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This is our planned facade.... Although gutters will also be Monument along with fascia and roofing - there was a glitch in the Metricon software. I'm hoping it isn't…

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shokel1975
Dec 10, 2018 4:59 pm
shokel1975
steel
steel
4 December

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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Weekly to fortnightly. Im not into construction but I am curious by nature (engineer). So I like to track and follow how they do it and the order.

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steel
Dec 04, 2018 11:52 am
sparekh
sparekh
1 November

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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I created a special webpage with all the summary of this thread so far. It helps to see everything consolidated on one page and get easy access ( easy to remember site…

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sparekh
Nov 01, 2018 4:13 pm
sparekh

Storing repurposed timber

Storing repurposed timber

I've had many mixed suggestions. Some folk say just put tarp over them and others say leave it open so long as they are spaced out with bits of timber every few layers to…

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JulzSol
Dec 12, 2018 2:12 pm
gogo65
gogo65
23 m

5m slope in the land, should I buy it?

5m slope in the land, should I buy it?

Build with the land, split level, step down etc. Don’t try and put a standard home on it or you will be paying stupid prices for landscaping

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gogo65
Dec 12, 2018 2:04 pm
gogo65

Retaining wall is finished. Now for the landscaping to begin!

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brodav83
Dec 12, 2018 1:55 pm
CW_L
CW_L
31 m

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
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Hahaha true! At least theres no water in there you need to clean! Yes! It does feel overwhelming, but also really getting us into the Christmas spirit. Its the best…

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CW_L
Dec 12, 2018 1:55 pm
CW_L

New Build - External Rendering Question

New Build - External Rendering Question
WA

Thanks for the info and taking the time to reply, really appreciate it!

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itschardy
Dec 12, 2018 1:31 pm
itschardy

Building 1st home with Hickingbotham in S.A

Building 1st home with Hickingbotham in S.A
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Still waiting on stovetop and oven, roller doors to be installed and door handles to be put on and hot water system to be hooked up and our damage pits for the septic and…

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mumbron
Dec 12, 2018 12:59 pm

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
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I see. I am thinking if I'll just let them install the lightings and will do the rest after handover to save some money. The plan is to have one light and one powerpoint…

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raptor19
Dec 12, 2018 11:52 am

Building with Metricon - Compensation for cancelled inspecti

Building with Metricon - Compensation for cancelled inspecti

It’s a critical stage inspection in nsw and a requirement of DA approval conditions for our job

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Tim65
Dec 12, 2018 11:30 am
Tim65

Life Estate - Point Cook

Life Estate - Point Cook
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Site cost varies from builder to builder. I would advise you to go to a few builders and compare the prices. Mimosa does 10k fixed site costs where as other builders are…

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mrcool4
Dec 12, 2018 10:12 am

Cooling (2 level evap and/or split system decision)

Cooling (2 level evap and/or split system decision)

I’m assuming you’re building an upside down house going by your last line? :) We’re about to commence construction on a reverse living design that’s taken a long…

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gillybean
Dec 12, 2018 10:05 am
gillybean

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 566, 567, 568

That's so frustrating! I know how you feel :(

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amyelizabeth137
Dec 12, 2018 9:53 am

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - South Ripley

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - South Ripley

Awesome! I'm following yours too, can't wait to see it start! :)

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amyelizabeth137
Dec 12, 2018 9:52 am

Anyone building at Caddens Hill??

Anyone building at Caddens Hill??
NSW

I can see more constructions start in Caddens Hill region now. Hope you guys started the construction. Ours is about to start. But not sure if it starts before Christmas.

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InvincibleInDN
Dec 12, 2018 9:43 am
InvincibleInDN

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
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Our certificate was issued before the oven and hot water service were installed.

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blackcat20
Dec 12, 2018 9:22 am
blackcat20

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping
VIC
1 ... 60, 61, 62

We were aware it wasnt working at handover; it was fixed first thing the following week. This seems to be a different issue (fan motor) and was pushed through as an…

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blackcat20
Dec 12, 2018 9:06 am
blackcat20

Breezeway House (was: New build.....starting at last!)

