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Some house photos, seeing as I've been lazy over the last few months :D

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elieassi1992
Sep 09, 2018 8:57 pm
elieassi1992
sweetswisssteel
sweetswisssteel
6 September

Level 1 Compaction Report - Melbourne SE - Burbank

Level 1 Compaction Report - Melbourne SE - Burbank
VIC

Get minimum 2 independent soil testers to do 2 separate soil tests, min 3 boreholes and depth to below natural soil (ie under the fill). Then take the worst soil test ie…

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sweetswisssteel
Sep 06, 2018 10:34 pm
sharroncl
sharroncl
6 September

Building using overseas kit home (steel frame)

Building using overseas kit home (steel frame)
VIC

Yes I figured finding installers would be difficult but they can manufactured to Australian standards I think.

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sharroncl
Sep 06, 2018 4:45 pm
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
5 September

Boutique Homes

Boutique Homes
VIC
1 ... 169, 170, 171

I have got couple of quotes for the concrete work which includes driveway and path around house. I have been quoted around $135 Sq mtr for Exposed aggregate with SL62 and…

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Ozshaz
Sep 05, 2018 8:57 am
bashworth
bashworth
1 September

Electrical Tips ahead of appointment

Electrical Tips ahead of appointment
VIC

There are some articles about electrical planning at this link:

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bashworth
Sep 01, 2018 8:48 pm
bashworth
kathysangel
kathysangel
1 September

Has anybody had to rebrick their new house? Advice?

Has anybody had to rebrick their new house? Advice?
VIC

True I'm in the process of having mine washed then all faulty brick replaced they accepted fault some bricklayers wont work with painted bricks because they chip very…

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kathysangel
Sep 01, 2018 1:36 am
Zander40
Zander40
31 August

Granny flat - Melbourne

Granny flat - Melbourne
VIC

Hi all, I'm looking to build a granny flat for my parents but the block is on a slope (approx 10-15%). Does anyone have any experience with building these? costs?…

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Zander40
Aug 31, 2018 12:21 pm
Wild
Wild
30 August

Mimosa homes

Mimosa homes
VIC
1, 2

What a nightmare guys, I walked away at very initial stages even prior to deposit because sales people had no idea what they were selling.

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Wild
Aug 30, 2018 9:32 am
Mamz
Mamz
28 August

Our treechange custom build in East Gippsland

Our treechange custom build in East Gippsland
VIC

Hi! Thought I better start a thread after lurking for a loooooong time while we toyed with the idea of a treechange. We took a drive out to Drouin/Warragul area late…

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Mamz
Aug 28, 2018 10:47 pm
Mamz
HoneyDee
HoneyDee
27 August

KDR Henley Reserve (MainVue)- Aegean 38

KDR Henley Reserve (MainVue)- Aegean 38
VIC
1 ... 27, 28, 29

Glad to see you back here. Stronger than before I guess due to your experience. Yes we are thinking of the security seriously. We have finished our tender appointment.…

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HoneyDee
Aug 27, 2018 9:53 pm
HoneyDee
Bridgetwitch
Bridgetwitch
24 August

Our First Home - Ballarat - Handover Friday

Our First Home - Ballarat - Handover Friday
VIC
1 ... 22, 23, 24

hi everyone, we are looking at starting to build over the next few months, we were abit overwhelmed by the whole idea. A friend of mine suggested this book "building your…

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Bridgetwitch
Aug 24, 2018 5:36 pm
Bridgetwitch
patel1783
patel1783
24 August

H2 Slab without Piers

H2 Slab without Piers
VIC

I'm in same situation... almost same Slab H2..

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patel1783
Aug 24, 2018 2:15 pm
patel1783
patel1783
24 August

Building Metricon Fortitude32 - Bannockburn: FLOORING

Building Metricon Fortitude32 - Bannockburn: FLOORING
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Wow... looks everything covered... Thanks to sharing info...

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patel1783
Aug 24, 2018 9:52 am
Dennis51
Dennis51
23 August

Dennis Family Homes - Devonport 363. Build has started...

Dennis Family Homes - Devonport 363. Build has started...
VIC
1, 2, 3

Thank you. Building in Mansfield on 1/2 acre block. Will checkout Facebook pages.

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Dennis51
Aug 23, 2018 5:20 pm
skye15
skye15
22 August

Lakeland Pakenham Stage 15

Lakeland Pakenham Stage 15
VIC

Just wondering if anyone here bought a land in Lakeland Pakenham Stage 15?

