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msresearcher
Apr 07, 2020 5:31 pm
LoveHouse
LoveHouse
5 April

Our Fowler Homes Paris 34 - Jordan Springs

Our Fowler Homes Paris 34 - Jordan Springs
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Thank you very much Rayges your facade and the whole house looks great! We spoke to our SL today. They do not offer the affinity facade anymore but she will try to get…

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LoveHouse
Apr 05, 2020 4:40 pm
Shabud
Shabud
5 April

Clarendon Half Alfresco? What does it look like?

Clarendon Half Alfresco? What does it look like?
NSW

That's a brilliant idea for the alfresco. I am still waiting for the tender. do you mind to tell me the cost of demolishing the house? Our old house is 3 b/r & as…

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Shabud
Apr 05, 2020 1:40 pm

Hi folks, I found a few random mortar cracks under the windows. It is around or under 1mm wide. Doesnt really look obvious unless you look into it. Need some experts to…

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franknewhome
Apr 04, 2020 9:55 pm
edskii
edskii
4 April

Hot water System on LPG bottled GAS

Hot water System on LPG bottled GAS
NSW

so many good tips there DDaroch ....much appreciated.

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edskii
Apr 04, 2020 12:52 pm

Firstyle Home - Marsden Park

Firstyle Home - Marsden Park
NSW
1, 2

So far so good! The indicative was reasonable.. we're just waiting on the actual tender now. Dont know hwo this will pan out now thought with all this Covid19 😭

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Cathy_n_Marty121116
Apr 04, 2020 10:21 am
JasmanC
JasmanC
4 April

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 783, 784, 785

Yes, was this the case for others?

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JasmanC
Apr 04, 2020 7:36 am

Elderton- extras

Elderton- extras
NSW

Whatever you do, definitely go with high ceilings. It makes such a difference to the home in more ways than one. But I agree with Graham, go with the Timber laminate…

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Brahma Bull
Apr 02, 2020 5:43 pm
Brahma Bull

Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Thank you! Weatherboards are Dulux Sapless Green, trims are lexicon quarter.

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Hillsbuilds
Apr 01, 2020 5:54 pm
HamRam
HamRam
1 April

Anyone else building in North Kellyville?

Anyone else building in North Kellyville?
NSW
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Any one can let me know how is the north Kellyville school ? I could see that it is in 82 nd rank . Please let me know the reviews

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HamRam
Apr 01, 2020 2:35 pm
EricHong
EricHong
31 March

Building Liberty 40 with provincial facade

Building Liberty 40 with provincial facade
NSW

What a massive land! I really like the idea of mud room and big pantry. Hope the project is not affected by the pandemic.

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EricHong
Mar 31, 2020 12:55 pm
Kimmykim
Kimmykim
30 March

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 427, 428, 429

We have Braemar. We called the cooler company to check why it is not cooling and breeze seems to be quite weak even we turn on high. They couldn't find anything wrong with it.

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Kimmykim
Mar 30, 2020 10:07 pm

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Totems
Mar 29, 2020 2:47 pm
Deeralexx
Deeralexx
26 March

Building with Allcastle

Building with Allcastle
NSW

Hi Tiger, I just accepted tender with Allcastle (Sydney Hills area) The $499 basically get you the preliminary site survey (contour survey?), which they will work out…

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Deeralexx
Mar 26, 2020 11:46 pm
Brahma Bull
Brahma Bull
26 March

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 64, 65, 66

Yeah you're not the only one. I am unsure of why these developers insist on timber. The problem is, if it's a proper lapped and capped timber fence AND is stained with a…

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Brahma Bull
Mar 26, 2020 12:36 am
Brahma Bull
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GrahamB
Mar 24, 2020 10:39 pm
GrahamB
GrahamB
24 March

is this normal in slab

is this normal in slab
NSW

doesn't look correct, if you look at the photo from D and C house, they have transitioned the DEB with the natural slope of the land, your one seems to stop abruptly and…

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GrahamB
Mar 24, 2020 10:34 pm
TGH115
TGH115
24 March

Stormwater design

Stormwater design
NSW

I did not proceed with CH a few years ago as they refused to include OSD in the contact due to uncertainty. Another builder sourced two OSD designs for me which were both…

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TGH115
Mar 24, 2020 6:42 pm
MissM
MissM
23 March

Metricon Build: Advice on DIY

Metricon Build: Advice on DIY
NSW

Thanks for that. I haven’t been to Studio M yet but we are on a budget of about 650-670,000. My land size is 1 acre (4000 sq m). And I upgraded the windows on both…

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MissM
Mar 23, 2020 10:16 pm
MissM
DanC
DanC
23 March

Colour questions?

