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defdaz
defdaz
11 October

Show us your facade...

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

Coral Homes Daydream 30 with Coolum (I think) portico.

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defdaz
Oct 11, 2021 8:09 pm
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

Hi Everyone, We are in Melbourne and currently in the market looking for ideas for our new home. We recently came across a beautiful weatherboard split-level property…

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b.q
Oct 26, 2021 11:25 pm

Vaucluse 41 (12.5sq) Carlisle

Vaucluse 41 (12.5sq) Carlisle
VIC

Hi did the build complete? Did you choose hebel facade?

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andy60
Oct 26, 2021 9:34 pm

F5 instead of MGP10

F5 instead of MGP10

Hi, my builder due to the timber unavailability used F5 timber for framing whereas the engineering specification was MGP10. When I found numerous holes in the studs which…

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Annunox
Oct 26, 2021 8:46 pm

Gj Gardner or Montgomery?

Gj Gardner or Montgomery?

Hi Natalie3 Could you share builder contact please as I have gone thru icon and GJ Gardener and as stated it seems to be over my budget. and maybe the northern beaches…

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Anita275
Oct 26, 2021 8:34 pm
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Bayside build

Bayside build

Thomas archer can alter their designs for a fee if you select one of their pre designed plans. We about to start building with them on approx the same size block.…

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anged
Oct 26, 2021 6:02 pm
stanks
stanks
12 h

Developer Approval

Developer Approval

Has anyone had a situation where Developer Approval has held up the process of the builder applying for a building permit? I don't see in our HIA contract where the…

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stanks
Oct 26, 2021 5:06 pm

New build questions

New build questions

Hi ez007 , It sounds like a building defect. You…

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Contracts-Specialist
Oct 26, 2021 4:50 pm
Contracts-Specialist
Jeffreylze
Jeffreylze
Yesterday

Custom build - Mancini Made

Custom build - Mancini Made

Hi, First time building here. We've been browsing around for a custom builder in the south-east region of Melbourne and came across Mancini Made, seems to have a lot of…

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Jeffreylze
Oct 25, 2021 9:43 pm
Sam B6
Sam B6
Yesterday

Building with fowler homes

Building with fowler homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

Oh that’s a bit of a concern. I hope they get moving for you again soon. You were moving so well through the steps there for a bit.....

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Sam B6
Oct 25, 2021 9:42 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
Yesterday

building brickwork concern + inspector recommendations

building brickwork concern + inspector recommendations

Pretty hard to tell from those few photos, but in saying that what you have there looks very average. I would be definitely getting a building inspector, get one that is…

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Doozer1905
Oct 25, 2021 7:11 pm
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Noname
Oct 25, 2021 3:12 pm
idev
idev
25 October

Hebel Power Floor

Hebel Power Floor

thanks alexp79 and @ashington Homes

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idev
Oct 25, 2021 3:00 pm
Home_Heart
Home_Heart
25 October

Spectrum Build North Brisbane

Spectrum Build North Brisbane

Our build started this week, minor earthworks getting ready for Septic system, rainwater tank and slab. We've received our official notification of commencement, with…

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Home_Heart
Oct 25, 2021 2:43 pm
Home_Heart
Gunay
Gunay
25 October

Anyone building with Lofty Building Group in Adelaide?

Anyone building with Lofty Building Group in Adelaide?
SA

Hi Guys, We have recently bought a quite old house on a 730sqm block and was thinking of living renovating at the time of purchase. We were there for a shock of the…

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Gunay
Oct 25, 2021 12:17 pm
Gunay
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
25 October

Steel vs Timber Pricing

Steel vs Timber Pricing

floor framed area, we just find that an easy way to compare

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Ashington Homes
Oct 25, 2021 11:12 am
Ashington Homes
adnanmir
adnanmir
25 October

Façade colour scheme

Façade colour scheme
VIC

Thanks, Jason for sharing the details and suggesting something which can give me some direction.

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adnanmir
Oct 25, 2021 11:11 am
Vantage46
Vantage46
25 October

Looking at Metricon Vantage 48 (H&L)

Looking at Metricon Vantage 48 (H&L)
1, 2

Hi TT21, Do you have changes to the original floor plan? I found customize the original plan is very pricy.

