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amilelka
amilelka
7 January

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1, 2, 3

We chose vinyl timber look Venetians for our windows. We have a park across the road so we wanted to be able to completely open the blinds for the views. Plus it was a…

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amilelka
Jan 07, 2019 3:38 pm
dany
dany
17 December 2018

How often do you visit your site?

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

well they have said they will replace the doors and dry out the floor. I have asked them to get the stairs assessed by the supplier / manufacturer . There is a race…

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dany
Dec 17, 2018 8:02 pm
dany
sparekh
sparekh
1 November 2018

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

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Doosra, Thanks for that, looks fantastic. I've noticed a few things since handover: - Missing towel rails - Antenna cable not connected - No internet still (I did not…

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singalg
Jan 19, 2019 9:47 pm

JXYL below were my costs. I did not opt for the curved headlight.(did not ask as if I did, I probably would have rationalised it and opted in) I did however double up on…

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stanus
Jan 19, 2019 9:31 pm
stanus
baronx
baronx
41 m

Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)

Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)
VIC

Got the below response from ACCC.. this just keeps better & better. Seems like we have to go to Consumer Affairs Victoria now. As a consumer, there doesn't seem to be any…

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baronx
Jan 19, 2019 9:30 pm
baronx
MLC
MLC
41 m

Let’s talk staircases- Metricon build

Let’s talk staircases- Metricon build

Wow those stairs are beautiful! Thanks for the photo. It is all about making everything else in the room work with the stairs....just hard to visualise when you can’t…

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MLC
Jan 19, 2019 9:29 pm

Saturday 19th January 2019 Began erecting steel frame. Most walls completed. Trusses next.

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Country Home
Jan 19, 2019 9:01 pm

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Got our 10kW of solar going on on the 30th. By my calculations, on a good day, we should be able to generate up to 80kWh of electricity in a day

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Drew01
Jan 19, 2019 8:22 pm
Drew01

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast
QLD
1, 2

Cool, congrats!! Very exciting Hope all goes smoothly Coral seems to do alot in that first month of the building. You have a slab down, then walls and roof. It's quite…

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WowBingo
Jan 19, 2019 8:03 pm

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 567, 568, 569

I recognise your name from our builders thread. I stopped posting long ago because I'm so peeved. Yes I believe you need one, we got a final one from them

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SKND10
Jan 19, 2019 7:28 pm
JJ66
JJ66
4 h

Has anyone built with Langdon in the Bendigo area?

Has anyone built with Langdon in the Bendigo area?

Just wondering if anyone has built with Langdon in the Bendigo area? They're not much reviews currently..

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JJ66
Jan 19, 2019 6:18 pm

Custom build on acerage in Ipswich QLD

Custom build on acerage in Ipswich QLD
QLD

Colour selection booked for Tuesday, deposit has been paid to the builder.

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alymei
Jan 19, 2019 3:58 pm

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - South Ripley

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - South Ripley

Following, we are building in haigslea and our land settles a couple of days after you guys

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alymei
Jan 19, 2019 3:55 pm

Building with Metricon in Sydney

Building with Metricon in Sydney
NSW
1, 2

If you have major concerns please contact the Regional NSW Building Manager at Metricon We finished our build in Schofields 2 1/2 years ago and involved the then regional…

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UKAussi
Jan 19, 2019 3:55 pm
UKAussi
MLC
MLC
7 h

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 411, 412, 413

Thanks Drew01 for sharing your experience. We’re just waiting the quote after our colours appointment then will see what we can do.

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MLC
Jan 19, 2019 3:11 pm

Allworth homes

Allworth homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi Everyone, I know these are old posts, but thought I would see if I get any replies. We purchased an Allworth Concerto from a developer on the NSW South Coast. We are…

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Mrmac73
Jan 19, 2019 2:49 pm

Week 26 Cabinetry and internal doors have been installed along with the front door and waterproofing for the showers and bath. Our island bench…

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Clareymoo
Jan 19, 2019 11:57 am

2nd soil test - contours changed

2nd soil test - contours changed
VIC

Ok, I guess the other question that is likely to get more response is... for people who have done a demo, when you checked the contour levels from the 2nd soil test were…

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derfelcadarn
Jan 19, 2019 11:38 am
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
11 h

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1, 2

Congrats Rhani. Hope things keep rolling quickly for you. All the best for colours. Make sure you are confident with all ur selection before hand as we felt we didn't…

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MrsAJ
Jan 19, 2019 11:25 am

Rawson Chifley 37 MKII Metro Facade Build

Rawson Chifley 37 MKII Metro Facade Build

Thanks! We received our authority to commence construction letter yesterday and were added to the construction list! Now we just wait for our SS to pick up the file and…

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Huhness
Jan 19, 2019 9:14 am
Huhness
nateyo
nateyo
14 h

Anyone building in Aurora Estate, Wollert, VIC?

