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Worried about Alfresco pier

Worried about Alfresco pier
VIC
1, 2

I’d rather see the timber and be able to fix any rot etc. I think enclosing it prevents termite inspection and rot inspection, better to replace with galvanised steel…

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Pulse
Oct 16, 2021 9:34 pm

- Attached is revised design with Media room moved to back of the house. The room dimensions have been missed in the design, I have asked for this to be included. I am…

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Smiss
Oct 16, 2021 8:28 pm
Noname
Noname
14 October

Is this a reasonable amount to pay?

Is this a reasonable amount to pay?
VIC

to be fair you won't know until you have some valuations done. That's your next step. However the first red flag should have been the fact you wouldn't be able to get…

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Noname
Oct 14, 2021 2:57 pm
makido
makido
12 October

Carlisle Homes - Astoria Grand 55 - Build Journey

Carlisle Homes - Astoria Grand 55 - Build Journey
VIC

Receive our demolition permit today. Still waiting for asset protection and gas abolishment then it's good to demolish the house :)

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makido
Oct 12, 2021 2:11 pm
Davos
Davos
12 October

Powder room - layout advice needed

Powder room - layout advice needed
VIC

We haven’t built yet, but we renovated a few years ago and had an open ensuite with toilet. We built the toilet in and put in a sliding door and while privacy isn’t as…

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Davos
Oct 12, 2021 12:16 pm
Davos
chars0974
chars0974
11 October

Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]

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

Congrats and wish you have a smooth journey with TA. Just wondering who gave you the joinery list and selections (sales or BC)? Have you finished your style appointment?…

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chars0974
Oct 11, 2021 9:37 pm
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
jay4542
jay4542
11 October

Symmetric homes - job status, progress and quality

Symmetric homes - job status, progress and quality
VIC

As of today, our lockup was done and invoiced (along with the meter connection charges around 750$ which does not include in the contract price) on 13th Sept last month.…

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jay4542
Oct 11, 2021 8:04 pm

Ceiling height discrepancy - new build

Ceiling height discrepancy - new build
VIC

Hi ksun1985 If your builder does not build according to plan, and does not rectify the mistake, you may try to resolve the issue by first…

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Contracts-Specialist
Oct 11, 2021 10:23 am
Contracts-Specialist
41202
41202
10 October

Harpley Estate

Harpley Estate
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

all good

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41202
Oct 10, 2021 5:56 pm
41202
eszo
eszo
10 October

New build - Water tank sited below house

New build - Water tank sited below house
VIC

Hi folks, First time builder here seeking some feedback from those far more experienced than I. Our block has a reasonable slope (5 meter fall back to front over 55m)…

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eszo
Oct 10, 2021 3:48 pm
Ren25
Ren25
10 October

Colorbond Roofing Insulation

Colorbond Roofing Insulation
VIC

I'm interested to know too as on Sunshine Coast and I have raked ceiling with exposed beams so this will be the only insulation method I can have so want the best to…

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Ren25
Oct 10, 2021 5:07 am
Mikaela3105
Mikaela3105
5 October

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
1 ... 75, 76, 77

Buying a first home is an important step that requires a commitment to saving, careful decision making, and thoughtful planning.…

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Mikaela3105
Oct 05, 2021 12:43 pm
Mikaela3105
hash_nanay
hash_nanay
1 October

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 860, 861, 862

Hey Fongeo , hope you are keeping well. I was wondering if you went ahead with building Astor 49. We are planning to build Astor 49 as well. However we couldn't find a…

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hash_nanay
Oct 01, 2021 3:08 pm
Phil of Sydney
Phil of Sydney
30 September

NBN Pit within 1m of crossover extension

NBN Pit within 1m of crossover extension
VIC

A class A pit and lid is one that is not designed to be driven over. NBN would be more interested in you getting close to their pit. You could contact them about…

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Phil of Sydney
Sep 30, 2021 5:47 pm
hawkas
hawkas
30 September

Thomas Archer Bayside Build

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

Awesome thanks for this Like I said I really like your layout with the orientation of the pool and basketball court and I might copy it. Hopefully you don't sue me for…

