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BMWorld
Jul 07, 2014 10:27 pm
BMWorld
bashworth
bashworth
7 July 2014

Structural/ non structural guarantee for new house

Structural/ non structural guarantee for new house
VIC

Thanks so much for the replies. They have been really helpful. One more question before I log off - The implied warranties are for 10 years but…

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bashworth
Jul 07, 2014 5:59 pm
bashworth
zeeshanzaki
zeeshanzaki
7 July 2014

Cost of retaining wall in Full split level

Cost of retaining wall in Full split level
NSW

If the ground is stable, i.e. shale or rock, then the least cost solution is not to use a retaining wall, but batter the slope back at the…

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zeeshanzaki
Jul 07, 2014 3:01 pm
TonyJames
TonyJames
7 July 2014

Gold Coast - Building on a sloping block

Gold Coast - Building on a sloping block
QLD

Bush and Beach Homes specialize on building on sloping blocks and would be a great choice to talk to. Call Tony James on 0408 287 151

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TonyJames
Jul 07, 2014 2:35 pm
TonyJames
TonyJames
TonyJames
7 July 2014

Anyone else building in Peregian Springs, Sunshine Coast??

Anyone else building in Peregian Springs, Sunshine Coast??
QLD

Bush and Beach homes would be a great choice for the very sloping blocks at the Ridges. Call Tony James on 0408 287 151

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TonyJames
Jul 07, 2014 2:34 pm
TonyJames
TonyJames
TonyJames
7 July 2014

Building on Sloping land Sunshine Coast

Building on Sloping land Sunshine Coast
QLD

Bush and Beach homes specialize on sloping block builds. Call Tony James 0408 287 151

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TonyJames
Jul 07, 2014 2:33 pm
TonyJames
Frenchie
Frenchie
7 July 2014

Chipped edge sandstone in adelaide

Chipped edge sandstone in adelaide
SA

Hi Charlston01, Those colour combos would look great, always do:-) We're going for smooth rendered quoins in paperbark and roof in woodland grey. I'm trying to go for a…

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Frenchie
Jul 07, 2014 2:31 pm
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ktotherose
Jul 07, 2014 1:42 pm
TonyJames
TonyJames
7 July 2014

Sloping Block

Sloping Block
QLD

Hi, I'm with Bush and Beach homes. We're specialists in sloping and challenging blocks. We build from the Gold Coast up to Hervey Bay. My number is 0408 287 151. Cheers, Tony James

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TonyJames
Jul 07, 2014 12:58 pm
TonyJames
Claire87
Claire87
7 July 2014

Anyone building in Parks Edge at Casey Fields?

Anyone building in Parks Edge at Casey Fields?
VIC

For anyone interested I have started a Facebook group for parks edge residents (Parks Edge - Residents). Good way to get to know the neighbors,…

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Claire87
Jul 07, 2014 11:29 am
Sydney-build
Sydney-build
6 July 2014

Need advice with rock excavation allowance in Tender

Need advice with rock excavation allowance in Tender
NSW

Thanks for all your replies guys. Its a wait and watch game. Hopefully shouldn't be more than $3000. We will certainly ask for invoices if they say rock excavation was required

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Sydney-build
Jul 06, 2014 7:55 pm
Sydney-build
Shambini
Shambini
5 July 2014

Boundary survey

Boundary survey
SA

I'm going to speak with them next week. $600 for a boundary survey.

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Shambini
Jul 05, 2014 7:39 pm
Shambini
Melsie68
Melsie68
4 July 2014

Help: Need Wood Look laminate for kitchen benchtop, pics inc

Help: Need Wood Look laminate for kitchen benchtop, pics inc
SA

Yeh in my old house . first home had laminex for 8years .then put a granite bench top in . was very small island bench with sink and around the stove . gave measurements…

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Melsie68
Jul 04, 2014 10:50 pm
Shambini
Shambini
4 July 2014

Settle an Argument : )

Settle an Argument : )
WA

Did you tell him that no matter who technically right, the female prevails? That's what happens in my marriage anyway.....

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Shambini
Jul 04, 2014 8:18 pm
Shambini
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Ponzu
Jul 04, 2014 7:49 pm
Marcia
Marcia
4 July 2014

Negotiating price reduction for building?

