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PEREZ
PEREZ
12 July

Simon Homes

Simon Homes
VIC

Had the worst experience with this mob. My advice to people is stay away. Their finishes and quality are cheap, they dont return to fix defects and qualifications of their…

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PEREZ
Jul 12, 2018 4:33 pm
PEREZ
PEREZ
12 July

Simon Homes

Simon Homes
VIC

Had the worst experience with this mob. My advice to people is stay away. Their finishes and quality are cheap, they dont return to fix defects and qualifications of their…

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PEREZ
Jul 12, 2018 4:32 pm

Gap between door frames and brickwork above

Gap between door frames and brickwork above
VIC

Thanks. We were a bit worried about the gap too, but now you can't even tell.

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bestspecials
Jul 12, 2018 10:47 am
bestspecials

Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

It should have been connected already so it’s not looking on time so far.....

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smithfamily
Jul 12, 2018 8:42 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
10 July

Alternative to charged system moving rainwater to street??

Alternative to charged system moving rainwater to street??
VIC
1, 2

Oops! I forgot to mention that you need leaf diverters fitted to the downpipes if you install a reduced size sediment trap to prevent lerger objects like dead birds etc…

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SaveH2O
Jul 10, 2018 9:10 pm
SaveH2O
Ctuohey
Ctuohey
10 July

Vancouver -Porter Davis

Vancouver -Porter Davis
VIC
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Hi there I’m looking at the Vancouver 29 and would be interested in knowing how your build went? Thanks

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Ctuohey
Jul 10, 2018 2:30 pm
icat2000
icat2000
9 July

Porter Davis

Porter Davis
VIC

Good on you for taking the hit and moving on. Sometimes you have to cut your losses to get a better outcome in the long run.

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icat2000
Jul 09, 2018 5:32 pm
icat2000
LTT
LTT
9 July

Emporio 43 with henley

Emporio 43 with henley
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi HoneyDee, I’m building in a new estate but my sister is knock down and rebuild. The upgrades we chose were mostly driven by our personality - a little lazy to do…

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LTT
Jul 09, 2018 3:36 pm
lokster
lokster
9 July

MakroBuilt

MakroBuilt
VIC

Bump, anyone else deal with these guys.

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lokster
Jul 09, 2018 9:34 am
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
7 July

Porter Davis Bristol

Porter Davis Bristol
VIC

Hi Megs85 nice to see your build. we are looking for similar house for one of my friends. How is the…

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Ozshaz
Jul 07, 2018 11:14 am
Bronte19
Bronte19
4 July

Fairhaven Clovelly 225 at Lara Views

Fairhaven Clovelly 225 at Lara Views
VIC
1, 2

Hope you have moved into your new home. How was the handover process?

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Bronte19
Jul 05, 2018 12:42 am
Frenchie8
Frenchie8
3 July

Salamanca 34 in Melbourne with Metricon

Salamanca 34 in Melbourne with Metricon
VIC

We're building the Salamanca 29!! :) We've closed off the stairs opening in the front room to make a theatre room :)

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Frenchie8
Jul 03, 2018 10:54 am
zooch84
zooch84
3 July

Metricon Double Storey Build

Metricon Double Storey Build
VIC

In general, its 26-30 weeks for a double story (i.e. 6-7 months) obviously as blackcat mentioned it depends on the size and finishings etc But here I am building a single…

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zooch84
Jul 03, 2018 10:06 am

Premier Builders Group

Premier Builders Group
VIC

Hi we are currently looking at doing a knock down rebuild. Can anyone give me some recent feedback on their build with Premier Grouo Builders.

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BarbaraSteve
Jul 03, 2018 4:17 am
Softon2
Softon2
1 July

Beachwood Constructions (Sorrento 27 build) Longwarry

Beachwood Constructions (Sorrento 27 build) Longwarry
VIC
1, 2

Thanks for posting...I am considering beachwood as well in the future,don't have title yet and your pics and information have been very helpful!

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Softon2
Jul 01, 2018 2:12 am

Carlisle Easy Living Peninsula 33

Carlisle Easy Living Peninsula 33
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

HI Jojo I am currently looking between Rutherford32 or Peninsula 33. As there are no display homes not able to decide and how peninsula would arrive once constructed. Do…

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malikireddy
Jun 28, 2018 8:06 pm

Finding a floor plan/builder with vaulted ceilings

Finding a floor plan/builder with vaulted ceilings
VIC

@Donsk1 Welcome to the forum I suggest you search Google Images for as there are many variations Then post back to get information on The engineering/Construction and…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 28, 2018 11:19 am
StructuralBIMGuy

The butlers pantry is quite big and you would be able to fit abit her cooktop and rangehood but you wouldn’t have much space either side though.

