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Jamie334
Jamie334
20 November

Should we include everything in build cost, or do afterwards

Should we include everything in build cost, or do afterwards

Thanks fo the replies everyone We have the cash put aside. So it is either include everything in the mortgage and contribute the cash, or don't include it in the mortgage…

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Jamie334
Nov 20, 2019 9:43 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
20 November

New Build - Design & Consultation Stage (Perth)

New Build - Design & Consultation Stage (Perth)

Designers & Engineers are also desperate for work, make sure you get the data, build quantities included in the 2% They come in very handy, when checking big ticket…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 20, 2019 8:54 am
StructuralBIMGuy
RogerRoger33
RogerRoger33
20 November

Custom design, tender to small builders

Custom design, tender to small builders
1, 2

Hi JW001 Keen to know how you went. I am looking at a very similar proposition to you - similar spend, size of home, single story etc. Did you end up locking in a…

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RogerRoger33
Nov 20, 2019 2:01 am
hayleyRetreat305
hayleyRetreat305
20 November

First home buyers building with hallmark homes

First home buyers building with hallmark homes

Which design are you building? Where abouts? Looking good so far!

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hayleyRetreat305
Nov 20, 2019 12:45 am
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hayleyRetreat305
Nov 20, 2019 12:44 am

We just received photos of our stone bathtub and stone basins just recently finished their production from the supplier. The bathtub will be a challenge to carry and move…

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powersquad
Nov 19, 2019 8:00 pm
NoodZ27
NoodZ27
19 November

New Build

New Build
VIC

No we haven't signed contract yet. We just signed/initialed the quote and finalised our inclusions/floorplan with the sales rep and paid for the soil testing/drafts…

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NoodZ27
Nov 19, 2019 7:45 pm
Steve4216
Steve4216
19 November

First home - timeline?

First home - timeline?

Work on your contract date, and anything before that is a bonus. I wouldn't be asking or thinking about a date right now, it's too early to tell. A lot of factors can change it.

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Steve4216
Nov 19, 2019 10:09 am
wantadreamhouse
wantadreamhouse
19 November

Whitehorse NRZ4 problem

Whitehorse NRZ4 problem
VIC

Hi Davel, We started now, we are building with Henley as well. But not tender yet, not sure if we can pass dispensation.

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wantadreamhouse
Nov 19, 2019 7:56 am
mildmanneredme
mildmanneredme
18 November

Monash C125 Proposal - concerns relating to changes for GRZ3

Monash C125 Proposal - concerns relating to changes for GRZ3

Hi all, I've been doing some research and have started to explore areas of SE Melbourne that are within our build budget (1.5m) for a single-story new build. As a result,…

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mildmanneredme
Nov 18, 2019 8:01 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
18 November

Building inspector

Building inspector

@Small Minds I am not in the business. I was a recent customer of Metricon. I started naive but learnt a lot about the industry over a 2 year build where i had to take…

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Norfolk
Nov 18, 2019 2:17 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
18 November

Burbank Letters

Burbank Letters

I agree, the Burbank Homes agreement is misleading and deceptive. Their Ignorance is no excuse. I suggest prospective customers consider very carefully before dealing…

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Norfolk
Nov 18, 2019 12:34 pm
AdsF
AdsF
18 November

Project Manager Melbourne

Project Manager Melbourne
VIC

Can anyome recomend any project managers in melbourne to build a new house?

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AdsF
Nov 18, 2019 8:24 am
Norfolk
Norfolk
18 November

Wisdom Homes

Wisdom Homes
SA

Wisdom’s Home Building Agreement contained non-disparagement clauses that allowed it to control or prevent any public statements such as online reviews, made by…

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Norfolk
Nov 18, 2019 8:10 am
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
18 November

Scratched window frames

Scratched window frames

That’s what we would expect, but I’m betting the builder is not planning on doing that. Ironically, we only realised yesterday that two sets of 5m wide glass…

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Bebbsy
Nov 18, 2019 7:43 am
hamishcross
hamishcross
17 November

Austral vs Boral bricks

Austral vs Boral bricks

So given this thread is so old, and there was talk of mould in the Boral bricks, how do people think about Boral now? I like the look of these, not sure if Austral do…

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hamishcross
Nov 17, 2019 11:25 am
gogo65
gogo65
17 November

Bridgetown 43 - McDonald Jones Homes

Bridgetown 43 - McDonald Jones Homes

Lots of builds on instagram too, with lots of advice

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gogo65
Nov 17, 2019 10:53 am
gogo65
trehan28
trehan28
17 November

What will 450k get me?

