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Wild
Wild
18 September

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...

Hi Guys, Did any one use Austral Chestnut bricks with Natural Mortar with classic garage door as opposed to timber look, Interested to know/see the combination.

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Wild
Sep 18, 2018 3:57 pm

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 10:42 am

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 51, 52, 53

hi everyone, we are looking at starting to build over the next few months, we were abit overwhelmed by the whole idea. A friend of mine suggested this book "building your…

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michaelyoni64
Jul 04, 2018 9:04 pm

Our Bordeaux 56 Build in Sydney

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

That is part of the Bordeaux design, so can't change that. We have double glazed all the windows Hopefully that will help. Plus we will have curtains as well.

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rajat
Sep 24, 2018 9:11 pm
chanam
chanam
11 m

custom Build ownit home ownithomes.com.au quote, upgrades

custom Build ownit home ownithomes.com.au quote, upgrades
QLD

Did not follow builder's colour and did our own thing. We are trying not to deviate from the standard, but have already done so with upgrades etc. Yikes! Doing it a…

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chanam
Sep 24, 2018 9:05 pm

Most important inspections to do from third party inspector

Most important inspections to do from third party inspector
VIC

Your most important inspection is pre contract review I don't see the value of pre paint /fixing inspection The purpose of stage inspections is to verify work at critical…

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building-expert
Sep 24, 2018 8:58 pm
building-expert

PCI check list

PCI check list

Thanks Tajana, very helpful!

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KingTaco
Sep 24, 2018 8:56 pm
KingTaco

Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 12 - Tiling

Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 12 - Tiling
QLD
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Takes waaaaay longer apparently. A lot harder also. We are getting the 1/3 brick pattern which puts the price up even further.

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BrentandAllison
Sep 24, 2018 8:24 pm
BrentandAllison

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
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"Smart House Solar" is Australia's most trusted . We're most trusted and reliable solar expert providing Commercial and Residential Solar in different…

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shsauseo
Sep 24, 2018 8:19 pm
shsauseo

Building broker, yes or no?

Building broker, yes or no?

Hi, I'm new to this forum. In the next couple of years my wife and I are planning to build our forever home on a fairly small block (340m2) in Perths…

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Tommi
Sep 24, 2018 7:12 pm

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique
1, 2

Because of the long lead in time, certain items like the gas fireplace and other small items had been discontinued. I had to reselect the items again with the newer…

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stanus
Sep 24, 2018 6:38 pm
stanus

Driveway was done today. Slowly getting there. Now on to the landscaping!

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Guy T
Sep 24, 2018 6:28 pm

Nutrend homes Brisbane region

Nutrend homes Brisbane region

Hi Was wondering if anyone has any reviews of Nutrend Homes We are in the Brisbane north region Or what recommendations for a builder that you have used for new home

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Richie1
Sep 24, 2018 6:09 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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Hi All...we were wondering when we start the NBN process. Since before we moved NBN came and disconnected our NBN and took the equipment away. (After months after our…

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excited_builders
Sep 24, 2018 5:09 pm

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
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Yeah we ordered them a while back so had them delivered to a storage area They are going to come and assemble this week

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Quirmeball1280
Sep 24, 2018 5:03 pm
Quirmeball1280

Builder quotes 15 months from slab date

Builder quotes 15 months from slab date
VIC

I would say that 3 months is over-optimistic even for a project-style fiber-clad house and without any single rainy day. It seems you are talking about brick veneer…

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alexp79
Sep 24, 2018 4:23 pm
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A and M Home
Sep 24, 2018 4:15 pm
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alexp79
Sep 24, 2018 4:14 pm

Custom Build with G Devel. in Bris - Onto Lock Up Stage

Custom Build with G Devel. in Bris - Onto Lock Up Stage
QLD
1, 2, 3

To be fixed, everything highlighted with that bright green spray has to be fixed

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pandibabi
Sep 24, 2018 3:56 pm
pandibabi

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 631, 632, 633

WOW kazi Looks awesome. Regarding the gap at alfresco, Area manager was happy to get the bricks to the cement. He also suggested that we let W do the tiling so they…

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Priyasuresh11
Sep 24, 2018 3:09 pm
Priyasuresh11

Should of got full fixed site costs!

Should of got full fixed site costs!
VIC

On the quote they allowed a provisional sum of up to 15 cubic metres of rock The supervisor told me they found 10m3 on the first excavation another 5 during electrical…

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Patrick
Sep 24, 2018 2:21 pm
Patrick

Do you mean like this?

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SnowLeopard
Sep 24, 2018 1:38 pm
SnowLeopard

Newpark Estate, Marsden Park

Newpark Estate, Marsden Park
NSW
1, 2, 3

thanks, will try to check with council

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kingofnowhere
Sep 24, 2018 11:44 am

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
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Do you happen to know if he is licensed and have you tried his services? Will try to get in touch with him. Thanks!

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Gio_aus
Sep 24, 2018 11:17 am
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rdcool
Sep 24, 2018 10:38 am
pbwhi0
pbwhi0
15 h

Metallix Bronze/Surfmist

Metallix Bronze/Surfmist
NSW

We built with Ausbuild and the PGH Eclipse bricks are in the standard range. We didn't pay any extra whereas had we gone with the Metallix from Austral I think they were…

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pbwhi0
Sep 24, 2018 6:24 am
pbwhi0

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
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I am so jealous... Don't think we will ever start building. Your houses are looking great 😀 Our stage of land development reached practical completion on Friday. The…

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GEOnTREY
Sep 24, 2018 1:08 am

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

no lime wash, there's one more coat of clearcoat and that's it. my phone camera is terrible and doesn't do the colour justice.

