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This is our facade. Render in Dulux Highgate, cladding in Shale Grey, roof in Shale grey. Barge and finials in white. It looks a lot lighter on a sunny day as you can…

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amilelka
Dec 12, 2018 2:30 pm
steel
steel
4 December

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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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 the Metricon Doulton

Building the Metricon Doulton
VIC
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The estimated finish date is September next year.

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stanus
Dec 14, 2018 6:50 am
stanus

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
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Ok thanks although I'm sure it's too late for us to get handover before christmas since even if we receive it today it will take 7 business days for bank inspection…

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excited_builders
Dec 14, 2018 6:35 am

You have obviously got some type of rubbish or junk you need to get rid of. Is it in your house, garage or yard? Has it been in your way for weeks, months or even years?…

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cutpricegroup
Dec 14, 2018 1:25 am

Retired Builder /engineer and designer/project manager.

Retired Builder /engineer and designer/project manager.

As a first time builder, who has no knowledge at all about building, I found that even with trying to research (which is actually a strong skill of mine) I have struggled…

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CalicoCat
Dec 13, 2018 11:34 pm
Wild
Wild
8 h

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 408, 409, 410

Thanks guys, will send her an email in the morning, she's pretty stubborn n starts everything n anything with no LOL, I had to send her legit proofs from other M builds…

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Wild
Dec 13, 2018 10:51 pm

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Thanks Malibu for the response. Democorp, Macarthur Excavation and Eco Demo are the quotes I have. Did you go with any? Just looking into Democorp because they came out…

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MickeyDonald
Dec 13, 2018 10:02 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 683, 684, 685

thanks. the inverter system was one of the reason i am leaning to esp+

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kingofnowhere
Dec 13, 2018 9:16 pm

Raihan, Coming back again to your post.. If your lot slopes left to right, and wide enough to fit a house and garden and pool...etc, this sketch could be of a help. So…

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sulhinai
Dec 13, 2018 8:25 pm
MrsJM
MrsJM
11 h

Coral Homes - Modified Bronte

Coral Homes - Modified Bronte
NSW
1 ... 44, 45, 46

Hooray!!! On both counts! So glad you’re finally free from Coral. That telly is awesome !!

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MrsJM
Dec 13, 2018 7:57 pm
MrsJM
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gullolal63
Dec 13, 2018 6:02 pm

custom builder recommendation - west melbourne

custom builder recommendation - west melbourne

Dear All, Looking at various volume builders ,I am wondering if there are any small budget conscious custom builders servicing in west melbourne area like Yarrabank…

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Iamlama
Dec 13, 2018 4:19 pm

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

i think that's why, ours is overhead and the power to go a pole then underground.

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ymiao4398
Dec 13, 2018 1:56 pm

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi all quick update The house is almost complete! it'll be 99% done by next friday, which is the builder's last day, unfortunately it is probably best if we didn't occupy…

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frankily
Dec 13, 2018 1:46 pm

Dressed up the front of the house last night.

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blackcat20
Dec 13, 2018 9:02 am
blackcat20

Breezeway House (was: New build.....starting at last!)

Breezeway House (was: New build.....starting at last!)
QLD
1, 2

Thanks for your extensive response, really appreciate it, we will be contacting Breezeway for sure! Hope you are enjoying your home. Cheers, K&D

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Musashi2000
Dec 13, 2018 8:51 am

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

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

Have a look on NBN.com.au, better description than I can provide!

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VistaDream
Dec 13, 2018 7:11 am
KingTaco
KingTaco
Yesterday

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane

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

We've had an update from Clarendon - Building approval has come through, so now we're just waiting on developer approval and the authority to commence from the…

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KingTaco
Dec 12, 2018 10:13 pm
KingTaco
Santo65
Santo65
Yesterday

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

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

Seems to get to a point where it all happens really fast...looking good Gareth :)

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Santo65
Dec 12, 2018 8:20 pm
Santo65
Corallake
Corallake
12 December

Is this exposed aggregate normal?

Is this exposed aggregate normal?
VIC

Contact Fair Trading or building equivalent. Don't be bullied into submission!!!!

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Corallake
Dec 12, 2018 4:57 pm
Corallake
CW_L
CW_L
12 December

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
1 ... 17, 18, 19

It really will be! Yes! Friday is the day!! ::cheerleader:: Finally got out IOC sent to us today! Surprisingly, were managing to sleep pretty well. We've been so tired from all the…

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CW_L
Dec 12, 2018 4:23 pm
CW_L
InvincibleInDN
InvincibleInDN
12 December

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 759, 760, 761

Don't have experience. But it is easy to use your own licensed electrician to install the lights/points if its single storey building. If its double storey, its is tricky…

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InvincibleInDN
Dec 12, 2018 2:30 pm
InvincibleInDN
JulzSol
JulzSol
12 December

Storing repurposed timber

Storing repurposed timber

I've had many mixed suggestions. Some folk say just put tarp over them and others say leave it open so long as they are spaced out with bits of timber every few layers to…

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JulzSol
Dec 12, 2018 2:12 pm

Retaining wall is finished. Now for the landscaping to begin!

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brodav83
Dec 12, 2018 1:55 pm
itschardy
itschardy
12 December

New Build - External Rendering Question

New Build - External Rendering Question
WA

Thanks for the info and taking the time to reply, really appreciate it!

