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Unfortunately we decided to sell out villa in Greece but we were working on this project from zero. So it was planed carefully, if you need any help or advise you can…

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TheBee2
Jan 24, 2019 2:49 am
brokenstick
brokenstick
11 February

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Agree completely, I regularly point out things as I see them. My SS has grumbled a little bit but I have explained to him the benefits to both of us - I would rather point…

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brokenstick
Feb 11, 2019 9:53 am
brokenstick
Melbournevic
Melbournevic
19 February

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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Just an update that the request to move the wall has been declined. I was told that no structural change in the production. Anyway, I should be happy for what it is now.…

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Melbournevic
Feb 19, 2019 1:00 pm

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Oh no...I thought you would be all settled into your house by now, so sorry you are having such a bad experience 🤨 How has it been trying to get Fairhaven to fix all…

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GEOnTREY
Feb 23, 2019 1:18 am
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
43 m

Building the Simonds Cleland 233 in SA

Building the Simonds Cleland 233 in SA
SA

We are building with Statesman Homes and at this rate, can’t see the house completed until this time next year. Looking forward to the selections stage but still…

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Bebbsy
Feb 23, 2019 12:54 am

Need advice on building by breaching contract

Need advice on building by breaching contract

Another forum member who also built the prestige Bristol back in 2016, base price was 360,000 as in their thread, ended up costing 550,000, odd, so you almost certainly…

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Joker
Feb 22, 2019 11:22 pm
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melindaz
Feb 22, 2019 11:11 pm

COLOUR SELECTIONS This has probably been our biggest headache and still not 100% finalised, but with the help of a great…

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darb74
Feb 22, 2019 10:56 pm

The builder has been quick to rectify all the defects, with the supervisor sending evidence photos. The slab was poured as scheduled and it's now time for it to cure.

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onlyann
Feb 22, 2019 9:35 pm
Gsl
Gsl
5 h

Checking compliances for a land - whose responsibility?

Checking compliances for a land - whose responsibility?

Thanks very much for the explanation. Our solicitor did not explain the developer guidelines at the time of purchase. So we didn’t know about a specific setback that…

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Gsl
Feb 22, 2019 8:53 pm

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra
VIC
1 ... 20, 21, 22

A lot has been happening in the background this week: - Carpet repair person booked in to remove paint stains from carpet - Painter booked in to scope our work and…

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bumblebee1985
Feb 22, 2019 8:36 pm

Custom build on acerage in Ipswich QLD

Custom build on acerage in Ipswich QLD
QLD
1, 2

Approved our plans today, now to wait for the certifier

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alymei
Feb 22, 2019 8:20 pm

Fairmont 35 adapted Hamptons facade - CLARENDON homes

Fairmont 35 adapted Hamptons facade - CLARENDON homes

That's an awesome Master... that'll be interesting to see the barn doors and how they end up Are you going Ruby, Sapphire or Diamond inclusions? If you haven't already,…

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KingTaco
Feb 22, 2019 8:09 pm
KingTaco

Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - framing

Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - framing
QLD
1, 2, 3

Darbecca were one of the 6 I contacted back in mid-January and I never heard back from them. I still haven't as a matter of fact! Their reviews are good which is why they…

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KingTaco
Feb 22, 2019 7:57 pm
KingTaco

Variations/Upgrades to a new build

Variations/Upgrades to a new build

So true. Exactly the same tactic for their standard house offerings too, just enough to get an occupancy certificate, but most people would like to upgrade something in…

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luxbuild
Feb 22, 2019 7:13 pm
thme
thme
8 h

Upgrading with builder Vs changing post build

Upgrading with builder Vs changing post build

We upgraded all of our door hardware, taps, powerpoints etc to the black/charcoal option. Some of the costs were quite affordable and others were mindblowing ($2,600 to…

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thme
Feb 22, 2019 6:00 pm

Friday 22nd February 2019. Brickies started this week. But had 2 days off due to much needed rain. Loving our brick choice. Can’t wait to see all the bricks done.…

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Country Home
Feb 22, 2019 5:39 pm
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
10 h

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 568, 569, 570

Thanks xjanex. SS said he will send us a quote. I wasn't aware we can hang them anywhere on steel frames. Thanks for letting us know. One of our friend said he tried to…

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MrsAJ
Feb 22, 2019 3:52 pm

Guys! We have action! We've been twiddling our thumbs since the land titled in December, so were THRILLED to see someone had happened. Yes, it's just a bin and some…

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EmmaK8
Feb 22, 2019 2:28 pm
EmmaK8
Forg
Forg
11 h

Surfmist roof..beige or charcoal evap cooler?

