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having built in different rural locations may i suggest that the house should suit the location and needs to be different from homes in town..eg if you will be working…

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oklouise
Feb 27, 2024 11:02 am
AshZ25
AshZ25
25 February

Slope land builders Melbourne

Slope land builders Melbourne
VIC

Hi All, We have recently purchased a sloping block (3.5m fall building envelope, 6m overall). Just wondering if you know of any good builders that you would recommend for…

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AshZ25
Feb 25, 2024 2:22 pm
Noom
Noom
20 February

Builder refusing to give OP

Builder refusing to give OP
VIC

Hi Anu123 Just wondering, how it ended up? Have you complete the building with other builders? And did you get anywhere with legal action? I also have a case with VCAT…

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9381
Noom
Feb 20, 2024 12:31 pm
Noom
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
19 February

Rainheads

Rainheads
VIC

The rainhead's overflow lip at the front has to be a minimum 25mm below the gutter's discharge sole. Hard to tell from the photo if it complies but it looks to be…

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SaveH2O
Feb 19, 2024 8:14 pm
SaveH2O
on3_cool
on3_cool
6 February

P vs H2 Slabs

P vs H2 Slabs
VIC

my suspicion - some builders, they do usually make 'odd' settings in their site plan / pricing as their standards - being hopeful that first - the initial price is…

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on3_cool
Feb 06, 2024 10:56 pm
on3_cool
on3_cool
5 February

Mimosa Homes

Mimosa Homes
VIC

9 years later since my first post. The house they built for me in 2014 was a good one. 9 years later there has been no major issues (touch wood). Minor issues. I am…

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on3_cool
Feb 05, 2024 9:55 pm
obiwon
obiwon
31 January

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 59, 60, 61

Sub boards are handy to have inside if the extra cost works for you. This way you can put an Energex padlock on the main meterbox and just refer to the inside sub…

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obiwon
Jan 31, 2024 12:44 pm
obiwon
Tejasvi
Tejasvi
29 January

Metricon Homes - Delta Single storey

Metricon Homes - Delta Single storey
VIC

Hello All 🙂 We are planning to start our journey of construction our first home. We zeroed down on Metricon and henley homes based on design suitable for our lot and…

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760
Tejasvi
Jan 29, 2024 9:18 pm
obiwon
obiwon
29 January

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 35, 36, 37

I would visit weekly at least so you can take pictures, progress pictures. Be sure to take pictures of around the house slab perimeter and in particular if there is water…

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obiwon
Jan 29, 2024 2:21 pm
obiwon
Vdo263
Vdo263
27 January

Sienna Homes - Reviews?

Sienna Homes - Reviews?
VIC

Hi starting the process of looking around for Dual Occ builders. Looking to build a home shared with family either as a duplex or front back. Has anyone done any recent…

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1119
Vdo263
Jan 27, 2024 10:33 pm
ekw83
ekw83
9 January

Yarrabank or Rivergum Constructions anyone?

Yarrabank or Rivergum Constructions anyone?
VIC

Would like to know how your house is now?

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ekw83
Jan 09, 2024 9:15 pm
Mick W
Mick W
4 January

Living in a Shed During Construction?

Living in a Shed During Construction?
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Thought I might give this post a bit of a nudge, as my wife and I are looking to live in the shed while we build. Has anyone here done this recently, how did it go? Was…

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Mick W
Jan 04, 2024 1:16 pm
firstbuild_H
firstbuild_H
2 January

Our Henley Amalfi 27/530

Our Henley Amalfi 27/530
VIC
1, 2

Yes true didn't require much upgrades when we built

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firstbuild_H
Jan 02, 2024 7:34 am
oklouise
oklouise
1 January

Custom Home Design - Suggestions and Recommendation

Custom Home Design - Suggestions and Recommendation
VIC

ideal house depends on the site and location as much as internal floor plan....what is the distance from the house to all four boundaries, where is north, describe your…

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oklouise
Jan 01, 2024 5:45 pm
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7060
MyHome2
Dec 21, 2023 9:50 am
estaunton1
estaunton1
20 December 2023

Kialla Homes

Kialla Homes
VIC

Hi, I am looking into Kialla and am wondering if you decided to build with them or if you managed to get any feedback? I am finding it hard to find any reviews of them.

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estaunton1
Dec 20, 2023 10:57 am
estaunton1
BuildingandLegal
BuildingandLegal
15 December 2023

Fill & Slab vs. Tall stumps

Fill & Slab vs. Tall stumps
VIC

If you're in a flood zone, not only are you dealing with the importation of fill and laying it down in 150 lifts to achieve compaction, you're going to have to consider…

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BuildingandLegal
Dec 15, 2023 9:19 pm
BuildingandLegal
Local
Local
14 December 2023

Has anyone built with local builders direct - formerly brigh

Has anyone built with local builders direct - formerly brigh
VIC

Local Builders Is Not Part of bright homes we are our pwn building group and can built homes in less then 5 months with great pricing call 0400935792

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Local
Dec 14, 2023 9:57 am

Hi there. We actually ended up doing a private build. We found that we wanted to change so much. A few of the rooms were kept the same but were obsessed with be pavilion…

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Stina_S
Dec 03, 2023 9:51 pm
Stina_S
urk697
urk697
28 November 2023

Omaxe homes - Melbourne - anyone built with them?

