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pandibabi
pandibabi
25 March

Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover

Oh I did not think of it being a pull down I think it's more of a permanent structure 🤣if you can engineer that would be interesting!

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pandibabi
Mar 25, 2018 1:14 pm
pandibabi
Aitch
Aitch
14 April

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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About once a week, but there have been times where I've not looked for a few weeks, mainly due to lack of progress (at least 6 months into build - 10 months from contract…

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Aitch
Apr 14, 2018 1:09 pm
dan1986
dan1986
20 April

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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Hi all, Love this thread so many great ideas, you should also have a look at Build Companion https://www.buildcompanion.com.au they also have some great inclusion ideas.

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dan1986
Apr 20, 2018 8:12 pm

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension
VIC
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Thanks Dulie will look into them both. I just want it too last. That’s builders for you using the cheaper stuff. Knowing my ss he would have made them do it really…

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Doulton777
Apr 22, 2018 2:52 pm
Doulton777

Spoke with our SS and he's advised that the plumber core drills out the HWS drainage.... As for the downpipes, if they need realigning, they'll be done, but currently…

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Amish
Apr 22, 2018 2:47 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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Of course that is what Metricon want to be used as the further away the better. However, for fixture and fittings it is 600mm at a maximum angle of 45 degrees.

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p76rangie
Apr 22, 2018 1:58 pm

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
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We got stone. They had to join two pieces together.

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Renman
Apr 22, 2018 1:50 pm
Renman

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29
QLD
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Looks amazing. Not long now. It's such a lovely area to live in.

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bestspecials
Apr 22, 2018 1:42 pm
bestspecials

Trying to decide on a builder

Trying to decide on a builder

Hello My husband and I have a sideways sloping block in Newcastle that we’re ready to build on. We’ve spoken with Tullipan and Montgomery so far but would like to…

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StaceFaz
Apr 22, 2018 1:23 pm
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ozroofworks
Apr 22, 2018 12:42 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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Hi everyone, We went out to our block yesterday to check on our progress and they have nearly completed the downstairs frame. I didn't have a spirit level with me, but I…

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lilbza
Apr 22, 2018 12:36 pm
lilbza

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate
QLD
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breebarter omgoshhhhh!!!!! you are absolutely flying along!!!! in a week's time you will probably overtake us lol. Looks like they are doing an awesome job! looks very…

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gr8ly
Apr 22, 2018 11:21 am
gr8ly

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / START DATE: April 11th

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / START DATE: April 11th
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Im sure youll have enough room for some plants! It sux we have such small blocks nowadays, hey? I wish i could afford a quarter acre in an urban area! Ohhhh i hear ya! I…

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Dylandbrooke
Apr 22, 2018 11:13 am
Dylandbrooke
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Drew01
Apr 22, 2018 11:06 am
Drew01

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.
VIC
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I don’t believe they did. I haven’t seen any other builds with the underlay. Is that standard or an upgrade to have the cement sheet under the tiles?

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firsttime_homies1401
Apr 22, 2018 11:02 am
firsttime_homies1401

Bricks have started - about half the ground floor was done this week. Mostly the wall closest to next door which I think our SS coordinated so we wouldn’t be in their…

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Jenifermarie
Apr 22, 2018 10:57 am

We are only about 4 weeks away! Can’t wait to be in.

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cinda84
Apr 22, 2018 9:13 am

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 7: Gutters, Fascia, Roof)

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 7: Gutters, Fascia, Roof)
QLD
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Sorry its slow, Steph 😣 BUT your tiling looks awesome! That brickbond is 🙌 - also love your shower niche! Wishing we did that with ours now.... our one will fit my…

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Dylandbrooke
Apr 22, 2018 6:46 am
Dylandbrooke
mrsdoe
mrsdoe
13 h

My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA

My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA
WA
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Look how productive you’ve been Dave, the gardens both front and back are looking great. We’ve done part of our front landscaping (limestone retaining, garden edging,…

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mrsdoe
Apr 22, 2018 1:54 am
mrsdoe
Dani_J
Dani_J
18 h

Our First Dream Home Wk 13 Stone Measure&Hopefully Install

Our First Dream Home Wk 13 Stone Measure&Hopefully Install
QLD
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Gosh tiles are just the hardest to get right IMO. There are so many options out there and as much as I love trawling Pinterest myself and looking at display homes, it can…

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Dani_J
Apr 21, 2018 8:53 pm

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
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That’s ridiculous... I’m so sorry 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
Apr 21, 2018 8:19 pm
Bridgetwitch

Anyone bulding with Lily Homes?

Anyone bulding with Lily Homes?
NSW

Hi Rushil just wanted to know your experience with lily home

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sonia329
Apr 21, 2018 6:57 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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All these fabulous looking houses being finished and great updates from current builds gives me a huge amount of confidence for my own when it starts.

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Manhattan52
Apr 21, 2018 6:54 pm
aphsta
aphsta
21 h

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home
NSW
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Went past the house today and all the timber for the roof and all of the tiles have been delivered!

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aphsta
Apr 21, 2018 6:08 pm
Renman
Renman
22 h

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
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Make sure you put every little thing on the PCI list, otherwise they won't want to address them before handover.

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Renman
Apr 21, 2018 4:35 pm
Renman

Hello All, We are planning to knockdown and rebuild a new home for us. Please see our floor plan so far. Love to hear your input and suggested changes. Thank…

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tajil
Apr 21, 2018 4:16 pm
shazaw
shazaw
23 h

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
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LOL My stress relief just thinking of landscaping and buying more plants . ::lol:: Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
Apr 21, 2018 3:38 pm
chiggles
chiggles
Yesterday

Land - controlled or uncontrolled fill

Land - controlled or uncontrolled fill

Thanks Nabeelc, that's a great idea, and low risk as if it doesn't work out then no harm done. Do you have a thread for your build?

