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andycoles2019
andycoles2019
13 August

Show us your facade...

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

Just thinking that its better to share this home design in a video type. The design is called, Eclipse with Liner…

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andycoles2019
Aug 13, 2019 7:34 pm
andycoles2019
Hoovyendy
Hoovyendy
30 July

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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We visit at least once a week. Although we are moving to the estate soon, so I expect we would visit most days.

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Hoovyendy
Jul 30, 2019 4:59 pm
Hoovyendy
Hoovyendy
Hoovyendy
30 July

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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always have heaps of power points in kitchen for all the appliances

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Hoovyendy
Jul 30, 2019 4:56 pm
Hoovyendy
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Malini2015
Aug 24, 2019 2:58 pm

Thrive VS Domaine VS Eden Brae homes

Thrive VS Domaine VS Eden Brae homes

Hi, I have 15m width * 31.6m depth 474m2 block at Wallis Creek. My land are not registered. (Aimed to March 2020) According to developer's contour, driveway (around…

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jtlim21c
Aug 24, 2019 1:07 pm

Box Hill NSW - ZAC Homes / Domaine

Box Hill NSW - ZAC Homes / Domaine
NSW

I have bought land in Box Hill and looking at building with either ZAC homes or Domaine. Is anyone building with either of these builders? Would love to hear any…

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jencal
Aug 24, 2019 12:46 pm

Need Suggestions for under 350k for 40+ Double Storey Homes

Need Suggestions for under 350k for 40+ Double Storey Homes

I have. They are divided and some saying single storey is best from selling point of view. Not everyone prefers double storey. But some who after looking in to the street…

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samoz
Aug 24, 2019 12:37 pm

A lots happened! Frames up, windows in, roofs on, plumbing and electrical has started!

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strawbola
Aug 24, 2019 9:10 am

Land with slope.

Land with slope.

Can elevate we the land easily lifted over 1.3m tell them you want what was we asked for probably around $67k elevated easily done too. Good luck

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gillybean
Aug 23, 2019 11:37 pm
gillybean

Been a while. We are roofing. Eaves and gutters are in.

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Tony Angievski
Aug 23, 2019 6:28 pm
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raptor19
Aug 23, 2019 5:56 pm
Ninsta
Ninsta
Yesterday

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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This was the case for us also - the door and ceiling height were discussed prior to our contract. Mind you it was never mentioned to us that the door heights were…

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Ninsta
Aug 23, 2019 3:32 pm
Ninsta
IsabellaBoots
IsabellaBoots
Yesterday

Site Costs - Other Peoples Experiences

Site Costs - Other Peoples Experiences

my current house: Perth, WA 7 years ago 595 sqm land ~300 sqm house including garage etc Level block, fully cleared in an estate Side and back fencing included by estate…

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IsabellaBoots
Aug 23, 2019 3:01 pm
Forg
Forg
Yesterday

Custom Home Builders

Custom Home Builders
NSW

I'm also in Sydney, and having just looked back at the contract (house finished 3yrs ago), our project build was about the $2000sqm mark … it's…

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Forg
Aug 23, 2019 1:04 pm
Joelleg6
Joelleg6
Yesterday

Cascade Q1 - Henley Homes with Mods

Cascade Q1 - Henley Homes with Mods
VIC
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Hi Can you please tell me what colour your rendering is?

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Joelleg6
Aug 23, 2019 11:48 am
Joelleg6
effie
effie
Yesterday

Modified Bahama 50

Modified Bahama 50
QLD
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Thank you for sharing. We are looking at this home too!

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effie
Aug 23, 2019 10:15 am
IamSAM
IamSAM
Yesterday

likelyhood of getting Certificate of Occupancy in 12 months?

likelyhood of getting Certificate of Occupancy in 12 months?

