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Finally, build is complete and PCI has been scheduled for next week. Let's see how it goes and how long it takes for handover. Things looking good so far.

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jmasood
Jun 29, 2017 2:29 pm
jmasood
tngo
tngo
29 June

Building single storey Metricon – Grandview 27 in Deep Water

Building single storey Metricon – Grandview 27 in Deep Water
QLD

Hi, great to have someone building in the same Estate ::cheerleader::Looks like your plan process have completed quicker than ours. I hope all the best for your building. Can't wait to…

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tngo
Jun 29, 2017 11:06 am
amiarm
amiarm
29 June

New Breeze Bardia - Design Guidelines for Front Double Garag

New Breeze Bardia - Design Guidelines for Front Double Garag
NSW

Design guideline i have is also draft dated mar-2016. Looking at your house width - 12.5m with 1.5m easement on the side that means you have 11m frontage with zero…

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amiarm
Jun 29, 2017 9:57 am

Rough Electrical Allowances for builders

Rough Electrical Allowances for builders
NSW

Electrical allowance should be about 5% of the total build cost. Up to 10% if you go hard on the bells and whistles. $300k build = $15k electrical

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1960sModernistHome
Jun 28, 2017 9:41 pm
1960sModernistHome
anush0703
anush0703
28 June

Timber frames

Timber frames

dear homeone friends i would like to know about the difference between t2 termite treated timber and stabilized radiata timber. can someone please explain to me. thanks.

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anush0703
Jun 28, 2017 9:15 pm
Variegated
Variegated
28 June

new house build - traffic management

new house build - traffic management

It may also be possible to get it removed through the local council. The people in the architecture firm I used to design my house went in to bat for me when a traffic…

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Variegated
Jun 28, 2017 8:44 pm
Variegated
priya2015
priya2015
28 June

We want to push back our build as much as possible - PD

We want to push back our build as much as possible - PD
VIC

we signed in last june 2016 and wanted to start to build this july 2017.They charged us 2999 for getting the promotion package and 6000 for 6 month delay.We signed our…

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priya2015
Jun 28, 2017 3:29 pm
priya2015

Hi pommie, From memory the YES package was an additional package and is separate to the Platinum package. I took the platinum package, but ended up choosing a few items…

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lostcourse
Jun 28, 2017 2:30 pm
Francis C
Francis C
28 June

Worry over soil around slab

Worry over soil around slab
TAS

It's a bit disappointing a retaining wall was not part of the design to hold up the fill that there to hold up your house. Wilson homes did something similar to a friend…

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Francis C
Jun 28, 2017 12:54 pm

Henley Reserve Ivory

Henley Reserve Ivory
VIC

Standard Insulation. No Increase the height as it already 2570 which is sufficient for us. We doing few Triple Garage Glass Windows instead of splash back Heating with 3…

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bhutani.sumit
Jun 28, 2017 9:38 am
traceylee
traceylee
27 June

Rosenthal Estate - Sunbury

Rosenthal Estate - Sunbury
VIC

Hi Your plan no is on the land contract with the Your lot no on it that you were provide by rosenthal when you purchased your lot the plan no starts with PS followed by…

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traceylee
Jun 27, 2017 10:49 pm
epitome
epitome
27 June

crushed rock access when building a new home

crushed rock access when building a new home

Yeh I have an existing concrete strip driveway but as part of the KD it will be removed. But good to hear that you have seen other KDRBs that have crushed rock installed…

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epitome
Jun 27, 2017 9:43 pm

Know you should only go for 3 Colours.... Would like to Highlight weatherboards something like Vivid White. Stuck on Render - Thinking White Duck, Silkwort, Dune. Don't…

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kalleyhome
Jun 27, 2017 8:28 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 June

Storm Water Solution

Storm Water Solution
NSW

Having the roof drainage plumbed to a detention system wouldn't be a problem with the "very slight slope" as described but the surface drainage is another matter. Most…

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SaveH2O
Jun 27, 2017 6:49 pm
SaveH2O

Better Built Homes BBH

Better Built Homes BBH
NSW

Update on our issue: We have received a call from the management in BBH and they did acknowledge the problems and have promised us that, it be…

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indu.singh0602
Jun 27, 2017 4:33 pm

Hi all we are building a granny flat and it is about 1metre off the ground at it's highest point. Consequently the subfloor area is pretty obvious :(! Any ideas as to…

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Southies
Jun 27, 2017 2:04 pm
Southies

Henley Homes Review

Henley Homes Review
VIC

Thanks for the information. We are anticipating same.

