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Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover
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Reaching the end of your project is a big milestone. It’s the culmination of months of planning, negotiating and decision…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 10, 2018 9:40 am
StructuralBIMGuy
G1NOSAUR
G1NOSAUR
17 May

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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Haha that's crazy. We always jump the fence every week, I wonder if I'm soon to receive a warning letter as well lol.

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G1NOSAUR
May 17, 2018 4:23 pm
G1NOSAUR

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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Hi All, We built 6 years ago, one thing we did which was very useful, was to include an outside powerpoint, it's really useful. We also installed outside camera's with a…

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springtime
May 20, 2018 9:24 am
Adiba
Adiba
21 m

Lucere estate at Leppington

Lucere estate at Leppington
NSW
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Hi all Happy to see all neighbours here Im lot 219, anyone here who is lot 218 and 220 Im wih thrive and they suppose to handover us first week of July, but i couldnt see…

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Adiba
May 26, 2018 12:28 am

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension
VIC
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We got invoiced weeks ago. But we refused handover cos of the creaking. When we got our final report from our inspector. He only found 13 minor defects. Which were more…

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Doulton777
May 26, 2018 12:12 am
Doulton777
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bashworth
May 25, 2018 10:52 pm
bashworth

Roof options: colorbond, terracotta or concrete tiles?

Roof options: colorbond, terracotta or concrete tiles?

Colorbond is noisier in that you can really hear the rain.....but I don't mind that. It is less likely to be damaged if you want to fit solar panels at a later date.

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bashworth
May 25, 2018 10:49 pm
bashworth

Custom VALECO build - BRISBANE

Custom VALECO build - BRISBANE
QLD
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Gosh I don’t know how you haven’t pulled all your hair out yet. If each task is done well you don’t mind but to install your staircase completely wrong is a bit…

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Tribe7
May 25, 2018 10:25 pm
Tribe7
Kavh
Kavh
3 h

PGH Blackheath bricks - what colour scheme?

PGH Blackheath bricks - what colour scheme?

Hi everyone Enjoying reading through your posts, and can see blackheath is a popular brick choice. I'm trying to decide what colourbond colours - roof and window frames…

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Kavh
May 25, 2018 10:03 pm
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CC7
May 25, 2018 9:56 pm
CC7

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
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Yes both SS and AM agreed we would be ok for 22nd June to be honest we could have moved in today the leak is likely just a loose connection that needs tightening and we…

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trimum
May 25, 2018 9:18 pm
trimum

Mapleton Grove 18 Barry Road NSW

Mapleton Grove 18 Barry Road NSW
NSW
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We settle late next week. We submitted our DA about 5 weeks ago and it has just today been assessed by council. Not yet approved but should be soon enough. Looking forward…

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josawood
May 25, 2018 9:06 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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I think we come under Geelong. We are building in Lara.

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Laura Ireland
May 25, 2018 8:58 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Hi, Is it okay to have a hairline crack in the slab. It runs from dining to the kitchen. Please help me guys. Thanks

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Priyasuresh11
May 25, 2018 8:47 pm
Priyasuresh11

Bold Living Acreage build, Scenic Rim QLD - Slab Stage

Bold Living Acreage build, Scenic Rim QLD - Slab Stage
QLD
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Well lookee here!!! Congratulations, your house as I expected is going to be magnificent. I knew you were building but I could never remember my password and could never…

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bluesteel
May 25, 2018 8:42 pm
bluesteel

First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane

First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane
WA
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How’s progress Chrinee?? Gosh they got heaps done in that time frame.

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Tribe7
May 25, 2018 8:39 pm
Tribe7
ehhc
ehhc
4 h

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
1 ... 73, 74, 75

Thanks SaBuild :) Yeah start a thread we want to see pics. We moved a truck load 1st day after handover then installed stuff, then have been moving bits and pieces day by…

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ehhc
May 25, 2018 8:38 pm
ehhc

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast
QLD
1 ... 41, 42, 43

Carpet is looking very lush how is everything going now? Your cook top fixed? Boys settling in? I hope you got your driveway sorted too

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Tribe7
May 25, 2018 8:37 pm
Tribe7

Our Stylemaster Baybreeze 27 view BP

Our Stylemaster Baybreeze 27 view BP
QLD
1, 2, 3

Hey sunny, Any progress from your tilers? Your stone looks fabulous with the timber cabinets I hope you have been able to have a site visit with your ss too,…

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Tribe7
May 25, 2018 8:34 pm
Tribe7
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blackcat20
May 25, 2018 8:30 pm
blackcat20

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens
NSW
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Yay to progress the frames are looking huge and the portico is very grand. Damn about the gutters, least it can be fixed but still a little painful. I hope lots has…

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Tribe7
May 25, 2018 8:30 pm
Tribe7

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate
QLD
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Ohw no ☹️ you need to make a choice, can you live with the splash back like that or will it drive you nuts? If nuts is your answer then request the change to be as per…

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Tribe7
May 25, 2018 8:25 pm
Tribe7
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Trippypossum
May 25, 2018 7:13 pm
Trippypossum

Quality of Package Homes

Quality of Package Homes
NSW

HY Joist is typically what project builders use. Pryda Longreach is the other one but they are dearer as it uses a lot more wood. Lots of other options.

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kirashogun
May 25, 2018 7:11 pm

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Good luck with move in day tomorrow!! Hope it all goes well you’ve waited a long time to get to this point I’m so pleased for you both!!

