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Any one else building in Success?

Any one else building in Success?
WA

We just started building in Success. Anyone else? Share your houseplans!

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Katalyst
May 09, 2017 9:12 pm

Simonds Express Westbury Build

Simonds Express Westbury Build
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

How is your new home going ? We have been in our Westbury for 3 months now ! Front yard is done now working on the backyard - do u have any updated photos ?

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skinders78
May 09, 2017 7:58 pm
skinders78
sara_87
sara_87
9 May

Trend Connection Builder

Trend Connection Builder
NSW

Hey guys, I built with them back in 2014 and again end of last year. They're great with communication which was a massive thing for me as my friends that have built with…

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sara_87
May 09, 2017 2:10 pm

WHAT IS YOUR FRUSTRATION?

WHAT IS YOUR FRUSTRATION?
WA

fair comparison of all builders before selecting them, there's so much confusion with inclusions and what not. There should be a standard way to compare each of the…

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jpmontoya
May 09, 2017 11:03 am
jpmontoya
singalg
singalg
8 May

Builder Selection - North Ryde

Builder Selection - North Ryde
NSW

Hi, Having bought a house in North Ryde recently, I am looking for builders for KDRB options. I have spoken to Eden Brae, Clarendon and Wisdom Homes. Someone today…

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singalg
May 08, 2017 9:10 pm
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cat_dunc
May 08, 2017 8:50 pm
cat_dunc

Good Custom builders around Sydney Western

Good Custom builders around Sydney Western
NSW

Hello, Looking for good custom builders around Sydney West area. Trying to build a house in a corner plot and none of the project builders can help. Please help me if you…

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arunparambath
May 08, 2017 6:27 pm
Ab8884
Ab8884
8 May

Buying Land + Eden Brae Build

Buying Land + Eden Brae Build
NSW

My husband and i just signed a contract back in December in Leppington with Eden Brae. Its all very confusing as we are first home buyers too. Our land registered end of…

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Ab8884
May 08, 2017 3:34 pm
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Yara
May 08, 2017 2:30 pm

We chose wallaby and I love it so far (Still building). We will also be having surfmist garage door, fascia and window frames.

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Cassie.f90
May 08, 2017 2:15 pm

Building Washington 32 with Wisdom

Building Washington 32 with Wisdom
NSW

Hi I was going through the thread. I am a looking to build my home with Wisdom. I will most likely go with the Washington 32 design. How was your experience with Wisdom…

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homealone
May 08, 2017 11:13 am

Finishing things

Finishing things
NSW

Thanks for the all the advise. I'm hoping this will be fixed before walk-through tomorrow. Haven't hired private inspection

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vinraj81
May 08, 2017 7:32 am
quinny
quinny
8 May

Building over Dam, pond??

Building over Dam, pond??
NSW

Hi. Did you end up buying the vaccant land over a dam ? If you did how was the constrivtion cost for the slab (site cost)? I am about to put down deposit for a block…

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quinny
May 08, 2017 6:51 am

Bulkhead in Bathroom! Surprise! Not happy

Bulkhead in Bathroom! Surprise! Not happy
NSW

The bulkhead in the bedroom will be lovely with a bed head underneath, but I would not be happy with it in the bathroom at all. Will they be able to fix it for you?…

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Bridgetwitch
May 07, 2017 9:43 pm
Bridgetwitch

HGWA Prestart

HGWA Prestart
WA

Hi all. Got prestart with HGWA on Tuesday! Super excited to finally be locking in all details. Wondering on a few prestart prices though. Hopefully someone will be able to…

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Mrsxtro01
May 07, 2017 9:39 pm

Building driveway over sewer manhole

Building driveway over sewer manhole
NSW

You need to contact Sydney water to check what they would charge to adjust the manhole level to the driveway level. Once that's done there shouldn't be any extra cost.

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bashworth
May 07, 2017 7:33 pm
bashworth

We have a start date!

We have a start date!

How exciting!!! Must be surreal almost What are you building and where? Following along GJ Gardner Modified Coolum 277

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charlibear
May 07, 2017 6:29 pm
charlibear
b4tm4n
b4tm4n
7 May

Anyone have experience with Go Homes in WA?

Anyone have experience with Go Homes in WA?
WA

I can't seem to find much on the forum. Has anyone built with them? What was their service like? Any issues, etc.? Cheers

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b4tm4n
May 07, 2017 10:48 am

Buying a land in Austral The Avenue

Buying a land in Austral The Avenue
NSW

Hello Guys, We are also in the process of purchasing a vacant land in the Avenue at Austral. We noticed there are some vendor protection clause in the contract to protect…

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kimzhang570
May 07, 2017 9:33 am

What is building cost $/sqm?

What is building cost $/sqm?
NSW

The cost is dependent on the type of house, the quality of the build, the level of amenity you want and how fast you want it built. Standard advice is $1500 per square…

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arcadelt
May 06, 2017 11:37 pm
heew
heew
6 May

Occupational / Final Certificate question

Occupational / Final Certificate question

Thank you for your reply. I clarified this with the builder they'll provide an interim OC instead because I did not elect the landscaping option.

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heew
May 06, 2017 11:00 am
Kandi
Kandi
5 May

Fujitsu and tiles

Fujitsu and tiles

above question for Metricon customers.

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Kandi
May 05, 2017 11:41 pm

Heat pump??

