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DaveL
DaveL
13 October

Whitehorse NRZ4 problem

Whitehorse NRZ4 problem
VIC

Update: We got dispensation for side setbacks! We were a bit too close and a bit too tall, but it's all good. The upper level wall will be "only" 3.0m from the boundary…

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DaveL
Oct 13, 2017 12:45 pm
Bhoot
Bhoot
13 October

Allcastle Grandworth 42.5

Allcastle Grandworth 42.5

normally builders do add extra site costs on top of the basic allowance..I had to pay 38k in site costs...and 6500 in additional BASIX costs.. just check with the builder…

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Bhoot
Oct 13, 2017 11:17 am
Bhoot

New House Build KDR Blackwood SA Fairmont Homes 'The Grand'

New House Build KDR Blackwood SA Fairmont Homes 'The Grand'
NSW
1, 2

Yeah it's downward sloping but pretty flat will need a cut and fill to level out It's the reason we decided not to move to another block as it is a very nice block…

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DanTheUpholsterer
Oct 13, 2017 10:32 am
Ritchie Kula
Ritchie Kula
13 October

Clarendon Sheridan Build - Box Hill NSW

Clarendon Sheridan Build - Box Hill NSW
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi We aslo opted out of comfort pack My site costs were 20k some had to pay up to 30k I have 2 retaining walls.

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Ritchie Kula
Oct 13, 2017 9:10 am
TEE_Man
TEE_Man
13 October

Love ansa

Love ansa
NSW

This was my first time building and I absolutely loved my experience with ANSA Homes. I am not a first time home owner but I am a first time home builder and every step…

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TEE_Man
Oct 13, 2017 12:07 am
TEE_Man
TEE_Man
12 October

ANSA HOMES

ANSA HOMES
NSW

This was my first time building and I absolutely loved my experience with ANSA Homes. I am not a first time home owner but I am a first time home builder and every step…

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TEE_Man
Oct 12, 2017 11:54 pm
Eskay
Eskay
12 October

Henley Electra 2017/2018 build

Henley Electra 2017/2018 build
VIC
1, 2

Excited to see your house come up quickly; hope it goes smoothly for you !!

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Eskay
Oct 12, 2017 10:46 pm
Eskay
SAFA1
SAFA1
12 October

Building Journey : Henley Reserve Aegean 38

Building Journey : Henley Reserve Aegean 38
VIC
1, 2

In regards to the above I’m building the Aegean 38 and have done some research on flooring. Carpet call is the supplier for Henley. For cat 6 carpets and the deluxe…

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SAFA1
Oct 12, 2017 10:35 pm

We went out to check what had happened over the past few days. A DANGER sign has gone up, and the reason for that is the 5m deep holes for the piering! Gees, they seem so…

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saz1980
Oct 12, 2017 9:30 pm

Had a meeting with our SS today and very excited to see our cabinetry all in! Very exciting! We hadn’t really seen our cabinetry choices in any displays beforehand so…

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Bethany
Oct 12, 2017 9:17 pm
alysanne
alysanne
12 October

Building Modified Statesman Ashville

Building Modified Statesman Ashville
SA
1, 2, 3

Do you have the keys, how is it??!! How long between pre handover and keys was it?

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alysanne
Oct 12, 2017 6:25 pm
v1v3k
v1v3k
12 October

Infinity Estate - Plumpton, VIC

Infinity Estate - Plumpton, VIC
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

I got this e-mail from the Conveyancer today. This is so annoying. I will have to pay the builder for this delay every month now. If I consider January to be the correct…

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v1v3k
Oct 12, 2017 4:49 pm
ravenbeck
ravenbeck
12 October

Oxygen Range - Rivergum

Oxygen Range - Rivergum

Hi, Just wondering if anyone has built one of the Oxygen Range homes with Rivergum? What have your experiences been? Any advice you would give for a couple who have just…

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ravenbeck
Oct 12, 2017 4:47 pm
LevaneT
LevaneT
12 October

Project home sales process

Project home sales process
NSW

I don't need to sign the tender but I am not with wisdom home. Each revision result in cost increase or in response to my questions or they made mistake and overlook…

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LevaneT
Oct 12, 2017 4:37 pm
bank
bank
12 October

Building with Henley at Fit-Off Stage

Building with Henley at Fit-Off Stage

We are at the same point as you (with jg king) and we are being told we should be in by Christmas. That said though, we have been building for 7 months and our contract…

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bank
Oct 12, 2017 3:31 pm
bank
MandM+4
MandM+4
12 October

Anyone Building Ambassador 33 from Wisdom

Anyone Building Ambassador 33 from Wisdom

All double storey wisdom homes had a $20k price rise earlier this year, but I can't recall when it was...I think it may have been around June. On their website the base…

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MandM+4
Oct 12, 2017 2:38 pm
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
12 October

First Build in Perth - Choosing a Builder

First Build in Perth - Choosing a Builder
WA
1, 2, 3

Try Activa Developments, small builder, deal with builder direct!

