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Individual Design - New Choice Homes

Individual Design - New Choice Homes
WA

How big is your block? Looks like you are going to have lots of space, and the upgrades you've gone for all sound pretty similar to what we are looking at doing. Hopefully…

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nicolac34
Nov 21, 2017 2:52 pm
nicolac34
Choosy
Choosy
19 h

New Home - Summit Homes 'The Orchard' - Perth SOR

New Home - Summit Homes 'The Orchard' - Perth SOR
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Glad we have got most of this done ourselves without much delay. We had to supply the WP contractor a cadastral survey and then still had to get them back out to shift the…

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Choosy
Nov 20, 2017 8:50 pm
Choosy
Rheezy
Rheezy
19 h

My Build: Bushmead with HGWA

My Build: Bushmead with HGWA
WA
1, 2

Almost at lock up.. just waiting for windows to go in. Down here now and your slab is down!!! Congrats

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Rheezy
Nov 20, 2017 8:14 pm

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters
WA

Contracts were returned this morning and we have pre-start confirmed for next Wednesday 29th - all seems to be moving pretty quick now! Had to move our Intelligent Homes…

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nicolac34
Nov 20, 2017 5:51 pm
nicolac34

Hey, Life has been pretty hectic, especially work which has prevented me getting much done. Spent the weekend prepping the front for the front landscaping to be done and…

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SilentBoB
Nov 20, 2017 3:50 pm
SilentBoB
SilentBoB
SilentBoB
Yesterday

My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA

My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Looks awesome Dave! House looks like it's really coming along nicely!

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SilentBoB
Nov 20, 2017 3:43 pm
SilentBoB
jad33mily
jad33mily
Yesterday

Our build with Easystart Homes in Carissa Estate (Seville Gr

Our build with Easystart Homes in Carissa Estate (Seville Gr
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Holy moly, that is so quick! 4.5 months to finish the house, that's incredible :) I'm kind of hoping they will take there time with ours, we are in no rush and would…

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jad33mily
Nov 20, 2017 2:31 pm
jad33mily
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Doulton777
Nov 20, 2017 1:52 pm
Doulton777
Sarah159
Sarah159
Yesterday

Given a variation after the work had been completed

Given a variation after the work had been completed
WA

Not 100% sure, but i think most builders have in the contract that your site must be clear of vegetation before work begins.

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Sarah159
Nov 20, 2017 11:38 am
chrinee
chrinee
20 November

Heartwood

Heartwood
WA

After panicking about my colours I stumbled across the Heartwood range. For those with any of the Heartwoid tile range, is there a hint of grey in them..? Any pics of…

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chrinee
Nov 20, 2017 12:37 am
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Madora Dreamer
Nov 19, 2017 10:44 pm
Madora Dreamer
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 November

Site Works Cost in Perth

Site Works Cost in Perth
WA

Jaycee24 they should have given you Site Plan, Floor Plan & Elevations That accompanies those descriptions & costings which are incidentally confusing at best? If you…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 19, 2017 8:53 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Choosy
Choosy
18 November

GLASS SPLASHBACKS - Perth

GLASS SPLASHBACKS - Perth
WA

We have previously used Direct Glass and very happy with the final product, this was after the first company was not able to supply the correct size twice !

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Choosy
Nov 18, 2017 8:49 pm
Choosy
chrinee
chrinee
18 November

FIRST HOME (Brisbane): BOLD Portofino 229

FIRST HOME (Brisbane): BOLD Portofino 229
WA

@H Family I read your thread this morning... so similar!!

