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shellby
shellby
30 June 2017

Please check our brick work.

Please check our brick work.
NSW

I had a quick look at tolerances - for vertical it can be up to 15mm which your top photo is and for horizontal it can be up to 13mm which yours is larger. However I was…

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shellby
Jun 30, 2017 4:58 pm
shellby
Ezza78
Ezza78
30 June 2017

Help with my plot setbacks

Help with my plot setbacks
VIC

How did you go with the council? All I know is side setback regulations are different to front. You can apply to have a reduced minimum setback but need the plans to…

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Ezza78
Jun 30, 2017 8:52 am
Elzbeths
Elzbeths
29 June 2017

Organising site preparation (cut/fill) before signing with v

Organising site preparation (cut/fill) before signing with v

Hi there, I was wondering if anyone had organised to get their site levelled before they have proceeded with a volume builder to help reduce costs? We have purchased a…

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Elzbeths
Jun 30, 2017 12:25 am
onetonnesam
onetonnesam
29 June 2017

Need help in selecting builder.

Need help in selecting builder.
NSW

IN your initial tender, specify all the upgrades, don't assume that the base price is what you see in the display home. Then you'll see what your actual cost is. This is…

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onetonnesam
Jun 29, 2017 11:42 pm
bribiebell
bribiebell
29 June 2017

Building a Noosa 29 in north brisbane

Building a Noosa 29 in north brisbane
QLD
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Hi Caitnkase, Hows your beautiful Noosa29 going?? Have you decked out the WIR with your Ikea Pax yet?? Maybe some landscaping updates for us all

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bribiebell
Jun 29, 2017 8:30 pm
bribiebell
Bernardraj
Bernardraj
29 June 2017

Who is or has built Clarendon homes paddington ?

Who is or has built Clarendon homes paddington ?
NSW

Hi All, I am planning to build a 5bed house for my family. I am settings my mind to build Paddington 31 . Like to have your input and ideas.

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Bernardraj
Jun 29, 2017 6:23 pm
Bernardraj
MrsJM
MrsJM
29 June 2017

Wall mounting a Smart TV - what do I need?

Wall mounting a Smart TV - what do I need?
VIC

I think our Foxtel point is down below. Although we will never get Foxtel anyway lol. I don't even know why we got the points. I know that we had issues in our bedroom…

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MrsJM
Jun 29, 2017 5:24 pm
MrsJM
MrsJM
MrsJM
29 June 2017

Liquidate Damges for builders

Liquidate Damges for builders
NSW

Coral is $50 up to PCI only. They need to provide written detail within I think it is 10 days of becoming aware of a delay. That is- no getting to the end of the build and…

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MrsJM
Jun 29, 2017 5:19 pm
MrsJM
tngo
tngo
29 June 2017

Building single storey Metricon – Grandview 27 in Deep Water

Building single storey Metricon – Grandview 27 in Deep Water
QLD

Hi, great to have someone building in the same Estate ::cheerleader::Looks like your plan process have completed quicker than ours. I hope all the best for your building. Can't wait to…

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tngo
Jun 29, 2017 12:06 pm
amiarm
amiarm
29 June 2017

New Breeze Bardia - Design Guidelines for Front Double Garag

New Breeze Bardia - Design Guidelines for Front Double Garag
NSW

Design guideline i have is also draft dated mar-2016. Looking at your house width - 12.5m with 1.5m easement on the side that means you have 11m frontage with zero…

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amiarm
Jun 29, 2017 10:57 am
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
28 June 2017

Rough Electrical Allowances for builders

Rough Electrical Allowances for builders
NSW

Electrical allowance should be about 5% of the total build cost. Up to 10% if you go hard on the bells and whistles. $300k build = $15k electrical

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1960sModernistHome
Jun 28, 2017 10:41 pm
1960sModernistHome
anush0703
anush0703
28 June 2017

Timber frames

Timber frames

dear homeone friends i would like to know about the difference between t2 termite treated timber and stabilized radiata timber. can someone please explain to me. thanks.

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anush0703
Jun 28, 2017 10:15 pm
Variegated
Variegated
28 June 2017

new house build - traffic management

new house build - traffic management

It may also be possible to get it removed through the local council. The people in the architecture firm I used to design my house went in to bat for me when a traffic…

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Variegated
Jun 28, 2017 9:44 pm
Variegated
priya2015
priya2015
28 June 2017

We want to push back our build as much as possible - PD

We want to push back our build as much as possible - PD
VIC

we signed in last june 2016 and wanted to start to build this july 2017.They charged us 2999 for getting the promotion package and 6000 for 6 month delay.We signed our…

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priya2015
Jun 28, 2017 4:29 pm
priya2015
Francis C
Francis C
28 June 2017

