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Ibby
Ibby
22 January 2013

Has anyone built with Sublime Constructions?

Has anyone built with Sublime Constructions?
ACT

Hi guys, Has anyone built a residential house with Sublime Constructions? I have googled them but I couldn't find any reviews about them. Any thoughts will be much…

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Ibby
Jan 22, 2013 6:32 pm
Skyzie85
Skyzie85
22 January 2013

fhog

fhog
VIC

I doubt it... Regardless of what you've had before, what you're building relates to the second contract & that's the one that counts. That's my opinion, right or wrong.

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Skyzie85
Jan 22, 2013 5:52 pm
ruc1983
ruc1983
22 January 2013

Need colour selection suggestions for our first home

Need colour selection suggestions for our first home
ACT

Hi All, We are building our first new house and I am so confused with the colour selections, both interior and exterior. Our Facade looks like this

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ruc1983
Jan 22, 2013 11:07 am
RagnarsWife
RagnarsWife
22 January 2013

Weeks and Macklin Homes experiences

Weeks and Macklin Homes experiences
SA

hi Trees how is everything going? at the beginning we considered WM and even got a quote which was a bit higher than expected f0rmat is a steel frame builder too so after…

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RagnarsWife
Jan 22, 2013 8:46 am
RagnarsWife
turtleschell
turtleschell
21 January 2013

Who used a Landscaping Voucher?

Who used a Landscaping Voucher?
WA

Any tips on how it works, which plants you chose, cost of upgrading turf. Was there a budget that you could use up - if you didn't use up all your plants, could you have…

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turtleschell
Jan 21, 2013 7:23 pm
Picknett
Picknett
21 January 2013

Recommend Builder for Corner block

Recommend Builder for Corner block
VIC

Hi all, I am currently looking to build a double storey house in Bayside, Melbourne. The only issue being that the block is a corner, and is 16x23 metres, the reason I…

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Picknett
Jan 21, 2013 5:54 pm
fmac
fmac
21 January 2013

Building and selling - Tax

Building and selling - Tax
VIC

If it was your principle place of residence and you decide to rent it out and don't buy another house that becomes your principle place of residence you can rent the…

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fmac
Jan 21, 2013 2:28 pm
shivasmyth
shivasmyth
21 January 2013

insulating cathedrial style roofs

insulating cathedrial style roofs
NSW

im also wondering if ill need to use breathable sisalation in my walls as it will be lined with a combo of cement board and colourbond screwed directly to the steel frame…

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shivasmyth
Jan 21, 2013 12:26 pm
Echo
Echo
21 January 2013

$$$$$ What to put in the budget.

$$$$$ What to put in the budget.
WA
1, 2

Great thread, good list Echo. HT, why not create a basic spreadsheet and as soon as you think of something add it to your list with an…

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Echo
Jan 21, 2013 12:18 pm
Echo
turtleschell
turtleschell
21 January 2013

Our Red Ink Home-WE HAVE KEYS!!

Our Red Ink Home-WE HAVE KEYS!!
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

eagerly awaiting furnishing pics..

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turtleschell
Jan 21, 2013 12:12 pm
atom_ute
atom_ute
21 January 2013

Vacant land - public liability insurance

Vacant land - public liability insurance
QLD

As most of you are aware, the builder's insurance takes over once the builder commences construction on your block. This is generally why most builders are very picky…

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atom_ute
Jan 21, 2013 10:59 am
atom_ute
Jen1977
Jen1977
21 January 2013

Rawson homes vs Masterton

Rawson homes vs Masterton
NSW

Forg you just have to be difficult don't you :wink: Rawson yes their admin period is long and painful, and I have been tearing my hair out waiting for bricks on my build, I…

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Jen1977
Jan 21, 2013 10:54 am
lmille32
lmille32
21 January 2013

Starting fees that don't go on the mortgage.

Starting fees that don't go on the mortgage.
NSW

Luckily first home buyers get an exemption from stamp duty in nsw at the moment so I shouldn't have to pay that.

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lmille32
Jan 21, 2013 10:27 am
lmille32
acherion
acherion
21 January 2013

┠ Acherion's Ascent 2500 | Moved in! ┨

┠ Acherion's Ascent 2500 | Moved in! ┨
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Thanks Acherion I thought it was a water overflow... My parents house in Mernda Villages had one at the rear of the property and that…

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acherion
Jan 21, 2013 9:59 am
acherion
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snakeman
Jan 21, 2013 7:19 am
Em.Russ
Em.Russ
21 January 2013

Suggested stacker door coverings to mix with shutters??

