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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
kks
kks
26 m

Soil Removal

Soil Removal

Contract permits builder variations. As a client your research prior to signing a contract always pays dividends.

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kks
Oct 19, 2018 11:17 am

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

Hi guys what this part of my plans (that Ive pointed to) means?

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PharmaG
Oct 19, 2018 11:13 am

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 653, 654, 655

Work on our main floors have started. However yday there was no one on-site. We have more days with no trade on-site which is frustrating considering we are so…

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aaron2008
Oct 19, 2018 11:12 am
aaron2008
kks
kks
32 m

Jordan Spring East Land Valuation

Jordan Spring East Land Valuation

Quick review has vacant JS residential land currently selling at average $1300 sm.

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kks
Oct 19, 2018 11:11 am

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

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Hi Amanda It really comes down to scope of work but we did a lot of cost and quality comparison and Krista really was so reasonable. She can do one room or your entire…

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Lquill
Oct 19, 2018 9:52 am

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

Arden Developments

Arden Developments
VIC
1 ... 160, 161, 162

The builders are the ones saying this. When I approached council to see if this is the usual requirement they were scratching their heads saying its only to drop…

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MangoC
Oct 19, 2018 9:33 am

Kit Home Builder Perth Hills

Kit Home Builder Perth Hills

I have fallen in love with a block of land in the Perth Hills.It only has a slight slope but around 1m underground is rock. I figure that the only way to make it work is a…

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Mrs_Puddleduck
Oct 19, 2018 1:24 am

Zero Boundary - Drainage

Zero Boundary - Drainage

If your contract was signed after 1 September 2016, the builder has acted illegally as your agent. Given that the builder has initiated action to construct the retaining…

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SaveH2O
Oct 18, 2018 11:44 pm
SaveH2O
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
12 h

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 560, 561, 562

Hi Everyone, We finished our tile appointment and waiting for cost and as expected change of mind. Any tips just before going for colour selection at gold coast would be…

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MrsAJ
Oct 18, 2018 11:40 pm
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
12 h

Any tips for Colour selections??

Any tips for Colour selections??

Hi Everyone, We finished our tile appointment and waiting for cost and as expected change of mind. Any tips just before going for colour selection at gold coast would be…

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MrsAJ
Oct 18, 2018 11:39 pm

Multi generational homes

Multi generational homes

In recent times have become a new emerging building trend. The idea is creating a 'home within a home' by adding an extension with a separate entrance and all the…

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XL Built
Oct 18, 2018 11:25 pm
pbwhi0
pbwhi0
13 h

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

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

Here are the prices I have received (all prices include GST): ORIGIN: $125.50 per 45kg bottle, $40.50 per bottle/annum for rent. AGASNATIONAL: $135.00 per 45kg bottle,…

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pbwhi0
Oct 18, 2018 10:51 pm
pbwhi0
samau
samau
13 h

How to move a fridge

How to move a fridge

Thank you for suggestion bashworth

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samau
Oct 18, 2018 10:45 pm
samau
moid
moid
14 h

Allura Estate

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

Hi, Just wondering whether there is going to be a park or play area on the corner of Bolivar Esplanade/ Sedgefield ave?

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moid
Oct 18, 2018 10:04 pm

New Breeze Bardia

New Breeze Bardia
NSW

If you choose design from a builder, normally, its builder job to pay for the insurance. I never heard you have to pay it yourself. You will only pay your own insurance…

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wentworth33
Oct 18, 2018 9:51 pm
Clean
Clean
14 h

Merricks 45 with Metricon

Merricks 45 with Metricon
1, 2, 3

Site start today. Top soil has been removed and exciting time :)

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Clean
Oct 18, 2018 9:45 pm

Who's building with Clarendon??

Who's building with Clarendon??
NSW
1 ... 925, 926, 927

I am building in NSW. The Madison I checked was from Clarendon website NSW. I checked QLD Madison and Sheridan. Sheridan better, except for the Kitchen. If you can move…

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wentworth33
Oct 18, 2018 9:28 pm

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Hey CW_L, That is so awful!!! Can't believe your choice of stone is discontinued! I would be so upset too! Makes me want to cry just thinking about it. 😣 Those…

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Newy-Jan
Oct 18, 2018 9:11 pm
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
15 h

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast

Hi batzloa! Same here, it's so nice to see someone from Sunshine Coast. Where are you building? It's good you were given the correct list. We were given a old one which…

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MrsAJ
Oct 18, 2018 9:06 pm

Montgomery Homes Carolina

Montgomery Homes Carolina

Hi we are about to build the carolina 260 with Montgomery Homes and was wondering if anyone who has the carolina could share some photos of their entry way? The high…

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Stella80
Oct 18, 2018 7:50 pm
Viks
Viks
16 h

Carlisle Easy Living

Carlisle Easy Living
VIC

Hey Taylor great to know that you are building with Easy Living..Even I have recently signed a contract with them, but am bit nervous of the build quality when compared…

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Viks
Oct 18, 2018 7:19 pm

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41
VIC

We have the colour selection appointment on the 1st November. Haven't been phoned yet to set up the electrical. At this stage, it is looking likely to start in January.

