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We are also facing similar issue with our block. Land we bought had about 1 meter fall with slope which is hardly noticeable. At the end of first week we went to check the…

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hash_nanay
Mar 24, 2014 9:59 pm
Forg
Forg
24 March 2014

Brick veneer verses rendered masonry

Brick veneer verses rendered masonry
QLD

In terms of what we encountered from project-home builders, in Sydney, brick veneer was cheaper out of the two. Many of them use some form of panelling for certain…

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Forg
Mar 24, 2014 5:36 pm
CountryHome
CountryHome
24 March 2014

Copies of soil test etc

Copies of soil test etc
NSW

We got copies of our soil report and contour survey before signing with our builder. We knew we had a difficult site, so we made sure we…

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CountryHome
Mar 24, 2014 11:59 am
CountryHome
deluxes
deluxes
24 March 2014

design first and find a builder later?

design first and find a builder later?
VIC

We attempted to do this... we struggled finding a design we liked in it's entirety and decided to just sketch up our own. We got something drafted up and took it to about…

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deluxes
Mar 24, 2014 11:29 am
deluxes
jenathome
jenathome
24 March 2014

House project design catalogues

House project design catalogues

Hi Ramario, There are so many options available to you. When you say you are going to build a house, do you mean that you are a builder yourself or do you mean that you…

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jenathome
Mar 24, 2014 9:42 am
jenathome
1rocky
1rocky
24 March 2014

Yay!!!! Final payment made!!!

Yay!!!! Final payment made!!!
QLD

had handover the same day as paying final payment.

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1rocky
Mar 24, 2014 6:02 am
dannislade
dannislade
23 March 2014

I thought prestart was supposed to be fun :(

I thought prestart was supposed to be fun :(
WA

i dont think you can change because of the early contracts they get you to sign. but if you have a signed document of what you get ask to take it up with management. …

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dannislade
Mar 23, 2014 10:31 pm
Phoenix7
Phoenix7
23 March 2014

Major Planning/Supervision mistakes by Clarendon !!!

Major Planning/Supervision mistakes by Clarendon !!!
NSW

Hi senal, sorry to read about this.. However it is good to know that clarendon will be trying to resolve the issue. But as a customer you shouldn't have to be chasing…

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Phoenix7
Mar 23, 2014 10:30 pm
Pikey
Pikey
23 March 2014

Custom builders.

Custom builders.
NSW

We built with them 10 yrs ago and never regretted it.

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Pikey
Mar 23, 2014 6:53 pm
tamnic08
tamnic08
23 March 2014

Building in Aveley, Dale Alcock - Contracts Hiccup

Building in Aveley, Dale Alcock - Contracts Hiccup
WA
1, 2, 3

Hi Bevnic I love your Portico. Can you please let me know what the dimensions of the portico are. Much appreciated Tammy

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tamnic08
Mar 23, 2014 6:10 pm
Jamie88
Jamie88
23 March 2014

Coral homes or hilton homes Camden region

Coral homes or hilton homes Camden region
NSW

I was close to building with Coral. One thing I did notice when getting tenders from a few other builders was that Coral significantly underquoted on site costs. But they…

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Jamie88
Mar 23, 2014 2:04 pm
wboh
wboh
23 March 2014

sound isolation between 2 units

sound isolation between 2 units
VIC

They haven't been built. We are in a building permit stage.

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wboh
Mar 23, 2014 10:12 am
ajzmjd
ajzmjd
22 March 2014

Coral homes indulgence package inclusions

Coral homes indulgence package inclusions
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi HerMacquarieBuild & Nicko198800 I'm planning on a DayDream 30 with inspiration package. I thought I'd give you some information about the Air Con. I have an estimate…

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ajzmjd
Mar 22, 2014 10:06 pm
Slightly Random
Slightly Random
22 March 2014

3 Bed Room Display Homes - Melbourne

3 Bed Room Display Homes - Melbourne
VIC

Not sure which side of Melbourne you are but we saw a couple of 3-bedroom displays at Warralily Coast between Geelong and Torquay - possibly Dennis Family Homes and Pivot.

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Slightly Random
Mar 22, 2014 8:10 pm
Slightly Random
_lucinda
_lucinda
22 March 2014

Third House on the Left - We got our keys!!!

