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Home - Shipping container home or normal house?

Home - Shipping container home or normal house?
NSW

A friend of mine just finished an elaborate multi-level container home in the Gold Coast hinterland. Looks fabulous!

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 29, 2017 9:47 pm
1960sModernistHome

Building with Valeco Homes

Building with Valeco Homes
QLD

Hi. I did end up building with valeco. About 2 weeks from moving in. We had a few problems with our build but it happens with every build its hard to be patient but it…

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roosterman1984
Apr 29, 2017 6:59 pm
Gravy
Gravy
29 April

What builders have fixed price site costs?

What builders have fixed price site costs?
NSW

They ended up about a grand cheaper than us, identical blocks and theirs has a slightly bigger fall from front to back. We had a nice big vein of rock running diagonal…

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Gravy
Apr 29, 2017 6:34 pm
Gravy
tdk14
tdk14
29 April

Impressions Build @ Ocean Road Estate

Impressions Build @ Ocean Road Estate
WA

How's it going harper? Love how your selections have turned out :) Are you all moved in yet?

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tdk14
Apr 29, 2017 5:47 pm
tdk14

Deposits with Clarendon Homes

Deposits with Clarendon Homes

If the land isn't registered yet, is it part of a larger new estate? If so, they'll need to arrange estate building works (building roads, installing street lights, etc)…

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Phoenix-ribber
Apr 29, 2017 4:59 pm
joamoa
joamoa
28 April

KDR With Rawson Homes - Balmoral 34 Mk1 - Majestic Facade

KDR With Rawson Homes - Balmoral 34 Mk1 - Majestic Facade
NSW
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We can only recommend our fencer but not our landscaper! Send me the fencers details please! I have called two of them And neither has responded!

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joamoa
Apr 28, 2017 11:35 pm

Roofing

Roofing

Hi friends, It is one of my greatest wish to build a house facing the beach. I was in search of a good place to build the house. Recently, I bought a property next to the…

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Christianwelch
Apr 28, 2017 10:13 pm
carzone
carzone
28 April

Building new home. Bricking looks wrong?

Building new home. Bricking looks wrong?

Some of those joints are referred to as zipper joints where the bricks are cut to allow a window, granted not the most desirable outcome aesthetically but reastically a…

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carzone
Apr 28, 2017 6:14 pm
Gravy
Gravy
28 April

Cost of Raingarden- HELP!

Cost of Raingarden- HELP!
VIC

OMG I would of had a stroke if the builder gave me a 33k variation. Would they allow you to get independent quotes from other contractors?

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Gravy
Apr 28, 2017 4:59 pm
Gravy
TashPaul
TashPaul
28 April

cloverlea retaining walls

cloverlea retaining walls
VIC

Hi, we are in Cloverlea, stage 2, but didn't have ret walls done by the estate, we have done ours ourselves. Maybe go and knock on the doors of some of the houses where…

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TashPaul
Apr 28, 2017 10:31 am
TashPaul
televisi
televisi
28 April

Gutter installer - what to look for

Gutter installer - what to look for
VIC

Thanks for this, will definitely try this :)

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televisi
Apr 28, 2017 10:23 am

Who is Building with Orion Homes

Who is Building with Orion Homes
VIC

Hi there, i am planing to go ahead with Orion homes. Please share your experience with them. Thanks

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amitchoudhary
Apr 28, 2017 9:31 am
santosh22us
santosh22us
27 April

The surrounds(Helensvale) Gold Coast

The surrounds(Helensvale) Gold Coast
QLD

Thought to start a thread for all of us building in the surrounds. Please contribute Thanks

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santosh22us
Apr 27, 2017 7:50 pm
nickcampbel
nickcampbel
27 April

Please recommend good builders NOR

Please recommend good builders NOR
WA

We have used MyHomesWA for our first home. I was referred by one of my friend whose sister use to work there. I have heard that now they offer time bound construction…

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nickcampbel
Apr 27, 2017 6:45 pm
vandy
vandy
27 April

Recommendations for Private Building inspector for PCI

Recommendations for Private Building inspector for PCI
NSW

Hi @bella Can you tell us if private inspector needs house plans variations list and electrical lan to check? Does he check every tap, power points, switches etc?

