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elleimac
elleimac
31 July

building timeline and tips for those starting out

building timeline and tips for those starting out

Thanks for sharing. Yesterday we went through our contract with our builder and we came out of the meeting with items we want them to update and align with what's in the…

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elleimac
Jul 31, 2017 10:40 pm
elleimac

SE Melbourne hopeful first time builders (house and land pac

SE Melbourne hopeful first time builders (house and land pac
VIC

Hey guys, We desperately want to build a home! But needing all the advice we can get from people actually doing it! information on low deposit/ no deposit would schemes…

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Rebeccabicknell
Jul 31, 2017 9:43 pm

Frames completed and brickies started today. Brickies will do a few rows then leave to another site. Termite protection people will then come and install the granite…

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Jordann
Jul 31, 2017 9:04 pm
Jordann
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Jessiej
Jul 31, 2017 1:59 pm
Puddlette
Puddlette
31 July

We are building Manhattan by Simonds Homes

We are building Manhattan by Simonds Homes
VIC

Do you have photos of your gallery selections? Did you make any changes to your floor plan at all? :)

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Puddlette
Jul 31, 2017 12:55 pm
Puddlette
Puddlette
Puddlette
31 July

Simonds Homes - Manhattan Build

Simonds Homes - Manhattan Build
VIC

Oh wow, such a long time to wait when you're excited. I hope it all goes smoothly and you get to start building soon. It'll be great to see your progress once it all starts.

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Puddlette
Jul 31, 2017 12:54 pm
Puddlette
Tishagg
Tishagg
31 July

Has anyone built with Plan Build Homes?

Has anyone built with Plan Build Homes?
QLD

Hi Savish... how's your experience with Plant build?

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Tishagg
Jul 31, 2017 11:08 am
Tishagg
Tishagg
31 July

Is anyone build the house from planbuild?

Is anyone build the house from planbuild?
QLD

Hi guys this is my first post in this forum. Looking for a right builder in the Brisbane, we already dealt with Metricon and plantation, not satisfied the way they quote…

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Tishagg
Jul 31, 2017 10:58 am
bpratt
bpratt
31 July

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 49, 50, 51

Yes, get the hot water system installed in a equidistant location. Our plan had it located near the master ensuite, which was an awful long way away from the laundry…

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bpratt
Jul 31, 2017 10:32 am
fhome
fhome
31 July

Snowdon Review

Snowdon Review
VIC

Titles are a problem but that's on the developer side of things. Building in…

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fhome
Jul 31, 2017 10:14 am

Rooms 20mm smaller than they should be?

Rooms 20mm smaller than they should be?

I'd be very careful about approaching them with your 20mm concern, as you'll probably be laughed at as this is normal - you'll come across uneducated and they'll undermine…

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t.h.e.Designer
Jul 31, 2017 7:36 am
t.h.e.Designer
Peter112
Peter112
30 July

Custom design with Fresh homes

Custom design with Fresh homes
QLD

Hi Buildingnanna, Thanks for sharing your photo. Your facade is really nice, it's very similar to us 😀 we also would like to deck for our porch and alfresco.

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Peter112
Jul 30, 2017 11:52 pm
Peter112

Our second storey slab went down earlier this week. Exciting times! Now the long wait while we wait for the concrete to cure. Good news that the forecast is rain, rain and…

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danbiscuit
Jul 30, 2017 10:01 pm
danbiscuit
fhome
fhome
30 July

Snowdon Homes Review- Melbourne

Snowdon Homes Review- Melbourne
VIC

Copying my review here so maybe I can save some people their money - Everyone's a smooth talker and…

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fhome
Jul 30, 2017 7:36 pm
fhome
fhome
30 July

Snowdon Homes

Snowdon Homes
VIC

Copying my review here so maybe I can save some people their money - Everyone's a…

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fhome
Jul 30, 2017 7:35 pm
fhome
fhome
30 July

Comments on Zucalla or Snowdon home builders

Comments on Zucalla or Snowdon home builders
VIC

Copying my review here so maybe I can save some people their money - Everyone's a…

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fhome
Jul 30, 2017 7:35 pm
Koda
Koda
30 July

Smaller builder vs Bigger Builder?

