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Emmz70
Emmz70
4 September

Our Metricon Duxton 39- Coastal Facade

Our Metricon Duxton 39- Coastal Facade
VIC
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Aww that's fantastic news Pete. Glad everything has been excellent your side. We're due for our 90 day service very soon. Just a few minor fixes for them to do on ours.…

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Emmz70
Sep 04, 2017 8:36 pm
Needamoneytree
Needamoneytree
4 September

Site Work Costs

Site Work Costs

We knew before hand all the builders we spoke to where very upfront with costs we chose the house we wanted. So it cost us.

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Needamoneytree
Sep 04, 2017 6:30 pm
Needamoneytree
Lyonon
Lyonon
4 September

Carlisle Home Easy Living - Englewood 27

Carlisle Home Easy Living - Englewood 27

Hey guys, just wondering if anyone here has an Englewood 27 home built by Carlisle Homes - http://www.easylivingbycarlisle.com.au/ ... r-plan/27/ We are thinking to build…

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Lyonon
Sep 04, 2017 1:25 pm
Lee31
Lee31
3 September

How to view complying development plans?

How to view complying development plans?
NSW

So I was given conflicting advice from 4 different people on 4 different occasions at council. You can view the plans but you have to go into council to view. A bit…

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Lee31
Sep 03, 2017 11:07 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
3 September

Sunset Clauses

Sunset Clauses
VIC

Agreed. Its a shame, because of course you want your land to become more valuable, but the more valuable it becomes the greater the chance the developer will pull this…

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aloenyx
Sep 03, 2017 9:43 pm
aloenyx
dngxxx007
dngxxx007
3 September

Denns Family Homes - Pearl 23

Denns Family Homes - Pearl 23

Hello All, I am a newbie, planning to go for DFH pearl 23. I am trying to get experience of people who has gone for it. Dennis Family dont have a display house for the…

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dngxxx007
Sep 03, 2017 9:34 pm
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brucefil2011
Sep 03, 2017 6:40 pm
Bridgetwitch
Bridgetwitch
3 September

Building the Bella with Homes by CMA in North Harbour, SEQ

Building the Bella with Homes by CMA in North Harbour, SEQ
QLD
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Congrats Scubabe!!! Still waiting for those pics?!? - B A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=87210

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Bridgetwitch
Sep 03, 2017 6:32 pm
Bridgetwitch
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Chompy
Sep 03, 2017 9:22 am
algernon
algernon
2 September

Custom Design floor plan thread post them here!!

Custom Design floor plan thread post them here!!
QLD
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Great that you're thinking of passive solar in a duplex development! I've had a look, but unfortunately I really can't think of anything that'd help the ground floor;…

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algernon
Sep 03, 2017 12:47 am

Had to share the first tightrope walk

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Katran
Sep 02, 2017 10:43 pm

Mine looks close to number 3.

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Joker
Sep 02, 2017 9:51 pm

We had our PCI yesterday. There are still a lot of unfinished works: driveway, some fitoff, caulking, staining front door, and staircase, electrical unfinished,…

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223552
Sep 02, 2017 1:54 pm
dreamh0me
dreamh0me
1 September

Building Eden Brae Bristol 31??

Building Eden Brae Bristol 31??
NSW
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Our Waldorf has the alarm included.

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dreamh0me
Sep 01, 2017 10:11 pm
dreamh0me
lovisa
lovisa
1 September

Prices to Fix in Contract????

Prices to Fix in Contract????
SA

We have a fix price as well but certain items stay a provisional sum till build is finished Although most iff the times there is no problem and they dont go over quoted…

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lovisa
Sep 01, 2017 9:28 pm
pEast
pEast
1 September

Raised ceilings

Raised ceilings
VIC
1, 2

To fit the 2340 high doors u need the space to fit the CSD and in case of fault enough space to repair and hence u need to raise the ceiling from 2550 to 2700 - I had put…

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pEast
Sep 01, 2017 7:44 pm
KatrinaH
KatrinaH
1 September

Stellabella's second build...Need opinions on plan!

