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Building first house - need advice on builder

Building first house - need advice on builder
SA

Hi Trent, When deciding who we would build with, we researched many forums, reviews etc and found that if we based our decision on the information we read, we wouldn't…

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smithfamily
Nov 24, 2017 3:18 pm
lovisa
lovisa
13 h

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod
SA
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Looks like your build is flying! Yay for bricks

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lovisa
Nov 24, 2017 8:57 am
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Sarah159
Nov 24, 2017 7:59 am
Sgreenham
Sgreenham
22 November

Building Weeks & Macklin Ashdale in Western Adelaide

Building Weeks & Macklin Ashdale in Western Adelaide
SA

Just completed my second build with Weeks and Macklin.. The first (2013) went well, agent was excellent, supervisor fantastic, 20 week build time, quality installs however…

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Sgreenham
Nov 22, 2017 11:28 am
Amymay
Amymay
19 November

Fairmont Homes - Flagstaff Hill SA

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

Looks great are you in yet ?? 😊😊

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Amymay
Nov 19, 2017 5:16 pm
Joshwaan2k
Joshwaan2k
19 November

Simonds Prague Modified SA

Simonds Prague Modified SA
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hows the place going?

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Joshwaan2k
Nov 19, 2017 3:15 pm

ITS FINALLY STARTING .... and then I get a call that I need to complete retaining walls before they can proceed any further. :'(:'(:'(

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HFBMPC
Nov 17, 2017 7:57 pm
HFBMPC
Amymay
Amymay
13 November

SA Distinctive homes?

SA Distinctive homes?
SA

Over charged us 20,000$ in our footings.... Then tried to tell us if another builder didnt charge us $48,000 in footings they will sting us throughout the build. We are…

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Amymay
Nov 13, 2017 6:50 pm

Although we're locked out, our tradies seemingly accidentally left our laundry door open so we've had the chance to explore upstairs this weekend!…

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JM1911A1
Nov 13, 2017 11:40 am
JM1911A1
Joker
Joker
13 November

Who is the Best SA builder for inclusions / appliances

Who is the Best SA builder for inclusions / appliances
SA

Be careful that inclusions make you forget about the number one most important thing by a mile, the quality of the build, it's this area that when wrong, can ruin your…

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Joker
Nov 13, 2017 8:47 am
benblinkau
benblinkau
11 November

New build - Weeks Building Group SA

New build - Weeks Building Group SA
SA

Council approved last week! Just waiting on the bank now!

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benblinkau
Nov 11, 2017 7:18 am
benblinkau
speedyjonzalas
speedyjonzalas
10 November

Green Homes Australia

Green Homes Australia
SA

Hi everyone We are loooking at building a home in SA and are heading towards going with either Gardner, or Coral. However we have been looking at Green Homes Australia…

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speedyjonzalas
Nov 10, 2017 7:24 pm
lovisa
lovisa
10 November

KDR - custom home in Clearview, SA with ADH

KDR - custom home in Clearview, SA with ADH
SA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Our admin bit took 4 months (upto settlment/fin approval/council approval) and a week after approvals to be released to construction and then a week later they started…

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lovisa
Nov 10, 2017 3:19 pm
george27
george27
8 November

House Demolition Adelaide

House Demolition Adelaide
SA

It depends a lot on if you are living in the house, renting it out or if it's empty. We demolished earlier this year, before we had council approval etc. The house was…

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george27
Nov 08, 2017 10:36 pm

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 29, 30, 31

I am in the fit out stage, and visit virtually every day... sometimes up to three times hahah at lunch time, before school pick up and after school. Its disappointing to…

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Princesssarrah06
Nov 07, 2017 10:17 pm

Electrical 2nd fix and plumbing 2nd fix is pretty much done, the alarm system installed, data cabling terminated. A few issues have been found: 1. the downlights…

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lincoln32
Nov 07, 2017 7:45 pm
Amymay
Amymay
3 November

Fairmont Homes Custom Build Myponga, SA

Fairmont Homes Custom Build Myponga, SA
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hellooo much update on the house?? I have my finger crossed for before xmas just wanted to see if youve had any update on handover date ? 😀😀

