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never again
never again
24 June 2014

Premier Builders Group !

Premier Builders Group !
VIC

Hi, Who was your builder? We have been through a roller coaster ride with them in the last 4 months where they have increased prices steadily as we progressed with the…

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never again
Jun 24, 2014 10:00 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 June 2014

CASHBACK ON KITCHEN APPLIANCES HENLEY HOMES?

CASHBACK ON KITCHEN APPLIANCES HENLEY HOMES?
VIC

About $500-600 for dishwasher. I really wanted to try out the Technika dishwasher but it got 1/5 rating on product rating sites, with one…

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Saint Mike
Jun 24, 2014 7:21 am
Saint Mike
Ashleeeigh
Ashleeeigh
23 June 2014

First home in ellenbrook

First home in ellenbrook
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Yes I will do! Spent alllllll day there today! Prepping for paint. Far out! Such a big job! Got there at 11:30 am and left at 8:15pm. All surfaces have been patched,…

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Ashleeeigh
Jun 23, 2014 11:25 pm
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
23 June 2014

Contracts with your builder - get a lawyer?

Contracts with your builder - get a lawyer?
WA

With regards to LD's - be careful - it's a double edged sword. I will apply LD's on late payment for any customer insisting on LD's regarding…

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Bluesuede
Jun 23, 2014 10:59 pm
Bluesuede
Lorri
Lorri
23 June 2014

BAL rating and clearing

BAL rating and clearing
TAS

Thanks, for your replies, I have not done any thing other than buying the block, not a thing done other than that. I guess what I am asking is are we able to lower the BAL…

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Lorri
Jun 23, 2014 10:29 pm
Lorri
Caz98
Caz98
23 June 2014

Building Perth NOR near coast - APG homes- external colours

Building Perth NOR near coast - APG homes- external colours
WA

Our external colour selections are as follows: Roof: basalt (including gutters etc) Main render: beige royale Contrast-lower portico: dulux anchovy Contrast-upper portico:…

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Caz98
Jun 23, 2014 10:22 pm
Hopeful78
Hopeful78
23 June 2014

2nd soil test, Worst Soil but less piers?

2nd soil test, Worst Soil but less piers?
VIC

Hi we had H1 class and are building single story. Is yours single or double?

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Hopeful78
Jun 23, 2014 7:01 pm
Hopeful78
Ari
Ari
23 June 2014

Henley how long to go

Henley how long to go
VIC

My last house I built just after Stormy did. From the end of painting and tiling to handover took longer than the rest of the build. Hoping its not the same this time.

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Ari
Jun 23, 2014 5:39 pm
pfryan
pfryan
23 June 2014

Boral Bricks - 'Oasis Country' collection - Colour SNOW

Boral Bricks - 'Oasis Country' collection - Colour SNOW
NSW

I just came across your post of a few months back and was wondering if you ever got to see the 'Snow' Boral bricks built. Also did you decide to go with them or change to…

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pfryan
Jun 23, 2014 4:34 pm
BuildingInBallarat
BuildingInBallarat
23 June 2014

Porter Davis Dunes 29 - GOT THE KEYS!

Porter Davis Dunes 29 - GOT THE KEYS!
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Yes, the pantry sink is awesome - very handy. We have gone with Exetel for our NBN…

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BuildingInBallarat
Jun 23, 2014 2:51 pm
jcbissor
jcbissor
23 June 2014

Goodlife Homes in WA - anyone building with them?

Goodlife Homes in WA - anyone building with them?
WA

Also building with Gemmill. Our slab has just gone down and brickies hopefully this week. The office side of things wasn't great - our sales…

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jcbissor
Jun 23, 2014 2:22 pm
jcbissor
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
23 June 2014

Dale Alcock build in Roleystone

Dale Alcock build in Roleystone
WA
1, 2, 3

Mr H and I (and some friends), got our plumbing skills on and connected the down pipes to the rainwater tank We've had it checked by an…

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SaveH2O
Jun 23, 2014 2:17 pm
SaveH2O
Marmalade
Marmalade
23 June 2014

Allcastle - who else has built with?

