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GLO
GLO
26 May

What did you forget to ask at Tender?

What did you forget to ask at Tender?
NSW

Hi, I'm sure this question will be useful to everyone about to request for a Tender regardless of the builder. Please share your thoughts, on what might be easily…

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GLO
May 26, 2017 8:47 am
PVBuild
PVBuild
26 May

Advice required: rear setback vs my boundary vs estate fence

Advice required: rear setback vs my boundary vs estate fence
QLD

As part of your build, the builder should already have done a re-establishment survey. And yes, the boundary is measured from the plot boundary, not the fence. I would be…

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PVBuild
May 26, 2017 7:41 am
MandM+4
MandM+4
25 May

Silly Hallway HELP!

Silly Hallway HELP!

You may as well make your garage storage cupboard bigger and have the garage door in the entrance. I wouldn't change anything else as you don't want bedroom entries off…

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MandM+4
May 25, 2017 2:25 pm
Joker
Joker
25 May

Building a 6 Bedroom House

Building a 6 Bedroom House
VIC

Wow what a nightmare, so many bathrooms to clean Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
May 25, 2017 12:57 pm
shellby
shellby
25 May

Tiles cracking

Tiles cracking
NSW

We watched him throughout the 4 days, def enough adhesive - we have done our own tiling in the past (with no cracking btw) and he cleaned the whole slab. He was the…

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shellby
May 25, 2017 12:57 pm
shellby
jaymak
jaymak
25 May

WA - Perception Homes vs In-Vogue Homes

WA - Perception Homes vs In-Vogue Homes
WA

Thanks tdk14! I'll have a look through it and see. It seems of the builders I'm looking at, they're all pretty much on par except Summit which is a bit ahead. Thanks…

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jaymak
May 25, 2017 10:28 am
jaymak
mamba
mamba
24 May

Lollipop Hill, Manor Lakes VIC

Lollipop Hill, Manor Lakes VIC
VIC

Hi Kidlat, We are building with Henley in Lollipop Hill stage 137 and our site costs for fixed came to almost 26K. But a lot of builder are quoting only around 12-16K…

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mamba
May 24, 2017 5:05 pm
mamba
soura
soura
24 May

Our new home in the Vale Estate, Aveley- Celebration Homes

Our new home in the Vale Estate, Aveley- Celebration Homes
WA

So its exactly a week to PCI or New Home Presentation as Celebration homes call it. It makes me anxious, not having access to the house. Can someone please tell me what I…

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soura
May 24, 2017 1:31 pm
soura
kylz4
kylz4
23 May

Our Metricon Duxton 39- Coastal Facade

Our Metricon Duxton 39- Coastal Facade
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Congratulations PeteK! We got our keys Saturday and almost all moved in, it's a big job but so worth it!!

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kylz4
May 23, 2017 9:46 pm

KDR - High Site Costs Reasonable?

KDR - High Site Costs Reasonable?
NSW

Ouch... They may have included an additional wealth location Cost/levy..I've see it creeping in on afew jobs these days Particularly with the way Sydney prices are…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 23, 2017 2:22 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

We have land!!!!

We have land!!!!
QLD

Welcome Kandgat!! Lovely block and the kids look so happy!! Looking forward to following along

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charlibear
May 23, 2017 12:33 pm
charlibear
MandM+4
MandM+4
23 May

Quartz counter tops

Quartz counter tops

With W it was 1 for kitchen, 1 for bathrooms, and an extra charge if more than that. Cabinet colours- 2 tone kitchen was included and bathroom cabinets there was an extra…

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MandM+4
May 23, 2017 10:05 am

Builder in liquidation - collecting stage certificates?

Builder in liquidation - collecting stage certificates?
QLD

Based in QLD, our builders recently went into liquidation in November. Throughout the whole process we chased and chased the stage certificates (slab, frame, engineering,…

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jazzajones
May 23, 2017 9:56 am
Home_17
Home_17
22 May

Anyone building wisdom homes ambassador?

Anyone building wisdom homes ambassador?
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

We are interested in Ambassador 45 and get first tender already. But we hope to get some window more bigger or some small change. Could any guys give us some suggestion…

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Home_17
May 22, 2017 4:42 pm
TomCat
TomCat
22 May

Simonds Avalon Adelaide

Simonds Avalon Adelaide
SA
1 ... 74, 75, 76

hi peeps, missed you, love youse all! tks!!