Colour questions?
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hi Alymei, I actually used Stormy Shadow on an investment house last year, I’m thinking this house is a shade or two darker.

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DanC
Mar 23, 2020 9:24 pm
Justin N Dee
Justin N Dee
22 March

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

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

Hi stevenboh, We were never offered a fastrack, but we feel like the progress has been fairly quick since excavation started. Your build sounds like it's going ahead…

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Justin N Dee
Mar 22, 2020 3:58 pm
Singhkd
Singhkd
20 March

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

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

Thanks mate. Personally we like corner lots due to energy efficiency and Stockland put little lesser price tags on corner lots so as to cover extra constructions costs as…

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Singhkd
Mar 20, 2020 11:25 am
WaldorfL
WaldorfL
19 March

Things you forget - summary page 32

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

We have an alarm sensor in the garage and deadbolt internal garage door

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WaldorfL
Mar 19, 2020 10:47 am
Brahma Bull
Brahma Bull
19 March

New Living Homes

New Living Homes
NSW
1 ... 42, 43, 44

it might be cheaper to get your driveway done elsewhere, however realistically the savings on it will be minimal. Just depends whether you want to cut down on every…

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Brahma Bull
Mar 19, 2020 10:34 am
Brahma Bull
jevvyj
jevvyj
17 March

Champion Homes

Champion Homes
NSW
1, 2

From memory it was things like paying for the slab (and being charged for a much larger slab than seemed necessary), council fees, temporary road base, as well as…

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jevvyj
Mar 17, 2020 6:39 pm
Hemz
Hemz
15 March

Who's building with Clarendon??

Who's building with Clarendon??
NSW
1 ... 927, 928, 929

NSW and ahhh seems I was misinformed lol. I'm not sure if we are going to go ahead with Clarendon anymore...looking back at Elderton. They have a 2 year Tender...so can…

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Hemz
Mar 15, 2020 10:54 am
westbourne
westbourne
13 March

60 sqm granny flat fixed price

60 sqm granny flat fixed price
NSW

I am going to build a 60 sqm granny flat in my back yard, The builder sent me the tenders as below. 1st tender dated Aug. 2019 was $110,550 2nd tender dated Nov. 2019 was…

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westbourne
Mar 13, 2020 3:46 pm
nat000
nat000
12 March

When do you pay for Post Contract Variations?

When do you pay for Post Contract Variations?
NSW
1, 2

Thanks Doozer Quote: any credit variation are adjusted at the final progress payment, that's how it is written in the contract. That's what I'm hoping for, the $10k will…

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nat000
Mar 12, 2020 11:17 am
Cremorne35
Cremorne35
11 March

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 773, 774, 775

Have a look at display homes. We don't have aligned floor and wall tiles and you won't notice. I would argue it looks nicer. As for colours, the colour palette is huge.…

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Cremorne35
Mar 11, 2020 5:30 pm

Building at Willowdale

Building at Willowdale
NSW
1 ... 160, 161, 162

Is anyone from 13b going to the walk the lot event?

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our.surreyhome
Mar 10, 2020 4:18 pm

Hydraulics engineer question

Hydraulics engineer question
NSW

DA is planning applications Site plan, Elevations, floor plans BA is the building application requiring DA + Energy, Stormater, Engineering, Geotech, NCC compliance…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 09, 2020 3:41 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Mojo Homes

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

Having a quick look at the plans a couple of suggestions remove 'study nook', slide laundry into 'study nook' space,create walk in pantry /…

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pokolbinguy
Mar 07, 2020 9:32 pm
Bao Nguyen
Bao Nguyen
5 March

Demolition feedback

Demolition feedback
NSW

Never heard of Typhoon, a few people I KNow have used Site Demolition, but they are at Parramatta way I think

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Bao Nguyen
Mar 05, 2020 12:15 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
3 March

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 36, 37, 38

Has anyone built a Rawson Homes Huntley 31? What does the drainage look like over the garage? Please have a look at westbourne 's thread : viewtopic.php?p=1865720#p1865720

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Norfolk
Mar 03, 2020 5:59 pm
kisakib
kisakib
3 March

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hi Did anyone had to pay this section 94 fees to the council? How much did it cost like?