Breezeway House (was: New build.....starting at last!)
QLD
1, 2

Hi, we realise that your build was 6 years ago, (and the house looks amazing) but we have been messed around by builders for 5 years now. We want to knock down our little…

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Musashi2000
Dec 12, 2018 8:54 am
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Wild
Dec 12, 2018 8:19 am

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
1 ... 37, 38, 39

Quick question do u know how the NBN works? We have our Nbn pack main plug in the garage but wire in a different location for the pcd box.

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excited_builders
Dec 12, 2018 7:23 am
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dvkent
Dec 12, 2018 6:58 am

Arden - Votivo 43

Arden - Votivo 43
VIC
1 ... 24, 25, 26

So exciting after watching your journey all this time! It looks just beautiful. Now that you’ve reached this milestone, any wisdom you’ve accumulated to share? Congratulations

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Treedance
Dec 12, 2018 12:54 am

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1, 2

Water connection is for our mega fridge water cooler and ice maker. Can't wait to have massive fridge, I'm so over cramping everything into our current fridge. Our fridge…

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WowBingo
Dec 11, 2018 10:09 pm
rgs
rgs
17 h

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

We are in inital stage, got cdc approved and now site is locked out by builder for construction. How abu you?

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rgs
Dec 11, 2018 9:51 pm

Distinctive Homes Adelaide

Distinctive Homes Adelaide
SA

Hi Estyfel our experience with Distinctive Homes has been pretty good.. construction has been ahead of schedule practically all through the build.. about 20 weeks for the…

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Ajoshi1983
Dec 11, 2018 8:19 pm

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Hi i’ve Requested to follow on Instagram. Looking at building grange 25 in NSW and would love to see the end of your build 😊 i’m Fi0nam, thanks 😊

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building bug
Dec 11, 2018 7:09 pm
building bug

Couple of photos of today that were sent to me of the progress, they are planning to have lockup by Christmas. Really happy with how it is looking currently, all those…

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GarethB
Dec 11, 2018 6:08 pm
GarethB
jamesn
jamesn
20 h

Custom build a new house, need some comment

Custom build a new house, need some comment

Thank you. I think we have enough light to use one fixed skylight. May explore smart lighting options as well. If I have more questions about the floorplan, should I…

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jamesn
Dec 11, 2018 6:04 pm

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod - Post Handover

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod - Post Handover
SA
1 ... 36, 37, 38

veranda approved by council today and delivery date is 7th JAN I wanted surfmist top and bottom but turns out my option was surfmist and plain grey or surfmist and…

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Entilzha
Dec 11, 2018 5:51 pm
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One
Dec 11, 2018 2:38 pm
Build Right
Build Right
Yesterday

Building contract with Metricon

Building contract with Metricon
VIC

Hi, the sales consultants have estimate price for the areas that you are build than its the soil conditions This how it works 1. the size of the home you are building…

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Build Right
Dec 11, 2018 1:40 pm
Build Right

We did something simular to what mamz suggested. Something similar could work with your design.

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Melos
Dec 11, 2018 12:58 pm

Week three (Saturday): We went by the site and found the lads correcting the excavation. Week four (Monday & Tuesday): The plumber is onsite. Sam, my husband and Vips,…

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gablesrocks
Dec 11, 2018 12:51 pm
DR-JEKL
DR-JEKL
Yesterday

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 33, 34, 35

We just got carpeted stairs and had voids deleted and glass removed (my wife was concerned with our young daughter). Think we got $2k ish (id have to check) back for no…

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DR-JEKL
Dec 11, 2018 12:04 pm
Forg
Forg
Yesterday

Builder

Builder

No sorry not au fait with this software/setup and haven't created a thread in so long that I can't go & have a play with it … the new one is probably as good a solution…

