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Iam_sarahp
Iam_sarahp
5 December

Greenvale Site costs

Greenvale Site costs

Thanks icheema. We’ve been chatting with PD and they’re prepared to fix site cost but unfortunately the lot we’re looking at just has too many issues I think. Lucky…

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Iam_sarahp
Dec 05, 2019 9:41 pm
Berek
Berek
5 December

Last hurdle to DA approval - driveway submission to Ku Ring

Last hurdle to DA approval - driveway submission to Ku Ring

Councils. I feel your pain about consistency. Every one will be different unfortunately but I didn’t think DA’s expired? For my planning app I just needed to show…

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Berek
Dec 05, 2019 9:23 pm
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
5 December

Own internal painter - WA

Own internal painter - WA
WA

From my experience in new builds for the last 12 years, my opinion, it will be impossible. Normally the owner painter is only allowed access after handover. I have seen…

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thepa1nter
Dec 05, 2019 9:23 pm
thepa1nter
murtaza.sh
murtaza.sh
5 December

SJD Homes. Who's built with them.

SJD Homes. Who's built with them.
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Thanks for your useful advice. very useful information.

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murtaza.sh
Dec 05, 2019 8:56 pm
murtaza.sh

Belga grey tiles

Belga grey tiles

I just got my quote back from Metricon for the belga grey tiles for the master en-suite, bathroom, and two powder rooms ( floor and shower walls only) $7200…

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Metricon_Vantage48
Dec 05, 2019 7:55 pm
stallion
stallion
5 December

Focus homes

Focus homes
NSW

If this is yhe same company and it sounds like it is they were our builder in Hervey Bay In focus homes they we not broke one week and started again the following week Le…

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stallion
Dec 05, 2019 5:34 pm
steff.fa
steff.fa
5 December

Complete homes - Newpark

Complete homes - Newpark
NSW

Hi all! I’m a first time home buyer. With lots of research I’m finally deciding to go with newpark complete homes Could anyone please share your experiences with…

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steff.fa
Dec 05, 2019 12:10 pm
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
5 December

Metronest Homes

Metronest Homes
1, 2

Hello and welcome to the Journey. I can see that you are building in Craigieburn. Is at Highlands ? Also hows the build going.

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Ozshaz
Dec 05, 2019 10:21 am
mboy
mboy
5 December

External caulking of window frames and render edges?

External caulking of window frames and render edges?

Thank you so much for your help. It does make sense to seal gaps between two structures that can have some independent movement between them, and can totally understand…

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mboy
Dec 05, 2019 9:39 am
stevenboh
stevenboh
5 December

McDonald Jones Homes (Hamilton 5) - First Build

McDonald Jones Homes (Hamilton 5) - First Build

I'll have a look at the base price tonight, did you get a quote with the $45k offer yet ?

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stevenboh
Dec 05, 2019 8:19 am
excalibur9
excalibur9
4 December

Anyone building on Bolin Street, Schofields?

Anyone building on Bolin Street, Schofields?

Want to know if anyone who is in the process of buying land and building with Metricon on Bolin Street in Schofields? Would be great to start a discussion group here.

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excalibur9
Dec 04, 2019 9:46 pm
kester
kester
4 December

Take Care Researching Major Builders' Online Reviews

Take Care Researching Major Builders' Online Reviews

Gotta agree with this. A lot of the reviews are suspiciously fake, especially in product review site.

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kester
Dec 04, 2019 12:18 pm

Hi mate, may I know how this was damaged? A similar thing happened to the house we are building. This was caused by machinery they used to excavate during the external…

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John0322
Dec 04, 2019 7:20 am
dave69
dave69
4 December

Damp proofing membrane under concrete slab

Damp proofing membrane under concrete slab

Hi Guys Thank you for the responses. I got a full copy of the footing design and spoke to the engineer. The footing design and the engineer say where the footings are…

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dave69
Dec 04, 2019 7:06 am
KamadoJusto
KamadoJusto
3 December

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 769, 770, 771

We got them to do all floor tiling as we wanted the same floor tiles throughout the house including through wet areas. Did annoy me they tile around cabinetry though.…

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KamadoJusto
Dec 03, 2019 10:51 pm
benmodular
benmodular
3 December

Modular build with Archiblox

Modular build with Archiblox

Finished product is not bad (although it's not 100% finished...) Cost was around $600K. Definitely not a cheap option. Frankly I wouldn't recommend it.

