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amilelka
amilelka
7 January

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1, 2, 3

We chose vinyl timber look Venetians for our windows. We have a park across the road so we wanted to be able to completely open the blinds for the views. Plus it was a…

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amilelka
Jan 07, 2019 3:38 pm
dany
dany
17 December 2018

How often do you visit your site?

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

well they have said they will replace the doors and dry out the floor. I have asked them to get the stairs assessed by the supplier / manufacturer . There is a race…

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dany
Dec 17, 2018 8:02 pm
dany
sparekh
sparekh
1 November 2018

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
MrsJM
MrsJM
21 m

Brick Issue with new house, rendering whole house, re-bricki

Brick Issue with new house, rendering whole house, re-bricki

You would need to really give thought to it if you’re willing to accept a cash settlement. They would have a solicitor draw up an agreement and it’s likely that they…

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MrsJM
Jan 18, 2019 4:42 am
MrsJM

The colour selection with Como Homes was interesting too, and if anyone is considering building with Como they should take note: As Como was a subsidiary of Arden Homes…

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ben888
Jan 18, 2019 2:44 am
ben888

2nd soil test - contours changed

2nd soil test - contours changed
VIC

Hi all, We're doing a KDRB and received the 2nd soil test report and it looks like the countours have changed. Looking through other threads it doesn't seem like this is…

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derfelcadarn
Jan 18, 2019 12:31 am

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
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I know, right? Cost us under $3k to do it after handover

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Drew01
Jan 18, 2019 12:08 am
Drew01

Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)

Builder won't let us nominate our surveyor (Victoria)
VIC

And here we go god dam dogs they take your money then hold you for ramson id report them to the obudsman office and the VBA and id make it a point to tell the builder you…

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Mauromario
Jan 17, 2019 11:50 pm

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

No we went with Kimberly as she is at Brookmont and that is the Newbury which we have gone with. Some modifications added though. Kimberly funnily enough has bought the…

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alexisonfire
Jan 17, 2019 11:42 pm
alexisonfire

Trees recommendation for newly built house in Sydney

Trees recommendation for newly built house in Sydney

We need 4 natives and we're planting 2 Blueberry Ash and 2 Old Man Banksia. Hope that helps!

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Huhness
Jan 17, 2019 10:32 pm
Huhness

FINALLY Our land has registered after an 18 month delay. We submitted our DA and it was accepted after 3 attempts. Our DA was approved after we…

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Huhness
Jan 17, 2019 10:28 pm
Huhness

Our Charlton 36 by PD

Our Charlton 36 by PD

Bricks: Austral Mushrrom with natural grey mortar Roof: Tile barramundi Windows: Aluminum white Gutters: Monument colorbond Fascias:Monument colorbond Front door: 2340mm…

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shepherdm
Jan 17, 2019 10:03 pm

Starting to really take shape now. Brickies are due to finish next Tuesday with the roof going on by the end of the month which isn’t far away. 😁

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Salfield
Jan 17, 2019 9:28 pm
MLC
MLC
8 h

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 410, 411, 412

Hi All, I am new to this so sorry if this query has been answered in a previous post! We’ve bought and will build a Vantage 35 in Melbourne with designer by Metricon…

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MLC
Jan 17, 2019 9:08 pm

We got bricks today! Though not sure about the colour now at all. .. but it's too late. .. render one day I guess if we can't handle it! Ss has been giving us updates -…

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Newy-Jan
Jan 17, 2019 8:47 pm
One
One
10 h

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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One, they're having a lend of you. The person conducting the business (as they say in the Work Health and Safety area) has the primary duty of care for WHS. It's their…

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One
Jan 17, 2019 6:54 pm

All back at it this week, the break felt like forever but the plasterer was in last week doing the plaster. Officially hit lockup yesterday afternoon with the bricky…

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GarethB
Jan 17, 2019 6:51 pm
GarethB
Iamhim
Iamhim
12 h

New single storey home scaffolding question

New single storey home scaffolding question
ACT

HI Jean, Yes, that is true - choices are limited ; but that is why they are cheaper a well.. So who did you end up going with?

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Iamhim
Jan 17, 2019 5:27 pm

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

Adenbrook homes-Worst experience ever

Adenbrook homes-Worst experience ever

We built a custom design home with Adenbrook homes (Greater Sydney ) and we have had nothing but problems since moving in,& not to mention the end result is very poor the…

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bobj12382
Jan 17, 2019 2:59 pm

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
1 ... 80, 81, 82

That is one pretty plant you got there. Unfortunately for you, the flowers didn't last long. I would like to recommend this African Violet or Clivia if ever you are…

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Irish Curley
Jan 17, 2019 2:30 pm
Irish Curley
Cooky
Cooky
19 h

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 50, 51, 52

Sorry, I dont understand. Did you also by a quarter acre lot like Hasan?

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Cooky
Jan 17, 2019 9:39 am
Cooky

How long does each stage take?

How long does each stage take?

Thank you all for the replies. We are using a licensed project home builder. They can’t provide us with a timeline until the contract is signed. That’s why I am…

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Huggies
Jan 17, 2019 9:07 am

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 27, 28, 29

Looks amazing!!!! We have just signed the tender with HHH for the Eylse Classic facade and are now waiting on plans to be drawn up. Does anyone have pictures of the…

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Amanda_Ly
Jan 17, 2019 8:48 am

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Happy new year everyone! We are settling well into our new home. Getting used to commute to work. Taking me 2 hours back and forth. Earlier I was 10 mins away.…

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Bronte19
Jan 17, 2019 8:32 am
KingTaco
KingTaco
Yesterday

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41
QLD
1, 2

That's excellent news! Looking forward to seeing the start of the build through some photos.

