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Camsta
Camsta
19 March

Sloping Block

Sloping Block
NSW

Hi myself and a couple of people I've talked to recently have had some mixed results with Terry. Firstly he is a nice enough and his draftsmen was great to work with the…

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Camsta
Mar 19, 2017 8:37 pm
Jenifermarie
Jenifermarie
19 March

Cost to upgrade to "Raven" Ceaserstone. (Coral Homes)

Cost to upgrade to "Raven" Ceaserstone. (Coral Homes)
QLD

Ha the husband factor. I quote "you can make all the decisions, it just can't be too white". My husband would live in a black hole if he had his way. So guess who wanted…

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Jenifermarie
Mar 19, 2017 8:01 pm
wongbruce
wongbruce
19 March

Builders for sloping block NSW

Builders for sloping block NSW
NSW

When you are talking about sloping block, how much of a slope are you talking about? Most builders can do up to 4 metres or alternatively they could have a step down in he…

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wongbruce
Mar 19, 2017 9:47 am
wongbruce
wongbruce
18 March

Subdivision Process

Subdivision Process
NSW

Hi All, I'm a Solicitor in Sydney and can talk you through the process. I am also building an Eden Brae Home in Kellyville. In regards to the house, it could have been…

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wongbruce
Mar 18, 2017 10:43 pm
MR.india
MR.india
18 March

landscape plan

landscape plan
NSW

Excellent Gravy, although, my estate requires a plan to be made by a "qualified landscape designer/architect/horticulturist" I will still make one by myself and see if it…

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MR.india
Mar 18, 2017 9:21 pm
MandM+4
MandM+4
18 March

Add a 5th bedroom to this plan

Add a 5th bedroom to this plan

Another option- push the kitchen and laundry up a metre or 2 and put the scullery/WIP on the other end of the kitchen where the alfresco is and put 5th bedroom where they…

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MandM+4
Mar 18, 2017 8:40 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
18 March

Tiling question

Tiling question
WA

Have you got a photo you can post? I'm trying envisage what you wanted and can only think that it would have looked strange to have these lines of tiles running down one…

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arcadelt
Mar 18, 2017 8:37 pm
NicMac03
NicMac03
18 March

Daydream 30(Coral) OR Retreat Q1 (Plantation) ?

Daydream 30(Coral) OR Retreat Q1 (Plantation) ?
QLD

I think you will hear good and bad about every builder. We are building with Coral and have had a fairly positive experience. I think all the steps in the building process…

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NicMac03
Mar 18, 2017 3:11 pm
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kylz4
Mar 17, 2017 7:14 pm
lizbf85
lizbf85
17 March

Porter Davis slow

Porter Davis slow
VIC

they dont care its as simple as that really! we are in the same predicament.

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lizbf85
Mar 17, 2017 4:57 pm
MR.india
MR.india
17 March

Building at The avenue in Jordan Springs

Building at The avenue in Jordan Springs
NSW

We are in Jordan Spring East stage-2, our Land is registering in May, and we are building Arizona 26 from Clarendon / Domain Homes.

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MR.india
Mar 17, 2017 2:14 pm
ruraldoc
ruraldoc
17 March

First time builder - Gj Gardner Galleria 250 - Brisbane nort

First time builder - Gj Gardner Galleria 250 - Brisbane nort
QLD
1, 2

Good luck with your build! We are now six weeks into the "building phase". I think once it's all done, the relief will come! (we sure hope it does!)

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ruraldoc
Mar 17, 2017 1:55 pm
ruraldoc
mrsdoe
mrsdoe
17 March

Custom Dale Alcock Build - Landsdale

Custom Dale Alcock Build - Landsdale
WA
1, 2, 3

Looking great, looks like they're moving along pretty quickly Follow our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura Group): http://tinyurl.com/jlykgph

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mrsdoe
Mar 17, 2017 1:53 pm
mrsdoe
nikil
nikil
17 March

Who is Building with Porter Davis?

Who is Building with Porter Davis?
VIC
1, 2, 3

It's nice to have a least one positive :) Well if they said they wouldn't honour the promo I would have been fighting it as it's them taking their time to do things not…

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nikil
Mar 17, 2017 9:26 am
buildingonup
buildingonup
17 March

First Build Experience -GJ

First Build Experience -GJ
QLD
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Yes that's it like charli said even into the ground so no stepping over :) On another note today is handover!!! Hope all goes well at 3pm and we can be in and settled…

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buildingonup
Mar 17, 2017 8:13 am
stevenha
stevenha
17 March

Building Sahara Belle with Henley !!!!