Suggested stacker door coverings to mix with shutters??
NSW

Hi lilac, great thread topic, I'm glad you asked as I'm also wondering the same. My living room is a similar shape and set up to yours but I'm thinking of having double…

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Em.Russ
Jan 21, 2013 7:05 am
AC27
AC27
20 January 2013

Reticulation

Reticulation
WA

This is an issue I have been pondering in the back of my mind for a while also. As I have never had retic seems kind of technical. Think I might have to watch some youtube…

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AC27
Jan 20, 2013 9:20 pm
Konrad
Konrad
20 January 2013

Anyone building with Chelbrooke homes? (QLD)

Anyone building with Chelbrooke homes? (QLD)
QLD

Hi, We are looking for recommendations for a builder who can do split level designs. (block slopes down from road). Am keen to hear of anyone's experiences with…

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Konrad
Jan 20, 2013 3:46 pm
Paula24
Paula24
19 January 2013

Exterior Color

Exterior Color
SA
1, 2

Thank you for your respond. i am just worried about off white might look too stark and also i am introducing a new color. The properties next door and around our area…

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Paula24
Jan 19, 2013 7:23 pm
bashworth
bashworth
19 January 2013

Basic information needed for Victoria

Basic information needed for Victoria
VIC

If you are going to build two houses you will need to organise a subdivision to split the lot into two parts. The following link provides some info for Victorian…

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bashworth
Jan 19, 2013 7:02 pm
bashworth
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
19 January 2013

Building House with Henley

Building House with Henley
VIC

We are building with Plantation (QLD Henley), and while we having started the actual build yet, they have been very patient with us in the process of getting our finance…

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MalinViktoria
Jan 19, 2013 5:01 pm
MalinViktoria
Brannor
Brannor
19 January 2013

Eynesbury Township, West Melbourne

Eynesbury Township, West Melbourne
VIC
1, 2, 3

Well, stage 11A is underway in Eynesbury. I think I count 5 houses (ours and 4 others) that at least have the construction fences up. You can check my blog out for some…

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Brannor
Jan 19, 2013 4:03 pm
Lourance
Lourance
19 January 2013

Cost to change design - add/change rooms

Cost to change design - add/change rooms
WA

Builders will normaly charge for additional areas by a standard house square measurement, so depending on the builder it can be anything from $9k-$15k per square. A…

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Lourance
Jan 19, 2013 12:50 pm
Taylor22
Taylor22
19 January 2013

Building a new home in selandra rise with simonds

Building a new home in selandra rise with simonds
VIC

Hi Angie, im building with simonds as well but not in selandra rise. I look forward to following your build. How is it all going? Do you have any pics?

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Taylor22
Jan 19, 2013 12:08 pm
Taylor22
Lurgen
Lurgen
19 January 2013

Electrical Plan - Tips and Tricks

Electrical Plan - Tips and Tricks
VIC
1, 2, 3

QFT Any other suggestions…

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Lurgen
Jan 19, 2013 8:25 am
Lurgen
1rocky
1rocky
19 January 2013

Split level dreamer. All systems go!

Split level dreamer. All systems go!
VIC

congrats on the start just subscribed and looking forward to seeing the build

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1rocky
Jan 19, 2013 7:38 am
atom_ute
atom_ute
18 January 2013

Help with grey external weatherboard colour

Help with grey external weatherboard colour
VIC

Like you have said - I didn't have much of a say in choosing the…

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atom_ute
Jan 18, 2013 9:50 pm
atom_ute
Gingaskippy
Gingaskippy
18 January 2013

Building in Serpentine, WA

Building in Serpentine, WA
WA

Would I be better off getting some sort of an inspection done on the site before I went any further? Like soil tests etc. So I can get some idea as to how much work the…

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Gingaskippy
Jan 18, 2013 9:04 pm
daveandally1
daveandally1
18 January 2013

Living areas flooring choice

Living areas flooring choice
WA

Thank you Tash :) you're right, it's surprisingly hard wearing and even when it does scratch, it's barely noticeable!

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daveandally1
Jan 18, 2013 6:57 pm
daveandally1
Paula24
Paula24
18 January 2013

What color eaves and veranda posts?

What color eaves and veranda posts?
VIC

Hi I hope everything went well with your house and you probably enjoying living in it. Are you able to tell me what color eaves you ended up with please. And can you…

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Paula24
Jan 18, 2013 4:03 pm
Aitch72
Aitch72
18 January 2013

Building with Sekisui in Sydney - seeking advice

Building with Sekisui in Sydney - seeking advice
NSW

Hi Andrew I am building with Sekisui (they aquired AV Jennings) at The Ponds, NSW.... I didn't have a very good start initially with the customer service rep, but I just…

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Aitch72
Jan 18, 2013 10:24 am
Mclaren
Mclaren
18 January 2013

zircon's build with SPH - Moved in

zircon's build with SPH - Moved in
WA
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Hi - we're still waiting for those pics ..... ::lol::

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Mclaren
Jan 18, 2013 9:03 am
Mclaren
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dreaman
Jan 18, 2013 8:40 am
mimi23
mimi23
18 January 2013

Porter Davis Display - tile on facade

Porter Davis Display - tile on facade
VIC

Good news you''ve found something similar that's turned out to be a better match! :: Thanks for the update.

