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They left a window open Follow my build at Coral Homes Avoca 23 Allerton Park

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kayleenb
May 28, 2017 6:52 pm

10m Frontage Block - Dreamstart Build - Calleya Estate

10m Frontage Block - Dreamstart Build - Calleya Estate
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Congrats on getting your keys. Are all the keys the same or are there keys for front door/back door and then other doors? Just wondering if I should get the front door &…

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thetopsaint
May 28, 2017 6:10 pm
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Dreamhouse12
May 28, 2017 5:05 pm
WhatsUp
WhatsUp
28 May

Building with firstyle - Silkwood 20.7

Building with firstyle - Silkwood 20.7
NSW

So I'll rephrase not if you change ur mind if they stuff up they won't admit it then they will charge u .

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WhatsUp
May 28, 2017 4:09 pm
AndyGee
AndyGee
28 May

Site cost 33k for a 26 Sq house

Site cost 33k for a 26 Sq house
VIC

Quick update, within one day of quoting us a 33k site cost price, the builder came back with a 20% discount on it, this immediately made us lose faith in them and caused…

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AndyGee
May 28, 2017 1:22 pm
Joker
Joker
28 May

United Energy - power pits!

United Energy - power pits!
VIC

Most times the way it works is that these companies use subies, with our build with telephone lines through telstra, giving us the runaround for 4 months, we went direct…

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Joker
May 28, 2017 12:28 pm
MEZZI29
MEZZI29
28 May

Porter Davis Vienna 21 Heritage Facade (Hebel) - any photos

Porter Davis Vienna 21 Heritage Facade (Hebel) - any photos
VIC

Hi i just read your post.. have you found photos of the Vienna 21?? We are looking to build the Vienna 21 also... Current Photos would be great if you have any please thanks

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MEZZI29
May 28, 2017 9:04 am
Peacock
Peacock
28 May

Home Insurance

Home Insurance
QLD

As a condition of our construction loan, our bank specified the minimum insurance we must have on the house. That value was 15% above the total estimated build cost (which…

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Peacock
May 28, 2017 3:03 am
jellytot
jellytot
27 May

Clarendon Homes - Sheridan 38 Mk II

Clarendon Homes - Sheridan 38 Mk II

Holy cow Mr Ed! What upgrades did you get if you don't mind me asking?

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jellytot
May 27, 2017 9:25 pm
jellytot
jellytot
27 May

Whose building with Sheridan with Clarendon ?

Whose building with Sheridan with Clarendon ?
NSW

Hi there, We're building a sheridan 39 with added rumpus, alfresco and third car garage in Picton NSW. We've signed our contracts and have our colour selection in a…

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jellytot
May 27, 2017 9:23 pm

Building Wisdom Manahattan 52

Building Wisdom Manahattan 52
NSW

It will be a great looking facade if you had to widen it even more, and be unique to your house The glass balcony drew us on it as we also have some escarpment views to…

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ozmonkeyoy
May 27, 2017 7:48 pm
ozmonkeyoy

Today I visited the block and found out my gutters were done. My driveway will be on the left there and my block stretches 18m from that point! Hopefully not long until…

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andyboiii
May 27, 2017 7:36 pm
andyboiii
bank
bank
27 May

Our second home-JG King Memphis - We are in!

Our second home-JG King Memphis - We are in!
VIC
1 ... 46, 47, 48

Hi guys, how are things going? You must be in 3 months by now? Have you had your 3 month inspection?

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bank
May 27, 2017 9:32 am
bank

Building with Clarendon

Building with Clarendon
NSW

are you building with clarendon ? The upgrade cost is depend on the number of zones you want. Starting $3000 plus

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wentworth33
May 26, 2017 11:47 pm

Anyone bought land in 57 Sandown Road Springvale Melbourne

Anyone bought land in 57 Sandown Road Springvale Melbourne
VIC

Hi Anand, Nice to hear that. We are going with Arden. And they already started..

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Dreamhouse12
May 26, 2017 5:57 pm
Peacock
Peacock
26 May

Who pays for electricity meter and water meter in SA?

Who pays for electricity meter and water meter in SA?
SA

For those who have built in South Australia under the standard HIA contract, who paid the fee for the installation of the water meter and electricity meter? You or the…

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Peacock
May 26, 2017 5:11 pm

My Build with 8homes!

My Build with 8homes!
VIC

Hi RoseN, anymore updates? How did the rest of the build go?

