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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
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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
Salfield
Salfield
25 October

Anyone building with Masterton in Maitland NSW area ? Feedba

Anyone building with Masterton in Maitland NSW area ? Feedba
NSW

Hi mate. We are most likely going to build with Clarendon, as like you they have the perfect plan for us. If you want to look at a masterton home that is pretty close to…

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Salfield
Oct 25, 2017 11:40 am
building-expert
building-expert
25 October

Questions for variations and costs first home buyer

Questions for variations and costs first home buyer
VIC

It is impossible to give you a meaning answer without your contract review. For example, it will state in your contract who pays for the building permit.

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building-expert
Oct 25, 2017 10:05 am
building-expert
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arcadelt
Oct 25, 2017 8:42 am
mrcool4
mrcool4
24 October

Mimosa Homes Site Cost

Mimosa Homes Site Cost
VIC

Yes, Mimosa fixes the site cost.

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mrcool4
Oct 24, 2017 10:42 pm
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NthHome
Oct 24, 2017 10:39 pm
mclare
mclare
24 October

Building and Fences

Building and Fences
VIC

At what stage did your builder let you get your fencing done? TIA.

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mclare
Oct 24, 2017 7:54 pm
mclare
Dylandbrooke
Dylandbrooke
24 October

NSW: Coral Homes Avoca 23 - Started to update :)

NSW: Coral Homes Avoca 23 - Started to update :)
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hey Whitey What would you recommend to do for the bare basics for electrical? We'd like to get some work done after handover (or via the electrician onsite if he allows)…

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Dylandbrooke
Oct 24, 2017 1:13 pm
Dylandbrooke
trimum
trimum
24 October

How long Kurmond Homes will take to build double story home?

How long Kurmond Homes will take to build double story home?
NSW

Yes it is so stressful I never thought a housebuild would be like this, you would think with all this extra time the quality would be amazing but it is far from that. A…

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trimum
Oct 24, 2017 11:53 am
trimum
nicolawhitelaw
nicolawhitelaw
24 October

Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows

Noosa 26 @ Cliftleigh Meadows
NSW
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The fb says feb and when I last chatted to Greg in the office he said feb and looking right to go on time. They seem like their smashing it

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nicolawhitelaw
Oct 24, 2017 11:49 am
nicolawhitelaw
Timmylol
Timmylol
24 October

A few questions about building with Carlisle Homes

A few questions about building with Carlisle Homes
VIC

Hi, I'm also considering the Montague 44 and have pondered on some of your questions myself. 1.…

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Timmylol
Oct 24, 2017 11:29 am
blackcat20
blackcat20
24 October

Anyone else building in Belmond on Clyde?

Anyone else building in Belmond on Clyde?
VIC

November tilted and December settlement is what I've been told.

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blackcat20
Oct 24, 2017 10:36 am
blackcat20

Hi , We are building a house up to the north coast where we are all planning to live. We are a family of 3 (the little one is 2 and half) and we're…

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meskine
Oct 24, 2017 10:15 am
Ckfd
Ckfd
24 October

Building Modified Statesman Ashville

Building Modified Statesman Ashville
SA
1, 2, 3

alysanne sorry for taking so long to get back to you. We got our keys at the same time as pre handover. Our bank paid the final payment 2 weeks early accidentally so they…

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Ckfd
Oct 24, 2017 8:23 am
Ckfd

Fairwater in Blacktown by Australand

Fairwater in Blacktown by Australand
NSW
1 ... 63, 64, 65

Hi Archie 17 I'll vouch for Fairwater. I don't think many use this forum anymore so I don't think you'll get much feedback. I've said before in this site that Fairwater…

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One Boulevard Buyer
Oct 24, 2017 8:15 am
Caydenn
Caydenn
24 October

Build Thread: Coral Homes Noosa 23

Build Thread: Coral Homes Noosa 23
NSW

That roof looks fantastic!! What colour is your roof tiles and gutters?

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Caydenn
Oct 24, 2017 6:12 am
Caydenn

Tiling has begun. I'm so excited to see it all done.

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Joelleg6
Oct 23, 2017 9:32 pm
Joelleg6
icat2000
icat2000
23 October

rockbank accolade builders

rockbank accolade builders
VIC

Maybe you could share what you are stuck on between the two builders?

