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16.10.2018. Hopefully not too long now till we have a slab.

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NicolleAW
Oct 17, 2018 9:41 am
Melos
Melos
16 October

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
tina v
tina v
16 October

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

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

Love it when things happen ! Carpet, Garage Door and Storm Water started.

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Code128
Oct 14, 2018 8:18 pm
Code128

Hello, I would like to get advice on SP10 glazing on western wall. This is a kitchen window & butlers. I have heard that SP10 is more prone to dirt and hard to clean,…

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Trent Smith
Oct 14, 2018 10:52 am
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
12 October

Eden Two Wells SA

Eden Two Wells SA
SA

We are currently costing a modified Harrington Alfresco, very similar in size as yours, also on a flat block (which is not a house/land package). It has 2.7 ceilings and…

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Bebbsy
Oct 12, 2018 7:53 am
Santo65
Santo65
11 October

Adelaide Marcoola 32

Adelaide Marcoola 32
SA

Banks!!! Can't live with 'em and can't live without 'em :/

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Santo65
Oct 11, 2018 9:43 am
Santo65
Estyfel
Estyfel
11 October

Distinctive Homes Adelaide

Distinctive Homes Adelaide
SA

Hi Ajoshi, You said you signed up with Distinctive in May? How has the process been so far? Have you started building?

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Estyfel
Oct 11, 2018 9:02 am
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
10 October

New build - Weeks Building Group SA

New build - Weeks Building Group SA
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Your house looks amazing, congratulations. We built with Weeks 14 years ago, a very similar style to yours. It took 15 months! Your side retaining walls look great, can I…

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Bebbsy
Oct 10, 2018 12:15 pm
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
10 October

Building new home

Building new home
SA

Michaelyoni64 did you build with Hickinbotham, if so which design?

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Bebbsy
Oct 10, 2018 11:00 am
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
10 October

Building 1st home with Hickingbotham in S.A

Building 1st home with Hickingbotham in S.A
SA
1, 2, 3

That’s useful to know. Thx and good luck with your build.

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Bebbsy
Oct 10, 2018 10:42 am
Melbournevic
Melbournevic
8 October

Decking new Alfresco

Decking new Alfresco
SA

Thanks KingTaco, that looks really good.

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Melbournevic
Oct 08, 2018 5:46 pm
Entilzha
Entilzha
6 October

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod - Post Handover

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod - Post Handover
SA
1 ... 36, 37, 38

they will send someone out to check the tiles but advised they get a lot of high moisture levels as a result of the pest company and havent found an issue yet - at least…

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Entilzha
Oct 06, 2018 11:30 pm
Jolly
Jolly
6 October

First Home Build - Fairmont Homes

First Home Build - Fairmont Homes
SA

Can’t wait to see progress pictures of your journey 😀

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Jolly
Oct 06, 2018 9:58 am
Jolly
Black Duck
Black Duck
26 September

New Build - Weeks Building Group - Balhannah SA

New Build - Weeks Building Group - Balhannah SA
SA
1, 2, 3

Thank you, really appreciate that :-) We have been happy with process so far, time will tell I guess. Couple of little things haven't been quite right - but we know we…

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Black Duck
Sep 26, 2018 4:02 pm
LeCorbusier
LeCorbusier
26 September

Custom build Format Homes SA

Custom build Format Homes SA
SA

The footings/site costs originally allowed for were 60k, then after the soil tests it went up to 66k.

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LeCorbusier
Sep 26, 2018 2:30 am
Drew01
Drew01
25 September

Things you forget - summary page 32

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

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

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

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Guy T
Sep 24, 2018 7:28 pm
Ourhomebythehill
Ourhomebythehill
23 September

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 30, 31, 32

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
JZ Build
JZ Build
22 September

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
1 ... 75, 76, 77

"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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JZ Build
Sep 22, 2018 4:15 pm

I know it’s all the pics I have atm but with only a bit of paint to go and lighting our facade is nearly done Electrical and security all done now, only air con and…

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stoff17
Sep 21, 2018 10:06 pm
phantom18
phantom18
17 September

New Home Questions

New Home Questions
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Has anyone brought blinds from Blinds Online? Were they any good?

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phantom18
Sep 17, 2018 4:12 pm

It's been a quiet week for us with the house plans so I thought I'd share another post. We have enjoyed the flexibility of the Simonds Fusion process as it allowed us to…

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kaykens
Sep 09, 2018 2:44 pm
kaykens

Hi guys, just an update - house is coming along great, very fast, I reckon in a month or two we'll be done. We wound up signing the variation form for the generator hire :(

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catlover79
Sep 05, 2018 2:02 am
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
3 September

Plumbing - How to use rainwater

Plumbing - How to use rainwater
SA

We're building a new home (trenches digging as we speak) and are required to have a rainwater tank. I need to talk to…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Sep 04, 2018 12:48 am
Pepsi_Drinker
Rajvin
Rajvin
22 August

Building with sterling homes adelaide

Building with sterling homes adelaide
SA

Hi MrsDi, I did not end up signing the contract with Sterling, they were unable to clarify a fixed price contract before signing the contract. I have signed a contract…

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Rajvin
Aug 22, 2018 12:32 pm
phantom18
phantom18
14 August

Mount Barker Thread

Mount Barker Thread
SA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

I am building in Bluestone, They have mains gas, just wondering do I have to sign up to a provider?

