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melfordgurl
Apr 25, 2019 7:30 am

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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We live 5 mins away and I drive past each day as school drop off is 400m down the road. It has been handy to keep an eye on progress - especially when I got an email from…

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shokel1975
May 02, 2019 11:42 am
shokel1975

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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We are just about to start our 2nd build and are still referring back to this page, it's a goldmine! One little thing that is a big deal to me is the grout in the tiles.…

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jkelleher01
May 20, 2019 8:10 am

Double story Balcony or bigger house with no balcony

Double story Balcony or bigger house with no balcony

I'd only be guessing, but maybe balcony houses tend to have a better kerb appeal? Though you can easily have a nice facade otherwise. If I were looking at two houses…

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KingTaco
May 25, 2019 11:41 pm
KingTaco

Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Fixing stage

Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Fixing stage
QLD
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So they say there is an allowance for breakages etc... but that sure is some allowance! Maybe our brickies were particularly careful? Either way, we'll try to minimise…

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KingTaco
May 25, 2019 11:21 pm
KingTaco

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
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Hi All, I would like to take this time and thank you all for your advice and suggestions. Being first home built with not any idea what to look, all your messages and tips…

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MrsAJ
May 25, 2019 9:24 pm

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes
QLD
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I would like to take this time and thank you all for your advice and suggestions. Being first home built with not any idea what to look, all your messages and tips helped…

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MrsAJ
May 25, 2019 9:22 pm

Weeks Custom build - Virginia Grove - SA

Weeks Custom build - Virginia Grove - SA
SA
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If they can stay on track we will have about 2-3 weeks to move as our lease is paid to september anyway. ill be taking my time to move this time round for sure. so much…

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Hugebloke
May 25, 2019 9:02 pm
Hugebloke

Inclusions and Plan Drawings

Inclusions and Plan Drawings

One reason a pre contract inspection is a must,can find mistakes, overcharges, unfair contract clause,tell you with legal certainty what's included,also puts builder on…

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Joker
May 25, 2019 8:50 pm
JLL3
JLL3
4 h

McDonald Jones NSW electrical costs

McDonald Jones NSW electrical costs
NSW

They have packages but this is the standard system: That Bosch system alone is $985.

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JLL3
May 25, 2019 8:46 pm

Building at Willowdale

Building at Willowdale
NSW
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I built with Mutual Homes. Don't ever think of going them. They are pathetic.

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bucksaver
May 25, 2019 8:41 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Yes, ground level was completed on Friday. Took just 1 day to complete. I was surprise myself too.

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Femstar
May 25, 2019 8:07 pm

Build Feed: Hallmark Homes - Vouge 298 - Caboolture QLD

Build Feed: Hallmark Homes - Vouge 298 - Caboolture QLD
QLD
1, 2

Interesting, Our termite barrier went in before the frame. Must be a different system

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alymei
May 25, 2019 7:41 pm

Building new house - choosing a builder

Building new house - choosing a builder

Thank you so much for all your suggestions really helpful and appreciated! We currently getting quotes form the ones we have met with and one thing we have asked for is…

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Bruce18
May 25, 2019 4:56 pm

Lots of labour even in the edging! Hand cut travertine cobblestone edging went in today.

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MrsJM
May 25, 2019 4:16 pm
MrsJM
alymei
alymei
11 h

Custom build on acerage in Ipswich QLD

Custom build on acerage in Ipswich QLD
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Forgot - tile layout approved. Got cabinetry plans too - an amendment was needed so will sign that off next week

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alymei
May 25, 2019 2:22 pm
bagyo
bagyo
11 h

Independent Building Inspector Wonthaggi

Independent Building Inspector Wonthaggi

I am in need of a reputable building inspector for construction stages of a new home build. Also which stages do you recommend to engage an inspector. Typical costs?.…

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bagyo
May 25, 2019 2:02 pm
bagyo

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
1 ... 99, 100, 101

Love the water feature in your design! Exciting that the landscaping is underway!

