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Saima
Saima
6 May 2013

Building the Autern 005 with UE

Building the Autern 005 with UE
VIC

Hi Crystally, Just wondering how is your build going, we just signed the contract after so many variations, Have you gone to see the Display home of Autern in Williams landing?

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Saima
May 06, 2013 11:54 pm
gotemcovered74
gotemcovered74
6 May 2013

Anyone building Bedfordale WA

Anyone building Bedfordale WA
WA

HI TSD I AM ABOUT TO SIGN A CONTRACT WITH MILFORD AKA TOTAL FRAME HOME BUT HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF A FEW HORROR STORYS. HOW DID YR BUILD GO? ANY PROBLEMS THANKS

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gotemcovered74
May 06, 2013 10:40 pm
henry-
henry-
6 May 2013

Eden Green Hammond Park. Stage 6b

Eden Green Hammond Park. Stage 6b
WA

I am going to buy a block of land in Hammond Park Eden green estate Hammond Park stage 6b, the sales girl said it is a first come and first serve basis, and that there is…

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henry-
May 06, 2013 9:33 pm
cancan
cancan
6 May 2013

RE: Building with IDH (Individually Designed Homes)

RE: Building with IDH (Individually Designed Homes)
QLD

We were thinking of buying a block that required a tri level build. I had a quick look at there display home in Rochedale yesterday, the builder to the left does custom…

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cancan
May 06, 2013 8:15 pm
fmac
fmac
6 May 2013

NEW CRYSTAL SALT - Anyone have any pics??

NEW CRYSTAL SALT - Anyone have any pics??

We are thinking greys so should work fine. Too late to change now ;)

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fmac
May 06, 2013 7:35 pm
Rebecca_83
Rebecca_83
6 May 2013

Brisbane Builders - Any out there???

Brisbane Builders - Any out there???
QLD

Did you find yourself a builder? I just completed a $380K complete overhaul on my character home in Newmarket and had a really good experience with our builder – Mark…

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Rebecca_83
May 06, 2013 12:49 pm
jaceb
jaceb
5 May 2013

First questions

First questions
NSW

Get an idea of what kind of land size you will need for the type of house you want. Have a think about frontage especially. Do you need wide frontage? Can you get away…

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jaceb
May 05, 2013 11:52 pm
jaceb
pklog
pklog
5 May 2013

Clarendon costs

Clarendon costs
NSW

hi aussiefits8 In our tender 1 phone and 1 tv point (in total) were included as we have the 'signature' upgrade package. However, not standard and not in the upgrade…

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pklog
May 05, 2013 6:59 pm

Finishing Touches - Perth ballpark costs?

Finishing Touches - Perth ballpark costs?
WA

Hi Wellard I can give you a rough guide based on what we've spent. We have a house around the same size I think, fairly standard bedroom and…

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Wellard2ndTimers
May 05, 2013 12:22 pm
juski
juski
5 May 2013

juski's build: terrace living, lightsview sa - floors!

juski's build: terrace living, lightsview sa - floors!
SA
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Hi Juski Just caught up on your build . I love your colours , I think most of it is very similar to what we have chosen an as we are only at…

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juski
May 05, 2013 9:35 am
juski
asj25
asj25
4 May 2013

Our Redink Journey Begins Finally.

Our Redink Journey Begins Finally.
WA

Wow that sucks! Hope they get a wriggle on!

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asj25
May 04, 2013 9:04 pm
bashworth
bashworth
4 May 2013

My playing around with sketchup.

My playing around with sketchup.

If you haven't come across it yet http://www.ecobob.co.nz/ is worth a look with some interesting articles on houses built in NZ.

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bashworth
May 04, 2013 7:34 pm
bashworth
tezza87
tezza87
4 May 2013

Building with Celebration Homes - any advice

Building with Celebration Homes - any advice
WA

We are building with celebration homes and they have been great just a few minor hiccups but all sorted now. We had every thing picked before prestart apart from render…

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tezza87
May 04, 2013 6:28 pm
tezza87
Jen1977
Jen1977
4 May 2013

Holy crap, what have I done - help!

Holy crap, what have I done - help!
NSW

We have done the same thing. The vanities are the same colour as the kitchen cupboards and the vanity tops are all the same colour as the kitchen benches. We have 3.5 bathrooms

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Jen1977
May 04, 2013 4:48 pm
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Homefinder
May 04, 2013 3:32 pm
Homefinder
aaronh
aaronh
4 May 2013

Installing tiles price???

