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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
CC7
CC7
30 m

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29
QLD
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We really do have great taste haha We have a small splashback area in the ensuite with marble tile (i have NO idea how this will look, we couldn't afford anymore…

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CC7
Apr 22, 2018 10:07 am
CC7

Hi Team I have paid the upgrade on my website blog so I can post videos. These have been taken to show my…

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Charly6s
Apr 22, 2018 10:01 am
Charly6s

So went out to the house on Friday afternoon. To our surprise, house was wrapped, all pre electrical and pre plumbing completed, windows and sliding doors installed,…

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breebarter
Apr 22, 2018 10:00 am
breebarter
Drew01
Drew01
57 m

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
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We're mostly using Group 4 who are engaged through Metricon. My best mate, who's a retired builder used to use them himself. My mate's already looked over it, and he…

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Drew01
Apr 22, 2018 9:40 am
Drew01
CC7
CC7
1 h

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / START DATE: April 11th

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / START DATE: April 11th
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We really wont have anything haha, but I'm hoping its enough to have some lush plants and a tiny bit of space between the patio areas and the garden. We only plan to have…

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CC7
Apr 22, 2018 9:35 am
CC7

We are only about 4 weeks away! Can’t wait to be in.

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cinda84
Apr 22, 2018 9:13 am

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 7: Gutters, Fascia, Roof)

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 7: Gutters, Fascia, Roof)
QLD
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Sorry its slow, Steph 😣 BUT your tiling looks awesome! That brickbond is 🙌 - also love your shower niche! Wishing we did that with ours now.... our one will fit my…

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Dylandbrooke
Apr 22, 2018 6:46 am
Dylandbrooke

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
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About time buddy! Enjoy your new home, i'm sure you'll love it once you're all settled in.

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dulie
Apr 22, 2018 5:31 am
dulie

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension
VIC
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deck looks beautiful! If you want the stain perfect, you have to do it yourself. Use sikkens, takes 3 coats, 24 hours between each application. Its pricey, but best on the…

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dulie
Apr 22, 2018 5:28 am
dulie

My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA

My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA
WA
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Look how productive you’ve been Dave, the gardens both front and back are looking great. We’ve done part of our front landscaping (limestone retaining, garden edging,…

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mrsdoe
Apr 22, 2018 1:54 am
mrsdoe
JB1
JB1
12 h

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.
VIC
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Did they install any cement sheet underlay under the tiles in the bathroom?

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JB1
Apr 21, 2018 11:07 pm
Dani_J
Dani_J
14 h

Our First Dream Home Wk 13 Stone Measure&Hopefully Install

Our First Dream Home Wk 13 Stone Measure&Hopefully Install
QLD
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Gosh tiles are just the hardest to get right IMO. There are so many options out there and as much as I love trawling Pinterest myself and looking at display homes, it can…

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Dani_J
Apr 21, 2018 8:53 pm

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
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That’s ridiculous... I’m so sorry for you ☹️ - B A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=87210

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Bridgetwitch
Apr 21, 2018 8:19 pm
Bridgetwitch

Anyone bulding with Lily Homes?

Anyone bulding with Lily Homes?
NSW

Hi Rushil just wanted to know your experience with lily home

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sonia329
Apr 21, 2018 6:57 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 525, 526, 527

All these fabulous looking houses being finished and great updates from current builds gives me a huge amount of confidence for my own when it starts.

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Manhattan52
Apr 21, 2018 6:54 pm
aphsta
aphsta
16 h

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home
NSW
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Went past the house today and all the timber for the roof and all of the tiles have been delivered!

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aphsta
Apr 21, 2018 6:08 pm
Renman
Renman
18 h

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
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Make sure you put every little thing on the PCI list, otherwise they won't want to address them before handover.

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Renman
Apr 21, 2018 4:35 pm
Renman

Hello All, We are planning to knockdown and rebuild a new home for us. Please see our floor plan so far. Love to hear your input and suggested changes. Thank…

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tajil
Apr 21, 2018 4:16 pm
shazaw
shazaw
19 h

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
1 ... 32, 33, 34

LOL My stress relief just thinking of landscaping and buying more plants . ::lol:: Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
Apr 21, 2018 3:38 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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Are you getting your independent inspection? If so, clarify the issue with them. If they say it’s a proper defect, then you have something to stand on. Otherwise it…

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Nabeelc
Apr 21, 2018 2:23 pm
Nabeelc

Land - controlled or uncontrolled fill

Land - controlled or uncontrolled fill

Thanks Nabeelc, that's a great idea, and low risk as if it doesn't work out then no harm done. Do you have a thread for your build?

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chiggles
Apr 21, 2018 2:00 pm

Argh!! Plants!! Why is it so hard to decide?? So we are FINALLY doing our front landscaping. (We actually don’t have that much to do but this whole plant decision is…

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PolkaDots
Apr 21, 2018 10:51 am
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J278
Apr 21, 2018 10:45 am
J278

Just picked up our painting from the framers - to go in the hallway - been rolled up under the bed for 5 years waiting for its new home! Hopefully keys by 10th May…

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dillongl
Apr 21, 2018 10:17 am
dillongl

Hi Guys, Looking at building the buxton with a few modifications as below. Anybody see any major flaws/modifications/suggestions to make? Thanks!

