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gillybean
gillybean
Yesterday

Roof - colour bond Vs Tiles?

Roof - colour bond Vs Tiles?
VIC

Our thoughts too. With ceiling insulation it’s not like it’s a thunderous noise, it’s a beautiful sound and especially after a long dry period. Tiles are pretty…

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gillybean
Dec 09, 2019 5:31 am
gillybean
Jualusaha
Jualusaha
6 December

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
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hi, Are you also interested to include my blog in the list? we discuss about buying and selling

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Jualusaha
Dec 06, 2019 1:52 pm
murtaza.sh
murtaza.sh
5 December

SJD Homes. Who's built with them.

SJD Homes. Who's built with them.
VIC
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Thanks for your useful advice. very useful information.

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murtaza.sh
Dec 05, 2019 8:56 pm
murtaza.sh
Joker
Joker
3 December

Brick Render vs Foam Render

Brick Render vs Foam Render
VIC

Hi had a foam render home, durability I found very good with no cracking for 15; years I had it, does effect value maybe 10_15 percent,this time I went brick render for…

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Joker
Dec 03, 2019 4:18 pm

I’ve got a giveaway happening on my Instagram account to celebrate hitting 5K followers. To enter head to https://www.instagram.com/p/B5mD57DFokE/

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Dec 03, 2019 3:01 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Kumar_G
Kumar_G
3 December

Nostra Homes

Nostra Homes
VIC

Hi Milz, Checking to see if you end up building with Nostra? If so how was the process and their work?

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Kumar_G
Dec 03, 2019 10:29 am
vasia2556
vasia2556
2 December

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?
VIC
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Hi guys, did anyone hear anything about land titles for stage 1 . I went to the site couple days ago, and everything looks the same as a couple of months ago.

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vasia2556
Dec 02, 2019 8:28 pm
murtaza.sh
murtaza.sh
1 December

House designs for acreage

House designs for acreage
VIC

kathjax we are also thinking to build with SJD. Can you please share how was your overall experience? Who was your site supervisor and how he handled everything?

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murtaza.sh
Dec 01, 2019 7:21 pm
murtaza.sh
murtaza.sh
murtaza.sh
1 December

Building in winter vs summer

Building in winter vs summer
VIC

What would be the disadvantages of building home in winter instead of summer. Are lots of rain or cold affects the wooden structure? I have heard few people do building…

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murtaza.sh
Dec 01, 2019 6:12 pm
murtaza.sh
Shi
Shi
1 December

The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread
VIC
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Anyone upgraded the front entry door from 2040mm x 1020mm to 2340mm x 1020mm ? What was the upgrade cost? Carlisle is apparently charging Structural variation to…

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Shi
Dec 01, 2019 1:42 pm
Renman
Renman
1 December

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping
VIC
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That looks awesome dude. Can I ask how much did that cost you?

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Renman
Dec 01, 2019 10:32 am
Renman

Still missing front window. But more painting happening.

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Macher
Nov 30, 2019 1:50 pm
Macher

Hi Everyone, Just wanted to ask if anyone knows any builders that can do split or stepped down homes? Our block has about 2m of fall from front to back. However I reckon…

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janz
Nov 28, 2019 8:54 am
Onram
Onram
27 November

Building with Simonds Homes - Avalon 2nd Build

Building with Simonds Homes - Avalon 2nd Build
VIC

Hi, can you also send me the inspector details as well? Any photos of the build?

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Onram
Nov 27, 2019 8:41 pm
Harweeeee
Harweeeee
27 November

Cost for 4 bedroom, Single Storey Home

Cost for 4 bedroom, Single Storey Home
VIC

I'd say around $240k-$300k depending on what you want yeah. Ours is 226m2 and is costing around $240k but we negotiated for that price. Not sure how much different VIC is…

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Harweeeee
Nov 27, 2019 5:23 pm
Harweeeee
jessicaramnani
jessicaramnani
27 November

Any experience with United Homes Australia

Any experience with United Homes Australia
VIC

The corner walls of the bedroom of my flat got damaged in a month by leakage of water from the bathroom. At that time I called Mr Amit Sofat who…

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jessicaramnani
Nov 27, 2019 3:52 pm
wagga123
wagga123
27 November

lead in conduit issue with Carlisle

lead in conduit issue with Carlisle
VIC

The terms of the building contract might cover this.

