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mickandjaide
mickandjaide
2 July 2014

Anyone else in Appin Valley?

Anyone else in Appin Valley?
NSW
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Hi All, I am trying to buy land but it looks like i am too late. Should anyone want to give up their lot with $2,000 (neg) cash payout please reply to this message or…

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mickandjaide
Jul 02, 2014 12:13 pm
Shane-Kelly
Shane-Kelly
1 July 2014

State demolition

State demolition
NSW

Do you have gas at house

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Shane-Kelly
Jul 01, 2014 9:05 pm
Spong
Spong
1 July 2014

General price guide?

General price guide?
WA

@ $2000/m2 you cant really go wrong. It all comes down to how flexible you can be with the finishes

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Spong
Jul 01, 2014 8:58 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
1 July 2014

What are you doing post handover?

What are you doing post handover?
NSW

you can do splashbacks your self and save $$$ if your builder isn't doing it already do it your self. like blinds and flooring painting paving lights cupboards in l'dry if…

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2-cupcakes-pls
Jul 01, 2014 7:56 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
xxennon
xxennon
1 July 2014

Our New Home - Clarendon Maitland 29

Our New Home - Clarendon Maitland 29
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi Everyone, So sorry I have taken so long to come back. To be honest, I have had an extremely busy year (Got married, moved in, and had baby!) and forgot :( That…

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xxennon
Jul 01, 2014 7:20 pm
Ninka
Ninka
1 July 2014

Changing location of Hot water system during prestart

Changing location of Hot water system during prestart
WA

I'm pretty sure that as it's not a structural change it shouldn't have an additional cost for you. I do recommend an instantaneous gas hot water system though as it just…

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Ninka
Jul 01, 2014 4:58 pm
Ninka
LeonCh
LeonCh
1 July 2014

Newbie

Newbie
NSW

Many congratulations Debbiejo. Welcome to the forum and share with us.

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LeonCh
Jul 01, 2014 3:53 pm
sjmorris-80
sjmorris-80
1 July 2014

Bingara build with Rawsons

Bingara build with Rawsons
NSW

No haven't booked for electrical or tiles yet but thank you so much for the advise especially with Annie. As you know the design of our kitchen we don't have the full…

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sjmorris-80
Jul 01, 2014 2:38 pm
psdillon
psdillon
1 July 2014

Bafto Homes Custom Build

Bafto Homes Custom Build
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Thanks so much for that summary. I read on some earlier posts that you were out of pocket for the re-mortaring or brickwork repairs, I hope it wasn't too much $$. Thanks…

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psdillon
Jul 01, 2014 1:45 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 July 2014

Cost of building?

Cost of building?
NSW

Forget the landscaping for the moment and just look at costs per sq m to build the house. Also remove flooring coverings ( except for wet areas ) and window coverings…

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Stewie D
Jul 01, 2014 1:21 pm
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Kaylz
Jul 01, 2014 9:11 am
asha
asha
30 June 2014

Considering HomeGroup WA build

Considering HomeGroup WA build
WA

Hello Beazley77, Another HGWAer here (repeat client). Although I always shop around when it comes to choosing a builder I think we have found our fit here. Yes their…

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asha
Jun 30, 2014 11:08 pm
asha
aussiebloke
aussiebloke
30 June 2014

Henley Townhouse - Selandra Rise

Henley Townhouse - Selandra Rise
VIC

Also, does anyone know if you're allowed to get independent building inspections done on a Spec build?

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aussiebloke
Jun 30, 2014 10:42 pm
Hopesanddreams
Hopesanddreams
30 June 2014

Narrow Block Builds

Narrow Block Builds
NSW

We are also building on a 10m wide block. I have recently learnt that you can build to your boundary on one side of your block for your garage. The wall on the boundary…

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Hopesanddreams
Jun 30, 2014 9:51 pm
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Kaylz
Jun 30, 2014 6:26 pm
bashworth
bashworth
30 June 2014

New Development but no storm water. HELP!

New Development but no storm water. HELP!
VIC

&0 Years ago with big gardens and small houses it was possible to get away with some questionable storm drainage practices. When more of the block gets covered there is a…

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bashworth
Jun 30, 2014 5:06 pm
bashworth
HomebuyersCentre1
HomebuyersCentre1
30 June 2014

Homebuyers Centre WA - Aveley. First home!

Homebuyers Centre WA - Aveley. First home!
WA
1, 2, 3

Hi Katrina, I'm so glad our AOM could settle some of your concerns. Looking forward to seeing more about the final steps in the build. Have a great day! Adrienne

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HomebuyersCentre1
Jun 30, 2014 11:13 am
HomebuyersCentre1
joannek
joannek
29 June 2014

Carter Grange vs independent builder & architect?

