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sabrelli
sabrelli
13 September

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 28, 29, 30

Whenever i can my land registered Nov last year and every weekend i used to drive by to check out progress on my street and to make sure noone dumps crap on my lot

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sabrelli
Sep 13, 2017 10:16 pm
kirashogun
kirashogun
8 September

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 49, 50, 51

A useful item we have was that a drinking water tap supply from the refrigerator area, and in case u buy yourself a refrigerator using a drinking water thingy in the front…

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kirashogun
Sep 08, 2017 1:28 pm
Ckfd
Ckfd
59 m

Modified Carrington with Statesman Homes S.A [first home].

Modified Carrington with Statesman Homes S.A [first home].
SA
1, 2, 3

alysanne that looks amazing! I'm so excited for you!! We only have painting to be finished shower screens to go in and then a decent clean up! Hoping for pre handover in…

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Ckfd
Sep 21, 2017 1:24 am
Ckfd

Arden Developments

Arden Developments
VIC
1 ... 71, 72, 73

Haha I don't have any kids yet and get accused of the dad jokes regularly. Are you in the west and all been smooth sailing with him?

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dave398
Sep 21, 2017 1:00 am

Valeco custom build - North Brisbane

Valeco custom build - North Brisbane

Hey bananarama, Good on you for starting a thread it's such a helpful resource and so good to look back on. It's a very versatile home your building with lots of open…

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Tribe7
Sep 21, 2017 12:55 am
Tribe7

Statesman, Greenock MKII

Statesman, Greenock MKII
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Yay and in less than 2 months Wow! We had our site scrape 13/9 , trenches 15-9-18/9 and on today we had sewage/plumbing in trenches (ok to start was 11/9) waiting for rio,…

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lovisa
Sep 21, 2017 12:42 am

Bricks have started! So exciting to see the rooms marked out. Can start to get an idea of the size

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Rheezy
Sep 20, 2017 11:58 pm

Original design by landscaper. Straight line driveway. More curvy also create larger step off the porch. So people don’t walk straight onto grass after stepping off…

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shazaw
Sep 20, 2017 11:57 pm

Metricon Metro 32 KDRB Bayside Melbourne

Metricon Metro 32 KDRB Bayside Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 20, 21, 22

I reckon the osprey looks great. We got that over sleek concrete because sleek concrete isn't sealed, so had the potential to absorb stains

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Drew01
Sep 20, 2017 11:46 pm
Drew01

Building Modified Statesman Ashville

Building Modified Statesman Ashville
SA
1, 2

The tiling is looking so good! I really like the black tile backsplash in the kitchen. Also, what colour was your joinery in the kitchen, the bottom cupboards? Looks…

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alysanne
Sep 20, 2017 11:43 pm

Taking the plunge building Simonds Rio

Taking the plunge building Simonds Rio

Hi MicknCi, good to see another simonds build. We are near completion.. hope you enjoy a whole day of colour selection. Looking forward to hear your journey

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p.dark
Sep 20, 2017 11:39 pm

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Definitely " C ". My hubby prefer curves. lol C is similar to ours driveway. will post drawing on my thread. Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
Sep 20, 2017 11:38 pm

R7.0 Batts ready to go in the roof. Delivered last night and put up into the roof this morning. And the wall batts in! Now some of the rooms look like actual rooms!…

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Princesssarrah06
Sep 20, 2017 11:33 pm

Custom build - BRISBANE - First home

Custom build - BRISBANE - First home
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

I was surprised alright Gr8ly my budget was on her knees screaming. I've sorted it now but holy smokes it wasn't looking good. Yes ask them what approvals have been…

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Tribe7
Sep 20, 2017 11:14 pm
Tribe7

Fairmont Homes - Flagstaff Hill SA

Fairmont Homes - Flagstaff Hill SA
SA
1, 2, 3

Looks great! Very tidy there is a build around the corner from ours that has had a lone brickie. He has been there for weeks but he is doing an amazing job

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bubbles_family
Sep 20, 2017 10:30 pm

Mimosa homes

Mimosa homes

Hi there, Has anyone built with mimosa homes before...Iam planing for saba 287 or 331. The base price seems expensive...is it because of their quality

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Drhomes
Sep 20, 2017 10:26 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 376, 377, 378

ohh ok, thanks. I don't have this easement.

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singalg
Sep 20, 2017 10:20 pm

Charlibear's Build - Week 33 - Keys 8/9 YAY!!

