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MrSober
MrSober
22 January

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
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This is ours currently still building, will be a little different to the colour scheme below. We went with Blackbutt coloured brick, monument roof/gutters, think we ended…

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MrSober
Jan 22, 2022 5:57 pm

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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When signing either a HIA or MBA contract, be aware that you don't automatically have access to the site.…

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Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 23, 2022 2:22 pm
Homebuildguide-Colin
llundberg
llundberg
23 December 2021

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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One thing I have notice is that there are a lot of people suggesting to add additional noggins in walls for TV's, etc. In my opinion, that is a very bad idea. It makes it…

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llundberg
Dec 23, 2021 3:43 pm

your plans don't appear to allow for the thickness of walls and enough circulation space and there doorways missing into the bedrooms and the stairs into the middle of…

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oklouise
Jan 25, 2022 6:50 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Recommend you; Get the defects you identify acknowleged in writing by builder Get builder to agree to fix them at appropriate stage in construction See for youself that…

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Kippers01
Jan 25, 2022 6:34 pm

Home warranty insurance

Home warranty insurance

This isn't how you choose a builder. To be honest i think youve confused them with the question rather than them having anything to hide. the value of their cap is…

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Noname
Jan 25, 2022 4:25 pm

Contract Tips Before Signing

Contract Tips Before Signing

Hi @ We are in Victoria and going to sign the HIA Contract soon. But there are some changes and variations that need to be in that contract. Ex: delete the…

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AseDE
Jan 25, 2022 4:20 pm

Building & Developing A Duplex In North Ryde

Building & Developing A Duplex In North Ryde
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

We just finished our internals & externals selections.. wish it was done earlier (lost a month or more due to Dec-Jan..). I am hoping to conclude the paperwork by mid /…

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RameshN
Jan 25, 2022 4:19 pm

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
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Thanks Mia. Hopefully you will be done soon and will have a beautiful house that makes the delays worthwhile. Yes I am very prepared for the upgrades to risk blowing our…

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mazz246
Jan 25, 2022 3:56 pm

Building a Chelsea with Hall and Hart

Building a Chelsea with Hall and Hart
NSW

We are in the very early stages and have been quoted around $780k for a 42. This is with some upgrades accounted for but obviously will go up once we go through our…

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mazz246
Jan 25, 2022 3:42 pm

Thomas Archer Hue 42 Bayside Build - 2020/21

Thomas Archer Hue 42 Bayside Build - 2020/21
VIC
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Just looking at some of the photos of your stunning sheers. Who did you use for window furnishings?

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JoeyJoJo
Jan 25, 2022 1:07 pm

Floorplan thoughts??

Floorplan thoughts??

Is the study actually going to be used as a study? It looks quite small. I'd feel a bit claustrophobic being in there. If it isn't necessary I'd consider turning it into…

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Spazzen
Jan 25, 2022 11:21 am
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Infinite-Justice
Jan 25, 2022 10:54 am

Banksia House from YourHome Passive Design

Banksia House from YourHome Passive Design

I'd love to see and share! I'll DM you to kick it off.

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arfshesaid
Jan 25, 2022 10:33 am

Thomas Archer Hue 44 Bayside Build - 2021

Thomas Archer Hue 44 Bayside Build - 2021

I find with TA that they generally just do what they are directed to. One of the areas I think they could improve is having more co-ordination between the office and the…

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sifntdaz
Jan 25, 2022 9:25 am

How much did my build cost?

How much did my build cost?

Agreed, everyone has a different taste to things, floor size and bedrooms does not really mean anything. It all comes down to your selections. For example, I am very…

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Flamingo
Jan 24, 2022 9:39 pm
Nous
Nous
Yesterday

Durisol Builder in Sydney

Durisol Builder in Sydney

What is everyone using in Perth?

