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Building with Ventura in Bushmead, WABuilding with Ventura in Bushmead, WA
WA

Thank you! Hopefully will have some exciting pictures to put up soon :)

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Rheezy
Apr 30, 2017 2:31 am
Building Marina Q1 with Henley - South East MelbourneBuilding Marina Q1 with Henley - South East Melbourne
VIC
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Hi sarzaa Really appreciate for your guidance . It really takes my stress away. Hope everything goes well 😊 I think we are 4-6 weeks…

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sumitsharma17
Apr 30, 2017 2:23 am
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Modified Burbank Indigo 5100 in Grandvue OfficerModified Burbank Indigo 5100 in Grandvue Officer
VIC
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The consultant probably loved your selections cos you have nice taste Doulton, from my experience they'll let you know if they think something is BAD :lol: Guess it's their job…

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Gravy
Apr 30, 2017 12:59 am
Bristol (44sq) - Porter Davis Melbourne - New BuildBristol (44sq) - Porter Davis Melbourne - New Build
VIC

Hey Sinbox. just came across your thread. Sorry to hear of the whole frustrating saga. Hope things take positive turn from here. Just a question, did PD not charge for…

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naziac
Apr 30, 2017 12:56 am
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Doulton777
Apr 30, 2017 12:55 am
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Liberty 45Liberty 45

HI Kandy! Nice choice on the Liberty. If you're interested in seeing some pics of the build process of the Liberty 45, mine is nearing completion. Link is below in my…

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dulie
Apr 30, 2017 12:01 am
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Metricon Liberty 45 CarlingfordMetricon Liberty 45 Carlingford
NSW

Hi Michelle! Welcome to the forum, I am nearing the end of my build journey with Metricon. I too knocked down a house to build the Liberty 45 or Hampshire as they call it…

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dulie
Apr 29, 2017 11:56 pm
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At contract stage, need helpAt contract stage, need help

Wow I can't believe they refused to give you a copy of the contract to review! Really glad it all worked out in the end but man if that happened to me I would of ripped…

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Gravy
Apr 29, 2017 11:51 pm
Is Masterton the best choice builders?Is Masterton the best choice builders?
NSW

I got occupancy 5 months after we moved in, like others suggest, just move in. Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
Apr 29, 2017 11:51 pm
JG King modified Heywood - Slab!JG King modified Heywood - Slab!
VIC
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I'm sorry to hear you are still waiting on the framers. It's definately not easy to keep a positive mind frame when you hit delays. I hope you enjoyed your charity walk…

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Jacinta.C
Apr 29, 2017 11:51 pm
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dulie
Apr 29, 2017 11:46 pm
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Need help choosing a house designNeed help choosing a house design
QLD
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Hi Algernon, yes, front of the house is facing west.

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sakmax
Apr 29, 2017 11:32 pm
Take TwoTake Two
ACT
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Yeah, once you step out of the standard (i.e. bog cheap) window ranges, there sometimes seems to be no rhyme or reason to window prices. We've been pleasantly surprised…

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algernon
Apr 29, 2017 11:30 pm
Mojo HomesMojo Homes
NSW
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I started building 1st week of June 2016 and yet Mojo can't give us a definitive PCI date!

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tjj07
Apr 29, 2017 10:25 pm
Who's building with Clarendon??Who's building with Clarendon??
NSW
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Did anyone upgrade their bathroom wall tiles (Tile Direct) from standard tiles 300 x 450 to 300 x 600? How much did it cost?

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Evortla
Apr 29, 2017 10:20 pm
Simonds Hudson BendigoSimonds Hudson Bendigo
VIC
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Gosh, it really looks like stone

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Marshall5858
Apr 29, 2017 10:09 pm
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Double Garage door Max width?Double Garage door Max width?
NSW

How much more is that from standard double?

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GLO
Apr 29, 2017 9:52 pm
Building with MetriconBuilding with Metricon
NSW
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M didn't have the model that we wanted. So we have to go post handover.

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Renman
Apr 29, 2017 9:51 pm
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My Metricon Bordeaux 56 buildMy Metricon Bordeaux 56 build
VIC
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Good to see you are coming to the end of M journey. Looking forward to see it all furnished, I won't be able to tell if it's ur place or the display home. Lol.

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Renman
Apr 29, 2017 9:50 pm
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Metricon - Glendale 39 HLE (Regional Vic)Metricon - Glendale 39 HLE (Regional Vic)
VIC

Oh phew to the brick pier!! Cost is bloody $1100 to get our 2 bricked!! (Extended alfresco out depth wise so ended up with another one) Yes have to make appointment,…

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kylz4
Apr 29, 2017 9:42 pm
First timers - Smart Homes for Living in WellardFirst timers - Smart Homes for Living in Wellard
WA
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It could be. I imagine the red brick is cheaper and as it gets plastered over it doesn't really matter. Better to have the nicer bricks on the outside. It's like on the…

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SilentBoB
Apr 29, 2017 9:36 pm
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Share your building inspection reports/experiencesShare your building inspection reports/experiences
VIC

Going to be watching this thread. We have started building yet. But I'm interested to see how people go with their private inspector. Good idea to…

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Doulton777
Apr 29, 2017 9:35 pm
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Sekisui / Burbank -our Acacia home-frame stage finally!Sekisui / Burbank -our Acacia home-frame stage finally!
NSW
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I made window curtains for my previous home. I will be making curtains again for bedrooms. Thinking of IKEA sliding panels for lounge and kitchen sliding doors. Build…

