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bank
bank
19 h

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...

Thanks! I was hell bent on a skillion roof, it was my non negotiable! It wasn't nearly as expensive as it looks. I think we did well, I heard the price went up…

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bank
Jul 19, 2018 5:47 pm
bank
periperi
periperi
4 July

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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We visit the site every day or two. It's worth asking your supervisor when various tradies will be scheduled to be there. I agree with the comment above that it's more…

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periperi
Jul 04, 2018 2:43 pm
periperi

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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How's. This.... We have 3 bathrooms each shower has a recess which holds shampoo etc. We wanted tiled 300 x 400. We got 250 x 370 and all three varied in dimensions.…

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michaelyoni64
Jul 04, 2018 9:04 pm

ADH - custom KDR in Clearview. All locked up!!

ADH - custom KDR in Clearview. All locked up!!
SA
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I know, was so quick. I'm going the rest goes as quickly. So next week will be internal doors, then it's painting and tiles. Not sure if the order as they have 2 painting…

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Nawsome
Jul 20, 2018 12:57 pm
Nawsome
k3nnis
k3nnis
22 m

Who's building with Clarendon??

Who's building with Clarendon??
NSW
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Hi, I supplied my own rack and paid for them to install and supply patch panel and terminate. It was written in our quote. They had no issues with it. We used zurcorp…

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k3nnis
Jul 20, 2018 12:49 pm

JG King modified Heywood - Landscaping

JG King modified Heywood - Landscaping
VIC
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We built in the country but because we completely flipped the house sideways and back to front to have master at the back, the facade is not one of Kings. We do know there…

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XRbarra
Jul 20, 2018 12:40 pm

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
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Oh my! So jealous!! I wanted a pool but just couldnt fit it on our lot! That will look amazing!

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Portofino38
Jul 20, 2018 12:31 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Thanks doosra and JeniferMarie . I had a look at your blog and your pics look great. I am a bit releived about the end product.

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spk_homebuild
Jul 20, 2018 11:57 am
spk_homebuild

uPVC or commonly known as vinyl windows and doors are newcomers to Australian market. These sturdy windows and door frames has been popular in America and Europe for a…

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AnnaGEM
Jul 20, 2018 11:56 am
AnnaGEM

Walls - Cavity Brickwork head Flashings Not installed

Walls - Cavity Brickwork head Flashings Not installed
WA

Hi All, Just wanted to get thoughts and ideas on this issue we have with our new house. Our house (two story) was completed last year May, Perth north of the River. An…

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kereninotech
Jul 20, 2018 11:49 am

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension
VIC
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That’s great Drew. Glad I could help put your mind at ease. there’s nothing better then seeing something you choose on someone else’s house. It gives an…

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Drew01
Jul 20, 2018 11:16 am
Drew01

SETTLING IN - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome

SETTLING IN - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome
QLD
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Yasssss, can't wait for you to post some photos! :D We bought our kitchen pendant lights and they are sitting in a box.... need to ask our sparky friend to install them.

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staceyrussell
Jul 20, 2018 10:53 am
staceyrussell

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic
VIC
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i'm looking for a small furniture maker in Melbourne. i want a small glass/aluminium display case made. referrals are greatly appreciated!

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frankily
Jul 20, 2018 10:40 am

Metricon Winchester 28- Bricking and plastering

Metricon Winchester 28- Bricking and plastering
VIC
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You are only in week 11! So when will be the handover? Another 3 months? That's very fast! In the contract it says 10 months He's saying end of September or start…

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Kimmykim
Jul 20, 2018 10:26 am

FIRST HOME – METRICON WINCHESTER 28

FIRST HOME – METRICON WINCHESTER 28
1, 2

Yes, we are super excited! Hope to see the roof up and our SM will be kind enough to send us another pic! 😜

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Kimmykim
Jul 20, 2018 10:07 am

Coral Homes - Hampton 26 - Tweed

Coral Homes - Hampton 26 - Tweed
NSW
1, 2

Do you mind me asking who your SS is? We are about to start with Coral at Wollongbar, Northern NSW... Cheers

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Emily_2477
Jul 20, 2018 9:31 am

Metricon Liberty 38/42

Metricon Liberty 38/42

Sure. No problem. Please let me know what quote you get if you can.

