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SilentBoB
SilentBoB
20 November 2017

My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA

My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA
WA
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Looks awesome Dave! House looks like it's really coming along nicely!

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SilentBoB
Nov 20, 2017 3:43 pm
SilentBoB
Sarah159
Sarah159
20 November 2017

Given a variation after the work had been completed

Given a variation after the work had been completed
WA

Not 100% sure, but i think most builders have in the contract that your site must be clear of vegetation before work begins.

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Sarah159
Nov 20, 2017 11:38 am

Going very well. Slab was poured: 16/10 Frame completed: 6/11 Windows are on site, 1st stage plumbing is completed. Roof is on the upstairs, but not yet the garage or…

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Jeffc42
Nov 20, 2017 11:06 am

Hey structuralBIMGuy here are the engineers plans, this does not seem to be close to what has actually occurred on site!?

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Caydenn
Nov 20, 2017 10:28 am
Caydenn
Hurrow
Hurrow
20 November 2017

Fencing questions

Fencing questions

Your contract to buy the land probably covers what happens with the vacant land at the back of your block. I'm in the same situation except that the land behind me is…

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Hurrow
Nov 20, 2017 10:06 am
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hnag
Nov 20, 2017 8:30 am
vikushivu
vikushivu
20 November 2017

Help on Electrical Plan? Do I need more lights?

Help on Electrical Plan? Do I need more lights?

Hi V+J Look at your message. I have PM you my electric plan. Cheer, Vik

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vikushivu
Nov 20, 2017 12:43 am
chrinee
chrinee
20 November 2017

Heartwood

Heartwood
WA

After panicking about my colours I stumbled across the Heartwood range. For those with any of the Heartwoid tile range, is there a hint of grey in them..? Any pics of…

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chrinee
Nov 20, 2017 12:37 am
Kenshi123
Kenshi123
19 November 2017

Vancouver 33 with PD - Colour Selection Help Please :)

Vancouver 33 with PD - Colour Selection Help Please :)
VIC

Had a phone call from PD this week. Tender appointment is booked for the 21st of December. A little over a month to go. Hopefully it all goes swimmingly. Land contracts…

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Kenshi123
Nov 19, 2017 7:56 pm
KolioCarr
KolioCarr
19 November 2017

Building with Metricon. The Mantra 25s.

Building with Metricon. The Mantra 25s.
VIC

Thanks icat2000. we still cant believe its actually happening.

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KolioCarr
Nov 19, 2017 7:47 pm
KolioCarr
Joshwaan2k
Joshwaan2k
19 November 2017

Simonds Prague Modified SA

Simonds Prague Modified SA
SA
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Hows the place going?

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Joshwaan2k
Nov 19, 2017 3:15 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 November 2017

Stained framing panels ??? A problem ... GJ Gardner build

Stained framing panels ??? A problem ... GJ Gardner build

Galleriamad Thanks for posting the photos Please check your engineering Plans/Notes under Wind loading category , Timber framing for Shear walls & Bracing May I also…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 19, 2017 9:58 am
StructuralBIMGuy

In construction now and waiting for the roof to go up.

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WhatsUp
Nov 19, 2017 2:54 am
homeowner64
homeowner64
18 November 2017

How did they build 4 properties on this land?

How did they build 4 properties on this land?
VIC

wow my bad... I assumed being 16 A-D it was just the number 16 property split into 4.

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homeowner64
Nov 18, 2017 4:20 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
18 November 2017

Itemised prices

Itemised prices
WA

You have a choice with adding/changing $60 door handles (upgrades) and it is not going to push you over the edge, nor is charging a $600 admin fee, though you are stuck…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 18, 2017 8:59 am
StructuralBIMGuy
geminithinker
geminithinker
17 November 2017

Building inspectors Melbourne

Building inspectors Melbourne
VIC

Has anyone used Inspect east?

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geminithinker
Nov 17, 2017 9:39 pm
MiG
MiG
17 November 2017

Arcadia- Officer

Arcadia- Officer
VIC

Not much on Arcadia on this forum. I suggest you join the Arcadia future residents group on fb.It has over 200 members.

