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BrisJay
BrisJay
10 August

Mcdonald Jones homes in QLD - North Lakes

Mcdonald Jones homes in QLD - North Lakes
QLD

I should point out that I actually dealt with the guy from Newport. I don't know if they still have the North Lakes display open but when I first posted this thread, the…

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BrisJay
Aug 10, 2017 11:42 pm
rockylot
rockylot
10 August

Rock excavation!!!! How much would it cost

Rock excavation!!!! How much would it cost
1, 2

Hi Morphjk. Just wanted to ask a few questions. I have just been on my site with SS. He showed me the rock situation on my lot. They are currently breaking a solid…

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rockylot
Aug 10, 2017 5:42 pm
Dee2310
Dee2310
10 August

Anyone have any 2 storey corner block designs they'd like to

Anyone have any 2 storey corner block designs they'd like to

Hi, We have the same issue. but our block is 300sqm. We are now getting a side entry design done with Elderton. Which area you are building?

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Dee2310
Aug 10, 2017 2:52 pm
Swordfish
Swordfish
10 August

Life Estate - Point Cook

Life Estate - Point Cook
VIC
1, 2

Thanks Mrcool4 I will check with Kim this weekend and see what i can get.

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Swordfish
Aug 10, 2017 2:48 pm
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lovisa
Aug 10, 2017 1:03 pm
Joker
Joker
10 August

A case for pre contract review

A case for pre contract review
VIC

Really good article, it's amazing how many don't see the value, when in fact a contract review is peanuts compared to what you stand to loose, it should be compulsory for…

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Joker
Aug 10, 2017 12:32 pm
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Nawsome
Aug 10, 2017 9:51 am
Nawsome

Sloping block - need recommendations

Sloping block - need recommendations
VIC

makin8677 I've engineered & built 12 car undercroft garages but it depends 1. Slope of the block..do you have a contour survey 2. Soil conditions sand and rock…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 09, 2017 11:06 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

We're at fixed stage and I've seen there's a gap in our floor is this normal the frame and wall over hangs the slab I've added a few photos as the stages progressed…

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stephy2457
Aug 09, 2017 9:35 pm
stephy2457

Unhappy... should we start again and find another builder or

Unhappy... should we start again and find another builder or
VIC

You are unhappy before the journey starts, it rarely gets better and you are most likely in for a donkey ride. Your money is good so why settle for a second class customer…

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building-expert
Aug 09, 2017 7:43 pm
building-expert

This might help: http://www.appinvalley.com.au/discover-your-place/nbn/nbn.pdf

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arcadelt
Aug 09, 2017 5:42 pm
dulie
dulie
9 August

Liberty 45

Liberty 45

Hi Vet, Thanks, they are upgraded stacker doors. For more details, click on my signature below to read through my build. Hope that helps.=)

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dulie
Aug 09, 2017 2:20 pm
dulie
jhiace
jhiace
9 August

Anyone built a house with HUDSON HOMES?

Anyone built a house with HUDSON HOMES?
NSW

I suggest you do a search and read all the info already shared on this forum. My time frame was 18 months - construction from the day they turned soil to the day we got…

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jhiace
Aug 09, 2017 1:25 pm
msresearcher
msresearcher
9 August

Tulloch from Mcdonald Jones

Tulloch from Mcdonald Jones

Hi there has anyone built one of the tulloch design from Mcdonald Jones. Would love to hear feedback and see pics? How fleixble are mcdonald jones in altering floor plans? TIA

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msresearcher
Aug 09, 2017 11:11 am
BrownDog77
BrownDog77
9 August

Coral home Kirra 23 project

Coral home Kirra 23 project
QLD

We are same vote as you first home & first build it's a quick learning curve

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BrownDog77
Aug 09, 2017 10:54 am
nikil
nikil
9 August

Porter Davis - Marbella 42

Porter Davis - Marbella 42
VIC

Definitely check with your local council as to what is required. We are doing a KDR on a completely flat block with no rock. Our site costs are $45,000 and we don't…

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nikil
Aug 09, 2017 10:47 am
Dreamhme
Dreamhme
9 August

Affordable custom home builder, building 2nd home in Woodlea

Affordable custom home builder, building 2nd home in Woodlea
VIC

Hi Jas Do you have any website to check out few floor plans for DS homes. We have a block in Woodlea as well 20 x 32 - 640sqm. Cheers

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Dreamhme
Aug 09, 2017 10:36 am
johnsonren
johnsonren
9 August

Any recommendation for a house designer/draftsman?

