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Classic33
Classic33
29 September 2017

12.5 wide lot with 'Zero Lot Boundary'. How much I can use?

12.5 wide lot with 'Zero Lot Boundary'. How much I can use?
NSW

Also, please advise on the depth for 312.5 sq. m plots. 12.5m x 25m So, the total allowable built area would be 11.3m width x 17.5m depth. Please advise. Which 25 -…

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Classic33
Sep 29, 2017 12:21 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
29 September 2017

Trenches exposed for over 2 weeks

Trenches exposed for over 2 weeks

Lovisa Ok, that's one less thing to think about... I do highly recommend you have the footings and slab inspected by your own engineer several days before the concrete…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 29, 2017 9:16 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Bergman58
Bergman58
28 September 2017

Fairhaven homes

Fairhaven homes
VIC

Hi Lyndal, Firstly let me say im not a builder at all and have no history in the building industry. However i believe the cost are to secure the site and give the builders…

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397
Bergman58
Sep 28, 2017 8:50 pm
Bergman58
Kak85
Kak85
28 September 2017

Granvue Builders

Granvue Builders
VIC

Hi OCD_Jes, Thanks for the info! How is your build going? I have been to nearly all of the Granvue display homes and I have some concerns about the way the windows have…

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Kak85
Sep 28, 2017 5:54 pm
Kak85
jdreamer
jdreamer
28 September 2017

Our Custom Home by SJD Homes

Our Custom Home by SJD Homes
VIC

It is a custom build as they don’t have one that suits my block for my tiny block of land. I was thinking of getting them to do it but they quoted us $4.5-5k to do it.…

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jdreamer
Sep 28, 2017 5:36 pm
ERIC Y
ERIC Y
28 September 2017

Building Caesar (Molto collection) with Plantation Homes

Building Caesar (Molto collection) with Plantation Homes
QLD

Hi, I'm building with plantation homes as well , my plan is Seville , really similar plan. Couldn't find caesar plan in plantation home, but i can find it in google.

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ERIC Y
Sep 28, 2017 9:33 am
jessicagauci
jessicagauci
28 September 2017

Highly Reactive Soil - Movement & Cracking

Highly Reactive Soil - Movement & Cracking

Ok thank you for your advice! Fingers crossed not much more movement occurs and that it was just the initial settling. It's just upsetting to see it happen in our…

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jessicagauci
Sep 28, 2017 7:38 am
mlionel20
mlionel20
27 September 2017

Electric sliding gate / front fence in Melbourne

Electric sliding gate / front fence in Melbourne
VIC

Hi all, Any recommendations for a fence builder for an metal steel electric sliding gate + front fence in South East Melbourne? I am looking at a cantilever fence ideally.…

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mlionel20
Sep 27, 2017 9:57 pm
RossH
RossH
27 September 2017

Perth Water

Perth Water
WA
1, 2

Hi, You didn't say which model Fleck softener you purchased... Can you now give an opinion on how it is working and any problems experienced? You can reply direct to me…

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RossH
Sep 27, 2017 8:39 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
27 September 2017

Cost issues - advice please

Cost issues - advice please
NSW
1, 2

Not unless it's a cost plus contract and it's been agreed upon Even then,I've seen some ridiculous invoices produced by Subcontractors & Builders The best you can do is…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 27, 2017 8:36 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
fingerz
fingerz
27 September 2017

Metricon sentosa

Metricon sentosa
VIC

Any updates?

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fingerz
Sep 27, 2017 5:31 pm
Classic33
Classic33
27 September 2017

single storey designs for 312.5 sq m plot in Elara

single storey designs for 312.5 sq m plot in Elara
NSW

hello, I have bought a 312.5sq m land at Elara. (12.5m x 25m) Planning to build a single storey homes,…

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Classic33
Sep 27, 2017 4:51 pm
Hailsm
Hailsm
27 September 2017

Once Civil works complete, how long til registration???

Once Civil works complete, how long til registration???
NSW

Haha that's ok, I use an app called tapatalk, it makes it a little easier to upload pics and reply Oh ok well I know the civil works at coast central have so far…

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Hailsm
Sep 27, 2017 3:41 pm
Hailsm
ScottyG
ScottyG
27 September 2017

Metro Property Developments - Adelaide

Metro Property Developments - Adelaide
SA

Hi guys, I am looking at signing a contract with MPD very soon, everything seems to be awesome. The dudes from their nominated finance department (external) are awesome,…

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234
ScottyG
Sep 27, 2017 2:05 pm
Hannaho
Hannaho
27 September 2017

Our First Home Build with Commodore Homes in Seville Grove!

