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pnkt
pnkt
7 May 2014

External house colours

External house colours
VIC

I understand where you are coming from. I've seen some ugly render and want to make sure we get it right but don't want to spend too much time on it either otherwise it…

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pnkt
May 07, 2014 5:12 pm
TamZlat
TamZlat
7 May 2014

build house with henley at williams landing

build house with henley at williams landing
VIC
1, 2

Thanks guys I will go over my contracts tonight from when we purchased the land and have a proper read :)

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TamZlat
May 07, 2014 4:09 pm
TamZlat
MR2
MR2
7 May 2014

metricon vs wisdom

metricon vs wisdom
NSW

I agree with the quality from Wisdom, Wisdom do have some communication/time issues, Metricon have a damn good name too though... why don't you contact a Wisdom rep and…

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MR2
May 07, 2014 3:12 pm
MR2
mtz08
mtz08
7 May 2014

Buying 1st house in Melbourne under 500k !!

Buying 1st house in Melbourne under 500k !!
VIC

I guess, if you want to buy older house in fully developed area, you could get away with 2 or 3 small bedrooms unit in the eastern suburb. My friend bought a 2 bedroom…

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mtz08
May 07, 2014 3:01 pm
navs
navs
7 May 2014

New Home Build - Dale Alcock

New Home Build - Dale Alcock
WA

I think our PCI has been delayed from when our ss said it would be because we told her we were getting a private building inspector in, despite her reassuring us of Dale's…

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navs
May 07, 2014 2:37 pm
Jpl89
Jpl89
7 May 2014

Building process - tender acceptance

Building process - tender acceptance
NSW

Ive lodged a complaint with fair trading and hopefully they will refund our $5000 as no where on any documentations they have provided us does it say payment non-refundable

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Jpl89
May 07, 2014 12:50 pm
Baulkham Hills
Baulkham Hills
7 May 2014

Bad bricks and Brickmanship or am I just being picky?

Bad bricks and Brickmanship or am I just being picky?

Actually if its not the whole wall that is being contested, but only a handful of bricks, then the bricks can be removed (without having to knock down the whole wall). …

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Baulkham Hills
May 07, 2014 12:15 pm
sragha
sragha
7 May 2014

Cost of downlight installation after handover

Cost of downlight installation after handover
VIC

From the junction box the sparky will be able to connect your new down lights however the sparky will need to install the switches or dimmer controls to manage you down…

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sragha
May 07, 2014 12:11 pm
NathanBoxa
NathanBoxa
7 May 2014

Builder not committing on inspector!

Builder not committing on inspector!
WA

I think i understand what your saying, you want to use an inspector of your choice? I think its bit late now, contracts signed. The inspectors, there chosen by the…

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NathanBoxa
May 07, 2014 1:44 am
NathanBoxa
AshShep
AshShep
6 May 2014

Celebrations Build.

Celebrations Build.
WA

Hey daturainoxia For us the cost we have to get prepare for are after handover. Paving, landscaping, painting, window treatments and soak wells. Things like is your…

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AshShep
May 07, 2014 12:19 am
AshShep
AshShep
6 May 2014

Choosing a builder in Perth?

Choosing a builder in Perth?
WA

Hey banksiadream I too am building in Banksia Grove. Yay. As everyone has said a lot depends on your site manager. My mom and brother built with the same company. …

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AshShep
May 06, 2014 11:05 pm

Time Frames?

Time Frames?
WA

From someone who has one of the worlds slowest builds it is definitely possible but you can only hope that's a worst case. On the upside, atleast they've been honest…

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tasha_is_clueless
May 06, 2014 6:26 pm
mikoyan
mikoyan
6 May 2014

House design where ALL the bedrooms are together - Melbourne

House design where ALL the bedrooms are together - Melbourne
VIC

Oh I looooove the Seville. To me it's the PERFECT design, just way out of budget.

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mikoyan
May 06, 2014 4:51 pm
Upperwestside
Upperwestside
6 May 2014

Our Build - Perth NOR - Glass in, approaching lock-up

Our Build - Perth NOR - Glass in, approaching lock-up
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

So are you still happy with R&C now that your build is closer to being finished?

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Upperwestside
May 06, 2014 4:08 pm
SweetCronulla
SweetCronulla
6 May 2014

My New Home at Greenhills Beach - Masterton Santorini MK2

My New Home at Greenhills Beach - Masterton Santorini MK2
NSW

Thanks Loukia I think its great to have that two items included in price. I…

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SweetCronulla
May 06, 2014 1:06 pm
London girl
London girl
5 May 2014

Building Inspectors from floorplans to handover

Building Inspectors from floorplans to handover
VIC

Hi G Welcome to Melbourne! We moved over from UK over 6 years ago and just finished building our new home. Our builder was Porter Davis....a nightmare goes to say! :x

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London girl
May 05, 2014 7:12 pm
TiredHalo
TiredHalo
5 May 2014

Sarking through builder

Sarking through builder
SA

Sarking would be a really high recommendation from me to get underneath a Colorbond roof. Sarking is essentially reflective foil, which is great under Colorbond, as it…

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TiredHalo
May 05, 2014 12:33 pm
TiredHalo
Mrs Brown Bear
Mrs Brown Bear
5 May 2014

Tradesman Problems?