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Nous
Jan 24, 2022 6:52 pm
Bob Dove
Bob Dove
Yesterday

BUILDING WITH SCOTT SALISBURY HOMES IN ADELAIDE

BUILDING WITH SCOTT SALISBURY HOMES IN ADELAIDE
SA

Hope things went better for you than our experience, which on a $1m+ renovation was not good at all. We have a website devoted to our experience building with Scott…

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Bob Dove
Jan 24, 2022 3:32 pm
zan007
zan007
Yesterday

Metricon Build - Duxton 35 Geelong

Metricon Build - Duxton 35 Geelong
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi twuuni, I know this is very old thread but still hoping for the response. :) Your house looks awesome and thanks for this forum. It's so helpful for people like…

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zan007
Jan 24, 2022 3:21 pm
Jason526
Jason526
Yesterday

Western Sydney custom build: solar passive

Western Sydney custom build: solar passive
NSW

The shutters seem to only block 1 out 3 sliding door panels according to the elevation drawing. Not sure how helpful that would be. You already live on this land…

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Jason526
Jan 24, 2022 2:01 pm

Building price increases

Building price increases
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hey all! From speaking to some Builder on the ground in Melbourne, they have done a flat markup up across all cost centres in some cases of 7% - 12%. Small builders…

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Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 24, 2022 1:12 pm
Homebuildguide-Colin
liana_es
liana_es
Yesterday

Has anyone built with Thomas Paul Construction?

Has anyone built with Thomas Paul Construction?

I am planning to build a duplex in NewCastle with . Would like to know if anyone has worked with them already for your investment property and how was your experience?

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liana_es
Jan 24, 2022 12:48 pm
Kippers01
Kippers01
Yesterday

Has anyone built with Lily Homes (NSW) in recent times ?

Has anyone built with Lily Homes (NSW) in recent times ?

Why not ask Lily Homes for the contct details of some of their recent customers for references?, with appropriate permissions of course.

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Kippers01
Jan 24, 2022 11:49 am
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
Yesterday

Custom Build - Tender Presentation 24th Jan

Custom Build - Tender Presentation 24th Jan
1, 2

I didn't tie the builder to any format as I wanted to see what they can provide based on the requirements I have provided.

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KnockItDown
Jan 24, 2022 9:20 am
KnockItDown
Gildea
Gildea
23 January

Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42

Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42
1, 2

Plenty, nothing structural / major though. Just plenty of little things, (e.g. painting issues, sliding doors move to much in rollers so can't lock, front door doesn't…

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Gildea
Jan 23, 2022 10:10 pm
caphe
caphe
23 January

Fairmont NSW Balmoral

Fairmont NSW Balmoral
NSW

We are yet to build with Fairmont NSW for the Balmoral 42. Just curious to find out any experiences or issues from those who have built with Fairmont NSW. How many years…

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caphe
Jan 23, 2022 4:54 pm
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Spazzen
Jan 23, 2022 3:35 pm

AllCastle - Electrical inclusion (grey area)

AllCastle - Electrical inclusion (grey area)

Yes that is how I read it too. However, I would just send them an email & ask for written clarification in any case. The exact number of all electrical supplies should…

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Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 23, 2022 3:31 pm
Homebuildguide-Colin
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Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 23, 2022 2:27 pm
Homebuildguide-Colin
Mox80
Mox80
23 January

Brick colours to go with Light coloured cocnrete roof tiles.

Brick colours to go with Light coloured cocnrete roof tiles.
NSW

Just ordered austral brick castellana. Cheaper than PGH. You and builder will save Se below PGH colour range. Take a tile sample and visit a PGH showroom

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Mox80
Jan 23, 2022 12:27 am
Mox80
Mox80
23 January

Interior walls cracks

Interior walls cracks

Do you have issues opening and closing windows or doors? If so it's your slab. The engineers will install a tall tale to measure the movement and crack and will draft a…

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Mox80
Jan 23, 2022 12:21 am
Flamingo
Flamingo
21 January

Hotondo Homes in Administration

Hotondo Homes in Administration

I was at Home World the other day, I see some builders have promotion for 18 months price lock, if I am not wrong, it is McDonald Jones Homes, I don't think it's purely…

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Flamingo
Jan 21, 2022 9:47 pm

Custom Home Building Blog

Custom Home Building Blog
VIC

Hey everyone I started…

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Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 21, 2022 2:28 pm
Homebuildguide-Colin
build2020
build2020
21 January

Pre final inspection-outstanding

Pre final inspection-outstanding
VIC

Fantastic news re Thomas Archer. We are currently building with them and they have been fantastic.

