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Houspect NSW
Houspect NSW
24 November

How often do you visit your site?

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

Our advice would be to visit as much as possible. Although most site supervisors don't allow access unless they are present for insurance reasons, there is no harm popping…

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Houspect NSW
Nov 24, 2017 10:18 pm
Houspect NSW
Tracyt
Tracyt
21 October

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 50, 51, 52

We planned to do ours after. However we were lucky to find the tiler was happy to do a side job during the build. We are glad we did because now the driveway will…

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Tracyt
Oct 21, 2017 8:00 am
Tracyt
lovisa
lovisa
16 m

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod
SA
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Only reason we went with silver pearl for windows is because we thought a dark colour might look odd inside for us or we might not like it on inside since our inside is…

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lovisa
Dec 14, 2017 11:48 pm
bank
bank
51 m

JG King modified Heywood - Handover tomorrow

JG King modified Heywood - Handover tomorrow
VIC
1 ... 67, 68, 69

Oh no what a bummer! We thought we were going to have the same problem but found out last Friday that westpac didn't need to see the C of O, just proof of insurance and…

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bank
Dec 14, 2017 11:13 pm
bank

Contract in my favour?

Contract in my favour?
QLD

Plainly 16 days build time is a mistake, you know it's a mistake. To try to capitalize on the mistake is plainly dishonest and if you try it you won't succeed legally and…

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133
building-expert
Dec 14, 2017 11:02 pm
building-expert

Arden - Votivo 43

Arden - Votivo 43
VIC
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Almost finished with frame. Delays due to framer (supposedly) having personal issues and not turning up, followed by shortage of trades to replace them, then the super…

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Exxie
Dec 14, 2017 10:36 pm
Manj
Manj
2 h

Arden Developments

Arden Developments
VIC
1 ... 132, 133, 134

Thanks much appreciated :) ...

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Manj
Dec 14, 2017 10:14 pm
Manj
J278
J278
2 h

Individual Design - New Choice Homes

Individual Design - New Choice Homes
WA
1, 2

That’s great news! Our brickies are supposed to start tomorrow. It will be great to watch your build happen as we’re roughly the same time

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J278
Dec 14, 2017 10:14 pm
J278

Our new home

Our new home
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Got the change of occupancy certificate this morning along with the final invoice. The final invoice has been submitted to the bank, so it's really up to them now. Chris…

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Princesssarrah06
Dec 14, 2017 10:13 pm
J278
J278
2 h

1st Build - New Choice Homes

1st Build - New Choice Homes
WA
1, 2

Wow you’ve had a really quick build so far! Following along

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J278
Dec 14, 2017 10:12 pm
J278
JK27
JK27
2 h

Who's building with Clarendon??

Who's building with Clarendon??
NSW
1 ... 908, 909, 910

Thank you Mrs RS - Handover next Wednesday (although haven't seen too many tradies on-site yet :shock:). I hope it's been an awesome month of enjoying your new home....that's…

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JK27
Dec 14, 2017 10:11 pm
JK27
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kaycee
Dec 14, 2017 9:31 pm
ehhc
ehhc
3 h

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Hmm yeah sorry to be demoralising. Maybe they will move quicker... I noticed the thunderbox got taken away. All temp fencing gone except for a few front panels remaining.…

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ehhc
Dec 14, 2017 9:22 pm
ehhc

Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Let the defect remediation begin!

Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Let the defect remediation begin!
NSW
1 ... 181, 182, 183

Oh MrsJM I’m so sorry but I’m laughing about yr delivery man (I know that’s just awful & bad karma to me) but seriously how does this all happen?!?! I agree maybe…

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BrownDog77
Dec 14, 2017 9:08 pm

First jome build SA Hickinbotham

First jome build SA Hickinbotham
SA
1 ... 28, 29, 30

Thats what we thought too... but since we went past daily and the brickies was there we knew what was going on when... and the neighbours keeping an eye for us :)

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lovisa
Dec 14, 2017 8:41 pm

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 508, 509, 510

How clean have your homes been when you did handover? Will I have to do a full clean before I move in? viewtopic.php?t=88323&f=31&p=1771329#p1771329

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H Family
Dec 14, 2017 8:29 pm
H Family
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Kandi
Dec 14, 2017 8:05 pm

The house is an absolute mess haha so I will post some photos when it's not looking like a bomb hit. Our retaining wall was done today and hoping the fence will go ontop…

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Sarah159
Dec 14, 2017 8:02 pm

Metricon Liberty 45 (Turramurra)

Metricon Liberty 45 (Turramurra)
NSW
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Cost to upgrade insulation from R1.5 to 2.5 for walls is $4987. cost to upgrade insulation from R3 to R4 is for celling is $2999 Seems to be very high. how much every one…

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Kandi
Dec 14, 2017 7:16 pm

Building again, Ben Trager homes WA

Building again, Ben Trager homes WA
WA

Prestart done, brain hurting. Now just to wait for the magic numbers.