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wagga123
Nov 27, 2019 9:51 am
janz
janz
26 November

Sherridon Mandalay 25 vs Porter Davis Midland 21

Sherridon Mandalay 25 vs Porter Davis Midland 21
VIC

Thank you very much for the advice Rob. I didn't go with either of them because after some investigation, a split-level/step down home would best suit our block. So it is…

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janz
Nov 26, 2019 12:49 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
26 November

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 32, 33, 34

You are upsetting your ss’s performance KPI’s by finding defects mid build. He needs to keep the job moving by issuing new contract call ups for material deliveries…

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Norfolk
Nov 26, 2019 10:55 am
algernon
algernon
25 November

Home valuations on new house/land builds

Home valuations on new house/land builds
VIC

Me providing the lender won't help you (SGB for the record, though) - because it's not the LENDER that determines the value, its the VALUER. The banks don't do…

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algernon
Nov 25, 2019 8:12 pm
Nick_6
Nick_6
25 November

Rawdon Hill

Rawdon Hill
VIC

No problems. My neighbours, friends and I are happy to help people avoid the trouble we had! Best of luck with everything and hope it all goes smoothly.

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Nick_6
Nov 25, 2019 3:33 pm
summer5555
summer5555
23 November

Pacific 208 with GJ Gardner Bass Coast

Pacific 208 with GJ Gardner Bass Coast
VIC

I think from memory ours was downgraded to 12.5, however the bushfire assessment required some changes. I didn't realise how much more expensive it is to build when…

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summer5555
Nov 23, 2019 3:21 pm
shokel1975
shokel1975
22 November

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 28, 29, 30

We received waterproofing certificates today at handover.

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shokel1975
Nov 22, 2019 10:17 pm
shokel1975
vuster
vuster
21 November

My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build

My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build
VIC
1 ... 48, 49, 50

render-dulux candlebark window trim - Dulux Beige Royal

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vuster
Nov 21, 2019 1:37 pm
vuster
JJ2019
JJ2019
20 November

Building Belrose 42 LE with Metricon

Building Belrose 42 LE with Metricon
VIC

Yes its the master, Its just the single vanity in the standard plan, I am upgrading it to add the double vanity and bath. I will post the new plans soon. Have a look at…

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JJ2019
Nov 20, 2019 8:47 pm
JJ2019
NoodZ27
NoodZ27
19 November

New Build

New Build
VIC

No we haven't signed contract yet. We just signed/initialed the quote and finalised our inclusions/floorplan with the sales rep and paid for the soil testing/drafts…

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NoodZ27
Nov 19, 2019 7:45 pm
AdsF
AdsF
18 November

Project Manager Melbourne

Project Manager Melbourne
VIC

Can anyome recomend any project managers in melbourne to build a new house?

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AdsF
Nov 18, 2019 8:24 am
RobGee
RobGee
16 November

Porter Davis Upgrades and Costs

Porter Davis Upgrades and Costs
VIC
1 ... 30, 31, 32

I know when we were starting figuring out what we were looking at (vs what we could afford of course!), seeing what other people had spent really helped us in our…

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RobGee
Nov 16, 2019 7:58 am
annakoh
annakoh
15 November

Leveling land to street level

Leveling land to street level
VIC

I’m looking to do a knockdown rebuild on my block which has about a 3.5m fall from front to back on a 650sqm block, sloping more from right to left. The build area…

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annakoh
Nov 15, 2019 9:50 pm
lilaandco
lilaandco
13 November

Thomas Archer - Advice

Thomas Archer - Advice
VIC

Hello! We have just bought a block bayside Melbourne and are now in the process of finding a builder. We are looking at a 2 story 4 bedroom house. Our preference is to go…

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lilaandco
Nov 13, 2019 11:34 am
vuster
vuster
11 November

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
1 ... 105, 106, 107

Looking good Renman. Hopefully your landscaper issues have been sorted. My landscaper used a hand grinder to cut the bluestone pavers also. I wouldn't have a problem with…

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vuster
Nov 11, 2019 12:33 pm
vuster
bpratt
bpratt
9 November

