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ravsingh21
ravsingh21
31 October

Any experiences with Firstyle homes

Any experiences with Firstyle homes
NSW
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We chose Orpheus as well, in fact I think 70% of our street chose it as well :lol:

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ravsingh21
Oct 31, 2018 8:28 am
shazaw
shazaw
30 October

Our Acacia Home

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

Just totally surprised to find how birds will find a way to nest.... seriously thinking of fixing leaf guards for gutters to prevent birds getting under eaves to…

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shazaw
Oct 30, 2018 10:23 pm
ymiao4398
ymiao4398
29 October

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
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our waterproofing was done today, looks like all the walls in the bathrooms are the water resistant version, and the blue waterproof coating just in the wet areas. also…

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ymiao4398
Oct 29, 2018 4:44 pm
dfin
dfin
29 October

Building with Metricon - Liberty 45 - NSW

Building with Metricon - Liberty 45 - NSW
NSW
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Dear All, The handover will be happening in about a month or so :) Just want to check with you guys if it is wise to get a concrete apron around the house? I have…

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dfin
Oct 29, 2018 10:31 am
luxbuild
luxbuild
29 October

Rawson Homes & The Life Style Store - Any feeback?

Rawson Homes & The Life Style Store - Any feeback?
NSW

I'm not suprised your alfresco query could get lost in the process, as when you know the plans are wrong but they want you to sign off for now, as it will get addressed at…

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luxbuild
Oct 29, 2018 2:56 am
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melfordgurl
Oct 28, 2018 3:55 pm

Some more up-to-date photos of the progress. Roof is on, fascias on, render completed, balcony in, gyprock done. Now waiting for our staircase to be installed, linings,…

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Le_Pip
Oct 27, 2018 4:26 pm
Hellokitty13
Hellokitty13
27 October

Riverstone Oasis - Noble Home

Riverstone Oasis - Noble Home
NSW

Should the builder honour back the contract that you have signed and agreed? The builder cannot just simply ask for additional 41k if there is a contract on hand.

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Hellokitty13
Oct 27, 2018 3:05 pm
ligongl
ligongl
26 October

Montgomery Homes Carolina

Montgomery Homes Carolina
NSW

Hi Lia_dvm, which brick is this?

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ligongl
Oct 26, 2018 7:50 pm
lini.new breeze
lini.new breeze
26 October

Firstyle Home - Braeside 42sq

Firstyle Home - Braeside 42sq
NSW
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Hi All, I just signed my tender with First style homes and this is our first home. I am going for colour selection and electrical appointments soon. Please provide me…

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lini.new breeze
Oct 26, 2018 1:20 pm
immu999
immu999
25 October

What's involved in cancelling a building contract?

What's involved in cancelling a building contract?
NSW

have you considered consulting a different broker and re-applying? I know there are lenders that have high interest rate but they do give loans easily.

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immu999
Oct 25, 2018 8:31 am
ymiao4398
ymiao4398
24 October

AllCastle Grandworth Newbury 37MKII

AllCastle Grandworth Newbury 37MKII
NSW

they didn't even gave us the option of different colours for different room. also budget out about an extra 5-8k for electricals. internal and electricals separate…

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ymiao4398
Oct 24, 2018 7:55 pm
akuma69
akuma69
24 October

Who is building with Beechwood

Who is building with Beechwood
NSW
1 ... 785, 786, 787

Everyone moved to Facebook, no one could answer you.

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akuma69
Oct 24, 2018 1:49 pm
GLO
GLO
23 October

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39 Build Thread

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39 Build Thread
NSW
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Hi Doosra, Inching closer I see! I have a question for you (and anyone else that can comment) 1. did you go via CDC or DA? I have been advised that the Private…

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GLO
Oct 23, 2018 11:24 pm
wentworth33
wentworth33
22 October

Who's building with Clarendon??

