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MikeW
MikeW
4 July

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?
NSW

Hi Scott, How is your building with Charleston Homes? We just received tender from them. Does your price of $1867 cover flooring? Thanks, Mike

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MikeW
Jul 04, 2017 12:22 pm
courtsh
courtsh
3 July

St Germain Estate, Clyde North

St Germain Estate, Clyde North
VIC

Hi! Are there any future St Germain residents here? Has anyone received updates on Stage 1 & 2 title dates?

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courtsh
Jul 03, 2017 8:09 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
3 July

double vs single storey with metricon

double vs single storey with metricon

We're doing a split level single storey with M. 3 metre slope over the build envelope. It's a slightly bigger site cut than I wanted; but the backyard actually feels…

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PVBuild
Jul 03, 2017 7:55 pm

Coral Homes Avoca 23- Allerton Park

Coral Homes Avoca 23- Allerton Park
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

I just had a look at yours. I love yours too. Suddenly mine looks rather boring :( lol

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Tamara1975
Jul 03, 2017 7:39 pm
pEast
pEast
3 July

Building fence - how to read electric/water meter?

Building fence - how to read electric/water meter?
VIC

Regarding water meter they drop a postage paid card on which u write the water reading and post it immediately - doing it for more than 3 years cos keep the front gate locked

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pEast
Jul 03, 2017 5:20 pm

Written Direction To Fix Building Work

Written Direction To Fix Building Work
VIC

It's good to know that BS is on the ball with mandatory inspections, even so there are many things they don't check so if you don't know how to do it yourself you risk…

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building-expert
Jul 03, 2017 4:46 pm
building-expert
SueDS
SueDS
3 July

PD vs Carlisle

PD vs Carlisle
VIC

Started our process with Carlisle. Its 10/10 at the moment. Appointments book on the dates she promised us. No massive price surprises. They gave us a detailed list of…

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SueDS
Jul 03, 2017 4:44 pm
SueDS
Caydenn
Caydenn
3 July

Porter Davis price increase

Porter Davis price increase
VIC

Perth's crash however was largely related to the ending of the significant mining boom. Mining was a big reason the area boomed and prices soared, once the boom was over…

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Caydenn
Jul 03, 2017 12:32 pm
Caydenn
andyboiii
andyboiii
3 July

Our First Build

Our First Build
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Good to see you're making some in roads in getting it all sorted. There is always a silver lining, isn't there? You get the tiles that you like! haha Keep us updated,…

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andyboiii
Jul 03, 2017 11:35 am
andyboiii
njcolyer
njcolyer
3 July

Custom Build - Highlife Homes - The Good, The Bad & the UGLY

Custom Build - Highlife Homes - The Good, The Bad & the UGLY

Our build has recently began in Coomera Waters and we have decided to add to the forum as it has been such a great help for us and we would like to maybe help others in…

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njcolyer
Jul 03, 2017 11:09 am

Building a Noosa 26 with Coral Homes

Building a Noosa 26 with Coral Homes
NSW
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Oh wow your home is beautiful!! And that puppy !! So darn cute!!

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Tamara1975
Jul 03, 2017 8:39 am
Jeffc42
Jeffc42
3 July

Sahara Q2 - Riverwalk Werribee

Sahara Q2 - Riverwalk Werribee
VIC
1, 2

Our land titled on the 28th as planned :-D, and because we did settlement on the first day they even gave us a $1,000 discount Soil tests have now been done. We are no just…

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Jeffc42
Jul 03, 2017 8:30 am
Dreamhme
Dreamhme
3 July

MainVue Emporio ER432 Ultima

MainVue Emporio ER432 Ultima
VIC
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Hello How much MainVue (Henley) charge for pool foundation ? which company you get this installed and cost. Thanks in advance.

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Dreamhme
Jul 03, 2017 5:04 am

Building with Summit on rural land.

Building with Summit on rural land.
WA

Have to use an offsite hosting company only allows url linked images here?

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Common as muck
Jul 02, 2017 11:11 pm
Common as muck
JoBro
JoBro
2 July

Tri-Level Split on Upsloping Block - Builders / Designs ?

