get wood-look aluminium, make sure you have a squiz at a…

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Forg
May 13, 2014 12:31 pm
mjmelb
mjmelb
12 May 2014

Flooring in Simonds VIC

Flooring in Simonds VIC
VIC

In vic there are only about 4 or 6 in the standard range. My colour scheme is grey too. Check them out in person, they look different to the brochure/website......ours did!

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mjmelb
May 12, 2014 9:54 pm
mjmelb
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
12 May 2014

Looking for opinions on Home Group WA

Looking for opinions on Home Group WA
WA

My Time line 11 April 2013 - signed up to lock in cost of build while we sell your home. 14 April 2013 - deposit on the land 24 April 2013 - Preliminary agreement…

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2-cupcakes-pls
May 12, 2014 7:18 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
bpratt
bpratt
12 May 2014

Mould!

Mould!
NSW

The water on our windows would get so bad that it would pool on the floor & the steel windows were rusting on the inside & we had to replace them.…

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bpratt
May 12, 2014 10:21 am
snowing
snowing
11 May 2014

3D drawing from a 2D plan

3D drawing from a 2D plan
NSW

I am oversea as well. So it's a good idea to learn a few more things to make things clear. I do wait till I am back to Aus before starting the build thou. But for the…

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snowing
May 11, 2014 6:56 pm
_lucinda
_lucinda
11 May 2014

first home - fairmont homes_floor tiles

first home - fairmont homes_floor tiles
SA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

New house, new job and new pups? Whew! that's a lot. Everything looks fabulous though--floor, kitchen, laundry, vanity, stair are all superb. Well done.

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_lucinda
May 11, 2014 1:42 pm
_lucinda
trambay
trambay
10 May 2014

Our Perth Build with Dale Alcock - Photos of completion

Our Perth Build with Dale Alcock - Photos of completion
WA
1, 2, 3

that big piece of glass seems no safe for kids.... maybe need some more supports :)

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trambay
May 10, 2014 11:04 pm
hachy
hachy
10 May 2014

bricks per house???

bricks per house???
SA

thankyou for the info.

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hachy
May 10, 2014 10:57 pm
hachy


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