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benmodular
Dec 03, 2019 9:21 pm

Owner Builder Mentor

Owner Builder Mentor

Hey eastmaitlandnewbies welcome back, after 10 years things have certainly changed Spreadsheets are now dynamically linked to Building Information Via a 3D BIM Model and…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 03, 2019 8:19 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Joker
Joker
3 December

Brick Render vs Foam Render

Brick Render vs Foam Render
VIC

Hi had a foam render home, durability I found very good with no cracking for 15; years I had it, does effect value maybe 10_15 percent,this time I went brick render for…

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Joker
Dec 03, 2019 4:18 pm

I’ve got a giveaway happening on my Instagram account to celebrate hitting 5K followers. To enter head to https://www.instagram.com/p/B5mD57DFokE/

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Dec 03, 2019 3:01 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Canopus
Canopus
3 December

Simonds - Mebbin 25 - Melbourne North build log

Simonds - Mebbin 25 - Melbourne North build log

HI dui2705 Thanks for the update!! the photos are great; looks like you will be moving into the new home soon.

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Canopus
Dec 03, 2019 1:42 pm

Yeah I don't understand how all these things like ductwork come up on site. They've presumably built these same designs a number of times and it should be known to them,…

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luxbuild
Dec 03, 2019 11:30 am
Kumar_G
Kumar_G
3 December

Nostra Homes

Nostra Homes
VIC

Hi Milz, Checking to see if you end up building with Nostra? If so how was the process and their work?

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Kumar_G
Dec 03, 2019 10:29 am
suzyr
suzyr
3 December

Difference between headline price and quote

Difference between headline price and quote
1, 2

$100k over I would think is very normal. We built 5 years ago and the price was exactly that...$100k over the original price...we did add some extras in but nothing…

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suzyr
Dec 03, 2019 9:16 am
gogo65
gogo65
2 December

Solar Passive Window Size and Placement

Solar Passive Window Size and Placement

Maybe rotate your kitchen 90 degrees and place it along the theatre wall, will allow bigger windows in the living where your kitchen currently is

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gogo65
Dec 02, 2019 9:41 pm
gogo65
ssyi
ssyi
2 December

Building approval - ducted heating /cooling post handover

Building approval - ducted heating /cooling post handover

Thank you MooCowMorris. Much appreciated for sharing your blog !

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ssyi
Dec 02, 2019 9:39 pm
vasia2556
vasia2556
2 December

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi guys, did anyone hear anything about land titles for stage 1 . I went to the site couple days ago, and everything looks the same as a couple of months ago.

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vasia2556
Dec 02, 2019 8:28 pm
murtaza.sh
murtaza.sh
1 December

House designs for acreage

House designs for acreage
VIC

kathjax we are also thinking to build with SJD. Can you please share how was your overall experience? Who was your site supervisor and how he handled everything?

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murtaza.sh
Dec 01, 2019 7:21 pm
murtaza.sh
InvincibleInDN
InvincibleInDN
1 December

[COMPLETED] - Building Windsor 40 with Eden Brae (Caddens)

[COMPLETED] - Building Windsor 40 with Eden Brae (Caddens)
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Ours was 40K upgrade which doesn't include waterfall or 40mm stone. We mostly spent on electrical as its 2-storey house and kitchen and laundry cupboards.

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InvincibleInDN
Dec 01, 2019 6:26 pm
InvincibleInDN
murtaza.sh
murtaza.sh
1 December

Building in winter vs summer

Building in winter vs summer
VIC

What would be the disadvantages of building home in winter instead of summer. Are lots of rain or cold affects the wooden structure? I have heard few people do building…

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murtaza.sh
Dec 01, 2019 6:12 pm
murtaza.sh
Shi
Shi
1 December

The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread
VIC
1 ... 361, 362, 363

Anyone upgraded the front entry door from 2040mm x 1020mm to 2340mm x 1020mm ? What was the upgrade cost? Carlisle is apparently charging Structural variation to…

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Shi
Dec 01, 2019 1:42 pm
DJ3515
DJ3515
1 December

Has anyone built with Langdon in the Bendigo area?

Has anyone built with Langdon in the Bendigo area?

