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kidu13
kidu13
16 January

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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We go past the site once or twice a week for the past 6 months and we haven't even got the title yet. We rent nearby. There were trees and bush in our lot when we first…

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kidu13
Jan 16, 2018 2:44 pm
kidu13
Tracyt
Tracyt
21 October 2017

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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We planned to do ours after. However we were lucky to find the tiler was happy to do a side job during the build. We are glad we did because now the driveway will…

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Tracyt
Oct 21, 2017 8:00 am
Tracyt

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Sinalg - how long until you demolish?

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Manhattan52
Jan 20, 2018 3:59 pm

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
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Hoping more Arden builds in your area so they can allocate the trades into your home.

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firsttime_homies1401
Jan 20, 2018 3:46 pm
firsttime_homies1401
gr8ly
gr8ly
30 m

WALLS/LOCKUP Valeco Homes - Polished Concrete + Monochrome

WALLS/LOCKUP Valeco Homes - Polished Concrete + Monochrome
QLD
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staceyrussell loving your choices! I've seen a lot of concrete tables in the furniture stores ive been to, so you might be lucky.. i think even Freedom have one. Also…

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gr8ly
Jan 20, 2018 3:31 pm
gr8ly

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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Hi charly6s, I've sent you a PM :)

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aplaceforeverything
Jan 20, 2018 3:22 pm
BA2310
BA2310
56 m

Renwick/Mittagong

Renwick/Mittagong

hello Manhattanone23, We are and we have been going by what there website says. have you decided on a builder?

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BA2310
Jan 20, 2018 3:05 pm

Our First Build - GJ Gardner - Week 10

Our First Build - GJ Gardner - Week 10
1, 2

That's really exciting! Have you got any photos of your tiles?

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Skcel
Jan 20, 2018 2:44 pm
Skcel

Skirting boards and doors have been delivered and waterproofing completed. Really starting to look like a house 😍

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Heidizerbato
Jan 20, 2018 2:25 pm

First jome build SA Hickinbotham

First jome build SA Hickinbotham
SA
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Waterproofing is 48 hours to cure :) Not sure what’s happening with bath ir where it is. Thought plumbers will bring it but dont know now... Eave sheets not delivered yet…

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lovisa
Jan 20, 2018 2:06 pm

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
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Yep- admin stage I escalated it to the manager of the CSOs... in construction stage I wrote a formal complaint and no one ever responded. I used linked in to find out…

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MrsJM
Jan 20, 2018 1:35 pm
MrsJM

Do not like kitchen wall tiles

Do not like kitchen wall tiles
VIC

Hello, it will cost around $500 - $600 to replace with new tiles and take the old ones off. Make sure they don’t damage your cabinetry when taking the tiles off. But…

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mj-mac4
Jan 20, 2018 1:33 pm
mj-mac4

For you Ren, we are having a virtual reality party! 🤫

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Orpheus
Jan 20, 2018 1:30 pm
Orpheus

An oversight by the builder - where do we stand?

An oversight by the builder - where do we stand?

Write reply... Yes we are using a well respected project home builder specialising in sloping sites. They have handled and managed all aspects internally up to this…

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gcnicho
Jan 20, 2018 1:18 pm

{Dawn} SE Melb Build - Long journey nearly over!

{Dawn} SE Melb Build - Long journey nearly over!
VIC
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Those kittens are adorable! I bet you are happy to be done with the house more or less. Artwork isn't to hard to finalise once you find something you like

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allblaqk
Jan 20, 2018 1:02 pm
allblaqk

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate
QLD
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The first thought I had when I saw your photo of the block was "wow that massive" hahaha so i'm sure you'll be fine. Once it has a slab on it it will make it look bigger…

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allblaqk
Jan 20, 2018 12:56 pm
allblaqk

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Start Date - 21 December 2017)

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Start Date - 21 December 2017)
QLD
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Nothing happened for us either - it’s frustrating, but next week should be a good one! Bring on the slabs!!! - B A vue of the pines on the Gold…

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Bridgetwitch
Jan 20, 2018 11:26 am
Bridgetwitch

Who's building with Clarendon??

