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pandibabi
pandibabi
25 March

Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover

Oh I did not think of it being a pull down I think it's more of a permanent structure 🤣if you can engineer that would be interesting!

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pandibabi
Mar 25, 2018 1:14 pm
pandibabi
Aitch
Aitch
14 April

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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About once a week, but there have been times where I've not looked for a few weeks, mainly due to lack of progress (at least 6 months into build - 10 months from contract…

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Aitch
Apr 14, 2018 1:09 pm

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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Look at recessing your stacker doors into the slab, so that there is no railing to step/trip over when doors to alfresco are open. We have been quoted only $220 to…

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shokel1975
Apr 24, 2018 2:23 pm
shokel1975

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
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Hi Seren1ty, Thank you very much for kind reply! Could you please clarify the admin steps with…

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Tea Land
Apr 24, 2018 4:16 pm

First Home - Fairhaven Homes - Contract Signed

First Home - Fairhaven Homes - Contract Signed
VIC
1, 2

Hi Cboi were you still able to choose from the Mondo flooring range? We had our colour appointment last week and were told we cannot!

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GEOnTREY
Apr 24, 2018 4:11 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Thanks psur Just checking - any risk of paint quality and deterioration. Perhaps I’m being overly cautious. The downpipes have to be PVC because of the…

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MandM+4
Apr 24, 2018 4:07 pm

Thanks, they’re actually a lightish grey. My brothers camera phone isn’t great. My ensuite tiles are charcoal which in certain light will look black. I’ve attached a…

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Summitlovin
Apr 24, 2018 4:04 pm

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC

Hi Old Bloke Need advice on the following please... 1. Cost to upgrade interior paint colour from standard. Want Crisp White so assuming a 3rd coat required? Building…

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GEOnTREY
Apr 24, 2018 4:03 pm
Ashwin
Ashwin
33 m

First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane

First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane
WA
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They are having a family funday this weekend for officially opening of the display village. So I assume all the display houses should be ready by then. Try this link

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Ashwin
Apr 24, 2018 3:58 pm
Ashwin
steel
steel
37 m

Building again, Ben Trager homes WA

Building again, Ben Trager homes WA
WA
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It is crazy how tiny the pads can look versus the house size.

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steel
Apr 24, 2018 3:54 pm
jamesn
jamesn
43 m

Metricon - Savannah 34 build in Brisbane

Metricon - Savannah 34 build in Brisbane
QLD

Hi naleens, how big is your land and do you need to modify your layout much? My land is only 12m x 30m, and I am looking between Savanah and Vantage.

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jamesn
Apr 24, 2018 3:48 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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Blog now updated. Thanks to everyone hopefully you have all enjoyed our blog in the last 24 hours it has surpassed 1,500 visitors and 10,000 individual page reads. Wow…

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brucefil2011
Apr 24, 2018 3:31 pm

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
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WOW YES cheque !!!::smile:: Please keep it safe. Don't you feels happy and good to pass this cheque on to Builder even though You are going to be paying many months of…

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shazaw
Apr 24, 2018 3:15 pm

Metricon Franklin 53 modified

Metricon Franklin 53 modified
SA
1, 2

Hahaha can't wait, that means progress I'm so happy with the SS so far. Contract says the build is a 36 week project but has a 50 week provision for delays etc. Our…

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stoff17
Apr 24, 2018 3:09 pm
CC7
CC7
1 h

Daydream 30. Handover 10th April.

Daydream 30. Handover 10th April.
QLD
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i think i much prefer a feature wall than a feature niche. all the displays had the feature wall, but in the end we went with all white walls just to bounce some light…

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CC7
Apr 24, 2018 3:07 pm
CC7

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
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6 painters are on site today. They better do a good job this time. I really wants to get in to see how many items are completed. I needs to update my outstanding list.…

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shazaw
Apr 24, 2018 3:06 pm

New family home - Metricon Vantage - freeback please!!

New family home - Metricon Vantage - freeback please!!
VIC

joenk8i, I love the ideas as well. And I am also looking at building vantage 38 but my lot is only 12w x 30l, how do you guys think if this is too big for my small lot? Thanks.

