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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
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

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

Hebel construction feedback

Hebel construction feedback
VIC

Resurrecting this old thread. Those that built with Hebel 5+ years ago, how are your Hebel walls holding up?

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reaver
Jul 23, 2018 6:02 pm
reaver
reaver
reaver
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Stellabella's second build...Final floor plan, contract!

Stellabella's second build...Final floor plan, contract!
QLD
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We're planning our 2nd build as well and I came across your thread while doing a search about hebel. How are the Hebel walls in your first build and are you planning to…

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reaver
Jul 23, 2018 5:36 pm
reaver

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Tricky. I think the windows are probably the best you can do. I’d have the house asclose to the southern boundary as possible though as you won’t get much light on…

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MandM+4
Jul 23, 2018 5:35 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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We have the ones with the pins and they can only be locked from the inside see more About the hoffman – Building the hoffman

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brucefil2011
Jul 23, 2018 5:34 pm
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mj-mac4
Jul 23, 2018 5:33 pm
mj-mac4

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / Final Touches - PCI July 26th

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / Final Touches - PCI July 26th
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Oooo I love everything!! Your going to love living there!! 💜💜

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mj-mac4
Jul 23, 2018 5:30 pm
mj-mac4

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate
QLD
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Your kitchen backsplash looks great! And I love the colour scheme of the bathroom. Now comes the fun part - decorating!

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allblaqk
Jul 23, 2018 5:29 pm
allblaqk

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT
WA
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PCI BOOKED 26/07/18 AT 7:30AM WOOHOOOO

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atemby
Jul 23, 2018 5:03 pm
atemby

Yes. The opposite end will have cabinetry shelves under the bench.

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dunkintoo
Jul 23, 2018 4:37 pm

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
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Looks great! I love that new concrete look it never appears that clean again

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trimum
Jul 23, 2018 4:13 pm
trimum
Zen
Zen
2 h

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
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Hi Jacks, We swung by the Lane Cove house and noticed they are building with the Espresso brick - we're no experts but the brickwork looks really neat. Thanks for the…

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Zen
Jul 23, 2018 3:52 pm

New Home Questions

New Home Questions
SA
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Yeah I am hoping for a similar time frame Just wondering what the rough cost is for the concreting of the…

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phantom18
Jul 23, 2018 3:48 pm

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW
NSW

Hi again Tash, No security screens. Just fly screens. Extra insulation over the alfresco only $197 which works out to around $7 / m2. :-D

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Brad_2477
Jul 23, 2018 3:43 pm

Boutique Homes

Boutique Homes
VIC
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We just got our flyscreens installed and we are two weeks out from pci

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icat2000
Jul 23, 2018 3:37 pm
icat2000
Leey
Leey
3 h

Smart Meter -good or bad ?

Smart Meter -good or bad ?

Thanks Bavshan. Do you have smart meter install ? We are worried about the radiation as the meter will be installed outside the bedroom wall. We definitely consider…

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Leey
Jul 23, 2018 3:22 pm

The facade from the final plans

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neg
Jul 23, 2018 3:20 pm

Yep, that's pretty much the situation. I will do that. On another note, I have 20cm between my carport and the neighbours fence on the build to boundary side. My slab…

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sweetswisssteel
Jul 23, 2018 3:15 pm

“Catagory 1” (or lower cat) bathrooms & kitchens

“Catagory 1” (or lower cat) bathrooms & kitchens

So while we all know different builders have different lower catagory ranges I thought a great way to help people earlier in their build journey might be to share…

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RobGee
Jul 23, 2018 2:59 pm

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
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We got charged $530 to provide 4 16mm thick white melamine shelves to pantry in lieu of standard

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Kevinmarques89
Jul 23, 2018 2:58 pm

Individual Design - New Choice Homes

Individual Design - New Choice Homes
WA
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The pendants are called Sloan and I purchased them from Sonya lighting for $99 however they are available online and no doubt other lighting outlets.

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Choosy
Jul 23, 2018 2:37 pm
Choosy

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
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Slab pour completed today 😆😆 waiting for some pics from SS. Can't wait to check it out ourselves this weekend.