Omaxe homes - Melbourne - anyone built with them?
VIC

wondering anyone built with omaxe homes and care to share their experiences. thanks

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6814
urk697
Nov 28, 2023 12:42 pm
urk697
urk697
22 November 2023

Reviews on Fairhaven homes

Reviews on Fairhaven homes
VIC

We are looking to do a KDR with fairhaven homes, Have seen plenty of good reviews about them pre construction and plenty of negative reviews about them during contruction…

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9548
urk697
Nov 22, 2023 4:11 pm
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7143
estaunton1
Nov 18, 2023 12:08 pm
estaunton1
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
17 November 2023

Help understanding Boundary Survey and Nail Location

Help understanding Boundary Survey and Nail Location
VIC

ask the surveyor for clarification would be the logical approach

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10323
ponzutwo
Nov 17, 2023 10:29 am
DanHordern
DanHordern
14 November 2023

Our Henley Build - Amalfi 30

Our Henley Build - Amalfi 30
VIC
1, 2, 3

Do you have any photos of your place that you wouldn't mind sharing ?

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28509
DanHordern
Nov 14, 2023 8:29 pm
Ex-Hasbeen
Ex-Hasbeen
13 November 2023

Help please! Grout colours for Alto Ash and Eggshell tiles

Help please! Grout colours for Alto Ash and Eggshell tiles
VIC

Purrfection, I know this is a very old thread, but if you see this, did were these tiles floor or wall, and what size? And the really big question, do you happen to have…

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3496
Ex-Hasbeen
Nov 13, 2023 12:01 am
ImPriya_R
ImPriya_R
6 November 2023

Anyone building in Hawksfields Estate Keysborough?

Anyone building in Hawksfields Estate Keysborough?
VIC

Any contact details for the hawk fields keysborough south. Email or contact number?

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3010
ImPriya_R
Nov 06, 2023 6:27 pm
estaunton1
estaunton1
30 October 2023

Our treechange custom build in West Gippsland

Our treechange custom build in West Gippsland
VIC

Hi, just wondering how you went with Kialla Homes as haven't been able to find many reviews.

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4197
estaunton1
Oct 30, 2023 5:24 pm
estaunton1
BlightedMap
BlightedMap
24 October 2023

Dark Interior Tiles - Charcoal

Dark Interior Tiles - Charcoal
VIC

Hi All, I am looking to go with tiles instead of laminate timber flooring throughout my living areas for my new build (Ashbury 29 - Henley). My whole colour scheme is on…

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BlightedMap
Oct 24, 2023 5:56 pm
matty78
matty78
13 October 2023

Entrance door colour to match caoba dawn garage door

Entrance door colour to match caoba dawn garage door
VIC

What color front door did you finally go with? We are at the exact same stage. Looking for the paint color that matches with Caoba.

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matty78
Oct 13, 2023 3:57 pm
Sumeeth
Sumeeth
12 October 2023

Omnia Homes

Omnia Homes
VIC

Just built with Omnia A nightmare journey High staff turnover, pathetic communication and their MD he is a weird creature Mistakes in built are terrible, What you will…

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Sumeeth
Oct 12, 2023 2:42 pm
Budapest
Budapest
28 September 2023

Carlisle KDR site cost after second soil test

Carlisle KDR site cost after second soil test
VIC

We were lucky in that our old house was so small (86 square metres) compared to the new house, they were able to take enough readings around the old backyard house before…

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17696
Budapest
Sep 28, 2023 5:37 pm
firsthyme
firsthyme
28 September 2023

Glenvill Homes experience anyone?

Glenvill Homes experience anyone?
VIC

For the collection range (pre-designed) I think it would start $20k (but bare minimum) and go to $25k with upgrades and closer to $30k for more luxe upgrades? Is that…

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firsthyme
Sep 28, 2023 1:12 pm
firsthyme
Max-2020
Max-2020
27 September 2023

Elara Homes / formerly Aaron j Homes

Elara Homes / formerly Aaron j Homes
VIC

BradK86 Just wondering how you went solving your issues with Elara Homes ? We built Elara's top plan, it was an absolute nightmare the whole way through, they cut every…

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Max-2020
Sep 27, 2023 7:30 pm
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estaunton1
Sep 26, 2023 12:09 am
estaunton1
estaunton1
estaunton1
21 September 2023

KDR - Looking for feedback on Kialla Homes

KDR - Looking for feedback on Kialla Homes
VIC

Hi, I am looking into doing a KDR in Melbourne and am contemplating using Kialla Homes. I am looking for feedback on them from others who have built with them.

