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vicman80
vicman80
4 February

Anyone build with new homes shop ?

Anyone build with new homes shop ?

Sounds like nobody built with the new home shop are in this forum .

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vicman80
Feb 04, 2020 3:20 pm

Hi Metricon, I used your service to build my new house, VIC 3088 (690434), a Bordeaux 45. I am not happy with quality of construction materials to build my house. I…

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ht180815
Feb 04, 2020 3:01 pm

Hi All, Wondering if anyone has built with Silver Birch or Grey Gum Austral Bricks? We are having a hard time deciding between the two and I would love to see any…

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pattywatty28
Feb 04, 2020 3:00 pm
panchute
panchute
4 February

Champion Homes

Champion Homes
NSW
1, 2

Hi, I'm considering building with Champion Homes (house and land package) in Leppington. I've put down the $3k holding deposit…

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panchute
Feb 04, 2020 10:36 am
Lohithab
Lohithab
4 February

Full house rendering with builder vs post handover

Full house rendering with builder vs post handover
VIC

Thanks for your prompt reply best specials. What is your opinion about spending $11k for bushfire attack levy of 12.5 while others are charging only $6000.

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Lohithab
Feb 04, 2020 10:20 am

8.5m frontage - house meets both side fences. Weird?

8.5m frontage - house meets both side fences. Weird?
VIC

Hi sarahB welcome to the forum I suggest you put up a floor plan, elevation, data and areas As there are limited ways to configure and optimise such a narrow block 8-9m…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 04, 2020 9:44 am
StructuralBIMGuy
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
3 February

Gutter Protection

Gutter Protection
VIC

I agree that many new homes have less than the required number of downpipes but roof drainage compliance is not calculated by the simplistic way you have referrred to.

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SaveH2O
Feb 03, 2020 5:59 pm
SaveH2O
Lohithab
Lohithab
3 February

BaL 12.5

BaL 12.5
VIC

Hi there We are currently planning to build with Porter Davis waldorf grange 50. The quote was, site costs 24k and Bal 12.5 is 11k but the other builders are charging…

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Lohithab
Feb 03, 2020 3:53 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
3 February

New Living Homes

New Living Homes
NSW
1 ... 41, 42, 43

Consider in your contract if stage payments are due if you inspector identifies defects from that stage. If the payment is due anyway the builder can just ignore defects…

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Norfolk
Feb 03, 2020 3:37 pm

Building in EVE Estate

Building in EVE Estate
VIC
1 ... 37, 38, 39

We left 2013. Interesting that not many people are left that were ones that built. I guess everyone had their reasons. We went past our house 6 months ago. The new…

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excitednewhomeowner
Feb 02, 2020 9:49 pm
luxbuild
luxbuild
2 February

First steps for a newbie

First steps for a newbie

If the house you are in is ok, I would wait.. for two reasons.. 1) since you've just had a baby, the time you would like to spend choosing a builder/design/internal…

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luxbuild
Feb 02, 2020 8:46 pm
ravin
ravin
2 February

Porter Davis Vermont 33

Porter Davis Vermont 33

Hi Saurabh, I am planning PD for vancouver 29 . how's ur experience so far and do's and don't. I am building in Geelong. Ravi

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ravin
Feb 02, 2020 8:05 pm
ravin
ravin
2 February

Vancouver 29 from Porter Davis

Vancouver 29 from Porter Davis

Hi Friend, need help and review of Porter Davis in mount duneed. The design V-29 is what fits in our lot and we liked it as its N-north facing backyard. 1. Please suggest…

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ravin
Feb 02, 2020 8:01 pm
h.a
h.a
2 February

New build 15sq

New build 15sq
VIC

Hi, I have purchased a small block of land in Wollert and have been getting quotes from the big builders (Metricon, Mimosa, Simmods, Dennis family and a few others) the…

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h.a
Feb 02, 2020 1:48 pm
luxbuild
luxbuild
2 February

A/c duct

A/c duct

What about moving it into the WIR so the room size isnt affected and also reclaiming the unused duct into the robe in bed 1?

