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Henry Parkes
Henry Parkes
21 November 2016

Sloping block site costs

Sloping block site costs
VIC
1, 2

Building a house on a slope requires challenging structured engineering so it will add to the costs of the project. Approximately add $10-20k in site costs for each 1m…

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Henry Parkes
Nov 20, 2016 11:24 pm

Settling in well, no major issues. No further cracked bricks or mortar. The towel rails and toilet roll holders all fell off. Was easy to fix though. A few architraves…

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Fleeb
Nov 20, 2016 7:33 pm
SteveMc
SteveMc
20 November 2016

Our Clarendon Parkhill 29 Build in Brisbane

Our Clarendon Parkhill 29 Build in Brisbane
QLD

I've got a soft spot for the painful Parkhill . It was on our short list. Impressive progress in just a month!

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SteveMc
Nov 20, 2016 6:16 pm
SteveMc
microphonemania
microphonemania
19 November 2016

Dincel Type or Besser Block Walls..footings not wide enough?

Dincel Type or Besser Block Walls..footings not wide enough?
NSW

Hi guys....I would greatly appreciate any help/experience you have with this. We have poured our concrete footings for a rear cantilever retaining wall and I have…

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microphonemania
Nov 19, 2016 12:27 pm
AlbertJJ
AlbertJJ
19 November 2016

Sloped land

Sloped land
NSW

Thanks Bruce for your help!

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AlbertJJ
Nov 19, 2016 7:45 am
bashworth
bashworth
19 November 2016

How to find the best home design?

How to find the best home design?
VIC

If you follow the link below it will take you to a series of posts that show you how I designed a house I built. http://anewhouse.com.au/2012/02/startin ... diagram-1/

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bashworth
Nov 19, 2016 5:16 am
bashworth
gummz
gummz
18 November 2016

Brick Suggestions: Where mortar needs to match or blend

Brick Suggestions: Where mortar needs to match or blend

Hi everyone, Just wondering if anyone has had restrictions where the mortar needs to match or blend with the brick colour. I'm finding it hard to visualise this.... so…

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gummz
Nov 18, 2016 10:12 pm
pauldab
pauldab
18 November 2016

Loan preapproval

Loan preapproval
VIC

Also make sure there is no sunset clause that expires before the estimated settlement date in the land sales contract, there have been instances where a developer has…

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pauldab
Nov 18, 2016 6:11 pm
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Decka
Nov 18, 2016 4:29 pm
Decka
architect_yourself
architect_yourself
18 November 2016

Custom house plans - any advice welcome

Custom house plans - any advice welcome
QLD

Hey, good on your getting stuck into some design! Can I ask what software you used for this? Which way is north on your plan? Is it up the page? If so you will need to…

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architect_yourself
Nov 18, 2016 3:48 pm
architect_yourself
soberhenry
soberhenry
18 November 2016

Land registration in Riverstone/ Schofields

Land registration in Riverstone/ Schofields
NSW

Hi Deguzonthemove, First of all thanks for your reply on my post mate, appreciated. And do you mind to share with us where is your purchased land so we can understand…

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soberhenry
Nov 18, 2016 3:29 pm
Melos
Melos
18 November 2016

Help - buying irregular size land

Help - buying irregular size land
VIC

Is the block in an established area or is it a land release? If it's established you will need to look at where your neighbours houses sit on the block as this will…

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Melos
Nov 18, 2016 2:57 pm
wongbruce
wongbruce
18 November 2016

Site costs on a sloping block

Site costs on a sloping block
NSW

It really depends on your builder actually. Site cost is more like removal of dirt, trees, rocks etc. With Clarendon and Eden Brae Homes they do as part of the building…

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wongbruce
Nov 18, 2016 2:26 pm
httpants
httpants
18 November 2016

Framing Stage

Framing Stage
QLD

Hi, No we're not at Arbour Reach. It's a demolish and rebuild on Borden St.

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httpants
Nov 18, 2016 1:00 pm
Elara
Elara
18 November 2016

Price of 280sqm land in Elara in the last release

Price of 280sqm land in Elara in the last release
NSW

Can someone please let me know the price of a 280sqm land in the last release in Elara estate? Thanks.

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Elara
Nov 18, 2016 8:41 am
spurple
spurple
18 November 2016

Champion Homes - Has anyone built with them???