Tri-Level Split on Upsloping Block - Builders / Designs ?
NSW

Just wondering who you ended up building with, and how you found the building company throughout the process?

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JoBro
Jul 02, 2017 10:00 pm
JoBro
Tan one
Tan one
2 July

Our Build with Clearview/ Clearview Elite Homes

Our Build with Clearview/ Clearview Elite Homes

Anyone currently building or have built with clearview/ clearview elite homes?

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Tan one
Jul 02, 2017 9:54 pm

Front Cladding Nails Sticking Out

Front Cladding Nails Sticking Out
QLD

Yeah it would have been a coil gun shooting it on, not really anything you can do, pulling it out you have risk of damaging the face if the board and that would be a…

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LochietheChippy
Jul 02, 2017 8:44 pm

Fence / Concrete / Electric gate sequence

Fence / Concrete / Electric gate sequence
VIC

Sounds like your on to it mate, just make sure all your plumbing and electrical is accounted for, which you have already mentioned.

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LochietheChippy
Jul 02, 2017 7:57 pm
hoastefan
hoastefan
2 July

Porter Davis Vermont 33

Porter Davis Vermont 33
VIC

Anyone built this house already? Pics? Cost??

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104
hoastefan
Jul 02, 2017 7:53 pm
WhatsUp
WhatsUp
2 July

Building Firstyle Silkwood 21.7

Building Firstyle Silkwood 21.7
NSW
1, 2

Hi lexh, Just wondering how ur progress is going? From whatsup

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WhatsUp
Jul 02, 2017 2:30 pm
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aloenyx
Jul 02, 2017 12:03 pm
aloenyx
kaykens
kaykens
2 July

Migrating existing ADSL to new home (requiring Lead-In)

Migrating existing ADSL to new home (requiring Lead-In)
VIC

As above, Telstra will do the cabling work so your current provider can organise the cabling through a move order and pass on the charge from Telstra :)

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kaykens
Jul 02, 2017 11:39 am
kaykens
llah
llah
2 July

10m Frontage Block - Dreamstart Build - Calleya Estate

10m Frontage Block - Dreamstart Build - Calleya Estate
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi El, can you please tell me the details of your painter? Thanks

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llah
Jul 02, 2017 3:05 am
Coolc
Coolc
1 July

Carlisle Homes - Easy Living Tennyson 25

Carlisle Homes - Easy Living Tennyson 25
VIC

How did your build go ? Hope pretty smooth. What sort of upgrades do they offer ? Do they do Drive ways ? Can we upgrade oven cooktop sink taps ??

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Coolc
Jul 01, 2017 8:24 pm

Really needing some help! My bricks have been discontinued so I'm trying to find some mid grey bricks that don't look at all brown. I'm after images of Steel or Iron…

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Rochelle-1212
Jul 01, 2017 1:30 pm
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taniel
Jul 01, 2017 10:29 am

Bardia small lot?

Bardia small lot?
NSW

Hi Due to the size of the land, most of the builder doesn't have any set design. When the plot is part of small lot which means dual living possible, there's no much…

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Zayedzamir
Jul 01, 2017 7:56 am
krusade25
krusade25
30 June

Site Visits by Friends

Site Visits by Friends

Thanks so much to everyone that has responded. It is good to know that i am not alone in thinking this. I will be having a quiet word to them to let them know that their…

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krusade25
Jun 30, 2017 11:34 pm
iTool
iTool
30 June

Project builders in Bris - moderate slope

Project builders in Bris - moderate slope
QLD

Can anyone recommend any project builders in Brisbane who are happy to do something other than cut and fill to deal with a sloping site? We've got a standard 16 perch lot…

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iTool
Jun 30, 2017 11:31 pm
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bashworth
Jun 30, 2017 10:33 pm
bashworth
dreamer88
dreamer88
30 June

Abchomes Metropolitan 32

Abchomes Metropolitan 32
VIC

Can any admin move this to Building a New Home section please. thank you.

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dreamer88
Jun 30, 2017 5:15 pm
shellby
shellby
30 June

Please check our brick work.

