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parawolf
parawolf
29 August

Your Connected Home. What have you done / what do you need?

Your Connected Home. What have you done / what do you need?
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Just keeping up with IoT security - nearly all default credentials or even hidden "service" ones are publicly known - https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/s ...…

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parawolf
Aug 29, 2017 10:29 am
Lashi
Lashi
29 August

Anyone buliding near fernbrooke ridge , redbank plains?

Anyone buliding near fernbrooke ridge , redbank plains?
QLD

Morning Peter, Ours is 1155, just checked stage plan and we right opposite to your block 😊 We are building with coral , plans are yet to be submitted for council…

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Lashi
Aug 29, 2017 9:01 am
Tan one
Tan one
28 August

Building with ClearviewHomes/ ClearviewElite Homes

Building with ClearviewHomes/ ClearviewElite Homes

Hello everyone, How is your experience with your build. My learning thus far, it takes a good SS to have a somehow stress-free build. We had one for short periods, and it…

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Tan one
Aug 28, 2017 9:12 pm
immu999
immu999
28 August

Anyone build with Carlisle easy living ?

Anyone build with Carlisle easy living ?
VIC

Yes i am but at a very initial stage. Are you building with them as well?

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immu999
Aug 28, 2017 6:48 pm
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SnowLeopard
Aug 28, 2017 4:11 pm
SnowLeopard
icat2000
icat2000
28 August

Suggestions on a custom plan? First Home Build!

Suggestions on a custom plan? First Home Build!

If you can't make your hallway wider. Consider putting in plaster hampers at each end so it feels not so much like a long corridor I agree with the poster who suggested…

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icat2000
Aug 28, 2017 3:45 pm
icat2000
RBuild
RBuild
28 August

Whose building with Sheridan with Clarendon ?

Whose building with Sheridan with Clarendon ?
NSW

Hi, We are building a Sheridan 38 in QLD. Have just received council approvals, Would love to see your plans etc. Thanks :)

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RBuild
Aug 28, 2017 2:44 pm
Katie Means
Katie Means
28 August

Submitting plans for approval

Submitting plans for approval
NSW

Hi Everyone, My husband and I bought land in the Highlands - Bingara Gorge a couple of months ago.…

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Katie Means
Aug 28, 2017 2:23 pm
voz
voz
28 August

The Hills Of Carmel, Box Hill NSW

The Hills Of Carmel, Box Hill NSW
NSW
1, 2

I was curious to know the latest land prices so I got the latest price list from the sales office two weeks ago. They're selling $30 to $50K more than what it used to be…

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voz
Aug 28, 2017 1:08 am
fademan
fademan
27 August

Porter Davis double storey

Porter Davis double storey
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

We aren't getting evap, but refrigerated...I thought in that case it's the same outlets

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fademan
Aug 28, 2017 12:14 am
VictoriaEve
VictoriaEve
27 August

KDR Rawson Balmoral 38 MKI

KDR Rawson Balmoral 38 MKI
NSW
1, 2

I think the issue was we just let them do their thing and didn't chase them up enough so our job got moved to the bottom of the list. The main problem was with the…

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VictoriaEve
Aug 27, 2017 11:43 pm
kayotic
kayotic
27 August

Custom Builders in Melbourne (Eastern suburbs)

Custom Builders in Melbourne (Eastern suburbs)
VIC

Hi everyone! We are looking to build our first home and have been burnt by a certain volume builder once so we decided to get our own draftsman. We are now at a stage…

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kayotic
Aug 27, 2017 4:39 pm
Axe1siat
Axe1siat
27 August

The Gables in Box Hill

The Gables in Box Hill
NSW
1 ... 17, 18, 19

I heard The Gables at Box Hill since it has its own design requirements before you even get to lodge your plans to council seems to have a very slow process in approving…

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Axe1siat
Aug 27, 2017 10:33 am

Hello everyone, Sorry I wasn’t able to provide…

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mamba
Aug 26, 2017 11:50 pm
mamba

Signed building contract and paid deposit, can we cancel?

Signed building contract and paid deposit, can we cancel?
VIC

If you have signed building contract then the option to walk away could be very expensive for you. If you do (in breach of contract), builder will be entitled to the…

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building-expert
Aug 26, 2017 8:05 pm
building-expert
fully
fully
26 August

Henley house and land package

Henley house and land package

Henley replied to my questions, sort of. I just picked a generic house and land package that they advised "This includes: - All site and council costs - …

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fully
Aug 26, 2017 12:45 pm
lulumose
lulumose
26 August

Henley Ready-Built Homes

Henley Ready-Built Homes
VIC

Hi momofthree, please let me know how you went with this. Any information you can share would be super helpful.

