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Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
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Yupe. I picked Wentworth 33 design but I modified it to fit my land. The design itself is too big for my land.

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wentworth33
Jan 23, 2018 12:19 pm
JK27
JK27
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Who's building with Clarendon??

Who's building with Clarendon??
NSW
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Ok I guess, we kept it to the point, no lighthearted banter and not a lot of smiling (made me feel alittle sad!). Alot of the things that we were told had been completed…

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JK27
Jan 23, 2018 12:19 pm
JK27
gfernz
gfernz
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Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Hello everyone... I have been away from the forum for a while... just settling down in the new place and getting this in order! Need to catch up on so many posts.... For…

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gfernz
Jan 23, 2018 12:15 pm

Each set of pot drawers was $525. We also increased the height of the upper cabinets to 2.4m, and that was $1600. (I looked back through my posts from when we built and…

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GillyM
Jan 23, 2018 11:35 am
GillyM

Lucere estate at Leppington

Lucere estate at Leppington
NSW
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My husband and I are in the exact same position Belinda! When we discussed it at the beginning Thrive said it was a 17 week construction to get the house up - obviously…

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sarah louu
Jan 23, 2018 9:15 am

Next on the shopping list, these little beauties for the island bench.... FOSCARINI CABOCHE

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VistaDream
Jan 23, 2018 9:08 am

Provincial Homes

Provincial Homes
NSW
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Zippy you must have had them at a good time. Mine is 24 squares and it has taken 5 months including xmas to get to having frame and trusses. Cant help you with your…

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Teemo
Jan 23, 2018 8:58 am
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IamSAM
Jan 23, 2018 8:52 am
IamSAM

Just a quick update cause we haven’t seen what’s been going on inside the house The first coat of paint on the render has been painted: We were expecting the…

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Quirmeball1280
Jan 22, 2018 11:46 pm
Quirmeball1280

Dream Metricon Glendale 38 (Sydney)!

Dream Metricon Glendale 38 (Sydney)!
NSW
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Hahaha you sure do mate. Go to one of those shopping centres where they do massages. I heard they are good. You might need it. At least it’s worth it thou for your…

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Doulton777
Jan 22, 2018 11:45 pm
Doulton777
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aphsta
Jan 22, 2018 10:38 pm
voz
voz
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Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
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dreamh0me, Miffy, Have you got PCI date? Mine is this week. Have to prepare now, no time.. Wherever I read, I find the same thing - check everything thoroughly!

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voz
Jan 22, 2018 10:31 pm

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park
NSW
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Hi all, any one built with Wisdom Homes recently? How many days they took after completing construction plans? My contract condition says that built has to commence…

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ElDream16
Jan 22, 2018 9:44 pm
Fee121
Fee121
16 h

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
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Maybe. I drove around our neighbourhood and others are done in single pieces. I am concerned mostly by the gaps and how the weathering will effect it long term.

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Fee121
Jan 22, 2018 9:01 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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We wanted to get the doulton classique. But the developer had strict guidelines on that. So we couldn’t get that. viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Jan 22, 2018 6:27 pm
Doulton777

Pods and steel completed today looking like we will be seeing a slab very soon!

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Homestead2017
Jan 22, 2018 5:56 pm
aphsta
aphsta
21 h

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home
NSW
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I have spoken with the construction team manager and our site cut is booked in for Monday next week! It's actually going to happen!!! It also turns out somehow that our…

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aphsta
Jan 22, 2018 3:57 pm
SejaeD
SejaeD
Yesterday

Building with Clarendon

Building with Clarendon
NSW

Standard aircon is appalling. The temperzone system they use is not up to Australian conditions. We are in an Oceanside and on days over 30 degrees it can not cool both…

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SejaeD
Jan 22, 2018 10:28 am
Hildzy
Hildzy
21 January

Firstyle Home - Braeside 42sq

Firstyle Home - Braeside 42sq
NSW
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Hey Bhoot Have been reading a lot of these forums and hate to agree with you but seems 12months is realistic minimum. Interesting you say that about the rendered…

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Hildzy
Jan 21, 2018 8:41 pm
kjane
kjane
21 January

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
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Thanks a bunch for your super speedy reply. Hope you have a great week ahead.

