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jaylex
jaylex
22 May

Anyone building/built with Pantha Homes ?

Anyone building/built with Pantha Homes ?
QLD

Hi All. New to this great forum. I've searched the posts re a family owned builder called Pantha and I could only find one post. After looking for a builder for…

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jaylex
May 22, 2017 11:41 am

45-49 Foxall Road, Kellyville (Rose estate)

45-49 Foxall Road, Kellyville (Rose estate)
NSW

Anyone here with land on the Rose bowl Circuit ? We could use this forum to keep each other updated - Have you had any updates on the registration? - Have you been able to…

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whichbuilder
May 22, 2017 2:09 am
Kathls
Kathls
22 May

Carlisle Homes - Claremont 35

Carlisle Homes - Claremont 35
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hey, just joined this forum. We are building a montpellier in glenrose boulevarde... few streets away from circa. Work at our site is going in full force. Slab was poured…

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Kathls
May 22, 2017 1:32 am

Electrical circuits for new build

Electrical circuits for new build
QLD

I'd say all of the usual circuits (lighting, socket outlets, cooking appliances etc) are all included in the price. Any extra dedicated circuits (like for a pool, air…

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1960sModernistHome
May 21, 2017 11:46 pm
1960sModernistHome

We have signed contracts with mentioned companies to build our first home. Interested in reviews- thanks 😊

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lana22
May 21, 2017 10:59 pm

Newenham, Mount Barker

Newenham, Mount Barker
SA

Excellent, we are lot 76. Just signed with our builder on Friday. Very excited!

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Tomcat1983
May 21, 2017 10:39 pm
Sammy74
Sammy74
21 May

My New House

My New House
VIC
1, 2, 3

No start date yet.

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Sammy74
May 21, 2017 7:39 pm
Sammy74

Carlisle Homes - Appointing independent building surveyor

Carlisle Homes - Appointing independent building surveyor
VIC

Hi All, I highly recommend NOT signing any tender or contracts with CH at the moment. They are accepting far more jobs than they can find workers or suppliers to complete…

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mil48-2015
May 21, 2017 1:06 am
mil48-2015
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
20 May

Rainwater location (new build)

Rainwater location (new build)
NSW

That tank's overflow has no mitigation, I hope that you are not harvesting too large a roof area.

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SaveH2O
May 20, 2017 6:19 pm
SaveH2O
GregJ
GregJ
20 May

Anyone building with Bellriver homes in Edmondson park?

Anyone building with Bellriver homes in Edmondson park?
NSW

Hi, I'm thinking of building with Bellriver and wanted to know a little about them. The fixed price and hidden expenses?

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GregJ
May 20, 2017 1:59 pm
Oninon
Oninon
19 May

Glendale Rumpus - Theatre

Glendale Rumpus - Theatre
VIC

Thanks nabeelc for your view.

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Oninon
May 19, 2017 9:16 pm

Hi All, Thought I would start a thread for our build. We are building the Monterey 20, due to our narrow block dimensions. Timeline To Date: - May 2016: Prelim quote…

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Han + Az13
May 19, 2017 7:37 pm
Han + Az13
jane11
jane11
19 May

Render Colour - Help!

Render Colour - Help!

Thanks for the suggestion bank. I thought Dune was close too but I managed to find out the actual colour on the Display, it's Dulux 'Mangaweka'. Did not expect it at all…

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jane11
May 19, 2017 5:43 pm
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g33kerb0t
May 19, 2017 10:16 am
g33kerb0t

Glendale 38(Gold Coast)

Glendale 38(Gold Coast)
QLD

Hello Friends, I am going for contract signing soon.:roll: Please feel free to advice things to be careful of and any smart negotiation tricks. Thanks in advance 8)

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santosh22us
May 18, 2017 11:25 pm
Sparkie
Sparkie
18 May

Has anyone prepared Lanscaping plan for Hills Shire?