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chiggles
Apr 21, 2018 2:00 pm

Argh!! Plants!! Why is it so hard to decide?? So we are FINALLY doing our front landscaping. (We actually don’t have that much to do but this whole plant decision is…

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PolkaDots
Apr 21, 2018 10:51 am
J278
J278
Yesterday

Bedfordale - New Build - Perth WA

Bedfordale - New Build - Perth WA
WA
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Looking good. Love your ceilings!

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J278
Apr 21, 2018 10:45 am
J278

Just picked up our painting from the framers - to go in the hallway - been rolled up under the bed for 5 years waiting for its new home! Hopefully keys by 10th May…

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dillongl
Apr 21, 2018 10:17 am
dillongl

Hi Guys, Looking at building the buxton with a few modifications as below. Anybody see any major flaws/modifications/suggestions to make? Thanks!

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Ratty05
Apr 21, 2018 9:49 am
Beljeff
Beljeff
Yesterday

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0
NSW
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Hi, there’s a FB group that has 47 members to talk about experiences and ideas. https://m.facebook.com/groups/394147827666800

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Beljeff
Apr 21, 2018 9:46 am
Beljeff
Beljeff
Yesterday

Building with Masterton - Harmony Exclusive

Building with Masterton - Harmony Exclusive
NSW

Hi, I’ve started a FB Group called “building with Masterton” I think there’s a couple of people building harmony. We have 47 members. To share expeirences.

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Beljeff
Apr 21, 2018 9:41 am
SDP
SDP
Yesterday

Seville 30 - Plantation Homes QLD

Seville 30 - Plantation Homes QLD
QLD
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Hi ash No still waiting on completion date. Almost done but supervisor won’t commit to a date until shower screens are in and Stegbar keep delaying We are putting…

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SDP
Apr 21, 2018 9:16 am
Binderella
Binderella
Yesterday

GJ Gardner Kingaroy 304

GJ Gardner Kingaroy 304
NSW
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Yes I hope they do too! Our completion date is now 5/11 (from 22/9)

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Binderella
Apr 21, 2018 7:57 am
dulie
dulie
Yesterday

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD
QLD
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Yeah we saved a lot of money doing things post handover and a lot of DIY stuff too. I'm pretty hands on, so it did save us a bundle of money.

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dulie
Apr 21, 2018 7:32 am
dulie
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WisdomHomes
Apr 21, 2018 7:30 am
WisdomHomes
sparrowsnest
sparrowsnest
21 April

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council
QLD
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Great idea, after my tile debacle is sorted I think I might try and do the same. I don’t even know what I would talk about anymore if not for the house lol.

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sparrowsnest
Apr 21, 2018 1:14 am
Doulton777
Doulton777
21 April

Metricon Winchester 28- Construction

Metricon Winchester 28- Construction
VIC
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Yeah hubby told them they need to patch it up. I think the ss already looked at it before we mentioned it. He catches on fast. Cos I noticed that area was wet. Pretty…

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Doulton777
Apr 21, 2018 12:56 am
Doulton777
freyalam
freyalam
20 April

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
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Anyone did the Efficient Energy upgrade with Stegbar? Sales rep told us it applies to all external doors and windows except entrance door only. That's fine but on our…

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freyalam
Apr 20, 2018 11:49 pm
freyalam
Bridgetwitch
Bridgetwitch
20 April

Our First Home - Ballarat - Welcome to Wrapville!!!

Our First Home - Ballarat - Welcome to Wrapville!!!
VIC
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Looking good icat... it’s all starting to come together now. - 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
Apr 20, 2018 11:31 pm
Bridgetwitch
inexp_user
inexp_user
20 April

Independent Building Inspector

Independent Building Inspector
VIC
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Rum_home, you sound like you are very knowledgable on the subject. We are building with another volume builder and have been invoiced for lock up stage. Although we…

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inexp_user
Apr 20, 2018 11:15 pm
inexp_user
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chrinee
Apr 20, 2018 10:37 pm

After a month’s break, we finally have some progress. Metricon have started on the frame! This was done in the space of one week. There was nothing last week (except…

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rajat
Apr 20, 2018 10:02 pm
Portofino38
Portofino38
20 April

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
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You'd think Fowler would let you get the upgraded tiles for free due to the last minute issue. Absolutely loving all your selections and how nicely your house is coming…

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Portofino38
Apr 20, 2018 9:49 pm
Bri1234
Bri1234
20 April

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

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean 38. Fitoff!
VIC
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It does feel like forever even though we've only been in the rental since July. If signing off on PCI goes to plan on Monday I'm going to give the real estate…

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Bri1234
Apr 20, 2018 9:48 pm
Bri1234
Anna 10
Anna 10
20 April

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?
VIC
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I’m not going to lie I actually found the building process difficult and hard. I also had Darbecca and it was great as they identified quite a lot of issues. It’s…

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Anna 10
Apr 20, 2018 9:41 pm
Bri1234
Bri1234
20 April

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - PCI Done

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - PCI Done
VIC
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I didn't hear from SS this afternoon so I'm still hoping that we'll be meeting on Monday, otherwise we'll have to push settlement back. As long as it happens next week…

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Bri1234
Apr 20, 2018 9:41 pm
Bri1234


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