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MrSingh
Nov 10, 2018 1:03 pm

How often do you visit your site?

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

To check landscaping in my new lot which prevents artificial turf being used out the front.

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steel
Nov 15, 2018 1:19 pm
sparekh
sparekh
1 November

Things you forget - summary page 32

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

I created a special webpage with all the summary of this thread so far. It helps to see everything consolidated on one page and get easy access ( easy to remember site…

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sparekh
Nov 01, 2018 4:13 pm
sparekh

Disappointment with Clarendon Home and Austral Brick

Disappointment with Clarendon Home and Austral Brick
NSW

Would you have had an answer if they had? This is something you should be proactive about. The biggest issue with dispute resolution is to come to a conclusion, so it…

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arcadelt
Nov 15, 2018 7:16 pm
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Natasha93
Nov 15, 2018 6:11 pm

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Hi AIB, I've been thinking about your ducting problem, and I can't believe Rawson think that is acceptable and presented it to you, instead of solving the problem and…

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luxbuild
Nov 15, 2018 5:54 pm

B1 Homes Perth WA -Custom Design

B1 Homes Perth WA -Custom Design
WA
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Hows things going now sparky? Should be just about done yeah?

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steel
Nov 15, 2018 5:26 pm

Things to do yourself/after handover?

Things to do yourself/after handover?

Things done by Builder that I could have organised myself: Carpeting because they had great prices and requires minimal…

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steel
Nov 15, 2018 4:49 pm

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 18, 19, 20

In our case for two windows, due to overlooking issues, yes

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Drew01
Nov 15, 2018 4:43 pm
Drew01

rain shower head

rain shower head

From memory it is available as chrome and it was either $600 or $900 for that and installing etc, but i could also be very wrong as well.

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GarethB
Nov 15, 2018 4:39 pm
GarethB

Window height in upper level -looks like stuffed up

Window height in upper level -looks like stuffed up

My personal opinion is that there’s way too much emphasis put on bedrooms having lots of natural light. Every lifestyle show on tv it seems has people going into…

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gillybean
Nov 15, 2018 4:32 pm
gillybean

Hi Everyone, Seeking some information on possible options on a down-pipe issue. In short, the builder overlooked the cladding interfering with a proposed down-pipe.…

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Vargon
Nov 15, 2018 4:09 pm

Info & tips for those building in BAL40 and Flame Zone

Info & tips for those building in BAL40 and Flame Zone
NSW
1, 2

Hello Everyone, It is an older topic but someone could benefit from this in the future. We have a building system www.panelup.com.au which works really well in Bush…

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PanelupSystems
Nov 15, 2018 1:53 pm

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
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I suppose most obvious ones yes, but someone looking closely to every detail, highly unlikely that a SS will do it. Some used inspector to find many dummy tiles, other…

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absep19
Nov 15, 2018 1:50 pm

Coral Homes / Milan 24 / South Brisbane - First build

Coral Homes / Milan 24 / South Brisbane - First build
ACT

Land settled. DA lodge 13 November 2018. Final colour selection variation yet to come back. Been 2 weeks now. Now the fun begins... the waiting game

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katsudon98
Nov 15, 2018 1:16 pm

Metricon Winchester 28- Keys!

Metricon Winchester 28- Keys!
VIC
1 ... 56, 57, 58

I hear you - we've got a border collie arriving mid-January... We may even stick with what we've got for a bit

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Drew01
Nov 15, 2018 12:58 pm
Drew01
Mk88
Mk88
7 h

Has anyone built with JKW Constructions in Brisbane?

Has anyone built with JKW Constructions in Brisbane?
QLD

Hey. I've just signed a contract with JKW! Here's the facts. They build such quality high end homes with the high end products etc on every build. Therefore no other…

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Mk88
Nov 15, 2018 12:29 pm

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
VIC
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Most things are in now, I will see to some pictures when I am home tonight from work!

