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Mamz
Mamz
21 October

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Title: Best Coffee shop in Amsterdam Description: Located in Amsterdam, this coffeeshop is relaxed and unpretentious, though it is by no means basic. Paintings and…

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Mamz
Oct 21, 2019 3:29 pm
Mamz
Norfolk
Norfolk
26 November

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 32, 33, 34

You are upsetting your ss’s performance KPI’s by finding defects mid build. He needs to keep the job moving by issuing new contract call ups for material deliveries…

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Norfolk
Nov 26, 2019 10:55 am
bpratt
bpratt
9 November

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 55, 56, 57

Nor have I. I do know in my old house because the cold water pipes inside the ceiling were mounted high, and therefore closer to the zincalume roof,…

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bpratt
Nov 09, 2019 10:32 am

Porter Davis Vermont 33

Porter Davis Vermont 33

Hi Rachel,... great new even we are building Vermont 33 ,... in which suburb are you building...

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Saurabh
Dec 09, 2019 11:54 pm
Shi
Shi
4 h

3 phase power and surge protection - urgent help needed

3 phase power and surge protection - urgent help needed

Thank you Joker. I'm in the same boat, can't foresee any reason why 3 phase would be required for my case other than fast charging electric car if I ever buy it.

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Shi
Dec 09, 2019 10:52 pm

Don’t build with Lifespaces Group

Don’t build with Lifespaces Group

We have recently completed a build with Lifespaces Group and it has been an extremely disappointing and horrendous experience. The lovely designs are severely let down by…

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Disappointed2019
Dec 09, 2019 8:16 pm

G.J. Gardner Bridgewater Modified build in QLD

G.J. Gardner Bridgewater Modified build in QLD
QLD

Just about to build with GJ Gardener Hobart West, Pacific 208 express range with executive facade. Good luck with your build, I'll be following the progress :)

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barrybulb
Dec 09, 2019 7:59 pm

Anybody built with True Value Homes in Melbourne

Anybody built with True Value Homes in Melbourne
1, 2

Hi amit75 one thing you might consider is the timing of your walkthrough inspections. These should be done well before the progress stage invoices are issued to allow time…

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Norfolk
Dec 09, 2019 5:46 pm

Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat
NSW
1 ... 8, 9, 10

More tiling in the entrance hall, I’m liking these. Landscaping started today. Builder had to get access through our back neighbour for the…

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Den45
Dec 09, 2019 5:45 pm
dulie
dulie
15 h

Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified

Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified
1 ... 10, 11, 12

It's a pain in the butt, but nothing too outrageous to fix. They just knock out the metal beam supporting the bricks and move it to correct height, re-brick, render and…

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dulie
Dec 09, 2019 11:48 am
dulie
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
16 h

First Home Build - Mount Barker

First Home Build - Mount Barker

Fingers crossed that your construction footing report comes through quickly, ours took just over 4 weeks. If you haven’t already visited the Design centre, then call in…

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Bebbsy
Dec 09, 2019 11:00 am

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 425, 426, 427

I was also wondering about the need for a second hot water unit

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aussman80
Dec 09, 2019 9:51 am

Building a Metricon Hampshire 45 KDR in Melbourne Provincial

Building a Metricon Hampshire 45 KDR in Melbourne Provincial

Site start date this Friday - cant see them doing more than a site cut maybe

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aussman80
Dec 09, 2019 9:49 am

Roof - colour bond Vs Tiles?

Roof - colour bond Vs Tiles?
VIC

Our thoughts too. With ceiling insulation it’s not like it’s a thunderous noise, it’s a beautiful sound and especially after a long dry period. Tiles are pretty…

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gillybean
Dec 09, 2019 5:31 am
gillybean
Onram
Onram
Yesterday

Building at Clydesdale Estate Marsden Park

Building at Clydesdale Estate Marsden Park

Ronnal This is our builder's reply to the slabs. The standard slab for your home right now is an SD4…

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Onram
Dec 08, 2019 10:21 pm

Building our first home - A Retreat 305 in D'aguilar with Ha

Building our first home - A Retreat 305 in D'aguilar with Ha

Approval is back! Annoyed because we were told 10 business days but council and the builder and it took 21 days because Council tried to say they sent in an incomplete…

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hayleyRetreat305
Dec 08, 2019 4:30 pm
selva
selva
8 December

Plenty Valley Views -Doreen,Vic

Plenty Valley Views -Doreen,Vic
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

We have finalised with Bently , contracts should be signed this week and build probably feb 20 start.