Tradesman Problems?
WA

Smoking inside is never ok. Make a fuss. I'd let the swear word go.

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Mrs Brown Bear
May 05, 2014 9:44 am
bigniqiu
bigniqiu
5 May 2014

a better demolish company needed in southeast melbourne

a better demolish company needed in southeast melbourne
VIC

hi all, I know I can find some in the yellow page, but it would be better if someone can give me a few which you used and happy with them. I got two, but one of their…

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bigniqiu
May 05, 2014 9:20 am
Ozlizz
Ozlizz
5 May 2014

Builder soak well...how important?

Builder soak well...how important?
WA

Thanks for the replies, seems going through the builder is the way to go; especially hearing from someone having gone through both the options like Marcia. Thanks :|

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Ozlizz
May 05, 2014 1:27 am
neat_1988
neat_1988
4 May 2014

Brooks Reach Nightmare

Brooks Reach Nightmare
VIC
1, 2

I am in stage 10 at Brooks Reach. The land was supposed to register Feb 2014 has been pushed back to May 2014 but it…

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neat_1988
May 04, 2014 5:27 pm
neat_1988
Richards
Richards
3 May 2014

Building with Dechellis in O'Sullivan Beach (SA)

Building with Dechellis in O'Sullivan Beach (SA)
SA

Hi Octavion read your post and your story sounded exactly like mine we also signed up with dechellis and was given a $10000 sign before End of month bonus and then when…

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Richards
May 03, 2014 10:28 pm
MalSannie
MalSannie
3 May 2014

matt or gloss tiles in bathroom/shower

matt or gloss tiles in bathroom/shower
WA

We haven't even decided on a plan yet and I'm already wondering about this too :) I like the look of matt but think gloss can make it look bigger - not sure I'll ever be…

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MalSannie
May 03, 2014 10:23 pm
MalSannie
Ninka
Ninka
3 May 2014

Flat Roof Tiles - Monier Horizon

Flat Roof Tiles - Monier Horizon
QLD

Those flat tiles look amazing! I'm seeing more and more new homes here in Adelaide with them..or maybe it's just that I'm noticing them more now that I am doing my own…

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Ninka
May 03, 2014 6:08 pm
Ninka
hills_kiwi
hills_kiwi
3 May 2014

Is anyone building with Oakford Homes - SA?

Is anyone building with Oakford Homes - SA?
SA

I have a few friends that have built with them and been very happy. We initially were going with another builder but we had to change blocks and took the opportunity to…

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hills_kiwi
May 03, 2014 5:14 pm
hills_kiwi
Ninka
Ninka
3 May 2014

Ten88's Myrtle Alfresco Statesman Homes New Build

Ten88's Myrtle Alfresco Statesman Homes New Build
SA

Hi, I'm pretty sure if you go over your 6 metre allowance you will need to pay extra. If you don't mind me asking Meg 79 was that with the 26K upgrades? Also, are you…

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Ninka
May 03, 2014 3:26 pm
Ninka
The Ebs
The Ebs
3 May 2014

Waterfall ends upgrade...how much??

Waterfall ends upgrade...how much??
WA

$600 for 2 waterfall ends on either side of my island bench. Our bench is 20mm caesarstone

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The Ebs
May 03, 2014 2:55 pm
The Ebs
JB1
JB1
2 May 2014

Get flooring done ourselves or through builder (M3tr!con)

Get flooring done ourselves or through builder (M3tr!con)
NSW
1, 2

No offence but W What's the point of getting the builder to do it only to use quads? You could do get someone else to do it at a cheaper price.

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JB1
May 02, 2014 11:36 pm
deluxes
deluxes
2 May 2014

What did you do after handover?

What did you do after handover?
WA
1, 2

First build: Flooring Gravel driveway (in a rural town and the house itself was on an unsealed road) fencing Split system a/c Light fittings Curtains &…

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deluxes
May 02, 2014 6:32 pm
deluxes
thomascoook1975
thomascoook1975
2 May 2014

Site cost info

Site cost info
WA

Hi everyone, Just wondering in anyone could help me out with the site costs. I am currently in the process of finalising my design (and the builder). I've been told…

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thomascoook1975
May 02, 2014 5:06 pm
dannislade
dannislade
2 May 2014

Timber Frames

Timber Frames
NSW

ive had 2 houses with timber frames and that whole thing about wood swelling is normally due to water damage but any good home should be built water tight and the…

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dannislade
May 02, 2014 1:45 pm
verukins
verukins
1 May 2014