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firsttime_homies1401
Jun 28, 2018 10:15 am
firsttime_homies1401

Metronest builder review

Metronest builder review
VIC

Thanks for your opinion... will check. I have to share, When we met them at first time they used Delahey office to deal with thier customers, later on they changed to…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 27, 2018 8:49 am
StructuralBIMGuy
yoyohv
yoyohv
26 June

Boutique Homes - St Tropez 31 - 8 Month Update!

Boutique Homes - St Tropez 31 - 8 Month Update!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Thanks mate... I will just use that info for confirming I don't need a building permit and maybe use another pedestal system or timber.

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yoyohv
Jun 26, 2018 9:12 pm
sneeloy
sneeloy
26 June

Moving a crossover in Melbourne's west

Moving a crossover in Melbourne's west
VIC

Hi, I've deposited for land which will get titled next year June 2018. Due to a rear crossover in corner plot Simonds, Carlislehomes and Metricon confirmed they don't…

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sneeloy
Jun 26, 2018 7:04 pm
icat2000
icat2000
26 June

Have You Built With McMaster Designer Homes-Ballarat

Have You Built With McMaster Designer Homes-Ballarat
VIC

I'm from Ballarat area. We using another local Ballarat builder Classic Co Homes. But some people in our estate are using them. They have a good reputation from what I have heard.

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icat2000
Jun 26, 2018 1:59 pm
icat2000
Capri33
Capri33
25 June

sbg homes

sbg homes
VIC
1, 2

Hi there, Just wondering how your home construction is progressing? Is there any feedback?

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Capri33
Jun 25, 2018 4:43 pm
dimitri
dimitri
25 June

Henley Reserve Aegean 45 KDR

Henley Reserve Aegean 45 KDR
VIC

Hi Scott So sorry for the delay in replying. I actually walked away from Henley at my contract appointment, so I'm not building with Henley anymore. I'm now building the…

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dimitri
Jun 25, 2018 3:10 pm
kirashogun
kirashogun
23 June

My build in Bloomdale- Handover not accepted ☹️

My build in Bloomdale- Handover not accepted ☹️
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

I don’t want to excuse the poor job your building is doing and you should chase this to the bitter end. But just to answer your question regarding house quality. 1.…

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kirashogun
Jun 23, 2018 10:28 am
inexp_user
inexp_user
22 June

Left over bricks

Left over bricks
VIC

We have kept a few pallets of our bricks. The SS said we've paid for them, we can keep them or they will dispose of them. We are keeping to use in the landscaping…

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inexp_user
Jun 22, 2018 9:00 pm
inexp_user
Mrs_W
Mrs_W
21 June

KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370
VIC
1, 2

Sooo close to being ready. Looks great. I found it really hard seeing your house looking finished when it’s still a month away. I noticed they’ve installed your range…

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Mrs_W
Jun 22, 2018 12:22 am
Eric_Melb
Eric_Melb
21 June

Anybody with experience or knowledge of Mega Homes?

Anybody with experience or knowledge of Mega Homes?
VIC

Oof, that's a pretty damning review. Unfortunately, for them, this is the pattern we've seen with any reports. They've countered that their buy-out has fixed their…

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Eric_Melb
Jun 21, 2018 7:38 pm
bini
bini
21 June

Building Simonds Prague with Modifications

Building Simonds Prague with Modifications
VIC
1 ... 22, 23, 24

HI Tracey, Thank you for your quick response. Were there any contact details given to you for this company on Handover?? This maintainanence supervisor is claiming they…

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bini
Jun 21, 2018 12:29 pm
lolly72
lolly72
21 June

Custom build with Orion homes on Harpley Estate VIC

Custom build with Orion homes on Harpley Estate VIC
VIC
1, 2

I totally agree. They are so bad. Our build took 12 months and 2 weeks. if we didn't have our independent inspector the house would be falling down.They used the wrong…

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lolly72
Jun 21, 2018 10:54 am

Path and driveway questions - new build

Path and driveway questions - new build
VIC

Hi, it will be a few months before my new build gets to the point of having the driveway and paths done, but I have some questions about this process if I may. Firstly,…

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Mr. Sausage
Jun 21, 2018 1:07 am
Amantullah
Amantullah
19 June

Site cost for Tarneit

Site cost for Tarneit
VIC

Thanks to everyone for your response

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Amantullah
Jun 19, 2018 11:46 pm
crofty
crofty
18 June

PORTER DAVIS. Share your experience Good or Bad!

