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Corallake
Jul 26, 2017 7:40 pm
Corallake
ABuild
ABuild
26 July

The epic home building race - TIME 2 GET "FITTED" LOCKED OUT

The epic home building race - TIME 2 GET "FITTED" LOCKED OUT
QLD
1 ... 13, 14, 15

House is looking fabulous! Nice kitchen oh and the bath, it's huge! Im a fan of big baths 😬 Not long now. What gorgeous little baby girl. Time flies when you have…

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ABuild
Jul 26, 2017 7:29 pm
ABuild
ABuild
26 July

Building the Denver 29 with Metricon

Building the Denver 29 with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

😂😂 me too I'm so fussy with brick selections and agreeing with hubby so am looking at other options and home looks awesome. The inside is coming together fast!…

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ABuild
Jul 26, 2017 7:17 pm
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allblaqk
Jul 26, 2017 6:54 pm
allblaqk
new2build
new2build
26 July

Firstyle Home - Braeside 42sq

Firstyle Home - Braeside 42sq
NSW
1, 2, 3

Thanks that's a huge help.did you get any kitchen upgrades?mind me asking if so what they were and how much.were thinking 40 or 60mm Caesar stone from the supernatural…

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new2build
Jul 26, 2017 6:07 pm
JLH222
JLH222
26 July

Metricon Metro 32 Qld

Metricon Metro 32 Qld
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Looks great, Vantage! Metricon Metro 32 KDRB Bayside Melbourne viewtopic.php?f=31&t=84012

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JLH222
Jul 26, 2017 5:50 pm
JLH222
mrsdoe
mrsdoe
26 July

Our First Home Build with Commodore Homes in Seville Grove!

Our First Home Build with Commodore Homes in Seville Grove!
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Congrats on settlement and getting your permit, great news! Follow our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura Group): http://tinyurl.com/jlykgph

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mrsdoe
Jul 26, 2017 4:30 pm
mrsdoe
aden
aden
26 July

lyndhurst mcdonald jones homes

lyndhurst mcdonald jones homes
NSW

hi has anyone built a modified mcdonald jones homes lyndhurst we are looking at having a 6 to 7 bedroom lyndhurst grnade. thanks any images plans etc would be great thanks

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aden
Jul 26, 2017 4:16 pm

Henley - Sahara 40 Build - Week 1 Day 3 Site Cut Done!

Henley - Sahara 40 Build - Week 1 Day 3 Site Cut Done!
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

How's the swimming pool going? It's been a normal Melbourne week weather wise. Smashing with rain than beautiful sun and cyclone winds all in the same day. Hope it's all…

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firsttime_homies1401
Jul 26, 2017 4:11 pm
firsttime_homies1401
CKY
CKY
26 July

Metricon Liberty 45 Carlingford

Metricon Liberty 45 Carlingford
NSW

Hi Myeap We are going to KDR Glendale 38 on pymble and just last month acceptrd contract (freedom series do not have tender stage).

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CKY
Jul 26, 2017 3:34 pm
CKY
Moose256
Moose256
26 July

Big M / Metr!con Homes: - Studio M & Upgrade Prices!

Big M / Metr!con Homes: - Studio M & Upgrade Prices!
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hey all New to the forum. Has anyone built a Grandview 31 or above in the plantation facade that could send pictures of what the finished product looks like. And is…

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Moose256
Jul 26, 2017 1:54 pm
Ezza78
Ezza78
26 July

Arden in Point Cook

Arden in Point Cook
VIC
1, 2

Arden are well respected builders so I wouldn't be concerned, that's what they are doing for our slab and you want to see the reinforcements the engineer has added for …

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Ezza78
Jul 26, 2017 12:50 pm

Building with Homes by CMA - Ascot 260

Building with Homes by CMA - Ascot 260
QLD
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Our original proposed date was supposed to be today . I'm sure the hold up is because of the delay in retaining and fencing but that's only a guess cause there…

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1sttimer_stoneridge
Jul 26, 2017 11:38 am
1sttimer_stoneridge
sam_sc
sam_sc
26 July

Any experiences with Firstyle homes

Any experiences with Firstyle homes
NSW
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Hi Vulcan_rich I am in Edmondson Park

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sam_sc
Jul 26, 2017 11:35 am

Building a 26-28sq house on a corner lot

Building a 26-28sq house on a corner lot

We're now tossing up between Mantra26/28 from Metricon (found out that we can't fit Grandview on our block) and Havana28 from MJH. People seem to like the Havana layout…

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hunter_home
Jul 26, 2017 10:37 am
bank
bank
26 July

Not Happy with Valuation

Not Happy with Valuation
NSW

My limited understanding is that it is rare for banks to value it at more than what you paid for the land plus the build contract price. What it would sell for once…

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bank
Jul 26, 2017 10:30 am
bank
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Tamara1975
Jul 26, 2017 10:22 am
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elleimac
Jul 26, 2017 8:33 am
elleimac
Cassie.f90
Cassie.f90
26 July

Building the Simonds Palisade in Gippsland

Building the Simonds Palisade in Gippsland
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Haha will do! It's tough making those big decisions at the start, like choosing a builder and finding land etc. Good luck!

