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mduking
mduking
31 May

H&L package Metricon - 30 Jardine Drive Edmondson Park

H&L package Metricon - 30 Jardine Drive Edmondson Park
NSW
1, 2

I heard from Metricon as these H&L packages does not comply with 88B. To comply with this condition they would need to increase…

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mduking
May 31, 2017 8:24 pm

Issues building

Issues building

Wisdom homes has a few clauses on your contract that makes it difficult for you to review or complain about their work on social media or other public forums. This was the…

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Mtfranklin
May 31, 2017 5:45 pm
wongbruce
wongbruce
31 May

Land Titles - delays and options to terminate

Land Titles - delays and options to terminate

If your buying in QLD, you will need to provide proof to the Vendor Solicitor that you cannot get finance to get the termination under the finance clause. As I don't…

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wongbruce
May 31, 2017 4:52 pm
SteveMc
SteveMc
31 May

What to consider when finalizing electrical layout?

What to consider when finalizing electrical layout?

To be honest the only thing you need to really worry about are cable paths that cannot be used like the ground floor of a two storey home, brick columns, skillion roof and…

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SteveMc
May 31, 2017 9:34 am
SteveMc

Timber beam schedule - confuse (HELP)

Timber beam schedule - confuse (HELP)
VIC

Albash, That's the size of the beam, 294mm X 110mm the 2 in front of the 294 means 2 beams side by side, gl is Glulam and 18 is the stress grade. Firstly I would asked…

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Doozer1905
May 31, 2017 12:17 am
TheGirlie
TheGirlie
30 May

Starting Over - Our Build in Blakeview Grove (SA)

Starting Over - Our Build in Blakeview Grove (SA)
SA
1, 2

Ok, so it's been awhile since I updated this but I have been lurking around and keeping up with others builds. We've still only got an empty block of…

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TheGirlie
May 30, 2017 9:22 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
30 May

Reverse brick veneer with linea board in QLD?

Reverse brick veneer with linea board in QLD?
QLD

Where in QLD are you building Pinklady? Your location (actually your local climate) will dictate what construction method you should use. Generally, if you are located…

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ddarroch
May 30, 2017 9:16 pm

I am a bit concerned by this note on my plans... does it mean we have to pay for this if requested or they will do it if needed? What does this entail? And does it mean my…

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Bridgetwitch
May 30, 2017 9:00 pm
Bridgetwitch

Mhm, mine is pretty standard, though not with that builder. Everything in my kitchen was included in base price, except for extending the overhead cupboards and high…

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aloenyx
May 30, 2017 8:28 pm
aloenyx

Advice on Land estate- Western Suburbs of Melbourne

Advice on Land estate- Western Suburbs of Melbourne
VIC

Watchout for tip expansion in Ravenhill ,even though it's 10k from Truganina .

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alwayslearning
May 30, 2017 8:26 pm

Oracle Cliftleigh meadows

Oracle Cliftleigh meadows
NSW

Omg my Neighbour in Brokenwood Avenue had a lot of issues I was wondering what was happening :( so sorry to hear. Good luck Building with Perry Homes: viewtopic.php?t=84756

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nicolawhitelaw
May 30, 2017 12:39 pm
nicolawhitelaw

New Living Homes builder by Masterton

New Living Homes builder by Masterton
NSW

If we compare nlh upgrade cost with other builder, is it reasonable? And how flexible nlh is if wang to change specially floor tiles and bricks within similar price range?…

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subhra1981
May 30, 2017 12:36 pm
twylamc
twylamc
30 May

Building a Rawson Benham 30 in Sydney

Building a Rawson Benham 30 in Sydney
NSW
1, 2

Hi, Read somewhere that you have tiles that are 1200 x 600. Just wondering if you have photos to share please? We have bought those big tiles as well, yet to be laid in…

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twylamc
May 30, 2017 11:34 am
twylamc

approx. cost to build house with basement

approx. cost to build house with basement
NSW

That's the way to do it! Every little bit you can save counts. I will likely choose a similar path for my build, proberly pay a builder to get it to lock up stage/…

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coppersmith
May 30, 2017 11:21 am

Simonds Palisade in Drouin

Simonds Palisade in Drouin
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

SUPER happy haha I honestly have had no problems at all. We have our kitchen going in this week so I'm so excited for that!

