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depending on your local climate it's usually better to take maximum advantage of the northerly aspect and my suggestion include a master suite grouped with the study and…

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oklouise
Sep 18, 2021 10:28 pm
Drew01
Drew01
12 h

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 30, 31, 32

3 trailers, toilet for pool visitors and a home office is the plan... Need to start measuring and get all the trailers in one spot to be able to see how the jigsaw puzzle fits in

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Drew01
Sep 18, 2021 9:21 pm
Drew01
Drew01
Drew01
12 h

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 32, 33, 34

We've got a very defined area to work in due to an overlay, that the pool guys are aware of... We're thinking of a honed aggregate pool deck with a clear seal to match…

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Drew01
Sep 18, 2021 9:05 pm
Drew01
anged
anged
17 September

ACC Process

ACC Process
VIC

Just saw your post as we are nearly at this stage. Have you started on site? Did it end up taking the 2-3 weeks?

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anged
Sep 17, 2021 5:53 pm
Althom
Althom
16 September

Alfresco open on 3 sides?

Alfresco open on 3 sides?
VIC

Shop around. There's numerous mobs who do them and you can get quite competetive pricing.

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Althom
Sep 16, 2021 7:12 pm
Althom
icat2000
icat2000
16 September

Initial Deposit Dispute

Initial Deposit Dispute
VIC
1, 2

I think the builder offering you half your deposit back is reasonable. The builder is entitled to recover any costs they have spent to date on your build out of the…

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icat2000
Sep 16, 2021 8:53 am
icat2000
Ceddy_83
Ceddy_83
15 September

Anyone Building with Inspired Homes/Strive Homes?

Anyone Building with Inspired Homes/Strive Homes?
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Has Evolve fixed all the defects satisfactorily?

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Ceddy_83
Sep 15, 2021 5:16 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
15 September

Recommended Suppliers on Homeone

Recommended Suppliers on Homeone
VIC

Yep totally with you and totally agree with what you have said. Also we all should be supporting local manufacturers where we can. Another one is cabinets, how do you…

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Doozer1905
Sep 15, 2021 12:08 pm
lukew
lukew
14 September

Henley Cullen 41

Henley Cullen 41
VIC

cyncyn we are just about to start with the Cullen 41, we have very similar upgrades. Which refrigerated option did you go with? How are you enjoying the house, is there…

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2964
lukew
Sep 14, 2021 1:41 pm
awkwajena
awkwajena
13 September

Arli Homes

Arli Homes
VIC

Hi all, I'd love to hear some experiences if any past or current Arli Homes clients are here on h1? Advice/experience from industry professionals who have had…

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awkwajena
Sep 13, 2021 1:42 pm
hawkas
hawkas
13 September

Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Thomas Archer Bayside Build
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hi Blacktea Would you mind telling me the dimensions of your basketball court? Is it the standard 9m x 5m or slightly smaller? My block is 15m wide and I am deciding…

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hawkas
Sep 13, 2021 11:19 am
Noname
Noname
13 September

Home Audio

Home Audio
VIC

don't do it if you care about sound quality. Most speakers in ceilings lack the proper isolation and sound direction that dedicated speakers in properly designed cabinets…

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Noname
Sep 13, 2021 10:55 am

This was my creation: The council did a site inspection, and requested further information (drawings showing building area over 7.5M), which we got from Metricon.…

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Sparkyf
Sep 13, 2021 10:27 am
Sparkyf
mcbks
mcbks
10 September

Building Cost in Melbourne

Building Cost in Melbourne
VIC

We spoke with all the builders that had display homes anywhere near us. From memory that included: Metricon, henley. Simmonds, porter Davis, Sherridon, Dennis family,…

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mcbks
Sep 10, 2021 3:59 pm
jlirv
jlirv
9 September

Building a Doulton in Geelong

Building a Doulton in Geelong
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hey Sparky! Followed on insta looks great. Dying to see the kitchen and talk cabinets

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jlirv
Sep 09, 2021 10:12 pm
AlexAndRachel
AlexAndRachel
9 September

Wardrobes.....

