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Decking new Alfresco

Decking new Alfresco
SA

Thanks for this very useful, we are going to end up tiling it now ☺

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Trent Smith
Jul 20, 2018 7:49 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
bank
bank
19 July

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
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Nawsome
Jul 19, 2018 4:18 pm
Nawsome
shokel1975
shokel1975
19 July

Metricon Franklin 53 modified

Metricon Franklin 53 modified
SA
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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

We also had to head back to Weeks to select a new bench top for our kitchen, Polytec has discontinued their ABS edging however we were able find a Wilsonart concrete look…

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Code128
Jul 16, 2018 8:39 pm
Code128

The road, footpath, lights, water points for stage 2 is down. Our stage 3 civil works are starting and should be completed by November 😁

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Jolly
Jul 14, 2018 9:47 am
Jolly
Entilzha
Entilzha
13 July

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod - 4 Months after Handover

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod - 4 Months after Handover
SA
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was very quick response and electrician was here by 12. only took 10 minutes - was a faulty wall socket. but they did another minor piece of remediation (cleaning up loose…

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Entilzha
Jul 13, 2018 1:30 pm

Metro Property Developments - Adelaide

Metro Property Developments - Adelaide
SA

Yes - that’s the lesson we had to learn as we bought it as a completed home and land package - not direct with the builder. Live and learn I guess. I agree with you -…

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Disgruntledbuyer
Jul 12, 2018 5:39 pm

Adelaide Marcoola 32

Adelaide Marcoola 32
SA

I know right? lol we've been back and forth to all different display homes just to get some ideas on colours but we finally settled on scandi style with a little bit of…

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Marcoola32_GC
Jul 12, 2018 1:43 pm

Metro Property Development SA

Metro Property Development SA
SA

We bought a home and land package from a staff member of metro homes. We found him to be professional and helpful and that is where it stopped. Apparently once the house…

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Disgruntledbuyer
Jul 12, 2018 6:54 am

Building new home

Building new home
SA

Congrats for building. We wanted the design like the home on display and even though they said yes, it was not 100% same. Because you will make changes or they will…

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michaelyoni64
Jul 11, 2018 10:52 pm
tina v
tina v
11 July

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
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So we finally got our soil report engineering etc and booked in selections and our final builders interview! Going to pgh and austral this wk to look at colours so we are…

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tina v
Jul 11, 2018 1:50 pm
stoff17
stoff17
9 July

Metricon - Savannah 40 - Adelaide Athelstone

Metricon - Savannah 40 - Adelaide Athelstone
SA
1, 2

Yeah we had to have it as well. 17k later by memory and another 8k for 2.7 upstairs. So much money just disappears

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stoff17
Jul 09, 2018 4:14 pm

We recieved our preliminary working drawings today! Any tips on how to read them? Soil reports have also been ordered.

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Monkey55
Jul 06, 2018 6:32 pm
kelwos44
kelwos44
5 July

New House Build KDR Blackwood SA Fairmont Homes 'The Grand'

New House Build KDR Blackwood SA Fairmont Homes 'The Grand'
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi Dan, Thanks for that. No! I want them to do it but they're not doing it which is holding things up! They told me last week they would do it but haven't yet and now…

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kelwos44
Jul 05, 2018 4:07 pm

New Home Questions

New Home Questions
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

1st of feb gyprock was done, pci was 27 April Good luck with your build post some pics !!

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DanTheUpholsterer
Jul 05, 2018 1:06 pm

Simonds Cleland in Adelaide

Simonds Cleland in Adelaide
SA

So these are some of the selections we made. Going for a modern version of queenslander/hamptons style but very brighr and airy External - Roof: Basalt Bricks: PGH…

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sarahmarie
Jul 05, 2018 12:01 am

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
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
mumbron
mumbron
4 July

Building 1st home with Hickingbotham in S.A

Building 1st home with Hickingbotham in S.A
SA

So we have finally sorted the window scenario out and we are happy with the results, now to see our final floor plans to make sure every thing is perfect. I also spoke…

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mumbron
Jul 04, 2018 12:54 pm

New build - Weeks Building Group SA

New build - Weeks Building Group SA
SA
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Be forceful, and just chase everything down. Or they will just leave things and do it in their own time... it just looks like everyone there has way too much on their plate!

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benblinkau
Jul 03, 2018 7:53 am
benblinkau
Infra Red
Infra Red
2 July

Weeks Custom build - Virginia Grove - SA

Weeks Custom build - Virginia Grove - SA
SA

Wow! That’s so disappointing. Can you push back on them regarding the Garage size? You would think they would honour the quote as that’s what was signed. I know…

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Infra Red
Jul 02, 2018 11:26 pm
NicolleAW
NicolleAW
1 July

Two Wells

Two Wells
SA

Aw time will go so quick! I’m sure we will be in our homes before we know it 😊

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NicolleAW
Jul 01, 2018 1:31 pm

Building with sterling homes adelaide

Building with sterling homes adelaide
SA

Only sign the contract with them after footing cost and color selections. They will try to sign you up in the begining on the HIA Comtract. Once signed you are locked in…

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akashjohn2006
Jun 25, 2018 6:16 pm
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kelwos44
Jun 22, 2018 10:28 am
Marlbling
Marlbling
12 June

Building with Bentley Homes

Building with Bentley Homes
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Good luck Cat so crappy to pay for these things when it could have gone towards your house. Hopefully they build your house quickly to make up for it..