Third House on the Left - We got our keys!!!
QLD
1, 2

::party:: Congratulations on getting your keys. Enjoy your new home--it looks lovely. ::celeb::

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_lucinda
Mar 22, 2014 12:50 pm
_lucinda
jcbissor
jcbissor
21 March 2014

Pre Pre-start help Mandurah WA

Pre Pre-start help Mandurah WA
WA

Posting to follow your build :) We are currently renting in Madora Bay, and building in lakelands. Where abouts in Madora bay are you building? European Ceramics were…

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jcbissor
Mar 21, 2014 6:48 pm
jcbissor
newby68
newby68
21 March 2014

National Homes

National Homes
WA

Wow!! $140K for your site works…… thought ours were expensive.

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newby68
Mar 21, 2014 1:00 pm
kid81
kid81
21 March 2014

choosing bricks

choosing bricks
WA

Try Selkirk Brick. Not sure if they have a distributor in WA but i am sure for the right price, they could send a load. they have a range you might be interested…

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kid81
Mar 21, 2014 7:23 am
elemist
elemist
20 March 2014

National Homes

National Homes
WA

Who was your sales rep? So far mine has been really good with getting me information, and making all the changes etc.

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elemist
Mar 20, 2014 10:59 pm
Melsie68
Melsie68
20 March 2014

One small step for most, one giant leap for us in... Mallala

One small step for most, one giant leap for us in... Mallala
SA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

I'm building in perth , with redink. We are at tile stage now . My light tiles are for my living area . We have gone dark in oue ensuite . Black on floor and off white on…

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Melsie68
Mar 20, 2014 6:18 pm
robbie55
robbie55
20 March 2014

Is it normal to pay stamp duty on land before settlement?

Is it normal to pay stamp duty on land before settlement?
NSW

In NSW you need to pay within 3 months of exchange and need to have slab down within 6 months of settlement from memory. The OSR website has the full details plus they…

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robbie55
Mar 20, 2014 1:46 pm
robbie55
Melsie68
Melsie68
19 March 2014

Our House Plan

Our House Plan
NSW

When you hear stories about what you are going through . You do sit back and think there are more important things in life for example having an argument with your…

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Melsie68
Mar 19, 2014 9:04 pm
AKB
AKB
19 March 2014

Living-up designs? Garage under?

Living-up designs? Garage under?
ACT

Not a garage underneath but these guys do living and masterbedroom upstairs with Minor bedrooms downstairs http://www.cedarhomes.com.au/display-ho ... ay-home-3/ opps…

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AKB
Mar 19, 2014 4:56 pm
AKB
joyfulbuilder
joyfulbuilder
19 March 2014

recommendation please

recommendation please
NSW

I think it depends how involved you want to be. We renovated our place with a handyman - but we did all the painting ourselves and we also did all the demolition…

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joyfulbuilder
Mar 19, 2014 11:05 am
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GillyM
Mar 19, 2014 10:59 am
GillyM
Forg
Forg
19 March 2014

Is this acceptable ?

Is this acceptable ?
NSW

Is it possible it'll be fixed such that you wouldn't know it had ever been damaged? IMHO if you can tell it's been repaired, you have cause for complaint. If they fix it…

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Forg
Mar 19, 2014 10:40 am
dcox
dcox
18 March 2014

Integrity Homes NSW

Integrity Homes NSW
NSW

Thanks for your replies guys. We did notice the tender was vague. I question everything because I think the quote was way too high & you don't know what's included &…

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dcox
Mar 18, 2014 9:23 pm
jenathome
jenathome
18 March 2014

Steel frames and wireless/mobile signal

Steel frames and wireless/mobile signal
NSW

Hi Everyone, A quick question that I don't know the answer to. Someone here surely will. There are many people building their homes with steel frames rather than timber…

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jenathome
Mar 18, 2014 12:15 pm
jenathome
jenathome
jenathome
18 March 2014

Electric water heater

Electric water heater
NSW

Hi Fisher75, I found this link that might be of use to…

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jenathome
Mar 18, 2014 11:52 am
jenathome
daniel2ya
daniel2ya
18 March 2014

My Home Building experience

My Home Building experience
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Yes its been much better under the new SS. A few very minor things but they have all been fixed pretty quick

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daniel2ya
Mar 18, 2014 7:51 am
CountryHome
CountryHome
18 March 2014

Help! brick choices

Help! brick choices
VIC
1, 2

Look at you now Emily, posting away all these pics like an old pro!! :z: :lol: If I was going brown, I'd go barwon or mocha. They seem the most warm and homely of the brown…

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CountryHome
Mar 18, 2014 6:12 am
CountryHome
sassy10
sassy10
17 March 2014

NEW BUILD - HOUSE COLOURS HELP

NEW BUILD - HOUSE COLOURS HELP
NSW

Thanks everyone, Ive been away from here for a while but have decided on Walnut roof jasper gutters dune windows,doors and garage door blackheath brick monument boards I…

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sassy10
Mar 17, 2014 2:06 pm
vxoos0
vxoos0
17 March 2014

Knockdown/rebuild - pay for electricity during build?