Stellabella's second build...Need opinions on plan!
QLD
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Hi Stella I will be following your build with anticipation. We are building out at Curra (we looked at land where you're building, but the road right by the river freaked…

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KatrinaH
Sep 01, 2017 5:29 pm
Blas
Blas
1 September

HIGHLANDS ESTATE STAGE 284 - Craigieburn

HIGHLANDS ESTATE STAGE 284 - Craigieburn
VIC

Hello, Anyone started construction in stage 284 release? need suggestion on slab as our soil classification is 'P'.:( Thanks, Blas

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Blas
Sep 01, 2017 3:14 pm
Ashton subedi
Ashton subedi
1 September

Oran park Bal 40

Oran park Bal 40
NSW

Hi Bruce, Yes . Its on South Circuit , Oran Park , NSW 2570. Do i have to wait until my land gets registered to have BAL re accessed or I can do when lands become…

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Ashton subedi
Sep 01, 2017 11:54 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
1 September

External stairs and landing

External stairs and landing

lys245 What does your site plan say..in regards to Finished floor plan levels (FFLs) inside the house and Ground plan Level (GL) outside, did they make a mistake with the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 01, 2017 10:51 am
StructuralBIMGuy
blackcat20
blackcat20
1 September

Metricon - Sale accepted

Metricon - Sale accepted
VIC

For us, we were told that our sale was "accepted" after we went through the intital process of making changes to the plans and paying our holding deposit. Once it's…

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blackcat20
Sep 01, 2017 10:17 am
blackcat20

Thank you SilentChaos that's the 20mm thick stone, it's actually 1000mm deep with 300mm overhang as they had to add 100mm reinforcement to the cabinets to help hold the…

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Cassie.f90
Sep 01, 2017 9:09 am
ruraldoc
ruraldoc
31 August

Our First Home - Local Builder

Our First Home - Local Builder
NSW
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Checking in... hope your build comes to life soon! ::computer::

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ruraldoc
Aug 31, 2017 7:50 pm
ruraldoc
lovisa
lovisa
31 August

Land - when am I responsible for it

Land - when am I responsible for it
SA

Its been sorted out As we asked about it prior to signing as a condition of settlement with the grass and weeds slaahed prior to settlement and got an email that said they…

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lovisa
Aug 31, 2017 7:30 pm

Hunter Valley Build -Post Handover Journey Begins :)

Hunter Valley Build -Post Handover Journey Begins :)
NSW
1 ... 48, 49, 50

All good Bec. I got your msg and responded...we'll be there ☺ I contacted king concrete twice but I guess like most concrete companies at the moment…

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DreamHome2point0
Aug 31, 2017 6:34 pm
DreamHome2point0
reallyunsure
reallyunsure
31 August

HBC build - Lakelands

HBC build - Lakelands
WA

After a long month of going back and forth trying to get the plans correct, I have been told that the slab will be down in about 4 weeks :)

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reallyunsure
Aug 31, 2017 6:29 pm
ajbrisbane
ajbrisbane
31 August

Carpet choices...help!

Carpet choices...help!

Hi everyone We're looking at carpets at the moment for our bedrooms/upstairs so not hugely high traffic. We're looking at two and would like opinions/reviews as I can't…

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ajbrisbane
Aug 31, 2017 6:15 pm
Ashton subedi
Ashton subedi
31 August

Oran Park: 29A Land Registration

Oran Park: 29A Land Registration
NSW

Please check the ORAN park Website - Land Registration

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Ashton subedi
Aug 31, 2017 5:11 pm
MikeW
MikeW
31 August

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?
NSW

Hi Scott, I really appreciate your sharing which is very useful for our decision. I might ask you more questions after I start to build. Kind regards, Mike

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MikeW
Aug 31, 2017 4:37 pm
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jsmi
Aug 31, 2017 3:32 pm
jsmi
TashPaul
TashPaul
31 August

Settlement, what is the procedure?

Settlement, what is the procedure?

