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Melbournevic
Melbournevic
10 April

Building 2 storey home- separate water heating on each floor

Building 2 storey home- separate water heating on each floor

Thanks alex and sejae, very helpful. I'm glad that it is possible and it won't cost heaps. Such a great relief.

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Melbournevic
Apr 10, 2019 3:50 pm
AdsF
AdsF
10 April

Aston Homes Builders

Aston Homes Builders
VIC

Hi Has anyone on the forum built with Aston Homes builders in Melbourne? If they could share their insight would be very helpful. I search through the forums wasn't …

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AdsF
Apr 10, 2019 1:32 pm
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brightstarshine
Apr 10, 2019 12:11 pm
brightstarshine
vrnhansen
vrnhansen
10 April

Coral Homes Winton 26

Coral Homes Winton 26
QLD

Hi we are looking at building the winton also on 10 acres would love to hear how your houses turned out?

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vrnhansen
Apr 10, 2019 11:38 am
MyFirst
MyFirst
10 April

Empty mortar joints internally not meeting minimum standard

Empty mortar joints internally not meeting minimum standard

I guaranteed you if you visit 10 other build sides you will set some gaps in vertical joints. They usually only fill the vertical joints with 2/3rd of it with mortars…

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MyFirst
Apr 10, 2019 9:34 am

Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

We have only had council approval last week... So alas most likely 4-6 weeks away before dirt gets turned!

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ourrawsonbalmoral38
Apr 10, 2019 7:53 am
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alymei
Apr 10, 2019 3:13 am

1st Story Roof Trusses installed Darbecca Frame/Slab inspection booked for 11th April. To my untrained eye all is looking mighty fine so far. Windows and Sliding Doors…

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FAMILYROSE
Apr 09, 2019 9:15 pm
Ibmg70
Ibmg70
9 April

Mojo Homes

Mojo Homes
NSW
1 ... 58, 59, 60

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Ibmg70
Apr 09, 2019 5:15 pm
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nini38
Apr 09, 2019 4:05 pm
SejaeD
SejaeD
9 April

Insurance while building?

Insurance while building?

if you're using a builder, make sure they have contract works insurance, Public Liability, workers comp and HOW

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SejaeD
Apr 09, 2019 3:23 pm
Rhetti
Rhetti
9 April

Disappointment with Clarendon Home and Austral Brick

Disappointment with Clarendon Home and Austral Brick
NSW

This happened to me on a previous build. Mine was moisture to which evaporated. But, the colour didn't return either. I just ended up having to live with it. Its the…

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Rhetti
Apr 09, 2019 3:18 pm
Rhetti
alvinhfung
alvinhfung
9 April

Project builder or custom builder

Project builder or custom builder

Hi Jacqui, I would love to know who your builder was. Thanks! You can email me on alvinhfung@gmail.com

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alvinhfung
Apr 09, 2019 1:13 pm
Mary17
Mary17
9 April

Building in Western Sydney- help with external colour scheme

Building in Western Sydney- help with external colour scheme
NSW

Hi Kuky, What did you finally end up selecting ? Any photos to share ? Thanks!

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Mary17
Apr 09, 2019 11:23 am
Mary17
Mary17
9 April

First time build - Clarendon (Newcastle/Hunter Region)

First time build - Clarendon (Newcastle/Hunter Region)
NSW

Hi Nissy, I'm a new member and first time home builder and have realized that it's so hard to decide on the external combinations for a home. I was wondering if you…

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Mary17
Apr 09, 2019 11:19 am
Mary17
Mary17
9 April

PGH Blackheath bricks - what colour scheme?

PGH Blackheath bricks - what colour scheme?

Hi Kavh, What combination did you finally go with for externals for Blackheath brick? I'm totally confused. Any photos to share ?