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Vantage46
Oct 25, 2021 9:57 am
edwarferg
edwarferg
25 October

Neighbours bolted fence to my wall during construction

Neighbours bolted fence to my wall during construction

The lock fence looks precisely like a quick solution to stop the animals from escaping. Not an excellent permanent fence. The best way is to knock…

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edwarferg
Oct 25, 2021 8:38 am
edwarferg

Construction schedule

Construction schedule
NSW

Trial it for 30days, Most are happy to offer an extension if they can see you are offering positive feedback. BTW, you always get grey areas onsite its not always black…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 25, 2021 8:05 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
25 October

Boston 42 Alternatives?

Boston 42 Alternatives?

Shortman It's hard for the project home guys to manage deliveries on Main roads, though I have seen Clarendon do it on a number of occasions. If you are comfortable,…

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Ashington Homes
Oct 25, 2021 7:56 am
Ashington Homes
chars0974
chars0974
24 October

Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]

Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]
VIC
1, 2

the facade on Master was not reflected what i picked on PSQ stage, it was so annoying as they simply changed my bedroom floorplan to suit their facade. I reckon drawee…

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chars0974
Oct 24, 2021 10:29 pm
diepiggy
diepiggy
24 October

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 809, 810, 811

Oh another question. We will be getting a wall oven and cooktop. While they are available on the Winning Electical website, they are about 30% more expensive then I can…

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diepiggy
Oct 24, 2021 8:03 pm
Esty
Esty
24 October

Steve Parcell builders (SE QLD)

Steve Parcell builders (SE QLD)

We’re looking to build our first home, double story 5 bedrooms, on 750sqm land. We have looked into a few builders - Metricon, Steve Parcell. Was really hoping to hear…

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Esty
Oct 24, 2021 6:53 pm
strannik
strannik
24 October

Acoustic for a duplex

Acoustic for a duplex

Isn't rockwool fire resistant?

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strannik
Oct 24, 2021 9:37 am
jim78
jim78
23 October

Knock Down Rebuild

Knock Down Rebuild

Hi New here and new to building, we are considering a knock down rebuild on the Northside of Brisbane, preferably a two storey house, does anyone have any recommendations…

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jim78
Oct 23, 2021 10:08 pm
union
union
23 October

Boston 42 with Clarendon

Boston 42 with Clarendon
1, 2

my tender price is 690k, but that includes a 30k step up in the house. It also includes some provisional allowances for colour selection, around about 30k or so.

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union
Oct 23, 2021 7:51 pm
adnanmir
adnanmir
23 October

Building Sorrento Grand retreat with Carlisle homes

Building Sorrento Grand retreat with Carlisle homes

hi Mate, how did you go for your colour selection , would like to share your exterior color selection ?

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adnanmir
Oct 23, 2021 3:48 pm
Athenak7
Athenak7
23 October

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?
NSW
1, 2

We did a Demolistion of fibro house with lots of absestos .. the guys were fantastic .. they are called creative genius excavations .. talk to Stanley

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Athenak7
Oct 23, 2021 3:14 pm

Finally some progress, the slab was poured recently. Eta on frames, i was told 3-5 weeks. So far 3 weeks has elasped and no update, they'll arrive whenever they arrive i…

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Spazzen
Oct 23, 2021 2:18 pm
oklouise
oklouise
23 October

Garage North West facing block orientation

Garage North West facing block orientation

with the a suitable your block will be fine for a new build in Brisbane... check the excellent YourHome.gov.au website for advice about passive solar design, orientation…

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oklouise
Oct 23, 2021 8:06 am

Custom Floorplan comments and review

Custom Floorplan comments and review

I appreciate you sharing such great information. Could you tell me more about…

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lenovolaptop2249
Oct 23, 2021 12:04 am
Wellbuild
Wellbuild
22 October

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

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

Wardrobes are standard. We only have those drawers (one set) in our main WIR. All the other bedrooms just have the hangers. This was a mistake. We should've done two…

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Wellbuild
Oct 22, 2021 8:29 pm
glutamic
glutamic
22 October

Knockdown Rebuild Acre Inner Melbourne

Knockdown Rebuild Acre Inner Melbourne

Good advice, I completely agree. My dream is to build on the block though but just reading some things online like WOLF who suggests $5000+ per sqm is too much at the…

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glutamic
Oct 22, 2021 8:24 pm

If you need a separate powder room, you could possibly carve out some space in the laundry. The existing laundry dimensions look quite generous with lots of potentially…

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mockkie
Oct 22, 2021 3:20 pm
Chana463
Chana463
22 October

Could somebody share with me what is the experience to work

Could somebody share with me what is the experience to work
WA

Hi to all of you, I am new to this forum but I would like to have more information about the experience to work with Home Group in Perth WA. They have amazing designs and…

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Chana463
Oct 22, 2021 1:18 pm

Maybe you could swap the Ens and WIR in the original design? Something like this idea. Probably easier for plumbing work too. Ask your designer to re-model them and check…

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Jason526
Oct 22, 2021 11:31 am
Chirpee1
Chirpee1
22 October

Anyone built/building with Hudson Homes - Central Coast NSW?

