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doohan777
doohan777
19 February 2013

Zac Homes - Any Feedback?

Zac Homes - Any Feedback?
NSW

Dear All I would be interested to find out more about Zac Homes, given that I cannot find much on them on the internet... Any feedback/ideas/experiences (good and bad!)…

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doohan777
Feb 19, 2013 12:12 am
belandchris
belandchris
18 February 2013

Where to try and save???

Where to try and save???
VIC

Roof sarking - From what I know it has to be put under the roof tiles/colorbond roof just prior to the roof tiles/colorbond going on and can't be done after... correct me…

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belandchris
Feb 18, 2013 10:15 pm
1sttimebuilding2012
1sttimebuilding2012
18 February 2013

Staged inspection recommendations

Staged inspection recommendations
WA

We're having inspections just before lock up and Pci. The one before lock up will be able to inspect frames, bricks, and some of the internals before linings commence.…

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1sttimebuilding2012
Feb 18, 2013 10:07 pm
jennifer80
jennifer80
18 February 2013

Footings Cost H2-D Preliminary Soil Report

Footings Cost H2-D Preliminary Soil Report
SA

Hi Robinred, I have a separate thread that I have created, check my signature below. I don't have any images posted because they are all on my phone. When I get time to…

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jennifer80
Feb 18, 2013 10:02 pm
jennifer80
ebanster
ebanster
18 February 2013

Building with MIRVAC - GLENFIELD - Panorama Vista Estate

Building with MIRVAC - GLENFIELD - Panorama Vista Estate
NSW

Hi glenn, my wife fell in love with the crawford unit as well. care to share some photos?

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ebanster
Feb 18, 2013 7:06 pm
ebanster
mtz08
mtz08
18 February 2013

Untitled land issue - site cost

Untitled land issue - site cost
VIC

Hi ftdt7882, Thanks for your reply. I think we would also postpone the contract. It does feel uncomfortable to sign a contract with outstanding/provisional items. Good…

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mtz08
Feb 18, 2013 6:17 pm
alli
alli
18 February 2013

First time builder - Vogue, Casaview, Other? HELP!

First time builder - Vogue, Casaview, Other? HELP!
NSW

Hi alli I'm also building in east village spring farm and building with nu era with a complete lock up package including blinds landscaping…

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alli
Feb 18, 2013 5:05 pm
namweng
namweng
18 February 2013

What is the 'real' cost of a new build with home builders ..

What is the 'real' cost of a new build with home builders ..
NSW
1, 2

100k + sounds very reasonable to me. It also depends on how big your house is. The base price for our house was around $300,000 and all upgrades ended up costing…

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namweng
Feb 18, 2013 3:53 pm
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Nic_s
Feb 18, 2013 7:00 am
Marmalade
Marmalade
17 February 2013

Eden Brae vs Allcastle Homes (Building in Kellyville Ridge)

Eden Brae vs Allcastle Homes (Building in Kellyville Ridge)
NSW
1, 2

How do you know these particular owners aren't suffering problems with bank payments, or some other financial woe? It may be due to a variety of setbacks, blaming the…

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Marmalade
Feb 17, 2013 9:46 pm
tompab
tompab
17 February 2013

Ceiling height LOWER than expected? How is it measured?

Ceiling height LOWER than expected? How is it measured?
QLD

Alright, so I had to go to the lot and measure, and turned out that I was wrong ::: The height is correct. It still looks cramped, but hopefully it will look better once…

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tompab
Feb 17, 2013 5:43 pm
4evaesh
4evaesh
17 February 2013

Building a Custom Design Home - Builders?

Building a Custom Design Home - Builders?
NSW

Thank you so much gogo65 and Sharmony for your advice. Apologies for not replying sooner, has been away from the forum until now... I will take your advice on board... We…

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4evaesh
Feb 17, 2013 3:57 pm
4evaesh
lowerchittering
lowerchittering
17 February 2013

Quick advice needed on window configuration of living area

Quick advice needed on window configuration of living area
WA

2 x big windows and I agree with CamErin, use 16c or 14C windows so it maximises your avilable wall space, as oppose to 25c windows.

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lowerchittering
Feb 17, 2013 1:27 pm
kao7ik
kao7ik
17 February 2013

Steps or Process to Knockdown Rebuild..

Steps or Process to Knockdown Rebuild..
NSW

Any recommendations in doing the demolition yourself or go with the Knockdown rebuild option with builders? If pursuing the demolition privately, what is there to…

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kao7ik
Feb 17, 2013 1:17 pm
krustywan
krustywan
17 February 2013

The Quattro Plus, Heron Park (building with Commodore Homes)

The Quattro Plus, Heron Park (building with Commodore Homes)
WA

New update!! Ahhhh how do y'all manage to keep on top of things when work gets so busy? I guess the break from thinking "househousehouse" is a good thing! So the block is…

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krustywan
Feb 17, 2013 1:01 pm
krustywan
dreamcometrue
dreamcometrue
17 February 2013

Our Long Awaited Build! WE GER THE KEYS ON WEDNESDAY

Our Long Awaited Build! WE GER THE KEYS ON WEDNESDAY
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Congrats babysaurs :z: All the best for your move into your new home :D