Worry over soil around slab

Worry over soil around slab
TAS

It's a bit disappointing a retaining wall was not part of the design to hold up the fill that there to hold up your house. Wilson homes did something similar to a friend…

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Francis C
Jun 28, 2017 1:54 pm
pommie
pommie
28 June 2017

Masterton Platinum Vs YES package

Masterton Platinum Vs YES package
NSW

Hi pommie, From memory the YES package was an additional package and is separate to the Platinum package. I took the platinum package, but ended up choosing a few items…

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pommie
Jun 28, 2017 9:31 am
epitome
epitome
27 June 2017

crushed rock access when building a new home

crushed rock access when building a new home

Yeh I have an existing concrete strip driveway but as part of the KD it will be removed. But good to hear that you have seen other KDRBs that have crushed rock installed…

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epitome
Jun 27, 2017 10:43 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 June 2017

Storm Water Solution

Storm Water Solution
NSW

Having the roof drainage plumbed to a detention system wouldn't be a problem with the "very slight slope" as described but the surface drainage is another matter. Most…

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SaveH2O
Jun 27, 2017 7:49 pm
SaveH2O
indu.singh0602
indu.singh0602
27 June 2017

Better Built Homes BBH

Better Built Homes BBH
NSW

Update on our issue: We have received a call from the management in BBH and they did acknowledge the problems and have promised us that, it be…

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indu.singh0602
Jun 27, 2017 5:33 pm

Hi all we are building a granny flat and it is about 1metre off the ground at it's highest point. Consequently the subfloor area is pretty obvious :(! Any ideas as to…

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Southies
Jun 27, 2017 3:04 pm
Southies
bhutani.sumit
bhutani.sumit
27 June 2017

Henley Homes Review

Henley Homes Review
VIC

Thanks for the information. We are anticipating same.

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bhutani.sumit
Jun 27, 2017 1:28 pm
jameskrd
jameskrd
26 June 2017

Austral Beechwood

Austral Beechwood

Hi, anybody here used austral beechwood brick. like to see some photos please. also what mortar was used natural or offwhite. thanks

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jameskrd
Jun 27, 2017 12:19 am
tngo
tngo
26 June 2017

Timeline forBuilding a single storey house

Timeline forBuilding a single storey house
VIC

our contract initially stated that it has to be done in 260 days including 45 inclement weather, over that there will be penalty. However I wasn't happy as the…

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tngo
Jun 26, 2017 11:03 pm
Oninon
Oninon
26 June 2017

Developer _ Delaying to cancel contract using sunset clause

Developer _ Delaying to cancel contract using sunset clause
VIC

The situation in NSW was similar to Victoria until November 2015. The developers used to resort to Sunset clause to cancel the…

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Oninon
Jun 26, 2017 9:35 pm
janbo
janbo
26 June 2017

When did your builder provide walk throughs?

When did your builder provide walk throughs?
VIC

We have not been allowed any walkthroughs at all... the excuse being it is unsafe.... we are at interior painting stage our build viewtopic.php?t=87100

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janbo
Jun 26, 2017 7:11 pm

Hi everyone, l have been following the discussions with great interest and l have learnt a lot! If you can spare some time to critique/provide any feedback on our plans…

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Mwenje
Jun 26, 2017 3:36 pm
Mwenje
tpham001
tpham001
26 June 2017

How do you choose a custom builder?

How do you choose a custom builder?
1, 2

Hi Joker, Are you able / willing to provide us with you project managers name, details etc? Cheers,

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tpham001
Jun 26, 2017 3:01 pm
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
26 June 2017

Our Henley Build - Amalfi 30 vs 33

Our Henley Build - Amalfi 30 vs 33
VIC

great floorplan! We sold our first house which was a single storey on a 12x32 (400sqm) we knew we wanted more land so it was either buy a large block and build single or…

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stayxtrue
Jun 26, 2017 2:56 pm
stayxtrue
Terii
Terii
26 June 2017

Planning and Building permits MB HC6 contract

Planning and Building permits MB HC6 contract

Hi yes all sorted I talked to my builder, will may be have to pay planning fees if applicable bu wont know until the land titles.

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Terii
Jun 26, 2017 10:17 am
Shannykins173
Shannykins173
26 June 2017

Porter Davis - WOS Categories

Porter Davis - WOS Categories
VIC

Hi GoldenCrumb, We are really happy with the Bermuda design once we added on the Games, Rumpus and Grand Alfresco - this addition extends the kitchen as well and it…

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Shannykins173
Jun 26, 2017 9:39 am
Mwenje
Mwenje
25 June 2017

Building in North Queensland

Building in North Queensland
QLD
1, 2

How long is your double vanity? It's very nice :)

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Mwenje
Jun 25, 2017 10:53 pm
Mwenje
ozdream
ozdream
25 June 2017

Anyone else building at Piccadilly Estate, Riverstone?

