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aloenyx
aloenyx
16 June 2017

Eames 15 - Metricon. Building our first home.

Eames 15 - Metricon. Building our first home.
QLD

Thanks for sharing :D Nice to see a smaller build on here. Looks good. Did you upgrade much from the standard? Eames was one of the designs I looked at when I was looking…

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aloenyx
Jun 16, 2017 9:23 pm
aloenyx

Yesterday I went and picked our internal colours. It was really fun. I am mostly happy with my choices. This is what I have so far: Main flooring : Heartridge vinyl…

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kandgat
Jun 16, 2017 7:18 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
16 June 2017

Different supplier than what the volume builder uses

Different supplier than what the volume builder uses

We are building a bespoke architect designed house, so we pick exactly what we want. I think, however, the idea with a volume builder is that they manage to keep item…

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arcadelt
Jun 16, 2017 2:12 pm
Rochelle-1212
Rochelle-1212
16 June 2017

Instagram - Following everyone's build journey!

Instagram - Following everyone's build journey!
NSW

Hi Cassie, I sure have we made so many changes it looks like a totally different house. I'm a graphic designer so creating the layout of our house came naturally, it was…

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Rochelle-1212
Jun 16, 2017 10:55 am
Ren1979
Ren1979
15 June 2017

Any compliance experts here?

Any compliance experts here?
NSW

Thanks. I am familiar with the setback requirements in the legislation and I have contacted council (not very helpful) and the guy who approved the complying development.…

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Ren1979
Jun 15, 2017 11:12 pm
Ren1979
Rex B
Rex B
15 June 2017

Finding a Builder

Finding a Builder
QLD

We built with McLachlan Homes and really wish we didn't. We got a nice home but it was non stop fighting the whole way. Two foreman quit during our build and we were left…

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Rex B
Jun 15, 2017 8:48 pm
Hurrow
Hurrow
15 June 2017

Building with Porter Davis - Kew 23

Building with Porter Davis - Kew 23
VIC

Woohoo, hope it goes smoothly and doesn't get delayed like ours did!

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Hurrow
Jun 15, 2017 4:52 pm
Taylor260291
Taylor260291
15 June 2017

Carlisle Easy Living

Carlisle Easy Living
VIC

Hi guys, My partner and I are looking at building with Carlisle Homes with their Easy Living range. What are some items that are definitely worth upgrading? Would you…

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Taylor260291
Jun 15, 2017 3:58 pm
Zooma36
Zooma36
15 June 2017

Bathroom Vent pipes

Bathroom Vent pipes

Hello, I'm half way through a KDR. The roof has just gone on. We have two ensuites upstairs. One of the ensuites has a vent pipe (around 60mm diameter) from the floor…

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Zooma36
Jun 15, 2017 3:48 pm
Rochelle-1212
Rochelle-1212
15 June 2017

Montgomery Homes suppliers

Montgomery Homes suppliers
NSW

Ilve kitchen appliances Corinthian for your entry door Wideline Windows Marquis bathroom vanities Usually PGH bricks but that may change I picked Austral Tiles you go to…

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Rochelle-1212
Jun 15, 2017 2:14 pm
Caydenn
Caydenn
15 June 2017

Avoca 26 | Building with Coral Homes | Ormeau Ridge

Avoca 26 | Building with Coral Homes | Ormeau Ridge
QLD
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Hayley, just finished reading yours and Alex's build as we are hopefully building in the same estate. Your house is absolutely amazing and I love what you did the front of…

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Caydenn
Jun 15, 2017 11:57 am
Caydenn
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beachesdream
Jun 15, 2017 9:36 am
Nico
Nico
15 June 2017

Neighbours completing fencing without permission

Neighbours completing fencing without permission
VIC
1, 2

Can you afford to pay for both sides of the fence? If so, go ahead and put the fence up and pay for their side as well. As your finished first and paying for both sides,…

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Nico
Jun 15, 2017 7:46 am
Nico
Joker
Joker
14 June 2017

Responsibility of builders vs owner for fencing.

Responsibility of builders vs owner for fencing.
SA

Normally it's builders responsibly, check your contract and more importantly, get a inspector, before signing contract would of been better, but still very very important…

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Joker
Jun 14, 2017 1:34 pm
bhutani.sumit
bhutani.sumit
14 June 2017

Henley marina q1

Henley marina q1
VIC

Not Marina q1 but Emporio 43. still in quote stage.

