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JCMiller
JCMiller
3 August 2013

Looking for a builder to build outside Melbourne

Looking for a builder to build outside Melbourne
VIC

We are looking for an independent builder to build a kit home outside Melbourne. We dont want to use a big company, as we want to keep the costs down. If anyone can…

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JCMiller
Aug 03, 2013 6:58 pm
pacificisis
pacificisis
2 August 2013

Masterton Homes - The new thread 3.0

Masterton Homes - The new thread 3.0
NSW
1 ... 150, 151, 152

Hi everyone. I am considering building the Symphony MBTF with Masterton at Edmondson Park (Bardia). I have spoken to a sales rep at Warwick…

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pacificisis
Aug 02, 2013 9:48 pm
pacificisis
zebulun11
zebulun11
2 August 2013

Metricon vs Carlisle

Metricon vs Carlisle
VIC
1, 2

Thanks heaps Lindrum52 for your feedback and recommendation. Unfortunately, we weren't able to request for the same site supervisor due to location differences. Anyone…

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zebulun11
Aug 02, 2013 4:31 pm
sazzy91
sazzy91
2 August 2013

Earthwork Contractors

Earthwork Contractors
WA

Hi ****, I am in WA but thanks - we were meeting with people on site and they just wouldnt get back to us so we were trying other avenues. We ended up going with…

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sazzy91
Aug 02, 2013 3:00 pm
Patrick Boucher
Patrick Boucher
2 August 2013

Buying floor plans online

Buying floor plans online
NSW

Hi Mark K, Personally I think you need to start with the site/block/property & work towards a design from there. The plans you buy on line might not work on the site you…

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Patrick Boucher
Aug 02, 2013 2:29 pm
Patrick Boucher
TinaG
TinaG
2 August 2013

Building New house! Forest Park Doolendella

Building New house! Forest Park Doolendella
QLD

How exciting! $200 is a good price for something that size. Hope your prelim goes well.

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TinaG
Aug 02, 2013 12:00 pm
TinaG
TinaG
2 August 2013

What's the first thing to sort out?

What's the first thing to sort out?
WA

So you mean like the construction materials? Timber, double brick, brick veneer, concrete blocks, Hebel, Benex, prefab panels, straw. What you wish to build out of will…

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TinaG
Aug 02, 2013 9:48 am
sidelicious
sidelicious
2 August 2013

Anyone building Montana Q1 with Henley

Anyone building Montana Q1 with Henley
VIC

We are building our first home in point cook. I really like henley montana q1's floorplan. Any advice about henley?? The site cost quoted by them in that area is very…

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sidelicious
Aug 02, 2013 9:42 am
Rifu
Rifu
1 August 2013

Broadway Homes Perth

Broadway Homes Perth
WA

Their display homes look the best among many but prices are indeed higher. I build mine with them, not too bad. Although i wanted the tiles the same in the bathroom but…

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Rifu
Aug 01, 2013 7:35 pm
Alex in Vertu
Alex in Vertu
1 August 2013

Help Please! - Preparation of Plans Agreement

Help Please! - Preparation of Plans Agreement
WA

Hi Broc, thanks for the response. We are going with Broadway Homes. The $2,000 is the fee for the PPA, but we paid it initially so we could progress the plans past the…

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Alex in Vertu
Aug 01, 2013 5:49 pm
sck118
sck118
1 August 2013

Premier Builders Group

Premier Builders Group
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi all i am too glad to find out about this site. we are building with Premeir, the Hawthorn Attic. glad to know that this is a popular…

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sck118
Aug 01, 2013 4:18 pm
KateRG88
KateRG88
1 August 2013

Spectra @ Carlisle Homes - the tour...

Spectra @ Carlisle Homes - the tour...
VIC

This is great! Thank you so much, i was hunting around for good stealthy interior photos of the Spectra Centre. Really makes me want to build with Carlisle now! Porter…

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KateRG88
Aug 01, 2013 4:03 pm
KateRG88
Gerbz
Gerbz
1 August 2013

Energex Connection Cost (New Transformer)

Energex Connection Cost (New Transformer)
QLD

Hi, I have a question about pricing connection to a property. We have a property that has been split down the middle into 2 lots. To get council approval, part of the…

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Gerbz
Aug 01, 2013 3:20 pm
Sunny16
Sunny16
1 August 2013

Casaview Homes

Casaview Homes
NSW

I am also interested in building with Casaview. Hoping for some input from people who have built or will be building with them.…

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Sunny16
Aug 01, 2013 1:01 pm
Sunny16
marcoakis
marcoakis
1 August 2013

Anyone has built with Hallbury homes?

Anyone has built with Hallbury homes?
VIC

PD called us yesterday and they're not willing to make the changes we've requested. Using Sandringham 38 as a baseline, we wanted to remove the bedroom 4 that sits on top…

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marcoakis
Aug 01, 2013 10:37 am
marcoakis
marcoakis
marcoakis
1 August 2013

Porter Davis - Heavily upgraded home; Prestige or Lifestyle?

