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WowBingo
WowBingo
14 November 2017

Our Forever Home Build

Our Forever Home Build
QLD
1 ... 7, 8, 9

super congrats!! What an amzing home! All the best with everything we r building next year , so ur photos give us inspiration for ideas to go pendents ? or not to go…

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WowBingo
Nov 14, 2017 7:43 pm
building-expert
building-expert
14 November 2017

Why does only Henley use low grade (F5) timber for studs?

Why does only Henley use low grade (F5) timber for studs?
VIC

Happy to assist you, it's good to know you have your independent inspectors.

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building-expert
Nov 14, 2017 4:39 pm
building-expert
sparrowsnest
sparrowsnest
14 November 2017

Has anyone insured the items they have supplied themselves?

Has anyone insured the items they have supplied themselves?

Who did you end up going with? I googled and tried a couple of companies but they don’t do that particular insurance and told me I can only access the insurance I need…

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sparrowsnest
Nov 14, 2017 1:14 pm
bestspecials
bestspecials
14 November 2017

Building a Clarendon parkhill 29 in Brisbane

Building a Clarendon parkhill 29 in Brisbane
QLD
1, 2, 3

Hi Rebekah, Didn't realise we were in the same facebook group. We only paid a deposit of $1750 to Coral when we signed up and that included the soil test. So, I don't…

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bestspecials
Nov 14, 2017 9:12 am
bestspecials

We changed the front of our home to have just one window so we removed the middle feature panel that would have been in between the two windows if we kept the original…

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elleimac
Nov 14, 2017 8:53 am
elleimac
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dougang287
Nov 14, 2017 6:18 am
sparrowsnest
sparrowsnest
13 November 2017

House update

House update

Love your house! What colour is your island bench? I love your bathroom tiles, I wanted something similar and my husband said no Building our first custom…

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sparrowsnest
Nov 13, 2017 10:41 pm
elleimac
elleimac
13 November 2017

Clarendon Parkhill 34

Clarendon Parkhill 34

We're also building a Parkhill 34! parkhill We're in construction phase now. Slab has been laid…

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elleimac
Nov 13, 2017 9:37 pm
elleimac
Amymay
Amymay
13 November 2017

SA Distinctive homes?

SA Distinctive homes?
SA

Over charged us 20,000$ in our footings.... Then tried to tell us if another builder didnt charge us $48,000 in footings they will sting us throughout the build. We are…

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Amymay
Nov 13, 2017 5:50 pm
fired_v8
fired_v8
13 November 2017

Land title to trasfer on your name(time frame)

Land title to trasfer on your name(time frame)
VIC

Hi I bought a land in upper point cook .I would like to know hong long does it take for the land title to transfer to your name from land titles office?

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fired_v8
Nov 13, 2017 5:34 pm
bashworth
bashworth
13 November 2017

Batter on land

Batter on land

It's usually be best to be above the road then below it for drainage purposes. 1:4 should be a stable slope if you plant grass, but a bit awkward to mow. Without grass…

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bashworth
Nov 13, 2017 4:15 pm
bashworth
insider
insider
13 November 2017

P class soil-high moisture content

P class soil-high moisture content
VIC

The two main types of slab used are waffle and raft.I have seen both fail in highly reactive soils but the waffle may not be able to cope as well with extreme soil…

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insider
Nov 13, 2017 3:52 pm
insider
Bridgetwitch
Bridgetwitch
13 November 2017

Vinyl plank flooting - loose lay

Vinyl plank flooting - loose lay

Lay then skirt... better finish no matter what type of flooring you have! - B A vue of the pines on the Gold…

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Bridgetwitch
Nov 13, 2017 3:22 pm
Bridgetwitch
swati kamboj
swati kamboj
13 November 2017

Building with fair haven homes

Building with fair haven homes
VIC

Hi guys, I recently visited one of fair haven Display homes and liked it. But some one warned us to go with fair haven stating that they do not use good foundation. It…

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swati kamboj
Nov 13, 2017 9:31 am
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ddarroch
Nov 13, 2017 8:12 am
Joker
Joker
13 November 2017