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Ratty05
Apr 21, 2018 9:49 am
Beljeff
Beljeff
Yesterday

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0
NSW
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Hi, there’s a FB group that has 47 members to talk about experiences and ideas. https://m.facebook.com/groups/394147827666800

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Beljeff
Apr 21, 2018 9:46 am
Beljeff
Beljeff
Yesterday

Building with Masterton - Harmony Exclusive

Building with Masterton - Harmony Exclusive
NSW

Hi, I’ve started a FB Group called “building with Masterton” I think there’s a couple of people building harmony. We have 47 members. To share expeirences.

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Beljeff
Apr 21, 2018 9:41 am
SDP
SDP
Yesterday

Seville 30 - Plantation Homes QLD

Seville 30 - Plantation Homes QLD
QLD
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Hi ash No still waiting on completion date. Almost done but supervisor won’t commit to a date until shower screens are in and Stegbar keep delaying We are putting…

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SDP
Apr 21, 2018 9:16 am
Binderella
Binderella
Yesterday

GJ Gardner Kingaroy 304

GJ Gardner Kingaroy 304
NSW
1, 2

Yes I hope they do too! Our completion date is now 5/11 (from 22/9)

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Binderella
Apr 21, 2018 7:57 am
dulie
dulie
Yesterday

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD
QLD
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Yeah we saved a lot of money doing things post handover and a lot of DIY stuff too. I'm pretty hands on, so it did save us a bundle of money.

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dulie
Apr 21, 2018 7:32 am
dulie
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WisdomHomes
Apr 21, 2018 7:30 am
WisdomHomes
Bridgetwitch
Bridgetwitch
Yesterday

Scenic Rim QLD Acreage Build With Bold Living.

Scenic Rim QLD Acreage Build With Bold Living.
QLD
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Powering along now Tribe... it’s great to see! - B A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=87210

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Bridgetwitch
Apr 21, 2018 2:23 am
Bridgetwitch
sparrowsnest
sparrowsnest
Yesterday

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council
QLD
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Great idea, after my tile debacle is sorted I think I might try and do the same. I don’t even know what I would talk about anymore if not for the house lol.

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sparrowsnest
Apr 21, 2018 1:14 am
Doulton777
Doulton777
Yesterday

Metricon Winchester 28- Construction

Metricon Winchester 28- Construction
VIC
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Yeah hubby told them they need to patch it up. I think the ss already looked at it before we mentioned it. He catches on fast. Cos I noticed that area was wet. Pretty…

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Doulton777
Apr 21, 2018 12:56 am
Doulton777
freyalam
freyalam
Yesterday

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
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Anyone did the Efficient Energy upgrade with Stegbar? Sales rep told us it applies to all external doors and windows except entrance door only. That's fine but on our…

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freyalam
Apr 20, 2018 11:49 pm
freyalam
Bridgetwitch
Bridgetwitch
Yesterday

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

Our First Home - Ballarat - Welcome to Wrapville!!!
VIC
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Looking good icat... it’s all starting to come together now. - B A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=87210

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Bridgetwitch
Apr 20, 2018 11:31 pm
Bridgetwitch
inexp_user
inexp_user
Yesterday

Independent Building Inspector

Independent Building Inspector
VIC
1, 2

Rum_home, you sound like you are very knowledgable on the subject. We are building with another volume builder and have been invoiced for lock up stage. Although we…

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inexp_user
Apr 20, 2018 11:15 pm
inexp_user
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chrinee
Apr 20, 2018 10:37 pm

After a month’s break, we finally have some progress. Metricon have started on the frame! This was done in the space of one week. There was nothing last week (except…

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rajat
Apr 20, 2018 10:02 pm
Portofino38
Portofino38
20 April

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
1 ... 10, 11, 12

You'd think Fowler would let you get the upgraded tiles for free due to the last minute issue. Absolutely loving all your selections and how nicely your house is coming…

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Portofino38
Apr 20, 2018 9:49 pm
Bri1234
Bri1234
20 April

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

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean 38. Fitoff!
VIC
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It does feel like forever even though we've only been in the rental since July. If signing off on PCI goes to plan on Monday I'm going to give the real estate…

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Bri1234
Apr 20, 2018 9:48 pm
Bri1234
Anna 10
Anna 10
20 April

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?
VIC
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I’m not going to lie I actually found the building process difficult and hard. I also had Darbecca and it was great as they identified quite a lot of issues. It’s…

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Anna 10
Apr 20, 2018 9:41 pm
Bri1234
Bri1234
20 April

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - PCI Done

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - PCI Done
VIC
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I didn't hear from SS this afternoon so I'm still hoping that we'll be meeting on Monday, otherwise we'll have to push settlement back. As long as it happens next week…

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Bri1234
Apr 20, 2018 9:41 pm
Bri1234
wingzee
wingzee
20 April

Who's building with Clarendon??

Who's building with Clarendon??
NSW
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Yes myself and another forummer here whom got delayed as our SS left. Both in Kellyville. Thanks for the info and great to hear that he’s good - looking forward to…

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wingzee
Apr 20, 2018 9:08 pm
dymmmplz
dymmmplz
20 April

Eden Brae - Jasper Design

Eden Brae - Jasper Design
NSW

hello, looking to build the Jasper 33 MK II and would love to hear from those that have built it - looking for tips, ideas and suggestions thanks

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dymmmplz
Apr 20, 2018 9:05 pm

Slab piers poured! 20 April 2018 - piers were poured today for the slab which is due to be installed 27 April. However with the weather we are…

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pbwhi0
Apr 20, 2018 9:01 pm
pbwhi0


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