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amilelka
amilelka
7 January

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1, 2, 3

We chose vinyl timber look Venetians for our windows. We have a park across the road so we wanted to be able to completely open the blinds for the views. Plus it was a…

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amilelka
Jan 07, 2019 3:38 pm
dany
dany
17 December 2018

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 30, 31, 32

well they have said they will replace the doors and dry out the floor. I have asked them to get the stairs assessed by the supplier / manufacturer . There is a race…

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dany
Dec 17, 2018 8:02 pm
dany

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 52, 53, 54

Largely depends on the brand of stone. Quantum stone only go to 3mtrs so we kept ours to that to avoid a join

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Melos
Jan 23, 2019 6:24 am

Bellriver Homes

Bellriver Homes
NSW

Yes I am building with Bellriver. So far, I had good experience. Thanks

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firsthomebuyer2019
Jan 23, 2019 11:49 am

Split level in Kellyville

Split level in Kellyville
NSW

Hello, How is your project going? We are also in DA approval stage. Nervous and excited at the same time! Are you demolishing and rebuilding?

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aadnil
Jan 23, 2019 11:48 am

Bellriver Homes - Rochester 18

Bellriver Homes - Rochester 18

thanks for replying . There will be another door to Alfresco - it will open from three sides. Another sliding to living room to give access to garden.

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firsthomebuyer2019
Jan 23, 2019 11:47 am

KDR - Greystanes NSW - Lily Homes, Jasmine 34/36

KDR - Greystanes NSW - Lily Homes, Jasmine 34/36
NSW

Hi Juzbuz, We are doing KDR and Lily Home is our builder. Every job is different but so many things are common too. What do you want to know precisely? Regards. S

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shammi329
Jan 23, 2019 11:21 am
shammi329

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi excited. I’m also building with Metricon and very close to finishing. Carpet is going in this week. The certificate of occupancy - I guess that would be interim one,…

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Hurlingham
Jan 23, 2019 11:02 am

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Hi Nirban, Just wondering how you have found Macro as I don't think Andy wasn't too happy with their service and it's always helpful to get a few different…

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JiMb00
Jan 23, 2019 10:46 am
JiMb00
RPG
RPG
1 h

Demo on a SLOPEY BLOCK

Demo on a SLOPEY BLOCK

I would like to demo my old house, but it's on a slopey block in Oyster Bay... Not the best access either! Do you have recommendations or suggestions on who not to…

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RPG
Jan 23, 2019 10:38 am

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?
NSW

It is actually CDC - Compliance Development Certificate for demolition. Site Demo used "Greenfield Certifers". I would suggest as soon as you have locked down your…

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Vivek28
Jan 23, 2019 10:38 am
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Josh3003
Jan 23, 2019 10:27 am

You've got to wonder...I certainly dont see the point of upgrading to a nice handle on the inside and leaving the cheap looking one on the outside. All systems go to…

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blackcat20
Jan 23, 2019 10:17 am
blackcat20

Our Bordeaux 56 Build in Sydney

Our Bordeaux 56 Build in Sydney
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Thanks for this. Yes I have these off the website, but I noticed someone in the thread was starting a 56A build. I am looking at building the 56A in Brisbane. My…

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paddycc
Jan 23, 2019 10:05 am

Bradford homes sa- any experiences?

Bradford homes sa- any experiences?
SA

Not particularly. I think the problem is that the inclusions levels are different, and it's hard to get them to match the same level of inclusions. In retrospect it…

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Ezuku
Jan 23, 2019 10:02 am

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 413, 414, 415

No, the discount is retail not trade...

