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Saint Mike
Saint Mike
25 May 2014

Handover and PCI same day??

Handover and PCI same day??
QLD

Worked OK for us. You must take your time and check everything - AND look up !!! You'll probably find they have already marked a few things- eg paint work, marks etc. …

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Saint Mike
May 25, 2014 10:43 am
Saint Mike
bpratt
bpratt
24 May 2014

Mortar colour

Mortar colour
VIC

I'd go for the lighter coloured mortar with the lighter coloured bricks. We're going with Boral Sandstone Gold (double height) with off-white mortar with our build.

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bpratt
May 25, 2014 12:10 am
sauso
sauso
24 May 2014

Building in Curlewis - JG King Homes

Building in Curlewis - JG King Homes
VIC

My site cost were were 15k plus 5 for bal. wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. We require some piers and a cut as we have natural fill on the block.

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sauso
May 24, 2014 10:32 pm

Internal painting and "orange peel"

Internal painting and "orange peel"

I'm certainly no expert but I am wondering if they used a roller on the timber instead of a brush?

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Building the Dream
May 24, 2014 8:18 pm
suzan
suzan
24 May 2014

pop out bathroom mirror please help!

pop out bathroom mirror please help!
NSW

My builder put mirrors in different style in bathroom and ensuite. Bathroom mirror is pop out (floating) from wall but was not fully tiled at the back of the mirror.( I…

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suzan
May 24, 2014 9:18 am
Mandy67
Mandy67
23 May 2014

Our Journey With Taylor's Estate,Caversham & Redink Colours

Our Journey With Taylor's Estate,Caversham & Redink Colours
WA
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Water pressure seems fine, infernal. Yes, I have managed to fall asleep in it, melsie! :) but not all night, lol! Got it from go- go's in Ozzie Park.

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Mandy67
May 24, 2014 12:00 am
MichaelQ
MichaelQ
23 May 2014

Building the Sahara Q1 by Henley- WE HAVE THE KEYS!!!

Building the Sahara Q1 by Henley- WE HAVE THE KEYS!!!
1 ... 47, 48, 49

Hi tengals. Can you please provide access to your building…

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MichaelQ
May 23, 2014 11:45 pm
MichaelQ
MichaelQ
23 May 2014

Custom Build - Melbourne

Custom Build - Melbourne
VIC

As I understand it, it is something to do with the Stormwater. We have to run the stormwater thru our neighbours property (sub-divided lot) due to…

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MichaelQ
May 23, 2014 11:40 pm
bpratt
bpratt
23 May 2014

Free fill south west syd

Free fill south west syd
NSW

I think we get the idea after all of your posts that you have some clean fill to get rid of. :)

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bpratt
May 23, 2014 11:08 pm
bashworth
bashworth
23 May 2014

Interim Occupation Certificate

Interim Occupation Certificate
NSW

Its possible to get an occupancy certificate before the house is finished. see http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2012/02/10- ... cy-permit/

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bashworth
May 23, 2014 5:51 pm
bashworth
greendreamer
greendreamer
23 May 2014

Advice for Sustainable Build on a budget in Perth

Advice for Sustainable Build on a budget in Perth
WA
1, 2

sounds good. We've got our design sorted -166m2 & pretty simple design, basically 3 rectangles joined together. I'm still optimistic that this is acheivable for us &…

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greendreamer
May 23, 2014 5:39 pm
felicity01
felicity01
23 May 2014

The Monteray New Generation Hammond Park- Kitchen cabinetry?

The Monteray New Generation Hammond Park- Kitchen cabinetry?
WA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

So the reticulation was put in last week and the hubby is putting down some top soil this weekend so the lawn can go down the weekend after that. For our backyard we are…

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felicity01
May 23, 2014 12:56 pm
felicity01
mesophyte
mesophyte
23 May 2014

Soil Type - New house in Point cook

Soil Type - New house in Point cook
VIC

If the soil test says P, then you should build P class. Even if it ends up…

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mesophyte
May 23, 2014 10:36 am
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uncyspam
May 22, 2014 11:41 pm
uncyspam
bernese77-82
bernese77-82
22 May 2014

Aveling Home in Landsdale

Aveling Home in Landsdale
WA

Prestart done! And it only took a lazy 5 hours. I thought we were well prepared for it. Now we wait for the costings of our choices

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bernese77-82
May 22, 2014 6:08 pm
bernese77-82
MalSannie
MalSannie
22 May 2014

(Future) First time and absent builders - eeek!

