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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

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Happy new year to you too :) Thank you very much. I plan to build a big fence at the front anyway so the facade will be hidden (the front yard is larger than the backyard,…

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CalicoCat
Jan 17, 2019 1:21 am

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

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

No, we are looking to transfer the existing contract for house and land package to buying a new land and do construction.

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Kvprasad
Jan 17, 2019 12:51 am

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41
QLD
1, 2

That's excellent news! Looking forward to seeing the start of the build through some photos.

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KingTaco
Jan 16, 2019 11:43 pm
KingTaco

Two Wells Dechellis Build

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

Howdy! We are lot 145 haha!! So very close to you :-) Who are you building with??

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jads88
Jan 16, 2019 11:21 pm

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Ok.. so at least it was on the plans and not an building site change. Looking at your plans, I notice you seem to have bricks on one side of your alfresco, I'm curious…

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luxbuild
Jan 16, 2019 11:10 pm
Wild
Wild
5 h

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
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Ripper - Love it, M mark up is so high n just doesn't justify for many things.

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Wild
Jan 16, 2019 10:50 pm

Building with CJ Homes

Building with CJ Homes
QLD

The 4 hours colour consultation took place this week. We had a vague idea of what we wanted and the consultant has been very helpful. We also discussed some minor…

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onlyann
Jan 16, 2019 10:32 pm

One of my Neighbour who is building there send some pictures of our progress today. 16/01/2019

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InvincibleInDN
Jan 16, 2019 10:05 pm
InvincibleInDN

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
1 ... 40, 41, 42

Oh I do like your roof very much.:x! Please pm with details of your roof supplier plus cost $. We are also looking into similar kind of roof to go on top of deck near our…

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shazaw
Jan 16, 2019 10:00 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 695, 696, 697

Should be from where the peg is facing, the side where the writing is.

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Manhattan52
Jan 16, 2019 9:56 pm
Manhattan52

Had our tiles appointment today 😊 Floor tiles En-suite Main bathroom, laundry and toilet Kitchen splash back tiles

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Daydream_potterslane
Jan 16, 2019 8:37 pm
r_13
r_13
8 h

Bentleigh 48

Bentleigh 48

We tried to include as many options/upgrades as possible at the pre-contract stage. The Sales Consultant was very experienced and was able to give us a lot of guidance.…

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r_13
Jan 16, 2019 7:45 pm
r_13

Thornhill park - Rockbank

Thornhill park - Rockbank

Hi Ali, thanks for your insight, just another question, I have seen some news that property prices might go down by 4% this year in Melbourne Western suburbs. Do you…

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Jayad
Jan 16, 2019 6:27 pm

G Development in Bris - Form 21 04/12 awaiting handover

G Development in Bris - Form 21 04/12 awaiting handover
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Yes! it was stressful and painful - we did flooring, paid removalists to move furniture and clean the old property. Due to the xmas shut down, I had to wait for my…

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pandibabi
Jan 16, 2019 5:39 pm
pandibabi
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Newy-Jan
Jan 16, 2019 5:06 pm

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Oh Mj sorry to hear that I’ve just req to follow on insta, haven’t been on here in ages. Totally agree though cheaper is not better as you pay in the…

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BrownDog77
Jan 16, 2019 2:43 pm

The above photos are 4 houses being built on an undulating block using screw piles and XL-Floor as the subfloor system. XL-Floor has an R value of R2.6 Winter ad…

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John Pierpoint
Jan 16, 2019 1:47 pm

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
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at this point mid feb to end of Feb. depends on how fast the appliances and flooring can go in

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ymiao4398
Jan 16, 2019 12:48 pm

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension
VIC
1 ... 74, 75, 76

Hi would you be able to post a close up pic please...ours has a gap between the top n bottom and you can see the silver pipe https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=ht ... are_type=t

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excited_builders
Jan 16, 2019 11:51 am

Costs for house plans

Costs for house plans

Go with % Of contract estimate House Plans 2% Engineering ( including site report) 1% Both should include Specis, Notes & Quantity Estimates hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 16, 2019 11:46 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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BrentandAllison
Jan 16, 2019 11:27 am
BrentandAllison
Zen
Zen
Yesterday

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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

That's super helpful, Serenity - makes sense that people would not want to commit to a final quote with so many variables. I'll just sit tight until we get to the stage…

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Zen
Jan 15, 2019 10:28 pm
Chelsea1990
Chelsea1990
Yesterday

Simonds Cleland in Adelaide

Simonds Cleland in Adelaide
SA

How exciting! Good luck! I will keep an eye on your page. We’re building in Virginia grove :)

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Chelsea1990
Jan 15, 2019 9:51 pm
Doulton777
Doulton777
Yesterday

Our KDR Metricon Doulton - Melb

Our KDR Metricon Doulton - Melb
VIC

We buit our Doulton just last year. I remember thinking it would be great too have others that are building it too. We actually bought off the plan. In November 2016 was…

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Doulton777
Jan 15, 2019 9:29 pm
Doulton777
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hunkarkadam
Jan 15, 2019 9:20 pm

Rear veranda finally done and thats pretty much done Still have a few things left inside - finally started fixing my skirtings today and will be doing my touchup painting…

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Entilzha
Jan 15, 2019 9:12 pm

Here are my final eletric floor plan. Hopefully I didn't miss anything.

