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Nishan
Nishan
27 February

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
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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

Signature projects Box Hill - Any reviews ? ***

Signature projects Box Hill - Any reviews ? ***

Hi All, I also want to have some idea. I had checked the their project at tallawong station. The construction is start, but the builder looks different with the signature…

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Kevin L
Sep 18, 2021 11:35 pm
SOML
SOML
4 h

Who to build with?

Who to build with?

I’ve been lurking on here and in $honky WA fb group since we decided to build a house. This is the first time I am posting in here… We are currently building with…

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SOML
Sep 18, 2021 11:14 pm

depending on your local climate it's usually better to take maximum advantage of the northerly aspect and my suggestion include a master suite grouped with the study and…

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oklouise
Sep 18, 2021 10:28 pm

Hotondo

Hotondo

What would their price be for this model does anyone know? Thanks

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dannyboy92
Sep 18, 2021 10:27 pm

Building with Clarendon vs Metricon or Rawson

Building with Clarendon vs Metricon or Rawson

Interesting you are still looking at project homes after having obtained your own plans for a custom build...How much did the plans cost you?

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Infinite-Justice
Sep 18, 2021 9:37 pm

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 30, 31, 32

3 trailers, toilet for pool visitors and a home office is the plan... Need to start measuring and get all the trailers in one spot to be able to see how the jigsaw puzzle fits in

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Drew01
Sep 18, 2021 9:21 pm
Drew01

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 32, 33, 34

We've got a very defined area to work in due to an overlay, that the pool guys are aware of... We're thinking of a honed aggregate pool deck with a clear seal to match…

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Drew01
Sep 18, 2021 9:05 pm
Drew01

Million dollar home in Perth

Million dollar home in Perth
1, 2, 3

That is exactly what I was told by Ken, the sales guy, so I went down and met their Director and he confirmed that Riverstone has never changed a quoted price or passed on…

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shaidas
Sep 18, 2021 5:50 pm

Roofing Alternatives

Roofing Alternatives

I would be concerned with fire resistant EPS, this usually means they are using some type of chemicals such as bromines HBCD which are highly cancerous. PIRs should be…

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alexp79
Sep 18, 2021 12:08 pm

Overland flow flood

Overland flow flood

Overland flow typically occurs when the drainage pipes are already full, so diverting to the pit won't get rid of any water. In a flood situation water may actually be…

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bashworth
Sep 18, 2021 9:14 am
bashworth

What happens if land measurement comes short

What happens if land measurement comes short
WA

Every Builder I have known won't start until all the boundary marker pegs have been located and checked. If the pegs are visible its a ten minute job to check the…

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bashworth
Sep 18, 2021 9:09 am
bashworth

If you don't, this is what you will be missing, and the missed bookings

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building-expert
Sep 17, 2021 10:10 pm
building-expert
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Yesterday

ACC Process

ACC Process
VIC

Just saw your post as we are nearly at this stage. Have you started on site? Did it end up taking the 2-3 weeks?

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anged
Sep 17, 2021 5:53 pm
strannik
strannik
17 September

Charges for variations before signing contract?

Charges for variations before signing contract?

It really depends on what order they are doing things in. Reasonable builders have those clauses to force clients to stop changing their mind every day, so at some point…

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strannik
Sep 17, 2021 1:39 pm
malypetu
malypetu
17 September

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 808, 809, 810

Hi There, Just to add my experience. I have taken the offer and I can tell it is well worth it. Firstly insulation is the winner, noise and temperature are excellent and…

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malypetu
Sep 17, 2021 11:52 am
samtk
samtk
17 September

An example of interesting workmanship with Big M should I ma

An example of interesting workmanship with Big M should I ma

Awesome! Trip to total tools to get myself a level and some other bits and pieces!

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samtk
Sep 17, 2021 11:21 am

It helps if you are given the correct Certified Details, then you can scrutinise the work and costs involved In the below example the trades aren't paid any more The…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 17, 2021 11:10 am
StructuralBIMGuy

[VIC] First home buyer mislead by volume builder sales rep.

[VIC] First home buyer mislead by volume builder sales rep.

