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Kristy1234
Kristy1234
28 September 2016

Morcraft or Look in Queensland?

Morcraft or Look in Queensland?
QLD

Has anyone built with Morcraft or Look? I cannot find any information online from other customers. What was your experience like? We have no idea with what builder to go…

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Kristy1234
Sep 28, 2016 10:08 pm
mrspottymouth
mrspottymouth
28 September 2016

Caddens Meadow Estate at Claremont Meadows

Caddens Meadow Estate at Claremont Meadows
NSW
1, 2

Wow cash option! I hope everything works out for you guys. We received our CDC approval last week. I will be having a meeting next week with EBH to sign final price and…

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mrspottymouth
Sep 28, 2016 9:40 pm
Daz_
Daz_
28 September 2016

FHBD - Vista estate, Singleton (All moved in!)

FHBD - Vista estate, Singleton (All moved in!)
WA
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Ozwest fencing. They were reasonable on price and have done a tidy job

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Daz_
Sep 28, 2016 8:17 pm
Daz_
Will_e_chuck
Will_e_chuck
28 September 2016

steel framed 'shed' home - first time builder.

steel framed 'shed' home - first time builder.
NSW

thank you for the tips, exactly what i need to know! :) nice block by the way, would love it all green like that!

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Will_e_chuck
Sep 28, 2016 6:04 pm
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Oninon
Sep 28, 2016 5:22 pm

Hello fellow renovators. I recently saw this house & land for sale, and was interested in it as it's being offered "as is" ad I wondered firstly, if this house would be…

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RDH001
Sep 28, 2016 5:14 pm
pauldab
pauldab
28 September 2016

BOQ homeloan

BOQ homeloan
NSW

Plus if you don't want to actually use the card, don't activate it. My ANZ loan come with one and I am much the same as you with respect to credit vs debit cards. My…

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pauldab
Sep 28, 2016 11:44 am
Nyan
Nyan
28 September 2016

colorbond loft render

colorbond loft render
WA

It was one of the options with the interior designer before prestart - I don't know the technical side of it.

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Nyan
Sep 28, 2016 11:29 am
PerthAussie2014
PerthAussie2014
28 September 2016

Impressions vs Dreamstart

Impressions vs Dreamstart
WA

Hey there, We built with Dreamstart and moved into our house a year ago. The build was easy and fast but I had an efficient and friendly Site Supervisor and I understand…

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PerthAussie2014
Sep 28, 2016 10:17 am
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bashworth
Sep 27, 2016 9:36 pm
bashworth
bluebabybear
bluebabybear
27 September 2016

Bright Homes Constructions

Bright Homes Constructions
1, 2

Please stay away from this builder. No communication whatsoever (customer have to keep calling until giving up) False promise - even though got it in writing Slow in…

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bluebabybear
Sep 27, 2016 8:05 pm
cant decide
cant decide
27 September 2016

Easement Query

Easement Query
NSW

Can you post the full picture of the developers engineering plans? I'm pretty sure that you have a 1.5m easement at the back of your block(dotted line) but I'm not an…

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cant decide
Sep 27, 2016 6:04 pm
TaraDog
TaraDog
27 September 2016

I have to raise my house 1.8m! is this even possibly True ?

I have to raise my house 1.8m! is this even possibly True ?
NSW
1, 2, 3

I'm not technical, but Ryde Council has Flood Maps. They use to be on their website, but I can't seem to find them these days. I know they are available if you go in to…

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TaraDog
Sep 27, 2016 5:45 pm
TaraDog
Michelle
Michelle
27 September 2016

Are you building or renovating?

Are you building or renovating?
NSW

October specials - Book now so you don't miss out.:) email - michelle@denovovoncepts.com Website:

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Michelle
Sep 27, 2016 6:54 am
Michelle
Simmybella
Simmybella
26 September 2016

Development Time Frame

Development Time Frame

I hate the untitled land business...we are also waiting for titles and they can't give a date...Land should be good to go then and there before they sell...it's so frustrating!!

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Simmybella
Sep 26, 2016 5:46 pm
Simmybella
SophV
SophV
26 September 2016

James Hardie Cladding

James Hardie Cladding
VIC

Hi there! We are starting to look at cladding for our new house and I would love to hear from you - and see photos, if you have use products from the James Hardie range -…

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SophV
Sep 26, 2016 4:38 pm
Lexi64
Lexi64
26 September 2016

Interim Occupancy Certificate freaking out!

