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amilelka
amilelka
7 January

Show us your facade...

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

We chose vinyl timber look Venetians for our windows. We have a park across the road so we wanted to be able to completely open the blinds for the views. Plus it was a…

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amilelka
Jan 07, 2019 3:38 pm
dany
dany
17 December 2018

How often do you visit your site?

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

well they have said they will replace the doors and dry out the floor. I have asked them to get the stairs assessed by the supplier / manufacturer . There is a race…

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dany
Dec 17, 2018 8:02 pm
dany
sparekh
sparekh
1 November 2018

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

Pre DA what does it really tell you likely with Vogue homes

Pre DA what does it really tell you likely with Vogue homes
NSW

Hi Paz, I just sent you a quick PM regarding your duplex builder/package search. Regards, Al.

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BuildlifeProjects
Jan 22, 2019 4:35 am

Using exposed brick for a feature wall

Using exposed brick for a feature wall

Thank you. I’ve not seen these before, will definitely check them out at the Austral Display centre.

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Bebbsy
Jan 22, 2019 1:36 am
Paz
Paz
5 h

Knock down and rebuild duplex

Knock down and rebuild duplex
NSW

Hey leesah. Hope the build has gone (Or going) well. Who did you end up going with and why?

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Paz
Jan 21, 2019 11:26 pm

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

I’m assuming you would be near completion now? I’m very keen to see photos once complete...I love all of your choices so far!

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Lksinnott
Jan 21, 2019 11:22 pm

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310
NSW

I’d love to follow your thread as we are keen on this design/floorplan also. You mentioned you’d put the link in but I can’t seem to find it anywhere??

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Lksinnott
Jan 21, 2019 10:55 pm

Building with Ausbuild at Harrington Estate, Bridgeman Downs

Building with Ausbuild at Harrington Estate, Bridgeman Downs
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Yes I think they’ve been quite quick and mostly did a good job. After painting you’re on the home stretch :)

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Irish16
Jan 21, 2019 10:12 pm

Trinity Lux Q1 - Plantation Homes QLD

Trinity Lux Q1 - Plantation Homes QLD
QLD
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hello! We have 2 little inside dogs, 1 is white and the other a light brown and the floors arnt nearly as bad as I wAs expecting, our previous white tiles I thought…

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Mec06
Jan 21, 2019 9:59 pm
Mec06
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WowBingo
Jan 21, 2019 9:31 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 696, 697, 698

Hi, Who are you sitting down with. I wish we got to sit with a draftsmans because we’ve had so many drafting issues. We’re had our facade changed randomly, inches…

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MIM11
Jan 21, 2019 9:31 pm

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1, 2

If u want the price of anyth you can always ask we can help. Pretty much we were sure of few things but when we went there we got confused when the colours lady…

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MrsAJ
Jan 21, 2019 9:04 pm

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Cheers for that, and good luck with the last stages of your build. 😀

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Bebbsy
Jan 21, 2019 8:53 pm

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Looks really good. It’s so exciting seeing it all come together. We had our benchtops and sinks go in. Painting was supposed to start today too but it didn’t. Should…

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Tash801
Jan 21, 2019 8:47 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 412, 413, 414

If you get a choice I would say a 3 layer epoxy with clear coat on top FAR FAR exceeds a concrete topping. Easier to clean and maintain having had 4 epoxy floors and now…

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UKAussi
Jan 21, 2019 7:32 pm
UKAussi
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
10 h

Bellriver Homes - Rochester 18

Bellriver Homes - Rochester 18

Not sure I fully understand your plan to relocate the kitchen..... but the Alfresco would then be enclosed on two sides? For me I would prefer the Alfresco to be more…

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Bebbsy
Jan 21, 2019 6:48 pm

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park
NSW
1, 2

Hi landofoz, Congrats for your council approval and CC. Which one is your lot and which builder are you using?

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dipendra
Jan 21, 2019 6:42 pm

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping
VIC
1 ... 62, 63, 64

We have the handle only on the inside and the normal lock on the outside. All display homes are also similar so not sure how your contract says 2 handles for the stacker…

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excited_builders
Jan 21, 2019 5:51 pm

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Hi Andy, I have used same inspector from Macro. He has listed a long list of issues, most are small, 2 requires bit of work. Rawson is saying, the inspection I had with…

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NDDreamHome
Jan 21, 2019 4:44 pm

BURBANK HOMES

BURBANK HOMES

We are building with Burbank too but we are in VIC. Which design did you choose?

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Melbournevic
Jan 21, 2019 12:43 pm
steel
steel
16 h

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park
WA
1, 2

So upstairs walls are in and roofing done. Looks beautiful. Stuck my head upstairs to try and get a feel for the rooms. In some ways it seems much bigger but the MBR and…

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steel
Jan 21, 2019 12:42 pm
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MyFirst
Jan 21, 2019 9:36 am
MrsJM
MrsJM
21 h

Exposed waffle pod after slab pour?

Exposed waffle pod after slab pour?
NSW

I know it’s hard to tell from the photo but it’s definitely the pod. You can when see indentations from where things have bumped it. Sounds like it’s definitely…

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MrsJM
Jan 21, 2019 7:29 am
MrsJM
selva
selva
24 h

New Home on Block with 2.5m fall

New Home on Block with 2.5m fall

We bit the bullet and bought the block, convenience and location was ideal for our circumstances. Now to work with the land and find a builder to help build our home.…

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selva
Jan 21, 2019 5:08 am
Tash801
Tash801
Yesterday

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Did you upgrade the carpet or was it just layed poorly

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Tash801
Jan 20, 2019 9:37 pm
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MrsAJ
Jan 20, 2019 9:25 pm

Building Windsor 40 with Eden Brae (Caddens)

Building Windsor 40 with Eden Brae (Caddens)
NSW

I believe if it's done right, waffle pod is a bad at all. I am hoping for it. :)

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InvincibleInDN
Jan 20, 2019 9:21 pm
InvincibleInDN
Niel07
Niel07
Yesterday

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 759, 760, 761

Hi Guys, Need some advise. I seem to be struggling to convince landscapers to give me a quote prior to start of construction. The issue seems, they would rather wait…

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Niel07
Jan 20, 2019 9:09 pm
Hasan
Hasan
Yesterday

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 50, 51, 52

Just ask your solicitor to rescind current contract and begin a new one (exchange). Not the sales team, they won’t help you.

