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Courtney1
Courtney1
11 October

Sewer - Condell Park Road, Wilton

Sewer - Condell Park Road, Wilton
NSW

Hi All, my husband and I bought land in the Highlands at the start of the year. The DA is still with the council waiting on approval before we can build. We are trouble…

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Courtney1
Oct 11, 2017 1:53 pm
Adam R
Adam R
11 October

East west homes review please

East west homes review please
VIC

Thinking of building a seachange ds anyone got some info ? Would be greatly appreciated Thanks Adam

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Adam R
Oct 11, 2017 12:46 pm
Jam3
Jam3
11 October

Fairhaven Home - Iluka 349 with Quay Facade

Fairhaven Home - Iluka 349 with Quay Facade
VIC
1, 2

We paid a customisation fee, from memory it was about $2500, but that included all the changes. The upstairs bedrooms are a great size, as is the rumpus, bathroom. We are…

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Jam3
Oct 11, 2017 6:50 am
dulie
dulie
10 October

My Doulton 56 Classique - Metricon Melbourne

My Doulton 56 Classique - Metricon Melbourne
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hal is long gone, he never ended up going with Metricon. But good news is there is another 3 members currently building the Doulton 56 on these forums you can follow. The…

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dulie
Oct 10, 2017 11:43 pm
dulie
YeuG
YeuG
10 October

Henley Reserve Ivory

Henley Reserve Ivory
VIC
1, 2

It was still mainvue when we signed contracts hehe

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YeuG
Oct 10, 2017 11:13 pm
bank
bank
10 October

Square set ceilings

Square set ceilings
NSW

I would ask them the lm price directly then call them out on it! Ask them how many metres they have based the quote on because it doesn't add up!

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bank
Oct 10, 2017 9:56 pm
bank
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
10 October

Bliss Bedfordale

Bliss Bedfordale
WA
1, 2

Planning Approval Done, Now onto the building Permit approval, Its a process, I can see why most people let someone else do it. I must admit the City of Armadale have been…

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sparky_JsP
Oct 10, 2017 8:58 pm
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
10 October

Bedfordale - New Build - Perth WA

Bedfordale - New Build - Perth WA
WA

Planning Approval Done, Now onto the building Permit approval, Its a process, I can see why most people let someone else do it. I must admit the City of Armadale have been…

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sparky_JsP
Oct 10, 2017 8:57 pm
sparky_JsP
AKB
AKB
10 October

Dressing up a Fireplace!

Dressing up a Fireplace!
WA

Lol meanwhile I keep thinking about all the things I would do differently. It's good that the builder is coming to the party like they should. PS Your house will be…

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AKB
Oct 10, 2017 6:20 pm
AKB
Eight_3_Home
Eight_3_Home
10 October

Coral Marcoola 32ish

Coral Marcoola 32ish
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

My word! They should be liable for not only a repair but a complete cover up as well. I saw your Jeffery pad post, how long do you think you'll give them before contacting…

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Eight_3_Home
Oct 10, 2017 5:25 pm
andonk
andonk
10 October

Initial Builders Meetings - Why so secret? (1st timer)

Initial Builders Meetings - Why so secret? (1st timer)
WA

Yes maybe don't need to worry for non expensive stuff. Just want to let other know the implications when supplying our own fittings. @OP: I'd try to chase the builder…

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andonk
Oct 10, 2017 2:58 pm

Hello again. I recently posted about our builder forgetting our fireplace was to be face brick and constructing it from internal bricks ready for plaster. After…

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MiAlJe
Oct 10, 2017 12:14 pm
MiAlJe
Portofino38
Portofino38
10 October

Who's building with fowler homes???

Who's building with fowler homes???
NSW

Hi all, We have now exchanged contracts and in Production for 20 days with a start date of 6th Nov. Has anyone who has built with Fowler previously found that the slab…

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Portofino38
Oct 10, 2017 11:41 am

No siteworks 6 weeks after OK to start

No siteworks 6 weeks after OK to start
SA

Entilzha Check your Geotech report and engineering Drawings/Notes as to what is required They should be with your contract documents or you can ask you council building…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 10, 2017 9:20 am
StructuralBIMGuy
ashu26
ashu26
9 October

Affordable living by Frenken homes

Affordable living by Frenken homes
VIC

They were our second choice ( we went with Liberty homes, officer), frenken were but really flexible with plans and changes.

