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Help with render colour!

Help with render colour!

I'm actually not 100% on that... It's through the builder and being a first time builder we're not sure of the specifics. We just want to get it right the first time haha

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jessicariordan
Mar 23, 2017 12:52 pm
algernon
algernon
23 March

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic
VIC

Good luck with all the paperwork! I really like seeing builds like this. You've certainly got a good approach to using your available space!

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algernon
Mar 23, 2017 11:32 am
NeilP
NeilP
23 March

Casaview

Casaview
NSW

We built with them and got handover Dec 2014. We found them to be very upfront with details, prompt with communication, regular updates and overall great build quality. I…

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NeilP
Mar 23, 2017 8:50 am
NeilP
PandaS
PandaS
22 March

Who is building with Megacorp group

Who is building with Megacorp group
NSW

I would not recommend this company. We built with them in 2015 and had nothing but headaches the entire time. Our second storey floor creakes like a 80 year old house…

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PandaS
Mar 22, 2017 10:47 pm
mishmu
mishmu
22 March

Thinking to go for Henley - Caspian 25 design - any suggesti

Thinking to go for Henley - Caspian 25 design - any suggesti
VIC

Hello Everyone, https://henley.com.au/new-homes/reserve ... ian-series I have liked Caspian 25 design from Henley Builder (though their reviews are quite bad). My land…

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mishmu
Mar 22, 2017 7:56 pm
dougang287
dougang287
22 March

New Build - Oxley QLD

New Build - Oxley QLD
QLD

I cannot recommend you go with Coral at all

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dougang287
Mar 22, 2017 1:59 pm
ser3
ser3
22 March

White Design and Construction

White Design and Construction
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

I'm not sure, sorry. Maybe try calling the HBCF.

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ser3
Mar 22, 2017 11:47 am
ser3
HGMbuild
HGMbuild
22 March

Camden and Macarthur Local Area.

Camden and Macarthur Local Area.
NSW

Hi guys, I'm researching the topic of growth in the local council areas above, particularly of people who are building or have recently built, and their opinions of NAB…

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HGMbuild
Mar 22, 2017 10:00 am
HGMbuild
BrisJay
BrisJay
22 March

How much did your build cost? 10m frontage / 405m block

How much did your build cost? 10m frontage / 405m block
QLD

That is a good option but I don't think that it would sell or rent as well in the area that I'm looking at. I know that people are doing heaps of these out in Ipswich but…

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BrisJay
Mar 22, 2017 7:02 am
rsanand
rsanand
22 March

property virgins bought home+land in oran park

property virgins bought home+land in oran park
NSW

buy a pack of seed and have a very patchy lawn:(, yes did that it sucks my brother also did the same on hs backyard result was consistently bad, you are better of laying…

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rsanand
Mar 22, 2017 6:30 am
rsanand
rsanand
22 March

Bought a Land with approved plans and lookging for a Builder

Bought a Land with approved plans and lookging for a Builder
VIC

from the looks of it you will be spending about 70% of the build cost up until lockup. not sure you would take so much pain on yourself to get some savings. but may be if…

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rsanand
Mar 22, 2017 6:21 am
ruraldoc
ruraldoc
22 March

New prospective buyer

New prospective buyer
NSW

Hi Manu! First of all kudos for the amazing savings effort! Some thoughts to put out there. 1. Building a home and the decision-making involved is inherently…

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ruraldoc
Mar 21, 2017 11:12 pm
ruraldoc

Fairmont Homes Adelaide Custom Build

Fairmont Homes Adelaide Custom Build
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Fantastic timing! Thanks for asking that question and for the reply! We have been debating the shower upgrade and I think we are just going to have the free upgrade in the…

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bubbles_family
Mar 21, 2017 8:25 pm
Tribe7
Tribe7
21 March

Our Madison 39 by clarendon

Our Madison 39 by clarendon
QLD
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Holy cow MinandB it's beautiful. What a smart front facade, love the fence and rendered wall, ties into your house beautifully.

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Tribe7
Mar 21, 2017 8:22 pm
Tribe7
arcadelt
arcadelt
21 March

Help with plans, costs.

