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melfordgurl
Apr 25, 2019 7:30 am

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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We live 5 mins away and I drive past each day as school drop off is 400m down the road. It has been handy to keep an eye on progress - especially when I got an email from…

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shokel1975
May 02, 2019 11:42 am
shokel1975

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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We are just about to start our 2nd build and are still referring back to this page, it's a goldmine! One little thing that is a big deal to me is the grout in the tiles.…

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jkelleher01
May 20, 2019 8:10 am

Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Landscaping is on!

Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Landscaping is on!
NSW
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Not just a cookie-cutter backyard landscape job either!!! Going to look unreal.

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Corallake
May 27, 2019 7:36 pm
Corallake
Royce
Royce
41 s

Waffle Pod Slab with Piers

Waffle Pod Slab with Piers

Thanks Alex. My building inspector was thrown off by it. Said he had never heard or seen it done before. Mentioned the concreter wasn’t happy about doing it. All of…

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Royce
May 27, 2019 7:35 pm

Build Feed: Hallmark Homes - Vouge 298 - Caboolture QLD

Build Feed: Hallmark Homes - Vouge 298 - Caboolture QLD
QLD
1, 2

I think the roof looks great and I like how the front and back look almost symmetrical. Post a picture of the bricks you went with! Don't keep us in suspense :p

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Chase L
May 27, 2019 7:35 pm
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
44 m

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
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Hi, Can anyone please send us your garage internal where screws are. Our private inspector found issues with it. Thanks in advance.

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MrsAJ
May 27, 2019 6:52 pm

Does bored piers stops slab heave?

Does bored piers stops slab heave?

Hi mate, my slab was poured at the same time as peers so they are connected. Is that all good?

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Royce
May 27, 2019 6:00 pm

Happy times

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alymei
May 27, 2019 5:16 pm

KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51
NSW
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Hi Dusty 4, Till now all good. Will know the quality of the build once we move in and start living there. As for the photos, my error in clicking them. The house is…

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HoneyDee
May 27, 2019 4:58 pm
HoneyDee

Custom builder Adelaide

Custom builder Adelaide

SA designer Homes, small custom builder. We are currently building with them. Been fantastic so far

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melobious
May 27, 2019 4:57 pm
bank
bank
3 h

Inclusions and Plan Drawings

Inclusions and Plan Drawings

Generally specification trumps drawings, however the specification isn't going to mention things not included, only inclusions. So if it is on your final drawings in your…

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bank
May 27, 2019 4:24 pm
bank
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ya1980
May 27, 2019 4:17 pm

More of the upstairs windows are being put in today, and this was the easiest one for me to get to, to inspect. This isn’t a particularly big window, but the mechanism…

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Hillsbuilds
May 27, 2019 2:00 pm

Metronest builder review

Metronest builder review
VIC
1, 2

Ok Guys please, again I'm not here to give any response to any one. Its your money its your choice, its your time, its your dream to get house like living home. Again i…

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patel1783
May 27, 2019 12:17 pm

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
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have you budgeted out additional money for selections? considering the free powerpoints and light points is not enough for the build? also random costs that might popup?…

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ymiao4398
May 27, 2019 11:36 am

Metronest Homes

Metronest Homes

Hi guys , Any review for Metronest home Please ? I am trying to build my family home and been advised that Metronest build good homes with very good price with lots of…

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Binoda10
May 27, 2019 11:15 am
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Manj
May 27, 2019 9:39 am
Manj

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 734, 735, 736

Hi CS199, We too don’t want to waste the voucher so decided that wisdom can put our driveway in so it makes moving in much easier and will do the landscaping after handover.

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sv_reddy
May 27, 2019 6:49 am
Zorro6
Zorro6
13 h

Our McDonald Jones Bronte Build

Our McDonald Jones Bronte Build

Hi S & J By the looks of it you would be on a site prone to bushfire with a high BAL rating. If so I have come across a company that makes specialised windows for such…

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Zorro6
May 27, 2019 6:13 am

Aureus - Sharpes Beach, Skennars Head, Northern NSW

Aureus - Sharpes Beach, Skennars Head, Northern NSW
NSW

I bought a block of land at Aureus and couldn’t find any posts so this might be the first. Anyone with me? Next step - registration. Hoping it will be Xmas 2019.…

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shelllacey
May 27, 2019 6:00 am
Zorro6
Zorro6
14 h

The dreaded Christmas shutdown

The dreaded Christmas shutdown
VIC
1, 2

Our builders seemed to stop around the 21st dec and resumed about 24th jan. But that’s what it is,things stop for Christmas holidays and everyone should expect that . If…

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Zorro6
May 27, 2019 5:56 am

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW

Thanks. I will be giving them a call tomorrow.

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Mish018
May 26, 2019 10:21 pm
Renman
Renman
Yesterday

Building Metricon Doulton 56 - what is a MUST to upgrade

Building Metricon Doulton 56 - what is a MUST to upgrade

My must do would be 3m high ceilings and my wish list would be hebel power floors. In regards to solar, yes they do pre-wiring.

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Renman
May 26, 2019 6:59 pm
Renman
mattfromvic
mattfromvic
Yesterday

Que One Homes Melbourne

Que One Homes Melbourne
VIC

Did you get any feedback on Queone homes?

