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Termination of building contract due to being unable to get

Termination of building contract due to being unable to get

So how much have you paid and what has been done so far? We walked away before signing a contract but had paid several thousand $ which covered plans, valuations, tile…

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Melos
Oct 20, 2018 2:58 pm

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

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 654, 655, 656

Unfortunately, that installation is very much substandard, real amateur stuff. Do you intend paving around the slab?

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SaveH2O
Oct 20, 2018 2:08 pm
SaveH2O
Tajana
Tajana
55 m

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

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

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

Eden Two Wells SA

Eden Two Wells SA
SA

It’s so expensive building a house, a lot of unseen costs to cover. 😕 I think I will have a few visits to the design centre too, took my other half yesterday and…

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Bebbsy
Oct 20, 2018 11:09 am

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

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 400, 401, 402

Are Metricon doing your demo? If not whoever you get the best quote or reference from should be you're preferred company. Demolition is demolition pretty much

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Drew01
Oct 20, 2018 10:54 am
Drew01

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

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
1, 2, 3

I’m going for a drive up there today 😃 Can’t wait to see everything happening

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Jolly
Oct 20, 2018 9:40 am
Jolly

Arden Developments

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

Was that part of your site costs and did you get charged the 7k as well for tiger tails?

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MangoC
Oct 20, 2018 9:38 am

Let's do it all again

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

OMG Jodge, its beautiful! I cant believe you’ve done it again and yes so very different to your last, also amazing home. Ive found my way back here as we are also…

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gogo65
Oct 20, 2018 8:54 am
gogo65

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

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

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

Provincial Homes

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

Greetings Provincial home owners, I have been to this forum for some time, but this is my first posting, so be gentle. We are in the process of building our home, a KDR…

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HoboSapiens
Oct 19, 2018 9:38 pm

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

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

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

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
21 h

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
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
22 h

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast

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

Your kitchen looks fab. That's right Industry tiles are no more and we wanted to do Industry for walls as feature but it's no more and worst thing was they didnt give us…

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MrsAJ
Oct 19, 2018 4:38 pm

1 week and a lot has been done, we have a frame!!

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LovedaPopcorn
Oct 19, 2018 3:57 pm

WC Quite pleased with how our facade is coming along together

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Bronte19
Oct 19, 2018 3:38 pm
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blackcat20
Oct 19, 2018 3:08 pm
blackcat20
CW_L
CW_L
Yesterday

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Also SS has mentioned he wants to do final inspection in 2 weeks??!! Does he mean PCI???? :shock:

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CW_L
Oct 19, 2018 2:30 pm
CW_L

Allura Estate

Allura Estate
VIC
1 ... 113, 114, 115

Don't have the PSP plan with me but look up on Melbourne Planning authority website and look for Truganina PSP. Only PTV can advise when they will start the bus service.…

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jitendrasharma
Oct 19, 2018 1:32 pm
cory
cory
Yesterday

Coral Homes - Modified Longreach 33 in QLD

Coral Homes - Modified Longreach 33 in QLD
QLD
1 ... 24, 25, 26

What is your inclusion like for the $440k 370m2 Longreach? We are looking at building a Longreach at ard 370m2 too but the quote given by the SC is ard $275k base price…

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cory
Oct 19, 2018 1:20 pm
nafeesra
nafeesra
Yesterday

custom Build ownit home ownithomes.com.au quote, upgrades

custom Build ownit home ownithomes.com.au quote, upgrades
QLD
1, 2

Some updates . Slab was planned to be pored on 11 October. They prepare for the slab on 11 but due to bad weather they aborted . Bad weather last one week . On Wednesday…

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nafeesra
Oct 19, 2018 12:58 pm
Skcel
Skcel
Yesterday

Jordan Spring East Land Valuation

Jordan Spring East Land Valuation

Yep that's correct, if your purchased the land some time ago like mentioned you wont have a problem with the valuation. They will only price it for what you paid for it.…

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Skcel
Oct 19, 2018 12:43 pm
Skcel
dwjj
dwjj
Yesterday

3d house model/lifesize plans

3d house model/lifesize plans

I've bought a block west of Sydney and am working on getting a design for the new home sorted. I'm trying to help my wife decide…

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dwjj
Oct 19, 2018 12:29 pm
dwjj
sparekh
sparekh
Yesterday

Metricon Trentham 30 plantation facade.

Metricon Trentham 30 plantation facade.
NSW

Can I ask how much it's costing you? We are currently set on Glendale but Trentham is our second choice if Glendale goes over our budget.

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sparekh
Oct 19, 2018 12:03 pm
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blackcat20
Oct 19, 2018 11:51 am
blackcat20
Huhness
Huhness
Yesterday

Ceiling height option for 2 storey - please vote

Ceiling height option for 2 storey - please vote

I don't like different ceiling heights between ground and first floors. You can tell when display homes have tried to carry the same door heights throughout the home when…

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Huhness
Oct 19, 2018 11:36 am
Huhness
sparekh
sparekh
Yesterday

Metricon Trentham

Metricon Trentham
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi ,can I ask how much was the total cost to build this house?

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sparekh
Oct 19, 2018 11:13 am
planeguy
planeguy
Yesterday

Heat Pump Dryer

Heat Pump Dryer

We love ours, but are "heavy" users - 3-5 or so loads a week. When we bought we calculated a 8 year pay back, but recorded an actual drop in electricity usage giving a 4…

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planeguy
Oct 19, 2018 10:27 am

Dropped edge beam versus brick rebate

Dropped edge beam versus brick rebate

Hi Bailey86 Best to wait for the geotech report, if it gets classified P you may well require piles In The meantime 1.Check with owners that are building with your…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 19, 2018 10:22 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Metricon CSC very slow response. What are my options

Metricon CSC very slow response. What are my options
VIC

Yes , we saw this in Perth at the end of the last boom period Now I suspect they won't be building any time soon BTW, you don't have an enforceable contract until they…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 19, 2018 9:44 am
StructuralBIMGuy

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