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Hillsbuilds
Hillsbuilds
3 January

Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat
NSW

The budget is...high (for us)! Mainly because of the “H” shape of the building and the large glass curtain walls and steel required to support it all. But this is…

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Hillsbuilds
Jan 03, 2019 5:50 pm
Macher
Macher
30 December 2018

Building Metricon Vantage 38

Building Metricon Vantage 38
NSW

We are building a vantage too. Where are you building? Check out the Queensland metricon homes to see more virtual displays. It is known as the Lavelle in qld.

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Macher
Dec 30, 2018 10:49 pm
Macher
sweetswisssteel
sweetswisssteel
29 December 2018

Building to lock-up stage only - does it save $$

Building to lock-up stage only - does it save $$
NSW

All builders will have slightly different definitions of "Lock Up" stage. Just make sure you spell out exactly what you expect to be done by this stage. It will make your…

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sweetswisssteel
Dec 29, 2018 11:29 pm
dulie
dulie
22 December 2018

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

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

Great setup! Perhaps mount the TV a bit higher?

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dulie
Dec 22, 2018 9:51 pm
dulie
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
22 December 2018

Staircase Upgrade Cost

Staircase Upgrade Cost
NSW

Forg I hear the argument that it is not part of the structure all the time. My2c a simple staircase technically is designed as a Inclined…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 22, 2018 10:02 am
StructuralBIMGuy

A few more photos , post landscaping

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Gibson
Dec 19, 2018 9:43 am
Gibson
nada17
nada17
17 December 2018

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
1 ... 90, 91, 92

hi guys, just an update on our home! :) we moved in an enjoying our new home. apart from things I described earlier there are a few minor things we are going to put to our…

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nada17
Dec 17, 2018 3:21 pm
ShaunBryson
ShaunBryson
17 December 2018

Montgomery Homes

Montgomery Homes
NSW

Hi Cliffo, would love to read your blog, we are going with Carolina 302

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ShaunBryson
Dec 17, 2018 11:15 am
MrsJM
MrsJM
13 December 2018

Coral Homes - Modified Bronte

Coral Homes - Modified Bronte
NSW
1 ... 44, 45, 46

Hooray!!! On both counts! So glad you’re finally free from Coral. That telly is awesome !!

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MrsJM
Dec 13, 2018 7:57 pm
MrsJM
InvincibleInDN
InvincibleInDN
12 December 2018

Anyone building at Caddens Hill??

Anyone building at Caddens Hill??
NSW

I can see more constructions start in Caddens Hill region now. Hope you guys started the construction. Ours is about to start. But not sure if it starts before Christmas.

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InvincibleInDN
Dec 12, 2018 9:43 am
InvincibleInDN
rgs
rgs
11 December 2018

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

We are in inital stage, got cdc approved and now site is locked out by builder for construction. How abu you?

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rgs
Dec 11, 2018 9:51 pm
building-expert
building-expert
10 December 2018

Occupation Certificate & Interim Occupation Certificate Fail

Occupation Certificate & Interim Occupation Certificate Fail
NSW

I am not familiar with NSW but the general advice is to talk to your certifier to ascertain what exactly the problem is. It seems to be a mixed bag of things to be done by…

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building-expert
Dec 10, 2018 9:47 am
building-expert
gogo65
gogo65
8 December 2018

Custom Home Designs

Custom Home Designs
NSW

Hi Gogo Yes, PMd you but nothing came through? My email is shanekavanagh090@gmail.com if you want to try email me there?

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gogo65
Dec 08, 2018 12:47 pm
gogo65
Melos
Melos
8 December 2018

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Wow!!! The whole house looks fantastic and congrats on your new little guy. Talk about amazing timing

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Melos
Dec 08, 2018 6:48 am

I was there today and could see a lot of construction !!

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dineshjain
Dec 07, 2018 8:55 pm
Linda 2
Linda 2
7 December 2018

Building Monte Carlo 40- Wisdom homes

Building Monte Carlo 40- Wisdom homes
NSW
1, 2

Thank you for your reply. Yes I selected to pay extra for IOC during the end panel.

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Linda 2
Dec 07, 2018 5:10 pm
sudu
sudu
6 December 2018

New Living Homes

New Living Homes
NSW
1 ... 41, 42, 43

Its really worth. I did for my all build stages and found so many issues. All the issues NLH has fixed.

