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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
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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
Kaz73
Kaz73
8 August 2013

Site levelling & options

Site levelling & options
VIC

Thank you all. After much brainstorming and searching we started to question why they were recommending this ridiculously high retaining wall when no one else in our…

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Kaz73
Aug 08, 2013 6:55 am
Dai
Dai
7 August 2013

Anyone building in Coombs (ACT)?

Anyone building in Coombs (ACT)?
ACT

Hi Rhyfelwr, We've just bought a block in Section 34 of stage 2, so it should be available sometime between November this year and May next year. We've checked out a few…

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Dai
Aug 07, 2013 8:27 pm
sinurt
sinurt
7 August 2013

Commodore homes

Commodore homes
VIC

Hi, we are also building with CH but we are also very early stages too as our land isn't due to be titled until Oct time!! So far I haven't had any major issues with the…

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sinurt
Aug 07, 2013 7:10 pm
sinurt
WPDownUnder
WPDownUnder
7 August 2013

Practical completion - how fussy should you be?

Practical completion - how fussy should you be?
WA

Thanks Brian. Appreciate you taking the time to respond and for letting us know the site is all good to go. Cheers for the kind DM also :)

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WPDownUnder
Aug 07, 2013 5:49 pm
1rocky
1rocky
7 August 2013

Where to "cut corners" or save money?

Where to "cut corners" or save money?
WA

floors for me , i decided on tiles as timber was much more expensive. i picked up tiles for 17 per sqm 500x 500 non rectified ,if you go a rectified tile it will cost…

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1rocky
Aug 07, 2013 11:49 am
suzan
suzan
7 August 2013

building contract

building contract
NSW

I am a big believer in making sure it's in writing. If you are not happy ask for it to be changed. Melamine isn't the same as Laminate. Its…

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suzan
Aug 07, 2013 10:31 am
Matergabiae
Matergabiae
7 August 2013

Question on building contract process

Question on building contract process
QLD

Came across this thread, and don't know where you're at with your choices. However, the single most important choice you can make, especially with sloping land, is which…

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Matergabiae
Aug 07, 2013 10:09 am
Matergabiae
Cameron32
Cameron32
7 August 2013

NBN connection-hillshub and data points location

NBN connection-hillshub and data points location
NSW

Thanks for your answer. I will go with option 2 and put 1 data points to media and another one to study nook in my plan. Place the hills hub to garage wall.

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Cameron32
Aug 07, 2013 9:35 am
Cameron32
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
6 August 2013

House size vs lot size

House size vs lot size
VIC
1, 2

It's an all too common problem. Blocks are getting smaller but the trend is for ever wider houses. Most single storey display houses don't…

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JazzyJess
Aug 06, 2013 11:20 pm
Baulkham Hills
Baulkham Hills
6 August 2013

Approaching PCI in a few weeks. DIY or get in an Inspector?

Approaching PCI in a few weeks. DIY or get in an Inspector?
VIC

I definately recommend getting an independent inspector in to look through your house at PCI. They are trained to pick up anything that may be in breach of BCA std, but…

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Baulkham Hills
Aug 06, 2013 11:17 pm
AndreaCosti
AndreaCosti
6 August 2013

Finding an architect/builder Newtown area

Finding an architect/builder Newtown area
NSW

Hi, In this case you are looking to have most likely a DA lodged through Council. The process of design, submit to Council and get an approval takes months. Say 4-5 in the…

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AndreaCosti
Aug 06, 2013 2:59 pm
candyapple
candyapple
6 August 2013

Help!! Austral Bricks Metropolis range

Help!! Austral Bricks Metropolis range
NSW

We have our external colours appointment tomorrow with our builder and are in a last minute panic with our brick choice. Hubby and I had shortlisted one brick each (Urban…

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candyapple
Aug 06, 2013 1:20 pm
Teamlg
Teamlg
6 August 2013

Williams Landing - Kingwell Neighbourhood - Boutique homes

Williams Landing - Kingwell Neighbourhood - Boutique homes
VIC

Hi Sam. We are building with Boutique in Williams Landing and we cant wait to move into our new home! PM me if you have any questions. Best wishes with your build:-)

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Teamlg
Aug 06, 2013 11:34 am
Adam.M
Adam.M
6 August 2013

redesigned slab due to problems with piers

redesigned slab due to problems with piers
NSW

This sounds very unfortunate on your behalf and poor on the builders behalf. All in all, if the builder ordered the soil test, had the slab engineered and specified,…

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Adam.M
Aug 06, 2013 9:24 am
NatsyPatsy78
NatsyPatsy78
5 August 2013

City of Joondalup WA code approval?

City of Joondalup WA code approval?
WA

Thanks all for your comments. We are finally building leighlou only up to the ground floor brickwork - we had a few site works issue which meant we had to get Satterley…

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NatsyPatsy78
Aug 05, 2013 10:29 pm
NatsyPatsy78
Mingles
Mingles
5 August 2013

Building the Manhattan 41 with Carlisle - Getting started

Building the Manhattan 41 with Carlisle - Getting started
VIC
1, 2

Osanya - Looks like you've been busy moving in and all! How's everything going? backtoblack - Good luck with the colour selection! If I could turn back time, I would…

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Mingles
Aug 05, 2013 9:11 pm
TinaG
TinaG
5 August 2013

building with Henley in The Point

building with Henley in The Point
SA

it is a waiting game isn't it! What a huge WIR.

