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Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover
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We have elected to do this with main floor tiling and carpets. The builder could not offer tiles we liked. Doing the carpet ourselves has allowed up to upgrade the…

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BrentandAllison
Jun 20, 2018 2:23 pm
BrentandAllison

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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I agree with you that it is the tradies you need to watch as in the end they are the ones who will likely make a mega-blunder and not the supervisor (that was the case 20…

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Mr. Sausage
Jun 14, 2018 12:14 pm

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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Duma Fossil is one of the top Indonesian providers of wholesale petrified wood products, wholesale home decor petrified wood…

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springtime
May 20, 2018 9:24 am

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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Dont they also have Brown Japan?

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blackcat20
Jun 20, 2018 3:22 pm
blackcat20

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville
NSW
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Hi everyone, I have been to council and they said that the maximum cut is 1/2 metre. so we personally are stuffed! Wayne…

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Stimpson
Jun 20, 2018 3:21 pm

Metricon Winchester 28- Framing

Metricon Winchester 28- Framing
VIC
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And that's why Westpac is my day to day bank. No issue at all increasing my limit to move money to our loan offset (different bank). ANZ on the other hand....

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blackcat20
Jun 20, 2018 2:41 pm
blackcat20

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
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I had to engaged a hydraulic engineer for the stormwater design and plumber for the work. May be I had to drain to council pit/easement and I also need council stormwater…

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LevaneT
Jun 20, 2018 2:20 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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We just received our partial lockup invoice today. Hebel is starting on the house this week after nearly 2 weeks of not much happening, due to a shortage of hebel…

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lilbza
Jun 20, 2018 2:11 pm
lilbza

Building Wisdom Manahattan 52

Building Wisdom Manahattan 52
NSW
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Hi KEC, We are similar issues having with WH, 9mths on still unresolved maintenance issues with trades coming back and forth. WH have now advised that will not be fixing…

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ozmonkeyoy
Jun 20, 2018 1:48 pm
ozmonkeyoy

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Flyscreens Aluminium or fibreglass Appreciate some opinions of those who have experienced either in their windows and doors as part of their W build.

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Chompy
Jun 20, 2018 1:29 pm
CC7
CC7
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Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / June 20 - Tiling to start

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / June 20 - Tiling to start
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Met the tiler on site early this morning everything was in order, correct tiles were ordered by Beaumont . He's very organised and I can tell he's done this a thousand…

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CC7
Jun 20, 2018 1:26 pm
CC7

It looked like they ignored half the items picked up at PCI and what they had dealt with was unacceptable- eg bare tile edging in kitchen/laundry/bathrooms at PCI, it…

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Melt23
Jun 20, 2018 12:59 pm

Update: We had internal selections and electrical on Monday. Julie in the Newcastle office is fantastic. She really makes, what could be very stressful for some, an…

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Salfield
Jun 20, 2018 11:36 am
CC7
CC7
4 h

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)
QLD
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haha! i can tell you that leaving a week in between visits makes it appear like heaps more work has been done. Although, you won't have too much left, ah it's so…

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CC7
Jun 20, 2018 11:30 am
CC7
bini
bini
4 h

Building Simonds Prague with Modifications

Building Simonds Prague with Modifications
VIC
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Hi Tracey and Marshall, I want to ask you both, if you have got Smart home package installed in your property now?? How long did they take to get to you? I have moved…

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bini
Jun 20, 2018 11:03 am

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod - now Post Handover

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod - now Post Handover
SA
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Sent of my defect list today - was sent nearly 2 weeks late but they where aware and had advised no problems I kept delaying it looking for more issues as couldn't find…

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Entilzha
Jun 20, 2018 10:51 am

Seville 30 - Plantation Homes QLD

Seville 30 - Plantation Homes QLD
QLD
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How did you go with your Final Inspection? anything major picked up? Did you higher 3rd party Building inspector ? Mine is on tomo afternoon - I think Dan is coming down…

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vikushivu
Jun 20, 2018 10:26 am

Review for metronest

Review for metronest

hello Neha, How you went towards building with Metronest?

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vanand
Jun 20, 2018 10:22 am

Coral Homes Marcoola 32 QLD

Coral Homes Marcoola 32 QLD
QLD
1 ... 23, 24, 25

We are building ours under the Elegance package and added the Neo Modern Kitchen upgrade ($5000) which comes with glass splashback.

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bestspecials
Jun 20, 2018 10:15 am
bestspecials
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Doulton777
Jun 20, 2018 10:13 am
Doulton777

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
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Your driveway looks great that colour. Good luck with handover. Enjoy your house, you deserve to.

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bestspecials
Jun 20, 2018 9:37 am
bestspecials

Modified Coral Marcoola 32 SEQ

Modified Coral Marcoola 32 SEQ
NSW
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So, what's been happening? Do you still have PCI tomorrow? Our projected PCI is 18 July. Any more photos?

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bestspecials
Jun 20, 2018 9:28 am
bestspecials

PCI booked for the 28.6.18, 31 weeks since slab down and about 12 weeks since lockout. I fine tuned our landscaping plan and submitted it to Reece Plumbing last night,…

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Choosy
Jun 20, 2018 9:15 am
Choosy

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Waiting to start!

