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Building Inspectors

Building Inspectors
SA

What a load of rubbish. Metricon fixed every defect found from every stage inspection. A decent inspector will list the Defects and how they violate the building code. And…

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sweetswisssteel
Mar 21, 2019 8:02 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

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
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
dunkintoo
dunkintoo
17 March

Metricon - Savannah 40 - Adelaide Athelstone

Metricon - Savannah 40 - Adelaide Athelstone
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Nice progress! We have our presentation day next week and surprisingly, there are people working on site on a Sunday! That part of the build progress goes by quickly. …

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dunkintoo
Mar 17, 2019 11:32 am
Jolly
Jolly
16 March

Eden Two Wells SA

Eden Two Wells SA
SA
1, 2, 3

Fingers crossed for you, it might be easier building with the neighbouring blocks empty. Our 3 aren't escape artists but they do enjoy digging around the fence, I feel…

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Jolly
Mar 16, 2019 7:47 pm
Jolly
Jolly
Jolly
16 March

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Thanks for that Nicole, From the moment we were informed about the sewer system with Alano waters up until now I hadn’t heard much at all. I was feeling a little…

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Jolly
Mar 16, 2019 2:25 pm
Jolly
Jolly
Jolly
16 March

Custom build Format Homes SA

Custom build Format Homes SA
SA
1, 2

Congratulations on starting, It’s so exciting to see all the houses going up 😀🎉 Hoping to go for another drive up this week coming and see the progress being made…

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Jolly
Mar 16, 2019 2:07 pm
Jolly
JayJay74
JayJay74
15 March

Distinctive Homes Adelaide

Distinctive Homes Adelaide
SA

If you are building a custom 2 storey with Distinctive Homes, I would be very careful with your contracts. So many things going wrong. We are 18 months in and still at…

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JayJay74
Mar 15, 2019 10:57 am
steel
steel
12 March

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Weekly to Fortnightly. I dont get why people like staring at the same bricks day after day.Things dont move that quickly.

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steel
Mar 12, 2019 8:34 am
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Tysonandkaylie
Mar 04, 2019 12:45 pm
Code128
Code128
4 March

Weep Holes

Weep Holes
SA

Hi all, Wonder if anyone can offer their opinion or advice on weep holes above windows. Our builder has filled in the weep holes above our front awning windows, looks…

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Code128
Mar 04, 2019 11:07 am
Code128
Hwood
Hwood
28 February

Angle Vale Dechellis Custom Build

Angle Vale Dechellis Custom Build
SA

Hi T.H, Looks great how exciting. We are planning a build in Angle Vale at the moment and are looking to start quoting soon. What design are you building with…

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Hwood
Feb 28, 2019 1:51 pm
sarahmarie
sarahmarie
26 February

Simonds Cleland in Adelaide

Simonds Cleland in Adelaide
SA

The Allendale is really nice! We chose the Springwood facade because we are going for a more coastal vibe - we love the old queenslander houses so the facade gave us a…

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sarahmarie
Feb 26, 2019 12:49 pm
LH G
LH G
23 February

First Build - Bluestone Mt Barker with D&C Homes

First Build - Bluestone Mt Barker with D&C Homes
SA

How did it go!? I'm looking at D&C homes but to build in springlake mount barker

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LH G
Feb 23, 2019 11:36 pm
Ezuku
Ezuku
20 February

Bradford homes sa- any experiences?

Bradford homes sa- any experiences?
SA

Yes, i heard about that. Not sure if it's good that they've chosen their footings contractor so carefully or bad.

