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Tomato_
Tomato_
7 July

Recommendations for Townhouse Builder - Melb Northern suburb

Recommendations for Townhouse Builder - Melb Northern suburb

First post to this forum! Hoping to get some help with finding a quality but affordable builder for my project. I've gone to a draftsman to get plans done for building…

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Tomato_
Jul 07, 2018 6:51 pm
SBG14
SBG14
7 July

GJ Gardner Montville- First home build- QLD

GJ Gardner Montville- First home build- QLD
1, 2

Yep, that's what we found also. Wish it was cheaper to begin with, but once we compared to other builders like you have had, we became more comfortable with it. The…

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SBG14
Jul 07, 2018 5:24 pm

It's all happening at a crazy pace. We got building permit on 30th June. Temp fence on 5th July and slab is scheduled for 19th July! Can't believe it's all happening 😅

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Bronte19
Jul 07, 2018 4:29 pm
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bashworth
Jul 07, 2018 11:38 am
bashworth
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
7 July

Porter Davis Bristol

Porter Davis Bristol
VIC

Hi Megs85 nice to see your build. we are looking for similar house for one of my friends. How is the…

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Ozshaz
Jul 07, 2018 10:14 am
Forg
Forg
6 July

Wardrobe Doors - help!

Wardrobe Doors - help!

For each bedroom wardrobe, we specifically only asked for one mirrored door - the one which (when closed) you could most-likely stand in front of (ie. pointless putting a…

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Forg
Jul 06, 2018 3:41 pm
Pond
Pond
6 July

new home with New Gen (summit) Piara Waters WA

new home with New Gen (summit) Piara Waters WA
WA

Good Choice. Piara Waters and Harrisdale are Perths most wanted suburb. Please read my post that talks about Tile selection viewtopic.php?f=31&t=92686 Good luck…

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Pond
Jul 06, 2018 11:46 am

Allura Estate

Allura Estate
VIC
1 ... 113, 114, 115

I have no idea as all neighbours picked the fencing people. But if you do get one. Don’t go for the cheapest quote. And check out their feedback. Cos our back fence.…

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Doulton777
Jul 06, 2018 9:58 am
Doulton777

Tender presentation delays

Tender presentation delays

Boooom and that is the problem. Your building contract doesn't take effect until work actually commences on site. If any builder experience delays, cost increases out of…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 06, 2018 9:23 am
StructuralBIMGuy
zooch84
zooch84
6 July

Soil dump and Weeds

Soil dump and Weeds

Unfortunately its a pretty standard condition that the block be handed over clear of debris, weeds, excess grass, soil etc. Nearly every contract with a project builder…

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zooch84
Jul 06, 2018 7:17 am
parkland
parkland
5 July

Owner supply balustrade before or after handover?

Owner supply balustrade before or after handover?

Hi Some opinion needed here.. Do you guys do owner supply balustrade during construction or after handover? Cheers

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parkland
Jul 05, 2018 2:57 pm
keshiboy
keshiboy
5 July

Porter Davis Smart Living range

Porter Davis Smart Living range

Hello all, I'm fairly new here and wanted to see if anyone is building the Smart living range from Porter Davis. I'd love to hear their feedbacks. We are seriously…

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keshiboy
Jul 05, 2018 2:21 pm
CW_L
CW_L
5 July

FOWLER HOMES BELMONT 35

FOWLER HOMES BELMONT 35
NSW
1, 2

That looks really good, and agree with gillybean, the cladding works really well. Nice choice in colours also.

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CW_L
Jul 05, 2018 12:11 pm
CW_L
Georgie00
Georgie00
5 July

Builder requesting banks letter of offer

Builder requesting banks letter of offer

Thanks for all the input guys seems pretty standard then for the builder to request for these private documents. Just wanted to make sure before I go and hand over my…

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Georgie00
Jul 05, 2018 8:33 am

Simonds Cleland in Adelaide

Simonds Cleland in Adelaide
SA

So these are some of the selections we made. Going for a modern version of queenslander/hamptons style but very brighr and airy External - Roof: Basalt Bricks: PGH…

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sarahmarie
Jul 05, 2018 12:01 am
Bronte19
Bronte19
4 July

Fairhaven Clovelly 225 at Lara Views

Fairhaven Clovelly 225 at Lara Views
VIC
1, 2

Hope you have moved into your new home. How was the handover process?

