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phantom18
phantom18
1 August

Has anyone built with Sterling Homes?

Has anyone built with Sterling Homes?
SA

In the very early stages with Sterling homes, up to the selections phase now. So far very happy with the Communication, I see they have got some poor reviews, however I…

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phantom18
Aug 01, 2017 1:13 pm
aden
aden
1 August

Anyone building with McDonald Jones in Newcastle?

Anyone building with McDonald Jones in Newcastle?
NSW

i have included flooring tiles and carpet and tiling to the alfresco areas . look at lighting and what you need. also i am getting frosted glass on the bathrooms…

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aden
Aug 01, 2017 12:53 pm
Mimpi
Mimpi
1 August

Building Equis Lake The Vines Easy Start/Summit Homes

Building Equis Lake The Vines Easy Start/Summit Homes
WA

Great looking home! Sorry to hear that you had so many issues. We are looking at building out there also. Wondering if we could get any info as to what land developers had…

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Mimpi
Aug 01, 2017 12:02 pm
Phoenix
Phoenix
1 August

Building The Forsyth 35 With Porter Davis

Building The Forsyth 35 With Porter Davis
VIC
1, 2

Hi Flamee! Sorry for the late reply :-( How's is your build going? I hope it's all going smoothly for you. We had a bad experience with our BC and requested to be…

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Phoenix
Aug 01, 2017 10:35 am
Phoenix
lovisa
lovisa
31 July

Soil removal from scrape

Soil removal from scrape
1, 2

Entliza feel your pain. Have emailed guy and asked for clarification onthesoil and kerb cutting Hoping a reply back soon

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lovisa
Aug 01, 2017 12:04 am
elleimac
elleimac
31 July

building timeline and tips for those starting out

building timeline and tips for those starting out

Thanks for sharing. Yesterday we went through our contract with our builder and we came out of the meeting with items we want them to update and align with what's in the…

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elleimac
Jul 31, 2017 11:40 pm
elleimac

SE Melbourne hopeful first time builders (house and land pac

SE Melbourne hopeful first time builders (house and land pac
VIC

Hey guys, We desperately want to build a home! But needing all the advice we can get from people actually doing it! information on low deposit/ no deposit would schemes…

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Rebeccabicknell
Jul 31, 2017 10:43 pm
Ezza78
Ezza78
31 July

Timeless Grey - Dulux paint colour

Timeless Grey - Dulux paint colour
VIC

That would look gorgeous, I love timeless grey, tranquil retreat and endless dusk. We found tranquil a little to white for us so picked endless dusk instead. Timeless…

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Ezza78
Jul 31, 2017 6:48 pm
Puddlette
Puddlette
31 July

We are building Manhattan by Simonds Homes

We are building Manhattan by Simonds Homes
VIC

Do you have photos of your gallery selections? Did you make any changes to your floor plan at all? :)

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Puddlette
Jul 31, 2017 1:55 pm
Puddlette
Puddlette
Puddlette
31 July

Simonds Homes - Manhattan Build

Simonds Homes - Manhattan Build
VIC

Oh wow, such a long time to wait when you're excited. I hope it all goes smoothly and you get to start building soon. It'll be great to see your progress once it all starts.

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Puddlette
Jul 31, 2017 1:54 pm
Puddlette
Tishagg
Tishagg
31 July

Has anyone built with Plan Build Homes?

Has anyone built with Plan Build Homes?
QLD

Hi Savish... how's your experience with Plant build?

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Tishagg
Jul 31, 2017 12:08 pm
Tishagg
Tishagg
31 July

Is anyone build the house from planbuild?

Is anyone build the house from planbuild?
QLD

I signed the prelimary contract with Planbuild in May and we are going into the 3rd month since contract signing and until now, we still havent seen any plans drawn up for…

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Tishagg
Jul 31, 2017 11:58 am

Rooms 20mm smaller than they should be?

Rooms 20mm smaller than they should be?

I'd be very careful about approaching them with your 20mm concern, as you'll probably be laughed at as this is normal - you'll come across uneducated and they'll undermine…

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t.h.e.Designer
Jul 31, 2017 8:36 am
t.h.e.Designer
fhome
fhome
30 July

Comments on Zucalla or Snowdon home builders

Comments on Zucalla or Snowdon home builders
VIC

Copying my review here so maybe I can save some people their money - Everyone's a…

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fhome
Jul 30, 2017 8:35 pm
Koda
Koda
30 July

Smaller builder vs Bigger Builder?