Building Sahara Belle with Henley !!!!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi, I'm currently with Henley (Monaco Lux Q2) and waiting for them to give me a settlement date. Henley also needs to rectify things from Darbecca's final report since…

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stevenha
Mar 17, 2017 12:22 am

Cabinetry 2 Feb 2017 Kitchen: Base cupboards- Polytec Graphite M Overheads- Polytec Polar White M Benchtops- Polytec Buller Stone M Main Bathroom and…

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buildnbaby
Mar 16, 2017 11:38 pm
Joker
Joker
16 March

Which upgrades decrease new home value?

Which upgrades decrease new home value?
NSW

It's not really that they don't value the extras, it's more that they are valuing the property extremely conservatively so their risk is less, definitely going to a…

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Joker
Mar 16, 2017 10:13 pm
pauldab
pauldab
16 March

Metricon Bohemian 25 in Vic

Metricon Bohemian 25 in Vic
VIC
1, 2, 3

Cheers. For me the raked ceiling was worth the money, I was talking to the chippie who did most of the fixing works last week and after showing his wife our progress…

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pauldab
Mar 16, 2017 10:11 pm
sandra 2016
sandra 2016
16 March

My Masterton Build

My Masterton Build
NSW

Omg someone else feels my pain. Stress is a under statement I am so over these people. My house was completed 4 weeks ago and still issues. If your reading this DONT…

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sandra 2016
Mar 16, 2017 2:44 pm
Ezza78
Ezza78
16 March

Help P soil type - extra costs?

Help P soil type - extra costs?
VIC

We are building on stumps and just had soil test, it's P soil type and need to go down 1.6 metres for footings. Only allocated 1 metre in proposal, I'm worried about what…

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Ezza78
Mar 16, 2017 12:41 pm
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surtees
Mar 16, 2017 11:43 am
surtees
Lames
Lames
16 March

Decision help - flooring, heating, cooling and roofing!

Decision help - flooring, heating, cooling and roofing!
ACT

Thanks algernon - I was doing some reading and I did see that Hebel Powerfloor - I was going to speak to the architect about it today when we meet. Looks interesting. I…

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Lames
Mar 16, 2017 5:31 am
mattncourtz
mattncourtz
16 March

Build with HGWA

Build with HGWA
WA
1, 2

Looking really good! We are in Landsdale also, and been amazed at how many new homes are being built and how quickly the slab to bricks to roof process takes! It's not…

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mattncourtz
Mar 16, 2017 12:02 am
mel_mack
mel_mack
15 March

Custom build in Adelaide.

Custom build in Adelaide.
SA
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Hey can I ask who you went through for your underfloor heating? Did you consider insular heating/electric? What made you choose hydronic? We are looking at polished…

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mel_mack
Mar 15, 2017 11:59 pm
SileNceR
SileNceR
15 March

Custom Build in Warrnambool

Custom Build in Warrnambool
VIC
1 ... 27, 28, 29

Like none of the items are super heavy on their own but Sarah loaded 41 bags of cement which at 20kg a bag is 800kgs, then we unloaded half each when she got it home (I…

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SileNceR
Mar 15, 2017 11:51 pm
abbey27
abbey27
15 March

Engineering Report and Contour Survey

Engineering Report and Contour Survey
WA

Hi there, I am hoping someone can help us. We paid a deposit through one builder and had our engineering reports and site surveys done, but then due to personal…

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abbey27
Mar 15, 2017 11:48 pm
mishb
mishb
15 March

Electrical inclusions - power points

Electrical inclusions - power points

Our standard inclusions for electrical include 5 single power points for rangehood, fridge, dishwasher, microwave and oven. On our electrical plan are power points for…

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mishb
Mar 15, 2017 9:20 pm
ipwarrior
ipwarrior
15 March

Knock Down Rebuild Burbank Onyx 4500 Melbourne Eastern

Knock Down Rebuild Burbank Onyx 4500 Melbourne Eastern
VIC

Hi Berry: I'm building in Wantirna South, My street, is not busy, may be slightly more traffic during school hours, because there's a school about 700m away. I do feel…

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ipwarrior
Mar 15, 2017 7:51 pm
Picto
Picto
15 March

New Build - Pre Completition Inspection QLD

New Build - Pre Completition Inspection QLD
QLD

We are using k-spec at the moment (frame stage) and they have been really good. The inspector we had was knowledgeable and was happy to have a chat about any concerns I had.

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Picto
Mar 15, 2017 4:49 pm
jenza20
jenza20
15 March

Building Inspectors in Perth, WA.

