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Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover
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I'm hoping to get some advice as to the options for garage flooring protection. We'll be doing a bunch of crafty/hobby/sport/maintenance stuff in out 3 car garage. So…

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BrentandAllison
Jun 18, 2018 10:38 am
BrentandAllison

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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I agree with you that it is the tradies you need to watch as in the end they are the ones who will likely make a mega-blunder and not the supervisor (that was the case 20…

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Mr. Sausage
Jun 14, 2018 12:14 pm

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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Duma Fossil is one of the top Indonesian providers of wholesale petrified wood products, wholesale home decor petrified wood…

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springtime
May 20, 2018 9:24 am

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
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We'll keep as many as we can - there's lots of broken bricks all over the place at the moment, which is a little disappointing - I'd have thought the less broken bricks…

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Drew01
Jun 18, 2018 9:16 pm
Drew01
Kurdie
Kurdie
30 m

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Hi all, Currently building a Wisdom with the prestige package. Have a quick question with respect to the front door. We have an XS24 door with rosewood stain. Is a timber…

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Kurdie
Jun 18, 2018 8:54 pm

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2
NSW
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I am not surprised you don't remember Shazaw, because our driveway was poured in DECEMBER, but they did a terrible job on a 38oC day and left a crumbly mess! At first…

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The_Joneses
Jun 18, 2018 8:54 pm
crofty
crofty
55 m

PORTER DAVIS. Share your experience Good or Bad!

PORTER DAVIS. Share your experience Good or Bad!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

terrible quick to take your money.. ' aftercare' IS A LOAD OF RUBBISH. any complaints is oh everything is in guidelines!! front door is bowed the bow must be 6mm out to…

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crofty
Jun 18, 2018 8:29 pm
CC7
CC7
59 m

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29
QLD
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we are hoping for a call this week. but no idea, but surely its this week dark grout at the moment. hope we meet with him soon before my decision gets hazy again

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CC7
Jun 18, 2018 8:25 pm
CC7
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blackcat20
Jun 18, 2018 8:20 pm
blackcat20
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Infra Red
Jun 18, 2018 8:15 pm
Geo1
Geo1
1 h

Builder asked to upgrade class P to E class slab

Builder asked to upgrade class P to E class slab

Diggi, I always get upset when people need to learn lessons when it costs money. If it didn't cost money would we learn? Unfortunately its the human way. We spend…

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Geo1
Jun 18, 2018 8:14 pm

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
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An update of sorts.... at the moment there has been no work on site since last Wednesday. The roof tiles n windows have arrived but no work has been done. Maybe coz of the…

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excited_builders
Jun 18, 2018 6:39 pm
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Lot126
Jun 18, 2018 6:17 pm
Lot126

Cancelling House and Land Package Contract

Cancelling House and Land Package Contract

I suggest you might seek some legal advice. I have cancelled a build contract. But not one that land and building. Are you within the cooling off period? Otherwise what…

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icat2000
Jun 18, 2018 6:01 pm
icat2000

AUSTRAL BRICKS - EVERYDAY - Engage (off white).

AUSTRAL BRICKS - EVERYDAY - Engage (off white).

As Ashleigh said, give Austral a call and they can give you a list of recent homes built with the brick. Be sure to look at a few as the bricks can look totally fifferent…

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kjane
Jun 18, 2018 4:32 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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Good to know, I am building in Melb and it is a step down into garage - due to risk of floods.

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shokel1975
Jun 18, 2018 4:27 pm
shokel1975

Who is building with Beechwood

Who is building with Beechwood
NSW
1 ... 785, 786, 787

Hi, Any chance you would have a picture of your austral engage bricks as a finished product? It would be very appreciated. Regards,

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LaurenParsons
Jun 18, 2018 3:00 pm

New Living Homes

New Living Homes
NSW
1 ... 37, 38, 39

Hi Cherry, Do you by any chance have a picture of your house with the engage bricks? Regards,

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LaurenParsons
Jun 18, 2018 2:59 pm

Flyscreens were installed on Friday and the paving crew were onsite this morning, can't wait to get the concrete in the alfresco done and reduce the amount of sand.…

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Choosy
Jun 18, 2018 2:56 pm
Choosy

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters
WA
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Sorry to hear they’re being a pain. I had about 4 weeks notice i think. I’d follow Vanessah’s advice as sometimes the sales consultants will give you more info, mine…

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Summitlovin
Jun 18, 2018 2:44 pm

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis
VIC
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Looks amazing. How exciting. Handy that you have all your curtains in. We are still waiting for half and been in nearly 3 months now as we ordered them after we moved in.

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Jun 18, 2018 2:39 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne
VIC
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Ok... now I am getting worried about Moonshadow! Hearing too many things about the colour chipping off. Might have to rethink this choice before we go to contract...…

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shokel1975
Jun 18, 2018 2:32 pm
shokel1975

HGWA Baldivis

HGWA Baldivis
WA
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Looks good from what we can see with the photos. Hopefully all goes well.

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steel
Jun 18, 2018 2:14 pm

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 12, 13, 14

seren1ty hope the first couple of weeks in your new how have been fab. I have a small favour to ask please and no worries if you can't do it. I am currently working out…

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kjane
Jun 18, 2018 1:22 pm

Renwick/Mittagong

Renwick/Mittagong
NSW

Hi BA2310, So sorry for the late reply. I never received notification that you replied. We are finally registered!!! I am hoping your block was also in the blocks…

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Manhattanone23
Jun 18, 2018 1:02 pm

First Build with Easystart Homes - Perth

First Build with Easystart Homes - Perth
WA

Paving is now done and A/C installed. PCI booked for 9th July!

