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Termination of building contract due to being unable to get

Termination of building contract due to being unable to get

Hi Melissa, please clarify how much have you paid whether $2k or 5% of the total build. Thanks

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Melbournevic
Oct 21, 2018 10:07 am
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
30 m

Eden Two Wells SA

Eden Two Wells SA
SA

I’m also on the shorter size and providing you have a partner or someone who can change the light bulbs and pull down the exhaust fans, I would go with 2700 high…

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Bebbsy
Oct 21, 2018 9:44 am

New bathroom price

New bathroom price

You'll need to get quotes from a couple of builders. The biggest issue will be running plumbing services through the concrete floor to the sewer.

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arcadelt
Oct 21, 2018 9:39 am

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
1, 2, 3

We couldn’t help ourselves, we went and killed yesterday and we are taking some family to see! Over the moon 😍😍

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NicolleAW
Oct 21, 2018 9:13 am

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 655, 656, 657

GLO Are you using Centor retractables? They sit on the inside

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Manhattan52
Oct 21, 2018 9:02 am
Manhattan52

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 401, 402, 403

Are you building on a greenfield estate or doing a KDR? KDRs typically have higher site costs. $150K for upgrades and site costs on top of the house base price is good…

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reaver
Oct 21, 2018 8:29 am
reaver

Height of kitchen/ splashback/ wall cabinets

Height of kitchen/ splashback/ wall cabinets

Well, the standard actually says: DOMESTIC GAS COOKING APPLIANCES (a) Requirement 1 Overhead clearances~"(Measurement A) Range hood and exhaust fans…

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arcadelt
Oct 21, 2018 7:32 am
AliKay
AliKay
10 h

My Journey with Porter Davis for Vancouver 33

My Journey with Porter Davis for Vancouver 33
VIC

would be good to know why you dropped the plan with PD ? We were looking at Vancouver 29 for ourselves...

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AliKay
Oct 21, 2018 12:40 am
AliKay
AliKay
10 h

Building Porter Davis Vancouver 33

Building Porter Davis Vancouver 33
VIC

Hi guys, We are leaning towards Vancouver 29 as our first home. Just wondering how much extra did all these additions/modifications cost you on top of the base price only…

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AliKay
Oct 21, 2018 12:32 am
AliKay
AliKay
10 h

Building Vancouver 29 (Porter Davis) or Mantra 29 (Metricon)

Building Vancouver 29 (Porter Davis) or Mantra 29 (Metricon)

Hi icat2000, Looking at various options we have narrowed down Vancouver 29 for our first home. Would you be able to advise which smaller builder you went with and can…

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AliKay
Oct 21, 2018 12:22 am

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast
1, 2

Thanks. We went to our tile appointment and came out with different wall tiles to what we thought we wanted. It's such a confusing process. It's just great when it see…

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bestspecials
Oct 20, 2018 11:47 pm
bestspecials

Our Carolina (slightly modified) Build With Montgomery Homes

Our Carolina (slightly modified) Build With Montgomery Homes
NSW
1, 2

POST-HANDOVER Handover happened exactly as scheduled. Pretty stoked about how everything turned out. I think our build was easy because we didn’t deviate too much from…

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lia_dvm
Oct 20, 2018 11:43 pm
lia_dvm

Hello, this is the Carolina 238 Metro facade. It’s standard height, porch area 4.5sq m.

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lia_dvm
Oct 20, 2018 11:02 pm
lia_dvm

Provincial Homes

Provincial Homes
NSW
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Think one more time before go with Provincial. It can be a unbelievable slow in building progress. We are building in Sydney as well, our total building cost over $600,000.

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Freestyle A
Oct 20, 2018 10:35 pm
Manj
Manj
12 h

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43
1 ... 5, 6, 7

MangoC our site cost are nearly 60k .. in addition to 50k (53 screw piles/piers) upgrades on slab .. we requested to build our home in par with street level .. we have a…

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Manj
Oct 20, 2018 10:31 pm
Manj
pEast
pEast
14 h

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Hey PEast, Great news. Can I ask at what stage did you get your independent inspector around? At or prior to PCI? Good luck for handover! Glad u got your…

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pEast
Oct 20, 2018 7:59 pm
Ezza78
Ezza78
15 h

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi there. Keen to know how long from QA, to PCI to handover. We are due to have QA next week

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Ezza78
Oct 20, 2018 7:23 pm
Ezza78
Ezza78
15 h

Arden Developments

Arden Developments
VIC
1 ... 161, 162, 163

Hi MangoC, it was listed separately to site costs under OHS but we didn’t have the tiger tails cost, we did sign a long time ago and I know of other builds both with…

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Ezza78
Oct 20, 2018 7:20 pm
gogo65
gogo65
15 h

Let's do it all again

Let's do it all again
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

OMG okjorg, I just read your original thread again, 70 pages of absolute nonsense before soil was turned! Oh what fun we had designing your home!

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gogo65
Oct 20, 2018 7:07 pm
gogo65
kks
kks
16 h

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane
QLD

House prices sliding, building approvals sagging. building product suppliers already squealing, and the building industry is putting up its prices! Interesting days ahead…

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kks
Oct 20, 2018 6:07 pm

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

4 days until you start Brad. We just finished week 2 and only have cut and fill done ☹️ You guys will probably overtake us

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Tash801
Oct 20, 2018 5:31 pm

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41
VIC

Ahh right that makes sense - and yeah I believe they don't bother with council approval until covenant approval is received. Hopefully that happens quickly for you!

