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Mec06
Mec06
10 February

Trinity Lux Q1 - Plantation Homes QLD

Trinity Lux Q1 - Plantation Homes QLD
QLD
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I’ve seen different people be told various amounts from other builders, for us though it was 2.7m

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Mec06
Feb 10, 2019 7:29 pm
Mec06
kikin
kikin
10 February

Design requirements from Atherstone Estate

Design requirements from Atherstone Estate

It would be better if I copy the statement from the design guideline as below. "Homes which have a total wall coverage greater than 75% of any one material may be…

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kikin
Feb 10, 2019 2:37 pm
jlawrie
jlawrie
10 February

Metricon Savannah 34 - We are in!

Metricon Savannah 34 - We are in!
NSW
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Hi Sam, We’re on the Sunshine Coast and about to start building the Savannah 34 and wondered if you found any good inspection companies? Regards, Jennie

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jlawrie
Feb 10, 2019 7:56 am
Doulton777
Doulton777
9 February

Obscure windows

Obscure windows
VIC
1, 2, 3

They do it so it’s easier to pass council permit. Our council only requires 1700mm. As we went to see them before we had the dispute with Metricon. But they still…

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Doulton777
Feb 09, 2019 6:48 pm
Doulton777
David.CBR
David.CBR
9 February

Gold Ruby Homes in Canberra. Any good?

Gold Ruby Homes in Canberra. Any good?
ACT
1, 2

Rating: 1-Star A high degree of caution is advised with Gold Ruby Homes. My wife and I met with Matt in mid 2016 and signed the contract to build with him in December…

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David.CBR
Feb 09, 2019 6:47 pm
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Charlotte.h
Feb 09, 2019 6:12 pm
Charlotte.h
claire91
claire91
9 February

Granvue Builders

Granvue Builders
VIC

Hey baronx we are building with Granvue Homes as well. We are building with a waffle-pod slab however my biggest advice would be to follow up any meeting you have with…

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claire91
Feb 09, 2019 12:55 pm
Wrighto
Wrighto
9 February

KDRB Dual Living in Perth with B1Homes

KDRB Dual Living in Perth with B1Homes
WA

Will post the official plan when I get it back next week :)

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Wrighto
Feb 09, 2019 10:46 am
experience88
experience88
9 February

JG King- Ballarat, new home build

JG King- Ballarat, new home build

Hi everyone, first time home builder here. We are a family of 5, three young kids aged 3, 7 & 8 and we're making the move from South East Melbourne to Ballarat. At this…

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experience88
Feb 09, 2019 10:26 am

this week we had the bricking finalised. Mouldings should start next week and rendering the following.

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stanus
Feb 08, 2019 6:58 pm
stanus
Wild
Wild
8 February

Stamp duty waived

Stamp duty waived

Thanks so much salty, I will wait for the build to commence and then will talk to SRO regarding extension based on events occurred, lets hope for the better outcome.

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Wild
Feb 08, 2019 5:30 pm

They've now also started the upper floor frame.

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TiredHalo
Feb 08, 2019 5:29 pm
TiredHalo
Joker
Joker
8 February

Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???

Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???
1, 2, 3, 4

Remember a new build in the late nineties that had mostly wooden pylons 7 _9, metres deep, then the back double storey had a raft slab which sat in 6_8 inches of water…

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Joker
Feb 08, 2019 2:12 pm

Roof on.

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dvkent
Feb 08, 2019 12:57 pm
Jrose
Jrose
8 February

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.
VIC
1, 2

Another victim here as well. 9months in and its a nightmare, I could go on for days with issues. We drove around the estates in Geelong region/Armstrong there is 15 house…

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Jrose
Feb 08, 2019 12:21 pm

We have moved on from the last post. Our joists are going in. I haven't been onsite at all to see this progress however do get regular photos and updates. Framing upstairs…

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gablesrocks
Feb 08, 2019 9:29 am
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easty
Feb 08, 2019 7:30 am
Freak_Zombie
Freak_Zombie
8 February

Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified

Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified
1, 2, 3

Thanks! Yup already prewired for the ring setup. And man, you have so many nice upgrades! Most of my tiles are quite basic. Especially my kitchen tiles :( my splashback is…

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Freak_Zombie
Feb 08, 2019 12:13 am
ZSasha
ZSasha
7 February

First home

First home

Well, since you have signed the contract already (as it looks) - what the point in asking now? :)

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ZSasha
Feb 07, 2019 9:27 pm
jlawrie
jlawrie
7 February

Metricon - Savannah 34 build in Brisbane

Metricon - Savannah 34 build in Brisbane
QLD

Wow!!! Thank you so much for sharing these pictures it is nicer to see how the rooms flow and the sizing. Your house looks absolutely amazing. We were tossing up the…

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jlawrie
Feb 07, 2019 9:16 pm
Topherlang
Topherlang
7 February

NSW Biodiversity map

NSW Biodiversity map

Hi all I've recently purchased a block of land near batemans bay in NSW covered by the biodiversity values map. Am hoping to build on the land (zoned R5), but currently…

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Topherlang
Feb 07, 2019 2:56 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
7 February

Living and dining room tiles

Living and dining room tiles

Is there a color scheme you want to achieve with the furniture in the rooms? Quite often light color floor and dark furniture is the preferred scheme. Dark floor shows…

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IamSAM
Feb 07, 2019 1:47 pm
IamSAM
Irish16
Irish16
7 February

Building with Ausbuild at Harrington Estate, Bridgeman Downs

Building with Ausbuild at Harrington Estate, Bridgeman Downs
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thank you!!! Davenatjack, tiles are Atlantis Ghiaccio from the National tiles, both floor and walls. Benchtop is Silestone Marengo. Cabinets are Laminex Mushrooms linea.

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Irish16
Feb 07, 2019 11:19 am

Here are a few more recent photos of our progress. Pretty happy with the pace and workmanship overall. I usually get around once a week to inspect and see changes they…

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steel
Feb 07, 2019 10:58 am
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
7 February

Difference between headline price and quote

Difference between headline price and quote

We’re building on a flat block in a rural township 45 mins north east of Adelaide.

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Bebbsy
Feb 07, 2019 12:59 am

We have monument windows, monument render (one area) basalt roof, frost fangs render (other walls) The monument is very dark but I love it, there is enough contrast with…

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Melos
Feb 06, 2019 10:37 pm
Melos
Melos
6 February

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?
NSW
1, 2

We used these guys. https://www.cjedemolition.com.au/ they did a good job and were very helpful in the planning/ disconnecting utilities/ paperwork stage

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Melos
Feb 06, 2019 10:26 pm
Salfield
Salfield
6 February

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Awesome thank you. If you don’t, I’ll grab his details for sure. 🍺🍺

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Salfield
Feb 06, 2019 9:36 pm
shokel1975
shokel1975
6 February

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Wow you are a patient and understanding neighbour! I agree it is best to get off on the best foot possible with them but I would be extremely pi55ed off!

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shokel1975
Feb 06, 2019 7:24 pm
shokel1975
Jodan
Jodan
6 February

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hi there, what stone did you use in your kitchen ? I have chosen a dark stone and ive been worried, but your photos have eased me.

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Jodan
Feb 06, 2019 12:37 pm
Melbournevic
Melbournevic
6 February

After Studio/Colour Selections - is it too late to back out

After Studio/Colour Selections - is it too late to back out

Ohh really. That is no good then for having this promotion which we will end up paying more. I'll probably do my research on the cost for different tile sizes so we…

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Melbournevic
Feb 06, 2019 12:34 pm
Jodan
Jodan
6 February

blackwood brick

blackwood brick
VIC

Does anyone have pictures of houses with blackwood brick and monument fascia, gutters, windows and garage? TIA

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Jodan
Feb 06, 2019 12:11 pm
cooper229
cooper229
6 February

Simonds Dakota Kilmore

Simonds Dakota Kilmore
VIC
1 ... 25, 26, 27

So here we are... a few days out from a telephone confrence with the Domestic Building Disputes Resolution of Victoria. Needless to say things haven't gone well. Simonds…

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cooper229
Feb 06, 2019 10:34 am
cooper229
Wild
Wild
6 February

Dennis Family Homes - Harvard 27

Dennis Family Homes - Harvard 27
VIC

Hi Guys, For the titled land, how long generally does it take from initial deposit to commence the construction with dfh ? Any input will be greatly appreciated.

