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deepugjacob
deepugjacob
29 December 2017

Landscaping at Pennant Hills, NSW

Landscaping at Pennant Hills, NSW
NSW

Hi All Hope everyone is having a great Xmas / Newyear celebration. I need a small help. I am expecting that my new home at Cherrybrook, NSW will be handed over by end of…

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deepugjacob
Dec 29, 2017 9:28 am
taniel
taniel
28 December 2017

CDC Gross Floor Area Calculation

CDC Gross Floor Area Calculation
NSW

Hi The NSW Compliance development discusses some exclusions to the gross floor area calculations, namely, 1 car…

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taniel
Dec 28, 2017 2:01 pm
HDog
HDog
27 December 2017

Finance on Dual Occupancy - potential issue

Finance on Dual Occupancy - potential issue
VIC

First time post so hear me out My wife and I live in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne and have a house worth approximately $3.8 -…

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HDog
Dec 27, 2017 12:57 pm
Vantage_35
Vantage_35
27 December 2017

Metricon Metro 32 Qld

Metricon Metro 32 Qld
QLD
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Thanks Not sure what happened to the pics bout I’ve updated the links again hopefully they work now

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Vantage_35
Dec 27, 2017 12:26 pm
rajah
rajah
27 December 2017

NBN Pit & Pipework

NBN Pit & Pipework
WA

Thanks, I definitely want to do it if it hasnt been done. Wish it was clear that it was the developers responsibility then i would follow up with them.

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rajah
Dec 27, 2017 11:55 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
27 December 2017

Electric OR Gas ducted heating/cooling???

Electric OR Gas ducted heating/cooling???
NSW

No, just a home builder in a similar climate to you, but in a slightly different market segment.

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arcadelt
Dec 27, 2017 5:21 am

# Tiles Ensuite & Bathrooms - Beaumont Tiles * Main Ensuite - 24050 To All Walls - Full Hight Tiles Wall Tiles - Item # 1000333…

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titos97
Dec 26, 2017 12:53 am
Kimmykim
Kimmykim
25 December 2017

Metricon prices

Metricon prices

We locked our price up last November and we have issued with land title which dragged the whole thing. We only have our land title recently and started our planning permit…

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Kimmykim
Dec 25, 2017 9:17 am
Marlbling
Marlbling
25 December 2017

Henley Reserve Ivory 32 (Mainvue Homes) - Our first build

Henley Reserve Ivory 32 (Mainvue Homes) - Our first build
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi I am also building with Bentley and we are on the final stage .. we drove past last night and there was Henley reserve sign at the front and am starting to feel abit…

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Marlbling
Dec 25, 2017 7:36 am
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liveoz
Dec 24, 2017 3:15 pm
anonymous-
anonymous-
24 December 2017

Village Square Edmondson Park Stage 17, 18, & 19

Village Square Edmondson Park Stage 17, 18, & 19
NSW
1, 2

It has been a little while since I last posted a drone video - it's all been quite busy recently. I've uploaded one taken today and just in time for Christmas! Take a…

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anonymous-
Dec 24, 2017 2:38 pm
sparrowsnest
sparrowsnest
24 December 2017

Our Better Built Homes Journey

Our Better Built Homes Journey
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Thank you for replying. That’s actually the colour I have chosen but I’m really second guessing. It’s great to see it in a real kitchen. Building our first…

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sparrowsnest
Dec 24, 2017 12:56 am
FahadAshraf
FahadAshraf
23 December 2017

Building with Ausbuild- Enclave Gumdale - SE QLD

Building with Ausbuild- Enclave Gumdale - SE QLD
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

I am just wondering if you could advise what was the expected date of completion given to you by Ausbuild? I am on the cabinetry installation stage and I am just trying…

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FahadAshraf
Dec 23, 2017 9:04 pm
just_a_draftee
just_a_draftee
23 December 2017

HBC build - Lakelands

HBC build - Lakelands
WA

I did my tile selection at Crosby and they were great, picked whatever we want and just paid the extras for anything non-standard. Are you sure it wasn't the builder…

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just_a_draftee
Dec 23, 2017 8:07 pm
just_a_draftee
WifeofHunza
WifeofHunza
22 December 2017

Classic style weatherboard Melb - back landscaping stage 1

Classic style weatherboard Melb - back landscaping stage 1
VIC
1 ... 41, 42, 43

You have made a lot of progress and it is coming along nicely. Glad to see they covered your lovely driveway in something before bringing in the digger, that would have…

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WifeofHunza
Dec 22, 2017 1:24 pm
WifeofHunza
Madora Dreamer
Madora Dreamer
22 December 2017

HGWA in Calleya Estate

HGWA in Calleya Estate
WA
1 ... 20, 21, 22

I ordered my couch from Nic Scali in September. They told me 12 weeks, I turned up in 8 and they wouldn’t hold it so paid for it to be delivered to my old house. …

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Madora Dreamer
Dec 21, 2017 11:59 pm
Madora Dreamer
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
21 December 2017

Contract in my favour?

