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Land Registration? Kellyville - Balmoral Road Release

Land Registration? Kellyville - Balmoral Road Release
NSW
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Once council approved, LPI takes 3 to 4 wks to be processed meaning registration inclusive for each lot ? Or is that the separate process ?

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BVN
Oct 24, 2018 4:47 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 402, 403, 404

Hi everyone Does anyone know the cost for upgrading to an additional hot water system? We are building a 2 story house with 3 showers and M have just informed us we will…

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PharmaG
Oct 24, 2018 4:41 pm

G.J Gardner build - Week 16 - Painting

G.J Gardner build - Week 16 - Painting
QLD
1 ... 13, 14, 15

UUUGGGGHHHHH! Now the owners of our rental want to sell up. ASAP! FFS. Honestly, I think they can wait until we are out. If I didn't have my dialysis setup at home,…

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BrentandAllison
Oct 24, 2018 4:40 pm
BrentandAllison

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
1, 2, 3

Hi Hwood, Our block is 1245sqm. Your block is HUGE! Our alfresco is 10m x 5m and cost about 36k. When we were looking for a builder we saw the floor plan and fell in…

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NicolleAW
Oct 24, 2018 4:39 pm
niles
niles
25 m

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 659, 660, 661

I have been going through the thread for some time and trying to finalise things, I got quotes from 2 different builders and for a similar square home , My land is…

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niles
Oct 24, 2018 4:31 pm

demolition cost

demolition cost

I'm after a rough idea on demolition price for a small weatherboard around 12sq house on stumps if anyone has any advice? Just trying to get an idea of how much a knock…

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cupcake.girl
Oct 24, 2018 4:13 pm

Employ Builder on Hourly Rate?

Employ Builder on Hourly Rate?

Hi RydeReno Welcome to the forum Seriously I wouldn't go down that path Plan the project properly, work out how long it will take and get a fixed price for each…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 24, 2018 3:59 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Are these defects "normal" ?

Are these defects "normal" ?

I guess i will just focus on the positives. They have responded well to the reports and are addressing most of the issues (some I agree are very pedantic)

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brokenstick
Oct 24, 2018 3:56 pm
brokenstick

Building again, Ben Trager homes WA

Building again, Ben Trager homes WA
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

So close yet so far. Hopefully they get it done. Looking good and cant wait to see the final pictures mate.

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steel
Oct 24, 2018 2:28 pm

Who is building with Beechwood

Who is building with Beechwood
NSW
1 ... 785, 786, 787

Everyone moved to Facebook, no one could answer you.

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akuma69
Oct 24, 2018 1:49 pm

East Estate

East Estate
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

thank you for the replies future neighbors 😁

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easty
Oct 24, 2018 1:47 pm

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
1 ... 89, 90, 91

of course we asked them to leave it on site. we asked them to take one load and leave the leftovers on site as we will anyway need it for landscaping (and we will need a…

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nada17
Oct 24, 2018 1:26 pm

Stacker/Sliding door height - is the price excessive or ok?

Stacker/Sliding door height - is the price excessive or ok?

Hi guys, really need your input on this. Currently I'm building with Metricon and all my sliding doors (4 in total) are at 2.1…

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Freak_Zombie
Oct 24, 2018 12:05 pm

Home extension- master bedroom +ensuite

Home extension- master bedroom +ensuite

Hi there, does anyone know of a good Adelaide home extension company that will build a master bedroom plus ensuite in brick for a good price?

