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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 9:09 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 5:09 pm
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
4 December

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 59, 60, 61

Great to see that you had a good finish after the earlier challenges ! With regards to the Downlights there is a switch at the back which can be just flicked to change…

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Ozshaz
Dec 04, 2021 10:09 am

MoveHomes WA - Reviews?

MoveHomes WA - Reviews?
WA

Might want to look at a Facebook group called $honkybuilderswa (with an S not a $) I think there might be a few things there on them.

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Doozer1905
Dec 06, 2021 10:34 pm

Fixed Price Contract

Fixed Price Contract

Sorry! We are QLD.

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NewGirl
Dec 06, 2021 10:32 pm

Hi, I have been trying to get answers regarding the condition of my slab. It has many faults that will get inspected at frame stage but as my house is a zero lot…

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Kristie.vassiliadis
Dec 06, 2021 9:12 pm

First time builders- pit falls.

First time builders- pit falls.

Hi all, wish I’d found this forum earlier. I’ve owned a few homes but this is the first build. Build hasn’t even started yet but I’ll never do it…

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Ashington Homes
Dec 06, 2021 7:48 pm
Ashington Homes

Building & Developing A Duplex In North Ryde

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

Waiting for my external & internals selection appointments….

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RameshN
Dec 06, 2021 6:21 pm

My building progress

My building progress

So this is my first ever build and home. The builder is SJD homes and I'm building in country Victoria, near Warragul. Thought I would share the progress of my build with…

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kennyc
Dec 06, 2021 5:25 pm

Vegetation Scrape?

Vegetation Scrape?

Turns out, that isn't the end of that. They've directed me to a clause in the contract: Note: Pursuant to Contract Clause 10.2, the Owners acknowledge that they are…

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stanks
Dec 06, 2021 5:13 pm

Pre final inspection-outstanding

Pre final inspection-outstanding
VIC

In my 55 years of experience as a builder and 17 years as a building consultant I have seen lot of good work and a lot of bad work so I am not easily…

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building-expert
Dec 06, 2021 2:03 pm
building-expert

Building house in stages?

Building house in stages?

Thanks for the response. You're exactly right. Not many builders wanted to give quotes on some selected stages by owners to build. So I went on with the owner-builder…

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tranlan257
Dec 06, 2021 1:45 pm

Thomas archer custom build

Thomas archer custom build

Hi there. We are are using TA but only made some small changes to their Nouveau design, however I think we are in the same boat. We paid our deposit 6 months ago and when…

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Kelmartian
Dec 06, 2021 1:40 pm

Thomas Archer Hue 44 Bayside Build - 2021

Thomas Archer Hue 44 Bayside Build - 2021

Hi Sminters. So have you just received these plans? We paid our first deposit mid march and got our plans late July. We have made some small changes (widen garage, widen…

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Kelmartian
Dec 06, 2021 1:35 pm

Anyone Building with Inspired Homes/Strive Homes?

Anyone Building with Inspired Homes/Strive Homes?
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Anyone so far has finished their build? Happy with the progress or outcome?

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Ceddy_83
Dec 06, 2021 12:25 pm

Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Sminters Thanks for the reply Just clarify what you had behind your cooktop is a fixed Window ? Mirror splash back ? or a colored glass splash back ? What I…

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scott2323
Dec 06, 2021 9:34 am
TA_786
TA_786
24 h

Eden Brae Marina 42 MK2

Eden Brae Marina 42 MK2

Hi All, I am new here and first time contemplating a Knock Down Rebuild. We have decided on the Eden Brae Marina 42 MK2 as it fits our land and will meet our current and…

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TA_786
Dec 05, 2021 11:14 pm
kennyc
kennyc
Yesterday

Comment on Price Estimate

Comment on Price Estimate

I noticed the Baw Baw levy and the diagram of your house. I'm building in Baw Baw Shire as well. Any chance yours is in a new estate?

