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How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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I am in the fit out stage, and visit virtually every day... sometimes up to three times hahah at lunch time, before school pick up and after school. Its disappointing to…

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Princesssarrah06
Nov 07, 2017 10:17 pm
Tracyt
Tracyt
21 October

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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We planned to do ours after. However we were lucky to find the tiler was happy to do a side job during the build. We are glad we did because now the driveway will…

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Tracyt
Oct 21, 2017 8:00 am
Tracyt

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Hey Oz, Our bricks were finished Monday, scaffolding to be raised this week and roof starts next week. I’m thinking fascia and gutters may be next week, tiles the week…

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MandM+4
Nov 21, 2017 3:48 pm

I am hoping council doesn't take their sweet time in approving our plans. I'm not loving our chances this close to Christmas though.

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GoodeOne
Nov 21, 2017 3:47 pm
GoodeOne

Village Square Edmondson Park Stage 16

Village Square Edmondson Park Stage 16
NSW
1 ... 43, 44, 45

Check your contract. In all likelyhood yiu have a clause stating if the lot is resold prior to construction then clause number x to y of our contract must be included in…

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Galedpk
Nov 21, 2017 3:43 pm

Our First Dream Home

Our First Dream Home
QLD
1, 2

Wow, I love your home design - it's gorgeous and as someone already said, no wasted space. I looked forward to following your build :D

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GoodeOne
Nov 21, 2017 3:34 pm
GoodeOne
bini
bini
22 m

fENCING ENQUIRY

fENCING ENQUIRY
VIC

How much did it cost you altogether? is yours Colorbond fence or timber??

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bini
Nov 21, 2017 3:28 pm

Another view of the Crossing.

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CDL1968
Nov 21, 2017 3:21 pm
CDL1968
bank
bank
34 m

Average Building time from excavation sign to handover

Average Building time from excavation sign to handover

Started March 10th, still going but all going smoothly ( :lol: won't happen) should be in by Christmas. 28sq single storey, 8 1/2 months and counting. Contract is up this Saturday.

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bank
Nov 21, 2017 3:16 pm
bank
gags
gags
35 m

Arden Developments

Arden Developments
VIC
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Done with my colours yesterday, Phew a big day, Here are my selections: roof tiles - barramundi, elabana Bricks - truffle mortar - natural raked windows -…

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gags
Nov 21, 2017 3:14 pm
Annu
Annu
45 m

Our Better Built Homes Journey

Our Better Built Homes Journey
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Krusade25........Simply beautiful and awesome...............Thanks for sharing your dream journey Our brick are going on..... SM advised that they will finish brick and…

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Annu
Nov 21, 2017 3:05 pm

Individual Design - New Choice Homes

Individual Design - New Choice Homes
WA

How big is your block? Looks like you are going to have lots of space, and the upgrades you've gone for all sound pretty similar to what we are looking at doing. Hopefully…

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nicolac34
Nov 21, 2017 2:52 pm
nicolac34
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mrbiggens
Nov 21, 2017 2:44 pm

Katrina's 2nd home build - Gympie

Katrina's 2nd home build - Gympie
QLD
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hi Katrina, I am sure it won't be too dark with all of the windows and the orientation of your home it will change the lighting. If you really want to change it later…

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Hudson House
Nov 21, 2017 2:21 pm
bini
bini
2 h

Simonds Homes - Manhattan Build

Simonds Homes - Manhattan Build
VIC

Same Pinch!!! for Lock up stage. We were sent an invoice on last Friday and have inspection coming Thursday.. that's when I am planning to ask the handover date. But…

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bini
Nov 21, 2017 1:52 pm

And it begins, site cut today. Good to see some physical process now 😁😁

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mrbiggens
Nov 21, 2017 1:04 pm

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
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I have a list too! There’s 33 things on there at the moment but I keep adding to it. It’s so nice crossing some off though!