Has anyone prepared Lanscaping plan for Hills Shire?
NSW

Yeah I wish we had as well. Trying to find a practical example now. Wish me luck. Thanks

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Sparkie
May 18, 2017 10:56 pm

Hi Guys Does anyone know if Sydney Water raise easement drains say in a backyard. Need to raise it 600mm

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tapsk
May 18, 2017 7:20 pm
gummz
gummz
18 May

First Build - GJ Gardner - Modified StillWater

First Build - GJ Gardner - Modified StillWater
NSW
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Hey ads, Thanks for the feedback. Good to hear things are well :)

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gummz
May 18, 2017 11:36 am
marshi
marshi
18 May

Is anyone building a jgking belva??

Is anyone building a jgking belva??
VIC

We are looking to build this house but there are no displays at it is a fairly new plan apparently? Anyone have one/building one?

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marshi
May 18, 2017 10:15 am

Almost sounds like our house build. 24.5m wide. However no guest with ensuite. We added an extra double garage to give the width.

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MissLucky
May 16, 2017 11:38 pm
dreamh0me
dreamh0me
16 May

Eden Brae – Advantage Series "standard" ranges?

Eden Brae – Advantage Series "standard" ranges?
NSW

Ausgrid was cheaper than Sydney Tiger tails but the they reduced the price. They were $25 more than Ausgrid but they have been relaiable and still waiting to hear back fro…

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dreamh0me
May 16, 2017 11:34 pm
dreamh0me
jasmunder
jasmunder
16 May

Construction Cost for two units

Construction Cost for two units
VIC

Hi, Cost does seem to be little high. Recently, I did couple of quotes of townhouses near Hopper Crossing (26-27 square). 3 bedroom-2 bathroom and 1 garage and cost was…

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jasmunder
May 16, 2017 10:15 pm
awells
awells
16 May

House plan with theatre/lounge at front

House plan with theatre/lounge at front
WA

Hello I'm looking for floor plan ideas where the lounge/theatre is at the front of the house before the master bedroom. I'm currently in home group WA's grand retreat…

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awells
May 16, 2017 9:35 pm

Porter Davis

Porter Davis
VIC

Thanks for that pieman, so closer than I had thought if they do it in the 38 weeks!

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sian.wickham
May 16, 2017 9:16 pm
sian.wickham
Zakasu
Zakasu
16 May

First time building Colorado 37 Henley

First time building Colorado 37 Henley

Thanks Miss Lucky, it looks like a great plan. Unfortunately there aren't any being built at the moment, because that was something else I thought…

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Zakasu
May 16, 2017 12:01 pm
sunrays
sunrays
15 May

Fairhaven or Boutique

Fairhaven or Boutique
VIC

We built with Fairhaven homes last year and have been happy overall, admin can be a bit slow but overall prices are great and you get overall a good outcome. I will not…

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sunrays
May 15, 2017 10:32 pm

Building with fowler homes

Building with fowler homes
NSW
1, 2

Hi All! We have finally settled our land and now comes the long wait for DA approval before we can get our slab down! Does anyone have any new pictures or updates to…

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Portofino38
May 15, 2017 6:10 pm
Kaya
Kaya
15 May

Oracle Platinum Homes- Ascot 24

Oracle Platinum Homes- Ascot 24
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Wow all these familiar hopeless names I'm hearing this company is a complete joke screwing with people's lives they were recommended to me and unfortunately now I wouldn't…

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Kaya
May 15, 2017 6:03 pm
bashworth
bashworth
15 May

N-W vs S-E orientation of house/ backyard

N-W vs S-E orientation of house/ backyard
NSW

Great advice from algernon. For some general advice there is a post about orientation on my blog : http://anewhouse.com.au/2012/02/block-orientation/

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bashworth
May 15, 2017 3:37 pm
bashworth
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paraga
May 15, 2017 10:39 am
ddarroch
ddarroch
14 May

Newbie looking for help with new home

Newbie looking for help with new home
VIC

This government website offers tonnes & tonnes of advice on how to build a comfortable, energy efficient home. http://www.yourhome.gov.au/passive-design Briefly, face…

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ddarroch
May 14, 2017 11:46 pm

Porter davis Marbella 38 supply own applainces ?