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TiredHalo
Oct 18, 2018 5:52 pm
TiredHalo

FIRST HOME – METRICON WINCHESTER 28

FIRST HOME – METRICON WINCHESTER 28
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Sorry to hear that. Hope everything gets resolved and goes well.

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Kimmykim
Oct 18, 2018 5:44 pm

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane
QLD

That's good to know it's a reasonable option to go garage -> laundry then outside. I was speaking to a friend, and he has to carry his mower over carpet to get it…

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KingTaco
Oct 18, 2018 4:29 pm
KingTaco
arp1
arp1
20 h

stonefields wollert

stonefields wollert
1, 2

Oh ok see I was told they can cancel and we can also cancel if the permits have still not been approved. Not necessarily reject so to say. Basically if February comes…

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arp1
Oct 18, 2018 4:01 pm

Metricon Winchester 28- Waiting for keys....

Metricon Winchester 28- Waiting for keys....
VIC
1 ... 51, 52, 53

Final invoice finally in hand. Here's hoping we get a handover date next.

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blackcat20
Oct 18, 2018 3:31 pm
blackcat20

Shadowline and handleless island bench

Shadowline and handleless island bench
1, 2

Yes that handle strip works, I have used it a few times but not for quite a while. I just depends on if you like the idea of having an aluminium strip on the top of all…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Oct 18, 2018 3:01 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens

It’s been a long time coming but today........ finally..... we have some progress. It might not be much but at least we know we haven’t been forgotten. Never liked a…

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Salfield
Oct 18, 2018 2:12 pm

Mystique Wollert

Mystique Wollert
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi all, YNWA and I, have created secret Facebook Secret Group for Mystique Wollert Community :) If you like to join, either PM me or YNWA your facebook email address and we…

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mywollert
Oct 18, 2018 1:31 pm
n.devo
n.devo
Yesterday

Here We Go !!! Henley - Vienna Started....

Here We Go !!! Henley - Vienna Started....

Hi! How has your build been going? My husband and I are looking into possibly building a house in the next year or two and were originally looking at Arden, but also…

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n.devo
Oct 18, 2018 11:35 am
alissa
alissa
Yesterday

Eden brae home options gallery

Eden brae home options gallery
NSW

How is your laminex cupboards going? Just been to our 1st appointment and I am stuck in whether to go poly or laminate...

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alissa
Oct 18, 2018 11:07 am

Chemical Underpinning my home

Chemical Underpinning my home

MysticWoman welcome to the forum Who recommended chemical underpinning have you had it checked by an engineer? BTW, Photos also help in identifying solutions Cheers

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 18, 2018 9:40 am
StructuralBIMGuy

G.J Gardner build - Week 15 - Painting

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

A bit of a lost week this week - no work scheduled until Monday when the painters are due. 2 or 3 weeks they plan on being there. We will get a solid PCI date once they…

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BrentandAllison
Oct 18, 2018 9:13 am
BrentandAllison
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kailie86
Oct 18, 2018 7:25 am
kailie86
Melos
Melos
Yesterday

Interior paint colour

Interior paint colour

You could also look at lexicon we have it in our current place it has a grey tint but looks clean and fresh

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Melos
Oct 18, 2018 7:08 am
kirashogun
kirashogun
Yesterday

Timber double glazed windows

Timber double glazed windows

Old school huh. These days nobody uses Vic ash due to dimensional stability issues or lack there of. The standard for timber windows is western red cedar. Even though…

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kirashogun
Oct 18, 2018 12:14 am
Bailey86
Bailey86
17 October

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0
NSW
1 ... 726, 727, 728

Hi Gibson, It looks great, congratulations. Are you able to advise whether your balustrade for the stairs is standard? If not how much extra was it? What did you choose…

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Bailey86
Oct 17, 2018 11:06 pm
Littlegem
Littlegem
17 October

Edenbrae homes

Edenbrae homes

Am in the process of negotiations with Eden Brae and am wondering how many freebies or extras anyone has been able to negotiate into their package above what they include…

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Littlegem
Oct 17, 2018 9:50 pm
Littlegem
Littlegem
17 October

Eden Brae

Eden Brae

Am in the process of negotiations with Eden Brae and am wondering how many freebies or extras anyone has been able to negotiate into their package above what they include…

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Littlegem
Oct 17, 2018 9:47 pm
Tim65
Tim65
17 October

Storm water

Storm water

Just my English heritage calling it glue ! Thanks You appreciate your time in replying

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Tim65
Oct 17, 2018 8:23 pm
Tim65

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