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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
springtime
springtime
19 November

Things you forget - summary page 32

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

Hi Everyone, Wow, so much has changed since we built our house in 2010. If you read the thread from the beginning, you'll read the fiasco that happened with Westminster…

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springtime
Nov 19, 2021 11:00 am

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
11 h

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

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
Renman
Renman
13 h

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD

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

Yes. Selected the 300 series windows with double glazed for the whole house. Doors were taller to suit the high ceilings and wider to better access when moving.

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Renman
Nov 30, 2021 10:13 pm
Renman
anged
anged
20 h

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

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
kennyc
kennyc
21 h

Building price increases

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

Well what I've taken from this thread is that I'm screwed. I've just had my building permit released and possible site start in Jan/Feb. But judging by this thread my…

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kennyc
Nov 30, 2021 2:31 pm

Building inspection stages

Building inspection stages

Your list is woefully inadequate Who will check your site drainage and relationship of slab levels in relation to ground? Who will check your contract adjustments at the end?

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building-expert
Nov 30, 2021 8:56 am
building-expert
Spsingh
Spsingh
Yesterday

Metronest builder review

Metronest builder review
VIC
1, 2

Very True

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Spsingh
Nov 30, 2021 8:03 am

Put together this little tv unit for the kids retreat, so good that the kiddos have their own little area to chill out

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CD12JD
Nov 30, 2021 7:23 am
CD12JD
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
RameshN
RameshN
29 November

Building Doulton 50 with Metricon

Building Doulton 50 with Metricon
1, 2

How did you go with your selections ? We are awaiting appointment dates.. any suggestions ?

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RameshN
Nov 29, 2021 10:44 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
AnjC
AnjC
29 November

Knock down rebuild - where to live?

Knock down rebuild - where to live?

Simon Just to chime in - you can absolutely live in your granny flat - I am doing exactly that as I type! I just negotiated it with my builder. In today’s market…

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AnjC
Nov 29, 2021 11:01 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
29 November

Need Help

Need Help

Hi Helen Just text me on 0431 712 792 and we will arrange a time to chat today Cheers Simeon

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Ashington Homes
Nov 29, 2021 10:36 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
29 November

Building & Developing A Duplex In North Ryde

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

Yep it was in the contract. The 10.7 certificate mentions it, and I have been doing a bit of work around the area over the last 6 years, so I went in with my eyes open.…

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Ashington Homes
Nov 29, 2021 8:35 am
Ashington Homes
Ardo
Ardo
28 November

Construction Waste

Construction Waste

Perhaps he is not going to cover up. Maybe just ask him what he intends on doing with it. But grab happy snaps first... for your records.

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Ardo
Nov 28, 2021 9:15 pm
RameshN
RameshN
28 November

Blacktown NSW KDR with King Homes

Blacktown NSW KDR with King Homes
NSW
1, 2

Can you share details of your cut & fill (in MM) and the class of the slab you have ? Looks pretty flat (excellent !!) & almost double layering of slabs from slab…

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RameshN
Nov 28, 2021 6:24 pm
savan
savan
28 November

Henley Homes Review

Henley Homes Review

Again they are all subcontractors. we build with henley before and happy with them.

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savan
Nov 28, 2021 1:48 pm
savan
savan
28 November

Anyone here built house with Henley Northhampton facade?

Anyone here built house with Henley Northhampton facade?

If possible walk in to a Electra 35 Display, because you should feel what you are going to get. my suggestion is like test drive,you must walk through before commit. If…

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savan
Nov 28, 2021 1:34 pm
savan
savan
28 November

Knock Down Rebuild

Knock Down Rebuild

we are in Melbourne and doing knock down with Henley Henley pricing are upfront except site cost. Carlisle is the other choice here in vic I like the emperor and montessa…

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savan
Nov 28, 2021 1:12 pm
RameshN
RameshN
28 November

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
VIC

We are building a Vantage in NSW, look up my build thread & you would get some guidance on the realistic timelines (so far) & feel free to DM for any questions !! …

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RameshN
Nov 28, 2021 11:50 am
aussieta
aussieta
27 November

Fencing/ Boundary issue

Fencing/ Boundary issue
NSW

locate the survey pegs and show them to neighbour

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aussieta
Nov 27, 2021 8:55 am
aussieta
ren_ho
ren_ho
26 November

ICF Vs Hebel

ICF Vs Hebel
VIC

I'd briefly looked into ICF as it looked like a promising technique, but it seems very uncommon and therefore hard to find builders for.

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ren_ho
Nov 26, 2021 8:10 pm
lasotm
lasotm
26 November

Metricon Riviera 54

Metricon Riviera 54

Hey There, I'm looking at one of these - obviously the spec will differ greatly, but I'd be curious what your price was including all the extras? Also, did you do any…

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lasotm
Nov 26, 2021 11:45 am
Kippers01
Kippers01
26 November

Weird Kaplan homes PCI (new home inspection) requirement

Weird Kaplan homes PCI (new home inspection) requirement

Dont get distracted by bits of blue tape on cosmetic paint blemishes that will be quickly touched up later. Focus on the main game! Get a professional inspection at PCI…

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Kippers01
Nov 26, 2021 11:32 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
26 November

How is this design in terms of site cost and livability?

How is this design in terms of site cost and livability?

