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d@n
d@n
28 January 2016

Assistance with External Colour Selection

Assistance with External Colour Selection
ACT

http://www.homeone.com.au/member/michelle

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d@n
Jan 28, 2016 1:48 pm
Vandkamal
Vandkamal
27 January 2016

harpley estate

harpley estate
VIC

hi guys anyone started building in stage 7?

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Vandkamal
Jan 27, 2016 7:15 pm
Vandkamal
Wellard2ndTimers
Wellard2ndTimers
27 January 2016

Guest Suite House Plans

Guest Suite House Plans
SA

I know you aren't in WA - but the builder Gemmill Homes over here does some good designs with a guest suite. From memory the Wornum and Galliano. Might give you some…

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Wellard2ndTimers
Jan 27, 2016 10:29 am
PEARZ
PEARZ
27 January 2016

Canterburry 44

Canterburry 44
VIC

Hi, did u continue with this floorplan? How did u go at Spectra?

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PEARZ
Jan 27, 2016 10:11 am
PEARZ
my_home_reno
my_home_reno
27 January 2016

Pest control and assorted info in hunter valley NSW area

Pest control and assorted info in hunter valley NSW area
NSW

Hello everyone, I've been lurking the forums for a long time and am really greatful for all the tips I've received. I'm currently building a holiday house in the hunter…

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my_home_reno
Jan 27, 2016 9:43 am
livpal5
livpal5
27 January 2016

PCI tomorrow - will I get keys within 7 days?

PCI tomorrow - will I get keys within 7 days?
QLD

Its very dependent on the defects list. We got our handover approx a week after pci but we had very minimal defects. Mainly just painting.

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livpal5
Jan 27, 2016 8:43 am
perthgirl16
perthgirl16
27 January 2016

How long after PCI did you receive keys?

How long after PCI did you receive keys?
WA

It is 8 weeks since we did PCI and we still have not had handover - they haven't even finished fixing up all the things that were wrong from the PCI list. Keys??? what…

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perthgirl16
Jan 27, 2016 2:01 am
perthgirl16
perthgirl16
27 January 2016

Advice Needed - Slow Builder Who Won't Communicate or Work!

Advice Needed - Slow Builder Who Won't Communicate or Work!
VIC

I have the same problem - as you can see from our timeline - It's been almost 3 years and we are still not in our home. It' took about 8 months to get to council 13…

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perthgirl16
Jan 27, 2016 1:44 am
thewoodies
thewoodies
26 January 2016

Average site costs for Clyde, Cranbourne, Officer areas

Average site costs for Clyde, Cranbourne, Officer areas
VIC

Oh and I was going through our engineer's report, ours is H1.

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thewoodies
Jan 26, 2016 10:30 pm
thewoodies
jessicamete
jessicamete
26 January 2016

Monaco lux q3

Monaco lux q3
VIC

So we are building soon and i was just wondering if anyone is or has built this?

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jessicamete
Jan 26, 2016 8:58 pm
sangan1161
sangan1161
26 January 2016

Cheese cake block

Cheese cake block
NT

Hi all, First time user, I have a block of land frontage 12 meters rear boundary 26 meters, the 2 project home company's that I am deciding upon only have designs that use…

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sangan1161
Jan 26, 2016 8:41 pm
Erin_
Erin_
26 January 2016

Plantation & Metricon - what's the deal?

Plantation & Metricon - what's the deal?
QLD

Hey all.. my head is spinning having looked at every plan under the sun, gone to the displays and read reviews. I'm building in Heathwood, QLD and keen on the Glendale 38…

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Erin_
Jan 26, 2016 8:08 pm
crh66
crh66
26 January 2016

Katandra Rise Home

Katandra Rise Home
VIC

Doesn't seem to be many building with Bentley on the forum at present. We're hoping to go with Bentley and have a colour appointment next month. Did you get your quote?

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crh66
Jan 26, 2016 7:58 pm
oduen
oduen
26 January 2016

Extra costs in building from a display type home.

Extra costs in building from a display type home.
VIC
1, 2, 3

I am building with Celebration Homes. Not a lot needed to be upgraded as they have pretty good standard inclusions. The fixed site costs help too.

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oduen
Jan 26, 2016 7:16 pm
MJEK-UK
MJEK-UK
26 January 2016

Our builder just went into liquidation - advice required

Our builder just went into liquidation - advice required
NSW

Sorry to hear that Rondy, it's really upsetting, however as you said at least you hadn't started, it could have been worse. Fingers crossed your insurance covers your…

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MJEK-UK
Jan 26, 2016 2:22 pm
bashworth
bashworth
26 January 2016

First Home Owner (Home and Land Package)

First Home Owner (Home and Land Package)
WA

Looking at the plan there doesn't seem to me much consideration of orientation. The family/meals room is probably going to heat up fast in the mornings October through to…

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bashworth
Jan 26, 2016 11:04 am
bashworth
Orpheus
Orpheus
26 January 2016

Private Building Inspector in Sydney

Private Building Inspector in Sydney
NSW

We are engaging Houspect for our 4 stage inspections. Coat is $1800 in total. We got recommendations from others. @ Orph build thread: viewtopic.php?t=78328 Dream…

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Orpheus
Jan 25, 2016 11:33 pm
Orpheus
hashem2k3
hashem2k3
26 January 2016

Building our first home

Building our first home
NSW

Hi NavyLion We have just had our first set of appointment last week. My initial tender came up to $419k (this included some estimated allowances). After our tiling, A/C…

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hashem2k3
Jan 25, 2016 11:29 pm
hashem2k3
Erin_
Erin_
25 January 2016

Mother of all new build threads!

