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dioni
dioni
14 March

Staircase Upgrade Cost

Staircase Upgrade Cost
NSW

Thanks all for your replies. Our staircase is an L shaped and not a huge feature of the house so might just have to go back to the standard one and invest our $20k on…

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dioni
Mar 14, 2018 5:05 pm
corkco
corkco
14 March

New Home Prices across Australia

New Home Prices across Australia
1, 2, 3, 4

Sounds good Your house plan is amazing

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corkco
Mar 14, 2018 3:59 pm
corkco
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Mar 14, 2018 3:34 pm
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Patrick
Patrick
14 March

First pure Investment Property

First pure Investment Property
VIC

Thank you where abouts did you build? What suburb?

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Patrick
Mar 14, 2018 9:40 am
Patrick
baxter01
baxter01
14 March

Anyone built or building a Porter Davis Vermont 29?

Anyone built or building a Porter Davis Vermont 29?
VIC

Hi , Has anyone built or building a vermont 29 with PD ? They have only got Vermont 33 on display. It is hard to imagine the living area size without seeing it in person.…

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baxter01
Mar 14, 2018 9:34 am
cant decide
cant decide
14 March

Henley - Sahara 40 Build - Fit out has begun!

Henley - Sahara 40 Build - Fit out has begun!
VIC
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Wow it looks great! I haven't been on social media for a while it's good to see you have your keys, I have missed a lot. I have been having a few issues with my truffle…

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cant decide
Mar 14, 2018 8:48 am
TLG
TLG
14 March

Porter Davis KDRB Vancouver 33

Porter Davis KDRB Vancouver 33
VIC

Hi guys, we are in the Knox area KDRB. We are looking at a 6 meter set back to build. We are sitting on a very generous sized block with an 11 meter setback currently. Our…

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TLG
Mar 14, 2018 7:43 am

So we had PCI on the 20th of Feb and picked up our keys on the 1st March. Couldn’t be happier with our home and it has been so crazy busy since then packing and moving…

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m0llss
Mar 13, 2018 11:19 pm
measure
measure
13 March

Boutique Homes - St Tropez 31 - 8 Month Update!

Boutique Homes - St Tropez 31 - 8 Month Update!
VIC
1, 2, 3

Went through a group called Limetree Alfresco. We saw them at the pool and spa expo. Highly recommend them.

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measure
Mar 13, 2018 10:31 pm
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BrownDog77
Mar 13, 2018 7:26 pm
jbru87
jbru87
13 March

Coral Homes

Coral Homes
NSW

Hi, we are building in Coffs Harbour. I would highly recommend Coral Homes we have had a great experience, 15 weeks to build we are now just waiting for some minor defects…

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jbru87
Mar 13, 2018 7:18 pm

Loving the color stain of our front door but very disappointed that I can still see the black stain from when the bricks were acid washed: I am not going to accept this…

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James59
Mar 13, 2018 7:15 pm
Cooky
Cooky
13 March

Corner Blocks - Share your plans!

Corner Blocks - Share your plans!
NSW

Hi everyone, I've recently purchased a 532 sqm corner block in Sydney and would love to see what others have achieved on their corner blocks! My land is 32 metres deep…

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Cooky
Mar 13, 2018 7:00 pm
Cooky
Clean
Clean
13 March

Anybody dealt with KG CSC at Metricon

Anybody dealt with KG CSC at Metricon

Anybody dealt with her, really want to know your experience with her (Victoria). Thanks.

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Clean
Mar 13, 2018 4:09 pm

We’re just about to sign off on our plans and our builder has sprung an addition on our bathrooms. They want to put in a 70mm high tiled hob in our up stairs showers.…

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Brenton41
Mar 13, 2018 3:58 pm
mrbiggens
mrbiggens
13 March

building in cascades silverdale

building in cascades silverdale
NSW

Congrats on getting underway. Fingers crossed for some smooth sailing through the admin stage.

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mrbiggens
Mar 13, 2018 3:57 pm
mrbiggens
Heliosphere
Heliosphere
13 March

Depth of edge beams for a house slab

Depth of edge beams for a house slab
TAS

Yep reckon you are right in asking the engineer! Thanks :-D

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Heliosphere
Mar 13, 2018 1:02 pm
Heliosphere
Patrick
Patrick
13 March

JG King Hartwell - Melbourne western suburbs

JG King Hartwell - Melbourne western suburbs
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Hi Informative thread. I am researching JG king also as we want to build with them. However our area to build will be in Wyndham. So may get different people working on…

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Patrick
Mar 13, 2018 11:40 am
Patrick
bank
bank
13 March

JG KIng Experiences in the West of Melb

JG KIng Experiences in the West of Melb
VIC

Not a current build but have you found jaslee's thread?