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phantom18
Aug 14, 2018 2:41 pm
stoff17
stoff17
12 August

Metricon Franklin - SA (Moved)

Metricon Franklin - SA (Moved)
SA

Yeah playing the waiting game with curing is so annoying but the right thing to do. Driving past every day and as much as the slab makes you happy, hunting for the next…

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stoff17
Aug 12, 2018 9:46 pm
Monkey55
Monkey55
6 August

Eden Estate Two Wells SA

Eden Estate Two Wells SA
SA
1, 2

Thats what I thought too. The stage two civil works are all done, so not sure why its still blocked off. Maybe its easier then blocking off the two roads that branch…

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Monkey55
Aug 06, 2018 3:04 pm
Tidus0
Tidus0
31 July

SA Housing Centre - Advice!

SA Housing Centre - Advice!
SA

I know this may be a little late for some but a few things with SA Housing Centre (I’m building the Idaho Alfresco). 1. The 10k is if you go with KeyStart and take the…

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Tidus0
Jul 31, 2018 10:08 pm
benblinkau
benblinkau
31 July

Weeks Custom build - Virginia Grove - SA

Weeks Custom build - Virginia Grove - SA
SA
1, 2

Goodness me... well, you seemed to get the rough end of weeks even earlier than us! Dont waste your time with trevor... he just went completely missing after making…

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benblinkau
Jul 31, 2018 9:21 am
benblinkau
DennyFab
DennyFab
30 July

Building with Simonds in Adelaide

Building with Simonds in Adelaide
SA
1 ... 58, 59, 60

You are right. You know I worked with conveyor belt system too. I ordered some on https://dyno.co.nz/ . It helped me to speed up the building…

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DennyFab
Jul 30, 2018 6:36 pm
Guy T
Guy T
24 July

Statesman homes

Statesman homes
SA

Correct. No catch. I guess it would add up about the same for the company as you're ineligible for savings through promotions. It was attractive for us as we would rather…

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Guy T
Jul 24, 2018 7:43 pm
Hugebloke
Hugebloke
23 July

Dechellis Home - Custom Design

Dechellis Home - Custom Design
SA

looks like an amazing home! quite a nice little mock up. i really wish i had something like that for mine as i struggle to imagine it all :) keep us in the loop how you go…

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Hugebloke
Jul 23, 2018 10:10 pm
Hugebloke
algernon
algernon
23 July

Final Floorplans - Advice & Ideas

Final Floorplans - Advice & Ideas
SA

For what it's worth, I prefer the new plan - I think that it has a better flow between areas and makes better use of natural light into the main living areas. However, I…

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algernon
Jul 23, 2018 9:54 pm
dunkintoo
dunkintoo
18 July

Metricon Franklin 53 - SA

Metricon Franklin 53 - SA
SA

Yeah. We are quite excited as well. We live 5 mins. away and can't stop driving by the property now that the land has been cleared and cut. I am going to have to spend…

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dunkintoo
Jul 19, 2018 12:50 am

Metro Property Developments - Adelaide

Metro Property Developments - Adelaide
SA

Yes - that’s the lesson we had to learn as we bought it as a completed home and land package - not direct with the builder. Live and learn I guess. I agree with you -…

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Disgruntledbuyer
Jul 12, 2018 6:39 pm

Metro Property Development SA

Metro Property Development SA
SA

We bought a home and land package from a staff member of metro homes. We found him to be professional and helpful and that is where it stopped. Apparently once the house…

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Disgruntledbuyer
Jul 12, 2018 7:54 am

Simonds Cleland in Adelaide

Simonds Cleland in Adelaide
SA

So these are some of the selections we made. Going for a modern version of queenslander/hamptons style but very brighr and airy External - Roof: Basalt Bricks: PGH…

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sarahmarie
Jul 05, 2018 1:01 am
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kelwos44
Jun 22, 2018 11:28 am

Sovereign Metricon

Sovereign Metricon
SA
1, 2

Hey ...how is your build going?

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excited_builders
Jun 10, 2018 11:34 am
NicolleAW
NicolleAW
31 May

Vogue Dechellis

Vogue Dechellis
SA

We are about 40kms from the city so it's a bit of a drive but will be worth it for sure. 1. We have contemplated adding a window onto the family area which will be our…

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NicolleAW
May 31, 2018 4:04 pm
MJT
MJT
30 May

Simonds Prague Modified SA

Simonds Prague Modified SA
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

We are still yet to do any landscaping at our place. Retaining walls are so expensive :) We have done lots of little things inside, but we haven't decided what to hang on…

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MJT
May 30, 2018 12:16 pm
Wilko91
Wilko91
17 May

Fairmont Homes - Custom build

Fairmont Homes - Custom build
SA

Very cool guys! Good luck with the build!

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Wilko91
May 17, 2018 5:50 pm
Wilko91

Footings on a split Seaford meadows

Footings on a split Seaford meadows
SA

thanks Mate for the ideas there is one split level house on the same street but I haven’t been game enough to knock on their door.

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Ryanjcallaghan
May 16, 2018 9:34 pm

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