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    We were going to build but ending up buying a ready built new home. We were told it would be around 13 months from signing contracts to moving in

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    Our first house, pipes installed and slab poured during the week before Melbourne Cup 2005 (November).. and the house was completed by April 2006. We didn't settle until July though because a dispute with the builders.

    With our second house (which was two storey and twice the size of the previous house), the contracts were signed end of January 2008, slab was poured April 2008 and settlement was the end of October 2008.

    So for both houses, actual construction was around 6months..

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    Quote Originally Posted by happygrl View Post
    We bought the land in Sept 2008. Title wasn't released until mid-2009. Site prep started Nov 09 and the slab was poured dec 09. The builders went into administration Nov 2010, after doing nothing for at least 6 months.

    The builders warranty insurance took nearly a year to be paid and we moved in 16 march 2012.

    So almost 4 years
    OMG wow that would have been painful!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bell & Bug View Post
    OMG wow that would have been painful!!!
    It was horrible. We were supposed to be in the new house before DS was born.

    It all worked out in the end though and the house is amazing

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    We have been quoted a generous 12 months, but he said due to certain circumstances our build may be a lot quicker than that. I hope so.


 

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