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andycoles2019
andycoles2019
13 August

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Just thinking that its better to share this home design in a video type. The design is called, Eclipse with Liner…

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andycoles2019
Aug 13, 2019 7:34 pm
andycoles2019
Hoovyendy
Hoovyendy
30 July

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 31, 32, 33

We visit at least once a week. Although we are moving to the estate soon, so I expect we would visit most days.

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Hoovyendy
Jul 30, 2019 4:59 pm
Hoovyendy
sparekh
sparekh
11 September

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 55, 56, 57

Hi all, you may find these 2 checklists handy as well: I hope this helps! Girgis my blog: www.LearnProperty.com.au

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sparekh
Sep 11, 2019 9:44 am
sparekh

EXPOSED AGGREGATE cost Perth

EXPOSED AGGREGATE cost Perth

If you budget $90-$100 per metre you should be close. For a smaller area probably closer to $100. That's all in including sealing. Just be careful because there are…

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chippy
Sep 16, 2019 10:22 pm
chippy

Handover 17th October, woot! Fairmont 35, hamptons facade -

Handover 17th October, woot! Fairmont 35, hamptons facade -
QLD
1, 2, 3

Righto!! Good luck for the inspection. Let me know what to watch out for, lol. Wow, and don't forget to put up the completed pics 😊

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Saika
Sep 16, 2019 10:13 pm
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InvincibleInDN
Sep 16, 2019 9:47 pm
InvincibleInDN

Is it really - PGH Blue Steel Flash Brick ?

Is it really - PGH Blue Steel Flash Brick ?

The photo that I posted was taken after it was cleaned. I believe the problem was because either this multi-colored bricks was not blended while laying or some problem…

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rajesh
Sep 16, 2019 8:42 pm

Building the Metricon Doulton

Building the Metricon Doulton
VIC
1 ... 12, 13, 14

All looks amazing. Congrats on your home. We also spent a fortune on our carpet. Cos more then the facade. It’s 70gsm. Very thick carpet. Have fun shopping for furniture…

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Doulton777
Sep 16, 2019 8:19 pm
Doulton777

Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes

Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Abelflex. It's my biggest pet peeve with concrete paving - when concreters ignore it deliberately or not, then argue its importance or purpose. It's an expansion gap…

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CarnTheHawks
Sep 16, 2019 8:03 pm

Scaffolding over the pool area has come down, and it’s lovely to be able to experience that space uninterrupted! The ceiling is panelled at the highest point, as will be…

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Hillsbuilds
Sep 16, 2019 7:02 pm
GLO
GLO
8 h

Moving in this week! What to do first when you move in???

Moving in this week! What to do first when you move in???
NSW

I’m getting keys this week and thought this would be a great thread to discuss what to do when you first get the keys. My first question is about carpet protection! Who…

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GLO
Sep 16, 2019 6:18 pm

Tile grout

Tile grout

No. I’ve tried Koh, Jif, baking Soda and vinegar and nothings worked. A tiler friend said it can be caused from cheap products and if that’s the case nothing will fix…

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MinandB
Sep 16, 2019 4:32 pm
Teezed
Teezed
11 h

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 748, 749, 750

psur2357 thanks for replying. Very helpful indeed!

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Teezed
Sep 16, 2019 3:28 pm
V002
V002
13 h

Need some advice about building proposal

Need some advice about building proposal

That does seem to be the proposal presented to us. We give them the 445m2 block ($430,000-$450,000), they build our house on lot 2 over 10-12 months. They sell their…

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V002
Sep 16, 2019 12:48 pm

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
1 ... 105, 106, 107

I don't know about what saw should be used, but I'm sure its fair to want the lines to be neat and straight. I also wouldn't expect to pay for the tap when someone else…

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cat_dunc
Sep 16, 2019 11:50 am
cat_dunc

Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW
1, 2

Looking great. I'm guessing you've had a "wow its big" moment already? Have you worked out the colour coding on the lines, hot /cold/ rainwater / ? Red, black, green…

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luxbuild
Sep 16, 2019 11:11 am
dulie
dulie
16 h

Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified

Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Great progress. Looking good brother!

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dulie
Sep 16, 2019 10:28 am
dulie
makido
makido
Yesterday

Carlisle Sheraton Journey - Radiant Floor Heating Feedback?

