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Tips on building & private inspectors

Tips on building & private inspectors
VIC

I'm afraid I'm going to have to eat my words above in post 2. I stand corrected by Building Expert. In Victoria now in order to register as a Building Inspector, either…

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Liliana
Jun 19, 2019 10:09 am

Name your top 3 house plan | Single Storey

Name your top 3 house plan | Single Storey
VIC

Until you have completed all selections at Studio M you don’t know what the final cost would be if not signed up I would chose another builder after experience we have had

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Tim65
Jun 19, 2019 6:36 am
Tim65
no_epp
no_epp
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LYNDARUM/AURORA/SUMMERHILL ESTATES: Epping, Victoria

LYNDARUM/AURORA/SUMMERHILL ESTATES: Epping, Victoria
VIC
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any Stages 30, 40 and 41 aurora epping. ours is in stage 51 yet to be released.

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no_epp
Jun 18, 2019 6:05 pm
41202
41202
20 h

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?
VIC

is anyone know how long for the sunset on the contract?I can't wait

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41202
Jun 18, 2019 5:57 pm
41202

Frame stage is almost complete.. We received the invoice for frame stage today and inspection is arranged for tomorrow. :)

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Ramee
Jun 17, 2019 9:29 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 June

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 54, 55, 56

We have one of the older V8 Dysons and while it's a great little machine for a quick vac, I don't think if you're looking at doing a comprehensive vacuum of the floor the…

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Stewie D
Jun 17, 2019 2:46 pm
devh
devh
17 June

Calculation of liquidated damages

Calculation of liquidated damages
VIC

Thanks for reply. If bulding commission not doing anything. I thing its better I should go to VCAT. Any way my no is 0447861214. If need to contact in future.

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devh
Jun 17, 2019 12:58 pm
MrsJM
MrsJM
17 June

are brick infills required when rendering?

are brick infills required when rendering?
VIC

Make sure if you pull out of brick infills , that you enquire about the finish. When we switched to blue board for the same reason, I made the builder note on the…

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MrsJM
Jun 17, 2019 4:12 am
MrsJM
Reiri36
Reiri36
17 June

Building the Metricon Doulton

Building the Metricon Doulton
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Looks beautiful!

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Reiri36
Jun 17, 2019 2:29 am

This is M doing a second coat of stain.

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Renman
Jun 16, 2019 3:53 pm
Renman

PAINT COLOURS After talking to our painter Friday about colours we went and checked out his own build (currently being painted). He had…

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darb74
Jun 16, 2019 12:14 pm
darb74
AR3128
AR3128
15 June

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.

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

Hi There should be a section in the contract called liquidated damages. also see how many days they allowed for the build, should be at the front of the contract…

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AR3128
Jun 15, 2019 9:31 pm
r_13
r_13
15 June

KDR Vantage Mode facade modified

KDR Vantage Mode facade modified
VIC
1, 2, 3

Looking good! It's so exciting to see it taking shape. :)

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r_13
Jun 15, 2019 1:37 pm
r_13

Hey guys, was following this thread to get estimates for my colours appointment since this had the most info even though I'm building with Granvue homes. I thought I'd…

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Spiralkut89
Jun 15, 2019 5:07 am
Renman
Renman
14 June

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
1 ... 101, 102, 103

Thanks for the post. U are on the dot with the B point. I am waiting to hear back from M on if, how and when they are going to fix it. M will give you the biggest…

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Renman
Jun 14, 2019 10:56 pm
Renman
blackcat20
blackcat20
14 June

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping
VIC
1 ... 67, 68, 69

We've decided to open a case with customer care. Hopefully we get the resolution we're after.

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blackcat20
Jun 14, 2019 10:09 am
blackcat20

Simonds Prague with Modifications in Melbourne's North

Simonds Prague with Modifications in Melbourne's North
VIC

Thanks With regards to WIP door, you probably right, that door may end up open all the time. But that's fine, in case we'll have a pet dog one day, then that door would be useful :)

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SilentChaos
Jun 13, 2019 11:38 pm
cbboy
cbboy
13 June

Simon Homes

Simon Homes
VIC

No not normal. Its a defect so get them to come out and rectify. See below screenshot from the Australian Guides and Tolerances for Australian standards.

