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LevaneT
LevaneT
1 November

AllCastle Contract sign to commence build

AllCastle Contract sign to commence build
NSW

wrong power points should be 30 additional. This can use for power over ethernet or wi fi speakers.

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LevaneT
Nov 01, 2017 12:02 pm
wentworth33
wentworth33
1 November

Anyone building with wentworth 33 with Clarendon?

Anyone building with wentworth 33 with Clarendon?
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi Jess98, My 6K does include my changes for my latest changes on the external lights. I added 3 more external lights. (2 at the front for left and right and 1 near by…

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wentworth33
Nov 01, 2017 10:20 am
rum_home
rum_home
1 November

Arramont Estate - Wollert Victoria

Arramont Estate - Wollert Victoria
VIC

Stage 1 has started, took the drone for a look and here is a progress picture. A lot of rocks, and looks like they've filled in at least 2 dams and dump the rocks in a…

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rum_home
Nov 01, 2017 8:12 am
rum_home
mel.mak
mel.mak
1 November

PGH Espresso Bricks Mortar Colour?

PGH Espresso Bricks Mortar Colour?
NSW

Thank you!! How exciting seeing all this progress Our bricks get delivered today then bricking starts in a week and a half we had a delay with the frames they finished…

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mel.mak
Nov 01, 2017 7:15 am
Katehutch
Katehutch
1 November

Building Eden Brae Bristol 31??

Building Eden Brae Bristol 31??
NSW
1, 2, 3

Any updates or photos for those of you building the bristol? Would love to see!

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Katehutch
Nov 01, 2017 6:43 am
wongbruce
wongbruce
31 October

How much % of deposit your builder is asking when you sign a

How much % of deposit your builder is asking when you sign a

Eden Brae Homes don’t offer a preliminary contract they offer a HIA building contract which clearly stipulates the terms and conditions of the building process as well…

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wongbruce
Oct 31, 2017 11:04 pm

Hi All, Just about to start our first home build, building on poles, split level on a sloping site and would like some advice on the below 2 ways of going about the…

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DMalcolm
Oct 31, 2017 6:27 pm
CG Scardycat
CG Scardycat
31 October

When your builder provide a building contract?

When your builder provide a building contract?

We have ours now. With our builder (Rawson), we would usually get the contract prior to the tiles/colours/electrical appointment but we pushed to get our appointments in…

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CG Scardycat
Oct 31, 2017 4:53 pm
spice girl
spice girl
31 October

Building Henley Palace Lux Q1 5BR with MODs in West MEL

Building Henley Palace Lux Q1 5BR with MODs in West MEL
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Latest Update - Finance is fully approved! Phew! Land construction was completed 3/10/17 , now waiting council approval - been advised its any day now.

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spice girl
Oct 31, 2017 12:54 pm
onetonnesam
onetonnesam
30 October

Allcastle Grandworth 42.5

Allcastle Grandworth 42.5
NSW

Hey mate, I’d be putting in more like 5-10% of your house build cost on landscaping. And for the driveway, you can expect to pay between $70 to $100 p square metre…

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onetonnesam
Oct 30, 2017 10:38 pm

We have drains and plumbing! I'll take any progress at the moment! :lol:

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saz1980
Oct 30, 2017 7:58 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
29 October

Our KDR journey on Lake Macquarie- XMAS HANDOVER

Our KDR journey on Lake Macquarie- XMAS HANDOVER
NSW
1 ... 17, 18, 19

What a great idea. It looks excellent. Just merges with the fence. Gee that would look great on the edge of our concrete drop beside the pool.

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cat_dunc
Oct 29, 2017 8:51 pm
cat_dunc
fleabee86
fleabee86
29 October

First Home :) Building with Dixon Homes

First Home :) Building with Dixon Homes
QLD
1 ... 29, 30, 31

It’s definitely been handy Rural! Although things do get done last

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fleabee86
Oct 29, 2017 8:48 pm
fleabee86
aloenyx
aloenyx
29 October

Nails and metal in soil...

Nails and metal in soil...

My land is still covered in bits of littered rubbish. We put down top soil over most of it, so only notice it really when I dig holes to plant things. Always wear gloves…

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aloenyx
Oct 29, 2017 7:46 pm
aloenyx
Amymay
Amymay
29 October

Fairmont Homes - Custom build

Fairmont Homes - Custom build
SA

Hello mango_gelato 😊we too are building with fairmont and although the administration side of things took forever our build is coming along great 😀 As far as extra…

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Amymay
Oct 29, 2017 7:29 pm
televisi
televisi
29 October

Yellow-ish grey water and no-maintenance gutter guard

Yellow-ish grey water and no-maintenance gutter guard
VIC

Thanks for your reply! At the end, I installed gutter guard by put an ad on hi pages website (thus I received 3 quotes) and since it is installed, the grey water is…

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televisi
Oct 29, 2017 6:33 pm
KBUILD
KBUILD
29 October

Coast Central - Wyee - NSW Central Coast

Coast Central - Wyee - NSW Central Coast
NSW

Hi Everyone. Me and my partner are building in stage 3 also. We are building the Coral Home Noosa 25. I have also spoken to rod and he said that we will all get a…

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KBUILD
Oct 29, 2017 4:28 pm
LibertyNR
LibertyNR
29 October

Has anyone applied surface sealing to face bricks?

