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McDonald Jones Homes - The new threadMcDonald Jones Homes - The new thread
NSW
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Our DA was approved on the 18/07/2016 I cant remember an exact date that we were placed on the construction list but on the 26/08/2016 I was emailed saying that they…

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allatonce
Apr 28, 2017 12:23 pm
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seaside retreat
Apr 28, 2017 11:05 am
jcrabbitoh
31 March
McDonald Jones HomesMcDonald Jones Homes
NSW
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The link you supplied appears to be just your photos and comments. Where is the new forum?

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jcrabbitoh
Mar 31, 2017 7:34 am
Kadyno
1 December 2016
McDonald jones LyndhurstMcDonald jones Lyndhurst
NSW

It was the worst time of my life. Absolutely everything that could of gone wrong did go wrong. The house looks good now but still getting things repaired. The problem is…

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Kadyno
Dec 01, 2016 8:04 am
abby22
8 November 2016
Building with mcdonald jones in the Coffs harbour regionBuilding with mcdonald jones in the Coffs harbour region
NSW

14 complaints in one month (August), is hardly a small number. McDonald Jones Homes made the list again in September. Management 101 - in order to deal with a problem,…

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abby22
Nov 08, 2016 4:30 pm
drgitu
12 October 2016
Mcdonald Jones Homes - Miami 16 executive slightly modifiedMcdonald Jones Homes - Miami 16 executive slightly modified
NSW

Hi, bulding Miani as well, I'd be keen to see the modified designs, however the blog 'http://mcdonaldmiami16.blogspot.com.au/' seems to be down... thanks Git

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drgitu
Oct 12, 2016 4:56 pm
Dreambuild12
30 September 2016
Redoing the mcdonald jones kitchen after handoverRedoing the mcdonald jones kitchen after handover
NSW

Local kitchen company's in Newcastle and the hunter valley I would recommend both Hunter Kitchen King and Valley Kitchens. I have used both and have both produced an…

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Dreambuild12
Sep 30, 2016 7:26 am
Lyndhurst106
22 August 2016
buidling hunter valley with Mcdonald jones homesbuidling hunter valley with Mcdonald jones homes
NSW

Lyndhurst106 replied: Sorry that I cannot answer your questions, but very interested in your dilemma. We have only just signed with mjh and also building in the Hunter.…

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Lyndhurst106
Aug 22, 2016 2:12 pm
angela83
5 August 2016
Caddens penrithCaddens penrith
NSW
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Driveway - we will either be going through excite concrete or sdh concrete (very very similar in price, there was only $20 difference) Have seen both companies work and…

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angela83
Aug 05, 2016 12:10 pm
san-marino16
17 July 2016
who else is building in Oran Park with MJH ?who else is building in Oran Park with MJH ?
NSW

Hi everyone, :D I am fairly new to this forum, been browsing this forum for ideas.I found it extremely helpful for our colour selections and other stuff. our land is…

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san-marino16
Jul 17, 2016 12:22 am
NSWFIREMAN
19 June 2016
Mc Donald Jones Homes - Monte CarloMc Donald Jones Homes - Monte Carlo
NSW

Hi All, I am reaching out to anyone currently or have recently built with Mc Donald Jones Homes. We are currently building the Monte Carlo Exec Elite with Side…

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NSWFIREMAN
Jun 19, 2016 7:54 pm
NSWFIREMAN
19 June 2016
Mc Donald Jones Homes - Monte CarloMc Donald Jones Homes - Monte Carlo
NSW

Hi All, I am reaching out to anyone currently or have recently built with Mc Donald Jones Homes. We are currently building the Monte Carlo Exec Elite with Side…

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NSWFIREMAN
Jun 19, 2016 3:52 pm
kyliebsmith
21 April 2016
Warranty IssuesWarranty Issues
NSW

Oh no !!! My advice is to talk to a manager. Talk to the building authority for you state. Call a lawyer. Call everyone and anyone who will listen, mould is pretty bad

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kyliebsmith
Apr 21, 2016 7:28 pm
Craigbrankstone
31 March 2016
McDonald Jones PCIMcDonald Jones PCI
NSW

Hi there, all went well. We had PCI moved to the next day and this ended up being with SS Manager who managed to get just about everything we mentioned in the PCI done…

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Craigbrankstone
Mar 31, 2016 10:49 am
STAUBS
8 March 2016
is anybody building in fletcher with Mcdonld jonesis anybody building in fletcher with Mcdonld jones
NSW

Hi Manni001 We are building in Fletcher with MJH - have our block cut awaiting on slab to be poured :) Where about's in Fletcher are you and which MJH house have you choosen?

