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cat1185
cat1185
27 November 2017

Fairhaven build

Fairhaven build
VIC

Hi all, I’m currently building the fairhaven clovelly 191, the build is prepped for painting this week. Just wondering what sort of time frame is normal for completion…

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cat1185
Nov 27, 2017 5:21 pm
Kvav27
Kvav27
27 November 2017

First time building a home - Wisdom Homes

First time building a home - Wisdom Homes
NSW

We have done our contract with Wisdom for Washington 32. Soon will have color appointment. I wanted to know if anyone has an idea about upgrade option & charges for : 1.…

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Kvav27
Nov 27, 2017 5:16 pm
Kvav27
Kvav27
27 November 2017

Doors types and stains

Doors types and stains
NSW

We have done our contract with Wisdom for Washington 32. Soon will have color appointment. I wanted to know if anyone has an idea about upgrade option & charges for : 1.…

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Kvav27
Nov 27, 2017 5:16 pm
Abdull.83
Abdull.83
27 November 2017

Building With MegaCorp Group

Building With MegaCorp Group
NSW
1, 2

Ok people whoever cares, Fairtrading advised the below: "MegaCorp appear have gone into administration."

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Abdull.83
Nov 27, 2017 4:42 pm
MandM+4
MandM+4
27 November 2017

Wisdom Homes Washinton 32: What are the options for doors

Wisdom Homes Washinton 32: What are the options for doors
NSW

We didn’t do any stained doors but others on the forum would have, ask on the general Wisdom homes thread so more people can see it.

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MandM+4
Nov 27, 2017 3:31 pm
sparrowsnest
sparrowsnest
27 November 2017

Is this a crazy idea?

Is this a crazy idea?
VIC

No worries at all. I just used an app on my phone called magic plan. It’s great. Building our first custom dream home. https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_ ... are_type=t

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sparrowsnest
Nov 27, 2017 11:50 am
Peter112
Peter112
26 November 2017

Our Journey in building our dream home with CJ Homes

Our Journey in building our dream home with CJ Homes
QLD

Congratulations Jefffirsthomebuyer. Looking forward to start your building. One of my friends is building in park lane. They are in Miami street 😊

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Peter112
Nov 26, 2017 10:25 pm
Peter112
Binderella
Binderella
26 November 2017

Exterior Colours-- Help Please

Exterior Colours-- Help Please
NSW

I vote for B. Sorry to throw a spanner in the works. Everyone does grey these days. Be different. :)

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Binderella
Nov 26, 2017 3:25 pm

Hey all, saw this today! Pretty much what we were expecting! 😐

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Corgilover
Nov 25, 2017 4:10 pm
jasonwg
jasonwg
25 November 2017

Our Design

Our Design
VIC

Love that you've designed yourselves:-) Share the feedback on main living as others but the idea of a high raked ceiling & skylights would be awesome. Only other feedback…

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jasonwg
Nov 25, 2017 9:47 am
jasonwg
Something_Wrong
Something_Wrong
24 November 2017

Clarendon Madison 38

Clarendon Madison 38

Hi Mad38 How did you go with the colour studio and Clarendon, how far along are you now in your build and…

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Something_Wrong
Nov 24, 2017 9:39 pm
Houspect NSW
Houspect NSW
24 November 2017

The slab is down.

The slab is down.

Make sure you let your site supervisor know so it's not just left till the end. We have seen many errors 'fixed' in ways that aren't up to standard, the more you raise…

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Houspect NSW
Nov 24, 2017 9:21 pm
Houspect NSW
Houspect NSW
Houspect NSW
24 November 2017

Waterproofing wet areas

Waterproofing wet areas
NSW

We can offer advice re water proofing, were you able to speak to someone from our office?

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Houspect NSW
Nov 24, 2017 9:13 pm
Houspect NSW
smithfamily
smithfamily
24 November 2017

Building first house - need advice on builder

Building first house - need advice on builder
SA

Hi Trent, When deciding who we would build with, we researched many forums, reviews etc and found that if we based our decision on the information we read, we wouldn't…

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smithfamily
Nov 24, 2017 2:18 pm
Nisarg
Nisarg
24 November 2017

Building Simonds Modified Palisade

Building Simonds Modified Palisade
VIC

Yes Indeed, We are eagerly waiting for PCI next week and then move in. Hope you get started soon. I'm building in Tarneit not too far from plumton. Let me know if you…

