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yvonneh
yvonneh
14 March

List of Things You Can't Do Later

List of Things You Can't Do Later
VIC
1, 2

A couple more Shower niche Underfloor heating Level floors (bathroom to living) Un-obscuring glazing (you can always add a film but hard to go back)

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yvonneh
Mar 14, 2017 11:18 pm
wongbruce
wongbruce
14 March

Cost of keeping registered vacant land for 2 yrs

Cost of keeping registered vacant land for 2 yrs
NSW

You should be looking for special conditions in your contract about how long you can leave the land vacant for or whether construction must start within a certain…

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wongbruce
Mar 14, 2017 6:58 pm

Porter Davis Charlton

Porter Davis Charlton
VIC

your suggestion makes total sense :).. thanks... I'll definitely go the glass balustrade at builder.. One thing that i would do cover it with stuff (newpapers or plastics)…

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everistically
Mar 14, 2017 3:34 pm
Bjain
Bjain
14 March

Anyone building with bellriver homes??

Anyone building with bellriver homes??
NSW

Hi, We are looking to get bellriver hes build our new home in north kellyville . I would appreciate if anyone canshare their experience woth bellriver homes? Thanks a lot

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Bjain
Mar 14, 2017 1:04 pm

Basic electrical selections plan

Basic electrical selections plan
NSW

Hi im wondering if anyone can give me some advice on what to select at electrical as the most neccessary and basic things ie: hdmi, internet etc We will have nbn, it is a…

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newwyhouse2233
Mar 14, 2017 12:40 am

Anyone building at Jubilee Estate?

Anyone building at Jubilee Estate?
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hello!! That is so exciting to have a neighbour. We signed up with Simonds a year ago so are now paying late penalties, but their build price has gone up more than the…

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Valerie Kiwikvinna
Mar 13, 2017 11:29 pm
mattncourtz
mattncourtz
13 March

First Time Home Build

First Time Home Build
WA

Hi Caupetzai, We are currently building our second home, and believe that deciding on a builder will be best determined on your building budget. Different builders cater…

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mattncourtz
Mar 13, 2017 11:17 pm
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sudu
Mar 13, 2017 10:06 pm
icat2000
icat2000
13 March

Metricon Price increase

Metricon Price increase

Ouch. That is some penalty. 50K a lot of money.

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icat2000
Mar 13, 2017 7:54 pm
icat2000

Solar Panels | Elara Estate

Solar Panels | Elara Estate
NSW

Kaycee, do you know if we are allowed to put up solar panels on our rooftop here in Elara's Estate? Thanks.

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Johnnycamelately
Mar 13, 2017 3:23 pm
Emmz70
Emmz70
13 March

Building Metricon Franklin 40 Sydney

Building Metricon Franklin 40 Sydney
NSW
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Same here I'm hanging out for a franky visit

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Emmz70
Mar 13, 2017 12:03 pm
kajidzz
kajidzz
13 March

Builder GJ Logan busted - going through QBCC

Builder GJ Logan busted - going through QBCC
QLD
1, 2

totally agree. emailed liquidator last Tuesday to terminate the contract still no reply.

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kajidzz
Mar 13, 2017 11:41 am

What to inspect during construction phase

What to inspect during construction phase

Unless you have professional building knowledge you won't know what to look for. Consider getting your own independent inspector for critical stages of your build.

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building-expert
Mar 13, 2017 11:39 am
building-expert
faykis
faykis
13 March

Median Home price, overcapitalization and bank valuation

Median Home price, overcapitalization and bank valuation
NSW

Hi all, we are a couple looking to build our first home in Schofields, NSW area. This home is mainly living purpose but want to…

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faykis
Mar 13, 2017 11:29 am
faykis
Glendale45
Glendale45
13 March

Our Glendale 45 build

Our Glendale 45 build
VIC
1 ... 82, 83, 84

Sorry for the late reply! No we didn't have to contact anyone. M did all of that for us. I'm pretty sure once you are at luckup stage SM will book it in (can take 7 weeks…

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Glendale45
Mar 13, 2017 9:46 am
Glendale45
charlibear
charlibear
12 March

Building our first house with Aspect Homes Qld

Building our first house with Aspect Homes Qld
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Congrats!! The splash back is just gorgeous!! Loving the wall paper Don't forget pics for us once you've moved in GJ Gardner Modified Coolum 277 …

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charlibear
Mar 12, 2017 7:02 pm
charlibear

Roseleigh Homes (Vic) - Recent Experiences?

Roseleigh Homes (Vic) - Recent Experiences?
VIC

Hi, We have just paid out initial fee after months of deliberating (sloping block). How did you find them? Did you end up building with them?