PORTER DAVIS. Share your experience Good or Bad!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

terrible quick to take your money.. ' aftercare' IS A LOAD OF RUBBISH. any complaints is oh everything is in guidelines!! front door is bowed the bow must be 6mm out to…

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crofty
Jun 18, 2018 9:29 pm
Emmz70
Emmz70
17 June

Building Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Geelong

Building Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Geelong
VIC
1 ... 136, 137, 138

Doesn't time fly! I can't believe it's already been a year. I'm starting a job next month so hopefully will be able to start ticking off some boxes of the last few…

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Emmz70
Jun 17, 2018 11:41 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
17 June

Waffle slab know what your getting.

Waffle slab know what your getting.
VIC

Geo1 is a forum member who is also a very good geotechnical engineer with a social concience. Go to his profile page to access all of his posts…

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SaveH2O
Jun 17, 2018 10:23 am
SaveH2O

Bacchus Marsh Underbank 2mts fall

Bacchus Marsh Underbank 2mts fall
VIC

Keeping an eye on this post - any info would be helpful. In the couple of discussions I have had with builders, have been given an estimate of $20-25k by one, and $18-20k…

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hasansheikh
Jun 17, 2018 2:14 am
patel1783
patel1783
15 June

Woodlea Stage 19 Henley site cost

Woodlea Stage 19 Henley site cost
VIC

We are build single storey home... custom dedign, build with Ridgewater homes.

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patel1783
Jun 15, 2018 6:54 pm
dan&tash
dan&tash
14 June

Hartleigh Estate Clyde Residents

Hartleigh Estate Clyde Residents
VIC

Hi there we also in stage 12b do you know anything if we in a bushfire zone or not

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dan&tash
Jun 14, 2018 6:39 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
14 June

Cascade Q1 - Henley Homes with Mods

Cascade Q1 - Henley Homes with Mods
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Love love love those curtains. I wanted to do that in my master bedroom...but cats ;)

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aloenyx
Jun 14, 2018 9:18 am
aloenyx

Independent Building Inspector

Independent Building Inspector
VIC
1, 2, 3

Yes it is informative forum and I have over 2500 posts in support of it however informative also means exposing those who talk nonsense or pretend to be experts in areas…

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building-expert
Jun 14, 2018 7:26 am
building-expert
jaybang23
jaybang23
12 June

Clyde/Clyde North vs Officer

Clyde/Clyde North vs Officer
VIC
1, 2

Hey guys First Time poster... very informative forum been great listening to all the advice ideas and different aspects. I guess this one's more for you estate... I do…

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jaybang23
Jun 12, 2018 11:04 pm

Here's an 8 year old reno where the external Cladding is coming apart?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 12, 2018 10:37 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
tanmax
tanmax
12 June

Palace 41 Dream Home

Palace 41 Dream Home
VIC

I know its for Elderly Parents / they wont be able to up and down stairs otherwise really wanted the Home Theater I am also Going for the Alternate Alfresco option (…

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tanmax
Jun 12, 2018 11:42 am
yousif
yousif
11 June

RATHDOWNE - Wollert, Victoria

RATHDOWNE - Wollert, Victoria
VIC

Hi everyone, do you have any information regarding Stonefields Estate on Craigieburn RD East (next to arramont) is the developer reliable, has anyone purchased from them,…

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yousif
Jun 11, 2018 6:32 pm
PeteK
PeteK
9 June

Our Metricon Duxton 39- Coastal Facade

Our Metricon Duxton 39- Coastal Facade
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

My apologies for not seeing this! Let me know if you'd still like some pics.

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PeteK
Jun 09, 2018 8:44 am
steph73
steph73
7 June

Polished concrete floors with Arden Homes

Polished concrete floors with Arden Homes
VIC

Yeah, there's that too - being disappointed. Although I wasn't going for the pretty, precise coloured concrete and aggregate seeding look. I actually love the warehouse…

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steph73
Jun 07, 2018 6:26 pm
moventura
moventura
6 June

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?
VIC
1 ... 247, 248, 249

Took some patience and some arguing, but most of our issues were sorted. Took about a month to get there. House is almost finished with completion being end of the…

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moventura
Jun 06, 2018 9:58 pm
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 10:10 pm
gogo65

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Enjoy a 20% discount off the Panacom 620FK B&W Video Intercom Flush Camera. (End Of Line Product) Offer valid while stocks last.

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