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Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover
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Hi Alex79 I doubt you will need additional floor trusses for 250mm joists/beams.. but it depends on the span and loading If you have the engineering properties/ span…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 10, 2018 9:40 am
StructuralBIMGuy
G1NOSAUR
G1NOSAUR
17 May

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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Haha that's crazy. We always jump the fence every week, I wonder if I'm soon to receive a warning letter as well lol.

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G1NOSAUR
May 17, 2018 4:23 pm
G1NOSAUR
springtime
springtime
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Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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Hi All, We built 6 years ago, one thing we did which was very useful, was to include an outside powerpoint, it's really useful. We also installed outside camera's with a…

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springtime
May 20, 2018 9:24 am

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

So jelous, I bet you can’t wait for summer. The lights are amazing. We want a pool also, will have to wait a while till we can afford it after our build.

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ydnewa
May 21, 2018 6:56 pm
ydnewa

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
1 ... 19, 20, 21

The kitchen and island are organic white #4600 but the remaining to butlers, laundry, both pdrs, common bathroom and ensuite are Ocean foam. But there is back log of…

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pEast
May 21, 2018 6:52 pm

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
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Sorry, i only sent the end of that last message, the rest was a quote from Invincible. We are 6-8 weeks from completion. We were told no external electrician, unless…

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winto_04
May 21, 2018 6:47 pm
ydnewa
ydnewa
31 m

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Wow, looking good. Also loving your bricks . Super exciting. Oh what to look forward to.

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ydnewa
May 21, 2018 6:26 pm
ydnewa
pEast
pEast
33 m

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Thanks first time - I hope your tradies put a couple of weekends together - it just a make the final date move closer

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pEast
May 21, 2018 6:24 pm

Our First Dream Home G&P Builders

Our First Dream Home G&P Builders
QLD
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Your home is coming along beautifully love all your choices and that splash back is gorgeous!

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Homestead2017
May 21, 2018 6:06 pm
gr8ly
gr8ly
53 m

Valeco first time build North Brisbane

Valeco first time build North Brisbane
QLD
1, 2

i think we ended up with over 8 versions of our working drawings! you'll get there! sounds exciting!

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gr8ly
May 21, 2018 6:04 pm
gr8ly

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

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean 38. NHP!
VIC
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Any updates for the gas line? Is there anywhere you can escalate the issue (ombudsman or gas regulator) to get a straight answer on the delay? I’m sure if it wasn’t…

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firsttime_homies1401
May 21, 2018 5:58 pm
firsttime_homies1401

Crown Hill Estate Riverstone

Crown Hill Estate Riverstone
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

hey guys, any news for stage 3?

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shokeen
May 21, 2018 5:46 pm

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Sorry what is this nib wall? Are you building Glendale or Merricks...I am doing Merricks..

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Clean
May 21, 2018 5:02 pm

Currently i am unwell with a nice head cold so my patience, which is usually in short supply, is in even shorter supply right now. My brother rang me to say part of the…

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Summitlovin
May 21, 2018 5:00 pm

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29
QLD
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Tell me about it!!! The stacked stone looks so much nicer. Apparently a lady around the corner did a brick retaining wall and was told to remove it, as our covernance…

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Dylandbrooke
May 21, 2018 3:04 pm
Dylandbrooke
stme
stme
4 h

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
1 ... 82, 83, 84

Hi Renman Just finished catching up with this thread and as others have previously said it is beautiful house and all that is left is to turn into a beautiful home. I too…

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stme
May 21, 2018 3:02 pm

Mystique Wollert

Mystique Wollert
VIC
1, 2

Mystique Wollert Residential Group - Will create it within this week :) - or if anyone want to start first I am more than happy Cheers,

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ricky_3
May 21, 2018 2:15 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 849, 850, 851

So we just got our frame invoice through. Is it normal to have this finished and we haven't even heard from our construction supervisor? I had no idea it would be done so…

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goldencrumble
May 21, 2018 2:12 pm

Building Mainvue Aegean430 - 45sq in Berwick Waters

Building Mainvue Aegean430 - 45sq in Berwick Waters
VIC
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Evaporative post handover with a large split system in the dining/family/kitchen. Our Henley Aegean45

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Aegean430
May 21, 2018 2:07 pm
Aegean430

Builder didn't recess our upstairs showers. What can we do??

Builder didn't recess our upstairs showers. What can we do??

Yes we checked all our plan and specification documents. It's included in our specifications (which is also our quote document), but it's not included in our plans. How…

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eltkris
May 21, 2018 2:03 pm
ehhc
ehhc
6 h

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Under cabinet spots or Downlight look great and connecting switch would be very convenient. I had to resort to a wireless remote controller to save an electrician coming…

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ehhc
May 21, 2018 12:33 pm
ehhc

GJ Gardner Mandalay 282 - Bundanoon

GJ Gardner Mandalay 282 - Bundanoon
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi, thanks! Generally the build went well but council took forever - no issues, apparently just a new girl who crossed and dotted everything - took three months for…

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dillongl
May 21, 2018 12:04 pm
dillongl
Forg
Forg
7 h

The World's Most Extraordinary Homes

The World's Most Extraordinary Homes

Aye, my comment was with respect to that specific post I quoted, not necessarily the thread-opener. On the one hand, I agree that from a basic level the stifling of…

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Forg
May 21, 2018 11:57 am

Almost Handover - Valeco Homes - Polished Concrete + Monochr

Almost Handover - Valeco Homes - Polished Concrete + Monochr
QLD
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Wow it is complete, how amazing for you Staceyrusell, your facade I'm in love with, all the best for hand over.

