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How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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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
Tracyt
Tracyt
21 October

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

Individual Design - New Choice Homes

Individual Design - New Choice Homes
WA

Looks great!!! I especially love your gigantic pantry! And brick choice, very much like mine :D

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spiffmiff
Nov 20, 2017 11:50 pm
spiffmiff

As expected due to the rain, Thursday was a washout, as was Friday. Then, today, this happened: Ground floor frames are up! (Mostly, still a bit of finishing off…

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algernon
Nov 20, 2017 11:21 pm

1st knockdown rebuild: 1st steps towards planning our home

1st knockdown rebuild: 1st steps towards planning our home

We're in progress with our own double-storey KDR (ground floor frames went up up today), through a custom builder. We got our own site survey and soil testing done prior…

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algernon
Nov 20, 2017 11:10 pm

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
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Not a huge amount Ezza 2m on right 2.5m back 3.6m left 1m left where garage is We knew it wouldn’t be much but enough for our 2 little dogs Have you got much?

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Bri1234
Nov 20, 2017 11:05 pm
Bri1234

Metricon Trentham Build - The Baby Bordeaux

Metricon Trentham Build - The Baby Bordeaux
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Oooooo I like the super dark door. I wish ours was stained darker, stupid studio M in QLD wouldn't let our door colour match our dark stairs for some reason.

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dulie
Nov 20, 2017 10:58 pm
dulie

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD
QLD
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They would be as durable as any curtain really. You can detach if needed, and wash them. Kids can also run straight through them if that's what you're worried about.

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dulie
Nov 20, 2017 10:53 pm
dulie

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2
NSW
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Congratulations on handover... looking forward to more pics! - B A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=87210

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Bridgetwitch
Nov 20, 2017 10:25 pm
Bridgetwitch

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast
QLD
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I can’t believe the issues your having I’m sure things will get better!

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StephLee
Nov 20, 2017 10:22 pm
StephLee

Average Building time from excavation sign to handover

Average Building time from excavation sign to handover

We started August 5th and our PCI/NHP is on the 23rd of March, 111 calendar days elapsed for a 18 square home

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ngrundy
Nov 20, 2017 10:21 pm

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Ormeau Hills - Week 3 Slab Prep

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Ormeau Hills - Week 3 Slab Prep
QLD
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What a great timeline... hope all goes to plan for you. - B A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=87210

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Bridgetwitch
Nov 20, 2017 10:20 pm
Bridgetwitch

Theft/ vandalism

Theft/ vandalism

Hi has anyone had specifically wires/aircon piping stolen and insolation ripped out? If so did it cause delays? And how long? Thanks

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lovisa
Nov 20, 2017 10:19 pm

Arden Developments

Arden Developments
VIC
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Write reply... Yep done knockdown rebuild in ashburton SS had three of them left Arden and For six Month S DM still no wok For water connection

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Gen20016
Nov 20, 2017 10:15 pm

Henley - Sahara 40 Build - Fit out has begun!

Henley - Sahara 40 Build - Fit out has begun!
VIC
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they still need to fix up a few issues picked up by darbecca in regards to the plasters. there was a bit of delay with the boral guys not coming to fix those issues and…

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keysomer
Nov 20, 2017 10:13 pm

Ranch Style Homes Victoria

Ranch Style Homes Victoria
VIC

We built our ranch with Dennis Family (back when they were called Executive Homes) and we were very happy. I believe they still offer great ranch homes both modern and…

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MicknCi
Nov 20, 2017 10:03 pm
MicknCi
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Hailsm
Nov 20, 2017 10:02 pm
Hailsm

Coral Homes Marcoola

Coral Homes Marcoola
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

All good we are all here to watch and help each other through. My anxiety tonight is hitting the roof with everything I need to do

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H Family
Nov 20, 2017 9:58 pm
H Family

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean38 - FRAMING

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean38 - FRAMING
VIC
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It is funny how similar things are. Right down to 2 kids and 2 dogs, lol Ah yes, king singles do sound better in that case. The girls aren't tall or short. So…

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Bri1234
Nov 20, 2017 9:35 pm
Bri1234

Metricon Henderson 42

Metricon Henderson 42
NSW
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Ah terrific, thanks so much. A friend is getting a pool and I showed her yours. We both decided it's perfect ;)

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cat_dunc
Nov 20, 2017 9:25 pm
cat_dunc

Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Let the defect remediation begin!

Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Let the defect remediation begin!
NSW
1 ... 179, 180, 181

Wow MrsJM I love love love all your wallpaper choices they add so much warmth to your rooms

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BrownDog77
Nov 20, 2017 9:18 pm

Take Two

Take Two
ACT
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Algernon - that was part of my concern too. Considering I have already paid about 2/3 of the contract, I would have thought it wouldn't be a problem to pay the joiners. …

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Variegated
Nov 20, 2017 9:10 pm
Variegated

Stormwater retention

Stormwater retention
NSW

I used a big rain water tank as OSD. The volume increase to 10K. The additional cost on top of the 5000L tank is about 2K extra. Hydraulic engineer should be able to work…

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LevaneT
Nov 20, 2017 9:08 pm

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis
VIC
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You don't actually need to have it done through your builder to be put through your home loan. Most banks will let you submit quotes for items that are to be done after…

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lilbza
Nov 20, 2017 9:05 pm

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW

Looking nice, love how you can get the feeling of how all the rooms feel now. Just a tip, take lots of pictures of the frames where you will put TVs mounted on the wall…

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AllyBrian 2078
Nov 20, 2017 9:00 pm

New family home - Metricon Vantage - freeback please!!

