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sabrelli
sabrelli
13 September

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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Whenever i can my land registered Nov last year and every weekend i used to drive by to check out progress on my street and to make sure noone dumps crap on my lot

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sabrelli
Sep 13, 2017 10:16 pm
kirashogun
kirashogun
8 September

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 49, 50, 51

A useful item we have was that a drinking water tap supply from the refrigerator area, and in case u buy yourself a refrigerator using a drinking water thingy in the front…

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kirashogun
Sep 08, 2017 1:28 pm

LYNDARUM/AURORA/SUMMERHILL ESTATES: Epping, Victoria

LYNDARUM/AURORA/SUMMERHILL ESTATES: Epping, Victoria
VIC
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It really depends on your provider. You can get faster speeds if you pay for it. I was with iinet and the internet would always drop out and we were paying for the top…

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rtforresters
Sep 26, 2017 5:28 pm
rtforresters

First Home Owner - Building in Springfield Rise

First Home Owner - Building in Springfield Rise
QLD
1, 2

Hahaha... yes.. well... it will be pretty sweet, I'm not gonna lie :P Hopefully it doesnt clash with the concrete floor though. That's the only worry - if it looks odd…

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staceyrussell
Sep 26, 2017 5:26 pm
staceyrussell

{Dawn} SE Melb Custom Build - Ever After :)

{Dawn} SE Melb Custom Build - Ever After :)
VIC
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Where did you get this from? We have a small dog and a glass laundry door too

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Kat_1025
Sep 26, 2017 5:16 pm

So it's been about a month in our new home and we still have so much to do. Here's some progress pics of what we have done so far. Lounge room,still have rug,pictures and…

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rtforresters
Sep 26, 2017 5:12 pm
rtforresters

KDR - custom home in Clearview, SA with ADH

KDR - custom home in Clearview, SA with ADH
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Yep. Really frustrating. Also suspect that if we didn't go in today, we might not have found out until the tiles were due for the build

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Nawsome
Sep 26, 2017 5:06 pm
Nawsome

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0
NSW
1 ... 709, 710, 711

Hey Rox82 ... I shopped around for quotes, every window in my house has shutters except the two sets of glass sliding doors. I found Pazazz the cheapest quote, Hunter…

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MartinsHarmony
Sep 26, 2017 5:02 pm
MartinsHarmony

Coral Homes Winton 26

Coral Homes Winton 26

Hi everyone! We are building the Winton 26 modified slightly in the Lockyer valley! So far we've paid our deposit and soil test was done today as well as our power pole…

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jayandkelly
Sep 26, 2017 4:56 pm
bank
bank
35 m

JG King modified Heywood - Render

JG King modified Heywood - Render
VIC
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So our frustrated SS has confirmed that the waterproofing isn't done so no tile meeting tomorrow. Waterproofing should happen tomorrow (heard that a few times before). …

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bank
Sep 26, 2017 4:53 pm
bank

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Pending Settlement)

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Pending Settlement)
QLD
1 ... 6, 7, 8

HAHA!! They must have seen your message Steph! You'll be building in no time congrats...

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Caydenn
Sep 26, 2017 4:41 pm
Caydenn
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philip01
Sep 26, 2017 4:38 pm
JB1
JB1
53 m

Cost of Documentation - Advice Please

Cost of Documentation - Advice Please
NSW

I think it's a reasonable price. Most architects charge for Sketch Design – Floor Plans and Elevations and submission to councils. Then you have working drawings,…

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JB1
Sep 26, 2017 4:36 pm
bank
bank
1 h

Would you build again?

Would you build again?
VIC

I think I would build again, I must be bat$h!t crazy after our build :lol:. My husband says he won't unless it is a custom builder. I have enjoyed the process despite all our…

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bank
Sep 26, 2017 4:18 pm
bank

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 488, 489, 490

Anyone had Michelle as their on site CSO? I was told today she was going to be our go to person during the build.