Our First Home Build with Commodore Homes in Seville Grove!
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hey, I have just started my process with Commodore Homes and have the same design. I too am wanting to change the layout to a front Theater and larger window at the…

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Hannaho
Sep 27, 2017 11:43 am
building-expert
building-expert
26 September 2017

Pro Building Advice

Pro Building Advice

You are a latecomer to this, I have been doing exactly that for over a decade. Regardless you should post your qualifications and credentials if you want to be taken seriously.

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building-expert
Sep 26, 2017 10:52 pm
building-expert
LittleGreenTarneit
LittleGreenTarneit
26 September 2017

Anyone building with "Home buyer centre"

Anyone building with "Home buyer centre"
VIC

We are building with Homebuyers Centre Victoria and they are fast - with asking for progress payments. Our inspector found a total of more than 50 pages of defects in…

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LittleGreenTarneit
Sep 26, 2017 9:40 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
26 September 2017

Colour Selection where to start

Colour Selection where to start
NSW

I started with flooring. I knew my tiles were going to have a big impact on my overall look..

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550
aloenyx
Sep 26, 2017 9:16 pm
aloenyx
asheeshjoshi
asheeshjoshi
26 September 2017

What are the site costs and council charges in Wantirna Rise

What are the site costs and council charges in Wantirna Rise
VIC

I have recently bought a 430m2 land in Wantirna Rise. Currently I am shopping around for builders. I was wondering if there are any members on this forum who have bought…

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asheeshjoshi
Sep 26, 2017 6:50 pm
JB1
JB1
26 September 2017

Cost of Documentation - Advice Please

Cost of Documentation - Advice Please
NSW

I think it's a reasonable price. Most architects charge for Sketch Design – Floor Plans and Elevations and submission to councils. Then you have working drawings,…

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JB1
Sep 26, 2017 4:36 pm
Ben+Lindsay
Ben+Lindsay
26 September 2017

Building a Noosa 26 with Coral Homes

Building a Noosa 26 with Coral Homes
NSW
1 ... 32, 33, 34

They are called ‘shark nose’ finger pull profile. They cost $798 for all underbench cupboard doors and drawers. They are only available on polyurethane doors - which…

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Ben+Lindsay
Sep 26, 2017 9:02 am
Ben+Lindsay
premiumglass
premiumglass
25 September 2017

Glass pool fencing perth

Glass pool fencing perth
WA

HI mate, I'm proud to introduce Premium glass pool fencing, a new company in glass pool fencing and glass balustrade. We have more than 15 years of experience in glass…

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premiumglass
Sep 25, 2017 11:23 pm
premiumglass
JayaJaya
JayaJaya
25 September 2017

Brick, colorbond, window frame help

Brick, colorbond, window frame help

Have you thought of pairing Jasper roof with Dune fascias, gutters and window frames, and having the terrain as a statement on the garage? Dune would probably go better…

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397
JayaJaya
Sep 25, 2017 8:11 pm
JayaJaya
k.goldington
k.goldington
25 September 2017

Williams Designer Homes build, West Wallsend NSW - Moved In

Williams Designer Homes build, West Wallsend NSW - Moved In
NSW
1 ... 31, 32, 33

I have been searching for an ottoman since we moved in, couldn't find one quite right. This one is pretty close to the colour of our lounge but I thought it was going to…

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k.goldington
Sep 25, 2017 9:20 am
k.goldington
Rockgod70
Rockgod70
25 September 2017

KDR Solar System - Sell or keep

KDR Solar System - Sell or keep

Hello, We are in the process of clearing out the house ready for demo. One of the things I've been trying to find is whether it is worth keeping the existing Solar…

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Rockgod70
Sep 25, 2017 7:55 am
Rockgod70
Poseidon
Poseidon
25 September 2017

Soakwells Perth

Soakwells Perth
WA

if you are looking for quality soakwells in WA i really do reccomend theses guys:

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Poseidon
Sep 25, 2017 4:46 am
bripri
bripri
24 September 2017

Choosing builder - New Edge homes

Choosing builder - New Edge homes
NSW

Hi All, Anyone s built house before with New Edge homes (New edge homes are a part of Masterton Group)? How are they as a builder?