Who's building with Clarendon??
NSW
1 ... 925, 926, 927

Did anyone get intercom or just pre-wired? If you look at your Smart/Data plans, there's something called 'IP1'. Do you know what that is? I'm sure it's intercom related…

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wentworth33
Oct 22, 2018 9:21 pm
wongbruce
wongbruce
22 October

Mapleton Grove 18 Barry Road NSW

Mapleton Grove 18 Barry Road NSW
NSW
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Hey Joe, We had our pegout last week and have been advised that they will go onsite this week to begin work. In regards to your driveway have you joined the Building…

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wongbruce
Oct 22, 2018 6:58 am
lia_dvm
lia_dvm
20 October

Our Carolina (slightly modified) Build With Montgomery Homes

Our Carolina (slightly modified) Build With Montgomery Homes
NSW
1, 2

POST-HANDOVER Handover happened exactly as scheduled. Pretty stoked about how everything turned out. I think our build was easy because we didn’t deviate too much from…

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lia_dvm
Oct 20, 2018 11:43 pm
lia_dvm
gogo65
gogo65
20 October

Let's do it all again

Let's do it all again
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

OMG okjorg, I just read your original thread again, 70 pages of absolute nonsense before soil was turned! Oh what fun we had designing your home!

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gogo65
Oct 20, 2018 7:07 pm
gogo65

Landscaping began yesterday. Currently just sorting out the drainage and retaining walls before we think too much about turf and plants. Need time to save up some cash for…

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KateAndDuke
Oct 20, 2018 12:17 pm
KateAndDuke
Forg
Forg
19 October

Eden brae home options gallery

Eden brae home options gallery
NSW

The builder we used (which only does house+land packages now) used the Eden Brae Home Options Gallery. We fell for all sorts of upgrades (like ~$20k's worth … eg. 40mm…

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Forg
Oct 19, 2018 5:39 pm
dwjj
dwjj
19 October

3d house model/lifesize plans

3d house model/lifesize plans
NSW

I've bought a block west of Sydney and am working on getting a design for the new home sorted. I'm trying to help my wife decide…

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dwjj
Oct 19, 2018 12:29 pm
dwjj
sparekh
sparekh
19 October

Metricon Trentham 30 plantation facade.

Metricon Trentham 30 plantation facade.
NSW

Can I ask how much it's costing you? We are currently set on Glendale but Trentham is our second choice if Glendale goes over our budget.

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sparekh
Oct 19, 2018 12:03 pm
sparekh
wentworth33
wentworth33
18 October

New Breeze Bardia

New Breeze Bardia
NSW

If you choose design from a builder, normally, its builder job to pay for the insurance. I never heard you have to pay it yourself. You will only pay your own insurance…

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wentworth33
Oct 18, 2018 9:51 pm
Littlegem
Littlegem
17 October

Edenbrae homes

Edenbrae homes
NSW

Am in the process of negotiations with Eden Brae and am wondering how many freebies or extras anyone has been able to negotiate into their package above what they include…

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Littlegem
Oct 17, 2018 9:50 pm
macky
macky
17 October

Experience building with Simonds in Sydney

Experience building with Simonds in Sydney
NSW

Are there anyone who has built or is currently building with Simonds in Sydney? Would love to hear about your overall experience. Do you know if they cater for owners…

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macky
Oct 17, 2018 2:39 pm
shazaw
shazaw
16 October

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
1 ... 80, 81, 82

It almost three months after we moved in. Hubby has successfully joined all cat6 wires from hub to rooms. Ofcourse it was not a smooth run, electricians have labelled all…

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shazaw
Oct 16, 2018 11:18 pm
Melos
Melos
16 October

What would you look for in a backyard?

What would you look for in a backyard?
NSW

Mrsjm are you planning to sell in the near future? If so I would go with minimal landscaping but adding a few feature items (fire pit) or bbq but not spend heaps on full…

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Melos
Oct 16, 2018 7:04 pm
DR-JEKL
DR-JEKL
15 October

Urban One Chiffon

Urban One Chiffon
NSW

if you search for the masterton display home tempus elite, it has chiffon bricks by austral. We've selected them for our upcoming Rawson build :)

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DR-JEKL
Oct 15, 2018 2:17 pm
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ash28
Oct 15, 2018 10:42 am
circaten
circaten
14 October

Anyone building at Caddens Hill??

Anyone building at Caddens Hill??
NSW

Yeah their internal process is the slowest of all builders so far. Very frustrating, and if it weren't for the fact they have the most desirable floor plan to us we'd have…

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circaten
Oct 14, 2018 9:41 am
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LevaneT
Oct 12, 2018 2:24 pm
Rami_m
Rami_m
12 October

Custom home build with Wincrest

Custom home build with Wincrest
NSW

Hello. Thinking about going with Wincrest, how did your experience go?

