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steel
steel
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WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park
WA
1, 2

So upstairs walls are in and roofing done. Looks beautiful. Stuck my head upstairs to try and get a feel for the rooms. In some ways it seems much bigger but the MBR and…

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steel
Jan 21, 2019 12:42 pm
Tradie89
Tradie89
15 January

Building with Hamlen Homes - Perth (previously metro homes)

Building with Hamlen Homes - Perth (previously metro homes)
WA

January 2019 Update* Brickwork complete 12/10/18 Roof cover complete 08/11/18 Lockup stage 30/11/18 WOW how quickly and seamless the process has been so far. I have an…

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Tradie89
Jan 15, 2019 8:25 pm

Latest Update. We've been told we could have PCI by the end of the month :-D:-D

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mitchell_owens
Jan 14, 2019 9:38 am
averina
averina
12 January

Home Zone - Munster

Home Zone - Munster
WA

jodyanne, we have recently signed up with HomeZone and we are blown away by the professionalism and honesty we have received so far from Martyn. How was your experience in…

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averina
Jan 12, 2019 6:41 pm
kirashogun
kirashogun
8 January

Dishwasher Recess / Built-In

Dishwasher Recess / Built-In
WA

There is no big difference apart from 4-6 screws holding the integrated version to the rest of the cabinet but integrated/semi integrated will look a lot nicer. They are…

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kirashogun
Jan 08, 2019 3:40 pm
amilelka
amilelka
7 January

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1, 2, 3

We chose vinyl timber look Venetians for our windows. We have a park across the road so we wanted to be able to completely open the blinds for the views. Plus it was a…

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amilelka
Jan 07, 2019 3:38 pm

For our flooring we decided not to get tiling to the main living area as per the package we had with Ventura. Instead we went with vinyl plank which saved us some money…

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alt
Jan 06, 2019 6:21 pm
alt
dany
dany
17 December 2018

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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well they have said they will replace the doors and dry out the floor. I have asked them to get the stairs assessed by the supplier / manufacturer . There is a race…

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dany
Dec 17, 2018 8:02 pm
dany
vanessah2015
vanessah2015
16 December 2018

HGWA Baldivis

HGWA Baldivis
WA
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Hi I hope prestart goes okay for you, it’s such a full On but fun day, I love our ashwood gloss cabinetry and I personally feel it goes really well with a Carrera…

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vanessah2015
Dec 16, 2018 2:01 am
vanessah2015
itschardy
itschardy
12 December 2018

New Build - External Rendering Question

New Build - External Rendering Question
WA

Thanks for the info and taking the time to reply, really appreciate it!

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itschardy
Dec 12, 2018 1:31 pm
itschardy
Mrsxtro01
Mrsxtro01
11 December 2018

HGWA Della Vita Floor Tiles- Cleaning

HGWA Della Vita Floor Tiles- Cleaning
WA

Get back in touch with HGWA and insist they send a tile cleaner out to assess them. It is a known problem. After standing my ground HGWA sent out a tile cleaner to assess…

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Mrsxtro01
Dec 11, 2018 9:41 am

Hi Guys, We're currently building with Ross North (almost at lock up) and I'm concerned about the finish of our front porch roof (see image below). I think it's called…

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itschardy
Dec 05, 2018 1:19 pm
itschardy
Summitlovin
Summitlovin
4 December 2018

First Build with Summit Perth WA

First Build with Summit Perth WA
WA
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Thanks Sethor, yes approx 15 mins after I turned the air con off the leak stopped. Summit have been great as have Ford and doonan. Waiting for an appointment time for it…

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Summitlovin
Dec 04, 2018 4:21 pm
Mrsxtro01
Mrsxtro01
4 December 2018

HGWA in Calleya Estate

HGWA in Calleya Estate
WA
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Hi there. An update on our HGWA charcoal floor tiles... We have lived with them for a year now and they suck! Always filthy, shows every footprint etc. So I contacted the…

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Mrsxtro01
Dec 04, 2018 1:33 pm
steel
steel
3 December 2018

Building again, Ben Trager homes WA

Building again, Ben Trager homes WA
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Gotta love those final touches.