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TomCat
May 22, 2017 12:51 pm
TomCat

Building Experinces with McDonaldjones

Building Experinces with McDonaldjones
NSW

Hi there We have paid a deposit but we are still waiting of land to go through council so its very early days for us. We havent done any selections yet although they have…

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sandrandross
May 22, 2017 10:58 am
jaylex
jaylex
22 May

Anyone building/built with Pantha Homes ?

Anyone building/built with Pantha Homes ?
QLD

Hi All. New to this great forum. I've searched the posts re a family owned builder called Pantha and I could only find one post. After looking for a builder for…

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jaylex
May 22, 2017 10:41 am
Persol
Persol
22 May

Building with Eight Homes !

Building with Eight Homes !
VIC

Hi Mrak692, thank you for sharing your experience. It is comforting to know you have had good experience so far. We signed our contract last week and it was a good…

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Persol
May 22, 2017 8:52 am

45-49 Foxall Road, Kellyville (Rose estate)

45-49 Foxall Road, Kellyville (Rose estate)
NSW

Anyone here with land on the Rose bowl Circuit ? We could use this forum to keep each other updated - Have you had any updates on the registration? - Have you been able to…

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whichbuilder
May 22, 2017 1:09 am
Kathls
Kathls
22 May

Carlisle Homes - Claremont 35

Carlisle Homes - Claremont 35
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hey, just joined this forum. We are building a montpellier in glenrose boulevarde... few streets away from circa. Work at our site is going in full force. Slab was poured…

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Kathls
May 22, 2017 12:32 am

Electrical circuits for new build

Electrical circuits for new build
QLD

I'd say all of the usual circuits (lighting, socket outlets, cooking appliances etc) are all included in the price. Any extra dedicated circuits (like for a pool, air…

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1960sModernistHome
May 21, 2017 10:46 pm
1960sModernistHome

We have signed contracts with mentioned companies to build our first home. Interested in reviews- thanks 😊

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lana22
May 21, 2017 9:59 pm

Newenham, Mount Barker

Newenham, Mount Barker
SA

Excellent, we are lot 76. Just signed with our builder on Friday. Very excited!

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Tomcat1983
May 21, 2017 9:39 pm
Sammy74
Sammy74
21 May

My New House

My New House
VIC
1, 2, 3

No start date yet.

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Sammy74
May 21, 2017 6:39 pm
Sammy74

Carlisle Homes - Appointing independent building surveyor

Carlisle Homes - Appointing independent building surveyor
VIC

Hi All, I highly recommend NOT signing any tender or contracts with CH at the moment. They are accepting far more jobs than they can find workers or suppliers to complete…

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mil48-2015
May 21, 2017 12:06 am
mil48-2015
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
20 May

Rainwater location (new build)

Rainwater location (new build)
NSW

That tank's overflow has no mitigation, I hope that you are not harvesting too large a roof area.

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SaveH2O
May 20, 2017 5:19 pm
SaveH2O

Perth Water

Perth Water
WA
1, 2

Update: I finally purchased Fleck Water Softener and it is working good, still can't comment on it before using it for atleast 30 days.

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Bella_Jeri
May 20, 2017 5:16 pm
GregJ
GregJ
20 May

Anyone building with Bellriver homes in Edmondson park?

Anyone building with Bellriver homes in Edmondson park?
NSW

Hi, I'm thinking of building with Bellriver and wanted to know a little about them. The fixed price and hidden expenses?

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GregJ
May 20, 2017 12:59 pm
Oninon
Oninon
19 May

Glendale Rumpus - Theatre

Glendale Rumpus - Theatre
VIC

Thanks nabeelc for your view.

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Oninon
May 19, 2017 8:16 pm

Hi All, Thought I would start a thread for our build. We are building the Monterey 20, due to our narrow block dimensions. Timeline To Date: - May 2016: Prelim quote…

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Han + Az13
May 19, 2017 6:37 pm
Han + Az13
jane11
jane11
19 May

Render Colour - Help!

Render Colour - Help!