Carlisle Sheraton Journey - Radiant Floor Heating Feedback?
VIC

In the electrical plan, my wife wanted to have the heat lamp in the bathroom which I didn’t like as it doesn’t look nice and reading some where the UV might cause bad…

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makido
Sep 15, 2019 10:05 pm
sam_syd
sam_syd
Yesterday

Clarendon Boston 35

Clarendon Boston 35
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks mate

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sam_syd
Sep 15, 2019 9:39 pm
twotwopig
twotwopig
Yesterday

Building a smart home, advise wanted

Building a smart home, advise wanted
1, 2

thanks, all noted. do you use ctec smart light switches? Any feedback? Oh no I haven't done anything yet but being doing some research so I know a few things.…

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twotwopig
Sep 15, 2019 8:43 pm
chekii
chekii
Yesterday

Our First Home with My Homes WA, Perth

Our First Home with My Homes WA, Perth
WA
1, 2

Hey Suzi. Great to hear that. Overall did you have a good build?

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chekii
Sep 15, 2019 8:03 pm

Hi Chris77, Sorry been a bit slow to reply - been busy this week with work and family matters. But managed to get in during the week and take various pics of the kitchen,…

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SuperSabre76
Sep 15, 2019 7:24 pm
GCGirl
GCGirl
Yesterday

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 575, 576, 577

We have built the Daydream 32 and are looking at putting in ducted air conditioning. What brands and types of systems have people gone with? Thanks 😊

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GCGirl
Sep 15, 2019 3:45 pm
GCGirl

Restrictive Covenant Roofing Question

Restrictive Covenant Roofing Question

Good answer from darb74 Most covenants will have expiry date, check your title then ask your lawyer.

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building-expert
Sep 15, 2019 2:31 pm
building-expert
My_Dream_House
My_Dream_House
15 September

Building with MOMU @ Duncraig

Building with MOMU @ Duncraig

You must ask them for an itemized breakup of the site-works. Then you can confirm if every item is fixed or some are provisional. You can't be too careful with the…

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My_Dream_House
Sep 15, 2019 11:43 am
My_Dream_House
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
15 September

How to know fall in land and how much would it cost extra ?

How to know fall in land and how much would it cost extra ?

The new Estate developers should have surveyed Plans with contours, also check with the local Council?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 15, 2019 9:59 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Huhness
Huhness
14 September

Elba Kitchens

Elba Kitchens

They supply and install ALL cabinetry for several builders in sydney, which would equate to 1000's of kitchens a year. They have 5 reviews over the past 7 years. I don't…

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Huhness
Sep 14, 2019 8:59 pm
Huhness
bindiya
bindiya
14 September

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?
VIC
1, 2

Hey Reneeh Which lot are you. I am from Sydney and mind is 106 stage 1 I was told it will be titled in July and still no news Wondering if you guys are aware about any…

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bindiya
Sep 14, 2019 8:36 pm
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
14 September

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes
QLD
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Any suggestions for plants for front of the house. Thinking of Cordylene at right corner , what goes well next to Cordylene? Not anything bushy. Less than Cordylene…

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MrsAJ
Sep 14, 2019 8:17 pm
ssvdara
ssvdara
14 September

Metronest Homes

Metronest Homes

Surprised to see that water meter connections are in place. That’s a good positive step.... Can’t wait to see the fence go around work to commence..

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ssvdara
Sep 14, 2019 5:41 pm
Rachels
Rachels
14 September

Porter Davis Vermont 33

Porter Davis Vermont 33

Hi all, we are building the Porter Davis Vermont 33. We are very undecided on the front facade. We are now considering the King Island Facade. Has anyone done this,…

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Rachels
Sep 14, 2019 4:17 pm

Just came back from the site. Looks like they have levelled up the site with sand for boxing beginning from Monday. Plumber, gar fitter and little electrical will be done…

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powersquad
Sep 14, 2019 2:38 pm
ACJ4224
ACJ4224
13 September

BOLD LIVING CALYPSO 189 - FIRST HOME - BRISBANE

BOLD LIVING CALYPSO 189 - FIRST HOME - BRISBANE
QLD
1, 2

Thank you so much!! Very helpful. Appreciate it. x.

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ACJ4224
Sep 13, 2019 8:23 pm

There was a bit of work going on in the interior this week. They have chased the walls for the electrical cables, and installed the plaster beads on the walls. The…

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amilelka
Sep 13, 2019 7:29 pm
V.Aus2013
V.Aus2013
13 September

Tender presentation with Hall & Hart

Tender presentation with Hall & Hart

Hi Amanda, Is it possible, we can chat over the phone and share the information ? Please call me , I have inbox my number to you in private message? Thanks, vic

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V.Aus2013
Sep 13, 2019 6:52 pm

This has been in the works for many years, afraid to take the jump to build but it's now or never so ahead we go. We are still working on the plan as we are waiting on…

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summer5555
Sep 13, 2019 5:27 pm
Small Minds
Small Minds
13 September

Darbecca Quote on Inspection Reasonable?