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steel
Dec 03, 2018 11:21 pm
gogo65
gogo65
28 November 2018

Skirting board alternative for polished concrete

Skirting board alternative for polished concrete
WA

We’ve got shadowline cornice throughout, with splay skirting on th floors. Ive recently seen shadow line skirting, looks beautiful, but not sure of cost...

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gogo65
Nov 28, 2018 3:52 pm
gogo65
steel
steel
26 November 2018

Building with Dale Alcock in the SW

Building with Dale Alcock in the SW
WA

Swapped off Owner Build? WHat made you switch?

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steel
Nov 26, 2018 10:38 am

Hi Steel, I have neglected this forum for a while, I will put up some more photos of the end result shortly. Our handover went well with no delays, painting & flooring…

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sparky_JsP
Nov 20, 2018 11:54 pm
sparky_JsP
Althom
Althom
9 November 2018

Double brick - Internal wall finish

Double brick - Internal wall finish
WA

There would be many, many more competent drywall installers in Perth than there are competent plasterers. It comes down to the likelihood of getting a good job and…

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Althom
Nov 09, 2018 10:37 am
Althom
steel
steel
5 November 2018

Building with Ben Trager in Eglinton WA

Building with Ben Trager in Eglinton WA
WA

Unfortunately, new builds are rated against current sales so its a hard time. We had a similar issue and we had to get certain things adjusted and some discounts to make…

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steel
Nov 05, 2018 8:07 pm
sparekh
sparekh
1 November 2018

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 51, 52, 53

I created a special webpage with all the summary of this thread so far. It helps to see everything consolidated on one page and get easy access ( easy to remember site…

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sparekh
Nov 01, 2018 4:13 pm
sparekh
homeone
homeone
29 October 2018

Building with Redink South West in Myalup

Building with Redink South West in Myalup
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

As it happens, we are building this feature in shortly and expect this to be in place next week. I’m the interim, please PM the new email address to me and I’ll be…

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homeone
Oct 29, 2018 7:13 pm
homeone
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melfordgurl
Oct 28, 2018 3:55 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
24 October 2018

Kit Home Builder Perth Hills

Kit Home Builder Perth Hills
WA

Hi mrs_Puddleduck The frames are pretty easy to knock up over weekends onste but weight up your options

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 24, 2018 8:55 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
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brokenstick
Oct 19, 2018 9:20 am
brokenstick
On_Tap
On_Tap
11 October 2018

Our RedInk Build in Karnup - The Eclipse

Our RedInk Build in Karnup - The Eclipse
WA

Hi JaNelly, we are looking at building a version of the eclipse too. How was your build? And are you happy with the end result? Would you have made any other changes to…

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On_Tap
Oct 11, 2018 1:58 pm
wazza23
wazza23
10 October 2018

Has anyone made a list of things to compare Builders?

Has anyone made a list of things to compare Builders?
WA

Hi, yep went with Ross North. Extremely professional well run company who still are very personal with each client. Very happy so far .

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wazza23
Oct 10, 2018 1:46 pm
RSands
RSands
9 October 2018

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

Express Two Storey (Ventura Group) build in Hocking, WA
WA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hi! I have read through your post and it has been very helpful. Unfortunately I am not able to PM you. We are set to sign and hand back complete pre-start with express two…

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RSands
Oct 09, 2018 7:55 pm

We have some progress! My partner and I went down yesterday just to see if anythings changed (we thought at most the block would just now be free of weeds ect) and were…

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KD1sthome
Oct 09, 2018 6:29 pm
Gary singh
Gary singh
7 October 2018

Avonlee Henley Brook Perth

Avonlee Henley Brook Perth
WA
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hi Avonlee this company did our synthetic Lawn and it is specific Design for dogs 2 years gone passed it still looks the same https://waturfgurus.com/artificial-grass-for-dogs/

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Gary singh
Oct 07, 2018 2:25 pm
Gary singh
Gary singh
7 October 2018

Recommendations for fake turf Perth?

Recommendations for fake turf Perth?
WA

yes this Artificial grass Supply & Installation company has a best Quality artificial grass in Perth WA looked around every ware https://waturfgurus.com/

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Gary singh
Oct 07, 2018 2:18 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
4 October 2018

Alfresco in the middle of the floor plan

Alfresco in the middle of the floor plan
WA

There is some sort of guideline/regulation that requires your living areas to have direct access to backyard. Plz check if this is achieved in your plan.

