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Leksie5000
Leksie5000
10 March 2016

Can you post a picture of your rendered facade?

Can you post a picture of your rendered facade?
QLD

Hi I'll be happy to post pics once ours is painted. It's rendered but not painted yet. Custom knockdown rebuild Newcastle NSW viewtopic.php?t=78271

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Leksie5000
Mar 10, 2016 1:01 pm
zc12345
zc12345
10 March 2016

Flood prone land - Overland Flow Path - Design Foundation

Flood prone land - Overland Flow Path - Design Foundation
NSW

Hello. Has anyone here in the forum have to build a new house on land that is burden by overland flow path? i approached a number of builders and most of them have not…

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zc12345
Mar 10, 2016 12:57 pm
jaykkay
jaykkay
10 March 2016

The Avenue at Casey

The Avenue at Casey
VIC
1 ... 52, 53, 54

This forum hasn't been looked at for quite some time. But I wanted to advise everyone here that some residents have formed a facebook page with the objective of talking…

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jaykkay
Mar 10, 2016 9:43 am
TamDear18
TamDear18
10 March 2016

Building in Baldivis WA - NBN & Lighting Questions

Building in Baldivis WA - NBN & Lighting Questions
WA

Hi Hearny87, We are also building in Baldivis :D This is our first build. I thought I'd offer some food for thought regarding lighting. It was suggested to us, to go for…

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TamDear18
Mar 10, 2016 9:09 am
TamDear18

Wow - it's been a while between drinks around here, so time for an update. My house achieved Lock Up status in late Feb, approx 5 months after the siteworks began. In…

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timwa
Mar 09, 2016 11:57 pm
shellby
shellby
8 March 2016

Quick Question

Quick Question
NSW

We went with no window - our plan has no window but we wouldn't have wanted one anyway.

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shellby
Mar 08, 2016 8:45 pm
shellby
JLH222
JLH222
8 March 2016

Metricon - Issues with Site Plan & Contract

Metricon - Issues with Site Plan & Contract
VIC

I would definitely be contacting M to find out what they have to say.

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JLH222
Mar 08, 2016 8:34 pm
JLH222
JLH222
JLH222
8 March 2016

Metricon price increase

Metricon price increase
VIC

We fixed our price too and the designer home we have chosen went up $5k. A bit rude to have 2 price increases in 2 months!

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JLH222
Mar 08, 2016 8:09 pm
JLH222
TheBigHouse
TheBigHouse
8 March 2016

If you arranged demolition through your builder...

If you arranged demolition through your builder...
NSW

Arranged demolition via our builder and did not have to do a thing they took care of everything. Sent from an iPhone please excuse the ridiculous spell correcting…

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TheBigHouse
Mar 08, 2016 7:24 pm
STAUBS
STAUBS
8 March 2016

is anybody building in fletcher with Mcdonld jones

is anybody building in fletcher with Mcdonld jones
NSW

Hi Manni001 We are building in Fletcher with MJH - have our block cut awaiting on slab to be poured :) Where about's in Fletcher are you and which MJH house have you choosen?

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STAUBS
Mar 08, 2016 2:27 pm
jiin
jiin
8 March 2016

Corner plot, Mernda Vic

Corner plot, Mernda Vic
VIC

Hi guys, we are building our first home on a corner plot. Wondering if we can have another access door on the side street without any permits. Really appreciate your…

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jiin
Mar 08, 2016 1:23 am
Drew01
Drew01
7 March 2016

Anyone building with Premier Builders Group?

Anyone building with Premier Builders Group?
VIC

Hi, We have been through a roller coaster ride with them in the last 4 months where they have increased prices steadily as we progressed with the process. Each time they…

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Drew01
Mar 07, 2016 8:48 pm
Drew01
aloenyx
aloenyx
7 March 2016

Kitchen photos

Kitchen photos
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

We are settling in well however i still feel as if in living in a display home or someone else's house. Blinds arrive on Sunday!! Couldn't…

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aloenyx
Mar 07, 2016 5:47 pm
aloenyx

Theatre room finally done! All except for a couple of small tables to sit drinks and popcorn :) Really enjoying this room! We used the besta range from IKEA for the…

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Ashgrove2316
Mar 07, 2016 5:40 pm
yarns
yarns
7 March 2016

Port Macquarie NSW

Port Macquarie NSW
NSW

We are building with Pycon, and although we are only at slab stage we have loved it so far. They told us last week that we were up for some extra piers due to extra top…

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yarns
Mar 07, 2016 3:59 pm
yarns
Jackula
Jackula
7 March 2016

Requirement for Windows in rooms?

Requirement for Windows in rooms?
VIC

When we built ours, our builder said any room that's not a bathroom will be considered habitable. Just doing some quick googling, it appears you're correct, the Laundry…

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Jackula
Mar 07, 2016 1:44 pm
Matt_Gleeson
Matt_Gleeson
7 March 2016

Anyone built with Dixon Home, North Queensland?