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chrinee
Nov 18, 2017 8:07 pm
J278
J278
18 November

New build with Redink Madora Bay

New build with Redink Madora Bay
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

The pavers look great I like how they laid them Hilbert HGWA Build viewtopic.php?t=89433

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J278
Nov 18, 2017 9:14 am
J278
J278
J278
17 November

Hilbert HGWA Build

Hilbert HGWA Build
WA
1, 2

Earthworks are booked in for Wednesday! So surreal to see progress after 10 months of title delays, admin and contracts. Hilbert HGWA Build viewtopic.php?t=89433

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J278
Nov 17, 2017 9:41 pm
J278

We checked out the site last weekend (only just getting around to uploading photos now). The roof carpentry has started on the ground floor, there's not much roof space on…

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danbiscuit
Nov 16, 2017 11:24 am
danbiscuit
just_a_draftee
just_a_draftee
16 November

HGWA in Calleya Estate

HGWA in Calleya Estate
WA
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Oh really? Hmmm, maybe I'll have to wait. I want to get a bobcat in to scrape the entire block anyway, so that'll be easier to do without the fence there

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just_a_draftee
Nov 16, 2017 9:45 am

Sure do just_a_draftee, been meaning to chuck this and a few pics up

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JS15
Nov 13, 2017 1:18 pm
Craig123
Craig123
13 November

Choice Living WA

Choice Living WA
WA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Still not much happening at this end for me still have leaking windows still have mouldy carpets and the roof is still leaking. I have had 3 different people from Jason…

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Craig123
Nov 13, 2017 9:30 am

Am in the process of building in Country Vines Estate, Cowaramup in the beautiful SW of WA. Signed contracts before the June 30th FHOG boost deadline, and now it looks…

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swsam
Nov 12, 2017 5:35 pm
just_a_draftee
just_a_draftee
11 November

Our Celebration Homes Build Journey - Hocking

Our Celebration Homes Build Journey - Hocking
WA

Welcome to the forum and good luck with your build :) I have a concern that your family room is going to be hard to furnish as after you account for a main thoroughfare,…

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just_a_draftee
Nov 11, 2017 9:27 am
Madora Dreamer
Madora Dreamer
10 November

101 Residential

101 Residential
WA

. Hi and welcome! I’m building with Redink who are part of the Scott Park Homes. I have found them to be fabulous, their communication is great and the building…

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Madora Dreamer
Nov 10, 2017 12:32 am
Madora Dreamer
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m0llss
Nov 09, 2017 8:14 pm

Lots of internal works and external works now completed, hopefully not long till PCI now. Fascia completed and painted, front door painted and handles installed Paving…

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nicjam
Nov 09, 2017 6:37 pm

After 16 months of building, this is my house look like. Really don't know when can it be finished with this snail speed.

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Teck Yong
Nov 09, 2017 6:19 pm

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 29, 30, 31

I am in the fit out stage, and visit virtually every day... sometimes up to three times hahah at lunch time, before school pick up and after school. Its disappointing to…

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Princesssarrah06
Nov 07, 2017 10:17 pm
Imightbedave
Imightbedave
7 November

First Build HGWA

First Build HGWA
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Congrats Jenza, that floor looks awesome! As far as I know the tiles need at least a day or two after going down and then probably another day minimum after they’ve…

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Imightbedave
Nov 07, 2017 4:40 pm
just_a_draftee
just_a_draftee
7 November

HGWA Baldivis

HGWA Baldivis
WA

No worries at all :) yeah bulkheads are often one of those things that people don't realise until it is built!

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just_a_draftee
Nov 07, 2017 12:27 am
Teck Yong
Teck Yong
6 November

Re: Choice Living WA

Re: Choice Living WA
WA

I kept calling and sending messages to Mario last Thursday, Friday and Saturday but not reply at all. I try to call to Choice's office from this morning until now (14:04)…

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Teck Yong
Nov 06, 2017 5:05 pm
MiAlJe
MiAlJe
5 November

Dual living plan - what do you think

Dual living plan - what do you think
WA

Hello Wrighto, yes. We are building in Gooseberry Hill. There was a lot of back and forth between the builder and shire over the dual occupancy component but we got there…

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MiAlJe
Nov 05, 2017 4:33 pm
MiAlJe
swsam
swsam
5 November

Cowaramup WA clay soils

Cowaramup WA clay soils
WA

Not sure if your issue has resolved, however I'm building in CVE and my block is an S class site, with possibility of waterproof membrane and/or subsoil drainage, plus…

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swsam
Nov 05, 2017 2:11 pm
Teck Yong
Teck Yong
3 November

