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Nishan
Nishan
27 February

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
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Our house as it was getting built by Semore Homes, we moved in a couple of months ago and love what they have delivered :-D

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Nishan
Feb 27, 2021 5:49 am
Builderg
Builderg
27 August

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Does anyone know if we can go beyond 5 km to visit our building site for PCI? I'm thinking it's not allowed but then it is kinda essential to progress the build to…

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Builderg
Aug 27, 2021 4:09 pm
domwild
domwild
3 August

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 58, 59, 60

I managed to get the builder to install plugs (sockets) on the rafters. If the LED burns out or I do not like the colour, then I do not have to call in the electrician. I…

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domwild
Aug 03, 2021 7:47 am

Pre-Constructions Charges by the builder

Pre-Constructions Charges by the builder

Tarun I will PM you his number. yes it is possible to do your own retaining wall later but you need to consider site access issues. It sounds like your land is quite…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 24, 2021 1:09 pm
Ashington Homes

Building in Canberra - Costs

Building in Canberra - Costs
NSW

HI how much did you pay for the architect's plan?

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seutaojiang
Sep 24, 2021 11:46 am

Masterton - Westwood

Masterton - Westwood
1, 2

Hi everyone, Where is everyone on their timeline in building their new Westwood home ? We engaged first discussions with Masterton in June and now are about to sign the…

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Citybuilder77
Sep 24, 2021 11:26 am

Million dollar home in Perth

Million dollar home in Perth
1, 2, 3, 4

Hmm.. could well be true but I can pretty much guarantee that smaller companies do not have the resources to achieve what you are suggesting. Brian Burke Homes,…

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shaidas
Sep 24, 2021 11:13 am

Quality builder and building designer Perth

Quality builder and building designer Perth

They are a part of the Oswald Group so have been around for a while. I don't work for them, I promise That's means Bugger all, I know of 3…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 24, 2021 10:59 am
StructuralBIMGuy

New pool - filtration systems

New pool - filtration systems

The first one seems to be a combination of chlorinator and ozonator. It still needs salt in water, but seems to be lower amount than traditional chlorinators. The second…

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strannik
Sep 23, 2021 11:06 pm
Noname
Noname
17 h

Concrete skirt question. Retaining wall or not?

Concrete skirt question. Retaining wall or not?

It does shorten it because it wouldn't be a protracted argument. There wouldn't be a slew of conflicting opinions, because there is only one reasonable outcome - if the…

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Noname
Sep 23, 2021 8:36 pm
Renman
Renman
21 h

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD
QLD
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We can't imagine what it will be like being in Melb lockdown in our hold house. So glad we finished the build and landscaping and got to enjoy it now.

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Renman
Sep 23, 2021 4:19 pm
Renman

New Double storey house on slope land

New Double storey house on slope land

the basement component is really expensive. We are doing a couple of these in North Ryde and depending on how much rock you hit you are probably looking at $150-180k for…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 23, 2021 3:33 pm
Ashington Homes

Builder costs

Builder costs

Hi Tom, From what you have described it sounds a bit high. I would expect $3,000/sqm to include the concrete pool, landscaping and higher end appliances. No its not…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 23, 2021 3:08 pm
Ashington Homes

Building with Clarendon vs Metricon or Rawson

Building with Clarendon vs Metricon or Rawson

No real reason, when we built in 2014 our block was alot smaller 520sq with 12.19 frontage and RWson had a design we liked. This time around our land is 613sq with 15.24…

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Xfactor
Sep 23, 2021 2:05 pm
Kippers01
Kippers01
Yesterday

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 57, 58, 59

Dont write the demolition company a blank check. Make sure the 'hidden asbestos' proceedure is documented, understood and agreed in the contract so you are protected as…

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Kippers01
Sep 23, 2021 10:24 am
Noname
Noname
22 September

When does CCTV cameras get installed

When does CCTV cameras get installed
QLD

You don't need internet to have CCTV recording onto an NVR. You would only need the internet if you want to remotely access or back up the vision.

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Noname
Sep 22, 2021 9:56 pm
Elson25
Elson25
22 September

DBN Homes

DBN Homes

Hi valhound how did you go with dbn homes?

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Elson25
Sep 22, 2021 8:43 pm
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
22 September

Henley Or Carlisle Inclusions

Henley Or Carlisle Inclusions
VIC

Good point and I have also heard that you have to get yearly inspection of the balcony as well to avoid voiding the warranty. Read this - …

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Ozshaz
Sep 22, 2021 8:28 pm

Charges for variations before signing contract?