Please check our brick work.
NSW

I had a quick look at tolerances - for vertical it can be up to 15mm which your top photo is and for horizontal it can be up to 13mm which yours is larger. However I was…

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shellby
Jun 30, 2017 3:58 pm
shellby
frankily
frankily
30 June

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic
VIC

quick update, we submitted our planning app almost 2 months ago, advertising started today, so 14 days to go. response from council has been largely positive, spoke with…

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frankily
Jun 30, 2017 11:07 am
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tpham001
Jun 30, 2017 9:12 am
Ezza78
Ezza78
30 June

Help with my plot setbacks

Help with my plot setbacks
VIC

How did you go with the council? All I know is side setback regulations are different to front. You can apply to have a reduced minimum setback but need the plans to…

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Ezza78
Jun 30, 2017 7:52 am
Elzbeths
Elzbeths
29 June

Organising site preparation (cut/fill) before signing with v

Organising site preparation (cut/fill) before signing with v

Hi there, I was wondering if anyone had organised to get their site levelled before they have proceeded with a volume builder to help reduce costs? We have purchased a…

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Elzbeths
Jun 29, 2017 11:25 pm
fademan
fademan
29 June

Porter Davis Upgrades and Costs

Porter Davis Upgrades and Costs
VIC
1 ... 28, 29, 30

Hi everyone, Madison 45 - Upgrade costs from my quote. Hope this helps 9' ceilings - Ground…

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fademan
Jun 29, 2017 11:25 pm

Need help in selecting builder.

Need help in selecting builder.
NSW

IN your initial tender, specify all the upgrades, don't assume that the base price is what you see in the display home. Then you'll see what your actual cost is. This is…

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onetonnesam
Jun 29, 2017 10:42 pm

AllCastle Contract sign to commence build

AllCastle Contract sign to commence build
NSW

once the contract is signed and the DA approvals and demolition is certified complete, there was 20 days for AH to start. That was us mid 2016 anyway.

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onetonnesam
Jun 29, 2017 10:27 pm
dharmesh
dharmesh
29 June

Building with champion Homes in heritage height..

Building with champion Homes in heritage height..
NSW

We put deposit on dec 2015. We were told march 2016 as settlement date. Now the land is ready we visited it. Its just the paperwork and approval thats taking ages. 31st…

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dharmesh
Jun 29, 2017 9:57 pm
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Katran
Jun 29, 2017 8:44 pm
bribiebell
bribiebell
29 June

Building a Noosa 29 in north brisbane

Building a Noosa 29 in north brisbane
QLD
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Hi Caitnkase, Hows your beautiful Noosa29 going?? Have you decked out the WIR with your Ikea Pax yet?? Maybe some landscaping updates for us all

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bribiebell
Jun 29, 2017 7:30 pm
bribiebell
jshaw88
jshaw88
29 June

B & D's First build with HGWA

B & D's First build with HGWA
WA
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Yes please message his details through that would be great thanks! Glad to hear that you didn't have too many issues all up :-) Thanks Again!

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jshaw88
Jun 29, 2017 5:34 pm
Bernardraj
Bernardraj
29 June

Who is or has built Clarendon homes paddington ?

Who is or has built Clarendon homes paddington ?
NSW

Hi All, I am planning to build a 5bed house for my family. I am settings my mind to build Paddington 31 . Like to have your input and ideas.

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Bernardraj
Jun 29, 2017 5:23 pm
MrsJM
MrsJM
29 June

Wall mounting a Smart TV - what do I need?

Wall mounting a Smart TV - what do I need?
VIC

I think our Foxtel point is down below. Although we will never get Foxtel anyway lol. I don't even know why we got the points. I know that we had issues in our bedroom…

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MrsJM
Jun 29, 2017 4:24 pm
MrsJM
MrsJM
MrsJM
29 June

Liquidate Damges for builders

Liquidate Damges for builders
NSW

Coral is $50 up to PCI only. They need to provide written detail within I think it is 10 days of becoming aware of a delay. That is- no getting to the end of the build and…

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MrsJM
Jun 29, 2017 4:19 pm
MrsJM


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