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Caydenn
Sep 26, 2017 4:07 pm
Caydenn

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Ormeau Hills - Admin Troubles

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Ormeau Hills - Admin Troubles
QLD
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Thanks everyone, we are still aiming for that November 13th start as we need to get some extra cash together before they start building so we can at least landscape, do…

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Caydenn
Sep 26, 2017 4:06 pm
Caydenn

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 8, 9, 10

welcome to the club.. i am 20xx series

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Zayedzamir
Sep 26, 2017 3:58 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 380, 381, 382

Need advise We are getting this as the entry door. We opted for Trans Lam ($120 - extra). However during color appointment we kind of felt trans lam will kill the look.…

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aaron2008
Sep 26, 2017 3:29 pm

Metricon Vantage 38 QLD

Metricon Vantage 38 QLD
QLD
1, 2, 3

Indeed there is no display for us to vist. While... yes but we have made too many structure changes plus the 3D modelling isnt too expensive and it does help my almond…

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Mt.view
Sep 26, 2017 3:09 pm
Mt.view

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
1 ... 54, 55, 56

We're still stuck in the admin phase... We're supposed to be at site 5 weeks ago

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Renman
Sep 26, 2017 3:04 pm
Renman

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Btw, love the 360 camera. Did you go with 2017 model?

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Mt.view
Sep 26, 2017 2:57 pm
Mt.view
MrCJ
MrCJ
3 h

Building a Carlisle Homes Radison 35 in Boronia (KDRB)

Building a Carlisle Homes Radison 35 in Boronia (KDRB)
VIC

Hi Harpreet, Carlisle Home don't do demolition so you'll need to do this yourself, here is what I had to do post settle on my block: Organise Asset Protection for the…

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MrCJ
Sep 26, 2017 2:43 pm

My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA

My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Had the final inspection this morning. Took about 1 hour 45 which was a bit longer than anticipated! There were plenty of red stickers for wall/paint touch ups but…

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Imightbedave
Sep 26, 2017 2:32 pm

Bold Living + Us + South East Queensland = Housing the Tribe

Bold Living + Us + South East Queensland = Housing the Tribe
QLD
1, 2, 3

We received our full contract today and everything is spot on, documents have been signed and given to the bank for full approval

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Tribe7
Sep 26, 2017 2:27 pm
Tribe7

Cost issues - advice please

Cost issues - advice please
NSW

Oh, I read 5kw, not 1.5... yes, that's super high pricing.

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JayaJaya
Sep 26, 2017 2:27 pm
JayaJaya
BnR
BnR
3 h

Any experiences with Firstyle homes

Any experiences with Firstyle homes
NSW
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Firstyle is making processes delay for everything and you are charges us for delay. Eeally frustrating... We paid my initial…

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BnR
Sep 26, 2017 2:22 pm

I went out to our block of land on Sunday and took some photos - see below (I really should have taken a wider lens with me.) After checking out the block I went and…

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staceyrussell
Sep 26, 2017 2:12 pm
staceyrussell

Anndddddd. We now have settlement :) Zee Dirt Farm is now mine.

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Adasiyan
Sep 26, 2017 2:06 pm

LAND HAS SETTLED! woo hoo - the dirt farm is now ours... now to wait for the building permits to be issued.

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Adasiyan
Sep 26, 2017 2:05 pm
JS15
JS15
3 h

1st Build - New Choice Homes

1st Build - New Choice Homes
WA

First time build and we are underway after a lot of block hunting and back and forth with builders. We have ended up with a block in Hammond Park and building with New…

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JS15
Sep 26, 2017 2:01 pm

Building Marseille 25 with Boutique Homes

Building Marseille 25 with Boutique Homes
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hello! I just sent you a PM but am new to this so am not actually sure if it went through. Thanks again so much for your help. :)

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Katehutch
Sep 26, 2017 1:38 pm
rds
rds
4 h

Clyde Springs estate- Clyde North

Clyde Springs estate- Clyde North
VIC

Hi Renee, I bought the land in stage 5 (Lot no 522). I am more than happy to share any information you need. If you need any help please email me on

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rds
Sep 26, 2017 1:14 pm

Building with Ventura in Bushmead, WA

Building with Ventura in Bushmead, WA
WA
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Haven't got a block. Still doing my research about the estate, especially re: bushfire and soil class. Yup, hopefully someone with S class lot will contact me soon!

