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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
xxennon
xxennon
1 July 2014

Our New Home - Clarendon Maitland 29

Our New Home - Clarendon Maitland 29
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi Everyone, So sorry I have taken so long to come back. To be honest, I have had an extremely busy year (Got married, moved in, and had baby!) and forgot :( That…

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xxennon
Jul 01, 2014 8:20 pm
Ninka
Ninka
1 July 2014

Changing location of Hot water system during prestart

Changing location of Hot water system during prestart
WA

I'm pretty sure that as it's not a structural change it shouldn't have an additional cost for you. I do recommend an instantaneous gas hot water system though as it just…

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Ninka
Jul 01, 2014 5:58 pm
Ninka
LeonCh
LeonCh
1 July 2014

Newbie

Newbie
NSW

Many congratulations Debbiejo. Welcome to the forum and share with us.

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LeonCh
Jul 01, 2014 4:53 pm
sjmorris-80
sjmorris-80
1 July 2014

Bingara build with Rawsons

Bingara build with Rawsons
NSW

No haven't booked for electrical or tiles yet but thank you so much for the advise especially with Annie. As you know the design of our kitchen we don't have the full…

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sjmorris-80
Jul 01, 2014 3:38 pm
psdillon
psdillon
1 July 2014

Bafto Homes Custom Build

Bafto Homes Custom Build
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Thanks so much for that summary. I read on some earlier posts that you were out of pocket for the re-mortaring or brickwork repairs, I hope it wasn't too much $$. Thanks…

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psdillon
Jul 01, 2014 2:45 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 July 2014

Cost of building?

Cost of building?
NSW

Forget the landscaping for the moment and just look at costs per sq m to build the house. Also remove flooring coverings ( except for wet areas ) and window coverings…

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Stewie D
Jul 01, 2014 2:21 pm
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Kaylz
Jul 01, 2014 10:11 am
asha
asha
30 June 2014

Considering HomeGroup WA build

Considering HomeGroup WA build
WA

Hello Beazley77, Another HGWAer here (repeat client). Although I always shop around when it comes to choosing a builder I think we have found our fit here. Yes their…

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asha
Jul 01, 2014 12:08 am
asha
aussiebloke
aussiebloke
30 June 2014

Henley Townhouse - Selandra Rise

Henley Townhouse - Selandra Rise
VIC

Also, does anyone know if you're allowed to get independent building inspections done on a Spec build?

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aussiebloke
Jun 30, 2014 11:42 pm
Hopesanddreams
Hopesanddreams
30 June 2014

Narrow Block Builds

Narrow Block Builds
NSW

We are also building on a 10m wide block. I have recently learnt that you can build to your boundary on one side of your block for your garage. The wall on the boundary…

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Hopesanddreams
Jun 30, 2014 10:51 pm
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Kaylz
Jun 30, 2014 7:26 pm
bashworth
bashworth
30 June 2014

New Development but no storm water. HELP!

New Development but no storm water. HELP!
VIC

&0 Years ago with big gardens and small houses it was possible to get away with some questionable storm drainage practices. When more of the block gets covered there is a…

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bashworth
Jun 30, 2014 6:06 pm
bashworth
HomebuyersCentre1
HomebuyersCentre1
30 June 2014

Homebuyers Centre WA - Aveley. First home!

Homebuyers Centre WA - Aveley. First home!
WA
1, 2, 3

Hi Katrina, I'm so glad our AOM could settle some of your concerns. Looking forward to seeing more about the final steps in the build. Have a great day! Adrienne

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HomebuyersCentre1
Jun 30, 2014 12:13 pm
HomebuyersCentre1
joannek
joannek
29 June 2014

Carter Grange vs independent builder & architect?

Carter Grange vs independent builder & architect?
VIC

You'll find it has been discussed here. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=70467&p=1157928#p1157928 It depends what you were hoping to get from a custom builder? Were you after…

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joannek
Jun 29, 2014 10:15 pm
Shambini
Shambini
29 June 2014

Determining Acoustic Requirements

Determining Acoustic Requirements
NSW

Can the council or housing estate provide you with further information?

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Shambini
Jun 29, 2014 9:42 pm
Shambini
mgilla
mgilla
29 June 2014

Cracks in driveway after 4 weeks

Cracks in driveway after 4 weeks
NSW

were there any saw cuts or control joints placed in the slab. Even if there is there's no real control over cracks in the driveway.

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mgilla
Jun 29, 2014 9:31 pm
evec
evec
29 June 2014

Our first Home :) the Sahara Q1

Our first Home :) the Sahara Q1
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

how is the progress, Rangi?

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evec
Jun 29, 2014 4:11 pm
evec
Alli_Barba
Alli_Barba
29 June 2014

Advice on choosing Builder...

Advice on choosing Builder...
NSW

And they say Tassie is a bad place to be lol there is certainly good land here within the 250 budget and a custom design within the 500, we have just purchase 2.8 flat…

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Alli_Barba
Jun 29, 2014 11:59 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 June 2014

Custom design with 2 kitchens double story house

Custom design with 2 kitchens double story house
VIC

The big problem you will have is convincing your council that the lower storey is not a granny flat with the second kitchen as you are limited to 60 sqm for one. Maybe you…

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Stewie D
Jun 29, 2014 11:55 am
navs
navs
28 June 2014

Battle-axe Custom Build with Dale - Key Handover Today!!!!!!

