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Planet Sun
Planet Sun
26 January

Moving our water tap & meter - South East Water

Moving our water tap & meter - South East Water

Dig down around the water meter to a depth of about 700mm below ground level. You will find the supply line will be a 25mm poly pipe, sometimes it feeds two properties.…

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Planet Sun
Jan 26, 2019 8:14 pm
Planet Sun
alexp79
alexp79
26 January

Footing cost increase while digging

Footing cost increase while digging

4k is a cost of extra 5-6 days of excavation depending on the machine he is planning to use. Ask him how many extra days he things it will take him to excavate because of…

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alexp79
Jan 26, 2019 3:38 pm
Redplum
Redplum
26 January

Thornhill park - Rockbank

Thornhill park - Rockbank

Hi Ali, I also bought in Thornhill Park at Stage 21. The developers are reluctant to tell me anything besides the fact that they estimate it to be titled and ready by…

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Redplum
Jan 26, 2019 1:12 am
Kev 1
Kev 1
26 January

Custom Build with Summit Homes Perth

Custom Build with Summit Homes Perth
WA

I'll be watching also, looks great. I'm going through a building broker in Perth and will post once we get started. 4x2 with theatre and double glazing.

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Kev 1
Jan 26, 2019 12:20 am
Kev 1
Kev 1
25 January

M class soil/clay and drainage

M class soil/clay and drainage
WA

Thanks for the references Doozer, I'll get in touch with them. I'm trying to save on site works and am still getting quotes through a building broker at the moment,…

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Kev 1
Jan 25, 2019 11:51 pm
MyFirst
MyFirst
25 January

Bathroom water proofing.

Bathroom water proofing.

For anyone interested. The following link explained it the best I reckon. Water proofing around cabinet is definitely not ideal but seems to be an acceptable standard. I…

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MyFirst
Jan 25, 2019 8:29 pm
Squarespace
Squarespace
25 January

Start Date six months, 6 months build time!!!

Start Date six months, 6 months build time!!!

Thanks King Taco, Clarendon was one of our options, but their design changes were too restrictive. Thanks Mrs JM. We will not sign anything until all the ducks are in a…

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Squarespace
Jan 25, 2019 6:37 pm
stoff17
stoff17
25 January

Metricon Franklin 53 modified

Metricon Franklin 53 modified
SA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Thank you. Yes the wife definitely got what she was after Metricon Franklin 53 modified

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stoff17
Jan 25, 2019 6:06 pm
kjane
kjane
25 January

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 27, 28, 29

Thanks 😀 The brick is old colonial mahogany. Still needs to be cleaned but we are happy 😊

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kjane
Jan 25, 2019 3:37 pm
Clean
Clean
25 January

Merricks 45 with Metricon

Merricks 45 with Metricon
QLD
1, 2, 3

My island bench size is 310 x 135 (Silestone Ariel). And I insisted it to be a single piece without joins. On the final plans it was mentioned - Continuous Jumbo Slap…

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Clean
Jan 25, 2019 1:58 pm
silver3l
silver3l
25 January

New Build Questions

New Build Questions
NSW

Hi All I'm in very early stages of researching the possibility of building a new home.. I've been in contact with wisdom homes and they have so far been helpful in…

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silver3l
Jan 25, 2019 11:24 am
gcbuilder
gcbuilder
25 January

What is a reasonable Builder's Margin?

What is a reasonable Builder's Margin?
NSW
1, 2, 3

As the Building expert stated, builder margin is confidential to the builder, although it will be disclosed in variations, PC and PS items. Do not assume that the margin…

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gcbuilder
Jan 25, 2019 11:11 am
Pkurup
Pkurup
25 January

Anyone building in Gillieston Heights??

Anyone building in Gillieston Heights??

Building in Gillieston Heights / Wallis Creek??

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Pkurup
Jan 25, 2019 11:09 am
ddarroch
ddarroch
25 January

Hot water systems? Is LPG an affordable option?

Hot water systems? Is LPG an affordable option?

