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brucefil2011
Sep 03, 2017 6:40 pm
Bridgetwitch
Bridgetwitch
3 September

Building the Bella with Homes by CMA in North Harbour, SEQ

Building the Bella with Homes by CMA in North Harbour, SEQ
QLD
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Congrats Scubabe!!! Still waiting for those pics?!? - B A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=87210

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Bridgetwitch
Sep 03, 2017 6:32 pm
Bridgetwitch

Mine looks close to number 3.

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Joker
Sep 02, 2017 9:51 pm

We had our PCI yesterday. There are still a lot of unfinished works: driveway, some fitoff, caulking, staining front door, and staircase, electrical unfinished,…

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223552
Sep 02, 2017 1:54 pm
lovisa
lovisa
1 September

Prices to Fix in Contract????

Prices to Fix in Contract????
SA

We have a fix price as well but certain items stay a provisional sum till build is finished Although most iff the times there is no problem and they dont go over quoted…

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lovisa
Sep 01, 2017 9:28 pm
pEast
pEast
1 September

Raised ceilings

Raised ceilings
VIC
1, 2

To fit the 2340 high doors u need the space to fit the CSD and in case of fault enough space to repair and hence u need to raise the ceiling from 2550 to 2700 - I had put…

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pEast
Sep 01, 2017 7:44 pm
KatrinaH
KatrinaH
1 September

Stellabella's second build...Need opinions on plan!

Stellabella's second build...Need opinions on plan!
QLD
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hi Stella I will be following your build with anticipation. We are building out at Curra (we looked at land where you're building, but the road right by the river freaked…

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KatrinaH
Sep 01, 2017 5:29 pm
Blas
Blas
1 September

HIGHLANDS ESTATE STAGE 284 - Craigieburn

HIGHLANDS ESTATE STAGE 284 - Craigieburn
VIC

Hello, Anyone started construction in stage 284 release? need suggestion on slab as our soil classification is 'P'.:( Thanks, Blas

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Blas
Sep 01, 2017 3:14 pm
Ashton subedi
Ashton subedi
1 September

Oran park Bal 40

Oran park Bal 40
NSW

Hi Bruce, Yes . Its on South Circuit , Oran Park , NSW 2570. Do i have to wait until my land gets registered to have BAL re accessed or I can do when lands become…

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Ashton subedi
Sep 01, 2017 11:54 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
1 September

External stairs and landing

External stairs and landing

lys245 What does your site plan say..in regards to Finished floor plan levels (FFLs) inside the house and Ground plan Level (GL) outside, did they make a mistake with the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 01, 2017 10:51 am
StructuralBIMGuy
blackcat20
blackcat20
1 September

Metricon - Sale accepted

Metricon - Sale accepted
VIC

For us, we were told that our sale was "accepted" after we went through the intital process of making changes to the plans and paying our holding deposit. Once it's…

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blackcat20
Sep 01, 2017 10:17 am
blackcat20

Thank you SilentChaos that's the 20mm thick stone, it's actually 1000mm deep with 300mm overhang as they had to add 100mm reinforcement to the cabinets to help hold the…

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Cassie.f90
Sep 01, 2017 9:09 am
ruraldoc
ruraldoc
31 August

Our First Home - Local Builder

Our First Home - Local Builder
NSW
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Checking in... hope your build comes to life soon! ::computer::

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ruraldoc
Aug 31, 2017 7:50 pm
ruraldoc
lovisa
lovisa
31 August

Land - when am I responsible for it

Land - when am I responsible for it
SA

Its been sorted out As we asked about it prior to signing as a condition of settlement with the grass and weeds slaahed prior to settlement and got an email that said they…

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lovisa
Aug 31, 2017 7:30 pm

Hunter Valley Build -Post Handover Journey Begins :)

Hunter Valley Build -Post Handover Journey Begins :)
NSW
1 ... 48, 49, 50

All good Bec. I got your msg and responded...we'll be there ☺ I contacted king concrete twice but I guess like most concrete companies at the moment…

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DreamHome2point0
Aug 31, 2017 6:34 pm
DreamHome2point0
reallyunsure
reallyunsure
31 August

HBC build - Lakelands

HBC build - Lakelands
WA

After a long month of going back and forth trying to get the plans correct, I have been told that the slab will be down in about 4 weeks :)

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reallyunsure
Aug 31, 2017 6:29 pm
ajbrisbane
ajbrisbane
31 August

Carpet choices...help!

