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Here is something a little different when it comes in kit form. can save you heap. http://homefab.com.au/

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Gloria55
May 22, 2018 3:16 pm

Dry wall started yesterday they are flushing today:)

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atemby
May 22, 2018 2:59 pm
atemby

Individual Design - New Choice Homes

Individual Design - New Choice Homes
WA
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Love your choice. Good on you guys for DYI some of the work. I just don’t have that kind of time or motivation 😂

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Summitlovin
May 22, 2018 1:57 pm
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Summitlovin
May 22, 2018 11:13 am
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
Yesterday

Hilbert HGWA Build

Hilbert HGWA Build
WA
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Some nice selections, looks awesome!....the end is near!

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sparky_JsP
May 22, 2018 3:58 am
sparky_JsP

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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Hi All, We built 6 years ago, one thing we did which was very useful, was to include an outside powerpoint, it's really useful. We also installed outside camera's with a…

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springtime
May 20, 2018 9:24 am

First Home Owner

First Home Owner
WA

Roastedpeanut Start with the base prices on 3 designs from 3 different Builders Then work on inclusions, promotions, Site costs and…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 19, 2018 11:17 am
StructuralBIMGuy
tinkster
tinkster
18 May

HGWA Baldivis

HGWA Baldivis
WA
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Sounds like you’re slowly but surely W working through that list! So much to do Super exciting times

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tinkster
May 18, 2018 3:48 pm
tinkster

Domain by Plunkett

Domain by Plunkett
WA

Hi Guys, Anyone mind sharing any experience building a house with domain by plunkett?

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Roastedpeanut
May 18, 2018 2:25 pm

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters
WA
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Looking good! Great progress awesome news about the tiles 😁 hope they sort the PowerPoint out for you :)

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vanessah2015
May 17, 2018 8:01 pm
G1NOSAUR
G1NOSAUR
17 May

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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Haha that's crazy. We always jump the fence every week, I wonder if I'm soon to receive a warning letter as well lol.

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G1NOSAUR
May 17, 2018 4:23 pm
G1NOSAUR
lisalula
lisalula
16 May

Celebration Homes Build

Celebration Homes Build
WA

Oh I thought you meant you wanted round or something! Haha. Thanks for mentioning, I will query it with our builder. We are thinking of putting in a fixed wooden feature…

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lisalula
May 16, 2018 2:32 pm

MY Homes WA

MY Homes WA
WA

Hi nomisnagol welcome to the forum You may get a better response if you write the clauses up...

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 16, 2018 11:29 am
StructuralBIMGuy

We're Locked up & shelving has been started Good thing is being the owner/electrician, I get a construction Key!!

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sparky_JsP
May 16, 2018 10:55 am
sparky_JsP
amilelka
amilelka
15 May

Rossmoyne WA - First Build With Ventura

Rossmoyne WA - First Build With Ventura
WA
1, 2

Your floorplan looks great slugcatcher! Good luck with your build, it seems to be progressing quickly. Seems we will be neighbours - I recognise your street, we hope to…

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amilelka
May 15, 2018 9:01 pm
jh7494648
jh7494648
14 May

Curtains or Roller Blinds for the house ?

Curtains or Roller Blinds for the house ?
WA
1, 2

I would suggest roller. It is modern when it comes design and easy to use.

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jh7494648
May 14, 2018 9:34 am
jh7494648
shazaw
shazaw
11 May

Doing it again

Doing it again
WA
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Thanks...Yes I'm loving big heart shaped leaves of cottonwood, very nice. :-D Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
May 11, 2018 10:19 pm
gr8ly
gr8ly
11 May

First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane

First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane
WA
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chrinee you are absolutely flying along! and the worksite is spotless! you are nearly up to us :lol:

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gr8ly
May 11, 2018 6:14 pm
gr8ly