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Bronte19
Jul 04, 2018 11:42 pm
mel.mak
mel.mak
4 July

Driveway Colour & Finish

Driveway Colour & Finish
NSW

We doing a plain concrete with square cuts for our driveway but having trouble deciding Black or charcole? Broom or cove finish? Anyone done the above and can share a pic

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mel.mak
Jul 04, 2018 8:36 pm
Phil94
Phil94
4 July

Domaine homes by clerondon

Domaine homes by clerondon
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

We got them to do it. $1400 isn’t too bad especially compared to what other builders charge for this. We looked into getting it done after but tiles could be from…

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Phil94
Jul 04, 2018 6:24 pm
catgee
catgee
4 July

Masterton vs Rawson

Masterton vs Rawson
NSW

Thanks for the reply, we came to the same conclusion - the new promo swung it for us! We're currently waiting for the date for our tender presentation with Rawson so…

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catgee
Jul 04, 2018 2:16 pm
DR-JEKL
DR-JEKL
4 July

Rawson Balmoral 38,

Rawson Balmoral 38,

We're also looking to build the Balmoral 38 (MK1) in Newcastle NSW and would be very interested in your build details/issues. We've just done the exterior selection and…

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DR-JEKL
Jul 04, 2018 12:29 pm

Feeling like a serious ameteur

Feeling like a serious ameteur
QLD

Klueless1993 You will need to start by putting up a 2D Sketch or 3D Image? alexp79 must have money to burn?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 04, 2018 8:20 am
StructuralBIMGuy
propinv
propinv
3 July

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.
VIC

Hi, For your peace of mind. Dont build with Orion Homes. Fake promise and poor quality. Not to trust them, You see a lot of good things before signing contract,…

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propinv
Jul 03, 2018 9:22 pm
Amish
Amish
3 July

Demolition of house with NBN HFC cable already there.

Demolition of house with NBN HFC cable already there.

I work in the industry,not for NBN Co. I would strongly suggest you request them to remove their hardware and any connections. Two reasons: 1) You'll be showing at an…

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Amish
Jul 03, 2018 9:21 pm
k3nnis
k3nnis
3 July

Austral Wilderness Range - Bricks

Austral Wilderness Range - Bricks

Thanks bas. We spent quite a bit on the garden and retaining walls. Hope all goes well for you. When does your build start?

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k3nnis
Jul 03, 2018 8:26 pm

Stylemaster WRI 305 MOD - Karalee QLD (First Home)

Stylemaster WRI 305 MOD - Karalee QLD (First Home)
QLD
1, 2, 3

Ahh okay, yea that makes sense. That will be incredibly frustrating for you though, if you have your finished house sitting there and your unable to move in :(

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sunnycoastfirstbuild
Jul 03, 2018 6:20 pm

Metricon vs Stylemaster

Metricon vs Stylemaster
QLD

We are currently building with Stylemaster and would reccomend them. We had a few niggly issues during admin stage but nothing too bad and we have been happy with our…

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sunnycoastfirstbuild
Jul 03, 2018 6:18 pm

Our Stylemaster Baybreeze 27 view BP

Our Stylemaster Baybreeze 27 view BP
QLD
1, 2, 3

Thank you Nublette :) we are ridiculously excited for PCI, especually because we are locked out atm and most likely won't be able to go inside untill then. I'm not…

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sunnycoastfirstbuild
Jul 03, 2018 6:15 pm
HGMbuild
HGMbuild
3 July

Floating Floors

Floating Floors
NSW

With solid timber you wouldn’t need it. But with others ie bamboo, laminates etc apparently you need extra expansion gaps at hallway and entry to rooms.

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HGMbuild
Jul 03, 2018 5:52 pm
HGMbuild

What about a platter pantry? I’ve done something similar, rather than pile them on top of each other, each one has its own place😊

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gogo65
Jul 03, 2018 5:34 pm
gogo65
Littlegem
Littlegem
3 July

Another sloping story

Another sloping story
NSW

If it's like our current project a slab house will be by far the least expensive option even with DEBs and a step down in slab. You can add 50-100k for split/double story options.

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Littlegem
Jul 03, 2018 3:39 pm
Stevo2332
Stevo2332
3 July

Rural Block, water tank, plastic, concrete or metal?

Rural Block, water tank, plastic, concrete or metal?

