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Dani232
Dani232
7 November 2017

Alfresco on 275

Alfresco on 275
VIC

Does anyone have a Newport 275 with the optional 6x4 alfresco on the rear ? We think we want to do it but would really like to see it before we commit to the 12k. We’ve…

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Dani232
Nov 07, 2017 10:20 pm

How is all your build going? Have fun. mine here below

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siouxsam
Nov 07, 2017 9:25 pm

I almost fell off my chair when my husband sent me this photo! Frames and trusses are up!

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Shannen051
Nov 07, 2017 9:22 pm

PGH (BORAL) Dark RYE Bricks on my house,we like them very much

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siouxsam
Nov 07, 2017 9:09 pm

TILES6020 - Kalahari Crystal Polished Porcelain 300x600 Grout: Ardex #200 White

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siouxsam
Nov 07, 2017 9:05 pm

Here is my front entry door STUDIO PSTD 5V5, this is the door offers 2340X920mm

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siouxsam
Nov 07, 2017 8:53 pm

PSG DarkRye bricks for our home PSG DarkRye bricks for our home

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siouxsam
Nov 07, 2017 8:48 pm
ngrundy
ngrundy
7 November 2017

portee davis - security system

portee davis - security system
VIC

I can't comment on pricing but forget the Mode 3 phone point make sure the security system is using 3G/4G for comms. Once NBN rolls around the phone line goes away so the…

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ngrundy
Nov 07, 2017 3:52 pm
Imightbedave
Imightbedave
7 November 2017

First Build HGWA

First Build HGWA
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Congrats Jenza, that floor looks awesome! As far as I know the tiles need at least a day or two after going down and then probably another day minimum after they’ve…

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Imightbedave
Nov 07, 2017 3:40 pm
excited_builders
excited_builders
6 November 2017

advice on Building Inspector

advice on Building Inspector

What does pre contract inspection mean? Is that a review of site plans n pricing n legal terms in HIA?

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excited_builders
Nov 06, 2017 7:37 pm
anja
anja
6 November 2017

Binet homes vs...

Binet homes vs...
NSW

Hi All Initial conversations with Metricon however may need to consider upgrades to get what we want and so wonder if Binet Homes should be on our list . Please advise -…

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anja
Nov 06, 2017 5:20 pm
anja
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anja
Nov 06, 2017 5:09 pm
anja
Teck Yong
Teck Yong
6 November 2017

Re: Choice Living WA

Re: Choice Living WA
WA

I kept calling and sending messages to Mario last Thursday, Friday and Saturday but not reply at all. I try to call to Choice's office from this morning until now (14:04)…

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Teck Yong
Nov 06, 2017 4:05 pm
Joker
Joker
6 November 2017

Independant inspector worth it? Bendigo area

Independant inspector worth it? Bendigo area
VIC

A must, include pre contract inspection, give yourself no surprise, and let's builder know, you have knowledge on your side, building mistakes are common and most builds…

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Joker
Nov 06, 2017 12:19 pm
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
5 November 2017

Minimum Land Width

Minimum Land Width

Thank you for the reply aphsta. We've spoken to the builder today. Apparently there is also some regulations regarding minimum space between the property boundary and windows.

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virgin-builder
Nov 05, 2017 8:40 pm
virgin-builder
Persol
Persol
5 November 2017

Building with Eight Homes !

Building with Eight Homes !
VIC

Excellent. We are at final stage of constructions. Hope to move in in December. Good luck to your rest of the process.

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Persol
Nov 05, 2017 8:11 pm
nicolawhitelaw
nicolawhitelaw
5 November 2017

Perry Homes @ Cliftleigh Meadows - WERE IN

Perry Homes @ Cliftleigh Meadows - WERE IN
NSW
1 ... 28, 29, 30

Yes we are al settled. House warming in 2 weeks and then looking forward to our first Xmas in here Woo!!! Can’t wait to follow along

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nicolawhitelaw
Nov 05, 2017 7:35 pm
nicolawhitelaw
MiAlJe
MiAlJe
5 November 2017

Dual living plan - what do you think

Dual living plan - what do you think
WA

Hello Wrighto, yes. We are building in Gooseberry Hill. There was a lot of back and forth between the builder and shire over the dual occupancy component but we got there…

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MiAlJe
Nov 05, 2017 3:33 pm
MiAlJe
swsam
swsam
5 November 2017