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bhutani.sumit
Jun 14, 2017 10:25 am
AKB
AKB
13 June 2017

Family Home - Bedfordale

Family Home - Bedfordale
WA
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That blows me away - they made my wood holder - small world :-)

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AKB
Jun 13, 2017 10:23 pm
AKB
spiffmiff
spiffmiff
13 June 2017

HomeOne Building Threads

HomeOne Building Threads
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Please add me :) State: WA Location: Perth SOR Builder: Summit Home: Orchard (Modified) User: spiffmiff Link: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=85363

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spiffmiff
Jun 13, 2017 4:44 pm
spiffmiff
spatailsteve
spatailsteve
13 June 2017

Monitor Site Progress

Monitor Site Progress
QLD

Hi Everyone - I'm new here and this is my first post. I have a problem and this seemed like the best place to discuss. I've been looking at an area west of Brisbane in…

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spatailsteve
Jun 13, 2017 4:26 pm
spatailsteve
rayDC2R
rayDC2R
12 June 2017

Advice needed: From construction phase back to drafting?

Advice needed: From construction phase back to drafting?

Thank you all for your replies! It has given me confidence to tell the builder that we should not be paying for their stuff up! We will have another meeting with them…

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rayDC2R
Jun 12, 2017 10:55 pm
Nirosh
Nirosh
12 June 2017

Site cost in Melton South

Site cost in Melton South
VIC

Hi immu999, The real site cost comes after their engineers evaluate the land plans. You'll have to confirm the house you are going to build before that. Our initial quote…

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Nirosh
Jun 12, 2017 10:14 pm
Jess_95
Jess_95
12 June 2017

First home owners- Montgomery homes

First home owners- Montgomery homes
NSW

Hi Bren, the Kirra is a beautiful design. We have changed a couple of things on the plan which naturally increased pricing. As for standard inclusions I thought they we…

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Jess_95
Jun 12, 2017 6:39 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
12 June 2017

Boundary Issues

Boundary Issues
VIC

Thanks Pauldab. That is exactly what we'll be asking them to do. We've just returned from looking at a Metricon KDR around the corner from us - they're not even building…

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PVBuild
Jun 12, 2017 1:30 pm
tapasr_Lexia4
tapasr_Lexia4
12 June 2017

Frosty Carrina Ceaserstone - which white for cabinets?

Frosty Carrina Ceaserstone - which white for cabinets?
VIC

Yeah I'm the same as you...I had many sleepless nights going through inspirations on the internet especially those that is hard to change after handover... I understand…

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tapasr_Lexia4
Jun 12, 2017 11:41 am
tapasr_Lexia4
ABuild
ABuild
11 June 2017

Forever home on acerage

Forever home on acerage

Hi SMNB how did the build go? Are you living in your new home?

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ABuild
Jun 11, 2017 10:28 pm
Oninon
Oninon
11 June 2017

Metricon recycled water - Developer requirements

Metricon recycled water - Developer requirements
VIC

Has any one got recycled water provision costing in your quotation? I was told that the provision for 3 toilets is around $1,990 and if it is for 4 toilets it comes to…

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Oninon
Jun 11, 2017 3:13 pm
JB1
JB1
11 June 2017

Recessed sliding door tracks

Recessed sliding door tracks
1, 2

I spoke to the window people yesterday and they advised it was better to cut the concrete than formwork during concrete pour. Reason is it's easier to cut out to exactly…

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JB1
Jun 11, 2017 1:28 pm
charlibear
charlibear
11 June 2017

Our new build Coral Homes Avoca 25 - modified

Our new build Coral Homes Avoca 25 - modified

Welcome, H1 is a great community Love to see your plan if you're up for sharing Following along GJ Gardner Modified Coolum 277

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charlibear
Jun 11, 2017 11:30 am
charlibear
dougang287
dougang287
11 June 2017

House Price Negotiations Question

House Price Negotiations Question
QLD

Coral was a huge huge pain in the butt with the admin stuff and we hated them a lot. But now we are building a Daydream 30 with them and so far cannot fault the actual build

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dougang287
Jun 11, 2017 10:38 am
nikil
nikil
11 June 2017

Marbella 38 porter davis

Marbella 38 porter davis
VIC

It was the same for us, our BC met us downstairs and took us to the tender presenter then we didn't see her again. Our contract appointment was with our BC.

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nikil
Jun 11, 2017 10:37 am
Wassup
Wassup
11 June 2017

Long Island Homes

Long Island Homes
VIC

Base price was given with our first chat with LIH. Other pricing has been a bit questionable but what you need to keep in mind is that its a…

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Wassup
Jun 11, 2017 10:32 am
MrsJM
MrsJM
10 June 2017

Acreage Build: Jimboomba - Stroud Homes - Kentucky 304

Acreage Build: Jimboomba - Stroud Homes - Kentucky 304
QLD
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Your rug looks amazing!!! Far out I thought I had my hands full with 260m2 out the back and 150m2 out the front.... we are all praying for rain for u! (But not too much -…

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MrsJM
Jun 10, 2017 4:06 pm
MrsJM
Lorri
Lorri
10 June 2017

Question about waffle pod slab

Question about waffle pod slab
TAS

Thanks, the site supervisor is meeting us next wed on site so will ask him when is this happening. I thought that they would have graded it away from the house when they…

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Lorri
Jun 10, 2017 11:20 am
Lorri
Barbie Butt
Barbie Butt
10 June 2017

Clarendon Homes Build - Questions regarding tender

Clarendon Homes Build - Questions regarding tender
NSW

Hi!!! Thanks for sharing. Any updates? I'm building with Clarendon too. Any hiccups along the way?

