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joannapaulp
joannapaulp
29 March

New Home Final Inspection defects list

New Home Final Inspection defects list
VIC

Simply have your inspector call the builder and arrange a time for them to go through the house, after they have provided you with the report ton u can hen give this to…

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joannapaulp
Mar 29, 2018 10:49 am
AndySydney
AndySydney
29 March

Passive houses building

Passive houses building
QLD

Sophie Contact John Moynihan at Ecolateral. He will be able to tell you who to talk to in Brisbane.

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AndySydney
Mar 29, 2018 6:36 am
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Jam3
Mar 28, 2018 6:24 pm
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1building
Mar 28, 2018 8:54 am
emmyawards
emmyawards
28 March

Metricon Metro 32 KDRB Bayside Melbourne

Metricon Metro 32 KDRB Bayside Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Thanks will pass onto my husband to check out.

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emmyawards
Mar 28, 2018 6:32 am
Patrick
Patrick
27 March

Anyone here have a facade with Haymes Surface Render colour?

Anyone here have a facade with Haymes Surface Render colour?
VIC

Hi We have picked this colour as our main colour for our facade I am trying to find houses that have this colour but am struggling Does anyone have this paint on their…

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Patrick
Mar 27, 2018 7:09 pm
Patrick
Viz
Viz
27 March

Bacchus Marsh Underbank 2mts fall

Bacchus Marsh Underbank 2mts fall
VIC

Hi All, I would liked to buy a land in Bacchus Marsh Under bank , but lot is having a diagonal fall of 2mts ,the lot size is 416 sq mts , I would like to know the site…

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Viz
Mar 27, 2018 5:52 pm
lifehouse28
lifehouse28
27 March

East Village Leppington

East Village Leppington
NSW

Shout Out!!!!!!!! If any one joining the Neighbourhood’s Fun day @ EAST Village Leppington. http://crownlanddevelopmentsactive.cmai ... 56C00C2519 I found Facebook page…

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lifehouse28
Mar 27, 2018 1:54 pm
nafeesra
nafeesra
27 March

custom Build ownit home ownithomes.com.au quote, upgrades

custom Build ownit home ownithomes.com.au quote, upgrades
QLD

Thank you so much @ for sharing information with me . I will hire private building certifiers for each…

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nafeesra
Mar 27, 2018 1:43 pm
insider
insider
27 March

Builder's soil report contradicts Level 1 compaction report

Builder's soil report contradicts Level 1 compaction report
VIC

If you can post the page with the logs I will have a look at it. You have too much faith in the estate guys.

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insider
Mar 27, 2018 1:21 pm
insider

Building Clarendon Sheridan 34 with Rumpus and Alfresco in K

Building Clarendon Sheridan 34 with Rumpus and Alfresco in K
NSW

How did you go with your appointment Elle? We just did our colour and electrical, what did you choose?

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Richellebentley
Mar 27, 2018 10:31 am

Building Quality Consultant Questions

Building Quality Consultant Questions
VIC

Here Transf0rmer this post may enlighten you further read this from lawyers The courts will request a Structural Engineer on structural matters, Building Inspectors…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 27, 2018 8:55 am
StructuralBIMGuy
symone
symone
27 March

Is Termite Resistant Timber Frame Nessesary in Gold Coast?

Is Termite Resistant Timber Frame Nessesary in Gold Coast?
QLD

We are just north of you and have had termite damage that cost over $5000 to fix. We have elected to build with a steel frame this time around...

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symone
Mar 27, 2018 7:24 am
symone
Johnfish
Johnfish
27 March

PGH Eclipse

PGH Eclipse

Hi Guys, We are about to sign off on all of our selections and we have some concerns about our brick selection. PGH Eclipse. Has anyone else noticed that you can see the…

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Johnfish
Mar 27, 2018 3:52 am
Bri1234
Bri1234
26 March

Is Anyone building with Simonds Home (Flinders)?

Is Anyone building with Simonds Home (Flinders)?
QLD

That's great. I'm looking forward to hearing about your progress. Thanks. We're very happy with how it's come out so far.

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Bri1234
Mar 26, 2018 8:50 pm
Bri1234
mel.mak
mel.mak
26 March

Wardrobe behind wall how big?