Hi awkwajena One option is, you could sell the land and look to build your dream home elsewhere. Cheers, John

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Contracts-Specialist
Sep 17, 2021 10:27 am
Contracts-Specialist
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 September

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?
NSW
1, 2

Yes, we have just had our house demolished by Home Demolitions. We did all the prep site work like putting up the temp security fence, builders toilet and abolishment of…

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Stewie D
Sep 17, 2021 8:36 am
TrickyRickyDoo
TrickyRickyDoo
16 September

Building with Montgomery Homes

Building with Montgomery Homes
1, 2

Ah okay, we've had a concept plan and expecting the tender tomorrow. It's 2.5 months since we paid the deposit which is a little longer than we'd hoped, but understandable…

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TrickyRickyDoo
Sep 16, 2021 9:20 pm
Spazzen
Spazzen
16 September

My build - GJ Gardners - Newport

My build - GJ Gardners - Newport

Wasn't exactly quick, but at least its started now, even if only barely. Hopefully it won't take too long and i can post pictures of the brickwork, but i've already been…

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Spazzen
Sep 16, 2021 9:15 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
16 September

Hot Water Advice

Hot Water Advice
WA

I would suggest that clause has been deleted in Queensland, I would have to look at it again in the code. You can email the ABCB regarding this they are very helpful.

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Doozer1905
Sep 16, 2021 8:04 pm
Althom
Althom
16 September

Alfresco open on 3 sides?

Alfresco open on 3 sides?
VIC

Shop around. There's numerous mobs who do them and you can get quite competetive pricing.

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Althom
Sep 16, 2021 7:12 pm
Althom
Flamingo
Flamingo
16 September

KDR - hydraulic investigation/flood report

KDR - hydraulic investigation/flood report

Hi Rob, can I ask you if your new house Slab is higher than your neighbor's property for your new build? My neighbor on my left did KDR 13 years ago, we are both on flood…

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Flamingo
Sep 16, 2021 5:17 pm
Jason526
Jason526
16 September

Canberra - RZ2 - KDR - two houses

Canberra - RZ2 - KDR - two houses

Sorry I can't help with most of your questions. It's better to find a designer/architect who is very familiar with the local council's planning requirements. For a real…

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Jason526
Sep 16, 2021 2:25 pm
bestspecials
bestspecials
16 September

Which bayside suburbs to pick in Brisbane?

Which bayside suburbs to pick in Brisbane?

I live on the Redcliffe Peninsula and it is a beautiful place to live. There are alot of beaches you can swim at and heaps of parks. There is a heap of restaurants and…

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bestspecials
Sep 16, 2021 2:04 pm
bestspecials
Jason526
Jason526
16 September

Signing land contract without building contract

Signing land contract without building contract
WA

As long as it's not a house & land package, you will be fine to purchase the land without a building contract. You will have the freedom to pick a builder with a plan and…

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Jason526
Sep 16, 2021 12:22 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
16 September

Builder's drawings, costs and contracts

Builder's drawings, costs and contracts

When time permits I'll dig around and put up an example of GIS, 3D Engineering Bim Data/proofs and a comparison of DWG (Flat earth 2D Bulls!t) and engineering Bim 3D…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 16, 2021 11:22 am
StructuralBIMGuy
johnl
johnl
16 September

New Build Quotes - project home

New Build Quotes - project home

Hi guys, New on the forum. Looking to see if anybody has any recent quotes from any Sydney based project home builders and if they'd be willing to share. I'm trying to…

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johnl
Sep 16, 2021 10:38 am
icat2000
icat2000
16 September

Initial Deposit Dispute

Initial Deposit Dispute
VIC
1, 2

I think the builder offering you half your deposit back is reasonable. The builder is entitled to recover any costs they have spent to date on your build out of the…

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icat2000
Sep 16, 2021 8:53 am
icat2000
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
16 September

Build Period for Double Storey

Build Period for Double Storey
NSW

Ceddy A home of that size by a custom builder should take no more than 7-8 months from Demo to landscaping. Having said that at the moment with the Covid situation…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 16, 2021 4:36 am
Ashington Homes

I have big L shape alfresco. Initially I was planning to put 23*30 french door which would have 2 fixed panels on both the side. But now I feel if I put french door I…

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MegKo
Sep 16, 2021 1:29 am
Josh22
Josh22
15 September

Estimating costs

Estimating costs

https://www.mcdonaldjoneshomes.com.au/h ... floor-plan Custom = architect/draftsman and a smaller builder. Volume builder = already have designs (above) (you usually can…

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Josh22
Sep 15, 2021 9:26 pm
SDS1
SDS1
15 September

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 56, 57, 58

Tiling selections in particular are best done in store as they colours on the website are never accurate. I found it was useful to go to Beaumont for one or two visits…

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SDS1
Sep 15, 2021 9:11 pm
Leona33
Leona33
15 September

Which ducted aircon size? Daikin 16kW or 18kW?