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dreamcometrue
Feb 17, 2013 10:04 am
dreamcometrue
RagnarsWife
RagnarsWife
16 February 2013

Building the Charlton29 with DFH

Building the Charlton29 with DFH
VIC

nice to meet another fan of madagascar cabinets ::smile:: it really does look awesome cannot wait to see it is all done

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RagnarsWife
Feb 16, 2013 10:18 pm
RagnarsWife
timbo43
timbo43
16 February 2013

Building in Qld - 300m2

Building in Qld - 300m2
QLD
1, 2, 3

Must say so good to see a house that is not just the standard project all the same house. Im a bloke and trying to work out some colors for my owner built ( thats not the…

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timbo43
Feb 16, 2013 10:01 pm
madison35
madison35
16 February 2013

Render costs?

Render costs?
QLD
1, 2

Sounds like you guys are getting a bargain... My builder quoted $5K for acrylic render to approx 6 sqm. Though this area is about 4m off ground. Does this increase the…

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madison35
Feb 16, 2013 10:01 am
Agape
Agape
16 February 2013

House not built according to plans

House not built according to plans
WA

This happened to me with my first build (an investment property) ... a pillar was place too close to the house meaning that it became part of the house instead of having a…

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Agape
Feb 16, 2013 9:36 am
SunnyDays
SunnyDays
15 February 2013

Soil tests came with P site? Melbourne Northern suburbs

Soil tests came with P site? Melbourne Northern suburbs
VIC

Thanks everyone.... The p class is because of fill. Should I be worried. I will be definitely going for fixed site cost although donot know whether my builder will be…

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SunnyDays
Feb 15, 2013 9:56 pm
Dunco
Dunco
15 February 2013

Anyone building with Tribute homes?

Anyone building with Tribute homes?
QLD

not bad - i'll give you that one. :) Im actually really excited about the build we have in mind. tribute use that 325mm wide cladding that looks uber modern. Should score…

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Dunco
Feb 15, 2013 4:46 pm
belandchris
belandchris
15 February 2013

Electrolux Induction Cooktop

Electrolux Induction Cooktop
WA

Hi sorry this won't be much help as we haven't actually moved in yet and used ours, but we went with the Electrolux Maxisense 71cm induction cooktop (with the 90cm curved…

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belandchris
Feb 15, 2013 3:16 pm
alim123
alim123
15 February 2013

Fairhaven's Bridgewater Range

Fairhaven's Bridgewater Range
VIC

Hi All, We are about to sign our contract with Fairhaven Homes to build a Clovelly 225 in Somerfield Estate Keysborough. I know that Bridgewater is their investor range…

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alim123
Feb 15, 2013 10:27 am
Onewheel
Onewheel
15 February 2013

How long was your whole process for you?

How long was your whole process for you?
WA

Our journey had taken around 3 years.....we looked at established homes and display homes for around 18months. During this time we were pretty sure we wanted to build,…

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Onewheel
Feb 15, 2013 6:08 am
Johnny55
Johnny55
14 February 2013

defective brickwork?

defective brickwork?
NSW

thanks Bashworth, thats great

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Johnny55
Feb 14, 2013 8:18 pm
rjc786
rjc786
14 February 2013

Regarding FHOG Payment

Regarding FHOG Payment
NSW

Yep don't sweat it. Same thing here, FHOG was paid directly back into my savings account.

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rjc786
Feb 14, 2013 8:05 pm
deeps
deeps
14 February 2013

NEW CHOICE HOMES - Has anyone built with them or have info??

NEW CHOICE HOMES - Has anyone built with them or have info??
WA

Is there any feedback on these guys yet? Seem to have been around for a while now...

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deeps
Feb 14, 2013 3:44 pm
MR2
MR2
14 February 2013

Problems with a Salesperson

Problems with a Salesperson
SA

Let us know what the builder says :) curious which one it is we did not start building until we had found a sales person that was 100%, found quite a few that were quite ordinary :)

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MR2
Feb 14, 2013 2:23 pm
MR2
kittyranch
kittyranch
14 February 2013

Security mesh screens. What is best for view, BAL and cats!

Security mesh screens. What is best for view, BAL and cats!
WA

Hi everyone We are going to need to upgrade our security screens because we are in a bush fire risk area and have to comply with the BAL regs. We also have a really nice…

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kittyranch
Feb 14, 2013 12:28 pm
Venturai
Venturai
13 February 2013

Venturai's build - Ultimate St Marks HBC, Banksia Grove WA

Venturai's build - Ultimate St Marks HBC, Banksia Grove WA
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

I have really enjoyed reading through your thread. We are just in the early stages of choosing Ult St Marks. Any words of wisdom on HBC? How…

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Venturai
Feb 13, 2013 7:30 pm
Mali02
Mali02
13 February 2013

Oakdale 29 through PD

Oakdale 29 through PD
VIC

Ok all dates are noted in the diary. Your appointments will be here before you know it!! We are building at the end of June - it was going to be…

