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I had a play just before with the ground floor but I just have the demo version. Can you draw over your existing plans if you pay for the upgraded version? This is what…

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Brenton41
Feb 01, 2018 2:16 pm
sparrowsnest
sparrowsnest
1 February

Metricon Vantage

Metricon Vantage
1, 2, 3, 4

Yay! That’s a much better amount! It’s good that they took the time to explain it to you and your happy with the outcome, other than the cost of course :)

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sparrowsnest
Feb 01, 2018 2:00 pm
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Hurrow
Feb 01, 2018 10:36 am
Des85
Des85
1 February

Cost of upgrades - when disclosed ?

Cost of upgrades - when disclosed ?

Thanks TashPaul, very useful advice there

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Des85
Feb 01, 2018 10:09 am
First_build
First_build
1 February

Frame inspection

Frame inspection

We are wondering what to look out for at the slab and frame inspection?

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First_build
Feb 01, 2018 8:07 am
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Skiwi14
Feb 01, 2018 12:35 am
homeone
homeone
31 January

Choice Living WA

Choice Living WA
WA
1 ... 13, 14, 15

"not related"

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homeone
Jan 31, 2018 10:25 pm
homeone
homeone
homeone
31 January

Metricon Experience

Metricon Experience

Subject renamed to Metricon Experience.

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homeone
Jan 31, 2018 9:58 pm
homeone
Becs Coral
Becs Coral
31 January

Coral Daydream 32

Coral Daydream 32
NSW
1 ... 55, 56, 57

Thank CB. We are so happy with everything.

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Becs Coral
Jan 31, 2018 8:17 pm
Becs Coral
DanielleJ92
DanielleJ92
31 January

First home builders! - Building through eight homes....

First home builders! - Building through eight homes....
VIC

Hi Persol, Oh i'm disapointed to hear that for you; that mus be so frustrating. We have heard your same complaints from quite a few people which is a bit of a worry to…

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DanielleJ92
Jan 31, 2018 7:57 pm
kimh_riverview
kimh_riverview
31 January

Fairhaven Homes - Riverview

Fairhaven Homes - Riverview
VIC

well i change my mind , now im building a double story with orbit homes

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kimh_riverview
Jan 31, 2018 11:06 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
31 January

Timber flooring and decking

Timber flooring and decking
QLD

You may have meant sealing or oiling: staining is adding a colour.

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arcadelt
Jan 31, 2018 6:27 am
MiAlJe
MiAlJe
30 January

Building with Aveling in the Hills.

Building with Aveling in the Hills.
WA

Thanks nicolac34! I'm afraid I haven't posted much over the months of the build but so far we have been very happy with Aveling and any concerns or problems we have had…

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MiAlJe
Jan 30, 2018 10:10 pm
MiAlJe
gmohitg
gmohitg
30 January

Anyone has pictures for Metricon Rustic Barley Flooring ?

Anyone has pictures for Metricon Rustic Barley Flooring ?

Has anyone opted for the Metricon Rustic Barley Flooring ? If yes can you share some pictures of how it turns out ? It is one of the two choices we have and we don't want…

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gmohitg
Jan 30, 2018 10:04 pm
gmohitg
tracymac01
tracymac01
30 January

A few questions about building with Carlisle Homes

A few questions about building with Carlisle Homes
VIC

Thanks Timmy. Sorry for the late reply as I didn't realize someone replied my post... Yes, mine is a KDR and the house will be demolished this week. The contruction…

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tracymac01
Jan 30, 2018 1:50 pm
edrenaline
edrenaline
30 January

Building with Mimosa Homes @Manor Lakes, Victoria

Building with Mimosa Homes @Manor Lakes, Victoria
VIC

Hi all. I'm planning to build with Mimosa on Lollipop Hill @ Manor Lakes. I haven't signed the contract yet. Things were going good during the sales process till I…

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edrenaline
Jan 30, 2018 12:08 pm
VMGlendale37
VMGlendale37
29 January

Metricon Glendale 37+

Metricon Glendale 37+
NSW
1 ... 28, 29, 30

Thank you! No DIY for us. As much as we would have love to have done it ourselves it was part of the job we gave to our landscaper. They did the whole lot.

