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Our Glendale 39 - Metricon (Blackwood Park, SA)Our Glendale 39 - Metricon (Blackwood Park, SA)
SA
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Your thought is really true and that sounds funny if the baby gets stuck on the stairs gaps 😂 To be honest, today I was also thinking about putting my baby on the…

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tungfai
Mar 26, 2017 2:43 am

Today was tile selection day. Selecting the tiles for the bathroom, ensuite, laundry, and also a tentative tile selection for the main living areas. The decision for…

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lincoln32
Mar 25, 2017 4:57 pm
recommend an architect/designer in Adelaiderecommend an architect/designer in Adelaide
SA

Hi Cooperplace You will need an Architect & Engineer Here's info on % Fees & Savings you might find useful that I've just put up But I've included most professional fees…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 25, 2017 9:47 am
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buildingnanna
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building at seaford meadowsbuilding at seaford meadows
SA
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That's a saga I don't know what to believe at this stage

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buildingnanna
Mar 24, 2017 8:17 pm
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Mndtll
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24 March
Home Building BlogsHome Building Blogs
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Hi All, I have just created a blog to document our Porter Davis build. We are building the Montague 21. I know that I have found everyone else's blogs so useful during…

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Mndtll
Mar 24, 2017 2:08 pm
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janbo
24 March
New Building Seaford Meadows SANew Building Seaford Meadows SA
SA
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Exciting times, our frames just started going up yesterday. We are building at Port Willunga and I just started a thread last night

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janbo
Mar 24, 2017 8:06 am
cant decide
23 March
Think builder is going brokeThink builder is going broke
SA

Definitely get insurance and organise fencing ASAP. Not many insurance companies will do it, look for Wickies(Watersun Homes)thread and you will find all the info you…

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cant decide
Mar 23, 2017 8:43 pm
hillbuilder
23 March
Fairmont Homes - Flagstaff Hill SAFairmont Homes - Flagstaff Hill SA
SA

Well it is engines full slow ahead. It is amazing how things grind to a halt when dealing with banks, local council and Government.....I often wonder how some of these…

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hillbuilder
Mar 23, 2017 11:42 am
Lemans
22 March
Things you forget - summary page 32Things you forget - summary page 32
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Hi all Just thought I'd bump this thread up, as there's been no further posts.. Anyone like to add in their comments regarding electrical that they wish they'd done?

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Lemans
Mar 22, 2017 2:52 am
Fairmont Homes Adelaide Custom BuildFairmont Homes Adelaide Custom Build
SA
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Fantastic timing! Thanks for asking that question and for the reply! We have been debating the shower upgrade and I think we are just going to have the free upgrade in the…

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bubbles_family
Mar 21, 2017 9:25 pm

So we have had a bit of progress in one week. Our ground floor windows are in, roof sheeting and guttering finished on the top storey, our garage has roof trusses, and we…

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familyman
Mar 20, 2017 5:32 pm
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nicoledee
20 March
Statesman & hickinbotham plansStatesman & hickinbotham plans
SA

@joey77 i will send you a private message - my sales consultant was honestly incredible. I sent him a three page document FULL of questions and he answered them all within…

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nicoledee
Mar 20, 2017 9:42 am
kp2806
19 March
Mount Barker ThreadMount Barker Thread
SA
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Unfortunately not it basically says they're under no obligation to get it done in a timely manner. The most annoying thing if we've constantly had to chase them to get an…

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kp2806
Mar 19, 2017 6:10 pm

Hey guys! Just popping by to ask for some advice.. we are confused as to what sort of flooring to use for around our pool! Not really wanting pavers (hate how the weeds…

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Cleo5117
Mar 18, 2017 2:27 pm
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HFBMPC
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17 March
Luxe on a Budget / Investment Property / Mt Barker SALuxe on a Budget / Investment Property / Mt Barker SA
SA

