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gummz
gummz
12 September

Great southern 2.5 acre new family home

Great southern 2.5 acre new family home
WA
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Are you still around? How's the build?

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gummz
Sep 13, 2017 12:21 am
Bri1234
Bri1234
12 September

Dispensation/setbacks - how likely?

Dispensation/setbacks - how likely?
VIC

That's great you got approval. I called the council this afternoon. First person I spoke to was awful. Kept talking over me stating she couldn't talk to us because we…

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Bri1234
Sep 12, 2017 10:04 pm
Bri1234
PVBuild
PVBuild
12 September

Roughing in your own data cables

Roughing in your own data cables

We didn't run electrical cable, but we ran NBN cable. SS was fine with that just said don't run anything electrical. Really depends on your SS. Having said that we also…

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PVBuild
Sep 12, 2017 9:44 pm
Wrighto
Wrighto
12 September

Dual living for $240k in perth

Dual living for $240k in perth
WA

Hi guys Do you think we'd be able to build a dual key (4x2 and 2x1) for $240k? Our budget is $280k. $20k for demolition $20k site works and the rest for the house. We…

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Wrighto
Sep 12, 2017 9:48 am
Coolc
Coolc
11 September

Upgrades with Carlisle homes easy living

Upgrades with Carlisle homes easy living
VIC

No. I dont think they allow any changes to plans. Only options listed in their design. Easy living coles with limited options when come to upgrades and colours. Good…

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Coolc
Sep 11, 2017 7:47 pm
Bridgetwitch
Bridgetwitch
11 September

Hallmark vs Dixon

Hallmark vs Dixon
QLD

Hi Newbeithian! We were going to build with Coral, but after lots of miscommunication and underhanded admin games, we gave them the flick and are now going to build with…

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Bridgetwitch
Sep 11, 2017 6:52 pm
Bridgetwitch
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
11 September

Change of jobs during building new house

Change of jobs during building new house
SA

we are currently at construction and I am moving back into my old role as the new role I moved into just hasnt worked out as I planned! But as far as a i know we are fine…

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stayxtrue
Sep 11, 2017 2:50 pm
stayxtrue
Entilzha
Entilzha
11 September

New Home Questions

New Home Questions
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

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Entilzha
Sep 11, 2017 1:54 pm
Alysha
Alysha
11 September

Building Hebel home

Building Hebel home

Hi, We're about to start building a 42square home with Metricon and have decided to build using Hebel. Just wondering if anyone has built similar and how long construction…

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Alysha
Sep 11, 2017 10:12 am
mj2016
mj2016
10 September

Things to buy post build

Things to buy post build

Thanks so much! We haven't commenced build yet still waiting on titles and I've bought a couple of things but want to make a list so I can budget for what we will need :)

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mj2016
Sep 11, 2017 12:29 am
OBB
OBB
10 September

Bank evaluation shortfall. New build in Officer, VIC

Bank evaluation shortfall. New build in Officer, VIC
VIC

I read that when doing evaluations banks deduct any allowances from land sales or builders. i.e. they use an actual price you pay, not the full price that you have further…

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OBB
Sep 10, 2017 10:16 pm
icat2000
icat2000
10 September

Building in Melbourne with Metricon - Delta 25

Building in Melbourne with Metricon - Delta 25
VIC
1, 2

Nice choices. Your on similar build timelines to me.

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icat2000
Sep 10, 2017 7:19 pm
icat2000
staceyrussell
staceyrussell
10 September

N.Brisbane - custom build w/ Valeco Home

N.Brisbane - custom build w/ Valeco Home
QLD
1, 2, 3

Have you had a chance to take any more photos of your progress? :) How's it all going?

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staceyrussell
Sep 10, 2017 4:55 pm
staceyrussell
sparksy
sparksy
10 September

Slab down inspection defect

Slab down inspection defect
WA

Our slab down inspection report came back with the following defect: "Polythene was not visible and the slab edge needs to be waterproofed" We have contacted our builder…

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sparksy
Sep 10, 2017 3:30 pm
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nestaxu
Sep 10, 2017 1:59 pm
DanTheUpholsterer
DanTheUpholsterer
10 September

Building with Fairmont Homes - Port Willunga

Building with Fairmont Homes - Port Willunga
SA
1, 2, 3

Like the brickwork I think I'll be using these bricks on my build !

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DanTheUpholsterer
Sep 10, 2017 12:48 pm
rattleAU
rattleAU
10 September

Anyone building pearl 23 with Dennis families

Anyone building pearl 23 with Dennis families

G'day there! No, I'm not and can't help you there, sorry. Just wanted to let you know that there are a few of us who are about to build with Dennis Family homes and we…

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171
rattleAU
Sep 10, 2017 10:38 am
sweetsimmy85
sweetsimmy85
10 September

Who's building with Fairhaven Homes in Melbourne?