Darbecca Quote on Inspection Reasonable?
1, 2

I can clearly state that they are in a very good position to guide you. Happy hunting with the land.

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Small Minds
Sep 13, 2019 5:25 pm
Moozi
Moozi
13 September

SIP PANEL BUILDING

SIP PANEL BUILDING
WA

structuralBIMGuy PE Cladding and SIPs are 2 very different materials. I have given examples in a reply to you on another page, see below...

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Moozi
Sep 13, 2019 3:16 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
13 September

Porter Davis Summer Promotions- Is it too good to be true?

Porter Davis Summer Promotions- Is it too good to be true?
VIC
1, 2

Hi Gee, Thank you for blog. It’s valuable advice. What is your opinion on the customer reviews of builders on the Productreview, google review and similar forums as…

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Norfolk
Sep 13, 2019 7:59 am
insider
insider
12 September

Slogged with an unexpected bill at end of build

Slogged with an unexpected bill at end of build

Why were piers done if it was a "M" ? Class "P" warrants piers. Get hold of the soil test and slab design.

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insider
Sep 12, 2019 10:46 pm
insider
Trimega
Trimega
12 September

Custom KDR Canberra

Custom KDR Canberra
ACT

So it's been over a year since my last post, but happy to report that demolition commenced today! They demolition team turned up and didn't waste anytime tearing the place…

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Trimega
Sep 12, 2019 10:27 pm
Masquerade
Masquerade
12 September

The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread
VIC
1 ... 361, 362, 363

Thanks for the reply OceanBlue. A lot of houses in our neighbourhood seem to be Porter Davis these days too. We are thinking of seeing if we can ask some of them about…

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Masquerade
Sep 12, 2019 9:54 pm
darb74
darb74
12 September

Brisbane - Building and Energy Efficient Home

Brisbane - Building and Energy Efficient Home

Hi, According to the NCC.... "Cavity width General: Provide minimum cavity widths in conformance with the following: - Masonry walls: 50 mm. - Masonry veneer walls: 40…

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darb74
Sep 12, 2019 7:52 pm
darb74
Small Minds
Small Minds
12 September

Building with PD Homes, Recommendations?

Building with PD Homes, Recommendations?
VIC
1, 2

Hi All, Make sure you do your research when it comes to choosing an independent building consultant/inspector. I see Darbecca comes up a lot on this site but the Owner of…

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Small Minds
Sep 12, 2019 2:17 pm
Dui2705
Dui2705
12 September

Building with Simonds VIC

Building with Simonds VIC

Hi andor this is crazy! Did it only take about 3-4 months for your house to be built?

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Dui2705
Sep 12, 2019 1:47 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
12 September

Builder Incentive how does it work?

Builder Incentive how does it work?

Plus a set of steak knives

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Norfolk
Sep 12, 2019 1:22 pm
Vivek28
Vivek28
12 September

WA - Home Security - After Handover or With Builder

WA - Home Security - After Handover or With Builder

Hey Kester Sure but it depends on how you plan to use them. I am getting all these fed into my home automation system, Control4, and will control them from it. So what…

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Vivek28
Sep 12, 2019 12:06 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
12 September

Building Metricon Vantage 38

Building Metricon Vantage 38
NSW

No probs, Suggest you accompany housepect on the inspection to observe and understand any issues they may identify.

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Norfolk
Sep 12, 2019 11:19 am
Pamela Gooda
Pamela Gooda
12 September

Barrington Homes

Barrington Homes

I am very happy indeed with my new home built by Barrington Homes completed in May 2019. Construction time was only five months and it's…

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Pamela Gooda
Sep 12, 2019 8:58 am
Mirrmu83
Mirrmu83
12 September

Cement render with membrane paint vs acrylic render

Cement render with membrane paint vs acrylic render

Most “texture” manufacturers will require you to paint the texture to achieve their full system performance and product warranty. Texture is applied to budget houses…

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Mirrmu83
Sep 12, 2019 8:33 am

Quick update, since we are close to PCI. Driveway, carpets and balcony balustrades installed. Porch steps is not installed yet. The staircase balustrade and front balcony…

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InvincibleInDN
Sep 12, 2019 8:25 am
InvincibleInDN

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