Contract in my favour?
QLD
1, 2

narbe Asked for the engineers details &/or Lodge a complaint with the building commission You may also want to take better photos of overhang in the first picture +…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 21, 2017 1:19 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Madora Dreamer
Madora Dreamer
21 December 2017

Re: Choice Living WA

Re: Choice Living WA
WA

I have been following this site during my build and have never commented because I didn’t know what to say to you all. I could easily have chosen the same builder but…

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Madora Dreamer
Dec 21, 2017 9:06 am
Madora Dreamer
Princesssarrah06
Princesssarrah06
21 December 2017

Our new home

Our new home
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Tinkster it’s called star spangled and is tabaums(???) brand although we used Dulux paint haha. Anyway the name of the paint suits the room it’s for our America room!…

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Princesssarrah06
Dec 21, 2017 6:50 am
mafu1983
mafu1983
20 December 2017

New home build with Oracle

New home build with Oracle
QLD
1, 2, 3

16 weeks could be possible if all is going well. I know some one who build with Oracle and they moved in before 16 weeks. I don’t know if ours will be done by week 16,…

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mafu1983
Dec 20, 2017 7:48 pm

contemporary, multi-generational, comfortable, affordable... The right home design is the foundation for you to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle in the area and on the block…

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ANSA Homes
Dec 20, 2017 2:44 pm
ANSA Homes

Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum and really feel as though i've come across a goldmine of information! My partner and I have bought land in Beverage, Victoria and will…

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claire91
Dec 19, 2017 4:25 pm
rasathy
rasathy
19 December 2017

Anyone Building with "Meridian Homes" builder at Barry Road

Anyone Building with "Meridian Homes" builder at Barry Road
NSW

I was thinking of going with them but they would not allow me to get independent inspections done during the build. For me, that was a big deterrent.

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rasathy
Dec 19, 2017 7:33 am
JenBarber
JenBarber
19 December 2017

Building in the Central West, NSW

Building in the Central West, NSW
NSW

Thanks for the reply Skcel. We did find Bellriver to be slightly more than expected for a 'local' builder but their inclusions and quality seemed to balance that out. I'm…

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JenBarber
Dec 19, 2017 6:02 am
JenBarber
netteb
netteb
19 December 2017

GJ Gardner Mandalay 338

GJ Gardner Mandalay 338
QLD
1 ... 18, 19, 20

How much was the mandalay house design? I love that layout! Congratulations on your beautiful home btw 😍

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netteb
Dec 19, 2017 2:16 am
Houspect NSW
Houspect NSW
18 December 2017

MacDonald jones homes

MacDonald jones homes
NSW

Have your plans been approved by council? Keep on top of them, phone every day if you have to. As the saying goes, a squeaky wheel gets the oil!

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Houspect NSW
Dec 18, 2017 10:14 pm
Houspect NSW
rum_home
rum_home
18 December 2017

Anyone building with Metricon have this put up on their fenc

Anyone building with Metricon have this put up on their fenc
VIC

could receive up to $5000 reward* A lot of could and up to in that statement, with Metricon I doubt it'll be anything and wonder what their…

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rum_home
Dec 18, 2017 2:39 pm
rum_home

Update on landscaping... still slowly ticking away on the front yard. We have completed one part of garden and started the rest in front of the house. Sticking with…

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lozza81
Dec 18, 2017 7:22 am
sweetsimmy85
sweetsimmy85
18 December 2017

Choosing a builder

Choosing a builder
VIC

My land has titled and start building with Fairhaven next year. So far they have been a breeze, great customer service and very helpful and transparent! Upgrades have…

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sweetsimmy85
Dec 18, 2017 6:25 am
HFBMPC
HFBMPC
17 December 2017

Blake Crossing- Is it worthy to make house there

Blake Crossing- Is it worthy to make house there

Hey Nalna, Are you able to rent a house in Blakes Crossing before committing to move? It is a nice development, and the playground there is lovely. BUT it is affordable…

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HFBMPC
Dec 17, 2017 8:06 pm
HFBMPC
Summitlovin
Summitlovin
17 December 2017

Site Works Cost in Perth

Site Works Cost in Perth
WA

My siteworks cost between 14-15k if i remember correctly. Class A soil, i already had retaining walls on 3 sides and relatively flat block (only slight slope where the…

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Summitlovin
Dec 17, 2017 5:16 pm
Peter112
Peter112
17 December 2017

Custom design with Fresh homes

Custom design with Fresh homes
QLD
1, 2

No! We wanted to have individual building inspector at the beginning but some people advise it's just waste of money. We could detect all these issue by ourselves as…

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Peter112
Dec 17, 2017 1:51 pm
Peter112
arcadelt
arcadelt
17 December 2017

Acoustic/Sound installation batts - do they work?

