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Phoenix
Phoenix
8 April

PORTER DAVIS STAIRS HELP

PORTER DAVIS STAIRS HELP
VIC

Our Traditional Stair Option 2 cost 5,321 plus we requested for feng shui winder and bottom handrail upgrade $1,273, total of $6,594. I suggest you speak with your sales…

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Phoenix
Apr 08, 2017 5:18 pm
Phoenix

Frustration with Carlisle Homes

Frustration with Carlisle Homes

@Siteri you have every right to feel disappointed A single storey House shouldn't take 12+ months to build? Shifting the blame to shortage of Trades is poor form,the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 08, 2017 10:56 am
StructuralBIMGuy
jr15
jr15
8 April

My build - colour selections update

My build - colour selections update
QLD

Officially started yesterday afternoon digging the footings! So exciting.

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jr15
Apr 08, 2017 9:50 am
alyise_
alyise_
7 April

Oakworth homes - anyone building with them?

Oakworth homes - anyone building with them?
NSW

Hi there Currently building with them now. Halfway through the construction. Their tender was pretty accurate when you take away a few price increases due to late land…

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alyise_
Apr 07, 2017 5:17 pm
reps
reps
7 April

very minimal design guidelines

very minimal design guidelines
VIC

Just an update. The developer's agent replied (and surprisingly quick as well) saying that "There is no design guidelines . Just normal council…

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reps
Apr 07, 2017 12:52 pm
pseidus
pseidus
6 April

Henley - North-east Melb site supervisors

Henley - North-east Melb site supervisors
VIC

*Bump* I'm also looking to build with Henley in the north east and would be good to know this information, as well as the craftsmanship of subcontractors in the area.

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pseidus
Apr 06, 2017 1:16 pm
naziac
naziac
6 April

Building with PD Homes, Recommendations?

Building with PD Homes, Recommendations?
VIC
1, 2

We have site start booked in a week and its been a total of 5 months of delay which we've been told isn't so bad. We went through PD and Carlisle all the way to Tender and…

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naziac
Apr 06, 2017 1:25 am

Paid extra for concrete piering

Paid extra for concrete piering

Hi we paid extra for concrete piering they said our sewage pipes were to close the house we paid about $6,500

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Country house
Apr 05, 2017 8:59 pm
GLO
GLO
5 April

What did you do yourself after handover to save money?

What did you do yourself after handover to save money?
WA

Very good point! Might best to review this and re phrase the question: What are the 'MUST LEAVE FOR THE BUILDER TO DO ' things to be covered by the builders warranty?

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GLO
Apr 05, 2017 8:07 pm
Caramel
Caramel
5 April

Sandstock Bricks

Sandstock Bricks

Hi, My husband and I are wanting to build our house with PGH sandstock bricks. We are finding it really difficult to find houses close to us to look at. If anyone has…

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Caramel
Apr 05, 2017 3:03 pm

Solar Panel Quotes - Melbourne

Solar Panel Quotes - Melbourne
VIC

Hi all, I've received a quote yesterday and the following are the 3 quotes details. This is in Melbourne, no shading on premise and double storey dwelling. Posting this…

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cesarspalace
Apr 05, 2017 11:00 am
kaycee
kaycee
5 April

Grantham Estate, Riverstone

Grantham Estate, Riverstone
NSW
1 ... 38, 39, 40

1. Kwigan 2. Dryden 3. McDonnell "Residents will have about 28 days to have their say once the list of names go on public exhibition at a date yet to be determined."

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kaycee
Apr 05, 2017 6:22 am
dee13
dee13
5 April

P & L HGWA Build - SOR

P & L HGWA Build - SOR
WA
1, 2

Hi Smurf, love your kitchen I was just wondering, do you guys have a join in your kitchen stone? & if so, where did your cabinet makers put it?

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dee13
Apr 05, 2017 1:05 am

Hallmark Homes

Hallmark Homes
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Not sure if anyone looks at this thread anymore - but I need some help from other Hallmark builders! Can anyone tell me what you were charged for pot drawers, micro…

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Bridgetwitch
Apr 04, 2017 1:01 pm
Bridgetwitch
Emmz70
Emmz70
3 April

Deleray Clyde North Villawood

Deleray Clyde North Villawood
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Always an anxious time lol. I was very worried about my facade but I'm satisfied now and I still have flooring and tiles to go and I'm still super super nervous lol…

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Emmz70
Apr 03, 2017 11:01 pm
arcachon
arcachon
3 April

No variations in building contract

No variations in building contract

I have never heard of a No Variation Contract so not qualified to comment on it. I don't see how it would benefit either the customer or the builder. Variations occur in…

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arcachon
Apr 03, 2017 10:34 pm
Ezza78
Ezza78
3 April

Arden Homes Custom Mercer - Melbourne

Arden Homes Custom Mercer - Melbourne
VIC

Thinking of switching builders to Arden Bespoke, after getting to almost contract stage. We're you happy with your house? Any advice?

