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seabreezewaikiki
seabreezewaikiki
14 February 2014

Floor Plan Feedbacks & Suggestions Please

Floor Plan Feedbacks & Suggestions Please
WA
1, 2

Thanks for your feedbacks EmyN and joyfulbuilder! They are both appreciated. Thanks to sketchup we can make an informed decision rather than imagining how it will look…

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seabreezewaikiki
Feb 14, 2014 12:04 am
Cadrat62
Cadrat62
13 February 2014

Building a new custom design house - cost ?

Building a new custom design house - cost ?
NSW

Interesting thread. As a designer we often get asked the same question. How much does it cost? ....Well the answer is simple really. ...... The first ok maybe second…

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Cadrat62
Feb 13, 2014 4:13 pm
Daniel47
Daniel47
13 February 2014

APG Home Builder / Boutique Builders

APG Home Builder / Boutique Builders
WA

Duke. Thanks ! Althom. That's quite some chances I will be taking if I am building with them. haha Guess not much have built with them in this forum

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Daniel47
Feb 13, 2014 1:14 am
calais304
calais304
12 February 2014

Lighting/electrical after handover

Lighting/electrical after handover
WA

Seems the OP wants to simply get in to their own house as cheaply as they can, i.e. not paying top dollar to the…

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calais304
Feb 12, 2014 6:59 pm
Althom
Althom
12 February 2014

Help! Builders Notice of Delay Post Contract Finishing

Help! Builders Notice of Delay Post Contract Finishing
NSW

I'm assuming they've advanced far enough to have reached lock-up? If that's the case and the work is under cover then I'd be asking how weather affected them.

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Althom
Feb 12, 2014 6:22 pm
Althom
chimosh
chimosh
12 February 2014

Colex Homes

Colex Homes
VIC

Do not build with Colex Homes. The company will promise you the world and deliver you the opposite. Just stay AWAY. You have been warned.

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chimosh
Feb 12, 2014 6:21 pm
staceyd
staceyd
12 February 2014

liquidated damages Xmas holidays

liquidated damages Xmas holidays
VIC

Were they actually shut down over christmas, or are they just trying to get out of paying the cash? Our builder tried to tell us they were shut till the 20th, then I…

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staceyd
Feb 12, 2014 2:32 pm
istephendj
istephendj
12 February 2014

Building with JG King

Building with JG King
VIC

How did you guys go with your builds? Just wanting to know roughly how long it took from painting till handover? We are about to have ours start painting so am Curious.

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istephendj
Feb 12, 2014 11:32 am
tlblhayward
tlblhayward
11 February 2014

Condor's Porter Davis Waldorf

Condor's Porter Davis Waldorf
VIC

Hi Condor... There is already a topic about the PD Waldorf... viewtopic.php?f=31&t=44910 Please read that one and delete the topic that…

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tlblhayward
Feb 11, 2014 11:30 pm
tlblhayward
emilygjj
emilygjj
11 February 2014

Weathertex VS Shadowclad

Weathertex VS Shadowclad
VIC

What is the general difference between Weathertex and Shadowclad? Quality? Weatherproof? Price? Durability? Anyone????? Please help. thanks Emily

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emilygjj
Feb 11, 2014 9:17 pm
Nina71
Nina71
11 February 2014

Our Build in Champion Lakes with Ben Trager Homes

Our Build in Champion Lakes with Ben Trager Homes
WA
1, 2

"............no time to lose as we have a clock ticking on an empty block in the meantime....so onward we go with a positive outlook :)

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Nina71
Feb 11, 2014 11:40 am
Nina71
VivianN
VivianN
11 February 2014

First Home Owners Grant - VIC

First Home Owners Grant - VIC
VIC

Hi Sphell, I have recently just gone through a similar process last year and as a few people have already mentioned, since you are getting a construction loan, the FHOG…

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VivianN
Feb 11, 2014 11:08 am
Rico3
Rico3
11 February 2014

Anyone Building @ On The Park - Withers Road N.Kellyville??

Anyone Building @ On The Park - Withers Road N.Kellyville??
NSW

Just wondering if anyone is building @ On The Park, gated release on Withers Road. We've paid a deposit on a block. Keen to meet others buying on the street and possibly…

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Rico3
Feb 11, 2014 9:11 am
KDR_newbie
KDR_newbie
11 February 2014

Porcelain tiles - Suppliers and Tilers references?

Porcelain tiles - Suppliers and Tilers references?
VIC

Ah I see, hadn't come across that forum before, thanks.

