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MannyP
MannyP
1 January 2014

Looking for Land at lightsview to build.

Looking for Land at lightsview to build.
SA

Has anyone build home at lightsview ? are there any particular rule they need us to follow to bult there...I understand they need 3 meters in front and back of the house.…

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MannyP
Jan 01, 2014 10:41 am
carak777
carak777
31 December 2013

Re: OMG what are we doing? and are we still doing it!!!

Re: OMG what are we doing? and are we still doing it!!!
NSW
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Who said "Life is not meant to be easy" and who said "Life is so bl***y hard sometimes". It is a new year tomorrow so must start being positive and leave all the bad in…

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carak777
Dec 31, 2013 11:37 am
carak777
bashworth
bashworth
30 December 2013

Pre-Start and Inclusion Confusion

Pre-Start and Inclusion Confusion
WA

We don't have thousands of dollars just sitting around, so my question is, do we make a million changes and upgrades BEFORE we sign on the…

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bashworth
Dec 30, 2013 3:41 pm
bashworth
kexkez
kexkez
30 December 2013

Water Loss due to Faulty Tap by Builder's plumber

Water Loss due to Faulty Tap by Builder's plumber
VIC

ring their emergency contact. should be listed on the builders signage at the build.

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kexkez
Dec 30, 2013 7:48 am
kexkez
B STAR
B STAR
29 December 2013

Concrete Slab vs Timber sub floor?

Concrete Slab vs Timber sub floor?
TAS
1, 2

Just a comment re the fall of your block. You mention there is a fall of 600mm over the block. However how much fall is there over the actual building envelope. Given you…

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B STAR
Dec 29, 2013 9:15 pm
askanaan
askanaan
29 December 2013

How to make this house energy efficient?

How to make this house energy efficient?
NSW

Thanks for your kind responses, lots of items to look into but will make the home more comfortable, cheaper to live in, and environmentally friendly Cheers

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askanaan
Dec 29, 2013 6:13 pm
alli
alli
29 December 2013

Vogue Homes Sydney

Vogue Homes Sydney
NSW

Hi alli, thanks for the response. It's certainly reassuring to hear you've had a good experience with Vogue Homes. I'll send you a…

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alli
Dec 29, 2013 9:15 am
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bpratt
Dec 28, 2013 10:18 pm
Dante
Dante
28 December 2013

Who else is building at Park vue estate?

Who else is building at Park vue estate?
QLD

Me and Wifey are FHB building with Visual diversity.We are just in the process of getting the land registered. Anyone else?

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Dante
Dec 28, 2013 5:20 pm

Hi peoples, My wife and I have decided we are going to build a house at either Armstrong Creek or Warralily. We inquired about them a year ago and thought we would let it…

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ChrispelloTime
Dec 27, 2013 9:05 am

We are trying to work out our levels for paving at the back of the house and have come across a stormwater pipe that is 100mm below the overflow relief gully. The…

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Liliana
Dec 27, 2013 7:30 am
Carmen1828
Carmen1828
25 December 2013

Estimation Cost vs. Upgrade Cost vs. Final Cost

Estimation Cost vs. Upgrade Cost vs. Final Cost
NSW

I will be follwing this thread as we are due to go to our first selections interview in about 3 weeks and im interested in finding out how much im up for for all the…

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Carmen1828
Dec 25, 2013 8:52 pm
calais304
calais304
25 December 2013

Ducted Vacuum

Ducted Vacuum
VIC
1, 2

We have one and find it ok for tiles or hard surfaces. Absolutely useless for carpets. Especially with any pet hair. Constantly getting clogged in the pipe work near the…

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calais304
Dec 25, 2013 6:22 pm
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JB1
Dec 25, 2013 8:22 am
butterbing
butterbing
24 December 2013

New Build - Chianti - Bricks Done

New Build - Chianti - Bricks Done
WA
1, 2

Thanks for the welcome and +ve feedback. The ultimate plan is to put a pool on the left too. Will update as we progress. Here's a few of the…

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butterbing
Dec 24, 2013 10:33 pm
butterbing
NatsyPatsy78
NatsyPatsy78
23 December 2013

colour bond vs tiled roof price ?

colour bond vs tiled roof price ?
VIC

Hi Wazza We also got charged extra to have colorbond (approx $5K) and that is not including anticon which was extra . Apparently it depends on what discounts the builder's…

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NatsyPatsy78
Dec 23, 2013 7:26 pm
NatsyPatsy78
Cooper05
Cooper05
23 December 2013

Interstate Floorplan Question

Interstate Floorplan Question
SA

Oh wow...60 new plans sounds fantastic! Cannot wait to check them out! Thanks Team Metricon :)

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Cooper05
Dec 23, 2013 7:23 pm
Bazinga
Bazinga
23 December 2013

Building at Glenfield rise?

