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defdaz
defdaz
11 October

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
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Coral Homes Daydream 30 with Coolum (I think) portico.

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defdaz
Oct 11, 2021 8:09 pm
Mikaela3105
Mikaela3105
5 October

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
1 ... 75, 76, 77

Buying a first home is an important step that requires a commitment to saving, careful decision making, and thoughtful planning.…

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Mikaela3105
Oct 05, 2021 12:43 pm
Mikaela3105
Builderg
Builderg
27 August

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Does anyone know if we can go beyond 5 km to visit our building site for PCI? I'm thinking it's not allowed but then it is kinda essential to progress the build to…

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Builderg
Aug 27, 2021 4:09 pm

this is our preliminary plan

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vladmari
Aug 04, 2021 1:04 pm
vladmari
domwild
domwild
3 August

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 58, 59, 60

I managed to get the builder to install plugs (sockets) on the rafters. If the LED burns out or I do not like the colour, then I do not have to call in the electrician. I…

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domwild
Aug 03, 2021 7:47 am

Building the Simonds Cleland 233 in SA

Building the Simonds Cleland 233 in SA
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi Emma Wow it’s been ages since I have been on this site nearly been in our place for 2 years haha -As for floor boards they are actually tiles which have been…

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Tysonandkaylie
Jul 07, 2021 6:15 pm

Has anyone built with Sterling Homes?

Has anyone built with Sterling Homes?
SA

I have just been given the keys to my home however I have been left with a feeling of regret and anxiety. Building with Sterling has been a complete nightmare, every…

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JaidenPaice
Jun 03, 2021 6:58 pm
Goxxo
Goxxo
24 May

Joinery Recommendations - Adelaide

Joinery Recommendations - Adelaide
SA

Can't make any recommendations myself, but Metricon use Toser. They did the joinery for our current place (different builder) and quality is fine. My friend's builder…

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Goxxo
May 24, 2021 4:50 pm
Cyrust
Cyrust
11 May

Building in Ingle Farm SA with Statesman Homes

Building in Ingle Farm SA with Statesman Homes
SA

Hey! How’d you go with your build? What is Statesman costing you if you don’t mind me asking? I’m looking to build in Ingle farm and would like to understand what…

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Cyrust
May 11, 2021 1:28 am
vladmari
vladmari
27 April

Metricon Franklin - SA (Moved)

Metricon Franklin - SA (Moved)
SA
1, 2

cornellengineers, in SA that's how do they do the slabs. I have heard Metricon had some problems in the past with the slabs here in SA as they…

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vladmari
Apr 27, 2021 4:08 pm
vladmari
sharly34
sharly34
19 April

Building with sterling homes adelaide

Building with sterling homes adelaide
SA

Hi, When did Sterling Homes give you a handover date? We keep asking them and they said handover date would not be advised until after tiling is done. How long was it…

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sharly34
Apr 19, 2021 4:05 pm
Sammyb
Sammyb
24 March

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

By the way how was the experience of the process of building with this builder. So far it’s been ok for us

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Sammyb
Mar 24, 2021 6:44 pm
Monty85
Monty85
23 February

New home - Gravel vs Asphalt vs Concrete vs paving ROV

New home - Gravel vs Asphalt vs Concrete vs paving ROV
SA

It's almost an impossible question to answer as the price a house sells for is infinitely variable. All i can say is, personally if I was buying a house without a…

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Monty85
Feb 23, 2021 8:29 am
bluesteel
bluesteel
31 January

First timer...

First timer...
SA

Hi, We are in Adelaide too - I don't think its impossible but you need to do a lot of research - go to a few builders and see what sort of prices they are offering- its a…

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bluesteel
Jan 31, 2021 8:09 pm
bluesteel
r_13
r_13
2 January

4m Side Sloping Block (Questions!)

4m Side Sloping Block (Questions!)
SA

The soil classification regarding foundation movement is explained here: https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/consumers/gu ... n-movement Soil classifications…

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r_13
Jan 02, 2021 5:06 pm
r_13
jezzarose
jezzarose
26 December 2020

External Colour help

External Colour help
SA

Building a new house we really love, we have chosen our bricks as below, but are having trouble trying to work out the rest of the colours. Would love some suggestions for…

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jezzarose
Dec 26, 2020 4:22 pm
melobious
melobious
7 December 2020

Laundry shoot question

Laundry shoot question
SA

Yes that’s what I thought too! They are saying that’s how it’s suppose to be installed . Just wanted to have another opinion before fighting this

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melobious
Dec 07, 2020 7:10 pm
Manny Calavera
Manny Calavera
7 December 2020

Statesman Homes Build At Wasleys, 4000m2 Block, First Home.

