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bank
bank
19 July

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...

Thanks! I was hell bent on a skillion roof, it was my non negotiable! It wasn't nearly as expensive as it looks. I think we did well, I heard the price went up…

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bank
Jul 19, 2018 5:47 pm
bank

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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Whenever you get time go and visit your site. Because you want to know the whole process behind the construction. It will alert to the builders and make the work fast and…

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brokenstick
Jul 30, 2018 4:30 pm

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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How's. This.... We have 3 bathrooms each shower has a recess which holds shampoo etc. We wanted tiled 300 x 400. We got 250 x 370 and all three varied in dimensions.…

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michaelyoni64
Jul 04, 2018 9:04 pm
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ratna
Aug 16, 2018 6:55 am

Stormwater Charged System Required?

Stormwater Charged System Required?

Your downpipes are just one issue, the other is site drainage, you should be able to have natural surface drainage to LPD, with charged system you can't.

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building-expert
Aug 16, 2018 6:17 am
building-expert
Dani_J
Dani_J
45 m

Our First Home - Ballarat - Handover Friday

Our First Home - Ballarat - Handover Friday
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Yay for you! Glad you are getting your keys as planned

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Dani_J
Aug 16, 2018 6:13 am

Lucere estate at Leppington

Lucere estate at Leppington
NSW
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My one is from thrive homes. Thanks

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Adiba
Aug 16, 2018 4:32 am

Project builder or custom builder

Project builder or custom builder

Get some more customers builders to price. Well designed and built custom home is a better way to get the maximum value for your hardly earned money. Custom does should…

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alexp79
Aug 16, 2018 1:29 am

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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I did them. It added 3 x double cupboards. I would use them for things I don’t get out all the time. It’s 300 wide.

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cazza70
Aug 15, 2018 11:20 pm

Metricon Franklin 53 modified

Metricon Franklin 53 modified
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

And yes, we went last weekend. It’s beautiful. We also have burnished wood in our selection. Plus kitchen is 2pac with handleless but only on overheads not below…

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stoff17
Aug 15, 2018 10:20 pm

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park
NSW
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cool thanks. I think if you are able to negotiate the price of a 300sqm land to at least $425K then you would be safe.

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kaycee
Aug 15, 2018 10:13 pm

Monument or Surfmist window frame colour?

Monument or Surfmist window frame colour?

I agree I have my Monument And not too dark. I’ve seen lots of black and would consider that next time. Would be interested if it fades... anyone with experience with black?

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Gaudi
Aug 15, 2018 9:51 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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I’m sure a bracket half way down would be sufficient into brick. Bracket or 3 brackets, how much more noise can it make with water going down. I don’t get it but I…

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stoff17
Aug 15, 2018 9:47 pm

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1 ... 26, 27, 28

PCI is in the 29th of August. And hopefully handover on the 8th of September. 🎉🎉

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mj-mac4
Aug 15, 2018 9:46 pm
mj-mac4

Hi All, Quick update, did sign with Platinum but only lost about $15,000 worth of deposit and pre-planning expenses. We ended up getting the home built with a smaller WA…

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207 de
Aug 15, 2018 7:16 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 857, 858, 859

Oh yes if they stuff up they need to rectify it. They made a lot of mistakes with our build and I thought we were fairly understanding with it all. My point is that the…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Aug 15, 2018 7:07 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis
VIC
1 ... 35, 36, 37

So we have been in the new house for 4.5 months. I've just done a blog about our New Home Care Inspection which happened yesterday https://waldorfgrangebuild.wordpress.co…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Aug 15, 2018 7:04 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Yeah I’m hearing you. Our battle has been the weather. So hopefully once external is finished, it’s full steam ahead Metricon Franklin 53 modified

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stoff17
Aug 15, 2018 6:58 pm
Dani_J
Dani_J
12 h

Arden - Votivo 43

Arden - Votivo 43
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

That is so exciting!! Feels so weird until they finally go in. No more ladders!

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Dani_J
Aug 15, 2018 6:30 pm

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Your responsible to pay for it. But it’s not thousands. No where near it. If it’s thousands it could be 2 things. 1 someone else is using the water. And 2 you have…

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Doulton777
Aug 15, 2018 4:28 pm
Doulton777
IamSAM
IamSAM
15 h

When a Granny Flat is not a Granny Flat

When a Granny Flat is not a Granny Flat
NSW

Intergrated Granny - looks like a product for built for AirBnB.

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IamSAM
Aug 15, 2018 4:04 pm
IamSAM
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Tajana
Aug 15, 2018 3:13 pm
Tajana

My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build

My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build
VIC
1 ... 47, 48, 49

Hi Renman, yes includes the rendered fence. That’s a pretty good price if that’s including the fence viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Aug 15, 2018 1:08 pm
Doulton777
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Summitlovin
Aug 15, 2018 12:48 pm

New Living Homes

New Living Homes
NSW
1 ... 40, 41, 42

Any one knows which company does the fly screen / security doors for New Living Homes?

