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MrSober
MrSober
Yesterday

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1 ... 5, 6, 7

This is ours currently still building, will be a little different to the colour scheme below. We went with Blackbutt coloured brick, monument roof/gutters, think we ended…

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MrSober
Jan 22, 2022 5:57 pm

How often do you visit your site?

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

When signing either a HIA or MBA contract, be aware that you don't automatically have access to the site.…

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Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 23, 2022 2:22 pm
Homebuildguide-Colin
llundberg
llundberg
23 December 2021

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 59, 60, 61

One thing I have notice is that there are a lot of people suggesting to add additional noggins in walls for TV's, etc. In my opinion, that is a very bad idea. It makes it…

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llundberg
Dec 23, 2021 3:43 pm

Banksia House from YourHome Passive Design

Banksia House from YourHome Passive Design

Hi there, Yeah I looked into rossdale as they were the only volume builder who were willing to sit down with me after I showed them my brief. I quickly found out that…

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stonesthrow
Jan 23, 2022 11:34 pm

Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42

Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42
1, 2

Plenty, nothing structural / major though. Just plenty of little things, (e.g. painting issues, sliding doors move to much in rollers so can't lock, front door doesn't…

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Gildea
Jan 23, 2022 10:10 pm

Thomas Archer Hue 44 Bayside Build - 2021

Thomas Archer Hue 44 Bayside Build - 2021

When we paid the deposit in March 2021 build start was always going to be around May 2022. Obviously things haven’t been great for the industry re: supply and…

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Kelmartian
Jan 23, 2022 7:53 pm

Contract Tips Before Signing

Contract Tips Before Signing

Hey dvan I wrote a blog with Feel free to ask any questions also - would be happy to help out!

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Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 23, 2022 5:00 pm
Homebuildguide-Colin

Fairmont NSW Balmoral

Fairmont NSW Balmoral
NSW

We are yet to build with Fairmont NSW for the Balmoral 42. Just curious to find out any experiences or issues from those who have built with Fairmont NSW. How many years…

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caphe
Jan 23, 2022 4:54 pm

AllCastle - Electrical inclusion (grey area)

AllCastle - Electrical inclusion (grey area)

Yes that is how I read it too. However, I would just send them an email & ask for written clarification in any case. The exact number of all electrical supplies should…

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Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 23, 2022 3:31 pm
Homebuildguide-Colin
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Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 23, 2022 2:27 pm
Homebuildguide-Colin

How much did my build cost?

How much did my build cost?

Hey bbarbosa85 - good luck with your build! There is a lot of great info on here to lean on. How far along in the project are you?

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Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 23, 2022 11:59 am
Homebuildguide-Colin

Custom Build - Tender Presentation 24th Jan

Custom Build - Tender Presentation 24th Jan
1, 2

That's great, best of luck. I hope the tender comes back as expected. Understanding what custom builders quote includes and excludes can be tricky. Builders should…

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Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 23, 2022 11:21 am
Homebuildguide-Colin
Mox80
Mox80
Yesterday

Brick colours to go with Light coloured cocnrete roof tiles.

Brick colours to go with Light coloured cocnrete roof tiles.
NSW

Just ordered austral brick castellana. Cheaper than PGH. You and builder will save Se below PGH colour range. Take a tile sample and visit a PGH showroom

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Mox80
Jan 23, 2022 12:27 am
Mox80
Mox80
Yesterday

Interior walls cracks

Interior walls cracks

Do you have issues opening and closing windows or doors? If so it's your slab. The engineers will install a tall tale to measure the movement and crack and will draft a…

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Mox80
Jan 23, 2022 12:21 am
Adam_17
Adam_17
Yesterday

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 814, 815, 816

I'm in brick stage. They started on the 14th of January and they're one third complete.

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Adam_17
Jan 22, 2022 6:28 pm
Flamingo
Flamingo
21 January

Hotondo Homes in Administration

Hotondo Homes in Administration

I was at Home World the other day, I see some builders have promotion for 18 months price lock, if I am not wrong, it is McDonald Jones Homes, I don't think it's purely…

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Flamingo
Jan 21, 2022 9:47 pm

Custom Home Building Blog

Custom Home Building Blog
VIC

Hey everyone I started…

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Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 21, 2022 2:28 pm
Homebuildguide-Colin
build2020
build2020
21 January

Pre final inspection-outstanding

Pre final inspection-outstanding
VIC

Fantastic news re Thomas Archer. We are currently building with them and they have been fantastic.

