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cut and fill question

cut and fill question
VIC

neb880 Check your engineering drawings They should have extended the level out around the perimeter by a meter to allow for access path , scaffolding, brickwork, etc Your…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 14, 2018 12:04 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
SweetnSassy7
SweetnSassy7
14 January

Building with Dennis Family Homes (Melb)

Building with Dennis Family Homes (Melb)
VIC

Been pretty quiet on our end at the moment with Christmas and NY. Just trying to work out colours and designs we are keen on for interiors and exteriors. Does anyone…

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SweetnSassy7
Jan 14, 2018 9:36 am
Mrs_W
Mrs_W
14 January

KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370
VIC

I will echo what Marlbling said. Darbecca are a lot more picky than DJM.

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Mrs_W
Jan 14, 2018 9:35 am

We had tiling start this week! Haven’t heard from anyone from Bentley and no weekly update email. I’m so glad work has started again. We have just passed the 8 month…

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Mrs_W
Jan 14, 2018 9:33 am
Dani_J
Dani_J
14 January

Moving mains water tap - hard to do?

Moving mains water tap - hard to do?
VIC

Speak to the water company :) Our 37sq Custom Hamptons Inspired Home: http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=86931

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Dani_J
Jan 14, 2018 8:48 am

This is our floorplan yet to be drafted 😊

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Cleef85
Jan 13, 2018 7:37 pm
just_a_draftee
just_a_draftee
13 January

Our build with Easystart Homes in Carissa Estate (Seville Gr

Our build with Easystart Homes in Carissa Estate (Seville Gr
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

We are well ahead haha! Only got electrical finals,plumbing fixtures, paving, garage door and external painting to go :/

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just_a_draftee
Jan 13, 2018 6:26 pm
just_a_draftee
Brenton41
Brenton41
13 January

Single story vs double story

Single story vs double story

Just my 2 cents worth... Your block is quite big compared to most and you will find that there is a minimum percentage of land that you can't build on…

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Brenton41
Jan 13, 2018 6:18 pm
kaycee
kaycee
13 January

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
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@Fee21: It will be the entity which approved your construction plans. Rawson Homes should be able to tell you who to approach.

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kaycee
Jan 13, 2018 3:19 pm
thellama
thellama
13 January

Boutique Homes

Boutique Homes
VIC
1 ... 168, 169, 170

We signed the PWC in late June 2017 and had our Contract in late September 2017. The time in between is good to do research for the Contract/Colours. We got the soil…

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thellama
Jan 13, 2018 2:05 pm
Aimn_4U
Aimn_4U
13 January

Mandurah (Singleton) Site Works cost

Mandurah (Singleton) Site Works cost

Planning to build in Singleton approx 1200sqm block about 700m from beach. Fairly level block. Anyone built recently and has a rough estimate on site work costs ?

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Aimn_4U
Jan 13, 2018 11:56 am
mj-mac4
mj-mac4
13 January

Coral Homes - Hampton 26 - Tweed

Coral Homes - Hampton 26 - Tweed
NSW

Lol they will look great! We went for a drive through the estate and our neighbours are getting their slab poured! It’s exciting to see some action on the blocks but now…

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mj-mac4
Jan 13, 2018 11:20 am
mj-mac4
aphsta
aphsta
13 January

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home
NSW
1, 2, 3

We got home and had our welcome letter from the construction team dated 8/1/18 so it looks like our 4 weeks isn’t starting till early February. We can’t check it…

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aphsta
Jan 13, 2018 9:33 am
Norfolk
Norfolk
13 January

PCI checklist

PCI checklist
NSW

HI Deepugacob, I organised Houspect to do an extra inspection report and accompanied their inspector for the 4 hours it took him. I also bought a good laser line level…

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Norfolk
Jan 13, 2018 7:06 am
JaNelly
JaNelly
13 January

Test

Test
WA

Testing

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JaNelly
Jan 13, 2018 2:47 am
JaNelly
Aimn_4U
Aimn_4U
13 January

Planning to Build Kit home in Mandurah (Singleton)

Planning to Build Kit home in Mandurah (Singleton)

Hi All, My husband and I are looking into building a kit home in Mandurah. Block is 1200sqm and approx 700m from the beach. Has anyone built in the area recently and can…

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Aimn_4U
Jan 13, 2018 2:17 am
gmohitg
gmohitg
12 January

Timber Windows and Stacker Doors

Timber Windows and Stacker Doors

It says in another post Canterbury supplies the timber windows for Metricon.