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skye15
Aug 22, 2018 10:39 pm
Lachstar
Lachstar
22 August

KDR in Melbourne VIC

KDR in Melbourne VIC
VIC

Yes well done! The top is the colorbond Matt range, I have been a fan of that style for a long time. The bottom will be a black brick in a Daiper pattern.

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Lachstar
Aug 22, 2018 2:40 pm
Milz
Milz
21 August

Nostra Homes

Nostra Homes
VIC

Hi, has anyone built with Nostra homes and can give me some feedback? Are they a big well known company? My only concern atm considering building with them over Dennis…

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Milz
Aug 21, 2018 12:06 pm
Sahara40
Sahara40
20 August

Easycraft wall panels

Easycraft wall panels
VIC

Hi everyone, We are building Sahara 40 with Henley. We love the look of the wall lining panels, and want to have in one of the bedrooms, however, Henley don't offer them.…

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Sahara40
Aug 20, 2018 2:09 pm
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
19 August

Singhs homes

Singhs homes
VIC

Hi Dhruv, Where are you building the house ? Also What type of house you got quote on and how much was the price difference ? Cheers !

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Ozshaz
Aug 19, 2018 6:03 pm
chatzyy
chatzyy
17 August

Vaucluse 41 (12.5sq) Carlisle

Vaucluse 41 (12.5sq) Carlisle
VIC

Hi, we have just started building Vaucluse 41 with Carlisle. Does anyone know how long it takes to finish the base stage? Thanks

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chatzyy
Aug 17, 2018 12:17 pm
thepeachyave
thepeachyave
13 August

Custom Home Build in Woodlea Estate

Custom Home Build in Woodlea Estate
VIC

Hi everyone I've just started my blog about my new custom home build in Woodlea. If you have any questions feel free to leave me a comment and I'd be happy to help :)

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thepeachyave
Aug 14, 2018 12:01 am
brokenstick
brokenstick
13 August

First steps?

First steps?
VIC

I found it varies from builder to builder, and I guess depends on the sales person you get. Some will give a lot of information and pricing of options before you pay…

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brokenstick
Aug 13, 2018 11:23 am
brokenstick

Pipework through brick veneer cavity - breach of code

Pipework through brick veneer cavity - breach of code
VIC

Hi jazzaddict Thanks for the photos , it does look like they taped up the penetrations in the Weather Barrier Also I noticed the barrier on your other posts it looks…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 12, 2018 12:29 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
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kks
Aug 11, 2018 11:49 pm
kks
kks
11 August

Modern / luxury home builder suggestions

Modern / luxury home builder suggestions
VIC

With building approvals sliding away it's essential to try and get some idea of your chosen builder's financial stability. Blooming hard to do but they are quick enough to…

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kks
Aug 11, 2018 8:00 pm
Mike003
Mike003
11 August

Building Agar 26 with Metricon, Melb SE suburb

Building Agar 26 with Metricon, Melb SE suburb
VIC
1, 2

Hi we Do like the house design , does 14x28 square metre block ideal for this house ? Thanks Mike

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Mike003
Aug 11, 2018 7:16 pm
Kak85
Kak85
11 August

Granvue Builders

Granvue Builders
VIC

Thanks Travis. We actually decided to go with another builder after all. They wouldn't build on a conventional raft slab. Only waffle pod and I was not comfortable with that.

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Kak85
Aug 11, 2018 12:16 pm
Kak85
tpham001
tpham001
9 August

Help finding a project manager

Help finding a project manager
VIC

Hi, I am considering Owner Building my dream home in Essendon and am looking at getting a project manager to help with the build. I've searched this site for information…

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tpham001
Aug 09, 2018 1:38 pm
WaldorfMM
WaldorfMM
8 August

Porter Davis Waldorf

Porter Davis Waldorf
VIC

I joined the Facebook forum and haven’t been updating here. Have posted photos. Hope your build is going well

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WaldorfMM
Aug 08, 2018 1:12 pm
Doulton777
Doulton777
5 August

Anyone building the Claremont?

