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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
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 Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Warned that we will probably be charged although I had a strong argument against, they are going to go in to bat for us tomorrow.

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becks81
Oct 23, 2018 6:30 pm

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 561, 562, 563

Hi Kevinmarquies We chose 600x600 rectified tiles from national tiles for all our living areas and cost us about $2800 extra on top of the allowance. Bear in mind the…

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Marcoola32_GC
Oct 23, 2018 5:23 pm

hi guys! we are having another big battle with kurmond over a variation. so they are doing the driveway now and they sent us a variation for removal of soil under it. it…

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nada17
Oct 23, 2018 4:41 pm

Are these defects "normal" ?

Are these defects "normal" ?

Are you building with a 'big' builder? Many of them use very young trades and I am not deliberately bad mouthing the younger guys, you can get it with the older ones too,…

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TashPaul
Oct 23, 2018 4:31 pm
TashPaul

Building Glendale 34 Limited Edition with Metricon in Wallan

Building Glendale 34 Limited Edition with Metricon in Wallan
VIC

We have hired Houspect as our independent inspector and we will use them for every stage of the build - just for piece of mind. A lot of people use Darbecca and seem to…

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shokel1975
Oct 23, 2018 3:51 pm
shokel1975

East Estate

East Estate
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

We had fixed site costs - somewhere around the $18k mark from memory.

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smithfamily
Oct 23, 2018 3:32 pm
ehhc
ehhc
3 h

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
1 ... 47, 48, 49

Wow the sheers over the stackers look great!! we’ve left the sheers for the sliding and stacking doors to last, wasn’t sure how they would look and function but your…

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ehhc
Oct 23, 2018 3:29 pm
ehhc

Review standard inclusions provided by builder

Review standard inclusions provided by builder
QLD

Read your contract thoroughly and make sure all the inclusions are there my builder didnt include my bar fridge tank and many more things I payed for I had to specs on my…

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kathysangel
Oct 23, 2018 2:42 pm

Rawson Homes & The Life Style Store - Any feeback?

Rawson Homes & The Life Style Store - Any feeback?
NSW

Hi all, In the process of trying to finalise our build with Rawson Homes and our Home Theatre & Home Automation needs to be arranged in advance with The Life Style Store…

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JiMb00
Oct 23, 2018 2:28 pm
JiMb00

Electrical plan in sovereign 50 Metricon

Electrical plan in sovereign 50 Metricon

We were told you won't need as many downlights as the display homes - they are lit up like an airport. We are building the Glendale 42. We have the following number of…

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shokel1975
Oct 23, 2018 2:16 pm
shokel1975

Montgomery Homes Carolina

Montgomery Homes Carolina
NSW

thanks so much for the photo. do you have any pics of the inside just as you enter? would love to see the entry and what it feels like with standard height ceiling. thanks again

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Stella80
Oct 23, 2018 2:01 pm

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
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lower floor roofs doesn't go on until after the eaves are in. once the scaffolding are down then that's when they start the alfresco and front. our roof was on in one day too.

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ymiao4398
Oct 23, 2018 1:00 pm

G.J Gardner build - Week 16 - Painting

G.J Gardner build - Week 16 - Painting
QLD
1 ... 13, 14, 15

That's what I have emailed and asked if we can actually go in and do some work. Curtains etc. Driveway - paths, garden.... I wish Xmas didn't happen this year :)

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BrentandAllison
Oct 23, 2018 12:25 pm
BrentandAllison

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

How exciting Brad, finally some progress for you.. Congratulations!!! We walked past last night and saw the excavator on the land :)

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Emily_2477
Oct 23, 2018 12:11 pm
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Quirmeball1280
Oct 23, 2018 11:32 am
Quirmeball1280

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
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I think it’s like glossy paint. From the packaging, it looks like a DIY epoxy garage floor coating that can be bought from Bunnings. We were told to leave it to dry…

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Quirmeball1280
Oct 23, 2018 11:30 am
Quirmeball1280

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

That's true Drew...anyway for us the bank needs to pay M. So if its through bank trf we may have delays as the bank will do a final inspection and valuation before it…

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excited_builders
Oct 23, 2018 8:22 am
IamSAM
IamSAM
10 h

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 47, 48, 49

My builder got the engineers to update their drawings.

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IamSAM
Oct 23, 2018 8:20 am
IamSAM
Manj
Manj
11 h

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Absolutely wrapped to see things moving soon Rachael13..

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Manj
Oct 23, 2018 7:50 am
Manj

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
1 ... 14, 15, 16

The Cygnus colour is beautiful - can totally see why you wanted it! But I guess as long as you can find an alternative that you're happy with, then all is well 😊. PCI…

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Newy-Jan
Oct 22, 2018 9:49 pm
Wild
Wild
21 h

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 402, 403, 404

Drew - your windows at the front of the house, Are they also 1800MM ?

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Wild
Oct 22, 2018 9:43 pm

Who's building with Clarendon??

Who's building with Clarendon??
NSW
1 ... 925, 926, 927

Anyone received a letter from council regrading damage survey cost for after completion ? approx. $279 ? Shouldnt this paid by Clarendon ? or I have to pay it myself…

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wentworth33
Oct 22, 2018 9:21 pm
Salfield
Salfield
Yesterday

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Can anyone that built via CDC tell me if a CDC certificate is a construction certificate? If so we have had one since early August and my understanding is that they need…

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Salfield
Oct 22, 2018 6:08 pm

Pre-slab nightmare - Please help.