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JerryA
Sep 26, 2017 1:03 pm
JerryA

Poor Quality Brickwork - Need Advice

Poor Quality Brickwork - Need Advice

Was your builder happy to fix it or did you end up with a fight on your hands to get it fixed. Did you re-grout or get it rendered?

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mralex34
Sep 26, 2017 12:59 pm

Hi Everyone! I with my wife decided share with all of you about our FIRST HOME . This forum has also given me a lot more different idea / design. Just bought a Proposed…

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ERIC Y
Sep 26, 2017 12:56 pm
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RDhar_2016
Sep 26, 2017 12:48 pm

Modified Coral Cloncurry. We have keys!!

Modified Coral Cloncurry. We have keys!!
QLD
1 ... 38, 39, 40

Wow!! Lots going on at your place. All the best!! Loving your paint choices.

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aloenyx
Sep 26, 2017 12:31 pm
aloenyx

Metricon Savannah 34 - Close to preliminary presentation...

Metricon Savannah 34 - Close to preliminary presentation...
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hi Stephanie, We are also building a Savannah 34 in Brisbane. 8.8.17 - Slab 8.9.17 - Frames 15.9.17 - Roof 22.9.17 - Rough ins 23.9.17 - Ext doors and windows Can you…

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shaneo1989
Sep 26, 2017 12:15 pm
Gio
Gio
5 h

Porter Davis - Madison 40

Porter Davis - Madison 40
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Question for all Madison home builder Wondering if any of you added bulkhead in the Galley/Pantry assuming you are having overhead cupboards.

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Gio
Sep 26, 2017 12:07 pm
Gio

Building in Wollert(Aurora Stage 9, Contempo boulevard)

Building in Wollert(Aurora Stage 9, Contempo boulevard)
VIC

even I went to see, looks amazing and exciting. The best thing about contempo blvd is that it is connected directly to Edgars road which will definitely make commute easier.

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RDhar_2016
Sep 26, 2017 11:55 am

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 311, 312, 313

What does everyone think about M’s new Yale facades?

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Vantage_35
Sep 26, 2017 11:33 am

Building with Ausbuild- Enclave Gumdale - SE QLD

Building with Ausbuild- Enclave Gumdale - SE QLD
VIC
1, 2

Yes we seem to be almost at par, with yours still a bit ahead. :) My SS also thinks late January is more realistic time frame for the house to complete. Our cladding…

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akashsethi10
Sep 26, 2017 11:22 am
akashsethi10

Recevied our developer update today. Looks like our stage may be slipping behind as they are now saying late November or early December, when they assured me last week it…

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blackcat20
Sep 26, 2017 11:14 am
blackcat20

JG King -Urbis 1

JG King -Urbis 1

We built with JG King, and we were bitterly disappointed. Suggest you find an alternative.

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Doc Freeman
Sep 26, 2017 10:55 am
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dulie
Sep 26, 2017 10:42 am
dulie

Coral Homes Noosa 20 Build

Coral Homes Noosa 20 Build
QLD
1, 2

We had prep work go down before the weekend! Had some issues with the layout and old materials but our issues were resolved this week with a brilliant slab pour this…

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Hudson House
Sep 26, 2017 9:47 am

Henley Electra 2017/2018 build

Henley Electra 2017/2018 build
VIC
1, 2

Hi dreamhomz, I have PM you some photos :-D. It is great that you have fixed the price with Henley for the Electra. Are you going to make any changes to the original…

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earcangel
Sep 26, 2017 9:40 am
earcangel

Electrical Plan Advise + Downlights after handover install?

Electrical Plan Advise + Downlights after handover install?

Update --- I had meeting with few electricians and best price so far : ( I have to supply all the downlights, fan etc ) $20 - install downlight or any other light to…

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vikushivu
Sep 26, 2017 9:34 am


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