Statesman Homes Build At Wasleys, 4000m2 Block, First Home.
SA

Removed the address, thanks for the heads up. Yeah myself and my partner discussed the style of home, i originally wanted a wider country style home like you suggested…

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Manny Calavera
Dec 07, 2020 6:43 pm
stonesthrow
stonesthrow
27 October 2020

Our first build! Mirage Homes SA

Our first build! Mirage Homes SA
SA

Hi there, Just checking to see if you're still on here and how you went with your build with Mirage in the end?

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stonesthrow
Oct 27, 2020 7:28 pm
Winnieshome
Winnieshome
13 October 2020

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hey NicolleAW - wondering how you're finding the splashback now that you've been in a while? We love it but worried about trying to keep it clean day to day! Thanks

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Winnieshome
Oct 13, 2020 10:34 am
bluesteel
bluesteel
28 September 2020

Adelaide Designer Homes 2015 -Garden Pics

Adelaide Designer Homes 2015 -Garden Pics
SA
1 ... 48, 49, 50

Thanks so much, I just loved these designs. I am not very good at that so perhaps I will read your recommendations instead of hiring an expensive designer...

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bluesteel
Sep 28, 2020 4:22 pm
bluesteel
Peter Hogan
Peter Hogan
24 September 2020

Regent Homes Adelaide

Regent Homes Adelaide
SA

We built at Basket Range with them. We're not anal about timelines and are pretty flexible. and so were they. It is an excellent build, outside of their typical range of…

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Peter Hogan
Sep 24, 2020 9:30 am
Stay away
Stay away
9 September 2020

Building with Madison Homes??

Building with Madison Homes??
SA

We are contractors that did work for Madison homes, we had to take them to court to get paid for work that was completed a year before. We still have yet to see any money…

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Stay away
Sep 09, 2020 3:09 pm
Small Minds
Small Minds
9 September 2020

Carlisle Crompton 29

Carlisle Crompton 29
SA

Before you build with any builder, seek a…

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Small Minds
Sep 09, 2020 12:47 pm
mnunez665
mnunez665
21 August 2020

Anyone know about Lodge Construction?

Anyone know about Lodge Construction?
SA

Hi everyone, Im from Adelaide, anyone build their house with Lodge construction? it is highly recommended by our brooker.

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mnunez665
Aug 21, 2020 3:18 am
Mela15
Mela15
13 August 2020

What’s included in site works of the footing cost?

What’s included in site works of the footing cost?
SA

Hi Rainey I'm actually looking at a block in Hope Valley and going to sign a contract and then saw your post. Do you mind me asking how big your place is sq m (house…

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Mela15
Aug 13, 2020 2:21 pm
Jitender
Jitender
2 August 2020

mold seen on slab few days after handover

mold seen on slab few days after handover
SA

Hi am worried about the damage if it would have caused to the slab...is there a way to know the extent of damage and if there is way to repair it .. or since it is a new…

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Jitender
Aug 02, 2020 6:15 pm
imoonyl
imoonyl
2 August 2020

Cost to build tri-story on a sloped block?

Cost to build tri-story on a sloped block?
SA

I think ive caused a bit of confusion with how I've laid out the build budget- that's my bad. We have 420k left to spend for the build, we have a total budget of 610k…

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imoonyl
Aug 02, 2020 11:06 am
puffyFrog
puffyFrog
28 July 2020

[HELP] need to do soil compact certificate in SA

[HELP] need to do soil compact certificate in SA
SA

Hi guys, Our footing report came back with an exceeding of $6,000 because our builder said they found fill on the site and request a compaction certificate, without that…

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puffyFrog
Jul 28, 2020 3:12 pm
puffyFrog
Jennie29
Jennie29
8 July 2020

Eden Two Wells SA

Eden Two Wells SA
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi guys, new to the forum and am looking at building in Eden. We are awaiting the next land release and are looking at building with SA Housing...... just wondering if…

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Jennie29
Jul 08, 2020 5:46 pm
Adl1
Adl1
8 July 2020

Inex Renderboard

Inex Renderboard
SA

Never mind, after a few phone calls was advised this company went into liquidation

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Adl1
Jul 08, 2020 2:14 pm
Adl1
Adl1
7 July 2020

Rapidwall

Rapidwall
SA

I would like to hear if anyone ended up using this system

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Adl1
Jul 07, 2020 11:11 pm
alexp79
alexp79
7 July 2020

