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Deepa07
Deepa07
22 February

Elara Marsden Park Home Buyers 2018

Elara Marsden Park Home Buyers 2018
NSW

Hi Everyone I am in Stage 20 registration, how long it will take approximately to get the Subdivision Certificate and what is LPI processing time frame. Could someone…

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Deepa07
Feb 22, 2017 11:11 am
jonesie2017
jonesie2017
21 February

Nature strip and setback

Nature strip and setback
QLD

Thanks so much koston44, I really appreciate it :)

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jonesie2017
Feb 21, 2017 8:07 pm
newwyhouse2233
newwyhouse2233
21 February

FOWLER HOMES: Please share experiencd

FOWLER HOMES: Please share experiencd
NSW

Hi, i am looking at building at fowler home among other companies. In the hunter valley. Can anyone share their experience with them in nsw. Also several of their floor…

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newwyhouse2233
Feb 21, 2017 10:06 am
needsausername
needsausername
21 February

Split Level Home

Split Level Home
NSW

We modified our gjs design to put a split into it. Perhaps if you found a design you liked you could look at doing that, pending the severity of the slope and the split…

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needsausername
Feb 21, 2017 7:10 am
needsausername
BrownDog77
BrownDog77
20 February

Beechwood Piccolo 28

Beechwood Piccolo 28
NSW
1, 2, 3

Love the piccolo just not in our budget looking forward to watching it come together

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BrownDog77
Feb 20, 2017 9:30 pm
Megsun
Megsun
20 February

Planning to buy

Planning to buy
NSW

Hi ..im planning to buy a house in edmonson park village square.i hv a big confusion in selecting builders.which builder s best.and want to know about schools , and…

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Megsun
Feb 20, 2017 10:32 am
vinitmalhotra4
vinitmalhotra4
20 February

Need Feedback on Simonds Express Reliability

Need Feedback on Simonds Express Reliability
VIC
1, 2

hello mate. u have build with simmonds? how was ur experience

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vinitmalhotra4
Feb 20, 2017 9:12 am
lia_dvm
lia_dvm
19 February

Montgomery Homes Carolina modified

Montgomery Homes Carolina modified
NSW

Hello pancakes85! Looking forward to the progress of your build - we're also waiting for our land in Lisarow to settle before the build with MH gets started - we're very…

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lia_dvm
Feb 19, 2017 7:36 pm
lia_dvm
mrsdoe
mrsdoe
19 February

First time building, suspicious prestart quotes

First time building, suspicious prestart quotes
WA

Depends on your preference, some things are simpler to have the builder do such as benchtops and others like electrical, landscaping and painting are easy to do…

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mrsdoe
Feb 19, 2017 3:54 pm
mrsdoe
Natsi
Natsi
19 February

Tree Removal in Site Costs? Or required to arrange independe

Tree Removal in Site Costs? Or required to arrange independe
NSW

Hi Natsi, you can also check , we have different services to cater you for a free no obligation quote.

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Natsi
Feb 19, 2017 3:22 pm
TBLMan
TBLMan
19 February

First Home - Plunkett Albany

First Home - Plunkett Albany
WA

Definintely. Got a bit of landscaping work to do once it's finished just due to how high up the pad is built, but that'll happen over time. Likely retain the front and…

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TBLMan
Feb 19, 2017 9:29 am
cuebiyar
cuebiyar
18 February

Centring with a built in pelmet - please help

Centring with a built in pelmet - please help
NSW

Thank you for your opinion :) I appreciate you taking the time to respond.

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cuebiyar
Feb 18, 2017 11:33 pm
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
18 February

Sahara Q2

Sahara Q2
VIC

Yea we aren't having a pool as I don't see the point of having a pool in Melbourne, plus the running costs add up. I would much rather a nice outdoor kitchen and living area

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stayxtrue
Feb 18, 2017 9:04 pm
stayxtrue
Doulton777
Doulton777
18 February

Metricon drop down ceiling in Kitchen

Metricon drop down ceiling in Kitchen
VIC

The one In my design is the one Im after. I didn't know a hanging one existed. Im happy with the one Im getting. Maybe ask them if they do them that way. Take the pic with you.

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Doulton777
Feb 18, 2017 3:39 pm
Doulton777

Post Building Variation - Porter Davis

Post Building Variation - Porter Davis
VIC

HI - has anyone tried requesting for a post building variation with Porter Davis. Our site has started one week ago, but we are second guessing with our brick selection.…

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firsthomebuilder101
Feb 17, 2017 2:55 pm
Kathjax
Kathjax
17 February

House designs for acreage

House designs for acreage
VIC

A letter from developers with more delays ...hopefully they get going soon...

