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kidsbuggingme
kidsbuggingme
21 August 2013

How long to build 2 storey home?

How long to build 2 storey home?
NSW

Ours has been extended to 30 weeks (from standard 26) for a 45sq two storey in Sydney. I think that's reasonable.

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kidsbuggingme
Aug 21, 2013 9:13 am
kidsbuggingme
Se2 J
Se2 J
20 August 2013

Unmanageable soil - Screw Pile

Unmanageable soil - Screw Pile
VIC

I agree with both Ch0p and Hamilton23 if you have signed a fixed price contract they cannot charge you more. Ask Simonds to provide you soil test reports.

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Se2 J
Aug 20, 2013 10:20 pm
Tans1970
Tans1970
20 August 2013

Sunshine Coast Tradies

Sunshine Coast Tradies
QLD

Hi all I am looking for recommendations on great reliable tradies for building a deck to the alfresco, patio and proch, paving a driveway, and render/paint to house?? …

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Tans1970
Aug 20, 2013 11:52 am
Tans1970
builderforlife
builderforlife
19 August 2013

energy - star rating - insulation

energy - star rating - insulation
VIC

The building code of Australia 2013 calls for external walls in zone 6 to have a toal R Value of 2.8. Just remember that this is the whole wall system, not just the added…

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builderforlife
Aug 19, 2013 8:11 pm
builderforlife
fancy pants
fancy pants
19 August 2013

Building The Vines - Dale Alcock

Building The Vines - Dale Alcock
WA
1, 2, 3

Did everything go well, Alessia? Hope you've been quiet because you're too busy enjoying your fabulous new home!

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fancy pants
Aug 19, 2013 11:33 am
fancy pants
leighton
leighton
19 August 2013

Building on acreage in Brisbane - where to start?!?

Building on acreage in Brisbane - where to start?!?
QLD

My advice is to find a good designer builder, preferably a 3D designer builder. If not you need to find out everything you need to know about the block before you are…

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leighton
Aug 19, 2013 9:43 am
leighton
robbie55
robbie55
19 August 2013

Comparing tenders

Comparing tenders
NSW

Soil type on documents held with council are H1. Apparently builder A's report says its P and have designed an M class slab for us (?). A shame council does not let you…

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robbie55
Aug 19, 2013 6:56 am
robbie55
wrethm01
wrethm01
18 August 2013

First Homebuyers Building in Aveley (Celebration Homes)

First Homebuyers Building in Aveley (Celebration Homes)
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Thanks Tez, Yeah we like living out here - it's just the commute that's getting to us. That and all our friends and family are in the Northern burbs. I've become…

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wrethm01
Aug 18, 2013 10:55 pm
wrethm01
sherro1
sherro1
18 August 2013

Somerfield Keysborough Stage 15ers

Somerfield Keysborough Stage 15ers
VIC
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Hi, congrats on Cypress Waters looks like a nice spot. i was the first house up on stage 15. Actually have now moved to Singapore for a couple of years and to put some…

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sherro1
Aug 18, 2013 3:10 pm
happystarz
happystarz
17 August 2013

Building a new house!

Building a new house!
VIC

Hi ya, you can get any of the doors off their brochure / website. I also found that side of things frustrating not being able to know how much…

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happystarz
Aug 17, 2013 10:45 am
swils
swils
16 August 2013

Recommended Cairns Builders

Recommended Cairns Builders
QLD

Hi everyone, i've been creeping the forum for a little while and have been really impressed with the builds going on - there's a lot of inspiration out there! :: My OH and…

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swils
Aug 16, 2013 8:49 pm
Dexter
Dexter
16 August 2013

First time Builder in Perth :)

First time Builder in Perth :)
WA
1, 2, 3

Hi Amri Would be nice to see an update! cheers

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Dexter
Aug 16, 2013 6:54 pm
dotgif
dotgif
16 August 2013

Timeframe for internals

Timeframe for internals
NSW

We have completed Brickwork and Roof tiles. The next stage will internals. Can someone please let me know how long the builders usually take…

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dotgif
Aug 16, 2013 6:50 pm
dotgif
Metroid
Metroid
16 August 2013

Dirt Fill required

Dirt Fill required
NSW

Probably need a bit more data; ie a state or town...

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Metroid
Aug 16, 2013 2:27 pm
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TinaG
Aug 16, 2013 12:21 pm
Forg
Forg
16 August 2013

Wisdom Home HYDRAULIC VARIATION -- help

Wisdom Home HYDRAULIC VARIATION -- help
NSW

Hi bbsyd & everyone, We are at the tender stage with WH and will be signing soon. We have a Hydraulics Allowance of 20k in our tender and I…

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Forg
Aug 16, 2013 10:49 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
16 August 2013

Plantation homes - Sienna Style ?

