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Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover
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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

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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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

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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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

KDR Henley Reserve (MainVue)- Aegean 38. Gas meter, driveway

KDR Henley Reserve (MainVue)- Aegean 38. Gas meter, driveway
VIC
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Ohhhhhhh I’m so happy for you. This is great news. Very happy you don’t have to go with plan b. 😃😃😃😃😃 The house looks fantastic. Yayyyyy

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Bri1234
Jun 22, 2018 7:32 am
Bri1234
CC7
CC7
25 m

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / June 20 - Tiling to start

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / June 20 - Tiling to start
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Went out last night, no photos as it was dark. We are locked out :( but our stone is in, our wet area floors and walls are done and ready to be grouted. Heading out Monday…

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CC7
Jun 22, 2018 7:25 am
CC7

Bricking has commenced. Hopefully plaster board will be installed next week so the interior fit out can get going.

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pbwhi0
Jun 22, 2018 6:31 am
pbwhi0

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
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Best of luck today with handover Trimum! You will find you quickly forget a lot of the drama once you are in. It’s just like having a baby Enjoy…

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Fee121
Jun 22, 2018 6:04 am

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
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cat_dunc please note we appreciated your support through out our build. Thank you for cheering for us. Pic? the truth I was too busy unpacking kitchen stuff like coffee…

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shazaw
Jun 22, 2018 1:03 am
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Choosy
Jun 22, 2018 12:40 am
Choosy

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2
NSW
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They better not pour concrete on a raining day. We had too much rain lately. Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
Jun 22, 2018 12:40 am

My floors are in! We had PCI today and I love love love the house. Still a bit to do to finish off but handover tentatively booked for 6/7. So glad that…

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sparrowsnest
Jun 21, 2018 11:55 pm

KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370
VIC
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Sooo close to being ready. Looks great. I found it really hard seeing your house looking finished when it’s still a month away. I noticed they’ve installed your range…

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Mrs_W
Jun 21, 2018 11:22 pm

Our Home Journey with BetterBuilt Homes

Our Home Journey with BetterBuilt Homes
NSW

Hi indu, how's the progress of your build? We've just signed with BBH, still in early stages but very excited to finally have selected our builder!

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mjforeverhome
Jun 21, 2018 10:33 pm

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
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I hope you get some resolution on your outstanding issues soon, particularly the HWS relief valve. Isn't that a safety issue? Also, we thought there might have been an…

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The_Joneses
Jun 21, 2018 9:56 pm

Stellabella's second build...Final floor plan, contract!

Stellabella's second build...Final floor plan, contract!
QLD
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We just REALLY wanted the Linea cladding, we upgraded to it specifically from Newport because that's the look we're after. As it turns out, we need R2.0 to all external…

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stellabella
Jun 21, 2018 9:54 pm
stellabella
gogo65
gogo65
10 h

Dream home build in the Southern Highlands

Dream home build in the Southern Highlands
NSW

Well I’ll follow along.... We have just bought 1.5 acres in northwest Sydney. Looking at building with a small custom builder, meeting with an architect next week, to…

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gogo65
Jun 21, 2018 9:48 pm
gogo65

that is a standard slab upgraded to 32 Mpa to stop cracking. It's been done by concretefx. It's a grind ants seal. Our house which is mechanically polished looks even better

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brucefil2011
Jun 21, 2018 9:47 pm

Building again, Ben Trager homes WA

Building again, Ben Trager homes WA
WA
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Thanks evi, I’ll go back tomorrow and get some more pics

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tinkster
Jun 21, 2018 9:43 pm
tinkster

Hydronic slab for heating AND cooling?

Hydronic slab for heating AND cooling?
NSW

We have gone with hydronic heating only in the Monaro. Having some teething problems at the moment that we hope to get sorted soon. We are working off heat pumps, as we…

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arcadelt
Jun 21, 2018 9:29 pm

Extremely poor brickwork or expected too much?

Extremely poor brickwork or expected too much?

The look is odd and can can tell it from far away... Will have to make a case with site manager. good to know its not just us being unrealistic

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Mt.view
Jun 21, 2018 9:26 pm
Mt.view
JRP
JRP
11 h

Building in Hillcroft - Claymore

Building in Hillcroft - Claymore
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi All, We are considering building a home at Hillcroft. Appreciate if you could please share some insights on the neighbourhood.

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JRP
Jun 21, 2018 9:00 pm

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville
NSW
1, 2, 3

My concern is that on original contours which I know weren't final when agent sold block to us, had a 5% fall - according to council they are now between 13-18%. We cannot…

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Stimpson
Jun 21, 2018 8:52 pm
Kazi
Kazi
11 h

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Hi Doosra, Wisdom sales representative mentioned it but we thought at time that we would not need it. :|

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Kazi
Jun 21, 2018 8:44 pm

Welcome to the club! Our build as at yesterday.

