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dreamh0me
dreamh0me
16 May

Eden Brae – Advantage Series "standard" ranges?

Eden Brae – Advantage Series "standard" ranges?
NSW

Ausgrid was cheaper than Sydney Tiger tails but the they reduced the price. They were $25 more than Ausgrid but they have been relaiable and still waiting to hear back fro…

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dreamh0me
May 16, 2017 10:34 pm
dreamh0me
jasmunder
jasmunder
16 May

Construction Cost for two units

Construction Cost for two units
VIC

Hi, Cost does seem to be little high. Recently, I did couple of quotes of townhouses near Hopper Crossing (26-27 square). 3 bedroom-2 bathroom and 1 garage and cost was…

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jasmunder
May 16, 2017 9:15 pm
awells
awells
16 May

House plan with theatre/lounge at front

House plan with theatre/lounge at front
WA

Hello I'm looking for floor plan ideas where the lounge/theatre is at the front of the house before the master bedroom. I'm currently in home group WA's grand retreat…

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awells
May 16, 2017 8:35 pm

Porter Davis

Porter Davis
VIC

Thanks for that pieman, so closer than I had thought if they do it in the 38 weeks!

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sian.wickham
May 16, 2017 8:16 pm
sian.wickham
addie ct
addie ct
16 May

First time building a home - Wisdom Homes

First time building a home - Wisdom Homes
NSW

We're building washington 32 but no blog. I don't have time for it unfortunately as i work full time. Search in google there's few washington 32 there that you can find.

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addie ct
May 16, 2017 7:34 pm
paraga
paraga
16 May

Budget Custom Home builder

Budget Custom Home builder

Thanks for your reply. By "budget" I meant, I'm at the lower end of the range for building a small double story(25 square) house. Cheers !

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paraga
May 16, 2017 12:49 pm
Zakasu
Zakasu
16 May

First time building Colorado 37 Henley

First time building Colorado 37 Henley

Thanks Miss Lucky, it looks like a great plan. Unfortunately there aren't any being built at the moment, because that was something else I thought…

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Zakasu
May 16, 2017 11:01 am
sunrays
sunrays
15 May

Fairhaven or Boutique

Fairhaven or Boutique
VIC

We built with Fairhaven homes last year and have been happy overall, admin can be a bit slow but overall prices are great and you get overall a good outcome. I will not…

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sunrays
May 15, 2017 9:32 pm

Building with fowler homes

Building with fowler homes
NSW
1, 2

Hi All! We have finally settled our land and now comes the long wait for DA approval before we can get our slab down! Does anyone have any new pictures or updates to…

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Portofino38
May 15, 2017 5:10 pm
Kaya
Kaya
15 May

Oracle Platinum Homes- Ascot 24

Oracle Platinum Homes- Ascot 24
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Wow all these familiar hopeless names I'm hearing this company is a complete joke screwing with people's lives they were recommended to me and unfortunately now I wouldn't…

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Kaya
May 15, 2017 5:03 pm
bashworth
bashworth
15 May

N-W vs S-E orientation of house/ backyard

N-W vs S-E orientation of house/ backyard
NSW

Great advice from algernon. For some general advice there is a post about orientation on my blog : http://anewhouse.com.au/2012/02/block-orientation/

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bashworth
May 15, 2017 2:37 pm
bashworth
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paraga
May 15, 2017 9:39 am
ddarroch
ddarroch
14 May

Newbie looking for help with new home

Newbie looking for help with new home
VIC

This government website offers tonnes & tonnes of advice on how to build a comfortable, energy efficient home. http://www.yourhome.gov.au/passive-design Briefly, face…

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ddarroch
May 14, 2017 10:46 pm

Porter davis Marbella 38 supply own applainces ?

Porter davis Marbella 38 supply own applainces ?
VIC

Do you mean did PD give us a rebate? They did, but it's not a huge amount.

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AnnPerkins
May 14, 2017 9:50 pm
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RhondaMc
May 14, 2017 7:18 pm
sunrays
sunrays
14 May

Building with Carlisle/ Base price increase

Building with Carlisle/ Base price increase
VIC

post it on social media maybe their facebook page and you should get noticed

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sunrays
May 14, 2017 3:01 pm
faykis
faykis
13 May

What can be build on padmount substation easement of 60/60/6

What can be build on padmount substation easement of 60/60/6
NSW

Hi, what building straucture can one build on the second easement of 60/60/60 firerating 2.05m meters from padmount substation? If we want to place garage within that…

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faykis
May 13, 2017 10:43 pm
faykis
tungfai
tungfai
13 May

Metricon Peninsula facade

Metricon Peninsula facade
VIC

Yes you can, just a matter of price.

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tungfai
May 13, 2017 12:17 am
Lorri
Lorri
12 May

What does "site access" mean?

