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melfordgurl
Apr 25, 2019 7:30 am

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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We live 5 mins away and I drive past each day as school drop off is 400m down the road. It has been handy to keep an eye on progress - especially when I got an email from…

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shokel1975
May 02, 2019 11:42 am
shokel1975

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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We are just about to start our 2nd build and are still referring back to this page, it's a goldmine! One little thing that is a big deal to me is the grout in the tiles.…

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jkelleher01
May 20, 2019 8:10 am
KatDS
KatDS
51 m

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Hi everyone, Sorry not sure if this should be the thread where I should post this. Apologies. Just wondering if anyone has undergone variation during construction stage…

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KatDS
May 20, 2019 2:43 pm

McDonald Jones NSW electrical costs

McDonald Jones NSW electrical costs
NSW

We just got the keys to our MJH just before Christmas here in the Hunter Valley.. Electrical was the one area we pulled back on, we found the…

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Gerro
May 20, 2019 1:32 pm

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 35, 36, 37

Hi debdeb, We are slightly ahead of you, and have tender appointment soon. We were lucky to be able to choose between the old Lux package or the new custom collections.…

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Miss intensity
May 20, 2019 1:06 pm

Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Fixing stage

Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Fixing stage
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Looking good. Are your overheads opened by a overhang or are they push-close mechanisms?

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TiredHalo
May 20, 2019 12:58 pm
TiredHalo

Got the keys today

Got the keys today
NSW

Fantastic photos mate. Great finished product! I would love a few more if you can oblige 😁

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Rhetti
May 20, 2019 12:24 pm
Rhetti

Custom Coral Homes Bronte..BBQ & alfresco shutters in

Custom Coral Homes Bronte..BBQ & alfresco shutters in
NSW
1 ... 187, 188, 189

Corey Fox Landscaping. I reckon I be of the best in Sydney from his portfolio. All word of mouth and is booked up into 2020!

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MrsJM
May 20, 2019 12:13 pm
MrsJM

Our McDonald Jones Bronte Build

Our McDonald Jones Bronte Build

Hi Guys , We are also considering working with MDJH for our build .We have had our concept drawings and have had our provisional tender drawn up. We were initially happy…

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Emeraldno1
May 20, 2019 11:00 am

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi Rhani, Yay! I remember a sense of finally moving forward when we got our start date...... although it seemed to forever for it to arrive once it was allocated. The…

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Brad_2477
May 20, 2019 10:34 am

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Yes myfirst, we have been very lucky with the weather. The last of the bricks are going up in the coming days, so the weather shouldn't be a factor anymore :-D

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shokel1975
May 20, 2019 9:50 am
shokel1975

Eden Brae’s Sandringham38

Eden Brae’s Sandringham38
NSW

Ask them if they are or have built any that you can inspect. We are waiting to do this on another one do their homes that’s also not a display home. Nice facade btw.…

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KamadoJusto
May 20, 2019 9:17 am

Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes

Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes
VIC

Looks good - not sure how you get exactly the same reading on every pile at 4.0m as there will always be a bit of variation - but on the face of it - it looks good.

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Engineer
May 20, 2019 8:58 am
Engineer

Building Washington 26 with Wisdom Homes

Building Washington 26 with Wisdom Homes

Hi! Just wondering if anyone has undergone variation during construction stage with Wisdom Homes.. We would like to have a portion of our facade to be rendered (2…

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KatDS
May 20, 2019 8:47 am

Handover fail - what can I do

Handover fail - what can I do

I am pretty keen to see some more info on this as well. We are about to start our 2nd build, 1st time around I just wanted those keys in my hand and still have things…

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jkelleher01
May 20, 2019 8:35 am

Newpark Estate, Marsden Park

Newpark Estate, Marsden Park
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi I'm from stage 1 and our house is getting wired. We saw that the wires are not covered in conduits. Is that normal for residential houses? The wires in our apartment…

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zhanglynewpark
May 20, 2019 7:58 am

We kept an old massive steel framed shed on the block when we demoed the original house. We decided to spend the weekend giving it a facelift to match the rest of the…

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Rhetti
May 20, 2019 6:54 am
Rhetti

KDR by Sienna Homes in sunny bayside Melbourne

KDR by Sienna Homes in sunny bayside Melbourne
VIC

Thank you for sharing this exciting journey in detail!!! We are also thinking to knock down and build with Sienna. Looking forwards to hear more updates from you.

