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Building in Flame zone Sydney north shore

Building in Flame zone Sydney north shore
NSW

Hi everyone, Has anyone had any experience building in FZ on the Sydney north shore? We’ve spoken to a few fire consultants and have an idea of the additional…

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Inquisitor
Jan 25, 2020 11:58 pm

HELP:Builder wants to change door opening after construction

HELP:Builder wants to change door opening after construction
NSW

If you have evidence of another build utilising the door you want, and they agreed, then why the variation? If they cannot provide a reason why the smaller door has to go…

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Blacktea2sugars
Jan 25, 2020 10:38 pm
Blacktea2sugars

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 37, 38, 39

Unfortunately it was included in our total base price at tender, shown with 2 windows in plan. Well let's see plan signoff coming up and can see full elevations

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HaminZa
Jan 25, 2020 7:22 pm

Hi Michelle, Sorry to hear about the fires. I hope you, your family and property are all ok. I would love some advice regarding paint colour for the cladding amd eaves…

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Melissa.b
Jan 25, 2020 6:52 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 425, 426, 427

The cause is possibly/probably poorly applied trench fill but when pipes move, they often crack/split. I don't think it indicates a possibly more serious problem but do…

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SaveH2O
Jan 25, 2020 1:24 pm
SaveH2O
saeen
saeen
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Engineering Changes Build - Dev Approval - Manor Lakes

Engineering Changes Build - Dev Approval - Manor Lakes
NSW

hi all started building in manor lakes - during frame stage builder was asked to modify in engineering and so amendment to building permit was issued and awaiting for some…

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saeen
Jan 25, 2020 11:49 am
Julianm
Julianm
Yesterday

Lucere estate at Leppington

Lucere estate at Leppington
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi everyone, my name is Neil, we are at 5 Propellor Ave. We received a couple of letters for Lina Issa Al Abdallah. If anyone here knows her please let me know.. You may…

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Julianm
Jan 24, 2020 9:09 pm
Alex Phan
Alex Phan
24 January

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 773, 774, 775

Thank guys , , . I will find out now. Anything i will…

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Alex Phan
Jan 24, 2020 5:22 pm

Wondering if anyone can help find a suitable location for our whirlybird on our Cremorne. We're having solar installed and found out by looking at the roof that the…

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Cremorne35
Jan 24, 2020 9:39 am
firsthome2020
firsthome2020
23 January

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 56, 57, 58

Any chance you could share the spreadsheet please?

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firsthome2020
Jan 23, 2020 6:17 pm
One
One
23 January

Treated pine fencing - steel posts vs timber posts

Treated pine fencing - steel posts vs timber posts
NSW

What are the pros and cons of having steel posts vs plain treated pine posts for capped and lapped fencing? Is there a difference in price between the two options?

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One
Jan 23, 2020 10:51 am
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CYNNAV
Jan 23, 2020 12:50 am
rayDC2R
rayDC2R
23 January

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)
NSW
1 ... 13, 14, 15

If you have pre-built retaining walls on either side of your lot, I'd be careful about cut and fill of that much slope. My builder said they could cut and fill for a…

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rayDC2R
Jan 23, 2020 12:36 am
star26
star26
22 January

Firstyle Home - Marsden Park

Firstyle Home - Marsden Park
NSW
1, 2

Hello guys! Any updates on your build with Firstyle? Hope you can share your experience, timelines, blogs, photos, feedback, etc.... we’re still waiting for our tender,…

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star26
Jan 22, 2020 6:33 pm
star26
sbanu
sbanu
21 January

Cremorne 35 with Eden Brae

Cremorne 35 with Eden Brae
NSW

Wow ! That’s a big difference ! It’s scary that we need to keep over a 100k aside on top of the build price quoted .

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sbanu
Jan 21, 2020 7:40 pm
Krystalbayliss
Krystalbayliss
21 January

Basic cost prices

Basic cost prices
NSW

Hi everyone apologies in advance if you've heard this one before My partner and I are looking to build in the northern Rivers area. Early stages trying to figure it all…

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Krystalbayliss
Jan 21, 2020 7:18 pm
gogo65
gogo65
20 January

Review my Custom Floor plan? [Double Storey, NSW]

Review my Custom Floor plan? [Double Storey, NSW]
NSW

I was talking about the main entry, it’s seems very narrow and long, will be dark. Also in regards to the suggested en-suite change, if you make the void smaller…

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gogo65
Jan 20, 2020 11:01 pm
gogo65
jgradds
jgradds
20 January

Building with Hudson Homes

Building with Hudson Homes
NSW

How did you go with Hudson Homes? Did the build go well? I am looking at building with them soon and any information would be great. Cheers.

