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kamiabhi
kamiabhi
7 November

Building Emperor 48

Building Emperor 48
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi Great looking house. We looking at building the same. With the guest option how much smaller does the family room get. Do you mind sharing engineering designs? Thanks Abhi

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kamiabhi
Nov 07, 2017 10:54 pm

How is all your build going? Have fun. mine here below

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siouxsam
Nov 07, 2017 10:25 pm

I almost fell off my chair when my husband sent me this photo! Frames and trusses are up!

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Shannen051
Nov 07, 2017 10:22 pm

PGH (BORAL) Dark RYE Bricks on my house,we like them very much

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siouxsam
Nov 07, 2017 10:09 pm

TILES6020 - Kalahari Crystal Polished Porcelain 300x600 Grout: Ardex #200 White

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siouxsam
Nov 07, 2017 10:05 pm

Here is my front entry door STUDIO PSTD 5V5, this is the door offers 2340X920mm

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siouxsam
Nov 07, 2017 9:53 pm

PSG DarkRye bricks for our home PSG DarkRye bricks for our home

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siouxsam
Nov 07, 2017 9:48 pm
ngrundy
ngrundy
7 November

portee davis - security system

portee davis - security system
VIC

I can't comment on pricing but forget the Mode 3 phone point make sure the security system is using 3G/4G for comms. Once NBN rolls around the phone line goes away so the…

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ngrundy
Nov 07, 2017 4:52 pm
Imightbedave
Imightbedave
7 November

First Build HGWA

First Build HGWA
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Congrats Jenza, that floor looks awesome! As far as I know the tiles need at least a day or two after going down and then probably another day minimum after they’ve…

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Imightbedave
Nov 07, 2017 4:40 pm
just_a_draftee
just_a_draftee
7 November

HGWA Baldivis

HGWA Baldivis
WA

No worries at all :) yeah bulkheads are often one of those things that people don't realise until it is built!

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just_a_draftee
Nov 07, 2017 12:27 am
just_a_draftee

advice on Building Inspector

advice on Building Inspector

What does pre contract inspection mean? Is that a review of site plans n pricing n legal terms in HIA?

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excited_builders
Nov 06, 2017 8:37 pm
anja
anja
6 November

Binet homes vs...

Binet homes vs...
NSW

Hi All Initial conversations with Metricon however may need to consider upgrades to get what we want and so wonder if Binet Homes should be on our list . Please advise -…

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anja
Nov 06, 2017 6:20 pm
anja
Patrick123
Patrick123
6 November

Similar Builders to Carter Grange or a custom builder

Similar Builders to Carter Grange or a custom builder
VIC

Hi all, We are looking to build in Port Melbourne. We liked some of the designs (and prices) of Carter Grange. However, our site is quite narrow, so we will need some…

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Patrick123
Nov 06, 2017 5:53 pm
Teck Yong
Teck Yong
6 November

Re: Choice Living WA

Re: Choice Living WA
WA

I kept calling and sending messages to Mario last Thursday, Friday and Saturday but not reply at all. I try to call to Choice's office from this morning until now (14:04)…

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Teck Yong
Nov 06, 2017 5:05 pm
Joker
Joker
6 November

Independant inspector worth it? Bendigo area

Independant inspector worth it? Bendigo area
VIC

A must, include pre contract inspection, give yourself no surprise, and let's builder know, you have knowledge on your side, building mistakes are common and most builds…

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Joker
Nov 06, 2017 1:19 pm

Tiling work mostly done. Main bathroom, ensuite and powder room turned out per plan hopefully will turn out better once cleaned Ensuite: Powder room

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Gooner
Nov 06, 2017 11:26 am
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
5 November

Minimum Land Width

Minimum Land Width

Thank you for the reply aphsta. We've spoken to the builder today. Apparently there is also some regulations regarding minimum space between the property boundary and windows.

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virgin-builder
Nov 05, 2017 9:40 pm
virgin-builder
Persol
Persol
5 November

Building with Eight Homes !

Building with Eight Homes !
VIC

Excellent. We are at final stage of constructions. Hope to move in in December. Good luck to your rest of the process.

