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fademan
fademan
10 December 2018

Bristol (44sq) - Porter Davis Melbourne - New Build

Bristol (44sq) - Porter Davis Melbourne - New Build
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Congratulations on finally finishing your build. Did you buy that champagne or was that from Porter Davis? All we got were keys and a handshake on Friday ;-) Those light…

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fademan
Dec 10, 2018 4:25 pm
bestspecials
bestspecials
10 December 2018

Garage on the boundary

Garage on the boundary
VIC

Our neighbours house is build to boundary and they started building the day we moved in (4 months ago). We left that side of the house where their garage is untouched…

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bestspecials
Dec 10, 2018 2:32 pm
bestspecials
Novice 000
Novice 000
10 December 2018

Calculation of liquidated damages

Calculation of liquidated damages
VIC

Unfortunately, the builder just ignore us regarding our objection of the calculation. They did not provide any notice of extension or bad weather etc in writing. Guess we…

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Novice 000
Dec 10, 2018 1:46 pm

::surprise:: Oh no! I'm so sorry. That's a shock, she wasn't very old was she? Mali is wonderful and couldn't be more loved! Amity particularly is ridiculously in love, she…

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bank
Dec 10, 2018 1:34 pm
bank
building-expert
building-expert
9 December 2018

Arden Homes Inspectors

Arden Homes Inspectors
VIC
1, 2

As a builder who has lived through change from council building inspectors to privatised building surveying and inspections I can tell you of a catastrophic fall in…

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building-expert
Dec 09, 2018 9:13 am
building-expert
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
9 December 2018

Builder refusing to give OP

Builder refusing to give OP
VIC

anu123, Who employed the building surveyor, you or the builder?

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SaveH2O
Dec 09, 2018 8:48 am
SaveH2O

This is the only photo I could find that shows the colours properly. Gutters and front flashing is monument and the fascia is basalt. I wanted the flashing and gutters…

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MrsJM
Dec 07, 2018 7:59 pm
MrsJM

The top story is going to be rendered foam

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brokenstick
Dec 07, 2018 4:50 pm
brokenstick
steph73
steph73
7 December 2018

Henley Aluminium Cornerless Bifolds

Henley Aluminium Cornerless Bifolds
VIC

Hi All Does anyone out there know the cost of Henley's Aluminium Cornerless Bifolds? TIA

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steph73
Dec 07, 2018 1:42 pm
ThrowAway1
ThrowAway1
5 December 2018

Building with Eight Homes !

Building with Eight Homes !
VIC

I am not sure whether to hijack this or create my own, but I am currently building with them, my experience hasn't been overall great. Not terrible but they could do a lot…

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ThrowAway1
Dec 05, 2018 9:08 pm
Maabhi
Maabhi
4 December 2018

Cancelling with Burbank after leaving initial deposit

Cancelling with Burbank after leaving initial deposit
VIC

We signed the contract and paid around 15k to Burbank. We can't go ahead because our construction loan didn't get approved. What do we do now? - can I cancel the contract…

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Maabhi
Dec 04, 2018 11:30 pm
bLeb
bLeb
3 December 2018

Allura Estate

Allura Estate
VIC
1 ... 114, 115, 116

Hey guys, do you have any information on the block of land at the corner of Bolivar and Sedgefield? It has been fenced for a while now. What will it be? Who is developing…

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bLeb
Dec 03, 2018 2:54 pm
blackcat20
blackcat20
3 December 2018

Building Inspectors. Suggestions please. Melb South-East

Building Inspectors. Suggestions please. Melb South-East
VIC

Houspect. Did a great job, and even our SS was very impressed with them.

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blackcat20
Dec 03, 2018 9:10 am
blackcat20
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Waldorf_Grange_Build
2 December 2018

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 859, 860, 861

I went to one of their up to 70% off warehouse sales and the prices were still out of my price range. Although having said that I have since purchased two pendant lights…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Dec 02, 2018 9:51 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build

When we first started the build process, the standard design had the laundry where our WIP is now located and WIP P'DR room is, and lastly the P'DR was quite large taking…

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Montybyrne
Dec 02, 2018 1:26 pm
Mel.G
Mel.G
2 December 2018

Tender

Tender
VIC

Be careful with the sales pitch. Review it overnight and sign it the following day Make sure to review everything. Goodluck!

