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Legendary
Legendary
12 January

Advice please: Dual occ in Bayside, Vic

Advice please: Dual occ in Bayside, Vic

A few other costs to consider with a dual occupancy: - Upgrade from overhead electricity to underground pit: $3-$6k - Water utility charge incl. dual water meters with…

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Legendary
Jan 12, 2021 12:23 pm
Paul Dem
Paul Dem
12 January

Ceasarstone Pricing

Ceasarstone Pricing

Hi, I am just looking at getting a new kitchen…

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Paul Dem
Jan 12, 2021 10:28 am

Dune is a nice colour for main render and you can make contrast by a darker grey like colorbond Basalt for feature render together with Monument window frames. For…

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Karlos1001
Jan 12, 2021 1:49 am
LandAndHome
LandAndHome
11 January

Tips for first home buyers

Tips for first home buyers

Hi pasalamat, How did you go with the new build? Did any of the advice you receive help you with the new build?

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LandAndHome
Jan 11, 2021 9:53 pm
LandAndHome
LandAndHome
11 January

Garage wall storage: brooms/sticks

Garage wall storage: brooms/sticks
WA

Thank you Althom. I appreciate your help.

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LandAndHome
Jan 11, 2021 5:45 pm
magirl
magirl
11 January

Anyone build with new homes shop ?

Anyone build with new homes shop ?

i just wanted to follow up on this post.....

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magirl
Jan 11, 2021 11:14 am
Wokaaa
Wokaaa
11 January

Registration of Land in Emerald Hills

Registration of Land in Emerald Hills

Curious as well. I also got land in stage 11. Let me know if you get any feedback

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Wokaaa
Jan 11, 2021 12:42 am
JShah
JShah
10 January

Ideal Homes WA - Hammond Park

Ideal Homes WA - Hammond Park
WA

Looks great thanks for all the info!! 😀 its really going to help. Can i please ask you the price for notaio walnut polytec? I am thinking that for my kitchen…

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JShah
Jan 10, 2021 10:40 pm
mrbiggens
mrbiggens
10 January

Allworth Carlisle Build In Western Sydney

Allworth Carlisle Build In Western Sydney
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi OriginalCollector The prebuild process is a little tedious, but that is the same with most builders. Allworth at the time we’re not very good with assisting with…

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mrbiggens
Jan 10, 2021 7:13 pm
mrbiggens
Renee4132
Renee4132
10 January

Surfmist Windows

Surfmist Windows

Hi just wondering if those that have used colorbond surf mist have tinted their windows also? Im not sure on how this will look?

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Renee4132
Jan 10, 2021 5:45 pm
Sudoko
Sudoko
10 January

Buying land at Tallawong Road Rouse Hill

Buying land at Tallawong Road Rouse Hill
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi folks, I'm planning to buy a land in Tallawong. Are there any groups/forums to discuss ?

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Sudoko
Jan 10, 2021 3:58 pm
Vineet Babbar
Vineet Babbar
10 January

East west homes review please

East west homes review please
VIC

Hey Adam, Just saw that put your post in 2017 for the review. Coincidentally, I've been to EWH today and like their plans. Whats your review, if you went with them in…

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Vineet Babbar
Jan 10, 2021 12:36 am
Holly72
Holly72
9 January

Anyone built with midland silverbirch brick?

Anyone built with midland silverbirch brick?

Hi Sal, I'm finding my Google searches are giving very little in our brick choice. Thank you for your feedback. I love the sound of what your doing and will Google…

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Holly72
Jan 09, 2021 10:12 pm
alex95
alex95
9 January

Fairhaven Riverview 266 with Surfcoast facade

Fairhaven Riverview 266 with Surfcoast facade
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

geontREY emmak8 how did you guys go with your fairhaven builds?

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alex95
Jan 09, 2021 7:23 pm
stonesthrow
stonesthrow
9 January

Banksia House from YourHome Passive Design

Banksia House from YourHome Passive Design

Yeah we're pretty far behind hey. I don't think a custom home is necessarily MUCH more expensive than a mid tier standard volume home. I'm hoping to build a 160-170m2…

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stonesthrow
Jan 09, 2021 5:33 pm

Pricing up, appreciate any input please

Pricing up, appreciate any input please

Housing is a walk in the park compared to Commercial builds It's piecemeal work-> Unit work completed per day-> measured in time or units OT, I'd go bankrupt if I paid…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 08, 2021 10:54 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
NathanPS
NathanPS
8 January

Alfresco floor doesn't come as standard?

