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Hi All, We are about to start building our Allworth Harmony Countryside home on our farm in Southern NSW. Very excited to see it finally start as its been a long process…

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Chevalierpark
Sep 16, 2018 1:52 am
gogo65
gogo65
15 September

GJ Gardner Montville - has anyone built?

GJ Gardner Montville - has anyone built?
NSW

Which branch of GJG are you building with SBD14?

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gogo65
Sep 15, 2018 5:45 pm
gogo65
DaniB
DaniB
15 September

Hot water service

Hot water service

Thanks for your feedback, very helpful .

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DaniB
Sep 15, 2018 11:35 am
SBG14
SBG14
15 September

Dream home build in the Southern Highlands

Dream home build in the Southern Highlands
NSW

Looks good seechange !! For us, we have our colour consult coming up, waiting on building permits, and then we are hopefully on our way and watch it all happen. How did…

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SBG14
Sep 15, 2018 10:30 am
SBG14
arrow224
arrow224
14 September

Building with 8homes or UrbanEdge Melbourne ??

Building with 8homes or UrbanEdge Melbourne ??
VIC

We built in northern Melbourne and the model was old model sTWO.1

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arrow224
Sep 14, 2018 9:27 pm
iTool
iTool
14 September

How to Identify Block Boundary

How to Identify Block Boundary
QLD

This. The two-foot tall red and white stake is not the boundary peg, which is an official survey mark. Moving/tampering with survey marks is an offence (in QLD…

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iTool
Sep 14, 2018 9:05 pm
bluetess
bluetess
14 September

Journey with Mimosa Homes VIC

Journey with Mimosa Homes VIC
VIC
1, 2, 3

That they do. We are at contract stage and are trying to fight this but they don't seem to want to budge on this and wont remove it from contract...

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bluetess
Sep 14, 2018 8:40 pm
JamesSG
JamesSG
14 September

First time building

First time building
VIC

Guys I need help. I can’t makeup my mind which builder to go for... anyone here can suggest which builder and which are the good floor plan? I am looking for single…

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JamesSG
Sep 14, 2018 7:13 pm
JamesSG

We wanted a barn door on the front of the scullery. So Homezone cleverly moved walls to suit. The flow of the area just seems to work better now.

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Simonhome
Sep 14, 2018 12:27 pm
Simonhome
building-expert
building-expert
14 September

Slab design - garage lower than ground level

Slab design - garage lower than ground level

The issue is that the slab level of garage is lower than surrounding ground level and that there may be a risk of flooding. A competent designer will set levels to either…

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building-expert
Sep 14, 2018 9:41 am
building-expert
Wild
Wild
14 September

Settlement Dilemma

Settlement Dilemma

Let us know how you go cellaraso to settle this dilemma.

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Wild
Sep 14, 2018 9:22 am
aussieta
aussieta
13 September

Moving in with no concrete paths/driveway

Moving in with no concrete paths/driveway
VIC

we moved in without paving after the first winter, my wifes car was slipping around so much it ended up under the verandah could not get a concreter to even quote 6.5m x…

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aussieta
Sep 13, 2018 6:40 pm
aussieta
cooper229
cooper229
13 September

Simonds Dakota Kilmore

Simonds Dakota Kilmore
VIC
1 ... 25, 26, 27

After a few two and fro negotiations they have brought back their original promise. We are still making sure our 'on the same page' communication is very very clear and in…

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cooper229
Sep 13, 2018 12:08 pm
cooper229
dany
dany
12 September

Building with Metricon. The Mantra 25s.

Building with Metricon. The Mantra 25s.
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi , can i ask you what is your build time mentioned in the contract ?

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dany
Sep 12, 2018 11:30 pm
dany
Special_K
Special_K
12 September

NBN and HFC from across the street

NBN and HFC from across the street
VIC

Nearly at lockup but weary of lead times with NBN etc so trying to be ahead of the game. Did you have to fill in any forms for pits etc?

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Special_K
Sep 12, 2018 5:21 pm
KDRSEMELB
KDRSEMELB
12 September

KDR Insurance?

KDR Insurance?

Hi, We will have a construction loan for the build but there will be no mortgage on the actual property

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KDRSEMELB
Sep 12, 2018 4:37 pm
Cheltsider
Cheltsider
12 September

NBN point in your new house.

NBN point in your new house.