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Cassie.f90
Jul 26, 2017 7:30 am

Street view

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Kagan1042
Jul 26, 2017 6:40 am
valerie3e
valerie3e
25 July

Beachwood Constructions Melbourne

Beachwood Constructions Melbourne
VIC

Yes, just waiting for the bank and building permit to start building

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valerie3e
Jul 25, 2017 11:23 pm
valerie3e
valerie3e
25 July

Beachwood Constructions (Sorrento 27 build) Longwarry

Beachwood Constructions (Sorrento 27 build) Longwarry
VIC

I should be starting once my approval comes through will keep you guys posted

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valerie3e
Jul 25, 2017 11:18 pm
lovisa
lovisa
25 July

First Home Builders - Metricon Zara 29

First Home Builders - Metricon Zara 29
QLD
1, 2

Hi just wondering when you had to moe the weeds did you have to remove theclippings from them or could it be left there? Also when they scrape your block are they…

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lovisa
Jul 25, 2017 10:38 pm
ruraldoc
ruraldoc
25 July

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Riverstone Crossing)

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Riverstone Crossing)
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Sorry to hear that Coral don't do stackers... my guess as to the reason - though sometimes I am cynical about builders - is that.. they have never tried.. or it costs too…

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ruraldoc
Jul 25, 2017 10:34 pm
ruraldoc
em-n-craig
em-n-craig
25 July

Henry's Build on the Gold Coast

Henry's Build on the Gold Coast
QLD
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Looking amazing Henry, you must be real pleased with it, good luck with the PCI :-D

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em-n-craig
Jul 25, 2017 10:34 pm
tngo
tngo
25 July

Can we fit a security screen door behind the entry door

Can we fit a security screen door behind the entry door

Thanks Nawsome, looks great, I wish I could find such place in Brisbane. Dealing with this remotely is probably a pain.

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tngo
Jul 25, 2017 10:19 pm

Building At Edmondson Park

Building At Edmondson Park
NSW
1 ... 169, 170, 171

Great to see so much progress with all the builds and town centre!

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sydneysider
Jul 25, 2017 9:08 pm
Guy T
Guy T
25 July

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham
SA

Oh no. Sorry to hear about that. Didn't see any thistles so fingers crossed! We've got provisions for 32k for footings for fairly small house

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Guy T
Jul 25, 2017 9:05 pm
lovisa
lovisa
25 July

Requirements for land pre construction

Requirements for land pre construction

Hi was wondering what is seenas the requirements for maintaining the land pre costuction for construction? What do we need to do? And what is seen as maintained? If we…

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lovisa
Jul 25, 2017 9:02 pm
emts
emts
25 July

JG King Lexington 240 - fix out....maybe

JG King Lexington 240 - fix out....maybe
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

well looks like we won't get to inspect till next week. they ahve painters in with everything covered over so SS said no point till then. so will push back payment till…

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emts
Jul 25, 2017 8:56 pm

House and Land Package suggestions for Melbourne

House and Land Package suggestions for Melbourne
VIC

Friction Sorry, I am not familiar with metricon..but I would say they are no different to other builders .I would recommend approaching at least 3 project builders with…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 25, 2017 8:15 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Dixy12345
Dixy12345
25 July

Help

Help

Hi, I needed some advice. Our builder has just sent in for council approval 2weeks ago and is requesting a letter from the bank -authority of commencement letter. However,…

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Dixy12345
Jul 25, 2017 7:29 pm
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
25 July

Modified Bahama 50

Modified Bahama 50
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

How exciting! Starting to look more like a house now :)

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Tamara1975
Jul 25, 2017 7:23 pm
RachM
RachM
25 July

Driveway Placement

Driveway Placement
QLD

Thanks - that makes sense I was hoping that was the case. It just spooked me a little! Now we have finally started construction it all seems a little out of our hands!

