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deluxes
deluxes
13 May 2014

My Journey Building with Simonds - Livorno * Pic Heavy*

My Journey Building with Simonds - Livorno * Pic Heavy*
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

How exciting all these new homes coming up. deluxes: thats crap that ducted heating is not included. Cooling isnt here though but is in…

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deluxes
May 13, 2014 5:40 pm
deluxes
wfry
wfry
13 May 2014

Our Redink Build at Honeywood...LIGHTS :)

Our Redink Build at Honeywood...LIGHTS :)
WA
1 ... 10, 11, 12

I unplugged it and plugged it into the other power socket, now it works fine haha. All good.

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wfry
May 13, 2014 3:20 pm
wfry
Forg
Forg
13 May 2014

Wooden or Wood Look Double Hung Windows cost?

Wooden or Wood Look Double Hung Windows cost?
QLD

Try the Windows sub-forum (up one level and I think it's called Windows And Doors or similar). If you decide to get wood-look aluminium, make sure you have a squiz at a…

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Forg
May 13, 2014 12:31 pm
mjmelb
mjmelb
12 May 2014

Flooring in Simonds VIC

Flooring in Simonds VIC
VIC

In vic there are only about 4 or 6 in the standard range. My colour scheme is grey too. Check them out in person, they look different to the brochure/website......ours did!

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mjmelb
May 12, 2014 9:54 pm
mjmelb
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
12 May 2014

Looking for opinions on Home Group WA

Looking for opinions on Home Group WA
WA

My Time line 11 April 2013 - signed up to lock in cost of build while we sell your home. 14 April 2013 - deposit on the land 24 April 2013 - Preliminary agreement…

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2-cupcakes-pls
May 12, 2014 7:18 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
bpratt
bpratt
12 May 2014

Mould!

Mould!
NSW

The water on our windows would get so bad that it would pool on the floor & the steel windows were rusting on the inside & we had to replace them.…

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bpratt
May 12, 2014 10:21 am
snowing
snowing
11 May 2014

3D drawing from a 2D plan

3D drawing from a 2D plan
NSW

I am oversea as well. So it's a good idea to learn a few more things to make things clear. I do wait till I am back to Aus before starting the build thou. But for the…

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snowing
May 11, 2014 6:56 pm
_lucinda
_lucinda
11 May 2014

first home - fairmont homes_floor tiles

first home - fairmont homes_floor tiles
SA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

New house, new job and new pups? Whew! that's a lot. Everything looks fabulous though--floor, kitchen, laundry, vanity, stair are all superb. Well done.

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_lucinda
May 11, 2014 1:42 pm
_lucinda
trambay
trambay
10 May 2014

Our Perth Build with Dale Alcock - Photos of completion

Our Perth Build with Dale Alcock - Photos of completion
WA
1, 2, 3

that big piece of glass seems no safe for kids.... maybe need some more supports :)

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trambay
May 10, 2014 11:04 pm
hachy
hachy
10 May 2014

bricks per house???

bricks per house???
SA

thankyou for the info.

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hachy
May 10, 2014 10:57 pm
hachy
ash_nav1
ash_nav1
10 May 2014

New Home at Edmondson Park

New Home at Edmondson Park
NSW

Hi There, We are in need of your tips & advice ,very new to this section of building home ,seems a lot of headache but guess no pain no gain.Myself and hubby happened to…

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ash_nav1
May 10, 2014 10:50 pm
ash_nav1
brissyguy
brissyguy
10 May 2014

Post your experience building with Simonds home

Post your experience building with Simonds home
VIC

Forgot to mention - if you choose the doe light package (which btw is 50% markup), the baton lights that get removed/replaced can be reallocate elsewhere at no cost. We…

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brissyguy
May 10, 2014 9:38 pm
aRoba
aRoba
10 May 2014

Surf View Estate - Torquay

Surf View Estate - Torquay
VIC

We have been looking at Torquay for a while and recently purchased. There is plenty of land down here for sale! Surf view is great apart from the slopes (++site costs) and…

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aRoba
May 10, 2014 8:26 pm
aRoba
bashworth
bashworth
10 May 2014

Doing the Maths

Doing the Maths
NSW

When you say find a display home make sure you understand the difference between the basic price the builder advertises that house model and the actual upgrades that are…

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bashworth
May 10, 2014 8:25 pm
bashworth
Loanmck
Loanmck
10 May 2014

Building New House at Ambrisia Estate with Simonds

Building New House at Ambrisia Estate with Simonds
VIC

Hi Dumi I am currently building with Simonds in Brookhaven. They are so good services and very quick processes in building. If you have time, go visit their gallery to see…

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Loanmck
May 10, 2014 8:20 pm
Loanmck
EmyN
EmyN
10 May 2014

Cost of connecting electricity or gas for new built house

Cost of connecting electricity or gas for new built house
VIC

Even if there is physically electricity available I believe there are still "connection costs" for when you sign up to a particular company e.g. energex/origin etc, isn't…

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EmyN
May 10, 2014 6:28 pm
EmyN
dannislade
dannislade
10 May 2014

Leaks during construction?

