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DM1423
DM1423
26 November 2013

Summit @Home Portal

Summit @Home Portal
WA

Anyone building with the Summit Home Group using this tool? Any feedback?

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DM1423
Nov 26, 2013 10:21 am
DM1423
claypot
claypot
26 November 2013

Statesman Homes Colour Selection costs

Statesman Homes Colour Selection costs
SA
1, 2

Hey there we bailed out of a build with Statesman ( not due to any thing they'd done) I found the ducted air con price was much the same as the price I got ($200- $300),…

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claypot
Nov 26, 2013 5:20 am
Silverfishy
Silverfishy
25 November 2013

Building Double Storey - Visited Selandra Rise Clyde North

Building Double Storey - Visited Selandra Rise Clyde North

How did you go? have you signed up? We are looking now as well in whitehorse to do a kdrb. Unfortunately in "zone 3" for porter davis which will cost an extra 5 or 10 k.…

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Silverfishy
Nov 25, 2013 10:03 pm
Silverfishy
Serialbuilder
Serialbuilder
25 November 2013

Aveling homes - first time build baldivis

Aveling homes - first time build baldivis
WA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hi newby, pretty much same as you but on a lesser scale. I'm reasonably happy with how things are looking but DH is still struggling. I'm not sure what will happen, I'm…

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Serialbuilder
Nov 25, 2013 8:27 pm
Serialbuilder
melaqua7
melaqua7
25 November 2013

Need help deciding on front door

Need help deciding on front door
WA

Thanks for all of your input. I think I have decided to go with the benchmark double door instead of a hume pivot. I have kept my eye on houses on the weekend and saw many…

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melaqua7
Nov 25, 2013 6:24 pm
Sunrise1
Sunrise1
25 November 2013

Eden Brae Cremorne 35 Display - Bunya, which Bricks?

Eden Brae Cremorne 35 Display - Bunya, which Bricks?
NSW

that is great news for you. The cost comes in at about $7000 extra for a cremorne 38. we asked for a quote on pewter. Wow!!!! $14,000 upgrade.

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Sunrise1
Nov 25, 2013 3:34 pm
hee
hee
25 November 2013

Anybody building with Western Sydney Property Group ???

Anybody building with Western Sydney Property Group ???
NSW

::cry:: ::sad:: Hello. I could not just pass by your question in the forum as I bought the off-the-plan townhouse built by them recently and now I am so stressed due to the house. I…

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hee
Nov 25, 2013 3:14 pm
moomin
moomin
25 November 2013

Quaker barn/American barn homes? Pros and cons please

Quaker barn/American barn homes? Pros and cons please

Looking into doing the same. Would love to read more & see some photo's. Have had a possible price of around $13k 'mentioned' for a 60' x 40' (or 18m x 12m) kit barn/shed.…

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moomin
Nov 25, 2013 2:09 pm
Forg
Forg
25 November 2013

How much work can you do before council approval

How much work can you do before council approval
NSW

I note others in the street have had private certifier approval and they are still listed on the council website - if you get CDC do they still…

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Forg
Nov 25, 2013 12:13 pm
Serialbuilder
Serialbuilder
25 November 2013

Removing concrete and muck off aluminium window frames

Removing concrete and muck off aluminium window frames
WA

Thank you Scottperrin I will print this out for direction. I was afraid we might do damage by leaving it, I will approach the window company for touch up paint again (have…

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Serialbuilder
Nov 25, 2013 9:42 am
Serialbuilder
Davelle
Davelle
25 November 2013

Cairns build - Austart Homes

Cairns build - Austart Homes
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Have only just come across this thread! your house looks stunning especially with the surroundings as well, love cairns! Congrats on making such a beautiful home

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Davelle
Nov 25, 2013 8:51 am
Davelle
Cameron32
Cameron32
25 November 2013

Soil Removal after site cut/fill

Soil Removal after site cut/fill
NSW

Yes, I did in gumtree Builder just removed soil, and keep something at my backyard.

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Cameron32
Nov 25, 2013 8:43 am
Cameron32
leighton
leighton
24 November 2013

Building a new colonial style house

Building a new colonial style house
QLD

I don't know anyone but find a builder who designs and builds similar houses. Best to get a 3D Designer Builder like us. but.

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leighton
Nov 24, 2013 4:59 pm
leighton
building-expert
building-expert
24 November 2013

House built in the wrong spot

House built in the wrong spot
WA

Hi agabob Unfortunately there is not much you can do about it now, looks like everyone has missed it including you but you have put up a good example as to what can…

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building-expert
Nov 24, 2013 4:56 pm
building-expert
leighton
leighton
24 November 2013

What Discounts are Mainstream Builders Willing to Give?

What Discounts are Mainstream Builders Willing to Give?
VIC

This is a matter of supply and demand, and things are definitely on the improve. cheers and don't wait too long.

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leighton
Nov 24, 2013 4:52 pm
leighton
leighton
leighton
24 November 2013

CHEAPEST home builder in Australia in terms of m2?

CHEAPEST home builder in Australia in terms of m2?