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ashu26
Oct 09, 2017 9:27 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
9 October

Coral modified Stradbroke

Coral modified Stradbroke
NSW
1 ... 62, 63, 64

I have the other problem, all these things I want to do but no more funds ;-; just want it all perfectly finished off.

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aloenyx
Oct 09, 2017 9:05 pm
aloenyx
jay m
jay m
9 October

independent home inspector

independent home inspector

Thanks PVBUILD Advice noted. I live close to the site, visit at least once a week, and got to see everything from the ground up. But I'm not a builder and have little…

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jay m
Oct 09, 2017 8:57 pm
sri_arch
sri_arch
9 October

Canterbury - Final Stages

Canterbury - Final Stages
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Tanz1110, another Canterbury!! love that design yep, I am building the Canterbury 44 in the south east suburbs and currently at frame stage. Mine is a knock down…

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sri_arch
Oct 09, 2017 8:08 pm
emts
emts
9 October

Building Urbis 1 with JG King in Kialla

Building Urbis 1 with JG King in Kialla

Great to hear, Is your building supervisors initials MB? hope so as he has been awesome on our build

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emts
Oct 09, 2017 4:53 pm
emts
nafiz82
nafiz82
9 October

GJ Gardner Homes Bacchus Marsh

GJ Gardner Homes Bacchus Marsh
VIC

Is there anyone in this forum who has built or currently building with…

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nafiz82
Oct 09, 2017 3:49 pm
meralijay
meralijay
9 October

Wisdom Homes Aspiration 29

Wisdom Homes Aspiration 29
NSW

Thank you so much! Hopefully we can just got to site ASAP. As long as they pour the slab before XMAS I'll be happy.

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meralijay
Oct 09, 2017 11:07 am
jaylex
jaylex
9 October

Our Clarendon Parkhill 29 Build in Brisbane

Our Clarendon Parkhill 29 Build in Brisbane
QLD

Hi, Also building this style home with clarendon. Can I ask if you had modfications on the upper floor and if so, what they were? Thanks.

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jaylex
Oct 09, 2017 10:50 am
danevechild
danevechild
9 October

Simonds bolton

Simonds bolton

hi there, sorry we had issues with the site manager and it was delaying our move. We have finally move in last week. Hope yours is going well

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danevechild
Oct 09, 2017 8:59 am
Shailsusi
Shailsusi
8 October

Roselea Homes Sapphire - anyone currently building this home

Roselea Homes Sapphire - anyone currently building this home
NSW

You can call me on 0457806985. I typed my response twice but lost it before submitting it and don't want to type it again.

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Shailsusi
Oct 08, 2017 9:41 pm
MJT
MJT
8 October

Fairmont Homes Consultant Adelaide

Fairmont Homes Consultant Adelaide
SA

We dealt with Jeff and he was wonderful

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MJT
Oct 08, 2017 9:16 pm

So, the internet is still not fixed. They still have no idea why. They think it might be related to nbn co not finishing the job because they didn’t install the optional…

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1sttimer_stoneridge
Oct 08, 2017 6:28 pm
1sttimer_stoneridge

Drafting a plan

Drafting a plan
1, 2

Of course, completely understand. Area is something that you can't easily add on a later date though. Is there potentially something you take out and could do later than…

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just_a_draftee
Oct 08, 2017 3:21 pm
just_a_draftee

We are looking at building our house in eastern suburbs Melbourne and liked metricon vantage after checking various builders . Metricon have been v helpful with a lot of…

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Madz
Oct 08, 2017 1:14 pm
algernon
algernon
7 October

Colour questions?

Colour questions?
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Thanks - that really helps!

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algernon
Oct 07, 2017 9:08 pm

Looks like a big difference in price

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Melos
Oct 07, 2017 8:48 pm
cruise007
cruise007
7 October

Building our Clarendon Fairmont 38 on the Gold Coast

Building our Clarendon Fairmont 38 on the Gold Coast
QLD
1 ... 7, 8, 9

congratulations 1st time builders !!! can't wait to see more pics!

