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Site costs on block of land with fall

Site costs on block of land with fall
VIC

Just remember that the site costs you see in your quote or contract are usually ADDITIONAL site costs. The builder always has a standard site cost allowance built into the…

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sweetswisssteel
Oct 23, 2018 1:44 pm

Building Glendale 34 Limited Edition with Metricon in Wallan

Building Glendale 34 Limited Edition with Metricon in Wallan
VIC

Also, here is a great thread to read. It will take you some time, but you will find invaluable suggestions in here from people that are now living in their homes, and…

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shokel1975
Oct 23, 2018 12:17 pm
shokel1975
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Quirmeball1280
Oct 23, 2018 11:32 am
Quirmeball1280

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

That's true Drew...anyway for us the bank needs to pay M. So if its through bank trf we may have delays as the bank will do a final inspection and valuation before it…

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excited_builders
Oct 23, 2018 8:22 am

East Estate

East Estate
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi easty. No issues with the HV power lines and we're fairly close to them.

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smithfamily
Oct 23, 2018 8:13 am

Pre-slab nightmare - Please help.

Pre-slab nightmare - Please help.
VIC

What was your outcome with the escalation to the state manager?

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Livingthe_dream.au
Oct 22, 2018 3:15 pm
Bronte19
Bronte19
Yesterday

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

You are catching up quick CalicoCat. Hopefully Fairhaven fixed all the issues you pointed out to them.

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Bronte19
Oct 22, 2018 11:55 am
joy1884
joy1884
Yesterday

Carlisle Homes - Easy Living Tennyson 25

Carlisle Homes - Easy Living Tennyson 25
VIC

Hi snapey, what colour palette did you choose in the end? Im finalizing my cobtract and still cobfused if i should go with new york or paris.

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joy1884
Oct 22, 2018 9:03 am
MangoC
MangoC
Yesterday

Arden Developments

Arden Developments
VIC
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Thanks Ezza. Its hard to know what is a legitimate cost and what can be pushed to be avoided.

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MangoC
Oct 22, 2018 8:58 am
Kollosche
Kollosche
21 October

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, 5

Week 22 As I had expected, we were again delayed for handover. On Wednesday (17/10/2018.) afternoon my site supervisor gave me a call and…

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Kollosche
Oct 21, 2018 9:47 pm
Chaton
Chaton
21 October

Building Vancouver 29 (Porter Davis) or Mantra 29 (Metricon)

Building Vancouver 29 (Porter Davis) or Mantra 29 (Metricon)
VIC

The Mantra 29 reminds me a lot in layout of our Barkly 29 (also Metricon) and we love it. I'm biased on this one

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Chaton
Oct 21, 2018 3:53 pm
Chaton
CalicoCat
CalicoCat
21 October

Building Porter Davis Vancouver 33

Building Porter Davis Vancouver 33
VIC

Sounds exciting. When I contacted Porter Davis last year I was told they don't build in Winchelsea. They must have realised that quite a few people are building out there…

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CalicoCat
Oct 21, 2018 1:21 pm
AliKay
AliKay
21 October

My Journey with Porter Davis for Vancouver 33

My Journey with Porter Davis for Vancouver 33
VIC

would be good to know why you dropped the plan with PD ? We were looking at Vancouver 29 for ourselves...

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AliKay
Oct 21, 2018 12:40 am
pEast
pEast
20 October

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Hey PEast, Great news. Can I ask at what stage did you get your independent inspector around? At or prior to PCI? Good luck for handover! Glad u got your…

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pEast
Oct 20, 2018 7:59 pm
YOLO2018
YOLO2018
20 October

Bricks selection in Melbourne

Bricks selection in Melbourne
VIC

Hi everyone. I am building my first home in Melbourne with custom design. Me and my partner would like to know which brick company provide the best quality bricks in…

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YOLO2018
Oct 20, 2018 11:05 am
YOLO2018
jitendrasharma
jitendrasharma
19 October

Allura Estate

Allura Estate
VIC
1 ... 113, 114, 115

Don't have the PSP plan with me but look up on Melbourne Planning authority website and look for Truganina PSP. Only PTV can advise when they will start the bus service.…

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jitendrasharma
Oct 19, 2018 1:32 pm

Metricon CSC very slow response. What are my options

Metricon CSC very slow response. What are my options
VIC

Yes , we saw this in Perth at the end of the last boom period Now I suspect they won't be building any time soon BTW, you don't have an enforceable contract until they…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 19, 2018 9:44 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Viks
Viks
18 October

Carlisle Easy Living

Carlisle Easy Living
VIC

Hey Taylor great to know that you are building with Easy Living..Even I have recently signed a contract with them, but am bit nervous of the build quality when compared…

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Viks
Oct 18, 2018 7:19 pm
mywollert
mywollert
18 October

Mystique Wollert

Mystique Wollert
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi all, YNWA and I, have created secret Facebook Secret Group for Mystique Wollert Community :) If you like to join, either PM me or YNWA your facebook email address and we…

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mywollert
Oct 18, 2018 1:31 pm
bumblebee1985
bumblebee1985
16 October

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

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

Doors, doors, doors...that's the theme of this week! I worked as an apprentice assistant to help get the job done, but 3 days have turned into 4 so luckily my parents have…

