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onggie
onggie
30 March 2014

Why did we ever build with #awso$ home

Why did we ever build with #awso$ home
NSW

I would dare say you were unlucky with subbies? All the builders would pay around the same rate and from subbies that we spoke to and that current do work with Rawson…

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onggie
Mar 30, 2014 7:33 pm
Static
Static
30 March 2014

Building with Champion - Costs of upgrades

Building with Champion - Costs of upgrades
NSW

Hi I have signed a tender to build with Champion (custom design duplex). Just wondering what are the ballpark costs of extras people have paid on this forum? Each design…

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Static
Mar 30, 2014 5:34 pm
Shambini
Shambini
30 March 2014

SITE COST Rip-off

SITE COST Rip-off
VIC

We haven't had our soil tests etc done yet. The builder has included an estimate of $30k in the price.

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Shambini
Mar 30, 2014 8:09 am
Shambini
shanebailey
shanebailey
30 March 2014

Telstra Velocity for a new House

Telstra Velocity for a new House
QLD

I went through the same process some months ago and the advise I received from a contractor was to install the cabling for the internal hardware. They advised whilst…

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shanebailey
Mar 30, 2014 7:20 am
Cleo5117
Cleo5117
30 March 2014

Building With Simonds Homes in SA

Building With Simonds Homes in SA
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Thankyou, I just really hope it goes to plan after contract signing :) How's yours coming along?

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Cleo5117
Mar 30, 2014 12:00 am
Cleo5117
kyeo
kyeo
29 March 2014

Davis Sanders Albury

Davis Sanders Albury
VIC

Hi everyone, first time poster here. Partner and me are looking to build around north east Victoria (Wangaratta) and have been browsing display homes recently. Has anyone…

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kyeo
Mar 29, 2014 9:43 pm
shiritha
shiritha
29 March 2014

Mirvac homes or Elderton homes for a new build??

Mirvac homes or Elderton homes for a new build??
NSW

Hi Guys, We are in stage 3. Still shopping around for builders. Please give us your feedback. We are thinking of going off a single-storey.

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shiritha
Mar 29, 2014 9:29 pm
Lorri
Lorri
29 March 2014

Builders in Southern Tasmania

Builders in Southern Tasmania
TAS

Hello all. I am trying to find some builders in Tasmania that can build a 3 bed 2 bathroom house, under $250k all up. Not one of those modular homes, as they are not…

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Lorri
Mar 29, 2014 8:43 pm
Lorri
Lorri
Lorri
29 March 2014

Very steep block bought, need advice.

Very steep block bought, need advice.
TAS

Thanks everyone. Just been looking on the web for builders in Tasmania. Not as easy as I thought it would be, want to find a house, fully built for under $200k am I…

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Lorri
Mar 29, 2014 7:25 pm
Lorri
robbie55
robbie55
29 March 2014

Paint doors,frames and skirts the same colours as walls?

Paint doors,frames and skirts the same colours as walls?
VIC

Woodwork is normally done in gloss and walls in matte, you might find the gloss will be enough of a difference anyway.

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robbie55
Mar 29, 2014 2:15 pm
robbie55
GlennGreaves
GlennGreaves
29 March 2014

'Broker' to find a Builder - a good way of going?

'Broker' to find a Builder - a good way of going?
NSW

Hi GlennGreaves, The person you are looking for is a quantity surveyor rather than a "broker" per se. A quantity surveyor is a person that…

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GlennGreaves
Mar 29, 2014 10:31 am
trixee
trixee
29 March 2014

Interior Designer freebies

Interior Designer freebies
WA

Also, gutters! I've been obsessed with getting the right ones!

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trixee
Mar 29, 2014 1:38 am
trixee
EmyN
EmyN
28 March 2014

Handover Building Inspector

Handover Building Inspector
QLD

Thanks snadan. Did he seem to be thorough?

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EmyN
Mar 28, 2014 9:26 pm
EmyN
yvonneh
yvonneh
28 March 2014

Reverse Living - thoughts?

Reverse Living - thoughts?
WA

@snufl. Very jealous! Amazing house and views :) using a phone so please excuse any typos and abruptness

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yvonneh
Mar 28, 2014 6:57 pm
snandan
snandan
28 March 2014

Defects - Need your advice about Bricks and Mortar

Defects - Need your advice about Bricks and Mortar
QLD

Inspection went well....happy with outcome. Minor things to fix so far.

