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that is a standard slab upgraded to 32 Mpa to stop cracking. It's been done by concretefx. It's a grind ants seal. Our house which is mechanically polished looks even better

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brucefil2011
Jun 21, 2018 9:47 pm

Welcome to the club! Our build as at yesterday.

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fademan
Jun 21, 2018 8:21 pm

Anybody with experience or knowledge of Mega Homes?

Anybody with experience or knowledge of Mega Homes?
VIC

Oof, that's a pretty damning review. Unfortunately, for them, this is the pattern we've seen with any reports. They've countered that their buy-out has fixed their…

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Eric_Melb
Jun 21, 2018 6:38 pm

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Thanks Rachael, Our SS still won’t give us a date but we aren’t in a hurry. Admin stated NHP is not scheduled until end of August but we’ll see.

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firsttime_homies1401
Jun 21, 2018 6:24 pm
firsttime_homies1401

june update about 1 month to go before handover starting to look at quotes for blinds, landscaping etc butler pantry driveway not yet done, waiting on gas…

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neb880
Jun 21, 2018 6:05 pm
neb880

Metricon Winchester 28- Framing

Metricon Winchester 28- Framing
VIC
1 ... 28, 29, 30

based on our build so far, and how good our site manager and Group 4 reports have been, I wouldn't bother with an independent inspection for our build. My builder mate…

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Drew01
Jun 21, 2018 6:05 pm
Drew01

Not a decent pic but sample with the red dot is charcoal and next to it black japan

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Emmz70
Jun 21, 2018 5:30 pm
41202
41202
11 h

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.
VIC
1, 2

more than two times for building time than the other builder's

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41202
Jun 21, 2018 11:42 am
41202
bini
bini
11 h

Building Simonds Prague with Modifications

Building Simonds Prague with Modifications
VIC
1 ... 22, 23, 24

HI Tracey, Thank you for your quick response. Were there any contact details given to you for this company on Handover?? This maintainanence supervisor is claiming they…

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bini
Jun 21, 2018 11:29 am

Left over bricks

Left over bricks
VIC

Keep them if possible IMO, you could build some gardens with them a letterbox or sell easily on gumtree to someone looking to build the aforementioned items!

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DR-JEKL
Jun 21, 2018 10:17 am

Custom build with Orion homes on Harpley Estate VIC

Custom build with Orion homes on Harpley Estate VIC
VIC
1, 2

I totally agree. They are so bad. Our build took 12 months and 2 weeks. if we didn't have our independent inspector the house would be falling down.They used the wrong…

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lolly72
Jun 21, 2018 9:54 am
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Doulton777
Jun 21, 2018 9:27 am
Doulton777

Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover
1, 2

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

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
icat2000
icat2000
20 June

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
Amantullah
Amantullah
19 June

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
Bri1234
Bri1234
19 June

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

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - Settlement! WE ARE IN!!!
VIC
1 ... 32, 33, 34

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
aloenyx
aloenyx
19 June

{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
baronx
baronx
19 June

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

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - Flooring

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - Flooring
VIC
1 ... 34, 35, 36

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
Drew01
Drew01
18 June

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
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We'll keep as many as we can - there's lots of broken bricks all over the place at the moment, which is a little disappointing - I'd have thought the less broken bricks…

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Drew01
Jun 18, 2018 9:16 pm
Drew01
crofty
crofty
18 June

PORTER DAVIS. Share your experience Good or Bad!

PORTER DAVIS. Share your experience Good or Bad!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

terrible quick to take your money.. ' aftercare' IS A LOAD OF RUBBISH. any complaints is oh everything is in guidelines!! front door is bowed the bow must be 6mm out to…

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crofty
Jun 18, 2018 8:29 pm
Emmz70
Emmz70
18 June

Montpellier45_Journey

Montpellier45_Journey
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hello it’s been awhile. Any developments your side? Can’t wait for your updates

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Emmz70
Jun 18, 2018 11:43 am
Emmz70
Emmz70
17 June

Building Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Geelong

Building Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Geelong
VIC
1 ... 136, 137, 138

Doesn't time fly! I can't believe it's already been a year. I'm starting a job next month so hopefully will be able to start ticking off some boxes of the last few…

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Emmz70
Jun 17, 2018 10:41 pm

And the punches keep coming...parts of our grout is starting to disintegrate on our floor tiles...vacuumed straight out!

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bumblebee1985
Jun 17, 2018 8:32 pm

Metricon - Glendale 39 HLE (Regional Vic)

Metricon - Glendale 39 HLE (Regional Vic)
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Your garden is looking awesome kylz! :) Yeah you can't miss us, the only house with the big gumtree on the corner haha.

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elieassi1992
Jun 17, 2018 4:25 pm
elieassi1992

Week 4 Following the slab pour last Saturday (09/06/2018.) the pre-fab frames were delivered on Tuesday (12/06/2018.) after the Queens Birthday…

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Kollosche
Jun 17, 2018 1:34 pm
Bronte19
Bronte19
17 June

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Our fee is $200 but there is refundable bond of $1,000 so total $1200 upfront. You will get $1000 bond back after the construction is complete and the builder has not…

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Bronte19
Jun 17, 2018 1:28 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
17 June

Waffle slab know what your getting.

