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TashPaul
TashPaul
19 July

Mystery of hot water system. Does solar heat water or not?

Mystery of hot water system. Does solar heat water or not?
VIC

It should be noted that most of these solar hot water systems in Victoria (esp Melbourne and southern areas) will be running off the elec/gas rather than the solar,…

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TashPaul
Jul 19, 2017 5:01 pm
TashPaul

Building a new house and doing the flooring myself what's th

Building a new house and doing the flooring myself what's th
NSW

I'm building a new house with Domaine Homes but I opted out of the comfort pack as we want to do timber flooring. Have you done that before? What's your experience?

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nextdoorguy
Jul 19, 2017 4:19 pm
barry157
barry157
19 July

Any way to Expedite Underground Power-pit Installation?

Any way to Expedite Underground Power-pit Installation?

I presume you are speaking directly to the connections department? UE Connections United Energy and…

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barry157
Jul 19, 2017 3:23 pm
eirrac
eirrac
19 July

Upgrade Costs?

Upgrade Costs?
VIC

Hi As said above different builders have different levels of inclusions and within the same builder they have different inclusions based on the range of home you are…

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eirrac
Jul 19, 2017 10:28 am
qebtel
qebtel
19 July

Site cost 33k for a 26 Sq house

Site cost 33k for a 26 Sq house
VIC

Ha, the benefit of inside knowledge!

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qebtel
Jul 19, 2017 8:30 am
Petal84
Petal84
19 July

Choosing the right builder in Sydney

Choosing the right builder in Sydney
NSW

We are going with storybook in Sydney too. Did you manage to find a builder? Our build will start at the beginning of 2018, but I'm getting worried about finding someone…

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Petal84
Jul 19, 2017 4:12 am
Handyem
Handyem
19 July

House Demolition: Cost to cut and seal sewer

House Demolition: Cost to cut and seal sewer
VIC

Our builder requires it, basically needs to be done before they start the build

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Handyem
Jul 19, 2017 1:18 am
Handyem
wonkook22
wonkook22
18 July

Building With Mirvac @ Parkside Estate, Glenfield.

Building With Mirvac @ Parkside Estate, Glenfield.
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

HELLO guys I wanted to ask? how was building with Mirvac? What I really want to know was the cost? I want to build a double storage house at Glenwood hills with Mirvac,…

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wonkook22
Jul 18, 2017 7:35 pm
wonkook22
wonkook22
18 July

Mirvac? any body building with mirvac at Gledswood Hills?

Mirvac? any body building with mirvac at Gledswood Hills?
NSW

thank you for the reply I will sell my apartment around DEC 2017 and look to buy land early 2018, Have you noticed the land on which u build with Mirvac only is…

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wonkook22
Jul 18, 2017 7:25 pm

Porter Davis in the South East VIC

Porter Davis in the South East VIC
VIC

I can introduce you to our sales guy if you like. He was very thorough and explained everything very well, was also prompt to get back to us.Nice! Which display…

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geminithinker
Jul 18, 2017 1:30 pm
Newhouse22
Newhouse22
18 July

stage 19 - Aston - Craigieburn

stage 19 - Aston - Craigieburn
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi Aston 19, Congrats mate you guys must be very excited. Our build is reached completion of frame stage now in process of conducting inspections from a independent…

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Newhouse22
Jul 18, 2017 11:14 am

What you want is a squat block design which is one made for a more square block like they often end up with in newer developments because of how they divide up the land…

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mrsdoe
Jul 17, 2017 10:23 pm
mrsdoe
Nushani88
Nushani88
17 July

New Build with Henley ( Palace Q1)

New Build with Henley ( Palace Q1)
VIC
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Hi My husband and I are also building the palace. We love your colour selection!! If it's not too much to ask are you able to put up more internal pics? We are building…

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Nushani88
Jul 17, 2017 9:19 pm
HENRY
HENRY
17 July

GJ Gardner - Rosewood 225 Modified - Riverstone Crossing

GJ Gardner - Rosewood 225 Modified - Riverstone Crossing
QLD
1 ... 13, 14, 15

It's always nice sharing your new home with loved ones. And that feeling of using the new cooktop, oven etc. in a brand new kitchen!

