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Wild
Dec 09, 2018 12:26 pm
steel
steel
4 December

How often do you visit your site?

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

Weekly to fortnightly. Im not into construction but I am curious by nature (engineer). So I like to track and follow how they do it and the order.

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steel
Dec 04, 2018 11:52 am
sparekh
sparekh
1 November

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 Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 407, 408, 409

For those that have already got handover can anyone send a list of things/documents received at handover from M ? Do u get roof inspection certificate, electrical,…

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excited_builders
Dec 10, 2018 8:21 am

We built the Barossa 255, similar in design. We had a good experience and love our home. We have been in it 6 months.

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GillyH
Dec 10, 2018 7:51 am
GillyH
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Dee_0301
Dec 10, 2018 6:49 am

JG King modified Heywood - Landscaping

JG King modified Heywood - Landscaping
VIC
1 ... 74, 75, 76

That looks amazing Bank!!! What a great job you guys have done. Mali looks so cute <3 My house looks terrible right now, the yard especially needs some loving, but my…

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aloenyx
Dec 10, 2018 6:48 am
aloenyx

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

HI guys anyone planning to rent their house in MacAathurr heights in early January? we are looking for a 4bedroom house in M Heights but not much property on the market…

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faykis
Dec 10, 2018 12:37 am
faykis

Garage on the boundary

Garage on the boundary
VIC

Just keep your gap clean of debris and weeds , rocks etc. We got an annoying 200mm gap and the neighbours have a fence, we just asked them to let our builder remove…

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sweetswisssteel
Dec 09, 2018 11:29 pm

Does builder top up soil to cover up waffle slab edges?

Does builder top up soil to cover up waffle slab edges?

Ours did because I asked them too and I reminded them of their obligations to provide adequate site drainage as per AS 2870. We also had excellent temp downpipe…

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sweetswisssteel
Dec 09, 2018 11:16 pm

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

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

You also have a deck. :-D Did you build it yourself? Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
Dec 09, 2018 11:14 pm

Build contract, legal advice?

Build contract, legal advice?

Don't bother, a solicitor review voids your 7 day cooling off period. Just examine closely pre contract as the building expert said then go over it thoroughly post…

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sweetswisssteel
Dec 09, 2018 11:12 pm

Occupation Certificate & Interim Occupation Certificate Fail

Occupation Certificate & Interim Occupation Certificate Fail
NSW

I am in a similar situation. could you please advise on how the problem can been solved?

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Linda 2
Dec 09, 2018 9:38 pm

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
1 ... 37, 38, 39

Thanks Vista, I think I actually got the cabling inspiration from you orginally A fan that is programmable based on temperature is a good idea. I might look…

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Quirmeball1280
Dec 09, 2018 7:09 pm
Quirmeball1280
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Manj
Dec 09, 2018 6:16 pm
Manj

Review for metronest

Review for metronest

Dont even think building with metronest. They are full of crap. Beware guys . Very poor documentation and process. Taking forever to build one of my mates house :(

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staypositive
Dec 09, 2018 12:45 pm
kks
kks
20 h

Building Delta(Bliss/ Facade) JG King Shepparton north (Gram

Building Delta(Bliss/ Facade) JG King Shepparton north (Gram
VIC

The builder has likely installed a waterproofing solution under the baseplates. These days it looks like a strip of thin transparent celloptape. You can hardly see it but…

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kks
Dec 09, 2018 12:45 pm

Arden Homes Inspectors

Arden Homes Inspectors
VIC
1, 2

As a builder who has lived through change from council building inspectors to privatised building surveying and inspections I can tell you of a catastrophic fall in…

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building-expert
Dec 09, 2018 9:13 am
building-expert

Builder refusing to give OP

Builder refusing to give OP
VIC

anu123, Who employed the building surveyor, you or the builder?

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SaveH2O
Dec 09, 2018 8:48 am
SaveH2O
Manhattan52
Manhattan52
Yesterday

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 679, 680, 681

Depends how you are going for budget You need a bit up your sleeve for unexpected variations like basix and site costs. Depending on your block and what area your in.

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Manhattan52
Dec 09, 2018 7:57 am
Manhattan52
GarethB
GarethB
Yesterday

Coral Homes – Lisbon 25, Hervey Bay / QLD - FRAME

Coral Homes – Lisbon 25, Hervey Bay / QLD - FRAME
QLD
1, 2, 3

Agree on the front, hoping once it is all up it will have a great effect to it. How are you guys going? Had any luck on the house sale?

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GarethB
Dec 09, 2018 7:28 am
GarethB

Didn't get a colour board. But from the rough idea. White render throughout with black tiles and gutters. Floorboards throughout with grey carpets in the living areas…

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rogklee
Dec 08, 2018 11:04 pm
Melos
Melos
8 December

Calculation of liquidated damages

Calculation of liquidated damages
VIC

Mine references 19.1 in the hia building contract. Then list a bunch of reasons the timing might be extended and by how much. Industry shut down over Christmas is one of…

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Melos
Dec 08, 2018 8:20 pm

Windows are in. Boys working on Saturday.

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Salfield
Dec 08, 2018 4:53 pm
STurner
STurner
8 December

Choosing Right Bricks for 1st House

Choosing Right Bricks for 1st House

Hi RileyR, have you come to a conclusion? We're almost at lockup stage and have used PGH Eclipse. For our builder they are an included brick at .74c each. Breaking Dawn is…

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STurner
Dec 08, 2018 4:49 pm
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
8 December

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 566, 567, 568

bestspecials Thank you so much. That's nice and bright. We will keep that as an option for sure.

