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Katie Means
Katie Means
28 August 2017

Submitting plans for approval

Submitting plans for approval
NSW

Hi Everyone, My husband and I bought land in the Highlands - Bingara Gorge a couple of months ago.…

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Katie Means
Aug 28, 2017 1:23 pm
fademan
fademan
27 August 2017

Porter Davis double storey

Porter Davis double storey
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

We aren't getting evap, but refrigerated...I thought in that case it's the same outlets

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fademan
Aug 27, 2017 11:14 pm
VictoriaEve
VictoriaEve
27 August 2017

KDR Rawson Balmoral 38 MKI

KDR Rawson Balmoral 38 MKI
NSW
1, 2

I think the issue was we just let them do their thing and didn't chase them up enough so our job got moved to the bottom of the list. The main problem was with the…

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VictoriaEve
Aug 27, 2017 10:43 pm
kayotic
kayotic
27 August 2017

Custom Builders in Melbourne (Eastern suburbs)

Custom Builders in Melbourne (Eastern suburbs)
VIC

Hi everyone! We are looking to build our first home and have been burnt by a certain volume builder once so we decided to get our own draftsman. We are now at a stage…

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kayotic
Aug 27, 2017 3:39 pm

Hello everyone, Sorry I wasn’t able to provide…

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mamba
Aug 26, 2017 10:50 pm
mamba
building-expert
building-expert
26 August 2017

Signed building contract and paid deposit, can we cancel?

Signed building contract and paid deposit, can we cancel?
VIC

If you have signed building contract then the option to walk away could be very expensive for you. If you do (in breach of contract), builder will be entitled to the…

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building-expert
Aug 26, 2017 7:05 pm
building-expert
fully
fully
26 August 2017

Henley house and land package

Henley house and land package

Henley replied to my questions, sort of. I just picked a generic house and land package that they advised "This includes: - All site and council costs - …

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fully
Aug 26, 2017 11:45 am
lulumose
lulumose
26 August 2017

Henley Ready-Built Homes

Henley Ready-Built Homes
VIC

Hi momofthree, please let me know how you went with this. Any information you can share would be super helpful.

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lulumose
Aug 26, 2017 7:27 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 August 2017

gap from slab of internal hallway wall

gap from slab of internal hallway wall

@erecttvantennas Its either the designers, slab or the bricklayer..sorry to be stating the obvious. 1. Check the slab against the drawing dimensions they should be in…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 25, 2017 9:22 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Entilzha
Entilzha
24 August 2017

Allowing for solar panels to be added later?

Allowing for solar panels to be added later?
VIC

Agree with Ryalls_first_build. Solar panels are aftermarket retro fitted all the time. If you had problems fitting them to a new build then they didn't build your house…

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Entilzha
Aug 24, 2017 10:07 pm
Mec06
Mec06
24 August 2017

Vienna Q1 build in Capestone, Mango Hill (Plantation Homes)

Vienna Q1 build in Capestone, Mango Hill (Plantation Homes)
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Haha, I thought the same thing but couldn't place it and then saw this post

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Mec06
Aug 24, 2017 9:25 pm
Mec06
Dean Slight
Dean Slight
24 August 2017

Knock down rebuild duel occ

Knock down rebuild duel occ
NSW

Seen ANSA homes have quite a few designs, but i am looking at doing a similar thing, not much luck in finding history of built projects either, but id budget 15-20k to…

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Dean Slight
Aug 24, 2017 5:49 pm
HFBMPC
HFBMPC
24 August 2017

Getting Ready for Renters

Getting Ready for Renters
VIC

Hey Talkey Im looking into this also - Ive found I will need to organise: Letterbox Landscaping Driveway/Perimeter path Blinds to all windows External Wall Clothes…

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HFBMPC
Aug 24, 2017 5:36 pm
HFBMPC
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
24 August 2017

Studio M

Studio M

Ranon Unfortunately, You need to provide more information ie Species, contour, geotech engineering, plans Reasons being 1.The spreadsheets are generally customised for…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 24, 2017 4:13 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Johnmc
Johnmc
24 August 2017

Townhouse build price

Townhouse build price

Hi, Needs some assistance on what it costs per sqr to build some townhouses (turnkey). I have had so many varying prices. Has anyone had any experience here

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Johnmc
Aug 24, 2017 1:41 pm
buildingnanna
buildingnanna
23 August 2017

Building with Hickinbotham

Building with Hickinbotham
SA

Mine took a couple of months had to wait for selections appointment

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buildingnanna
Aug 23, 2017 11:36 pm
buildingnanna
Doulton777
Doulton777
23 August 2017

Anyone building with Metricon

Anyone building with Metricon
VIC

Thanks for the info. Metricon is telling us they don't have the film material. They haven't it it for a long time. So this is interesting to see. viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Aug 23, 2017 5:26 pm
Doulton777
MR.india
MR.india
23 August 2017

Jordan Springs East

Jordan Springs East
NSW

I would expect Landlease to send out a communication in a week or two with registration dates.