Building with MgO Sulphate Board + Render

Building with MgO Sulphate Board + Render
SA

Yes, normally Rescom is supposed to be used indoors where chloride is not an issue. Firecrunch are extremely expensive. Considering you are planning to use it for…

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alexp79
Jul 07, 2020 10:01 pm
Kazzi121960
Kazzi121960
5 July 2020

Distinctive Homes Adelaide

Distinctive Homes Adelaide
SA

My son bought a distinctive house that was three years old. After a couple of months the walls and ceilings through the middle of the house started cracking and opening up…

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Kazzi121960
Jul 05, 2020 10:27 am
newbuild20
newbuild20
15 June 2020

Angle Vale Dechellis Custom Build

Angle Vale Dechellis Custom Build
SA
1, 2

Actron ESP Platinum 3 phase QUE Model CRQ5-21AT/ERQ5-21AS. From our…

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newbuild20
Jun 15, 2020 6:17 pm
jim and adel
jim and adel
14 June 2020

Bradford homes sa- any experiences?

Bradford homes sa- any experiences?
SA

That doesn't look at all suspect, Brian!

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jim and adel
Jun 14, 2020 5:55 pm
fantastic
fantastic
11 June 2020

house contract cancellation fees

house contract cancellation fees
SA

I signed contract with Metricon, and paid 5% deposit (around $10k) to them, and the sales consultant does not welcome me/ignore me after signed the contract with them,…

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fantastic
Jun 11, 2020 6:48 pm

PCI update! We have our first meeting next week:x! .

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aandsc
Jun 04, 2020 12:20 pm
aandsc
shar189
shar189
15 May 2020

Have anyone building/built with Precision Homes (Adelaide)?

Have anyone building/built with Precision Homes (Adelaide)?
SA

Hi, We are in the same stage now. can I know what you finally decided ?

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shar189
May 15, 2020 12:19 pm
barnes
barnes
3 May 2020

Engineers report

Engineers report
SA

The funny thing is that it all finished pretty good. After the build was completed I have even received 5,5 k credit from the builder for the footings. You never know the…

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barnes
May 03, 2020 10:00 am
Amand05
Amand05
1 May 2020

Metro Property Development SA

Metro Property Development SA
SA
1, 2

Hello, my experience was pretty bad with metro. Sales people are lovely but after sales is terrible. They will try and get out of fixing where possible, so take your…

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Amand05
May 01, 2020 11:38 am
hamishd
hamishd
18 April 2020

Custom build Format Homes SA

Custom build Format Homes SA
SA
1, 2, 3

Thanks both for the info, will see how we go!

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hamishd
Apr 18, 2020 4:32 pm
MClark
MClark
13 April 2020

Need Advice: Is this cavity sliding door installed correctly

Need Advice: Is this cavity sliding door installed correctly
SA

Just need some Kerry packers and she is good to go.

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MClark
Apr 13, 2020 7:21 pm
MClark
Jakez84
Jakez84
10 April 2020

Two different types of concrete for driveway and permiter pa

Two different types of concrete for driveway and permiter pa
SA

Hi, Just wondering does anyone have experience with using exposed aggregate for driveway and the front perimeter path and then connecting around to the side path where it…

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Jakez84
Apr 10, 2020 8:14 pm
mercern
mercern
15 March 2020

REGENT HOMES - ADELAIDE

REGENT HOMES - ADELAIDE
SA

Hi, We ended up building with Regent Homes. We had actually gone a fair way down the path (selections) with Simmonds, until a mutual friend who used to work in the…

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mercern
Mar 15, 2020 5:56 am
Brickface
Brickface
11 January 2020

changing windows after development approval

changing windows after development approval
SA

It will also impact BASIX. So you’ll need to resubmit that too.

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Brickface
Jan 11, 2020 6:07 am
Brickface
MClark
MClark
31 December 2019

Clearing a site for construction. What is necessary?

Clearing a site for construction. What is necessary?
SA

Usually you just get a machine in for the day and they could do a site scrape (50mm vegetation layer) to remove the grass and shrubs etc. Sounds to me you should be fine…

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MClark
Dec 31, 2019 10:44 pm
MClark

Hi mate, may I know how this was damaged? A similar thing happened to the house we are building. This was caused by machinery they used to excavate during the external…

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John0322
Dec 04, 2019 6:20 am
Norfolk
Norfolk
18 November 2019

Wisdom Homes

Wisdom Homes
SA

Wisdom’s Home Building Agreement contained non-disparagement clauses that allowed it to control or prevent any public statements such as online reviews, made by…

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Norfolk
Nov 18, 2019 7:10 am

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