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cpaces
cpaces
27 May 2014

Building Aspiration 35 Wisdom Homes at the Ponds

Building Aspiration 35 Wisdom Homes at the Ponds
NSW
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Yes. Have been using it since day one. So far it's ok for its function. It all depends on your mobile coverage. Sometimes the push notification can be late when you're…

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cpaces
May 27, 2014 1:29 pm
don_seafarer
don_seafarer
27 May 2014

Has anyone built with Amano Homes?

Has anyone built with Amano Homes?
WA

Hi there - we are also at that point of picking a builder for our 2 storey home and Amano have come in with a competitive costing - We are keen to talk to people who have…

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don_seafarer
May 27, 2014 9:07 am
jakht
jakht
26 May 2014

Willowdale ( leppington)

Willowdale ( leppington)
NSW
1, 2

I had an email this afternoon that 1d is registered and we are getting closer to settlement. Did 1a 1b and 1c got anything like settlement dates?

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jakht
May 26, 2014 7:17 pm
Treasure101
Treasure101
26 May 2014

Premiere Heights

Premiere Heights
WA

Anyone else building at Premiere Heights at southern river?

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Treasure101
May 26, 2014 5:46 pm

Homebuyers Centre Ultimate St Marks - Avalon at Baldivis

Homebuyers Centre Ultimate St Marks - Avalon at Baldivis
WA
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Hi Tezzle, What a great feed this is of your building journey! How is the home now you've moved in? Here to help if you need anything! Adrienne - Homebuyers Centre

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HomebuyersCentre1
May 26, 2014 4:35 pm
HomebuyersCentre1

Lethe's House - Baldivis, Homebuyers Centre - WE HAVE KEYS!!

Lethe's House - Baldivis, Homebuyers Centre - WE HAVE KEYS!!
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi Lethe, Congratulations on your new home! I've loved looking back over your forum and reading about your journey. Hopefully you've moved in and getting settled. Enjoy…

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HomebuyersCentre1
May 26, 2014 4:22 pm
HomebuyersCentre1
AudreyGreenwood
AudreyGreenwood
26 May 2014

Aveley-Dale Alcock - Moving In :)

Aveley-Dale Alcock - Moving In :)
WA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

The house is looking really fantastic! And in such a quick time after moving everything seems to be up and running already! Not a packing box in sight at all! If it were…

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AudreyGreenwood
May 26, 2014 1:28 pm
AudreyGreenwood
DreamHome23
DreamHome23
26 May 2014

Council Approvals

Council Approvals
VIC

Hi all, We are building the Waldorf 48 in the South Eastern suburbs with PD. We fall within Greater Dandenong Council. Just wondering what the process is with regards to…

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DreamHome23
May 26, 2014 11:57 am
DreamHome23
DreamHome23
26 May 2014

HELP PLS! Abolishment of Gas and Electricity

HELP PLS! Abolishment of Gas and Electricity
VIC

Thank you for the comments.. Just praying that we meet the timeframes

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DreamHome23
May 26, 2014 11:50 am

The Playground, Coolbellup

The Playground, Coolbellup
WA

Hi Guys, Is anyone building in the Playground at Coolbellup? Would be good to connect and also see how you are dealing with the DAP restrictions.

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FirstHomieCoolbellup
May 26, 2014 11:30 am
ayaman
ayaman
26 May 2014

Anyone built with "Inprofile Built?"

Anyone built with "Inprofile Built?"
VIC

Hello, Has anyone in Melbourne used a building company called "Inprofile Built?" They are based in Beaumaris I believe. Any reviews would be greatly appreciated as I love…

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ayaman
May 26, 2014 10:14 am
insider
insider
26 May 2014

Porter Davis - Cost of upgrade from M class to H class slab

Porter Davis - Cost of upgrade from M class to H class slab
VIC

That's interesting a H1 indicates that it is a highly reactive clay site but if there was a house removed over your building envelope then usually it is a class P…

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insider
May 26, 2014 7:35 am
insider
snowing
snowing
26 May 2014

Glass balustrade after handover

Glass balustrade after handover
SA

It may just worth to pay for the builder margin and let your builder do this one to have it covered in builder's warranty. If not done properly, especially for stairs or…

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snowing
May 26, 2014 7:07 am
snowing
snowing
25 May 2014

Busby Homes

Busby Homes
VIC

I had deal with them in the past. It really depends on who is working on your project. The first one I approached gave me good info and some concept plans as to what I…

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snowing
May 25, 2014 9:56 pm
bpratt
bpratt
25 May 2014

Light Switch Height? 1020?

Light Switch Height? 1020?
NSW

Just went out to our new house, and the noggins in the wall are right around the 1150 to 1250 mark, so we are going to have to put them down at 1050mm high. Went around…

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bpratt
May 25, 2014 6:25 pm
SuperBrisbane
SuperBrisbane
25 May 2014

The cost of increasing ceiling heights

The cost of increasing ceiling heights
NSW

Its complicated in this way, when we have not been told about the location and ceiling ..Please…

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SuperBrisbane
May 25, 2014 2:51 pm
Mrs Brown Bear
Mrs Brown Bear
25 May 2014

Boundary survey shows neighbours are occupying our land

Boundary survey shows neighbours are occupying our land
SA

I'm going to be going through this as well. Our neighbours have the fence about 20cm onto our land. It's not in fantastic shape either. Their property is an investment…

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Mrs Brown Bear
May 25, 2014 10:25 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
25 May 2014

Handover and PCI same day??

