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Teaswizzler
Teaswizzler
16 November 2013

Building @ The Glade Byford

Building @ The Glade Byford
WA

How do you find the quality of Ultimate Homes compares?

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Teaswizzler
Nov 16, 2013 8:28 pm
Teaswizzler
lovepub
lovepub
16 November 2013

Metricon's 'More to love LUXURY" worth the extra $50k?

Metricon's 'More to love LUXURY" worth the extra $50k?
QLD

i think that's also in the standard inclusions too. But…

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lovepub
Nov 16, 2013 2:07 pm
bans
bans
16 November 2013

Havana 3@ edmonson park Sydney

Havana 3@ edmonson park Sydney
NSW

Go on the forum and address your post to Merrynamy. You will get a reply for sure.

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bans
Nov 16, 2013 11:39 am
Babycakes
Babycakes
16 November 2013

Letterbox for a battleaxe and council land maintenance

Letterbox for a battleaxe and council land maintenance
NSW

Would the brown area be for your bins to sit on collection day or do they sit on the green section right next to the road on your…

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Babycakes
Nov 16, 2013 9:15 am
Babycakes
UpsizeTime
UpsizeTime
16 November 2013

Bathroom upgrades

Bathroom upgrades
NSW

Hi All! Upgrades what to do (Have also posted this on bathrooms but thought aloof you have been through this decision, would like to hear why you went one way or the…

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UpsizeTime
Nov 16, 2013 8:25 am
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
16 November 2013

Two Story Builds

Two Story Builds
WA

We looked at doing the two storey home thinking that we can get a smaller block and go up! We notice that the bedrooms and living areas were smaller and in the end it was…

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2-cupcakes-pls
Nov 16, 2013 8:24 am
2-cupcakes-pls
Ibby
Ibby
15 November 2013

Urgent: Please help re roof sarking and insulation

Urgent: Please help re roof sarking and insulation
ACT

ACT. We are not on the bushfire zone so its not required but I am still very annoyed that we won't have the capability to prevent the possible leakage in the future. I've…

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Ibby
Nov 15, 2013 6:20 pm
pierrenoir
pierrenoir
15 November 2013

panel and post retaining disguises

panel and post retaining disguises
WA

Hi All I am just going through the final stages of prestart before beginning to build a new house on a narrow block. We have hit a snag however with some retaining…

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pierrenoir
Nov 15, 2013 6:09 pm
Jonny Conlan
Jonny Conlan
15 November 2013

Building Inspector Recommendation

Building Inspector Recommendation

Hi...I'm building a new place in Dunsborough and wanted to engage a Building Inspector to advise me over the construction period. We live over-seas hence cannot get to…

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Jonny Conlan
Nov 15, 2013 10:18 am
Darali
Darali
14 November 2013

Where have I been hiding. Lol

Where have I been hiding. Lol
NSW

Click here: viewtopic.php?t=63095 Sent from my iPhone using

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Darali
Nov 14, 2013 4:23 pm
Darali
Bandick
Bandick
14 November 2013

A soon to be first home owner.

A soon to be first home owner.
SA

Hi - we are building with Fairmong Homes as well. This is our second time around and built with Fairmont previously. One tip - make sure you get what they call…

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Bandick
Nov 14, 2013 3:02 pm
Novice8
Novice8
14 November 2013

PCI delay

PCI delay
NSW

Thank you for your reply. My SS contacted me today to say we're still on schedule for a Dec 17 PCI, which means handover after Xmas I guess.

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Novice8
Nov 14, 2013 2:12 pm
Andy78
Andy78
14 November 2013

Volume builder vs custom builder

Volume builder vs custom builder
VIC

Hi did you decide on a builder we are in the same situation building in bacchus marsh. Trying to find a builder to do a custom design for not a ridiculous price. We were…

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Andy78
Nov 14, 2013 12:28 pm
Ibby
Ibby
13 November 2013

Scared to complain to our builders.. what to do!

Scared to complain to our builders.. what to do!
ACT

Hi guys, Our builder is pretty much stuffed up and didn't install the roof sarking until I pointed out - not happy! Anyways,they told me that they are not removing the…

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Ibby
Nov 13, 2013 9:36 pm
Dan17179
Dan17179
13 November 2013

Please HELP with render or bagging and colour choice??

