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valhound
valhound
23 August

DBN Homes

DBN Homes

That is a good idea! Just wanted to hear the firsthand experience of some previous and existing clients as well.

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valhound
Aug 23, 2021 6:00 pm
valhound
awkwajena
awkwajena
23 August

What’s the really point of prefab homes?

What’s the really point of prefab homes?
VIC

Hi Paolo, Did you ever find any viable prefab builders for your 3br project in VIC? I'm interested in the same thing, and like you, am (still, having had my eye on the…

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awkwajena
Aug 23, 2021 5:22 pm
Bdizzle
Bdizzle
23 August

Anyone built with Dixon Home, North Queensland?

Anyone built with Dixon Home, North Queensland?
QLD

Still know the market mate??? Best builder in Townsville?

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Bdizzle
Aug 23, 2021 3:36 pm
awkwajena
awkwajena
22 August

Base Price Lists 2021 VIC

Base Price Lists 2021 VIC

Hi all, Does anyone have access to current base price list from Metricon? (They don't publish prices online.) Feel free to post any you have from other builders, in…

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awkwajena
Aug 22, 2021 5:38 pm
issacsharma
issacsharma
22 August

Clarendon Sheridan Build - Box Hill NSW

Clarendon Sheridan Build - Box Hill NSW
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi, I can imagine your situation. What happened on your loan now ? I am looking to secure a lot on house and land packages in Domaine Homes somewhere in south west…

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issacsharma
Aug 22, 2021 12:47 pm
strannik
strannik
22 August

New 3-storey steel frame house insulation - advise needed

New 3-storey steel frame house insulation - advise needed
QLD

There's a difference between what you need to do to pass bare minimum requirements, and what you should do (if you have the budget) to live in the house comfortably. I…

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strannik
Aug 22, 2021 9:42 am
worldofmud
worldofmud
21 August

Query around contract pricing

Query around contract pricing

The only way to control site costs is to do sufficient geotech. investigation to enable the most economical design up front. Where variations are claimed buy the builder…

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worldofmud
Aug 21, 2021 11:38 pm
alexp79
alexp79
21 August

Double Storey Too Hot Upstairs

Double Storey Too Hot Upstairs
VIC

Frankly speaking, in a typical house around 30-35% of the energy will be lost through walls and around 25-35% through the windows and doors (depending on glazing ratios).…

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alexp79
Aug 21, 2021 10:33 pm
last one ever
last one ever
20 August

dennis family homes

dennis family homes
1, 2, 3, 4

We are building with Dennis family homes quality is good but the time taking to build is the worst we have ever had, this is the 6th house we have built over our time and…

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last one ever
Aug 20, 2021 7:37 pm
lilbza
lilbza
20 August

Porter Davis Homes.

Porter Davis Homes.

Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience. I'm on to my third build, but our last home built by Porter Davis was the best experience thus far. We would have built with…

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lilbza
Aug 20, 2021 4:44 pm
lilbza
Savagepuppy
Savagepuppy
20 August

Feedback on floor plans

Feedback on floor plans

Hi Jason, Thanks again for taking the time to help me with this plan, so kind of you. Sorry I didn't mention that I'm doing it under CDC, so the upstairs setback is 8m,…

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Savagepuppy
Aug 20, 2021 3:58 pm
Kippers01
Kippers01
20 August

Has anyone built with local builders direct - formerly brigh

Has anyone built with local builders direct - formerly brigh
VIC

local which business name/s is on the building contracts of these 150 homes that you build? Is this Bright Homes or Local or other names?

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Kippers01
Aug 20, 2021 2:53 pm
AnjC
AnjC
20 August

Contesting council decision

Contesting council decision
VIC

Wow. That’s interesting. My council must be different as I didn’t have to pay the fee… glad to hear that for once my council didn’t gouge me!

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AnjC
Aug 20, 2021 10:56 am
strannik
strannik
19 August

Build Experience

Build Experience

It depends on the builder. The fact that it's their responsibility to take care of all those things just means that you will be chasing one person instead of 10 different…

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strannik
Aug 19, 2021 11:00 pm

I'm not sure if this will help you much, but my bickie recently did me up this sample of three different mortar styles. If you look closely there are three courses each…

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AnjC
Aug 19, 2021 10:07 pm
JRG
JRG
19 August

Got the keys today

Got the keys today
NSW
1, 2

Hey, We are partway through a build with Tullipan Homes in North West Sydney. Really happy with the whole process so far.

