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PEARZ
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21 March
Canterbury - Final StagesCanterbury - Final Stages
VIC
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Hi Sri_arch, good to hear you had a good tender and contract appointment, congratz on moving forward to the next step! Under staircase was plastered and carpeted as…

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PEARZ
Mar 21, 2017 4:35 pm
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Spotme
21 March
North Shore Newhaven (Sydney)North Shore Newhaven (Sydney)
NSW
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They don't give us a plan like that in NSW AFAIK. In the contract it states placement of outlets at the disgression of their air con contractor. Cheers Nom Newhaven…

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Spotme
Mar 21, 2017 4:31 pm
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Spotme
Mar 21, 2017 4:24 pm
Old Bloke
21 March
Building our dream home- Fairhaven Queenscliff in RiverwalkBuilding our dream home- Fairhaven Queenscliff in Riverwalk
VIC

You will probably have to double glaze some widows to get back to 6 star. I would go refrigerated over evaporative if your budget allows. After having lived in ours over…

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Old Bloke
Mar 21, 2017 4:14 pm
charlibear
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21 March
Custom home with gj gardnerCustom home with gj gardner
VIC

Lovely selections!!! What's been happening for you?

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charlibear
Mar 21, 2017 4:10 pm
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charlibear
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21 March
RE: GJ Gardner Fernbank 194 ElementRE: GJ Gardner Fernbank 194 Element
NSW

Hi GoodeOne, Hubby and I are building with GJ Gardner. We have modified the Coolum 277 design. I can't help with the soil testing as GJ had already done soil testing for…

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charlibear
Mar 21, 2017 4:08 pm
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Marshall5858
Mar 21, 2017 3:32 pm
cant decide
21 March
Building Marina Q1 with Henley - South East MelbourneBuilding Marina Q1 with Henley - South East Melbourne
VIC
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Just double check that you will get full stamp duty refund. If you have already signed your land contract you will only get FHB discount rate for SD. Stamp duty is only…

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cant decide
Mar 21, 2017 12:21 pm
MrCJ
21 March
Building a Carlisle Homes Radison 35 in Boronia (KDRB)Building a Carlisle Homes Radison 35 in Boronia (KDRB)
VIC

Hello friends, The wifey and I have started the process to build with Carisle Homes and have chosen the awesome Radison 35 as our future family home. It' still early…

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MrCJ
Mar 21, 2017 11:44 am
MrCJ
21 March
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information ThreadThe CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread
VIC
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Hi dbat03, How did you go with CH as we have pretty much the same costs. Did your site costs of $30k go up or down at Tender and did they explain what the $5k KDRB…

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MrCJ
Mar 21, 2017 11:06 am
MrsJM
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21 March
Building a Noosa 29 in north brisbaneBuilding a Noosa 29 in north brisbane
QLD
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Such a bummer about the floor, but long term you'll be glad you stuck to your guns. I do love your original choice Your kitchen is so pretty!! I loooove the…

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MrsJM
Mar 21, 2017 9:58 am
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Doulton777
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21 March
My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 MelbMy KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
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Hehehe true yeah. I know it's definitely older people too. It's frustrating cos you think they would get things right. But then you need to keep chasing them for…

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Doulton777
Mar 21, 2017 9:04 am
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bashworth
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21 March
What is with the upgrade of doors ?What is with the upgrade of doors ?
VIC

In practically every business the bigger margins are on upgrades. That applies to MacDonalds -Upsize your meal and you will pay a dollar or more for what costs them

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bashworth
Mar 21, 2017 7:50 am
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Jacinta.C
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21 March
Land loan & construction loanLand loan & construction loan

We also did a separate land loan to construction loan. We couldn't afford to build at the time, however we found a block of land for an unbeatable price. With the prices…

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Jacinta.C
Mar 21, 2017 7:01 am
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We signed up Jan 2016 so prices may be different now. @ the time: Development price which includes recycle plus others was $1990 Building with Metricon so promotion at…

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Emmz70
Mar 20, 2017 10:48 pm
Dani_J
20 March
How do you choose a custom builder? How do you choose a custom builder?