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5625
estaunton1
Sep 21, 2023 1:34 am
estaunton1
building-expert
building-expert
11 September 2023

New Construction variations after completing works

New Construction variations after completing works
VIC

I can help you with all that, you can PM me with details if you wish

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3697
building-expert
Sep 11, 2023 8:32 pm
building-expert
building-expert
building-expert
10 September 2023

ROOF FLASHING

ROOF FLASHING
VIC

Yes it should have been colorbond and no its not compliant. Pressure flashing must be fixed to wall not exceeding 100 mm centres. Workmanship is sub standard and non…

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2188
building-expert
Sep 10, 2023 9:16 pm
building-expert
hawka2006
hawka2006
8 September 2023

Anyone has built with escape homes/H&L/Victurnkey victoria

Anyone has built with escape homes/H&L/Victurnkey victoria
VIC

Used H&L who were great. They were happy for us to change the layout of a plan, didn’t pressure us to get upgrades & kept us informed. Then they assigned Escape Homes as…

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hawka2006
Sep 08, 2023 1:35 pm
Klogg
Klogg
30 August 2023

Frame Overhang Solutions

Frame Overhang Solutions
VIC

In the end, two pieces of treated timber (20mm thick) were bolted onto the joists and planed when there was too much sticking out. Passed inspection.

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Klogg
Aug 30, 2023 6:06 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
26 August 2023

Leftover Materials - Supply and Install

Leftover Materials - Supply and Install
VIC

That's a fantastic result! Happy you got it sorted out. cheers Simeon

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Ashington Homes
Aug 26, 2023 4:25 pm
Ashington Homes
olly80
olly80
16 August 2023

Custom design builders - South eastern Melbourne suburbs

Custom design builders - South eastern Melbourne suburbs
VIC

Expression of an idea doesn't include a measurement. And aside from the fact that most butlers, kitchens and laundry rooms are much of a muchness between all builders…

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olly80
Aug 16, 2023 3:56 am
olly80
kate78
kate78
5 August 2023

Sloped block in Warrandyte

Sloped block in Warrandyte
VIC

Any recommendations for builders for a KDRB in North Warrandyte ? Thanks

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2973
kate78
Aug 05, 2023 3:25 pm
Showatt
Showatt
28 July 2023

Any good or bad comments about 21st Century Homes?

Any good or bad comments about 21st Century Homes?
VIC

The issue I raised is not just that builders treating client like dirt, it's that they can get away with it. The power dynastic is completely different in building…

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Showatt
Jul 28, 2023 8:17 pm
alexp79
alexp79
26 July 2023

Builder used the wrong concrete mix

Builder used the wrong concrete mix
VIC

there is only 20% difference in concrete strength between 20 mpa and 25 mpa, so check with your engineer first if it fits his calculation tolerances. There are ways to…

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9778
alexp79
Jul 26, 2023 3:50 pm
Aditya.au
Aditya.au
21 July 2023

Henley Emperor 48 - craigieburn Mt. Aitkin

Henley Emperor 48 - craigieburn Mt. Aitkin
VIC
1, 2

Hi, I hope you are still following this post. Its been long time . Hope will be enjoying wonderful time with family in such a beauty of a house. Just wanna check , how…

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Aditya.au
Jul 21, 2023 4:14 pm
Elle Dee
Elle Dee
13 July 2023

Melbourne Airport Environs Overlay -Schedule 2 question

Melbourne Airport Environs Overlay -Schedule 2 question
VIC

Seems to have no bearing under MAEO schedule 2 not sure about Schedule 1.

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Elle Dee
Jul 13, 2023 6:48 pm
OurBanyoHouse
OurBanyoHouse
13 July 2023

Private inspector charge by builder

Private inspector charge by builder
VIC

If you already have a contract, is the inspection cost stated in there? If not they would be forced to issue you a variation which you could of course object to.

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OurBanyoHouse
Jul 13, 2023 2:55 pm
leeleewho
leeleewho
8 July 2023

Thomas Archer Hive 46 (customised) Build 2020-21

Thomas Archer Hive 46 (customised) Build 2020-21
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Nearly 4 years on, how is your TA home holding up??

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leeleewho
Jul 08, 2023 6:26 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
7 July 2023

How long should a slab cure before framing?

How long should a slab cure before framing?
VIC
1, 2

very true Alex, weather conditions play a huge role. I think you are right, we should wait longer but often we cant :)

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Ashington Homes
Jul 07, 2023 1:31 pm
Ashington Homes
Karlmarx01
Karlmarx01
22 June 2023

Fairhaven Homes - Geelong

Fairhaven Homes - Geelong
VIC

What about ? anyone got experience with them in this area? Fairhaven I know operate in the wider area but I am looking at Home and Land in Lara.

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Karlmarx01
Jun 22, 2023 12:42 pm

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