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lovisa
lovisa
13 February

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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we go daily sometimes more times a day, we ended up going so much due to builders not keeping on track and work not being completed when they say it will / start when…

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lovisa
Feb 13, 2018 11:23 am
Tracyt
Tracyt
21 October 2017

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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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

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - PCI on Mon 26th!

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - PCI on Mon 26th!
QLD
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Have you looked at hiring a pods , pod? They leave it fir you to paxk and then move it to your new place. The container you dont need to lift stuff to high! And have a…

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lovisa
Feb 22, 2018 2:19 am
J278
J278
4 h

First Build with Summit Perth WA

First Build with Summit Perth WA
WA
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You’ll be done with bricks soon yay!

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J278
Feb 22, 2018 2:03 am
J278

I received an email today from our water board that our super expensive water meter tap will be installed tomorrow. I will be going to check after school and I will be…

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Tribe7
Feb 22, 2018 1:18 am
Tribe7

Custom build - BRISBANE - First home

Custom build - BRISBANE - First home
QLD
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Pics on your next visit please . Did you get a hold of your electrician to add any extras? Ceiling fans are hard to pic because they are a big item in the ceiling…

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Tribe7
Feb 21, 2018 11:47 pm
Tribe7

Building with Bentley Homes

Building with Bentley Homes
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Wow! Our final stage took two months and I thought that was bad. It truly is exhausting isn’t it. Good luck for PCI.

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Mrs_W
Feb 21, 2018 11:41 pm

CABINETS/TILES Valeco Homes - Polished Concrete + Monochrome

CABINETS/TILES Valeco Homes - Polished Concrete + Monochrome
QLD
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Love the black kitchen and the renders are beautiful. Gosh the black walls look incredible and no finger marks would be seen

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Tribe7
Feb 21, 2018 11:36 pm
Tribe7

Thanks guys appreciate the help and info. I finally sorted it all out. The stonemason came over tonight and helped me to visualise it. He was amazing. Island will be…

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Christoshizz
Feb 21, 2018 11:35 pm
Christoshizz

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens
NSW

How are you going with Council Emma? Fingers crossed your getting close to a start date.

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Tribe7
Feb 21, 2018 11:30 pm
Tribe7

First Timer (Built By Momu @ Calleya)

First Timer (Built By Momu @ Calleya)
WA
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We hated some of our choices when we saw the paint started outside but when it was done we loved it :)

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lovisa
Feb 21, 2018 11:25 pm
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Tribe7
Feb 21, 2018 11:18 pm
Tribe7

Metricon Winchester 28- Pre-construction

Metricon Winchester 28- Pre-construction
VIC
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Well I hope you get the plans soon, the waiting it frustrating. Oh cool hope you had a great trip up, it was super hot too. The art work is very funky, where do you…

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Tribe7
Feb 21, 2018 11:13 pm
Tribe7

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast
QLD
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Great to see your wrap up . Come on with that sand delivery hey . Hope all is going well with the last few weeks of your pregnancy too

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Tribe7
Feb 21, 2018 11:10 pm
Tribe7

Rawson Homes - Balmoral 34 MK1 St George Area NSW

Rawson Homes - Balmoral 34 MK1 St George Area NSW
NSW
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Your new SS is working hard. House got clean up and flooring done too. Very happy for you. Do you know how many things left to do? Hopefully not long to go for you to…

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shazaw
Feb 21, 2018 11:08 pm

Our First Dream Home Week 5 Roof - G&P Builders

Our First Dream Home Week 5 Roof - G&P Builders
QLD
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Hey Dani, I thought of you when I saw this house listed for sale. It’s in the Estate over from our first build on the coast (I used to drool driving past 🤭) it…

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Tribe7
Feb 21, 2018 11:07 pm
Tribe7

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
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We had to pay extras for 3 phase. Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624 Landscape Thread : viewtopic.php?f=19&t=86133

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shazaw
Feb 21, 2018 10:58 pm

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.
VIC
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Yes that is good progress with fixing private inspectors stuff as well.

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pEast
Feb 21, 2018 10:48 pm

Neighbour build their garage right up the fence line

Neighbour build their garage right up the fence line
NSW

This is not an issue and very common in many estates in NSW. It’s called Zero Lot. We see these in contracts all the time for Stockland Elara in Marsden Park and…

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wongbruce
Feb 21, 2018 10:37 pm

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
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I would like to know about the requirements vs builder's provision - Its bit confusing if you read the BASIX/BCA requirements depending on a region ( check here …

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kaycee
Feb 21, 2018 10:17 pm

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
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Yes we are going to do a blackboard paint wall so we’re happy to have shelf in recess only and we’re told it would be a part of frame built in not laminex like bench…

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BrownDog77
Feb 21, 2018 10:12 pm

Building with champion Homes in heritage height..

Building with champion Homes in heritage height..
NSW
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All the prep is done ready for concrete than we will have SLAB ...

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Subash
Feb 21, 2018 10:10 pm

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
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I think i got Sydney which was what was included in my package....i wanted to to do square set corners for the whole house but it was a pretty hefty price tag...and i…

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Portofino38
Feb 21, 2018 10:01 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Not long before fence and site scrap. It's all going to happen.

