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Express Two Storey (Ventura Group) build in Hocking, WA

Express Two Storey (Ventura Group) build in Hocking, WA
WA
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Wine and shopping - definitely a good distraction! I don't really drink myself so maybe I should start shopping! ☺

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Dani_J
Jul 27, 2017 7:09 am

M & C's First Build with HGWA - Eglinton

M & C's First Build with HGWA - Eglinton
WA
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We had to have two different materials on the front elevation, a "design feature" which was either a gable, balcony, gabelets, a bay window, timber or weatherboard…

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m0llss
Jul 27, 2017 12:18 am

HGWA in Calleya Estate

HGWA in Calleya Estate
WA
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I hear your pain, Madora Dreamer. It is super depressing when nothing happens. The only thing I can say is that EVENTUALLY it WILL happen!

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Mrsxtro01
Jul 26, 2017 10:55 pm
mrsdoe
mrsdoe
16 h

Our First Home Build with Commodore Homes in Seville Grove!

Our First Home Build with Commodore Homes in Seville Grove!
WA
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Congrats on settlement and getting your permit, great news! Follow our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura Group): http://tinyurl.com/jlykgph

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mrsdoe
Jul 26, 2017 4:30 pm
mrsdoe

2nd week into Brickworks 🙄

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CC1987
Jul 25, 2017 7:12 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
24 July

First timers - Smart Homes for Living in Wellard

First timers - Smart Homes for Living in Wellard
WA
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Bunnings has some good options. Went there to look at house numbers XDD I have a mailbox already, but they did have some nice ones. :DD I like their lighting options too.…

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aloenyx
Jul 24, 2017 7:45 pm
aloenyx
mrsdoe
mrsdoe
24 July

Ventura Cowaramup Lodge Darling Downs

Ventura Cowaramup Lodge Darling Downs
WA
1, 2

That rainbow looks amazing nicjam! Plus the house is looking pretty great. Shames it's been so wet recently because it makes it a bit hard for them to get much…

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mrsdoe
Jul 24, 2017 6:41 pm
mrsdoe
danbiscuit
danbiscuit
24 July

Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread
WA
1, 2

Hi Rachel, thank you! We spent months and months refining our plan before signing with our builder. I've sent you a private message with costs :)

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danbiscuit
Jul 24, 2017 11:18 am
danbiscuit

New build with Redink Madora Bay

New build with Redink Madora Bay
WA
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I have told everyone that today!! They all laughed 😂😂😂

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Madora Dreamer
Jul 21, 2017 8:25 pm
Madora Dreamer
m0llss
m0llss
21 July

Our First Home - Home Group WA

Our First Home - Home Group WA
WA
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The doors look great especially against the carpet!

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m0llss
Jul 21, 2017 1:38 am
m0llss
m0llss
20 July

First Timer (Built By Momu @ Calleya)

First Timer (Built By Momu @ Calleya)
WA

Hi, following your build. Love the plan! We're around the same stage as you in Eglinton, will be interesting to see how the builds go

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m0llss
Jul 20, 2017 7:12 pm

The ceilings and 'superwall' have gone in!! Need the cornices still though. It only took them two days, they were there after dark working with torchlight! Pictures of…

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spiffmiff
Jul 19, 2017 11:40 pm
spiffmiff
rosemi
rosemi
19 July

Doing it again

Doing it again
WA
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I'm paying for my solar system via certegy. Wasn't planning to get them so soon, but wth. Power bills will be lower now so the money that would have gone to paying off…

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rosemi
Jul 19, 2017 8:31 pm
rosemi

Our build with Easystart Homes in Carissa Estate (Seville Gr

Our build with Easystart Homes in Carissa Estate (Seville Gr
WA
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I went through Keystart too and it was fairly straightforward. My broker friend made sure everything was prepared well in advance (and I had a heap of time too so made…

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Imightbedave
Jul 18, 2017 12:01 am

What you want is a squat block design which is one made for a more square block like they often end up with in newer developments because of how they divide up the land…

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mrsdoe
Jul 17, 2017 9:23 pm
mrsdoe

HBC build - Lakelands

HBC build - Lakelands
WA

Ive been reading this site for advice and its so wonderful. Anyway its my time to start my blog. Back in September 2016 I accidently gave my details to a builder who…

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reallyunsure
Jul 17, 2017 1:34 pm
Michelle
Michelle
16 July

Interior and exterior colours

Interior and exterior colours
WA

So sorry Homeone, I have been extremely busy in my business.... I hope this person got it sorted with a good outcome.

