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gogo65
gogo65
5 June

Sloping irregular block <300m2 in a so far vacant estate

Sloping irregular block <300m2 in a so far vacant estate
VIC

I’m just going through a few custom builders in Sydney, they are charging around $2200-$2500sqm, (20-23k per square) so more than your quotes. Depends on what level of…

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gogo65
Jun 05, 2018 9:10 pm
gogo65

Building Palace 33 with Henley in West Mel

Building Palace 33 with Henley in West Mel
VIC
1, 2

Thanks for the reply Bruce. How is the build coming along, have you had any issues with Henley and the build? or has it all been going along smoothly?

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HachiRusto
Jun 05, 2018 7:01 pm

Anyone built with Meletis Homes or Alfred Construction VIC ?

Anyone built with Meletis Homes or Alfred Construction VIC ?
VIC

Hi, I also recently (May '18 ) purchased in Avondale heights with a 5-6m slope. I am speaking to Gj Gardner and BH Prestige currently but not sure if i will go with…

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MelbourneChick85
Jun 05, 2018 1:27 pm

Building Glendale 50 peninsula SE victoria

Building Glendale 50 peninsula SE victoria
VIC
1, 2

Hi Lonez...cool...yes we have kids but 1 is in high school n the other in primary. You can PM me your plan if u wish or post it on here. Mine is posted in one of my…

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excited_builders
Jun 05, 2018 8:04 am
starsky1
starsky1
5 June

Fencing help

Fencing help
VIC

Hey guys, asking dumb question, does anyone know decent contractor for timber fencing in Clyde north, been looking online for few days, have been unlucky in finding one.…

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starsky1
Jun 05, 2018 12:27 am
Newbie76
Newbie76
2 June

Surfmist garage door - will it look white?

Surfmist garage door - will it look white?
VIC

Hi. Nope. My builder’s supplier doesn’t have that colour, so Surfmist it is!

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Newbie76
Jun 02, 2018 4:43 pm

Having a look at the Bolton by Simmonds I would recommend the following: Sacramento by Carlisle Homes Newport by GJ…

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CalicoCat
Jun 02, 2018 2:24 pm

Be careful choosing tiles. The small tile is the sample from WOS. The tile I actually got was a lot darker. It is a batch variation but I think it is too big a difference.…

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WaldorfMM
May 31, 2018 6:34 pm
WaldorfMM
WaldorfMM
31 May

Hebel overhang

Hebel overhang
VIC

well they certainly didn’t do that. I know they put some sort of cement to widen the slab and then rendered over it. Have asked my building surveyor to reinspect.

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WaldorfMM
May 31, 2018 5:18 pm

SBG Homes

SBG Homes
VIC

hi new build ,hows it all going , i have heard you can contact the victorian building association known as the vba i think they might be able to help to put pressure on them.

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not sure peter
May 30, 2018 4:57 pm
dan2090
dan2090
30 May

New house floor plan advice please.

New house floor plan advice please.
VIC
1, 2

Really like it :) I found a couple of tools, including an app that helps you see plans lifesize viewtopic.php?f=31&t=92263

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dan2090
May 30, 2018 2:20 pm

New house portarlington

New house portarlington
VIC

New 2 story house at Portarlington Vic. Water views to west and some water views to the north, sloping block. Progress to date. Our basic design, then sketches by…

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newbuild200
May 28, 2018 4:42 pm

Building defects? Owner?, The law is not your friend!

Building defects? Owner?, The law is not your friend!
VIC

The builder is only intrested in the next stage payment as soneone else posted on here, they dont care about anything and with the RBS gets all the work from them. Sad sad…

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Mauromario
May 28, 2018 6:50 am

Manor lakes stage 167

Manor lakes stage 167
VIC

Hi all Im in immediate need to find my neighbors. Please contact me if you have bought the blocks adjacent to block number 16701.we have a problem with site costs.tnx

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NadBuildinWyndham
May 27, 2018 3:01 pm
Silver75
Silver75
27 May

Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hey eskay, we are building a customised Harvard with Simonds. Similar layout etc to Electra but with a parents retreat upstairs :D Their staff have been awesome so far, from…

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Silver75
May 27, 2018 1:25 pm
Silver75

Henley Electra 2017/2018 build

Henley Electra 2017/2018 build
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Silver 75 I understand where you are coming from and agree that they are most likely understaffed. Their designs are nice (better than Metricon or others). I have…

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Sunshine18
May 27, 2018 11:43 am
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lolly72
May 26, 2018 6:30 pm
Loveguru
Loveguru
25 May

Our build experience. Photos, tips etc. 37sq double storey.

