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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
eamn yidspla
eamn yidspla
10 February

House Presto - Building Advisors

House Presto - Building Advisors
VIC

Hi, We are currently in the process of signing up with House Presto, to design a custom build.. Has anyone used them in the past? Their advice seems to be very good so…

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eamn yidspla
Feb 10, 2017 11:04 am
Hootie
Hootie
10 February

Re: Building in Aveley - Living, one year on...

Re: Building in Aveley - Living, one year on...
WA
1 ... 53, 54, 55

Thanks MrsMaccaPacca and Petad :D Soura, sorry I missed this post! ::lol:: Thanks for the kind words, congrats on the land purchase in Vale, Aveley and I hope your build is…

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Hootie
Feb 10, 2017 1:02 am
Hootie
Fish217
Fish217
9 February

Is anyone building at Mawson Green, Meadows SA?

Is anyone building at Mawson Green, Meadows SA?
SA
1 ... 32, 33, 34

Hey Porsha1369!! Only a few doors down :) . How is your place going? Thanks for the contact number. I will get in contact with them when the completion gets closer and i…

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Fish217
Feb 09, 2017 1:40 pm

Newport 361 - Our First Home!

Newport 361 - Our First Home!
VIC

How did it all turn out Karooo? We're building the Newport 361 at the moment (we have a slab, frame starts next week) and keen to see some photographs of completed homes

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accidentalpirate
Feb 09, 2017 12:08 pm
natalied2701
natalied2701
9 February

Costs added to construction in bush fire zone

Costs added to construction in bush fire zone
NSW

Thank you both for your help. They just got back to us with a quote for anyone else who reads this post looking for answers... We are being charged $3,600 for - Provide…

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natalied2701
Feb 09, 2017 11:50 am
algernon
algernon
9 February

Building Contract Issues

Building Contract Issues
NSW

Agreed - I suspect they're trying to scare/pressure you into going ahead with them. If you haven't already had a solicitor review your contract, please do so now. It…

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326
algernon
Feb 09, 2017 11:34 am
RDhar_2016
RDhar_2016
9 February

Buiding Henley-Monaco Lux Q3

Buiding Henley-Monaco Lux Q3
VIC

Hello Everyone, I am new to this forum and need to know if anyone has built Monaco Lux Q3. This is now called Monaco 25. I am confused about color choices and all. Your…

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RDhar_2016
Feb 09, 2017 12:12 am
Vikas77
Vikas77
8 February

Glendale 38 (Elara)

Glendale 38 (Elara)
NSW
1 ... 8, 9, 10

thanks dulie

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Vikas77
Feb 08, 2017 5:56 pm
mamba
mamba
8 February

Re: Henley Carmelle Lux Q2 - Post handover jobs continue

Re: Henley Carmelle Lux Q2 - Post handover jobs continue
VIC
1 ... 35, 36, 37

Hey Snyde - Where did you get your driveway done from? I am trying to get a few quotes. Henley has quoted 6.2K for an exposed aggregate. I am not sure what the right price…

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mamba
Feb 08, 2017 12:59 pm
mamba
charlibear
charlibear
8 February

Coral Homes Hampton 26

Coral Homes Hampton 26
NSW

There is a Coral general thread, you are better off to ask in there. Hopefully you can get the answers you are after GJ Gardner Modified Coolum 277 viewtopic.php?t=83643

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charlibear
Feb 08, 2017 12:13 pm
charlibear
zen41
zen41
7 February

anyone building in Springvale Sandown rd

anyone building in Springvale Sandown rd
VIC

Check with your land office would be the easiest way

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zen41
Feb 07, 2017 11:32 pm
planetbyron
planetbyron
7 February

Henley & Cosham upgrade price list

Henley & Cosham upgrade price list
VIC

Ok everyone. Here is the link for all the documents I have for Henley Lexington Belle Q1 and Q2, as well as Lexington 32: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ovnrq7h8prnn ... WM0Ma?dl=0

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planetbyron
Feb 07, 2017 9:07 pm
Lala1
Lala1
7 February

Pros and cons of demolishing whole block

Pros and cons of demolishing whole block
VIC

Wow, I'm actually surprised to see how much if the land they use! I think I'll start repotting and making cuttings

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Lala1
Feb 07, 2017 8:56 pm
Milestone
Milestone
7 February

Coral Homes - Marcoola 30 - Brisbane North

Coral Homes - Marcoola 30 - Brisbane North
QLD

Ours is the same they just finished bricking and I can fit my hand in between brick wall and window our SS told us the same thing. Coral homes Modified Stradbroke Sent…

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Milestone
Feb 07, 2017 7:20 pm
Milestone
Christoshizz
Christoshizz
7 February

Installing a Power Pit

Installing a Power Pit
VIC

No idea. Whatever it is just have to pay it.