Alfresco floor doesn't come as standard?

We had to pay for our tiles but broom finished concrete was standard. As above though, each builder is different.

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NathanPS
Jan 08, 2021 12:15 am

HI All, We have chosen a weatherboard front facade with a surfmist roof and trimmings and the weatherboard in Silkwort Dulux. (See attached inspo). We now need to…

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lozziloo1
Jan 07, 2021 11:31 am
BT1
BT1
7 January

Any one building in Newbrook Estate Near Campbelltown NSW?

Any one building in Newbrook Estate Near Campbelltown NSW?
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi Yonas, How did you go with the HAF checklist, were you able to contact the Department of Social Services about it? We moved to Newbrook and hoping to submit the checklist.

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BT1
Jan 07, 2021 12:07 am
AmitRawat
AmitRawat
6 January

McDonald Jones Homes (Hamilton 5) - First Build

McDonald Jones Homes (Hamilton 5) - First Build
1, 2

Hi Guys, I have received a base quote for Hamilton 5 recently from MJH and that is approximately $311,000. This includes some add-ons like Driveway, Front turf, Flys…

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AmitRawat
Jan 06, 2021 11:06 pm
Hhmm
Hhmm
6 January

SOHO Living

SOHO Living

Anyone else building or built a townhome with https://soholiving.com.au All reviews seem to be fine, but communication from them is terrible nothing is explained, can not…

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Hhmm
Jan 06, 2021 7:59 pm
Hhmm
Hhmm
6 January

Soho builders melbourne

Soho builders melbourne

SOHO Living based on my experience with them should be avoided. Communication is terrible is not none existent. Do not even get a receipt for deposit. Sadly for me I…

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Hhmm
Jan 06, 2021 7:43 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
6 January

Cost required by the builder for engaging your own inspector

Cost required by the builder for engaging your own inspector

The clauses put you at a considerable disadvantage, there is no question that they would be recognised by the ACCC as being unfair contract clauses. Wisdom Homes and a few…

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SaveH2O
Jan 06, 2021 1:23 pm
SaveH2O
gazgolf1
gazgolf1
6 January

Sloping block builder suggestions Brisbane pls

Sloping block builder suggestions Brisbane pls

Thanks for the suggestion they have some nice designs. I notice Bold have a split level has anyone built with them?

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gazgolf1
Jan 06, 2021 9:52 am
Flintzz
Flintzz
5 January

Zero alottment boundary garage

Zero alottment boundary garage

Thanks for the advice, appreciated

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Flintzz
Jan 05, 2021 11:54 pm
tangle88
tangle88
5 January

Anybody know how much welding service would cost in Sydney?

Anybody know how much welding service would cost in Sydney?
NSW

Need to have a steel staircase welded together, any idea of the ballpark figure would be? Stair case is 18 steps over a 3m ceiling height.

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tangle88
Jan 05, 2021 11:22 pm
Fore20
Fore20
5 January

Construction inspections

Construction inspections

I am using https://southwestpropertyinspections.com.au/ for all inspections - Pre Slab, brock, frame, pre lining , PCI etc. I would not trust a builders independent at…

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Fore20
Jan 05, 2021 6:08 pm
Fore20
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Althom
Jan 05, 2021 5:00 pm
Althom

We are building with a small builder, in Glenorie, I’m happy to PM you his details.

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gogo65
Jan 05, 2021 3:18 pm
gogo65
biki
biki
5 January

Anyone building in Alkimos?

