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Melos
Melos
17 h

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1, 2

Thanks guys I was worried the dark might be a bit bold but I’ve got to trust it and stop second guessing

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Melos
Oct 16, 2018 6:46 pm
Ourhomebythehill
Ourhomebythehill
23 September

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 30, 31, 32

We live 10 minutes from our block of land, so we visit at least once sometimes twice a week. It's 2.5acres with an amazingly stunning view so we often just sit on the…

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Ourhomebythehill
Sep 23, 2018 11:42 am
Drew01
Drew01
25 September

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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If you want an internal gas fire, make sure you consider where, and ensure the flue path is clear of plumbing, and you have a gas line run at frame stage

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Drew01
Sep 25, 2018 3:43 pm
Drew01
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Doulton777
Oct 17, 2018 11:49 am
Doulton777

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane
QLD

Looking good. With our current house we go through garage > laundry to get the mower out into the backyard and it works fine. Lucky you realised that now! Hope you end…

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TiredHalo
Oct 17, 2018 11:27 am
TiredHalo
dulie
dulie
50 m

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?
ACT

It's so bad that these companies just do what ever they want. No wonder they don't advertise prices on their website. Maybe give them a call, and ask why someone else is…

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dulie
Oct 17, 2018 11:24 am
dulie
Leey
Leey
2 h

Move in new house before driveway construction

Move in new house before driveway construction

Thank you very much for your quick reply, really appreciate it :) Have a nice day! Leey

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Leey
Oct 17, 2018 10:24 am

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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Hi Drew01, A quick heads up if your house is to be served by FTTC then the Internet connection will come in via copper phone line not HFC. You will receive a device…

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ngrundy
Oct 17, 2018 10:21 am

Many new home Builders & Renovators are choosing to do projects after handover ie DIL8er Add extra Ceiling and lighting features by DIY or DI4Me Cheers Chris

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 17, 2018 9:49 am
StructuralBIMGuy

16.10.2018. Hopefully not too long now till we have a slab.

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NicolleAW
Oct 17, 2018 9:41 am

Dropped edge beam versus brick rebate

Dropped edge beam versus brick rebate

Bailey Welcome to the forum, More information is required ie, contour survey, site geotech report as there are various slab construction/engineering alternatives in…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 17, 2018 8:53 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Forg
Forg
4 h

How to increase ensuite size - Bentleigh 42

How to increase ensuite size - Bentleigh 42

OK … so maybe think about how you'd use the space, and if there was extra space how would you use it? For example if you put extra room into the ensuite itself, would…

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Forg
Oct 17, 2018 7:51 am

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast

Tomorrow we have our Tile appointment at National Tiles. Hoping everything goes well. Kinda have a rough idea on what we want but we keep changing our minds now and then.…

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MrsAJ
Oct 17, 2018 5:08 am

Building a home with Langdon Builders Ballarat (Horsham)

Building a home with Langdon Builders Ballarat (Horsham)
VIC
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It sure has and my journeys still going hopefully my house will be finished

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kathysangel
Oct 17, 2018 1:35 am
Drew01
Drew01
12 h

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
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Congrats on your PCI done with minimal issues. Now hope your handover goes smoothly. How does the final payment work. Does your bank do a final valuation and do u pay by…

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Drew01
Oct 17, 2018 12:31 am
Drew01
shazaw
shazaw
13 h

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
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It almost three months after we moved in. Hubby has successfully joined all cat6 wires from hub to rooms. Ofcourse it was not a smooth run, electricians have labelled all…

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shazaw
Oct 16, 2018 11:18 pm
shazaw
shazaw
14 h

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
1 ... 47, 48, 49

Wow you already have sheers on, good news that you don't have too many defect list. I haven't list out our defects yet. Very happy for you that you are enjoying your…

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shazaw
Oct 16, 2018 10:06 pm
KatDS
KatDS
14 h

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 652, 653, 654

Hi, Building washington 26,newpark.. Would appreciate input/reco regarding floor tiles... Planning a 600x600 floor tile but torn if we will do it with di lorenzo or…

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KatDS
Oct 16, 2018 9:46 pm

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
1 ... 36, 37, 38

Wow...that is an amazing table!!! All the other pics look really good too. https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=ht ... are_type=t

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excited_builders
Oct 16, 2018 9:43 pm

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Doors, doors, doors...that's the theme of this week! I worked as an apprentice assistant to help get the job done, but 3 days have turned into 4 so luckily my parents have…

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bumblebee1985
Oct 16, 2018 9:05 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 858, 859, 860

We had a few items to be sorted post handover. They write them down on a handover from. PD were very responsive post handover see more About the hoffman – Building the…

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brucefil2011
Oct 16, 2018 8:16 pm

Just had a peak on the Vic Plan Website. This looks promising:

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YNWA86
Oct 16, 2018 8:15 pm
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blackcat20
Oct 16, 2018 8:09 pm
blackcat20
Tajana
Tajana
17 h

Ausbuild - Newbury 39 - Altitude Thornlands

Ausbuild - Newbury 39 - Altitude Thornlands
1, 2, 3, 4

Paul good luck to you , I would just turn the gas off when others shower hahahah You have 2 more weeks to go don’t you ? I am actually pretty happy , few things along…

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Tajana
Oct 16, 2018 7:05 pm
Tajana
Melos
Melos
17 h

What would you look for in a backyard?

