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Tess N
Tess N
12 July 2017

Allworth Homes: Rude Customer Service

Allworth Homes: Rude Customer Service

Allworth Homes carried out a build on a neighbouring plot, and in the process damaged my fence. When I wrote in to request that they remind their workers to be more…

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Tess N
Jul 12, 2017 7:33 pm
Joker
Joker
12 July 2017

Suspended concrete slab

Suspended concrete slab

Hi, pm, stewie D or bashworth, they will know.

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Joker
Jul 12, 2017 7:26 pm
Bolton
Bolton
12 July 2017

First home! Building we Simonds home (Bolton)

First home! Building we Simonds home (Bolton)
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Looks great. Glad you fixed up the waterproofing problem.

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Bolton
Jul 12, 2017 4:32 pm
untidytowns
untidytowns
12 July 2017

Traditional Outside and Modern Inside

Traditional Outside and Modern Inside

I'm doing this, too, with some traditional flair inside but with modern twists. The exterior is recycled red brick, with a gal roof and white mortar w/verandah. Interior…

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untidytowns
Jul 12, 2017 10:59 am
Tayab
Tayab
12 July 2017

New build in Melbourne West

New build in Melbourne West
VIC

Hey guys, new in forum Thinking of constructing 25sq house in western suburbs Melbourne. Do not want something very fancy but the usual, stone bench, 2.7 high ceilings,…

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Tayab
Jul 12, 2017 6:36 am
TNC83
TNC83
12 July 2017

Advice needed: Financing extra items after handover

Advice needed: Financing extra items after handover

Thanks for your reply MandM+4. I think talking to our lender about adding to our existing loan would probably be the way to go- just another thing to add to the 'To do'…

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TNC83
Jul 12, 2017 6:10 am
TNC83
Rishy285
Rishy285
11 July 2017

Colorado Q1 build in SE Queensland?

Colorado Q1 build in SE Queensland?
QLD

Hey guys/gals, So my partner and I are growing ever closer to starting the build of our new home, the Colorado Q1 with Plantation Homes.. It really sucks that there is no…

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Rishy285
Jul 11, 2017 10:01 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
11 July 2017

Driveway colour

Driveway colour
VIC

Sorry. Don't know the price. Was included in my base price.

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aloenyx
Jul 11, 2017 8:52 pm
aloenyx
GazMan72
GazMan72
11 July 2017

Bellriver homes Jordan springs east

Bellriver homes Jordan springs east
NSW

Yeah bit frustrating with selection changes and what seemed like very exxy costs for them...Also fairly inflexible for a few things as well...But once final plans were…

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GazMan72
Jul 11, 2017 8:22 pm
Bridgetwitch
Bridgetwitch
11 July 2017

Electrical Through Onsite Electrician vs Clipsal

Electrical Through Onsite Electrician vs Clipsal
QLD

Our sc at Hallmark actually suggested we use their tradies (privately) for extra stuff when our build starts because it's cheaper! Not sure about Coral, but I've…

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Bridgetwitch
Jul 11, 2017 5:36 pm
Bridgetwitch
aden
aden
11 July 2017

Frame is up!

Frame is up!

Nice house

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aden
Jul 11, 2017 1:34 pm
NatTabs
NatTabs
11 July 2017

Lack of progress

Lack of progress

Our first build With Carlisle homes was horrible as far as communication goes. I had to contact them about most things. In the end we had to change Coordinators 3 times...…

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NatTabs
Jul 11, 2017 12:27 pm
NatTabs
NatTabs
NatTabs
11 July 2017

Our first little Bellevue in the Fields!!

Our first little Bellevue in the Fields!!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

icat2000 Certainly are! We are almost finished planning stage - Working drawings are back to the builder with a few small changes, then hopefully price negotiation and…

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NatTabs
Jul 11, 2017 10:11 am
NatTabs
deepugjacob
deepugjacob
11 July 2017

Surface water drainage

Surface water drainage
NSW

Hi all I am seeking help again . I am building a home with Metricon and I have a stormwater detention planned and included in my contract . Today my SM rings and says if…

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deepugjacob
Jul 11, 2017 10:10 am
carzone
carzone
11 July 2017

Installing Hardwood Floors After Handover (volume builder)

Installing Hardwood Floors After Handover (volume builder)
VIC

Hi, I've just recently completed the installation of floors in our build. We had an agreement to have our skirting boards painted and tacked on. I undercut all doors and…

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carzone
Jul 11, 2017 7:20 am
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
10 July 2017

Can PC be announced without Final Inspection Certificate?

Can PC be announced without Final Inspection Certificate?
QLD

Interesting, my understanding is that once the build reaches PC you can technically speaking move in.

