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Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover
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We have elected to do this with main floor tiling and carpets. The builder could not offer tiles we liked. Doing the carpet ourselves has allowed up to upgrade the…

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BrentandAllison
Jun 20, 2018 2:23 pm
BrentandAllison

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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I agree with you that it is the tradies you need to watch as in the end they are the ones who will likely make a mega-blunder and not the supervisor (that was the case 20…

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Mr. Sausage
Jun 14, 2018 12:14 pm

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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Duma Fossil is one of the top Indonesian providers of wholesale petrified wood products, wholesale home decor petrified wood…

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springtime
May 20, 2018 9:24 am
Meg5ie
Meg5ie
17 m

Shale Grey or Windspray roof?

Shale Grey or Windspray roof?
NSW

Hi guys.. I can't decide at all what grey to go for? We are using Scyon Linea and want flexibility with a light or mid colour grey/brown. I really liked the look of Gal…

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Meg5ie
Jun 22, 2018 11:15 pm
Drew01
Drew01
37 m

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
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I think you'd want them under a pelmet if you went all the way up. It may look a bit out of place of you didn't - I feel a pelmet would make the ceiling feel higher as well...

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Drew01
Jun 22, 2018 10:56 pm
Drew01
Drew01
Drew01
40 m

Metricon Winchester 28- Framing

Metricon Winchester 28- Framing
VIC
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We do have a big space to fill... LoL

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Drew01
Jun 22, 2018 10:53 pm
Drew01

Had a couple of days visiting site, to mark where we want our noggins to be placed in the bathrooms - what a nightmare, having to envisage how a wall's going to look over…

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Drew01
Jun 22, 2018 10:48 pm
Drew01

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
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Hi there Thanks for the information. Can I ask whether there were any additional charges for termite treatment? A friend of mine is also building with Fairmont and said…

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tina v
Jun 22, 2018 10:22 pm

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate
QLD
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lol breebarter dishwashers are the best!!! although you will start to have arguments about who's turn it is to unload it each time haha yeah loveeee the rain shower…

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gr8ly
Jun 22, 2018 9:51 pm
gr8ly

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW

So sad to see such delays. I don’t think I’ve read about one person that has been happy with the administration phase. I’m not looking at building with wisdom (I…

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gogo65
Jun 22, 2018 9:46 pm
gogo65

MOVING - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome

MOVING - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome
QLD
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looks like a display house staceyrussell - meanwhile i don't know how patient you are about not moving in yet! i would be wanting to move in ASAP! that floor looks so so…

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gr8ly
Jun 22, 2018 9:44 pm
gr8ly

My build in Bloomdale- Handover not accepted ☹️

My build in Bloomdale- Handover not accepted ☹️
VIC
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I totally agree, I had the biggest meltdown on our second PCI walk through. I don't think they care all I got told was everyone is overworked. Good luck I have enjoyed…

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Cscmjb
Jun 22, 2018 9:02 pm
BuLe
BuLe
3 h

Anyone building in Bridgeman Downs with AusBuild

Anyone building in Bridgeman Downs with AusBuild
QLD

Hi AICaLuJo So far so good, we got our build plans today and we are having the preliminary studio tour tomorrow. There have been a few bumps that I want to reserve just…

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BuLe
Jun 22, 2018 8:41 pm
BuLe

FIRST HOME – METRICON WINCHESTER 28

FIRST HOME – METRICON WINCHESTER 28

M provides termite protection and it is also a council requirement to have termite protection before our planning permit approved.

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Kimmykim
Jun 22, 2018 8:40 pm

GJ Gardner Montville - has anyone built?

GJ Gardner Montville - has anyone built?
NSW

we have built the montville 462. We basically left it exactly as per the layout except we had to move our garage back to comply to covenants and removed the bar from the…

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eirrac
Jun 22, 2018 8:20 pm

GJ Gardner Montville- First home build- QLD

GJ Gardner Montville- First home build- QLD
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Hi all havent looked at this for a while. House is all complete. Very happy with how it all turned out. If I could change anything I would either make the garage two…

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eirrac
Jun 22, 2018 8:18 pm

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
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Congratulations trimum. So very happy for you. After all of the problems I am so glad that you are finally in. Soak it in and enjoy the moment. Congratulations again!