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jgradds
Jan 20, 2020 12:34 pm
JennyH
JennyH
20 January

Exterior trim colours - meltdown over shades of white and ne

Exterior trim colours - meltdown over shades of white and ne
NSW

Thanks aandsc - Im thinking maybe I should just change the window frames to surfmist., then just do all trims and everything outside surfmist as well. The reason I…

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JennyH
Jan 20, 2020 10:49 am
Homedai
Homedai
19 January

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
1 ... 16, 17, 18

I don’t have the internal colour package either . For internal we added fly screens, roller blind, security doors, nbn etc and upgraded the toilets. Electrical also…

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Homedai
Jan 19, 2020 2:53 pm
leeroy17
leeroy17
17 January

Champion Homes

Champion Homes
NSW
1, 2

Hi Sam, We are planing on a KDR with Champion Homes. We have paid the preparation of Tender fee and waiting for the cost and customised plan. As you mentioned that…

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leeroy17
Jan 17, 2020 4:34 pm
voz
voz
17 January

Mojo Homes

Mojo Homes
NSW
1 ... 60, 61, 62

Guys, Few more please - Have you got timber battens in your facade? If so, what was the timber material that was…

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voz
Jan 17, 2020 2:07 am
gcnicho
gcnicho
16 January

Building with Montgomery homes

Building with Montgomery homes
NSW

Hi Ian, I just saw your post.... We built with them in 2018 and would not recommend. I could write pages and pages of the issues we had which are still ongoing. One…

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gcnicho
Jan 16, 2020 3:48 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
15 January

Eden Brae vs Clarendon vs Mc Donald Jones

Eden Brae vs Clarendon vs Mc Donald Jones
NSW

Sbanu be cautious interpreting the 'verified' 5 star online reviews for both eden brae and Mcdonald Jones, and the accumulated average ratings promoted. It looks like only…

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Norfolk
Jan 15, 2020 6:33 pm
mo123
mo123
15 January

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

For those who have built (or are building) in the estate just wanted to see if you were hit with a section 94 charge from council. My understanding is it is a charge for…

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mo123
Jan 15, 2020 3:26 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
15 January

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park
NSW
1 ... 140, 141, 142

Private inspection is discretionary. It is best if inspection is done at 4-5 stages of the build (slab, frame, lockup etc..) so defects can be identified and addressed…

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IamSAM
Jan 15, 2020 9:15 am
IamSAM
darb74
darb74
14 January

Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat
NSW
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Looking good Hillsbuilds. Having that fairly seamless connection b/w outdoor and internal living (incl. what I assume is the pool undercover there in the middle?) will be…

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darb74
Jan 14, 2020 5:42 pm
darb74
saminamin
saminamin
14 January

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
1 ... 75, 76, 77

Bridgetown 43 by McDonald Jones:

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saminamin
Jan 14, 2020 10:44 am
saminamin
TeslaCyberTruck
TeslaCyberTruck
14 January

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Thanks for sharing the details about 's company

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TeslaCyberTruck
Jan 14, 2020 6:43 am
Philseed
Philseed
13 January

GJ Gardner Montville - has anyone built?

GJ Gardner Montville - has anyone built?
NSW

Hi Eirrac, we are from BRISBANE and are looking at building a Montville but there are no displays available currently. It looks like you have done a great job with yours…

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Philseed
Jan 13, 2020 6:57 am
Hasan
Hasan
11 January

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 62, 63, 64

Hi guys, who’s lot is zoned r1 general residential? Just wondering if you did cdc or da??

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Hasan
Jan 11, 2020 11:37 pm
Kishor
Kishor
10 January

New build Rawson Balmoral 38 - we have registered land.....

New build Rawson Balmoral 38 - we have registered land.....
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi Katran The house looks good. We are planning to go for 34 MK1. What are your suggestions. I have 11.5m Frontage lot.

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Kishor
Jan 10, 2020 8:08 pm
Kishor
Kishor
10 January

Rawson Homes - Balmoral 34 MK1 St George Area NSW

Rawson Homes - Balmoral 34 MK1 St George Area NSW
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hi The house looks good. We are planning to go for 34 MK1. What are your suggestions. I have 11.5m Frontage lot.