Please HELP with render or bagging and colour choice??
NSW

Great thanks for your reply Samantha. I'll call in business hours :)

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Dan17179
Nov 13, 2013 8:31 pm
Lethe
Lethe
13 November 2013

Building in Baldivis

Building in Baldivis
WA

Welcome Scranney Looking forward to following your build :) ~~Lethe~~

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Lethe
Nov 13, 2013 4:20 pm
Lethe
Forg
Forg
13 November 2013

Our new home with Rawsons - never again will i build

Our new home with Rawsons - never again will i build
NSW
1, 2

Allow me to offer a good excuse to rant ... :) ... however, given that the first post was in March & it's November, aren't you pretty close to finishing and yet they've not…

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Forg
Nov 13, 2013 4:00 pm
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binan
Nov 13, 2013 11:38 am
Davelle
Davelle
13 November 2013

Cost Of Facades? (First time builder)

Cost Of Facades? (First time builder)
VIC

Definitely go look around your area and look at the recent sales etc in the same price range as you, this should show you the style of housing the market your trying to…

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Davelle
Nov 13, 2013 8:28 am
Davelle
rex777
rex777
13 November 2013

Things to do after receiving keys

Things to do after receiving keys
WA

Our order is wall painting> tiling> carpet> windows> kerb> crossover> other paving> landscaping

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rex777
Nov 13, 2013 8:03 am
rex777
powerrangers
powerrangers
13 November 2013

Changing builder?

Changing builder?
WA

We spent several months working with a builder to making significant changes to a design, signed a PPA and paid our…

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powerrangers
Nov 13, 2013 1:56 am
rukidn
rukidn
12 November 2013

Indigo homes - brisbane

Indigo homes - brisbane
QLD

Has anyone built with indigo homes in the brisbane area, if so what are your thoughts on on how your build went. Are they quality??

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rukidn
Nov 12, 2013 8:32 pm
Cameron32
Cameron32
12 November 2013

First time build - Light fitting Ideas

First time build - Light fitting Ideas
NSW

Hi guys, Currently building my first home, only Basic light fittings (batten holders) are included my…

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Cameron32
Nov 12, 2013 8:25 pm
Cameron32
tj2000
tj2000
12 November 2013

Building with Ideal Homes in Baldivis WA

Building with Ideal Homes in Baldivis WA
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Aston, Can you recommend your inspector to me? and at what stage did you bring him/her in? Do you have to request approval from Ideal Homes first to bring in an…

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tj2000
Nov 12, 2013 7:52 pm
Spatel
Spatel
12 November 2013

Williams Landing: Satellite Dish

Williams Landing: Satellite Dish
VIC

Hi ! I think installing some kind of screen would be the way to go...and yes Cedar woods ppl can really remove your dish if you don't follow guidelines. Its very clearly…

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Spatel
Nov 12, 2013 6:30 pm
Spatel
Spatel
Spatel
12 November 2013

Re: Williams Lanking - blocks next to RAAF golf course

Re: Williams Lanking - blocks next to RAAF golf course
VIC

Hi ! We bought a block in Kingswell Neighbourhood as well and as far as i know there will be no expansion into RAAF area. I don't think you need to worry about it. Have u…

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Spatel
Nov 12, 2013 6:26 pm
Spatel
1cut808
1cut808
12 November 2013

Milano 16M with Modifications

Milano 16M with Modifications
NSW

That doesn't sound like a good experience. We're building the same design but in a different location. I hope I don't have the same issues…

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1cut808
Nov 12, 2013 4:19 pm
channy60
channy60
12 November 2013

Building our Custom Ashford Home

Building our Custom Ashford Home
VIC

queenmumsey, Can you give us an update on your progress? Where are you building? Ive just signed with Ashford but wont start building till March. thank you :z:

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channy60
Nov 12, 2013 2:18 pm
B STAR
B STAR
12 November 2013

Bricks and mortar ?

Bricks and mortar ?
WA

its only a few extra dolalrs per bag of cement, and a few dollars more for white sand. cream will not look that bad.

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B STAR
Nov 12, 2013 1:53 pm
D_rail
D_rail
12 November 2013

Independent pre construction tests

Independent pre construction tests
NSW

In W.A., most builders use the same company. We saved about 800 dollars by going through a builder as they receive a significant discount on the prices we were quoted to…

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D_rail
Nov 12, 2013 8:44 am
butterbing
butterbing
12 November 2013

Aircon advice please!