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Christoshizz
Feb 07, 2017 5:32 pm
Christoshizz
faykis
faykis
7 February

Help! 2-3m slope in land map. Site cost!!

Help! 2-3m slope in land map. Site cost!!
NSW

Guys I would be very grateful if you could check out my other post and help me understanding the contour maps. I need help to understand their impact on site cost/…

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faykis
Feb 07, 2017 4:43 pm
faykis
Sparkie
Sparkie
7 February

Leveling sloping land

Leveling sloping land
NSW

Yeah mate. I got ripped and didn't have any clue. Put me under massive pressure. :(

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670
Sparkie
Feb 07, 2017 12:03 pm
bd3watson
bd3watson
7 February

Porter Davis House issue

Porter Davis House issue
VIC

Unfortunately they are correct about the floors. The VBA website below gives you a run down (basically you have 24 months) to stop squeaking and cracks need to be of a…

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bd3watson
Feb 07, 2017 9:17 am
bd3watson
Ezza78
Ezza78
6 February

Busby Homes

Busby Homes
VIC

We are about to sign with Busby Homes to build our family home, any feedback/reviews for them? It's a massive decision and seems quite expensive.

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Ezza78
Feb 06, 2017 9:35 pm
Tocco
Tocco
6 February

Custom Builder Sydney

Custom Builder Sydney
NSW

Hi all New to this site. I am looking at doing a KDR in the South West (NSW) area. Have been speaking with volume builders (Clarendon Homes) but would like to see what…

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Tocco
Feb 06, 2017 9:05 pm
Jays2007
Jays2007
6 February

Custom build on slope Hobart - recommendations

Custom build on slope Hobart - recommendations
TAS

Hi Snoss, I didn't have much luck with reviews I ended up going with a builder I bought a house off many years ago. I didn't realise he was still building around Hobart.…

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Jays2007
Feb 06, 2017 6:42 pm
chloea_
chloea_
6 February

Building our new Amalfi 532

Building our new Amalfi 532
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

What floors did you chose?

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chloea_
Feb 06, 2017 3:10 pm
Vdubbed 12
Vdubbed 12
5 February

Lowest cost of building a small double storey house in Melbo

Lowest cost of building a small double storey house in Melbo
VIC

Yeah I've actually spoken to the sales consultant at Homebuyers centre but there was only that one model and was out of our budget. I've set up a time with Hamilton this…

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Vdubbed 12
Feb 05, 2017 9:11 pm
VolksBIMA
VolksBIMA
5 February

Building with Adenbrook Homes

Building with Adenbrook Homes
NSW

My brother inlaw was one of the first to build in NSW with Adenbrook, his contract number was either #4 or #5 back in 2012. He built in Gregory Hills and the quality of…

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VolksBIMA
Feb 05, 2017 6:41 pm
Mixy82
Mixy82
5 February

Building with Henley

Building with Henley
VIC

Thanks heaps! Yes it helps. We are off to our colour information session next weekend so that will give us an indication of exactly what we are up for. Will keep you posted :)

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Mixy82
Feb 05, 2017 6:17 pm
amnAshraf
amnAshraf
5 February

building first home in diamond creek looking for builder

building first home in diamond creek looking for builder
VIC

Hi Eidasxilef2, We too are considering building on Diamond Creek (Collard Rise) and are still unsure of how much a 5m sloping block will cost us for the building. If too…

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amnAshraf
Feb 05, 2017 5:07 pm
Craigasaurus
Craigasaurus
4 February

Noggin Heights for Bedroom Tv and Living room

Noggin Heights for Bedroom Tv and Living room
NSW

Light switches at 1200, tvs at 1500 and shelves at 1800. :) Pretty standard height from what the chippie told me. :)

