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ellie03
Oct 03, 2018 8:21 pm
adje
adje
3 October

Underlying S classification but P due to existing dwelling

Underlying S classification but P due to existing dwelling
VIC

Hi, we are knocking down our existing house and building a 45 square home. The builder had a soil test done which had underlying S classification but due to existing…

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adje
Oct 03, 2018 10:59 am
dulie
dulie
2 October

KDR Metricon Hampshire 46 Melbourne Bayside

KDR Metricon Hampshire 46 Melbourne Bayside
VIC

Awesome. I actually stole the WIR layout idea from the bayside version into our house =)

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dulie
Oct 02, 2018 7:30 pm
dulie
Fred2017
Fred2017
2 October

Custom Home Builder - Melbourne

Custom Home Builder - Melbourne
VIC

Hi All, Hope your day is going well. I was wondering if anyone cound reccomend a custom home builder in Northern Melbourne. I already have all my plans including…

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Fred2017
Oct 02, 2018 6:36 pm
yasir_fnd
yasir_fnd
2 October

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes
VIC
1, 2, 3

Since august my site supervisor has changed twice and works have really slowed down. This new guy keeps telling me that its all complete but when i visit the site it is…

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yasir_fnd
Oct 02, 2018 12:26 pm
shane3340
shane3340
1 October

Porter Davis: - Rochedale 33 Build Thread

Porter Davis: - Rochedale 33 Build Thread
VIC
1, 2

Going alright, Hebel was delivered today so that is good, roof is on and windows all installed, the only thing I’m concerned about is that the pipes still haven’t…

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shane3340
Oct 01, 2018 10:03 pm
shane3340
Tee08
Tee08
30 September

Welsh Homes - any info

Welsh Homes - any info
VIC

I to am on the same boat. Love to hear what others have to say as I am also looking at them.

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Tee08
Oct 01, 2018 12:48 am
Renman
Renman
30 September

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
1 ... 97, 98, 99

Absolutely beautifulThanks Shokel. How's your place going? Well, after waiting 6 weeks, we finally got town planning drawings from M. Only to find a…

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Renman
Sep 30, 2018 5:29 pm
Renman
Melbournevic
Melbournevic
30 September

Your experience with Burbank

Your experience with Burbank
VIC
1, 2

Jasmines, which state/suburb are you building? Sorry to hear about your experience. We are building with Burbank next year when our land is titled and settled. We visited…

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Melbournevic
Sep 30, 2018 2:31 pm
yoyohv
yoyohv
30 September

LYNDARUM/AURORA/SUMMERHILL ESTATES: Epping, Victoria

LYNDARUM/AURORA/SUMMERHILL ESTATES: Epping, Victoria
VIC
1 ... 221, 222, 223

Hi guys, I know this as been discussed before... But, any recommendation for opticomm providers from recent experience ? Looking into active8me or telesurf, but they have…

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yoyohv
Sep 30, 2018 11:01 am
jpettifer
jpettifer
29 September

Glenvill Homes

Glenvill Homes
VIC

We are looking at building with Glenvill Homes. I note that some people had some bad experiences about 10 years ago but was wondering if anyone has more recent experience…

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jpettifer
Sep 29, 2018 4:00 pm
mannny_angel
mannny_angel
28 September

Deleray Clyde North Villawood

Deleray Clyde North Villawood
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Think like this 1000 units in Deleray pays 1000 bucks every year to Deleray club which comes to 1 million an year. I wonder what would do they with so much money while…

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mannny_angel
Sep 28, 2018 6:36 pm
Macher
Macher
27 September

Our KDR Metricon Doulton - Melb

Our KDR Metricon Doulton - Melb
VIC

Your site must be on busy road.

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Macher
Sep 27, 2018 10:42 pm
Macher
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
26 September

Should of got full fixed site costs!

Should of got full fixed site costs!
VIC

Gouging (literally) has been discussed many times before. Nobody believes Salesman that are paid high commissions, they will tell you whatever you want to hear, promise…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 26, 2018 8:59 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Drew01
Drew01
25 September

Things you forget - summary page 32

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

If you want an internal gas fire, make sure you consider where, and ensure the flue path is clear of plumbing, and you have a gas line run at frame stage

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Drew01
Sep 25, 2018 3:43 pm
Drew01
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Clean
Sep 25, 2018 12:59 pm
GillyM
GillyM
25 September

Building on a 2 meter slope block of land? Help!!