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Wild
Feb 06, 2019 8:36 am
maggy
maggy
6 February

Who is building with Allworth Homes

Who is building with Allworth Homes
NSW
1 ... 141, 142, 143

Hi, Have you already build with Allworth? we are planning to go with them, please share your views.

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maggy
Feb 06, 2019 8:01 am

We are eager to see pictures of the Austral grey gum bricks- has anyone used these please? Tossing up between the grey gum and blackbutt

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alymei
Feb 06, 2019 4:08 am
chippy
chippy
5 February

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW

May need short extension cord for the dryer.

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chippy
Feb 05, 2019 11:10 pm
chippy
Kris14
Kris14
5 February

Clarendon Boston 36 Central Coast

Clarendon Boston 36 Central Coast
NSW

Hi, we are going to build Boston 36 with grand alfresco. Already signed the contract. Next week we are going for tiles selection.can anyone give me an idea how much am i…

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Kris14
Feb 05, 2019 10:31 pm
marjencait
marjencait
5 February

Building Inspector - how many & what stage

Building Inspector - how many & what stage
1, 2

After using one of these companies, I suggest you find someone that actually has a qualification. 😊

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marjencait
Feb 05, 2019 9:45 pm
dakoda
dakoda
5 February

Site cost - fixed price

Site cost - fixed price

thanks great advice, i will do that, appreciate your imput

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dakoda
Feb 05, 2019 8:45 pm
sweetswisssteel
sweetswisssteel
5 February

Newbie: Cost to Build

Newbie: Cost to Build

Demolition and site costs could be close but you have seriously over estimated on the rest. Fencing should be approx 100 per lineal metre, the house about 1400 per square…

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sweetswisssteel
Feb 05, 2019 4:45 pm
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desilucky
Feb 05, 2019 1:33 pm
Metronest Homes
Metronest Homes
5 February

Metronest builder review

Metronest builder review
VIC

Hi Patel, we are very sorry, we can understand your frustration but we really think that you are on the wrong page. We are Metronest Homes, not…

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Metronest Homes
Feb 05, 2019 11:22 am
Wild
Wild
5 February

Dennis Family Homes - Most horrible builder

Dennis Family Homes - Most horrible builder

Its almost the same with volume builders, you have to absorb a lot, which floor plan are you building with dfh ?

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Wild
Feb 05, 2019 8:34 am
Lukaa
Lukaa
5 February

Inspired Homes/ Como Homes - Custom Build Corner Block

Inspired Homes/ Como Homes - Custom Build Corner Block
VIC

I hope that you are right. I think I have just been burnt a few too many times so my optimism has been tarnished.

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Lukaa
Feb 05, 2019 7:53 am
dmstree
dmstree
4 February

Tree Removal

Tree Removal

Contact us for professional tree removal

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dmstree
Feb 04, 2019 6:14 pm
dmstree
rheyt
rheyt
4 February

Bellriver Homes

Bellriver Homes
NSW

word of advice... steer clear..... WOST builder I have ever dealt with... house has the worst finishes..... just this week I need to take a whole week off to have 50…

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rheyt
Feb 04, 2019 5:05 pm
ssvdara
ssvdara
4 February

VCon Homes

VCon Homes

Has anyone used Vcon Homes for building their house?

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ssvdara
Feb 04, 2019 4:30 pm
SydneyNorthwest
SydneyNorthwest
4 February

Champion Homes

Champion Homes
NSW

My fiancé and I met with quite a few builders to have some quotes and official tenders done. After sending through a complete tender with contour survey and borehole…

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SydneyNorthwest
Feb 04, 2019 3:41 pm

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