Leaks during construction?
VIC

has the leak inside the house been fix, what came back in the inspection? we had a leak in our roof which caused mould as the insulation got wet and we didnt catch the…

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dannislade
May 10, 2014 5:57 pm
hills_kiwi
hills_kiwi
10 May 2014

Gas, Water heating and cooking options

Gas, Water heating and cooking options
SA

Hi all, I'm looking for information, advice, experience etc on what is the best way to set up our heating and cooking options. We are building a 5 bedroom, three living…

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hills_kiwi
May 10, 2014 11:47 am
hills_kiwi
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kiwizz
May 10, 2014 10:35 am
Tracyw
Tracyw
9 May 2014

Dale Alcock in the Perth Hills...a few more pics...

Dale Alcock in the Perth Hills...a few more pics...
WA
1 ... 30, 31, 32

Wow ... just caught up on your build - you've done a great job - so many great ideas - looooove the storage!!! :: :: Beautiful view too ::kissed::

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Tracyw
May 09, 2014 11:21 pm
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BuildingInBallarat
May 09, 2014 9:55 pm
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bpratt
May 09, 2014 9:00 pm
Pikey
Pikey
9 May 2014

Masteron free tender

Masteron free tender
NSW

The price doesn't generally change unless there has been a price rise between the expiry of the tender and your initial deposit. It will also rise if you add extras which…

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Pikey
May 09, 2014 7:34 pm
yaditya
yaditya
9 May 2014

Anyone had experience with Bell River Homes

Anyone had experience with Bell River Homes
NSW

Hi there. I know it's been almost a year since you asked, but I am currently considering to build with BRH as well. Did you decide to engage them? Could you please share…

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yaditya
May 09, 2014 5:38 pm
Kelsey78
Kelsey78
9 May 2014

Baldivis build with Dale Alcock Homes - Update

Baldivis build with Dale Alcock Homes - Update
WA
1 ... 26, 27, 28

I was just wondering how your timber flooring was holding up? we are building with DAH and considering using BJ's. :D

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Kelsey78
May 09, 2014 3:22 pm
Kelsey78
beachside
beachside
9 May 2014

Info on modular (prefab) homes Gingin Area Perth WA

Info on modular (prefab) homes Gingin Area Perth WA
WA

Thanks for that! Ive heard nothing but great reports about TR Homes so Ill definitely be looking into them - we are after something a little less traditional like double…

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beachside
May 09, 2014 3:10 pm

Hi, My AC contractor need a hole on the back side of wall to through a duct. My builder cut one for him. But builder did not use any lintel or anything else to support…

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pengruijun
May 09, 2014 11:48 am
building-expert
building-expert
9 May 2014

Building Dispute- no happy endings.

Building Dispute- no happy endings.
VIC

Yes I have the best ring side seat to the dispute theatre playing tragicomedy (there is often much comedy intertwined with tragedy) except I don't have to buy a ticket,…

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building-expert
May 09, 2014 7:47 am
building-expert
pradiprn
pradiprn
8 May 2014

First build in Alkimos

First build in Alkimos
WA

upload the plan as a picture in photobucket and then paste the link here. add the img tag available in the full editor and it will show up as a picture in the post

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pradiprn
May 08, 2014 11:41 pm
circuit78
circuit78
8 May 2014

contract special condition

contract special condition
NSW

Hi and welcome, I got contract from M and I did not get yet the layout diagram after correction. M made a lots of mistakes in the floor plan and I asked them to correct…

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circuit78
May 08, 2014 7:56 pm
cayal
cayal
8 May 2014

Builders in Kinglake

Builders in Kinglake
VIC

Hi again, I've purchased land in Kinglake and in the process of finding plans and all that fun stuff. I built with a volume builder before and found them to be nothing…

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cayal
May 08, 2014 7:38 pm
Serialbuilder
Serialbuilder
8 May 2014

RedInk, Baldivis - Moved In, finishing off - Pics

RedInk, Baldivis - Moved In, finishing off - Pics
WA
1 ... 59, 60, 61

Hi Charlie, catch up time for last few few pages. I like your built in microwave, looks great now. Good idea about the blind over front door, I always wondered how that…

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Serialbuilder
May 08, 2014 6:15 pm
Serialbuilder
bashworth
bashworth
8 May 2014

What is Development Contribution Overlay?