Smaller builder vs Bigger Builder?
NSW

Bigger builders can easily go out of business too. The Home Owners Warranty insurance should kick in if the builder goes broke or dies.

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Koda
Jul 30, 2017 4:15 pm
Koda
HFBMPC
HFBMPC
30 July

Metro - Minters Fields, Mount Barker SA

Metro - Minters Fields, Mount Barker SA
SA

Congrats on the slab! What were your selections like?

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HFBMPC
Jul 30, 2017 1:40 pm
HFBMPC
msalmank
msalmank
30 July

Selecting a House & Land Package - Selecting separately?

Selecting a House & Land Package - Selecting separately?
VIC

Thanks for that advice. We secured a piece of land this weekend with an appropriate lot size that most house designs would fit onto. Given your comment, I was a bit…

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msalmank
Jul 30, 2017 8:57 am
Jayney
Jayney
30 July

Anyone built with Adenbrook Homes in Sydney?

Anyone built with Adenbrook Homes in Sydney?
NSW

I would not build with them contact me and I will show you our house appalling workmanship

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Jayney
Jul 30, 2017 1:43 am
tdk14
tdk14
29 July

Preliminary Agreement help, new to building.

Preliminary Agreement help, new to building.
WA

Go ahead with it, if you are serious about them - and be sure to add ALL the inclusions you'd like, that you can think of. The PA doesn't lock you into a build (double…

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tdk14
Jul 30, 2017 12:39 am
tdk14
dreamhomz
dreamhomz
29 July

Wall/Ceiling Insulation Melbourne

Wall/Ceiling Insulation Melbourne

I just get to know the frame details of our house : Pine – Studs – F5 HI – 90 X…

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dreamhomz
Jul 30, 2017 12:02 am
MellznEug
MellznEug
29 July

Anyone building a Mirage 60 with Kurmond Homes?

Anyone building a Mirage 60 with Kurmond Homes?
NSW

Hi All, Was just wondering if there is anyone building or has built a Mirage 60 with Kurmond Homes? There is no display for this home and wanted to get some advice on the…

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MellznEug
Jul 29, 2017 10:57 pm
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Jess_89
Jul 29, 2017 10:31 pm
Jess_89
Sarah13
Sarah13
29 July

PGH Smokey Grey Brick

PGH Smokey Grey Brick

Does anyone have some recent pictures of their homes done with PGH Smokey Grey brick please?

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Sarah13
Jul 29, 2017 7:41 pm
Sarah13

Please help - MJH or M??

Please help - MJH or M??

hunter_home I suggest you discuss this with a Structural Engineer and also get them to design & supervise the hebel blockwork as well Most West Australians Won't have a…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 29, 2017 10:47 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
29 July

Building Retreat 305- Hallmark Homes Qld- New Beith

Building Retreat 305- Hallmark Homes Qld- New Beith
QLD
1, 2

I hear you on the retaining! We talk about retaining but it will all come down to $. We are also planting fruit trees and are actually going to plant the first lot this…

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Tamara1975
Jul 29, 2017 3:27 am
mahen3d
mahen3d
28 July

Clarendon Paddington 29 Electrical plan feedback

Clarendon Paddington 29 Electrical plan feedback
NSW

Thanks for the reply, it really helpful to see this plans and set my mind on things we might needed, thanks again for sharing this with us.

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mahen3d
Jul 29, 2017 12:28 am
miscbunch
miscbunch
28 July

Lead-in dilemma

Lead-in dilemma
VIC

Hi all I have recently moved into our newly build house, but I am having issues getting phone cable lead-in to take place at the property. I applied for internet…

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miscbunch
Jul 28, 2017 4:42 pm

Keys 19/10/15. Moved in 10/11/15. Landscaping + a deck ideas

Keys 19/10/15. Moved in 10/11/15. Landscaping + a deck ideas
WA
1 ... 94, 95, 96

Hi hun!! Sorry its been so long since I've logged on. Been so busy around the house and with work. We just put in a pool so was going to come on and update with pics…

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Our Honeywood Build
Jul 28, 2017 10:08 am
Our Honeywood Build