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Drew01
Jan 23, 2019 9:59 am
Drew01

I haven't had a chance to update on the pending defect work that is still outstanding on our build...It's been a busy few weeks to say the least so I haven't had a chance…

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bumblebee1985
Jan 23, 2019 9:55 am

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.
VIC
1, 2

They're really poor when it comes t communication. You don't get updates and doesn't even return your call. But you need to constantly call them to get an update. I'm…

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unoimgr8st
Jan 23, 2019 9:33 am

New Home Build - Acreage Layout

New Home Build - Acreage Layout

Thanks WowBingo. Has taken quite a lot of time to come up with the plan! We currently have 3.8x3.8 bedrooms in our house and the extra room makes a big difference to the…

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mitker
Jan 23, 2019 8:13 am

Marraya paniculata. Has white flowers and produces a really nice fragrance. We have the option to use this as a hedge too later if we want.

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Guy T
Jan 23, 2019 1:49 am

Building with Hudson Homes

Building with Hudson Homes
NSW

After starting our process with Hudson's in July 2018 we were very excited to get started. With a delay in the registration of our land final contract was signed Jan 2018.…

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madilwalker
Jan 23, 2019 12:04 am

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW

Thanks will double check that 😄

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Mish018
Jan 22, 2019 10:51 pm
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gogo65
Jan 22, 2019 9:51 pm
gogo65

Plastering has commenced

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Manj
Jan 22, 2019 8:46 pm
Manj

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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For anyone who’s done the ground level tiles after handover - what is the typical thickness of the grout + tile? What to make sure the beaches are the correct height

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Steven155
Jan 22, 2019 8:20 pm

Building Inspector - how many & what stage

Building Inspector - how many & what stage

Structural Building certification is currently under review in Light of the I tend to Agree with These Comments “Building surveyors (also known as private certifiers)…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 22, 2019 7:12 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

JG King Homes Colour Selection

JG King Homes Colour Selection

Hi Anyone who has or are building through JG king Homes. What are their standard colour choices like? Do they have much of a range. Did you upgrade?

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DustyBlue
Jan 22, 2019 4:19 pm
gogo65
gogo65
20 h

Selecting brivk

Selecting brivk

It’s very difficult to provide any help, when there is no context to the question. To get an opinion, you need to provide a picture of the facade, colour of windows,…

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gogo65
Jan 22, 2019 3:41 pm
gogo65
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
Yesterday

Hot water systems? Is LPG an affordable option?

Hot water systems? Is LPG an affordable option?

If we go with the gas HWS then no option but to run off LPG bottles as there is no mains gas supply in the rural area we are building. At this stage we expect the…

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Bebbsy
Jan 22, 2019 11:13 am
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
Yesterday

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Love your photos. Have you taken any in rooms that have the Karndean vinyl planks?

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Bebbsy
Jan 22, 2019 11:04 am
sharmin
sharmin
Yesterday

Newport 275

Newport 275
VIC

It's been seven months since fairheaven started our house but still didn't finish the brick work. Feeling so disappointed why they are working so slow. Most of the time…

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sharmin
Jan 22, 2019 10:55 am
Rhani89
Rhani89
Yesterday

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1, 2

Hi everyone we have been quoted $8900 for a 57msq aggregate driveway. This is just totally out of budget, and makes me think we could possibly get a better price doing it…

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Rhani89
Jan 22, 2019 8:10 am
Amanda_Ly
Amanda_Ly
Yesterday

Tender presentation with Hall & Hart

Tender presentation with Hall & Hart

Hi Al, I'm building in Baulkham Hills, NSW. :)

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Amanda_Ly
Jan 22, 2019 7:28 am
gogo65
gogo65
Yesterday

BURBANK HOMES

BURBANK HOMES

Probably like most people he’s, they saw their daughterisplay home. Not sure anyone would choose a builder just via google!

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gogo65
Jan 22, 2019 7:20 am
gogo65

Pre DA what does it really tell you likely with Vogue homes

Pre DA what does it really tell you likely with Vogue homes
NSW

Hi Paz, I just sent you a quick PM regarding your duplex builder/package search. Regards, Al.

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BuildlifeProjects
Jan 22, 2019 4:35 am
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
Yesterday

Using exposed brick for a feature wall

Using exposed brick for a feature wall

Thank you. I’ve not seen these before, will definitely check them out at the Austral Display centre.