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Persol
Nov 05, 2017 9:11 pm
M and T
M and T
5 November

Our Metricon Liberty 45 on the Northern Beaches, Sydney

Our Metricon Liberty 45 on the Northern Beaches, Sydney
NSW
1 ... 65, 66, 67

You guys have amazing taste! I was looking at a very similar outdoor lounge at Domayne but was pricier so you got a bargain! I ended up going with timber but after looking…

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M and T
Nov 05, 2017 9:08 pm
M and T
nicolawhitelaw
nicolawhitelaw
5 November

Perry Homes @ Cliftleigh Meadows - WERE IN

Perry Homes @ Cliftleigh Meadows - WERE IN
NSW
1 ... 28, 29, 30

Yes we are al settled. House warming in 2 weeks and then looking forward to our first Xmas in here Woo!!! Can’t wait to follow along

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nicolawhitelaw
Nov 05, 2017 8:35 pm
nicolawhitelaw
MiAlJe
MiAlJe
5 November

Dual living plan - what do you think

Dual living plan - what do you think
WA

Hello Wrighto, yes. We are building in Gooseberry Hill. There was a lot of back and forth between the builder and shire over the dual occupancy component but we got there…

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MiAlJe
Nov 05, 2017 4:33 pm
MiAlJe
swsam
swsam
5 November

Cowaramup WA clay soils

Cowaramup WA clay soils
WA

Not sure if your issue has resolved, however I'm building in CVE and my block is an S class site, with possibility of waterproof membrane and/or subsoil drainage, plus…

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swsam
Nov 05, 2017 2:11 pm
anush0703
anush0703
4 November

Building with Hudson Homes

Building with Hudson Homes
NSW
1 ... 16, 17, 18

has anyone done their tile appointment with Hudson homes? do they have a good range of tiles to select or do we have to upgrade always? Thanks

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anush0703
Nov 04, 2017 8:04 pm
stuarth44
stuarth44
4 November

Cost of 3 phase power

Cost of 3 phase power
1, 2

Anybody can dig a trench and a conduit and lines but the point is what are the power charges do they charge an extra top of the extra daily line charge and reading the…

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stuarth44
Nov 04, 2017 7:19 pm
JRbuild
JRbuild
4 November

Building an Allworth Home in Coast Central Estate at Wyee

Building an Allworth Home in Coast Central Estate at Wyee
NSW
1, 2, 3

I knew the sizing was different but I haven't really looked into how much smaller. As a first home I'm sure you'll be very happy. We couldn't resist the Altona. We were…

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JRbuild
Nov 04, 2017 6:08 pm
DanielleJ92
DanielleJ92
4 November

My Build with 8homes!

My Build with 8homes!
VIC

Hi RoseN, I would also be interested to hear how you found the rest of the build and if any issues came about as we have just signed our contracts to build the 'octave'…

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DanielleJ92
Nov 04, 2017 1:32 pm
Mojitostan
Mojitostan
4 November

Allcastle Savannah- Gregory Hills

Allcastle Savannah- Gregory Hills
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Thanks wazza It’s hard to make decision how to build your home and also costly too

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Mojitostan
Nov 04, 2017 1:23 pm
wheelmen
wheelmen
4 November

Still in contract phase

Still in contract phase

can't wait!, working out the specifics.. it's going to be long 7mo. Still getting the mortgage wrapped up. Tomorrow will match siding with the brick and pick out more colors.

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wheelmen
Nov 04, 2017 11:27 am
Ezza78
Ezza78
4 November

Double driveway width

Double driveway width
VIC

Thanks Baz, I think we will be ok then. I’ll measure out plans later but think we are 5m

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Ezza78
Nov 04, 2017 7:17 am
Ryan2007
Ryan2007
3 November

Need help

Need help

Awesome I agree we did discuss this with our tile selection lady but our ss had misplaced the paperwork and asked us all over again! It's hard when you selected and chose…

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Ryan2007
Nov 03, 2017 11:07 pm
Ryan2007

Gardens done so everything complete now! This will probably be it from me. I’ve enjoyed using this forum to see what everyone is up to and to get information. It’s…

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Talkey
Nov 03, 2017 6:51 pm
Talkey
dillongl
dillongl
3 November

GJ Gardner Mandalay 282 Bundanoon

GJ Gardner Mandalay 282 Bundanoon
NSW

Coming along, meeting electrician Monday and gyprock planned for 13th, can’t wait to see the walls in place! Yes all windows from A&L, we have a mix of double hung,…

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dillongl
Nov 03, 2017 6:22 pm
dillongl
Teck Yong
Teck Yong
3 November