Cowaramup WA clay soils

Cowaramup WA clay soils
WA

Not sure if your issue has resolved, however I'm building in CVE and my block is an S class site, with possibility of waterproof membrane and/or subsoil drainage, plus…

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swsam
Nov 05, 2017 1:11 pm
stuarth44
stuarth44
4 November 2017

Cost of 3 phase power

Cost of 3 phase power
1, 2

Anybody can dig a trench and a conduit and lines but the point is what are the power charges do they charge an extra top of the extra daily line charge and reading the…

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stuarth44
Nov 04, 2017 6:19 pm
JRbuild
JRbuild
4 November 2017

Building an Allworth Home in Coast Central Estate at Wyee

Building an Allworth Home in Coast Central Estate at Wyee
NSW
1, 2, 3

I knew the sizing was different but I haven't really looked into how much smaller. As a first home I'm sure you'll be very happy. We couldn't resist the Altona. We were…

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JRbuild
Nov 04, 2017 5:08 pm
DanielleJ92
DanielleJ92
4 November 2017

My Build with 8homes!

My Build with 8homes!
VIC

Hi RoseN, I would also be interested to hear how you found the rest of the build and if any issues came about as we have just signed our contracts to build the 'octave'…

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DanielleJ92
Nov 04, 2017 12:32 pm
Mojitostan
Mojitostan
4 November 2017

Allcastle Savannah- Gregory Hills

Allcastle Savannah- Gregory Hills
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Thanks wazza It’s hard to make decision how to build your home and also costly too

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Mojitostan
Nov 04, 2017 12:23 pm
wheelmen
wheelmen
4 November 2017

Still in contract phase

Still in contract phase

can't wait!, working out the specifics.. it's going to be long 7mo. Still getting the mortgage wrapped up. Tomorrow will match siding with the brick and pick out more colors.

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wheelmen
Nov 04, 2017 10:27 am
Ezza78
Ezza78
4 November 2017

Double driveway width

Double driveway width
VIC

Thanks Baz, I think we will be ok then. I’ll measure out plans later but think we are 5m

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Ezza78
Nov 04, 2017 6:17 am
Ryan2007
Ryan2007
3 November 2017

Need help

Need help

Awesome I agree we did discuss this with our tile selection lady but our ss had misplaced the paperwork and asked us all over again! It's hard when you selected and chose…

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Ryan2007
Nov 03, 2017 10:07 pm
Ryan2007

Gardens done so everything complete now! This will probably be it from me. I’ve enjoyed using this forum to see what everyone is up to and to get information. It’s…

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Talkey
Nov 03, 2017 5:51 pm
Talkey
dillongl
dillongl
3 November 2017

GJ Gardner Mandalay 282 Bundanoon

GJ Gardner Mandalay 282 Bundanoon
NSW

Coming along, meeting electrician Monday and gyprock planned for 13th, can’t wait to see the walls in place! Yes all windows from A&L, we have a mix of double hung,…

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dillongl
Nov 03, 2017 5:22 pm
dillongl
Teck Yong
Teck Yong
3 November 2017

Re: Choice Living WA

Re: Choice Living WA
WA

Our house started with site clearing end of June 2016 and until now, still not finished yet. The stage i reach now is first floor lock up. Ground floor still nothing.…

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Teck Yong
Nov 03, 2017 3:20 pm
Amymay
Amymay
3 November 2017

Fairmont Homes Custom Build Myponga, SA

Fairmont Homes Custom Build Myponga, SA
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hellooo much update on the house?? I have my finger crossed for before xmas just wanted to see if youve had any update on handover date ? 😀😀

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Amymay
Nov 03, 2017 12:07 pm
Lenz88
Lenz88
3 November 2017

Cant believe Im here!

Cant believe Im here!
VIC

We are building in outer eastern suburbs and building with Dennis Family homes.

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Lenz88
Nov 03, 2017 11:38 am
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Waldorf_Grange_Build
3 November 2017

Re: Choice Living

Re: Choice Living
WA

What does it say in your contract? Can it be deducted from your final invoice? - View my blog at www.waldorfgrangebuild.wordpress.com

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Nov 03, 2017 1:33 am
Waldorf_Grange_Build
CiNnY
CiNnY
2 November 2017

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley
VIC
1, 2

Hi Ann, my parents built in Hidden Valley as owner builders 8ish years ago and didn't have any issues even when applying to remove some trees. We are actually moving back…

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CiNnY
Nov 02, 2017 9:21 pm
Dani232
Dani232
2 November 2017

Fairhaven Newport 275+

Fairhaven Newport 275+
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi, We are on the other side of the city but would love to view your home sometime. We would love your feedback. My contact is 0428606667. Thanks, Dani

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Dani232
Nov 02, 2017 1:16 pm
brokenstick
brokenstick
2 November 2017

Appointing a building surveyor? Am I living under a rock!?