Sooo my land has been delayed, then delayed again, then brought forward lol. Its now looking like Settlement at the end of July. Does anyone know if Fairmont usually stick…

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HFBMPC
Mar 17, 2017 6:21 pm
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mel_mack
15 March
Custom build in Adelaide.Custom build in Adelaide.
SA
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Hey can I ask who you went through for your underfloor heating? Did you consider insular heating/electric? What made you choose hydronic? We are looking at polished…

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mel_mack
Mar 15, 2017 11:59 pm
JayaJaya
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9 March
Simonds Sierra - Adelaide, South AustraliaSimonds Sierra - Adelaide, South Australia
SA
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from, not drom - this whole day has been a senior's moment for me. :lol:

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JayaJaya
Mar 09, 2017 10:04 pm
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alysanne
8 March
Willaston by Statesman Homes SAWillaston by Statesman Homes SA
SA
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Congratulations, glad to hear it's all moving along. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures. Best of luck with the walk through.

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alysanne
Mar 08, 2017 9:29 pm
alysanne
8 March
KDR with Fairmont HomesKDR with Fairmont Homes
SA

Congratulations, love the plan (especially the pantry/garage set up) and colour selections choices!

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alysanne
Mar 08, 2017 9:06 pm
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HFBMPC
Mar 05, 2017 9:37 am
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charlibear
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3 March
Metricon Mantra 29 - Adelaide HillsMetricon Mantra 29 - Adelaide Hills
SA
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Congrats on getting keys!!! So exciting!!! Yes remember to post pics after you've moved in GJ Gardner Modified Coolum 277 viewtopic.php?t=83643

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charlibear
Mar 03, 2017 7:34 pm
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Amymay
1 March
Fairmont Home builders - South AustraliaFairmont Home builders - South Australia
SA
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Hello im a new builder looking at signing a contract with fairmont homes. Can anyone give me some tips on what to make sure is definitely included in my contract quote…

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Amymay
Mar 01, 2017 9:36 pm
martin912
28 February
Building with Rendition in LockleysBuilding with Rendition in Lockleys
SA

Hi Is it single story or double story? In the contract it had the maximum amount of time allowed and ours was 34 weeks and they were just inside that. We had Xmas in…

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martin912
Feb 28, 2017 4:53 pm
TomCat
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20 February
House frame bottom plate overhang on slabHouse frame bottom plate overhang on slab
SA

Yep. We had our frame overhanging the slab by 35mm in some spots. And brick overhanging 40mm in spots. We made our builder fix it. This is how they did it (with 'Renderoc…

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TomCat
Feb 20, 2017 12:44 am
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Marshall5858
15 February
Building the Simonds Palisade in Springwood SABuilding the Simonds Palisade in Springwood SA
SA
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We mixed our colours, had to pay around $375 (from memory) in SA

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Marshall5858
Feb 15, 2017 9:30 pm

There is usually diagonal reinforcing at slab corners to prevent cracking like this. Has anyone checked slab preparations for you before concrete was poured?

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building-expert
Feb 13, 2017 8:33 am
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arntoh
10 February
Metro Property Development SAMetro Property Development SA
SA

Hi ALl, We are considering Metro as our top builder option, pls anyone whose had an experience to pls share, they seem to have some very attractive packages. Looking…

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arntoh
Feb 10, 2017 7:30 pm
Fish217
9 February
Is anyone building at Mawson Green, Meadows SA?Is anyone building at Mawson Green, Meadows SA?
SA
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Hey Porsha1369!! Only a few doors down :) . How is your place going? Thanks for the contact number. I will get in contact with them when the completion gets closer and i…

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Fish217
Feb 09, 2017 1:40 pm
timbo
30 January
Newenham, Mount BarkerNewenham, Mount Barker
SA

Hey Tomcat, we have also signed for our bit of land in Newenham. Lot 20 is ours. Waiting for the roads to be completed so we can have a closer look. All the best with your build.

