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Woot!! We got our PCI date today - October 8th... First day of school for the kids at their new school as well... Got my builder booked in to do the PCI with me, as my…

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Drew01
Sep 26, 2018 12:14 am
Drew01
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MyFirst
Sep 25, 2018 11:31 pm

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Frame

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Frame
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Ss has agreed that the window hole is too small and will have the framers manually fix it up for us .. too easy. Looking forward to seeing more progress when we go past on…

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Clareymoo
Sep 25, 2018 6:25 pm

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Met with the site supervisor today with regards to the shower screen. From what he showed me they have made the shower screen too big. To be honest, I wouldnt have had a…

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Kollosche
Sep 25, 2018 5:23 pm

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Not sure if anyone is reading our blog but thought i should see this out until the end since I've come this far... We haven't had much happening with our defects recently…

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bumblebee1985
Sep 25, 2018 5:08 pm
Drew01
Drew01
12 h

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 51, 52, 53

If you want an internal gas fire, make sure you consider where, and ensure the flue path is clear of plumbing, and you have a gas line run at frame stage

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Drew01
Sep 25, 2018 2:43 pm
Drew01
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Clean
Sep 25, 2018 11:59 am
GillyM
GillyM
15 h

Building on a 2 meter slope block of land? Help!!

Building on a 2 meter slope block of land? Help!!
VIC

Have you considered building a split level type home? This would work with the slope of your land, and you'd get more house but with a smaller footprint on your land.

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GillyM
Sep 25, 2018 11:52 am
GillyM
alexp79
alexp79
Yesterday

Builder quotes 15 months from slab date

Builder quotes 15 months from slab date
VIC

I would say that 3 months is over-optimistic even for a project-style fiber-clad house and without any single rainy day. It seems you are talking about brick veneer…

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alexp79
Sep 24, 2018 4:23 pm
GEOnTREY
GEOnTREY
24 September

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

I am so jealous... Don't think we will ever start building. Your houses are looking great 😀 Our stage of land development reached practical completion on Friday. The…

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GEOnTREY
Sep 24, 2018 1:08 am
frankily
frankily
23 September

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic

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

no lime wash, there's one more coat of clearcoat and that's it. my phone camera is terrible and doesn't do the colour justice.

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frankily
Sep 23, 2018 10:23 pm
TiredHalo
TiredHalo
23 September

Clarendon Homes | Sheridan 41

Clarendon Homes | Sheridan 41
VIC

Yeah the entire house will be rendered, so we won't have bricks. They're replacing the bricks with Hebel and using acrylic render.

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TiredHalo
Sep 23, 2018 6:55 pm
TiredHalo
Reneeh
Reneeh
23 September

Henley Yorke 21

Henley Yorke 21
VIC

Hi Salman, Oh okay, thank you for sending that through :) Regards Renee

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Reneeh
Sep 23, 2018 12:14 pm
Ourhomebythehill
Ourhomebythehill
23 September

How often do you visit your site?

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

We live 10 minutes from our block of land, so we visit at least once sometimes twice a week. It's 2.5acres with an amazingly stunning view so we often just sit on the…

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Ourhomebythehill
Sep 23, 2018 10:42 am
Drew01
Drew01
23 September

Metricon Winchester 28- PCI done!

Metricon Winchester 28- PCI done!
VIC
1 ... 48, 49, 50

I agree, ours has all manner of crap spread all over it, and it was pristine when we handed it over. Most of ours is brickies sand though, so it's not terrible, just…

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Drew01
Sep 23, 2018 10:21 am
Drew01
JZ Build
JZ Build
22 September

Home Building Blogs

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

"Smart House Solar" is Australia's most trusted . We're most trusted and reliable solar expert providing Commercial and Residential Solar in different…

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JZ Build
Sep 22, 2018 3:15 pm
alexp79
alexp79
22 September

8Homes vs Burbank?