Champion Homes - Has anyone built with them???
NSW
1, 2

There is probably a reason you don't see many reviews. Champion have been threatening legal action for negative online reviews: http://www.domain.com.au/news/legal-act…

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spurple
Nov 18, 2016 6:02 am
Patto22
Patto22
17 November 2016

Building the burmuda 23 with hebel: Porter Davis

Building the burmuda 23 with hebel: Porter Davis
VIC

Hi all, just wanting people's thoughts on HEBEL POWER PANELS, my wife and i have decided to build with it but before it's confirmed i'd like to speak with anyone who has…

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Patto22
Nov 17, 2016 9:35 am
Patto22
brissyguy
brissyguy
17 November 2016

Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane
QLD
1 ... 7, 8, 9

It's been a couple of years but fairly sure we went with the Plymouth facade. We did alter master layout slightly leading to reduced balcony projection, unexpectedly…

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brissyguy
Nov 17, 2016 9:05 am
Oninon
Oninon
17 November 2016

Glendale LE - Brick infill

Glendale LE - Brick infill
VIC

Sorry what I meant was brick infills are an inclusion in Peninsula facade and you don't need to pay extra for this.

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Oninon
Nov 17, 2016 5:44 am
charlibear
charlibear
17 November 2016

Building our family home coral marcoola 30

Building our family home coral marcoola 30
NSW
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Any updates? How's your beautiful home Tara? GJ Gardner Modified Coolum 277 viewtopic.php?t=83643

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charlibear
Nov 17, 2016 5:12 am
charlibear
Dinnymar11
Dinnymar11
16 November 2016

Site Supervisors

Site Supervisors
NSW

Lol. Sounds like you do have Mr Grumps. Thanks for responding :)

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Dinnymar11
Nov 16, 2016 6:30 pm
joydas
joydas
16 November 2016

Home Group WA - First Time Building - Ocean Road Estate

Home Group WA - First Time Building - Ocean Road Estate
WA

We are building with Home Group WA in Whitby but I don't seem too impressed with all the mistakes they are made on the final documents

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joydas
Nov 16, 2016 6:24 pm
mys013
mys013
16 November 2016

The Gables - Box Hill

The Gables - Box Hill
NSW

No worries. We are in stage 1.2.

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mys013
Nov 16, 2016 5:49 am
SydSR
SydSR
16 November 2016

Allam Developers

Allam Developers
NSW

Hi All , Does any one know about Allam Group and their quality of development and timelines . They build houses on their land and they sell them as H&L Package . If…

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SydSR
Nov 15, 2016 11:31 pm
Parabatzis
Parabatzis
16 November 2016

Our experience with building the Emerald 29..now 30...with G

Our experience with building the Emerald 29..now 30...with G
VIC

Hi mate hows the house going after hand over? we are looking at building the emerald 29 also

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Parabatzis
Nov 15, 2016 11:28 pm
tdk14
tdk14
15 November 2016

Increasing Height of Stacker Doors

Increasing Height of Stacker Doors
WA

That sounds like a lot, our 3-panel, double glazed (hush?) 25c sliders costed around $300 to upgrade to 28c, and that included raising the alfresco ceiling from 28c to 31c.

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tdk14
Nov 15, 2016 6:56 pm
tdk14
BradC
BradC
15 November 2016

Building the Emporio ER432 with MainVue / Henley

Building the Emporio ER432 with MainVue / Henley
VIC
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Hi Sassid, thanks so much for sharing your story, I have read many of the posts and it has given me a lot to think about! We are building the Emporio ER430 late next year…

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BradC
Nov 15, 2016 4:14 pm
BradC

Our progress so far, this week paint and some brickwork under balcony. Outside almost complete.

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shams
Nov 15, 2016 4:04 pm
shams
gwu69
gwu69
15 November 2016

Building a new home with custom builder (Blow the Budget)

Building a new home with custom builder (Blow the Budget)
VIC

We are in the middle of construction, will check if there is a clause.

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gwu69
Nov 15, 2016 6:48 am
Penny57
Penny57
14 November 2016

Building in Saltwater Coast - Point cook

Building in Saltwater Coast - Point cook
VIC
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Hi Penyu, My partner and I have just paid the deposit for a lot at stage 28 as well. Dennis the sale manager told me that it will release in March 2017. Sorry to hear…

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Penny57
Nov 14, 2016 9:25 pm
pc3d
pc3d
14 November 2016

Building Claremont 35, CH

Building Claremont 35, CH
VIC

Love the Claremont design, Could you please share how much you went over the base price including site costs and upgrades? Also if someone can please post pics of…

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pc3d
Nov 14, 2016 2:05 pm
buildingonup
buildingonup
14 November 2016

Christmas Shutdown 2016

Christmas Shutdown 2016
WA

Gj told us 23rd dec to 16 Jan :(

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buildingonup
Nov 14, 2016 8:22 am
zgurler
zgurler
13 November 2016

