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darb74
darb74
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Building the Simonds Cleland 233 in SA

Building the Simonds Cleland 233 in SA
SA
1, 2, 3

Congrats on getting to slab stage....apart from the nice invoice I'm sure you will promptly receive! 😉 Now the fun stuff begins with frames and being able to walk…

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darb74
Mar 26, 2019 9:24 pm
darb74

Query on Porter Davis Summer Sale....

Query on Porter Davis Summer Sale....

I am confused with summer sale Ad. Ad says that I will get *offer money in post contract variation. For ex: if I choose a lifestyle house with 350k base price and with 70k…

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Sidhartha
Mar 26, 2019 9:14 pm
darb74
darb74
28 m

Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

That double glazing cost seemed fairly reasonable to me. At least you have had the chance to get it sorted. If you are getting a colorbond roof like us...once the…

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darb74
Mar 26, 2019 9:11 pm
darb74

Porter Davis Summer Promotions- Is it too good to be true?

Porter Davis Summer Promotions- Is it too good to be true?

I am also confused with this Ad and asked consultant, he said that I will get *offer money in post contract variation. For ex: if I choose a lifestyle house with 350k base…

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Sidhartha
Mar 26, 2019 9:05 pm
Melos
Melos
37 m

Stratco Outback Sunroof Review

Stratco Outback Sunroof Review

We have just had one put in but it’s not a stratco, the brand we got was an eclipse opening roof. https://hv.com.au/product/alfresco-opening-roof-flat/

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Melos
Mar 26, 2019 9:02 pm

Building with wisdom homes

Building with wisdom homes

Hi all, does anyone know of a forum or group that focuses on discussing their Wisdom Home experience, from the day we signed the contract (probably evening getting…

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AOC+VS
Mar 26, 2019 8:14 pm

Building will th Wisdom Homes

Building will th Wisdom Homes
NSW

Not uncommon unfortunately. We loved the Wisdom Manhattan but a workmate built with them and didn't enjoy the experience at all. That was enough to put us off...

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Chellos
Mar 26, 2019 8:08 pm

A big Builder is threatening to sue for defamation

A big Builder is threatening to sue for defamation
1, 2, 3

How disappointing that they appear to have won and posts have been deleted / removed. I'd tell them to go forth and multiply. Don't do a crappy job and you won't get…

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Chellos
Mar 26, 2019 8:01 pm

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)
NSW
1 ... 12, 13, 14

We are building a house with granny flat in MacArthur Heights. Do we need to pay contribution fee?

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TimBone
Mar 26, 2019 7:45 pm

Walk in/step in pantry’s

Walk in/step in pantry’s

Trying to design my kitchen. This time around I really want either a walk in or step In pantry. Any one have plans of something close to the rawsons metford 33? Would…

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tedsnewhome
Mar 26, 2019 7:43 pm

Bryan & Petersen Build in Regional Victoria

Bryan & Petersen Build in Regional Victoria
VIC
1, 2

Roof looks good, but wow that is cleanest site I’ve ever seen!!

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gogo65
Mar 26, 2019 7:41 pm
gogo65

Control Joints - Driveway

Control Joints - Driveway

Hi, I am trying to find some advice about crack control joints in a driveway. I read some of the Australian Standard and it states that they should be cut in within 24hrs…

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RenPro2007
Mar 26, 2019 7:41 pm

Custom Build

Custom Build

Hello, We're looking at purchasing a knock down rebuild in bayside and trying to get a handle on if we can make it work for a custom build with someone like Lat 37. We…

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Burny
Mar 26, 2019 7:27 pm

Guidance with labour and material costs for my concrete bric

Guidance with labour and material costs for my concrete bric

Hi there, I’ve posted a job online and I’m getting all sorts of different quotes for labour and material costs. I am hoping someone can offer me some guidance with…

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joe8489
Mar 26, 2019 7:20 pm

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

It is all coming together so beautifully. You must be thrilled! Enjoying watching another SA build, we are a fair bit behind you though :)

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Iguanatan
Mar 26, 2019 6:11 pm

