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DanTheUpholsterer
DanTheUpholsterer
24 September 2017

KDR with Fairmont Homes

KDR with Fairmont Homes
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Very nice What colour have you used on the walls ? Did you make your entry way narrower ? Our design we have 2 full size doors... is that front door a double wide door…

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DanTheUpholsterer
Sep 24, 2017 10:52 pm
MayaK
MayaK
24 September 2017

Regent Homes Adelaide

Regent Homes Adelaide
SA

We recently built with them completed in end July 2016 (Henley Beach South) and have been living in the new house just a little over a year now. Our house is currently…

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MayaK
Sep 24, 2017 2:53 pm
Rico--
Rico--
17 September 2017

Beechwood Adelaide - any information much appreciated

Beechwood Adelaide - any information much appreciated
SA

Did you find any more useful information on Beechwood, and who did you end up selecting for your build?

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Rico--
Sep 17, 2017 11:20 am

Looks like we might be ready to rear our heads again soon...stay tuned B-)

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gemm01
Sep 15, 2017 9:37 pm
gemm01
Marshall5858
Marshall5858
14 September 2017

building at seaford meadows

building at seaford meadows
SA
1 ... 21, 22, 23

He is one of my neighbors, really nice man They are definitely the best lemons I've seen too and no nasties, even better!!

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Marshall5858
Sep 14, 2017 9:52 pm
JayaJaya
JayaJaya
13 September 2017

adelaide- reputable, quality builders

adelaide- reputable, quality builders
SA

Who did you end up going with? Not Weeks I hope - I heard from several professionals (like our inspector, and independently from other trades) that they screed OVER your…

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JayaJaya
Sep 13, 2017 3:28 pm
JayaJaya
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
11 September 2017

Change of jobs during building new house

Change of jobs during building new house
SA

we are currently at construction and I am moving back into my old role as the new role I moved into just hasnt worked out as I planned! But as far as a i know we are fine…

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stayxtrue
Sep 11, 2017 2:50 pm
stayxtrue
DanTheUpholsterer
DanTheUpholsterer
10 September 2017

Building with Fairmont Homes - Port Willunga

Building with Fairmont Homes - Port Willunga
SA
1, 2, 3

Like the brickwork I think I'll be using these bricks on my build !

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DanTheUpholsterer
Sep 10, 2017 12:48 pm
dave69
dave69
7 September 2017

Dechellis "daintree" different doors and windows?

Dechellis "daintree" different doors and windows?
SA

Hi and thank you for the welcome. I will go and check out some of window suppliers and work out what we want. Hopefully Dechellis will be happy to work with another supplier.

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dave69
Sep 07, 2017 9:38 pm
lovisa
lovisa
1 September 2017

Prices to Fix in Contract????

Prices to Fix in Contract????
SA

We have a fix price as well but certain items stay a provisional sum till build is finished Although most iff the times there is no problem and they dont go over quoted…

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lovisa
Sep 01, 2017 9:28 pm
lovisa
lovisa
31 August 2017

Land - when am I responsible for it

Land - when am I responsible for it
SA

Its been sorted out As we asked about it prior to signing as a condition of settlement with the grass and weeds slaahed prior to settlement and got an email that said they…

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lovisa
Aug 31, 2017 7:30 pm
buildingnanna
buildingnanna
23 August 2017

Building with Hickinbotham

Building with Hickinbotham
SA

Mine took a couple of months had to wait for selections appointment

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buildingnanna
Aug 24, 2017 12:36 am
buildingnanna
MannyP
MannyP
16 August 2017

Good eve All

Good eve All
SA

I am seeing builder on friday to finalise home design, can you guys give any tips for better deal? Thank you Manny

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MannyP
Aug 16, 2017 10:04 pm
bubbles_family
bubbles_family
14 August 2017

Fairmont Homes - Seaford Meadows SA - fencing

Fairmont Homes - Seaford Meadows SA - fencing
SA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Nice work, it looks very tidy my husband lost the end of his pinkie helping his brother move concrete retaining - those things are heavy!!! You've done a great…

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bubbles_family
Aug 14, 2017 8:56 pm
bubbles_family
bubbles_family
13 August 2017

New home builder Fairmont, Reynella SA

New home builder Fairmont, Reynella SA
SA
1, 2

Hi Amymay How did you go with your selections?

