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Kollosche
Kollosche
21 November

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Yeh we are, Arden have been quite good to us. Our supervisor has been great too which has made the process much better than it could have been. Of course it hasnt all…

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Kollosche
Nov 21, 2018 7:41 pm
Rhani89
Rhani89
21 November

Soil test results

Soil test results

Newcastle would be nice! Do you think we will get a refund for being classified M when we were quoted a Hs slab? I really hope so

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Rhani89
Nov 21, 2018 1:12 pm
zenith11
zenith11
21 November

Anyone build with New Choice Home or Express Living in Perth

Anyone build with New Choice Home or Express Living in Perth

Hi guys, Can anyone share their experiences with the above two builders? Thank you!

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zenith11
Nov 21, 2018 12:32 pm
Savvy1234
Savvy1234
21 November

Dennis Family Homes - Harvard 27

Dennis Family Homes - Harvard 27
VIC

Hello is anyone building the Dennis homes Harvard 27 and has upgraded the pantry

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Savvy1234
Nov 21, 2018 7:27 am
Jodla
Jodla
21 November

Is anyone building with PERRY HOMES in QLD or Northern NSW??

Is anyone building with PERRY HOMES in QLD or Northern NSW??
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

My questions about perry homes are: does anyone know if this company build on a square meterage rate? If so what is it? Did anyone receive tenders with a certain price…

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Jodla
Nov 21, 2018 12:00 am

Hi Steel, I have neglected this forum for a while, I will put up some more photos of the end result shortly. Our handover went well with no delays, painting & flooring…

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sparky_JsP
Nov 20, 2018 11:54 pm
sparky_JsP
Pratik
Pratik
20 November

The Avenues Land Release at Austral NSW 2179

The Avenues Land Release at Austral NSW 2179
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi All, Good to you see all on this forum. Recently, I drove pass the site... saw some work in progress. Still do not know registration date. it has been pushed too…

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Pratik
Nov 20, 2018 10:53 pm
daves88
daves88
20 November

Boral VS Monier Roof Tiles

Boral VS Monier Roof Tiles

Hi there guys I'm in the process of choosing roof tiles, my wife and I are looking for something flat for a modern look. The builder has given the following tile…

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daves88
Nov 20, 2018 6:27 pm
guru1612
guru1612
20 November

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

It is mate, few of my friends wanted to build with mimosa because of their inclusions but they ran away after they saw what I am going through.

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guru1612
Nov 20, 2018 5:42 pm
guru1612
guru1612
20 November

Mimosa Independent Building Inspections

Mimosa Independent Building Inspections
VIC

I am building at Jubilee in WV and I am engaging David from Above Board Building & Pest Inspections in Altona.His report are detailed and really good. I wouldn’t…

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guru1612
Nov 20, 2018 5:34 pm
brokenstick
brokenstick
20 November

Our new home construction journey with "Better Built Homes"

Our new home construction journey with "Better Built Homes"
NSW

Looking good! Interesting that they are doing the bricks before the roof

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brokenstick
Nov 20, 2018 3:36 pm
brokenstick
_sallz
_sallz
20 November

Valeco homes

Valeco homes
QLD

We informed them of all the upgrade we wanted early on so the sales quote was spot on. Plus got credit back on council fees that werent used (narrow block). Shouldnt be…

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_sallz
Nov 20, 2018 2:17 pm
_sallz
AlCaLuJo2
AlCaLuJo2
20 November

Harrington - AusBuild

Harrington - AusBuild
QLD

Kitchen will be all black - tap ware also. Cant wait to see the finished product. Second pour is for the alfresco as we are getting it decked (needed to be separate from…

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AlCaLuJo2
Nov 20, 2018 10:05 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
20 November

Rise of Construction Costs

Rise of Construction Costs

Goldilock welcome to the forum Too hot, too cold, the use of construction Building Information/Data will assist with when it's just right :-D Don't lock in an over inflated…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 20, 2018 9:02 am
StructuralBIMGuy
g33kerb0t
g33kerb0t
19 November

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

There are step downs to the porch, garage, and alfresco hence the difference in heights. They are to prevent water from getting into your house and will also allow you to…

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g33kerb0t
Nov 19, 2018 11:58 pm
g33kerb0t

Finally some progress since deposit been paid. Soil test, survey all completed and I have received site Drawing and preliminary floor plan. They’ve done a good job and…

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JXYL
Nov 19, 2018 10:09 pm
iTool
iTool
19 November

External stairs - galvanised steel or timber stringers?