Mega Homes Disappeared

Mega Homes Disappeared

Thanks for your reply... I think I need some legal help now I see that people are talking on internet that #Mega homes might gone #bankrupt, #insolvent or in…

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Western13
Mar 26, 2019 6:11 pm
kks
kks
4 h

Renovation Budget Help

Renovation Budget Help

Yup, vital to trust those property dot websites. Me and my data and Epping prices? On the way, way down. Dodged a bullet there, N. JMHOT. PS Have you seen the recent…

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kks
Mar 26, 2019 5:42 pm

Owner builder/builder engagement models

Owner builder/builder engagement models

Hi Folks. I'm new here so please forgive if I say something dumb. Anyway, we expect to undertake an owner build project in the near future and I'm curious and somewhat…

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TheGodwit
Mar 26, 2019 5:25 pm

Newpark Estate, Marsden Park

Newpark Estate, Marsden Park
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Thanks for the timeline. It gives me some clarity on how long to keep the tender active :D

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sdmels
Mar 26, 2019 4:52 pm
Forg
Forg
5 h

Custom Home v Project Home

Custom Home v Project Home
NSW

Unfortunately this doesn't help you; a mob named Alkira Homes who were bought by (and I'm not 100% sure this is correct) one of the Rawson brothers & now only does…

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Forg
Mar 26, 2019 4:12 pm

Hickinbothan in freeling

Hickinbothan in freeling

We are building with Statesman Homes, which is part of the Hickinbotham group. We were quoted $38,200 for footings ( our block is dead flat), $2,420 for travel and the…

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Bebbsy
Mar 26, 2019 3:13 pm

Newcastle KDR (Sekisui)-Post build -Patio cover & Landscape

Newcastle KDR (Sekisui)-Post build -Patio cover & Landscape
NSW
1 ... 56, 57, 58

When it comes to line marking services, you really have to do some research to make sure that you are choosing the right information. In that case your information is…

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AldrickWalker1
Mar 26, 2019 2:46 pm

Fairhaven Riverview 266 with Surfcoast facade

Fairhaven Riverview 266 with Surfcoast facade
VIC

Yep, why couldn't the windows be covered with plastic or something to at least keep the rain off. Are yours stacked on the slab or on the dirt? The inspectors don't get…

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GEOnTREY
Mar 26, 2019 2:26 pm

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 763, 764, 765

Is anyone happy to share pics of their single storey facades or elevation drawings? We need to lock in our facade but it’s so hard to get an true idea of the facades…

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Homedreams2019
Mar 26, 2019 2:08 pm

New home build - Custom Design WA

New home build - Custom Design WA
1, 2

Do you know which part of AS3700 it is in?

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amilelka
Mar 26, 2019 11:46 am

Paint advice please

Paint advice please

Assuming you are looking for a grey undertone. It will all depend on what colour carpets and flooring you are doing for the finished look. Our tiles on our patio looked…

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bestspecials
Mar 26, 2019 10:53 am
bestspecials

I'm trying to determine what style house this 1960s build is and hence how you would landscape the front yard and tidy up the front of the house. It's white brick with a…

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studfinder
Mar 26, 2019 10:29 am

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

End of week 19 (22 weeks since build started) This weeks progress: - Coral Homes QA…

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Brad_2477
Mar 26, 2019 9:42 am

Domaine Homes or Thrive Homes?

Domaine Homes or Thrive Homes?
NSW

Hi Not sure if i can help much as we are just about to commence construction with Domaine Homes. I do have a friend who is building Sienna 22 with Thrive Homes but they…

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MichelleK
Mar 26, 2019 9:30 am
saini
saini
12 h

Slab Cost

Slab Cost

Hi, If we build house in Jubilee Wyndham Vale need to pay extra for slab. Actually We have land in Jubilee Stage 8. Our builder extra $25000 charged for slab only as well…

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saini
Mar 26, 2019 9:19 am

New to building

New to building

Anyone building in freeling? I got a quote and footings are 40k and then travel is 6k then 1k for flooring and 1k for a/c then $500 for the render is this right

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Becstarr3
Mar 26, 2019 8:28 am
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gablesrocks
Mar 26, 2019 7:45 am

Marsden Park Elara and Newpark?

