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elleimac
elleimac
26 July 2017

Contract Reviewed by Solicitor / Lawyer

Contract Reviewed by Solicitor / Lawyer
QLD

Building a Clarendon Parkhill at Pimpama QLD

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elleimac
Jul 26, 2017 8:33 am
elleimac

Street view

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Kagan1042
Jul 26, 2017 6:40 am
tngo
tngo
25 July 2017

Can we fit a security screen door behind the entry door

Can we fit a security screen door behind the entry door

Thanks Nawsome, looks great, I wish I could find such place in Brisbane. Dealing with this remotely is probably a pain.

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tngo
Jul 25, 2017 10:19 pm
lovisa
lovisa
25 July 2017

Requirements for land pre construction

Requirements for land pre construction

Hi was wondering what is seenas the requirements for maintaining the land pre costuction for construction? What do we need to do? And what is seen as maintained? If we…

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lovisa
Jul 25, 2017 9:02 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 July 2017

House and Land Package suggestions for Melbourne

House and Land Package suggestions for Melbourne
VIC

Friction Sorry, I am not familiar with metricon..but I would say they are no different to other builders .I would recommend approaching at least 3 project builders with…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 25, 2017 8:15 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Dixy12345
Dixy12345
25 July 2017

Help

Help

Hi, I needed some advice. Our builder has just sent in for council approval 2weeks ago and is requesting a letter from the bank -authority of commencement letter. However,…

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Dixy12345
Jul 25, 2017 7:29 pm
RachM
RachM
25 July 2017

Driveway Placement

Driveway Placement
QLD

Thanks - that makes sense I was hoping that was the case. It just spooked me a little! Now we have finally started construction it all seems a little out of our hands!

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RachM
Jul 25, 2017 7:07 pm
RachM
MAGGI
MAGGI
25 July 2017

Experience with Lifestyle Designer Homes or others?

Experience with Lifestyle Designer Homes or others?
NSW

Lifestyle Designer Homes built my home and it's still an amazing beautiful home today if i say so myself. the original owners of the business were wonderful to deal with…

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MAGGI
Jul 25, 2017 5:59 pm
ravsingh21
ravsingh21
25 July 2017

Firstyle Hellcat Road Sub division

Firstyle Hellcat Road Sub division
NSW

Hey mate, My wife and I are building with FS in Edmondson Park as well. There are a few things that FS don't supply, as you've mentioned landscaping is one, screen doors,…

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ravsingh21
Jul 25, 2017 3:32 pm
maddielouxx
maddielouxx
25 July 2017

Building a new home in Springfield Rise

Building a new home in Springfield Rise
QLD

I had to pay extra for piering then and there with CMA. It was a lot and unexpected, so I was very shocked. Make sure you have enough money saved just in case! My land was…

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maddielouxx
Jul 25, 2017 1:36 pm
Bri1234
Bri1234
25 July 2017

What comes first, the demo or the finance?

What comes first, the demo or the finance?

Ok so I heard from the builder - without the house being demolished they can't do the second soil and survey, engineering and without those they can't get a building…

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Bri1234
Jul 25, 2017 1:20 pm
Bri1234
niro700
niro700
25 July 2017

Community Title - North Kellyville - HELP!

Community Title - North Kellyville - HELP!
NSW

hi All, Quick querry about finances My mortgage broker said as these lands are community titled property all financial institution strictly stick to a 80% LVR Is tthat…

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niro700
Jul 25, 2017 11:33 am
pw1923
pw1923
25 July 2017

Double Garage door Max width?

Double Garage door Max width?
NSW

We are having a 6m wide B & D garage door installed in our 7m wide double garage. You can go wider still but it will cost more as you will step up into the "industrial"…

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pw1923
Jul 25, 2017 11:15 am
pw1923
TSC
TSC
25 July 2017

Subdivision Townhouse development - Good Money to be Made?

Subdivision Townhouse development - Good Money to be Made?
VIC
1, 2

Hi, I'm new to the forum. Just noticed your thread. Wondering how is it going with your development? Have you made good money already?

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TSC
Jul 25, 2017 10:56 am
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newbuild22
Jul 25, 2017 10:15 am
Ab8884
Ab8884
25 July 2017

HAS ANYONE USED LAMINEX MOOSE SILK FINISH IN THEIR KITCHEN?

