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Metroid
Metroid
10 February 2014

UEH - Do not want to make structural changes in Tender

UEH - Do not want to make structural changes in Tender
VIC

The tender process is long, annoying and lacks information. Almost every builder is the same. Unfortunately its just part of building. If you make changes, request costs…

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Metroid
Feb 10, 2014 12:01 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
10 February 2014

Why are all houses these days made with Styrofoam????!!

Why are all houses these days made with Styrofoam????!!
QLD
1, 2, 3

I agree Forg. Those flying feather dusters have very strong beaks. I saw a house up in the Blue Mountains with lovely WR Cedar windows and doors that had been attacked by …

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Stewie D
Feb 10, 2014 10:51 am
Boesman
Boesman
10 February 2014

Our castle by the sea - first build in Trinity, Alkimos

Our castle by the sea - first build in Trinity, Alkimos
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi beemdoubleblue I was hoping you might help with letting us know how much your 'Siteworks' were in Trinity? We have just started with the process of securing a lot and…

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Boesman
Feb 10, 2014 10:27 am
Boesman
wildways
wildways
10 February 2014

electrician north of river

electrician north of river
WA

hi we are also supplying all the lights so just install,we have a price of; $50 per downlight $150 per fan with…

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wildways
Feb 09, 2014 11:37 pm
Likka
Likka
9 February 2014

Custom design home in Sydney

Custom design home in Sydney
NSW

Sorry _ close to the Hills District. How is your build going on? Is your builder good? Would you recommend the builder?

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Likka
Feb 09, 2014 8:21 pm
holly+callum
holly+callum
9 February 2014

Building in Highland Reserve Jane brook

Building in Highland Reserve Jane brook
WA

Well the bricks are a start!! :) Woohoo! We haven't heard anything about prestart yet, they still have a couple of weeks left for plans to be finished. Let's hope they come…

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holly+callum
Feb 09, 2014 7:47 pm
Althom
Althom
9 February 2014

New home build with Dale Alcock or Aveling?

New home build with Dale Alcock or Aveling?
NSW

Check Product Review as well. Ratio of excellent to terrible is a good meaure of your chances of getting a good job

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Althom
Feb 09, 2014 5:57 pm
Althom
melfordgurl
melfordgurl
9 February 2014

Bacchus Marsh

Bacchus Marsh
VIC

oh its a beautiful town..i grew up near BM and have always loved it. just we got stung with that land developer :)

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melfordgurl
Feb 09, 2014 5:56 pm
earnestzurc1968
earnestzurc1968
9 February 2014

Has anyone ever built with "The Local Builders Group "

Has anyone ever built with "The Local Builders Group "
VIC

Hi i am building a new house and have chosen the local builders group/crosspoint homes to build for us. The problem is i have never heard of them before but they have the…

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earnestzurc1968
Feb 09, 2014 9:38 am
maximus
maximus
9 February 2014

About to sign up.....excited and nervous!!!

About to sign up.....excited and nervous!!!
WA

Its a fun time - good luck. Just remember - take things as they come - don't over-react - but make sure you get what you paid for. Speak…

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maximus
Feb 09, 2014 8:12 am
maximus
Rach84
Rach84
8 February 2014

PGH Bricks

PGH Bricks
QLD

Hi all We are building a new house in Pimpama, QLD and have chosen to go with PGH Rattan brick and Surfmist colorbond roof. Does anyone out there have these that could…

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Rach84
Feb 08, 2014 8:37 pm
bouquet25
bouquet25
8 February 2014

Ice Volcano Render with Dune Feature walls and surmist roof

Ice Volcano Render with Dune Feature walls and surmist roof
WA

Hi,ice volcano looks similar to dune?I have a surfmist roof,facia,gutters.I am thinking too about using dune main colour and maybe darker grey,Monument, woodland grey or…

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bouquet25
Feb 08, 2014 7:44 pm
charlie23
charlie23
8 February 2014

Redink Trinity, Handover 5th Feb!

Redink Trinity, Handover 5th Feb!
WA
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Just checking on how everything went :)

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charlie23
Feb 08, 2014 6:08 pm
charlie23
bashworth
bashworth
8 February 2014

Sloping Block Options

Sloping Block Options
VIC

Basically the options if you want a slab on ground are cut and fill or Drop edge beams (see http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2013/07/drop-edge-beams/) One thing to watch out…

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bashworth
Feb 08, 2014 2:45 pm
bashworth
Cameron32
Cameron32
8 February 2014

My plans and photos of build so far

My plans and photos of build so far
WA

Standard time around 13-14 weeks, due to Christmas close down extend another 4-5 weeks.

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Cameron32
Feb 08, 2014 12:23 pm
Cameron32
Jamie88
Jamie88
7 February 2014

Works as Constructed Plan - ??