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Cassie.f90
May 29, 2017 11:34 pm
Deanneb01
Deanneb01
29 May

Simonds Dakota Kilmore

Simonds Dakota Kilmore
VIC
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Great that wasn't much to fix they should be able to get that all sorted quickly. have you done any landscaping ? That's one area we have sadly been slack on ! …

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Deanneb01
May 29, 2017 4:51 pm
Deanneb01
Deanneb01
Deanneb01
29 May

Final build price Vs Advertised price

Final build price Vs Advertised price

Builder: Simonds Advertised Base Price: $190,000 Final Cost: $330,000. including site costs of $54,000. That was a sad cost. Upgrades: used special at time of 60,000…

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Deanneb01
May 29, 2017 4:43 pm
Deanneb01
ZoePerth
ZoePerth
29 May

Our First Build - The Vive - Craigie 6025 - Aveling Homes

Our First Build - The Vive - Craigie 6025 - Aveling Homes
WA

We built with Aveling too, how's your build gone, you nearly finished now?

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ZoePerth
May 29, 2017 2:23 pm
andonk
andonk
28 May

Need help on HIA contract (QLD) questions

Need help on HIA contract (QLD) questions
QLD

Thanks again bashworth. If only those are the things that are written in the contract, I'd be very happy. But, unfortunately, that isn't how the contract is written ,…

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andonk
May 29, 2017 12:06 am
alysanne
alysanne
28 May

Statesman & hickinbotham plans

Statesman & hickinbotham plans
SA

I just looked it up, it is stunning. Love the kitchen/pantry and the living and dining area L shape.

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alysanne
May 28, 2017 11:30 pm
andonk
andonk
28 May

Questions for the experienced!...

Questions for the experienced!...
QLD

Nice ... that's exactly what I would do too if I was in your situation. Don't be afraid to go into a b*tch mode when dealing with a builder. It's just a business nothing…

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andonk
May 28, 2017 10:54 pm
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Dreamhouse12
May 28, 2017 6:05 pm
Joker
Joker
28 May

United Energy - power pits!

United Energy - power pits!
VIC

Most times the way it works is that these companies use subies, with our build with telephone lines through telstra, giving us the runaround for 4 months, we went direct…

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Joker
May 28, 2017 1:28 pm
MEZZI29
MEZZI29
28 May

Porter Davis Vienna 21 Heritage Facade (Hebel) - any photos

Porter Davis Vienna 21 Heritage Facade (Hebel) - any photos
VIC

Hi i just read your post.. have you found photos of the Vienna 21?? We are looking to build the Vienna 21 also... Current Photos would be great if you have any please thanks

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MEZZI29
May 28, 2017 10:04 am
Peacock
Peacock
28 May

Home Insurance

Home Insurance
QLD

As a condition of our construction loan, our bank specified the minimum insurance we must have on the house. That value was 15% above the total estimated build cost (which…

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Peacock
May 28, 2017 4:03 am
jellytot
jellytot
27 May

Clarendon Homes - Sheridan 38 Mk II

Clarendon Homes - Sheridan 38 Mk II

Holy cow Mr Ed! What upgrades did you get if you don't mind me asking?

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jellytot
May 27, 2017 10:25 pm

Building Wisdom Manahattan 52

Building Wisdom Manahattan 52
NSW

It will be a great looking facade if you had to widen it even more, and be unique to your house The glass balcony drew us on it as we also have some escarpment views to…

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ozmonkeyoy
May 27, 2017 8:48 pm
ozmonkeyoy
bank
bank
27 May

Our second home-JG King Memphis - We are in!

Our second home-JG King Memphis - We are in!
VIC
1 ... 46, 47, 48

Hi guys, how are things going? You must be in 3 months by now? Have you had your 3 month inspection?

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bank
May 27, 2017 10:32 am
bank
Peacock
Peacock
26 May

Who pays for electricity meter and water meter in SA?

Who pays for electricity meter and water meter in SA?
SA

For those who have built in South Australia under the standard HIA contract, who paid the fee for the installation of the water meter and electricity meter? You or the…

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Peacock
May 26, 2017 6:11 pm

My Build with 8homes!

My Build with 8homes!
VIC

Hi RoseN, anymore updates? How did the rest of the build go?

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RebeccaJK79
May 26, 2017 3:20 pm
Terii
Terii
26 May

Building with Eight Homes (8Homes)

Building with Eight Homes (8Homes)
VIC

Hi Simon, We are also waiting for our final contract and plans to be finished. We first started the process in October last year. Our dealing so far with them has been…

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Terii
May 26, 2017 1:32 pm
GLO
GLO
26 May

What did you forget to ask at Tender?

What did you forget to ask at Tender?
NSW

Hi, I'm sure this question will be useful to everyone about to request for a Tender regardless of the builder. Please share your thoughts, on what might be easily…

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GLO
May 26, 2017 9:47 am
PVBuild
PVBuild
26 May

Advice required: rear setback vs my boundary vs estate fence

Advice required: rear setback vs my boundary vs estate fence
QLD

As part of your build, the builder should already have done a re-establishment survey. And yes, the boundary is measured from the plot boundary, not the fence. I would be…

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PVBuild
May 26, 2017 8:41 am
MandM+4
MandM+4
25 May

Silly Hallway HELP!