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build2020
Jan 21, 2022 2:19 pm
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maverick123
Jan 21, 2022 9:17 am
murtaza.sh
murtaza.sh
20 January

Building with SJD Homes in 2020 - Charleston 310 customised

Building with SJD Homes in 2020 - Charleston 310 customised
VIC
1, 2

BTW guys, my house has been completed and handed over on 20 July 2021. However, I got lazy to post updates or pictures etc... I will share my experience with SJD Homes…

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murtaza.sh
Jan 20, 2022 6:55 pm
murtaza.sh
r_13
r_13
20 January

Carlisle Homes Special Conditions and Contract Specification

Carlisle Homes Special Conditions and Contract Specification
VIC

From memory Carlisle's contract also states something to the effect that waterproofing warranty will be void unless it is inspected every 12 months (several parts like…

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r_13
Jan 20, 2022 4:43 pm
r_13
enzso
enzso
20 January

Welsh Homes/Harmac Homes/Ridge Homes

Welsh Homes/Harmac Homes/Ridge Homes

just giving this one a little bump

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enzso
Jan 20, 2022 3:35 pm
strannik
strannik
20 January

Alfresco Surface Tiling

Alfresco Surface Tiling

yeah i guess i should've been a bit clearer in my post. the builder wasn't talking about tiles per se, they said they cannot raise the alfresco/porch slab to allow tiles…

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strannik
Jan 20, 2022 9:57 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
20 January

Building with Montgomery Homes

Building with Montgomery Homes
1, 2, 3

That's great news. I was talking to some industry colleagues on Tuesday who were telling me about one very large builder who is now handing back contracts on a regular…

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Ashington Homes
Jan 20, 2022 6:15 am
Ashington Homes
JSlater
JSlater
19 January

Building with Infinity Homes Australia

Building with Infinity Homes Australia

Hey All, We are currently in the process of selecting a builder for our house in VIC. We've gone through the process of getting detailed quotes from the builders on our…

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JSlater
Jan 19, 2022 7:57 pm
kennyc
kennyc
19 January

My building progress

My building progress

So i received my start date today :) Site cut is booked in for Feb 2 and slab on March 8. Let the fun times begin!

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kennyc
Jan 19, 2022 5:56 pm
MBX3
MBX3
18 January

New build floor plan advice

New build floor plan advice

ramjam01 - Just my tow cents from my custom build underway - Pantry seems small given Fridge has taken up other side. (Perhaps make island and sink wall longer with…

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MBX3
Jan 18, 2022 1:14 pm
MBX3
Kama1
Kama1
18 January

New Build with Omnia Homes

New Build with Omnia Homes
1, 2, 3

Hi Rivers76, I'd be great to get some updates on how did your build go. How much time did it take to complete and how was your experience? Also, how was the after care…

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Kama1
Jan 18, 2022 12:59 pm
strannik
strannik
18 January

Stockland - Land Release Process

Stockland - Land Release Process

I don't know anything about appointments, they didn't do them when we bought land about a year ago. For us the process was fairly simple. We picked the lot we liked, paid…

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strannik
Jan 18, 2022 8:17 am
Sam B6
Sam B6
17 January

Building with fowler homes

Building with fowler homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hey Mikaela3105, just wondered if you have any progress on your build at all? We have come to a halt with progress as well. How did you go with speaking to someone higher up?

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Sam B6
Jan 17, 2022 7:08 pm

Saw this unit around me. Similar structure to yours. Hope the colours are somewhat similar to what you want? I would ditch that stone cladded column, too old fashioned.…

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Jason526
Jan 17, 2022 11:15 am
Flamingo
Flamingo
16 January

dropdown ceiling

dropdown ceiling

I paid $800 for kitchen drop down ceiling, it seems reasonable.

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Flamingo
Jan 16, 2022 5:38 pm

Drop from slab to fence

Drop from slab to fence

I would expect that the slab design would include piers under the edge beam as you have drainage running approx 500mm outside the slab edge, this would be within the zone…

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BuildingandLegal
Jan 16, 2022 4:55 pm
Meccxmecc
Meccxmecc
15 January

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - Fireplace & TV

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - Fireplace & TV
QLD
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Thank you 😊 for replying me so thoroughly Make me feel so much better going with it Congratulations with your home 🏡 good to live in a home you ❤

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Meccxmecc
Jan 15, 2022 4:51 pm

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