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VMGlendale37
Jan 29, 2018 10:37 pm
ashlisa
ashlisa
29 January

My First Build - Coral Homes Noosa 20 - Jordan Springs

My First Build - Coral Homes Noosa 20 - Jordan Springs
NSW
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Hi there Im just wondering if you remember name of the colour you usef for these cabinets in batbroom? Im looking at a grey sinilar to this Thank you

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ashlisa
Jan 29, 2018 10:19 pm
bashworth
bashworth
29 January

Builder supervisor said taps are meant to be loose

Builder supervisor said taps are meant to be loose

Never had loose taps with stainless steel sinks. Looks like someone has forgot to put the proper…

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bashworth
Jan 29, 2018 8:31 pm
bashworth
Saint Girl
Saint Girl
29 January

Henley Reserve Ivory

Henley Reserve Ivory
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Its just 140mm Merbau. Would have loved spotted gum to match baton screens and bench seating but just couldn’t justify the extra $$$ We have so much stuff on…

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Saint Girl
Jan 29, 2018 12:53 pm
Saint Girl

Hi guy's, Thanks for your ideas. Having looked at it again I have adjusted the lay as per the attached picture. What do you think of this layout now? Thanks for your time.

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Varsani
Jan 29, 2018 12:30 pm
yonas
yonas
29 January

Building new home in HARPLEY ESTATE (STAGE 28)

Building new home in HARPLEY ESTATE (STAGE 28)
VIC

Thanks edrenaline, i have found a small 2 storey house and land package from Sherridon that will cost us $460k. We just decided to go for this as this will save us some…

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yonas
Jan 29, 2018 8:33 am
GillyH
GillyH
28 January

JG King Lexington 240 - In!

JG King Lexington 240 - In!
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

So how are you finding your new home? Our build with JG King is well on its way.

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GillyH
Jan 28, 2018 9:05 pm
GillyH
yoyohv
yoyohv
28 January

Building in Wollert(Aurora Stage 9, Contempo boulevard)

Building in Wollert(Aurora Stage 9, Contempo boulevard)
VIC
1, 2

Hi, we will be sending out our plans for developer approval soon...

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yoyohv
Jan 28, 2018 8:47 pm

Hello everyone, I've been lurking the forums for a few months now building up tips and absorbing your collective knowledge as we moved closer to getting our own little…

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Nublette
Jan 28, 2018 8:18 pm
Nublette
msalmank
msalmank
28 January

Henley Yorke 21

Henley Yorke 21
VIC

Hi All, We’re excited to build our own place and have just signed off with Henley for the Yorke 21. They have a really great promotion ongoing right now which allowed…

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msalmank
Jan 28, 2018 4:49 pm
vanessah2015
vanessah2015
28 January

Building First Home In Alkimos Beach With HGWA / HomeGroup W

Building First Home In Alkimos Beach With HGWA / HomeGroup W
WA

Hi Dunne23 the layout looks lovely, have you thought about maybe extending the ensuite shower out and maybe switching it to where the toilet is, and maybe adding a door to…

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vanessah2015
Jan 28, 2018 10:45 am
hickc1
hickc1
28 January

Building Emperor 48

Building Emperor 48
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi Ash, We are also building an Emperor 41, knockdown rebuild in Altona Vic, had our tender in November and currently sorting out knocking down…

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hickc1
Jan 27, 2018 11:50 pm
Cheeky
Cheeky
27 January

How to select project builders?

How to select project builders?

Hi, We are doing a KDR and have visited numerous display homes from different project builders as well as a custom builder. Some of them have already told us they won't…

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Cheeky
Jan 27, 2018 6:52 am
Ezza78
Ezza78
26 January

Wall hanging TV - Melbourne

Wall hanging TV - Melbourne
VIC

Thanks G33kerb0t, but we are not handy! Ha ha. Found someone though so all good.

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Ezza78
Jan 26, 2018 7:49 pm
scrapbizz
scrapbizz
25 January

Down the rabbit hole - another RedInk build

Down the rabbit hole - another RedInk build
WA

Rabbit Burrows - how did you get on? So sorry I never got back to you - we have had the most crazy year and a NIGHTMARE of a build.

