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bank
bank
12 h

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
periperi
periperi
4 July

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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We visit the site every day or two. It's worth asking your supervisor when various tradies will be scheduled to be there. I agree with the comment above that it's more…

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periperi
Jul 04, 2018 2:43 pm
periperi

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

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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PCI tomorrow!! Oh I hope everything goes well for you. And it’s all good. Keep us posted viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Jul 20, 2018 1:11 am
Doulton777

What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell

What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell
VIC
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Hi Frankie, The hope all goes well with your build. Can’t stess how important it is to ensure you have a good brickie especially with a painted face brick like the…

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Gran Sasso
Jul 20, 2018 12:12 am
tand
tand
6 h

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
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Hi All, We are getting ready for our internal selections. Just wondering if anyone chose a white/light coloured caesar stone for their kitchen and if they had any…

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tand
Jul 19, 2018 11:46 pm

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
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Thanks cat_dunc. Still we haven't got paperwork ... we are praying that we will get it in the morning. Received quote for custom made master bed wardrobe the price was…

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shazaw
Jul 19, 2018 10:55 pm

Been holding off any updates as not a whole heap has happened and to be honest, we are so angry! There is a beam running down the middle of the hallway. Asked around,…

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SKND10
Jul 19, 2018 10:36 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Thanks for sharing! I was just reading your blog about a cold water point for the washing machine. Is it not standard to have this? I don’t think we asked for…

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becks81
Jul 19, 2018 10:29 pm

Our Metricon Liberty 45 on the Northern Beaches, Sydney

Our Metricon Liberty 45 on the Northern Beaches, Sydney
NSW
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Thank you, its very trying indeed! Yes sounds like you’ll be needing a new tap. Nothing surprises me anymore with these builders. Hope you find some peace, and…

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HGMbuild
Jul 19, 2018 10:00 pm
HGMbuild

MOVING - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome

MOVING - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome
QLD
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yay! finally! i bet those walls look so good! we have our electrical fitout this week. Really looking forward to seeing our feature lights installed.

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gr8ly
Jul 19, 2018 9:38 pm
gr8ly

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate
QLD
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how did handover go?!?!?!!! :) :) haha yeah time to start saving for luscious green grass now then.

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gr8ly
Jul 19, 2018 9:37 pm
gr8ly
Manj
Manj
8 h

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Site start

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Site start
VIC
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Awesome! Sounds great Clareymoo! Best wishes

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Manj
Jul 19, 2018 9:18 pm
Manj

Custom Home Builders

Custom Home Builders

Yes I think there’s is definitely a premium in Sydney, our custom build is definitely over the $2000sqm

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gogo65
Jul 19, 2018 9:02 pm
gogo65

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
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Thanks....heaps...yes they are powering along. Our facade is Clarion.

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excited_builders
Jul 19, 2018 8:07 pm
blg
blg
10 h

Mimosa homes

Mimosa homes
VIC
1, 2

Hi Wild, I do not have any other option. Only way to get aroud this trap is to get all documentation done withing 14 days after paying deposit, which will never happen.

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blg
Jul 19, 2018 8:03 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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We’ve got a custom gate on order with Polvin Fencing. It’s a white PVC Hamptons look. Can’t wait to see it installed.

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Jul 19, 2018 7:53 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29
QLD
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I would still love some if that’s ok

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Tash801
Jul 19, 2018 7:45 pm

JG King modified Heywood - Landscaping

JG King modified Heywood - Landscaping
VIC
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We have been reading posts on this site for some time as we also built a JGKings house. Our initial experience with Kings was great however we completely changed the…

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XRbarra
Jul 19, 2018 7:41 pm

Crown Hill Estate Riverstone

Crown Hill Estate Riverstone
NSW
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Hi Michael, Please share the latest on stage 3 registration, are we still looking at July end realistically? Thanks

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shokeen
Jul 19, 2018 7:37 pm

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
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Looking great Drew...its truly powering along. We too have to get driveway n fence quotes....if u get a good person or company please share the details and I will do the…

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excited_builders
Jul 19, 2018 6:06 pm

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie
NSW
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I love your home. It looks amazing. We had handover at just over 11 months. We have lived in it for 7 weeks now. And the last 5 weeks have been tradies coming in and…

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Doulton777
Jul 19, 2018 5:41 pm
Doulton777

Metricon Liberty 38/42

Metricon Liberty 38/42

Thanks Chez...much appreciated!

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Equiped
Jul 19, 2018 5:03 pm

Floor tiling

Floor tiling

I've never built a project home, only done renovations of existing and a custom build, but can’t you negotiate to buy all the tiles and have the builder’s tiler lay…

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arcadelt
Jul 19, 2018 4:27 pm
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Nawsome
Jul 19, 2018 4:18 pm
Nawsome

Contract signing tips and traps

Contract signing tips and traps

If you want a landscape that is non AS2870 compliant (i.e. 900mm concrete all around, lawn, shrubs and small trees in that order), give it to your builder before you sign…

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kirashogun
Jul 19, 2018 3:42 pm

Metricon Glendale 38 in SYD

Metricon Glendale 38 in SYD
NSW
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Following your thread CKY... looking forward to watching the progress of your build :-D Hope its all going smoothly!

