Home
Pros
Forum
  • About
  • Join Community
  • Contact
Reply
WatchingStarredHistory
InboxSent
MembersPros
#Unanswered     #Active

Forum
Building A New House
Topics
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
phantom18
phantom18
1 August 2017

Has anyone built with Sterling Homes?

Has anyone built with Sterling Homes?
SA

In the very early stages with Sterling homes, up to the selections phase now. So far very happy with the Communication, I see they have got some poor reviews, however I…

11
4581
phantom18
Aug 01, 2017 12:13 pm
aden
aden
1 August 2017

Anyone building with McDonald Jones in Newcastle?

Anyone building with McDonald Jones in Newcastle?
NSW

i have included flooring tiles and carpet and tiling to the alfresco areas . look at lighting and what you need. also i am getting frosted glass on the bathrooms…

3
313
aden
Aug 01, 2017 11:53 am
Mimpi
Mimpi
1 August 2017

Building Equis Lake The Vines Easy Start/Summit Homes

Building Equis Lake The Vines Easy Start/Summit Homes
WA

Great looking home! Sorry to hear that you had so many issues. We are looking at building out there also. Wondering if we could get any info as to what land developers had…

2
347
Mimpi
Aug 01, 2017 11:02 am
lovisa
lovisa
31 July 2017

Soil removal from scrape

Soil removal from scrape
1, 2

Entliza feel your pain. Have emailed guy and asked for clarification onthesoil and kerb cutting Hoping a reply back soon

26
848
lovisa
Jul 31, 2017 11:04 pm
elleimac
elleimac
31 July 2017

building timeline and tips for those starting out

building timeline and tips for those starting out

Thanks for sharing. Yesterday we went through our contract with our builder and we came out of the meeting with items we want them to update and align with what's in the…

6
1027
elleimac
Jul 31, 2017 10:40 pm
elleimac
Rebeccabicknell
Rebeccabicknell
31 July 2017

SE Melbourne hopeful first time builders (house and land pac

SE Melbourne hopeful first time builders (house and land pac
VIC

Hey guys, We desperately want to build a home! But needing all the advice we can get from people actually doing it! information on low deposit/ no deposit would schemes…

0
136
Rebeccabicknell
Jul 31, 2017 9:43 pm
Ezza78
Ezza78
31 July 2017

Timeless Grey - Dulux paint colour

Timeless Grey - Dulux paint colour
VIC

That would look gorgeous, I love timeless grey, tranquil retreat and endless dusk. We found tranquil a little to white for us so picked endless dusk instead. Timeless…

7
697
Ezza78
Jul 31, 2017 5:48 pm
Puddlette
Puddlette
31 July 2017

We are building Manhattan by Simonds Homes

We are building Manhattan by Simonds Homes
VIC

Do you have photos of your gallery selections? Did you make any changes to your floor plan at all? :)

1
307
Puddlette
Jul 31, 2017 12:55 pm
Puddlette
t.h.e.Designer
t.h.e.Designer
31 July 2017

Rooms 20mm smaller than they should be?

Rooms 20mm smaller than they should be?

I'd be very careful about approaching them with your 20mm concern, as you'll probably be laughed at as this is normal - you'll come across uneducated and they'll undermine…

6
421
t.h.e.Designer
Jul 31, 2017 7:36 am
t.h.e.Designer
fhome
fhome
30 July 2017

Comments on Zucalla or Snowdon home builders

Comments on Zucalla or Snowdon home builders
VIC

Copying my review here so maybe I can save some people their money - Everyone's a…

8
2937
fhome
Jul 30, 2017 7:35 pm
Koda
Koda
30 July 2017

Smaller builder vs Bigger Builder?

Smaller builder vs Bigger Builder?
NSW

Bigger builders can easily go out of business too. The Home Owners Warranty insurance should kick in if the builder goes broke or dies.

