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Arden Developments

Arden Developments
VIC
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Things that helped me: - browse on Houzz.com and Pinterest. - go plenty of times to the display home and imagine how you would like your colours to look like. - visit…

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Keroppi
Jan 22, 2018 8:54 pm

Looks like painting got done today- drop sheets on windows so I couldn’t see in but looked like things were happening yay! Also looks like the cement sheet is up in the…

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Melt23
Jan 22, 2018 8:36 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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On my house they installed single glazed rather than double glazed. They dont check anything..... see more at hoffmangoldwithporterdavis.wordpress.com

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brucefil2011
Jan 22, 2018 7:57 pm

Tapware and toilets have been done! Very happy with my colour selections. The house looks light and bright which is what I wanted being a small house.

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valerie3e
Jan 22, 2018 7:49 pm
valerie3e

Arden - Votivo 43

Arden - Votivo 43
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Really coming along nicely now. I'm looking at landscapers now. We have commenced growing some plants from seed. Been fairly successful at it so far. My partner wants a…

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icat2000
Jan 22, 2018 7:48 pm
icat2000

Our First Home - Ballarat - Entrance Hallway Lighting Inspo

Our First Home - Ballarat - Entrance Hallway Lighting Inspo
VIC
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I'm waiting to see if the price drops before making a decision. Also, had to pay the contribution levy to the Council they wanted $1150 before the issue a building…

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icat2000
Jan 22, 2018 7:39 pm
icat2000

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

{Dawn} SE Melb Build - Long journey nearly over!
VIC
1 ... 139, 140, 141

Thanks Bank :D It's been a challenge and I have plans to redo a lot of the landscape once summer is over. Hehe, I found everything we tried to do was a nightmare, things…

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aloenyx
Jan 22, 2018 7:04 pm
aloenyx

The ivy, Doreen

The ivy, Doreen
VIC
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Update from the weekend is that Stage 3 will title in February, Stage 4 a couple of months after that... then, the big news, Stage 6 will follow Stage 4 ('only a small…

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blackdiamond
Jan 22, 2018 6:54 pm

KDR: Metricon Signature Split Level Sloping Block

KDR: Metricon Signature Split Level Sloping Block
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Looking good there!! Had a phone survey today from M... 15/10 for our current and previous CSC, 0/10 for our first I've who's left. They asked me what they could do…

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Drew01
Jan 22, 2018 6:49 pm
Drew01
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sandeepdes
Jan 22, 2018 5:37 pm

Infinity Estate - Plumpton, VIC

Infinity Estate - Plumpton, VIC
VIC
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No. Nothing has been conveyed yet. Can say January title is out of the picture.

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v1v3k
Jan 22, 2018 4:03 pm

Visited the house again over the weekend. And sadly all doors were locked so couldn't get in. Had a good look through the windows and WOW!! So excited! Painting has…

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smithfamily
Jan 22, 2018 3:01 pm

Wall hanging TV - Melbourne

Wall hanging TV - Melbourne
VIC

Hi Ezza, if you or hubby are quite handy it's really easy to do. Just need a stud finder, drill, and a few screws. Otherwise try airtasker Building the Votivo43…

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g33kerb0t
Jan 22, 2018 2:30 pm
g33kerb0t

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis
VIC
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It's one of the reasons we pursued with the formwrap, even after PD told us it was more expensive (which it isn't). I've had 2 pack painted cabinetry in the first house…

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lilbza
Jan 22, 2018 12:26 pm
lilbza

Porter Davis - Madison 40

Porter Davis - Madison 40
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Thank you Gio! That is actually great to know because we’ve also decided to go plain profile for the galley to save some costs, and I was wracking my brains about what…

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aplaceforeverything
Jan 22, 2018 9:26 am

SJD Homes. Who's built with them.

SJD Homes. Who's built with them.
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Hi Guys, I recall there was a couple of good site supervisors at SJD The ones I read about were Andrew/Andy, Aaron, Paul and Shane - does anyone here have them as their…

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jazzaddict
Jan 22, 2018 9:20 am

Some pics of plaster. Can't believe how much bigger it makes the place look. Living/kitchen Hallway Cinema. Plaster is a different color in this room as it's…

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Christoshizz
Jan 22, 2018 8:41 am
Christoshizz

Building Bayside : Design Change...