New home Salesman, Owners with apps, Designers, Artists, Architects are now becoming front line estimators and builders, well they think they are? LOL, Certifiers,…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 26, 2021 9:46 am
StructuralBIMGuy
MCKINNA
MCKINNA
25 November

Clarendon help please (Boston 28)

Clarendon help please (Boston 28)

Hi Dreamhome32 I was just wanting to know how your facade ended up? Were you able to adjust the classic facade and put cladding down the front? Thanks,

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MCKINNA
Nov 25, 2021 3:23 pm
idev
idev
25 November

Looking at Metricon Vantage 48 (H&L)

Looking at Metricon Vantage 48 (H&L)
1, 2, 3

Thanks r_13 I am assuming that cost is just not only supply/install but also engineering needed to support powerfloor weight and thickness.

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idev
Nov 25, 2021 2:51 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 November

Help finding some upstairs 'retreat' designs

Help finding some upstairs 'retreat' designs

Tell us where you are! No point giving you Sydney builders if you live in SA, NT or WA. Stewie

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Stewie D
Nov 25, 2021 12:48 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 November

Velux skylights facing East

Velux skylights facing East

If you are NSW ( you don't say where you are! ) then you should look at getting double glazed skylights/roof windows. You can get external and internal shade devices as…

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Stewie D
Nov 25, 2021 12:15 pm
diepiggy
diepiggy
24 November

Building with Wisdom Homes

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

Ok, so not great, but not terrible. We have a 2 year old solar system which we will be reusing, shame they won't let us include it in our BASIX checks

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diepiggy
Nov 24, 2021 9:22 pm

Yeah, we're finally building. Council planning and CLC Aprovals took a while...but we've now started.

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SistersBeach
Nov 24, 2021 8:14 pm
SistersBeach
Twistedspiky
Twistedspiky
24 November

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone
NSW
1, 2

Hello Everyone. I bought from signature at hteir ponds project. Never again very poor customer service and the delays are beyond crazy. We bought in aug 2018 Orginal…

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Twistedspiky
Nov 24, 2021 5:20 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
24 November

Which builders service Service Eastern Suburbs?

Which builders service Service Eastern Suburbs?

Hey chenbatsu Welcome to the forum I suggest you spend no more than 5 grand on 1st stage Bim Sketches , Data/proofs and Costings. Do you need a graphic image explaining…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 24, 2021 9:09 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Living Nightmare
Living Nightmare
24 November

DJ Roberts

DJ Roberts
QLD
1, 2

I'm currently building with DJ's, it's a living nightmare, I'd strongly consider going with someone /anyone else. It could not be much worse than staying building with these guys

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Living Nightmare
Nov 24, 2021 9:07 am
chars0974
chars0974
23 November

Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]

Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi- did you get your plans sorted out, or at least an answer on your facade? Which facade did they put in your master plans? i do C5 modified facade but…

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chars0974
Nov 23, 2021 9:16 pm
ensecit
ensecit
23 November

What to ask in a Consolidated Tender?

What to ask in a Consolidated Tender?

Hi all , I’ve gathered that most project home will have the stage of a consolidated tender where all requirements are consolidated and drawn up in the plan. There will…

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ensecit
Nov 23, 2021 9:11 pm
Simonhome
Simonhome
23 November

Homezone - Perth Midora Bay build

Homezone - Perth Midora Bay build
WA
1, 2

Unfortunately Martyn is the guy you see 'A current Affair' chasing down the road. The parent company Complete will not help either, totally disassociated itself. I…

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Simonhome
Nov 23, 2021 7:09 pm
Simonhome
nalmeida1269
nalmeida1269
23 November

Building with Adenbrook homes

Building with Adenbrook homes

Hi, I am also contemplating between Adenbrook and Macdonald Jones. I am on tight budget so Adenbrook seems cheaper. Would you be kind enough to share what kind of…

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nalmeida1269
Nov 23, 2021 1:47 pm
tailor
tailor
23 November

building house on Kachina Drive Mount barker

building house on Kachina Drive Mount barker

i need a solution for this as i donot want to push my garage back or house back otherwise there will be no space at the back side. "For this lot, our engineer has fud…

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tailor
Nov 23, 2021 1:13 pm
RameshN
RameshN
22 November

GJ Gardner or Metricon

GJ Gardner or Metricon

We compared both these builders & went ahead with one of them. Pls direct message me & I can share our thoughts on our decision considerations.

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RameshN
Nov 22, 2021 5:32 pm
bigrizz
bigrizz
22 November

We built in Brisbane with “Omni Built Homes” and we’re delig

We built in Brisbane with “Omni Built Homes” and we’re delig

Hi Parkway. My wife and I are looking at building on a battle axe block in Fairfield in Brisbane. I'd be really interested to see your floor plans, if you wouldn't mind…

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bigrizz
Nov 22, 2021 11:21 am
SakShaDee
SakShaDee
22 November

Masterton - Westwood

Masterton - Westwood
1, 2

Hello all, Hello all, We are starting our process with Masterton. Can I get some feedback on how the…

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SakShaDee
Nov 22, 2021 10:57 am
sart
sart
21 November

[Melbourne West]Homebuilders with void in their design

[Melbourne West]Homebuilders with void in their design

Try sandford 47 from prestige range. It also has master downstairs

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sart
Nov 21, 2021 11:09 pm
jay4542
jay4542
21 November

Symmetric homes - job status, progress and quality

Symmetric homes - job status, progress and quality
VIC

They are doing a fantastic work, even our third party inspectors are giving a very good reviews in compared to the other jobs that they have visited. Because of the…

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jay4542
Nov 21, 2021 12:05 pm
Building2021
Building2021
20 November

Definition of “completion” of build

Definition of “completion” of build

Thanks @Ashington Homes. Yes makes sense that lock up is a little early to claim ‘completion’. I thought there would be many others experiencing similar issues from…

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Building2021
Nov 20, 2021 9:12 pm

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