Porter Davis - Heavily upgraded home; Prestige or Lifestyle?
VIC

Thanks for your input guys. I agree with you both... I don't really care if it's prestige, lifestyle or access... at the end of the day I'll make lots of upgrades…

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marcoakis
Aug 01, 2013 10:33 am
marcoakis
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JazzyJess
Aug 01, 2013 1:34 am
Vundaful!
Vundaful!
31 July 2013

Vundaful's House - Front Garden Update May 2011

Vundaful's House - Front Garden Update May 2011
WA
1 ... 39, 40, 41

No problems, and welcome to the neighbourhood! It's a great place if I do say so :)

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Vundaful!
Aug 01, 2013 12:24 am
Vundaful!
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SaveH2O
Jul 31, 2013 7:15 pm
SaveH2O
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
31 July 2013

Council asset protection permit-demolition

Council asset protection permit-demolition
VIC

You may also need a Dilapidation Survey. A Dilapidation Survey is the detailing of pre-existing defects in houses directly next to your build, before construction…

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zeitgeber
Jul 31, 2013 6:52 pm
zeitgeber
comfortablywacky
comfortablywacky
31 July 2013

Anyone building with MainVue Homes in SA?

Anyone building with MainVue Homes in SA?
SA

Hi Beck75, hows your build coming along? I suppose now that MV has closed shop in Adelaide, you'll would have a one of a kind project builder house in Adelaide!

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comfortablywacky
Jul 31, 2013 5:02 pm
comfortablywacky
singhk
singhk
31 July 2013

Staged inspections Henley house

Staged inspections Henley house
VIC

Hi Bashworth, I just got the Pre-plaster inspection done from Budget reports, in his report he did not find anything that builder needs to fix. Is that possible? I could…

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singhk
Jul 31, 2013 4:20 pm
tezzab
tezzab
31 July 2013

Rapidwall

Rapidwall
SA

I would firstly find out if there are any Authorised Installers in your area. As a prospective Owner Builder, they refused to sell direct, due to the specialised…

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tezzab
Jul 31, 2013 3:53 pm
tezzab
staceyd
staceyd
31 July 2013

****** ****** and more ******.. bad start to a new home

****** ****** and more ******.. bad start to a new home
NSW

We've tried to get as much as we can in writing instead of going in person or speaking over the phone. We're still sorting through a bunch of crap though so I totally…

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staceyd
Jul 31, 2013 3:05 pm

Earthwork Contractors

Earthwork Contractors
WA

You could try Rob from Fern Earthmoving P/L at 0418170990, get him give you a quote. See how you go. Good luck.

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3D Designer-Builder
Jul 31, 2013 2:30 pm
Barnseee
Barnseee
31 July 2013

Garage doors - Minimum clearance

Garage doors - Minimum clearance
SA

Im building with lorimer, which they have advised me with the panel door i only have 80mm on one side. So they have installed 120mm jams which look crap and will cause me…

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Barnseee
Jul 31, 2013 1:25 pm
mimi23
mimi23
31 July 2013

Zero Lot Garage Wall Weep Holes

Zero Lot Garage Wall Weep Holes
VIC

We're also in Vic and finished our build in September last year with garage on the boundary and we have weep holes. Our neighbour on the other side of us built with a…

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mimi23
Jul 31, 2013 11:57 am
mimi23
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1rocky
Jul 31, 2013 8:44 am
robbie55
robbie55
30 July 2013

Neighbours refusing to talk to us about fencing

Neighbours refusing to talk to us about fencing
NSW
1, 2

Best of luck - hope it all works out. Let us know the eventual outcome.

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robbie55
Jul 30, 2013 7:59 pm
robbie55
tsmith
tsmith
30 July 2013

choosing a builder

choosing a builder
WA

I am thinking of building the Easton, it fits perfectly on my 12 metre by 30 block I can live without a home theatre, what are your thoughts on this design?

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tsmith
Jul 30, 2013 5:56 pm
Metroid
Metroid
30 July 2013

Community Infrastructure levy payment

Community Infrastructure levy payment
VIC

Same thing in Baw Baw. Our contract did state that Fairhaven are responsible for all permit application fees but any outstanding fees of development, such as DCL fees etc…

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Metroid
Jul 30, 2013 4:27 pm
Forg
Forg
30 July 2013

Beams

Beams
WA

Adding to what The How To Studio said, what's used in your home also depends on the builder & what they're used to. One builder we spoke to swore by "manufactured wood"…

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Forg
Jul 30, 2013 9:45 am
Miss G
Miss G
29 July 2013

Building with Rawdon Hill in the Meridian Estate - Dandenong

Building with Rawdon Hill in the Meridian Estate - Dandenong
VIC

Hi impish73. The holdup wasnt Rawdon Hill. It was our developers. They took so long to approve plans that by the time it came around we had to re-do valuations etc. We…