The bank will only pay what they are invoiced, but you want to make sure the final invoice is correct. As above ask them for a final invoice with the relevant deductions…

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TashPaul
Aug 31, 2017 11:44 am
TashPaul
pankajoz
pankajoz
31 August

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park
NSW

Melb84- thank you so much for the feedback. Glad to know it's been positive so far. Are you able to share if you have upgraded the floor tiles as they offer 600×300.…

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pankajoz
Aug 31, 2017 8:55 am
Momiji
Momiji
31 August

Overshadowing 40 square meters of Private Open Space

Overshadowing 40 square meters of Private Open Space

Sorry to hear of your situation. They should have shown you these drawings before you sign the contract. Maybe your builder works differently, if they do then yes, it is…

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Momiji
Aug 31, 2017 7:49 am
Momiji
EL4
EL4
30 August

Red Ink Home Avonlee Private Estate

Red Ink Home Avonlee Private Estate
WA

Hi Paul. We are looking to build with red ink too, the entertainer plan. For some reason I cant view your floor plan. Just wondered if you had any feedback / thoughts on…

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EL4
Aug 30, 2017 11:14 pm
Tribe7
Tribe7
30 August

Building a new house with Orbit Homes in Queensland

Building a new house with Orbit Homes in Queensland
QLD

Hello Jeff, Did you create a build thread for your CJ build?? I checked out there website and they have some pretty good acreage designs. Good on you guys for getting…

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Tribe7
Aug 30, 2017 10:49 pm
Tribe7
jmurph09
jmurph09
30 August

Porter Davis Queensland - Building the Stradbroke 36

Porter Davis Queensland - Building the Stradbroke 36
QLD

stradbroke36 Hi, really interested in your build process. My husband and I also want to build the Stradbroke 36 in QLD. Can I ask what Facade you've chosen to achieve your…

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jmurph09
Aug 30, 2017 1:42 pm
Caydenn
Caydenn
30 August

Metricon - Change of land (lot)

Metricon - Change of land (lot)
VIC

We did, because the lot next door was cheaper but it mean't that the had to make a lot of changes and the price actually increased. Mainly things like retaining wall…

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Caydenn
Aug 30, 2017 11:28 am
Caydenn

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic
VIC

frankily All you have is a Plan & Rendered images of what it may look like and basic planning? Have you got the engineering? Compliance & Building…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 30, 2017 9:28 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Skippy_jc
Skippy_jc
29 August

First home, house plan. What do you think? Awkward block sha

First home, house plan. What do you think? Awkward block sha

Hi thanks for the feedback. We dont have kids so wont be an issue for us. Just planning for fur babies :)

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Skippy_jc
Aug 30, 2017 12:16 am

Acceptable time between final payment and handover

Acceptable time between final payment and handover
NSW

Hi, we have received final payment and paid since two days. Just want to know what is acceptable time for builder to handover the keys? Will builder be liable for penalty…

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newhomebuilder12
Aug 29, 2017 11:23 pm
Metro Man
Metro Man
29 August

Waldorf Grange 50 garage opening height 2400mm

Waldorf Grange 50 garage opening height 2400mm
VIC

Thanks for the input people but we have discovered info and sorted the issue. Not realizing the garage ceiling height in the Waldorf Grange 50 Prestige is higher than…

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Metro Man
Aug 29, 2017 11:16 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
29 August

KDR Rawson Benham in Sydney

KDR Rawson Benham in Sydney
NSW
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Hows it going at your place?

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cat_dunc
Aug 29, 2017 10:38 pm
cat_dunc

OK. They haven't cleaned ours at all. You can see how bad they look in this pic.

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Tamara1975
Aug 29, 2017 8:35 pm
Reeba
Reeba
29 August

Austral Buckwheat - anyone build with these bricks

Austral Buckwheat - anyone build with these bricks

Has anyone got pictures to share/post on builds with Austral Buckwheat bricks?

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Reeba
Aug 29, 2017 8:14 pm
Reeba
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fec88
Aug 29, 2017 6:23 pm
Eight_3_Home
Eight_3_Home
29 August

Coral Homes - Erecting a garage

Coral Homes - Erecting a garage

We did, we didn't ask Corals permission we told them what we were doing having had all of our council approvals etc it had no effect on our building of the house. We…

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Eight_3_Home
Aug 29, 2017 5:02 pm
Faduv
Faduv
29 August

What Were Your Site costs? - A Ready Reckoner

What Were Your Site costs? - A Ready Reckoner
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi StructuralBIMGuy, Managed to get all the information: Site Classification: S •Site Fall: 0.25m across building envelope •Final Footing Design: Standard raft or…

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Faduv
Aug 29, 2017 4:04 pm
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Manj
Aug 29, 2017 2:14 pm
Manj


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