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hawkas
Sep 30, 2021 4:27 pm
VipinMathew
VipinMathew
29 September

Building Palace 33 with Henley in West Mel

Building Palace 33 with Henley in West Mel
VIC
1, 2

Hi Bruce, You mentioned that you were able to extend the living to compensate for adding the shower to the powder room. How much did that cost you and what was the…

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VipinMathew
Sep 29, 2021 5:16 pm
Noname
Noname
29 September

Henley Or Carlisle Inclusions

Henley Or Carlisle Inclusions
VIC

Lots of builders use alternate solutions to the standards. I can guarantee Henley do to. Some of them are better, some of them less so. All of them have to be…

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Noname
Sep 29, 2021 12:40 pm

Initial Deposit Dispute

Initial Deposit Dispute
VIC
1, 2

Hi sparshrohatgi It is possible that the Builder is breaching or repudiating the original agreement. If there is no Contract…

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Contracts-Specialist
Sep 28, 2021 1:06 pm
Contracts-Specialist

Building a house - final payment

Building a house - final payment
VIC

Hi gheg You need to read your particular contract. Often, the contract prescribes upon completion of the stage of work that…

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Contracts-Specialist
Sep 28, 2021 12:57 pm
Contracts-Specialist
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
28 September

Floor Waste requirement

Floor Waste requirement
VIC

Thanks Leona33. I have checked with them and they said its not there. Just wanted to understand that is floor waste an optional or a requirement as per the regulations.

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Ozshaz
Sep 28, 2021 11:28 am
becmiltos
becmiltos
27 September

Newbie advice please!

Newbie advice please!
VIC

Newbie here. Just in the process of buying a lot in Aldo Estate in Fraser Rise (yayyy!!) Looking for any and all advice on Metricon v Henley v PDX v Boutique Homes v…

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becmiltos
Sep 27, 2021 8:06 pm
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
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
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
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
anged
anged
17 September

ACC Process

ACC Process
VIC

Just saw your post as we are nearly at this stage. Have you started on site? Did it end up taking the 2-3 weeks?

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anged
Sep 17, 2021 5:53 pm
Althom
Althom
16 September

Alfresco open on 3 sides?

Alfresco open on 3 sides?
VIC

Shop around. There's numerous mobs who do them and you can get quite competetive pricing.

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Althom
Sep 16, 2021 7:12 pm
Althom
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
15 September

Recommended Suppliers on Homeone

Recommended Suppliers on Homeone
VIC

Yep totally with you and totally agree with what you have said. Also we all should be supporting local manufacturers where we can. Another one is cabinets, how do you…

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Doozer1905
Sep 15, 2021 12:08 pm
lukew
lukew
14 September

Henley Cullen 41

Henley Cullen 41
VIC

cyncyn we are just about to start with the Cullen 41, we have very similar upgrades. Which refrigerated option did you go with? How are you enjoying the house, is there…

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lukew
Sep 14, 2021 1:41 pm
awkwajena
awkwajena
13 September

Arli Homes

Arli Homes
VIC

Hi all, I'd love to hear some experiences if any past or current Arli Homes clients are here on h1? Advice/experience from industry professionals who have had…

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awkwajena
Sep 13, 2021 1:42 pm
Noname
Noname
13 September

Home Audio

Home Audio
VIC

don't do it if you care about sound quality. Most speakers in ceilings lack the proper isolation and sound direction that dedicated speakers in properly designed cabinets…

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Noname
Sep 13, 2021 10:55 am

This was my creation: The council did a site inspection, and requested further information (drawings showing building area over 7.5M), which we got from Metricon.…

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Sparkyf
Sep 13, 2021 10:27 am
Sparkyf
mcbks
mcbks
10 September

Building Cost in Melbourne

Building Cost in Melbourne
VIC

We spoke with all the builders that had display homes anywhere near us. From memory that included: Metricon, henley. Simmonds, porter Davis, Sherridon, Dennis family,…

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mcbks
Sep 10, 2021 3:59 pm
jlirv
jlirv
9 September

Building a Doulton in Geelong

Building a Doulton in Geelong
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hey Sparky! Followed on insta looks great. Dying to see the kitchen and talk cabinets

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jlirv
Sep 09, 2021 10:12 pm
AlexAndRachel
AlexAndRachel
9 September

Wardrobes.....