What would you look for in a backyard?
NSW

Mrsjm are you planning to sell in the near future? If so I would go with minimal landscaping but adding a few feature items (fire pit) or bbq but not spend heaps on full…

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Melos
Oct 16, 2018 7:04 pm
Andree
Andree
18 h

Double brick - Internal wall finish

Double brick - Internal wall finish

Some builders in Perth are still using cement render with a plaster finish which is what i'm familiar with and and some are using a 12mm gyprock board. any pros and cons…

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Andree
Oct 16, 2018 6:32 pm
tina v
tina v
18 h

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Is that your neighbour? If so you can contact fairland and they will give you the details

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tina v
Oct 16, 2018 6:22 pm
Manj
Manj
19 h

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Ok had our inspection today and we are happy that most issues r resolved - I would put it all apart from the render - So a meeting is to be set up on Monday with a…

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Manj
Oct 16, 2018 5:22 pm
Manj

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
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Yeah its getting towards the pointy end so it's a mix of excitement and frustration. 🤣

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Bronte19
Oct 16, 2018 4:13 pm

Metricon Winchester 28- Waiting for keys....

Metricon Winchester 28- Waiting for keys....
VIC
1 ... 51, 52, 53

Nice! Mines only a baby (bought a month or so back) so no fruit yet.

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blackcat20
Oct 16, 2018 3:30 pm
blackcat20

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

going well thank you! the ceiling is taking a while as the curved section is far more complex than anticipated. but overall still tracking well. finished the timber…

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frankily
Oct 16, 2018 3:26 pm

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
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For the guys that's have built already what were the power gas and water bills whilst building? Also out of curiosity what have you guys done for security systems? I…

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DR-JEKL
Oct 16, 2018 2:40 pm

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
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this is a set inspection time, Pre-Lining is a inspection AC organise for you to attend, as having records of how pipes and ducting is laid will help in the future, and…

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ymiao4398
Oct 16, 2018 2:03 pm

Surface Drainage Defect / Construction Lawyer

Surface Drainage Defect / Construction Lawyer
VIC

Unfortunately, despite all my efforts, continually bringing up sections of the Building Code and also our Independent Building Inspector contacting the General Manager…

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owner406
Oct 16, 2018 1:47 pm
Forg
Forg
23 h

Skylight Housw

Skylight Housw

Can you lease elaborate on what you mean? Is Skylight the name of a builder? Google didn't tell me that "Skylight Home" is a regular term for a particular type of…

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Forg
Oct 16, 2018 12:50 pm
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
Yesterday

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
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Thanks. Sorry was confused. 🙂🤪

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MrsAJ
Oct 16, 2018 9:02 am
Chellos
Chellos
Yesterday

KDR - Greystanes NSW - Lily Homes, Jasmine 34/36

KDR - Greystanes NSW - Lily Homes, Jasmine 34/36
NSW

Surveyors here this morning, these guys don't muck around. It's exactly one week since we paid for the contour survey - well, i think that's what it's called ! Fingers…

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Chellos
Oct 16, 2018 8:48 am

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

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

Zambi If you are on a tight budget and building on a difficult block, I suggest you start with the engineering/construction costs,ie, Footings, Basement, Structure & …

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 16, 2018 7:53 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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pEast
Oct 15, 2018 11:32 pm
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regmiboyer
Oct 15, 2018 10:54 pm

Yes we have an exhaust in downstairs WC/Shower but it’s above the shower

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Ezza78
Oct 15, 2018 10:01 pm
BrentandAllison
BrentandAllison
15 October

G.J Gardner build - Week 15 - Painting

G.J Gardner build - Week 15 - Painting
QLD
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Most wardrobes are 60cm deep x 100cm wide. That’s with doors. Without they are typically 58cm deep. So allow that space plus room for you to move around if it’s a…

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BrentandAllison
Oct 15, 2018 7:27 pm
BrentandAllison
JoeD
JoeD
15 October

Mapleton Grove 18 Barry Road NSW

Mapleton Grove 18 Barry Road NSW
NSW
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Hey guys - any news or bits .... From my side we are aiming at lodging with Council on mid Nov ( this year I may add :shock: I am so used to things dragging that I hope its 2018…

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JoeD
Oct 15, 2018 5:56 pm
Mamz
Mamz
15 October

What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell

What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell
VIC
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Hiya Can you tell me what colour mortar that is? We're in the process of selecting bricks and I am seriously tearing my hair out about what to pick (period home so…

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Mamz
Oct 15, 2018 4:40 pm
Mamz
GLO
GLO
15 October

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
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Looks like Rawson Homes. (recognise the logo) If you are in New Breeze you are most likely under the Edmonson Park South DCP. 6.2 Maximum Floor Area Objectives 1) To…

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GLO
Oct 15, 2018 3:28 pm
deepdive
deepdive
15 October

Building Simonds Palisade in Melbourne

Building Simonds Palisade in Melbourne
VIC

Follow our build on instagram @melbdiaries Simonds Palisade with Cathedral Height ceilings Milestones: Land booking : 25/11/2016 Land titles: 30/05/2018 Site Start:…

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deepdive
Oct 15, 2018 3:24 pm

Hi Kathy.. you have a good builder, not like DIXON Homes. When I found this kind of workmanship 14th of May, I immediately rang and emailed my site supervisor but his…

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masterzion
Oct 15, 2018 2:49 pm

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