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sabrelli
sabrelli
13 September

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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Whenever i can my land registered Nov last year and every weekend i used to drive by to check out progress on my street and to make sure noone dumps crap on my lot

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sabrelli
Sep 13, 2017 10:16 pm
kirashogun
kirashogun
8 September

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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A useful item we have was that a drinking water tap supply from the refrigerator area, and in case u buy yourself a refrigerator using a drinking water thingy in the front…

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kirashogun
Sep 08, 2017 1:28 pm

Right so apart from the roller doors, nothing seems to be done this week I-) Went shopping today and locked in some furniture choices :-D Took advantage of freedom's 20% off…

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allblaqk
Sep 24, 2017 10:15 pm
allblaqk
JLH222
JLH222
14 m

Metricon Metro 32 KDRB Bayside Melbourne

Metricon Metro 32 KDRB Bayside Melbourne
VIC
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It's definitely worth doing after handover. Our downstairs desk, drawers and cupboards were $2.5k through M. We put the same desk in the upstairs media area too. Hard to…

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JLH222
Sep 24, 2017 10:05 pm
JLH222

Building the Metricon Doulton

Building the Metricon Doulton
VIC
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The icons they offered us is still Clipsal. And Saturn is clipsal as well. viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Sep 24, 2017 9:54 pm
Doulton777

Sekisui / Burbank -our Acacia home- Bricks Complete!

Sekisui / Burbank -our Acacia home- Bricks Complete!
NSW
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Yep, our SS was annoyed by us getting the inspection and having to wait for the report (a whole 3 days!!). And then he blamed us for the delay when he had to rebook the…

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The_Joneses
Sep 24, 2017 9:52 pm

KDR with Fairmont Homes

KDR with Fairmont Homes
SA
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Very nice What colour have you used on the walls ? Did you make your entry way narrower ? Our design we have 2 full size doors... is that front door a double wide door…

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DanTheUpholsterer
Sep 24, 2017 9:52 pm

New House Build KDR Blackwood SA Fairmont Homes 'The Grand'

New House Build KDR Blackwood SA Fairmont Homes 'The Grand'
NSW
1, 2

We havent got a timeline from Fairmonts yet about when they are starting to do footings but demo should be done by the 7th and then we need to wet the block for 10 days…

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DanTheUpholsterer
Sep 24, 2017 9:45 pm

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2
NSW
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It was definitely scary, but I pushed through the fear!! We had my in-laws holding the ladders!

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The_Joneses
Sep 24, 2017 9:41 pm

Coral modified Stradbroke

Coral modified Stradbroke
NSW
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Looks great! Your front door looks amazing

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Jessiej
Sep 24, 2017 9:34 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Thx VandM. Handover on Wednesday am hopeful for other installs before the long weekend. Fingers crossed. All going relatively well with your move in?

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ozmonkeyoy
Sep 24, 2017 9:19 pm
ozmonkeyoy

Rawson Homes - Balmoral 34 MK1 St George Area NSW

Rawson Homes - Balmoral 34 MK1 St George Area NSW
NSW
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Well we had our private building inspector do an inspection. According to the report there was no major drama. A few little problems but it should be fine. I tried to call…

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Fee121
Sep 24, 2017 9:15 pm

Valeco Homes

Valeco Homes
QLD
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Any updates bananarama? Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate viewtopic.php?f=31&t=89162

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breebarter
Sep 24, 2017 8:59 pm
breebarter

Who's building with Clarendon??

Who's building with Clarendon??
NSW
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i totally agree, they r making decisions based on $.

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franknewhome
Sep 24, 2017 8:26 pm

JG King Lexington 240 - final fit out

JG King Lexington 240 - final fit out
VIC
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Looking great! Love the rusty sign it will look good on a farm fence... :D I was going to get a big rusty screen for our old house plan but haven't thought about it with…

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Princesssarrah06
Sep 24, 2017 8:22 pm

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
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Wow they are taking their time with your roof too! Have you had a pre-linings payment request yet? I am going to make sure they finish all the roof areas and the eves…

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trimum
Sep 24, 2017 8:20 pm
trimum

The ivy, Doreen

The ivy, Doreen
VIC
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Hi Neha, I have heard Stage 3 and 4 will title at same time. They are expected in December or January. Tanz

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tanz1110
Sep 24, 2017 8:09 pm

Ok!!! So we signed building contracts last Tuesday!!! YAY! Apparently it will be about 8 weeks for planning (council etc.) and then slab and hopefully frame before…

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NatTabs
Sep 24, 2017 8:09 pm
NatTabs

Fair enough too :) Bedroom 2 is going to be our girls' play room for the time being and we will convert it into a spare bedroom when they are a bit older. Below is what…

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Ryan Oliver
Sep 24, 2017 8:01 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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Oh ok lol. Yeah they don't know much at all. Only to overcharge viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Sep 24, 2017 7:59 pm
Doulton777

Porter Davis - Madison 40

Porter Davis - Madison 40
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Yes we went for colourtech in kitchen, galley and master ensuite. It was our most expensive upgrade. But seeing as we are doing the Classic Hamptons interior we didn’t…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Sep 24, 2017 7:46 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
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Not sure what the standard site clean is but we are in a 10yo MJH home at moment and our puppy is digging up concrete, bricks and wires all under the lawn. So…

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BrownDog77
Sep 24, 2017 7:44 pm
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KLB
Sep 24, 2017 7:42 pm
KLB
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Christoshizz
Sep 24, 2017 7:39 pm
Christoshizz

