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r_13
r_13
30 November

KDR Vantage Mode facade modified

KDR Vantage Mode facade modified
VIC

I've been told by M yesterday that they are taking out the rebated stacker doors from my estimate, and that they're not offering it any more due to issues with water…

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r_13
Nov 30, 2018 2:26 pm
r_13
Joker
Joker
30 November

What makes for "expensive" engineering for new home?

What makes for "expensive" engineering for new home?

Just remember when you minimize engineering needs, slabs etc, such has the Kings of minimizing engineering, slabs, most volume boys, you leave no room for error,…

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Joker
Nov 30, 2018 12:38 pm
building-expert
building-expert
30 November

No inspector - on a scale of 1 to 10, how reckless is it?

No inspector - on a scale of 1 to 10, how reckless is it?

Perhaps you have $100k plus to leave on the table for lawyers to argue your point in court. Consumer protection is a scam and you are on your own. The laws we already have…

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building-expert
Nov 30, 2018 11:25 am
building-expert
mywollert
mywollert
29 November

Mystique Wollert

Mystique Wollert
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi IronBark, join our Facebook Group :) To be honest, I am also have the same thinking as yours and will email Alok for a…

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mywollert
Nov 29, 2018 11:04 pm
bashworth
bashworth
29 November

Leaky service trench

Leaky service trench
VIC

Basically you have got it correct in that you dig a slot across the service trench line and then fill it with concrete. the slot only needs to be a spade width.

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bashworth
Nov 29, 2018 6:06 pm
bashworth
nada17
nada17
29 November

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
1 ... 90, 91, 92

congrats on progress! if you are financing the construction with a loan, make sure you know your banks conditions on releasing the final payment. our bank needs OC for…

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nada17
Nov 29, 2018 4:31 pm
r_13
r_13
29 November

Metricon Vantage 48 Plantation - Melbourne

Metricon Vantage 48 Plantation - Melbourne
QLD
1, 2

Long time since the last update. Last time I posted, I talked about levelling our block, which has now been done, and the buried swimming pool with all its wonderful…

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r_13
Nov 29, 2018 2:51 pm
r_13
slagozzz
slagozzz
29 November

Building at Willowdale

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

I have purchased one for 353k last month which will be registered early 2020. Bank told me that as per current market trend land value will fall by then. I am bit scared…

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slagozzz
Nov 29, 2018 12:44 pm
chrisjau
chrisjau
29 November

Who's building with Clarendon??

Who's building with Clarendon??
NSW
1 ... 926, 927, 928

I realize it's not just Clarendon who do this and they need to cover their costs but I find it really crappy. They have offered to do a split payment but at that point…

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chrisjau
Nov 29, 2018 8:50 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
29 November

Hydraulic Engineer - NSW

Hydraulic Engineer - NSW
NSW

Hey Paul1 There are s few solutions try contacting a civil engineer through Engineers Australia, OT plumbers can't use the professional term engineer.

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 29, 2018 8:12 am
StructuralBIMGuy
prabalsoans
prabalsoans
28 November

Driveway and Path - Does it include porch area.

Driveway and Path - Does it include porch area.

Thank you for responding Forg. I have asked my CRC & site supervisor to review further. When I look at similar properties built by simonds on my street the driveway is…

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prabalsoans
Nov 28, 2018 3:56 pm
gogo65
gogo65
28 November

Skirting board alternative for polished concrete

Skirting board alternative for polished concrete
WA

We’ve got shadowline cornice throughout, with splay skirting on th floors. Ive recently seen shadow line skirting, looks beautiful, but not sure of cost...

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gogo65
Nov 28, 2018 3:52 pm
gogo65
yash
yash
28 November

What options to go for in Investment Property Manor Lakes Vi

What options to go for in Investment Property Manor Lakes Vi

I have 576 (16*36) sqm Land in Manor Lakes Lakeside Victoria. I am planning to build a house for renting purpose.…

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yash
Nov 28, 2018 12:11 pm
baronx
baronx
28 November

Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)

Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)
VIC

This keeps getting better & better as I dig more into it; apparently UrbanEdge are within their rights to bypass the amendments to the building act & enforce the…

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baronx
Nov 28, 2018 11:18 am
baronx
DustyBlue
DustyBlue
28 November

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley
VIC
1, 2

We are looking a purchasing land within the area. Does hidden valley still have the strict guidelines? Does a shed still have to be built out of the same materials as the house?