Installing tiles price???
WA

That's why I ended up asking…

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aaronh
May 04, 2013 1:24 pm
leighton
leighton
4 May 2013

Advice on Very Narrow Block!!

Advice on Very Narrow Block!!

Just adding a little piece of information. Narrow blocks are not too bad unless they are also sloping, and particularly, sloping with rock. This is the time to find a…

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leighton
May 04, 2013 12:59 pm
leighton
Onewheel
Onewheel
3 May 2013

KDR - Sutherland Shire

KDR - Sutherland Shire
NSW

When we started looking at building, we visited just about every display home in the Sydney area, getting floor plans &prices. We narrowed it down to five builders and…

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Onewheel
May 04, 2013 12:02 am
Echo2k3
Echo2k3
3 May 2013

What "Things" Did You Do After Handover?

What "Things" Did You Do After Handover?
NSW

I will be doing my own.. Painting Blinds Roller shutters Backyard paving Lighting Carpet Tiling (have a family friend so im saving more then $2k) The main things to get…

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Echo2k3
May 03, 2013 11:08 pm
ScottsRx
ScottsRx
3 May 2013

Our Statesman Dutton on 10 acres in S.A.

Our Statesman Dutton on 10 acres in S.A.
SA

Excellent, we built up place at Sellicks Beach, not far away. Wow, that's terrible news. I fell your pain with the costs to get power on. We're in the process of getting a…

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ScottsRx
May 03, 2013 10:31 pm
Smarty pants
Smarty pants
3 May 2013

Building with Summit homes, some pics

Building with Summit homes, some pics
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi, we got all our lights from Beacon lighting.

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Smarty pants
May 03, 2013 7:49 pm
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1rocky
May 03, 2013 7:20 pm
crispie
crispie
3 May 2013

Bamboo flooring?? Krakatoa?

Bamboo flooring?? Krakatoa?
QLD

I am curious stemin, did you go with Krakatoa? I have been talking to them and received a sample and it seems good. How do you tell what is good though?

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crispie
May 03, 2013 12:41 pm
housebythewater
housebythewater
3 May 2013

Cladding colour - quick help needed

Cladding colour - quick help needed
NSW

That is a tricky one. I don't know what to suggest. You could have a play on colourbond's visualiser and see what you like best. You can find a house of similar style…

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housebythewater
May 03, 2013 12:09 pm
housebythewater
coolm
coolm
3 May 2013

Building at Golden Grove - The Settlement

Building at Golden Grove - The Settlement
SA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Oh no :).. They'll soon learn a new fight path I'm sure :)

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coolm
May 03, 2013 12:01 pm
coolm
R35FORME
R35FORME
3 May 2013

Please recommand a retaining wall builder in Adelaide

Please recommand a retaining wall builder in Adelaide
SA

heya bud could i get details of your contact aswell, just hunting down engineers for a couple retaining walls to be built in Hewett

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R35FORME
May 03, 2013 11:29 am
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steph85
May 03, 2013 7:52 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
2 May 2013

I think I need to break up with my builder :(

I think I need to break up with my builder :(
VIC
1, 2

Hi Stacyd, They may know because you would have provided them with the location of the plot you are building on and in order to obtain approval your plans would be filed…

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AussieMark
May 02, 2013 11:28 pm

What to do with large hallway space...extra storage or...?

What to do with large hallway space...extra storage or...?
QLD

I like the idea of putting the buffet there - you don't want to end up going to cramped by putting extra walls in IMO. I was thinking on the back of the wardrobe of bed 2,…

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Wellard2ndTimers
May 02, 2013 10:48 pm
Jen1977
Jen1977
2 May 2013

Do you use your theatre?

Do you use your theatre?
WA

I also do a lot of sewing and want to be able to have the sewing machine permanently set up and I need to be able to store all my stuff somewhere…

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Jen1977
May 02, 2013 9:05 pm
Althom
Althom
2 May 2013

2 Storey Perth

2 Storey Perth
WA

Thanks all, looks like at least another 2-3 months then.

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Althom
May 02, 2013 6:33 pm
Althom
BB13
BB13
2 May 2013

Somerfield Estate - Fencing

Somerfield Estate - Fencing
VIC

Hi BB13 If you have Chapel road running behind you doesnt Somerfield do the fencing like they did for the people in Stage 1E whose property backed…

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BB13
May 02, 2013 2:46 pm
fiona231
fiona231
2 May 2013

Are building inspectors worth the money?

