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Harweeeee
Harweeeee
27 November

Cost for 4 bedroom, Single Storey Home

Cost for 4 bedroom, Single Storey Home
VIC

I'd say around $240k-$300k depending on what you want yeah. Ours is 226m2 and is costing around $240k but we negotiated for that price. Not sure how much different VIC is…

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Harweeeee
Nov 27, 2019 5:23 pm
Harweeeee
brokenstick
brokenstick
27 November

Demolition prior to construction approval

Demolition prior to construction approval

Most if the demolishers I spoke to required me to provide fencing. The fence hire company charged me the same whether I kept it for a week or 6 months (around $400).…

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brokenstick
Nov 27, 2019 4:23 pm
brokenstick
jessicaramnani
jessicaramnani
27 November

Any experience with United Homes Australia

Any experience with United Homes Australia
VIC

The corner walls of the bedroom of my flat got damaged in a month by leakage of water from the bathroom. At that time I called Mr Amit Sofat who…

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jessicaramnani
Nov 27, 2019 3:52 pm
Ronnal
Ronnal
27 November

KDR - High Site Costs Reasonable?

KDR - High Site Costs Reasonable?
NSW

Hi Richard Makes sense. $61900 for essential…

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Ronnal
Nov 27, 2019 1:58 pm
wagga123
wagga123
27 November

lead in conduit issue with Carlisle

lead in conduit issue with Carlisle
VIC

The terms of the building contract might cover this.

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wagga123
Nov 27, 2019 9:51 am
Mohe
Mohe
26 November

Colour selection

Colour selection

Hi there, this does help, thank you so much. :) The house front faces east. I am inclining towards changing garage and main door colour from shale grey to basalt. Thinking…

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Mohe
Nov 26, 2019 10:59 pm
ceciyau
ceciyau
26 November

Tender presentation with Hall & Hart

Tender presentation with Hall & Hart

Hi Amanda, May I ask how's much you are building the Elyse, I have seen it in the display home and very interested in it. Why you choose Hall and Hart ?

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ceciyau
Nov 26, 2019 4:59 pm
Sanders2
Sanders2
26 November

Champion Homes

Champion Homes
NSW

Hi, just depend, my experience with column builder is the same as your. It is better to go for builder that quote price for the whole work, only government fee is all…

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Sanders2
Nov 26, 2019 1:44 pm
janz
janz
26 November

Sherridon Mandalay 25 vs Porter Davis Midland 21

Sherridon Mandalay 25 vs Porter Davis Midland 21
VIC

Thank you very much for the advice Rob. I didn't go with either of them because after some investigation, a split-level/step down home would best suit our block. So it is…

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janz
Nov 26, 2019 12:49 pm
Oz3429
Oz3429
26 November

Building Rosenthal Sunbury 2019

Building Rosenthal Sunbury 2019

Hi brianbuilds We just finished building a few months ago in Rosenthal but prices are from early last year. Upgrade to H2+ waffle slab $6,000 Bored piers…

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Oz3429
Nov 26, 2019 1:14 am
LOL2000
LOL2000
26 November

1st time building WA

1st time building WA
WA

We had a change in site supervisor and the slab was poured a week later then anticipated. Fast forward 4 weeks and we have the upper frame and roof structure installed.

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LOL2000
Nov 26, 2019 1:11 am
HugoBarney
HugoBarney
25 November

Canberra custom KDR

Canberra custom KDR
ACT
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi algernon. Great thread. Can I ask which company it is who you found re the ERV which is coupled with a heat pump for heating/cooling? This is exactly what I've been…

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HugoBarney
Nov 25, 2019 11:22 pm
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Simonhome
Nov 25, 2019 10:14 pm
Simonhome
Funkynoodles
Funkynoodles
25 November

Knockdown rebuild- Clarendon Hamilton 36

Knockdown rebuild- Clarendon Hamilton 36

It’s a lovely design. Our block has a 25m frontage so it’s too wide for most designs and not wide enough for acreage designs. Hopefully with the third garage the…

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Funkynoodles
Nov 25, 2019 9:05 pm
algernon
algernon
25 November

Custom 2-storey knockdown rebuild - Canberra

Custom 2-storey knockdown rebuild - Canberra
ACT

Looking good so far - how have you found dealing with the builder?

