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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 10:26 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 1:42 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 12:13 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 12:40 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 7:04 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 2:12 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 8:09 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
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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 8:32 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 8:16 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 11:03 am
kaykens
oneJohn
oneJohn
17 June 2017

Deciding on a Builder in Adelaide

Deciding on a Builder in Adelaide
SA

We built with Oakford a couple of years ago, and i've been happy with how it went. We narrowed it down to a short list based on display homes and analysing the type of…

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oneJohn
Jun 17, 2017 9:03 pm
oneJohn
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 1:34 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 6:18 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 10:04 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 7:04 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 12:19 pm
Nawsome

Oh and anyone wanting a quick fix for walk ins we knocked this up from IKEA in a day. Massive difference

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Cleo5117
Jun 02, 2017 12:34 am
Cleo5117
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 8:22 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 10:30 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 5:11 pm
TomCat
TomCat
22 May 2017

Simonds Avalon Adelaide

Simonds Avalon Adelaide
SA
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hi peeps, missed you, love youse all! tks!!

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TomCat
May 22, 2017 12:51 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 9:39 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 3:42 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 7:25 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 26, 2017 11:03 pm
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MJT
Mar 25, 2017 5:54 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 8:47 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 7:43 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 10:59 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 4:44 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 9:04 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 11:54 am
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 8:29 pm
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HFBMPC
Mar 05, 2017 8:37 am
HFBMPC
charlibear
charlibear
3 March 2017

Metricon Mantra 29 - Adelaide Hills

Metricon Mantra 29 - Adelaide Hills
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Congrats on getting keys!!! So exciting!!! Yes remember to post pics after you've moved in GJ Gardner Modified Coolum 277 viewtopic.php?t=83643

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charlibear
Mar 03, 2017 6:34 pm
charlibear
Amymay
Amymay
1 March 2017

Fairmont Home builders - South Australia

Fairmont Home builders - South Australia
SA
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Hello im a new builder looking at signing a contract with fairmont homes. Can anyone give me some tips on what to make sure is definitely included in my contract quote…

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Amymay
Mar 01, 2017 8:36 pm
martin912
martin912
28 February 2017

Building with Rendition in Lockleys

Building with Rendition in Lockleys
SA

Hi Is it single story or double story? In the contract it had the maximum amount of time allowed and ours was 34 weeks and they were just inside that. We had Xmas in…

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martin912
Feb 28, 2017 3:53 pm
Bobthebuilding
Bobthebuilding
28 February 2017

Building with Rendition Homes

Building with Rendition Homes
SA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hi Everyone, we are currently building with Rendition and it is very hard to get time frames out of them. Our brickwork was just completed so I am wondering how much…

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Bobthebuilding
Feb 28, 2017 12:45 pm

Another visit today and more action!!! All plastic sheeting down ready for the Reo tomorrow and hopefully a slab next Monday or Tuesday!!!

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thomson.alex
Feb 16, 2017 7:29 pm
thomson.alex
Marshall5858
Marshall5858
15 February 2017

Building the Simonds Palisade in Springwood SA

Building the Simonds Palisade in Springwood SA
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

We mixed our colours, had to pay around $375 (from memory) in SA

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Marshall5858
Feb 15, 2017 8:30 pm
Fish217
Fish217
9 February 2017

Is anyone building at Mawson Green, Meadows SA?

Is anyone building at Mawson Green, Meadows SA?
SA
1 ... 32, 33, 34

Hey Porsha1369!! Only a few doors down :) . How is your place going? Thanks for the contact number. I will get in contact with them when the completion gets closer and i…

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Fish217
Feb 09, 2017 12:40 pm
CameronRobertson
CameronRobertson
1 February 2017

Posting landscape topics

Posting landscape topics

Thanks for the information. :)

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CameronRobertson
Feb 01, 2017 11:11 am
CameronRobertson
gunners13
gunners13
27 January 2017

Anyone building with D&C Homes in SA

Anyone building with D&C Homes in SA
SA

Hi just wondering if anyone else is building with D&C homes currently and how it is progressing along? Any issues with them and timeframes ok?

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gunners13
Jan 27, 2017 11:36 am
imboredas
imboredas
4 January 2017

Adelaide extension advice

Adelaide extension advice
SA

Good evening :o My wife and I have recently obtained council approval to extend the existing living area (of which a new kitchen will be installed) and the current…

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imboredas
Jan 04, 2017 10:37 pm
CustomStirling
CustomStirling
3 January 2017

Custom Sterling Adelaide Build

Custom Sterling Adelaide Build
SA
1 ... 29, 30, 31

Thanks blue! I'll have a look into those ones.

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CustomStirling
Jan 03, 2017 7:25 am
CustomStirling
hillbuilder
hillbuilder
30 December 2016

South Australia builds

South Australia builds
SA
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Darn!! I go away for a bit and the forum layout all changes! So I have been absent for a while...life has been hectic! But I have been lurking on these and other forums…

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hillbuilder
Dec 30, 2016 9:42 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
29 December 2016

Water pooling against new slab

Water pooling against new slab
SA

It is suppose to be done at the start of construction.

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SaveH2O
Dec 29, 2016 7:29 pm
SaveH2O
TheGirlie
TheGirlie
19 December 2016

Added costs for sloping block

Added costs for sloping block
SA

Hi Mel, I can only give you an indication of what mine has cost. We have a 2m fall from back to front of the block - we're building split level which added approx. 19K to…

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TheGirlie
Dec 19, 2016 1:46 pm
Dillman911
Dillman911
19 December 2016

Fairmont Build - Barossa Valley

Fairmont Build - Barossa Valley
SA

Yeah looking back now front door might have been better to go the biggest we could have but its not the end of the world luckily i work in a furniture workshop so i…

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Dillman911
Dec 19, 2016 6:19 am

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