Help with plans, costs.
QLD

Nothing comes easy, so if you want answers you will have to work for them a bit or a lot - the more detailed research you do the better. Therefore, read this, all or…

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arcadelt
Mar 21, 2017 7:26 pm
iffijee
iffijee
21 March

8homes d8

8homes d8
VIC

I've made a lot of customization to the plan, still have not finalized a final floor plan.. but i dont know how to attach the plan here.. need some suggestions..

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iffijee
Mar 21, 2017 3:53 pm
charlibear
charlibear
21 March

Custom home with gj gardner

Custom home with gj gardner
VIC

Lovely selections!!! What's been happening for you?

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charlibear
Mar 21, 2017 3:10 pm
charlibear
MrCJ
MrCJ
21 March

Building a Carlisle Homes Radison 35 in Boronia (KDRB)

Building a Carlisle Homes Radison 35 in Boronia (KDRB)
VIC

Hello friends, The wifey and I have started the process to build with Carisle Homes and have chosen the awesome Radison 35 as our future family home. It' still early…

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MrCJ
Mar 21, 2017 10:44 am
bashworth
bashworth
21 March

What is with the upgrade of doors ?

What is with the upgrade of doors ?
VIC

In practically every business the bigger margins are on upgrades. That applies to MacDonalds -Upsize your meal and you will pay a dollar or more for what costs them

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bashworth
Mar 21, 2017 6:50 am
bashworth
aloenyx
aloenyx
20 March

Mojo Homes expired tender

Mojo Homes expired tender
NSW

Run while you can by the sound of things. Tell them you have a legally binding contract for a fixed price, and apart from where stipulated in the contract (e.g.…

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aloenyx
Mar 20, 2017 4:45 pm
aloenyx
Galedpk
Galedpk
20 March

KDR Rawson Benham in Sydney

KDR Rawson Benham in Sydney
NSW
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Thanks for the feedback.

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Galedpk
Mar 20, 2017 2:34 pm
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PolkaDots
Mar 20, 2017 12:59 pm

Water Leaks during PCI

Water Leaks during PCI
VIC

The leak could be from plumbing or a roof leak or both however, it is unlikely that you will have a mould problem from a short term leak that has been fixed. The council…

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building-expert
Mar 20, 2017 7:19 am
building-expert
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Tracey70
Mar 19, 2017 7:47 pm
Camsta
Camsta
19 March

Sloping Block

Sloping Block
NSW

Hi myself and a couple of people I've talked to recently have had some mixed results with Terry. Firstly he is a nice enough and his draftsmen was great to work with the…

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Camsta
Mar 19, 2017 7:37 pm
Jenifermarie
Jenifermarie
19 March

Cost to upgrade to "Raven" Ceaserstone. (Coral Homes)

Cost to upgrade to "Raven" Ceaserstone. (Coral Homes)
QLD

Ha the husband factor. I quote "you can make all the decisions, it just can't be too white". My husband would live in a black hole if he had his way. So guess who wanted…

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Jenifermarie
Mar 19, 2017 7:01 pm
wongbruce
wongbruce
19 March

Builders for sloping block NSW

Builders for sloping block NSW
NSW

When you are talking about sloping block, how much of a slope are you talking about? Most builders can do up to 4 metres or alternatively they could have a step down in he…

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wongbruce
Mar 19, 2017 8:47 am
wongbruce
wongbruce
18 March

Subdivision Process

Subdivision Process
NSW

Hi All, I'm a Solicitor in Sydney and can talk you through the process. I am also building an Eden Brae Home in Kellyville. In regards to the house, it could have been…

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wongbruce
Mar 18, 2017 9:43 pm
MR.india
MR.india
18 March

landscape plan

landscape plan
NSW

Excellent Gravy, although, my estate requires a plan to be made by a "qualified landscape designer/architect/horticulturist" I will still make one by myself and see if it…

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MR.india
Mar 18, 2017 8:21 pm
MandM+4
MandM+4
18 March

Add a 5th bedroom to this plan

Add a 5th bedroom to this plan

Another option- push the kitchen and laundry up a metre or 2 and put the scullery/WIP on the other end of the kitchen where the alfresco is and put 5th bedroom where they…

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MandM+4
Mar 18, 2017 7:40 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
18 March

Tiling question

Tiling question
WA

Have you got a photo you can post? I'm trying envisage what you wanted and can only think that it would have looked strange to have these lines of tiles running down one…

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arcadelt
Mar 18, 2017 7:37 pm
NicMac03
NicMac03
18 March

Daydream 30(Coral) OR Retreat Q1 (Plantation) ?