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Kollosche
Nov 15, 2018 11:39 am

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?
NSW
1, 2

MikeW, Thank you for reply. I hope everything goes well for you and to hear back when you get Keys to the house. :) Thanks.

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Hondo
Nov 15, 2018 11:21 am

Refund for work not completed to contract

Refund for work not completed to contract
NSW

Hello, Just wanted to see what other people have done. We are building with a project builder and once our "colours" were signed off we were told any changes would incur a…

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Molly2018
Nov 15, 2018 11:12 am
bank
bank
8 h

Building Delta(Bliss/ Facade) JG King Shepparton north (Gram

Building Delta(Bliss/ Facade) JG King Shepparton north (Gram
VIC

This is good! I think you get more attention when they have multiple builds to visit in a location. We were on our own for all of our build and the rest of our SS's…

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bank
Nov 15, 2018 10:52 am
bank

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park
WA

Ill keep an eye out thanks for the tip. I guess thats why they charge so much for the upgrades :)

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steel
Nov 15, 2018 10:32 am
Manj
Manj
9 h

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43
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honeydee yes DJM was through the builder ..NHI are really good too, however the days we wanted them to come out for pre pour they couldn’t organise an inspector so we…

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Manj
Nov 15, 2018 10:08 am
Manj

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 666, 667, 668

Solar - My husband calculated our needs based on our energy usage, household size, and future battery use (to hopefully not utilise the grid) etc and determined we needed…

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becks81
Nov 15, 2018 9:59 am
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libran_59
Nov 15, 2018 8:28 am

Harrington - AusBuild

Harrington - AusBuild
QLD

Landscaping is at a standstill atm. We are waiting for the updated plans to include the second concrete pour to send through to them to start the designing. Looking at…

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AlCaLuJo2
Nov 15, 2018 6:52 am
Drew01
Drew01
20 h

Window height in upper level -looks like stuffed up

Window height in upper level -looks like stuffed up

That's normal, we had to pay a bit extra to have our windows dropped 185mm

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Drew01
Nov 14, 2018 11:02 pm
Drew01

Splashback, electrical and plumbing done today. Can't wait to get in their to pt my lights correctly. Hoping to get electrician to pull down the bubble pendants further. I…

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pandibabi
Nov 14, 2018 10:22 pm
pandibabi

Building our first home in Tasmania

Building our first home in Tasmania

Is this your first experience in building such projects? If yes, then you should take care of the construction plan in advance, taking into account all the details and…

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alexsandro13
Nov 14, 2018 10:19 pm
alexsandro13

KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks 31sacramento. Please post a link to your thread so that I can follow your build too. We are a few steps behind you. Will look for guidance from you. All the best…

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HoneyDee
Nov 14, 2018 10:15 pm
HoneyDee
Ezza78
Ezza78
22 h

Arden - Votivo 43

Arden - Votivo 43
VIC
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Hope you get the and windows then!

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Ezza78
Nov 14, 2018 9:44 pm

The Avenues Land Release at Austral NSW 2179

The Avenues Land Release at Austral NSW 2179
NSW
1, 2, 3

Any Update Guys, Last time I heard the stage 2 will be end of Q1 2019 now.

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kimzhang570
Nov 14, 2018 7:43 pm

M and I have just had a huge arguement with our defects manager regarding the state of our replacement doors. What is called honeycombing can be seen on all the new doors.…

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bumblebee1985
Nov 14, 2018 6:26 pm
wongbruce
wongbruce
Yesterday

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 758, 759, 760

We are currently in construction so don’t have any photos yet but James Treble said that he would chose Gemini Silver over Winter Ice due to the fact that that Gemini…

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wongbruce
Nov 14, 2018 4:46 pm
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brokenstick
Nov 14, 2018 1:15 pm
brokenstick
yasir_fnd
yasir_fnd
Yesterday