Anyone building the Claremont?
VIC

Anyone building the Claremont? My daughter is building one soon. Would mind seeing someone else’s build? viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Aug 06, 2018 12:19 am
Doulton777
TheoMon
TheoMon
5 August

Greenvale Central stage 1

Greenvale Central stage 1
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

They are doing such a fantastic job with the construction, they are really flying through. Great progress so far, well done to developers and workers, exciting times ahead :)

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TheoMon
Aug 05, 2018 3:37 pm
Bhandaal
Bhandaal
3 August

Henley Emperor 48 - craigieburn Mt. Aitkin

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

Hello sukh, 22g please send me ur no I want to call you, I m also building with same builder as yours.

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Bhandaal
Aug 03, 2018 3:42 pm
Small Minds
Small Minds
2 August

Building a New Home. What You Must Know.

Building a New Home. What You Must Know.
VIC

Dear All, For the knowledge of all I have put together the following information to assist you all in placing weight or reliance on the builders employees…

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Small Minds
Aug 02, 2018 5:43 pm

Some photos now... From this To this... Landscaping nearly done Front door (including never ending leaves....) Master Ensuite Upstairs…

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223552
Aug 02, 2018 3:21 pm
icat2000
icat2000
1 August

Which builder you would reccomend in West Melbourne

Which builder you would reccomend in West Melbourne
VIC

Yes I travel by train. Takes just over an hour on the train. Vline service. Those land prices are ridiculous.

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icat2000
Aug 01, 2018 12:10 pm
icat2000

Compaction report and certificate

Compaction report and certificate
VIC

Hi you want your developer to give you a level 1 compaction certificate, usually available nearing registration. Put in your contract a clause that you have the option to…

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sweetswisssteel
Aug 01, 2018 8:12 am
Rosiebf
Rosiebf
30 July

Anyone built a Chelsea 33 with Metricon?

Anyone built a Chelsea 33 with Metricon?
VIC

Would love feedback on room sizes for the Chelsea 33. We wanted the 37 but it doesn’t fit on our battleaxe block because of council restrictions on the driveway turning…

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Rosiebf
Jul 30, 2018 9:43 pm
reps
reps
30 July

Anyone building in Rivendell Heights Mernda?

Anyone building in Rivendell Heights Mernda?
VIC

Hi all, I'm just looking for other soon-to-be homeowners of this estate Rivendell Heights. Just want to share progress of the estate etc. Just a background of our…

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reps
Jul 30, 2018 1:32 pm
RichiRish
RichiRish
29 July

Dunedin 29 by porter davis

Dunedin 29 by porter davis
VIC

Hi, Have you build the Dunedin house yet? If so what is your internal height of raked ceiling is? Regards

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RichiRish
Jul 29, 2018 10:57 pm

Hi After a rough idea of what my house roof with bricks would look like because our lovely perdandic developers declined our original brick colour What they will allow is…

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Patrick
Jul 27, 2018 11:04 am
Patrick
meowys
meowys
26 July

Hullo!! Fixer upper on a small block in Brunswick VIC :)

Hullo!! Fixer upper on a small block in Brunswick VIC :)
VIC

Hi Wentoby, Congrats on the new home! How has the process being going so far? Regards

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meowys
Jul 26, 2018 11:00 pm
Wild
Wild
25 July

Building with Dennis Family Homes (Melb)

Building with Dennis Family Homes (Melb)
VIC
1, 2

Hi Sweetnsassy7, Read your thread, lots of efforts and knowledge here, we've signed up for Hartley 28 floor plan with Inspiration - essence along with superior pack,…

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Wild
Jul 25, 2018 11:58 pm
sumithra
sumithra
24 July

Building with MainVue at Woodlea - Amalfi 632

Building with MainVue at Woodlea - Amalfi 632
VIC
1, 2

Hi there! Excited to bump into your blog as we are also awaiting titling of our land in Woodlea in Oct this year and we are currently in the process of finalising our…

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sumithra
Jul 24, 2018 6:17 pm

Well the last week has seen our site start. Very excited to finally have some movement at the block. Tuesday 17th - Site Cut and all the other bits Friday 20th - Piers…

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CiNnY
Jul 24, 2018 4:16 pm
reaver
reaver
23 July

Hebel construction feedback

Hebel construction feedback
VIC

Resurrecting this old thread. Those that built with Hebel 5+ years ago, how are your Hebel walls holding up?

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reaver
Jul 23, 2018 7:02 pm
reaver
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
22 July

Montpellier45_Journey

Montpellier45_Journey
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

I have been following your thread and looks pretty good. Congrats for the site start. How is everything going now ?

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Ozshaz
Jul 22, 2018 10:58 pm

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