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krusade25
Jun 22, 2018 8:18 pm

Our First Dream Home G&P Builders

Our First Dream Home G&P Builders
QLD
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Wow I cant believe your house is at pci stage already! We have been looking at land now our house has settled, and found ourselves in your estate. Your home is so…

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alymei
Jun 22, 2018 8:13 pm

KDR Henley Reserve (MainVue)- Aegean 38. Settlement :-)

KDR Henley Reserve (MainVue)- Aegean 38. Settlement :-)
VIC
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I'll share some muddy pics so you know what your in for - or at least you can have a good laugh at my expense. :-)

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Rachael13
Jun 22, 2018 8:11 pm
Rachael13

Left over bricks

Left over bricks
VIC

We have kept a few pallets of our bricks. The SS said we've paid for them, we can keep them or they will dispose of them. We are keeping to use in the landscaping…

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inexp_user
Jun 22, 2018 8:00 pm
inexp_user

Porter Davis - Madison 40

Porter Davis - Madison 40
VIC
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There you go, I told you they’d be off to your house now that they have finished with ours :)

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inphaze
Jun 22, 2018 7:45 pm
inphaze
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KolioCarr
Jun 22, 2018 7:05 pm
KolioCarr

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Waiting to start!

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Waiting to start!
QLD
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I feel really sorry for the poor reindeer whose lives were sacrificed in the construction of that light fitting.

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Mr. Sausage
Jun 22, 2018 6:43 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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How difficult is it to get things amended? We have a 5% at contract and 5% at DA but I am anticipating similar demands from our lender (seems to be the norm rather than…

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becks81
Jun 22, 2018 5:33 pm

Balcony sizes badia new breeze

Balcony sizes badia new breeze

Question for balcony sizes. What is the biggest balcony sizes people are constructing.

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Hasan
Jun 22, 2018 4:47 pm

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
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Oh yes it all white shimmer that they did. It’s correct on our kitchen bench top 👌🏻😍

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mj-mac4
Jun 22, 2018 4:44 pm
mj-mac4

New House Build KDR Blackwood SA Fairmont Homes 'The Grand'

New House Build KDR Blackwood SA Fairmont Homes 'The Grand'
SA
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Start of bricks was 30th january and pci inspection was 27 April so about 3 months I would say you are still on track if pci is in September as long as the bricks aren’t…

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DanTheUpholsterer
Jun 22, 2018 1:19 pm

Well - it’s all here and there st the moment - since they were still fixing frame structural issues - they need to plaster and now need to docornice and skirting for…

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pEast
Jun 22, 2018 12:59 pm

Hokin Prestige Homes

Hokin Prestige Homes
NSW

Hi beachesdream We have just finished building with Ned Kelly .would you like to chat by phone. All I can say to any one is run for the hills.

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Bad dreams
Jun 22, 2018 11:41 am

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / June 20 - Tiling to start

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / June 20 - Tiling to start
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Oh no how frustrating about your fence!! Can’t wait to see you pics!! 😄

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mj-mac4
Jun 22, 2018 11:15 am
mj-mac4

Got to sneak into the house yesterday, tiling finished. Taps and shower heads are in, Electrical finals have started. Free standing bath to main bathroom still to be put…

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atemby
Jun 22, 2018 10:58 am
atemby

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes
VIC
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Weekly update 22/06 : Bricklayers are working on site. They will finish work by next week (weather permitting). Insulation batts were also installed. Dry walls to go in…

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yasir_fnd
Jun 22, 2018 10:49 am

Extremely poor brickwork or expected too much?

Extremely poor brickwork or expected too much?

We had part face bricks, party render on our facade. The brickies were faultless in their work with the gave bricks, but they just chucked the common bricks up knowing…

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CG Scardycat
Jun 22, 2018 10:38 am
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kelwos44
Jun 22, 2018 10:28 am
Hasan
Hasan
14 h

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
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Not as far as I've been advised. I am on a corner lot though so its encouraged to have balconies. Not sure what the deal is with standard lots. My lot is a corner…

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Hasan
Jun 22, 2018 9:37 am

ADH - custom KDR in Clearview. Roof and bricks!

