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Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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remember to ask to builder to widen the width of fridge space to >=1000mm as most of the Korean ( Sam*ung, LC...) side by side fridge are ~900mm wide a post somewhere…

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opiniaodigital
Jan 22, 2019 11:07 am

Building with Ausbuild at Harrington Estate, Bridgeman Downs

Building with Ausbuild at Harrington Estate, Bridgeman Downs
QLD
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Yes I think they’ve been quite quick and mostly did a good job. After painting you’re on the home stretch :)

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Irish16
Jan 21, 2019 10:12 pm
Mec06
Mec06
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Trinity Lux Q1 - Plantation Homes QLD

Trinity Lux Q1 - Plantation Homes QLD
QLD
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hello! We have 2 little inside dogs, 1 is white and the other a light brown and the floors arnt nearly as bad as I wAs expecting, our previous white tiles I thought…

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Mec06
Jan 21, 2019 9:59 pm
Mec06
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MrsAJ
Jan 20, 2019 9:25 pm
BrentandAllison
BrentandAllison
20 January

G.J Gardner build - Week 20 - Fitoff

G.J Gardner build - Week 20 - Fitoff
QLD
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Yay! Keys! Handover was very stressful - miscommunication on both sides - got it sorted in the end. It was not special - it was not a nice experience. We just wanted it…

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BrentandAllison
Jan 20, 2019 8:23 pm
BrentandAllison
SKND10
SKND10
19 January

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
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I recognise your name from our builders thread. I stopped posting long ago because I'm so peeved. Yes I believe you need one, we got a final one from them

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SKND10
Jan 19, 2019 7:28 pm
alymei
alymei
19 January

Custom build on acerage in Ipswich QLD

Custom build on acerage in Ipswich QLD
QLD

Colour selection booked for Tuesday, deposit has been paid to the builder.

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alymei
Jan 19, 2019 3:58 pm
KingTaco
KingTaco
18 January

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane
QLD
1, 2

Fairmont is a great design - we tossed up between it and the Madison. That's going to be one heck of a master! And the Hamptons is a really nice look. I'll be interested…

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KingTaco
Jan 18, 2019 10:44 pm
KingTaco
chrismjack2
chrismjack2
18 January

Don't build with Nu Trend Homes / Ultra Living Homes

Don't build with Nu Trend Homes / Ultra Living Homes
QLD

I don't recommend building with this company at all. Peter Nastrom ripped us off by over promising and not delivering. As soon as it went pear shaped, his true colours…

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chrismjack2
Jan 18, 2019 12:00 pm

All back at it this week, the break felt like forever but the plasterer was in last week doing the plaster. Officially hit lockup yesterday afternoon with the bricky…

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GarethB
Jan 17, 2019 6:51 pm
GarethB
KingTaco
KingTaco
16 January

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41
QLD
1, 2

That's excellent news! Looking forward to seeing the start of the build through some photos.

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KingTaco
Jan 16, 2019 11:43 pm
KingTaco
onlyann
onlyann
16 January

Building with CJ Homes

Building with CJ Homes
QLD

The 4 hours colour consultation took place this week. We had a vague idea of what we wanted and the consultant has been very helpful. We also discussed some minor…

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onlyann
Jan 16, 2019 10:32 pm
pandibabi
pandibabi
16 January

G Development in Bris - Form 21 04/12 awaiting handover

G Development in Bris - Form 21 04/12 awaiting handover
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Yes! it was stressful and painful - we did flooring, paid removalists to move furniture and clean the old property. Due to the xmas shut down, I had to wait for my…

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pandibabi
Jan 16, 2019 5:39 pm
pandibabi

The above photos are 4 houses being built on an undulating block using screw piles and XL-Floor as the subfloor system. XL-Floor has an R value of R2.6 Winter ad…

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John Pierpoint
Jan 16, 2019 1:47 pm
BuLe
BuLe
13 January

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Great info, thanks for the research and for sharing

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BuLe
Jan 13, 2019 8:38 am
BuLe
alexp79
alexp79
11 January

Building a new home with Rammed Earth - Experiences

Building a new home with Rammed Earth - Experiences
QLD

I guess this one will be helpful: http://www.yourhome.gov.au/materials/rammed-earth The main problems: 1) looks. Certainly not for everyone. 2) high thermal mass but…

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alexp79
Jan 11, 2019 2:51 am

The façade will look something like this, from the selection documents. The render colour for the main house is Doe, with Malay Grey to accent the balcony and front…

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r_13
Jan 09, 2019 10:27 am
r_13
kailie86
kailie86
8 January

Meridian 30 Brighton Homes

Meridian 30 Brighton Homes
QLD

Congratulations!!!! Full steam ahead now 💃🏼

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kailie86
Jan 08, 2019 8:59 pm
kailie86
amilelka
amilelka
7 January

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1, 2, 3

We chose vinyl timber look Venetians for our windows. We have a park across the road so we wanted to be able to completely open the blinds for the views. Plus it was a…

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amilelka
Jan 07, 2019 3:38 pm
KatrinaH
KatrinaH
6 January

Stellabella's second build...Final floor plan, contract!

