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L4 a home
L4 a home
18 September 2017

Need help

Need help
NSW

Following, I would also like to find out about Elderton as we are currently deciding between them and Simonds

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L4 a home
Sep 18, 2017 7:45 am
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adnanmir
Sep 17, 2017 8:06 pm
Joelleg6
Joelleg6
17 September 2017

What do you wish you had done before moving in?

What do you wish you had done before moving in?
VIC

Thanks. That's great to know. I reckon I wouldn't even have thought about the bins.

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Joelleg6
Sep 17, 2017 6:48 pm
Joelleg6
Brightsea
Brightsea
17 September 2017

McDonald Jones

McDonald Jones
NSW

Hi Guys, I'm just about to enter a build with MJH and put the deposit down for the Miami 16 Executive house with some minor modifications. The…

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Brightsea
Sep 17, 2017 6:42 pm
Rico--
Rico--
17 September 2017

Beechwood Adelaide - any information much appreciated

Beechwood Adelaide - any information much appreciated
SA

Did you find any more useful information on Beechwood, and who did you end up selecting for your build?

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Rico--
Sep 17, 2017 10:20 am
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
16 September 2017

Simonds - Display options price list

Simonds - Display options price list
VIC

Do you mean the selections gallery upgrade options/options for in your gallery choices? So far as we experienced there wasn't any overarching list - as you go through…

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JM1911A1
Sep 16, 2017 9:57 pm
JM1911A1
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Waldorf_Grange_Build
16 September 2017

Landscape plan for council approval

Landscape plan for council approval
NSW

Most councils accept hand drawn plans as long as you have included all requirements and listed everything. (E.g. Our first draft got rejected as we did not stipulate…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Sep 16, 2017 5:03 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build

Hi We've got a Corinthian PIVOT INFWS 8G door installed at our new house which was finished last year. Link to the product: https://www.corinthian.com.au/Products/ ...…

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Waldork
Sep 15, 2017 9:55 pm
Waldork
PVBuild
PVBuild
15 September 2017

Front Door Height with 2700 ceilings

Front Door Height with 2700 ceilings

Yes and sort of yes. Our garage zero lot boundary was muffed up and the builder had to resubmit plans. They did that in July, and whilst the garage wall hasn't…

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PVBuild
Sep 15, 2017 2:53 pm
chayanthi
chayanthi
15 September 2017

Greenvale Carroll Lane

Greenvale Carroll Lane
VIC

Hi all. Have any of you bought a lot in this estate? Some lots got released today and the price seems a little high - $389K for a 467sqm lot. Wondering how this estate…

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chayanthi
Sep 15, 2017 1:28 pm
Lyndal2004
Lyndal2004
15 September 2017

Rawdon hill homes

Rawdon hill homes
VIC

Anyone have any feedback with rawdon hill?

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Lyndal2004
Sep 15, 2017 12:21 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
15 September 2017

Site Visit.. Things to bring along!

Site Visit.. Things to bring along!
WA

I always encourage New home builders to visit their New Home whilst under construction here are the items you should bring along 1.Mobile phone + camera included 2.Table…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 15, 2017 10:52 am
StructuralBIMGuy
bananarama
bananarama
15 September 2017

Triangular Shaped lot wide front

Triangular Shaped lot wide front

I can't comment on slot of that, but surely a 2 storey house would fix you problems?

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bananarama
Sep 15, 2017 7:55 am
breebarter
breebarter
15 September 2017

Illusions loose lay vinyl planks

Illusions loose lay vinyl planks
QLD

Hi iTool, yes it is, we saw the selections on Wednesday, and actually decided not to go with the vinyl planks and went with tiles, they did lot look as good as the…

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breebarter
Sep 15, 2017 6:08 am
breebarter
Maps
Maps
14 September 2017

Sovereign Metricon

Sovereign Metricon
SA

Hello, Building the Sovereign here. Pretty excited to get going.

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Maps
Sep 14, 2017 9:49 pm
Marshall5858
Marshall5858
14 September 2017

building at seaford meadows

building at seaford meadows
SA
1 ... 21, 22, 23

He is one of my neighbors, really nice man They are definitely the best lemons I've seen too and no nasties, even better!!

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Marshall5858
Sep 14, 2017 8:52 pm
cjose
cjose
14 September 2017

First home buyers & builders in Caversham WA!

