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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
Vet
Vet
5 m

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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After signing the provisional contract & paying the deposit. How much added cost will there be when it comes to the contract stage? Not including the studio appointment.…

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Vet
Nov 23, 2017 12:51 pm

Building with Ausbuild- Enclave Gumdale - SE QLD

Building with Ausbuild- Enclave Gumdale - SE QLD
VIC
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Update: Our painting was delayed by 2 weeks, hopefully will finish today. Light fittings are going in tomorrow. Driveway was done yesterday and Flooring should go in next…

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akashsethi10
Nov 23, 2017 12:51 pm
akashsethi10

Ausbuild Stretton Heights - First Home Build QLD

Ausbuild Stretton Heights - First Home Build QLD
QLD
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Looking great. Our painting was delayed by 2 weeks, hopefully will finish today. Light fittings are going in tomorrow for us. Driveway was done yesterday and Flooring…

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akashsethi10
Nov 23, 2017 12:50 pm
akashsethi10
lovisa
lovisa
15 m

First jome build SA Hickinbotham

First jome build SA Hickinbotham
SA
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Went past house and saw brickies there did not stop or go in but looked like they did something around the garage area maybe the piers that will be rendered. Not sure if…

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lovisa
Nov 23, 2017 12:42 pm
gags
gags
24 m

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
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Agree. People tend to go on christmas break mode from mid dec or even before.

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gags
Nov 23, 2017 12:33 pm
ehhc
ehhc
51 m

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2
NSW
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Hmm is that an induction cooktop? Looks so sleek and fancy :)

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ehhc
Nov 23, 2017 12:06 pm
ehhc
CC7
CC7
56 m

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
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Good to know! I will have to look at your thread again - love the Avocas

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CC7
Nov 23, 2017 12:00 pm
CC7

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
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The manual doesn't specify anything, but all the ovens on the Smeg website specify they come with two shelves.

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The_Joneses
Nov 23, 2017 11:26 am

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD
QLD
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Hi Maddy Welcome to the forums, and thanks. Hope you enjoyed the read. Vantage is a beautiful home. And I see you've already found Mt.Views thread, he should be…

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dulie
Nov 23, 2017 11:24 am
dulie

Metricon Winchester 28- Settlement ~ December

Metricon Winchester 28- Settlement ~ December
VIC
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Just hoping desperately that SOC comes through by the end of the week as our expected title date is next week and thats starting to look unlikely.

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blackcat20
Nov 23, 2017 11:15 am
blackcat20

Coral Homes Marcoola 32 at Canungra QLD

Coral Homes Marcoola 32 at Canungra QLD
QLD
1 ... 12, 13, 14

How good is a slab pour!!! We are going to be in line with progress throughout our builds!

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Caydenn
Nov 23, 2017 10:52 am
Caydenn

Independent Building Surveyor or Builder's Surveyor

Independent Building Surveyor or Builder's Surveyor
VIC

1. Engineers are licensed to deal with all aspects of structural design.. ( Engineers Australia, National Engineer Register) Building Surveyors are licensed to deal with…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 23, 2017 10:47 am
StructuralBIMGuy

HGWA in Calleya Estate

HGWA in Calleya Estate
WA
1 ... 12, 13, 14

thanks Chris, mine is being done during construction

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Madora Dreamer
Nov 23, 2017 10:35 am
Madora Dreamer

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast
QLD
1 ... 21, 22, 23

I'll be honest, settlement as a whole is pretty underwhelming hahaha... We just got a text that said Congratulations you have settled, lol.

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Caydenn
Nov 23, 2017 10:28 am
Caydenn

The epic home building race - HANDOVER FINALLY!!!

The epic home building race - HANDOVER FINALLY!!!
QLD
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Wow rural, it all sounds a bit hectic - but fun! Your going to need that holiday! - B A vue of the pines on the Gold…

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Bridgetwitch
Nov 23, 2017 10:14 am
Bridgetwitch

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 789, 790, 791

There you go then, I assumed it was always done in the same order but I guess not! Great news on getting a lot of work done on the house in any case, have you got a…

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Hurrow
Nov 23, 2017 10:03 am

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0
NSW
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Hi Buildinsydney, We went with Actron www.actronair.com.au, they manufacture in Australia and have a good range. 5 - 6 zones is quite a lot. We upgraded to 4 zones, 2…

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Gibson
Nov 23, 2017 9:36 am
Gibson
elky
elky
4 h

1st knockdown rebuild: 1st steps towards planning our home

1st knockdown rebuild: 1st steps towards planning our home

Hey algernon, thanks for your detailed reply. :) I think we'll start sussing out site surveys. Best of luck with your own project! It looks like an awesome design.

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elky
Nov 23, 2017 9:03 am

Escape Homes and Developments

Escape Homes and Developments
QLD

The other build next to us (integrity) did the same thing to us when they contact escape homes. So I think they're a cuttin a deal somehow! I'm just glad to be done with…

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chrisnty
Nov 23, 2017 8:27 am

Modified Coral Cloncurry. We have keys!!

