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pandibabi
pandibabi
25 March

Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover

Oh I did not think of it being a pull down I think it's more of a permanent structure 🤣if you can engineer that would be interesting!

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pandibabi
Mar 25, 2018 1:14 pm
pandibabi
Aitch
Aitch
14 April

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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About once a week, but there have been times where I've not looked for a few weeks, mainly due to lack of progress (at least 6 months into build - 10 months from contract…

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Aitch
Apr 14, 2018 1:09 pm

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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Hi all, Love this thread so many great ideas, you should also have a look at Build Companion https://www.buildcompanion.com.au they also have some great inclusion ideas.

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dan1986
Apr 20, 2018 8:12 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Pretty sure the vanities goes on before the tiling, so they are straight on the wall.

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Jordann
Apr 20, 2018 8:49 pm
Jordann

Alfresco roof ideas please

Alfresco roof ideas please

I know some friends who had the same issue with their house but a different builder, they put in 2 big sky lights over the dining and living area and it worked very…

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aphsta
Apr 20, 2018 8:48 pm

Are gables and Eaves part of Lock up?

Are gables and Eaves part of Lock up?
VIC

We have been invoiced for our lock up but we do not have any handles on our external doors, or locks for that matter. We have a small wall that has yet to be bricked and…

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inexp_user
Apr 20, 2018 8:46 pm
inexp_user

GJ Gardner Kingaroy 304

GJ Gardner Kingaroy 304
NSW
1, 2

Good news, we had several weeks delay due to bricks but they started last week and the house is now done. I hope they get cracking now and the same happens for you …

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aphsta
Apr 20, 2018 8:44 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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Great looking joint. You have nailed it. Hope mine can work out the same

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stoff17
Apr 20, 2018 8:40 pm

Our First Home - Ballarat - Welcome to Wrapville!!!

Our First Home - Ballarat - Welcome to Wrapville!!!
VIC
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Yeap our little we shack in the country. Well at least the back of us is empty farming paddocks. But the rest is a housing estate.

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icat2000
Apr 20, 2018 8:30 pm
icat2000

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean 38. Fitoff!

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean 38. Fitoff!
VIC
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It feels like the build has been going on forever but it's been 31 weeks when I calculate it out. I think that it feels a lot longer due to starting the rebuild process…

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Rachael13
Apr 20, 2018 8:28 pm
Rachael13

Building with Bentley Homes

Building with Bentley Homes
SA
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Just advise if people haven’t gone into contract yet. Pls don’t get security doors with plan. It’s best to get it after your build. Whatever we chose we have again…

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Marlbling
Apr 20, 2018 8:28 pm
xjanex
xjanex
27 m

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 7: Gutters, Fascia, Roof)

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 7: Gutters, Fascia, Roof)
QLD
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Niche looks great But really, even though it’s slow go, it looks great.

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xjanex
Apr 20, 2018 8:23 pm
xjanex

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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I better get on with a list too. I must say our SS has been very responsive and good. One strange issue we are having is a rotting fruit smell out of one of our toilets…

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brucefil2011
Apr 20, 2018 8:12 pm

$20psqm to upgrade to coloured grout - does that seem right?

$20psqm to upgrade to coloured grout - does that seem right?

Getting ripped off. I upgraded my tiles to 600x600 with Davco Elite Colourgrout for 2300$ for wet areas of a 3 bath house.

