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pandibabi
pandibabi
25 March

Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover

Oh I did not think of it being a pull down I think it's more of a permanent structure 🤣if you can engineer that would be interesting!

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pandibabi
Mar 25, 2018 1:14 pm
pandibabi
Aitch
Aitch
14 April

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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About once a week, but there have been times where I've not looked for a few weeks, mainly due to lack of progress (at least 6 months into build - 10 months from contract…

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Aitch
Apr 14, 2018 1:09 pm
shokel1975
shokel1975
24 April

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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Look at recessing your stacker doors into the slab, so that there is no railing to step/trip over when doors to alfresco are open. We have been quoted only $220 to…

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shokel1975
Apr 24, 2018 2:23 pm
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symone
Apr 27, 2018 6:49 am
symone

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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The mortar colour difference will be due to the upper section only just being laid, once it drys it will take on the lighter colour

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ngrundy
Apr 27, 2018 6:47 am

Metricon Winchester 28- Construction

Metricon Winchester 28- Construction
VIC
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We figure the same. But they don't have a choice, the contract says they have to commence within 21 days of the permit being issued.

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blackcat20
Apr 27, 2018 6:47 am
blackcat20

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast
QLD
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Sorry Kailie, was so exhausted last night that I couldn't form coherent sentences. Chin up though, you need to get through it. Sounds like your agent is doing everything…

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symone
Apr 27, 2018 6:47 am
symone

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate
QLD
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Finally.. I can see some homes getting built in Brookhaven as well.. thank you sharing.. We cant wait for ours to start as well.

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mor00r
Apr 27, 2018 1:20 am

Building with Bentley Homes

Building with Bentley Homes
SA
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Oh yei thank you 😃yes we used APBI - Australian Property and Building Inspection. They were very good and went through what’s important and what’s not. We paid for…

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Marlbling
Apr 27, 2018 12:21 am

What is that mark on door

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pEast
Apr 26, 2018 11:16 pm

Ok so since our main door is up - it means all our internal doors too must have been put up along with skirting - will book a site visit with SS in a few days

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pEast
Apr 26, 2018 11:11 pm

Canberra custom KDR

Canberra custom KDR
ACT
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I admit that after reading all the documentation available, I wasn't able to work out the difference myself either (other than the colour). Given that both options…

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algernon
Apr 26, 2018 10:49 pm

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - Epoxy Garage Floor!

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - Epoxy Garage Floor!
QLD
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I have looked at the Sheridan ones before and there were a few I liked - Bunnings surprisingly has a good range too!

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allblaqk
Apr 26, 2018 10:46 pm
allblaqk

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / START DATE: April 11th

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / START DATE: April 11th
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hey CC7, I found your thread . How good is your Hollywood robe and your ensuite. The pax system is awesome, we used it in our first build and will more than…

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Tribe7
Apr 26, 2018 10:29 pm
Tribe7

New House Build KDR Blackwood SA Fairmont Homes 'The Grand'

New House Build KDR Blackwood SA Fairmont Homes 'The Grand'
SA
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That’s so exciting Dan. And so quick too!! I’ve been looking forward to some pics! The bricks look great!

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LindsayRover
Apr 26, 2018 10:18 pm

New family home - Metricon Vantage - freeback please!!

New family home - Metricon Vantage - freeback please!!
VIC
1, 2

Hi, we also paid deposit for vantage 48 with the Glen Waverley office just before April 2018. We are getting the mode facades.

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sandymeo
Apr 26, 2018 10:08 pm

Fairmont Homes - Custom build

Fairmont Homes - Custom build
SA

Building in SA GD3 Everything has went well and as planned any hiccups have been sorted pretty quickly Been quite happy

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DanTheUpholsterer
Apr 26, 2018 9:47 pm

Lilium Estate - Clyde - SE Melb

Lilium Estate - Clyde - SE Melb
VIC

Hi @frosty! My husband and I are first time builders and also purchased a block of land on the Lilium estate. We are in stage 5 though so ours won't title until April Next…

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binky64
Apr 26, 2018 9:46 pm

Sloping Narrow site: Hamptons style build. Cabinetry

Sloping Narrow site: Hamptons style build. Cabinetry
VIC
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Finally got our blinds sorted. Yay!! I got a few quotes and the highest two quotes I got were 15k and 16k for a mix of mostly roller blinds and a few plantation…

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Christoshizz
Apr 26, 2018 9:43 pm
Christoshizz
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Nawsome
Apr 26, 2018 9:42 pm
Nawsome

FHOG as part of construction deposit

FHOG as part of construction deposit

Hi guys. We have bought a House and Land package where the minimum deposit for the land is 10% and 5% for the build. We have paid these minimum reqt out of our pocket so…

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Addell
Apr 26, 2018 9:28 pm
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Pecker
Apr 26, 2018 9:23 pm

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
1, 2, 3

Hi tina v, Nope, haven't recieved our final engineering report yet. Although we have 28K kept aside as footings allowance and soil removal as a builder bonus. We also…

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PBN84
Apr 26, 2018 9:21 pm

Taking the plunge building Simonds Rio

Taking the plunge building Simonds Rio
VIC

We just finished building the Simonds Flinders. We got the keys this week. I think the Rio is roughly the same size. Our site started in November so about 5 months…

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Bri1234
Apr 26, 2018 8:56 pm
Bri1234

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean 38. NHP!

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean 38. NHP!
VIC
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ohhhh that isn't far away. Exciting. Bummer they can't hold the furniture any longer. Ours was starting to get a bit touchy too. We nearly had to have it delivered to…

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Bri1234
Apr 26, 2018 8:53 pm
Bri1234

What is a reasonable Builder's Margin?