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Marlbling
Jun 12, 2018 5:57 pm
Monkey55
Monkey55
10 June

Eden Estate Two Wells SA

Eden Estate Two Wells SA
SA
1, 2

The road is still blocked off, but it turns the corner onto Daffodil. Just need footpaths now!

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Monkey55
Jun 10, 2018 5:11 pm

Sovereign Metricon

Sovereign Metricon
SA
1, 2

Hey ...how is your build going?

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excited_builders
Jun 10, 2018 10:34 am
NicolleAW
NicolleAW
31 May

Vogue Dechellis

Vogue Dechellis
SA

We are about 40kms from the city so it's a bit of a drive but will be worth it for sure. 1. We have contemplated adding a window onto the family area which will be our…

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NicolleAW
May 31, 2018 3:04 pm
MJT
MJT
30 May

Simonds Prague Modified SA

Simonds Prague Modified SA
SA
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We are still yet to do any landscaping at our place. Retaining walls are so expensive :) We have done lots of little things inside, but we haven't decided what to hang on…

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MJT
May 30, 2018 11:16 am
Gloria55
Gloria55
22 May

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
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Here is something a little different when it comes in kit form. can save you heap. http://homefab.com.au/

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Gloria55
May 22, 2018 3:16 pm
Wilko91
Wilko91
17 May

Fairmont Homes - Custom build

Fairmont Homes - Custom build
SA

Very cool guys! Good luck with the build!

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Wilko91
May 17, 2018 4:50 pm
Wilko91

Footings on a split Seaford meadows

Footings on a split Seaford meadows
SA

thanks Mate for the ideas there is one split level house on the same street but I haven’t been game enough to knock on their door.

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Ryanjcallaghan
May 16, 2018 8:34 pm

Stormwater and retaining - please help!

Stormwater and retaining - please help!
SA

Hi There, Our Landscape Tanks sound like they could be a perfect fit for your above mentioned project. Our Landscape Tank can address both your Retention/Detention…

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Landscape Tanks
May 15, 2018 10:41 am
Landscape Tanks
kks
kks
14 May

Wahlstedt Quality Homes - South Australia

Wahlstedt Quality Homes - South Australia
SA

Any reports on building a home with this South Australian company?

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kks
May 14, 2018 4:46 pm

Tips for building with Dechellis

Tips for building with Dechellis
SA

My tip is DO NOT sign your 3rd floor plan draft and leave structural things to final selections. We wanted a slab set down 70mm for our alfresco but the plan said 50mm. We…

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Trent Smith
May 06, 2018 2:47 pm

Distinctive Homes Adelaide

Distinctive Homes Adelaide
SA

Hi, we have signed up with them and will be hopefully commencing the build soon! How has your experience been? Cheers!

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Ajoshi1983
May 01, 2018 12:48 pm
algernon
algernon
30 April

Final Floorplans - Advice & Ideas

Final Floorplans - Advice & Ideas
SA

Unfortunately, I don't have an easy answer for that either, without flowing into the media room and/or living area. But I will note that beds 2 and 3 will have a very…

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algernon
Apr 30, 2018 11:03 pm
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Nawsome
Apr 26, 2018 9:42 pm
Nawsome

Hi everyone, Long time reader, first time poster! I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread on our building process to keep track of where we are and hopefully…

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AJS1
Apr 12, 2018 5:32 pm

New build, builder claiming “unforeseen rock”

New build, builder claiming “unforeseen rock”
SA

Kitty.Kat82 Welcome to the forum Sounds like your Salesman/Builder has no idea what he's doing and you excavation costs into rock are going to be very expensive. He has…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 06, 2018 8:56 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Krisrobe
Krisrobe
26 March

Statesman Felixstow Alfresco build in Two Wells, SA

Statesman Felixstow Alfresco build in Two Wells, SA
SA
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Hi Nicoledee, just wondering about your finished house, I’m about to start building a very customised Felixstow with muscat grey bricks and wallaby roof and would be…

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Krisrobe
Mar 26, 2018 6:48 pm
EmBella
EmBella
6 March

Sewer main

Sewer main
SA

There generally isn't too many issues with using an existing point? It's on the other side of the property to where they wanted a new point put. Hmm anyway we are…

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EmBella
Mar 06, 2018 9:37 pm
homeone1
homeone1
24 February

Bordeaux 45 Build Metricon

Bordeaux 45 Build Metricon
SA

Hi i am looking to build something similar to the bordeaux in adelaide, maybe the hamshire 45 or somerest 45.

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homeone1
Feb 24, 2018 5:44 pm

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