One really needs a plan, the data, that is site cost data, and of course, a detailed specification. My jobs have 500 cost centres and if out by $100 average, then that is…

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leighton
Nov 24, 2013 4:49 pm
leighton
leighton
leighton
24 November 2013

Building a house with a kit from stonehomes.com.au

Building a house with a kit from stonehomes.com.au
NSW

I compete against kit home people. One needs to get a very good idea on what one does not get and also the cost of labour not included. It is often more expensive than you…

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leighton
Nov 24, 2013 4:44 pm
leighton
leighton
leighton
24 November 2013

Builder landscaping

Builder landscaping
VIC

This really ought to be fully detailed via plans and specifications. You don't seem to have much detail?

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leighton
Nov 24, 2013 4:42 pm
leighton
leighton
leighton
24 November 2013

Using non-builder contractors during/post build

Using non-builder contractors during/post build
QLD

We do quite a bit of that, but of course, it is up to the builder on the job. Ask nicely? cheers

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leighton
Nov 24, 2013 4:32 pm
leighton
joyfulbuilder
joyfulbuilder
24 November 2013

Colourbond roof (pictures wanted plz)

Colourbond roof (pictures wanted plz)
SA

If you're able to - drive around and take photos of houses you like because you'll also see what else works with the roof colour.... eg. certain driveway colours, window…

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joyfulbuilder
Nov 24, 2013 8:52 am
Babycakes
Babycakes
24 November 2013

Chicken and egg: occupation certificates

Chicken and egg: occupation certificates
NSW

Hi! We're close to the end of the build and wanted to put the driveway in before handover while the concreter was still available. However, we were told we couldn't do…

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Babycakes
Nov 23, 2013 11:18 pm
Babycakes
barker
barker
23 November 2013

Barker's - Posting from my new house

Barker's - Posting from my new house
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Been a bit quiet here for the past year. Settling in. Have curtains in three rooms and paper blinds in the rest. Have two light fittings. The vinyl plank flooring we put…

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barker
Nov 23, 2013 10:10 pm
barker
AKB
AKB
23 November 2013

custom-built in Sydney upper north shore-Facade uploaded

custom-built in Sydney upper north shore-Facade uploaded
NSW
1, 2

I love it I like how each elevation is grand enough to be the main one by itself, especially the side of the house which is what people normally ignore

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AKB
Nov 23, 2013 6:36 pm
AKB
Jonny Conlan
Jonny Conlan
23 November 2013

Anyone used besafe building inspectors?

Anyone used besafe building inspectors?
WA

Thinking of using besafe bunbury to advise on a new build in dunsborough. Anyone used the company before? Jonny

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Jonny Conlan
Nov 23, 2013 3:25 pm
navarch
navarch
23 November 2013

Confused with Tile Selections - Need advise

Confused with Tile Selections - Need advise
WA

Thanks a lot for your comments guys.. really appreciate your input. I think we will go for the darker tile as that is less of a risk with that going wrong than the one…

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navarch
Nov 23, 2013 11:12 am
navarch
NickyG1990
NickyG1990
23 November 2013

Jackson's view estate, Drouin

Jackson's view estate, Drouin
VIC

Ours has been classified m class with compacted fill our site costs will be in the slope and retaining walls up for 13k without slab designed yet

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NickyG1990
Nov 23, 2013 10:56 am
jennifer80
jennifer80
23 November 2013

Cost for upgrades at pre start -

Cost for upgrades at pre start -
WA

I can only comment on our builder, but we paid $50 per internal door to upgrade. Toilets are expensive! Many, many options, we went close coupled @ $350 each for decent…

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jennifer80
Nov 23, 2013 10:01 am
jennifer80
1rocky
1rocky
23 November 2013

Bathrooms - all the same or different

Bathrooms - all the same or different
WA

the two ensuites in my home are the same they have a beige beach theme while with the main bathroom is different having a black and white theme wall to ceiling…

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1rocky
Nov 23, 2013 5:53 am
Babycakes
Babycakes
22 November 2013

How clean is a "clean site" after a build?

How clean is a "clean site" after a build?
NSW

The cleaning the house is part of the handover, we're not directly charged for it. We're charged as a part of the total, I'm sure! As for the backyard, I don't know how…

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Babycakes
Nov 22, 2013 9:04 pm
Babycakes
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
22 November 2013

Venetian Blinds - Does this $$ seem reasonable?

