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your_neighbour
your_neighbour
14 November

Rothwell tarneit

Rothwell tarneit
VIC

any updates on stage 8 ?

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your_neighbour
Nov 14, 2017 6:46 am
sparrowsnest
sparrowsnest
13 November

House update

House update

Love your house! What colour is your island bench? I love your bathroom tiles, I wanted something similar and my husband said no Building our first custom…

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sparrowsnest
Nov 13, 2017 11:41 pm
excited_builders
excited_builders
13 November

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Stanus...quick question did u use alawyer before signing final contract? Also how long after yout studio m apmts was your final contract?

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excited_builders
Nov 13, 2017 11:24 pm
elleimac
elleimac
13 November

Clarendon Parkhill 34

Clarendon Parkhill 34

We're also building a Parkhill 34! parkhill We're in construction phase now. Slab has been laid…

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elleimac
Nov 13, 2017 10:37 pm
elleimac
fei
fei
13 November

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone
NSW

It seems the Facebook group has been removed. Does someone want to start a new one or what's app group?

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fei
Nov 13, 2017 6:53 pm
Amymay
Amymay
13 November

SA Distinctive homes?

SA Distinctive homes?
SA

Over charged us 20,000$ in our footings.... Then tried to tell us if another builder didnt charge us $48,000 in footings they will sting us throughout the build. We are…

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Amymay
Nov 13, 2017 6:50 pm
fired_v8
fired_v8
13 November

Land title to trasfer on your name(time frame)

Land title to trasfer on your name(time frame)
VIC

Hi I bought a land in upper point cook .I would like to know hong long does it take for the land title to transfer to your name from land titles office?

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fired_v8
Nov 13, 2017 6:34 pm
bashworth
bashworth
13 November

Batter on land

Batter on land

It's usually be best to be above the road then below it for drainage purposes. 1:4 should be a stable slope if you plant grass, but a bit awkward to mow. Without grass…

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bashworth
Nov 13, 2017 5:15 pm
bashworth
insider
insider
13 November

P class soil-high moisture content

P class soil-high moisture content
VIC

The two main types of slab used are waffle and raft.I have seen both fail in highly reactive soils but the waffle may not be able to cope as well with extreme soil…

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insider
Nov 13, 2017 4:52 pm
insider
Bridgetwitch
Bridgetwitch
13 November

Vinyl plank flooting - loose lay

Vinyl plank flooting - loose lay

Lay then skirt... better finish no matter what type of flooring you have! - B A vue of the pines on the Gold…

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Bridgetwitch
Nov 13, 2017 4:22 pm
Bridgetwitch
krilicro
krilicro
13 November

Anyone else building in North Kellyville?

Anyone else building in North Kellyville?
NSW
1 ... 32, 33, 34

Hi everyone, we have purchased land on Roland Garros Crescent which has a fair slope from the driveway that the developer has installed. The land isn't registered…

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krilicro
Nov 13, 2017 3:04 pm
swati kamboj
swati kamboj
13 November

Building with fair haven homes

Building with fair haven homes
VIC

Hi guys, I recently visited one of fair haven Display homes and liked it. But some one warned us to go with fair haven stating that they do not use good foundation. It…

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swati kamboj
Nov 13, 2017 10:31 am
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ddarroch
Nov 13, 2017 9:12 am
Joker
Joker
13 November

Who is the Best SA builder for inclusions / appliances

Who is the Best SA builder for inclusions / appliances
SA

Be careful that inclusions make you forget about the number one most important thing by a mile, the quality of the build, it's this area that when wrong, can ruin your…

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Joker
Nov 13, 2017 8:47 am
Rocchet
Rocchet
13 November

New Home

New Home
NSW

You should have a look at the wisdom thread. A lot of great info there. We built with wisdom and it very much depends on how many upgrades you put in. They have a very…

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Rocchet
Nov 13, 2017 6:50 am

Love our bricks, Austral Brighton

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whitefresh
Nov 12, 2017 9:52 pm
whitefresh
saeen
saeen
12 November

Anyone building in Jordan Springs East?