For the FHOG - can you get an approval that the clock starts only when you obtain approval to build in the Conservation zone. That should be a realistic argument as you…

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IamSAM
Aug 23, 2019 9:38 am
IamSAM
Hkhome
Hkhome
Yesterday

Clarendon Boston 35

Clarendon Boston 35
NSW
1, 2, 3

Definitely better off paying for prewire. We paid for the pre-wiring for the heat lamps, we found out not only do you have to pay for the pre wire but also its own light…

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Hkhome
Aug 23, 2019 9:34 am
alt
alt
Yesterday

Our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura) in South West WA

Our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura) in South West WA
WA
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We werent really too bothered about that and after 10k of upgrades in prestart I dont think we could afford it anyway haha

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alt
Aug 23, 2019 8:19 am
alt
_sallz
_sallz
Yesterday

Valeco Homes

Valeco Homes
QLD
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Pm’d

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_sallz
Aug 23, 2019 7:30 am
_sallz
amilelka
amilelka
22 August

Bryan & Petersen Build in Regional Victoria

Bryan & Petersen Build in Regional Victoria
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

I would recommend some sort of seal or protective measure around your bathroom extraction fans. We have blow in insulation in our current house, and tiny particles float…

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amilelka
Aug 22, 2019 9:43 pm
DaniB
DaniB
22 August

Henley builders

Henley builders

Hi everyone, has anyone built with Henley? Please share your experience as we are not having a good experience with them so far.

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DaniB
Aug 22, 2019 8:05 pm
Iluminatis
Iluminatis
22 August

Instagram - Following everyone's build journey!

Instagram - Following everyone's build journey!
NSW

What are you using Instagram for? I'm not a social person but my kids are and they use too many social platforms. Is it ok to let them use it? Or how to prevent them from…

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Iluminatis
Aug 22, 2019 6:45 pm
CrazySmith
CrazySmith
22 August

What are these GPO and smart light switch? ----installed !!!

What are these GPO and smart light switch? ----installed !!!

was impressed by this video. Will do the same using this smart light switch

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CrazySmith
Aug 22, 2019 3:33 pm
lozabag
lozabag
22 August

Plenty Valley Views -Doreen,Vic

Plenty Valley Views -Doreen,Vic
1, 2

I did hear a lot of big commercial builders will try and rip people with extra site costs on falls...I would shop around and seek advice from the developer if I were u.…

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lozabag
Aug 22, 2019 2:42 pm
Jaypearce98
Jaypearce98
22 August

Help with Floor Plan

Help with Floor Plan
SA

Thank you for all those questions really gives us something to ponder! I love you idea regarding the laundry! Definitely something I hadn't thought of. Thank you

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Jaypearce98
Aug 22, 2019 1:11 pm
Possums
Possums
22 August

Feedback on floor plan

Feedback on floor plan
NSW

Seems like your rainwater tank is taking up prime location - North facing windows are best. I'd be relocating that water tank to the other side of the house outside the…

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Possums
Aug 22, 2019 11:41 am
fred 1
fred 1
22 August

Regent Homes Adelaide

Regent Homes Adelaide
SA

Yes I agree once the contract is signed you won't hear or see David again. But we had one issue which the site supervisor wouldn't budge on and David did check it out and…

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fred 1
Aug 22, 2019 11:11 am
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
21 August

Cornice Choice

Cornice Choice

Probably depends on which state your in, in WA it's around $8lm additional, it's not the cornice it's the labour to install it, plasterboard contractors charge more…

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Doozer1905
Aug 21, 2019 10:29 pm
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
21 August

Private Building inspector

Private Building inspector

Any recommendations for a building inspector in Adelaide?

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Bebbsy
Aug 21, 2019 9:23 pm
venkatd
venkatd
21 August

Porter Davis Upgrades and Costs

Porter Davis Upgrades and Costs
VIC
1 ... 30, 31, 32

Thanks for the detailed quote. I am currently in the process of finalising on the Hoffman and would be keen to get your thoughts on how the build went and if you would…

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venkatd
Aug 21, 2019 7:17 pm
malypetu
malypetu
21 August

Any Recommendations for a Knockdown Company?

Any Recommendations for a Knockdown Company?
NSW

Thanks, I really appreciate your comments as are loaded with tips and guidance

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malypetu
Aug 21, 2019 5:05 pm
ssvdara
ssvdara
21 August

Metronest Homes

Metronest Homes

Its now 2 weeks that I have received the developer approval, no word from the builder yet.... hoping it will be submitted for council approval sooner than later. On…

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ssvdara
Aug 21, 2019 4:45 pm

Took my mum to see her granny flat today. The framework has been done for her walk in shower and the bench, so she sat on it to test the height and determine the placement…

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Hillsbuilds
Aug 21, 2019 4:12 pm
Melbournevic
Melbournevic
21 August

Balcony - with or without roof?