Building on a 2 meter slope block of land? Help!!
VIC

Have you considered building a split level type home? This would work with the slope of your land, and you'd get more house but with a smaller footprint on your land.

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GillyM
Sep 25, 2018 12:52 pm
GillyM
alexp79
alexp79
24 September

Builder quotes 15 months from slab date

Builder quotes 15 months from slab date
VIC

I would say that 3 months is over-optimistic even for a project-style fiber-clad house and without any single rainy day. It seems you are talking about brick veneer…

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alexp79
Sep 24, 2018 5:23 pm
Reneeh
Reneeh
23 September

Henley Yorke 21

Henley Yorke 21
VIC

Hi Salman, Oh okay, thank you for sending that through :) Regards Renee

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Reneeh
Sep 23, 2018 1:14 pm
Ourhomebythehill
Ourhomebythehill
23 September

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 30, 31, 32

We live 10 minutes from our block of land, so we visit at least once sometimes twice a week. It's 2.5acres with an amazingly stunning view so we often just sit on the…

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Ourhomebythehill
Sep 23, 2018 11:42 am
Reneeh
Reneeh
23 September

Building Henley Yorke - Ashford Park Werribee

Building Henley Yorke - Ashford Park Werribee
VIC

Hi All We are signing up with Henley to build the Yorke 21. Unfortunately them not having display homes for it, anyone have any pictures of it? Also overall experience…

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Reneeh
Sep 23, 2018 10:18 am
Reneeh
Reneeh
23 September

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?
VIC

Hey, We just purchased a block In Ashford Park and they said it will be titled Q1 of next year so 🤞 by March 2019.

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Reneeh
Sep 23, 2018 10:10 am
alexp79
alexp79
22 September

8Homes vs Burbank?

8Homes vs Burbank?
VIC

Design your own home and build it with a custom builder. All project builders suck more or less when it gets to quality and customisations and in the end, you will pay…

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alexp79
Sep 22, 2018 3:20 pm
Klare
Klare
21 September

First Home - Fairhaven Homes - Frame

First Home - Fairhaven Homes - Frame
VIC
1, 2, 3

In my case, in the case of a house with land, it is best to conduct soundproofing around the perimeter of my yard. I'm thinking about putting…

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Klare
Sep 21, 2018 7:42 pm
Anastasya
Anastasya
21 September

The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread
VIC
1 ... 361, 362, 363

I do not know how much foam can be good for its acoustic properties. If your goal is soundproofing, then it's probably best to use acoustic panels or acoustic . The first…

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Anastasya
Sep 21, 2018 7:22 pm
K_murphy
K_murphy
20 September

Anyone have a light roof with a light brick?!

Anyone have a light roof with a light brick?!
VIC
1, 2

I had been looking for a house with Bianca bricks. Do you happen to have a picture?

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K_murphy
Sep 20, 2018 5:11 pm
regmiboyer
regmiboyer
19 September

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

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

Bro, Seems like you lost interest in posting updates after May 25th. Can i see some more coming through? I am starting my build now. Shisir.

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regmiboyer
Sep 20, 2018 12:02 am
chanaka
chanaka
19 September

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Great news g33. Where are you building by the way? Site costs was a killer for us and to hear you got credit is indeed a blessing.

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chanaka
Sep 19, 2018 9:31 pm
bden
bden
19 September

Porter Davis. No mod for (length) for a garage?????

Porter Davis. No mod for (length) for a garage?????
VIC

Yep width was fine. I may look elsewhere damn shame I really liked their house

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bden
Sep 19, 2018 6:38 pm
nanu
nanu
19 September

Our SJD Homes Build (Somerfield Estate)

Our SJD Homes Build (Somerfield Estate)
VIC

I have some big house updates coming up today. Stay Tuned!!!

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nanu
Sep 19, 2018 12:54 pm
nanu
Da9b18c
Da9b18c
19 September

Greenvale Heritage Views

Greenvale Heritage Views
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

I got an email from Rex and confirmation From my solicitor saying it’s all been filled with Titles office, and should be titled inside 3 weeks.

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Da9b18c
Sep 19, 2018 11:26 am
Wild
Wild
19 September

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.
VIC
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Absolute killer mate, loved the combo. Congrats and enjoy your new home.