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Roseleigh_Custom
Mar 12, 2017 4:19 pm
Roseleigh_Custom
wongbruce
wongbruce
12 March

Wooden staircase and glass balustrade options outside builde

Wooden staircase and glass balustrade options outside builde
NSW

You will have one more problem getting it outside. Your Occupation Certificate (OC) won't be issued due to safety concerns and the builder will not allow outside trades…

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wongbruce
Mar 12, 2017 3:48 pm
sajidmib
sajidmib
12 March

Watersun Yarra 3600 - Customised plan

Watersun Yarra 3600 - Customised plan
VIC
1, 2, 3

That is true their price was really good But they are gone now

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sajidmib
Mar 12, 2017 10:21 am
sajidmib
Ron380
Ron380
12 March

Anybody building with Dixon Homes in Schofields

Anybody building with Dixon Homes in Schofields
NSW

Hi We are planning to build our house with Dixon Homes in Schofields,Sydney. Any feedback on their builds is welcome Regards, Rohan

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Ron380
Mar 12, 2017 10:10 am
crysi
crysi
12 March

Newhome centre WA

Newhome centre WA
WA

Anyone know much about go homes?

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crysi
Mar 12, 2017 1:17 am
sajidmib
sajidmib
11 March

Help Cost of Data Points & NBN in New House

Help Cost of Data Points & NBN in New House
QLD

Phone outlet has to be redone for data points u are mistaken that they are exactly same and swap out for future which means yes the hole in wall can be swapped but not…

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sajidmib
Mar 11, 2017 10:14 pm
sajidmib
buildingonup
buildingonup
11 March

PCI Issues before handover

PCI Issues before handover
QLD

Thankyou we are packed for moving so no idea where the contract is at the moment, I might have a scan at work so will look into that. Hopefully gives us time to go after…

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buildingonup
Mar 11, 2017 8:49 am
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BrisBuild
Mar 10, 2017 10:40 pm
party_of_5
party_of_5
10 March

Single story house with Loft

Single story house with Loft
NSW

Not too sure if you have Hotondo Homes in NSW but they have a design called the highlander which is a single story with an upstairs rumpus

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party_of_5
Mar 10, 2017 10:03 pm
Lansmarshy
Lansmarshy
10 March

Builder for slope block in Melbourne

Builder for slope block in Melbourne
VIC
1, 2

Hi there, I hope you don't mind me messaging you, but I just saw your comment about your block in Bacchus marsh that has 3m fall over 30 meters- I have just purchased a…

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Lansmarshy
Mar 10, 2017 8:58 pm

here is a picture of the display home flashing

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fizzed
Mar 10, 2017 7:36 pm

Advice please, first build

Advice please, first build
SA

I assume you are doing this as a owner build? First stop is counci duty planner to find out what you can do and what you need to do. I would also gets some quotes for…

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Searching4 knowledge
Mar 10, 2017 5:44 pm
Searching4 knowledge
Mec06
Mec06
10 March

Plantation Homes/ Molto Riviera/ Ormeau Ridge Qld

Plantation Homes/ Molto Riviera/ Ormeau Ridge Qld
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

So close! Your driveway looks good, so excited for you Imm!

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Mec06
Mar 10, 2017 12:30 pm
Mec06
JayaJaya
JayaJaya
9 March

Simonds Sierra - Adelaide, South Australia

Simonds Sierra - Adelaide, South Australia
SA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

from, not drom - this whole day has been a senior's moment for me. :lol:

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JayaJaya
Mar 09, 2017 10:04 pm
JayaJaya
cforb
cforb
9 March

'The Heath' - Langwarrin.

'The Heath' - Langwarrin.
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi all, Have purchased one of the acreage lots behind your blocks and titles have just been confirmed. Wondering how long it took everyone, roughly, to go through council?…

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cforb
Mar 09, 2017 7:03 pm
pauldab
pauldab
9 March

Drainage easement and swimming pool

Drainage easement and swimming pool
NSW

I'm building in Melbourne so don't know the intricacies of challenges faced where you are. (I guess you're from NSW).