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bank
Mar 13, 2018 10:52 am
bank
batabatuta
batabatuta
13 March

Kingston 33 build with Rawson - Southwest Sydney

Kingston 33 build with Rawson - Southwest Sydney
NSW

Thanks Jen! We initially went for a darker brick, austral - asphalt. But after weeks of thinking and looking at houses with that Brick We changed our mind to Simmental.…

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batabatuta
Mar 13, 2018 5:41 am
Peregian
Peregian
12 March

New two storey house - plumbing

New two storey house - plumbing

The bulkhead was not on the plans. I am being told that the plans did not allow room for the a/c or plumbing yet it was the builder that drew up the plans. I am being…

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Peregian
Mar 12, 2018 4:27 pm

Practical Completion - things not done

Practical Completion - things not done
QLD

Our house was ready at pc - they were just doing final pain touch ups. We picked up on a couple of thing like door handles not being level and some cosmetic stuff but it…

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Corinda dream 2016
Mar 12, 2018 6:19 am

Porter Davis Vermont 33

Porter Davis Vermont 33
VIC

Hi hoastefan, we are looking to build this in Rockbank. How's your build going along? Regards, Jem

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jeramymendoza198
Mar 12, 2018 12:09 am

Been so exhausted moving everything in! I sooo tired lol. Couple more pics. The bed is a tempur bed which took us forever to get out of the cardboard packaging. Our bin is…

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valerie3e
Mar 11, 2018 10:05 pm
valerie3e
JustinYJJ
JustinYJJ
11 March

Brick Samples from Austral Bricks and PGH

Brick Samples from Austral Bricks and PGH

I got these from the brick display centres but do not need them anymore. Pickup is from Dulwich Hill. Please contact me via private message if interested. Free brick…

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JustinYJJ
Mar 11, 2018 8:26 pm
Manj
Manj
11 March

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43
1, 2, 3

Hope it all went well .. they now have a colour room.. last year when I went it was so small and half the things weren’t there

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Manj
Mar 11, 2018 7:12 am
Manj

Roof/Gutter/Fascia/Downpipes/RWT/Windows: Monument Cladding: Wise Owl Render (upgrade):…

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batabatuta
Mar 11, 2018 4:22 am
GD3
GD3
10 March

Fairmont Homes NSW reviews

Fairmont Homes NSW reviews
NSW

I would like to know if anyone is building home with Fairmont in Macarthure Heights. Any reviews will be appreciated.

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GD3
Mar 10, 2018 6:09 pm

Tiling in main area started, pleased with how it looks......still a few weeks off PCI…

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dillongl
Mar 10, 2018 3:49 pm
dillongl
Sea Horse
Sea Horse
10 March

Having NBN connected to your new home

Having NBN connected to your new home
WA

Just a further update. A search of our address on the NBN website now returns a "Great news! You are ready to connect" message as opposed to the "It's coming by 2020"…

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Sea Horse
Mar 10, 2018 12:38 pm
Sea Horse
Old Bloke
Old Bloke
10 March

Questions re knock down rebuild in Sydney

Questions re knock down rebuild in Sydney
NSW

We did a KDR (Melbourne) in 2016 base price was 290K at the time and optioned it up to display home specs at another $100K and had site costs of $60K - (sloping block)…

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Old Bloke
Mar 10, 2018 6:14 am
mizlong
mizlong
10 March

Our dream home , feedback please

Our dream home , feedback please
VIC

I’ve added the updated version for possible more feedback please , thanks everyone

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mizlong
Mar 10, 2018 5:09 am
mj-mac4
mj-mac4
9 March

First Home- Coral Homes- Modified Grange 23

First Home- Coral Homes- Modified Grange 23
QLD
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Sorry just found your selections. 😅 All good 😆

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mj-mac4
Mar 09, 2018 5:55 pm
mj-mac4
Manj
Manj
9 March

Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Just a passer by baronx ... very interesting to hear this... We did the same (was planning to build the Amalfi 33) ... we walked away after tender. Past the Sales stage…

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Manj
Mar 09, 2018 11:08 am
Manj
allblaqk
allblaqk
9 March

FIRST HOME!! Townhouse

FIRST HOME!! Townhouse
QLD

Very nice design - did you get to chose colours etc or was this predetermined by who you bought it from?

