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Wild
Wild
18 September

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...

Hi Guys, Did any one use Austral Chestnut bricks with Natural Mortar with classic garage door as opposed to timber look, Interested to know/see the combination.

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Wild
Sep 18, 2018 3:57 pm
Ourhomebythehill
Ourhomebythehill
23 September

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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We live 10 minutes from our block of land, so we visit at least once sometimes twice a week. It's 2.5acres with an amazingly stunning view so we often just sit on the…

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Ourhomebythehill
Sep 23, 2018 10:42 am
Drew01
Drew01
14 h

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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If you want an internal gas fire, make sure you consider where, and ensure the flue path is clear of plumbing, and you have a gas line run at frame stage

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Drew01
Sep 25, 2018 2:43 pm
Drew01

Custom build Format Homes SA

Custom build Format Homes SA
SA

The footings/site costs originally allowed for were 60k, then after the soil tests it went up to 66k.

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LeCorbusier
Sep 26, 2018 1:30 am
kks
kks
4 h

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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It's a decent wi-fi setup for us in the upcoming build. This Westinghouse film says it all for me when I think about cabling and automated houses....those electronic…

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kks
Sep 26, 2018 12:24 am

Woot!! We got our PCI date today - October 8th... First day of school for the kids at their new school as well... Got my builder booked in to do the PCI with me, as my…

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Drew01
Sep 26, 2018 12:14 am
Drew01
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MyFirst
Sep 25, 2018 11:31 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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We are building the Glendale 42 and our final build cost is $576K - without carpet, which we will install after handover. We pretty much upgraded all plumbing fixtures…

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shokel1975
Sep 25, 2018 10:50 pm
shokel1975

Toilet arrived today. 38 Cor drilled yesterday, Plumbing started today. Very happy with the progress of the building.

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Charlotte.h
Sep 25, 2018 8:52 pm
Charlotte.h

Ausbuild Finlay 36 - Painting commenced, driveway installed!

Ausbuild Finlay 36 - Painting commenced, driveway installed!
QLD
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Im hoping we don't have issues, I have the technical guys contact number and I'm sure we'll get it working pretty fast.. The my air system is plaugued with updates and…

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GrantFC
Sep 25, 2018 8:16 pm

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 557, 558, 559

We had our yearly inspection today and have been told we need to cut out our driveway on the edges to expose the termite barrier. How have you gone with it Ryalls?

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H Family
Sep 25, 2018 7:22 pm
H Family

Take Two

Take Two
ACT
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Finally you are in. Congratulation Variegated. very happy for you ::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader::::cheerleader:: Enjoy your new home. Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
Sep 25, 2018 7:18 pm

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
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I don't think so. Availability of trades and HO scheduling probably has more to do with it. But I'm just making assumptions.

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Brad_2477
Sep 25, 2018 6:52 pm

Need painters in Brisbane?

Need painters in Brisbane?
QLD

CALL US TODAY! Phone: (04) 01836379 Our website for Free Quote:

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emilspainting
Sep 25, 2018 6:41 pm
emilspainting

Has anyone built with Thomas Archer??

Has anyone built with Thomas Archer??

Can anyone give some light on this company??good or bad?

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Katzie123
Sep 25, 2018 6:29 pm

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Frame

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Frame
VIC
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Ss has agreed that the window hole is too small and will have the framers manually fix it up for us .. too easy. Looking forward to seeing more progress when we go past on…

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Clareymoo
Sep 25, 2018 6:25 pm

Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 12 - Tiling

Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 12 - Tiling
QLD
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Looking good! We did the same with rectified porcelain and didn’t know about the extra expense of laying but having had timber before we were determined to have tiles,…

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dillongl
Sep 25, 2018 5:30 pm
dillongl
chanam
chanam
11 h

custom Build ownit home ownithomes.com.au quote, upgrades

custom Build ownit home ownithomes.com.au quote, upgrades
QLD
1, 2

Fantastic news they allow you changes to things before signing specification. It is definitely a rocky road. We're still holding onto the initial colour selection sheet…

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chanam
Sep 25, 2018 5:23 pm

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Met with the site supervisor today with regards to the shower screen. From what he showed me they have made the shower screen too big. To be honest, I wouldnt have had a…

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Kollosche
Sep 25, 2018 5:23 pm

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra
VIC
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Not sure if anyone is reading our blog but thought i should see this out until the end since I've come this far... We haven't had much happening with our defects recently…

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bumblebee1985
Sep 25, 2018 5:08 pm

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
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Hi Tina, We feel the same with consultant. We already submitted our tentative plan to them but I am not to sure about how they are going to charge for lights and bulbs.…

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rajan674
Sep 25, 2018 4:33 pm

New Build - Weeks Building Group - Balhannah SA

New Build - Weeks Building Group - Balhannah SA
SA
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Hi, Thanks for sharing your experience, it's great to be able to see the process happening and your feedback. I am going to be building with Weeks soon and hope you don't…

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Black Duck
Sep 25, 2018 3:37 pm
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Parkboy
Sep 25, 2018 1:48 pm
Zen
Zen
16 h

Building with Hall and Hart

Building with Hall and Hart
NSW

Hi nasreen45, great to hear another HHH build! Here is the other thread - viewtopic.php?f=31&t=89920

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Zen
Sep 25, 2018 12:59 pm
Zen
Zen
16 h

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Exciting news, babymichelle! Look forward to hearing how your build journey goes! We decided to go with the standard appliances supplied by HHH.