Hi there, I second Magavin's comments. We are also going custom and so far couldn't be happier. Our builder did not require any upfront payments until the contract was…

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Dani_J
Mar 20, 2017 10:47 pm
rsanand
20 March
Building Grenville with HenleyBuilding Grenville with Henley
VIC

We went for Grenville mainly that was the only plan that ticks all our boxes, 2 master suits, theatre downstairs, Butlers pantry, and the only plan that fits our lot not…

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rsanand
Mar 20, 2017 9:34 pm
caitnkase
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20 March
Building a Noosa 26 with Coral HomesBuilding a Noosa 26 with Coral Homes
NSW
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love the light coloured couch in you open plan family room. Do you mind me asking where you got it?

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caitnkase
Mar 20, 2017 8:41 pm
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Dani_J
20 March
Our Forever Home at Cloverlea - nearly there!Our Forever Home at Cloverlea - nearly there!
VIC
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Well carpet looks great regardless. Sometimes we just have to settle. I'm sure once you move in and get used to it, you won't notice it or might even actually…

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Dani_J
Mar 20, 2017 8:05 pm
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melipen19
Mar 20, 2017 5:45 pm
aloenyx
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20 March
Mojo Homes expired tenderMojo Homes expired tender
NSW

Run while you can by the sound of things. Tell them you have a legally binding contract for a fixed price, and apart from where stipulated in the contract (e.g.…

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aloenyx
Mar 20, 2017 5:45 pm
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So we have had a bit of progress in one week. Our ground floor windows are in, roof sheeting and guttering finished on the top storey, our garage has roof trusses, and we…

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familyman
Mar 20, 2017 5:32 pm
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Julzdotcom
Mar 20, 2017 4:37 pm
Fairwater in Blacktown by AustralandFairwater in Blacktown by Australand
NSW
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Hi Can you tell me the email of the customer relation ? Why I never receive any email from them ?

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vincent.ausahi
Mar 20, 2017 4:08 pm
Galedpk
20 March
KDR Rawson Benham in SydneyKDR Rawson Benham in Sydney
NSW
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Thanks for the feedback.

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Galedpk
Mar 20, 2017 3:34 pm
Seren1ty
20 March
Building in Gregory Hills - College Release Hall and HartBuilding in Gregory Hills - College Release Hall and Hart
NSW
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Wow nice to see the bricks on their way up! They look like Chocolatto, nice colour choice =) We are very close to having the Hydraulic Engineer assess the final plan,…

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Seren1ty
Mar 20, 2017 3:05 pm

Thanks team! Here's some more photos because I can Modified Dream Verona - Dreamstart 10m Frontage Block - Dreamstart Build - Calleya Estate …

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El17
Mar 20, 2017 2:23 pm
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jbreptile
20 March
Anyone building in Jordan Springs East?Anyone building in Jordan Springs East?
NSW
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Jordon springs east was knocked back by P.C.C in SEP 2015 at there meeting, so lend lease has know since then that it was known as Llandilo but they seem to be still…

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jbreptile
Mar 20, 2017 2:01 pm
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PolkaDots
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Corgilover
Mar 20, 2017 11:45 am
bank
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20 March
New Build in Melton West with JG KingNew Build in Melton West with JG King
WA

Hi aerom, I can't help with the soil, I'm in Geelong, but H2 seems pretty typical for Melbourne and Geelong. What house are you building with JG King? We have just…

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bank
Mar 20, 2017 11:18 am
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butters7388
20 March
First Home - Mango Hill, QLDFirst Home - Mango Hill, QLD
QLD

Frames and roof are now all up. Electrical, plumbing and gas rough in also completed. Unfortunately they have gone against all our discussions and put the gas hot water…

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butters7388
Mar 20, 2017 11:03 am
burtybear
20 March
Trinity lux plantation homes qldTrinity lux plantation homes qld
QLD
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Interesting how many people Plantation come back to at contract stage asking for another $20,000+ out of nowhere. They did the exact same thing to us after wasting 3…

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burtybear
Mar 20, 2017 10:15 am
nicoledee
20 March
Statesman & hickinbotham plansStatesman & hickinbotham plans
SA