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kjane
Jan 21, 2018 8:32 pm
KateAndDuke
KateAndDuke
21 January

Staircase Upgrade Cost

Staircase Upgrade Cost
NSW

We upgraded the stairs for our build, and yes, that would be a standard price. It hurts, but god they will look amazing! We chose to spend the money as it's not really…

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KateAndDuke
Jan 21, 2018 7:55 pm
KateAndDuke
DR-JEKL
DR-JEKL
21 January

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie
NSW
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You've made a nice choice! A few other niggly factors have swayed us to the Balmoral, loved staircase, windows, large retreat, kitchen against one wall and large living…

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DR-JEKL
Jan 21, 2018 7:21 pm

15/01/2018 Portico rendered 20/01/2018 Lower roofs complete Electrical and aircon rough ins to happen this week, and the cladding to complete the exterior.

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MandM+4
Jan 21, 2018 7:03 pm
asdfdan
asdfdan
21 January

Building At Edmondson Park

Building At Edmondson Park
NSW
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Hi everyone! I've spent most of the weekend reading this forum, really appreciating everyone sharing their building experience so far. I'm looking to buy land & build…

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asdfdan
Jan 21, 2018 1:50 pm
s-X-s
s-X-s
21 January

Building with Coral Homes - Monterey 20 (Sydney)

Building with Coral Homes - Monterey 20 (Sydney)
NSW

@ .... Good to see someone building with Coral in Sydney area. I have been after some experience with Coralhomes in…

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s-X-s
Jan 21, 2018 12:57 pm
s-X-s
Fee121
Fee121
20 January

Rawson Homes - Balmoral 34 MK1 St George Area NSW

Rawson Homes - Balmoral 34 MK1 St George Area NSW
NSW
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Thanks SteveMc. I hope you are right. I think the building companies treat their SS’s fairly poorly and they suffer burnout quickly.

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Fee121
Jan 20, 2018 10:04 pm
mrsp
mrsp
20 January

Who is building with Beechwood

Who is building with Beechwood
NSW
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thanks but I'm not on Facebook. Thanks anyway....

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mrsp
Jan 20, 2018 8:06 pm
Charly6s
Charly6s
20 January

Laminate vs Tiles, pros and cons

Laminate vs Tiles, pros and cons
NSW

For those that are interested, I have a blog about my build and one of the posts I have done is all about Laminate v engineered timber v solid timber, and the differences…

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Charly6s
Jan 20, 2018 7:19 pm
Charly6s

Also picking up IT hub chairs tomoz. Our poor house currently is getting loaded up with house things

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BrownDog77
Jan 19, 2018 9:10 pm
mj-mac4
mj-mac4
19 January

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
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Thank you symone, your very kind! I hope they will look ok. I have actually changed some of our colours since I posted my first selection. So hopefully it will all tie…

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mj-mac4
Jan 19, 2018 9:09 pm
mj-mac4
ehhc
ehhc
19 January

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
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Great! Big hanging cloud removed :) Our SS only just returned, no progress at all for us.

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ehhc
Jan 19, 2018 5:51 pm
ehhc
lifehouse28
lifehouse28
19 January

East Village Leppington

East Village Leppington
NSW

That's great to hear. I also received an email from my solicitor that it's due to be lodged to LPI in the next few days.

