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Show us your facade...

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

Thanks so much.. Our front door is a Hume Savoy XS24 that has been painted Woodland Grey, it looks a bit darker due to it being shaded. The door hand is a Gainsborough…

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Gerro
Dec 10, 2018 1:57 pm
steel
steel
4 December

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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Weekly to fortnightly. Im not into construction but I am curious by nature (engineer). So I like to track and follow how they do it and the order.

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steel
Dec 04, 2018 11:52 am
sparekh
sparekh
1 November

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

We had met over 12 builders and spoken to 50-60 when luck struck. In mid 2017, after 18 months, we found Vips from Rehaan Builders to see through the project. He was a…

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gablesrocks
Dec 10, 2018 2:56 pm

Garage on the boundary

Garage on the boundary
VIC

Our neighbours house is build to boundary and they started building the day we moved in (4 months ago). We left that side of the house where their garage is untouched…

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bestspecials
Dec 10, 2018 2:32 pm
bestspecials

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Hi guys: I had my slab down on 30/NOV.And get touch with wisdom landscaping consultant last week. That is a very nice guy to talk with.But this morning I had received…

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Home_17
Dec 10, 2018 2:20 pm
CW_L
CW_L
1 h

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
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YAY! How exciting! How good is it to finally see your home come to life? It'll be more exciting once the brickwork and roof tiles are done. This stage of construction i…

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CW_L
Dec 10, 2018 2:01 pm
CW_L

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW

4 days work in 6 weeks?? That's insane... what has your SS told you when talk to them about this lack of progress? I hope you get some answers soon and more importantly…

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Dunk85
Dec 10, 2018 1:53 pm

Calculation of liquidated damages

Calculation of liquidated damages
VIC

Unfortunately, the builder just ignore us regarding our objection of the calculation. They did not provide any notice of extension or bad weather etc in writing. Guess we…

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Novice 000
Dec 10, 2018 1:46 pm

::surprise:: Oh no! I'm so sorry. That's a shock, she wasn't very old was she? Mali is wonderful and couldn't be more loved! Amity particularly is ridiculously in love, she…

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bank
Dec 10, 2018 1:34 pm
bank

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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Just my opinion. I'm not building with M , but my current build is chestnut bricks. Chestnut can look a bit dull on cloudy days. I reckon darker bricks would look…

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MyFirst
Dec 10, 2018 1:18 pm

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping
VIC
1 ... 60, 61, 62

Geez, . Evap. coolers are pretty simple systems and rarely breaks down.. To get one not working on new house is pretty unlucky? I guess I have to check that too during handover.

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MyFirst
Dec 10, 2018 1:11 pm

Does builder top up soil to cover up waffle slab edges?

Does builder top up soil to cover up waffle slab edges?

Thanks all, I will try to negotiate something if they do leave it exposed. LOL. I reminded my SS his obligations and his reply was , he's been in the industry for 20 odd…

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MyFirst
Dec 10, 2018 1:08 pm

Custom build a new house, need some comment

Custom build a new house, need some comment

Hi all, We just signed the contract to build a double storey in Brisbane on a 12m x 30m lot. So far, we are happy with what we got, but on the final check last night, I…

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jamesn
Dec 10, 2018 1:00 pm

Building with CJ Homes

Building with CJ Homes
QLD

Colour consultation cannot happen before the 15/01/2019 because of the Christmas break. I wasn't expecting the build to start until after Christmas to be honest but I…

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onlyann
Dec 10, 2018 12:12 pm

In need of an architect or builder for some advice please!!!

In need of an architect or builder for some advice please!!!

Wow that's a very luxurious looking house! What I would do is imagine your entry is on the top floor - where the void is now. Then reverse the staircase so it leads…

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amilelka
Dec 10, 2018 11:31 am

Occupation Certificate & Interim Occupation Certificate Fail

Occupation Certificate & Interim Occupation Certificate Fail
NSW

I am not familiar with NSW but the general advice is to talk to your certifier to ascertain what exactly the problem is. It seems to be a mixed bag of things to be done by…

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building-expert
Dec 10, 2018 9:47 am
building-expert
ehhc
ehhc
6 h

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
1 ... 40, 41, 42

Haha no way, couldn’t trust myself to try it. We chose a composite to minimise maintenance but apparently the cons are that it could scratch, and I reckon probably…

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ehhc
Dec 10, 2018 9:00 am
ehhc

Construction doesn’t start until early next year as our builder Rawdon hill closes over Xmas period so everything will be on pause until the new year now. We are…

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Jayy
Dec 10, 2018 8:39 am
Jayy

We built the Barossa 255, similar in design. We had a good experience and love our home. We have been in it 6 months.

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GillyH
Dec 10, 2018 7:51 am
GillyH
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Dee_0301
Dec 10, 2018 6:49 am
faykis
faykis
14 h

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

HI guys anyone planning to rent their house in MacAathurr heights in early January? we are looking for a 4bedroom house in M Heights but not much property on the market…

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faykis
Dec 10, 2018 12:37 am
faykis

Build contract, legal advice?

Build contract, legal advice?

