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nicolac34
nicolac34
12 December 2017

How common are variations?

How common are variations?

We've just sent in another variation today! So I think they are pretty common - and they charge you a high fee to make a change so really they can't complain too much. If…

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nicolac34
Dec 12, 2017 1:13 pm
nicolac34
sparrowsnest
sparrowsnest
12 December 2017

Window Sill height?

Window Sill height?
VIC

I just told them I want it flush and I just checked my plan and for stone bench we have a sill of 860. No idea if that’s right of not Building our first custom dream…

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sparrowsnest
Dec 12, 2017 12:18 pm
Nuri
Nuri
12 December 2017

Need advice on pre-plaster inspection

Need advice on pre-plaster inspection

They weren't really major, just that there was quite a few of them. Some of them were big, but not affected by plaster. I was only concerned with getting defects fixed…

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Nuri
Dec 12, 2017 10:28 am
AnatissaK
AnatissaK
11 December 2017

New Home - Kitchen oven

New Home - Kitchen oven

Hi The builder has a choice of cooker/ oven SMEG 9010XS or / Technika H950 STX PRO. I wonder if anyone…

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AnatissaK
Dec 11, 2017 7:24 pm
Richellebentley
Richellebentley
11 December 2017

Tender Help?

Tender Help?

I'm feeling a bit deflated as we received our house plans last week and they had missed 14 of the changes requested. It has taken them 6 weeks to send the wrong design…

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Richellebentley
Dec 11, 2017 7:46 am
Hopei
Hopei
10 December 2017

Help please - incorrect plumbing location in slab

Help please - incorrect plumbing location in slab

Advice please - looks like the plumber has missed the spot with the sewer stack for second level and the slab has now been poured. Is there any long term issues if the…

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Hopei
Dec 10, 2017 8:43 pm

Our frame arrived sooner than expected. We have been told it will be erected after Christmas. Roof and bricking to commence mid January.

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GillyH
Dec 10, 2017 7:08 am
GillyH
Kat1
Kat1
9 December 2017

Metricon Merricks 34 Western Sydney

Metricon Merricks 34 Western Sydney
NSW

Thanks we don’t have Winchester in Syd I don’t think. Bit frustrated as our frames were meant to have started but nope I don’t live far from our block just annoying…

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Kat1
Dec 09, 2017 4:36 pm
nomnomnom
nomnomnom
8 December 2017

Metricon Premature Invoicing

Metricon Premature Invoicing
VIC

You are not in breach of contract for failing to pay a progress payment, if you are asserting that the work required to achieve that progress payment has not been…

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nomnomnom
Dec 08, 2017 2:10 pm
nomnomnom
Spurious
Spurious
8 December 2017

Building a house in Springfield Rise QLD

Building a house in Springfield Rise QLD
QLD
1, 2

We're in Stage 2 of Creekwood and it looks like it came back at H2. Registration expected for Feb. Land valuation can't be done until…

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Spurious
Dec 08, 2017 10:27 am
FrankT
FrankT
8 December 2017

Should it be taking so long.... (Burbank)

Should it be taking so long.... (Burbank)

We are in the South East of Melbourne. They are chronically short on staff. They would keep telling me they are very busy all the time and very short on staff that caused…

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FrankT
Dec 08, 2017 10:04 am
swsam
swsam
8 December 2017

Building in Cowaramup

Building in Cowaramup
WA

Things have progressed! It’s been 2 weeks tomorrow since settlement of land, and a week tomorrow since they finished earthworks. Slab is now down, and curing nicely! I…

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swsam
Dec 08, 2017 12:06 am
just_a_draftee
just_a_draftee
7 December 2017

Downward Slope Builders

Downward Slope Builders

I'm not familiar with the soil types in Sydney, but could you not potentially retain the block and provide the builder with a flat site to work with?

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just_a_draftee
Dec 07, 2017 9:00 pm
just_a_draftee
Loveguru
Loveguru
7 December 2017

What's section 76 and 78 of building act 1993??

