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The colour selection with Como Homes was interesting too, and if anyone is considering building with Como they should take note: As Como was a subsidiary of Arden Homes…

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ben888
Jan 18, 2019 2:44 am
ben888

2nd soil test - contours changed

2nd soil test - contours changed
VIC

Hi all, We're doing a KDRB and received the 2nd soil test report and it looks like the countours have changed. Looking through other threads it doesn't seem like this is…

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derfelcadarn
Jan 18, 2019 12:31 am

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

I know, right? Cost us under $3k to do it after handover

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Drew01
Jan 18, 2019 12:08 am
Drew01

Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)

Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)
VIC

And here we go god dam dogs they take your money then hold you for ramson id report them to the obudsman office and the VBA and id make it a point to tell the builder you…

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Mauromario
Jan 17, 2019 11:50 pm

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Happy new year everyone! We are settling well into our new home. Getting used to commute to work. Taking me 2 hours back and forth. Earlier I was 10 mins away.…

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Bronte19
Jan 17, 2019 8:32 am

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension
VIC
1 ... 74, 75, 76

Hi would you be able to post a close up pic please...ours has a gap between the top n bottom and you can see the silver pipe https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=ht ... are_type=t

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excited_builders
Jan 16, 2019 11:51 am
Doulton777
Doulton777
15 January

Our KDR Metricon Doulton - Melb

Our KDR Metricon Doulton - Melb
VIC

We buit our Doulton just last year. I remember thinking it would be great too have others that are building it too. We actually bought off the plan. In November 2016 was…

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Doulton777
Jan 15, 2019 9:29 pm
Doulton777
Joker
Joker
14 January

Awning vs Tilt only (no turn) windows

Awning vs Tilt only (no turn) windows
VIC

Have had sliding windows plus Awning windows Now have tilt N turn, by far the best has been the tilt N turn, their so versatile and opening like a door so convenient, the…

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Joker
Jan 14, 2019 6:08 pm
Drew01
Drew01
14 January

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping
VIC
1 ... 62, 63, 64

I think what we have is what was in the studio... Can't recall, might be worth a call to Southern Star?

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Drew01
Jan 14, 2019 2:36 pm
Drew01
Doulton777
Doulton777
13 January

Building the Metricon Doulton

Building the Metricon Doulton
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

It’s getting there. Can’t wait to see what it looks like once it’s done. Bricks will take awhile. They will look very nice being the slimmer ones. It’s takes a bit…

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Doulton777
Jan 13, 2019 11:08 pm
Doulton777
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KDRSEMELB
Jan 13, 2019 7:50 am
Clareymoo
Clareymoo
12 January

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Plaster

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Plaster
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Week 25 Internal doors and skirting have been delivered. Finally measured the ceiling height and it's 3330 (huge!) and add another 500 on to that…

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Clareymoo
Jan 12, 2019 8:07 pm
judder
judder
11 January

The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread
VIC
1 ... 361, 362, 363

Oh really? When we built 7-8 yrs ago and short listed the contractors in order of price it was PD > Mcon > CH. Our base floor plan at the time had a sticker price of…

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judder
Jan 11, 2019 3:58 pm
r_13
r_13
11 January

Independent Building Inspector

Independent Building Inspector
VIC
1, 2, 3

As a way of adding something parallel to this interesting discussion, I received a quote today for inspection reports at each of the building stages, and it was fairly…

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r_13
Jan 11, 2019 1:57 pm
r_13
Clean
Clean
10 January

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Some time ago l made and posted a list of differences between limited edition and normal one in this forum. You may be able to find it if you want to see.

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Clean
Jan 10, 2019 8:36 pm
Eureka22
Eureka22
10 January

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?
VIC
1 ... 248, 249, 250

Lucky you checked, I'm worried for ppl who don't check or have inspections

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Eureka22
Jan 10, 2019 7:21 am
WifeofHunza
WifeofHunza
9 January

Solid Timber Flooring - any feedback on Greenhill Timber ?

