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Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover
1, 2

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
1 ... 51, 52, 53

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 Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
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Agree with you. Did you ask your SS when handover would be? Ie try to push them to get an answer? When did you demolish the house?

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k3nnis
Jun 24, 2018 7:20 pm
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Stimpson
Jun 24, 2018 6:47 pm
Drew01
Drew01
45 m

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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I've got a mate who's a carpet layer who says about a year as well... Something to do with letting the carpets wear in - didn't make much sense when he was telling me about it

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Drew01
Jun 24, 2018 6:38 pm
Drew01

Hi Guys, I am building a Eden Brae Bristol 31 (Double Storey) in Schofields, NSW. The lot is 12.5 x 34 deep. The house width is 10.7m I have a question on House…

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Niel07
Jun 24, 2018 6:35 pm

Internal wall thickness

Internal wall thickness

Structural strength does not matter for internal walls as long as they are non-load-bearing. It is up to you to decide how thick you want to go, but 70 and 90 mm are…

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alexp79
Jun 24, 2018 5:50 pm

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
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I thought the same thinking pelmet. But I was advised that it wasn’t needed and I wouldn’t regret it. I’m so glad I did it because it definitely gives of the…

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stoff17
Jun 24, 2018 5:45 pm

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
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They wont let the surveyor on the lot before registration I tried before my lot registered

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Tolgz
Jun 24, 2018 5:30 pm

site cleaning charge before build commence

site cleaning charge before build commence

Site scrape should be part of your normal sites costs so I wouldnt expect an extra charge for them to do that.

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blackcat20
Jun 24, 2018 5:10 pm
blackcat20

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
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Best to check out with electrician. If it is still working should be fine but check it regularly. Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
Jun 24, 2018 5:05 pm
TCJ
TCJ
3 h

Bahama 33

Bahama 33

Can anyone tell me how long between your home being painted and when you had PCI with Coral?

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TCJ
Jun 24, 2018 4:50 pm
Tamm
Tamm
3 h

Building Eden Brae Bristol 31??

Building Eden Brae Bristol 31??
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi guys, For anyone building the Bristol can you please tell me if you were able to add extra depth to the garage? We’ve widened the garage by 1 metre but are concerned…

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Tamm
Jun 24, 2018 4:38 pm

Metricon Winchester 28- Framing

Metricon Winchester 28- Framing
VIC
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Thanks! It was right at the front of the store and exactly what we wanted for that back room.

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blackcat20
Jun 24, 2018 4:37 pm
blackcat20

Metronest builder review

Metronest builder review
VIC

I think she work for Metronest homes... I guess...

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patel1783
Jun 24, 2018 4:09 pm
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ozmonkeyoy
Jun 24, 2018 3:57 pm
ozmonkeyoy

GJ Gardner Bundanoon 282 - WE HAVE KEYS

GJ Gardner Bundanoon 282 - WE HAVE KEYS
NSW

We have thanks Marz, loving the House and space! Congrats on the start of your build, look forward to following along.

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dillongl
Jun 24, 2018 3:48 pm
dillongl

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 561, 562, 563

I wanted to paint one wall with different color in home theatre as feature, I was advised it would be $600 for this. Building Ambassador 41 Wisdom Homes Slab done …

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becks81
Jun 24, 2018 3:31 pm

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
1, 2, 3

Our Invoice finally got paid. Now for the frame invoice they need a driveway quote since originally we had put it in n then took it out. So they based the loan on the…

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excited_builders
Jun 24, 2018 3:25 pm

What's involved in cancelling a building contract?

What's involved in cancelling a building contract?

Hi , Would you let me know what have you done ? . I am in a similar situation. My loan hasn't been approved yet and my contract has a subject to funance clause. Please advise

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akashjohn2006
Jun 24, 2018 3:11 pm

Finally have some news we got our commencement letter on the 12th June while we were away on holidays. So it was great to see when we got home yesterday that our…

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marz1983
Jun 24, 2018 2:59 pm

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Wow you build seems to coming along very nicely, everything looks great. We are having the highland blackheath bricks too.

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marz1983
Jun 24, 2018 2:49 pm

Home automation

Home automation
NSW

Cool. Yeah you should have plenty :) My dining pendant has 20 globes lol.

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k3nnis
Jun 24, 2018 2:30 pm

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Thanks kjane! I followed your advise and left a message for Kerry and he called me back and I'm heading there on Tuesday to have a look so that will help us decide if we…

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Jacks
Jun 24, 2018 2:03 pm
CC7
CC7
6 h

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1 ... 19, 20, 21

haha, hopefully they aren't too nosy when you move in though

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CC7
Jun 24, 2018 1:44 pm
CC7

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2
NSW
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Ohhh no! Just as well your drive way slope to the street. If that’s happen to me all concrete will be in the garage.

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shazaw
Jun 24, 2018 11:48 am

Shale Grey or Windspray roof?

Shale Grey or Windspray roof?
NSW

Shale grey looks almost white once up in the roof. I think it’s the light that reflects onto it that lightens the colour.

