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hayleyRetreat305
hayleyRetreat305
10 December 2019

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

We are just about to start our build so dont have a photo as such but this is our online rendering of our Retreat 305! viewtopic.php?f=31&t=97258&p=1860467#p1860467 -…

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hayleyRetreat305
Dec 10, 2019 9:21 pm
TeslaCyberTruck
TeslaCyberTruck
14 January

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Thanks for sharing the details about 's company

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TeslaCyberTruck
Jan 14, 2020 6:43 am
AdvanceLAM
AdvanceLAM
21 January

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 56, 57, 58

Use PVC laminates to decorate the interiors..... :-o

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AdvanceLAM
Jan 21, 2020 9:09 pm

MCDONALD JONES MONTEREY

MCDONALD JONES MONTEREY

bvd1 I question whether the McDonald Jones’s Customers posting on productreview are real. That’s possibly why you don’t get a normal response. McDonald Jones should…

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Norfolk
Jan 23, 2020 6:03 pm

Suggestions/Feedback - PD Vancouver 29 vs Boutique Riva 29

Suggestions/Feedback - PD Vancouver 29 vs Boutique Riva 29

Neither of them are great designs, but the bottom one (Vancouver) is terrible. Bathroom with no window and living areas that are disproportionately sized and difficult…

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amilelka
Jan 23, 2020 6:01 pm

Jan 23, 2020 5:36 pm Well…

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Blacktea2sugars
Jan 23, 2020 5:42 pm
Blacktea2sugars

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 773, 774, 775

Hi, welcome! Its hard to generalise pricing as there are too many differences. you may have to set a hard budget and do your best to stick with it. I was advised to…

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Ambassador36
Jan 23, 2020 5:09 pm

Henley Electra 35 Building Altona 2019 - Knock Down rebuild

Henley Electra 35 Building Altona 2019 - Knock Down rebuild

You can do it yourself once you know what amps and phase you want. In Altona PowerCo is probably your supplier, call them with the meter numbers…

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cobri05
Jan 23, 2020 2:45 pm
One
One
7 h

Treated pine fencing - steel posts vs timber posts

Treated pine fencing - steel posts vs timber posts
NSW

What are the pros and cons of having steel posts vs plain treated pine posts for capped and lapped fencing? Is there a difference in price between the two options?

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One
Jan 23, 2020 10:51 am

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 27, 28, 29

It turns out the plumber is definitely getting billed for all the costs to fix our leak issues. So now I have to put up with all the trades coming to 'quote' their part…

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shokel1975
Jan 23, 2020 9:56 am
shokel1975

Boutique Upgrade costs

Boutique Upgrade costs

Hi, We are building with boutique. Do you know what you are looking to upgrade? We did few upgrades and see if I can help. Cheers

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chezhianrv
Jan 23, 2020 9:02 am

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)
NSW
1 ... 13, 14, 15

If you have pre-built retaining walls on either side of your lot, I'd be careful about cut and fill of that much slope. My builder said they could cut and fill for a…

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rayDC2R
Jan 23, 2020 12:36 am
SDS1
SDS1
19 h

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 37, 38, 39

Make notes as needed. They will explain site costs, fees and bond payments directly paid to council etc which we need to be prepared for. It's a lot of information hence…

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SDS1
Jan 22, 2020 11:24 pm
MClark
MClark
20 h

Non compliant site levels / elevations - Help please!!

Non compliant site levels / elevations - Help please!!

Put up a picture of the highlighted problem. If structure is fine, I'd be interested in seeing what the actual problem is then. MC

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MClark
Jan 22, 2020 10:05 pm
MClark

U Homes info

U Homes info

Hi All, We are about to start on building our first home. Has anyone heard of U Homes and how are they as a builder? Any information would be helpful. Thanks in advance.

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karim81
Jan 22, 2020 8:20 pm
star26
star26
24 h

Firstyle Home - Marsden Park

Firstyle Home - Marsden Park
NSW
1, 2

Hello guys! Any updates on your build with Firstyle? Hope you can share your experience, timelines, blogs, photos, feedback, etc.... we’re still waiting for our tender,…

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star26
Jan 22, 2020 6:33 pm
star26
Althom
Althom
24 h

New Build - Residential Attitudes -Custom - WA

New Build - Residential Attitudes -Custom - WA

I'd definitely look at taking out that door between the kitchen and the "ensuite" then and put in a door from the "Theatre Room" to the "ensuite" If you don't just picture…

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Althom
Jan 22, 2020 6:21 pm
Althom
WillowBays20
WillowBays20
Yesterday

Bellriver vs Champion Homes

Bellriver vs Champion Homes

So we went with the Benchmark Inclusions as we weighed up the options vs the $15,000 to spend on upgrades that they were offering at the time and from all the upgrades we…

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WillowBays20
Jan 22, 2020 4:11 pm

The photos are a good indication, although the wall colour does look darker than it actually is. You can see the tone is more of a greige than a blue.

