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Nishan
Nishan
27 February

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Our house as it was getting built by Semore Homes, we moved in a couple of months ago and love what they have delivered :-D

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Nishan
Feb 27, 2021 5:49 am
Builderg
Builderg
27 August

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Does anyone know if we can go beyond 5 km to visit our building site for PCI? I'm thinking it's not allowed but then it is kinda essential to progress the build to…

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Builderg
Aug 27, 2021 4:09 pm
domwild
domwild
3 August

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 58, 59, 60

I managed to get the builder to install plugs (sockets) on the rafters. If the LED burns out or I do not like the colour, then I do not have to call in the electrician. I…

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domwild
Aug 03, 2021 7:47 am
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SJT76
Sep 28, 2021 10:34 pm
Hemz
Hemz
8 h

Squareset Alfresco

Squareset Alfresco
NSW

We are nearly finished our build and it includes squareset finish to interior and alfresco. I was just wondering what a squareset to the alfresco should look like against…

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Hemz
Sep 28, 2021 8:34 pm

Where to put alfresco north facing rear

Where to put alfresco north facing rear

NE side… if you have high ceilings and also taller stacker doors as long as the alfresco isn’t as long as an olympic swimming pool light will flow in. NW isn’t a…

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CD12JD
Sep 28, 2021 7:48 pm
CD12JD

Feedback on floor plan for new home

Feedback on floor plan for new home
VIC

Any chance of moving the garage to the western side? It's basically going to block all of the morning sun in its present position. It doesn't look like there will be a…

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BlazedSpaniel
Sep 28, 2021 7:32 pm

Master bedroom layout

Master bedroom layout

I'd go with option 3. WIR space is a pretty useful thing to have.

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Spazzen
Sep 28, 2021 6:38 pm

Terminate Build Contract

Terminate Build Contract

I love reading your advice John :) Thanks for the contribution Cheers Simeon

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Ashington Homes
Sep 28, 2021 3:16 pm
Ashington Homes

Contract and finance process

Contract and finance process

Hi an3035, You should not pay a deposit until you receive the Home Warranty Insurance. It is a breach of the Home Building Act…

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Contracts-Specialist
Sep 28, 2021 1:15 pm
Contracts-Specialist

Initial Deposit Dispute

Initial Deposit Dispute
VIC
1, 2

Hi sparshrohatgi It is possible that the Builder is breaching or repudiating the original agreement. If there is no Contract…

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Contracts-Specialist
Sep 28, 2021 1:06 pm
Contracts-Specialist

Building a house - final payment

Building a house - final payment
VIC

Hi gheg You need to read your particular contract. Often, the contract prescribes upon completion of the stage of work that…

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Contracts-Specialist
Sep 28, 2021 12:57 pm
Contracts-Specialist
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
17 h

Floor Waste requirement

Floor Waste requirement
VIC

Thanks Leona33. I have checked with them and they said its not there. Just wanted to understand that is floor waste an optional or a requirement as per the regulations.

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Ozshaz
Sep 28, 2021 11:28 am
amitava79
amitava79
Yesterday

Falmec

Falmec
WA

How'd the review ..I suppose you have started using it?

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amitava79
Sep 27, 2021 9:02 pm
Pulse
Pulse
Yesterday

Ceiling height discrepancy - new build

Ceiling height discrepancy - new build
VIC

60mm is not noticeable, rondo 129 furring channels are 30mm, 20mm gap for levelling, and 10mm plasterboard, could also be a dropped area to allow for plumbing traps or…

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Pulse
Sep 27, 2021 8:24 pm

Advice for first home buying

Advice for first home buying

Hello everyone, Me and my wife are looking to buy our first home in Brisbane. We have come across a house and land package in Springfield rise, Spring Mountain. We…

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Firsthomebuyer4300
Sep 27, 2021 8:08 pm
becmiltos
becmiltos
Yesterday

Newbie advice please!

Newbie advice please!
VIC

Newbie here. Just in the process of buying a lot in Aldo Estate in Fraser Rise (yayyy!!) Looking for any and all advice on Metricon v Henley v PDX v Boutique Homes v…

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becmiltos
Sep 27, 2021 8:06 pm
AseDE
AseDE
27 September

Hot Water System for 56 Squire Home

Hot Water System for 56 Squire Home

Hi All, Builder is providing below hot water system but I need your advice. Hot Water Unit (Solar Gas) - Chromagen 9202VOBP11T2608 Tank with (2No.) Chromagen…

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AseDE
Sep 27, 2021 2:18 pm
Home_Heart
Home_Heart
27 September