Anyone building in Alkimos?
WA
1, 2

All d best for your build. Yeah everything is ok. We bought a ready build house at Wanneroo instead. May be we will build in Alkimos in future. Regards, Sambit

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biki
Jan 05, 2021 2:41 pm
ToWuAHome
ToWuAHome
5 January

Better Built Homes

Better Built Homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi Lina, For us, the stormwater line item was still a provisional estimate at tender so wasn’t fixed until contract stage. The stormwater detention system hadn’t…

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ToWuAHome
Jan 05, 2021 6:22 am
AnjC
AnjC
5 January

Building Inspector Perth

Building Inspector Perth

Hello I checked this forum for recommendations for a building inspector in Perth. One of the recommended inspectors seems to do their first inspection at plate height. …

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AnjC
Jan 05, 2021 2:02 am
AnjC
AnjC
5 January

Construction period and liquidated damage in HIA Contract

Construction period and liquidated damage in HIA Contract

You can try to negotiate anything you like! Note though that liquidated damages are supposed to be a genuine preestimate of your loss, so you might have to argue your case…

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AnjC
Jan 05, 2021 1:33 am
AnjC
AnjC
5 January

Building contract - unusual conditions favouring builder

Building contract - unusual conditions favouring builder

Contractually it's pretty standard for them to seek an indemnity for things outside of their control - which in my view is fair. No one should be held liable for things…

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AnjC
Jan 05, 2021 1:29 am
AnjC
AnjC
5 January

Owner Supplied Materials

Owner Supplied Materials

I have owner supplied a number of items (face bricks; tiles; bath; door hardware; heated towel rails). I have also managed to secure a number of 'after handover' items…

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AnjC
Jan 05, 2021 1:23 am
shraz
shraz
5 January

Private Builder Price

Private Builder Price
VIC
1, 2

Who did you all end up building with for your custom homes. I’m looking at Building in Doreen and would appreciate the help. Thank you

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shraz
Jan 05, 2021 1:01 am
Fore20
Fore20
4 January

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
1 ... 75, 76, 77

we are building the below Haven 30 with Fowler Homes https://haven30.blogspot.com/

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Fore20
Jan 04, 2021 8:22 pm
Fore20
Fig456
Fig456
4 January

Has anyone built with Belmont Homez

Has anyone built with Belmont Homez

Hi, Has anyone had any experience with this builder ?

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Fig456
Jan 04, 2021 12:50 pm
Splashers
Splashers
3 January

Upgrade costs for Clarendon

Upgrade costs for Clarendon

Most Clarendon upgrades end up costing customers a lot as their Display homes have All Upgrades. The displays do not reflect what you actually get as standard inclusions…

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Splashers
Jan 03, 2021 11:15 pm
Splashers
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Holly72
Jan 03, 2021 5:26 pm
Althom
Althom
3 January

BGC Company WA

BGC Company WA

Most builders are flat out right now due to low interest rates and Government handouts. I suspect a few of them will end up with bad reputations due to; 1. Using poorly…

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Althom
Jan 03, 2021 4:11 pm
Althom
Thejamshop
Thejamshop
3 January

Macdonald Jones coffs Harbour

Macdonald Jones coffs Harbour

Hi Has anyone built with MDJ in Coffs Harbour recently.We don't seem to be able to find any reviews on them in the Coffs area. Would like some feed back on your…

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Thejamshop
Jan 03, 2021 10:47 am
Thejamshop
lmcavennie
lmcavennie
3 January

Solar hot water system, solar panels and Photo voltaic panel

Solar hot water system, solar panels and Photo voltaic panel
WA

Hi Everyone, I am currently in the process of building a home in Alkimos. We will be undertaking our Pre-Start in January and we are completely stuck on what to do with…

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lmcavennie
Jan 03, 2021 3:41 am
r_13
r_13
2 January

4m Side Sloping Block (Questions!)

4m Side Sloping Block (Questions!)
SA

The soil classification regarding foundation movement is explained here: https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/consumers/gu ... n-movement Soil classifications…

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r_13
Jan 02, 2021 6:06 pm
r_13
MichelleHill
MichelleHill
2 January

Too much white?

Too much white?

Hey all, just trying to decide on external colours. Is this too much white? Not enough contrast in colours? Was originally going with monument roof but think the surfmist…

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MichelleHill
Jan 02, 2021 11:55 am
barnie22
barnie22
2 January

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 55, 56, 57

Thanks! Do you recall how long between your Studio You appointment and getting the CDC approval? Cheers

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barnie22
Jan 02, 2021 10:46 am

Otherwise you have this on the outside of your new home... Very nice..! Stewie

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Stewie D
Jan 02, 2021 10:26 am

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