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kirashogun
Apr 20, 2018 8:09 pm

Building Simonds Hudson in Warrnambool Vic

Building Simonds Hudson in Warrnambool Vic
VIC
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They take shape to this point so quickly then you get locked out and it all seems to go back to slow motion again :(

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SileNceR
Apr 20, 2018 7:54 pm

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / START DATE: April 11th

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / START DATE: April 11th
1, 2, 3, 4

How awesome! You're on your way now... exciting. And how lucky are you to have great neighbours to snap progress pics for you (you're also lucky re the fence and retaining…

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Dylandbrooke
Apr 20, 2018 7:15 pm
Dylandbrooke

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast
QLD
1 ... 38, 39, 40

Wow that’s fast, if we get our keys by mid May it will be 10 1/2 months!!!! viewtopic.php?t=87836&f=31&p=1707925#p1707925

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dillongl
Apr 20, 2018 7:11 pm
dillongl

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - PCI Done

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - PCI Done
VIC
1 ... 30, 31, 32

That's great news!! Not long to go now :) Typical that the valuer only took 2 mins, I think all they do is make sure the house has actually been built haha they don't…

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smithfamily
Apr 20, 2018 7:04 pm

Building at Catherine Park

Building at Catherine Park
NSW
1 ... 10, 11, 12

We actually met our rear neighbours the other night. We love how everyone seems to be on for a chat! They were due to commence construction 28 feb but have had a couple…

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Kurdie
Apr 20, 2018 7:00 pm

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
1 ... 35, 36, 37

So had a few updates this afternoon- the pergola capping has been done, it should be painted this weekend. The gas hob is in, the microwave trim is still be chased up,…

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trimum
Apr 20, 2018 6:55 pm
trimum

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - Epoxy Garage Floor!

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - Epoxy Garage Floor!
QLD
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Looks beautiful - worth the wait for sure! - B A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=87210

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Bridgetwitch
Apr 20, 2018 6:54 pm
Bridgetwitch

and we are grateful to bentley for eventually importing soil and fixing this up obviously its still not perfectly flat but to be fair all that was agreed was a building…

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neb880
Apr 20, 2018 6:53 pm
neb880
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neb880
Apr 20, 2018 6:51 pm
neb880

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
1 ... 32, 33, 34

Just couple of weeks to go so hang in there. Try to relax go for super head to toe massage to relieve stress, as for me ...I'm repotting pot plants knowing I will not be…

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shazaw
Apr 20, 2018 6:46 pm

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

That’s good. Well not for that couple but at least you won’t be towering over both sides. Maybe your Taj Mahal needs to be on a pedestal that it deserves

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stoff17
Apr 20, 2018 6:25 pm

Anyone built or building with Integrale Homes?

Anyone built or building with Integrale Homes?
QLD

Allot of mistakes were made. Keep your eyes open and record everything. Take photos and phone conversations or eye to eye doesn't work. If not sure get a second opinion.

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Integrale1
Apr 20, 2018 6:12 pm

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Yes. For a waffle slab this is normal

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SteveMc
Apr 20, 2018 5:05 pm
SteveMc
CW_L
CW_L
4 h

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

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

Yes! We fell in love with it as soon as we saw it! We paid an extra $5 per sq/m. Not too different! Worth the upgrade. I would have loved to upgrade to the 600x600, but…

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CW_L
Apr 20, 2018 4:55 pm
CW_L
Forg
Forg
4 h

Should of brought established lol

Should of brought established lol
1, 2

Same-same but different for us. We bought the worst house in the ... well not best street, but a nice quiet street at least, and even though there's a business-park a…

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Forg
Apr 20, 2018 4:42 pm

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
1 ... 83, 84, 85

Kurmond doesn't know the meaning of word "COMMITMENT(S)"...

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1building
Apr 20, 2018 4:37 pm
blg
blg
4 h

Mimosa homes

Mimosa homes
VIC

can we find popular synonyms to refer M!M0S@ ? That way we may be able to get rid of legal issues ???

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blg
Apr 20, 2018 4:21 pm

Lucere estate at Leppington

Lucere estate at Leppington
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Yeah it looked like it was all happening when we drove through a couple of weeks ago. Our builder told us that our slab was poured today, so it feels like we are really…

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sarah louu
Apr 20, 2018 4:18 pm

Walk through went better than expected. I ended up with 2 guy friends and my mum walking through with me. Still a lot of stuff to fix up inside (cracks/dints in…

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Melt23
Apr 20, 2018 4:15 pm

Seville 30 - Plantation Homes QLD

Seville 30 - Plantation Homes QLD
QLD
1, 2

What is the name of the paint your have chose for the walls? they look nice. stands out with the white skirting boards.