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bubbles_family
Aug 13, 2017 9:21 pm
Joker
Joker
8 August 2017

Building on boundary-Neighbour unhappy

Building on boundary-Neighbour unhappy
SA

I would send a letter stating, your limited where the garage goes and that your home is single storey, state that unfortunately a empty block will always end up with a…

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Joker
Aug 08, 2017 1:38 pm
lovisa
lovisa
3 August 2017

FIrst Home build Rosewood Grove, Elizabeth North

FIrst Home build Rosewood Grove, Elizabeth North
SA

Thank you our footings came in at $20959, we are waiting for valuation atm. Our council stage 1and / went through in under a week! Now waiting for stage 3 :)

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lovisa
Aug 03, 2017 8:15 pm
MannyP
MannyP
2 August 2017

2 Storey house lights view.

2 Storey house lights view.
SA

Good Eve everyone, have any one built 2 storey house at lights view...as i a, on a budget are there builders reliable who will build on a budget...i mean under 200000. Thanks

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MannyP
Aug 02, 2017 11:26 pm
Rocky1525
Rocky1525
1 August 2017

AdenBrook homes Greater Sydney

AdenBrook homes Greater Sydney
SA

Hi Aksay, How is your journey going with AB. Can you give an update about workmanship. Thanks.

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Rocky1525
Aug 01, 2017 2:42 pm
phantom18
phantom18
1 August 2017

Has anyone built with Sterling Homes?

Has anyone built with Sterling Homes?
SA

In the very early stages with Sterling homes, up to the selections phase now. So far very happy with the Communication, I see they have got some poor reviews, however I…

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phantom18
Aug 01, 2017 1:13 pm
HFBMPC
HFBMPC
30 July 2017

Metro - Minters Fields, Mount Barker SA

Metro - Minters Fields, Mount Barker SA
SA

Congrats on the slab! What were your selections like?

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HFBMPC
Jul 30, 2017 1:40 pm
HFBMPC
Daren
Daren
19 July 2017

Two lenders for construction

Two lenders for construction
SA

Yes, I've already found that Weeks are very slow. It soon will be two years since we signed the preliminary agreement. At the moment we only have just finalised pricing…

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Daren
Jul 19, 2017 8:04 pm
ChelseaS
ChelseaS
14 July 2017

Garage door color

Garage door color
SA

Hi MickNolan, have you decided on what garage door color to use?

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ChelseaS
Jul 14, 2017 3:12 pm
Nawsome
Nawsome
8 July 2017

Soil Reports and Engineer's Report

Soil Reports and Engineer's Report
SA

that sounds good - hope you get a good result for your soil

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Nawsome
Jul 08, 2017 9:09 am
Nawsome
Ella_AD
Ella_AD
24 June 2017

J_and_T's House Build in Lightsview

J_and_T's House Build in Lightsview
SA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hello J & T Hope you are doing well. We are going to purchase a property on lightsview. But we are a bit hesitant about the suburb. May I ask why did you choose this…

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Ella_AD
Jun 24, 2017 9:32 pm
Ella_AD
Ella_AD
24 June 2017

Building House in Lightsview (Northgate) SA

Building House in Lightsview (Northgate) SA
SA

Hello all, We want to purchase a property on lightsview. But we are a bit scared. We like this suburb only because it is close to the city but is it enough? What are the…

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Ella_AD
Jun 24, 2017 9:16 pm

Hi guys! We've resurrected! Haha. I thought I'd jump on with a little update: Last year we decided that we were ready for a little bit of a life change, so we sold our…

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kaykens
Jun 20, 2017 12:03 pm
kaykens
Joker
Joker
14 June 2017

Responsibility of builders vs owner for fencing.

Responsibility of builders vs owner for fencing.
SA

Normally it's builders responsibly, check your contract and more importantly, get a inspector, before signing contract would of been better, but still very very important…

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Joker
Jun 14, 2017 2:34 pm
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
9 June 2017

Slab poured 3 weeks ago, now cracked

Slab poured 3 weeks ago, now cracked
SA

How's the slab problem gone? Were your builder able to resolve this for you?? Looking forward to hearing how your build has gone!

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JM1911A1
Jun 09, 2017 7:18 pm
JM1911A1
lincoln32
lincoln32
9 June 2017

Independent Building Inspector Recommendations - Adelaide

Independent Building Inspector Recommendations - Adelaide
SA

Hi, I am currently in the process of building with Metricon and they have just commenced onsite. Does anyone have recommendations of a good independent building…

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lincoln32
Jun 09, 2017 11:04 am

Hi all :) seeking some clarification as our SS won't get back to us untill tomorrow which is fine. We have just started having our render done and I have noticed this…

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ThomsoA
Jun 07, 2017 8:04 pm
Nawsome
Nawsome
6 June 2017

Building my first home - Suggestions on a builder in SA

Building my first home - Suggestions on a builder in SA
SA

I'm vary of contributions - as I feel that you will pay for it somewhere else, but there is a company at Blakes Crossing where they are advertising that they pay your rent…

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Nawsome
Jun 06, 2017 1:19 pm
Nawsome
TheGirlie
TheGirlie
30 May 2017

Starting Over - Our Build in Blakeview Grove (SA)

Starting Over - Our Build in Blakeview Grove (SA)
SA
1, 2

Ok, so it's been awhile since I updated this but I have been lurking around and keeping up with others builds. We've still only got an empty block of…

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TheGirlie
May 30, 2017 9:22 pm
alysanne
alysanne
28 May 2017

Statesman & hickinbotham plans

Statesman & hickinbotham plans
SA

I just looked it up, it is stunning. Love the kitchen/pantry and the living and dining area L shape.

