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Things have been moving full steam ahead for us so far. All is going well. There has been several items picked up in our independent inspectors report that Carlisle have…

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NicNak
Nov 09, 2016 10:06 am
Parabatzis
Parabatzis
8 November 2016

Building with Granvue Homes in Melbourne

Building with Granvue Homes in Melbourne
VIC

Hi we are going to build with them soon just paid our $1,000 deposit. We are going to build the emerald how about you?

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Parabatzis
Nov 08, 2016 10:28 pm
jamsidd
jamsidd
8 November 2016

Experience with Metro Builders

Experience with Metro Builders
SA

Hi there, We are planning to build a house. I would like to know reviews in regards to Metro Builders. Did anyone dealt with them earlier? How was your experience? Sidd

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jamsidd
Nov 08, 2016 8:57 pm
TomCat
TomCat
8 November 2016

Cut N Fill export of soil

Cut N Fill export of soil
NSW

Yikes. Our block had a 1 metre slope front to back. We had it built up to keep our block flat and even at the kerb. We approached builders doing cut and fills on adjacent…

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TomCat
Nov 08, 2016 8:08 pm
TomCat
Lyn11
Lyn11
8 November 2016

Mainvue Amalfi 530 - Our First build

Mainvue Amalfi 530 - Our First build
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Yes, not far now. Problem, we can't organised tradies for the wir to measure on site. So definitely will have our wir after Christmas....I…

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Lyn11
Nov 08, 2016 7:23 pm
Craigasaurus
Craigasaurus
8 November 2016

Suitable colour for eaves

Suitable colour for eaves
NSW

That's so slow. Hubby and his small crew can have a new house prepped in one day. Spray undercoat/sealer, ceiling done and first coat on walls in a day. But I will give my…

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Craigasaurus
Nov 08, 2016 5:34 pm
abby22
abby22
8 November 2016

Building with mcdonald jones in the Coffs harbour region

Building with mcdonald jones in the Coffs harbour region
NSW

14 complaints in one month (August), is hardly a small number. McDonald Jones Homes made the list again in September. Management 101 - in order to deal with a problem,…

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abby22
Nov 08, 2016 4:30 pm
lizbf85
lizbf85
8 November 2016

Whit exterior render colour - HELP PLEASE!!!

Whit exterior render colour - HELP PLEASE!!!
WA

what did you end up choosing? we went with pwdered rock

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lizbf85
Nov 08, 2016 3:56 pm
Cloverlea
Cloverlea
8 November 2016

Building experience with SBG building group

Building experience with SBG building group
VIC

We built our first home with them and i wouldn't recommend them. In fact if we could go back we wouldn't go anywhere near them.

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Cloverlea
Nov 08, 2016 12:49 pm
TomCat
TomCat
8 November 2016

Adelaide Designer Homes 2015 -Garden Pics

Adelaide Designer Homes 2015 -Garden Pics
SA
1 ... 48, 49, 50

It's very cool! You are super creative, resourceful and original blue ❤️ How are you all enjoying the new home? Is there anything you would have done…

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TomCat
Nov 08, 2016 4:26 am
TomCat
jpmontoya
jpmontoya
7 November 2016

HGWA - free standing bath

HGWA - free standing bath
WA

actually a friend built with HGWA and they have the same issue, he feels it is the lack of slope on the bath tub i am not sure though

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jpmontoya
Nov 07, 2016 9:58 pm
jpmontoya
newwyhouse22
newwyhouse22
7 November 2016

Advice for cut and filling sloping block

Advice for cut and filling sloping block
NSW

Hey thanks for your reply 2700 seems very cheap! I was thinking like an extra 20grand or something! With mojo their standard ceilings we are getting included at 2700,…

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newwyhouse22
Nov 07, 2016 8:54 pm
deejay08
deejay08
7 November 2016

Are our windows big enough?

Are our windows big enough?

Yeah and they impact on your energy ratings too! Good luck with it all...ill be following along

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deejay08
Nov 07, 2016 7:01 pm
Suzi_Q
Suzi_Q
7 November 2016

Hammond Rise (WA) - Content-Living Build

Hammond Rise (WA) - Content-Living Build
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi all how would you rate your build to date with content living ?

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Suzi_Q
Nov 07, 2016 6:05 pm
Oninon
Oninon
7 November 2016

Glendale LE V Glendale diff

Glendale LE V Glendale diff
VIC

I just found (comparing LE and Norm) there is a little difference in description for the wall between Rumpus and Family Area. The wall is 180 in Normal and written - Stud…

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Oninon
Nov 07, 2016 4:36 pm
ms_prez
ms_prez
7 November 2016

Home Group WA- The Bordeaux

Home Group WA- The Bordeaux
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Congrats xxx Stilettos & Bricks, our Building Journey blog - http://stilettosbricks.com Our Build Thread - viewtopic.php?f=31&t=85183

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ms_prez
Nov 07, 2016 12:08 pm
ms_prez
tungfai
tungfai
6 November 2016

Survey Marker or something else??