Anyone else building at Piccadilly Estate, Riverstone?
NSW
1 ... 36, 37, 38

Hi people, congratulations on the land registration. We are a couple hoping to build our first home on 27 Cranbourne St by address (lot 24). Just wondering if all our…

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ozdream
Jun 25, 2017 8:50 pm
Teva
Teva
25 June 2017

Demolish and rebuild on slight sloping corner block in Brisb

Demolish and rebuild on slight sloping corner block in Brisb
QLD

Hi all I'm new to this and would love your advice. We have a post-war in Seven Hills on a lovely corner block (600sqm) that's pretty small and we need more space.…

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Teva
Jun 25, 2017 8:41 pm
carrie8
carrie8
25 June 2017

Dennis Family homes build in Melbourne west. FHOG.Venetia 23

Dennis Family homes build in Melbourne west. FHOG.Venetia 23
VIC
1, 2

I have uploaded a few but am having trouble writing captions for each picture or editing even on the desktop very frustrating, if there is any other pics you need DM me…

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carrie8
Jun 25, 2017 4:48 pm
mlp18
mlp18
25 June 2017

Amalfi428

Amalfi428
VIC

Hi Amal, I've built the same house 18 months ago. Not sure of measurements but butlers and WIR are big enough not that different from display home. Also, try the…

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mlp18
Jun 25, 2017 9:59 am
PolkaDots
PolkaDots
25 June 2017

Greenvale Orchards - anyone building/bought land?

Greenvale Orchards - anyone building/bought land?
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

So, the new contractor has started work on the wetlands and it's due for completion in December

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PolkaDots
Jun 25, 2017 9:08 am
Amal
Amal
24 June 2017

Our MainVue Amalfi 428

Our MainVue Amalfi 428
VIC
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Hi Joshd We are going to sign our contract very soon for Amalfi 428 , We would like to know the sizes of butlers pantry and W.I.R in master bed room comparing to display…

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Amal
Jun 25, 2017 12:20 am
Joker
Joker
24 June 2017

House size vs council regulations

House size vs council regulations
VIC

We got through a house well over 50%, in fact about 60%, Our Draftsman along with her architect husband got it through by showing other houses in area with each part of…

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Joker
Jun 24, 2017 10:31 pm
Ella_AD
Ella_AD
24 June 2017

J_and_T's House Build in Lightsview

J_and_T's House Build in Lightsview
SA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hello J & T Hope you are doing well. We are going to purchase a property on lightsview. But we are a bit hesitant about the suburb. May I ask why did you choose this…

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Ella_AD
Jun 24, 2017 9:32 pm
Ella_AD
Ella_AD
24 June 2017

Building House in Lightsview (Northgate) SA

Building House in Lightsview (Northgate) SA
SA

Hello all, We want to purchase a property on lightsview. But we are a bit scared. We like this suburb only because it is close to the city but is it enough? What are the…

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Ella_AD
Jun 24, 2017 9:16 pm
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marshi
Jun 24, 2017 5:11 pm
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Noelle1986
Jun 24, 2017 4:40 pm
bondm
bondm
24 June 2017

New home build with Jandson Homes - Ultima 27

New home build with Jandson Homes - Ultima 27
NSW

Where are you talking about? w7 By the way, you can ask them to quote this variation and see if it's worth to pay more. Make sure you ask everything you want to know when…

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bondm
Jun 24, 2017 3:15 pm
bondm
bondm
24 June 2017

New home - First Stage from Jandson Homes

New home - First Stage from Jandson Homes
NSW

Thanks Bhoot for your replied. have a good weekend.

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bondm
Jun 24, 2017 3:02 pm
Sparkie
Sparkie
24 June 2017

Interim occupation certificate

Interim occupation certificate
NSW

Thanks Mate. I appreciate your input. They referred to HIA and rejected my request. Not sure what to say in reply .

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Sparkie
Jun 24, 2017 2:42 pm
DreamHome2point0
DreamHome2point0
24 June 2017

Renting and mortgage??

Renting and mortgage??

We rented for 12 months then moved in with family, then moved in with friends. Rent was a huge financial strain and living with friends and family was a strain on our…

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DreamHome2point0
Jun 24, 2017 10:56 am
DreamHome2point0
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
24 June 2017

Building with oracle Qld

Building with oracle Qld
QLD
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Just found your thread and wow! I love your house! We have chosen eclipse bricks with a white feature brick at the front and was worried all that black would be an…

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Tamara1975
Jun 24, 2017 9:12 am
jessicagauci
jessicagauci
24 June 2017

Facade Visualizers and Product Info.

Facade Visualizers and Product Info.
QLD

Definitely everything you have already suggested. We would have liked to see internal visualisers for the bathroom and kitchen. We found it difficult to choose a whole…

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jessicagauci
Jun 24, 2017 8:47 am


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