Who is the Best SA builder for inclusions / appliances

Who is the Best SA builder for inclusions / appliances
SA

Be careful that inclusions make you forget about the number one most important thing by a mile, the quality of the build, it's this area that when wrong, can ruin your…

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Joker
Nov 13, 2017 7:47 am
Rocchet
Rocchet
13 November 2017

New Home

New Home
NSW

You should have a look at the wisdom thread. A lot of great info there. We built with wisdom and it very much depends on how many upgrades you put in. They have a very…

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Rocchet
Nov 13, 2017 5:50 am

Love our bricks, Austral Brighton

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whitefresh
Nov 12, 2017 8:52 pm
whitefresh
saeen
saeen
12 November 2017

Anyone building in Jordan Springs East?

Anyone building in Jordan Springs East?
NSW
1 ... 24, 25, 26

hi all considering buying a lot from builder as H&L package and there is a positive covenant of about 8 metre in front of the lot and also for all the lots on the road,,,…

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saeen
Nov 12, 2017 2:03 pm
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staceyrussell
Nov 12, 2017 12:22 pm
staceyrussell
13tp
13tp
12 November 2017

Merricks 42 Build - Beveridge VIC

Merricks 42 Build - Beveridge VIC
VIC

Will keep an eye on your thread. Building Bentleigh 42 next year in Beveridge.

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13tp
Nov 11, 2017 11:07 pm
seadog70
seadog70
11 November 2017

HIA Buidling Contract Commencement Condition

HIA Buidling Contract Commencement Condition

Dont sign! Get out while you can and buy a second hand house. The industry is rife with dodgy builders. Frankly there needs to be an inquiry into it. My welcome email…

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seadog70
Nov 11, 2017 10:10 pm
Borboleta
Borboleta
11 November 2017

Builder Recommendations Please

Builder Recommendations Please
VIC

Hello everyone, I am looking for small-medium builder recommendations please.. I have tried my luck with the 'BIG4'.. all they are good at is…

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Borboleta
Nov 11, 2017 6:01 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
11 November 2017

Oracle - practical completion date passed

Oracle - practical completion date passed
NSW

Yep....Take photos & shame them... it's disgraceful.

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 11, 2017 5:30 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Tips
Tips
11 November 2017

My Journey with Porter Davis for Vancouver 33

My Journey with Porter Davis for Vancouver 33
VIC

For those who have installed ducted vacuum - what is the ideal place to put the central unit? Also, if placed inside, is there any venting done to outside of house? Thanks

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Tips
Nov 11, 2017 11:03 am
saeen
saeen
11 November 2017

anyone building with Simonds Home in Sydney - reviews please

anyone building with Simonds Home in Sydney - reviews please
NSW

hi all we are getting a H&L package with Simonds Home - from what I ve heard they are new in Sydney (3-4 years); so wanted to know any reviews for those who ve built with…

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saeen
Nov 11, 2017 9:18 am
Aegean46
Aegean46
11 November 2017

Aegean 430 from mainvue - lockup stage pics added

Aegean 430 from mainvue - lockup stage pics added
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hey mate! I'm also building Aegean 46(ultima facade) in cranbourne north. Can i ask which render option you chose for your house? Your facade looks great.

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Aegean46
Nov 11, 2017 12:44 am
Aegean46
Mum to 3Ms
Mum to 3Ms
10 November 2017

HIA building contract review by a building lawyer

HIA building contract review by a building lawyer
VIC

Yes, you are right. Although we drew the original plan, once the builder drew it properly, it apparently became the builders'. We persevered for 23 weeks to get the plans…

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Mum to 3Ms
Nov 10, 2017 9:24 pm
ydnewa
ydnewa
10 November 2017

Allworth Altona Delux Rumpus

Allworth Altona Delux Rumpus
NSW

We get our plans on the weekend, can't wait.