Wardrobe behind wall how big?
NSW

Anyone have one of these wardrobes behind bed?? If so how deep is your cabinetry & how wide is your walk way

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mel.mak
Mar 26, 2018 7:01 pm
Krisrobe
Krisrobe
26 March

Statesman Felixstow Alfresco build in Two Wells, SA

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

Hi Nicoledee, just wondering about your finished house, I’m about to start building a very customised Felixstow with muscat grey bricks and wallaby roof and would be…

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Krisrobe
Mar 26, 2018 6:48 pm
sammyraj
sammyraj
26 March

Oaklands Schofields

Oaklands Schofields
NSW
1 ... 40, 41, 42

Hi - Just checking to see if this forum is still active. We are planning on buying a home hear... I can still see that some people have moved in and some are still building.

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sammyraj
Mar 26, 2018 1:00 pm
DustyBlue
DustyBlue
26 March

JG King Pemberton 355

JG King Pemberton 355
VIC

We are looking at this floorplan but smaller version Pemberton 300. Have you started building? Do you have photos?

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DustyBlue
Mar 26, 2018 10:41 am
Nazar
Nazar
25 March

Icon Homes

Icon Homes
NSW

Thanks cabaju to date I have had no issues dealing with them communication has been excellent price has been good just worried it seems too good to be true. Have you built…

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Nazar
Mar 25, 2018 9:37 pm
Sam Smith
Sam Smith
25 March

Plantation Homes - Trinity Lux Q1 @ Thornlands

Plantation Homes - Trinity Lux Q1 @ Thornlands
QLD
1, 2

Touchstone Nero Rectified Polished Porcelain from Beaumont Tiles. Going with the light oak colour. The dark brown is the front door, laundry door, butlers pantry door and…

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Sam Smith
Mar 25, 2018 8:30 pm
Rachael13
Rachael13
25 March

Henley Aegean 38 - KDR in Bayside

Henley Aegean 38 - KDR in Bayside
1, 2

Yeah - it can be a shock - if you change from timber to aluminum doors and windows this can also take down the energy rating, which we did but we kept the aluminum. You…

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Rachael13
Mar 25, 2018 8:30 pm
Rachael13
lolly72
lolly72
25 March

Gas Meter non Compliant

Gas Meter non Compliant

We have just had our our gas meter installed on Friday and we have noticed that the gas company has left a note saying it is non compliant because it is less than 500mm to…

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lolly72
Mar 25, 2018 12:57 pm
B.louise
B.louise
25 March

Building with Hudson Homes

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

Hi, is there anyone who is currently building with Hudson. My partner and I have put a deposit on a house and land package with them.

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B.louise
Mar 25, 2018 7:27 am
Best Wishes
Best Wishes
24 March

BASE PRICE EXTENSION CHARGES AFTER 270 DAYS FROM METRICON

BASE PRICE EXTENSION CHARGES AFTER 270 DAYS FROM METRICON

how i pay extra penalties while i have to pay only 6 months penalties for delayed land tilted . but they charging me for 14 months penalties which is unacceptable because…

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Best Wishes
Mar 24, 2018 10:35 pm
algernon
algernon
24 March

Tiled roof or Colorbond !?

Tiled roof or Colorbond !?
WA
1, 2

It also occurs to me that I haven't mentioned building for the OP's climate. Perth is in Climate Zone 5 (Warm Temperate), with mild winters and hot summers (see the…

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algernon
Mar 24, 2018 8:56 am

Soil removal sydney

Soil removal sydney
NSW

Bulk soil is 1.5 tonnes/m3 Compacted soil is 1.8 tonnes/m3 Mass = Volume x Density 142 m3 x 1.5 tonnes/m3 = 213 tonnes bulked

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 23, 2018 10:20 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Agro
Agro
23 March

Building with Bellriver Homes

Building with Bellriver Homes
NSW
1, 2

Hi guys, i am building with BR homes and going for my colour selections in April was wondering what to expect from the tiles and is laminate more expensive than tiles? and…

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Agro
Mar 23, 2018 3:41 pm
ianjel
ianjel
23 March

Feedback on floor plan please

Feedback on floor plan please

thank you for the feedback. It confirmed my understanding on the floor plan. That's actually the next thing I am going to research because I've heard that even double…

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ianjel
Mar 23, 2018 7:42 am
Blackv127
Blackv127
22 March

Duplex build, Subdivision and Stamp Duty

Duplex build, Subdivision and Stamp Duty
NSW

Yes it is definitely possible if you know how. After the property is subdivided into two torrens title lots, you will have two properties with both names on each. At this…

