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charlibear
Jul 23, 2016 4:18 pm
charlibear
Joelleg6
Joelleg6
23 July 2016

Anyone building with Orbit Homes?

Anyone building with Orbit Homes?
VIC

Logician you're house is looking great! Thanks for sharing your journey. I can't wait for our build to start. Should be starting to build in September. I can't wait!

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Joelleg6
Jul 23, 2016 4:16 pm
Joelleg6
matalee
matalee
23 July 2016

My Simonds Express Argyle

My Simonds Express Argyle
VIC

We didn't get that choice of facade with the Leon. We've just chosen a facade that has two small windows at the front - Mossman.

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matalee
Jul 23, 2016 10:02 am
matalee
Saint Girl
Saint Girl
22 July 2016

Fixed site costs - knock down rebuild

Fixed site costs - knock down rebuild
VIC

Where are you building? We did a KDR in Bayside Melbourne with MainVue (Henley). I don't think anyone will offer fixed site costs. We are on clay too and was told by a…

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Saint Girl
Jul 22, 2016 8:32 pm
Saint Girl
oneskyabove
oneskyabove
22 July 2016

Our build with New Gen Homes - Wandi! PCI 5th of Feb!

Our build with New Gen Homes - Wandi! PCI 5th of Feb!
WA
1 ... 10, 11, 12

What have you done to the house since you've moved in. Do you like the neighbourhood

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oneskyabove
Jul 22, 2016 5:47 pm
YNWA
YNWA
22 July 2016

Belmont Development

Belmont Development
NSW

Hi All, I met, quite by accident a future neighbour of mine at Windsor RSL the other day, who has also paid the deposit on land in the Belmont area of Redbank. She had…

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YNWA
Jul 22, 2016 12:53 am
Hughesjo25
Hughesjo25
21 July 2016

House on acre block

House on acre block
VIC

Hi all, I posted a msg awhile ago around the possibility of building on an acre block. Interested in the Porter Davis Hillside home as it is designed for wider blocks and…

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Hughesjo25
Jul 21, 2016 10:30 pm
inexp_user
inexp_user
21 July 2016

Budget questions - potential build with Porter Davis

Budget questions - potential build with Porter Davis
VIC

Yes the study is a funny space in the Hillside. I have already told my family they will not be using the study because they are too messy. It will be only a show room…

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inexp_user
Jul 21, 2016 10:01 pm
inexp_user
Charley
Charley
21 July 2016

outdoor terrace gas point worth it?

outdoor terrace gas point worth it?
VIC

Yes if you dont bbq that often its probably not warranted whereas we bbq most evenings in the summer months and cook roasts in it in the winter. Ours is under our alfresco…

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Charley
Jul 21, 2016 8:40 pm
Landy9
Landy9
21 July 2016

Anyone here building with RMS Homes?

Anyone here building with RMS Homes?
VIC

Hi! all, Has anyone in this forum built with them? Any feed back from initial posters. Their Inclusions list is massive and prices are great. I went into the…

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Landy9
Jul 21, 2016 1:06 pm
Landy9
fooSA
fooSA
21 July 2016

Experiences with building with Weeks in SA?

Experiences with building with Weeks in SA?
SA

Hi, I really like their Hampton design and was wondering if any gurus here had built with them before and what were your experiences like? I looked in the productreview…

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fooSA
Jul 21, 2016 12:24 pm
Katie_24
Katie_24
21 July 2016

Building in brooks reach horsley nsw

Building in brooks reach horsley nsw
NSW

Hi.. My names katie & we have brought unregistered land at brooks reach too... I heard the other day that the land wont be registered until june/july ? Who r u guys…

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Katie_24
Jul 21, 2016 11:04 am
BL35ED
BL35ED
20 July 2016

!**WATER DAMAGE**!

!**WATER DAMAGE**!
NSW

This builder is pissin me off.... I dont know how much more I can endure tbh. Theyre already 2 months over the contract date. Thanks everyone..

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BL35ED
Jul 20, 2016 4:52 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 July 2016

Project Home Verse Owner Builder

Project Home Verse Owner Builder
NSW

Why not try a custom build with a smaller builder who will let you do a few things yourself? Eg source and supply all fittings. Bring in your own contractors for a few…

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Stewie D
Jul 20, 2016 3:52 pm
mzjska
mzjska
20 July 2016

Building inspection for new apartment - WA

Building inspection for new apartment - WA
WA

In addition to the above, most off the plan contracts are so water tight in favour of the seller so any items they may raise probably won't matter

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mzjska
Jul 20, 2016 3:49 pm
vonsta76
vonsta76
20 July 2016

Any hidden charges with Coral homes or on land purchase?