Any recommendation for a house designer/draftsman?

Do you have the photos or renderings of the house you want to build?

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johnsonren
Aug 09, 2017 8:55 am
allblaqk
allblaqk
8 August

Same Block, New Home!

Same Block, New Home!

Welcome Andy! This is why we also went with a smaller builder. Looking forward to following your journey :)

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allblaqk
Aug 08, 2017 8:55 pm
allblaqk

Hiya.... I haven't updated in some time. It feels like a lot but not much has been happened. We have our roof on now. Colour wallaby. Our doors and windows have gone…

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kandgat
Aug 08, 2017 6:58 pm
jonesyGT
jonesyGT
8 August

Building with Beechwood Homes in Sydney North West, Kellyvi

Building with Beechwood Homes in Sydney North West, Kellyvi
NSW

We started September. We are just (fingers crossed) about to start by 24 August We did colour back in June Get in contact with them, they kept emailing us & they didn't…

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jonesyGT
Aug 08, 2017 6:57 pm
Joker
Joker
8 August

Building on boundary-Neighbour unhappy

Building on boundary-Neighbour unhappy
SA

I would send a letter stating, your limited where the garage goes and that your home is single storey, state that unfortunately a empty block will always end up with a…

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Joker
Aug 08, 2017 1:38 pm
bashworth
bashworth
8 August

Inspection

Inspection
VIC

There are a few different options at this link . . . but also keep an eye on the build yourself and if anything looks wrong ask the…

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bashworth
Aug 08, 2017 11:55 am
bashworth
Charlz
Charlz
8 August

Who to build with in the hunter

Who to build with in the hunter
NSW

Who have you built with in the hunter good and bad trying to decide who to go with

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Charlz
Aug 08, 2017 11:13 am
Kandi
Kandi
7 August

demolition and tree removal

demolition and tree removal
NSW

does any one know good Tree removal service and Demolition company in Sydney West

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Kandi
Aug 07, 2017 10:59 pm
Sonja385
Sonja385
7 August

Mimosa Homes Site Cost

Mimosa Homes Site Cost
VIC

We are currently trying to decide on a builder. We got quotes from several different builders and Mimosa homes side costs seem to be much below the ones of other builders…

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Sonja385
Aug 07, 2017 9:17 pm
wongbruce
wongbruce
7 August

Clipsal

Clipsal

Done! Kind Regards, Bruce "Building an Eden Brae Waldorf 50 in North Kellyville" Blog: http://waldorf50.blogspot.com.au A Mobile Solicitor at Wong & Horta…

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wongbruce
Aug 07, 2017 7:51 pm
ja-mez
ja-mez
6 August

Building with mojo homes

Building with mojo homes
NSW
1, 2

House is coming along well. Handful of defects/incomplete works mean i probably wont get to lining by september. We have 4 weeks in august but theres 2- 3 weeks in…

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ja-mez
Aug 06, 2017 11:06 pm
VMGlendale37
VMGlendale37
6 August

Metricon Henderson 42

Metricon Henderson 42
NSW
1 ... 29, 30, 31

Looks amazing M&T!

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VMGlendale37
Aug 06, 2017 10:53 pm
Vet
Vet
6 August

Building Metricon Laguna 40 Ryde council

Building Metricon Laguna 40 Ryde council
NSW

Has anyone asked for all the internal frames to be H3 all over or just in the wet areas? Open to thoughts. I was told that the pine can rot easy.

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Vet
Aug 06, 2017 10:29 pm

Who is building with Beechwood

Who is building with Beechwood
NSW

There is quite a large thread already going on Beechwood have a search very helpful people on there

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Needamoneytree
Aug 06, 2017 4:16 pm
Needamoneytree
krusade25
krusade25
5 August

Better Built Homes

Better Built Homes
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Great news about council approval! 16 weeks is horrendous! Hopefully the build for you is not as drawn out and hopefully you are in way before christmas 2018!

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krusade25
Aug 05, 2017 10:32 pm
mjcmjc
mjcmjc
5 August

Who is building at Harrington Grove?

Who is building at Harrington Grove?
NSW
1 ... 60, 61, 62

Is this thread still alive? Anyone here building at Harrington Grove at the moment?

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mjcmjc
Aug 05, 2017 2:15 pm
yonas
yonas
5 August

MIRVAC HOMES AT SCHOFIELDS

MIRVAC HOMES AT SCHOFIELDS
NSW

Thanks Vick86. Looks like our budget won't be enough even for the smallest block. I would need to look from other development.

