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Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...

Gorgeous facade. I would have loved to have afford a nice/fancy facade but I'm lucky enough to afford a house in the first place :)

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CalicoCat
Jul 17, 2018 6:50 pm
periperi
periperi
4 July

How often do you visit your site?

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

We visit the site every day or two. It's worth asking your supervisor when various tradies will be scheduled to be there. I agree with the comment above that it's more…

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periperi
Jul 04, 2018 2:43 pm
periperi

Things you forget - summary page 32

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

How's. This.... We have 3 bathrooms each shower has a recess which holds shampoo etc. We wanted tiled 300 x 400. We got 250 x 370 and all three varied in dimensions.…

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michaelyoni64
Jul 04, 2018 9:04 pm

Coral homes marcoola 32 modified - mundoolun qld

Coral homes marcoola 32 modified - mundoolun qld
QLD
1, 2

I think it was around $700. I was going to leave the free one and change this later but it is hard to find one in the exact size that will be cut into the stone in black.…

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cass_rox
Jul 18, 2018 10:37 am
kks
kks
31 m

Knock Down Rebuild SE MELB with Hallbury homes

Knock Down Rebuild SE MELB with Hallbury homes

Learnt the importance of azimuth/siting with my Laurence Street, Manly, unit. The most fabulous views across Sydney Harbour and out through The Heads. But what a cold,…

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kks
Jul 18, 2018 10:18 am

Site works advice needed

Site works advice needed

Those levels & that cut and fill is nonsense they are just burying Concrete & Bricks (@$200/m3 material cost while fill is only $30m3) The optimised engineering solution…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 18, 2018 9:00 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Custom KDR Canberra

Custom KDR Canberra
ACT

Nice orientation, you’re lucky to have a rear to north block! My only suggestion would be to reconsider the window to the pantry, as it’s west facing so may heat that…

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Hillsbuilds
Jul 18, 2018 8:49 am
CC7
CC7
2 h

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1 ... 23, 24, 25

kitchen splashback. seriously SO good, well done with the colour selection there, can't wait to see the room finished I'm jealous your stone has a protective plastic on…

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CC7
Jul 18, 2018 8:38 am
CC7

Deposit query?? House and land.. help!!!!

Deposit query?? House and land.. help!!!!

The amount you have already paid forms part of your 17.5k deposit.

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blackcat20
Jul 18, 2018 8:23 am
blackcat20

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 578, 579, 580

Good to hear you are back on track. Totally agree with your comments regarding ss. I don't believe they get the support they need from wisdom management. I can see heaps…

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lombieagle
Jul 18, 2018 7:06 am
lombieagle

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
1 ... 86, 87, 88

Our slab ended up being 2 pours, they did the bottom first, then they did the top half (we have a split level). Frames were delivered yesterday, and i drove past this…

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the dream
Jul 17, 2018 10:31 pm
shazaw
shazaw
13 h

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
1 ... 78, 79, 80

Thank you every one, really can't wait to be in the house. I have been moving bits and pieces every time I go over. And today hubby booked in removalist for tomorrow…

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shazaw
Jul 17, 2018 10:04 pm
Drew01
Drew01
13 h

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 373, 374, 375

The Envoy is the brains of the Enphase solar system we're going with post handover. The prep wiring is basically a 240v rated data cable from the switch board where the…

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Drew01
Jul 17, 2018 9:59 pm
Drew01

Vinyl flooring going in this week. It’s not as dark as in the photo, even the walls look a different colour so must be my phone, and covered in dust from the slab but I…

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aphsta
Jul 17, 2018 9:40 pm

Rawson Balmoral 34 MK1

Rawson Balmoral 34 MK1
NSW

All good mate, glad to help. If you need anymore advice more than happy to help with what happened to us. Yeah I loved the Chifley as soon as I walked in with void in the…

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Salfield
Jul 17, 2018 9:29 pm

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
1 ... 12, 13, 14

We are at gyprocking stage and i totally get what you mean. Now that everything is up, ive realised how small our theatre room is ! :( Gaaaaah... First time i saw…

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Portofino38
Jul 17, 2018 8:53 pm

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 553, 554, 555

Thankyou. I think it was about $300 for the small tile laying charge. 😊

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mj-mac4
Jul 17, 2018 8:31 pm
mj-mac4
gogo65
gogo65
15 h

Custom Build with Summit Homes Perth

Custom Build with Summit Homes Perth
WA

Plan looks fantastic, Looking forward to seeing your colour selection!