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STAUBS
Mar 08, 2016 2:27 pm
SMIT
23 January 2016
McDonald Jones Home - Miami 15, Miami 16, Miami ExcutiveMcDonald Jones Home - Miami 15, Miami 16, Miami Excutive
NSW

Hi Everyone, Just thought Id post a quick note here and add further details later. Ive appreciated reading about others experiences with the plans. We are building a…

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SMIT
Jan 23, 2016 3:57 pm
Kadyno
11 November 2015
Building a MDJ LyndhurstBuilding a MDJ Lyndhurst
NSW

We have just signed up with MDJ and are building a Lyndhurst. Just wondering if anyone has already built one as I would LOVE to have a little look PLEASE. We live in…

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Kadyno
Nov 11, 2015 3:45 am
peternkye
19 September 2015
Anyone building Mcdonald Jones "Havana"Anyone building Mcdonald Jones "Havana"
NSW

Im keeping the desk its ideal for my kids. Our dilema at the moment is whether to raise the ceiling height or not

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peternkye
Sep 19, 2015 7:21 am
Michony85
10 September 2015
McDonald Jones Homes - Miami 16 ExecutiveMcDonald Jones Homes - Miami 16 Executive
NSW

Hi Everyone, Hope this is the right place to post! We're looking at building a Miami 16 and can't decide between the facades. We were thinking of going with the Classic…

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Michony85
Sep 10, 2015 9:07 am
KateArnold
31 August 2015
McDonald Jones Homes - Chelsea OneMcDonald Jones Homes - Chelsea One
NSW

Hi There, We have been placed on the construction list to start our Chelsea One home... they say within 20 days construction will start. What have peoples experiences…

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KateArnold
Aug 31, 2015 12:08 pm
Qld_Oasis
29 August 2015
Feedback on 34sq Plan (MJH Oasis)Feedback on 34sq Plan (MJH Oasis)
QLD

Hi Danni, We also had a budget like yours in mind at the start of the process. Our estimate for site costs is about $15k (flat site, H1 soil likely) + $5k for BAL 12.5. …

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Qld_Oasis
Aug 29, 2015 10:19 am
buildingasantorini
18 August 2015
Building Delays with MJHBuilding Delays with MJH
NSW

Just reading through everyone's post asking how long between contracts etc. We signed our contract (3k deposit) back in June 2014. Land was registered in Oct 2014. Council…

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buildingasantorini
Aug 18, 2015 8:13 pm
Colester78
12 August 2015
McDonald Jones Homes Colour SelectionsMcDonald Jones Homes Colour Selections
NSW

When we did our colour choice we could have Ceasarstone or Essastone - certain colours from both ranges come standard and then others attract an extra cost. We went with…

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Colester78
Aug 12, 2015 1:28 pm
joshjzx
31 July 2015
Who's Building In Heritage Parc RutherfordWho's Building In Heritage Parc Rutherford
WA

Hi All, Been reading a little through this forum on everyones experiences, i am in the early stages of building in Heritage Parc, secured lot 82 and will be building with…

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joshjzx
Jul 31, 2015 2:03 pm
oneJohn
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2 June 2015
Home hub/network and theatre wiringHome hub/network and theatre wiring
NSW

The cost of materials isn't much, but there is the labour of running the cabling, the consultant time while you work all the layout out, and also the warranty liability…

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oneJohn
Jun 02, 2015 8:12 am
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jetjono
23 May 2015
Macdonald JonesMacdonald Jones
NSW

My wife and i are building with MJH. You have to use Taubmans paint but i was wondering if anyone has used Dulux tints/colours? Do they allow this? I see no reason why…

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jetjono
May 23, 2015 9:53 pm
mon2711
10 May 2015
McDonald Jones Nova Build - First home buildersMcDonald Jones Nova Build - First home builders
NSW

Me and my partner are building a Macdonald Jones nova... We are first home builders so started a blog to follow our journey. Check it out! Just waiting on land rego…

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mon2711
May 10, 2015 12:44 pm
Grakat
2 May 2015
McDonald Jones BronteMcDonald Jones Bronte
NSW

One of our considerations is our family size. At the moment we have three teenagers, youngest is 18, oldest is turning 21 this year. Our plan is to build the larger…

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Grakat
May 02, 2015 8:46 pm
gardenretreat1
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29 April 2015
Macdonald jones buildMacdonald jones build
NSW

Hi all My wife and i are going to build a MJH (Milano) and we are at the early stages with intial quote with variations etc and are just trying…

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gardenretreat1
Apr 29, 2015 12:53 pm
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a2b
17 March 2015
Need to pick your brain about renderNeed to pick your brain about render
NSW

^^ and that too Hmmm good question. Two of my kids have recently had homes built and they also have chips off the corners of the render. I…

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a2b
Mar 17, 2015 11:19 am
shwareal
16 March 2015
Anyone built a McDonalds Jones Duo with granny flat.Anyone built a McDonalds Jones Duo with granny flat.
NSW

We are looking at the McDonalds Jones Duo 3 which has an attached granny flat as part of the house. Has anyone built one of these before and if so let me know any issues,…

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shwareal
Mar 16, 2015 11:48 am
natlyn
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15 March 2015
Garden RetreatGarden Retreat
NSW

Hi gardenretreat1, KTKTKT, sandybee01, Miss Windsor, aaar, Saintly 60 and Jadee I think are building the garden retreat or have you may be able to contact them for pics…

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natlyn
Mar 15, 2015 7:45 am
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Mellyt85
11 February 2015
Mcdonald Jones Gen OneMcdonald Jones Gen One
NSW