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yonas
Aug 05, 2017 2:01 pm
Sunil Pranav
Sunil Pranav
5 August

Ramp/Driveway slope to a basement garage.

Ramp/Driveway slope to a basement garage.

Thanks Brian. this info was very helpful. Regards, Sunil

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Sunil Pranav
Aug 05, 2017 12:50 pm
Sunil Pranav

Building a 26-28sq house on a corner lot

Building a 26-28sq house on a corner lot

Looking at floor plans hands down if it was me I would go Mantra 28. So much more resale value. No clue about the two builders qualities tho.

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Needamoneytree
Aug 04, 2017 11:04 pm
Needamoneytree

Colorbond Roof

Colorbond Roof
QLD

Anticon is used in our house due to bushfire rating. You need sarking for a couple of things the condensation, heating and cooling so whirley birds won't help with…

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Needamoneytree
Aug 04, 2017 10:51 pm
Needamoneytree
saz1980
saz1980
4 August

PGH Bricks - Photos of PGH Wicker or PGH Hotham

PGH Bricks - Photos of PGH Wicker or PGH Hotham
QLD

Gees, I haven't used photobucket for years and it's giving me hassle! I can email the photos to you if you want to PM me your email address? I've given up on photobucket,…

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saz1980
Aug 04, 2017 2:49 pm
icat2000
icat2000
4 August

Quantum Quartz vs Casearstone

Quantum Quartz vs Casearstone

Thanks for your prompt response. My quote for Casearstone is pretty high. I'm seriously looking at Quantum Quartz if its going to be cheaper.

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icat2000
Aug 04, 2017 1:13 pm
icat2000
Spotme
Spotme
4 August

Hooray, we are building the Metricon Glendale 38 in Sydney!!

Hooray, we are building the Metricon Glendale 38 in Sydney!!
NSW
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Thank you! Hope the rest of thebuild goes well Yep, am trying to get hold of HO contact, still witing, meanwhile my SS who is fantastic, said he'll look into it as his…

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Spotme
Aug 04, 2017 1:01 pm
Duy Phan
Duy Phan
4 August

Building with Coral Homes

Building with Coral Homes

Cheryl519 The comment from Klea below would be correct in regards to PC. The contract will always note that Practical Completion is a stage where the house would be…

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Duy Phan
Aug 04, 2017 9:39 am
wongbruce
wongbruce
4 August

Tiling with Eden Brae

Tiling with Eden Brae
NSW

We are building the Waldorf 50 with Eden Brae. There are always advantages and disadvantages doing tiling externally after handover. As someone who has owned several…

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wongbruce
Aug 04, 2017 2:01 am
lovisa
lovisa
3 August

Titled Land Discount - Metricon and Other Builders

Titled Land Discount - Metricon and Other Builders
VIC

What state are you in?i had a consultant with a nother company we are building with mow thats been grate. 10k deposit for us just to do financing with home start.

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lovisa
Aug 03, 2017 11:26 pm

HIA building contract review by a building lawyer

HIA building contract review by a building lawyer
VIC

if you paid for the plans then they are yours ,you can take them to other builder

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alwayslearning
Aug 03, 2017 9:03 pm
huubang
huubang
3 August

CSG Situation in Spring Farm

CSG Situation in Spring Farm

Hi everyone, I've just put my deposit down for a H&L package to build in East Village SF. However, 2 days later I've discovered several posts in H1 where people are…

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huubang
Aug 03, 2017 8:21 pm
lovisa
lovisa
3 August

FIrst Home build Rosewood Grove, Elizabeth North

FIrst Home build Rosewood Grove, Elizabeth North
SA

Thank you our footings came in at $20959, we are waiting for valuation atm. Our council stage 1and / went through in under a week! Now waiting for stage 3 :)

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lovisa
Aug 03, 2017 8:15 pm
lliigg
lliigg
3 August

Building Marina Q1 with Henley - South East Melbourne

Building Marina Q1 with Henley - South East Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Sorry I just saw this post now! It takes the DBDRV about 7 weeks to contact you. I finically got notified last Monday. As it turns out though, after not backing down and…

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lliigg
Aug 03, 2017 7:07 pm
MisterSlope
MisterSlope
3 August

Building on Slope - Latitude 37/Englehart/Glenvill/Mazzei

Building on Slope - Latitude 37/Englehart/Glenvill/Mazzei
VIC

Unfortunately that is a bit difficult. It is not until you get your design and engineering drawings finalised then the estimation can be done. Till that point it is all…

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MisterSlope
Aug 03, 2017 6:40 pm


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