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frankily
Sep 23, 2018 10:23 pm

Ausbuild Finlay 36 - Painting commenced, driveway installed!

Ausbuild Finlay 36 - Painting commenced, driveway installed!
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Paul, thanks def will do that, Ken been good so far and don't have any complaints, we have requested the stacker doors end glass be stopped around so the first opening…

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GrantFC
Sep 23, 2018 10:06 pm
Tajana
Tajana
Yesterday

Update

Update

That is fantastic . Thank you so much Paul .

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Tajana
Sep 23, 2018 8:20 pm
Tajana
TiredHalo
TiredHalo
Yesterday

Clarendon Homes | Sheridan 41

Clarendon Homes | Sheridan 41
VIC

Yeah the entire house will be rendered, so we won't have bricks. They're replacing the bricks with Hebel and using acrylic render.

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TiredHalo
Sep 23, 2018 6:55 pm
TiredHalo
GarethB
GarethB
Yesterday

Coral Homes – Lisbon 25, Hervey Bay / QLD

Coral Homes – Lisbon 25, Hervey Bay / QLD
1, 2

Yes 100% them, and they did an amazing job :) Cant wait to see it come together.

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GarethB
Sep 23, 2018 1:50 pm
GarethB
coppersmith
coppersmith
Yesterday

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
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They finished bricking our house yesterday, last bit was the balcony. From what I could see, it looks good. I'm happy with the plumbing, looks like it was done neatly,…

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coppersmith
Sep 23, 2018 1:28 pm
Reneeh
Reneeh
Yesterday

Henley Yorke 21

Henley Yorke 21
VIC

Hi Salman, Oh okay, thank you for sending that through :) Regards Renee

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Reneeh
Sep 23, 2018 12:14 pm

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310
NSW
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Following your build :) looks amazing so far! loving your floor plan.

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Ourhomebythehill
Sep 23, 2018 11:06 am
Trav18
Trav18
Yesterday

Building With Wisdom Homes - Shaker Style Upgrad

Building With Wisdom Homes - Shaker Style Upgrad

I’ve posted a snap of the quote above. Does anyone have a similar snap of their quote they can give me that I can use to convince them that there has been a mistake.

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Trav18
Sep 23, 2018 10:46 am
Drew01
Drew01
Yesterday

Metricon Winchester 28- PCI done!

Metricon Winchester 28- PCI done!
VIC
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I agree, ours has all manner of crap spread all over it, and it was pristine when we handed it over. Most of ours is brickies sand though, so it's not terrible, just…

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Drew01
Sep 23, 2018 10:21 am
Drew01
kailie86
kailie86
Yesterday

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast
QLD
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That’s basically what it means however it pretty much only applies to site costs. So if they go to do your piering for example but it’s discovered that what was…

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kailie86
Sep 23, 2018 10:19 am
kailie86
yoyohv
yoyohv
Yesterday

Protecting your Slab

Protecting your Slab
VIC
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Thanks for this man!

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yoyohv
Sep 23, 2018 9:41 am
Reneeh
Reneeh
Yesterday

Building Henley Yorke - Ashford Park Werribee

Building Henley Yorke - Ashford Park Werribee

Hi All We are signing up with Henley to build the Yorke 21. Unfortunately them not having display homes for it, anyone have any pictures of it? Also overall experience…

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Reneeh
Sep 23, 2018 9:18 am
Reneeh
Reneeh
23 September

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?

Hey, We just purchased a block In Ashford Park and they said it will be titled Q1 of next year so 🤞 by March 2019.

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Reneeh
Sep 23, 2018 9:10 am
lilbza
lilbza
23 September

Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD
QLD
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Not in Queensland they didn't. There wasn't a single Hamptons style facade with any volume builder in QLD when I started looking for a builder 2 years ago. The best…

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lilbza
Sep 23, 2018 9:07 am
lilbza

I'm back from holidays, and I have a build update! Yay~ much progress has been made~ Doors are on, waterproofing complete, kitchen cabinetry in, rendering on outside…

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CW_L
Sep 23, 2018 8:45 am
CW_L
kathysangel
kathysangel
23 September

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
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thank you, I am in NSW, we have Fair Trading NSW and I am going to contact them for sure. I just cannot believe that they are so disrespectful. we were trying to be nice…

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kathysangel
Sep 23, 2018 4:32 am
Brian22
Brian22
22 September

Cornerstone estate Werribee

Cornerstone estate Werribee

Hello everyone, I'm in the process of selecting a builder and am wondering if anyone is building in or near Cornerstone estate in Werribee. My biggest question of all is…

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Brian22
Sep 22, 2018 9:24 pm
Tashmc
Tashmc
22 September

Take Two

Take Two
ACT
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hi Variegated, Just stumbled across your thread, was so interesting to read had to go back to the start and read it all, amazing build and a very long journey you have…

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Tashmc
Sep 22, 2018 8:48 pm
Tashmc

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