Solid Timber Flooring - any feedback on Greenhill Timber ?
VIC

Thanks, yes I though that supplying to RMIT and Aust Tennis was impressive as well. We have skiting boards just tacked on so they are "easy" enough to remove and refit. Re…

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WifeofHunza
Jan 09, 2019 5:12 pm
WifeofHunza

14 month old home water entering laundry damaging door

14 month old home water entering laundry damaging door
VIC

Builders warranty in Victoria is 10 years Water entering building is not acceptable and is in breach of performance requirements of the NCC Unless you have interfered with…

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building-expert
Jan 08, 2019 4:26 pm
building-expert
justme15
justme15
8 January

Better Living Group Melbourne

Better Living Group Melbourne
VIC
1, 2

Just following up here as well. Did anyone end up with Mazzei? I'm interested to get some reviews.

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justme15
Jan 08, 2019 12:33 pm
amilelka
amilelka
7 January

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1, 2, 3

We chose vinyl timber look Venetians for our windows. We have a park across the road so we wanted to be able to completely open the blinds for the views. Plus it was a…

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amilelka
Jan 07, 2019 3:38 pm
r_13
r_13
6 January

Merricks 42 Build - Beveridge VIC

Merricks 42 Build - Beveridge VIC
VIC

Hey cazz82 did you ever proceed with the Merricks/Bentleigh? How's your project coming along?

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r_13
Jan 06, 2019 7:08 am
r_13
Saint Girl
Saint Girl
3 January

Henley Reserve Ivory

Henley Reserve Ivory
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Seriously?! They won’t pay for any fences bordering their property?! That’s crazy. I chuckled at your tree hugger comment as that must be how I sound Their…

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Saint Girl
Jan 03, 2019 10:24 pm
Saint Girl
sircorp
sircorp
3 January

Porter Davis. No mod for (length) for a garage?????

Porter Davis. No mod for (length) for a garage?????
VIC

can you kindly send me an email at sircorp@hotmail.com I am in same boat as you are and wish to discuss few issue

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sircorp
Jan 03, 2019 3:43 pm
sircorp
sircorp
2 January

Porter Davis Charlton

Porter Davis Charlton
VIC

Thanks Macfarlane Manor. I realised the picture you posted is from a Display Home as Wood Work in in front of Facade and Entry to the entrance door at ground floor is…

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sircorp
Jan 02, 2019 8:29 pm
sircorp
sircorp
2 January

Porter Davis Charlton 33

Porter Davis Charlton 33
VIC
1, 2

Do you mind sharing picture of finished Charlton 33 with Porter Davis (Including Facade, Kitchen & Alfresco)

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sircorp
Jan 02, 2019 7:12 pm
bumblebee1985
bumblebee1985
2 January

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra
VIC
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Hi We fought for our alfresco pillars to be completely rebricked due to the overall finish of the mortar which was done a while back - we're keeping an eye on the rest of…

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bumblebee1985
Jan 02, 2019 3:18 pm

Henley Reserve Aegean 45 KDR

Henley Reserve Aegean 45 KDR
VIC

Hello Dmitri, we are also considering KDNR with Henley AEGEAN 38 or Porter Davis MADISON 40 as we like the floor plans of both but we have heard so much negative reviews…

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Yoshi and Peach
Jan 01, 2019 9:24 am

I didn't realise how long it's been since I've updated here. We have completed the carport and veranda construction. Construction is powering ahead with the…

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Rachael13
Dec 30, 2018 4:38 pm
Rachael13

We have today locked in our flooring as we are getting it done separately to builder. Our skirtings will be left off and done by us later. We will be laying our own…

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Jamesp85
Dec 29, 2018 7:27 pm
Jamesp85
Melos
Melos
29 December 2018

House and land package- Fees associated with delay in land t

House and land package- Fees associated with delay in land t
VIC

We went through a tender process with rawson kdr not home and land but they have a similar thing in there contract. The tender is valid for a period and if you don’t…

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Melos
Dec 29, 2018 5:48 am
easty
easty
28 December 2018

Pavilion, Casey fields.