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Freak_Zombie
Jan 15, 2019 8:36 pm
Tradie89
Tradie89
Yesterday

Building with Hamlen Homes - Perth (previously metro homes)

Building with Hamlen Homes - Perth (previously metro homes)
WA

January 2019 Update* Brickwork complete 12/10/18 Roof cover complete 08/11/18 Lockup stage 30/11/18 WOW how quickly and seamless the process has been so far. I have an…

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Tradie89
Jan 15, 2019 8:25 pm
alymei
alymei
Yesterday

Colour questions?

Colour questions?
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

That's a great combo - We will go surfmist windows

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alymei
Jan 15, 2019 7:15 pm
Melos
Melos
Yesterday

New Home on Block with 2.5m fall

New Home on Block with 2.5m fall

There are builders that specialise in split level homes you will definitely get a better design if you work with the lay of the land rather than against it

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Melos
Jan 15, 2019 4:58 pm
kks
kks
Yesterday

Slab crumbling?

Slab crumbling?

And when I think of local building standards I think of of how many of the international students that came trough my hands a year or two back were in the tiling and…

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kks
Jan 15, 2019 4:36 pm
Margin
Margin
Yesterday

Bradford homes sa- any experiences?

Bradford homes sa- any experiences?
SA

I know your feeling, I am a stickler when it comes to weighing up value for money. I compared many builders, asked around (i.e. contacted independent building inspectors)…

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Margin
Jan 15, 2019 4:24 pm
chrisjau
chrisjau
15 January

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane

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

If you could PM it that would be great. I'll share the version we were supplied with and the updated floor plan when i get home tonight. It sounds like you're aiming for…

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chrisjau
Jan 15, 2019 1:02 pm
KingTaco
KingTaco
15 January

Building Saba 310 with Mimosa Homes in Melbourne West

Building Saba 310 with Mimosa Homes in Melbourne West

Those fees are crazy hey - we enquired about changing the colour of our window frames after we'd completed colour selection and were advised that it would be the variation…

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KingTaco
Jan 15, 2019 11:43 am
KingTaco
alexp79
alexp79
14 January

Best block orientation for forever home

Best block orientation for forever home
SA

Ideally you would want your living spaces facing North and your bedrooms facing South.

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alexp79
Jan 14, 2019 10:16 pm
Joker
Joker
14 January

Awning vs Tilt only (no turn) windows

Awning vs Tilt only (no turn) windows
VIC

Have had sliding windows plus Awning windows Now have tilt N turn, by far the best has been the tilt N turn, their so versatile and opening like a door so convenient, the…

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Joker
Jan 14, 2019 6:08 pm
Drew01
Drew01
14 January

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping
VIC
1 ... 62, 63, 64

I think what we have is what was in the studio... Can't recall, might be worth a call to Southern Star?

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Drew01
Jan 14, 2019 2:36 pm
Drew01
DustyBlue
DustyBlue
14 January

Brick home on stumps *photos*

Brick home on stumps *photos*

Unfortunately its weatherboard 😐

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DustyBlue
Jan 14, 2019 2:21 pm
gablesrocks
gablesrocks
14 January

Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders

Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders
NSW
1, 2, 3

Just a short update. More to come when the actual work commences. The plumber is onsite today completing the plumbing....finally. The site will be power washed today or…

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gablesrocks
Jan 14, 2019 10:21 am

Latest Update. We've been told we could have PCI by the end of the month :-D:-D

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mitchell_owens
Jan 14, 2019 9:38 am
Doulton777
Doulton777
13 January

Building the Metricon Doulton

Building the Metricon Doulton
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

It’s getting there. Can’t wait to see what it looks like once it’s done. Bricks will take awhile. They will look very nice being the slimmer ones. It’s takes a bit…

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Doulton777
Jan 13, 2019 11:08 pm
Doulton777
jayasooriah
jayasooriah
13 January

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW

Hi Mish, Do you have Wisdom Homes's price list for electricials, including the alarm system? I have been trying to get this from them for ages and for reasons I don't…

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jayasooriah
Jan 13, 2019 4:01 pm

Pre-start External Colour Choices: External brickwork (also internal feature wall) - Brikmakers Vintage red with cream…

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thme
Jan 13, 2019 3:38 pm
BuLe
BuLe
13 January

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Great info, thanks for the research and for sharing

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BuLe
Jan 13, 2019 8:38 am
BuLe

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