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dreamhan
dreamhan
5 September 2013

Building again (NOR WA) - Choosing a builder..

Building again (NOR WA) - Choosing a builder..
WA

Still no closer to making a decision and now feeling like we have been looking at too many! N*tional have had such a great promo on and we really love one of their designs…

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dreamhan
Sep 05, 2013 12:31 pm
dreamhan

Problem solved emailed builder and we are changing the glass canopy rangehood back to a slide out rangehood with built in cupboards (stainless steel edge) It was what we…

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butterbing
Sep 05, 2013 12:28 pm
butterbing
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earthairfire
Sep 04, 2013 7:37 pm
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megz1
Sep 04, 2013 3:52 pm
Construct Australia
Construct Australia
4 September 2013

QLD/ Gold Coast builders - advice or reviews please

QLD/ Gold Coast builders - advice or reviews please
QLD

I would recommend contacting Integrity New Homes based out of Kingscliff. They read like a project builder but do mainly custom and have all designers engineers etc…

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Construct Australia
Sep 04, 2013 2:33 pm
blackenator
blackenator
4 September 2013

Recommendations

Recommendations
NSW

With a relatively small block of land like that I would have thought double storey would be better so you're not building to boundaries and able to…

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blackenator
Sep 04, 2013 12:17 pm
blackenator
ttts862
ttts862
4 September 2013

Building house on rocky land

Building house on rocky land
NSW

Thanks for the info guys, now I have some idea of what kind of buffer range I should allow for removing the rock.

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ttts862
Sep 04, 2013 11:42 am
Cameron32
Cameron32
3 September 2013

Building at Bardia

Building at Bardia
NSW

No worries, see you there

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Cameron32
Sep 03, 2013 10:24 pm
Cameron32
GillyM
GillyM
3 September 2013

BRICKS & MORTAR QUESTION.....

BRICKS & MORTAR QUESTION.....
NSW

yeah, pgh recommended off white too. We only thought of the colour matched option when we saw it on a display home. Thought it was worth having, but we're quite ok with…

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GillyM
Sep 03, 2013 8:08 pm
GillyM
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
3 September 2013

Did you upgrade internal doors?? Advice on honeycomb/solid?

Did you upgrade internal doors?? Advice on honeycomb/solid?
QLD

We upgraded all our internal doors for exactly the same reason. We wanted a quiet house, and put sound batts in all internal walls, so without changing internal doors to…

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OurLindrum52
Sep 03, 2013 6:29 pm
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LeanneR
Sep 03, 2013 6:08 pm
LeanneR
Azzachazza
Azzachazza
3 September 2013

New home price

New home price
NSW

Thanks for the quick replies :) Sorry, in my haste I forgot to mentioning i was looking to build in the Oran park/ Gregory hills area. Hoping to actually take advantage of…

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Azzachazza
Sep 03, 2013 4:04 pm
Azzachazza
R34
R34
3 September 2013

6 Star WA-Who pays

6 Star WA-Who pays
WA

Thanks for the advice everyone My block is a cottage block with rear lane access. The garage faces north so orientation is not good. With all cavities and ceilings…

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R34
Sep 03, 2013 2:36 pm
Metroid
Metroid
3 September 2013

Builder delay. What should I do?

Builder delay. What should I do?
VIC

Are you actually past the penalty day though? Even though he told you 3 weeks a number of times, that doesnt mean he has gone over the contracted agreement... So for…

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Metroid
Sep 03, 2013 2:03 pm
mdstudio
mdstudio
3 September 2013

regarding bi-fold doors and retractable screens

regarding bi-fold doors and retractable screens
VIC

I agree with FairmontSAcustom Centor screens are an excellent option for bi-fold doors, however they are not cheap and retro-fitting them leaves an undesirable result. You…

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mdstudio
Sep 03, 2013 1:21 pm
mdstudio
allydynamites
allydynamites
3 September 2013

Small builders

Small builders
VIC

my land is in mt eliza,vic :)

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allydynamites
Sep 03, 2013 11:54 am
gailyg
gailyg
3 September 2013

Boral Pearl Grey Velour Brick

Boral Pearl Grey Velour Brick
NSW

Hi All Does anyone have any pictures of Boral Pearl Grey Velour Brick? What colour mortar did you use? Thanks

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gailyg
Sep 03, 2013 10:32 am
geehaf
geehaf
2 September 2013

Can't have a Wisdom Monte Carlo....

Can't have a Wisdom Monte Carlo....
NSW

Found our dream home design, the Monte Carlo 49 from Wisdom Homes but only to be told today they won't build on the Northern Beaches in Sydney/Pittwater. Anybody any…

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geehaf
Sep 02, 2013 10:01 pm
Marisi
Marisi
2 September 2013

Anyone made a complaint with the Building commission in WA?