Anyone building in Aurora Estate, Wollert, VIC?
VIC

Hi guys, My names Nathan, first time poster. Just wondering if anyone around is building in the Aurora estate in Wollert? We are building in Stage 14 and want to know if…

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nateyo
Jan 19, 2019 8:23 am

Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???

Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???
1, 2

This is a good thread. It would be great to have some scientific study though, not just anecdotal or quoting from engineer websites or old court cases.

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sweetswisssteel
Jan 19, 2019 1:27 am

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Is there any strict guideline, after PCI how soon the handover should happen? I heard it should be max 10 working days. In my case PCI was done on 10 Dec, still handover…

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NDDreamHome
Jan 18, 2019 11:22 pm

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane
QLD
1, 2

Fairmont is a great design - we tossed up between it and the Madison. That's going to be one heck of a master! And the Hamptons is a really nice look. I'll be interested…

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KingTaco
Jan 18, 2019 10:44 pm
KingTaco
Joker
Joker
Yesterday

Exposed waffle pod after slab pour?

Exposed waffle pod after slab pour?
NSW

That back left corner looks shocking, like a first time attempt, it's best to find out your builder is shit as early as possible.

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Joker
Jan 18, 2019 9:47 pm
Drew01
Drew01
Yesterday

Merricks 45 with Metricon

Merricks 45 with Metricon
QLD
1, 2, 3

I wish we'd gone for 600 eaves... 450 isn't enough when it's raining hard

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Drew01
Jan 18, 2019 9:36 pm
Drew01

Simonds Cleland in Adelaide

Simonds Cleland in Adelaide
SA

Fantastic that’s awesome glad to hear your having a good expirience :D Is your site supervisor Andy? Look forward to seeing it progress !!

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Tysonandkaylie
Jan 18, 2019 7:48 pm

Hi guys! Anyone have nail popping in the ceiling of their new home? Do you HAVE to repair it or could it be left (keeping an eye that it doesn't get worse). I'm…

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stephkutnjak
Jan 18, 2019 7:39 pm
CalicoCat
CalicoCat
Yesterday

Is it really - PGH Blue Steel Flash Brick ?

Is it really - PGH Blue Steel Flash Brick ?

What I have noticed with my bricks (Selkirk Thunderstorm) is that they can look very different in various light. I have also found that my bricks don't photograph very…

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CalicoCat
Jan 18, 2019 7:02 pm
random101
random101
Yesterday

Que One Homes Melbourne

Que One Homes Melbourne
VIC

I'd love the same feedback if anyone has it.

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random101
Jan 18, 2019 6:02 pm
HoneyDee
HoneyDee
Yesterday

KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

I think Manj, still quite a far bit to go for handover. Hopefully middle of this year. I expect they will try & get it done before end of financial year 😁

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HoneyDee
Jan 18, 2019 6:01 pm
HoneyDee
jaytee08
jaytee08
Yesterday

East Village Leppington

East Village Leppington
NSW

Hi All, Anyone here own lot 230 and 312? We would like to get some quotes for fencing soon. We are owner of lot 311. Thank you.

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jaytee08
Jan 18, 2019 5:27 pm

Pendant lights for the Kitchen, to go over the island bench

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Dme82
Jan 18, 2019 4:10 pm
kks
kks
Yesterday

Brick Issue with new house, rendering whole house, re-bricki

Brick Issue with new house, rendering whole house, re-bricki

Just negotiate the render and a bit of a sweetener. You likely won't be in the house in seven years time.

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kks
Jan 18, 2019 12:06 pm
chrismjack2
chrismjack2
Yesterday

Don't build with Nu Trend Homes / Ultra Living Homes

Don't build with Nu Trend Homes / Ultra Living Homes
QLD

I don't recommend building with this company at all. Peter Nastrom ripped us off by over promising and not delivering. As soon as it went pear shaped, his true colours…

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chrismjack2
Jan 18, 2019 12:00 pm
Kylz86
Kylz86
Yesterday

building with mcdonald jones... yay or nay?

building with mcdonald jones... yay or nay?

