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Was going for a mid century/modern flat or near flat roofed design. Colour throughout the home is whites (titaniums, surfmists, lexicon) and greys (charcoal, stormfront)…

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207 de
Aug 16, 2018 10:41 am
207 de
207 de
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How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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When I'm home (FIFO) live close to ride my bike past almost daily

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207 de
Aug 16, 2018 3:21 pm

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

Coral Homes – Lisbon 25, Hervey Bay / QLD

Coral Homes – Lisbon 25, Hervey Bay / QLD

All the best with the build. We are also building in Hervey Bay, hopefully handover in around 4-5 weeks.

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mpricecs
Aug 17, 2018 9:55 am
madj-m
madj-m
27 m

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
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Hi Drew I've been following your great thread, we just signed our estimate and are in the sausage machine now waiting for our preliminaries. Quick question, we are…

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madj-m
Aug 17, 2018 9:33 am

Singhs homes

Singhs homes
VIC

I am in the same boat, thinking to build with them, please share if you get any valuable info! thx

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abhi3001
Aug 17, 2018 9:27 am

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Ours don't actually have a handle or a lock. It's being kept shut using magnets. Usually I just pull the frame to open it.

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Jordann
Aug 17, 2018 9:07 am
Jordann
Kime
Kime
1 h

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread
NSW
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$1000 Admin Charge is applicable for "your changes" that you decide to make AFTER colours, however, I also found a few issues that had been created by MJH and those…

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Kime
Aug 17, 2018 8:57 am

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

ADH - custom KDR in Clearview. All locked up!!
SA
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Electrical have been out most of the week, but no one else. We've spoken the the ss and does well be next week. He is still confident that we'll be done around the 6 month…

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Nawsome
Aug 17, 2018 8:52 am
Nawsome

Metricon Winchester 28- Home Straight

Metricon Winchester 28- Home Straight
VIC
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I'm astounded how fast and smoothly its run so far. We dont have a lot of tiling so assume that wont take too long. Garage door has been measured, as have fly…

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blackcat20
Aug 17, 2018 8:40 am
blackcat20

I have Warwick curtains samples that the lovely consultant left with me. Have a look. I’m thinking of sheer linen but not sure yet. As I originally choose sheer silk.…

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Doulton777
Aug 17, 2018 8:05 am
Doulton777

Project builder or custom builder

Project builder or custom builder

Thanks! I think the full service (all in one) builder is more suitable for us. Do you have anyone in mind for building on the upper north shore in Sydney?

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Huggies
Aug 17, 2018 12:25 am

Project builder for steep blocks

Project builder for steep blocks
NSW

What do you think of the builder? Did you get to talk to the owner? Are they happy with the result? We are building in upper north shore and the land has a slight…

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Huggies
Aug 17, 2018 12:13 am

Would you recommend JG KING? bit nervous!

Would you recommend JG KING? bit nervous!
1, 2

You might benefit from checking the date of the original post you are proposing to respond to :) You've just answered a question someone asked 9 years ago!!

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Mr. Sausage
Aug 16, 2018 10:27 pm
AIB
AIB
12 h

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
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Hi NDDreamhome I haven't book my pre-gyprock appointment in as it slow down a lot since new SS got onboard. Recently they only got half house washed in 2 weeks. I have…

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AIB
Aug 16, 2018 9:45 pm
Mira
Mira
12 h

JG King -Urbis 1

JG King -Urbis 1
1, 2

Yes they are lovely at the start. Once you sign on the dotted line its a nightmare.

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Mira
Aug 16, 2018 9:42 pm

We have kitchen and cabinets 😁 painting has started and down pipes are on. Getting close now, I can’t wait 😊

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cass_rox
Aug 16, 2018 9:38 pm

Update photo of the house front. Things seem to be moving along nicely now.

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philbert83
Aug 16, 2018 8:57 pm
GLO
GLO
14 h

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39 Build Thread

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39 Build Thread
NSW
1, 2

Looks fantastic! I’m having the same facade but brick around the garage! What tile and colour selection did you go with?

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GLO
Aug 16, 2018 8:24 pm

Clarendon Boston 36 Central Coast

Clarendon Boston 36 Central Coast
NSW

Hi, I'm also looking at building the Boston but have only just started looking so I'm curious to understand all the costs involve and extra things I need to consider…

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Amanda_Ly
Aug 16, 2018 8:08 pm

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Sounds like you have a good SM now! It could have been all too easy for him to ignore those issues and just continue with the build. Great to know he is being thorough. 👍

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shokel1975
Aug 16, 2018 7:59 pm
shokel1975

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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Thanks Stoff...I have no idea on water sounds, but drive around our area too, other house are done in a similar manner to ours. https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=ht…

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excited_builders
Aug 16, 2018 6:11 pm

Taking the plunge building Simonds Rio

Taking the plunge building Simonds Rio
VIC
1, 2

Agreed - Idiots. We queried it at drawing stage AND at frame stage (before the plaster was put up and requested the noggins be placed elsewhere) and both times we were…

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MicknCi
Aug 16, 2018 5:55 pm
MicknCi

we have our colour selection in July 2018. Before colour selection we have done to each supplier to look and feel the stuff and what options are available. Just ask your…

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nafeesra
Aug 16, 2018 4:48 pm

Lucere estate at Leppington

Lucere estate at Leppington
NSW
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Thanks Adiba, anyone else near completion ??

