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jameskrd
jameskrd
26 June 2017

Austral Beechwood

Austral Beechwood

Hi, anybody here used austral beechwood brick. like to see some photos please. also what mortar was used natural or offwhite. thanks

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jameskrd
Jun 26, 2017 11:19 pm
tngo
tngo
26 June 2017

Timeline forBuilding a single storey house

Timeline forBuilding a single storey house
VIC

our contract initially stated that it has to be done in 260 days including 45 inclement weather, over that there will be penalty. However I wasn't happy as the…

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tngo
Jun 26, 2017 10:03 pm
Oninon
Oninon
26 June 2017

Developer _ Delaying to cancel contract using sunset clause

Developer _ Delaying to cancel contract using sunset clause
VIC

The situation in NSW was similar to Victoria until November 2015. The developers used to resort to Sunset clause to cancel the…

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Oninon
Jun 26, 2017 8:35 pm
janbo
janbo
26 June 2017

When did your builder provide walk throughs?

When did your builder provide walk throughs?
VIC

We have not been allowed any walkthroughs at all... the excuse being it is unsafe.... we are at interior painting stage our build viewtopic.php?t=87100

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janbo
Jun 26, 2017 6:11 pm

Hi everyone, l have been following the discussions with great interest and l have learnt a lot! If you can spare some time to critique/provide any feedback on our plans…

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Mwenje
Jun 26, 2017 2:36 pm
Mwenje
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
26 June 2017

Our Henley Build - Amalfi 30 vs 33

Our Henley Build - Amalfi 30 vs 33
VIC

great floorplan! We sold our first house which was a single storey on a 12x32 (400sqm) we knew we wanted more land so it was either buy a large block and build single or…

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stayxtrue
Jun 26, 2017 1:56 pm
stayxtrue
Terii
Terii
26 June 2017

Planning and Building permits MB HC6 contract

Planning and Building permits MB HC6 contract

Hi yes all sorted I talked to my builder, will may be have to pay planning fees if applicable bu wont know until the land titles.

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Terii
Jun 26, 2017 9:17 am
Shannykins173
Shannykins173
26 June 2017

Porter Davis - WOS Categories

Porter Davis - WOS Categories
VIC

Hi GoldenCrumb, We are really happy with the Bermuda design once we added on the Games, Rumpus and Grand Alfresco - this addition extends the kitchen as well and it…

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Shannykins173
Jun 26, 2017 8:39 am
Mwenje
Mwenje
25 June 2017

Building in North Queensland

Building in North Queensland
QLD
1, 2

How long is your double vanity? It's very nice :)

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Mwenje
Jun 25, 2017 9:53 pm
Mwenje
ozdream
ozdream
25 June 2017

Anyone else building at Piccadilly Estate, Riverstone?

Anyone else building at Piccadilly Estate, Riverstone?
NSW
1 ... 36, 37, 38

Hi people, congratulations on the land registration. We are a couple hoping to build our first home on 27 Cranbourne St by address (lot 24). Just wondering if all our…

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ozdream
Jun 25, 2017 7:50 pm
Teva
Teva
25 June 2017

Demolish and rebuild on slight sloping corner block in Brisb

Demolish and rebuild on slight sloping corner block in Brisb
QLD

Hi all I'm new to this and would love your advice. We have a post-war in Seven Hills on a lovely corner block (600sqm) that's pretty small and we need more space.…

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Teva
Jun 25, 2017 7:41 pm
carrie8
carrie8
25 June 2017

Dennis Family homes build in Melbourne west. FHOG.Venetia 23

Dennis Family homes build in Melbourne west. FHOG.Venetia 23
VIC
1, 2

I have uploaded a few but am having trouble writing captions for each picture or editing even on the desktop very frustrating, if there is any other pics you need DM me…

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carrie8
Jun 25, 2017 3:48 pm
mlp18
mlp18
25 June 2017

Amalfi428

Amalfi428
VIC

Hi Amal, I've built the same house 18 months ago. Not sure of measurements but butlers and WIR are big enough not that different from display home. Also, try the…

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mlp18
Jun 25, 2017 8:59 am
Amal
Amal
24 June 2017

Our MainVue Amalfi 428

Our MainVue Amalfi 428
VIC
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Hi Joshd We are going to sign our contract very soon for Amalfi 428 , We would like to know the sizes of butlers pantry and W.I.R in master bed room comparing to display…

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Amal
Jun 24, 2017 11:20 pm
Joker
Joker
24 June 2017

House size vs council regulations

House size vs council regulations
VIC

We got through a house well over 50%, in fact about 60%, Our Draftsman along with her architect husband got it through by showing other houses in area with each part of…