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snandan
Mar 28, 2014 6:38 pm
bramsy
bramsy
28 March 2014

Demolition Mobs Recommendations Please

Demolition Mobs Recommendations Please
VIC

One lesson learnt the hard way for us is to do a reference check and insist on speaking to one or two of their recent clients. Maybe even drive past and see their work. We…

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bramsy
Mar 28, 2014 4:39 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
28 March 2014

New plan BIG TREE.....

New plan BIG TREE.....
SA

Just a thought but I would flip the guest retreat over to the other side and move the function room up and then have the study near the play…

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bluesteel
Mar 28, 2014 7:29 am
bluesteel
KeyStrategist
KeyStrategist
28 March 2014

Procorp - Administrator appointed

Procorp - Administrator appointed
NSW
1 ... 54, 55, 56

And so it goes on - after getting action happening since my last tirade of emails things have stopped with my file siting on some clerks desk for 2 weeks now without any…

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KeyStrategist
Mar 28, 2014 7:19 am
Dr3aming
Dr3aming
27 March 2014

Anyone building in Success?

Anyone building in Success?
WA

Just wondering if anyone on here is building in the new estate in Success? Saw the first slab go down this morning and was so excited for whoever it was! Lucky person :: Laura

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Dr3aming
Mar 27, 2014 10:49 pm
Dr3aming
Melsie68
Melsie68
27 March 2014

Wine Rack

Wine Rack
VIC

How much clearance do you need at the top of the fridge . I just looked at mine . I have a westinghouse double door with door hinge 1761

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Melsie68
Mar 27, 2014 6:07 pm
AshShep
AshShep
27 March 2014

First build with Celebration Homes: The Imperial

First build with Celebration Homes: The Imperial
WA

Hi Clinno We building the Lennox. There are a few of us building it. Check out my thread you will be able to see our changes.

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AshShep
Mar 27, 2014 4:42 pm
Di Nosaur
Di Nosaur
26 March 2014

Any one building with WA Housing Centre, BGC Residential.

Any one building with WA Housing Centre, BGC Residential.
WA

Similar to Marge. Will never recommend them. Waste of my time. I am seriously grr. Settlement on block in July 13. Had signed up in Jan13. Prestart in October and still no…

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Di Nosaur
Mar 26, 2014 8:49 pm
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R34
Mar 26, 2014 3:53 pm
hash_nanay
hash_nanay
26 March 2014

Nicest way to tell your builder you have a ind. inspector?

Nicest way to tell your builder you have a ind. inspector?
VIC
1, 2

Hi PEARZ, how did you go with your inspection so far, I mean in terms of quality of service? Did the urban property inspections find any defects with your build?

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hash_nanay
Mar 26, 2014 2:43 pm
allatonce
allatonce
26 March 2014

New Build-10 acres- north west sydney - where to start?

New Build-10 acres- north west sydney - where to start?
NSW
1, 2

Firstly, Does anyone know how to change the subject title? Or change this into a blog thing? Secondly, its been a while... and what slow progress. its now the 26th…

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allatonce
Mar 26, 2014 2:21 pm
eyzonme
eyzonme
26 March 2014

Garage non-rectangular shape on irregular block of land

Garage non-rectangular shape on irregular block of land
VIC

Ok what if you kept it rectangular but loose the wedge of land, so from the front and inside it looks symmetrical, build up to boundary at the…

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eyzonme
Mar 26, 2014 1:36 pm
piggsy
piggsy
26 March 2014

Buying survey strata property to demolish and build new home

Buying survey strata property to demolish and build new home
WA

I created a survey strata with the rear of my block. I also have no common property but my house sewer runs at thru the strata block. It was going to coat me $500 plus per…

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piggsy
Mar 26, 2014 1:28 pm
piggsy
piggsy
piggsy
26 March 2014

Any experience with FHBD??

Any experience with FHBD??
WA

sorry got the name wrong in my first post. Its FHBD not FHOG.

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piggsy
Mar 26, 2014 1:17 pm
piggsy
newby68
newby68
26 March 2014

site Costs-quotes

site Costs-quotes
WA

Thanks for that :D

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newby68
Mar 26, 2014 12:57 pm
Burnsfirsttime
Burnsfirsttime
26 March 2014

Urgent! Need pricing for essastone or similar, help please!!

Urgent! Need pricing for essastone or similar, help please!!
SA

From what I understand about essastone is that the builder charges you per sheet required. so even if you don't need a full sheet of stone to finish your benchtop that is…

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Burnsfirsttime
Mar 26, 2014 11:48 am
Burnsfirsttime
max11
max11
26 March 2014

WARNING building company in Canberra trying to rip us off.