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trimum
Nov 21, 2017 12:44 pm
trimum

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2
NSW
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Love the photos your house looks beautiful! We have decided to have a Christmas drink on our alfresco on Christmas Day I wish it was pizza and beers at a table…

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trimum
Nov 21, 2017 12:41 pm
trimum

Hickinbotham Build Northern Adelaide

Hickinbotham Build Northern Adelaide
SA
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Have just been told i have a finished roof - yay the person who advised me this didnt send me a picture though :( on a side not its 2 weeks today since i was told my…

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Entilzha
Nov 21, 2017 12:41 pm
Elva
Elva
4 h

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?
VIC
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I am about the sign a contract with HBC for Eureka 22. What kind of bother me is the material for floor on ground level. It doesn't sounds like a good quality but they…

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Elva
Nov 21, 2017 12:04 pm

Help ceiling expansion joint

Help ceiling expansion joint

Sorry and no we are not using a steel frame

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JSESTAGE1B
Nov 21, 2017 11:58 am

Henley - Sahara 40 Build - Fit out has begun!

Henley - Sahara 40 Build - Fit out has begun!
VIC
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We too have been having a reverse build although our bricks have been going at the same time as the internals, however our house is currently being painted then they can…

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stayxtrue
Nov 21, 2017 11:45 am
stayxtrue

Metricon Metro 32 Qld

Metricon Metro 32 Qld
QLD
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Thanks dulie Yes! Xmas tree was the first thing unpacked haha

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Vantage_35
Nov 21, 2017 11:31 am
bank
bank
4 h

JG King modified Heywood - splashback and gas!

JG King modified Heywood - splashback and gas!
VIC
1 ... 63, 64, 65

Good news is the rangehood cupboard has arrived! Not yet assembled or installed. The electricians have been. They have replaced the light cover they broke and added a…

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bank
Nov 21, 2017 11:26 am
bank

Independent Building Surveyor or Builder's Surveyor

Independent Building Surveyor or Builder's Surveyor
VIC

Those building inspection reports are worthless as they turn a blind eye to non compliance here what we in WA They will tick everything that is correct and ignore major…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 21, 2017 11:18 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Obi
Obi
5 h

Perfect builder for a new house

Perfect builder for a new house
QLD

There is no such thing as a perfect builder.

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Obi
Nov 21, 2017 10:55 am

Building Mainvue Aegean430 - 45sq in Berwick Waters

Building Mainvue Aegean430 - 45sq in Berwick Waters
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Thanks Rachel, Our houses are happening at the same time, it’ll be interesting to see if things keep progressing that way. I’ll pop past after work to take some…

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Aegean430
Nov 21, 2017 10:48 am
Aegean430

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast
QLD
1 ... 20, 21, 22

For someone that you are paying to do a job, they arent doing it very well.

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blackcat20
Nov 21, 2017 10:44 am
blackcat20

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - SLAB DOWN

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - SLAB DOWN
VIC
1 ... 12, 13, 14

well - they have everything but the tradies to turn up

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pEast
Nov 21, 2017 10:24 am
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pEast
Nov 21, 2017 10:22 am
bank
bank
6 h

Our new home

Our new home
VIC
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Looking good! I believe they only have to do the joins and the shower floor.

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bank
Nov 21, 2017 9:51 am
bank

Who's building with Clarendon??

Who's building with Clarendon??
NSW
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Hi - just wanted to know how much it costed to extend the width from 800mm to 1000mm? We're at this stage of the process and enquiring. Looking forward to hearing from…

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SnowLeopard
Nov 21, 2017 8:52 am
SnowLeopard

Spoke to soon maybe? SS called yesterday, all happening. Electrical done yesterday, aircon today/tomorrow and booked for Walkthrough on Thursday. Plasterers booked for…

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HLC333
Nov 21, 2017 8:10 am

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean38 - FRAMING

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean38 - FRAMING
VIC
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I'm a bit concerned about tiles being cold in winter. A positive they are also cool in summer. Ahhh we had crappy OLD laminate tiles in the old house. They were my…

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Bri1234
Nov 21, 2017 7:42 am
Bri1234

Building at Catherine Park

Building at Catherine Park
NSW
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Great to be in the house! Moving day was....interesting. Got a call half way through that my daughter was injured badly at sport and had to rush out. Just made the…

