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fmac
fmac
25 July 2013

Please share fencing cost - Colourbond 1.8m Perth

Please share fencing cost - Colourbond 1.8m Perth
WA

I'd be interested. Our best quote was $75/m including drilling into retaining...

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fmac
Jul 25, 2013 10:02 pm
daniedean
daniedean
25 July 2013

Resolve Finance

Resolve Finance
VIC

We are looking into the $3000 deposit with homebuyers center through resolve finance and were wondering if anyone could give us a rundown of how it works? Google isn't…

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daniedean
Jul 25, 2013 6:32 pm
maximus
maximus
25 July 2013

Waffle pod slabs

Waffle pod slabs
VIC

Hi just wanted some info on these slabs. They concern me a bit but hey I'm no engineer. I can see how the foam won't break down or could even be…

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maximus
Jul 25, 2013 6:09 pm
maximus
CrazyEagle
CrazyEagle
25 July 2013

CrazyEagle's Lightsview Build - 1 week until completion!

CrazyEagle's Lightsview Build - 1 week until completion!
SA
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Hey Juski, sorry I didn't see this message! It's been fairly good so far but taking a while to really settling in due to a busy time at work, uni exams, going overseas…

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CrazyEagle
Jul 25, 2013 5:42 pm
CrazyEagle
mpp
mpp
25 July 2013

Site costs for 1.5m - 2m fall

Site costs for 1.5m - 2m fall
VIC

We are looking at a block of land which has about 3.7m fall , I am budgeting around 50k for site costs.Have a meeting with the builder on Saturday. Does anyone has any…

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mpp
Jul 25, 2013 1:00 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
25 July 2013

Building with Rendition

Building with Rendition
SA
1, 2

....Rendition have 2 new houses just opened in Seaford. They are basic and the Family home…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Jul 25, 2013 12:27 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
Michael Dalgleish
Michael Dalgleish
25 July 2013

House building designer / architect recommendations

House building designer / architect recommendations
VIC

Hi Dejainc, I don’t know anything about RTF or MHA but I believe the following is a must when starting to build your new home: 1. Design in 3D, it gives you a great…

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Michael Dalgleish
Jul 25, 2013 12:26 pm
captainb
captainb
25 July 2013

Site works - how wet is too wet?

Site works - how wet is too wet?
VIC

Thanks Avalanche, guess we'll just have to wait for it to dry out, the builder has said the main problem at the moment is its too wet to get a digger in to do the drains,…

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captainb
Jul 25, 2013 10:18 am
cinder
cinder
25 July 2013

1.6m fall. split-level or cut-and-fill? Help me!

1.6m fall. split-level or cut-and-fill? Help me!
ACT

Also, and sorry if this was mentioned but I couldn't see it - do you have any views? It may be worth building the house up if so as to get the most out of the view. If not…

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cinder
Jul 25, 2013 9:59 am
cinder
daveinthehills
daveinthehills
25 July 2013

Help with Master Bed Layout

Help with Master Bed Layout
WA

hello ;) its a Ross North house, the photos are of the display in alkimos which is called "The Alkimos". The plan I posted is "The Shorehaven"…

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daveinthehills
Jul 25, 2013 8:01 am
serapis
serapis
25 July 2013

experiences with insullinving, bondor?

experiences with insullinving, bondor?
QLD

found the company Australian Modular Homes PTY ltd. working with insulliving / bondor material, anyone here can give me advise in regards to Bondor /…

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serapis
Jul 25, 2013 7:55 am
kittyranch
kittyranch
25 July 2013

Anyone Building in Honeywood Estate, Wandi WA?

Anyone Building in Honeywood Estate, Wandi WA?
WA

Not building in Honeywood but our home is displayed there :) We are building the Switch Homes Wandi display with a few bits added on. The area is lovely.

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kittyranch
Jul 25, 2013 12:54 am
kittyranch
kittyranch
25 July 2013

Alarm Systems - Perth

Alarm Systems - Perth
WA

RAC have done our two businesses and our current home. We are planning on having them do the new one as we have been really happy with each system. They did a great job…

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kittyranch
Jul 25, 2013 12:50 am
mirz
mirz
24 July 2013

Building the Rowland with Porter Davis

Building the Rowland with Porter Davis
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

After reading thread from start to end, i'm in total shock. How excited Zinner was in start and what this build has done to his dreams. Building house seems like a…

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mirz
Jul 24, 2013 8:13 pm
mirz
rex777
rex777
24 July 2013

Timeframe after pre-start?