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Wild
Sep 19, 2018 8:22 am
Japs
Japs
18 September

AHB Australia & My Complete Package

AHB Australia & My Complete Package
VIC

Hi pbui03, Wanted to know how you go with the contract with them. I know you did build a house in 2016 with them? Or is it 2014? Had a quote with them for 4 bedroom house…

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Japs
Sep 18, 2018 9:05 pm
Tony18
Tony18
18 September

Home and Land in Melbourne VIC

Home and Land in Melbourne VIC
VIC

Hi All, I am new to this useful site and to the idea of house building. I signed up for H&L package-PPOR -with a Volume builder and wonder what steps I should take during…

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Tony18
Sep 18, 2018 7:02 pm
Mark Bell
Mark Bell
18 September

Langdon builders ballarat

Langdon builders ballarat
VIC

Hi There, I am a Building Consultant with GJ Gardner Homes in Ballarat. Please feel free to give me a call on 0428026349 and I can help you through the whole building…

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Mark Bell
Sep 18, 2018 11:59 am
Mark Bell
Mark Bell
18 September

Building with Metricon in Ballarat Experiances

Building with Metricon in Ballarat Experiances
VIC

Hi There, I am a Building Consultant with GJ Gardner Homes in Ballarat. Please feel free to give me a call on 0428026349 and I can help you through the whole building…

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Mark Bell
Sep 18, 2018 11:58 am
Mark Bell
Mark Bell
18 September

Builders in Ballarat

Builders in Ballarat
VIC

Hi suzyr, Thats great feedback. I am a Building Consultant with GJ Gardner, McColumbus, feel free to give me a call on 0428026349 and I can help you through the whole…

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Mark Bell
Sep 18, 2018 11:49 am
Jazz21
Jazz21
17 September

Appointment of independent building surveyor

Appointment of independent building surveyor
VIC

Hi Jazz, Did you then hire your own BS? could you please share your experience which can be helpful to others. Thanks Jaz

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Jazz21
Sep 17, 2018 11:04 am
Jazz21
arrow224
arrow224
14 September

Building with 8homes or UrbanEdge Melbourne ??

Building with 8homes or UrbanEdge Melbourne ??
VIC

We built in northern Melbourne and the model was old model sTWO.1

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arrow224
Sep 14, 2018 9:27 pm
bluetess
bluetess
14 September

Journey with Mimosa Homes VIC

Journey with Mimosa Homes VIC
VIC
1, 2, 3

That they do. We are at contract stage and are trying to fight this but they don't seem to want to budge on this and wont remove it from contract...

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bluetess
Sep 14, 2018 8:40 pm
JamesSG
JamesSG
14 September

First time building

First time building
VIC

Guys I need help. I can’t makeup my mind which builder to go for... anyone here can suggest which builder and which are the good floor plan? I am looking for single…

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JamesSG
Sep 14, 2018 7:13 pm
JamesSG
aussieta
aussieta
13 September

Moving in with no concrete paths/driveway

Moving in with no concrete paths/driveway
VIC

we moved in without paving after the first winter, my wifes car was slipping around so much it ended up under the verandah could not get a concreter to even quote 6.5m x…

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aussieta
Sep 13, 2018 6:40 pm
aussieta
cooper229
cooper229
13 September

Simonds Dakota Kilmore

Simonds Dakota Kilmore
VIC
1 ... 25, 26, 27

After a few two and fro negotiations they have brought back their original promise. We are still making sure our 'on the same page' communication is very very clear and in…

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cooper229
Sep 13, 2018 12:08 pm
cooper229
dany
dany
12 September

Building with Metricon. The Mantra 25s.

Building with Metricon. The Mantra 25s.
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi , can i ask you what is your build time mentioned in the contract ?

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dany
Sep 12, 2018 11:30 pm
dany
Special_K
Special_K
12 September

NBN and HFC from across the street

NBN and HFC from across the street
VIC

Nearly at lockup but weary of lead times with NBN etc so trying to be ahead of the game. Did you have to fill in any forms for pits etc?

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Special_K
Sep 12, 2018 5:21 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
12 September

Outrageous water bill whilst building - Porter Davis

Outrageous water bill whilst building - Porter Davis
VIC

Goldencrumble I suggest you have the leak properly investigated that amount of water will have a detrimental effect on your foundations

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 12, 2018 9:12 am
StructuralBIMGuy
dandw
dandw
10 September

JG King modified Heywood - Landscaping

JG King modified Heywood - Landscaping
VIC
1 ... 74, 75, 76

Absolutely. The inclusions are very generous. We are splurging on stacker doors to the alfresco and put into the budget 10 extra power points and 20 downlights. Hopefully…

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dandw
Sep 10, 2018 6:50 pm
dandw

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