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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 8:29 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 4:53 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 11:02 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 7:18 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 9:12 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 3:44 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 1:39 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 1:32 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 11:31 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 11:24 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 10:02 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 9:29 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 8:51 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 7:04 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 4:51 pm

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MrsJM
Mar 02, 2016 4:15 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 9:09 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 8:41 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 1:54 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 5:36 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 4:06 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 10:03 am
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stinkybuns
Mar 01, 2016 9:32 am
Emmz70
Emmz70
29 February 2016

Metricon Glendale 39 questions

Metricon Glendale 39 questions
SA

Hi and welcome nice too see yet another Glendale outdoors and portico are definitely concrete. A/c they don't allow own suppliers in until handover. Depending on…

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Emmz70
Feb 29, 2016 9:41 pm
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Zebrah
Feb 29, 2016 7:28 pm
Zebrah
Steph23
Steph23
29 February 2016

Sharon's Build HGWA countdown to splashback

Sharon's Build HGWA countdown to splashback
WA
1 ... 92, 93, 94

Hey cupcakes! Just wondering if your having any troubles with your black tiles? I've got the same and find them so hard to keep clean, seems like every mark shows up…

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Steph23
Feb 29, 2016 6:42 pm
jasminelee_86
jasminelee_86
29 February 2016

Prestart 05/02/15

Prestart 05/02/15
WA

We are building with home group wa and pre start is on wednesday

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jasminelee_86
Feb 29, 2016 6:28 pm
jasminelee_86
Neth04
Neth04
28 February 2016

Boral Oak Velour bricks

Boral Oak Velour bricks
VIC

We have selected Oak velour but haven't started our build yet. We have got a list of addresses of the houses where Oak Velour bricks have been used, though. You can get…

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Neth04
Feb 28, 2016 11:21 pm
blue_destiny
blue_destiny
28 February 2016

What costs did you get back from your builder at the end of

What costs did you get back from your builder at the end of
VIC

Hi PolkaDots, $300 is a lot of money. If your land just recently settled, there shouldn't be any rubbish or vegetation. Take a photo of the site before site scrap and…

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blue_destiny
Feb 28, 2016 9:54 pm
Modernist71
Modernist71
28 February 2016

Modernist Inspired House Build

Modernist Inspired House Build
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Thankyou PVBuild.....we have river views which i love in the morning while having a coffee...

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Modernist71
Feb 28, 2016 7:40 pm
TomCat
TomCat
28 February 2016

Building Simonds -Como (Vanstone Way Redland Bay)

Building Simonds -Como (Vanstone Way Redland Bay)
QLD

Yes get your site level first. Hire your own earth moving contractor if you like. We had a slope of 1 metre from front down to back. We couldn't find a builder that would…

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TomCat
Feb 28, 2016 2:02 am
TomCat
MJT
MJT
28 February 2016

South @ Seaford Meadows

South @ Seaford Meadows
SA
1 ... 36, 37, 38

Yeah seems like the requirements say all new homes must have a rainwater provision, and a rainwater tank fitted prior to occupation, except for estates or councils where…

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MJT
Feb 28, 2016 1:45 am
kramotax
kramotax
27 February 2016

Anyone building at George's Fair, Moorebank?

Anyone building at George's Fair, Moorebank?
NSW
1 ... 304, 305, 306

Hi, Anyone can recommend landscaper who can excavate to flatten our backyard and build some retaining walls? thanks

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kramotax
Feb 27, 2016 11:41 pm
Gary57
Gary57
27 February 2016

Who has built on a sloping block? Unknown costs?

Who has built on a sloping block? Unknown costs?
VIC

Depending on the slope , you can take advantages on the fall . Retaining walls can be incorporated as part of the building, increasing the size of the building even to the…

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Gary57
Feb 27, 2016 12:51 pm
kh2016
kh2016
26 February 2016

Who's built a new home with ICF in Sydney?

Who's built a new home with ICF in Sydney?

Hi, We are looking at building a home in Hornsby with ICF. Does anyone have any experience with this product and could provide me with advice? It would be great to…

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kh2016
Feb 26, 2016 10:41 am
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Perth_Euro
Feb 26, 2016 1:20 am
Dan122
Dan122
25 February 2016

Land contour n geotechnical survey report

Land contour n geotechnical survey report
NSW

Always beeter to over engineer then under engineer. The slab is more important then any of the pretty add ons.