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scrapbizz
Jan 25, 2018 8:56 pm
scrapbizz
anthonycmh
anthonycmh
25 January

Raising house due to flood level

Raising house due to flood level
NSW

Thanks guys for the replies. SejaeD, In terms of the slope - yes I had thought of that. While the FFL will need to be 1.75m above street level, I was thinking that…

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anthonycmh
Jan 25, 2018 5:12 pm
eliszia
eliszia
24 January

Metricon Glendale 34 Springlake

Metricon Glendale 34 Springlake
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Than you Dulie. Metricon Glendale 34 Modified

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eliszia
Jan 24, 2018 2:53 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
23 January

Metricon - Hot water System

Metricon - Hot water System

Check their applicable listing of STANDARD INCLUSIONS

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IamSAM
Jan 23, 2018 4:23 pm
IamSAM
1building
1building
23 January

Building home with Kurmond Homes, South Windsor

Building home with Kurmond Homes, South Windsor

So TRUE... SPOT ON! Kurmond Home is DAMN frustrating! In our case, they took 11 months for finalising all paperwork/admin process... Finally, they started our…

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1building
Jan 23, 2018 2:21 pm
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IamSAM
Jan 23, 2018 7:52 am
IamSAM
kaundish
kaundish
22 January

carlisle home

carlisle home
VIC

Thank you Paul

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kaundish
Jan 22, 2018 3:02 pm
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
22 January

Floor coverings and getting an Occupancy certificate

Floor coverings and getting an Occupancy certificate
NSW

Typically the builder will give you an interim occupancy certificate, which will enable you to move in and inhabit the building. You can then get additional floor…

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joannapaulp
Jan 22, 2018 8:21 am

Anyone have experience with Go Homes in WA?

Anyone have experience with Go Homes in WA?
WA

Hi b4tm4n, just wondering if you ended up building with Go Homes as we’re looking at building our home with them. Thanks ☺️

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Wouldntmindasammich
Jan 21, 2018 11:44 pm
breannareilly
breannareilly
21 January

Home designs including granny flats

Home designs including granny flats
QLD

Hey, Did you end up finding what you're after? I've been researching this recently too. The only ones that I've come across that seem pretty good are from Stroud Homes.…

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breannareilly
Jan 21, 2018 10:48 pm
inexp_user
inexp_user
21 January

Building with Porter Davis

Building with Porter Davis
VIC

I just realised this is an old post! You have probably already started building!

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inexp_user
Jan 21, 2018 12:58 pm
inexp_user
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
21 January

Advice and help

Advice and help
VIC

You should re-title this thread and have it moved to the appropriate sub forum.

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SaveH2O
Jan 21, 2018 8:09 am
SaveH2O

Looking to sign up for a two storey kit home we have had designed. I’m trying to understand the trade-offs of using a full slab for the lower level versus only the area…

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zzkazu
Jan 20, 2018 6:58 pm
Charly6s
Charly6s
20 January

Laminate vs Tiles, pros and cons

Laminate vs Tiles, pros and cons
NSW

For those that are interested, I have a blog about my build and one of the posts I have done is all about Laminate v engineered timber v solid timber, and the differences…

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Charly6s
Jan 20, 2018 6:19 pm
Charly6s
BA2310
BA2310
20 January

Renwick/Mittagong

Renwick/Mittagong
NSW

hello Manhattanone23, We are and we have been going by what there website says. have you decided on a builder?

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BA2310
Jan 20, 2018 2:05 pm
neb880
neb880
19 January

Who to build in Melb and experience with GJ? KDRB with slope

Who to build in Melb and experience with GJ? KDRB with slope
VIC

saw this late, you may well have chosen a builder already our site is also 3.6m in slope, but we managed to not go down the split level path but rather a 500mm stepdown…

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neb880
Jan 19, 2018 8:20 pm
neb880
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northwood
Jan 19, 2018 1:36 pm
Althom
Althom
19 January

Water leaking through garage wall

Water leaking through garage wall

Next time it rains check if there's any flow out of the downpipes connected to the gutter on that wall.

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Althom
Jan 19, 2018 10:11 am
Althom
eliszia
eliszia
19 January

Project Sicily / Building in Springlake Mt Barker SA

Project Sicily / Building in Springlake Mt Barker SA
SA
1, 2

Hi there. We have just submitted plans to the council last week. How long did it take for them to approve yours?

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eliszia
Jan 19, 2018 7:44 am


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