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This is our planned facade.... Although gutters will also be Monument along with fascia and roofing - there was a glitch in the Metricon software. I'm hoping it isn't…

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shokel1975
Dec 10, 2018 4:59 pm
shokel1975
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
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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

HGWA Della Vita Floor Tiles- Cleaning

HGWA Della Vita Floor Tiles- Cleaning
WA

And funnily enough, I was actually googling for reccomendations to help me clean these tiles and came across your post!

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kiarajade91
Dec 11, 2018 2:55 am

Custom build a new house, need some comment

Custom build a new house, need some comment

Personally, I don't see a huge issue with the corridor. It's only around 8m long until your double doors, and it is punctuated on either side by a cabinet, a recess, a…

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ben888
Dec 10, 2018 11:49 pm
ben888

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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In my opinion it’s not worth it. We’ve had 2 electricity bills in our 40sq home with the classic and they’ve both been around $500. We aren’t big AC users but…

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MandM+4
Dec 10, 2018 11:37 pm

We're in the process of designing a custom build and one of my requirements was that the robes were to be away from the bathroom for the exact reason of moisture/steam…

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Mamz
Dec 10, 2018 10:22 pm
Mamz

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

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

It will have a great effect in my opinion anyway Gareth. We were looking hard at the Lisbon as we were contemplating changing floor plan to reduce our costs a little but…

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Santo65
Dec 10, 2018 8:10 pm
Santo65

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville
NSW
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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

Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately the presentation has been postponed. I don't have another date yet but kind of disappointed as we're looking forward to moving. Where…

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CalicoCat
Dec 10, 2018 7:21 pm
Joker
Joker
10 h

First Home Buyer - Any Advice/Tips?

First Home Buyer - Any Advice/Tips?

Whoever you choose, check the actual builds in your area for a truer picture of what to expect, a good inspector such as this forums building expert is a must, also check…

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Joker
Dec 10, 2018 6:39 pm

Storing repurposed timber

Storing repurposed timber

Hi all, my husband and I have been sourcing repurposed timber for use in our build next year. Most are from 100 year old sheds etc. What do you suggest is the best way to…

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JulzSol
Dec 10, 2018 6:38 pm
Kapil
Kapil
10 h

Carlisle Canterbury 39

Carlisle Canterbury 39

Hi Tanz, we are building Canterbury 44 in Truganina Vic. Our Gallery appointment is in Jan 2019. So far we have added Grange facade, Butlers pantry, guest bed to study,…

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Kapil
Dec 10, 2018 6:21 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW

We have had some great progress since this was posted Dunk85 Cladding has been installed and painted (although our gutters now have paint on them due to painter not…

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Mish018
Dec 10, 2018 6:15 pm

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?
VIC

I have also now been told March 2019. I drove past a few weeks ago and they have started land works. Hopefully it wont get delayed again.

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Dec 10, 2018 5:45 pm
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excited_builders
Dec 10, 2018 5:36 pm

Builder

Builder

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 10, 2018 5:07 pm

Eden Two Wells SA

Eden Two Wells SA
SA
1, 2

We are stage 6A or 6B one of those.. Apple Tree Lane. Just recieved my Master Plans. Wondering how long the roads will take..

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Jess Hickey
Dec 10, 2018 4:28 pm

Bristol (44sq) - Porter Davis Melbourne - New Build

Bristol (44sq) - Porter Davis Melbourne - New Build
VIC
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Congratulations on finally finishing your build. Did you buy that champagne or was that from Porter Davis? All we got were keys and a handshake on Friday ;-) Those light…

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fademan
Dec 10, 2018 4:25 pm

Garage on the boundary

Garage on the boundary
VIC

Our neighbours house is build to boundary and they started building the day we moved in (4 months ago). We left that side of the house where their garage is untouched…

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bestspecials
Dec 10, 2018 2:32 pm
bestspecials
CW_L
CW_L
14 h

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
1 ... 16, 17, 18

YAY! How exciting! How good is it to finally see your home come to life? It'll be more exciting once the brickwork and roof tiles are done. This stage of construction i…

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CW_L
Dec 10, 2018 2:01 pm
CW_L

Calculation of liquidated damages

Calculation of liquidated damages
VIC

Unfortunately, the builder just ignore us regarding our objection of the calculation. They did not provide any notice of extension or bad weather etc in writing. Guess we…

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Novice 000
Dec 10, 2018 1:46 pm

::surprise:: Oh no! I'm so sorry. That's a shock, she wasn't very old was she? Mali is wonderful and couldn't be more loved! Amity particularly is ridiculously in love, she…

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bank
Dec 10, 2018 1:34 pm
bank

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping
VIC
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Geez, . Evap. coolers are pretty simple systems and rarely breaks down.. To get one not working on new house is pretty unlucky? I guess I have to check that too during handover.

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MyFirst
Dec 10, 2018 1:11 pm

Does builder top up soil to cover up waffle slab edges?

Does builder top up soil to cover up waffle slab edges?

