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MrSingh
Nov 10, 2018 1:03 pm
steel
steel
15 November

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 30, 31, 32

To check landscaping in my new lot which prevents artificial turf being used out the front.

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steel
Nov 15, 2018 1:19 pm
sparekh
sparekh
1 November

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 51, 52, 53

I created a special webpage with all the summary of this thread so far. It helps to see everything consolidated on one page and get easy access ( easy to remember site…

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sparekh
Nov 01, 2018 4:13 pm
sparekh

Our First Home - New Build SA

Our First Home - New Build SA
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Congratulations on getting keys! I hope it’s all sorted for you in the end.

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Infra Red
Nov 18, 2018 11:45 pm

Our build includes external stairs coming off a deck. The stairs do not have a roof over them and so are open to the elements. Our spec called for galvanised steel…

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iTool
Nov 18, 2018 11:13 pm

Building the Metricon Doulton

Building the Metricon Doulton
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

it was 16.5k for the Doulton 56.

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stanus
Nov 18, 2018 10:56 pm
stanus

Omg! Your selections are very similar to ours! :) same floor tile as well! We’re building in North Kellyville :) and we just submitted to council this week so I’m guessing…

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JontyMonty
Nov 18, 2018 10:18 pm

Air tasker for the win, getting all this builders rubble removed

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blackcat20
Nov 18, 2018 9:44 pm
blackcat20

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 668, 669, 670

Thanks, we added back the 100mm after measuring it out today.

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stevezau
Nov 18, 2018 9:26 pm

Very true bro, Our house in under construction, our house is located to top of street with open area upfront & their engineering not used BRACING PLYWOOD to our front…

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patel1783
Nov 18, 2018 8:40 pm

Big gap between plaster nd skirting

Big gap between plaster nd skirting

The plasterer could have built the edging out a bit too much. It probably wont be noticable once painted. No big deal. :)

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Craigasaurus
Nov 18, 2018 8:07 pm

New build - Weeks Building Group SA

New build - Weeks Building Group SA
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

We used level earthworx. Lol.. don’t ask

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benblinkau
Nov 18, 2018 7:09 pm
benblinkau

Metricon Franklin 53 modified

Metricon Franklin 53 modified
SA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

How exciting for you guys. Wasn’t that long ago we were there. Good luck on the offer. Reason we ended up going the franklin 53 was due to being a big frontage square…

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stoff17
Nov 18, 2018 4:36 pm
GLO
GLO
11 h

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 48, 49, 50

Hi everyone! Just curios about the Driveways and the common driveways servicing the rear access lots. My proposed drive way overlaps the common rear access driveway as…

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GLO
Nov 18, 2018 4:11 pm

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

How did your inspection go? Hope you are happy with everything 🙂

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GEOnTREY
Nov 18, 2018 2:22 pm

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Looks okay to me as well. Nice finish. On the 7th pic from the top why the concrete at different heights?

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chanaka
Nov 18, 2018 8:40 am

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi Tash, sounds like your build is progressing well. Our slab is in and frames delivered. Are frames are meant to be up next week. The frame up payment stings..... …

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Brad_2477
Nov 18, 2018 7:58 am

Harrington - AusBuild

Harrington - AusBuild
QLD

It came up great! Just noticed you got the new black sink too! Must be getting close to the end now. Have they given you an end date yet? And what is the second concrete…

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Valandra
Nov 18, 2018 7:54 am

Cabinets and bench top have arrived and our doors have been installed and skirting boards have been fitted and we are looked out.

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mumbron
Nov 17, 2018 9:54 pm
alexp79
alexp79
Yesterday

rain shower head

rain shower head

You can get full shower set including this round head from Alibaba for less than $200.

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alexp79
Nov 17, 2018 9:34 pm
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Howser
Nov 17, 2018 8:30 pm
PBN84
PBN84
Yesterday

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Congratulations Tina. Finally it's happening.Can't wait for ours to start now.

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PBN84
Nov 17, 2018 5:04 pm
PBN84

Finally have a fence! Now we can start our landscaping planning. Excited to finish this off!

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Guy T
Nov 17, 2018 3:25 pm
building-expert
building-expert
17 November

Peg out. What does this mean and is it correct?

Peg out. What does this mean and is it correct?
NSW

Your house is obviously smaller than the block of land , so it must be located with appropriate offsets from the boundaries. This is marked with pegs. Unless you are…

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building-expert
Nov 17, 2018 2:54 pm
building-expert

Week 17 Bricks have started and electrical rough ins have been done. Back door and garage doors (not roller door) have been fitted and frames for…

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Clareymoo
Nov 17, 2018 1:34 pm

Getting our bricks on!

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kjane
Nov 17, 2018 12:52 pm
Stimpson
Stimpson
17 November

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

how is everyone going? anyone starting soon to build? I see a few blocks up for sales and Express property back selling remaining lots?

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Stimpson
Nov 17, 2018 12:28 pm
mpricecs
mpricecs
17 November

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 564, 565, 566

We went the other way and made all our windows sliders. Bedroom windows saved $77 coming from awning. Likely double-hung will be more expensive, so maybe expect $120/avg…

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mpricecs
Nov 17, 2018 11:00 am
HoneyDee
HoneyDee
17 November

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi Manj, Good to know that they give a copy to us. We too have appointed DJM as requested by Carlisle. I guess as per Building Laws we can appoint any building…

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HoneyDee
Nov 17, 2018 10:36 am
HoneyDee
building-expert
building-expert
17 November

Refund for work not completed to contract

Refund for work not completed to contract
NSW

Refer back to your bathroom elevations and see if the builder has replicated what is on the drawings, if not make the builder comply

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building-expert
Nov 17, 2018 8:27 am
building-expert
sweetswisssteel
sweetswisssteel
17 November

Building contract with Metricon

Building contract with Metricon

Our contract price never changed and was the same as the tender price. We bought our own soil test prior to getting quotes so they had to be competitive to get our…

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sweetswisssteel
Nov 17, 2018 7:48 am
blackcat20
blackcat20
17 November

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Good luck with it all. We've still not finished getting everything in place...