Anyone building in Jordan Springs East?
NSW
1 ... 24, 25, 26

hi all considering buying a lot from builder as H&L package and there is a positive covenant of about 8 metre in front of the lot and also for all the lots on the road,,,…

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saeen
Nov 12, 2017 3:03 pm
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staceyrussell
Nov 12, 2017 1:22 pm
staceyrussell
yonas
yonas
12 November

Building new home in HARPLEY ESTATE (STAGE 28)

Building new home in HARPLEY ESTATE (STAGE 28)
VIC

Hi Guys, Looking for a block of land in Harpley. Could you please give me an idea what the price would be for 12.5x28. 350sqm block. Also is the price for MiMosa homes a…

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yonas
Nov 12, 2017 12:41 pm
13tp
13tp
12 November

Merricks 45 with Metricon

Merricks 45 with Metricon

Im building with Bentleigh too will be following your thread. Where are you building?

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13tp
Nov 12, 2017 12:23 am
13tp
13tp
12 November

Merricks 42 Build - Beveridge VIC

Merricks 42 Build - Beveridge VIC
VIC

Will keep an eye on your thread. Building Bentleigh 42 next year in Beveridge.

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13tp
Nov 12, 2017 12:07 am
seadog70
seadog70
11 November

HIA Buidling Contract Commencement Condition

HIA Buidling Contract Commencement Condition

Dont sign! Get out while you can and buy a second hand house. The industry is rife with dodgy builders. Frankly there needs to be an inquiry into it. My welcome email…

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seadog70
Nov 11, 2017 11:10 pm
wale
wale
11 November

What can I do about my builder that just wont start building

What can I do about my builder that just wont start building

I am having the same trouble with the same builder. What ended up happening with your place? Did you pull the pin?

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wale
Nov 11, 2017 9:38 pm
Borboleta
Borboleta
11 November

Builder Recommendations Please

Builder Recommendations Please
VIC

Hello everyone, I am looking for small-medium builder recommendations please.. I have tried my luck with the 'BIG4'.. all they are good at is…

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Borboleta
Nov 11, 2017 7:01 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
11 November

Oracle - practical completion date passed

Oracle - practical completion date passed
NSW

Yep....Take photos & shame them... it's disgraceful.

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 11, 2017 6:30 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Tips
Tips
11 November

My Journey with Porter Davis for Vancouver 33

My Journey with Porter Davis for Vancouver 33
VIC

For those who have installed ducted vacuum - what is the ideal place to put the central unit? Also, if placed inside, is there any venting done to outside of house? Thanks

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Tips
Nov 11, 2017 12:03 pm
saeen
saeen
11 November

anyone building with Simonds Home in Sydney - reviews please

anyone building with Simonds Home in Sydney - reviews please
NSW

hi all we are getting a H&L package with Simonds Home - from what I ve heard they are new in Sydney (3-4 years); so wanted to know any reviews for those who ve built with…

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saeen
Nov 11, 2017 10:18 am
just_a_draftee
just_a_draftee
11 November

Our Celebration Homes Build Journey - Hocking

Our Celebration Homes Build Journey - Hocking
WA

Welcome to the forum and good luck with your build :) I have a concern that your family room is going to be hard to furnish as after you account for a main thoroughfare,…

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just_a_draftee
Nov 11, 2017 9:27 am
just_a_draftee
Aegean46
Aegean46
11 November

Aegean 430 from mainvue - lockup stage pics added

Aegean 430 from mainvue - lockup stage pics added
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hey mate! I'm also building Aegean 46(ultima facade) in cranbourne north. Can i ask which render option you chose for your house? Your facade looks great.