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Rocchet
Nov 21, 2017 7:19 am

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0
NSW
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Hi Buildinsydney yes, we had one go through at various stages. In regards to your question re PAs for the bank you can get quotes for your blinds and fences for pre…

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MGardz
Nov 21, 2017 7:06 am
MGardz

Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate
VIC

That’s awesome! What colour choice have you chosen? I’ve just built the Westbury also, have our inspection this Thursday! The build has gone smooth so far with no…

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Sharni3121
Nov 21, 2017 6:24 am

As expected due to the rain, Thursday was a washout, as was Friday. Then, today, this happened: Ground floor frames are up! (Mostly, still a bit of finishing off…

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algernon
Nov 20, 2017 11:21 pm

1st knockdown rebuild: 1st steps towards planning our home

1st knockdown rebuild: 1st steps towards planning our home

We're in progress with our own double-storey KDR (ground floor frames went up up today), through a custom builder. We got our own site survey and soil testing done prior…

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algernon
Nov 20, 2017 11:10 pm
dulie
dulie
17 h

Metricon Trentham Build - The Baby Bordeaux

Metricon Trentham Build - The Baby Bordeaux
1, 2, 3, 4

Oooooo I like the super dark door. I wish ours was stained darker, stupid studio M in QLD wouldn't let our door colour match our dark stairs for some reason.

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dulie
Nov 20, 2017 10:58 pm
dulie
dulie
dulie
17 h

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD
QLD
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They would be as durable as any curtain really. You can detach if needed, and wash them. Kids can also run straight through them if that's what you're worried about.

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dulie
Nov 20, 2017 10:53 pm
dulie

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Ormeau Hills - Week 4 Slab Pour

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Ormeau Hills - Week 4 Slab Pour
QLD
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What a great timeline... hope all goes to plan for you. - B A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=87210

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Bridgetwitch
Nov 20, 2017 10:20 pm
Bridgetwitch
lovisa
lovisa
18 h

Theft/ vandalism

Theft/ vandalism

Hi has anyone had specifically wires/aircon piping stolen and insolation ripped out? If so did it cause delays? And how long? Thanks

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lovisa
Nov 20, 2017 10:19 pm

Ranch Style Homes Victoria

Ranch Style Homes Victoria
VIC

We built our ranch with Dennis Family (back when they were called Executive Homes) and we were very happy. I believe they still offer great ranch homes both modern and…

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MicknCi
Nov 20, 2017 10:03 pm
MicknCi
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Hailsm
Nov 20, 2017 10:02 pm
Hailsm

Coral Homes Marcoola

Coral Homes Marcoola
NSW
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All good we are all here to watch and help each other through. My anxiety tonight is hitting the roof with everything I need to do

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H Family
Nov 20, 2017 9:58 pm
H Family

Metricon Henderson 42

Metricon Henderson 42
NSW
1 ... 30, 31, 32

Ah terrific, thanks so much. A friend is getting a pool and I showed her yours. We both decided it's perfect ;)

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cat_dunc
Nov 20, 2017 9:25 pm
cat_dunc

Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Let the defect remediation begin!

Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Let the defect remediation begin!
NSW
1 ... 179, 180, 181

Wow MrsJM I love love love all your wallpaper choices they add so much warmth to your rooms

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BrownDog77
Nov 20, 2017 9:18 pm

Take Two

Take Two
ACT
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Algernon - that was part of my concern too. Considering I have already paid about 2/3 of the contract, I would have thought it wouldn't be a problem to pay the joiners. …

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Variegated
Nov 20, 2017 9:10 pm
Variegated

Stormwater retention

Stormwater retention
NSW

I used a big rain water tank as OSD. The volume increase to 10K. The additional cost on top of the 5000L tank is about 2K extra. Hydraulic engineer should be able to work…

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LevaneT
Nov 20, 2017 9:08 pm
lilbza
lilbza
19 h

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis
VIC
1 ... 24, 25, 26

You don't actually need to have it done through your builder to be put through your home loan. Most banks will let you submit quotes for items that are to be done after…

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lilbza
Nov 20, 2017 9:05 pm


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