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Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover
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Hi Alex79 I doubt you will need additional floor trusses for 250mm joists/beams.. but it depends on the span and loading If you have the engineering properties/ span…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 10, 2018 9:40 am
StructuralBIMGuy
G1NOSAUR
G1NOSAUR
17 May

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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Haha that's crazy. We always jump the fence every week, I wonder if I'm soon to receive a warning letter as well lol.

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G1NOSAUR
May 17, 2018 4:23 pm
G1NOSAUR

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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Hi All, We built 6 years ago, one thing we did which was very useful, was to include an outside powerpoint, it's really useful. We also installed outside camera's with a…

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springtime
May 20, 2018 9:24 am

Allworth Carlisle Build In Western Sydney

Allworth Carlisle Build In Western Sydney
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

I second loving the media room colour. Room is looking fantastic, a real hideaway for you to enjoy your movies and music :)

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aphsta
May 23, 2018 9:40 am
trimum
trimum
35 m

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
1 ... 39, 40, 41

Yes think you’re right, I’m so predisposed to disappointment with them!

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trimum
May 23, 2018 9:06 am
trimum

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne
VIC
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Good luck with it! When do you think your build will start? I’m estimating our will be August or September

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shokel1975
May 23, 2018 9:06 am
shokel1975
CC7
CC7
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Coral Homes Avoca 20 - Ripley QLD

Coral Homes Avoca 20 - Ripley QLD
QLD
1, 2, 3

so annoying about your admin delays, at least that person has been booted to not cause any other customers the same crap. It will be smooth sailing from here, congrats on…

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CC7
May 23, 2018 9:06 am
CC7

Metricon Winchester 28- Finally Started!

Metricon Winchester 28- Finally Started!
VIC
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I'm just so glad its finally happening. Looks like all the M builds in our stage started at the same time, so it seems they were waiting on that. Annoying for us as we…

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blackcat20
May 23, 2018 9:04 am
blackcat20

Rawson build in Cameron Park

Rawson build in Cameron Park
NSW
1, 2

Looking like you've got yourself a near completed house huh! :) May I ask what landscaper and building inspector did you use? Good luck with the remaining build ahead

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DR-JEKL
May 23, 2018 8:56 am
Forg
Forg
1 h

Building defects? Owner?, The law is not your friend!

Building defects? Owner?, The law is not your friend!
VIC

The stupid thing in all of this is the fact that if the builder (well in my experience the cause was individual tradespeople - for whom the…

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Forg
May 23, 2018 8:36 am
Forg
Forg
1 h

Provincial Homes

Provincial Homes
NSW
1 ... 30, 31, 32

I think I can at least partially answer this, without any Provincial Homes knowledge at all; yes they can fix it, they can fix anything at any time, but the longer you…

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Forg
May 23, 2018 8:32 am

Bold Living Acreage build, Scenic Rim QLD - Slab Stage

Bold Living Acreage build, Scenic Rim QLD - Slab Stage
QLD
1 ... 30, 31, 32

It is pretty busy all the time, I like busy but I also like quite it gives me a chance do and make things for the house. I was pretty worried about the skylight…

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Tribe7
May 23, 2018 8:21 am
Tribe7

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread
NSW
1 ... 716, 717, 718

Hi Samantha We had our plan presentation appointment a couple of weeks ago. We're building the Edenvale. Just treat the pre-selection as a training run. Take photos,…

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Supercharger
May 23, 2018 7:42 am
Supercharger

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham
SA
1, 2, 3

Yeah driveway we were allowed to get external quote so we won't be using hickinbotham's concreter. This will be done after handover along with A/C and flooring. We got a…

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Guy T
May 23, 2018 7:30 am

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis
VIC
1 ... 35, 36, 37

Yes I agree, stunning. We have chosen same front doors. Can I ask, have you gone for normal glass in them? How are you fi ding them for privacy?

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Ezza78
May 23, 2018 7:00 am
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CC7
May 23, 2018 6:49 am
CC7

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
1, 2

Generally the day they box up the slab, so the day before they pour. Ours would have been this Monday just gone.

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blackcat20
May 23, 2018 6:45 am
blackcat20

Building Simonds Prague with Modifications

Building Simonds Prague with Modifications
VIC
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Hi Kayla i'll post pictures later today of landscaping, but disappointed in Simonds as been in our house for 10mths and still our 3mth maintance issues haven't been…

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Tracey70
May 23, 2018 6:28 am
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Miffy
May 23, 2018 6:18 am
Tribe7
Tribe7
10 h

Our First Dream Home G&P Builders

Our First Dream Home G&P Builders
QLD
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Love your tiling choices they look awesome. Can’t wait to see them all finished. Your joinery and study are fabulous. Hope your all well and have started packing,…

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Tribe7
May 22, 2018 11:41 pm
Tribe7
Tribe7
Tribe7
10 h

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate
QLD
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Holy wow your progress is incredible. You will be moving in next week at this rate. Great to see your front door got fixed and your concreting is underway

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Tribe7
May 22, 2018 11:28 pm
Tribe7
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mj-mac4
May 22, 2018 11:06 pm
mj-mac4

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
VIC
1, 2

UPDATE 1 I will start this update from a couple of weeks ago. To provide some context, our block is on the side of a hill and has essentially…

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Kollosche
May 22, 2018 10:20 pm

Simonds Prague Modified SA

Simonds Prague Modified SA
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi Gem, how's it all going? Any updates/photos? :)

