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Carmen1828
Carmen1828
20 January 2014

First Home Builder, Northern Suburbs SA

First Home Builder, Northern Suburbs SA
SA
1, 2, 3

Hi kylie How did you meetings go? We are building for the same reason. Seemed much cheaper although we don't get the first home owners grant but we did get the builders…

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Carmen1828
Jan 20, 2014 10:35 am
MR2
MR2
20 January 2014

Conduit sizes?

Conduit sizes?
WA

When i done my house i just drilled holes in the noggins and top plate, no conduit. In the future i only have to cut hole in plaster and drop cable…

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MR2
Jan 20, 2014 8:40 am
MR2
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
20 January 2014

Who else is building out at Yarrabilba

Who else is building out at Yarrabilba
QLD

Where is Y .... :) So many places. I hear a name and then find out its only down the track a ways ... :)

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Saint Mike
Jan 20, 2014 8:10 am
Saint Mike
lordchicken
lordchicken
19 January 2014

Anyone built with 'my complete package'??

Anyone built with 'my complete package'??
VIC

Hi Has anyone built with 'my complete package'??? We are building with them in woodlands edge in wallan and are curious about others…

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lordchicken
Jan 19, 2014 8:16 pm
Munchy
Munchy
19 January 2014

Munchy's Build with Redink - Landscaping Begins

Munchy's Build with Redink - Landscaping Begins
WA
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Hi, Our lock up was 20/6 and handover on 10/9. So that sounds about right. I would have liked to change the dimensions of the theater to make it better suited to install…

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Munchy
Jan 19, 2014 8:06 pm
Munchy
archetto
archetto
19 January 2014

What parts of a build can you do yourself?

What parts of a build can you do yourself?
WA

The builder we are looking at don't include internal painting in their package so i'd say that would mean you can do it yourself? Actually quite a few don't include it,…

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archetto
Jan 19, 2014 7:42 pm
archetto
Crazyk
Crazyk
19 January 2014

stacker door frames

stacker door frames
VIC

It's the principle. Thieving pr*cks Sent from my iPhone using

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Crazyk
Jan 19, 2014 4:02 pm
Crazyk
ECOECO
ECOECO
19 January 2014

Maximum margin that a builder can take over RRP

Maximum margin that a builder can take over RRP
VIC

Pretty sure it is 20% margin allowed on extras. Remember that is margin, and margin is the proportion of the price they sell to you, so that is 25% ON retail, and then it…

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ECOECO
Jan 19, 2014 8:03 am
ECOECO
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bluesteel
Jan 19, 2014 12:39 am
bluesteel
trambay
trambay
18 January 2014

Building my first Home at Encore, Plumpton

Building my first Home at Encore, Plumpton
VIC

Which cornell are you building? I'm building 1900 with no change to their design, hope will see your updates later.

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trambay
Jan 18, 2014 7:20 pm
Jays
Jays
18 January 2014

BAL (bushfire attack level)

BAL (bushfire attack level)
NSW

Don't forget it's generally not wasted money. It should fund elements that help fire resistance which is a good investment

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Jays
Jan 18, 2014 1:33 am
Shane-Kelly
Shane-Kelly
17 January 2014

Demolishers Recommended

Demolishers Recommended
VIC

What ever you do don't use state demolition to knock down your asbestos house, when they did mine they used my site to dump over 100 ton of…

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Shane-Kelly
Jan 17, 2014 10:30 pm
Bek21w
Bek21w
17 January 2014

Our KDR with Metricon Homes in Sydney

Our KDR with Metricon Homes in Sydney
NSW

Looking forward to reading more about your building journey! All the best.

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Bek21w
Jan 17, 2014 9:51 pm
fievel
fievel
17 January 2014

Elderton Homes

Elderton Homes
NSW

And I'll explain all the details in due time to make things clear. Im not an unreasonable individual.

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fievel
Jan 17, 2014 3:45 pm
fievel
KateRG88
KateRG88
17 January 2014

Carlisle Homes - Addison First Home Builders/Buyers

Carlisle Homes - Addison First Home Builders/Buyers
VIC

We had a fairly good idea with colours, as for other things like bricks, basins, handles etc. we knew from colour browse. Was just the…

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KateRG88
Jan 17, 2014 2:41 pm
KateRG88
Mandy67
Mandy67
17 January 2014

too long

too long
WA

Hi Taylors-Sarah, How is your house coming along?