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Ezza78
Apr 03, 2017 9:23 pm

Front fence brickwork in build contract?

Front fence brickwork in build contract?
WA

Hi Riverside Trades rates have dropped in perth, shop around, do it yourself and save

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 03, 2017 9:08 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Kidlat
Kidlat
3 April

Site Costs

Site Costs

Yes all fixed, except for the BAL I think, as explained by SC if by building start the BAL requirement is lifted they will credit it back.. Will still build, just need to…

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Kidlat
Apr 03, 2017 5:23 pm
pj87
pj87
3 April

Fencing Contractor Recommendation

Fencing Contractor Recommendation
VIC

Hi all I'm looking for recommendations for fencing contractors in the Southern Suburbs of Melbourne, Officer, Berwick etc... Thanks :)

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pj87
Apr 03, 2017 10:06 am
JayaJaya
JayaJaya
2 April

Need help with Kitchen Design!!!

Need help with Kitchen Design!!!
QLD

What did you end up doing? Greys and silvers are both industrial and coastal, Pale grey cupboards, and white-ish bench tops are a good place to start. There are some…

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JayaJaya
Apr 02, 2017 5:05 pm
JayaJaya
quiggs
quiggs
2 April

Henley Palace Q1

Henley Palace Q1
VIC

Sorry there kkphilly93, We have pretty much been in the land developers holding pattern of having titles constantly pushed back, they are now projecting Q4 2017 which says…

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quiggs
Apr 02, 2017 10:47 am

Finally got the lawn done before the rain! LANDSCAPING IS OVER! Time for me to pack up shop! Enjoy the pics.... I wish everyone luck with their builds. There will be good…

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BL35ED
Apr 02, 2017 10:23 am
Tribe7
Tribe7
2 April

Hotondo Homes Tasmania - Hobart Build

Hotondo Homes Tasmania - Hobart Build
TAS

Hello Nellmaree, Which home have you decided to build through hotondo?? Do you have any pics of your floor plan or colour selections, we all love having a look. I'm…

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Tribe7
Apr 02, 2017 10:09 am
Tribe7

Anyone building in Moreton Regional Council and recently had

Anyone building in Moreton Regional Council and recently had
QLD

For future reference and anyone viewing this post - mine took less that a week :)

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maddielouxx
Apr 01, 2017 4:57 pm

We're Building a Metricon Barkly 29

We're Building a Metricon Barkly 29
QLD
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hello Rich. I am Rita and we will also build a Barkly 29 in the southside of Brisbane. Building might start in May. Thank you for these posts. They are very helpful. I am…

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Rita Barkly29
Apr 01, 2017 12:58 am
TheGirlie
TheGirlie
1 April

Land and house valuation

Land and house valuation
QLD

Yeah it's completely ridiculous!! but it was the easiest way for us to get around the valuation.

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TheGirlie
Apr 01, 2017 12:17 am
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Talkey
Mar 31, 2017 11:41 pm
Talkey
insider
insider
31 March

Independent soil test

Independent soil test

I agree with Sparkie. The usually use one company to do the soil test, site survey and engineering as a package so they sometime use one or two companies they are…

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insider
Mar 31, 2017 7:41 pm
insider

Standard range Austral Bricks

Standard range Austral Bricks
NSW

Hey thanks so much Just saw your other post. We are going to build the hemipshere 35, but we just have some issues with excavating our block due to its slope so we…

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newwyhouse2233
Mar 31, 2017 3:47 pm
ruraldoc
ruraldoc
31 March

Tile company charging for different tile lay pattern

Tile company charging for different tile lay pattern
NSW

Thanks, that looks helpful... I keep dreaming of DIY, but alas no time or skill or experience...