Surfmist roof..beige or charcoal evap cooler?
VIC

I think I'd go with the charcoal because, as amilelka said, it doesn't functionally matter what colour it is, and the charcoal is more neutral (ie. the beige has quite…

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Forg
Feb 22, 2019 2:10 pm

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?
NSW
1, 2, 3

Thx cag57, Y we needed a DA due to the nature of our block. If you can get away without it will save you approx 6 months of time and $30k of associated fees so definitely…

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Manishg
Feb 22, 2019 1:57 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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Oh, ok I will just have to wait and see then... Thanks

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shokel1975
Feb 22, 2019 12:51 pm
shokel1975
Hailsm
Hailsm
14 h

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes
NSW
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We didnt get a door on the walk in robe at times I wish we did and at other times I dont feel it's necessary as its tucked around the corner behind the main bedroom door…

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Hailsm
Feb 22, 2019 11:24 am
Hailsm

Custom build in Griffin QLD

Custom build in Griffin QLD
VIC

Hello~! I was considering going with Alphaline and just wondering how you've found them since? How is the house going? :)

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jadesretrogems
Feb 22, 2019 11:17 am

Wincrest are threatening to sue for defamation

Wincrest are threatening to sue for defamation
1, 2

There are also a number of other damning online reviews from easily contactable customers.

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SaveH2O
Feb 22, 2019 11:14 am
SaveH2O

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
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We had things seen to before our 90 days was up. Aircon (twice), power points, front door lock and our hot water service. We've also got some rubber stuff on our bathroom…

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blackcat20
Feb 22, 2019 10:50 am
blackcat20

Building a new home

Building a new home

Hi Everyone, I have settled on my land and I am building a new home. I am a first home buyer and unfortunately I went with a low deposit agent as this is our journey to…

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confusedmuch
Feb 22, 2019 10:48 am

Coral Homes / Milan 24 / South Brisbane - First build

Coral Homes / Milan 24 / South Brisbane - First build
QLD

We did cornerlesss stackers. Cost us $4600. My brother in laws a builder and just laughed at how much mark up there was. Now that they are in I have forgotten about the…

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Tash801
Feb 22, 2019 10:44 am

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
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Ours took 5 weeks I think. I stalked our da nearly every day and knew we were approved before coral contacted me. I actually emailed our pre site consultant to tell her,…

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Tash801
Feb 22, 2019 10:39 am
Melos
Melos
16 h

Interim occupational certificate

Interim occupational certificate
NSW

Hi guys, We have been contacted by our site supervisor who has given us the exciting news that handover is around 2 weeks away. Yay! I need some advice now about what the…

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Melos
Feb 22, 2019 9:44 am
PGx2
PGx2
16 h

Has anyone built with Plan Build Homes?

Has anyone built with Plan Build Homes?
QLD

We built with them over 12 months ago....if we could turn back time!

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PGx2
Feb 22, 2019 9:37 am

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.
NSW
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Can anyone tell me what was installed, if anything, in relation to he NBN at there place. I realise the whole conduit thing but did the builder organise for NBN Co. to…

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Salfield
Feb 22, 2019 8:43 am

Allura Estate

Allura Estate
VIC
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Hi. Any update on the originally planned woolworths space? Have they sold the land to other retailers yet? Any idea when they'll start building the stores?

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true_luv7
Feb 22, 2019 2:03 am
Kev 1
Kev 1
24 h

SIP PANEL BUILDING

SIP PANEL BUILDING
WA

Thanks for the Promt feed back. It's seems they're both just as expensive although a better option for sure..

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Kev 1
Feb 22, 2019 1:53 am
Mudroom
Mudroom
Yesterday

Thistle Multi Finish Plaster

Thistle Multi Finish Plaster

Cool, nice to know others are going with this too.