Re: Choice Living WA

Re: Choice Living WA
WA

Our house started with site clearing end of June 2016 and until now, still not finished yet. The stage i reach now is first floor lock up. Ground floor still nothing.…

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Teck Yong
Nov 03, 2017 4:20 pm

Re: Choice Living

Re: Choice Living
WA

What does it say in your contract? Can it be deducted from your final invoice? - View my blog at www.waldorfgrangebuild.wordpress.com

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Nov 03, 2017 2:33 am
Waldorf_Grange_Build

With the roof cover scheduled to go on next week we felt it was probably about time we posted on the build. It is a dual accommodation home for my wife and I, two young…

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MiAlJe
Oct 28, 2017 6:25 pm
MiAlJe
Carpentacular
Carpentacular
26 October

Expenses acquired during build. What am I in for?

Expenses acquired during build. What am I in for?
WA
1, 2

As been posted, shop around. Strange the valuation failure was equivalent to what you had put away don't you think?

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Carpentacular
Oct 26, 2017 7:20 am
Tracyt
Tracyt
21 October

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 50, 51, 52

We planned to do ours after. However we were lucky to find the tiler was happy to do a side job during the build. We are glad we did because now the driveway will…

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Tracyt
Oct 21, 2017 8:00 am
Tracyt
George.
George.
15 October

Vastu by Impressions

Vastu by Impressions
WA

We went to see the Vastu Display Home at the Springtime Estate in Haines on Armadale Road last wee.. My wife loved the home straight away. Massive Scullery next to the…

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George.
Oct 15, 2017 5:20 pm
Madora Dreamer
Madora Dreamer
14 October

Perth - Building Inspections

Perth - Building Inspections
WA

I am using Joshua from Master Building Inspectors. He has been great and was recommended on this forum

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Madora Dreamer
Oct 14, 2017 7:38 pm
Madora Dreamer
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
12 October

First Build in Perth - Choosing a Builder

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

Try Activa Developments, small builder, deal with builder direct!

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sparky_JsP
Oct 12, 2017 2:21 pm
sparky_JsP
nicolac34
nicolac34
11 October

Floor plan feedback HGWA - Vienna

Floor plan feedback HGWA - Vienna
WA

Great plans, looking forward to watching it take shape! Only thing I would add is a second shower fitting in the ensuite, you've got the space so I'd make it a double.…

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nicolac34
Oct 11, 2017 2:58 pm
nicolac34
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
10 October

Bliss Bedfordale

Bliss Bedfordale
WA
1, 2

Planning Approval Done, Now onto the building Permit approval, Its a process, I can see why most people let someone else do it. I must admit the City of Armadale have been…

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sparky_JsP
Oct 10, 2017 8:58 pm
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
10 October

Bedfordale - New Build - Perth WA

Bedfordale - New Build - Perth WA
WA

Planning Approval Done, Now onto the building Permit approval, Its a process, I can see why most people let someone else do it. I must admit the City of Armadale have been…

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sparky_JsP
Oct 10, 2017 8:57 pm
sparky_JsP
AKB
AKB
10 October

Dressing up a Fireplace!

Dressing up a Fireplace!
WA

Lol meanwhile I keep thinking about all the things I would do differently. It's good that the builder is coming to the party like they should. PS Your house will be…

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AKB
Oct 10, 2017 6:20 pm
AKB

WA

Lol meanwhile I keep thinking about all the things I would do differently. It's good that the builder is coming to the party like they should. PS Your house will be…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
andonk
andonk
10 October

Initial Builders Meetings - Why so secret? (1st timer)

Initial Builders Meetings - Why so secret? (1st timer)
WA

Yes maybe don't need to worry for non expensive stuff. Just want to let other know the implications when supplying our own fittings. @OP: I'd try to chase the builder…

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andonk
Oct 10, 2017 2:58 pm

Hello again. I recently posted about our builder forgetting our fireplace was to be face brick and constructing it from internal bricks ready for plaster. After…

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MiAlJe
Oct 10, 2017 12:14 pm
MiAlJe


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