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Renman
Renman
2 December

Metricon Vantage 35 - New Build

Metricon Vantage 35 - New Build
1, 2

That's true though :( . Have to bear the cost, as we both loved the design. It’s going to look impressive once it’s done. My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty…

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Renman
Dec 02, 2017 2:40 pm
Renman
Corryn
Corryn
2 December

Ryalls - Coral Homes Noosa 26 - Leaking ensuite??

Ryalls - Coral Homes Noosa 26 - Leaking ensuite??
NSW
1 ... 145, 146, 147

Hi Ryalls I hope things are going well with your house now? I've moved into our Noosa 26. The build was ok except for the average paint job and we also have had grout…

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Corryn
Dec 02, 2017 2:26 pm

Just a quick update for those who are watching our build. Over the past couple of weeks, the guys at Henley have been very busy on our house. We now have frame up, fascias…

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Hailz_6
Dec 02, 2017 1:45 pm
Hailz_6
mj-mac4
mj-mac4
2 December

Daydream 30- Slab Party!!

Daydream 30- Slab Party!!
QLD
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Your slab looks great! 😄

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mj-mac4
Dec 02, 2017 12:00 pm
mj-mac4
sarah louu
sarah louu
2 December

Lucere estate at Leppington

Lucere estate at Leppington
NSW
1, 2

Thanks Andy, ours doesn't seem to be there at the moment but they are doing site upgrades this weekend so I will look again on Monday. My husband went to the estate the…

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sarah louu
Dec 02, 2017 11:15 am
asheeshjoshi
asheeshjoshi
2 December

Is there anyone who bought land in Wantirna Rise?

Is there anyone who bought land in Wantirna Rise?
VIC
1, 2

We signed our tender yesterday with CH for our double story home in Wantirna Rise. Total site costs ( including excavation, retaining walls, piers, Slab upgrades,…

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asheeshjoshi
Dec 02, 2017 9:21 am
xjanex
xjanex
2 December

Coral Daydream 32

Coral Daydream 32

Absolutely love the daydream design. We are only building a 30, we got talked out of the 32 by my parents. I still wish we went with the 32. Cant wait to see your build…

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xjanex
Dec 02, 2017 8:48 am
xjanex
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Katran
Dec 02, 2017 7:45 am
jessicagauci
jessicagauci
2 December

Building the Denver 29 with Metricon

Building the Denver 29 with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Thanks everyone! As soon as our floors and splash back is in, I will post some photos!

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jessicagauci
Dec 02, 2017 7:06 am
rattleAU
rattleAU
2 December

Building with Dennis Family Homes (Melb)

Building with Dennis Family Homes (Melb)
VIC

Really like the Kimberly 30. We were seriously looking at the Kimberly 30, but decided on the Devenport 363 in the end. Slab went down last week. Good luck and I'll keep…

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rattleAU
Dec 02, 2017 1:12 am
pEast
pEast
1 December

Fairhaven Homes - Apollo in South East Melbourne

Fairhaven Homes - Apollo in South East Melbourne
VIC
1, 2

hi - how did u go with building permit - we have around 10 starts in stage 1 and some more taps

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pEast
Dec 01, 2017 8:36 pm
atemby
atemby
1 December

Interior and exterior colours

Interior and exterior colours
WA

Hi Lucy! how are you! i have just signed my contract to build the southport platinum with HGWA how is everything going with you?

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atemby
Dec 01, 2017 6:15 pm
dputus
dputus
1 December

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park
NSW

how about blue tongue homes? they are building few homes in bardia..are they any good? any experience from anyone?

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dputus
Dec 01, 2017 5:54 pm
Corallake
Corallake
1 December

Builder put in the wrong backsplash, what’s next?

Builder put in the wrong backsplash, what’s next?

If you go to your contract it should state that if the builder has to change something that cannot be supplied as per contract , the owner needs to be notified and a…

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Corallake
Dec 01, 2017 3:01 pm
Corallake
barry157
barry157
1 December

Building inspector worth it? How was your experience?

