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TheCrows
TheCrows
21 October

GJ Gardner Montville

GJ Gardner Montville

That’s so exciting! How much did you modify the plan? Also, I’d love to see how it’s all tracking. Have you got your build up on Instagram at all?

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TheCrows
Oct 21, 2021 5:23 pm

I am interested in a piece of land in Fyansford Geelong, 1400SQM with a "too good to be true" price. I understand that sloped blocks come with increased costs to make the…

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trev123
Oct 21, 2021 4:48 pm
annakoh
annakoh
21 October

Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Thomas Archer Bayside Build
VIC
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Ahh that makes sense. Love the setup! Do you mind if I ask roughly how much it cost? We are building a modified Hive, it's something I would love to add into our master…

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annakoh
Oct 21, 2021 3:14 pm
annakoh
Melani123
Melani123
21 October

Building Doulton 50 with Metricon

Building Doulton 50 with Metricon
1, 2

Yes. It make sense and thanks for your reply !

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Melani123
Oct 21, 2021 12:10 pm
MyFirst
MyFirst
21 October

Big M brickwork, am I being picky? I don't think so...

Big M brickwork, am I being picky? I don't think so...

IMO, your brick wall looks perfectly fine. Dont' get too hung up over it. If you go to stare at other people's new build you will be surprised how good yours are. A…

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MyFirst
Oct 21, 2021 10:23 am

My alfresco ceiling has noticeable cracks and ghosting. Is this covered by my builders warranty? Would appreciate any advice as well! I’ve been in my house for 4 years…

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maddisonjean
Oct 21, 2021 2:14 am
Sam B6
Sam B6
21 October

Building with FOWLER HOMES in Sydney/ NSW!!!

Building with FOWLER HOMES in Sydney/ NSW!!!
NSW
1, 2

Thanks Fore2 for your review comments. I can see the old reviews you write about and I can also see a lot of positive reviews coming through in the past year. So we are…

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Sam B6
Oct 20, 2021 11:12 pm
AFALDT
AFALDT
20 October

Living with a dark Colourbond roof

Living with a dark Colourbond roof
QLD

Thank you Noname, agree with your points. Certainly not overly concerned, but thought it prudent to see if there were lived experiences we can learn from.

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AFALDT
Oct 20, 2021 4:52 pm
mpricecs
mpricecs
20 October

A&L Stacker Door - Home Style Security Screens

A&L Stacker Door - Home Style Security Screens
NSW

Hi all, Has anyone added the A&L supplied Home Style Security Screens to their A!L stacker doors? If so, what are they like. As good as Crimsafe and Secureview as far as…

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mpricecs
Oct 20, 2021 12:42 pm
biancaC
biancaC
20 October

CDC query - AHD & Flood Levels

CDC query - AHD & Flood Levels

Hello, could I please get the details also? Thank you

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biancaC
Oct 20, 2021 11:55 am
16391840
16391840
20 October

Building with Adenbrook homes

Building with Adenbrook homes

Has anyone recently build with Adenbrook homes? Please provide feedback .

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16391840
Oct 20, 2021 9:31 am
Smiss
Smiss
20 October

Feedback on floor plan for new home

Feedback on floor plan for new home
VIC

Thankyou oklouise. You addressed the exact points I was looking for, and I really like what you did with the design for the kitchen, Master BR and Media room, bed 3 entrance.

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Smiss
Oct 19, 2021 11:23 pm
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dr341
Oct 19, 2021 10:42 pm
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Rizzier
Oct 19, 2021 8:35 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
19 October

BAL Rating - Changed (3rd Variation)

BAL Rating - Changed (3rd Variation)
WA

What state are you in? If your in WA send me a PM with the actual site address and I'll let you know if it's in a BAL zone

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Doozer1905
Oct 19, 2021 7:29 pm
makido
makido
19 October

Carlisle Homes - Astoria Grand 55 - Build Journey

Carlisle Homes - Astoria Grand 55 - Build Journey
VIC

Hi, I updated colours at our instagram https://www.instagram.com/cteafamily/ Feel free to follow. Hope it’s useful.

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makido
Oct 19, 2021 7:08 pm
Blonde
Blonde
19 October

Which Home Builder provides best value & flexibility?