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Craigasaurus
Feb 04, 2017 6:48 pm

Which colorbond colour is closet to old Gal roof colour

Which colorbond colour is closet to old Gal roof colour
NSW

We tossed a coin too lol. We were also looking at shale grey and basalt as we liked the lighter colours. There is another mid tone/lightish grey riof that we both loved as…

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DreamHome2point0
Feb 04, 2017 7:22 am
DreamHome2point0
Calvin McCoy
Calvin McCoy
3 February

Willowdale Valuation / Sales data

Willowdale Valuation / Sales data
NSW

Hello everyone, Does anyone know the recent sales figures in Denham Park? In the context of land valuation for our Willowdale plot, I want to know what's the best way to…

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Calvin McCoy
Feb 03, 2017 10:55 pm
Calvin McCoy
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h.laurice.smith
Feb 03, 2017 8:14 pm
h.laurice.smith
bradster181
bradster181
2 February

UPDATE JAN2017-ULTIMATEHOMES Perth10 weeksplusafter PCI 2015

UPDATE JAN2017-ULTIMATEHOMES Perth10 weeksplusafter PCI 2015
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

You got the trophy for the biggest horror storey I'm sure, I only hope others read this and take note if they are potentially going to build with them.

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bradster181
Feb 02, 2017 5:41 pm
bradster181
Imightbedave
Imightbedave
2 February

Celebration Homes Build in Piara Waters WA [Moved In]

Celebration Homes Build in Piara Waters WA [Moved In]
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks for the great response! I'll be moving in just before summer, so besides crossover I definitely wanted to have landscaping and aircon done. That means soakwells…

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Imightbedave
Feb 02, 2017 2:17 pm
Imightbedave
Imightbedave
2 February

Celebration Homes - Mason Green Piara Waters [Moved In]

Celebration Homes - Mason Green Piara Waters [Moved In]
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Yikes haha. Yeah hard to plan for those flattened water meters , but I do have a very long list of things to attend to and the costs add up fast! I'm probably…

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Imightbedave
Feb 02, 2017 2:09 pm
SilentBoB
SilentBoB
2 February

Smart Homes - The Mentor (PCI done / Keys Friday)

Smart Homes - The Mentor (PCI done / Keys Friday)
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Smart move! I'll eventually have sensors in rooms that I'll add to the iZone system so if it detects no one in the room it shuts off that area of the house (can do it…

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SilentBoB
Feb 02, 2017 1:48 pm
SilentBoB
Saltwater71
Saltwater71
2 February

Melaleuca at Jordan Springs

Melaleuca at Jordan Springs
NSW

Hi all! I am new to this topic and wondering does anyone know if council allows us to build duplexes in Melaleuca estate? I cant find the DCP for it anywhere! what is the…

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Saltwater71
Feb 02, 2017 9:18 am
Mec06
Mec06
2 February

Builder suggestions

Builder suggestions
NSW

Are you looking for a custom build or going with a volume builder? What type of inclusions are you wanting? Single or double? Best builder is a pretty tricky question as…

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Mec06
Feb 02, 2017 12:10 am
Mec06
RDhar_2016
RDhar_2016
1 February

Building Monaco Lux Q3 in Wollert

Building Monaco Lux Q3 in Wollert
VIC

Hello Guys, I am building Monaco Lux Q3 in wollert. I had a color appointment where i chosen brick color as " Homstead red" and roof as lunar eclipse tiles. I was…

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RDhar_2016
Feb 01, 2017 11:11 pm
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wall-e
Feb 01, 2017 9:43 pm
StephLee
StephLee
1 February

Our Coral Homes Journey - Manhattan 25

Our Coral Homes Journey - Manhattan 25
NSW
1 ... 42, 43, 44

I definitely want one! I have heard they are around the 5k mark though fingers crossed it's more around 2k! I love the idea! Thanks for getting back to me…

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StephLee
Feb 01, 2017 5:12 pm
StephLee
bella18
bella18
1 February

Hand over tips please

Hand over tips please
VIC

Thank you again for your advice! We will take our time. We just informed the builder we don't want handover until things are fixed. Have them 2 weeks since that's what…

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bella18
Feb 01, 2017 3:12 pm

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