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Mandy67
Jan 17, 2014 1:23 pm
Liliana
Liliana
17 January 2014

Had anyone had trouble asking their builder about scheduling

Had anyone had trouble asking their builder about scheduling
WA

It isn't much help but our builder admitted he didn't like to put a time frame on anything in case something went wrong. I didn't blame him but, on the other hand, he was…

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Liliana
Jan 17, 2014 1:06 pm
Burnsfirsttime
Burnsfirsttime
17 January 2014

3 Tone Kitchen... Opinions please ***PIC ADDED***

3 Tone Kitchen... Opinions please ***PIC ADDED***
WA

Thanks :) I wasn't sure about the Moleskin or White... I think you've all convinced me that white will be better :) Your opinions have helped sort this out a bit in my head

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Burnsfirsttime
Jan 17, 2014 12:02 pm
Burnsfirsttime
carak777
carak777
17 January 2014

kurmond homes

kurmond homes
NSW

Akaadi, check this thread out http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=64411

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carak777
Jan 17, 2014 8:15 am
carak777
bpratt
bpratt
16 January 2014

Telephone - What is a Telstra Ticket of Work number?

Telephone - What is a Telstra Ticket of Work number?
WA

Let us know when you find out, as I'm about to go through this same procedure for our new build, so will be handy to know for future reference. In fact I'm about to order…

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bpratt
Jan 16, 2014 8:49 pm
Nicko198800
Nicko198800
16 January 2014

Coral Homes costs???

Coral Homes costs???
QLD

Yes I agree Julia is fantastic and also convinced us to go with the standard facade. Considering you can get a whole house rendered for 6-7k the facades are very…

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Nicko198800
Jan 16, 2014 7:49 pm
JoceandMark_321
JoceandMark_321
16 January 2014

Building in Heron Park - ALH

Building in Heron Park - ALH
WA

Ardie514, we are going to drive there to see if much has happened since Christmas! Yeah our block is very tiny but it's just the two of us and just a step in the door.…

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JoceandMark_321
Jan 16, 2014 6:19 pm
KP-HP
KP-HP
16 January 2014

Can we walk away after signing preliminary works contract

Can we walk away after signing preliminary works contract
WA

Check your documentation thoroughly. Our tender document very clearly says builder has a right to charge for work done to date (re before building starts). We're a bit…

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KP-HP
Jan 16, 2014 6:04 pm
KP-HP
KP-HP
KP-HP
16 January 2014

Disputing a "marine environment" classification

Disputing a "marine environment" classification
NSW

I wonder if anyone else has come across this? We are at tender stage and the (project) builder's engineer has furnished the world's briefest report stating that we are in…

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KP-HP
Jan 16, 2014 5:34 pm
KP-HP
seaview15
seaview15
16 January 2014

home design with loft

home design with loft
QLD

Thank you I will check them out!

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seaview15
Jan 16, 2014 4:56 pm
meowsy
meowsy
16 January 2014

I'm confused about how construction loans work.

I'm confused about how construction loans work.
QLD

You will probably find the bank's valuation is much less than the total cost of the build. We ended up having to find some extra money for variations that were done after…

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meowsy
Jan 16, 2014 4:16 pm
meowsy
kenny_geee
kenny_geee
16 January 2014

First home build with MainVue - Amalfi 532

First home build with MainVue - Amalfi 532
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Thanks CW.. Sorry for posting it in here, for some reason I thought this was the general mainvue thread. Will repost there.

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kenny_geee
Jan 16, 2014 11:52 am
Mclaren
Mclaren
16 January 2014

PCI

PCI
WA

Thanks everyone for your comments. The builder is rectifying almost everything, that's after quoting Section 7 of the builders Act. As items were…

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Mclaren
Jan 16, 2014 9:38 am
Mclaren
PEARZ
PEARZ
15 January 2014

carlisle homes do fixed site costs?

carlisle homes do fixed site costs?
VIC

Yes they do! They offered me a fixed site cost but we dodnt end up going with them cause with their estimated costs we were already over budget!

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PEARZ
Jan 15, 2014 11:14 pm
PEARZ
Jays
Jays
15 January 2014

Build in Bedfordale - Where to get Shed Quotes From

Build in Bedfordale - Where to get Shed Quotes From
WA

Cheers, I'll look into VIP. I'll probably do the same as plenty of time to build it, once the slab goes down, as we wait for the house to be built.

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Jays
Jan 15, 2014 11:06 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
15 January 2014

Bought a block in SA-I'm back, moved in pics! Build from p14

Bought a block in SA-I'm back, moved in pics! Build from p14
SA
1 ... 27, 28, 29

Hi DCT, Just read your whole thread. Love your design and your house. We are in the process of designing our house - also a long thin house and looking at ADH for…

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bluesteel
Jan 15, 2014 11:03 pm
bluesteel
Sanna
Sanna
15 January 2014

Anyone building with SBG Group??

Anyone building with SBG Group??
VIC

Hi anyone building with SBG group in the cloverlea estate , or just building in Cloverlea estate Chirnside park??