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1004
luxbuild
Feb 02, 2020 11:47 am
djforest
djforest
2 February

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0
NSW
1 ... 727, 728, 729

Hi guys, new here I have been passively reading the forum. We are looking at building the grange 60sqm. Does anyone have any recent feedback with the grange and/or…

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djforest
Feb 02, 2020 11:01 am

Get free home delivery of . On order online get 10% discount

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SD3
Feb 01, 2020 6:56 pm
manvettom
manvettom
1 February

drain pipe mistake

drain pipe mistake
NSW

hi luxbuild, thank you for the update, yes it's for upstairs stack pipe

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manvettom
Feb 01, 2020 4:25 pm
One
One
1 February

Side gate materials

Side gate materials
NSW

I am undecided on whether to get treated pine side gates or aluminium slat gates. Our boundary fencing is treated pine. I think aluminium slat looks more modern, which…

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One
Feb 01, 2020 2:43 pm
msresearcher
msresearcher
1 February

Monier roof tile colour help :)

Monier roof tile colour help :)
NSW

oh thats concerning! yikes. ive heard colorbond fades too, wonder which is worse with fading?! do you have pics before and after?

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msresearcher
Feb 01, 2020 8:24 am
aussieta
aussieta
1 February

What do I do about this skylight - stupid

What do I do about this skylight - stupid
VIC

i wanted to build a carport council told me if it was over 4m long? from memory and enclosed on 3 sides, (house, back gate, side fence) it was considered a garage and i…

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aussieta
Feb 01, 2020 7:34 am
aussieta
dev039
dev039
31 January

Retaining wall - kellyville

Retaining wall - kellyville

Hi we are struggling to build 21m both sides, 500m high retaining wall in kellyville :wink:.. any approx. idea about price. Also do we need to build it before moving or after…

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225
dev039
Jan 31, 2020 2:07 pm
somebol
somebol
31 January

Building in Newgate Estate, Tarneit

Building in Newgate Estate, Tarneit
NSW

Hi All, we have purchased a piece of land in the newgate estate Tarneit. Our land is expected to settle sometime march / april. Currently investigating builders…

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169
somebol
Jan 31, 2020 1:33 pm
99chrism
99chrism
30 January

fencing fencing fencing - SA

fencing fencing fencing - SA

Hi, I would be inclined to contact your new neighbours by phone first (if you can get details from land agent) As they are building on new land (im presuming) then they…

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99chrism
Jan 30, 2020 7:49 pm
99chrism
99chrism
30 January

Window splashback

Window splashback

I was quoted about $1500 for this - being 700 high x 2500 long

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99chrism
Jan 30, 2020 7:32 pm
99chrism
99chrism
30 January

Window Reveals- Meranti vs timber

Window Reveals- Meranti vs timber

Meranti is a very good timber providing you are painting and not staining from what im told.

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99chrism
Jan 30, 2020 7:31 pm
99chrism
99chrism
30 January

New home Building Inspector

New home Building Inspector

Hi All Building in SA with Metricon. Wonder if anyone has any building inspectors they could recommend for staged inspections?? Thankyou Christine

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99chrism
Jan 30, 2020 7:27 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
30 January

MCDONALD JONES MONTEREY

MCDONALD JONES MONTEREY

In response McDonald Jones wrote: "Hi Norfolk It's McDonald_Jones here, just wanted to jump in and assist with some questions raised. Product Review manages all the…

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Norfolk
Jan 30, 2020 7:00 pm

Demolition had a delayed start due to the rain event 2 weeks ago! The old house is however now coming down. A certifier has also been engaged by the Brighton for the new…

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Varsity
Jan 30, 2020 6:02 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
30 January

McDonald Jones Build Tender

McDonald Jones Build Tender

Hi McDonald_Jones What is the normal time frame after the 3 month inspection that your customers may expect all works to be completed satisfactorily?

