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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
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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
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Sorry just found your selections. 😅 All good 😆

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mj-mac4
Mar 09, 2018 5:55 pm
mj-mac4
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
Charlie2
Charlie2
7 March

BRISBANE Area Independant building inspectors

BRISBANE Area Independant building inspectors
QLD
1, 2

i just found out that "noregreats" is the director of Handovers.Com brother......go figure

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Charlie2
Mar 07, 2018 8:36 am

How clean would the house be during handover?

How clean would the house be during handover?
NSW

I have read on here before that there is rules in the building tolerances about the clean and that it should be very clean. Hopefully someone has a link for you.…

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sparrowsnest
Mar 06, 2018 9:50 pm

Building with Coral Homes - Monterey 20 (Sydney)

Building with Coral Homes - Monterey 20 (Sydney)
NSW

Hi s-X-s ... we're also building with Coral in SW Sydney, we signed contract in Dec 2015 to secure a $15K FHOG and it took 18 months for land to register lol, as it goes…

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Artfromhart
Mar 06, 2018 9:41 pm
Artfromhart
EmBella
EmBella
6 March

Sewer main

Sewer main
SA

There generally isn't too many issues with using an existing point? It's on the other side of the property to where they wanted a new point put. Hmm anyway we are…

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EmBella
Mar 06, 2018 9:37 pm
TashPaul
TashPaul
6 March

Bulkhead on plan

Bulkhead on plan

I am pretty sure there is a small gap between the top of our cupboards and the infill. It is so the cupboards don't scrape on the bulkhead/infill. If you look at my blog,…

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TashPaul
Mar 06, 2018 3:07 pm
TashPaul
Clean
Clean
6 March

Metricon Bentleigh 38 - Wollert VIC

Metricon Bentleigh 38 - Wollert VIC
VIC
1, 2

Could you please tell us what payment method you have changed to.

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Clean
Mar 06, 2018 1:50 pm

Final Docs received

Final Docs received

Hi atemby sorry think I’m being confusing our slab was laid 27/2 last week a week earlier then they originally said it would be in prestart and at prestart we were told…

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vanessah2015
Mar 06, 2018 12:34 pm
vanessah2015
SallyL
SallyL
6 March

Newbie help in choosing a house

Newbie help in choosing a house
NSW

It can take so long to find the right plan! My friend spent ages looking around, tossing and turning. She reckons one of the most important things is which direction your…

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SallyL
Mar 06, 2018 11:21 am
Mtfranklin
Mtfranklin
6 March

building 39SQ house on 450sqm in Macarthur Height

building 39SQ house on 450sqm in Macarthur Height
NSW

You need to customise the build, we are building a 38sq house in the Elara estate at Marsden Park on a 350sqm block. CDC will not give you approval, council is your best…

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Mtfranklin
Mar 06, 2018 10:49 am
RhondaMc
RhondaMc
6 March

Hotondo Homes Modified Tarwin 297

Hotondo Homes Modified Tarwin 297
VIC

Hi, Have you looked at the Tarwin by Hotondo? That is what we are building. It is has an upstairs living room and balcony or even the new Jaxton, if you flip the rumpus…

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RhondaMc
Mar 06, 2018 9:47 am
yoyohv
yoyohv
6 March

LYNDARUM/AURORA/SUMMERHILL ESTATES: Epping, Victoria

LYNDARUM/AURORA/SUMMERHILL ESTATES: Epping, Victoria
VIC
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Hi! I have confirmed with Aurora that I can move by a couple of metres to the right the front taps on my lot. Has anyone done this before? How did you work it out, with…

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yoyohv
Mar 06, 2018 9:15 am

Boutique homes Price Protection

Boutique homes Price Protection
VIC

We have an appointment with Boutique in April. Will ask them about this.

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Providence32
Mar 06, 2018 6:13 am

For those who are eager to see Bristol plan house, here are some pictures during brick phase.

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cranbourne23
Mar 05, 2018 9:57 pm
Hailsm
Hailsm
5 March

Who is building with Allworth Homes

Who is building with Allworth Homes
NSW
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Found it thanks. We've finished our build and moved in a few weeks back but I'm noticing a few issues now so would be handy still to be in the group to share experiences…

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Hailsm
Mar 05, 2018 8:31 pm
Hailsm
corkco
corkco
5 March

Preparing a budget

Preparing a budget

Don't forget little things that add up like letter box, clothes line, etc. If you doing owner builder, make sure you got everything covered!

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corkco
Mar 05, 2018 5:47 pm
corkco


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