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JRG
Aug 19, 2021 9:22 pm
dulie
dulie
19 August

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD
QLD
1 ... 87, 88, 89

To be honest, I have no idea. No one lives in them rooms yet lol. (Both my kids are currently under 2). But we wanted custom cabinetry for all our robes like the display…

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dulie
Aug 19, 2021 4:58 pm
dulie

Ceiling creaking loudly downstairs when walking upstairs

Ceiling creaking loudly downstairs when walking upstairs
VIC

Hi yesplease It is not clear whether the issue is a defect, breach of contract, or breach of some…

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Contracts-Specialist
Aug 19, 2021 4:54 pm
Contracts-Specialist
tcshum
tcshum
19 August

Contract lawyer Perth

Contract lawyer Perth

Is this variation due to delay more than 45 days? My builder request a meet up to discuss on costing on the coming Monday. Don't know what to expect.

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tcshum
Aug 19, 2021 4:26 am

Virtual Colour selections during lockdown - NSW

Virtual Colour selections during lockdown - NSW
NSW

Similar boat this time last year in Victoria, which was and is still in lockdown. We saw one display home before the serious lockdowns so had very limited exposure to…

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misseditbythatmuch
Aug 18, 2021 10:01 pm
misseditbythatmuch

HIA Building contract - clause 19 delays COVID

HIA Building contract - clause 19 delays COVID

Regardless of what the contract says if the builder has delays because of events beyond builder's control it will be reasonable to allow extension of time, if not in…

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building-expert
Aug 18, 2021 7:58 pm
building-expert

Unrealistic site costs

Unrealistic site costs
VIC

Here's the flip side of the coin when the site works is done without proper documentation, inspections and certification

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 18, 2021 1:10 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Slab Issues in Cobram Vic

Slab Issues in Cobram Vic

Hey KaterChap welcome to the forum What makes this a great forum is professional posts without fear or favour, while no ones trying to sell you 2 litres of paint based on…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 18, 2021 12:49 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Ranti13
Ranti13
18 August

Bricks - Austral Bluegum

Bricks - Austral Bluegum
NSW

Everyone seems to have white garage door with Bluegum bricks. I'm building with Bluegum as well but not sure about the white garage door. I'm looking for something dark,…

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Ranti13
Aug 18, 2021 12:45 pm
Jason526
Jason526
18 August

Extremely Shallow Block

Extremely Shallow Block

I don't think that there are many volume builders who would have an existing plans of theirs to suit your land. Even if anyone has, I don't imagine the plan would fully…

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1331
Jason526
Aug 18, 2021 11:21 am
mumstheword
mumstheword
18 August

Indepandent Building inspection price?

Indepandent Building inspection price?
VIC

hi Sandra, just came across you post, am building in sydney, if you have a good private inspector to recommend would really appreciate it,cheers

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mumstheword
Aug 18, 2021 7:44 am
kennyc
kennyc
17 August

Reasonable or Excessive Site costs?

Reasonable or Excessive Site costs?

Thanks for the reply, appreciate it.

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kennyc
Aug 17, 2021 10:28 pm
ajayjagdish19
ajayjagdish19
17 August

Allura Estate

Allura Estate
VIC
1 ... 115, 116, 117

any updates about the 7 story building Palmers & Leakes road corner?

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ajayjagdish19
Aug 17, 2021 6:00 pm
Hkhanum
Hkhanum
16 August

Building Sorrento Grand retreat with Carlisle homes

Building Sorrento Grand retreat with Carlisle homes

Hi, All the best for your build. Would like to hear more about your journey as we are considering building the Sorrento grand retreat or Granada grand retreat.

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Hkhanum
Aug 16, 2021 9:48 pm

Hi all, After many months of preplanning we finally have our colour selection next week. We are stuck on the stair colour, we are going for Vic Ash stairs as the builder…

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Penguin 1
Aug 16, 2021 9:20 pm

It's a relatively new brick, but has anyone used this brick for their build and has feedback and/or pictures on it? We received our brick today and it definitely doesn't…

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imoonyl
Aug 16, 2021 8:13 pm
Peter83
Peter83
16 August

Builder recommendations North East Melbourne

Builder recommendations North East Melbourne
VIC

Hi Radiuz, Thanks for your reply, have you or do you know someone that has built with them before?

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Peter83
Aug 16, 2021 11:54 am
Althom
Althom
16 August

Neighbours erected a fence in a different colour

Neighbours erected a fence in a different colour

You're going to be paying for half of it so why wouldn't you be able to paint your side?

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Althom
Aug 16, 2021 9:43 am
Althom
Hkhanum
Hkhanum
16 August

Urban edge Jumeirah6-49 - Anyone else considering this plan?