Who's building with Clarendon??
NSW
1 ... 913, 914, 915

Zurcorp choices are even more limited than Your Home Consulting. The prices are all higher too. Clarendon owns Zurcorp.

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msnbuild
Jan 20, 2018 11:20 am
CC7
CC7
6 h

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / SEQLD

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / SEQLD
1, 2

yes! I haven't asked anyone yet because they would probably just look at me funny and be like 'i dont know, grey?' HAHA looking at a swatch in a room with lights is…

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CC7
Jan 20, 2018 10:02 am
CC7
Leey
Leey
6 h

Ryde council requirements for advanced trees on new house

Ryde council requirements for advanced trees on new house

Hi all, Does anybody know if it is a requirement of Ryde council for advanced trees on new house in the front and backyards? I coundn't find any information on their…

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Leey
Jan 20, 2018 10:01 am

Coral Homes Noosa 20 Build

Coral Homes Noosa 20 Build
QLD
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Oh yay cant wait to see it!

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Ryan2007
Jan 20, 2018 9:48 am
Ryan2007

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Ormeau Hills: Week 10 Internals

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Ormeau Hills: Week 10 Internals
QLD
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Extended Xmas break down here but back into now if I'm lucky we might end up in same time as you guys (A miracle for NSW)

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BrownDog77
Jan 20, 2018 9:08 am

The matrix board is going up and rendering is almost complete!

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KateAndDuke
Jan 20, 2018 8:15 am
KateAndDuke
rpdm
rpdm
8 h

Advice and help

Advice and help
VIC

Hi all I’m looking at getting advice on what can be done. The builder has advised me they poured the incorrect concrete for my slab, the plans and engineering state…

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rpdm
Jan 20, 2018 8:12 am

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 337, 338, 339

We had our site supervisor email us on 2 January that Metricon's bricklayer had been booked to start work on 4 January correcting his defective work. We were surprised by…

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Norfolk
Jan 20, 2018 7:50 am

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Has anyone had success with escalating things past your CSO? I am so upset with the lack of customer service being received. I am not usually one to complain but when so…

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Dylandbrooke
Jan 20, 2018 7:47 am
Dylandbrooke

Building Liberty 45 Vogue in Dee Why

Building Liberty 45 Vogue in Dee Why
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Nice finishes, no glue in the corners or anything like that. To get my house to this standard it will take another year 🤣🤣🤣

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K-Real
Jan 20, 2018 6:56 am
K-Real

Our build with Easystart Homes in Carissa Estate (Seville Gr

Our build with Easystart Homes in Carissa Estate (Seville Gr
WA
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Yeah, interested to see how it all turns out. You just know that a builder will try and worm their way out of anything if they can though! We are going to go and seal…

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just_a_draftee
Jan 20, 2018 1:49 am
just_a_draftee

Hilbert HGWA Build

Hilbert HGWA Build
WA
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Love the photo. Really helps give you a sense of the layout and your progress!

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Summitlovin
Jan 20, 2018 12:56 am

Clyde Springs estate- Clyde North

Clyde Springs estate- Clyde North
VIC
1, 2

Hi, we are gathering our documents and getting ready to build in stage 3, anyone starting construction soon?

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jouanchen03
Jan 20, 2018 12:04 am

Arden Developments

Arden Developments
VIC
1 ... 145, 146, 147

Looks lovely! I really liked Henley but they won't build our house up (We didn't want a cut n fill) I have selected black wenge for kitchen top cabinetry and oak for the…

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geminithinker
Jan 19, 2018 11:29 pm
Ezza78
Ezza78
17 h

Arden - Votivo 43

Arden - Votivo 43
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Well it doesn’t seem fair we are only a week apart yet you still only have a slab!

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Ezza78
Jan 19, 2018 10:49 pm
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Ezza78
Jan 19, 2018 10:19 pm
ydnewa
ydnewa
18 h

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes
NSW
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We’re building on wirraway drive, Thornton.

