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Craigm
Craigm
26 March 2017

Clydevale, Clyde North VIC

Clydevale, Clyde North VIC
VIC
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Hi There, we booked the land in stage 19. We are not in hurry to build the house. Is anyone here in stage 19? any more updates for stage 19? thank you.

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Craigm
Mar 26, 2017 11:28 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
26 March 2017

Affordable living complaint

Affordable living complaint

Hi Anthonyrubb Unfortunately, Some salesman prey on first home buyers.. Maywil they don't have the luxury of having your own plans and getting other builders to…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 26, 2017 11:11 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Bergman58
Bergman58
26 March 2017

Fairhaven Homes Clovelly 248 in Melbourne North

Fairhaven Homes Clovelly 248 in Melbourne North
VIC

I'm building the queenscliff in Riverwalk in werribee. I personally looked at every display house they had and got the upgrade lists from each of the queenscliff displays.…

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Bergman58
Mar 26, 2017 10:31 am
Bergman58
KushD
KushD
25 March 2017

Timber Floor board upstairs?

Timber Floor board upstairs?
VIC

Resurrection of an old thread :) I'm getting closer to my tender appointment and I'm having the same problem of choice YoungStar had at that stage. My son is an asthmatic…

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KushD
Mar 25, 2017 11:12 pm
Spotme
Spotme
25 March 2017

Urban Fringe Praline Bricks

Urban Fringe Praline Bricks
NSW

ally there were a couple of addresses that Austral gave us; one was very far away, the other one was a completely different brick and hubby just reminded me there was a…

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Spotme
Mar 25, 2017 10:45 pm
JacintaLouise
JacintaLouise
25 March 2017

Austral brick- Grecian Gold

Austral brick- Grecian Gold

Just found heaps for Silver- now to find Grecian Gold! :)

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JacintaLouise
Mar 25, 2017 9:28 pm
JacintaLouise
JacintaLouise
25 March 2017

bricks and roof tiles

bricks and roof tiles

Yes, with Austral. We had a colour consultation today and took in a photo of a brick that we liked. She was most helpful and show us a brick that she thought was like our…

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JacintaLouise
Mar 25, 2017 8:17 pm
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MJT
Mar 25, 2017 6:54 pm
Ezza78
Ezza78
25 March 2017

Laminate bench tops for bathrooms

Laminate bench tops for bathrooms
VIC

Great idea but I'm in Victoria. The only showroom is in Sunshine and I'm in Chelsea so way to far to travel with kids. But have found somewhere local, cabinet maker, with…

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Ezza78
Mar 25, 2017 6:17 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 March 2017

recommend an architect/designer in Adelaide

recommend an architect/designer in Adelaide
SA

Hi Cooperplace You will need an Architect & Engineer Here's info on % Fees & Savings you might find useful that I've just put up But I've included most professional fees…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 25, 2017 9:47 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Cassie.f90
Cassie.f90
24 March 2017

Simonds First build - Dakota

Simonds First build - Dakota
VIC

Hey simondsbuild1 how is your build coming along? Any updates?

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Cassie.f90
Mar 24, 2017 11:35 pm
adelinap
adelinap
24 March 2017

Austral 2178 NSW Land and house packages

Austral 2178 NSW Land and house packages
NSW

For anyone who bought in Eadenwoods in Austral. Facebook group for neighbours :) https://www.facebook.com/groups/424891294516040/

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adelinap
Mar 24, 2017 9:52 pm
ruraldoc
ruraldoc
24 March 2017

Difference in advertisement and inclusions

Difference in advertisement and inclusions

That's a great outcome! Sounds like they are being reasonable.. especially when they know they stuffed up with the advert! Hope that the build goes well too! Any…

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ruraldoc
Mar 24, 2017 9:30 pm
ruraldoc
CD12JD
CD12JD
24 March 2017

DPC (damp proofing course) placed too high

DPC (damp proofing course) placed too high
VIC

bumping this to the top im also in a similar situation, there is a section of my house where the dpc is either not flush with the external wall or not installed all…

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CD12JD
Mar 24, 2017 8:46 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
24 March 2017

Bedroom sizes

Bedroom sizes

Mhm, that does seem quite small. My land is 10.5m frontage, and I made both of my minor bedrooms 3x3m minimum. How many rooms are there? Depend how big the rest of the…

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aloenyx
Mar 24, 2017 6:25 pm
aloenyx
Talkey
Talkey
24 March 2017

5% deposit - What happens if can't get finance?

5% deposit - What happens if can't get finance?
VIC

Have just got pre-approval for 80% so looks pretty good. Would you sign building contract at this stage or wait for formal approval?