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Nisarg
Nov 24, 2017 10:00 am
41202
41202
24 November 2017

Harpley Estate

Harpley Estate
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

it's depands,some of the builder working quick some are slow,good luck as I recommend,burbank and simonds building quick with mid rangr quantity

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41202
Nov 24, 2017 9:59 am
41202
Ezza78
Ezza78
24 November 2017

Master bedroom, floor plan advice

Master bedroom, floor plan advice

Family’s would want the master upstairs near kids if they are young. Def want more living space and garden, that would appeal to more people and be more enjoyable for…

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Ezza78
Nov 24, 2017 6:43 am

So excited! So close to lock up now! Almost all doors and windows in. Walls are done, shelf/rails, pantry and linen cupboard are in. Lock-up should be tomorrow

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Rheezy
Nov 23, 2017 9:13 pm
Nutrendhomes
Nutrendhomes
23 November 2017

Our build journey

Our build journey
QLD

Nutrend homes

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Nutrendhomes
Nov 23, 2017 9:08 pm
aphsta
aphsta
23 November 2017

1st knockdown rebuild: 1st steps towards planning our home

1st knockdown rebuild: 1st steps towards planning our home

We bought a block in an established area and the previous owner of the block had done survey and passed them on to us. We used them to get first stage tenders with 3…

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aphsta
Nov 23, 2017 8:49 pm
rugu
rugu
23 November 2017

Walnut caesarstone discontinued !!!!

Walnut caesarstone discontinued !!!!

hi, we are facing same issue. what did you finally select?

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rugu
Nov 23, 2017 7:36 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Waldorf_Grange_Build
23 November 2017

New build. Who will install retaining wall?

New build. Who will install retaining wall?

We had to get a 1m retaining wall down one boundary line as the land has a 2m fall. It cost 8K. There was no way around it. We couldn’t get our permit without it. -…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Nov 23, 2017 1:52 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
anandshome
anandshome
23 November 2017

Henley Construction Feedback

Henley Construction Feedback
VIC

Hi All - Am planning to sign-up with Henley for my first home construction. Would need feedback from people who had engaged them with construction - preferable for the…

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anandshome
Nov 23, 2017 1:07 pm
chrisnty
chrisnty
23 November 2017

Escape Homes and Developments

Escape Homes and Developments
QLD

The other build next to us (integrity) did the same thing to us when they contact escape homes. So I think they're a cuttin a deal somehow! I'm just glad to be done with…

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chrisnty
Nov 23, 2017 7:27 am

Hi Mt. View, Thought of sharing my plans as I am building a Vantage too (35 though). We are due to make our selections in the coming week and DA is done.

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Maddy178
Nov 22, 2017 10:13 pm
jodesandnaz
jodesandnaz
22 November 2017

Ranch Style Homes Victoria

Ranch Style Homes Victoria
VIC

We’ve just started building ours about 6 weeks ago. Designed ourselves using local builder. We liked one of the Hensley Park Home designs, loosely based our design…

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jodesandnaz
Nov 22, 2017 10:03 pm
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em-n-craig
Nov 22, 2017 9:13 pm
Miloski
Miloski
22 November 2017

101 Residential

101 Residential
WA

Hi PerthNewbie We are building with 101 at the moment. We are building a 2 story custom plan, SOR in an established suburb. We shopped around and ended narrowing it…

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Miloski
Nov 22, 2017 6:49 pm
KV01
KV01
22 November 2017

Hampton build with Masterton

Hampton build with Masterton
NSW

Hi how did you go with the build? We are hopefully starting early next year once land is registered?

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KV01
Nov 22, 2017 5:19 pm
KV01
KV01
22 November 2017

Masterton Hampton

Masterton Hampton
NSW

Hi just wondering if anyone has built the Masterton Hampton home design from their Acerage designs?

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KV01
Nov 22, 2017 5:09 pm
KV01
KV01
22 November 2017

First time build in Southern Highlands

First time build in Southern Highlands
NSW
1, 2

Hi we have also brought into the Throsby Views estate and the whole getting registered thing is becoming ridiculous let's hope it's not too far away. Has anyone got any…

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KV01
Nov 22, 2017 10:30 am
Sgreenham
Sgreenham
22 November 2017

Building Weeks & Macklin Ashdale in Western Adelaide

Building Weeks & Macklin Ashdale in Western Adelaide
SA

Just completed my second build with Weeks and Macklin.. The first (2013) went well, agent was excellent, supervisor fantastic, 20 week build time, quality installs however…

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Sgreenham
Nov 22, 2017 10:28 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
22 November 2017

Help ceiling expansion joint

Help ceiling expansion joint

JsesTAGE1B Thanks for the info There is a need for a break in the ceiling but he could have placed &/or disguised it better Personally I wouldn't accept that.