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HENRY
Jul 17, 2017 8:46 pm
eirrac
eirrac
17 July

Concrete for external areas

Concrete for external areas

As far as I am aware standard brushed concrete is the cheapest and can be stencilled on later, tinted (but this fades with UV), painted or tiled on or you can leave it as…

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eirrac
Jul 17, 2017 8:02 pm
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Tan one
Jul 17, 2017 7:41 pm
eirrac
eirrac
17 July

Cladding ??

Cladding ??

Did you sign the plans? We changed our facade from stacker stone to linear board so we knew exactly what we were getting. The elevations on the plans had this on there in…

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eirrac
Jul 17, 2017 7:11 pm
GillyM
GillyM
17 July

Building on a cul-de-sac triangle shaped block

Building on a cul-de-sac triangle shaped block

we built about 2 and a half years ago with Masterton. We started with one of their designs and changed lots of it! we added rooms, changed the design to be split level (we…

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GillyM
Jul 17, 2017 6:07 pm
GillyM

Building with Clarendon

Building with Clarendon
NSW

Hi Hi Jess, Did you managed to ask whether you can get a discount because you have existing slab ? PS: New house always need a new slab which is part of the…

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wentworth33
Jul 17, 2017 4:00 pm
davereyn
davereyn
17 July

Fairhaven- Closely 248 :)

Fairhaven- Closely 248 :)
VIC

stroud2512 Where did you do your colour appointment? Would love to know if you got any photos or anything while you were there. Would you be interested in shooting me an…

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davereyn
Jul 17, 2017 3:53 pm
Ezza78
Ezza78
17 July

Abolishment of electrical

Abolishment of electrical
VIC

Does abolishment of electrical include removal of the overhead electricity line? At this stage we have a $5k charge for a crane because of overhead powerline but as pit…

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Ezza78
Jul 17, 2017 1:14 pm

Hi all, i am first timer here and really need a fresh idea with design of my house. For your information i have asked my friend to sketch the design…

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carinne
Jul 17, 2017 2:25 am
andonk
andonk
16 July

First time builders advice

First time builders advice
VIC

Hi pman92, Besides the suggestions above, have a look at this thread viewtopic.php?f=31&t=88252

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andonk
Jul 17, 2017 12:33 am
Lorri
Lorri
16 July

Lorri's One day House in Cradoc Tasmania-- update. 5/6/17

Lorri's One day House in Cradoc Tasmania-- update. 5/6/17
TAS
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Update 15/7 Went to the block and saw a bath, shower base and three doors have been delivered, must mean someone is going to be workingsoon, the bricks have been sitting…

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Lorri
Jul 17, 2017 12:00 am
Lorri
arcadelt
arcadelt
16 July

Roof colours

Roof colours
NSW

Of course you should.

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arcadelt
Jul 16, 2017 8:20 pm
Michelle
Michelle
16 July

Mandalay 282 Bundanoon

Mandalay 282 Bundanoon
NSW

Up over the mountain from me, good luck with your build, beautiful place!

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Michelle
Jul 16, 2017 7:55 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
16 July

Interior and exterior colours

Interior and exterior colours
WA

So sorry Homeone, I have been extremely busy in my business.... I hope this person got it sorted with a good outcome.

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Michelle
Jul 16, 2017 7:08 pm
Michelle
stephy2457
stephy2457
16 July

Termites please help

Termites please help
VIC

Its new build there up to frame stage now on slab and have just told me I have to choose one of the 2 above options no idea if the slab will be exposed I believe so

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stephy2457
Jul 16, 2017 5:02 pm
stephy2457
vonsta76
vonsta76
16 July

Coral Homes - Marcoola 30 Mod

Coral Homes - Marcoola 30 Mod
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi Marcoola would love to see moving in pics when you're ready Coral Homes Avoca 25 in Gainsborough Greens Gold Coast Viewtopic.php?f=31&t=81406

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vonsta76
Jul 16, 2017 4:57 pm
vonsta76
bananarama
bananarama
15 July

Painted FC above alfresco sliding door

Painted FC above alfresco sliding door

Hi, A while ago a saw someone had posted pictures where they had painted the cladding above their alfresco door black (or another dark colour). Does anyone remember who…

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bananarama
Jul 15, 2017 7:47 pm
Southies
Southies
15 July

