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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 - 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

We have drains and plumbing! I'll take any progress at the moment! :lol:

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saz1980
Oct 30, 2017 6:58 pm
fleabee86
fleabee86
29 October 2017

First Home :) Building with Dixon Homes

First Home :) Building with Dixon Homes
QLD
1 ... 29, 30, 31

It’s definitely been handy Rural! Although things do get done last

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fleabee86
Oct 29, 2017 7:48 pm
fleabee86
aloenyx
aloenyx
29 October 2017

Nails and metal in soil...

Nails and metal in soil...

My land is still covered in bits of littered rubbish. We put down top soil over most of it, so only notice it really when I dig holes to plant things. Always wear gloves…

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aloenyx
Oct 29, 2017 6:46 pm
aloenyx
televisi
televisi
29 October 2017

Yellow-ish grey water and no-maintenance gutter guard

Yellow-ish grey water and no-maintenance gutter guard
VIC

Thanks for your reply! At the end, I installed gutter guard by put an ad on hi pages website (thus I received 3 quotes) and since it is installed, the grey water is…

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televisi
Oct 29, 2017 5:33 pm
LibertyNR
LibertyNR
29 October 2017

Has anyone applied surface sealing to face bricks?

Has anyone applied surface sealing to face bricks?

Thank you both for the comment, I was told over the years the brick will absorb water and dry over and over agin which will weaken the bricks. And to keep the cleaning job…

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LibertyNR
Oct 29, 2017 12:26 pm
ruraldoc
ruraldoc
28 October 2017

Building our dream - Acreage Build

Building our dream - Acreage Build
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Congrats Abuild. Will be glad to see some of your reno work!

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ruraldoc
Oct 28, 2017 5:27 pm
ruraldoc
hitarth18
hitarth18
28 October 2017

Austral urban one range in pepper

Austral urban one range in pepper
NSW
1, 2, 3

I think shades in QLD are different to that in NSW in Urban One range. We chose Pepper Brick based on what we saw in one of the color studio of our builders. It seemed a…

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hitarth18
Oct 28, 2017 5:25 pm
Anand C
Anand C
27 October 2017

Coral homes Noosa 23MKII at Ipswich, Queensland

Coral homes Noosa 23MKII at Ipswich, Queensland
QLD

Finally we got an email this morning that the construction will start on the 14th of November. I hope all the paper work gets sorted before that and they dont delay it…

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Anand C
Oct 27, 2017 11:11 am
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Abdull.83
Oct 27, 2017 11:05 am
Nabeelc
Nabeelc
27 October 2017

Our Metricon Merricks 38

Our Metricon Merricks 38
QLD
1 ... 6, 7, 8

I signed contract in July last year. Selected 2pac at M-Studio selection and then pay variation.

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Nabeelc
Oct 27, 2017 7:15 am
Nabeelc
abhishu
abhishu
26 October 2017

Metricon murchison 15 B pics and suggestions.

Metricon murchison 15 B pics and suggestions.
VIC

Hi , anyone pls upload the pics of metricon murchison 15 B house. Especially front, backyard and living Appreciate if any upgrade suggestions like ceiling height.

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abhishu
Oct 26, 2017 10:55 pm
Lenz88
Lenz88
26 October 2017

Building with the Dennis Family - tips and advice please :)

Building with the Dennis Family - tips and advice please :)
VIC

The builder applies for the permits on your behalf. Where are you building and do you know if you need any council dispensations? We waited till we got approval from the…

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Lenz88
Oct 26, 2017 10:19 pm
Joshwaan2k
Joshwaan2k
26 October 2017

Building Simonds Prague with Modifications

Building Simonds Prague with Modifications
VIC
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Cool thanks for that gives us an idea how much mark up they put in our quote as they not itemized anything yet.

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Joshwaan2k
Oct 26, 2017 8:32 pm
BobbyBrendan
BobbyBrendan
26 October 2017

Recommendation for Builders - knock down,build your own plan

Recommendation for Builders - knock down,build your own plan
VIC

OK, off they go on Gumtree then. What about recommendation for custom builders in Western suburb of Melbourne?

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BobbyBrendan
Oct 26, 2017 6:05 pm
asbcon
asbcon
26 October 2017

Fake asbestos removal dockets... what should we do?

