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Life Estate - Point Cook

Life Estate - Point Cook
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Are you aware of any custom builders servicing west ?

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Iamlama
Dec 14, 2018 4:14 pm

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

thanks! the joinery cost us a bomb but it looks like it was well worth it. the timber is beautiful!

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frankily
Dec 14, 2018 11:34 am

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Our planning permit has been approved! Now to get M to start our final construction plans - hopefully they get a start on it before the Xmas break!

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shokel1975
Dec 14, 2018 10:01 am
shokel1975

Building the Metricon Doulton

Building the Metricon Doulton
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hopefully sooner. That seems like a fair bit away. Although ours took over 11 months. I think they are giving themselves enough time.

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Doulton777
Dec 14, 2018 9:23 am
Doulton777
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gullolal63
Dec 13, 2018 6:02 pm

Dressed up the front of the house last night.

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blackcat20
Dec 13, 2018 9:02 am
blackcat20
Corallake
Corallake
12 December

Is this exposed aggregate normal?

Is this exposed aggregate normal?
VIC

Contact Fair Trading or building equivalent. Don't be bullied into submission!!!!

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Corallake
Dec 12, 2018 4:57 pm
Corallake

This is our facade. Render in Dulux Highgate, cladding in Shale Grey, roof in Shale grey. Barge and finials in white. It looks a lot lighter on a sunny day as you can…

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amilelka
Dec 12, 2018 2:30 pm
Treedance
Treedance
12 December

Arden - Votivo 43

Arden - Votivo 43
VIC
1 ... 24, 25, 26

So exciting after watching your journey all this time! It looks just beautiful. Now that you’ve reached this milestone, any wisdom you’ve accumulated to share? Congratulations

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Treedance
Dec 12, 2018 12:54 am
Build Right
Build Right
11 December

Building contract with Metricon

Building contract with Metricon
VIC

Hi, the sales consultants have estimate price for the areas that you are build than its the soil conditions This how it works 1. the size of the home you are building…

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Build Right
Dec 11, 2018 1:40 pm
Build Right

We did something simular to what mamz suggested. Something similar could work with your design.

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Melos
Dec 11, 2018 12:58 pm

Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately the presentation has been postponed. I don't have another date yet but kind of disappointed as we're looking forward to moving. Where…

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CalicoCat
Dec 10, 2018 7:21 pm
Default
Default
10 December

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?
VIC

I have also now been told March 2019. I drove past a few weeks ago and they have started land works. Hopefully it wont get delayed again.

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Default
Dec 10, 2018 5:45 pm
fademan
fademan
10 December

Bristol (44sq) - Porter Davis Melbourne - New Build

Bristol (44sq) - Porter Davis Melbourne - New Build
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Congratulations on finally finishing your build. Did you buy that champagne or was that from Porter Davis? All we got were keys and a handshake on Friday ;-) Those light…

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fademan
Dec 10, 2018 4:25 pm
bestspecials
bestspecials
10 December

Garage on the boundary

Garage on the boundary
VIC

Our neighbours house is build to boundary and they started building the day we moved in (4 months ago). We left that side of the house where their garage is untouched…

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bestspecials
Dec 10, 2018 2:32 pm
bestspecials
Novice 000
Novice 000
10 December

Calculation of liquidated damages

Calculation of liquidated damages
VIC

Unfortunately, the builder just ignore us regarding our objection of the calculation. They did not provide any notice of extension or bad weather etc in writing. Guess we…

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Novice 000
Dec 10, 2018 1:46 pm

::surprise:: Oh no! I'm so sorry. That's a shock, she wasn't very old was she? Mali is wonderful and couldn't be more loved! Amity particularly is ridiculously in love, she…

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bank
Dec 10, 2018 1:34 pm
bank
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Manj
Dec 09, 2018 6:16 pm
Manj
building-expert
building-expert
9 December

Arden Homes Inspectors

Arden Homes Inspectors
VIC
1, 2

As a builder who has lived through change from council building inspectors to privatised building surveying and inspections I can tell you of a catastrophic fall in…

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building-expert
Dec 09, 2018 9:13 am
building-expert
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
9 December

Builder refusing to give OP

Builder refusing to give OP
VIC

anu123, Who employed the building surveyor, you or the builder?

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SaveH2O
Dec 09, 2018 8:48 am
SaveH2O

Didn't get a colour board. But from the rough idea. White render throughout with black tiles and gutters. Floorboards throughout with grey carpets in the living areas…

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rogklee
Dec 08, 2018 11:04 pm

This is the only photo I could find that shows the colours properly. Gutters and front flashing is monument and the fascia is basalt. I wanted the flashing and gutters…

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MrsJM
Dec 07, 2018 7:59 pm
MrsJM
MCC0013
MCC0013
7 December

Porter Davis. No mod for (length) for a garage?????

Porter Davis. No mod for (length) for a garage?????
VIC

Its as simple as they wont budge on changing any aspect of the facade so it depends on what is behind the garage to allow the extra length. It is definately possible and…

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MCC0013
Dec 07, 2018 7:48 pm

The top story is going to be rendered foam

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brokenstick
Dec 07, 2018 4:50 pm
brokenstick
steph73
steph73
7 December

Henley Aluminium Cornerless Bifolds

Henley Aluminium Cornerless Bifolds
VIC

Hi All Does anyone out there know the cost of Henley's Aluminium Cornerless Bifolds? TIA

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steph73
Dec 07, 2018 1:42 pm
Elva
Elva
7 December

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?
VIC
1 ... 248, 249, 250

Hi Eureka 22, What are the issues you got from HBC? Just want to check to mine. Thanks

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Elva
Dec 07, 2018 1:08 pm
ThrowAway1
ThrowAway1
5 December

Building with Eight Homes !