Thanks for the suggestion bank. I thought Dune was close too but I managed to find out the actual colour on the Display, it's Dulux 'Mangaweka'. Did not expect it at all…

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jane11
May 19, 2017 4:43 pm

Basic kitchen with walk-in pantry. We were over budget for about 1 grand.

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lia_dvm
May 19, 2017 4:32 pm
lia_dvm

Vienna Q1 build in Capestone, Mango Hill (Plantation Homes)

Vienna Q1 build in Capestone, Mango Hill (Plantation Homes)
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hey all- thanks so much :) We are so happy with our new home :) Turf- We went with a blue coach variety called 'Tropika' and we are very happy with it. It bedded in really…

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jaedencook
May 19, 2017 11:30 am
g33kerb0t
g33kerb0t
19 May

Cost to render

Cost to render
VIC

Hi Ezza, Hebel is one of those new building materials made out of lightweight autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC). You can see it in their displays in Wollert and Roxburgh…

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g33kerb0t
May 19, 2017 9:16 am
g33kerb0t

Glendale 38(Gold Coast)

Glendale 38(Gold Coast)
QLD

Hello Friends, I am going for contract signing soon.:roll: Please feel free to advice things to be careful of and any smart negotiation tricks. Thanks in advance 8)

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santosh22us
May 18, 2017 10:25 pm
Sparkie
Sparkie
18 May

Has anyone prepared Lanscaping plan for Hills Shire?

Has anyone prepared Lanscaping plan for Hills Shire?
NSW

Yeah I wish we had as well. Trying to find a practical example now. Wish me luck. Thanks

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Sparkie
May 18, 2017 9:56 pm

Hi Guys Does anyone know if Sydney Water raise easement drains say in a backyard. Need to raise it 600mm

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tapsk
May 18, 2017 6:20 pm
mamba
mamba
18 May

Building Henley Carmelle Q1

Building Henley Carmelle Q1
VIC

Thanks stayxtrue. Yeah couldn't agree more. I'll be following your build closely too.

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mamba
May 18, 2017 12:12 pm
mamba
naziac
naziac
18 May

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 28, 29, 30

I've been so curious about this and its been nagging me to search here! So glad to have found this thread! We visited our land every 4-6 weeks as we lived about 30mins out…

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naziac
May 18, 2017 10:54 am
gummz
gummz
18 May

First Build - GJ Gardner - Modified StillWater

First Build - GJ Gardner - Modified StillWater
NSW
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Hey ads, Thanks for the feedback. Good to hear things are well :)

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gummz
May 18, 2017 10:36 am
marshi
marshi
18 May

Is anyone building a jgking belva??

Is anyone building a jgking belva??
VIC

We are looking to build this house but there are no displays at it is a fairly new plan apparently? Anyone have one/building one?

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marshi
May 18, 2017 9:15 am
Peter112
Peter112
17 May

Anyone buliding near fernbrooke ridge , redbank plains?

Anyone buliding near fernbrooke ridge , redbank plains?
QLD

Hi Lashi, we are building at ferbroole ridge. Waiting for the land registration. Where are you building at?

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Peter112
May 17, 2017 11:39 pm
Peter112
marz1983
marz1983
17 May

GJ Gardner Kingaroy 304

GJ Gardner Kingaroy 304
NSW

our land was i think originally supposed to register march/april. But i have met with owners/developers and they said there wasn't too much left to do and our road was…

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marz1983
May 17, 2017 5:24 pm

Almost sounds like our house build. 24.5m wide. However no guest with ensuite. We added an extra double garage to give the width.

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MissLucky
May 16, 2017 10:38 pm
dreamh0me
dreamh0me
16 May

Eden Brae – Advantage Series "standard" ranges?

Eden Brae – Advantage Series "standard" ranges?
NSW

Ausgrid was cheaper than Sydney Tiger tails but the they reduced the price. They were $25 more than Ausgrid but they have been relaiable and still waiting to hear back fro…

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dreamh0me
May 16, 2017 10:34 pm
dreamh0me
jasmunder
jasmunder
16 May

Construction Cost for two units

Construction Cost for two units
VIC

Hi, Cost does seem to be little high. Recently, I did couple of quotes of townhouses near Hopper Crossing (26-27 square). 3 bedroom-2 bathroom and 1 garage and cost was…

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jasmunder
May 16, 2017 9:15 pm


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