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allblaqk
Mar 09, 2018 11:03 am
allblaqk
kailie86
kailie86
9 March

Miami 16 Mcdonald Jones!!!

Miami 16 Mcdonald Jones!!!
NSW

No problem, we’ve already spent about $50k on top of the base price and we haven’t even done selections yet 🙈. Our main expenses were the facade- $9500 for cascade…

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kailie86
Mar 09, 2018 10:49 am
kailie86
k3nnis
k3nnis
9 March

Building with Clarendon

Building with Clarendon
NSW

Remember that each AC have min outlet when running. Yep mine is 2 zones minimum.

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k3nnis
Mar 09, 2018 6:12 am
Mayz28
Mayz28
8 March

Missing pegs

Missing pegs
VIC

Thank you everyone! Some very helpful tips, which we will keep in mind in the future if we’re ever building again!! We went back to our site and dug around and measured…

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Mayz28
Mar 08, 2018 9:35 pm

Floorplan feedback please!

Floorplan feedback please!

Thanks, When you are ready to move to the next stage Elevations, Site Plan, Retaining walls Alternative details/costs for Engineering feel free to reach out. cheers

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 08, 2018 8:50 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
ja2000
ja2000
8 March

Building with Wisdom Homes Macarthur Heights

Building with Wisdom Homes Macarthur Heights
NSW

I think project builders make it sound harder and costlier than what it is, my house is rated at BAL 29 and 19 for back of the house, but house is built 90% BAL 40…

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ja2000
Mar 08, 2018 7:53 pm
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ssshristi
Mar 08, 2018 4:30 pm
alexp79
alexp79
8 March

Building Hebel home

Building Hebel home

Hebel Panels are just a veneer to a timber frame. I can't see any serious advantages of Hebel over the rendered brick. Acrylic render is expensive, thermal properties…

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alexp79
Mar 08, 2018 10:17 am
shazaw
shazaw
7 March

Building @ Manor Lakes -8Homes Metricon or Burbank

Building @ Manor Lakes -8Homes Metricon or Burbank
NSW

My opinion the house plan layout of Chana 8homes is better than Burbank. Burbank first floor... too many rooms and don't feel practical. Example master bedroom ensuite …

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shazaw
Mar 07, 2018 10:59 pm
Mrsxtro01
Mrsxtro01
7 March

HGWA Della Vita Floor Tiles- Cleaning

HGWA Della Vita Floor Tiles- Cleaning
WA

Hello all. We moved into our new HGWA house in December 2017 and have been trying everything that the supermarket and Bunnings can provide to get our charcoal Della Vita…

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Mrsxtro01
Mar 07, 2018 6:50 pm
aussieta
aussieta
7 March

Changing locks necessary?

Changing locks necessary?

but who has posession of the individual key up until handover for a few hundred dollars have the locks rekeyed

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aussieta
Mar 07, 2018 6:44 pm
aussieta

Rose bowl street

Rose bowl street
NSW

Now that it's all registered & settled last month, looking forward to get into the building process soon.

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whichbuilder
Mar 07, 2018 12:58 pm

Duplex Budget in Sydney

Duplex Budget in Sydney
NSW

lawrikeet Your welcome Try to bring it down from $30K? On my projects it's a fraction of that cost as I do the Design,Engineering,Reports,etc,etc I Use Python…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 07, 2018 10:51 am
StructuralBIMGuy
PVBuild
PVBuild
7 March

How long did your build take, and what time did they quote?

How long did your build take, and what time did they quote?
QLD
1, 2

I feel everyone's pain here. - contract stipulated 9 month build time (38 weeks) - builder unofficially said 5 months - single storey off the plan with modifications -…

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PVBuild
Mar 07, 2018 9:56 am
Kvav27
Kvav27
7 March

Washington32 wisdomhomes

Washington32 wisdomhomes
VIC

Hi imtellinya, your changes are very much like what we have asked…

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Kvav27
Mar 07, 2018 9:32 am


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