Venetian Blinds - Does this $$ seem reasonable?
NSW

I think so! I have budget $5,000 to do the master bedroom 1m x 2m there's two of them and theatre 2.5 m x .5m in those plantation shutters In the other 5 bedrooms 1m x 2 m…

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2-cupcakes-pls
Nov 22, 2013 6:44 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
cinder
cinder
22 November 2013

Help - Natural gas connection

Help - Natural gas connection
NSW

+1, in saying that it was meant to be done…

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cinder
Nov 22, 2013 4:24 pm
cinder
Filthyfil
Filthyfil
22 November 2013

New Homes with NBN Installed

New Homes with NBN Installed
NSW

Trying to get an indication of actual NBN speeds. Could everyone post 1) Their Location (Suburb will do) 2) Which Plan they are on 3) What speeds were advertised on the…

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Filthyfil
Nov 22, 2013 10:35 am
Filthyfil
jj1
jj1
22 November 2013

Tips for building in a well established area

Tips for building in a well established area
WA

Our build was in an already established location. We actually gave our old house away (carted away on the back of a truck), but that is not always an option of course. I…

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jj1
Nov 22, 2013 9:31 am
kimmid
kimmid
22 November 2013

eden grange riverstone

eden grange riverstone
NSW

Hi frisky 123, There is another thread you can visit, lots of people building at Eden Grange. Its called "Anyone building at Eden Grange Riverstone?"

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kimmid
Nov 22, 2013 9:13 am
kimmid
kittyranch
kittyranch
21 November 2013

a different way to have the power points on the island bench

a different way to have the power points on the island bench
WA

I don't like the ones in the top. We have essastone and put the switches on the other side under the edge that the stools will go under. You can't see it. It won't look…

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kittyranch
Nov 21, 2013 9:19 pm
istephendj
istephendj
21 November 2013

Would you recommend JG KING? bit nervous!

Would you recommend JG KING? bit nervous!
1, 2

I know this is an old thread but every time I type in building with JG King, this thread keeps popping up. When I was doing my research on JG King, I kept getting old…

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istephendj
Nov 21, 2013 3:52 pm
cinder
cinder
21 November 2013

NBN builder charge????

NBN builder charge????
WA

There are two things. NBN connection from outside your house to a point inside your house or garage. That's the free bit (IF you are building in a Greenfields estate).…

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cinder
Nov 21, 2013 12:51 pm
cinder
Cameron32
Cameron32
21 November 2013

Contracts.. Fixed price not so fixed?

Contracts.. Fixed price not so fixed?
NSW

Final certificate of occupancy is absolutely…

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Cameron32
Nov 21, 2013 8:58 am
Cameron32
d@n
d@n
21 November 2013

10 acre dream home - help with exterior please!!

10 acre dream home - help with exterior please!!
NSW

Option 1 would be my preference. Ironstone gutters would look odd sandwich between two surfmist.

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d@n
Nov 21, 2013 8:14 am
Metroid
Metroid
21 November 2013

New Home warranty and builders margin

New Home warranty and builders margin
NSW

Check your contract. We are installing our own flooring and it specifically says even though its being installed by our own supplier the builder acknowledges they will…

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Metroid
Nov 21, 2013 7:13 am
Cooper05
Cooper05
21 November 2013

Rear Master Bedroom Floorplans

Rear Master Bedroom Floorplans
SA

Thanks for that Sal...I missed your reply earlier :)

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Cooper05
Nov 21, 2013 12:15 am
Cooper05
Cooper05
21 November 2013

Custom loft with Format in SA- Moved in and happy :-)

Custom loft with Format in SA- Moved in and happy :-)
SA
1 ... 21, 22, 23

I walked past today...love love love your garage door!

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Cooper05
Nov 20, 2013 11:55 pm

Essa stone bench is in.…

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Tysonut
Nov 20, 2013 8:25 pm
Tysonut
bashworth
bashworth
20 November 2013

What type of Contract should i choose? Melbourne

What type of Contract should i choose? Melbourne
VIC

The builder can offer you a smaller margin because there is no risk to him. You carry all the financial risk for cost overruns. Also many clients tend to keep adding…

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bashworth
Nov 20, 2013 3:54 pm
bashworth
ugbug
ugbug
20 November 2013

12 metre wide house design South Perth

12 metre wide house design South Perth
WA

I agree it depends what you find most important. If you have a 5m setback at the front and 3m at the back you can get a max house length of 20m and a 36sqm back yard…

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ugbug
Nov 20, 2013 3:01 pm
ugbug
felicity01
felicity01
20 November 2013

Fencing Questions - WA

Fencing Questions - WA
WA

I agree with you fmac, I thought everything was 50/50, as i would imagine the neighbours would think. Will leave the front part of the fencing off for now, deal with it later!

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felicity01
Nov 20, 2013 11:39 am
felicity01
Iris
Iris
20 November 2013

Andy & Fran's humble abode - Modified Monaco

Andy & Fran's humble abode - Modified Monaco
SA
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Looks fantastic! You must be so happy with the result.

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Iris
Nov 20, 2013 8:58 am
Metroid
Metroid
20 November 2013

Door Frame Height

Door Frame Height
NSW

Can you post up your drawings on your plan?

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Metroid
Nov 20, 2013 7:40 am
jibs
jibs
20 November 2013

Our New Home -with Redink - finishing it off !!!

Our New Home -with Redink - finishing it off !!!
WA
1 ... 24, 25, 26

O wow your garden, decking and pool look fabulous. Like a resort. Love the photo taken from the house with the plant and the two black bottles on the white tiles- very stylish

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jibs
Nov 20, 2013 5:17 am
jibs


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