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zac101
zac101
13 April

Building With CL - Baldivis

Building With CL - Baldivis
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi it's been a while since your last update. Please keep us posted. Thanks.

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zac101
Apr 13, 2017 6:44 pm
CC1987
CC1987
13 April

Choiceliving WA

Choiceliving WA
WA

As an ex trade of the company I can tell you the reason for your delays is because they are not paying trades or supplies. It has nothing to do with pouring heaps of…

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CC1987
Apr 13, 2017 6:13 pm
Charley
Charley
13 April

Our Build - Burbank - Crimson 1700 in Trillium, Mickleham

Our Build - Burbank - Crimson 1700 in Trillium, Mickleham
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Yes that was our thoughts too trying to keep things low maintenance. We prefer look of timber so we went with timber look tiles.

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Charley
Apr 13, 2017 5:00 pm
Kidlat
Kidlat
13 April

Orbit Homes "$40k Upgrade Promotions"

Orbit Homes "$40k Upgrade Promotions"

Hi, Has anyone here talked to Orbit Homes regarding their "$40k Upgrade Promotions for Signature Living range"? Just found out that it's not actually something that you…

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Kidlat
Apr 13, 2017 4:53 pm
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faykis
Apr 13, 2017 9:11 am
faykis
charlibear
charlibear
13 April

GJ Gardner - modified Peninsula 255sqm

GJ Gardner - modified Peninsula 255sqm
QLD
1 ... 39, 40, 41

Hey towns, just checking in seeing how everything is? Hope all is well in your neck of the woods GJ Gardner Modified Coolum 277

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charlibear
Apr 13, 2017 8:05 am
charlibear
scrapbizz
scrapbizz
13 April

ANYONE with Redink in Perth?

ANYONE with Redink in Perth?
WA

Hi Dave, we are just commencing earthworks,, if you can PM me with your fees and specs - we actually want to have each major stage checked not just the end. Thanks R.

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scrapbizz
Apr 13, 2017 2:44 am
scrapbizz
Rnepal
Rnepal
12 April

Nepean Village Stage 1 Spring Farm

Nepean Village Stage 1 Spring Farm
NSW

Hello, Anyone building at Nepean Village Stage 1 Spring Farm Awaiting for land release to start....

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Rnepal
Apr 12, 2017 9:35 pm
AllisWell
AllisWell
12 April

Who is building with Allworth Homes Capri Priceleader range

Who is building with Allworth Homes Capri Priceleader range
NSW

Hi All, Is there any one who is building with Allworth Homes Capri Priceleader range?

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AllisWell
Apr 12, 2017 12:50 pm
Phoenix
Phoenix
12 April

Seeking Advice: Timber Floor and Carpet After Hand-Over

Seeking Advice: Timber Floor and Carpet After Hand-Over
VIC

Right! I guess there will be more issues that will come up as we go along our building :-) As long as we end up with our dream house, I'm happy! Cheers!

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Phoenix
Apr 12, 2017 9:11 am
Phoenix
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
11 April

Need expert advice - new house drain pipe issue

Need expert advice - new house drain pipe issue
NSW

For a single dwelling, if the stormwater pipe is not subject to vehicular loading and there is no paving, the pipe must be buried a minimum (from the finished surface at…

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SaveH2O
Apr 12, 2017 12:32 am
SaveH2O
Lorri
Lorri
11 April

Working drawing in contract.

Working drawing in contract.
TAS

We have not got those drawings, might have to ask the builders for a copy.

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Lorri
Apr 11, 2017 11:37 pm
Lorri
Megsun
Megsun
11 April

Elara

Elara
NSW

No... Advantage series

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Megsun
Apr 11, 2017 6:39 pm
SLAC
SLAC
11 April

Jordan Springs [NEW]

Jordan Springs [NEW]
NSW
1 ... 63, 64, 65

curious if anyone went CDC with BAL40 or APZ on there land title - have had mixed feedback on this so I am keen to hear from people that have had first hand experience

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SLAC
Apr 11, 2017 5:56 pm
SLAC
SLAC
11 April

Underground Rainwater Tanks

Underground Rainwater Tanks
NSW

slime line tanks = $8k +/- $100. generally includes pump/control system. pro - easy to install, cheap to buy tank, base can be included in slab…

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SLAC
Apr 11, 2017 5:34 pm
lys245
lys245
11 April

Backyard Size

Backyard Size
VIC

Hi dazandstace Just wondering how you're backyard size has served you since you posted this? I am in the process of building and the house design my partner and I have…

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lys245
Apr 11, 2017 3:37 pm
algernon
algernon
10 April

Final House Inspection

Final House Inspection
NSW

Yes, that too - especially since you're new at this. Having an experienced professional on your side is invaluable.