Negotiating price reduction for building?
WA

+1 to Marcia You can't win them :n: One way of negotiating would be finding out price of each and everything and get the house to turnkey; just…

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Marcia
Jul 04, 2014 7:18 pm
Marcia
W+J
W+J
4 July 2014

Blackwood Park - SA - Building our home

Blackwood Park - SA - Building our home
SA
1, 2, 3

Hello everyone. I found your thread very interesting and helpful bentwagon. We are also building in the same street with Dechellis, just a year or so behind you! We have…

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W+J
Jul 04, 2014 4:07 pm
shelley ann
shelley ann
4 July 2014

Driveway cost...........

Driveway cost...........
NSW

Still looking ,the last Quote was upwards of $130 per metre................

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shelley ann
Jul 04, 2014 2:16 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
4 July 2014

Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!
QLD
1 ... 9, 10, 11

I've just stumbled across this thread and you've made me want to start everything we're doing again!! What a stunning house you've made. Well done!

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cat_dunc
Jul 04, 2014 2:08 pm
cat_dunc
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 July 2014

Cutting Into Walls

Cutting Into Walls
NSW

Yes you can cut it but you will weaken the wall. The bracing is there for a reason. If you do cut it you will have to take steps to ensure the structural integrity of the…

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Stewie D
Jul 04, 2014 8:42 am
justheart
justheart
4 July 2014

Building the "Cleo" with simonds homes

Building the "Cleo" with simonds homes
SA

Welcome! Looking forward to following your build. We are building a Simonds Homes "Prague" with modifications. Site started 10th May and are now at lock up which is…

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justheart
Jul 04, 2014 1:24 am
justheart
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
4 July 2014

sekisui

sekisui
NSW
1, 2

As for site costs, it depends what you include as 'site costs'. I think they all have different things they include under that title. In my opinion Sekisui includes a lot…

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cat_dunc
Jul 04, 2014 12:56 am
cat_dunc
NLai
NLai
3 July 2014

Requesting Advice For Building From Scratch

Requesting Advice For Building From Scratch
WA

Hi Everyone, At the moment my wife and I are a bit wary of building from the horror stories our friends have told us but it might be the only option short of renting for…

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NLai
Jul 03, 2014 11:13 pm
Frenchie
Frenchie
3 July 2014

Distinctive Homes in SA.

Distinctive Homes in SA.
SA

Hi, We are also building with Distinctive Homes, we've got our final builders interview coming up in a couple weeks. Any advice or things to remember that you could pass on?:-)

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Frenchie
Jul 03, 2014 10:23 pm
mjbigo
mjbigo
3 July 2014

First Home The Saga - Upgrade Costs, prestart in 2 weeks

First Home The Saga - Upgrade Costs, prestart in 2 weeks
WA

Hi guys, Got the final plans, signed and I will drop them off tomorrow just to save a few days on the process. To be fair with the builder I must say, they were very…

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mjbigo
Jul 03, 2014 10:18 pm
KateTodd
KateTodd
3 July 2014

Gillieston Grove - Gillieston Heights

Gillieston Grove - Gillieston Heights
NSW

That's great to hear! We are definitely going to build in the Gillieston area. I love the rural setting but being so close to everything. I work in the Newcastle CBD so…

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KateTodd
Jul 03, 2014 9:31 pm
KateTodd
Forg
Forg
3 July 2014

What does Flatform mean?

What does Flatform mean?
VIC

Ikea house? Fits in the back of a Falcon station wagon? :)

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Forg
Jul 03, 2014 1:34 pm
kdolls
kdolls
2 July 2014

Building in Suffolk Park

Building in Suffolk Park
WA

Hi there tillstilly! Im on lot 1322 (Cheyne Way). Still waitin for the build to commence.

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kdolls
Jul 02, 2014 9:58 pm
kdolls
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Ponzu
Jul 02, 2014 12:54 pm
mickandjaide
mickandjaide
2 July 2014

Anyone else in Appin Valley?

Anyone else in Appin Valley?
NSW
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Hi All, I am trying to buy land but it looks like i am too late. Should anyone want to give up their lot with $2,000 (neg) cash payout please reply to this message or…

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mickandjaide
Jul 02, 2014 12:13 pm
Shane-Kelly
Shane-Kelly
1 July 2014

State demolition

State demolition
NSW

Do you have gas at house

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Shane-Kelly
Jul 01, 2014 9:05 pm
Spong
Spong
1 July 2014

General price guide?

General price guide?
WA

@ $2000/m2 you cant really go wrong. It all comes down to how flexible you can be with the finishes

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Spong
Jul 01, 2014 8:58 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
1 July 2014

What are you doing post handover?