Works as Constructed Plan - ??
NSW

I had my conveyancer contact the developer and they stated that they don't have it. Rang the council and got the run around as well. Its ridiculous for the developer to…

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Jamie88
Feb 07, 2014 4:39 pm
bashworth
bashworth
7 February 2014

Sewer Access Chamber

Sewer Access Chamber
NSW

There is a picture of a cover and some general information at the following link: http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2013/03/manhole/ The cover in the photo is around 650mm…

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bashworth
Feb 07, 2014 4:29 pm
bashworth
ST-Hardy
ST-Hardy
7 February 2014

Building in Spring Farm NSW

Building in Spring Farm NSW
NSW

We signed our complete tender today and paid final deposit :z:

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ST-Hardy
Feb 07, 2014 3:19 pm
ST-Hardy
Saintjames
Saintjames
7 February 2014

Stormwater Drain Access or lack of

Stormwater Drain Access or lack of
VIC

I know this was some time ago but am currently in the same position. What was the outcome in your situation?

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Saintjames
Feb 07, 2014 2:47 pm
Sammi_O
Sammi_O
7 February 2014

Dakota 30 in Plumpton underway! :) appointments just in!

Dakota 30 in Plumpton underway! :) appointments just in!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Would love to see some more photos LW, so nice to see something a little different!!

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Sammi_O
Feb 07, 2014 12:50 pm
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
7 February 2014

carlitos14- Porter Davis Homes - Oakdale 28

carlitos14- Porter Davis Homes - Oakdale 28
VIC

Deal breaker! I would walk away from it to be honest. We had issue with the first builder we went with. We went to our colour session to be told that certain colours were…

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stayxtrue
Feb 07, 2014 12:41 pm
stayxtrue
DavidWS
DavidWS
7 February 2014

Skylight in a double storey home

Skylight in a double storey home
VIC

Just thought I should tell you about our recent experience with Velux In summary, we would not recommend Velux who were unwilling to fix the insect screen under warranty,…

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DavidWS
Feb 07, 2014 12:18 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
7 February 2014

Double Showers - How's your water pressure??

Double Showers - How's your water pressure??
WA

lol when I said that I love washing the dishes when hubby is in the shower I meant that I love to take his hot water! lol I was being…

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SaveH2O
Feb 07, 2014 9:17 am
SaveH2O
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stayxtrue
Feb 07, 2014 5:08 am
stayxtrue
craig+nattie
craig+nattie
6 February 2014

Eden Grange

Eden Grange
NSW

Hi all Its super exciting to see a page like this. I have just found out about it. My name is Natalie and my husband and I are building at Eden Grange too. Infact we had…

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craig+nattie
Feb 06, 2014 9:18 pm
craig+nattie
CKL
CKL
6 February 2014

Arborist in Sydney to assess tree removal/protection

Arborist in Sydney to assess tree removal/protection
NSW

Hi all, We had a meeting with council some weeks ago and they did not allow us to remove 2 very large gum trees that are currently 4-4.5m away from the house and where we…

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CKL
Feb 06, 2014 8:03 pm
JJscruton3813
JJscruton3813
6 February 2014

Hudson homes/kaplan homes

Hudson homes/kaplan homes
NSW

Is anyone building and can give advice on workmanship of either hudson or kaplan homes? Thanks in advance

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JJscruton3813
Feb 06, 2014 5:33 pm
dylanhall
dylanhall
6 February 2014

Vesta Homes

Vesta Homes
NSW

i had just built a house with vesta homes, they did a good job on it. what i liked about them was that they didnt have any hidden costs so they gave me my total before i…

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dylanhall
Feb 06, 2014 11:48 am
NeilP
NeilP
6 February 2014

Fence Questions Edmondson Park NSW 2174

Fence Questions Edmondson Park NSW 2174
NSW

Thanks for your advice Metroid :D Apparently its a clause in the so-called 88b schedule and homes need to have wooden fence. We'll probably get used to it once other…

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NeilP
Feb 06, 2014 11:40 am
NeilP
ugbug
ugbug
6 February 2014

Volume builder standard plan -- vs -- custom plan+builder

Volume builder standard plan -- vs -- custom plan+builder
VIC

Some of the volume builders are quite flexible on many things, you just have to ask. Though I get the feeling some of their salespeople just say no to some things to make…

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ugbug
Feb 06, 2014 10:21 am
ugbug
tyger-eye
tyger-eye
6 February 2014

Rule of thumb skirtings/cornices? Also floorboard selection?