New build with Redink Madora Bay

New build with Redink Madora Bay
WA
1 ... 10, 11, 12

thanks for your really useful thread. ( I’m just starting the process).I have a few questions if you don’t mind, do you remember how much extra it was to have stone…

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Teaswizzler
May 11, 2018 3:49 am
Teaswizzler

Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover
1, 2

Hi Alex79 I doubt you will need additional floor trusses for 250mm joists/beams.. but it depends on the span and loading If you have the engineering properties/ span…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 10, 2018 9:40 am
StructuralBIMGuy
CoxSix
CoxSix
7 May

Building with Ben Trager in Eglinton WA

Building with Ben Trager in Eglinton WA
WA

As we are building showcase spec it was included as per display. Not sure of the price difference sorry 😊 I love the look of the all white kitchens 😍

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CoxSix
May 07, 2018 4:49 pm
steel
steel
4 May

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, 3, 4

How much did your builder charge you to break into your bathroom glass with the wall?

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steel
May 04, 2018 9:20 am

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park
WA

Steel, sounds like you are all over it. I would recommend installing downlights/ or anything else TV/Data/Pre wire IP Cameras while the build is happening underneath the…

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sparky_JsP
May 01, 2018 12:57 pm
sparky_JsP

Ross North, Dale Alcock and Atrium Homes - experiences on ea

Ross North, Dale Alcock and Atrium Homes - experiences on ea
WA

Shieldsy Couldn't agree more with communications and on site checking. Unfortunately Sales & Prestart Employees don't build homes that is left to Low cost/ rate…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 30, 2018 8:37 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Been a little while since our last post. Been way too busy with a new position at work. Things have been going well, tiling is happening now, and should be finished this…

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Mathew_Nikki
Apr 29, 2018 12:56 pm
Mathew_Nikki

Has anyone made a list of things to compare Builders?

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

Hi wazza23 I suggest min 6+ builders the more builders the better the analysis/comparison It's not a document or checklist as such but a mathematical analysis app hth ...…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 29, 2018 10:08 am
StructuralBIMGuy
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
29 April

Portifino HGWA - Homegroup Karnup WA

Portifino HGWA - Homegroup Karnup WA
WA
1, 2

Hi JaNelly, Following along, nice spot Karnup! Pitty about the water tank location, but yes higher ceilings is a win!

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sparky_JsP
Apr 29, 2018 7:35 am
sparky_JsP
mrsdoe
mrsdoe
22 April

My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA

My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA
WA
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Look how productive you’ve been Dave, the gardens both front and back are looking great. We’ve done part of our front landscaping (limestone retaining, garden edging,…

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mrsdoe
Apr 22, 2018 1:54 am
mrsdoe
atemby
atemby
20 April

Vision One Homes or Home Group WA

Vision One Homes or Home Group WA
WA

Homegroup have been amazing! so glad i went with them they've been spot on so far

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atemby
Apr 20, 2018 3:15 pm
atemby
ddarroch
ddarroch
20 April

House Plan Design -

House Plan Design -
WA

Cool. If the builder gets it right I'm sure you'll have a house which is much more comfortable, light & bright! Plus you'll have reduced bills for heating/cooling :)

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ddarroch
Apr 20, 2018 2:34 pm
ct-101
ct-101
18 April

101 residential building feedback

101 residential building feedback
WA

I honestly understand your thinking, I'd say the same thing if I didn't have the personal experience with this case. I feel like we're taking this thread away from…

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ct-101
Apr 18, 2018 7:14 pm
JS15
JS15
18 April

1st Build - New Choice Homes

1st Build - New Choice Homes
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Thanks, we're really happy with the finished product. Main colour is Dulux Bleaches Quarter

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JS15
Apr 18, 2018 10:51 am
jpmontoya
jpmontoya
17 April

WA Builders - trying to decide between several

WA Builders - trying to decide between several
WA

why is summit homes missing in that list ? I would advice you to seriously consider them

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jpmontoya
Apr 17, 2018 8:34 pm
jpmontoya

