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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
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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
insider
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
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

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