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Melos
Melos
16 October

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1, 2

Thanks guys I was worried the dark might be a bit bold but I’ve got to trust it and stop second guessing

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Melos
Oct 16, 2018 6:46 pm
Ourhomebythehill
Ourhomebythehill
23 September

How often do you visit your site?

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

We live 10 minutes from our block of land, so we visit at least once sometimes twice a week. It's 2.5acres with an amazingly stunning view so we often just sit on the…

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Ourhomebythehill
Sep 23, 2018 11:42 am
Drew01
Drew01
25 September

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 51, 52, 53

If you want an internal gas fire, make sure you consider where, and ensure the flue path is clear of plumbing, and you have a gas line run at frame stage

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Drew01
Sep 25, 2018 3:43 pm
Drew01

Mrs AJ, Not sure what windows colours you are looking at, but we did Coal Tiles, Monument Gutter, Surfmist Fascia, Surfmist Windows, Surfmist Garage Door, Merbau front…

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bestspecials
Oct 23, 2018 9:44 am
bestspecials

Metricon Winchester 28- Waiting for keys....

Metricon Winchester 28- Waiting for keys....
VIC
1 ... 52, 53, 54

Ergh, the bank is saying it can take up to 10 days to have a cheque ready :shock: Yet I could walk in this morning and have a bank cheque in minutes. Going to need to do some…

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blackcat20
Oct 23, 2018 8:34 am
blackcat20

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

That's true Drew...anyway for us the bank needs to pay M. So if its through bank trf we may have delays as the bank will do a final inspection and valuation before it…

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excited_builders
Oct 23, 2018 8:22 am

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 47, 48, 49

My builder got the engineers to update their drawings.

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IamSAM
Oct 23, 2018 8:20 am
IamSAM

East Estate

East Estate
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi easty. No issues with the HV power lines and we're fairly close to them.

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smithfamily
Oct 23, 2018 8:13 am
Manj
Manj
2 h

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Absolutely wrapped to see things moving soon Rachael13..

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Manj
Oct 23, 2018 7:50 am
Manj

Site costs on block of land with fall

Site costs on block of land with fall
VIC

Please please tell me who was your builder???I have a land with similar fall too.

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Gurpreetdhami
Oct 23, 2018 7:17 am
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stanus
Oct 23, 2018 6:58 am
stanus

I have charcoal colour will send you photo black splash back was to dark didnt bring colours out on splash back so I bought my own tiles if your javeing dark cupboards get…

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kathysangel
Oct 22, 2018 11:27 pm

Dealings with NSW Fair Trading and Builders

Dealings with NSW Fair Trading and Builders
NSW

Wasn’t Rawson... More of a smaller local company... And as for structural defects - we have cracking in our walls and they’ve tried to repair them structurally and…

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fingal77
Oct 22, 2018 11:20 pm

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
1 ... 36, 37, 38

Is it really glossy and will remain like that? Have you even tried putting your car on this type of flooring?

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alexp79
Oct 22, 2018 10:00 pm

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
1 ... 14, 15, 16

The Cygnus colour is beautiful - can totally see why you wanted it! But I guess as long as you can find an alternative that you're happy with, then all is well 😊. PCI…

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Newy-Jan
Oct 22, 2018 9:49 pm
Wild
Wild
12 h

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 402, 403, 404

Drew - your windows at the front of the house, Are they also 1800MM ?

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Wild
Oct 22, 2018 9:43 pm

Who's building with Clarendon??

Who's building with Clarendon??
NSW
1 ... 925, 926, 927

Anyone received a letter from council regrading damage survey cost for after completion ? approx. $279 ? Shouldnt this paid by Clarendon ? or I have to pay it myself…

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wentworth33
Oct 22, 2018 9:21 pm

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Can anyone that built via CDC tell me if a CDC certificate is a construction certificate? If so we have had one since early August and my understanding is that they need…

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Salfield
Oct 22, 2018 6:08 pm
nada17
nada17
18 h

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
1 ... 89, 90, 91

happy to hear your build is progressing well! yeah we have noticed different colour insulation. I was more worrying not about the quality of works. you know, it is…

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nada17
Oct 22, 2018 3:56 pm

I was recently introduced to this forum and found it very useful. So i decided to start my own thread for Glendale 34 LE that we plan to build next year once our land…

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sparekh
Oct 22, 2018 3:54 pm

Pre-slab nightmare - Please help.

