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charlibear
charlibear
15 July

Building Simonds Modified Palisade

Building Simonds Modified Palisade
VIC

Following along, your floor plan uses space effectively, great choice in floor plan

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charlibear
Jul 15, 2017 9:17 pm
charlibear
bananarama
bananarama
15 July

Painted FC above alfresco sliding door

Painted FC above alfresco sliding door

Hi, A while ago a saw someone had posted pictures where they had painted the cladding above their alfresco door black (or another dark colour). Does anyone remember who…

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bananarama
Jul 15, 2017 6:47 pm
Southies
Southies
15 July

Weatherboard Installers

Weatherboard Installers
NSW

think they're 3 metres long so nothing to do about it :roll: the piers were installed by the granny flat company we're using. The manufacturer of the sub-floor piering is…

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Southies
Jul 15, 2017 2:18 pm
Southies
Megera
Megera
15 July

Our Simonds Express Journey (Westbury)

Our Simonds Express Journey (Westbury)
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

They'll brick it from the inside and it will look shit. Our neighbours had to do the same thing. We are 20cm off boundary and they built to boundary after us and had…

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Megera
Jul 15, 2017 2:11 pm
Megera

Demolition Recommendations - Sydney

Demolition Recommendations - Sydney
NSW

Definitely NOT Gabraels House Demolition......worst week of our lives. :(

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Fingerscrossed
Jul 15, 2017 10:03 am
spice girl
spice girl
14 July

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

Thanks Rachael13, really appreciate the encouragement. We are working with Waterstone Broker with ANZ. The 2nd preapproval was very quick, virtually next day approval…

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spice girl
Jul 14, 2017 10:49 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
14 July

MDF Bulkhead Question

MDF Bulkhead Question
QLD

You seemed a bit unsure in your first post about what they actually are, so I can only assume they are what you have deduced are the fills between the top of your…

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arcadelt
Jul 14, 2017 8:45 pm

SURVEY FEES

SURVEY FEES
WA

THEYsaiditseasy123 I assume the block was already surveyed for the subdivision and they would have established CPs then?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 14, 2017 8:32 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Ezza78
Ezza78
14 July

Surfmist fascias - any photos to share?

Surfmist fascias - any photos to share?
VIC

Thanks everyone! I changed the fascias and barge ends to surfmist. Last min change before contracts signed!!

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Ezza78
Jul 14, 2017 7:40 pm
Parabatzis
Parabatzis
14 July

Need a Reliable and Honest builder

Need a Reliable and Honest builder
VIC

Lookup granvue homes smaller builder site supervisor Gary is great and guarantees everything is spot on

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Parabatzis
Jul 14, 2017 6:47 pm
Lyndal2004
Lyndal2004
14 July

Kit homes

Kit homes

Has anyone built kit homes? Feedback?

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Lyndal2004
Jul 14, 2017 4:28 pm
ChelseaS
ChelseaS
14 July

Garage door color

Garage door color
SA

Hi MickNolan, have you decided on what garage door color to use?

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ChelseaS
Jul 14, 2017 2:12 pm
Kapinka
Kapinka
14 July

Porter Davis Contract Signing

Porter Davis Contract Signing
VIC

Ours was emailed through as we told them we wouldn't be signing without reviewing it first. All seemed to be in order, unfortunately for us we chose the wrong builder who…

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Kapinka
Jul 14, 2017 11:43 am
Kapinka
frojo
frojo
14 July

Anyone building with Fowler Homes?

Anyone building with Fowler Homes?
NSW

Hi keith77, we are looking at the Hampton 28 for a knock down rebuild on the Central Coast. Did you have to pay a tender fee and how has the process gone so far with…

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frojo
Jul 14, 2017 11:06 am
frojo
Kat_1025
Kat_1025
14 July

Fairhaven Homes Newport 361 in Sth East Melbourne

Fairhaven Homes Newport 361 in Sth East Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 39, 40, 41

I think the evap cooling runs off a totally different system. Ours is refrigerated and is built into the same ducts etc. Just an FYI with the 2 zones... you can't have…

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Kat_1025
Jul 14, 2017 6:06 am
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41202
Jul 13, 2017 11:02 pm
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markandsam
markandsam
13 July

Building with firstyle - Silkwood 20.7

Building with firstyle - Silkwood 20.7
NSW

We are building with Firstyle and we are now waiting on the first designs and land to register in August or September. Not sure what the wait time from registration to…

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markandsam
Jul 13, 2017 8:17 pm
McM_17
McM_17
13 July

Inspiration Homes - our first house.