Urban edge Jumeirah6-49 - Anyone else considering this plan?
VIC

Hi all, I am embarking a new journey to build our second house. Its going to be a KDR project in mount Waverley. I have built previously with porter davis so this tie…

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Hkhanum
Aug 16, 2021 9:13 am

Condition of land after settlement

Condition of land after settlement
VIC

Check with your builder, mine required a totally clear site (with photos from myself to prove and a site manager to inspect and confirm) before they would even put a temp…

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misseditbythatmuch
Aug 15, 2021 11:44 pm
misseditbythatmuch
BML
BML
15 August

Building with Kaplan

Building with Kaplan

All good so far, but we were put on hold after pouring the slab last June due to timber shortage then this current lockdown.

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BML
Aug 15, 2021 6:04 pm
hash_nanay
hash_nanay
15 August

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 860, 861, 862

Hi there, We are considering building Astor 43. It has some features similar to the Sanford 42 but Astor has more spaces such as study, theatre, etc. It looked amazing…

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hash_nanay
Aug 15, 2021 12:47 pm
Nevictim
Nevictim
15 August

Termite protection - Pine treated sleepers

Termite protection - Pine treated sleepers
NSW

How did your Rentokill inspection go? did you have to remove the concrete? We did a path around around our house as recommended by the builder, we obviously wanted it all…

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Nevictim
Aug 15, 2021 11:42 am
seanc88
seanc88
14 August

Off-White Mortar That Looks Orange To Me!

Off-White Mortar That Looks Orange To Me!
VIC

Hi Chris, where did you end up with this? Same issue for me, but our brickwork is now finished and has just been cleaned. Post cleaning it looks orange.

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seanc88
Aug 14, 2021 8:27 pm
Mitch1103
Mitch1103
14 August

Allworth Hampton

Allworth Hampton

Hi everyone, I am building the Hampton deluxe kitchen/activities floor plan, I was wondering if you have built the same & how its going? Thanks

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Mitch1103
Aug 14, 2021 5:59 pm

I’m construction phase - extend floor plan by 400m

I’m construction phase - extend floor plan by 400m

Awww thank you for letting me know. A straight answer like that was exactly what I was looking for

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stephanievella21
Aug 14, 2021 4:52 pm
Mane
Mane
14 August

FRAME INSPECTION

FRAME INSPECTION

I am sorry I may missed something. All the issues refer to what was on the plans not the contract, so I dont understand what is contractual???

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Mane
Aug 14, 2021 3:13 pm

Metricon Electricals

Metricon Electricals

Hey, Sent you a PM last night with a link to price lists from July 2020 with some decent size list of other suggestions to be aware of while dealing with Studio.

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misseditbythatmuch
Aug 14, 2021 1:47 pm
misseditbythatmuch
DanC
DanC
13 August

Bore Piers Costs - Melbourne

Bore Piers Costs - Melbourne

I had 74 screw piers 1.5m deep done in Brisbane, December last year cost $12500 +20% builders markup + GST. Here is a Bris/Syd calculator:

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DanC
Aug 13, 2021 8:06 pm
BML
BML
13 August

Anyone Built with Kaplan homes?

Anyone Built with Kaplan homes?

A group created to connect with people who are building with Kaplan Homes. A place to discuss your plans, progress, journey and concerns.

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4529
BML
Aug 13, 2021 8:05 pm
BML
BML
13 August

Kaplan Homes

Kaplan Homes
NSW

A group created to connect with people who are building with Kaplan Homes. A place to discuss your plans, progress, journey and concerns.

1
1305
BML
Aug 13, 2021 8:04 pm
BML
BML
13 August

Experience of building with Kaplan Homes

Experience of building with Kaplan Homes
NSW

A group created to connect with people who are building with Kaplan Homes. A place to discuss your plans, progress, journey and concerns.

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2674
BML
Aug 13, 2021 8:03 pm
BML
BML
13 August

any one building with kaplan home in sydney?

any one building with kaplan home in sydney?
NSW

A group created to connect with people who are building with Kaplan Homes. A place to discuss your plans, progress, journey and concerns.

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2105
BML
Aug 13, 2021 7:59 pm
BML
BML
13 August

Experience building with Kaplan Homes

Experience building with Kaplan Homes

A group created to connect with people who are building with Kaplan Homes. A place to discuss your plans, progress, journey and concerns.

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BML
Aug 13, 2021 7:57 pm
GorLyman
GorLyman
13 August

Move in new house before driveway construction

Move in new house before driveway construction

It shouldn't be a problem as long as your actions while moving in the new house don't interfere with the constructions workers.

4
2020
GorLyman
Aug 13, 2021 6:57 pm
GorLyman

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