Interior designers recommended

Interior designers recommended
NSW

Thanks mate.... if you don't mind me asking. Does he charge an hourly rate or is it for the entire project. Guess he is quiet busy

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deepugjacob
Jul 28, 2017 8:15 am
Rubble13
Rubble13
27 July

Cut and Fill Sand Pad

Cut and Fill Sand Pad

Hi Everyone, Im a newbie here. But thought this would be the best arena to get the sort of advice i need. We are building our "forever home"on a 506 Sqm sloping…

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Rubble13
Jul 28, 2017 12:34 am
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daniiiurb90
Jul 27, 2017 11:15 pm
Lukbon h
Lukbon h
27 July

Summit homes Perth

Summit homes Perth
WA

Hi Spiffmiff, We are building a custom built house in the Hills, its loosely based on the Lancelin design. Victor has been really good so far, few minor things that we…

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Lukbon h
Jul 27, 2017 4:29 pm
sstan
sstan
27 July

Anyone building at Kimberly estate (Chi avenue) Keysborough

Anyone building at Kimberly estate (Chi avenue) Keysborough
VIC
1, 2

Thanks Yanni. We are building with Henley. I really can't comment on the site cost until our tender appointment they will tell us if any reinforcement required and how…

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sstan
Jul 27, 2017 9:36 am
gummz
gummz
27 July

How in scale were your initial set of drawings

How in scale were your initial set of drawings

Hi engineer_wa, We found that it was just a poor job and a revision of all measurements fixed it.

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gummz
Jul 27, 2017 7:26 am

Working Drawings Complete about to go to Engineering

Working Drawings Complete about to go to Engineering
VIC

I agree, a BIM model is extremely helpful - ideally the model could also include electrical and systems

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engineer_wa
Jul 27, 2017 6:44 am
engineer_wa
aden
aden
26 July

lyndhurst mcdonald jones homes

lyndhurst mcdonald jones homes
NSW

hi has anyone built a modified mcdonald jones homes lyndhurst we are looking at having a 6 to 7 bedroom lyndhurst grnade. thanks any images plans etc would be great thanks

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aden
Jul 26, 2017 5:16 pm
CKY
CKY
26 July

Metricon Liberty 45 Carlingford

Metricon Liberty 45 Carlingford
NSW

Hi Myeap We are going to KDR Glendale 38 on pymble and just last month acceptrd contract (freedom series do not have tender stage).

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CKY
Jul 26, 2017 4:34 pm
CKY
Moose256
Moose256
26 July

Big M / Metr!con Homes: - Studio M & Upgrade Prices!

Big M / Metr!con Homes: - Studio M & Upgrade Prices!
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hey all New to the forum. Has anyone built a Grandview 31 or above in the plantation facade that could send pictures of what the finished product looks like. And is…

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Moose256
Jul 26, 2017 2:54 pm
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elleimac
Jul 26, 2017 9:33 am
elleimac

Street view

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Kagan1042
Jul 26, 2017 7:40 am
tngo
tngo
25 July

Can we fit a security screen door behind the entry door

Can we fit a security screen door behind the entry door

Thanks Nawsome, looks great, I wish I could find such place in Brisbane. Dealing with this remotely is probably a pain.

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tngo
Jul 25, 2017 11:19 pm
Guy T
Guy T
25 July

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham
SA

Oh no. Sorry to hear about that. Didn't see any thistles so fingers crossed! We've got provisions for 32k for footings for fairly small house

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Guy T
Jul 25, 2017 10:05 pm
lovisa
lovisa
25 July

Requirements for land pre construction

Requirements for land pre construction

Hi was wondering what is seenas the requirements for maintaining the land pre costuction for construction? What do we need to do? And what is seen as maintained? If we…

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lovisa
Jul 25, 2017 10:02 pm

House and Land Package suggestions for Melbourne

House and Land Package suggestions for Melbourne
VIC

Friction Sorry, I am not familiar with metricon..but I would say they are no different to other builders .I would recommend approaching at least 3 project builders with…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 25, 2017 9:15 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Dixy12345
Dixy12345
25 July

Help

Help

Hi, I needed some advice. Our builder has just sent in for council approval 2weeks ago and is requesting a letter from the bank -authority of commencement letter. However,…

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Dixy12345
Jul 25, 2017 8:29 pm


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