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Bebbsy
Jan 22, 2020 3:52 pm

Hi guys, I was searching this forum mid last year looking for peoples experiences with Pivotal homes before we started building with them. When we decided to go with them…

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Brayton
Jan 22, 2020 2:11 pm
sumur1au
sumur1au
Yesterday

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 772, 773, 774

We are currently building a Waldorf and wondering where the best place to put the microwave, the display home has the unit in the pantry. Some display homes have the…

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sumur1au
Jan 22, 2020 1:03 pm
aandsc
aandsc
Yesterday

fencing fencing fencing - SA

fencing fencing fencing - SA

Hi Fryxx Congratulations on your build! I don't know to much about the claim for costs with neighbours sadly as our builder is doing that for us. But I thought I…

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aandsc
Jan 22, 2020 12:31 pm
aandsc
Brett0004
Brett0004
Yesterday

Roof - colour bond Vs Tiles?

Roof - colour bond Vs Tiles?
VIC
1, 2

Absolutely agree. If I had a roof plumber that had to return 3 times to fix a leak I would be getting a new roof plumber as well.

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Brett0004
Jan 22, 2020 12:12 pm
Connor56
Connor56
Yesterday

Quotation Process

Quotation Process

Awesome, thanks building-expert. That makes sense.

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Connor56
Jan 22, 2020 11:02 am
Connor56
amberjay92
amberjay92
21 January

New Generation/Easystart Homes Letto 10 Facade Design

New Generation/Easystart Homes Letto 10 Facade Design

I also built with easy start homes/ summit in Perth and my house colours are very similar to the ones in the lighter picture I’m also a painter by trade my main render…

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amberjay92
Jan 21, 2020 11:43 pm
amberjay92
Saurabh
Saurabh
21 January

Anyone built or building a Porter Davis Vermont 29?

Anyone built or building a Porter Davis Vermont 29?
VIC

Even we are planning to build ..... have you decided you amendments..

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Saurabh
Jan 21, 2020 10:35 pm
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
21 January

Void and/or increased ceiling heights

Void and/or increased ceiling heights
1, 2

Ok, I tried to draw it in and it's not working, so I have to explain it. I'd put one in the entry (with a gorgeous light fitting for impact) Then your stairwell also…

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Blacktea2sugars
Jan 21, 2020 9:08 pm
Blacktea2sugars
sbanu
sbanu
21 January

Cremorne 35 with Eden Brae

Cremorne 35 with Eden Brae
NSW

Wow ! That’s a big difference ! It’s scary that we need to keep over a 100k aside on top of the build price quoted .

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sbanu
Jan 21, 2020 7:40 pm
Krystalbayliss
Krystalbayliss
21 January

Basic cost prices

Basic cost prices
NSW

Hi everyone apologies in advance if you've heard this one before My partner and I are looking to build in the northern Rivers area. Early stages trying to figure it all…

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Krystalbayliss
Jan 21, 2020 7:18 pm
TeslaCyberTruck
TeslaCyberTruck
21 January

Henley Homes Review

Henley Homes Review
VIC

Hey buiLdinGdReamS - how did your build go, and who did you end up using (Henley or HomeBuyer or other)? zee1308 @bhutani.sumit how did your Henley house builds go (post…

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TeslaCyberTruck
Jan 21, 2020 6:22 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 425, 426, 427

Oh sorry, I didn't explain myself properly. We'd be building the floorplan the same, but just through selections/trim work/fixtures etc. Thank you for taking the time to…

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AdelaideMerricks
Jan 21, 2020 6:20 pm
TeslaCyberTruck
TeslaCyberTruck
21 January

Henley homes

Henley homes

Hey MaureenDean - (as at late January 2020) how is your build going and who did you end up choosing? Who did you choose as your Building Surveyor (RBS) and the separate…

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TeslaCyberTruck
Jan 21, 2020 6:19 pm
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cinder
Jan 21, 2020 4:31 pm
cinder
Sam56
Sam56
21 January

Estimate 3 bed 2bath costing in Tas

Estimate 3 bed 2bath costing in Tas
TAS

Thank you all. I am comparing Austin Ferry and GlebeHill area home and land packages.