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fademan
Jun 21, 2018 8:21 pm
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Monkey55
Jun 21, 2018 8:13 pm
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mj-mac4
Jun 21, 2018 8:01 pm
mj-mac4

Valeco first time build North Brisbane

Valeco first time build North Brisbane
QLD
1, 2

Love your selections! I wonder why they are a little similar. We chickened out too, don’t worry there’s always the next build 🤪lol

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breebarter
Jun 21, 2018 7:55 pm
breebarter

Hi SBG14 - how exciting! What facade are you doing? We will be going for the manor facade, probably in a dark grey and broken up with timber and stone - sort of like the…

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seechange
Jun 21, 2018 7:11 pm
SBG14
SBG14
13 h

GJ Gardner Montville- First home build- QLD

GJ Gardner Montville- First home build- QLD
1, 2

we are about to sign building the montville 462 in Victoria, but have changed the floor plan a fair bit, so hopefully it all works out

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SBG14
Jun 21, 2018 6:48 pm

Anybody with experience or knowledge of Mega Homes?

Anybody with experience or knowledge of Mega Homes?
VIC

Oof, that's a pretty damning review. Unfortunately, for them, this is the pattern we've seen with any reports. They've countered that their buy-out has fixed their…

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Eric_Melb
Jun 21, 2018 6:38 pm

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Thanks Rachael, Our SS still won’t give us a date but we aren’t in a hurry. Admin stated NHP is not scheduled until end of August but we’ll see.

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firsttime_homies1401
Jun 21, 2018 6:24 pm
firsttime_homies1401

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
Drew01
Drew01
14 h

Metricon Winchester 28- Framing

Metricon Winchester 28- Framing
VIC
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based on our build so far, and how good our site manager and Group 4 reports have been, I wouldn't bother with an independent inspection for our build. My builder mate…

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Drew01
Jun 21, 2018 6:05 pm
Drew01

Not a decent pic but sample with the red dot is charcoal and next to it black japan

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Emmz70
Jun 21, 2018 5:30 pm

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
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Mate , they will slap you another $1000 to do that , doubt you will be looking at your box once the house is built so don’t worry about it I say

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Mojitostan
Jun 21, 2018 5:28 pm

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.
NSW
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We definitely have a floor waste in the laundry and we didn't ask about it. It's standard with Rawson

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CG Scardycat
Jun 21, 2018 4:16 pm

HGWA Baldivis

HGWA Baldivis
WA
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Thank you so excited 😁! I know so impressed with how quick it’s gone up for the both of us! I really can’t wait to get inside and use that kitchen and finally…

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vanessah2015
Jun 21, 2018 3:19 pm
vanessah2015

A lot has been done since last updated and now we are in week 12. Bricks, cladding, plaster, doors, waterproofing, architraves etc etc.... ......but I'm annoyed. Down…

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SKND10
Jun 21, 2018 3:14 pm

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
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Iconic series for the switches and power points only.

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InvincibleInDN
Jun 21, 2018 2:38 pm
InvincibleInDN
aphsta
aphsta
18 h

Plumbing missed after slab

Plumbing missed after slab

After doing this post we also realised they missed the drainage from the butler's pantry too. To fix the one in the alfresco they had to bring a pipe up next to the…

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aphsta
Jun 21, 2018 1:27 pm

Modified Coral Marcoola 32 SEQ

Modified Coral Marcoola 32 SEQ
NSW
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Wow I love the bold colours! Gorgeous 😍

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mj-mac4
Jun 21, 2018 1:11 pm
mj-mac4
Cooky
Cooky
20 h

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
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My architect didn't speak of any such restriction. Im not having a balcony on the side, just a long one on the front which stretches 10m along the front of the house.…

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Cooky
Jun 21, 2018 12:07 pm
Cooky
CW_L
CW_L
20 h

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
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Got a call from our site supervisor. Piering to start next week, and slab to go in the week after. Yay! The ball has started rolling.. Lets hope the rain holds out for a…

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CW_L
Jun 21, 2018 12:02 pm
CW_L
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41202
20 h

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.
VIC
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more than two times for building time than the other builder's

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41202
Jun 21, 2018 11:42 am
41202
bini
bini
20 h

Building Simonds Prague with Modifications

Building Simonds Prague with Modifications
VIC
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HI Tracey, Thank you for your quick response. Were there any contact details given to you for this company on Handover?? This maintainanence supervisor is claiming they…

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bini
Jun 21, 2018 11:29 am

Thanks J278, i won't say that it was a stress free event but it's done now. All that is left is front landscaping, back landscaping & i've decided i would like my front…

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Summitlovin
Jun 21, 2018 11:12 am

Left over bricks

Left over bricks
VIC

Keep them if possible IMO, you could build some gardens with them a letterbox or sell easily on gumtree to someone looking to build the aforementioned items!

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DR-JEKL
Jun 21, 2018 10:17 am

Custom build with Orion homes on Harpley Estate VIC

Custom build with Orion homes on Harpley Estate VIC
VIC
1, 2

I totally agree. They are so bad. Our build took 12 months and 2 weeks. if we didn't have our independent inspector the house would be falling down.They used the wrong…

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lolly72
Jun 21, 2018 9:54 am
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Doulton777
Jun 21, 2018 9:27 am
Doulton777

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)
QLD
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Thanks. Yours will look just as good once it's done. Pretty sure yours is about the same size.

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bestspecials
Jun 21, 2018 9:10 am
bestspecials

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