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Renman
Renman
23 July

Metricon Vantage 38 QLD-Need help on floor plan

Metricon Vantage 38 QLD-Need help on floor plan
QLD
1, 2, 3

Mt.view Speaking to our SM she said that won't be moving in before Xmas, it was more likely to be at the start of Feb. That would great since our contract states mid…

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Renman
Jul 23, 2017 1:22 am
Renman
kylz4
kylz4
22 July

Metricon - Glendale 39 HLE (Regional Vic)

Metricon - Glendale 39 HLE (Regional Vic)
VIC
1, 2, 3

Oh wow, love it all Can't wait to watch it come to life!!!

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kylz4
Jul 22, 2017 11:36 pm
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bvillemot
Jul 22, 2017 11:26 pm
Oninon
Oninon
22 July

Tile combination

Tile combination
VIC

Thanks everyone for inputs

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Oninon
Jul 22, 2017 9:57 pm
sajidmib
sajidmib
22 July

certificate of occupancy victoria

certificate of occupancy victoria
VIC

if the trade certificates are withheld due to bankruptcy of the builder, how to you get out of that or what is the best way, I dont have money to pay for what the builder…

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sajidmib
Jul 22, 2017 8:52 pm
sajidmib
Old Bloke
Old Bloke
22 July

Fairhaven Newport 275+

Fairhaven Newport 275+
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Looking good - look even better once they paint your fron door!

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Old Bloke
Jul 22, 2017 7:29 pm
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
21 July

Project Sicily / Building in Springlake Mt Barker SA

Project Sicily / Building in Springlake Mt Barker SA
SA
1, 2

Oh my gosh those go so well together! We were looking at Plateau if we weren't doing Castilo ourselves - such a nice brown brick, very rich in colour and looks GREAT with…

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JM1911A1
Jul 21, 2017 11:07 pm
JM1911A1

adelaide- reputable, quality builders

adelaide- reputable, quality builders
SA

We built with Format Homes , about 350m2 to our design, got keys in April 2017. We are generally happy with quality and it progressed roughly to plan. Although there's a…

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southpacific
Jul 21, 2017 9:44 pm
southpacific
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
21 July

Building again in Adelaide - LOOKING FOR PRAGUE PHOTOS

Building again in Adelaide - LOOKING FOR PRAGUE PHOTOS
SA
1, 2, 3

I know Tracey70 is currently building a Prague - she's got a few photos of the ensuite up but I don't recall seeing the WIR/bathroom angles.

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JM1911A1
Jul 21, 2017 5:50 pm
JM1911A1
Melsabelle
Melsabelle
21 July

Knock down rebuild duel occ

Knock down rebuild duel occ
NSW

Hi Everyone, Our current house is falling apart. We love the area and want to stay where we are, but a renovation job will be way too extensive and it will be cheaper for…

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Melsabelle
Jul 21, 2017 3:39 pm

Just wondering if anyone has a house plan they could share, for a 'fan' shaped block. Our front boundary only leaves us with approx 12m for the width of the front of the…

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Rosiebf
Jul 21, 2017 1:25 pm
Pink86
Pink86
21 July

Oracle Platinum Homes Advantage 196 Hunter Valley

Oracle Platinum Homes Advantage 196 Hunter Valley
NSW

Oracle gave me his direct number, so glad we did it that way & your very lucky you have a friend than can help out!

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Pink86
Jul 21, 2017 1:14 pm
Renman
Renman
21 July

Not happy with the garage door choice

Not happy with the garage door choice
QLD

I actually think it looks ok. You can tell that it has a timber grain and the colour matches with the post on your right. I would have gone with a white or grey colored…

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Renman
Jul 21, 2017 9:40 am
Renman
pEast
pEast
21 July

Woodlea Stage 19 Henley site cost

Woodlea Stage 19 Henley site cost
VIC

It was fixed cost including rock removal as a promotion. Different builders run different promotions during the year

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pEast
Jul 21, 2017 8:12 am
annielee
annielee
21 July

Building with ClearView @ Doreen - Frame completed..

Building with ClearView @ Doreen - Frame completed..
VIC
1, 2, 3

Patiently waiting for handover now, few issues pop up and got a new site supervisor..

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annielee
Jul 21, 2017 6:28 am

Building underground root cellar with dome ceiling

Building underground root cellar with dome ceiling

I'm not an engineer nor somebody that has exp. with construction. I've only read and watched a lot of tutorials. I know it's very dangerous but I just can't stop, it's…

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BuldingMyDomeODoom
Jul 21, 2017 5:25 am
Shannen051
Shannen051
21 July

Oracle Platnium homes

Oracle Platnium homes
QLD

Everything you have picked looks great! I can't wait to see it finished! We have gone with grey white and black as well! I've just posted pictures on my thread too!