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KDR_newbie
Feb 11, 2014 8:54 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
11 February 2014

6 Star vs VARB

6 Star vs VARB
SA

VARB ? I googled it and did not get a single result. Are you sure you have your acronym right ? I entered "alternative assessment for six star rating" and got a lot more…

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Stewie D
Feb 11, 2014 8:13 am
sebas
sebas
10 February 2014

Greetings n BAL report

Greetings n BAL report
NSW

Hi guys I'm Sebas your new neighbour lot 1328 =:) bardia ave Excited n going thru some tough times on my design. It took me 8 days to read all your 61 pages of edmondson…

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sebas
Feb 10, 2014 9:57 pm
chopstix
chopstix
10 February 2014

Help with courbond roof colour to go with urban one Pepper b

Help with courbond roof colour to go with urban one Pepper b
NSW

I think the wallaby look good, we are using it with dune fascia and windows for our new home.

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chopstix
Feb 10, 2014 9:36 pm
chopstix
Liliana
Liliana
10 February 2014

Some easy questions for ppl with builders knowledge!

Some easy questions for ppl with builders knowledge!
VIC

If you are in Melbourne I can recommend Branko the building expert on this forum: http://www.buildingexpert.net.au/ I know how you feel about approaching your builder…

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Liliana
Feb 10, 2014 9:00 pm
bashworth
bashworth
10 February 2014

A question regarding hand over and insurance.

A question regarding hand over and insurance.
NSW

Im still a little iffy on a few things. We've been told that there are certain landscape requirements we need to meet (I am not sure if this…

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bashworth
Feb 10, 2014 6:34 pm
bashworth
Stewie D
Stewie D
10 February 2014

Consequences of not following Estate Design Guideline

Consequences of not following Estate Design Guideline
VIC

I want to attach lattice or bamboo screening on top of the fence All the reasons the others have given you plus that it looks like crap…

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Stewie D
Feb 10, 2014 2:13 pm
aussiebell
aussiebell
10 February 2014

Eight Homes in VIC

Eight Homes in VIC
VIC

Just wondering If anyone has built with them?

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aussiebell
Feb 10, 2014 2:00 pm
Metroid
Metroid
10 February 2014

UEH - Do not want to make structural changes in Tender

UEH - Do not want to make structural changes in Tender
VIC

The tender process is long, annoying and lacks information. Almost every builder is the same. Unfortunately its just part of building. If you make changes, request costs…

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Metroid
Feb 10, 2014 1:01 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
10 February 2014

Why are all houses these days made with Styrofoam????!!

Why are all houses these days made with Styrofoam????!!
QLD
1, 2, 3

I agree Forg. Those flying feather dusters have very strong beaks. I saw a house up in the Blue Mountains with lovely WR Cedar windows and doors that had been attacked by …

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Stewie D
Feb 10, 2014 11:51 am
Boesman
Boesman
10 February 2014

Our castle by the sea - first build in Trinity, Alkimos

Our castle by the sea - first build in Trinity, Alkimos
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi beemdoubleblue I was hoping you might help with letting us know how much your 'Siteworks' were in Trinity? We have just started with the process of securing a lot and…

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Boesman
Feb 10, 2014 11:27 am
Boesman
wildways
wildways
10 February 2014

electrician north of river

electrician north of river
WA

hi we are also supplying all the lights so just install,we have a price of; $50 per downlight $150 per fan with…

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wildways
Feb 10, 2014 12:37 am
Likka
Likka
9 February 2014

Custom design home in Sydney

Custom design home in Sydney
NSW

Sorry _ close to the Hills District. How is your build going on? Is your builder good? Would you recommend the builder?

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Likka
Feb 09, 2014 9:21 pm
holly+callum
holly+callum
9 February 2014

Building in Highland Reserve Jane brook

Building in Highland Reserve Jane brook
WA

Well the bricks are a start!! :) Woohoo! We haven't heard anything about prestart yet, they still have a couple of weeks left for plans to be finished. Let's hope they come…

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holly+callum
Feb 09, 2014 8:47 pm
Althom
Althom
9 February 2014

New home build with Dale Alcock or Aveling?

New home build with Dale Alcock or Aveling?
NSW

Check Product Review as well. Ratio of excellent to terrible is a good meaure of your chances of getting a good job

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Althom
Feb 09, 2014 6:57 pm
Althom
melfordgurl
melfordgurl
9 February 2014

Bacchus Marsh

Bacchus Marsh
VIC

oh its a beautiful town..i grew up near BM and have always loved it. just we got stung with that land developer :)

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melfordgurl
Feb 09, 2014 6:56 pm
earnestzurc1968
earnestzurc1968
9 February 2014

Has anyone ever built with "The Local Builders Group "

Has anyone ever built with "The Local Builders Group "
VIC

Hi i am building a new house and have chosen the local builders group/crosspoint homes to build for us. The problem is i have never heard of them before but they have the…

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earnestzurc1968
Feb 09, 2014 10:38 am
maximus
maximus
9 February 2014

About to sign up.....excited and nervous!!!

