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andycoles2019
andycoles2019
13 August

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Just thinking that its better to share this home design in a video type. The design is called, Eclipse with Liner…

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andycoles2019
Aug 13, 2019 7:34 pm
andycoles2019
Norfolk
Norfolk
18 September

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 31, 32, 33

On my Metricon build, After the NSW Fair Trading Rectification order I visited my site roughly every week with the building manager He assisted me to check things like the…

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Norfolk
Sep 18, 2019 5:14 pm
SAP
SAP
18 September

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 55, 56, 57

Awesome thanks sparekh!

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SAP
Sep 18, 2019 8:42 am

Brisbane - Building and Energy Efficient Home

Brisbane - Building and Energy Efficient Home

"What type of wall wrap are you considering? I would have thought in your climate a foil type air barrier would suit best? I would say blocking the radiant heat would be…

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DarkMin
Sep 20, 2019 2:43 am
DarkMin

Chipped PGH Alfresco Espresso chipped brick

Chipped PGH Alfresco Espresso chipped brick

I also got same issue. Is there anyone get solution from PGH?

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chinthana11
Sep 20, 2019 2:01 am

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 56, 57, 58

Hi Neighbours! Nice to see the suburb coming together - so many more houses gave gone up and some fences have gone up in 3.1!! Those of you that went through council for…

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Cooky
Sep 19, 2019 11:20 pm
Cooky

Slab just poured

Slab just poured

So you know what termite treatment they are using?

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Doozer1905
Sep 19, 2019 8:38 pm

Moving in this week! What to do first when you move in???

Moving in this week! What to do first when you move in???
NSW

INSURANCE!!!!!!!! Unless you have it already covered in the build. Update all your new furniture, art, appliances etc. Contents!

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Blacktea2sugars
Sep 19, 2019 8:27 pm
Blacktea2sugars
SDS1
SDS1
11 h

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 34, 35, 36

msresearcher: The other part of your question how can they give a fixed price? At tender they give you the tender price. As you go through the next phase on plans,…

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SDS1
Sep 19, 2019 7:32 pm

Advice needed re time from PCI to handover

Advice needed re time from PCI to handover

Hi everyone, We're building a Liberty with Metricon (first time building, and no building industry experience), and it's not been the best experience, to be honest. We…

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astrid30
Sep 19, 2019 7:29 pm

Couple questions 1 - why have the cabinets been put without the tiles already 2. Why isn’t there waterproof around the taps? 3. Why hasn’t the entire floor been…

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Steven155
Sep 19, 2019 6:26 pm

Need some advice about building proposal

Need some advice about building proposal
1, 2

I agree that the proposed deal seems excessive, but end of the day they aren’t holding a gun to your head to sign up and I can’t see why everyone’s losing their…

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gillybean
Sep 19, 2019 5:27 pm
gillybean

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Gosh you are absolutely right myfirst! lol If Admin had actually been efficient and not F'd around so much, and made so many mistakes (that I had to correct), we would…

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shokel1975
Sep 19, 2019 4:27 pm
shokel1975

How do you choose a custom builder?

How do you choose a custom builder?
1, 2, 3

Think everyone has a "story" about a builder or another. Take it on board, assess it's relevance (or lack thereof) and make your decision.

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Blacktea2sugars
Sep 19, 2019 2:11 pm
Blacktea2sugars

KDR by Sienna Homes in sunny bayside Melbourne

KDR by Sienna Homes in sunny bayside Melbourne
VIC

This is all looking fabulous Sabre, am trying to work out exactly which course you abut, Bayside neighbour! We are building imminently (block is clear, yay!) same sort of…

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Blacktea2sugars
Sep 19, 2019 2:04 pm
Blacktea2sugars

Tile grout

Tile grout

ohh that very well may be the case , as this happened only after the builder's cleaners cleaned the property.

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NewJourney
Sep 19, 2019 12:32 pm

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park
NSW
1 ... 140, 141, 142

The community hub and plans for the retail area were lodged in May. It looked quite substantial. However, as noted in the article I posted above, who is gong to build it?…

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Harrington Terrrace
Sep 19, 2019 11:34 am
Harrington Terrrace

Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW
1, 2

It is bricked all on the top floor? or some cladding there (ours is a mix so I'm assuming yours might be too....)