Acoustic/Sound installation batts - do they work?
VIC

Used them in walls, but not floors. They work well for constant sound (like a TV), but can’t comment on single point sounds (like steps and knocks).

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arcadelt
Dec 17, 2017 11:32 am
AlstonvilleBuild
AlstonvilleBuild
17 December 2017

Coral homes alto plumbing issue

Coral homes alto plumbing issue
QLD
1, 2

How are you going now with all of this? We are building the Alto 35 but have asked for vanity to go to the floor for extra storage. I still wouldn't want this pipe…

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AlstonvilleBuild
Dec 17, 2017 8:32 am
H Family
H Family
17 December 2017

Plumbing and Drainage certificate.

Plumbing and Drainage certificate.

I had to apply to council and that was before our build started. We had another company install the sewage system and the builder connected it to the house. …

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H Family
Dec 17, 2017 6:29 am
H Family
Bethany
Bethany
16 December 2017

Metricon Trentham 30 plantation facade.

Metricon Trentham 30 plantation facade.
NSW

Hi there! We’re currently building the Trentham, in terms of the floor plan we love how it’s laid out. We’re really happy with our choice! Feel free to shoot through…

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Bethany
Dec 16, 2017 9:05 pm
httpants
httpants
16 December 2017

Plantation Mirage Vogue Q2 Build - Mango Hill, QLD

Plantation Mirage Vogue Q2 Build - Mango Hill, QLD
QLD
1, 2

I've just started my topic on my mirage vogue Q1 build in sherwood... viewtopic.php?f=31&t=90591

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httpants
Dec 16, 2017 12:38 pm
Waldork
Waldork
16 December 2017

Acceptable finish on front facade pergola?

Acceptable finish on front facade pergola?
NSW

Thanks. Yeah it surprised me that it wasn't done better, as the rest of our house is actually done to a decent standard. Especially as it's meant to be a bit of a feature…

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Waldork
Dec 16, 2017 8:19 am
Waldork
Hasi
Hasi
16 December 2017

Post Building Variation - Porter Davis

Post Building Variation - Porter Davis
VIC

Hi Were you able to change the brick color after the site has started. How much they have charged?

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Hasi
Dec 16, 2017 7:47 am

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edestus
Dec 15, 2017 10:57 am
volmix
volmix
14 December 2017

Spectrum Homes - SE QLD

Spectrum Homes - SE QLD
QLD

Not sure if its the same company. I built with a company called Spectrum House & Land P/L about 10 years ago and would never do it with them again. Selections were very…

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volmix
Dec 14, 2017 4:17 pm
nicolac34
nicolac34
14 December 2017

Yanchep WA Build with Dreamstart (PLANTER AND LETTERBOX)

Yanchep WA Build with Dreamstart (PLANTER AND LETTERBOX)
WA
1 ... 27, 28, 29

We've had lifestyle quote for our dressing room fit out, nice to see that it looks such good quality! Although our quote was $3,500.... so am looking down the Ikea route as well.

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nicolac34
Dec 14, 2017 1:19 pm
nicolac34
Hillsbuilds
Hillsbuilds
14 December 2017

Feedback on Facade pls?

Feedback on Facade pls?
VIC

Cottage pane windows, sash if possible, more traditional style front door painted a contrasting colour to the rest of the house. Eg grey house, white trims, glossy black…

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Hillsbuilds
Dec 14, 2017 8:10 am
sofia14
sofia14
14 December 2017

Update 2 yrs on: Build with Dreamstart homes

Update 2 yrs on: Build with Dreamstart homes
WA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

I don't want to use public forum to name and shame only. When people/companies do it right, I also write the positive. I wrote the above post because we weren't expecting…

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sofia14
Dec 13, 2017 11:34 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Waldorf_Grange_Build
13 December 2017

A prospective Fencing issue

A prospective Fencing issue
VIC

The fencing company I went through contact the owner on my behalf. They got details through council. - View my blog at www.waldorfgrangebuild.wordpress.com

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Dec 13, 2017 8:45 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Waldorf_Grange_Build
13 December 2017

Custom Build - need help exterior colours

Custom Build - need help exterior colours

We picked Timeless Grey and Surfmist for some of our facade. - View my blog at www.waldorfgrangebuild.wordpress.com

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Dec 13, 2017 6:20 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
13 December 2017

Access to zero lot line boundary?

Access to zero lot line boundary?
NSW

The easement is ONLY for access to your property for construction/maintenance of the wall built on the zero lot. If they want access to do any landscaping or concreting,…

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joannapaulp
Dec 13, 2017 12:38 pm
chammy
chammy
12 December 2017

Builders clean before handover

Builders clean before handover

Hi there, I'm in geelong and just started my own cleaning business,if anyone knows someone who needs builders clean or end of lease cleans,etc, could you please let me…

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chammy
Dec 12, 2017 10:00 pm
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sparrowsnest
Dec 12, 2017 9:00 pm


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