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Ru2014
Ru2014
9 July 2014

Sanctuary Floorplan

Sanctuary Floorplan
QLD

Thanks 1rocky, we liked this design mainly because we wanted a kitchen and alfresco that overlooks the back of our acreage land.

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Ru2014
Jul 09, 2014 1:07 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
14 July 2014

Cost of triple glazed window

Cost of triple glazed window
1, 2

Hi Ed, Not a lot of time now, but quickly, I thought this was the study you were originally referred to when you mentioned a study done…

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ECOECO
Jul 14, 2014 6:54 pm
ECOECO
AussieMark
AussieMark
9 July 2014

Can loan reject after Unconditional approval

Can loan reject after Unconditional approval
VIC
1, 2

+1 Ponzu. Its not personal, its normal business practice. BTW had the loan been extended the bank would have required mortgage insurance if the LTV was above a certain…

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AussieMark
Jul 09, 2014 10:45 am
aimees88
aimees88
8 July 2014

Wellard Estates - Emerald Park & Sunrise feedback?

Wellard Estates - Emerald Park & Sunrise feedback?
WA

Yep - things happen quickly. Sept isn't actually that far away when you think about it :)

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aimees88
Jul 08, 2014 10:07 pm
aimees88
kyrum
kyrum
8 July 2014

Is anyone building with Rendition or Scott Salisbury?

Is anyone building with Rendition or Scott Salisbury?
SA

Our house is close to completion. Our sales consultant was Adrian Laidley <sp?>. He left soon after we signed contract and we dealt direct with Rendition Accounting for…

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kyrum
Jul 08, 2014 8:42 pm
BoutiqueLawyers
BoutiqueLawyers
8 July 2014

Fixed price tender

Fixed price tender
NSW

Hold off.. once you are locked into a contract it is very very difficult to get out of. By the time you are ready to build, the cost escalation may cause the builder to…

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BoutiqueLawyers
Jul 08, 2014 4:53 pm
BoutiqueLawyers
sydfam
sydfam
8 July 2014

Help needed for external colour selections

Help needed for external colour selections
NSW

Thanks for your help. I tried to put the colours together to get a better idea. I've used gertrudis brown with…

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sydfam
Jul 08, 2014 4:31 pm
MelMel
MelMel
8 July 2014

Masterton vs Eden Brae

Masterton vs Eden Brae
NSW

I had compared the two, I have a spreadsheet where I put I all standard items plus items in promos. I found masterton sales man to not so…

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MelMel
Jul 08, 2014 4:04 pm
PolkaDots
PolkaDots
8 July 2014

Bigger house vs Extras?

Bigger house vs Extras?
QLD

Hi MrsLBuild, and congrats on the start of your building journey... it surely is daunting, isn't it!? with our build we have put everything into getting the floorplan…

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PolkaDots
Jul 08, 2014 3:46 pm
Marcia
Marcia
8 July 2014

First Time Build

First Time Build
WA
1, 2

I guess he was, he's now a Supreme Court Judge!

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Marcia
Jul 08, 2014 1:23 pm
Marcia
Syba75
Syba75
8 July 2014

Project builder variation for their own coordination problem

Project builder variation for their own coordination problem
NSW

Hi. I'm building with a project builder - standard house but with changes to the design (mainly made the house bigger). We signed off on the architectural plans 12months…

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Syba75
Jul 08, 2014 1:16 pm
PanRaptor
PanRaptor
8 July 2014

Progress Payment query...

Progress Payment query...
SA
1, 2

I have something semi-related to contribute. I received the Progress Claim for Roof Cover last week, however the roof is not yet complete. The ridge capping needs to be…

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PanRaptor
Jul 08, 2014 1:11 pm
PanRaptor
4evaesh
4evaesh
8 July 2014

External render colour advice

External render colour advice
NSW

Love these exterior colours and the houses too. Any thoughts as to what the colours might…

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4evaesh
Jul 08, 2014 11:39 am
4evaesh
MR2
MR2
8 July 2014

Building Manhattan 52 Wisdom Home at Kellyville

Building Manhattan 52 Wisdom Home at Kellyville
NSW

Love the Manhattan, we built the baby one :) would change a few more things if we were doing it again.