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DustyBlue
Nov 28, 2018 8:35 am
Doulton777
Doulton777
28 November

KDR + Building Urban Edge Andu 43

KDR + Building Urban Edge Andu 43
QLD
1, 2

What did the inspector say so far? Are they happy with the build?

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Doulton777
Nov 28, 2018 8:07 am
Doulton777
splendid_12
splendid_12
27 November

Lucere estate at Leppington

Lucere estate at Leppington
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi All, We are finally looking to move on the 3rd week of December but that is if everything goes as planned oresle next year (typical scenario with Thrives Homes)…

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splendid_12
Nov 27, 2018 5:30 pm
pEast
pEast
27 November

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
1 ... 25, 26, 27

No worries - I thought I better give feedback with some photos to prove

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pEast
Nov 27, 2018 2:27 pm
ScottDelta
ScottDelta
27 November

Masterton Homes

Masterton Homes
NSW
1 ... 27, 28, 29

Just starting the process with Batemans Bay office (Graham) for the Synergey 29, get final plans this week.

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ScottDelta
Nov 27, 2018 2:04 pm
utsa87
utsa87
27 November

Mojo Homes

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

Thanks for your reply.

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utsa87
Nov 27, 2018 12:25 pm
Jo2018
Jo2018
27 November

Anyone building at Mt Holden, Sunbury VIC?

Anyone building at Mt Holden, Sunbury VIC?
VIC

Hi, I've purchased land STAGE 6 Mt Holden, any one else had problems with getting the correct engineering report? Title has now been pushed back from December till…

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Jo2018
Nov 27, 2018 7:27 am
MrsJM
MrsJM
27 November

Steel joists issue and builder won’t give info

Steel joists issue and builder won’t give info
NSW

Interestingly the certified seems to be missing documents. Actually they don’t even have a certificate from a surveyor confirming the pad level was correct, and the…

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MrsJM
Nov 27, 2018 4:31 am
MrsJM
2019reno
2019reno
26 November

Wallaby roof and fully rendered homestead style house....hel

Wallaby roof and fully rendered homestead style house....hel

Hi we are about to extend and renovate our house.... we need new roof, windows and will be rendering the entire house (as we can no longer match our 1970s bricks ....not…

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2019reno
Nov 26, 2018 11:10 pm
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Melos
Nov 26, 2018 6:23 pm
HoneyDee
HoneyDee
26 November

Building Montpellier Grand with Carlisle Homes

Building Montpellier Grand with Carlisle Homes
1, 2

Hi Libran_59, Nice progress 😍 happy that it is going smoothly for you. Did you upgrade your stairs? We booked NHI for pre & post slab pour inspection. Plumbing was…

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HoneyDee
Nov 26, 2018 5:13 pm
HoneyDee
Valandra
Valandra
26 November

Building with Ausbuild @ Bridgeman Downs

Building with Ausbuild @ Bridgeman Downs
QLD
1, 2, 3

Seriously powering along there, you must be pleased! We won't get wrapped before xmas break unfortunately, but it's been fun watching the frame go up so far!

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Valandra
Nov 26, 2018 5:03 pm
Monkey55
Monkey55
26 November

Eden Two Wells SA

Eden Two Wells SA
SA

Hi there! Im (attempting to) building with Format Homes, on Magnolia Boulevard. Our estimate for footings, 276sqm, was $25k. Actual cost was $26.5, so pretty close. :)

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Monkey55
Nov 26, 2018 4:00 pm
steel
steel
26 November

Building with Dale Alcock in the SW

Building with Dale Alcock in the SW
WA

Swapped off Owner Build? WHat made you switch?