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algernon
Nov 25, 2019 8:17 pm
algernon
algernon
25 November

Home valuations on new house/land builds

Home valuations on new house/land builds
VIC

Me providing the lender won't help you (SGB for the record, though) - because it's not the LENDER that determines the value, its the VALUER. The banks don't do…

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algernon
Nov 25, 2019 8:12 pm
SPG
SPG
25 November

Deposits via cash or bank loan, what is the difference?

Deposits via cash or bank loan, what is the difference?

Looks like most of your questions have already been answered but in terms of sales commission, yes they get paid a commission but its more like 2-3%, however that is…

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SPG
Nov 25, 2019 7:29 pm
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Harweeeee
Nov 25, 2019 5:53 pm
Harweeeee
Nick_6
Nick_6
25 November

Rawdon Hill

Rawdon Hill
VIC

No problems. My neighbours, friends and I are happy to help people avoid the trouble we had! Best of luck with everything and hope it all goes smoothly.

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Nick_6
Nov 25, 2019 3:33 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
25 November

'Notorious' builder Frank Nadinic

'Notorious' builder Frank Nadinic

The building industry is fragmented...broken...corrupt. There needs to be Federal political will to create a unified and streamlined regulatory body.…

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SaveH2O
Nov 25, 2019 11:17 am
SaveH2O
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 November

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi dingo55 Welcome to the forum Here this may assist Cheers Chris

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 25, 2019 8:41 am
StructuralBIMGuy
indo26slate
indo26slate
25 November

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 575, 576, 577

Me too, I haven't signed on yet. Where abouts are you building?

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indo26slate
Nov 25, 2019 8:35 am
wagga123
wagga123
25 November

Anyone build with icon homes

Anyone build with icon homes
NSW

Don't know if I could accept just walking away without fighting for a refund. You have a good case. Think about going to your State's consumer authority (they have…

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wagga123
Nov 25, 2019 3:23 am
Jumbuk
Jumbuk
24 November

Building the Chifley with Rawson - Update Photos - 24th Aug

Building the Chifley with Rawson - Update Photos - 24th Aug
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hi Chifley, We started redesigning our kitchen and landed smack bang with a design that is preety spot on to what you have, we're still concerned with how to deal with…

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Jumbuk
Nov 24, 2019 10:06 pm
Steve4216
Steve4216
24 November

What to negotiate with the builder?

What to negotiate with the builder?

It's really hard to tell without knowing exactly how much room they have to play with. A common one is negotiating a fence or some landscaping into the quote for cheaper…

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Steve4216
Nov 24, 2019 7:55 pm
Newbie2334
Newbie2334
24 November

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Hi all. We are close to handover stage and my partner and I took a drive to our home to have a quick look around the exterior before our final inspection. We noticed that…

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Newbie2334
Nov 24, 2019 9:38 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
23 November

Coral Bahama 50 - heavily modified

Coral Bahama 50 - heavily modified
QLD

This isn't unusual and is industry wide. A lot of new home buyers don't have their contract checked :(. The contract and build quality are separate. The build quality…

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SaveH2O
Nov 23, 2019 9:25 am
SaveH2O
KamadoJusto
KamadoJusto
23 November

Paint

Paint
NSW

Bump

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KamadoJusto
Nov 23, 2019 6:35 am
ben888
ben888
23 November

Setback rules for this corner block

Setback rules for this corner block

I think part of the issue here is that you do not have a corner block, and trying to apply corner block rules here will get you nowhere. You have essentially what is…

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ben888
Nov 23, 2019 12:13 am
ben888
shokel1975
shokel1975
22 November

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 28, 29, 30

We received waterproofing certificates today at handover.