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subhra1981
Aug 15, 2018 11:50 am

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Had our walk through yesterday. Was happy to meet our SS who seems really good. Roof was supposed to go on Monday but due to high winds they have been unable to do so -…

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Bronte19
Aug 15, 2018 11:44 am
IamSAM
IamSAM
20 h

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 556, 557, 558

bestspecials - you are correct about hubby too

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IamSAM
Aug 15, 2018 11:07 am
IamSAM

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park
NSW

We have a 300sqm smart living lot at Bardia. We have signed the contract with Everyday homes. So far the process was smooth and good. If anyone is interest send me a…

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Dee2310
Aug 15, 2018 10:32 am
Absta
Absta
21 h

Greenvale Heritage Views

Greenvale Heritage Views
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hey everyone, i just wanted to say that im so sorry to hear about what is going on with stage 2. I spoke with the council and one of the senior subdivision engineers told…

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Absta
Aug 15, 2018 10:06 am

15th August - Garage went in so at full lock up stage. Lower downpipes, painting and hopefully vanity delivery and potential install. 20th August - tiling wet areas…

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doosra
Aug 15, 2018 9:03 am

Provincial Homes

Provincial Homes
NSW
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Hi SGn3lly We had a feature wall missing in one bathroom, the feature wall tiles on the wrong wall in the ensuite as well as the remainder of the ensuite being done in a…

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Duke145
Aug 15, 2018 8:55 am

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Looking great K&D! So good seeing it all come together. Congratulations.

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SteveMc
Aug 15, 2018 8:23 am
SteveMc

No I did that myself. I took lots of photos before the gyprock went up on the ceiling and so I knew exactly where the joists were and managed to get this screen within 2mm…

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VistaDream
Aug 15, 2018 8:14 am
Jacks
Jacks
Yesterday

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Can anyone please share what the kitchen selections appointment involves, what to take, what discussions you have etc? And if you’re doing a poly kitchen what colours…

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Jacks
Aug 15, 2018 6:35 am
Mr. Sausage
Mr. Sausage
Yesterday

Does bored piers stops slab heave?

Does bored piers stops slab heave?

Add to that poorly maintained neighbouring swimming pools and tree planting without understanding the possible ramifications.

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Mr. Sausage
Aug 15, 2018 12:31 am
Huggies
Huggies
Yesterday

Montgomery Homes - Upslope Block

Montgomery Homes - Upslope Block
NSW

Hi, I guess you have finished your build with Montgomery. How do you find them? Are you happy with the final product? Would you build with them again?

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Huggies
Aug 15, 2018 12:23 am
dunkintoo
dunkintoo
Yesterday

Metricon - Savannah 40 - Adelaide Athelstone

Metricon - Savannah 40 - Adelaide Athelstone
SA
1, 2, 3

Exciting times. :) Congratulations! Look forward to reading about your build progress.

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dunkintoo
Aug 14, 2018 11:27 pm
candiceb
candiceb
Yesterday

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast
QLD
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sorry ive been sesrching brighton again and realised i didnt see your reply. the proce per m2 spunds great :) thanks for taking the time to reply

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candiceb
Aug 14, 2018 9:44 pm
BB87
BB87
Yesterday

Has anyone built with Hotondo?

Has anyone built with Hotondo?
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi Happy Flower. I’m also having the same problemZ said they don’t do base prices as that’s never the cost of the build?! How am I suppose to compare if I don’t…

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BB87
Aug 14, 2018 9:03 pm

Is it me or is the slab very close to the fence? I'm hoping they pour dirt up to the height of the lowest horizontal? I'm not sure if I should bring in an independent…

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pandibabi
Aug 14, 2018 5:00 pm
pandibabi
Monkey55
Monkey55
14 August

Two Wells

Two Wells
SA
1, 2

Yay!!

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Monkey55
Aug 14, 2018 4:30 pm
Monkey55
Monkey55
14 August

Custom build Format Homes SA

Custom build Format Homes SA
SA

Master plans have been approved, footings report and variations received, and most of the selections appointments booked over the next few weeks. Yay for the fun part!!

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Monkey55
Aug 14, 2018 3:50 pm
shazaw
shazaw
14 August

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
1 ... 39, 40, 41

Sandstone slab on top of bricks just like icing on the cake. :wink: Nice one. Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
Aug 14, 2018 1:57 pm
phantom18
phantom18
14 August

Mount Barker Thread

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

I am building in Bluestone, They have mains gas, just wondering do I have to sign up to a provider?

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phantom18
Aug 14, 2018 1:41 pm
mpricecs
mpricecs
14 August

Coral Homes – Grange 29 (St Kilda façade) HB/QLD

Coral Homes – Grange 29 (St Kilda façade) HB/QLD
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

· WEEK 11 - 6/8/2018 - Render and outside carpentry completed. Outside plumbing…

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mpricecs
Aug 14, 2018 12:52 pm
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aphsta
Aug 14, 2018 11:08 am
phantom18
phantom18
14 August

New Home Questions

New Home Questions
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi All, Do you have to do your storwater before the concrete paths around the house go down?

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phantom18
Aug 14, 2018 10:42 am
blackcat20
blackcat20
14 August

Building with Metricon in Sydney

Building with Metricon in Sydney
NSW

Drafting is where we got held up too supposedly, but I actually think it was with engineering which is a 3rd party. The CSCs are generally lovely but they really have…

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blackcat20
Aug 14, 2018 10:02 am
blackcat20

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