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doosra
Feb 21, 2018 9:13 pm

My build in Bloomdale- Fixing stage complete!

My build in Bloomdale- Fixing stage complete!
VIC
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Today’s update was that tiling has finished and carpet and floorboards go down this week! Not sure if that means tomorrow & Friday or the week from today. I might ask…

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Melt23
Feb 21, 2018 8:54 pm

Emporio 43 with henley

Emporio 43 with henley
VIC
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Thank you Sumit, You have been very helpful. Regards, Neil

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HenleyNeil
Feb 21, 2018 8:35 pm

I prefer translucent. No need for blinds and you get light with privacy! Few more pics. Fyi children's activity nook fits 2 x kivik book shelves. Almost looks custom…

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ja-mez
Feb 21, 2018 8:15 pm

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - TILES!!

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - TILES!!
VIC
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Thanks Brucefil2011 We did have a look at Blinds Online but think we have ruled them out for now. Simply at matter of time and too many things to do to worry about…

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Bri1234
Feb 21, 2018 8:02 pm
Bri1234

How long did your build take, and what time did they quote?

How long did your build take, and what time did they quote?
QLD
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Calicocat really happy with fairhaven. I went the express to site route in regards to contracts/tender which is all signed on one day and you do all your colour selections…

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cat1185
Feb 21, 2018 8:00 pm

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean 38 - Cabinets

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean 38 - Cabinets
VIC
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Sounds like some progress so that is good. Looking forward to more pics when you can get in, lol

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Bri1234
Feb 21, 2018 7:59 pm
Bri1234
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Quirmeball1280
Feb 21, 2018 7:55 pm
Quirmeball1280
Sethor
Sethor
10 h

First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane

First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane
WA
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You definitely can't get Iconic GPO's with LED switches, only available on switch plates. None of the Saturn ranges even have LED GPO's available.

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Sethor
Feb 21, 2018 7:49 pm
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Lily2007
Feb 21, 2018 7:39 pm

Hamilton grove, RIVERSTONE

Hamilton grove, RIVERSTONE
NSW

update I got on 20/02: plans are still with Council at this stage. The vendor is expecting signed plans to be released from Council any day…

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ssshristi
Feb 21, 2018 7:07 pm
lovisa
lovisa
11 h

First home build SA Hickinbotham

First home build SA Hickinbotham
SA
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So found painter at house.. was doing alfresco/cornises above roller garage door and above kitchen cabinets. He forgot about the touchups he needs to do putsede and the…

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lovisa
Feb 21, 2018 6:44 pm

Henley - Sahara 40 Build - Fit out has begun!

Henley - Sahara 40 Build - Fit out has begun!
VIC
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One of those nosey neighbours. Glad they don’t have a double with a balcony otherwise you’d see them more often. Just wear your headphones outside when they are and…

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firsttime_homies1401
Feb 21, 2018 6:40 pm
firsttime_homies1401
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niro700
Feb 21, 2018 6:26 pm
Renman
Renman
12 h

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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I logged a service call to Yarra Valley Water and they are going to visit site and check the water pressure from the main tap. It’s expected to have the pressure to…

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Renman
Feb 21, 2018 6:20 pm
Renman

Hey Guys, do you all have this vent pipe that doesnt go all the way to the roof? Metricon has installed it today just on the most visible spot and i am not sure if we…

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K-Real
Feb 21, 2018 5:47 pm
K-Real

Building Mainvue Aegean430 - 45sq in Berwick Waters

Building Mainvue Aegean430 - 45sq in Berwick Waters
VIC
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So... verdict is in. It’s a no from management as they have changed their policy on variations and they no longer allow it! The swap requires a larger structural beam…

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Firstabode
Feb 21, 2018 5:26 pm

Johns Constructions - Melbourne

Johns Constructions - Melbourne

Hi Guys, just wanted to check whether anyone has built with Johns constructions recently?

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thinkpanther
Feb 21, 2018 4:56 pm

Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate
VIC
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Sounds like the cost would be worth it. This is sounding ridiculous. The loses involved. We had timber thefts during the framing stage before Christmas. SS got 2…

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Bri1234
Feb 21, 2018 4:43 pm
Bri1234

{Dawn} SE Melb Build - Long journey nearly over!

{Dawn} SE Melb Build - Long journey nearly over!
VIC
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Moving from Westpac to ING. I bank with ING and the deal is slightly better so all good.

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aloenyx
Feb 21, 2018 4:39 pm
aloenyx
nnp
nnp
14 h

Duplex build, Subdivision and Stamp Duty

Duplex build, Subdivision and Stamp Duty

Hi, We are looking at building duplex and knocking down existing house in Sydney, NSW. Currently, myself and my wife both have joint ownership of the property. After…

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nnp
Feb 21, 2018 4:04 pm

Well done Malibu, it's a great feeling to have all that out of the way. As for the tiles, we have only tiled our Porch, Alfresco, and wet areas. For most of our down…

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Seren1ty
Feb 21, 2018 3:52 pm
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neg
Feb 21, 2018 3:52 pm
Choosy
Choosy
15 h

1st Build - New Choice Homes

1st Build - New Choice Homes
WA
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Paving looks good, hopefully worth the wait.

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Choosy
Feb 21, 2018 3:15 pm
Choosy


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