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ruraldoc
Mar 31, 2017 3:40 pm
ruraldoc

Thanks Debbie we now need a new front fence. Our neighbours also need a new back fence too. Hope everyone else pulled out ok. The kids enjoyed a day at home and being…

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Shanniidc
Mar 31, 2017 1:35 pm
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lizbf85
Mar 31, 2017 10:14 am
jcrabbitoh
jcrabbitoh
31 March

McDonald Jones Homes

McDonald Jones Homes
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

The link you supplied appears to be just your photos and comments. Where is the new forum?

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jcrabbitoh
Mar 31, 2017 8:34 am
Skyepie
Skyepie
30 March

First Home - Mango Hill, QLD

First Home - Mango Hill, QLD
QLD
1, 2

Those are my favourite colour bricks look good and going so fast M A R C O O L A 3 2 - Coral homes

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Skyepie
Mar 30, 2017 1:12 pm
Skyepie
buildX
buildX
30 March

Advice needed - what stage to do independant inspection?

Advice needed - what stage to do independant inspection?
VIC

Its ideal not to skip a building inspection stages. We used to hire http://www.brenthenessinspections.com/…

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buildX
Mar 30, 2017 11:42 am
buildX
Horse
Horse
29 March

Fence before build - neighbor dispute

Fence before build - neighbor dispute
NSW
1, 2

Can it not be settled amicably? I know there is a rule that fence is shared 50/50 but what if you still don't have the funds? Maybe the reason they are not yet building is…

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Horse
Mar 29, 2017 10:23 pm
Sayem769
Sayem769
28 March

Double Storey House in Oran Park

Double Storey House in Oran Park
NSW

Hi we are planning to build a double storey house in Oran Park with BellRiver homes. I would love to get advice and opinions from others who are building with BellRiver…

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Sayem769
Mar 28, 2017 10:14 pm
vickyr
vickyr
28 March

Who's building with Seddon Homes? Melbourne

Who's building with Seddon Homes? Melbourne
VIC

Hi any body build your home with seddon homes? how's your experience?

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vickyr
Mar 28, 2017 7:43 pm
bank
bank
28 March

Is this an unreasonable request?

Is this an unreasonable request?
VIC

We also went over our 10 days and the builder didn't bat an eye. We had talked to them about what would happen if we never got finance (or a building permit since that…

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bank
Mar 28, 2017 6:00 pm
bank

Hi all, I have started this whole 'building my first home' process... sooo many decisions haha. I have just received plans back and i am pretty happy. I'm just wanting…

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Firsthomefirst
Mar 28, 2017 5:31 pm
Kenlis27
Kenlis27
28 March

Henley Monterey Belle Q2

Henley Monterey Belle Q2
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Great thanks for that, its not too bad I was thinking more. I am looking at the Vienna or Monaco at this stage. Thanks Lisa :)

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Kenlis27
Mar 28, 2017 4:11 pm
spatailsteve
spatailsteve
28 March

Help! What does this lines mean in the map?? Future impact/

Help! What does this lines mean in the map?? Future impact/
NSW

This thick dashed line is not any kind of utility or easement, in my experience I would suggest this is most likely to indicate the area the set of plans relates to and on…

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spatailsteve
Mar 28, 2017 12:41 am
spatailsteve
Doc Freeman
Doc Freeman
28 March

Building with JG King

Building with JG King

Sounds reminiscent of our experience with JG King. Their communication once we got to construction was pathetic, and customer focus was non-existent. They even boast that…

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Doc Freeman
Mar 28, 2017 12:04 am
voz
voz
27 March

Downlight provisions & install after handover... What to do?

Downlight provisions & install after handover... What to do?
NSW

Hi All, Building a single storey with Eden Brae homes. Is it a good idea to install downlights after the handover to save some money. Anything the builder should do for…

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voz
Mar 27, 2017 11:56 pm
voz
voz
27 March

Installing ducted air conditioning after handover?

Installing ducted air conditioning after handover?

Hi All, I'm contemplating on whether to include Ducted AC in my package with Eden Brae Homes or not. They have quoted $11,614 for 12.4KW, 2 Zones. Just wanted to check…

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voz
Mar 27, 2017 11:30 pm
alexandraa
alexandraa
27 March

Regional FHOG VIC

Regional FHOG VIC
VIC

That's okay! Good idea, probably your best bet and then you'll guaranteed to get it ☺

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alexandraa
Mar 27, 2017 8:52 pm
alexandraa
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maximus
Mar 27, 2017 7:24 pm
maximus

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