Rule of thumb skirtings/cornices? Also floorboard selection?
SA

Hi, Our cornices in our home are plain Cove (standard - I don't think we had the option of changing them, but I didn't ask). Our skirting has some detail (NSW Colonial)…

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tyger-eye
Feb 06, 2014 8:34 am
Brigga_29
Brigga_29
6 February 2014

Scott & Tanyas New Mark Wust Home in BNE - about to start

Scott & Tanyas New Mark Wust Home in BNE - about to start
QLD
1, 2

Hi guys. Love your house plan and sketches! I know it's been a while since your last post - we have just sold our place and thinking of buying land and building. In the…

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Brigga_29
Feb 06, 2014 8:27 am
rossco4434
rossco4434
5 February 2014

Aveling - Brookleigh Estate - Caversham

Aveling - Brookleigh Estate - Caversham
WA

Hi everyone, Long time lurker. We are building in Caversham with Aveling. Our slab finished November 05 - 2013. They started the brickwork on January 05. The brickwork…

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rossco4434
Feb 05, 2014 6:49 pm
seano
seano
5 February 2014

Carlisle homes - terrible experience

Carlisle homes - terrible experience
VIC

Nice first post. Is there still water evident or just water damage? A leak from underneath to do damage such as that sounds like a broken pipe, which wouldn't just stop.…

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seano
Feb 05, 2014 3:40 pm
Liliana
Liliana
5 February 2014

Help with stools and display shelves in pic

Help with stools and display shelves in pic
VIC

Morgan Satterfield of the Brick House website made her own with plumbing fixtures and pine planks. http://www.the-brick-house.com/2009/09/shelving-unit/

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Liliana
Feb 05, 2014 10:14 am
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Vanny45
Feb 05, 2014 9:18 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
5 February 2014

Building dispute- a happy ending.

Building dispute- a happy ending.
VIC

where is that damn like button......

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AussieMark
Feb 05, 2014 8:29 am
Sanna
Sanna
4 February 2014

Cloverlea

Cloverlea
VIC

Hi we are building in stage one, with SBG so far things are looking good for February land titles. The road is in and street lights. Retainer walls, ::smile:: what lot number are you?

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Sanna
Feb 04, 2014 9:17 pm
jenm
jenm
4 February 2014

Costs to Consider when building

Costs to Consider when building
NSW

Hi, I think your guessitmates are pretty close for what your after. Coral has some great packages and if you find a fairly flat block your budget would definitly cover it.…

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jenm
Feb 04, 2014 9:14 pm
jenm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
4 February 2014

Help! Smaller Spa vs Bigger Bath

Help! Smaller Spa vs Bigger Bath
NSW

If you want a spa go with an outside one. Yes, most people with spa baths don't end up using them. There are gas boosters available now and you can have a lovely warm spa…

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Treeseachanger
Feb 04, 2014 7:42 pm
darsmat
darsmat
4 February 2014

customhomedesigns

customhomedesigns
VIC

My wife and I are looking at purchasing a block to create our first build. The blocks we are looking at have quite a slope, one upwards and one downwards. We have had…

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darsmat
Feb 04, 2014 6:02 pm
anuvij
anuvij
4 February 2014

ANYONE BUILT WITH "STEVE PARCELL HOMES" IN QLD? ANY GOOD??

ANYONE BUILT WITH "STEVE PARCELL HOMES" IN QLD? ANY GOOD??
QLD

Hi "Kevinzheng", can I know what location you build with Steve Parcell Homes ? I was looking to build with them in Rochedale. Did anybody else build with Steve Parcell…

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anuvij
Feb 04, 2014 3:28 pm
jcbissor
jcbissor
4 February 2014

Site preparation Halls Head Mandurah

Site preparation Halls Head Mandurah
WA

Posting to follow your build :) We are building in Lakelands. Put a hold on our land May last year, and signed up with Goodlife Homes (part of Gemmill) and our house is…

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jcbissor
Feb 04, 2014 1:00 pm
jcbissor
nectar
nectar
4 February 2014

Options for raising ground level

Options for raising ground level
NSW

We are currently experiencing a MASSIVE problem as our builder of his own accord raised our slab FFL 590mm from the approved council plans. Our block is similar to your…

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nectar
Feb 04, 2014 11:29 am
comfortablywacky
comfortablywacky
4 February 2014

Build Log Amalfi 632

Build Log Amalfi 632
VIC
1, 2

Thanks FF, looking fwd to your build progress now...you've got a lot of upgrades added to the list...is the PD house also as displayed?

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comfortablywacky
Feb 04, 2014 7:18 am
comfortablywacky
Shellstar76
Shellstar76
4 February 2014

eden grange

eden grange
NSW
1, 2

Welcome dgadani, Are you stage 1 or stage 2? We are stage 1 and are still waiting for land to register after a very long process for some, so no construction has taken…

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Shellstar76
Feb 04, 2014 5:18 am
Shellstar76
CC101
CC101
3 February 2014

any recommendation for garden shed / workshop in Perth

any recommendation for garden shed / workshop in Perth
WA

anyone who had their shed / workshop installed and if can recommend any one - price and quality?

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141
CC101
Feb 03, 2014 10:29 pm
haveduck
haveduck
3 February 2014

Help with skirting boards on laminate floor

Help with skirting boards on laminate floor
NSW

All, I need some advice on my skirting boards. I am doing my own flooring but the builder has asked that they either supply the skirting boards uncut and unpainted for me…

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haveduck
Feb 03, 2014 6:50 pm
haveduck


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