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Bricklayer has finished, very happy with our bricks 👍😀😀 Front wall will be rendered.

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Code128
Jun 23, 2018 2:49 pm
Code128
tina v
tina v
22 June

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
1, 2, 3

Hi there Thanks for the information. Can I ask whether there were any additional charges for termite treatment? A friend of mine is also building with Fairmont and said…

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tina v
Jun 22, 2018 10:22 pm

New House Build KDR Blackwood SA Fairmont Homes 'The Grand'

New House Build KDR Blackwood SA Fairmont Homes 'The Grand'
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Start of bricks was 30th january and pci inspection was 27 April so about 3 months I would say you are still on track if pci is in September as long as the bricks aren’t…

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DanTheUpholsterer
Jun 22, 2018 1:19 pm
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kelwos44
Jun 22, 2018 10:28 am
Nawsome
Nawsome
22 June

ADH - custom KDR in Clearview. Roof and bricks!

ADH - custom KDR in Clearview. Roof and bricks!
SA
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Dh had a chat with the brickies this morning. They only have a couple of hours work left, but are worried that there won't be enough bricks to finish. Not really sure what…

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Nawsome
Jun 22, 2018 9:31 am
Nawsome
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Monkey55
Jun 21, 2018 8:13 pm

Well we're now locked out and can only peer through windows for photos. Looking good though. Love our kitchen.

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Guy T
Jun 21, 2018 6:14 pm

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
Entilzha
Entilzha
20 June

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod - now Post Handover

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod - now Post Handover
SA
1 ... 35, 36, 37

Sent of my defect list today - was sent nearly 2 weeks late but they where aware and had advised no problems I kept delaying it looking for more issues as couldn't find…

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Entilzha
Jun 20, 2018 10:51 am
stoff17
stoff17
17 June

Metricon Franklin 53 modified

Metricon Franklin 53 modified
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Thanks r_13 Standard monument color bond, but yeah we love it too

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stoff17
Jun 17, 2018 3:50 pm

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 30, 31, 32

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
Rajvin
Rajvin
13 June

Building with sterling homes adelaide

Building with sterling homes adelaide
SA

Hi I am looking at signing a contract with Sterling Homes for a custom design large family home. Looking for any advise, comments, experiences people have had building…

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Rajvin
Jun 13, 2018 8:59 pm
Jolly
Jolly
13 June

Two Wells

Two Wells
SA

Oh that is a very big difference, that must’ve been so frustrating just waiting for so long. I hope everything runs smoothly from now on for you :) Fingers crossed…

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Jolly
Jun 13, 2018 4:16 pm
Jolly
Marlbling
Marlbling
12 June

Building with Bentley Homes

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

Good luck Cat so crappy to pay for these things when it could have gone towards your house. Hopefully they build your house quickly to make up for it..

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Marlbling
Jun 12, 2018 5:57 pm
Nawsome
Nawsome
12 June

Building 1st home with Hickingbotham in S.A

Building 1st home with Hickingbotham in S.A
SA

That really sux. How it gets sorted quickly and you can get on to the fun stuff

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Nawsome
Jun 12, 2018 5:11 pm
Nawsome
Monkey55
Monkey55
10 June

Eden Estate Two Wells SA

Eden Estate Two Wells SA
SA
1, 2

The road is still blocked off, but it turns the corner onto Daffodil. Just need footpaths now!

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Monkey55
Jun 10, 2018 5:11 pm

Sovereign Metricon

Sovereign Metricon
SA
1, 2

Hey ...how is your build going?

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excited_builders
Jun 10, 2018 10:34 am

Decking new Alfresco

Decking new Alfresco
SA

I have to agree with not attaching decking directly to an alfresco slab. The moisture trapped within it over time will shorten its lifespan and you will be ripping it up…

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KnockItDown
May 31, 2018 4:32 pm
KnockItDown
MJT
MJT
30 May

Simonds Prague Modified SA

Simonds Prague Modified SA
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

We are still yet to do any landscaping at our place. Retaining walls are so expensive :) We have done lots of little things inside, but we haven't decided what to hang on…

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MJT
May 30, 2018 11:16 am
Gloria55
Gloria55
22 May

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
1 ... 74, 75, 76

Here is something a little different when it comes in kit form. can save you heap. http://homefab.com.au/

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Gloria55
May 22, 2018 3:16 pm

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 51, 52, 53

Duma Fossil is one of the top Indonesian providers of wholesale petrified wood products, wholesale home decor petrified wood…

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springtime
May 20, 2018 9:24 am
Wilko91
Wilko91
17 May

Fairmont Homes - Custom build

Fairmont Homes - Custom build
SA

Very cool guys! Good luck with the build!

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Wilko91
May 17, 2018 4:50 pm
Wilko91

Footings on a split Seaford meadows

Footings on a split Seaford meadows
SA

thanks Mate for the ideas there is one split level house on the same street but I haven’t been game enough to knock on their door.

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Ryanjcallaghan
May 16, 2018 8:34 pm

New build - Weeks Building Group SA

New build - Weeks Building Group SA
SA
1, 2

Thanks guys! It Austral’s San Selmo Cloudy Silver. We had ordered their san selmo reclaimed, but when they arrived from italy, their background tone was a honey…

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benblinkau
May 16, 2018 6:57 pm
benblinkau

Stormwater and retaining - please help!