Stellabella's second build...Final floor plan, contract!
QLD
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Did your house get completed Stellabella? Or did you get caught up in the mess?

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KatrinaH
Jan 06, 2019 9:31 pm
brokenstick
brokenstick
2 January

KDR + Building Urban Edge Andu 43

KDR + Building Urban Edge Andu 43
QLD
1, 2

We officially got to lockup just before Christmas, but they have done work beyond that, ie have completed the internal plastering. Our contract has an end date of June so…

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brokenstick
Jan 02, 2019 11:21 pm
brokenstick

Now at lock-up stage (as at 20 Dec 2018 )

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BuLe
Jan 02, 2019 9:51 am
BuLe
Green Dream
Green Dream
1 January

Building a new home with DC Living - QLD

Building a new home with DC Living - QLD
QLD

Hi, just wondering how your build experience was?

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Green Dream
Jan 01, 2019 10:19 am
Green Dream
Green Dream
1 January

DC Builders Experiences

DC Builders Experiences
QLD

Did you end up going with DC?

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Green Dream
Jan 01, 2019 10:17 am
mpricecs
mpricecs
29 December 2018

Coral Homes – Grange 29 (St Kilda façade) HB/QLD

Coral Homes – Grange 29 (St Kilda façade) HB/QLD
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Footing, block work and steps $12k. Render $4.5k. Tiling/tiles $3.5k.

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mpricecs
Dec 29, 2018 3:05 pm
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4218
24 December 2018

Escape Homes and Developments

Escape Homes and Developments
QLD

Escape Homes & Developments Coomera, have been building 4 town houses for me and they poured the concrete driveway without the gas mains being installed, and that's not…

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4218
Dec 24, 2018 5:52 pm
dany
dany
17 December 2018

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 30, 31, 32

well they have said they will replace the doors and dry out the floor. I have asked them to get the stairs assessed by the supplier / manufacturer . There is a race…

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dany
Dec 17, 2018 8:02 pm
dany
Musashi2000
Musashi2000
13 December 2018

Breezeway House (was: New build.....starting at last!)

Breezeway House (was: New build.....starting at last!)
QLD
1, 2

Thanks for your extensive response, really appreciate it, we will be contacting Breezeway for sure! Hope you are enjoying your home. Cheers, K&D

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Musashi2000
Dec 13, 2018 8:51 am
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Nancymerimba
Nov 27, 2018 12:23 am
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WowBingo
Nov 22, 2018 12:50 pm
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building bug
Nov 22, 2018 8:55 am
building bug
Jodla
Jodla
21 November 2018

Is anyone building with PERRY HOMES in QLD or Northern NSW??

Is anyone building with PERRY HOMES in QLD or Northern NSW??
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

My questions about perry homes are: does anyone know if this company build on a square meterage rate? If so what is it? Did anyone receive tenders with a certain price…

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Jodla
Nov 21, 2018 12:00 am
_sallz
_sallz
20 November 2018

Valeco homes

Valeco homes
QLD

We informed them of all the upgrade we wanted early on so the sales quote was spot on. Plus got credit back on council fees that werent used (narrow block). Shouldnt be…

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_sallz
Nov 20, 2018 2:17 pm
_sallz
AlCaLuJo2
AlCaLuJo2
20 November 2018

Harrington - AusBuild

Harrington - AusBuild
QLD

Kitchen will be all black - tap ware also. Cant wait to see the finished product. Second pour is for the alfresco as we are getting it decked (needed to be separate from…

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AlCaLuJo2
Nov 20, 2018 10:05 am
cory
cory
19 November 2018

SETTLING IN - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome

SETTLING IN - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome
QLD
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Are u happy with the polished concrete floor? High maintenance? We just paid a deposit with Valeco and an thinking abt polished concrete.