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kaykens
May 22, 2018 8:09 pm
kaykens

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 541, 542, 543

Try this company, website below. I enquired about a custom length floating tv cabinet & they were happy to do it. I am yet to order it as I'm waiting until we move in &…

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Chinoandbebe
May 22, 2018 8:05 pm

Building With AllCastle Homes

Building With AllCastle Homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

Thanks for sharing Tara, We didn’t pay attention to the windows but luckily we had to reduce the size due to CDC CODES so may be ok with that. We weren’t going to…

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Mojitostan
May 22, 2018 7:38 pm

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

I know, it's exciting. There is a 65mm drop to outside. Now I just need to talk to the tiler and see if he can match the grout lines from inside to outside. I reckon…

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bestspecials
May 22, 2018 7:04 pm
bestspecials
Exxie
Exxie
15 h

Arden - Votivo 43

Arden - Votivo 43
VIC
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Pretty well. SS reckons PCI end of next week, but there are still a number of outstanding items so I'm not overly confident. What's happening with yours Ezza?

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Exxie
May 22, 2018 7:00 pm

Take Two

Take Two
ACT
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Coral68 - Thank you for your support - I am sorry to hear that you have experienced similiar issues. I will send you a PM (once I work out how to do so!) Algernon - most…

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Variegated
May 22, 2018 6:54 pm
Variegated
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Dani_J
May 22, 2018 6:08 pm

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean 38. NHP!

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean 38. NHP!
VIC
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Today's update - NO GAS LINE. This is not an issue with the provider but their distributor - I have lodged a complaint with Energy and Water Ombudsman, so will see where…

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Rachael13
May 22, 2018 6:05 pm
Rachael13
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Splashers
May 22, 2018 5:58 pm
Splashers
Joker
Joker
16 h

Quality of Package Homes

Quality of Package Homes

Its depends on builder, speak to their tradesman and local suppliers, I use to discount builders whom placed outside stud walls 600mm apart, has in my experience better…

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Joker
May 22, 2018 5:57 pm

Metricon Henderson 42

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

Thank you and sorry for the extremely late reply!!! The flooring is Engineered Timber Oak Timeworn Dark Brown. I’m so happy with our choice, it always looks clean and…

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M and T
May 22, 2018 4:46 pm
M and T
Geo1
Geo1
17 h

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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Hi Sandymeo, Thanks for the reply, and sorry I just noticed this. Still getting used to the site. Lets look at the basics first 1. Clays shrink/settle when dry 2.…

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Geo1
May 22, 2018 4:36 pm
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corkco
May 22, 2018 4:32 pm
corkco

Rawson Windermere

Rawson Windermere
ACT

Ohh ok well it's really each to their own. I mean if I was to build my own house, It would be cheaper as I'd be able to hand pick my own contractors and tradies and it…

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G1NOSAUR
May 22, 2018 4:14 pm
G1NOSAUR
Pranav
Pranav
18 h

Lucere estate at Leppington

Lucere estate at Leppington
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

I have my house with Thrive and the construction is going very slow. The construction contract is about to end in Mid July, but i don't think its going to be complete…

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Pranav
May 22, 2018 4:05 pm

Canberra custom KDR

Canberra custom KDR
ACT
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Quick update: we've moved in (although we still have a lot of stuff - furniture and other things - in a big pile in the living room that's only gradually being sorted…

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algernon
May 22, 2018 3:52 pm

Services to mark out on plan

Services to mark out on plan
NSW

Having just finished our custom build, I definitely second the "all of them". So many little things have impacts at various stages of the build that are easily missed,…

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algernon
May 22, 2018 3:27 pm

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
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Here is something a little different when it comes in kit form. can save you heap. http://homefab.com.au/

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Gloria55
May 22, 2018 3:16 pm

Dry wall started yesterday they are flushing today:)

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atemby
May 22, 2018 2:59 pm
atemby

Anyone else building in North Kellyville?

Anyone else building in North Kellyville?
NSW
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Hi all, Question regarding OC - has anyone had issues getting it? Do we actually need one? My builder used a private certifier for the inspection and they are very…

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Saltwater71
May 22, 2018 2:49 pm
shazaw
shazaw
19 h

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
1 ... 73, 74, 75

Met SS on site today. We have manage to iron out small issues, simply to finalized paperwork eg. certificates and finishing all little things around the house. brick…

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shazaw
May 22, 2018 2:14 pm
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Orpheus
May 22, 2018 2:11 pm
Orpheus

Individual Design - New Choice Homes

Individual Design - New Choice Homes
WA
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Love your choice. Good on you guys for DYI some of the work. I just don’t have that kind of time or motivation 😂

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Summitlovin
May 22, 2018 1:57 pm

Hall & Hart - Madison (Contemporary) at Willowdale

Hall & Hart - Madison (Contemporary) at Willowdale
NSW

Awesome to see it happening! Nice corner block location. Hope it progresses quickly for you :-D

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Seren1ty
May 22, 2018 12:37 pm

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Hi Sadik, My solicitor informed me y'day that they are working towards 31st may as settlement date but to expect even mid of June. I know the time with which this is…

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absep19
May 22, 2018 12:04 pm
henry1
henry1
22 h

Crown Hill Estate Riverstone

Crown Hill Estate Riverstone
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Michael, could you advise which lot are included in Stage 3? Thanks.

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henry1
May 22, 2018 11:13 am
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Summitlovin
May 22, 2018 11:13 am


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