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JRD77++
JRD77++
8 September 2017

Did you shop around for your CSC.

Did you shop around for your CSC.
NSW

We loved the layout too especially the Killara. We are now designing our own and going to ask Roselea and Better Built Homes to quote. The attitude from the sales staff…

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JRD77++
Sep 08, 2017 11:23 am
LevaneT
LevaneT
8 September 2017

PGH SORBETTO BRICKS

PGH SORBETTO BRICKS

there are only limited colour for the facade, roof colour, windows frame, door etc.. during the colour selection session to choose from. not all colour from brochure is…

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LevaneT
Sep 08, 2017 11:05 am
Seren1ty
Seren1ty
7 September 2017

Hall & Hart - Maddison & Zara

Hall & Hart - Maddison & Zara
NSW

Hey Carolcicc, as mentioned on the other topic, it greatly depends on the configuration/size/inclusions package chosen. It can vary quite alot, but we found it to be competitive.

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Seren1ty
Sep 07, 2017 8:59 pm
dave69
dave69
7 September 2017

Dechellis "daintree" different doors and windows?

Dechellis "daintree" different doors and windows?
SA

Hi and thank you for the welcome. I will go and check out some of window suppliers and work out what we want. Hopefully Dechellis will be happy to work with another supplier.

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dave69
Sep 07, 2017 8:38 pm
Hurrow
Hurrow
7 September 2017

Ask land developer to have the location of the garage moved

Ask land developer to have the location of the garage moved

Depending on the developer and how far along the estate is you may just be able to have the crossover/driveway changed from one side to the other which sounds like it…

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Hurrow
Sep 07, 2017 3:20 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
7 September 2017

Soil testing

Soil testing
VIC

Think of the process this way. If I was to borrow an analogy to describe the design process I would use a painter/artists process Start with Pencil lines-> Broad brush…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 07, 2017 1:31 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
klea
klea
7 September 2017

Coral Homes Marcoola 30 Brisbane West

Coral Homes Marcoola 30 Brisbane West
QLD
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Hi @H_Family_Build, Hope you are settling in to your beautiful new home! I'm about to get keys and have been talking to a cabinet maker friend to rip out my standard…

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klea
Sep 07, 2017 1:23 pm
akashsethi10
akashsethi10
7 September 2017

Enclave Gumdale by Ausbuild - Newbury 39 - Brissy

Enclave Gumdale by Ausbuild - Newbury 39 - Brissy
QLD
1, 2

Its been going well here, so many houses coming up fast in the estate.

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akashsethi10
Sep 07, 2017 1:16 pm
akashsethi10
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
7 September 2017

Delay to Start date and Evidence capacity to pay not acceptd

Delay to Start date and Evidence capacity to pay not acceptd

I am afraid this is a real possibility..,. you better follow it up quickly. BTW..This happen in Perth during the last boom

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 07, 2017 12:55 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Andy9
Andy9
7 September 2017

ICF Builders in Sydney

ICF Builders in Sydney
NSW

Ji jparrie, Thanks very much for the informative response! I had a chance to check out a couple of job sites; one that was using ECO block and one that was using Zego's…

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Andy9
Sep 07, 2017 12:49 pm
Nabeelc
Nabeelc
6 September 2017

Metricon - Studio Vouchers

Metricon - Studio Vouchers
VIC

Nah. They will fix it up without charging you a variation.

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Nabeelc
Sep 06, 2017 9:31 pm
Nabeelc
Misstee
Misstee
6 September 2017

Discrepancy in specs $6000 "missing"

Discrepancy in specs $6000 "missing"

Thanks. I'll give him 'til Monday and take it from there.

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Misstee
Sep 06, 2017 6:25 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
6 September 2017

Ben Trager Homes- Final Pics before PCI!!!

Ben Trager Homes- Final Pics before PCI!!!
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi aussie141414 Interesting, your photo links are broken? Here is some expert advice 1. If your links are broken/removed then you can't receive help or provide…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 06, 2017 11:33 am
StructuralBIMGuy
ejwhite89
ejwhite89
6 September 2017

New Build - Simonds - Arundel Springs

New Build - Simonds - Arundel Springs
QLD

My partner and I are building in the Arundel Springs Estate of the Gold Coast. We have decided to build with Simonds Homes QLD and we have chosen…

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ejwhite89
Sep 06, 2017 9:30 am
sandeepdes
sandeepdes
5 September 2017

St Germain Estate, Clyde North

St Germain Estate, Clyde North
VIC

Hi I have bought in Clyde Springs, not far from St Germain. Hope you got title updates? One to 2 months delay from expected dates is not unusual

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sandeepdes
Sep 05, 2017 10:21 pm
blackcat20
blackcat20
5 September 2017

Developer wants to increase price of land (in house and land

Developer wants to increase price of land (in house and land

I'm aware of a similar situation. The builder told the developer if they went ahead with the price rise, they (the builder) would withdraw from their developments…