Building with Eight Homes !
VIC

I am not sure whether to hijack this or create my own, but I am currently building with them, my experience hasn't been overall great. Not terrible but they could do a lot…

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ThrowAway1
Dec 05, 2018 9:08 pm

Corinthian came out today to inspect our 2nd lot of defective doors. The rep agreed that the doors aren't to standard and shouldn't look the way that they do. He also…

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bumblebee1985
Dec 05, 2018 6:29 pm
Maabhi
Maabhi
4 December

Cancelling with Burbank after leaving initial deposit

Cancelling with Burbank after leaving initial deposit
VIC

We signed the contract and paid around 15k to Burbank. We can't go ahead because our construction loan didn't get approved. What do we do now? - can I cancel the contract…

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Maabhi
Dec 04, 2018 11:30 pm
steel
steel
4 December

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 30, 31, 32

Weekly to fortnightly. Im not into construction but I am curious by nature (engineer). So I like to track and follow how they do it and the order.

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steel
Dec 04, 2018 11:52 am
HoneyDee
HoneyDee
4 December

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension
VIC
1 ... 73, 74, 75

Hi Doulton777 I did post my thread in my reply above 👆🏼 Here is it again viewtopic.php?f=31&t=92532 Where did you build? New Estate or KDR?

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HoneyDee
Dec 04, 2018 7:40 am
HoneyDee
bLeb
bLeb
3 December

Allura Estate

Allura Estate
VIC
1 ... 114, 115, 116

Hey guys, do you have any information on the block of land at the corner of Bolivar and Sedgefield? It has been fenced for a while now. What will it be? Who is developing…

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bLeb
Dec 03, 2018 2:54 pm
blackcat20
blackcat20
3 December

Building Inspectors. Suggestions please. Melb South-East

Building Inspectors. Suggestions please. Melb South-East
VIC

Houspect. Did a great job, and even our SS was very impressed with them.

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blackcat20
Dec 03, 2018 9:10 am
blackcat20

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 859, 860, 861

I went to one of their up to 70% off warehouse sales and the prices were still out of my price range. Although having said that I have since purchased two pendant lights…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Dec 02, 2018 9:51 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Looks awesome....we are also planning to use the butlers for all the daily electronic equipment ! https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=ht ... are_type=t

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excited_builders
Dec 02, 2018 8:56 pm

When we first started the build process, the standard design had the laundry where our WIP is now located and WIP P'DR room is, and lastly the P'DR was quite large taking…

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Montybyrne
Dec 02, 2018 1:26 pm
Mel.G
Mel.G
2 December

Tender

Tender
VIC

Be careful with the sales pitch. Review it overnight and sign it the following day Make sure to review everything. Goodluck!

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Mel.G
Dec 02, 2018 8:37 am
Cin
Cin
1 December

Salamanca 34 in Melbourne with Metricon

Salamanca 34 in Melbourne with Metricon
VIC

Hi there, I am considering building this on my own block .... how is your build going? Do you mind me asking what the cost is? Any other suggestions would be great :) Cin

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Cin
Dec 01, 2018 1:23 pm
r_13
r_13
30 November

KDR Vantage Mode facade modified

KDR Vantage Mode facade modified
VIC

I've been told by M yesterday that they are taking out the rebated stacker doors from my estimate, and that they're not offering it any more due to issues with water…

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r_13
Nov 30, 2018 2:26 pm
r_13
mywollert
mywollert
29 November

Mystique Wollert

Mystique Wollert
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi IronBark, join our Facebook Group :) To be honest, I am also have the same thinking as yours and will email Alok for a…

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mywollert
Nov 29, 2018 11:04 pm
bashworth
bashworth
29 November

Leaky service trench

Leaky service trench
VIC

Basically you have got it correct in that you dig a slot across the service trench line and then fill it with concrete. the slot only needs to be a spade width.

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bashworth
Nov 29, 2018 6:06 pm
bashworth
fademan
fademan
28 November

Porter Davis - Madison 40

Porter Davis - Madison 40
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Love the photos and the two tone kitchen colours!! You must be very excited to live in!!

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fademan
Nov 28, 2018 9:30 pm
baronx
baronx
28 November

Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)

Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)
VIC

This keeps getting better & better as I dig more into it; apparently UrbanEdge are within their rights to bypass the amendments to the building act & enforce the…

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baronx
Nov 28, 2018 11:18 am
baronx
DustyBlue
DustyBlue
28 November

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley
VIC
1, 2

We are looking a purchasing land within the area. Does hidden valley still have the strict guidelines? Does a shed still have to be built out of the same materials as the house?

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DustyBlue
Nov 28, 2018 8:35 am
pEast
pEast
27 November

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
1 ... 25, 26, 27

No worries - I thought I better give feedback with some photos to prove

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pEast
Nov 27, 2018 2:27 pm
Jo2018
Jo2018
27 November

Anyone building at Mt Holden, Sunbury VIC?

Anyone building at Mt Holden, Sunbury VIC?
VIC

Hi, I've purchased land STAGE 6 Mt Holden, any one else had problems with getting the correct engineering report? Title has now been pushed back from December till…

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Jo2018
Nov 27, 2018 7:27 am
shibua
shibua
23 November

Henley Yorke 21

Henley Yorke 21
VIC

Hi Reneesh. Did you go ahead with Yorke 21. Planning to build this.

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shibua
Nov 23, 2018 1:16 pm

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