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bhutani.sumit
Jun 27, 2017 12:28 pm
jameskrd
jameskrd
26 June

Austral Beechwood

Austral Beechwood

Hi, anybody here used austral beechwood brick. like to see some photos please. also what mortar was used natural or offwhite. thanks

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jameskrd
Jun 26, 2017 11:19 pm
tngo
tngo
26 June

Timeline forBuilding a single storey house

Timeline forBuilding a single storey house
VIC

our contract initially stated that it has to be done in 260 days including 45 inclement weather, over that there will be penalty. However I wasn't happy as the…

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tngo
Jun 26, 2017 10:03 pm
Oninon
Oninon
26 June

Developer _ Delaying to cancel contract using sunset clause

Developer _ Delaying to cancel contract using sunset clause
VIC

The situation in NSW was similar to Victoria until November 2015. The developers used to resort to Sunset clause to cancel the…

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Oninon
Jun 26, 2017 8:35 pm
janbo
janbo
26 June

When did your builder provide walk throughs?

When did your builder provide walk throughs?
VIC

We have not been allowed any walkthroughs at all... the excuse being it is unsafe.... we are at interior painting stage our build viewtopic.php?t=87100

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janbo
Jun 26, 2017 6:11 pm

Hi everyone, l have been following the discussions with great interest and l have learnt a lot! If you can spare some time to critique/provide any feedback on our plans…

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Mwenje
Jun 26, 2017 2:36 pm
Mwenje
tpham001
tpham001
26 June

How do you choose a custom builder?

How do you choose a custom builder?
1, 2

Hi Joker, Are you able / willing to provide us with you project managers name, details etc? Cheers,

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tpham001
Jun 26, 2017 2:01 pm
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
26 June

Our Henley Build - Amalfi 30 vs 33

Our Henley Build - Amalfi 30 vs 33
VIC

great floorplan! We sold our first house which was a single storey on a 12x32 (400sqm) we knew we wanted more land so it was either buy a large block and build single or…

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stayxtrue
Jun 26, 2017 1:56 pm
stayxtrue

Anyone building with Long Island Homes?

Anyone building with Long Island Homes?
VIC
1, 2

I needed at H2 slab as well. Good luck with the rest of your build.

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maddisonjean
Jun 26, 2017 12:46 pm
megz1
megz1
26 June

Austral urban one range in pepper

Austral urban one range in pepper
NSW
1, 2

Love this ;) Did u change any of the floor plan? Id love to see if u have, we are also looking to build with Mirvac What façade is this and its Marli 210 ? Thanks :)

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megz1
Jun 26, 2017 12:01 pm
Althom
Althom
26 June

First Build in Perth - Choosing a Builder

First Build in Perth - Choosing a Builder
WA
1, 2, 3

Be very wary of Dale Alcock Homes. Lot's of promises, flashy HQ and then when it gets down to it you'll be treated like dirt.

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Althom
Jun 26, 2017 10:08 am
Althom
Terii
Terii
26 June

Planning and Building permits MB HC6 contract

Planning and Building permits MB HC6 contract

Hi yes all sorted I talked to my builder, will may be have to pay planning fees if applicable bu wont know until the land titles.

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Terii
Jun 26, 2017 9:17 am

Porter Davis - WOS Categories

Porter Davis - WOS Categories
VIC

Hi GoldenCrumb, We are really happy with the Bermuda design once we added on the Games, Rumpus and Grand Alfresco - this addition extends the kitchen as well and it…

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Shannykins173
Jun 26, 2017 8:39 am
Mwenje
Mwenje
25 June

Building in North Queensland

Building in North Queensland
QLD
1, 2

How long is your double vanity? It's very nice :)

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Mwenje
Jun 25, 2017 9:53 pm
Mwenje
ozdream
ozdream
25 June

Anyone else building at Piccadilly Estate, Riverstone?