Pre-slab nightmare - Please help.
VIC

What was your outcome with the escalation to the state manager?

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Livingthe_dream.au
Oct 22, 2018 3:15 pm

What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell

What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Natural actually. So I guess the builder chose a sandy reddish kind of colour. Flush profile.

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kirashogun
Oct 22, 2018 2:34 pm
kjane
kjane
21 h

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Unfortunately no more progress on the frames due to the rain, so fingers crossed for this week. Has your DA gone in yet or do you have to have all selections done first?…

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kjane
Oct 22, 2018 12:51 pm

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane
QLD

Tricky decisions. These house we are building are adding to supply side, Something like 80, 000 detached homes reckoned to be in the Ozzie supply pipe-line right now. And…

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KingTaco
Oct 22, 2018 12:36 pm
KingTaco

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

You are catching up quick CalicoCat. Hopefully Fairhaven fixed all the issues you pointed out to them.

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Bronte19
Oct 22, 2018 11:55 am

Review standard inclusions provided by builder

Review standard inclusions provided by builder
QLD

It is hard to know if this is good value or not without looking at other builders and their pricings. It also depends on what soil rating you have as that can increase…

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bestspecials
Oct 22, 2018 10:59 am
bestspecials

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)
QLD
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Thanks. The grass is Sir Walter. It is growing madly.

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bestspecials
Oct 22, 2018 10:41 am
bestspecials

Termination of building contract due to being unable to get

Termination of building contract due to being unable to get

We were with Sherridan homes. That’s what I thought! It’s so unfair we just feel sick about it!

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Melissa.prinsloo
Oct 22, 2018 9:50 am
metskim
metskim
Yesterday

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

We have roof darling and tiles going on today thank god so at least protected from future rains

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metskim
Oct 22, 2018 9:39 am
joy1884
joy1884
Yesterday

Carlisle Homes - Easy Living Tennyson 25

Carlisle Homes - Easy Living Tennyson 25
VIC

Hi snapey, what colour palette did you choose in the end? Im finalizing my cobtract and still cobfused if i should go with new york or paris.

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joy1884
Oct 22, 2018 9:03 am
MangoC
MangoC
Yesterday

Arden Developments

Arden Developments
VIC
1 ... 161, 162, 163

Thanks Ezza. Its hard to know what is a legitimate cost and what can be pushed to be avoided.

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MangoC
Oct 22, 2018 8:58 am
wongbruce
wongbruce
Yesterday

Mapleton Grove 18 Barry Road NSW

Mapleton Grove 18 Barry Road NSW
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hey Joe, We had our pegout last week and have been advised that they will go onsite this week to begin work. In regards to your driveway have you joined the Building…

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wongbruce
Oct 22, 2018 6:58 am
lynnlee
lynnlee
Yesterday

Building new home

Building new home
SA

Thankyou for your input. I have just brought the block after thinking a while about it. I will do as you have advised. Thankyou very much :)

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lynnlee
Oct 22, 2018 12:06 am
sunnyarora
sunnyarora
Yesterday

Domaine homes by clerondon

Domaine homes by clerondon
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hello Guys, I am new to this forum. I have just bought a Land on Tedbury Road opposite to National Park in Jordan Springs East. I did wasted alot of time looking for…

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sunnyarora
Oct 21, 2018 11:57 pm

Hi everyone! Here is a little house update. I can hardly believe that we moved in 19 months ago!! Exterior: we decided to tint all our windows for extra…

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goldcoasthome
Oct 21, 2018 10:04 pm
goldcoasthome
Kollosche
Kollosche
21 October

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Week 22 As I had expected, we were again delayed for handover. On Wednesday (17/10/2018.) afternoon my site supervisor gave me a call and…

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Kollosche
Oct 21, 2018 9:47 pm
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
21 October