Porter davis Marbella 38 supply own applainces ?
VIC

Do you mean did PD give us a rebate? They did, but it's not a huge amount.

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AnnPerkins
May 14, 2017 10:50 pm
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RhondaMc
May 14, 2017 8:18 pm
sunrays
sunrays
14 May

Building with Carlisle/ Base price increase

Building with Carlisle/ Base price increase
VIC

post it on social media maybe their facebook page and you should get noticed

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sunrays
May 14, 2017 4:01 pm
faykis
faykis
13 May

What can be build on padmount substation easement of 60/60/6

What can be build on padmount substation easement of 60/60/6
NSW

Hi, what building straucture can one build on the second easement of 60/60/60 firerating 2.05m meters from padmount substation? If we want to place garage within that…

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faykis
May 13, 2017 11:43 pm
faykis
tungfai
tungfai
13 May

Metricon Peninsula facade

Metricon Peninsula facade
VIC

Yes you can, just a matter of price.

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tungfai
May 13, 2017 1:17 am
Lorri
Lorri
12 May

What does "site access" mean?

What does "site access" mean?
TAS

Thanks, none of this was explained to us, it all started when they realised the place they thought was the pad was not the place the house was in the site plans, so it…

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Lorri
May 12, 2017 9:59 am
Lorri
spaceboi
spaceboi
12 May

Coral Homes - Casuarina 32

Coral Homes - Casuarina 32
QLD
1, 2, 3

the quote i was given about downlights made it seem like it was only $45 for a 15w flouro downlight with installation... , BUT that is charged if there is an EXISTING…

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spaceboi
May 12, 2017 8:59 am
spaceboi
bashworth
bashworth
11 May

Additional piering

Additional piering
NSW

As the porch seems like it might be part of your slab you will probably still need the foundation down to the appropriate depth. It's not just to protect the sewer, its…

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bashworth
May 11, 2017 11:33 pm
bashworth
vivmak
vivmak
11 May

KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

KDR with Sekisui House: post handover
NSW
1 ... 121, 122, 123

Hello people iam back on now, I had replaced mobile and never installed tapatalk until this week. That is stunning. I am building one on my own with all sorts of dramas…

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vivmak
May 11, 2017 2:52 pm

Edgewater Homes (Henley\Plantation)

Edgewater Homes (Henley\Plantation)
NSW

We had them built our home in Edmondson Park. The customer service and the construction manager are reliable and fast. So far we don't have any major issue with the house.

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ailensnelp
May 11, 2017 10:12 am

I think the brick laying process is complete now, so now you should concentrate on plastering. Konnstruct team provides top quality Plastering and Painting service at…

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bashworth
May 10, 2017 11:20 pm
bashworth
algernon
algernon
10 May

Building inspector(s) in the ACT?

Building inspector(s) in the ACT?
ACT

Does anyone have any recommendations (or otherwise) or experience with any new home construction building inspectors in Canberra? Looking for multiple stage inspections,…

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algernon
May 10, 2017 10:16 pm
algernon
algernon
10 May

Custom/special conditions in building contracts?

Custom/special conditions in building contracts?
ACT

I've got a copy of the ACT MBA standard contract, which is used by our currently preferred builder (a custom builder). This is the first time that I've built, but as…

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algernon
May 10, 2017 10:13 pm
Gravy
Gravy
10 May

Laminate vs Tiles, pros and cons

Laminate vs Tiles, pros and cons
NSW

In our build we're using tiles downstairs and laminate upstairs. I would of ideally used laminate downstairs as well but I am an avid fishkeeper and if something goes…

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Gravy
May 10, 2017 8:10 pm
Gravy
Mrsxtro01
Mrsxtro01
10 May

Prestart allowance

Prestart allowance

A prestart allowance is a specified amount you write into your contract that is for you to spend at prestart on upgrades. It is included in your contracted quote so your…

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Mrsxtro01
May 10, 2017 5:36 pm

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