Modified Coral Cloncurry. We have keys!!
QLD
1 ... 39, 40, 41

It's all looking fabulous Tamara! I just love the size of your ensuite. :-D Love your bedside pendants too and you're right, just buy a king size with the right shaped bed…

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Joggles
Nov 23, 2017 8:03 am
Joggles

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis
VIC
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Yeah definitely nervous choosing from a swatch. I was so determined to get paint pots and test colours but couldn’t be bothered in the end. I think if you see enough…

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Dani_J
Nov 23, 2017 7:47 am

Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: so slow

Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: so slow
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Starting to look ready to finish with the brick and cladding. Really like how the façade is shaping up

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SteveMc
Nov 23, 2017 7:45 am
SteveMc

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - Frame Stage

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - Frame Stage
VIC
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Ha ha, do not mean to bag grey pebble as a colour!! It’s lovely and will definitely suit your dune roof. Just a bit beige-y for our colour scheme. Yeah I…

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Dani_J
Nov 23, 2017 7:36 am

Coral Homes Marcoola

Coral Homes Marcoola
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

God I was so worried but it turned out lovely and soft

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H Family
Nov 23, 2017 6:43 am
H Family
voz
voz
13 h

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 748, 749, 750

Good progress Miffy. Paint - 2 coats done already?

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voz
Nov 23, 2017 12:20 am

Bold Living + Us + South East Queensland = Housing the Tribe

Bold Living + Us + South East Queensland = Housing the Tribe
QLD
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Agree, Tribe has disappeared! Will need to do a sticky beak sometime soon to check on your block. Best wishes, Tribe!

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ruraldoc
Nov 23, 2017 12:20 am
ruraldoc

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - WEEK 25

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - WEEK 25
QLD
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Yeah, heres hoping they can at least get the kitchen/bathroom + laundry in, the flooring and maybe painting? I'll be happy with that before xmas

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allblaqk
Nov 23, 2017 12:07 am
allblaqk

Our First Dream Home

Our First Dream Home
QLD
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Love the new window pattern! I would totally do that too! In fact, I remember looking at our elevations in prototype drawings thinking about all the dead spaces we needed…

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ruraldoc
Nov 22, 2017 11:52 pm
ruraldoc

I'm kicking myself for not picking up this crooked gas pipe early. Now that looking at this photo wonder any damages around area of gaspipe.

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shazaw
Nov 22, 2017 11:26 pm

Glass has gone in, but not sure why it did since the white set hasn't been put on yet? They've also installed my sliding door wrong as the opening panel is meant to be in…

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just_a_draftee
Nov 22, 2017 11:25 pm

Hi Mt. View, Thought of sharing my plans as I am building a Vantage too (35 though). We are due to make our selections in the coming week and DA is done.

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Maddy178
Nov 22, 2017 11:13 pm
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Zayedzamir
Nov 22, 2017 11:10 pm
dputus
dputus
14 h

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park
NSW

i've got one of the small block as smart living..planning to build..any good builder to be recommended? not many builders build small lot with fronzie at the back..

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dputus
Nov 22, 2017 11:04 pm
MsMel
MsMel
14 h

Coral Homes Longreach QLD

Coral Homes Longreach QLD
QLD

Not yet! Have council approval, and signed off on colour and tiles. Just need to finalise electrical.

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MsMel
Nov 22, 2017 11:04 pm

Ranch Style Homes Victoria

Ranch Style Homes Victoria
VIC

We’ve just started building ours about 6 weeks ago. Designed ourselves using local builder. We liked one of the Hensley Park Home designs, loosely based our design…

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jodesandnaz
Nov 22, 2017 11:03 pm
dputus
dputus
14 h

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 18, 19, 20

hi planning to build in one of those smart living lots (3x series) for bardia...any good builder to be recommended for 2 storey house with fronzie on the rear side on top…

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dputus
Nov 22, 2017 10:56 pm

Perfect builder for a new house

Perfect builder for a new house
QLD

I agree with Obi. There is no such thing as a perfect builder. There are so many factors to consider. I think things can go wrong with every builder but it’s how they d…

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sparrowsnest
Nov 22, 2017 10:49 pm
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K-Real
Nov 22, 2017 10:31 pm
K-Real

Coral Homes - Modified Longreach 33 in QLD

Coral Homes - Modified Longreach 33 in QLD
QLD
1 ... 24, 25, 26

It's done, but waiting on some shelves to finish it off before posting some pics. Pool isn't started - bit of a sore point as being messed about by them

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em-n-craig
Nov 22, 2017 10:15 pm
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em-n-craig
Nov 22, 2017 10:13 pm
amf139
amf139
15 h

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 417, 418, 419

Hi Bob, we weren't asked to organise a report. The bill just came from Strathfield Council with our approved plans! They deemed the estimated value of the house based…

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amf139
Nov 22, 2017 9:44 pm
amf139

Today has been more progress, the plumber visited yesterday to place the pipes, and put the water on, today they started to organise the waffle slab, and drilled holes for…

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GillyH
Nov 22, 2017 9:30 pm
GillyH

Some exciting progress! Bricks are going up, insulation done, plaster ready to go up! Expecting lock up to be completed in the next week! House is feeling ok…

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Melt23
Nov 22, 2017 7:52 pm

101 Residential

101 Residential
WA

Hi PerthNewbie We are building with 101 at the moment. We are building a 2 story custom plan, SOR in an established suburb. We shopped around and ended narrowing it…

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Miloski
Nov 22, 2017 7:49 pm

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean38 - FRAMING

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean38 - FRAMING
VIC
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That's good news. lol have fun. Do you actually go on site? I think the vet said a day or 2. Must admit I wasn't thinking too clearly at the time. He did specify…

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Bri1234
Nov 22, 2017 7:30 pm
Bri1234

22/11/2017- So we have our bench tops installed in kitchen, laundry, bathroom and ensuite. We also have most of the doors hung with architraves and skirtings in half of…

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Hailsm
Nov 22, 2017 7:23 pm
Hailsm

I got an email from the builder this arv. They have changed the style of vinyl plank flooring since our colour selections. The top one is what we chose, the bottom is the…

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KatrinaH
Nov 22, 2017 7:03 pm


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