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Harrington Terrrace
Sep 19, 2019 11:22 am
Harrington Terrrace

Recommendation to buy furnitures and white-goods

Recommendation to buy furnitures and white-goods

If you want a leather Sofa, you need to get the top grain leather. I did my research and Plush Sofas came out well, we love ours. Wait till a 50% off sale (I think they…

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Harrington Terrrace
Sep 19, 2019 11:18 am
Harrington Terrrace
Melos
Melos
21 h

Site supervisor meeting

Site supervisor meeting

I would say try and set some expectations for example. We told out site supervisor that we wanted an update every second Friday. We would call or text at the same time…

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Melos
Sep 19, 2019 9:53 am

Private inspections and progress payments

Private inspections and progress payments
NSW

In Perth we don't have the regulatory stalemate legal frame work you have in the east Coast. Inspectors aren't Certified nor Qualified for alternate Solutions and builders…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 19, 2019 8:34 am
StructuralBIMGuy
aussieta
aussieta
Yesterday

Buying land - what to watch out for

Buying land - what to watch out for

bal levels if adjacent land bush/heavy trees

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aussieta
Sep 18, 2019 9:30 pm
aussieta
ben888
ben888
Yesterday

Driveway and landscaping post handover

Driveway and landscaping post handover
NSW

What do they mean by concrete underneath the decking? Do they mean concrete piles/ sonotubes as the deck foundation? Or fully concreting the whole area, as that would make…

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ben888
Sep 18, 2019 9:28 pm
ben888
GLO
GLO
Yesterday

Rain after concrete Slab

Rain after concrete Slab
NSW

It should be fine, but watch where it pools and also once it dries check the surface is smooth. A slower drying slab is better than one that dries too fast and cracks. I…

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GLO
Sep 18, 2019 8:12 pm
TLB31
TLB31
Yesterday

Floor tile issue

Floor tile issue

Hi, I’m wondering if my tiles in my new house have been laid properly? I have had a look and the tile that has been laid closest to the bath has been cut. The amount…

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TLB31
Sep 18, 2019 8:07 pm
Sag2112
Sag2112
Yesterday

Anyone built or building a Porter Davis Vermont 29?

Anyone built or building a Porter Davis Vermont 29?
VIC

Hi baxter01, I am also building Vermont 29 with pd..was wondering how did you go with them..is your house built.

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Sag2112
Sep 18, 2019 7:15 pm

VINYL FLOORING FIX Well after some discussions with the builder, they did agree to pull up the main visible problems areas ('lumpy' bits) and get…

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darb74
Sep 18, 2019 5:42 pm
darb74
InvincibleInDN
InvincibleInDN
18 September

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 768, 769, 770

Yes. My SS confirmed that my construction has neutral wire in all the switch boxes.

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InvincibleInDN
Sep 18, 2019 3:49 pm
InvincibleInDN

The bricks were delivered and we noticed they are painted, had no idea I was paying $6,000 for painted bricks, and only half painted too. Main issue is the back of the…

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cobri05
Sep 18, 2019 2:02 pm
EdB84
EdB84
18 September

Acoustic insulation too heavy for steel stilts??

Acoustic insulation too heavy for steel stilts??

Has anyone had noise assessments done? Did the result come in at a lower category than the council estimate?

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EdB84
Sep 18, 2019 1:54 pm
Renman
Renman
18 September

Building the Metricon Doulton

Building the Metricon Doulton
VIC
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Yes. Will get less over time. After 1 year you don't see as much fluff balls on the carpet but you still get heaps of fine dust lints around the houses.

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Renman
Sep 18, 2019 12:20 pm
Renman
diannec
diannec
18 September

The Avenues Land Release at Austral NSW 2179

The Avenues Land Release at Austral NSW 2179
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi All, I just discovered this forum today! I bought in stage 1b and my land settled on the Friday 13/09. This is my first property purchase so I am not sure what to do…

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diannec
Sep 18, 2019 12:18 pm
ramada
ramada
18 September

Building with Elderton Homes

Building with Elderton Homes

Hi , I just…

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ramada
Sep 18, 2019 11:18 am
SteveMc
SteveMc
18 September

Buying Down lights after handover

Buying Down lights after handover
NSW

There are so many choices so a budget would be helpful.