(Future) First time and absent builders - eeek!
WA

THanks guys, Ardie we did as you suggested - paid the price to lock it in :) We're playing around with the plans now - and we'll probably find the changes makes it not…

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MalSannie
May 22, 2014 5:49 pm
MalSannie
Echo2k3
Echo2k3
22 May 2014

First time builder - Ellenbrook - Painting started...!

First time builder - Ellenbrook - Painting started...!
WA
1 ... 35, 36, 37

Havn't updated for months!! Everything is going great. I couldnt find a single thing to get fixed after my 6month period. No water leaks in this wet weather. A few chips…

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Echo2k3
May 22, 2014 3:55 pm
m-sass
m-sass
22 May 2014

Colorbond 'Basalt'

Colorbond 'Basalt'
QLD

We will be having it, but can't show you photos as we are not at that stage yet. I'm fairly sure EmyN has it. She has a thread in this section, called our forever rocky…

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m-sass
May 22, 2014 3:45 pm
m-sass
viratang
viratang
22 May 2014

any one building with kaplan home in sydney?

any one building with kaplan home in sydney?
NSW

Hi there I had a friend build with them and they were very happy. they built in edmondson park...so thats close to you right. if you go into…

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viratang
May 22, 2014 2:02 pm
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TinaG
May 22, 2014 1:26 pm
LaceyM
LaceyM
21 May 2014

Building Ascot 35 with Carlisle- We are in!

Building Ascot 35 with Carlisle- We are in!
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Our friendly CH guy snapped this little family shot for us too!…

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LaceyM
May 21, 2014 5:35 pm
LaceyM

It's getting there! Home stretch till the land will be finished.

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kays_first_home
May 21, 2014 3:46 pm
kays_first_home
Ponzu
Ponzu
21 May 2014

Your Building Coordinator??

Your Building Coordinator??
VIC

yep exactly what they are. if possible get your site supers detaisl and deal with them directly - much more up to date info. Just dont pester them with the small stuff.

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Ponzu
May 21, 2014 3:33 pm
LaceyM
LaceyM
21 May 2014

Pasadena Estate, Clyde VIC - STAGE 6A TITLES RELEASED!!

Pasadena Estate, Clyde VIC - STAGE 6A TITLES RELEASED!!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

O yes, bought a land in stage 6 on Bimberry circuit at Pasadena. I've also noticed the release date has changed from Nov/Dec to Dec/Jan due to…

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LaceyM
May 21, 2014 12:49 pm
LaceyM
bpratt
bpratt
21 May 2014

First Quote - Questions and Feedback :)

First Quote - Questions and Feedback :)
QLD

Hi, We are also building on an acre in QLD. We too are on trickle feed water and needed at 31,500L water tank and HSTP system. The builder…

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bpratt
May 21, 2014 11:32 am
Dream_Catchers
Dream_Catchers
20 May 2014

Skirting boards, Capping & Window Sills - Through builder?

Skirting boards, Capping & Window Sills - Through builder?
WA

Gosh you had me doing a google search too! Yeah I have never seen a window without one either & yes we get them & skirting but you made me…

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Dream_Catchers
May 21, 2014 12:39 am
Dream_Catchers

We're building in Gilston (Banksia Ridge estate) and just had our retaining wall put in last week by S&J Henson, a friend recommended and previously used them. Very…

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yazgc
May 20, 2014 10:39 pm
KiwiGalAbroad
KiwiGalAbroad
20 May 2014

Has anyone built in Yanchep recently?

Has anyone built in Yanchep recently?
WA

Hey Gimpsurfer, You must be at lockup by now?? How is progress going?

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KiwiGalAbroad
May 20, 2014 2:21 pm
KiwiGalAbroad
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
20 May 2014

101 Residential - How long have you waited??

101 Residential - How long have you waited??
WA

our bricks have started from Slab to Brick work - 5 weeks

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2-cupcakes-pls
May 20, 2014 9:47 am
2-cupcakes-pls
PanRaptor
PanRaptor
19 May 2014

Questions about timber flooring in Perth

Questions about timber flooring in Perth
WA

Are they supplying solid timber or engineered flooring? You could try Chelsea flooring as they quoted me a very good price

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PanRaptor
May 19, 2014 11:43 pm
PanRaptor
Rainleaves
Rainleaves
19 May 2014

Looking for help with the External Colour Selections

Looking for help with the External Colour Selections
SA
1, 2

No, on the report it only shows Class H2-D, and P for fill, they said they needed to bring more soil. Rainleaves A engineer will have to design…