Just wondering if anyone has had to have spoil removal done and what the costs were? We are located near Newcastle and need to organise 175 tonne of removal. Any contacts…

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Mellyt85
Feb 11, 2015 6:30 am
Reakelly
7 February 2015
Anyone building with McDonald Jones (Santorini Manor)Anyone building with McDonald Jones (Santorini Manor)
NSW

Hi All, Anyone building with McDonald Jones? We are going with them and building the Santorini Manor out at Mulgoa Rise (Penrith area) anyone got any tips or ideas when…

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Reakelly
Feb 07, 2015 8:10 am
Balified
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2 February 2015
Mcdonald Jones Homes Seaside Retreat & chesterfield kitchensMcdonald Jones Homes Seaside Retreat & chesterfield kitchens
SA

My wife and quite interested in the McDonald Jones Homes Seaside Retreat design and are thinking about doing a day trip from interstate to visit…

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Balified
Feb 02, 2015 7:45 am
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dragonchild
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21 December 2014
Linen/broom closet in entry?Linen/broom closet in entry?
NSW

I think it would look fine, but I would spend that little bit extra to make the doors look nice - you will see them all the time after all! Although, looking at the…

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dragonchild
Dec 21, 2014 8:46 pm
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dann
14 December 2014
Waterford County, Chisholm - Who else is thereWaterford County, Chisholm - Who else is there
NSW
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The website says that it should be fully open the end of 2016.. So I would assume that next year the construction will start. Anyone else here building in the new region…

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dann
Dec 14, 2014 7:03 am
firsttimer05
9 December 2014
Our Nova Build by McDonald Jones Homes at Jordan SpringsOur Nova Build by McDonald Jones Homes at Jordan Springs
NSW

Put a deposit on land in Illoura today! Goodluck with your build the MJH's are great

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firsttimer05
Dec 09, 2014 2:32 pm
emjoe1234
13 August 2014
Building Santorini Manor - MaitlandBuilding Santorini Manor - Maitland
NSW

Hi Guys Im new to the forum but my partner and myself are building the Santorini Manor with Mcdonald Jones in Maitland. We have our colour meeting in 3 weeks - any tips,…

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emjoe1234
Aug 13, 2014 4:47 pm
Panda_AU
22 July 2014
Bon's Monte Carlo with McD Jones - painting, kitchen ETC!!Bon's Monte Carlo with McD Jones - painting, kitchen ETC!!
NSW
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Bon I've just stumbled across your post I'm in the early stages of building the Monte Carlo elite Based on your experience building the house is there any tips…

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Panda_AU
Jul 22, 2014 6:16 pm
BoutiqueLawyers
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8 July 2014
Fixed price tenderFixed price tender
NSW

Hold off.. once you are locked into a contract it is very very difficult to get out of. By the time you are ready to build, the cost escalation may cause the builder to…

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BoutiqueLawyers
Jul 08, 2014 3:53 pm
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Nat84
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3 June 2014
140 Days to Build with McDonald Jones140 Days to Build with McDonald Jones
NSW

I can assure you though, this beginning phase dragggggs on and on. We were pegged on day 20 of being on the construction list, then our site didn't get scraped until…

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Nat84
Jun 03, 2014 1:48 pm
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divine_home
27 May 2014
Selling own home while building H&L package - any advice?Selling own home while building H&L package - any advice?
ACT

Just wondering if anyone has bought a house and land package, split the contract, settled on land first and tried to sell their own home to finance the construction and…

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divine_home
May 27, 2014 11:07 pm
Jess41
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13 May 2014
1st home build seaside retreat1st home build seaside retreat
NSW

Hi guys! New to the board have been reading everyone's posts and enjoying all the feedback you all give each other, a little about my home build- my partner and I are…

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Jess41
May 13, 2014 7:22 pm
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J and A
14 April 2014
My Mcdonald Jones Blog - Drop inMy Mcdonald Jones Blog - Drop in
NSW

Hi Everyone, We are building with Mcdonald Jones (Milano Four), and are about to sign contracts, and wanted a place (A BLOG) to put the good, the bad and the Ugly. Feel…

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J and A
Apr 14, 2014 3:44 pm
Buildingmakesmecrazy
17 December 2013
Anyone Building the Cordova One?Anyone Building the Cordova One?
NSW

Hi, Just wondering if anyone has built or is building the Cordova One from McDonald Jones Homes. My husband and I are getting the plans drawn up now and since there is no…

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Buildingmakesmecrazy
Dec 17, 2013 9:55 pm
bans
16 November 2013
Havana 3@ edmonson park SydneyHavana 3@ edmonson park Sydney
NSW

Go on the forum and address your post to Merrynamy. You will get a reply for sure.

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bans
Nov 16, 2013 11:39 am
1cut808
12 November 2013
Milano 16M with ModificationsMilano 16M with Modifications
NSW

That doesn't sound like a good experience. We're building the same design but in a different location. I hope I don't have the same issues…

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1cut808
Nov 12, 2013 4:19 pm



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