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ydnewa
Nov 10, 2017 9:06 pm
ydnewa
chiraganand
chiraganand
10 November 2017

Building Marina Q1 with Henley - South East Melbourne

Building Marina Q1 with Henley - South East Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi Everyone I am building Marina q1 probably the last one as it’s discountinued now and the job is about to hit site now and I would like to appoint a building…

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chiraganand
Nov 10, 2017 8:44 pm
Snowdon Developments
Snowdon Developments
10 November 2017

Snowdon Homes

Snowdon Homes
VIC

Hello, Thank you for taking the time in providing your feedback.…

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Snowdon Developments
Nov 10, 2017 2:00 pm
1building
1building
10 November 2017

At contract stage, need help

At contract stage, need help
1, 2

We haven't signed a final building contract yet! We are building through Kurmond Homes and they haven't provided us with a Final Building Contract because they are in…

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1building
Nov 10, 2017 10:53 am
aphsta
aphsta
9 November 2017

Site Costs

Site Costs

Our site costs are similar but we are building by the water so having to use screw piers which added about 17k, our house is approximately 25sq, not exactly sure as it…

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aphsta
Nov 09, 2017 8:23 pm

Lots of internal works and external works now completed, hopefully not long till PCI now. Fascia completed and painted, front door painted and handles installed Paving…

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nicjam
Nov 09, 2017 5:37 pm
zooch84
zooch84
9 November 2017

Metricon bathroom mirrors

Metricon bathroom mirrors
VIC

Not much, we got our Ensuite one credited back and it was like $77 from memory...

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zooch84
Nov 09, 2017 3:55 pm
1building
1building
9 November 2017

How long did it take you to get a Builder certificate?

How long did it take you to get a Builder certificate?
NSW

Thanks, Nada17 for the information... Yes, I was thinking for many days.. I am waiting for another two weeks for any positive response from them.

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1building
Nov 09, 2017 12:44 pm
Ynnie
Ynnie
9 November 2017

Boutique Ascot

Boutique Ascot
VIC

Thanks for replying. I've been to the actual display home and the colors in the photos are almost identical to the house. I tried asking Boutique and they were kind…

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Ynnie
Nov 09, 2017 10:23 am
Scorpio75
Scorpio75
9 November 2017

Works by Owner

Works by Owner

Thats pretty much what i thought...the fact that they have just put it in there without any prior discussion is what annoys me the most. I could understand a fee if they…

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Scorpio75
Nov 09, 2017 9:20 am
voz
voz
8 November 2017

The Hills Of Carmel, Box Hill NSW

The Hills Of Carmel, Box Hill NSW
NSW
1, 2

Gyrock completed mate, internals started however progressing slowly. Yes, Facebook page is pretty active.

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voz
Nov 08, 2017 9:35 pm
1building
1building
8 November 2017

Anyone building a Mirage 60 with Kurmond Homes?

Anyone building a Mirage 60 with Kurmond Homes?
NSW

Thanks.. :) We are in North Kellyville. How about you? Can you please share your custom builders name? I don't have any faith in Kurmond Homes anymore..! Well I can be…

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1building
Nov 08, 2017 12:59 pm
1building
1building
8 November 2017

Jewel38 from kurmond homes

Jewel38 from kurmond homes
NSW

We are building through Kurmond Homes but not Jewel38... Our experience so far so bad... @KurmondHomes ... #EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING & SLOW MOVING PROCESS ... #MISLEADING…

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1building
Nov 08, 2017 11:59 am
Halcyon
Halcyon
8 November 2017

Simonds Hudson Bendigo

Simonds Hudson Bendigo
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hey Asha, hope you’re enjoying your new home!! I have a small favour to ask, if it’s not too much trouble, would you mind uploading a photo of your double cavity…

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Halcyon
Nov 08, 2017 10:42 am
Halcyon
Swordfish
Swordfish
8 November 2017

Life Estate - Point Cook

Life Estate - Point Cook
VIC
1, 2, 3

Good..Looks great:). You are almost there

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Swordfish
Nov 08, 2017 9:30 am
AmyLou202
AmyLou202
8 November 2017

We've gone about face! To nambour we go! (Creekside)

We've gone about face! To nambour we go! (Creekside)
QLD

Congrats! It'll be nice to have Christmas in your new house ;) All the best

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AmyLou202
Nov 08, 2017 8:29 am
AmyLou202


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