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Forg
Dec 11, 2018 10:59 am

Hi, Has anyone build there home with uhomes in Victoria? How was the experience? Are they any good? They are closing there display home in Werribee by mid 2019, they will…

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Frank1234
Dec 11, 2018 10:28 am
Mrsxtro01
Mrsxtro01
Yesterday

HGWA Della Vita Floor Tiles- Cleaning

HGWA Della Vita Floor Tiles- Cleaning
WA

Get back in touch with HGWA and insist they send a tile cleaner out to assess them. It is a known problem. After standing my ground HGWA sent out a tile cleaner to assess…

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Mrsxtro01
Dec 11, 2018 9:41 am
Stimpson
Stimpson
10 December

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville
NSW
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PRD office level 4 suite 402 10 Century circuit Norwest 18/12 at 6 pm

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Stimpson
Dec 10, 2018 7:48 pm

Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately the presentation has been postponed. I don't have another date yet but kind of disappointed as we're looking forward to moving. Where…

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CalicoCat
Dec 10, 2018 7:21 pm
Joker
Joker
10 December

First Home Buyer - Any Advice/Tips?

First Home Buyer - Any Advice/Tips?

Whoever you choose, check the actual builds in your area for a truer picture of what to expect, a good inspector such as this forums building expert is a must, also check…

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Joker
Dec 10, 2018 6:39 pm
Kapil
Kapil
10 December

Carlisle Canterbury 39

Carlisle Canterbury 39

Hi Tanz, we are building Canterbury 44 in Truganina Vic. Our Gallery appointment is in Jan 2019. So far we have added Grange facade, Butlers pantry, guest bed to study,…

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Kapil
Dec 10, 2018 6:21 pm
Mish018
Mish018
10 December

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW

We have had some great progress since this was posted Dunk85 Cladding has been installed and painted (although our gutters now have paint on them due to painter not…

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Mish018
Dec 10, 2018 6:15 pm
Default
Default
10 December

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?
VIC

I have also now been told March 2019. I drove past a few weeks ago and they have started land works. Hopefully it wont get delayed again.

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Default
Dec 10, 2018 5:45 pm
Jess Hickey
Jess Hickey
10 December

Eden Two Wells SA

Eden Two Wells SA
SA
1, 2

We are stage 6A or 6B one of those.. Apple Tree Lane. Just recieved my Master Plans. Wondering how long the roads will take..

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Jess Hickey
Dec 10, 2018 4:28 pm
fademan
fademan
10 December

Bristol (44sq) - Porter Davis Melbourne - New Build

Bristol (44sq) - Porter Davis Melbourne - New Build
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Congratulations on finally finishing your build. Did you buy that champagne or was that from Porter Davis? All we got were keys and a handshake on Friday ;-) Those light…

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fademan
Dec 10, 2018 4:25 pm
bestspecials
bestspecials
10 December

Garage on the boundary

Garage on the boundary
VIC

Our neighbours house is build to boundary and they started building the day we moved in (4 months ago). We left that side of the house where their garage is untouched…

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bestspecials
Dec 10, 2018 2:32 pm
bestspecials
Novice 000
Novice 000
10 December

Calculation of liquidated damages

Calculation of liquidated damages
VIC

Unfortunately, the builder just ignore us regarding our objection of the calculation. They did not provide any notice of extension or bad weather etc in writing. Guess we…

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Novice 000
Dec 10, 2018 1:46 pm

::surprise:: Oh no! I'm so sorry. That's a shock, she wasn't very old was she? Mali is wonderful and couldn't be more loved! Amity particularly is ridiculously in love, she…

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bank
Dec 10, 2018 1:34 pm
bank
MyFirst
MyFirst
10 December

Does builder top up soil to cover up waffle slab edges?

Does builder top up soil to cover up waffle slab edges?

Thanks all, I will try to negotiate something if they do leave it exposed. LOL. I reminded my SS his obligations and his reply was , he's been in the industry for 20 odd…

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MyFirst
Dec 10, 2018 1:08 pm

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