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kidu13
kidu13
16 January

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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We go past the site once or twice a week for the past 6 months and we haven't even got the title yet. We rent nearby. There were trees and bush in our lot when we first…

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kidu13
Jan 16, 2018 2:44 pm
kidu13
Tracyt
Tracyt
21 October 2017

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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We planned to do ours after. However we were lucky to find the tiler was happy to do a side job during the build. We are glad we did because now the driveway will…

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Tracyt
Oct 21, 2017 8:00 am
Tracyt

Here is how the kitchen window layout is represented in Metricon's display homes.This one is at Homeworld kellyville. Clearly there is no cabinet overhanging the window.…

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Norfolk
Jan 20, 2018 6:22 am

Our build with Easystart Homes in Carissa Estate (Seville Gr

Our build with Easystart Homes in Carissa Estate (Seville Gr
WA
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Yeah, interested to see how it all turns out. You just know that a builder will try and worm their way out of anything if they can though! We are going to go and seal…

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just_a_draftee
Jan 20, 2018 1:49 am
just_a_draftee

First jome build SA Hickinbotham

First jome build SA Hickinbotham
SA
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but better than them rushing things and ending up delayed at the end due to avoidable defects and issues. he is back this week isnt he so hopefully will be onto your site early

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Entilzha
Jan 20, 2018 1:09 am

Hilbert HGWA Build

Hilbert HGWA Build
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Love the photo. Really helps give you a sense of the layout and your progress!

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Summitlovin
Jan 20, 2018 12:56 am

Clyde Springs estate- Clyde North

Clyde Springs estate- Clyde North
VIC
1, 2

Hi, we are gathering our documents and getting ready to build in stage 3, anyone starting construction soon?

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jouanchen03
Jan 20, 2018 12:04 am

Arden Developments

Arden Developments
VIC
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Looks lovely! I really liked Henley but they won't build our house up (We didn't want a cut n fill) I have selected black wenge for kitchen top cabinetry and oak for the…

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geminithinker
Jan 19, 2018 11:29 pm

We ended up going with this Lounge from plush, I have always loved it, and yesterday I just caved in lol. At the moment we went with the same colour as below, but I am…

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breebarter
Jan 19, 2018 11:26 pm
breebarter
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symone
Jan 19, 2018 10:49 pm
symone

Arden - Votivo 43

Arden - Votivo 43
VIC
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Well it doesn’t seem fair we are only a week apart yet you still only have a slab!

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Ezza78
Jan 19, 2018 10:49 pm
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Maps
Jan 19, 2018 10:47 pm
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Ezza78
Jan 19, 2018 10:19 pm

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes
NSW
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We’re building on wirraway drive, Thornton.

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ydnewa
Jan 19, 2018 10:09 pm
ydnewa

Renwick/Mittagong

Renwick/Mittagong

Hello, Is anyone building in the new Renwick development that has constantly been delayed? We purchased land back in Feb 2016 and still waiting. Just want to know what…

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Manhattanone23
Jan 19, 2018 9:55 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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We almost had the wrong carpet installed. We were surprised they were doing the carpet already. Is that counted as something major done lol. viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Jan 19, 2018 9:50 pm
Doulton777

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - BRICKING

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - BRICKING
VIC
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They did do well the way they have angled it. And I get we need one there but it just looks so ugly. I'm hoping the it being painted a darker colour will help it kind of…

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Bri1234
Jan 19, 2018 9:48 pm
Bri1234

First site visit for 2018 this afternoon. Hot day in Canberra today, and there was a noticeable temperature difference in the house where the doors and windows were not…

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Variegated
Jan 19, 2018 9:44 pm
Variegated

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 806, 807, 808

No worries :) My wife looks after our instagram blog, so I've just got her to follow back. Looking forward to following your build.

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lilbza
Jan 19, 2018 9:39 pm
lilbza

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / SEQLD

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / SEQLD
1, 2

Thank you! I’m constantly a zillionth time guessing my choices. I hope it looks like it does in my head :) I have loved your look in display homes so I’m sure it will…

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sparrowsnest
Jan 19, 2018 9:27 pm

Building with Bentley Homes

Building with Bentley Homes

i think we started after you mrs W, i didnt hear anything about carpet supplier change, but the one we chose at color is now discontinued so i had to choose another…

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neb880
Jan 19, 2018 9:23 pm
neb880

Who to build in Melb and experience with GJ? KDRB with slope

Who to build in Melb and experience with GJ? KDRB with slope
VIC

saw this late, you may well have chosen a builder already our site is also 3.6m in slope, but we managed to not go down the split level path but rather a 500mm stepdown…

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neb880
Jan 19, 2018 9:20 pm
neb880

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
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Yes always best to up size cover not matter what size bed. Queen for double and king for queen and super king for king. If you can find them. I use to be a sales rep for…

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mj-mac4
Jan 19, 2018 9:16 pm
mj-mac4

update frame stage largely done, roof tiling finished and some of the piping is started and another photo of the poor cut and fill at the back...probably should have…

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neb880
Jan 19, 2018 9:11 pm
neb880

Also picking up IT hub chairs tomoz. Our poor house currently is getting loaded up with house things

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BrownDog77
Jan 19, 2018 9:10 pm

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thank you symone, your very kind! I hope they will look ok. I have actually changed some of our colours since I posted my first selection. So hopefully it will all tie…

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mj-mac4
Jan 19, 2018 9:09 pm
mj-mac4

Who's building with Clarendon??