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Tashmc
May 21, 2018 11:45 am
Tashmc

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes
VIC

I have seen simmonds and carlisle start as early as one month after settlement.

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yasir_fnd
May 21, 2018 11:36 am

Hall & Hart - Madison (Contemporary) at Willowdale

Hall & Hart - Madison (Contemporary) at Willowdale
NSW

Hi Adalon, Have you started building works? How is it all coming along?

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kjane
May 21, 2018 11:05 am
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aaron2008
May 21, 2018 10:38 am

Box Hill NSW - Builder recommendation and house design

Box Hill NSW - Builder recommendation and house design
NSW

Thanks I got the same feedback from other forums I have been reading. So far good reviews for Eden Brae and ok reviews for Wisdom

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CS199
May 21, 2018 10:06 am

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Agree - I guess all good things...... I understand they just need to do everything by the book and not take shortcuts which in the end is the best for everyone. Thanks…

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BrentandAllison
May 21, 2018 9:38 am
BrentandAllison

Building with Metricon. The Mantra 25s.

Building with Metricon. The Mantra 25s.
VIC
1, 2

Im overly excited. And we don't even have a slab yet. Its been a very long wait. ::cheerleader::

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KolioCarr
May 21, 2018 9:35 am
KolioCarr

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
1, 2

Two SS seems to be pretty they have one who specialises in the slab pour then one for the rest of the build.

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blackcat20
May 21, 2018 9:13 am
blackcat20
nada17
nada17
10 h

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
1 ... 84, 85, 86

We have been to our site. They have already levelled it. Today they should do the piering. I will report back later.

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nada17
May 21, 2018 8:41 am

Forst new furniture purchase in a while. Got this chair fpr $199 down from $1235. Cpuldnt say no. Also bought my first painting. Will share a picture once I hang it.

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aloenyx
May 21, 2018 7:19 am
aloenyx

Building a modified Grange 25 - Coral Homes - Brisbane

Building a modified Grange 25 - Coral Homes - Brisbane
QLD
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That looks terrific. It definitely needed the tiles up behind the splashback. PCI on Friday, that is so close. Yay!!!!

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bestspecials
May 21, 2018 7:13 am
bestspecials

Ausbuild Finlay 36 @ Kinross Road Thornlands

Ausbuild Finlay 36 @ Kinross Road Thornlands
QLD
1, 2

We drove by yours yesterday. Looks good. We are buying a block at the altitude estate. Will build an investment property (not with Ausbuild). Looking for a budget builder. :)

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akashsethi10
May 21, 2018 6:53 am
akashsethi10
adamj
adamj
19 h

GJ Gardner Logan went busted - house finally finished.

GJ Gardner Logan went busted - house finally finished.
QLD
1, 2

This is a great post and we are just about to engage QBCC on a non completion due to liquidation / licence suspension. A couple of q's: - Did you need to get insurance…

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adamj
May 21, 2018 12:13 am

Elara Homes / formerly Aaron j Homes

Elara Homes / formerly Aaron j Homes
VIC

Has anybody heard of this builder or currently building with ? Found their display in Warragul which was good and like some of their plans but uncertain as to how…

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jabbriel
May 20, 2018 11:12 pm

Metricon Trentham Build - The Baby Bordeaux

Metricon Trentham Build - The Baby Bordeaux
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hi Ezza, thanks! Wall colour is Dulux Ghosting in full strength. :)

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Bethany
May 20, 2018 10:52 pm

Anyone used asphalt shingles?

Anyone used asphalt shingles?

We are OB and are laying an asphalt shingled roof. Would love to hear from anyone else who has done it... there doesn't appear to be many installers and we have been…

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Kylie T
May 20, 2018 10:16 pm
shazaw
shazaw
21 h

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
1 ... 72, 73, 74

Hubby worked two hours fixing sensor lights for front of the house. One for front of garage and one for front of study room. Too lazy to go back and check if it works. and…

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shazaw
May 20, 2018 10:15 pm
cigr
cigr
22 h

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Looking great! Such good progress. Beautiful view from the alfresco to the front door.

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cigr
May 20, 2018 9:08 pm

In some good news, I did get to have a sticky-beak this afternoon, when the joiner was completing some work. The house was nicely warm, despite having no-one being there…

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Variegated
May 20, 2018 8:26 pm
Variegated

Another week and no real progress. Still waiting on tilers. Most of the stone benches went in at the start of the week, so was great to see that happen but that was…

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sunnycoastfirstbuild
May 20, 2018 7:27 pm
emmyawards
emmyawards
Yesterday

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 359, 360, 361

Yeah was hoping someone who has moved in or is going to their site could measure for me.

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emmyawards
May 20, 2018 6:43 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
Yesterday

Custom Coral Homes Bronte..BBQ & alfresco shutters in

Custom Coral Homes Bronte..BBQ & alfresco shutters in
NSW
1 ... 184, 185, 186

argh :( Yep.. totally hear you wanting your own space and home to yourself then!

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cat_dunc
May 20, 2018 6:05 pm
cat_dunc
bestspecials
bestspecials
Yesterday

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

I know. The slab invoice and frame invoice do come close together. We should get our next in a week or so.

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bestspecials
May 20, 2018 3:41 pm
bestspecials
Choosy
Choosy
Yesterday

Advice on Driveway Concrete

Advice on Driveway Concrete

We are getting coloured grano with mesh in our garage, we had to choose from the CCS range with our builder. It is the one thing that we had to choose from a colour chart…

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Choosy
May 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Choosy


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