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Bebbsy
Jan 22, 2019 1:36 am
Paz
Paz
21 January

Knock down and rebuild duplex

Knock down and rebuild duplex
NSW

Hey leesah. Hope the build has gone (Or going) well. Who did you end up going with and why?

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Paz
Jan 21, 2019 11:26 pm
Lksinnott
Lksinnott
21 January

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310
NSW

I’d love to follow your thread as we are keen on this design/floorplan also. You mentioned you’d put the link in but I can’t seem to find it anywhere??

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Lksinnott
Jan 21, 2019 10:55 pm
Irish16
Irish16
21 January

Building with Ausbuild at Harrington Estate, Bridgeman Downs

Building with Ausbuild at Harrington Estate, Bridgeman Downs
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Yes I think they’ve been quite quick and mostly did a good job. After painting you’re on the home stretch :)

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Irish16
Jan 21, 2019 10:12 pm
Mec06
Mec06
21 January

Trinity Lux Q1 - Plantation Homes QLD

Trinity Lux Q1 - Plantation Homes QLD
QLD
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hello! We have 2 little inside dogs, 1 is white and the other a light brown and the floors arnt nearly as bad as I wAs expecting, our previous white tiles I thought…

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Mec06
Jan 21, 2019 9:59 pm
Mec06
WowBingo
WowBingo
21 January

Building the Metricon Doulton

Building the Metricon Doulton
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Wowza! Massive looking house

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WowBingo
Jan 21, 2019 9:31 pm
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
21 January

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Cheers for that, and good luck with the last stages of your build. 😀

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Bebbsy
Jan 21, 2019 8:53 pm
Tash801
Tash801
21 January

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Looks really good. It’s so exciting seeing it all come together. We had our benchtops and sinks go in. Painting was supposed to start today too but it didn’t. Should…

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Tash801
Jan 21, 2019 8:47 pm
dipendra
dipendra
21 January

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park
NSW
1, 2

Hi landofoz, Congrats for your council approval and CC. Which one is your lot and which builder are you using?

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dipendra
Jan 21, 2019 6:42 pm
steel
steel
21 January

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park
WA
1, 2

So upstairs walls are in and roofing done. Looks beautiful. Stuck my head upstairs to try and get a feel for the rooms. In some ways it seems much bigger but the MBR and…

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steel
Jan 21, 2019 12:42 pm
MyFirst
MyFirst
21 January

Brick Issue with new house, rendering whole house, re-bricki

Brick Issue with new house, rendering whole house, re-bricki

I read cement render can crack more often compare to acrylic. Is that true?

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MyFirst
Jan 21, 2019 9:36 am
MrsJM
MrsJM
21 January

Exposed waffle pod after slab pour?

Exposed waffle pod after slab pour?
NSW

I know it’s hard to tell from the photo but it’s definitely the pod. You can when see indentations from where things have bumped it. Sounds like it’s definitely…

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MrsJM
Jan 21, 2019 7:29 am
MrsJM
selva
selva
21 January

New Home on Block with 2.5m fall

New Home on Block with 2.5m fall

We bit the bullet and bought the block, convenience and location was ideal for our circumstances. Now to work with the land and find a builder to help build our home.…

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selva
Jan 21, 2019 5:08 am
Tash801
Tash801
20 January

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
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Did you upgrade the carpet or was it just layed poorly

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Tash801
Jan 20, 2019 9:37 pm
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MrsAJ
Jan 20, 2019 9:25 pm
InvincibleInDN
InvincibleInDN
20 January

Building Windsor 40 with Eden Brae (Caddens)

Building Windsor 40 with Eden Brae (Caddens)
NSW

I believe if it's done right, waffle pod is a bad at all. I am hoping for it. :)

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InvincibleInDN
Jan 20, 2019 9:21 pm
InvincibleInDN

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