Balcony - with or without roof?

Thank you. We are now thinking to include the roof in the balcony, and yes will make it look better. Also even if we don't use it often, I think it will prevent to…

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Melbournevic
Aug 21, 2019 3:44 pm
Amanda_Ly
Amanda_Ly
21 August

Tender presentation with Hall & Hart

Tender presentation with Hall & Hart

Hi VS, We have just made our council submission. Yes I am building the Elyse :) Amanda

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Amanda_Ly
Aug 21, 2019 12:15 pm
l_vanslyke
l_vanslyke
21 August

Acoustic insulation too heavy for steel stilts??

Acoustic insulation too heavy for steel stilts??

Considering the budget I would recommend a single storey design and if the minimum floor height is approx 1.5m out of ground at the highest point it's probably worth going…

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l_vanslyke
Aug 21, 2019 10:37 am

Hey everyone, We have more updates! The house has been fully insulated, and they have actually started our plasterboard! The brick layer was sick last Wednesday, but he…

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Greenwoods2309
Aug 21, 2019 10:10 am
IamSAM
IamSAM
21 August

Advise on new land retainer wall

Advise on new land retainer wall

Negotiate the price...

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IamSAM
Aug 21, 2019 8:41 am
IamSAM
brokenstick
brokenstick
21 August

KDR + Building Urban Edge Andu 43

KDR + Building Urban Edge Andu 43
QLD
1, 2

Darbecca were pretty good. We did all inspections and they found quite a few things, many of which were minor. UE responded to each item on each report and fixed most of…

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brokenstick
Aug 21, 2019 7:58 am
brokenstick
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maaajhie
Aug 21, 2019 7:30 am
alexsandro13
alexsandro13
21 August

Builder demands $201,118 for non compliant defective work

Builder demands $201,118 for non compliant defective work
NSW
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Let him go... it's awful to ask such a money for nothing

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alexsandro13
Aug 21, 2019 2:40 am
alexsandro13
Margaret M
Margaret M
20 August

Building with Coral - doing own electrical work

Building with Coral - doing own electrical work

Just about to sign a contract with Coral Homes and we are curious to find out if anyone else has done any electrical, plumbing or any trades work on their own home, and if…

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Margaret M
Aug 20, 2019 10:04 pm
Mirrmu83
Mirrmu83
20 August

Brick Render vs Foam Render

Brick Render vs Foam Render
VIC

The foam is generally a thinner wall than brickwork so there is small difference around doors & windows. Most foam render systems are non-cavity construction and require…

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Mirrmu83
Aug 20, 2019 9:41 pm
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
20 August

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 575, 576, 577

I thought the same but we have to bring the outer area to the slab level so I have seen few people pouring concrete to the sides of whole house in tat case it would waste…

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MrsAJ
Aug 20, 2019 8:46 pm

Custom design, tender to small builders

Custom design, tender to small builders

I suggest you also look into what happens if the builder doesn't build your house according to the original design and engineering here

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 20, 2019 6:51 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Koda67
Koda67
20 August

Fall on Land and Site Cost

Fall on Land and Site Cost

I think it would be hard to find a builder to fix the site costs before the engineering is complete. Try and have a chat to a handful of builders and see what they all…

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Koda67
Aug 20, 2019 5:37 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
20 August

Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)

Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)
VIC
1, 2

For liquidated damages you need to consider your weekly costs of a delay in moving in like rent and interest, storage etc. In Sydney and Melbourne for example for a knock…

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Norfolk
Aug 20, 2019 1:31 pm
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
20 August

Henley - Sahara 40 Build - Fit out has begun!

Henley - Sahara 40 Build - Fit out has begun!
VIC
1 ... 35, 36, 37

Hey, No we decided to stay where we are as its just far too much effort! But the market is starting to pick up so who knows we may still look into it down the track

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stayxtrue
Aug 20, 2019 10:26 am
stayxtrue

Aspire Designer Homes

Aspire Designer Homes
VIC

Hi Everyone just wanted to find out if anyone has needed to take consumer action against this company. We built an investment property in 2017 and have had issues with…

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Morganhorselover
Aug 20, 2019 9:58 am

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