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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

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
1 ... 75, 76, 77

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

Our First Home - New Build SA

Our First Home - New Build SA
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

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

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
rajan674
rajan674
21 September

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

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
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
Guy T
Guy T
19 September

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

We had about 500 bricks leftover and i ended up selling them for $250. Was a lot of interest in them lol

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Guy T
Sep 19, 2018 6:37 pm
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
phantom18
phantom18
17 September

New Home Questions

New Home Questions
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Has anyone brought blinds from Blinds Online? Were they any good?

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phantom18
Sep 17, 2018 3:12 pm

It's been a quiet week for us with the house plans so I thought I'd share another post. We have enjoyed the flexibility of the Simonds Fusion process as it allowed us to…

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kaykens
Sep 09, 2018 1:44 pm
kaykens
Santo65
Santo65
8 September

Adelaide Marcoola 32

Adelaide Marcoola 32
SA

I noticed you're watching our blog Adelaide. Thanks and apologies that it has been stagnant for a while. It's pretty hectic working and having to make time to get all the…

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Santo65
Sep 08, 2018 2:33 pm
Santo65

Hi guys, just an update - house is coming along great, very fast, I reckon in a month or two we'll be done. We wound up signing the variation form for the generator hire :(

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catlover79
Sep 05, 2018 1:02 am
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
3 September

Plumbing - How to use rainwater

Plumbing - How to use rainwater
SA

We're building a new home (trenches digging as we speak) and are required to have a rainwater tank. I need to talk to…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Sep 03, 2018 11:48 pm
Pepsi_Drinker

Demo time. Fence up a week early and then day 1 completed today.

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craigo
Aug 31, 2018 3:35 pm
craigo

How often do you visit your site?

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

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
Jolly
Jolly
24 August

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
1, 2

Oh that is a great turn around 😁 I hope we have the same Can’t wait for your build to start, good luck and keep us updated

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Jolly
Aug 24, 2018 9:17 am
Jolly
Rajvin
Rajvin
22 August

Building with sterling homes adelaide

Building with sterling homes adelaide
SA

Hi MrsDi, I did not end up signing the contract with Sterling, they were unable to clarify a fixed price contract before signing the contract. I have signed a contract…

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Rajvin
Aug 22, 2018 11:32 am
phantom18
phantom18
14 August

Mount Barker Thread

Mount Barker Thread
SA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

I am building in Bluestone, They have mains gas, just wondering do I have to sign up to a provider?

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phantom18
Aug 14, 2018 1:41 pm
stoff17
stoff17
12 August

Metricon Franklin - SA (Moved)

Metricon Franklin - SA (Moved)
SA

Yeah playing the waiting game with curing is so annoying but the right thing to do. Driving past every day and as much as the slab makes you happy, hunting for the next…

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stoff17
Aug 12, 2018 8:46 pm
Monkey55
Monkey55
6 August

Eden Estate Two Wells SA

Eden Estate Two Wells SA
SA
1, 2

Thats what I thought too. The stage two civil works are all done, so not sure why its still blocked off. Maybe its easier then blocking off the two roads that branch…

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Monkey55
Aug 06, 2018 2:04 pm
Tidus0
Tidus0
31 July

SA Housing Centre - Advice!

SA Housing Centre - Advice!
SA

I know this may be a little late for some but a few things with SA Housing Centre (I’m building the Idaho Alfresco). 1. The 10k is if you go with KeyStart and take the…

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Tidus0
Jul 31, 2018 9:08 pm
benblinkau
benblinkau
31 July

Weeks Custom build - Virginia Grove - SA

Weeks Custom build - Virginia Grove - SA
SA
1, 2

Goodness me... well, you seemed to get the rough end of weeks even earlier than us! Dont waste your time with trevor... he just went completely missing after making…

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benblinkau
Jul 31, 2018 8:21 am
benblinkau
DennyFab
DennyFab
30 July

Building with Simonds in Adelaide

Building with Simonds in Adelaide
SA
1 ... 58, 59, 60

You are right. You know I worked with conveyor belt system too. I ordered some on https://dyno.co.nz/ . It helped me to speed up the building…

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DennyFab
Jul 30, 2018 5:36 pm
Guy T
Guy T
24 July

Statesman homes

Statesman homes
SA

Correct. No catch. I guess it would add up about the same for the company as you're ineligible for savings through promotions. It was attractive for us as we would rather…

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Guy T
Jul 24, 2018 6:43 pm
Hugebloke
Hugebloke
23 July