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selva
Dec 08, 2019 9:36 am

It's almost done . Yay! It went up so fast and very little problems The Ventura double story a few house down started way before ours did and it's still far from…

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Simonhome
Dec 07, 2019 4:36 pm
Simonhome
rajat
rajat
7 December

Our Bordeaux 56 Build in Sydney

Our Bordeaux 56 Build in Sydney
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Vuster, In the basix, they had mentioned that owner has to install weather seal after handover...

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rajat
Dec 07, 2019 2:30 pm
Sannyrk
Sannyrk
7 December

Mincove Homes

Mincove Homes

Hi Does anyone have any experiences with Mincove homes they can share? I am currently looking at building my first home, a modified version of their Mollymook. Cheers

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Sannyrk
Dec 07, 2019 2:22 pm

Hi, Been in our new house for 1 year now and have noticed water damage on architrave where the kitchen sink is. The wood is MDF and I think the water has soaked through…

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Cellaraso
Dec 07, 2019 10:12 am
worker
worker
7 December

frustrating build with "high end" building company

frustrating build with "high end" building company

We have just finished a build with a "high end" building company who pride themselves on customization, maximising sun orientation and listening to customers. The…

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worker
Dec 07, 2019 10:10 am
iTool
iTool
6 December

Valeco Homes

Valeco Homes
QLD
1 ... 8, 9, 10

We had already initiated the complaint process with QBCC for a range of defects. QBCC found in our favour on all accounts, an insurance claim was approved, tender awarded…

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iTool
Dec 06, 2019 10:25 pm
Joker
Joker
6 December

Gap in wall skirting, window frames, cabinet and garage door

Gap in wall skirting, window frames, cabinet and garage door

Also remember in first few months moving in that you tend to get more bugs ,but eventually this changes,try electrical field plug ins,ant dust right around your house…

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Joker
Dec 06, 2019 10:17 pm
Berek
Berek
6 December

Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne
QLD
1, 2

Unfortunately no matter who was nice, the only person who counts is the planner who appraised your plans. Any advice needs to be in writing to hold water. I went through…

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Berek
Dec 06, 2019 8:21 pm
chekii
chekii
6 December

Our First Home with My Homes WA, Perth

Our First Home with My Homes WA, Perth
WA
1, 2, 3

Thanks 😊 It's Oyster Grey in Natural

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chekii
Dec 06, 2019 8:09 pm

The garage grano was poured this week, and some more tiling continued. The laundry benchtops were installed but we were notified that the remainder of the benchtops…

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amilelka
Dec 06, 2019 8:03 pm
wentworth33
wentworth33
6 December

Anyone building with wentworth 33 with Clarendon?

Anyone building with wentworth 33 with Clarendon?
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

I am in Sydney. I dont think you can find Wentworth 35 design in any display homes. Your best bet is to see something similar design like Madison and Sheridan or…

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wentworth33
Dec 06, 2019 5:14 pm
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
6 December

Project builder Vs Independent builder

Project builder Vs Independent builder
NSW

You are correct, I'm not saying all project builders use all that but I've been working with project builders and private builders exclusively for 12 years straight and…

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thepa1nter
Dec 06, 2019 4:37 pm
thepa1nter
qldhome
qldhome
6 December

Guidance on new Plantation homes build

Guidance on new Plantation homes build

Hi all I'm in the contracting stage and am seeking advice and help with expectation setting around when I could move to construction (putting aside what they tell me). I…

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qldhome
Dec 06, 2019 2:53 pm
Jualusaha
Jualusaha
6 December

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
1 ... 75, 76, 77

hi, Are you also interested to include my blog in the list? we discuss about buying and selling

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Jualusaha
Dec 06, 2019 1:52 pm
Girish
Girish
6 December

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone
NSW

Hi Miaa, I am planning to consider the project at 103 tallawong road, can you share you recent experience and if you already have a contract with them? Regards, Girish

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Girish
Dec 06, 2019 11:56 am
rose gold
rose gold
6 December

Clarendon Fairmont 35, hamptons facade

Clarendon Fairmont 35, hamptons facade
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Rhetti...your house and pool is so gorgeous...the quality control looks so professional and top notch! Did you have many defects in Pre Inspection?

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rose gold
Dec 06, 2019 8:19 am
alymei
alymei
6 December

Tell me it can work - west facing blocks

Tell me it can work - west facing blocks

We upgraded to tinted glass and its made such a difference to our rooms. Id include 2 outdoor options if you could

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alymei
Dec 06, 2019 5:39 am
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
6 December

Brick Issue with new house, rendering whole house, re-bricki

Brick Issue with new house, rendering whole house, re-bricki

I'd be careful of rendering, mainly because you don't have a sound surface for it to stick to. Brick is mostly only a cosmetic layer anyway if you could tolerate the…

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thepa1nter
Dec 06, 2019 12:37 am
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
6 December

Can you ‘upgrade’ frame with project builder?