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alysanne
May 28, 2017 11:30 pm
Peacock
Peacock
26 May 2017

Who pays for electricity meter and water meter in SA?

Who pays for electricity meter and water meter in SA?
SA

For those who have built in South Australia under the standard HIA contract, who paid the fee for the installation of the water meter and electricity meter? You or the…

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Peacock
May 26, 2017 6:11 pm
TomCat
TomCat
22 May 2017

Simonds Avalon Adelaide

Simonds Avalon Adelaide
SA
1 ... 74, 75, 76

hi peeps, missed you, love youse all! tks!!

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TomCat
May 22, 2017 1:51 pm
TomCat
Tomcat1983
Tomcat1983
21 May 2017

Newenham, Mount Barker

Newenham, Mount Barker
SA

Excellent, we are lot 76. Just signed with our builder on Friday. Very excited!

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Tomcat1983
May 21, 2017 10:39 pm
Vickster
Vickster
2 May 2017

D&C Homes (SA) anyone building or built with them

D&C Homes (SA) anyone building or built with them
SA

I'm building with D&C.. Don't do it nothing but problems .. Initial customer service was great but I've had nothing but dramas with the finished product,, I'm still…

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Vickster
May 02, 2017 4:42 pm
Marshall5858
Marshall5858
26 April 2017

Fairmont Homes CustomKDR - Handover!

Fairmont Homes CustomKDR - Handover!
SA
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Ooh that gap would give me the heebie jeebies! I'm obsessed with potential places for snakes to hide It really sucks that you're having to pay out money to find…

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Marshall5858
Apr 26, 2017 8:25 am
Jazzie9
Jazzie9
27 March 2017

Metricon Adelaide Athelstone

Metricon Adelaide Athelstone
SA

Congrats on you new build. I fell in love with the Botanical 32 at Springlake Estate, Mt Barker. Look forward to watching your build.

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Jazzie9
Mar 27, 2017 12:03 am
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MJT
Mar 25, 2017 6:54 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 March 2017

recommend an architect/designer in Adelaide

recommend an architect/designer in Adelaide
SA

Hi Cooperplace You will need an Architect & Engineer Here's info on % Fees & Savings you might find useful that I've just put up But I've included most professional fees…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 25, 2017 9:47 am
StructuralBIMGuy
cant decide
cant decide
23 March 2017

Think builder is going broke

Think builder is going broke
SA

Definitely get insurance and organise fencing ASAP. Not many insurance companies will do it, look for Wickies(Watersun Homes)thread and you will find all the info you…

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cant decide
Mar 23, 2017 8:43 pm
mel_mack
mel_mack
15 March 2017

Custom build in Adelaide.

Custom build in Adelaide.
SA
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Hey can I ask who you went through for your underfloor heating? Did you consider insular heating/electric? What made you choose hydronic? We are looking at polished…

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mel_mack
Mar 15, 2017 11:59 pm

Advice please, first build

Advice please, first build
SA

I assume you are doing this as a owner build? First stop is counci duty planner to find out what you can do and what you need to do. I would also gets some quotes for…

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Searching4 knowledge
Mar 10, 2017 5:44 pm
Searching4 knowledge
JayaJaya
JayaJaya
9 March 2017

Simonds Sierra - Adelaide, South Australia

Simonds Sierra - Adelaide, South Australia
SA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

from, not drom - this whole day has been a senior's moment for me. :lol:

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JayaJaya
Mar 09, 2017 10:04 pm
JayaJaya
Chris E
Chris E
9 March 2017

Building with Weeks and Macklin in Adelaide

Building with Weeks and Macklin in Adelaide
SA

I am seeking feedback on knocking down the family home and building 2 small homes with Weeks and Macklin in Adelaide, I like the idea of the Supaloc steel frame with the…

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Chris E
Mar 09, 2017 12:54 pm
alysanne
alysanne
8 March 2017

Willaston by Statesman Homes SA

Willaston by Statesman Homes SA
SA
1, 2

Congratulations, glad to hear it's all moving along. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures. Best of luck with the walk through.

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alysanne
Mar 08, 2017 9:29 pm
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HFBMPC
Mar 05, 2017 9:37 am
HFBMPC

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