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MrsAJ
Dec 08, 2018 1:52 pm
gogo65
gogo65
8 December

Custom Home Designs

Custom Home Designs
NSW

Hi Gogo Yes, PMd you but nothing came through? My email is shanekavanagh090@gmail.com if you want to try email me there?

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gogo65
Dec 08, 2018 12:47 pm
gogo65
doosra
doosra
8 December

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39 Build Thread

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39 Build Thread
NSW
1, 2, 3

Handover date is 18th Dec. Can't wait !! Driveway will not be finished in time and potentially fencing before the new year

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doosra
Dec 08, 2018 7:59 am
Melos
Melos
8 December

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Wow!!! The whole house looks fantastic and congrats on your new little guy. Talk about amazing timing

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Melos
Dec 08, 2018 6:48 am

Things are starting to take shape. We received our fit our invoice recently. Here are some progress pics

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SAFA1
Dec 07, 2018 10:17 pm
JXYL
JXYL
7 December

Building the Metricon Doulton

Building the Metricon Doulton
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Looking good, it will be lockup in no time. Btw, awesome shot, make your frame look like gold plated!

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JXYL
Dec 07, 2018 9:59 pm

I was there today and could see a lot of construction !!

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dineshjain
Dec 07, 2018 8:55 pm

This is the only photo I could find that shows the colours properly. Gutters and front flashing is monument and the fascia is basalt. I wanted the flashing and gutters…

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MrsJM
Dec 07, 2018 7:59 pm
MrsJM
MCC0013
MCC0013
7 December

Porter Davis. No mod for (length) for a garage?????

Porter Davis. No mod for (length) for a garage?????
VIC

Its as simple as they wont budge on changing any aspect of the facade so it depends on what is behind the garage to allow the extra length. It is definately possible and…

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MCC0013
Dec 07, 2018 7:48 pm
Linda 2
Linda 2
7 December

Building Monte Carlo 40- Wisdom homes

Building Monte Carlo 40- Wisdom homes
NSW
1, 2

Thank you for your reply. Yes I selected to pay extra for IOC during the end panel.

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Linda 2
Dec 07, 2018 5:10 pm
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Chelsea1990
Dec 07, 2018 4:52 pm

The top story is going to be rendered foam

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brokenstick
Dec 07, 2018 4:50 pm
brokenstick
steph73
steph73
7 December

Henley Aluminium Cornerless Bifolds

Henley Aluminium Cornerless Bifolds
VIC

Hi All Does anyone out there know the cost of Henley's Aluminium Cornerless Bifolds? TIA

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steph73
Dec 07, 2018 1:42 pm
Elva
Elva
7 December

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?
VIC
1 ... 248, 249, 250

Hi Eureka 22, What are the issues you got from HBC? Just want to check to mine. Thanks

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Elva
Dec 07, 2018 1:08 pm
TiredHalo
TiredHalo
7 December

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41
QLD
1, 2

Good taste then. :) Yeah, we upgraded to the Fujitsu with 9 zones and MyAir 5 control. That came to $5,300.

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TiredHalo
Dec 07, 2018 11:51 am
TiredHalo
Monkey55
Monkey55
7 December

Two Wells Dechellis Build

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

Almost!! I still honestly cant believe how many mistakes council made....but thats finally done, bank valuation came back all good yesterday. So hopefully sign the loan…

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Monkey55
Dec 07, 2018 9:52 am
Kimmykim
Kimmykim
7 December

FIRST HOME – METRICON WINCHESTER 28

FIRST HOME – METRICON WINCHESTER 28
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Good luck! Do you have kids or is it just the two of you? I have 2 girls. They are sad to leave their friends and school here. Husband will only join us before…

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Kimmykim
Dec 07, 2018 9:12 am
Kimmykim
Kimmykim
7 December

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping
VIC
1 ... 60, 61, 62

OMG! New but broken?! And that hot weather! Hope they fix for you in no time. That's really annoying.

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Kimmykim
Dec 07, 2018 9:07 am
Nikolai
Nikolai
7 December

New Build - External Rendering Question

New Build - External Rendering Question
WA

These look like bushfire-proof weephole inserts. They are necessary in some areas. As a renderer, these have often been the bane of my existence. The problem with them is…

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Nikolai
Dec 07, 2018 7:26 am
sudu
sudu
6 December

New Living Homes

New Living Homes
NSW
1 ... 41, 42, 43

Its really worth. I did for my all build stages and found so many issues. All the issues NLH has fixed.

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sudu
Dec 06, 2018 10:02 pm
thecube
thecube
6 December

Bardia Flood study map, floor level advise

Bardia Flood study map, floor level advise

Building in bardia Alamein st but not sure with which builder yet. I probably have to get drop edge beam as well due to garage and driveway council rules.

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thecube
Dec 06, 2018 8:57 pm
Bronte19
Bronte19
6 December

Fairhaven Homes

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

Just pay close attention to paint, masks, door handles, water pressure in each tap. It's great that you hired Darbecca to check the structural stuff. We recieved keys 2…

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Bronte19
Dec 06, 2018 6:54 pm
get2rush
get2rush
6 December

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?
VIC

We have purchased a block through Sydney agent in 2017 and was promised to get it registered this in the first half this year. But it's got delayed and the new approximate…

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get2rush
Dec 06, 2018 2:41 pm

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