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Update from today, All framing done and framer did really neat and clean job. Also Windows and gutters delivered so hopefully they will gone in this week. Here some…

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GDesai
Jan 31, 2016 11:20 pm
GDesai
MrBee
MrBee
31 January 2016

Building New Home in Brisbane

Building New Home in Brisbane
QLD

Don't make a judgement based on a sales agent. They will promise the world then after you sign and go to pre start you will realise they weren't what they seemed. Make…

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MrBee
Jan 31, 2016 9:51 pm
MrBee
FireFox
FireFox
31 January 2016

seeking premium builder reccomendations ADELAIDE

seeking premium builder reccomendations ADELAIDE
SA

just a reply to my own post over a year ago; house is still under construction and we are getting no where with our builder. feel free to pm me for more info

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FireFox
Jan 31, 2016 9:38 pm
FireFox
m1ck
m1ck
31 January 2016

Steel house construction

Steel house construction
VIC

My thought was because of the strength of steel compared to timber you would be not need as much material which would obviously save money. As for price comparison I…

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m1ck
Jan 31, 2016 9:14 pm
mmm_CCs
mmm_CCs
31 January 2016

HGWA Building The Seattle The Vines WA

HGWA Building The Seattle The Vines WA
WA

Good luck with prestart! We had a wonderful consultant with HGWA - very friendly and accommodating.

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mmm_CCs
Jan 31, 2016 6:34 pm
mmm_CCs
Vazza
Vazza
31 January 2016

Thomas Archer or Renmark Homes

Thomas Archer or Renmark Homes
VIC

Hi there, I'm new to this forum, and am in the early stages of researching for a builder to do a knockdown rebuild in Essendon with. Our block is on a moderate sloping…

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Vazza
Jan 31, 2016 10:26 am

It has been while I haven't updated the progress here. Just finished the front yard landscaping all I need to do is plant some hardy plants in front and I am…

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bjasani
Jan 30, 2016 10:16 pm
Just3ofus
Just3ofus
30 January 2016

Opinions on layout and floor plan please

Opinions on layout and floor plan please
NSW

Not to our taste, thanks for the suggestion though

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Just3ofus
Jan 30, 2016 9:16 pm
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

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