Are building inspectors worth the money?
WA

Depends on how 'major' you think your problems might be. Remember - building inspectors earn most of their regular income from builders. If you are thinking major…

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fiona231
May 02, 2013 1:40 pm
RJMcGray
RJMcGray
2 May 2013

Wisdom Upgrade Costs?

Wisdom Upgrade Costs?
NSW

Hi MR2 - great post, and thanks to those who have contributed. Very informative as far as getting a general idea in your head as to what the "must haves" are going to cost…

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RJMcGray
May 02, 2013 6:18 am
takatam
takatam
2 May 2013

PCI Checklist

PCI Checklist
WA

Hi Dave, that's what I wanted to do, not sure it worked. I've changed the rights now, should be editable by anyone who has the link.

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takatam
May 02, 2013 3:31 am
gotemcovered74
gotemcovered74
2 May 2013

total frame homes

total frame homes
WA

Anyone build with them? And positive / negative feedback? We are going with the 3x2 queenslander on stilts. Thanks

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gotemcovered74
May 02, 2013 2:15 am
gotemcovered74
gotemcovered74
2 May 2013

roleystone site costs / total frame home

roleystone site costs / total frame home
WA

We have decided to build an all timber home on stilts with total frame homes. We are looking for blocks currently but i have no idea what to allow for site costs. Stumps…

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gotemcovered74
May 02, 2013 2:13 am
ezm
ezm
1 May 2013

Allworth home - encore 3

Allworth home - encore 3
NSW

Is there any one here building with Allworths Home? We're looking at their ENCORE 3 model. Thanks

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ezm
May 01, 2013 10:32 pm
Col88
Col88
1 May 2013

Building Issues- Leave it or Fix it?

Building Issues- Leave it or Fix it?
WA

the way i see it is that you paid for certain things that they have not delivered.. if they arent going to fix them then ask for reinbursement for the issues could be a compromise

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Col88
May 01, 2013 9:53 pm
1rocky
1rocky
1 May 2013

Patio - in QLD: can we get away with not having one?

Patio - in QLD: can we get away with not having one?
QLD

i use to upload photos it is called tinypic and i find it very easy to use this is how to Click on the Browse button and select your image from the correct folder on your…

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1rocky
May 01, 2013 7:57 pm
Nickleglen
Nickleglen
1 May 2013

How much rain is ok when pouring a slab?

How much rain is ok when pouring a slab?
VIC

Our slab was poured today and its been raining. Can anyone tell me about what's ok and what's not as I'm worrying (i worry about everything!). How long til the slab is…

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Nickleglen
May 01, 2013 6:54 pm
Nickleglen
pbista
pbista
1 May 2013

Building in Perth- please comment on your experience

Building in Perth- please comment on your experience
WA

Hi Guys I have recently bought a block at the Quartz release at Emerald Park and waiting for the title and looking for a builder too. I am sure all of you guys have…

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pbista
May 01, 2013 5:47 pm
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
1 May 2013

stupid question

stupid question
SA

We got to point out where to put them at the pre-start meeting.

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MalinViktoria
May 01, 2013 5:05 pm
MalinViktoria
Moderntreehouse
Moderntreehouse
1 May 2013

Building in Cornubia QLD- The start

Building in Cornubia QLD- The start
QLD

Hello HomeOne friends! Where to start?!? Hmm.... Well, My husband and I just sold our first home that we built together 4 years ago and we are super excited, because we…

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Moderntreehouse
May 01, 2013 3:24 pm
snowing
snowing
1 May 2013

Builders margin

Builders margin

It's ok. At least at some stage someone will ask the same question. :)

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snowing
May 01, 2013 2:21 pm
Jm14
Jm14
1 May 2013

Advise please.... building with henley Problem...

Advise please.... building with henley Problem...
VIC

Hi aston boy, thanks for the reply... Nope were not on a bushfire area, thanks goodness... Saves me a few thousands of$. We didnt asked to extend the slab. We will see…

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Jm14
May 01, 2013 1:25 pm

Buying unregistered (Pre DA) in kellyville Ridge

Buying unregistered (Pre DA) in kellyville Ridge
NSW

Thank you cyclosarin for your reply. It is a house and land package but the builder does not own the land. The land is owned by a private developer who has some kind of…

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Nabrolkellyville
May 01, 2013 11:28 am


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