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algernon
algernon
10 May 2017

Custom/special conditions in building contracts?

Custom/special conditions in building contracts?
ACT

I've got a copy of the ACT MBA standard contract, which is used by our currently preferred builder (a custom builder). This is the first time that I've built, but as…

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algernon
May 10, 2017 9:13 pm
Mrsxtro01
Mrsxtro01
10 May 2017

Prestart allowance

Prestart allowance

A prestart allowance is a specified amount you write into your contract that is for you to spend at prestart on upgrades. It is included in your contracted quote so your…

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Mrsxtro01
May 10, 2017 4:36 pm
Humphrey29
Humphrey29
10 May 2017

Crystal - Dennis Family Homes

Crystal - Dennis Family Homes
VIC

Anyone building the Crystal with Dennis Family Homes?

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Humphrey29
May 10, 2017 2:51 pm
klea
klea
10 May 2017

Choosing between BOLD, CORAL HOMES AND CMA

Choosing between BOLD, CORAL HOMES AND CMA
QLD

I would second comments about Coral. Really fast in SE Qld particularly on northside of Brissie. Have heard good things about Bold too. Did you pick one?

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klea
May 10, 2017 1:18 pm
lp77
lp77
10 May 2017

Plantation/Henley house facades

Plantation/Henley house facades
QLD

Did u end up building with plantation? If so what a nightmare from award winning builder..

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lp77
May 10, 2017 11:41 am
lp77
lp77
10 May 2017

Building/council plans

Building/council plans
QLD

Aww Tmaria what a nightmare. Where in qld ru? Who ru building with? We're down Gold Coast I'm also from UK and some of the practices here ... No words. But we got an…

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lp77
May 10, 2017 11:38 am
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sian.wickham
May 10, 2017 8:02 am
sian.wickham
manderinne
manderinne
10 May 2017

Coral Homes - Noosa 29 (Modified) - Help with pergola design

Coral Homes - Noosa 29 (Modified) - Help with pergola design
QLD
1 ... 28, 29, 30

Knotwood would be lovely! We're just going with Monument powder coating to match the gutters. We already have a lot of Merbau colour in the backyard with the deck and…

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manderinne
May 10, 2017 7:32 am
manderinne
Katalyst
Katalyst
9 May 2017

Any one else building in Success?

Any one else building in Success?
WA

We just started building in Success. Anyone else? Share your houseplans!

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Katalyst
May 09, 2017 9:12 pm
skinders78
skinders78
9 May 2017

Simonds Express Westbury Build

Simonds Express Westbury Build
VIC
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How is your new home going ? We have been in our Westbury for 3 months now ! Front yard is done now working on the backyard - do u have any updated photos ?

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skinders78
May 09, 2017 7:58 pm
skinders78
jpmontoya
jpmontoya
9 May 2017

WHAT IS YOUR FRUSTRATION?

WHAT IS YOUR FRUSTRATION?

fair comparison of all builders before selecting them, there's so much confusion with inclusions and what not. There should be a standard way to compare each of the…

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jpmontoya
May 09, 2017 11:03 am
jpmontoya
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
8 May 2017

custom KDR - Newcastle NSW- Driveway pour

custom KDR - Newcastle NSW- Driveway pour
NSW
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Are you ever going to bring us more pics?? :lol:

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cat_dunc
May 08, 2017 8:50 pm
cat_dunc
Ab8884
Ab8884
8 May 2017

Buying Land + Eden Brae Build

Buying Land + Eden Brae Build
NSW

My husband and i just signed a contract back in December in Leppington with Eden Brae. Its all very confusing as we are first home buyers too. Our land registered end of…

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Ab8884
May 08, 2017 3:34 pm
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Yara
May 08, 2017 2:30 pm

We chose wallaby and I love it so far (Still building). We will also be having surfmist garage door, fascia and window frames.

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Cassie.f90
May 08, 2017 2:15 pm
vinraj81
vinraj81
8 May 2017

Finishing things

Finishing things
NSW

Thanks for the all the advise. I'm hoping this will be fixed before walk-through tomorrow. Haven't hired private inspection

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vinraj81
May 08, 2017 7:32 am
quinny
quinny
8 May 2017

Building over Dam, pond??