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ydnewa
Jan 19, 2018 10:09 pm
ydnewa

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - BRICKING

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - BRICKING
VIC
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They did do well the way they have angled it. And I get we need one there but it just looks so ugly. I'm hoping the it being painted a darker colour will help it kind of…

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Bri1234
Jan 19, 2018 9:48 pm
Bri1234

First site visit for 2018 this afternoon. Hot day in Canberra today, and there was a noticeable temperature difference in the house where the doors and windows were not…

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Variegated
Jan 19, 2018 9:44 pm
Variegated
neb880
neb880
19 h

Building with Bentley Homes

Building with Bentley Homes

i think we started after you mrs W, i didnt hear anything about carpet supplier change, but the one we chose at color is now discontinued so i had to choose another…

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neb880
Jan 19, 2018 9:23 pm
neb880
neb880
neb880
19 h

Who to build in Melb and experience with GJ? KDRB with slope

Who to build in Melb and experience with GJ? KDRB with slope
VIC

saw this late, you may well have chosen a builder already our site is also 3.6m in slope, but we managed to not go down the split level path but rather a 500mm stepdown…

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neb880
Jan 19, 2018 9:20 pm
neb880

update frame stage largely done, roof tiling finished and some of the piping is started and another photo of the poor cut and fill at the back...probably should have…

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neb880
Jan 19, 2018 9:11 pm
neb880

Also picking up IT hub chairs tomoz. Our poor house currently is getting loaded up with house things

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BrownDog77
Jan 19, 2018 9:10 pm

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thank you symone, your very kind! I hope they will look ok. I have actually changed some of our colours since I posted my first selection. So hopefully it will all tie…

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mj-mac4
Jan 19, 2018 9:09 pm
mj-mac4

Progress. Finally. Insulation installed. We upgraded all the internal walls to the soundproof stuff and went crazy on insulating sound for cinema. Also did the garage cos…

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Christoshizz
Jan 19, 2018 8:59 pm
Christoshizz

Modified Coral Marcoola 32 SEQ

Modified Coral Marcoola 32 SEQ

I love your choices and remember seeing sim in a display & loving it as mentioned above we all second guess I burst into tears walking out of our colours my…

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BrownDog77
Jan 19, 2018 8:53 pm
neb880
neb880
19 h

cut and fill question

cut and fill question
VIC

thanks guys i raised it with the builder and they said they will level it out with more fill i much rather they did that properly from the start but...

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neb880
Jan 19, 2018 8:47 pm
neb880

Building the Metricon Doulton

Building the Metricon Doulton
VIC
1, 2, 3

It’s been pretty quiet on the boards for awhile. I don’t know if it’s even worth posting updates anymore lol. We have had a lot going on. We are so close to the end.…

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Doulton777
Jan 19, 2018 8:45 pm
Doulton777
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Doulton777
Jan 19, 2018 8:42 pm
Doulton777

Hi sparrowsnest! I was reading your journey and thought I would post a couple of pics, in case you are still concerned about changing your bathroom windows and the privacy…

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GillyM
Jan 19, 2018 8:10 pm
GillyM
sk1985
sk1985
20 h

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0
NSW
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Hi all, I'm building with Masterton in the Sutherland area. We've just received development consent and have our appointments booked in over the next 4 weeks. I'd be…

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sk1985
Jan 19, 2018 7:44 pm
CC7
CC7
20 h

Daydream 30 Week 10- Bricks and Plaster.

Daydream 30 Week 10- Bricks and Plaster.
QLD
1 ... 10, 11, 12

haha we have gone with the Torquay facade, but I guess the good thing about choosing the Avoca is it's a smaller house in general, so i guess less materials are needed for…

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CC7
Jan 19, 2018 7:38 pm
CC7

Taking the plunge building Simonds Rio

Taking the plunge building Simonds Rio
VIC

Hello! Great to hear from you. I fell in love with the raised ceiling and butler's pantry in the Rio kitchen and I was sold! And, you guessed it, both options are…

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MicknCi
Jan 19, 2018 6:51 pm
MicknCi


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