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 55, 56, 57

Nor have I. I do know in my old house because the cold water pipes inside the ceiling were mounted high, and therefore closer to the zincalume roof,…

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bpratt
Nov 09, 2019 10:32 am
ThomasN90
ThomasN90
6 November

Sahara Q1 - happy ever after

Sahara Q1 - happy ever after
VIC
1 ... 186, 187, 188

Hi mirz, Love your posts on Sahara Q1. It is very informative. I love your floor and stairs. Can you share with us the information about your floor choice and more…

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ThomasN90
Nov 06, 2019 9:13 pm
airwolf
airwolf
5 November

Semore homes

Semore homes
VIC

Visited two sites last weekend. one in progress and one moved in. Both of the owners are very happy with the service and end products. Specially with their flexibility to…

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airwolf
Nov 05, 2019 10:24 pm
viju_009
viju_009
5 November

Custom build in Griffin QLD

Custom build in Griffin QLD
VIC

Thank you so much for the pictures, how did you go with the overall building process with Alphahome? I am currently in discussion with them.

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viju_009
Nov 05, 2019 4:52 pm
Nick1997
Nick1997
31 October

Melbourne Airport Environs Overlay -Schedule 2 question

Melbourne Airport Environs Overlay -Schedule 2 question
VIC

Dear members, we are sincerely looking at the KNRB for our old house and therefore need to understand more about the additional cost of being subject to MAEO schedule 2. …

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Nick1997
Oct 31, 2019 1:26 pm
thangam
thangam
30 October

Building the Metricon Doulton

Building the Metricon Doulton
VIC
1 ... 13, 14, 15

what paint color you used for internal house looks so amazing,please list those colours

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thangam
Oct 30, 2019 11:43 pm
lolly72
lolly72
30 October

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.
VIC
1, 2, 3

Our build was supposed to be 8 months, and turned into 12.5mths. We got paid $250 a week in liquidated damages. We moved in June 2018 and they have only just begun to…

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lolly72
Oct 30, 2019 10:53 am
summer888
summer888
28 October

Granvue Builders

Granvue Builders
VIC

Adeproper Thanks for your sharing.Maybe I should reconsider if go to build with Granvue Homes.

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summer888
Oct 28, 2019 5:55 pm
Ramee
Ramee
25 October

Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes

Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Thanks ronn! They are very similar color, garage door was little bit off because we coudn't find the exact match! There was no big issues at the PCI, or we tried to…

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Ramee
Oct 25, 2019 8:10 am

Sharing which might be one of my last updates. Here's the timeline so far: 23-Apr - Loan approval 01-May - Land settlement 14-Jun - Construction…

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SilentChaos
Oct 22, 2019 11:34 pm

Carlisle Homes - Easy Living Tennyson 25

Carlisle Homes - Easy Living Tennyson 25
VIC

Hi , How was your experience with Carlisle easy…

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ankit.sharma.1987
Oct 22, 2019 11:43 am
Mamz
Mamz
21 October

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Title: Best Coffee shop in Amsterdam Description: Located in Amsterdam, this coffeeshop is relaxed and unpretentious, though it is by no means basic. Paintings and…

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Mamz
Oct 21, 2019 3:29 pm
Mamz
jbarber
jbarber
19 October

Builder Recommendations Melbourne Eastern Suburbs

Builder Recommendations Melbourne Eastern Suburbs
VIC

Hi Everyone After some recommendations for small builders that service the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. We are looking to build as per approved plans for a single storey…

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jbarber
Oct 19, 2019 5:19 pm

Can anyone tell me what is the coloured code on pipes stand for (before the builder do the slabs)? See photo? Green/pink/blue?

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quinny
Oct 19, 2019 1:11 pm
KingTaco
KingTaco
18 October

Aggregate Drive

Aggregate Drive
VIC

They might mean adding a termite barrier on the join between the driveway and garage, like below

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KingTaco
Oct 18, 2019 9:16 pm
KingTaco
reenakv
reenakv
16 October

Building in Lalor - @ lockup fixing

Building in Lalor - @ lockup fixing
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi, Anyone bought land in the latest releases ( Newport, Donovan, Maguire and Potoon) of Carlingford estate. Thought this will be a good forum to connect and share the progress.

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reenakv
Oct 16, 2019 1:07 pm

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