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Dan122
Feb 25, 2016 10:40 pm
brett-85
brett-85
25 February 2016

masterton symphony aquilo bonnells bay

masterton symphony aquilo bonnells bay
NSW

Im building with masterton at bonnells bay im wondering what peoples opinions are on the temperzone ac or am i better off upgrading?

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brett-85
Feb 25, 2016 8:43 pm
Charley
Charley
25 February 2016

Corner block advice please

Corner block advice please
NSW
1, 2

Premier homes also do them I think viewtopic.php?t=81011

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Charley
Feb 25, 2016 4:51 pm
bashworth
bashworth
25 February 2016

Provisional Sum Allowances on HC-6 Contract

Provisional Sum Allowances on HC-6 Contract
VIC

The amount of the provisional sum should be included in the contract price. . . . but you should pay the actual cost which might be more or less. See:

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bashworth
Feb 25, 2016 1:13 pm
bashworth
jaylog
jaylog
25 February 2016

Looking for builder to build at North Kellyville

Looking for builder to build at North Kellyville
NSW

Hi Jsingh, I got your email, sent you my contact details not sure if you received it

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jaylog
Feb 25, 2016 11:47 am
way2funky
way2funky
25 February 2016

New to H/L Package. Help, Tips and advises = Appreciated

New to H/L Package. Help, Tips and advises = Appreciated
VIC

I am adding a grand alfresco to the plan, the price they giving me it's worth it.

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way2funky
Feb 25, 2016 4:12 am
tezzab
tezzab
24 February 2016

Sound Proofing

Sound Proofing
VIC

First option in isolating noise is to change the plasterboard, as mass is the easiest way to reduce noises. Various levels, cheapest would be to put 16mm Fire Rated…

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tezzab
Feb 24, 2016 11:14 pm
tezzab
HatlessChimp
HatlessChimp
24 February 2016

Building My First Home in Brisbane with Hotondo Homes

Building My First Home in Brisbane with Hotondo Homes
QLD
1, 2

We love the Erskine 240 with some mods. Would love to see the finished house. Looks great

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HatlessChimp
Feb 24, 2016 10:19 pm
TashPaul
TashPaul
24 February 2016

Hinged door to sliding door after build has started?

Hinged door to sliding door after build has started?
VIC

Thanks everyone - I still can't believe that I didn't think of it and change it when I could.

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TashPaul
Feb 24, 2016 11:08 am
TashPaul
adamsmithers55
adamsmithers55
24 February 2016

Hotondo South Sydney

Hotondo South Sydney
NSW

Hi guys First post so be kind:). We're doing a KDR in Beverly Hills in South Sydney and thinking of going with Hotondo. Has anyone built with the Hotondo South Sydney…

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adamsmithers55
Feb 24, 2016 8:18 am
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
24 February 2016

Building in Baldivis on an A class block

Building in Baldivis on an A class block
WA

Depends where in Baldivis, the closer you get to the freeway the worse the soil conditions are, earth and site works should be around the $15,000 Mark including concrete…

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Doozer1905
Feb 24, 2016 12:54 am
Insane
Insane
23 February 2016

Custom House - Bendella - Darwin

Custom House - Bendella - Darwin
NT
1, 2, 3

Hi mate, yes I would recommend them. There are issues with every build, ours were minor and they brought innovation and a willingness to help us understand what was…

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Insane
Feb 23, 2016 10:35 pm
am99
am99
23 February 2016

Building a granny flat in Blacktown - Parklea Release

Building a granny flat in Blacktown - Parklea Release
NSW

Hi there Has anyone recently built or is in the process of building a granny flat in the Parklea release area of Blacktown? (ie. Acacia gardens, Stanhope, Parklea,…

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am99
Feb 23, 2016 9:48 pm
deejay08
deejay08
23 February 2016

Casaview vs Eden Brae

Casaview vs Eden Brae
NSW

West facing bedrooms are horrible in summer though unless you apply some form of shading. We have one too but we are a tad lower than our new neighbour and added a patio,…

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deejay08
Feb 23, 2016 8:15 pm

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