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Barbie Butt
Jun 10, 2017 10:53 am
MrsJM
MrsJM
10 June 2017

Coral Homes - Modified Bahama 50

Coral Homes - Modified Bahama 50
NSW
1 ... 14, 15, 16

How are you settling in Shan? Did coral Come back and fix up all of the defects? C U S T O M. C O R A L. B R O N T E.…

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MrsJM
Jun 10, 2017 10:41 am
MrsJM
Kaz73
Kaz73
10 June 2017

Floor Plan Aspen 280E

Floor Plan Aspen 280E
VIC

Hi, We built this home three years ago and there's so much we love about it but something's we hate (like the echo from the openness of the foyer)! Therefore, we're…

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Kaz73
Jun 10, 2017 9:27 am
Needamoneytree
Needamoneytree
10 June 2017

We're going to build on the Southern Highlands, NSW

We're going to build on the Southern Highlands, NSW
NSW

Happy house hunting. The Barrington home on display in Renwick is beautiful if you get a chance to look.

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Needamoneytree
Jun 10, 2017 7:42 am
Needamoneytree
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1sttimer_stoneridge
Jun 10, 2017 7:11 am
1sttimer_stoneridge
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
9 June 2017

Slab poured 3 weeks ago, now cracked

Slab poured 3 weeks ago, now cracked
SA

How's the slab problem gone? Were your builder able to resolve this for you?? Looking forward to hearing how your build has gone!

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JM1911A1
Jun 09, 2017 6:18 pm
JM1911A1
Dvp
Dvp
9 June 2017

PCI.. but there is no fall on bathroom and laundry drains!

PCI.. but there is no fall on bathroom and laundry drains!
WA

Hi all.. after a journey that felt like forever (it was actually quite fast :) ), we have reached PCI on our build with Easystart in Perth. Overall we have had very little…

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Dvp
Jun 09, 2017 6:13 pm
Dvp
lincoln32
lincoln32
9 June 2017

Independent Building Inspector Recommendations - Adelaide

Independent Building Inspector Recommendations - Adelaide
SA

Hi, I am currently in the process of building with Metricon and they have just commenced onsite. Does anyone have recommendations of a good independent building…

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lincoln32
Jun 09, 2017 10:04 am

After what seemed like forever waiting for council to approve our siting variation as we are building close to our side boundary we have got some footings! Yay! Pics are…

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kandgat
Jun 08, 2017 6:38 pm
bashworth
bashworth
8 June 2017

PCI and final draw down payment

PCI and final draw down payment
VIC

It depends on you. The final payment is immediately before handover. Ideally everything should be fixed . . . but if you want to move in quickly and there are some minor…

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bashworth
Jun 08, 2017 5:20 pm
bashworth
arcadelt
arcadelt
8 June 2017

Masterwall - Resale impacts

Masterwall - Resale impacts
WA

http://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/features/features-articles/what-s-with-perth-s-addiction-to-double-brick-buil

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arcadelt
Jun 08, 2017 5:11 pm
kimsugong
kimsugong
8 June 2017

Building our family home - Hervey Bay

Building our family home - Hervey Bay
QLD

Where are you building. We have our land in River Heads and cant wait until our house is sold down south so we can begin! Your home looks wonderful!

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kimsugong
Jun 08, 2017 4:42 pm
Schumi
Schumi
8 June 2017

BrissyGals Plantation Sahara Vogue Q1

BrissyGals Plantation Sahara Vogue Q1
QLD

Hi Lovepub.... I have a same question to you, as we r thinking of building the mirage vogue Q1, would u mind to share how much u were quoted for base house price and how…

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Schumi
Jun 08, 2017 1:54 pm
Horse
Horse
8 June 2017

Building Simonds Prague in QLD

Building Simonds Prague in QLD
QLD
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Yes i have cassie. The gen mgr's excuse now is something could happen along the way and there are things that they will do and not do that is in the spreadsheet. I went…

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Horse
Jun 08, 2017 6:28 am

Hi all :) seeking some clarification as our SS won't get back to us untill tomorrow which is fine. We have just started having our render done and I have noticed this…

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ThomsoA
Jun 07, 2017 7:04 pm
ruraldoc
ruraldoc
7 June 2017

Building home first time

Building home first time

Hey Ravi Congratulations on joining in on the new home build journey! I feel like a bit of a veteran after taking about 12-18 months to date with our build journey (i.e.…

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ruraldoc
Jun 07, 2017 4:01 pm
ruraldoc

Small update some 15 months later. Looking back plants at the front sure have taken off! Grass is on and off with its greenieness We also had crimsafe…

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agf18
Jun 07, 2017 3:30 pm
agf18


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