Can you ‘upgrade’ frame with project builder?

The magic 450mm spacing you speak of should also be used on the ceilings as well.

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thepa1nter
Dec 06, 2019 12:11 am
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
5 December

Painting Problems

Painting Problems
NSW

I'm sorry you have had problems with your painter, but on a two coat system house, I would highly recommend getting a third coat applied. To get another coat applied…

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thepa1nter
Dec 05, 2019 9:49 pm
thepa1nter
Iam_sarahp
Iam_sarahp
5 December

Greenvale Site costs

Greenvale Site costs

Thanks icheema. We’ve been chatting with PD and they’re prepared to fix site cost but unfortunately the lot we’re looking at just has too many issues I think. Lucky…

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Iam_sarahp
Dec 05, 2019 9:41 pm
Berek
Berek
5 December

Last hurdle to DA approval - driveway submission to Ku Ring

Last hurdle to DA approval - driveway submission to Ku Ring

Councils. I feel your pain about consistency. Every one will be different unfortunately but I didn’t think DA’s expired? For my planning app I just needed to show…

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Berek
Dec 05, 2019 9:23 pm
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
5 December

Own internal painter - WA

Own internal painter - WA
WA

From my experience in new builds for the last 12 years, my opinion, it will be impossible. Normally the owner painter is only allowed access after handover. I have seen…

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thepa1nter
Dec 05, 2019 9:23 pm
thepa1nter
murtaza.sh
murtaza.sh
5 December

SJD Homes. Who's built with them.

SJD Homes. Who's built with them.
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Thanks for your useful advice. very useful information.

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murtaza.sh
Dec 05, 2019 8:56 pm
murtaza.sh

Belga grey tiles

Belga grey tiles

I just got my quote back from Metricon for the belga grey tiles for the master en-suite, bathroom, and two powder rooms ( floor and shower walls only) $7200…

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Metricon_Vantage48
Dec 05, 2019 7:55 pm
stallion
stallion
5 December

Focus homes

Focus homes
NSW

If this is yhe same company and it sounds like it is they were our builder in Hervey Bay In focus homes they we not broke one week and started again the following week Le…

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stallion
Dec 05, 2019 5:34 pm
One
One
5 December

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 767, 768, 769

Thanks PeterJess I hadn’t seen that one before.

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One
Dec 05, 2019 5:03 pm
steff.fa
steff.fa
5 December

Complete homes - Newpark

Complete homes - Newpark
NSW

Hi all! I’m a first time home buyer. With lots of research I’m finally deciding to go with newpark complete homes Could anyone please share your experiences with…

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steff.fa
Dec 05, 2019 12:10 pm
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
5 December

Metronest Homes

Metronest Homes
1, 2

Hello and welcome to the Journey. I can see that you are building in Craigieburn. Is at Highlands ? Also hows the build going.

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Ozshaz
Dec 05, 2019 10:21 am
mboy
mboy
5 December

External caulking of window frames and render edges?

External caulking of window frames and render edges?

Thank you so much for your help. It does make sense to seal gaps between two structures that can have some independent movement between them, and can totally understand…

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mboy
Dec 05, 2019 9:39 am
stevenboh
stevenboh
5 December

McDonald Jones Homes (Hamilton 5) - First Build

McDonald Jones Homes (Hamilton 5) - First Build

I'll have a look at the base price tonight, did you get a quote with the $45k offer yet ?

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stevenboh
Dec 05, 2019 8:19 am
excalibur9
excalibur9
4 December

Anyone building on Bolin Street, Schofields?

Anyone building on Bolin Street, Schofields?

Want to know if anyone who is in the process of buying land and building with Metricon on Bolin Street in Schofields? Would be great to start a discussion group here.

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excalibur9
Dec 04, 2019 9:46 pm
kester
kester
4 December

Take Care Researching Major Builders' Online Reviews

Take Care Researching Major Builders' Online Reviews

Gotta agree with this. A lot of the reviews are suspiciously fake, especially in product review site.

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kester
Dec 04, 2019 12:18 pm

Hi mate, may I know how this was damaged? A similar thing happened to the house we are building. This was caused by machinery they used to excavate during the external…

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John0322
Dec 04, 2019 7:20 am

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