Charges for variations before signing contract?

Hi an3035! It sounds like there is no contract in place. You might consider whether or not you continue your relationship with…

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Contracts-Specialist
Sep 22, 2021 6:44 pm
Contracts-Specialist
Jason526
Jason526
22 September

Study rooms and nooks in the year 2021

Study rooms and nooks in the year 2021

It really is personal preference. At end of the day, it's your own house, you can design whatever way you want. A standard study is normally around 3x3m. Like you said, it…

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Jason526
Sep 22, 2021 3:28 pm
maverick03
maverick03
22 September

Opinion on natural light : North front facing house

Opinion on natural light : North front facing house

Yes , Living/Kitchen area will be facing east and Bedrooms West. thanks for the tips.

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maverick03
Sep 22, 2021 3:17 pm
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
22 September

Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]
1, 2, 3, 4

Seems very odd? Maybe a supplier/trade issue out of TA's hands? We went with stone, but failing that, glass would have been our next option. We are having glass in our…

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Blacktea2sugars
Sep 22, 2021 12:48 pm
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
22 September

Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20
1, 2, 3, 4

hey Wellbuild Drove past your site this morning. Looking amazing despite this current "construction glitch" in Melbourne. Has TA communicated with you what they…

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Blacktea2sugars
Sep 22, 2021 12:40 pm
Blacktea2sugars
alexp79
alexp79
22 September

Building quality volume vs custom builder

Building quality volume vs custom builder
1, 2, 3

you pay with peanuts, you get monkeys

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alexp79
Sep 22, 2021 12:00 am
Goldy012001
Goldy012001
21 September

Carlisle home design

Carlisle home design

Hi guys, I am thinking to build Canterbury grand deluxe 47 or Vaucluse deluxe 46 design due to land orientation it’s on north west so this way we can use natural…

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Goldy012001
Sep 21, 2021 11:31 pm
JanieT
JanieT
21 September

BAL costs?

BAL costs?

Thanks SO much!!

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JanieT
Sep 21, 2021 8:33 pm
Venkata
Venkata
21 September

Blacktown NSW KDR with King Homes

Blacktown NSW KDR with King Homes
NSW

Journey with ATRIA is good, Passed the sketches to King to get quote

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Venkata
Sep 21, 2021 3:01 pm
Ashleebee
Ashleebee
21 September

Building with fowler homes

Building with fowler homes
NSW
1, 2

Hi! Did you end up building with Fowler homes and what location On their website it looks like they only build in greater Sydney Thanks

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Ashleebee
Sep 21, 2021 1:36 pm
Savkovic
Savkovic
21 September

House orientation

House orientation

Would appreciate if forum members can provide advice on house orientation. Block is SW NE (entrance from SW side) 18m wide and 46m long, easements 6m to the garage and 7m…

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Savkovic
Sep 21, 2021 11:30 am
Phil of Sydney
Phil of Sydney
21 September

Cost effective options for retaining wall

Cost effective options for retaining wall

At 1000mm high check if it needs council approval. Done properly masonary (concrete) will last decades.

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Phil of Sydney
Sep 21, 2021 10:54 am
Pedro4137
Pedro4137
21 September

Contesting council decision

Contesting council decision
VIC

whats the legislation for the POS, section 173 agreement etc

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Pedro4137
Sep 21, 2021 8:40 am
Colt1993
Colt1993
21 September

New Build Quotes - project home

New Build Quotes - project home

Hi John, If you do receive any could you please fowad it onto me?

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Colt1993
Sep 21, 2021 12:29 am
Dhesath
Dhesath
20 September

Building on a steep slope in Brisbane

Building on a steep slope in Brisbane
QLD

Hey Vlad! Did you end up finding someone to build?