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Miss G
Jul 29, 2013 4:27 pm
navarch
navarch
29 July 2013

gypsum ceiling installed before metal roof is installed

gypsum ceiling installed before metal roof is installed
WA

Intrestingly I had this question as well.. Our eaves and garage are nominated to be hardieflex material which are weather resistant etc.. But I have seen builders…

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navarch
Jul 29, 2013 4:14 pm
navarch
felicity01
felicity01
29 July 2013

Building house on the boundary

Building house on the boundary
VIC
1, 2

Our builder did similar things, claimed we couldn't do things then I came on this forum after signing the contract to see other people building the same house plan wtih…

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felicity01
Jul 29, 2013 11:35 am
felicity01
abusymum
abusymum
29 July 2013

Anyone else building in Bridge Inn Rise?

Anyone else building in Bridge Inn Rise?
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hope you are settling in, and finished unpacking all the the moving boxes now. I think we still have a couple of boxes hiding in the garage. ;-) I have just written to the…

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abusymum
Jul 29, 2013 11:32 am
MrsT12
MrsT12
29 July 2013

Fencing recs, north melb suburbs or central vic?

Fencing recs, north melb suburbs or central vic?
VIC

Title is pretty self explanatory! It's time for us to get some fencing quotes so was hoping people could recommend who they used - I havent had to organise fencing before…

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MrsT12
Jul 29, 2013 11:31 am
MrsT12

I checked our new home today due to be completed in August. The bottom 1-2 rows around the house are starting to appear green and it looks like mortar in places is almost…

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mazstar1980
Jul 29, 2013 12:39 am
Alana
Alana
28 July 2013

Building in Gledswood Hills

Building in Gledswood Hills
NSW

Hi Shelley Ann, We have bought in Gledswood Hills too. Our land is in Chisholm's Corner. :D Looks like we will be neighbours :: Alana

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Alana
Jul 28, 2013 6:27 pm
curlytop
curlytop
28 July 2013

External Colour Selection help

External Colour Selection help
NSW

Thanks d@n for the comment. You've just confirmed what I was thinking. We have decided on a red front door to match the garage which will be the coaba coloured in the…

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curlytop
Jul 28, 2013 4:34 am
building-expert
building-expert
27 July 2013

Builder threatened to terminate our contract!!!

Builder threatened to terminate our contract!!!
WA

Neither of you can terminate the contract legally unless it is for a substantial breach and then only if proper procedure is followed. Builder does not have to give you…

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building-expert
Jul 27, 2013 7:43 pm
building-expert
Phil & Bel
Phil & Bel
26 July 2013

Which Custom Home Builder - The Ponds

Which Custom Home Builder - The Ponds
NSW

Hi All We Built a 400 sq metre full custom home and pool with Modernview Home at The Ponds. Modernview were great all round. Check out our blog, or call me on 0419297996,…

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Phil & Bel
Jul 26, 2013 10:36 pm
Phil & Bel
ColinP
ColinP
26 July 2013

House Colours

House Colours
QLD

Hi....We are looking at building the Eclipse with the Lennox Facade as well. Have you finished your's and is it possible to se a photo of the finished home?

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ColinP
Jul 26, 2013 10:33 pm
Tezzle
Tezzle
26 July 2013

Building Ultimate St.Marks with Homebuyers in West Byford

Building Ultimate St.Marks with Homebuyers in West Byford
WA

Hey Taffy_C We're building the Ultimate St Marks in Baldivis - our pad is due to go down in a couple of weeks! Check out our blog, and bug me for ideas if ya want, I'll…

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Tezzle
Jul 26, 2013 9:23 pm
Tezzle
JacquiH01
JacquiH01
26 July 2013

Willaston at Blakeview SA

Willaston at Blakeview SA
SA

Thanks - have heard lots about yours too! Have a great night guys! :wink:

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JacquiH01
Jul 26, 2013 5:28 pm
Onewheel
Onewheel
26 July 2013

Building works next door encroaching onto our land

Building works next door encroaching onto our land
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

That's great to hear everything has been sorted out by Eden Brae. Hope the move goes well. Shame you have more dramas ahead with the other neighbour, hope it also works…

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Onewheel
Jul 26, 2013 4:25 pm

Please recommend me a good concretor for slabs in Melbourne

Please recommend me a good concretor for slabs in Melbourne
VIC

I used Ken from K.A.&S.J.Coleman, his work is ok. But he is very busy, not sure if you can book him in. His email address is : coleman48@hotkey.net.au Good luck

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3D Designer-Builder
Jul 26, 2013 4:08 pm

another fencing question

another fencing question
SA

My experience is you install fences and driveways after completion of building the house. Driveways are easy to get damaged by trucks during construction. Driveways and…

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3D Designer-Builder
Jul 26, 2013 4:03 pm


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