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cory
Nov 19, 2018 12:28 pm
katsudon98
katsudon98
15 November 2018

Coral Homes / Milan 24 / South Brisbane - First build

Coral Homes / Milan 24 / South Brisbane - First build
QLD

Land settled. DA lodge 13 November 2018. Final colour selection variation yet to come back. Been 2 weeks now. Now the fun begins... the waiting game

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katsudon98
Nov 15, 2018 1:16 pm
Mk88
Mk88
15 November 2018

Has anyone built with JKW Constructions in Brisbane?

Has anyone built with JKW Constructions in Brisbane?
QLD

Hey. I've just signed a contract with JKW! Here's the facts. They build such quality high end homes with the high end products etc on every build. Therefore no other…

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Mk88
Nov 15, 2018 12:29 pm
Drew01
Drew01
14 November 2018

Framing - Gap Between Slab Edge and Frame

Framing - Gap Between Slab Edge and Frame
QLD

We have no gap, and the slab lines up perfectly. But our slab guys were meticulous with their measurements, as they had a couple of boxes of beer riding on it... That…

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Drew01
Nov 14, 2018 8:36 am
Drew01
mafu1983
mafu1983
12 November 2018

New home build with Oracle

New home build with Oracle
QLD
1, 2, 3

Hi Allyh, unfortunately it’s been long but I think the clause is the same, Oracle took just over 7 months to build our house. It was so long and frustrating . I…

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mafu1983
Nov 12, 2018 8:53 pm
kailie86
kailie86
9 November 2018

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast
QLD
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Thanks :) slowly coming along. Bricks will start on Wednesday. Hope everything is progressing well for you 😊

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kailie86
Nov 09, 2018 11:48 pm
kailie86
GrantFC
GrantFC
9 November 2018

Ausbuild Finlay 36 - Handover completed!

Ausbuild Finlay 36 - Handover completed!
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks Paul, yeah it seemed like you were hectic and had your plate well full. I collected the ilights and controllers for garage and retic today ready for install next…

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GrantFC
Nov 09, 2018 10:53 pm

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Christyb
Nov 09, 2018 8:37 am
bestspecials
bestspecials
8 November 2018

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)
QLD
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Thanks, we are very happy with how the house turned out. We ended up with E soil and N3 wind rating, so our site costs were quite expensive. The breakdown is as follows…

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bestspecials
Nov 08, 2018 9:47 am
bestspecials
vasrsam
vasrsam
6 November 2018

Hamilton24 Plantation Homes

Hamilton24 Plantation Homes
QLD

Thanks.. I have attached the pics of plans

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vasrsam
Nov 06, 2018 7:12 am
kajidzz
kajidzz
4 November 2018

GJ Gardner Logan went busted - house finally finished.

GJ Gardner Logan went busted - house finally finished.
QLD
1, 2

Sry for the late reply. I didnt get any insurance for the site - I took the risk and glad nothing happened. I had to rent a skip bin to put some rubbish in as city…

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kajidzz
Nov 04, 2018 10:16 pm
Melissa.prinsloo
Melissa.prinsloo
1 November 2018

anyone building in armstrong creek?

anyone building in armstrong creek?
QLD
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Has anyone sold their land in Warralily? Apparently you need to get permission from the estate and pay a fee? Seems a bit ridiculous to me!

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Melissa.prinsloo
Nov 01, 2018 6:54 pm
_sallz
_sallz
1 November 2018

Custom VALECO build - BRISBANE

Custom VALECO build - BRISBANE
QLD
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From personal experience. Wouldnt recommend anyone going down that road. Its a joke going through them. Have had great experience with builds previously and even…

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_sallz
Nov 01, 2018 6:03 pm
_sallz
RhondaMc
RhondaMc
1 November 2018

Building with Hotondo Homes Toowoomba - Final Quote concerns

Building with Hotondo Homes Toowoomba - Final Quote concerns
QLD

It kinda does. I'm starting to be more comfortable with the price. 480k includes fencing (9k) and turf (2k), 4 bedrooms, media, study, we made the kitchen quite large…

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RhondaMc
Nov 01, 2018 11:40 am
jakz
jakz
1 November 2018

Plantation_Retreat 26

Plantation_Retreat 26
QLD

Hi all, first time blogger here and have been reading quite a few journeys from people building. This is our second time building with Plantation, our last home was the…

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jakz
Nov 01, 2018 11:21 am
jakz

Progress has been steady even through the wet weather which is great. Site supervisor is extremely organised and barely has had a day on site without heaps of action. …

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Dan brissy
Oct 31, 2018 12:47 am

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