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GoaMumbai
GoaMumbai
16 May 2014

Urban Edge Homes - Melbourne

Urban Edge Homes - Melbourne
VIC

Hi Guys, Has or is anyone building Urband Edges Kato 45? Anyone building with them in Craigieburn

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GoaMumbai
May 16, 2014 8:27 pm
mgilla
mgilla
16 May 2014

wall is not straight? what to do?

wall is not straight? what to do?
VIC

This is very common, it happens because the metal external corners for the plaster can protrude 3-4mm wider than the 10mm sheet so when the corners are set it creates a…

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mgilla
May 16, 2014 6:24 pm
mgilla
mgilla
16 May 2014

First Time Building (WA) - pre start issues

First Time Building (WA) - pre start issues
WA

Pistol can I make a suggestion, i'm not sure how much you have already outlayed but it may be better for all concerned to walk away and find another builder. Your builder…

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mgilla
May 16, 2014 6:02 pm
ellstons
ellstons
16 May 2014

langford

langford
NSW

hey everyone..jjust curious we are tossing up between eden brae and all worth but it looks like we are going with all worth to build the LANGFORD!!!!!!!!!!! has anyone…

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ellstons
May 16, 2014 5:29 pm
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trixee
May 16, 2014 10:51 am
trixee
Ponzu
Ponzu
15 May 2014

Single piece splashback

Single piece splashback
VIC

http://imgur.com/SR2F1uy That's the link to the image. The splashback is approx 2.6m which is fine for a single piece. Toughened/fireproof is more expensive. It's…

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Ponzu
May 15, 2014 7:16 pm
mgilla
mgilla
15 May 2014

Spoil Removal

Spoil Removal
NSW

It's normal to have a…

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mgilla
May 15, 2014 6:12 pm
StephyD
StephyD
15 May 2014

Simonds Sierra - We have the keys

Simonds Sierra - We have the keys
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

After all you went through that's great to hear. I'll keep an eye out, I love seeing how people decorate the sierra. :)

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StephyD
May 15, 2014 4:21 pm
StephyD
Ponzu
Ponzu
15 May 2014

KDR - tell me your stories/problems/triumphs

KDR - tell me your stories/problems/triumphs
NSW

a lot of people on Somersoft forums (property investment) are KDR afficionados. One thing ive gleamed from them when ive read their topics is to ensur eyou know who is…

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Ponzu
May 15, 2014 4:04 pm
emily05
emily05
15 May 2014

Somerfield Estate Stage 33 and 34 - Marwood Park

Somerfield Estate Stage 33 and 34 - Marwood Park
VIC

Hi, My partner and I bought land in October last year in this stage. We are also in Beaufort St. We were expecting our land to be settled in February but it is still…

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emily05
May 15, 2014 3:27 pm
Shambini
Shambini
15 May 2014

Independent work done after handover

Independent work done after handover
NSW

Tiling and carpets are the big ones for us. Floor tiling through the builder will cost approx. $100 sqm just for labour - after market can be done for around $50 sqm.…

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Shambini
May 15, 2014 2:35 pm
Shambini
building-expert
building-expert
15 May 2014

What are the steps in signing building contract

What are the steps in signing building contract
WA

I would like to add that unless you understand building contracts you should have…

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building-expert
May 15, 2014 11:34 am
building-expert
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
15 May 2014

Electrical after handover

Electrical after handover
SA

Lighting is pretty much a no-brainer. Get the builder to do any down lights, but everything else (sensor lights, pendants, ceiling mounted, wall mounted, external fittings…

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Bluesuede
May 15, 2014 10:38 am
Bluesuede
onggie
onggie
14 May 2014

Conrete tiles

Conrete tiles
NSW

Hi, My builder included concrete tiles into the quote which cost the same as colorbond. Terracotta would be more expensive. My friend told me…

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onggie
May 14, 2014 9:47 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
14 May 2014

Stone benchtop

Stone benchtop
WA

I paid $2.2k for the kitchen benches (40mm edge), $350 each for the bathroom and ensuite (20mm edge). So if you have a stone that you like in the range and all benchtops…

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Ponzu
May 14, 2014 2:24 pm
Mali02
Mali02
14 May 2014

Signing building contract before Lands titled - HELP!!!

Signing building contract before Lands titled - HELP!!!
WA

I agree with you. But in sydney land releases are being sold to priority people that missed out in previous releases and the cycle just…

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Mali02
May 14, 2014 12:12 pm
dee_77
dee_77
14 May 2014

Cambridge, Home Group WA

Cambridge, Home Group WA
WA
1, 2, 3

Good luck for today Adam! I hope HGWA pull their act together and get everything sorted for you ASAP!!

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dee_77
May 14, 2014 12:05 pm
dee_77
Forg
Forg
14 May 2014

Any builders that do 1 year price hold?