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Kishor
Jan 10, 2020 8:08 pm
kamesh
kamesh
10 January

Anyone built Lily Homes Sierra 31

Anyone built Lily Homes Sierra 31
NSW

Hi, I am wondering if anyone has built Sierra 31 from Lily homes? I am considering this for a KDR in Hornsby. Considering there is no display home for this design, I am…

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kamesh
Jan 10, 2020 3:02 pm
domwild
domwild
10 January

Change builder after accepting tender

Change builder after accepting tender
NSW

On this other other fora I have come across cases where the client thought I may as well lose the deposit as I had a much better offer. Does not work that way, in one…

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domwild
Jan 10, 2020 9:39 am
IamSAM
IamSAM
9 January

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park
NSW
1, 2

You should also evaluate the high/constant level of road sound from the highway just behind these "premium" lots.

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IamSAM
Jan 09, 2020 1:30 pm
IamSAM
vin83
vin83
8 January

Building Chifley 40 with Rawson

Building Chifley 40 with Rawson
NSW

Hello Melo, Would you mind sharing the detail electrical breakup of yours. I am building seaview 36 with Rawson and have tender presentation on 20th Jan with Rawson at…

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vin83
Jan 08, 2020 10:14 am

I find most parcel boxes look like filing cabinets. I highly recommend the Australian Parcel Box (www.australianparcelbox.com.au). It looks more like a classic pillar…

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Brad1979
Jan 04, 2020 1:09 pm
Brad1979
ST-Hardy
ST-Hardy
2 January

Project builder Vs Independent builder

Project builder Vs Independent builder
NSW

Thanks for your input guys :) We've actually decided to go with a project home builder, purely for a cheaper build, and have upgraded things like the kitchen, bathrooms, paint, etc.

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ST-Hardy
Jan 02, 2020 9:10 pm
ST-Hardy
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Joker
Dec 24, 2019 8:43 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
22 December 2019

240 vs 300mm joist

240 vs 300mm joist
NSW

They should have submitted proper certified engineering Plans to the Council along with the Building Applications (BA) the engineering also also forms part of the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 22, 2019 8:29 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Saman1
Saman1
20 December 2019

Anyone building Nova 33 with mojo homes

Anyone building Nova 33 with mojo homes
NSW

We are looking into the bush fire ratings atm in our area. How much are you looking at paying for the bush fire BAL 12.5 rating by Council?

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Saman1
Dec 20, 2019 10:33 am
Brickface
Brickface
18 December 2019

Eden brae home options gallery

Eden brae home options gallery
NSW

Every upgrade you do after handover will likely be cheaper as you’re not paying 20% builders markup. Get quotes now. You have your plans so other suppliers certainly…

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Brickface
Dec 18, 2019 6:21 pm
Brickface
VK1
VK1
18 December 2019

Upgrade options with Eden Brae

Upgrade options with Eden Brae
NSW

Hi, We had our appointments yesterday and have received some really high quotes. For wardrobe upgrade from Eden Brae standard its around $10k for 3 rooms. Do you guys…

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VK1
Dec 18, 2019 6:07 pm
Kery_deep
Kery_deep
18 December 2019

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread
NSW
1 ... 719, 720, 721

1m is quiet a lot of difference.

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Kery_deep
Dec 18, 2019 9:34 am
stevenboh
stevenboh
17 December 2019

Buying land at Tallawong Road Rouse Hill

Buying land at Tallawong Road Rouse Hill
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi I just purchased on Panton Street Can you add me to the whatsapp group!

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stevenboh
Dec 17, 2019 9:32 pm
r_13
r_13
13 December 2019

Our Bordeaux 56 Build in Sydney

Our Bordeaux 56 Build in Sydney
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Congratulations!!

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r_13
Dec 13, 2019 9:08 am
r_13
Norfolk
Norfolk
12 December 2019

Building with Metricon in Sydney

Building with Metricon in Sydney
NSW
1, 2, 3

goldenrock your situation sounds familiar. If they don’t want to rectify some items then It becomes a waiting game; your costs of delay versus theirs. They leverage this…

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Norfolk
Dec 12, 2019 3:51 pm
hayleyRetreat305
hayleyRetreat305
10 December 2019

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

We are just about to start our build so dont have a photo as such but this is our online rendering of our Retreat 305! viewtopic.php?f=31&t=97258&p=1860467#p1860467 -…

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hayleyRetreat305
Dec 10, 2019 9:21 pm
wentworth33
wentworth33
6 December 2019

Anyone building with wentworth 33 with Clarendon?

Anyone building with wentworth 33 with Clarendon?
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

I am in Sydney. I dont think you can find Wentworth 35 design in any display homes. Your best bet is to see something similar design like Madison and Sheridan or…

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wentworth33
Dec 06, 2019 5:14 pm

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