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SteveMc
Sep 18, 2019 10:09 am
SteveMc
bestspecials
bestspecials
18 September

Is it really - PGH Blue Steel Flash Brick ?

Is it really - PGH Blue Steel Flash Brick ?

I remember when we chose our brick for our last house that we went around the brick centre and I really liked one, but I didn't like the one next to it. They were…

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bestspecials
Sep 18, 2019 9:47 am
bestspecials
alkeshpatel83
alkeshpatel83
18 September

EXPOSED AGGREGATE cost Perth

EXPOSED AGGREGATE cost Perth

Okayy....good to know as I might consider concrete instead.

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alkeshpatel83
Sep 18, 2019 1:38 am
luxbuild
luxbuild
17 September

Stormwater on back property

Stormwater on back property

Not sure what state this you are in, but in NSW without a rainwater tank (if that's what will happen in your case) your BASIX score could be lower, and Im not sure if you…

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luxbuild
Sep 17, 2019 11:42 pm
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anthonysmythe100
Sep 17, 2019 5:25 pm
Reneeh
Reneeh
17 September

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?
VIC
1, 2

Hi Bindiya, Last thing I heard was they has the inspection for practical completion booked in last week and that they are…

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Reneeh
Sep 17, 2019 4:33 pm

Minimum requirement for internal concrete

Minimum requirement for internal concrete
NSW

Things like this are frustrating when you spend so much $ with them, that surely they could help you out. It may not be worth the hassle mate, I'd suggest $80-100 worth…

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ourrawsonbalmoral38
Sep 17, 2019 3:17 pm
lozsyd
lozsyd
17 September

Clarendon Boston 35

Clarendon Boston 35
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

ad0303 I'm so impressed with your council!! My friend still waiting on parra council close to 2 months now. sam_syd; Yup, that worried me too about the skirting. We…

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lozsyd
Sep 17, 2019 2:22 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
17 September

Building Inspector Assistance via "Variation in Contract"?

Building Inspector Assistance via "Variation in Contract"?

Great your at the early stages, develop a good working relationship with the builder/trades. Basically you hold the whip hand up until contract signing, after that the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 17, 2019 9:53 am
StructuralBIMGuy
lozsyd
lozsyd
17 September

Boston 42 with Clarendon

Boston 42 with Clarendon

High ceiling make the room/house look more spacious and luxurious. The first floor ceiling of 2.4m felt too low for us. It's also one of the selling points if you wanna…

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lozsyd
Sep 17, 2019 9:15 am
domwild
domwild
17 September

McDoanld Jones Homes - Cambridge (Newcastle, NSW)

McDoanld Jones Homes - Cambridge (Newcastle, NSW)

Get as many quotes as possible. Get your own soil report/footings and contour report/features and floor plan to get quotes. For older areas a soil report ($300) is good…

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domwild
Sep 17, 2019 7:59 am
Saika
Saika
16 September

Handover 17th October, woot! Fairmont 35, hamptons facade -

Handover 17th October, woot! Fairmont 35, hamptons facade -
QLD
1, 2, 3

Righto!! Good luck for the inspection. Let me know what to watch out for, lol. Wow, and don't forget to put up the completed pics 😊

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Saika
Sep 16, 2019 10:13 pm
CarnTheHawks
CarnTheHawks
16 September

Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes

Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Abelflex. It's my biggest pet peeve with concrete paving - when concreters ignore it deliberately or not, then argue its importance or purpose. It's an expansion gap…

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CarnTheHawks
Sep 16, 2019 8:03 pm

Scaffolding over the pool area has come down, and it’s lovely to be able to experience that space uninterrupted! The ceiling is panelled at the highest point, as will be…

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Hillsbuilds
Sep 16, 2019 7:02 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
16 September

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
1 ... 105, 106, 107

I don't know about what saw should be used, but I'm sure its fair to want the lines to be neat and straight. I also wouldn't expect to pay for the tap when someone else…

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cat_dunc
Sep 16, 2019 11:50 am
cat_dunc

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