Has anyone applied surface sealing to face bricks?

Thank you both for the comment, I was told over the years the brick will absorb water and dry over and over agin which will weaken the bricks. And to keep the cleaning job…

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LibertyNR
Oct 29, 2017 1:26 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
29 October

Coral Daydream 32

Coral Daydream 32
NSW
1 ... 55, 56, 57

Yep I reckon you and I are right and the friends were wrong. They said they were only made to make it 1.8 high for 90cm against the boundary on that internal fence.…

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cat_dunc
Oct 29, 2017 9:05 am
cat_dunc
anonymous-
anonymous-
28 October

Village Square Edmondson Park Stage 17, 18, & 19

Village Square Edmondson Park Stage 17, 18, & 19
NSW
1, 2

Took advantage of the clear weather following the rain earlier in the week! As always, good to see a lot of progress in the last few weeks. A few things I noticed since…

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anonymous-
Oct 28, 2017 8:34 pm
ruraldoc
ruraldoc
28 October

Building our dream - Acreage Build

Building our dream - Acreage Build
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Congrats Abuild. Will be glad to see some of your reno work!

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ruraldoc
Oct 28, 2017 6:27 pm
ruraldoc

With the roof cover scheduled to go on next week we felt it was probably about time we posted on the build. It is a dual accommodation home for my wife and I, two young…

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MiAlJe
Oct 28, 2017 6:25 pm
MiAlJe
hitarth18
hitarth18
28 October

Austral urban one range in pepper

Austral urban one range in pepper
NSW
1, 2, 3

I think shades in QLD are different to that in NSW in Urban One range. We chose Pepper Brick based on what we saw in one of the color studio of our builders. It seemed a…

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hitarth18
Oct 28, 2017 6:25 pm
RnR_Miamidream
RnR_Miamidream
28 October

MJH - Miami 16 Builders - Classic cladded facade -Pictures?

MJH - Miami 16 Builders - Classic cladded facade -Pictures?
NSW

Hi Everyone, New to forum. We are building a Miami 16 in the Wollondilly area - south…

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RnR_Miamidream
Oct 28, 2017 4:20 pm
frgdgrl
frgdgrl
28 October

Journey with Mimosa Homes VIC

Journey with Mimosa Homes VIC
VIC
1, 2

Hi there we also chose johanna 240 bedroom option. Did u push through with tweaking the floor plan? If its ok, can we see some pictures of common areas? I also made a…

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frgdgrl
Oct 28, 2017 2:38 pm
frgdgrl
frgdgrl
28 October

Mimosa homes

Mimosa homes
VIC

Hi guys i made a facebook group named ‘building with mimosa homes’ so we can share our experiences with this builder and hopefully help out each other.

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frgdgrl
Oct 28, 2017 2:09 pm
vnoddy
vnoddy
27 October

Clarendon Sheridan Build - Box Hill NSW

Clarendon Sheridan Build - Box Hill NSW
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi, we are thinking about the boston. Did you do many changes? Can you share yours plans? Thanks Velona

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vnoddy
Oct 27, 2017 8:22 pm
bebebella
bebebella
27 October

Eliston Estate - Clyde, Melbourne

Eliston Estate - Clyde, Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hello neighbors! We just bought a block of land from the rowy release. Title will be on Dec 2018. Will expect delays as what the previous releases have experienced. 😊

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bebebella
Oct 27, 2017 7:06 pm
Anand C
Anand C
27 October

Coral homes Noosa 23MKII at Ipswich, Queensland

Coral homes Noosa 23MKII at Ipswich, Queensland
QLD

Finally we got an email this morning that the construction will start on the 14th of November. I hope all the paper work gets sorted before that and they dont delay it…

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Anand C
Oct 27, 2017 12:11 pm
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Abdull.83
Oct 27, 2017 12:05 pm
Nabeelc
Nabeelc
27 October

Our Metricon Merricks 38

Our Metricon Merricks 38
QLD
1 ... 6, 7, 8

I signed contract in July last year. Selected 2pac at M-Studio selection and then pay variation.