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RachM
Jul 25, 2017 7:07 pm
RachM
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aloenyx
Jul 25, 2017 6:53 pm
aloenyx

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Not sure cause the neighbour told me about it. I'll ask the SM when I get an update from him at the end of the week. Metricon Liberty 45, Ryde NSW

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Quirmeball1280
Jul 25, 2017 6:44 pm
Quirmeball1280
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JM1911A1
Jul 25, 2017 6:05 pm
JM1911A1
MAGGI
MAGGI
25 July

Experience with Lifestyle Designer Homes or others?

Experience with Lifestyle Designer Homes or others?
NSW

Lifestyle Designer Homes built my home and it's still an amazing beautiful home today if i say so myself. the original owners of the business were wonderful to deal with…

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MAGGI
Jul 25, 2017 5:59 pm

Our Fairmont 34 by Clarendon in Brisbane

Our Fairmont 34 by Clarendon in Brisbane
QLD
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hey Bowie Loveeeee your house! Ill be copying so many of your ideas for our build!!! Would you PLEASE show me a pic of your installed timber cladding for your portico? We…

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Dylandbrooke
Jul 25, 2017 4:36 pm
ravsingh21
ravsingh21
25 July

Firstyle Hellcat Road Sub division

Firstyle Hellcat Road Sub division
NSW

Hey mate, My wife and I are building with FS in Edmondson Park as well. There are a few things that FS don't supply, as you've mentioned landscaping is one, screen doors,…

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ravsingh21
Jul 25, 2017 3:32 pm
marshi
marshi
25 July

Diamond gloss benches

Diamond gloss benches
VIC

Please show me photos of your diamond gloss benches if you have used this :)

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marshi
Jul 25, 2017 3:25 pm
cinder
cinder
25 July

Classic style weatherboard Melb - front landscaping 1 yr on

Classic style weatherboard Melb - front landscaping 1 yr on
VIC
1 ... 41, 42, 43

Thank you both. It's getting there! We had the council plant new nature strip trees yesterday (finally) after moron kids kicked them down on NYE. That was so annoying as…

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cinder
Jul 25, 2017 3:13 pm
cinder
andonk
andonk
25 July

Unhappy... should we start again and find another builder or

Unhappy... should we start again and find another builder or
VIC

I couldn't agree more with what Joker and other have said above. It sounds to me like you may want to find another builder if you haven't signed a contract yet. Cr@p…

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andonk
Jul 25, 2017 2:02 pm

Building a new home in Springfield Rise

Building a new home in Springfield Rise
QLD

I had to pay extra for piering then and there with CMA. It was a lot and unexpected, so I was very shocked. Make sure you have enough money saved just in case! My land was…

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maddielouxx
Jul 25, 2017 1:36 pm
Crewie
Crewie
25 July

ANSA HOMES

ANSA HOMES
NSW

We have been in our Ansa home for 6 months now and we love it. We had a few small hiccups along the way which are to be expected but the Ansa team were wonderful. Being in…

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Crewie
Jul 25, 2017 1:31 pm
Bri1234
Bri1234
25 July

What comes first, the demo or the finance?

What comes first, the demo or the finance?

Ok so I heard from the builder - without the house being demolished they can't do the second soil and survey, engineering and without those they can't get a building…

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Bri1234
Jul 25, 2017 1:20 pm
Bri1234
niro700
niro700
25 July

Community Title - North Kellyville - HELP!

Community Title - North Kellyville - HELP!
NSW

hi All, Quick querry about finances My mortgage broker said as these lands are community titled property all financial institution strictly stick to a 80% LVR Is tthat…

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niro700
Jul 25, 2017 11:33 am
wongbruce
wongbruce
25 July

Mapleton Grove 18 Barry Road NSW

Mapleton Grove 18 Barry Road NSW
NSW
1, 2, 3

No not at all. Whoever is telling you that is telling you porkies! Kind Regards, Bruce "Building an Eden Brae Waldorf 50 in North Kellyville" Blog:

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wongbruce
Jul 25, 2017 11:24 am
pw1923
pw1923
25 July

Double Garage door Max width?

Double Garage door Max width?
NSW

We are having a 6m wide B & D garage door installed in our 7m wide double garage. You can go wider still but it will cost more as you will step up into the "industrial"…

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pw1923
Jul 25, 2017 11:15 am
pw1923
dulie
dulie
25 July

Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide

Metricon Lincoln 32 in Adelaide
SA
1, 2, 3

Looking good, you're flying along =)

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dulie
Jul 25, 2017 11:05 am
dulie


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