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gogo65
Jul 17, 2018 8:18 pm
gogo65
trimum
trimum
15 h

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
1 ... 45, 46, 47

We are probably getting one from bunnings too but still looking around

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trimum
Jul 17, 2018 8:06 pm
trimum

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Site start

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Site start
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Dispensation approved .. oh and while we're at it, BUILDING PERMIT TOO!!! My CA sprung that one on me, I squealed in the office :D Waiting on an official site start date,…

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Clareymoo
Jul 17, 2018 7:48 pm

Building with 8homes or UrbanEdge Melbourne ??

Building with 8homes or UrbanEdge Melbourne ??
VIC

I built with 8 homes. Very good process, took shorter time than expected. Independent inspector said that this house was one of the very few that had very little to no…

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arrow224
Jul 17, 2018 7:48 pm
GLO
GLO
15 h

New build & Electricity Smart meters (off peak with solar pa

New build & Electricity Smart meters (off peak with solar pa
NSW

Hi, I’m in the Endeavour Energy wholesale electrical area (greater Sydney area) which usually do not use Time of Use smart meters and rather use flat Peak rate and…

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GLO
Jul 17, 2018 7:28 pm
Guy T
Guy T
16 h

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Wow! we were just notified today pre handover inspection is set for 1st of August. Sooo exciting but feel a bit panicked now about all the things we have to do before we move in

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Guy T
Jul 17, 2018 6:39 pm

B1 Homes Perth WA -Custom Design

B1 Homes Perth WA -Custom Design
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Top of the list is defiantly gutter guard.....lots of build-up of leaves already and can cause some issues if not on top of it, I'm sure it will be a job that is never…

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sparky_JsP
Jul 17, 2018 4:48 pm
sparky_JsP

Our First Home - Ballarat - Welcome to Tiling!!!

Our First Home - Ballarat - Welcome to Tiling!!!
VIC
1 ... 18, 19, 20

It’s all happening today. Had a call from SS again and wants me to bring down all my lights tommorrow for Electrican to install so I will taking photos. So exciting

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icat2000
Jul 17, 2018 3:26 pm
icat2000

Tile Selection for your House

Tile Selection for your House
WA

Thanks alot for your advice. We will engage some professional to proof read.

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Prateek
Jul 17, 2018 2:52 pm
shazaw
shazaw
20 h

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
1 ... 37, 38, 39

Nice colour, and you still have a decent room on the side. :-D Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
Jul 17, 2018 2:37 pm

Celebration Homes Build

Celebration Homes Build
WA
1, 2

Hi, Thanks for your reply. Trying to help forum users to make intelligent decision in selecting Tiles with an example of WA Tiles. You are correct that this is our Family…

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Prateek
Jul 17, 2018 1:58 pm

Our KDR Project - Canberra

Our KDR Project - Canberra
ACT

Thanks algernon, we are noting your points for our next iteration of the concept. Cheers

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ligongl
Jul 17, 2018 1:21 pm
Willp
Willp
23 h

Recommend a builder

Recommend a builder

A friend of mine has recently built with Sheridan Homes (AHB). And he recommends them. He is saying the independent inspector didn't find many faults in his reports. How…

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Willp
Jul 17, 2018 12:13 pm

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Keep on them PE, you’ve done well making sure Arden fix all the items on your report. We’ve got one more inspection and won’t be handing over the final payment until…

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firsttime_homies1401
Jul 17, 2018 11:47 am
firsttime_homies1401

Henley - Sahara 40 Build - Fit out has begun!

Henley - Sahara 40 Build - Fit out has begun!
VIC
1 ... 34, 35, 36

at out local garden supply place they have used timber as the base and secured the shed on to it.they also have factory 2nd sheds for cheaper price.pay a visit to them and…

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thech_nerd
Jul 17, 2018 11:36 am
thech_nerd

1st Build - New Choice Homes

1st Build - New Choice Homes
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hey! Question, how big is your garden shed? And how does it sit in comparison to the rest of the back yard?