Re: Choice Living WA

Re: Choice Living WA
WA

Our house started with site clearing end of June 2016 and until now, still not finished yet. The stage i reach now is first floor lock up. Ground floor still nothing.…

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Teck Yong
Nov 03, 2017 4:20 pm
Amymay
Amymay
3 November

Fairmont Homes Custom Build Myponga, SA

Fairmont Homes Custom Build Myponga, SA
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hellooo much update on the house?? I have my finger crossed for before xmas just wanted to see if youve had any update on handover date ? 😀😀

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Amymay
Nov 03, 2017 1:07 pm
Lenz88
Lenz88
3 November

Cant believe Im here!

Cant believe Im here!
VIC

We are building in outer eastern suburbs and building with Dennis Family homes.

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Lenz88
Nov 03, 2017 12:38 pm

Re: Choice Living

Re: Choice Living
WA

What does it say in your contract? Can it be deducted from your final invoice? - View my blog at www.waldorfgrangebuild.wordpress.com

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Nov 03, 2017 2:33 am
Waldorf_Grange_Build
CiNnY
CiNnY
2 November

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley
VIC
1, 2

Hi Ann, my parents built in Hidden Valley as owner builders 8ish years ago and didn't have any issues even when applying to remove some trees. We are actually moving back…

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CiNnY
Nov 02, 2017 10:21 pm
Dani232
Dani232
2 November

Fairhaven Newport 275+

Fairhaven Newport 275+
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi, We are on the other side of the city but would love to view your home sometime. We would love your feedback. My contact is 0428606667. Thanks, Dani

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Dani232
Nov 02, 2017 2:16 pm
brokenstick
brokenstick
2 November

Appointing a building surveyor? Am I living under a rock!?

Appointing a building surveyor? Am I living under a rock!?
VIC

I have just been told the same from my builder. They are saying I have to use their surveyor (Group 4) as they have a agreement with them for issuing permits and…

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brokenstick
Nov 02, 2017 1:38 pm
nicoledee
nicoledee
2 November

Statesman Felixstow Alfresco build in Two Wells, SA

Statesman Felixstow Alfresco build in Two Wells, SA
SA
1, 2, 3

Oh my God guys I have been soooo busy I've totally forgotten to update!! We handed over on 21st of October and it's amazing. Very little defects to be fixed up. Super…

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nicoledee
Nov 02, 2017 11:07 am

This is how it ended up looking, we did forget to move/create the upstairs linen but we don't really care we can get around it.

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Crownleyian
Nov 02, 2017 10:33 am
Crownleyian
alysanne
alysanne
1 November

Modified Carrington with Statesman Homes S.A [first home].

Modified Carrington with Statesman Homes S.A [first home].
SA
1, 2, 3

ckfd Good, thanks for asking! I got my keys last Friday (about 1.5 weeks after pre handover). Still have some work to complete from other contractors before I move in…

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alysanne
Nov 01, 2017 10:18 pm
Charley
Charley
1 November

Built on a corner block in Melbourne. Moved in pics

Built on a corner block in Melbourne. Moved in pics
VIC
1 ... 29, 30, 31

Thankyou, i just have to wait for everything to grow now. Pond end is all flowering things and opposite fence is veggie patch. Still want to put a weeping cherry tree in…

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Charley
Nov 01, 2017 9:12 pm
Hailsm
Hailsm
1 November

Gyprock to completion

Gyprock to completion

Hi everyone, Just wondering if you could share how long it took from when your gyprock went up to to when your house was completed? We're building a 239sqm house with…

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Hailsm
Nov 01, 2017 9:11 pm
Hailsm
naleens
naleens
1 November

Metricon - Savannah 34 build in Brisbane

Metricon - Savannah 34 build in Brisbane
QLD

Hi Shane, Welcome. We too are building a Savannah 34 in BNE. After some delay in land release, hopefully we can start construction at the end of the month. Looking…

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naleens
Nov 01, 2017 7:16 pm
naleens
naleens
1 November

Metricon Savannah 34 - We are in!

Metricon Savannah 34 - We are in!
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hi Manjula, Good stuff mate. We too are building a Savannah 34 in QLD. Unfortunately our land release got delayed. Where are you building? Cheers, Sam

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naleens
Nov 01, 2017 7:13 pm

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