Timeframe after pre-start?
WA

Thanks katt. I like seeing timelines like yours. Nice detailed ones. Our redink build 17/11/12 Prelim Agreement 18/2/13 Prestart 9/5/13 Siteworks 21/5/13 Slab 22/7/13…

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rex777
Jul 24, 2013 6:01 pm
rex777
animal
animal
24 July 2013

Best and Cheapest Driveway concreter

Best and Cheapest Driveway concreter
NSW

Quality Speed Price Choose two out of three that matter the most, you aren't going to get all three. I'd just look for someone that has been in business for a lot of…

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animal
Jul 24, 2013 5:05 pm
TinaG
TinaG
24 July 2013

Tas & Sim's Home (WA; 6171)

Tas & Sim's Home (WA; 6171)
WA
1, 2, 3

looks lovely, I really like your colour choices

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TinaG
Jul 24, 2013 3:49 pm
Metroid
Metroid
24 July 2013

Concrete Apron on Angled Slope

Concrete Apron on Angled Slope
VIC

Can you throw up your siteplan? May be easier to put all the pieces together!

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Metroid
Jul 24, 2013 2:45 pm
NewToHomeBuilder
NewToHomeBuilder
24 July 2013

Excess soil removal Adelaide Hills - Statesman/Hickinbotham

Excess soil removal Adelaide Hills - Statesman/Hickinbotham
SA

Hi, I had the same experience where I cancelled a contract with Statesman because of higher costs every time and then in the end much over allowance for both footing and…

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NewToHomeBuilder
Jul 24, 2013 1:27 pm
NewToHomeBuilder
nickvee
nickvee
24 July 2013

Show me your bricks and facades

Show me your bricks and facades
VIC

Check out page 8 of my thread about half way done is our picture of our facade/bricks :)

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nickvee
Jul 24, 2013 1:11 pm
nickvee
Chris Ladd
Chris Ladd
24 July 2013

Entrance door frames

Entrance door frames
VIC

HI Melbbuild In my experience the window company will supply the door frames with the windows. This is the best option as the frames will then match the profile / style…

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Chris Ladd
Jul 24, 2013 12:55 pm
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hocm
Jul 24, 2013 10:59 am
jatin120
jatin120
23 July 2013

Porter Davis or Carlisle Homes - Melbourne

Porter Davis or Carlisle Homes - Melbourne
VIC
1, 2

i had a quote from both of them.Pd is costly but happy to do some change with charge while carlise have a better promotion at the moment but saying no to increase width…

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jatin120
Jul 23, 2013 10:51 pm
Team Metricon
Team Metricon
23 July 2013

Recommendations for well priced builders

Recommendations for well priced builders
SA

Hello to the Metricon contributor, Can I ask if you do any 5 bedroom designs? I have searched your site and not found any but it's an option…

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Team Metricon
Jul 23, 2013 9:34 pm
Team Metricon
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
23 July 2013

love thy neighbor - parapet wall

love thy neighbor - parapet wall
WA

Does your council have any solar access rules? I don't know if it makes a whole lotta difference though if you've built so close to the north boundary. :(

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JazzyJess
Jul 23, 2013 9:32 pm
Team Metricon
Team Metricon
23 July 2013

Trying to see a Metricon Denver 43

Trying to see a Metricon Denver 43
VIC

Hi We are planning to build a Denver 43 and would really appreciate anyone generous enough to show us theirs, as Metricon dosen't have one on…

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Team Metricon
Jul 23, 2013 9:13 pm
Team Metricon
fmac
fmac
23 July 2013

First time builder in Burns Beach

First time builder in Burns Beach
WA

Looks good, have commented on ensuite layout. I'm sure there is a reason for having the multiple doors into the bathroom but how practical would it actually be in terms…

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fmac
Jul 23, 2013 8:01 pm
mirz
mirz
23 July 2013

Highlands Estate Craigieburn

Highlands Estate Craigieburn
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Its good to be part of highland community. Our block will be titled next month (hopefully).