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Rainleaves
May 19, 2014 8:33 pm
Rainleaves
butterbing
butterbing
19 May 2014

Information on Greater Concept/Premier Homes (w.a)

Information on Greater Concept/Premier Homes (w.a)
WA

Well said said Andy Jones I have a huge write up on my thread with so many good things to say about Premier and Greater Concept thumbs up from me Design by Greater…

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butterbing
May 19, 2014 7:18 pm
butterbing
leighton
leighton
19 May 2014

Vic - Building in Fire Zone Areas, extra costs and info

Vic - Building in Fire Zone Areas, extra costs and info
VIC
1, 2

Hi All. anyone having any problems with BMO should know about Kate Cotter. PM me if you dont because she is great value in my eyes. cheers

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leighton
May 19, 2014 6:51 pm
leighton
building-expert
building-expert
19 May 2014

Neighbour wants to use our power while they build

Neighbour wants to use our power while they build
VIC
1, 2

i have been informed by energy safe victoria that is is ILLEGAL for any one to run a power cord extension into a neighbors yard. And…

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building-expert
May 19, 2014 4:59 pm
building-expert
nrh157
nrh157
19 May 2014

Telstra Velocity Package

Telstra Velocity Package
VIC

Hi, Out of your Velocity box will be 1 cable each for Data, TV & Tel. Velocity will supply a Router which you plug your velocity data into. The router will be a 4 port…

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nrh157
May 19, 2014 4:26 pm
nrh157
mikkyG
mikkyG
19 May 2014

Pegs on Lot

Pegs on Lot
VIC

As a uni student I had a little earner $500 a property to find pegs, easiest job I ever had, don't pay the builders.

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mikkyG
May 19, 2014 8:16 am
Dream_Catchers
Dream_Catchers
19 May 2014

Desperate for help choosing external colours!

Desperate for help choosing external colours!
WA
1, 2

I never thought I was going to have 6 kids .I was lucky to have a girl and a boy . but then I had 4 other girls. had to sacrifice our own small…

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Dream_Catchers
May 19, 2014 1:55 am
Dream_Catchers
PhoenixAlessi
PhoenixAlessi
18 May 2014

Anyone building the Phoenix 38 with Metricon

Anyone building the Phoenix 38 with Metricon
SA

We're building the Phoenix Alessi too, with the dining/outdoor room option and the master WIR ILO 5th bedroom. shambini, I'm looking forward to following your blog! Our…

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PhoenixAlessi
May 19, 2014 12:05 am
PhoenixAlessi
fairview
fairview
18 May 2014

Henley HIA contract

Henley HIA contract
VIC

It says that the contract is for start within thirty days but they are very flexible. We signed contracts May last year and still haven't started building due to a delay…

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fairview
May 18, 2014 10:50 pm
hachy
hachy
18 May 2014

shower screens after handover???

shower screens after handover???
SA

just curious to see if anyone has had their shower screens installed after handover. we are currently looking into building house #2 and went to see the salesman on the…

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hachy
May 18, 2014 10:02 pm
hachy
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Charlston01
May 18, 2014 9:32 pm
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insider
May 18, 2014 7:28 pm
jennifer80
jennifer80
17 May 2014

tristams first home

tristams first home
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Good to see so much progress this week, I think you have the same brickie as us.

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jennifer80
May 18, 2014 12:39 am
jennifer80
Althom
Althom
17 May 2014

From experience which Perth builder would you use again or..

From experience which Perth builder would you use again or..
WA

That's the problem. The front office personnel and sales staff will tell you exactly what you want to hear but if you get a bad Site Supervisor, who will almost…

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Althom
May 17, 2014 5:49 pm
Althom
xxxKGJxxx
xxxKGJxxx
17 May 2014

Building Adventure WA(NOR)- YAY!!!!!

Building Adventure WA(NOR)- YAY!!!!!
WA
1 ... 10, 11, 12

thanks, we have moved very fast but we had a few delays that prob makes it feel quicker too. we are just super excited to see some green grass and its sure does make the…

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xxxKGJxxx
May 17, 2014 5:00 pm
xxxKGJxxx
Spatel
Spatel
17 May 2014

HENLEY LEXINGTON LUX Q1 MK2

HENLEY LEXINGTON LUX Q1 MK2
VIC
1, 2

TamZlat, Yes dafinately. If you do flooring after handover, not only you save money but important is the quality that you get. Builder charged us 7k for cat 1 carpet and…

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Spatel
May 17, 2014 12:55 pm
Spatel


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