Handover and PCI same day??
QLD

Worked OK for us. You must take your time and check everything - AND look up !!! You'll probably find they have already marked a few things- eg paint work, marks etc. …

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Saint Mike
May 25, 2014 9:43 am
Saint Mike
bpratt
bpratt
24 May 2014

Mortar colour

Mortar colour
VIC

I'd go for the lighter coloured mortar with the lighter coloured bricks. We're going with Boral Sandstone Gold (double height) with off-white mortar with our build.

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bpratt
May 24, 2014 11:10 pm
sauso
sauso
24 May 2014

Building in Curlewis - JG King Homes

Building in Curlewis - JG King Homes
VIC

My site cost were were 15k plus 5 for bal. wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. We require some piers and a cut as we have natural fill on the block.

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sauso
May 24, 2014 9:32 pm

Internal painting and "orange peel"

Internal painting and "orange peel"

I'm certainly no expert but I am wondering if they used a roller on the timber instead of a brush?

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Building the Dream
May 24, 2014 7:18 pm
suzan
suzan
24 May 2014

pop out bathroom mirror please help!

pop out bathroom mirror please help!
NSW

My builder put mirrors in different style in bathroom and ensuite. Bathroom mirror is pop out (floating) from wall but was not fully tiled at the back of the mirror.( I…

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suzan
May 24, 2014 8:18 am
Mandy67
Mandy67
23 May 2014

Our Journey With Taylor's Estate,Caversham & Redink Colours

Our Journey With Taylor's Estate,Caversham & Redink Colours
WA
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Water pressure seems fine, infernal. Yes, I have managed to fall asleep in it, melsie! :) but not all night, lol! Got it from go- go's in Ozzie Park.

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Mandy67
May 23, 2014 11:00 pm
MichaelQ
MichaelQ
23 May 2014

Building the Sahara Q1 by Henley- WE HAVE THE KEYS!!!

Building the Sahara Q1 by Henley- WE HAVE THE KEYS!!!
1 ... 47, 48, 49

Hi tengals. Can you please provide access to your building…

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MichaelQ
May 23, 2014 10:45 pm
MichaelQ
MichaelQ
23 May 2014

Custom Build - Melbourne

Custom Build - Melbourne
VIC

As I understand it, it is something to do with the Stormwater. We have to run the stormwater thru our neighbours property (sub-divided lot) due to…

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MichaelQ
May 23, 2014 10:40 pm
bpratt
bpratt
23 May 2014

Free fill south west syd

Free fill south west syd
NSW

I think we get the idea after all of your posts that you have some clean fill to get rid of. :)

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bpratt
May 23, 2014 10:08 pm
bashworth
bashworth
23 May 2014

Interim Occupation Certificate

Interim Occupation Certificate
NSW

Its possible to get an occupancy certificate before the house is finished. see http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2012/02/10- ... cy-permit/

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bashworth
May 23, 2014 4:51 pm
bashworth
greendreamer
greendreamer
23 May 2014

Advice for Sustainable Build on a budget in Perth

Advice for Sustainable Build on a budget in Perth
WA
1, 2

sounds good. We've got our design sorted -166m2 & pretty simple design, basically 3 rectangles joined together. I'm still optimistic that this is acheivable for us &…

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greendreamer
May 23, 2014 4:39 pm
felicity01
felicity01
23 May 2014

The Monteray New Generation Hammond Park- Kitchen cabinetry?

The Monteray New Generation Hammond Park- Kitchen cabinetry?
WA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

So the reticulation was put in last week and the hubby is putting down some top soil this weekend so the lawn can go down the weekend after that. For our backyard we are…

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felicity01
May 23, 2014 11:56 am
felicity01
mesophyte
mesophyte
23 May 2014

Soil Type - New house in Point cook

Soil Type - New house in Point cook
VIC

If the soil test says P, then you should build P class. Even if it ends up…

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mesophyte
May 23, 2014 9:36 am
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uncyspam
May 22, 2014 10:41 pm
uncyspam
bernese77-82
bernese77-82
22 May 2014

Aveling Home in Landsdale

Aveling Home in Landsdale
WA

Prestart done! And it only took a lazy 5 hours. I thought we were well prepared for it. Now we wait for the costings of our choices

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bernese77-82
May 22, 2014 5:08 pm
bernese77-82
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 4:49 pm
MalSannie
Echo2k3
Echo2k3
22 May 2014

First time builder - Ellenbrook - Painting started...!

First time builder - Ellenbrook - Painting started...!
WA
1 ... 35, 36, 37

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 2:55 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 2:45 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 1:02 pm
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TinaG
May 22, 2014 12:26 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 4:35 pm
LaceyM

It's getting there! Home stretch till the land will be finished.

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kays_first_home
May 21, 2014 2:46 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 2:33 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 11:49 am
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 10:32 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 20, 2014 11:39 pm
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 9:39 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 1:21 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 8:47 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 10:43 pm
PanRaptor



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