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jamesn
Apr 24, 2018 2:42 pm

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
1 ... 83, 84, 85

Wow, Me too, I'm a project coordinator in the construction industry. Unfortunately sending them sketches in bluebeam doesn't help... I tried...I drew them a sketch of…

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the dream
Apr 24, 2018 2:26 pm

Final Payment method

Final Payment method

Thank you. I wish my builder think and do the same as other. I deposited cheque to their account yesterday early morning and check with them today. They said there is…

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Introaim
Apr 24, 2018 2:08 pm
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blackcat20
Apr 24, 2018 1:52 pm
blackcat20
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atemby
Apr 24, 2018 1:51 pm
atemby

Modified Coral Marcoola 32 SEQ

Modified Coral Marcoola 32 SEQ
NSW
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Outside will be dark composite timber decking. I went up there yesterday to check as everything was open. But I usually go up once a week.

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symone
Apr 24, 2018 1:29 pm
symone

Settlement done!! Simonds Gift Checked all the keys. Worked out the alarm and set that and that is pretty much it for the moment. We noticed some things that didn't…

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Bri1234
Apr 24, 2018 1:29 pm
Bri1234
JB1
JB1
3 h

Sloping Narrow site: Hamptons style build. Cabinetry

Sloping Narrow site: Hamptons style build. Cabinetry
VIC
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550 deep should suit the vast majority of undermount vanities. I'm intalling undermount for additional benchspace and the fact I'm installing wall mounted basin mixers.

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JB1
Apr 24, 2018 1:24 pm

Building Porter Davis Vancouver 33

Building Porter Davis Vancouver 33
VIC

Of the changes you have suggested I would definitely agree with adding more room on to the garage, maybe even see if you can do an extra metre or two at the front? It…

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Hurrow
Apr 24, 2018 1:20 pm

Marcoola 32 - mundoolun estate Qld

Marcoola 32 - mundoolun estate Qld
NSW

We paid our initial deposit in May 2017 but had to wait for our land to register in November. Soil tests were done in November and contracts…

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bestspecials
Apr 24, 2018 1:01 pm
bestspecials

No not yet I'm not sure who to contact now we don't have a CSC. Might try the manager that I have the details for. Consoled myself with a splurge on some…

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blackcat20
Apr 24, 2018 12:49 pm
blackcat20

Hi Kandi My plan images. Please let me know your thoughts

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chezhia
Apr 24, 2018 11:55 am

Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD
QLD
1, 2

How cute! Ours is a spoodle. Yeah timber/laminate flooring can be damaged quite easily, though tiles (especially gloss) can be hard to keep clean because they show…

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lilbza
Apr 24, 2018 11:37 am
lilbza

UMBRA Estate Greenvale

UMBRA Estate Greenvale
VIC
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I have an issue with a dam being there in my LOT on Bonds lane UMBRA. The builder has given a very high site cost. Anyone else in similar situation.

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amanoch1
Apr 24, 2018 11:27 am

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens
NSW
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Hey Emma, Ohh that’s sweet your MIL wants grandbabies, the fact she wants to help is another huge bonus. We have 5 kiddies the youngest is 3 and eldest is 12 and we…

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Tribe7
Apr 24, 2018 11:04 am
Tribe7

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast
QLD
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Hey Kailie, Any news on the house sale?? I’m crossing fingers for some good news for you 🤞🤞🤞

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Tribe7
Apr 24, 2018 10:59 am
Tribe7

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - Epoxy Garage Floor!

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - Epoxy Garage Floor!
QLD
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Ohhhh look at those blue pretties, love them. So good to see some colour and spunk. Owh pat your kitties for me, my man didn’t come home .

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Tribe7
Apr 24, 2018 10:58 am
Tribe7

ADH - custom KDR in Clearview. We've been framed!

ADH - custom KDR in Clearview. We've been framed!
SA
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looks good. once the roof is on and its wrapped its a lot easier to see the amount of light your windows will give as well.