After weeks, they finally send me a quote and it's for $1,056!!!! To cut a HFC cable and update their internal records. Trying to get the assigned Case Manager on the…

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Cheltsider
Sep 12, 2018 12:20 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
12 September

Buffer/allowance in building cost

Buffer/allowance in building cost
NSW

Retaining Wall - what is the length, height and type (timber, concrete, blocks) ? You would also spend more on cut/fill, drop edge beam DEB, additional brickwork due to…

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IamSAM
Sep 12, 2018 11:50 am
IamSAM
r_13
r_13
12 September

Sovereign Metricon

Sovereign Metricon

Another point is that not all their facade pictures are for the same size house -- so the Lodge image up there might be the Sovereign 57 since you can see the dressing…

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r_13
Sep 12, 2018 10:42 am
r_13
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
12 September

Outrageous water bill whilst building - Porter Davis

Outrageous water bill whilst building - Porter Davis
VIC

Goldencrumble I suggest you have the leak properly investigated that amount of water will have a detrimental effect on your foundations

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 12, 2018 9:12 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Building with Coral Homes - Monterey 20 (Sydney)

Building with Coral Homes - Monterey 20 (Sydney)
NSW

Hi! My partner and I are looking at building this exact house. I am wondering if you could give me the final price, including the site costs. Also, are there any…

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Stephanie.Schwizler
Sep 12, 2018 1:11 am
gregorian
gregorian
11 September

Council Work Zone permit

Council Work Zone permit

I agree and we have reached out to the council to get the costs. They have pointed us to a complicated form to fill which will used to calculate how much fees we have to…

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gregorian
Sep 11, 2018 9:41 pm
Vivek28
Vivek28
11 September

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?
NSW

So I finally got two more quotes and now I have Site Demolition, Eco Demolition & Home Demolition. In order of cost Site is the lowest, then Home Demolitions followed by…

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Vivek28
Sep 11, 2018 12:57 pm
brodav83
brodav83
11 September

NSW Central Coast, Narara - Coral Homes Noosa 25

NSW Central Coast, Narara - Coral Homes Noosa 25
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi rhani, there was no extra cost. We also deleted the study nook behind and made the pantry deeper

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brodav83
Sep 11, 2018 12:22 pm
brokenstick
brokenstick
11 September

Urbanedge Homes - Autern 6-54

Urbanedge Homes - Autern 6-54
VIC

We paid initial deposit Feb 2017. Signed contract Jan 2018 and site start July 2018. Some of the delays were due to us though, as we changed our minds a few times, and…

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brokenstick
Sep 11, 2018 10:29 am
brokenstick
Zanzibar_45
Zanzibar_45
10 September

Rawson Homes: Kempsey 30 in Box Hill

Rawson Homes: Kempsey 30 in Box Hill
NSW

Everything looks great! Good luck on your build!

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Zanzibar_45
Sep 10, 2018 10:40 pm
Mr. Sausage
Mr. Sausage
10 September

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

And arguably more practical than the ubiquitous pendants gracing the vast majority of island bench installs.

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Mr. Sausage
Sep 10, 2018 9:31 pm

Hi guys, just wondering if anyone has any experience or has asked about upgrading the solar packages that some builders are including? Rawson Homes has an "Energy Savings…

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JiMb00
Sep 10, 2018 6:47 pm
JiMb00
mataba
mataba
10 September

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park
NSW

Yes you are right even i got Notice and call as well from council then told my solicitor he Call Mar in NEWBREEZE after 2/3 follow up…

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mataba
Sep 10, 2018 6:10 pm
RPR
RPR
10 September

The Avenue at Schofield

The Avenue at Schofield
NSW

Hello MrSingh, I see that work has started at The Avenue. My plans are yet to be finalized (Ruth Street)…

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RPR
Sep 10, 2018 3:13 pm
kks
kks
10 September

Site Works

Site Works

And that is what my professionals. tell me, too.It's about taking control of the project. Builders working for you, and not vice versa.

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kks
Sep 10, 2018 11:42 am
KingTaco
KingTaco
10 September

Clarendon - Madison 35 in Kembla Grange NSW

Clarendon - Madison 35 in Kembla Grange NSW
NSW

Hey! Very exciting for you, do you have a list of the modifications? Or a floor plan with them on it?