Building Bayside : Design Change...
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Fantastic to hear that you’re up and running finallyGood luck

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Saint Girl
Jan 22, 2018 8:34 am
Saint Girl

Rothwell tarneit

Rothwell tarneit
VIC

Hi Me and y partner have bought a block in stage 15 at Rothwell. Am a little dissapointed with all the delays until now...

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da_scud
Jan 22, 2018 12:09 am
Doulton777
Doulton777
Yesterday

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension
VIC
1 ... 53, 54, 55

I was thinking same. Not cos health and safety. Our ss doesn’t seem to mind if we go there if tradies are there. He never once kicked ups fuss. He point things out…

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Doulton777
Jan 21, 2018 4:18 pm
Doulton777
Charly6s
Charly6s
Yesterday

Building a Porter Davis Hillside 34

Building a Porter Davis Hillside 34
VIC
1, 2

The different levels are because the garage, front portico and alfresco sab hights are lower than the rest of the house, but the slabs are still the same thickness, so…

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Charly6s
Jan 21, 2018 3:48 pm
Charly6s
inexp_user
inexp_user
Yesterday

Building with Porter Davis

Building with Porter Davis
VIC

I just realised this is an old post! You have probably already started building!

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inexp_user
Jan 21, 2018 1:58 pm
inexp_user
JK27
JK27
Yesterday

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra
VIC
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It shouldn't be this way - and I'm over feeling like the bad guy, I'm over thinking and overthinking this house, I'm over looking at their lack of attention to detail,…

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JK27
Jan 21, 2018 1:18 pm
JK27
g33kerb0t
g33kerb0t
Yesterday

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build
VIC
1, 2, 3

Yeah it's after the closed fence. I saw the trenches already dug, some of the drainage pipes laid, some waiting to be laid. I hope it doesn't stretch to June as that…

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g33kerb0t
Jan 21, 2018 12:28 pm
g33kerb0t
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
21 January

Advice and help

Advice and help
VIC

You should re-title this thread and have it moved to the appropriate sub forum.

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SaveH2O
Jan 21, 2018 9:09 am
SaveH2O
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
21 January

Boutique Homes

Boutique Homes
VIC
1 ... 168, 169, 170

Hello Everyone ! Happy Sunday ! Just getting prepared for my HIA signing and going through the draft it seems there are few things which are making me not that happy.…

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Ozshaz
Jan 21, 2018 8:27 am
ryanl15
ryanl15
21 January

Henley Electra 2017/2018 build

Henley Electra 2017/2018 build
VIC
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so i have asked henley to do similar modifications and at this moment have flatly said no. i will be calling henley to see if i can get the ok from someone higher up. …

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ryanl15
Jan 21, 2018 1:16 am
Anna_li2511
Anna_li2511
21 January

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?
VIC
1 ... 247, 248, 249

I think not much people have fight for it, I tried but no respond. Have you tried to quote what you saw on the website to them?

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Anna_li2511
Jan 21, 2018 12:02 am
Christoshizz
Christoshizz
20 January

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - Plaster Done!

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - Plaster Done!
VIC
1 ... 29, 30, 31

Yep goes Yellow. My mums house is 3 years old and the enamel all looks terrible. Google it lol.

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Christoshizz
Jan 20, 2018 11:11 pm
Christoshizz
Doulton777
Doulton777
20 January

Allura Estate

Allura Estate
VIC
1 ... 111, 112, 113

They are getting going on it now. Has too be done by the start of next year viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Jan 20, 2018 10:53 pm
Doulton777

Flooring carpet and water proof laminate

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cinda84
Jan 20, 2018 7:12 pm
pEast
pEast
20 January

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Yeah - it appears that - have Simonds- 4th build going on - the one which started about a month before my site start is handed over - others moving close within a month…

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pEast
Jan 20, 2018 6:47 pm
mj-mac4
mj-mac4
20 January

Do not like kitchen wall tiles

Do not like kitchen wall tiles
VIC

Hello, it will cost around $500 - $600 to replace with new tiles and take the old ones off. Make sure they don’t damage your cabinetry when taking the tiles off. But…

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mj-mac4
Jan 20, 2018 1:33 pm
mj-mac4
Bri1234
Bri1234
19 January

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - BRICKING

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - BRICKING
VIC
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They did do well the way they have angled it. And I get we need one there but it just looks so ugly. I'm hoping the it being painted a darker colour will help it kind of…

