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AshShep
AshShep
6 May 2014

Choosing a builder in Perth?

Choosing a builder in Perth?
WA

Hey banksiadream I too am building in Banksia Grove. Yay. As everyone has said a lot depends on your site manager. My mom and brother built with the same company. …

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AshShep
May 06, 2014 10:05 pm

Time Frames?

Time Frames?
WA

From someone who has one of the worlds slowest builds it is definitely possible but you can only hope that's a worst case. On the upside, atleast they've been honest…

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tasha_is_clueless
May 06, 2014 5:26 pm
mikoyan
mikoyan
6 May 2014

House design where ALL the bedrooms are together - Melbourne

House design where ALL the bedrooms are together - Melbourne
VIC

Oh I looooove the Seville. To me it's the PERFECT design, just way out of budget.

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mikoyan
May 06, 2014 3:51 pm
Upperwestside
Upperwestside
6 May 2014

Our Build - Perth NOR - Glass in, approaching lock-up

Our Build - Perth NOR - Glass in, approaching lock-up
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

So are you still happy with R&C now that your build is closer to being finished?

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Upperwestside
May 06, 2014 3:08 pm
SweetCronulla
SweetCronulla
6 May 2014

My New Home at Greenhills Beach - Masterton Santorini MK2

My New Home at Greenhills Beach - Masterton Santorini MK2
NSW

Thanks Loukia I think its great to have that two items included in price. I…

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SweetCronulla
May 06, 2014 12:06 pm
London girl
London girl
5 May 2014

Building Inspectors from floorplans to handover

Building Inspectors from floorplans to handover
VIC

Hi G Welcome to Melbourne! We moved over from UK over 6 years ago and just finished building our new home. Our builder was Porter Davis....a nightmare goes to say! :x

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London girl
May 05, 2014 6:12 pm
TiredHalo
TiredHalo
5 May 2014

Sarking through builder

Sarking through builder
SA

Sarking would be a really high recommendation from me to get underneath a Colorbond roof. Sarking is essentially reflective foil, which is great under Colorbond, as it…

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TiredHalo
May 05, 2014 11:33 am
TiredHalo
Mrs Brown Bear
Mrs Brown Bear
5 May 2014

Tradesman Problems?

Tradesman Problems?
WA

Smoking inside is never ok. Make a fuss. I'd let the swear word go.

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Mrs Brown Bear
May 05, 2014 8:44 am
bigniqiu
bigniqiu
5 May 2014

a better demolish company needed in southeast melbourne

a better demolish company needed in southeast melbourne
VIC

hi all, I know I can find some in the yellow page, but it would be better if someone can give me a few which you used and happy with them. I got two, but one of their…

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bigniqiu
May 05, 2014 8:20 am
Ozlizz
Ozlizz
5 May 2014

Builder soak well...how important?

Builder soak well...how important?
WA

Thanks for the replies, seems going through the builder is the way to go; especially hearing from someone having gone through both the options like Marcia. Thanks :|

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Ozlizz
May 05, 2014 12:27 am
neat_1988
neat_1988
4 May 2014

Brooks Reach Nightmare

Brooks Reach Nightmare
VIC
1, 2

I am in stage 10 at Brooks Reach. The land was supposed to register Feb 2014 has been pushed back to May 2014 but it…

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neat_1988
May 04, 2014 4:27 pm
neat_1988
Richards
Richards
3 May 2014

Building with Dechellis in O'Sullivan Beach (SA)

Building with Dechellis in O'Sullivan Beach (SA)
SA

Hi Octavion read your post and your story sounded exactly like mine we also signed up with dechellis and was given a $10000 sign before End of month bonus and then when…

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Richards
May 03, 2014 9:28 pm
MalSannie
MalSannie
3 May 2014

matt or gloss tiles in bathroom/shower

matt or gloss tiles in bathroom/shower
WA

We haven't even decided on a plan yet and I'm already wondering about this too :) I like the look of matt but think gloss can make it look bigger - not sure I'll ever be…

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MalSannie
May 03, 2014 9:23 pm
MalSannie
Ninka
Ninka
3 May 2014

Flat Roof Tiles - Monier Horizon

Flat Roof Tiles - Monier Horizon
QLD

Those flat tiles look amazing! I'm seeing more and more new homes here in Adelaide with them..or maybe it's just that I'm noticing them more now that I am doing my own…

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Ninka
May 03, 2014 5:08 pm
Ninka
hills_kiwi
hills_kiwi
3 May 2014

Is anyone building with Oakford Homes - SA?

Is anyone building with Oakford Homes - SA?
SA

I have a few friends that have built with them and been very happy. We initially were going with another builder but we had to change blocks and took the opportunity to…

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hills_kiwi
May 03, 2014 4:14 pm
hills_kiwi
Ninka
Ninka
3 May 2014

Ten88's Myrtle Alfresco Statesman Homes New Build

Ten88's Myrtle Alfresco Statesman Homes New Build
SA

Hi, I'm pretty sure if you go over your 6 metre allowance you will need to pay extra. If you don't mind me asking Meg 79 was that with the 26K upgrades? Also, are you…

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Ninka
May 03, 2014 2:26 pm
Ninka
The Ebs
The Ebs
3 May 2014

Waterfall ends upgrade...how much??