Simonds Prague Modified - Adelaide

Simonds Prague Modified - Adelaide
SA

With the ensuite have you thought about/talked to Cahill about putting a shower seat instead where the duct was? We have one in ours and it's actually amazing (and as…

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JM1911A1
Oct 21, 2018 8:45 pm
JM1911A1
nervousnelly
nervousnelly
21 October

Who is building with Beechwood

Who is building with Beechwood
NSW
1 ... 785, 786, 787

Hi Lauren, I have only just sarted getting notices again from this site, not sure wy they stoppe, but anyways did you still need a pic. Cheers

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nervousnelly
Oct 21, 2018 8:39 pm
nervousnelly
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
21 October

Mount Barker Thread

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

You'd be best contacting the Bluestone developer team to confirm - we're next door at Springlake who only uses ELGas but not all developers have specific requirements.

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JM1911A1
Oct 21, 2018 8:35 pm
JM1911A1
Sundew Views
Sundew Views
21 October

KDR Rawson Windermere 32 with 2 Bed Granny

KDR Rawson Windermere 32 with 2 Bed Granny
NSW
1, 2

Any updates for this thread, would love to see how it’s been going. We’ve just signed up for this design and it’s hard to find others doing same design

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Sundew Views
Oct 21, 2018 7:14 pm
Chippy891
Chippy891
21 October

Metricon Kirra 23

Metricon Kirra 23

Hi just wondering how you enjoy your Kira 23 we are also needing the acoustic as we are near an airport. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated Thanks Jhai

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Chippy891
Oct 21, 2018 4:58 pm

Frame in place and colorbond on site. Happy with progress so far

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BuLe
Oct 21, 2018 4:24 pm
BuLe
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
21 October

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham

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

Your house looks very nice, you must be pleased with the results. It’s always great to hear on this forum, how everyone’s plans and dreams become a reality. 😁 Is…

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Bebbsy
Oct 21, 2018 4:12 pm
Chaton
Chaton
21 October

Building Vancouver 29 (Porter Davis) or Mantra 29 (Metricon)

Building Vancouver 29 (Porter Davis) or Mantra 29 (Metricon)
VIC

The Mantra 29 reminds me a lot in layout of our Barkly 29 (also Metricon) and we love it. I'm biased on this one

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Chaton
Oct 21, 2018 3:53 pm
Chaton
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
21 October

Building Modified Statesman Ashville

Building Modified Statesman Ashville
SA
1, 2, 3

Congrats on your house being completed, it looks lovely. You have made similar choices to ours in your selections and wondered if you would have time to post a few more…

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Bebbsy
Oct 21, 2018 3:45 pm
CalicoCat
CalicoCat
21 October

Building Porter Davis Vancouver 33

Building Porter Davis Vancouver 33
VIC

Sounds exciting. When I contacted Porter Davis last year I was told they don't build in Winchelsea. They must have realised that quite a few people are building out there…

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CalicoCat
Oct 21, 2018 1:21 pm
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
21 October

Eden Two Wells SA

Eden Two Wells SA
SA

I’m also on the shorter size and providing you have a partner or someone who can change the light bulbs and pull down the exhaust fans, I would go with 2700 high…

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Bebbsy
Oct 21, 2018 9:44 am
NicolleAW
NicolleAW
21 October

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
1, 2, 3

We couldn’t help ourselves, we went and killed yesterday and we are taking some family to see! Over the moon 😍😍

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NicolleAW
Oct 21, 2018 9:13 am
AliKay
AliKay
21 October

My Journey with Porter Davis for Vancouver 33

My Journey with Porter Davis for Vancouver 33
VIC

would be good to know why you dropped the plan with PD ? We were looking at Vancouver 29 for ourselves...

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AliKay
Oct 21, 2018 12:40 am
bestspecials
bestspecials
20 October

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast
QLD
1, 2

Thanks. We went to our tile appointment and came out with different wall tiles to what we thought we wanted. It's such a confusing process. It's just great when it see…

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bestspecials
Oct 20, 2018 11:47 pm
bestspecials

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