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Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover
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Reaching the end of your project is a big milestone. It’s the culmination of months of planning, negotiating and decision…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 10, 2018 9:40 am
StructuralBIMGuy
G1NOSAUR
G1NOSAUR
17 May

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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Haha that's crazy. We always jump the fence every week, I wonder if I'm soon to receive a warning letter as well lol.

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G1NOSAUR
May 17, 2018 4:23 pm
G1NOSAUR

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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Hi All, We built 6 years ago, one thing we did which was very useful, was to include an outside powerpoint, it's really useful. We also installed outside camera's with a…

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springtime
May 20, 2018 9:24 am

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1 ... 10, 11, 12

We are getting our power connected next week. And we have our electrical rough in on Monday! 🎉🎉

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mj-mac4
May 25, 2018 5:05 pm
mj-mac4
trimum
trimum
15 m

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
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Yes we have given them more than enough time as we don’t want to postpone things /‘d rebook. We have told SS that we will be homeless in 4 weeks so there is no…

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trimum
May 25, 2018 4:58 pm
trimum

M-class Slab on P class soil

M-class Slab on P class soil

Did they do Lab testing on soil samples or just plucked that figure out of thin air?Not all KDR have to be class "P" sites

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insider
May 25, 2018 4:37 pm
insider

For comparison this is a frame from a reputable custom builder.

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kirashogun
May 25, 2018 4:36 pm

Following up. We got the formwork materials and the waffle pods ready for the slab for the following week! Also here is the layout of the two dwellings! The one below…

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G1NOSAUR
May 25, 2018 4:23 pm
G1NOSAUR
Choosy
Choosy
52 m

Individual Design - New Choice Homes

Individual Design - New Choice Homes
WA
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Lucky they look good in the end and we can easily reach to flick mixer. We upgraded the GHW unit to a 26Ltr so hopefully we will have enough pressure for both. You should…

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Choosy
May 25, 2018 4:21 pm
Choosy

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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That’s so good, you will finally be able to live the dream. So I’m gathering they sorted your creaking floor for you to be happy

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stoff17
May 25, 2018 4:11 pm

Metricon Chelsea33

Metricon Chelsea33

Looking at building the Chelsea33, is it worth the extra$ going to the 37, any input

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JohnBern
May 25, 2018 3:49 pm

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.
VIC
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yep, our kids plan to walk to your estate Park on a daily basis so will definitely be saying ‘hello neighbour.’

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firsttime_homies1401
May 25, 2018 3:42 pm
firsttime_homies1401
J278
J278
2 h

First Build with Summit Perth WA

First Build with Summit Perth WA
WA
1 ... 15, 16, 17

We had our pci yesterday and our SS showed us two alarms for the aircon which go off if they overfill with water. One is in my scullery so maybe that’s the case for yours?

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J278
May 25, 2018 3:33 pm
J278

Went to see the SS for first time. Framing is complete. Hopefully if things go as planned they will start roofing next week. Hoping to reach lockup stage by end of June.

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yasir_fnd
May 25, 2018 2:54 pm

We're currently looking at our options for our outdoor area. We will be having a pool put in so as you will see from the pic below, things are pretty tight out there in…

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matt1927
May 25, 2018 2:50 pm

Coral Homes Winton 26

Coral Homes Winton 26
QLD

Hi there were in the process of talking with coral about building the Winton in the hunter valley. What are your experiences and would you change anything.

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kazophel
May 25, 2018 2:48 pm
Kazi
Kazi
3 h

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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please post some photos for us after PCI :)

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Kazi
May 25, 2018 2:08 pm

Tiling has started this week. A couple of minor things with waterproofing where identified by the building inspector however these were quickly rectified by the builder.

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Limit_Point
May 25, 2018 2:02 pm

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
1 ... 85, 86, 87

Yep, I agree nada17 and the dream. Kurmond slow delivery begins in the back room, long before construction commences. It’s now been a year since we signed our…

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amegilla
May 25, 2018 1:46 pm

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 35, 36, 37

Thanks buddy. My solicitor hasn’t received any email yet. I have asked him to chase it up.

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Manu2526
May 25, 2018 1:42 pm

Entrance light arrived yesterday and fans earlier in the week. I guess we'll hear from our site supervisor at some point before frames start?

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blackcat20
May 25, 2018 1:26 pm
blackcat20

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
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I will PM you our concreter details. I will be lurking around and if you set up a thread we will be supporting you and what ever questions you have for us or H1. Build…

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shazaw
May 25, 2018 1:04 pm

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Thanks Zen! Our SS was onsite recently and had a neighbour from down the road come up and tell him that they are tearing up their contract with another builder and…

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Seren1ty
May 25, 2018 12:46 pm
CW_L
CW_L
6 h

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Yay! Thats great news! Nothing that cant be fixed! I'm glad you haven't had to wait long to get someone out to fix up your issues. How did your retaining wall go? Do…

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CW_L
May 25, 2018 11:37 am
CW_L

Hilbert HGWA Build

Hilbert HGWA Build
WA
1 ... 12, 13, 14

It looks beautiful, Congratulations. Hopefully the bank gets sorted quickly. Building our first custom dream home. https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_ ... are_type=t

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sparrowsnest
May 25, 2018 10:53 am

Building in Melbourne with Metricon - Delta 25

Building in Melbourne with Metricon - Delta 25
VIC
1, 2, 3

The display homes are full of extras i.e meaning not included in the basic specifications. You need to check back on your plans and your specifications. Soft close…

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icat2000
May 25, 2018 10:52 am
icat2000

Selecting brivk

Selecting brivk

I really need help to choose brick ASAP.which one to choose Austral Everyday collection Engage or Leisure?

