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Melbournevic
Melbournevic
19 March

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1, 2, 3, 4

Thanks. That's really helpful and great idea too with rendering the garage.

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Melbournevic
Mar 19, 2019 7:01 pm

guys we installed a camera on day and have been monitoring the site . We lived 40min away and it was next to impossible to visit regularly . After the installation , life…

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dany
Mar 22, 2019 9:24 am
dany
Melbournevic
Melbournevic
19 February

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 52, 53, 54

Just an update that the request to move the wall has been declined. I was told that no structural change in the production. Anyway, I should be happy for what it is now.…

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Melbournevic
Feb 19, 2019 1:00 pm

Update on our build. It is all going really well, despite the rain, and we are tracking well to be finished on time. We had a…

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kjane
Mar 23, 2019 3:02 pm

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
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That’s great. We have him going through Tuesday afternoon, straight after we do ours. Do they book handover straight after the inspections?

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Tash801
Mar 23, 2019 11:53 am

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Not looking forward to this weekend much - about to start digging rubble out of the front yard...

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Drew01
Mar 23, 2019 11:21 am
Drew01

Need feedback on our floor plan

Need feedback on our floor plan
1, 2

IMO decide what you are not prepared to compromise on, then go from there. If the void is really important to you, then keep it in the hevdedign. You have a lot of…

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Bebbsy
Mar 23, 2019 11:16 am

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 719, 720, 721

I think it was poured on Wednesday and the heavy rain was on Thursday morning. We had no idea it was happening as they told us it was postponed till Friday so didn't go…

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becks81
Mar 23, 2019 10:59 am

window size to ceiling height

window size to ceiling height
VIC

If you want the full effect of high ceilings you should have your windows at a taller head height. Otherwise your ceilings won't have the same impact you are after. …

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amilelka
Mar 23, 2019 10:06 am

Don’t worry, I’m still around we are more than half way through our build now. Hope you’ve been well. Looking forward to getting into our new home. Kind…

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wongbruce
Mar 23, 2019 8:31 am
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alexp79
Mar 23, 2019 4:06 am
Drew01
Drew01
14 h

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping
VIC
1 ... 65, 66, 67

Are the weep holes supposed to have little vents installed in them?

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Drew01
Mar 23, 2019 1:11 am
Drew01
chippy
chippy
15 h

New home build - Custom Design WA

New home build - Custom Design WA
1, 2

Not doubting what you are saying but I'd be interested to know what code it violates. Was it a double storey build. In 30 years in the building industry I've never seen…

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chippy
Mar 23, 2019 12:37 am
chippy
gogo65
gogo65
17 h

Knock down rebuild builders

Knock down rebuild builders

We originally looked at Cunningham custom homes, they tend to specialise in acreage homes, however I think they’ll build a beautiful if somewhat traditional home. They…

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gogo65
Mar 22, 2019 10:30 pm
gogo65
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Fred C
Mar 22, 2019 10:05 pm

March 21 and 22 - Roof Day 2 and 3 Going together quickly. Couple of little hiccups, but I'm sure they'll get sorted.

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thme
Mar 22, 2019 9:08 pm
Fred C
Fred C
19 h

Building with Masterton

Building with Masterton

Hi all, looking for some clarification and advice. I am building with Masterton and so far so good. Bricklayer recently completed and today the roof tiles were delivered.…

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Fred C
Mar 22, 2019 8:37 pm

Site scrape down today - looks to be almost finished. So hard to see exactly how large slab will be and how much backyard we will have. So glad things have finally started!

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shokel1975
Mar 22, 2019 4:12 pm
shokel1975
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alt
Mar 22, 2019 4:11 pm
alt
Norfolk
Norfolk
Yesterday

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 418, 419, 420

I had to use a lawyer to assist in dealing with Metricon last year when I identified multiple serious defects in their work about 2/3 of the way through the build. The…

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Norfolk
Mar 22, 2019 2:45 pm
Supercharger
Supercharger
Yesterday

Hebel Or Bricks

Hebel Or Bricks
1, 2

Hebel def has it's benefits - thermal and insulation properties as well as a better fire rating. A single storey home you could potentially finish in a couple of days…

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Supercharger
Mar 22, 2019 2:26 pm
Supercharger

Builder Background Check - How to do???

Builder Background Check - How to do???

Hi, In Victoria, the specialist homeowner Builder search agency is Builder Background Checks Victoria: "What We Do. We empower consumers by providing covering the key…

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Builder Checks
Mar 22, 2019 1:57 pm
Sir Salty
Sir Salty
Yesterday

First home owner grant

First home owner grant

Hi D.LAM, It depends on the state you live in and the time you signed your contract. I can shed some light on the Victorian Grants and how they work having gone through…

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Sir Salty
Mar 22, 2019 12:48 pm
DaniB
DaniB
Yesterday

KDR Henley Emporio 43

KDR Henley Emporio 43

not good, thanks for your comment.

