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Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation
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I'm building with a custom builder (Como Homes) myself in VIC. All of the custom builders (except Latitude 37) quoted me in the region of $15-16k per square, all up. Which…

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ben888
Jan 18, 2019 2:52 am
ben888

The colour selection with Como Homes was interesting too, and if anyone is considering building with Como they should take note: As Como was a subsidiary of Arden Homes…

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ben888
Jan 18, 2019 2:44 am
ben888

What's my setback?

What's my setback?

The update: So I put in the report and consent for the setback to the corner splay, as the building surveyor was convinced that the setback to the corner splay was not…

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ben888
Jan 18, 2019 2:05 am
ben888

Hey all, I live in Thornbury (in GRZ2 zone) and am about to lay a slab for a single garage in the back corner of a 400sqm property with a rear laneway. The side boundary…

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cartertronic
Jan 18, 2019 1:46 am

Demolition questions

Demolition questions

Good luck. Saying it plainly - it really sucks that you are put in this situation due to buider. I hope their insurance has to refund you some costs .

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Gaudi
Jan 18, 2019 12:57 am
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Gaudi
Jan 18, 2019 12:52 am

2nd soil test - contours changed

2nd soil test - contours changed
VIC

Hi all, We're doing a KDRB and received the 2nd soil test report and it looks like the countours have changed. Looking through other threads it doesn't seem like this is…

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derfelcadarn
Jan 18, 2019 12:31 am

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
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I know, right? Cost us under $3k to do it after handover

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Drew01
Jan 18, 2019 12:08 am
Drew01

Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)

Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)
VIC

And here we go god dam dogs they take your money then hold you for ramson id report them to the obudsman office and the VBA and id make it a point to tell the builder you…

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Mauromario
Jan 17, 2019 11:50 pm

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

No we went with Kimberly as she is at Brookmont and that is the Newbury which we have gone with. Some modifications added though. Kimberly funnily enough has bought the…

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alexisonfire
Jan 17, 2019 11:42 pm
alexisonfire

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully
1 ... 45, 46, 47

You need to find a engineer to check your floor levels at every corner of the house, this will tell you if the slab has moved from its original levels. That's important to…

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Mauromario
Jan 17, 2019 11:39 pm

UFC 234 live stream

UFC 234 live stream

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eqbal
Jan 17, 2019 10:41 pm

Leaking shed help?

Leaking shed help?

The best and cheapest alternative is aluminium composite paneling. Usually concrete structures in the course of time can become victim to weathering. But these panels can…

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Ziddy
Jan 17, 2019 10:39 pm

Trees recommendation for newly built house in Sydney

Trees recommendation for newly built house in Sydney

We need 4 natives and we're planting 2 Blueberry Ash and 2 Old Man Banksia. Hope that helps!

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Huhness
Jan 17, 2019 10:32 pm
Huhness

FINALLY Our land has registered after an 18 month delay. We submitted our DA and it was accepted after 3 attempts. Our DA was approved after we…

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Huhness
Jan 17, 2019 10:28 pm
Huhness

Wardrobe doors help

Wardrobe doors help

You can ask the builder to change that to mirror door. As you said it will add more area to the bedroom. The builder will not be unhappy since it is your requirement he…

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Ziddy
Jan 17, 2019 10:28 pm

Our Charlton 36 by PD

Our Charlton 36 by PD

Bricks: Austral Mushrrom with natural grey mortar Roof: Tile barramundi Windows: Aluminum white Gutters: Monument colorbond Fascias:Monument colorbond Front door: 2340mm…

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shepherdm
Jan 17, 2019 10:03 pm

Starting to really take shape now. Brickies are due to finish next Tuesday with the roof going on by the end of the month which isn’t far away. 😁

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Salfield
Jan 17, 2019 9:28 pm
MLC
MLC
7 h

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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Hi All, I am new to this so sorry if this query has been answered in a previous post! We’ve bought and will build a Vantage 35 in Melbourne with designer by Metricon…

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MLC
Jan 17, 2019 9:08 pm

We got bricks today! Though not sure about the colour now at all. .. but it's too late. .. render one day I guess if we can't handle it! Ss has been giving us updates -…

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Newy-Jan
Jan 17, 2019 8:47 pm
One
One
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Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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One, they're having a lend of you. The person conducting the business (as they say in the Work Health and Safety area) has the primary duty of care for WHS. It's their…

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One
Jan 17, 2019 6:54 pm

All back at it this week, the break felt like forever but the plasterer was in last week doing the plaster. Officially hit lockup yesterday afternoon with the bricky…

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GarethB
Jan 17, 2019 6:51 pm
GarethB
JB1
JB1
10 h

Reasonable Insulation Requirements KDRB

Reasonable Insulation Requirements KDRB

I must say, I'm super impressed with Low E glass.. make a big difference to the Summer heat with West Facing windows.

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JB1
Jan 17, 2019 5:33 pm
Iamhim
Iamhim
10 h

New single storey home scaffolding question

New single storey home scaffolding question
ACT

HI Jean, Yes, that is true - choices are limited ; but that is why they are cheaper a well.. So who did you end up going with?

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Iamhim
Jan 17, 2019 5:27 pm

Building the Cleo two story with Simonds SA - Lock up

Building the Cleo two story with Simonds SA - Lock up
SA
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Kudos for choosing a local florist. We should be supporting our own local flower growers and florist and help their business. Btw, the orchids are really awesome.