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Kathjax
Feb 17, 2017 9:18 am
thech_nerd
thech_nerd
17 February

henley Vogue

henley Vogue
VIC

Anyone Building or have built Vogue with Henley in VIC?

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thech_nerd
Feb 17, 2017 12:08 am
thech_nerd

Another visit today and more action!!! All plastic sheeting down ready for the Reo tomorrow and hopefully a slab next Monday or Tuesday!!!

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thomson.alex
Feb 16, 2017 8:29 pm
thomson.alex
Charley
Charley
16 February

Zip track Alfresco blinds

Zip track Alfresco blinds
VIC

Looking for reviews on Ziptrack blinds for our alfresco, anyone here installed them?

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Charley
Feb 16, 2017 7:46 pm
Macfarlane_Manor
Macfarlane_Manor
16 February

Porter Davis Charlton 33

Porter Davis Charlton 33
VIC
1, 2

We originally went with the upgraded stairs (as displayed in Riverwalk) but it was a little bit our of budget (think it was around $11k) so we went with the silver chrome…

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Macfarlane_Manor
Feb 16, 2017 1:05 pm
Macfarlane_Manor
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
16 February

FAIL! WHY is my Dulux Acrylic Texture Coat render crumbling?

FAIL! WHY is my Dulux Acrylic Texture Coat render crumbling?
WA

Iether that or it was a typical hurry job on to rendered wall and the render was still wet when it was primed. eflourescene will cause the entire coating to fail if it was…

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rebuilder86
Feb 16, 2017 12:29 pm
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dreamh0me
Feb 15, 2017 11:19 pm
dreamh0me
arcadelt
arcadelt
15 February

Flooring square meterage

Flooring square meterage
WA

OK, looks pretty straightforward apart from the stairs, so what help do you need.

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arcadelt
Feb 15, 2017 10:28 pm
Marshall5858
Marshall5858
15 February

Building the Simonds Palisade in Springwood SA

Building the Simonds Palisade in Springwood SA
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

We mixed our colours, had to pay around $375 (from memory) in SA

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Marshall5858
Feb 15, 2017 9:30 pm
barry157
barry157
15 February

2 Gas Points in Alfresco? Or 1 is enough?

2 Gas Points in Alfresco? Or 1 is enough?

I think it depends on the individual appliances which will run on the gas line. When signing off on the contract, the builder asked me what sort of appliances I intended…

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barry157
Feb 15, 2017 3:58 pm
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Christoshizz
Feb 15, 2017 1:20 am
Christoshizz
zxmcathy413
zxmcathy413
14 February

Highgrove estate - Clyde North, Melbourne

Highgrove estate - Clyde North, Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 34, 35, 36

It was 270,200 when we signed up in Nov. How much is it now? my one is 278,000 That house is now $274,600 a couple of weeks ago

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zxmcathy413
Feb 14, 2017 10:18 pm
ninnygray
ninnygray
14 February

NSW New Home Builder's Grant

NSW New Home Builder's Grant
NSW

Construction of the home, by way of laying foundations, must commence within 26 weeks (or a longer period allowed by the Chief…

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ninnygray
Feb 14, 2017 6:36 pm
ninnygray
girds
girds
14 February

Trinity build - land scaping

Trinity build - land scaping
WA
1 ... 18, 19, 20

hey mate, really like the exterior of the house, looks amazing! what colour render is this?. you said it was solver mochachino but i cant find it anywhere online?

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girds
Feb 14, 2017 6:12 pm
clintdb
clintdb
14 February

KDR with Sekisui - Sydney

KDR with Sekisui - Sydney
NSW
1 ... 44, 45, 46

General note for anyone with a Fronius inverter: Since the smart meter was installed last week (the one that provides me with consumption as well as solar production…

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clintdb
Feb 14, 2017 9:36 am
clintdb
faykis
faykis
14 February

Anyone built with fowler homes recently?

