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amilelka
amilelka
7 January

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1, 2, 3

We chose vinyl timber look Venetians for our windows. We have a park across the road so we wanted to be able to completely open the blinds for the views. Plus it was a…

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amilelka
Jan 07, 2019 3:38 pm

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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We went most weekends (we lived 40kms away). Can't recommend it enough. I even took a slab down for the brickies once, turns out they were muslim and didn't drink...oops…

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Home4Eva
Jan 23, 2019 4:36 pm

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 52, 53, 54

Thanks Cooky and Melos, we are having the Silestone and I believe this is Cosentino. I love the depth to be 1.5m as well, but will see in our studio appointment if…

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Melbournevic
Jan 23, 2019 3:54 pm

20A Nelson road Box Hill

20A Nelson road Box Hill

Hi calling everyone who’ve bought any lot in 20A Nelson road, Box Hill NSW. This is also called Nelson road Estate which is being marketed by RayWhite Castle Hill and…

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Apatnia
Jan 23, 2019 8:01 pm
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BrentandAllison
Jan 23, 2019 7:53 pm
BrentandAllison

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310
NSW
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Looks great. Can I ask which state your build is in? I love the Mountainview but apparently we can’t get it here in victoria😢

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Lksinnott
Jan 23, 2019 7:39 pm
Marcs
Marcs
35 m

Split level in Kellyville

Split level in Kellyville
NSW

Thanks SejaeD - I'm in the planning stages with Wincrest Bespoke at the moment. I've sent you a PM.

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Marcs
Jan 23, 2019 7:35 pm

Start Date six months, 6 months build time!!!

Start Date six months, 6 months build time!!!

When I signed my contract I was given 6 months - that's when they had to have started to comply with the contract. I was pretty annoyed when I saw that. In reality, the…

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KingTaco
Jan 23, 2019 7:11 pm
KingTaco

Building the Metricon Doulton

Building the Metricon Doulton
VIC
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It’s coming along nicely. Are you happy with the progress so far? And the workmanship? viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Jan 23, 2019 6:36 pm
Doulton777

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension
VIC
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Hahaha thanks. I just put the pic there. Cos I didn’t want my old pic as a sig. yes lots of pots draws was a must. I probably should have done all my butlers in it…

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Doulton777
Jan 23, 2019 6:35 pm
Doulton777

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Yes, the meter should be located somewhere in front of the property. You will need to look around to find it.

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Femstar
Jan 23, 2019 5:12 pm

M class soil/clay and drainage

M class soil/clay and drainage
WA

Hi All, I live in Perth in the Hills and am building a new house on a subdivision. The shire want all storm water retained on site however it is clay with 800mm of fill…

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Kev 1
Jan 23, 2019 4:41 pm

Bradford homes sa- any experiences?

Bradford homes sa- any experiences?
SA

We are building a modified Felixstow Alfresco with Statesman, cost so far is around $1,350 psqm but that’s before selections.

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Bebbsy
Jan 23, 2019 3:26 pm

Trinity Lux Q1 - Plantation Homes QLD

Trinity Lux Q1 - Plantation Homes QLD
QLD
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Thank you - it’s 7x4m - do you mean approval by our builder or council? The pool company applies to council and we just advised builder if where we wanted it and they…

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Mec06
Jan 23, 2019 3:24 pm
Mec06

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 33, 34, 35

I'd definitely inspect the frame! I didn't and they've forgotten a Niche above the bath tub, I doubt they'll be able to put one in there after PCI next month as they'd…

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G1NOSAUR
Jan 23, 2019 2:45 pm
G1NOSAUR

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra
VIC
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Ours also had a distinct smell in that part and felt wet so we suspected something had gone wrong and there was a leak from the shower...but it has dried now and no longer…

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bumblebee1985
Jan 23, 2019 2:33 pm

KDR - Greystanes NSW - Lily Homes, Jasmine 34/36

KDR - Greystanes NSW - Lily Homes, Jasmine 34/36
NSW

Hi guys, Apologies for lack of response. Actually forgot my password and haven’t been online for a bit ! 🙄 We are meeting (finally !) next week to finalise our…

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Chellos
Jan 23, 2019 1:55 pm

Perpend thickness regulations bevelled brick

Perpend thickness regulations bevelled brick

Hey guys! Long time lurker, first time poster, great to be here! Wondering whether anyone is aware if theres any rules relating to perpend width for bevelled edge…

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houndz
Jan 23, 2019 1:12 pm

Bellriver Homes

Bellriver Homes
NSW

Yes I am building with Bellriver. So far, I had good experience. Thanks

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firsthomebuyer2019
Jan 23, 2019 11:49 am
RPG
RPG
10 h

Demo on a SLOPEY BLOCK

Demo on a SLOPEY BLOCK

I would like to demo my old house, but it's on a slopey block in Oyster Bay... Not the best access either! Do you have recommendations or suggestions on who not to…

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RPG
Jan 23, 2019 10:38 am

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?
NSW

It is actually CDC - Compliance Development Certificate for demolition. Site Demo used "Greenfield Certifers". I would suggest as soon as you have locked down your…

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Vivek28
Jan 23, 2019 10:38 am
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Josh3003
Jan 23, 2019 10:27 am

You've got to wonder...I certainly dont see the point of upgrading to a nice handle on the inside and leaving the cheap looking one on the outside. All systems go to…

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blackcat20
Jan 23, 2019 10:17 am
blackcat20

Our Bordeaux 56 Build in Sydney

Our Bordeaux 56 Build in Sydney
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Thanks for this. Yes I have these off the website, but I noticed someone in the thread was starting a 56A build. I am looking at building the 56A in Brisbane. My…

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paddycc
Jan 23, 2019 10:05 am
Drew01
Drew01
10 h

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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No, the discount is retail not trade...