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lulumose
Aug 26, 2017 8:27 am
wongbruce
wongbruce
25 August

Horizon Marsden park!

Horizon Marsden park!
NSW

Hi Shawntel, I can confirm that your solicitor is correct however of course if you want him to look at the building contract you could as well providing you both can…

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wongbruce
Aug 25, 2017 10:31 am

gap from slab of internal hallway wall

gap from slab of internal hallway wall

@erecttvantennas Its either the designers, slab or the bricklayer..sorry to be stating the obvious. 1. Check the slab against the drawing dimensions they should be in…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 25, 2017 10:22 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Entilzha
Entilzha
24 August

Allowing for solar panels to be added later?

Allowing for solar panels to be added later?
QLD

Agree with Ryalls_first_build. Solar panels are aftermarket retro fitted all the time. If you had problems fitting them to a new build then they didn't build your house…

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Entilzha
Aug 24, 2017 11:07 pm
Mec06
Mec06
24 August

Vienna Q1 build in Capestone, Mango Hill (Plantation Homes)

Vienna Q1 build in Capestone, Mango Hill (Plantation Homes)
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Haha, I thought the same thing but couldn't place it and then saw this post

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Mec06
Aug 24, 2017 10:25 pm
Mec06
AVMP
AVMP
24 August

Highgrove Box Hill

Highgrove Box Hill
NSW

Hi Everyone, I have been following this thread and the forum for a little while. My wife and I are building in Highgrove (Stage 3) as well. We visited the area a couple…

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AVMP
Aug 24, 2017 8:59 pm
Dean Slight
Dean Slight
24 August

Knock down rebuild duel occ

Knock down rebuild duel occ
NSW

Seen ANSA homes have quite a few designs, but i am looking at doing a similar thing, not much luck in finding history of built projects either, but id budget 15-20k to…

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Dean Slight
Aug 24, 2017 6:49 pm
HFBMPC
HFBMPC
24 August

Getting Ready for Renters

Getting Ready for Renters
VIC

Hey Talkey Im looking into this also - Ive found I will need to organise: Letterbox Landscaping Driveway/Perimeter path Blinds to all windows External Wall Clothes…

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HFBMPC
Aug 24, 2017 6:36 pm
HFBMPC

Studio M

Studio M

Ranon Unfortunately, You need to provide more information ie Species, contour, geotech engineering, plans Reasons being 1.The spreadsheets are generally customised for…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 24, 2017 5:13 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Bigjourney
Bigjourney
24 August

Anyone building with Masterton in Maitland NSW area ? Feedba

Anyone building with Masterton in Maitland NSW area ? Feedba
NSW

Any feedback greatly appreciated for anyones experience or knowledge about Masterton in the Maitland / Newcastle area. Floorplans re Harmony and Concerto are perfect for…

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Bigjourney
Aug 24, 2017 3:15 pm
marz1983
marz1983
24 August

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310
NSW

I don't know what happened to my previous reply Tamara all it did was post the quote haha. Was saying i just read through your house posts wow i love your house and your…

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marz1983
Aug 24, 2017 3:07 pm
Johnmc
Johnmc
24 August

Townhouse build price

Townhouse build price

Hi, Needs some assistance on what it costs per sqr to build some townhouses (turnkey). I have had so many varying prices. Has anyone had any experience here

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Johnmc
Aug 24, 2017 2:41 pm
buildingnanna
buildingnanna
23 August

Building with Hickinbotham

Building with Hickinbotham
SA

Mine took a couple of months had to wait for selections appointment

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buildingnanna
Aug 24, 2017 12:36 am
buildingnanna
Ayu123
Ayu123
23 August

Jewel38 from kurmond homes

Jewel38 from kurmond homes
NSW

Hi did anyone build jewel 38 from kurmond homes ? I see more of glenleigh homes not anything else Can you please share your experiences with kurmond homes Thanks

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Ayu123
Aug 23, 2017 11:16 pm
Doulton777
Doulton777
23 August

Anyone building with Metricon

Anyone building with Metricon
VIC

Thanks for the info. Metricon is telling us they don't have the film material. They haven't it it for a long time. So this is interesting to see. viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Aug 23, 2017 6:26 pm
Doulton777
MR.india
MR.india
23 August

Jordan Springs East

Jordan Springs East
NSW

I would expect Landlease to send out a communication in a week or two with registration dates.