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itschardy
Dec 12, 2018 1:31 pm
itschardy
mumbron
mumbron
12 December

Building 1st home with Hickingbotham in S.A

Building 1st home with Hickingbotham in S.A
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Still waiting on stovetop and oven, roller doors to be installed and door handles to be put on and hot water system to be hooked up and our damage pits for the septic and…

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mumbron
Dec 12, 2018 12:59 pm
Tim65
Tim65
12 December

Building with Metricon - Compensation for cancelled inspecti

Building with Metricon - Compensation for cancelled inspecti

It’s a critical stage inspection in nsw and a requirement of DA approval conditions for our job

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Tim65
Dec 12, 2018 11:30 am
Tim65
mrcool4
mrcool4
12 December

Life Estate - Point Cook

Life Estate - Point Cook
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Site cost varies from builder to builder. I would advise you to go to a few builders and compare the prices. Mimosa does 10k fixed site costs where as other builders are…

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mrcool4
Dec 12, 2018 10:12 am
amyelizabeth137
amyelizabeth137
12 December

Coral Homes general build thread

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

That's so frustrating! I know how you feel :(

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amyelizabeth137
Dec 12, 2018 9:53 am
amyelizabeth137
amyelizabeth137
12 December

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - South Ripley

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - South Ripley

Awesome! I'm following yours too, can't wait to see it start! :)

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amyelizabeth137
Dec 12, 2018 9:52 am
InvincibleInDN
InvincibleInDN
12 December

Anyone building at Caddens Hill??

Anyone building at Caddens Hill??
NSW

I can see more constructions start in Caddens Hill region now. Hope you guys started the construction. Ours is about to start. But not sure if it starts before Christmas.

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InvincibleInDN
Dec 12, 2018 9:43 am
InvincibleInDN
dvkent
dvkent
12 December

Meridian 30 Brighton Homes

Meridian 30 Brighton Homes
QLD

Yes really hoping for that.

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dvkent
Dec 12, 2018 6:58 am
Treedance
Treedance
12 December

Arden - Votivo 43

Arden - Votivo 43
VIC
1 ... 24, 25, 26

So exciting after watching your journey all this time! It looks just beautiful. Now that you’ve reached this milestone, any wisdom you’ve accumulated to share? Congratulations

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Treedance
Dec 12, 2018 12:54 am
WowBingo
WowBingo
11 December

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1, 2

Water connection is for our mega fridge water cooler and ice maker. Can't wait to have massive fridge, I'm so over cramping everything into our current fridge. Our fridge…

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WowBingo
Dec 11, 2018 10:09 pm
rgs
rgs
11 December

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)

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

We are in inital stage, got cdc approved and now site is locked out by builder for construction. How abu you?

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rgs
Dec 11, 2018 9:51 pm
Ajoshi1983
Ajoshi1983
11 December

Distinctive Homes Adelaide

Distinctive Homes Adelaide
SA

Hi Estyfel our experience with Distinctive Homes has been pretty good.. construction has been ahead of schedule practically all through the build.. about 20 weeks for the…

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Ajoshi1983
Dec 11, 2018 8:19 pm
building bug
building bug
11 December

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

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

Hi i’ve Requested to follow on Instagram. Looking at building grange 25 in NSW and would love to see the end of your build 😊 i’m Fi0nam, thanks 😊

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building bug
Dec 11, 2018 7:09 pm
building bug
jamesn
jamesn
11 December

Custom build a new house, need some comment

Custom build a new house, need some comment

Thank you. I think we have enough light to use one fixed skylight. May explore smart lighting options as well. If I have more questions about the floorplan, should I…

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jamesn
Dec 11, 2018 6:04 pm
Entilzha
Entilzha
11 December

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod - Post Handover

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod - Post Handover
SA
1 ... 36, 37, 38

veranda approved by council today and delivery date is 7th JAN I wanted surfmist top and bottom but turns out my option was surfmist and plain grey or surfmist and…

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Entilzha
Dec 11, 2018 5:51 pm
Build Right
Build Right
11 December

Building contract with Metricon

Building contract with Metricon
VIC

Hi, the sales consultants have estimate price for the areas that you are build than its the soil conditions This how it works 1. the size of the home you are building…

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Build Right
Dec 11, 2018 1:40 pm
Build Right

We did something simular to what mamz suggested. Something similar could work with your design.

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Melos
Dec 11, 2018 12:58 pm

Week three (Saturday): We went by the site and found the lads correcting the excavation. Week four (Monday & Tuesday): The plumber is onsite. Sam, my husband and Vips,…

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gablesrocks
Dec 11, 2018 12:51 pm
DR-JEKL
DR-JEKL
11 December

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 33, 34, 35

We just got carpeted stairs and had voids deleted and glass removed (my wife was concerned with our young daughter). Think we got $2k ish (id have to check) back for no…

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DR-JEKL
Dec 11, 2018 12:04 pm
Forg
Forg
11 December

Builder

Builder

No sorry not au fait with this software/setup and haven't created a thread in so long that I can't go & have a play with it … the new one is probably as good a solution…

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Forg
Dec 11, 2018 10:59 am

Hi, Has anyone build there home with uhomes in Victoria? How was the experience? Are they any good? They are closing there display home in Werribee by mid 2019, they will…

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Frank1234
Dec 11, 2018 10:28 am
Mrsxtro01
Mrsxtro01
11 December

HGWA Della Vita Floor Tiles- Cleaning

HGWA Della Vita Floor Tiles- Cleaning
WA

Get back in touch with HGWA and insist they send a tile cleaner out to assess them. It is a known problem. After standing my ground HGWA sent out a tile cleaner to assess…

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Mrsxtro01
Dec 11, 2018 9:41 am
Stimpson
Stimpson
10 December

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

PRD office level 4 suite 402 10 Century circuit Norwest 18/12 at 6 pm

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Stimpson
Dec 10, 2018 7:48 pm

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