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MR2
Jul 08, 2014 8:05 am
MR2
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BMWorld
Jul 07, 2014 11:27 pm
BMWorld
bashworth
bashworth
7 July 2014

Structural/ non structural guarantee for new house

Structural/ non structural guarantee for new house
VIC

Thanks so much for the replies. They have been really helpful. One more question before I log off - The implied warranties are for 10 years but…

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bashworth
Jul 07, 2014 6:59 pm
bashworth
zeeshanzaki
zeeshanzaki
7 July 2014

Cost of retaining wall in Full split level

Cost of retaining wall in Full split level
NSW

If the ground is stable, i.e. shale or rock, then the least cost solution is not to use a retaining wall, but batter the slope back at the…

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zeeshanzaki
Jul 07, 2014 4:01 pm
TonyJames
TonyJames
7 July 2014

Gold Coast - Building on a sloping block

Gold Coast - Building on a sloping block
QLD

Bush and Beach Homes specialize on building on sloping blocks and would be a great choice to talk to. Call Tony James on 0408 287 151

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TonyJames
Jul 07, 2014 3:35 pm
TonyJames
TonyJames
TonyJames
7 July 2014

Anyone else building in Peregian Springs, Sunshine Coast??

Anyone else building in Peregian Springs, Sunshine Coast??
QLD

Bush and Beach homes would be a great choice for the very sloping blocks at the Ridges. Call Tony James on 0408 287 151

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TonyJames
Jul 07, 2014 3:34 pm
TonyJames
TonyJames
TonyJames
7 July 2014

Building on Sloping land Sunshine Coast

Building on Sloping land Sunshine Coast
QLD

Bush and Beach homes specialize on sloping block builds. Call Tony James 0408 287 151

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TonyJames
Jul 07, 2014 3:33 pm
TonyJames
Frenchie
Frenchie
7 July 2014

Chipped edge sandstone in adelaide

Chipped edge sandstone in adelaide
SA

Hi Charlston01, Those colour combos would look great, always do:-) We're going for smooth rendered quoins in paperbark and roof in woodland grey. I'm trying to go for a…

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Frenchie
Jul 07, 2014 3:31 pm
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ktotherose
Jul 07, 2014 2:42 pm
TonyJames
TonyJames
7 July 2014

Sloping Block

Sloping Block
QLD

Hi, I'm with Bush and Beach homes. We're specialists in sloping and challenging blocks. We build from the Gold Coast up to Hervey Bay. My number is 0408 287 151. Cheers, Tony James

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TonyJames
Jul 07, 2014 1:58 pm
TonyJames
Claire87
Claire87
7 July 2014

Anyone building in Parks Edge at Casey Fields?

Anyone building in Parks Edge at Casey Fields?
VIC

For anyone interested I have started a Facebook group for parks edge residents (Parks Edge - Residents). Good way to get to know the neighbors,…

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Claire87
Jul 07, 2014 12:29 pm
Sydney-build
Sydney-build
6 July 2014

Need advice with rock excavation allowance in Tender

Need advice with rock excavation allowance in Tender
NSW

Thanks for all your replies guys. Its a wait and watch game. Hopefully shouldn't be more than $3000. We will certainly ask for invoices if they say rock excavation was required

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Sydney-build
Jul 06, 2014 8:55 pm
Sydney-build
Shambini
Shambini
5 July 2014

Boundary survey

Boundary survey
SA

I'm going to speak with them next week. $600 for a boundary survey.

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Shambini
Jul 05, 2014 8:39 pm
Shambini
Melsie68
Melsie68
4 July 2014

Help: Need Wood Look laminate for kitchen benchtop, pics inc

Help: Need Wood Look laminate for kitchen benchtop, pics inc
SA

Yeh in my old house . first home had laminex for 8years .then put a granite bench top in . was very small island bench with sink and around the stove . gave measurements…

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Melsie68
Jul 04, 2014 11:50 pm
Shambini
Shambini
4 July 2014

Settle an Argument : )

Settle an Argument : )
WA

Did you tell him that no matter who technically right, the female prevails? That's what happens in my marriage anyway.....