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MR.india
Aug 23, 2017 1:51 pm
Entilzha
Entilzha
23 August 2017

A week in the life of Building -Expert

A week in the life of Building -Expert
VIC
1, 2

he is more about the framing/windows/roof etc, no real engineering knowledge re slabs etc nowadays from what i have been told the builders engineer does a pre pour…

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Entilzha
Aug 23, 2017 12:03 pm
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Tamara1975
Aug 23, 2017 8:14 am
Talkey
Talkey
22 August 2017

The back fence

The back fence
VIC

Hi all, My house is nearly done and I'm just thinking about the back fence. I want to get a nice high one for extra privacy. I'm thinking 2100 would be good or maybe…

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Talkey
Aug 22, 2017 3:50 pm
Talkey
sco77k
sco77k
22 August 2017

Delays and Extension of Time Clause

Delays and Extension of Time Clause
NSW

thanks for the tip. Yes 61 days! Various reasons such as extra rock excavation, rain delays, wet site. Sydney has also had one of its driest winters so it is very…

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sco77k
Aug 22, 2017 11:12 am
sco77k
immu999
immu999
21 August 2017

Building Portland 25 Carlisle Homes

Building Portland 25 Carlisle Homes
VIC

was about to finalise and the price increased. its now $212,900 for Portland 25, $3000 more than what it was two months ago. Can i have an idea on what it was in 2016?…

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immu999
Aug 21, 2017 8:40 pm
bashworth
bashworth
21 August 2017

what are the steps to building

what are the steps to building

Deciding how much you can afford is definitely the first step. The block plus the initial house price should be considerably less than you budget. see Finding…

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bashworth
Aug 21, 2017 3:43 pm
bashworth
sudu
sudu
21 August 2017

Feedback on new house plan?

Feedback on new house plan?
NSW

Thanks for your suggestions. The design has changed and house build in progress.

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sudu
Aug 21, 2017 11:12 am
kkphilly93
kkphilly93
20 August 2017

Our Henley Palace Q1

Our Henley Palace Q1
VIC

So it's been a few months and we have been very busy! Tender and contracts are long signed and sorted, we applied for our loan and first home owner grant and everything…

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kkphilly93
Aug 20, 2017 10:17 pm
kkphilly93
Tribe7
Tribe7
20 August 2017

Custom small lot - Brisbane. Finished pics on page 18...

Custom small lot - Brisbane. Finished pics on page 18...
QLD
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Yes please Travis, would love to see some new build pics. Did you use the same builder?

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Tribe7
Aug 20, 2017 7:24 pm
Tribe7
icat2000
icat2000
20 August 2017

Building my first home need some advise please

Building my first home need some advise please

Just from the point of resale. It depends on whether the house is your forever house. You have to ask them what they mean by exclusions. And ask them about the driveway…

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icat2000
Aug 20, 2017 5:14 pm
icat2000
Mum to 3Ms
Mum to 3Ms
20 August 2017

Perry Homes NSW. Good or Bad?

Perry Homes NSW. Good or Bad?
NSW

This may be too late for you ( I only recently discovered this web site and am absolutely loving the honesty and ideas people have!) We have been in negotiations for…

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Mum to 3Ms
Aug 20, 2017 4:40 pm
Salfield
Salfield
18 August 2017

Newcastle nsw builders

Newcastle nsw builders
NSW

G'day all. First post so please don't flame me. Just after advice from anyone who has built in Newcastle. We have purchased a place at Adamstown heights which we will…

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Salfield
Aug 18, 2017 9:45 pm
Joker
Joker
18 August 2017

When to lock-in with a builder

When to lock-in with a builder

Do the maths and compare these costs against likely price rises.

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Joker
Aug 18, 2017 12:20 pm
TheWaitingGame
TheWaitingGame
17 August 2017

Builders Insurance - what does it actually cover?