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Bethany
May 25, 2019 11:13 am
maverick343
maverick343
Yesterday

Experience with Sett Homes

Experience with Sett Homes
NSW
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I built 5 years ago and very happy with the build quality. Unfortunate that you are going through this..

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maverick343
May 24, 2019 9:29 pm
Macher
Macher
Yesterday

KDR Vantage Mode facade modified

KDR Vantage Mode facade modified
VIC
1, 2

I thought the same. I haven't seen anyone else's slab prep look like this. They have put foam on top now.

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Macher
May 24, 2019 8:52 pm
Macher

Finally had our PCI today, handover is now booked for the 7th June. The house has a few issues that need rectifying. Paint was the biggest issue with just really bad…

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dme1982
May 24, 2019 8:40 pm
JLL3
JLL3
Yesterday

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread
NSW
1 ... 718, 719, 720

Thanks Stuart! Did you do all you plan presentation, external, internal and electrical selections first then the HIA contract signing? I've been told by the Project…

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JLL3
May 24, 2019 8:32 pm

Roof is half on and plumbing has all been done in the roof and walls, getting there!

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alt
May 24, 2019 8:03 pm
alt
darb74
darb74
Yesterday

Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Thanks for the reply. We have all awning windows, with main areas in magnum (616 series) and the rest of the house (bedrooms, bathrooms etc) in the 517 series. We went…

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darb74
May 24, 2019 7:11 pm
darb74
TiredHalo
TiredHalo
Yesterday

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Last week the stairs were installed, and this week has the doors and architraves/skirting all installed. So we're now all locked up. Next week on the Monday & Tuesday…

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TiredHalo
May 24, 2019 7:02 pm
TiredHalo

Most of the stone installed today. Only kitchen island bench (Calacatta Gold) left to do. Nearly finished ensuite tiles. Laundry floor finished (except…

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thme
May 24, 2019 7:00 pm
alexp79
alexp79
Yesterday

Builder changes post-DA approval?

Builder changes post-DA approval?

Hmm.. What kind of excess fill you are talking about? Usually, it is something structural engineer is looking into and considering you already have CC, then the design…

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alexp79
May 24, 2019 5:31 pm

Hi there, I just had a double colorbond gate installed. Some cement were poured around the latches to act as an anchor because the latches do not reach the ground. This…

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asahi_home
May 24, 2019 4:05 pm

The dreaded Christmas shutdown

The dreaded Christmas shutdown
VIC
1, 2

Typical shutdown period is anywhere from 10 to 15 business days (2-3 weeks). This has been industry standard for as long as I can remember however some trades and…

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l_vanslyke
May 24, 2019 11:49 am
KatDS
KatDS
24 May

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW

Hi, Im also building with wisdom homes, however our csr has told us that for every change we want we will be paying $1k. For electrical change is 1k, and should we want…

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KatDS
May 24, 2019 9:41 am
Treedance
Treedance
24 May

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43
1 ... 11, 12, 13

congrats Manj really exciting - looks beautiful

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Treedance
May 24, 2019 8:54 am
Macher
Macher
24 May

Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes

Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes
VIC
1, 2

Looks good. Can't wait to see slab. Looks like C = 1 and M = 0 at this stage. Ha ha

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Macher
May 24, 2019 6:02 am
Macher
Kekiky
Kekiky
24 May

Anyone used Hotondo Homes Rochedale (Mt Gravatt) before?

Anyone used Hotondo Homes Rochedale (Mt Gravatt) before?

Hi guys, I am looking to build in Brisbane and have been talking to Hotondo Homes in Mt Gravatt. I am pretty impressed with their work and offers, but I could not find any…

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Kekiky
May 24, 2019 1:57 am

Hi Everyone, Firstly thanks to everyone for sharing all your experiences and journeys that I have followed through this thread. It really helped us heaps. I just thought…

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Abman
May 24, 2019 12:43 am
Abman

Site Cost

Site Cost

Read my post.....