Allcastle - who else has built with?
NSW

due to OHS and various other regulations you are not supposed to go onto any construction site. That said.. during our build, the fencing was far from desirable there…

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Marmalade
Jun 23, 2014 9:44 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
23 June 2014

Help! Urgent HWS issue! Chromagen

Help! Urgent HWS issue! Chromagen
WA

I just noticed its a Chromagen. We have that. Can anyone say - is there any way to see if it is working properly - other than turning off the booster switch ?

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Saint Mike
Jun 23, 2014 9:38 am
Saint Mike
mjbigo
mjbigo
23 June 2014

Crossby Stonehenge Ash 600x600 tiles

Crossby Stonehenge Ash 600x600 tiles
WA

Great idea. I just tried to change the post's category but I don't think I can. So, sorry for the double up. Cheers

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mjbigo
Jun 23, 2014 12:17 am
dannislade
dannislade
22 June 2014

Owner supply Appliances

Owner supply Appliances
WA

its abey lg180u sink which is a 1 1/2 bowl but i think they do the double clark sink for around $800. i looked at all the sink measurements of each bowl and choose what i wanted.

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dannislade
Jun 22, 2014 10:03 pm
_lucinda
_lucinda
22 June 2014

Modified Acacia Mk II in Beverley SA

Modified Acacia Mk II in Beverley SA
SA
1, 2

Good that they are fixing some. In my opinion I would have expected sub-standard materials to be rejected by the builder but there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of…

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_lucinda
Jun 22, 2014 10:26 am
_lucinda
kellydoug
kellydoug
22 June 2014

Walk in robe recommendations Perth

Walk in robe recommendations Perth
WA

Hi - I want to get the walk in robes in our new house fitted out. Any recommended companies based in Perth? I know I have seen some mentioned in…

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kellydoug
Jun 22, 2014 2:25 am
kellydoug
Lorri
Lorri
21 June 2014

Franklin 136 idea's?

Franklin 136 idea's?
TAS

That's a good idea, will try and draw it, are there any really simple programs, I had a look at sweet home and another but they are a bit advanced for me. Cheers Lorri

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Lorri
Jun 21, 2014 3:21 pm
Lorri
AussieMark
AussieMark
21 June 2014

ducted vac in slab?

ducted vac in slab?
SA

Are you sure every bit of the roof is raked? You would only need a spot to cross over or even just leave it on one side as the hoses are 12 long. May need more outlets only.....

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AussieMark
Jun 21, 2014 11:54 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
21 June 2014

theatre room sliding door

theatre room sliding door
WA

Yes it would generally I but we are talking about internal walls and the outside dimensions should not be changing. I would be very surprised that they will not allow any…

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AussieMark
Jun 21, 2014 11:51 am
first-time builder
first-time builder
20 June 2014

Aveling Homes WA Reviews...

Aveling Homes WA Reviews...
WA

Further to this.... I have found Aveling to be very very expensive when asking for alterations or additions or changes. It feels like a…

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first-time builder
Jun 20, 2014 1:02 pm
BrandonZoe
BrandonZoe
20 June 2014

Own Work

Own Work
NSW

Very few project builders will let you do any of the stuff on that list; the reason is probably because they do want their 120%-of-retail, but their excuse is…

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BrandonZoe
Jun 20, 2014 12:06 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
20 June 2014

Bristile Roof Tiles in WA

Bristile Roof Tiles in WA
WA

mwccl, I was looking for pics of vienna but cannot see any. I think the Marseille is probably more suited to a more older styled home. I am building a modern home so I…

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AussieMark
Jun 20, 2014 12:59 am
christieandbec
christieandbec
19 June 2014

latitude aldinga beach!

latitude aldinga beach!
SA

hello all, just wondering if anyone here is building on the latitude estate at aldinga beach? i have a block of land there but have been having a very slow and long…

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christieandbec
Jun 19, 2014 9:50 pm
Sherridon Homes
Sherridon Homes
19 June 2014

Time Lapse Videos of my Build

Time Lapse Videos of my Build
VIC

Hi everyone, I'll be posting time-lapse videos of my build and I hope you can make use for either a laugh or educational purposes for yourself. All videos will be posted…

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Sherridon Homes
Jun 19, 2014 9:09 pm
navs
navs
19 June 2014

Submitting Defects for Practical Completion - How much time?