Charlibear's Build - Week 33 - Keys 8/9 YAY!!
NSW
1 ... 222, 223, 224

Holy baby jesus... that is a big chunk of cash. It looks really good though... makes your wardrobe look super spacious 😍

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Dylandbrooke
Sep 20, 2017 10:10 pm
Dylandbrooke

Today we signed our final tender, paid the balance of our 5% deposit and our SC sent off our plans for covenant approval! Here are our final drawings ☺ We've booked in…

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Dylandbrooke
Sep 20, 2017 10:05 pm
Dylandbrooke

Hi Dawn, Hope you don't mind me stalking in the background all this time lol! Congrats on moving in.. I hope your settling in with your fur babies. Was just searching…

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breebarter
Sep 20, 2017 9:59 pm
breebarter

Ausbuild Stretton Heights - First Home Build QLD

Ausbuild Stretton Heights - First Home Build QLD
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Looking good! Will be nice to see it with the scaffolds gone!

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allblaqk
Sep 20, 2017 9:46 pm
allblaqk
Kika
Kika
5 h

Brookfield home By Simonds

Brookfield home By Simonds

I sent a SMS to our SS asking him if we could move the NBN location but he said no. However he agreed to talk to the electrician and put it at 2 mt high. In a good note…

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Kika
Sep 20, 2017 9:41 pm
Kika

We have Garage doors! and we were told/thought that the rear one was a manual door so we don't actually have a powerpoint for it, oops. We can run an extension! This…

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allblaqk
Sep 20, 2017 9:40 pm
allblaqk

Katrina's 2nd home build - Gympie

Katrina's 2nd home build - Gympie
QLD
1, 2

Oh how exciting! She will make a grand statement from the driveway

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allblaqk
Sep 20, 2017 9:34 pm
allblaqk

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2
NSW
1 ... 17, 18, 19

I think a lot of that pile is unused bricks and sand!

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The_Joneses
Sep 20, 2017 9:33 pm

Modified Bahama 50

Modified Bahama 50
QLD
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Wow you guys are smashing along! Love the basins and the free standing vanities!

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allblaqk
Sep 20, 2017 9:28 pm
allblaqk

Our First Home Blog - DayDream 28 (modified)

Our First Home Blog - DayDream 28 (modified)
NSW
1, 2, 3

Congratulations on your start date. Exciting times!!!

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H Family
Sep 20, 2017 9:11 pm
H Family

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 486, 487, 488

I believe it's 18th December to 8th January?

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Caydenn
Sep 20, 2017 9:09 pm
Caydenn

Sekisui / Burbank -our Acacia home- Bricks Complete!

Sekisui / Burbank -our Acacia home- Bricks Complete!
NSW
1 ... 18, 19, 20

I have no idea how they will fix this but we have our onsite appointment booked for Friday 29th Sept to meet the temporary SS and AM. Daniel also pointed out the…

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trimum
Sep 20, 2017 8:51 pm
trimum

First Home Owner - Building in Springfield Rise

First Home Owner - Building in Springfield Rise
QLD

Yay!! Colour Selections are super exciting!! :) Here's a list of things that we upgraded: solar power and hot water (I think this is standard…

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staceyrussell
Sep 20, 2017 8:49 pm
staceyrussell

Do you have a choice of what payment schedule to use?

Do you have a choice of what payment schedule to use?
VIC

I just told my building coordinator I wanted the other payment schedule before I would sign the contract and she agreed to change it. I didn’t need a reason. -…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Sep 20, 2017 8:37 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build

We have our been allocated our Construction admin and Site supervisor and have spoken with both of them in the past two days. So glad that we mowed the block on Sunday…

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Rachael13
Sep 20, 2017 8:28 pm
Rachael13

Just so you all know for those that don't..... all paint companies can mix each others paints from their own base colour. So if I recommend a Dulux colour and you need…

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Michelle
Sep 20, 2017 8:25 pm
Michelle

First timers - Smart Homes for Living in Wellard

First timers - Smart Homes for Living in Wellard
WA
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Tell me about it! Still so much to do. The landscapers sent through their plan and Mrs Bob didn't like it so waiting for her re-jigged plan before I email them back.…

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SilentBoB
Sep 20, 2017 8:23 pm
SilentBoB

Henley Homes

Henley Homes
VIC
1 ... 125, 126, 127

Are you talking about a splashback window? I was told these had to be fixed. Our Henley Aegean45