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Shambini
Jul 04, 2014 9:18 pm
Shambini
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Ponzu
Jul 04, 2014 8:49 pm
Marcia
Marcia
4 July 2014

Negotiating price reduction for building?

Negotiating price reduction for building?
WA

+1 to Marcia You can't win them :n: One way of negotiating would be finding out price of each and everything and get the house to turnkey; just…

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Marcia
Jul 04, 2014 8:18 pm
Marcia
W+J
W+J
4 July 2014

Blackwood Park - SA - Building our home

Blackwood Park - SA - Building our home
SA
1, 2, 3

Hello everyone. I found your thread very interesting and helpful bentwagon. We are also building in the same street with Dechellis, just a year or so behind you! We have…

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W+J
Jul 04, 2014 5:07 pm
shelley ann
shelley ann
4 July 2014

Driveway cost...........

Driveway cost...........
NSW

Still looking ,the last Quote was upwards of $130 per metre................

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shelley ann
Jul 04, 2014 3:16 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
4 July 2014

Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!
QLD
1 ... 9, 10, 11

I've just stumbled across this thread and you've made me want to start everything we're doing again!! What a stunning house you've made. Well done!

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cat_dunc
Jul 04, 2014 3:08 pm
cat_dunc
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 July 2014

Cutting Into Walls

Cutting Into Walls
NSW

Yes you can cut it but you will weaken the wall. The bracing is there for a reason. If you do cut it you will have to take steps to ensure the structural integrity of the…

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Stewie D
Jul 04, 2014 9:42 am
justheart
justheart
4 July 2014

Building the "Cleo" with simonds homes

Building the "Cleo" with simonds homes
SA

Welcome! Looking forward to following your build. We are building a Simonds Homes "Prague" with modifications. Site started 10th May and are now at lock up which is…

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justheart
Jul 04, 2014 2:24 am
justheart
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
4 July 2014

sekisui

sekisui
NSW
1, 2

As for site costs, it depends what you include as 'site costs'. I think they all have different things they include under that title. In my opinion Sekisui includes a lot…

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cat_dunc
Jul 04, 2014 1:56 am
cat_dunc
NLai
NLai
3 July 2014

Requesting Advice For Building From Scratch

Requesting Advice For Building From Scratch
WA

Hi Everyone, At the moment my wife and I are a bit wary of building from the horror stories our friends have told us but it might be the only option short of renting for…

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NLai
Jul 04, 2014 12:13 am
Frenchie
Frenchie
3 July 2014

Distinctive Homes in SA.

Distinctive Homes in SA.
SA

Hi, We are also building with Distinctive Homes, we've got our final builders interview coming up in a couple weeks. Any advice or things to remember that you could pass on?:-)

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Frenchie
Jul 03, 2014 11:23 pm
mjbigo
mjbigo
3 July 2014

First Home The Saga - Upgrade Costs, prestart in 2 weeks

First Home The Saga - Upgrade Costs, prestart in 2 weeks
WA

Hi guys, Got the final plans, signed and I will drop them off tomorrow just to save a few days on the process. To be fair with the builder I must say, they were very…

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mjbigo
Jul 03, 2014 11:18 pm
KateTodd
KateTodd
3 July 2014

Gillieston Grove - Gillieston Heights

Gillieston Grove - Gillieston Heights
NSW

That's great to hear! We are definitely going to build in the Gillieston area. I love the rural setting but being so close to everything. I work in the Newcastle CBD so…

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KateTodd
Jul 03, 2014 10:31 pm
KateTodd
Forg
Forg
3 July 2014

What does Flatform mean?

What does Flatform mean?
VIC

Ikea house? Fits in the back of a Falcon station wagon? :)

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Forg
Jul 03, 2014 2:34 pm
kdolls
kdolls
2 July 2014

Building in Suffolk Park

Building in Suffolk Park
WA

Hi there tillstilly! Im on lot 1322 (Cheyne Way). Still waitin for the build to commence.

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kdolls
Jul 02, 2014 10:58 pm
kdolls
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Ponzu
Jul 02, 2014 1:54 pm
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 1:13 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 10:05 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 9:58 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 8:56 pm
2-cupcakes-pls

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