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Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1, 2

Thanks guys I was worried the dark might be a bit bold but I’ve got to trust it and stop second guessing

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Melos
Oct 16, 2018 6:46 pm
Ourhomebythehill
Ourhomebythehill
23 September

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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We live 10 minutes from our block of land, so we visit at least once sometimes twice a week. It's 2.5acres with an amazingly stunning view so we often just sit on the…

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Ourhomebythehill
Sep 23, 2018 11:42 am
Drew01
Drew01
25 September

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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If you want an internal gas fire, make sure you consider where, and ensure the flue path is clear of plumbing, and you have a gas line run at frame stage

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Drew01
Sep 25, 2018 3:43 pm
Drew01

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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drew01 Since you're doing a KDR, are you getting internet via Cable, ADSL or Fiber? I was wondering what the process is nowadays when it comes to trenching and getting a…

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reaver
Oct 16, 2018 10:47 pm
reaver
shazaw
shazaw
48 m

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
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Wow you already have sheers on, good news that you don't have too many defect list. I haven't list out our defects yet. Very happy for you that you are enjoying your…

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shazaw
Oct 16, 2018 10:06 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Hi, Building washington 26,newpark.. Would appreciate input/reco regarding floor tiles... Planning a 600x600 floor tile but torn if we will do it with di lorenzo or…

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KatDS
Oct 16, 2018 9:46 pm
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excited_builders
Oct 16, 2018 9:43 pm

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
VIC
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Week 21 Given the lead up to handover, one would have thought that there would be a lot of action in getting this finished up. However this week…

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Kollosche
Oct 16, 2018 9:23 pm
Leey
Leey
2 h

Move in new house before driveway construction

Move in new house before driveway construction

Hi all, Can anybody advise if we could move in the new house before driveway construction? Any problems? Thanks in advance.

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Leey
Oct 16, 2018 9:14 pm

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
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Congrats on your PCI done with minimal issues. Now hope your handover goes smoothly. How does the final payment work. Does your bank do a final valuation and do u pay by…

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excited_builders
Oct 16, 2018 9:08 pm

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra
VIC
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Doors, doors, doors...that's the theme of this week! I worked as an apprentice assistant to help get the job done, but 3 days have turned into 4 so luckily my parents have…

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bumblebee1985
Oct 16, 2018 9:05 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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We had a few items to be sorted post handover. They write them down on a handover from. PD were very responsive post handover see more About the hoffman – Building the…

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brucefil2011
Oct 16, 2018 8:16 pm

Just had a peak on the Vic Plan Website. This looks promising:

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YNWA86
Oct 16, 2018 8:15 pm
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blackcat20
Oct 16, 2018 8:09 pm
blackcat20

Ausbuild - Newbury 39 - Altitude Thornlands

Ausbuild - Newbury 39 - Altitude Thornlands
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Paul good luck to you , I would just turn the gas off when others shower hahahah You have 2 more weeks to go don’t you ? I am actually pretty happy , few things along…

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Tajana
Oct 16, 2018 7:05 pm
Tajana

What would you look for in a backyard?

What would you look for in a backyard?
NSW

Mrsjm are you planning to sell in the near future? If so I would go with minimal landscaping but adding a few feature items (fire pit) or bbq but not spend heaps on full…

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Melos
Oct 16, 2018 7:04 pm

How to increase ensuite size - Bentleigh 42

How to increase ensuite size - Bentleigh 42

I would talk to them sooner rather than later as the waterproofing, tiles etc all needs to be taken into account if you want to make changes

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Melos
Oct 16, 2018 6:42 pm

Double brick - Internal wall finish

Double brick - Internal wall finish

Some builders in Perth are still using cement render with a plaster finish which is what i'm familiar with and and some are using a 12mm gyprock board. any pros and cons…

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Andree
Oct 16, 2018 6:32 pm

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
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Is that your neighbour? If so you can contact fairland and they will give you the details

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tina v
Oct 16, 2018 6:22 pm
Manj
Manj
6 h

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
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Ok had our inspection today and we are happy that most issues r resolved - I would put it all apart from the render - So a meeting is to be set up on Monday with a…

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Manj
Oct 16, 2018 5:22 pm
Manj

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
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Yeah its getting towards the pointy end so it's a mix of excitement and frustration. 🤣

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Bronte19
Oct 16, 2018 4:13 pm

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast

Thanks Rhani. We have that as second option currently. First preference would be to put wood look tiles for floor and take it to shower and tub and other walls will be…

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MrsAJ
Oct 16, 2018 4:07 pm

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?
ACT

I'm currently with Origin @ $107 per 45kg bottle exchange. Use to be with Elgas, but they got very expensive after the first year of discounts ($148 per bottle). Changing…

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dulie
Oct 16, 2018 3:48 pm
dulie

Metricon Winchester 28- Waiting for keys....

Metricon Winchester 28- Waiting for keys....
VIC
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Nice! Mines only a baby (bought a month or so back) so no fruit yet.

