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Andara Client
Andara Client
24 February 2014

Building in Canberra

Building in Canberra
ACT

I don't know these builders, except for Andara Homes. I am a client, and although it pains me to say it, you need to find another builder. Perhaps in a new company at a…

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Andara Client
Feb 24, 2014 8:46 pm
tamarind
tamarind
24 February 2014

Floor Plan feedback please

Floor Plan feedback please
VIC

You could use a condenser dryer Custom knockdown rebuild Newcastle NSW viewtopic.php?t=78271

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tamarind
Feb 24, 2014 2:10 pm
tamarind
Charlston01
Charlston01
24 February 2014

Lilac's Build-Custom W/Kurmond Homes - A bit of Extravagance

Lilac's Build-Custom W/Kurmond Homes - A bit of Extravagance
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Fantastic kitchen. We are thinking similar colours for ours, but with stainless steel appliances and pale grey splash back. Where are the kitchen pendant lights from?

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Charlston01
Feb 24, 2014 1:50 pm
Pikey
Pikey
24 February 2014

Masterton Villina - 41

Masterton Villina - 41
NSW

Hi Singh - we have had our electrical appt and are finalizing it now.Around 7K...everything just adds up...including provision for a pool and all of the power and lighting…

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Pikey
Feb 24, 2014 11:13 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
24 February 2014

Tonic Homes Perth

Tonic Homes Perth
WA

Looked into Tonic when I first started the process and liked their plans however they were not willing to work with me on changes so I ended up going with another builder.

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AussieMark
Feb 24, 2014 2:01 am
Melsie68
Melsie68
24 February 2014

Outside living areas!

Outside living areas!
WA

Will be watching this spot .love it. I need to get a patio that goes the whole side of the living room , out near the games room and the back of the house .i won't a wow…

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Melsie68
Feb 24, 2014 12:23 am
Fatstuff
Fatstuff
24 February 2014

Building with Ventura Homes, Corimbia Estate (Stockland)

Building with Ventura Homes, Corimbia Estate (Stockland)
WA

Our slab went down late November and some brickwork started before the Xmas/new year break. So been around three months now including the break and we hopefully will get…

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Fatstuff
Feb 24, 2014 12:15 am
aussiebell
aussiebell
23 February 2014

Our First Home (The Dream)

Our First Home (The Dream)
VIC
1, 2, 3

Not sure sorry, Do you have any new pics of your build?

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aussiebell
Feb 23, 2014 11:14 pm
Cameron32
Cameron32
23 February 2014

looking for some info on tender letter pricing.

looking for some info on tender letter pricing.
NSW

Iam building in northlakes too.. what stage you are building at?

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Cameron32
Feb 23, 2014 10:14 pm
Cameron32
d@n
d@n
23 February 2014

COLOUR SCHEME ADVICE

COLOUR SCHEME ADVICE
NSW

Definitely.

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d@n
Feb 23, 2014 8:42 pm
Tony_63
Tony_63
23 February 2014

2 metre wide pool

2 metre wide pool
NSW

I am halfway through a big Reno , we got a pool from Pride Pools Very happy with them Darryl Pride is the boss there

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Tony_63
Feb 23, 2014 8:15 am
FairmontSAcustom
FairmontSAcustom
22 February 2014

Fairmont Homes Build - SA

Fairmont Homes Build - SA
SA

Nice choices, looking forward to watching it come together :)

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FairmontSAcustom
Feb 22, 2014 7:58 pm
Peter2012
Peter2012
22 February 2014

FREE CLEAN SOIL WANTED URGENTLY, FLAGSTAFF HILL SA

FREE CLEAN SOIL WANTED URGENTLY, FLAGSTAFF HILL SA
SA

Hi, guys, I'm looking for the chance of getting around 20 tons or less of clean, garden soil for free, hopefully in a few days. If you have some, please call me on…

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Peter2012
Feb 22, 2014 2:31 pm
Francie1
Francie1
22 February 2014

Oakford Homes, Stellar Homes or Format Homes in SA

Oakford Homes, Stellar Homes or Format Homes in SA
SA

Have just seen your post ... we are in the process of trying to select a builder at the moment and Oakford was on the list. Did you end up going with them? Beechwood is…

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Francie1
Feb 22, 2014 10:56 am
wildways
wildways
22 February 2014

builder wanted for limestone wall, wanneroo?

builder wanted for limestone wall, wanneroo?
WA

hi thanks for reply,i have checked their website and it says anything over 500mm requires planning,but one guy we had out too quote said we don't as its only 2 blocks…

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wildways
Feb 22, 2014 12:54 am
maximus
maximus
21 February 2014

Did you manage to get your builder to change the contract?

Did you manage to get your builder to change the contract?
WA

We want our builder to add in to our contract, so that it forms part of the contract, our estate's special conditions, but they aren't…

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maximus
Feb 21, 2014 10:01 pm
maximus
RussnDana
RussnDana
21 February 2014

NOMINAL CEILING HEIGHT - ours seems to be way under!!!

NOMINAL CEILING HEIGHT - ours seems to be way under!!!

Tengals If your still around what happened with this I think we have the same issue?

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RussnDana
Feb 21, 2014 6:03 pm
Sukarabikun
Sukarabikun
21 February 2014

Our Casuarina. Building with Coral Homes in Heddon Greta

Our Casuarina. Building with Coral Homes in Heddon Greta
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Great news, cannot wait to check the result. Thanks for the mortar link, I've got a feedback from…

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Sukarabikun
Feb 21, 2014 5:41 pm
Sukarabikun
Trenchman
Trenchman
21 February 2014

Anyone recommend a builder for Bridgetown WA?

Anyone recommend a builder for Bridgetown WA?
WA

Looking to keep costs down at 60 years old. Who to build with in Bridgetown area WA?

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Trenchman
Feb 21, 2014 3:22 pm
Trenchman
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 1:02 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 12:14 pm
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 11:47 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 10:20 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 7:43 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 5:16 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 21, 2014 12:09 am
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 21, 2014 12:08 am
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 10:54 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 9:11 pm
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bashworth
Feb 20, 2014 7:27 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 5:37 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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salmcart
Feb 20, 2014 5:12 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 12:50 pm
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 1:40 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 20, 2014 12:28 am
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 2:50 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 11:08 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 9:32 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 9:52 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 4:09 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 18, 2014 12:29 am
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 10:15 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 8:02 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 7:38 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 4:02 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 2:10 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 1:27 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 10:56 am


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