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Houspect NSW
Houspect NSW
24 November

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 29, 30, 31

Our advice would be to visit as much as possible. Although most site supervisors don't allow access unless they are present for insurance reasons, there is no harm popping…

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Houspect NSW
Nov 24, 2017 10:18 pm
Houspect NSW
Tracyt
Tracyt
21 October

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 50, 51, 52

We planned to do ours after. However we were lucky to find the tiler was happy to do a side job during the build. We are glad we did because now the driveway will…

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Tracyt
Oct 21, 2017 8:00 am
Tracyt

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 430, 431, 432

We were able to make structural changes up until contract signing. If you have just requested a tender variation though see if you can add to it to save time, or if you…

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MandM+4
Dec 12, 2017 9:03 pm

A lot has happened over the last few weeks x We are loving watching our dreams become reality !

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galleriamad
Dec 12, 2017 9:02 pm

Metricon Glendale 34 Springlake

Metricon Glendale 34 Springlake
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Thank you Metricon Glendale 34 Modified

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eliszia
Dec 12, 2017 9:01 pm

Site has been cleaned up a bit now, garage grano has gone down and cabinets have been delivered, ready for install tomorrow. Sliding door still not fixed though and…

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just_a_draftee
Dec 12, 2017 8:59 pm
just_a_draftee

Hooray, we are building the Metricon Glendale 38 in Sydney!!

Hooray, we are building the Metricon Glendale 38 in Sydney!!
NSW
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Hahaha love the wreath on the grey door, but I think the tree is a little small!

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HGMbuild
Dec 12, 2017 8:51 pm
HGMbuild
m0llss
m0llss
29 m

Hilbert HGWA Build

Hilbert HGWA Build
WA
1, 2, 3

Ours were all delivered together :)

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m0llss
Dec 12, 2017 8:43 pm
Hurrow
Hurrow
34 m

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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Any word from PD on when you are likely to be in WGB? I guess at least they have to start paying you for delays which might focus them on getting it finished for you…

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Hurrow
Dec 12, 2017 8:38 pm

First Build with Summit Perth WA

First Build with Summit Perth WA
WA
1, 2

One step closer! Private certification received and building permit applied for. Cutting it ridiculously fine but keeping my fingers crossed that we can do have the permit…

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Summitlovin
Dec 12, 2017 8:22 pm

Finally we are starting. Toilet went up yesterday and just drove past today and fence is now up as well. Hopefully land gets scrapped and by mid-end of January, pool…

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doosra
Dec 12, 2017 8:21 pm

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 507, 508, 509

Um we are currently building and it's been a horrible nightmare and I can't wait to wake up and it all be over. We may have just had bad luck but I would hate to see…

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Ryan2007
Dec 12, 2017 8:12 pm
Ryan2007

Valeco Homes

Valeco Homes
QLD
1 ... 6, 7, 8

If you have a disclaimer note on your working drawings? are they extra costs? "new sewer house connection point required to lot 2 apprx connection point shown" Would…

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_sallz
Dec 12, 2017 8:07 pm
_sallz

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0
NSW
1 ... 718, 719, 720

We used Gabriel's house demolition. Quote was for 17k and ended up nearly 30k. Worst week of our life. Exactly as above. Kept finding asbestos everywhere. Hubby even…

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Fingerscrossed
Dec 12, 2017 8:03 pm

Access to zero lot line boundary?

Access to zero lot line boundary?
NSW

Hi all.... ive been patiently waiting for over 9 months now as the single story/single garage home next door is built at what has to be the slowest build in Willowdale.…

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CD12JD
Dec 12, 2017 7:58 pm

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - ROOFING & ROUGH IN

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - ROOFING & ROUGH IN
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Maybe they are fixing defects before continuing on. But yeah you'll find out tomorrow. Still swampy, my lap pool is still in existence and I fear that it will never dry…

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Rachael13
Dec 12, 2017 7:33 pm
Rachael13

Nah Firsttime - they are prince of promises and weren't on site today I'm wondering if this is due to our pre-plaster inspection going ahead today. I'll keep the pics…

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Rachael13
Dec 12, 2017 7:30 pm
Rachael13

First jome build SA Hickinbotham

First jome build SA Hickinbotham
SA
1 ... 27, 28, 29

Still nothing on site! Email send again complaining now we are going to start leaving negative reviews and hopefully get a response we asked for ss to meet us on site or…

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lovisa
Dec 12, 2017 7:21 pm

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - Almost at Lock up!