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kennyc
Dec 05, 2021 11:57 am
Tex088
Tex088
4 December

Masterton - Westwood

Masterton - Westwood
1, 2

Pre construction starts when the contract is signed. We signed the tender (deposit) 20th March and contract 20th May

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Tex088
Dec 04, 2021 2:53 pm
FHB_NSW
FHB_NSW
4 December

Subject to finance approval clause in the building contract

Subject to finance approval clause in the building contract

paul_di Do If I understand correctly you are waiting for the land to be registered under your name, is that right? I hope it will happen soon and make your Christmas a…

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FHB_NSW
Dec 04, 2021 12:03 pm
paul_di
paul_di
4 December

Stallion Projects, Casagrande, BuildQ Reviews

Stallion Projects, Casagrande, BuildQ Reviews
NSW

Hi All, We have shortlisted three custom builders and would like to know whether anyone has any experience building with them. I would like to know whether anyone has…

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paul_di
Dec 04, 2021 11:34 am
Althom
Althom
4 December

Stolen Water Meter

Stolen Water Meter
WA

Of zero use for water meters though

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Althom
Dec 04, 2021 10:27 am
Althom

Retaining wall to start on Monday Lessgo

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CD12JD
Dec 04, 2021 8:09 am
CD12JD
diepiggy
diepiggy
4 December

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 812, 813, 814

Contracts signed and 5% deposit paid :D

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diepiggy
Dec 04, 2021 7:03 am
RameshN
RameshN
3 December

Building Doulton 50 with Metricon

Building Doulton 50 with Metricon
1, 2, 3

We went with their downlights, and got batten holders in the rooms we wish to add other pendants (or a…

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RameshN
Dec 03, 2021 8:24 pm
Echo2k3
Echo2k3
3 December

7 Months, No Brickie!

7 Months, No Brickie!

It's all too common right now in WA, most especially if you're with a BGC company, soon enough they'll probably issue you a price increase as well if you're extra lucky!

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Echo2k3
Dec 03, 2021 8:16 pm
Tess11
Tess11
3 December

Simonds Gallery prices

Simonds Gallery prices
QLD

Hey all! Hoping to start our home building journey soon! We have a bit of a tight budget and have found Simonds is fitting our budget and needs the most. I have factored…

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Tess11
Dec 03, 2021 6:10 pm
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Crystal12
Dec 03, 2021 3:54 pm
Hoffy05
Hoffy05
3 December

Which Home Builder provides best value & flexibility?

Which Home Builder provides best value & flexibility?
VIC

might be worth looking at Kingsbridge Homes, they provide more flexibility then the bigger volume builders and at a very affordable price.

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Hoffy05
Dec 03, 2021 3:33 pm

Menangle Park

Menangle Park
NSW

In your council specifications it needs to be a H2 slab or better due to mine subsidence. There are two private FB groups where you can find a whole lot more info…

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dazedandconfused
Dec 03, 2021 2:55 pm
Kippers01
Kippers01
3 December

Building inspection stages

Building inspection stages

Why won't they allow you to accompany the inspector? What's to hide?

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Kippers01
Dec 03, 2021 12:51 pm
Hillsbuilds
Hillsbuilds
3 December

Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

UPDATE! So our builder entered our house into the Master Builders Association NSW Excellence in Housing Awards 2021, and we won our category! Very exciting, and also…

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Hillsbuilds
Dec 03, 2021 12:26 pm

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Sparkyf
Dec 03, 2021 11:54 am
Sparkyf
RameshN
RameshN
3 December

Building with Metricon Middleton 25

Building with Metricon Middleton 25

Look up my build thread, for some ideas.. pls don't hesitate to DM for any questions. Good Luck !!

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RameshN
Dec 03, 2021 10:52 am
RameshN
RameshN
2 December

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD
QLD
1 ... 87, 88, 89

I have used the guide to consider few options.. in fact I even downloaded the VIC guide to explore few variations.. Looks like we are at the same stage !! Good Luck

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RameshN
Dec 02, 2021 8:47 pm
strannik
strannik
2 December

Bathroom floor much higher than main floor

Bathroom floor much higher than main floor

Can't they just shave off part of that to make a smooth transition? We also have a level difference between bathroom floors and the adjacent area, but the way they managed…

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strannik
Dec 02, 2021 7:24 pm
strannik
strannik
2 December