Marsden Park Elara and Newpark?

Hi Harshit, this is ken. are you looking to buy any land in new park, I bought a land one street behind the lake(very goog location) in stgae 2, 320sq meters, 10 meters…

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plaster&tiling
Mar 26, 2019 6:11 am
ucho
ucho
23 h

Demolition issues with asbestos

Demolition issues with asbestos

Hi, We are doing a knock down rebuild, with one of the bulk builders. We bought an old 2bedroom house which we demolished. I was made aware by the demolition company that…

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ucho
Mar 25, 2019 11:05 pm
jbal
jbal
24 h

Inspired Homes/ Como Homes - Custom Build Corner Block

Inspired Homes/ Como Homes - Custom Build Corner Block
VIC
1, 2

A dispute that Como is taking no responsibility for. Como says they have built the house and landscaping is not part of the contract. But the difference in height from…

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jbal
Mar 25, 2019 9:58 pm
shokel1975
shokel1975
Yesterday

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Knowing it is such a good cause will help you keep pedalling! Unfortunately I don’t think the weather will be on your side ....

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shokel1975
Mar 25, 2019 9:29 pm
shokel1975
Manj
Manj
Yesterday

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Yay! That’s awesome honeydee!!! Excited to be at the end of the build but it just seems to be dragging there are still loads of work to happen so not sure…

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Manj
Mar 25, 2019 9:20 pm
Manj

Hey all, Does anyone know how your house number is allocated? We just received our plans from council (Moreton Bay Council) and somehow we have been allocated number 32.…

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NathanRetreat298
Mar 25, 2019 8:35 pm
NathanRetreat298
Miarakky
Miarakky
Yesterday

Bunk beds/loft beds

Bunk beds/loft beds

Pumpkin is so far adamant that B should sleep in his room. Now even if that only lasts a short while, it's worth a try because we have a 3 bed and the 3rd bedroom is a…

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Miarakky
Mar 25, 2019 8:02 pm
Miarakky

Hi Everyone, We are halfway through a knock down rebuild and our alfresco area is a lot higher off ground level than we anticipated. We knew it wouldn’t be flush off…

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Karolien123
Mar 25, 2019 4:40 pm
alexp79
alexp79
Yesterday

Wall deviation

Wall deviation

you can at least try, it doesn't cost anything try :)

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alexp79
Mar 25, 2019 4:32 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
Yesterday

White mould floor bearer - asking for advice

White mould floor bearer - asking for advice

What is immediately above that area? A wet area like a bathroom, kitchen or laundry? If not moisture coming from above then it may be moisture coming from below. I can't…

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Stewie D
Mar 25, 2019 4:31 pm
alexp79
alexp79
Yesterday

Bricks - replacing individual bricks

Bricks - replacing individual bricks

Ah, better just render over. Will save you a lot of hassle and nerves.

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alexp79
Mar 25, 2019 4:27 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
Yesterday

Raised surface at the corner

Raised surface at the corner

" Looks to me like the paper corner tape hasn't been bedded properly" Yep, I have to agree with…

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Stewie D
Mar 25, 2019 4:07 pm
thme
thme
Yesterday

B1 Homes Perth WA -Custom Design

B1 Homes Perth WA -Custom Design
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

We had to get DA for our 52.1% coverage in City of Bayswater. We also had a lesser setback than designated for an R25 zoning. They also stated the standard 60-90 day…

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thme
Mar 25, 2019 4:07 pm
TimBone
TimBone
Yesterday

Need feedback on our floor plan

Need feedback on our floor plan
1, 2, 3

Appreciate all your replies. You guys are awesome!

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TimBone
Mar 25, 2019 3:26 pm
saeen
saeen
Yesterday

Building in Manor Lakes

Building in Manor Lakes
NSW

I guess it all depends on individual experience. I know someone who was with Mimosa - was happy but during construction they changed the supervisor and from their it went…

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saeen
Mar 25, 2019 1:52 pm

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