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Entilzha
Apr 24, 2018 10:39 am

Scenic Rim QLD Acreage Build With Bold Living.

Scenic Rim QLD Acreage Build With Bold Living.
QLD
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Fingers crossed that slab will be happening soon. I hope you had had some progress at your place too

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Tribe7
Apr 24, 2018 10:39 am
Tribe7

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
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Bahahhahah Arni has some competition. I am blown away at your slab height, are they building stairs up to your portico? I can’t find your plans to have a look, is your…

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Tribe7
Apr 24, 2018 10:29 am
Tribe7

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate
QLD
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Holy crap batman they are flying!! It’s slightly addictive to go and see the progress hey. We have plumbers today and I did a little squeal dance in the car .…

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Tribe7
Apr 24, 2018 10:24 am
Tribe7

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (it's started)

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (it's started)
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

We isn't much room down this side of the house, so we are planning either a vertical garden or one of those nice screen panels on the fence outside the dining window. …

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bestspecials
Apr 24, 2018 10:02 am
bestspecials
cigr
cigr
7 h

Building a modified Grange 25 - Coral Homes - Brisbane

Building a modified Grange 25 - Coral Homes - Brisbane
QLD
1, 2, 3

Thanks. Congratulations you must be so excited to move in. Our walls are dulux white exchange half.

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cigr
Apr 24, 2018 9:55 am

cut and fill question

cut and fill question
VIC

Most builders & Trades don't think past handover..unless it's a complete turnkey project for which you will pay top Dollar Retaining, Stormwater, water tanks & Projects…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 24, 2018 9:23 am
StructuralBIMGuy

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread
NSW
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We are in the very very early stages of building our own home - no contracts signed yet, and MCJ is our preferred builder based on the floor plans display homes that we've…

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TaekwondoGirl
Apr 24, 2018 8:53 am

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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That's a big outdoor space... Metricon can accommodate most requests I've found, as they will do custom build, but it comes at a price. To do this piece as custom you'd…

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Drew01
Apr 24, 2018 8:53 am
Drew01

Monte Carlo Exec with Rear Activities KDR Fairfield NSW

Monte Carlo Exec with Rear Activities KDR Fairfield NSW
NSW

Any update? I'll be following your progress with interest, as we are considering the Monte Carlo with rear activities for our build.

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TaekwondoGirl
Apr 24, 2018 8:43 am
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pEast
Apr 24, 2018 8:26 am

Infinity Estate - Plumpton, VIC

Infinity Estate - Plumpton, VIC
VIC
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Hi there, has anyone else’s tree been removed from their nature strip?

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fifteen
Apr 24, 2018 7:55 am

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean 38. Fitoff!

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean 38. Fitoff!
VIC
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Oh he was with you. Yes that would be frustrating then. Hubby and I went to the showroom 3 times and also had the at home quote before deciding, lol. Big decision. LOL…

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Bri1234
Apr 24, 2018 7:52 am
Bri1234

Building at Willowdale

Building at Willowdale
NSW
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Hi all, just wondering if anyone knew how long da approval for retaining walls take? Are they assessed in the same pile as those for homes (6-8 weeks)?

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vincent2166
Apr 24, 2018 7:03 am
MrsJM
MrsJM
11 h

BL- Coral - Grange 26 - Week 21 - its like a lottery

BL- Coral - Grange 26 - Week 21 - its like a lottery
NSW
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Hey there, sorry have been away on holidays and only just catching up. Everything is coming along nicely but sorry to hear that there’s some Issues holding you up! I…

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MrsJM
Apr 24, 2018 5:04 am
MrsJM

ALMOST PCI Valeco Homes - Polished Concrete + Monochrome

ALMOST PCI Valeco Homes - Polished Concrete + Monochrome
QLD
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Hey! :D Pretty slow. Haha. But, they have almost finished the alfresco. So all that is left, I think, is the door infills and some external painting (and landscaping,…

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staceyrussell
Apr 23, 2018 9:48 pm
staceyrussell



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