Pavilion, Casey fields.
VIC

We are! but we bought in Stage 5 which will be titled in April 2019. How much was your site costs and was your BAL rating removed?

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easty
Dec 28, 2018 11:19 am
gogo65
gogo65
27 December 2018

Concept design evaluation

Concept design evaluation
VIC

Just me, if the bath is behind the closed door, then there’ll be no natural light into that area

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gogo65
Dec 27, 2018 6:27 pm
gogo65
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fademan
Dec 22, 2018 11:39 am
pratikshah_2003
pratikshah_2003
19 December 2018

Clyde Springs estate- Clyde North

Clyde Springs estate- Clyde North
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

How are you all, I think everyones land got title? Please share your experience and tips on building. Thank you

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pratikshah_2003
Dec 19, 2018 6:45 am
guru1612
guru1612
18 December 2018

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Yasir, How did you go? Have you got your keys yet? I saw your review on product review.

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guru1612
Dec 18, 2018 4:38 pm
dany
dany
17 December 2018

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 30, 31, 32

well they have said they will replace the doors and dry out the floor. I have asked them to get the stairs assessed by the supplier / manufacturer . There is a race…

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dany
Dec 17, 2018 8:02 pm
dany
Default
Default
17 December 2018

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?
VIC

I was told January 2018 title date when I signed the papers.

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Default
Dec 17, 2018 4:20 pm
Iamlama
Iamlama
14 December 2018

Life Estate - Point Cook

Life Estate - Point Cook
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Are you aware of any custom builders servicing west ?

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Iamlama
Dec 14, 2018 4:14 pm
frankily
frankily
14 December 2018

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

thanks! the joinery cost us a bomb but it looks like it was well worth it. the timber is beautiful!

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frankily
Dec 14, 2018 11:34 am
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gullolal63
Dec 13, 2018 6:02 pm
Corallake
Corallake
12 December 2018

Is this exposed aggregate normal?

Is this exposed aggregate normal?
VIC

Contact Fair Trading or building equivalent. Don't be bullied into submission!!!!

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Corallake
Dec 12, 2018 4:57 pm
Corallake
Treedance
Treedance
12 December 2018

Arden - Votivo 43

Arden - Votivo 43
VIC
1 ... 24, 25, 26

So exciting after watching your journey all this time! It looks just beautiful. Now that you’ve reached this milestone, any wisdom you’ve accumulated to share? Congratulations

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Treedance
Dec 12, 2018 12:54 am
Build Right
Build Right
11 December 2018

Building contract with Metricon

Building contract with Metricon
VIC

Hi, the sales consultants have estimate price for the areas that you are build than its the soil conditions This how it works 1. the size of the home you are building…

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Build Right
Dec 11, 2018 1:40 pm
Build Right

We did something simular to what mamz suggested. Something similar could work with your design.

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Melos
Dec 11, 2018 12:58 pm
fademan
fademan
10 December 2018

Bristol (44sq) - Porter Davis Melbourne - New Build

Bristol (44sq) - Porter Davis Melbourne - New Build
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Congratulations on finally finishing your build. Did you buy that champagne or was that from Porter Davis? All we got were keys and a handshake on Friday ;-) Those light…

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fademan
Dec 10, 2018 4:25 pm
bestspecials
bestspecials
10 December 2018

Garage on the boundary

Garage on the boundary
VIC

Our neighbours house is build to boundary and they started building the day we moved in (4 months ago). We left that side of the house where their garage is untouched…

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bestspecials
Dec 10, 2018 2:32 pm
bestspecials
Novice 000
Novice 000
10 December 2018

Calculation of liquidated damages

Calculation of liquidated damages
VIC

Unfortunately, the builder just ignore us regarding our objection of the calculation. They did not provide any notice of extension or bad weather etc in writing. Guess we…

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Novice 000
Dec 10, 2018 1:46 pm

::surprise:: Oh no! I'm so sorry. That's a shock, she wasn't very old was she? Mali is wonderful and couldn't be more loved! Amity particularly is ridiculously in love, she…

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bank
Dec 10, 2018 1:34 pm
bank

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