Wardrobes.....
VIC

We're early in our journey with TA, but have read and considered doing this separately. I'm following a few on instagram: Upmarket on I found is COS Interiors. Nest…

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AlexAndRachel
Sep 09, 2021 11:36 am
BellyCoy19
BellyCoy19
6 September

Building a house - final payment

Building a house - final payment
VIC

In the letter you received from your builder, it will state when the final payment is due, in my case my builder said 3-5 days from pre handover inspection date. If you…

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BellyCoy19
Sep 06, 2021 3:08 pm
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Tim65
Sep 05, 2021 9:14 pm
Tim65
awkwajena
awkwajena
5 September

Small Block, small house build - high level assumptions

Small Block, small house build - high level assumptions
VIC
1, 2

Hi K, Did you ever get your build done? Would love to hear how it all went if you're still around and happy to share.

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awkwajena
Sep 05, 2021 8:42 pm
rachelj72
rachelj72
5 September

Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]

Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]
VIC
1, 2

I have the HRV fur the Hue 47sqs but don’t start building until Jan. I hope it will be ok. Have anyone had this system ? well build

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rachelj72
Sep 05, 2021 9:08 am
Peng_0721
Peng_0721
3 September

Custom Builder - Premier Traditional Homes (Melbourne)

Custom Builder - Premier Traditional Homes (Melbourne)
VIC

Hi, Would you mind send me a private message on the details ? Thanks

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Peng_0721
Sep 03, 2021 6:14 pm
Annunox
Annunox
2 September

Mimosa Homes Site Cost

Mimosa Homes Site Cost
VIC

That's great. All the best with your build. Hope everything goes smooth.

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Annunox
Sep 02, 2021 2:56 pm
jay4542
jay4542
31 August

Symmetric homes - job status, progress and quality

Symmetric homes - job status, progress and quality
VIC

Having said that, the volume builder process is robust and the SS does spend long time in the site (I've personally seen - Carlisle, DFH and Henley). For my next home, I…

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jay4542
Aug 31, 2021 12:36 pm
Builderg
Builderg
28 August

Handshower in bathtub

Handshower in bathtub
VIC

Thanks, SaveH2O. So my builder has said no matter what they are not installing the hand shower. I guess i don't have much that I can do here. I will try to contact VBA…

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960
Builderg
Aug 28, 2021 2:53 pm
kj1005
kj1005
28 August

My Floorplan - Any Advice - Stroud Montego

My Floorplan - Any Advice - Stroud Montego
VIC

How did you go with your home??

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3506
kj1005
Aug 28, 2021 2:50 pm
Builderg
Builderg
27 August

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Does anyone know if we can go beyond 5 km to visit our building site for PCI? I'm thinking it's not allowed but then it is kinda essential to progress the build to…

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273287
Builderg
Aug 27, 2021 4:09 pm
shariq001
shariq001
26 August

Mimosa homes

Mimosa homes
VIC
1, 2

Hi Nuri, How was your experience with Mimosa, I am looking at building Churchill 220 with them. Just wondering if you could share your experience with us. Regards,

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shariq001
Aug 26, 2021 2:58 pm
awkwajena
awkwajena
23 August

What’s the really point of prefab homes?

What’s the really point of prefab homes?
VIC

Hi Paolo, Did you ever find any viable prefab builders for your 3br project in VIC? I'm interested in the same thing, and like you, am (still, having had my eye on the…

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3051
awkwajena
Aug 23, 2021 5:22 pm
alexp79
alexp79
21 August

Double Storey Too Hot Upstairs

Double Storey Too Hot Upstairs
VIC

Frankly speaking, in a typical house around 30-35% of the energy will be lost through walls and around 25-35% through the windows and doors (depending on glazing ratios).…

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alexp79
Aug 21, 2021 10:33 pm
Kippers01
Kippers01
20 August

Has anyone built with local builders direct - formerly brigh

Has anyone built with local builders direct - formerly brigh
VIC

local which business name/s is on the building contracts of these 150 homes that you build? Is this Bright Homes or Local or other names?

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Kippers01
Aug 20, 2021 2:53 pm
AnjC
AnjC
20 August

Contesting council decision

Contesting council decision
VIC

Wow. That’s interesting. My council must be different as I didn’t have to pay the fee… glad to hear that for once my council didn’t gouge me!

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AnjC
Aug 20, 2021 10:56 am

Ceiling creaking loudly downstairs when walking upstairs

Ceiling creaking loudly downstairs when walking upstairs
VIC

Hi yesplease It is not clear whether the issue is a defect, breach of contract, or breach of some…

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Contracts-Specialist
Aug 19, 2021 4:54 pm
Contracts-Specialist

Unrealistic site costs

Unrealistic site costs
VIC

Here's the flip side of the coin when the site works is done without proper documentation, inspections and certification

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 18, 2021 1:10 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
mumstheword
mumstheword
18 August

Indepandent Building inspection price?

