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wedge117
wedge117
29 September

Fairhaven Clovelly 225 at Lara Views

Fairhaven Clovelly 225 at Lara Views
VIC
1, 2

Just from above Recycled water is not a requirement in this estate

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wedge117
Sep 29, 2017 10:44 am
wedge117
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
29 September

Trenches exposed for over 2 weeks

Trenches exposed for over 2 weeks

Lovisa Ok, that's one less thing to think about... I do highly recommend you have the footings and slab inspected by your own engineer several days before the concrete…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 29, 2017 10:16 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Bergman58
Bergman58
28 September

Fairhaven homes

Fairhaven homes
VIC

Hi Lyndal, Firstly let me say im not a builder at all and have no history in the building industry. However i believe the cost are to secure the site and give the builders…

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Bergman58
Sep 28, 2017 9:50 pm
Bergman58
Kak85
Kak85
28 September

Granvue Builders

Granvue Builders
VIC

Hi OCD_Jes, Thanks for the info! How is your build going? I have been to nearly all of the Granvue display homes and I have some concerns about the way the windows have…

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Kak85
Sep 28, 2017 6:54 pm
Kak85
jdreamer
jdreamer
28 September

Our Custom Home by SJD Homes

Our Custom Home by SJD Homes
VIC

It is a custom build as they don’t have one that suits my block for my tiny block of land. I was thinking of getting them to do it but they quoted us $4.5-5k to do it.…

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jdreamer
Sep 28, 2017 6:36 pm
ERIC Y
ERIC Y
28 September

Building Caesar (Molto collection) with Plantation Homes

Building Caesar (Molto collection) with Plantation Homes
QLD

Hi, I'm building with plantation homes as well , my plan is Seville , really similar plan. Couldn't find caesar plan in plantation home, but i can find it in google.

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ERIC Y
Sep 28, 2017 10:33 am
ASJ1981
ASJ1981
28 September

Building with Wisdom Homes - Kitchen and Tile Appointments

Building with Wisdom Homes - Kitchen and Tile Appointments
NSW

Hi Jess, I have just joined today as i have been looking for forums/posts from someone who has or is building the Washington 26! You are the first person! Can you please…

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ASJ1981
Sep 28, 2017 9:49 am
ASJ1981
jessicagauci
jessicagauci
28 September

Highly Reactive Soil - Movement & Cracking

Highly Reactive Soil - Movement & Cracking

Ok thank you for your advice! Fingers crossed not much more movement occurs and that it was just the initial settling. It's just upsetting to see it happen in our…

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jessicagauci
Sep 28, 2017 8:38 am
mlionel20
mlionel20
27 September

Electric sliding gate / front fence in Melbourne

Electric sliding gate / front fence in Melbourne
VIC

Hi all, Any recommendations for a fence builder for an metal steel electric sliding gate + front fence in South East Melbourne? I am looking at a cantilever fence ideally.…

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mlionel20
Sep 27, 2017 10:57 pm
RossH
RossH
27 September

Perth Water

Perth Water
WA
1, 2

Hi, You didn't say which model Fleck softener you purchased... Can you now give an opinion on how it is working and any problems experienced? You can reply direct to me…

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RossH
Sep 27, 2017 9:39 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
27 September

Cost issues - advice please

Cost issues - advice please
NSW
1, 2

Not unless it's a cost plus contract and it's been agreed upon Even then,I've seen some ridiculous invoices produced by Subcontractors & Builders The best you can do is…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 27, 2017 9:36 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Ssjo
Ssjo
27 September

UMBRA Estate Greenvale

UMBRA Estate Greenvale
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

I think you summed it up very well

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Ssjo
Sep 27, 2017 7:48 pm
fingerz
fingerz
27 September

Metricon sentosa

Metricon sentosa
VIC

Any updates?

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fingerz
Sep 27, 2017 6:31 pm
vikushivu
vikushivu
27 September

Electrical Plan Advise + Downlights after handover install?

Electrical Plan Advise + Downlights after handover install?
1, 2

Hi Eric, I am going to finalized downstairs lighting with Plantation but with upstrairs I will use my own electrician (with above price mentioned) After handover. Cheers,Vik

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vikushivu
Sep 27, 2017 5:53 pm
Classic33
Classic33
27 September

single storey designs for 312.5 sq m plot in Elara

single storey designs for 312.5 sq m plot in Elara
NSW

hello, I have bought a 312.5sq m land at Elara. (12.5m x 25m) Planning to build a single storey homes,…

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Classic33
Sep 27, 2017 5:51 pm
Hailsm
Hailsm
27 September

Once Civil works complete, how long til registration???