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blackcat20
Sep 05, 2017 8:22 pm
blackcat20
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gummz
Sep 05, 2017 6:55 pm

I have got a copy of my Tender plans a week out before my meeting, which is great. I am trying to figure out how to attach it on here and I am happy for some some tips how…

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Vet
Sep 05, 2017 1:20 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
5 September 2017

Building 3 townhouses in Melb - advice for newbie

Building 3 townhouses in Melb - advice for newbie
VIC

Welcome to the form. Along with a preliminary Design & Species you should also get a site report, contour survey, preliminary engineering and broad quants. Having all…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 05, 2017 10:02 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Howyagoin
Howyagoin
5 September 2017

Squeaking floor

Squeaking floor
NSW

Could be multiple things, if there is any access in the subfloor would be good to check in there, otherwise pop some down lights or anything like that out grab a torch and…

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Howyagoin
Sep 05, 2017 7:00 am
JayaJaya
JayaJaya
4 September 2017

Our first build: "Bridgewater" by Gj's Shoalhaven

Our first build: "Bridgewater" by Gj's Shoalhaven
NSW
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It all looks lovely! I just snorted my tea, when I read that they gave you a voucher for a restaurant in Huskisson - I used to live in Callala Bay! Hahahah... small world!

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JayaJaya
Sep 04, 2017 7:52 pm
JayaJaya
Needamoneytree
Needamoneytree
4 September 2017

Site Work Costs

Site Work Costs

We knew before hand all the builders we spoke to where very upfront with costs we chose the house we wanted. So it cost us.

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Needamoneytree
Sep 04, 2017 5:30 pm
Needamoneytree
Lyonon
Lyonon
4 September 2017

Carlisle Home Easy Living - Englewood 27

Carlisle Home Easy Living - Englewood 27

Hey guys, just wondering if anyone here has an Englewood 27 home built by Carlisle Homes - http://www.easylivingbycarlisle.com.au/ ... r-plan/27/ We are thinking to build…

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Lyonon
Sep 04, 2017 12:25 pm
Lee31
Lee31
3 September 2017

How to view complying development plans?

How to view complying development plans?
NSW

So I was given conflicting advice from 4 different people on 4 different occasions at council. You can view the plans but you have to go into council to view. A bit…

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Lee31
Sep 03, 2017 10:07 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
3 September 2017

Sunset Clauses

Sunset Clauses
VIC

Agreed. Its a shame, because of course you want your land to become more valuable, but the more valuable it becomes the greater the chance the developer will pull this…

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aloenyx
Sep 03, 2017 8:43 pm
aloenyx
dngxxx007
dngxxx007
3 September 2017

Denns Family Homes - Pearl 23

Denns Family Homes - Pearl 23

Hello All, I am a newbie, planning to go for DFH pearl 23. I am trying to get experience of people who has gone for it. Dennis Family dont have a display house for the…

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dngxxx007
Sep 03, 2017 8:34 pm
Bridgetwitch
Bridgetwitch
3 September 2017

Building the Bella with Homes by CMA in North Harbour, SEQ

Building the Bella with Homes by CMA in North Harbour, SEQ
QLD
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Congrats Scubabe!!! Still waiting for those pics?!? - B A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=87210

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Bridgetwitch
Sep 03, 2017 5:32 pm
Bridgetwitch

Mine looks close to number 3.

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Joker
Sep 02, 2017 8:51 pm
lovisa
lovisa
1 September 2017

Prices to Fix in Contract????

Prices to Fix in Contract????
SA

We have a fix price as well but certain items stay a provisional sum till build is finished Although most iff the times there is no problem and they dont go over quoted…

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lovisa
Sep 01, 2017 8:28 pm
pEast
pEast
1 September 2017

Raised ceilings

Raised ceilings
VIC
1, 2

To fit the 2340 high doors u need the space to fit the CSD and in case of fault enough space to repair and hence u need to raise the ceiling from 2550 to 2700 - I had put…

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pEast
Sep 01, 2017 6:44 pm
Ashton subedi
Ashton subedi
1 September 2017

Oran park Bal 40

Oran park Bal 40
NSW

Hi Bruce, Yes . Its on South Circuit , Oran Park , NSW 2570. Do i have to wait until my land gets registered to have BAL re accessed or I can do when lands become…

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Ashton subedi
Sep 01, 2017 10:54 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
1 September 2017

External stairs and landing

External stairs and landing

lys245 What does your site plan say..in regards to Finished floor plan levels (FFLs) inside the house and Ground plan Level (GL) outside, did they make a mistake with the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 01, 2017 9:51 am
StructuralBIMGuy
blackcat20
blackcat20
1 September 2017

Metricon - Sale accepted

Metricon - Sale accepted
VIC

For us, we were told that our sale was "accepted" after we went through the intital process of making changes to the plans and paying our holding deposit. Once it's…

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blackcat20
Sep 01, 2017 9:17 am
blackcat20