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MiG
Nov 17, 2017 7:11 pm
JustMia
JustMia
17 November 2017

Henley Homes

Henley Homes
VIC
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Hi Zee! I haven’t even started building, but going by the Facebook Henley site, they do. Looks like a decent pack with chopping board and other things.

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JustMia
Nov 17, 2017 5:00 pm
k3nnis
k3nnis
17 November 2017

Budget

Budget
VIC

Yep the upgrades needs to double haha. For me anyways.

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k3nnis
Nov 17, 2017 4:36 pm
Loveyourwork
Loveyourwork
17 November 2017

Budget Custom Home builder

Budget Custom Home builder

Hi Paraga We are looking to build a single storey 28 sq home in Melbourne. We are knocking down so have some additional costs to factor in. We have looked at everyone…

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Loveyourwork
Nov 17, 2017 2:49 pm
Snowdon Developments
Snowdon Developments
17 November 2017

Taylors Real Estate - Snowdon Homes

Taylors Real Estate - Snowdon Homes
VIC

Hello, Thank you for taking the time in providing your feedback.…

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Snowdon Developments
Nov 17, 2017 2:13 pm

I am a bit scared now as this building is built by hebel, I initially expected more quality in the finish. But it turned out to be different. There are cave ins and…

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samfox
Nov 17, 2017 2:03 pm
zee1308
zee1308
17 November 2017

New Build with Henley ( Palace Q1)

New Build with Henley ( Palace Q1)
VIC
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Just a quick question, do henley provider any handover present at the time of settlement.???

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zee1308
Nov 17, 2017 9:31 am
zee1308
zee1308
17 November 2017

Cascade Q1 - Henley Homes with Mods

Cascade Q1 - Henley Homes with Mods
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Just a quick question, do henley provider any handover present at the time of settlement.???

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zee1308
Nov 17, 2017 9:30 am
excited_builders
excited_builders
16 November 2017

Our Glendale

Our Glendale
VIC

Welcome to the forum. We too are building the Glendale 50 in Melbourne. Ours is a KDRB and we have our final Studio M apmts soon. Where r u at? Have u started construction?

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excited_builders
Nov 16, 2017 11:32 pm
mj-mac4
mj-mac4
16 November 2017

Final build price Vs Advertised price

Final build price Vs Advertised price
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Coral NSW 25sq house base price $204,000. Final price $265,000. This includes colour and finishes upgrades, tiles, carpet, electrical, appliances, ducted aircon, and lots…

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mj-mac4
Nov 16, 2017 5:32 pm
mj-mac4
bini
bini
16 November 2017

Anyone building in Mernda Villages Stage 71 - 73?

Anyone building in Mernda Villages Stage 71 - 73?
VIC

Yayy!!! its the first best feeling you will come across when you hear from your agent that your Land is titled and settlement will be the next 14…

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bini
Nov 16, 2017 1:52 pm
Joker
Joker
16 November 2017

Fowler homes site costs, slab and variations costs

Fowler homes site costs, slab and variations costs
NSW

I think there is middle ground, why are project builders allowed to seemingly get away with regular poor work, some customers get good results, some get horrific results,…

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Joker
Nov 16, 2017 1:40 pm
bribiebell
bribiebell
16 November 2017

Coral Homes Build SEQ - modified Grange 20

Coral Homes Build SEQ - modified Grange 20
QLD
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Klea just got the update I hope you are doing ok. I want Lego woman updates on your progress

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bribiebell
Nov 16, 2017 12:29 pm
bribiebell
Beb
Beb
16 November 2017

Trend connection

Trend connection

I have built with trend connection in 2015 and currently now and will definitely build again with them in the future can't recommend them enough. We have had great…

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Beb
Nov 16, 2017 10:46 am
Astoria52
Astoria52
16 November 2017

Anyone bought land in 57 Sandown Road Springvale Melbourne

Anyone bought land in 57 Sandown Road Springvale Melbourne
VIC

Are some blocks still available? I thought most have been sold, but again I might be wrong. We're building with Carlisle and there are A LOT of houses there built by…