External stairs - galvanised steel or timber stringers?

Thanks, don't you mean AS1684? Anyway, separately to fixing details my primary question is about the pros and cons of steel vs timber stringers. Anyone gone with one…

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iTool
Nov 19, 2018 9:36 pm
alexp79
alexp79
19 November

Metricon Vantage 46 - Studio M Upgrades

Metricon Vantage 46 - Studio M Upgrades

Why would anyone expect project builder be any cheaper than custom builder (for the similar quality/size house)? They pay market rates to their trades, but also have to…

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alexp79
Nov 19, 2018 7:46 pm
Reedin
Reedin
19 November

Any reliable builder suggestions in Victoria?

Any reliable builder suggestions in Victoria?
VIC

Looking for some of the reliable builder suggestions in Victoria?

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Reedin
Nov 19, 2018 3:24 pm
Ezuku
Ezuku
19 November

Bradford homes sa- any experiences?

Bradford homes sa- any experiences?
SA

Has anyone had any experiences building with them? They're the more affordable spinoff of Scott Salisbury (premium builder) and apparently use the same…

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Ezuku
Nov 19, 2018 1:38 pm
Taniaimran
Taniaimran
19 November

External facade colours help!!

External facade colours help!!
ACT

thanks guys. we were able to get into a color selection appouintment andfound our colors. roof: colorbond basalt window frames: Monaro windows black matt garage door:…

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Taniaimran
Nov 19, 2018 12:32 pm
Taniaimran
cory
cory
19 November

SETTLING IN - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome

SETTLING IN - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome
QLD
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Are u happy with the polished concrete floor? High maintenance? We just paid a deposit with Valeco and an thinking abt polished concrete.

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cory
Nov 19, 2018 12:28 pm
Forg
Forg
19 November

Things to do yourself/after handover?

Things to do yourself/after handover?

House is average (butting up against 330sqm limit for block), block's on the small side at 585sqm. In terms of landscaping, we needed small retaining walls on all 3…

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Forg
Nov 19, 2018 11:35 am
GLO
GLO
19 November

Peg out. What does this mean and is it correct?

Peg out. What does this mean and is it correct?
NSW

Thanks. What is the chances that the common driveway (servicing the rest access houses behind my property) that runs the length of my propery is off by 3cm?

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GLO
Nov 19, 2018 6:29 am
Infra Red
Infra Red
18 November

Our First Home - New Build SA

Our First Home - New Build SA
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Congratulations on getting keys! I hope it’s all sorted for you in the end.

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Infra Red
Nov 18, 2018 11:45 pm

100% agree with this comment avoid them like plague....................... this is all i can say.......... very slow with construction .... not very…

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patel1783
Nov 18, 2018 8:40 pm
benblinkau
benblinkau
18 November

New build - Weeks Building Group SA

New build - Weeks Building Group SA
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

We used level earthworx. Lol.. don’t ask

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benblinkau
Nov 18, 2018 7:09 pm
benblinkau
stoff17
stoff17
18 November

Metricon Franklin 53 modified

Metricon Franklin 53 modified
SA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

How exciting for you guys. Wasn’t that long ago we were there. Good luck on the offer. Reason we ended up going the franklin 53 was due to being a big frontage square…

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stoff17
Nov 18, 2018 4:36 pm
building-expert
building-expert
17 November

Refund for work not completed to contract

Refund for work not completed to contract
NSW

Refer back to your bathroom elevations and see if the builder has replicated what is on the drawings, if not make the builder comply

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building-expert
Nov 17, 2018 8:27 am
building-expert
BeckB
BeckB
16 November

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes
NSW
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Hi, we're thinking of building the Hampton. Just wondering now you've been in for a while, are you happy with the home? We plan to do the "great room" option too. Do you…

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BeckB
Nov 16, 2018 2:19 pm
g33kerb0t
g33kerb0t
16 November

Simonds vs Metricon

Simonds vs Metricon
VIC

You should be able to. They should have a blank contract that they can share with you. Building the Votivo43 - viewtopic.php?f=31&t=88553

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g33kerb0t
Nov 16, 2018 9:34 am
g33kerb0t
HaoYu
HaoYu
15 November

Building with Simonds - Bolton - Any suggestions/Ideas

Building with Simonds - Bolton - Any suggestions/Ideas

Sanjay, I am gonna sign the file with Simonds, but what I am concerning is why Simonds' quotation is much cheaper than other volume builder like Metricon? Did you compare…

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HaoYu
Nov 15, 2018 10:18 pm
HaoYu
gillybean
gillybean
15 November

Having down-pipe issue with builder

Having down-pipe issue with builder

The problem with the idea of allowing the water to flush back onto the lower tiles is the fact that the other down pipes have probably been calculated for their own…

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gillybean
Nov 15, 2018 8:26 pm
gillybean
blackcat20
blackcat20
15 November

Metricon - Chelsea 37

Metricon - Chelsea 37
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Sounds like you've got a lot going on!

