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Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover
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We have elected to do this with main floor tiling and carpets. The builder could not offer tiles we liked. Doing the carpet ourselves has allowed up to upgrade the…

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BrentandAllison
Jun 20, 2018 2:23 pm
BrentandAllison

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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I agree with you that it is the tradies you need to watch as in the end they are the ones who will likely make a mega-blunder and not the supervisor (that was the case 20…

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Mr. Sausage
Jun 14, 2018 12:14 pm

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 51, 52, 53

Duma Fossil is one of the top Indonesian providers of wholesale petrified wood products, wholesale home decor petrified wood…

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springtime
May 20, 2018 9:24 am

Valeco first time build North Brisbane

Valeco first time build North Brisbane
QLD
1, 2

Love your selections! I wonder why they are a little similar. We chickened out too, don’t worry there’s always the next build 🤪lol

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breebarter
Jun 21, 2018 7:55 pm
breebarter

Squee!! I dropped the kids at school and saw a crane lifting frames etc upstairs and was thrilled to see they’ve done most of the upstairs already!! Took the kids down…

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tinkster
Jun 21, 2018 7:41 pm
tinkster
shazaw
shazaw
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KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
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@ ehhc did area manager comes to your handover day or just SS only. Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624 Landscape Thread : viewtopic.php?f=19&t=86133

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shazaw
Jun 21, 2018 7:25 pm

Love reading everyones threads so I thought it was about time I started my own :) We have bought an acre in the Southern Highlands with registration/settlement is expected…

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seechange
Jun 21, 2018 7:25 pm

Hi SBG14 - how exciting! What facade are you doing? We will be going for the manor facade, probably in a dark grey and broken up with timber and stone - sort of like the…

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seechange
Jun 21, 2018 7:11 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Sounds really similar to our situation. I changed jobs right as we realised that it was not going to happen with our first bank. I was already struggling thanks to my…

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Jenifermarie
Jun 21, 2018 7:05 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 852, 853, 854

Just wondering for anyone that was paid penalties by Porter Davis for being over contract date, were your payments calculated from Handover date or PCI date? My building…

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gavrook
Jun 21, 2018 6:54 pm

GJ Gardner Montville- First home build- QLD

GJ Gardner Montville- First home build- QLD
1, 2

we are about to sign building the montville 462 in Victoria, but have changed the floor plan a fair bit, so hopefully it all works out

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SBG14
Jun 21, 2018 6:48 pm

Coral homes marcoola 32 modified - mundoolun qld

Coral homes marcoola 32 modified - mundoolun qld
QLD

are they available through coral or are you supplying your own?

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candiceb
Jun 21, 2018 6:47 pm

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
1 ... 41, 42, 43

Went to see carpet people today and had a look at the doors...the linen cupboard and wardrobe doors are mostly all off the bedroom doors looked ok. The sliding door from…

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trimum
Jun 21, 2018 6:45 pm
trimum

The bricks do look awful but they will not be seen once the rendering is complete. As long as the walls are straight and the bricks sit neatly on the brick lip I don’t…

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Tribe7
Jun 21, 2018 6:41 pm
Tribe7

Hydronic slab for heating AND cooling?

Hydronic slab for heating AND cooling?
NSW

I love the look of polished concrete - but the hydronics company has put me off because of some horror stories about polished concrete having to be patched after builders…

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seechange
Jun 21, 2018 6:41 pm

Anybody with experience or knowledge of Mega Homes?

Anybody with experience or knowledge of Mega Homes?
VIC

Oof, that's a pretty damning review. Unfortunately, for them, this is the pattern we've seen with any reports. They've countered that their buy-out has fixed their…

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Eric_Melb
Jun 21, 2018 6:38 pm

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Thanks Rachael, Our SS still won’t give us a date but we aren’t in a hurry. Admin stated NHP is not scheduled until end of August but we’ll see.

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firsttime_homies1401
Jun 21, 2018 6:24 pm
firsttime_homies1401

Site meeting this morning to try and get an idea of timeframes for PCI. Communication does not seem to be Avelings strong point so meeting the SS does help put our minds…

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nicolac34
Jun 21, 2018 6:23 pm
nicolac34

Custom build Format Homes SA

Custom build Format Homes SA
SA

Oh yay!! Will have to go on a trip out there on the weekend. Our settlement is booked for the 29th :) Exciting!

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Monkey55
Jun 21, 2018 6:19 pm

Well we're now locked out and can only peer through windows for photos. Looking good though. Love our kitchen.

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Guy T
Jun 21, 2018 6:14 pm

june update about 1 month to go before handover starting to look at quotes for blinds, landscaping etc butler pantry driveway not yet done, waiting on gas…

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neb880
Jun 21, 2018 6:05 pm
neb880

Metricon Winchester 28- Framing

Metricon Winchester 28- Framing
VIC
1 ... 28, 29, 30

based on our build so far, and how good our site manager and Group 4 reports have been, I wouldn't bother with an independent inspection for our build. My builder mate…

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Drew01
Jun 21, 2018 6:05 pm
Drew01

Not a decent pic but sample with the red dot is charcoal and next to it black japan

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Emmz70
Jun 21, 2018 5:30 pm

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Mate , they will slap you another $1000 to do that , doubt you will be looking at your box once the house is built so don’t worry about it I say

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Mojitostan
Jun 21, 2018 5:28 pm

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.
NSW
1, 2

We definitely have a floor waste in the laundry and we didn't ask about it. It's standard with Rawson

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CG Scardycat
Jun 21, 2018 4:16 pm

HGWA Baldivis

HGWA Baldivis
WA
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Thank you so excited 😁! I know so impressed with how quick it’s gone up for the both of us! I really can’t wait to get inside and use that kitchen and finally…

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vanessah2015
Jun 21, 2018 3:19 pm
vanessah2015

A lot has been done since last updated and now we are in week 12. Bricks, cladding, plaster, doors, waterproofing, architraves etc etc.... ......but I'm annoyed. Down…

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SKND10
Jun 21, 2018 3:14 pm

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 755, 756, 757

Iconic series for the switches and power points only.