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gmohitg
Jan 12, 2018 9:57 pm
gmohitg
Skcel
Skcel
12 January

Our First Build - GJ Gardner - Week 8

Our First Build - GJ Gardner - Week 8
1, 2

Update, End of week 8 today and the plastering has been completed aswell as the remaining bricks on the garage wall which couldnt be completed due to the plaster in the…

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Skcel
Jan 12, 2018 9:38 pm
Skcel
Jenifermarie
Jenifermarie
12 January

Bank Loan issue with Carlise Homes New Payment Schedule

Bank Loan issue with Carlise Homes New Payment Schedule
VIC

We had similar problems with our builder (Wisdom homes in NSW). CBA have agreed to fund our build as long as the total of the deposit plus first two stages does not exceed…

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Jenifermarie
Jan 12, 2018 9:29 pm

Brick layers are almost done! Was great to have them back onsite after only a short Christmas break. Next is eaves and downpipes, then the scaffolding can come down so…

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Seren1ty
Jan 12, 2018 9:01 pm
spiffmiff
spiffmiff
12 January

1st Build - New Choice Homes

1st Build - New Choice Homes
WA
1, 2

I've ordered my blinds from DIY Online Blinds and the prices seemed good, plus heaps of fabric options and they send out the samples super quick. I noticed that the fabric…

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spiffmiff
Jan 12, 2018 7:36 pm
spiffmiff
bhbb
bhbb
12 January

Commercial and residential builder

Commercial and residential builder
VIC

Good advice about "last job" How do I find out what was their last job? Email builder and ask? Or any registry I can check online by company name, project address, ...?

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bhbb
Jan 12, 2018 7:21 pm
fei
fei
12 January

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone
NSW

Hi Vame, Yes the project have been delayed in the past. They told us was because the council didn't approve the original plan. It was delayed by about 10 months from the…

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fei
Jan 12, 2018 5:07 pm
Mrs_W
Mrs_W
12 January

Porter Davis Waldorf

Porter Davis Waldorf
VIC

That looks familiar, but our house is single story, which is a little cheaper than double.

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Mrs_W
Jan 12, 2018 2:47 pm
atemby
atemby
12 January

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT
WA
1, 2

Oh ok will look into it we have prestart 7th Feb! i see your building with Summit I work for Summit:)

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atemby
Jan 12, 2018 1:59 pm
atemby
sarah louu
sarah louu
12 January

Lucere estate at Leppington

Lucere estate at Leppington
NSW
1, 2

Hi Sandeep, I think our land registered in September from memory. We put our deposit down in April last year, so we had quite a short wait for our registration but the…

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sarah louu
Jan 12, 2018 1:13 pm
Summitlovin
Summitlovin
12 January

First Build with Summit Perth WA

First Build with Summit Perth WA
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

😔 I hope you see some contract before the weekend is done. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you! I wonder what is holding up the paperwork whether it is drafting or…

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Summitlovin
Jan 12, 2018 1:00 pm

Write reply... Got Plantation shutters installed upstairs in the TV room Gas log heater installed - best time to buy is during summer :) I have had a few messages on…

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Samk
Jan 12, 2018 12:46 pm
t_holt86
t_holt86
12 January

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?
VIC
1 ... 247, 248, 249

We signed the PWC in June 16 originally for settlement in March 17, which was pushed to September, which was pushed to December, and finally now in Jan 18. So ours was 4…

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t_holt86
Jan 12, 2018 10:32 am
t_holt86
building-expert
building-expert
12 January

No occupancy permit unless appliances are sourced through bu

No occupancy permit unless appliances are sourced through bu
VIC

At what stage is your build? Have appliances been included in your contract price?