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Hasan
Jan 20, 2019 9:00 pm

G.J Gardner build - Week 20 - Fitoff

G.J Gardner build - Week 20 - Fitoff
QLD
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Yay! Keys! Handover was very stressful - miscommunication on both sides - got it sorted in the end. It was not special - it was not a nice experience. We just wanted it…

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BrentandAllison
Jan 20, 2019 8:23 pm
BrentandAllison
insider
insider
Yesterday

2nd soil test - contours changed

2nd soil test - contours changed
VIC

yes they often will do a site scrap after demo.

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insider
Jan 20, 2019 5:23 pm
insider
Ali-homebuilder
Ali-homebuilder
20 January

Thornhill park - Rockbank

Thornhill park - Rockbank

Hey Jarad , four percent across Melbourne Overall sounds about right, but the general theme does not reflect what is happening in the outer suburbs, especially the West of…

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Ali-homebuilder
Jan 20, 2019 4:39 pm
Clareymoo
Clareymoo
20 January

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Fixing

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Fixing
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Yeah the cabinet doors are a concern but I suppose they are easily replaced. There's no stone yet and no inbuilt shelves they actually mentioned this in the contract a…

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Clareymoo
Jan 20, 2019 4:28 pm
legspin
legspin
20 January

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39 Build Thread

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39 Build Thread
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Nice house there buddy. Are you a cricket fan by any chance doosra? Looking to build with wisdom too! Juggling between Clarendon, Fairmont and Wisdom? How much did that…

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legspin
Jan 20, 2019 4:21 pm
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HoneyDee
Jan 20, 2019 1:54 pm
HoneyDee
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db33
Jan 20, 2019 12:45 pm
HoneyDee
HoneyDee
20 January

Building Montpellier Grand with Carlisle Homes

Building Montpellier Grand with Carlisle Homes
1, 2

Hi Libran_59, You haven't posted for a while. Was checking if you have got handover and moved in yet? Do post some pics of your house. Specially the facade. Our roof is…

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HoneyDee
Jan 20, 2019 12:36 pm
HoneyDee
justme15
justme15
20 January

Finding a custom home builder ??

Finding a custom home builder ??
VIC

Pj87, who did end up building with ? Thank you in advance.

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justme15
Jan 20, 2019 11:45 am
Doulton777
Doulton777
20 January

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension
VIC
1 ... 74, 75, 76

Here’s a close up viewtopic.php?t=86597You too had 2.7m high ceilings and the rangehood ducted to the outside right? We have 2.7m high ceilings, no…

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Doulton777
Jan 20, 2019 11:18 am
Doulton777

Hey Everyone, We have just signed out contract with Simonds to start building the Cleland 233 in SA (Ledger in VIC) but found it a bit difficult as there are no displays…

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Tysonandkaylie
Jan 20, 2019 11:02 am
SRK114
SRK114
20 January

Slab crumbling?

Slab crumbling?

Up close the bricks are shocking. Espresso colour and most are chipped exposing bright orange underneath. I have emailed my SS about both issues and will update this post following

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SRK114
Jan 20, 2019 8:43 am
stevierae
stevierae
20 January

Chipped PGH Bricks

Chipped PGH Bricks

I'm currently having the same problem with espresso bricks being chipped. Did anyone get this resolved?

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stevierae
Jan 20, 2019 8:36 am
MrChelseaFC
MrChelseaFC
20 January

Choosing Insulated Concrete Foam (ICF) vendor

Choosing Insulated Concrete Foam (ICF) vendor
NSW

Hi, I am keen to get views from experienced persons e.g. professionals or people who have used ICF Insulated concrete foam products for new residential homes to…

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MrChelseaFC
Jan 20, 2019 5:44 am
NattyAddy
NattyAddy
20 January

Aspire Designer Homes

Aspire Designer Homes
VIC

Hi All! I'm so sorry, I don't know why I'm not getting notifications of these replies?! Well, we're still not in. I will admit that a few weeks were due to contractors…

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NattyAddy
Jan 20, 2019 12:26 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
19 January

Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)

Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)
VIC

The ACCC has forgotten about Unfair Contract Terms, something the ACCC is suppose to police. It would seem that they can't do up their own shoelaces without tripping over…

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SaveH2O
Jan 19, 2019 10:27 pm
SaveH2O
MLC
MLC
19 January

Let’s talk staircases- Metricon build

Let’s talk staircases- Metricon build

Wow those stairs are beautiful! Thanks for the photo. It is all about making everything else in the room work with the stairs....just hard to visualise when you can’t…

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MLC
Jan 19, 2019 9:29 pm

Saturday 19th January 2019 Began erecting steel frame. Most walls completed. Trusses next.

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Country Home
Jan 19, 2019 9:01 pm
Drew01
Drew01
19 January

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Got our 10kW of solar going on on the 30th. By my calculations, on a good day, we should be able to generate up to 80kWh of electricity in a day

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Drew01
Jan 19, 2019 8:22 pm
Drew01

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