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Astoria52
Nov 16, 2017 12:48 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
15 November 2017

Urgent Question: Site cost in Somerfield estate

Urgent Question: Site cost in Somerfield estate
VIC

In a boom market always "fix costs" then it becomes the builders problem if he can't get subcontractors to do the work for what he initially quoted. $10K for siteworks…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 15, 2017 7:43 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
huubang
huubang
15 November 2017

CSG Situation in Spring Farm

CSG Situation in Spring Farm

Thanks alyise_ for your info. Hope they will sort it out. Anybody has another story to share?

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huubang
Nov 15, 2017 4:17 pm
coref1
coref1
15 November 2017

Macarthur Heights - Fencing

Macarthur Heights - Fencing
NSW

A long time since you asked this question but I recently put a deposit on a block at Mac Heights and as far as I know you cannot build a color bond fence there.

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coref1
Nov 15, 2017 3:52 pm
yonas
yonas
15 November 2017

Waterhaven Estate @ Point Cook, VIC

Waterhaven Estate @ Point Cook, VIC
VIC

Hi Aloha, Did you end up buying here at Waterhaven. I am considering to buy a house and land package here. Small 2 storey house. Probably in 2014 lot prices were so…

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yonas
Nov 15, 2017 3:52 pm
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Ezza78
Nov 15, 2017 12:57 pm
Marshall5858
Marshall5858
15 November 2017

Simonds Palisade in Drouin

Simonds Palisade in Drouin
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

You won’t be disappointed, we love ours

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Marshall5858
Nov 15, 2017 12:36 pm

Plan with master at rear The original plan Will upload personalised plan when I receive them at the gallery 😊

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EmEm
Nov 15, 2017 11:46 am
LEXMAN
LEXMAN
14 November 2017

Abchomes Metropolitan 32

Abchomes Metropolitan 32
VIC

Hi , Im in negotiation with ABC homes with a contract and after seeking advice from a contract lawyer i presented amendments to the sales consultant, his reaction to my…

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LEXMAN
Nov 14, 2017 11:34 pm
WowBingo
WowBingo
14 November 2017

Our Forever Home Build

Our Forever Home Build
QLD
1 ... 7, 8, 9

super congrats!! What an amzing home! All the best with everything we r building next year , so ur photos give us inspiration for ideas to go pendents ? or not to go…

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WowBingo
Nov 14, 2017 8:43 pm
Megera
Megera
14 November 2017

Building Simonds Hudson in Warrnambool Vic

Building Simonds Hudson in Warrnambool Vic
VIC
1 ... 18, 19, 20

omg! Glad you’ve finally gotten your titles but gah! What a pain!

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Megera
Nov 14, 2017 8:10 pm
Megera
building-expert
building-expert
14 November 2017

Why does only Henley use low grade (F5) timber for studs?

Why does only Henley use low grade (F5) timber for studs?
VIC

Happy to assist you, it's good to know you have your independent inspectors.

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building-expert
Nov 14, 2017 5:39 pm
building-expert
sparrowsnest
sparrowsnest
14 November 2017

Has anyone insured the items they have supplied themselves?

Has anyone insured the items they have supplied themselves?

Who did you end up going with? I googled and tried a couple of companies but they don’t do that particular insurance and told me I can only access the insurance I need…

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sparrowsnest
Nov 14, 2017 2:14 pm
bestspecials
bestspecials
14 November 2017

Building a Clarendon parkhill 29 in Brisbane

Building a Clarendon parkhill 29 in Brisbane
QLD
1, 2, 3

Hi Rebekah, Didn't realise we were in the same facebook group. We only paid a deposit of $1750 to Coral when we signed up and that included the soil test. So, I don't…

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bestspecials
Nov 14, 2017 10:12 am
bestspecials

We changed the front of our home to have just one window so we removed the middle feature panel that would have been in between the two windows if we kept the original…

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elleimac
Nov 14, 2017 9:53 am
elleimac
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dougang287
Nov 14, 2017 7:18 am


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