Carpet choices...help!

Hi everyone We're looking at carpets at the moment for our bedrooms/upstairs so not hugely high traffic. We're looking at two and would like opinions/reviews as I can't…

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ajbrisbane
Aug 31, 2017 6:15 pm
Ashton subedi
Ashton subedi
31 August

Oran Park: 29A Land Registration

Oran Park: 29A Land Registration
NSW

Please check the ORAN park Website - Land Registration

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Ashton subedi
Aug 31, 2017 5:11 pm
MikeW
MikeW
31 August

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?
NSW

Hi Scott, I really appreciate your sharing which is very useful for our decision. I might ask you more questions after I start to build. Kind regards, Mike

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MikeW
Aug 31, 2017 4:37 pm
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jsmi
Aug 31, 2017 3:32 pm
jsmi
TashPaul
TashPaul
31 August

Settlement, what is the procedure?

Settlement, what is the procedure?

The bank will only pay what they are invoiced, but you want to make sure the final invoice is correct. As above ask them for a final invoice with the relevant deductions…

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TashPaul
Aug 31, 2017 11:44 am
TashPaul
pankajoz
pankajoz
31 August

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park
NSW

Melb84- thank you so much for the feedback. Glad to know it's been positive so far. Are you able to share if you have upgraded the floor tiles as they offer 600×300.…

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pankajoz
Aug 31, 2017 8:55 am
Momiji
Momiji
31 August

Overshadowing 40 square meters of Private Open Space

Overshadowing 40 square meters of Private Open Space

Sorry to hear of your situation. They should have shown you these drawings before you sign the contract. Maybe your builder works differently, if they do then yes, it is…

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Momiji
Aug 31, 2017 7:49 am
Momiji
EL4
EL4
30 August

Red Ink Home Avonlee Private Estate

Red Ink Home Avonlee Private Estate
WA

Hi Paul. We are looking to build with red ink too, the entertainer plan. For some reason I cant view your floor plan. Just wondered if you had any feedback / thoughts on…

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EL4
Aug 30, 2017 11:14 pm
Tribe7
Tribe7
30 August

Building a new house with Orbit Homes in Queensland

Building a new house with Orbit Homes in Queensland
QLD

Hello Jeff, Did you create a build thread for your CJ build?? I checked out there website and they have some pretty good acreage designs. Good on you guys for getting…

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Tribe7
Aug 30, 2017 10:49 pm
Tribe7
Caydenn
Caydenn
30 August

Metricon - Change of land (lot)

Metricon - Change of land (lot)
VIC

We did, because the lot next door was cheaper but it mean't that the had to make a lot of changes and the price actually increased. Mainly things like retaining wall…

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Caydenn
Aug 30, 2017 11:28 am
Caydenn
Skippy_jc
Skippy_jc
29 August

First home, house plan. What do you think? Awkward block sha

First home, house plan. What do you think? Awkward block sha

Hi thanks for the feedback. We dont have kids so wont be an issue for us. Just planning for fur babies :)

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Skippy_jc
Aug 30, 2017 12:16 am

Acceptable time between final payment and handover

Acceptable time between final payment and handover
NSW

Hi, we have received final payment and paid since two days. Just want to know what is acceptable time for builder to handover the keys? Will builder be liable for penalty…

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newhomebuilder12
Aug 29, 2017 11:23 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
29 August

KDR Rawson Benham in Sydney

KDR Rawson Benham in Sydney
NSW
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Hows it going at your place?

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cat_dunc
Aug 29, 2017 10:38 pm
cat_dunc

OK. They haven't cleaned ours at all. You can see how bad they look in this pic.

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Tamara1975
Aug 29, 2017 8:35 pm
Reeba
Reeba
29 August

Austral Buckwheat - anyone build with these bricks

Austral Buckwheat - anyone build with these bricks

Has anyone got pictures to share/post on builds with Austral Buckwheat bricks?

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Reeba
Aug 29, 2017 8:14 pm
Reeba
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fec88
Aug 29, 2017 6:23 pm
Eight_3_Home
Eight_3_Home
29 August

Coral Homes - Erecting a garage

Coral Homes - Erecting a garage

We did, we didn't ask Corals permission we told them what we were doing having had all of our council approvals etc it had no effect on our building of the house. We…

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Eight_3_Home
Aug 29, 2017 5:02 pm
Faduv
Faduv
29 August

What Were Your Site costs? - A Ready Reckoner

What Were Your Site costs? - A Ready Reckoner
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi StructuralBIMGuy, Managed to get all the information: Site Classification: S •Site Fall: 0.25m across building envelope •Final Footing Design: Standard raft or…

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Faduv
Aug 29, 2017 4:04 pm
parawolf
parawolf
29 August

Your Connected Home. What have you done / what do you need?