Silly Hallway HELP!

You may as well make your garage storage cupboard bigger and have the garage door in the entrance. I wouldn't change anything else as you don't want bedroom entries off…

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MandM+4
May 25, 2017 3:25 pm
Joker
Joker
25 May

Building a 6 Bedroom House

Building a 6 Bedroom House
VIC

Wow what a nightmare, so many bathrooms to clean Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
May 25, 2017 1:57 pm
shellby
shellby
25 May

Tiles cracking

Tiles cracking
NSW

We watched him throughout the 4 days, def enough adhesive - we have done our own tiling in the past (with no cracking btw) and he cleaned the whole slab. He was the…

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shellby
May 25, 2017 1:57 pm
shellby
jaymak
jaymak
25 May

WA - Perception Homes vs In-Vogue Homes

WA - Perception Homes vs In-Vogue Homes
WA

Thanks tdk14! I'll have a look through it and see. It seems of the builders I'm looking at, they're all pretty much on par except Summit which is a bit ahead. Thanks…

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jaymak
May 25, 2017 11:28 am
jaymak
mamba
mamba
24 May

Lollipop Hill, Manor Lakes VIC

Lollipop Hill, Manor Lakes VIC
VIC

Hi Kidlat, We are building with Henley in Lollipop Hill stage 137 and our site costs for fixed came to almost 26K. But a lot of builder are quoting only around 12-16K…

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mamba
May 24, 2017 6:05 pm
mamba
soura
soura
24 May

Our new home in the Vale Estate, Aveley- Celebration Homes

Our new home in the Vale Estate, Aveley- Celebration Homes
WA

So its exactly a week to PCI or New Home Presentation as Celebration homes call it. It makes me anxious, not having access to the house. Can someone please tell me what I…

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soura
May 24, 2017 2:31 pm
soura

KDR - High Site Costs Reasonable?

KDR - High Site Costs Reasonable?
NSW

Ouch... They may have included an additional wealth location Cost/levy..I've see it creeping in on afew jobs these days Particularly with the way Sydney prices are…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 23, 2017 3:22 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

We have land!!!!

We have land!!!!
QLD

Welcome Kandgat!! Lovely block and the kids look so happy!! Looking forward to following along

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charlibear
May 23, 2017 1:33 pm
charlibear
MandM+4
MandM+4
23 May

Quartz counter tops

Quartz counter tops

With W it was 1 for kitchen, 1 for bathrooms, and an extra charge if more than that. Cabinet colours- 2 tone kitchen was included and bathroom cabinets there was an extra…

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MandM+4
May 23, 2017 11:05 am

Builder in liquidation - collecting stage certificates?

Builder in liquidation - collecting stage certificates?
QLD

Based in QLD, our builders recently went into liquidation in November. Throughout the whole process we chased and chased the stage certificates (slab, frame, engineering,…

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jazzajones
May 23, 2017 10:56 am
Home_17
Home_17
22 May

Anyone building wisdom homes ambassador?

Anyone building wisdom homes ambassador?
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

We are interested in Ambassador 45 and get first tender already. But we hope to get some window more bigger or some small change. Could any guys give us some suggestion…

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Home_17
May 22, 2017 5:42 pm
TomCat
TomCat
22 May

Simonds Avalon Adelaide

Simonds Avalon Adelaide
SA
1 ... 74, 75, 76

hi peeps, missed you, love youse all! tks!!

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TomCat
May 22, 2017 1:51 pm
TomCat

Building Experinces with McDonaldjones

Building Experinces with McDonaldjones
NSW

Hi there We have paid a deposit but we are still waiting of land to go through council so its very early days for us. We havent done any selections yet although they have…

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sandrandross
May 22, 2017 11:58 am
jaylex
jaylex
22 May

Anyone building/built with Pantha Homes ?

Anyone building/built with Pantha Homes ?
QLD

Hi All. New to this great forum. I've searched the posts re a family owned builder called Pantha and I could only find one post. After looking for a builder for…

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jaylex
May 22, 2017 11:41 am

45-49 Foxall Road, Kellyville (Rose estate)

45-49 Foxall Road, Kellyville (Rose estate)
NSW

Anyone here with land on the Rose bowl Circuit ? We could use this forum to keep each other updated - Have you had any updates on the registration? - Have you been able to…

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whichbuilder
May 22, 2017 2:09 am


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