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Unfortunately we decided to sell out villa in Greece but we were working on this project from zero. So it was planed carefully, if you need any help or advise you can…

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TheBee2
Jan 24, 2019 2:49 am
brokenstick
brokenstick
11 February

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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Agree completely, I regularly point out things as I see them. My SS has grumbled a little bit but I have explained to him the benefits to both of us - I would rather point…

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brokenstick
Feb 11, 2019 9:53 am
brokenstick

Thanks Drew, probably that is the reason why it cannot be relocated. I have just emailed them again if relocating the heating stack isn't doable, we can probably move…

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Melbournevic
Feb 12, 2019 10:21 am

And our build has begun Sand pad and site works completed 14 February: Footings completed 16 February

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thme
Feb 16, 2019 6:28 pm

Week 29 We managed to pick a time to visit today when the tradies were still on site and happy for us to come in. Paint is 90% done, just some…

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Clareymoo
Feb 16, 2019 5:22 pm

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping
VIC
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It was pretty quick. They don't replace the exhausts as they're different shapes. Only one power point resulted in some paint being removed, just added it to the defect list.

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blackcat20
Feb 16, 2019 5:12 pm
blackcat20

Anyone built with format or dechellis in sa?

Anyone built with format or dechellis in sa?

As the thread title says. Lots of reviews online, less so for format, and both seem pretty reasonable. Looks like format is slightly more expensive. I'm planning on a…

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Ezuku
Feb 16, 2019 4:33 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Hi All, We are very close to PCI since December 15th, 2018. My SS has been very good in giving updates every weekend. But since after the holidays when…

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spk_homebuild
Feb 16, 2019 4:06 pm
spk_homebuild

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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Hi, has anyone building with M in Melbourne had a site supervisor with initials MC? Please let me know so I can pm you. Thanks!

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shokel1975
Feb 16, 2019 3:16 pm
shokel1975

FIRST HOME – METRICON WINCHESTER 28

FIRST HOME – METRICON WINCHESTER 28
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Thanks! Yes. They look beautiful especially if you have seen the before picture

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Kimmykim
Feb 16, 2019 11:54 am
r_13
r_13
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Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne
QLD
1, 2

Thank for your reply SaveH2O - your questions are on point, and I'm glad to answer: We are indeed planning to have retaining walls, and I had not previously seen the…

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r_13
Feb 16, 2019 9:22 am
r_13

Surprise surprise, the painter never showed today to finish the job! Was meant to be here at 8 and never even bothered letting us know he's no longer coming... No doubt…

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bumblebee1985
Feb 16, 2019 9:02 am

Been playing with the austral visualizer, really happy with how our colours work together. Plans being submited to be certified Monday!!!

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alymei
Feb 16, 2019 8:47 am

Building costs - your experience

Building costs - your experience

@@rkae Start with your design, own copyright and know whats involved in your build BIM Software should be able to break building components down and help visualise the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 16, 2019 8:34 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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Tash801
Feb 16, 2019 7:18 am

How to pave / drain down the side of my house???

How to pave / drain down the side of my house???

It's a tricky problem - i'm facing the same issue. I've got about 1.6m between the retaining wall and my house. My plans is to run an 80cm wide concrete path out from the…

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KingTaco
Feb 15, 2019 10:49 pm
KingTaco

Footing cost Variation 10 grand .... plz help

Footing cost Variation 10 grand .... plz help

Hi i think i calculated it wrong , can u plz tell me how too delete d post plz

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Ginzsidhu
Feb 15, 2019 10:00 pm

Exciting times! I went to visit the site on Thursday and they had started the frame - just the kitchen and part of the back wall were up but good to see. We went out…

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KingTaco
Feb 15, 2019 9:39 pm
KingTaco

indoor gas point and electrical points advice

indoor gas point and electrical points advice

What are you planning to fit to the gas point and where will it go? If you are looking to install a gas fireplace or the like, there are minimum clearances and you can't…

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Possums
Feb 15, 2019 8:20 pm

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville
NSW
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Hi there, For those already purchased in crystal waters, could you please clarify what the costs are per quarter or if per annum? is ongoing for the duration of you…

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Dee_0301
Feb 15, 2019 8:17 pm

Anyone building Pemberton JG King?

Anyone building Pemberton JG King?
VIC

would love to know if you started this build? We are also looking at this design

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Lksinnott
Feb 15, 2019 8:16 pm

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
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we went though da, so will need to check if we need to do landscape or not, but either way we will be doing it asap

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ymiao4398
Feb 15, 2019 8:06 pm
Melos
Melos
Yesterday

Building with Metricon - Gap between brick and window frame

Building with Metricon - Gap between brick and window frame

The fill it with foal insulation and then add a strip of aluminium the same colour as your windows. Ours is the same. But they have just finished a few and we have a few to go

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Melos
Feb 15, 2019 5:16 pm
krishna85
krishna85
Yesterday

Fairhaven Riverview 266 with Surfcoast facade

Fairhaven Riverview 266 with Surfcoast facade
VIC

Hi Emmak8, How are you? All the best for your home construction. Can you please let me know how much did you pay for riverview facade?