Any hidden charges with Coral homes or on land purchase?
NSW

No probs, let us know if you have any other questions. As someone above said, the coral general thread is always busy and someone will always be able to give…

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vonsta76
Jul 20, 2016 11:23 am
vonsta76
buildingonup
buildingonup
20 July 2016

Please help with brick colour dark bricks and dark roof

Please help with brick colour dark bricks and dark roof

Try www.colourtouch.com.au it's a tool where you can select the colours of brick, roof, frames, doors etc to see how it will all look together and uses actual product…

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buildingonup
Jul 20, 2016 8:14 am

Should I keep the fascia surf mist or change to monument if I go with dark door? I was thinking surfmist to match windows

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SancHarmony
Jul 19, 2016 9:22 pm
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Mec06
Jul 19, 2016 8:23 pm
Mec06
pnrp4krb
pnrp4krb
19 July 2016

Knock Down and Rebuild Question- please help! So confused!

Knock Down and Rebuild Question- please help! So confused!
VIC

We are currently doing a KDR (about to start the construction phase) and were in a similar position to you in that we had paid off our old house and bought another…

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pnrp4krb
Jul 19, 2016 1:23 pm
zowiec
zowiec
18 July 2016

Flame Zone builders

Flame Zone builders
NSW

Hey. Just found your thread. We are building with allworth in the southern highlands too, in "bushhfire prone land". We are still waiting for our DA to come back. Where…

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zowiec
Jul 18, 2016 1:45 pm

Hey all, Im pretty much at lockup stage I ended up organising render myself as it was way too much through the builder. At what stage can I oeganise someone to start…

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BL35ED
Jul 18, 2016 12:24 pm
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
18 July 2016

Beckham by Henley - One year on....

Beckham by Henley - One year on....
VIC
1 ... 35, 36, 37

Yep! Although there are some bonuses with opticomm i just dont like being limited to a very small selected few ISP's it just doesnt seem right! Fingers crossed it sells…

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stayxtrue
Jul 18, 2016 11:25 am
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
18 July 2016

Goodlife/Gemmil - Backyard & Decking July 2016

Goodlife/Gemmil - Backyard & Decking July 2016
WA
1 ... 61, 62, 63

Woah you guys have done a great job doing it all yourself! Its all looking great!! I am loving the planter boxes and built in bench seats!

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stayxtrue
Jul 18, 2016 11:13 am
stayxtrue
Katehutch
Katehutch
18 July 2016

Eden brae or McDonald jones central coast?

Eden brae or McDonald jones central coast?
NSW

Anyone built with Eden brae or McDonald jones in central coast/Newcastle area? Any advice would be appreciated ?

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Katehutch
Jul 18, 2016 10:00 am
Craigasaurus
Craigasaurus
17 July 2016

Modifying existing plans - legalities?

Modifying existing plans - legalities?
NSW

It's tough we too were thinking of doing the same but ended up doing our own as if the company drives past and sees that it looks similar they could do you not just for…

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Craigasaurus
Jul 17, 2016 7:44 pm
TomCat
TomCat
17 July 2016

Simonds Harcrest - Adelaide Build

Simonds Harcrest - Adelaide Build
SA
1 ... 25, 26, 27

LOL! I haven't worked out my oven yet. Except I now wish I'd got a 60cm not a 90cm. Really inefficient for only two people! To grill something, the whole stupid element is…

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TomCat
Jul 17, 2016 7:30 pm
TomCat
Lorri
Lorri
17 July 2016

Tender and cancellation charges?

Tender and cancellation charges?
TAS

Just curious about this, not planning to cancel but I noticed on the tender papers it says that other cost will be added if you don't accept the tender, that money you…

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Lorri
Jul 17, 2016 7:08 pm
Lorri
lemon717
lemon717
17 July 2016

retaining wall - neighbour builder

retaining wall - neighbour builder
NSW

Can anyone please share some light? We have bought a house and land package in Sydney. Currently the house is in the process of landscaping, but we can't start until our…

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lemon717
Jul 17, 2016 6:38 pm
cruz_andmama
cruz_andmama
17 July 2016

Anyone used/currently building with Practical Building?

Anyone used/currently building with Practical Building?
NSW

Hi all My husband and I have just put a deposit on a block on Vulcan ridge, and we are considering Practical Building. I havent been able to find much information…

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cruz_andmama
Jul 17, 2016 4:28 pm
linniez88
linniez88
17 July 2016

Scootergirl's first build

Scootergirl's first build
QLD
1, 2

Hi, could you please kindly upload some more photos of your house with moon dust brick? Im currently thinking of using it but would like to see what it looks like

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linniez88
Jul 17, 2016 2:31 pm
cinder
cinder
17 July 2016

Classic style weatherboard Melb - front landscaping complete

Classic style weatherboard Melb - front landscaping complete
VIC
1 ... 40, 41, 42

Yeah this weekend has been nice, the sun makes a real difference. I don't blame you, it's been (and still more to come) a freezing Winter!