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Chris77
May 19, 2019 11:36 pm
Mrs_W
Mrs_W
17 h

Parcel Mailbox options, what are you getting or have

Parcel Mailbox options, what are you getting or have
NSW

We’ve never had anything get wet. And apparently it will fit a case of beer. Have a look on their website - they have a video that shows all the features and pricing etc.

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Mrs_W
May 19, 2019 10:26 pm
GTR35
GTR35
17 h

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hello Folks, Glad to see a large family of DOULTON houses :) I am planing to build in the North, have been to SIGNATURE display house in Greenvale and Doulton display in…

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GTR35
May 19, 2019 10:18 pm

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 571, 572, 573

Thanks, Probably I will, still very nervous on all this process and steps. Never thought I would end up building. Hopefully all goes fine

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catchganu
May 19, 2019 9:34 pm

Building a modified Coral Noosa 279 - We're In

Building a modified Coral Noosa 279 - We're In
NSW
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Thanks, I am putting down a deposit this week. So hopefully things will flow as promised and build can finish before Christmas

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catchganu
May 19, 2019 7:25 pm
KingTaco
KingTaco
Yesterday

Custom build on acerage in Ipswich QLD

Custom build on acerage in Ipswich QLD
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

That's always the risk you run... if he didn't want to have neighbours close, he shouldn't have built close the boundary. What a fool. House is looking great though, and…

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KingTaco
May 19, 2019 3:27 pm
KingTaco
heatl0rd
heatl0rd
Yesterday

Looking for a Liberty in victoria

Looking for a Liberty in victoria
VIC

Hi Jon, We are just going through initial quotes for the liberty in south east Melb. Very hard to find any liberties here in Melb. Also frustrated yo hear VIC won't…

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heatl0rd
May 19, 2019 11:16 am
janneman
janneman
Yesterday

Timber frames exposed to the elements for over 2 months now

Timber frames exposed to the elements for over 2 months now

Hello I had a similar concern as you and pulled this out from a timber website: "T2 Blue is termite resistant and can resist the effects of weather for short…

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janneman
May 19, 2019 10:51 am
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jpmontoya
May 18, 2019 10:24 pm
jpmontoya
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J278
May 17, 2019 10:42 pm
J278
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
17 May

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - South Ripley

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - South Ripley
QLD
1, 2, 3

SS means Site Supervisor.

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MrsAJ
May 17, 2019 8:48 pm
thattime
thattime
17 May

Stellabella's second build - nearly enclosed!

Stellabella's second build - nearly enclosed!
QLD
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hi Stellabella. I'm just refreshing my old thread and noticed you were building again. We're getting ready for our 2nd build too. You're handling the builder situation…

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thattime
May 17, 2019 8:02 pm
thattime
casey6789
casey6789
17 May

LYNDARUM/AURORA/SUMMERHILL ESTATES: Epping, Victoria

LYNDARUM/AURORA/SUMMERHILL ESTATES: Epping, Victoria
VIC
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***Aurora estate wollert*** Can anyone shed some light regarding boundary fencing requirements at the rear of property for houses on a corner block? Does the boundary…

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casey6789
May 17, 2019 12:58 pm

Am I being too fussy??

Am I being too fussy??
SA

Thanks for your input and I’m glad to know it’s common so I think I’ll just leave it and keep a eye on it if they liquid nail and screw it in nice and tight I’ll…

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Tysonandkaylie
May 17, 2019 11:28 am
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andrew_bonn
May 17, 2019 11:26 am
darb74
darb74
17 May

Process of going to Fair Trading , and is it even worth it?

Process of going to Fair Trading , and is it even worth it?