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Joker
Jun 24, 2017 9:31 pm
Ella_AD
Ella_AD
24 June 2017

J_and_T's House Build in Lightsview

J_and_T's House Build in Lightsview
SA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hello J & T Hope you are doing well. We are going to purchase a property on lightsview. But we are a bit hesitant about the suburb. May I ask why did you choose this…

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Ella_AD
Jun 24, 2017 8:32 pm
Ella_AD
Ella_AD
24 June 2017

Building House in Lightsview (Northgate) SA

Building House in Lightsview (Northgate) SA
SA

Hello all, We want to purchase a property on lightsview. But we are a bit scared. We like this suburb only because it is close to the city but is it enough? What are the…

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Ella_AD
Jun 24, 2017 8:16 pm
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marshi
Jun 24, 2017 4:11 pm
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Noelle1986
Jun 24, 2017 3:40 pm
bondm
bondm
24 June 2017

New home build with Jandson Homes - Ultima 27

New home build with Jandson Homes - Ultima 27
NSW

Where are you talking about? w7 By the way, you can ask them to quote this variation and see if it's worth to pay more. Make sure you ask everything you want to know when…

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bondm
Jun 24, 2017 2:15 pm
bondm
bondm
24 June 2017

New home - First Stage from Jandson Homes

New home - First Stage from Jandson Homes
NSW

Thanks Bhoot for your replied. have a good weekend.

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bondm
Jun 24, 2017 2:02 pm
Sparkie
Sparkie
24 June 2017

Interim occupation certificate

Interim occupation certificate
NSW

Thanks Mate. I appreciate your input. They referred to HIA and rejected my request. Not sure what to say in reply .

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Sparkie
Jun 24, 2017 1:42 pm
DreamHome2point0
DreamHome2point0
24 June 2017

Renting and mortgage??

Renting and mortgage??

We rented for 12 months then moved in with family, then moved in with friends. Rent was a huge financial strain and living with friends and family was a strain on our…

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DreamHome2point0
Jun 24, 2017 9:56 am
DreamHome2point0
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
24 June 2017

Building with oracle Qld

Building with oracle Qld
QLD
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Just found your thread and wow! I love your house! We have chosen eclipse bricks with a white feature brick at the front and was worried all that black would be an…

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Tamara1975
Jun 24, 2017 8:12 am
jessicagauci
jessicagauci
24 June 2017

Facade Visualizers and Product Info.

Facade Visualizers and Product Info.
QLD

Definitely everything you have already suggested. We would have liked to see internal visualisers for the bathroom and kitchen. We found it difficult to choose a whole…

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jessicagauci
Jun 24, 2017 7:47 am
Parabatzis
Parabatzis
23 June 2017

When should a "start date" officially take place?

When should a "start date" officially take place?

From what you've said you have started lol. The stages you are in now are all weather dependent and you also have to remember it's about availability aswell with…

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Parabatzis
Jun 23, 2017 8:27 pm
emdee
emdee
23 June 2017

Recessed sliding door is flushed to internal floor slab

Recessed sliding door is flushed to internal floor slab
NSW

Once the tiles are in, it'll be 4cm higher than the door track so we can't go with the ramp :(. Thanks for the suggestion! I rang an independent building inspector today…

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emdee
Jun 23, 2017 4:45 pm
dulie
dulie
22 June 2017

My Metricon Phoenix in Melbourne

My Metricon Phoenix in Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 28, 29, 30

Last day, I was browsing through different mobile apps available. I was surprised to find that dominating our lives and comes with a variety of options to choose from. Be…

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dulie
Jun 22, 2017 10:19 pm
dulie
Princesssarrah06
Princesssarrah06
22 June 2017

Our New Home in Gippsland - almost complete

Our New Home in Gippsland - almost complete
VIC
1 ... 18, 19, 20

How is it all going! what did the builder do about the garage door? The house looks great and what a nice view to wake up too :)

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Princesssarrah06
Jun 22, 2017 9:58 pm
Adelaide88
Adelaide88
22 June 2017

Distinctive Homes Adelaide

Distinctive Homes Adelaide
SA

Anyone built with distincitve homes in adelaide? After some reviews as there isnt much online : )

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Adelaide88
Jun 22, 2017 9:20 pm
2017istheyear
2017istheyear
22 June 2017

Our Block Of Land Is Being Destroyed, what to do?

Our Block Of Land Is Being Destroyed, what to do?