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Norfolk
Jan 30, 2020 5:45 pm
acaboi
acaboi
29 January

Hudson homes - Saffron 35

Hudson homes - Saffron 35
NSW

Anyone here who have built with Hudson homes? What was your experience like? How much over the listed price did you have to go? How accommodating were they with free…

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acaboi
Jan 29, 2020 9:35 pm
Magpie
Magpie
29 January

Basic cost prices

Basic cost prices
NSW

Yeah pretty much agree with Brickface - +25% of base. It all depends on what you want and when you want it. We are building with Coral (in Qld). Our base price is around…

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Magpie
Jan 29, 2020 2:52 pm
breddy
breddy
29 January

Anyone built with Simonds or Clarendon homes in Marsden Park

Anyone built with Simonds or Clarendon homes in Marsden Park

Hi All, I have finalized two builders based on their flexibility in making design changes as required by me and some online reviews. Now I need to decide between these…

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breddy
Jan 29, 2020 10:18 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
28 January

Rainwater Tank in Melbourne

Rainwater Tank in Melbourne

A well designed harvested rainwater system has both tangible and intangible benefits. For example, a final rinse with rainwater will leave your car streak free. You are…

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SaveH2O
Jan 28, 2020 1:17 am
SaveH2O
ddarroch
ddarroch
28 January

Building in Flame zone Sydney north shore

Building in Flame zone Sydney north shore
NSW

This! I'd want to build something that is comfortable, energy efficient & suited my needs. https://www.yourhome.gov.au/passive-design

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ddarroch
Jan 28, 2020 12:31 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
27 January

Independent Building Surveyor or Builder's Surveyor

Independent Building Surveyor or Builder's Surveyor
VIC
1, 2

The RBS applies for the building permit once happy the documentation/plans meet code. IMO you’d get plans together first before seeking their input.

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Gaudi
Jan 27, 2020 10:45 pm
eisse_jay
eisse_jay
27 January

Lawson22mk2

Lawson22mk2

Seems reasonable but not including any upgrades you may want later on e.g. electrical, color, flooring etc.

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eisse_jay
Jan 27, 2020 10:00 pm
darthius
darthius
27 January

About to sign up with Hoot Homes to build in gregory hills.

About to sign up with Hoot Homes to build in gregory hills.

Signed up for Tribeca and currently waiting for DA. I don;t want to disclose final price on a public forum. Please send me a PM and I will reply with the price. We went…

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838
darthius
Jan 27, 2020 5:48 pm
GeneW
GeneW
27 January

Metricon CSC very slow response. What are my options

Metricon CSC very slow response. What are my options
VIC

We just finished our build with Metricon. And repeated saw the same issues that you're having. We had 3 different site managers over the 10 month build, as they would…

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GeneW
Jan 27, 2020 5:34 pm
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
27 January

Thomas Archer - Advice

Thomas Archer - Advice
VIC

Hi SBIM, Definitely not spruiking. Just plain facts that based off our brief, CG came up with a 48 sq home at a certain price. TA, based off exact same brief, came up…

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Blacktea2sugars
Jan 27, 2020 4:07 pm
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
26 January

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Any updates on this Arden Votivo 43? Got to slab pour, and that's it?

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26434
Blacktea2sugars
Jan 26, 2020 9:39 pm
Blacktea2sugars
sbanu
sbanu
26 January

Eden Brae vs Clarendon vs Mc Donald Jones

Eden Brae vs Clarendon vs Mc Donald Jones
NSW

thanks for your reply Norfolk. will definitely do that .

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sbanu
Jan 26, 2020 1:28 pm
One
One
26 January

Final occupation certificate

Final occupation certificate
NSW

Hi, Does anyone know what the requirements for a final occupation certificate are? While I know we will get interim certificate on handover, I wanted to know what else…

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One
Jan 26, 2020 12:38 pm

The Facade The main colours are monument and grey. So here's the facade: The polished plaster will look like this: Face brick: Render A…

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AnjC
Jan 25, 2020 11:32 pm
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
25 January

HELP:Builder wants to change door opening after construction

HELP:Builder wants to change door opening after construction
NSW

If you have evidence of another build utilising the door you want, and they agreed, then why the variation? If they cannot provide a reason why the smaller door has to go…

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Blacktea2sugars
Jan 25, 2020 10:38 pm
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
25 January

How do you choose a custom builder?

How do you choose a custom builder?
1, 2, 3

No insights as such. They are a quality home builder, several of them around. What won us over in the end, was the lengths they went to ensure a perfect floorplan and…

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Blacktea2sugars
Jan 25, 2020 10:21 pm
Blacktea2sugars
Build1234
Build1234
25 January

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

You’ve been in the house for a few months now, are you still happy with everything?

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34993
Build1234
Jan 25, 2020 2:08 pm

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