Mother of all new build threads!
QLD

Ok awesome thanks everyone! Touching on land - found a big block that's a good price however has a covenant mark on it. I've asked the sales manager what the condition is…

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Erin_
Jan 25, 2016 8:11 pm
Orpheus
Orpheus
25 January 2016

majestic limestone 600X600 Tiles - PD Chadwick 41

majestic limestone 600X600 Tiles - PD Chadwick 41
VIC

Hi, any photos of the tiles would be great pls! @ Orph build thread: viewtopic.php?t=78328 Dream Metricon Glendale 38 (Sydney)!

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Orpheus
Jan 25, 2016 5:20 pm
Orpheus
joshd
joshd
25 January 2016

Building the Bellevue Q1 with Henley

Building the Bellevue Q1 with Henley
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Yep weve got some random things weve noticed too. One toilet isnt set properly so it rocks a little bit.. one of the sliding doors to the theater is off its track so cant…

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joshd
Jan 25, 2016 9:58 am
Emmz70
Emmz70
25 January 2016

Metricon - Boral / Selkirk Bricks ?

Metricon - Boral / Selkirk Bricks ?
VIC

Hi if you go to local brick places they usually have addresses of homes you can take a look at if they are in the brick colours you like. Have you already been to Studio…

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Emmz70
Jan 25, 2016 9:18 am
onetonnesam
onetonnesam
25 January 2016

Building our Allcastle home

Building our Allcastle home
NSW

Hi there, interested in hearing how you went, are you still on here?

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onetonnesam
Jan 25, 2016 6:33 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 January 2016

8 years later - about to start the journey again

8 years later - about to start the journey again
VIC

After our last build I promised myself I'd never build a house again ... :) Well - we did. Its been an interesting time and in the main - good. We could not find the…

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Saint Mike
Jan 24, 2016 7:46 am
Saint Mike
ak11
ak11
23 January 2016

Double story cost

Double story cost
VIC

We're building a 4x2 two-storey (300sqm) and spent about 40k over the "sticker price" but we will still need to spend another 20k finishing it off.

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ak11
Jan 23, 2016 8:47 pm
ak11

We thought this forum was a bit bare of Hotondo threads so we thought we'd share our experience to date. Hotondo Shoalhaven / South Coast have been brilliant so far,…

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moose04
Jan 23, 2016 7:34 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
23 January 2016

Tractile architectural integrated solar roofing system

Tractile architectural integrated solar roofing system
QLD

If you are looking for the best service for your roof, our New roofs in Dundee will ensure they repair or replace your roof to the very highest standard. For More details…

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1960sModernistHome
Jan 23, 2016 7:20 pm
1960sModernistHome
SMIT
SMIT
23 January 2016

McDonald Jones Home - Miami 15, Miami 16, Miami Excutive

McDonald Jones Home - Miami 15, Miami 16, Miami Excutive
NSW

Hi Everyone, Just thought Id post a quick note here and add further details later. Ive appreciated reading about others experiences with the plans. We are building a…

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SMIT
Jan 23, 2016 3:57 pm
rondy
rondy
23 January 2016

Custom builder - any tips when choosing?

Custom builder - any tips when choosing?
VIC

Thanks guys for your valuable input. We've now decided against a custom builder. We're a bit scared in case we ended up losing out again, we've wasted over 6 months…

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rondy
Jan 23, 2016 12:22 pm
VerticalGardener
VerticalGardener
23 January 2016

Redink Battleaxe - MOVED IN & flooring - pics!

Redink Battleaxe - MOVED IN & flooring - pics!
WA
1 ... 24, 25, 26

OMG 25! You are still a young thing! I still get a bit excited about bubbles and cute boys (men) And I'm 48! I have tshirts older than you, hahaha. It is amazing how…

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VerticalGardener
Jan 23, 2016 8:45 am
hay_renay
hay_renay
22 January 2016

Anyone building at Mt.Aitken, Craigieburn?

Anyone building at Mt.Aitken, Craigieburn?
VIC

Congrats on taking the next step! We are going to build in Malcom Creek in Highlands. I believe our land titles in October :)

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hay_renay
Jan 22, 2016 9:19 pm
jeeman
jeeman
22 January 2016

'Retreat'-ing to our Pl@ntation-A fence and a deck. pics 7/8

'Retreat'-ing to our Pl@ntation-A fence and a deck. pics 7/8
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Awesome floors seast.. we might go for the spotted gum as well..