Anyone built with fowler homes recently?
NSW

Hi Threegreenpeas, would love to read through your blog. Please PM me the link. I love to know what parts did you remove from the design and got the money back! Our land…

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faykis
Feb 14, 2017 7:49 am
faykis
shellby
shellby
13 February

Timeframe for building to commence after deposit paid

Timeframe for building to commence after deposit paid
VIC

How long is a piece of string. We signed start of October 2015 and paid 5% (already paid our $3,000 in July), Was submitted to council straight away, but then it sat at…

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shellby
Feb 13, 2017 10:35 pm
shellby
maywil
maywil
13 February

Stylemaster Homes - Aurora 32/18 Sunshine Coast

Stylemaster Homes - Aurora 32/18 Sunshine Coast
QLD
1, 2

We seem to be at the same stage with you. Our slab went down on the 19th Dec. The frames & roof were completed a week ago. What stage are you at now.

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maywil
Feb 13, 2017 10:13 pm
algernon
algernon
13 February

(WA) Flipping house - need advice!!!

(WA) Flipping house - need advice!!!
WA

Trees are a good idea - a tall hedge along the boundary line would also help quite a lot. As an alternative to flipping the entire plan, you might be able to modify it -…

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algernon
Feb 13, 2017 9:16 pm
Merv
Merv
13 February

Starting our building process,-Knock down rebuild- Research

Starting our building process,-Knock down rebuild- Research
NSW

We are also in the process of KDRB on the beaches. Our plans are in council now and being held up due to an engineering report not done (we are building with Merticon). We…

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Merv
Feb 13, 2017 7:48 pm
Milestone
Milestone
13 February

Our Coral Build! Santorini 26

Our Coral Build! Santorini 26
QLD
1, 2

progress is super exciting isn't it congrats Coral homes Modified Stradbroke Sent from my iPad usingTapatalk

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Milestone
Feb 13, 2017 7:34 pm
Milestone
Kenny48
Kenny48
13 February

Building with Bentley homes

Building with Bentley homes
VIC
1, 2, 3

:( Feel sorry for that thing happened to you. May i know which area are you in? My house is at lock up stage as well, and of course last time i visit : door locked but…

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Kenny48
Feb 13, 2017 5:49 pm
Zeeber
Zeeber
13 February

Site map - contour map?

Site map - contour map?
VIC

Thanks for all the suggestions, sounds like it will have to be surveyed. At the moment, the contour is about 700m difference from highest to lowest point, so I'll spend…

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Zeeber
Feb 13, 2017 11:57 am
BuildingOurDream
BuildingOurDream
13 February

Charlton 33 Design Options Packs - Landscaping

Charlton 33 Design Options Packs - Landscaping
VIC

Hi everyone! After much deliberation we decided to build the Charlton 33 - and we are SUPER exited! One of the main reasons we decided on the Charlton (apart from the…

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BuildingOurDream
Feb 13, 2017 11:32 am
BuildingOurDream
L4 a home
L4 a home
12 February

Estimate total cost to construct

Estimate total cost to construct
NSW

Update: I just spoke with a couple builders today: Elderton homes and Travelle homes: * Elderton homes have a house which can fit on 300m2 block for 230K with standard…

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L4 a home
Feb 12, 2017 2:54 pm
peaches21
peaches21
12 February

Certificate of occupancy declined

Certificate of occupancy declined
VIC

Nothing anywhere says owner supplied ? For my carpet yes and for fencing yes but nothing about retaining

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peaches21
Feb 12, 2017 1:18 pm
nikil
nikil
12 February

Electricity Pit

Electricity Pit
VIC

Yes that's something you have to do yourself and pay for. Just find out who the energy provider is for the area you're building and they usually have the application form…

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nikil
Feb 12, 2017 10:36 am
goody59
goody59
12 February

Silicon or grout in shower corners ?

Silicon or grout in shower corners ?

Silicon is required. Grout will crack and fall out. The tiler has it right.

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goody59
Feb 12, 2017 8:18 am
goody59

kitchen going in

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releigh1980
Feb 11, 2017 1:34 pm
rachguney
rachguney
10 February

Render colour help

Render colour help
VIC

We are building a new home and I am totally stuck on a render colour We have mangrove brick which is a darkish brown with woodland grey windows gutters and roof. Any…

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rachguney
Feb 10, 2017 12:48 pm
spice girl
spice girl
10 February

Our Build- Lexington Belle Q1

Our Build- Lexington Belle Q1
VIC
1, 2

Hi belle, how are you doing? Any progress yet?

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spice girl
Feb 10, 2017 12:29 pm
algernon
algernon
10 February

Wall Insulation Between Storeys

Wall Insulation Between Storeys
VIC

Many builders won't put insulation between floors unless you specifically ask. While it can have some thermal advantages, insulation between floors is usually done for…

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algernon
Feb 10, 2017 11:17 am

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