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Mudroom
Feb 22, 2019 12:33 am
Kezza icf
Kezza icf
Yesterday

Choosing Insulated Concrete Foam (ICF) vendor

Choosing Insulated Concrete Foam (ICF) vendor
NSW

Hi, Um i dont know what you or they mean with the comment " its like living in an esky" but yes we tell people jokingly that we live in an esky. Is it like the old joke…

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Kezza icf
Feb 21, 2019 9:08 pm

We have a slab! Now we can stop visiting site for a bit 😂

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alt
Feb 21, 2019 8:56 pm
alt
Gsl
Gsl
Yesterday

CDC refused, what to do next?

CDC refused, what to do next?

Thanks for the reply Melos. This building process happens in NSW. Our builder is going through the cdc. Our building contract includes the approval fee though now they…

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Gsl
Feb 21, 2019 5:02 pm
Liliana
Liliana
Yesterday

Non compliant cladding crisis

Non compliant cladding crisis

In the news today. Nine more cladding systems have now been declared non compliant by CertMark International - the agency the Australian Building Codes board relies upon…

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Liliana
Feb 21, 2019 4:58 pm
GLO
GLO
Yesterday

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
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I haven’t received an official quote but their marketing indicates that the ‘supply only cost’ is comparative to an ‘installed colourbond fence of the same…

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GLO
Feb 21, 2019 4:39 pm
opti
opti
Yesterday

Facade Cost

Facade Cost

Depends on the standard facade included in the base price. Some builders have very basic facades without a balcony in their starting price, while others have ones with a…

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opti
Feb 21, 2019 4:38 pm
aliciaL
aliciaL
Yesterday

Coral Homes Capri 22 Hamptons

Coral Homes Capri 22 Hamptons

Can I ask, how much extra you paid for the floorboards?

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aliciaL
Feb 21, 2019 2:40 pm
SejaeD
SejaeD
21 February

Split level in Kellyville

Split level in Kellyville
NSW
1, 2

that's just an example of the way they have treated us. All I can do at this point is leave it to my legal team and try to stand up against the threats of a corporation

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SejaeD
Feb 21, 2019 12:37 pm

Hi Everyone, WINCREST ARE THREATENING TO SUE ME FOR DEFAMATION FOR POSTS IN THIS FORUM (SEE ATTACHED) For those of you who have been following…

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SejaeD
Feb 21, 2019 11:36 am
SejaeD
SejaeD
21 February

Wincrest Bespoke - A place to share experiences

Wincrest Bespoke - A place to share experiences

Hi Everyone, WINCREST ARE THREATENING TO SUE ME FOR DEFAMATION FOR POSTS IN THIS FORUM (SEE ATTACHED) For those of you who have been following…

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SejaeD
Feb 21, 2019 11:34 am
Planet Sun
Planet Sun
21 February

Modified Pemberton - Complete Homes

Modified Pemberton - Complete Homes
WA

What are your thoughts on the Gypsum Multifinish Plaster? It is what I am used to seeing from back home. Personally I hat the White Set they use on the walls here. It is…

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Planet Sun
Feb 21, 2019 10:44 am
Planet Sun
Lksinnott
Lksinnott
20 February

Building the Denver 29 with Metricon

Building the Denver 29 with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

this is a long shot as you’ve long since finished your build, but I was wondering if you have a photo of the floor plan you went with? We are looking at the Denver, and…

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Lksinnott
Feb 20, 2019 11:25 pm
leesa13
leesa13
20 February

Brick colour for Hamptons style house

Brick colour for Hamptons style house

Hi, I’m after some ideas for brick selection for our new house. The front of the house will be clad and the colour is taubmans Stonebridge, the garage and the rest of…

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leesa13
Feb 20, 2019 11:16 pm
Joker
Joker
20 February

Advice re location of pool, terrace, outdoor wc & shower.

Advice re location of pool, terrace, outdoor wc & shower.
NSW

Outside your kitchen window area , could probably see pool from sitting areas in family room also and most important from where you will be distracted a lot in your kitchen.

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Joker
Feb 20, 2019 8:38 pm
sweetswisssteel
sweetswisssteel
20 February

How to pave / drain down the side of my house???

How to pave / drain down the side of my house???

You need to go direct to manufacturer and get something in writing on how best to do it.

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sweetswisssteel
Feb 20, 2019 6:40 pm
panadura
panadura
20 February

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley
VIC
1, 2, 3

I have purchased a property at Hidden Valley. Now I am planning to build my home and have just realised that developer has made world most inflexible and ridiculous…

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panadura
Feb 20, 2019 6:27 pm

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