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Amymay
Nov 03, 2017 1:07 pm
nicoledee
nicoledee
2 November

Statesman Felixstow Alfresco build in Two Wells, SA

Statesman Felixstow Alfresco build in Two Wells, SA
SA
1, 2, 3

Oh my God guys I have been soooo busy I've totally forgotten to update!! We handed over on 21st of October and it's amazing. Very little defects to be fixed up. Super…

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nicoledee
Nov 02, 2017 11:07 am
alysanne
alysanne
1 November

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

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

ckfd Good, thanks for asking! I got my keys last Friday (about 1.5 weeks after pre handover). Still have some work to complete from other contractors before I move in…

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alysanne
Nov 01, 2017 10:18 pm
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eliszia
Oct 29, 2017 7:43 pm
Amymay
Amymay
29 October

Fairmont Homes - Custom build

Fairmont Homes - Custom build
SA

Hello mango_gelato 😊we too are building with fairmont and although the administration side of things took forever our build is coming along great 😀 As far as extra…

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Amymay
Oct 29, 2017 7:29 pm
Ckfd
Ckfd
24 October

Building Modified Statesman Ashville

Building Modified Statesman Ashville
SA
1, 2, 3

alysanne sorry for taking so long to get back to you. We got our keys at the same time as pre handover. Our bank paid the final payment 2 weeks early accidentally so they…

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Ckfd
Oct 24, 2017 8:23 am
Ckfd
Tracyt
Tracyt
21 October

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 50, 51, 52

We planned to do ours after. However we were lucky to find the tiler was happy to do a side job during the build. We are glad we did because now the driveway will…

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Tracyt
Oct 21, 2017 8:00 am
Tracyt
AdelaideHills
AdelaideHills
19 October

New Build - Weeks Building Group - Balhannah SA

New Build - Weeks Building Group - Balhannah SA
SA

Another delay - slab not being laid until 1st of November now, apparently Site Works have been put on hold due to rain - it rained 20ml back on the 12th.... Is this really…

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AdelaideHills
Oct 19, 2017 12:12 pm
brokenstick
brokenstick
19 October

Ceiling Height cost on 2.4M to 2.7M

Ceiling Height cost on 2.4M to 2.7M
SA

This may be because you are going 2 increments, from 2.2 to 2.5 to 2.74 (they seem to charge for each increment). Our ground we are looking at comes with 2.55 which we…

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brokenstick
Oct 19, 2017 8:50 am
rk72
rk72
17 October

Building first home!

Building first home!
SA

Purchased land this year, hoping to build by the end of 2018. Already picked builder as family are bricklayers, etc. Am just interested in what everyone else's experiences…

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rk72
Oct 17, 2017 8:04 pm
lovisa
lovisa
17 October

Hickinbotham build adelaide

Hickinbotham build adelaide
SA
1, 2

Our soil removal is $750 under quoted amount (for scrape snd trenches ) was told can go up if more soil needs to be removed like for i think site cleanup and paving.

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lovisa
Oct 17, 2017 4:54 pm

No siteworks 6 weeks after OK to start

No siteworks 6 weeks after OK to start
SA

Entilzha Check your Geotech report and engineering Drawings/Notes as to what is required They should be with your contract documents or you can ask you council building…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 10, 2017 9:20 am
StructuralBIMGuy
MJT
MJT
8 October

Fairmont Homes Consultant Adelaide

Fairmont Homes Consultant Adelaide
SA

We dealt with Jeff and he was wonderful

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MJT
Oct 08, 2017 9:16 pm
Sarah159
Sarah159
6 October

Mount Barker Thread

Mount Barker Thread
SA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Yeh i think they say 12 weeks just to cover themselves, havent heard of it ever taking that long

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Sarah159
Oct 06, 2017 5:32 pm
DRT
DRT
6 October

Our Glendale 39 - Metricon (Blackwood Park, SA)

