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TCJ
TCJ
22 March

Power to Site

Power to Site
NSW

Has anyone had issues getting power to site? Coral have called and said there is a 3 month wait. We either hire a generator, borrow power from neighbours or put the build…

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TCJ
Mar 22, 2018 11:46 am
cuVD
cuVD
22 March

Who else purchased in Gill Estate, Lot 4, Boundary Road?

Who else purchased in Gill Estate, Lot 4, Boundary Road?
NSW
1, 2

wondering if anyone going to start building house soon as we bought the land recently?

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cuVD
Mar 22, 2018 10:27 am
Fee121
Fee121
21 March

Building Contract days exceeded

Building Contract days exceeded

Don’t forget to take out rain days and Christmas shut down which is usually 3weeks.

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Fee121
Mar 21, 2018 8:41 pm
CorinneB
CorinneB
21 March

Commercial and residential builder

Commercial and residential builder
VIC

Oh I should add, we saw one of his jobs that he finished and another that he was building and compared to all the other builders we had seen, especially volume builders -…

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CorinneB
Mar 21, 2018 5:29 pm
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Mish018
Mar 21, 2018 3:56 pm
Rafferty
Rafferty
20 March

KDR

KDR

Just wondering if there is anyone here building with Metricon Franklin 45. Thanks

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Rafferty
Mar 20, 2018 9:57 pm
mrsp
mrsp
20 March

Building a jgking belva

Building a jgking belva
VIC
1, 2

Hi Marsha, Your house is looking fantastic. Love the tiles you've chosen & paint colours. Could I bother you for the paint colour & brand of your walls & also the…

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mrsp
Mar 20, 2018 3:41 pm
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gillybean
Mar 20, 2018 12:32 pm
gillybean
icat2000
icat2000
20 March

Mimosa Homes Site Cost

Mimosa Homes Site Cost
VIC

Site costs can vary widely between builders. You need to compare all the costs when building your house. Look at the full quote for everything in your house and then make…

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icat2000
Mar 20, 2018 10:21 am
icat2000
Mr_Ed
Mr_Ed
20 March

Clarendon Sheridan Build - Box Hill NSW

Clarendon Sheridan Build - Box Hill NSW
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Oh... You might need to invest in some noise cancelling earphones :lol:

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Mr_Ed
Mar 20, 2018 9:54 am
dreamlabs4u
dreamlabs4u
20 March

Urban Fringe Praline Bricks

Urban Fringe Praline Bricks
NSW

Spotme ... We are just going to build our double storey Home using the Urban Fringe Praline Brick. We actually wanted something of a white finish in the standard range and…

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dreamlabs4u
Mar 20, 2018 9:31 am
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arcadelt
Mar 20, 2018 8:16 am
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SweetnSassy7
Mar 19, 2018 12:36 pm
absep19
absep19
19 March

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park
NSW

Sorry for a late response Tayyab. If you attach the garage you will definitely save some money as its part of same slab. But in my case there was a 1m slope, so I…

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absep19
Mar 19, 2018 10:22 am

Stroud Homes

Stroud Homes
NSW

BTW....be very careful when choosing a demo company!

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Fingerscrossed
Mar 18, 2018 2:07 pm
iTool
iTool
17 March

What's the minimum rear setback in Brisbane city council

What's the minimum rear setback in Brisbane city council
QLD

The BCC Small Lot Code is applicable to lots <450sq.m. It states that the minimum rear boundary setback is 6m for lots deeper than 25m. Side setbacks are 1m for habitable…

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iTool
Mar 17, 2018 1:45 pm
pandibabi
pandibabi
17 March

Who is building in Brisbane?

Who is building in Brisbane?
QLD

Thank you for the advice it is appreciated. I am following because I love seeing progress pics and seeing what people choose for the Brisbane lifestyle and getting ideas.…

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pandibabi
Mar 17, 2018 10:44 am
pandibabi
pandibabi
pandibabi
17 March

Question about setback non-compliance

Question about setback non-compliance
QLD

Hey, call a townplanner and they can explain to you in detail, very friendly and reachable. I won't sign anything that will affect your enjoyment of your property and I…

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pandibabi
Mar 17, 2018 10:02 am
pandibabi
shc
shc
16 March

Has anyone built with Plan Build Homes?