Which Home Builder provides best value & flexibility?
VIC

I haven't built with those builders but have looked into the all and I think it's pretty similar with volume builders. Look at their standard inclusions and what upgrades…

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Blonde
Oct 19, 2021 6:39 pm
Blonde
Jason526
Jason526
19 October

Feedback on dining, family, kitchen

Feedback on dining, family, kitchen

I wouldn't get rid of the west window of Dining either if it looks into your backyard. Blinds can fix summer sun glare. If it's a single level house, you can extend out…

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Jason526
Oct 19, 2021 12:54 pm
aliansari
aliansari
18 October

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone
NSW
1, 2

Hi Kevin, Are you also buying or bought a H&L package with Signature?

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aliansari
Oct 18, 2021 6:31 pm

Is this reasonable for Tiger tails. Anyway way I can reduce this?

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firstimebuild
Oct 18, 2021 2:45 pm

Icon Homes

Icon Homes
NSW

Yes. I think it all depends who your site supervisor is.

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Better regulation
Oct 18, 2021 2:33 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
18 October

Custom Build - New Plans added - check them out!

Custom Build - New Plans added - check them out!

Cheers thanks. We had been planning this for a while and looking for the right property at the same time. This opportunity presented itself so we jumped on it.

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KnockItDown
Oct 18, 2021 12:57 pm
KnockItDown
Elle Dee
Elle Dee
18 October

Melbourne Airport Environs Overlay -Schedule 2 question

Melbourne Airport Environs Overlay -Schedule 2 question
VIC

Hi Randy, trying to get an understanding of airport overlay requirements. Regarding the windows/sliding doors was normal double glazing not enough to be acceptable for…

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Elle Dee
Oct 18, 2021 12:36 pm
Jason526
Jason526
18 October

Clarendon help please (Boston 28)

Clarendon help please (Boston 28)

Oh hi, this post again. Perhaps you can swap your Leisure with one of the bedrooms? I'd swap Leisure area with either Bed 2 or Bed 4. After swapping, reduce the size of…

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Jason526
Oct 18, 2021 10:16 am
Louise62
Louise62
18 October

Anyone Built with Langford Jones (Melbourne)?

Anyone Built with Langford Jones (Melbourne)?

Please don’t as they have poor workmanship and poor response to requests for repairs

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Louise62
Oct 18, 2021 6:50 am
Legend73
Legend73
18 October

Potential stormwater issue

Potential stormwater issue

Hi all, I am in the initial design stage of building a home on my block of land in a well established inner Melbourne suburb. My block is 10 metres wide and 44 metres…

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Legend73
Oct 18, 2021 4:32 am
pmacca
pmacca
17 October

Demolition & removal of waffle pod slab

Demolition & removal of waffle pod slab

G'day everyone, I am looking for some advice on demolition and removal of an existing waffle slab. Background is that it was an owner builder project and the owner got…

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pmacca
Oct 17, 2021 10:53 pm
grbeattie
grbeattie
17 October

Carlisle changes beyond what salesperson says is possible

Carlisle changes beyond what salesperson says is possible
VIC

I just saw the Colorbond option on the Spectra site, just not sure if it is a no-charge option or if it comes at a cost. I understand that the salespeople can't say yes…

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grbeattie
Oct 17, 2021 3:01 pm
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grbeattie
Oct 17, 2021 2:39 pm
Zorson
Zorson
17 October

Bricks vs Hebel vs Cladding

Bricks vs Hebel vs Cladding

Thank you Pedro4137, Correct, Hebel 75mm weighs around 60kg per m2 to 21kg per m2 Scyon Stria cladding 16mm thick. Big difference... We have decided to go with the cladding :)

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Zorson
Oct 17, 2021 2:25 pm
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Jacinta Rich
Oct 17, 2021 2:14 pm
Pedro4137
Pedro4137
17 October

Building a new house in Brisbane. AAC Cladding or Brick???

Building a new house in Brisbane. AAC Cladding or Brick???

The AAC cladding product is fine, but the render systems in the market place do not provide joint protection. The AAC is rarely installed correctly. A lot of AAC…

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Pedro4137
Oct 17, 2021 10:10 am
Pulse
Pulse
16 October

Worried about Alfresco pier

Worried about Alfresco pier
VIC
1, 2

I’d rather see the timber and be able to fix any rot etc. I think enclosing it prevents termite inspection and rot inspection, better to replace with galvanised steel…

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Pulse
Oct 16, 2021 9:34 pm
RameshN
RameshN
16 October

Master bedroom layout

Master bedroom layout

It’s a personal choice !! Opt 1 if you are not a big fan of WIR.. Plus, I would recommend creating a study with an addition of a window on both the sides; gives you the…

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RameshN
Oct 16, 2021 6:59 pm
Blonde
Blonde
16 October

I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat

I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat
1, 2

Looking forward to seeing your plan and build, following along for builds that will be starting soon.

