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Lilium Estate - Clyde - SE Melb

Lilium Estate - Clyde - SE Melb
VIC

Impressed work started on time on the Lilium! Hoping stage 5 start on time too.

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binky64
Nov 13, 2018 1:17 pm

Metricon Winchester 28- Keys!

Metricon Winchester 28- Keys!
VIC
1 ... 56, 57, 58

At least it was the aircon installer and not the major tradies....

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blackcat20
Nov 13, 2018 11:01 am
blackcat20
pEast
pEast
20 h

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Hi Ezza - we were just looking at your house photos and how wonderful exterior and interour choices have turned out. It was nice that Arden picked up speed and you too…

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pEast
Nov 12, 2018 9:54 pm
Mamz
Mamz
23 h

Arden - Votivo 43

Arden - Votivo 43
VIC
1 ... 23, 24, 25

That's what was throwing me off, the missing crossbar! I thought they might have been the Mock Double Hung but the crossbar wasn't showing in the brochure. We're doing…

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Mamz
Nov 12, 2018 7:15 pm
Mamz

Wait until you start building, it’s even worse. If I don’t follow up an issue, I don’t hear from them but when I do it’s the same line “I’ll follow it up for…

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mak_
Nov 12, 2018 1:47 pm
mak_
ebanster
ebanster
11 November

Any value-for-money custom builders in East Melbourne

Any value-for-money custom builders in East Melbourne
VIC

Went with GJ Gardner. I initially thought they were volume builders but they are in fact, custom builders. Though they have heaps of fixed home designs, they can customise…

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ebanster
Nov 11, 2018 1:08 pm
ebanster
g33kerb0t
g33kerb0t
11 November

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

So far site cut was done on time. We are supposed to do slab pour on the 16th, but based on what I've seen onsite, I doubt they'll be able to do it on time. I'm not in a…

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g33kerb0t
Nov 11, 2018 11:25 am
g33kerb0t

Week 16 Windows are in and external door frames. French doors to the alfresco are also in. The window in the living room is still the wrong size.…

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Clareymoo
Nov 11, 2018 7:25 am
sunil295seth
sunil295seth
10 November

Life Estate - Point Cook

Life Estate - Point Cook
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

for stage 7 I have paid 30k for site costs from PD with 6 piers

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sunil295seth
Nov 10, 2018 3:31 pm
stanus
stanus
10 November

Building the Metricon Doulton

Building the Metricon Doulton
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

With hebel they will have finished it in a couple of days. I am all brick so it will take more time.

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stanus
Nov 10, 2018 3:27 pm
stanus
Crystal13
Crystal13
10 November

Carlisle Homes - Easy Living Tennyson 25

Carlisle Homes - Easy Living Tennyson 25
VIC

Hey! I was just wondering how you went with your build? We are building the Tennyson and I’m wanting to see the colours other people chose.

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Crystal13
Nov 10, 2018 2:41 pm
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MrSingh
Nov 10, 2018 1:03 pm
Sizz_G39
Sizz_G39
10 November

Custom build in Griffin QLD

Custom build in Griffin QLD
VIC

There is always different builders who approach things differently but the 2 main differences I found was upgrades and build time. Upgrades with our Mel build and other…

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Sizz_G39
Nov 10, 2018 8:13 am
Sizz_G39
bumblebee1985
bumblebee1985
10 November

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra
VIC
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Yeah they are...and that was my argument...my partner is now having to take Monday off to talk to them when they come to finish up...because we've been told he wants to…

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bumblebee1985
Nov 10, 2018 7:35 am
Melissa.b
Melissa.b
8 November

Custom build with GJ Gardner VIC

Custom build with GJ Gardner VIC
VIC

Thanks. No kids here, but i agree a 4th bedroom helps with resale. I had intended to put cupboards in that room, just didn’t put then in the plan. I’ll likely put then…

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Melissa.b
Nov 08, 2018 11:57 am

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Oh no that is just terrible. Even in our build after customer presentation, nothing has happened. We have not heard back from our Sm.