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splendid_12
Aug 16, 2018 2:48 pm

16 August 2018 Fireplace tiling has begun!!

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benblinkau
Aug 16, 2018 1:58 pm
benblinkau
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Nawsome
Aug 16, 2018 1:12 pm
Nawsome
gr8ly
gr8ly
22 h

SETTLING IN - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome

SETTLING IN - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome
QLD
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these pics also display your amazing floors! i wish we went polished concrete now. Are you getting rugs?

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gr8ly
Aug 16, 2018 12:05 pm
gr8ly
Doulton777
Doulton777
Yesterday

Our Metricon Liberty 45 on the Northern Beaches, Sydney

Our Metricon Liberty 45 on the Northern Beaches, Sydney
NSW
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Really is that all? Wow I expected it to be more. You have done well. Ok thanks for letting me know. viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Aug 16, 2018 9:58 am
Doulton777
WifeofHunza
WifeofHunza
Yesterday

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - PCI booked

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - PCI booked
VIC
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oh goodness, you poor things. As it was your concreter fault and they should know what they are doing, shouldn't they be responsible for the fall out and cost associated with it?

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WifeofHunza
Aug 16, 2018 7:43 am
WifeofHunza
Kandi
Kandi
Yesterday

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
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Our Garage slab is exposed, the gybrock is sitting on top of the Garage slab. so the skirting is done top of the Garage slab. Is this correct?

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Kandi
Aug 16, 2018 7:33 am

Building on Slope -right to left 1.25m- land - suggestions n

Building on Slope -right to left 1.25m- land - suggestions n

ratna I wouldn't proceed too far beyond the architects Sketch Without preliminary engineering Data and Construction costs

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 16, 2018 7:07 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Stormwater Charged System Required?

Stormwater Charged System Required?

Your downpipes are just one issue, the other is site drainage, you should be able to have natural surface drainage to LPD, with charged system you can't.

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building-expert
Aug 16, 2018 6:17 am
building-expert
stoff17
stoff17
Yesterday

Metricon Franklin 53 modified

Metricon Franklin 53 modified
SA
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And yes, we went last weekend. It’s beautiful. We also have burnished wood in our selection. Plus kitchen is 2pac with handleless but only on overheads not below…

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stoff17
Aug 15, 2018 10:20 pm
kaycee
kaycee
Yesterday

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park
NSW
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cool thanks. I think if you are able to negotiate the price of a 300sqm land to at least $425K then you would be safe.

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kaycee
Aug 15, 2018 10:13 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
15 August

Monument or Surfmist window frame colour?

Monument or Surfmist window frame colour?

I agree I have my Monument And not too dark. I’ve seen lots of black and would consider that next time. Would be interested if it fades... anyone with experience with black?

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Gaudi
Aug 15, 2018 9:51 pm
mj-mac4
mj-mac4
15 August

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
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PCI is in the 29th of August. And hopefully handover on the 8th of September. 🎉🎉

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mj-mac4
Aug 15, 2018 9:46 pm
mj-mac4

Hi All, Quick update, did sign with Platinum but only lost about $15,000 worth of deposit and pre-planning expenses. We ended up getting the home built with a smaller WA…

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207 de
Aug 15, 2018 7:16 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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Oh yes if they stuff up they need to rectify it. They made a lot of mistakes with our build and I thought we were fairly understanding with it all. My point is that the…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Aug 15, 2018 7:07 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis
VIC
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So we have been in the new house for 4.5 months. I've just done a blog about our New Home Care Inspection which happened yesterday https://waldorfgrangebuild.wordpress.co…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Aug 15, 2018 7:04 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Dani_J
Dani_J
15 August

Arden - Votivo 43

Arden - Votivo 43
VIC
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That is so exciting!! Feels so weird until they finally go in. No more ladders!

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Dani_J
Aug 15, 2018 6:30 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
15 August

When a Granny Flat is not a Granny Flat

When a Granny Flat is not a Granny Flat
NSW

Intergrated Granny - looks like a product for built for AirBnB.

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IamSAM
Aug 15, 2018 4:04 pm
IamSAM
Tajana
Tajana
15 August

Ausbuild - Newbury 39 - Altitude Thornlands

Ausbuild - Newbury 39 - Altitude Thornlands
1, 2

Thanks kks, but fingers crossed the signal works ok

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Tajana
Aug 15, 2018 3:13 pm
Tajana
Doulton777
Doulton777
15 August

My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build

My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build
VIC
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Hi Renman, yes includes the rendered fence. That’s a pretty good price if that’s including the fence viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Aug 15, 2018 1:08 pm
Doulton777
Summitlovin
Summitlovin
15 August

First Build with Summit Perth WA

First Build with Summit Perth WA
WA
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What’s wrong with your driveway?!

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Summitlovin
Aug 15, 2018 12:48 pm
subhra1981
subhra1981
15 August

New Living Homes

New Living Homes
NSW
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Any one knows which company does the fly screen / security doors for New Living Homes?

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subhra1981
Aug 15, 2018 11:50 am
Bronte19
Bronte19
15 August

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
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Had our walk through yesterday. Was happy to meet our SS who seems really good. Roof was supposed to go on Monday but due to high winds they have been unable to do so -…

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Bronte19
Aug 15, 2018 11:44 am

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