New family home - Metricon Vantage - freeback please!!
VIC

Hi, thank you for posting this. We are also looking at building V-48 but looking at other options too ... Can you please give us…

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Rover9
Nov 20, 2017 9:00 pm

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
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Do you have a list of individual item unfinished jobs? I kept a list of jobs to do and problem list. Each week I'd crossed off individual item finished. I did give that…

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shazaw
Nov 20, 2017 8:58 pm

Building Mainvue Aegean430 - 45sq in Berwick Waters

Building Mainvue Aegean430 - 45sq in Berwick Waters
VIC
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Sorry for posting on ur site - here it is done on Friday Awesome! And don’t be sorry, u can post anything u like Once the frame gets going it’s…

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Aegean430
Nov 20, 2017 8:53 pm
Aegean430

New Home - Summit Homes 'The Orchard' - Perth SOR

New Home - Summit Homes 'The Orchard' - Perth SOR
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Glad we have got most of this done ourselves without much delay. We had to supply the WP contractor a cadastral survey and then still had to get them back out to shift the…

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Choosy
Nov 20, 2017 8:50 pm
Choosy

Porter Davis - Madison 40

Porter Davis - Madison 40
VIC
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I think option 3 matches the best of those three - View my blog at www.waldorfgrangebuild.wordpress.com

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Nov 20, 2017 8:49 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build

Well finally we have had some tiles laid! I believe he's just laying them out today, has cut the required pieces, anyway you can see in the photos. Our cable guy was in…

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Princesssarrah06
Nov 20, 2017 8:42 pm

Hi , We are currently building a single level 32sq meter house with 2.6m ceiling height. We are currently up to final painting and we have noticed a expansion joint in…

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JSESTAGE1B
Nov 20, 2017 8:17 pm

No chippy or painters but we have gas!!! And the new doors turned up! I'm interested to get inside and see the splashback. One end seems to have a bit of a lip at the…

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bank
Nov 20, 2017 8:17 pm
bank

My Build: Bushmead with HGWA

My Build: Bushmead with HGWA
WA
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Almost at lock up.. just waiting for windows to go in. Down here now and your slab is down!!! Congrats

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Rheezy
Nov 20, 2017 8:14 pm

Perfect builder for a new house

Perfect builder for a new house
QLD

Have heard good things about stroud, bad things about coral, good and bad about plantation and metricon My friends built with Clarendon and have only good thing to say,…

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allblaqk
Nov 20, 2017 7:50 pm
allblaqk

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0
NSW
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Does M allow clients to hire a private inspector to perform inspection of the build as desired. some builders do not allow. It will be good to have a professional look in…

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buildinsydney
Nov 20, 2017 7:49 pm

Frame came earlier than expected thank goodness :)

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marshi
Nov 20, 2017 7:42 pm

Independent Building Surveyor or Builder's Surveyor

Independent Building Surveyor or Builder's Surveyor

In Victoria, the builder is no longer allowed to appoint their own surveyor, there is a long history of reasons why this finally came about. In Victoria, building…

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SaveH2O
Nov 20, 2017 7:41 pm
SaveH2O

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - WEEK 25

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - WEEK 25
QLD
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Oh and our next door neighbours are done. They contacted our SS regarding fencing!

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allblaqk
Nov 20, 2017 7:19 pm
allblaqk

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 415, 416, 417

Oh no :( sorry to hear that. It would have been a stressful day for you. Hope you managed to move some items into your new house. All the best.

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Chinoandbebe
Nov 20, 2017 7:12 pm

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - SLAB DOWN

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - SLAB DOWN
VIC
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well - the Simonds near - we had slab pre-pour same day but mine slab was put on Friday and Simonds today morning and they had also delivered their frames sitting on the next lot

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pEast
Nov 20, 2017 7:05 pm
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chrinee
Nov 20, 2017 6:55 pm

First jome build SA Hickinbotham

First jome build SA Hickinbotham
SA
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Yes thats our concern. Can just make sure we ate packed up and ready to move. Or if needed get a pod and store the things

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lovisa
Nov 20, 2017 6:48 pm

Our First Dream Home

Our First Dream Home
QLD
1, 2

Ah gotta have a bit of fun when you get the chance. The build process often can be anything but! Yep that’s a lot of windows! I’m sure you’ll find a…

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Dani_J
Nov 20, 2017 6:36 pm

Nothing much to report from the weekend unfortunately. With the rain we’ve had I think they’ve been unable to get up on the scaffold due to OH&S. So no weatherboards…

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Dani_J
Nov 20, 2017 6:30 pm

Katrina's 2nd home build - Gympie

Katrina's 2nd home build - Gympie
QLD
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Meh, I only need my bed and fridge and I'll be fine, lol.

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KatrinaH
Nov 20, 2017 5:54 pm

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters
WA

Contracts were returned this morning and we have pre-start confirmed for next Wednesday 29th - all seems to be moving pretty quick now! Had to move our Intelligent Homes…

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nicolac34
Nov 20, 2017 5:51 pm
nicolac34

Statesman, Greenock MKII

Statesman, Greenock MKII
SA
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basically if it can be installed/removed easily and is of value its done the last day or 2

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Entilzha
Nov 20, 2017 5:39 pm

Village Square Edmondson Park Stage 16

Village Square Edmondson Park Stage 16
NSW
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there's a house near mine who put up colorbond. would be good to obtain some official written confirmation from council

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sabrelli
Nov 20, 2017 5:12 pm

Appointment of independent building surveyor

Appointment of independent building surveyor
VIC

Hi Chris, The appointed engineering consultancy is structerre - the slabs specifications and engineering are supplied to us. I reviewed the slab specification and I find…

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jazzaddict
Nov 20, 2017 4:03 pm

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bini
Nov 20, 2017 3:58 pm


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