WARNING building company in Canberra trying to rip us off.
ACT

Thanks Mark. Our solicitor says we can fight it and have a case but it will cost money and can take months. We are paying rent and now this mortgage on top of that…

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max11
Mar 26, 2014 10:55 am
Burnsfirsttime
Burnsfirsttime
26 March 2014

How long for stamp duty refund WA?

How long for stamp duty refund WA?
WA

Ooh best I get onto this. How can you find out if you are eligable for the FHOG?

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Burnsfirsttime
Mar 26, 2014 10:49 am
Burnsfirsttime
ckanair
ckanair
26 March 2014

Discounts with Carlisle Homes

Discounts with Carlisle Homes
VIC

Thanks TashPaul. I did scour through the other posts to see if there was any thread on similar lines and did not find it. I guess as long as the build quality and build…

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ckanair
Mar 26, 2014 8:56 am
nuadventure8
nuadventure8
25 March 2014

Cabinetmaker Perth?

Cabinetmaker Perth?
WA

Where about are you? We have used character cabinets in armadale and were very happy with them.

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nuadventure8
Mar 25, 2014 9:37 pm
Building the Dream
Building the Dream
25 March 2014

pre start advice

pre start advice
WA

I wish that I had every conversation in writing/email rather than verbal discussions. All quotes and inclusions are in writing obviously but before signing the builder…

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Building the Dream
Mar 25, 2014 8:23 pm
piggsy
piggsy
24 March 2014

Genesis Home Builders WA

Genesis Home Builders WA
WA

Yes they are. One of them has a pod on top (prefabbed and craned on) and I drove past one day and WHAT!!! where did that come from?? a few days earlier it was a single…

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piggsy
Mar 24, 2014 11:07 pm
piggsy

We are also facing similar issue with our block. Land we bought had about 1 meter fall with slope which is hardly noticeable. At the end of first week we went to check the…

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hash_nanay
Mar 24, 2014 10:59 pm
Forg
Forg
24 March 2014

Brick veneer verses rendered masonry

Brick veneer verses rendered masonry
QLD

In terms of what we encountered from project-home builders, in Sydney, brick veneer was cheaper out of the two. Many of them use some form of panelling for certain…

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Forg
Mar 24, 2014 6:36 pm
CountryHome
CountryHome
24 March 2014

Copies of soil test etc

Copies of soil test etc
NSW

We got copies of our soil report and contour survey before signing with our builder. We knew we had a difficult site, so we made sure we…

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CountryHome
Mar 24, 2014 12:59 pm
CountryHome
deluxes
deluxes
24 March 2014

design first and find a builder later?

design first and find a builder later?
VIC

We attempted to do this... we struggled finding a design we liked in it's entirety and decided to just sketch up our own. We got something drafted up and took it to about…

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deluxes
Mar 24, 2014 12:29 pm
deluxes
jenathome
jenathome
24 March 2014

House project design catalogues

House project design catalogues

Hi Ramario, There are so many options available to you. When you say you are going to build a house, do you mean that you are a builder yourself or do you mean that you…

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jenathome
Mar 24, 2014 10:42 am
jenathome
1rocky
1rocky
24 March 2014

Yay!!!! Final payment made!!!

Yay!!!! Final payment made!!!
QLD

had handover the same day as paying final payment.

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1rocky
Mar 24, 2014 7:02 am
dannislade
dannislade
23 March 2014

I thought prestart was supposed to be fun :(

I thought prestart was supposed to be fun :(
WA

i dont think you can change because of the early contracts they get you to sign. but if you have a signed document of what you get ask to take it up with management. …

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dannislade
Mar 23, 2014 11:31 pm
Phoenix7
Phoenix7
23 March 2014

Major Planning/Supervision mistakes by Clarendon !!!

Major Planning/Supervision mistakes by Clarendon !!!
NSW

Hi senal, sorry to read about this.. However it is good to know that clarendon will be trying to resolve the issue. But as a customer you shouldn't have to be chasing…

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Phoenix7
Mar 23, 2014 11:30 pm
Pikey
Pikey
23 March 2014

Custom builders.

Custom builders.
NSW

We built with them 10 yrs ago and never regretted it.

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Pikey
Mar 23, 2014 7:53 pm
tamnic08
tamnic08
23 March 2014

Building in Aveley, Dale Alcock - Contracts Hiccup

Building in Aveley, Dale Alcock - Contracts Hiccup
WA
1, 2, 3

Hi Bevnic I love your Portico. Can you please let me know what the dimensions of the portico are. Much appreciated Tammy

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tamnic08
Mar 23, 2014 7:10 pm


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