Waterfall ends upgrade...how much??
WA

$600 for 2 waterfall ends on either side of my island bench. Our bench is 20mm caesarstone

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The Ebs
May 03, 2014 1:55 pm
The Ebs
JB1
JB1
2 May 2014

Get flooring done ourselves or through builder (M3tr!con)

Get flooring done ourselves or through builder (M3tr!con)
NSW
1, 2

No offence but W What's the point of getting the builder to do it only to use quads? You could do get someone else to do it at a cheaper price.

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JB1
May 02, 2014 10:36 pm
deluxes
deluxes
2 May 2014

What did you do after handover?

What did you do after handover?
WA
1, 2

First build: Flooring Gravel driveway (in a rural town and the house itself was on an unsealed road) fencing Split system a/c Light fittings Curtains &…

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deluxes
May 02, 2014 5:32 pm
deluxes
thomascoook1975
thomascoook1975
2 May 2014

Site cost info

Site cost info
WA

Hi everyone, Just wondering in anyone could help me out with the site costs. I am currently in the process of finalising my design (and the builder). I've been told…

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thomascoook1975
May 02, 2014 4:06 pm
dannislade
dannislade
2 May 2014

Timber Frames

Timber Frames
NSW

ive had 2 houses with timber frames and that whole thing about wood swelling is normally due to water damage but any good home should be built water tight and the…

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137
dannislade
May 02, 2014 12:45 pm
verukins
verukins
1 May 2014

Beechwood homes - Adelaide

Beechwood homes - Adelaide
SA

Our experience, like everyone im sure, had its good and bad bits.... If I had my time again, I would not build with them is the simplest way of putting it... however at…

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verukins
May 01, 2014 9:21 pm
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OAS
May 01, 2014 3:04 pm
OAS
jrogers
jrogers
1 May 2014

BELLAHAVEN HOMES

BELLAHAVEN HOMES
1, 2

Posting under a new account, but my old alias was Aquataine. The last udpate we had with Bellahaven homes was to come out and fix a few minor things which a rather…

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jrogers
May 01, 2014 1:40 pm
Lorri
Lorri
1 May 2014

land contours

land contours
TAS

Thanks Stewie, I rang the council and they said build 20mt from the front and think it was like 6mt from sides and back, not a problem as we have lots of room, and…

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Lorri
May 01, 2014 10:13 am
Lorri
Shambini
Shambini
1 May 2014

Actron vs Daikin air conditioning

Actron vs Daikin air conditioning
SA

Thanks, I will give Actron some serious consideration. I will bump to another topic.

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Shambini
May 01, 2014 7:06 am
Shambini
Phil2
Phil2
1 May 2014

Aggregate, Reticulation and Lawn...Perth Recommendations...

Aggregate, Reticulation and Lawn...Perth Recommendations...
WA

Hi...we are at the stage of getting quotes to finish the outside. I would really appreciate any recommendations in Perth for aggregate, reticulation and lawn. Thanks! Phil ::smile::

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Phil2
May 01, 2014 12:55 am
peteandrose
peteandrose
30 April 2014

Who is building with Beechwood Homes?

Who is building with Beechwood Homes?
NSW

we have selected PGH sorbetto its similar but an upgrade, they told us 1200 on the phone but im not sure if its $1200 or $12k......... was thinking of changing to urban…

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peteandrose
Apr 30, 2014 9:00 pm
peteandrose
sazzy91
sazzy91
30 April 2014

Compensation/Damages against builder

Compensation/Damages against builder
WA

Not sure if this the correct section but posting anyway. Looking for some advice from anyone who may know or has had a similar experience. We are seeking…

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sazzy91
Apr 30, 2014 8:47 pm
allyyson
allyyson
30 April 2014

Building with BMW Homes in Brisbane

Building with BMW Homes in Brisbane
QLD

Has anyone built with these guys in Brisbane? Any reviews? Are they reasonable price and inclusion wise?

