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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
dan1986
dan1986
20 April

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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Hi all, Love this thread so many great ideas, you should also have a look at Build Companion https://www.buildcompanion.com.au they also have some great inclusion ideas.

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dan1986
Apr 20, 2018 8:12 pm

Building at Willowdale

Building at Willowdale
NSW
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Hi all, just wondering if anyone knew how long da approval for retaining walls take? Are they assessed in the same pile as those for homes (6-8 weeks)?

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vincent2166
Apr 24, 2018 7:03 am

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (it's started)

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (it's started)
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Just so happy that it looks the way I had imagined. It won't be long and your outdoor area will be great.

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bestspecials
Apr 24, 2018 7:01 am
bestspecials
symone
symone
13 m

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast
QLD
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I hope everything goes fantastically today. How exciting xx

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symone
Apr 24, 2018 6:53 am
symone
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Lot126
Apr 24, 2018 6:38 am
Lot126

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

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean 38. Fitoff!
VIC
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Yeah is a huge amount of concrete that needs to go in. I'm just glad that Henley are doing the driveway to the new garage and the front porch. It's looking more pulled…

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Rachael13
Apr 24, 2018 6:23 am
Rachael13
Dani_J
Dani_J
52 m

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
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Whoa Drew... looks... imposing!! Lol. Conslabulations!

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Dani_J
Apr 24, 2018 6:14 am

BL- Coral - Grange 26 - Week 21 - its like a lottery

BL- Coral - Grange 26 - Week 21 - its like a lottery
NSW
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Hey there, sorry have been away on holidays and only just catching up. Everything is coming along nicely but sorry to hear that there’s some Issues holding you up! I…

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MrsJM
Apr 24, 2018 5:04 am
MrsJM

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC

Anyone built or building with Fairhaven? Would love some advice please ☺

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GEOnTREY
Apr 24, 2018 1:35 am

Sloping Narrow site: Hamptons style build. Cabinetry

Sloping Narrow site: Hamptons style build. Cabinetry
VIC
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by the way, we toyed with having undermount or not for vanities. my rationale for undermount was the ladies could have more benchspace to lay things flat over the sinks…

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Christoshizz
Apr 24, 2018 12:39 am
Christoshizz

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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That’s a 10% deposit on a house and land package, so probably in the vicinity of $40k plus.

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gillybean
Apr 24, 2018 12:38 am
gillybean
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Tea Land
Apr 23, 2018 11:55 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Think it was $70 or $75 for down lights provisioned. There's a few place you can get down lights, just have to shop around. These are my lights.

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Jordann
Apr 23, 2018 11:36 pm
Jordann

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
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Great. Hopefully they give you a price you will be happy with. viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Apr 23, 2018 10:54 pm
Doulton777

ADH - custom KDR in Clearview. We've been framed!

ADH - custom KDR in Clearview. We've been framed!
SA
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Looking good! It's so much better when the frame goes up. We got our new sofa and dining table at Harvey norman boxing day sale thinking we would be in our place sooner.…

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Guy T
Apr 23, 2018 10:00 pm

ALMOST PCI Valeco Homes - Polished Concrete + Monochrome

ALMOST PCI Valeco Homes - Polished Concrete + Monochrome
QLD
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Hey! :D Pretty slow. Haha. But, they have almost finished the alfresco. So all that is left, I think, is the door infills and some external painting (and landscaping,…

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staceyrussell
Apr 23, 2018 9:48 pm
staceyrussell

Nostra Homes

Nostra Homes
VIC

Hi everyone. New member here. Has anyone build their house with Nostra? Care to share your experiences. I have been told they can price lock for one year and then they…

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pumpingiron
Apr 23, 2018 9:22 pm
HLC333
HLC333
10 h

Mojo Homes

Mojo Homes
NSW
1 ... 58, 59, 60

Start now. You will regret it later. Particularly if you are going to be paying two mortgages.

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HLC333
Apr 23, 2018 9:14 pm

23 April 2018 update - Plumbing and drainage being installed. Looks like a bomb has gone off! Slab is due to be poured this Friday (27 April). Heaps of rock on site. 'S'…

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pbwhi0
Apr 23, 2018 9:12 pm
pbwhi0

Went by the house around 12 on my way to swimming with the kids and all the sarking and the roof trusses were done. I spoke to the guys, there was 5 or 6 having lunch and…

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aphsta
Apr 23, 2018 9:07 pm

Final Payment method

Final Payment method

I thought that's how it's done too. However, I asked my builder today, they said they've never seen anyone using cheque (my builder has got quite good and long reputation…

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Introaim
Apr 23, 2018 8:50 pm

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - PCI Done

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - PCI Done
VIC
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Thanks everyone. It's very exciting after all this time. Not sure how much we'll do over the next few days. The blinds aren't due to be installed until Monday. So I've…

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Bri1234
Apr 23, 2018 8:33 pm
Bri1234

Clyde Springs estate- Clyde North

Clyde Springs estate- Clyde North
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hello All, Any updates on Stage 5/6? Last I heard was Jul/Aug Good luck to everyone whose lands have been titled!