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RebeccaJK79
May 26, 2017 2:20 pm
Terii
Terii
26 May

Building with Eight Homes (8Homes)

Building with Eight Homes (8Homes)
VIC

Hi Simon, We are also waiting for our final contract and plans to be finished. We first started the process in October last year. Our dealing so far with them has been…

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Terii
May 26, 2017 12:32 pm

Williams Designer Homes build, West Wallsend NSW - Moved In

Williams Designer Homes build, West Wallsend NSW - Moved In
NSW
1 ... 30, 31, 32

Although this is the first weekend that we have lived there that neither of us have plans or work taking up the whole weekend. the weather looks like it will be good so we…

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k.goldington
May 26, 2017 12:14 pm
k.goldington
GLO
GLO
26 May

What did you forget to ask at Tender?

What did you forget to ask at Tender?
NSW

Hi, I'm sure this question will be useful to everyone about to request for a Tender regardless of the builder. Please share your thoughts, on what might be easily…

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GLO
May 26, 2017 8:47 am
PVBuild
PVBuild
26 May

Advice required: rear setback vs my boundary vs estate fence

Advice required: rear setback vs my boundary vs estate fence
QLD

As part of your build, the builder should already have done a re-establishment survey. And yes, the boundary is measured from the plot boundary, not the fence. I would be…

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PVBuild
May 26, 2017 7:41 am
Jam3
Jam3
25 May

Fairhaven Home - Iluka 349 with Quay Facade

Fairhaven Home - Iluka 349 with Quay Facade
VIC

No we didn't. Fairhaven did the change free of charge due to supply delay.

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Jam3
May 25, 2017 8:17 pm
vikushivu
vikushivu
25 May

Plantation Nouveau Q1 - would love to see your pics!

Plantation Nouveau Q1 - would love to see your pics!
QLD

Hi Saz1980, I am waiting on my Tender and revised plan from Plantation. I will get them next week and if all ok will move to next step. here it is what you need to know…

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vikushivu
May 25, 2017 8:03 pm
mirz
mirz
25 May

Sahara Q1 - happy ever after

Sahara Q1 - happy ever after
VIC
1 ... 185, 186, 187

Thanks folks, it's merbau 140mm wide planks.

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mirz
May 25, 2017 4:27 pm
mirz
MandM+4
MandM+4
25 May

Silly Hallway HELP!

Silly Hallway HELP!

You may as well make your garage storage cupboard bigger and have the garage door in the entrance. I wouldn't change anything else as you don't want bedroom entries off…

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MandM+4
May 25, 2017 2:25 pm
Joker
Joker
25 May

Building a 6 Bedroom House

Building a 6 Bedroom House
VIC

Wow what a nightmare, so many bathrooms to clean Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
May 25, 2017 12:57 pm
shellby
shellby
25 May

Tiles cracking

Tiles cracking
NSW

We watched him throughout the 4 days, def enough adhesive - we have done our own tiling in the past (with no cracking btw) and he cleaned the whole slab. He was the…

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shellby
May 25, 2017 12:57 pm
shellby
jaymak
jaymak
25 May

WA - Perception Homes vs In-Vogue Homes

WA - Perception Homes vs In-Vogue Homes
WA

Thanks tdk14! I'll have a look through it and see. It seems of the builders I'm looking at, they're all pretty much on par except Summit which is a bit ahead. Thanks…

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jaymak
May 25, 2017 10:28 am
jaymak

Henley Emperor 48 - craigieburn Mt. Aitkin

Henley Emperor 48 - craigieburn Mt. Aitkin
VIC

Will follow your build Sukh paji. We will also start building near you in Aston craigieburn with porter Davis. My cousin built Emperor 48 couple of years ago , very nice…

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Newhouse22
May 24, 2017 10:40 pm
mamba
mamba
24 May

Lollipop Hill, Manor Lakes VIC

Lollipop Hill, Manor Lakes VIC
VIC

Hi Kidlat, We are building with Henley in Lollipop Hill stage 137 and our site costs for fixed came to almost 26K. But a lot of builder are quoting only around 12-16K…

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mamba
May 24, 2017 5:05 pm
mamba

Metricon Vantage

Metricon Vantage
1, 2

Maybe check if they will fade in sunlight cause there will be a bigger contrast with the darker carpet if it fades Metricon Liberty 45, Ryde NSW

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Quirmeball1280
May 24, 2017 4:31 pm
Quirmeball1280
soura
soura
24 May

Our new home in the Vale Estate, Aveley- Celebration Homes

Our new home in the Vale Estate, Aveley- Celebration Homes
WA

So its exactly a week to PCI or New Home Presentation as Celebration homes call it. It makes me anxious, not having access to the house. Can someone please tell me what I…

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soura
May 24, 2017 1:31 pm
soura
singalg
singalg
23 May

Wisdom Homes Signature package??