Fake asbestos removal dockets... what should we do?

Update from today... Asked the demo company for a the EPA's Waste Locate Consignment # and they declined to provide it. I think…

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asbcon
Oct 26, 2017 5:06 pm
asbcon
TashPaul
TashPaul
26 October 2017

Name of the contract - help

Name of the contract - help
NSW

Just sign under your maiden name. Much easier and completely legal.

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TashPaul
Oct 26, 2017 10:27 am
TashPaul
ThomasTheDankEngine
ThomasTheDankEngine
26 October 2017

NBN Installation on new home.

NBN Installation on new home.

Good morning all, We have recently sat down and signed the contract for our new home!!! One of the additions i left off the contract was the NBN package which was quoted…

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ThomasTheDankEngine
Oct 26, 2017 9:01 am
roscoepikotrain
roscoepikotrain
26 October 2017

Porter Davis hamptons vs ?

Porter Davis hamptons vs ?
QLD

Metricon has the Balmain 51 which is similar in price to the Marriott Grange They have a display at the surrounds in helensvale https://www.metricon.com.au/display-hom…

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roscoepikotrain
Oct 26, 2017 8:42 am
Carpentacular
Carpentacular
26 October 2017

Expenses acquired during build. What am I in for?

Expenses acquired during build. What am I in for?
WA
1, 2

As been posted, shop around. Strange the valuation failure was equivalent to what you had put away don't you think?

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Carpentacular
Oct 26, 2017 6:20 am
Chiara95
Chiara95
25 October 2017

First Home Owner - Building in Springfield Rise

First Home Owner - Building in Springfield Rise
QLD
1, 2, 3

Hey! We're building with Valeco. We have a driveway allowance of 50m2, but we didn't need all of it for our driveway. Our sales consultant recommended we use some of the…

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Chiara95
Oct 25, 2017 8:01 pm
Misskb
Misskb
25 October 2017

Simonds Express - Rathdowne - Western Melbourne

Simonds Express - Rathdowne - Western Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 29, 30, 31

Thank you so much for your reply and your advise 😊

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Misskb
Oct 25, 2017 4:26 pm
Misskb
rum_home
rum_home
25 October 2017

Home valuations on new house/land builds

Home valuations on new house/land builds
VIC

Oh that's not good. Guess they cannot do a valuation on an untitled land, beyond your cost price. But they can do an expected value on an unbuilt house in a new area?

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rum_home
Oct 25, 2017 1:07 pm
rum_home
vnoddy
vnoddy
25 October 2017

Highgrove Box Hill

Highgrove Box Hill
NSW

Hi, We are about to put a deposit on a house and land package at Box Hill wondering what hidden cost we don't know about? Can…

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vnoddy
Oct 25, 2017 12:21 pm
Salfield
Salfield
25 October 2017

Anyone building with Masterton in Maitland NSW area ? Feedba

Anyone building with Masterton in Maitland NSW area ? Feedba
NSW

Hi mate. We are most likely going to build with Clarendon, as like you they have the perfect plan for us. If you want to look at a masterton home that is pretty close to…

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Salfield
Oct 25, 2017 10:40 am
building-expert
building-expert
25 October 2017

Questions for variations and costs first home buyer

Questions for variations and costs first home buyer
VIC

It is impossible to give you a meaning answer without your contract review. For example, it will state in your contract who pays for the building permit.

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building-expert
Oct 25, 2017 9:05 am
building-expert
arcadelt
arcadelt
25 October 2017

Cladding on front facade

Cladding on front facade
NSW

You could leave it open.

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arcadelt
Oct 25, 2017 7:42 am
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NthHome
Oct 24, 2017 9:39 pm
mclare
mclare
24 October 2017

Building and Fences

Building and Fences
VIC

At what stage did your builder let you get your fencing done? TIA.

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mclare
Oct 24, 2017 6:54 pm
mclare
Dylandbrooke
Dylandbrooke
24 October 2017

NSW: Coral Homes Avoca 23 - Started to update :)

NSW: Coral Homes Avoca 23 - Started to update :)
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hey Whitey What would you recommend to do for the bare basics for electrical? We'd like to get some work done after handover (or via the electrician onsite if he allows)…

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Dylandbrooke
Oct 24, 2017 12:13 pm
Dylandbrooke


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