Building Inspectors in Perth, WA.
WA

Thanks so much Zoe!! Will give them a call tomorrow :)

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jenza20
Mar 15, 2017 12:26 am
jenza20
yvonneh
yvonneh
14 March

List of Things You Can't Do Later

List of Things You Can't Do Later
VIC
1, 2

A couple more Shower niche Underfloor heating Level floors (bathroom to living) Un-obscuring glazing (you can always add a film but hard to go back)

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yvonneh
Mar 14, 2017 11:18 pm
wongbruce
wongbruce
14 March

Cost of keeping registered vacant land for 2 yrs

Cost of keeping registered vacant land for 2 yrs
NSW

You should be looking for special conditions in your contract about how long you can leave the land vacant for or whether construction must start within a certain…

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wongbruce
Mar 14, 2017 6:58 pm

Porter Davis Charlton

Porter Davis Charlton
VIC

your suggestion makes total sense :).. thanks... I'll definitely go the glass balustrade at builder.. One thing that i would do cover it with stuff (newpapers or plastics)…

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everistically
Mar 14, 2017 3:34 pm
Bjain
Bjain
14 March

Anyone building with bellriver homes??

Anyone building with bellriver homes??
NSW

Hi, We are looking to get bellriver hes build our new home in north kellyville . I would appreciate if anyone canshare their experience woth bellriver homes? Thanks a lot

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Bjain
Mar 14, 2017 1:04 pm

Basic electrical selections plan

Basic electrical selections plan
NSW

Hi im wondering if anyone can give me some advice on what to select at electrical as the most neccessary and basic things ie: hdmi, internet etc We will have nbn, it is a…

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newwyhouse2233
Mar 14, 2017 12:40 am

Anyone building at Jubilee Estate?

Anyone building at Jubilee Estate?
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hello!! That is so exciting to have a neighbour. We signed up with Simonds a year ago so are now paying late penalties, but their build price has gone up more than the…

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Valerie Kiwikvinna
Mar 13, 2017 11:29 pm
mattncourtz
mattncourtz
13 March

First Time Home Build

First Time Home Build
WA

Hi Caupetzai, We are currently building our second home, and believe that deciding on a builder will be best determined on your building budget. Different builders cater…

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mattncourtz
Mar 13, 2017 11:17 pm
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sudu
Mar 13, 2017 10:06 pm
icat2000
icat2000
13 March

Metricon Price increase

Metricon Price increase

Ouch. That is some penalty. 50K a lot of money.

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icat2000
Mar 13, 2017 7:54 pm
icat2000

Solar Panels | Elara Estate

Solar Panels | Elara Estate
NSW

Kaycee, do you know if we are allowed to put up solar panels on our rooftop here in Elara's Estate? Thanks.

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Johnnycamelately
Mar 13, 2017 3:23 pm
Emmz70
Emmz70
13 March

Building Metricon Franklin 40 Sydney

Building Metricon Franklin 40 Sydney
NSW
1 ... 117, 118, 119

Same here I'm hanging out for a franky visit

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Emmz70
Mar 13, 2017 12:03 pm
kajidzz
kajidzz
13 March

Builder GJ Logan busted - going through QBCC

Builder GJ Logan busted - going through QBCC
QLD
1, 2

totally agree. emailed liquidator last Tuesday to terminate the contract still no reply.

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kajidzz
Mar 13, 2017 11:41 am

What to inspect during construction phase

What to inspect during construction phase

Unless you have professional building knowledge you won't know what to look for. Consider getting your own independent inspector for critical stages of your build.

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building-expert
Mar 13, 2017 11:39 am
building-expert
faykis
faykis
13 March

Median Home price, overcapitalization and bank valuation

Median Home price, overcapitalization and bank valuation
NSW

Hi all, we are a couple looking to build our first home in Schofields, NSW area. This home is mainly living purpose but want to…

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faykis
Mar 13, 2017 11:29 am
faykis
Glendale45
Glendale45
13 March

Our Glendale 45 build

Our Glendale 45 build
VIC
1 ... 82, 83, 84

Sorry for the late reply! No we didn't have to contact anyone. M did all of that for us. I'm pretty sure once you are at luckup stage SM will book it in (can take 7 weeks…

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Glendale45
Mar 13, 2017 9:46 am
Glendale45
charlibear
charlibear
12 March

Building our first house with Aspect Homes Qld

Building our first house with Aspect Homes Qld
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Congrats!! The splash back is just gorgeous!! Loving the wall paper Don't forget pics for us once you've moved in GJ Gardner Modified Coolum 277 …

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charlibear
Mar 12, 2017 7:02 pm
charlibear


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