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sparky_JsP
Oct 12, 2017 2:21 pm
sparky_JsP
mj-mac4
mj-mac4
12 October

Custom downslope build - Northern NSW

Custom downslope build - Northern NSW
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hey ninnygray, how is your build going? 😊

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mj-mac4
Oct 12, 2017 2:17 pm
mj-mac4
Chin
Chin
12 October

Building at QVC in Edmondson Park

Building at QVC in Edmondson Park
NSW
1, 2

Hi Sam which lot are you at? I'm also at Wakeling Drive. Thanks, Chintan

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Chin
Oct 12, 2017 1:35 pm
ASJ1981
ASJ1981
12 October

Wisdom Homes - House and Land Packages

Wisdom Homes - House and Land Packages

Hi MrsJM, thank you for your reply! Soooo true and funny! I love The Block and i get a lot of ideas/inspiration from that show! #teamjosh&elyse - LOL ;) And you are right,…

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ASJ1981
Oct 12, 2017 9:01 am
ASJ1981
Hailz_6
Hailz_6
11 October

Our Henley Build - Amalfi 30

Our Henley Build - Amalfi 30
VIC
1, 2, 3

Oh no!! What stage of the build are you and what caused the hold up? We had rough start so I’m hoping no further delays for us.

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Hailz_6
Oct 11, 2017 10:53 pm
Hailz_6
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Vantage_35
Oct 11, 2017 9:26 pm
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RDhar_2016
Oct 11, 2017 9:12 pm
brucefil2011
brucefil2011
11 October

Bristol (44sq) - Porter Davis Melbourne - New Build

Bristol (44sq) - Porter Davis Melbourne - New Build
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

thats awful really sorry to hear that see more at hoffmangoldwithporterdavis.wordpress.com

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brucefil2011
Oct 11, 2017 7:34 pm
nicolac34
nicolac34
11 October

Floor plan feedback HGWA - Vienna

Floor plan feedback HGWA - Vienna
WA

Great plans, looking forward to watching it take shape! Only thing I would add is a second shower fitting in the ensuite, you've got the space so I'd make it a double.…

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nicolac34
Oct 11, 2017 2:58 pm
Courtney1
Courtney1
11 October

Sewer - Condell Park Road, Wilton

Sewer - Condell Park Road, Wilton
NSW

Hi All, my husband and I bought land in the Highlands at the start of the year. The DA is still with the council waiting on approval before we can build. We are trouble…

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Courtney1
Oct 11, 2017 1:53 pm

Mimosa have 6 months defect period. But I suggest everyone to go through every single thing especially around paint marks in sunlight and other lighting for not missing…

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jmasood
Oct 11, 2017 1:20 pm
jmasood
Adam R
Adam R
11 October

East west homes review please

East west homes review please

Thinking of building a seachange ds anyone got some info ? Would be greatly appreciated Thanks Adam

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Adam R
Oct 11, 2017 12:46 pm
dfin
dfin
11 October

Building with Metricon - Phoenix 38 - NSW

Building with Metricon - Phoenix 38 - NSW
NSW

Hi DRT, Sorry for having not replied in time. Finally we decided to go with Liberty 45, feels like the floor plan is bit spacial. Regarding the outdoor room. The size is…

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dfin
Oct 11, 2017 11:41 am
thellama
thellama
11 October

Boutique Homes

Boutique Homes
VIC
1 ... 167, 168, 169

The final plans you'll get from Boutique before colour selection is all of the above: slab plan, elevation, site plan, floor plan, etc. We just got our plans a few days…

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thellama
Oct 11, 2017 9:52 am

Just for you httpspants! Been a bit slack on the updates but we now have plasterboard and the scaffolding down. We also have stairs and the waterproofing has been…

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CharlieVH
Oct 11, 2017 9:43 am
Jam3
Jam3
11 October

Fairhaven Home - Iluka 349 with Quay Facade

Fairhaven Home - Iluka 349 with Quay Facade
VIC
1, 2

We paid a customisation fee, from memory it was about $2500, but that included all the changes. The upstairs bedrooms are a great size, as is the rumpus, bathroom. We are…

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Jam3
Oct 11, 2017 6:50 am
charles_2016
charles_2016
11 October

Abchomes Metropolitan 32

Abchomes Metropolitan 32
VIC

I am going to build with ABC homes as well. The house is going to be 26 SQ and the current price is around 230k. This price is excluding fencing and landscaping,…