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gaweleczek
Jul 10, 2017 9:46 pm
BrisBuild
BrisBuild
10 July 2017

Tender Appointment

Tender Appointment
NSW

Doing our build with Clarendon. Def don't have to sign the tender on the day. They advise that it should be signed within 7 days, although have heard of people taking a…

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BrisBuild
Jul 10, 2017 8:45 pm
Kandi
Kandi
10 July 2017

liberty 45

liberty 45

Hi everyone did any one changed the existing WC in to a powder room. by adding vanity, mirror and sink. we have done that they have charged us $3000. pricing department…

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Kandi
Jul 10, 2017 7:58 pm
JRD77++
JRD77++
10 July 2017

Mulgoa Rise

Mulgoa Rise
NSW

Hi there is anyone currently building or about to start building in Mulgoa Rise estate? I would love to hear the experience of others with designs they have chosen and any…

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JRD77++
Jul 10, 2017 7:41 pm
amcasper4u
amcasper4u
10 July 2017

Eden Brae, Clarendon or Metricon - Fixed price site costs?

Eden Brae, Clarendon or Metricon - Fixed price site costs?
NSW

Hello. Who bought land in The Gables? Just searching for my neighbors :)

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amcasper4u
Jul 10, 2017 5:19 pm
Caydenn
Caydenn
10 July 2017

Building with coral homes - Manhattan 23

Building with coral homes - Manhattan 23
QLD
1 ... 84, 85, 86

Hey Alex, How long did your land take to register once it was submitted to council? Thanks :)

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Caydenn
Jul 10, 2017 4:22 pm
Caydenn
neb880
neb880
10 July 2017

Knock down and rebuild with Bentley Homes

Knock down and rebuild with Bentley Homes
VIC
1, 2

Yep only other volume builder that would build on ours was metricon (not great reviews) and it would be a big cut and fill job we're still going through abolishments (and…

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neb880
Jul 10, 2017 1:27 pm
neb880
veryfrustrated
veryfrustrated
9 July 2017

Builders in Liquidation

Builders in Liquidation
VIC

Hi there - just wondering how you went with getting your certificates. I am in QLD too and my builder has just gone into liquidation and I have called the QBCC and my…

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veryfrustrated
Jul 09, 2017 10:08 pm
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
9 July 2017

Any rules re how long it can take to fix PC defects?

Any rules re how long it can take to fix PC defects?
QLD

Hi, My builder notified me 5 weeks ago that my build reached PC stage. A week later we had an inspection and the day after the inspection the builder got a list of…

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gaweleczek
Jul 09, 2017 10:03 pm
Nawsome
Nawsome
9 July 2017

Building a house not on display

Building a house not on display
VIC

We are building custom - so haven't been able to see a display of what we are building, but our builder has taken us to a place under construction (and offered to take us…

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Nawsome
Jul 09, 2017 6:04 pm
Nawsome
pauldab
pauldab
9 July 2017

Plumbing under sink

Plumbing under sink

In vic here, ours was done this way in all areas (kitchen, laundry, bathrooms) made things so easy to handle when after move in the tap in the laundry was faulty and we…

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pauldab
Jul 09, 2017 10:15 am
lliigg
lliigg
9 July 2017

Palace q1 Henley

Palace q1 Henley
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

we just saw the brick paint job today. Was very disappointing. No way matches the real color variation of the bricks. The build is past completion date.... extremely…

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lliigg
Jul 09, 2017 12:18 am

Found this on a previous page. Does this help? C U S T O M. C O R A L. B R O N T E.…

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MrsJM
Jul 08, 2017 11:49 pm
MrsJM
davidpark
davidpark
8 July 2017

is termite prevention included or extra??

is termite prevention included or extra??

Hello, I want to know, What is the difference between Part A and Part B treatment???...

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davidpark
Jul 08, 2017 8:39 pm
dougang287
dougang287
8 July 2017

Coral Homes Daydream 30ish

Coral Homes Daydream 30ish
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hi we are building a daydream 30 with cooloola portico which we thought was identical to the display home but it appears not. Our plans also say Grand Cooloola but it…

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dougang287
Jul 08, 2017 8:22 pm
dougang287
dougang287
8 July 2017

Coral Daydream Series - tile selection

Coral Daydream Series - tile selection
QLD

I am building a Daydream 30 and have bathroom pics in my forumn

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dougang287
Jul 08, 2017 8:00 pm
Robin8887
Robin8887
8 July 2017

Site cost

Site cost
VIC

Hi , anyone planning to build in pebblestone cct? It's in collage green( student release stage 8)

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Robin8887
Jul 08, 2017 5:16 pm

willo06 Plan looks good. If you have to stick to this plan without changing too much. Personally for me I would swap bed 3 (the one opposite the…

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willo06
Jul 08, 2017 4:00 pm
ayaman
ayaman
8 July 2017

Unexpected Sewerage Pipe ruining pool plans- Advice Please!