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Shannen051
Jul 21, 2017 12:01 am
ruraldoc
ruraldoc
20 July

Our first build northern NSW with coral homes

Our first build northern NSW with coral homes
NSW
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Agree, that floor is so awesome!! Sorry to hear of the slow progress.. though building a home is always a work in progress..?

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ruraldoc
Jul 20, 2017 9:05 pm
ruraldoc

I took a drive out after work today and we are officially slabbed and frames are well on their way!! Impressed considering we have had atrocious weather this…

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ReneeM
Jul 20, 2017 6:52 pm
shedhead
shedhead
20 July

Monier roof tile colour help :)

Monier roof tile colour help :)
NSW

From what I have experienced it does not mater what colour you pick it is what colour the tiles will end up.We had Horizon tiles Sambuca colour and now after 8 years the…

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shedhead
Jul 20, 2017 6:27 pm
jaygonx
jaygonx
20 July

Bluegum Estate 20 Barry Road, Kellyville

Bluegum Estate 20 Barry Road, Kellyville
NSW

Hi guys, Anyone else on here building with Eden Brae on 20 Barry Road? How has the process been for you so far?

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jaygonx
Jul 20, 2017 5:23 pm
jaygonx
jaygonx
20 July

Bluegum Estate North Kellyville

Bluegum Estate North Kellyville
NSW

Hi guys! I too have purchased a property in Blue Gum Estate. How did everyone's colour selection go? I spoke with Eden Brae today and got told the land settlement…

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jaygonx
Jul 20, 2017 5:20 pm
bank
bank
20 July

Frame/insulation/meter box help please

Frame/insulation/meter box help please
VIC

Ours is recessed like yours. It seems to be pretty normal these days, although I have seen some people mention upgrading to recessed so they must be able to do them on…

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bank
Jul 20, 2017 4:40 pm
bank
inexp_user
inexp_user
20 July

Building our Glendale 45

Building our Glendale 45
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

How's your build going LouLouB? Any progress yet? Our land titled this month so it looks like we better decide on a house plan once and for all. Lol

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inexp_user
Jul 20, 2017 4:39 pm
inexp_user
CK_
CK_
20 July

Oakdene estate ,Ocean Grove

Oakdene estate ,Ocean Grove
VIC

Hi All, New to the party and just purchased land. The estate is looking great and moving along nicely. I hope by now there is a mail service :) At this stage we plan to …

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CK_
Jul 20, 2017 1:04 pm
Louk
Louk
20 July

Cost of new crossover Melbourne

Cost of new crossover Melbourne
VIC

Hi moxie, I know this is an old post, but I would love the details of the contractor you used for your crossover (if you would recommend). That sounds like a really…

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Louk
Jul 20, 2017 11:57 am
Tomcat1983
Tomcat1983
20 July

Tomcats build in mount barker

Tomcats build in mount barker
SA

Btw, for anyone in Newenham our soil test came back h2-d - we had already allowed for that special in our quote but might be indicative for some of you Cheers.

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Tomcat1983
Jul 20, 2017 11:19 am

Concrete slabs are a scam of the century

Concrete slabs are a scam of the century
VIC

The rules are the same throughout Australia. Building Inspectors/Surveyors aren't Qualified/Certified to design structural concrete for that you require an engineer. It…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 20, 2017 11:17 am
StructuralBIMGuy

I'm waiting for exact confirmation on the price difference for our new choice of tiles in the ensuite and bathroom. We've already been given an estimate which we were…

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Joelleg6
Jul 19, 2017 11:16 pm
Joelleg6
jryall
jryall
19 July

Vantage Homes Sunshine Coast

Vantage Homes Sunshine Coast
QLD

Hi all. Anyone had or heard of any experiences with Vantage Homes from the sunny coast? They seem to have a good range of standard inclusions but I can't find much about…

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jryall
Jul 19, 2017 9:51 pm
Yannick214
Yannick214
19 July

Anyone building in Hawksfields Estate Keysborough?

Anyone building in Hawksfields Estate Keysborough?
VIC

I am building with Carlisle in the Hawksfield Estate Keysborough and they are currently charging me 27k for the site cost which is quite high. Anyone else having he same issue?