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charles_2016
Oct 11, 2017 12:49 am
rattleAU
rattleAU
11 October

Building with Dennis Family Homes (Melb)

Building with Dennis Family Homes (Melb)
VIC

Looks good. Must really have you all fired up to get your own place happening. We have been to a couple of DFH sites and they were very tidy each time we went by over a…

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rattleAU
Oct 11, 2017 12:31 am
dulie
dulie
10 October

My Doulton 56 Classique - Metricon Melbourne

My Doulton 56 Classique - Metricon Melbourne
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hal is long gone, he never ended up going with Metricon. But good news is there is another 3 members currently building the Doulton 56 on these forums you can follow. The…

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dulie
Oct 10, 2017 11:43 pm
dulie
YeuG
YeuG
10 October

Henley Reserve Ivory

Henley Reserve Ivory
VIC
1, 2

It was still mainvue when we signed contracts hehe

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YeuG
Oct 10, 2017 11:13 pm
breebarter
breebarter
10 October

Valeco Homes, Custom Design - Monochrome + Polished Concrete

Valeco Homes, Custom Design - Monochrome + Polished Concrete
QLD
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Yes ours was definitely in our laundry elevation too. I would be questioning and asking why you didn’t get a working drawing for your laundry?

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breebarter
Oct 10, 2017 11:11 pm
breebarter
Adasiyan
Adasiyan
10 October

Beachwood Constructions (Sorrento 27 build) Longwarry

Beachwood Constructions (Sorrento 27 build) Longwarry
VIC

We got our planning permit already! Just need the building permit which should be another week or so and beachwood cab start building cassidopolous lol

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Adasiyan
Oct 10, 2017 10:13 pm
bank
bank
10 October

Square set ceilings

Square set ceilings
NSW

I would ask them the lm price directly then call them out on it! Ask them how many metres they have based the quote on because it doesn't add up!

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bank
Oct 10, 2017 9:56 pm
bank
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
10 October

Bliss Bedfordale

Bliss Bedfordale
WA
1, 2

Planning Approval Done, Now onto the building Permit approval, Its a process, I can see why most people let someone else do it. I must admit the City of Armadale have been…

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sparky_JsP
Oct 10, 2017 8:58 pm
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
10 October

Bedfordale - New Build - Perth WA

Bedfordale - New Build - Perth WA
WA

Planning Approval Done, Now onto the building Permit approval, Its a process, I can see why most people let someone else do it. I must admit the City of Armadale have been…

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sparky_JsP
Oct 10, 2017 8:57 pm
sparky_JsP
AKB
AKB
10 October

Dressing up a Fireplace!

Dressing up a Fireplace!
WA

Lol meanwhile I keep thinking about all the things I would do differently. It's good that the builder is coming to the party like they should. PS Your house will be…

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AKB
Oct 10, 2017 6:20 pm
AKB
Eight_3_Home
Eight_3_Home
10 October

Coral Marcoola 32ish

Coral Marcoola 32ish
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

My word! They should be liable for not only a repair but a complete cover up as well. I saw your Jeffery pad post, how long do you think you'll give them before contacting…

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Eight_3_Home
Oct 10, 2017 5:25 pm
Binderella
Binderella
10 October

Has anyone heard of a Colorbond colour called 'Dover White'?

Has anyone heard of a Colorbond colour called 'Dover White'?

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone has heard of a new Colorbond colour called 'Dover White'.. So far I can only find mention of it on the B&D Doors website - not colorbond…

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Binderella
Oct 10, 2017 5:05 pm
andonk
andonk
10 October

Initial Builders Meetings - Why so secret? (1st timer)

Initial Builders Meetings - Why so secret? (1st timer)
WA

Yes maybe don't need to worry for non expensive stuff. Just want to let other know the implications when supplying our own fittings. @OP: I'd try to chase the builder…

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andonk
Oct 10, 2017 2:58 pm
Izea
Izea
10 October

First Home Owner - Building in Springfield Rise

First Home Owner - Building in Springfield Rise
QLD
1, 2, 3

Hello Chiara95, which builder are you going with again? I'm sorry my memory is not so good. Are you going to get someone else to do your driveway? Did you get a 3rd party…

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Izea
Oct 10, 2017 2:26 pm
bestspecials
bestspecials
10 October

Building a Clarendon parkhill 29 in Brisbane

Building a Clarendon parkhill 29 in Brisbane
QLD
1, 2, 3

It's great to see that you are building at Newport, we are too. We are waiting on our land registration too and it is supposed to be this month and settlement in…

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bestspecials
Oct 10, 2017 2:09 pm
bestspecials


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