Submitting Defects for Practical Completion - How much time?
ACT

I just did my PCI last week and used an independent building inspector who climbed in the roof and did the walk around with us and even though he didn't find my faults I…

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navs
Jun 19, 2014 6:12 pm
atri
atri
19 June 2014

Family Day Care in Geroges Fair

Family Day Care in Geroges Fair
NSW

Hi All If anybody is after a good Family Day Care Centre within Georges Fair you may contact Mission Australia for the details of the provider. You will need to call…

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atri
Jun 19, 2014 2:42 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
19 June 2014

Don't take no for an answer!

Don't take no for an answer!

yeah Im the same, it comes down to knowing your rights as a consumer. Im sure it doesnt surprise somone like you when I say the number of times vendors think its ok to…

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Ponzu
Jun 19, 2014 1:34 pm
Sherridon Homes
Sherridon Homes
19 June 2014

Anyone building in Highton? Site Works

Anyone building in Highton? Site Works
VIC

I'm building in old Belmont and my site costs were a little extra but I have a flat block. If you check out my facebook page you can see a time lapse video of screw piles…

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Sherridon Homes
Jun 19, 2014 10:20 am
TinaG
TinaG
19 June 2014

Coral Homes - help picking design

Coral Homes - help picking design
QLD

My thoughts (personal opinion :) ) Stradbroke - a bit of a hike from the garage to the kitchen (annoying when you have arms full of groceries) kitchen bench space - not…

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TinaG
Jun 19, 2014 10:06 am
PixiGT
PixiGT
19 June 2014

Willowdale Boundary lots

Willowdale Boundary lots
NSW

Hi there. I have a block backing onto the acoustic wall, near Patrol St, & when I visited the block recently I stood at the front & back, then on the kerb across the road.…

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PixiGT
Jun 19, 2014 8:26 am
PixiGT
Abbie
Abbie
18 June 2014

Building Gallery Living at Semaphore Park

Building Gallery Living at Semaphore Park
SA

Hi, I'm building with gallery living too. How is your house coming along?

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Abbie
Jun 18, 2014 8:33 pm
sandra77
sandra77
18 June 2014

Calamaris Dream house build - NEW downsized plans

Calamaris Dream house build - NEW downsized plans
QLD
1, 2

Thanks EmyN. While you are probably right about it not being perfect orientation, according to this website http://www.yourhome.gov.au/passive-desi ... ve-cooling, it is…

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sandra77
Jun 18, 2014 4:17 pm
returntoshire
returntoshire
18 June 2014

Anyone building in Greenhills Beach?

Anyone building in Greenhills Beach?
NSW

Anyone building in Greenhills Beach, have to use screw piering or any other changes to their slab?

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returntoshire
Jun 18, 2014 2:16 pm
TinaG
TinaG
18 June 2014

how thick a concrete foundation should be

how thick a concrete foundation should be
NSW

as bpratt says it will depend on your soil type

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TinaG
Jun 18, 2014 9:01 am
joey2506
joey2506
17 June 2014

Anyone built with National Builders Group in Highton Geelong

Anyone built with National Builders Group in Highton Geelong
VIC

Just bumping an old thread. Is anybody currently building in Highton? We're looking to buy land in Grantham Drive.

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joey2506
Jun 17, 2014 11:54 pm
takeiteasy
takeiteasy
17 June 2014

Flat price or hourly rate?