Aircon advice please!
WA

We are going Actron ESP+ 17kw 3 phase unit installed by Jeff Moritz Gas and Air for $16K. Our house is 298 square meters of living using 8…

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butterbing
Nov 12, 2013 12:01 am
butterbing
fmac
fmac
11 November 2013

Mitred edge tiling ?

Mitred edge tiling ?
WA

And depending on your tiles the flat edge could be orange, we had white tiles and if they weren't mitred we would have seen orange!

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fmac
Nov 11, 2013 10:56 pm
Gaviscon Girl
Gaviscon Girl
11 November 2013

Cost of Upgrade for White Internal Woodwork & Doors?

Cost of Upgrade for White Internal Woodwork & Doors?
VIC

So... Based on replies, should I assume I'm the only doofus being asked to pay this?

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Gaviscon Girl
Nov 11, 2013 10:53 pm
Gaviscon Girl
monalisa
monalisa
11 November 2013

First time builder - Parramatta Council, NSW

First time builder - Parramatta Council, NSW
NSW

Hi all! Thanks all for sharing your experiences - we are looking to build our home, and think it is going to be an exciting journey. As this is our first, I have a few…

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monalisa
Nov 11, 2013 7:58 pm
monalisa
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mirz
Nov 11, 2013 7:07 pm
mirz
Fisher75
Fisher75
11 November 2013

Chicken or egg? Plan or quote?

Chicken or egg? Plan or quote?
NSW

Is all this 20% of the project?

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Fisher75
Nov 11, 2013 5:57 pm
J54
J54
11 November 2013

Island Bench Length/Width

Island Bench Length/Width
WA

Thanks for the replies. I just realised there is a kitchen forum so will post in there as well to see if anyone knows about laminex :)

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J54
Nov 11, 2013 3:21 pm
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Mclaren
Nov 11, 2013 1:14 pm
Mclaren
eXtremist
eXtremist
11 November 2013

Foam render any good?

Foam render any good?
QLD

Hi Konrad, Not sure if you went ahead with rendering your house using polystyrene (compressed foam) but I've been told that it cracks much more than blueboard. Foam is…

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eXtremist
Nov 11, 2013 11:13 am
ppp4411
ppp4411
11 November 2013

What is the process for house and land packages ???

What is the process for house and land packages ???
NSW

hi, got a question regarding mortgage - Say the land and house package offered from a builder, it has 2 contracts from land vendor and builder, do I have the option to…

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ppp4411
Nov 11, 2013 12:40 am
maximus
maximus
10 November 2013

After the fires - building in the Flame Zone

After the fires - building in the Flame Zone
NSW

The essential clothing to have ready includes cotton overalls, cotton shirt/t-shirt, cotton trousers, sturdy leather boots, towels, hat and gloves. Goggles are also…

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maximus
Nov 10, 2013 8:40 pm
maximus
bashworth
bashworth
10 November 2013

Completion??

Completion??
NSW

If by walk through you mean the Practical Completion Inspection (PCI) This is your big chance to get any defects sorted out. (There is some advice at this link

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bashworth
Nov 10, 2013 8:10 pm
bashworth
casabonka
casabonka
10 November 2013

Fence - Before or after Build?

Fence - Before or after Build?
NSW

Thanks for all the input guys, think I will just save the headaches and do it after hand over :)

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casabonka
Nov 10, 2013 7:26 pm
casabonka
deluxes
deluxes
10 November 2013

Metricon or Simonds Wodonga

Metricon or Simonds Wodonga
VIC

We are building with Simonds in SA and after speaking/dealing with a lot of them, and building with someone else previously - we couldn't be more thrilled with how Simonds…

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deluxes
Nov 10, 2013 6:57 pm
deluxes
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
10 November 2013

Need help with colours

Need help with colours
VIC

Aha- that's it, stackstone- couldn't remember the name when I posted :lol:

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Treeseachanger
Nov 10, 2013 2:59 pm

Waiting for roof tiles

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butterbing
Nov 10, 2013 9:41 am
butterbing
Kerith
Kerith
9 November 2013

Hidden costs - how did you get stung?

Hidden costs - how did you get stung?
NSW

For us, it was stormwater costs. We had an estimate put in our tender which ended up double that - still 'dirty' about it! My only other issue was lack of choice for some…

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Kerith
Nov 09, 2013 8:12 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
9 November 2013

Wedding or house

Wedding or house
ACT
1, 2

land, wedding and then the house followed by kids

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2-cupcakes-pls
Nov 09, 2013 7:35 pm
2-cupcakes-pls


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