Your Connected Home. What have you done / what do you need?
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Just keeping up with IoT security - nearly all default credentials or even hidden "service" ones are publicly known - https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/s ...…

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parawolf
Aug 29, 2017 10:29 am
Lashi
Lashi
29 August

Anyone buliding near fernbrooke ridge , redbank plains?

Anyone buliding near fernbrooke ridge , redbank plains?
QLD

Morning Peter, Ours is 1155, just checked stage plan and we right opposite to your block 😊 We are building with coral , plans are yet to be submitted for council…

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Lashi
Aug 29, 2017 9:01 am
Tan one
Tan one
28 August

Building with ClearviewHomes/ ClearviewElite Homes

Building with ClearviewHomes/ ClearviewElite Homes

Hello everyone, How is your experience with your build. My learning thus far, it takes a good SS to have a somehow stress-free build. We had one for short periods, and it…

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Tan one
Aug 28, 2017 9:12 pm
immu999
immu999
28 August

Anyone build with Carlisle easy living ?

Anyone build with Carlisle easy living ?
VIC

Yes i am but at a very initial stage. Are you building with them as well?

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immu999
Aug 28, 2017 6:48 pm
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SnowLeopard
Aug 28, 2017 4:11 pm
SnowLeopard
icat2000
icat2000
28 August

Suggestions on a custom plan? First Home Build!

Suggestions on a custom plan? First Home Build!

If you can't make your hallway wider. Consider putting in plaster hampers at each end so it feels not so much like a long corridor I agree with the poster who suggested…

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icat2000
Aug 28, 2017 3:45 pm
icat2000
Katie Means
Katie Means
28 August

Submitting plans for approval

Submitting plans for approval
NSW

Hi Everyone, My husband and I bought land in the Highlands - Bingara Gorge a couple of months ago.…

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Katie Means
Aug 28, 2017 2:23 pm
fademan
fademan
27 August

Porter Davis double storey

Porter Davis double storey
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

We aren't getting evap, but refrigerated...I thought in that case it's the same outlets

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fademan
Aug 28, 2017 12:14 am
VictoriaEve
VictoriaEve
27 August

KDR Rawson Balmoral 38 MKI

KDR Rawson Balmoral 38 MKI
NSW
1, 2

I think the issue was we just let them do their thing and didn't chase them up enough so our job got moved to the bottom of the list. The main problem was with the…

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VictoriaEve
Aug 27, 2017 11:43 pm
kayotic
kayotic
27 August

Custom Builders in Melbourne (Eastern suburbs)

Custom Builders in Melbourne (Eastern suburbs)
VIC

Hi everyone! We are looking to build our first home and have been burnt by a certain volume builder once so we decided to get our own draftsman. We are now at a stage…

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kayotic
Aug 27, 2017 4:39 pm

Hello everyone, Sorry I wasn’t able to provide…

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mamba
Aug 26, 2017 11:50 pm
mamba

Signed building contract and paid deposit, can we cancel?

Signed building contract and paid deposit, can we cancel?
VIC

If you have signed building contract then the option to walk away could be very expensive for you. If you do (in breach of contract), builder will be entitled to the…

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building-expert
Aug 26, 2017 8:05 pm
building-expert
fully
fully
26 August

Henley house and land package

Henley house and land package

Henley replied to my questions, sort of. I just picked a generic house and land package that they advised "This includes: - All site and council costs - …

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fully
Aug 26, 2017 12:45 pm
lulumose
lulumose
26 August

Henley Ready-Built Homes

Henley Ready-Built Homes
VIC

Hi momofthree, please let me know how you went with this. Any information you can share would be super helpful.

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lulumose
Aug 26, 2017 8:27 am
wongbruce
wongbruce
25 August

Horizon Marsden park!

Horizon Marsden park!
NSW

Hi Shawntel, I can confirm that your solicitor is correct however of course if you want him to look at the building contract you could as well providing you both can…

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wongbruce
Aug 25, 2017 10:31 am

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