Smaller builder vs Bigger Builder?
NSW

Bigger builders can easily go out of business too. The Home Owners Warranty insurance should kick in if the builder goes broke or dies.

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Koda
Jul 30, 2017 3:15 pm
Koda
HFBMPC
HFBMPC
30 July

Metro - Minters Fields, Mount Barker SA

Metro - Minters Fields, Mount Barker SA
SA

Congrats on the slab! What were your selections like?

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HFBMPC
Jul 30, 2017 12:40 pm
HFBMPC
msalmank
msalmank
30 July

Selecting a House & Land Package - Selecting separately?

Selecting a House & Land Package - Selecting separately?
VIC

Thanks for that advice. We secured a piece of land this weekend with an appropriate lot size that most house designs would fit onto. Given your comment, I was a bit…

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msalmank
Jul 30, 2017 7:57 am
Jayney
Jayney
30 July

Anyone built with Adenbrook Homes in Sydney?

Anyone built with Adenbrook Homes in Sydney?
NSW

I would not build with them contact me and I will show you our house appalling workmanship

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Jayney
Jul 30, 2017 12:43 am
tdk14
tdk14
29 July

Preliminary Agreement help, new to building.

Preliminary Agreement help, new to building.
WA

Go ahead with it, if you are serious about them - and be sure to add ALL the inclusions you'd like, that you can think of. The PA doesn't lock you into a build (double…

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tdk14
Jul 29, 2017 11:39 pm
tdk14
dreamhomz
dreamhomz
29 July

Wall/Ceiling Insulation Melbourne

Wall/Ceiling Insulation Melbourne

I just get to know the frame details of our house : Pine – Studs – F5 HI – 90 X…

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dreamhomz
Jul 29, 2017 11:02 pm
MellznEug
MellznEug
29 July

Anyone building a Mirage 60 with Kurmond Homes?

Anyone building a Mirage 60 with Kurmond Homes?
NSW

Hi All, Was just wondering if there is anyone building or has built a Mirage 60 with Kurmond Homes? There is no display for this home and wanted to get some advice on the…

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MellznEug
Jul 29, 2017 9:57 pm
kishore
kishore
29 July

Who's building in Capestone, Mango Hill ?

Who's building in Capestone, Mango Hill ?
QLD
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Great.. If it's ok, could you please let me know which builder you went with ?

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kishore
Jul 29, 2017 9:55 pm
MellznEug
MellznEug
29 July

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
1 ... 79, 80, 81

Hi there, we're about to start the process with Kurmond. What made you guys pull out? We too are looking at building a 610k home with them.

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MellznEug
Jul 29, 2017 9:52 pm
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Jess_89
Jul 29, 2017 9:31 pm
Jess_89
Sarah13
Sarah13
29 July

PGH Smokey Grey Brick

PGH Smokey Grey Brick

Does anyone have some recent pictures of their homes done with PGH Smokey Grey brick please?

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Sarah13
Jul 29, 2017 6:41 pm
Sarah13

Please help - MJH or M??

Please help - MJH or M??

hunter_home I suggest you discuss this with a Structural Engineer and also get them to design & supervise the hebel blockwork as well Most West Australians Won't have a…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 29, 2017 9:47 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
29 July

Building Retreat 305- Hallmark Homes Qld- New Beith

Building Retreat 305- Hallmark Homes Qld- New Beith
QLD
1, 2

I hear you on the retaining! We talk about retaining but it will all come down to $. We are also planting fruit trees and are actually going to plant the first lot this…

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Tamara1975
Jul 29, 2017 2:27 am

Made a collage of some of our selections so you can get an idea of our style :)

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just_a_draftee
Jul 29, 2017 12:53 am
mahen3d
mahen3d
28 July

Clarendon Paddington 29 Electrical plan feedback

Clarendon Paddington 29 Electrical plan feedback
NSW

Thanks for the reply, it really helpful to see this plans and set my mind on things we might needed, thanks again for sharing this with us.