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Zen
Sep 25, 2018 12:21 pm
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Clean
Sep 25, 2018 11:59 am
GillyM
GillyM
17 h

Building on a 2 meter slope block of land? Help!!

Building on a 2 meter slope block of land? Help!!
VIC

Have you considered building a split level type home? This would work with the slope of your land, and you'd get more house but with a smaller footprint on your land.

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GillyM
Sep 25, 2018 11:52 am
GillyM
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sweetswisssteel
Sep 25, 2018 11:40 am

Champion Homes

Champion Homes
NSW

I am going to build with Champion Homes. Just pass the negotiation stage where I need to add more than 10K for additional deepened edge beam & steps because the land has…

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Mlestari
Sep 25, 2018 6:37 am
Mr. Sausage
Mr. Sausage
Yesterday

PCI check list

PCI check list

I would also suggest taking a spirit level. Not so much to necessarily check every single vertical and horizontal surface (though I guess you could) but to check any paths…

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Mr. Sausage
Sep 25, 2018 4:14 am
najua
najua
Yesterday

McDonald Jones Homes- Tulloch-31

McDonald Jones Homes- Tulloch-31

HI Soumya, How was your building experience with Mcdonald Jones? We are also planning to build in Penrith and need some feedback about the experience, customer service and…

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najua
Sep 24, 2018 9:17 pm
Tommi
Tommi
Yesterday

Building broker, yes or no?

Building broker, yes or no?

Hi, I'm new to this forum. In the next couple of years my wife and I are planning to build our forever home on a fairly small block (340m2) in Perths…

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Tommi
Sep 24, 2018 7:12 pm

Driveway was done today. Slowly getting there. Now on to the landscaping!

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Guy T
Sep 24, 2018 6:28 pm
Richie1
Richie1
Yesterday

Nutrend homes Brisbane region

Nutrend homes Brisbane region

Hi Was wondering if anyone has any reviews of Nutrend Homes We are in the Brisbane north region Or what recommendations for a builder that you have used for new home

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Richie1
Sep 24, 2018 6:09 pm

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
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Yeah we ordered them a while back so had them delivered to a storage area They are going to come and assemble this week

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Quirmeball1280
Sep 24, 2018 5:03 pm
Quirmeball1280
alexp79
alexp79
24 September

Builder quotes 15 months from slab date

Builder quotes 15 months from slab date
VIC

I would say that 3 months is over-optimistic even for a project-style fiber-clad house and without any single rainy day. It seems you are talking about brick veneer…

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alexp79
Sep 24, 2018 4:23 pm
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A and M Home
Sep 24, 2018 4:15 pm
alexp79
alexp79
24 September

Working drawings question/pricing

Working drawings question/pricing

I don't think you need/require any of those

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alexp79
Sep 24, 2018 4:14 pm
pandibabi
pandibabi
24 September

Custom Build with G Devel. in Bris - Onto Lock Up Stage

Custom Build with G Devel. in Bris - Onto Lock Up Stage
QLD
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To be fixed, everything highlighted with that bright green spray has to be fixed

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pandibabi
Sep 24, 2018 3:56 pm
pandibabi

Do you mean like this?

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SnowLeopard
Sep 24, 2018 1:38 pm
SnowLeopard
kingofnowhere
kingofnowhere
24 September

Newpark Estate, Marsden Park

Newpark Estate, Marsden Park
NSW
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thanks, will try to check with council

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kingofnowhere
Sep 24, 2018 11:44 am
pbwhi0
pbwhi0
24 September

Metallix Bronze/Surfmist

Metallix Bronze/Surfmist
NSW

We built with Ausbuild and the PGH Eclipse bricks are in the standard range. We didn't pay any extra whereas had we gone with the Metallix from Austral I think they were…

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pbwhi0
Sep 24, 2018 6:24 am
pbwhi0
GEOnTREY
GEOnTREY
24 September

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
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I am so jealous... Don't think we will ever start building. Your houses are looking great 😀 Our stage of land development reached practical completion on Friday. The…

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GEOnTREY
Sep 24, 2018 1:08 am
frankily
frankily
23 September

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic
VIC
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no lime wash, there's one more coat of clearcoat and that's it. my phone camera is terrible and doesn't do the colour justice.

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frankily
Sep 23, 2018 10:23 pm
Tajana
Tajana
23 September

Update

Update

That is fantastic . Thank you so much Paul .

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Tajana
Sep 23, 2018 8:20 pm
Tajana
TiredHalo
TiredHalo
23 September

Clarendon Homes | Sheridan 41

Clarendon Homes | Sheridan 41
VIC

Yeah the entire house will be rendered, so we won't have bricks. They're replacing the bricks with Hebel and using acrylic render.

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TiredHalo
Sep 23, 2018 6:55 pm
TiredHalo
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Guy T
Sep 23, 2018 3:37 pm
GarethB
GarethB
23 September

Coral Homes – Lisbon 25, Hervey Bay / QLD

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

Yes 100% them, and they did an amazing job :) Cant wait to see it come together.

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GarethB
Sep 23, 2018 1:50 pm
GarethB

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