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Sudoko
Sudoko
10 January 2021

Buying land at Tallawong Road Rouse Hill

Buying land at Tallawong Road Rouse Hill
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi folks, I'm planning to buy a land in Tallawong. Are there any groups/forums to discuss ?

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Sudoko
Jan 10, 2021 3:58 pm
Vineet Babbar
Vineet Babbar
10 January 2021

East west homes review please

East west homes review please
VIC

Hey Adam, Just saw that put your post in 2017 for the review. Coincidentally, I've been to EWH today and like their plans. Whats your review, if you went with them in…

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Vineet Babbar
Jan 10, 2021 12:36 am
Holly72
Holly72
9 January 2021

Anyone built with midland silverbirch brick?

Anyone built with midland silverbirch brick?

Hi Sal, I'm finding my Google searches are giving very little in our brick choice. Thank you for your feedback. I love the sound of what your doing and will Google…

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Holly72
Jan 09, 2021 10:12 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
8 January 2021

Pricing up, appreciate any input please

Pricing up, appreciate any input please

Housing is a walk in the park compared to Commercial builds It's piecemeal work-> Unit work completed per day-> measured in time or units OT, I'd go bankrupt if I paid…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 08, 2021 10:54 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
NathanPS
NathanPS
8 January 2021

Alfresco floor doesn't come as standard?

Alfresco floor doesn't come as standard?

We had to pay for our tiles but broom finished concrete was standard. As above though, each builder is different.

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NathanPS
Jan 08, 2021 12:15 am

HI All, We have chosen a weatherboard front facade with a surfmist roof and trimmings and the weatherboard in Silkwort Dulux. (See attached inspo). We now need to…

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lozziloo1
Jan 07, 2021 11:31 am
BT1
BT1
7 January 2021

Any one building in Newbrook Estate Near Campbelltown NSW?

Any one building in Newbrook Estate Near Campbelltown NSW?
NSW
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Hi Yonas, How did you go with the HAF checklist, were you able to contact the Department of Social Services about it? We moved to Newbrook and hoping to submit the checklist.

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BT1
Jan 07, 2021 12:07 am
AmitRawat
AmitRawat
6 January 2021

McDonald Jones Homes (Hamilton 5) - First Build

McDonald Jones Homes (Hamilton 5) - First Build
1, 2

Hi Guys, I have received a base quote for Hamilton 5 recently from MJH and that is approximately $311,000. This includes some add-ons like Driveway, Front turf, Flys…

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AmitRawat
Jan 06, 2021 11:06 pm
Hhmm
Hhmm
6 January 2021

SOHO Living

SOHO Living

Anyone else building or built a townhome with https://soholiving.com.au All reviews seem to be fine, but communication from them is terrible nothing is explained, can not…

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Hhmm
Jan 06, 2021 7:59 pm
Hhmm
Hhmm
6 January 2021

Soho builders melbourne

Soho builders melbourne

SOHO Living based on my experience with them should be avoided. Communication is terrible is not none existent. Do not even get a receipt for deposit. Sadly for me I…

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Hhmm
Jan 06, 2021 7:43 pm
gazgolf1
gazgolf1
6 January 2021

Sloping block builder suggestions Brisbane pls

Sloping block builder suggestions Brisbane pls

Thanks for the suggestion they have some nice designs. I notice Bold have a split level has anyone built with them?

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gazgolf1
Jan 06, 2021 9:52 am
Flintzz
Flintzz
5 January 2021

Zero alottment boundary garage

Zero alottment boundary garage

Thanks for the advice, appreciated

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Flintzz
Jan 05, 2021 11:54 pm
tangle88
tangle88
5 January 2021

Anybody know how much welding service would cost in Sydney?

Anybody know how much welding service would cost in Sydney?
NSW

I think you should look at the local site with the masters. At the same time, you can compare prices and the number of welding services provided there. The main thing is…

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tangle88
Jan 05, 2021 11:22 pm
Fore20
Fore20
5 January 2021

Construction inspections

Construction inspections

I am using https://southwestpropertyinspections.com.au/ for all inspections - Pre Slab, brock, frame, pre lining , PCI etc. I would not trust a builders independent at…

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Fore20
Jan 05, 2021 6:08 pm
Fore20
Althom
Althom
5 January 2021

What's your opinion on DARK vs LIGHT roofs

What's your opinion on DARK vs LIGHT roofs
1, 2

How did power bills compare?

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Althom
Jan 05, 2021 5:00 pm
Althom
gogo65
gogo65
5 January 2021

Pre Construction Costs

Pre Construction Costs
NSW

We are building with a small builder, in Glenorie, I’m happy to PM you his details.

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gogo65
Jan 05, 2021 3:18 pm
gogo65
biki
biki
5 January 2021

Anyone building in Alkimos?