Interim Occupancy Certificate freaking out!
NSW

Hi, First time building and we "were" very close to handover. After calling the council though to see whats holding us up from our interim occupancy certificate I found…

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Lexi64
Sep 26, 2016 1:39 pm
melobious
melobious
26 September 2016

New Home Build - Tips & Suggestions Welcome!

New Home Build - Tips & Suggestions Welcome!
SA

Hi, we are also looking at dechelis! Did you end up signing with them?

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melobious
Sep 26, 2016 1:33 pm
bpratt
bpratt
26 September 2016

Fencing dilemma

Fencing dilemma
QLD

50% of the cost of a standard fence for the area.... on rural acreage that could be a 3 strand barbed wire fence... in other areas is could be a 100mm post and rail with…

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bpratt
Sep 26, 2016 11:25 am
needsausername
needsausername
26 September 2016

Building in the Southern Highlands

Building in the Southern Highlands
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Kez - have you got any pics to share? How are you finding your house, floorplan etc now you've been in for a while :)

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needsausername
Sep 26, 2016 10:18 am
needsausername
ads87
ads87
26 September 2016

Metricon Rialto 35 Build in Brisbane

Metricon Rialto 35 Build in Brisbane
QLD
1, 2

Hey Kaspa! Just noticed your build! we just had our slab poured last week in stage 1 of the peninsula. Our build so far has been a big headache, hopefully will settle…

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ads87
Sep 26, 2016 8:01 am
ads87
melobious
melobious
25 September 2016

Custom Build Recommendations in South Australia

Custom Build Recommendations in South Australia
SA

Looking forward to hearing about how everything goes with the build!

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melobious
Sep 25, 2016 10:35 pm

Posting a photo bit late. The front landscaping was done couple of months ago.

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Ro_14
Sep 25, 2016 9:26 pm
ms_prez
ms_prez
25 September 2016

Building with BGC Commodore Homes.

Building with BGC Commodore Homes.
WA
1, 2

Just wondering how your build is going? I can't believe how many issues you have had, that is disgusting. Hope things have improved for you

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ms_prez
Sep 25, 2016 11:07 am
ms_prez

Thanks guys. Its a weight off my shoulders now that it has been resolved. Here are more photos if people want to have a look. I'm sure there will be plenty of people…

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Waldork
Sep 25, 2016 8:39 am
Waldork
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Ishan
Sep 25, 2016 12:02 am
melobious
melobious
24 September 2016

REGENT HOMES - ADELAIDE

REGENT HOMES - ADELAIDE
SA

Hi, did either of you build with them?

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melobious
Sep 24, 2016 11:09 pm
buy1sthomesyd
buy1sthomesyd
24 September 2016

Glenfield NSW - Suburb Advise

Glenfield NSW - Suburb Advise
NSW

Hi Mcjus80, Thanks for your response! One factor to consider Glenfield was the connectivity/ travel time to the city. I havent looked at Oran Park or Catherine Park yet,…

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buy1sthomesyd
Sep 24, 2016 10:48 pm
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aloenyx
Sep 23, 2016 8:05 pm
aloenyx
Raylene12
Raylene12
23 September 2016

Experience of building with Kaplan Homes

Experience of building with Kaplan Homes
NSW

We are building with Clarendon but my sister and her husband built with Kaplan Homes about a year ago. They were really happy with them. House was handed over earlier…

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Raylene12
Sep 23, 2016 6:52 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
23 September 2016

Signing A Building Contract

Signing A Building Contract
QLD

Hi brikznmortar, You might be better off using an experienced building consultant rather than a lawyer to look over your contract. If it's an original contract (yellow…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 23, 2016 4:02 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
23 September 2016

Questions you must ask

Questions you must ask
NSW

Hi beachesdream, I suggest you ask for the price ALL UP... including footings and floor. Many larger builders tender from the floor up I understand. This will be very…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 23, 2016 3:50 pm
GMan23
GMan23
23 September 2016

KD/rebuild in SYdney with Roselea or Homestead?

KD/rebuild in SYdney with Roselea or Homestead?
NSW

Hello, We are looking at different builders for a knock down/rebuild in Sydney. Anyone with experiences/recommendations on Roselea or Homestead? Thanks!

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GMan23
Sep 23, 2016 2:48 pm
Manic
Manic
23 September 2016

Who's building with Carter Grange in Melbourne?

Who's building with Carter Grange in Melbourne?
VIC

Make sure you get an independent inspector for your build and dont give in on findings!