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Dhesath
Sep 20, 2021 10:06 pm
Dhesath
Dhesath
20 September

Building a house on a steep sloping land in The Gap (QLD) wi

Building a house on a steep sloping land in The Gap (QLD) wi

Me and my partner have recently purchased some land in The Gap (QLD). It is a very steep slope and the highest point is where the land meets the road, so it slopes down…

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Dhesath
Sep 20, 2021 10:03 pm
Smiss
Smiss
20 September

Feedback on floor plan for new home

Feedback on floor plan for new home
VIC

Thank you for your comments. The block dimension is 33m x 18.5m. There is 9m setback requirement on the West side and 3m setback on the north. I have gone back to the…

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Smiss
Sep 20, 2021 6:51 pm
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Ceddy_83
Sep 20, 2021 6:03 pm
Ceddy_83
Ceddy_83
20 September

Initial Deposit Dispute

Initial Deposit Dispute
VIC
1, 2

Building journey can be very emotional at times. From what i have learnt so far nothing goes according to plan. Better take the $1000 and negotiate the discounts in build…

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Ceddy_83
Sep 20, 2021 5:51 pm
Flamingo
Flamingo
20 September

KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Congrats and good to see you have moved into your new house, I hope you enjoy everything. it looks fablus

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Flamingo
Sep 20, 2021 5:37 pm
Ceddy_83
Ceddy_83
20 September

Build Period for Double Storey

Build Period for Double Storey
NSW

That's what i thought so, looks like my builder will takes more 12 months for a similar project build. It is mentally exhausting, watching others finish ahead of you…

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Ceddy_83
Sep 20, 2021 5:32 pm
Ceddy_83
Ceddy_83
20 September

Anyone Building with Inspired Homes/Strive Homes?

Anyone Building with Inspired Homes/Strive Homes?
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

The new picks items can still be added to the list, right? I wonder why is it so hard for them to line up their ducks!!

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Ceddy_83
Sep 20, 2021 5:28 pm
Josh22
Josh22
20 September

Please review our first custom floorplan

Please review our first custom floorplan
1, 2

Hi, I like your plan; three things that I would change (personal preference). - Main bedroom - not sure i like the door/vision straight into the master from the…

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Josh22
Sep 20, 2021 1:45 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
20 September

Custom Floorplan comments and review

Custom Floorplan comments and review

Hey simis2626 Welcome to the forum Probably not related to the floor plan layout but more so the 3D elevation But i would highly recommend that you get the drawing…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 20, 2021 12:49 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
AsxTradingGirl
AsxTradingGirl
20 September

Estimating costs

Estimating costs

I'm doing a custom build in Perth - 539sqm - approx $2300 per sqm.

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AsxTradingGirl
Sep 20, 2021 12:54 am
chippy
chippy
19 September

Kitchen island

Kitchen island

Yes you can. The cabinetry has to sit on a solid surface so tiles would be ok to sit directly on top of. If it's on laminate you will have to cut the flooring so you sit…

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chippy
Sep 19, 2021 11:53 pm
chippy
robw17
robw17
19 September

KDR - hydraulic investigation/flood report

KDR - hydraulic investigation/flood report

We have a fall of about 300 to 400 mm from left to right across our property. The floor level of the neighbour on the left is higher than us and the floor level of the…

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robw17
Sep 19, 2021 9:07 pm
mcbks
mcbks
19 September

Gutter on brickwork cost

Gutter on brickwork cost

That is really high. We're paying $200 per metre.

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mcbks
Sep 19, 2021 6:07 pm
shokel1975
shokel1975
19 September

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 32, 33, 34

Thanks Rameshn, appreciate your feedback 😊 As we built a two story house we wanted to do pre-wiring for solar panels, CCTV, as well as Internet and data outlets in…

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shokel1975
Sep 19, 2021 11:57 am
shokel1975
Kevin L
Kevin L
18 September

Signature projects Box Hill - Any reviews ? ***

Signature projects Box Hill - Any reviews ? ***

Hi All, I also want to have some idea. I had checked the their project at tallawong station. The construction is start, but the builder looks different with the signature…

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Kevin L
Sep 18, 2021 11:35 pm
SOML
SOML
18 September

Who to build with?

Who to build with?

I’ve been lurking on here and in $honky WA fb group since we decided to build a house. This is the first time I am posting in here… We are currently building with…

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SOML
Sep 18, 2021 11:14 pm
dannyboy92
dannyboy92
18 September

Hotondo

Hotondo

What would their price be for this model does anyone know? Thanks

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dannyboy92
Sep 18, 2021 10:27 pm
Drew01
Drew01
18 September

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 30, 31, 32

3 trailers, toilet for pool visitors and a home office is the plan... Need to start measuring and get all the trailers in one spot to be able to see how the jigsaw puzzle fits in

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Drew01
Sep 18, 2021 9:21 pm
Drew01

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