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Mary17
Apr 09, 2019 11:13 am
Mary17
Mary17
9 April

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
1 ... 91, 92, 93

Hi Nada, Thank you so so much for giving me such deep insights. Most of the items mentioned are just "note only" in my tender. Borehole tests aren't done yet, as there…

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Mary17
Apr 09, 2019 11:07 am

Are these bricks normal?

Are these bricks normal?
QLD

Yeah there were four different bricks used!

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NathanRetreat298
Apr 09, 2019 10:12 am
NathanRetreat298
Forg
Forg
9 April

Gas Hot Water System

Gas Hot Water System
QLD

The only way non-solar electric is as efficient as gas is if you're using a heat-pump electric system. If you don't use gas for anything else, then yeah you might…

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Forg
Apr 09, 2019 9:30 am
Rhetti
Rhetti
9 April

Ask a Town Planner - South East Queensland

Ask a Town Planner - South East Queensland

Hey all, As a active user, I am just about to start my house build. However, I have noticed a lot of people here who are seeking town planning and/or survey…

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Rhetti
Apr 09, 2019 8:56 am
Rhetti

Upgrades at colour selection

Upgrades at colour selection
QLD

Yeah I think you can. But we wanted to be able to live in the house!

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NathanRetreat298
Apr 09, 2019 5:43 am
NathanRetreat298
khiladi
khiladi
8 April

Dennis Family Homes - Most horrible builder

Dennis Family Homes - Most horrible builder

We are building with DFH and so far haven’t had any issues. Where are building and who is your sales consultant ?

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khiladi
Apr 08, 2019 10:30 pm

Hi tward90, please see following pics from my Phoenix15

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Newport 275+
Apr 08, 2019 7:37 pm
EnegueWeil
EnegueWeil
8 April

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?
VIC
1 ... 248, 249, 250

Yea we have used them, really good compared to others that require 10% for land and building. Only concern is that LMI will be included as it is below 20% minimum. The…

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EnegueWeil
Apr 08, 2019 2:26 pm
EnegueWeil
Becstarr3
Becstarr3
8 April

Hickinbothan in freeling

Hickinbothan in freeling
SA

Well we didn’t get the block we put an offer in for now so still looking but only decent sized blocks are at two wells so looks like we gotta look around for now :(

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Becstarr3
Apr 08, 2019 1:39 pm

N4 Wind Rating

N4 Wind Rating

Thanks for the response. $11k was initially paid for the Site Works. But due to the N4 wind rating an additional $11k was added. Total site costs is now $22k. I havent…

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leon.s.kennedy
Apr 08, 2019 12:48 pm
leon.s.kennedy

WEEK 9 Its week 9, the weather is starting to cause a few delays for the trades but they've been smashing work out between the showers. The Hebel…

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Huhness
Apr 08, 2019 8:09 am
Huhness
nibennett
nibennett
8 April

Metricon - Savannah 40 - Adelaide Athelstone

Metricon - Savannah 40 - Adelaide Athelstone
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Following. Looks great so far. We’re planning on building with Metricon in SA as well. Santorini 29 out at Freeling. Plan is to meet with our csc again next weekend…

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nibennett
Apr 08, 2019 12:48 am
KARTHICK
KARTHICK
8 April

pendant lights in Kitchen

pendant lights in Kitchen

Hi Folks, I built my first home 6 months ago. I forgot to include provision for having Pendant lights in my Kitchen. Now i am planning to have it. Unfortunately i have…

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KARTHICK
Apr 08, 2019 12:07 am

The lid is on, glass is in, gas work done.... It's all starting to come together nicely. Especially in terms of being able to see it all physically as I've really…

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Hugebloke
Apr 07, 2019 10:53 pm
Hugebloke
insider
insider
7 April

SLAB PREPARATION (VIC)

SLAB PREPARATION (VIC)

Should be removed first, the builder cannot construct a slab with rubble.