Stormwater and retaining - please help!
SA

Hi There, Our Landscape Tanks sound like they could be a perfect fit for your above mentioned project. Our Landscape Tank can address both your Retention/Detention…

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Landscape Tanks
May 15, 2018 10:41 am
Landscape Tanks
kks
kks
14 May

Wahlstedt Quality Homes - South Australia

Wahlstedt Quality Homes - South Australia
SA

Any reports on building a home with this South Australian company?

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kks
May 14, 2018 4:46 pm

Tips for building with Dechellis

Tips for building with Dechellis
SA

Hello, We are building with Dechellis and on round 2 of floorplan. Do you have any tips from building with them?

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Trent Smith
May 06, 2018 2:47 pm

Distinctive Homes Adelaide

Distinctive Homes Adelaide
SA

Hi, we have signed up with them and will be hopefully commencing the build soon! How has your experience been? Cheers!

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Ajoshi1983
May 01, 2018 12:48 pm
algernon
algernon
30 April

Final Floorplans - Advice & Ideas

Final Floorplans - Advice & Ideas
SA

Unfortunately, I don't have an easy answer for that either, without flowing into the media room and/or living area. But I will note that beds 2 and 3 will have a very…

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algernon
Apr 30, 2018 11:03 pm
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Nawsome
Apr 26, 2018 9:42 pm
Nawsome
benblinkau
benblinkau
12 April

Weeks Custom build - Virginia Grove - SA

Weeks Custom build - Virginia Grove - SA
SA

Watching with interest. We are building with weeks... roof about to go on next week. Pics etc on my board: New build - Weeks Building Group SA

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benblinkau
Apr 12, 2018 8:22 pm
benblinkau

Hi everyone, Long time reader, first time poster! I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread on our building process to keep track of where we are and hopefully…

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AJS1
Apr 12, 2018 5:32 pm

New build, builder claiming “unforeseen rock”

New build, builder claiming “unforeseen rock”
SA

Kitty.Kat82 Welcome to the forum Sounds like your Salesman/Builder has no idea what he's doing and you excavation costs into rock are going to be very expensive. He has…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 06, 2018 8:56 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Krisrobe
Krisrobe
26 March

Statesman Felixstow Alfresco build in Two Wells, SA

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

Hi Nicoledee, just wondering about your finished house, I’m about to start building a very customised Felixstow with muscat grey bricks and wallaby roof and would be…

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Krisrobe
Mar 26, 2018 6:48 pm
EmBella
EmBella
6 March

Sewer main

Sewer main
SA

There generally isn't too many issues with using an existing point? It's on the other side of the property to where they wanted a new point put. Hmm anyway we are…

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EmBella
Mar 06, 2018 9:37 pm
homeone1
homeone1
24 February

Bordeaux 45 Build Metricon

Bordeaux 45 Build Metricon
SA

Hi i am looking to build something similar to the bordeaux in adelaide, maybe the hamshire 45 or somerest 45.

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homeone1
Feb 24, 2018 5:44 pm
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Nawsome
Feb 24, 2018 11:07 am
Nawsome

Ok so been in about two months. All seems to be going along slowly to plan. Still quite happy with the finish. Being in a bit have noticed a few blemishes in the painting…

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hillbuilder
Feb 15, 2018 12:02 pm
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
14 February

Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - PCI Complete

Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - PCI Complete
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Handover was today - very exciting. Not any photos in all the rushing due to an annoying mix up. Three little things to be fixed up but all in writing before handover…

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JM1911A1
Feb 14, 2018 9:35 pm
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
14 February

Building with Simonds in Adelaide

Building with Simonds in Adelaide
SA
1 ... 58, 59, 60

Handover was today - very exciting. Not any photos in all the rushing due to an annoying mix up. Three little things to be fixed up but all in writing before handover…

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JM1911A1
Feb 14, 2018 9:33 pm
JM1911A1
katmeow01
katmeow01
14 February

Reviews of Rossdale & Dechelles Homes in Adelaide

Reviews of Rossdale & Dechelles Homes in Adelaide
SA

We tossed up between the two also. We finally decided with Rossdale mostly for their fixed price contract but also partly because our block needed a split level and…

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katmeow01
Feb 14, 2018 8:07 pm
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lovisa
Feb 10, 2018 7:40 pm
MissSoph
MissSoph
8 February

SA Housing Centre - Advice!

SA Housing Centre - Advice!
SA

Thank you for the reply! We are praying that if we do use Homestart it isn't a long term thing. Get us ur home and then refinance as soon as possible. We have been…

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MissSoph
Feb 08, 2018 12:16 pm
jm_928
jm_928
4 February

Metro Property Development SA

Metro Property Development SA
SA

We are considering building with Metro at Minters Field and would be interested in any recent experiences, particularly with the build timeframes and the level of quality.

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jm_928
Feb 04, 2018 5:19 pm
Nawsome
Nawsome
2 February

House Demolition Adelaide

House Demolition Adelaide
SA

we are hoping to start the demo early next week with Magil Demolition. We were also told that we had to move out before asking for services to be cut (which can then take…

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Nawsome
Feb 02, 2018 1:38 pm
Nawsome
eliszia
eliszia
24 January

Metricon Glendale 34 Springlake

Metricon Glendale 34 Springlake
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Than you Dulie. Metricon Glendale 34 Modified

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eliszia
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