First Timer (Built By Momu @ Calleya)

First Timer (Built By Momu @ Calleya)
WA
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We ordered it from Brosa. They're a furniture store in Melbourne, however they were offering free shipping over the boxing day sales so we jumped on it :)

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just_a_draftee
Apr 16, 2018 10:13 am
just_a_draftee

Power run in - Vs Trenching - Builder ambiguity

Power run in - Vs Trenching - Builder ambiguity
WA

Hsefrmkorea It's not a good start if your builder makes mistakes with estimating the power run and trenching and I am pretty sure he can't hang cables from trees therefore…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 11, 2018 7:10 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Hi all, we have been lurking :) around this forum for a while and getting some great ideas from everyone. We have just started the process of designing a two storey home…

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DanAL
Apr 09, 2018 5:53 pm
insider
insider
6 April

Engineering Report and Contour Survey

Engineering Report and Contour Survey
WA

If it is a volume builder they will use their preferred soil/engineer and you will have to pay again

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insider
Apr 06, 2018 9:52 pm
insider

Engineering plans

Engineering plans
WA

Being educated on what you want and understanding the process to get it there is important... also get your head around how your going to furnish it so you get all of your…

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Pummers_D38
Apr 06, 2018 9:15 pm
J278
J278
5 April

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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Your floors look amazing against the dark cabinets. You’ve done so well!

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J278
Apr 05, 2018 4:49 pm
J278
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jessm
Apr 05, 2018 11:01 am
sabrelli
sabrelli
30 March

2.7m ceiling height and garage door height... thoughts..?

2.7m ceiling height and garage door height... thoughts..?
WA
1, 2

Yup, this is from my construction plans - and part of the documentation that was lodged to the council for DA approval.

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sabrelli
Mar 30, 2018 9:34 am
algernon
algernon
24 March

Tiled roof or Colorbond !?

Tiled roof or Colorbond !?
WA
1, 2

It also occurs to me that I haven't mentioned building for the OP's climate. Perth is in Climate Zone 5 (Warm Temperate), with mild winters and hot summers (see the…

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algernon
Mar 24, 2018 8:56 am
lisalula
lisalula
15 March

Building the Lennox with Celebration Homes

Building the Lennox with Celebration Homes
WA
1, 2

Hey a bit late to the party but the house looks great! I wondered if you had a photo of your powder room with the sink? Did you pick your sink or was it standard? Thanks, Lisa :)

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lisalula
Mar 14, 2018 11:51 pm

So we had PCI on the 20th of Feb and picked up our keys on the 1st March. Couldn’t be happier with our home and it has been so crazy busy since then packing and moving…

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m0llss
Mar 13, 2018 11:19 pm
Sea Horse
Sea Horse
10 March

Having NBN connected to your new home

Having NBN connected to your new home
WA

Just a further update. A search of our address on the NBN website now returns a "Great news! You are ready to connect" message as opposed to the "It's coming by 2020"…

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Sea Horse
Mar 10, 2018 12:38 pm
Sea Horse
Mrsxtro01
Mrsxtro01
7 March

HGWA Della Vita Floor Tiles- Cleaning

HGWA Della Vita Floor Tiles- Cleaning
WA

Hello all. We moved into our new HGWA house in December 2017 and have been trying everything that the supermarket and Bunnings can provide to get our charcoal Della Vita…

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Mrsxtro01
Mar 07, 2018 6:50 pm
ja2000
ja2000
4 March

Floor plan

Floor plan
WA

What is the orientation of your block? West facing bedrooms can get hot, unless you are getting aircon etc.

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ja2000
Mar 04, 2018 6:47 pm
KD1sthome
KD1sthome
28 February

Byford Build!

Byford Build!
WA
1, 2

Yeah ours has been great too very lucky! lets hope in 4 weeks im replying with our finance being approved!! Oh wow that is very picky, especially in the time of google!

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KD1sthome
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