Building at Glenfield rise?
NSW

the ones on realestate say its for ingleburn gardens? did you have a link or snap shot? that development is sold out it was through bill hall real estate you can double…

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Bazinga
Dec 23, 2013 8:46 am
Bazinga
melfordgurl
melfordgurl
22 December 2013

Building Bellmore 43 in Bacchus Marsh VIC

Building Bellmore 43 in Bacchus Marsh VIC
VIC

I have started my new thread and blog, we signed contracts so its all going ahead now 100%.. so pleased.

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melfordgurl
Dec 22, 2013 7:55 pm
naomiw
naomiw
22 December 2013

building by niche living or in dayton WA???

building by niche living or in dayton WA???
WA

Hi is any one building/build in Dayton WA or from niche living if so how did u go and whats the area like and is there any thing i need to loom out for?????

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naomiw
Dec 22, 2013 10:13 am
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lin99010
Dec 21, 2013 8:24 pm
gonecountry
gonecountry
20 December 2013

Custom build - The Pavilions - SEQ - Bank delays handover

Custom build - The Pavilions - SEQ - Bank delays handover
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

We have our front windows tinted as well (we ordered the glass that way) it was more of a privacy thing but the reduced heat/glare is also a bonus. That's so great they…

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gonecountry
Dec 20, 2013 3:20 pm
gonecountry
TempestSkye
TempestSkye
20 December 2013

HIA Contract Changes

HIA Contract Changes
VIC

Thanks bashworth, I thought clause 43 would be related to this issue. I am really furious with the builder at the moment. And Yes building…

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TempestSkye
Dec 20, 2013 3:06 pm
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asj25
Dec 20, 2013 2:57 pm
SunshineT
SunshineT
20 December 2013

Gogo's build- outdoor update 99% done

Gogo's build- outdoor update 99% done
NSW
1 ... 215, 216, 217

oh my - not sure how I missed those pics. Looks divine Gogo! On a day like today, I could do with your pool... and the T-pot ;) Strange seeing your photos now with all the…

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SunshineT
Dec 20, 2013 1:27 pm
SunshineT
askanaan
askanaan
20 December 2013

Hotondo Homes Macarthur - Any Feedback?

Hotondo Homes Macarthur - Any Feedback?
NSW

Hello, I am considering Hotondo Homes Macarthur to build my home in Campbelltown region, NSW. Any experience with Hotondo Homes Macarthur franchise? Thanks

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askanaan
Dec 20, 2013 10:50 am

We have a roof

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haveduck
Dec 20, 2013 6:44 am
haveduck
LeanneR
LeanneR
19 December 2013

First Build - Madora Bay - Cabinets installed!

First Build - Madora Bay - Cabinets installed!
WA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Love the dark render. Looks great with wood stained door. Also got any recent photos of the kitchen? Looks like a nice decent size :) So will you be getting keys before…

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LeanneR
Dec 19, 2013 10:59 am
LeanneR
StGeorgeBuild
StGeorgeBuild
19 December 2013

overshadowing problem!!

overshadowing problem!!
NSW

What happened in the end?

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StGeorgeBuild
Dec 19, 2013 9:33 am
MyH1Login
MyH1Login
19 December 2013

Re: MY New build with Granvue Homes time lines so far.

Re: MY New build with Granvue Homes time lines so far.
VIC

Congratulations on the move! Would love to see pics of the finished product :)

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MyH1Login
Dec 18, 2013 11:33 pm
MyH1Login
Callum04
Callum04
18 December 2013

antenna and tv points

antenna and tv points
SA

You should make sure that conduits are properly inserted to your wall as this would save you in future from cable clutter which will look ugly. The best thing to do would…

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Callum04
Dec 18, 2013 6:53 pm
Callum04
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
18 December 2013

HELP! Footings is freaking me out!