About to sign up.....excited and nervous!!!
WA

Its a fun time - good luck. Just remember - take things as they come - don't over-react - but make sure you get what you paid for. Speak…

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maximus
Feb 09, 2014 9:12 am
maximus
Rach84
Rach84
8 February 2014

PGH Bricks

PGH Bricks
QLD

Hi all We are building a new house in Pimpama, QLD and have chosen to go with PGH Rattan brick and Surfmist colorbond roof. Does anyone out there have these that could…

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Rach84
Feb 08, 2014 9:37 pm
bouquet25
bouquet25
8 February 2014

Ice Volcano Render with Dune Feature walls and surmist roof

Ice Volcano Render with Dune Feature walls and surmist roof
WA

Hi,ice volcano looks similar to dune?I have a surfmist roof,facia,gutters.I am thinking too about using dune main colour and maybe darker grey,Monument, woodland grey or…

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bouquet25
Feb 08, 2014 8:44 pm
charlie23
charlie23
8 February 2014

Redink Trinity, Handover 5th Feb!

Redink Trinity, Handover 5th Feb!
WA
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Just checking on how everything went :)

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charlie23
Feb 08, 2014 7:08 pm
charlie23
bashworth
bashworth
8 February 2014

Sloping Block Options

Sloping Block Options
VIC

Basically the options if you want a slab on ground are cut and fill or Drop edge beams (see http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2013/07/drop-edge-beams/) One thing to watch out…

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bashworth
Feb 08, 2014 3:45 pm
bashworth
Cameron32
Cameron32
8 February 2014

My plans and photos of build so far

My plans and photos of build so far
WA

Standard time around 13-14 weeks, due to Christmas close down extend another 4-5 weeks.

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Cameron32
Feb 08, 2014 1:23 pm
Cameron32
Jamie88
Jamie88
7 February 2014

Works as Constructed Plan - ??

Works as Constructed Plan - ??
NSW

I had my conveyancer contact the developer and they stated that they don't have it. Rang the council and got the run around as well. Its ridiculous for the developer to…

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Jamie88
Feb 07, 2014 5:39 pm
bashworth
bashworth
7 February 2014

Sewer Access Chamber

Sewer Access Chamber
NSW

There is a picture of a cover and some general information at the following link: http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2013/03/manhole/ The cover in the photo is around 650mm…

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bashworth
Feb 07, 2014 5:29 pm
bashworth
ST-Hardy
ST-Hardy
7 February 2014

Building in Spring Farm NSW

Building in Spring Farm NSW
NSW

We signed our complete tender today and paid final deposit :z:

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ST-Hardy
Feb 07, 2014 4:19 pm
ST-Hardy
Saintjames
Saintjames
7 February 2014

Stormwater Drain Access or lack of

Stormwater Drain Access or lack of
VIC

I know this was some time ago but am currently in the same position. What was the outcome in your situation?

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Saintjames
Feb 07, 2014 3:47 pm
Sammi_O
Sammi_O
7 February 2014

Dakota 30 in Plumpton underway! :) appointments just in!

Dakota 30 in Plumpton underway! :) appointments just in!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Would love to see some more photos LW, so nice to see something a little different!!

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Sammi_O
Feb 07, 2014 1:50 pm
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
7 February 2014

carlitos14- Porter Davis Homes - Oakdale 28

carlitos14- Porter Davis Homes - Oakdale 28
VIC

Deal breaker! I would walk away from it to be honest. We had issue with the first builder we went with. We went to our colour session to be told that certain colours were…

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stayxtrue
Feb 07, 2014 1:41 pm
stayxtrue
DavidWS
DavidWS
7 February 2014

Skylight in a double storey home

Skylight in a double storey home
VIC

Just thought I should tell you about our recent experience with Velux In summary, we would not recommend Velux who were unwilling to fix the insect screen under warranty,…

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DavidWS
Feb 07, 2014 1:18 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
7 February 2014

Double Showers - How's your water pressure??

Double Showers - How's your water pressure??
WA

lol when I said that I love washing the dishes when hubby is in the shower I meant that I love to take his hot water! lol I was being…

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SaveH2O
Feb 07, 2014 10:17 am
SaveH2O
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stayxtrue
Feb 07, 2014 6:08 am
stayxtrue
craig+nattie
craig+nattie
6 February 2014

Eden Grange

Eden Grange
NSW

Hi all Its super exciting to see a page like this. I have just found out about it. My name is Natalie and my husband and I are building at Eden Grange too. Infact we had…

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craig+nattie
Feb 06, 2014 10:18 pm
craig+nattie

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