Survey Marker or something else??
SA

hey bpglendale,, we drove pass your block today..your water meter has been installed, your development approval should have been granted!! ???

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tungfai
Nov 06, 2016 7:34 pm
maddisonjean
maddisonjean
6 November 2016

About to build but neighbour wanting to take down fence. Ple

About to build but neighbour wanting to take down fence. Ple
VIC

Thanks for your reply, you have been very helpful!!! I have a wooden fence so the neighbour would have needed to cut down the fence. It wasn't for necessary works, she…

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maddisonjean
Nov 06, 2016 4:46 pm
Janjema
Janjema
6 November 2016

Builder

Builder
VIC

Has anyone on this forum built with Guymer Lynnch, would appreciate knowing of your experience and if you were happy with the end product, thanking you

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Janjema
Nov 06, 2016 1:49 pm
innerbloom
innerbloom
6 November 2016

Garage's Gradient

Garage's Gradient
NSW

your council's website states the driveway gradients: http://www.thehills.nsw.gov.au/Building ... plications the PDF titled "Standard Drawing - Footpath Crossing Grades…

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innerbloom
Nov 06, 2016 12:22 pm
RJay
RJay
6 November 2016

Anyone building/buying in Aspect Estate Greenvale?

Anyone building/buying in Aspect Estate Greenvale?
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi Liztek, just came across this forum and wondering if you have had any progress since your last post?

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RJay
Nov 06, 2016 8:09 am
ragaganesh
ragaganesh
5 November 2016

Help/Advice- Builder Seeking Time extension in the Contract

Help/Advice- Builder Seeking Time extension in the Contract
VIC

Hi, I am currently building a house with medium sized builder in Melbourne. Technically my contract end date is 2nd November and with additional variations it got…

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ragaganesh
Nov 05, 2016 8:17 pm
BuDWiZe
BuDWiZe
5 November 2016

bulldoze and build new house in brisbane

bulldoze and build new house in brisbane
QLD

I bought an old 1979 home and its just not big enough. due to renovations costs and the potential of anymore surprise asbestos findings i am thinking to get house removed…

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BuDWiZe
Nov 05, 2016 5:25 pm
NicMac03
NicMac03
5 November 2016

PLEASE HELP

PLEASE HELP
WA

What about timber look garage door with matching colour to the cladding above front door and monument colour roof. Not sure what look u are going for i think those colours…

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NicMac03
Nov 05, 2016 10:46 am
newwyhouse22
newwyhouse22
5 November 2016

Building with Coolwater constructions?

Building with Coolwater constructions?
NSW

Hey anyone on here built/building or know someone that has Built with Coolwater constructions in the newcastle area/port stephens area. I am looking for a builder…

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newwyhouse22
Nov 05, 2016 8:19 am
biancak.mua
biancak.mua
4 November 2016

App for visualising facades?

App for visualising facades?
VIC

Blueprint homes have a visualiser on their website. Also has Austral Bricks in it

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biancak.mua
Nov 04, 2016 10:31 pm
AlbertJJ
AlbertJJ
4 November 2016

HIA Housing contract and changes to building

HIA Housing contract and changes to building
NSW

Hi All, I am buying a house and land package in Willowdale I received a scanned copy of HIA Housing contract through email from my builder and I was told to come to…

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AlbertJJ
Nov 04, 2016 8:42 am
Tom2016
Tom2016
4 November 2016

Beechwood Homes-Illawarra

Beechwood Homes-Illawarra
VIC

Tom's been a fantastic help, the delays have come from coastal foreshore and council requirements. Thankfully beechwood and Tom have been on the ball otherwise a lot of…

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Tom2016
Nov 04, 2016 7:33 am
Tom2016
imrasm
imrasm
4 November 2016

Margin in HIA Contracts

Margin in HIA Contracts
VIC

As far as I know .. this margin is total profit out of your contract . If your contract is 200 k .. at 25Pc .. builder is making 50 k after deducting all of his costs .…

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imrasm
Nov 04, 2016 5:33 am
Dave_66
Dave_66
3 November 2016

Stonecutters Ridge

Stonecutters Ridge
NSW
1 ... 35, 36, 37

The interior design trends and decoration ideas in 2016/2017 is different than almost all of this ideas you provided, I think you should find new design trends so you can…

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Dave_66
Nov 03, 2016 10:52 pm
innerbloom
innerbloom
3 November 2016

Sewer Cover - in Drive Way Path to Garage

Sewer Cover - in Drive Way Path to Garage
NSW

i'm assuming this is your house, i believe you should have some say in how the driveway is designed to avoid the sewer. most councils have regulations and constraints for…

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innerbloom
Nov 03, 2016 10:23 pm
inexp_user
inexp_user
3 November 2016

Romsey Display Centre Opening

Romsey Display Centre Opening
VIC

They have a World of Style Facebook page. You could ask on there also.