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KingTaco
Oct 20, 2018 5:23 pm
KingTaco

How much for a house foundation concrete slab?

How much for a house foundation concrete slab?

OT Some trades often take advantage of owner builders, here's what to do Thanks for replying 1. Detail, Plan and Cost whats involved - I provided them with an…

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lorrainey100
Oct 20, 2018 2:14 pm
Tajana
Tajana
20 h

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?
ACT

Great , will need to make some changes soon. Have a look at red energy I think it’s called also. They don’t do a great discount but their initial prices are meant to…

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Tajana
Oct 20, 2018 2:07 pm
Tajana

Grey Pebble quarter by Dulux.

Grey Pebble quarter by Dulux.

Hi i am also going for a greige colour scheme. I tried grey pebble half on the inside and it is very warm (pinky red in reality). Unfortunately I don't have any pics of …

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Emcdermott85
Oct 20, 2018 1:49 pm

Schofields Akuna Vista

Schofields Akuna Vista

Hi,Any feedback on Akuna Vista? I am planning to buy a 300sq land and build with Simonds. Any feedback would be appreciated.

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Password123
Oct 20, 2018 1:13 pm

Hello Guys, We have these boxes in backyard (marked with yellow) and we would to take them out and plant some nice flower plants, Which flower plants do you suggest to…

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thehuntbegins
Oct 20, 2018 1:10 pm
kjane
kjane
22 h

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Hi, we did our appointment at the Wetherill Park location (we had no choice in location as we needed to do all of our selections in three days). I didn't find the…

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kjane
Oct 20, 2018 12:39 pm
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
22 h

Our First Build: Vantage Homes Sunshine Coast

Our First Build: Vantage Homes Sunshine Coast

It's good you are all set so when lands registers you can start off quickly. Nice plan of having kitchen dining living at the rear facing outer area. Good luck with your build.

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MrsAJ
Oct 20, 2018 12:22 pm

Landscaping began yesterday. Currently just sorting out the drainage and retaining walls before we think too much about turf and plants. Need time to save up some cash for…

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KateAndDuke
Oct 20, 2018 12:17 pm
KateAndDuke
gogo65
gogo65
23 h

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park
NSW
1 ... 138, 139, 140

Wisdom were actually taken to department of fair trading over the clause where they tried to ban you from providing an honest review, and they lost. They had to provide an…

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gogo65
Oct 20, 2018 11:07 am
gogo65

Bricks selection in Melbourne

Bricks selection in Melbourne

Hi everyone. I am building my first home in Melbourne with custom design. Me and my partner would like to know which brick company provide the best quality bricks in…

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YOLO2018
Oct 20, 2018 11:05 am
YOLO2018

Hi All Can any one please advise what should I do . My painter filled all around my cable ends with expandable foam and now my roof cannot breath. Do I try to cut out the…

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Rob007
Oct 20, 2018 10:00 am
shadesofpink
shadesofpink
Yesterday

Shower fall to waste - advice needed

Shower fall to waste - advice needed

I am currently building. My private building inspector has noted that the fall to waste in one of the showers is inadequate. The builder has refute that charge and is…

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shadesofpink
Oct 20, 2018 8:32 am
insider
insider
19 October

Chemical Underpinning my home

Chemical Underpinning my home

Agree with StrucuralBIMGuy did you get a report first?

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insider
Oct 19, 2018 10:09 pm
insider
kathysangel
kathysangel
19 October

Soil Removal

Soil Removal

They all do it I paid 3000 for soil removal and then they handed me a bill for soil removal I said I paid for this and your not getting another cent off me read your…

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kathysangel
Oct 19, 2018 9:51 pm
InvincibleInDN
InvincibleInDN
19 October

What's involved in cancelling a building contract?

What's involved in cancelling a building contract?
NSW

Hi Melissa We were thinking about terminating but continued with them because of the reasons you mentioned. So far, no problem. Waiting for the construction certificate. Thanks

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InvincibleInDN
Oct 19, 2018 9:28 pm
InvincibleInDN

So we've had a few quiet weeks before this one all we had done was waterproofing and cornices. Our fit out was started yesterday and when we went to check today LOCKED…

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marz1983
Oct 19, 2018 9:27 pm
Santo65
Santo65
19 October

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast
QLD
1 ... 8, 9, 10

It never ceases to amaze me how quick the next stage is once the slab is done. Awesome!!!! :D

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Santo65
Oct 19, 2018 8:15 pm
Santo65
kathysangel
kathysangel
19 October

Building with DIXON Homes Rocklea

Building with DIXON Homes Rocklea

Hi Kathy.. you have a good builder, not like DIXON Homes. When I found this kind of workmanship 14th of May, I immediately rang and emailed my site supervisor but his…

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kathysangel
Oct 19, 2018 8:05 pm
bashworth
bashworth
19 October

Water Leakage

Water Leakage

It would have to be a lot of water to be a foundation problem.

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bashworth
Oct 19, 2018 6:27 pm
bashworth
Forg
Forg
19 October

Eden brae home options gallery

Eden brae home options gallery
NSW

The builder we used (which only does house+land packages now) used the Eden Brae Home Options Gallery. We fell for all sorts of upgrades (like ~$20k's worth … eg. 40mm…

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Forg
Oct 19, 2018 5:39 pm

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