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build2020
Jan 21, 2022 2:19 pm
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maverick123
Jan 21, 2022 9:17 am
murtaza.sh
murtaza.sh
20 January

Building with SJD Homes in 2020 - Charleston 310 customised

Building with SJD Homes in 2020 - Charleston 310 customised
VIC
1, 2

BTW guys, my house has been completed and handed over on 20 July 2021. However, I got lazy to post updates or pictures etc... I will share my experience with SJD Homes…

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murtaza.sh
Jan 20, 2022 6:55 pm
murtaza.sh
r_13
r_13
20 January

Carlisle Homes Special Conditions and Contract Specification

Carlisle Homes Special Conditions and Contract Specification
VIC

From memory Carlisle's contract also states something to the effect that waterproofing warranty will be void unless it is inspected every 12 months (several parts like…

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r_13
Jan 20, 2022 4:43 pm
r_13
enzso
enzso
20 January

Welsh Homes/Harmac Homes/Ridge Homes

Welsh Homes/Harmac Homes/Ridge Homes

just giving this one a little bump

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enzso
Jan 20, 2022 3:35 pm
strannik
strannik
20 January

Alfresco Surface Tiling

Alfresco Surface Tiling

yeah i guess i should've been a bit clearer in my post. the builder wasn't talking about tiles per se, they said they cannot raise the alfresco/porch slab to allow tiles…

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strannik
Jan 20, 2022 9:57 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
20 January

Building with Montgomery Homes

Building with Montgomery Homes
1, 2, 3

That's great news. I was talking to some industry colleagues on Tuesday who were telling me about one very large builder who is now handing back contracts on a regular…

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Ashington Homes
Jan 20, 2022 6:15 am
Ashington Homes
JSlater
JSlater
19 January

Building with Infinity Homes Australia

Building with Infinity Homes Australia

Hey All, We are currently in the process of selecting a builder for our house in VIC. We've gone through the process of getting detailed quotes from the builders on our…

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JSlater
Jan 19, 2022 7:57 pm
kennyc
kennyc
19 January

My building progress

My building progress

So i received my start date today :) Site cut is booked in for Feb 2 and slab on March 8. Let the fun times begin!

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kennyc
Jan 19, 2022 5:56 pm
MBX3
MBX3
18 January

New build floor plan advice

New build floor plan advice

ramjam01 - Just my tow cents from my custom build underway - Pantry seems small given Fridge has taken up other side. (Perhaps make island and sink wall longer with…

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MBX3
Jan 18, 2022 1:14 pm
MBX3
Kama1
Kama1
18 January

New Build with Omnia Homes

New Build with Omnia Homes
1, 2, 3

Hi Rivers76, I'd be great to get some updates on how did your build go. How much time did it take to complete and how was your experience? Also, how was the after care…

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Kama1
Jan 18, 2022 12:59 pm
Mia14
Mia14
18 January

Building a Chelsea with Hall and Hart

Building a Chelsea with Hall and Hart
NSW

I have the Chelsea and the estimate was about 100k less as when you get to the selections appointments it all costs more e.g standard tiles in Beaumont costs more for…

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Mia14
Jan 18, 2022 11:23 am
Mia14
Mia14
18 January

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 58, 59, 60

Hi, they are very keen to assist but then admin delays come in. I paid my first tender in June 2020 and my house is still getting built

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Mia14
Jan 18, 2022 11:18 am
strannik
strannik
18 January

Stockland - Land Release Process

Stockland - Land Release Process

I don't know anything about appointments, they didn't do them when we bought land about a year ago. For us the process was fairly simple. We picked the lot we liked, paid…

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strannik
Jan 18, 2022 8:17 am
Sam B6
Sam B6
17 January

Building with fowler homes

Building with fowler homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hey Mikaela3105, just wondered if you have any progress on your build at all? We have come to a halt with progress as well. How did you go with speaking to someone higher up?

