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Our new home construction journey with "Better Built Homes"

Our new home construction journey with "Better Built Homes"
NSW
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Thank you! Our bricks are Blackberry Austral (Wilderness Range), and cladding colour is Taubmans Marble Mist.

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Vivek
Mar 21, 2019 3:43 pm
Vivek

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
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Anyone has idea on the 600*600 mm tiles prices from Di Lorenzo. I am assuming default for lifestyle series is 450*450?

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Iftekhar
Mar 21, 2019 3:22 pm
KA1212
KA1212
Yesterday

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park
NSW
1 ... 139, 140, 141

Hi All Any idea when stage 28 is rego?

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KA1212
Mar 20, 2019 6:57 pm
stage28
stage28
Yesterday

Who's building with fowler homes???

Who's building with fowler homes???
NSW

Thank you . We signed up with Fowler in March 2017 with a promise…

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stage28
Mar 20, 2019 11:20 am

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Hi ND May I know who is your SS . If it is OK for you.

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wenty to bardia
Mar 19, 2019 9:04 pm
Melbournevic
Melbournevic
19 March

Show us your facade...

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

Thanks. That's really helpful and great idea too with rendering the garage.

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Melbournevic
Mar 19, 2019 7:01 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 418, 419, 420

We too are happy with the build. The build time was approximately 9 months from slab pour to handover. https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=ht ... are_type=t

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excited_builders
Mar 19, 2019 6:42 am
Norfolk
Norfolk
18 March

Building with Metricon in Sydney

Building with Metricon in Sydney
NSW
1, 2

Agree with you both. Our Metricon build took nearly 2 years to get an OK level of workmanship costing an extra $85,000 in rent, interest, inspection fees and legal…

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Norfolk
Mar 18, 2019 6:57 pm
Brad_2477
Brad_2477
18 March

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

"You generally do not use doors for ventilation" I agree. I think the PC is taking the wording "all windows, external doors and other openings" in the DA conditions and…

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Brad_2477
Mar 18, 2019 2:52 pm

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 51, 52, 53

My DA approval took 10 to 11 weeks. now waiting for construction certificate

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lini.new breeze
Mar 18, 2019 12:02 pm
saeen
saeen
17 March

Building in Manor Lakes

Building in Manor Lakes
NSW

Hi All I have 476sqm lot in Manor Lakes (14X34),,, planning to build 26 or 27 sq house - initially for an investment with a plan to move in later... I have looked at the…

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saeen
Mar 17, 2019 8:59 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
16 March

Building Metricon Vantage 38

Building Metricon Vantage 38
NSW

The house is in Killara with handover was November last year.

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Norfolk
Mar 16, 2019 4:59 pm
Le_Pip
Le_Pip
16 March

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 29, 30, 31

Yes, we went with Houspect and paid the extra for waterproofing inspection. They were really good and went into roof cavity etc (some try to avoid this).

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Le_Pip
Mar 16, 2019 12:21 pm
Kery_deep
Kery_deep
14 March

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
1 ... 47, 48, 49

Hi Trimum, Came across this thread when searching photos of ‘cretement ash white tiles’ laid. Did you end up using these tikes. If not a hassle would it be…

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Kery_deep
Mar 14, 2019 11:50 am
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HoneyDee
Mar 14, 2019 7:47 am
HoneyDee
Mferay
Mferay
14 March

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread
NSW
1 ... 718, 719, 720

Hi All, We are having a bit of an issue with MJH. In our contract we have a raingarden that we paid for, the council requirements are stating that the raingarden has to…

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Mferay
Mar 14, 2019 7:03 am
ymiao4398
ymiao4398
13 March

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
1 ... 8, 9, 10

i'm glad we got the houspect inspection done, they picked up a number of small things we missed, e.g. the overall paint is substandard and really need another coat. there…

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ymiao4398
Mar 13, 2019 9:34 am
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
13 March

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Good Luck. I m pretty sure they will do cash job so dont worry.

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MrsAJ
Mar 13, 2019 3:56 am
Arksyd
Arksyd
12 March

Anyone building at Caddens Hill??

Anyone building at Caddens Hill??
NSW

@Julia_Thorne I was Stage 2 release, and the land was registered on the time of their estimated. No setbacks so far, but was bit difficult than…

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Arksyd
Mar 12, 2019 12:24 pm
steel
steel
12 March

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Weekly to Fortnightly. I dont get why people like staring at the same bricks day after day.Things dont move that quickly.

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steel
Mar 12, 2019 8:34 am
Melos
Melos
11 March

Building Chifley 40 with Rawson

Building Chifley 40 with Rawson
NSW

I know that tender acceptance is 3k. do we get all of the appointments before paying the 10k for plan presentation which means effectively the cost is 3k and the site…

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Melos
Mar 11, 2019 11:14 pm
rollandalex
rollandalex
11 March

Masterton Homes

Masterton Homes
NSW
1 ... 28, 29, 30

im looking to build with masterton down the south coast has anyone build with masterton down here before?

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rollandalex
Mar 11, 2019 3:46 pm
thejsummer
thejsummer
11 March

Trend Connection Builder

Trend Connection Builder
NSW

I built my house with them back in 2013 in Oran Park, it was my first house so I had a tonne of questions and they held my hand throughout the whole way. Build quality is…

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thejsummer
Mar 11, 2019 11:55 am
thejsummer

I probably spent a bit more time comparing cost, layouts, design, inclusions and reviews. Its a big investment, and I found there wasn't good info out there for…

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ahoythere
Mar 10, 2019 4:25 pm
Niel07
Niel07
9 March

Building Windsor 40 with Eden Brae (Caddens)

Building Windsor 40 with Eden Brae (Caddens)
NSW

Right! Hopefully good progress soon! Enjoy your vacay's!!