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griggs5
Oct 24, 2018 11:13 am

Unforeseen site costs due to neighbours landscaping

Unforeseen site costs due to neighbours landscaping

Hi all, building a home and have a query regarding additional site costs My land had less than 0.5m of fall across the block and up to 1m of fill. I was stung about 16k…

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Olivia1
Oct 24, 2018 11:04 am

No fridge in main kitchen? Anyone done this

No fridge in main kitchen? Anyone done this

In the 70's (yes that long ago) my parents extended and built a new kitchen/family room. They put the fridge in the pantry mainly because it was so old, Mum didn't want…

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OurLindrum52
Oct 24, 2018 11:02 am

Frameless shower

Frameless shower

Most doors also swing inwards, however we just put the mat to the side to step onto it after a shower. Also, I like to dry myself off as well as my feet inside the shower…

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OurLindrum52
Oct 24, 2018 10:53 am

GR Homes / Edgeworth Constructions into liquidation

GR Homes / Edgeworth Constructions into liquidation

Hi, Anyone else out there in a similar position. We were 85-90% complete on a custom build with GR Homes / Edgeworth Constructions and have recently been advised they…

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Amie79
Oct 24, 2018 10:45 am

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

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

Hi Rayman, I hope you are well. Karlo from Kaplan Homes - Yes we can certainly build your home. We provide free tenders & our tender prices are capped fixed for 2 years…

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Karlo-Kaplan Homes
Oct 24, 2018 10:32 am

Metricon Winchester 28- So Close Now....

Metricon Winchester 28- So Close Now....
VIC
1 ... 52, 53, 54

Possibly. Tempted to invoice them directly first then escalate as required.

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blackcat20
Oct 24, 2018 10:30 am
blackcat20

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes
VIC
1, 2, 3

Still no news . i am at breaking point because they have been lingering on PCI for a while now. Will be writing a review on product review for sure now.

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yasir_fnd
Oct 24, 2018 10:29 am

So, if you are looking for the easiest renovation without knocking down any walls, I would keep the kitchen where it is and work within the spaces you have. I would keep…

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bestspecials
Oct 24, 2018 10:23 am
bestspecials

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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

That's so frustrating! Good idea to meet with council, hope they can be clear with what they want regarding the trees, such an odd request to get arborist given you are…

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kjane
Oct 24, 2018 10:10 am
fely
fely
7 h

Any experiences with Firstyle homes

Any experiences with Firstyle homes
NSW
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Hi MaxAt, Were on the same boat. My land registration initially is July then it was pushed back to October. Until now, I still don’t have news when it will get…

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fely
Oct 24, 2018 9:56 am

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Our supervisor said the standard is three weeks (ours was longer due to things outside their control). Theyll get things fixed, their inspector will go back through to…

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blackcat20
Oct 24, 2018 8:47 am
blackcat20

All the poles are up now. The building now looks like a shape that could be a house! We scored the use of an old truck mounted cherry picker (ex electricity utility…

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RuffTuff
Oct 24, 2018 7:48 am
RuffTuff

{Dawn} SE Melb Build - Done and dusted!

{Dawn} SE Melb Build - Done and dusted!
VIC
1 ... 145, 146, 147

So havent heard from DBA or builder...Im thinking this is going to bea very long process.

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aloenyx
Oct 24, 2018 6:44 am
aloenyx

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Roof

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Roof
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

No sarking, like Kolloche it wasn't offered to us and wasn't something we were made aware of. Too late now Being a total non-builder/carpenter/anything hands on I'm not…

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Clareymoo
Oct 24, 2018 6:08 am

Building a home with Langdon Builders Ballarat (Horsham)

Building a home with Langdon Builders Ballarat (Horsham)
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Same colour fence as mine I went with the lighter colour as well not the monument

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kathysangel
Oct 24, 2018 12:56 am
GLO
GLO
18 h

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39 Build Thread

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39 Build Thread
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi Doosra, Inching closer I see! I have a question for you (and anyone else that can comment) 1. did you go via CDC or DA? I have been advised that the Private…

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GLO
Oct 23, 2018 11:24 pm

Rawson Homes & The Life Style Store - Any feeback?