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MR.india
Aug 23, 2017 2:51 pm
Entilzha
Entilzha
23 August

A week in the life of Building -Expert

A week in the life of Building -Expert
VIC
1, 2

he is more about the framing/windows/roof etc, no real engineering knowledge re slabs etc nowadays from what i have been told the builders engineer does a pre pour…

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Entilzha
Aug 23, 2017 1:03 pm
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Tamara1975
Aug 23, 2017 9:14 am
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bubbles_family
Aug 22, 2017 6:59 pm
Talkey
Talkey
22 August

The back fence

The back fence
VIC

Hi all, My house is nearly done and I'm just thinking about the back fence. I want to get a nice high one for extra privacy. I'm thinking 2100 would be good or maybe…

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Talkey
Aug 22, 2017 4:50 pm
Talkey
D350mh
D350mh
22 August

KDR - Sydney Inner West

KDR - Sydney Inner West
NSW

Hi mate, I would give dean at fairmont homes a call. He is in the willowdale estate office and have a…

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D350mh
Aug 22, 2017 2:18 pm
sco77k
sco77k
22 August

Delays and Extension of Time Clause

Delays and Extension of Time Clause
NSW

thanks for the tip. Yes 61 days! Various reasons such as extra rock excavation, rain delays, wet site. Sydney has also had one of its driest winters so it is very…

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sco77k
Aug 22, 2017 12:12 pm
sco77k
immu999
immu999
21 August

Building Portland 25 Carlisle Homes

Building Portland 25 Carlisle Homes
VIC

was about to finalise and the price increased. its now $212,900 for Portland 25, $3000 more than what it was two months ago. Can i have an idea on what it was in 2016?…

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immu999
Aug 21, 2017 9:40 pm
bashworth
bashworth
21 August

what are the steps to building

what are the steps to building

Deciding how much you can afford is definitely the first step. The block plus the initial house price should be considerably less than you budget. see Finding…

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bashworth
Aug 21, 2017 4:43 pm
bashworth
sudu
sudu
21 August

Feedback on new house plan?

Feedback on new house plan?
NSW

Thanks for your suggestions. The design has changed and house build in progress.

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sudu
Aug 21, 2017 12:12 pm
natalied2701
natalied2701
21 August

Building with Bellriver Homes

Building with Bellriver Homes
NSW
1, 2

Hello! Sorry for the late reply. Yes our site costs were fixed, we also had to pay an extra $15,000 or so. They had to do extra piers, drop edge etc. so we actually got…

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natalied2701
Aug 21, 2017 11:47 am
kkphilly93
kkphilly93
20 August

Our Henley Palace Q1

Our Henley Palace Q1
VIC

So it's been a few months and we have been very busy! Tender and contracts are long signed and sorted, we applied for our loan and first home owner grant and everything…

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kkphilly93
Aug 20, 2017 11:17 pm
kkphilly93
Milestone
Milestone
20 August

Coral Homes Avoca 25 in Gainsborough Greens

Coral Homes Avoca 25 in Gainsborough Greens
QLD
1 ... 56, 57, 58

I my gosh I am not a dog person we have our dog and she's the only one I love but your beautiful baby melts me Coral homes Modified Stradbroke 31 weeks and WE…

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Milestone
Aug 20, 2017 8:53 pm
Milestone
Tribe7
Tribe7
20 August

Custom small lot - Brisbane. Finished pics on page 18...

Custom small lot - Brisbane. Finished pics on page 18...
QLD
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Yes please Travis, would love to see some new build pics. Did you use the same builder?

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Tribe7
Aug 20, 2017 8:24 pm
Tribe7
icat2000
icat2000
20 August

Building my first home need some advise please

Building my first home need some advise please

Just from the point of resale. It depends on whether the house is your forever house. You have to ask them what they mean by exclusions. And ask them about the driveway…

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icat2000
Aug 20, 2017 6:14 pm
icat2000
Mum to 3Ms
Mum to 3Ms
20 August

Perry Homes NSW. Good or Bad?

Perry Homes NSW. Good or Bad?
NSW

This may be too late for you ( I only recently discovered this web site and am absolutely loving the honesty and ideas people have!) We have been in negotiations for…

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Mum to 3Ms
Aug 20, 2017 5:40 pm
Throsby
Throsby
20 August

First time build in Southern Highlands

First time build in Southern Highlands
NSW
1, 2

Hi all, we are new to this forum and building in Throsby views aswell. Waiting for registration seems never ending. We bought in 2015 and anticipated it to be completed…

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Throsby
Aug 20, 2017 11:18 am


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