Thanks all, I will try to negotiate something if they do leave it exposed. LOL. I reminded my SS his obligations and his reply was , he's been in the industry for 20 odd…

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MyFirst
Dec 10, 2018 1:08 pm

Building with CJ Homes

Building with CJ Homes
QLD

Colour consultation cannot happen before the 15/01/2019 because of the Christmas break. I wasn't expecting the build to start until after Christmas to be honest but I…

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onlyann
Dec 10, 2018 12:12 pm

In need of an architect or builder for some advice please!!!

In need of an architect or builder for some advice please!!!

Wow that's a very luxurious looking house! What I would do is imagine your entry is on the top floor - where the void is now. Then reverse the staircase so it leads…

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amilelka
Dec 10, 2018 11:31 am

Occupation Certificate & Interim Occupation Certificate Fail

Occupation Certificate & Interim Occupation Certificate Fail
NSW

I am not familiar with NSW but the general advice is to talk to your certifier to ascertain what exactly the problem is. It seems to be a mixed bag of things to be done by…

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building-expert
Dec 10, 2018 9:47 am
building-expert
ehhc
ehhc
19 h

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
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Haha no way, couldn’t trust myself to try it. We chose a composite to minimise maintenance but apparently the cons are that it could scratch, and I reckon probably…

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ehhc
Dec 10, 2018 9:00 am
ehhc

Construction doesn’t start until early next year as our builder Rawdon hill closes over Xmas period so everything will be on pause until the new year now. We are…

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Jayy
Dec 10, 2018 8:39 am
Jayy

We built the Barossa 255, similar in design. We had a good experience and love our home. We have been in it 6 months.

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GillyH
Dec 10, 2018 7:51 am
GillyH
faykis
faykis
Yesterday

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)
NSW
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HI guys anyone planning to rent their house in MacAathurr heights in early January? we are looking for a 4bedroom house in M Heights but not much property on the market…

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faykis
Dec 10, 2018 12:37 am
faykis

Build contract, legal advice?

Build contract, legal advice?

Don't bother, a solicitor review voids your 7 day cooling off period. Just examine closely pre contract as the building expert said then go over it thoroughly post…

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sweetswisssteel
Dec 09, 2018 11:12 pm

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
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Thanks Vista, I think I actually got the cabling inspiration from you orginally A fan that is programmable based on temperature is a good idea. I might look…

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Quirmeball1280
Dec 09, 2018 7:09 pm
Quirmeball1280
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Manj
Dec 09, 2018 6:16 pm
Manj
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stanus
Dec 09, 2018 3:33 pm
stanus
staypositive
staypositive
9 December

Review for metronest

Review for metronest

100% agree with this comment avoid them like plague....................... this is all i can say.......... very slow with construction .... not very…

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staypositive
Dec 09, 2018 12:45 pm
building-expert
building-expert
9 December

Arden Homes Inspectors

Arden Homes Inspectors
VIC
1, 2

As a builder who has lived through change from council building inspectors to privatised building surveying and inspections I can tell you of a catastrophic fall in…

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building-expert
Dec 09, 2018 9:13 am
building-expert
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
9 December

Builder refusing to give OP

Builder refusing to give OP
VIC

anu123, Who employed the building surveyor, you or the builder?

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SaveH2O
Dec 09, 2018 8:48 am
SaveH2O

Didn't get a colour board. But from the rough idea. White render throughout with black tiles and gutters. Floorboards throughout with grey carpets in the living areas…

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rogklee
Dec 08, 2018 11:04 pm

Windows are in. Boys working on Saturday.

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Salfield
Dec 08, 2018 4:53 pm
STurner
STurner
8 December

Choosing Right Bricks for 1st House

Choosing Right Bricks for 1st House

Hi RileyR, have you come to a conclusion? We're almost at lockup stage and have used PGH Eclipse. For our builder they are an included brick at .74c each. Breaking Dawn is…

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STurner
Dec 08, 2018 4:49 pm
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
8 December

Coral Homes general build thread

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

bestspecials Thank you so much. That's nice and bright. We will keep that as an option for sure.

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MrsAJ
Dec 08, 2018 1:52 pm
gogo65
gogo65
8 December

Custom Home Designs

Custom Home Designs
NSW

Hi Gogo Yes, PMd you but nothing came through? My email is shanekavanagh090@gmail.com if you want to try email me there?

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gogo65
Dec 08, 2018 12:47 pm
gogo65
doosra
doosra
8 December

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39 Build Thread

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39 Build Thread
NSW
1, 2, 3

Handover date is 18th Dec. Can't wait !! Driveway will not be finished in time and potentially fencing before the new year

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doosra
Dec 08, 2018 7:59 am
Melos
Melos
8 December

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie
NSW
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Wow!!! The whole house looks fantastic and congrats on your new little guy. Talk about amazing timing

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Melos
Dec 08, 2018 6:48 am

Things are starting to take shape. We received our fit our invoice recently. Here are some progress pics

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SAFA1
Dec 07, 2018 10:17 pm
JXYL
JXYL
7 December

Building the Metricon Doulton

Building the Metricon Doulton
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Looking good, it will be lockup in no time. Btw, awesome shot, make your frame look like gold plated!

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JXYL
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