Building inspector worth it? How was your experience?
VIC

I think having a building inspector is handy but keep in mind: 1. They generally pick up the same common faults time and time again. Their reports tend to be "cookie…

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barry157
Dec 01, 2017 11:38 am
saeen
saeen
1 December

Building in MANOR LAKES, Wyndham Vale ..

Building in MANOR LAKES, Wyndham Vale ..
VIC

hi all just wondering howz your experience - as I have secured a lot in manor lakes - lollipop stage 166 and the builder is suggesting slab P; so wanted to check is it…

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saeen
Dec 01, 2017 9:05 am
Dunne23
Dunne23
1 December

Building First home with HGWA

Building First home with HGWA
WA

Hi everyone, we are looking at building our first home in Alkimos Beach with HGWA and wer are trying to save some $$$$ where we can. Has anyone put in the stormwater…

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Dunne23
Dec 01, 2017 2:26 am
rum_home
rum_home
30 November

Cost Cutting

Cost Cutting
VIC

Look at making the current heater included upgraded to allow for an aircon add-on unit post build. It'll be better than the Evap option and probably not much extra cost…

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rum_home
Nov 30, 2017 5:35 pm
rum_home
rum_home
rum_home
30 November

I'm drunk and I want to build a shipping container home

I'm drunk and I want to build a shipping container home

How is that even remotely relevant to building a container home in Australia? Are you sure you've linked to the correct article?

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rum_home
Nov 30, 2017 1:53 pm
rum_home
blackcat20
blackcat20
30 November

Opinions: Double or Single Storey? Upgrade costs estimates

Opinions: Double or Single Storey? Upgrade costs estimates

We chose a double story because it left us more backyard with the block we could afford, while also having the inside space we wanted. I dont think a double has cost us…

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blackcat20
Nov 30, 2017 1:36 pm
blackcat20
AnatissaK
AnatissaK
30 November

Private building inspector Sydney

Private building inspector Sydney
NSW

Thank you very much. I will call them.

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AnatissaK
Nov 30, 2017 1:24 pm
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Ynnie
Nov 30, 2017 12:13 pm
Y A R D
Y A R D
30 November

Building at Willowdale

Building at Willowdale
NSW
1 ... 154, 155, 156

Hi PharmaG. You can submit your own hand drawn landscape plans to council however council can be quite particular with this sort of stuff depending who you deal with and…

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Y A R D
Nov 30, 2017 9:54 am
blackcat20
blackcat20
30 November

KDR: Metricon Signature Split Level Sloping Block

KDR: Metricon Signature Split Level Sloping Block
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Those floors are gorgeous (minus the damaged bits of course).

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blackcat20
Nov 30, 2017 9:32 am
blackcat20
frankily
frankily
30 November

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic
VIC
1, 2, 3

no worries misterslope. send me a message on anything you need. my stuff just got loaded on a ship and is on the way over. very easy process starting construction end feb

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frankily
Nov 30, 2017 9:28 am
rum_home
rum_home
30 November

Metricon Bentleigh 38 - Wollert VIC

Metricon Bentleigh 38 - Wollert VIC
VIC
1, 2

I was trying to see what law would be in play here, or why they were pushing this. I found on the NatHERs website (the energy authority) that hot water systems aren't even…

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rum_home
Nov 30, 2017 9:20 am
rum_home

We have finally had our PC done and signed. So far we are happy with everything the builder has done and are willing to have handover tomorrow or Friday depending on our…

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Kika
Nov 30, 2017 7:59 am
Kika
allblaqk
allblaqk
30 November

Custom design with Fresh homes

Custom design with Fresh homes
QLD
1, 2

That sucks :( Hopefully with the new year, you will get a change of luck.