Our build experience. Photos, tips etc. 37sq double storey.
VIC

Few more tips for anyone looking to start new build: Expect your land to not get titled on time. Sometimes it can delayed by many months.…

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Loveguru
May 25, 2018 10:00 am
Loveguru
Treedance
Treedance
22 May

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Have compared with other pricing since - I don’t think the lower figure is considerably out of range. For just a patch of lawn and peripheral minimal planting I think…

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Treedance
May 22, 2018 12:01 am
jabbriel
jabbriel
20 May

Elara Homes / formerly Aaron j Homes

Elara Homes / formerly Aaron j Homes
VIC

Has anybody heard of this builder or currently building with ? Found their display in Warragul which was good and like some of their plans but uncertain as to how…

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jabbriel
May 20, 2018 11:12 pm
Tay
Tay
15 May

Busby Homes

Busby Homes
VIC

Hi Ezza78, just wonder if you decided to build with Busby and if yes, do you recommend them?what is your experience with them

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Tay
May 15, 2018 11:40 pm

Building Delta 25S and advice for colour appointement

Building Delta 25S and advice for colour appointement
VIC

Networking: There won't be enough space in broom room i would have thought depending on what sort of equipment you want to put in. The laundry…

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kirashogun
May 14, 2018 4:14 pm
ohollie
ohollie
13 May

Delux Tranquil retreat or dieskau internal walls

Delux Tranquil retreat or dieskau internal walls
VIC

I know this thread is 2 years old but I am as well trying to choose between Tranquil Retreat and Dieskau both in half strength and wondering if anyone had photos of their…

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ohollie
May 13, 2018 5:50 pm
sxwallac
sxwallac
13 May

Wine Cellar Flooding: advice please

Wine Cellar Flooding: advice please
VIC

Thanks mate. Yeah, our builder let us down here. We had no idea about this kind of thing (first house build), and trusted he knew what he was doing. Our mistake. So,…

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sxwallac
May 13, 2018 12:32 pm
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Tips
May 12, 2018 3:53 pm

Who is Building with Sienna homes in Melbourne

Who is Building with Sienna homes in Melbourne
VIC

Hi all, Did anyone end up signing up with Sienna Homes? And if so how's the experience been so far? Cheers

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SuperSabre76
May 11, 2018 9:35 am

Building in Mount View Estate, The Basin Vic

Building in Mount View Estate, The Basin Vic
VIC

This is a long shot, but just a call out to anyone building in the Mount View Estate in The Basin.... although it is a small estate, I thought it would be good to share…

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shokel1975
May 10, 2018 4:54 pm
shokel1975
Bronte19
Bronte19
10 May

Anyone else building in Belmond on Clyde?

Anyone else building in Belmond on Clyde?
VIC

Hi all, We are building in Belmond estate stage 18. Anyone else in Stage 18?

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Bronte19
May 10, 2018 2:02 pm
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arcadelt
May 10, 2018 6:50 am
suzyr
suzyr
8 May

Building with Metricon in Ballarat Experiances

Building with Metricon in Ballarat Experiances
VIC

We looked at Metricon but decided to go with GJ Gardner in the end. Loved their solid wood flooring, and designs. Metricon had too many fancy frills, etc which did…

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suzyr
May 08, 2018 4:17 pm
suzyr
suzyr
8 May

Builders in Ballarat

Builders in Ballarat
VIC

Hi, we built with GJ Gardner about 5 years ago. Love our house and they only took the six months. Had never built before so overall everything went well....We looked at…

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suzyr
May 08, 2018 4:14 pm
Freda
Freda
8 May

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley
VIC
1, 2

Hi Joles, So glad to see your thread, ive just bought a block of land at hidden valley. Weve just realised that its almost impossible to build from ordinary builders. Any…

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Freda
May 08, 2018 12:07 pm
Joker
Joker
6 May

Any changes possible after tender?