Once Civil works complete, how long til registration???
NSW

Haha that's ok, I use an app called tapatalk, it makes it a little easier to upload pics and reply Oh ok well I know the civil works at coast central have so far…

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Hailsm
Sep 27, 2017 4:41 pm
Hailsm
Hannaho
Hannaho
27 September

Our First Home Build with Commodore Homes in Seville Grove!

Our First Home Build with Commodore Homes in Seville Grove!
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hey, I have just started my process with Commodore Homes and have the same design. I too am wanting to change the layout to a front Theater and larger window at the…

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Hannaho
Sep 27, 2017 12:43 pm
jayandkelly
jayandkelly
27 September

Building Coral Homes "Winton 26" at Clarence Town NSW

Building Coral Homes "Winton 26" at Clarence Town NSW
NSW
1, 2

Hi there! We are about to build a Winton 26 and wondering if you had any more photos you could share please? 😊

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jayandkelly
Sep 27, 2017 7:48 am
emts
emts
26 September

JG King -Urbis 1

JG King -Urbis 1

Maybe just the Shepparton branch is good, friends started with them a few months after us and they are ahead of us! (smaller build however)

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emts
Sep 27, 2017 12:05 am
emts
building-expert
building-expert
26 September

Pro Building Advice

Pro Building Advice

You are a latecomer to this, I have been doing exactly that for over a decade. Regardless you should post your qualifications and credentials if you want to be taken seriously.

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building-expert
Sep 26, 2017 11:52 pm
building-expert
LittleGreenTarneit
LittleGreenTarneit
26 September

Anyone building with "Home buyer centre"

Anyone building with "Home buyer centre"
VIC

We are building with Homebuyers Centre Victoria and they are fast - with asking for progress payments. Our inspector found a total of more than 50 pages of defects in…

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LittleGreenTarneit
Sep 26, 2017 10:40 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
26 September

Colour Selection where to start

Colour Selection where to start
NSW

I started with flooring. I knew my tiles were going to have a big impact on my overall look..

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aloenyx
Sep 26, 2017 10:16 pm
aloenyx
asheeshjoshi
asheeshjoshi
26 September

What are the site costs and council charges in Wantirna Rise

What are the site costs and council charges in Wantirna Rise
VIC

I have recently bought a 430m2 land in Wantirna Rise. Currently I am shopping around for builders. I was wondering if there are any members on this forum who have bought…

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asheeshjoshi
Sep 26, 2017 7:50 pm
JB1
JB1
26 September

Cost of Documentation - Advice Please

Cost of Documentation - Advice Please
NSW

I think it's a reasonable price. Most architects charge for Sketch Design – Floor Plans and Elevations and submission to councils. Then you have working drawings,…

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JB1
Sep 26, 2017 5:36 pm
Ben+Lindsay
Ben+Lindsay
26 September

Building a Noosa 26 with Coral Homes

Building a Noosa 26 with Coral Homes
NSW
1 ... 32, 33, 34

They are called ‘shark nose’ finger pull profile. They cost $798 for all underbench cupboard doors and drawers. They are only available on polyurethane doors - which…

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Ben+Lindsay
Sep 26, 2017 10:02 am
Ben+Lindsay
premiumglass
premiumglass
25 September

Glass pool fencing perth

Glass pool fencing perth
WA

HI mate, I'm proud to introduce Premium glass pool fencing, a new company in glass pool fencing and glass balustrade. We have more than 15 years of experience in glass…

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premiumglass
Sep 26, 2017 12:23 am
premiumglass
JayaJaya
JayaJaya
25 September

Brick, colorbond, window frame help

Brick, colorbond, window frame help

Have you thought of pairing Jasper roof with Dune fascias, gutters and window frames, and having the terrain as a statement on the garage? Dune would probably go better…

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JayaJaya
Sep 25, 2017 9:11 pm
JayaJaya
k.goldington
k.goldington
25 September

Williams Designer Homes build, West Wallsend NSW - Moved In

Williams Designer Homes build, West Wallsend NSW - Moved In
NSW
1 ... 31, 32, 33

I have been searching for an ottoman since we moved in, couldn't find one quite right. This one is pretty close to the colour of our lounge but I thought it was going to…

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k.goldington
Sep 25, 2017 10:20 am
k.goldington
Rockgod70
Rockgod70
25 September

KDR Solar System - Sell or keep

KDR Solar System - Sell or keep

Hello, We are in the process of clearing out the house ready for demo. One of the things I've been trying to find is whether it is worth keeping the existing Solar…

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Rockgod70
Sep 25, 2017 8:55 am
Rockgod70
Poseidon
Poseidon
25 September

Soakwells Perth

Soakwells Perth
WA

if you are looking for quality soakwells in WA i really do reccomend theses guys:

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Poseidon
Sep 25, 2017 5:46 am
bripri
bripri
24 September

Choosing builder - New Edge homes

Choosing builder - New Edge homes
NSW

Hi All, Anyone s built house before with New Edge homes (New edge homes are a part of Masterton Group)? How are they as a builder?