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IamSAM
Oct 04, 2018 2:10 pm
IamSAM

So it's now October!!!! Where has the time gone? I must admit this page has been neglected. I keep saying I need to update it. We've just finished roofing stage, with…

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ems082
Oct 02, 2018 7:55 pm
ems082
Richb
Richb
28 September 2018

FAIL! WHY is my Dulux Acrylic Texture Coat render crumbling?

FAIL! WHY is my Dulux Acrylic Texture Coat render crumbling?
WA

Hi oneness Our house is aprox 4 years young we have now seen the failing Hadrian sand finish dulux product failing as you describe, sand particles in the upper storey box…

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Richb
Sep 28, 2018 4:12 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
27 September 2018

Cost of site work (earthworks, retaining wall, levelling)

Cost of site work (earthworks, retaining wall, levelling)
WA
1, 2

A step down in the house still requires retaining walls if its 2 storey? Then add Deep beams to the above suspended slab as illustrated here You would be best…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 27, 2018 9:31 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Tommi
Tommi
24 September 2018

Building broker, yes or no?

Building broker, yes or no?
WA

Hi, I'm new to this forum. In the next couple of years my wife and I are planning to build our forever home on a fairly small block (340m2) in Perths…

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Tommi
Sep 24, 2018 8:12 pm
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HennyPenny
Sep 20, 2018 12:54 am
chrinee
chrinee
19 September 2018

BOLD Portofino 229 (Brisbane) - PCI 13 AUG!

BOLD Portofino 229 (Brisbane) - PCI 13 AUG!
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Yes Ashwin. Will hopefully update my thread this weekend.

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chrinee
Sep 19, 2018 8:51 pm
kidu13
kidu13
19 September 2018

Hilbert HGWA Build

Hilbert HGWA Build
WA
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Looks amazing !!

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kidu13
Sep 19, 2018 1:53 pm
kidu13

We wanted a barn door on the front of the scullery. So Homezone cleverly moved walls to suit. The flow of the area just seems to work better now.

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Simonhome
Sep 14, 2018 12:27 pm
Simonhome
HereForHelp
HereForHelp
5 September 2018

Not proceeeding after Preliminary Works

Not proceeeding after Preliminary Works
WA

What do you mean by Preliminary Works? As in the site works have already begun or is everything still on paper (i.e. drawings, council approval etc.)?

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HereForHelp
Sep 05, 2018 6:21 pm
Carlymbaxter
Carlymbaxter
31 August 2018

our first home group wa home

our first home group wa home
WA
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Hi, I realise this is an older thread but I’m just wondering if you vanity necks are the grey finestone? I’m considering using it and have been looking for pics! Cheers

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Carlymbaxter
Aug 31, 2018 5:46 pm
Tradie89
Tradie89
25 August 2018

New Build - Perth

New Build - Perth
WA

hi everyone, we are looking at starting to build over the next few months, we were abit overwhelmed by the whole idea. A friend of mine suggested this book "building your…

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Tradie89
Aug 25, 2018 1:31 pm
luxbuild
luxbuild
20 August 2018

Need to know law

Need to know law
WA

Yes that's correct my garage is plastered and my brickwork is on the outside most bricks dont have the pigment on both sides that's why it looks like that

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luxbuild
Aug 20, 2018 10:51 pm

Hi All, Quick update, did sign with Platinum but only lost about $15,000 worth of deposit and pre-planning expenses. We ended up getting the home built with a smaller WA…

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207 de
Aug 15, 2018 8:16 pm
Choosy
Choosy
13 August 2018

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters
WA
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Looking great, won't be long before you will be enjoying your pool.

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Choosy
Aug 14, 2018 12:50 am
Choosy
Choosy
Choosy
13 August 2018

Individual Design - New Choice Homes

Individual Design - New Choice Homes
WA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Thanks we are so glad that we did the sliding doors and fitout after handover. I have been making great progress with sewing the blockout curtains in between cleaning,…

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Choosy
Aug 14, 2018 12:44 am
Choosy
J278
J278
13 August 2018

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

And we are IN!!! loving our new home still alot to do!

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J278
Aug 13, 2018 9:11 pm
J278

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