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Bri1234
Jan 19, 2018 9:48 pm
Bri1234
neb880
neb880
19 January

Who to build in Melb and experience with GJ? KDRB with slope

Who to build in Melb and experience with GJ? KDRB with slope
VIC

saw this late, you may well have chosen a builder already our site is also 3.6m in slope, but we managed to not go down the split level path but rather a 500mm stepdown…

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neb880
Jan 19, 2018 9:20 pm
neb880

update frame stage largely done, roof tiling finished and some of the piping is started and another photo of the poor cut and fill at the back...probably should have…

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neb880
Jan 19, 2018 9:11 pm
neb880
neb880
neb880
19 January

cut and fill question

cut and fill question
VIC

thanks guys i raised it with the builder and they said they will level it out with more fill i much rather they did that properly from the start but...

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neb880
Jan 19, 2018 8:47 pm
neb880
Doulton777
Doulton777
19 January

Building the Metricon Doulton

Building the Metricon Doulton
VIC
1, 2, 3

It’s been pretty quiet on the boards for awhile. I don’t know if it’s even worth posting updates anymore lol. We have had a lot going on. We are so close to the end.…

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Doulton777
Jan 19, 2018 8:45 pm
Doulton777
MicknCi
MicknCi
19 January

Taking the plunge building Simonds Rio

Taking the plunge building Simonds Rio
VIC

Hello! Great to hear from you. I fell in love with the raised ceiling and butler's pantry in the Rio kitchen and I was sold! And, you guessed it, both options are…

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MicknCi
Jan 19, 2018 6:51 pm
MicknCi
Rachael13
Rachael13
19 January

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

With views like that I would have added a balcony. For us we would have be looking directly at the road and into the neighbours house across from us. Not worth it…

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Rachael13
Jan 19, 2018 3:50 pm
Rachael13
Bri1234
Bri1234
19 January

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

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean 38 - Stairs
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

No communication is so frustrating. It's a lot easier to deal with things as long as they let us know. Our SS doesn't seem like a bit communicator but he did say he's…

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Bri1234
Jan 19, 2018 11:56 am
Bri1234
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Maps
Jan 18, 2018 8:42 pm
bini
bini
18 January

How long from PCI to Handover in Simonds

How long from PCI to Handover in Simonds
VIC

Thankyou @Madora Dreamer, I ll keep that in mind. :-)

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bini
Jan 18, 2018 1:42 pm
rattleAU
rattleAU
18 January

Crystal 16 by Dennis Family Homes

Crystal 16 by Dennis Family Homes
VIC
1, 2

Ah, of course! My wife did tell me that ages ago. Duh! Hey, I only slept 2 hours after work last night as I had to meet the electrician on site this morning... and that's…

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rattleAU
Jan 18, 2018 1:03 pm
rattleAU
rattleAU
18 January

Dennis Family Homes - Devonport 363. Build has started...

Dennis Family Homes - Devonport 363. Build has started...
VIC
1, 2

Sorry for the late reply Cleef85. We have been incredible busy with some personal stuff, work and build related things. Really like what you have done with the Kimberley…

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rattleAU
Jan 18, 2018 10:44 am
blackcat20
blackcat20
18 January

Metricon Winchester 28- Land titled!

Metricon Winchester 28- Land titled!
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Interesting! Havent heard anything from M, our CSC has been uncontactable all week....glad they're doing stuff behind the scenes though.

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blackcat20
Jan 18, 2018 8:19 am
blackcat20
Eskay
Eskay
17 January

New Henley Electra build in Mernda/VIC

New Henley Electra build in Mernda/VIC
VIC
1, 2, 3

Quick update - plaster is completed on the house. Will be posting the latest photos this weekend ...

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Eskay
Jan 17, 2018 10:38 pm
Eskay
AlexPell
AlexPell
17 January

Building with JG King - Barossa 255 in Ballarat.

Building with JG King - Barossa 255 in Ballarat.
VIC

Ooohh it's looking great. We are very seriously thinking about the Barossa 255 and building in Romsey. We'd need a ranch style for the block we are looking at, and this…

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AlexPell
Jan 17, 2018 9:44 pm
AlexPell
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maddy.r
Jan 17, 2018 7:10 pm


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