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Arden - Votivo 43

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

Woohoo! Nice! Congratulations! Btw what grass did you use? The front looks nice and simple. Building the Votivo43 - viewtopic.php?f=31&t=88553

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g33kerb0t
Dec 11, 2018 7:40 pm
g33kerb0t
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mrcool4
Dec 11, 2018 4:54 pm

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

Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately the presentation has been postponed. I don't have another date yet but kind of disappointed as we're looking forward to moving. Where…

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CalicoCat
Dec 10, 2018 7:21 pm
Default
Default
Yesterday

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?
VIC

I have also now been told March 2019. I drove past a few weeks ago and they have started land works. Hopefully it wont get delayed again.

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Default
Dec 10, 2018 5:45 pm

This is our planned facade.... Although gutters will also be Monument along with fascia and roofing - there was a glitch in the Metricon software. I'm hoping it isn't…

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shokel1975
Dec 10, 2018 4:59 pm
shokel1975
fademan
fademan
Yesterday

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
Yesterday

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
Yesterday

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
MyFirst
MyFirst
Yesterday

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping
VIC
1 ... 60, 61, 62

Geez, . Evap. coolers are pretty simple systems and rarely breaks down.. To get one not working on new house is pretty unlucky? I guess I have to check that too during handover.

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MyFirst
Dec 10, 2018 1:11 pm
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Manj
Dec 09, 2018 6:16 pm
Manj
building-expert
building-expert
9 December

Arden Homes Inspectors

Arden Homes Inspectors
VIC
1, 2

As a builder who has lived through change from council building inspectors to privatised building surveying and inspections I can tell you of a catastrophic fall in…

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building-expert
Dec 09, 2018 9:13 am
building-expert
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
9 December

Builder refusing to give OP

Builder refusing to give OP
VIC

anu123, Who employed the building surveyor, you or the builder?

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SaveH2O
Dec 09, 2018 8:48 am
SaveH2O

Didn't get a colour board. But from the rough idea. White render throughout with black tiles and gutters. Floorboards throughout with grey carpets in the living areas…

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rogklee
Dec 08, 2018 11:04 pm
JXYL
JXYL
7 December

Building the Metricon Doulton

Building the Metricon Doulton
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Looking good, it will be lockup in no time. Btw, awesome shot, make your frame look like gold plated!

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JXYL
Dec 07, 2018 9:59 pm

This is the only photo I could find that shows the colours properly. Gutters and front flashing is monument and the fascia is basalt. I wanted the flashing and gutters…

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MrsJM
Dec 07, 2018 7:59 pm
MrsJM
MCC0013
MCC0013
7 December

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

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

Its as simple as they wont budge on changing any aspect of the facade so it depends on what is behind the garage to allow the extra length. It is definately possible and…

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MCC0013
Dec 07, 2018 7:48 pm

The top story is going to be rendered foam

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brokenstick
Dec 07, 2018 4:50 pm
brokenstick
steph73
steph73
7 December

Henley Aluminium Cornerless Bifolds

Henley Aluminium Cornerless Bifolds
VIC

Hi All Does anyone out there know the cost of Henley's Aluminium Cornerless Bifolds? TIA

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steph73
Dec 07, 2018 1:42 pm
Elva
Elva
7 December

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

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

Hi Eureka 22, What are the issues you got from HBC? Just want to check to mine. Thanks

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Elva
Dec 07, 2018 1:08 pm
ThrowAway1
ThrowAway1
5 December

Building with Eight Homes !

Building with Eight Homes !
VIC

I am not sure whether to hijack this or create my own, but I am currently building with them, my experience hasn't been overall great. Not terrible but they could do a lot…

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ThrowAway1
Dec 05, 2018 9:08 pm

Corinthian came out today to inspect our 2nd lot of defective doors. The rep agreed that the doors aren't to standard and shouldn't look the way that they do. He also…

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bumblebee1985
Dec 05, 2018 6:29 pm
Maabhi
Maabhi
4 December

Cancelling with Burbank after leaving initial deposit

Cancelling with Burbank after leaving initial deposit
VIC

We signed the contract and paid around 15k to Burbank. We can't go ahead because our construction loan didn't get approved. What do we do now? - can I cancel the contract…

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Maabhi
Dec 04, 2018 11:30 pm
steel
steel
4 December

How often do you visit your site?

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

Weekly to fortnightly. Im not into construction but I am curious by nature (engineer). So I like to track and follow how they do it and the order.

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steel
Dec 04, 2018 11:52 am
HoneyDee
HoneyDee
4 December

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension
VIC
1 ... 73, 74, 75

Hi Doulton777 I did post my thread in my reply above 👆🏼 Here is it again viewtopic.php?f=31&t=92532 Where did you build? New Estate or KDR?

