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zqs
zqs
4 September

Exterior Building

Exterior Building

Thank you for getting back MegKo. Do you mind sharing the photos if possible? I am still a bit skeptic but having you going ahead recently gives me a little confidence :)

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zqs
Sep 04, 2021 4:59 pm
sam123a
sam123a
4 September

Price lists - Sydney

Price lists - Sydney

Here for metricon

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sam123a
Sep 04, 2021 3:38 pm
Lisa871
Lisa871
4 September

Provincial Homes

Provincial Homes
NSW
1 ... 32, 33, 34

Thanks heaps ! How’s your build and quality of build going ? Which home did u build ?

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Lisa871
Sep 04, 2021 12:54 pm

Where was the original retaining wall going? Where I’ve indicated in blue about? Additional removal of landscaping (or is that a low retained pathway?) is also…

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worldofmud
Sep 04, 2021 11:38 am

We bought land recently and now we're trying to figure out what to build on it :) It's a quiet block with some beautiful views (west-facing thought) We went ahead with one…

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vlad
Sep 04, 2021 11:17 am
Hermitcrab
Hermitcrab
4 September

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 775, 776, 777

Hey mate may I know who is the SS full name? Is Paul Briggs? Thank you!

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Hermitcrab
Sep 04, 2021 12:52 am
Peng_0721
Peng_0721
3 September

Custom Builder - Premier Traditional Homes (Melbourne)

Custom Builder - Premier Traditional Homes (Melbourne)
VIC

Hi, Would you mind send me a private message on the details ? Thanks

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Peng_0721
Sep 03, 2021 6:14 pm
Jag8
Jag8
3 September

Cost of Building house in Sydney

Cost of Building house in Sydney

Thanks In process of getting that.

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Jag8
Sep 03, 2021 12:00 pm
Leona33
Leona33
3 September

Simonds Sanctuary bricks

Simonds Sanctuary bricks

Ask for samples from suppliers

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Leona33
Sep 03, 2021 6:42 am
Leona33
Leona33
2 September

Simonds standard range selection

Simonds standard range selection

Most volume builders have a brochures of upgrades available. Just ask for it before coming to their selection centres. That would give you idea of whats available.…

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Leona33
Sep 02, 2021 9:18 pm

Does anyone know of a builder who can build/has plans for the house styles shown below?

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felant
Sep 02, 2021 3:18 pm
Annunox
Annunox
2 September

Mimosa Homes Site Cost

Mimosa Homes Site Cost
VIC

That's great. All the best with your build. Hope everything goes smooth.

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Annunox
Sep 02, 2021 2:56 pm
tranlan257
tranlan257
2 September

How much does it cost to build the concrete slab-on-ground?

How much does it cost to build the concrete slab-on-ground?

Thanks for your reply. To become an owner-builder in Victoria, you need to pass the tests: theory and White Card training. You…

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tranlan257
Sep 02, 2021 1:33 pm
OzSurferAl
OzSurferAl
2 September

To Double Glaze or Not

To Double Glaze or Not

Hmmm, I don’t know where I got $20k from. $12k is more reasonable and alexp79 does have some good points.

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OzSurferAl
Sep 02, 2021 12:42 pm
tranlan257
tranlan257
2 September

Boundary survey

Boundary survey

Big builders often have the site cost component (to be paid by owner) including a re-establishment survey if there are misplaced pegs.

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tranlan257
Sep 02, 2021 1:10 am
Noname
Noname
1 September

Statement of Claim NSW

Statement of Claim NSW
NSW

No it's not happened to me but I would have had a lawyer around the same time they tried to pull the shifty on me around practical completion you describe. Also your…

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Noname
Sep 01, 2021 7:34 pm
Noname
Noname
1 September

How negotiable can turnkey price be?

How negotiable can turnkey price be?

cool. well on the flipside when they try to stooge you for any increased costs (*if), quote them their fixed price comment. Hopefully you have that in writing.

