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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 7:26 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 5:19 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 3:18 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 2:53 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 9:44 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 1:01 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 11:56 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 11:53 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 8:58 pm
monalisa
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mirz
Nov 11, 2013 8:07 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 6:57 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 4:21 pm
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Mclaren
Nov 11, 2013 2:14 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 12:13 pm
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 1:40 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 9:40 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 9:10 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 8:26 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 7:57 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 3:59 pm

Waiting for roof tiles

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butterbing
Nov 10, 2013 10:41 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 9:12 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 8:35 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
robbie55
robbie55
9 November 2013

Deposit Refund?

Deposit Refund?
QLD

I think you'll find it hard to get that money back. At least get them to present the tender even if the house is not what you're after. This can be useful for a few…

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robbie55
Nov 09, 2013 6:49 pm
robbie55

quick update. We have been chipping away at flooring. Engineered timber…

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hj84
Nov 09, 2013 2:08 pm
jaceb
jaceb
9 November 2013

Building in Woburn Park (WA)

Building in Woburn Park (WA)
WA
1, 2

Excellent news about the earthworks! That's unfortunate about the stone :/ Wasn't midnight rendezvous like a grey with black flecks? My build: viewtopic.php?t=62001

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jaceb
Nov 09, 2013 12:46 pm
jaceb
bashworth
bashworth
9 November 2013

New construction - test run stage by builder

New construction - test run stage by builder
NSW

Sometimes one tradie gets delayed. When the house gets closer to being finished it can reach the situation where one tradie needs to be finished before the next can…

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bashworth
Nov 09, 2013 11:28 am
bashworth
jibs
jibs
9 November 2013

Kazzbah's Redink build

Kazzbah's Redink build
1, 2, 3

Wow beautiful house . love your colours, just my taste. Makes me wonder if I should not have stuck to my original plan for the kitchen instead of opting for all…

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jibs
Nov 09, 2013 6:41 am
jibs
jibs
jibs
9 November 2013

1st Build 101, NOR/WA - Custom design

1st Build 101, NOR/WA - Custom design
WA

Hi :) How is your build going? Got any photos to post everyone here loves photos.

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jibs
Nov 09, 2013 6:05 am
jibs
D_rail
D_rail
9 November 2013

Doing your own siteworks - Perth

Doing your own siteworks - Perth
WA

Thanks. We're hoping to do our own drainage on top of the earth works. Certainly happy to leave the slab and footings to the builder.

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D_rail
Nov 09, 2013 1:22 am
E_Devs
E_Devs
8 November 2013

Building with Fairmont in SA - Turin

Building with Fairmont in SA - Turin
SA

Hi there, ive just caught up on your build, I'm building in woodcroft just up the road from the new development actually. Im glad u…

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E_Devs
Nov 08, 2013 11:09 pm
the cakey
the cakey
8 November 2013

Modified Fairmont Geneva (SA)- Keys!!!

Modified Fairmont Geneva (SA)- Keys!!!
SA
1 ... 20, 21, 22

It looks so good!! Whole house is looking great and it all takes time with the rest!! Can't wait to be in next door in a few weeks!! Yippeee!!!

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the cakey
Nov 08, 2013 5:57 pm
the cakey
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TinaG
Nov 08, 2013 5:00 pm
Filthyfil
Filthyfil
8 November 2013

Building our first home the Mainvue Amalfi 530

Building our first home the Mainvue Amalfi 530
VIC

Hey Filthyfil I was quoted at $97 for each cat6 data point and it sounds like its a pretty good price from what i've heard. You mean MV…

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Filthyfil
Nov 08, 2013 4:54 pm
Filthyfil
Novice8
Novice8
8 November 2013

Full Height Tiling

Full Height Tiling
WA

Thanks for all the replies. Our builder won't let us supply any materials, they said they've been experiencing too many delays because of…

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Novice8
Nov 08, 2013 3:19 pm
anp
anp
8 November 2013

Disappointment in buying a house from Homestart

Disappointment in buying a house from Homestart
WA

Hi Jesus672001 We also were going to go with Homestart... We originally signed the PPA with Homestart and then decided to go with another builder because Homestart had…

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anp
Nov 08, 2013 1:37 pm
anp
FairmontSAcustom
FairmontSAcustom
8 November 2013

How fuzzy you should be when building a house?