Don't bother, a solicitor review voids your 7 day cooling off period. Just examine closely pre contract as the building expert said then go over it thoroughly post…

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sweetswisssteel
Dec 09, 2018 11:12 pm

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
1 ... 37, 38, 39

Thanks Vista, I think I actually got the cabling inspiration from you orginally A fan that is programmable based on temperature is a good idea. I might look…

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Quirmeball1280
Dec 09, 2018 7:09 pm
Quirmeball1280
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Manj
Dec 09, 2018 6:16 pm
Manj
staypositive
staypositive
Yesterday

Review for metronest

Review for metronest

Dont even think building with metronest. They are full of crap. Beware guys . Very poor documentation and process. Taking forever to build one of my mates house :(

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staypositive
Dec 09, 2018 12:45 pm

Arden Homes Inspectors

Arden Homes Inspectors
VIC
1, 2

As a builder who has lived through change from council building inspectors to privatised building surveying and inspections I can tell you of a catastrophic fall in…

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building-expert
Dec 09, 2018 9:13 am
building-expert
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
Yesterday

Builder refusing to give OP

Builder refusing to give OP
VIC

anu123, Who employed the building surveyor, you or the builder?

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SaveH2O
Dec 09, 2018 8:48 am
SaveH2O
GarethB
GarethB
Yesterday

Coral Homes – Lisbon 25, Hervey Bay / QLD - FRAME

Coral Homes – Lisbon 25, Hervey Bay / QLD - FRAME
QLD
1, 2, 3

Agree on the front, hoping once it is all up it will have a great effect to it. How are you guys going? Had any luck on the house sale?

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GarethB
Dec 09, 2018 7:28 am
GarethB

Didn't get a colour board. But from the rough idea. White render throughout with black tiles and gutters. Floorboards throughout with grey carpets in the living areas…

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rogklee
Dec 08, 2018 11:04 pm

Windows are in. Boys working on Saturday.

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Salfield
Dec 08, 2018 4:53 pm
STurner
STurner
8 December

Choosing Right Bricks for 1st House

Choosing Right Bricks for 1st House

Hi RileyR, have you come to a conclusion? We're almost at lockup stage and have used PGH Eclipse. For our builder they are an included brick at .74c each. Breaking Dawn is…

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STurner
Dec 08, 2018 4:49 pm
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
8 December

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 566, 567, 568

bestspecials Thank you so much. That's nice and bright. We will keep that as an option for sure.

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MrsAJ
Dec 08, 2018 1:52 pm
gogo65
gogo65
8 December

Custom Home Designs

Custom Home Designs
NSW

Hi Gogo Yes, PMd you but nothing came through? My email is shanekavanagh090@gmail.com if you want to try email me there?

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gogo65
Dec 08, 2018 12:47 pm
gogo65
doosra
doosra
8 December

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39 Build Thread

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

Handover date is 18th Dec. Can't wait !! Driveway will not be finished in time and potentially fencing before the new year

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doosra
Dec 08, 2018 7:59 am
Melos
Melos
8 December

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Wow!!! The whole house looks fantastic and congrats on your new little guy. Talk about amazing timing

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Melos
Dec 08, 2018 6:48 am

Things are starting to take shape. We received our fit our invoice recently. Here are some progress pics

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SAFA1
Dec 07, 2018 10:17 pm
JXYL
JXYL
7 December

Building the Metricon Doulton

Building the Metricon Doulton
VIC
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Looking good, it will be lockup in no time. Btw, awesome shot, make your frame look like gold plated!

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JXYL
Dec 07, 2018 9:59 pm

I was there today and could see a lot of construction !!

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dineshjain
Dec 07, 2018 8:55 pm

This is the only photo I could find that shows the colours properly. Gutters and front flashing is monument and the fascia is basalt. I wanted the flashing and gutters…

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MrsJM
Dec 07, 2018 7:59 pm
MrsJM
MCC0013
MCC0013
7 December

Porter Davis. No mod for (length) for a garage?????

Porter Davis. No mod for (length) for a garage?????
VIC

Its as simple as they wont budge on changing any aspect of the facade so it depends on what is behind the garage to allow the extra length. It is definately possible and…

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MCC0013
Dec 07, 2018 7:48 pm
Linda 2
Linda 2
7 December

Building Monte Carlo 40- Wisdom homes

Building Monte Carlo 40- Wisdom homes
NSW
1, 2

Thank you for your reply. Yes I selected to pay extra for IOC during the end panel.

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Linda 2
Dec 07, 2018 5:10 pm
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Chelsea1990
Dec 07, 2018 4:52 pm

The top story is going to be rendered foam

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brokenstick
Dec 07, 2018 4:50 pm
brokenstick
steph73
steph73
7 December

Henley Aluminium Cornerless Bifolds

Henley Aluminium Cornerless Bifolds
VIC

Hi All Does anyone out there know the cost of Henley's Aluminium Cornerless Bifolds? TIA

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steph73
Dec 07, 2018 1:42 pm
Elva
Elva
7 December

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?
VIC
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Hi Eureka 22, What are the issues you got from HBC? Just want to check to mine. Thanks

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Elva
Dec 07, 2018 1:08 pm
TiredHalo
TiredHalo
7 December

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41
QLD
1, 2

Good taste then. :) Yeah, we upgraded to the Fujitsu with 9 zones and MyAir 5 control. That came to $5,300.

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TiredHalo
Dec 07, 2018 11:51 am
TiredHalo
Monkey55
Monkey55
7 December

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Almost!! I still honestly cant believe how many mistakes council made....but thats finally done, bank valuation came back all good yesterday. So hopefully sign the loan…

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Monkey55
Dec 07, 2018 9:52 am

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