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cbboy
Jun 13, 2019 10:42 am
ben888
ben888
12 June

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Handover

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Handover
VIC
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Very nice Clareymoo! Great to see the finished product of a real home, and really, there's no clutter at all. Just wait til you have more kids!!! Glad to see your…

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ben888
Jun 12, 2019 11:25 pm
ben888

Final build cost per m2???

Final build cost per m2???
VIC

Building in sa with simonds homes and our 280sqr works out to be $1100ish we have upgraded most things. would say medium level finish. Nothing over the top but could deff…

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Tysonandkaylie
Jun 12, 2019 9:32 am
Special_K
Special_K
11 June

Who has used PTF TEmpo floors ? (WARNING)

Who has used PTF TEmpo floors ? (WARNING)
VIC

If anyone has any tips on what you can do to harden up your timber floors, it'd be appreciated !

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Special_K
Jun 11, 2019 10:52 am
patel1783
patel1783
9 June

Metronest builder review

Metronest builder review
VIC
1, 2

So today Day 475 from the day we signed contract & day 260 from the site start, no indications about handover date. Same way we had 2mm & 3mm cracks in our seven months…

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patel1783
Jun 09, 2019 5:48 pm

House and land package- Fees associated with delay in land t

House and land package- Fees associated with delay in land t
VIC

When you buy a 30k car, most people do so much research and shopping around, incredible. But its weird how most people don't do not nearly enough homework when they are…

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LearnProperty
Jun 08, 2019 8:55 am
LearnProperty

JG King - Ariel - Double Storey - Metro Melbourne

JG King - Ariel - Double Storey - Metro Melbourne
VIC

Hi Blair We are still not in our house! The contract maximum length is until the 2nd of July and it is going right to the wire. Nothing happened for months hence I lost…

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Montybyrne
Jun 07, 2019 11:01 pm
Santhosh
Santhosh
7 June

Vancouver 29 PD

Vancouver 29 PD
VIC

Anyone building or finished building Vancouver 29 with PD.We didn't see Griffith facade in real .If anyone build your house with same facade please share the photo

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Santhosh
Jun 07, 2019 12:08 pm
Clareymoo
Clareymoo
7 June

Inspired Homes/ Como Homes - Custom Build Corner Block

Inspired Homes/ Como Homes - Custom Build Corner Block
VIC
1, 2

Your little is so cute! Yes get on to that laundry space. Ours is 1300 wide on the plan and the washer and dryer fit in there snugly with barely a gap in between. Also…

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Clareymoo
Jun 07, 2019 7:44 am
kiddz7
kiddz7
6 June

KDR Metricon Hampshire 46 Melbourne Bayside

KDR Metricon Hampshire 46 Melbourne Bayside
VIC

how long does it normally take from signing contract to when they start building?

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kiddz7
Jun 06, 2019 10:38 pm

Floor Plan Feedback

Floor Plan Feedback
VIC
1, 2

Agree with you, good idea.

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Iluminatis
Jun 06, 2019 4:39 pm
GEOnTREY
GEOnTREY
6 June

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Hi CalicoCat Glad to hear you don't have too many faults 🙂 Is it your site supervisor who does the 3 month inspection or someone else? Did your bricks get fixed…

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GEOnTREY
Jun 06, 2019 11:37 am

Homes with Austral graphite bricks

Homes with Austral graphite bricks
VIC

Hello I am messaging about you using austral brick in your home. We are looking CV using the metallix range graphite. Have you got any pics we can see please

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jess priest
Jun 05, 2019 4:07 pm

KDR by Sienna Homes in sunny bayside Melbourne

KDR by Sienna Homes in sunny bayside Melbourne
VIC

Hi Chris77, Sorry for the slow reply, only noticed your post. All going well. Last weeks wet weather slowed things a bit, but the brickies were still out there working…

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SuperSabre76
Jun 04, 2019 9:30 pm