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Mali02
Feb 13, 2013 2:21 pm
ModaBuild
ModaBuild
13 February 2013

Brick selection

Brick selection
NSW

Hi We are weighing up 2 builders at the moment. We are also looking at all the inclusions with each builder, including their brick and roof tile range. Anyone have any…

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ModaBuild
Feb 13, 2013 9:06 am
willcres
willcres
13 February 2013

Journey of Building a Wisdom home (Boston 50.7sq)

Journey of Building a Wisdom home (Boston 50.7sq)
NSW
1 ... 42, 43, 44

Thanks, Onewheel. Luckily the haze is not that much, mostly in the study room and front foyer. But still, they need to polish the floor for the $500 we paid. Most…

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willcres
Feb 13, 2013 6:19 am
willcres
SarieM
SarieM
12 February 2013

plunkett domain build perth

plunkett domain build perth
WA

ConSLABulations!!! I hope you figure out how to put up Pics soon (there are threads about posting images)

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SarieM
Feb 12, 2013 9:50 pm
MR2
MR2
12 February 2013

Occupancy Certificate in NSW

Occupancy Certificate in NSW
NSW

Silly question here, but what has been left out of people's houses and they've still received a certificate? we don't like a lot of what the builders options are and want…

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MR2
Feb 12, 2013 5:09 pm
MR2
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
12 February 2013

Rainwater tank not required - new legislation - remove it!??

Rainwater tank not required - new legislation - remove it!??
QLD

You were being overcharged on the original installation cost and your refund seems very light on. You are getting ripped either way. When it comes down to it, you are now…

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SaveH2O
Feb 12, 2013 3:33 pm
SaveH2O
staceyd
staceyd
12 February 2013

White Roof Tiles.........?????

White Roof Tiles.........?????

We're looking at using Wild rice with a chestnut brick. We can only pick colour boards with our builder and while I'm not 100% sold on the tile colour yet, I've decided…

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staceyd
Feb 12, 2013 8:40 am
twiggens
twiggens
12 February 2013

Site Works on a country block

Site Works on a country block
WA

Have you had any soil testing done? Could be rock underneath which would add a massive amount to site costs.

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twiggens
Feb 12, 2013 8:32 am
twiggens
life221
life221
12 February 2013

90 day maintenance

90 day maintenance
ACT

how long did it take your builders to fix things that you have reported for 90 day maintenance period ?

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life221
Feb 12, 2013 7:33 am
rusty69911
rusty69911
12 February 2013

LED lighting and 6 Star energy ratings.

LED lighting and 6 Star energy ratings.
VIC

I cant stand down lights either, but they are a necessary evil, I have chosen 180 deg spread comercial grade 15 and 12w, spot down lights are great for magazine picture…

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rusty69911
Feb 11, 2013 11:28 pm
rasikaambe
rasikaambe
11 February 2013

Building in Wright Canberra

Building in Wright Canberra
ACT

Hi Mike, Yes I have about 1m from front to back. It cost a little fortune for the slab. Hopefully it is worth.

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rasikaambe
Feb 11, 2013 9:39 pm
rivkid
rivkid
11 February 2013

Anyone built with Ownit homes in QLD recently???

Anyone built with Ownit homes in QLD recently???
QLD

Hi, I'm looking for any feedback on them as a residential builder. Cheers

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rivkid
Feb 11, 2013 9:15 pm
seven777
seven777
11 February 2013

Anyone building with Elderton Homes

Anyone building with Elderton Homes
NSW

Hi all, Im new to the forum and trying to find as much info as I currently building with Elderton too. So far so good, I do noticed the slow start but i dont mind because…

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seven777
Feb 11, 2013 8:48 pm
sammymac
sammymac
11 February 2013

Pierlite Starburst LED - Cool or Warm?

Pierlite Starburst LED - Cool or Warm?
SA

Thank you for your response :-) Given that that the scale says that 4000k is almost in the middle, perhaps its more of a natural light?

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sammymac
Feb 11, 2013 4:46 pm
sammymac
munta
munta
11 February 2013

HIA Top 100 Builders List

HIA Top 100 Builders List
NSW

massive likes to this comment !!

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munta
Feb 11, 2013 4:20 pm
dragonchild
dragonchild
11 February 2013

Question on Porter Davis build - spa and appliances

Question on Porter Davis build - spa and appliances
VIC

The spa option for the Marina 41 lists the Decina Angelique 1495 corner spa. I think the oval spa you see on some plans (the Waldorf comes to mind) is the Decina Duo. Here…

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dragonchild
Feb 11, 2013 2:15 pm
dragonchild
robin2013
robin2013
11 February 2013

building a balcony

building a balcony
VIC

the roof is meant for a balcony....do you have any balcony ideas, like putting balustrade or timber or glass?

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robin2013
Feb 11, 2013 1:04 pm
Dexter
Dexter
11 February 2013

Help: question on site levels

Help: question on site levels
WA

Hi fellow forum members, please could you give your opinion on the following: Both my neighbours houses have slightly sunken driveways so to avoid that I have added…

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Dexter
Feb 11, 2013 11:51 am
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Rouse30
Feb 11, 2013 11:35 am


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