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sonia329
May 25, 2018 10:48 am

Fairhaven Clovelly 225 at Lara Views

Fairhaven Clovelly 225 at Lara Views
VIC
1, 2

Thanks wedge! Which 2 story design did you use? I'd love a 2 story haha. Since stage 7 has been pushed back until maybe august / September we're starting the look at…

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BarlowActon
May 25, 2018 10:47 am

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0
NSW
1 ... 724, 725, 726

Thanks Aaron, everything is not completed as we have to do landscaping, etc. I'm pushing for M to cover the interim OC which the site manager said no to but I think he's…

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Saltwater71
May 25, 2018 10:30 am

And because building never goes smoothly we had our kitchens installed on Tuesday and because of where they cut the slab and filled it in is a hump out kitchen isn't level…

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aphsta
May 25, 2018 10:30 am

Our build experience. Photos, tips etc. 37sq double storey.

Our build experience. Photos, tips etc. 37sq double storey.
VIC

Few more tips for anyone looking to start new build: Expect your land to not get titled on time. Sometimes it can delayed by many months.…

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Loveguru
May 25, 2018 10:00 am
Loveguru

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham
SA
1, 2, 3

Hi! Sorry to hear your brickwork has been delayed. I’ve been following your thread for a awhile now (love your floor plan by the way). I just wanted to ask some…

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Infra Red
May 25, 2018 9:57 am
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timl
May 25, 2018 9:47 am
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bestspecials
May 25, 2018 9:26 am
bestspecials

Building at Willowdale

Building at Willowdale
NSW
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Thanks Breannaglamour, good to know.

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akon5
May 25, 2018 9:16 am
akon5

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters
WA
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I first refered to ours as built in and they thought that I ment intergrated so I provided pictures. Sounds like crossed wires hopefully they value your wishes and will…

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Choosy
May 25, 2018 9:07 am
Choosy

Building defects? Owner?, The law is not your friend!

Building defects? Owner?, The law is not your friend!
VIC

I think there is a slight misunderstanding, by law you have to have a separate 'independent' company operate as your building surveyor/inspector. Volume builders do not…

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rum_home
May 25, 2018 8:25 am
rum_home

Timber Floors

Timber Floors
NSW

Hi Everyone Does anyone know what timber flooring options wisdom have. We are set on Timber and not sure if we may be better off doing it ourself after handover. We…

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Sarah28
May 25, 2018 8:20 am

What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell

What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hi, does anyone here used boral brushwood for their bricks? Im curious how does it looks like anyone have a picture of this bricks on there home will be great

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boxyclarem
May 25, 2018 8:02 am

I do love the facade, it will look amazing once the pillars are bricked!

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Lot126
May 25, 2018 7:56 am
Lot126
Dani_J
Dani_J
10 h

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - Cabinets and tiles

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - Cabinets and tiles
VIC
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Thanks hbuild. When I saw these tiles, I didn’t have eyes for anything else! The only tough choice was whether to go the longer version or not. I’m sure they would…

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Dani_J
May 25, 2018 7:29 am
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Ryan2007
May 25, 2018 7:25 am
Ryan2007
Lemans
Lemans
16 h

Custom Coral Homes Bronte..BBQ & alfresco shutters in

Custom Coral Homes Bronte..BBQ & alfresco shutters in
NSW
1 ... 185, 186, 187

Beautiful, mrsjm! I do love the casoria rug and i think it suits your darker couch. Gives it a bit of contrast. I’m also considering this rug for my home. In regards…

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Lemans
May 25, 2018 1:34 am

Anyone building with wentworth 33 with Clarendon?

Anyone building with wentworth 33 with Clarendon?
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi Jess98 My land will be registered on 6 June 2018. Once its registered, Clarendon said they will start it as soon as early August 2018.

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wentworth33
May 24, 2018 11:27 pm

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate
QLD
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It’s so annoying, not even sure why these restrictions are in place, not like it makes a difference to anyone else.. I’m a little jealous of some of our neighbours…

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breebarter
May 24, 2018 11:00 pm
breebarter
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bestspecials
May 24, 2018 10:15 pm
bestspecials
Tribe7
Tribe7
19 h

Coral Homes Avoca 20 - Ripley QLD

Coral Homes Avoca 20 - Ripley QLD
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Congratulations on your slab it’s very exciting to see the house progress you will be busting to visit

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Tribe7
May 24, 2018 10:06 pm
Tribe7
Tribe7
Tribe7
19 h

Stylemaster WRI 305 MOD - Karalee QLD (First Home)

Stylemaster WRI 305 MOD - Karalee QLD (First Home)
QLD
1, 2

Great to see your powering enough Amish. Great work with all the extra insulation we have done the same and it’s something we will never regret. You have a really…

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Tribe7
May 24, 2018 10:03 pm
Tribe7
mpusg
mpusg
19 h

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park
NSW
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makes sense... thanks for explaining.

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mpusg
May 24, 2018 9:45 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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Agree on checking the roof insulation. Ours was in good shape see more About the hoffman – Building the hoffman https://hoffmangoldwithporterdavis.wordpress.com/about/

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brucefil2011
May 24, 2018 7:34 pm

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread
NSW
1 ... 716, 717, 718

Hi Ela, We have just started the building process (initial tender). We also are looking at the Bronte and just wanted to know how your build went? Did you have a good…

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Sir Henry
May 24, 2018 7:22 pm


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