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vanessah2015
vanessah2015
6 December 2017

HGWA Prestart

HGWA Prestart
WA

Thank you!! Appreciate that, I’ll keep it it mind for the underlay upgrade, I want to upgrade from the standard carpet, we have a little boy and he’s into everything…

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vanessah2015
Dec 06, 2017 11:16 pm

More progress

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marshi
Dec 06, 2017 9:15 pm
Binderella
Binderella
6 December 2017

Land valuation Oran Park

Land valuation Oran Park
NSW

If you're not happy with a bank valuation, you can request another. Our initial valuation came in $75K less than what we paid, and our bank manager stated they did a…

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Binderella
Dec 06, 2017 6:16 pm
Bethany
Bethany
6 December 2017

Metricon Glendale 41 Our Journey

Metricon Glendale 41 Our Journey
NSW
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hi there! Love your home! We are having mosaic tiles for our kitchen splashback but our tile trim on the returns hasn’t been finished anywhere as neat as yours looks.…

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Bethany
Dec 06, 2017 5:26 pm
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
6 December 2017

Perfect builder for a new house

Perfect builder for a new house
QLD

I think there are good and not so good experiences with all builders. We have had 2 flawless builds with Coral yet others have had nothing but trouble. Some recommend…

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Tamara1975
Dec 06, 2017 5:01 pm

2 month update - settling in well. Have had a few issues (water leak what???) but we are enjoying our new home and our new neighbourhood. So to add to the happiness, we…

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zacherine
Dec 06, 2017 1:50 pm
morphjk
morphjk
6 December 2017

Rock excavation!!!! How much would it cost

Rock excavation!!!! How much would it cost
NSW
1, 2

Sorry only just saw this. We were charged for equipment time. For total rock we had over 650 tonnes removed. The excavations took at least a month to complete. They…

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morphjk
Dec 06, 2017 12:19 pm
BespokeHB
BespokeHB
6 December 2017

KDR - Sydney Inner West

KDR - Sydney Inner West
NSW

Hi Paul, I hope you've had some luck with finding a couple of Builders to speak with and get advice. To briefly answer your questions, there is a lot of expense in…

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BespokeHB
Dec 06, 2017 12:01 pm
BespokeHB
oldwithers
oldwithers
6 December 2017

Building with Simonds in NSW

Building with Simonds in NSW
NSW

So I will run thought I would start putting up a bit of a progressive story about our build with Simonds for anyone who is looking to build with them. It started in…

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oldwithers
Dec 06, 2017 1:05 am

Can anyone who did not meet cxompletion by contract date please tell me what process their builder took. Did they have to tell you what the delay was? When did they notify…

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Ryan2007
Dec 05, 2017 11:17 pm
Ryan2007
wongbruce
wongbruce
5 December 2017

Change of site supervisor. How smooth or difficult is it?

Change of site supervisor. How smooth or difficult is it?
NSW

Strong advice is to continue to have a good relationship with the builder and supervisor. Just remember that every supervisor does things a bit differently and if you…

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wongbruce
Dec 05, 2017 10:55 pm
pramilashres
pramilashres
5 December 2017

Domaine homes by clerondon

Domaine homes by clerondon
NSW
1, 2, 3

How far is everyone with their build

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pramilashres
Dec 05, 2017 9:57 pm
LozandMitch
LozandMitch
5 December 2017

Coral Capri 25- Week 6: Lining Stage

Coral Capri 25- Week 6: Lining Stage
QLD
1 ... 37, 38, 39

We will be building the Capri 25 in NSW once our land registers in January. Our price has increased since we had our original quote however we have made quite a few…

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LozandMitch
Dec 05, 2017 8:53 pm
Charly6s
Charly6s
5 December 2017

porter davis

porter davis
VIC

My husband and I are building a Forsyth 35, or more like a 37.5, with Porter Davis. our house will have a Ludstone Facard and we are planning to…

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Charly6s
Dec 05, 2017 8:27 pm
Charly6s
Charly6s
Charly6s
5 December 2017

Building The Forsyth 35 With Porter Davis

Building The Forsyth 35 With Porter Davis
VIC
1, 2

My husband and I are building a Forsyth 35, or more like a 37.5, with Porter Davis. our house will have a Ludstone Facard and we are planning to…

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Charly6s
Dec 05, 2017 8:24 pm
Charly6s
oldwithers
oldwithers
5 December 2017

Simonds Homes

Simonds Homes
VIC
1, 2, 3

To anyone considering building with these guys, especially in NSW beware, they run their own race, and trust me, it’s not a…