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building-expert
Jan 12, 2018 10:19 am
building-expert
Mikka83
Mikka83
12 January

Metricon Kirra 23

Metricon Kirra 23

Oh wow!! So glad I’ve found this blog... We are going to build a Metricon kirra23! But are finding it very hard to find any photos of the inside of the house.... has…

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Mikka83
Jan 12, 2018 10:14 am
xjanex
xjanex
12 January

Damages for beginning construction after anticipated start d

Damages for beginning construction after anticipated start d
QLD

We got it in the form of a variation before they would give us our start date. I guess the only good thing is we don't have to pay it for months, gives me more time to…

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xjanex
Jan 12, 2018 3:51 am
xjanex
KatrinaH
KatrinaH
11 January

Katrina's 2nd home build - Gympie

Katrina's 2nd home build - Gympie
QLD
1 ... 13, 14, 15

It totally does. I don't even know what the plumber was thinking. I anxiously checked my paperwork because I thought the only reason he would do it like that is because we…

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KatrinaH
Jan 11, 2018 10:43 pm

Modified coral grange 25 first build huntlee

Modified coral grange 25 first build huntlee
NSW

it was 45 deg plus on the day at thornton in the garage and the place was closed for xmas holidays no air con we just wanted out of there

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NATH.KRISTYBUTLER
Jan 11, 2018 9:57 pm
pEast
pEast
11 January

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Well, I think the width might be about a metre more in 430. Compared to price - u may have used that difference on a lot of upgrades to suit anyway. Yes - I'm also…

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pEast
Jan 11, 2018 8:53 pm

Plumbers left me with this little beauty today! Thanks! Fortunately we are allowed to cover it but it's sitting pretty high. This replaces the riser pipe that was…

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bank
Jan 11, 2018 7:54 pm
bank
zooch84
zooch84
11 January

Metricon - Chelsea 37

Metricon - Chelsea 37

Already got my independant inspectors booked. Im also only 5min away from it, so will be going there every day I've memorised that plan so well id could probably build…

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zooch84
Jan 11, 2018 7:36 pm
Aegean430
Aegean430
11 January

Building Mainvue Aegean430 - 45sq in Berwick Waters

Building Mainvue Aegean430 - 45sq in Berwick Waters
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Thanks firsttime_homies, I think you’re right about it taking longer with inspections. I believe they do a better job when they know their work is going to be checked,…

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Aegean430
Jan 11, 2018 7:22 pm
Aegean430
Rockgod70
Rockgod70
11 January

Firstyle Home - Braeside 42sq

Firstyle Home - Braeside 42sq
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hey, Bhoot, I checked our Cedar Facade plans and it all says Rendered brickwork around the garage.

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Rockgod70
Jan 11, 2018 6:58 pm
Rockgod70
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
11 January

HIGHLANDS ESTATE STAGE 284 - Craigieburn

HIGHLANDS ESTATE STAGE 284 - Craigieburn
VIC

Seems like an old thread but was wondering how did you go with the Slab ?

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Ozshaz
Jan 11, 2018 6:25 pm
Tigz1993
Tigz1993
11 January

Anyone building in Plenty Gorge Views estate, South Morang

Anyone building in Plenty Gorge Views estate, South Morang
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hi guys just had this update Council PC inspection will be on Monday. Unfortunately people have been away on holidays and Monday has been the earliest we have been able…

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Tigz1993
Jan 11, 2018 4:30 pm
shihalv
shihalv
11 January

Boundary Fence VIC - first to move in

Boundary Fence VIC - first to move in
VIC

Hi, Just wanted to get some feedback opinions regarding our situation. In our stage, we were the first house to finish the build and we will be moving soon. I've manage…

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shihalv
Jan 11, 2018 4:21 pm
jellytot
jellytot
11 January

Anyone building Clarendon homes Sheridan 39 mkii in Edmondso

Anyone building Clarendon homes Sheridan 39 mkii in Edmondso
NSW

You’re most welcome! I’m terms of tips, gosh, where to start??!! If you have any specific questions in mind, please feel free to pm me and I’ll be more than happy to…

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jellytot
Jan 11, 2018 3:32 pm
Entilzha
Entilzha
11 January

Statesman, Greenock MKII

Statesman, Greenock MKII
SA
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Hows the post handover work going

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Entilzha
Jan 11, 2018 3:10 pm
Gulliv
Gulliv
11 January

Taubmans paint wall colour

Taubmans paint wall colour

Thanks so much. Your kitchen looks lovely.

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Gulliv
Jan 11, 2018 2:58 pm

House Demolition Adelaide

House Demolition Adelaide
SA

We demolished our house in september last year We had planned it long in advance and booked in february The company was back logged only 6 weeks. we called them about 4…

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DanTheUpholsterer
Jan 11, 2018 2:10 pm


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