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lifehouse28
Jan 19, 2018 4:16 pm
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shp1126
Jan 19, 2018 2:36 pm
mausam80
mausam80
19 January

The Gables in Box Hill

The Gables in Box Hill
NSW
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Hey..it does seem a little more complicated at the Gables to build a corner lot, there are very strict rules from the design review panel on how your facade should look…

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mausam80
Jan 19, 2018 9:40 am
ehhc
ehhc
19 January

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
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Yeah maybe they bring their bbq haha

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ehhc
Jan 19, 2018 9:31 am
ehhc
veepuri
veepuri
18 January

Homebuyers centre vs Uhomes

Homebuyers centre vs Uhomes
NSW

I am looking to build a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house on a 240 sqm land in Wyhdham vale. I have a quote for $417K from Homebuyers centre Vs $400K from Uhomes for a turnkey…

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veepuri
Jan 18, 2018 11:15 pm
schmalex
schmalex
18 January

Project builder for steep blocks

Project builder for steep blocks
NSW

hi we are also looking to build in Sydney on a sloping block in a quiet dead end street. But as soon as i say either sloping block or that my…

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schmalex
Jan 18, 2018 9:51 pm
schmalex
ravsingh21
ravsingh21
18 January

Any experiences with Firstyle homes

Any experiences with Firstyle homes
NSW
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We've just finished our build with FS last month. Its our first home so it was a very steep learning curve for my wife and I but enjoying the new home (and moving out of…

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ravsingh21
Jan 18, 2018 11:03 am
Corallake
Corallake
18 January

Coral Homes - Modified Bronte

Coral Homes - Modified Bronte
NSW
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Thank you. For a double garage and doing all the steps (prep.kit including primer, epoxy coating kit and top coat sealer kit) cost about $900.

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Corallake
Jan 18, 2018 10:02 am
Corallake
wongbruce
wongbruce
17 January

Mapleton Grove 18 Barry Road NSW

Mapleton Grove 18 Barry Road NSW
NSW
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I did indeed. I’ve been advised that the plans have been submitted to council and once council has signed off on the subdivision certificate then plans will be sent to…

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wongbruce
Jan 17, 2018 9:25 pm

We managed to finish our build on 20/12, around 8 months after commencement. Landscaping to kick off this week. Some pics below: I

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Gooner
Jan 17, 2018 7:26 pm
please_demolish
please_demolish
16 January

Site supervisor has resigned. We are past lock up stage.

Site supervisor has resigned. We are past lock up stage.
NSW

Thanks Twinning. He doesn't finish up until 24 Jan, so hes still our main contact for now. I will contact the builder soon. Just wanted to let my emotions run their…

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please_demolish
Jan 16, 2018 8:57 pm
Salamlemon
Salamlemon
16 January

Anyone bought in Emerald Hills Leppington NSW?

Anyone bought in Emerald Hills Leppington NSW?
NSW
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Hi All, Can anyone please explain details of fencing requirement stated here? I understand you have to maintain retaining wall built by estate. If one doesn't have these…

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Salamlemon
Jan 16, 2018 8:44 pm
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tapasr_Lexia4
Jan 16, 2018 6:22 pm
tapasr_Lexia4
dillongl
dillongl
16 January

GJ Gardner Mandalay 282 - Bundanoon

GJ Gardner Mandalay 282 - Bundanoon
NSW
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Thanks! Looks like your build is progressing well, good luck with it all

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dillongl
Jan 16, 2018 4:50 pm
dillongl
kidu13
kidu13
16 January

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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We go past the site once or twice a week for the past 6 months and we haven't even got the title yet. We rent nearby. There were trees and bush in our lot when we first…

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kidu13
Jan 16, 2018 2:44 pm
kidu13
ramprasa
ramprasa
16 January

Anyone bought in North Kellyville. Kakadu Street??

Anyone bought in North Kellyville. Kakadu Street??
NSW
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Nice to hear from you mummawalshie. Would like to know whether there is any council requirement for feature wall? My builder is providing moroka finish and I don't like…

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ramprasa
Jan 16, 2018 1:29 pm
symone
symone
16 January

Coral Homes Marcoola

Coral Homes Marcoola
NSW
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You have done a lovely job. I am currently building a marcoola and love looking at all the similarities

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symone
Jan 16, 2018 9:57 am
symone
coref1
coref1
16 January

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)
NSW
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I would think a pretty big one on a block that size. There's already a few houses with granny flats at Mac Heights on considerably smaller blocks then that.Two for sale…

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coref1
Jan 16, 2018 8:09 am


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