8Homes vs Burbank?
VIC

Design your own home and build it with a custom builder. All project builders suck more or less when it gets to quality and customisations and in the end, you will pay…

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alexp79
Sep 22, 2018 2:20 pm
Klare
Klare
21 September

First Home - Fairhaven Homes - Frame

First Home - Fairhaven Homes - Frame
VIC
1, 2, 3

In my case, in the case of a house with land, it is best to conduct soundproofing around the perimeter of my yard. I'm thinking about putting…

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Klare
Sep 21, 2018 6:42 pm
Anastasya
Anastasya
21 September

The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

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

I do not know how much foam can be good for its acoustic properties. If your goal is soundproofing, then it's probably best to use acoustic panels or acoustic . The first…

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Anastasya
Sep 21, 2018 6:22 pm

Door has been repainted in actual black, no more blue door phew. Ensuite wall tiles and backsplash

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Trippypossum
Sep 21, 2018 10:41 am
Trippypossum
mrcool4
mrcool4
20 September

Life Estate - Point Cook

Life Estate - Point Cook
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi Guys, Can you please let me know the fencing cost approx? One of friends said that it would cost in total 8k but after sharing with neighbours, it would cost 4k. Does…

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mrcool4
Sep 20, 2018 9:52 pm
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Ezza78
Sep 20, 2018 8:05 pm
K_murphy
K_murphy
20 September

Anyone have a light roof with a light brick?!

Anyone have a light roof with a light brick?!
VIC
1, 2

I had been looking for a house with Bianca bricks. Do you happen to have a picture?

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K_murphy
Sep 20, 2018 4:11 pm
regmiboyer
regmiboyer
19 September

Our build experience. Photos, tips etc. 37sq double storey.

Our build experience. Photos, tips etc. 37sq double storey.
VIC

Bro, Seems like you lost interest in posting updates after May 25th. Can i see some more coming through? I am starting my build now. Shisir.

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regmiboyer
Sep 19, 2018 11:02 pm
Jasmines
Jasmines
19 September

Your experience with Burbank

Your experience with Burbank
VIC
1, 2

Burbank have very nice designs which we fell inlove with thought this was the perfect home for us after we spoke to consultant even got a rough price which we were happy…

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Jasmines
Sep 19, 2018 10:19 pm
chanaka
chanaka
19 September

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Great news g33. Where are you building by the way? Site costs was a killer for us and to hear you got credit is indeed a blessing.

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chanaka
Sep 19, 2018 8:31 pm
nanu
nanu
19 September

Our SJD Homes Build (Somerfield Estate)

Our SJD Homes Build (Somerfield Estate)
VIC

I have some big house updates coming up today. Stay Tuned!!!

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nanu
Sep 19, 2018 11:54 am
nanu
Da9b18c
Da9b18c
19 September

Greenvale Heritage Views

Greenvale Heritage Views
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

I got an email from Rex and confirmation From my solicitor saying it’s all been filled with Titles office, and should be titled inside 3 weeks.

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Da9b18c
Sep 19, 2018 10:26 am
Wild
Wild
19 September

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.
VIC
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Absolute killer mate, loved the combo. Congrats and enjoy your new home.

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Wild
Sep 19, 2018 7:22 am

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 857, 858, 859

Oh gosh what a nightmare. So much stress you don’t need.

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Sep 18, 2018 8:50 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Japs
Japs
18 September

AHB Australia & My Complete Package

AHB Australia & My Complete Package
VIC

Hi pbui03, Wanted to know how you go with the contract with them. I know you did build a house in 2016 with them? Or is it 2014? Had a quote with them for 4 bedroom house…

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Japs
Sep 18, 2018 8:05 pm
Wild
Wild
18 September

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...

Hi Guys, Did any one use Austral Chestnut bricks with Natural Mortar with classic garage door as opposed to timber look, Interested to know/see the combination.