What is a reasonable Builder's Margin?
NSW
1, 2

ours was 8% margin + 7% overhead. the contract also states any variation items will be 15% as well. but our project is over 1m which may drive down the overall %

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frankily
Apr 26, 2018 8:51 pm

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - Settlement! We have keys!

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - Settlement! We have keys!
VIC
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oh lol, sounds like they've improved their gifts. This pack is very nice. Meter went in the same afternoon as the gas line (Tuesday). That was very unexpected. The…

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Bri1234
Apr 26, 2018 8:49 pm
Bri1234

Finally the building will kickoff soon.... starting tomorrow ! The builder spent about 7 month on documents...yeah you heard right. The land was ready on 1st Sept 2017…

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checcc1
Apr 26, 2018 8:09 pm
Soho30
Soho30
11 h

Pewter vs blue steel flash

Pewter vs blue steel flash

I went to the brick yard. And both look similar though. If i compare between two as a single brick, they look very similar. :)

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Soho30
Apr 26, 2018 8:08 pm

sbg homes

sbg homes
VIC
1, 2

Thanks Not Sure Peter for your advice, we will make a few enquiries. You are right they have ruined our building experience and excitement about our new house. No…

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newbuild2
Apr 26, 2018 8:04 pm
Soho30
Soho30
11 h

MDF vs timber stair

MDF vs timber stair

Thanks for your advice. Actually this is our first home and no idea about stairs before and we first heard of MDF on our colour selection day only:). The one in the…

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Soho30
Apr 26, 2018 8:02 pm

And this single door one, what do think...

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Tea Land
Apr 26, 2018 7:21 pm
Joker
Joker
13 h

First Home owners/builders

First Home owners/builders
QLD

Take note, this poster is switched on, its what few people do, but everyone should, smart people take note, great post.

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Joker
Apr 26, 2018 6:12 pm
pEast
pEast
13 h

Arden Developments

Arden Developments
VIC
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You will get much better picture from the Facebook page where many r currently signing their contracts and tenders - the Facebook page for Arden homes builders - their experience

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pEast
Apr 26, 2018 5:50 pm
J278
J278
13 h

Hilbert HGWA Build

Hilbert HGWA Build
WA
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Got another one from The Blinds Gallery which looked okay for sheers (3k) but their w-fold sheers (assuming these are like Veri shades) came in at 7k alone. Leaning…

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J278
Apr 26, 2018 5:27 pm
J278
Fairy
Fairy
13 h

New Breeze Bardia

New Breeze Bardia

Hi guys, I am looking to buy in New breeze -Bardia. I wanted to know if i am already late, especially after the way the prices have skyrocketed. Will i still be gaining…

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Fairy
Apr 26, 2018 5:24 pm
J278
J278
13 h

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park
WA

Plans look awesome. If we ever build a two storey I would definitely have the same upper level set up as you. Love the scullery too.

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J278
Apr 26, 2018 5:21 pm
J278

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
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Can I ask what basins and taps you chose for bathroom an ensuite?

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mpricecs
Apr 26, 2018 4:31 pm
shazaw
shazaw
15 h

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
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Pass by this afternoon and the loo box for tradies is gone. Which mean tradies are going to use the one inside the house. :roll: Build Thread : …

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shazaw
Apr 26, 2018 4:15 pm
Hurrow
Hurrow
15 h

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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We did the pre-slab, if you then get the frame inspection they do a complimentary slab inspection anyway. There's a whole bunch of stuff that gets combined and you get…

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Hurrow
Apr 26, 2018 3:39 pm

8Homes vs Burbank?

8Homes vs Burbank?

Hi all, I'm building a double storey home in Victoria, trying to decide between 8homes and Burbank... I prefer 8 homes because of the structure (modified 1 bedroom ground…

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Speckie04
Apr 26, 2018 3:37 pm

Mimosa homes

Mimosa homes
VIC

All the dates are mentioned above... Land titled on 15th Feb and slab expected mid to end of may.

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yasir_fnd
Apr 26, 2018 3:15 pm
Tribe7
Tribe7
16 h

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens
NSW
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Dedication right there on a public holiday can’t wait for your slab pour

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Tribe7
Apr 26, 2018 2:55 pm
Tribe7

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes
VIC

Thanks for the info. I dont find this ethical and morally right. Need to talk to them. If they do thier work right then we dont have to hire private inspector.But they…

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firsthomebuyer2018
Apr 26, 2018 2:54 pm

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
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Thanks Bridget, I’ve really loved seeing your house come together! Not long now for you guys. 😁

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mj-mac4
Apr 26, 2018 1:52 pm
mj-mac4
Melt23
Melt23
17 h

My build in Bloomdale- On Hold 😡

My build in Bloomdale- On Hold 😡
VIC
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Scrap that, apparently the customer service person sent the PCI email to me instead of someone else.

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Melt23
Apr 26, 2018 1:48 pm

Provincial Homes

Provincial Homes
NSW
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So how is everyones build going? We have had our schaffolding removed and just a few things to do before they can start doing things inside the house.

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Duke145
Apr 26, 2018 12:54 pm
atemby
atemby
19 h

HGWA Baldivis

HGWA Baldivis
WA
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im going to contact my SS ask him ill get my painter in!

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atemby
Apr 26, 2018 11:48 am
atemby
radix
radix
19 h

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
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Thank you for that. I will talk to my consultant regarding these options.

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radix
Apr 26, 2018 11:41 am

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod - now Post Handover

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod - now Post Handover
SA
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all resolved re my window sills. the one that looks flat and i was advised might need remediation work is actually correct angle but only protrudes half the standard…

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