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Blackv127
Mar 22, 2018 9:10 pm
Best Wishes
Best Wishes
22 March

Around $ 20 K for base prize extension.Did some paid that Am

Around $ 20 K for base prize extension.Did some paid that Am

Hi Please tell me is any one paid huge amount for base price extension to metricon ? OR did they reduced or negotiate base price extension with M Home builder.please reply…

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Best Wishes
Mar 22, 2018 8:37 pm
icat2000
icat2000
22 March

Liquidate Damges for builders

Liquidate Damges for builders
NSW

Ours is $250 a week, but we are in regional Victoria.

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icat2000
Mar 22, 2018 6:23 pm
icat2000
algernon
algernon
22 March

Independent Building Inspector Queries and My rights

Independent Building Inspector Queries and My rights

I'd suggest you speak to your solicitor about this, as the answers to these will depend on the terms of your specific contract and situation. As very general and…

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algernon
Mar 22, 2018 4:02 pm
RAS1
RAS1
22 March

KDR with existing in-ground pool on site

KDR with existing in-ground pool on site

Hi all, Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who has contributed to this forum. I've been bowled over by the community here, with so much great information being…

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RAS1
Mar 22, 2018 2:42 pm
RAS1
TCJ
TCJ
22 March

Power to Site

Power to Site
NSW

Has anyone had issues getting power to site? Coral have called and said there is a 3 month wait. We either hire a generator, borrow power from neighbours or put the build…

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TCJ
Mar 22, 2018 11:46 am
cuVD
cuVD
22 March

Who else purchased in Gill Estate, Lot 4, Boundary Road?

Who else purchased in Gill Estate, Lot 4, Boundary Road?
NSW
1, 2

wondering if anyone going to start building house soon as we bought the land recently?

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cuVD
Mar 22, 2018 10:27 am
Fee121
Fee121
21 March

Building Contract days exceeded

Building Contract days exceeded

Don’t forget to take out rain days and Christmas shut down which is usually 3weeks.

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Fee121
Mar 21, 2018 8:41 pm
CorinneB
CorinneB
21 March

Commercial and residential builder

Commercial and residential builder
VIC

Oh I should add, we saw one of his jobs that he finished and another that he was building and compared to all the other builders we had seen, especially volume builders -…

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CorinneB
Mar 21, 2018 5:29 pm
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Mish018
Mar 21, 2018 3:56 pm
icat2000
icat2000
21 March

Aspire Designer Homes

Aspire Designer Homes
VIC

Probably just waiting for stuff they have ordered to be delivered or suppliers they have booked to commence. We had a little bit of a gap between site cut and next bit.…

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icat2000
Mar 21, 2018 4:29 am
icat2000
Rafferty
Rafferty
20 March

KDR

KDR

Just wondering if there is anyone here building with Metricon Franklin 45. Thanks

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Rafferty
Mar 20, 2018 9:57 pm
mrsp
mrsp
20 March

Building a jgking belva

Building a jgking belva
VIC
1, 2

Hi Marsha, Your house is looking fantastic. Love the tiles you've chosen & paint colours. Could I bother you for the paint colour & brand of your walls & also the…

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mrsp
Mar 20, 2018 3:41 pm
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gillybean
Mar 20, 2018 12:32 pm
gillybean
icat2000
icat2000
20 March

Mimosa Homes Site Cost

Mimosa Homes Site Cost
VIC

Site costs can vary widely between builders. You need to compare all the costs when building your house. Look at the full quote for everything in your house and then make…

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icat2000
Mar 20, 2018 10:21 am
icat2000
Mr_Ed
Mr_Ed
20 March

Clarendon Sheridan Build - Box Hill NSW

Clarendon Sheridan Build - Box Hill NSW
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Oh... You might need to invest in some noise cancelling earphones :lol:

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Mr_Ed
Mar 20, 2018 9:54 am
dreamlabs4u
dreamlabs4u
20 March

Urban Fringe Praline Bricks

Urban Fringe Praline Bricks
NSW

Spotme ... We are just going to build our double storey Home using the Urban Fringe Praline Brick. We actually wanted something of a white finish in the standard range and…

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dreamlabs4u
Mar 20, 2018 9:31 am
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arcadelt
Mar 20, 2018 8:16 am


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