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OvenMitts
OvenMitts
23 December 2020

Two dwellings under one roof?

Two dwellings under one roof?

Thanks everybody for your help. We are in Victoria. Discussions continue with the council!

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OvenMitts
Dec 23, 2020 10:33 am

We got stairs!

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Funkynoodles
Dec 22, 2020 11:01 pm
joshiNJ
joshiNJ
22 December 2020

KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51
NSW
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Thank you for your reply HoneyDee, I really appreciate it. It's great to hear that you don't have any complains with you home. We have been contacted by Carlisle and they…

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joshiNJ
Dec 22, 2020 10:08 pm
Rohit1
Rohit1
22 December 2020

Soil test report

Soil test report
VIC

Hi Mate I found similar kind of report from my builder. Did your builder find any rock?

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Rohit1
Dec 22, 2020 7:09 pm
Sam9
Sam9
22 December 2020

Kaplan homes

Kaplan homes
NSW

I'm looking to build with Kaplan too.. I appreciate their straight forward approach and guarantees Keen to hear any feedback or past experiences from others though..

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Sam9
Dec 22, 2020 6:21 pm
CD12JD
CD12JD
22 December 2020

Overcapitalising on new build

Overcapitalising on new build

YOLO just send it !

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CD12JD
Dec 22, 2020 3:28 pm
CD12JD
CD12JD
CD12JD
22 December 2020

Build with Champion homes

Build with Champion homes

this is where some of these builders get you in with their low tenders.... most of those besides the basix and slab / piering should be already factored as part of your tender ?

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CD12JD
Dec 22, 2020 3:06 pm
CD12JD
jpatel2206
jpatel2206
22 December 2020

Anyone building or built with Artico Custom Homes?

Anyone building or built with Artico Custom Homes?
NSW

I am hoping to meet with them next year about a build. Are you still considering them?

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jpatel2206
Dec 22, 2020 1:41 pm
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
22 December 2020

G floor Electrical - 2 storey with Champion homes

G floor Electrical - 2 storey with Champion homes
NSW

For double storey it is always recommended to go all your electrical installations through the builder. You don’t have space between the floors to crawl into and do…

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Ozshaz
Dec 22, 2020 5:24 am
Newhouse12
Newhouse12
21 December 2020

Metro property development and Creation homes

Metro property development and Creation homes

Hi wondering if you ended up building with creation homes? If so would love a review thanks !

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Newhouse12
Dec 21, 2020 11:20 pm
kiwiinoz
kiwiinoz
21 December 2020

Info & tips for those building in BAL40 and Flame Zone

Info & tips for those building in BAL40 and Flame Zone
NSW
1, 2

I would suggest you double-check the windows/frames from China meet the Australian Standard before purchasing anything. It would be a shame to import the windows only to…

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kiwiinoz
Dec 21, 2020 9:01 pm
kiwiinoz
ddarroch
ddarroch
21 December 2020

8 star houses in Perth

8 star houses in Perth

Laros is selling them for $1,600 a pair. https://shop.laros.com.au/shop/energy-r ... on-system/

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ddarroch
Dec 21, 2020 7:44 pm

Hi everyone. My builder had 2 precast concrete steps in my CDC approved plans which, now that we are about to put in framing, they’ve come back and said will be $1700…

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muaustral
Dec 21, 2020 6:06 pm
gogo65
gogo65
21 December 2020

Having second thoughts on clear glass splashback

Having second thoughts on clear glass splashback
NSW

I had one in my last house and loved it, cook top was in front and it was easy to clean, we didn’t have any issues with privacy though.

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gogo65
Dec 21, 2020 4:46 pm
gogo65
NathanPS
NathanPS
21 December 2020

Anyone building in Gainsborough Greens Pimpama

Anyone building in Gainsborough Greens Pimpama

They are definitely hard to deal with that's for sure. We didn't really have colours for the outside set in stone that we wanted, so it's all a mostly grey (very safe…

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NathanPS
Dec 21, 2020 11:24 am
kiwiinoz
kiwiinoz
20 December 2020

Provincial Homes

Provincial Homes
NSW
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We are also in the process of finalising to build with them. So far they have been excellent and were able to accommodate all the changes we wanted from their base…

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kiwiinoz
Dec 20, 2020 10:15 pm
kiwiinoz
First home builder
First home builder
20 December 2020

Changing a builder after building permit

Changing a builder after building permit

bit worried with HIA building contract can a builder ask for profit of 25%. As I told him i cannot afford another 40k for the site works as he did not mentioned this to me…

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First home builder
Dec 20, 2020 3:31 pm
kelsey
kelsey
19 December 2020

R Coding issues

R Coding issues
WA

Hi Richard, Thanks for the reply. Our energy report has come back and they have suggested everything you have said here. We haven’t gotten a price yet, but I think…

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kelsey
Dec 19, 2020 10:48 pm
Leeota
Leeota
18 December 2020

Budgeting for a pool

Budgeting for a pool
VIC
1, 2

I prefer pavers personally but have seen a few pools with a white agg that looked ok

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Leeota
Dec 18, 2020 10:03 pm
LOA
LOA
18 December 2020

About to sign up with Hoot Homes to build in gregory hills.