Who's building with Fairhaven Homes in Melbourne?
VIC
1, 2

Just wondering how your build went? I am building the Kiama and just waiting for my land to title later this year.

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sweetsimmy85
Sep 10, 2017 7:53 am
Shajer
Shajer
10 September

Anyone building home in Officer VIC 3809.

Anyone building home in Officer VIC 3809.
VIC

I am looking for custom builder as my lot is having a fall of 6 meters. Anyone has experience with Hotondo Homes / YarraBankHomes?

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132
Shajer
Sep 10, 2017 4:56 am
Shajer
Nick_6
Nick_6
9 September

Rawdon Hill

Rawdon Hill
VIC

Hi Kylie, How's your build going with Rawdon Hill? I have signed a prelim contract with them and I'm currently waiting on final fixed priced contract; should be about 2…

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345
Nick_6
Sep 09, 2017 9:34 pm
Joker
Joker
9 September

Is it possible to upgrade to 3 phase after handover

Is it possible to upgrade to 3 phase after handover
VIC

Sounds expensive, check with other electricians, would think about half or less.

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Joker
Sep 09, 2017 5:45 pm
jessicagauci
jessicagauci
9 September

Does this modified plan work?

Does this modified plan work?
NSW

Oh bugger. Aw man. I hope you sort it all out. At least your property will be going up in value and equity in the meantime!

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jessicagauci
Sep 09, 2017 2:25 pm
philbert83
philbert83
9 September

Rawson Windermere

Rawson Windermere
ACT

Hello Team Windermere I've seen more than a few finished or finishing builds in my travels around Canberra lately. Narrabundah has a majestic facade, Denman has a vogue…

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philbert83
Sep 09, 2017 12:45 pm
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dharmesh
Sep 08, 2017 6:44 pm
JRD77++
JRD77++
8 September

Did you shop around for your CSC.

Did you shop around for your CSC.
NSW

We loved the layout too especially the Killara. We are now designing our own and going to ask Roselea and Better Built Homes to quote. The attitude from the sales staff…

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304
JRD77++
Sep 08, 2017 12:23 pm
LevaneT
LevaneT
8 September

PGH SORBETTO BRICKS

PGH SORBETTO BRICKS

there are only limited colour for the facade, roof colour, windows frame, door etc.. during the colour selection session to choose from. not all colour from brochure is…

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228
LevaneT
Sep 08, 2017 12:05 pm
Seren1ty
Seren1ty
7 September

Hall & Hart - Maddison & Zara

Hall & Hart - Maddison & Zara
NSW

Hey Carolcicc, as mentioned on the other topic, it greatly depends on the configuration/size/inclusions package chosen. It can vary quite alot, but we found it to be competitive.

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Seren1ty
Sep 07, 2017 9:59 pm
dave69
dave69
7 September

Dechellis "daintree" different doors and windows?

Dechellis "daintree" different doors and windows?
SA

Hi and thank you for the welcome. I will go and check out some of window suppliers and work out what we want. Hopefully Dechellis will be happy to work with another supplier.

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dave69
Sep 07, 2017 9:38 pm
Hurrow
Hurrow
7 September

Ask land developer to have the location of the garage moved

Ask land developer to have the location of the garage moved

Depending on the developer and how far along the estate is you may just be able to have the crossover/driveway changed from one side to the other which sounds like it…

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Hurrow
Sep 07, 2017 4:20 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
7 September

Soil testing

Soil testing
VIC

Think of the process this way. If I was to borrow an analogy to describe the design process I would use a painter/artists process Start with Pencil lines-> Broad brush…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 07, 2017 2:31 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
klea
klea
7 September

Coral Homes Marcoola 30 Brisbane West

Coral Homes Marcoola 30 Brisbane West
QLD
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Hi @H_Family_Build, Hope you are settling in to your beautiful new home! I'm about to get keys and have been talking to a cabinet maker friend to rip out my standard…

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klea
Sep 07, 2017 2:23 pm
akashsethi10
akashsethi10
7 September

Enclave Gumdale by Ausbuild - Newbury 39 - Brissy

Enclave Gumdale by Ausbuild - Newbury 39 - Brissy
QLD
1, 2

Its been going well here, so many houses coming up fast in the estate.

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akashsethi10
Sep 07, 2017 2:16 pm
akashsethi10
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
7 September

Delay to Start date and Evidence capacity to pay not acceptd

Delay to Start date and Evidence capacity to pay not acceptd

I am afraid this is a real possibility..,. you better follow it up quickly. BTW..This happen in Perth during the last boom

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306
StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 07, 2017 1:55 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Andy9
Andy9
7 September

ICF Builders in Sydney

ICF Builders in Sydney
NSW

Ji jparrie, Thanks very much for the informative response! I had a chance to check out a couple of job sites; one that was using ECO block and one that was using Zego's…

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Andy9
Sep 07, 2017 1:49 pm
Nabeelc
Nabeelc
6 September

Metricon - Studio Vouchers

Metricon - Studio Vouchers
VIC

Nah. They will fix it up without charging you a variation.