Carter Grange vs independent builder & architect?
VIC

You'll find it has been discussed here. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=70467&p=1157928#p1157928 It depends what you were hoping to get from a custom builder? Were you after…

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joannek
Jun 29, 2014 9:15 pm
Shambini
Shambini
29 June 2014

Determining Acoustic Requirements

Determining Acoustic Requirements
NSW

Can the council or housing estate provide you with further information?

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Shambini
Jun 29, 2014 8:42 pm
Shambini
mgilla
mgilla
29 June 2014

Cracks in driveway after 4 weeks

Cracks in driveway after 4 weeks
NSW

were there any saw cuts or control joints placed in the slab. Even if there is there's no real control over cracks in the driveway.

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mgilla
Jun 29, 2014 8:31 pm
evec
evec
29 June 2014

Our first Home :) the Sahara Q1

Our first Home :) the Sahara Q1
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

how is the progress, Rangi?

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evec
Jun 29, 2014 3:11 pm
evec
Alli_Barba
Alli_Barba
29 June 2014

Advice on choosing Builder...

Advice on choosing Builder...
NSW

And they say Tassie is a bad place to be lol there is certainly good land here within the 250 budget and a custom design within the 500, we have just purchase 2.8 flat…

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Alli_Barba
Jun 29, 2014 10:59 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 June 2014

Custom design with 2 kitchens double story house

Custom design with 2 kitchens double story house
VIC

The big problem you will have is convincing your council that the lower storey is not a granny flat with the second kitchen as you are limited to 60 sqm for one. Maybe you…

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Stewie D
Jun 29, 2014 10:55 am
navs
navs
28 June 2014

Battle-axe Custom Build with Dale - Key Handover Today!!!!!!

Battle-axe Custom Build with Dale - Key Handover Today!!!!!!
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Oo keep on top of stuff like that, they were trying to tell us it was our fault that the shelf was there and I was like that's ridiculous, why would it have specified…

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navs
Jun 28, 2014 9:16 pm
haloboy
haloboy
28 June 2014

Our Building Blog for Rochedale Estates

Our Building Blog for Rochedale Estates
QLD

Hello Bactobob, The Netconn Group has not changed names, just new logos and working on a new website. We would be happy to look at your house and give a quote. We can…

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haloboy
Jun 28, 2014 6:48 pm
Shambini
Shambini
28 June 2014

Brick or Hebel on P class soil

Brick or Hebel on P class soil
VIC

My understanding is that the type of material used for walls is not impacted by the soil type. The foundations are the most critical for the soil type and the engineer…

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Shambini
Jun 28, 2014 3:07 pm
Shambini
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
28 June 2014

Flooring for pole/stilt based home

Flooring for pole/stilt based home
WA

In their case they had a trestle style floor structure, with a tin layer and then maybe a 50mm or so concrete slab. Can this be used on…

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Beetaloo
Jun 28, 2014 1:58 pm
Beetaloo
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 June 2014

Underground Pit with Porter Davis (South East Suburbs)

Underground Pit with Porter Davis (South East Suburbs)
VIC

No replies! There is a dedicated PD Waldorf thread that you should ask on. The thread has a lot of posters who are sure to help. The thread is linked below.

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SaveH2O
Jun 27, 2014 11:58 pm
SaveH2O
mwccl
mwccl
27 June 2014

Is this normal - Designing a kitchen with builders?

Is this normal - Designing a kitchen with builders?
WA

Thanks for all the replies. Looks like I will be visiting the cabinet makers but do the design myself since they will charge for drawing the plans up. I guess that's the…

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mwccl
Jun 27, 2014 5:09 pm
Ournewhome2014
Ournewhome2014
27 June 2014

Coral - Noosa 279 Pictures.. Now and Then..

Coral - Noosa 279 Pictures.. Now and Then..
NSW

Hello, We really enjoyed reading your post :). We are currently in the process of choosing a builder for our house. We like the Daydream 30 design from Coral and wanted to…

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Ournewhome2014
Jun 27, 2014 2:41 pm
deluxes
deluxes
27 June 2014

Colour Help Please!

Colour Help Please!
VIC

No worries! It made me feel better seeing it afterwards as well... Paint colour was the one thing I had a real struggle with feeling "ok" with. I searched Spatial on the…

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deluxes
Jun 27, 2014 10:49 am
deluxes
[Carlz]
[Carlz]
27 June 2014

Standard tiles? Cost to upgrade tiles?

Standard tiles? Cost to upgrade tiles?
VIC

Thanks everyone for your help and advice! I will let you know how I go!

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[Carlz]
Jun 27, 2014 9:57 am
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Avenger
Jun 26, 2014 11:07 pm
bpratt
bpratt
26 June 2014

Waffle Pod Slab Construction in Time-lapse.