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algernon
Apr 10, 2017 10:45 pm
dannyd1
dannyd1
10 April

First Home Build - Carlisle Homes - Matisse 33 - Clyde Vic.

First Home Build - Carlisle Homes - Matisse 33 - Clyde Vic.
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Stainless, We are potentially looking at the Matisse 33 Retreat to build and wondered how your build went and what you thought of Carlisle? Thanks! Danny

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dannyd1
Apr 10, 2017 10:05 pm
Parabatzis
Parabatzis
10 April

Carlisle, Henley or Boutique

Carlisle, Henley or Boutique
VIC

No worries the quality you get is next to none. And compare the inclusions to the other builders you'll see the difference

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Parabatzis
Apr 10, 2017 9:55 pm

Slab

Slab
VIC

post a photo of your site plan and a photo of front side and rear of your house

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building-expert
Apr 10, 2017 6:25 pm
building-expert
KushD
KushD
10 April

Building with Porter Davis

Building with Porter Davis
VIC

Confired with WoS. At the tender we'll finalize all structural issues and PD will charge 1500/= if we do any structural changes after that. Then comes the colour…

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KushD
Apr 10, 2017 12:09 pm

Outdoor shower

Outdoor shower
WA

Thank you, I will bring it up up at the meeting.

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Madora Dreamer
Apr 09, 2017 11:49 pm
Madora Dreamer
Spotme
Spotme
9 April

Austral bricks

Austral bricks

I was going to say either silver or praline.. They were in my shortlist, so I remember them :)

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Spotme
Apr 09, 2017 9:14 pm
Mtfranklin
Mtfranklin
8 April

Double Storey Suggestions

Double Storey Suggestions
NSW

Thanks, but the parkhill 34 floor space ratio for the first floor is over 40% of the land area. I have been able to find another design from Mojo homes called Enigma 34…

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Mtfranklin
Apr 08, 2017 7:17 pm
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sajidmib
Apr 08, 2017 6:23 pm
sajidmib
Phoenix
Phoenix
8 April

PORTER DAVIS STAIRS HELP

PORTER DAVIS STAIRS HELP
VIC

Our Traditional Stair Option 2 cost 5,321 plus we requested for feng shui winder and bottom handrail upgrade $1,273, total of $6,594. I suggest you speak with your sales…

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Phoenix
Apr 08, 2017 5:18 pm
Phoenix

Frustration with Carlisle Homes

Frustration with Carlisle Homes

@Siteri you have every right to feel disappointed A single storey House shouldn't take 12+ months to build? Shifting the blame to shortage of Trades is poor form,the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 08, 2017 10:56 am
StructuralBIMGuy
jr15
jr15
8 April

My build - colour selections update

My build - colour selections update
QLD

Officially started yesterday afternoon digging the footings! So exciting.

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jr15
Apr 08, 2017 9:50 am
alyise_
alyise_
7 April

Oakworth homes - anyone building with them?

Oakworth homes - anyone building with them?
NSW

Hi there Currently building with them now. Halfway through the construction. Their tender was pretty accurate when you take away a few price increases due to late land…

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alyise_
Apr 07, 2017 5:17 pm
reps
reps
7 April

very minimal design guidelines

very minimal design guidelines
VIC

Just an update. The developer's agent replied (and surprisingly quick as well) saying that "There is no design guidelines . Just normal council…

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reps
Apr 07, 2017 12:52 pm
pseidus
pseidus
6 April

Henley - North-east Melb site supervisors

Henley - North-east Melb site supervisors
VIC

*Bump* I'm also looking to build with Henley in the north east and would be good to know this information, as well as the craftsmanship of subcontractors in the area.

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pseidus
Apr 06, 2017 1:16 pm
naziac
naziac
6 April

Building with PD Homes, Recommendations?

Building with PD Homes, Recommendations?
VIC
1, 2

We have site start booked in a week and its been a total of 5 months of delay which we've been told isn't so bad. We went through PD and Carlisle all the way to Tender and…

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naziac
Apr 06, 2017 1:25 am

Paid extra for concrete piering

Paid extra for concrete piering

Hi we paid extra for concrete piering they said our sewage pipes were to close the house we paid about $6,500

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Country house
Apr 05, 2017 8:59 pm
GLO
GLO
5 April

What did you do yourself after handover to save money?

What did you do yourself after handover to save money?
WA

Very good point! Might best to review this and re phrase the question: What are the 'MUST LEAVE FOR THE BUILDER TO DO ' things to be covered by the builders warranty?