Yeah, I had heard there was legislation coming in banning electric HWS's. I think I'd also read some discussions about exempting HWS's connected to solar PV from this…

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ddarroch
Jan 25, 2019 6:22 am
Mish018
Mish018
24 January

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW

Yes we checked and the shadow line is Empire Oak. We had so many appointments that day including the kitchen - it’s all just one big blur now 😂

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Mish018
Jan 24, 2019 8:59 pm
Lksinnott
Lksinnott
24 January

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

I know😢 We have one plan we are looking at and I’m trying to modify that into the Mountain view, don’t understand why they can’t just give Victoria the plans too!…

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Lksinnott
Jan 24, 2019 7:44 pm

Looks like our skirting is higher than some of our square set windows. To me leaving the skirtings like this looks unfinished and ugly. Any ideas on how to rectify this…

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Mish018
Jan 24, 2019 5:54 pm

Finally decided to create a post for my new build Building in Adelaide Builder - Metro Property

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nanijag
Jan 23, 2019 10:24 pm
Janee
Janee
23 January

GR Homes / Edgeworth Constructions into liquidation

GR Homes / Edgeworth Constructions into liquidation

Hi Amie & ZN, I’m new to this link. We were just informed 2 days ago that our builder Barbaro Homes went into liquidation. We were in complete shock and basically have…

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Janee
Jan 23, 2019 9:07 pm
Apatnia
Apatnia
23 January

20A Nelson road Box Hill

20A Nelson road Box Hill

Hi calling everyone who’ve bought any lot in 20A Nelson road, Box Hill NSW. This is also called Nelson road Estate which is being marketed by RayWhite Castle Hill and…

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Apatnia
Jan 23, 2019 8:01 pm
Doulton777
Doulton777
23 January

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension
VIC
1 ... 74, 75, 76

Hahaha thanks. I just put the pic there. Cos I didn’t want my old pic as a sig. yes lots of pots draws was a must. I probably should have done all my butlers in it…

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Doulton777
Jan 23, 2019 6:35 pm
Doulton777
Chellos
Chellos
23 January

KDR - Greystanes NSW - Lily Homes, Jasmine 34/36

KDR - Greystanes NSW - Lily Homes, Jasmine 34/36
NSW

Hi guys, Apologies for lack of response. Actually forgot my password and haven’t been online for a bit ! 🙄 We are meeting (finally !) next week to finalise our…

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Chellos
Jan 23, 2019 1:55 pm
RPG
RPG
23 January

Demo on a SLOPEY BLOCK

Demo on a SLOPEY BLOCK

I would like to demo my old house, but it's on a slopey block in Oyster Bay... Not the best access either! Do you have recommendations or suggestions on who not to…

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RPG
Jan 23, 2019 10:38 am
paddycc
paddycc
23 January

Our Bordeaux 56 Build in Sydney

Our Bordeaux 56 Build in Sydney
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Thanks for this. Yes I have these off the website, but I noticed someone in the thread was starting a 56A build. I am looking at building the 56A in Brisbane. My…

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paddycc
Jan 23, 2019 10:05 am

Marraya paniculata. Has white flowers and produces a really nice fragrance. We have the option to use this as a hedge too later if we want.

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Guy T
Jan 23, 2019 1:49 am
madilwalker
madilwalker
23 January

Building with Hudson Homes

Building with Hudson Homes
NSW

After starting our process with Hudson's in July 2018 we were very excited to get started. With a delay in the registration of our land final contract was signed Jan 2018.…

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madilwalker
Jan 23, 2019 12:04 am
DustyBlue
DustyBlue
22 January

JG King Homes Colour Selection

JG King Homes Colour Selection
VIC

Hi Anyone who has or are building through JG king Homes. What are their standard colour choices like? Do they have much of a range. Did you upgrade?

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DustyBlue
Jan 22, 2019 4:19 pm
gogo65
gogo65
22 January

Selecting brivk

Selecting brivk

It’s very difficult to provide any help, when there is no context to the question. To get an opinion, you need to provide a picture of the facade, colour of windows,…

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gogo65
Jan 22, 2019 3:41 pm
gogo65
sharmin
sharmin
22 January

Newport 275

Newport 275
VIC

It's been seven months since fairheaven started our house but still didn't finish the brick work. Feeling so disappointed why they are working so slow. Most of the time…

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sharmin
Jan 22, 2019 10:55 am
Amanda_Ly
Amanda_Ly
22 January

Tender presentation with Hall & Hart

Tender presentation with Hall & Hart

Hi Al, I'm building in Baulkham Hills, NSW. :)

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Amanda_Ly
Jan 22, 2019 7:28 am
gogo65
gogo65
22 January

BURBANK HOMES

BURBANK HOMES

Probably like most people he’s, they saw their daughterisplay home. Not sure anyone would choose a builder just via google!