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mj-mac4
Jun 24, 2018 11:41 am
mj-mac4

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
1 ... 85, 86, 87

Hi guys, I went to see our site yesterday. The ground floor frame is done. Hopefully they will finish the 1st floor and roof next week. Our SS confirmed that. All looks…

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nada17
Jun 24, 2018 11:13 am

Balcony sizes badia new breeze

Balcony sizes badia new breeze

Assuming you have planning approvals? Then It depends on Type of Balcony, Location, Materials , Engineering->Spans, Cost,etc Large Balconies are best Designed & Built…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 24, 2018 8:47 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Boston 38 | Coral Homes

Boston 38 | Coral Homes
QLD

Thanks CC. Hoping now that in drafting the recessed tracks aren't denied, as our consultant seemed confident about that, and seeing as they had a price in the system for it.

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TiredHalo
Jun 24, 2018 6:45 am
TiredHalo

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 18: Flooring, Carpet....)

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 18: Flooring, Carpet....)
QLD
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Looks great! So happy for you ❤️ - B A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=87210

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Bridgetwitch
Jun 23, 2018 10:07 pm
Bridgetwitch
SW2772
SW2772
21 h

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Wow... i have really enjoyed looking at yr updates aphsta... Thanks for the heads up on some of the upgrade costs. we have been investigating building the Avalon Altona…

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SW2772
Jun 23, 2018 9:53 pm

quick update the build is slowly progressing well. we've just finished the garage roof, framing is well underway with 90% of the wall frames done, will move onto the roof…

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frankily
Jun 23, 2018 8:28 pm

Plan sitting on our block which finally goes to settlement this Friday after a year of waiting!!! Front elevation showing facade. Floor plan :)

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sarahmarie
Jun 23, 2018 8:22 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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Getting rather excited now. 5 months in and I feel we are so close to finish (but so far!) We are in the final stage. Painting has been done, electrical fitout, render.…

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Laura Ireland
Jun 23, 2018 8:01 pm
sanny
sanny
24 h

Village Square Edmondson Park Stage 16

Village Square Edmondson Park Stage 16
NSW
1 ... 44, 45, 46

Hi All, This forum has been not been active for a while. Hope everyone is having their house built moved in. I thought I will say hello to all and if you could share their…

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sanny
Jun 23, 2018 7:32 pm
Binderella
Binderella
Yesterday

Building the Zanzibar 45 with Metricon

Building the Zanzibar 45 with Metricon

Hi there! Joining in to follow along. We're using the Bloom Blend tile in our ensuite as a feature wall, so am keen to see photos of how yours is looking. Am also now…

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Binderella
Jun 23, 2018 5:37 pm
Variegated
Variegated
Yesterday

Take Two

Take Two
ACT
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Visited yesterday at lunchtime to find Joel and Rhys on site doing the final bits and pieces in the kitchen and laundry including the cleanup. Laundry bench has been…

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Variegated
Jun 23, 2018 3:24 pm
Variegated

Our final site plan. Earthwork has started on 18 Jun and pouring of slab has been scheduled on 28 June. Hope there won't be any delay.

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Kimmykim
Jun 23, 2018 2:52 pm

Bricklayer has finished, very happy with our bricks 👍😀😀 Front wall will be rendered.

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Code128
Jun 23, 2018 2:49 pm
Code128
ehhc
ehhc
Yesterday

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
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Plumber came back and fixed the hws relief value! But the sensor part wasn’t done and I wasn’t contacted like he said he would do when they get onsite. I actually have…

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ehhc
Jun 23, 2018 12:30 pm
ehhc
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mj-mac4
Jun 23, 2018 12:24 pm
mj-mac4

Bit of progress since our meeting. The mounting boxes have been removed from the garage GPOs and light switches and replaced with clipsal iconic and the fuse box has been…

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Choosy
Jun 23, 2018 10:26 am
Choosy
kirashogun
kirashogun
Yesterday

My build in Bloomdale- Handover not accepted ☹️

My build in Bloomdale- Handover not accepted ☹️
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

I don’t want to excuse the poor job your building is doing and you should chase this to the bitter end. But just to answer your question regarding house quality. 1.…

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kirashogun
Jun 23, 2018 9:28 am
Newy-Jan
Newy-Jan
Yesterday

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hi CW, I've been following this thread for a while (lurking!) - we are building the Havana 35 as a KDRB in Newcastle. At least we will be if we ever get it through…

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Newy-Jan
Jun 23, 2018 8:32 am
AlCaLuJo
AlCaLuJo
Yesterday

Anyone building in Bridgeman Downs with AusBuild

Anyone building in Bridgeman Downs with AusBuild
QLD

The fencing isn't complete just yet but the whole lot will be enclosed just for us yes :) The trees on the lot are marked under a Significant tree overlay through council…

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AlCaLuJo
Jun 23, 2018 7:51 am
Gordo69
Gordo69
23 June

Stylemaster Homes: Baybreeze 22 Primo

Stylemaster Homes: Baybreeze 22 Primo
QLD

Building with Stylemaster, Why not go to the bank, pick up $400000 and set fire to it.... That would be far less crazy than actually building with them. These guys should…

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Gordo69
Jun 23, 2018 12:32 am

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Sutto79
Jun 23, 2018 12:06 am

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT
WA
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It’s looking amazing! Love your tiles and the freestanding Bath, not too much longer to go now!

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vanessah2015
Jun 22, 2018 11:36 pm
vanessah2015

Had a couple of days visiting site, to mark where we want our noggins to be placed in the bathrooms - what a nightmare, having to envisage how a wall's going to look over…

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Drew01
Jun 22, 2018 10:48 pm
Drew01

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