Lot Street address wrong on the title

Lot Street address wrong on the title
WA

Is it 'wrong' or not as you expected it to be? Are the covenants set by council or someone else? Your 'main entry' doesn't always have to be a driveway. It can be just a…

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strannik
Dec 02, 2021 7:14 pm
tranlan257
tranlan257
2 December

Prefab building manufacturers in Melbourne

Prefab building manufacturers in Melbourne

Does anyone know a few prefab manufacturers in Melbourne? Looking for quotations of timber materials (wall frames, floor joists, roof trusses) to frame the house. Thanks LT

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tranlan257
Dec 02, 2021 4:11 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
2 December

Building price increases

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

StructuralBIMGuy you must be living under a rock to say society trusts Enginners it would be the same as saying I'm going to get lucky with Angelina Jolie! Look at the…

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Doozer1905
Dec 02, 2021 3:24 pm
Crystal12
Crystal12
2 December

GJ Gardner or Metricon

GJ Gardner or Metricon

Hi Which one did you choose? How is your experience? Thanks

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Crystal12
Dec 02, 2021 1:59 am
FHB_NSW
FHB_NSW
1 December

House and land package (split contract) loan approval in NSW

House and land package (split contract) loan approval in NSW

Hi All, New here and posted the same post earlier and posting again with the hope of getting some valuable advise from the experts. Hi All, New in the group and…

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FHB_NSW
Dec 01, 2021 3:46 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 December

New Build - Interior Designers Melbourne

New Build - Interior Designers Melbourne

You should have posted this question in the Interiors section ... viewforum.php?f=6 to get more replies. Stewie

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Stewie D
Dec 01, 2021 11:01 am
Sam B6
Sam B6
1 December

Building with fowler homes

Building with fowler homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

We have completed all appointments (awaiting quotes from kitchen and internals). DA approval has been granted but nothing can happen until all quotes are received and…

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Sam B6
Dec 01, 2021 12:18 am
stonesthrow
stonesthrow
30 November

Eaves that conform to passive solar guidelines

Eaves that conform to passive solar guidelines
VIC

You may already know this but there is also a rule of thumb about glazing amount e.g in Adelaide the total glazed area (windows and glass doors)…

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stonesthrow
Nov 30, 2021 11:16 pm
anged
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30 November

Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Thomas Archer Bayside Build
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Thanks that is helpful. All sorted!

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anged
Nov 30, 2021 3:12 pm
Rowan.g
Rowan.g
30 November

Metricon Studio M Costing

Metricon Studio M Costing

Hi, Reaching out here on a limb to see if anyone has a spreadsheet with studio M costings from within the last year or 2. I'd like to cost things out a bit before…

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Rowan.g
Nov 30, 2021 2:37 pm
Spsingh
Spsingh
30 November

Metronest builder review

Metronest builder review
VIC
1, 2

Very True

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Spsingh
Nov 30, 2021 8:03 am
strannik
strannik
29 November

Right time to lock builder when title is 8 months away.

Right time to lock builder when title is 8 months away.
VIC

If the prices do go up, do you think the builder will build your house at a loss to himself?

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strannik
Nov 29, 2021 10:58 pm
luca.321
luca.321
29 November

Builder hasn't applied for Permit

Builder hasn't applied for Permit

Ah ok, the poster was talking about H&L Vitoria / Escape Homes

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luca.321
Nov 29, 2021 9:57 pm
Spazzen
Spazzen
29 November

How long from start to frame finish stage?

How long from start to frame finish stage?
NSW

From the first day they touched the site to frames was about 6-7 weeks, most of that time was waiting for the frames and trusses to arrive. The frames were up and…

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Spazzen
Nov 29, 2021 8:46 pm
Amacy
Amacy
29 November

Land development stages

Land development stages

Hi Everyone, I was just after some general information and some feedback based on experience on the general timeframes and stages to go from raw land to registration…

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Amacy
Nov 29, 2021 4:22 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 November

Knockdown rebuild setback (Sydney)

Knockdown rebuild setback (Sydney)

You need to look at the council guidelines for setbacks which are something like Dwelling Houses 4A Section 2 and have a read. I think you'd be able to use the church like…

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Stewie D
Nov 29, 2021 11:03 am

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