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excited_builders
Nov 07, 2018 5:28 pm
Stroud2512
Stroud2512
6 November

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

We were super unhappy with our bricks as well. We had to ask fairhaven 3 times to come out and clean them properly and the bricks they used on the front of the house were…

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Stroud2512
Nov 06, 2018 10:24 pm
eforster
eforster
6 November

KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370
VIC
1, 2

Hi Kevin, if you don’t mind me asking how much did the Ritz end up costing total? With site costs etc. We love the design but not sure if it will fit in our budget.

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eforster
Nov 06, 2018 6:14 pm

Slow this week has been a bit slower. Public holiday in Melbourne and downpours have slowed progress. Nether the less, the slab is complete and allows us to get a better…

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rogklee
Nov 06, 2018 10:34 am

Hi macher It's non-standard, but he could add it as an option to your contract, probably. This is a clip from my Vantage 48 pre-contract estimate doc: I can't…

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r_13
Nov 06, 2018 9:39 am
r_13
Sabgaj
Sabgaj
5 November

Rothwell tarneit

Rothwell tarneit
VIC

Hi has your land been titled yet? Can you please let me know any update? I am thinking of buying a townhouse in rothwell on stage 18. What is your thoughts

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Sabgaj
Nov 05, 2018 7:23 pm
kathysangel
kathysangel
5 November

Slab poured incorrectly

Slab poured incorrectly
VIC

Yes I have had to have my re enginnered 3 times make sure you get a private inspector in to check it out,but we had people have to have there slab pulled up in this case

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kathysangel
Nov 05, 2018 3:56 pm
shokel1975
shokel1975
5 November

Building Glendale 34 Limited Edition with Metricon in Wallan

Building Glendale 34 Limited Edition with Metricon in Wallan
VIC

I think that is a great idea. We left ours as a sitting room also. If you have kids, you can use it as a separate living space - and it will get used more than a spare…

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shokel1975
Nov 05, 2018 12:12 pm
shokel1975
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
4 November

Mimosa Independent Building Inspections

Mimosa Independent Building Inspections
VIC

The ACCC needs to throw the proverbial book at them. Funnily enough, a number of the builders who standover their clients in this way are also reluctant to insert a…

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SaveH2O
Nov 04, 2018 7:21 pm
SaveH2O

Quick update We've basically finished up the ceilings, which took ages, we had to leave the arched hallway until later so we can do the plasterboarding. plaster boards…

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frankily
Nov 03, 2018 8:48 pm
Clareymoo
Clareymoo
3 November

Inspired Homes/ Como Homes - Custom Build Corner Block

Inspired Homes/ Como Homes - Custom Build Corner Block
VIC

Hi nice to see another IH build here, hope it all goes well will be following along. Como only have 2 site supervisors so you'll either have BA who we have or the other…

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Clareymoo
Nov 03, 2018 1:11 pm
Kollosche
Kollosche
2 November

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Week 24 This will be the last "weekly" update as the house is now completed (except for minor maintenance and repairs). This week has seen a…

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Kollosche
Nov 02, 2018 3:39 pm
Pizzapocket
Pizzapocket
2 November

My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build

My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build
VIC
1 ... 48, 49, 50

Thanks for that looks great

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Pizzapocket
Nov 02, 2018 9:53 am
Tim65
Tim65
2 November

Surface Drainage Defect / Construction Lawyer

Surface Drainage Defect / Construction Lawyer
VIC
1, 2

I would be checking that the builder or land owner has officially put an easement so that wall is legally there , what’s to stop another person who buys the property…

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Tim65
Nov 02, 2018 7:42 am
Tim65
kathysangel
kathysangel
2 November

Building a home with Langdon Builders Ballarat (Horsham)

Building a home with Langdon Builders Ballarat (Horsham)
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

My handover is the 8th had no tradies on site only a guy washing the dam windows had to have my fence pulled down they havent even concreted my drive or portico it's not…

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kathysangel
Nov 02, 2018 1:22 am
Small Minds
Small Minds
1 November

Builder refusing to give OP

Builder refusing to give OP
VIC

I was thinking further about your situation. I would log onto the VBA web site and go to: http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/disputes-and- ... w-to-lodge I would lodge a…

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Small Minds
Nov 01, 2018 5:09 pm
sparekh
sparekh
1 November

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 51, 52, 53

I created a special webpage with all the summary of this thread so far. It helps to see everything consolidated on one page and get easy access ( easy to remember site…