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mirz
Jul 23, 2013 4:58 pm
mirz
Building in the G
Building in the G
23 July 2013

Telstra phone connection

Telstra phone connection
WA

I have just rung iinet and realized we can get them to connect it for us (they organize for someone from Telstra to go out and do it). We just assumed that Telstra had to…

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Building in the G
Jul 23, 2013 4:48 pm
Di Nosaur
Di Nosaur
22 July 2013

Perth Builders

Perth Builders
WA

I have Pmed you with my recommendation as to who NOT to build with :'(

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Di Nosaur
Jul 22, 2013 7:58 pm
Alexyeo
Alexyeo
22 July 2013

Incorrect elevation render used!

Incorrect elevation render used!
WA

My builder has applied the incorrect colour render to my house. They have said they will paint over it with new texture and that it will be fine, but I am concerned about…

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Alexyeo
Jul 22, 2013 7:45 pm
kristofw
kristofw
22 July 2013

Climbing a Tall Mountain

Climbing a Tall Mountain
WA

Hi Chris, I know this is a really old post, I am just hoping you are still part of this forum and you can tell me if you are happy with your…

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kristofw
Jul 22, 2013 11:19 am
kristofw
Building Newbie
Building Newbie
22 July 2013

Building Timeframe

Building Timeframe
QLD

I am in country Vic :) I have everything crossed we will be in this week as I cannot wait. The builders said that for every 30 houses there is generally one that goes up…

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Building Newbie
Jul 22, 2013 10:31 am
serapis
serapis
22 July 2013

any experiences with Eco cottages or budgetqualityhomes?

any experiences with Eco cottages or budgetqualityhomes?
QLD

what I found out so far is removable homes are NOT an opition, additional bond of 50.000 required plus massive paperwork owner builder - can become a nightmare and for…

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serapis
Jul 22, 2013 8:52 am
doons
doons
21 July 2013

Grey Feature Wall In Master bedroom

Grey Feature Wall In Master bedroom

I am painting my master bedroom in solver kitty grey...a light soft grey and would like to paint a feature wall in a darker grey. Can anyone recommend a grey paint that…

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doons
Jul 21, 2013 9:29 pm
building-expert
building-expert
21 July 2013

solution for macleay island?

solution for macleay island?
QLD

Try expanda cabin on ebay 2 bed fold out container for $30K, I am looking into it as caretakers cottage for Tas

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building-expert
Jul 21, 2013 7:22 pm
building-expert
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bashworth
Jul 21, 2013 5:41 pm
bashworth
serapis
serapis
21 July 2013

experiences with the company "Australian Modular Homes"?

experiences with the company "Australian Modular Homes"?
QLD

intend to build on a block of land on macleay island - thinking of the company "Australian Modular Homes" does anyone know about this company or has personal…

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serapis
Jul 21, 2013 4:14 pm
belle10
belle10
20 July 2013

Dark Bricks with a Light Coloured Roof

Dark Bricks with a Light Coloured Roof
VIC

Hi sal032 We are currently building a house with boral mocha bricks, dune colorbond roof and dune windows. Bricking only started this week happy to show you a photo now…

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belle10
Jul 20, 2013 8:47 am
strawberryjam
strawberryjam
19 July 2013

Madora Bay build-with Ross North

Madora Bay build-with Ross North
WA
1, 2

Titles have been released and settlement is scheduled for Monday :) We have prestart booked for August 1st. Can't wait for it all to start, been a long process since we put…

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strawberryjam
Jul 19, 2013 10:00 pm
hsv2ko
hsv2ko
19 July 2013

Starting to sort out house and land

Starting to sort out house and land
VIC

Thanks for the post from both today I will get to see my pre approval I saw some good info on here last night which makes me feel better lol gf finds it exciting by…

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hsv2ko
Jul 19, 2013 12:23 pm
Charnley
Charnley
19 July 2013

Stamped/Stenciled Concrete - Perth SOR

Stamped/Stenciled Concrete - Perth SOR
WA

Concrete solutions. I think these where the guys we used on our Reno but that was years ago SB not sure if they are still the same people. Good luck.

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Charnley
Jul 19, 2013 10:34 am
Charnley
FionaT
FionaT
18 July 2013

Ideas for front render colour

Ideas for front render colour
WA

Dulux flooded gum render. If you Google it you'll get an idea of colour.

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FionaT
Jul 18, 2013 10:52 pm
hachy
hachy
18 July 2013

First time builder with Hickinbotham

First time builder with Hickinbotham
SA

Hi there I tried PMing and it didn't work. So copy and paste and here goes. I have a few questions. (I'm a newbie, so much to learn). Were…

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hachy
Jul 18, 2013 8:51 pm
hachy


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