HAS ANYONE USED LAMINEX MOOSE SILK FINISH IN THEIR KITCHEN?
NSW

We have chosen Moose silk for our kitchen cupboards. house is currently being built so no photos yet

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Ab8884
Jul 25, 2017 9:49 am
sajidmib
sajidmib
24 July 2017

WaterSun Homes. all I need to know

WaterSun Homes. all I need to know
VIC

I also had warwick with Watersun its waiting at fixing stage, looking for other builders to complete

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sajidmib
Jul 24, 2017 11:23 pm
sajidmib
sajidmib
sajidmib
24 July 2017

Our Forever Home at Cloverlea - we're in - some pics

Our Forever Home at Cloverlea - we're in - some pics
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

I m living your story now tash, moved closer to the house build area, am still struggling to get builders DH were sloppy in getting me quotes and keep telling that they…

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sajidmib
Jul 24, 2017 11:19 pm
sajidmib
Silver75
Silver75
24 July 2017

Henley Electra 2016/2017 build

Henley Electra 2016/2017 build
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi Cameron2608, How did you go with your list of faults and fixes, have they all been addressed?

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Silver75
Jul 24, 2017 10:03 pm
Silver75
Joker
Joker
24 July 2017

New build - ceiling looks puffy and warped. What is it?

New build - ceiling looks puffy and warped. What is it?

Puffiness would indicate water damage, which can travel along and drop anywhere, I would be cautious with builders own check, often trying to hide from having to repair,…

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Joker
Jul 24, 2017 8:32 pm
Waigo
Waigo
24 July 2017

Cemintel Designer Series

Cemintel Designer Series

Has anyone had any experience using this product with the woodgrain finish for external cladding? Just deciding whether to use this product on our new build but pricing…

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Waigo
Jul 24, 2017 8:12 pm
Waigo
mrbiggens
mrbiggens
24 July 2017

Insulation

Insulation
NSW

most project home builders will offer you a 3 room deal with Bradford soundscreen batts if you ask them. Generally not that expensive, and will go a little way to muffling…

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mrbiggens
Jul 24, 2017 8:03 pm
mrbiggens
Joker
Joker
24 July 2017

Does builder has the responsibility to provide me tradesman?

Does builder has the responsibility to provide me tradesman?
VIC

Trades often don't take too much care for other trades work, I've seen Plasterer stand on granite, instead of moving a ladder, and crack the granite, and of course, nobody…

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Joker
Jul 24, 2017 7:42 pm
Joker
Joker
24 July 2017

Patch up or render the whole pillar

Patch up or render the whole pillar
VIC

If you patch it skillfully, I would then paint over whole pier, will last year's longer and you can paint it yourself.

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Joker
Jul 24, 2017 6:09 pm

We're building the Kew 28 by Porter Davis which I believe is essentially the same design. Our design is almost exactly the same as the one on the Eden Brae Kew 29 front…

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Hurrow
Jul 24, 2017 9:05 am
Sanvic
Sanvic
23 July 2017

Building House for the first time in SE Melbourne

Building House for the first time in SE Melbourne
VIC

G'day All First timer on this forum, I have been through lot of threads and it is has been invaluable to say the least. Since we have been looking at various builders and…

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Sanvic
Jul 23, 2017 12:04 pm
Lyndal2004
Lyndal2004
23 July 2017

Alfresco areas

Alfresco areas

Yeah we are just going to go with the builder , bit easier as well

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Lyndal2004
Jul 23, 2017 7:53 am
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bvillemot
Jul 22, 2017 11:26 pm
Oninon
Oninon
22 July 2017

Tile combination

Tile combination
VIC

Thanks everyone for inputs

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Oninon
Jul 22, 2017 9:57 pm
sajidmib
sajidmib
22 July 2017

certificate of occupancy victoria

certificate of occupancy victoria
VIC

if the trade certificates are withheld due to bankruptcy of the builder, how to you get out of that or what is the best way, I dont have money to pay for what the builder…

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sajidmib
Jul 22, 2017 8:52 pm
sajidmib

Just wondering if anyone has a house plan they could share, for a 'fan' shaped block. Our front boundary only leaves us with approx 12m for the width of the front of the…

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Rosiebf
Jul 21, 2017 1:25 pm
Renman
Renman
21 July 2017

Not happy with the garage door choice

Not happy with the garage door choice
QLD

I actually think it looks ok. You can tell that it has a timber grain and the colour matches with the post on your right. I would have gone with a white or grey colored…

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Renman
Jul 21, 2017 9:40 am
Renman
BuldingMyDomeODoom
BuldingMyDomeODoom
21 July 2017

Building underground root cellar with dome ceiling

Building underground root cellar with dome ceiling

I'm not an engineer nor somebody that has exp. with construction. I've only read and watched a lot of tutorials. I know it's very dangerous but I just can't stop, it's…

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BuldingMyDomeODoom
Jul 21, 2017 5:25 am

I took a drive out after work today and we are officially slabbed and frames are well on their way!! Impressed considering we have had atrocious weather this…

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ReneeM
Jul 20, 2017 6:52 pm
shedhead
shedhead
20 July 2017

Monier roof tile colour help :)

Monier roof tile colour help :)
NSW

From what I have experienced it does not mater what colour you pick it is what colour the tiles will end up.We had Horizon tiles Sambuca colour and now after 8 years the…

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shedhead
Jul 20, 2017 6:27 pm
jaygonx
jaygonx
20 July 2017

Bluegum Estate 20 Barry Road, Kellyville

Bluegum Estate 20 Barry Road, Kellyville
NSW

Hi guys, Anyone else on here building with Eden Brae on 20 Barry Road? How has the process been for you so far?