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Wild
Sep 18, 2018 3:57 pm
mywollert
mywollert
18 September

Mystique Wollert

Mystique Wollert
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi all, Really sorry for almost disappear from the thread been busy and overseas for couple months. Great updates! hopefully that's true ( Feb 2019 ), I went to Mystique…

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mywollert
Sep 18, 2018 1:59 pm
Mark Bell
Mark Bell
18 September

Langdon builders ballarat

Langdon builders ballarat
VIC

Hi There, I am a Building Consultant with GJ Gardner Homes in Ballarat. Please feel free to give me a call on 0428026349 and I can help you through the whole building…

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Mark Bell
Sep 18, 2018 10:59 am
Mark Bell
Mark Bell
18 September

Building with Metricon in Ballarat Experiances

Building with Metricon in Ballarat Experiances
VIC

Hi There, I am a Building Consultant with GJ Gardner Homes in Ballarat. Please feel free to give me a call on 0428026349 and I can help you through the whole building…

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Mark Bell
Sep 18, 2018 10:58 am
Mark Bell
Mark Bell
18 September

Builders in Ballarat

Builders in Ballarat
VIC

Hi suzyr, Thats great feedback. I am a Building Consultant with GJ Gardner, McColumbus, feel free to give me a call on 0428026349 and I can help you through the whole…

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Mark Bell
Sep 18, 2018 10:49 am
shokel1975
shokel1975
18 September

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

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

excited_builders, Still waiting for floor plans to be updated. It will be 5 weeks tomorrow! I called my CSC last week to find out what is happening, and she said she…

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shokel1975
Sep 18, 2018 9:22 am
shokel1975
Jazz21
Jazz21
17 September

Appointment of independent building surveyor

Appointment of independent building surveyor
VIC

Hi Jazz, Did you then hire your own BS? could you please share your experience which can be helpful to others. Thanks Jaz

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Jazz21
Sep 17, 2018 10:04 am
Jazz21
Renman
Renman
16 September

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
1 ... 96, 97, 98

Ours was $3k without the LEDs bulbs and $350 for installation.

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Renman
Sep 16, 2018 5:09 pm
Renman
arrow224
arrow224
14 September

Building with 8homes or UrbanEdge Melbourne ??

Building with 8homes or UrbanEdge Melbourne ??
VIC

We built in northern Melbourne and the model was old model sTWO.1

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arrow224
Sep 14, 2018 8:27 pm
bluetess
bluetess
14 September

Journey with Mimosa Homes VIC

Journey with Mimosa Homes VIC
VIC
1, 2, 3

That they do. We are at contract stage and are trying to fight this but they don't seem to want to budge on this and wont remove it from contract...

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bluetess
Sep 14, 2018 7:40 pm
JamesSG
JamesSG
14 September

First time building

First time building
VIC

Guys I need help. I can’t makeup my mind which builder to go for... anyone here can suggest which builder and which are the good floor plan? I am looking for single…

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JamesSG
Sep 14, 2018 6:13 pm
JamesSG
aussieta
aussieta
13 September

Moving in with no concrete paths/driveway

Moving in with no concrete paths/driveway
VIC

we moved in without paving after the first winter, my wifes car was slipping around so much it ended up under the verandah could not get a concreter to even quote 6.5m x…

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aussieta
Sep 13, 2018 5:40 pm
aussieta
cooper229
cooper229
13 September

Simonds Dakota Kilmore

Simonds Dakota Kilmore
VIC
1 ... 25, 26, 27

After a few two and fro negotiations they have brought back their original promise. We are still making sure our 'on the same page' communication is very very clear and in…

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cooper229
Sep 13, 2018 11:08 am
cooper229
dany
dany
12 September

Building with Metricon. The Mantra 25s.

Building with Metricon. The Mantra 25s.
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi , can i ask you what is your build time mentioned in the contract ?

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dany
Sep 12, 2018 10:30 pm
dany

Happy with how our Master WIR turned out now the cabinets are in. Stone today and painting finished. Can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel

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Ezza78
Sep 12, 2018 9:41 pm
insider
insider
12 September

Arden Developments

Arden Developments
VIC
1 ... 160, 161, 162

One way around it is sign the contract subject to soil test so you can back out.This estate is literally a filled in swamp.

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insider
Sep 12, 2018 7:41 pm
insider
Special_K
Special_K
12 September

NBN and HFC from across the street

NBN and HFC from across the street
VIC

Nearly at lockup but weary of lead times with NBN etc so trying to be ahead of the game. Did you have to fill in any forms for pits etc?

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Special_K
Sep 12, 2018 4:21 pm

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