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pandibabi
pandibabi
25 March

Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover

Oh I did not think of it being a pull down I think it's more of a permanent structure 🤣if you can engineer that would be interesting!

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pandibabi
Mar 25, 2018 1:14 pm
pandibabi
Aitch
Aitch
14 April

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 29, 30, 31

About once a week, but there have been times where I've not looked for a few weeks, mainly due to lack of progress (at least 6 months into build - 10 months from contract…

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Aitch
Apr 14, 2018 1:09 pm
shokel1975
shokel1975
Yesterday

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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Look at recessing your stacker doors into the slab, so that there is no railing to step/trip over when doors to alfresco are open. We have been quoted only $220 to…

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shokel1975
Apr 24, 2018 2:23 pm
shokel1975

Metricon Franklin 53 modified

Metricon Franklin 53 modified
SA
1, 2, 3

Absolutely Doulton, The SS is the one that delivers your build. So if he demands quality and good finished work. I can’t see why it can’t be pushed through if the…

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stoff17
Apr 25, 2018 10:02 pm
gr8ly
gr8ly
15 m

Scenic Rim QLD Acreage Build With Bold Living.

Scenic Rim QLD Acreage Build With Bold Living.
QLD
1 ... 26, 27, 28

hahah! yes please do! Supposedly the display's official opening is this weekend, but not even half the homes are open

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gr8ly
Apr 25, 2018 10:00 pm
gr8ly

Definitely well on the way to handover next Friday. The portaloo is gone, as has the final rubbish skip. With the final skip load going, the driveway has been poured,…

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algernon
Apr 25, 2018 10:00 pm
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Tribe7
Apr 25, 2018 9:53 pm
Tribe7
Tribe7
Tribe7
24 m

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hey Drew, How will you design your drive way? will you box up a solid ramped driveway into your garage? Sorry for the questions. When I realized your garage floor height…

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Tribe7
Apr 25, 2018 9:51 pm
Tribe7

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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I would definitely speak to your CSR as it’s not a change as per your tender I would assume cables are roughed in priors to walls going up and panels are installed…

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Manhattan52
Apr 25, 2018 9:46 pm
Tribe7
Tribe7
32 m

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

OMG I think I broke a sweat reading what you had to get done in an hour holy cow!! Well done on smashing it out, excellent news they took a form too I’m really hoping it…

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Tribe7
Apr 25, 2018 9:43 pm
Tribe7
JB1
JB1
33 m

MDF vs timber stair

MDF vs timber stair

My opinion on them? The good? They are cheap. The bad? You already pointed them out.

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JB1
Apr 25, 2018 9:43 pm

New home - builders margin?

New home - builders margin?
NSW

20-25% is standard for a fixed price or cost plus contract. Cost plus contacts aren't as common but the ones I have worked on have been around 20-25% builders margin…

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Dr.Buildwell
Apr 25, 2018 8:15 pm

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - Epoxy Garage Floor!

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - Epoxy Garage Floor!
QLD
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Thanks Allblaqk I was really gutted he was a lovely fluff bum. The kids answer was to get me another kitten, I said no. I will wait for quite a while before I get…

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Tribe7
Apr 25, 2018 8:04 pm
Tribe7

What is a reasonable Builder's Margin?

What is a reasonable Builder's Margin?
NSW

A building margin is part of the contract price therefore needs to be disclosed in the contract. 20-25% is a standard margin

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Dr.Buildwell
Apr 25, 2018 8:04 pm
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mj-mac4
Apr 25, 2018 8:03 pm
mj-mac4

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes

Hi Sydmate, it’s not clear what your issue is from your post and I absolutely disagree with your final statement. Please PM me with the specific details and I will…

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WisdomHomes
Apr 25, 2018 7:53 pm
WisdomHomes

Our First Home - Ballarat - Welcome to Wrapville!!!

Our First Home - Ballarat - Welcome to Wrapville!!!
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Thanks but we had already brought them. Sniff. Never mind. Win some lose some.

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icat2000
Apr 25, 2018 7:26 pm
icat2000

Our Langford Countryside - Allworth homes

Our Langford Countryside - Allworth homes
NSW
1, 2

Looking great Homestead, not long to go now 👍👍

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mrbiggens
Apr 25, 2018 7:19 pm
mrbiggens

First Home owners/builders

First Home owners/builders
QLD

Thanks for all that :) we have already done all those steps and decided on everything. Everything is set in stone... was just saying if anyone had used similar…

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tarlingn1
Apr 25, 2018 7:07 pm

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310
NSW
1, 2

I like the grey Marz, if you stay with the grey you could change your handles to black and maybe have black pendant lights and stools?? The black subways do look good…

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Tribe7
Apr 25, 2018 7:06 pm
Tribe7

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 846, 847, 848

I can highly recommend them. I like the look of white rocks coming through and my asphalt is done loke that. It takes anout y months for the white rocks to start popping…

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brucefil2011
Apr 25, 2018 6:57 pm

SBG Homes

SBG Homes

No Progress. Thanks for starting a new thread for SBG Homes so we can share our experiences. We are building with SBG and having a lot of problems. We have been at…

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newbuild2
Apr 25, 2018 6:49 pm

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

A fire pit is high on our list too, as I miss the open fire place we had at our old place.