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Noname
Sep 01, 2021 4:55 pm
oklouise
oklouise
1 September

Block orientation and plan suggestions

Block orientation and plan suggestions

for any internal rooms including downstairs halls, under stairs and and windowless rooms consider Solar Skylights that add daylight without needing direct access to…

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oklouise
Sep 01, 2021 12:06 pm
donaldlj
donaldlj
1 September

Connection Application for Underground Electricity Supply

Connection Application for Underground Electricity Supply

Ok Fair enough. 7K, then doesn't sound too far fetched. I also read cost can be higher if they have to bore into the ground, road, nature strip

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donaldlj
Sep 01, 2021 11:24 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
1 September

Plumbing Issue

Plumbing Issue

Pour some water in to make sure the trap has a hydrostatic seal.

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SaveH2O
Sep 01, 2021 8:44 am
SaveH2O
Brookea
Brookea
31 August

Any Kaloha Homes Feedback?

Any Kaloha Homes Feedback?

I must say my experience has been much the same. They were recommended to me by a friend who is currently building with them, their industry knowledge is quite amazing,…

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Brookea
Aug 31, 2021 7:03 pm
jay4542
jay4542
31 August

Symmetric homes - job status, progress and quality

Symmetric homes - job status, progress and quality
VIC

Having said that, the volume builder process is robust and the SS does spend long time in the site (I've personally seen - Carlisle, DFH and Henley). For my next home, I…

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jay4542
Aug 31, 2021 12:36 pm
awkwajena
awkwajena
31 August

[VIC] Affordable prefab and modular builders?

[VIC] Affordable prefab and modular builders?

Has anyone built a prefab or modular home in Melbourne? I'm looking for a company interested in servicing the first home buyer/downsizer type market, with build offerings…

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awkwajena
Aug 31, 2021 10:12 am
LaurenW
LaurenW
30 August

Building Regional Vic - potential brick issues

Building Regional Vic - potential brick issues

Hi there, I am unsure if they have used a saw for cut through, but that’s definitely what it looks like. We are unable to meet our site supervisor on site at the…

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LaurenW
Aug 30, 2021 6:57 pm
cangransecond
cangransecond
30 August

Carlisle Canterbury Grand 43

Carlisle Canterbury Grand 43

Hi friends, we are excited about this platform as we begin to build Canterbury Grand 43 by Carlisle. We thought about a few designs before, but think that CG43 is a great…

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cangransecond
Aug 30, 2021 4:58 pm
Kippers01
Kippers01
30 August

WA Building Company

WA Building Company
1, 2

I wonder is the ACCC would have any concerns with Newchoice Development's approach to honest customer reviews?

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Kippers01
Aug 30, 2021 8:48 am
Hollygirl
Hollygirl
30 August

Need help understanding footing classifications

Need help understanding footing classifications

Thank you very much for your reply that's very helpful

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Hollygirl
Aug 30, 2021 12:47 am
Leona33
Leona33
29 August

DA application 8 objections from neighbours

DA application 8 objections from neighbours

I made measurements on my block today. Ans this is what I found out They hcut the eastern side of the boundary by at least 1000mm and put a 1000mm retaining wall. They…

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Leona33
Aug 29, 2021 6:02 pm

Hi there.. does anyone has an idea of what the stairs in the picture is called and approx how much would it cost if I have to do in laminate option?

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MegKo
Aug 28, 2021 8:59 pm
Sebastian2004
Sebastian2004
28 August

Long Island builders

Long Island builders

Is anyone currently building with Long Island

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Sebastian2004
Aug 28, 2021 8:56 pm
alexp79
alexp79
28 August

Bricks vs Hebel vs Cladding

Bricks vs Hebel vs Cladding

This would exclude rendering part, certainly

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alexp79
Aug 28, 2021 6:57 pm
Builderg
Builderg
28 August

Handshower in bathtub

Handshower in bathtub
VIC

Thanks, SaveH2O. So my builder has said no matter what they are not installing the hand shower. I guess i don't have much that I can do here. I will try to contact VBA…

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Builderg
Aug 28, 2021 2:53 pm
kj1005
kj1005
28 August

My Floorplan - Any Advice - Stroud Montego

My Floorplan - Any Advice - Stroud Montego
VIC

How did you go with your home??

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kj1005
Aug 28, 2021 2:50 pm
Jojac
Jojac
28 August

House and Land at Elante Gardens in Box Hill

House and Land at Elante Gardens in Box Hill

Hi Hman12, I believe they do either single or double, we got double for a 330sqm block. You may want to contact Sumit (0415 883 030), he’s quite responsive. I know…

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Jojac
Aug 28, 2021 12:45 pm

"Executive Building Group" Or "Artico Custom Homes" ?