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bumblebee1985
Oct 16, 2018 9:05 pm
brucefil2011
brucefil2011
16 October

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 858, 859, 860

We had a few items to be sorted post handover. They write them down on a handover from. PD were very responsive post handover see more About the hoffman – Building the…

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brucefil2011
Oct 16, 2018 8:16 pm
Melos
Melos
16 October

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1, 2

Thanks guys I was worried the dark might be a bit bold but I’ve got to trust it and stop second guessing

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Melos
Oct 16, 2018 6:46 pm
frankily
frankily
16 October

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic

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

going well thank you! the ceiling is taking a while as the curved section is far more complex than anticipated. but overall still tracking well. finished the timber…

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frankily
Oct 16, 2018 3:26 pm
owner406
owner406
16 October

Surface Drainage Defect / Construction Lawyer

Surface Drainage Defect / Construction Lawyer
VIC

Unfortunately, despite all my efforts, continually bringing up sections of the Building Code and also our Independent Building Inspector contacting the General Manager…

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owner406
Oct 16, 2018 1:47 pm
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pEast
Oct 15, 2018 11:32 pm

Yes we have an exhaust in downstairs WC/Shower but it’s above the shower

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Ezza78
Oct 15, 2018 10:01 pm
deepdive
deepdive
15 October

Building Simonds Palisade in Melbourne

Building Simonds Palisade in Melbourne
VIC

Follow our build on instagram @melbdiaries Simonds Palisade with Cathedral Height ceilings Milestones: Land booking : 25/11/2016 Land titles: 30/05/2018 Site Start:…

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deepdive
Oct 15, 2018 3:24 pm
Clareymoo
Clareymoo
14 October

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Roof

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

Week 11 Our inspector went through on Monday and found 5 issues, plus our skylight issue. SS said he agreed with them all and they will be fixed. The skylight is going to…

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Clareymoo
Oct 14, 2018 8:13 pm
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Wild
Oct 13, 2018 8:11 pm
Iamlama
Iamlama
12 October

Cornerstone estate Werribee

Cornerstone estate Werribee
VIC

Hi Brian, Based on the quotes we have received, the range is 15K to 20K. The cheapest one was 15K fixed from Mimosa.

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Iamlama
Oct 12, 2018 2:14 pm

So I’ve only just realised that I never posted a pic of our backyard which I had promised to do back in MAY!! So here is a pic, I’ve also attached a close up of our…

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PolkaDots
Oct 12, 2018 10:58 am
SamKM
SamKM
11 October

My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build

My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build
VIC
1 ... 47, 48, 49

That’s a pretty good price if that’s including the fence viewtopic.php?t=86597 Vuster, if possible can I please get details of your landscaper. The…

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SamKM
Oct 11, 2018 8:35 am
Bttf
Bttf
11 October

New house Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO)

New house Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO)
VIC

Hi I'm building a new house with Simonds in VIC Broadford. My builder advised that I'll need to apply for and obtain a BMO planning permit before they can move forward…

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Bttf
Oct 11, 2018 7:34 am
mralex34
mralex34
9 October

Snowdon Homes

Snowdon Homes
VIC

Why should we have to contact Snowdon Developments? If Snowdon Developments kept in regular contact with thier customers we wouldn't have to continually chase you guys…

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mralex34
Oct 09, 2018 12:30 pm
mralex34
Aneetha
Aneetha
9 October

Life Estate - Point Cook

Life Estate - Point Cook
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Any reviews for Henley Homes? Their current inclusions look better but again worrying about site costs, anyone in stage 10 got their site costs?

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Aneetha
Oct 09, 2018 10:49 am

Thought Id share an update. Finally heard back from the DBA about my issues with the builder not coming back to fix defects. They now sent my list of items to the builder…

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aloenyx
Oct 08, 2018 9:08 pm
aloenyx
MicknCi
MicknCi
8 October

Taking the plunge building Simonds Rio

Taking the plunge building Simonds Rio
VIC
1, 2, 3

We built on a slab (standard inclusion). I imagine it would be an extra and not included.

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MicknCi
Oct 08, 2018 3:56 pm
MicknCi
kks
kks
8 October

Riverwalk @Werribee

Riverwalk @Werribee
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Environmental Justice website has specific comments on the tip, including a forecast in August of a mooted 12 hectare expansion. With China's reluctance to accept Aussie…

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kks
Oct 08, 2018 2:13 pm
chakupab
chakupab
6 October

Lilium Estate - Clyde - SE Melb

Lilium Estate - Clyde - SE Melb
VIC

Also got a stage 3 block. There's activity now and I hear titling is still on track for April 2019

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chakupab
Oct 06, 2018 6:25 pm
itsjustme
itsjustme
6 October

Bank Loan issue with Carlise Homes New Payment Schedule

Bank Loan issue with Carlise Homes New Payment Schedule
VIC

Hi we just had The same issue but we had ours changed according to the HIA contract it was also insisted and picked up by our independent inspector. good luck

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itsjustme
Oct 06, 2018 3:43 pm
dulie
dulie
4 October

KDR Vantage Mode facade modified

KDR Vantage Mode facade modified
VIC

Yeah just push for it, there's been a few other members that were told no initially too, and they ended up getting it. We got all ours recessed no problems.

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dulie
Oct 04, 2018 8:08 pm
dulie

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