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Waiting to start!
QLD
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Cheers for the advice - yeah, ill be visiting pretty much every day on my way home from work. It's good that the guy who built next door moved in last week - so he;s going…

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BrentandAllison
Jun 20, 2018 9:08 am
BrentandAllison

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.
VIC

I would not reccomend to anyone. Ridiculous Builder. Construction started in July17 and handed over property April 18. Had many problems during construcyion time.…

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propinv
Jun 20, 2018 8:58 am
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amyelizabeth137
Jun 20, 2018 8:50 am

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
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Isn’t the maximum balcony size allowed 12msq?

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Hasan
Jun 20, 2018 8:25 am

Our First Home - Ballarat - Welcome to LockUp!!

Our First Home - Ballarat - Welcome to LockUp!!
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Thanks. I can only really peak through the windows at weekend as time I get home from work its already dark. Sorry to hear about your delays. What been happening with…

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icat2000
Jun 20, 2018 8:05 am
icat2000

Builder asked to upgrade class P to E class slab

Builder asked to upgrade class P to E class slab

Hi. Kirashogun Could you pm me what your slab engineering drawings look like i know we did not get anything it would great to see what they really look like. Thank you Mario.

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Mauromario
Jun 19, 2018 11:15 pm

Site cost for Tarneit

Site cost for Tarneit
VIC

Thanks to everyone for your response

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Amantullah
Jun 19, 2018 10:46 pm

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
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Hey excited builders, we had troubles with our first installment too with CBA. Stuff wasn’t matching which seams very similar to you. But got sorted after 3-4 weeks from…

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stoff17
Jun 19, 2018 10:32 pm

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
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That's fantastic Brodav so glad it's going well how's looks awesome

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BrownDog77
Jun 19, 2018 9:53 pm

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - Settlement! WE ARE IN!!!

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - Settlement! WE ARE IN!!!
VIC
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We survived winter in the old house and the rental thanks to electric blankets. Summer in the rental was awful. No airflow. Only an aircon in the kitchen that didn’t…

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Bri1234
Jun 19, 2018 9:08 pm
Bri1234
CC7
CC7
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Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 18: Flooring, Carpet....)

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 18: Flooring, Carpet....)
QLD
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I've been following along the last couple of weeks on IG! it looks really beautiful Steph

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CC7
Jun 19, 2018 8:48 pm
CC7

{Dawn} SE Melb Build - Done and dusted!

{Dawn} SE Melb Build - Done and dusted!
VIC
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Probably because you know me so well :P but he's definitely the last for a while!! He's just stunning and so smoooochy. He's 2 years old. Just trying to get the girls to…

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aloenyx
Jun 19, 2018 8:44 pm
aloenyx
trimum
trimum
19 h

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
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Like wise I am worried about bigger defects we will only find out about once we move in. I have no idea about the rain water tank it looks a bit complicated!

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trimum
Jun 19, 2018 8:33 pm
trimum

Building an Allworth Home in Coast Central Estate at Wyee

Building an Allworth Home in Coast Central Estate at Wyee
NSW
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Do you have a picture of the outside?My home will be very similar. Thank you

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LaurenParsons
Jun 19, 2018 8:24 pm

Lucere estate at Leppington

Lucere estate at Leppington
NSW
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Do you know anyone that has a picture of an almost competed exterior? I am trying to pick colours for build. Just started the process. Thank you

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LaurenParsons
Jun 19, 2018 8:16 pm

THRIVE HOMES

THRIVE HOMES

Anyone have a picture of the outside of their Thrive home? I’m trying to decide and would love to see finished products. Regards and thank you.

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LaurenParsons
Jun 19, 2018 8:15 pm

GJ Gardner Montville - has anyone built?

GJ Gardner Montville - has anyone built?
WA

We are looking at building a custom version of the GJ Gardner Montville. Have not had any luck finding someone who has built this home, hoping to find someone on here who…

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seechange
Jun 19, 2018 7:38 pm
trimum
trimum
20 h

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
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I’m worried about leaks from rain water, I guess I will find out tomorrow if there has been but we have had several downpours over the months we have been building and…

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trimum
Jun 19, 2018 7:25 pm
trimum

Hi all.... just put this on my Facebook page then thought to share here as well. I hope it…

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Michelle
Jun 19, 2018 6:47 pm
Michelle
baronx
baronx
23 h

Urbanedge Homes - Autern 6-54

Urbanedge Homes - Autern 6-54
VIC

We've had our tender appointment; when the drawings were received, most of the changes we wanted from the concepts hadn't been incorporated. So, I had my reservations…

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baronx
Jun 19, 2018 4:27 pm
baronx
Essie
Essie
23 h

Plantation Homes - Trinity Lux Q1 @ Thornlands

Plantation Homes - Trinity Lux Q1 @ Thornlands
QLD
1, 2

Hi Sam....were you happy with the build process, and final outcome of your plantation home? I am currently looking at the trinity series.

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Essie
Jun 19, 2018 4:24 pm

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - Flooring

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - Flooring
VIC
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I'm really happy with our Surfmist. Even against the white pillars on our facade which are painted Purist White.

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Jun 19, 2018 2:45 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
kjane
kjane
Yesterday

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
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Thanks a bunch! Phew, our current buffet will fit, yay. Great to hear that H&H has been good post hand-over too. Funny that you are looking for something for the same…

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kjane
Jun 19, 2018 11:38 am
Dunk85
Dunk85
Yesterday

Building Washington 32 with Wisdom Homes In the Catherine Pk

Building Washington 32 with Wisdom Homes In the Catherine Pk

Hi Guys! Long time reader of the forum, thought i would use it to ask some questions and also provide some info for others on our build.. We are building the Washington…

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Dunk85
Jun 19, 2018 11:36 am

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