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shazaw
Apr 29, 2017 9:34 pm
Our First Home - Local BuilderOur First Home - Local Builder
NSW
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Thanks guys. I love it too, my partner is very easy going so if we can't find something in a lighter tone he will be happy to go with this. Charli thanks for those names…

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shellu
Apr 29, 2017 9:21 pm
Our Better Built Homes JourneyOur Better Built Homes Journey
NSW
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Looking good Krusade, we are still in council but hopefully our build goes as great as yours is going

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mathewfrost
Apr 29, 2017 9:13 pm
Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828 (frame inspection)Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828 (frame inspection)
NSW
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Your brick layer started work today! They worked on Saturday! At this rate your bricking are going to finish by end of week. Build Thread : viewtopic.php?f=31&t=81624

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shazaw
Apr 29, 2017 9:12 pm

Is the physical one you have selected more permanent? Like what happens in 10-15 years? Can it be redone? Or does it get "refilled" somehow? We got our "chemical" one…

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sinbox
Apr 29, 2017 9:02 pm
Home - Shipping container home or normal house?Home - Shipping container home or normal house?
NSW

A friend of mine just finished an elaborate multi-level container home in the Gold Coast hinterland. Looks fabulous!

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 29, 2017 8:47 pm
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Building with Wisdom HomesBuilding with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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@mrsllamas2016 your staircase looks amazing. How much does that cost and did you have to add extra for the door under the stairs? Thanks, yes the door under was…

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MrsLlamas2016
Apr 29, 2017 8:29 pm
Nico
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Building the Metricon Fortitude 32Building the Metricon Fortitude 32
VIC
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In my experience, trades such as brickies and concreters only do a single job each day, so even if it's a relatively small job like a mailbox you still have to pay for a…

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Nico
Apr 29, 2017 8:02 pm
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Your Connected Home. What have you done / what do you need?Your Connected Home. What have you done / what do you need?
NSW
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Yeah I've toyed with that idea myself. Maybe supplied via a 12vdc deep cycle battery, charged with 12vdc PV panels.... probably not a financially sensible decision but I…

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 29, 2017 7:47 pm
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We celebrated in style tonight! First Dinner on OUR land 😀😀😀😀 Pizza, champagne and candlelight.

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Tracyt
Apr 29, 2017 7:33 pm
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First Home - New Generation Homes or Homegroup WAFirst Home - New Generation Homes or Homegroup WA
WA

Yeyyy. Just signed PPA with NewGen. So happy with the design and inclusions with the surprisingly less than what we expected total package price.

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JayCee24
Apr 29, 2017 7:32 pm
HENRY
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Coral Homes Build SEQ - modified Grange 20Coral Homes Build SEQ - modified Grange 20
QLD
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WOW Klea . Very nice tile choices. I'm another one that loves matt tiles. That Grange in cotton matte will look stunning.

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HENRY
Apr 29, 2017 7:21 pm

MGARDZ I think that sounds really reasonable (that price includes the tiles?). We are having our front porch tiled by M, I realise their pricing is different to after…

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MartinsHarmony
Apr 29, 2017 7:17 pm
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HENRY
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First Home :) Building with Dixon HomesFirst Home :) Building with Dixon Homes
QLD
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Guess who's not going to get much sleep tonight. And when you do, you'll be dreaming of your lovely new home.

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HENRY
Apr 29, 2017 7:15 pm
B & D's First build with HGWAB & D's First build with HGWA
WA
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Looks great Dee 😊👍

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jenza20
Apr 29, 2017 7:02 pm
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Apr 29, 2017 6:54 pm
Rheezy
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First Build in Perth - Choosing a BuilderFirst Build in Perth - Choosing a Builder
WA

We signed up with Ventura and haven't started yet but so far the process has been good. Our salesperson helped us with the perfect design we loved and it was just an…

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Rheezy
Apr 29, 2017 6:44 pm
Billys Lookout - Coral - Grange 26Billys Lookout - Coral - Grange 26
NSW
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Yes we loved it thank goodness my hubby wants to deck & extend now after seeing it not sure where we are getting the $ tree from though lol

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BrownDog77
Apr 29, 2017 6:07 pm
Building with Valeco HomesBuilding with Valeco Homes
QLD

Hi. I did end up building with valeco. About 2 weeks from moving in. We had a few problems with our build but it happens with every build its hard to be patient but it…

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roosterman1984
Apr 29, 2017 5:59 pm
Metricon Winchester 28Metricon Winchester 28
VIC

I just requested mine through the Selkirk website but I assume the other brick companies offer the same. Otherwise you might need to pop down to their display centres to…

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blackcat20
Apr 29, 2017 5:42 pm
Gravy
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What builders have fixed price site costs?What builders have fixed price site costs?
NSW

They ended up about a grand cheaper than us, identical blocks and theirs has a slightly bigger fall from front to back. We had a nice big vein of rock running diagonal…

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Gravy
Apr 29, 2017 5:34 pm
Rheezy
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Building Inspectors - Perth NORBuilding Inspectors - Perth NOR
WA

Hi! Just wondering if you could say how much they charged you? We are looking at organising a building inspector quite soon. Thanks

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Rheezy
Apr 29, 2017 5:11 pm
Talkey
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Building Marseille 25 with Boutique HomesBuilding Marseille 25 with Boutique Homes
VIC

Yeah, it's high. Unfortunately as we are overseas, options are very limited and we have no choice with lender. I wonder if it'll be easy to refinance when we move back to…

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Talkey
Apr 29, 2017 5:06 pm
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