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Ezuku
Feb 20, 2019 2:17 pm
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

Hi there, I’ve started a blog to share my thoughts and experiences on homedesign, rebuilding and renovation. Homedesignedge.com

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ahoythere
Feb 18, 2019 5:48 am
dl212
dl212
10 February

Rapidwall

Rapidwall
SA

Hi Mally - I know it's a long time since your post but just wondered if anything came about from your interest in Rapidwall? Hope to hear back. Cheers

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dl212
Feb 10, 2019 11:32 pm
stoff17
stoff17
25 January

Metricon Franklin 53 modified

Metricon Franklin 53 modified
SA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Thank you. Yes the wife definitely got what she was after Metricon Franklin 53 modified

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stoff17
Jan 25, 2019 6:06 pm

Marraya paniculata. Has white flowers and produces a really nice fragrance. We have the option to use this as a hedge too later if we want.

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Guy T
Jan 23, 2019 1:49 am
Irish Curley
Irish Curley
17 January

Building the Cleo two story with Simonds SA - Lock up

Building the Cleo two story with Simonds SA - Lock up
SA
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Kudos for choosing a local florist. We should be supporting our own local flower growers and florist and help their business. Btw, the orchids are really awesome.

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Irish Curley
Jan 17, 2019 4:07 pm
Irish Curley

Rear veranda finally done and thats pretty much done Still have a few things left inside - finally started fixing my skirtings today and will be doing my touchup painting…

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Entilzha
Jan 15, 2019 9:12 pm
alexp79
alexp79
14 January

Best block orientation for forever home

Best block orientation for forever home
SA

Ideally you would want your living spaces facing North and your bedrooms facing South.

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alexp79
Jan 14, 2019 10:16 pm
johngraham
johngraham
11 January

Deciding on a Builder in Adelaide

Deciding on a Builder in Adelaide
SA

Hey Adelaide Girl, who did you end up choosing? We used for our holiday home (York Peninsula) in 2016. We couldn't speak more highly…

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johngraham
Jan 11, 2019 11:44 am
johngraham
Trent Smith
Trent Smith
10 January

Valuation in Angle Vale, SA

Valuation in Angle Vale, SA
SA

Where abouts in Angle Vale are you building? I am building in Angle Vale with Dechellis, building a house same living size for around 385k, it is 346square with garage…

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Trent Smith
Jan 10, 2019 8:39 pm
PBN84
PBN84
1 January

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi guys, Wishing every day of the new year to be filled with success, happiness and prosperity for you and your family.Happy new year.

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PBN84
Jan 01, 2019 6:25 pm
PBN84
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
20 December 2018

Statesman Felixstow Alfresco build in Two Wells, SA

Statesman Felixstow Alfresco build in Two Wells, SA
SA
1, 2, 3

Any photos of the Felixstowe Alfresco would be really helpful. We are looking to build a modified version next year. 😀

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Bebbsy
Dec 20, 2018 10:04 am
Monkey55
Monkey55
26 November 2018

Eden Two Wells SA

Eden Two Wells SA
SA

Hi there! Im (attempting to) building with Format Homes, on Magnolia Boulevard. Our estimate for footings, 276sqm, was $25k. Actual cost was $26.5, so pretty close. :)

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Monkey55
Nov 26, 2018 4:00 pm
Infra Red
Infra Red
18 November 2018

Our First Home - New Build SA

Our First Home - New Build SA
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Congratulations on getting keys! I hope it’s all sorted for you in the end.

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Infra Red
Nov 18, 2018 11:45 pm
benblinkau
benblinkau
18 November 2018

New build - Weeks Building Group SA

New build - Weeks Building Group SA
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

We used level earthworx. Lol.. don’t ask

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benblinkau
Nov 18, 2018 7:09 pm
benblinkau
Marlbling
Marlbling
7 November 2018

Building with Bentley Homes

Building with Bentley Homes
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi Cat with the elevation thing I do feel your pain but I am in the other neighbors condition.. it is bizarre that at the beginning the land was flat but when our house…

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Marlbling
Nov 07, 2018 9:17 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
4 November 2018