What are you doing post handover?
NSW

you can do splashbacks your self and save $$$ if your builder isn't doing it already do it your self. like blinds and flooring painting paving lights cupboards in l'dry if…

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2-cupcakes-pls
Jul 01, 2014 7:56 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
Ninka
Ninka
1 July 2014

Changing location of Hot water system during prestart

Changing location of Hot water system during prestart
WA

I'm pretty sure that as it's not a structural change it shouldn't have an additional cost for you. I do recommend an instantaneous gas hot water system though as it just…

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Ninka
Jul 01, 2014 4:58 pm
Ninka
LeonCh
LeonCh
1 July 2014

Newbie

Newbie
NSW

Many congratulations Debbiejo. Welcome to the forum and share with us.

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LeonCh
Jul 01, 2014 3:53 pm
sjmorris-80
sjmorris-80
1 July 2014

Bingara build with Rawsons

Bingara build with Rawsons
NSW

No haven't booked for electrical or tiles yet but thank you so much for the advise especially with Annie. As you know the design of our kitchen we don't have the full…

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sjmorris-80
Jul 01, 2014 2:38 pm
psdillon
psdillon
1 July 2014

Bafto Homes Custom Build

Bafto Homes Custom Build
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Thanks so much for that summary. I read on some earlier posts that you were out of pocket for the re-mortaring or brickwork repairs, I hope it wasn't too much $$. Thanks…

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psdillon
Jul 01, 2014 1:45 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 July 2014

Cost of building?

Cost of building?
NSW

Forget the landscaping for the moment and just look at costs per sq m to build the house. Also remove flooring coverings ( except for wet areas ) and window coverings…

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Stewie D
Jul 01, 2014 1:21 pm
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Kaylz
Jul 01, 2014 9:11 am
asha
asha
30 June 2014

Considering HomeGroup WA build

Considering HomeGroup WA build
WA

Hello Beazley77, Another HGWAer here (repeat client). Although I always shop around when it comes to choosing a builder I think we have found our fit here. Yes their…

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asha
Jun 30, 2014 11:08 pm
asha
aussiebloke
aussiebloke
30 June 2014

Henley Townhouse - Selandra Rise

Henley Townhouse - Selandra Rise
VIC

Also, does anyone know if you're allowed to get independent building inspections done on a Spec build?

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aussiebloke
Jun 30, 2014 10:42 pm
Hopesanddreams
Hopesanddreams
30 June 2014

Narrow Block Builds

Narrow Block Builds
NSW

We are also building on a 10m wide block. I have recently learnt that you can build to your boundary on one side of your block for your garage. The wall on the boundary…

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Hopesanddreams
Jun 30, 2014 9:51 pm
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Kaylz
Jun 30, 2014 6:26 pm
bashworth
bashworth
30 June 2014

New Development but no storm water. HELP!

New Development but no storm water. HELP!
VIC

&0 Years ago with big gardens and small houses it was possible to get away with some questionable storm drainage practices. When more of the block gets covered there is a…

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bashworth
Jun 30, 2014 5:06 pm
bashworth
HomebuyersCentre1
HomebuyersCentre1
30 June 2014

Homebuyers Centre WA - Aveley. First home!

Homebuyers Centre WA - Aveley. First home!
WA
1, 2, 3

Hi Katrina, I'm so glad our AOM could settle some of your concerns. Looking forward to seeing more about the final steps in the build. Have a great day! Adrienne

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HomebuyersCentre1
Jun 30, 2014 11:13 am
HomebuyersCentre1
joannek
joannek
29 June 2014

Carter Grange vs independent builder & architect?

Carter Grange vs independent builder & architect?
VIC

You'll find it has been discussed here. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=70467&p=1157928#p1157928 It depends what you were hoping to get from a custom builder? Were you after…

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joannek
Jun 29, 2014 9:15 pm
Shambini
Shambini
29 June 2014

Determining Acoustic Requirements

Determining Acoustic Requirements
NSW

Can the council or housing estate provide you with further information?

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Shambini
Jun 29, 2014 8:42 pm
Shambini
mgilla
mgilla
29 June 2014

Cracks in driveway after 4 weeks

Cracks in driveway after 4 weeks
NSW

were there any saw cuts or control joints placed in the slab. Even if there is there's no real control over cracks in the driveway.

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mgilla
Jun 29, 2014 8:31 pm

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