Inspiration Homes - our first house.
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

The legal system is hopeless!! All those disgusting liars just keep ripping us off

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McM_17
Jul 13, 2017 6:39 pm
emts
emts
13 July

ADDITIONAL POWER RUN (INCL TRENCHING)

ADDITIONAL POWER RUN (INCL TRENCHING)
WA

mine in vic was just over 17K extra for 120 meters (3 phase however so some more cable costs plus does go up the longer it is) but seems inline

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emts
Jul 13, 2017 4:27 pm
RegVic
RegVic
13 July

Simonds Hudson Bendigo

Simonds Hudson Bendigo
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Congrats Asha! Enjoy your new home :)

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RegVic
Jul 13, 2017 1:42 pm
RegVic
Joker
Joker
13 July

Recommendation for a construction building inspector?

Recommendation for a construction building inspector?
VIC

Then I would pm from this forum, building expert, he also has a website.

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Joker
Jul 13, 2017 1:36 pm

More great progress yesterday.

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techau
Jul 13, 2017 12:09 pm
techau
Emperor41
Emperor41
13 July

Henley Emperor 48 - craigieburn Mt. Aitkin

Henley Emperor 48 - craigieburn Mt. Aitkin
VIC

Hello Sukh Singh, We are building Emperor 41 in Tarneit with Duke Facade, We are also thinking of going…

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Emperor41
Jul 13, 2017 11:41 am
Gio
Gio
13 July

PD Charlton - extended kitchen

PD Charlton - extended kitchen
VIC

goldencrumble I am a big fan of the Charlton33 with the extended kitchen. I don't know the price but I know someone who built the Charlton33 Checkout this blog

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Gio
Jul 13, 2017 10:59 am
sandy_1910
sandy_1910
13 July

Planning for a new home in Truganina - Charlto 33 With PD

Planning for a new home in Truganina - Charlto 33 With PD
VIC

Hi guys, we are planning to build Charlton 33(with base price 264K ) with PD in next couple of months and our budget is strictly 340K( with grand alfresco, garage…

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sandy_1910
Jul 13, 2017 10:32 am
zee1308
zee1308
13 July

Prinicipal place of Residence and First Home Buyer Stamp Red

Prinicipal place of Residence and First Home Buyer Stamp Red
VIC

Hi All, My FHOG has been granted and i have got UIN Number. I would like to apply for Stamp Duty Rebate as i paid full on 300k land. Can anyone guide me how to do it…

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zee1308
Jul 13, 2017 8:58 am

Have any one bought a land with The Hills Estate

Have any one bought a land with The Hills Estate

hi guys I bought a land in the gables near Box hill called The hills estate, registration will be 2019, is there any one my neighbor? thinking about buy another land as…

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acindyworld
Jul 13, 2017 1:12 am
Doulton777
Doulton777
13 July

Our Metricon Merricks 38

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

Oh your very blessed. Specially since they fixed everything as well viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Jul 13, 2017 12:46 am
Doulton777
Ricaaaa
Ricaaaa
12 July

Building with Fairmont homes NSW

Building with Fairmont homes NSW
NSW

ank did you end up going ahead with your build? how was it?

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Ricaaaa
Jul 12, 2017 8:59 pm
Ricaaaa
Ricaaaa
Ricaaaa
12 July

Fairmont Homes NSW

Fairmont Homes NSW
NSW

Not a lot happening in this thread. Jorvir and bugslife did either of you go ahead with Fairmont?

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Ricaaaa
Jul 12, 2017 8:56 pm
Ricaaaa
singalg
singalg
12 July

Wisdom Homes Signature package??

Wisdom Homes Signature package??
NSW

Thanks, that's pretty close. I am waiting for final revised tender, and then contract. What stage in the process are you at?