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Sam B6
Jan 17, 2022 7:08 pm

Saw this unit around me. Similar structure to yours. Hope the colours are somewhat similar to what you want? I would ditch that stone cladded column, too old fashioned.…

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Jason526
Jan 17, 2022 11:15 am
Flamingo
Flamingo
16 January

dropdown ceiling

dropdown ceiling

I paid $800 for kitchen drop down ceiling, it seems reasonable.

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Flamingo
Jan 16, 2022 5:38 pm

Drop from slab to fence

Drop from slab to fence

I would expect that the slab design would include piers under the edge beam as you have drainage running approx 500mm outside the slab edge, this would be within the zone…

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BuildingandLegal
Jan 16, 2022 4:55 pm
Meccxmecc
Meccxmecc
15 January

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - Fireplace & TV

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - Fireplace & TV
QLD
1 ... 27, 28, 29

Thank you 😊 for replying me so thoroughly Make me feel so much better going with it Congratulations with your home 🏡 good to live in a home you ❤

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Meccxmecc
Jan 15, 2022 4:51 pm
Home2021
Home2021
15 January

bearers & Joist Alfreso

bearers & Joist Alfreso

Hi, Just wondering any of you have bearers & Joist Alfreso which has concrete on it and tiling. Is it possible to have that? If yes how the builder to it? Currently for…

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Home2021
Jan 15, 2022 2:52 pm
Flamingo
Flamingo
15 January

Swimming pool tiling installation cost

Swimming pool tiling installation cost

Hi guys, I have never built a pool before, I have got a quote for $6900 for install only (I supply tiles) to pool surround plus copping, size $18m2 + 24lm Pool coping. Is…

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Flamingo
Jan 15, 2022 1:49 pm
Meccxmecc
Meccxmecc
15 January

Coral Homes Grange 22 Build - QLD

Coral Homes Grange 22 Build - QLD
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi Allblaqk I've read from the other post that you've built with jkw. Do you mind to give me some details..e.g quality fixtures etc Ty

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Meccxmecc
Jan 15, 2022 12:50 pm
centralcoast71
centralcoast71
15 January

Metricon Electricals

Metricon Electricals

ANyone know if Metricon on central coast is also using Strautus?

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centralcoast71
Jan 15, 2022 12:03 pm
centralcoast71
centralcoast71
15 January

Icon Homes

Icon Homes
NSW

probs too late but icon have a contract claus that you can't put anything negative on social media so tht can be why you can't find anything.

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centralcoast71
Jan 15, 2022 12:00 pm
timlavelle
timlavelle
15 January

First home buyer/build and question around loan process

First home buyer/build and question around loan process
NSW

Thanks strannik, noname, flamingo and Cbee for all the replies! Makes me feel more comfortable getting these included on the loan price. Also really good info on the LVR…

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timlavelle
Jan 15, 2022 10:04 am
timlavelle
Home2021
Home2021
13 January

alfresco above ground

alfresco above ground

Thanks Boris

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Home2021
Jan 13, 2022 9:36 pm
gunny
gunny
13 January

Tile look colorbond roof

Tile look colorbond roof
NSW

We need a colorbond roof due to roof pitch. Is tile look colorbond an option? Please help with links and images.

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gunny
Jan 13, 2022 7:39 pm

Hi guys i am fairly new to building a double story house and stuff and have recently got myself a 448 lot in Melbourne during my search for house designs i have realized i…

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vikram6644
Jan 13, 2022 3:41 pm
CD12JD
CD12JD
13 January

Recent McDonald Jones construction experiences.

Recent McDonald Jones construction experiences.

Wow that sounds nasty … I hope all gets sorted out soon for you

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CD12JD
Jan 13, 2022 11:27 am
CD12JD
magirl
magirl
13 January

Anyone build with new homes shop ?

Anyone build with new homes shop ?

I did read the last 2 months review on them but this is a bit too late for me because i already signed a contract to them...now im getting a bit worried...im first home buyer:(

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magirl
Jan 13, 2022 9:11 am
AnjC
AnjC
12 January

Lintels and things

Lintels and things

Aha! Thanks. This makes sense. Yeah, it’s a nice suburb but I still think it’s overpriced! Lucky for me I’m not going to be selling any time soon so won’t be…

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AnjC
Jan 12, 2022 10:43 pm

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