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timbo
Jan 30, 2017 8:38 pm
sundeepguntu
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29 January
How often do you visit your site?How often do you visit your site?
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Wonderful to read through this thread. I am starting my first house build with Simonds in Lara. If anyone can please help me find a good building inspector in…

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sundeepguntu
Jan 29, 2017 10:54 am
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gunners13
27 January
Anyone building with D&C Homes in SAAnyone building with D&C Homes in SA
SA

Hi just wondering if anyone else is building with D&C homes currently and how it is progressing along? Any issues with them and timeframes ok?

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gunners13
Jan 27, 2017 12:36 pm
faul0038
17 January
Regent Homes AdelaideRegent Homes Adelaide
SA

Yes the lightsview display is very nice. For those who are interested, the reviews are located here: http://reviewssa.com/regent-homes-sa-pty-ltd-adelaide/ The other…

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faul0038
Jan 17, 2017 10:27 pm
Simonds Avalon AdelaideSimonds Avalon Adelaide
SA
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Hey TC! Wow , a year on already! Doesn't time fly? Love your deco! Yes side table is a very lovely piece!

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Building4my3tots
Jan 16, 2017 6:51 pm
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gunners13
12 January
D&C Homes (SA) anyone building or built with themD&C Homes (SA) anyone building or built with them
SA

Hi has anyone built or building with D&C Homes in Adelaide as I would be interested to know how you have found the process in them rectifying problems and how quick they…

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gunners13
Jan 12, 2017 11:00 am
imboredas
4 January
Adelaide extension adviceAdelaide extension advice
SA

Good evening :o My wife and I have recently obtained council approval to extend the existing living area (of which a new kitchen will be installed) and the current…

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imboredas
Jan 04, 2017 11:37 pm
Custom Sterling Adelaide BuildCustom Sterling Adelaide Build
SA
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Thanks blue! I'll have a look into those ones.

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CustomStirling
Jan 03, 2017 8:25 am
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hillbuilder
30 December 2016
South Australia buildsSouth Australia builds
SA
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Darn!! I go away for a bit and the forum layout all changes! So I have been absent for a while...life has been hectic! But I have been lurking on these and other forums…

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hillbuilder
Dec 30, 2016 10:42 pm
SaveH2O
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29 December 2016
Water pooling against new slabWater pooling against new slab
SA

It is suppose to be done at the start of construction.

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SaveH2O
Dec 29, 2016 8:29 pm
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TheGirlie
19 December 2016
Added costs for sloping blockAdded costs for sloping block
SA

Hi Mel, I can only give you an indication of what mine has cost. We have a 2m fall from back to front of the block - we're building split level which added approx. 19K to…

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TheGirlie
Dec 19, 2016 2:46 pm
Dillman911
19 December 2016
Fairmont Build - Barossa ValleyFairmont Build - Barossa Valley
SA

Yeah looking back now front door might have been better to go the biggest we could have but its not the end of the world luckily i work in a furniture workshop so i…

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Dillman911
Dec 19, 2016 7:19 am
Fraxinus
13 December 2016
Project home design selectionn north backyard - AdelaideProject home design selectionn north backyard - Adelaide
SA

Welcome Fluffball! We've had an excellent experience with Oakford Homes as a solar passive custom build on a project home budget (sloping site) in the Mitcham council…

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Fraxinus
Dec 13, 2016 8:00 pm
danevechild
12 December 2016
First time buildersFirst time builders
SA

Hi Japer1, just wondering if you have start build yet? We are building Bolton too and are going to rise the Kitchen and Dinner area height to the cathedral ceiling height.…

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danevechild
Dec 12, 2016 2:34 pm
Newbie30
10 December 2016
Beechwood Adelaide - any information much appreciatedBeechwood Adelaide - any information much appreciated
SA

Hi all, We are in the initial stages of picking a builder to build a custom home for us on a sloping site. The designer at Beechwood has given us a great design and…

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Newbie30
Dec 10, 2016 6:46 pm



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