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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

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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Everyday, it is on my way to do my daily activities!

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Galinda Ruggedo
Aug 28, 2018 10:43 am
Galinda Ruggedo

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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hi everyone, we are looking at starting to build over the next few months, we were abit overwhelmed by the whole idea. A friend of mine suggested this book "building your…

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michaelyoni64
Jul 04, 2018 9:04 pm

Protecting your Slab

Protecting your Slab
VIC
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Yes as long as it is done properly and slopes away from the building.You could slope the plastic into an agi drain away from the the perimeter.

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insider
Sep 23, 2018 9:05 am
insider

Ausbuild Finlay 36 - Painting commenced, driveway installed!

Ausbuild Finlay 36 - Painting commenced, driveway installed!
QLD
1, 2, 3

Hi, Sandrascma's other half here, by all means take a wonder around, your place is looking so close to done, gives us a sneak peak what to expect. We have a bit of bricks…

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GrantFC
Sep 23, 2018 8:49 am

I'm back from holidays, and I have a build update! Yay~ much progress has been made~ Doors are on, waterproofing complete, kitchen cabinetry in, rendering on outside…

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CW_L
Sep 23, 2018 8:45 am
CW_L

Coral Homes – Lisbon 25, Hervey Bay / QLD

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

Yeah i was going for very neutral colors to hopefully last a long time, haha wasn't actually me at the appointment it was my folks, i am stuck at work in the middle of…

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GarethB
Sep 23, 2018 7:34 am
GarethB

Builder quotes 15 months from slab date

Builder quotes 15 months from slab date
VIC

May I ask what stage does the 12 months start ticking from? Ours is from Slab. Where are you building?

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kayotic
Sep 23, 2018 5:48 am

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
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thank you, I am in NSW, we have Fair Trading NSW and I am going to contact them for sure. I just cannot believe that they are so disrespectful. we were trying to be nice…

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kathysangel
Sep 23, 2018 4:32 am

Looking so good Bronte19. Seems like it is coming together quickly now. My roof has been installed, house has been wrapped and bricks have been delivered.

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CalicoCat
Sep 22, 2018 11:46 pm

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
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Hi all, we finally got our IOC on Friday so moving in over this weekend Dulie, we’re getting the Reo and some Seymours for the family room and the Boulevard…

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Quirmeball1280
Sep 22, 2018 11:43 pm
Quirmeball1280

22 September 2018 - Day 96 (Week 14) Seems like there are still quite a bit to be done before the Home Presentation. We are still negotiating with our SM to have the…

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Kimmykim
Sep 22, 2018 11:33 pm

Decided to go not do stones- decided i didnt like the glare so went with forever brown mulch (was on special so cheaper than the 10mm bark i was considering) While working…

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Entilzha
Sep 22, 2018 9:25 pm

Cornerstone estate Werribee

Cornerstone estate Werribee

Hello everyone, I'm in the process of selecting a builder and am wondering if anyone is building in or near Cornerstone estate in Werribee. My biggest question of all is…

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Brian22
Sep 22, 2018 9:24 pm

Thought i better update with a finished roof pic. We were originally told gyprock last week but that changed haha now its insulation weds (26/9) and by-rock strats maybe…

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marz1983
Sep 22, 2018 9:06 pm
Tashmc
Tashmc
12 h

Take Two

Take Two
ACT
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Hi Variegated, Just stumbled across your thread, was so interesting to read had to go back to the start and read it all, amazing build and a very long journey you have…

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Tashmc
Sep 22, 2018 8:48 pm
Tashmc
doosra
doosra
12 h

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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1) my fridge sticks out 8cm so not too bad, it's 65cm deep 2) the power point should be in the cabinet so you could just drill a hole between the barrier 3) I've got…

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doosra
Sep 22, 2018 8:48 pm
Duffy
Duffy
13 h

Clarendon Boston 36 Central Coast

Clarendon Boston 36 Central Coast
NSW

No worries! yeah i was a bit disappointed as well. I asked the assistance this morning, he said they could supply material and we can get our own tradies to lay the…

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Duffy
Sep 22, 2018 8:31 pm
Noavzo
Noavzo
13 h

Trades Recommendation - Adelaide

Trades Recommendation - Adelaide

Hi all, I'm looking soon to build with Metricon in Adelaide, but I am after some customer recommendations on a few trades rather than go through hi pages etc I'm looking…

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Noavzo
Sep 22, 2018 8:25 pm
cory
cory
14 h

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast
QLD
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We are looking at the Oasis 34 which actually look similar to what you have (they no longer have the Miami in their home design catalogue). Will you mind sharing the…

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cory
Sep 22, 2018 7:13 pm

Coral Homes - Marcoola 32 modified

Coral Homes - Marcoola 32 modified
QLD

Yes my wife realized we had seen you at the Coral colour selections showroom on Thursday! She scours these forums for Coral builds and had already seen your posts. All…

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Santo65
Sep 22, 2018 7:05 pm
Santo65
Tajana
Tajana
17 h

Update

Update

Thank you so much. Much appreciated . I have to go and meet the painter on Monday for the front door and the alfresco door so will check the measurements from front door…

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Tajana
Sep 22, 2018 4:22 pm
Tajana

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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Who did you use blackcat ?Love light through M. Love Light quoted us almost double from another quote we are getting unfortunately.Lovelight…

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excited_builders
Sep 22, 2018 3:39 pm

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
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We'd love our blog included in the front posting! Rawson Homes - Kingston 33 Knockdown Rebuild - Western Sydney https://rawsonnightmare.blogspot.com/

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JZ Build
Sep 22, 2018 3:15 pm

Bought a mailbox. Think it will be my last purchase delivered to our rental!