Builders Insurance - what does it actually cover?
VIC

Hi, We are building in Melbourne and wanted to know if you had any damage happen to a fence with a neighbour as a result of the build and if you were able to claim the…

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TheWaitingGame
Aug 17, 2017 7:51 pm
Rochelle-1212
Rochelle-1212
17 August 2017

Magnolia Estate, Hamlyn Terrace

Magnolia Estate, Hamlyn Terrace
NSW

Hi, I am in Magnolia Estate in Stage 3 as well, building now... Nice to see others building there too! Who are you both building with? :)

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Rochelle-1212
Aug 17, 2017 7:48 pm
Bertocchiham
Bertocchiham
17 August 2017

Wide frontage Floorplans

Wide frontage Floorplans

Wondering how guys have got along with the design? We are still deciding but have also bought a block of land in the mervue estate too!

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Bertocchiham
Aug 17, 2017 6:39 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
17 August 2017

Online internal and external colour simulator

Online internal and external colour simulator

A web search would have got you there, but here you go: http://australbricks.com.au/ivisualise

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arcadelt
Aug 17, 2017 4:04 pm
Dami_nic01
Dami_nic01
17 August 2017

Anyone building in Bradley Heights?

Anyone building in Bradley Heights?
NSW
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Hi All, After all ,our construction has been started early this month,Expected to be completed by end of Jan.. As per the design guidelines ,We have been adviced to use…

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Dami_nic01
Aug 17, 2017 2:13 pm
mlionel20
mlionel20
17 August 2017

Builder or fence contractor for higher fence?

Builder or fence contractor for higher fence?
VIC

Hi guys, I just had my handover of my house and we are looking to build a fence that is higher than the standard 1.2m allowed by the council. This is in Victoria with the…

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mlionel20
Aug 17, 2017 11:27 am
Shannen051
Shannen051
17 August 2017

Oracle platnium homes hunter valley

Oracle platnium homes hunter valley
NSW

Hi. I'm building with oracle platinum homes in the hunter valley. Haven't started our build yet and everything seems to be taking forever! We settled on our land in early…

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Shannen051
Aug 17, 2017 11:20 am
spal
spal
17 August 2017

Building with bellriver at riverstone

Building with bellriver at riverstone
NSW

Okay, so you choose Bell river as your builders. I thought other way, I had a home and land package. Not sure about your case, probably someone who build with them will…

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spal
Aug 17, 2017 8:24 am
wongbruce
wongbruce
16 August 2017

Roof Sarking

Roof Sarking

viewtopic.php?t=89203 Check this out Kind Regards, Bruce "Building an Eden Brae Waldorf 50 in North Kellyville" Blog: http://waldorf50.blogspot.com.au A Mobile…

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wongbruce
Aug 16, 2017 9:57 pm
Berek
Berek
16 August 2017

McDonald Jones - site access, steel frame and data cabling

McDonald Jones - site access, steel frame and data cabling
NSW

If it’s brick then easy to drop cable on outside walls as there is a gap. Much harder on inside walls unless you know exactly where the holes are and if they go through…

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Berek
Aug 16, 2017 9:38 pm
MannyP
MannyP
16 August 2017

Good eve All

Good eve All
SA

I am seeing builder on friday to finalise home design, can you guys give any tips for better deal? Thank you Manny

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MannyP
Aug 16, 2017 9:04 pm
KateBT
KateBT
16 August 2017

Anyone building with MainVue Homes

Anyone building with MainVue Homes
VIC
1 ... 37, 38, 39

Hey Did you end up building the Cullen? We are just considering it but it's not on display anywhere and no one has any photos either! How did you get on? Kate

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KateBT
Aug 16, 2017 7:32 pm

hi we are building a branson 32 sq at riverstone we are waiting for our drawings to come back and council approval we paid our 15400 still haven't seen much progress yet…

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markandsam
Aug 16, 2017 5:30 pm

hi we are on brianna street off riverstone road building a branson 32 sq where about are you building there is some firstyle on jack street as well

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markandsam
Aug 16, 2017 5:25 pm
devnik0202
devnik0202
16 August 2017

Not Happy with Valuation

Not Happy with Valuation
NSW

Valuation with the new lender: Valuation: 500 Expected Value: 530 Brokers says we are better off to go woth BOM. So I think will have to wait 6 more weeks before the…

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devnik0202
Aug 16, 2017 4:33 pm

I used Hardies 150mm Linea on my country owner build house Partially complete Finished

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Beetaloo
Aug 16, 2017 3:09 pm
Beetaloo

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