Any changes possible after tender?
VIC

Peast thanks fo rthe reply. I joind the FB group

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Joker
May 06, 2018 2:34 pm
Aarya
Aarya
5 May

JG king - Odyssey 2

JG king - Odyssey 2
VIC
1, 2

Hi Cinda, Your house looks beautiful.congrats for your achievements. We are also building with Jg kings and selected odyssey 2 with bliss facade. Just wondering how long…

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Aarya
May 05, 2018 12:40 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
4 May

KDR: Metricon Signature Split Level Sloping Block

KDR: Metricon Signature Split Level Sloping Block
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hey Chris, place in Coburg called Magic Furniture. Looks like a divebon the outside but they have some seriously nice things, everything Aussie made so custom if you want.

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PVBuild
May 04, 2018 8:46 am

Henley Homes

Henley Homes
VIC
1 ... 126, 127, 128

We chose the deluxe pet package with 8 zones ($1500) for our double storey and I feel it’s enough to cover the house. The tech who installs the alarm will select the…

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firsttime_homies1401
May 03, 2018 11:32 pm
firsttime_homies1401

H2 Slab without Piers

H2 Slab without Piers
VIC

Good point brought up by Leonardo_23 about the trees You should be able to find out about your land before it was subdivided (if it had trees) with historical Google Earth search.

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building-expert
May 02, 2018 7:54 am
building-expert

Here we go again...

Here we go again...
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Yes it is. I was a little anxious about choosing surfmist (white wasn’t an option with our builder), as surfmist isn’t a white white, but you can hardly notice.

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PolkaDots
May 01, 2018 7:32 pm
Hurrow
Hurrow
1 May

Fencing issue in Victoria

Fencing issue in Victoria
VIC

Hi Mrs_W, Thanks very much for your insights! The neighbor has sold the land to the developer that we purchased from originally. I spoke to the developer on the phone…

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Hurrow
May 01, 2018 6:53 am
Steffiie
Steffiie
30 April

Building Porter Davis Vancouver 33

Building Porter Davis Vancouver 33
VIC

Hi Sammy! We have paid our $2000 deposit and are building the Vancouver 33 with most of the options you have listed! Here's ours below: - Rhode…

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Steffiie
Apr 30, 2018 12:23 pm
icat2000
icat2000
29 April

Langdon builders ballarat

Langdon builders ballarat
VIC

Great. They been good. Catherine was our build consultant and she is great. And so far the build is going well. Are you building in Ballarat?

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icat2000
Apr 29, 2018 5:27 pm
icat2000
Eskay
Eskay
28 April

Custom changes - Henley Homes

Custom changes - Henley Homes
VIC

Yes, it looks like Henley is pushing back on changes for all house types. From checking with the other members in the Henley FB group it's happening to everyone.

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Eskay
Apr 28, 2018 11:01 pm
Eskay
jamesn
jamesn
28 April

New family home - Metricon Vantage - freeback please!!

New family home - Metricon Vantage - freeback please!!
VIC
1, 2

Thanks r_13 Great to learn, if you found any tips to proceed to build please message me as I am still learning

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jamesn
Apr 28, 2018 7:57 pm

Finally the building will kickoff soon.... starting tomorrow ! The builder spent about 7 month on documents...yeah you heard right. The land was ready on 1st Sept 2017…

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checcc1
Apr 26, 2018 8:09 pm
Speckie04
Speckie04
26 April

8Homes vs Burbank?

8Homes vs Burbank?
VIC

Hi all, I'm building a double storey home in Victoria, trying to decide between 8homes and Burbank... I prefer 8 homes because of the structure (modified 1 bedroom ground…

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Speckie04
Apr 26, 2018 3:37 pm
Bri1234
Bri1234
25 April

gas line connected to wrong spot

gas line connected to wrong spot
VIC

Morning. Just wondering what happened with your gas meter? Did it get moved? Ours was installed yesterday and is about a meter away from our gas point.

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Bri1234
Apr 25, 2018 9:42 am
Bri1234

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