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Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Hi aaron2008 We did get a quote but it seemed ridiculously expensive

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ml117
Aug 15, 2018 7:23 pm
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r_13
Aug 15, 2018 7:22 pm
r_13

Hi All, Quick update, did sign with Platinum but only lost about $15,000 worth of deposit and pre-planning expenses. We ended up getting the home built with a smaller WA…

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207 de
Aug 15, 2018 7:16 pm

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - PCI booked

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - PCI booked
VIC
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I had a similar problem. We fixed it by getting the bricklayer to fill those weep holes and then drill out a few more higher up. Can you do similar? Fingers crossed for you.

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Christoshizz
Aug 15, 2018 7:11 pm
Christoshizz

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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Oh yes if they stuff up they need to rectify it. They made a lot of mistakes with our build and I thought we were fairly understanding with it all. My point is that the…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Aug 15, 2018 7:07 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis
VIC
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So we have been in the new house for 4.5 months. I've just done a blog about our New Home Care Inspection which happened yesterday https://waldorfgrangebuild.wordpress.co…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Aug 15, 2018 7:04 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
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Yeah I’m hearing you. Our battle has been the weather. So hopefully once external is finished, it’s full steam ahead Metricon Franklin 53 modified

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stoff17
Aug 15, 2018 6:58 pm
Dani_J
Dani_J
58 m

Arden - Votivo 43

Arden - Votivo 43
VIC
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That is so exciting!! Feels so weird until they finally go in. No more ladders!

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Dani_J
Aug 15, 2018 6:30 pm
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Adiba
Aug 15, 2018 5:19 pm

Capped water point unusual cost ($5000)

Capped water point unusual cost ($5000)

Our builder advised they can't add a cold water point due to cross contamination, this makes it very difficult as the the toilets will be using grey water per council…

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TommGee
Aug 15, 2018 4:49 pm

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
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Your responsible to pay for it. But it’s not thousands. No where near it. If it’s thousands it could be 2 things. 1 someone else is using the water. And 2 you have…

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Doulton777
Aug 15, 2018 4:28 pm
Doulton777

Owner Builders-Sydney

Owner Builders-Sydney

Your certifier is talking about construction certificate (CC). But before CC you would need to receive DA or CDC first, which do not require owner builder permit, but do…

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alexp79
Aug 15, 2018 4:26 pm
kks
kks
3 h

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park
NSW
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300sm...where's the second car, the trailer, the boat going to go?

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kks
Aug 15, 2018 4:21 pm

When a Granny Flat is not a Granny Flat

When a Granny Flat is not a Granny Flat
NSW

Intergrated Granny - looks like a product for built for AirBnB.

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IamSAM
Aug 15, 2018 4:04 pm
IamSAM
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Tajana
Aug 15, 2018 3:13 pm
Tajana

Door misalignment issue

Door misalignment issue

If you had a competent pre purchase inspection done then the issues would have been pointed out to you during purchase cooling off period, giving you an option to…

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building-expert
Aug 15, 2018 3:04 pm
building-expert

Land Registration? Kellyville - Balmoral Road Release

Land Registration? Kellyville - Balmoral Road Release
NSW
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There is also no footpath yet on New Holland Drive. So wondering what type of final plans will go to council for approval? Plumbing/Taps plus the compliance certificate,…

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bps18
Aug 15, 2018 2:04 pm

My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build

My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build
VIC
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Hi Renman, yes includes the rendered fence. That’s a pretty good price if that’s including the fence viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Aug 15, 2018 1:08 pm
Doulton777
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Summitlovin
Aug 15, 2018 12:48 pm

New Living Homes

New Living Homes
NSW
1 ... 40, 41, 42

Any one knows which company does the fly screen / security doors for New Living Homes?

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subhra1981
Aug 15, 2018 11:50 am

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Had our walk through yesterday. Was happy to meet our SS who seems really good. Roof was supposed to go on Monday but due to high winds they have been unable to do so -…

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Bronte19
Aug 15, 2018 11:44 am

Insulating 7 Start + new house

Insulating 7 Start + new house
1, 2

Insulation products will only get you so far. The two key things are internal thermal mass and air leakage which will govern how effective your insulation is. Not sure…

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MisterSlope
Aug 15, 2018 11:43 am

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 556, 557, 558

bestspecials - you are correct about hubby too

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IamSAM
Aug 15, 2018 11:07 am
IamSAM

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park
NSW

We have a 300sqm smart living lot at Bardia. We have signed the contract with Everyday homes. So far the process was smooth and good. If anyone is interest send me a…

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Dee2310
Aug 15, 2018 10:32 am

Greenvale Heritage Views

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

Hey everyone, i just wanted to say that im so sorry to hear about what is going on with stage 2. I spoke with the council and one of the senior subdivision engineers told…

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Absta
Aug 15, 2018 10:06 am

Builder Dispute

Builder Dispute

Hi Cellco Welcome to the Forum You will require an expert mechanical vibration Engineer Where are you and what information do you have already?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 15, 2018 9:31 am
StructuralBIMGuy