My advice is if the defects are mostly cosmetic I would consider letting them go. But anything that will potentially impact the longer term structural integrity of the…

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darb74
May 17, 2019 10:43 am
darb74
casey6789
casey6789
17 May

The builder has made a variation to the plans and completed

The builder has made a variation to the plans and completed
VIC

Will the building inspector be able to look what has been modified from the plans and advise me any issues may arise from making the garage higher? or do I assume…

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casey6789
May 17, 2019 8:35 am

More updates :D Bricks will be finished next week, cabinets go in today and bench tops to follow! Paint and tiles start next week it’s all happening !

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Tysonandkaylie
May 17, 2019 8:27 am
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MrsAJ
May 17, 2019 8:25 am
saeen
saeen
17 May

Fixed Site Cost - Melbourne West

Fixed Site Cost - Melbourne West
NSW

hi guys got a fixed site cost from a builder – is this…

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saeen
May 17, 2019 8:21 am
Kery_deep
Kery_deep
16 May

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread
NSW
1 ... 718, 719, 720

Hi All, Just a request to those who all have built with McDonald Jones. For the kitchen, those who have not opted for a pot drawer, can you please add pictures of the…

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Kery_deep
May 16, 2019 11:40 pm
Aga
Aga
16 May

HIA Contract without Updated Plans

HIA Contract without Updated Plans

Hi, My builder has sent us the HIA build contract for us to sign but the construction plan included was only standard. They just included the separated upgraded plans…

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Aga
May 16, 2019 11:24 pm
alt
alt
16 May

Our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura) in South West WA

Our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura) in South West WA
WA
1, 2, 3

It would be handy if they could do it that way for sure

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alt
May 16, 2019 10:18 pm
alt
Jrose
Jrose
16 May

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.
VIC
1, 2, 3

Billy, I suggest posting on their social media pages, we are in the same situation, 12months in. It seems to work & call them every single day. Arrange onsite meetings…

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Jrose
May 16, 2019 7:27 pm
catchganu
catchganu
16 May

Soil test H2 type - Coralhomes

Soil test H2 type - Coralhomes
QLD

Hello, Coral costed 11000$ for soil type H1, but soil type came as H2. Will that mean huge site cost ? Any experience? Hall mark is quoting only 9000$ all together for…

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catchganu
May 16, 2019 5:34 pm

Curtains or Roller Blinds for the house ?

Curtains or Roller Blinds for the house ?
WA
1, 2

I think that both – curtains and roller blinds are trendy. It depends on your needs and home interior. I can't see photos of your house, so it's hard to suggest any…

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Morningstarz11
May 16, 2019 4:02 pm
Morningstarz11

Shower Bases Screeded, Bricking Started & Water Damage We've had a few different trades onsite this past week, including our SS & plasterer to…

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darb74
May 16, 2019 1:45 pm
darb74
Norfolk
Norfolk
16 May

Building Contract VIC - (HIA + Special Conditions)

Building Contract VIC - (HIA + Special Conditions)
NSW

Be aware of your own costs of any delays abd compare these to the the liquidated damages per working day in the building contract. If you ask the builder to correct…

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Norfolk
May 16, 2019 8:20 am

Coral Homes / Milan 24 / South Brisbane - First build

Coral Homes / Milan 24 / South Brisbane - First build
QLD
1, 2

House is locked. We are up to internal fit offs. Not long to go but our kitchen cabinets are all wrong and we are waiting for the correct one to be sent from melbourne.

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katsudon98
May 15, 2019 9:47 pm
Jitender
Jitender
15 May

difference inclusions for same package for two clients for a

difference inclusions for same package for two clients for a

Hi all. Yesterday, I signed up with a builder in Adelaide to construct my single storey house. I have upgraded by taking up the diamond package offered by…

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Jitender
May 15, 2019 9:45 pm
debdeb
debdeb
15 May

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 (Modified) in Baulkham Hills NSW

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 (Modified) in Baulkham Hills NSW
NSW
1, 2

Hi Jimb00, I’ve just read all your updates and they are most useful ! I am surprised how long it’s taken though since you started the admin April last year. We are…

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debdeb
May 15, 2019 9:28 pm
r_13
r_13
15 May

KDR Vantage Mode facade modified

KDR Vantage Mode facade modified
VIC
1, 2

It's all happening now! Congratulations!

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r_13
May 15, 2019 7:42 pm
r_13

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