HELP! Footings is freaking me out!
SA

Hi Turtle do you have your soil classifications back yet?

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Treeseachanger
Dec 18, 2013 1:02 pm
_lucinda
_lucinda
18 December 2013

First Home: Taragona (mod) with Hickinbotham

First Home: Taragona (mod) with Hickinbotham
SA
1, 2

What colour selections choices did you make, angeepants? Would love to see a photo if you don't mind sharing. Oh, and where are you building?

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_lucinda
Dec 18, 2013 9:36 am
_lucinda
robbie55
robbie55
18 December 2013

Polished or bevelled?

Polished or bevelled?
WA

Framed is a nice way to go but you can still do beveled edge in any frame and you could also do a polished edge in gap frame. If you go for the polished edge they are a…

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robbie55
Dec 18, 2013 8:25 am
robbie55
Bosco99
Bosco99
18 December 2013

Recommendation for a builder in Western Sydney

Recommendation for a builder in Western Sydney
NSW

Hi, first time post. Can anyone recommend a local builder to help me construct a standard single story 3bed 2 bath 1 garage house in the Parramatta area. DA plans already…

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Bosco99
Dec 18, 2013 7:36 am
Buildingmakesmecrazy
Buildingmakesmecrazy
17 December 2013

Anyone Building the Cordova One?

Anyone Building the Cordova One?
NSW

Hi, Just wondering if anyone has built or is building the Cordova One from McDonald Jones Homes. My husband and I are getting the plans drawn up now and since there is no…

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Buildingmakesmecrazy
Dec 17, 2013 9:55 pm
Kia-018
Kia-018
17 December 2013

Hermitage Homes

Hermitage Homes
VIC

HI, we are looking to knock down rebuild in thornbury. We have been quoted up to 52k for site cost. How's your build going so far

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Kia-018
Dec 17, 2013 8:15 pm
maximus
maximus
17 December 2013

Forgot kitchen cabinet. Pay for variations or go outside?

Forgot kitchen cabinet. Pay for variations or go outside?
VIC

Matching up the laminex shouldn't bee too hard. Also need to find an exact match for the handle.

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maximus
Dec 17, 2013 6:09 pm
maximus
Senorita
Senorita
17 December 2013

williams landing new home building

williams landing new home building
VIC

hi trambay, appreciate your inputs. thanks.

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Senorita
Dec 17, 2013 3:19 pm
returntoshire
returntoshire
17 December 2013

Building with Firstyle

Building with Firstyle
NSW

Wondering, has anyone recently built with Firstyle homes? We have signed the tender off and now in the process of preparing pre plans.…

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returntoshire
Dec 17, 2013 12:05 pm
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elle
Dec 17, 2013 10:40 am
staceyd
staceyd
16 December 2013

are these our only options?? - garage wall height help!

are these our only options?? - garage wall height help!
VIC

I spoke to council and it turns out that the height regulation changed and its now 3.2m. So I chased the builder and let them know that the surveyor was wrong, and it was…

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staceyd
Dec 16, 2013 3:25 pm
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joshnjacqui
Dec 16, 2013 7:40 am
lila rose
lila rose
15 December 2013

Is anyone building a Metricon home in NSW?

Is anyone building a Metricon home in NSW?
NSW

We are not building in NSW, we are building in VIC, but we have also found them pretty good to deal with. You are going to have the same problems with the majority of…

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lila rose
Dec 15, 2013 3:48 pm
lila rose
Speakeasy
Speakeasy
15 December 2013

Is a "escalation clause" cause for concern when building?

Is a "escalation clause" cause for concern when building?
QLD

Many thanks Bashworth, all valid points to seriously consider. Appreciate your quick response.

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Speakeasy
Dec 15, 2013 3:01 pm
mary 123
mary 123
15 December 2013

We love our MainVue Ivory 432 Home!!!

We love our MainVue Ivory 432 Home!!!
VIC

Hi there! we too are building the ivory 432 on the south east side of town. look forward to seeing photos of your progress and your final…

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mary 123
Dec 15, 2013 10:01 am


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