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Sam56
Jan 21, 2020 2:23 pm
building-expert
building-expert
21 January

Provisional Allowance Refund

Provisional Allowance Refund

I don't condone dishonesty even if it is against your bank. You will be asking your builder to act dishonestly in your contract with the bank and then expect him to be…

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building-expert
Jan 21, 2020 8:41 am
building-expert
lozsyd
lozsyd
21 January

Boston 42 with Clarendon

Boston 42 with Clarendon
1, 2

Hi Bearcat, Sorry just saw this now. I think the cost was about $3k per floor from memory. Think we paid bit over $6k to upgrade both floors .

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lozsyd
Jan 21, 2020 12:57 am
gogo65
gogo65
20 January

Review my Custom Floor plan? [Double Storey, NSW]

Review my Custom Floor plan? [Double Storey, NSW]
NSW

I was talking about the main entry, it’s seems very narrow and long, will be dark. Also in regards to the suggested en-suite change, if you make the void smaller…

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gogo65
Jan 20, 2020 11:01 pm
gogo65
AdsF
AdsF
20 January

Project Manager Melbourne

Project Manager Melbourne
VIC

You have already started and well on the way? Which area are you building in? Do you have someone in-person advising you who has building experience? Is the save…

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AdsF
Jan 20, 2020 10:47 pm
adrian20
adrian20
20 January

Shale grey or windspray

Shale grey or windspray

i hope you are right! some online i see look very light green/bluish.. the others are dark.. its driving me crazy

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adrian20
Jan 20, 2020 10:06 pm
alymei
alymei
20 January

Exterior Colours

Exterior Colours

We have monument roof, surfmist garage door - our render is Stormy Shadow and cladding Silvertone grey - not sure it helps...

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alymei
Jan 20, 2020 8:23 pm
chekii
chekii
20 January

Fencing Query: neighbor's garage is on the property boundary

Fencing Query: neighbor's garage is on the property boundary

We had to put in temporary fencing while we were building. Not sure if the cost will fall on you or your neighbour.

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chekii
Jan 20, 2020 2:30 pm
Mark.Jones
Mark.Jones
20 January

Tiger Tail installation

Tiger Tail installation

Hello, I need to install tiger tail on the optus cable and I could only found 1 place that can do it called Sydney tiger tail. Is there any other business around that…

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Mark.Jones
Jan 20, 2020 1:16 pm
jgradds
jgradds
20 January

Building with Hudson Homes

Building with Hudson Homes
NSW

How did you go with Hudson Homes? Did the build go well? I am looking at building with them soon and any information would be great. Cheers.

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jgradds
Jan 20, 2020 12:34 pm
benwardbourton
benwardbourton
20 January

Extension of Time Claim - Building Period Already Elapsed

Extension of Time Claim - Building Period Already Elapsed
VIC

I've wondered this myself recently. I wont be reminding them if that's the case. We are so far behind now that a few more weeks in the grand scheme of things isn't going…

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benwardbourton
Jan 20, 2020 11:38 am
JennyH
JennyH
20 January

Exterior trim colours - meltdown over shades of white and ne

Exterior trim colours - meltdown over shades of white and ne
NSW

Thanks aandsc - Im thinking maybe I should just change the window frames to surfmist., then just do all trims and everything outside surfmist as well. The reason I…

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JennyH
Jan 20, 2020 10:49 am
robertye112
robertye112
20 January

Clarendon Boston 36, hamptons brick facade

Clarendon Boston 36, hamptons brick facade

thanks gogo65. We will ugprade the stone but probably leave the doors, we have access to a cabinet maker in the family

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robertye112
Jan 20, 2020 10:01 am
TeslaCyberTruck
TeslaCyberTruck
19 January

Independent Building Surveyor or Builder's Surveyor

Independent Building Surveyor or Builder's Surveyor
VIC
1, 2

Is there a big difference in using a local city council 'municipal building surveyor' (in this case Whittlesea City Council in South Morang VIC 3752)…

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TeslaCyberTruck
Jan 19, 2020 5:35 pm
Bel0402
Bel0402
19 January

Visualiser

Visualiser

Hi, Just wondering if there is a free program that allows us to upload a photo of proposed house and change roof, garage, exterior colours etc. Also one that allows us to…

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Bel0402
Jan 19, 2020 3:20 pm
Homedai
Homedai
19 January

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
1 ... 16, 17, 18

I don’t have the internal colour package either . For internal we added fly screens, roller blind, security doors, nbn etc and upgraded the toilets. Electrical also…

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Homedai
Jan 19, 2020 2:53 pm
adrian20
adrian20
19 January

Essastone bench top

Essastone bench top

Hi. Just woundering if anyone has photos of essastone zinc or nickel. We are copying this display home for kitcken The bench top is basalt but we want to go for…

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adrian20
Jan 19, 2020 10:09 am

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