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - Almost at Lock up!
VIC
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Definitely not the developer, they encourage a mixture of textures. I just think someone couldnt be bothered to look into it so it was easier for them just to say no.

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blackcat20
Dec 12, 2017 7:04 pm
blackcat20
Manj
Manj
2 h

Arden Developments

Arden Developments
VIC
1 ... 131, 132, 133

laaa .... It was an absolute nightmare... very negative .... I lodged the application and then after 3 jolly weeks they get back to me saying the location I marked on the…

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Manj
Dec 12, 2017 6:57 pm
Manj

Coral home Kirra 23 project

Coral home Kirra 23 project
QLD
1, 2

If using your phone through Tapatalk it’s the landscape button down the bottom but I think it’s easier to do on pc. Sorry on ph at mom so can’t remember where on pc…

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BrownDog77
Dec 12, 2017 6:09 pm

Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons build - roof on

Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons build - roof on
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Hey Chris, just caught up. Looks great! Gives the house a bit more character. Good call.

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Dani_J
Dec 12, 2017 5:57 pm

Village Square Edmondson Park Stage 16

Village Square Edmondson Park Stage 16
NSW
1 ... 44, 45, 46

Just FYI guys. The NBN Reference for Stage 16 is AYCA-21XGHK

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west_rocks
Dec 12, 2017 5:45 pm
west_rocks

Project builder for steep blocks

Project builder for steep blocks
NSW

I believe it could be due to warranty issues with the house that most project home builders are reluctant to do a partial build but you never know. Your other option…

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MisterSlope
Dec 12, 2017 5:42 pm

Metricon Liberty 45 (Turramurra)

Metricon Liberty 45 (Turramurra)
NSW
1 ... 18, 19, 20

At this stage not sure. 380 seems reasonable though. I actually thought it’d be more

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NthHome
Dec 12, 2017 5:36 pm

sbg homes

sbg homes
VIC

what is your completion date on the contract,if they are still building after completing you should be able to get some late fees,if they play hardball and won't, go to…

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not sure peter
Dec 12, 2017 5:15 pm

Re: Choice Living WA

Re: Choice Living WA
WA

Sorry, forget to give you my email address. It is aph339@hotmail.com

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Teck Yong
Dec 12, 2017 5:10 pm

Eden Brae Homes vs Wisdom Homes - Help please!

Eden Brae Homes vs Wisdom Homes - Help please!
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

We were deciding between W and EB last October. We went with W because their inclusions were better, the house had more of a wow factor and we had had friends build with…

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MandM+4
Dec 12, 2017 4:35 pm

12/12/2017- went out to the house this morning, no one was on site but there was painters there yesterday. They have closed the fence up more so it's not so easy to get in…

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Hailsm
Dec 12, 2017 4:24 pm
Hailsm

HGWA in Calleya Estate

HGWA in Calleya Estate
WA
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Wow that was so fast! Hoping ours will be too now! Congrats’

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m0llss
Dec 12, 2017 4:22 pm

Individual Design - New Choice Homes

Individual Design - New Choice Homes
WA

We are happy with just the slab before the break, we don't expect the bricks to be started until the new year. It will probably take the brickes a month to do unless they…

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Choosy
Dec 12, 2017 4:12 pm
Choosy

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Ormeau Hills: Week 7 Bricks & Plaster

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Ormeau Hills: Week 7 Bricks & Plaster
QLD
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Wow looking great! We have same door but we have ugly door knob at moment they are prob waiting to put same as yours as things in estate are getting stolen

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BrownDog77
Dec 12, 2017 3:55 pm

Choice Living WA

Choice Living WA
WA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

What makes it more of a joke is the building commission does nothing from what I can see, they are the ones that allow them to continue building, i would be going to my…

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Doozer1905
Dec 12, 2017 3:53 pm

East Estate

East Estate
VIC
1, 2, 3

no worries - thanks

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pEast
Dec 12, 2017 2:56 pm

{Dawn} SE Melb Build - Should I get an inspection done?