Indepandent Building inspection price?
VIC

hi Sandra, just came across you post, am building in sydney, if you have a good private inspector to recommend would really appreciate it,cheers

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mumstheword
Aug 18, 2021 7:44 am
ajayjagdish19
ajayjagdish19
17 August

Allura Estate

Allura Estate
VIC
1 ... 115, 116, 117

any updates about the 7 story building Palmers & Leakes road corner?

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ajayjagdish19
Aug 17, 2021 6:00 pm
Peter83
Peter83
16 August

Builder recommendations North East Melbourne

Builder recommendations North East Melbourne
VIC

Hi Radiuz, Thanks for your reply, have you or do you know someone that has built with them before?

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Peter83
Aug 16, 2021 11:54 am
Hkhanum
Hkhanum
16 August

Urban edge Jumeirah6-49 - Anyone else considering this plan?

Urban edge Jumeirah6-49 - Anyone else considering this plan?
VIC

Hi all, I am embarking a new journey to build our second house. Its going to be a KDR project in mount Waverley. I have built previously with porter davis so this tie…

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485
Hkhanum
Aug 16, 2021 9:13 am

Condition of land after settlement

Condition of land after settlement
VIC

Check with your builder, mine required a totally clear site (with photos from myself to prove and a site manager to inspect and confirm) before they would even put a temp…

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misseditbythatmuch
Aug 15, 2021 11:44 pm
misseditbythatmuch
hash_nanay
hash_nanay
15 August

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 860, 861, 862

Hi there, We are considering building Astor 43. It has some features similar to the Sanford 42 but Astor has more spaces such as study, theatre, etc. It looked amazing…

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1710423
hash_nanay
Aug 15, 2021 12:47 pm
seanc88
seanc88
14 August

Off-White Mortar That Looks Orange To Me!

Off-White Mortar That Looks Orange To Me!
VIC

Hi Chris, where did you end up with this? Same issue for me, but our brickwork is now finished and has just been cleaned. Post cleaning it looks orange.

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seanc88
Aug 14, 2021 8:27 pm
Hhmm
Hhmm
12 August

Soho Living townhouses

Soho Living townhouses
VIC

So so slow, don't know how these guy ever actually finish a build

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Hhmm
Aug 12, 2021 8:20 pm
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
12 August

Colorbond Roofing Insulation

Colorbond Roofing Insulation
VIC

Hello Everyone, For the colorbond roofing blanket what choices are available in the market and what is majorly preferred. I have come across Anticon 60 but there are few…

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442
Ozshaz
Aug 12, 2021 2:25 pm
oklouise
oklouise
11 August

Floorplan Suggestions

Floorplan Suggestions
VIC

any plans is always a compromise but i prefer the extra kitchen space to the slightly bigger bedrooms (that are big enough for queens sized beds plus the biw and study…

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oklouise
Aug 11, 2021 7:38 pm
iehn
iehn
11 August

Outfall drain construction

Outfall drain construction
VIC

Hi: We are in the process of a knock-down and rebuild in the eastern suburbs. As part of the new build, we require a stormwater outfall drain to be constructed that…

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iehn
Aug 11, 2021 11:30 am
Doulton777
Doulton777
9 August

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension
VIC
1 ... 75, 76, 77

. Much prefer the ones we got through lumi lighting. But these are nice for the price

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227161
Doulton777
Aug 09, 2021 8:39 pm
Doulton777
Gee Mack
Gee Mack
9 August

Bryan & Petersen Build in Ballarat (VIC)

Bryan & Petersen Build in Ballarat (VIC)
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Thanks darb74 and countrybuilds for the insights. I guess most builders' sales teams are all charm and promises but the relations with the site guys might be less…

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Gee Mack
Aug 09, 2021 6:24 pm
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rachelj72
Aug 09, 2021 5:51 pm

Hello Team, Can someone please provide some feedback on the below modifications done to the slab. I am assuming this has been done to cut the slab but not sure if this…

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652
Ozshaz
Aug 08, 2021 6:54 pm
love1234
love1234
7 August

8 (Eight) Homes

8 (Eight) Homes
VIC

Hi, With them, I'm currently constructing a new two-story home. It would be really appreciated if anyone could provide input or point out any advantages or…

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8832
love1234
Aug 07, 2021 6:46 pm

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