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allyyson
Apr 30, 2014 6:23 pm
jsoetandi
jsoetandi
30 April 2014

Satterley Heron Park WA - Stage 14 A.A - Builder Needed

Satterley Heron Park WA - Stage 14 A.A - Builder Needed
WA

We've reserved a land for the next release (which has been delayed twice). All my fingers are crossing hoping that the land price wouldn't increase much... We only bought…

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jsoetandi
Apr 30, 2014 5:34 pm
jsoetandi
082013
082013
30 April 2014

Turn key timeline

Turn key timeline
QLD

195 working days, which translates to 39weeks. They are still within the time-frame. I'm hoping to be one of the lucky ones who have 39 weeks as the very upper…

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082013
Apr 30, 2014 2:58 pm
nofire
nofire
30 April 2014

Building with Greater Concept / Premiere Homes

Building with Greater Concept / Premiere Homes
WA
1, 2

I am looking forward to your updates and pictures. We too are thinking of building a slightly varied Greater Concept plan, but have had issues with the designer getting…

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nofire
Apr 30, 2014 2:19 pm
StephyD
StephyD
29 April 2014

Skimping on some things to get better things elsewhere

Skimping on some things to get better things elsewhere
VIC

Pretty much what everyone else is saying, do the things that are absolutely needed and very hard/expensive to upgrade after building is complete. As for plumbing IMO any…

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StephyD
Apr 29, 2014 11:28 pm
StephyD
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B STAR
Apr 29, 2014 8:27 pm
perthUser198011
perthUser198011
29 April 2014

Lakelands WA - siteworks??

Lakelands WA - siteworks??
WA

We are currently building with Contentliving in Lakelands and sitework is estimated at around $5k not much. Hope this helps.

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perthUser198011
Apr 29, 2014 4:02 pm
rossb2003
rossb2003
29 April 2014

Colorbond Basalt Roof with Dune Render...

Colorbond Basalt Roof with Dune Render...

Hi Doons We have gone with Dune as the roof, vitesse as the main render, botany grey as the feature render, surfmist for the garage door and gully for the gutters. All…

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rossb2003
Apr 29, 2014 2:42 pm
rossb2003
aimees88
aimees88
29 April 2014

Building with Ventura, Baldivis - WE'RE IN !

Building with Ventura, Baldivis - WE'RE IN !
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Now I am excited to have a shower... in 8 months or so haha! :) Will check back for pics.

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aimees88
Apr 29, 2014 11:53 am
aimees88
ST13
ST13
29 April 2014

Other Builders Dumping Rubbish on my land.

Other Builders Dumping Rubbish on my land.
VIC

I have a similar problem at the moment with soil being dumped on my land and left there for a month. I emailed the builder last week and the soil should be removed today.

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ST13
Apr 29, 2014 9:41 am
vikramgiridhar
vikramgiridhar
29 April 2014

Henley Monaco

Henley Monaco
VIC

Vic - by memory the cost for the extra width in the wall in the Living Room was $300 odd. We are getting flyscreens included as part of…

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vikramgiridhar
Apr 29, 2014 7:34 am
Echo
Echo
28 April 2014

Building on a battleaxe block - connections question

Building on a battleaxe block - connections question
NSW

Varies wildly from council to council, state to state as always. Couple years ago battle axe block 61m deep 18 wide, subdivided into two green titles. Sewer link up 6.5k…

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Echo
Apr 28, 2014 8:16 pm
Echo
bradk
bradk
28 April 2014

Private building inspector - seeking advice

Private building inspector - seeking advice
NSW

Thanks Pinny, I seem to see that name pop up quite a bit elsewhere.. Looks like a good option. Cheers, Brad

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bradk
Apr 28, 2014 7:55 pm
fancy pants
fancy pants
28 April 2014

First build - needing some advise!

First build - needing some advise!
WA

If we build again (which is unlikely!) we'll have as much of the stuff that prevents you from moving in (e.g. flooring, paving and painting) done by the builder. Other…

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fancy pants
Apr 28, 2014 5:14 pm
fancy pants
aimees88
aimees88
28 April 2014

Building cost

Building cost
WA

Ventura have been great so far. Only thing I regret is that I wish I would have pushed harder to have all my changes included before I signed up so I had a better idea on…

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aimees88
Apr 28, 2014 12:56 pm
aimees88
NeilP
NeilP
28 April 2014

House+Land Package with Casaview Homes

House+Land Package with Casaview Homes
NSW

Already building with Casaview :D The quality inclusions plus the fixed price tender was our main reason for choosing them. Our house is at the frame stage and we have…

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NeilP
Apr 28, 2014 12:12 pm
NeilP
bluestar
bluestar
28 April 2014

Who is building with Homebuyers centre in Vic the Eureka 22

Who is building with Homebuyers centre in Vic the Eureka 22
VIC

Just wondering who out there is building with Homebuyers Centre Eureka 22 As they don’t have a display home hard to tell what the final product will look like and to…

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bluestar
Apr 28, 2014 6:12 am
bluestar
Bigblock7
Bigblock7
27 April 2014

Keeping dark caesarstone clean?

Keeping dark caesarstone clean?
VIC

Jif could hurt the surface as it's scratchy.... just use some water or spray and wipe softens the stains and then use microfibre cloth wipe…

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Bigblock7
Apr 27, 2014 9:59 pm
Bigblock7
happysarah
happysarah
27 April 2014

Question regarding cut and fill and retaining walls

Question regarding cut and fill and retaining walls
ACT

Thanks for the information Bashworth. I had a look on the webpage and it was very informative.

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happysarah
Apr 27, 2014 6:11 pm
happysarah


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