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lovisa
lovisa
13 February

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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we go daily sometimes more times a day, we ended up going so much due to builders not keeping on track and work not being completed when they say it will / start when…

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lovisa
Feb 13, 2018 11:23 am
Tracyt
Tracyt
21 October 2017

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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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

Emporio 43 with henley

Emporio 43 with henley
VIC
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Thank you Sumit, You have been very helpful. Regards, Neil

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HenleyNeil
Feb 21, 2018 8:35 pm

I prefer translucent. No need for blinds and you get light with privacy! Few more pics. Fyi children's activity nook fits 2 x kivik book shelves. Almost looks custom…

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ja-mez
Feb 21, 2018 8:15 pm

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - TILES!!

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - TILES!!
VIC
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Thanks Brucefil2011 We did have a look at Blinds Online but think we have ruled them out for now. Simply at matter of time and too many things to do to worry about…

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Bri1234
Feb 21, 2018 8:02 pm
Bri1234

How long did your build take, and what time did they quote?

How long did your build take, and what time did they quote?
QLD
1, 2

Calicocat really happy with fairhaven. I went the express to site route in regards to contracts/tender which is all signed on one day and you do all your colour selections…

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cat1185
Feb 21, 2018 8:00 pm

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean 38 - Cabinets

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean 38 - Cabinets
VIC
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Sounds like some progress so that is good. Looking forward to more pics when you can get in, lol

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Bri1234
Feb 21, 2018 7:59 pm
Bri1234
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Quirmeball1280
Feb 21, 2018 7:55 pm
Quirmeball1280
Sethor
Sethor
48 m

First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane

First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane
WA
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You definitely can't get Iconic GPO's with LED switches, only available on switch plates. None of the Saturn ranges even have LED GPO's available.

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Sethor
Feb 21, 2018 7:49 pm
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Lily2007
Feb 21, 2018 7:39 pm

Hamilton grove, RIVERSTONE

Hamilton grove, RIVERSTONE
NSW

update I got on 20/02: plans are still with Council at this stage. The vendor is expecting signed plans to be released from Council any day…

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ssshristi
Feb 21, 2018 7:07 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Haven't checked the contract but yes we will be keeping the rear fence. I've sent the photo to the site supervisor and he said he'll check it out

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doosra
Feb 21, 2018 6:46 pm

First home build SA Hickinbotham

First home build SA Hickinbotham
SA
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So found painter at house.. was doing alfresco/cornises above roller garage door and above kitchen cabinets. He forgot about the touchups he needs to do putsede and the…

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lovisa
Feb 21, 2018 6:44 pm

Henley - Sahara 40 Build - Fit out has begun!

Henley - Sahara 40 Build - Fit out has begun!
VIC
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One of those nosey neighbours. Glad they don’t have a double with a balcony otherwise you’d see them more often. Just wear your headphones outside when they are and…

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firsttime_homies1401
Feb 21, 2018 6:40 pm
firsttime_homies1401

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
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It’s called Manly Cove, it came in the platinum package. What styles are you both having?

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Lara21
Feb 21, 2018 6:27 pm
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niro700
Feb 21, 2018 6:26 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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I logged a service call to Yarra Valley Water and they are going to visit site and check the water pressure from the main tap. It’s expected to have the pressure to…

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Renman
Feb 21, 2018 6:20 pm
Renman

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
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We bought fisher and paykel appliances, cost 8-9k from memory We would have been lucky to have gotten maybe 1k back from coral.

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xjanex
Feb 21, 2018 5:50 pm
xjanex

Hey Guys, do you all have this vent pipe that doesnt go all the way to the roof? Metricon has installed it today just on the most visible spot and i am not sure if we…

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K-Real
Feb 21, 2018 5:47 pm
K-Real

Building Mainvue Aegean430 - 45sq in Berwick Waters

Building Mainvue Aegean430 - 45sq in Berwick Waters
VIC
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So... verdict is in. It’s a no from management as they have changed their policy on variations and they no longer allow it! The swap requires a larger structural beam…

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Firstabode
Feb 21, 2018 5:26 pm

Johns Constructions - Melbourne

Johns Constructions - Melbourne

Hi Guys, just wanted to check whether anyone has built with Johns constructions recently?

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thinkpanther
Feb 21, 2018 4:56 pm

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 22, 23, 24

But take into account - the space of rooms and how many needed - you need 3-4 down lights to match up light source of a single. Otherwise room won't be lit properly...…

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s-X-s
Feb 21, 2018 4:44 pm
s-X-s

Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate
VIC
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Sounds like the cost would be worth it. This is sounding ridiculous. The loses involved. We had timber thefts during the framing stage before Christmas. SS got 2…

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Bri1234
Feb 21, 2018 4:43 pm
Bri1234

{Dawn} SE Melb Build - Long journey nearly over!

{Dawn} SE Melb Build - Long journey nearly over!
VIC
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Moving from Westpac to ING. I bank with ING and the deal is slightly better so all good.