1
166
Koda
Jul 30, 2017 3:15 pm
Koda
HFBMPC
HFBMPC
30 July 2017

Metro - Minters Fields, Mount Barker SA

Metro - Minters Fields, Mount Barker SA
SA

Congrats on the slab! What were your selections like?

5
354
HFBMPC
Jul 30, 2017 12:40 pm
HFBMPC
msalmank
msalmank
30 July 2017

Selecting a House & Land Package - Selecting separately?

Selecting a House & Land Package - Selecting separately?
VIC

Thanks for that advice. We secured a piece of land this weekend with an appropriate lot size that most house designs would fit onto. Given your comment, I was a bit…

4
269
msalmank
Jul 30, 2017 7:57 am
Jayney
Jayney
30 July 2017

Anyone built with Adenbrook Homes in Sydney?

Anyone built with Adenbrook Homes in Sydney?
NSW

I would not build with them contact me and I will show you our house appalling workmanship

16
2685
Jayney
Jul 30, 2017 12:43 am
tdk14
tdk14
29 July 2017

Preliminary Agreement help, new to building.

Preliminary Agreement help, new to building.
WA

Go ahead with it, if you are serious about them - and be sure to add ALL the inclusions you'd like, that you can think of. The PA doesn't lock you into a build (double…

2
291
tdk14
Jul 29, 2017 11:39 pm
tdk14
dreamhomz
dreamhomz
29 July 2017

Wall/Ceiling Insulation Melbourne

Wall/Ceiling Insulation Melbourne

I just get to know the frame details of our house : Pine – Studs – F5 HI – 90 X…

5
447
dreamhomz
Jul 29, 2017 11:02 pm
64
5358
Jess_89
Jul 29, 2017 9:31 pm
Jess_89
Sarah13
Sarah13
29 July 2017

PGH Smokey Grey Brick

PGH Smokey Grey Brick

Does anyone have some recent pictures of their homes done with PGH Smokey Grey brick please?

0
175
Sarah13
Jul 29, 2017 6:41 pm
Sarah13
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
29 July 2017

Please help - MJH or M??

Please help - MJH or M??

hunter_home I suggest you discuss this with a Structural Engineer and also get them to design & supervise the hebel blockwork as well Most West Australians Won't have a…

11
715
StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 29, 2017 9:47 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
29 July 2017

Building Retreat 305- Hallmark Homes Qld- New Beith

Building Retreat 305- Hallmark Homes Qld- New Beith
QLD
1, 2

I hear you on the retaining! We talk about retaining but it will all come down to $. We are also planting fruit trees and are actually going to plant the first lot this…

30
1714
Tamara1975
Jul 29, 2017 2:27 am
mahen3d
mahen3d
28 July 2017

Clarendon Paddington 29 Electrical plan feedback

Clarendon Paddington 29 Electrical plan feedback
NSW

Thanks for the reply, it really helpful to see this plans and set my mind on things we might needed, thanks again for sharing this with us.

2
446
mahen3d
Jul 28, 2017 11:28 pm
miscbunch
miscbunch
28 July 2017

Lead-in dilemma

Lead-in dilemma
VIC

Hi all I have recently moved into our newly build house, but I am having issues getting phone cable lead-in to take place at the property. I applied for internet…

0
152
miscbunch
Jul 28, 2017 3:42 pm

Keys 19/10/15. Moved in 10/11/15. Landscaping + a deck ideas

Keys 19/10/15. Moved in 10/11/15. Landscaping + a deck ideas
WA
1 ... 94, 95, 96

Hi hun!! Sorry its been so long since I've logged on. Been so busy around the house and with work. We just put in a pool so was going to come on and update with pics…

1913
92749
Our Honeywood Build
Jul 28, 2017 9:08 am
Our Honeywood Build
deepugjacob
deepugjacob
28 July 2017

Interior designers recommended

Interior designers recommended
NSW

Thanks mate.... if you don't mind me asking. Does he charge an hourly rate or is it for the entire project. Guess he is quiet busy