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DaniB
Mar 22, 2019 10:18 am
Freak_Zombie
Freak_Zombie
Yesterday

Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified

Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Oh wow! I was so close to using Alexa myself. I'm glad I went with google. Never heard of doorbird, will check it out, thanks! Sadly because of developer requirements,…

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Freak_Zombie
Mar 22, 2019 9:43 am
Norfolk
Norfolk
Yesterday

Building Inspectors

Building Inspectors
SA

In my case the inspector and myself identified many defects which were reported to the builder. The builder ignored the report and sped up construction to claim the fixing…

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Norfolk
Mar 22, 2019 8:33 am
GEOnTREY
GEOnTREY
22 March

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Well finally our slab is getting poured tomorrow! It was boxed up today and our inspector only found 2 issues that were fixed on the spot so that's great. 🤞 it…

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GEOnTREY
Mar 22, 2019 12:50 am
PapaFHB
PapaFHB
21 March

Grandvue Pakenham stage 14B Melbourne SE

Grandvue Pakenham stage 14B Melbourne SE
VIC

Anyone building in this area any news about titling dates

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PapaFHB
Mar 21, 2019 10:17 pm
Maris
Maris
21 March

Metricon Denver 45

Metricon Denver 45

haha yes bedrooms are big and both girls will have BIG robes and our son will have a smaller robe. Our kids all have double beds and one thing i hated when going through…

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Maris
Mar 21, 2019 8:59 pm

Build contract

Build contract

Cool, write your own then.

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sweetswisssteel
Mar 21, 2019 8:03 pm

Building the Simonds Cleland 233 in SA

Building the Simonds Cleland 233 in SA
SA
1, 2

Thanks for the tips :) been taking plenty of pics etc and a vid following the pipes for future references too , also got all that data 👏 hopefully they have done the…

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Tysonandkaylie
Mar 21, 2019 5:44 pm
Vivek
Vivek
21 March

Our new home construction journey with "Better Built Homes"

Our new home construction journey with "Better Built Homes"
NSW
1, 2

Thank you! Our bricks are Blackberry Austral (Wilderness Range), and cladding colour is Taubmans Marble Mist.

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Vivek
Mar 21, 2019 3:43 pm
Vivek
mrcool4
mrcool4
21 March

Life Estate - Point Cook

Life Estate - Point Cook
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Can you please PM me the contact details?

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mrcool4
Mar 21, 2019 1:31 pm
Clean
Clean
21 March

Crack in slab

Crack in slab
QLD

Thanks for your comment. I should tell that your PCI guide is really good.

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Clean
Mar 21, 2019 11:27 am
VTL
VTL
21 March

Allura Estate

Allura Estate
VIC
1 ... 114, 115, 116

Sorry to hear , any of your neighbours have CCTV? See if anyone has been lurking around?

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VTL
Mar 21, 2019 11:22 am
VTL
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
21 March

Building new home

Building new home
SA

Builders position downpipes at the end of walls for aesthetics, not good design. A hipped roof has small roof areas at the end of walls. When downpipes are positioned…

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SaveH2O
Mar 21, 2019 11:18 am
SaveH2O
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
21 March

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 569, 570, 571

Thanks Ryan for your reply. It has put my mind at ease 😊 Your kitchen looks fab 😍 what size is your breakfast bar?

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MrsAJ
Mar 21, 2019 10:17 am
NicolleAW
NicolleAW
21 March

Anyone built with format or dechellis in sa?

Anyone built with format or dechellis in sa?

Hiya, We are building with Dechellis and happy so far. We have found they care about quality over quantity so they take their time and have done a great job with…

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NicolleAW
Mar 21, 2019 8:39 am
Jacqui1
Jacqui1
21 March

Has anyome built with Reward Homes- Riverstone

Has anyome built with Reward Homes- Riverstone

My advice would be don’t use project homes, they always take far longer and the quality is never as good. Custom home builders can get the house up in 5-8 months and are…

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Jacqui1
Mar 21, 2019 7:05 am
GEOnTREY
GEOnTREY
20 March

Fairhaven Riverview 266 with Surfcoast facade

Fairhaven Riverview 266 with Surfcoast facade
VIC

EmmaK8 your slab looks fantastic! Did you watch the pour? Our slab was supposed to be poured last Friday and still hasn't been done, no idea why. Darbecca told us the…

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GEOnTREY
Mar 20, 2019 9:52 pm
alymei
alymei
20 March

Custom build on acerage in Ipswich QLD

Custom build on acerage in Ipswich QLD
QLD
1, 2

Spab pour booked for 9th April - hopefully we get some site action soon!

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alymei
Mar 20, 2019 8:34 pm
KA1212
KA1212
20 March

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park
NSW
1 ... 139, 140, 141

Hi All Any idea when stage 28 is rego?

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KA1212
Mar 20, 2019 6:57 pm
brokenstick
brokenstick
20 March

Dispute with builder over brickwork - advice wanted from tho

Dispute with builder over brickwork - advice wanted from tho
VIC

Ah OK, I also thought it was due to the light reflecting differently off the top In that case I also agree it is very bad

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brokenstick
Mar 20, 2019 4:22 pm
brokenstick
gillybean
gillybean
20 March

Wrong render color?

Wrong render color?
QLD

It could also have been 1/4 or 1/2 strength Terrible Billy. Billy proving to be a little sh*t

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gillybean
Mar 20, 2019 2:46 pm
gillybean
Special_K
Special_K
20 March

Tips for PCI with metricon

Tips for PCI with metricon
VIC

Hi All, We're coming up to PCI in the next week or two and was wondering if people could pass on their hints and tips in dealing with M? .... and yes, I have an inspector booked !

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Special_K
Mar 20, 2019 1:43 pm
stage28
stage28
20 March

Who's building with fowler homes???

Who's building with fowler homes???
NSW

Thank you . We signed up with Fowler in March 2017 with a promise…

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stage28
Mar 20, 2019 11:20 am
saeen
saeen
20 March

8Homes vs Burbank?

8Homes vs Burbank?
VIC

OK thanks I am in Manor Lakes. All the best with your build...

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saeen
Mar 20, 2019 10:59 am

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