Waffle Pod Slab Construction in Time-lapse.
VIC

When they did my waffle pod slab, they worked flat out all the time, with individual members of the crew stopping for smoko and a bit to eat, whilst the others kept on…

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bpratt
Jun 26, 2014 10:48 pm
ant22
ant22
26 June 2014

Essa benchtops

Essa benchtops

my bad, I thought I posted it in the porter davis and I actually thought I deleted it once I realised I started a new thread but obivously not. Mods please feel free to…

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ant22
Jun 26, 2014 7:42 pm
kiwi
kiwi
26 June 2014

My build thread - Kellyville

My build thread - Kellyville
NSW
1, 2

Thank you so much, I will pass that info on to her. I will also share your blog link and she may get in touch ( she is not on the forum. Not really an Internet junky,…

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kiwi
Jun 26, 2014 2:28 pm
kiwi
riverside_24
riverside_24
26 June 2014

Building with Manhattan Homes

Building with Manhattan Homes
NSW

Just seeking a bit of information regarding building a house with Manhattan Homes if anybody has had experience with them. They seem to have great levels of inclusions…

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riverside_24
Jun 26, 2014 1:25 pm
Echo
Echo
25 June 2014

Plunkett Vs Next Residential. Any Feedback ?

Plunkett Vs Next Residential. Any Feedback ?
WA

OK , some further info Block 1012 sqm, rectangular , 20 meter front, gonna split in two making two street frontages, location is Como, South of Perth. Build two new…

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Echo
Jun 25, 2014 11:50 pm
Echo
ep2014
ep2014
25 June 2014

New Choice Homes?

New Choice Homes?
WA

We signed up with them in 2013 Nov and construction started end of April 2014. We have been waiting for over a month now for them to start laying bricks and they cannot…

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ep2014
Jun 25, 2014 9:09 pm
Lorri
Lorri
25 June 2014

Anyone building in Tasmania?

Anyone building in Tasmania?
TAS

Hi Johnson, I will ask about that, might be a winner, you never know. I got a quote from one big builder, and it said $10.000 to connect power to house, sounds a lot to…

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Lorri
Jun 25, 2014 7:04 pm
Lorri
LaceyM
LaceyM
25 June 2014

upgrades

upgrades
WA

Most of that would just be the glass size going up, and the extra materials and weight (will take 2 people to install instead of 1 etc) not a bad price, glazed front doors…

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LaceyM
Jun 25, 2014 1:48 pm
LaceyM
Sokaba
Sokaba
25 June 2014

Warralily Coast, Watersun

Warralily Coast, Watersun
VIC

Hi, My family is also looking at building at warralily Coast(stage 55) Did you end up going with Watersun? I'd be interested in any feedback or…

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Sokaba
Jun 25, 2014 11:39 am
Busso girl
Busso girl
25 June 2014

Is anyone building with ventura

Is anyone building with ventura
WA

Hi Just wondering if anyone is building with ventura homes? Particularly In the southwest WA -BUSSELTON . If anyone is or has, what has been your experience? Thanks

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Busso girl
Jun 25, 2014 12:46 am
dsbuild
dsbuild
24 June 2014

Burbank Ascent 2500

Burbank Ascent 2500
VIC
1, 2

How exciting it has all worked out the way you want. We take a LONG time to make decisions. So we also went to edge prepared and ran out of time. Once we went for our…

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dsbuild
Jun 24, 2014 10:19 pm
maddymo
maddymo
24 June 2014

What is a southern wall?

What is a southern wall?
WA

Thanks for all the input guys. I think I might get this back to my builder and have him check with the council.

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maddymo
Jun 24, 2014 6:41 pm
benogtr
benogtr
24 June 2014

Warralily Coast Soil Stage 55 tests

Warralily Coast Soil Stage 55 tests
VIC

Hi, We have a block in Stage 55 (Portrush Loop) which titles very soon.Can anyone give me an idea of what their soil tests are coming back as? I realise this can change…

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benogtr
Jun 24, 2014 2:28 pm
ST13
ST13
24 June 2014

Help needed siteworks

Help needed siteworks
WA

If you change builders, they will need to go through council again as you wont be able to build the same house due to copyrighted plans. You will also lose your deposit…

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ST13
Jun 24, 2014 10:11 am
never again
never again
24 June 2014

Premier Builders Group !

Premier Builders Group !
VIC

Hi, Who was your builder? We have been through a roller coaster ride with them in the last 4 months where they have increased prices steadily as we progressed with the…

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never again
Jun 24, 2014 10:00 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 June 2014

CASHBACK ON KITCHEN APPLIANCES HENLEY HOMES?

CASHBACK ON KITCHEN APPLIANCES HENLEY HOMES?
VIC

About $500-600 for dishwasher. I really wanted to try out the Technika dishwasher but it got 1/5 rating on product rating sites, with one…

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Saint Mike
Jun 24, 2014 7:21 am
Saint Mike
Ashleeeigh
Ashleeeigh
23 June 2014

First home in ellenbrook

First home in ellenbrook
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Yes I will do! Spent alllllll day there today! Prepping for paint. Far out! Such a big job! Got there at 11:30 am and left at 8:15pm. All surfaces have been patched,…

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Ashleeeigh
Jun 23, 2014 11:25 pm


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