2
283
deepugjacob
Jul 28, 2017 7:15 am
Rubble13
Rubble13
27 July 2017

Cut and Fill Sand Pad

Cut and Fill Sand Pad

Hi Everyone, Im a newbie here. But thought this would be the best arena to get the sort of advice i need. We are building our "forever home"on a 506 Sqm sloping…

0
194
Rubble13
Jul 27, 2017 11:34 pm
Lukbon h
Lukbon h
27 July 2017

Summit homes Perth

Summit homes Perth
WA

Hi Spiffmiff, We are building a custom built house in the Hills, its loosely based on the Lancelin design. Victor has been really good so far, few minor things that we…

6
454
Lukbon h
Jul 27, 2017 3:29 pm
sstan
sstan
27 July 2017

Anyone building at Kimberly estate (Chi avenue) Keysborough

Anyone building at Kimberly estate (Chi avenue) Keysborough
VIC
1, 2

Thanks Yanni. We are building with Henley. I really can't comment on the site cost until our tender appointment they will tell us if any reinforcement required and how…

39
2419
sstan
Jul 27, 2017 8:36 am
gummz
gummz
27 July 2017

How in scale were your initial set of drawings

How in scale were your initial set of drawings

Hi engineer_wa, We found that it was just a poor job and a revision of all measurements fixed it.

3
430
gummz
Jul 27, 2017 6:26 am
engineer_wa
engineer_wa
27 July 2017

Working Drawings Complete about to go to Engineering

Working Drawings Complete about to go to Engineering
VIC

I agree, a BIM model is extremely helpful - ideally the model could also include electrical and systems

4
356
engineer_wa
Jul 27, 2017 5:44 am
engineer_wa
aden
aden
26 July 2017

lyndhurst mcdonald jones homes

lyndhurst mcdonald jones homes
NSW

hi has anyone built a modified mcdonald jones homes lyndhurst we are looking at having a 6 to 7 bedroom lyndhurst grnade. thanks any images plans etc would be great thanks

0
316
aden
Jul 26, 2017 4:16 pm
CKY
CKY
26 July 2017

Metricon Liberty 45 Carlingford

Metricon Liberty 45 Carlingford
NSW

Hi Myeap We are going to KDR Glendale 38 on pymble and just last month acceptrd contract (freedom series do not have tender stage).

7
857
CKY
Jul 26, 2017 3:34 pm
CKY
Moose256
Moose256
26 July 2017

Big M / Metr!con Homes: - Studio M & Upgrade Prices!

Big M / Metr!con Homes: - Studio M & Upgrade Prices!
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hey all New to the forum. Has anyone built a Grandview 31 or above in the plantation facade that could send pictures of what the finished product looks like. And is…

120
38391
Moose256
Jul 26, 2017 1:54 pm
elleimac
elleimac
26 July 2017

Contract Reviewed by Solicitor / Lawyer

Contract Reviewed by Solicitor / Lawyer
QLD

Building a Clarendon Parkhill at Pimpama QLD

1
236
elleimac
Jul 26, 2017 8:33 am
elleimac

Street view

1
244
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.

13
975
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…

0
102
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…

4
277
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,…

0
106
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!

2
189
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…

3
527
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,…

1
184
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…

3
408
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…

5
200
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…

4
558
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"…

5
519
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?

27
2678
TSC
Jul 25, 2017 10:56 am
0
110
newbuild22
Jul 25, 2017 10:15 am


Homeone Australian & New Zealand

Australia's largest home building and renovation
community with over 1.7 million posts

Home
Pros
Forum
Start a new topic
About
Join Community
Advertise
Contact Homeone
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2018
Australia's largest home building and
renovation community
Homeone
About

Terms
Privacy

Follow homeone on FacebookFollow homeone on TwitterFollow homeone on Google+
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2018