Wardrobes.....
VIC

We're early in our journey with TA, but have read and considered doing this separately. I'm following a few on instagram: Upmarket on I found is COS Interiors. Nest…

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AlexAndRachel
Sep 09, 2021 11:36 am
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Tim65
Sep 05, 2021 9:14 pm
Tim65
awkwajena
awkwajena
5 September

Small Block, small house build - high level assumptions

Small Block, small house build - high level assumptions
VIC
1, 2

Hi K, Did you ever get your build done? Would love to hear how it all went if you're still around and happy to share.

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awkwajena
Sep 05, 2021 8:42 pm
Peng_0721
Peng_0721
3 September

Custom Builder - Premier Traditional Homes (Melbourne)

Custom Builder - Premier Traditional Homes (Melbourne)
VIC

Hi, Would you mind send me a private message on the details ? Thanks

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Peng_0721
Sep 03, 2021 6:14 pm
Annunox
Annunox
2 September

Mimosa Homes Site Cost

Mimosa Homes Site Cost
VIC

That's great. All the best with your build. Hope everything goes smooth.

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Annunox
Sep 02, 2021 2:56 pm
Builderg
Builderg
28 August

Handshower in bathtub

Handshower in bathtub
VIC

Thanks, SaveH2O. So my builder has said no matter what they are not installing the hand shower. I guess i don't have much that I can do here. I will try to contact VBA…

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Builderg
Aug 28, 2021 2:53 pm
kj1005
kj1005
28 August

My Floorplan - Any Advice - Stroud Montego

My Floorplan - Any Advice - Stroud Montego
VIC

How did you go with your home??

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kj1005
Aug 28, 2021 2:50 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
shariq001
shariq001
26 August

Mimosa homes

Mimosa homes
VIC
1, 2

Hi Nuri, How was your experience with Mimosa, I am looking at building Churchill 220 with them. Just wondering if you could share your experience with us. Regards,

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shariq001
Aug 26, 2021 2:58 pm
awkwajena
awkwajena
23 August

What’s the really point of prefab homes?

What’s the really point of prefab homes?
VIC

Hi Paolo, Did you ever find any viable prefab builders for your 3br project in VIC? I'm interested in the same thing, and like you, am (still, having had my eye on the…

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awkwajena
Aug 23, 2021 5:22 pm
alexp79
alexp79
21 August

Double Storey Too Hot Upstairs

Double Storey Too Hot Upstairs
VIC

Frankly speaking, in a typical house around 30-35% of the energy will be lost through walls and around 25-35% through the windows and doors (depending on glazing ratios).…

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alexp79
Aug 21, 2021 10:33 pm
Kippers01
Kippers01
20 August

Has anyone built with local builders direct - formerly brigh

Has anyone built with local builders direct - formerly brigh
VIC

local which business name/s is on the building contracts of these 150 homes that you build? Is this Bright Homes or Local or other names?

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Kippers01
Aug 20, 2021 2:53 pm

Ceiling creaking loudly downstairs when walking upstairs

Ceiling creaking loudly downstairs when walking upstairs
VIC

Hi yesplease It is not clear whether the issue is a defect, breach of contract, or breach of some…

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Contracts-Specialist
Aug 19, 2021 4:54 pm
Contracts-Specialist

Unrealistic site costs

Unrealistic site costs
VIC

Here's the flip side of the coin when the site works is done without proper documentation, inspections and certification

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 18, 2021 1:10 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
mumstheword
mumstheword
18 August

Indepandent Building inspection price?

Indepandent Building inspection price?
VIC

hi Sandra, just came across you post, am building in sydney, if you have a good private inspector to recommend would really appreciate it,cheers

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mumstheword
Aug 18, 2021 7:44 am

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