Building over Dam, pond??
NSW

Hi. Did you end up buying the vaccant land over a dam ? If you did how was the constrivtion cost for the slab (site cost)? I am about to put down deposit for a block…

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quinny
May 08, 2017 6:51 am
Bridgetwitch
Bridgetwitch
7 May 2017

Bulkhead in Bathroom! Surprise! Not happy

Bulkhead in Bathroom! Surprise! Not happy
NSW

The bulkhead in the bedroom will be lovely with a bed head underneath, but I would not be happy with it in the bathroom at all. Will they be able to fix it for you?…

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Bridgetwitch
May 07, 2017 9:43 pm
Bridgetwitch
Mrsxtro01
Mrsxtro01
7 May 2017

HGWA Prestart

HGWA Prestart
WA

Hi all. Got prestart with HGWA on Tuesday! Super excited to finally be locking in all details. Wondering on a few prestart prices though. Hopefully someone will be able to…

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Mrsxtro01
May 07, 2017 9:39 pm
bashworth
bashworth
7 May 2017

Building driveway over sewer manhole

Building driveway over sewer manhole
NSW

You need to contact Sydney water to check what they would charge to adjust the manhole level to the driveway level. Once that's done there shouldn't be any extra cost.

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bashworth
May 07, 2017 7:33 pm
bashworth
charlibear
charlibear
7 May 2017

We have a start date!

We have a start date!

How exciting!!! Must be surreal almost What are you building and where? Following along GJ Gardner Modified Coolum 277

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charlibear
May 07, 2017 6:29 pm
charlibear
kimzhang570
kimzhang570
7 May 2017

Buying a land in Austral The Avenue

Buying a land in Austral The Avenue
NSW

Hello Guys, We are also in the process of purchasing a vacant land in the Avenue at Austral. We noticed there are some vendor protection clause in the contract to protect…

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kimzhang570
May 07, 2017 9:33 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
6 May 2017

What is building cost $/sqm?

What is building cost $/sqm?
NSW

The cost is dependent on the type of house, the quality of the build, the level of amenity you want and how fast you want it built. Standard advice is $1500 per square…

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arcadelt
May 06, 2017 11:37 pm
heew
heew
6 May 2017

Occupational / Final Certificate question

Occupational / Final Certificate question

Thank you for your reply. I clarified this with the builder they'll provide an interim OC instead because I did not elect the landscaping option.

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heew
May 06, 2017 11:00 am
Kandi
Kandi
5 May 2017

Fujitsu and tiles

Fujitsu and tiles

above question for Metricon customers.

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Kandi
May 05, 2017 11:41 pm
carmania
carmania
5 May 2017

Heat pump??

Heat pump??
NSW

Hi, I would think all heat pump systems to be very similar. Just check out their specs to see what efficiency they have. IE is it 5x efficient or more. Also cross…

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carmania
May 05, 2017 10:27 pm
thehuntbegins
thehuntbegins
5 May 2017

what is the allowable fsr/site coverage in the LEP?

what is the allowable fsr/site coverage in the LEP?
NSW

How to find what is the allowable fsr/site coverage in the LEP? Any site to look? or have to rely on the RE Agent ( builder) selling this HnL package? (This is for one…

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thehuntbegins
May 05, 2017 9:31 pm
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mansawant
May 05, 2017 8:48 pm
soura
soura
5 May 2017

Our new home in the Vale Estate, Aveley- Celebration Homes

Our new home in the Vale Estate, Aveley- Celebration Homes
WA

So its exactly a week to PCI or New Home Presentation as Celebration homes call it. It makes me anxious, not having access to the house. Can someone please tell me what I…

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soura
May 05, 2017 7:21 pm
soura
thehuntbegins
thehuntbegins
5 May 2017

Is there any concern for buying land due to register 2018?

Is there any concern for buying land due to register 2018?
NSW

Is there any concern for buying land in Box Hill due to register Dec 2018?

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thehuntbegins
May 05, 2017 6:29 pm
GLO
GLO
5 May 2017

Adding Solar during your new build?