What does "site access" mean?
TAS

Thanks, none of this was explained to us, it all started when they realised the place they thought was the pad was not the place the house was in the site plans, so it…

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Lorri
May 12, 2017 8:59 am
Lorri
spaceboi
spaceboi
12 May

Coral Homes - Casuarina 32

Coral Homes - Casuarina 32
QLD
1, 2, 3

the quote i was given about downlights made it seem like it was only $45 for a 15w flouro downlight with installation... , BUT that is charged if there is an EXISTING…

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spaceboi
May 12, 2017 7:59 am
spaceboi
bashworth
bashworth
11 May

Additional piering

Additional piering
NSW

As the porch seems like it might be part of your slab you will probably still need the foundation down to the appropriate depth. It's not just to protect the sewer, its…

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bashworth
May 11, 2017 10:33 pm
bashworth
vivmak
vivmak
11 May

KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

KDR with Sekisui House: post handover
NSW
1 ... 121, 122, 123

Hello people iam back on now, I had replaced mobile and never installed tapatalk until this week. That is stunning. I am building one on my own with all sorts of dramas…

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vivmak
May 11, 2017 1:52 pm

Edgewater Homes (Henley\Plantation)

Edgewater Homes (Henley\Plantation)
NSW

We had them built our home in Edmondson Park. The customer service and the construction manager are reliable and fast. So far we don't have any major issue with the house.

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ailensnelp
May 11, 2017 9:12 am
JLSI
JLSI
10 May

Anyone bulding with Lily Homes?

Anyone bulding with Lily Homes?
NSW

Yes! We have just exchanged contracts on a h&l package in the gables. They had quite a few on offer. We found Karen from their Prestons office really helpful.

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JLSI
May 10, 2017 11:05 pm

I think the brick laying process is complete now, so now you should concentrate on plastering. Konnstruct team provides top quality Plastering and Painting service at…

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bashworth
May 10, 2017 10:20 pm
bashworth
algernon
algernon
10 May

Building inspector(s) in the ACT?

Building inspector(s) in the ACT?
ACT

Does anyone have any recommendations (or otherwise) or experience with any new home construction building inspectors in Canberra? Looking for multiple stage inspections,…

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algernon
May 10, 2017 9:16 pm
algernon
algernon
10 May

Custom/special conditions in building contracts?

Custom/special conditions in building contracts?
ACT

I've got a copy of the ACT MBA standard contract, which is used by our currently preferred builder (a custom builder). This is the first time that I've built, but as…

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algernon
May 10, 2017 9:13 pm
Gravy
Gravy
10 May

Laminate vs Tiles, pros and cons

Laminate vs Tiles, pros and cons
NSW

In our build we're using tiles downstairs and laminate upstairs. I would of ideally used laminate downstairs as well but I am an avid fishkeeper and if something goes…

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Gravy
May 10, 2017 7:10 pm
Gravy
Mrsxtro01
Mrsxtro01
10 May

Prestart allowance

Prestart allowance

A prestart allowance is a specified amount you write into your contract that is for you to spend at prestart on upgrades. It is included in your contracted quote so your…

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Mrsxtro01
May 10, 2017 4:36 pm

Crystal - Dennis Family Homes

Crystal - Dennis Family Homes
VIC

Anyone building the Crystal with Dennis Family Homes?

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Humphrey29
May 10, 2017 2:51 pm
Ssjo
Ssjo
10 May

UMBRA Estate Greenvale

UMBRA Estate Greenvale
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hey, Nar no white SUV - (gold CRV). Found out last night that they are looking to pour thursday. My private inspector rang to say that he received a email from SS for…

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Ssjo
May 10, 2017 2:46 pm
klea
klea
10 May

Choosing between BOLD, CORAL HOMES AND CMA

Choosing between BOLD, CORAL HOMES AND CMA
QLD

I would second comments about Coral. Really fast in SE Qld particularly on northside of Brissie. Have heard good things about Bold too. Did you pick one?

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klea
May 10, 2017 1:18 pm
lp77
lp77
10 May

Plantation/Henley house facades

Plantation/Henley house facades
QLD

Did u end up building with plantation? If so what a nightmare from award winning builder..

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lp77
May 10, 2017 11:41 am
lp77
lp77
10 May

Building/council plans

Building/council plans
QLD

Aww Tmaria what a nightmare. Where in qld ru? Who ru building with? We're down Gold Coast I'm also from UK and some of the practices here ... No words. But we got an…

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lp77
May 10, 2017 11:38 am

Coral Homes - Noosa 29 (Modified) - Help with pergola design

Coral Homes - Noosa 29 (Modified) - Help with pergola design
QLD
1 ... 28, 29, 30

Knotwood would be lovely! We're just going with Monument powder coating to match the gutters. We already have a lot of Merbau colour in the backyard with the deck and…

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manderinne
May 10, 2017 7:32 am
manderinne

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?

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


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