How fuzzy you should be when building a house?
VIC

Pick your battles is our motto. If there are things that you want then I would ask if they can be written down as a request at design stage. In general though if you want…

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FairmontSAcustom
Nov 08, 2013 10:16 am
skigirl
skigirl
7 November 2013

Anyone built with / or building with GJ Gardner?

Anyone built with / or building with GJ Gardner?
NSW

Hi, Havent found much in my search for GJ Gardner on here. I understand every franchise is different, but Id love to hear a bit more from anyone that is building / or has…

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skigirl
Nov 07, 2013 8:02 pm
tillstilly
tillstilly
7 November 2013

Suffolk Park Caversham

Suffolk Park Caversham
NSW

Hi Fmac, thanks thats super helpful, we are building the promo. I got my plans yesterday. With the bathroom I have got by benches all pushed right up to the shower so that…

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tillstilly
Nov 07, 2013 11:01 am
digitalkiwi
digitalkiwi
7 November 2013

Help - advise with buying land needed.

Help - advise with buying land needed.
VIC

Thanks for your comments, all great things to chew on!

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digitalkiwi
Nov 07, 2013 9:56 am
digitalkiwi
pongie
pongie
7 November 2013

LED downlights in a void

LED downlights in a void
WA

There are LED downlights with narrower beams (30-45 degrees) which will focus the light more and may be sufficient.

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pongie
Nov 07, 2013 9:31 am
pongie
Matt_Kirri22
Matt_Kirri22
7 November 2013

Building Wisdom Homes Destiny 22

Building Wisdom Homes Destiny 22
NSW

Hi, I'm new to the site and wondering if anyone has recently built a Destiny? How was the experience and how did you like the end result seen as there is no display? Any…

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Matt_Kirri22
Nov 07, 2013 7:35 am
Matt_Kirri22
VivianN
VivianN
6 November 2013

Anyone building in Coburg Hill?

Anyone building in Coburg Hill?
VIC

Hi Rob, I completely understand about the nervousness of the valuation part - this had me stressed for weeks before I went on holiday! Basically our valuation came in…

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VivianN
Nov 06, 2013 4:17 pm
1q2w3e4r
1q2w3e4r
6 November 2013

Built with Chateau Homes, Urban Harmony or Balmoral Homes?

Built with Chateau Homes, Urban Harmony or Balmoral Homes?

Can you give me your feedback and assessment on how you found (are finding) the process. We are currently planning on building a new house and I'd like any feedback if…

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1q2w3e4r
Nov 06, 2013 2:53 pm
zxtimmy
zxtimmy
6 November 2013

DreamStart/Building Contracts

DreamStart/Building Contracts
WA

Thanks Dawny, I've been dealing with the two people you mention, and you're spot on in saying they're helpful. They've been the shining star in the whole process thus…

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zxtimmy
Nov 06, 2013 12:19 pm
kittyranch
kittyranch
5 November 2013

How much is your House & Land?

How much is your House & Land?
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Ummmm....... land was $360k six years ago. House is about $470k. I don't know how many squares it is. It is a big one though lol. Oh in that is $17,000 for flooring…

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kittyranch
Nov 05, 2013 9:16 pm
joey1434
joey1434
5 November 2013

Anyone built with GJ Gardner Coffs Harbour recently?

Anyone built with GJ Gardner Coffs Harbour recently?
NSW

::: ::wink:: thanks khp3294, we decided on GJ. Very happy with process so far. Final contract signing this week. Hope to have a slab by Christmas. Once I work out how to put photos…

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joey1434
Nov 05, 2013 9:00 pm
nina marie
nina marie
5 November 2013

A/C ducting only in two storey build

A/C ducting only in two storey build
NSW

Are there any a/c contractors out there that could help me please?

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nina marie
Nov 05, 2013 8:26 pm
nina marie

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