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Niel07
Mar 09, 2019 8:38 pm
HaminZa
HaminZa
9 March

Newpark Estate, Marsden Park

Newpark Estate, Marsden Park
NSW
1, 2, 3

Same as yours 375sqm. No contracts sign yet. Well the 2 builders had standard 6 mths tender but recently offer by their management 9mths tender free when understood our…

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HaminZa
Mar 09, 2019 10:50 am
luxbuild
luxbuild
8 March

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Thats great to hear. Hopefully this apparent slow down in new jobs rewards the professional tradies and forces the others to up their game.

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luxbuild
Mar 08, 2019 9:55 pm

Wisdom Homes Tesla 24/Newton 23 Question

Wisdom Homes Tesla 24/Newton 23 Question
NSW

Hi ajce15 We had a good experience with Wisdom. We built in a new estate and our land was already registered. Our admin process took about 5 months and the build took…

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twolittlepeas
Mar 08, 2019 2:36 pm
TimBone
TimBone
7 March

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)
NSW
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Hi TimBone, we are building a two storey home as well (no granny flat) and 365 sqm in total area. The base price plus council and developer requirements and our BAL 29…

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TimBone
Mar 07, 2019 7:22 pm
alexp79
alexp79
7 March

Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders

Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

As warm air passed through the insulation and air gap formed by the buttons, it will cool down, so, in theory, there shouldn't be any condensation issues.

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alexp79
Mar 07, 2019 2:54 pm
dhavetam
dhavetam
7 March

North Shore Newhaven (Sydney)

North Shore Newhaven (Sydney)
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Good job with your build My wife and I were looking at yours and Nthhome yesterday. Was great reading as we are looking at building Newhaven 42. Really like your…

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dhavetam
Mar 07, 2019 12:11 pm
absep19
absep19
6 March

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park
NSW
1, 2

Council took a long time but hey approved me little over 27 sq home on 310sqm block, which is good. So am building 5BR with double garage. Happy outcome considering size…

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absep19
Mar 06, 2019 12:21 pm
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balibali
Mar 04, 2019 9:53 pm
Tegs17
Tegs17
4 March

GJ Gardner Montville - has anyone built?

GJ Gardner Montville - has anyone built?
NSW

SBG14 that's great news! The exciting part now starts. Things are slow over here, they only sent off to council for the planning permit about 2-3 weeks ago. We'd be lucky…

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Tegs17
Mar 04, 2019 9:16 pm
jagberg
jagberg
4 March

Clarendon Homes Build - Questions regarding tender

Clarendon Homes Build - Questions regarding tender
NSW

I can't add to this but just wanted to say thank you for providing this detailed breakdown as it's been hard to get this detail from the builders.

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jagberg
Mar 04, 2019 8:39 pm

Hello Vuster can you confirm the alum. seal you are talking about is the one pictured in the pic below?

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stanus
Mar 01, 2019 7:19 pm
stanus
Hazey99
Hazey99
1 March

The Avenues Land Release at Austral NSW 2179

The Avenues Land Release at Austral NSW 2179
NSW
1, 2, 3

We are pleased to inform you that construction is progressing well and it is anticipated civil works for our first stages will be completed by May 2019, allowing…

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Hazey99
Mar 01, 2019 6:03 pm
dillongl
dillongl
1 March

GJ Gardner Mandalay 282 - Bundanoon

GJ Gardner Mandalay 282 - Bundanoon
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi Janelle All plans are adaptable, we altered ours a little so you could possibly get it to fit! Our floors are timber look tiles, we love them. GJs were ok, our…

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dillongl
Mar 01, 2019 5:41 pm
dillongl

Charlibear's Build -Finally in!

Charlibear's Build -Finally in!
NSW
1 ... 228, 229, 230

Hi Charlibear... I've just found your thread - and rather sift through 230 pages, can you give me your overall thoughts on G J Gardner? We've just bought a block of land…

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bignewadventure
Mar 01, 2019 11:36 am
bignewadventure
alexp79
alexp79
28 February

Advice needed on Blick of land

Advice needed on Blick of land
NSW

May be better wait a bit and save some more money as the build prices a likely to go down. Not the best time to build in NSW. Odds are high that you will be able to…

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alexp79
Feb 28, 2019 2:36 pm
star3
star3
27 February

Experience with Sett Homes

Experience with Sett Homes
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

I will give you the best advice you could ever receive. I built with Sett 5 years ago worst mistake of our lives! Walls are warped, water leaks, windows not to plans,…

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star3
Feb 27, 2019 8:10 pm
CW_L
CW_L
27 February

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
1 ... 17, 18, 19

newy-Jan Hi! Our original DIY blinds were with Curtin Wonderland, and the larger windows and fly screens were done through Macarthur Floors & Blinds. They were the…

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CW_L
Feb 27, 2019 4:47 pm
CW_L
wentworth33
wentworth33
26 February

Who's building with Clarendon??

Who's building with Clarendon??
NSW
1 ... 926, 927, 928

Hi wingzee, Do you mind if I asked what was your case? How.much does it cost you? Thanks.

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wentworth33
Feb 26, 2019 5:24 pm
excited_builders
excited_builders
26 February

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
1 ... 37, 38, 39

Thanks QB and did both cables come through the one conduit that M instslled. The Telstra lead in tech told me that he will push the Pstn wire through the conduit to the…

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excited_builders
Feb 26, 2019 1:37 pm

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