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jahalim
jahalim
22 August 2016

anyone built or building with bellmarch ?

anyone built or building with bellmarch ?
NSW

Is there anyone who is building with, or has finished his house recently, with Bellmarch homes? Any feedback would be appreciated.

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jahalim
Aug 22, 2016 7:37 am
jasonwg
jasonwg
21 August 2016

What is a reasonable start date?

What is a reasonable start date?
VIC

Agree that's more than reasonable. For some of the volumes the time has pushed out to more than double. Good luck

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jasonwg
Aug 21, 2016 9:07 pm
jasonwg
aniazur
aniazur
21 August 2016

Metricon Bordeaux 39

Metricon Bordeaux 39
NSW
1, 2

Hi Gwu, We are interested in the Bordeaux design and am interested to know where you added the extra room and balcony on the plans and how much it cost?

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aniazur
Aug 21, 2016 4:50 pm
Pikachu7
Pikachu7
21 August 2016

Home Zone - Munster

Home Zone - Munster
WA

Hi jodyanne and Iceprincess-Li ; Can either of you tell me how your build with Homezone went as I am considering them for our build but can't find any reviews.

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Pikachu7
Aug 21, 2016 12:27 am
tatran0091
tatran0091
20 August 2016

Snowdon Homes Review- Melbourne

Snowdon Homes Review- Melbourne
VIC

Hi everyone, Has anyone built with Snowdon Homes before? They quote me a full turn-key package of a 200sqm single storey house (4 bed, 2 bath, 2 garage) with premium…

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tatran0091
Aug 20, 2016 10:37 pm
archetto
archetto
20 August 2016

Kellie's HGWA Build

Kellie's HGWA Build
WA
1 ... 78, 79, 80

Unbelievable!

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archetto
Aug 20, 2016 10:05 pm
archetto
Tom_B
Tom_B
20 August 2016

How to find a reliable builder in Melbourne

How to find a reliable builder in Melbourne
VIC

Thanks for the article link Lilliana - will take heed of the article and will give the builder a miss when we get to the point of locking in a builder.

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Tom_B
Aug 20, 2016 9:33 pm
Dearthe1965
Dearthe1965
19 August 2016

Ducted Vacuum owners ... Please help [emoji13]

Ducted Vacuum owners ... Please help [emoji13]
QLD

I prefer this one .. ducted vacuums is an effective way to clean the whole house especially you have a large home. They are quieter and more powerful so its really good…

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Dearthe1965
Aug 19, 2016 2:37 pm
Lyndhurst106
Lyndhurst106
19 August 2016

Electrical standard and upgrades

Electrical standard and upgrades
NSW

Thank you Bashworth. I just bought that $4 guide on your site. Fabulous site.

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Lyndhurst106
Aug 19, 2016 8:12 am
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Wellard2ndTimers
Aug 18, 2016 11:27 pm
Beechworth Bound
Beechworth Bound
18 August 2016

Help with colour schemes

Help with colour schemes
VIC
1, 2

All sorted on Tapatalk now - should make it easier. Ended up going with Jasper roof and gutters, Paperbark Fascia and Monument Windows. Garage door timber look. Will…

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Beechworth Bound
Aug 18, 2016 10:31 pm
Beechworth Bound
MoodyBlue
MoodyBlue
18 August 2016

Building with Metricon-Disappointing

Building with Metricon-Disappointing
VIC

No, not all builders are the same. We went with a large volume builder for our first build and it was awful. For our second build we started the search with the volume…

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MoodyBlue
Aug 18, 2016 9:04 pm
thewoodies
thewoodies
18 August 2016

Dune Garage / Windows light brick

Dune Garage / Windows light brick
VIC

I know the feeling, but I'm sure it will all look great!

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thewoodies
Aug 18, 2016 6:12 pm
thewoodies
Sah81
Sah81
18 August 2016

7.6 acre build in NE Victoria.

7.6 acre build in NE Victoria.
VIC
1, 2

Trees are looking great untidytowns! Was a crap miserable weekend you chose to plant them lol! They will be loving this glorious sunshine were now having. Awesome news…

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Sah81
Aug 18, 2016 5:34 pm
Sah81
dosai22
dosai22
18 August 2016

Timeline forBuilding a single storey house

Timeline forBuilding a single storey house
VIC

thanks all as this is an investment property I want to get it rented out before Christmas to save me some coin. I'm building with sherridon homes and hoping to start at…

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dosai22
Aug 18, 2016 2:52 pm
Craigasaurus
Craigasaurus
18 August 2016

Getting detailed drawings before contract

Getting detailed drawings before contract
QLD

Yeah there is a real difference between prelims and construct plans. Our drafter charges about $500 for prelims. And up to $5000 for construction drawings.