Anyone made a complaint with the Building commission in WA?
WA

::: Soooo after not getting very far with my builder I have emailed them a notice of intention to file complaint. I plan to send form and evidence by registered post…

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Marisi
Sep 02, 2013 8:35 pm
Marisi
Apek
Apek
2 September 2013

Screen and Room Partitions

Screen and Room Partitions
VIC

Hi, We are building with MainVue in Victoria Finalized our colors last week and were told that if you need details of any furniture/art/wallpaper you can enquire at…

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Apek
Sep 02, 2013 5:16 pm
Jellofish
Jellofish
2 September 2013

post your down-slope house builds- split level,tri-level??

post your down-slope house builds- split level,tri-level??
QLD

Plucka it seems like you are building with Steve Parcell? Is yours a custom design or do they have an off shelf plan to…

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Jellofish
Sep 02, 2013 3:06 pm
builderforlife
builderforlife
1 September 2013

Long Journey Starts Here

Long Journey Starts Here
NSW

Tinsanta, the right way will be mentioned on your neighbours title presumably and therefore ou would need to have that right of way expunged with your neighbours approval.…

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builderforlife
Sep 01, 2013 6:09 pm
builderforlife
Redstorm
Redstorm
1 September 2013

Anyone building with Dale Alcock or recently built

Anyone building with Dale Alcock or recently built
WA
1 ... 85, 86, 87

We are currently building with Dale Alcock Homes (link below in signature) it's been an interesting (and long read) of the threads here, I need to move the coffee machine closer

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Redstorm
Sep 01, 2013 9:04 am
Redstorm
Cooper05
Cooper05
1 September 2013

our simonds build @ seaford

our simonds build @ seaford
SA
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Are you still loving your house Taylor? Simonds are at the top of our list currently, so I'd love to know if you are still happy with it. Also, do you know of any other…

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Cooper05
Sep 01, 2013 12:24 am
maximus
maximus
31 August 2013

Payment schedules

Payment schedules
NSW

With your 5% deposit have you gone through all possible changes for exterior and interior, including electricals? Therefore after you sign…

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maximus
Aug 31, 2013 5:26 pm
maximus
animal
animal
31 August 2013

Electrical Cable Recall

Electrical Cable Recall
NSW

WOW indeed. Imagine having to rewire a double story house! I'm going to go out now and check my cables. Hopefully I don't see infinity anywhere!

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animal
Aug 31, 2013 4:34 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
31 August 2013

How many offers to receive before you agree something

How many offers to receive before you agree something

Yes - I try for 3 quotes. Often the dearest - if it is well above indicates they don't want the job. BUT - don't always take the lowest. Check their credentials - ask…

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Saint Mike
Aug 31, 2013 9:50 am
Saint Mike
maximus
maximus
30 August 2013

Direction for some willing newbies!

Direction for some willing newbies!
WA

To learn all the finance jargon, read some of the articles here http://www.homeloanexperts.com.au/blog. You'll also learn a lot. This rule…

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maximus
Aug 30, 2013 10:48 pm
maximus
lipgloss
lipgloss
30 August 2013

building a new house with DIXON HOMES , in brisbane

building a new house with DIXON HOMES , in brisbane
QLD

That in its self should set off alarm bells....we built with them a few years back...it was our first house n they did the job....even if it was 9 month over the scheduled…

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lipgloss
Aug 30, 2013 2:05 pm
grom40
grom40
30 August 2013

Handover - proceed with minor outstanding issues?

Handover - proceed with minor outstanding issues?
VIC

I accepted handover of my house with outstanding issues for 2 reasons; 1. The Christmas holiday break was fast approaching and I just wanted somewhere to live! 2. My…

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grom40
Aug 30, 2013 11:06 am
grom40
louisa234
louisa234
30 August 2013

Can anyone recommend a good builder in Perth NOR?

Can anyone recommend a good builder in Perth NOR?
WA

Have heard good things about Novus (or vision one for single story). Has anyone dealt with them? Would love any feedback (positive or negative).

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louisa234
Aug 30, 2013 10:18 am
balilover
balilover
29 August 2013

First home

First home
ACT

When we've had delays, our builder has sent us a letter advising of how many days of delay and the reason as per the contract, such as "Clause 5, (iv) Weather…

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balilover
Aug 29, 2013 10:34 pm
kittyranch
kittyranch
29 August 2013

Things that got discontinued between prestart and ordering

Things that got discontinued between prestart and ordering
WA

So you got a better one? I guess that is better than than your first pick but crappy.