Anyone built with Dixon Home, North Queensland?
QLD

If you have any fears, please send me a PM, I know the Townsville market pretty well.

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Matt_Gleeson
Mar 07, 2016 11:19 am
firsthomebuy
firsthomebuy
7 March 2016

Why would a draftsman dedign this?

Why would a draftsman dedign this?

As per what Bashworth has already asked... did you change your mind about what sort of hot water system you wanted after the plans were drawn ? Stewie I…

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firsthomebuy
Mar 07, 2016 8:01 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
6 March 2016

Building our first home with Sterling Homes "Watervale 176".

Building our first home with Sterling Homes "Watervale 176".
SA

Jaycastle you may find Sterling homes (among my least preferred builders) have adopted a stalling attitude, we encountered with Fairmont a few years ago, when an owner…

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Uncle Arfur
Mar 06, 2016 5:22 am
vuster
vuster
6 March 2016

Has anyone built a pool during a build with Metricon?

Has anyone built a pool during a build with Metricon?
VIC

Hi, I am planning to get a pool built after Metricon has done the site cut. I've had a read of Metricon's guidelines and interested to know if anyone has had experience…

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vuster
Mar 05, 2016 11:50 pm
vuster
ChantalMaree
ChantalMaree
5 March 2016

Building in Emerald Park (Wellard) with Easystart Homes

Building in Emerald Park (Wellard) with Easystart Homes
WA

Welcome to Homeone and the Easystart Family! We are building with easystart too in Ellenbrook. I had a look at the plan online... its a good one :) Low…

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ChantalMaree
Mar 05, 2016 3:40 pm
ChantalMaree
turumakina
turumakina
5 March 2016

Changing wardrobe doors to sliding with Plantation?

Changing wardrobe doors to sliding with Plantation?
QLD

Ours was $429 per room for mirrored sliding doors. We are building the Sahara Belle if that helps

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turumakina
Mar 05, 2016 11:18 am
kyliebsmith
kyliebsmith
5 March 2016

Does your builder offer an online portal?

Does your builder offer an online portal?
WA

Where abouts have the photos been uploaded to? I don't think our SS puts photos on (or at least I couldn't find the spot they'd be?). I loved our online thing, I was on…

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kyliebsmith
Mar 05, 2016 12:41 am
sunrays
sunrays
4 March 2016

Retaining Wall Issue

Retaining Wall Issue
WA

How close is their retaining wall compared to yours? Ask them these questions to understand if levels would have changed at all on your end as a result.

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sunrays
Mar 04, 2016 10:21 pm
sunrays
sunrays
4 March 2016

variation charges after soil and contour test

variation charges after soil and contour test
ACT

Why will you sign the build contract before your land got titled. $1k variation sounds ok as it is a structural change after signing the contract. No builder is…

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sunrays
Mar 04, 2016 10:10 pm
Tribe7
Tribe7
4 March 2016

Coral Homes slightly modified Longreach

Coral Homes slightly modified Longreach
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Sounds like your smashing out the job list coastal. Isn't it mental you have to clean a brand new house from top to toe . What happened with your window? Ohhhhh I…

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Tribe7
Mar 04, 2016 8:48 pm
Tribe7
dharmesh
dharmesh
4 March 2016

Is anyone building at Heritage Heights - St Helens Park ?

Is anyone building at Heritage Heights - St Helens Park ?
NSW

Is Anyone else building at Heritage Heights? We were initially informed about land regsiteration in March 2016, but no news so far.

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dharmesh
Mar 04, 2016 7:29 pm
DSILVAP
DSILVAP
4 March 2016

Anyone heard of turnkeyhomes?

Anyone heard of turnkeyhomes?
VIC

Hello, I signed a contract with Turnkeyhomes.biz in mid 2014 . Sadly I am still waiting for them to start the house build. I am not happy with their service. They do…

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DSILVAP
Mar 04, 2016 3:53 pm
lizbf85
lizbf85
4 March 2016

Porter Davis advantage Homes - Tender Appointment?

Porter Davis advantage Homes - Tender Appointment?
VIC

how did you go? my thought is that you would be pushing for time with a start date for May... ha! ::: well we are still waiting to hear back from our SC…

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lizbf85
Mar 04, 2016 10:02 am
braddy_
braddy_
4 March 2016

Electricity Bill While building a house???

Electricity Bill While building a house???
1, 2

erm, why not? I think it is completely fair to expect a trades person to provide 100% of the service they are selling you.

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braddy_
Mar 04, 2016 6:18 am
firsthome2
firsthome2
3 March 2016

Who is building with Wincrest Home

Who is building with Wincrest Home
NSW

I don't go with them at the end. I am still building with a small builder. It is being dragging on unfortunately, not what I had expected to be.