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jaygonx
Jul 20, 2017 5:23 pm
jaygonx
jaygonx
20 July 2017

Bluegum Estate North Kellyville

Bluegum Estate North Kellyville
NSW

Hi guys! I too have purchased a property in Blue Gum Estate. How did everyone's colour selection go? I spoke with Eden Brae today and got told the land settlement…

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jaygonx
Jul 20, 2017 5:20 pm
bank
bank
20 July 2017

Frame/insulation/meter box help please

Frame/insulation/meter box help please
VIC

Ours is recessed like yours. It seems to be pretty normal these days, although I have seen some people mention upgrading to recessed so they must be able to do them on…

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bank
Jul 20, 2017 4:40 pm
bank
inexp_user
inexp_user
20 July 2017

Building our Glendale 45

Building our Glendale 45
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

How's your build going LouLouB? Any progress yet? Our land titled this month so it looks like we better decide on a house plan once and for all. Lol

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inexp_user
Jul 20, 2017 4:39 pm
inexp_user
CK_
CK_
20 July 2017

Oakdene estate ,Ocean Grove

Oakdene estate ,Ocean Grove
VIC

Hi All, New to the party and just purchased land. The estate is looking great and moving along nicely. I hope by now there is a mail service :) At this stage we plan to …

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CK_
Jul 20, 2017 1:04 pm
Louk
Louk
20 July 2017

Cost of new crossover Melbourne

Cost of new crossover Melbourne
VIC

Hi moxie, I know this is an old post, but I would love the details of the contractor you used for your crossover (if you would recommend). That sounds like a really…

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Louk
Jul 20, 2017 11:57 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
20 July 2017

Concrete slabs are a scam of the century

Concrete slabs are a scam of the century
VIC

The rules are the same throughout Australia. Building Inspectors/Surveyors aren't Qualified/Certified to design structural concrete for that you require an engineer. It…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 20, 2017 11:17 am
StructuralBIMGuy
jryall
jryall
19 July 2017

Vantage Homes Sunshine Coast

Vantage Homes Sunshine Coast
QLD

Hi all. Anyone had or heard of any experiences with Vantage Homes from the sunny coast? They seem to have a good range of standard inclusions but I can't find much about…

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jryall
Jul 19, 2017 9:51 pm
Daren
Daren
19 July 2017

Two lenders for construction

Two lenders for construction
SA

Yes, I've already found that Weeks are very slow. It soon will be two years since we signed the preliminary agreement. At the moment we only have just finalised pricing…

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Daren
Jul 19, 2017 7:04 pm
Lee.sah
Lee.sah
19 July 2017

Knock down and rebuild duplex

Knock down and rebuild duplex
NSW

Hi all ! New to this page but have been reading through it recently and have found it very helpful! My partner and I are lookig into knocking down a current home and…

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Lee.sah
Jul 19, 2017 6:03 pm
TashPaul
TashPaul
19 July 2017

Mystery of hot water system. Does solar heat water or not?

Mystery of hot water system. Does solar heat water or not?
VIC

It should be noted that most of these solar hot water systems in Victoria (esp Melbourne and southern areas) will be running off the elec/gas rather than the solar,…

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TashPaul
Jul 19, 2017 4:01 pm
TashPaul
nextdoorguy
nextdoorguy
19 July 2017

Building a new house and doing the flooring myself what's th

Building a new house and doing the flooring myself what's th
NSW

I'm building a new house with Domaine Homes but I opted out of the comfort pack as we want to do timber flooring. Have you done that before? What's your experience?

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nextdoorguy
Jul 19, 2017 3:19 pm
barry157
barry157
19 July 2017

Any way to Expedite Underground Power-pit Installation?

Any way to Expedite Underground Power-pit Installation?

I presume you are speaking directly to the connections department? UE Connections United Energy and…

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barry157
Jul 19, 2017 2:23 pm
eirrac
eirrac
19 July 2017

Upgrade Costs?

Upgrade Costs?
VIC

Hi As said above different builders have different levels of inclusions and within the same builder they have different inclusions based on the range of home you are…

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eirrac
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