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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

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

I’m considering doing a KDR but my lot is an odd one. It’s at the end of a T- cul de sac and the block is 40.5m wide but only 18.5m long however only the first 15m of…

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Aliidra
Sep 25, 2021 6:00 pm

Concrete skirt question. Retaining wall or not?

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

Sure thing buddy. You know, I have no skin in the game here. Op can do whatever they like. I have seen this argument play out before in a civil matter and it didn't bode…

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Noname
Sep 25, 2021 5:01 pm

Thomas Archer Bayside Build

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

Hey hawkas Apologies for the late reply, been a bit off colour lately. Yes it's a standard key, plus an extra 600 each side from memory. We went wider rather than…

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Blacktea2sugars
Sep 25, 2021 3:46 pm
Blacktea2sugars

Build Period for Double Storey

Build Period for Double Storey
NSW

They allow way more time than they need in contracts, to avoid paying the homeowner late fees and surcharges etc. From slab to move in we were just on 6 mints. To be…

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Blacktea2sugars
Sep 25, 2021 3:27 pm
Blacktea2sugars

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

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

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

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

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

Feedback on floor plan for new home

Feedback on floor plan for new home
VIC

What area/state is this in? Makes a big difference to what is acceptable design.

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BlazedSpaniel
Sep 25, 2021 8:52 am

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

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

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
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chardobon
Sep 25, 2021 4:10 am
chardobon

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
GJB
GJB
23 h

Million dollar home in Perth

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

I’ve just joined this forum having recently signed the contract on a KDR. I didn’t join to troll, just with the hope of picking up some useful information from…

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GJB
Sep 24, 2021 8:59 pm
makido
makido
Yesterday

Henley Or Carlisle Inclusions

Henley Or Carlisle Inclusions
VIC

Have you tried to get the detailed quote from both of them to compare the overall cost? It should be free to get the initial quote from Carlisle, not sure about Henley.…

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makido
Sep 24, 2021 5:17 pm
seutaojiang
seutaojiang
Yesterday

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
Yesterday

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
Goldy012001
Goldy012001
21 September

Carlisle home design

Carlisle home design

Hi guys, I am thinking to build Canterbury grand deluxe 47 or Vaucluse deluxe 46 design due to land orientation it’s on north west so this way we can use natural…

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Goldy012001
Sep 21, 2021 11:31 pm
JanieT
JanieT
21 September

BAL costs?

BAL costs?

Thanks SO much!!

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JanieT
Sep 21, 2021 8:33 pm
Venkata
Venkata
21 September

Blacktown NSW KDR with King Homes

Blacktown NSW KDR with King Homes
NSW

Journey with ATRIA is good, Passed the sketches to King to get quote

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Venkata
Sep 21, 2021 3:01 pm
Ashleebee
Ashleebee
21 September

Building with fowler homes

Building with fowler homes
NSW
1, 2

Hi! Did you end up building with Fowler homes and what location On their website it looks like they only build in greater Sydney Thanks

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Ashleebee
Sep 21, 2021 1:36 pm
Phil of Sydney
Phil of Sydney
21 September

Cost effective options for retaining wall

Cost effective options for retaining wall

At 1000mm high check if it needs council approval. Done properly masonary (concrete) will last decades.

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Phil of Sydney
Sep 21, 2021 10:54 am
Pedro4137
Pedro4137
21 September

Contesting council decision

Contesting council decision
VIC

whats the legislation for the POS, section 173 agreement etc

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Pedro4137
Sep 21, 2021 8:40 am
Colt1993
Colt1993
21 September

New Build Quotes - project home

New Build Quotes - project home

Hi John, If you do receive any could you please fowad it onto me?

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Colt1993
Sep 21, 2021 12:29 am
Dhesath
Dhesath
20 September

Building on a steep slope in Brisbane

Building on a steep slope in Brisbane
QLD

Hey Vlad! Did you end up finding someone to build?

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Dhesath
Sep 20, 2021 10:06 pm
Dhesath
Dhesath
20 September

Building a house on a steep sloping land in The Gap (QLD) wi

Building a house on a steep sloping land in The Gap (QLD) wi

Me and my partner have recently purchased some land in The Gap (QLD). It is a very steep slope and the highest point is where the land meets the road, so it slopes down…

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Dhesath
Sep 20, 2021 10:03 pm
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Ceddy_83
Sep 20, 2021 6:03 pm
Ceddy_83
Ceddy_83
20 September

Initial Deposit Dispute

Initial Deposit Dispute
VIC
1, 2

Building journey can be very emotional at times. From what i have learnt so far nothing goes according to plan. Better take the $1000 and negotiate the discounts in build…

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Ceddy_83
Sep 20, 2021 5:51 pm
Flamingo
Flamingo
20 September

KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

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

Congrats and good to see you have moved into your new house, I hope you enjoy everything. it looks fablus

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Flamingo
Sep 20, 2021 5:37 pm
Ceddy_83
Ceddy_83
20 September

Anyone Building with Inspired Homes/Strive Homes?

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

The new picks items can still be added to the list, right? I wonder why is it so hard for them to line up their ducks!!

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Ceddy_83
Sep 20, 2021 5:28 pm
Josh22
Josh22
20 September

Please review our first custom floorplan

Please review our first custom floorplan
1, 2

Hi, I like your plan; three things that I would change (personal preference). - Main bedroom - not sure i like the door/vision straight into the master from the…

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Josh22
Sep 20, 2021 1:45 pm
AsxTradingGirl
AsxTradingGirl
20 September

Estimating costs

Estimating costs

I'm doing a custom build in Perth - 539sqm - approx $2300 per sqm.

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AsxTradingGirl
Sep 20, 2021 12:54 am
chippy
chippy
19 September

Kitchen island

Kitchen island

Yes you can. The cabinetry has to sit on a solid surface so tiles would be ok to sit directly on top of. If it's on laminate you will have to cut the flooring so you sit…

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chippy
Sep 19, 2021 11:53 pm
chippy

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