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Aegean46
Nov 11, 2017 1:44 am
Aegean46
Mum to 3Ms
Mum to 3Ms
10 November

HIA building contract review by a building lawyer

HIA building contract review by a building lawyer
VIC

Yes, you are right. Although we drew the original plan, once the builder drew it properly, it apparently became the builders'. We persevered for 23 weeks to get the plans…

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Mum to 3Ms
Nov 10, 2017 10:24 pm
chiraganand
chiraganand
10 November

Building Marina Q1 with Henley - South East Melbourne

Building Marina Q1 with Henley - South East Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi Everyone I am building Marina q1 probably the last one as it’s discountinued now and the job is about to hit site now and I would like to appoint a building…

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chiraganand
Nov 10, 2017 9:44 pm
Doulton777
Doulton777
10 November

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension
VIC
1 ... 52, 53, 54

Yours is too. We got nothing but grass at the back. Even the back is clean. viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Nov 10, 2017 9:26 pm
Doulton777

We have dark bricks, dark roof, so went with surfmist fascias and windows. We are having shale grey on our interior walls, with white trims, so we're going with black…

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KatrinaH
Nov 10, 2017 8:51 pm
speedyjonzalas
speedyjonzalas
10 November

Green Homes Australia

Green Homes Australia
SA

Hi everyone We are loooking at building a home in SA and are heading towards going with either Gardner, or Coral. However we have been looking at Green Homes Australia…

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speedyjonzalas
Nov 10, 2017 7:24 pm
mel.mak
mel.mak
10 November

Help!! What is this colour stain door? Wisdom home

Help!! What is this colour stain door? Wisdom home
NSW

Far out that’s horrible!! Something thats meant to be an exciting time is now a nightmare hope your getting some sort of compensation for your inconvenience

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mel.mak
Nov 10, 2017 3:42 pm

Hi everyone! :) First time poster, long time lurker! I thought I'd start my own thread as I noticed there weren't many regarding building with Rawdon Hill. My partner and…

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Evie.A
Nov 10, 2017 3:42 pm

Snowdon Homes

Snowdon Homes
VIC

Hello, Thank you for taking the time in providing your feedback.…

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Snowdon Developments
Nov 10, 2017 3:00 pm
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sabrelli
Nov 10, 2017 1:15 pm
1building
1building
10 November

At contract stage, need help

At contract stage, need help
1, 2

We haven't signed a final building contract yet! We are building through Kurmond Homes and they haven't provided us with a Final Building Contract because they are in…

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1building
Nov 10, 2017 11:53 am
tianabanana
tianabanana
10 November

Home designs including granny flats

Home designs including granny flats
QLD

Hi there! I am looking at designs that have attached granny flats (also would consider a separate granny flat too). I haven't found many designs available in the…

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tianabanana
Nov 10, 2017 11:44 am
tianabanana
markandsam
markandsam
9 November

Hamilton grove, RIVERSTONE

Hamilton grove, RIVERSTONE
NSW

Which lot are you in Markandsam?

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markandsam
Nov 09, 2017 9:56 pm
aphsta
aphsta
9 November

Site Costs

Site Costs

Our site costs are similar but we are building by the water so having to use screw piers which added about 17k, our house is approximately 25sq, not exactly sure as it…

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aphsta
Nov 09, 2017 9:23 pm
Eskay
Eskay
9 November

Henley Electra 2017/2018 build

Henley Electra 2017/2018 build
VIC
1, 2, 3

It's coming together nice and fast; what were the big things caught during Darbecca inspections?

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Eskay
Nov 09, 2017 9:00 pm
Eskay
Ezza78
Ezza78
9 November

Spotted Gum for a deck?

Spotted Gum for a deck?
VIC

Jeepers, the cost to upgrade to Spotted Gum is an additional $5k, unfortunately can’t afford it so will have to stick to merbau, hope it still looks good.

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Ezza78
Nov 09, 2017 7:43 pm

Lots of internal works and external works now completed, hopefully not long till PCI now. Fascia completed and painted, front door painted and handles installed Paving…

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nicjam
Nov 09, 2017 6:37 pm
zooch84
zooch84
9 November

Metricon bathroom mirrors

Metricon bathroom mirrors
VIC

Not much, we got our Ensuite one credited back and it was like $77 from memory...

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zooch84
Nov 09, 2017 4:55 pm

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