Daydream 30(Coral) OR Retreat Q1 (Plantation) ?
QLD

I think you will hear good and bad about every builder. We are building with Coral and have had a fairly positive experience. I think all the steps in the building process…

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NicMac03
Mar 18, 2017 2:11 pm
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kylz4
Mar 17, 2017 6:14 pm
lizbf85
lizbf85
17 March

Porter Davis slow

Porter Davis slow
VIC

they dont care its as simple as that really! we are in the same predicament.

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lizbf85
Mar 17, 2017 3:57 pm
MR.india
MR.india
17 March

Building at The avenue in Jordan Springs

Building at The avenue in Jordan Springs
NSW

We are in Jordan Spring East stage-2, our Land is registering in May, and we are building Arizona 26 from Clarendon / Domain Homes.

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MR.india
Mar 17, 2017 1:14 pm
ruraldoc
ruraldoc
17 March

First time builder - Gj Gardner Galleria 250 - Brisbane nort

First time builder - Gj Gardner Galleria 250 - Brisbane nort
QLD
1, 2

Good luck with your build! We are now six weeks into the "building phase". I think once it's all done, the relief will come! (we sure hope it does!)

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ruraldoc
Mar 17, 2017 12:55 pm
ruraldoc
mrsdoe
mrsdoe
17 March

Custom Dale Alcock Build - Landsdale

Custom Dale Alcock Build - Landsdale
WA
1, 2, 3

Looking great, looks like they're moving along pretty quickly Follow our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura Group): http://tinyurl.com/jlykgph

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mrsdoe
Mar 17, 2017 12:53 pm
mrsdoe
nikil
nikil
17 March

Who is Building with Porter Davis?

Who is Building with Porter Davis?
VIC
1, 2, 3

It's nice to have a least one positive :) Well if they said they wouldn't honour the promo I would have been fighting it as it's them taking their time to do things not…

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nikil
Mar 17, 2017 8:26 am
buildingonup
buildingonup
17 March

First Build Experience -GJ

First Build Experience -GJ
QLD
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Yes that's it like charli said even into the ground so no stepping over :) On another note today is handover!!! Hope all goes well at 3pm and we can be in and settled…

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buildingonup
Mar 17, 2017 7:13 am
faykis
faykis
17 March

Horizon Marsden park!

Horizon Marsden park!
NSW

I am looking for their next release. Mailed them many times no response

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faykis
Mar 17, 2017 12:12 am
faykis
stevenha
stevenha
17 March

Building Sahara Belle with Henley !!!!

Building Sahara Belle with Henley !!!!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi, I'm currently with Henley (Monaco Lux Q2) and waiting for them to give me a settlement date. Henley also needs to rectify things from Darbecca's final report since…

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stevenha
Mar 16, 2017 11:22 pm

Cabinetry 2 Feb 2017 Kitchen: Base cupboards- Polytec Graphite M Overheads- Polytec Polar White M Benchtops- Polytec Buller Stone M Main Bathroom and…

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buildnbaby
Mar 16, 2017 10:38 pm
Joker
Joker
16 March

Which upgrades decrease new home value?

Which upgrades decrease new home value?
NSW

It's not really that they don't value the extras, it's more that they are valuing the property extremely conservatively so their risk is less, definitely going to a…

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Joker
Mar 16, 2017 9:13 pm
pauldab
pauldab
16 March

Metricon Bohemian 25 in Vic

Metricon Bohemian 25 in Vic
VIC
1, 2, 3

Cheers. For me the raked ceiling was worth the money, I was talking to the chippie who did most of the fixing works last week and after showing his wife our progress…

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pauldab
Mar 16, 2017 9:11 pm
sandra 2016
sandra 2016
16 March

My Masterton Build

My Masterton Build
NSW

Omg someone else feels my pain. Stress is a under statement I am so over these people. My house was completed 4 weeks ago and still issues. If your reading this DONT…

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sandra 2016
Mar 16, 2017 1:44 pm
Ezza78
Ezza78
16 March

Help P soil type - extra costs?

Help P soil type - extra costs?
VIC

We are building on stumps and just had soil test, it's P soil type and need to go down 1.6 metres for footings. Only allocated 1 metre in proposal, I'm worried about what…

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Ezza78
Mar 16, 2017 11:41 am


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