@joey77 i will send you a private message - my sales consultant was honestly incredible. I sent him a three page document FULL of questions and he answered them all within…

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nicoledee
Mar 20, 2017 9:42 am
Water Leaks during PCIWater Leaks during PCI
VIC

The leak could be from plumbing or a roof leak or both however, it is unlikely that you will have a mould problem from a short term leak that has been fixed. The council…

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building-expert
Mar 20, 2017 8:19 am
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nomnomnom
Mar 20, 2017 1:36 am
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laaa
19 March
My Arden Home Bespoke - 46 - MelbourneMy Arden Home Bespoke - 46 - Melbourne
VIC

love how you changed the downstairs powder room to storage room and moved the powder room

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laaa
Mar 19, 2017 11:54 pm
BrownDog77
19 March
Billys Lookout - Coral - Grange 26Billys Lookout - Coral - Grange 26
NSW
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I wish we had retaining on side too as lake Mac council apparently make you put any retaining walls at least 1m from fence line if done post developer crazy…

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BrownDog77
Mar 19, 2017 10:42 pm
SilentBoB
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19 March
Building the Bella with Homes by CMA in North Harbour, SEQBuilding the Bella with Homes by CMA in North Harbour, SEQ
QLD
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That's horrible news to come home to! Hope you are able to reach a solution with them. Crazy that they got through drafting without knowing the council requirements.

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SilentBoB
Mar 19, 2017 10:24 pm
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Tracey70
Mar 19, 2017 8:47 pm
Camsta
19 March
Sloping BlockSloping Block
NSW

Hi myself and a couple of people I've talked to recently have had some mixed results with Terry. Firstly he is a nice enough and his draftsmen was great to work with the…

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Camsta
Mar 19, 2017 8:37 pm
Jenifermarie
19 March
Cost to upgrade to "Raven" Ceaserstone. (Coral Homes)Cost to upgrade to "Raven" Ceaserstone. (Coral Homes)
QLD

Ha the husband factor. I quote "you can make all the decisions, it just can't be too white". My husband would live in a black hole if he had his way. So guess who wanted…

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Jenifermarie
Mar 19, 2017 8:01 pm
charlibear
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19 March
Coral Homes Avoca 25 in Gainsborough GreensCoral Homes Avoca 25 in Gainsborough Greens
QLD
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Hahaha don't let me dictate your thread lol, I was just hoping you'd had some good news GJ Gardner Modified Coolum 277 viewtopic.php?t=83643

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charlibear
Mar 19, 2017 6:25 pm
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kp2806
19 March
Mount Barker ThreadMount Barker Thread
SA
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Unfortunately not it basically says they're under no obligation to get it done in a timely manner. The most annoying thing if we've constantly had to chase them to get an…

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kp2806
Mar 19, 2017 6:10 pm
Building with Homes by CMA - Ascot 260Building with Homes by CMA - Ascot 260
QLD
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So I went through the estate again on the weekend to show my Sister where she will locate me in 4-6 months time. It's great to see that some houses are finally being…

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1sttimer_stoneridge
Mar 19, 2017 5:17 pm
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sajidmib
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19 March
Our Watersun Build - Kent 27 - Bricks and Plaster!Our Watersun Build - Kent 27 - Bricks and Plaster!
VIC
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I heard most of their Geelong Display homes are bought by Mimosa homes, and they are also buying their cloverton display homes.

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sajidmib
Mar 19, 2017 4:23 pm
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Rayges
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19 March
Our Fowler Homes Paris 34 - Jordan SpringsOur Fowler Homes Paris 34 - Jordan Springs
NSW
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Sorry I've been missing in action for a while. I've been having a very frustrating and exhausting time trying to connect the gas meter for hot water and getting Telstra…

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Rayges
Mar 19, 2017 2:43 pm
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charlibear
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19 March
Coral Homes - Manhattan Project (96 Days Build)Coral Homes - Manhattan Project (96 Days Build)
QLD
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How's the house going? Settled in ok? Love to see pics of your house furnished GJ Gardner Modified Coolum 277 viewtopic.php?t=83643

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charlibear
Mar 19, 2017 12:39 pm
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