Metricon Winchester 28- Plans and new contract date

Metricon Winchester 28- Plans and new contract date
VIC
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I had the Miele pet and I thought it did a good job until I got the Dyson. Vacuumed with the Miele, then went over it again with the Dyson. Filled the barrel several…

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blackcat20
Sep 24, 2017 7:38 pm
blackcat20

Building Mainvue Aegean430 - 45sq in Berwick Waters

Building Mainvue Aegean430 - 45sq in Berwick Waters
VIC
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These are called "Southampton" lights from Beacon Our Henley Aegean45

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Aegean430
Sep 24, 2017 7:35 pm
Aegean430

Snowdon Review

Snowdon Review
VIC

Hi, Just wondering if you have any updates regarding your build with Snowdon? We are building with them and are extremely unhappy with their quality of work thanks

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mralex34
Sep 24, 2017 7:28 pm

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

Bold Living + Us + South East Queensland = Housing the Tribe
QLD
1, 2

Hey Zacherine, I have been following your thread for a while but didn't want to pump you with questions until I knew what we where doing. Your place is turning out…

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Tribe7
Sep 24, 2017 7:13 pm
Tribe7

JG King modified Heywood - Render

JG King modified Heywood - Render
VIC
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I'm having that issue, debating whether to try and fix the left over issues myself or push to have the builder fix them...

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aloenyx
Sep 24, 2017 7:07 pm
aloenyx

Brick, colorbond, window frame help

Brick, colorbond, window frame help

Hi, We are really second guessing our colour choices for our house and would love some feedback/ ideas. Currently we have * Harvest Gold bricks with grey motar * Jasper…

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Nawsome
Sep 24, 2017 6:48 pm
Nawsome

Snowdon Homes

Snowdon Homes
VIC

We are building with Snowdon at the moment, at this stage we are not at all happy with the quality of the build and the sub standard workmanship, which is causing us…

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mralex34
Sep 24, 2017 6:29 pm
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Cost to repair crossover

Cost to repair crossover
VIC

Hi Ezza, we're in the same boat. If you're going to have driveway done by some third party, rather than your builder, do it together with the driveway.

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9528
Sep 24, 2017 6:19 pm

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
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Hi PEast how much Arden is charging for tiling upgrade to 300x600, thanks.

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Oninon
Sep 24, 2017 5:20 pm

Sorry if this has already been posted. Below are some of the facade upgrade costs for some of the lifestyle homes.

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Ryan Oliver
Sep 24, 2017 5:19 pm

Our new home

Our new home
VIC
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So we went onsite today and did some of our own work. We put insulation into the theatre room walls- between hallway wall and between bedroom 2, WIP. It's only r2.0 so…

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Princesssarrah06
Sep 24, 2017 5:13 pm

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?
VIC
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When we did our colours appointment we were able to make a couple of small changes to the colour scheme. At the time they also offered a longer appointment for $500…

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ngrundy
Sep 24, 2017 4:46 pm

A bit more progress inside.

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sawtelljai
Sep 24, 2017 4:07 pm

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0
NSW
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Worst case scenario is we are into our 5th SS since construction started 02 November 2016, and we don’t even have the GF eaves installed not any gyprock internally so…

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Sevenths
Sep 24, 2017 3:58 pm

Simonds Prague Modified SA

Simonds Prague Modified SA
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

We got told to expect at least a month from 100% done to PCI which... urgh, but understandable!

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JM1911A1
Sep 24, 2017 3:54 pm
JM1911A1
MrCJ
MrCJ
7 h

Building a Carlisle Homes Radison 35 in Boronia (KDRB)

Building a Carlisle Homes Radison 35 in Boronia (KDRB)
VIC

Hi Harpreet, I'm currently at the frame stage, if there is anything I can do to assist please feel free to drop me a PM. Cheers, Chris.

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MrCJ
Sep 24, 2017 3:04 pm

I have been doing some shopping as well

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Madora Dreamer
Sep 24, 2017 3:04 pm
Madora Dreamer

Our KDR journey on Lake Macquarie- XMAS HANDOVER

Our KDR journey on Lake Macquarie- XMAS HANDOVER
NSW
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That's sucks. Can u get the paint off? We haven't unpacked them. The ones on top look ok though... so we'll see I guess.

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lozza81
Sep 24, 2017 2:52 pm

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
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Yes. Even now when your house ready, you already have equity.

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wentworth33
Sep 24, 2017 2:36 pm

Brick Laying

Brick Laying

Ah ok makes sense. I just had a look at your blog, you house looks lovely, can't wait until we are up to that stage

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Hailsm
Sep 24, 2017 2:31 pm
Hailsm

Playing around with the Austral Bricks website visualiser. Good way to spend a Sunday afternoon getting an idea of what our facade might look like.

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Clareymoo
Sep 24, 2017 2:01 pm

Regent Homes Adelaide

Regent Homes Adelaide
SA

We recently built with them completed in end July 2016 (Henley Beach South) and have been living in the new house just a little over a year now. Our house is currently…

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MayaK
Sep 24, 2017 1:53 pm

Building with Dennis Family Homes

Building with Dennis Family Homes
VIC
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Ugh, dealing with councils. Hopefully they'll be pretty good and you won't have any hassles. How fun is colour selection! We enjoyed ours and we had a good idea of what…

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rattleAU
Sep 24, 2017 1:40 pm


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