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mimi23
Jan 18, 2013 12:52 am
mimi23
Pellana
Pellana
18 January 2013

Bi-Fold windows - Flies!

Bi-Fold windows - Flies!
WA

After a quick google it certainly looks like you can get fly screens for a bifold The ones I was just looking at were retractable. Not sure on the prices but it would be…

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Pellana
Jan 17, 2013 11:39 pm
our dream home
our dream home
17 January 2013

thinking about building a house what about the extra costs?

thinking about building a house what about the extra costs?
NSW

We have built a few times even our first home was a house and land package! If our base price is $220,000 we add about another 20 to $40,000plus thousand..depending on…

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our dream home
Jan 17, 2013 8:58 pm
Novice8
Novice8
17 January 2013

Timber or Tiles - Pros & Cons

Timber or Tiles - Pros & Cons
NSW

Friends of ours have 4 children and have bamboo flooring - it's higher quality (from the range available) and it's worn really well - very…

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Novice8
Jan 17, 2013 7:38 pm
NOR-TTJ
NOR-TTJ
17 January 2013

Building with 101 Res. (WA) - WE ARE IN!

Building with 101 Res. (WA) - WE ARE IN!
WA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hi, Leighlou, What design did you go for with 101? Do you like their service? Are there much hidden cost? Thanks TT

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NOR-TTJ
Jan 17, 2013 7:22 pm
bradster181
bradster181
17 January 2013

Suggestion of builders for double storey home in Perth

Suggestion of builders for double storey home in Perth
WA

We are building with a sister builder of Perth Home Builders and have been very happy to date. Check them out at http://www.perthhomebuilders.net.au/

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bradster181
Jan 17, 2013 5:55 pm
bradster181
sarzza
sarzza
17 January 2013

JG King ZEST Facade...anyone got it?

JG King ZEST Facade...anyone got it?
VIC

hi, I really really hope you get this since u posted this so long ago.. we are building and are using the zest façade.. in the picture of the rendering it looks like…

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sarzza
Jan 17, 2013 4:14 pm
Dpat
Dpat
17 January 2013

Lyndarum 'proposed' Aquatic Centre

Lyndarum 'proposed' Aquatic Centre
VIC

It is false advertising and needs to be followed up for sure. The master plan for which link is provided by 'humble' is the new one.....the old one says 'Proposed…

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Dpat
Jan 17, 2013 3:12 pm
cinder
cinder
17 January 2013

Bathroom panelling

Bathroom panelling
VIC

I got a good response from Mel guys so thanks for the recommendation. Now, to get the builder on board with what I want!

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cinder
Jan 17, 2013 11:44 am
cinder
Smiely
Smiely
17 January 2013

Fairhaven Homes: Building in Livingston Cranbourne

Fairhaven Homes: Building in Livingston Cranbourne
VIC

Hi there, We're building next doors in ParksEdge :) Just saying hi! How far away from completion are you? x Smiely.

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Smiely
Jan 17, 2013 11:23 am
Daedalus
Daedalus
17 January 2013

Roof Tile Concrete Colour

Roof Tile Concrete Colour
WA

Hi All, We just recently had our roof tiles laid, the roof tiles are monier primes wildrice colour. THe concrete used on the corner tiles to hold them together is yellow,…

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Daedalus
Jan 17, 2013 9:51 am
Daedalus
srod
srod
17 January 2013

Is it OK to go on a long holiday during construction?

Is it OK to go on a long holiday during construction?
NSW

Hi all, Belated thanks for your replies to this discussion! SRod

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srod
Jan 17, 2013 6:53 am
ShdowKat
ShdowKat
16 January 2013

Pantry Doors - Painted not Laminated??

Pantry Doors - Painted not Laminated??
WA
1, 2

Can't wait to see it all finished...we've been living in the tiniest flat, with the tiniest kitchen for so long...we won't know ourselves.

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ShdowKat
Jan 16, 2013 10:34 pm
ShdowKat
PADAMS2012
PADAMS2012
16 January 2013

builder making changes/variations during build-advice please

builder making changes/variations during build-advice please
SA

It would rub me to wrong way to know it was an oversight and not being told about it then wanting client to pay for such a variation. So it's a variation when they see…

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PADAMS2012
Jan 16, 2013 6:58 pm
Bucket75
Bucket75
16 January 2013

Cracked walls - need brick veneer advice! Perth...

Cracked walls - need brick veneer advice! Perth...
WA

It seems you ask about cracks & using brick veneer & your builder runs for the hills! Or at least wont return your calls. EVERY house I have been into in Perth has…

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Bucket75
Jan 16, 2013 3:27 pm
Jen1977
Jen1977
16 January 2013

Games Room with Double Sliding Doors?

Games Room with Double Sliding Doors?
SA

We are having a games area at the back of our house, it has two sets of triple glass stacker doors. We will have a pool table and an air hockey table and I have never…

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Jen1977
Jan 16, 2013 3:03 pm


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