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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
1 ... 59, 60, 61

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
kennyc
kennyc
37 m

Building with SJD Homes in 2020 - Charleston 310 customised

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

That's awesome. My SJD build kicks off on Feb 2, hopefully not too many issues, lol. Let the fun times begin!

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kennyc
Jan 28, 2022 7:28 pm

Plan with elevation!! Thank you so much

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Happyue
Jan 28, 2022 5:33 pm

Frame stage - Steel work first or Timber frames first?

Frame stage - Steel work first or Timber frames first?

Hello, I have a house construction about to start the frame stage where the engineering members include both steel (posts and beams) and timber frames. Should I start…

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tranlan257
Jan 28, 2022 4:57 pm

Project Management - House Builds

Project Management - House Builds

Hi all, I have just started a new business to assist with building a home, specifically after handover. I have been within the Project Management space for approximately…

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AFTERBUILTPROJECTS
Jan 28, 2022 11:16 am
AFTERBUILTPROJECTS

Western Sydney custom build: solar passive

Western Sydney custom build: solar passive
NSW

very happy that your husband likes the new upstairs and i did not deliberately expand the upstairs: what seems like extra space is just different shaped rooms without the…

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oklouise
Jan 27, 2022 11:46 pm
Davos
Davos
21 h

Frame stage

Frame stage

Our contracts signed end July, site start was supposed to be around Sept sometime, but officially started 29th Oct and was supposed to have slab before Christmas but that…

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Davos
Jan 27, 2022 10:36 pm
Davos

Initial Site handover responsibilities

Initial Site handover responsibilities

Hi guys, building with Rawson homes. We are at the very first stage of the build, site cut and fill, piercing and slab prep/pour. We were just informed by our site…

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Kayot1k
Jan 27, 2022 9:48 pm

What is house exterior made of, please?

What is house exterior made of, please?

Looks like normal brick render + colorbond roofing to me...

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Infinite-Justice
Jan 27, 2022 9:37 pm
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Happyue
Jan 27, 2022 5:37 pm
mkbdard
mkbdard
Yesterday

WA Building Company

WA Building Company
1, 2

Hi Mate, Pre start done August. slab down Christmas eve. and plumbing booked for end of this month. they've been pretty good but there's a lot of delays.

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mkbdard
Jan 27, 2022 12:28 pm
BanjoDan
BanjoDan
26 January

Floor plan feedback please

Floor plan feedback please

Thanks again for everything. I appreciate it immensely!

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BanjoDan
Jan 26, 2022 10:28 pm
Khjade321
Khjade321
26 January

Anyone installing Quantum Next gen range of Vinyl planks ?

Anyone installing Quantum Next gen range of Vinyl planks ?

Hey Bebbsy, You're probably sick of these questions, but I was wondering if you'd be happy to share via PM some pics of the installed product? Thanks!

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Khjade321
Jan 26, 2022 8:30 pm
Franklin53
Franklin53
26 January

Franklin 53 provincial facade

Franklin 53 provincial facade

Has anybody built a franklin53 with a provincial facade with metricon. Could you please post a picture Thanks in advance

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Franklin53
Jan 26, 2022 8:23 pm
JSlater
JSlater
26 January

Arli Homes

Arli Homes
VIC

So would I if anyone on here has built with them. Their homes have a lot of inclusions that other builders charge out of the nose for. Display home was well built and…

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JSlater
Jan 26, 2022 6:18 pm
kamara112
kamara112
26 January

Glenvill Homes experience anyone?

Glenvill Homes experience anyone?
VIC

We really liked one of their collection ranges (Contemporary Residence) but I see that there were a number of issues back then. Is there anyone who has any experience with…

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kamara112
Jan 26, 2022 1:18 pm
stonesthrow
stonesthrow
26 January

Floorplan thoughts??

Floorplan thoughts??

Your roof could be so much simpler if you aligned the living room/bed 4 exterior wall and also the kitchen/dining exterior wall. This could remove two valleys and make it…

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stonesthrow
Jan 26, 2022 11:17 am
Savagepuppy
Savagepuppy
26 January

Home warranty insurance

Home warranty insurance

They have asked me to pay the premium , so it’s not like they are trying to reduce the premium to save themselves money

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Savagepuppy
Jan 26, 2022 5:41 am
MrWarranBuffet
MrWarranBuffet
25 January

For double brick wall DPC can you use polyurethane

For double brick wall DPC can you use polyurethane

Hi all For double brick wall with cavity can you use polyurethane damp proof course or do you have to use aluminium damp proof course?

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MrWarranBuffet
Jan 25, 2022 11:03 pm
ceciyau
ceciyau
25 January

Building a Chelsea with Hall and Hart

Building a Chelsea with Hall and Hart
NSW

Hi mazz246, I have pretty much the same size and quote as yours. But I have gone long wait of DA approval, requested to change the plan by Council due to the heritage…

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ceciyau
Jan 25, 2022 10:56 pm
Mia14
Mia14
25 January

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
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Best thing is to check your standard inclusions in the designer living and designer cut (this is the new rename packages since the price increase) and just google and…

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Mia14
Jan 25, 2022 8:45 pm
SaintSir
SaintSir
25 January

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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WOW.. Suspect this is what is going on. Wasn't expecting this from Wisdom though.

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SaintSir
Jan 25, 2022 8:02 pm
AseDE
AseDE
25 January

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
RameshN
RameshN
25 January

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
JoeyJoJo
JoeyJoJo
25 January

Thomas Archer Hue 42 Bayside Build - 2020/21

Thomas Archer Hue 42 Bayside Build - 2020/21
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

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

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 38, 39, 40

How's your Keough going?

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Infinite-Justice
Jan 25, 2022 10:54 am
arfshesaid
arfshesaid
25 January

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
sifntdaz
sifntdaz
25 January

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
Flamingo
Flamingo
24 January

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
24 January

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
24 January

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
24 January

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

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
24 January

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
24 January

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
24 January

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
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

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