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Talkey
Mar 24, 2017 5:53 pm
Talkey
slam72
slam72
24 March 2017

Building in Kooindah Waters

Building in Kooindah Waters
NSW

Hi, We're considering building in the Kooindah waters complex. Has anyone else built there? I'm keen to hear your comments / feedback, any special conditions, which…

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slam72
Mar 24, 2017 5:49 pm
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Mon445
Mar 24, 2017 3:34 pm
algernon
algernon
24 March 2017

Building in Googong

Building in Googong
NSW

Well, Today's Homes is in liquidation, so I'd suggest not them! Yes, their website is still up, but they ceased operations last year (Google 'Today's Homes liquidation'…

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algernon
Mar 24, 2017 2:24 pm

Standing water in driveway for new home

Standing water in driveway for new home
QLD

I would have thought so but one thing for sure, you are going to end up with staining and algae in the low spots ?

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Searching4 knowledge
Mar 24, 2017 8:50 am
Searching4 knowledge
comwiz_y2k
comwiz_y2k
24 March 2017

Has anyone built a house with Adenbrook in Leppington

Has anyone built a house with Adenbrook in Leppington
NSW

Last week, I just deposited 1,200 with Adenbrook. A lot of people I know are building with Adenbrook in Willowdale. I also once tossed with Eden Brae and Adenbrook, but…

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comwiz_y2k
Mar 24, 2017 8:11 am
newwyhouse2233
newwyhouse2233
23 March 2017

What is a drop edge beam and when and why are they required?

What is a drop edge beam and when and why are they required?
NSW

Hi yep we are getting two retaining walls put in to have two seperate levels one for the house one for garden and extra lawn (the block is 1300sqm) To build on the…

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newwyhouse2233
Mar 23, 2017 9:13 pm
cant decide
cant decide
23 March 2017

Think builder is going broke

Think builder is going broke
SA

Definitely get insurance and organise fencing ASAP. Not many insurance companies will do it, look for Wickies(Watersun Homes)thread and you will find all the info you…

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cant decide
Mar 23, 2017 8:43 pm
NavyLion
NavyLion
23 March 2017

Building With Wisdom Homes

Building With Wisdom Homes
NSW

Hi GLO, Sorry for 6 months late, I missed this message. I hope it is not too late. Yes, definitely you got ace cards to negotiate, just tell to all builders you are…

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NavyLion
Mar 23, 2017 8:06 pm
NavyLion
MoniqueElizabeth
MoniqueElizabeth
23 March 2017

Upgrading to Class P Waffle Slab

Upgrading to Class P Waffle Slab
VIC

My Slab has just come back as class P but I have fixed site costs so I'm not sure of costs.

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MoniqueElizabeth
Mar 23, 2017 7:58 pm
rattleAU
rattleAU
23 March 2017

Anyone building the Kimberley through Dennis Family?

Anyone building the Kimberley through Dennis Family?
VIC

We've been considering the Kimberly 30. If you are in Victoria, they have one that is being handed over and the owners are letting them show it between 10:30am and 12:30pm…

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rattleAU
Mar 23, 2017 5:15 pm
jessicariordan
jessicariordan
23 March 2017

Help with render colour!

Help with render colour!

I'm actually not 100% on that... It's through the builder and being a first time builder we're not sure of the specifics. We just want to get it right the first time haha

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jessicariordan
Mar 23, 2017 1:52 pm
NeilP
NeilP
23 March 2017

Casaview

Casaview
NSW

We built with them and got handover Dec 2014. We found them to be very upfront with details, prompt with communication, regular updates and overall great build quality. I…

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NeilP
Mar 23, 2017 9:50 am
NeilP
mishmu
mishmu
22 March 2017

Thinking to go for Henley - Caspian 25 design - any suggesti

Thinking to go for Henley - Caspian 25 design - any suggesti
VIC

Hello Everyone, https://henley.com.au/new-homes/reserve ... ian-series I have liked Caspian 25 design from Henley Builder (though their reviews are quite bad). My land…

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mishmu
Mar 22, 2017 8:56 pm
ser3
ser3
22 March 2017

White Design and Construction

White Design and Construction
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

I'm not sure, sorry. Maybe try calling the HBCF.

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ser3
Mar 22, 2017 12:47 pm
ser3
HGMbuild
HGMbuild
22 March 2017

Camden and Macarthur Local Area.