I was just doing some research in to water tank pricing and came across this old post. For those like me that find this content looking for up to date water tank pricing…

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Stevo2332
Jul 03, 2018 2:50 pm
Salfield
Salfield
3 July

First home help - Rawson homes - NewPark, Marsden park - nsw

First home help - Rawson homes - NewPark, Marsden park - nsw
NSW

Yes mate, it’s the better option I think. We also went with a colorbond roof so tiles weren’t an issue for us. Just remember though, like everything else, some bricks…

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Salfield
Jul 03, 2018 10:21 am
Frenchie8
Frenchie8
3 July

Salamanca 34 in Melbourne with Metricon

Salamanca 34 in Melbourne with Metricon
VIC

We're building the Salamanca 29!! :) We've closed off the stairs opening in the front room to make a theatre room :)

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Frenchie8
Jul 03, 2018 9:54 am
zooch84
zooch84
3 July

Metricon Double Storey Build

Metricon Double Storey Build
VIC

In general, its 26-30 weeks for a double story (i.e. 6-7 months) obviously as blackcat mentioned it depends on the size and finishings etc But here I am building a single…

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zooch84
Jul 03, 2018 9:06 am
Fysh
Fysh
3 July

Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - Handover

Brisbane build with Steve Parcell - Handover
QLD
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Looks great, just like our home. My oly suggestion is get an independent electrictian to check the electrical work. Ours has some kind of fault that is false alarming…

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Fysh
Jul 03, 2018 7:54 am

Premier Builders Group

Premier Builders Group
VIC

Hi we are currently looking at doing a knock down rebuild. Can anyone give me some recent feedback on their build with Premier Grouo Builders.

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BarbaraSteve
Jul 03, 2018 3:17 am

Our First Dream Home G&P Builders

Our First Dream Home G&P Builders
QLD
1 ... 14, 15, 16

My goodness sparrow, I have just caught up on your thread. Everything looks absolutely amazing!! I am in love with your tiles, your tiler really did do an amazing job.…

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sunnycoastfirstbuild
Jul 02, 2018 9:08 pm
Leey
Leey
2 July

Build in soap dispenser on the kitchen island

Build in soap dispenser on the kitchen island

Hi all, Does anybody has/ going to have a build in soap dispenser on the kitchen island? We were recommended a Blanco Levos soap dispenser by Home option gallery. Just…

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Leey
Jul 02, 2018 5:17 pm

So, I have managed to get my soil report for the lot as…

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Niel07
Jul 02, 2018 4:21 pm

Slab upgrade costs - M class to E class

Slab upgrade costs - M class to E class

Reasonable range? Based on what? Geotech report, bearing capacity, materials Quantities, Builder profit? These are questions you should be asking before you hand over a…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 02, 2018 8:09 am
StructuralBIMGuy
GLO
GLO
1 July

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

How high did you want it? And why couldn't you get that?

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GLO
Jul 01, 2018 10:36 pm

Any Blog with Style Master Walk Right In Collection

Any Blog with Style Master Walk Right In Collection
QLD

Hi, Am interested in the walk right in collection that is at Style Master Homes, and have been trying to find a blog of someone who has already/currently building with them.

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mrs.jessica
Jul 01, 2018 7:36 pm
gogo65
gogo65
1 July

MAINE 26 - For a narrow lot

MAINE 26 - For a narrow lot
NSW

Put the plan up if you want feedback...

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gogo65
Jul 01, 2018 7:27 pm
gogo65
epitome
epitome
1 July

Have they forgotten to put bricks on top of the window?

Have they forgotten to put bricks on top of the window?

I think they should do it straight away as soon as the bricks are done as dirt, rain, insects could get into the gap. Unless there is a valid reason to leave it to the…

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epitome
Jul 01, 2018 5:38 pm
DanC
DanC
1 July

Building with Hallmark Homes

Building with Hallmark Homes
QLD

I built with Hallmark back in 2003 and about to start my second build with them if that is anything to go by. Did my due diligence again and could not go past them again.…

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DanC
Jul 01, 2018 3:18 pm
Eppoonnee
Eppoonnee
1 July

Clarendon - Madison 35 in Kembla Grange NSW

Clarendon - Madison 35 in Kembla Grange NSW
NSW

Hey everyone. I have been following all of the Clarendon posts on here and thought I'd start one. We have just signed our contracts to build a Madison 35 in Kembla…

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Eppoonnee
Jul 01, 2018 3:01 pm
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Kylielam
Jul 01, 2018 11:39 am
Softon2
Softon2
1 July

Beachwood Constructions (Sorrento 27 build) Longwarry

Beachwood Constructions (Sorrento 27 build) Longwarry
VIC
1, 2

Thanks for posting...I am considering beachwood as well in the future,don't have title yet and your pics and information have been very helpful!

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Softon2
Jul 01, 2018 1:12 am

Concrete Tilt panel home build - Brisbane

Concrete Tilt panel home build - Brisbane
QLD

Still playing catch up with replying to posts, see response above. Flick me an email if you need a hand with anything

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KonkretHaus
Jul 01, 2018 12:29 am
KonkretHaus

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