Anyone building in Alkimos?
WA
1, 2

All d best for your build. Yeah everything is ok. We bought a ready build house at Wanneroo instead. May be we will build in Alkimos in future. Regards, Sambit

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biki
Jan 05, 2021 2:41 pm
AnjC
AnjC
5 January 2021

Construction period and liquidated damage in HIA Contract

Construction period and liquidated damage in HIA Contract

You can try to negotiate anything you like! Note though that liquidated damages are supposed to be a genuine preestimate of your loss, so you might have to argue your case…

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AnjC
Jan 05, 2021 1:33 am
AnjC
AnjC
5 January 2021

Building contract - unusual conditions favouring builder

Building contract - unusual conditions favouring builder

Contractually it's pretty standard for them to seek an indemnity for things outside of their control - which in my view is fair. No one should be held liable for things…

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AnjC
Jan 05, 2021 1:29 am
AnjC
AnjC
5 January 2021

Owner Supplied Materials

Owner Supplied Materials

I have owner supplied a number of items (face bricks; tiles; bath; door hardware; heated towel rails). I have also managed to secure a number of 'after handover' items…

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AnjC
Jan 05, 2021 1:23 am
shraz
shraz
5 January 2021

Private Builder Price

Private Builder Price
VIC
1, 2

Who did you all end up building with for your custom homes. I’m looking at Building in Doreen and would appreciate the help. Thank you

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shraz
Jan 05, 2021 1:01 am
Splashers
Splashers
3 January 2021

Upgrade costs for Clarendon

Upgrade costs for Clarendon

Most Clarendon upgrades end up costing customers a lot as their Display homes have All Upgrades. The displays do not reflect what you actually get as standard inclusions…

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Splashers
Jan 03, 2021 11:15 pm
Splashers
Holly72
Holly72
3 January 2021

Advice on house theme and colour selections please.

Advice on house theme and colour selections please.

Yes! Good point. Thank you for your feedback.

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Holly72
Jan 03, 2021 5:26 pm
Thejamshop
Thejamshop
3 January 2021

Macdonald Jones coffs Harbour

Macdonald Jones coffs Harbour

Hi Has anyone built with MDJ in Coffs Harbour recently.We don't seem to be able to find any reviews on them in the Coffs area. Would like some feed back on your…

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Thejamshop
Jan 03, 2021 10:47 am
Thejamshop
lmcavennie
lmcavennie
3 January 2021

Solar hot water system, solar panels and Photo voltaic panel

Solar hot water system, solar panels and Photo voltaic panel
WA

Hi Everyone, I am currently in the process of building a home in Alkimos. We will be undertaking our Pre-Start in January and we are completely stuck on what to do with…

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lmcavennie
Jan 03, 2021 3:41 am
r_13
r_13
2 January 2021

4m Side Sloping Block (Questions!)

4m Side Sloping Block (Questions!)
SA

The soil classification regarding foundation movement is explained here: https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/consumers/gu ... n-movement Soil classifications…

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r_13
Jan 02, 2021 6:06 pm
r_13
MichelleHill
MichelleHill
2 January 2021

Too much white?

Too much white?

Hey all, just trying to decide on external colours. Is this too much white? Not enough contrast in colours? Was originally going with monument roof but think the surfmist…

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MichelleHill
Jan 02, 2021 11:55 am

Otherwise you have this on the outside of your new home... Very nice..! Stewie

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Stewie D
Jan 02, 2021 10:26 am
Holly72
Holly72
2 January 2021

Midland needed finding Midland silverbirch brick inspiration

Midland needed finding Midland silverbirch brick inspiration

Hi all, we are building in the south west of WA. We have decided to go against the current trend of rendered frontage and are looking at using silverbirch over the more…

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Holly72
Jan 02, 2021 9:05 am
sociangal
sociangal
1 January 2021

Cash or better kitchen appliances for new build

Cash or better kitchen appliances for new build

If it’s me I’ll pick the cash only because I prefer choosing my own upgrades and brands. I don’t mind not having a very fancy appliances when I can choose a decent…

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sociangal
Jan 01, 2021 5:01 pm
chippy
chippy
1 January 2021

Garage - parking and storage question dilemma

Garage - parking and storage question dilemma
WA

Yes, I asked about what are two biggest cars one could fit into a garage. Does it mean that you recommend for the shelves to start from the bottom, and go all the way to…

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chippy
Jan 01, 2021 12:23 am
chippy
V002
V002
31 December 2020

Homebuilder Grant Scheme - Shocking outcome!!

Homebuilder Grant Scheme - Shocking outcome!!
1, 2

I would contact your State Treasury and ask for clarification. Unfortunately at this time of year that could be difficult.

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V002
Dec 31, 2020 6:26 pm
aamer
aamer
31 December 2020

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - We are in!!!