Wisdom Homes Signature package??
NSW

Hi, we are looking to build with signature package and waiting for tender at the moment. Kajal, I assume you have received your tender by now, how long did it take for…

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singalg
May 23, 2017 9:54 pm
kylz4
kylz4
23 May

Our Metricon Duxton 39- Coastal Facade

Our Metricon Duxton 39- Coastal Facade
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Congratulations PeteK! We got our keys Saturday and almost all moved in, it's a big job but so worth it!!

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kylz4
May 23, 2017 9:46 pm

KDR - High Site Costs Reasonable?

KDR - High Site Costs Reasonable?
NSW

Ouch... They may have included an additional wealth location Cost/levy..I've see it creeping in on afew jobs these days Particularly with the way Sydney prices are…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 23, 2017 2:22 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

We have land!!!!

We have land!!!!
QLD

Welcome Kandgat!! Lovely block and the kids look so happy!! Looking forward to following along

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charlibear
May 23, 2017 12:33 pm
charlibear
MandM+4
MandM+4
23 May

Quartz counter tops

Quartz counter tops

With W it was 1 for kitchen, 1 for bathrooms, and an extra charge if more than that. Cabinet colours- 2 tone kitchen was included and bathroom cabinets there was an extra…

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MandM+4
May 23, 2017 10:05 am

Builder in liquidation - collecting stage certificates?

Builder in liquidation - collecting stage certificates?
QLD

Based in QLD, our builders recently went into liquidation in November. Throughout the whole process we chased and chased the stage certificates (slab, frame, engineering,…

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jazzajones
May 23, 2017 9:56 am

Builders in Liquidation

Builders in Liquidation
VIC

Hi there, Yes, it seems this is a very common thing right around the country. We are based in QLD and our builders went into liquidation in November. We are finishing the…

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jazzajones
May 23, 2017 9:22 am
familyman
familyman
22 May

Building the Metricon Glendale 38 - Blackwood park Adelaide

Building the Metricon Glendale 38 - Blackwood park Adelaide
SA
1, 2

Thanks Dulie. Unfortunately they're using the garage as a storage facility and the scaffolding is still up throughout. Once the scaffolding is down I'll get another pic for you :)

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familyman
May 22, 2017 10:17 pm
familyman
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
22 May

Coral Daydream 32

Coral Daydream 32
NSW
1 ... 50, 51, 52

Interesting and a great idea. I'm going to go off and google it! Im also going to google the venice pool :)

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cat_dunc
May 22, 2017 9:10 pm
cat_dunc
Home_17
Home_17
22 May

Anyone building wisdom homes ambassador?

Anyone building wisdom homes ambassador?
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

We are interested in Ambassador 45 and get first tender already. But we hope to get some window more bigger or some small change. Could any guys give us some suggestion…

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Home_17
May 22, 2017 4:42 pm
mamba
mamba
22 May

New Build with Henley ( Palace Q1)

New Build with Henley ( Palace Q1)
VIC
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Yep agreed. I was told by Darbecca that the below are the more common ones people opt for but it's completely up to you. We are pretty much using them for the entire…

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mamba
May 22, 2017 4:21 pm
mamba
TomCat
TomCat
22 May

Simonds Avalon Adelaide

Simonds Avalon Adelaide
SA
1 ... 74, 75, 76

hi peeps, missed you, love youse all! tks!!

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TomCat
May 22, 2017 12:51 pm
TomCat

Building Experinces with McDonaldjones

Building Experinces with McDonaldjones
NSW

Hi there We have paid a deposit but we are still waiting of land to go through council so its very early days for us. We havent done any selections yet although they have…

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sandrandross
May 22, 2017 10:58 am
jaylex
jaylex
22 May

Anyone building/built with Pantha Homes ?

Anyone building/built with Pantha Homes ?
QLD

Hi All. New to this great forum. I've searched the posts re a family owned builder called Pantha and I could only find one post. After looking for a builder for…

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jaylex
May 22, 2017 10:41 am
Persol
Persol
22 May

Building with Eight Homes !

Building with Eight Homes !
VIC

Hi Mrak692, thank you for sharing your experience. It is comforting to know you have had good experience so far. We signed our contract last week and it was a good…

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Persol
May 22, 2017 8:52 am
fifteen
fifteen
22 May

Infinity Estate - Plumpton, VIC

Infinity Estate - Plumpton, VIC
VIC
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Whaaat?! Will definitely be contacting them too. Thanks for the info Redrebel

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fifteen
May 22, 2017 7:50 am


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