ADH - custom KDR in Clearview. Roof and bricks!
SA
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Dh had a chat with the brickies this morning. They only have a couple of hours work left, but are worried that there won't be enough bricks to finish. Not really sure what…

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Nawsome
Jun 22, 2018 9:31 am
Nawsome

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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Thanks Gav! Let me keep an eye on the emails.

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Ashik_09
Jun 22, 2018 8:52 am
Ashik_09

Bricking has commenced. Hopefully plaster board will be installed next week so the interior fit out can get going.

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pbwhi0
Jun 22, 2018 6:31 am
pbwhi0
shazaw
shazaw
22 h

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
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cat_dunc please note we appreciated your support through out our build. Thank you for cheering for us. Pic? the truth I was too busy unpacking kitchen stuff like coffee…

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shazaw
Jun 22, 2018 1:03 am
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Choosy
Jun 22, 2018 12:40 am
Choosy
shazaw
shazaw
23 h

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2
NSW
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They better not pour concrete on a raining day. We had too much rain lately. Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
Jun 22, 2018 12:40 am
Mrs_W
Mrs_W
Yesterday

KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370
VIC
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Sooo close to being ready. Looks great. I found it really hard seeing your house looking finished when it’s still a month away. I noticed they’ve installed your range…

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Mrs_W
Jun 21, 2018 11:22 pm
mjforeverhome
mjforeverhome
Yesterday

Our Home Journey with BetterBuilt Homes

Our Home Journey with BetterBuilt Homes
NSW

Hi indu, how's the progress of your build? We've just signed with BBH, still in early stages but very excited to finally have selected our builder!

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mjforeverhome
Jun 21, 2018 10:33 pm
The_Joneses
The_Joneses
Yesterday

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
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I hope you get some resolution on your outstanding issues soon, particularly the HWS relief valve. Isn't that a safety issue? Also, we thought there might have been an…

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The_Joneses
Jun 21, 2018 9:56 pm
stellabella
stellabella
Yesterday

Stellabella's second build...Final floor plan, contract!

Stellabella's second build...Final floor plan, contract!
QLD
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We just REALLY wanted the Linea cladding, we upgraded to it specifically from Newport because that's the look we're after. As it turns out, we need R2.0 to all external…

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stellabella
Jun 21, 2018 9:54 pm
stellabella
gogo65
gogo65
Yesterday

Dream home build in the Southern Highlands

Dream home build in the Southern Highlands
NSW

Well I’ll follow along.... We have just bought 1.5 acres in northwest Sydney. Looking at building with a small custom builder, meeting with an architect next week, to…

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gogo65
Jun 21, 2018 9:48 pm
gogo65
tinkster
tinkster
Yesterday

Building again, Ben Trager homes WA

Building again, Ben Trager homes WA
WA
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Thanks evi, I’ll go back tomorrow and get some more pics

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tinkster
Jun 21, 2018 9:43 pm
tinkster
arcadelt
arcadelt
Yesterday

Hydronic slab for heating AND cooling?

Hydronic slab for heating AND cooling?
NSW

We have gone with hydronic heating only in the Monaro. Having some teething problems at the moment that we hope to get sorted soon. We are working off heat pumps, as we…

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arcadelt
Jun 21, 2018 9:29 pm
JRP
JRP
Yesterday

Building in Hillcroft - Claymore

Building in Hillcroft - Claymore
NSW
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Hi All, We are considering building a home at Hillcroft. Appreciate if you could please share some insights on the neighbourhood.

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JRP
Jun 21, 2018 9:00 pm
Stimpson
Stimpson
Yesterday

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville
NSW
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My concern is that on original contours which I know weren't final when agent sold block to us, had a 5% fall - according to council they are now between 13-18%. We cannot…

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Stimpson
Jun 21, 2018 8:52 pm
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Monkey55
Jun 21, 2018 8:13 pm

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