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Building_new_home
Building_new_home
21 February 2014

Flyscreens

Flyscreens
QLD

Cool! Thank you so much!! Was starting to think that was something they forgot to do :D

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Building_new_home
Feb 21, 2014 12:02 pm
Paul_K
Paul_K
21 February 2014

House and Land Package

House and Land Package
SA

Good morning, I wonder if anyone may be able to assist me with some questions? Last July we signed a Deed of Contract for the purchase of a block of land from a…

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Paul_K
Feb 21, 2014 11:14 am
suspct
suspct
21 February 2014

Site classification P and external building consultants

Site classification P and external building consultants
QLD

If it's P due to tree's that used to be there the soil itself may be H... check sometimes the soil test says P because tree's were there but to a builder its ok as long as…

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suspct
Feb 21, 2014 10:47 am
nuadventure8
nuadventure8
21 February 2014

Building a house in Darling Downs WA....well almost

Building a house in Darling Downs WA....well almost
WA

Greeting fellow builders, Well we are about weeks away from receiving title on our beautiful block (will post some pics soon). We are currently down to four potential…

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nuadventure8
Feb 21, 2014 9:20 am
Liliana
Liliana
21 February 2014

Builders that "would" work with recycled materials ? (VIC)

Builders that "would" work with recycled materials ? (VIC)
VIC

All I can say is be very careful and make sure that you find someone who can give you references for other jobs he/she (let's not be sexist) has done and speak to the…

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Liliana
Feb 21, 2014 6:43 am
Megs25
Megs25
21 February 2014

quarry rubble for sale - adelaide

quarry rubble for sale - adelaide
SA

hi all I have about 4 tonne of quarry rubble for sale. $20 tonne trailer load. located in northern suburbs of Adelaide. I bought it for paving but now have left overs

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Megs25
Feb 21, 2014 4:16 am
truelies
truelies
21 February 2014

Waiting for Land settlement matildas field

Waiting for Land settlement matildas field
VIC

Hi everyone I bought a land in Matildas field keysborough in Dec 2012, the sales consultant from PD said that at the very latest the land would settle in May, May went…

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truelies
Feb 20, 2014 11:09 pm
wildways
wildways
21 February 2014

builder wanted for limestone wall, wanneroo?

builder wanted for limestone wall, wanneroo?
WA

hi all, just wondering can anyone recommend a builder in northern suburbs to build a retaining wall with large limestone blocks? any advice in regards planning much…

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wildways
Feb 20, 2014 11:08 pm
turk182
turk182
20 February 2014

workcover fee's builder or owner pays ? masterton Homes

workcover fee's builder or owner pays ? masterton Homes
ACT

Hi all, in a bit of a situation with the builder, having fallen for the trap " if you make the final payment by 2 days we will get you the Certificate of Occupany at the…

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turk182
Feb 20, 2014 9:54 pm
Anthony3515
Anthony3515
20 February 2014

New Member - seeking information on development costs please

New Member - seeking information on development costs please
VIC

Thanks very much Brian this is very useful information, much appreciated.

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Anthony3515
Feb 20, 2014 8:11 pm
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bashworth
Feb 20, 2014 6:27 pm
bashworth
Eelman
Eelman
20 February 2014

Best project home builder in Sydney

Best project home builder in Sydney
NSW

I'm currently building with allworth homes so far so good. We looked at Eden brae and mjs , Eden brae too expensive and mjs I didn't like the steel frame design. As you…

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Eelman
Feb 20, 2014 4:37 pm
salmcart
salmcart
20 February 2014

Footpath repair after house completion

Footpath repair after house completion
WA

Hi, I am hoping that someone can help me. Our house was completed 6 months ago and the builder was sent the paperwork by council to release the 'footpath bond' (we gave…

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116
salmcart
Feb 20, 2014 4:12 pm
Mandy67
Mandy67
20 February 2014

Taylor Private Estate - Caversham, WA

Taylor Private Estate - Caversham, WA
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

How are all the stage 2 people coming along? I was in Dempster St last night and I think someone may have already moved in? There is a house with fencing up (well, the…

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Mandy67
Feb 20, 2014 11:50 am
trixee
trixee
20 February 2014

Feature brick?

Feature brick?
WA

Thanks! I often find that things look better in real life, so I'll try to get around to seeing some of them.

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trixee
Feb 20, 2014 12:40 am
trixee
bpratt
bpratt
20 February 2014

Our very long build...

Our very long build...
QLD

Yes please keep the number of pictures to a post to around 2 or 3 :) Had to sit around for over a minute to stop the page jumping around all over the place whilst the…

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bpratt
Feb 19, 2014 11:28 pm
jenathome
jenathome
19 February 2014

Help! Urgent need advice with render colour...please

Help! Urgent need advice with render colour...please
QLD

Well done hunk_ktm. Feels good when you feel confident about a decision huh? Best of luck, Jenny.