Heat pump??
NSW

Hi, I would think all heat pump systems to be very similar. Just check out their specs to see what efficiency they have. IE is it 5x efficient or more. Also cross…

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carmania
May 05, 2017 10:27 pm

what is the allowable fsr/site coverage in the LEP?

what is the allowable fsr/site coverage in the LEP?
NSW

How to find what is the allowable fsr/site coverage in the LEP? Any site to look? or have to rely on the RE Agent ( builder) selling this HnL package? (This is for one…

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thehuntbegins
May 05, 2017 9:31 pm
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mansawant
May 05, 2017 8:48 pm
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thehuntbegins
May 05, 2017 6:29 pm

Things you wished you knew before your first build

Things you wished you knew before your first build

For me Knowing my budget Getting a good block (right orientation and reasonably…

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bashworth
May 05, 2017 12:37 pm
bashworth
bank
bank
5 May

Building 2 storey house with JG KING steel ATLAS 2

Building 2 storey house with JG KING steel ATLAS 2
VIC

Not in our experience, although it was a while ago. You will see actual colour samples not pictures but they are small. A good look around the colour room prior to the…

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bank
May 05, 2017 10:49 am
bank
GLO
GLO
5 May

Adding Solar during your new build?

Adding Solar during your new build?
NSW

Hi, Just wondering if anyone has added Solar during the construction build? IE between when the roof tiling has gone up and before the builder pulls down the…

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GLO
May 05, 2017 7:05 am

Newport 309 - First home :)

Newport 309 - First home :)
VIC
1 ... 24, 25, 26

I'll definitely be bringing it up tomorrow. We have the same carpet as you so I was hoping the dark you wouldn't notice it 😣

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Kat_1025
May 04, 2017 10:13 pm

Why people are skipping Riverstone? and preferring Box Hill?

Why people are skipping Riverstone? and preferring Box Hill?
NSW

Not to mention that plans take forever to clear Blacktown Council whilst in The Hills Shire Council at least things move. Kind Regards, Bruce "Building an Eden Brae…

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wongbruce
May 04, 2017 9:11 pm
faykis
faykis
4 May

Buying a house on a street of a public school

Buying a house on a street of a public school
NSW

Thanks everyone for your inputs. We were so happy and excited with that lot as it had huge park at the front. Unfortunately we had to give up. when we spoke to a builder,…

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faykis
May 04, 2017 8:50 pm
faykis

These were our final plans - after changing the walls outside and the windows.

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chrismarshall3
May 04, 2017 5:08 pm
gummz
gummz
4 May

NBN provisioning - Anyone done it themselves

NBN provisioning - Anyone done it themselves

Just wondering if anyone is planning on doing it themselves (trenching and conduit that is..)?

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gummz
May 04, 2017 4:56 pm

Challenging Covenant Rules

Challenging Covenant Rules
QLD

Hi all, Just wanted to know if anyone has challenged a covenant design rule and win? If so, what approach did you take? We would like to challenge the height…

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1sttimer_stoneridge
May 04, 2017 2:46 pm
1sttimer_stoneridge

Recommendation on Architect (Sydney Area - North West)

Recommendation on Architect (Sydney Area - North West)
NSW

Hello People. I need help in identifying an architect that anyone may have used for their home to work with me on my plans. I've drawn some using a software and need…

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bluemetal77
May 04, 2017 2:26 pm
bluemetal77

Town planning and building permit costs

Town planning and building permit costs

Hi everyone, Just wanted to know your thoughts about the following costs for both town planning permit and building permit: Town planning: 12k Building permit: 14k Total:…

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glutamic
May 04, 2017 12:12 pm
sara_87
sara_87
4 May

Trend connection

Trend connection

I built with them back in 2014 and again end of last year. They're great with communication which was a massive thing for me as my friends that have built with other…

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sara_87
May 04, 2017 10:35 am
elt83
elt83
4 May

Our customised Ruby from Granvue

Our customised Ruby from Granvue
VIC

I can't believe the we've already been in our house for about 10 months! Things got so busy with selling our old house, moving twice and going overseas on a trip that I…

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elt83
May 04, 2017 9:11 am
elt83

Hi dear members, we need to know if anyone has experience with land which has significant slope at the front. we found a land which has bush view at the back (without…

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faykis
May 04, 2017 6:49 am
faykis
K-Real
K-Real
3 May

SLOW BUILD IN NORTHERN BEACHES - LIBERTY 45

SLOW BUILD IN NORTHERN BEACHES - LIBERTY 45
NSW

Hi Guys, does anyone experience delays in northers beaches? From the end of feb till today we had no action on site. We are building in dee why. They always have so many…

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K-Real
May 03, 2017 10:27 pm
K-Real

Off-White Mortar That Looks Orange To Me!

Off-White Mortar That Looks Orange To Me!
VIC

any resolution to this? Im having exact same issue, orange sand used on off white cement... looks orange to me. I dont want to wait until heaps is done to know if this…

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chrismarshall3
May 03, 2017 9:22 pm

Does anyone have a 620 silding cavity door?

Does anyone have a 620 silding cavity door?
NSW

620 will have approx 100 inside cavity, which will leave a 520 opening hope you never want to put a small fridge or freezer in there

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aussieta
May 03, 2017 6:21 pm
aussieta

Top - a display home (not Planbuild because we couldn't find a tiled entry that they'd done) Bottom - ours The tiling on our upgraded entry was so poor the first time…

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TandL_QLD
May 03, 2017 5:20 pm
tngo
tngo
3 May

Do I need piers due to the street trees

Do I need piers due to the street trees

Thank you, builder said they might need 10-15 piers each 2m apart and 2-3 m deep. They said $4500 is provisional only and the sale person said she think it won't be up to…

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tngo
May 03, 2017 3:36 pm
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bhutani.sumit
May 03, 2017 2:22 pm


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