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aloenyx
aloenyx
30 January 2016

Budget allowances - Land vs House

Budget allowances - Land vs House
NSW

I'm near 50%, about 152k for land and 170k for construction. I think land tends to be more expensive generally, and you have less control over it. I can change builders,…

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aloenyx
Jan 30, 2016 8:28 pm
aloenyx
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
30 January 2016

Building in Northern Tas

Building in Northern Tas
TAS
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Its good taking a bit of getting used to and still have so much unpacking to do !Have moved from a huge two storey house to a smaller one storey and man we have some…

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nat_luke1
Jan 30, 2016 11:14 am
AJW
AJW
30 January 2016

Caesarstone benchtop thickness

Caesarstone benchtop thickness
VIC

They don't normally mitre to get a 40mm look. For 40mm they will generally sandwich two bits together, they way they do it you would struggle to see the join line (does…

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AJW
Jan 30, 2016 11:00 am
perthgirl16
perthgirl16
30 January 2016

Smart Homes Build - Tuart Ridge Baldivis

Smart Homes Build - Tuart Ridge Baldivis
WA
1, 2

Yay for bricks --- how are things going this year???

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perthgirl16
Jan 30, 2016 12:38 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
29 January 2016

HIA contract expectations

HIA contract expectations
VIC

My advice doesn't matter who you build with is to pay $500 and have the contract and specifications reviewed by a professional. There are many pitfalls for consumers in…

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Crazyk
Jan 29, 2016 4:23 pm
Crazyk
rose gold
rose gold
29 January 2016

Anyone building a Garth Chapman Traditional Queenslander?

Anyone building a Garth Chapman Traditional Queenslander?
QLD

If anybody has any experience with this builder I would be interested to hear....thanks in advance :-)

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rose gold
Jan 29, 2016 11:20 am
Stayathome
Stayathome
29 January 2016

iDH home builders Brisbane

iDH home builders Brisbane
QLD

Has any one built with iDH homes Individually Designed Homes company. They have a display at Rochedale ?

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Stayathome
Jan 29, 2016 7:17 am
Orpheus
Orpheus
28 January 2016

Demolition of Old House Site Help Please

Demolition of Old House Site Help Please
NSW

KKPP, any resolution on this issue? We are going through demo now and need some tips on what to look out for before we hand over the money to the demo company. @…

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Orpheus
Jan 28, 2016 10:51 pm
Orpheus
Megera
Megera
28 January 2016

Cert of occupancy versus Cert of completion.

Cert of occupancy versus Cert of completion.
VIC

Maybe the bank calls it something different for some reason? Send them the OP when you get it and it should be fine. Maybe certificate of completion is for when you…

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Megera
Jan 28, 2016 10:01 pm
Megera
onetonnesam
onetonnesam
28 January 2016

Negotiating Price on Tendered Quotation

Negotiating Price on Tendered Quotation
NSW

Thanks for the advice, much appreciated. I am engaging with a project builder for a specific house, so not in a competitive tender situation, am interested in anyone…

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onetonnesam
Jan 28, 2016 9:20 pm
Petad
Petad
28 January 2016

APG 2 storey

APG 2 storey
WA
1, 2, 3

That looks really really nice ::smile::

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Petad
Jan 28, 2016 8:56 pm
Petad
loulou1411
loulou1411
28 January 2016

Anyone have a light roof with a light brick?!

Anyone have a light roof with a light brick?!
VIC
1, 2

Hi tsmith Are you able to tell me what your render colours, roof etc are - they are exactly what I am looking for. I was thinking a surfmist roof and surfmist garage door,…

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loulou1411
Jan 28, 2016 6:39 pm
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 2:48 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 8:15 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 11:29 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 11:11 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 10:43 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 9:43 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 3:01 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 2:44 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 11:30 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 9:58 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 9:41 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 9:08 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 8:58 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 8:16 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 3:22 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 12:04 pm
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 26, 2016 12:33 am
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 26, 2016 12:29 am
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 9:11 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 6:20 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 10:58 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 10:18 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 7:33 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 8:46 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 9:47 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 8:34 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 8:20 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 4:57 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 1:22 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 9:45 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 10:19 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 4:47 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 3:58 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 3:53 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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raina
Jan 22, 2016 1:22 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 4:37 am


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