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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Fraxinus
Fraxinus
13 December 2016

Project home design selectionn north backyard - Adelaide

Project home design selectionn north backyard - Adelaide
SA

Welcome Fluffball! We've had an excellent experience with Oakford Homes as a solar passive custom build on a project home budget (sloping site) in the Mitcham council…

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Fraxinus
Dec 13, 2016 7:00 pm
Empage28
Empage28
10 December 2016

Internal wall ducting for AV cables?

Internal wall ducting for AV cables?
SA

Check out cable clear http://www.repelec.com.au/www2/download ... 0Flyer.pdf Repelec distribute it, available from any electrical wholesaler. Will give 50mm channel,…

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Empage28
Dec 10, 2016 5:42 pm
lorrainejoy
lorrainejoy
10 December 2016

Seaside at Moana - Statesman Homes. Some queries

Seaside at Moana - Statesman Homes. Some queries
SA
1, 2

yes we've built with Hickinbotham Before so we know you get pushed from one person to the other. We've tried to sort it out but they wont budge. Similar thing happened…

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lorrainejoy
Dec 10, 2016 11:52 am
Marshall5858
Marshall5858
7 December 2016

Building the Turin with Simonds in SA

Building the Turin with Simonds in SA
SA
1, 2, 3

I think I prefer either side, sometimes you want to only partially block out the window and it's nice to have the option of which side

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Marshall5858
Dec 07, 2016 10:01 am
BuildingBerries
BuildingBerries
5 December 2016

Anyone building McLaren Alfresco by Statesman in Adelaide?

Anyone building McLaren Alfresco by Statesman in Adelaide?
SA

Hi there, We are in the process of building with Statesman also. We are building a slightly modified Willaston. We had our roof put on today!! So far I'd say we are very…

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BuildingBerries
Dec 05, 2016 9:06 pm
BuildingBerries
stinger01
stinger01
5 December 2016

Anyone built with Dechellis in SA

Anyone built with Dechellis in SA
SA

This is belated but appreciate the replies everyone! scottdreams88, how has your ongoing experience with Oakford been? I think I'll consider getting in touch with…

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stinger01
Dec 04, 2016 11:04 pm
katmeow01
katmeow01
4 December 2016

Custom Build SA, sloping block

Custom Build SA, sloping block
SA

Hi Threes, How is your build progress going? We have just this week signed for a block in Blackwood Park with a similar slope to yours. We previously had a contract on a…

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katmeow01
Dec 04, 2016 7:30 am
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MJT
Nov 30, 2016 11:30 pm

The stages should be described accurately in the contract document so you can refer to it when confirming the payments. Here is the extract from our HIA (Vic) contract…

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pauldab
Nov 30, 2016 7:57 pm
nicoledee
nicoledee
30 November 2016

Myponga Build - Statesman Homes - KEYS!!!

Myponga Build - Statesman Homes - KEYS!!!
SA
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Thank you so much for documenting your experience! We have just received our colour selections book from Statesman and we are totally impressed with the standard…

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nicoledee
Nov 30, 2016 1:15 pm
TomCat
TomCat
8 November 2016

Adelaide Designer Homes 2015 -Garden Pics

Adelaide Designer Homes 2015 -Garden Pics
SA
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It's very cool! You are super creative, resourceful and original blue ❤️ How are you all enjoying the new home? Is there anything you would have done…

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TomCat
Nov 08, 2016 4:26 am
TomCat
tungfai
tungfai
6 November 2016

Survey Marker or something else??

Survey Marker or something else??
SA

hey bpglendale,, we drove pass your block today..your water meter has been installed, your development approval should have been granted!! ???

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tungfai
Nov 06, 2016 7:34 pm
solidute
solidute
30 October 2016

Who is your preferred builder in sa

Who is your preferred builder in sa
SA

We're going to be building our second and hopefully last home before retirement (still 20 plus years away yet) we have 3 young kids. We built our current home with…

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solidute
Oct 30, 2016 3:29 pm


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