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Manic
Sep 23, 2016 1:09 pm
party_of_5
party_of_5
23 September 2016

Anyone having problems with Ashford homes ?

Anyone having problems with Ashford homes ?
VIC

If I could I would!! Or have them change the compensation of $1 a week to at least $250

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party_of_5
Sep 23, 2016 12:37 pm
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Charley
Sep 23, 2016 10:53 am
caitnkase
caitnkase
22 September 2016

PHG savannah bricks

PHG savannah bricks

Hi all, did anyone use the savannah bricks from PGH to build their house? Would love a photo if you have :)

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caitnkase
Sep 22, 2016 6:52 pm
caitnkase
bashworth
bashworth
21 September 2016

Adjustable or non-adjustable piers?

Adjustable or non-adjustable piers?
QLD

The point about piers are they are supposed to go be founded below the point where the soil will swell or shrink.

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bashworth
Sep 21, 2016 10:37 pm
bashworth
Kat_1025
Kat_1025
21 September 2016

Fairhaven homes slab solution - please explain!!

Fairhaven homes slab solution - please explain!!
VIC

They wouldn't give us fixed due to the fall and backfill on the block so we had no choice but to wait... They do have high fixed costs to cover themselves though. I can't…

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Kat_1025
Sep 21, 2016 1:49 pm
ajayshekar
ajayshekar
21 September 2016

Build with Rawson Homes

Build with Rawson Homes
NSW
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Thanks for the update Mattblack. We have already decided not to go with Rawson for other reasons. Your feedback only make our decision easier. Sad to hear that you…

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ajayshekar
Sep 21, 2016 11:31 am
Redoak
Redoak
20 September 2016

Slab cuts/alternations

Slab cuts/alternations
VIC

Hi everyone, I have been reading in this forum for 12 months and learnt a lot. This is my first post. I am building a new home and the slab stage was completed…

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Redoak
Sep 20, 2016 11:33 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
20 September 2016

Duplex builder recommendations?

Duplex builder recommendations?
NSW

Happychild so your saying an up stairs and down stairs type set up, not side by side?

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Doozer1905
Sep 20, 2016 9:52 pm
Nuggetron
Nuggetron
20 September 2016

Building in goulburn

Building in goulburn
NSW

Perfect. A lot of those points I had already found so it's good that you confirmed the research. I spent today go ogling new house plans as to make the house as north…

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Nuggetron
Sep 20, 2016 1:28 pm
ank
ank
20 September 2016

Building with Fairmont homes NSW

Building with Fairmont homes NSW
NSW

Hello there, Anyone building or built home with Fairmont homes NSW?. I really liked their design for narrow lot and inclusions. couldn't see any good/bad reviews about…

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ank
Sep 20, 2016 11:42 am
MrsMaccaPacca
MrsMaccaPacca
20 September 2016

K & L's HGWA Build Baldivis

K & L's HGWA Build Baldivis
WA
1 ... 43, 44, 45

Thanks Daz and Decka

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MrsMaccaPacca
Sep 20, 2016 12:57 am
MrsMaccaPacca
Taj-e
Taj-e
19 September 2016

Anybody purchased land in Brompton Estate Cranbourne VIC?

Anybody purchased land in Brompton Estate Cranbourne VIC?
VIC

Anybody want to cancel land contract in Brompton estate. I am looking for a block of land there. I ll pay all the admin charges if tjere is any.

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Taj-e
Sep 19, 2016 11:00 pm
Nican22
Nican22
19 September 2016

Clarendon Colour Studio Tour

Clarendon Colour Studio Tour
NSW

It will help you to make a decision and not many builders offer this option prior to a tender. You can see the differences between their inclusion packages. Hope this helps.

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Nican22
Sep 19, 2016 10:14 pm

Thank you everyone for the lovely comments! Things have been crazy over the last month and a half of settling in! We have been working on the landscaping first so we can…

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kait-e
Sep 19, 2016 9:42 pm
ShelbyHeid
ShelbyHeid
19 September 2016

Should I need more fililng for my attic?

Should I need more fililng for my attic?
NT

I am posting here to ask if I need to add more insulation to my attic because our house feels drafty in the winter. Our house is a 10-year-old, 1400 sqft ranch. I was…

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ShelbyHeid
Sep 19, 2016 8:57 pm
Linda01
Linda01
19 September 2016

Burbank toilet supplier issues

Burbank toilet supplier issues
VIC

Gosh its been a while but all settled and loving our home

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Linda01
Sep 19, 2016 6:58 pm


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