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Irish Curley
Jan 17, 2019 4:07 pm
Irish Curley

Brick Issue with new house, rendering whole house, re-bricki

Brick Issue with new house, rendering whole house, re-bricki

With Reference to above pictures, Hi All, New house build handover in April 2017. Having constant issue with bricks and manganese stains. When the house was getting built,…

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pareshkerai
Jan 17, 2019 3:56 pm

Adenbrook homes-Worst experience ever

Adenbrook homes-Worst experience ever

We built a custom design home with Adenbrook homes (Greater Sydney ) and we have had nothing but problems since moving in,& not to mention the end result is very poor the…

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bobj12382
Jan 17, 2019 2:59 pm

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
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That is one pretty plant you got there. Unfortunately for you, the flowers didn't last long. I would like to recommend this African Violet or Clivia if ever you are…

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Irish Curley
Jan 17, 2019 2:30 pm
Irish Curley
Joker
Joker
14 h

Atec stone - any ideas?

Atec stone - any ideas?

Try asking cutting edge kitchens.

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Joker
Jan 17, 2019 1:27 pm

Polytec Matera

Polytec Matera

Hello, We are building a new house and had our heart set on the new Absolute Matte range from Laminex but unfortunately our bench is too long so there is no way to…

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shaunska
Jan 17, 2019 12:43 pm
shaunska

Crest at Gledswood Hills

Crest at Gledswood Hills
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Jan 02, 2019 8:07 am Yes we have…

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mscrashed
Jan 17, 2019 10:40 am
Cooky
Cooky
18 h

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
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Sorry, I dont understand. Did you also by a quarter acre lot like Hasan?

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Cooky
Jan 17, 2019 9:39 am
Cooky

How long does each stage take?

How long does each stage take?

Thank you all for the replies. We are using a licensed project home builder. They can’t provide us with a timeline until the contract is signed. That’s why I am…

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Huggies
Jan 17, 2019 9:07 am

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
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Looks amazing!!!! We have just signed the tender with HHH for the Eylse Classic facade and are now waiting on plans to be drawn up. Does anyone have pictures of the…

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Amanda_Ly
Jan 17, 2019 8:48 am

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Happy new year everyone! We are settling well into our new home. Getting used to commute to work. Taking me 2 hours back and forth. Earlier I was 10 mins away.…

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Bronte19
Jan 17, 2019 8:32 am
KingTaco
KingTaco
Yesterday

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41
QLD
1, 2

That's excellent news! Looking forward to seeing the start of the build through some photos.

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KingTaco
Jan 16, 2019 11:43 pm
KingTaco
onlyann
onlyann
Yesterday

Building with CJ Homes

Building with CJ Homes
QLD

The 4 hours colour consultation took place this week. We had a vague idea of what we wanted and the consultant has been very helpful. We also discussed some minor…

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onlyann
Jan 16, 2019 10:32 pm
dglasheen01
dglasheen01
Yesterday

Saratoga Rise

Saratoga Rise
NSW
1, 2

I spoke with TRn site foreman today 16/1/19 he spoke of some slight delays but says in his opinion April should be achievable.

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dglasheen01
Jan 16, 2019 10:22 pm
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
Yesterday

Abode Vinyl

Abode Vinyl

How did your install go? I have got a sample of the Abode from a local Choices store and wondered if it is an identical product to another in the Proline range. Has…

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Bebbsy
Jan 16, 2019 10:18 pm

One of my Neighbour who is building there send some pictures of our progress today. 16/01/2019

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InvincibleInDN
Jan 16, 2019 10:05 pm
InvincibleInDN
shazaw
shazaw
Yesterday

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
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Oh I do like your roof very much.:x! Please pm with details of your roof supplier plus cost $. We are also looking into similar kind of roof to go on top of deck near our…

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shazaw
Jan 16, 2019 10:00 pm

Had our tiles appointment today 😊 Floor tiles En-suite Main bathroom, laundry and toilet Kitchen splash back tiles

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Daydream_potterslane
Jan 16, 2019 8:37 pm
r_13
r_13
Yesterday

Bentleigh 48

Bentleigh 48

We tried to include as many options/upgrades as possible at the pre-contract stage. The Sales Consultant was very experienced and was able to give us a lot of guidance.…

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r_13
Jan 16, 2019 7:45 pm
r_13
Jayad
Jayad
Yesterday

Thornhill park - Rockbank

Thornhill park - Rockbank

Hi Ali, thanks for your insight, just another question, I have seen some news that property prices might go down by 4% this year in Melbourne Western suburbs. Do you…

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Jayad
Jan 16, 2019 6:27 pm
pandibabi
pandibabi
Yesterday

G Development in Bris - Form 21 04/12 awaiting handover

G Development in Bris - Form 21 04/12 awaiting handover
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Yes! it was stressful and painful - we did flooring, paid removalists to move furniture and clean the old property. Due to the xmas shut down, I had to wait for my…

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pandibabi
Jan 16, 2019 5:39 pm
pandibabi
benjaminliu
benjaminliu
Yesterday

Window Closures

Window Closures

Thank you - this is very helpful.

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benjaminliu
Jan 16, 2019 3:58 pm

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