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oldwithers
Dec 05, 2017 2:20 pm

Hi Danielle, congrats on your first home. We are also building their Tempo 27 with Eight Homes. We are at PCI stage and should be just few weeks till handover. Our…

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Persol
Dec 05, 2017 1:54 am
Persol
Persol
5 December 2017

8 (Eight) Homes

8 (Eight) Homes
VIC

well..i agree. this is the common story. But we are at the PCI stage of construction and so far no major issue. Also the price has not changed at all which I was happy…

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Persol
Dec 05, 2017 1:24 am
Rochelle-1212
Rochelle-1212
4 December 2017

Brick feedback

Brick feedback
NSW

Opps I wrote in the comment section of the photo last time.. Hope they don't get our SS. He can't do his job and has a really crap brickie that works for him. Your lucky…

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Rochelle-1212
Dec 04, 2017 8:38 pm
rattleAU
rattleAU
4 December 2017

Building with Dennis Family Homes

Building with Dennis Family Homes
VIC
1 ... 28, 29, 30

G'day maddy.r and welcome to the DFH discussion. No, sorry I haven't seen one of them or know of one built. Good luck with your journey. I created my own discussion last…

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rattleAU
Dec 04, 2017 2:01 pm
pindip
pindip
4 December 2017

Who else purchased in Gill Estate, Lot 4, Boundary Road?

Who else purchased in Gill Estate, Lot 4, Boundary Road?
NSW

Hi all, Just to let you know, the gates to the street have been removed. We were able to walk on our lots and inspect them. Also, the street has been named - Bulara St.…

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pindip
Dec 04, 2017 11:14 am
Caydenn
Caydenn
4 December 2017

First Home- Coral Homes- Modified Grange 23

First Home- Coral Homes- Modified Grange 23
QLD
1 ... 16, 17, 18

I love your landscaping, looks so good!!

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Caydenn
Dec 04, 2017 11:12 am
Caydenn
AdelaideHills
AdelaideHills
4 December 2017

New Build - Weeks Building Group - Balhannah SA

New Build - Weeks Building Group - Balhannah SA
SA

Update: Windows and Stacker Doors in Couple of issues: 1. Asked for ugly etched safety 0000 ring marker things on Stacker Doors to be replaced by stickers so we could…

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AdelaideHills
Dec 04, 2017 10:59 am
Petal84
Petal84
4 December 2017

Hotondo homes gippsland

Hotondo homes gippsland
VIC

Nope, but looking into building with them as well. Having someone from their company to a look at our lot next week☺️ apperantly they are one of the few project home…

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Petal84
Dec 04, 2017 9:59 am
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OurDayDream28
Dec 04, 2017 8:06 am
OurDayDream28
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
3 December 2017

Keystart- Prestart Variations

Keystart- Prestart Variations
WA

Rebecca rose Brokers & New Home salesman are on commissions basically they will say whatever it takes to put a deal on the table, you should have declared cash upgrades…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 03, 2017 11:58 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Bradsfirsthome
Bradsfirsthome
3 December 2017

Builder Review

Builder Review
VIC

Hi everyone, I am Brad and first home owner. I am in a point to shortlist a builder of my choice. Did any recently built with Urbanedge recently in Melbourne, Victoria?…

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Bradsfirsthome
Dec 03, 2017 10:33 pm
gr8ly
gr8ly
3 December 2017

Building with Valeco Homes Forest Ridge - Brampton

Building with Valeco Homes Forest Ridge - Brampton
QLD

looks great shezzza. Would love to see the plans if you have them. I love how wide your foyer is

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gr8ly
Dec 03, 2017 8:01 pm
gr8ly
nangal1987
nangal1987
3 December 2017

Pivot Construction Group

Pivot Construction Group
VIC

Did u ended up building with them and if yes how are u with them

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nangal1987
Dec 03, 2017 4:58 pm
Rocchet
Rocchet
2 December 2017

Building at Catherine Park

Building at Catherine Park
NSW
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Great news igzzz!!!!