What is Development Contribution Overlay?
VIC

Development Contribution Overlay means that the Developer should pay a contribution for infrastructure that will be needed to support the additional properties. The…

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bashworth
May 08, 2014 3:23 pm
bashworth
whitby77
whitby77
8 May 2014

Some landscaping pics added (14/11/2010)

Some landscaping pics added (14/11/2010)
QLD
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Ok, so thought I would finally add some more photos... Dont have many (got them off my iphone so excuse the quality), I might get a few more…

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whitby77
May 08, 2014 3:00 pm
snowing
snowing
8 May 2014

Windows and door height not aligned - advice needed

Windows and door height not aligned - advice needed
VIC

That's good to hear. At least they will have that changed for you. $800 to pay is better than years of regret. :)

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snowing
May 08, 2014 5:48 am
Rudy
Rudy
7 May 2014

Alternative to charged system moving rainwater to street??

Alternative to charged system moving rainwater to street??
VIC
1, 2

Wow, we have a conclusion. The builder advised we will not need any water tanks ::celeb:: and the system will be included in the standard build fees. I understand 100mm…

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Rudy
May 07, 2014 10:05 pm
Rudy
pnkt
pnkt
7 May 2014

External house colours

External house colours
VIC

I understand where you are coming from. I've seen some ugly render and want to make sure we get it right but don't want to spend too much time on it either otherwise it…

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pnkt
May 07, 2014 4:12 pm
TamZlat
TamZlat
7 May 2014

build house with henley at williams landing

build house with henley at williams landing
VIC
1, 2

Thanks guys I will go over my contracts tonight from when we purchased the land and have a proper read :)

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TamZlat
May 07, 2014 3:09 pm
TamZlat
MR2
MR2
7 May 2014

metricon vs wisdom

metricon vs wisdom
NSW

I agree with the quality from Wisdom, Wisdom do have some communication/time issues, Metricon have a damn good name too though... why don't you contact a Wisdom rep and…

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MR2
May 07, 2014 2:12 pm
MR2
mtz08
mtz08
7 May 2014

Buying 1st house in Melbourne under 500k !!

Buying 1st house in Melbourne under 500k !!
VIC

I guess, if you want to buy older house in fully developed area, you could get away with 2 or 3 small bedrooms unit in the eastern suburb. My friend bought a 2 bedroom…

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mtz08
May 07, 2014 2:01 pm
navs
navs
7 May 2014

New Home Build - Dale Alcock

New Home Build - Dale Alcock
WA

I think our PCI has been delayed from when our ss said it would be because we told her we were getting a private building inspector in, despite her reassuring us of Dale's…

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navs
May 07, 2014 1:37 pm
Jpl89
Jpl89
7 May 2014

Building process - tender acceptance

Building process - tender acceptance
NSW

Ive lodged a complaint with fair trading and hopefully they will refund our $5000 as no where on any documentations they have provided us does it say payment non-refundable

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Jpl89
May 07, 2014 11:50 am
Baulkham Hills
Baulkham Hills
7 May 2014

Bad bricks and Brickmanship or am I just being picky?

Bad bricks and Brickmanship or am I just being picky?

Actually if its not the whole wall that is being contested, but only a handful of bricks, then the bricks can be removed (without having to knock down the whole wall). …

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Baulkham Hills
May 07, 2014 11:15 am
sragha
sragha
7 May 2014

Cost of downlight installation after handover

Cost of downlight installation after handover
VIC

From the junction box the sparky will be able to connect your new down lights however the sparky will need to install the switches or dimmer controls to manage you down…

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sragha
May 07, 2014 11:11 am
NathanBoxa
NathanBoxa
7 May 2014

Builder not committing on inspector!

Builder not committing on inspector!
WA

I think i understand what your saying, you want to use an inspector of your choice? I think its bit late now, contracts signed. The inspectors, there chosen by the…

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NathanBoxa
May 07, 2014 12:44 am
NathanBoxa
AshShep
AshShep
6 May 2014

Celebrations Build.

Celebrations Build.
WA

Hey daturainoxia For us the cost we have to get prepare for are after handover. Paving, landscaping, painting, window treatments and soak wells. Things like is your…

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AshShep
May 06, 2014 11:19 pm
AshShep
AshShep
6 May 2014

Choosing a builder in Perth?

Choosing a builder in Perth?
WA

Hey banksiadream I too am building in Banksia Grove. Yay. As everyone has said a lot depends on your site manager. My mom and brother built with the same company. …

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AshShep
May 06, 2014 10:05 pm

Time Frames?

Time Frames?
WA

From someone who has one of the worlds slowest builds it is definitely possible but you can only hope that's a worst case. On the upside, atleast they've been honest…

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tasha_is_clueless
May 06, 2014 5:26 pm
mikoyan
mikoyan
6 May 2014

House design where ALL the bedrooms are together - Melbourne

House design where ALL the bedrooms are together - Melbourne
VIC

Oh I looooove the Seville. To me it's the PERFECT design, just way out of budget.

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mikoyan
May 06, 2014 3:51 pm
Upperwestside
Upperwestside
6 May 2014

Our Build - Perth NOR - Glass in, approaching lock-up

Our Build - Perth NOR - Glass in, approaching lock-up
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

So are you still happy with R&C now that your build is closer to being finished?

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Upperwestside
May 06, 2014 3:08 pm


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