Knockdown/rebuild - pay for electricity during build?
NSW

It is to my disgust to learn that in Australia the builder can actually put the payment of utilities into the contract for the owner to pay. The price of building a house…

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vxoos0
Mar 17, 2014 1:52 pm
at the avenue
at the avenue
17 March 2014

anyone building with rawson / wisdom @ georges fair?

anyone building with rawson / wisdom @ georges fair?
NSW

Hi Yiptee, Did you end up going with the Huntley 31? We are planning the Huntley 30 with RH. our land has just been registered and if the final surveys come in ok we…

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at the avenue
Mar 17, 2014 1:38 pm
Forg
Forg
17 March 2014

Cost comparison colourbond Vs. Linea Flat Roof Tiles?

Cost comparison colourbond Vs. Linea Flat Roof Tiles?
QLD

If this is for a custom build, then I can't answer the question. But if it's for a project home, the answer depends on the builder. The reality seems to be that, on a…

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Forg
Mar 17, 2014 12:55 pm
vladmari
vladmari
17 March 2014

dux continuous hot wat system

dux continuous hot wat system
NSW

we will have dux system installed and it will be just outside on the wall

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vladmari
Mar 17, 2014 12:44 pm
vladmari
robbie55
robbie55
17 March 2014

Electrical layout and budget ideas

Electrical layout and budget ideas
NSW

Hi Darali - no its was really just to having the wiring in place, TBH I hadn't considered the weight so there may be a bit of fiddling around but at least all the wires…

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robbie55
Mar 17, 2014 10:46 am
robbie55
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Nicci
Mar 17, 2014 10:21 am
d@n
d@n
17 March 2014

Exterior Colour Schemes: examples

Exterior Colour Schemes: examples
WA

Best to get real life samples and test them out under different light conditions.

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d@n
Mar 17, 2014 7:30 am
IssyandOzzy
IssyandOzzy
16 March 2014

Sienna woods lot release

Sienna woods lot release
WA

Hi Iki, Im Issy and Im not building in sienna wood but Im close to you :P Were building in Springtime Estate in Haynes :) To be honest, you really want to shop around for…

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IssyandOzzy
Mar 16, 2014 9:22 pm
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
16 March 2014

Using sheets as temporary curtains

Using sheets as temporary curtains
VIC

Wish I saw this earlier! Spotlight actually have curtain rods that you extend to the length of the inside of the Window. They have rubber ends and just sit there without…

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xxkatxx
Mar 16, 2014 8:51 pm
1rocky
1rocky
16 March 2014

I'm Building but when should I sell my current home?

I'm Building but when should I sell my current home?
VIC

start decluttering and if you can move as much into storage . my house started in november 2012 i put the house on the market mid jan 2013 aand it sold in three weeks …

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1rocky
Mar 16, 2014 8:48 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
16 March 2014

Walk-in robes. Are they worth it?

Walk-in robes. Are they worth it?
NSW
1, 2

Wow that looks amazing, kind of an exotic asian influence and I love the ottoman :D

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Treeseachanger
Mar 16, 2014 7:45 pm
rlogikal
rlogikal
16 March 2014

Builder made us pay for brickwork in our portico

Builder made us pay for brickwork in our portico
WA

Our plans, to us, say brickwork to 35c in our portico, yet builder has installed hardiflex above 31C. We had to pay extra for the bricks to 35C. Builder claims the…

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rlogikal
Mar 16, 2014 10:39 am
rlogikal
mattski
mattski
16 March 2014

Park Central estate: Which Builder? Please help!

Park Central estate: Which Builder? Please help!
VIC

Hi Dakota, Which builder are you going through? We ended up going with Arden, changed the design and getting concrete as well :) Which number are you in park central? :D

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mattski
Mar 16, 2014 8:39 am

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