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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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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
Lenny171
Lenny171
13 January 2014

Pearl white vs off white windows..

Pearl white vs off white windows..
QLD

We picked pearl white and surfmist garage as well. We were concerned about the starkness too but we have had Primrose forever and hated them they were impossible to match…

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Lenny171
Jan 13, 2014 2:29 pm
deluxes
deluxes
13 January 2014

New Home Construction Material Toxins and Young Children

New Home Construction Material Toxins and Young Children
VIC

Indoor plants (real ones) are great for cleaning the air for this exact purpose... Whilst I dont exactly know the ins and outs of the potential damages or exactly how…

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deluxes
Jan 13, 2014 2:01 pm
deluxes
mikel03
mikel03
13 January 2014

Progress Payments

Progress Payments
VIC

Thanks, Ill have a look. We've paid the first 5% already, so hopefully the the last 15% for the slab stage will be due after.

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mikel03
Jan 13, 2014 10:42 am
belije
belije
11 January 2014

Kitchen

Kitchen
WA

Thanks, sounds like it'll be fine, I think it will be, hubby wasn't so sure, I don't think it's huge, but think it's still a good size, and you should see my WIP!!! It's a…

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belije
Jan 11, 2014 11:49 pm
bashworth
bashworth
11 January 2014

Plaster Joins Visible & Handover

Plaster Joins Visible & Handover
VIC

You are the customer! Tell them you aren't happy! If you aren't confident, and you seem to have other issues its probably worth getting an inspector to help you.

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bashworth
Jan 11, 2014 6:34 pm
bashworth
magical
magical
11 January 2014

Anyone contacted these guys ?

Anyone contacted these guys ?
NSW

Hi all, Just thought I would post an update on the people who say the are trying to create a website for home owners to use to control their build. I had my hubby contact…

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magical
Jan 11, 2014 12:06 pm
belije
belije
11 January 2014

Builders for sloping blocks in WA

Builders for sloping blocks in WA
WA

We have a sloping block, 2 mtres over the building area, were just about to sign with Dale Alcock, and they came back saying they won't build over a 1.5m slope…… so…

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belije
Jan 11, 2014 12:04 am
Speedwaychick68
Speedwaychick68
10 January 2014

Building with Gemmill in Oakford - wood look tiles

Building with Gemmill in Oakford - wood look tiles
WA
1, 2

I have been wanting get wood flooring but I do like the wood look tiles but didn't want the grout gaps between.I didn't realise they did them as a rectified too!! Oh OH…

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Speedwaychick68
Jan 10, 2014 6:42 pm
Speedwaychick68
Cameron32
Cameron32
10 January 2014

New brick and colorbond colour

New brick and colorbond colour
VIC

i was used pgh sorbetto, colour looks similar of yours..

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Cameron32
Jan 10, 2014 6:21 pm
Cameron32
daviboy
daviboy
10 January 2014

Is Building Just Too Risky?

Is Building Just Too Risky?
VIC
1, 2

I'm new to this concept too. Recently got engaged and we just bought a block of land. We could've just bought an established home, but it's never going to be EXACTLY how…

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daviboy
Jan 10, 2014 4:19 pm
Rols77
Rols77
10 January 2014

Fortitude 32 - by "M" Alamanda, Point Cook

Fortitude 32 - by "M" Alamanda, Point Cook
VIC

Hey guys Ill bumpt this thread. How did you all go with the Fortitude? My wife and I will be building the Fortitude 32 with M (Californian) next year. Would love to…

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Rols77
Jan 10, 2014 12:18 pm
nicki_p
nicki_p
10 January 2014

Dulux Stepney

Dulux Stepney
NSW

That's looks great. Your house is beautiful :) We want Stepney on the whole house tho so not sure if it will be too dark? Do you feel yours looks dark in real life?

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nicki_p
Jan 10, 2014 7:31 am
Sanna
Sanna
9 January 2014

Sbg group

Sbg group
VIC

Hi anyone building with SBG group? In Victoria

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Sanna
Jan 09, 2014 10:20 pm
mishl_123
mishl_123
9 January 2014

Classic cream OR paperbark???

Classic cream OR paperbark???
SA

That's great vladmari, ill have to keep up to date with your build for pics :)

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mishl_123
Jan 09, 2014 10:10 pm
mishl_123
pengruijun
pengruijun
9 January 2014

Defective brickwork and mortar work - advice needed.

Defective brickwork and mortar work - advice needed.
VIC

so sad. render will lose the style of your new home design.

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pengruijun
Jan 09, 2014 3:32 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
9 January 2014

Looking for Custom Home Builder - SE Suburbs Melbourne

Looking for Custom Home Builder - SE Suburbs Melbourne
VIC

Dbird who did you end up building with and why? Sent from my iPhone using

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Crazyk
Jan 09, 2014 1:10 pm
Crazyk
hachy
hachy
9 January 2014

Hickinbotham build progress - Progress update

Hickinbotham build progress - Progress update
SA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

looks wonderful joane, love the facials scott is pulling in the pics haha.

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hachy
Jan 09, 2014 11:51 am
hachy
wguillilland
wguillilland
9 January 2014

Timber or Steel Frame?

Timber or Steel Frame?

I found this article and I think it explains the pros and cons of each really well, thought I'd share - http://www.desudesignerhomes.com.au/timber-or-steel/ More than…

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wguillilland
Jan 09, 2014 9:57 am
Casa2
Casa2
8 January 2014

Brickwork Defect: Misaligned Mortar Joints - Advice Needed

Brickwork Defect: Misaligned Mortar Joints - Advice Needed
VIC

If the perpends are 20 mm that is a defect. Clear and simple. Good luck.

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Casa2
Jan 08, 2014 10:48 pm


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