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mj-mac4
mj-mac4
16 November 2017

Final build price Vs Advertised price

Final build price Vs Advertised price
1, 2

Coral NSW 25sq house base price $204,000. Final price $265,000. This includes colour and finishes upgrades, tiles, carpet, electrical, appliances, ducted aircon, and lots…

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mj-mac4
Nov 16, 2017 4:32 pm
mj-mac4
bini
bini
16 November 2017

Anyone building in Mernda Villages Stage 71 - 73?

Anyone building in Mernda Villages Stage 71 - 73?
VIC

Yayy!!! its the first best feeling you will come across when you hear from your agent that your Land is titled and settlement will be the next 14…

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bini
Nov 16, 2017 12:52 pm
Joker
Joker
16 November 2017

Fowler homes site costs, slab and variations costs

Fowler homes site costs, slab and variations costs
NSW

I think there is middle ground, why are project builders allowed to seemingly get away with regular poor work, some customers get good results, some get horrific results,…

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Joker
Nov 16, 2017 12:40 pm
bribiebell
bribiebell
16 November 2017

Coral Homes Build SEQ - modified Grange 20

Coral Homes Build SEQ - modified Grange 20
QLD
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Klea just got the update I hope you are doing ok. I want Lego woman updates on your progress

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bribiebell
Nov 16, 2017 11:29 am
bribiebell
Beb
Beb
16 November 2017

Trend connection

Trend connection

I have built with trend connection in 2015 and currently now and will definitely build again with them in the future can't recommend them enough. We have had great…

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Beb
Nov 16, 2017 9:46 am
Astoria52
Astoria52
16 November 2017

Anyone bought land in 57 Sandown Road Springvale Melbourne

Anyone bought land in 57 Sandown Road Springvale Melbourne
VIC

Are some blocks still available? I thought most have been sold, but again I might be wrong. We're building with Carlisle and there are A LOT of houses there built by…

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Astoria52
Nov 15, 2017 11:48 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
15 November 2017

Urgent Question: Site cost in Somerfield estate

Urgent Question: Site cost in Somerfield estate
VIC

In a boom market always "fix costs" then it becomes the builders problem if he can't get subcontractors to do the work for what he initially quoted. $10K for siteworks…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 15, 2017 6:43 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
huubang
huubang
15 November 2017

CSG Situation in Spring Farm

CSG Situation in Spring Farm

Thanks alyise_ for your info. Hope they will sort it out. Anybody has another story to share?

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huubang
Nov 15, 2017 3:17 pm
coref1
coref1
15 November 2017

Macarthur Heights - Fencing

Macarthur Heights - Fencing
NSW

A long time since you asked this question but I recently put a deposit on a block at Mac Heights and as far as I know you cannot build a color bond fence there.

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coref1
Nov 15, 2017 2:52 pm
yonas
yonas
15 November 2017

Waterhaven Estate @ Point Cook, VIC

Waterhaven Estate @ Point Cook, VIC
VIC

Hi Aloha, Did you end up buying here at Waterhaven. I am considering to buy a house and land package here. Small 2 storey house. Probably in 2014 lot prices were so…

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yonas
Nov 15, 2017 2:52 pm
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Ezza78
Nov 15, 2017 11:57 am

Plan with master at rear The original plan Will upload personalised plan when I receive them at the gallery 😊

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EmEm
Nov 15, 2017 10:46 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
15 November 2017

Henley build

Henley build
VIC

Somuchforthedream, you haven't stated what area you are in and your soil classification! It is too late now but if you are for example in the Melbourne western or northern…

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SaveH2O
Nov 15, 2017 5:49 am
SaveH2O
LEXMAN
LEXMAN
14 November 2017

Abchomes Metropolitan 32

Abchomes Metropolitan 32
VIC

Hi , Im in negotiation with ABC homes with a contract and after seeking advice from a contract lawyer i presented amendments to the sales consultant, his reaction to my…

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LEXMAN
Nov 14, 2017 10:34 pm
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


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