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blackcat20
Nov 17, 2018 7:18 am
blackcat20
kathysangel
kathysangel
17 November

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
1 ... 90, 91, 92

Put it on google maps they will surely do something about it because it will destroy there reputation,I know I did it to my builder,its bad publicity wouldn't of handed…

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kathysangel
Nov 17, 2018 1:35 am
ajayjagdish19
ajayjagdish19
16 November

Allura Estate

Allura Estate
VIC
1 ... 114, 115, 116

Quick update: Allura estate leakes & palmers rd corner development- https://eproperty.wyndham.vic.gov.au/eP ... YP11249/18

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ajayjagdish19
Nov 16, 2018 10:26 pm
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Santo65
Nov 16, 2018 8:59 pm
Santo65
blackcat20
blackcat20
16 November

JG King modified Heywood - Landscaping

JG King modified Heywood - Landscaping
VIC
1 ... 74, 75, 76

Depends whether you want something low maintenance and low water (like natives) or more flowers/colour, but possibly need replanting each year and more watering.

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blackcat20
Nov 16, 2018 3:17 pm
blackcat20
BeckB
BeckB
16 November

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes
NSW
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Hi, we're thinking of building the Hampton. Just wondering now you've been in for a while, are you happy with the home? We plan to do the "great room" option too. Do you…

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BeckB
Nov 16, 2018 2:19 pm
slagozzz
slagozzz
16 November

Building at Willowdale

Building at Willowdale
NSW
1 ... 157, 158, 159

Anyone had any problem with willowdale land valuation while registering land?

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slagozzz
Nov 16, 2018 1:13 pm
celadon
celadon
16 November

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 859, 860, 861

Any success with PD on negotiating on developer requirements post contract? We have been asked to upgrade a few exterior components to cat3 or 4 in-lieu of cat-1. Thanks…

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celadon
Nov 16, 2018 1:05 pm
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
16 November

Who's building with Clarendon??

Who's building with Clarendon??
NSW
1 ... 925, 926, 927

Can u plz share the completed picture of ur Ensuite. Also the colours you chose for cabinet and benchtop. Thanks

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MrsAJ
Nov 16, 2018 11:53 am
blackcat20
blackcat20
16 November

Things to do yourself/after handover?

Things to do yourself/after handover?

We decided that getting the builder to do the driveway and blinds was just one less thing for us to worry about later. And at least for blinds, the pricing was really competitive.

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blackcat20
Nov 16, 2018 10:00 am
blackcat20
g33kerb0t
g33kerb0t
16 November

Simonds vs Metricon

Simonds vs Metricon
VIC

You should be able to. They should have a blank contract that they can share with you. Building the Votivo43 - viewtopic.php?f=31&t=88553

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g33kerb0t
Nov 16, 2018 9:34 am
g33kerb0t
HoneyDee
HoneyDee
16 November

Building Montpellier Grand with Carlisle Homes

Building Montpellier Grand with Carlisle Homes

Thanks Libran Hubby checking on who is available for pre pour inspection. These building inspectors are very busy people.

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HoneyDee
Nov 16, 2018 7:50 am
HoneyDee
Charlotte.h
Charlotte.h
15 November

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique
1, 2, 3, 4

Your Will not take long. I am Very surprised to see our going up so fast. looking lockup before Christmas

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Charlotte.h
Nov 15, 2018 11:01 pm
Charlotte.h
HaoYu
HaoYu
15 November

Building with Simonds - Bolton - Any suggestions/Ideas

Building with Simonds - Bolton - Any suggestions/Ideas

Sanjay, I am gonna sign the file with Simonds, but what I am concerning is why Simonds' quotation is much cheaper than other volume builder like Metricon? Did you compare…

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HaoYu
Nov 15, 2018 10:18 pm
HaoYu
HaoYu
HaoYu
15 November

Building Delta(Bliss/ Facade) JG King Shepparton north (Gram

Building Delta(Bliss/ Facade) JG King Shepparton north (Gram
VIC

Thank you James for sharing your experience. I am living in Shepparton as well and now hunting for a new home builder, your update could be very handy. Wish you good luck…

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HaoYu
Nov 15, 2018 9:59 pm
HaoYu
gillybean
gillybean
15 November

Having down-pipe issue with builder

Having down-pipe issue with builder

The problem with the idea of allowing the water to flush back onto the lower tiles is the fact that the other down pipes have probably been calculated for their own…

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gillybean
Nov 15, 2018 8:26 pm
gillybean
blackcat20
blackcat20
15 November

Metricon - Chelsea 37

Metricon - Chelsea 37
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Sounds like you've got a lot going on!

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blackcat20
Nov 15, 2018 8:19 pm
blackcat20
arcadelt
arcadelt
15 November

Disappointment with Clarendon Home and Austral Brick

Disappointment with Clarendon Home and Austral Brick
NSW

Would you have had an answer if they had? This is something you should be proactive about. The biggest issue with dispute resolution is to come to a conclusion, so it…

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arcadelt
Nov 15, 2018 7:16 pm

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