Plantation homes - Sienna Style ?
QLD
1, 2

No - I'll have to ask my wife how to do it ... :)

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Saint Mike
Aug 16, 2013 7:04 am
Saint Mike
timbo7
timbo7
16 August 2013

Perth building designer or builder for timber framed home

Perth building designer or builder for timber framed home
WA

I would like to add to this discussion as a Licenced Builder. The Builders Code of Australia (BCA) is a great resource for construction. It outlines a variety of…

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timbo7
Aug 16, 2013 12:35 am
Speedwaychick68
Speedwaychick68
15 August 2013

Council/Builder.

Council/Builder.
WA

Hi bryceyd, if I were you I would find out by ringing the council in question yourself just to double check. A few times I have needed extra information and the Shires…

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Speedwaychick68
Aug 15, 2013 9:41 pm
Speedwaychick68
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
15 August 2013

What can I get for 300k??????

What can I get for 300k??????
VIC

Divide the m2 by 9.29 to find the squares. Eg. 290m2 equals 31.2sq.

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HomeAngels
Aug 15, 2013 9:16 pm
HomeAngels
gbindra
gbindra
15 August 2013

Building new house in Crace ACT

Building new house in Crace ACT
ACT

Hi all , We've just purchased a block of land in Crace , now going through the process of selecting builders,getting quotes etc..can anyone please recommend good builders …

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gbindra
Aug 15, 2013 10:18 am
bgalway
bgalway
15 August 2013

Aluminium slat Knotwood timber gates

Aluminium slat Knotwood timber gates
NSW

Gates in those sizes are about $1000 - $1100 (both) in material cost in any of our Knotwood colours. This is without mounting posts to hang the gate off or hardware eg,…

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bgalway
Aug 15, 2013 7:17 am
gogo65
gogo65
14 August 2013

Custom Build in Liverpool area

Custom Build in Liverpool area
NSW

I would say you would be up for $450-500k for that finish. I built with zen homes in Sydney and the majority of your wish list is standard inclusions for them. With…

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341
gogo65
Aug 14, 2013 8:59 pm
gogo65
meowsy
meowsy
14 August 2013

What kind of weather will put off slab pour?

What kind of weather will put off slab pour?
VIC

ok, thanks bashworth. I've got my fingers crossed for the giant puddles to evaporate over the coming days!

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meowsy
Aug 14, 2013 7:51 pm
meowsy
mrmrsmac
mrmrsmac
14 August 2013

First time builders - FHOG

First time builders - FHOG
NSW

Seano - building in young nsw

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mrmrsmac
Aug 14, 2013 6:27 pm
sphell
sphell
14 August 2013

Contract start date - what's the deal?

Contract start date - what's the deal?
VIC

That's a good point, I never thought of it like that! Im going from memory here but i think they have allowed about 260 days for the build but that blows out to about 320…

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sphell
Aug 14, 2013 2:45 pm
turtleschell
turtleschell
14 August 2013

WA - Alkimos/Butler/Yanchep

WA - Alkimos/Butler/Yanchep
WA
1, 2

The new North Butler Primary School is opening next year. I imagine many Alkimos kids will attend it. It's a two minute walk from my house, so I'm waiting to hear back…

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turtleschell
Aug 14, 2013 12:00 pm
TommynXtine
TommynXtine
14 August 2013

“Project Dream Home” – Cammeray @ Middleton Grange

“Project Dream Home” – Cammeray @ Middleton Grange
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Thanks Rocky. We should have it stained on the weekend. Took RH long enough to sort out. They did the under balcony in the spotted gum and completely missed the section…

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TommynXtine
Aug 14, 2013 11:18 am
TommynXtine
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April30
Aug 14, 2013 10:33 am
GoneBonkers
GoneBonkers
13 August 2013

Is anyone currently building with Eagle Homes in Sydney

Is anyone currently building with Eagle Homes in Sydney
NSW

YES! It took them over a year for the plans to be drawn up. They threaten you with price increases before they give you a start date to build, yet it's because of their…

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GoneBonkers
Aug 13, 2013 8:11 pm
April30
April30
13 August 2013

Boral Fusion Range Bricks

Boral Fusion Range Bricks
NSW

Hey Ice32, How's your house going? We got a sample of the Vic Blue today an we are kinda disappointed :( The bricks they sent are really poor quality. Maybe it's just a…

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April30
Aug 13, 2013 7:58 pm
bevnic
bevnic
13 August 2013

Building in Aveley, plans - opinions please

Building in Aveley, plans - opinions please
WA

Yes Redstorm that's the dimensions of the block. We like the verandah but had already pushed our budget with the raked ceilings & our elevation upgrades. We had to stop…