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chezhia
Jul 20, 2018 9:29 am

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
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frames are done, and i am quite happy with the result, the roof truss are timber, whilst walls are steel. this will make adding ceiling fans to top floor later easier.…

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ymiao4398
Jul 20, 2018 9:11 am

Bldg w Metricon QLD - Shocking experience, shld I pull out?

Bldg w Metricon QLD - Shocking experience, shld I pull out?

The sales persons job is to get a sale, and I'm pretty sure you'll have the same experience no matter where you go. Ours told us we'd be in the house by April; we didnt…

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blackcat20
Jul 20, 2018 9:04 am
blackcat20

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
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Anyone have pics of their intergraded dishwasher? We been mucked around so much with smeg. Cabinet makers getting things wrong. Now we have the plate missing at the…

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Doulton777
Jul 20, 2018 8:56 am
Doulton777

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.
VIC
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Just as I suspected, Henley have delayed the Final Inspection. I always thought this would be the case after visiting the house as there was still so much to do…

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firsttime_homies1401
Jul 20, 2018 8:38 am
firsttime_homies1401

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Wow great to see everyone's progress! Zen: We went with surfmist windwos simply to match the white colour of our shutters, meaning the window frame blends into the…

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Seren1ty
Jul 20, 2018 7:34 am

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
1 ... 78, 79, 80

What lovely neighbours!! So so happy for your Shazaw enjoy the move back home xx

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trimum
Jul 20, 2018 7:14 am
trimum
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bestspecials
Jul 20, 2018 7:02 am
bestspecials

What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell

What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hi Frankie, The hope all goes well with your build. Can’t stess how important it is to ensure you have a good brickie especially with a painted face brick like the…

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Gran Sasso
Jul 20, 2018 12:12 am

Our Metricon Liberty 45 on the Northern Beaches, Sydney

Our Metricon Liberty 45 on the Northern Beaches, Sydney
NSW
1 ... 66, 67, 68

Thank you, its very trying indeed! Yes sounds like you’ll be needing a new tap. Nothing surprises me anymore with these builders. Hope you find some peace, and…

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HGMbuild
Jul 19, 2018 10:00 pm
HGMbuild
gr8ly
gr8ly
16 h

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate
QLD
1 ... 15, 16, 17

how did handover go?!?!?!!! :) :) haha yeah time to start saving for luscious green grass now then.

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gr8ly
Jul 19, 2018 9:37 pm
gr8ly
Manj
Manj
16 h

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Site start

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Site start
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Awesome! Sounds great Clareymoo! Best wishes

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Manj
Jul 19, 2018 9:18 pm
Manj
gogo65
gogo65
16 h

Custom Home Builders

Custom Home Builders

Yes I think there’s is definitely a premium in Sydney, our custom build is definitely over the $2000sqm

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gogo65
Jul 19, 2018 9:02 pm
gogo65

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
1, 2, 3, 4

Thanks....heaps...yes they are powering along. Our facade is Clarion.

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excited_builders
Jul 19, 2018 8:07 pm
blg
blg
17 h

Mimosa homes

Mimosa homes
VIC
1, 2

Hi Wild, I do not have any other option. Only way to get aroud this trap is to get all documentation done withing 14 days after paying deposit, which will never happen.

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blg
Jul 19, 2018 8:03 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 854, 855, 856

We’ve got a custom gate on order with Polvin Fencing. It’s a white PVC Hamptons look. Can’t wait to see it installed.