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Nawsome
Sep 22, 2018 2:22 pm
Nawsome

8Homes vs Burbank?

8Homes vs Burbank?
VIC

Design your own home and build it with a custom builder. All project builders suck more or less when it gets to quality and customisations and in the end, you will pay…

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alexp79
Sep 22, 2018 2:20 pm

Our First Home - New Build SA

Our First Home - New Build SA
SA
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I finding this stage so exciting and frustrating - so close, but so far! Your house is looking great

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Nawsome
Sep 22, 2018 2:19 pm
Nawsome

Thank you 😊 It was covered with shrub when we brought it, had been on the market for over a year. Got it at such a good price because people saw the shub as too…

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cass_rox
Sep 22, 2018 2:10 pm

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique
1, 2

I have to make complaint to the sale manager to get the site started otherwise will be weeks. We only signed a lease agreement for 12m and we r on the third months already…

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Charlotte.h
Sep 22, 2018 1:30 pm
Charlotte.h
Kat86
Kat86
20 h

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes
NSW
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Hi there I came across your post and saw that you built with allworth. Your house and pool setup looks amazing well done !!! I have a query we're you charged any…

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Kat86
Sep 22, 2018 12:56 pm
Wild
Wild
22 h

Metricon Winchester 28- PCI done!

Metricon Winchester 28- PCI done!
VIC
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Hi Guys, Do you mind me asking key elements to consider which should be included in the contract prior to signing?

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Wild
Sep 22, 2018 11:33 am

Week 9 Frames started this week and are due to be finished early next week. We went past today and had a wander around. It was so exciting to walk through and imagine the…

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Clareymoo
Sep 22, 2018 11:21 am
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Ranjan
Sep 22, 2018 10:03 am

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
VIC
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Check out some of the pictures of the tiling in post 58. They essentially stuffed up the tiling for the shower by first installing the door frames in the shower, and…

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Kollosche
Sep 22, 2018 9:06 am
Ezza78
Ezza78
Yesterday

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43
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Yep it’s stressful!

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Ezza78
Sep 22, 2018 8:21 am

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
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An update from us....our customer presentation has been delayed to the 1st Friday of October. They have started working on the Balustrade and fixed the front door lock,…

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excited_builders
Sep 22, 2018 7:57 am
sandracma
sandracma
Yesterday

New Build - Ausbuild Altitude Estate - Finlay 36

New Build - Ausbuild Altitude Estate - Finlay 36

It's a stressful but exciting experience! I would say we at about half way through and it's amazing to see it come together!

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sandracma
Sep 21, 2018 9:40 pm
sandracma
sandracma
Yesterday

Ausbuild - Newbury 39 - Altitude Thornlands

Ausbuild - Newbury 39 - Altitude Thornlands
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Drive past your place today is looking awesome! You must be so close now? We had Denise and she was brilliant! Emma was also amazing! Our biggest issue was electrical…

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sandracma
Sep 21, 2018 9:38 pm
Jacks
Jacks
Yesterday

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
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Bit of a request for anyone who has finished their build - can I please ask if you wouldn’t mind taking a photo of the alfresco roof as we’re trying to understand what…

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Jacks
Sep 21, 2018 9:26 pm

I know it’s all the pics I have atm but with only a bit of paint to go and lighting our facade is nearly done Electrical and security all done now, only air con and…

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stoff17
Sep 21, 2018 9:06 pm
Sloppy
Sloppy
21 September

BAL12.5 cost

BAL12.5 cost

It really just depends on what what needs to be upgraded. Some builders may use windows that don’t need to be upgraded ect ect. The only thing on that list that seems…

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Sloppy
Sep 21, 2018 8:44 pm
Klare
Klare
21 September

First Home - Fairhaven Homes - Frame

First Home - Fairhaven Homes - Frame
VIC
1, 2, 3

In my case, in the case of a house with land, it is best to conduct soundproofing around the perimeter of my yard. I'm thinking about putting…

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Klare
Sep 21, 2018 6:42 pm
Anastasya
Anastasya
21 September

The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread
VIC
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I do not know how much foam can be good for its acoustic properties. If your goal is soundproofing, then it's probably best to use acoustic panels or acoustic . The first…

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Anastasya
Sep 21, 2018 6:22 pm
rajan674
rajan674
21 September

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
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Hi Guys, How you going? Last week we had interview with Pickard and tomorrow we have interview with Supreme. Any suggestion before head to Supreme? Tina: Where you guys…

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rajan674
Sep 21, 2018 5:19 pm

Windows and front door installed today. All plumbing, electrical and data rough ins complete. Only added 2 PowerPoints directly with the sparky. Prices were exactly the…

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Dan brissy
Sep 21, 2018 4:35 pm

hi all long time between posts. been waiting for the scaffolds to come down, which happened today to share our exterior. brickworks all done, concrete floor has been…

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frankily
Sep 21, 2018 3:01 pm
Monkey55
Monkey55
21 September

Custom build Format Homes SA

Custom build Format Homes SA
SA

Oh wow! Our soil is H1-D, and I think we have 200mm footings - though the whole soil report went way over my head! Our original estimate was 25k

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Monkey55
Sep 21, 2018 12:28 pm

The frame is up! Now have some idea how big/small each room and area is...

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Irish16
Sep 21, 2018 11:03 am

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