Anyone else building at Piccadilly Estate, Riverstone?
NSW
1 ... 36, 37, 38

Hi people, congratulations on the land registration. We are a couple hoping to build our first home on 27 Cranbourne St by address (lot 24). Just wondering if all our…

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ozdream
Jun 25, 2017 7:50 pm
Teva
Teva
25 June

Demolish and rebuild on slight sloping corner block in Brisb

Demolish and rebuild on slight sloping corner block in Brisb
QLD

Hi all I'm new to this and would love your advice. We have a post-war in Seven Hills on a lovely corner block (600sqm) that's pretty small and we need more space.…

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Teva
Jun 25, 2017 7:41 pm

We were lucky enough to have a good week of brickwork and was surprised to see the brickies at it yesterday: We ended up choosing Blue Steel Flash as our main bricks with…

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Gooner
Jun 25, 2017 7:08 pm
carrie8
carrie8
25 June

Dennis Family homes build in Melbourne west. FHOG.Venetia 23

Dennis Family homes build in Melbourne west. FHOG.Venetia 23
VIC
1, 2

I have uploaded a few but am having trouble writing captions for each picture or editing even on the desktop very frustrating, if there is any other pics you need DM me…

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carrie8
Jun 25, 2017 3:48 pm
mlp18
mlp18
25 June

Amalfi428

Amalfi428
VIC

Hi Amal, I've built the same house 18 months ago. Not sure of measurements but butlers and WIR are big enough not that different from display home. Also, try the…

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mlp18
Jun 25, 2017 8:59 am
PolkaDots
PolkaDots
25 June

Greenvale Orchards - anyone building/bought land?

Greenvale Orchards - anyone building/bought land?
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

So, the new contractor has started work on the wetlands and it's due for completion in December

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PolkaDots
Jun 25, 2017 8:08 am
Amal
Amal
24 June

Our MainVue Amalfi 428

Our MainVue Amalfi 428
VIC
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Hi Joshd We are going to sign our contract very soon for Amalfi 428 , We would like to know the sizes of butlers pantry and W.I.R in master bed room comparing to display…

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Amal
Jun 24, 2017 11:20 pm
EmBella
EmBella
24 June

SA Distinctive homes?

SA Distinctive homes?
SA

Thanks for the feedback guys. We are still yet to sign with anyone. Hopefully soon. Will b following your builds. Goodluck.

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EmBella
Jun 24, 2017 10:42 pm
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FahadAshraf
Jun 24, 2017 9:50 pm
Joker
Joker
24 June

House size vs council regulations

House size vs council regulations
VIC

We got through a house well over 50%, in fact about 60%, Our Draftsman along with her architect husband got it through by showing other houses in area with each part of…

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Joker
Jun 24, 2017 9:31 pm
Ella_AD
Ella_AD
24 June

J_and_T's House Build in Lightsview

J_and_T's House Build in Lightsview
SA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hello J & T Hope you are doing well. We are going to purchase a property on lightsview. But we are a bit hesitant about the suburb. May I ask why did you choose this…

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Ella_AD
Jun 24, 2017 8:32 pm
Ella_AD
Ella_AD
24 June

Building House in Lightsview (Northgate) SA

Building House in Lightsview (Northgate) SA
SA

Hello all, We want to purchase a property on lightsview. But we are a bit scared. We like this suburb only because it is close to the city but is it enough? What are the…

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Ella_AD
Jun 24, 2017 8:16 pm
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marshi
Jun 24, 2017 4:11 pm
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Noelle1986
Jun 24, 2017 3:40 pm
bondm
bondm
24 June

New home build with Jandson Homes - Ultima 27

New home build with Jandson Homes - Ultima 27
NSW

Where are you talking about? w7 By the way, you can ask them to quote this variation and see if it's worth to pay more. Make sure you ask everything you want to know when…

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bondm
Jun 24, 2017 2:15 pm
leelee116
leelee116
24 June

Our Nolan

Our Nolan
NSW
1 ... 73, 74, 75

I got M to pay for the industrial floor cleaner as their cleaner did not do a good enough job and national should of advised for best performance of the tile to seal…

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leelee116
Jun 24, 2017 2:13 pm
bondm
bondm
24 June

New home - First Stage from Jandson Homes

New home - First Stage from Jandson Homes
NSW

Thanks Bhoot for your replied. have a good weekend.

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bondm
Jun 24, 2017 2:02 pm
Sparkie
Sparkie
24 June

Interim occupation certificate

Interim occupation certificate
NSW

Thanks Mate. I appreciate your input. They referred to HIA and rejected my request. Not sure what to say in reply .

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Sparkie
Jun 24, 2017 1:42 pm


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