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jenathome
Feb 19, 2014 1:50 pm
jenathome
CluelessOne
CluelessOne
19 February 2014

Variation due to weather?

Variation due to weather?
SA

That's my view on it too Stewie! 16.1.1 is (not quoted) variations due to issues with conducting work on site due to unforeseen difficulties such as groundwater. I'm not…

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CluelessOne
Feb 19, 2014 10:08 am
ally-good
ally-good
18 February 2014

We have a start Date

We have a start Date
VIC

Monday has come and gone and no start. I did receive a call from the builder and he said he would be there on Friday to do the site scrape. Then he said the frame should…

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ally-good
Feb 18, 2014 8:32 pm
ally-good
tnikki
tnikki
18 February 2014

Anyone building/built in Casiana Grove??

Anyone building/built in Casiana Grove??
VIC

Hey ya sapphire.. we are building with FH too but the fairhaven range & not the bridgewater.. I would recommend a second opinion for the soil tests though.. there are few…

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tnikki
Feb 18, 2014 8:52 am
PixelBit
PixelBit
18 February 2014

Builidng with New Generation Homes

Builidng with New Generation Homes
WA
1, 2

Thanks for that will be checking my hips as well...

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PixelBit
Feb 18, 2014 3:09 am
Avenger
Avenger
18 February 2014

Building in Landsdale with New Generation Homes

Building in Landsdale with New Generation Homes
WA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Congratulations on your moving to your new house. I was reading previous post and it was very encouraging to read others experience. I am building with new generation…

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Avenger
Feb 17, 2014 11:29 pm
lmille32
lmille32
17 February 2014

Anyone doing a custom design? How much?

Anyone doing a custom design? How much?
VIC

Hi, I'm doing a totally custom build. I agree with the above in that it takes about 12 months to really hone down your plan. I designed my house myself and it was a long…

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lmille32
Feb 17, 2014 9:15 pm
lmille32
akapacker
akapacker
17 February 2014

unregistered easement (sewer)

unregistered easement (sewer)
VIC

This won't help the OP, but it may help other people. I am in the process of subdividing a block into 2 lots - a front and a rear lot. Services are only at the front of…

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akapacker
Feb 17, 2014 7:02 pm
Sanna
Sanna
17 February 2014

Transfer of land papers

Transfer of land papers
VIC

Thank you, we have insured it so feeling happier now!

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Sanna
Feb 17, 2014 6:38 pm
Dr3aming
Dr3aming
17 February 2014

Land titles; why so long?

Land titles; why so long?
WA

The subdivision process takes some time and costs the developer money (see http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2013/01/sub ... n-process/) so quite…

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Dr3aming
Feb 17, 2014 3:02 pm
Dr3aming
Forg
Forg
17 February 2014

Demolition cost - how much?

Demolition cost - how much?
NSW

Last August-September we had 4 quotes to get rid of a vinyl-clad 1.5-storey house, probably about 200sqm or thereabouts, and it still had fibro in it. Nothing…

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Forg
Feb 17, 2014 1:10 pm
Transformation
Transformation
17 February 2014

KDR with Wisdom Homes-Aspiration 29

KDR with Wisdom Homes-Aspiration 29
NSW
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Awesome news Congrats Aheron looking forward to the pics :-)

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Transformation
Feb 17, 2014 12:27 pm
Transformation
MadamImAdam
MadamImAdam
17 February 2014

Best time to negotiate on Pricing

Best time to negotiate on Pricing
VIC

There is little room for negotiation and I would say 99% of that room is only available prior to signing a contract. Your initial tender will set the tone and if you…

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MadamImAdam
Feb 17, 2014 9:56 am
DreamHome23
DreamHome23
17 February 2014

Daikin A/C installation in PD Home

Daikin A/C installation in PD Home
VIC

Hi all, We are looking to build the Waldorf with Porter Davis. We are thinking of getting refrigerated cooling and are looking at one of the Daikin systems. Has anyone…

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DreamHome23
Feb 17, 2014 9:43 am
housebythewater
housebythewater
17 February 2014

Upside down or Courtyard designs?

Upside down or Courtyard designs?
VIC

I'm assuming it's not right for your location, but plans might interest you anyway - there are a few on Webb and Brown-Neave's website. Try searching for plans with "rear…

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housebythewater
Feb 17, 2014 4:02 am
housebythewater
bashworth
bashworth
16 February 2014

about tender appointment

about tender appointment
VIC

Unless you are familiar with drawings and contracts I would reccomend that you spend 2-3 hours going through it carefully in detail. If you find anything that needs…

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bashworth
Feb 16, 2014 2:25 pm
bashworth
JJscruton3813
JJscruton3813
15 February 2014

Kaplan Homes

Kaplan Homes
NSW

Hi all, my husband and I are looking to build with Kaplan on our block at Willowdale, (Denham court, East Leppington NSW), just wondering on other peoples adivce if they…

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JJscruton3813
Feb 15, 2014 2:06 pm
hash_nanay
hash_nanay
15 February 2014

Private building inspector

Private building inspector
NSW
1, 2

We are building with PD Orchard Rise, Berwick, Melbourne and construction work is about to begin. At the time of signing the contract we told them we are planning to use a…

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hash_nanay
Feb 15, 2014 1:20 pm
day_dreaming
day_dreaming
15 February 2014

Aveling - To Build the Samaya or the Californian?