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Sanna
Jan 15, 2014 10:46 pm
mirz
mirz
15 January 2014

Dirty kitchen in garage

Dirty kitchen in garage
VIC
1, 2

Thanks Matt, this will help us in…

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mirz
Jan 15, 2014 9:47 pm
mirz
d@n
d@n
15 January 2014

Choosing Colours

Choosing Colours
WA

I think a lot depends on the design of your facade. As for the fading, according to Bluescope steel... "Dark colours are inherently prone to more noticeable…

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d@n
Jan 15, 2014 9:33 pm
tim_k
tim_k
15 January 2014

Help! Difficult corner block design assistance

Help! Difficult corner block design assistance
WA

A basic guide to overlooking in wa: The following are the distances from windows/balconies required to the neighbouring property. balconies 7.5m living areas 6.0m study…

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tim_k
Jan 15, 2014 5:56 pm
HansensintheHills
HansensintheHills
15 January 2014

Cost of stepping down bathrooms/laundry to match floor lvel

Cost of stepping down bathrooms/laundry to match floor lvel
NSW
1, 2

When they pour the slab, I thought they made the shower recess done then.... our's is going down 50mm to get the flat floors in to the…

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HansensintheHills
Jan 15, 2014 5:03 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
15 January 2014

Wet areas screeding for tiles - New build Perth

Wet areas screeding for tiles - New build Perth
WA

Ours was like that at slab stage also. Tiler still screeds with a fall for drainage. Our showers are hobless with about 2cm set down. Only problem with this method is our…

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bluesteel
Jan 15, 2014 4:54 pm
bluesteel
amandaglossop
amandaglossop
15 January 2014

Building with Aussie Living Homes

Building with Aussie Living Homes
WA

I am in the middle of trying to cancel a building contract with aussie living. they have been a nightmare to deal with and ten months in construction has not even begun. I…

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amandaglossop
Jan 15, 2014 3:46 pm
Tetam
Tetam
15 January 2014

Clarendon Fairmont 34

Clarendon Fairmont 34
NSW

Hi lizwig, we are about to start building with Clarendon & have found them quite flexible with their floorplans so you should be able to move the stove to the wall quite…

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Tetam
Jan 15, 2014 3:01 pm
Carmen1828
Carmen1828
15 January 2014

First Build - Largs North - statesman, help appreciated :-)

First Build - Largs North - statesman, help appreciated :-)
SA

We are building a modified version of the Grand with Fairmont. Had one of our selections appointments last week. Hoping we made some good choices! I like the sound of…

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Carmen1828
Jan 15, 2014 12:49 pm

Pipes are installed underslab, pods and reo done, ready to pour today or tomorrow.…

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HeathWilD
Jan 15, 2014 12:46 pm
HeathWilD
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
14 January 2014

Bank Valuation Issue

Bank Valuation Issue
VIC
1, 2

I was told that when you are buying a block of land or a land and building contract that they can only value to your contract value, they won't go higher, however once it…

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stayxtrue
Jan 14, 2014 8:23 pm
stayxtrue
Marisi
Marisi
14 January 2014

Sewerage installation on 5 acres

Sewerage installation on 5 acres
WA

Am building on five acres and have been told by company doing our sewerage that it needs to be installed before the rain comes to Perth again (2013 - wettest September in…

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Marisi
Jan 14, 2014 5:39 pm
Marisi
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
14 January 2014

Roofing suggestion

Roofing suggestion
WA

Looks awful - and what is that awful looking down pipe ? You can approach BSA - not sure where you are - and seek help. Surely they can do better than this. I'm no…

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Saint Mike
Jan 14, 2014 5:07 pm
Saint Mike
batey_1020
batey_1020
14 January 2014

Solar Passive Design Help in cool climate

Solar Passive Design Help in cool climate
NSW

Bashworth, Thanks again for the input. Came to the same statement you made after doing research over the weekend. Finding it all very interesting. Jazzy Jess, Its amazing…

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batey_1020
Jan 14, 2014 11:38 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
14 January 2014

Pre-Finished solid timber V's un-Finsished solid timber

Pre-Finished solid timber V's un-Finsished solid timber
NSW

Engineered flooring is different than solid. Engineered is comprised of generally a 4mm veneer layer glued to several layers of construction ply. If it's solid floor…

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Crazyk
Jan 14, 2014 6:33 am
Crazyk
mb21
mb21
13 January 2014

Boral velour Volcanic brick

Boral velour Volcanic brick
NSW

Hi all We are hoping that someone has built a house using the Boral velour Volcanic brick and can either let us know what other colours they used for the facade or better…

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403
mb21
Jan 13, 2014 10:37 pm
Onewheel
Onewheel
13 January 2014

Building the Majestic 40 - now another pool problem :( :(

Building the Majestic 40 - now another pool problem :( :(
NSW
1 ... 33, 34, 35

No, no news on the pool front. The pool builder promised to finish off things before Xmas, but as per usual, this didn't happen, so another email sent to them asking what…

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Onewheel
Jan 13, 2014 6:22 pm


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