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Mel.G
Dec 02, 2018 8:37 am
Cin
Cin
1 December 2018

Salamanca 34 in Melbourne with Metricon

Salamanca 34 in Melbourne with Metricon
VIC

Hi there, I am considering building this on my own block .... how is your build going? Do you mind me asking what the cost is? Any other suggestions would be great :) Cin

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Cin
Dec 01, 2018 1:23 pm
r_13
r_13
30 November 2018

KDR Vantage Mode facade modified

KDR Vantage Mode facade modified
VIC

I've been told by M yesterday that they are taking out the rebated stacker doors from my estimate, and that they're not offering it any more due to issues with water…

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r_13
Nov 30, 2018 2:26 pm
r_13
mywollert
mywollert
29 November 2018

Mystique Wollert

Mystique Wollert
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi IronBark, join our Facebook Group :) To be honest, I am also have the same thinking as yours and will email Alok for a…

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mywollert
Nov 29, 2018 11:04 pm
bashworth
bashworth
29 November 2018

Leaky service trench

Leaky service trench
VIC

Basically you have got it correct in that you dig a slot across the service trench line and then fill it with concrete. the slot only needs to be a spade width.

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bashworth
Nov 29, 2018 6:06 pm
bashworth
DustyBlue
DustyBlue
28 November 2018

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley
VIC
1, 2

We are looking a purchasing land within the area. Does hidden valley still have the strict guidelines? Does a shed still have to be built out of the same materials as the house?

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DustyBlue
Nov 28, 2018 8:35 am
pEast
pEast
27 November 2018

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
1 ... 25, 26, 27

No worries - I thought I better give feedback with some photos to prove

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pEast
Nov 27, 2018 2:27 pm
Jo2018
Jo2018
27 November 2018

Anyone building at Mt Holden, Sunbury VIC?

Anyone building at Mt Holden, Sunbury VIC?
VIC

Hi, I've purchased land STAGE 6 Mt Holden, any one else had problems with getting the correct engineering report? Title has now been pushed back from December till…

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Jo2018
Nov 27, 2018 7:27 am
shibua
shibua
23 November 2018

Henley Yorke 21

Henley Yorke 21
VIC

Hi Reneesh. Did you go ahead with Yorke 21. Planning to build this.

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shibua
Nov 23, 2018 1:16 pm
Vinup
Vinup
22 November 2018

Brand new home or old one

Brand new home or old one
VIC

Thanks so much for sharing your experience. It's helping a lot in our decision making. Really appreciate it.

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Vinup
Nov 22, 2018 4:01 pm
Kollosche
Kollosche
21 November 2018

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Yeh we are, Arden have been quite good to us. Our supervisor has been great too which has made the process much better than it could have been. Of course it hasnt all…

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Kollosche
Nov 21, 2018 7:41 pm
Savvy1234
Savvy1234
21 November 2018

Dennis Family Homes - Harvard 27

Dennis Family Homes - Harvard 27
VIC

Hello is anyone building the Dennis homes Harvard 27 and has upgraded the pantry

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Savvy1234
Nov 21, 2018 7:27 am
guru1612
guru1612
20 November 2018

Mimosa Independent Building Inspections

Mimosa Independent Building Inspections
VIC

I am building at Jubilee in WV and I am engaging David from Above Board Building & Pest Inspections in Altona.His report are detailed and really good. I wouldn’t…

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guru1612
Nov 20, 2018 5:34 pm
g33kerb0t
g33kerb0t
19 November 2018

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

There are step downs to the porch, garage, and alfresco hence the difference in heights. They are to prevent water from getting into your house and will also allow you to…

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g33kerb0t
Nov 19, 2018 11:58 pm
g33kerb0t

Finally some progress since deposit been paid. Soil test, survey all completed and I have received site Drawing and preliminary floor plan. They’ve done a good job and…

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JXYL
Nov 19, 2018 10:09 pm
Reedin
Reedin
19 November 2018

Any reliable builder suggestions in Victoria?

Any reliable builder suggestions in Victoria?
VIC

Looking for some of the reliable builder suggestions in Victoria?