Adding Solar during your new build?
NSW

Hi, Just wondering if anyone has added Solar during the construction build? IE between when the roof tiling has gone up and before the builder pulls down the…

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GLO
May 05, 2017 7:05 am
Kat_1025
Kat_1025
4 May 2017

Newport 309 - First home :)

Newport 309 - First home :)
VIC
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I'll definitely be bringing it up tomorrow. We have the same carpet as you so I was hoping the dark you wouldn't notice it 😣

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Kat_1025
May 04, 2017 10:13 pm
wongbruce
wongbruce
4 May 2017

Why people are skipping Riverstone? and preferring Box Hill?

Why people are skipping Riverstone? and preferring Box Hill?
NSW

Not to mention that plans take forever to clear Blacktown Council whilst in The Hills Shire Council at least things move. Kind Regards, Bruce "Building an Eden Brae…

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wongbruce
May 04, 2017 9:11 pm
faykis
faykis
4 May 2017

Buying a house on a street of a public school

Buying a house on a street of a public school
NSW

Thanks everyone for your inputs. We were so happy and excited with that lot as it had huge park at the front. Unfortunately we had to give up. when we spoke to a builder,…

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faykis
May 04, 2017 8:50 pm
faykis

These were our final plans - after changing the walls outside and the windows.

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chrismarshall3
May 04, 2017 5:08 pm
gummz
gummz
4 May 2017

NBN provisioning - Anyone done it themselves

NBN provisioning - Anyone done it themselves

Just wondering if anyone is planning on doing it themselves (trenching and conduit that is..)?

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gummz
May 04, 2017 4:56 pm

Challenging Covenant Rules

Challenging Covenant Rules
QLD

Hi all, Just wanted to know if anyone has challenged a covenant design rule and win? If so, what approach did you take? We would like to challenge the height…

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1sttimer_stoneridge
May 04, 2017 2:46 pm
1sttimer_stoneridge
bluemetal77
bluemetal77
4 May 2017

Recommendation on Architect (Sydney Area - North West)

Recommendation on Architect (Sydney Area - North West)
NSW

Hello People. I need help in identifying an architect that anyone may have used for their home to work with me on my plans. I've drawn some using a software and need…

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bluemetal77
May 04, 2017 2:26 pm
bluemetal77
glutamic
glutamic
4 May 2017

Town planning and building permit costs

Town planning and building permit costs

Hi everyone, Just wanted to know your thoughts about the following costs for both town planning permit and building permit: Town planning: 12k Building permit: 14k Total:…

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glutamic
May 04, 2017 12:12 pm

Hi dear members, we need to know if anyone has experience with land which has significant slope at the front. we found a land which has bush view at the back (without…

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faykis
May 04, 2017 6:49 am
faykis
K-Real
K-Real
3 May 2017

SLOW BUILD IN NORTHERN BEACHES - LIBERTY 45

SLOW BUILD IN NORTHERN BEACHES - LIBERTY 45
NSW

Hi Guys, does anyone experience delays in northers beaches? From the end of feb till today we had no action on site. We are building in dee why. They always have so many…

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K-Real
May 03, 2017 10:27 pm
K-Real
chrismarshall3
chrismarshall3
3 May 2017

Off-White Mortar That Looks Orange To Me!

Off-White Mortar That Looks Orange To Me!
VIC

any resolution to this? Im having exact same issue, orange sand used on off white cement... looks orange to me. I dont want to wait until heaps is done to know if this…

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chrismarshall3
May 03, 2017 9:22 pm
aussieta
aussieta
3 May 2017

Does anyone have a 620 silding cavity door?

Does anyone have a 620 silding cavity door?
NSW

620 will have approx 100 inside cavity, which will leave a 520 opening hope you never want to put a small fridge or freezer in there

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aussieta
May 03, 2017 6:21 pm
aussieta

Top - a display home (not Planbuild because we couldn't find a tiled entry that they'd done) Bottom - ours The tiling on our upgraded entry was so poor the first time…

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TandL_QLD
May 03, 2017 5:20 pm
tngo
tngo
3 May 2017

Do I need piers due to the street trees

Do I need piers due to the street trees

Thank you, builder said they might need 10-15 piers each 2m apart and 2-3 m deep. They said $4500 is provisional only and the sale person said she think it won't be up to…

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tngo
May 03, 2017 3:36 pm
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bhutani.sumit
May 03, 2017 2:22 pm


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