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KingTaco
Jan 16, 2019 11:43 pm
KingTaco
onlyann
onlyann
Yesterday

Building with CJ Homes

Building with CJ Homes
QLD

The 4 hours colour consultation took place this week. We had a vague idea of what we wanted and the consultant has been very helpful. We also discussed some minor…

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onlyann
Jan 16, 2019 10:32 pm

One of my Neighbour who is building there send some pictures of our progress today. 16/01/2019

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InvincibleInDN
Jan 16, 2019 10:05 pm
InvincibleInDN
shazaw
shazaw
Yesterday

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
1 ... 40, 41, 42

Oh I do like your roof very much.:x! Please pm with details of your roof supplier plus cost $. We are also looking into similar kind of roof to go on top of deck near our…

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shazaw
Jan 16, 2019 10:00 pm

Had our tiles appointment today 😊 Floor tiles En-suite Main bathroom, laundry and toilet Kitchen splash back tiles

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Daydream_potterslane
Jan 16, 2019 8:37 pm
r_13
r_13
Yesterday

Bentleigh 48

Bentleigh 48

We tried to include as many options/upgrades as possible at the pre-contract stage. The Sales Consultant was very experienced and was able to give us a lot of guidance.…

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r_13
Jan 16, 2019 7:45 pm
r_13
Jayad
Jayad
Yesterday

Thornhill park - Rockbank

Thornhill park - Rockbank

Hi Ali, thanks for your insight, just another question, I have seen some news that property prices might go down by 4% this year in Melbourne Western suburbs. Do you…

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Jayad
Jan 16, 2019 6:27 pm
pandibabi
pandibabi
Yesterday

G Development in Bris - Form 21 04/12 awaiting handover

G Development in Bris - Form 21 04/12 awaiting handover
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Yes! it was stressful and painful - we did flooring, paid removalists to move furniture and clean the old property. Due to the xmas shut down, I had to wait for my…

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pandibabi
Jan 16, 2019 5:39 pm
pandibabi
BrownDog77
BrownDog77
16 January

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Oh Mj sorry to hear that I’ve just req to follow on insta, haven’t been on here in ages. Totally agree though cheaper is not better as you pay in the…

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BrownDog77
Jan 16, 2019 2:43 pm

Something like this..

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gogo65
Jan 16, 2019 2:21 pm
gogo65

The above photos are 4 houses being built on an undulating block using screw piles and XL-Floor as the subfloor system. XL-Floor has an R value of R2.6 Winter ad…

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John Pierpoint
Jan 16, 2019 1:47 pm
ymiao4398
ymiao4398
16 January

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
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at this point mid feb to end of Feb. depends on how fast the appliances and flooring can go in

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ymiao4398
Jan 16, 2019 12:48 pm

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension
VIC
1 ... 74, 75, 76

Hi would you be able to post a close up pic please...ours has a gap between the top n bottom and you can see the silver pipe https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=ht ... are_type=t

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excited_builders
Jan 16, 2019 11:51 am

Costs for house plans

Costs for house plans

Go with % Of contract estimate House Plans 2% Engineering ( including site report) 1% Both should include Specis, Notes & Quantity Estimates hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 16, 2019 11:46 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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BrentandAllison
Jan 16, 2019 11:27 am
BrentandAllison
Chelsea1990
Chelsea1990
15 January

Simonds Cleland in Adelaide

Simonds Cleland in Adelaide
SA

How exciting! Good luck! I will keep an eye on your page. We’re building in Virginia grove :)

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Chelsea1990
Jan 15, 2019 9:51 pm
Doulton777
Doulton777
15 January

Our KDR Metricon Doulton - Melb

Our KDR Metricon Doulton - Melb
VIC

We buit our Doulton just last year. I remember thinking it would be great too have others that are building it too. We actually bought off the plan. In November 2016 was…

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Doulton777
Jan 15, 2019 9:29 pm
Doulton777
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hunkarkadam
Jan 15, 2019 9:20 pm

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

Here are my final eletric floor plan. Hopefully I didn't miss anything.

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Freak_Zombie
Jan 15, 2019 8:36 pm
Tradie89
Tradie89
15 January

Building with Hamlen Homes - Perth (previously metro homes)

Building with Hamlen Homes - Perth (previously metro homes)
WA

January 2019 Update* Brickwork complete 12/10/18 Roof cover complete 08/11/18 Lockup stage 30/11/18 WOW how quickly and seamless the process has been so far. I have an…

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Tradie89
Jan 15, 2019 8:25 pm
alymei
alymei
15 January

Colour questions?

Colour questions?
NSW
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That's a great combo - We will go surfmist windows

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alymei
Jan 15, 2019 7:15 pm
Melos
Melos
15 January

New Home on Block with 2.5m fall

New Home on Block with 2.5m fall

There are builders that specialise in split level homes you will definitely get a better design if you work with the lay of the land rather than against it

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Melos
Jan 15, 2019 4:58 pm
kks
kks
15 January

Slab crumbling?

Slab crumbling?

And when I think of local building standards I think of of how many of the international students that came trough my hands a year or two back were in the tiling and…

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kks
Jan 15, 2019 4:36 pm
Margin
Margin
15 January

Bradford homes sa- any experiences?

Bradford homes sa- any experiences?
SA

I know your feeling, I am a stickler when it comes to weighing up value for money. I compared many builders, asked around (i.e. contacted independent building inspectors)…

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Margin
Jan 15, 2019 4:24 pm

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