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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
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
trimum
trimum
24 October 2017

How long Kurmond Homes will take to build double story home?

How long Kurmond Homes will take to build double story home?
NSW

Yes it is so stressful I never thought a housebuild would be like this, you would think with all this extra time the quality would be amazing but it is far from that. A…

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trimum
Oct 24, 2017 10:53 am
trimum
nicolawhitelaw
nicolawhitelaw
24 October 2017

Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows

Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

The fb says feb and when I last chatted to Greg in the office he said feb and looking right to go on time. They seem like their smashing it

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nicolawhitelaw
Oct 24, 2017 10:49 am
nicolawhitelaw

Hi , We are building a house up to the north coast where we are all planning to live. We are a family of 3 (the little one is 2 and half) and we're…

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meskine
Oct 24, 2017 9:15 am
Ckfd
Ckfd
24 October 2017

Building Modified Statesman Ashville

Building Modified Statesman Ashville
SA
1, 2, 3

alysanne sorry for taking so long to get back to you. We got our keys at the same time as pre handover. Our bank paid the final payment 2 weeks early accidentally so they…

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Ckfd
Oct 24, 2017 7:23 am
Ckfd
Caydenn
Caydenn
24 October 2017

Build Thread: Coral Homes Noosa 23

Build Thread: Coral Homes Noosa 23
NSW

That roof looks fantastic!! What colour is your roof tiles and gutters?

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Caydenn
Oct 24, 2017 5:12 am
Caydenn
Joelleg6
Joelleg6
23 October 2017

Our Acacia34

Our Acacia34
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Tiling has begun. I'm so excited to see it all done.

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Joelleg6
Oct 23, 2017 8:32 pm
Joelleg6
icat2000
icat2000
23 October 2017

rockbank accolade builders

rockbank accolade builders
VIC

Maybe you could share what you are stuck on between the two builders?

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icat2000
Oct 23, 2017 6:45 pm
icat2000
MrCJ
MrCJ
23 October 2017

Building a Carlisle Homes Radison 35 in Boronia (KDRB)

Building a Carlisle Homes Radison 35 in Boronia (KDRB)
VIC

Here is the latest on my house: Site works done Plumbing in Slab…

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MrCJ
Oct 23, 2017 10:35 am
Mrs_W
Mrs_W
23 October 2017

First build in SE Melbourne

First build in SE Melbourne
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Did our settlement go though? Hope everything is going ok x

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Mrs_W
Oct 23, 2017 9:32 am
Ryan2007
Ryan2007
22 October 2017

Some of our selections

Some of our selections

Oh thanks you hopefully they work well we wanted to contrast the void pendant with the island bench pendants. Void pendant you see as you walk through the front door then…

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Ryan2007
Oct 22, 2017 10:00 am
Ryan2007
Ryan2007
Ryan2007
22 October 2017

Happy with our colour choice starting to look like a house f

Happy with our colour choice starting to look like a house f

Hi the blue colour is dulux isolation and the grey above the entry door is shale grey and the white is surfmist. It's not all finished yet but will put a completed facade…

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Ryan2007
Oct 22, 2017 7:33 am
Ryan2007
shazaw
shazaw
21 October 2017

KDR with Sekisui house

KDR with Sekisui house
NSW
1 ... 38, 39, 40

Hi vivmak, have you finished your deck. Photos please. Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
Oct 21, 2017 12:26 pm
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jessicagauci
Oct 21, 2017 9:15 am
ThomasTheDankEngine
ThomasTheDankEngine
21 October 2017

Building the Octave 4-27 with Eight Homes

Building the Octave 4-27 with Eight Homes
VIC

If anyone has information on upgrading the evaporative cooling unit it would me much appreciated.

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ThomasTheDankEngine
Oct 21, 2017 8:44 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
21 October 2017

Building Bahama 37

Building Bahama 37
NSW

Yes, most certainly it "can" be but whether it will be is a question that no one can answer although Deep Though says 42. Maybe that is 42…

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SaveH2O
Oct 21, 2017 7:43 am
SaveH2O
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AntzR
Oct 20, 2017 11:54 pm
cheyuthie
cheyuthie
20 October 2017

Initial build discussions with Granvue Homes

Initial build discussions with Granvue Homes
VIC

Hi did you build with Granvue homes? Am looking for feedback as well

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cheyuthie
Oct 20, 2017 8:24 pm
dulie
dulie
20 October 2017

Metricon Denver 47 - Handover 2nd June

Metricon Denver 47 - Handover 2nd June
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

It's awesome to hear you're enjoying your new home!

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dulie
Oct 20, 2017 2:49 pm
dulie
IamSAM
IamSAM
20 October 2017

Anyone used/currently building with Practical Building?

Anyone used/currently building with Practical Building?
NSW

Hi, did you go ahead with Practical Building? How was the experience?

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IamSAM
Oct 20, 2017 12:39 pm
IamSAM
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
20 October 2017

Poor Quality Brickwork - Need Advice

Poor Quality Brickwork - Need Advice

mralex34 Thanks for the info but you need to put photos up..Do you know what cement was used,Brand? The report only shows chemical composition it does not deal with…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 20, 2017 11:56 am
StructuralBIMGuy


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