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krishna85
Feb 15, 2019 5:14 pm
pandibabi
pandibabi
Yesterday

G.J Gardner build - Week 20 - Fitoff

G.J Gardner build - Week 20 - Fitoff
QLD
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Shoot you serious?! thank god no structural damage? I just got concrete footpaths and extended my alfresco another 6m.. im out of cash tho :( haha so still got outside…

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pandibabi
Feb 15, 2019 4:46 pm
pandibabi
reps
reps
Yesterday

KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370
VIC
1, 2

Hi. I'll be building the Kyalami 34 soon (hopefully June-ish) in Mernda. How is the house so far now that you've lived in it? Were there any problems to do after you…

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reps
Feb 15, 2019 1:09 pm
Rhani89
Rhani89
Yesterday

evening haze colourbond

evening haze colourbond

Can anyone who has built a home with evening haze colourbond roof upload some photos please :)

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Rhani89
Feb 15, 2019 11:54 am
Drew01
Drew01
Yesterday

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
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Asset protection is a bond, not an insurance policy. Some builders make good, Metricon don't

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Drew01
Feb 15, 2019 11:40 am
Drew01

Quick update from last week Locks changed Pest control done Some of the blinds got done....still waiting for the rest to be installed. The tiles are not cleaned properly…

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excited_builders
Feb 15, 2019 11:04 am
NicolleAW
NicolleAW
Yesterday

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
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Its in our retreat and the angle points towards the hallway so its in a good spot.

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NicolleAW
Feb 15, 2019 10:37 am

We had to remove the pantry door handle so it didnt destroy our new fridge.

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Hailsm
Feb 15, 2019 8:07 am
Hailsm
Country Home
Country Home
Yesterday

Longreach 33- Our country home

Longreach 33- Our country home
1, 2

Thanks We actually upgraded the stacker sliders in the living room to a wider door for more natural light. I was actually very surprised now the gyprock is in how…

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Country Home
Feb 15, 2019 7:21 am

After building the granny flat and moving on site we used the brick shed to prefabricate the steel post that the house will sit on. We are trying to use a lot of reclaimed…

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Dougp
Feb 15, 2019 6:21 am

Mass Constructions design and build custom extensions and renovations across the Bayside and Mornington Peninsula suburbs, for the discerning client who requires a…

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massconstructions
Feb 14, 2019 11:04 pm
massconstructions
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
14 February

Thoughts on this slab?

Thoughts on this slab?

Vapour barrier is completed either by the bricklayer by parging the slab edge or sprayed with a waterproof membrane, it should be done at least a week after the slab is poured

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Doozer1905
Feb 14, 2019 11:01 pm
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
14 February

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
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What flooring did you install? Is it engineered wood?

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Bebbsy
Feb 14, 2019 12:32 pm
S2019
S2019
14 February

New Living Homes

New Living Homes
NSW
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Hi, I am also building with NLH. Would you mind to briefly explain what sort of major and minor issues were found? Thanks

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S2019
Feb 14, 2019 9:16 am

Went to see the site yesterday, saw they can done the External drainage & Power undergrounds. They have also setup the Build Watch camera. Haven't got the credentials for…

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InvincibleInDN
Feb 14, 2019 8:44 am
InvincibleInDN
Forg
Forg
14 February

Warranty on units

Warranty on units

Something I read in relation to that Opal Tower fiasco is that unit blocks are by law covered under warranty for major (ie. structural) items for 6 years, and minor items…

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Forg
Feb 14, 2019 8:37 am
CamillaS
CamillaS
13 February

Metricon Laguna 37 Kingston, southern Sydney

Metricon Laguna 37 Kingston, southern Sydney
NSW
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Yep our ss told us he was applying for the temp occupancy certificate. PCI was on 31 Jan.

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CamillaS
Feb 13, 2019 8:37 pm
CamillaS

Hi Peter, hope this helps. You don't really need to do that much colour wise. That's Monument on the front of the render columns. That's about it, just some clever…

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Michelle
Feb 13, 2019 7:28 pm
Michelle
Hurlingham
Hurlingham
13 February

Building with Metricon in Sydney

Building with Metricon in Sydney
NSW
1, 2

I’m also building with Metricon in southern suburbs of Sydney - the Vantage 40. Almost at handover. It’s been 12 month construction, which is a bit slow in my opinion.…

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Hurlingham
Feb 13, 2019 6:28 pm
Hurlingham
Hurlingham
13 February

Building Metricon Vantage 38

Building Metricon Vantage 38
NSW

I’m building the Vantage 40 in sydney. Almost finished, just waiting on final handover. Metricon have been good, but in my opinion, slow. They started in March 2018, so…

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Hurlingham
Feb 13, 2019 6:05 pm
Salfield
Salfield
13 February

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.
NSW
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If it helps he did say that the boss heard him and they are sending help. Yeah that’s a hard one. I would have thought it would be an advantage as all the trades just…

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Salfield
Feb 13, 2019 6:03 pm

After lot of searching for builders and house designs we have finalised a house design with Carlisle homes, It is going to be a Sorrento 39 with a rumpus extension and we…

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Ramee
Feb 13, 2019 3:15 pm

Marcs Thought you might be interested to see how Wincrest build a porch! Extremely high quality work! I wouldnt trust them to build me a chair from Ikea. It would end…

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SejaeD
Feb 13, 2019 1:37 pm
ReaBurns
ReaBurns
13 February

Yarrabank Homes

Yarrabank Homes
VIC

So Sorry, OK so we are about 4 week out from completion with Yarrabank homes. We have built a custom design 26sq home in Rosebud. Overall the build process has been fairly…

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ReaBurns
Feb 13, 2019 10:33 am

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