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melobious
melobious
24 September 2016

REGENT HOMES - ADELAIDE

REGENT HOMES - ADELAIDE
SA

Hi, did either of you build with them?

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melobious
Sep 25, 2016 12:09 am
buy1sthomesyd
buy1sthomesyd
24 September 2016

Glenfield NSW - Suburb Advise

Glenfield NSW - Suburb Advise
NSW

Hi Mcjus80, Thanks for your response! One factor to consider Glenfield was the connectivity/ travel time to the city. I havent looked at Oran Park or Catherine Park yet,…

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buy1sthomesyd
Sep 24, 2016 11:48 pm
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aloenyx
Sep 23, 2016 9:05 pm
aloenyx
Raylene12
Raylene12
23 September 2016

Experience of building with Kaplan Homes

Experience of building with Kaplan Homes
NSW

We are building with Clarendon but my sister and her husband built with Kaplan Homes about a year ago. They were really happy with them. House was handed over earlier…

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Raylene12
Sep 23, 2016 7:52 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
23 September 2016

Signing A Building Contract

Signing A Building Contract
QLD

Hi brikznmortar, You might be better off using an experienced building consultant rather than a lawyer to look over your contract. If it's an original contract (yellow…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 23, 2016 5:02 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
23 September 2016

Questions you must ask

Questions you must ask
NSW

Hi beachesdream, I suggest you ask for the price ALL UP... including footings and floor. Many larger builders tender from the floor up I understand. This will be very…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 23, 2016 4:50 pm
GMan23
GMan23
23 September 2016

KD/rebuild in SYdney with Roselea or Homestead?

KD/rebuild in SYdney with Roselea or Homestead?
NSW

Hello, We are looking at different builders for a knock down/rebuild in Sydney. Anyone with experiences/recommendations on Roselea or Homestead? Thanks!

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GMan23
Sep 23, 2016 3:48 pm
Manic
Manic
23 September 2016

Who's building with Carter Grange in Melbourne?

Who's building with Carter Grange in Melbourne?
VIC

Make sure you get an independent inspector for your build and dont give in on findings!

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Manic
Sep 23, 2016 2:09 pm
party_of_5
party_of_5
23 September 2016

Anyone having problems with Ashford homes ?

Anyone having problems with Ashford homes ?
VIC

If I could I would!! Or have them change the compensation of $1 a week to at least $250

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party_of_5
Sep 23, 2016 1:37 pm
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Charley
Sep 23, 2016 11:53 am
caitnkase
caitnkase
22 September 2016

PHG savannah bricks

PHG savannah bricks

Hi all, did anyone use the savannah bricks from PGH to build their house? Would love a photo if you have :)

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caitnkase
Sep 22, 2016 7:52 pm
caitnkase
bashworth
bashworth
21 September 2016

Adjustable or non-adjustable piers?

Adjustable or non-adjustable piers?
QLD

The point about piers are they are supposed to go be founded below the point where the soil will swell or shrink.

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bashworth
Sep 21, 2016 11:37 pm
bashworth
Kat_1025
Kat_1025
21 September 2016

Fairhaven homes slab solution - please explain!!

Fairhaven homes slab solution - please explain!!
VIC

They wouldn't give us fixed due to the fall and backfill on the block so we had no choice but to wait... They do have high fixed costs to cover themselves though. I can't…

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Kat_1025
Sep 21, 2016 2:49 pm
ajayshekar
ajayshekar
21 September 2016

Build with Rawson Homes

Build with Rawson Homes
NSW
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Thanks for the update Mattblack. We have already decided not to go with Rawson for other reasons. Your feedback only make our decision easier. Sad to hear that you…

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ajayshekar
Sep 21, 2016 12:31 pm
Redoak
Redoak
20 September 2016

Slab cuts/alternations

Slab cuts/alternations
VIC

Hi everyone, I have been reading in this forum for 12 months and learnt a lot. This is my first post. I am building a new home and the slab stage was completed…

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Redoak
Sep 21, 2016 12:33 am
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
20 September 2016

Duplex builder recommendations?

Duplex builder recommendations?
NSW

Happychild so your saying an up stairs and down stairs type set up, not side by side?

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Doozer1905
Sep 20, 2016 10:52 pm
Nuggetron
Nuggetron
20 September 2016

Building in goulburn

Building in goulburn
NSW

Perfect. A lot of those points I had already found so it's good that you confirmed the research. I spent today go ogling new house plans as to make the house as north…

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Nuggetron
Sep 20, 2016 2:28 pm
MrsMaccaPacca
MrsMaccaPacca
20 September 2016

K & L's HGWA Build Baldivis

K & L's HGWA Build Baldivis
WA
1 ... 43, 44, 45

Thanks Daz and Decka

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MrsMaccaPacca
Sep 20, 2016 1:57 am
MrsMaccaPacca
Taj-e
Taj-e
19 September 2016

Anybody purchased land in Brompton Estate Cranbourne VIC?