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kisakib
Mar 03, 2020 5:40 pm
Zara99
Zara99
2 March

Basic cost prices

Basic cost prices
NSW

My Partner and I are building the Noosa 23MK11 with a base of $175K ish, we have just finalised everything and we are just over $220k. Our Hamptons Facade is $9K so that…

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Zara99
Mar 02, 2020 12:29 pm
vin83
vin83
2 March

Rawson Home Review

Rawson Home Review
NSW

Hi Parle, its wonderful that you have crossed the Pre-construction phase and now on journey of construction. I am also building with Rawson in Schofields and have recently…

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vin83
Mar 02, 2020 9:54 am
vin83
CF Design
CF Design
1 March

Design suggestions

Design suggestions
NSW
1, 2

Just to pick up on "useless" 900mm (actually appears to be 1400mm in this case) Depending on the orientation, 900mm setbacks will allow all day natural light to North…

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CF Design
Mar 01, 2020 8:54 am

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Hmm, I were told there is a change in policy. After your sign the contract (but not yet start the construction as DA not yet submitted), there is no credit back for any…

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shirleyhelj
Mar 01, 2020 12:40 am

During our build there was an issue with this wall and water. Three years down the track and after the recent rain event in Sydney, this happened within days. My fear is…

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MrsJM
Feb 28, 2020 6:21 pm
MrsJM
JenBarber
JenBarber
27 February

Show us your facade...

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

Great .... I…

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JenBarber
Feb 27, 2020 6:39 pm
JenBarber
parele
parele
26 February

Rawson Home - Huntley 30 - Riverstone

Rawson Home - Huntley 30 - Riverstone
NSW

Hi Aravind , Did you go ahead with Rawson homes, I had recently myself. You can follow up here: )

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parele
Feb 26, 2020 5:24 pm
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parele
Feb 26, 2020 5:19 pm
alymei
alymei
26 February

Dark Brick - What Colour Render and Cladding?

Dark Brick - What Colour Render and Cladding?
NSW

I think you can go many options - usually the rule is 3 colours, in the image you have it shows many (we technically have 4) - Id tend to stick with colours used on roof…

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alymei
Feb 26, 2020 5:30 am
Peggy12
Peggy12
24 February

GJ Gardner Montville - has anyone built?

GJ Gardner Montville - has anyone built?
NSW

Hi Eirrac We are from Toowoomba and would love to see the montville 462 built. Would you be open to allowing this or advise if you know of any other built? Thank you

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Peggy12
Feb 24, 2020 2:17 pm
faykis
faykis
22 February

from tender to contract sign stage

from tender to contract sign stage
NSW

Faykis I have recently left working for Home Builders to start my own venture, with this particular scenario in mind. I want to help new home builders break through all…

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faykis
Feb 22, 2020 11:30 am
faykis
tanneetan
tanneetan
21 February

Relocation of Manhole

Relocation of Manhole
NSW

Hi I'm in Sydney and we are looking at rebuilding our current home. There is a sewage manhole in our backyard that we intend to build on top of. We know that we need to…

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tanneetan
Feb 21, 2020 2:14 pm
Petal84
Petal84
20 February

Meridian Homes (Sydney)

Meridian Homes (Sydney)
NSW

I’ve just been quoted roughly well over 700k for one of their 28 square homes which is a bit too pricey for us. So not on the cheap side at all. This was with one of…

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Petal84
Feb 20, 2020 9:37 pm

Hi Guys, got the answer from Rawson. Cedar batten and Decking follows the standard color scheme from stain colors. No upgrade cost for the same. I am not checking with…

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vin83
Feb 20, 2020 10:10 am
vin83

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