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TinaG
Aug 05, 2013 1:42 pm
maximus
maximus
4 August 2013

DAs - neighbour evaluation period?

DAs - neighbour evaluation period?
NSW

I introduced myself to my neighbours today. Both sets are quite friendly which is good. There was no mention of any objection to my DA so it's looking good. One is a…

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maximus
Aug 04, 2013 5:09 pm
maximus
kellytosland
kellytosland
4 August 2013

Building with Aussie Living - Prestart completed

Building with Aussie Living - Prestart completed
WA

We are building in the new Dawson estate in Vasse, Busselton. With Aussie Living. Titles due sept/oct. My sales rep has been wonderful so far!

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kellytosland
Aug 04, 2013 5:05 pm
MR2
MR2
4 August 2013

Arrrg Council!

Arrrg Council!
NSW

Just wanted to say, Liverpool council.... at the start of working towards actually being able to build, were 6-8 weeks, now that our approval is ACTUALLY at council they…

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MR2
Aug 04, 2013 5:00 pm
MR2

To give you an idea of what is possible in that size space, I am building a 34.5sq ( 320.42 sqm ) home in a space of a similar size. My slab is sitting on a footprint…

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maximus
Aug 04, 2013 11:52 am
maximus
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
3 August 2013

Floor Tiles - Cost? Ceramic vs Porcelain? Rectified?

Floor Tiles - Cost? Ceramic vs Porcelain? Rectified?
WA

we bought 600 x 600 rectified glazed porcelain for $36ish per square metre. laying cost is anything from $40-$70 per square metre depending on who you get to quote. The…

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xxkatxx
Aug 03, 2013 10:37 pm
maximus
maximus
3 August 2013

Landscaping Plans DIY

Landscaping Plans DIY
NSW

Some councils have DAs online. Planning alerts site may help you to find some recently submitted…

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maximus
Aug 03, 2013 8:06 pm
maximus
JCMiller
JCMiller
3 August 2013

Looking for a builder to build outside Melbourne

Looking for a builder to build outside Melbourne
VIC

We are looking for an independent builder to build a kit home outside Melbourne. We dont want to use a big company, as we want to keep the costs down. If anyone can…

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JCMiller
Aug 03, 2013 5:58 pm
pacificisis
pacificisis
2 August 2013

Masterton Homes - The new thread 3.0

Masterton Homes - The new thread 3.0
NSW
1 ... 150, 151, 152

Hi everyone. I am considering building the Symphony MBTF with Masterton at Edmondson Park (Bardia). I have spoken to a sales rep at Warwick…

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pacificisis
Aug 02, 2013 8:48 pm
pacificisis
zebulun11
zebulun11
2 August 2013

Metricon vs Carlisle

Metricon vs Carlisle
VIC
1, 2

Thanks heaps Lindrum52 for your feedback and recommendation. Unfortunately, we weren't able to request for the same site supervisor due to location differences. Anyone…

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zebulun11
Aug 02, 2013 3:31 pm
sazzy91
sazzy91
2 August 2013

Earthwork Contractors

Earthwork Contractors
WA

Hi ****, I am in WA but thanks - we were meeting with people on site and they just wouldnt get back to us so we were trying other avenues. We ended up going with…

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sazzy91
Aug 02, 2013 2:00 pm
Patrick Boucher
Patrick Boucher
2 August 2013

Buying floor plans online

Buying floor plans online
NSW

Hi Mark K, Personally I think you need to start with the site/block/property & work towards a design from there. The plans you buy on line might not work on the site you…

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Patrick Boucher
Aug 02, 2013 1:29 pm
Patrick Boucher
TinaG
TinaG
2 August 2013

Building New house! Forest Park Doolendella

Building New house! Forest Park Doolendella
QLD

How exciting! $200 is a good price for something that size. Hope your prelim goes well.

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TinaG
Aug 02, 2013 11:00 am
TinaG
TinaG
2 August 2013

What's the first thing to sort out?

What's the first thing to sort out?
WA

So you mean like the construction materials? Timber, double brick, brick veneer, concrete blocks, Hebel, Benex, prefab panels, straw. What you wish to build out of will…

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TinaG
Aug 02, 2013 8:48 am
sidelicious
sidelicious
2 August 2013

Anyone building Montana Q1 with Henley

Anyone building Montana Q1 with Henley
VIC

We are building our first home in point cook. I really like henley montana q1's floorplan. Any advice about henley?? The site cost quoted by them in that area is very…

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sidelicious
Aug 02, 2013 8:42 am
Rifu
Rifu
1 August 2013

Broadway Homes Perth

Broadway Homes Perth
WA

Their display homes look the best among many but prices are indeed higher. I build mine with them, not too bad. Although i wanted the tiles the same in the bathroom but…

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Rifu
Aug 01, 2013 6:35 pm



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