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steel
Nov 26, 2018 10:38 am
gogo65
gogo65
25 November

Buildcraft Constructions NSW

Buildcraft Constructions NSW

I’d say they only build 20-30 homes a year, hence why there isn’t much info about them. Very different to the metricons and wisdoms that do thousands. They’ve been…

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gogo65
Nov 25, 2018 9:01 pm
gogo65

Hi homeone community, I am new here but have been studying the importance of thermally efficient building materials. What has surprised me is that there is still a lot…

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John Pierpoint
Nov 25, 2018 2:25 pm
WowBingo
WowBingo
25 November

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast
QLD
1, 2

We don't have build blog as yet Still got slot of work to do before slab goes down But we will get inspired by ur blog !

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WowBingo
Nov 25, 2018 10:12 am
Pinacolada79
Pinacolada79
25 November

Our Langford Countryside - Allworth homes

Our Langford Countryside - Allworth homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

How’s the build going? We’re looking at building the same one. Do you have anymore pics?

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Pinacolada79
Nov 25, 2018 9:03 am
Melbournevic
Melbournevic
24 November

Changing the location of driveway in a new estate

Changing the location of driveway in a new estate
1, 2

Thanks gillybean, you are exactly right. We just went to our Developer's office to get clarification on this as we need to let our Builder know so they can finalise…

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Melbournevic
Nov 24, 2018 5:41 pm
mansawant
mansawant
24 November

Exile ash lappato tiles

Exile ash lappato tiles

Yes, on the wall with towel rail and the other tiles are charcoal.

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mansawant
Nov 24, 2018 10:25 am
toscano339syd
toscano339syd
23 November

Champion Homes

Champion Homes
NSW

Hi! we are building with CH.. just in the process to start construction. I think all the ‘horror’ stories apply to every Builder.. and it just depends on your own…

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toscano339syd
Nov 23, 2018 7:04 pm
shibua
shibua
23 November

Henley Yorke 21

Henley Yorke 21
VIC

Hi Reneesh. Did you go ahead with Yorke 21. Planning to build this.

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shibua
Nov 23, 2018 1:16 pm
OzzieSAP
OzzieSAP
23 November

Dulger Homes review

Dulger Homes review

Has anyone heard of Dulger Homes or built with them? I am trying to find reviews, but cannot find anything on productreviews. Few reviews on google however as we know…

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OzzieSAP
Nov 23, 2018 12:24 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
23 November

Can I insist the builder tells me who their subcontractor i

Can I insist the builder tells me who their subcontractor i

The occupational certificate will carry names of most of the subcontractors.

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IamSAM
Nov 23, 2018 9:44 am
IamSAM
ayoubjummun
ayoubjummun
22 November

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

I have contacted Telstra and they are servicing NBN in this area. So for now I will need to go with Telstra.

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ayoubjummun
Nov 22, 2018 9:54 pm
bashworth
bashworth
22 November

Unconditonal house and land package

Unconditonal house and land package

Read the contract you have signed carefully. It depends on how far along you have got. You are probably going to lose the deposit.

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bashworth
Nov 22, 2018 6:11 pm
bashworth
Vinup
Vinup
22 November

Brand new home or old one

Brand new home or old one
VIC

Thanks so much for sharing your experience. It's helping a lot in our decision making. Really appreciate it.

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Vinup
Nov 22, 2018 4:01 pm
Highlander
Highlander
22 November

Building costs - your experience

Building costs - your experience

There are many variables, i was told to go by $1000 per square meter, our place is 200m2 excluding detatched garage & to frame stage it has cost us approx $65000. Our…

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Highlander
Nov 22, 2018 2:07 pm
Highlander
rkae
rkae
22 November

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park
NSW
1 ... 138, 139, 140

Anyone here from Elara stage 43?

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rkae
Nov 22, 2018 1:08 pm
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WowBingo
Nov 22, 2018 12:50 pm
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building bug
Nov 22, 2018 8:55 am
building bug

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