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aloenyx
Feb 21, 2018 4:39 pm
aloenyx
nnp
nnp
5 h

Duplex build, Subdivision and Stamp Duty

Duplex build, Subdivision and Stamp Duty

Hi, We are looking at building duplex and knocking down existing house in Sydney, NSW. Currently, myself and my wife both have joint ownership of the property. After…

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nnp
Feb 21, 2018 4:04 pm

Well done Malibu, it's a great feeling to have all that out of the way. As for the tiles, we have only tiled our Porch, Alfresco, and wet areas. For most of our down…

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Seren1ty
Feb 21, 2018 3:52 pm
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neg
Feb 21, 2018 3:52 pm

Hi, We're building a London 22 in Spring Farm with EBH. First home buyer with lots of naive questions. Our land was settled last week and DA is with council today (as…

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freyalam
Feb 21, 2018 3:20 pm
freyalam

1st Build - New Choice Homes

1st Build - New Choice Homes
WA
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Paving looks good, hopefully worth the wait.

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Choosy
Feb 21, 2018 3:15 pm
Choosy

We were told this morning that Occupancy Permit should issue this week. PCI looks like first week of March, then handover about 2 weeks later. Carpet is in. A few…

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Mrs_W
Feb 21, 2018 2:51 pm

Arden Developments

Arden Developments
VIC
1 ... 154, 155, 156

6 weeks, right when we will be on holidays. Oh well. We don't have to pass developer approval so hopefully that speeds things up a tad.

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Clareymoo
Feb 21, 2018 2:41 pm

Rosenthal Estate - Sunbury

Rosenthal Estate - Sunbury
VIC

We're expecting to title in April/May this year. Building the Votivo43 - viewtopic.php?f=31&t=88553

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g33kerb0t
Feb 21, 2018 2:33 pm
g33kerb0t

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Ormeau Hills: PCI March 8th

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Ormeau Hills: PCI March 8th
QLD
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Congrats caydenm! Thats awesome progress. Its also awesome to see your Noosa as it gives us a sense of what ours will be like.

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brodav83
Feb 21, 2018 2:21 pm

Update: Our land settled on the 8th of February, so we are moving closer to site start. Today we signed our final post contract variation for a couple of windows that…

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lilbza
Feb 21, 2018 2:15 pm
lilbza

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod
SA
1 ... 31, 32, 33

and valuation booked in for friday morning hopefully

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lovisa
Feb 21, 2018 2:05 pm

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
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Will take pic when I get to site today.

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shazaw
Feb 21, 2018 2:03 pm

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / SEQLD

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / SEQLD
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Your selections look fabulous. I love the idea of the metallic bricks for the pillars but hubby is pushing for render or tiled. Will have to go out to the brick centre…

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bestspecials
Feb 21, 2018 1:51 pm
bestspecials

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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Thank you Laura I appreciate your detailed reply. Wow! You got so much for that price! Even though you went all out it’s stillcheaper than most double storeys. How…

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Firstabode
Feb 21, 2018 1:51 pm

Daydream 30 Kitchen, Painting and bricks getting fixed

Daydream 30 Kitchen, Painting and bricks getting fixed
QLD
1 ... 13, 14, 15

It feels even bigger with tiles down now, we were already freaking out that the house is way too big. You are still miles ahead of us. Sucks about Beaumont messing…

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xjanex
Feb 21, 2018 1:28 pm
xjanex

Just sharing some photos of our build update so far. Garage. Office (front room downstairs) Kitchen + dining + lounge area. Cabinetry obviously not in yet.…

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elleimac
Feb 21, 2018 12:33 pm
elleimac

Floorplan Feedback

Floorplan Feedback

Some thoughts from me: Good use of the battleaxe block by siting the house where you have (we've done the same with our build on a…

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algernon
Feb 21, 2018 12:15 pm

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home
NSW
1, 2, 3

Our slab is being poured right now!!! I am going down in 2 weekends time, I can't wait to see it The frames are meant to be delivered next Friday too while we are down…

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aphsta
Feb 21, 2018 11:45 am

Coral Homes Marcoola 32 QLD

Coral Homes Marcoola 32 QLD
QLD
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Our PCI has now been pushed out to the 16th because of tile delays. Im like an excited kid on Christmas Eve waiting for these main floor tiles to be laid, the suspense is…

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kikihome
Feb 21, 2018 11:18 am
kikihome
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J278
Feb 21, 2018 11:17 am
J278
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kikihome
Feb 21, 2018 11:02 am
kikihome
Drew01
Drew01
10 h

Metricon contract signing and issues

Metricon contract signing and issues

Normally what happens if we are not comfortable to sign, do they have to book another appointment or could they send us corrected docs for signature by email.…

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Drew01
Feb 21, 2018 10:23 am
Drew01
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Manj
Feb 21, 2018 10:01 am
Manj
Zara66
Zara66
11 h

Anyone building in Plenty Gorge Views estate, South Morang

Anyone building in Plenty Gorge Views estate, South Morang
VIC
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I just heard from council that the confirmed amount of contribution fee is sent to Moremac on Friday. Other than that, there is no update.

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Zara66
Feb 21, 2018 9:40 am

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
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You’ve got to constantly follow up with your admin and SS regarding the inspection report. Otherwise they’ll push it too the side, forget about it and deal with the…

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firsttime_homies1401
Feb 21, 2018 9:23 am
firsttime_homies1401


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