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Limit_Point
Jun 18, 2018 12:50 pm

as of 27May2018

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IamSAM
Jun 18, 2018 12:46 pm
IamSAM
CC7
CC7
10 h

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1 ... 17, 18, 19

I noticed yesterday our WIR ones are like this, although they aren't proper holes. looks like they have just been lightly smashed with a hammer :S but then some areas of…

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CC7
Jun 18, 2018 11:46 am
CC7
Emmz70
Emmz70
10 h

Montpellier45_Journey

Montpellier45_Journey
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hello it’s been awhile. Any developments your side? Can’t wait for your updates

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Emmz70
Jun 18, 2018 11:43 am
CS199
CS199
10 h

Wisdom Homes Sydney

Wisdom Homes Sydney

There is another price increase coming up end of this month, not sure if you will get impacted by that or not

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CS199
Jun 18, 2018 11:16 am

Building with Eden brae

Building with Eden brae
NSW

I would suppose it would depend on what you wanted to change. If it is just paint colours, that would be fairly easy, however, if you are wanting to change roof and…

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bestspecials
Jun 18, 2018 10:58 am
bestspecials

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 548, 549, 550

We Originally had a h1 slab on our quote at 9k then because most of the blocks in our estate are coming back as M we had ours changed to M. I just don't get how from S…

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Kevinmarques89
Jun 18, 2018 10:18 am

Coral Daydream 32

Coral Daydream 32
1, 2

Sounds like a good outcome.

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blackcat20
Jun 18, 2018 9:55 am
blackcat20

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.
VIC
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There’s no other damage other than the shower heads missing and likely a tradie from another build. It’s not something that will delay the build (which is good) but…

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firsttime_homies1401
Jun 18, 2018 9:13 am
firsttime_homies1401
shazaw
shazaw
12 h

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
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Best to paint garage floor after driveway. We had drain in front of garage, muddy dirt and wet concrete during prep for driveway wasn't pretty. Very messy, so no point in…

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shazaw
Jun 18, 2018 9:09 am

Cost of site work (earthworks, retaining wall, levelling)

Cost of site work (earthworks, retaining wall, levelling)
WA
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AmitSi Welcome to the forum BTW, That price/build is over 5 years old? In a fast paced building environment it's probably doubled and unlikely to come down The question…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 18, 2018 7:07 am
StructuralBIMGuy
shazaw
shazaw
21 h

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
1 ... 35, 36, 37

You did well with stepping stone. We have same problem too. We are going to do stepping stones with blue metal gravel infill walkway on one side of the house. Build…

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shazaw
Jun 18, 2018 12:24 am

Lucere estate at Leppington

Lucere estate at Leppington
NSW
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Actually i have no clue about landscaping that's something I will need to work on later but for now fences and blinds are my priorities. How about the quotes you got ?…

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splendid_12
Jun 17, 2018 11:12 pm
Emmz70
Emmz70
23 h

Building Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Geelong

Building Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Geelong
VIC
1 ... 136, 137, 138

Doesn't time fly! I can't believe it's already been a year. I'm starting a job next month so hopefully will be able to start ticking off some boxes of the last few…

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Emmz70
Jun 17, 2018 10:41 pm

Spent 3 hours with the cabinetmaker on Friday - I thought we'd only be an hour or so, so that length of time was unexpected! They will be doing quite a bit - kitchen,…

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stellabella
Jun 17, 2018 10:07 pm
stellabella

And the punches keep coming...parts of our grout is starting to disintegrate on our floor tiles...vacuumed straight out!

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bumblebee1985
Jun 17, 2018 8:32 pm

This is our home in blackberry :) we went with this as we found blackbutt too dark.

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k3nnis
Jun 17, 2018 8:25 pm
bestspecials
bestspecials
Yesterday

Coral Homes - Hampton 26 - Tweed

Coral Homes - Hampton 26 - Tweed
NSW
1, 2

What height are they supposed to be?

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bestspecials
Jun 17, 2018 7:42 pm
bestspecials
Variegated
Variegated
Yesterday

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
1 ... 41, 42, 43

Congratulations on your handover date Trimum. I hope everything goes well for you.

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Variegated
Jun 17, 2018 6:22 pm
Variegated
Lot126
Lot126
Yesterday

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Heated towel rails, vanity lights, pillar lights and alfresco fan purchased!

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Lot126
Jun 17, 2018 6:11 pm
Lot126
Variegated
Variegated
Yesterday

Take Two

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

Thanks Trimum and Frankily. The liquidated damages clause does not give the option to terminate the contract , and I've already paid for the plumbing and electrical…

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Variegated
Jun 17, 2018 6:08 pm
Variegated
elieassi1992
elieassi1992
Yesterday

Metricon - Glendale 39 HLE (Regional Vic)

Metricon - Glendale 39 HLE (Regional Vic)
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Your garden is looking awesome kylz! :) Yeah you can't miss us, the only house with the big gumtree on the corner haha.

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elieassi1992
Jun 17, 2018 4:25 pm
elieassi1992
stoff17
stoff17
Yesterday

Metricon Franklin 53 modified

Metricon Franklin 53 modified
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Thanks r_13 Standard monument color bond, but yeah we love it too

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stoff17
Jun 17, 2018 3:50 pm

Week 4 Following the slab pour last Saturday (09/06/2018.) the pre-fab frames were delivered on Tuesday (12/06/2018.) after the Queens Birthday…

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Kollosche
Jun 17, 2018 1:34 pm
Bronte19
Bronte19
Yesterday

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
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Our fee is $200 but there is refundable bond of $1,000 so total $1200 upfront. You will get $1000 bond back after the construction is complete and the builder has not…

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Bronte19
Jun 17, 2018 1:28 pm

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