First home buyers & builders in Caversham WA!
WA

Congratulations! I loved it there! Beautiful location. We were initially considering Taylor's Private Estates. Blueprint Homes even showed us "our" lot in Redondo St.…

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cjose
Sep 14, 2017 5:34 pm
carlanox
carlanox
14 September 2017

New homes @Roleystone WA

New homes @Roleystone WA
WA

So I am in the early stage of building a house. The problem is that I am a foreigner (From Jakarta, Indonesia) and not even staying in Aussie. So I need a lot of help…

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carlanox
Sep 14, 2017 1:59 pm
rgjain.jain7
rgjain.jain7
14 September 2017

Bricks Grandview 27

Bricks Grandview 27

Thank you tngo. Hope you will finish your construction soon.

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rgjain.jain7
Sep 14, 2017 7:45 am
akash19p
akash19p
13 September 2017

Burns Build - Dale Alcock Finished Photos

Burns Build - Dale Alcock Finished Photos
WA
1 ... 42, 43, 44

Hello Tbrown2012, I loved your home .. It's really and inspiration for us as well.. We are building now and we also selected botany Gray as our feature and Gretna as our…

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akash19p
Sep 13, 2017 4:12 pm

we awaiting final plans which is about 2 weeks away now .

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JaNelly
Sep 13, 2017 2:50 pm
JaNelly
JayaJaya
JayaJaya
13 September 2017

adelaide- reputable, quality builders

adelaide- reputable, quality builders
SA

Who did you end up going with? Not Weeks I hope - I heard from several professionals (like our inspector, and independently from other trades) that they screed OVER your…

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JayaJaya
Sep 13, 2017 2:28 pm
JayaJaya
gummz
gummz
12 September 2017

Great southern 2.5 acre new family home

Great southern 2.5 acre new family home
WA
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Are you still around? How's the build?

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gummz
Sep 12, 2017 11:21 pm
Bri1234
Bri1234
12 September 2017

Dispensation/setbacks - how likely?

Dispensation/setbacks - how likely?
VIC

That's great you got approval. I called the council this afternoon. First person I spoke to was awful. Kept talking over me stating she couldn't talk to us because we…

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Bri1234
Sep 12, 2017 9:04 pm
Bri1234
PVBuild
PVBuild
12 September 2017

Roughing in your own data cables

Roughing in your own data cables

We didn't run electrical cable, but we ran NBN cable. SS was fine with that just said don't run anything electrical. Really depends on your SS. Having said that we also…

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PVBuild
Sep 12, 2017 8:44 pm
Wrighto
Wrighto
12 September 2017

Dual living for $240k in perth

Dual living for $240k in perth
WA

Hi guys Do you think we'd be able to build a dual key (4x2 and 2x1) for $240k? Our budget is $280k. $20k for demolition $20k site works and the rest for the house. We…

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Wrighto
Sep 12, 2017 8:48 am
Coolc
Coolc
11 September 2017

Upgrades with Carlisle homes easy living

Upgrades with Carlisle homes easy living
VIC

No. I dont think they allow any changes to plans. Only options listed in their design. Easy living coles with limited options when come to upgrades and colours. Good…

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Coolc
Sep 11, 2017 6:47 pm
Bridgetwitch
Bridgetwitch
11 September 2017

Hallmark vs Dixon

Hallmark vs Dixon
QLD

Hi Newbeithian! We were going to build with Coral, but after lots of miscommunication and underhanded admin games, we gave them the flick and are now going to build with…

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Bridgetwitch
Sep 11, 2017 5:52 pm
Bridgetwitch
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
11 September 2017

Change of jobs during building new house

Change of jobs during building new house
SA

we are currently at construction and I am moving back into my old role as the new role I moved into just hasnt worked out as I planned! But as far as a i know we are fine…

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stayxtrue
Sep 11, 2017 1:50 pm
stayxtrue
mj2016
mj2016
10 September 2017

Things to buy post build

Things to buy post build

Thanks so much! We haven't commenced build yet still waiting on titles and I've bought a couple of things but want to make a list so I can budget for what we will need :)

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mj2016
Sep 10, 2017 11:29 pm
Possible KDRB
Possible KDRB
10 September 2017

Masterton KDR- concerto design

Masterton KDR- concerto design
NSW

Building A New House Hi planning to KDR with concerto floor plan. How much should we over budget on the quoted set price? 30k 50k 100k I'm guessing the list of…

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Possible KDRB
Sep 10, 2017 10:33 pm
OBB
OBB
10 September 2017

Bank evaluation shortfall. New build in Officer, VIC

Bank evaluation shortfall. New build in Officer, VIC
VIC

I read that when doing evaluations banks deduct any allowances from land sales or builders. i.e. they use an actual price you pay, not the full price that you have further…

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OBB
Sep 10, 2017 9:16 pm
icat2000
icat2000
10 September 2017

Building in Melbourne with Metricon - Delta 25

Building in Melbourne with Metricon - Delta 25
VIC
1, 2

Nice choices. Your on similar build timelines to me.