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pauldab
Mar 09, 2017 2:55 pm
ravsingh21
ravsingh21
9 March

My build with Firstyle Homes - Schofields NSW

My build with Firstyle Homes - Schofields NSW
NSW

Hey @mickm, Great blog! We're just setting out with our Firstyle build, hopefully the slab will be down in the next couple of weeks or so. How are things going since…

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ravsingh21
Mar 09, 2017 1:04 pm
Chris E
Chris E
9 March

Building with Weeks and Macklin in Adelaide

Building with Weeks and Macklin in Adelaide
SA

I am seeking feedback on knocking down the family home and building 2 small homes with Weeks and Macklin in Adelaide, I like the idea of the Supaloc steel frame with the…

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Chris E
Mar 09, 2017 12:54 pm
JayaJaya
JayaJaya
9 March

Vinyl wrap - thoughts and experience

Vinyl wrap - thoughts and experience

I agree with this post. We make new kitchen doors all the time for people who have doors where the vinyl is peeling or cracking off due to age, heat and/or moisture in the…

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JayaJaya
Mar 09, 2017 8:56 am
JayaJaya
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Special_K
Mar 08, 2017 9:33 pm
alysanne
alysanne
8 March

Willaston by Statesman Homes SA

Willaston by Statesman Homes SA
SA
1, 2

Congratulations, glad to hear it's all moving along. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures. Best of luck with the walk through.

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alysanne
Mar 08, 2017 9:29 pm
MJT
MJT
8 March

Driveway white pvc pipe

Driveway white pvc pipe
NSW

It sounds like a sewer inspection point. It needs to be above where the sewer pipe runs. You might be able to get an alternative coloured cover for it or failing that a…

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MJT
Mar 08, 2017 5:46 pm
MGaus
MGaus
8 March

10m frontage in Wantirna South (Harcrest)

10m frontage in Wantirna South (Harcrest)
VIC
1, 2

Hi All, I am wondering if any one is here who has purchased in stage 9 (Pinnacle). I have purchased the land on the Jun 2015. It is almost 20 months has passed. Any…

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MGaus
Mar 08, 2017 5:13 pm
Anna Ling
Anna Ling
8 March

Building - The never ending story...

Building - The never ending story...

Hi All, Joined the forum last week. Love reading all your posts and thought it was time for me to be part of all the trials and tribulations. I am currently in the…

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Anna Ling
Mar 08, 2017 11:02 am

Hi All, Just seeking suggestion. In my colour selection I selected Vitesse color for walls and mix of 1/4 vitesse and 3/4 white for roof and doors etc all over the…

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jmasood
Mar 08, 2017 10:53 am
jmasood
pshome
pshome
7 March

Altrove Schofields

Altrove Schofields
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Calling Altrove MJH builds, please get in touch.

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pshome
Mar 07, 2017 9:39 pm

New williams designer homes blog

New williams designer homes blog
NSW

How's your build going Mrsemmwhitey? You're down across from the little wetlands thing right? Looks like it changes every time I drive…

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k.goldington
Mar 07, 2017 11:24 am
k.goldington
mikegrg1
mikegrg1
7 March

Anyone have Eclipse brick with natural mortar?

Anyone have Eclipse brick with natural mortar?

White mortar wouldn't cost much to upgrade... may be around 400-500....

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mikegrg1
Mar 07, 2017 7:36 am
mikegrg1
emmyawards
emmyawards
6 March

Electrical Pit - Ausnet

Electrical Pit - Ausnet
VIC

Oh so you can't have a tenant in the house when you install the pit?

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emmyawards
Mar 06, 2017 8:52 pm
MGaus
MGaus
6 March

RE: Harcrest by Mirvac

RE: Harcrest by Mirvac
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi All, Good to see the threads about Harcrest and development updates. I am wondering if any one is here who has purchased in stage 9. I have purchased the land on the…

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MGaus
Mar 06, 2017 3:36 pm
Iftekhar
Iftekhar
6 March

Anyone has built or is building Ivanhoe with Eden Brae?

Anyone has built or is building Ivanhoe with Eden Brae?
NSW

Hello all, Has anyone built a single story Ivanhoe 27 with Eden Brae? I have already deposited booking money to build Ivanhoe. Just wondering how it will look like in 2…

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Iftekhar
Mar 06, 2017 12:54 pm
charlibear
charlibear
5 March

Modified Noosa 26 Build -Coral Homes

Modified Noosa 26 Build -Coral Homes
QLD
1, 2

Just stunning!!! Love the little friend on your mailbox GJ Gardner Modified Coolum 277 viewtopic.php?t=83643

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charlibear
Mar 05, 2017 9:38 pm
charlibear
kaycee
kaycee
5 March

The Avenue - Schofields

The Avenue - Schofields
NSW
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Thanks Wickets! I will not be surprised if Mirvac would price this forthcoming release at $1400 per sqm.

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kaycee
Mar 05, 2017 7:37 pm

Tiling - to screed or not to screed

Tiling - to screed or not to screed
WA

Hi, Did you tiler end up screeding? I have a similar situation but the tile size is bit bigger, I'm planning to use 1200 x 600.

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suhasaradhya
Mar 05, 2017 7:08 pm

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