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zappa141
zappa141
3 March 2014

Edmondson Park

Edmondson Park
NSW

Hi Michael, Thanks for the elaborate response. Appreciate it, Its definitely reassuring given that we managed to secure a block of land in the last landcom release!!!…

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zappa141
Mar 03, 2014 12:18 pm
TiredHalo
TiredHalo
3 March 2014

Building the Drysdale 30

Building the Drysdale 30
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Coming along nicely! Liking your kitchen. Nice that the tiler is checking with you on the tiles.

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TiredHalo
Mar 03, 2014 9:50 am
TiredHalo
blackbeauty
blackbeauty
3 March 2014

Cost of an extra garage

Cost of an extra garage
NSW

We raised our question with the sales.The sales checked the draft drawings, admitted the error, called the estimator, got the reply was the error in the draft drawings.…

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blackbeauty
Mar 03, 2014 8:42 am
kristal_chev
kristal_chev
2 March 2014

Sand Sand Sand

Sand Sand Sand
WA

Welcome and good luck with the build. I'm new on here as well. Sounds like you have the sand covered now. Awesome! Is this your first build?

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kristal_chev
Mar 02, 2014 5:30 pm
kristal_chev
Dan_sydney
Dan_sydney
2 March 2014

What site costs to plan for before building with M3tricon

What site costs to plan for before building with M3tricon
NSW

Hi Alexf40, We are building with Metricon on the lns in Sydney as a knock-down project. I will send you some more detailed costs on pm.

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Dan_sydney
Mar 02, 2014 1:02 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 March 2014

6 bed floor plans needed!!

6 bed floor plans needed!!
VIC

and i have to a ask,do you have a tv? Haha, steevo. Tsk tsk! Stewie

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Stewie D
Mar 02, 2014 10:44 am
Megs25
Megs25
2 March 2014

quarry rubble for sale - adelaide

quarry rubble for sale - adelaide
SA

hi all I have about 4 tonnes of quarry rubble for sale in northern suburbs of Adelaide. $20 tonne trailer load. please let me know if your interested

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Megs25
Mar 02, 2014 10:15 am
xxxKGJxxx
xxxKGJxxx
1 March 2014

Building our first home in Pearsall, WA - Retaining issue!

Building our first home in Pearsall, WA - Retaining issue!
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

I agree about his thoroughness and higher standards than previous SS. Hey that's…

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xxxKGJxxx
Mar 01, 2014 3:56 pm
xxxKGJxxx
tsmith
tsmith
1 March 2014

help choosing a builder and sales person

help choosing a builder and sales person
WA
1, 2

We have chosen New Generation Homes, please see http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=69893

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tsmith
Mar 01, 2014 3:45 pm
Immy
Immy
1 March 2014

Registered Land

Registered Land
NSW

Hi Everyone Long shot, but does anyone know of anywhere with Registered land in the Camden region? Thanks!

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Immy
Mar 01, 2014 10:22 am
kidsbuggingme
kidsbuggingme
1 March 2014

Help please - Sewer connection for KDRB

Help please - Sewer connection for KDRB
NSW

Ours is at the back of our property, not even close to that cost.

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kidsbuggingme
Mar 01, 2014 8:07 am
kidsbuggingme
Greyman
Greyman
28 February 2014

Recommend a steel frame builder in north-west Sydney?

Recommend a steel frame builder in north-west Sydney?
NSW

Hi, I'm looking to build a 2-storey steel frame house on a 6-acre block in Northwest Sydney. By necessity it would have to be a custom build because the land is flood…

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Greyman
Feb 28, 2014 7:23 pm
Daniel47
Daniel47
28 February 2014

House Design. Any comments? =)

House Design. Any comments? =)
WA

Wow. Thanks alot ! Really appreciated it housemouse: I am planning to convert the media into a rumpus if neccessary for the kids next time. As I dont think it is…

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Daniel47
Feb 28, 2014 6:04 pm
beejandcait
beejandcait
28 February 2014

Soakwells DIY vs Out sourcing/ Concrete Vs Polypropylene

Soakwells DIY vs Out sourcing/ Concrete Vs Polypropylene
WA

As the builder was going to charge over $3500 for soakwell installation we opted to investigate later... What are your thoughts on; - DIY vs Out Sourcing - Using…