Render Colour (Has anyone got photos of half strength evenin

Render Colour (Has anyone got photos of half strength evenin
SA

Replace CMYK (Cyan Magenta Yellow Black) with CPYK (Colour pot your kitchen) hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 04, 2018 11:50 am
StructuralBIMGuy
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
21 October 2018

Simonds Prague Modified - Adelaide

Simonds Prague Modified - Adelaide
SA

With the ensuite have you thought about/talked to Cahill about putting a shower seat instead where the duct was? We have one in ours and it's actually amazing (and as…

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JM1911A1
Oct 21, 2018 8:45 pm
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
21 October 2018

Mount Barker Thread

Mount Barker Thread
SA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

You'd be best contacting the Bluestone developer team to confirm - we're next door at Springlake who only uses ELGas but not all developers have specific requirements.

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JM1911A1
Oct 21, 2018 8:35 pm
JM1911A1
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
21 October 2018

Building Modified Statesman Ashville

Building Modified Statesman Ashville
SA
1, 2, 3

Congrats on your house being completed, it looks lovely. You have made similar choices to ours in your selections and wondered if you would have time to post a few more…

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Bebbsy
Oct 21, 2018 3:45 pm
jm_928
jm_928
14 October 2018

Lightweight builders in Adelaide SA - Rivergum, Sarah, etc

Lightweight builders in Adelaide SA - Rivergum, Sarah, etc
SA

I was originally going to build with Rivergum but my site was quite difficult and after months or delays and going back and forth over a period of months in the end they…

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jm_928
Oct 14, 2018 5:45 pm

Hello, I would like to get advice on SP10 glazing on western wall. This is a kitchen window & butlers. I have heard that SP10 is more prone to dirt and hard to clean,…

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Trent Smith
Oct 14, 2018 10:52 am
Santo65
Santo65
11 October 2018

Adelaide Marcoola 32

Adelaide Marcoola 32
SA

Banks!!! Can't live with 'em and can't live without 'em :/

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Santo65
Oct 11, 2018 9:43 am
Santo65
Melbournevic
Melbournevic
8 October 2018

Decking new Alfresco

Decking new Alfresco
SA

Thanks KingTaco, that looks really good.

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Melbournevic
Oct 08, 2018 5:46 pm
Jolly
Jolly
6 October 2018

First Home Build - Fairmont Homes

First Home Build - Fairmont Homes
SA

Can’t wait to see progress pictures of your journey 😀

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Jolly
Oct 06, 2018 9:58 am
Jolly
Black Duck
Black Duck
26 September 2018

New Build - Weeks Building Group - Balhannah SA

New Build - Weeks Building Group - Balhannah SA
SA
1, 2, 3

Thank you, really appreciate that :-) We have been happy with process so far, time will tell I guess. Couple of little things haven't been quite right - but we know we…

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Black Duck
Sep 26, 2018 4:02 pm
Noavzo
Noavzo
22 September 2018

Trades Recommendation - Adelaide

Trades Recommendation - Adelaide
SA

Hi all, I'm looking soon to build with Metricon in Adelaide, but I am after some customer recommendations on a few trades rather than go through hi pages etc I'm looking…

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Noavzo
Sep 22, 2018 9:25 pm
phantom18
phantom18
17 September 2018

New Home Questions

New Home Questions
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Has anyone brought blinds from Blinds Online? Were they any good?

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phantom18
Sep 17, 2018 4:12 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
3 September 2018

Plumbing - How to use rainwater

Plumbing - How to use rainwater
SA

We're building a new home (trenches digging as we speak) and are required to have a rainwater tank. I need to talk to…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Sep 04, 2018 12:48 am
Pepsi_Drinker
Galinda Ruggedo
Galinda Ruggedo
28 August 2018

Building first home - adelaide

Building first home - adelaide
SA

Hi there, 1. Turn-key packages are supposed to mean a property that someone can purchase and immediately…

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Galinda Ruggedo
Aug 28, 2018 12:17 pm
Galinda Ruggedo

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