Dechellis Home - Custom Design

Dechellis Home - Custom Design
SA

looks like an amazing home! quite a nice little mock up. i really wish i had something like that for mine as i struggle to imagine it all :) keep us in the loop how you go…

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Hugebloke
Jul 23, 2018 9:10 pm
Hugebloke
algernon
algernon
23 July

Final Floorplans - Advice & Ideas

Final Floorplans - Advice & Ideas
SA

For what it's worth, I prefer the new plan - I think that it has a better flow between areas and makes better use of natural light into the main living areas. However, I…

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algernon
Jul 23, 2018 8:54 pm

Decking new Alfresco

Decking new Alfresco
SA

Thanks for this very useful, we are going to end up tiling it now ☺

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Trent Smith
Jul 20, 2018 7:49 pm
dunkintoo
dunkintoo
18 July

Metricon Franklin 53 - SA

Metricon Franklin 53 - SA
SA

Yeah. We are quite excited as well. We live 5 mins. away and can't stop driving by the property now that the land has been cleared and cut. I am going to have to spend…

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dunkintoo
Jul 18, 2018 11:50 pm

The road, footpath, lights, water points for stage 2 is down. Our stage 3 civil works are starting and should be completed by November 😁

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Jolly
Jul 14, 2018 9:47 am
Jolly

Metro Property Developments - Adelaide

Metro Property Developments - Adelaide
SA

Yes - that’s the lesson we had to learn as we bought it as a completed home and land package - not direct with the builder. Live and learn I guess. I agree with you -…

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Disgruntledbuyer
Jul 12, 2018 5:39 pm

Metro Property Development SA

Metro Property Development SA
SA

We bought a home and land package from a staff member of metro homes. We found him to be professional and helpful and that is where it stopped. Apparently once the house…

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Disgruntledbuyer
Jul 12, 2018 6:54 am

Building new home

Building new home
SA

Congrats for building. We wanted the design like the home on display and even though they said yes, it was not 100% same. Because you will make changes or they will…

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michaelyoni64
Jul 11, 2018 10:52 pm

Simonds Cleland in Adelaide

Simonds Cleland in Adelaide
SA

So these are some of the selections we made. Going for a modern version of queenslander/hamptons style but very brighr and airy External - Roof: Basalt Bricks: PGH…

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sarahmarie
Jul 05, 2018 12:01 am

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
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kelwos44
Jun 22, 2018 10:28 am

Sovereign Metricon

Sovereign Metricon
SA
1, 2

Hey ...how is your build going?

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excited_builders
Jun 10, 2018 10:34 am
NicolleAW
NicolleAW
31 May

Vogue Dechellis

Vogue Dechellis
SA

We are about 40kms from the city so it's a bit of a drive but will be worth it for sure. 1. We have contemplated adding a window onto the family area which will be our…

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NicolleAW
May 31, 2018 3:04 pm
MJT
MJT
30 May

Simonds Prague Modified SA

Simonds Prague Modified SA
SA
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We are still yet to do any landscaping at our place. Retaining walls are so expensive :) We have done lots of little things inside, but we haven't decided what to hang on…

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MJT
May 30, 2018 11:16 am
Wilko91
Wilko91
17 May

Fairmont Homes - Custom build

Fairmont Homes - Custom build
SA

Very cool guys! Good luck with the build!

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Wilko91
May 17, 2018 4:50 pm
Wilko91

Footings on a split Seaford meadows

Footings on a split Seaford meadows
SA

thanks Mate for the ideas there is one split level house on the same street but I haven’t been game enough to knock on their door.

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Ryanjcallaghan
May 16, 2018 8:34 pm

Stormwater and retaining - please help!

Stormwater and retaining - please help!
SA

Hi There, Our Landscape Tanks sound like they could be a perfect fit for your above mentioned project. Our Landscape Tank can address both your Retention/Detention…

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Landscape Tanks
May 15, 2018 10:41 am
Landscape Tanks
kks
kks
14 May

Wahlstedt Quality Homes - South Australia

Wahlstedt Quality Homes - South Australia
SA

Any reports on building a home with this South Australian company?

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kks
May 14, 2018 4:46 pm

Tips for building with Dechellis

Tips for building with Dechellis
SA

My tip is DO NOT sign your 3rd floor plan draft and leave structural things to final selections. We wanted a slab set down 70mm for our alfresco but the plan said 50mm. We…

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Trent Smith
May 06, 2018 2:47 pm

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