Thanks everyone for your replies, I really appreciate it as we are complete noobs when it comes to all this building stuff lol. We have been advised by our conveyancing…

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Kylz86
Jan 18, 2019 11:13 am
alexisonfire
alexisonfire
18 January

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Between us. She is 146. The Preston Alfresco is also on display at Munno Para. I havent been to Moana before. Might be worth a drive. The Preston is a nice big house…

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alexisonfire
Jan 18, 2019 9:58 am
alexisonfire
stanus
stanus
18 January

Bentleigh 48

Bentleigh 48

If you want to have a read on upgrades at studio M. Have a read of my thread. Link below. You can spend a lot or as little as you want.

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stanus
Jan 18, 2019 7:21 am
stanus

The colour selection with Como Homes was interesting too, and if anyone is considering building with Como they should take note: As Como was a subsidiary of Arden Homes…

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ben888
Jan 18, 2019 2:44 am
ben888
Huhness
Huhness
17 January

Trees recommendation for newly built house in Sydney

Trees recommendation for newly built house in Sydney

We need 4 natives and we're planting 2 Blueberry Ash and 2 Old Man Banksia. Hope that helps!

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Huhness
Jan 17, 2019 10:32 pm
Huhness
shepherdm
shepherdm
17 January

Our Charlton 36 by PD

Our Charlton 36 by PD

Bricks: Austral Mushrrom with natural grey mortar Roof: Tile barramundi Windows: Aluminum white Gutters: Monument colorbond Fascias:Monument colorbond Front door: 2340mm…

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shepherdm
Jan 17, 2019 10:03 pm

Starting to really take shape now. Brickies are due to finish next Tuesday with the roof going on by the end of the month which isn’t far away. 😁

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Salfield
Jan 17, 2019 9:28 pm

We got bricks today! Though not sure about the colour now at all. .. but it's too late. .. render one day I guess if we can't handle it! Ss has been giving us updates -…

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Newy-Jan
Jan 17, 2019 8:47 pm

All back at it this week, the break felt like forever but the plasterer was in last week doing the plaster. Officially hit lockup yesterday afternoon with the bricky…

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GarethB
Jan 17, 2019 6:51 pm
GarethB
Iamhim
Iamhim
17 January

New single storey home scaffolding question

New single storey home scaffolding question
ACT

HI Jean, Yes, that is true - choices are limited ; but that is why they are cheaper a well.. So who did you end up going with?

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Iamhim
Jan 17, 2019 5:27 pm
Irish Curley
Irish Curley
17 January

Building the Cleo two story with Simonds SA - Lock up

Building the Cleo two story with Simonds SA - Lock up
SA
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Kudos for choosing a local florist. We should be supporting our own local flower growers and florist and help their business. Btw, the orchids are really awesome.

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Irish Curley
Jan 17, 2019 4:07 pm
Irish Curley
bobj12382
bobj12382
17 January

Adenbrook homes-Worst experience ever

Adenbrook homes-Worst experience ever

We built a custom design home with Adenbrook homes (Greater Sydney ) and we have had nothing but problems since moving in,& not to mention the end result is very poor the…

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bobj12382
Jan 17, 2019 2:59 pm
Irish Curley
Irish Curley
17 January

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
1 ... 80, 81, 82

Am new here nice to be here.

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Irish Curley
Jan 17, 2019 2:30 pm
Irish Curley
Cooky
Cooky
17 January

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 50, 51, 52

Sorry, I dont understand. Did you also by a quarter acre lot like Hasan?

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Cooky
Jan 17, 2019 9:39 am
Cooky
Huggies
Huggies
17 January

How long does each stage take?

How long does each stage take?

Thank you all for the replies. We are using a licensed project home builder. They can’t provide us with a timeline until the contract is signed. That’s why I am…

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Huggies
Jan 17, 2019 9:07 am
Amanda_Ly
Amanda_Ly
17 January

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 27, 28, 29

Looks amazing!!!! We have just signed the tender with HHH for the Eylse Classic facade and are now waiting on plans to be drawn up. Does anyone have pictures of the…

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Amanda_Ly
Jan 17, 2019 8:48 am

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