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Craigasaurus
Aug 18, 2016 2:07 pm
IttyMitty
IttyMitty
18 August 2016

Building with South Gippsland Homes?

Building with South Gippsland Homes?
VIC

We have purchased 1.1 acre in Meeniyan, Vic and are narrowing down our builder choice. The front runner at the moment is South Gippsland Homes, based on both design…

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IttyMitty
Aug 18, 2016 1:51 pm
IttyMitty
jsm009
jsm009
17 August 2016

NO Compressed fibro cement in wetareas??

NO Compressed fibro cement in wetareas??
NSW

They should use fibro sheeting over the top of the yellow tounge flooring

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jsm009
Aug 17, 2016 6:56 pm
Ballu
Ballu
17 August 2016

Anyone using PGH Bricks "Aubergine"??

Anyone using PGH Bricks "Aubergine"??

Please anyone can show Aubergine Bricks photos as we are planning to go with Aubergine Bricks

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Ballu
Aug 17, 2016 6:52 pm
jezzarose
jezzarose
17 August 2016

Building Inspector - Adelaide

Building Inspector - Adelaide
SA

Hi, my house is just about to start being built! We're thinking about hiring a building inspector, and was wondering if anyone can recommend a good one in Adelaide? Also…

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jezzarose
Aug 17, 2016 1:39 pm
powerfamilybuild
powerfamilybuild
17 August 2016

Coral Homes Noosa 26 - Cameron Park

Coral Homes Noosa 26 - Cameron Park
NSW
1 ... 18, 19, 20

All the bedrooms have the plastic door stops that catch and keep them open. Our laundry and door to garage has the larger one to stop it banging but doesn't catch to…

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powerfamilybuild
Aug 17, 2016 12:32 pm
Judage-ge
Judage-ge
17 August 2016

Making a land ready for settlememt

Making a land ready for settlememt
VIC

Thanks for the reply pauldab. I just did a search and its currently at Final Referral Response (Cert) stage. Do you know whats "Final Referral Response (Cert)" is?

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Judage-ge
Aug 17, 2016 11:20 am
Judage-ge
CalebEm
CalebEm
16 August 2016

Fairhaven Homes - Geelong

Fairhaven Homes - Geelong
VIC

Thanks guys. I am following you Old Bloke looks like a great house.

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CalebEm
Aug 16, 2016 7:34 pm
CiscoSky
CiscoSky
16 August 2016

Has anyone built with Huxley before?

Has anyone built with Huxley before?
NSW

For those who are still thinking of building with Huxley homes, please read below story: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslo ... 1db46311d3

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CiscoSky
Aug 16, 2016 7:05 pm
CiscoSky
CiscoSky
CiscoSky
16 August 2016

Huxley Homes? The good, the bad and the ugly.

Huxley Homes? The good, the bad and the ugly.
NSW
1, 2

For those who are still thinking of building with Huxley homes, please read below story: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslo ... 1db46311d3

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CiscoSky
Aug 16, 2016 6:52 pm
CiscoSky
ItalianGal
ItalianGal
16 August 2016

Lappato tiles - reviews

Lappato tiles - reviews
QLD

They are AWESOME!!!! Lappatto tiles usually have some texture as they are semi polished. This is the latest look in tiles as they…

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1021
ItalianGal
Aug 16, 2016 6:31 pm
ItalianGal
arcachon
arcachon
16 August 2016

What can expect as fixed site cost at contract?

What can expect as fixed site cost at contract?
VIC

I can only speak in general terms here. If a builder was to fix their site costs including things like rock removal I would expect they would include an amount for this…

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arcachon
Aug 16, 2016 5:42 pm
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jcal14
Aug 16, 2016 4:59 pm
Moey_Bell
Moey_Bell
16 August 2016

and so it begins...

and so it begins...
WA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Disregard, they have just told us they no longer build in Lower Chittering.

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Moey_Bell
Aug 16, 2016 4:08 pm
fademan
fademan
16 August 2016

Considering Carter Grange Homes, any info?

Considering Carter Grange Homes, any info?
VIC
1, 2

Water - checking Rubix's last post they didn't proceed with CG. Doesn't seem to be many people using these forums that build with them.