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insider
Apr 07, 2019 10:01 pm
insider
saeen
saeen
7 April

8homes - colorboard choices

8homes - colorboard choices
NSW

Hi all need some help with 8homes colorboard choices - having a hard time visualizing - can you any of you please share a picture of facades of based on color board…

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saeen
Apr 07, 2019 8:35 pm

Retreat 305 - Hallmark Homes - Logan Village

Retreat 305 - Hallmark Homes - Logan Village

Have you had much communication from Hallmark. They don’t say much. Is your build still scheduled for the end of April?

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NathanRetreat298
Apr 07, 2019 5:56 pm
NathanRetreat298
dunkintoo
dunkintoo
7 April

Metricon Franklin - SA (Moved)

Metricon Franklin - SA (Moved)
SA
1, 2

Hi catelise. I have been delinquent with posting photos. We have received handover as of last week. It is a huge house! Let me know if you have any questions about…

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dunkintoo
Apr 07, 2019 9:22 am
MyFirst
MyFirst
7 April

Silt pit - what to do with them?

Silt pit - what to do with them?

Many builders used the same round white color cylinder as silt pit. What to do with them? I try to find a grate for it etc. But they are none for round silt pit. Also if…

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MyFirst
Apr 06, 2019 11:11 pm
Mary17
Mary17
6 April

Please help with brick colour dark bricks and dark roof

Please help with brick colour dark bricks and dark roof

Hi Sauvan, We are planning to go with BLackheath bricks as well! Can you please let me know what colour of roof you selected ? Do you have a picture to share as well…

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Mary17
Apr 06, 2019 10:49 pm
Toby19
Toby19
6 April

Henley

Henley

I am considering to build with Henley and was wondering if any one who has build recently with them could give me some feedback of the overall building experience they had…

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Toby19
Apr 06, 2019 10:48 pm

Metro Property Development SA

Metro Property Development SA
SA

Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated

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Crazy_big_al
Apr 06, 2019 10:36 pm
Drew01
Drew01
6 April

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
1 ... 8, 9, 10

We got all three boundaries done, and he was about 80% the price of most quotes, and half the most expensive

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Drew01
Apr 06, 2019 9:36 pm
Drew01
shokel1975
shokel1975
6 April

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 421, 422, 423

Yes M is doing it.

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shokel1975
Apr 06, 2019 5:36 pm
shokel1975
patel1783
patel1783
6 April

Metronest builder review

Metronest builder review
VIC
1, 2

Please. Again request to you Team Metronest homes, you know what's happening & why... please clear all Mess. Give keys with smile, perform workmanlike manner until we…

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patel1783
Apr 06, 2019 3:40 pm
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patel1783
Apr 06, 2019 11:45 am
steel
steel
6 April

Floor Plan Feedback

Floor Plan Feedback
VIC
1, 2

Haven't lived in it just yet. House is just at lock up stage though the upstairs I believe better than a lot of other upstairs places Ive been in at this stage. Sorry I…

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steel
Apr 06, 2019 9:52 am
L4 a home
L4 a home
6 April

Building at Willowdale

Building at Willowdale
NSW
1 ... 158, 159, 160

I see at the bottom of a lot of people's fences they have wood supporting it, is that a new thing now? Does everyone do it? I'd prefer not to...

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L4 a home
Apr 06, 2019 7:46 am
Melos
Melos
6 April

Building near protected trees

Building near protected trees
NSW

For cdc have a look at clause 3.33 https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/#/vi ... /572/part3 You also need to check your local councils website as they should have clear…

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Melos
Apr 06, 2019 5:41 am
Jmartin45
Jmartin45
5 April

Render colour

Render colour

Anyone use ashlite or ashlite half render colour? Would love to see pics. Thanks!

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Jmartin45
Apr 05, 2019 3:41 pm
SejaeD
SejaeD
5 April

Who's building with fowler homes???

Who's building with fowler homes???
NSW

Thanks for posting your details. I just checked your website and I really hope that a lot of people use your services before entering into these one sided HIA…

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SejaeD
Apr 05, 2019 3:16 pm

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