Beechwood homes - Adelaide

Beechwood homes - Adelaide
SA

Our experience, like everyone im sure, had its good and bad bits.... If I had my time again, I would not build with them is the simplest way of putting it... however at…

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verukins
May 01, 2014 10:21 pm
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OAS
May 01, 2014 4:04 pm
OAS
jrogers
jrogers
1 May 2014

BELLAHAVEN HOMES

BELLAHAVEN HOMES
1, 2

Posting under a new account, but my old alias was Aquataine. The last udpate we had with Bellahaven homes was to come out and fix a few minor things which a rather…

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jrogers
May 01, 2014 2:40 pm
Lorri
Lorri
1 May 2014

land contours

land contours
TAS

Thanks Stewie, I rang the council and they said build 20mt from the front and think it was like 6mt from sides and back, not a problem as we have lots of room, and…

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Lorri
May 01, 2014 11:13 am
Lorri
Shambini
Shambini
1 May 2014

Actron vs Daikin air conditioning

Actron vs Daikin air conditioning
SA

Thanks, I will give Actron some serious consideration. I will bump to another topic.

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Shambini
May 01, 2014 8:06 am
Shambini
Phil2
Phil2
1 May 2014

Aggregate, Reticulation and Lawn...Perth Recommendations...

Aggregate, Reticulation and Lawn...Perth Recommendations...
WA

Hi...we are at the stage of getting quotes to finish the outside. I would really appreciate any recommendations in Perth for aggregate, reticulation and lawn. Thanks! Phil ::smile::

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Phil2
May 01, 2014 1:55 am
peteandrose
peteandrose
30 April 2014

Who is building with Beechwood Homes?

Who is building with Beechwood Homes?
NSW

we have selected PGH sorbetto its similar but an upgrade, they told us 1200 on the phone but im not sure if its $1200 or $12k......... was thinking of changing to urban…

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peteandrose
Apr 30, 2014 10:00 pm
peteandrose
sazzy91
sazzy91
30 April 2014

Compensation/Damages against builder

Compensation/Damages against builder
WA

Not sure if this the correct section but posting anyway. Looking for some advice from anyone who may know or has had a similar experience. We are seeking…

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sazzy91
Apr 30, 2014 9:47 pm
allyyson
allyyson
30 April 2014

Building with BMW Homes in Brisbane

Building with BMW Homes in Brisbane
QLD

Has anyone built with these guys in Brisbane? Any reviews? Are they reasonable price and inclusion wise?

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allyyson
Apr 30, 2014 7:23 pm
jsoetandi
jsoetandi
30 April 2014

Satterley Heron Park WA - Stage 14 A.A - Builder Needed

Satterley Heron Park WA - Stage 14 A.A - Builder Needed
WA

We've reserved a land for the next release (which has been delayed twice). All my fingers are crossing hoping that the land price wouldn't increase much... We only bought…

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jsoetandi
Apr 30, 2014 6:34 pm
jsoetandi
082013
082013
30 April 2014

Turn key timeline

Turn key timeline
QLD

195 working days, which translates to 39weeks. They are still within the time-frame. I'm hoping to be one of the lucky ones who have 39 weeks as the very upper…

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082013
Apr 30, 2014 3:58 pm
nofire
nofire
30 April 2014

Building with Greater Concept / Premiere Homes

Building with Greater Concept / Premiere Homes
WA
1, 2

I am looking forward to your updates and pictures. We too are thinking of building a slightly varied Greater Concept plan, but have had issues with the designer getting…

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nofire
Apr 30, 2014 3:19 pm
StephyD
StephyD
29 April 2014

Skimping on some things to get better things elsewhere

Skimping on some things to get better things elsewhere
VIC

Pretty much what everyone else is saying, do the things that are absolutely needed and very hard/expensive to upgrade after building is complete. As for plumbing IMO any…

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StephyD
Apr 30, 2014 12:28 am
StephyD
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B STAR
Apr 29, 2014 9:27 pm
perthUser198011
perthUser198011
29 April 2014

Lakelands WA - siteworks??

Lakelands WA - siteworks??
WA

We are currently building with Contentliving in Lakelands and sitework is estimated at around $5k not much. Hope this helps.

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perthUser198011
Apr 29, 2014 5:02 pm
rossb2003
rossb2003
29 April 2014

Colorbond Basalt Roof with Dune Render...

Colorbond Basalt Roof with Dune Render...

Hi Doons We have gone with Dune as the roof, vitesse as the main render, botany grey as the feature render, surfmist for the garage door and gully for the gutters. All…

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rossb2003
Apr 29, 2014 3:42 pm
rossb2003
aimees88
aimees88
29 April 2014

Building with Ventura, Baldivis - WE'RE IN !

Building with Ventura, Baldivis - WE'RE IN !
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Now I am excited to have a shower... in 8 months or so haha! :) Will check back for pics.

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aimees88
Apr 29, 2014 12:53 pm
aimees88


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