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sweetswisssteel
May 23, 2019 6:39 pm
Hillz
Hillz
23 May

Is anyone building at Mawson Green, Meadows SA?

Is anyone building at Mawson Green, Meadows SA?
SA
1 ... 32, 33, 34

Hi there guys, We are looking at moving from Perth to the Hills (I'm from Mt Barker originally) and were wondering how you guys who have been living at Mawson green for a…

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Hillz
May 23, 2019 12:15 pm
chakupab
chakupab
23 May

Lilium Estate - Clyde - SE Melb

Lilium Estate - Clyde - SE Melb
VIC

But we should be able to start a Messenger conversation within Facebook, can't we. I was also learning a lot from it.

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chakupab
May 23, 2019 12:09 pm
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shokel1975
May 23, 2019 11:04 am
shokel1975
SejaeD
SejaeD
23 May

Clarendon Homes cladding supplier

Clarendon Homes cladding supplier
NSW

I think those sheets come primed & unprimed ( white and grey) so either way you're correct, you will have to paint them to your desired colour

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SejaeD
May 23, 2019 10:56 am

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique
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I think you need a 16+ frontage. That price is $10.000 cheaper then what I paid. I don’t think I can answer your question on what to upgrade. I have always been…

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Doulton777
May 23, 2019 9:24 am
Doulton777
luvmac
luvmac
23 May

Home Look

Home Look

We are working on a remodel/addition of the home and that includes redoing the external look of the home. The new front and left…

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luvmac
May 23, 2019 9:14 am
Rhetti
Rhetti
23 May

Fairmont 35 adapted Hamptons facade - CLARENDON homes

Fairmont 35 adapted Hamptons facade - CLARENDON homes
1, 2

We aren't located within the State or Local mapped bushfire hazard areas. So I can't confirm that for you sorry.

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Rhetti
May 23, 2019 9:04 am
Rhetti

Building the Zanzibar 45 with Metricon

Building the Zanzibar 45 with Metricon
1, 2

Looks fantastic zanzibar_45, love your feature pier on your balcony :-D

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shokel1975
May 23, 2019 8:53 am
shokel1975
Mudroom
Mudroom
22 May

Got the keys today

Got the keys today
NSW

Is that a heated towel rack? How is it? We're getting one also but I've never seen one in action.

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Mudroom
May 22, 2019 9:42 pm
Chico
Chico
22 May

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Thanks Mehul and Tina. I did a few inquiries and they range from 700-1000+. We haven’t really allocated a budget for this as we didn’t know we need one. I will ring…

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Chico
May 22, 2019 7:59 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
22 May

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 52, 53, 54

SCU (Sydney Credit Union) Prospective buyers in New Breeze/Parkside need to bargain aggressively and get a great deal..

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IamSAM
May 22, 2019 4:38 pm
IamSAM

11th May - Frame Done 22nd May - Roof and Gutters Completed and Window Frames going in, our front door was delivered and 90% of the Electrical wiring is also done.

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KariB
May 22, 2019 4:24 pm
hoody_s13
hoody_s13
22 May

House slab is exposed all along the sides. Is this right?

House slab is exposed all along the sides. Is this right?

Has the builder confirmed that no termite protection has been installed? Could you confirm the makeup of your dwelling? Brick veneer, double brick, combination over two…

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hoody_s13
May 22, 2019 2:10 pm
Eden
Eden
22 May

Trinity Lux Q1 - Plantation Homes QLD

Trinity Lux Q1 - Plantation Homes QLD
QLD
1 ... 11, 12, 13

I like Majestic, could you please share your design with us. I have not seen Majestic display home.

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Eden
May 22, 2019 12:54 am

Hi Chris77, Thanks for taking an interest in our build. It's all coming along. Havn't been able to take many photo's of late - go to work it's dark, come home it's dark.…

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