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blackcat20
Nov 15, 2018 8:19 pm
blackcat20
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Natasha93
Nov 15, 2018 6:11 pm
PanelupSystems
PanelupSystems
15 November

Info & tips for those building in BAL40 and Flame Zone

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

Hello Everyone, It is an older topic but someone could benefit from this in the future. We have a building system www.panelup.com.au which works really well in Bush…

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PanelupSystems
Nov 15, 2018 1:53 pm
katsudon98
katsudon98
15 November

Coral Homes / Milan 24 / South Brisbane - First build

Coral Homes / Milan 24 / South Brisbane - First build
QLD

Land settled. DA lodge 13 November 2018. Final colour selection variation yet to come back. Been 2 weeks now. Now the fun begins... the waiting game

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katsudon98
Nov 15, 2018 1:16 pm
Mk88
Mk88
15 November

Has anyone built with JKW Constructions in Brisbane?

Has anyone built with JKW Constructions in Brisbane?
QLD

Hey. I've just signed a contract with JKW! Here's the facts. They build such quality high end homes with the high end products etc on every build. Therefore no other…

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Mk88
Nov 15, 2018 12:29 pm
alexsandro13
alexsandro13
14 November

Building our first home in Tasmania

Building our first home in Tasmania
TAS

Is this your first experience in building such projects? If yes, then you should take care of the construction plan in advance, taking into account all the details and…

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alexsandro13
Nov 14, 2018 10:19 pm
alexsandro13
Tajana
Tajana
14 November

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Haha, thats pretty, i like the hint of blue. What room is that for? I am looking for a dining room table rug (even though i dont have a table yet hahah). I like the plat…

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Tajana
Nov 14, 2018 10:40 am
Tajana
Drew01
Drew01
14 November

Framing - Gap Between Slab Edge and Frame

Framing - Gap Between Slab Edge and Frame

We have no gap, and the slab lines up perfectly. But our slab guys were meticulous with their measurements, as they had a couple of boxes of beer riding on it... That…

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Drew01
Nov 14, 2018 8:36 am
Drew01

Your house looks Great. Just wondering if you had any photos of your alfresco area showing the sliding doors? We are building the Day Dream with Coral Homes also but not…

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A.Allen87
Nov 14, 2018 7:53 am
Sandychahal
Sandychahal
13 November

Brick color

Brick color
VIC

Does anyone have the pic for Brushwood Horizon brick? We are going to build with DFH

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Sandychahal
Nov 13, 2018 8:11 pm

We are planning to build with GJ Gardner and have so far are having a very positive experience with a lovely sales man who is truly helping us. I cant even begin to…

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rachandbrad
Nov 13, 2018 7:17 pm
Ezuku
Ezuku
13 November

Builder selection sa - any advice?

Builder selection sa - any advice?

So I'm planning on doing a knock down rebuild at some stage, and I'm currently at the stage where I'm thinking of builders (I'm in Metro adelaide). My plans are to do a…

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Ezuku
Nov 13, 2018 6:14 pm
slagozzz
slagozzz
13 November

BAL rating in Willowdale

BAL rating in Willowdale
NSW

I have recently purchased a land. haven't got contract yet. I was verbally told that the land will have BAL 29 rating. The land is bush faced.

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slagozzz
Nov 13, 2018 4:32 pm
Yulia01
Yulia01
13 November

Dual Occupancy - Narre Warren South (VIC)

Dual Occupancy - Narre Warren South (VIC)

To be honest I was surprised that Metricon doesn't build in that area when I spoke to them. So I'm looking for other builders in that area that can build a dual occ…

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Yulia01
Nov 13, 2018 4:22 pm
NewJourney
NewJourney
13 November

Glendale 42 with Rumpus

Glendale 42 with Rumpus

We went with the custom builders to get the plans we wanted.

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NewJourney
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