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mattfromvic
May 26, 2019 6:58 pm

A quick update. We basically had two weeks of nothing. So disappointing. Not our SS fault, trades that have been booked just aren’t showing. The thing is though, a…

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Salfield
May 26, 2019 5:35 pm
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Zorro6
May 26, 2019 4:16 pm
Zorro6
Zorro6
Yesterday

Building at Willowdale

Building at Willowdale
NSW
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Unfortunately I think some builds just go wrong. I have found if you have a good construct manager the build is good. Also the building companies cut the tradies quotes…

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Zorro6
May 26, 2019 4:07 pm

Our brickwork was finished this week, and our roof supplies delivered. We noticed that one of the windows in the courtyard had a different head height to the others (it…

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amilelka
May 26, 2019 3:52 pm
Tegs17
Tegs17
Yesterday

GJ Gardner Montville - has anyone built?

GJ Gardner Montville - has anyone built?
NSW

SBG14 how is the build going? Our planning permit with Cardinia council should be approved tomorrow our builder has advised. Then the final contract will be issued...yay…

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Tegs17
May 26, 2019 2:51 pm
alexp79
alexp79
Yesterday

Non compliant cladding crisis

Non compliant cladding crisis

They have probably re-run fire testing in the controlled conditions of one specifically nominated lab.

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alexp79
May 26, 2019 12:12 pm

Builder changes post-DA approval?

Builder changes post-DA approval?

You are back at square one, unfortunately it doesn't give battlers any confidence In the whole build process There's only one thing worse than being ripped off and that's…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 26, 2019 12:10 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Renman
Renman
Yesterday

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
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Thanks MrsJM The 3D design concept help to show us that what we will be getting. Forecast between 9-12 weeks subject to weather.

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Renman
May 26, 2019 10:54 am
Renman
kjane
kjane
Yesterday

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
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Our first "oh no, that didn't work out" this week. We are getting super close to finishing so had a walk through on Friday. Flooring was down and looking great,…

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kjane
May 26, 2019 8:37 am
Karunakar
Karunakar
Yesterday

Double story Balcony or bigger house with no balcony

Double story Balcony or bigger house with no balcony

Thank you for your valuable comment as I am not sure whether I would move from my current place to a new one and that's the reason i am wondering better of building 4…

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Karunakar
May 26, 2019 7:46 am
KingTaco
KingTaco
25 May

Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Fixing stage

Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Fixing stage
QLD
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So they say there is an allowance for breakages etc... but that sure is some allowance! Maybe our brickies were particularly careful? Either way, we'll try to minimise…

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KingTaco
May 25, 2019 11:21 pm
KingTaco
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
25 May

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes
QLD
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I would like to take this time and thank you all for your advice and suggestions. Being first home built with not any idea what to look, all your messages and tips helped…

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MrsAJ
May 25, 2019 9:22 pm
Hugebloke
Hugebloke
25 May

Weeks Custom build - Virginia Grove - SA

Weeks Custom build - Virginia Grove - SA
SA
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If they can stay on track we will have about 2-3 weeks to move as our lease is paid to september anyway. ill be taking my time to move this time round for sure. so much…

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Hugebloke
May 25, 2019 9:02 pm
Hugebloke
JLL3
JLL3
25 May

McDonald Jones NSW electrical costs

McDonald Jones NSW electrical costs
NSW

They have packages but this is the standard system: That Bosch system alone is $985.

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JLL3
May 25, 2019 8:46 pm
Bruce18
Bruce18
25 May

Building new house - choosing a builder

Building new house - choosing a builder
WA

Thank you so much for all your suggestions really helpful and appreciated! We currently getting quotes form the ones we have met with and one thing we have asked for is…

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Bruce18
May 25, 2019 4:56 pm
bagyo
bagyo
25 May

Independent Building Inspector Wonthaggi

Independent Building Inspector Wonthaggi
VIC

I am in need of a reputable building inspector for construction stages of a new home build. Also which stages do you recommend to engage an inspector. Typical costs?.…

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bagyo
May 25, 2019 2:02 pm
bagyo

Experience with Sett Homes

Experience with Sett Homes
NSW
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I built 5 years ago and very happy with the build quality. Unfortunate that you are going through this..

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maverick343
May 24, 2019 9:29 pm
Macher
Macher
24 May

KDR Vantage Mode facade modified

KDR Vantage Mode facade modified
VIC
1, 2

I thought the same. I haven't seen anyone else's slab prep look like this. They have put foam on top now.

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Macher
May 24, 2019 8:52 pm
Macher

Finally had our PCI today, handover is now booked for the 7th June. The house has a few issues that need rectifying. Paint was the biggest issue with just really bad…

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dme1982
May 24, 2019 8:40 pm
JLL3
JLL3
24 May

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread
NSW
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Thanks Stuart! Did you do all you plan presentation, external, internal and electrical selections first then the HIA contract signing? I've been told by the Project…

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JLL3
May 24, 2019 8:32 pm

Roof is half on and plumbing has all been done in the roof and walls, getting there!

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alt
May 24, 2019 8:03 pm
alt
TiredHalo
TiredHalo
24 May

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41
QLD
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Last week the stairs were installed, and this week has the doors and architraves/skirting all installed. So we're now all locked up. Next week on the Monday & Tuesday…

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TiredHalo
May 24, 2019 7:02 pm
TiredHalo

Most of the stone installed today. Only kitchen island bench (Calacatta Gold) left to do. Nearly finished ensuite tiles. Laundry floor finished (except…

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thme
May 24, 2019 7:00 pm

Hi there, I just had a double colorbond gate installed. Some cement were poured around the latches to act as an anchor because the latches do not reach the ground. This…

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asahi_home
May 24, 2019 4:05 pm

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