Any builders that do 1 year price hold?
WA

It may be an ask and see process - but its asking a lot with 4 - 5 % inflation ... :) Unless they add an allowance for such…

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Forg
May 14, 2014 11:15 am
sneakersss
sneakersss
14 May 2014

terrible experience with my builder

terrible experience with my builder
VIC
1, 2

Okay. So, I've read this thread from the start a couple of times. Then I've gone back to the original post and read it a few more times. What exactly is the point of…

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sneakersss
May 14, 2014 3:57 am
sneakersss
cms5995
cms5995
14 May 2014

Anyone used Endless Dusk/Natural White/Sufmist for External?

Anyone used Endless Dusk/Natural White/Sufmist for External?

does anyone know the roof colour on the picture posted of the straddie? I really love this colour scheme

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cms5995
May 14, 2014 1:44 am
WildwoodDream
WildwoodDream
13 May 2014

Building with Redink in Jarrahdale... Keys!

Building with Redink in Jarrahdale... Keys!
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Congratulations Abby!!!! You must be so stoked!!! The house looks incredible :)

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WildwoodDream
May 13, 2014 11:38 pm
Jess41
Jess41
13 May 2014

1st home build seaside retreat

1st home build seaside retreat
NSW

Hi guys! New to the board have been reading everyone's posts and enjoying all the feedback you all give each other, a little about my home build- my partner and I are…

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Jess41
May 13, 2014 8:22 pm
Jess41
deluxes
deluxes
13 May 2014

My Journey Building with Simonds - Livorno * Pic Heavy*

My Journey Building with Simonds - Livorno * Pic Heavy*
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

How exciting all these new homes coming up. deluxes: thats crap that ducted heating is not included. Cooling isnt here though but is in…

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deluxes
May 13, 2014 6:40 pm
deluxes
wfry
wfry
13 May 2014

Our Redink Build at Honeywood...LIGHTS :)

Our Redink Build at Honeywood...LIGHTS :)
WA
1 ... 10, 11, 12

I unplugged it and plugged it into the other power socket, now it works fine haha. All good.

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wfry
May 13, 2014 4:20 pm
wfry
Forg
Forg
13 May 2014

Wooden or Wood Look Double Hung Windows cost?

Wooden or Wood Look Double Hung Windows cost?
QLD

Try the Windows sub-forum (up one level and I think it's called Windows And Doors or similar). If you decide to get wood-look aluminium, make sure you have a squiz at a…

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Forg
May 13, 2014 1:31 pm
mjmelb
mjmelb
12 May 2014

Flooring in Simonds VIC

Flooring in Simonds VIC
VIC

In vic there are only about 4 or 6 in the standard range. My colour scheme is grey too. Check them out in person, they look different to the brochure/website......ours did!

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mjmelb
May 12, 2014 10:54 pm
mjmelb
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
12 May 2014

Looking for opinions on Home Group WA

Looking for opinions on Home Group WA
WA

My Time line 11 April 2013 - signed up to lock in cost of build while we sell your home. 14 April 2013 - deposit on the land 24 April 2013 - Preliminary agreement…

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2-cupcakes-pls
May 12, 2014 8:18 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
bpratt
bpratt
12 May 2014

Mould!

Mould!
NSW

The water on our windows would get so bad that it would pool on the floor & the steel windows were rusting on the inside & we had to replace them.…

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bpratt
May 12, 2014 11:21 am
snowing
snowing
11 May 2014

3D drawing from a 2D plan

3D drawing from a 2D plan
NSW

I am oversea as well. So it's a good idea to learn a few more things to make things clear. I do wait till I am back to Aus before starting the build thou. But for the…

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snowing
May 11, 2014 7:56 pm
_lucinda
_lucinda
11 May 2014

first home - fairmont homes_floor tiles

first home - fairmont homes_floor tiles
SA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

New house, new job and new pups? Whew! that's a lot. Everything looks fabulous though--floor, kitchen, laundry, vanity, stair are all superb. Well done.

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_lucinda
May 11, 2014 2:42 pm
_lucinda
trambay
trambay
10 May 2014

Our Perth Build with Dale Alcock - Photos of completion

Our Perth Build with Dale Alcock - Photos of completion
WA
1, 2, 3

that big piece of glass seems no safe for kids.... maybe need some more supports :)

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trambay
May 11, 2014 12:04 am
hachy
hachy
10 May 2014

bricks per house???

bricks per house???
SA

thankyou for the info.