Spectrum Build North Brisbane

Spectrum Build North Brisbane

To their credit, Spectrum have been pretty transparent about the issues facing the entire industry. They should give you a reasonable view of what to expect. This will be…

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Home_Heart
Sep 27, 2021 1:45 pm
Home_Heart
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 September

Roof pitch

Roof pitch

The extra 4% pitch calc will affect your roof drainage calcs for wind driven rain. You first need to ask your builder whether it would result in either having an…

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SaveH2O
Sep 27, 2021 12:50 pm
SaveH2O
Aliidra
Aliidra
27 September

Wide shallow house designs

Wide shallow house designs

That looks great, thanks for sharing. I’ve actually made inquiries with Clarendon already, just waiting for them to contact me

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Aliidra
Sep 27, 2021 10:40 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
27 September

Screeding question

Screeding question
NSW

Tangle88 We recently ( just before lockdown in June) screeded around 100sqm similar to what you are doing. We used approximately 5 cubic meters of sand and 1 of…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 27, 2021 4:51 am
Ashington Homes
Noname
Noname
26 September

Concrete skirt question. Retaining wall or not?

Concrete skirt question. Retaining wall or not?
1, 2

YOU don't know the variables of this scenario specifically. Not that they can't be obtained. Your comprehension is about as good as your burns. Would love to see you…

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Noname
Sep 26, 2021 11:24 pm
Pipipie
Pipipie
26 September

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Just shortly after 180 days Charleston delivered the bad news of 4% price increase. Anyone else received this???

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Pipipie
Sep 26, 2021 7:31 pm
chippy
chippy
26 September

Million dollar home in Perth

Million dollar home in Perth
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi shaidas It's good to see that you have sorted things out with AsxTradingGirl You obviously have some good insights to share with her and the homeone readers. I think…

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chippy
Sep 26, 2021 5:22 pm
chippy
Goldy012001
Goldy012001
26 September

Henley Or Carlisle Inclusions

Henley Or Carlisle Inclusions
VIC

Hey Vipin, I am going with Canterbury grand deluxe 47 and the guy said we are waiting for the final quote but it may be vary and also he said you will get back bush fire…

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Goldy012001
Sep 26, 2021 3:50 pm
Ceddy_83
Ceddy_83
26 September

Build Period for Double Storey

Build Period for Double Storey
NSW

I would think so too, the builder i have slowest builder in Australia i think so. Taking over 5 months post frame to complete lockup!

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Ceddy_83
Sep 26, 2021 10:58 am
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
25 September

Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Thomas Archer Bayside Build
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Blinds are Somfy Sinesse. Independent remote

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Blacktea2sugars
Sep 25, 2021 9:46 pm
Blacktea2sugars
Sarah.z
Sarah.z
25 September

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 809, 810, 811

Appreciate your help ❤️

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Sarah.z
Sep 25, 2021 7:37 pm
Renman
Renman
25 September

Plasterer's Thoughts?

Plasterer's Thoughts?

They won't do anything unless you stand 2.5m front of it, no light source how you have it there and you can spot the issue within about 2 seconds of looking at it. They…

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Renman
Sep 25, 2021 2:33 pm
Renman
99altezza
99altezza
25 September

Porter Davis - Savoy 40

Porter Davis - Savoy 40

Did not work out for me, how did you go?

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99altezza
Sep 25, 2021 2:07 pm
tarunkumar
tarunkumar
25 September

Pre-Constructions Charges by the builder

Pre-Constructions Charges by the builder

Hi Chris Thanks again for your advice. Appreciate it. Cheers Tarun

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tarunkumar
Sep 25, 2021 1:56 pm
kelsey
kelsey
25 September

Builder charging 14% surcharge delay in start date

Builder charging 14% surcharge delay in start date

That seems pretty unreasonable to me. On a 300k build, 42k is like an almost 15% increase. As the above poster pointed out, they do actually have a right to charge you…

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kelsey
Sep 25, 2021 10:18 am
BlazedSpaniel
BlazedSpaniel
25 September

Custom Floorplan comments and review

Custom Floorplan comments and review

I feel like if you're got a good view from the front of the house then you should consider maybe moving more of the living areas or the master there. Few other things to…

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BlazedSpaniel
Sep 25, 2021 9:14 am
BlazedSpaniel
BlazedSpaniel
25 September

House orientation

House orientation

You'll want to flip that floorplan so the garage is to the south-west corner. That will let gentle morning sunlight into the living areas and keep out the harsh afternoon sun.