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sudu
Dec 06, 2018 10:02 pm
Matt.1
Matt.1
5 December 2018

Ansa Homes | Hunter 30 | Build Time Line | HillCroft - NSW

Ansa Homes | Hunter 30 | Build Time Line | HillCroft - NSW
NSW

Hi, its coming along quite quickly. Im.looking at them at the moment and seem to have some good standard inclusions. Did you upgrade much? My biggest worry is the stair…

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Matt.1
Dec 05, 2018 10:07 pm
Maabhi
Maabhi
4 December 2018

What's involved in cancelling a building contract?

What's involved in cancelling a building contract?
NSW

Can you pass me details of the broker who can help? Thanks mate.

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Maabhi
Dec 04, 2018 11:34 pm

22/11/2018 - Slab Poured ( My Birthday ..... what an awesome gift!!! lol

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Chevalierpark
Dec 01, 2018 11:43 pm
amckern
amckern
1 December 2018

The McDonald Jones TULLOCH 31 - North Kellyville

The McDonald Jones TULLOCH 31 - North Kellyville
NSW

We got the keys on the day before Easter Friday, about 120 days overdue (most of this was waiting for the Hebel to be erected, and the site manager not being on top of the…

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amckern
Dec 01, 2018 9:41 am
chrisjau
chrisjau
29 November 2018

Who's building with Clarendon??

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

I realize it's not just Clarendon who do this and they need to cover their costs but I find it really crappy. They have offered to do a split payment but at that point…

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chrisjau
Nov 29, 2018 8:50 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
29 November 2018

Hydraulic Engineer - NSW

Hydraulic Engineer - NSW
NSW

Hey Paul1 There are s few solutions try contacting a civil engineer through Engineers Australia, OT plumbers can't use the professional term engineer.

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 29, 2018 8:12 am
StructuralBIMGuy
splendid_12
splendid_12
27 November 2018

Lucere estate at Leppington

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

Hi All, We are finally looking to move on the 3rd week of December but that is if everything goes as planned oresle next year (typical scenario with Thrives Homes)…

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splendid_12
Nov 27, 2018 5:30 pm
ScottDelta
ScottDelta
27 November 2018

Masterton Homes

Masterton Homes
NSW
1 ... 27, 28, 29

Just starting the process with Batemans Bay office (Graham) for the Synergey 29, get final plans this week.

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ScottDelta
Nov 27, 2018 2:04 pm
utsa87
utsa87
27 November 2018

Mojo Homes

Mojo Homes
NSW
1 ... 58, 59, 60

Thanks for your reply.

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utsa87
Nov 27, 2018 12:25 pm
MrsJM
MrsJM
27 November 2018

Steel joists issue and builder won’t give info

Steel joists issue and builder won’t give info
NSW

Interestingly the certified seems to be missing documents. Actually they don’t even have a certificate from a surveyor confirming the pad level was correct, and the…

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MrsJM
Nov 27, 2018 4:31 am
MrsJM
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Melos
Nov 26, 2018 6:23 pm
Pinacolada79
Pinacolada79
25 November 2018

Our Langford Countryside - Allworth homes

Our Langford Countryside - Allworth homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

How’s the build going? We’re looking at building the same one. Do you have anymore pics?

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Pinacolada79
Nov 25, 2018 9:03 am
rkae
rkae
22 November 2018

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park
NSW
1 ... 138, 139, 140

Anyone here from Elara stage 43?

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rkae
Nov 22, 2018 1:08 pm
GLO
GLO
19 November 2018

Peg out. What does this mean and is it correct?

Peg out. What does this mean and is it correct?
NSW

Thanks. What is the chances that the common driveway (servicing the rest access houses behind my property) that runs the length of my propery is off by 3cm?