What's section 76 and 78 of building act 1993??
VIC

We are building with one of the non volume builder. Yes builder is arranging for us but they have just sent us this letter for us to sign to appoint such and such company…

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Loveguru
Dec 07, 2017 8:51 pm
Loveguru
Houspect NSW
Houspect NSW
7 December 2017

All apmts done except tiling

All apmts done except tiling

Ensure that everything is drawn in correctly, as well as all your colours / finishes mention the correct tiles etc, as this is what the builder will refer to if something…

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Houspect NSW
Dec 07, 2017 8:28 pm
Houspect NSW
Houspect NSW
Houspect NSW
7 December 2017

rendering the facade

rendering the facade
VIC

If your estate is a new estate, the sales office will be able to provide you with any guidelines you need to follow. If an older estate, the requirements should be listed…

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Houspect NSW
Dec 07, 2017 8:24 pm
Houspect NSW
MrsJM
MrsJM
7 December 2017

CORAL homes 1st build, Marcoola 30 QLD

CORAL homes 1st build, Marcoola 30 QLD
QLD
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Far out that grass is bloody green! Lawn envy!! Mine is dying because I've been too busy to water it

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MrsJM
Dec 07, 2017 4:09 pm
MrsJM
MandM+4
MandM+4
7 December 2017

Wisdom Majestic 38 - Swapping Living and Alfresco

Wisdom Majestic 38 - Swapping Living and Alfresco
NSW
1, 2

I didn’t say move the alfresco to the right, I said move the leisure further to the right. That would mean you can access the yard from the alfresco.

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MandM+4
Dec 07, 2017 2:54 pm
Hillsbuilds
Hillsbuilds
7 December 2017

Custom Design floor plan thread post them here!!

Custom Design floor plan thread post them here!!
QLD
1 ... 111, 112, 113

jsmi, could you leave everything as is except reduce the length of the shower, and use that space for a bookshelf in the study? Or could you reduce length of vanity…

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Hillsbuilds
Dec 07, 2017 1:15 pm
sparrowsnest
sparrowsnest
7 December 2017

Bank loan - broker or not and when to start

Bank loan - broker or not and when to start

I think it definitely depends on the broker. We started with one broker and then spoke to two more and finally settled on our broker. It’s definitely quicker I think to…

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sparrowsnest
Dec 07, 2017 12:15 pm
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Princesssarrah06
Dec 07, 2017 11:29 am
CathyP
CathyP
7 December 2017

Building in Calderwood Valley

Building in Calderwood Valley
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I thought I would pop into this thread as not much has been happening in it. I am in 2A.1 stage and as we all know it has been delayed again. What stages are everyone in.…

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CathyP
Dec 07, 2017 7:21 am
CathyP
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 10:16 pm
vanessah2015
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 5:16 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 4:26 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 4:01 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 11:01 am
BespokeHB
Ryan2007
Ryan2007
5 December 2017

Help needed

Help needed

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 10:17 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 9:55 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 7:27 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 7:24 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 1:20 pm
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 12:24 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 7:38 pm
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Micdeez
Dec 04, 2017 9:36 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 8:59 am
OurDayDream28
OurDayDream28
4 December 2017

Anyone building in Pacific Cove, Pimpama?

Anyone building in Pacific Cove, Pimpama?
QLD

Anyone else building in Pacific Cove?

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OurDayDream28
Dec 04, 2017 7:06 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 10:58 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 9:33 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 7:01 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 3:58 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 9:45 pm
Doulton777
saeen
saeen
2 December 2017

Lollipop Hill, Manor Lakes VIC

Lollipop Hill, Manor Lakes VIC
VIC

Hey guys, I'm planning to build with Mimosa on Lollipop Hill as well. I haven't signed the contract yet. Things were going good during the sales process till I noticed…

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saeen
Dec 02, 2017 6:18 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 5:23 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 2:38 pm
rum_home
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 1:26 pm
rum_home
rum_home
2 December 2017

Fencing obligations

Fencing obligations
NSW

Check out these links: https://www.disputes.vic.gov.au/informa ... e-to-fence https://www.disputes.vic.gov.au/informa ... ons-fences You don't have to pay if they don't…

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rum_home
Dec 02, 2017 11:32 am
rum_home
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 8:21 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 7:36 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 5:15 pm
atemby

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