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BlazedSpaniel
Sep 25, 2021 8:47 am
domwild
domwild
25 September

Quality builder and building designer Perth

Quality builder and building designer Perth

Correct, but with building being such a complex undertaking and with the architect's charges being quite high due to them being a percentage of building costs, one expects…

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domwild
Sep 25, 2021 8:41 am
BlazedSpaniel
BlazedSpaniel
25 September

Opinion on natural light : North front facing house

Opinion on natural light : North front facing house

Yes, I think the original floor plan isn't going to work well for that block in either orientation and OP would be better off looking at a different design, a…

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BlazedSpaniel
Sep 25, 2021 8:38 am
chardobon
chardobon
25 September

Is my potential double garage build too small?

Is my potential double garage build too small?
1, 2

It depends on the size of your cars.

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chardobon
Sep 25, 2021 4:10 am
chardobon
Zoebunny
Zoebunny
24 September

Study rooms and nooks in the year 2021

Study rooms and nooks in the year 2021

boris594 - not ridiculous though I initially felt same hesitation asking our architect because you always see that larger single study in all the floorplans. But current…

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Zoebunny
Sep 24, 2021 10:32 pm
seutaojiang
seutaojiang
24 September

Building in Canberra - Costs

Building in Canberra - Costs
NSW

HI how much did you pay for the architect's plan?

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seutaojiang
Sep 24, 2021 11:46 am
Citybuilder77
Citybuilder77
24 September

Masterton - Westwood

Masterton - Westwood
1, 2

Hi everyone, Where is everyone on their timeline in building their new Westwood home ? We engaged first discussions with Masterton in June and now are about to sign the…

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Citybuilder77
Sep 24, 2021 11:26 am
strannik
strannik
23 September

New pool - filtration systems

New pool - filtration systems

The first one seems to be a combination of chlorinator and ozonator. It still needs salt in water, but seems to be lower amount than traditional chlorinators. The second…

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strannik
Sep 23, 2021 11:06 pm
Renman
Renman
23 September

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD
QLD
1 ... 87, 88, 89

We can't imagine what it will be like being in Melb lockdown in our hold house. So glad we finished the build and landscaping and got to enjoy it now.

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Renman
Sep 23, 2021 4:19 pm
Renman
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
23 September

New Double storey house on slope land

New Double storey house on slope land

the basement component is really expensive. We are doing a couple of these in North Ryde and depending on how much rock you hit you are probably looking at $150-180k for…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 23, 2021 3:33 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
23 September

Builder costs

Builder costs

Hi Tom, From what you have described it sounds a bit high. I would expect $3,000/sqm to include the concrete pool, landscaping and higher end appliances. No its not…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 23, 2021 3:08 pm
Ashington Homes
Xfactor
Xfactor
23 September

Building with Clarendon vs Metricon or Rawson

Building with Clarendon vs Metricon or Rawson

No real reason, when we built in 2014 our block was alot smaller 520sq with 12.19 frontage and RWson had a design we liked. This time around our land is 613sq with 15.24…

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Xfactor
Sep 23, 2021 2:05 pm
Kippers01
Kippers01
23 September

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 57, 58, 59

Dont write the demolition company a blank check. Make sure the 'hidden asbestos' proceedure is documented, understood and agreed in the contract so you are protected as…

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Kippers01
Sep 23, 2021 10:24 am
Noname
Noname
22 September

When does CCTV cameras get installed

When does CCTV cameras get installed
QLD

You don't need internet to have CCTV recording onto an NVR. You would only need the internet if you want to remotely access or back up the vision.

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Noname
Sep 22, 2021 9:56 pm
Elson25
Elson25
22 September

DBN Homes

DBN Homes

Hi valhound how did you go with dbn homes?

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Elson25
Sep 22, 2021 8:43 pm

Charges for variations before signing contract?

Charges for variations before signing contract?

Hi an3035! It sounds like there is no contract in place. You might consider whether or not you continue your relationship with…

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Contracts-Specialist
Sep 22, 2021 6:44 pm
Contracts-Specialist
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
22 September

Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]
1, 2, 3, 4

Seems very odd? Maybe a supplier/trade issue out of TA's hands? We went with stone, but failing that, glass would have been our next option. We are having glass in our…

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Blacktea2sugars
Sep 22, 2021 12:48 pm
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
22 September

Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20
1, 2, 3, 4

hey Wellbuild Drove past your site this morning. Looking amazing despite this current "construction glitch" in Melbourne. Has TA communicated with you what they…

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Blacktea2sugars
Sep 22, 2021 12:40 pm
Blacktea2sugars
alexp79
alexp79
22 September

Building quality volume vs custom builder

Building quality volume vs custom builder
1, 2, 3

you pay with peanuts, you get monkeys

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alexp79
Sep 22, 2021 12:00 am

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