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vetty19
vetty19
15 April 2014

Hello everyone, about to start the new build process, comple

Hello everyone, about to start the new build process, comple
WA

It will be unlikely that they will build the house with no kitchen, but it never hurts to ask :) Good Luck with build, the design is nice. Love the idea of a Scullery :D

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vetty19
Apr 15, 2014 5:57 pm
vetty19
Skyblues
Skyblues
14 April 2014

Signing up

Signing up
SA

Hi, We are considering to sign up with a builder in Adelaide in the next couple of weeks. The design and quotation process has been smooth. Any recent experiences with…

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Skyblues
Apr 14, 2014 11:29 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
14 April 2014

Canberra: Todays Homes - Renaissance Homes - Sekisui House

Canberra: Todays Homes - Renaissance Homes - Sekisui House
ACT

Shirokuma we have almost finished building with Sekisui in the area. My thread goes into some detail about our experiences with them. We have…

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cat_dunc
Apr 14, 2014 7:58 pm
cat_dunc
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Ari
Apr 14, 2014 7:49 pm
BS12
BS12
14 April 2014

WA house building general advice (repost)

WA house building general advice (repost)
WA

Hi Ronahz and welcome to Alkimos Beach! Where in the estate are you?

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BS12
Apr 14, 2014 5:28 pm
J and A
J and A
14 April 2014

My Mcdonald Jones Blog - Drop in

My Mcdonald Jones Blog - Drop in
NSW

Hi Everyone, We are building with Mcdonald Jones (Milano Four), and are about to sign contracts, and wanted a place (A BLOG) to put the good, the bad and the Ugly. Feel…

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J and A
Apr 14, 2014 3:44 pm
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
14 April 2014

Matching bathrooms in new build?

Matching bathrooms in new build?
QLD
1, 2

I got told by laminex they were having manufacturing issues so it's only temporary. Same thing happened with the mist grey gloss but that is back now! Hopefully it's all…

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xxkatxx
Apr 14, 2014 2:19 pm
archetto
archetto
14 April 2014

Ben Trager- EPS Cladding and Truss Flooring

Ben Trager- EPS Cladding and Truss Flooring
WA

Following I suppose anyone who has a completed home with BTH has only been living in them for a year, maybe not even that long yet? They have a lifetime warranty so…

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archetto
Apr 14, 2014 2:12 pm
archetto
San man 255
San man 255
13 April 2014

Bunya home

Bunya home
NSW

Hello every1 I'm new to this forum I'm building with champion homes stage 5 John Campbell parade. Thanx every1 sharing ur ideas and discussions. Any 1 building with…

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San man 255
Apr 13, 2014 11:11 pm
Avenger
Avenger
13 April 2014

HELP on exterior colours :P

HELP on exterior colours :P
WA

Hi Issy, I liked your selection. I am building Minerva which is a bigger version of Easy start Display Home (Water Mark) http://www.newgenerationhomes.com.au/ou ...…

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Avenger
Apr 13, 2014 8:14 pm
askanaan
askanaan
13 April 2014

Using Project Builder but doing my floors

Using Project Builder but doing my floors
NSW

Also check if your flooring require any expansion gap and if they do make sure your skirting is thicker. We just realized our standard skirting of…

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askanaan
Apr 13, 2014 6:12 pm
IssyandOzzy
IssyandOzzy
13 April 2014

My building Thread - Handover 11 March 2011

My building Thread - Handover 11 March 2011
VIC
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Hello Janelle! wow your house looks so amazing.. especially your kitchen.. just wanted to ask though.. how are you going with the silk gloss with your kitchen? is it…

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IssyandOzzy
Apr 13, 2014 3:21 pm
Althom
Althom
13 April 2014

How picky were/are you at PCI?

How picky were/are you at PCI?
VIC

How much money have you handed over. How much debt are you now in? Note every single issue and expect the builder to deliver what you have paid for - a brand new, issue free home.

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Althom
Apr 13, 2014 10:03 am
Althom
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Phoenix7
Apr 12, 2014 9:31 pm
RU22
RU22
12 April 2014

Building Barossa with porter davis

Building Barossa with porter davis
VIC

Hi anyone build barossa with PD before? if yes, what are your experiences like.

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RU22
Apr 12, 2014 5:24 pm
KGsGirl
KGsGirl
12 April 2014

Building at Bingara Gorge

Building at Bingara Gorge
NSW

There is a Bingara Gorge thread - there are a few of your neighbours around. Congratulations its an gorgeous estate :)

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KGsGirl
Apr 12, 2014 2:39 pm
KGsGirl
insider
insider
12 April 2014

Foundations on a flat block more expensive?