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stayxtrue
Jul 17, 2018 11:03 am
stayxtrue
reaver
reaver
24 h

Porter Davis upgrades

Porter Davis upgrades
QLD

See existing thread here. Some of the things you listed might have been already mentioned in that thread its just a matter of searching within it. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=54817

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reaver
Jul 17, 2018 10:51 am
reaver
Kimmykim
Kimmykim
Yesterday

Metricon Winchester 28- Bricking and plastering

Metricon Winchester 28- Bricking and plastering
VIC
1 ... 32, 33, 34

Paul’s ice coffee isn’t sold outside of the Northern Territory. I miss it sooo much!!! Freeze it and then hand carry them on the plane to Melbourne so you have a stash…

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Kimmykim
Jul 17, 2018 10:19 am
allblaqk
allblaqk
Yesterday

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast
QLD
1 ... 42, 43, 44

We went silver grey and I love it. My friends have real wood look though and it looks awesome. Black will show a lot of marks and dirt, I wanted dark but our builder…

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allblaqk
Jul 17, 2018 10:04 am
allblaqk
bestspecials
bestspecials
Yesterday

Modified Coral Marcoola 32 SEQ

Modified Coral Marcoola 32 SEQ
NSW
1 ... 8, 9, 10

How have you guys settled in. Any current photos.

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bestspecials
Jul 17, 2018 9:37 am
bestspecials

We are currently waiting for a price to come back on the Chelsea 37 with a few (BIG!) changes. Can anyone tell me what the base price is on the 37 though? So we know where…

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Rosiebf
Jul 17, 2018 8:45 am
ZoranaAlex
ZoranaAlex
Yesterday

New Living Homes

New Living Homes
NSW
1 ... 39, 40, 41

We still haven't got anything, since nothing has been happening! But I'm guessing its the set up fee

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ZoranaAlex
Jul 17, 2018 7:09 am
Old Bloke
Old Bloke
Yesterday

A detailed task breakdown start-to-finish for a KDR?

A detailed task breakdown start-to-finish for a KDR?

You will need to establish which side, of your proposed new house, your meter box will be on and then request the application form from the distributor and complete with…

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Old Bloke
Jul 17, 2018 6:02 am
KateAndDuke
KateAndDuke
Yesterday

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 28, 29, 30

Hey mate, our large window near the staircase was installed about 10cm lower than all other windows and as a result it didn’t line up with the grooves in the matrix…

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KateAndDuke
Jul 17, 2018 12:45 am
KateAndDuke
nikhi24
nikhi24
16 July

Coral Homes Avoca 20 - Ripley QLD

Coral Homes Avoca 20 - Ripley QLD
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Oh you want to make sure you get your lovely stained timber. So exciting your flying ahead. We finally got site cut, 3 months after initial start date but at least its…

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nikhi24
Jul 16, 2018 9:46 pm

Week 8 So this last week has seen the installation of our Hebel exterior cladding. With this, per our contract, we have been issued our Lock-up…

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Kollosche
Jul 16, 2018 9:19 pm
httpants
httpants
16 July

Plantation Mirage Vogue Q1 Build - Sherwood, QLD

Plantation Mirage Vogue Q1 Build - Sherwood, QLD
QLD
1, 2

Swapping living and alfresco is a standard option, so we did that to fit a pool in between the alfresco and our left boundary fence, plus the balcony on the top level…

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httpants
Jul 16, 2018 9:19 pm
gr8ly
gr8ly
16 July

Valeco first time build North Brisbane

Valeco first time build North Brisbane
QLD
1, 2, 3

We are hoping before September. we have asked multiple times but they are very reluctant to give us an answer - not surprised, there is still a lot to go in my opinion.…

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gr8ly
Jul 16, 2018 8:42 pm
gr8ly

We also had to head back to Weeks to select a new bench top for our kitchen, Polytec has discontinued their ABS edging however we were able find a Wilsonart concrete look…

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Code128
Jul 16, 2018 8:39 pm
Code128
Kandi
Kandi
16 July

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
1 ... 93, 94, 95

Thanks for the photos Renman. We will keep an eye on ours.

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Kandi
Jul 16, 2018 8:36 pm
winto_04
winto_04
16 July

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 755, 756, 757

I'm sure they'll do almost anything if you're willing to pay for it. If they wont, they can leave a cabinet out (as in the case of a dishwasher space) then you could get…

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winto_04
Jul 16, 2018 5:13 pm

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