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KingTaco
Sep 10, 2018 11:42 am
KingTaco
monaco26
monaco26
10 September

Building with Henley- Monaco Lux Q2- Customised

Building with Henley- Monaco Lux Q2- Customised
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi zee1308, we are building Monaco 26 with alternate garage (new name from Henley). I see your kitchen layout is same as ours. My hubby wants to change it to the original…

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monaco26
Sep 10, 2018 11:10 am
IamSAM
IamSAM
10 September

Building articulation - Bardia

Building articulation - Bardia
NSW

Hope this helps someone else as well: My lot registered in Sep 2017 and at that time I paid council charges/rates to New Breeze/Dahua via my…

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IamSAM
Sep 10, 2018 10:20 am
IamSAM

Progress 09 September From the front From the back, corner window for kitchen From the side, window into living area Front window with soldier sill

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Purpurin
Sep 10, 2018 10:13 am
Eskay
Eskay
9 September

New Henley Electra build in Mernda/VIC

New Henley Electra build in Mernda/VIC
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi dreamhoz, Sorry to hear that mate; were you able to get a satisfactory outcome for these issues finally?

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Eskay
Sep 10, 2018 12:12 am
Eskay

Some house photos, seeing as I've been lazy over the last few months :D

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elieassi1992
Sep 09, 2018 8:57 pm
elieassi1992
Alinow
Alinow
8 September

Building with Clarendon, Boston 36 at Kellyville

Building with Clarendon, Boston 36 at Kellyville
NSW

Thank you so much for your information. This has been very beneficial to us as we are doing our homework on building this house with Clarendon. How is your job tracking…

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Alinow
Sep 08, 2018 11:06 am
aussieta
aussieta
7 September

NBN Location

NBN Location

in theory in practice they would only put my connection box on inside wall from where connection device is "you don't understand sir, i am not a cabler" "you will have to…

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aussieta
Sep 07, 2018 9:29 pm
aussieta
Bamford bliss
Bamford bliss
7 September

Longreach build

Longreach build

Hi we are building the coral Longreach with a few modulations. My question is that we are going to start our tile and colour selections soon but it is so hard to get an…

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Bamford bliss
Sep 07, 2018 8:48 pm
Eddielouise
Eddielouise
7 September

SETTLING IN - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome

SETTLING IN - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome
QLD
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Hmm, the start was absolutely terrible, ran into so many issues with Valeco :(. They apparently didn't know that our house was under a covenant which ended up costing us a…

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Eddielouise
Sep 07, 2018 2:29 pm
Eddielouise
Forg
Forg
7 September

DC Builders Experiences

DC Builders Experiences
QLD

I think you will be missing most of your potential respondents by having a thread title that doesn't mean anything; maybe try changing it to "DC Builders experiences", or…

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Forg
Sep 07, 2018 2:19 pm
sweetswisssteel
sweetswisssteel
6 September

Level 1 Compaction Report - Melbourne SE - Burbank

Level 1 Compaction Report - Melbourne SE - Burbank
VIC

Get minimum 2 independent soil testers to do 2 separate soil tests, min 3 boreholes and depth to below natural soil (ie under the fill). Then take the worst soil test ie…

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sweetswisssteel
Sep 06, 2018 10:34 pm
sharroncl
sharroncl
6 September

Building using overseas kit home (steel frame)

Building using overseas kit home (steel frame)
VIC

Yes I figured finding installers would be difficult but they can manufactured to Australian standards I think.

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sharroncl
Sep 06, 2018 4:45 pm
nada17
nada17
6 September

Stairs question - variation for removing tread nosings

Stairs question - variation for removing tread nosings
NSW

Thank you! I hope someone will explain why so. I am just curious :)

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nada17
Sep 06, 2018 3:28 pm

Hi there, I have a question about BAL. A house is planned to be built at location C, and the BAL is classified as FZ, then I read standard AS 3959-2009 carefully and…

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williamvic
Sep 06, 2018 2:03 pm
gogo65
gogo65
6 September

Wide frontage

Wide frontage

Probably more options for a single storey. Also depends on budget. Plenty of builders out there that will modify there plans, or some project builders do custom designs as…

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gogo65
Sep 06, 2018 10:55 am
gogo65
ethan870
ethan870
6 September

Coral homes shaker cabinets doors ?

Coral homes shaker cabinets doors ?
QLD

Awesome, thanks :) I will check their posts :)

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ethan870
Sep 06, 2018 9:34 am

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