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GLO
Apr 05, 2017 8:07 pm
Caramel
Caramel
5 April

Sandstock Bricks

Sandstock Bricks

Hi, My husband and I are wanting to build our house with PGH sandstock bricks. We are finding it really difficult to find houses close to us to look at. If anyone has…

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Caramel
Apr 05, 2017 3:03 pm

Solar Panel Quotes - Melbourne

Solar Panel Quotes - Melbourne
VIC

Hi all, I've received a quote yesterday and the following are the 3 quotes details. This is in Melbourne, no shading on premise and double storey dwelling. Posting this…

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cesarspalace
Apr 05, 2017 11:00 am
kaycee
kaycee
5 April

Grantham Estate, Riverstone

Grantham Estate, Riverstone
NSW
1 ... 38, 39, 40

1. Kwigan 2. Dryden 3. McDonnell "Residents will have about 28 days to have their say once the list of names go on public exhibition at a date yet to be determined."

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kaycee
Apr 05, 2017 6:22 am
dee13
dee13
5 April

P & L HGWA Build - SOR

P & L HGWA Build - SOR
WA
1, 2

Hi Smurf, love your kitchen I was just wondering, do you guys have a join in your kitchen stone? & if so, where did your cabinet makers put it?

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dee13
Apr 05, 2017 1:05 am

Hallmark Homes

Hallmark Homes
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Not sure if anyone looks at this thread anymore - but I need some help from other Hallmark builders! Can anyone tell me what you were charged for pot drawers, micro…

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Bridgetwitch
Apr 04, 2017 1:01 pm
Bridgetwitch
Emmz70
Emmz70
3 April

Deleray Clyde North Villawood

Deleray Clyde North Villawood
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Always an anxious time lol. I was very worried about my facade but I'm satisfied now and I still have flooring and tiles to go and I'm still super super nervous lol…

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Emmz70
Apr 03, 2017 11:01 pm
arcachon
arcachon
3 April

No variations in building contract

No variations in building contract

I have never heard of a No Variation Contract so not qualified to comment on it. I don't see how it would benefit either the customer or the builder. Variations occur in…

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arcachon
Apr 03, 2017 10:34 pm
Ezza78
Ezza78
3 April

Arden Homes Custom Mercer - Melbourne

Arden Homes Custom Mercer - Melbourne
VIC

Thinking of switching builders to Arden Bespoke, after getting to almost contract stage. We're you happy with your house? Any advice?

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Ezza78
Apr 03, 2017 9:23 pm

Front fence brickwork in build contract?

Front fence brickwork in build contract?
WA

Hi Riverside Trades rates have dropped in perth, shop around, do it yourself and save

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 03, 2017 9:08 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Kidlat
Kidlat
3 April

Site Costs

Site Costs

Yes all fixed, except for the BAL I think, as explained by SC if by building start the BAL requirement is lifted they will credit it back.. Will still build, just need to…

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Kidlat
Apr 03, 2017 5:23 pm
pj87
pj87
3 April

Fencing Contractor Recommendation

Fencing Contractor Recommendation
VIC

Hi all I'm looking for recommendations for fencing contractors in the Southern Suburbs of Melbourne, Officer, Berwick etc... Thanks :)

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pj87
Apr 03, 2017 10:06 am
JayaJaya
JayaJaya
2 April

Need help with Kitchen Design!!!

Need help with Kitchen Design!!!
QLD

What did you end up doing? Greys and silvers are both industrial and coastal, Pale grey cupboards, and white-ish bench tops are a good place to start. There are some…

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JayaJaya
Apr 02, 2017 5:05 pm
JayaJaya
quiggs
quiggs
2 April

Henley Palace Q1

Henley Palace Q1
VIC

Sorry there kkphilly93, We have pretty much been in the land developers holding pattern of having titles constantly pushed back, they are now projecting Q4 2017 which says…

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quiggs
Apr 02, 2017 10:47 am

Finally got the lawn done before the rain! LANDSCAPING IS OVER! Time for me to pack up shop! Enjoy the pics.... I wish everyone luck with their builds. There will be good…

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BL35ED
Apr 02, 2017 10:23 am
Tribe7
Tribe7
2 April

Hotondo Homes Tasmania - Hobart Build

Hotondo Homes Tasmania - Hobart Build
TAS

Hello Nellmaree, Which home have you decided to build through hotondo?? Do you have any pics of your floor plan or colour selections, we all love having a look. I'm…

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Tribe7
Apr 02, 2017 10:09 am
Tribe7


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