Anyone built/building with Hudson Homes - Central Coast NSW?

8months into build, still not to lockup stage - two storey. No communication, but whenever I initiate - it's BS....or threats of shutting down my build…

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Chirpee1
Oct 22, 2021 10:05 am
cangransecond
cangransecond
22 October

Carlisle Canterbury Grand 43

Carlisle Canterbury Grand 43

Blonde, haven’t got our plans drawn yet. That will happen in the next couple of months I reckon. This is the standard plan https://carlislehomes.com.au/home-desig ...…

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cangransecond
Oct 22, 2021 7:20 am
anura
anura
22 October

Metricon Riviera 54

Metricon Riviera 54

Hi Tam Tran We are also looking at building Riviera 54 & just like you we are looking for someone who have built one. How far have you progressed with your building .…

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anura
Oct 22, 2021 12:03 am
Wokaaa
Wokaaa
21 October

Registration of Land in Emerald Hills

Registration of Land in Emerald Hills

Looks like stage 11 will register last week of October

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Wokaaa
Oct 21, 2021 5:51 pm
dom0387
dom0387
21 October

Custom Build Floor Plans - Please Review!

Custom Build Floor Plans - Please Review!

Thank you so much, I am loving some of the changes you have made! I think you have done a much better job than the “architect” I have paid so much to do. I will…

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dom0387
Oct 21, 2021 5:24 pm
TheCrows
TheCrows
21 October

GJ Gardner Montville

GJ Gardner Montville

That’s so exciting! How much did you modify the plan? Also, I’d love to see how it’s all tracking. Have you got your build up on Instagram at all?

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TheCrows
Oct 21, 2021 5:23 pm

I am interested in a piece of land in Fyansford Geelong, 1400SQM with a "too good to be true" price. I understand that sloped blocks come with increased costs to make the…

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trev123
Oct 21, 2021 4:48 pm
annakoh
annakoh
21 October

Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Thomas Archer Bayside Build
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Ahh that makes sense. Love the setup! Do you mind if I ask roughly how much it cost? We are building a modified Hive, it's something I would love to add into our master…

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annakoh
Oct 21, 2021 3:14 pm
annakoh
Melani123
Melani123
21 October

Building Doulton 50 with Metricon

Building Doulton 50 with Metricon
1, 2

Yes. It make sense and thanks for your reply !

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Melani123
Oct 21, 2021 12:10 pm
MyFirst
MyFirst
21 October

Big M brickwork, am I being picky? I don't think so...

Big M brickwork, am I being picky? I don't think so...

IMO, your brick wall looks perfectly fine. Dont' get too hung up over it. If you go to stare at other people's new build you will be surprised how good yours are. A…

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MyFirst
Oct 21, 2021 10:23 am

My alfresco ceiling has noticeable cracks and ghosting. Is this covered by my builders warranty? Would appreciate any advice as well! I’ve been in my house for 4 years…

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maddisonjean
Oct 21, 2021 2:14 am
Sam B6
Sam B6
21 October

Building with FOWLER HOMES in Sydney/ NSW!!!

Building with FOWLER HOMES in Sydney/ NSW!!!
NSW
1, 2

Thanks Fore2 for your review comments. I can see the old reviews you write about and I can also see a lot of positive reviews coming through in the past year. So we are…

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Sam B6
Oct 20, 2021 11:12 pm
AFALDT
AFALDT
20 October

Living with a dark Colourbond roof

Living with a dark Colourbond roof
QLD

Thank you Noname, agree with your points. Certainly not overly concerned, but thought it prudent to see if there were lived experiences we can learn from.

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AFALDT
Oct 20, 2021 4:52 pm
mpricecs
mpricecs
20 October

A&L Stacker Door - Home Style Security Screens

A&L Stacker Door - Home Style Security Screens
NSW

Hi all, Has anyone added the A&L supplied Home Style Security Screens to their A!L stacker doors? If so, what are they like. As good as Crimsafe and Secureview as far as…

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mpricecs
Oct 20, 2021 12:42 pm

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