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Rami_m
Oct 12, 2018 8:54 am
bashworth
bashworth
11 October

Need help! Interim Occupancy Certificate in Ryde council are

Need help! Interim Occupancy Certificate in Ryde council are
NSW

The following link gives a typical list of requirements for an occupancy certificate;

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bashworth
Oct 11, 2018 2:40 pm
bashworth
Forg
Forg
11 October

Is seven hills a good area to move?

Is seven hills a good area to move?
NSW

I don't know any of those areas, but if all else were equal I'd probably be preferring Seven Hills because it's on the railway line before Blacktown & I'm pretty sure a…

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Forg
Oct 11, 2018 2:22 pm
kaycee
kaycee
11 October

Fairwater in Blacktown by Australand

Fairwater in Blacktown by Australand
NSW
1 ... 63, 64, 65

Jappy If you are after Basswood blinds you can speak to Elite Blinds on 0431 712 052. If PVC blinds are good enough you can contact Fantastic Blinds on 0430 628 871.

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kaycee
Oct 11, 2018 8:50 am
wil4kat
wil4kat
9 October

Skirting boards pulling away from tiles and wall

Skirting boards pulling away from tiles and wall
NSW

I have and they have come to view it but haven't come back to me with how it is to be rectified. They are very slow to respond to calls or emails and often just ignore…

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wil4kat
Oct 09, 2018 5:09 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
9 October

What is a reasonable Builder's Margin?

What is a reasonable Builder's Margin?
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hello all, I work for a builder in Perth, I have worked previously for 2 of the biggest 3 builders in Perth, the house margin is confidential and can be whatever the…

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Doozer1905
Oct 09, 2018 1:54 pm
luxbuild
luxbuild
9 October

First time build - plan presentation prep

First time build - plan presentation prep
NSW

At the plan presentation they'll also ask about the external doors you want (and also the bath for some reason) and more importantly windows.So if you want bigger…

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luxbuild
Oct 09, 2018 1:52 am
Vivek28
Vivek28
8 October

Building Metricon Vantage 38

Building Metricon Vantage 38
NSW

Thanks for the input and helpful indeed. Insulation - how much did it cost for the upgrade and did you upgrade it to R2.5 batts? We had almost stuck with double sliding…

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Vivek28
Oct 08, 2018 10:24 pm
twolittlepeas
twolittlepeas
8 October

Wisdom Homes Tesla 24/Newton 23 Question

Wisdom Homes Tesla 24/Newton 23 Question
NSW

Hello circaten We are building a Tesla 24, but have kept the house plan as is, Master at the back.

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twolittlepeas
Oct 08, 2018 3:20 pm

Thanks everyone for your kind words, I want to keep this thread going to show the landscaping and things too. At the moment, imagine the site looks like this (us moving in…

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CG Scardycat
Oct 08, 2018 6:01 am
ace91
ace91
7 October

Strongbuild NSW

Strongbuild NSW
NSW

Wondering whether anyone can share some insight into their experience building a new home with Strongbuild in the South Coast (NSW). Looking into this company as a…

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ace91
Oct 07, 2018 11:04 pm
ace91

Thrive homes

Thrive homes
NSW

We’re in Cliftleigh meadows. We love it here. I think gillo is too big compared to the meadows - its going to be around 8 stages only. There’s a couple of parks in…

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nicolawhitelaw
Oct 06, 2018 2:54 pm
nicolawhitelaw
IamSAM
IamSAM
5 October

Natural Gas Connection availability

Natural Gas Connection availability
NSW

Ask the developer. Check online with gas supplier like Jemena https://www.gonaturalgas.com.au/

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IamSAM
Oct 05, 2018 9:34 am
IamSAM
dany
dany
3 October

Building with Metricon in Sydney

Building with Metricon in Sydney
NSW

Guys , after going through their back office and admin they have spoilt the relationship. I sometimes feel that Metricon brings the worst in you . I doubt if the top…

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dany
Oct 03, 2018 12:04 pm
dany
Kuky
Kuky
1 October

Building in Western Sydney- help with external colour scheme

Building in Western Sydney- help with external colour scheme
NSW

Hi All, We have chosen Roof: shale grey/basalt (undecided-need help with this) Bricks: PGH Blackheath Front pillars: render surfmist Garage: surmist Down pipes:…

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Kuky
Oct 01, 2018 9:00 am

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