Who's building with Clarendon??
NSW
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In QLD Clarendon don't let you supply anything. Lighting included. You have to buy through them or install after handover. They wouldn't let us do that in the…

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bumblebee1985
Jan 19, 2018 9:08 pm
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CC7
Jan 19, 2018 9:05 pm
CC7

Progress. Finally. Insulation installed. We upgraded all the internal walls to the soundproof stuff and went crazy on insulating sound for cinema. Also did the garage cos…

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Christoshizz
Jan 19, 2018 8:59 pm
Christoshizz
Choosy
Choosy
10 h

First Build with Summit Perth WA

First Build with Summit Perth WA
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Congrats, hopefully everything will be smooth sailing now.

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Choosy
Jan 19, 2018 8:55 pm
Choosy

Modified Coral Marcoola 32 SEQ

Modified Coral Marcoola 32 SEQ

I love your choices and remember seeing sim in a display & loving it as mentioned above we all second guess I burst into tears walking out of our colours my…

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BrownDog77
Jan 19, 2018 8:53 pm
neb880
neb880
10 h

cut and fill question

cut and fill question
VIC

thanks guys i raised it with the builder and they said they will level it out with more fill i much rather they did that properly from the start but...

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neb880
Jan 19, 2018 8:47 pm
neb880

Building the Metricon Doulton

Building the Metricon Doulton
VIC
1, 2, 3

It’s been pretty quiet on the boards for awhile. I don’t know if it’s even worth posting updates anymore lol. We have had a lot going on. We are so close to the end.…

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Doulton777
Jan 19, 2018 8:45 pm
Doulton777
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Doulton777
Jan 19, 2018 8:42 pm
Doulton777

Hi sparrowsnest! I was reading your journey and thought I would post a couple of pics, in case you are still concerned about changing your bathroom windows and the privacy…

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GillyM
Jan 19, 2018 8:10 pm
GillyM
sk1985
sk1985
11 h

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0
NSW
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Hi all, I'm building with Masterton in the Sutherland area. We've just received development consent and have our appointments booked in over the next 4 weeks. I'd be…

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sk1985
Jan 19, 2018 7:44 pm
CC7
CC7
11 h

Daydream 30 Week 10- Bricks and Plaster.

Daydream 30 Week 10- Bricks and Plaster.
QLD
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haha we have gone with the Torquay facade, but I guess the good thing about choosing the Avoca is it's a smaller house in general, so i guess less materials are needed for…

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CC7
Jan 19, 2018 7:38 pm
CC7

Taking the plunge building Simonds Rio

Taking the plunge building Simonds Rio
VIC

Hello! Great to hear from you. I fell in love with the raised ceiling and butler's pantry in the Rio kitchen and I was sold! And, you guessed it, both options are…

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MicknCi
Jan 19, 2018 6:51 pm
MicknCi

Coral Home Newport 19 New Build 2018

Coral Home Newport 19 New Build 2018

thank you, im hoping with the off white mortar they will look good.

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LovedaPopcorn
Jan 19, 2018 6:17 pm
ehhc
ehhc
13 h

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
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Great! Big hanging cloud removed :) Our SS only just returned, no progress at all for us.

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ehhc
Jan 19, 2018 5:51 pm
ehhc
CC7
CC7
13 h

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Ormeau Hills: Week 10 Internals

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Ormeau Hills: Week 10 Internals
QLD
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well damn, why the hell didn't that even pop into my head! man, you are brilliant. I'm writing that down in our notes, because if silk are high on our list, that is a…

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CC7
Jan 19, 2018 5:31 pm
CC7

East Village Leppington

East Village Leppington
NSW

That's great to hear. I also received an email from my solicitor that it's due to be lodged to LPI in the next few days.

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lifehouse28
Jan 19, 2018 4:16 pm

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis
VIC
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No need to go to head office thankfully. I just added a quick blog post with the process as per the letter they sent us today.

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Jan 19, 2018 4:07 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
SejaeD
SejaeD
15 h

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Hi, try an electrical wholesaler like GO Electrical or John R Turk. you will find the prices really competitive and they sell to the public. Definitely go with the cool…

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SejaeD
Jan 19, 2018 4:03 pm

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1, 2

Thanks kjane! Yep Malibu, it's an Elyse. It fitted our needs and our block really well.

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Seren1ty
Jan 19, 2018 3:54 pm

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.
VIC
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With views like that I would have added a balcony. For us we would have be looking directly at the road and into the neighbours house across from us. Not worth it…

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Rachael13
Jan 19, 2018 3:50 pm
Rachael13
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pEast
Jan 19, 2018 2:41 pm
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shp1126
Jan 19, 2018 2:36 pm

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra
VIC
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There's definitely stuff we will be telling them they need to fix but other things will just be easier for us to fix - they seem to 'fix' problems by creating more so as…

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bumblebee1985
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