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firsthome2
Mar 03, 2016 8:12 pm
vikram_lodhiya
vikram_lodhiya
3 March 2016

Riva 29 from Carlisle Homes

Riva 29 from Carlisle Homes
VIC

Hi Riva 29 from Carlisle Homes is beautiful house. i will like to build same plan however Carlisle prices are too high, does anyone know similar plan with another builder??

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vikram_lodhiya
Mar 03, 2016 2:44 pm
Wilko91
Wilko91
3 March 2016

Looking for good building contractor

Looking for good building contractor
SA

Hey Jignesh, I am currently in the admin phase with Fairmont. We didn't look at statesman but did compare with a bespoke builder and Rivergum homes. Fairmont won hands…

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Wilko91
Mar 03, 2016 12:39 pm
Wilko91
zc12345
zc12345
3 March 2016

Anyone built with Wincrest Home builder in Sydney?

Anyone built with Wincrest Home builder in Sydney?
NSW

good answer. thanks morningstar. There are so many other builders out there with better reputation and excellent track record. I think i will prepare to pay a little…

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zc12345
Mar 03, 2016 12:32 pm
red15
red15
3 March 2016

General construction cost breakdown

General construction cost breakdown
NSW

Not sure how detailed our pricing was. I will try to check when I get home from work.

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red15
Mar 03, 2016 10:31 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
3 March 2016

onsite stormwater detention system

onsite stormwater detention system
NSW
1, 2

I drew some plans for a local builder a few years ago for a new house. Part of the DA was for a new swimming pool as well. Basix required a rainwater tank of 30,000L so he…

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Stewie D
Mar 03, 2016 10:24 am
red15
red15
3 March 2016

Post-handover costs

Post-handover costs
NSW

Wow, that's great, I was expecting to be way over 10K for all those things, although I think we'll have some expensive landscaping costs because we need to add a retaining…

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red15
Mar 03, 2016 9:02 am
Buildem
Buildem
3 March 2016

Anyone build with Zac homes?

Anyone build with Zac homes?
NSW

Hi guys looking to follow up some journeys building with Zac homes.

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Buildem
Mar 03, 2016 8:29 am

Single garage or double garage

Single garage or double garage
NSW

That's a question we can't really answer for you, you will have to check your contract and council regulations to see what they say. Perhaps you could get an…

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Justalittlebithippy
Mar 02, 2016 7:51 pm
Robynde
Robynde
2 March 2016

Building with Bella Queensland

Building with Bella Queensland
QLD

Hello, Bella Homes seem to be a decent company, but maybe too early to tell. Just starting to build our house with them.

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Robynde
Mar 02, 2016 6:04 pm
LednCoise
LednCoise
2 March 2016

Building with Champion Homes?

Building with Champion Homes?
NSW

Thanks for the feed back. That sounds scary, I hope the owners get their house built soon.

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LednCoise
Mar 02, 2016 3:51 pm

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MrsJM
Mar 02, 2016 3:15 pm
MrsJM
HDRider
HDRider
2 March 2016

10m wide lot in Sydney. Allworth, Elderton or other builder?

10m wide lot in Sydney. Allworth, Elderton or other builder?
NSW

Hi ejhomes, did you find any builder? I recently bought same size land and now in process of finding builder. I have similar budget as yours, and upgrade…

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HDRider
Mar 02, 2016 8:09 am
zc12345
zc12345
2 March 2016

Wincrest Homes - External Administration? Would you build?

Wincrest Homes - External Administration? Would you build?
NSW

thanks jj1 =) i love this forum . ppl like yourself do look out for other ppl. I have search the forum and over the 3 years period there still was not much discussion…

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zc12345
Mar 02, 2016 7:41 am
kyliebsmith
kyliebsmith
2 March 2016

PCI coming up - help needed for repaired roof tiles

PCI coming up - help needed for repaired roof tiles
WA

I know out ss stated that he would give a couple left over tiles as tiles are done in batches and the colour can change. However those look quite different. I wouldn't…

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kyliebsmith
Mar 02, 2016 12:54 am
pidge.72
pidge.72
1 March 2016

Allara estate Eglinton

Allara estate Eglinton
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I know its really comming along now. ... Can't wait to move in. .... dreading the sand though. ...

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pidge.72
Mar 01, 2016 4:36 pm
pidge.72
zc12345
zc12345
1 March 2016

Custom design home

Custom design home
NSW

who is integrity homes?

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zc12345
Mar 01, 2016 3:06 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
1 March 2016

Fed up already!

Fed up already!
NSW

no sure how youre going around in circles? that bit is not clear. As Stewie pointed out in the post above, there are a number of tasks you can complete to get value for…

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Ponzu
Mar 01, 2016 9:03 am
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stinkybuns
Mar 01, 2016 8:32 am


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