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vandy
Apr 27, 2017 4:56 pm
Scott2233
Scott2233
27 April

Sovereign by Metricon

Sovereign by Metricon
VIC
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Not really , but what can I do .........

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Scott2233
Apr 27, 2017 3:51 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
26 April

Mismatch between house plan and kitchen plan

Mismatch between house plan and kitchen plan
NSW

I have a similar issue in the kitchen. I changed a section of bench to be 1500mm long instead of 1200mm, and I asked for the kitchen window to be extended to suit.. The…

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aloenyx
Apr 26, 2017 6:58 pm
aloenyx
aaron_online
aaron_online
26 April

Oran Park - 10f 10g release - rego done - next steps..

Oran Park - 10f 10g release - rego done - next steps..
NSW
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Hi, Anyone building at mccormick/mccormcack st? I'm confused with the st name because our land contract of sale says Mc Cormick but for some odd reason the correct st…

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aaron_online
Apr 26, 2017 6:01 pm
bank
bank
26 April

Land loan & construction loan

Land loan & construction loan

In our case we put all we wanted to contribute into the land loan to keep it as small as possible and avoid LMI. Then when it came time for the construction loan we used…

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bank
Apr 26, 2017 3:53 pm
bank
vandy
vandy
26 April

Who is building with Kurrajong Homes?

Who is building with Kurrajong Homes?
NSW
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Hi Lily123456 Do they email you the extension letter or was it by post? Thanks

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vandy
Apr 26, 2017 12:59 pm
Oliver1989G
Oliver1989G
26 April

Village Square Stage 14 & 15 Edmondson Park

Village Square Stage 14 & 15 Edmondson Park
NSW
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Hi everyone, I am planning on putting concrete down the side of my house would anyone know if there are any restrictions in the area? I don't have my cert occupancy atm…

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Oliver1989G
Apr 26, 2017 10:37 am
Marshall5858
Marshall5858
26 April

Fairmont Homes CustomKDR - Handover!

Fairmont Homes CustomKDR - Handover!
SA
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Ooh that gap would give me the heebie jeebies! I'm obsessed with potential places for snakes to hide It really sucks that you're having to pay out money to find…

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Marshall5858
Apr 26, 2017 8:25 am
theshack
theshack
25 April

Reducing construction costs for custom build

Reducing construction costs for custom build
VIC

It did cross my mind briefly by my wife and I both work full time and our shack block is 90 minutes away so would make any site supervision difficult. I suspect the OB…

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theshack
Apr 25, 2017 8:31 pm
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MrsPeabody
Apr 25, 2017 5:42 pm
vandy
vandy
25 April

Sliding Door Track rebates

Sliding Door Track rebates
QLD

Hi A similar thing has happened in our build. The construction is nearing completion and we noticed that the rebates haven't been made for our 6 slider door. The floor…

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vandy
Apr 25, 2017 4:59 pm
ecnal
ecnal
25 April

Overlooking requirements

Overlooking requirements
VIC

Regulations can be found here: http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/__data/assets ... s-2006.pdf You are looking for regulation 419. As others have mentioned, the definition of a…

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ecnal
Apr 25, 2017 4:09 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
25 April

Retaining Wall Issue

Retaining Wall Issue
NSW

It's to do with adding weight to a compromised structure. It's understandable that your builder doesn't want to continue until the area is retained and supported, but…

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PVBuild
Apr 25, 2017 2:29 pm
Parabatzis
Parabatzis
25 April

8 (Eight) Homes

8 (Eight) Homes
VIC

Good to hear happy building. Would have to disagree looking at the standard inclusions is critical that's where they get you with the price people pay up to 30-40k extra…

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Parabatzis
Apr 25, 2017 1:35 pm

Building with Inspired Homes

Building with Inspired Homes
VIC

I love their modular layouts and would be keen to hear from anyone who has previously or is currently building with them?

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geminithinker
Apr 25, 2017 9:10 am
bencad
bencad
24 April

The Ponds - Lodore St Development

The Ponds - Lodore St Development
NSW

Hi.... Anyone building in the new El3ederton Homes Development in Lodore St, The ponds NSW? Would love to talk to anyone else caught up in the land registration delays?