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icat2000
Oct 23, 2017 7:45 pm
icat2000
MrCJ
MrCJ
23 October

Building a Carlisle Homes Radison 35 in Boronia (KDRB)

Building a Carlisle Homes Radison 35 in Boronia (KDRB)
VIC

Here is the latest on my house: Site works done Plumbing in Slab…

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MrCJ
Oct 23, 2017 11:35 am
Mrs_W
Mrs_W
23 October

First build in SE Melbourne

First build in SE Melbourne
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Did our settlement go though? Hope everything is going ok x

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Mrs_W
Oct 23, 2017 10:32 am

Finally Plastered! Plaster was delivered over a month ago, but was only put in the last few days due to so many frame defects still outstanding in the Pre-Plaster…

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Mrs_W
Oct 23, 2017 10:08 am
candicewebster
candicewebster
23 October

Who is building with Allworth Homes

Who is building with Allworth Homes
NSW
1 ... 140, 141, 142

Hi guys, I upgraded my A/C to a daikin 20KW and I'm building the countryside Langford so please check on that. I rang Ample air who they use and they told me for our…

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candicewebster
Oct 23, 2017 9:16 am
Ryan2007
Ryan2007
22 October

Some of our selections

Some of our selections

Oh thanks you hopefully they work well we wanted to contrast the void pendant with the island bench pendants. Void pendant you see as you walk through the front door then…

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Ryan2007
Oct 22, 2017 11:00 am
Ryan2007
Ryan2007
Ryan2007
22 October

Happy with our colour choice starting to look like a house f

Happy with our colour choice starting to look like a house f

Hi the blue colour is dulux isolation and the grey above the entry door is shale grey and the white is surfmist. It's not all finished yet but will put a completed facade…

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Ryan2007
Oct 22, 2017 8:33 am
Ryan2007
shazaw
shazaw
21 October

KDR with Sekisui house

KDR with Sekisui house
NSW
1 ... 38, 39, 40

Hi vivmak, have you finished your deck. Photos please. Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
Oct 21, 2017 1:26 pm
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jessicagauci
Oct 21, 2017 10:15 am

Building the Octave 4-27 with Eight Homes

Building the Octave 4-27 with Eight Homes
VIC

If anyone has information on upgrading the evaporative cooling unit it would me much appreciated.

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ThomasTheDankEngine
Oct 21, 2017 9:44 am
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AntzR
Oct 21, 2017 12:54 am
cheyuthie
cheyuthie
20 October

Initial build discussions with Granvue Homes

Initial build discussions with Granvue Homes
VIC

Hi did you build with Granvue homes? Am looking for feedback as well

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cheyuthie
Oct 20, 2017 9:24 pm
cheyuthie
cheyuthie
20 October

Talk to me about Granvue homes

Talk to me about Granvue homes
VIC

Hi Redknapp just wondering how is your build with GVH going? We are interested in sigining a contract with them. Any feedback would be great thanks

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cheyuthie
Oct 20, 2017 9:19 pm
sukhsingh
sukhsingh
20 October

Henley Emperor 48 - craigieburn Mt. Aitkin

Henley Emperor 48 - craigieburn Mt. Aitkin
VIC
1, 2

It felt forever in between initial sales signing at the display home and colours. This was roughly a month and another 5 weeks to get to tender presentation. Once…

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sukhsingh
Oct 20, 2017 9:00 pm
dulie
dulie
20 October

Metricon Denver 47 - Handover 2nd June

Metricon Denver 47 - Handover 2nd June
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

It's awesome to hear you're enjoying your new home!

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dulie
Oct 20, 2017 3:49 pm
dulie
IamSAM
IamSAM
20 October

Anyone used/currently building with Practical Building?

Anyone used/currently building with Practical Building?
NSW

Hi, did you go ahead with Practical Building? How was the experience?

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IamSAM
Oct 20, 2017 1:39 pm
IamSAM

Poor Quality Brickwork - Need Advice

Poor Quality Brickwork - Need Advice

mralex34 Thanks for the info but you need to put photos up..Do you know what cement was used,Brand? The report only shows chemical composition it does not deal with…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 20, 2017 12:56 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Malteser
Malteser
20 October

Building Designer recommendation in West Brisbane

Building Designer recommendation in West Brisbane
QLD

Hello everyone, I'm looking to do an extension to our (small) single storey house in west Brisbane. My wife and I have a fair idea of what we're after, and have done…

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Malteser
Oct 20, 2017 8:30 am

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