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - We are in!!!
VIC
1 ... 38, 39, 40

Hi Dani Congratulations on your beautiful home, it's awesome. I have gone through your thread as we have started building our dream home and I am looking for inspirations…

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aamer
Dec 31, 2020 10:51 am
CD12JD
CD12JD
31 December 2020

Coral Homes DayDream 28 Build

Coral Homes DayDream 28 Build
NSW

ps if you are over in greenbridge east you will more then likely only need an m class slab so there is a bit of a saving there

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CD12JD
Dec 31, 2020 5:17 am
CD12JD
kambo1987
kambo1987
31 December 2020

Perth based builders

Perth based builders

No I agreed to it I wasn't comfortable he was going to do a good enough job. We chose to walk away as the potential stress and heartache throughout the build would not be…

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kambo1987
Dec 31, 2020 12:19 am
BanjoDan
BanjoDan
30 December 2020

Austral red brick inspiration

Austral red brick inspiration
QLD

Haven’t built yet so can’t help with pics but we decided to go Austral Access Ruby with Pale Eucalypt roof. We are building in outskirts of Melbourne. Quite a few…

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BanjoDan
Dec 30, 2020 12:20 pm
murtaza.sh
murtaza.sh
30 December 2020

Concreter Suggestions needed (Building in Berwick, SE VIC)

Concreter Suggestions needed (Building in Berwick, SE VIC)
VIC

Please suggest some honest/reasonable concreter with good experience who do reliable work. We need to do exposed aggregate for driveway and porch, concrete pathways on…

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murtaza.sh
Dec 30, 2020 11:48 am
murtaza.sh
murtaza.sh
murtaza.sh
30 December 2020

Lighting Shop Suggestions Needed

Lighting Shop Suggestions Needed
VIC

Our first home is currently being built at the moment and we are looking to buy Pendant, Island & Chandlelier lighting to get installed by our builder's electrician. We…

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murtaza.sh
Dec 30, 2020 11:28 am
murtaza.sh
wykdy
wykdy
30 December 2020

Building on a land which slopes towards the house

Building on a land which slopes towards the house
NSW

we were told the house can be built 8 meters away from the street. It would be starting from about 1 feet lower than street level from there.

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wykdy
Dec 30, 2020 11:14 am
katvoj
katvoj
29 December 2020

Building in Province Doreen, Vic

Building in Province Doreen, Vic

Went to see the development last week and seems like it’s travelling along nicely, was told feb/March. I was also checking them out but most likely going with Aston, …

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katvoj
Dec 29, 2020 8:27 pm
Ardo
Ardo
29 December 2020

Is Anyone Building with Integrity New Homes

Is Anyone Building with Integrity New Homes
NSW

Why didn't I find this tread 18 months ago

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Ardo
Dec 29, 2020 7:26 pm
Rankor
Rankor
29 December 2020

No plumbing in slab

No plumbing in slab

I say this is an absolute horrible idea, can you raise the ceiling height too as a raised floor will make this feel like a very enclosed room. And as with the drainage,…

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Rankor
Dec 29, 2020 6:00 pm
gogo65
gogo65
29 December 2020

Can some clever tiler please tell me how many tiles I need?

Can some clever tiler please tell me how many tiles I need?

I know with my recent build, they were a bit short for the alfresco splashback, the tiler, said he will try and use the offcuts, however he couldn’t guarantee it, you…

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gogo65
Dec 29, 2020 4:27 pm
gogo65
gogo65
gogo65
29 December 2020

Builder

Builder

I assume you mean 50squares total? Not 50sqm? So 50 squares is 464sqm. I think $13000/sq or sqm is very tight, would be very basic fittings etc..

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gogo65
Dec 29, 2020 4:24 pm
gogo65
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
29 December 2020

Mounting height - TV Nogging & Power

Mounting height - TV Nogging & Power
VIC

Thank you !

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Ozshaz
Dec 29, 2020 3:26 pm
Fore20
Fore20
29 December 2020

Metricon : Roofs and bricks not finished after 5 months

Metricon : Roofs and bricks not finished after 5 months

No. That's really bad. In 3 months with Fowler homes I have Slab, Roof, Bricks and Plumbing rough in all complete.

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Fore20
Dec 29, 2020 11:07 am
Fore20
stonesthrow
stonesthrow
29 December 2020

Concept Plan

Concept Plan

You may have a hefty budget and have already been given a prelim cost so it may not matter, but it looks like quite a pricey (yet great) layout. Decreasing the external…

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stonesthrow
Dec 29, 2020 10:04 am
stonesthrow
stonesthrow
29 December 2020

Raising ceiling height in kitchen dining livingroom advice

Raising ceiling height in kitchen dining livingroom advice
QLD

Ceiling height variety can help create different feels for a house. E.g. lower celings for more intimate spaces (bedrooms, reading rooms) and higher for formal spaces…

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stonesthrow
Dec 29, 2020 9:50 am
wykdy
wykdy
28 December 2020

Building with Allcastle

Building with Allcastle
NSW

Hi Deeralexx, Thanks so much for reply. Have been away for a while so didn't really check the thread. We ended up with proceeding with another builder as we found a better plan.

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wykdy
Dec 28, 2020 8:46 pm

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