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icat2000
Sep 10, 2017 6:19 pm
icat2000
staceyrussell
staceyrussell
10 September 2017

N.Brisbane - custom build w/ Valeco Home

N.Brisbane - custom build w/ Valeco Home
QLD
1, 2, 3

Have you had a chance to take any more photos of your progress? :) How's it all going?

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staceyrussell
Sep 10, 2017 3:55 pm
staceyrussell
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nestaxu
Sep 10, 2017 12:59 pm
DanTheUpholsterer
DanTheUpholsterer
10 September 2017

Building with Fairmont Homes - Port Willunga

Building with Fairmont Homes - Port Willunga
SA
1, 2, 3

Like the brickwork I think I'll be using these bricks on my build !

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DanTheUpholsterer
Sep 10, 2017 11:48 am
rattleAU
rattleAU
10 September 2017

Anyone building pearl 23 with Dennis families

Anyone building pearl 23 with Dennis families

G'day there! No, I'm not and can't help you there, sorry. Just wanted to let you know that there are a few of us who are about to build with Dennis Family homes and we…

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rattleAU
Sep 10, 2017 9:38 am
sweetsimmy85
sweetsimmy85
10 September 2017

Who's building with Fairhaven Homes in Melbourne?

Who's building with Fairhaven Homes in Melbourne?
VIC
1, 2

Just wondering how your build went? I am building the Kiama and just waiting for my land to title later this year.

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sweetsimmy85
Sep 10, 2017 6:53 am
Shajer
Shajer
10 September 2017

Anyone building home in Officer VIC 3809.

Anyone building home in Officer VIC 3809.
VIC

I am looking for custom builder as my lot is having a fall of 6 meters. Anyone has experience with Hotondo Homes / YarraBankHomes?

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Shajer
Sep 10, 2017 3:56 am
Shajer
Joker
Joker
9 September 2017

Is it possible to upgrade to 3 phase after handover

Is it possible to upgrade to 3 phase after handover
VIC

Sounds expensive, check with other electricians, would think about half or less.

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Joker
Sep 09, 2017 4:45 pm
jessicagauci
jessicagauci
9 September 2017

Does this modified plan work?

Does this modified plan work?
NSW

Oh bugger. Aw man. I hope you sort it all out. At least your property will be going up in value and equity in the meantime!

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jessicagauci
Sep 09, 2017 1:25 pm
philbert83
philbert83
9 September 2017

Rawson Windermere

Rawson Windermere
ACT

Hello Team Windermere I've seen more than a few finished or finishing builds in my travels around Canberra lately. Narrabundah has a majestic facade, Denman has a vogue…

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philbert83
Sep 09, 2017 11:45 am
JRD77++
JRD77++
8 September 2017

Did you shop around for your CSC.

Did you shop around for your CSC.
NSW

We loved the layout too especially the Killara. We are now designing our own and going to ask Roselea and Better Built Homes to quote. The attitude from the sales staff…

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JRD77++
Sep 08, 2017 11:23 am
LevaneT
LevaneT
8 September 2017

PGH SORBETTO BRICKS

PGH SORBETTO BRICKS

there are only limited colour for the facade, roof colour, windows frame, door etc.. during the colour selection session to choose from. not all colour from brochure is…

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LevaneT
Sep 08, 2017 11:05 am
Seren1ty
Seren1ty
7 September 2017

Hall & Hart - Maddison & Zara

Hall & Hart - Maddison & Zara
NSW

Hey Carolcicc, as mentioned on the other topic, it greatly depends on the configuration/size/inclusions package chosen. It can vary quite alot, but we found it to be competitive.

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Seren1ty
Sep 07, 2017 8:59 pm
dave69
dave69
7 September 2017

Dechellis "daintree" different doors and windows?

Dechellis "daintree" different doors and windows?
SA

Hi and thank you for the welcome. I will go and check out some of window suppliers and work out what we want. Hopefully Dechellis will be happy to work with another supplier.

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dave69
Sep 07, 2017 8:38 pm
Hurrow
Hurrow
7 September 2017

Ask land developer to have the location of the garage moved

Ask land developer to have the location of the garage moved

Depending on the developer and how far along the estate is you may just be able to have the crossover/driveway changed from one side to the other which sounds like it…

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Hurrow
Sep 07, 2017 3:20 pm


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