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cinder
Jul 17, 2016 1:18 pm
cinder
ayaman
ayaman
17 July 2016

Urbanedge (Urban Edge) homes

Urbanedge (Urban Edge) homes
VIC

Oh wow, you poor thing! This is a worry- we have just signed up with Urbanedge- well, we are up to colours/electrical etc. So far, we have had a smooth run, but your post…

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ayaman
Jul 17, 2016 12:00 pm
LouLouB
LouLouB
17 July 2016

Glendale Ltd Edition Vs Glendale (Normal) - Differences

Glendale Ltd Edition Vs Glendale (Normal) - Differences
VIC

I've been trying to work out the differences too. We noted some small differences in measurements - the rumpus room was all walls as opposed to having an opening between…

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LouLouB
Jul 17, 2016 11:55 am
LouLouB
LouLouB
17 July 2016

Dream Home - Glendale 45

Dream Home - Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Got so excited to find this thread and then read you've changed builder/design. Any reason in particular for the change @JNT_Glendale45

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LouLouB
Jul 17, 2016 11:52 am
AWrighty
AWrighty
17 July 2016

Granny flat build

Granny flat build
QLD

Just to clarify the kit does not come with poles but the plans show me how many and where they should be placed. I'm hoping the engineer will be able to tell me if the…

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AWrighty
Jul 17, 2016 9:52 am
Lorri
Lorri
17 July 2016

Blue Mountains Home My First Build

Blue Mountains Home My First Build
NSW

Hi Deb, do you know what your BAL rating is yet? Our block has got a 29 bal. How steep is your land? Have you got any photos? Cheers Lorri

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Lorri
Jul 17, 2016 8:18 am
Lorri
san-marino16
san-marino16
17 July 2016

who else is building in Oran Park with MJH ?

who else is building in Oran Park with MJH ?
NSW

Hi everyone, :D I am fairly new to this forum, been browsing this forum for ideas.I found it extremely helpful for our colour selections and other stuff. our land is…

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san-marino16
Jul 17, 2016 12:22 am
qldben
qldben
15 July 2016

Metricon Home Solution/Clarendon Complete??

Metricon Home Solution/Clarendon Complete??
QLD

I'm in the same predicament now. I am considering the Toledo 29 with Clarendon Complete, as well as the Mason 28 from Metricon Freedom Collection. Both are more or less…

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qldben
Jul 15, 2016 11:59 am
qldben
Wellard2ndTimers
Wellard2ndTimers
15 July 2016

Our build in Calleya, WA

Our build in Calleya, WA
WA

Hi DVP, Welcome aboard! I love one of the easy start plans (on display in Baldivis Parks, can't remember the name) I want to build it as an investment. They make some…

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Wellard2ndTimers
Jul 15, 2016 9:55 am
bashworth
bashworth
15 July 2016

electrical quotes with perry homes.

electrical quotes with perry homes.
VIC

If I was a building company I would not want anyone on my site who I didn't have a contract with, and hadn't filled in the paperwork to show that they were competent. One…

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bashworth
Jul 15, 2016 5:17 am
bashworth
dellam
dellam
14 July 2016

Building with national homes Western Australia

Building with national homes Western Australia
WA

My House is still in construction The tiler took 12 weeks . Yes 12 weeks to tile the wet areas ( bathrooms , toilets , laundry ) It's a running joke amongst our family…

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dellam
Jul 14, 2016 10:24 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
14 July 2016

Gas point outlets - did you bother?

Gas point outlets - did you bother?
WA

I have all the connections. What was nice was the builder put a gas point in for the cooker hob even though I am using induction. They said they do it regardless incase…

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AussieMark
Jul 14, 2016 5:19 pm
Bopstar3
Bopstar3
14 July 2016

My plan... would you change anything?

My plan... would you change anything?
NSW
1, 2

Definitely a slider door then maybe on ensuite if toilet is open :-)

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Bopstar3
Jul 14, 2016 4:11 pm
Robina
Robina
14 July 2016

HGWA Floor Tiling

HGWA Floor Tiling
WA

Sorry don't know to work out the square metres. But it was for living room dining room kitchen scullery and passage to kids bedrooms and front hallway and passage to…

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Robina
Jul 14, 2016 2:48 pm
Robina
jin12345
jin12345
14 July 2016

Hacrest Estate Council Approval for land size less than300m2

Hacrest Estate Council Approval for land size less than300m2
VIC

Hi, I am building at Harcrest estate by Mirvac in Wantirna South and one of the developer guideline is that the approved plan need to be endorsed by the Knox City…

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jin12345
Jul 14, 2016 9:54 am
TraceyWayne
TraceyWayne
13 July 2016

Custom Build NSW, tiles starting this week

Custom Build NSW, tiles starting this week
NT
1 ... 49, 50, 51

Hi ninnygray, yes in Murwillumbah and builder was awesome. It's a tricky business picking a builder and would definitely recommend them. Name is Paron & Philips, they have…

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TraceyWayne
Jul 13, 2016 5:45 pm
TraceyWayne


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