15th August - Garage went in so at full lock up stage. Lower downpipes, painting and hopefully vanity delivery and potential install. 20th August - tiling wet areas…

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doosra
Aug 15, 2018 9:03 am

Provincial Homes

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

Hi SGn3lly We had a feature wall missing in one bathroom, the feature wall tiles on the wrong wall in the ensuite as well as the remainder of the ensuite being done in a…

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Duke145
Aug 15, 2018 8:55 am

Hairline Cracks and Sound from walls

Hairline Cracks and Sound from walls
1, 2

100%, You could have aided the engineers report, had a solution and fix to the problem if you had collected the correct Photos and Data in the first instance. Engineering…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 15, 2018 8:47 am
StructuralBIMGuy

This is how your garage and portico should be finished Hope these help

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Drew01
Aug 15, 2018 8:26 am
Drew01

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Looking great K&D! So good seeing it all come together. Congratulations.

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SteveMc
Aug 15, 2018 8:23 am
SteveMc

No I did that myself. I took lots of photos before the gyprock went up on the ceiling and so I knew exactly where the joists were and managed to get this screen within 2mm…

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VistaDream
Aug 15, 2018 8:14 am
Jacks
Jacks
13 h

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
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Can anyone please share what the kitchen selections appointment involves, what to take, what discussions you have etc? And if you’re doing a poly kitchen what colours…

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Jacks
Aug 15, 2018 6:35 am

Land valuation in Tarneit , Rockbank or Wollert ?

Land valuation in Tarneit , Rockbank or Wollert ?

Has anyone recently settled any Land in Tarneit/ Rockbank or Wollert ? ( Victoria ) What is the valuation coming up like ?

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ever_trust
Aug 15, 2018 6:05 am
ever_trust

Does bored piers stops slab heave?

Does bored piers stops slab heave?

Add to that poorly maintained neighbouring swimming pools and tree planting without understanding the possible ramifications.

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Mr. Sausage
Aug 15, 2018 12:31 am

Montgomery Homes - Upslope Block

Montgomery Homes - Upslope Block
NSW

Hi, I guess you have finished your build with Montgomery. How do you find them? Are you happy with the final product? Would you build with them again?

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Huggies
Aug 15, 2018 12:23 am
Bels
Bels
19 h

Ducted heating floor vents (first floor)

Ducted heating floor vents (first floor)

Sorry I was a bit vague in my reply above. The pooling air around your feet will occur only upstairs but is also dependent on the location of your return air grille. You…

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Bels
Aug 15, 2018 12:09 am

Metricon - Savannah 40 - Adelaide Athelstone

Metricon - Savannah 40 - Adelaide Athelstone
SA
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Exciting times. :) Congratulations! Look forward to reading about your build progress.

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dunkintoo
Aug 14, 2018 11:27 pm

Please help. Need advice

Please help. Need advice

Yeah very true. Thank you so much for your input, it’s really helped. I just wanted to hear all this from a neutral and not just the sale pitch from supplier. What I…

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stoff17
Aug 14, 2018 10:58 pm

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast
QLD
1 ... 7, 8, 9

sorry ive been sesrching brighton again and realised i didnt see your reply. the proce per m2 spunds great :) thanks for taking the time to reply

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candiceb
Aug 14, 2018 9:44 pm
BB87
BB87
22 h

Has anyone built with Hotondo?

Has anyone built with Hotondo?
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi Happy Flower. I’m also having the same problemZ said they don’t do base prices as that’s never the cost of the build?! How am I suppose to compare if I don’t…

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BB87
Aug 14, 2018 9:03 pm
ratna
ratna
23 h

Building on Slope -right to left 1.25m- land - suggestions n

Building on Slope -right to left 1.25m- land - suggestions n

Decided to retain, but not sure which of the below retain option is best? a) If we cut on right side, and build retaining of 1.3m right, then whole house level is…

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ratna
Aug 14, 2018 8:12 pm

home cleaning services

home cleaning services

I can personally recommend Fantastic Services Group as a cleaning company - https://fantasticservicesgroup.com.au/c ... -services/ , they offer all kinds of services, not…

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MelanieJohnson8501
Aug 14, 2018 8:09 pm
MelanieJohnson8501
Phan
Phan
24 h

Building Inspector

Building Inspector

Hi Simon, my house in box hill south. Thanks Phan

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Phan
Aug 14, 2018 7:55 pm

Review talk about Flushing Toilet & Everything related to toilet we review products. We talk about what to buy & what not…

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pervez
Aug 14, 2018 7:01 pm
jcal
jcal
Yesterday

Stormwater Charged System Required?

Stormwater Charged System Required?

Thanks All, yes, my calcs are the same, does not seem to require a charged system. I have not been charged for the upgrade BTW, just don't see why it would be…

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jcal
Aug 14, 2018 6:55 pm

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