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gogo65
Jan 22, 2019 7:20 am
gogo65
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
22 January

Using exposed brick for a feature wall

Using exposed brick for a feature wall

Thank you. I’ve not seen these before, will definitely check them out at the Austral Display centre.

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Bebbsy
Jan 22, 2019 1:36 am
Paz
Paz
21 January

Pre DA what does it really tell you likely with Vogue homes

Pre DA what does it really tell you likely with Vogue homes
NSW

Hi Paz, I just sent you a quick PM regarding your duplex builder/package search. Regards, Al.

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Paz
Jan 21, 2019 11:17 pm
Lksinnott
Lksinnott
21 January

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310
NSW

I’d love to follow your thread as we are keen on this design/floorplan also. You mentioned you’d put the link in but I can’t seem to find it anywhere??

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Lksinnott
Jan 21, 2019 10:55 pm
dipendra
dipendra
21 January

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park
NSW
1, 2

Hi landofoz, Congrats for your council approval and CC. Which one is your lot and which builder are you using?

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dipendra
Jan 21, 2019 6:42 pm
MyFirst
MyFirst
21 January

Brick Issue with new house, rendering whole house, re-bricki

Brick Issue with new house, rendering whole house, re-bricki

I read cement render can crack more often compare to acrylic. Is that true?

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MyFirst
Jan 21, 2019 9:36 am
MrsJM
MrsJM
21 January

Exposed waffle pod after slab pour?

Exposed waffle pod after slab pour?
NSW

I know it’s hard to tell from the photo but it’s definitely the pod. You can when see indentations from where things have bumped it. Sounds like it’s definitely…

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MrsJM
Jan 21, 2019 7:29 am
MrsJM
selva
selva
21 January

New Home on Block with 2.5m fall

New Home on Block with 2.5m fall

We bit the bullet and bought the block, convenience and location was ideal for our circumstances. Now to work with the land and find a builder to help build our home.…

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selva
Jan 21, 2019 5:08 am
Tash801
Tash801
20 January

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Did you upgrade the carpet or was it just layed poorly

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Tash801
Jan 20, 2019 9:37 pm
Hasan
Hasan
20 January

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 50, 51, 52

Just ask your solicitor to rescind current contract and begin a new one (exchange). Not the sales team, they won’t help you.

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Hasan
Jan 20, 2019 9:00 pm
insider
insider
20 January

2nd soil test - contours changed

2nd soil test - contours changed
VIC

yes they often will do a site scrap after demo.

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insider
Jan 20, 2019 5:23 pm
insider
HoneyDee
HoneyDee
20 January

Building Montpellier Grand with Carlisle Homes

Building Montpellier Grand with Carlisle Homes
1, 2

Hi Libran_59, You haven't posted for a while. Was checking if you have got handover and moved in yet? Do post some pics of your house. Specially the facade. Our roof is…

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HoneyDee
Jan 20, 2019 12:36 pm
HoneyDee
justme15
justme15
20 January

Finding a custom home builder ??

Finding a custom home builder ??
VIC

Pj87, who did end up building with ? Thank you in advance.

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justme15
Jan 20, 2019 11:45 am
SRK114
SRK114
20 January

Slab crumbling?

Slab crumbling?

Up close the bricks are shocking. Espresso colour and most are chipped exposing bright orange underneath. I have emailed my SS about both issues and will update this post following

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SRK114
Jan 20, 2019 8:43 am
stevierae
stevierae
20 January

Chipped PGH Bricks

Chipped PGH Bricks

I'm currently having the same problem with espresso bricks being chipped. Did anyone get this resolved?

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stevierae
Jan 20, 2019 8:36 am
NattyAddy
NattyAddy
20 January

Aspire Designer Homes

Aspire Designer Homes
VIC

Hi All! I'm so sorry, I don't know why I'm not getting notifications of these replies?! Well, we're still not in. I will admit that a few weeks were due to contractors…

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NattyAddy
Jan 20, 2019 12:26 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
19 January

Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)

Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)
VIC

The ACCC has forgotten about Unfair Contract Terms, something the ACCC is suppose to police. It would seem that they can't do up their own shoelaces without tripping over…

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SaveH2O
Jan 19, 2019 10:27 pm
SaveH2O

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