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cruise007
Oct 07, 2017 6:21 pm
Kenshi123
Kenshi123
7 October

Porter Davis Upgrades and Costs

Porter Davis Upgrades and Costs
VIC
1 ... 29, 30, 31

Hey Nikil. If you don't mind I would be keen to know how much you paid for your colourtech both in the kitchen and galley? Also, I noticed that you had the NBN cabinet…

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Kenshi123
Oct 07, 2017 4:54 pm
alyssarachel
alyssarachel
7 October

Riverstone Meadows Estate

Riverstone Meadows Estate
NSW
1, 2, 3

We are building in Riverstone Meadows too Stage 2! We go out once a month to check progress- we were told rego march 2018?? I hope to be in before Christmas 2018!!!

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alyssarachel
Oct 07, 2017 1:22 pm

Building contract / Delay building

Building contract / Delay building

Thanks for the reply,were the bulkhead's bulkhead's post contract variations or TBA items ?, the builder may well be entitled to extras?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 07, 2017 8:34 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Katehutch
Katehutch
7 October

YES or NO to building while living overseas!!! HELP PLEASE

YES or NO to building while living overseas!!! HELP PLEASE
NSW

Everything seems so scary to me at the moment!! I would definitely have someone there to check it over at those 4 major stage you suggest. I think we will wait for 1 year…

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Katehutch
Oct 07, 2017 7:54 am
Jacks
Jacks
7 October

Custom build - Ryde

Custom build - Ryde
NSW

Hi all, I'm new to this forum and loving the wealth of knowledge and hoping to tap into it if I can! We're wanting to do a knockdown rebuild in Ryde but struggling to…

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Jacks
Oct 07, 2017 7:43 am
RonJT
RonJT
6 October

RATHDOWNE - Wollert, Victoria

RATHDOWNE - Wollert, Victoria
VIC

ok thank you. will try to be assertive on this and talk to the CS again. she house and land packaged ours as well that's why i dont know why we still have that…

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RonJT
Oct 06, 2017 11:10 pm
alexp79
alexp79
6 October

Bigger home Vs Ducted Reverse A/C

Bigger home Vs Ducted Reverse A/C
VIC

I don't see any issue for builder to bring in/installing this duct grills/openings for your future ducted aircon (an extra cost will be cost of grills and in-plaster…

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alexp79
Oct 06, 2017 8:18 pm

Thanks very much. Nelson did an amazing job. He also stands by his work, and has even come out to fix something that wasn't even his fault. Really good guy!

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camma18
Oct 06, 2017 8:14 pm
camma18
Sarah159
Sarah159
6 October

Mount Barker Thread

Mount Barker Thread
SA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Yeh i think they say 12 weeks just to cover themselves, havent heard of it ever taking that long

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Sarah159
Oct 06, 2017 5:32 pm
donovanjd
donovanjd
6 October

Home Assurance with Henley

Home Assurance with Henley
VIC

Does anyone have any experience dealing with Henley's home assurance department? What's your experience been with them? 3 months into moving into our new home we've…

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donovanjd
Oct 06, 2017 1:42 pm
BnL
BnL
6 October

Dunedin 29 by porter davis

Dunedin 29 by porter davis
VIC

Hi all, looking at building the Dunedin 29 by porter davis. Any tips on things you wish you had done. We are wanting the alfresco, raked ceiling and soaker tub options.…

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BnL
Oct 06, 2017 12:56 pm

So most of the landscaping is done and we have been joining our house for the last year. Here are some recent pics Night shot taken by a friend. And a day…

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bavshan
Oct 06, 2017 11:57 am
bavshan
RDhar_2016
RDhar_2016
6 October

Price Matrix -Henley

Price Matrix -Henley

I know it is frustrating. It seems developer can take upto 30 months before buyer can push any legalities.

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RDhar_2016
Oct 06, 2017 10:49 am
DRT
DRT
6 October

Our Glendale 39 - Metricon (Blackwood Park, SA)

Our Glendale 39 - Metricon (Blackwood Park, SA)
SA
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Hi tungfai How is everything going on with you build. I am also building Glendale 41 with como facade in Sydney. Would love to see some completed pictures. Also what…

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DRT
Oct 06, 2017 9:38 am
WarpSpeed79
WarpSpeed79
6 October

Drilling into Steel Beams?

Drilling into Steel Beams?
NSW

Hi all, Our beautiful Eden Brae home is finally taking shape, with its steel frame erected and ready to go. We have set aside some items that we intend to wall mount -…

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WarpSpeed79
Oct 06, 2017 8:37 am
WarpSpeed79

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