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Jul 19, 2018 7:53 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29
QLD
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I would still love some if that’s ok

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Tash801
Jul 19, 2018 7:45 pm

Crown Hill Estate Riverstone

Crown Hill Estate Riverstone
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi Michael, Please share the latest on stage 3 registration, are we still looking at July end realistically? Thanks

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shokeen
Jul 19, 2018 7:37 pm

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Looking great Drew...its truly powering along. We too have to get driveway n fence quotes....if u get a good person or company please share the details and I will do the…

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excited_builders
Jul 19, 2018 6:06 pm

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie
NSW
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I love your home. It looks amazing. We had handover at just over 11 months. We have lived in it for 7 weeks now. And the last 5 weeks have been tradies coming in and…

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Doulton777
Jul 19, 2018 5:41 pm
Doulton777

Floor tiling

Floor tiling

I've never built a project home, only done renovations of existing and a custom build, but can’t you negotiate to buy all the tiles and have the builder’s tiler lay…

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arcadelt
Jul 19, 2018 4:27 pm
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Nawsome
Jul 19, 2018 4:18 pm
Nawsome

Contract signing tips and traps

Contract signing tips and traps

If you want a landscape that is non AS2870 compliant (i.e. 900mm concrete all around, lawn, shrubs and small trees in that order), give it to your builder before you sign…

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kirashogun
Jul 19, 2018 3:42 pm

Metricon Glendale 38 in SYD

Metricon Glendale 38 in SYD
NSW
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Following your thread CKY... looking forward to watching the progress of your build :-D Hope its all going smoothly!

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shokel1975
Jul 19, 2018 2:50 pm
shokel1975

Metricon Franklin 53 modified

Metricon Franklin 53 modified
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

That sure is a monster house Stoff17! You are towering over your neighbours! Looks fantastic :-D

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shokel1975
Jul 19, 2018 2:42 pm
shokel1975

Coral Homes Modified Manhattan 23 in Brookhaven Estate

Coral Homes Modified Manhattan 23 in Brookhaven Estate

Just saw your thread. We ended up doing Ice Snow for the kitchen benchtops with Burnished Wood for the base cabinets and White Silk for the overheads. It has turned out…

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bestspecials
Jul 19, 2018 1:53 pm
bestspecials
Stimpson
Stimpson
Yesterday

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville
NSW
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Hi Ive just been up at the estate and disappointed in the gardens - I thought the developer was going to keep them watered and looking good for the firs 18 months or was…

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Stimpson
Jul 19, 2018 12:20 pm
Nat12Kel123
Nat12Kel123
Yesterday

Rawson build in Cameron Park

Rawson build in Cameron Park
NSW
1, 2

Thanks for that. We have a really big back lounge at the moment so maybe that why. Good Luck with the rest of the build.

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Nat12Kel123
Jul 19, 2018 11:42 am
Mimz87
Mimz87
Yesterday

Building with Simonds in Sydney

Building with Simonds in Sydney
NSW

Hi First one, We are currently building with Simonds. Contract was signed in September 2017. Gallery took the longest a couple of months due to a shortage of staff…

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Mimz87
Jul 19, 2018 11:33 am
atemby
atemby
Yesterday

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT
WA
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Thanks hun im obsessed with them! hows your house going must be so good for it to be yours! cant believe how quick both our houses went! im hoping i get keys end of july…

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atemby
Jul 19, 2018 10:58 am
atemby
icat2000
icat2000
Yesterday

Our First Home - Ballarat - Welcome to Final Stages

Our First Home - Ballarat - Welcome to Final Stages
VIC
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I got the light from a store in Ormond, Melbourne. Its called Missy Pendant 3 Light. But comes is a smaller version. This online store has it too.

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icat2000
Jul 19, 2018 10:45 am
icat2000
Bri1234
Bri1234
Yesterday

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - Settlement! WE ARE IN!!!

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - Settlement! WE ARE IN!!!
VIC
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Maintenance time. Our maintenance inspection is book. Not looking forward to more trade appts etc but will be nice to hopefully get the things that are bugging us sorted out.

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Bri1234
Jul 19, 2018 10:43 am
Bri1234

Plumbing rough-in completed Really happy so far with everything. I had a quick chat with the plumbers who were finishing up for the day. Even they commented on how big…

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BrentandAllison
Jul 19, 2018 8:52 am
BrentandAllison

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