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bencad
Apr 24, 2017 4:39 pm
Jess_Flood
Jess_Flood
24 April

Home group wa Pre start

Home group wa Pre start
WA

Hey guys sorry I've been totally MIA i hadn't quite figured out how to use this thing haha. So just an update, we had our slab go down a week before Christmas last year…

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Jess_Flood
Apr 24, 2017 2:56 pm
ggeorge
ggeorge
24 April

MetriconHomes Byron 32

MetriconHomes Byron 32
NSW

hi realise that this is a very late reply dont even know if it will reach you? but we are about to build a new house and found the one we like but Metricon 32 Byron but no…

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ggeorge
Apr 24, 2017 12:17 pm
MR.india
MR.india
24 April

Jordan Springs East Phase map

Jordan Springs East Phase map
NSW

Yeah.. We saw that in design document, requirement for facade (mix of materials) and professional landscape plan. Our builder is not doing the landscape plan, so we are…

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MR.india
Apr 24, 2017 11:12 am
Jenifermarie
Jenifermarie
23 April

Exterior of house white - thoughts?

Exterior of house white - thoughts?
NSW

We have a lot of white render on our current apartment building. Anywhere it gets lots of sun we have no problem with it. If it's south facing and permanently shadowed…

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Jenifermarie
Apr 23, 2017 11:51 pm
gummz
gummz
23 April

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310
NSW

I'm assuming you've used the 3d walk through? You can change the state and see different versions.

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gummz
Apr 23, 2017 10:46 pm
lolly72
lolly72
23 April

"Storm" bricks by PGH

"Storm" bricks by PGH

Hi, just wondering if anyone has built using Storm colour bricks (PGH) and have you had any issues? I have read how some of the bricks are painted and they have chipped…

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lolly72
Apr 23, 2017 8:09 pm
PDViennaH
PDViennaH
23 April

Vienna 21 porter davis photos pleeeease

Vienna 21 porter davis photos pleeeease
VIC

Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone here built a PD Vienna 21 built with Hebel (not brick) and Heritage facade? I would appreciate any photos or address where I could…

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PDViennaH
Apr 23, 2017 6:32 pm
wongbruce
wongbruce
23 April

Fairway Drive Kellyville

Fairway Drive Kellyville
NSW

Your solicitor will be able to provide you with these details. It will usually be in the Contract for the Sale of Land or ask your developer. Kind…

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wongbruce
Apr 23, 2017 12:19 pm
SilentChaos
SilentChaos
23 April

Simonds Prague with Modifications in Melbourne's North

Simonds Prague with Modifications in Melbourne's North
VIC

Thanks for responding guys :-D It really helps reading your posts. @ I've been looking at your posts, really nice reading…

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SilentChaos
Apr 23, 2017 1:54 am
Emmz70
Emmz70
22 April

Montpellier45_Journey

Montpellier45_Journey
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Oh my goodness. I fully understand!!! Even if you did consider buying other land the prices have skyrocketed I feel for everyone with that long a…

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Emmz70
Apr 22, 2017 9:21 pm

Insp1red H0mes

Insp1red H0mes

Has anyone built with inspired homes since? Keen to hear feedback

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geminithinker
Apr 22, 2017 6:55 pm
san_riri
san_riri
22 April

Lincoln 35 MK2 at Marsden Park

Lincoln 35 MK2 at Marsden Park
NSW

Has anyone built the Lincoln 35 MK2 at Marsden Park - Elara estate?

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san_riri
Apr 22, 2017 2:46 pm
Twandles
Twandles
22 April

Building Bristol 33

Building Bristol 33
NSW

Has anyone got any pictures of butlers pantry they have built with Eden brae also wondering on average how much did people spend at home options thanks

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Twandles
Apr 22, 2017 12:44 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
22 April

Need urgent advice...

Need urgent advice...
VIC

Ask your builder how long the electrician has worked for him, say why you have no confidence in the electrician and then discuss the builder's options. 40,000 Australian…

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SaveH2O
Apr 22, 2017 9:56 am
SaveH2O
GLO
GLO
21 April

Building a 3rd Garage

Building a 3rd Garage
NSW

Hi , I'd be going by Council, not CDC. I guess my question is whether building right up to the boundary point is usually accepted by council (noting that the third…

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GLO
Apr 21, 2017 10:03 pm


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