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Nabeelc
Sep 06, 2017 10:31 pm
Nabeelc
Misstee
Misstee
6 September

Discrepancy in specs $6000 "missing"

Discrepancy in specs $6000 "missing"

Thanks. I'll give him 'til Monday and take it from there.

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Misstee
Sep 06, 2017 7:25 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
6 September

Ben Trager Homes- Final Pics before PCI!!!

Ben Trager Homes- Final Pics before PCI!!!
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi aussie141414 Interesting, your photo links are broken? Here is some expert advice 1. If your links are broken/removed then you can't receive help or provide…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 06, 2017 12:33 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
ejwhite89
ejwhite89
6 September

New Build - Simonds - Arundel Springs

New Build - Simonds - Arundel Springs
QLD

My partner and I are building in the Arundel Springs Estate of the Gold Coast. We have decided to build with Simonds Homes QLD and we have chosen…

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144
ejwhite89
Sep 06, 2017 10:30 am
sandeepdes
sandeepdes
5 September

St Germain Estate, Clyde North

St Germain Estate, Clyde North
VIC

Hi I have bought in Clyde Springs, not far from St Germain. Hope you got title updates? One to 2 months delay from expected dates is not unusual

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sandeepdes
Sep 05, 2017 11:21 pm
blackcat20
blackcat20
5 September

Developer wants to increase price of land (in house and land

Developer wants to increase price of land (in house and land

I'm aware of a similar situation. The builder told the developer if they went ahead with the price rise, they (the builder) would withdraw from their developments…

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blackcat20
Sep 05, 2017 9:22 pm
blackcat20
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gummz
Sep 05, 2017 7:55 pm
g33kerb0t
g33kerb0t
5 September

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi yes you can do downlights after handover. On a single storey house it should be easy as the sparky will have access to the ceiling. Just make sure you have a few…

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g33kerb0t
Sep 05, 2017 2:39 pm
g33kerb0t

I have got a copy of my Tender plans a week out before my meeting, which is great. I am trying to figure out how to attach it on here and I am happy for some some tips how…

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Vet
Sep 05, 2017 2:20 pm
kishore
kishore
5 September

Who's building in Capestone, Mango Hill ?

Who's building in Capestone, Mango Hill ?
QLD
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Thanks Narbe. I am checking if the guys could only do wiring and I can get the downlights fixed later. Let me see how this step goes in. Cheers, Kishore.

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kishore
Sep 05, 2017 2:08 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
5 September

Building 3 townhouses in Melb - advice for newbie

Building 3 townhouses in Melb - advice for newbie
VIC

Welcome to the form. Along with a preliminary Design & Species you should also get a site report, contour survey, preliminary engineering and broad quants. Having all…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 05, 2017 11:02 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Howyagoin
Howyagoin
5 September

Squeaking floor

Squeaking floor
NSW

Could be multiple things, if there is any access in the subfloor would be good to check in there, otherwise pop some down lights or anything like that out grab a torch and…

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Howyagoin
Sep 05, 2017 8:00 am
JayaJaya
JayaJaya
4 September

Our first build: "Bridgewater" by Gj's Shoalhaven

Our first build: "Bridgewater" by Gj's Shoalhaven
NSW
1 ... 57, 58, 59

It all looks lovely! I just snorted my tea, when I read that they gave you a voucher for a restaurant in Huskisson - I used to live in Callala Bay! Hahahah... small world!

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JayaJaya
Sep 04, 2017 8:52 pm
JayaJaya
Emmz70
Emmz70
4 September

Our Metricon Duxton 39- Coastal Facade

Our Metricon Duxton 39- Coastal Facade
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Aww that's fantastic news Pete. Glad everything has been excellent your side. We're due for our 90 day service very soon. Just a few minor fixes for them to do on ours.…

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Emmz70
Sep 04, 2017 8:36 pm
Needamoneytree
Needamoneytree
4 September

Site Work Costs

Site Work Costs

We knew before hand all the builders we spoke to where very upfront with costs we chose the house we wanted. So it cost us.

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Needamoneytree
Sep 04, 2017 6:30 pm
Needamoneytree
Lyonon
Lyonon
4 September

Carlisle Home Easy Living - Englewood 27

Carlisle Home Easy Living - Englewood 27

Hey guys, just wondering if anyone here has an Englewood 27 home built by Carlisle Homes - http://www.easylivingbycarlisle.com.au/ ... r-plan/27/ We are thinking to build…

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Lyonon
Sep 04, 2017 1:25 pm

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