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beejandcait
Feb 28, 2014 5:44 pm
Trenchman
Trenchman
28 February 2014

Bridgetown Area Builder required

Bridgetown Area Builder required
WA

Can anyone recommend a small local builder around Bridgetown? We are 60 yrs old and thinking of moving to Bridgetown. Want to build a timber framed home partly because my…

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Trenchman
Feb 28, 2014 4:36 pm
Trenchman
bashworth
bashworth
28 February 2014

House slab - wetting up the concrete

House slab - wetting up the concrete
NSW

Sad to say this is all too common. When I used to test concrete on site (30 years ago) the allowance for testing accuracy was +/- 45mm from the specified value. That…

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bashworth
Feb 28, 2014 4:34 pm
bashworth
vyeow
vyeow
28 February 2014

Building in Camalda Estate stage 4/5 - South Morang

Building in Camalda Estate stage 4/5 - South Morang
VIC

Hi.. i'm new to this forum but just wanted to see if there is anyone here building in the Camalda estate in South Morang (stages 4 and 5). Just want to see what slabs…

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vyeow
Feb 28, 2014 4:31 pm
askanaan
askanaan
28 February 2014

Excessive Provisional Allowances

Excessive Provisional Allowances
NSW

Are you building at Greenway, askanaan?[/quote Not really, im in west sydney

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askanaan
Feb 28, 2014 2:22 pm
Perth_Michael
Perth_Michael
28 February 2014

Floor plan

Floor plan
WA

Hi everyone thanks for your ideas. In relation to the window sizing i can adjust it accordingly. I had thought of either making the bigger window bigger ! or seeing if it…

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Perth_Michael
Feb 28, 2014 10:46 am
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Serialbuilder
Feb 28, 2014 12:47 am
Serialbuilder
J+C HGWAbuild
J+C HGWAbuild
28 February 2014

site cost for land has easement

site cost for land has easement
WA

Hi icecool8 We are also building in Emerald Park. Who…

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J+C HGWAbuild
Feb 28, 2014 12:45 am
J+C HGWAbuild
TinaG
TinaG
27 February 2014

Slab then Frame

Slab then Frame
VIC

Our frame was up pretty quick after the slab. The roof came a couple of weeks later, then the plastering, and bricks haven't gone up yet.

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TinaG
Feb 27, 2014 5:09 pm
Melsie68
Melsie68
27 February 2014

Help with bathroom feature tile!!

Help with bathroom feature tile!!
SA

Haha I have seen a strip behind the basin but only when there is two basins. I'll ask my partner when he gets home for any ideas. I'm a bit stuck . Have you asked the…

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Melsie68
Feb 27, 2014 2:48 pm
yourelink
yourelink
27 February 2014

Site Costs in Wyndham Vale

Site Costs in Wyndham Vale
VIC

correction that is BlueStone stage 18A

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yourelink
Feb 27, 2014 12:54 pm
bashworth
bashworth
27 February 2014

Waiting for site start

Waiting for site start

1.Read your contract so you understand your rights. 2.Start planning your garden.

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bashworth
Feb 27, 2014 11:16 am
bashworth
bashworth
bashworth
27 February 2014

Electrical Plan & Consultation - Double Storey

Electrical Plan & Consultation - Double Storey
NSW

With electrical the number and location of power points is important. Just look around your house and see how many devices there are. There are quite a lots of thoughts…

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bashworth
Feb 27, 2014 11:10 am
bashworth
jacjon
jacjon
27 February 2014

Builder Asking For Final Payment... House Isn't Finished

Builder Asking For Final Payment... House Isn't Finished
ACT

I'm dealing with a difficult build and need some advice on best ways to proceed. The builder promised 6 months for completion in the contract.…

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jacjon
Feb 27, 2014 1:35 am
jacjon
building-expert
building-expert
26 February 2014

Second Opinion before Final Payment?

Second Opinion before Final Payment?
ACT

Building industry in Australia is chaotic and hard to deal with.. i did my practical completion last Friday and found lots of issues to be fixed.…

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building-expert
Feb 26, 2014 10:53 pm
building-expert
PEARZ
PEARZ
26 February 2014

Negotiating price with builder?