Foundations on a flat block more expensive?
ACT

We're in the negotiation phase of a building contract. The first tender supplied by the builder has indicated that the cost of foundations…

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insider
Apr 12, 2014 9:03 am
SunnyBunny
SunnyBunny
12 April 2014

Building in Bunbury WA- upgrade prices

Building in Bunbury WA- upgrade prices
WA

Thank you for your help- just wanted to make sure I'm not the only one that thinks that is excessive :/

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SunnyBunny
Apr 12, 2014 12:20 am
AvaG
AvaG
11 April 2014

Grey bricks - any suggestions?

Grey bricks - any suggestions?
NSW

Thanks nayrailuj, your house looks great. I've also driven past a house nearby that had Brampton bricks. I like that colour too, the red is probably not quite as obvious…

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AvaG
Apr 11, 2014 10:49 pm
momomo
momomo
11 April 2014

My Aveling Build

My Aveling Build
WA
1 ... 12, 13, 14

How are you going, sslayerr? :D

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momomo
Apr 11, 2014 7:09 pm
momomo
belzey
belzey
11 April 2014

Window treatment shops in bunbury, busselton or mandurah WA

Window treatment shops in bunbury, busselton or mandurah WA
WA

Bunbury blinds specialist and another is goldenwest blinds and curtains. I have not used them but found then on Facebook would not hurt to get quotes :)

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belzey
Apr 11, 2014 5:26 pm
belzey
bashworth
bashworth
11 April 2014

WaterBoard approval || sewer peg out

WaterBoard approval || sewer peg out

Could be they want to build closer to the sewer than you did

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bashworth
Apr 11, 2014 4:21 pm
bashworth
Tony1993
Tony1993
11 April 2014

Surveying prior to purchasing land?

Surveying prior to purchasing land?
VIC

Alright sounds good, and im in South East Melbourne. Regarding surveying (topographical to see building viability) before purchasing or offering ona parcel of land, is…

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Tony1993
Apr 11, 2014 12:15 pm
Marmalade
Marmalade
11 April 2014

Huxley Homes

Huxley Homes
NSW

and if you buy now, you get a free set of steak knives (to put in your new kitchen of course) :)

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Marmalade
Apr 11, 2014 12:04 pm
radtech
radtech
11 April 2014

Building with Champion Homes

Building with Champion Homes
NSW

Hi, shiritha! Thank you. Congratulations to you as well on your Champion Homes' build. My experience so far with CH is the usual average. They accommodate your…

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radtech
Apr 11, 2014 12:00 pm
radtech
maverick343
maverick343
11 April 2014

Antenna, Home Theatre and Security Camera

Antenna, Home Theatre and Security Camera
NSW

Hey guys, Handover scheduled for next week. Does anyone know of someone who does home theatre, antenna and security installations in Sydney? Much appreciated. Cheers, Maverick

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maverick343
Apr 11, 2014 11:52 am
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
10 April 2014

Building with new generation homes in southwest WA

Building with new generation homes in southwest WA
WA

welcome!!!! I love this forum too! maybe too much at times, it hard to stay off

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2-cupcakes-pls
Apr 10, 2014 9:33 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
10 April 2014

Can someone please explain to me what a "Parapet Wall" is?

Can someone please explain to me what a "Parapet Wall" is?
QLD

Interesting. We have a parapet wall on our garage that is on the boundary. I checked our contract and the variation to "provide parapet to existing wall including…

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OurLindrum52
Apr 10, 2014 4:43 pm
nuadventure8
nuadventure8
10 April 2014

brikmakers vs boral

brikmakers vs boral
WA

I can't believe no one has any comments to make on this lol. Come on peeps would love to hear your thoughts :)

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nuadventure8
Apr 10, 2014 3:23 pm
undisclosed
undisclosed
10 April 2014

Victorian Home Choice builders- anyone know of them?

Victorian Home Choice builders- anyone know of them?
VIC

My God they are horrible. steer completely clear of them. late hand over, poor quality workmanship, zero custoemr service level. I have things breaking, cracking,…

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undisclosed
Apr 10, 2014 3:11 pm
sharonpete8
sharonpete8
10 April 2014

Aveling Airconditioning package

Aveling Airconditioning package
WA

Hi all, We are currently awaiting final documents but we were wondering if someone here may know something about Aveling's LG Reverse Cycle Airconditioning package. The…

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sharonpete8
Apr 10, 2014 1:43 pm
Sailor Dave
Sailor Dave
10 April 2014

Anyone building at cloverlea estate victoria????