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blackcat20
Oct 16, 2018 3:30 pm
blackcat20

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic
VIC
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going well thank you! the ceiling is taking a while as the curved section is far more complex than anticipated. but overall still tracking well. finished the timber…

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frankily
Oct 16, 2018 3:26 pm

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
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For the guys that's have built already what were the power gas and water bills whilst building? Also out of curiosity what have you guys done for security systems? I…

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DR-JEKL
Oct 16, 2018 2:40 pm

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
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this is a set inspection time, Pre-Lining is a inspection AC organise for you to attend, as having records of how pipes and ducting is laid will help in the future, and…

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ymiao4398
Oct 16, 2018 2:03 pm

Surface Drainage Defect / Construction Lawyer

Surface Drainage Defect / Construction Lawyer
VIC

Unfortunately, despite all my efforts, continually bringing up sections of the Building Code and also our Independent Building Inspector contacting the General Manager…

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owner406
Oct 16, 2018 1:47 pm
Forg
Forg
10 h

Skylight Housw

Skylight Housw

Can you lease elaborate on what you mean? Is Skylight the name of a builder? Google didn't tell me that "Skylight Home" is a regular term for a particular type of…

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Forg
Oct 16, 2018 12:50 pm
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TiredHalo
Oct 16, 2018 12:46 pm
TiredHalo
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
14 h

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
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Thanks. Sorry was confused. 🙂🤪

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MrsAJ
Oct 16, 2018 9:02 am

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

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

Surveyors here this morning, these guys don't muck around. It's exactly one week since we paid for the contour survey - well, i think that's what it's called ! Fingers…

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Chellos
Oct 16, 2018 8:48 am

In need of an architect or builder for some advice please!!!

In need of an architect or builder for some advice please!!!

Zambi If you are on a tight budget and building on a difficult block, I suggest you start with the engineering/construction costs,ie, Footings, Basement, Structure & …

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 16, 2018 7:53 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Building a home with Langdon Builders Ballarat (Horsham)

Building a home with Langdon Builders Ballarat (Horsham)
VIC
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Beautiful print, great work. We are still waiting to hear about compensation for garage not being the same as the Aspire garage. My husband was on the phone to area…

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kathysangel
Oct 15, 2018 11:40 pm
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pEast
Oct 15, 2018 11:32 pm
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regmiboyer
Oct 15, 2018 10:54 pm
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Trent Smith
Oct 15, 2018 10:24 pm

Yes we have an exhaust in downstairs WC/Shower but it’s above the shower

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Ezza78
Oct 15, 2018 10:01 pm

Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 15 - Painting

Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 15 - Painting
QLD
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Most wardrobes are 60cm deep x 100cm wide. That’s with doors. Without they are typically 58cm deep. So allow that space plus room for you to move around if it’s a…

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BrentandAllison
Oct 15, 2018 7:27 pm
BrentandAllison

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
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Customer Presentation done! We had a pretty good CP with most issues mainly paint touch ups, but hoping they do a re roll rather than a touch up which looks awful from…

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excited_builders
Oct 15, 2018 6:57 pm
JoeD
JoeD
Yesterday

Mapleton Grove 18 Barry Road NSW

Mapleton Grove 18 Barry Road NSW
NSW
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Hey guys - any news or bits .... From my side we are aiming at lodging with Council on mid Nov ( this year I may add :shock: I am so used to things dragging that I hope its 2018…

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JoeD
Oct 15, 2018 5:56 pm
Mamz
Mamz
Yesterday

What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell

What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell
VIC
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Hiya Can you tell me what colour mortar that is? We're in the process of selecting bricks and I am seriously tearing my hair out about what to pick (period home so…

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Mamz
Oct 15, 2018 4:40 pm
Mamz
GLO
GLO
Yesterday

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
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Looks like Rawson Homes. (recognise the logo) If you are in New Breeze you are most likely under the Edmonson Park South DCP. 6.2 Maximum Floor Area Objectives 1) To…

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GLO
Oct 15, 2018 3:28 pm
deepdive
deepdive
Yesterday

Building Simonds Palisade in Melbourne

Building Simonds Palisade in Melbourne
VIC

Follow our build on instagram @melbdiaries Simonds Palisade with Cathedral Height ceilings Milestones: Land booking : 25/11/2016 Land titles: 30/05/2018 Site Start:…

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deepdive
Oct 15, 2018 3:24 pm

Hi Kathy.. you have a good builder, not like DIXON Homes. When I found this kind of workmanship 14th of May, I immediately rang and emailed my site supervisor but his…

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masterzion
Oct 15, 2018 2:49 pm
DR-JEKL
DR-JEKL
Yesterday

Urban One Chiffon

Urban One Chiffon
NSW

if you search for the masterton display home tempus elite, it has chiffon bricks by austral. We've selected them for our upcoming Rawson build :)

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DR-JEKL
Oct 15, 2018 2:17 pm
kimzhang570
kimzhang570
Yesterday

The Avenues Land Release at Austral NSW 2179

The Avenues Land Release at Austral NSW 2179
NSW
1, 2, 3

Sorry to hear that. Have you guys drove there to see if there is any progress made? Thank you very much.

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kimzhang570
Oct 15, 2018 12:20 pm
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ash28
Oct 15, 2018 10:42 am
Teemo
Teemo
15 October

Provincial Homes

Provincial Homes
NSW
1 ... 31, 32, 33

So we have been in our home now for just over 4 months and I can not stress enough DO NOT PAY UNTIL EVERYTHING IS FIXED. As previously mentioned we were in a huge pickle…

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Teemo
Oct 15, 2018 10:16 am

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