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allblaqk
Nov 30, 2017 1:00 am
allblaqk
Renman
Renman
29 November

Metricon - Duxton 39

Metricon - Duxton 39
VIC
1 ... 85, 86, 87

Good to see your garden getting more established. Tell us more about your experiences with the air-con? Keen to know how it preform in this heat. My KDR Metricon…

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Renman
Nov 29, 2017 11:55 pm
Renman

Hi All, The developer has applied for the Subdivision Certificate and currently the application is being evaluated as below. With this in mind considering how many…

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wongbruce
Nov 29, 2017 11:38 pm
wedge117
wedge117
29 November

Fairhaven Homes Newport 361 in Sth East Melbourne

Fairhaven Homes Newport 361 in Sth East Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 40, 41, 42

Hi Kat, Good news we have finally started to build Start date was 20/11 Hoping to have the slab down before the Xmas break.. have just looked at your timeline as it…

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wedge117
Nov 29, 2017 11:27 pm
wedge117
ysnf2000
ysnf2000
29 November

New House Build - SE Melb - custom vs volume - Advice

New House Build - SE Melb - custom vs volume - Advice
VIC

Hi all, I'm new to this forum but from reading some of the posts and threads think it's fantastic. My wife and I are in the process of finding a builder to build our…

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ysnf2000
Nov 29, 2017 11:02 pm
Bri1234
Bri1234
29 November

Taking the plunge building Simonds Rio

Taking the plunge building Simonds Rio
VIC

Gallery day with Simonds is pretty full on. Good idea going back to get what you want. Colours look great.

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Bri1234
Nov 29, 2017 8:20 pm
Bri1234
Manj
Manj
29 November

Building with Arden Homes.

Building with Arden Homes.
VIC

Omg what is happening here? Another similar to Androolz .. I’m so sad for you I hope Arden fixes all this promptly ...

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Manj
Nov 29, 2017 7:38 pm
Manj

I believe our site cut is booked in for the weekend!!!! Bad news is... ....

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NatTabs
Nov 29, 2017 4:40 pm
NatTabs
EmBella
EmBella
29 November

Fairmont Homes - Flagstaff Hill SA

Fairmont Homes - Flagstaff Hill SA
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Congratulations!!! Enjoy settling into your new home :D

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EmBella
Nov 29, 2017 1:46 pm

Well, the average period a Melbourne person stays put is around 10 years unless u r living in a terrific location very close to city. And yes remember a big builder had a…

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pEast
Nov 29, 2017 11:24 am
AnatissaK
AnatissaK
29 November

Building with All Castle

Building with All Castle
NSW

Hi , I hope to build with All Castle Home. The home which the tender is being prepared is a new home by All Castle which is not on display as yet. ( Sovereign). I will…

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AnatissaK
Nov 29, 2017 10:10 am

SO not something we installed.. but we got our first Kangaroo in the back yard this morning! still unpacking so no interior photos just yet..couple weeks and last of…

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emts
Nov 29, 2017 9:44 am
emts
julzz
julzz
29 November

Metricon - Green Point, Central Coast

Metricon - Green Point, Central Coast
NSW

thank you. Just trying to understand what these could be. Can we hire an independent building inspector (like yourself) to estimate for us.. just so we dont go silly on…

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julzz
Nov 29, 2017 9:39 am
Maddy178
Maddy178
28 November

Metricon Metro 32 Qld

Metricon Metro 32 Qld
QLD
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hi Vantage, Amazing build, read your thread and lovely wallpapers too. I am planning to get a few done and my build is in QLD too. Any recommendations, please? My…

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Maddy178
Nov 28, 2017 11:24 pm
OurDayDream28
OurDayDream28
28 November

Our First Home Blog - DayDream 28 (modified)

Our First Home Blog - DayDream 28 (modified)
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Yeah it’s close to 4m long. We loved the daydream because of this.

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OurDayDream28
Nov 28, 2017 10:38 pm
OurDayDream28
BrownDog77
BrownDog77
28 November

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Oh that’s crap I’m still jealous but understand your frustration... we had to sign we weren’t putting a pool in I’m working on finding a very…

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BrownDog77
Nov 28, 2017 10:20 pm
Houspect NSW
Houspect NSW
28 November

Help! Crooked bricks

Help! Crooked bricks

HI Sangloc, I will speak with one of our staff regarding this for you and come back with a correct answer for you.

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Houspect NSW
Nov 28, 2017 9:49 pm
Houspect NSW
Houspect NSW
Houspect NSW
28 November

Home buiders

Home buiders
QLD

Clarendon have come a long way since their new management take over. They are building quality homes, their usual building contract is 30 weeks (approx)

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Houspect NSW
Nov 28, 2017 9:44 pm
Houspect NSW

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