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perriness
perriness
9 August 2014

Building Carlisle Atlantique 36 - We're in!!

Building Carlisle Atlantique 36 - We're in!!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi, Your house turned out fab!!! Was wondering how much it cost to upgrade the front doors so they were taller?? Thanks

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perriness
Aug 09, 2014 6:59 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
9 August 2014

Insurance for owner supplied items not covered by builder

Insurance for owner supplied items not covered by builder
WA
1, 2

@snowing sounds like an approach I would go for but unfortunately my builder will only cover items supplied…

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Saint Mike
Aug 09, 2014 12:17 pm
Saint Mike
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
9 August 2014

Farming zone

Farming zone
VIC

In South Australia, at least in my council district, the threshold is 20 hectares or above. It is relatively straight forward to get building approval if the property is…

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Beetaloo
Aug 09, 2014 10:56 am
Beetaloo
mgilla
mgilla
9 August 2014

Retaining Wall in front of Garage?

Retaining Wall in front of Garage?
WA

Been charged for or had an allowance put in?

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mgilla
Aug 09, 2014 9:59 am
Ozlizz
Ozlizz
8 August 2014

Construction Size in vacant land

Construction Size in vacant land
NSW

whats your R code? if R30, then 55% R20/25, 50%, well for WA it is. You can build a bit more by asking the council.

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Ozlizz
Aug 08, 2014 7:04 pm
Bobbin
Bobbin
8 August 2014

Libbys Build - first home with fairmonts

Libbys Build - first home with fairmonts
SA
1, 2, 3

Hi Libby! I've just come across your thread. We are planning the exact colour and finish combos for our kitchen and bathrooms that you have so I was wondering if you have…

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Bobbin
Aug 08, 2014 6:10 pm
Bobbin
AussieMark
AussieMark
8 August 2014

Raised Theatre Flooring - Carpenter

Raised Theatre Flooring - Carpenter
WA

Yes you are right there will always be trade offs. One thought would be to get chairs with storage in the armrests. These can be quite roomy especially if the seating is…

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AussieMark
Aug 08, 2014 2:13 am
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
7 August 2014

Demolition Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, Rawson rebuild

Demolition Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, Rawson rebuild
NSW

Hi all Can you recommend a good and cost efficient company for house demolition/removal in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie area. Also, has anyone done a 'rebuild with…

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Leksie5000
Aug 07, 2014 5:28 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
7 August 2014

water usage during building

water usage during building
VIC

I received my latest water bill. My build has used 15kl for the site prep, termite spraying and slab only. Since then I have been on tank water. The brickwork used…

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Beetaloo
Aug 07, 2014 4:02 pm
Beetaloo
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
7 August 2014

removelist

removelist
NSW

From where to where ?

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Saint Mike
Aug 07, 2014 11:43 am
Saint Mike
d@n
d@n
7 August 2014

Please help with Facade Colours and Options

Please help with Facade Colours and Options
VIC

Neutral colours will give you a more modern look. However as joanne said, the design is quite the country homestead style so this contradicts with a contemporary look.

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d@n
Aug 07, 2014 11:37 am

My Good experience with "Goldruby Homes" (Mathew Smith)

My Good experience with "Goldruby Homes" (Mathew Smith)
ACT

I built my home using “Goldruby Homes” back in 2009. Here is my personal experience with Mathew Smith. In general, building our own home is not that often we do. …

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PatrickWhiteFranklin
Aug 07, 2014 12:45 am
Talkey
Talkey
6 August 2014

Zeally Sands Torquay

Zeally Sands Torquay
VIC

Hi future neighbour, I've also bought in Zeally Sands, Torquay. Have you decided on a builder yet? Also, I'm about to get a soil test done. Any recommendations? Good luck.

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Talkey
Aug 06, 2014 11:27 pm
Talkey
Verticon1
Verticon1
6 August 2014

Building at Tuscan Rise - Kellyville

Building at Tuscan Rise - Kellyville
NSW

Its a Great area!! Will be great once finally developed!! Will be willing to help out anyone that wants a newly built home!! www.verticondevelopments.com.au :)

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Verticon1
Aug 06, 2014 9:43 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
6 August 2014

Fencing

Fencing
NSW

I'm lot 918 in Polsson Street so far around me looks like everyone is getting the woodland grey I sent Elizabeth my partners info to pass on to…

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Saint Mike
Aug 06, 2014 4:36 pm
Saint Mike
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
6 August 2014

Excess soil removal

Excess soil removal
NSW

That seems about right for bobcat & truck not sure of your tipping fees + builders margin ? Ask for breakdown! If it can be used as clean fill elsewhere sometimes they…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 06, 2014 4:35 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
perriness
perriness
6 August 2014

Hardwick facade

Hardwick facade
VIC

Hi Nelson 46 box hill, thanks for the reply, would you have a photo? Thanks

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perriness
Aug 06, 2014 11:07 am
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joyfulbuilder
Aug 06, 2014 12:09 am
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 10:58 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 9:35 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 5:55 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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kank
Aug 05, 2014 4:41 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 12:25 pm
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 5:41 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 2:59 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 1:15 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 12:13 pm
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 10:12 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 9:45 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 5:39 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 5:16 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 4:36 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 10:45 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 8:42 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 11:58 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 11:12 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 6:53 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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sparkysgirl
Aug 02, 2014 1:43 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 8:27 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 12:42 pm
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 11:16 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 1:01 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
Aug 01, 2014 12:11 am
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 9:54 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 8:26 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 7:50 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 5:11 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 1:50 pm


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