About to sign up with Hoot Homes to build in gregory hills.

I will build in Austral. And the house I am looking to build is Rosebery 29 -Clarendon.

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LOA
Dec 18, 2020 7:03 pm
JoeyJoJo
JoeyJoJo
18 December 2020

Made by Block or Made by Story flooring

Made by Block or Made by Story flooring
VIC

Has anyone used Made by Block floorboards? Would love to hear your experience, thoughts, colour choice etc. They are apparently the lower cost brother to Made by Story floorboards.

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JoeyJoJo
Dec 18, 2020 3:17 pm
Anjo
Anjo
18 December 2020

Firstyle Home - Marsden Park

Firstyle Home - Marsden Park
NSW
1, 2, 3

Just an update on my part, I've cancelled my contract with Firstyle Homes. Everything was a bit too much for us dealing with contracts and trying to get all the…

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Anjo
Dec 18, 2020 1:39 pm
KangarooBuilder
KangarooBuilder
18 December 2020

VMIA insurance claim

VMIA insurance claim

Has anyone had a recent experience with making a VMIA claim for Builders Warranty Insurance? I have had a horrible experience with my old builder who is now in…

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KangarooBuilder
Dec 18, 2020 12:15 pm
worldofmud
worldofmud
17 December 2020

Easement and sewage lines

Easement and sewage lines

Hi, I'm not really qualified to provide an answer on the best course of action but I think you should get as much information as possible. Have you done a DBYD search? …

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worldofmud
Dec 17, 2020 8:22 pm
joshiNJ
joshiNJ
17 December 2020

Building Montpellier Grand with Carlisle Homes

Building Montpellier Grand with Carlisle Homes
1, 2

Hi Libran, we are going ahead to build with Carlisle (Montpellier Grand) and thinking to appoint Darbecca. How did you find them? Did you have any issues with Carlisle…

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joshiNJ
Dec 17, 2020 7:10 pm
thehuntbegins
thehuntbegins
16 December 2020

Modern/Contemporary Facade two storey house

Modern/Contemporary Facade two storey house
NSW

Share some modern/contemporary facade two storey house for inspiration.

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thehuntbegins
Dec 16, 2020 9:50 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
16 December 2020

Discolour on new brickwork

Discolour on new brickwork
WA

I would suggest you await your SS to take care of it - don't do anything that will possibly mean you are made responsible for it. Just keep taking lots of photos.

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bluesteel
Dec 16, 2020 9:14 pm
bluesteel
Lovely1983
Lovely1983
16 December 2020

Omaxe homes - Melbourne

Omaxe homes - Melbourne
VIC

Have you built with omaxe.I am thinking to build with them

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Lovely1983
Dec 16, 2020 8:37 am
Lovely1983
Lovely1983
16 December 2020

Singhs homes

Singhs homes
VIC

Hi have you gone ahead with Singh homes.I am also thinking to build with them

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Lovely1983
Dec 16, 2020 8:34 am
Karar
Karar
15 December 2020

Anyone Building with Masterton?

Anyone Building with Masterton?

Hi Emma Back in October they had 2.7 ceiling height to ground floor offer in their ( we dare you to compare) check list ,seems it’s gone now and replaced with different offer,

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Karar
Dec 15, 2020 5:34 pm
Momomomo
Momomomo
15 December 2020

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
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Hi there! We are house building novices and have just bought an old house for knock down and rebuild in St George region, Sydney's South. We have pretty much made the…

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Momomomo
Dec 15, 2020 2:55 pm
harrydesai
harrydesai
15 December 2020

West facing corner block . Please advise

West facing corner block . Please advise
QLD

I’m building with Coral too 😃. Thank you 🙏🏻

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harrydesai
Dec 15, 2020 12:17 pm
strbxangel
strbxangel
15 December 2020

Builders recommendations

Builders recommendations

Hi there, We plan to build a house in Taylor (Gungahlin) and after recommendations on builders - who to go and who to avoid. I’ve heard of stories of houses having…

