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Was going for a mid century/modern flat or near flat roofed design. Colour throughout the home is whites (titaniums, surfmists, lexicon) and greys (charcoal, stormfront)…

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207 de
Aug 16, 2018 10:41 am

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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Whenever you get time go and visit your site. Because you want to know the whole process behind the construction. It will alert to the builders and make the work fast and…

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brokenstick
Jul 30, 2018 4:30 pm

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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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

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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We hope what we picked comes together well. We think it will but you just never know. Can’t wait for sheeting to look at each room instead of seeing through framing.…

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stoff17
Aug 16, 2018 2:51 pm

Lucere estate at Leppington

Lucere estate at Leppington
NSW
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Thanks Adiba, anyone else near completion ??

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splendid_12
Aug 16, 2018 2:48 pm

We have push to open cupboards to the other side of the island, seems to have worked well so far

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psur2357
Aug 16, 2018 2:34 pm

16 August 2018 Fireplace tiling has begun!!

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benblinkau
Aug 16, 2018 1:58 pm
benblinkau
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Nawsome
Aug 16, 2018 1:12 pm
Nawsome

SETTLING IN - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome

SETTLING IN - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome
QLD
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these pics also display your amazing floors! i wish we went polished concrete now. Are you getting rugs?

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gr8ly
Aug 16, 2018 12:05 pm
gr8ly

Project builder or custom builder

Project builder or custom builder

There's fully custom with separate architect, and there is all in one custom builder with in-house architecture. The separate architect option, it's probably the dearest…

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kirashogun
Aug 16, 2018 11:56 am

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
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Hi AIB, It seems our slabs were poured similar time, mine was on 10 May 2018. I am also building Benham in Hornsby area. Work is going damn slow. I have got a…

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NDDreamHome
Aug 16, 2018 11:03 am

Our Metricon Liberty 45 on the Northern Beaches, Sydney

Our Metricon Liberty 45 on the Northern Beaches, Sydney
NSW
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Really is that all? Wow I expected it to be more. You have done well. Ok thanks for letting me know. viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Aug 16, 2018 9:58 am
Doulton777

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - PCI booked

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - PCI booked
VIC
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oh goodness, you poor things. As it was your concreter fault and they should know what they are doing, shouldn't they be responsible for the fall out and cost associated with it?

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WifeofHunza
Aug 16, 2018 7:43 am
WifeofHunza

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
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Our Garage slab is exposed, the gybrock is sitting on top of the Garage slab. so the skirting is done top of the Garage slab. Is this correct?

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Kandi
Aug 16, 2018 7:33 am

Building on Slope -right to left 1.25m- land - suggestions n

Building on Slope -right to left 1.25m- land - suggestions n

ratna I wouldn't proceed too far beyond the architects Sketch Without preliminary engineering Data and Construction costs

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 16, 2018 7:07 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Stormwater Charged System Required?

Stormwater Charged System Required?

Your downpipes are just one issue, the other is site drainage, you should be able to have natural surface drainage to LPD, with charged system you can't.

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building-expert
Aug 16, 2018 6:17 am
building-expert

Metricon Franklin 53 modified

Metricon Franklin 53 modified
SA
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And yes, we went last weekend. It’s beautiful. We also have burnished wood in our selection. Plus kitchen is 2pac with handleless but only on overheads not below…

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stoff17
Aug 15, 2018 10:20 pm
kaycee
kaycee
17 h

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park
NSW
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cool thanks. I think if you are able to negotiate the price of a 300sqm land to at least $425K then you would be safe.

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kaycee
Aug 15, 2018 10:13 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
17 h

Monument or Surfmist window frame colour?

Monument or Surfmist window frame colour?

I agree I have my Monument And not too dark. I’ve seen lots of black and would consider that next time. Would be interested if it fades... anyone with experience with black?

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Gaudi
Aug 15, 2018 9:51 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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I’m sure a bracket half way down would be sufficient into brick. Bracket or 3 brackets, how much more noise can it make with water going down. I don’t get it but I…

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stoff17
Aug 15, 2018 9:47 pm

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
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PCI is in the 29th of August. And hopefully handover on the 8th of September. 🎉🎉

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mj-mac4
Aug 15, 2018 9:46 pm
mj-mac4

Hi All, Quick update, did sign with Platinum but only lost about $15,000 worth of deposit and pre-planning expenses. We ended up getting the home built with a smaller WA…

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207 de
Aug 15, 2018 7:16 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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Oh yes if they stuff up they need to rectify it. They made a lot of mistakes with our build and I thought we were fairly understanding with it all. My point is that the…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Aug 15, 2018 7:07 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis
VIC
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So we have been in the new house for 4.5 months. I've just done a blog about our New Home Care Inspection which happened yesterday https://waldorfgrangebuild.wordpress.co…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Aug 15, 2018 7:04 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
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Yeah I’m hearing you. Our battle has been the weather. So hopefully once external is finished, it’s full steam ahead Metricon Franklin 53 modified

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stoff17
Aug 15, 2018 6:58 pm
Dani_J
Dani_J
20 h

Arden - Votivo 43

Arden - Votivo 43
VIC
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That is so exciting!! Feels so weird until they finally go in. No more ladders!

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Dani_J
Aug 15, 2018 6:30 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
23 h

When a Granny Flat is not a Granny Flat

When a Granny Flat is not a Granny Flat
NSW

Intergrated Granny - looks like a product for built for AirBnB.