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Nabeelc
Oct 27, 2017 8:15 am
Nabeelc
abhishu
abhishu
26 October

Metricon murchison 15 B pics and suggestions.

Metricon murchison 15 B pics and suggestions.
VIC

Hi , anyone pls upload the pics of metricon murchison 15 B house. Especially front, backyard and living Appreciate if any upgrade suggestions like ceiling height.

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abhishu
Oct 26, 2017 11:55 pm
Lenz88
Lenz88
26 October

Building with the Dennis Family - tips and advice please :)

Building with the Dennis Family - tips and advice please :)
VIC

The builder applies for the permits on your behalf. Where are you building and do you know if you need any council dispensations? We waited till we got approval from the…

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Lenz88
Oct 26, 2017 11:19 pm
Joshwaan2k
Joshwaan2k
26 October

Building Simonds Prague with Modifications

Building Simonds Prague with Modifications
VIC
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Cool thanks for that gives us an idea how much mark up they put in our quote as they not itemized anything yet.

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Joshwaan2k
Oct 26, 2017 9:32 pm
BobbyBrendan
BobbyBrendan
26 October

Recommendation for Builders - knock down,build your own plan

Recommendation for Builders - knock down,build your own plan
VIC

OK, off they go on Gumtree then. What about recommendation for custom builders in Western suburb of Melbourne?

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BobbyBrendan
Oct 26, 2017 7:05 pm

Hi guys long time since I’ve been on here. It’s been 2 year since we had moved into our MJH. Just wanting to see how other people have gone with defects and major…

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gohmsen
Oct 26, 2017 6:51 pm
asbcon
asbcon
26 October

Fake asbestos removal dockets... what should we do?

Fake asbestos removal dockets... what should we do?

Update from today... Asked the demo company for a the EPA's Waste Locate Consignment # and they declined to provide it. I think…

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asbcon
Oct 26, 2017 6:06 pm
asbcon
bank
bank
26 October

How long was everyone's admin stage?

How long was everyone's admin stage?
VIC

Paid initial deposit end May 2015, signed contract October 2016, site start March 2017.

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bank
Oct 26, 2017 12:32 pm
bank
TashPaul
TashPaul
26 October

Name of the contract - help

Name of the contract - help
NSW

Just sign under your maiden name. Much easier and completely legal.

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TashPaul
Oct 26, 2017 11:27 am
TashPaul

NBN Installation on new home.

NBN Installation on new home.

Good morning all, We have recently sat down and signed the contract for our new home!!! One of the additions i left off the contract was the NBN package which was quoted…

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ThomasTheDankEngine
Oct 26, 2017 10:01 am
roscoepikotrain
roscoepikotrain
26 October

Porter Davis hamptons vs ?

Porter Davis hamptons vs ?
QLD

Metricon has the Balmain 51 which is similar in price to the Marriott Grange They have a display at the surrounds in helensvale https://www.metricon.com.au/display-hom…

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roscoepikotrain
Oct 26, 2017 9:42 am
Adam R
Adam R
26 October

Metricon prices

Metricon prices

Cheers rum-home Should of pulled my finger out and locked it in earlier, had no idea prices moved that quick. Probably the first home buyers bonus carried over to new…

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Adam R
Oct 26, 2017 9:27 am
Carpentacular
Carpentacular
26 October

Expenses acquired during build. What am I in for?

Expenses acquired during build. What am I in for?
WA
1, 2

As been posted, shop around. Strange the valuation failure was equivalent to what you had put away don't you think?

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Carpentacular
Oct 26, 2017 7:20 am
Chiara95
Chiara95
25 October

First Home Owner - Building in Springfield Rise

First Home Owner - Building in Springfield Rise
QLD
1, 2, 3

Hey! We're building with Valeco. We have a driveway allowance of 50m2, but we didn't need all of it for our driveway. Our sales consultant recommended we use some of the…

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Chiara95
Oct 25, 2017 9:01 pm
Misskb
Misskb
25 October

Simonds Express - Rathdowne - Western Melbourne

Simonds Express - Rathdowne - Western Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 29, 30, 31

Thank you so much for your reply and your advise 😊

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Misskb
Oct 25, 2017 5:26 pm
Misskb
rum_home
rum_home
25 October

Home valuations on new house/land builds

Home valuations on new house/land builds
VIC

Oh that's not good. Guess they cannot do a valuation on an untitled land, beyond your cost price. But they can do an expected value on an unbuilt house in a new area?

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rum_home
Oct 25, 2017 2:07 pm
rum_home
vnoddy
vnoddy
25 October

Highgrove Box Hill

Highgrove Box Hill
NSW

Hi, We are about to put a deposit on a house and land package at Box Hill wondering what hidden cost we don't know about? Can…

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vnoddy
Oct 25, 2017 1:21 pm

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