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Rocchet
Dec 02, 2017 11:20 pm
Doulton777
Doulton777
2 December 2017

SANUAKA DOULTON 56 WEMBLEY FACADE MELBOURNE

SANUAKA DOULTON 56 WEMBLEY FACADE MELBOURNE
VIC
1 ... 9, 10, 11

What’s been done so far? We are as far as all tiles is nearly competed. Kitchenette and balcony only left. Facade not finished yet as this stupid weather had to…

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Doulton777
Dec 02, 2017 10:45 pm
Doulton777
Raju
Raju
2 December 2017

DAMP PROOF COURSE

DAMP PROOF COURSE

A great discussion. I guess i got interested after browsing through similar query for one of my BTL and managed to resolve things my end. However i had to do a post…

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Raju
Dec 02, 2017 9:10 pm
saeen
saeen
2 December 2017

Lollipop Hill, Manor Lakes VIC

Lollipop Hill, Manor Lakes VIC
VIC

Hi can you please tell me which slab you were quoted as I will be building in Stage 166 and Mimosa has quoted $15K fixed site costs with P Slab

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saeen
Dec 02, 2017 7:18 pm
deepugjacob
deepugjacob
2 December 2017

Electrical points

Electrical points
NSW

Thanks a lot arcadelt. Much appreciated. I definitely do not want to get the ceilings redone.....I can live without pendants I guess :) . Need to convince my wife which is…

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deepugjacob
Dec 02, 2017 6:23 pm
rum_home
rum_home
2 December 2017

House and land Precinct design

House and land Precinct design
VIC

As I was going to point out, they are different but also the same. The VBA states that the appointed Building Surveyor is suppose to do all the things are second…

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rum_home
Dec 02, 2017 3:38 pm
rum_home
Renman
Renman
2 December 2017

Metricon Vantage 35 - New Build

Metricon Vantage 35 - New Build
1, 2

That's true though :( . Have to bear the cost, as we both loved the design. It’s going to look impressive once it’s done. My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty…

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Renman
Dec 02, 2017 2:40 pm
Renman
Corryn
Corryn
2 December 2017

Ryalls - Coral Homes Noosa 26 - Leaking ensuite??

Ryalls - Coral Homes Noosa 26 - Leaking ensuite??
NSW
1 ... 145, 146, 147

Hi Ryalls I hope things are going well with your house now? I've moved into our Noosa 26. The build was ok except for the average paint job and we also have had grout…

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Corryn
Dec 02, 2017 2:26 pm
asheeshjoshi
asheeshjoshi
2 December 2017

Is there anyone who bought land in Wantirna Rise?

Is there anyone who bought land in Wantirna Rise?
VIC
1, 2

We signed our tender yesterday with CH for our double story home in Wantirna Rise. Total site costs ( including excavation, retaining walls, piers, Slab upgrades,…

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asheeshjoshi
Dec 02, 2017 9:21 am
pEast
pEast
1 December 2017

Fairhaven Homes - Apollo in South East Melbourne

Fairhaven Homes - Apollo in South East Melbourne
VIC
1, 2

hi - how did u go with building permit - we have around 10 starts in stage 1 and some more taps

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pEast
Dec 01, 2017 8:36 pm
atemby
atemby
1 December 2017

Interior and exterior colours

Interior and exterior colours
WA

Hi Lucy! how are you! i have just signed my contract to build the southport platinum with HGWA how is everything going with you?

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atemby
Dec 01, 2017 6:15 pm
atemby
dputus
dputus
1 December 2017

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park
NSW

how about blue tongue homes? they are building few homes in bardia..are they any good? any experience from anyone?

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dputus
Dec 01, 2017 5:54 pm
Corallake
Corallake
1 December 2017

Builder put in the wrong backsplash, what’s next?

Builder put in the wrong backsplash, what’s next?

If you go to your contract it should state that if the builder has to change something that cannot be supplied as per contract , the owner needs to be notified and a…

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Corallake
Dec 01, 2017 3:01 pm
Corallake
barry157
barry157
1 December 2017

Building inspector worth it? How was your experience?

Building inspector worth it? How was your experience?
VIC

I think having a building inspector is handy but keep in mind: 1. They generally pick up the same common faults time and time again. Their reports tend to be "cookie…

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barry157
Dec 01, 2017 11:38 am
saeen
saeen
1 December 2017

Building in MANOR LAKES, Wyndham Vale ..

Building in MANOR LAKES, Wyndham Vale ..
VIC

hi all just wondering howz your experience - as I have secured a lot in manor lakes - lollipop stage 166 and the builder is suggesting slab P; so wanted to check is it…

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saeen
Dec 01, 2017 9:05 am
Dunne23
Dunne23
1 December 2017

Building First home with HGWA

Building First home with HGWA
WA

Hi everyone, we are looking at building our first home in Alkimos Beach with HGWA and wer are trying to save some $$$$ where we can. Has anyone put in the stormwater…

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Dunne23
Dec 01, 2017 2:26 am


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