Has anyone built with Plan Build Homes?
QLD

Has anyone build recently with PlanBuild in Brisbane north area. I couldn't find any bad reviews lately at all. Just wondering if they are good?

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shc
Mar 16, 2018 10:51 pm
Salfield
Salfield
16 March

KDR - Rawson Edge 39 - Ryde - Completed Sept 2016

KDR - Rawson Edge 39 - Ryde - Completed Sept 2016
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi mate. No building a Chifley 42 mkii. Wow 10k. So that was installed? We were at the Chifley display today and asked when we would need to do the fireplace. They…

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Salfield
Mar 16, 2018 6:11 pm
dany
dany
16 March

KDRB Metricon Glendale 38 (Sydney) - We are in!

KDRB Metricon Glendale 38 (Sydney) - We are in!
NSW
1 ... 128, 129, 130

Just wondering what colour have you used for the feature facade. With red bricks and grey roof it's very tricky to get the colour right . This is blending well .

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dany
Mar 16, 2018 10:33 am
dany

Demolition of house with NBN HFC cable already there.

Demolition of house with NBN HFC cable already there.

They charged us 315 and said that there Will be no charge to reinstall it. I asked for that via email since the build will only finish a year later n have taken down the…

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excited_builders
Mar 15, 2018 8:20 pm
Sparkles_
Sparkles_
15 March

Building inspector - northern suburbs Melbourne

Building inspector - northern suburbs Melbourne
VIC

Looking for recommendations for a building inspector in Northern Suburbs Melbourne. Thanks

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Sparkles_
Mar 15, 2018 7:34 pm
Sparkles_
Savett
Savett
15 March

Anyone building in Hawksfields Estate Keysborough?

Anyone building in Hawksfields Estate Keysborough?
VIC

Hi Yannick. Our site cost is 18k with boutique homes. Have you got any contact with the developer. As we been waiting for their approval for almost 2months.

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Savett
Mar 15, 2018 6:14 pm
James59
James59
15 March

Building 2 storey house with JG KING steel ATLAS 2

Building 2 storey house with JG KING steel ATLAS 2
VIC

We are building Madison 2 with Oasis facade. I think we have been pretty lucky with our supervisor our slab was poured 22/9/2017 we have our final inspection next week…

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James59
Mar 15, 2018 5:40 pm
ozverusha
ozverusha
15 March

Anyone else is building at Eden on Dalmatia, Edmondson Park?

Anyone else is building at Eden on Dalmatia, Edmondson Park?
NSW

Hi 123something, Good for you. Jsut today we've a got news ... bad one :( Our land registration has been pushed back to the end…

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ozverusha
Mar 15, 2018 2:33 pm
ozverusha
Bri1234
Bri1234
15 March

Need to get NBN reconnected to KDR house.

Need to get NBN reconnected to KDR house.

Long story short - our old house had NBN connected (overhead cable). We knocked that house down. Our new house is (hopefully) just weeks away from hand over. So it's…

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Bri1234
Mar 15, 2018 1:17 pm
Bri1234
abhiadams
abhiadams
15 March

McDonald Jones Electrical - Alarm System

McDonald Jones Electrical - Alarm System

Hi All, Just a quick question on the Alarm system package. Has anyone recently gone through the Electrical appointment and chosen to upgrade their standard alarm package…

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abhiadams
Mar 15, 2018 12:39 pm
SallyL
SallyL
15 March

Illawarra build

Illawarra build
VIC

I found this article on the Mincove site about the things you need to know when building on a sloped site. They're Wollongong based too, might be a good option?

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SallyL
Mar 15, 2018 11:54 am
MikeW
MikeW
15 March

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?
NSW
1, 2

The builder said they are going to start from next Monday 19th March.