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bripri
Sep 24, 2017 10:28 pm
DanTheUpholsterer
DanTheUpholsterer
24 September 2017

KDR with Fairmont Homes

KDR with Fairmont Homes
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Very nice What colour have you used on the walls ? Did you make your entry way narrower ? Our design we have 2 full size doors... is that front door a double wide door…

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DanTheUpholsterer
Sep 24, 2017 9:52 pm
9528
9528
24 September 2017

Cost to repair crossover

Cost to repair crossover
VIC

Hi Ezza, we're in the same boat. If you're going to have driveway done by some third party, rather than your builder, do it together with the driveway.

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9528
Sep 24, 2017 6:19 pm
Hailsm
Hailsm
24 September 2017

Brick Laying

Brick Laying

Ah ok makes sense. I just had a look at your blog, you house looks lovely, can't wait until we are up to that stage

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Hailsm
Sep 24, 2017 2:31 pm
Hailsm
MayaK
MayaK
24 September 2017

Regent Homes Adelaide

Regent Homes Adelaide
SA

We recently built with them completed in end July 2016 (Henley Beach South) and have been living in the new house just a little over a year now. Our house is currently…

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MayaK
Sep 24, 2017 1:53 pm
Anathyst
Anathyst
24 September 2017

Newbie

Newbie
VIC

Hi all, we recently purchased our H&L package in the Elements estate in Truganina. Was wondering, is it a requirement to choose the colors as per the theme provided for…

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Anathyst
Sep 24, 2017 1:31 pm
Lets_Do_This
Lets_Do_This
23 September 2017

Carlisle homes- near completion

Carlisle homes- near completion
VIC

Hey Hutchie, It has been some time since you posted this. Hopefully all issues by now have been resolved. We are also thinking to go with CH. How do you rate there…

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548
Lets_Do_This
Sep 23, 2017 10:37 pm
WifeofHunza
WifeofHunza
23 September 2017

Housing the Tribe, Gold Coast

Housing the Tribe, Gold Coast
QLD
1 ... 200, 201, 202

jumping across to follow..... yippppeeee

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WifeofHunza
Sep 23, 2017 6:54 am
WifeofHunza
PVBuild
PVBuild
22 September 2017

Home plan needed...

Home plan needed...

Ours has about 1.8m, and is a standard split level. We'd have rather built on bearer and joists; but was going to work out too expensive. I don't actually mind our site…

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535
PVBuild
Sep 22, 2017 10:15 pm
MandM+4
MandM+4
22 September 2017

Glendale 41 in Sydney - Marsden Park

Glendale 41 in Sydney - Marsden Park
NSW

I'm not sure about sharing photos as they aren't mine to share, sorry. They are happy with their build though, just a few minor defects and was built on time. They're in…

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MandM+4
Sep 22, 2017 7:51 pm
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rdd
Sep 22, 2017 4:34 pm
DamNita
DamNita
22 September 2017

Let's do it all again

Let's do it all again
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Loving your build and can't wait for more photos!

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DamNita
Sep 22, 2017 2:50 pm
DamNita
Afrooz
Afrooz
22 September 2017

Porter Davis : Bermuda 23

Porter Davis : Bermuda 23
VIC
1, 2, 3

Have you settled down in the new house? Is everything fine with it? Can you take some pics of the final product? I really wonder if they do the job the same they have…

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Afrooz
Sep 22, 2017 10:38 am
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Waldorf_Grange_Build
22 September 2017

Inspections

Inspections
VIC

You are further along in your build but we’ve used Darbecca for each stage of our build so far and sometimes the defects are rectified within days and other times it…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Sep 22, 2017 2:55 am
Waldorf_Grange_Build
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ruraldoc
Sep 22, 2017 12:19 am
ruraldoc
Joelleg6
Joelleg6
21 September 2017

custom adenbrook home north coast NSW moving in

custom adenbrook home north coast NSW moving in
NSW
1 ... 55, 56, 57

How's your experience been with Apollo Blinds? I'm considering purchasing Red Cedar plantation shutters from them.

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Joelleg6
Sep 21, 2017 8:24 pm
Joelleg6
inexp_user
inexp_user
21 September 2017

Do you have a choice of what payment schedule to use?

Do you have a choice of what payment schedule to use?
VIC

Thank you for the replies, they have agreed to add a pcv with HIA schedule.

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inexp_user
Sep 21, 2017 3:19 pm
inexp_user
NehaM
NehaM
21 September 2017

Turnkey Builders Melbourne - Werribee

Turnkey Builders Melbourne - Werribee
VIC

Hi Drekko, Can you please give me some feedback on Bulekey Properties? Their price so far has come out too good to be true but we are very sceptical as we cannot find any…

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NehaM
Sep 21, 2017 1:26 pm

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