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shokel1975
Jul 19, 2018 2:50 pm
shokel1975

Metricon Franklin 53 modified

Metricon Franklin 53 modified
SA
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That sure is a monster house Stoff17! You are towering over your neighbours! Looks fantastic :-D

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shokel1975
Jul 19, 2018 2:42 pm
shokel1975

Coral Homes Modified Manhattan 23 in Brookhaven Estate

Coral Homes Modified Manhattan 23 in Brookhaven Estate

Just saw your thread. We ended up doing Ice Snow for the kitchen benchtops with Burnished Wood for the base cabinets and White Silk for the overheads. It has turned out…

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bestspecials
Jul 19, 2018 1:53 pm
bestspecials

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville
NSW
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Hi Ive just been up at the estate and disappointed in the gardens - I thought the developer was going to keep them watered and looking good for the firs 18 months or was…

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Stimpson
Jul 19, 2018 12:20 pm

Rawson build in Cameron Park

Rawson build in Cameron Park
NSW
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Thanks for that. We have a really big back lounge at the moment so maybe that why. Good Luck with the rest of the build.

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Nat12Kel123
Jul 19, 2018 11:42 am
Mimz87
Mimz87
18 h

Building with Simonds in Sydney

Building with Simonds in Sydney
NSW

Hi First one, We are currently building with Simonds. Contract was signed in September 2017. Gallery took the longest a couple of months due to a shortage of staff…

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Mimz87
Jul 19, 2018 11:33 am
atemby
atemby
19 h

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT
WA
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Thanks hun im obsessed with them! hows your house going must be so good for it to be yours! cant believe how quick both our houses went! im hoping i get keys end of july…

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atemby
Jul 19, 2018 10:58 am
atemby

Our First Home - Ballarat - Welcome to Final Stages

Our First Home - Ballarat - Welcome to Final Stages
VIC
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I got the light from a store in Ormond, Melbourne. Its called Missy Pendant 3 Light. But comes is a smaller version. This online store has it too.

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icat2000
Jul 19, 2018 10:45 am
icat2000

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - Settlement! WE ARE IN!!!

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - Settlement! WE ARE IN!!!
VIC
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Maintenance time. Our maintenance inspection is book. Not looking forward to more trade appts etc but will be nice to hopefully get the things that are bugging us sorted out.

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Bri1234
Jul 19, 2018 10:43 am
Bri1234

Plumbing rough-in completed Really happy so far with everything. I had a quick chat with the plumbers who were finishing up for the day. Even they commented on how big…

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BrentandAllison
Jul 19, 2018 8:52 am
BrentandAllison
Drew01
Drew01
21 h

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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Depends on the relationship between you and your SS I guess... You may find he/she doesn't want to, due to our not being what's on your bill of materials.

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Drew01
Jul 19, 2018 8:20 am
Drew01

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)
QLD
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Thanks. Hubby was there yesterday and he said that from the outside it looked like all the little jobs had been finished and it looked very clean. He didn't even want…

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bestspecials
Jul 19, 2018 7:45 am
bestspecials

Custom KDR Canberra

Custom KDR Canberra
ACT

Thanks for the comments! Some interesting points we hadn't considered and glad that it seems mostly OK. We might need to rethink some of the west facing windows. The…

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Trimega
Jul 19, 2018 7:45 am

Custom build Infinity estate VIC

Custom build Infinity estate VIC
VIC

Framing. Added an album because it's a lot of pics You can find that here https://m.imgur.com/a/btflvla

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ThemightyMoose
Jul 19, 2018 6:57 am
rexus
rexus
23 h

Lighting recommendations in Sydney

Lighting recommendations in Sydney
NSW

Hi all Have started building our new house and looking for some recommendations for lighting shops. I’ve visited the usual suspects - beacon lighting and a couple in…

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rexus
Jul 19, 2018 6:33 am
rexus
rexus
23 h

Whitsunday Orpheus Bricks

Whitsunday Orpheus Bricks
NSW

Hi all I’m building at the moment and our Orpheus bricks have been delivered. Anyone else on here who has recently built with Orpheus bricks? If so would love to see…

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rexus
Jul 19, 2018 6:29 am
MorningStar
MorningStar
Yesterday

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
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SS ---> Area Manager ---> Construction Manager ---> General Manager Ask your preConstruction admin for their contact details.

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MorningStar
Jul 18, 2018 10:14 pm
MorningStar
gr8ly
gr8ly
Yesterday

Valeco first time build North Brisbane

Valeco first time build North Brisbane
QLD
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haha no please overshare! we might not be having a smooth run, but im glad to hear others are. Our electrical is being installed this week which is exciting. Hoping to…

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gr8ly
Jul 18, 2018 8:41 pm
gr8ly
Dylandbrooke
Dylandbrooke
Yesterday

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / July 9th - Electrical fitout starts

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / July 9th - Electrical fitout starts
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Whatttttttt?!!! You're almost done! How awesome does everything look. Your colours look the best to me.... i maybe bias 😉 or we both just have good taste 😉

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Dylandbrooke
Jul 18, 2018 8:22 pm
Dylandbrooke
SileNceR
SileNceR
Yesterday

Building Simonds Hudson in Warrnambool Vic

Building Simonds Hudson in Warrnambool Vic
VIC
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I vaguely recall you mentioning this before. I’d say the split crossover was a cost savings measure (that has ultimately cost you more!!)

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SileNceR
Jul 18, 2018 5:54 pm
Variegated
Variegated
18 July

Take Two

Take Two
ACT
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Thank you everyone. There is a bit more progress, but no improvement in the communication. I have made it quite clear to the builder, his son and the electrician when I…

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Variegated
Jul 18, 2018 4:07 pm
Variegated

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