Anyone building at cloverlea estate victoria????
VIC

Hi Sanna, We are building on lot 1014, Sherwood Road and the Builder is Boutique. Single Story. Now the fun begins as Settlement goes through this week

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Sailor Dave
Apr 10, 2014 8:16 am
Sailor Dave
jwood
jwood
10 April 2014

Building with Coral Homes, Huxley Home or Eden Brae - NSW

Building with Coral Homes, Huxley Home or Eden Brae - NSW
NSW

After careful consideration my wife and I have decided to put pen to paper about our experience with Huxley Homes, we have read so many horror stories about couples that…

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jwood
Apr 10, 2014 8:02 am
building-expert
building-expert
10 April 2014

asbestos buried underground

asbestos buried underground
VIC

You should contact asbestos removal specialists for a second opinion

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building-expert
Apr 10, 2014 7:25 am
building-expert
Graham3196
Graham3196
9 April 2014

Building a slab

Building a slab
WA

Thanks Matt All's well. Cheers Graham

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Graham3196
Apr 09, 2014 8:31 pm
elle
elle
9 April 2014

Painter Reccomendations WA SOR

Painter Reccomendations WA SOR
WA

Can anyone reccomend a good painter that is qualified with a reasonable price? For south of river (North Dandalup). Any info much appreciated! Photos even better ::lol::

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elle
Apr 09, 2014 8:29 pm
tezzab
tezzab
9 April 2014

Building in potential BAL-FZ zone

Building in potential BAL-FZ zone
VIC

Had a chat with Council or CFA? Find your local CFA HQ, as that may be where their assessors are situated. Your Planning Permit application to Council gets sent to them…

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tezzab
Apr 09, 2014 7:54 pm
tezzab
Bigblock7
Bigblock7
9 April 2014

Travertine or slate imported from China

Travertine or slate imported from China
SA

It really depends on the quantity - you can bring anything in, but price depends on the amount. I would also be wary of bringing any quantity in without inspecting it…

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Bigblock7
Apr 09, 2014 5:36 pm
Bigblock7
anthb
anthb
9 April 2014

Taylors Real Estate - Snowdon Homes

Taylors Real Estate - Snowdon Homes
VIC

Hi There I noticed you were thinking of building with Snowdon. I was just wondering if you went through with it and if so how was your experience with them as I am also…

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anthb
Apr 09, 2014 4:57 pm
building-expert
building-expert
9 April 2014

Tiling variations - whats standard practise?

Tiling variations - whats standard practise?
WA

As a QS I can tell you that Standard Method of Measurement of Building Works requires work to be measured net of waste. However here you are not dealing with professional…

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building-expert
Apr 09, 2014 3:18 pm
building-expert
nsnvas
nsnvas
9 April 2014

Knock down and build new home with JG King - VIC

Knock down and build new home with JG King - VIC
VIC

Hi, I've started knock down and rebuild double storey home with JG King in South east of Victoria. I am bit nervous with my process. Anyone got any experience…

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nsnvas
Apr 09, 2014 2:48 pm
mcarthur
mcarthur
9 April 2014

Independent Building Inspections

Independent Building Inspections

I'm in ACT, but the building is in NSW. You're quite right about access, but if your builder isn't mentally stable and refuses you access - literally locks the doors and…

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mcarthur
Apr 09, 2014 2:38 pm

An example of why back flow regulations exist.

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SaveH2O
Apr 09, 2014 9:07 am
SaveH2O
hash_nanay
hash_nanay
9 April 2014

Building the Kallara 33 by Porter Davis - Pre-Plaster

Building the Kallara 33 by Porter Davis - Pre-Plaster
VIC

We realized our portico need tiles but not sure what is the best. Wonder what others have chosen.

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hash_nanay
Apr 09, 2014 8:51 am
joannek
joannek
9 April 2014

What to check in a building contract?

What to check in a building contract?
WA

Just realized we didn't specify frosted glass for the bathrooms. Definitely going to scare the neighbours unless we do something to remedy that. Grr The thing you think…

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joannek
Apr 09, 2014 2:32 am
poohbear
poohbear
8 April 2014

Electrical Meeting & How much lighting

Electrical Meeting & How much lighting
QLD

Are you owner building? I assume you are considering you are supplying your own lighting? In that case you could ask the suppliers as Im sure…

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poohbear
Apr 08, 2014 9:05 pm


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