What will 450k get me?
ACT

Classic Constructions recently completed (June 2019) my new home at Denman Prospect. If you would like to know about my…

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trehan28
Nov 17, 2019 9:26 am
iammarlin
iammarlin
17 November

Standard Home Design Garage to Habitable Space

Standard Home Design Garage to Habitable Space

Hi All, I'm looking to build a new house with a rear loaded lot in Victoria. As rear loaded designs are limited. I'm looking at standard house designs (garage at front)…

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iammarlin
Nov 17, 2019 7:21 am

I know when we were starting figuring out what we were looking at (vs what we could afford of course!), seeing what other people had spent really helped us in our…

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RobGee
Nov 16, 2019 8:01 am
annakoh
annakoh
15 November

Leveling land to street level

Leveling land to street level
VIC

I’m looking to do a knockdown rebuild on my block which has about a 3.5m fall from front to back on a 650sqm block, sloping more from right to left. The build area…

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annakoh
Nov 15, 2019 9:50 pm
InvincibleInDN
InvincibleInDN
14 November

Interim Occupation Certificate NSW

Interim Occupation Certificate NSW

Got Hand over on 4 October 2019, but only got Interim OC but the its not due to driveway or landscaping. The condition for full OC doesn't talk about driveway or…

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InvincibleInDN
Nov 14, 2019 1:16 pm
InvincibleInDN
judder
judder
14 November

Floor waste pipe connected to the sides of the house

Floor waste pipe connected to the sides of the house

Really? I was told this was one of the things a lot of people either underestimate, forget or didn't even know existed unless they asked for it on the options list.…

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judder
Nov 14, 2019 1:12 pm
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
14 November

Front Door Size

Front Door Size
NSW

Get the widest door you can. We opted for a 1200 pivot door to make a real statement. They go up to 1500, but it would cut into our louvre window at the side. If you…

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Blacktea2sugars
Nov 14, 2019 12:09 pm
Blacktea2sugars
rilakbear
rilakbear
13 November

Waterproofing Particle Board Floors

Waterproofing Particle Board Floors

Hi all, I have particle boards installed in my second storey (green tongue) and would like to get them waterproofed before installing the carpet. There is a bathroom…

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rilakbear
Nov 13, 2019 4:16 pm
luxbuild
luxbuild
13 November

Who pays for the Building Surveyor?

Who pays for the Building Surveyor?

Where they organised by you/your bank or the builder? Normally the one the builder has is already paid by you in the contract, but the bank will charge you for their own…

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luxbuild
Nov 13, 2019 3:27 pm
lilaandco
lilaandco
13 November

Thomas Archer - Advice

Thomas Archer - Advice
VIC

Hello! We have just bought a block bayside Melbourne and are now in the process of finding a builder. We are looking at a 2 story 4 bedroom house. Our preference is to go…

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lilaandco
Nov 13, 2019 11:34 am
l_vanslyke
l_vanslyke
13 November

Termite systems - Coral homes Ripley

Termite systems - Coral homes Ripley
QLD

You're more than welcome! Let us know how you go.

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l_vanslyke
Nov 13, 2019 9:31 am
LOLZ
LOLZ
12 November

Clarendon Boston 35

Clarendon Boston 35
NSW
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Thank you ad0303! I’ve emailed my old CSC tonight. I don’t call my pre-construction CSC anymore because she has hardly ever returned my phone calls and I end up…

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LOLZ
Nov 12, 2019 11:27 pm

Is it recommended to get your own building inspector?