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sparekh
Nov 01, 2018 4:13 pm
sparekh
MikW
MikW
1 November

Porter Davis - Madison 40

Porter Davis - Madison 40
VIC
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Looking great fademan, we've had a pretty good run too. Our issues have been with the outside and the hebel installers just being unreliable. We're on track for handover…

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MikW
Nov 01, 2018 8:14 am
MikW
MelissaKate
MelissaKate
31 October

Aspire Designer Homes

Aspire Designer Homes
VIC

Hey Guys! We are still moving forward with Aspire....however its not based on their people and communication skills i can tell you that much. We have only just recieved…

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MelissaKate
Oct 31, 2018 4:26 pm
bestspecials
bestspecials
31 October

Is this exposed aggregate normal?

Is this exposed aggregate normal?
VIC

Sealing the driveway after the sandblasting would be a good finish.

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bestspecials
Oct 31, 2018 10:03 am
bestspecials
claire91
claire91
30 October

Anyone Building with Austral Settlers Beechwood bricks?

Anyone Building with Austral Settlers Beechwood bricks?
VIC

Hi! We are currently building and have Beechwood bricks. Very happy with them! We went with natural mortar, monument colorbond roof and Surfmist windows/render/front…

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claire91
Oct 30, 2018 10:20 pm
RobGee
RobGee
30 October

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?
VIC
1 ... 247, 248, 249

Hi We are too looking at building in Curlewis but I’m nervous about the fall/slope on some of the blocks there - your site costs are really reasonable. Can I ask if…

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RobGee
Oct 30, 2018 5:01 pm
Lainey Bird
Lainey Bird
30 October

The ivy, Doreen

The ivy, Doreen
VIC
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Hi Ivy Residents. We have a Facebook group for the Ivy Estate Residents (Doreen, VIC). Please if you are an estate owner, come an join our group. You must answer our…

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Lainey Bird
Oct 30, 2018 1:41 pm
ankrich
ankrich
30 October

LYNDARUM/AURORA/SUMMERHILL ESTATES: Epping, Victoria

LYNDARUM/AURORA/SUMMERHILL ESTATES: Epping, Victoria
VIC
1 ... 221, 222, 223

I have got my fencing done by Jas. nice guy and very professional. not sure if I can share his number here. PM me for contact number. a note of caution though Get the…

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ankrich
Oct 30, 2018 11:23 am
easty
easty
29 October

East Estate

East Estate
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

oh! good to know. thanks!

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easty
Oct 29, 2018 5:56 pm
Sanjay07
Sanjay07
29 October

Building Simonds Palisade in Melbourne

Building Simonds Palisade in Melbourne
VIC

Congrats Deepdive, do share your Gallery selections and experience thanks

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Sanjay07
Oct 29, 2018 4:41 pm
Tips
Tips
29 October

My Journey with Porter Davis for Vancouver 33

My Journey with Porter Davis for Vancouver 33
VIC

Hi - decided to go with a double. Hence, dropped Vancouver / PD.

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Tips
Oct 29, 2018 3:15 pm

Landscaping update... We've been slogging along doing everything, excluding concreting, (we did the drainage, excavation and crushed rock base) ourselves. It's bloody…

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bank
Oct 29, 2018 12:36 pm
bank
Saint Girl
Saint Girl
29 October

Henley Reserve Ivory

Henley Reserve Ivory
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

This is what happens when I send my husband out to “start having a look at bbq’s”.....sales rep must have thought all his Christmas’s had come at once when he…

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Saint Girl
Oct 29, 2018 8:22 am
Saint Girl

Starting to decorate will the detailed items now that most of our furniture has been purchased

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Oct 28, 2018 5:44 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
homeone
homeone
28 October

Building with Simonds Homes - Avalon 2nd Build

Building with Simonds Homes - Avalon 2nd Build
VIC

Welcome back melfordgurl Wishing you all the best with your second build. ;)

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homeone
Oct 28, 2018 5:33 pm
homeone
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melfordgurl
Oct 28, 2018 3:55 pm
yasir_fnd
yasir_fnd
24 October

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes
VIC
1, 2, 3

Still no news . i am at breaking point because they have been lingering on PCI for a while now. Will be writing a review on product review for sure now.

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yasir_fnd
Oct 24, 2018 10:29 am

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