UPDATE: We found someone to remove all the rubbish for a hefty price, but we never received an invoice and it's been two months. Yay for us :) Guess he was paying it…

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2017istheyear
Jun 22, 2017 7:26 pm
bhutani.sumit
bhutani.sumit
22 June 2017

Building Mainvue Emporio ER430 Ultima

Building Mainvue Emporio ER430 Ultima
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

We are building same as yours even similar facade in SE Melbourne

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bhutani.sumit
Jun 22, 2017 5:00 pm
hazza80
hazza80
22 June 2017

GJ Gardner - Mandalay 298 - QLD

GJ Gardner - Mandalay 298 - QLD
QLD
1 ... 17, 18, 19

It's a sand filter.... our wash out is to the rear of the property. Not sure why it wasn't connected to storm water but it wasn't. We have bush reserve so it's not a big…

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hazza80
Jun 22, 2017 1:04 pm
hazza80
StephLee
StephLee
22 June 2017

Rates & Insurance while building

Rates & Insurance while building
VIC

I'm sure rates are full normal rates because you own the land and your builder should have full insurance during the construction but check with them!

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StephLee
Jun 22, 2017 11:17 am
StephLee
Spronkly
Spronkly
22 June 2017

Build a new home from Mcdonald Jones Homes

Build a new home from Mcdonald Jones Homes
NSW

There is a more extensive thread for McDonald Jones build. It's great for getting information from other customers who are deciding to build, currently building or have…

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Spronkly
Jun 22, 2017 9:22 am

We have waited for this day to arrive for so long. We are building at Karalee. Very excited to start seeing progress. Can't wait now for some frames…

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kandgat
Jun 21, 2017 10:41 pm
Kopite74
Kopite74
21 June 2017

Exterior Colour selection (greys)

Exterior Colour selection (greys)
NSW

http://www.colourtouch.com.au/ This site is helpful, may not be perfect but is good to give you an idea of final look.

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Kopite74
Jun 21, 2017 8:59 pm
BrisJay
BrisJay
21 June 2017

Draftsman & builder tender vs Project builders

Draftsman & builder tender vs Project builders

Both are for investment. The project builders all seem determined to make their money one way or another. Like I said, the changes at my last consult was to extend the…

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BrisJay
Jun 21, 2017 4:54 pm
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MR.india
Jun 21, 2017 11:16 am
hiren.raj
hiren.raj
21 June 2017

Who's Bought Land - Akora Box Hill

Who's Bought Land - Akora Box Hill
NSW

Hi Everyone, I've bough lot 80 in Akora last month and requested to join fbgroup. I am building with MDJ homes Hamilton 5 with extended design. Would love to know if…

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hiren.raj
Jun 21, 2017 10:43 am
Ezza78
Ezza78
21 June 2017

KNock Down Rebuild

KNock Down Rebuild

All depends on what they allocate to begin with and how transparent they are. Our first builder misled us and we had P soil type so costs went up $27k! They won't even…

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Ezza78
Jun 21, 2017 7:54 am
Cdawn
Cdawn
20 June 2017

Timbertop Estate in Officer

Timbertop Estate in Officer
VIC
1, 2

I was raised in a 10sq and some of my greatest memory are from there. Your home is your home and buy what you can afford. 16sq is plenty big if you are on your own. True…

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Cdawn
Jun 20, 2017 9:52 pm
Oninon
Oninon
20 June 2017

Metricon benchtop cats

Metricon benchtop cats
VIC

Well here are the prices M2 Cat1-$520 2-570 3-640 4-680 5-830 6-1690 I could not believe the price difference between Cat 5 and Cat 6 jumping by more than double.

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Oninon
Jun 20, 2017 9:25 pm
Lyndal2004
Lyndal2004
20 June 2017

The Dakota Simonds

The Dakota Simonds

Anyone building the Dakota design by Simonds? We love the design and would love to see some pics or follow stories of those building it

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Lyndal2004
Jun 20, 2017 7:01 pm
Coastal
Coastal
20 June 2017

HIA contract and development application

HIA contract and development application
NSW

We are yet to sign and have booked to see our Solicitor just to be sure. Our land is yet to be registered and is in a later stage of the development where the first…

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Coastal
Jun 20, 2017 6:40 pm
KeepCalm
KeepCalm
20 June 2017

Carli on Carbeen

Carli on Carbeen
WA

Knew I was a crap blogger - here I am about to receive my keys. It has been a fairly smooth process so I haven't been scared away of attempting it again in the…

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KeepCalm
Jun 20, 2017 5:39 pm
KeepCalm
hgan16
hgan16
20 June 2017

Omaxe homes - Melbourne

Omaxe homes - Melbourne
VIC

Hello everyone, I would like to know the experiences of people who are building/have built with Omaxe homes in Melbourne.

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hgan16
Jun 20, 2017 3:42 pm


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