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trimum
May 25, 2018 7:03 pm
trimum
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Miffy
May 25, 2018 6:54 pm

My build in Bloomdale- PCI booked!

My build in Bloomdale- PCI booked!
VIC
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Thanks :) Received a text from my sales guy this morning telling me that the gas lines have been installed. Got an email from customer service a few hours later advising…

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Melt23
May 25, 2018 6:49 pm

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes
NSW
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It looks great, can’t wait to see the concreting and landscaping down the track

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aphsta
May 25, 2018 6:34 pm

More framing up, it’s bigger than I expected which is a good thing

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Trippypossum
May 25, 2018 6:18 pm
Trippypossum

Trenching done for Blinding and slab Concrete poured for beams. Waiting on compacting, plumbing trenches and then slab to be poured next week. Down side we have…

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Sutto79
May 25, 2018 5:50 pm

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
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Nice colour choices Seren1ty. Looking schmick!!!

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Malibu
May 25, 2018 5:39 pm

Following up. We got the formwork materials and the waffle pods ready for the slab for the following week! Also here is the layout of the two dwellings! The one below…

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G1NOSAUR
May 25, 2018 4:23 pm
G1NOSAUR

Individual Design - New Choice Homes

Individual Design - New Choice Homes
WA
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Lucky they look good in the end and we can easily reach to flick mixer. We upgraded the GHW unit to a 26Ltr so hopefully we will have enough pressure for both. You should…

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Choosy
May 25, 2018 4:21 pm
Choosy

Metricon Chelsea33

Metricon Chelsea33

Looking at building the Chelsea33, is it worth the extra$ going to the 37, any input

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JohnBern
May 25, 2018 3:49 pm

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.
VIC
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yep, our kids plan to walk to your estate Park on a daily basis so will definitely be saying ‘hello neighbour.’

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firsttime_homies1401
May 25, 2018 3:42 pm
firsttime_homies1401
J278
J278
9 h

First Build with Summit Perth WA

First Build with Summit Perth WA
WA
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We had our pci yesterday and our SS showed us two alarms for the aircon which go off if they overfill with water. One is in my scullery so maybe that’s the case for yours?

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J278
May 25, 2018 3:33 pm
J278

We're currently looking at our options for our outdoor area. We will be having a pool put in so as you will see from the pic below, things are pretty tight out there in…

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matt1927
May 25, 2018 2:50 pm

Coral Homes Winton 26

Coral Homes Winton 26
QLD

Hi there were in the process of talking with coral about building the Winton in the hunter valley. What are your experiences and would you change anything.

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kazophel
May 25, 2018 2:48 pm

Tiling has started this week. A couple of minor things with waterproofing where identified by the building inspector however these were quickly rectified by the builder.

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Limit_Point
May 25, 2018 2:02 pm

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
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Yep, I agree nada17 and the dream. Kurmond slow delivery begins in the back room, long before construction commences. It’s now been a year since we signed our…

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amegilla
May 25, 2018 1:46 pm

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 35, 36, 37

Thanks buddy. My solicitor hasn’t received any email yet. I have asked him to chase it up.

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Manu2526
May 25, 2018 1:42 pm
CW_L
CW_L
13 h

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
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Yay! Thats great news! Nothing that cant be fixed! I'm glad you haven't had to wait long to get someone out to fix up your issues. How did your retaining wall go? Do…

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CW_L
May 25, 2018 11:37 am
CW_L

Hilbert HGWA Build

Hilbert HGWA Build
WA
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It looks beautiful, Congratulations. Hopefully the bank gets sorted quickly. Building our first custom dream home. https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_ ... are_type=t

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sparrowsnest
May 25, 2018 10:53 am

Building in Melbourne with Metricon - Delta 25

Building in Melbourne with Metricon - Delta 25
VIC
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The display homes are full of extras i.e meaning not included in the basic specifications. You need to check back on your plans and your specifications. Soft close…

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icat2000
May 25, 2018 10:52 am
icat2000

Selecting brivk

Selecting brivk

I really need help to choose brick ASAP.which one to choose Austral Everyday collection Engage or Leisure?

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sonia329
May 25, 2018 10:48 am

Fairhaven Clovelly 225 at Lara Views

Fairhaven Clovelly 225 at Lara Views
VIC
1, 2

Thanks wedge! Which 2 story design did you use? I'd love a 2 story haha. Since stage 7 has been pushed back until maybe august / September we're starting the look at…

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BarlowActon
May 25, 2018 10:47 am

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0
NSW
1 ... 724, 725, 726

Thanks Aaron, everything is not completed as we have to do landscaping, etc. I'm pushing for M to cover the interim OC which the site manager said no to but I think he's…

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Saltwater71
May 25, 2018 10:30 am

And because building never goes smoothly we had our kitchens installed on Tuesday and because of where they cut the slab and filled it in is a hump out kitchen isn't level…

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aphsta
May 25, 2018 10:30 am

Our build experience. Photos, tips etc. 37sq double storey.

Our build experience. Photos, tips etc. 37sq double storey.
VIC

Few more tips for anyone looking to start new build: Expect your land to not get titled on time. Sometimes it can delayed by many months.…

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Loveguru
May 25, 2018 10:00 am
Loveguru

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham
SA
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Hi! Sorry to hear your brickwork has been delayed. I’ve been following your thread for a awhile now (love your floor plan by the way). I just wanted to ask some…

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Infra Red
May 25, 2018 9:57 am


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