Aveling - To Build the Samaya or the Californian?
WA

Hi Mullaloogal, am posting to follow your build. I am building the Californian and am having roof timbers installed at the moment. Look forward to seeing your plans

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day_dreaming
Feb 15, 2014 10:13 am
Sojn
Sojn
15 February 2014

carlisle home sales person recommendation

carlisle home sales person recommendation
VIC

Hi GordonSmith, The lady at Ambrosia is really good. Her name is Deb....

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Sojn
Feb 15, 2014 7:01 am
punkabie
punkabie
14 February 2014

Building in Dakabin QLD

Building in Dakabin QLD
QLD
1, 2

Congratulations! That's great thebuzz :z:

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punkabie
Feb 14, 2014 3:51 pm
punkabie
KDR_newbie
KDR_newbie
14 February 2014

Ducted Vacuum Vs Dyson.....???

Ducted Vacuum Vs Dyson.....???
1, 2

Bumping an old thread, just wondering if anyone knows how the air watts and air flow compares between ducted vac and a dyson (or other mobile vacuum cleaners). The specs…

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KDR_newbie
Feb 14, 2014 11:48 am
D_rail
D_rail
14 February 2014

Help Geotechnical Mandurah Area

Help Geotechnical Mandurah Area
WA

We tried going direct through Structerre and they wanted about $1700 just for the soil survey. We went through a builder and were charged $1500 for soil survey and…

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D_rail
Feb 14, 2014 11:35 am
Rogue
Rogue
14 February 2014

Power Pole on the Street

Power Pole on the Street
NSW

I would be checking with council to see if you can even get a crossover approved with the pole encroaching on the space. From the ramped vs box curbing in the various…

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Rogue
Feb 14, 2014 10:53 am
seabreezewaikiki
seabreezewaikiki
14 February 2014

Floor Plan Feedbacks & Suggestions Please

Floor Plan Feedbacks & Suggestions Please
WA
1, 2

Thanks for your feedbacks EmyN and joyfulbuilder! They are both appreciated. Thanks to sketchup we can make an informed decision rather than imagining how it will look…

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seabreezewaikiki
Feb 13, 2014 11:04 pm
Cadrat62
Cadrat62
13 February 2014

Building a new custom design house - cost ?

Building a new custom design house - cost ?
NSW

Interesting thread. As a designer we often get asked the same question. How much does it cost? ....Well the answer is simple really. ...... The first ok maybe second…

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Cadrat62
Feb 13, 2014 3:13 pm
Daniel47
Daniel47
13 February 2014

APG Home Builder / Boutique Builders

APG Home Builder / Boutique Builders
WA

Duke. Thanks ! Althom. That's quite some chances I will be taking if I am building with them. haha Guess not much have built with them in this forum

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Daniel47
Feb 13, 2014 12:14 am
calais304
calais304
12 February 2014

Lighting/electrical after handover

Lighting/electrical after handover
WA

Seems the OP wants to simply get in to their own house as cheaply as they can, i.e. not paying top dollar to the…

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calais304
Feb 12, 2014 5:59 pm
Althom
Althom
12 February 2014

Help! Builders Notice of Delay Post Contract Finishing

Help! Builders Notice of Delay Post Contract Finishing
NSW

I'm assuming they've advanced far enough to have reached lock-up? If that's the case and the work is under cover then I'd be asking how weather affected them.

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Althom
Feb 12, 2014 5:22 pm
Althom
chimosh
chimosh
12 February 2014

Colex Homes

Colex Homes
VIC

Do not build with Colex Homes. The company will promise you the world and deliver you the opposite. Just stay AWAY. You have been warned.

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chimosh
Feb 12, 2014 5:21 pm
staceyd
staceyd
12 February 2014

liquidated damages Xmas holidays

liquidated damages Xmas holidays
VIC

Were they actually shut down over christmas, or are they just trying to get out of paying the cash? Our builder tried to tell us they were shut till the 20th, then I…

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staceyd
Feb 12, 2014 1:32 pm
istephendj
istephendj
12 February 2014

Building with JG King

Building with JG King
VIC

How did you guys go with your builds? Just wanting to know roughly how long it took from painting till handover? We are about to have ours start painting so am Curious.

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istephendj
Feb 12, 2014 10:32 am


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