Rawson Homes & The Life Style Store - Any feeback?
NSW

This reads like I wrote it. 🤔😁. Same experience with Rawson. Don’t remember if I said it before but they are in breach of contract for our job. They also came…

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Salfield
Oct 23, 2018 10:56 pm

Hi I bought a unit off plan from these guys buy the settlement dragged for so long. The developer, builder and council point their finger at each other and no one knows…

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goooodman79
Oct 23, 2018 10:43 pm
gogo65
gogo65
18 h

KDR - Greystanes NSW - Lily Homes, Jasmine 34/36

KDR - Greystanes NSW - Lily Homes, Jasmine 34/36
NSW

Always good to put up plans or colours etc, everyone loves pictures! Good luck with your build

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gogo65
Oct 23, 2018 10:37 pm
gogo65

Height of kitchen/ splashback/ wall cabinets

Height of kitchen/ splashback/ wall cabinets

A windows manufacturer can make a window any size, within certain upper and lower limits, neither of which applies in your situation.

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arcadelt
Oct 23, 2018 10:12 pm

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique
1, 2, 3

Mine took 11 months. But the suppliers held us up. The baluster for the balcony took over 2 months. And the splashback took about the same. They were big pains. My ss…

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Doulton777
Oct 23, 2018 10:03 pm
Doulton777

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW

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

So exciting when you start early Isn’t it! We got peirs today hoping for plumbing tomorrow then slab next week. So we are only 1 week behind what he said so as long as…

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Tash801
Oct 23, 2018 8:22 pm

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 561, 562, 563

Hi Kevinmarquies We chose 600x600 rectified tiles from national tiles for all our living areas and cost us about $2800 extra on top of the allowance. Bear in mind the…

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Marcoola32_GC
Oct 23, 2018 5:23 pm
Lisa Hughes
Lisa Hughes
Yesterday

Upgrade to vinyl flooring

Upgrade to vinyl flooring

Hi, no we have our appointment on Thursday to discuss the flooring.

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Lisa Hughes
Oct 23, 2018 4:47 pm
shokel1975
shokel1975
Yesterday

Building Glendale 34 Limited Edition with Metricon in Wallan

Building Glendale 34 Limited Edition with Metricon in Wallan
VIC

We have hired Houspect as our independent inspector and we will use them for every stage of the build - just for piece of mind. A lot of people use Darbecca and seem to…

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shokel1975
Oct 23, 2018 3:51 pm
shokel1975
ehhc
ehhc
Yesterday

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
1 ... 47, 48, 49

Wow the sheers over the stackers look great!! we’ve left the sheers for the sliding and stacking doors to last, wasn’t sure how they would look and function but your…

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ehhc
Oct 23, 2018 3:29 pm
ehhc
kathysangel
kathysangel
Yesterday

Review standard inclusions provided by builder

Review standard inclusions provided by builder
QLD

Read your contract thoroughly and make sure all the inclusions are there my builder didnt include my bar fridge tank and many more things I payed for I had to specs on my…

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kathysangel
Oct 23, 2018 2:42 pm
shokel1975
shokel1975
Yesterday

Electrical plan in sovereign 50 Metricon

Electrical plan in sovereign 50 Metricon

We were told you won't need as many downlights as the display homes - they are lit up like an airport. We are building the Glendale 42. We have the following number of…

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shokel1975
Oct 23, 2018 2:16 pm
shokel1975
ZombieNurse
ZombieNurse
Yesterday

Adding an extension

Adding an extension

I am looking at buying a 2 bedroom house on a 1000m block. 3-4bedroom houses go for considerably more so I was thinking of adding an extension. Any tips on budget but not…

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ZombieNurse
Oct 23, 2018 2:10 pm
Stella80
Stella80
Yesterday

Montgomery Homes Carolina

Montgomery Homes Carolina
NSW

thanks so much for the photo. do you have any pics of the inside just as you enter? would love to see the entry and what it feels like with standard height ceiling. thanks again

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Stella80
Oct 23, 2018 2:01 pm
ymiao4398
ymiao4398
Yesterday

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

lower floor roofs doesn't go on until after the eaves are in. once the scaffolding are down then that's when they start the alfresco and front. our roof was on in one day too.

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ymiao4398
Oct 23, 2018 1:00 pm

Saratoga Rise

Saratoga Rise
NSW
1, 2

Hi everyone, We bought lot 275 in January, yesterday they said land release date is in February or March 2019!!!

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Shirin Tavakoli
Oct 23, 2018 12:37 pm

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