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sandeepdes
Apr 23, 2018 8:28 pm

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate
QLD
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Holy crap you guys will be moving in next week at this rate! Speeding along, hope they keep up for you :) Hopefully your neighbours builds speed along too when they build…

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allblaqk
Apr 23, 2018 8:06 pm
allblaqk
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icat2000
Apr 23, 2018 7:58 pm
icat2000

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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Porter Davis had one of thier team go through and Mark the wall frames that were not plum and the carpenter came back to fix them. see more About the hoffman – Building…

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brucefil2011
Apr 23, 2018 7:15 pm
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Renman
Apr 23, 2018 7:07 pm
Renman
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breebarter
Apr 23, 2018 7:05 pm
breebarter
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corkco
Apr 23, 2018 6:17 pm
corkco

Feedback on Hall&Hart Homes

Feedback on Hall&Hart Homes
NSW

Apologies Merry, we just don't feel comfortable with that. We hope you understand :)

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Seren1ty
Apr 23, 2018 6:04 pm
corkco
corkco
13 h

First Home - Fairhaven Homes - Contract Signed

First Home - Fairhaven Homes - Contract Signed
VIC
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It is a really nice design. Congrats on starting your building journey.

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corkco
Apr 23, 2018 5:54 pm
corkco

Tree Removal Permit in Whitehorse Council

Tree Removal Permit in Whitehorse Council

Anyone know tree removal experts in whitehorse council who can help me with permit from council. Thank you.

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HenleyNeil
Apr 23, 2018 5:03 pm
henry1
henry1
15 h

Crown Hill Estate Riverstone

Crown Hill Estate Riverstone
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hey Michael, sorry my bad! let me confirm first if my one is stage 2. I got told it was actually stage 8 but it doesn't make sense as I don't think you guys have until…

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henry1
Apr 23, 2018 4:04 pm

Allura Estate

Allura Estate
VIC
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Yeah true. People would do that because of supermarket. Yet all these other areas around us look like they will be getting supermarkets in their estate. Eg: Brookwater…

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Doulton777
Apr 23, 2018 3:21 pm
Doulton777

Metricon Winchester 28- Construction

Metricon Winchester 28- Construction
VIC
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The whole pre-build process has been painfully slow, we should have started weeks ago... Just getting the standard Ring doorbell; it connects to an app on your phone. It…

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blackcat20
Apr 23, 2018 3:05 pm
blackcat20

Week 11: painting complete and benchtop have gone in. With being locked out couldn’t get any good pics of the inside without glare. Hoping they will give us a pci date…

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cigr
Apr 23, 2018 2:53 pm

Thank you Tribe7, can't wait to see it all come together :-D This is our little boy up at the block on the weekend. He loves to go bolting down the hallway when someone…

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lilbza
Apr 23, 2018 2:41 pm
lilbza
Ashwin
Ashwin
16 h

Floor Waste

Floor Waste

Hey guys, Does anyone know roughly how much it would cost to change the floor waste from a normal one to square floor waste. The reason is the builder said each square…

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Ashwin
Apr 23, 2018 2:38 pm
Ashwin

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29
QLD
1 ... 9, 10, 11

cc7 i bet ill love your grey grout. I have an inspo pic that has grey grout and it looks a lot more stylish than the white! I agree, the light grey grout would be better.…

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Dylandbrooke
Apr 23, 2018 2:30 pm
Dylandbrooke

Wisdom Homes Aspiration 31 @ Willowdale

Wisdom Homes Aspiration 31 @ Willowdale
NSW

You're so organised JM, we still havent even decide on what pendant we'd like. haha House progress is coming along nicely I see.

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Jordann
Apr 23, 2018 2:09 pm
Jordann

Hiring inspector for PCI

Hiring inspector for PCI

We went along with our inspector and it was absolutely fine. Thank you for your advice.

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Introaim
Apr 23, 2018 1:40 pm

cut and fill question

cut and fill question
VIC

The irony is that if you decide to concrete that area, you may have to pay to get the fill removed.

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barry157
Apr 23, 2018 1:23 pm

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension
VIC
1 ... 58, 59, 60

Thanks Bethany. I been getting a lot of people saying that about external colours. I wanted to make it different. Not the normal usual colours. Yeah the lighting does…

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Doulton777
Apr 23, 2018 1:03 pm
Doulton777
Anju
Anju
19 h

Architectural review committee (ARC) design approval issues

Architectural review committee (ARC) design approval issues

Thanks for the reply :) We did approach her via the sales person of the land and apparently she said that she used to approve that type of facade before but now she has…

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Anju
Apr 23, 2018 12:10 pm

Just starting - building the Madison 37 with Clarendon

Just starting - building the Madison 37 with Clarendon
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi can you tell me how much it cost you to change the downstairs plans please???

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teish1990
Apr 23, 2018 11:42 am
K-Real
K-Real
20 h

Metricon Liberty 45 (Turramurra)

Metricon Liberty 45 (Turramurra)
NSW
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Hahaha..i've been through exact same thing with them. It was a blood bath with me spending every day 3-6 hours continuosly. Got most of money disputed. Still one bill…

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K-Real
Apr 23, 2018 11:01 am
K-Real

1st Custom Build with G Development in Brisbane

1st Custom Build with G Development in Brisbane
QLD

Hi Guys if you are looking for a reputable Metal Roofing Company Contact us at https://www.ozroofworks.com.au/ or on 1300459915 cheers.

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ozroofworks
Apr 23, 2018 9:54 am


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