Flat price or hourly rate?
WA

Cheers everyone. Thanks for your input.

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takeiteasy
Jun 17, 2014 10:15 pm
psdillon
psdillon
17 June 2014

Questions about using an Architect or Builder's Draftsman

Questions about using an Architect or Builder's Draftsman
VIC

Thanks for the comments guys. Had one builder today quote $14k to release plans if we decide to not go with him. Thanks for the referral LaceyM, I'm checking out his…

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psdillon
Jun 17, 2014 9:46 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
17 June 2014

Electrical Meeting - cost of installing downlights

Electrical Meeting - cost of installing downlights
QLD

Both those sound cheap to me. My builder is charging 95 per provision if led down light which I will supply.

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AussieMark
Jun 17, 2014 2:36 pm
Mr Wolf
Mr Wolf
17 June 2014

Wolf’s Dale Alcock Aveley Build - Roof Frame Completed

Wolf’s Dale Alcock Aveley Build - Roof Frame Completed
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Yes we have a roof, they were to do grey float this week so am hoping that it is not affected. I will upload some photos later.

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Mr Wolf
Jun 17, 2014 2:33 pm
Charis0421
Charis0421
17 June 2014

Anyone built with Australian Classic Homes in Adelaide?

Anyone built with Australian Classic Homes in Adelaide?
SA

Hi all, Newbie here - looking to build with 'Australian Classic Homes' in Adelaide and just wondering if anyone has any experience with them? I cant find ANYTHING on them…

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Charis0421
Jun 17, 2014 10:52 am
Charis0421
clintdb
clintdb
17 June 2014

How many coats of paint am I meant to use? - new build

How many coats of paint am I meant to use? - new build
SA

For painting the render to the front elevation of our new KDR, the builder has allowed for 2 coats which we are assuming is sufficient for purpose. We asked for a dark…

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clintdb
Jun 17, 2014 8:10 am
clintdb
justheart
justheart
17 June 2014

My Simonds Warner at Alarah

My Simonds Warner at Alarah
VIC
1, 2

Would love to see completed pics as I'm also building in Alarah on John Russell Rd. We are at lock up stage now. Ours is the only building site as we are the last ones to…

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justheart
Jun 17, 2014 1:56 am
justheart
justheart
justheart
17 June 2014

Help with Simonds Standard Range?

Help with Simonds Standard Range?
VIC

Here a sum up of what we upgraded on. Higher ceiling- $3400 extra (don't recall the height for standard) All internal doors to next one up $750 extra x 15 doors (I…

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justheart
Jun 17, 2014 1:45 am
justheart
Busso girl
Busso girl
17 June 2014

Ventura south west

Ventura south west
WA

Is anyone building with ventura southwest ? If so how have you found the build, time, quality etc Thanks

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Busso girl
Jun 17, 2014 1:43 am
Zarli
Zarli
16 June 2014

Those building or renovating: share a container from China

Those building or renovating: share a container from China
NSW
1, 2, 3

I work for a company that imports it's entire product line from china & Singapore. My bosses spend months on end visiting overseas suppliers making sure their product &…

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Zarli
Jun 16, 2014 10:30 pm
Zarli
gregol02
gregol02
16 June 2014

Recommend me a Building Inspector for NW Sydney

Recommend me a Building Inspector for NW Sydney
NSW

We got ours from the Master Builders Association website. Below is the link to find one in your area. Ours is great but didn't want us to publicly name him. We rang a…

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gregol02
Jun 16, 2014 6:36 pm
gregol02
_lucinda
_lucinda
16 June 2014

Mt Barker SA build - Metricon Grandview 27 - handover 11/04

Mt Barker SA build - Metricon Grandview 27 - handover 11/04
SA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

:: Congratulations, Yoda, and welcome to the world little Yoda. Looking forward to photos, when you can.

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_lucinda
Jun 16, 2014 5:55 pm
_lucinda


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