Unexpected Sewerage Pipe ruining pool plans- Advice Please!
VIC

Ahhh yes. That makes sense. No we didn't think to indicate an exclusion zone.... wish we had though!

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ayaman
Jul 08, 2017 10:07 am
Nawsome
Nawsome
8 July 2017

Soil Reports and Engineer's Report

Soil Reports and Engineer's Report
SA

that sounds good - hope you get a good result for your soil

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Nawsome
Jul 08, 2017 8:09 am
Nawsome
Merinnan
Merinnan
7 July 2017

Warragul with a Simonds Nicholson/Stamford

Warragul with a Simonds Nicholson/Stamford
VIC

Thanks for the response! Unfortunately, the builder came back with a resounding "no" to building on that block - luckily our offer was subject to the builder's inspection,…

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Merinnan
Jul 07, 2017 11:10 pm
Merinnan
arcadelt
arcadelt
7 July 2017

Adding wood to your frame studs

Adding wood to your frame studs
VIC

They are called noggings and you should tell your builder where you want them so you can hang TVs, shelves, dryers, grab rails, etc - they should be part of the build process.

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arcadelt
Jul 07, 2017 8:35 pm
BrownDog77
BrownDog77
7 July 2017

Coral homes Noosa 23 central coast

Coral homes Noosa 23 central coast
NSW
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Oh Denym your house is beautiful more inspo pics please I love everything ...

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BrownDog77
Jul 07, 2017 7:24 pm
dillongl
dillongl
7 July 2017

G J Gardner Mandalay 282 Bundanoon

G J Gardner Mandalay 282 Bundanoon
NSW

I've emailed and asked for the date, won't hear back until Monday now....my son is going to take some aerial pics over the weekend before they start and hopefully once…

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dillongl
Jul 07, 2017 7:02 pm
dillongl
dexx
dexx
7 July 2017

Celebration Homes - Lennox - All finished - Garden & Lights

Celebration Homes - Lennox - All finished - Garden & Lights
WA
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Now that the dust has well and truly settled, are you happy with how your home turned out and happy with how Celebration performed? How were they in terms of letting you…

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dexx
Jul 07, 2017 6:10 pm

So we are now just awaiting our windows and doors for the lockup phase. Roof tiles are on, internal walls have plumbing, electrical wiring embedded, render and the…

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Denea
Jul 07, 2017 11:02 am
Denea
marshi
marshi
7 July 2017

Selkirk coastal stone

Selkirk coastal stone
VIC

Yep we are the same! We had another supposedly cat 1 brick picked and got to our selections yesterday and it had swapped categories with coastal stone. So we have had to…

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marshi
Jul 07, 2017 8:57 am
bashworth
bashworth
7 July 2017

Price negotiations

Price negotiations
QLD

Once you have signed the building contract any opportunity to negotiate is gone. Builders regard post signing upgrades as the 'cream' where they make the most of their…

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bashworth
Jul 07, 2017 8:37 am
bashworth
Tan one
Tan one
7 July 2017

Our Build with ClearView Homes -Plumpton VIC

Our Build with ClearView Homes -Plumpton VIC
VIC
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Ours was not even mistakes yet. Its them not doing it at all. The one that is most annoying is how fast they are in sending an invoice to an incomplete stage. We are just…

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Tan one
Jul 07, 2017 8:18 am
Imightbedave
Imightbedave
6 July 2017

Sinking backyard

Sinking backyard
VIC

Soil is best to be compacted before turf goes down I think - at least with roll on. Unsure if it's the same for seed. But it sounds like a lot of loose soil and the rain…

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Imightbedave
Jul 06, 2017 11:39 pm
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
6 July 2017

Coral Homes Beaumont Tiles selections

Coral Homes Beaumont Tiles selections
NSW

Did you get it sorted? Good luck tomorrow :) Make sure you show us pics of your selections :)

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Tamara1975
Jul 06, 2017 7:38 pm
titleist007
titleist007
6 July 2017

Montgomery Homes Carolina 342 modified - first build

Montgomery Homes Carolina 342 modified - first build
NSW

Hey all, The back end frame has just gone up on our build. It has been an overly long process with our DA approval taking a Very long time due to unique circumstances of…

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titleist007
Jul 06, 2017 3:37 pm

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