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kittyranch
Aug 29, 2013 6:48 pm
grom40
grom40
29 August 2013

Gas stove with gas bottles v's electric

Gas stove with gas bottles v's electric
NSW

@ Forg; to clarify, in referring to the "cons" I was talking about electric cooktops alone, not induction (which, I know, technically speaking are a form of electric…

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grom40
Aug 29, 2013 3:37 pm
grom40
mpp
mpp
29 August 2013

Site costs for 1m, 2m drop etc. Big variance in builders?

Site costs for 1m, 2m drop etc. Big variance in builders?
QLD

We are in a similar stage as you , but our block has about 3metre fall over the build and total fall is around 5.5 to 6m. So we are going around with our soil report &…

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mpp
Aug 29, 2013 3:34 pm
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Ca6leguy
Aug 29, 2013 12:55 pm
joy66
joy66
29 August 2013

Principal certifying authority

Principal certifying authority
NSW

Our builder appointed the principal certifier for us. They are independent. They are the ones who issue the interim or full…

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joy66
Aug 29, 2013 11:42 am
TinaG
TinaG
29 August 2013

The New No. 9.... Building with Fowler Homes

The New No. 9.... Building with Fowler Homes
NSW
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looks great, lovely kitchen. Looks like the kids like it too!

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TinaG
Aug 29, 2013 8:56 am
gavinha
gavinha
29 August 2013

Hot water tank - installed on dirt mound - help!

Hot water tank - installed on dirt mound - help!
VIC

Thanks mate, I'll get in touch with Carlisle and see what they have to say, they have been great at addressing issues thus far.

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gavinha
Aug 29, 2013 7:48 am
builderforlife
builderforlife
28 August 2013

Help with bricks and render

Help with bricks and render
NSW

I would use paperbark, in keeping with the gutters, maybe you could select a slightly darker render colour?

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builderforlife
Aug 28, 2013 8:45 pm
builderforlife
builderforlife
builderforlife
28 August 2013

Water Proofing around the house

Water Proofing around the house
SA

It is difficult to see the problem maybe building-expert on this forum could also help. When was the brick cleaning done , beacause all the moistrure appears to be coming…

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builderforlife
Aug 28, 2013 7:57 pm
builderforlife
Rachi
Rachi
28 August 2013

(TAS) Cost to build - m2

(TAS) Cost to build - m2
TAS

We are in the early stages of building in Tas our house is approx 16 squares and all our quotes came in between 180-200 thousand our house is custom plan single story 3…

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Rachi
Aug 28, 2013 7:42 pm
hjm9123
hjm9123
28 August 2013

Council Requirements (Wind Classification)

Council Requirements (Wind Classification)
QLD

Thanks for the quick response guys, well appreciated! :)

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hjm9123
Aug 28, 2013 5:54 pm
asj25
asj25
28 August 2013

Starting our building journey in WA!

Starting our building journey in WA!
WA
1, 2

Sounds good - getting your own site survey etc done can be useful. We did that - but I got a little annoyed becuase we didnt get any money back from our builder for…

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asj25
Aug 28, 2013 5:05 pm
lmille32
lmille32
28 August 2013

Electrical switches/power points installed differ vs display

Electrical switches/power points installed differ vs display
VIC

I would get some compensation and then swap them out yourself later by going to bunnings and finding ones you actually like the look of. Basically ask for the cost of the…

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lmille32
Aug 28, 2013 9:49 am
lmille32
Baulkham Hills
Baulkham Hills
28 August 2013

PCI question on Paint/Plaster finish. Dents/gouges/blemishes

PCI question on Paint/Plaster finish. Dents/gouges/blemishes
VIC

No worries. I am sure that you are not the only one wondering about differences in paint finish. The only time that they would ever repaint a wall is if an inspector has…

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Baulkham Hills
Aug 28, 2013 9:36 am
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WPDownUnder
Aug 28, 2013 9:32 am
bashworth
bashworth
27 August 2013

New home issue/questions

New home issue/questions

Its not uncommon to be able to see some evidence of joints because of one or more of the following reasons: 1.Glanced light (see http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2012/04/gla…

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bashworth
Aug 27, 2013 8:52 pm
bashworth
Ca6leguy
Ca6leguy
27 August 2013

Between final variations and commencing building works

Between final variations and commencing building works
NSW

Our final variations was recieved 8/7/2013 Signed 12/7/2013 They claim they didn't know that it was a Council Requirement for the house to be…

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Ca6leguy
Aug 27, 2013 2:25 pm
travisaus
travisaus
27 August 2013

Custom Plans - Looking for your feedback

Custom Plans - Looking for your feedback
NSW

What is your plan for the house? How many kid/s do you have and ages? Is this a "forever" house or do you plan on moving it on after a year or three? Answers to these…

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travisaus
Aug 27, 2013 1:18 pm


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