Is it recommended to get your own building inspector?
NSW

I agree with Jimboo above. For peace of mind we have also used Housepect and they are prompt

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Harrington Terrrace
Nov 12, 2019 8:22 pm
Harrington Terrrace
HaminZa
HaminZa
12 November

Newpark Estate, Marsden Park

Newpark Estate, Marsden Park
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi PBandJ93, I'm with ANZ. Sorry to hear... was hoping it wasn't the case for our area and I was certain min. 15k less with the recent sales but I can see now it depends…

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HaminZa
Nov 12, 2019 7:56 pm
Althom
Althom
12 November

Electrical Plan Critique/Help

Electrical Plan Critique/Help

What are you planning to put/do in your garage? You'll need one single powerpoint dedicated to your NBN connection. Then - clothes dryer, beer fridge, freezer, excercise…

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Althom
Nov 12, 2019 6:46 pm
Althom
Engineer
Engineer
12 November

Screw piles vs bored piers

Screw piles vs bored piers

It's so good to see you do your homework and understand everything - well done on the outcome.

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Engineer
Nov 12, 2019 2:16 pm
Engineer
Montu
Montu
12 November

Trim the eaves or get a smaller home

Trim the eaves or get a smaller home
NSW

Thanks that answers my question.

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Montu
Nov 12, 2019 1:52 pm
My_Dream_House
My_Dream_House
12 November

Building with MOMU @ Duncraig

Building with MOMU @ Duncraig

Hi Bobjain, I signed my PoP on 10th July. The slab is going to be laid this week. That would be about 18 weeks.

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My_Dream_House
Nov 12, 2019 12:47 pm
My_Dream_House
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theRealDeal
Nov 11, 2019 8:02 pm
Dan_S
Dan_S
11 November

Anyone built with Metro Homes NSW?

Anyone built with Metro Homes NSW?

Hi everyone, I have a block in Bardia and recently came across a builder called "Metro Homes NSW" while I was navigating through diffrent builders. Since there are no…

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Dan_S
Nov 11, 2019 2:57 pm
vuster
vuster
11 November

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
1 ... 105, 106, 107

Looking good Renman. Hopefully your landscaper issues have been sorted. My landscaper used a hand grinder to cut the bluestone pavers also. I wouldn't have a problem with…

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vuster
Nov 11, 2019 12:33 pm
vuster
Sanders2
Sanders2
10 November

Metricon new build

Metricon new build

Metricon is project builder but not cheap at all !!! I was first with them but then pull out and currently build with custom builder and the price and process and quality…

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Sanders2
Nov 10, 2019 3:53 pm
Sanders2
Sanders2
10 November

Metricon advice

Metricon advice

I had technika in my old house that built by builder owner. I am very happy with their quality. I am currently building a new house with custom builder and choose technika…

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Sanders2
Nov 10, 2019 3:46 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 November

Studio on top of detached Garage - Bardia

Studio on top of detached Garage - Bardia

Here What's i haven't put up is the engineering, data and costs This project is currently in Plannings with a few modifications soon to commence

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 10, 2019 10:16 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Might be because I posted it a while ago, Here's another one

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em-n-craig
Nov 09, 2019 1:21 pm
gillybean
gillybean
9 November

Build a home with hebel and steel frame yes or now

Build a home with hebel and steel frame yes or now

The thing is you wouldn’t have seen them do it because it was a BS suggestion that they would’ve destroyed all the panels with a chainsaw in the first place and…

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gillybean
Nov 09, 2019 12:48 pm
gillybean
Cooky
Cooky
9 November

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 60, 61, 62

They typically advise 6 to 8 weeks, but depending on your application it can take longer (or less in some cases). We submitted ours in mid September and had it sent back…

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Cooky
Nov 09, 2019 12:34 am
Cooky
ligongl
ligongl
8 November

Our KDR Project - Canberra

Our KDR Project - Canberra
ACT
1, 2

Thanks Trimega. BH also using Pioneer kitchen I guess.

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ligongl
Nov 08, 2019 7:15 pm
ligongl
GLO
GLO
8 November

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park
NSW
1, 2

Hi, does anyone know if the driveway rebate from Campbelltown Council when you install your driveway? I had heard that when you replace the footpath in the cross over,…

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GLO
Nov 08, 2019 7:03 pm
lached
lached
8 November

Driveway face brick pillar not cemented properly

Driveway face brick pillar not cemented properly

Yes appears normal to me. When the landscaping is complete you will not even notice it.

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lached
Nov 08, 2019 11:06 am
Kservice
Kservice
8 November

New build

New build

Hi all, My partner and I are currently looking a building with diverse family homes in shepparton! Would love some feedback from others that have built through them or who…

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Kservice
Nov 08, 2019 9:47 am

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