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Bronte19
Jul 23, 2018 2:36 pm

Walls - Cavity Brickwork head Flashings Not installed

Walls - Cavity Brickwork head Flashings Not installed
WA

Hi Thanks heaps for your response. We completed building inspection report during construction (during the first height). Unfortunately the inspectors did not pickup…

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kereninotech
Jul 23, 2018 1:28 pm

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
1, 2, 3, 4

not as bad a reputation as Urban Edge!! I was talking to the cabinetry installers yesterday, and the husband was saying that our walls are amongst the straightest he's…

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Drew01
Jul 23, 2018 12:40 pm
Drew01

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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Aside from double glazed windows, we're considering putting up curtains with thermal fabric. Hopefully it pays off.

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reaver
Jul 23, 2018 12:13 pm
reaver

Rothwell tarneit

Rothwell tarneit
VIC

what are they saying now about title date

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rjbhai02
Jul 23, 2018 12:03 pm
jsmi
jsmi
6 h

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
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Hi Renman, Can I ask please, what brand/model is your front door and also what colour is it painted? Did you get gloss finish? We are looking at something quite similar as…

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jsmi
Jul 23, 2018 11:59 am
jsmi
syam
syam
6 h

Position of downpipes

Position of downpipes

Hi Guys, This is my first post in the forum. I am building a new home now and they have finished the external walls and roof work last week. However, the downpipes are…

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syam
Jul 23, 2018 11:54 am

We also had our plaster hung late last week. It's really starting to feel like a home now. We encountered one issue where our laundry door way is only 2m high instead of…

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lilbza
Jul 23, 2018 10:20 am
lilbza
CW_L
CW_L
8 h

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
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Hahaha, that would be amazing! It wouldnt be too difficult to get one in after build right? Yes they showed up! no carpenter though. He's probably starting today, to make…

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CW_L
Jul 23, 2018 10:14 am
CW_L

Floor tiling

Floor tiling

beautiful tiles. we building with allcastle

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ymiao4398
Jul 23, 2018 8:58 am

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 3 - Slab

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 3 - Slab
QLD
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Week 3 - Slab. I'm hoping the power get hooked up fairly quickly as they kinda need that to start framing the slab. I've been onto ALG and Energex - each need something to…

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BrentandAllison
Jul 23, 2018 8:57 am
BrentandAllison

Coral Homes Avoca 20 - Ripley QLD

Coral Homes Avoca 20 - Ripley QLD
QLD
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The lighter one is Alpine Stone from National Tiles

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watto82
Jul 23, 2018 8:44 am
watto82
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
10 h

KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51
NSW
1, 2

Hi HoneyDee, thank you very much for the reply and all the best with the plan. Eagerly waiting to see the plans. And l fully agree with your comments on the other post…

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Ozshaz
Jul 23, 2018 8:37 am

Forced to Connect to Underground Electric Pit

Forced to Connect to Underground Electric Pit
TAS

Have you consider alternative generator? Perhaps as a short-time solution. Look it up here it's quite well done comparision:

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EllieBroad
Jul 23, 2018 8:24 am

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
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it looks fantastic :-D

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cat_dunc
Jul 23, 2018 8:20 am
cat_dunc
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excited_builders
Jul 23, 2018 8:13 am
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rexus
Jul 23, 2018 6:44 am

Recommended builders Sunshine Coast

Recommended builders Sunshine Coast

Looking for recommendations or suggestions of builders on the coast. I have seen a few but would really value peoples opinions who have actually used them good or…

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sunnycoastsparky
Jul 22, 2018 11:53 pm
Choosy
Choosy
18 h

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters
WA
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Congratulations on getting the keys to your home. Glad that everthing has/is coming together in time for you to move.

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Choosy
Jul 22, 2018 11:50 pm
Choosy

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Sutto79
Jul 22, 2018 11:14 pm
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
20 h

Montpellier45_Journey

Montpellier45_Journey
VIC
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I have been following your thread and looks pretty good. Congrats for the site start. How is everything going now ?

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Ozshaz
Jul 22, 2018 9:58 pm

New Living Homes

New Living Homes
NSW
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Thanks Sudu have you hired inspector? Did they fixed inspectors' finding? Did you wait to move in untill they fix everything or after? After the first inspection did u hv…

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subhra1981
Jul 22, 2018 7:28 pm

Arden - Votivo 43

Arden - Votivo 43
VIC
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Starting to really take shape, looking good!

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Clareymoo
Jul 22, 2018 7:02 pm

The larger door for the indoor/outdoor alfresco has been installed

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Trippypossum
Jul 22, 2018 6:38 pm
Trippypossum

Week 9 As suspected, not a whole lot got done this week. The plumber has come back and made a few fixes and the insulation installers have…

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Kollosche
Jul 22, 2018 6:09 pm

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