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strbxangel
Dec 15, 2020 8:22 am
akp06
akp06
14 December 2020

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone
NSW

I have gone and checked Signature projects in Riverstone or The ponds which they claim but no where to be found. 5 years old projects are not yet started. I have stopped…

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akp06
Dec 14, 2020 10:18 pm
Ardo
Ardo
14 December 2020

Power points in kitchen

Power points in kitchen
VIC

What lighting is above the island bench? Crazay idea... maybe you could put a power point in the overhead cupboards and use an extension cord and drape it over a light…

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Ardo
Dec 14, 2020 7:23 pm
Tex088
Tex088
14 December 2020

Masterton - Westwood

Masterton - Westwood

Hi Emma, Still waiting to access the land for surveyor. We are going with hamptons facade hoping to keep it under 600k. How did you go reducing your house size?

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Tex088
Dec 14, 2020 1:41 pm
hispeed
hispeed
14 December 2020

House and Land Package - Melbourne North

House and Land Package - Melbourne North

Thanks - for some reason I was assuming that the soil test had to be done before land settlement. Glad to hear that's not the case.

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hispeed
Dec 14, 2020 11:17 am
roderick_panti
roderick_panti
14 December 2020

Independent inspector

Independent inspector

Th

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roderick_panti
Dec 14, 2020 9:21 am
r_13
r_13
14 December 2020

Hebel home

Hebel home

Our home is Hebel construction and it is quiet and well insulated. We moved in in October 2020, so it's not been a long time yet. I had thought that it was not possible…

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r_13
Dec 14, 2020 7:57 am
r_13
Jogleeso
Jogleeso
13 December 2020

Acreage Home Builders

Acreage Home Builders

Hi aaronwn Are you building in the Gold Coast area?.

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Jogleeso
Dec 13, 2020 6:59 pm
domwild
domwild
13 December 2020

Things you arranged outside of the builder

Things you arranged outside of the builder

Problem with flooring is that the builder will quote carpets and they will be the cheapest they could find. There is a lot of choice from expensive timber to engineered…

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domwild
Dec 13, 2020 9:30 am
itsGov
itsGov
12 December 2020

Anyone built with Profine Recently - SouthEast VIC

Anyone built with Profine Recently - SouthEast VIC

Yeah mate . I am ryte now just waiting for the Westpac to come back to me with the unconditional approval . They seems to be working at snail speed . That being said ,…

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itsGov
Dec 12, 2020 11:41 pm
MMac
MMac
12 December 2020

Fixed price not itemised

Fixed price not itemised

Thanks Chris, sounds like this is common practice then. Appreciate your response.

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MMac
Dec 12, 2020 3:13 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
12 December 2020

Building With Henley-Monaco 28 (Color Selection)

Building With Henley-Monaco 28 (Color Selection)
VIC

Whisper white is more neutral to cool or Natural white is also neutral - Antique USA can look very creamy yellow or even pinkish. You can look up the dulux atlas online…

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bluesteel
Dec 12, 2020 1:57 pm
bluesteel
ceciyau
ceciyau
11 December 2020

Building With Hall And Hart

Building With Hall And Hart

Anyone is still waiting for DA or CDC’s approval approaching the year end ? Do you think they have started the holiday ? Or slow down the work from these two weeks ?…

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ceciyau
Dec 11, 2020 9:46 pm
murtaza.sh
murtaza.sh
11 December 2020

Building with SJD Homes in 2020 - Charleston 310 customised

Building with SJD Homes in 2020 - Charleston 310 customised
VIC

mbx3 Yes, We are thinking of using Darbecca as our private building inspector.

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murtaza.sh
Dec 11, 2020 8:58 pm
murtaza.sh
Sezz
Sezz
11 December 2020

Fairhaven Bayview 372

Fairhaven Bayview 372

Hi, I am looking to build the Bayview 372 as well. I’m interested to know how your colour selections appointment went?

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Sezz
Dec 11, 2020 7:53 pm
swarman
swarman
11 December 2020

Newpark Estate, Marsden Park

Newpark Estate, Marsden Park
NSW
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Hello all! We are looking to buy in Newpark - the Cape I think... I was wondering how everyone is finding Newpark? Any problems you have encountered that you weren't…

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swarman
Dec 11, 2020 5:57 pm
Rjc83
Rjc83
11 December 2020

Recommendations please! South west Sydney area

Recommendations please! South west Sydney area

Hi Bicolexpress, Just checking in. How are things progressing with Ansa? We are just at final plan sign off stage now, about to pay the plan acceptance fee.

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Rjc83
Dec 11, 2020 5:00 pm

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