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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

Arden Developments

Arden Developments
VIC
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Just got out of Contract and signed on the dotted line! My husband and two other friends who are lawyers (who was in with me) have also found that on Clause 8 of the…

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geminithinker
Nov 21, 2017 1:17 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
trimum
trimum
33 m

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
trimum
trimum
37 m

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
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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
1 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

Thank you. I think your security screens really blend in. Not prison-y at all lol. It’s funny all of the little things you have never thought of before like how prison-y…

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sparrowsnest
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
2 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
JS15
JS15
2 h

Individual Design - New Choice Homes

Individual Design - New Choice Homes
WA

Their scheduling is pretty impressive, always something happening on site to keep it moving forward. We were told about 6 months from slab to PCI, but Supervisor says he…

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JS15
Nov 21, 2017 11:08 am
Obi
Obi
2 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
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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

Our Better Built Homes Journey

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

Thanks so much erikaom. It has been our pleasure to share our journey. Thanks for coming along!

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krusade25
Nov 21, 2017 9:58 am
bank
bank
3 h

Our new home

Our new home
VIC
1 ... 14, 15, 16

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

Katrina's 2nd home build - Gympie

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

I'm still skeptical Hudson. It just seems to be so much more to do. We don't even have our kitchen in yet. We're not even paying rent, only rent on our storage unit (which…

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KatrinaH
Nov 21, 2017 9:48 am

Who's building with Clarendon??

Who's building with Clarendon??
NSW
1 ... 902, 903, 904

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

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Yikes! Poor possum. I hope the stairs aren't too much of a dilemma for your daughter. Wishing her a speedy recovery.

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amf139
Nov 21, 2017 8:44 am
amf139

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
1 ... 10, 11, 12

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
1 ... 7, 8, 9

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
14 h

Metricon Trentham Build - The Baby Bordeaux

Metricon Trentham Build - The Baby Bordeaux
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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
14 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

Average Building time from excavation sign to handover

Average Building time from excavation sign to handover

We started August 5th and our PCI/NHP is on the 23rd of March, 111 calendar days elapsed for a 18 square home

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ngrundy
Nov 20, 2017 10:21 pm

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
15 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
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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
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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
16 h

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis
VIC
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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

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW

Looking nice, love how you can get the feeling of how all the rooms feel now. Just a tip, take lots of pictures of the frames where you will put TVs mounted on the wall…

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AllyBrian 2078
Nov 20, 2017 9:00 pm
Rover9
Rover9
16 h

New family home - Metricon Vantage - freeback please!!

New family home - Metricon Vantage - freeback please!!
VIC

Hi, thank you for posting this. We are also looking at building V-48 but looking at other options too ... Can you please give us…

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Rover9
Nov 20, 2017 9:00 pm
Choosy
Choosy
16 h

New Home - Summit Homes 'The Orchard' - Perth SOR

New Home - Summit Homes 'The Orchard' - Perth SOR
WA
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Glad we have got most of this done ourselves without much delay. We had to supply the WP contractor a cadastral survey and then still had to get them back out to shift the…

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Choosy
Nov 20, 2017 8:50 pm
Choosy

Porter Davis - Madison 40

Porter Davis - Madison 40
VIC
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I think option 3 matches the best of those three - View my blog at www.waldorfgrangebuild.wordpress.com

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Nov 20, 2017 8:49 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Rheezy
Rheezy
17 h

My Build: Bushmead with HGWA

My Build: Bushmead with HGWA
WA
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Almost at lock up.. just waiting for windows to go in. Down here now and your slab is down!!! Congrats

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Rheezy
Nov 20, 2017 8:14 pm

Frame came earlier than expected thank goodness :)

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marshi
Nov 20, 2017 7:42 pm


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