Our Glendale 39 - Metricon (Blackwood Park, SA)
SA
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Hi tungfai How is everything going on with you build. I am also building Glendale 41 with como facade in Sydney. Would love to see some completed pictures. Also what…

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DRT
Oct 06, 2017 9:38 am
Sarah159
Sarah159
5 October

Tomcats build in mount barker

Tomcats build in mount barker
SA

Floor plan looks great! We had a look at Newenham and its lovely, im sure you wont regret that decision. I need to get some retaining quotes also, it is so ridiculously…

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Sarah159
Oct 05, 2017 7:27 pm
hillbuilder
hillbuilder
3 October

New Building Seaford Meadows SA

New Building Seaford Meadows SA
SA
1 ... 23, 24, 25

It is frustrating. The world would be a better place if a lot more people did their jobs properly!! There is no excuse for lack of communication or response, but it seems…

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hillbuilder
Oct 03, 2017 1:13 pm
katgalle
katgalle
26 September

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
1 ... 74, 75, 76

Building 39 square custom Bespoke by Arden Homes. Eastern suburbs, Melbourne: https://bespokedreamhome.blogspot.com.au/?m=1

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katgalle
Sep 26, 2017 8:55 pm
DanTheUpholsterer
DanTheUpholsterer
24 September

KDR with Fairmont Homes

KDR with Fairmont Homes
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Very nice What colour have you used on the walls ? Did you make your entry way narrower ? Our design we have 2 full size doors... is that front door a double wide door…

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DanTheUpholsterer
Sep 24, 2017 10:52 pm
MayaK
MayaK
24 September

Regent Homes Adelaide

Regent Homes Adelaide
SA

We recently built with them completed in end July 2016 (Henley Beach South) and have been living in the new house just a little over a year now. Our house is currently…

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MayaK
Sep 24, 2017 2:53 pm
Rico--
Rico--
17 September

Beechwood Adelaide - any information much appreciated

Beechwood Adelaide - any information much appreciated
SA

Did you find any more useful information on Beechwood, and who did you end up selecting for your build?

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Rico--
Sep 17, 2017 11:20 am
JayaJaya
JayaJaya
16 September

New Build, Seaford Meadows, Hickinbotham

New Build, Seaford Meadows, Hickinbotham
SA

Looks like a good plan! I like your colours. Is that a Belga Grey tile I see? I chose those for the laundry and powder room. High wear rating and high non-slip. Hard to…

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JayaJaya
Sep 16, 2017 8:30 am
JayaJaya
Maps
Maps
14 September

Sovereign Metricon

Sovereign Metricon
SA

Hello, Building the Sovereign here. Pretty excited to get going.

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Maps
Sep 14, 2017 10:49 pm
Marshall5858
Marshall5858
14 September

building at seaford meadows

building at seaford meadows
SA
1 ... 21, 22, 23

He is one of my neighbors, really nice man They are definitely the best lemons I've seen too and no nasties, even better!!

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Marshall5858
Sep 14, 2017 9:52 pm
JayaJaya
JayaJaya
13 September

adelaide- reputable, quality builders

adelaide- reputable, quality builders
SA

Who did you end up going with? Not Weeks I hope - I heard from several professionals (like our inspector, and independently from other trades) that they screed OVER your…

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JayaJaya
Sep 13, 2017 3:28 pm
JayaJaya
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
11 September

Change of jobs during building new house

Change of jobs during building new house
SA

we are currently at construction and I am moving back into my old role as the new role I moved into just hasnt worked out as I planned! But as far as a i know we are fine…

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stayxtrue
Sep 11, 2017 2:50 pm
stayxtrue
Entilzha
Entilzha
11 September

New Home Questions

New Home Questions
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

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Entilzha
Sep 11, 2017 1:54 pm
DanTheUpholsterer
DanTheUpholsterer
10 September

Building with Fairmont Homes - Port Willunga

Building with Fairmont Homes - Port Willunga
SA
1, 2, 3

Like the brickwork I think I'll be using these bricks on my build !

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DanTheUpholsterer
Sep 10, 2017 12:48 pm


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