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Reedin
Nov 19, 2018 3:24 pm

100% agree with this comment avoid them like plague....................... this is all i can say.......... very slow with construction .... not very…

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patel1783
Nov 18, 2018 8:40 pm
g33kerb0t
g33kerb0t
16 November 2018

Simonds vs Metricon

Simonds vs Metricon
VIC

You should be able to. They should have a blank contract that they can share with you. Building the Votivo43 - viewtopic.php?f=31&t=88553

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g33kerb0t
Nov 16, 2018 9:34 am
g33kerb0t
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Natasha93
Nov 15, 2018 6:11 pm
Sandychahal
Sandychahal
13 November 2018

Brick color

Brick color
VIC

Does anyone have the pic for Brushwood Horizon brick? We are going to build with DFH

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Sandychahal
Nov 13, 2018 8:11 pm
ebanster
ebanster
11 November 2018

Any value-for-money custom builders in East Melbourne

Any value-for-money custom builders in East Melbourne
VIC

Went with GJ Gardner. I initially thought they were volume builders but they are in fact, custom builders. Though they have heaps of fixed home designs, they can customise…

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ebanster
Nov 11, 2018 1:08 pm
ebanster
Crystal13
Crystal13
10 November 2018

Carlisle Homes - Easy Living Tennyson 25

Carlisle Homes - Easy Living Tennyson 25
VIC

Hey! I was just wondering how you went with your build? We are building the Tennyson and I’m wanting to see the colours other people chose.

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Crystal13
Nov 10, 2018 2:41 pm
Sizz_G39
Sizz_G39
10 November 2018

Custom build in Griffin QLD

Custom build in Griffin QLD
VIC

There is always different builders who approach things differently but the 2 main differences I found was upgrades and build time. Upgrades with our Mel build and other…

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Sizz_G39
Nov 10, 2018 8:13 am
Sizz_G39
Melissa.b
Melissa.b
8 November 2018

Custom build

Custom build
VIC

Thanks. No kids here, but i agree a 4th bedroom helps with resale. I had intended to put cupboards in that room, just didn’t put then in the plan. I’ll likely put then…

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Melissa.b
Nov 08, 2018 11:57 am
eforster
eforster
6 November 2018

KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370
VIC
1, 2

Hi Kevin, if you don’t mind me asking how much did the Ritz end up costing total? With site costs etc. We love the design but not sure if it will fit in our budget.

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eforster
Nov 06, 2018 6:14 pm
Sabgaj
Sabgaj
5 November 2018

Rothwell tarneit

Rothwell tarneit
VIC

Hi has your land been titled yet? Can you please let me know any update? I am thinking of buying a townhouse in rothwell on stage 18. What is your thoughts

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Sabgaj
Nov 05, 2018 7:23 pm
kathysangel
kathysangel
5 November 2018

Slab poured incorrectly

Slab poured incorrectly
VIC

Yes I have had to have my re enginnered 3 times make sure you get a private inspector in to check it out,but we had people have to have there slab pulled up in this case

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kathysangel
Nov 05, 2018 3:56 pm
shokel1975
shokel1975
5 November 2018

Building Glendale 34 Limited Edition with Metricon in Wallan

Building Glendale 34 Limited Edition with Metricon in Wallan
VIC

I think that is a great idea. We left ours as a sitting room also. If you have kids, you can use it as a separate living space - and it will get used more than a spare…

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shokel1975
Nov 05, 2018 12:12 pm
shokel1975
Pizzapocket
Pizzapocket
2 November 2018

My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build

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

Thanks for that looks great

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Pizzapocket
Nov 02, 2018 9:53 am
Tim65
Tim65
2 November 2018

Surface Drainage Defect / Construction Lawyer

Surface Drainage Defect / Construction Lawyer
VIC
1, 2

I would be checking that the builder or land owner has officially put an easement so that wall is legally there , what’s to stop another person who buys the property…

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Tim65
Nov 02, 2018 7:42 am
Tim65
kathysangel
kathysangel
2 November 2018

Building a home with Langdon Builders Ballarat (Horsham)

Building a home with Langdon Builders Ballarat (Horsham)
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

My handover is the 8th had no tradies on site only a guy washing the dam windows had to have my fence pulled down they havent even concreted my drive or portico it's not…

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kathysangel
Nov 02, 2018 1:22 am
sparekh
sparekh
1 November 2018

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 51, 52, 53

I created a special webpage with all the summary of this thread so far. It helps to see everything consolidated on one page and get easy access ( easy to remember site…

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sparekh
Nov 01, 2018 4:13 pm
sparekh

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