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shokel1975
Nov 22, 2019 10:17 pm
shokel1975
Shan_brad
Shan_brad
22 November

REGENT HOMES - ADELAIDE

REGENT HOMES - ADELAIDE
SA

Hi Did anyone ended up building with regent homes considering them for our new build

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Shan_brad
Nov 22, 2019 7:27 pm

Hey guys, So it has been a little while, but things are still moving along! We are booked in for our PCI on the 25th of November, with handover being booked for end of…

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Greenwoods2309
Nov 22, 2019 2:40 pm
Greenwoods2309
brightstarshine
brightstarshine
22 November

Building inspector - not really worth it

Building inspector - not really worth it
1, 2

Australian Property & Building Inspections APBI stated afterwards to brightstarshine that they did not intend to check the building works comply with Australian standards…

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brightstarshine
Nov 22, 2019 2:26 pm
brightstarshine
DanC
DanC
22 November

Boston 42 with Clarendon

Boston 42 with Clarendon

I will 100% doing the same in my next build. The last investment house I built earlier this year was about 208sqm (single level) with 2700mm ceiling, even some of the…

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DanC
Nov 22, 2019 1:52 pm
indo26slate
indo26slate
22 November

Built in robe fit outs after handover

Built in robe fit outs after handover

Hi all, I am choosing a project builder in Brisbane. The builder offers an upgrade to 2400mm high BIRs in lieu of the standard…

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indo26slate
Nov 22, 2019 10:51 am
Dmcintyre85
Dmcintyre85
22 November

Clarendon Boston 34 design considerations

Clarendon Boston 34 design considerations

Thanks for all the suggestions and comments. I’m fairness I knew the limitation of the block when purchasing and I would be unable to mirror designs. I’ll discuss…

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Dmcintyre85
Nov 22, 2019 10:50 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
22 November

Considering New Build with Trendsetter Homes

Considering New Build with Trendsetter Homes

BIM has already progressed to the next level ie dynamic shared data on engineering projects OT Subconsciously engineers trust other engineer I tell my building clients…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 22, 2019 9:14 am
StructuralBIMGuy
iregeo19
iregeo19
22 November

MCDONALD JONES MONTEREY

MCDONALD JONES MONTEREY

Hi All We will buiding our new home with MJH in 2020 the Monterey4. Has anyone built this home. ? If so could you share some photos. Hard to work off a plan Thanks

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iregeo19
Nov 22, 2019 7:56 am
Harweeeee
Harweeeee
21 November

First Home :) Building with Dixon Homes

First Home :) Building with Dixon Homes
QLD
1 ... 29, 30, 31

Just found this thread, I'm from the area and think I saw this on the market this year and when I was looking at the kitchen in this thread I was like wait... I've seen…

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Harweeeee
Nov 21, 2019 5:30 pm
Harweeeee
DanC
DanC
21 November

Harrington - AusBuild

Harrington - AusBuild
QLD

Hi AlCaLuJo2 Did you end up taking some updated photos of your facade? I am considering the same facade on another Ausbuild design however they seem to be quite…

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DanC
Nov 21, 2019 2:07 pm
vuster
vuster
21 November

My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build

My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build
VIC
1 ... 48, 49, 50

render-dulux candlebark window trim - Dulux Beige Royal

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vuster
Nov 21, 2019 1:37 pm
vuster
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
21 November

Footprints in Driveway

Footprints in Driveway

Get another opinion if it eases your mind before going for the builders solution. It’s obviously very frustrating for you, but when cars are actually parked on the…

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Bebbsy
Nov 21, 2019 8:07 am
JJ2019
JJ2019
20 November

Building Belrose 42 LE with Metricon

Building Belrose 42 LE with Metricon
VIC

Yes its the master, Its just the single vanity in the standard plan, I am upgrading it to add the double vanity and bath. I will post the new plans soon. Have a look at…

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JJ2019
Nov 20, 2019 8:47 pm
JJ2019
TJD
TJD
20 November

Brick house

Brick house

Can anyone tell me if it costs more to have your house facade bricks laid in the 'stack' pattern? And is it as strong as traditional brick laying?

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TJD
Nov 20, 2019 8:34 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
20 November

Looking for advice on a foundation issue

Looking for advice on a foundation issue

I am sure there are retired engineers locally not affiliated to builders that may help out? LOL special grout my back side, IMO, that SS should have his license…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 20, 2019 8:12 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Guri
Guri
20 November

Building with SJD homes

Building with SJD homes

Hello everyone...we are planning to build our first house with SJD homes...Any reviews about them..Should we go with them...

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Guri
Nov 20, 2019 7:34 pm
karthikb
karthikb
20 November

Builders

Builders

Hi All, I am planning to construct a house in Melbourne's western suburbs in an established estate. I am yet to look at builders. I was wondering which builders to go to…

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karthikb
Nov 20, 2019 11:52 am

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