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes
VIC
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had my PCI on 8th NOV.. Darbecca guy found a lot of defects including one which would take a long time to fix ( door not aligned with ceiling) . SS advised it might take…

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yasir_fnd
Nov 14, 2018 12:14 pm
Tajana
Tajana
Yesterday

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Haha, thats pretty, i like the hint of blue. What room is that for? I am looking for a dining room table rug (even though i dont have a table yet hahah). I like the plat…

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Tajana
Nov 14, 2018 10:40 am
Tajana
Drew01
Drew01
Yesterday

Framing - Gap Between Slab Edge and Frame

Framing - Gap Between Slab Edge and Frame

We have no gap, and the slab lines up perfectly. But our slab guys were meticulous with their measurements, as they had a couple of boxes of beer riding on it... That…

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Drew01
Nov 14, 2018 8:36 am
Drew01
Drew01
Drew01
Yesterday

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 859, 860, 861

In what world is that acceptable? If they refuse to fix it, escalate it to Laminex or whoever their supplier is for laminates

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Drew01
Nov 14, 2018 8:32 am
Drew01
Valandra
Valandra
Yesterday

Building with Ausbuild at Harrington Estate, Bridgeman Downs

Building with Ausbuild at Harrington Estate, Bridgeman Downs
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

😂😂 pretty sure my shaker comment wasn't meant for this thread. Hopefully we'll see some frames delivered soon! Feb sounds good, I wish! I'm resigned to 6month at…

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Valandra
Nov 14, 2018 8:19 am

Your house looks Great. Just wondering if you had any photos of your alfresco area showing the sliding doors? We are building the Day Dream with Coral Homes also but not…

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A.Allen87
Nov 14, 2018 7:53 am
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slagozzz
Nov 13, 2018 9:25 pm
Sandychahal
Sandychahal
13 November

Brick color

Brick color
VIC

Does anyone have the pic for Brushwood Horizon brick? We are going to build with DFH

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Sandychahal
Nov 13, 2018 8:11 pm
BrentandAllison
BrentandAllison
13 November

G.J Gardner build - Week 17 - Painting

G.J Gardner build - Week 17 - Painting
QLD
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Lol - yeah, I was worried the green would look funny, but seeing up on the wall, happy. It’s a cool idea with the doors, makes it all too easy :)

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BrentandAllison
Nov 13, 2018 7:53 pm
BrentandAllison
alexp79
alexp79
13 November

Building contract with Metricon

Building contract with Metricon

What do the site costs generally cover to be specific?

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alexp79
Nov 13, 2018 7:34 pm

We are planning to build with GJ Gardner and have so far are having a very positive experience with a lovely sales man who is truly helping us. I cant even begin to…

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rachandbrad
Nov 13, 2018 7:17 pm
Ezuku
Ezuku
13 November

Builder selection sa - any advice?

Builder selection sa - any advice?

So I'm planning on doing a knock down rebuild at some stage, and I'm currently at the stage where I'm thinking of builders (I'm in Metro adelaide). My plans are to do a…

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Ezuku
Nov 13, 2018 6:14 pm

Things are going swimmingly at the moment pending the Xmas shut down. The concrete blokes are great guys and said things always slow down around the time the house starts…

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Salfield
Nov 13, 2018 5:29 pm
slagozzz
slagozzz
13 November

BAL rating in Willowdale

BAL rating in Willowdale
NSW

I have recently purchased a land. haven't got contract yet. I was verbally told that the land will have BAL 29 rating. The land is bush faced.

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slagozzz
Nov 13, 2018 4:32 pm
Yulia01
Yulia01
13 November

Dual Occupancy - Narre Warren South (VIC)

Dual Occupancy - Narre Warren South (VIC)

To be honest I was surprised that Metricon doesn't build in that area when I spoke to them. So I'm looking for other builders in that area that can build a dual occ…

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Yulia01
Nov 13, 2018 4:22 pm

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