Pre-slab nightmare - Please help.
VIC

What was your outcome with the escalation to the state manager?

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Livingthe_dream.au
Oct 22, 2018 3:15 pm
kirashogun
kirashogun
Yesterday

What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell

What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell
VIC
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Natural actually. So I guess the builder chose a sandy reddish kind of colour. Flush profile.

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kirashogun
Oct 22, 2018 2:34 pm
kjane
kjane
Yesterday

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Unfortunately no more progress on the frames due to the rain, so fingers crossed for this week. Has your DA gone in yet or do you have to have all selections done first?…

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kjane
Oct 22, 2018 12:51 pm
KingTaco
KingTaco
Yesterday

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane
QLD

Tricky decisions. These house we are building are adding to supply side, Something like 80, 000 detached homes reckoned to be in the Ozzie supply pipe-line right now. And…

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KingTaco
Oct 22, 2018 12:36 pm
KingTaco
Bronte19
Bronte19
Yesterday

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

You are catching up quick CalicoCat. Hopefully Fairhaven fixed all the issues you pointed out to them.

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Bronte19
Oct 22, 2018 11:55 am
bestspecials
bestspecials
Yesterday

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)
QLD
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Thanks. The grass is Sir Walter. It is growing madly.

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bestspecials
Oct 22, 2018 10:41 am
bestspecials

Termination of building contract due to being unable to get

Termination of building contract due to being unable to get

We were with Sherridan homes. That’s what I thought! It’s so unfair we just feel sick about it!

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Melissa.prinsloo
Oct 22, 2018 9:50 am
joy1884
joy1884
Yesterday

Carlisle Homes - Easy Living Tennyson 25

Carlisle Homes - Easy Living Tennyson 25
VIC

Hi snapey, what colour palette did you choose in the end? Im finalizing my cobtract and still cobfused if i should go with new york or paris.

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joy1884
Oct 22, 2018 9:03 am
MangoC
MangoC
Yesterday

Arden Developments

Arden Developments
VIC
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Thanks Ezza. Its hard to know what is a legitimate cost and what can be pushed to be avoided.

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MangoC
Oct 22, 2018 8:58 am
wongbruce
wongbruce
Yesterday

Mapleton Grove 18 Barry Road NSW

Mapleton Grove 18 Barry Road NSW
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hey Joe, We had our pegout last week and have been advised that they will go onsite this week to begin work. In regards to your driveway have you joined the Building…

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wongbruce
Oct 22, 2018 6:58 am
lynnlee
lynnlee
22 October

Building new home

Building new home
SA

Thankyou for your input. I have just brought the block after thinking a while about it. I will do as you have advised. Thankyou very much :)

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lynnlee
Oct 22, 2018 12:06 am
sunnyarora
sunnyarora
21 October

Domaine homes by clerondon

Domaine homes by clerondon
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hello Guys, I am new to this forum. I have just bought a Land on Tedbury Road opposite to National Park in Jordan Springs East. I did wasted alot of time looking for…

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sunnyarora
Oct 21, 2018 11:57 pm

Hi everyone! Here is a little house update. I can hardly believe that we moved in 19 months ago!! Exterior: we decided to tint all our windows for extra…

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goldcoasthome
Oct 21, 2018 10:04 pm
goldcoasthome
Kollosche
Kollosche
21 October

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Week 22 As I had expected, we were again delayed for handover. On Wednesday (17/10/2018.) afternoon my site supervisor gave me a call and…

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Kollosche
Oct 21, 2018 9:47 pm
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
21 October

Simonds Prague Modified - Adelaide

Simonds Prague Modified - Adelaide
SA

With the ensuite have you thought about/talked to Cahill about putting a shower seat instead where the duct was? We have one in ours and it's actually amazing (and as…

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JM1911A1
Oct 21, 2018 8:45 pm
JM1911A1
nervousnelly
nervousnelly
21 October

Who is building with Beechwood

Who is building with Beechwood
NSW
1 ... 785, 786, 787

Hi Lauren, I have only just sarted getting notices again from this site, not sure wy they stoppe, but anyways did you still need a pic. Cheers

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nervousnelly
Oct 21, 2018 8:39 pm
nervousnelly
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
21 October

Mount Barker Thread

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

You'd be best contacting the Bluestone developer team to confirm - we're next door at Springlake who only uses ELGas but not all developers have specific requirements.

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JM1911A1
Oct 21, 2018 8:35 pm
JM1911A1
Sundew Views
Sundew Views
21 October

KDR Rawson Windermere 32 with 2 Bed Granny

KDR Rawson Windermere 32 with 2 Bed Granny
NSW
1, 2

Any updates for this thread, would love to see how it’s been going. We’ve just signed up for this design and it’s hard to find others doing same design

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Sundew Views
Oct 21, 2018 7:14 pm
Chippy891
Chippy891
21 October

Metricon Kirra 23

Metricon Kirra 23

Hi just wondering how you enjoy your Kira 23 we are also needing the acoustic as we are near an airport. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated Thanks Jhai

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Chippy891
Oct 21, 2018 4:58 pm

Frame in place and colorbond on site. Happy with progress so far

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BuLe
Oct 21, 2018 4:24 pm
BuLe
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
21 October

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham
SA
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Your house looks very nice, you must be pleased with the results. It’s always great to hear on this forum, how everyone’s plans and dreams become a reality. 😁 Is…

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Bebbsy
Oct 21, 2018 4:12 pm

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