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Drew01
Jan 23, 2019 9:59 am
Drew01

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.
VIC
1, 2

They're really poor when it comes t communication. You don't get updates and doesn't even return your call. But you need to constantly call them to get an update. I'm…

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unoimgr8st
Jan 23, 2019 9:33 am
mitker
mitker
12 h

New Home Build - Acreage Layout

New Home Build - Acreage Layout

Thanks WowBingo. Has taken quite a lot of time to come up with the plan! We currently have 3.8x3.8 bedrooms in our house and the extra room makes a big difference to the…

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mitker
Jan 23, 2019 8:13 am

Marraya paniculata. Has white flowers and produces a really nice fragrance. We have the option to use this as a hedge too later if we want.

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Guy T
Jan 23, 2019 1:49 am

Building with Hudson Homes

Building with Hudson Homes
NSW

After starting our process with Hudson's in July 2018 we were very excited to get started. With a delay in the registration of our land final contract was signed Jan 2018.…

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madilwalker
Jan 23, 2019 12:04 am

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW

Thanks will double check that 😄

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Mish018
Jan 22, 2019 10:51 pm
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gogo65
Jan 22, 2019 9:51 pm
gogo65

Plastering has commenced

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Manj
Jan 22, 2019 8:46 pm
Manj

Building Inspector - how many & what stage

Building Inspector - how many & what stage

Structural Building certification is currently under review in Light of the I tend to Agree with These Comments “Building surveyors (also known as private certifiers)…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 22, 2019 7:12 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
DustyBlue
DustyBlue
Yesterday

JG King Homes Colour Selection

JG King Homes Colour Selection

Hi Anyone who has or are building through JG king Homes. What are their standard colour choices like? Do they have much of a range. Did you upgrade?

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DustyBlue
Jan 22, 2019 4:19 pm
gogo65
gogo65
Yesterday

Selecting brivk

Selecting brivk

It’s very difficult to provide any help, when there is no context to the question. To get an opinion, you need to provide a picture of the facade, colour of windows,…

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gogo65
Jan 22, 2019 3:41 pm
gogo65
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
Yesterday

Hot water systems? Is LPG an affordable option?

Hot water systems? Is LPG an affordable option?

If we go with the gas HWS then no option but to run off LPG bottles as there is no mains gas supply in the rural area we are building. At this stage we expect the…

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Bebbsy
Jan 22, 2019 11:13 am
sharmin
sharmin
Yesterday

Newport 275

Newport 275
VIC

It's been seven months since fairheaven started our house but still didn't finish the brick work. Feeling so disappointed why they are working so slow. Most of the time…

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sharmin
Jan 22, 2019 10:55 am
Rhani89
Rhani89
Yesterday

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1, 2

Hi everyone we have been quoted $8900 for a 57msq aggregate driveway. This is just totally out of budget, and makes me think we could possibly get a better price doing it…

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Rhani89
Jan 22, 2019 8:10 am
Amanda_Ly
Amanda_Ly
22 January

Tender presentation with Hall & Hart

Tender presentation with Hall & Hart

Hi Al, I'm building in Baulkham Hills, NSW. :)

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Amanda_Ly
Jan 22, 2019 7:28 am
gogo65
gogo65
22 January

BURBANK HOMES

BURBANK HOMES

Probably like most people he’s, they saw their daughterisplay home. Not sure anyone would choose a builder just via google!

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gogo65
Jan 22, 2019 7:20 am
gogo65

Pre DA what does it really tell you likely with Vogue homes

Pre DA what does it really tell you likely with Vogue homes
NSW

Hi Paz, I just sent you a quick PM regarding your duplex builder/package search. Regards, Al.

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BuildlifeProjects
Jan 22, 2019 4:35 am
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
22 January

Using exposed brick for a feature wall

Using exposed brick for a feature wall

Thank you. I’ve not seen these before, will definitely check them out at the Austral Display centre.

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Bebbsy
Jan 22, 2019 1:36 am
Paz
Paz
21 January

Knock down and rebuild duplex

Knock down and rebuild duplex
NSW

Hey leesah. Hope the build has gone (Or going) well. Who did you end up going with and why?

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Paz
Jan 21, 2019 11:26 pm
Lksinnott
Lksinnott
21 January

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310
NSW

I’d love to follow your thread as we are keen on this design/floorplan also. You mentioned you’d put the link in but I can’t seem to find it anywhere??

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Lksinnott
Jan 21, 2019 10:55 pm
Irish16
Irish16
21 January

Building with Ausbuild at Harrington Estate, Bridgeman Downs

Building with Ausbuild at Harrington Estate, Bridgeman Downs
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Yes I think they’ve been quite quick and mostly did a good job. After painting you’re on the home stretch :)

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Irish16
Jan 21, 2019 10:12 pm
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
21 January

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
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Cheers for that, and good luck with the last stages of your build. 😀

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Bebbsy
Jan 21, 2019 8:53 pm
Tash801
Tash801
21 January

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Looks really good. It’s so exciting seeing it all come together. We had our benchtops and sinks go in. Painting was supposed to start today too but it didn’t. Should…

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Tash801
Jan 21, 2019 8:47 pm
dipendra
dipendra
21 January

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park
NSW
1, 2

Hi landofoz, Congrats for your council approval and CC. Which one is your lot and which builder are you using?

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dipendra
Jan 21, 2019 6:42 pm

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