Camden and Macarthur Local Area.
NSW

Hi guys, I'm researching the topic of growth in the local council areas above, particularly of people who are building or have recently built, and their opinions of NAB…

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HGMbuild
Mar 22, 2017 11:00 am
HGMbuild
BrisJay
BrisJay
22 March 2017

How much did your build cost? 10m frontage / 405m block

How much did your build cost? 10m frontage / 405m block
QLD

That is a good option but I don't think that it would sell or rent as well in the area that I'm looking at. I know that people are doing heaps of these out in Ipswich but…

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BrisJay
Mar 22, 2017 8:02 am
rsanand
rsanand
22 March 2017

property virgins bought home+land in oran park

property virgins bought home+land in oran park
NSW

buy a pack of seed and have a very patchy lawn:(, yes did that it sucks my brother also did the same on hs backyard result was consistently bad, you are better of laying…

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rsanand
Mar 22, 2017 7:30 am
rsanand
rsanand
22 March 2017

Bought a Land with approved plans and lookging for a Builder

Bought a Land with approved plans and lookging for a Builder
VIC

from the looks of it you will be spending about 70% of the build cost up until lockup. not sure you would take so much pain on yourself to get some savings. but may be if…

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rsanand
Mar 22, 2017 7:21 am
ruraldoc
ruraldoc
22 March 2017

New prospective buyer

New prospective buyer
NSW

Hi Manu! First of all kudos for the amazing savings effort! Some thoughts to put out there. 1. Building a home and the decision-making involved is inherently…

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ruraldoc
Mar 22, 2017 12:12 am
ruraldoc
Tribe7
Tribe7
21 March 2017

Our Madison 39 by clarendon

Our Madison 39 by clarendon
QLD
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Holy cow MinandB it's beautiful. What a smart front facade, love the fence and rendered wall, ties into your house beautifully.

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Tribe7
Mar 21, 2017 9:22 pm
Tribe7
arcadelt
arcadelt
21 March 2017

Help with plans, costs.

Help with plans, costs.
QLD

Nothing comes easy, so if you want answers you will have to work for them a bit or a lot - the more detailed research you do the better. Therefore, read this, all or…

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arcadelt
Mar 21, 2017 8:26 pm
iffijee
iffijee
21 March 2017

8homes d8

8homes d8
VIC

I've made a lot of customization to the plan, still have not finalized a final floor plan.. but i dont know how to attach the plan here.. need some suggestions..

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iffijee
Mar 21, 2017 4:53 pm
charlibear
charlibear
21 March 2017

Custom home with gj gardner

Custom home with gj gardner
VIC

Lovely selections!!! What's been happening for you?

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charlibear
Mar 21, 2017 4:10 pm
charlibear
bashworth
bashworth
21 March 2017

What is with the upgrade of doors ?

What is with the upgrade of doors ?
VIC

In practically every business the bigger margins are on upgrades. That applies to MacDonalds -Upsize your meal and you will pay a dollar or more for what costs them

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bashworth
Mar 21, 2017 7:50 am
bashworth
aloenyx
aloenyx
20 March 2017

Mojo Homes expired tender

Mojo Homes expired tender
NSW

Run while you can by the sound of things. Tell them you have a legally binding contract for a fixed price, and apart from where stipulated in the contract (e.g.…

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aloenyx
Mar 20, 2017 5:45 pm
aloenyx
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PolkaDots
Mar 20, 2017 1:59 pm
building-expert
building-expert
20 March 2017

Water Leaks during PCI

Water Leaks during PCI
VIC

The leak could be from plumbing or a roof leak or both however, it is unlikely that you will have a mould problem from a short term leak that has been fixed. The council…

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building-expert
Mar 20, 2017 8:19 am
building-expert
Tracey70
Tracey70
19 March 2017

Simonds Prague in MELB- All Moved In ;)

Simonds Prague in MELB- All Moved In ;)
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

I'm having a reading room justheart

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Tracey70
Mar 19, 2017 8:47 pm
Camsta
Camsta
19 March 2017

Sloping Block

Sloping Block
NSW

Hi myself and a couple of people I've talked to recently have had some mixed results with Terry. Firstly he is a nice enough and his draftsmen was great to work with the…

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Camsta
Mar 19, 2017 8:37 pm
Jenifermarie
Jenifermarie
19 March 2017

Cost to upgrade to "Raven" Ceaserstone. (Coral Homes)

Cost to upgrade to "Raven" Ceaserstone. (Coral Homes)
QLD

Ha the husband factor. I quote "you can make all the decisions, it just can't be too white". My husband would live in a black hole if he had his way. So guess who wanted…

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Jenifermarie
Mar 19, 2017 8:01 pm
wongbruce
wongbruce
19 March 2017

Builders for sloping block NSW

Builders for sloping block NSW
NSW

When you are talking about sloping block, how much of a slope are you talking about? Most builders can do up to 4 metres or alternatively they could have a step down in he…

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wongbruce
Mar 19, 2017 9:47 am


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