Anybody purchased land in Brompton Estate Cranbourne VIC?
VIC

Anybody want to cancel land contract in Brompton estate. I am looking for a block of land there. I ll pay all the admin charges if tjere is any.

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Taj-e
Sep 20, 2016 12:00 am
Nican22
Nican22
19 September 2016

Clarendon Colour Studio Tour

Clarendon Colour Studio Tour
NSW

It will help you to make a decision and not many builders offer this option prior to a tender. You can see the differences between their inclusion packages. Hope this helps.

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Nican22
Sep 19, 2016 11:14 pm

Thank you everyone for the lovely comments! Things have been crazy over the last month and a half of settling in! We have been working on the landscaping first so we can…

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kait-e
Sep 19, 2016 10:42 pm
ShelbyHeid
ShelbyHeid
19 September 2016

Should I need more fililng for my attic?

Should I need more fililng for my attic?
NT

I am posting here to ask if I need to add more insulation to my attic because our house feels drafty in the winter. Our house is a 10-year-old, 1400 sqft ranch. I was…

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ShelbyHeid
Sep 19, 2016 9:57 pm
Linda01
Linda01
19 September 2016

Burbank toilet supplier issues

Burbank toilet supplier issues
VIC

Gosh its been a while but all settled and loving our home

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Linda01
Sep 19, 2016 7:58 pm
mil48-2015
mil48-2015
19 September 2016

Anyone used Glen Fern (BORAL) Brick with Shale / Surfmist?

Anyone used Glen Fern (BORAL) Brick with Shale / Surfmist?

Thanks Emmz70, i am certain we will acheive a great quality house, despite their current (or future) attempts to avoid responsibility & accountability for the poor…

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mil48-2015
Sep 19, 2016 6:40 pm
mil48-2015
renoy_jacob_dan
renoy_jacob_dan
19 September 2016

Builder charging me 21k extra after Contour and Geotech surv

Builder charging me 21k extra after Contour and Geotech surv
NSW

Mojo and McDonald Jones Homes are affiliated. We built with MJH and received over $15k in what should have been foreseeable variations.

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renoy_jacob_dan
Sep 19, 2016 1:44 am
MoodyBlue
MoodyBlue
18 September 2016

Who's building with GJ?

Who's building with GJ?
QLD

We built our first house with GJ's 6 years ago and they were completely flexible with what we could supply ourselves and they installed it no problems. We approached a…

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MoodyBlue
Sep 18, 2016 10:55 pm
meshelf
meshelf
18 September 2016

Induction cooktop and ducted airconditioning

Induction cooktop and ducted airconditioning
SA
1, 2

Our additional cost was around $550. As @AussieMark said they should have know the loads as has selected the induction and aircon. We are doing aircon post handover, but…

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meshelf
Sep 18, 2016 5:36 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
18 September 2016

Dennis Family Homes - promotions

Dennis Family Homes - promotions
VIC

This is always a tricky one. Builders use promos and price jumps to push you into signing up quickly, before you see something else you like better. I've been watching a…

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aloenyx
Sep 18, 2016 3:27 pm
aloenyx
Dream41
Dream41
18 September 2016

Carlisle: is telephone port and trenching standard electrica

Carlisle: is telephone port and trenching standard electrica
VIC

Hi, I'm new to this forum. I'm building with Carlisle, entering tender stage. Would like some advise on whether telephone port and trenching is supposed to be standard…

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Dream41
Sep 18, 2016 1:40 pm
Azure2015
Azure2015
17 September 2016

Bank Valuation

Bank Valuation
WA

Banks will mostly do a val at base stage and again at completion.

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Azure2015
Sep 17, 2016 7:49 pm
AIMEEEO
AIMEEEO
17 September 2016

Belvista Homes

Belvista Homes
WA

Hi, Has anyone purchased or built a house with Belvista homes?

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AIMEEEO
Sep 17, 2016 7:09 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Waldorf_Grange_Build
17 September 2016

Coffered Ceiling cost Porter Davis

Coffered Ceiling cost Porter Davis
VIC

We have it in our quote for $3690 which is for the standard size lounge room in the Waldorf Grange not for the 'Grand Lounge' size which is actually on display at Greenvale.

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Sep 17, 2016 1:02 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
murdy
murdy
17 September 2016

Building our dream home with Carlisle

Building our dream home with Carlisle
VIC
1, 2

thanks - a few more weeks and we will be in. Carpet is black, walls are white!

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murdy
Sep 17, 2016 11:25 am
murdy
mzjska
mzjska
17 September 2016

Our First Home with RedInk Homes

Our First Home with RedInk Homes
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I love your elevation! That paving is hilarious.. What crazy person would think that is ok!?

