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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

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

Roof - colour bond Vs Tiles?

Roof - colour bond Vs Tiles?
VIC
1, 2

i typed a massive story a few days ago and then kit clear instead of post our present colorbond house when we bought it, the following leaks rangehood vent pipe, took roof…

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aussieta
Jan 22, 2020 7:22 am
aussieta
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shokel1975
Jan 22, 2020 7:18 am
shokel1975
AnjC
AnjC
7 h

New Build - Residential Attitudes -Custom - WA

New Build - Residential Attitudes -Custom - WA

Well, the toilet is sort of straight off the kitchen, but technically the Home Theatre is a bedroom, so that's the ensuite to the bedroom - I wouldn't want to remove the…

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AnjC
Jan 22, 2020 12:59 am

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

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

Quotation Process

Quotation Process

Unfortunately no they won't

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insider
Jan 21, 2020 9:33 pm
insider

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
12 h

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

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

Henley Electra 35 Building Altona 2019 - Knock Down rebuild

Henley Electra 35 Building Altona 2019 - Knock Down rebuild

Hey cobri05 - (as at late January 2020) how is the build going? From your experience with Henley so far, would you recommend them to others?

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TeslaCyberTruck
Jan 21, 2020 6:28 pm

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

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
Aoki
Aoki
14 h

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)

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

Hi Sathya, thanks for your reply. Yes, I understand that the split level may add costs to the builder and we wouldn't mind to pay a bit extra as long as that was the…

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Aoki
Jan 21, 2020 5:48 pm
ks155
ks155
16 h

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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

Hi everyone, We are having plan presentation in two days. Do you have any recommendations or tips for the meeting? Thanks in advance.

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ks155
Jan 21, 2020 3:49 pm
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
16 h

Internal Walls - Help please Surfmist Vs Winter Ice

Internal Walls - Help please Surfmist Vs Winter Ice

We are in the final couple of weeks building, and have selected Winter Ice for our internal walls and woodwork. The painter is currently on the second coat and while I am…

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Bebbsy
Jan 21, 2020 3:32 pm
Sam56
Sam56
17 h

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

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

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

Some new appliances and a couple of additional displays. It's only the back section of the kitchen gallery. They have a bench top with Essastone Perla Venato which we were…

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sumur1au
Jan 21, 2020 11:39 am
Rhetti
Rhetti
22 h

Non compliant site levels / elevations - Help please!!

Non compliant site levels / elevations - Help please!!

Anyway..... Kate3079 you need work out if you builder has not complied with the approved building plans, or if your certifier has not not complied with the town planning…

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Rhetti
Jan 21, 2020 9:58 am
Rhetti

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
Yesterday

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
Yesterday

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
Yesterday

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
Yesterday

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
Yesterday

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
fryxx
fryxx
20 January

fencing fencing fencing - SA

fencing fencing fencing - SA

Hi guys! I am building my first house and doing it by my self so I am a little lost about everything haha. Current dilemma I am at slab stage, and am starting to…

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fryxx
Jan 20, 2020 2:05 pm
fryxx
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
bvd1
bvd1
19 January

MCDONALD JONES MONTEREY

MCDONALD JONES MONTEREY

Hi there, I will also be building a Monterey Four with McDonald Jones in 2020 and haven't been able to track down any photos of existing builds! Were you able to find any?…

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bvd1
Jan 19, 2020 8:49 pm
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
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
19 January

Building approval - ducted heating /cooling post handover

Building approval - ducted heating /cooling post handover

Welcome to the forum. That is a great blog and very professionally done. Super impressed by it. "In most PD display homes they have provisioned for Evap…

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SaveH2O
Jan 19, 2020 9:51 am
SaveH2O
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
18 January

Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified

Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Nothing like shopping for bits and pieces to really "finish" your new house, and turn it into a home. Can't wait to see all the fittings and furniture in and…

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Blacktea2sugars
Jan 18, 2020 7:58 pm
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
18 January

Semore homes

Semore homes
VIC

Hey Wishy, We looked very briefly at them (while we seriously considered two other contenders). I too was a little concerned about their "newness", even though I was…

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Blacktea2sugars
Jan 18, 2020 7:55 pm
Blacktea2sugars
Saurabh
Saurabh
18 January

Porter Davis Vermont 33

Porter Davis Vermont 33

we are going with Seaside as its included ... have gone over the budget.... How abt you..have you signed the final contract.....Where about are you building?

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Saurabh
Jan 18, 2020 7:45 pm
murtaza.sh
murtaza.sh
18 January

SJD Homes - Caversham 3 customised

SJD Homes - Caversham 3 customised
VIC
1, 2

very exciting and informative story of your build with SJD. Any updates or finished product pictures?

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murtaza.sh
Jan 18, 2020 6:31 pm
murtaza.sh

So it's one more week till PCI! It's been booked in for next Friday. This week they were busy getting things fixed and finished. Today they were replacing the master…

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chekii
Jan 18, 2020 3:12 pm
amilelka
amilelka
18 January

New home build - Custom Design WA

New home build - Custom Design WA
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Thanks, It feels bad to say that I'm relieved seeing big name builders receive fines as well. There definitely seems to be no shortage of incompetent trades people around!

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amilelka
Jan 18, 2020 2:46 pm
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saminamin
Jan 18, 2020 11:04 am
saminamin
saminamin
saminamin
18 January

Anyone else building with hebel ?

Anyone else building with hebel ?

Hi , Thanks for the comment. I really like the clean finish of the hebel , we can achieve it by rendering the bricks but i would imagine thats not very cost effective…

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650
saminamin
Jan 18, 2020 11:02 am
saminamin
TeslaCyberTruck
TeslaCyberTruck
17 January

Building Inspections(Melbourne)

Building Inspections(Melbourne)
VIC

How did it all go SunnyDays ? 6 years on are you still living in the same property or sold it and moved on to a new property? :-D Are many of the Building Inspectors still…

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TeslaCyberTruck
Jan 17, 2020 9:15 pm

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