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jeeman
Jan 22, 2016 3:47 pm
mansawant
mansawant
22 January 2016

Home network set up in double story house

Home network set up in double story house
NSW

Thanks kereninotech and Ponzu... I found some info on whirlpool forum and most of them have mentioned that wired network is always better than wifi. So I am thinking to…

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mansawant
Jan 22, 2016 2:58 pm
Rodfish
Rodfish
22 January 2016

Hotondo Jamieson - Handover 20 Nov

Hotondo Jamieson - Handover 20 Nov
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hi ShannaLK, How did your hand over go? Have you found many issues and what has the repair service been like? Our builder was trying for a pre Christmas handover for us…

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Rodfish
Jan 22, 2016 2:53 pm
raina
raina
22 January 2016

Austral - Metallix platinum bricks

Austral - Metallix platinum bricks
NSW

Platinum is more brownish-silver and light coloured bricks. We couldn't decide and moved over from brick to hebel walls since then.

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556
raina
Jan 22, 2016 12:22 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
22 January 2016

Any ideas on house plan?

Any ideas on house plan?
TAS

How big is that gap in the hall? Could you extend the linen a bit more so it was in the same spot but not line of sight or would the gap be too small then? Custom…

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Leksie5000
Jan 22, 2016 3:37 am
Nyssa+Lachlan
Nyssa+Lachlan
21 January 2016

Simonds Homes

Simonds Homes
QLD

Almost finished. 2nd PCI on Monday.

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Nyssa+Lachlan
Jan 21, 2016 9:59 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan
malayaco
malayaco
21 January 2016

Kitchen Cupboard doors and drawer profile

Kitchen Cupboard doors and drawer profile
WA

Hi! I need an advise, We are thinking of upgrading our kitchen cupboard doors and drawers to a nice profile from Formica velour vinyl in heritage profile. We were just…

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malayaco
Jan 21, 2016 8:40 pm
wrexter
wrexter
21 January 2016

Opting out of Preliminary Plans Agreement

Opting out of Preliminary Plans Agreement
WA

Hi All Sorry to bring up an old thread but i am having a similar issue. 1. signed preparation of contract and paid $2000 deposit. 2. do not want to go ahead with…

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wrexter
Jan 21, 2016 3:45 pm
wrexter
Jaffa123
Jaffa123
21 January 2016

Henley Geneva Q1

Henley Geneva Q1
VIC

Hi all Did any of you go ahead and build the Geneva? Can I ask if any of you changed the standard kitchen layout? Also, any tips or recommendations? Many thanks

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Jaffa123
Jan 21, 2016 2:43 pm
Gilbert106
Gilbert106
21 January 2016

WIR Fitouts

WIR Fitouts
WA

No problem. Our first quote they were only 400mm deep. I'm just pleased my cabinet maker told me or ours would not of been deep enough. I would of been gutted! :)

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Gilbert106
Jan 21, 2016 1:47 pm
Gilbert106
Sara_jj
Sara_jj
21 January 2016

Building Inspector recommendations Perth

Building Inspector recommendations Perth
WA

Hi. Looking for a good building inspector in Perth for a 2 storey house. Please PM me with recommendations.

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Sara_jj
Jan 21, 2016 11:03 am
Jaffa123
Jaffa123
21 January 2016

Building Monaco Q2 with Henley in Wollert

Building Monaco Q2 with Henley in Wollert
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hi LG123 Did you end up going with the Henley Vienna Q2? We are thinking about building the same. Did you get anything changed? Would be interested to know how you got…

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Jaffa123
Jan 21, 2016 6:09 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 January 2016

What is this tube looking item on my vacant land?

What is this tube looking item on my vacant land?
VIC

The riser you have is not for ventilation otherwise it would be much higher and have a grate on it to facilitate the escaping of a build up of gas. Yours is there simply…

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Stewie D
Jan 20, 2016 10:13 pm
Pink86
Pink86
20 January 2016

Start date

Start date
NSW

Thankyou for your feedback clintdb. So I have come to the conclusion that the standard HIA contract sucks! How can a builder take as long as they please to obtain required…

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Pink86
Jan 20, 2016 8:19 pm
rondy
rondy
20 January 2016

Silkwood Dream Homes or Zuccala

Silkwood Dream Homes or Zuccala
VIC

I'd say they've either got the phones of the hook or they've been disconnected. It will be interesting to see if the offices are open. Hopefully your maintenance issues…

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rondy
Jan 20, 2016 4:41 pm
BS12
BS12
20 January 2016

HAND OVER COMPLETED 24/11/2015 Alkimos WA, Trinity(atelier v

HAND OVER COMPLETED 24/11/2015 Alkimos WA, Trinity(atelier v
WA
1 ... 28, 29, 30

LD Total for the landscape package? Your time at Alkimos Beach should have given you an idea of what to expect... and yep as Huggy_B said its not great :( I was going to…

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29486
BS12
Jan 20, 2016 3:34 pm
building-expert
building-expert
20 January 2016

Mistreated by builder

Mistreated by builder
NSW

The problem is serious (and not uncommon) because building agreement(drawings)n should accurately reflect what was agreed. If builder then presented different set for…

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building-expert
Jan 20, 2016 12:50 pm
building-expert
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gandn
Jan 20, 2016 10:01 am


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