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InvincibleInDN
Jun 21, 2018 2:38 pm
InvincibleInDN

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville
NSW
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Registration update Dear Crystal Waters purchasers, We have just had an update from the developer regarding issues with council. Council have requested a last minute…

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apsterenator
Jun 21, 2018 2:02 pm

Plumbing missed after slab

Plumbing missed after slab

After doing this post we also realised they missed the drainage from the butler's pantry too. To fix the one in the alfresco they had to bring a pipe up next to the…

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aphsta
Jun 21, 2018 1:27 pm

Modified Coral Marcoola 32 SEQ

Modified Coral Marcoola 32 SEQ
NSW
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Wow I love the bold colours! Gorgeous 😍

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mj-mac4
Jun 21, 2018 1:11 pm
mj-mac4

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 39, 40, 41

My architect didn't speak of any such restriction. Im not having a balcony on the side, just a long one on the front which stretches 10m along the front of the house.…

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Cooky
Jun 21, 2018 12:07 pm
Cooky
CW_L
CW_L
8 h

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Got a call from our site supervisor. Piering to start next week, and slab to go in the week after. Yay! The ball has started rolling.. Lets hope the rain holds out for a…

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CW_L
Jun 21, 2018 12:02 pm
CW_L

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.
VIC
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more than two times for building time than the other builder's

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Jun 21, 2018 11:42 am
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bini
bini
9 h

Building Simonds Prague with Modifications

Building Simonds Prague with Modifications
VIC
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HI Tracey, Thank you for your quick response. Were there any contact details given to you for this company on Handover?? This maintainanence supervisor is claiming they…

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bini
Jun 21, 2018 11:29 am

Thanks J278, i won't say that it was a stress free event but it's done now. All that is left is front landscaping, back landscaping & i've decided i would like my front…

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Summitlovin
Jun 21, 2018 11:12 am

Left over bricks

Left over bricks
VIC

Keep them if possible IMO, you could build some gardens with them a letterbox or sell easily on gumtree to someone looking to build the aforementioned items!

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DR-JEKL
Jun 21, 2018 10:17 am

Custom build with Orion homes on Harpley Estate VIC

Custom build with Orion homes on Harpley Estate VIC
VIC
1, 2

I totally agree. They are so bad. Our build took 12 months and 2 weeks. if we didn't have our independent inspector the house would be falling down.They used the wrong…

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lolly72
Jun 21, 2018 9:54 am
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Doulton777
Jun 21, 2018 9:27 am
Doulton777

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)
QLD
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Thanks. Yours will look just as good once it's done. Pretty sure yours is about the same size.

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bestspecials
Jun 21, 2018 9:10 am
bestspecials

Lucere estate at Leppington

Lucere estate at Leppington
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Thanks for the info. Yes I think it was the construction manager, I already spoke to the SS he said there's further delay with the cladding installation, I don't think…

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splendid_12
Jun 21, 2018 9:03 am
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JoeD
Jun 21, 2018 6:37 am

Stellabella's second build...Final floor plan, contract!

Stellabella's second build...Final floor plan, contract!
QLD
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Is it the look of Hebel you don't like, or the cost? You can get routing done on the Hebel to kind of mimic the Linea cladding styles?

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TiredHalo
Jun 21, 2018 5:24 am
TiredHalo
MrsJM
MrsJM
15 h

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 549, 550, 551

I built a double and half the issues during construction were caused by the incompetent draftsman and staff at head office stuffing our plans and variations. Every ss we…

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MrsJM
Jun 21, 2018 4:30 am
MrsJM

Path and driveway questions - new build

Path and driveway questions - new build

Hi, it will be a few months before my new build gets to the point of having the driveway and paths done, but I have some questions about this process if I may. Firstly,…

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Mr. Sausage
Jun 21, 2018 12:07 am

Individual Design - New Choice Homes

Individual Design - New Choice Homes
WA
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I can see where you're coming from. I feel more relief that i am in my home rather than excitement. It's definitely a journey but the outcome makes it worthwhile.

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Summitlovin
Jun 21, 2018 12:05 am
Drew01
Drew01
21 h

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 368, 369, 370

We received our frame payment the day they started the roof trusses, and I did a drive-by that night and the fascia and gutters were on, and the Colorbond was about 1/3…

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Drew01
Jun 20, 2018 10:38 pm
Drew01

First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane

First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane
WA
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I'm excited to see how your house ends up looking. I too have just signed a building contract with Bold 2 weeks ago before FHOG reduction. Middle of variations at the…

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jayyenn
Jun 20, 2018 9:47 pm

Canberra custom KDR

Canberra custom KDR
ACT
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Algernon, Great news that your home is working so well for you - it's terrific when all the planning pays off! Long may your comfort continue!

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Variegated
Jun 20, 2018 9:22 pm
Variegated

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate
QLD
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Thanks we have PCI in two weeks, it really can’t come quick enough - can’t wait to move out of my in laws home! (Though I am grateful!)

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breebarter
Jun 20, 2018 9:09 pm
breebarter

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