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HoneyDee
Dec 04, 2018 7:40 am
HoneyDee
bLeb
bLeb
3 December

Allura Estate

Allura Estate
VIC
1 ... 114, 115, 116

Hey guys, do you have any information on the block of land at the corner of Bolivar and Sedgefield? It has been fenced for a while now. What will it be? Who is developing…

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bLeb
Dec 03, 2018 2:54 pm
blackcat20
blackcat20
3 December

Building Inspectors. Suggestions please. Melb South-East

Building Inspectors. Suggestions please. Melb South-East
VIC

Houspect. Did a great job, and even our SS was very impressed with them.

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blackcat20
Dec 03, 2018 9:10 am
blackcat20

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 859, 860, 861

I went to one of their up to 70% off warehouse sales and the prices were still out of my price range. Although having said that I have since purchased two pendant lights…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Dec 02, 2018 9:51 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Looks awesome....we are also planning to use the butlers for all the daily electronic equipment ! https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=ht ... are_type=t

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excited_builders
Dec 02, 2018 8:56 pm

When we first started the build process, the standard design had the laundry where our WIP is now located and WIP P'DR room is, and lastly the P'DR was quite large taking…

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Montybyrne
Dec 02, 2018 1:26 pm
Mel.G
Mel.G
2 December

Tender

Tender
VIC

Be careful with the sales pitch. Review it overnight and sign it the following day Make sure to review everything. Goodluck!

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Mel.G
Dec 02, 2018 8:37 am
Cin
Cin
1 December

Salamanca 34 in Melbourne with Metricon

Salamanca 34 in Melbourne with Metricon
VIC

Hi there, I am considering building this on my own block .... how is your build going? Do you mind me asking what the cost is? Any other suggestions would be great :) Cin

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Cin
Dec 01, 2018 1:23 pm
r_13
r_13
30 November

KDR Vantage Mode facade modified

KDR Vantage Mode facade modified
VIC

I've been told by M yesterday that they are taking out the rebated stacker doors from my estimate, and that they're not offering it any more due to issues with water…

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r_13
Nov 30, 2018 2:26 pm
r_13
Bencrete
Bencrete
29 November

Is this exposed aggregate normal?

Is this exposed aggregate normal?
VIC

Really sorry and sad to see this finish on your new home. As a concreter myself i agree with the above comment and its very unacceptable in my opinion. Whether your a…

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Bencrete
Nov 29, 2018 11:05 pm
Bencrete
mywollert
mywollert
29 November

Mystique Wollert

Mystique Wollert
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi IronBark, join our Facebook Group :) To be honest, I am also have the same thinking as yours and will email Alok for a…

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mywollert
Nov 29, 2018 11:04 pm
bashworth
bashworth
29 November

Leaky service trench

Leaky service trench
VIC

Basically you have got it correct in that you dig a slot across the service trench line and then fill it with concrete. the slot only needs to be a spade width.

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bashworth
Nov 29, 2018 6:06 pm
bashworth
shokel1975
shokel1975
29 November

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

It can’t hurt to follow them up yourself. I have found that sometimes things just don’t get done unless I intervene.

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shokel1975
Nov 29, 2018 8:23 am
shokel1975
fademan
fademan
28 November

Porter Davis - Madison 40

Porter Davis - Madison 40
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Love the photos and the two tone kitchen colours!! You must be very excited to live in!!

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fademan
Nov 28, 2018 9:30 pm
baronx
baronx
28 November

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

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

This keeps getting better & better as I dig more into it; apparently UrbanEdge are within their rights to bypass the amendments to the building act & enforce the…

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baronx
Nov 28, 2018 11:18 am
baronx
DustyBlue
DustyBlue
28 November

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley
VIC
1, 2

We are looking a purchasing land within the area. Does hidden valley still have the strict guidelines? Does a shed still have to be built out of the same materials as the house?

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DustyBlue
Nov 28, 2018 8:35 am
pEast
pEast
27 November

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
1 ... 25, 26, 27

No worries - I thought I better give feedback with some photos to prove

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pEast
Nov 27, 2018 2:27 pm
Jo2018
Jo2018
27 November

Anyone building at Mt Holden, Sunbury VIC?

Anyone building at Mt Holden, Sunbury VIC?
VIC

Hi, I've purchased land STAGE 6 Mt Holden, any one else had problems with getting the correct engineering report? Title has now been pushed back from December till…

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Jo2018
Nov 27, 2018 7:27 am
shibua
shibua
23 November

Henley Yorke 21

Henley Yorke 21
VIC

Hi Reneesh. Did you go ahead with Yorke 21. Planning to build this.

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shibua
Nov 23, 2018 1:16 pm
Vinup
Vinup
22 November

Brand new home or old one

Brand new home or old one
VIC

Thanks so much for sharing your experience. It's helping a lot in our decision making. Really appreciate it.

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Vinup
Nov 22, 2018 4:01 pm
Kollosche
Kollosche
21 November

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Yeh we are, Arden have been quite good to us. Our supervisor has been great too which has made the process much better than it could have been. Of course it hasnt all…

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Kollosche
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