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bripri
Sep 24, 2017 11:28 pm
DanTheUpholsterer
DanTheUpholsterer
24 September

KDR with Fairmont Homes

KDR with Fairmont Homes
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Very nice What colour have you used on the walls ? Did you make your entry way narrower ? Our design we have 2 full size doors... is that front door a double wide door…

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DanTheUpholsterer
Sep 24, 2017 10:52 pm
9528
9528
24 September

Cost to repair crossover

Cost to repair crossover
VIC

Hi Ezza, we're in the same boat. If you're going to have driveway done by some third party, rather than your builder, do it together with the driveway.

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9528
Sep 24, 2017 7:19 pm
Hailsm
Hailsm
24 September

Brick Laying

Brick Laying

Ah ok makes sense. I just had a look at your blog, you house looks lovely, can't wait until we are up to that stage

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Hailsm
Sep 24, 2017 3:31 pm
Hailsm
MayaK
MayaK
24 September

Regent Homes Adelaide

Regent Homes Adelaide
SA

We recently built with them completed in end July 2016 (Henley Beach South) and have been living in the new house just a little over a year now. Our house is currently…

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MayaK
Sep 24, 2017 2:53 pm
Anathyst
Anathyst
24 September

Newbie

Newbie
VIC

Hi all, we recently purchased our H&L package in the Elements estate in Truganina. Was wondering, is it a requirement to choose the colors as per the theme provided for…

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Anathyst
Sep 24, 2017 2:31 pm
Lets_Do_This
Lets_Do_This
23 September

Carlisle homes- near completion

Carlisle homes- near completion
VIC

Hey Hutchie, It has been some time since you posted this. Hopefully all issues by now have been resolved. We are also thinking to go with CH. How do you rate there…

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Lets_Do_This
Sep 23, 2017 11:37 pm
ange80c
ange80c
23 September

Monte Carlo Exec with Rear Activities KDR Fairfield NSW

Monte Carlo Exec with Rear Activities KDR Fairfield NSW
NSW

Update: Our D.A has been submitted to council. Now the wait begins...

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ange80c
Sep 23, 2017 8:20 am
WifeofHunza
WifeofHunza
23 September

Housing the Tribe, Gold Coast

Housing the Tribe, Gold Coast
QLD
1 ... 200, 201, 202

jumping across to follow..... yippppeeee

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WifeofHunza
Sep 23, 2017 7:54 am
WifeofHunza
PVBuild
PVBuild
22 September

Home plan needed...

Home plan needed...

Ours has about 1.8m, and is a standard split level. We'd have rather built on bearer and joists; but was going to work out too expensive. I don't actually mind our site…

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PVBuild
Sep 22, 2017 11:15 pm
MandM+4
MandM+4
22 September

Glendale 41 in Sydney - Marsden Park

Glendale 41 in Sydney - Marsden Park
NSW

I'm not sure about sharing photos as they aren't mine to share, sorry. They are happy with their build though, just a few minor defects and was built on time. They're in…

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MandM+4
Sep 22, 2017 8:51 pm
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rdd
Sep 22, 2017 5:34 pm
DamNita
DamNita
22 September

Let's do it all again

Let's do it all again
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Loving your build and can't wait for more photos!

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DamNita
Sep 22, 2017 3:50 pm
DamNita
Afrooz
Afrooz
22 September

Porter Davis : Bermuda 23

Porter Davis : Bermuda 23
VIC
1, 2, 3

Have you settled down in the new house? Is everything fine with it? Can you take some pics of the final product? I really wonder if they do the job the same they have…

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Afrooz
Sep 22, 2017 11:38 am

Inspections

Inspections
VIC

You are further along in your build but we’ve used Darbecca for each stage of our build so far and sometimes the defects are rectified within days and other times it…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Sep 22, 2017 3:55 am
Waldorf_Grange_Build

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