Appointing a building surveyor? Am I living under a rock!?
VIC

I have just been told the same from my builder. They are saying I have to use their surveyor (Group 4) as they have a agreement with them for issuing permits and…

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brokenstick
Nov 02, 2017 12:38 pm

This is how it ended up looking, we did forget to move/create the upstairs linen but we don't really care we can get around it.

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Crownleyian
Nov 02, 2017 9:33 am
Crownleyian
alysanne
alysanne
1 November 2017

Modified Carrington with Statesman Homes S.A [first home].

Modified Carrington with Statesman Homes S.A [first home].
SA
1, 2, 3

ckfd Good, thanks for asking! I got my keys last Friday (about 1.5 weeks after pre handover). Still have some work to complete from other contractors before I move in…

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alysanne
Nov 01, 2017 9:18 pm
Charley
Charley
1 November 2017

Built on a corner block in Melbourne. Moved in pics

Built on a corner block in Melbourne. Moved in pics
VIC
1 ... 29, 30, 31

Thankyou, i just have to wait for everything to grow now. Pond end is all flowering things and opposite fence is veggie patch. Still want to put a weeping cherry tree in…

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Charley
Nov 01, 2017 8:12 pm
Hailsm
Hailsm
1 November 2017

Gyprock to completion

Gyprock to completion

Hi everyone, Just wondering if you could share how long it took from when your gyprock went up to to when your house was completed? We're building a 239sqm house with…

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Hailsm
Nov 01, 2017 8:11 pm
Hailsm
naleens
naleens
1 November 2017

Metricon - Savannah 34 build in Brisbane

Metricon - Savannah 34 build in Brisbane
QLD

Hi Shane, Welcome. We too are building a Savannah 34 in BNE. After some delay in land release, hopefully we can start construction at the end of the month. Looking…

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naleens
Nov 01, 2017 6:16 pm
naleens
naleens
1 November 2017

Metricon Savannah 34 - We are in!

Metricon Savannah 34 - We are in!
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hi Manjula, Good stuff mate. We too are building a Savannah 34 in QLD. Unfortunately our land release got delayed. Where are you building? Cheers, Sam

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naleens
Nov 01, 2017 6:13 pm
Rocchet
Rocchet
1 November 2017

Wisdom Homes Signature package??

Wisdom Homes Signature package??
NSW

I have heard similar feedback from some people. There are definitely some banks that will not lend on wisdoms payment structure and it is a little heavier at the front…

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Rocchet
Nov 01, 2017 3:46 pm
rum_home
rum_home
1 November 2017

Arramont Estate - Wollert Victoria

Arramont Estate - Wollert Victoria
VIC

Stage 1 has started, took the drone for a look and here is a progress picture. A lot of rocks, and looks like they've filled in at least 2 dams and dump the rocks in a…

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rum_home
Nov 01, 2017 7:12 am
rum_home
wongbruce
wongbruce
31 October 2017

How much % of deposit your builder is asking when you sign a

How much % of deposit your builder is asking when you sign a

Eden Brae Homes don’t offer a preliminary contract they offer a HIA building contract which clearly stipulates the terms and conditions of the building process as well…

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wongbruce
Oct 31, 2017 10:04 pm

Hi All, Just about to start our first home build, building on poles, split level on a sloping site and would like some advice on the below 2 ways of going about the…

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DMalcolm
Oct 31, 2017 5:27 pm
CG Scardycat
CG Scardycat
31 October 2017

When your builder provide a building contract?

When your builder provide a building contract?

We have ours now. With our builder (Rawson), we would usually get the contract prior to the tiles/colours/electrical appointment but we pushed to get our appointments in…

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CG Scardycat
Oct 31, 2017 3:53 pm
onetonnesam
onetonnesam
30 October 2017

Allcastle Grandworth 42.5

Allcastle Grandworth 42.5
NSW

Hey mate, I’d be putting in more like 5-10% of your house build cost on landscaping. And for the driveway, you can expect to pay between $70 to $100 p square metre…

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onetonnesam
Oct 30, 2017 9:38 pm


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