Weatherboard Installers

Weatherboard Installers
NSW

think they're 3 metres long so nothing to do about it :roll: the piers were installed by the granny flat company we're using. The manufacturer of the sub-floor piering is…

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Southies
Jul 15, 2017 3:18 pm
Southies
Megera
Megera
15 July

Our Simonds Express Journey (Westbury)

Our Simonds Express Journey (Westbury)
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

They'll brick it from the inside and it will look shit. Our neighbours had to do the same thing. We are 20cm off boundary and they built to boundary after us and had…

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Megera
Jul 15, 2017 3:11 pm
Megera

Demolition Recommendations - Sydney

Demolition Recommendations - Sydney
NSW

Definitely NOT Gabraels House Demolition......worst week of our lives. :(

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Fingerscrossed
Jul 15, 2017 11:03 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
14 July

MDF Bulkhead Question

MDF Bulkhead Question
QLD

You seemed a bit unsure in your first post about what they actually are, so I can only assume they are what you have deduced are the fills between the top of your…

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arcadelt
Jul 14, 2017 9:45 pm

SURVEY FEES

SURVEY FEES
WA

THEYsaiditseasy123 I assume the block was already surveyed for the subdivision and they would have established CPs then?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 14, 2017 9:32 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Ezza78
Ezza78
14 July

Surfmist fascias - any photos to share?

Surfmist fascias - any photos to share?
VIC

Thanks everyone! I changed the fascias and barge ends to surfmist. Last min change before contracts signed!!

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Ezza78
Jul 14, 2017 8:40 pm
Parabatzis
Parabatzis
14 July

Need a Reliable and Honest builder

Need a Reliable and Honest builder
VIC

Lookup granvue homes smaller builder site supervisor Gary is great and guarantees everything is spot on

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Parabatzis
Jul 14, 2017 7:47 pm
Lyndal2004
Lyndal2004
14 July

Kit homes

Kit homes

Has anyone built kit homes? Feedback?

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Lyndal2004
Jul 14, 2017 5:28 pm
ChelseaS
ChelseaS
14 July

Garage door color

Garage door color
SA

Hi MickNolan, have you decided on what garage door color to use?

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ChelseaS
Jul 14, 2017 3:12 pm
Kapinka
Kapinka
14 July

Porter Davis Contract Signing

Porter Davis Contract Signing
VIC

Ours was emailed through as we told them we wouldn't be signing without reviewing it first. All seemed to be in order, unfortunately for us we chose the wrong builder who…

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Kapinka
Jul 14, 2017 12:43 pm
Kapinka
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41202
Jul 14, 2017 12:02 am
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markandsam
markandsam
13 July

Building with firstyle - Silkwood 20.7

Building with firstyle - Silkwood 20.7
NSW

We are building with Firstyle and we are now waiting on the first designs and land to register in August or September. Not sure what the wait time from registration to…

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markandsam
Jul 13, 2017 9:17 pm
McM_17
McM_17
13 July

Inspiration Homes - our first house.

Inspiration Homes - our first house.
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

The legal system is hopeless!! All those disgusting liars just keep ripping us off

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McM_17
Jul 13, 2017 7:39 pm
emts
emts
13 July

ADDITIONAL POWER RUN (INCL TRENCHING)

ADDITIONAL POWER RUN (INCL TRENCHING)
WA

mine in vic was just over 17K extra for 120 meters (3 phase however so some more cable costs plus does go up the longer it is) but seems inline

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emts
Jul 13, 2017 5:27 pm
emts
RegVic
RegVic
13 July

Simonds Hudson Bendigo

Simonds Hudson Bendigo
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Congrats Asha! Enjoy your new home :)

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RegVic
Jul 13, 2017 2:42 pm
RegVic
Joker
Joker
13 July

Recommendation for a construction building inspector?

Recommendation for a construction building inspector?
VIC

Then I would pm from this forum, building expert, he also has a website.

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Joker
Jul 13, 2017 2:36 pm
Gio
Gio
13 July

PD Charlton - extended kitchen

PD Charlton - extended kitchen
VIC

goldencrumble I am a big fan of the Charlton33 with the extended kitchen. I don't know the price but I know someone who built the Charlton33 Checkout this blog

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Gio
Jul 13, 2017 11:59 am
Gio


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