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Michelle
Jul 16, 2017 6:08 pm
Michelle
Jess_89
Jess_89
15 July

First Build HGWA

First Build HGWA
WA
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Looking great!! The time will fly!!

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Jess_89
Jul 15, 2017 1:45 pm
Jess_89
spiffmiff
spiffmiff
14 July

Summit homes Perth

Summit homes Perth
WA

Hi!!! We're building with Summit too. We had a changeover of supervisors a little while ago, and we lost Victor. Your journey sounds similar to ours, very slow to start…

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spiffmiff
Jul 14, 2017 10:44 pm
spiffmiff

SURVEY FEES

SURVEY FEES
WA

THEYsaiditseasy123 I assume the block was already surveyed for the subdivision and they would have established CPs then?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 14, 2017 8:32 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
emts
emts
13 July

ADDITIONAL POWER RUN (INCL TRENCHING)

ADDITIONAL POWER RUN (INCL TRENCHING)
WA

mine in vic was just over 17K extra for 120 meters (3 phase however so some more cable costs plus does go up the longer it is) but seems inline

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emts
Jul 13, 2017 4:27 pm
voltairevi
voltairevi
12 July

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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I had ours moved closer to the kitchen and it costed me $180 to extend the pavement.

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voltairevi
Jul 12, 2017 7:40 pm
dexx
dexx
7 July

Celebration Homes - Lennox - All finished - Garden & Lights

Celebration Homes - Lennox - All finished - Garden & Lights
WA
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Now that the dust has well and truly settled, are you happy with how your home turned out and happy with how Celebration performed? How were they in terms of letting you…

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dexx
Jul 07, 2017 6:10 pm

So we are now just awaiting our windows and doors for the lockup phase. Roof tiles are on, internal walls have plumbing, electrical wiring embedded, render and the…

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Denea
Jul 07, 2017 11:02 am
Denea

Building with Ventura in Bushmead, WA

Building with Ventura in Bushmead, WA
WA
1, 2, 3

Hi Kzee, Did you know you can look up your BAL area via DFES website. There is a link for 2017 updated information. . The relevant detail for BAL is contained in…

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building inspections
Jul 06, 2017 9:23 pm
building inspections

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
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ardentoulouse.blogspot.com.au for our Toulouse build with Arden Homes :) south east melbourne

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geminithinker
Jul 04, 2017 10:17 pm

Building with Summit on rural land.

Building with Summit on rural land.
WA

Have to use an offsite hosting company only allows url linked images here?

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Common as muck
Jul 02, 2017 11:11 pm
Common as muck
llah
llah
2 July

10m Frontage Block - Dreamstart Build - Calleya Estate

10m Frontage Block - Dreamstart Build - Calleya Estate
WA
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Hi El, can you please tell me the details of your painter? Thanks

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llah
Jul 02, 2017 3:05 am
jshaw88
jshaw88
29 June

B & D's First build with HGWA

B & D's First build with HGWA
WA
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Yes please message his details through that would be great thanks! Glad to hear that you didn't have too many issues all up :-) Thanks Again!

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jshaw88
Jun 29, 2017 5:34 pm
Althom
Althom
26 June

First Build in Perth - Choosing a Builder

First Build in Perth - Choosing a Builder
WA
1, 2, 3

Be very wary of Dale Alcock Homes. Lot's of promises, flashy HQ and then when it gets down to it you'll be treated like dirt.

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Althom
Jun 26, 2017 10:08 am
Althom
KeepCalm
KeepCalm
20 June

Carli on Carbeen

Carli on Carbeen
WA

Knew I was a crap blogger - here I am about to receive my keys. It has been a fairly smooth process so I haven't been scared away of attempting it again in the…

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KeepCalm
Jun 20, 2017 5:39 pm
KeepCalm
ruraldoc
ruraldoc
18 June

Un-buildable block - Advice needed.

Un-buildable block - Advice needed.
WA

Hi Pete, that sounds like a terrible situation! And really sorry I have no idea how I would approach this, but seems like a solicitor is probably the way to go.…

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ruraldoc
Jun 18, 2017 1:49 am
ruraldoc
AKB
AKB
13 June

Family Home - Bedfordale

Family Home - Bedfordale
WA
1 ... 44, 45, 46

That blows me away - they made my wood holder - small world :-)

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AKB
Jun 13, 2017 10:23 pm
AKB
spiffmiff
spiffmiff
13 June

HomeOne Building Threads

HomeOne Building Threads
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Please add me :) State: WA Location: Perth SOR Builder: Summit Home: Orchard (Modified) User: spiffmiff Link: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=85363

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spiffmiff
Jun 13, 2017 4:44 pm
spiffmiff
bluetitan
bluetitan
9 June

New Build in Melton West with JG King

New Build in Melton West with JG King
WA

I couldnt emphasis Doc Freemans comments more, some things just arent what they seem!