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Aegean430
Sep 20, 2017 8:22 pm
Aegean430

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0
NSW
1 ... 708, 709, 710

Freiswold yes pretty much 2 years from deposit to keys and then 12 months more until they actually fixed the outstanding items from PCI. Timeline below. Also whoever…

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MGardz
Sep 20, 2017 8:15 pm
MGardz
Radz
Radz
6 h

Mojo Homes

Mojo Homes
NSW
1 ... 57, 58, 59

Our SS told us that if we want updates, we need to call him. Does everyone have the same experience? What about schedules of the building progress? Our house is being…

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Radz
Sep 20, 2017 8:14 pm

Coral Homes Build SEQ - modified Grange 20

Coral Homes Build SEQ - modified Grange 20
QLD
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Congrats on your build - lovely! We are looking into Coral at the moment but we have a very fixed budget. Could you give a rough estimate of your total build cost? If…

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Kbehr
Sep 20, 2017 8:14 pm

Building Mainvue Aegean430 - 45sq in Berwick Waters

Building Mainvue Aegean430 - 45sq in Berwick Waters
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Thanks FTH, Me too! It's still a bit surreal... Once the slab is down, will give us a bit of a feel for the size of downstairs, back & side yard size etc. How are you…

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Aegean430
Sep 20, 2017 8:12 pm
Aegean430

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 772, 773, 774

We didn't pay on the day and I didn't have any intention of paying. Not being rushed into a near half million dollar transaction without being afforded the opportunity to…

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Mondeo
Sep 20, 2017 8:06 pm
Mondeo
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lovisa
Sep 20, 2017 8:05 pm

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Studio will take the burden off from me paying the loan repayment. its a perpetual investment . as a first home buyer it's not easy to pay 1000 dollar per week as loan…

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Zayedzamir
Sep 20, 2017 7:57 pm
Rizz
Rizz
6 h

Village Square Edmondson Park Stage 16

Village Square Edmondson Park Stage 16
NSW
1 ... 40, 41, 42

Hi guys, Edmondson regional Park opening soon. http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/thi ... rk-opening Pay the visit to your area! West, did you find the electrician?…

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Rizz
Sep 20, 2017 7:54 pm

Coral homes Noosa 23MKII at Ipswich, Queensland

Coral homes Noosa 23MKII at Ipswich, Queensland

We are having handover on Friday and that will be at the 14-week mark. Basically, it only took 12 weeks to actually build. It has pretty much just been sitting there for…

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Tamara1975
Sep 20, 2017 7:35 pm

Springfield Rise - Which house? Single or Double Storey?

Springfield Rise - Which house? Single or Double Storey?
QLD

We don't have Coral Homes down in Victoria. So I didn't have them to consider. However, reading some of the threads of people who have built with them over the past 12…

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icat2000
Sep 20, 2017 7:31 pm
icat2000

RE: Adenbrook Homes Ballina - Austin Option B

RE: Adenbrook Homes Ballina - Austin Option B
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hey everyone, Our tender is here! No nasty surprises really, besides $16500 worth of retaining walls, due to a deceptive contour fall. We’ve made a few additions to the…

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GoodeOne
Sep 20, 2017 7:23 pm
GoodeOne

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 307, 308, 309

They will usually use left over from the batch. They order more cos porcelain is harder too install and cracks easier. They usually need to make sure they get it right to…

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Doulton777
Sep 20, 2017 7:06 pm
Doulton777

Our Acre build -Hallmark

Our Acre build -Hallmark
QLD
1 ... 6, 7, 8

OMG that is so bad! I will be happy with adsl for the time being. I just want something lol. We got a message from telstra today to say they have activated our email…

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Tamara1975
Sep 20, 2017 7:06 pm

Take Two

Take Two
ACT
1, 2, 3, 4

Algernon, Windows came through the builder, I asked for double glazed with either uPVC or wooden/aluminium frames. The ones with wood inside were more expensive (by a…

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Variegated
Sep 20, 2017 6:13 pm
Variegated

M Class Slab/Foundation on a Site Classified P?? KDR in VIC

M Class Slab/Foundation on a Site Classified P?? KDR in VIC

9528 Because your site has been classed as "P" site it means a engineer has to design the slab to take into consideration the reason for it being classed a "P".In your…

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insider
Sep 20, 2017 6:03 pm


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