Before Bulding Land valuations Edmondson Park/Bardia

Before Bulding Land valuations Edmondson Park/Bardia
NSW

The avenue has lots available that will register end of 2017. The lots are off Dalmatia ave

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zgurler
Nov 13, 2016 10:34 pm
algernon
algernon
13 November 2016

Trump effect on Australian Property Market and Housing

Trump effect on Australian Property Market and Housing
NSW

SPC Ardmona is a large fruit-packing company in Australia that went through some difficult times (including factory closures) a few years ago, and which just recently has…

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algernon
Nov 13, 2016 9:30 pm
johnsonresidence
johnsonresidence
13 November 2016

Building house in Baldivis

Building house in Baldivis
WA

Hi, did you end up going with Homezone? We have signed the agreement and are now waiting on Contracts and so far they have been really good. We worked with Stefanie from…

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johnsonresidence
Nov 13, 2016 5:56 pm
rachelandpj
rachelandpj
13 November 2016

Our first build - Custom home in Brisbane North

Our first build - Custom home in Brisbane North
QLD

Hi Charlibear :) We should be in in Feb, fingers crossed!

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rachelandpj
Nov 13, 2016 1:50 pm
rachelandpj
onetonnesam
onetonnesam
13 November 2016

Building the AllCastle Grandworth 42.5+

Building the AllCastle Grandworth 42.5+
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi, sorry to hear of the delays, from reading your post the explanation of the delay doesn't sound good enough. Once we had demolished and AH came to inspect they…

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onetonnesam
Nov 13, 2016 12:30 pm
firsthome2
firsthome2
13 November 2016

Pest Control on new building

Pest Control on new building
NSW

my builder had not installed termite protection sheet(red colour I think) before they out up the frames. They have already gyprocked it. Is this sheet a must to get the…

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firsthome2
Nov 12, 2016 11:16 pm
charlibear
charlibear
12 November 2016

First home in Byford - Homestart

First home in Byford - Homestart
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hmm my house haha... email I got this week from my builder "we are aiming to start your house mid December" GJ Gardner Modified Coolum 277

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charlibear
Nov 12, 2016 2:28 pm
charlibear
Sparkie
Sparkie
12 November 2016

Anyone know who the builder of this house would be?

Anyone know who the builder of this house would be?

Have a chat with tradies if u can go back to site. That's the quickest way

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Sparkie
Nov 12, 2016 7:55 am
Emmz70
Emmz70
11 November 2016

Building Agar 26 with Metricon, Melb SE suburb

Building Agar 26 with Metricon, Melb SE suburb
VIC
1, 2

How's it all going sun. Please tell me you've moved in

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Emmz70
Nov 11, 2016 10:15 pm
lilyzhou
lilyzhou
11 November 2016

Building first home with ContentLiving - WA

Building first home with ContentLiving - WA
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Sorry for the late reply. We have been living in the house for one month. No major issue. One double GPO is broken, the ceiling has a little crack, flyer screen installed…

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lilyzhou
Nov 10, 2016 11:27 pm
lilyzhou
ads87
ads87
10 November 2016

Bulding GJ Gardner Fernbank

Bulding GJ Gardner Fernbank
QLD

Hey Rluck welcome to the GJ build club :) tappa app should allow you to post pics. Where about are you building?

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ads87
Nov 10, 2016 9:19 pm
ads87
jesss_g
jesss_g
10 November 2016

HGWA Build - The Vienna

HGWA Build - The Vienna
WA

How's the build going pinkplane? Love your house plan ?

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jesss_g
Nov 10, 2016 7:19 pm
jesss_g
onetonnesam
onetonnesam
10 November 2016

Independent building inspections

Independent building inspections
VIC

Hey mate, sorry I can't answer your question, but what kind of defects are you looking at pre-pour?

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onetonnesam
Nov 10, 2016 3:56 pm
ericaust23
ericaust23
10 November 2016

New phone line connection from telstra pit

New phone line connection from telstra pit
VIC

Hi miscbunch, I am at the same situation. Do you mind if you share how you go about this task and who and cost? I called telstra and all I got was transfering from one…

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ericaust23
Nov 10, 2016 12:48 pm
Halcyon
Halcyon
10 November 2016

Simonds Palisade Gallery help

Simonds Palisade Gallery help
VIC

You'll be fine make sure you take your time! I feel like I was too excited and flew through, where I probably should've paid more attention

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Halcyon
Nov 10, 2016 9:04 am
Halcyon


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