Thank you SilentChaos that's the 20mm thick stone, it's actually 1000mm deep with 300mm overhang as they had to add 100mm reinforcement to the cabinets to help hold the…

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Cassie.f90
Sep 01, 2017 8:09 am
ruraldoc
ruraldoc
31 August 2017

Our First Home - Local Builder

Our First Home - Local Builder
NSW
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Checking in... hope your build comes to life soon! ::computer::

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ruraldoc
Aug 31, 2017 6:50 pm
ruraldoc
lovisa
lovisa
31 August 2017

Land - when am I responsible for it

Land - when am I responsible for it
SA

Its been sorted out As we asked about it prior to signing as a condition of settlement with the grass and weeds slaahed prior to settlement and got an email that said they…

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lovisa
Aug 31, 2017 6:30 pm
ajbrisbane
ajbrisbane
31 August 2017

Carpet choices...help!

Carpet choices...help!

Hi everyone We're looking at carpets at the moment for our bedrooms/upstairs so not hugely high traffic. We're looking at two and would like opinions/reviews as I can't…

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ajbrisbane
Aug 31, 2017 5:15 pm
Ashton subedi
Ashton subedi
31 August 2017

Oran Park: 29A Land Registration

Oran Park: 29A Land Registration
NSW

Please check the ORAN park Website - Land Registration

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Ashton subedi
Aug 31, 2017 4:11 pm
jsmi
jsmi
31 August 2017

Custom home design Sydney - narrow block: WE ARE IN!

Custom home design Sydney - narrow block: WE ARE IN!
NSW
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Jacks, I will PM you to save hijacking 3Ts thread.

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jsmi
Aug 31, 2017 2:32 pm
jsmi
TashPaul
TashPaul
31 August 2017

Settlement, what is the procedure?

Settlement, what is the procedure?

The bank will only pay what they are invoiced, but you want to make sure the final invoice is correct. As above ask them for a final invoice with the relevant deductions…

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TashPaul
Aug 31, 2017 10:44 am
TashPaul
pankajoz
pankajoz
31 August 2017

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park
NSW

Melb84- thank you so much for the feedback. Glad to know it's been positive so far. Are you able to share if you have upgraded the floor tiles as they offer 600×300.…

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pankajoz
Aug 31, 2017 7:55 am
Momiji
Momiji
31 August 2017

Overshadowing 40 square meters of Private Open Space

Overshadowing 40 square meters of Private Open Space

Sorry to hear of your situation. They should have shown you these drawings before you sign the contract. Maybe your builder works differently, if they do then yes, it is…

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Momiji
Aug 31, 2017 6:49 am
Momiji
EL4
EL4
30 August 2017

Red Ink Home Avonlee Private Estate

Red Ink Home Avonlee Private Estate
WA

Hi Paul. We are looking to build with red ink too, the entertainer plan. For some reason I cant view your floor plan. Just wondered if you had any feedback / thoughts on…

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EL4
Aug 30, 2017 10:14 pm
Tribe7
Tribe7
30 August 2017

Building a new house with Orbit Homes in Queensland

Building a new house with Orbit Homes in Queensland
QLD

Hello Jeff, Did you create a build thread for your CJ build?? I checked out there website and they have some pretty good acreage designs. Good on you guys for getting…

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Tribe7
Aug 30, 2017 9:49 pm
Tribe7
Caydenn
Caydenn
30 August 2017

Metricon - Change of land (lot)

Metricon - Change of land (lot)
VIC

We did, because the lot next door was cheaper but it mean't that the had to make a lot of changes and the price actually increased. Mainly things like retaining wall…

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Caydenn
Aug 30, 2017 10:28 am
Caydenn
Skippy_jc
Skippy_jc
29 August 2017

First home, house plan. What do you think? Awkward block sha

First home, house plan. What do you think? Awkward block sha

Hi thanks for the feedback. We dont have kids so wont be an issue for us. Just planning for fur babies :)

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Skippy_jc
Aug 29, 2017 11:16 pm
newhomebuilder12
newhomebuilder12
29 August 2017

Acceptable time between final payment and handover

Acceptable time between final payment and handover
NSW

Hi, we have received final payment and paid since two days. Just want to know what is acceptable time for builder to handover the keys? Will builder be liable for penalty…

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newhomebuilder12
Aug 29, 2017 10:23 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
29 August 2017

KDR Rawson Benham in Sydney

KDR Rawson Benham in Sydney
NSW
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Hows it going at your place?

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cat_dunc
Aug 29, 2017 9:38 pm
cat_dunc
Reeba
Reeba
29 August 2017

Austral Buckwheat - anyone build with these bricks

Austral Buckwheat - anyone build with these bricks

Has anyone got pictures to share/post on builds with Austral Buckwheat bricks?

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Reeba
Aug 29, 2017 7:14 pm
Reeba
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fec88
Aug 29, 2017 5:23 pm

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