{Dawn} SE Melb Build - Should I get an inspection done?
VIC
1 ... 136, 137, 138

Had my inspection today! The guy who came by was really thorough and very lovely to deal with. Will be interesting to see the report, seems like there are a few issues coming.

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aloenyx
Dec 12, 2017 2:55 pm
aloenyx

Our Carolina (slightly modified) Build With Montgomery Homes

Our Carolina (slightly modified) Build With Montgomery Homes
NSW

Hi Rochelle-1212, his name is Andrew B. There's a couple of houses that's building with MH in our estate. We'll be having our electrical consultation soon and saw the…

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lia_dvm
Dec 12, 2017 2:26 pm
lia_dvm

East Village Leppington

East Village Leppington
NSW

lureashu i just called crownland today they said the plan is with council now and registration will be in January 2018.

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jaytee08
Dec 12, 2017 2:17 pm

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters
WA
1, 2

So just to delay things even more we've had a change of heart on the two sinks in the ensuite.... we originally removed one as we didn't think it necessary and I'd rather…

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nicolac34
Dec 12, 2017 2:16 pm
nicolac34

How common are variations?

How common are variations?

We've just sent in another variation today! So I think they are pretty common - and they charge you a high fee to make a change so really they can't complain too much. If…

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nicolac34
Dec 12, 2017 2:13 pm
nicolac34

Our Ex-Watersun Build

Our Ex-Watersun Build
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi, yep we have been in since April. Most of inside is 'finished' (new furniture etc), still working outside, which isn't surprising as we have a large block (compared to…

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TashPaul
Dec 12, 2017 2:01 pm
TashPaul

Window Sill height?

Window Sill height?
VIC

I just told them I want it flush and I just checked my plan and for stone bench we have a sill of 860. No idea if that’s right of not Building our first custom dream…

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sparrowsnest
Dec 12, 2017 1:18 pm

SJD Homes. Who's built with them.

SJD Homes. Who's built with them.
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

why would you not want inspections done to ensure quality workmanship? it is a significant investment - certain correction cannot be rectified when construction has passed…

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jazzaddict
Dec 12, 2017 12:57 pm

Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - CLAIM FIX COMPLETE

Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - CLAIM FIX COMPLETE
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

The progress is looking superb. Love the front door and your landscape design :) Not long now! Metricon Glendale 34 Modified

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eliszia
Dec 12, 2017 12:48 pm

Katrina's 2nd home build - Gympie

Katrina's 2nd home build - Gympie
QLD
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Oh my god seriously!!!! We made sure we had everything in our possession till they needed it. I really hope they pay for it. viewtopic.php?t=88323&f=31&p=1771329#p1771329

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H Family
Dec 12, 2017 12:12 pm
H Family
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HHome
Dec 12, 2017 12:07 pm
dulie
dulie
10 h

Building with Metricon - Liberty 45 - NSW

Building with Metricon - Liberty 45 - NSW
NSW
1, 2, 3

Rendering is only for cosmetics. No you don't need special bricks to render. IMO yes you're being a bit fussy. If things like this bother you, building a house is gonna…

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dulie
Dec 12, 2017 11:30 am
dulie
Nuri
Nuri
10 h

Need advice on pre-plaster inspection

Need advice on pre-plaster inspection

They weren't really major, just that there was quite a few of them. Some of them were big, but not affected by plaster. I was only concerned with getting defects fixed…

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Nuri
Dec 12, 2017 11:28 am

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