Which ducted aircon size? Daikin 16kW or 18kW?

Thank you as well to the member here who hekped me do the computer modeling for window size, glazing upgrades , insulation upgrade.

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Leona33
Sep 15, 2021 7:49 pm
Ceddy_83
Ceddy_83
15 September

Anyone Building with Inspired Homes/Strive Homes?

Anyone Building with Inspired Homes/Strive Homes?
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Has Evolve fixed all the defects satisfactorily?

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Ceddy_83
Sep 15, 2021 5:16 pm
JWJ
JWJ
15 September

Looking at Metricon Vantage 48 (H&L)

Looking at Metricon Vantage 48 (H&L)

This made my day "At least you can prepare and lube up before the main event." so funny!

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JWJ
Sep 15, 2021 3:34 pm
JWJ
JWJ
15 September

Third time's a charm ( our 3rd build @ Bingara Gorge )

Third time's a charm ( our 3rd build @ Bingara Gorge )
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Thanks for responding mate, this is very helpful as we are identical to yours including block orientation. Have you by any chance been in there between between 1-4pm and…

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JWJ
Sep 15, 2021 3:29 pm
jay4542
jay4542
15 September

Has anyone build with Symmetric Homes (VIC)?

Has anyone build with Symmetric Homes (VIC)?

After the frame stage, the works are going very well and it is at a full swing, hopefully we get it delivered soon.

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jay4542
Sep 15, 2021 1:31 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
15 September

Recommended Suppliers on Homeone

Recommended Suppliers on Homeone
VIC

Yep totally with you and totally agree with what you have said. Also we all should be supporting local manufacturers where we can. Another one is cabinets, how do you…

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Doozer1905
Sep 15, 2021 12:08 pm
Steve81
Steve81
15 September

Simonds - Portland Facade

Simonds - Portland Facade

Hi, I am looking to build with Simonds using their Portland Facade, but have been unable to see one in the flesh in the Adelaide area. Has anyone used this facade in Adelaide?

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Steve81
Sep 15, 2021 8:02 am
Dobarduff
Dobarduff
14 September

Building Permit Hume

Building Permit Hume

Can a good lawyer help with a permit?

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Dobarduff
Sep 14, 2021 11:46 pm
Dobarduff
robw17
robw17
14 September

KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Week 62 Second PCI Walk Through Rawson has been busy working on the list from the first walk through so after the second PCI walkthrough this week we were pleased to find…

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robw17
Sep 14, 2021 9:28 pm
lukew
lukew
14 September

Henley Cullen 41

Henley Cullen 41
VIC

cyncyn we are just about to start with the Cullen 41, we have very similar upgrades. Which refrigerated option did you go with? How are you enjoying the house, is there…

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lukew
Sep 14, 2021 1:41 pm
Kelmartian
Kelmartian
13 September

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

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

Hmm interesting. I can’t imagine TA would be happy being on that list, and it will be interesting to have a conversation with TA about it sooner than later (tender…

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Kelmartian
Sep 13, 2021 10:04 pm
theotherengineer
theotherengineer
13 September

Waffle slabs, slab heave and site drainage

Waffle slabs, slab heave and site drainage
QLD

Hey Matt, I came across your video while researching about waffle slabs. We will be knocking down and rebuilding, have a 2m drop (higher at the front) over 46m or so. We…

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theotherengineer
Sep 13, 2021 9:07 pm

Absolutely! We barely use the living room anyway,even though it’s pretty big. We are either outside or in the upstairs rumpus. Kitchen is huge and we have a great big…

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Funkynoodles
Sep 13, 2021 2:22 pm
awkwajena
awkwajena
13 September

Arli Homes

Arli Homes
VIC

Hi all, I'd love to hear some experiences if any past or current Arli Homes clients are here on h1? Advice/experience from industry professionals who have had…

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awkwajena
Sep 13, 2021 1:42 pm
Jason526
Jason526
13 September

Pandemic influencing home design

Pandemic influencing home design

That's why I don't see how home quarantine would work without affecting other family members. One person returns from overseas and home quarantine, are other family…

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Jason526
Sep 13, 2021 12:21 pm

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