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bevnic
Aug 13, 2013 6:54 pm

Hey Staceyd, Sorry to hear about your situation. Site fall is often way more than you think. I know ours was, hard to see it before extra fences went up around our block.…

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Metroid
Aug 13, 2013 1:55 pm
NeilP
NeilP
13 August 2013

Golf Course Estate, Edmondson Park

Golf Course Estate, Edmondson Park
NSW

We considered this estate but noticed that there…

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NeilP
Aug 13, 2013 1:21 pm
NeilP
nerak
nerak
13 August 2013

Balmoral Rd release kellyville

Balmoral Rd release kellyville
NSW
1 ... 55, 56, 57

Please consider joining our fight to save the Hills Centre from demolition. Details can be found here - http://savethehillscentre.weebly.com/ And facebook page here -

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nerak
Aug 13, 2013 9:59 am
gpk
gpk
12 August 2013

George's Fair - Clarendon Homes

George's Fair - Clarendon Homes
NSW

Hi Guys, Has anyone recently finalised and signed a Clarendon tender? Can you provide any tips and did you negotiate any discount or inclusions? We are due for our tender…

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gpk
Aug 12, 2013 11:37 pm
falconsfire
falconsfire
12 August 2013

Interim Occupancy Certificate

Interim Occupancy Certificate
NSW

so just curious what happened in the end? did you guys manage to sort it out?

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falconsfire
Aug 12, 2013 9:08 pm
laura250blue
laura250blue
12 August 2013

Choosing a Builder based on incentives...

Choosing a Builder based on incentives...
WA

I know, it can be. I am just going to take the advice on here and list exactly what I want and see who can do the best deal. Im going into this with my eyes open, not…

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laura250blue
Aug 12, 2013 6:52 pm
NeilP
NeilP
12 August 2013

Talana Estate - Edmonson Park

Talana Estate - Edmonson Park
NSW

there are other developers selling in edmondson park soon. One is Talana Rise, the other is Village square and a bit further up is the golf…

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NeilP
Aug 12, 2013 12:45 pm
NeilP
SychoAngel
SychoAngel
12 August 2013

Building an Inspiration with wisdom :)

Building an Inspiration with wisdom :)
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi Inspiration30 Was just wondering how everything has been going with your home? We are also looking at building the wisdom inspiration 30 and would love to hear how…

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SychoAngel
Aug 12, 2013 10:10 am
SychoAngel
buildingahouse
buildingahouse
11 August 2013

WA: Building "The Rendezvous" - Main Area Tile Pics

WA: Building "The Rendezvous" - Main Area Tile Pics
WA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Im loving your colour scheme... What colour is your roof?

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buildingahouse
Aug 11, 2013 9:00 pm

If sewer is not available then you will need a septic system. Building companies charge a fortune on top of the real price for a septic system. In most cases,…

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hj84
Aug 11, 2013 6:49 pm
ESB
ESB
11 August 2013

ESB's beach retreat ... from start to finish!

ESB's beach retreat ... from start to finish!
QLD
1, 2, 3

It has been ages since I have been on here ... we've been here nearly two years and still love it. No major issues ... there are heaps of thing I would have done…

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ESB
Aug 11, 2013 4:05 pm
ESB
jessebiggo
jessebiggo
11 August 2013

Nocked back 1st attempt =( discouraged and distraught

Nocked back 1st attempt =( discouraged and distraught
QLD

my bankrupcy was soley for my past home, at that time I had one other loan for a motorbike and now we own outright both our vehicles, 2 trail bikes, our entire home…

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jessebiggo
Aug 11, 2013 2:31 pm
unit
unit
10 August 2013

Moorookyle - anyone??

Moorookyle - anyone??
VIC
1, 2

Hi everyone! We have lived in the Moorookyle Estate for a few years now and absolutely loving it. We have had no issues since here and we are here because of all the…

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unit
Aug 10, 2013 2:31 pm
mlb
mlb
10 August 2013

Grey Water Diversion and Rain water tank

Grey Water Diversion and Rain water tank
VIC

Just saw an article in the West Australian's New Home mag about the Aquarius grey water diversion…

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mlb
Aug 10, 2013 1:36 pm
mlb
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
10 August 2013

Feedback on concept design

Feedback on concept design

thanks for the feedback. Big thumbs up for moving ensuite door back. New neater plans attached, plus swapped rooms and activity around.

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Perth_Euro
Aug 10, 2013 12:32 pm
AndreaCosti
AndreaCosti
8 August 2013

Semi-detached house knock down & rebuild

Semi-detached house knock down & rebuild
SA

Hi Superhouse, As an Architect myself I can advise the knock down should not touch the existing wall partition between the two properties. When you build on a semi you…

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AndreaCosti
Aug 08, 2013 6:40 pm
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LittleWing
Aug 08, 2013 5:40 pm
LittleWing


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