Negotiating price with builder?
WA

No harm in asking! I sent an email to my sales consultants asking him what the best price he can do for me on a particular design I liked. He came back to a few days later…

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PEARZ
Feb 26, 2014 9:52 pm
PEARZ
dannislade
dannislade
26 February 2014

Is it a good floor plan? Please please advice

Is it a good floor plan? Please please advice
WA

the basic plan is too big for your block so it will need to be made smaller. this house is for a 15.5m wide block.

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dannislade
Feb 26, 2014 9:51 pm
Jessie1
Jessie1
26 February 2014

Jessies Build - Baldivis - New Generation - KEYS

Jessies Build - Baldivis - New Generation - KEYS
WA
1 ... 33, 34, 35

I got excited too Leanne :) Its pretty loud at 7am! Ooo that would be nice! Last time I saw alan I said why is there not a fence with shade cloth to block that huge sand…

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Jessie1
Feb 26, 2014 8:09 pm
Jessie1
trixee
trixee
26 February 2014

Scotts build - Baldivis - New Gen [ Build finished ]

Scotts build - Baldivis - New Gen [ Build finished ]
WA
1 ... 17, 18, 19

The pendants are stunning, really makes your kitchen pop! :D

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trixee
Feb 26, 2014 7:06 pm
trixee
microd
microd
26 February 2014

12 course edgebeam?

12 course edgebeam?
NSW

And Jenny - you described our land very accurately! Happiness!

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microd
Feb 26, 2014 5:52 pm
DreamHome23
DreamHome23
26 February 2014

Refrigerated Cooling with External Company - Porter Davis

Refrigerated Cooling with External Company - Porter Davis
VIC

Thanks for your response Serenity... If you don't mind me asking, which system did you install? And how much were you quoted?

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DreamHome23
Feb 26, 2014 1:54 pm
lmille32
lmille32
26 February 2014

Unable to fit Building Design on Block of Land

Unable to fit Building Design on Block of Land
NSW

Our house complied with CDC and there are a LOT of things that need to comply. You have to go through with a fine tooth comb and really look at every bit of your home.…

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lmille32
Feb 26, 2014 8:55 am
lmille32
maximus
maximus
25 February 2014

How long does it take to build a house ?

How long does it take to build a house ?

It's looking as though mine will come in at 113 days ( excluding weekends and Australian public holidays ). Alternatively 165 consecutive days. There would have been…

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maximus
Feb 25, 2014 8:01 pm
maximus
ruthdarren8787
ruthdarren8787
25 February 2014

Electrical Connection Requierments

Electrical Connection Requierments
NSW

Thanks to Jims Home Building Inspectors are now on the case

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ruthdarren8787
Feb 25, 2014 7:37 pm
MellyZCR
MellyZCR
25 February 2014

Plantation Homes Breakthrough - Building the Camden 4

Plantation Homes Breakthrough - Building the Camden 4
QLD
1, 2

Hey so sorry for the long overdue reply. We have had handover and are officially in our new home (Handover was 6th Feb)... Since then we have been crazy busy trying to…

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MellyZCR
Feb 25, 2014 2:35 pm
MellyZCR
Hamilton23
Hamilton23
25 February 2014

Our Hamilton23 with Carlisle - Moved in pictures added!

Our Hamilton23 with Carlisle - Moved in pictures added!
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

It was when we built. They just have s small square of it though.

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Hamilton23
Feb 25, 2014 1:18 pm
underconstruction
underconstruction
25 February 2014

Narrow Lot Designs and Recommended Builders

Narrow Lot Designs and Recommended Builders
WA

Hi tsmith, What do you know about the breakthrough range at APG? Thanks

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underconstruction
Feb 25, 2014 12:27 pm
BuildingInBallarat
BuildingInBallarat
24 February 2014

Simmonds Villa Modena ( Advice/ Opinions Needed)

Simmonds Villa Modena ( Advice/ Opinions Needed)
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi Bella, just checking in to see what's happening with your build? :)

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BuildingInBallarat
Feb 24, 2014 11:13 pm

Sorry it's taken so long to post up some feed back on these bricks. We are nearly finished building but I only just remembered I was gonna take a pic. The bricks turned…

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joshnjacqui
Feb 24, 2014 10:12 pm
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

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