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blackcat20
Apr 25, 2018 6:33 pm
blackcat20

sbg homes

sbg homes
VIC

No progress, I like your forum username, so appropriate for Slow Building Group (SBG). Glad to hear from you. The contract completion date was supposed to be end of…

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newbuild2
Apr 25, 2018 6:29 pm

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Thanks a lot, Seren1ty & kjane, your information are so helpful for me! Many Thanks

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Tea Land
Apr 25, 2018 5:56 pm

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
1 ... 70, 71, 72

We requested formally to our SS if we could start all outdoor jobs by email this afternoon. Like steps for laundry, fencing side security gates, retaining walls on the…

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shazaw
Apr 25, 2018 5:55 pm

Oh and we are doing similar style of house, colours and landscape, also doing gardenias and our landscaper suggested these in between for low coverage. they aren’t…

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Ezza78
Apr 25, 2018 5:17 pm
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Ezza78
Apr 25, 2018 5:04 pm

Alfresco roof ideas please

Alfresco roof ideas please
NSW

Looks great, love your doors, and also brick selection, is it truffle by Pgh?

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Tintin444
Apr 25, 2018 4:44 pm

Who is Building with Sienna homes in Melbourne

Who is Building with Sienna homes in Melbourne
VIC

Just wondering if you ended up building with Sienna Homes? We are currently in talks with them but I haven't found any verified purchase reviews anywhere online 🤔 Thank you!

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RencyMc59
Apr 25, 2018 3:51 pm

Pewter vs blue steel flash

Pewter vs blue steel flash

We are at colour selection stage and a big headache for brick colour selection. If anyone had photos of blue steel house and pewter house. Could you please share them?

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Soho30
Apr 25, 2018 3:45 pm

Building again, Ben Trager homes WA

Building again, Ben Trager homes WA
WA
1, 2, 3

Would love to see your plans etc. we are building in Harrisdale

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tinkster
Apr 25, 2018 2:51 pm
tinkster

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
1 ... 36, 37, 38

Always good to have face to face meeting with SS, easy to solve any misunderstanding problems. Slowly things are getting done. not long to go trimum. :-D I don't know how…

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shazaw
Apr 25, 2018 2:39 pm

Metricon Liberty 38/42

Metricon Liberty 38/42

Libeety 40 with luxe inclusions (except bathrooms) costed us $555000

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chezhia
Apr 25, 2018 2:27 pm

Our KDR Project - Canberra

Our KDR Project - Canberra
ACT

Hi All, This is sandpit floor-plan we are maintaining to visualize concepts and modifications to base plan before passing it to our architect to materialise the…

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tajil
Apr 25, 2018 2:23 pm

Buying land at Tallawong Road Rouse Hill

Buying land at Tallawong Road Rouse Hill
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hello all, I am planning to buy a land in this area, can you help me what could be the per square meter price for a 300 sqm land in that area about 1km from new station.

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nikhilk
Apr 25, 2018 2:16 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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Savannah is a beautiful house. One of the best designs in the freedom range. viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Apr 25, 2018 1:10 pm
Doulton777

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
1 ... 28, 29, 30

We got a quote from them too and they were quite reasonable and have a range of stencils. Metricon Liberty 45, Ryde NSW http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=82846

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Quirmeball1280
Apr 25, 2018 1:07 pm
Quirmeball1280
jamesn
jamesn
10 h

Metricon - Savannah 34 build in Brisbane

Metricon - Savannah 34 build in Brisbane
QLD

I can build to the boundary on garage side and have 1m on the other side. Just need to be sure the width meet regulations. Let say I can fit both and want as much storage…

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jamesn
Apr 25, 2018 12:07 pm

Update 25/04: Bricks finally have started as of late last week. Waterproofing has been done Electrical cut out has also been done. Continutation of bricks this week,…

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zooch84
Apr 25, 2018 12:02 pm

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 539, 540, 541

Yes this is what I’m worried about! Technically the meter box and tank never fitted in this spot they drew it all wrong this is why we initially had space for a gate…

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Ryan2007
Apr 25, 2018 11:34 am
Ryan2007

First Build with Summit Perth WA

First Build with Summit Perth WA
WA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

I loved the Carrara as it went well with the different grey floor tiles and it kept the bathrooms quite clean/modern. It should make my ensuite shower seem much lighter…

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Summitlovin
Apr 25, 2018 10:29 am

Metricon Winchester 28- Construction

Metricon Winchester 28- Construction
VIC
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Wine It's been a lot of stress and frustration so I can only hope the build moves more smoothly.

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blackcat20
Apr 25, 2018 10:08 am
blackcat20

gas line connected to wrong spot

gas line connected to wrong spot
VIC

Morning. Just wondering what happened with your gas meter? Did it get moved? Ours was installed yesterday and is about a meter away from our gas point.

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Bri1234
Apr 25, 2018 9:42 am
Bri1234
J278
J278
13 h

Hilbert HGWA Build

Hilbert HGWA Build
WA
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I’ve had trouble getting quotes most places want to meet on site and a few haven’t replied. We’re in Melbourne next week for a small holiday so it’ll be the main…

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J278
Apr 25, 2018 9:36 am
J278

Independent Building Inspector

Independent Building Inspector
VIC
1, 2

Thank you Gaudi and Lolly. I will check David out too. appreciate it 😊

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shokel1975
Apr 25, 2018 8:54 am
shokel1975
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kailie86
Apr 25, 2018 8:15 am
kailie86
trimum
trimum
15 h

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
1 ... 32, 33, 34

Yesss!!! One step closer to the elusive

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trimum
Apr 25, 2018 7:23 am
trimum
tina v
tina v
16 h

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
1, 2

Hi PBN84, Just wondering if you received your engineering report back yet? How much did the footings end up coming to for you? We received a letter from Fairland…

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tina v
Apr 25, 2018 5:56 am



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