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fademan
Aug 16, 2016 1:50 pm
tara.graham.9828
tara.graham.9828
16 August 2016

NCL Group

NCL Group
QLD

Has anyone heard of them? We're looking at building at Springfield Lakes but can't find any info on them

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tara.graham.9828
Aug 16, 2016 10:02 am
Sydney-build
Sydney-build
16 August 2016

The Ponds - Ridgeline

The Ponds - Ridgeline
NSW
1 ... 26, 27, 28

If you mean the blue wrap, it probably wasn't an inclusion. But since the way they are building houses, and shortage of brickies, they 'wrap' he house and keep working…

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Sydney-build
Aug 16, 2016 3:03 am
Sydney-build
dhurl1
dhurl1
15 August 2016

Gas Ducted Heating - Victoria

Gas Ducted Heating - Victoria
VIC

Hi All, Has anyone tried to get credit back on the gas ducted heating systems that seem to be a standard inclusion, only to be told that they can't because then the house…

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dhurl1
Aug 15, 2016 6:45 pm
Old Bloke
Old Bloke
15 August 2016

Subdivision in Manningham council area

Subdivision in Manningham council area
VIC

Call the planning department in the council and ask them yourself. What size is your frontage?

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Old Bloke
Aug 15, 2016 5:50 pm
arcachon
arcachon
15 August 2016

Stylemaster Milan 29 - Narrow Lot

Stylemaster Milan 29 - Narrow Lot
QLD

Good that they were upfront about potential delays. Far too many people tell you what you want to hear in this regard then make apologies later. This is not exclusive…

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arcachon
Aug 15, 2016 2:19 pm
shanis33
shanis33
15 August 2016

Detection of defective insulation in a new home

Detection of defective insulation in a new home
VIC
1, 2

How can I get in contact for you to do a post handover inspection?

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shanis33
Aug 15, 2016 11:07 am
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
15 August 2016

Henley mercer Q2

Henley mercer Q2
VIC

I am not building it personally but friends of mine are. what I have come to realise issometimes the floor plan may have a certain number of sqaures but then when you…

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stayxtrue
Aug 15, 2016 10:49 am
stayxtrue
ItalianGal
ItalianGal
15 August 2016

Delux Tranquil retreat or dieskau internal walls

Delux Tranquil retreat or dieskau internal walls
VIC

How funny..I was deciding between these 2 colour too. Ended up going with 1/4 strength Tranquil retreat - It's a lot lighter then full and half strength and looks gorgeous…

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542
ItalianGal
Aug 15, 2016 7:19 am
ItalianGal

These are my tiles - They are the new "Lappato" finish and are stunning :) Wanted to know if…

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ItalianGal
Aug 15, 2016 6:59 am
ItalianGal
aloenyx
aloenyx
14 August 2016

Ascot Pakenham Estate Thread

Ascot Pakenham Estate Thread
VIC
1, 2, 3

Any new Ascot neighbors?

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aloenyx
Aug 14, 2016 6:30 pm
aloenyx
JustinInPerth
JustinInPerth
14 August 2016

Aussie Living - AMBERTON - Moved in - Decor & Garden

Aussie Living - AMBERTON - Moved in - Decor & Garden
WA
1 ... 50, 51, 52

Sorry I haven't E it replied to you, not been on here in ages. I got it from gone bazaar :-)

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JustinInPerth
Aug 14, 2016 3:51 pm
JustinInPerth
jvstnholl
jvstnholl
14 August 2016

Recommendations for Furniture in Newcastle.

Recommendations for Furniture in Newcastle.
NSW

Has anyone possibly purchased a bed frame from tommy swiss? they are one ebay and online website

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jvstnholl
Aug 14, 2016 3:08 pm
jvstnholl
vinodiyer
vinodiyer
14 August 2016

Rawson Home Site Supervisors

Rawson Home Site Supervisors
NSW

Hi, We are considering building Windermere 35 with Rawson Homes at Box Hill in Sydney's North West. We are yet to have our tender presentation. I understand that its a…

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165
vinodiyer
Aug 14, 2016 2:30 pm
davidandginny
davidandginny
14 August 2016

Building the Porter Davis Durham

Building the Porter Davis Durham
VIC

Hi all, I've gleaned a lot of valuable information off this forum while we planned our new home. To give something back, I'm sharing my blog on our building journey with…

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davidandginny
Aug 14, 2016 10:21 am
brainhacker
brainhacker
14 August 2016

Council approval for KDR in a HCA in Sydney North Shore

Council approval for KDR in a HCA in Sydney North Shore
NSW

Has anyone had experience with getting a Knock Down Rebuild in a Heritage Conservation Area in Sydney North Shore? What are some of the issues you need to work through and…

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brainhacker
Aug 14, 2016 8:02 am
brainhacker

Just waiting for the call to arrange PCI now First Complete Home Balidivis

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cheryltate
Aug 13, 2016 8:55 pm
NicMac03
NicMac03
13 August 2016

GjGardner galleria

GjGardner galleria
VIC

Those open doors with no post in the middle look fabulous but i always wonder how practical they are, will the house be full of flies and mozzies? Ive heard it expensive…

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NicMac03
Aug 13, 2016 7:24 pm


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