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inexp_user
Nov 03, 2016 12:44 pm
inexp_user
bredani
bredani
3 November 2016

Brushwood Estate Wadabla

Brushwood Estate Wadabla
NSW

Hi all Just curious to know if anyone else has purchased land in Brushwood Estate at Wadalba on the Central Coast?

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bredani
Nov 03, 2016 10:35 am
bredani
SydSR
SydSR
3 November 2016

3 Bed vs 4 Bed

3 Bed vs 4 Bed
NSW

Hi All , Thanks for your responses . I am also preferring for 4 bed , Alresco and additional Living . Even though it is more space for family now , I am preferring…

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SydSR
Nov 03, 2016 5:13 am
zowiec
zowiec
2 November 2016

Building with Allworth Homes in NSW

Building with Allworth Homes in NSW
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Portaloo and fence today, piers tomorrow!

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zowiec
Nov 02, 2016 8:50 pm
Flowersinthegarden
Flowersinthegarden
2 November 2016

Using second hand kitchen frame cabinets ?????

Using second hand kitchen frame cabinets ?????
WA

Hi people's Just wondering, has anyone ever used second hand kitchen cabinet frames? And then got the doors new ??? And a new benchtop ? When paying for new kitchens is…

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Flowersinthegarden
Nov 02, 2016 8:34 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Waldorf_Grange_Build
2 November 2016

Grandvue Estate,Officer,SE Melbourne

Grandvue Estate,Officer,SE Melbourne
VIC

For those that have built in Grandvue how long did developer approval take to come back approved from when you submitted it?

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Nov 02, 2016 6:06 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Murray Douch
Murray Douch
2 November 2016

Masterton - Occupation Certificate

Masterton - Occupation Certificate
NSW

I finally finished my landscaping, but it took me 6 years. Do I not need an occupational certificate in order to sell the house? Can anyone recommend a 3rd party company,…

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Murray Douch
Nov 02, 2016 3:26 pm
Murray Douch
spice girl
spice girl
2 November 2016

Henley Monaco Nouveau Q1 - The Eyrie Laurimar

Henley Monaco Nouveau Q1 - The Eyrie Laurimar
VIC
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Thanks hitman, good to know. Hope rest of the build goes well for you.

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spice girl
Nov 02, 2016 11:27 am
gyoung88
gyoung88
2 November 2016

Pole to pit electricity ; who does what?

Pole to pit electricity ; who does what?
VIC

Hi, I hope you are done with the Pole to Pit conversion and it was painless. I am just starting and already been frustrating just to get a quote from United Energy. …

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gyoung88
Nov 02, 2016 10:41 am
shellby
shellby
2 November 2016

watertank near main bedroom

watertank near main bedroom

My pump is next to my bedroom and I rarely even notice it. From what I found was different pumps, different amount of noise.

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shellby
Nov 02, 2016 9:41 am
shellby
hazza80
hazza80
2 November 2016

Sunandstars Build - GJ Gardner Hervey Bay - Beachlands 206

Sunandstars Build - GJ Gardner Hervey Bay - Beachlands 206
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Great news.... wish you all ťhe best for hand over this morning and the move. Must be a great feeling.

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hazza80
Nov 02, 2016 7:13 am
hazza80
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spuddles76
Nov 01, 2016 10:58 pm
spuddles76
shanil86
shanil86
1 November 2016

Pre handover inspection

Pre handover inspection

Thanks mate!! Found it in the contract

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shanil86
Nov 01, 2016 8:47 pm
alisaha123
alisaha123
1 November 2016

Gilcon Building

Gilcon Building

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has heard of a Sydney building company called Gilcon Building? My husband and I are doing a knock-down rebuild and have heard some good…

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alisaha123
Nov 01, 2016 8:29 pm
meshelf
meshelf
1 November 2016

Metricon Pricing Question

Metricon Pricing Question
SA

Do you know what slope of your block is? That can add large costs with footing and retaining, I can only assume at that price that its a standard footing. Have you seen…

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meshelf
Nov 01, 2016 3:32 pm
jsmi
jsmi
1 November 2016

Custom Home Builders in Sydney – Has anyone used one?

Custom Home Builders in Sydney – Has anyone used one?
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Buildcraft are nearing completion on a house in Strathfield, Ada avenue. Apart from it looking quite nice, I can't help with any more than that sorry.

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jsmi
Nov 01, 2016 9:36 am
jsmi
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
1 November 2016

Stormwater drainage issue due to fall of land

Stormwater drainage issue due to fall of land
VIC

Hi @Bazman, Would you be ok to share what you ended up doing ? Thanks!

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gaweleczek
Nov 01, 2016 12:33 am


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