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Blonde
Oct 16, 2021 6:47 pm
Blonde
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Blonde
Oct 16, 2021 6:33 pm
Blonde
bexjor
bexjor
16 October

Anyone built with Croft land homes?

Anyone built with Croft land homes?

How did you both go with Croft Land? parveenkks teeze We are also looking to use them but can't find any reviews

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bexjor
Oct 16, 2021 6:17 pm
Samz_Turra
Samz_Turra
16 October

CDC approval time

CDC approval time

Has anyone had recent experience with NSW planning portal on how long it takes to get a CDC approval for a new development? Our private certifier submitted our application…

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Samz_Turra
Oct 16, 2021 2:46 pm

Noisy steel?

Noisy steel?
1, 2

Thanks for your help. For me the issue doesn’t seem to be the thermal contraction, as I am getting continuous and consistent “clicks” type noises downstairs when…

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usman.hafeez2000
Oct 15, 2021 10:00 pm
oklouise
oklouise
15 October

Kitchen Window privacy

Kitchen Window privacy

consider external shutters operated by electric motor with a switch inside the kitchen...not cheap but very happy with ours

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oklouise
Oct 15, 2021 7:03 pm

i can't read the dimensions but 5m is too short to include a dining table and seating for a 4 bedroom (6 person? home) consider reversing the kitchen and using the space…

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oklouise
Oct 15, 2021 1:19 pm

New Concrete Slab cracks

New Concrete Slab cracks
WA

There are degrees of cracking.. you'll just have to wait it out and see if it gets worse. OT If you got onto any issues during the pour, you could make your case stronger…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 15, 2021 7:48 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Noname
Noname
14 October

Is this a reasonable amount to pay?

Is this a reasonable amount to pay?
VIC

to be fair you won't know until you have some valuations done. That's your next step. However the first red flag should have been the fact you wouldn't be able to get…

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Noname
Oct 14, 2021 2:57 pm

Decisions decisions… really liking #2 and #4 , i like how #2 goes well with our existing colour but i also like how #4 pops

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CD12JD
Oct 14, 2021 1:24 pm
CD12JD

Builder wants to cancel contract or increase the price

Builder wants to cancel contract or increase the price

All builders would be aware of this... they do get free legal advise from the MBA and HIA If you have the money to challenge the builder ... go for it

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 14, 2021 11:24 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Justice123
Justice123
14 October

Building with Metricon Middleton 25

Building with Metricon Middleton 25

Currently looking at house and land packages in Metricon's Freedom range, I notice this is recent build promoted by Metricon for many new estates. Does anyone have any…

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Justice123
Oct 14, 2021 10:10 am
mox27
mox27
13 October

Anyone built with Profine Recently - SouthEast VIC

Anyone built with Profine Recently - SouthEast VIC

Hey Guys, I have signed the contract with Profine to build a house in Clyde North, VIC. So far finished with color selection, obtained building permit but the…

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mox27
Oct 13, 2021 8:29 pm
mustard
mustard
13 October

Laminate flooring after hand over

Laminate flooring after hand over

Hi everyone, I wanted to ask people's thoughts on doing laminate flooring after hand over. Has anyone done this? I'm still working out the cost benefit and just thinking…

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mustard
Oct 13, 2021 5:32 pm
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
13 October

Anyone installing Quantum Next gen range of Vinyl planks ?

Anyone installing Quantum Next gen range of Vinyl planks ?

We installed Amsterdam 15 months ago into our newly constructed house. It is a great product, very hard wearing and easy to clean. Having now been through one summer and…

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Bebbsy
Oct 13, 2021 5:24 pm
GLO
GLO
13 October

Are NSW COVID restrictions impacting the build/remedial work

Are NSW COVID restrictions impacting the build/remedial work
NSW

I hope you get your piers and slabs down now, as it has been at least few weeks for trades that could return to uninhabited building sites. If its any consolation, it…

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GLO
Oct 13, 2021 12:27 pm

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