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GLO
Nov 19, 2018 6:29 am
building-expert
building-expert
17 November 2018

Refund for work not completed to contract

Refund for work not completed to contract
NSW

Refer back to your bathroom elevations and see if the builder has replicated what is on the drawings, if not make the builder comply

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building-expert
Nov 17, 2018 8:27 am
building-expert
BeckB
BeckB
16 November 2018

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes
NSW
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Hi, we're thinking of building the Hampton. Just wondering now you've been in for a while, are you happy with the home? We plan to do the "great room" option too. Do you…

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BeckB
Nov 16, 2018 2:19 pm
PanelupSystems
PanelupSystems
15 November 2018

Info & tips for those building in BAL40 and Flame Zone

Info & tips for those building in BAL40 and Flame Zone
NSW
1, 2

Hello Everyone, It is an older topic but someone could benefit from this in the future. We have a building system www.panelup.com.au which works really well in Bush…

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PanelupSystems
Nov 15, 2018 1:53 pm
slagozzz
slagozzz
13 November 2018

BAL rating in Willowdale

BAL rating in Willowdale
NSW

I have recently purchased a land. haven't got contract yet. I was verbally told that the land will have BAL 29 rating. The land is bush faced.

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slagozzz
Nov 13, 2018 4:32 pm
Tim777
Tim777
13 November 2018

First time building, Opinions on Coral Homes

First time building, Opinions on Coral Homes
NSW

Hi I am planning to build with coral homes and I was thinking to go ahead with baham 37 , I actually had a look at Bahama 50 and the price seems to be too high ,…

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Tim777
Nov 13, 2018 5:09 am
Jamie80
Jamie80
12 November 2018

Building Kingston 29 custom design with Rawson

Building Kingston 29 custom design with Rawson
NSW

Hi Amit We are building the Kingston 29 aswell we start soon, I’m curious to see what the inside looks like, is yours complete? Can you upload some pics more the…

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Jamie80
Nov 12, 2018 7:59 am
brezze81
brezze81
11 November 2018

The Gables in Box Hill

The Gables in Box Hill
NSW
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Price of the block of land is currently $740,000. I am more than happy to speak to you directly if you would like to discuss the block of land.

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brezze81
Nov 11, 2018 10:27 am
shammi329
shammi329
9 November 2018

Lily homes custom gerbera

Lily homes custom gerbera
NSW

Hi, We are going to building with them. It is custom and KDR project in Macquarie Fields. Building suppose to start end of this month.

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shammi329
Nov 09, 2018 3:43 pm
shammi329
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shammi329
Nov 09, 2018 3:38 pm
shammi329
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TakesTime
Nov 09, 2018 11:26 am
SH60
SH60
8 November 2018

Hermitage Grande - MDJ

Hermitage Grande - MDJ
NSW

Our first build was with a Private Builder ..it was the worst experience of our life .. . Everything quoted was a estimate or Provisional Cost (it was noted as PA and we…

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SH60
Nov 08, 2018 10:20 pm
Nevs5
Nevs5
8 November 2018

Miami 16 Mcdonald Jones!!!

Miami 16 Mcdonald Jones!!!
NSW

Good to hear did you choose your floor covering through MJH if so what would be a ball park allowance its hard we haven't got working plans yet and I want to know the cost…

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Nevs5
Nov 08, 2018 7:01 pm
Duke145
Duke145
7 November 2018

Provincial Homes

Provincial Homes
NSW
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Hi all We are close to getting the keys after months of delays. Anyone in Sydney recently received keys and not feel that the finish is to the level of the display houses…

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Duke145
Nov 07, 2018 1:07 pm
davi
davi
6 November 2018

Trentham 30 metricon

Trentham 30 metricon
NSW

We are getting real close to handover. Hopefully in before xmas

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davi
Nov 06, 2018 9:52 am
Forg
Forg
6 November 2018

Bare Minimum Electrical during Build

Bare Minimum Electrical during Build
NSW

Is this place being sold as soon as it's done, or will there be tenants? Only asking because there are possible tax implications … eg. if you need to get electrical…

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Forg
Nov 06, 2018 8:43 am
Nasreen45
Nasreen45
5 November 2018

Building with Hall and Hart

Building with Hall and Hart
NSW

We are waiting for them to start construction. Elyse 38 is our design. building in Minto. they said they will definitely start in November. lets hope.

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Nasreen45
Nov 05, 2018 8:58 pm
Phil94
Phil94
4 November 2018

Domaine homes by clerondon

Domaine homes by clerondon
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hey we just took possession of our Orlando 28 around a month ago. While we upgraded the kitchen electrical and bathroom all to lux we left out the comfort pack all…

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Phil94
Nov 04, 2018 10:08 pm

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