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IamSAM
Aug 15, 2018 4:04 pm
IamSAM
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Tajana
Aug 15, 2018 3:13 pm
Tajana
Doulton777
Doulton777
Yesterday

My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build

My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build
VIC
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Hi Renman, yes includes the rendered fence. That’s a pretty good price if that’s including the fence viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Aug 15, 2018 1:08 pm
Doulton777
Summitlovin
Summitlovin
Yesterday

First Build with Summit Perth WA

First Build with Summit Perth WA
WA
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What’s wrong with your driveway?!

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Summitlovin
Aug 15, 2018 12:48 pm
subhra1981
subhra1981
Yesterday

New Living Homes

New Living Homes
NSW
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Any one knows which company does the fly screen / security doors for New Living Homes?

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subhra1981
Aug 15, 2018 11:50 am
Bronte19
Bronte19
Yesterday

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
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Had our walk through yesterday. Was happy to meet our SS who seems really good. Roof was supposed to go on Monday but due to high winds they have been unable to do so -…

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Bronte19
Aug 15, 2018 11:44 am
IamSAM
IamSAM
Yesterday

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
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bestspecials - you are correct about hubby too

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IamSAM
Aug 15, 2018 11:07 am
IamSAM
Dee2310
Dee2310
Yesterday

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park
NSW

We have a 300sqm smart living lot at Bardia. We have signed the contract with Everyday homes. So far the process was smooth and good. If anyone is interest send me a…

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Dee2310
Aug 15, 2018 10:32 am
Absta
Absta
Yesterday

Greenvale Heritage Views

Greenvale Heritage Views
VIC
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Hey everyone, i just wanted to say that im so sorry to hear about what is going on with stage 2. I spoke with the council and one of the senior subdivision engineers told…

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Absta
Aug 15, 2018 10:06 am

15th August - Garage went in so at full lock up stage. Lower downpipes, painting and hopefully vanity delivery and potential install. 20th August - tiling wet areas…

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doosra
Aug 15, 2018 9:03 am
Duke145
Duke145
Yesterday

Provincial Homes

Provincial Homes
NSW
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Hi SGn3lly We had a feature wall missing in one bathroom, the feature wall tiles on the wrong wall in the ensuite as well as the remainder of the ensuite being done in a…

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Duke145
Aug 15, 2018 8:55 am
SteveMc
SteveMc
Yesterday

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie
NSW
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Looking great K&D! So good seeing it all come together. Congratulations.

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SteveMc
Aug 15, 2018 8:23 am
SteveMc
Jacks
Jacks
Yesterday

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
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Can anyone please share what the kitchen selections appointment involves, what to take, what discussions you have etc? And if you’re doing a poly kitchen what colours…

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Jacks
Aug 15, 2018 6:35 am
Mr. Sausage
Mr. Sausage
15 August

Does bored piers stops slab heave?

Does bored piers stops slab heave?

Add to that poorly maintained neighbouring swimming pools and tree planting without understanding the possible ramifications.

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Mr. Sausage
Aug 15, 2018 12:31 am
Huggies
Huggies
15 August

Montgomery Homes - Upslope Block

Montgomery Homes - Upslope Block
NSW

Hi, I guess you have finished your build with Montgomery. How do you find them? Are you happy with the final product? Would you build with them again?

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Huggies
Aug 15, 2018 12:23 am
dunkintoo
dunkintoo
14 August

Metricon - Savannah 40 - Adelaide Athelstone

Metricon - Savannah 40 - Adelaide Athelstone
SA
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Exciting times. :) Congratulations! Look forward to reading about your build progress.

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dunkintoo
Aug 14, 2018 11:27 pm
candiceb
candiceb
14 August

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast
QLD
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sorry ive been sesrching brighton again and realised i didnt see your reply. the proce per m2 spunds great :) thanks for taking the time to reply

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candiceb
Aug 14, 2018 9:44 pm
BB87
BB87
14 August

Has anyone built with Hotondo?

Has anyone built with Hotondo?
NSW
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Hi Happy Flower. I’m also having the same problemZ said they don’t do base prices as that’s never the cost of the build?! How am I suppose to compare if I don’t…

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BB87
Aug 14, 2018 9:03 pm

Is it me or is the slab very close to the fence? I'm hoping they pour dirt up to the height of the lowest horizontal? I'm not sure if I should bring in an independent…

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pandibabi
Aug 14, 2018 5:00 pm
pandibabi
Monkey55
Monkey55
14 August

Two Wells

Two Wells
SA
1, 2

Yay!!

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Monkey55
Aug 14, 2018 4:30 pm
Monkey55
Monkey55
14 August

Custom build Format Homes SA

Custom build Format Homes SA
SA

Master plans have been approved, footings report and variations received, and most of the selections appointments booked over the next few weeks. Yay for the fun part!!

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Monkey55
Aug 14, 2018 3:50 pm
shazaw
shazaw
14 August

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
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Sandstone slab on top of bricks just like icing on the cake. :wink: Nice one. Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
Aug 14, 2018 1:57 pm
phantom18
phantom18
14 August

Mount Barker Thread

Mount Barker Thread
SA
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I am building in Bluestone, They have mains gas, just wondering do I have to sign up to a provider?

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phantom18
Aug 14, 2018 1:41 pm

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