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hachy
May 10, 2014 11:57 pm
hachy
ash_nav1
ash_nav1
10 May 2014

New Home at Edmondson Park

New Home at Edmondson Park
NSW

Hi There, We are in need of your tips & advice ,very new to this section of building home ,seems a lot of headache but guess no pain no gain.Myself and hubby happened to…

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ash_nav1
May 10, 2014 11:50 pm
ash_nav1
brissyguy
brissyguy
10 May 2014

Post your experience building with Simonds home

Post your experience building with Simonds home
VIC

Forgot to mention - if you choose the doe light package (which btw is 50% markup), the baton lights that get removed/replaced can be reallocate elsewhere at no cost. We…

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brissyguy
May 10, 2014 10:38 pm
aRoba
aRoba
10 May 2014

Surf View Estate - Torquay

Surf View Estate - Torquay
VIC

We have been looking at Torquay for a while and recently purchased. There is plenty of land down here for sale! Surf view is great apart from the slopes (++site costs) and…

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aRoba
May 10, 2014 9:26 pm
aRoba
bashworth
bashworth
10 May 2014

Doing the Maths

Doing the Maths
NSW

When you say find a display home make sure you understand the difference between the basic price the builder advertises that house model and the actual upgrades that are…

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bashworth
May 10, 2014 9:25 pm
bashworth
Loanmck
Loanmck
10 May 2014

Building New House at Ambrisia Estate with Simonds

Building New House at Ambrisia Estate with Simonds
VIC

Hi Dumi I am currently building with Simonds in Brookhaven. They are so good services and very quick processes in building. If you have time, go visit their gallery to see…

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Loanmck
May 10, 2014 9:20 pm
Loanmck
EmyN
EmyN
10 May 2014

Cost of connecting electricity or gas for new built house

Cost of connecting electricity or gas for new built house
VIC

Even if there is physically electricity available I believe there are still "connection costs" for when you sign up to a particular company e.g. energex/origin etc, isn't…

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EmyN
May 10, 2014 7:28 pm
EmyN
dannislade
dannislade
10 May 2014

Leaks during construction?

Leaks during construction?
VIC

has the leak inside the house been fix, what came back in the inspection? we had a leak in our roof which caused mould as the insulation got wet and we didnt catch the…

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dannislade
May 10, 2014 6:57 pm
hills_kiwi
hills_kiwi
10 May 2014

Gas, Water heating and cooking options

Gas, Water heating and cooking options
SA

Hi all, I'm looking for information, advice, experience etc on what is the best way to set up our heating and cooking options. We are building a 5 bedroom, three living…

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hills_kiwi
May 10, 2014 12:47 pm
hills_kiwi
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kiwizz
May 10, 2014 11:35 am
Tracyw
Tracyw
9 May 2014

Dale Alcock in the Perth Hills...a few more pics...

Dale Alcock in the Perth Hills...a few more pics...
WA
1 ... 30, 31, 32

Wow ... just caught up on your build - you've done a great job - so many great ideas - looooove the storage!!! :: :: Beautiful view too ::kissed::

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Tracyw
May 10, 2014 12:21 am
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BuildingInBallarat
May 09, 2014 10:55 pm
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bpratt
May 09, 2014 10:00 pm
Pikey
Pikey
9 May 2014

Masteron free tender

Masteron free tender
NSW

The price doesn't generally change unless there has been a price rise between the expiry of the tender and your initial deposit. It will also rise if you add extras which…

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Pikey
May 09, 2014 8:34 pm
yaditya
yaditya
9 May 2014

Anyone had experience with Bell River Homes

Anyone had experience with Bell River Homes
NSW

Hi there. I know it's been almost a year since you asked, but I am currently considering to build with BRH as well. Did you decide to engage them? Could you please share…

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yaditya
May 09, 2014 6:38 pm
Kelsey78
Kelsey78
9 May 2014

Baldivis build with Dale Alcock Homes - Update

Baldivis build with Dale Alcock Homes - Update
WA
1 ... 26, 27, 28

I was just wondering how your timber flooring was holding up? we are building with DAH and considering using BJ's. :D

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Kelsey78
May 09, 2014 4:22 pm
Kelsey78
beachside
beachside
9 May 2014

Info on modular (prefab) homes Gingin Area Perth WA

Info on modular (prefab) homes Gingin Area Perth WA
WA

Thanks for that! Ive heard nothing but great reports about TR Homes so Ill definitely be looking into them - we are after something a little less traditional like double…

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beachside
May 09, 2014 4:10 pm

Hi, My AC contractor need a hole on the back side of wall to through a duct. My builder cut one for him. But builder did not use any lintel or anything else to support…

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pengruijun
May 09, 2014 12:48 pm
building-expert
building-expert
9 May 2014

Building Dispute- no happy endings.

Building Dispute- no happy endings.
VIC

Yes I have the best ring side seat to the dispute theatre playing tragicomedy (there is often much comedy intertwined with tragedy) except I don't have to buy a ticket,…

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building-expert
May 09, 2014 8:47 am
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