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mahen3d
Jul 28, 2017 11:28 pm
ntonk
ntonk
28 July

Fairmont Homes - Flagstaff Hill SA

Fairmont Homes - Flagstaff Hill SA
SA
1, 2

I will, hopefully in the next week or two! 🤗

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ntonk
Jul 28, 2017 9:51 pm
ntonk
aussieta
aussieta
28 July

12.5 wide lot with 'Zero Lot Boundary'. How much I can use?

12.5 wide lot with 'Zero Lot Boundary'. How much I can use?
NSW

usually you have to leave one metre from easement or build a foundation that protects the easement form collapsing if they excavate

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aussieta
Jul 28, 2017 7:04 pm
aussieta
miscbunch
miscbunch
28 July

Lead-in dilemma

Lead-in dilemma
VIC

Hi all I have recently moved into our newly build house, but I am having issues getting phone cable lead-in to take place at the property. I applied for internet…

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miscbunch
Jul 28, 2017 3:42 pm
Fisher75
Fisher75
28 July

Masterton Direct -Beautiful New Homes Feedback

Masterton Direct -Beautiful New Homes Feedback
NSW

It may be too late, but ... From what I know, they are a middle man company, which can design a custom house, do council approval and get Masterton to build it. As far as…

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Fisher75
Jul 28, 2017 1:18 pm

Keys 19/10/15. Moved in 10/11/15. Landscaping + a deck ideas

Keys 19/10/15. Moved in 10/11/15. Landscaping + a deck ideas
WA
1 ... 94, 95, 96

Hi hun!! Sorry its been so long since I've logged on. Been so busy around the house and with work. We just put in a pool so was going to come on and update with pics…

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Our Honeywood Build
Jul 28, 2017 9:08 am
Our Honeywood Build

Interior designers recommended

Interior designers recommended
NSW

Thanks mate.... if you don't mind me asking. Does he charge an hourly rate or is it for the entire project. Guess he is quiet busy

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deepugjacob
Jul 28, 2017 7:15 am
Rubble13
Rubble13
27 July

Cut and Fill Sand Pad

Cut and Fill Sand Pad

Hi Everyone, Im a newbie here. But thought this would be the best arena to get the sort of advice i need. We are building our "forever home"on a 506 Sqm sloping…

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Rubble13
Jul 27, 2017 11:34 pm
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daniiiurb90
Jul 27, 2017 10:15 pm
Bethany
Bethany
27 July

North Shore Newhaven (Sydney)

North Shore Newhaven (Sydney)
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hey! Nice progress! Just wondering about your shower wall tiles - is that a standard grout line or do you have a thin grout line with rectified tiles? I'm trying to decide…

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Bethany
Jul 27, 2017 9:06 pm
Adnan633
Adnan633
27 July

Metricon Trentham

Metricon Trentham
VIC
1, 2

We have a creek in front of us as well and from the balcony can see parts of big lake to the right of us. It’s an amazing feeling for the first time you look out the…

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Adnan633
Jul 27, 2017 8:38 pm

For indoors we are planning to get the following floorboards and tiles (for wet areas) Embelton Aqua-tuf Antique Oak My build - viewtopic.php?t=87470

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emmyawards
Jul 27, 2017 5:57 pm
Lukbon h
Lukbon h
27 July

Summit homes Perth

Summit homes Perth
WA

Hi Spiffmiff, We are building a custom built house in the Hills, its loosely based on the Lancelin design. Victor has been really good so far, few minor things that we…

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Lukbon h
Jul 27, 2017 3:29 pm
lovisa
lovisa
27 July

Hickinbotham build adelaide

Hickinbotham build adelaide
SA
1, 2

oh I have no idea what others charge but might be because of all the new developments and as part of the new scheme they have to attract businesses and to create more jobs…

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lovisa
Jul 27, 2017 1:20 pm


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