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Ashwin
Apr 20, 2018 3:57 pm
Ashwin

not sure if i ever mentioned this, we made a couple of pretty big exterior changes. Removed the balcony to bedroom 4 and (painfully) the hit and miss brick to the north as…

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frankily
Apr 20, 2018 3:54 pm

Frame Stage Update The frame stage has begun on March the 14th and this is the progress so far.…

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nanu
Apr 20, 2018 3:50 pm
nanu

Vision One Homes or Home Group WA

Vision One Homes or Home Group WA
WA

Homegroup have been amazing! so glad i went with them they've been spot on so far

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atemby
Apr 20, 2018 3:15 pm
atemby

Allworth Carlisle Build In Western Sydney

Allworth Carlisle Build In Western Sydney
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Your house is looking fantastic ! Congrats on the handover date too

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BrownDog77
Apr 20, 2018 3:12 pm

House Plan Design -

House Plan Design -
WA

Cool. If the builder gets it right I'm sure you'll have a house which is much more comfortable, light & bright! Plus you'll have reduced bills for heating/cooling :)

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ddarroch
Apr 20, 2018 2:34 pm

First Build with Summit Perth WA

First Build with Summit Perth WA
WA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

I’m definitely excited to see some of the tiles down when I’m back next weekend 😊

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Summitlovin
Apr 20, 2018 2:18 pm

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

{Dawn} SE Melb Build - Long journey nearly over!
VIC
1 ... 143, 144, 145

Oh Skyline is stunning. I have a Russian Blue so am a little partial to blue cats, she even has the green eyes! viewtopic.php?f=31&t=89059

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aphsta
Apr 20, 2018 2:01 pm

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

We’re going to his office for beer and ping pong once the house sells and we get the build sorted lol I’ll happily share his details round for anyone in need of a…

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kailie86
Apr 20, 2018 1:40 pm
kailie86

Beachwood Constructions (Sorrento 27 build) Longwarry

Beachwood Constructions (Sorrento 27 build) Longwarry
VIC
1, 2

We had handover on tuesday, and i'm pretty happy with what we've recieved - i've updated the album with some quick pics, will take more when the furniture is moved in…

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Adasiyan
Apr 20, 2018 12:55 pm

Building At Edmondson Park

Building At Edmondson Park
NSW
1 ... 171, 172, 173

Land lot size – 480.4 m2 FSR – 0.65 Land location edmondson park…

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akuma69
Apr 20, 2018 12:44 pm
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1st time builders
Apr 20, 2018 11:54 am

Hilbert HGWA Build

Hilbert HGWA Build
WA
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Lack of storage is a big factor for us not buying new stuff, the rental is already bursting at the seams

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tinkster
Apr 20, 2018 11:30 am
tinkster

Building with Inspired Homes

Building with Inspired Homes
VIC

Claire is building them - Posting on Arden developments

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pEast
Apr 20, 2018 11:26 am

Here is all selections and color schemes throughout the house External Brickwork - cobalt Mortar - Brighton lite - white sand Render - surfmist Colorbond roof -…

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stoff17
Apr 20, 2018 11:01 am

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 538, 539, 540

Oh wow yes I wouldn’t want gutter like that either how can they not build to their own plans? It’s ridiculous... yes stairs do look dif but I don’t mind…

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BrownDog77
Apr 20, 2018 10:51 am

Hi Rachel, All window coverings are through Fabric Conversions. All sheers are Wilson Husk II fabric in Ironbark. The Roman blinds are in the same fabric which will…

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Aegean430
Apr 20, 2018 10:47 am
Aegean430


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