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singalg
Jul 12, 2017 8:26 pm
voltairevi
voltairevi
12 July

Sahara Q1 - happy ever after

Sahara Q1 - happy ever after
VIC
1 ... 186, 187, 188

To chime in. I was told having acoustic insulation and getting the best carpet underlay does not differ that much in sound proofing between floors. Of course if you have…

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voltairevi
Jul 12, 2017 7:36 pm
Tess N
Tess N
12 July

Allworth Homes: Rude Customer Service

Allworth Homes: Rude Customer Service

Allworth Homes carried out a build on a neighbouring plot, and in the process damaged my fence. When I wrote in to request that they remind their workers to be more…

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Tess N
Jul 12, 2017 7:33 pm
Joker
Joker
12 July

Suspended concrete slab

Suspended concrete slab

Hi, pm, stewie D or bashworth, they will know.

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Joker
Jul 12, 2017 7:26 pm
Bolton
Bolton
12 July

First home! Building we Simonds home (Bolton)

First home! Building we Simonds home (Bolton)
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Looks great. Glad you fixed up the waterproofing problem.

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Bolton
Jul 12, 2017 4:32 pm
iceberg.
iceberg.
12 July

KDR - Rawson Edge 39 - Ryde - almost done

KDR - Rawson Edge 39 - Ryde - almost done
NSW
1, 2, 3

Wow felt like I've been reading your thread only yesterday. Time must've flown. Looking forward to seeing pictures of your furnished home! It's a shame about the…

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iceberg.
Jul 12, 2017 3:23 pm

Traditional Outside and Modern Inside

Traditional Outside and Modern Inside

I'm doing this, too, with some traditional flair inside but with modern twists. The exterior is recycled red brick, with a gal roof and white mortar w/verandah. Interior…

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untidytowns
Jul 12, 2017 10:59 am
Tuttsee
Tuttsee
12 July

Handover Inspection Brisbane

Handover Inspection Brisbane
QLD

Thanks for the support. As I expected, the builder is now saying that our original plan was "not possible" to build. Why we were not involved is beyond me, & I know from …

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Tuttsee
Jul 12, 2017 8:54 am
Tayab
Tayab
12 July

New build in Melbourne West

New build in Melbourne West
VIC

Hey guys, new in forum Thinking of constructing 25sq house in western suburbs Melbourne. Do not want something very fancy but the usual, stone bench, 2.7 high ceilings,…

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Tayab
Jul 12, 2017 6:36 am
TNC83
TNC83
12 July

Advice needed: Financing extra items after handover

Advice needed: Financing extra items after handover

Thanks for your reply MandM+4. I think talking to our lender about adding to our existing loan would probably be the way to go- just another thing to add to the 'To do'…

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TNC83
Jul 12, 2017 6:10 am
TNC83

Framing is near completion by the end of the week.

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way2funky
Jul 11, 2017 10:49 pm
Rishy285
Rishy285
11 July

Colorado Q1 build in SE Queensland?

Colorado Q1 build in SE Queensland?
QLD

Hey guys/gals, So my partner and I are growing ever closer to starting the build of our new home, the Colorado Q1 with Plantation Homes.. It really sucks that there is no…

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Rishy285
Jul 11, 2017 10:01 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
11 July

Driveway colour

Driveway colour
VIC

Sorry. Don't know the price. Was included in my base price.

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aloenyx
Jul 11, 2017 8:52 pm
aloenyx
GazMan72
GazMan72
11 July

Bellriver homes Jordan springs east

Bellriver homes Jordan springs east
NSW

Yeah bit frustrating with selection changes and what seemed like very exxy costs for them...Also fairly inflexible for a few things as well...But once final plans were…

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GazMan72
Jul 11, 2017 8:22 pm
samara
samara
11 July

mojo homes

mojo homes

Anyone building with mojo homes Mcdonald Jones' sister company. We are building with them and we are very disappointed they build the wrong facade and they are now…

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samara
Jul 11, 2017 7:16 pm

Electrical Through Onsite Electrician vs Clipsal

Electrical Through Onsite Electrician vs Clipsal
QLD

Our sc at Hallmark actually suggested we use their tradies (privately) for extra stuff when our build starts because it's cheaper! Not sure about Coral, but I've…

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Bridgetwitch
Jul 11, 2017 5:36 pm
Bridgetwitch
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
11 July

Emporio 43 with henley

Emporio 43 with henley
VIC

Yea thats definitely not an easy thing to have to wait for! We were lucky to have all of our appointments and signed contracts on the day we titled but still having to…

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stayxtrue
Jul 11, 2017 2:14 pm
stayxtrue
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aden
Jul 11, 2017 1:34 pm


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