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Old Nov 26th 2012, 8:20 am
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Hurrah we have progress. We purchased the land in May 2012 - so here's a quick snapshot
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wow, thats going quick... who are you building with? did you buy a land/house package or did you buy the land and then find a build?

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wow, thats going quick... who are you building with? did you buy a land/house package or did you buy the land and then find a build?

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Not nosey at all! We bought the land first then we t hunting for a builder, finally deciding on plantation homes. We're building the doulton lux with a few changes to the design for our family should be completed by march 2013
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keep us updated with photos please !!
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now, I had a peak on their website and saw the design, you are building( now that's nosey ) WOW what a lovley house!!, I must I was suprised by the prices ( in a positive way ) but I had a look at land, and was a bit dissapointed to see how expensive they can be......
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Hurrah we have progress. We purchased the land in May 2012 - so here's a quick snapshot
That's fab, and so quick!! Also had a sneek peak at the house. Verrrry nice
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now, I had a peak on their website and saw the design, you are building( now that's nosey ) WOW what a lovley house!!, I must I was suprised by the prices ( in a positive way ) but I had a look at land, and was a bit dissapointed to see how expensive they can be......
please keep us up to date with pics.....
lol and whatever they tell you, add on at least 20% cos the figure you need to look at is their 'list' price. Yep the land is expensive, and you have to account for retaining walls (ours cost around $22,000) just to get the walls in and cut and fill it ready for the slab. They also don't cover rock removal. We were lucky that on the soil test it came back as 'soft rock'.

Things I'd do again? Most def buy the land to suit the house (not the other way around) as it would have been so much cheaper to go with a flat block. Hindsights a wonderful thing

Other items not included: electrics, lighting, render (or facade) - they basically brick it, driveway, fencing, air con. So all up it's costing a wee bit more. Also no discounts applied to us (the zone discount) as we were building out of area Took the boys there for the first time since they saw 'land' and they're a little bit happy Please ignore their silliness, twas after school and they were hot and tired
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Hurrah we have progress. We purchased the land in May 2012 - so here's a quick snapshot
nice!!!
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nice!!!
One frame complete. Roof Monday apparently. I guess after this bit it all slows down?
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Where in the sunshine coast are you building, we are trying to sell our house here in melbourne so we can move up there for work reasons, we have been looking around pelican waters?
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Where in the sunshine coast are you building, we are trying to sell our house here in melbourne so we can move up there for work reasons, we have been looking around pelican waters?
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Hi Ronnie building at eumundi. I've never been to pelican waters, that's about 50 mins south of us I think?
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Where in the sunshine coast are you building, we are trying to sell our house here in melbourne so we can move up there for work reasons, we have been looking around pelican waters?
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We have a roof and windows - hurrah!
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It's looking really good! Our plans are STILL with the designer. After we approve these he has to do the final plans. He is so slow I am going mad. We've explained that we are paying our mortgage now and need him to be quick but to no avail...........VERY frustrating and wishing we'd gone with one of the builder's own designs. I'm sure it'll be good in the end though...........fingers crossed!
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It's looking really good! Our plans are STILL with the designer. After we approve these he has to do the final plans. He is so slow I am going mad. We've explained that we are paying our mortgage now and need him to be quick but to no avail...........VERY frustrating and wishing we'd gone with one of the builder's own designs. I'm sure it'll be good in the end though...........fingers crossed!
Hows it going? Do you have your plans yet? Its gone to a standstill here, Christmas break. Eek! Just has the brickies were starting as well. Apparently they'll start again on the 21st jan
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