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bluetitan
Jun 09, 2017 10:30 pm
Dvp
Dvp
9 June

PCI.. but there is no fall on bathroom and laundry drains!

PCI.. but there is no fall on bathroom and laundry drains!
WA

Hi all.. after a journey that felt like forever (it was actually quite fast :) ), we have reached PCI on our build with Easystart in Perth. Overall we have had very little…

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Dvp
Jun 09, 2017 6:13 pm
Dvp
arcadelt
arcadelt
8 June

Masterwall - Resale impacts

Masterwall - Resale impacts
WA

http://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/features/features-articles/what-s-with-perth-s-addiction-to-double-brick-buil

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arcadelt
Jun 08, 2017 5:11 pm
JayCee24
JayCee24
5 June

First Home - New Generation Homes or Homegroup WA

First Home - New Generation Homes or Homegroup WA
WA

Our Valuations came back 20k under, sales guy tried to make us remove things. I didn't budge and I knew the only way out was declined finance, as per mortgage broker if…

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JayCee24
Jun 05, 2017 12:54 pm
Horsegirl
Horsegirl
3 June

rural or country builders

rural or country builders
WA

We are 4 months in our build with Rural Building Company, in Wandi. So far its all been excellent!

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Horsegirl
Jun 03, 2017 5:13 pm
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Jess_89
Jun 02, 2017 10:54 pm
Jess_89
amilelka
amilelka
2 June

Any thoughts on building with BGC homes?...first time build

Any thoughts on building with BGC homes?...first time build
WA

Hi We built with Commodore homes. In our experience we found that their paperwork had a lot of errors, and the administrative side of things was a nightmare. The actual…

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amilelka
Jun 02, 2017 11:15 am
ZoePerth
ZoePerth
29 May

Our First Build - The Vive - Craigie 6025 - Aveling Homes

Our First Build - The Vive - Craigie 6025 - Aveling Homes
WA

We built with Aveling too, how's your build gone, you nearly finished now?

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ZoePerth
May 29, 2017 1:23 pm
jaymak
jaymak
25 May

WA - Perception Homes vs In-Vogue Homes

WA - Perception Homes vs In-Vogue Homes
WA

Thanks tdk14! I'll have a look through it and see. It seems of the builders I'm looking at, they're all pretty much on par except Summit which is a bit ahead. Thanks…

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jaymak
May 25, 2017 10:28 am
jaymak
soura
soura
24 May

Our new home in the Vale Estate, Aveley- Celebration Homes

Our new home in the Vale Estate, Aveley- Celebration Homes
WA

So its exactly a week to PCI or New Home Presentation as Celebration homes call it. It makes me anxious, not having access to the house. Can someone please tell me what I…

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soura
May 24, 2017 1:31 pm
soura

Perth Water

Perth Water
WA
1, 2

Update: I finally purchased Fleck Water Softener and it is working good, still can't comment on it before using it for atleast 30 days.

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Bella_Jeri
May 20, 2017 5:16 pm
naziac
naziac
18 May

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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I've been so curious about this and its been nagging me to search here! So glad to have found this thread! We visited our land every 4-6 weeks as we lived about 30mins out…

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naziac
May 18, 2017 10:54 am
awells
awells
16 May

House plan with theatre/lounge at front

House plan with theatre/lounge at front
WA

Hello I'm looking for floor plan ideas where the lounge/theatre is at the front of the house before the master bedroom. I'm currently in home group WA's grand retreat…

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awells
May 16, 2017 8:35 pm

Any one else building in Success?

Any one else building in Success?
WA

We just started building in Success. Anyone else? Share your houseplans!

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Katalyst
May 09, 2017 9:12 pm

WHAT IS YOUR FRUSTRATION?

WHAT IS YOUR FRUSTRATION?
WA

fair comparison of all builders before selecting them, there's so much confusion with inclusions and what not. There should be a standard way to compare each of the…

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jpmontoya
May 09, 2017 11:03 am
jpmontoya


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