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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 8:09 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 4:09 pm
domwild
domwild
3 August

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 58, 59, 60

I managed to get the builder to install plugs (sockets) on the rafters. If the LED burns out or I do not like the colour, then I do not have to call in the electrician. I…

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domwild
Aug 03, 2021 7:47 am

Steel vs Timber Pricing

Steel vs Timber Pricing

Hi Simeon, Thanks again for your input. Our builder has stated that the cost of timber is excessive right now. This is not a unique response. We've been given the same…

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Jacinta Rich
Oct 24, 2021 3:17 pm
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shortman
Oct 24, 2021 12:51 pm

Acoustic for a duplex

Acoustic for a duplex

Isn't rockwool fire resistant?

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strannik
Oct 24, 2021 9:37 am
jim78
jim78
18 h

Knock Down Rebuild

Knock Down Rebuild

Hi New here and new to building, we are considering a knock down rebuild on the Northside of Brisbane, preferably a two storey house, does anyone have any recommendations…

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jim78
Oct 23, 2021 10:08 pm
union
union
21 h

Boston 42 with Clarendon

Boston 42 with Clarendon
1, 2

my tender price is 690k, but that includes a 30k step up in the house. It also includes some provisional allowances for colour selection, around about 30k or so.

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union
Oct 23, 2021 7:51 pm
adnanmir
adnanmir
Yesterday

Façade colour scheme

Façade colour scheme
VIC

Hi All, I am confused on the colour theme for my facade and exterior, so far I have got my feature bricks as Black and garage and other brick still to be decided. I…

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adnanmir
Oct 23, 2021 4:08 pm
adnanmir
adnanmir
Yesterday

Building Sorrento Grand retreat with Carlisle homes

Building Sorrento Grand retreat with Carlisle homes

hi Mate, how did you go for your colour selection , would like to share your exterior color selection ?

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adnanmir
Oct 23, 2021 3:48 pm
Athenak7
Athenak7
Yesterday

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?
NSW
1, 2

We did a Demolistion of fibro house with lots of absestos .. the guys were fantastic .. they are called creative genius excavations .. talk to Stanley

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Athenak7
Oct 23, 2021 3:14 pm

Finally some progress, the slab was poured recently. Eta on frames, i was told 3-5 weeks. So far 3 weeks has elasped and no update, they'll arrive whenever they arrive i…

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Spazzen
Oct 23, 2021 2:18 pm
annakoh
annakoh
Yesterday

Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]

Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]
VIC
1, 2

What was wrong with your facade? Ours was the same regarding dimensions, only basic dimensions. However it should be to scale so you may be able to estimate the…

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annakoh
Oct 23, 2021 12:33 pm
annakoh
oklouise
oklouise
Yesterday

Garage North West facing block orientation

Garage North West facing block orientation

with the a suitable your block will be fine for a new build in Brisbane... check the excellent YourHome.gov.au website for advice about passive solar design, orientation…

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oklouise
Oct 23, 2021 8:06 am

Custom Floorplan comments and review

Custom Floorplan comments and review

I appreciate you sharing such great information. Could you tell me more about…

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lenovolaptop2249
Oct 23, 2021 12:04 am
Wellbuild
Wellbuild
22 October

Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20
1, 2, 3, 4

Wardrobes are standard. We only have those drawers (one set) in our main WIR. All the other bedrooms just have the hangers. This was a mistake. We should've done two…

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Wellbuild
Oct 22, 2021 8:29 pm
glutamic
glutamic
22 October

Knockdown Rebuild Acre Inner Melbourne

Knockdown Rebuild Acre Inner Melbourne

Good advice, I completely agree. My dream is to build on the block though but just reading some things online like WOLF who suggests $5000+ per sqm is too much at the…

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glutamic
Oct 22, 2021 8:24 pm
wagga123
wagga123
22 October

Occupancy Certificate Requirement after Moving in

Occupancy Certificate Requirement after Moving in

New construction has to meet minimum standards to comply with energy efficiency guidelines, I thought. If the above is the case, I doubt if ceiling fans would meet the…

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wagga123
Oct 22, 2021 5:13 pm

If you need a separate powder room, you could possibly carve out some space in the laundry. The existing laundry dimensions look quite generous with lots of potentially…

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mockkie
Oct 22, 2021 3:20 pm
Chana463
Chana463
22 October

Could somebody share with me what is the experience to work

Could somebody share with me what is the experience to work
WA

Hi to all of you, I am new to this forum but I would like to have more information about the experience to work with Home Group in Perth WA. They have amazing designs and…

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Chana463
Oct 22, 2021 1:18 pm

Maybe you could swap the Ens and WIR in the original design? Something like this idea. Probably easier for plumbing work too. Ask your designer to re-model them and check…

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Jason526
Oct 22, 2021 11:31 am
Chirpee1
Chirpee1
22 October

Anyone built/building with Hudson Homes - Central Coast NSW?

Anyone built/building with Hudson Homes - Central Coast NSW?

8months into build, still not to lockup stage - two storey. No communication, but whenever I initiate - it's BS....or threats of shutting down my build…

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Chirpee1
Oct 22, 2021 10:05 am
cangransecond
cangransecond
22 October

Carlisle Canterbury Grand 43

Carlisle Canterbury Grand 43

Blonde, haven’t got our plans drawn yet. That will happen in the next couple of months I reckon. This is the standard plan https://carlislehomes.com.au/home-desig ...…

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cangransecond
Oct 22, 2021 7:20 am
anura
anura
22 October

Metricon Riviera 54

Metricon Riviera 54

Hi Tam Tran We are also looking at building Riviera 54 & just like you we are looking for someone who have built one. How far have you progressed with your building .…

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anura
Oct 22, 2021 12:03 am
Pulse
Pulse
21 October

Neighbours bolted fence to my wall during construction

Neighbours bolted fence to my wall during construction

This issue keeps coming up with builds to the boundary. If you are going to build to boundary you have to expect this sort of thing. It is a bit rude for them to drill…

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Pulse
Oct 21, 2021 8:52 pm
Flamingo
Flamingo
21 October

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 809, 810, 811

Hi Suzk, how is your building going? how are you finding their progress and quality through the build? are you happy with everything so far? I am also building Mahatthan.

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Flamingo
Oct 21, 2021 6:07 pm
Wokaaa
Wokaaa
21 October

Registration of Land in Emerald Hills

Registration of Land in Emerald Hills

Looks like stage 11 will register last week of October

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Wokaaa
Oct 21, 2021 5:51 pm
dom0387
dom0387
21 October

Custom Build Floor Plans - Please Review!

Custom Build Floor Plans - Please Review!

Thank you so much, I am loving some of the changes you have made! I think you have done a much better job than the “architect” I have paid so much to do. I will…

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dom0387
Oct 21, 2021 5:24 pm
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
1 ... 16, 17, 18

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
Mikaela3105
Mikaela3105
21 October

Building with fowler homes

Building with fowler homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hey, We’re in pre-construction and have now hit a wall. Things just aren’t happening now, but my client relations specialist is well aware of how I feel right…

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Mikaela3105
Oct 21, 2021 5:15 am
Mikaela3105

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
hamish78
hamish78
20 October

Bayside build

Bayside build

Starting to research our future build with an aim to breaking ground in the new year. Currently considering volume builders (carter grange, Thomas archer, lowe) who are…

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hamish78
Oct 20, 2021 8:49 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

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