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension
VIC
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That picture is amazing. Loved it at first site. There was no doubts like I usually have about everything I put in this house. viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Jun 04, 2019 8:10 pm
Doulton777

Post Land Settlement Must Do Activities - First Home Build

Post Land Settlement Must Do Activities - First Home Build
VIC

Hi Jay, Some things you can do to save time starting the build is ask the developer if your builder can do a Soil Test and Contour Survey prior to the block registering.…

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l_vanslyke
Jun 03, 2019 8:59 am
KDRSEMELB
KDRSEMELB
2 June

New build with Hallbury homes

New build with Hallbury homes
VIC

Looks great. We have very very similar tastes as our colour selection looks similar to yours. We are about 3 weeks off PCI. I assume you have taken keys by now.

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KDRSEMELB
Jun 02, 2019 1:22 pm
alexp79
alexp79
30 May

Level 1 Compaction Report - Melbourne SE - Burbank

Level 1 Compaction Report - Melbourne SE - Burbank
VIC

Just the soil test is not going to be enough to test the quality of compaction. If you are planning putting your house footings on the fill, you would need proper…

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alexp79
May 30, 2019 2:07 am

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ASJ1981
May 29, 2019 10:43 pm
ASJ1981

Mimosa Independent Building Inspections

Mimosa Independent Building Inspections
VIC

Give Pros a call on 0416 211 888. He works in Construction Law. Or John Perry on 0408 611 748. Again a construction lawyer.

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Small Minds
May 29, 2019 12:23 pm
JenBarber
JenBarber
29 May

Show us your facade...

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

Love the cladding and grey tones are gorgeous.

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JenBarber
May 29, 2019 9:19 am
JenBarber
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
28 May

Need advice re: Marque Property Group

Need advice re: Marque Property Group
VIC

Did Marque draw up proper plans? The builder you went with needed proper plans to work off, who drew those?

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SaveH2O
May 28, 2019 10:16 am
SaveH2O
Zorro6
Zorro6
27 May

The dreaded Christmas shutdown

The dreaded Christmas shutdown
VIC
1, 2

Our builders seemed to stop around the 21st dec and resumed about 24th jan. But that’s what it is,things stop for Christmas holidays and everyone should expect that . If…

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Zorro6
May 27, 2019 5:56 am

Que One Homes Melbourne

Que One Homes Melbourne
VIC

Did you get any feedback on Queone homes?

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mattfromvic
May 26, 2019 6:58 pm
bagyo
bagyo
25 May

Independent Building Inspector Wonthaggi

Independent Building Inspector Wonthaggi
VIC

I am in need of a reputable building inspector for construction stages of a new home build. Also which stages do you recommend to engage an inspector. Typical costs?.…

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bagyo
May 25, 2019 2:02 pm
bagyo

Hi Everyone, Firstly thanks to everyone for sharing all your experiences and journeys that I have followed through this thread. It really helped us heaps. I just thought…

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Abman
May 24, 2019 12:43 am
Abman

Site Cost

Site Cost
VIC

Read my post.....

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sweetswisssteel
May 23, 2019 6:39 pm
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sweetswisssteel
May 23, 2019 5:22 pm
chakupab
chakupab
23 May

Lilium Estate - Clyde - SE Melb

Lilium Estate - Clyde - SE Melb
VIC

But we should be able to start a Messenger conversation within Facebook, can't we. I was also learning a lot from it.

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chakupab
May 23, 2019 12:09 pm
heatl0rd
heatl0rd
19 May

Looking for a Liberty in victoria

Looking for a Liberty in victoria
VIC

Hi Jon, We are just going through initial quotes for the liberty in south east Melb. Very hard to find any liberties here in Melb. Also frustrated yo hear VIC won't…

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heatl0rd
May 19, 2019 11:16 am
casey6789
casey6789
17 May

The builder has made a variation to the plans and completed

The builder has made a variation to the plans and completed
VIC

Will the building inspector be able to look what has been modified from the plans and advise me any issues may arise from making the garage higher? or do I assume…

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casey6789
May 17, 2019 8:35 am

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