"Executive Building Group" Or "Artico Custom Homes" ?
NSW

Hi TJ1987 I saw your post and I hope you don't mind me making a suggestion. Our clients often ask us for a couple of referees, we also like to take our new clients and…

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Ashington Homes
Aug 28, 2021 5:13 am
Ashington Homes
MegKo
MegKo
27 August

Newpark corner lot fencing

Newpark corner lot fencing

Anyone in newpark on corner lot was able to extend the secondary brick pier fencing up until front 2 m behind the primary building start line (allowed as per blacktown…

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MegKo
Aug 27, 2021 7:30 pm

McDonald Jones - Final price variance

McDonald Jones - Final price variance

Thanks mate - appreciate your insight. interesting to hear about the AC - will have to keep an eye on that in the case they try to gouge us! They included a base model as…

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Concretecowboy
Aug 27, 2021 3:25 pm

Hi all, I found this forum when doing keyword search, and want to give it a try because I can't really find an answer to my question. I am looking at buying a land, and…

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Penny13
Aug 27, 2021 2:52 pm
oklouise
oklouise
27 August

Looking for someone to draw me up a draft home plan.

Looking for someone to draw me up a draft home plan.

post a copy of your rough ideas to invite suggestions for improvement

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oklouise
Aug 27, 2021 9:13 am
robw17
robw17
26 August

TV Aerial

TV Aerial

For us, Rawson provided for two TV points in the standard inclusions. The TV points included the wall plates at our nominated TV locations and prewiring of the cabling,…

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robw17
Aug 26, 2021 11:19 pm
mezze
mezze
26 August

MOJO HOMES

MOJO HOMES

We are with mojo at the tender stage where we are finalising the floorpan. All the things you have mentioned are done at the MyChoice Studio internal appointments. Ask…

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mezze
Aug 26, 2021 5:55 pm
shariq001
shariq001
26 August

Mimosa homes

Mimosa homes
VIC
1, 2

Hi Nuri, How was your experience with Mimosa, I am looking at building Churchill 220 with them. Just wondering if you could share your experience with us. Regards,

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shariq001
Aug 26, 2021 2:58 pm

Mould detected during pre-plaster inspection

Mould detected during pre-plaster inspection

No, You have your wires crossed. Inspector's job is to inspect and report on issues of compliance and conformance on the day. What happened before is a subject of expert…

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building-expert
Aug 26, 2021 1:12 pm
building-expert
Kippers01
Kippers01
26 August

Do I Take the Owner or Builder to VCAT for Damages to our Pr

Do I Take the Owner or Builder to VCAT for Damages to our Pr

If your property has been damaged or compromised and the builder refuses to address it then thats a matter for the police. I suggest you make a statement at the local…

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Kippers01
Aug 26, 2021 12:14 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
24 August

Downpipe at facade

Downpipe at facade
1, 2

They have re-worded that particular regulation a few times now, it was "between" at one stage in the now distant past. The NCC does state "downpipes at valleys" but the…

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SaveH2O
Aug 24, 2021 11:57 pm
SaveH2O
bashworth
bashworth
24 August

White patches on slab

White patches on slab

Its more of a problem when there is issues of water getting into the slab, for instance I had ongoing issues at the front edge of my garage slab, but only the first 50mm…

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bashworth
Aug 24, 2021 10:30 pm
bashworth
Andarvin
Andarvin
24 August

Kitchen, bathrooms

Kitchen, bathrooms

Hi, We are building with beechwood homes and was wondering what kitchen company do they use and costs for upgrading the kitchen Many thanks

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Andarvin
Aug 24, 2021 10:16 am
worldofmud
worldofmud
23 August

Concrete vs screw piers

Concrete vs screw piers
NSW

There could be problems with both options, your geotechnical engineer should advise further investigation or the structural design should include some clauses so you avoid…

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worldofmud
Aug 23, 2021 9:46 pm
boris594
boris594
23 August

Knockdown rebuild, flat Sydney block - 220-250sqm home cost

Knockdown rebuild, flat Sydney block - 220-250sqm home cost

Sounds about right to me. I remember in 2017 one of the big builders telling me that the last time they did a KDR in Sydney less than $500k all up was around 2012....…

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boris594
Aug 23, 2021 6:33 pm

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