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MikeW
Mar 15, 2018 9:18 am
markmark
markmark
15 March

Home builder

Home builder
NSW

Hi Did anyone dealt or had feedback about Meridian homes ? Thanks

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markmark
Mar 15, 2018 9:01 am
lisalula
lisalula
15 March

Building the Lennox with Celebration Homes

Building the Lennox with Celebration Homes
WA
1, 2

Hey a bit late to the party but the house looks great! I wondered if you had a photo of your powder room with the sink? Did you pick your sink or was it standard? Thanks, Lisa :)

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lisalula
Mar 14, 2018 11:51 pm
dioni
dioni
14 March

Staircase Upgrade Cost

Staircase Upgrade Cost
NSW

Thanks all for your replies. Our staircase is an L shaped and not a huge feature of the house so might just have to go back to the standard one and invest our $20k on…

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dioni
Mar 14, 2018 5:05 pm
corkco
corkco
14 March

New Home Prices across Australia

New Home Prices across Australia
1, 2, 3, 4

Sounds good Your house plan is amazing

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corkco
Mar 14, 2018 3:59 pm
corkco
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corkco
Mar 14, 2018 3:34 pm
corkco
Patrick
Patrick
14 March

First pure Investment Property

First pure Investment Property
VIC

Thank you where abouts did you build? What suburb?

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Patrick
Mar 14, 2018 9:40 am
Patrick
baxter01
baxter01
14 March

Anyone built or building a Porter Davis Vermont 29?

Anyone built or building a Porter Davis Vermont 29?
VIC

Hi , Has anyone built or building a vermont 29 with PD ? They have only got Vermont 33 on display. It is hard to imagine the living area size without seeing it in person.…

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baxter01
Mar 14, 2018 9:34 am
TLG
TLG
14 March

Porter Davis KDRB Vancouver 33

Porter Davis KDRB Vancouver 33
VIC

Hi guys, we are in the Knox area KDRB. We are looking at a 6 meter set back to build. We are sitting on a very generous sized block with an 11 meter setback currently. Our…

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TLG
Mar 14, 2018 7:43 am

So we had PCI on the 20th of Feb and picked up our keys on the 1st March. Couldn’t be happier with our home and it has been so crazy busy since then packing and moving…

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m0llss
Mar 13, 2018 11:19 pm
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BrownDog77
Mar 13, 2018 7:26 pm
jbru87
jbru87
13 March

Coral Homes

Coral Homes
NSW

Hi, we are building in Coffs Harbour. I would highly recommend Coral Homes we have had a great experience, 15 weeks to build we are now just waiting for some minor defects…

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jbru87
Mar 13, 2018 7:18 pm

Loving the color stain of our front door but very disappointed that I can still see the black stain from when the bricks were acid washed: I am not going to accept this…

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James59
Mar 13, 2018 7:15 pm
Cooky
Cooky
13 March

Corner Blocks - Share your plans!

Corner Blocks - Share your plans!
NSW

Hi everyone, I've recently purchased a 532 sqm corner block in Sydney and would love to see what others have achieved on their corner blocks! My land is 32 metres deep…

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Cooky
Mar 13, 2018 7:00 pm
Cooky
Clean
Clean
13 March

Anybody dealt with KG CSC at Metricon

Anybody dealt with KG CSC at Metricon

Anybody dealt with her, really want to know your experience with her (Victoria). Thanks.

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Clean
Mar 13, 2018 4:09 pm

We’re just about to sign off on our plans and our builder has sprung an addition on our bathrooms. They want to put in a 70mm high tiled hob in our up stairs showers.…

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Brenton41
Mar 13, 2018 3:58 pm
mrbiggens
mrbiggens
13 March

building in cascades silverdale

building in cascades silverdale
NSW

Congrats on getting underway. Fingers crossed for some smooth sailing through the admin stage.

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mrbiggens
Mar 13, 2018 3:57 pm
mrbiggens
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
1 ... 15, 16, 17

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

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