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mzjska
Sep 17, 2016 10:52 am
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Waldorf_Grange_Build
17 September 2016

Valuation Issues - Grandvue, Pakenham

Valuation Issues - Grandvue, Pakenham
VIC

We are building on the Officer side of Grandvue and this has just happened to us as well. We were told because there is not enough of an established sales history in the…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Sep 17, 2016 9:42 am
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Hutchie
Hutchie
17 September 2016

Building with Carlisle- Sorrento

Building with Carlisle- Sorrento
VIC

So, frame report came back from NHI and it contained a few (25) "easy fix" issues. Nothing too big and they are correcting those as we speak. Very glad that we got that…

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Hutchie
Sep 17, 2016 5:38 am
SooG
SooG
16 September 2016

anyone built with Nuvo homes or Visual Diversity?

anyone built with Nuvo homes or Visual Diversity?
QLD

Yep sure have with Nuvo Homes and in my opinion stay well clear. Happy to provide details in private PM

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SooG
Sep 16, 2016 10:16 pm
SkB
SkB
16 September 2016

BAL rating in Willowdale

BAL rating in Willowdale
NSW

I was told about it when I booked the lot. Also we received the copy of BAL map and assessment with the contract.

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SkB
Sep 16, 2016 4:25 pm
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charlibear
Sep 16, 2016 3:41 pm
charlibear
SHNN_2016
SHNN_2016
16 September 2016

Building monaco Lux Q1 with Henley

Building monaco Lux Q1 with Henley
VIC

Thanks, will be waiting for the photos, it is very unclear about the thickness of wooden frame between panel in our plan. Photo will help us.

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SHNN_2016
Sep 16, 2016 3:18 pm
gkc
gkc
15 September 2016

Builder or Owner - Things to do yourself

Builder or Owner - Things to do yourself
VIC

It does - thanks. Basically get a fixed amount included in the contract to get around the bank not financing extras. Yes?

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gkc
Sep 16, 2016 12:55 am
mim_feher
mim_feher
15 September 2016

Anyone use Haymes colours Aura or Spatial

Anyone use Haymes colours Aura or Spatial
NSW

Hi, I am hoping somone on here has used haymes paint more specifically colours Aura or Spatial. I have narrowed it down to these 2 colours and have done sample pots for…

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mim_feher
Sep 15, 2016 9:42 pm
jessicagauci
jessicagauci
15 September 2016

Building The Denver 43 with the big M!

Building The Denver 43 with the big M!
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Keen to see pics of the final house. Especially the outdoor room!! :)

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jessicagauci
Sep 15, 2016 3:59 pm
Jojo2014
Jojo2014
15 September 2016

Metricon Glendale 50 Limited Edition

Metricon Glendale 50 Limited Edition
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Sounds good Emmz70 thanks for that.

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Jojo2014
Sep 15, 2016 2:28 pm
Jojo2014
Ponzu
Ponzu
15 September 2016

Metricon site manager refuse me accompanying my independent

Metricon site manager refuse me accompanying my independent
NSW

Correct. Part purpose of giving them notice is to make sure that entering the site is safe. No excuses

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Ponzu
Sep 15, 2016 1:36 pm
algernon
algernon
15 September 2016

Stormwater easement

Stormwater easement
ACT

Unfortunately, yes, in the ACT you can't build a house or garage on a stormwater easement - about it that spells it out in more detail. That does mean that you have less…

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algernon
Sep 15, 2016 1:28 pm
sie_jess
sie_jess
15 September 2016

Custom build in S.E Melbourne

Custom build in S.E Melbourne
VIC

Looking great! Just wondering which builder do yoh go with? We are looking at doing custom build as well.

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sie_jess
Sep 15, 2016 7:01 am
imrasm
imrasm
15 September 2016

Stock Land - Elara - Corner Block Fencing Info

Stock Land - Elara - Corner Block Fencing Info
NSW

Nopes ... I haven't heard of anything about leaving space between fence and lot boundary .. As far as I know and my corner build fencing plan says Your fencing must be on…

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imrasm
Sep 15, 2016 6:12 am
ms_prez
ms_prez
14 September 2016

What upgrades, items or extras do you wish you had added to

What upgrades, items or extras do you wish you had added to
WA
1, 2

Thanks W2T, they look superb, what a difference, I love it. Thanks for explaining :) Read your updates earlier and everything looks great.

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ms_prez
Sep 14, 2016 11:05 pm
ms_prez
imrasm
imrasm
14 September 2016

What takes so long after approvals?

What takes so long after approvals?
QLD

Who is your builder ? What does your contract says ? I am building with new living homes and they start counting dates after 4 week of approval.

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imrasm
Sep 14, 2016 9:05 pm

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