Battle-axe Custom Build with Dale - Key Handover Today!!!!!!
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Oo keep on top of stuff like that, they were trying to tell us it was our fault that the shelf was there and I was like that's ridiculous, why would it have specified…

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navs
Jun 28, 2014 10:16 pm
haloboy
haloboy
28 June 2014

Our Building Blog for Rochedale Estates

Our Building Blog for Rochedale Estates
QLD

Hello Bactobob, The Netconn Group has not changed names, just new logos and working on a new website. We would be happy to look at your house and give a quote. We can…

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haloboy
Jun 28, 2014 7:48 pm
Shambini
Shambini
28 June 2014

Brick or Hebel on P class soil

Brick or Hebel on P class soil
VIC

My understanding is that the type of material used for walls is not impacted by the soil type. The foundations are the most critical for the soil type and the engineer…

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Shambini
Jun 28, 2014 4:07 pm
Shambini
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
28 June 2014

Flooring for pole/stilt based home

Flooring for pole/stilt based home
WA

In their case they had a trestle style floor structure, with a tin layer and then maybe a 50mm or so concrete slab. Can this be used on…

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Beetaloo
Jun 28, 2014 2:58 pm
Beetaloo
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 June 2014

Underground Pit with Porter Davis (South East Suburbs)

Underground Pit with Porter Davis (South East Suburbs)
VIC

No replies! There is a dedicated PD Waldorf thread that you should ask on. The thread has a lot of posters who are sure to help. The thread is linked below.

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SaveH2O
Jun 28, 2014 12:58 am
SaveH2O
mwccl
mwccl
27 June 2014

Is this normal - Designing a kitchen with builders?

Is this normal - Designing a kitchen with builders?
WA

Thanks for all the replies. Looks like I will be visiting the cabinet makers but do the design myself since they will charge for drawing the plans up. I guess that's the…

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mwccl
Jun 27, 2014 6:09 pm
Ournewhome2014
Ournewhome2014
27 June 2014

Coral - Noosa 279 Pictures.. Now and Then..

Coral - Noosa 279 Pictures.. Now and Then..
NSW

Hello, We really enjoyed reading your post :). We are currently in the process of choosing a builder for our house. We like the Daydream 30 design from Coral and wanted to…

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Ournewhome2014
Jun 27, 2014 3:41 pm
deluxes
deluxes
27 June 2014

Colour Help Please!

Colour Help Please!
VIC

No worries! It made me feel better seeing it afterwards as well... Paint colour was the one thing I had a real struggle with feeling "ok" with. I searched Spatial on the…

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deluxes
Jun 27, 2014 11:49 am
deluxes
[Carlz]
[Carlz]
27 June 2014

Standard tiles? Cost to upgrade tiles?

Standard tiles? Cost to upgrade tiles?
VIC

Thanks everyone for your help and advice! I will let you know how I go!

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[Carlz]
Jun 27, 2014 10:57 am
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Avenger
Jun 27, 2014 12:07 am
bpratt
bpratt
26 June 2014

Waffle Pod Slab Construction in Time-lapse.

Waffle Pod Slab Construction in Time-lapse.
VIC

When they did my waffle pod slab, they worked flat out all the time, with individual members of the crew stopping for smoko and a bit to eat, whilst the others kept on…

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bpratt
Jun 26, 2014 11:48 pm
ant22
ant22
26 June 2014

Essa benchtops

Essa benchtops

my bad, I thought I posted it in the porter davis and I actually thought I deleted it once I realised I started a new thread but obivously not. Mods please feel free to…

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ant22
Jun 26, 2014 8:42 pm
kiwi
kiwi
26 June 2014

My build thread - Kellyville

My build thread - Kellyville
NSW
1, 2

Thank you so much, I will pass that info on to her. I will also share your blog link and she may get in touch ( she is not on the forum. Not really an Internet junky,…

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kiwi
Jun 26, 2014 3:28 pm
kiwi
riverside_24
riverside_24
26 June 2014

Building with Manhattan Homes

Building with Manhattan Homes
NSW

Just seeking a bit of information regarding building a house with Manhattan Homes if anybody has had experience with them. They seem to have great levels of inclusions…

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riverside_24
Jun 26, 2014 2:25 pm
Echo
Echo
25 June 2014

Plunkett Vs Next Residential. Any Feedback ?

Plunkett Vs Next Residential. Any Feedback ?
WA

OK , some further info Block 1012 sqm, rectangular , 20 meter front, gonna split in two making two street frontages, location is Como, South of Perth. Build two new…

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Echo
Jun 26, 2014 12:50 am
Echo
ep2014
ep2014
25 June 2014

New Choice Homes?

New Choice Homes?
WA

We signed up with them in 2013 Nov and construction started end of April 2014. We have been waiting for over a month now for them to start laying bricks and they cannot…

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ep2014
Jun 25, 2014 10:09 pm
Lorri
Lorri
25 June 2014

Anyone building in Tasmania?

Anyone building in Tasmania?
TAS

Hi Johnson, I will ask about that, might be a winner, you never know. I got a quote from one big builder, and it said $10.000 to connect power to house, sounds a lot to…

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Lorri
Jun 25, 2014 8:04 pm
Lorri
LaceyM
LaceyM
25 June 2014

upgrades

upgrades
WA

Most of that would just be the glass size going up, and the extra materials and weight (will take 2 people to install instead of 1 etc) not a bad price, glazed front doors…

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LaceyM
Jun 25, 2014 2:48 pm
LaceyM


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