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Yannick214
Jul 19, 2017 9:41 pm
Daren
Daren
19 July

Two lenders for construction

Two lenders for construction
SA

Yes, I've already found that Weeks are very slow. It soon will be two years since we signed the preliminary agreement. At the moment we only have just finalised pricing…

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Daren
Jul 19, 2017 7:04 pm
Lee.sah
Lee.sah
19 July

Knock down and rebuild duplex

Knock down and rebuild duplex
NSW

Hi all ! New to this page but have been reading through it recently and have found it very helpful! My partner and I are lookig into knocking down a current home and…

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Lee.sah
Jul 19, 2017 6:03 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
19 July

Building in Melbourne with Metricon - Delta 25

Building in Melbourne with Metricon - Delta 25
VIC

Yep, in Vic. Metricon are starting to brick tomorrow - we've had about 6 weeks of delays due to a slight muck up with the garage boundary design, but that should be solved now.

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PVBuild
Jul 19, 2017 4:12 pm
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SileNceR
Jul 19, 2017 4:05 pm
TashPaul
TashPaul
19 July

Mystery of hot water system. Does solar heat water or not?

Mystery of hot water system. Does solar heat water or not?
VIC

It should be noted that most of these solar hot water systems in Victoria (esp Melbourne and southern areas) will be running off the elec/gas rather than the solar,…

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TashPaul
Jul 19, 2017 4:01 pm
TashPaul

Building a new house and doing the flooring myself what's th

Building a new house and doing the flooring myself what's th
NSW

I'm building a new house with Domaine Homes but I opted out of the comfort pack as we want to do timber flooring. Have you done that before? What's your experience?

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nextdoorguy
Jul 19, 2017 3:19 pm
Rayges
Rayges
19 July

Who's building with fowler homes???

Who's building with fowler homes???
NSW

Hi All. I built with Fowler and it took around 12 months. Contract March 2016 moved in mid Feb 17. I built a Paris 6 bedroom double story with a 2 bedroom granny flat. I…

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Rayges
Jul 19, 2017 3:09 pm
Rayges
barry157
barry157
19 July

Any way to Expedite Underground Power-pit Installation?

Any way to Expedite Underground Power-pit Installation?

I presume you are speaking directly to the connections department? UE Connections United Energy and…

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barry157
Jul 19, 2017 2:23 pm
Davelle19
Davelle19
19 July

Doing it Again! Our second Mt Barker Build

Doing it Again! Our second Mt Barker Build
SA
1, 2

Yes not too bad considering the weather etc we've had and having to get all our landscaping done before the frame went in slowed us down a little too but once that roof is…

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Davelle19
Jul 19, 2017 2:13 pm
Davelle19
eirrac
eirrac
19 July

Upgrade Costs?

Upgrade Costs?
VIC

Hi As said above different builders have different levels of inclusions and within the same builder they have different inclusions based on the range of home you are…

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eirrac
Jul 19, 2017 9:28 am
qebtel
qebtel
19 July

Site cost 33k for a 26 Sq house

Site cost 33k for a 26 Sq house
VIC

Ha, the benefit of inside knowledge!

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qebtel
Jul 19, 2017 7:30 am
Petal84
Petal84
19 July

Choosing the right builder in Sydney

Choosing the right builder in Sydney
NSW

We are going with storybook in Sydney too. Did you manage to find a builder? Our build will start at the beginning of 2018, but I'm getting worried about finding someone…

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Petal84
Jul 19, 2017 3:12 am
Handyem
Handyem
19 July

House Demolition: Cost to cut and seal sewer

House Demolition: Cost to cut and seal sewer
VIC

Our builder requires it, basically needs to be done before they start the build

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Handyem
Jul 19, 2017 12:18 am
Handyem
wonkook22
wonkook22
18 July

Building With Mirvac @ Parkside Estate, Glenfield.

Building With Mirvac @ Parkside Estate, Glenfield.
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

HELLO guys I wanted to ask? how was building with Mirvac? What I really want to know was the cost? I want to build a double storage house at Glenwood hills with Mirvac,…

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wonkook22
Jul 18, 2017 6:35 pm
wonkook22
wonkook22
18 July

Mirvac? any body building with mirvac at Gledswood Hills?

Mirvac? any body building with mirvac at Gledswood Hills?
NSW

thank you for the reply I will sell my apartment around DEC 2017 and look to buy land early 2018, Have you noticed the land on which u build with Mirvac only is…

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wonkook22
Jul 18, 2017 6:25 pm

Stroud Homes

Stroud Homes
NSW

We're building the Kirra 303, NDR. We've gone through a nightmare demolition - worst week of our lives - our slab is down and we're waiting on frames. We hit a frustrating…

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Fingerscrossed
Jul 18, 2017 5:57 pm

Porter Davis in the South East VIC

Porter Davis in the South East VIC
VIC

I can introduce you to our sales guy if you like. He was very thorough and explained everything very well, was also prompt to get back to us.Nice! Which display…

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geminithinker
Jul 18, 2017 12:30 pm


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