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 22, 2017 7:32 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Variegated
Variegated
21 November 2017

Average Building time from excavation sign to handover

Average Building time from excavation sign to handover

Öfficial" start date 21 November 2016, still waiting for completion - 188.3sq metre, single storey with attic bedroom and bathroom.

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Variegated
Nov 21, 2017 6:59 pm
Variegated
bini
bini
21 November 2017

fENCING ENQUIRY

fENCING ENQUIRY
VIC

How much did it cost you altogether? is yours Colorbond fence or timber??

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bini
Nov 21, 2017 2:28 pm
bini
bini
21 November 2017

Simonds Homes - Manhattan Build

Simonds Homes - Manhattan Build
VIC

Same Pinch!!! for Lock up stage. We were sent an invoice on last Friday and have inspection coming Thursday.. that's when I am planning to ask the handover date. But…

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bini
Nov 21, 2017 12:52 pm
LevaneT
LevaneT
20 November 2017

Stormwater retention

Stormwater retention
NSW

I used a big rain water tank as OSD. The volume increase to 10K. The additional cost on top of the 5000L tank is about 2K extra. Hydraulic engineer should be able to work…

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LevaneT
Nov 20, 2017 8:08 pm
Rheezy
Rheezy
20 November 2017

My Build: Bushmead with HGWA

My Build: Bushmead with HGWA
WA
1, 2

Almost at lock up.. just waiting for windows to go in. Down here now and your slab is down!!! Congrats

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Rheezy
Nov 20, 2017 7:14 pm
Sarah159
Sarah159
20 November 2017

Given a variation after the work had been completed

Given a variation after the work had been completed
WA

Not 100% sure, but i think most builders have in the contract that your site must be clear of vegetation before work begins.

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Sarah159
Nov 20, 2017 10:38 am

Going very well. Slab was poured: 16/10 Frame completed: 6/11 Windows are on site, 1st stage plumbing is completed. Roof is on the upstairs, but not yet the garage or…

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Jeffc42
Nov 20, 2017 10:06 am
Hurrow
Hurrow
20 November 2017

Fencing questions

Fencing questions

Your contract to buy the land probably covers what happens with the vacant land at the back of your block. I'm in the same situation except that the land behind me is…

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Hurrow
Nov 20, 2017 9:06 am
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hnag
Nov 20, 2017 7:30 am
vikushivu
vikushivu
20 November 2017

Help on Electrical Plan? Do I need more lights?

Help on Electrical Plan? Do I need more lights?

Hi V+J Look at your message. I have PM you my electric plan. Cheer, Vik

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vikushivu
Nov 19, 2017 11:43 pm
chrinee
chrinee
20 November 2017

Heartwood

Heartwood
WA

After panicking about my colours I stumbled across the Heartwood range. For those with any of the Heartwoid tile range, is there a hint of grey in them..? Any pics of…

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chrinee
Nov 19, 2017 11:37 pm
Kenshi123
Kenshi123
19 November 2017

Vancouver 33 with PD - Colour Selection Help Please :)

Vancouver 33 with PD - Colour Selection Help Please :)
VIC

Had a phone call from PD this week. Tender appointment is booked for the 21st of December. A little over a month to go. Hopefully it all goes swimmingly. Land contracts…

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Kenshi123
Nov 19, 2017 6:56 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 November 2017

Stained framing panels ??? A problem ... GJ Gardner build

Stained framing panels ??? A problem ... GJ Gardner build

Galleriamad Thanks for posting the photos Please check your engineering Plans/Notes under Wind loading category , Timber framing for Shear walls & Bracing May I also…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 19, 2017 8:58 am
StructuralBIMGuy

In construction now and waiting for the roof to go up.

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WhatsUp
Nov 19, 2017 1:54 am
homeowner64
homeowner64
18 November 2017

How did they build 4 properties on this land?

How did they build 4 properties on this land?
VIC

wow my bad... I assumed being 16 A-D it was just the number 16 property split into 4.

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homeowner64
Nov 18, 2017 3:20 pm

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