Hi, We are currently building with Langdonbuilding in Marong Victoria near Bendigo, 15 months to date of which we were told that we would be in by June, now given a…

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DJ3515
Dec 01, 2019 11:09 am
Renman
Renman
1 December

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping
VIC
1 ... 69, 70, 71

That looks awesome dude. Can I ask how much did that cost you?

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Renman
Dec 01, 2019 10:32 am
Renman

Still missing front window. But more painting happening.

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Macher
Nov 30, 2019 1:50 pm
Macher
Charlotte.h
Charlotte.h
30 November

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi Tanya. If you not going to store or put cupboards in the garage plus your car then you may have reconsider. With our garage we have a small Volkswagen eso and a Nisan…

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Charlotte.h
Nov 30, 2019 12:17 pm
Charlotte.h
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
29 November

Split Contract House and Land Package

Split Contract House and Land Package

Hi @WillowBay20 They only become fixed once the build commences, before it's all bets off Your choice is pay out the builder on variations ie site works, engineering, or…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 29, 2019 10:00 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
KingTaco
KingTaco
29 November

Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!
QLD
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Exactly like Rhetti said. My contract ended up being about $85k more than the intial advertised price (and that even included promotional offers), but there were some…

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KingTaco
Nov 29, 2019 4:59 pm
KingTaco
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
29 November

P Class soil and fixed site cost

P Class soil and fixed site cost

You won't know that unless you check the engineering Data and Quantities and it's always best to check it before you hand over a deposit... tell the builder to sharpen…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 29, 2019 9:20 am
StructuralBIMGuy
IamSAM
IamSAM
29 November

Mojo Homes

Mojo Homes
NSW
1 ... 59, 60, 61

All that is covered under the $300 New…

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IamSAM
Nov 29, 2019 8:57 am
IamSAM
KamadoJusto
KamadoJusto
28 November

WC Door Clearance Space?

WC Door Clearance Space?

Cavity door for the win. Then you’d get a tv in there too

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KamadoJusto
Nov 28, 2019 11:38 pm

Wall tiling after handover

Wall tiling after handover

Can wall tiling be done after handover? Does it look good or is it very obvious that it’s done later on? Has anyone been able to get the tiler to do a cashie job with Metricon?

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Metricon_Vantage48
Nov 28, 2019 11:07 pm

Hey Jimbo! We just had our PCI today! looks like we're neck and neck, we should have handover 3rd week of December. Really cutting it close before xmas! Heres what is…

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Huhness
Nov 28, 2019 7:18 pm
Huhness
Freedom19
Freedom19
28 November

Established Area Surcharge

Established Area Surcharge

Hi all, new to all this and after 12 months with Mornington Peninsula council have been presented with the contract by Burbank. Can someone please enlighten me on the…

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Freedom19
Nov 28, 2019 5:12 pm
ricci95
ricci95
28 November

Lily homes Zinnia 36

Lily homes Zinnia 36
NSW

Hi guys, I’m currently looking at building the zinnia 36 but because I can’t visually see the inside only a floor plan, has anyone built the zinnia 36 and can show me…

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ricci95
Nov 28, 2019 4:52 pm
Phoenix77
Phoenix77
28 November

Metricon - Liberty 38 with Provincial facade - Ryde

Metricon - Liberty 38 with Provincial facade - Ryde

Hi everyone, We plan to build Liberty 38 with the…

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Phoenix77
Nov 28, 2019 1:23 pm
Techlawyer79
Techlawyer79
28 November

Building in Oak Park Victoria

Building in Oak Park Victoria

OK thanks for the insights.

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Techlawyer79
Nov 28, 2019 11:56 am

Hi Everyone, Just wanted to ask if anyone knows any builders that can do split or stepped down homes? Our block has about 2m of fall from front to back. However I reckon…

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janz
Nov 28, 2019 8:54 am
Ratna Gleeson
Ratna Gleeson
27 November

Does anyone know QOVE Homes

Does anyone know QOVE Homes

Does anyone know QOVE Homes and have experience building house with them? I would like to know if they're good or not.. pls help, thank you so much!

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Ratna Gleeson
Nov 27, 2019 10:51 pm
Onram
Onram
27 November

Building with Simonds Homes - Avalon 2nd Build

Building with Simonds Homes - Avalon 2nd Build
VIC

Hi, can you also send me the inspector details as well? Any photos of the build?

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Onram
Nov 27, 2019 8:41 pm

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