Waffle slab know what your getting.
VIC

Geo1 is a forum member who is also a very good geotechnical engineer with a social concience. Go to his profile page to access all of his posts…

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SaveH2O
Jun 17, 2018 9:23 am
SaveH2O
KDRSEMELB
KDRSEMELB
17 June

Building with Hallbury Homes in Moorabbin

Building with Hallbury Homes in Moorabbin
VIC
1, 2, 3

Had a free moment, and had some photos of the staircase. Did you end up doing it yourself? Looks great. I like the light colour on top of the steps. I…

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KDRSEMELB
Jun 17, 2018 7:56 am

Bacchus Marsh Underbank 2mts fall

Bacchus Marsh Underbank 2mts fall
VIC

Keeping an eye on this post - any info would be helpful. In the couple of discussions I have had with builders, have been given an estimate of $20-25k by one, and $18-20k…

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hasansheikh
Jun 17, 2018 1:14 am
aloenyx
aloenyx
15 June

JG King modified Heywood - Landscaping

JG King modified Heywood - Landscaping
VIC
1 ... 72, 73, 74

Wow 6 months went fast!!! That's great that they are getting on things fast. I've just sent my builder notice that if I don't get some progress from them in next 2 weeks…

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aloenyx
Jun 15, 2018 8:45 pm
aloenyx
patel1783
patel1783
15 June

Woodlea Stage 19 Henley site cost

Woodlea Stage 19 Henley site cost
VIC

We are build single storey home... custom dedign, build with Ridgewater homes.

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patel1783
Jun 15, 2018 5:54 pm
eltkris
eltkris
15 June

Our SJD Homes Build (Somerfield Estate)

Our SJD Homes Build (Somerfield Estate)
VIC

Strange that they told you this... Our slab was poured in December 2017, and then sat there, pipes exposed over the holiday period until they returned to start the frame…

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eltkris
Jun 15, 2018 3:44 pm
Rachael13
Rachael13
15 June

KDR Henley Reserve (MainVue)- Aegean 38. Gas meter, driveway

KDR Henley Reserve (MainVue)- Aegean 38. Gas meter, driveway
VIC
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Bri - got to love nature putting a print on things. I love seeing these. It's a moment capture in time. Bloody nora - it's been a trial getting in the gas line, and…

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Rachael13
Jun 15, 2018 1:32 pm
Rachael13
Sarabr
Sarabr
15 June

Building Journey : Henley Reserve Aegean 38

Building Journey : Henley Reserve Aegean 38
VIC
1, 2

Hi, We are planning to build Aegean 38 with Ultima facade. If you don't mind can you please pm me some pictures of the facade and kitchen, dining area. The display home…

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Sarabr
Jun 15, 2018 12:35 pm

Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hi Bri! Yes long time, I guess it’s been flat stick for us since we moved in haha Everything is going well! We have stopped outside works, which my back is thanking me…

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smithfamily
Jun 15, 2018 6:22 am
shane3340
shane3340
14 June

Porter Davis: - Rochedale 33 Build Thread

Porter Davis: - Rochedale 33 Build Thread
VIC

Hmmm, hopefully your site manager gets his act together soon.... We are waiting on the BC to go through the final clarifications and issue us with final drawings... We…

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shane3340
Jun 14, 2018 8:53 pm
shane3340
wentoby
wentoby
14 June

Hullo!! Fixer upper on a small block in Brunswick VIC :)

Hullo!! Fixer upper on a small block in Brunswick VIC :)
VIC

Hi all! We just bought our house late last year. It's our first ever time buying a house. Don't know how we did it, nor how anyone does it, but it's done now. We had…

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wentoby
Jun 14, 2018 7:13 pm
dan&tash
dan&tash
14 June

Hartleigh Estate Clyde Residents

Hartleigh Estate Clyde Residents
VIC

Hi there we also in stage 12b do you know anything if we in a bushfire zone or not

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dan&tash
Jun 14, 2018 5:39 pm

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
Bc426
Bc426
14 June

Allura Estate

Allura Estate
VIC
1 ... 113, 114, 115

Hi guys, currently im building my new home in allura and shouldnt be handover within a month. For the side and rear fencing, do i have to get a building permit and any…

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Bc426
Jun 14, 2018 11:49 am
aloenyx
aloenyx
14 June

Cascade Q1 - Henley Homes with Mods

Cascade Q1 - Henley Homes with Mods
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Love love love those curtains. I wanted to do that in my master bedroom...but cats ;)

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aloenyx
Jun 14, 2018 8:18 am
aloenyx

Independent Building Inspector

Independent Building Inspector
VIC
1, 2, 3

Yes it is informative forum and I have over 2500 posts in support of it however informative also means exposing those who talk nonsense or pretend to be experts in areas…

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building-expert
Jun 14, 2018 6:26 am
building-expert
NattyAddy
NattyAddy
13 June

Aspire Designer Homes

Aspire Designer Homes
VIC

So sorry for the delay in responding! I really like these guys, as people, but we haven’t even hit frame stage... It’s really disheartening thinking we’re not going…

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NattyAddy
Jun 13, 2018 7:47 pm
yasir_fnd
yasir_fnd
13 June

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes
VIC
1, 2

Weekly update: They have installed evap cooling and heating. Electrical.nbn and plumbing rough-in was complete as well. Bricks were delivered to site but they haven't…

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yasir_fnd
Jun 13, 2018 11:38 am

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