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tinkster
Dec 14, 2017 7:05 pm
tinkster
ehhc
ehhc
5 h

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
1 ... 55, 56, 57

Hot day to be working in! Hmm so it's not just our place that isn't really been worked on either.

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ehhc
Dec 14, 2017 6:53 pm
ehhc

Anyone building in Plenty Gorge Views estate, South Morang

Anyone building in Plenty Gorge Views estate, South Morang
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi guys Has any one arranged with their builders to do the soil test?

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HHome
Dec 14, 2017 6:42 pm

Coral Homes - Hampton 26 - Tweed

Coral Homes - Hampton 26 - Tweed
NSW

Love your tile selections! Nice work guys! I think tiles are the hardest to choose out of all the selections. I’m glad it’s all over now! I could of spent thousands…

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mj-mac4
Dec 14, 2017 5:31 pm
mj-mac4

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 794, 795, 796

one thing I do know is that is one option I'm not changing as it was the number one change my wife made to the house. As she says it's a non negotiable see more at …

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brucefil2011
Dec 14, 2017 5:31 pm

Bristol (44sq) - Porter Davis Melbourne - New Build

Bristol (44sq) - Porter Davis Melbourne - New Build
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

No handover date yet...we are still quite far from it. Suspect it will drag on until March/April for us...

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sinbox
Dec 14, 2017 5:31 pm

Spectrum Homes - SE QLD

Spectrum Homes - SE QLD
QLD

Not sure if its the same company. I built with a company called Spectrum House & Land P/L about 10 years ago and would never do it with them again. Selections were very…

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volmix
Dec 14, 2017 5:17 pm

ooooooowwwwwww we have bricks!!!!! And a bath hob and more plumbing

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Bri1234
Dec 14, 2017 5:07 pm
Bri1234

Any experiences with Firstyle homes

Any experiences with Firstyle homes
NSW
1 ... 16, 17, 18

so far our experience with firstyle has been good our build should start in January its just been approved by council i,m hoping we don't get caught out by the o.5 percent…

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markandsam
Dec 14, 2017 3:31 pm

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Ormeau Hills: Week 7 Bricks & Plaster

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Ormeau Hills: Week 7 Bricks & Plaster
QLD
1 ... 14, 15, 16

I had a look today and we are only 33 days since site scrape and they are bricking our house today, I have to say so far Coral's speed has been incredible!

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Caydenn
Dec 14, 2017 2:47 pm
Caydenn

Yanchep WA Build with Dreamstart (PLANTER AND LETTERBOX)

Yanchep WA Build with Dreamstart (PLANTER AND LETTERBOX)
WA
1 ... 27, 28, 29

We've had lifestyle quote for our dressing room fit out, nice to see that it looks such good quality! Although our quote was $3,500.... so am looking down the Ikea route as well.

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nicolac34
Dec 14, 2017 2:19 pm
nicolac34
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blackcat20
Dec 14, 2017 2:02 pm
blackcat20

North Shore Newhaven (Sydney)

North Shore Newhaven (Sydney)
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Yeah doesn’t look likely we’ll be in For Xmas now. M are trying to force it but we had a final building inspection this week and there are a number of defects they…

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nomnomnom
Dec 14, 2017 2:00 pm
nomnomnom
amf139
amf139
10 h

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 431, 432, 433

Congrats! I was about to ask the same question. Our slab was completed on the 30 Nov and there has been no action since then. I didn't expect anything would happen…

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amf139
Dec 14, 2017 1:46 pm
amf139
rajah
rajah
11 h

Vision One Homes or Home Group WA

Vision One Homes or Home Group WA
WA

I am looking for good or bad feedback from anyone who has built a double storey home with either of these companies. Thanks in advance.

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rajah
Dec 14, 2017 12:44 pm

Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons build - roof on

Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons build - roof on
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Nope nothing I can do. In fact my fear is that if they redevelop their plans the next iteration could be worse.

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Christoshizz
Dec 14, 2017 10:30 am
Christoshizz

Ausbuild Stretton Heights - First Home Build QLD

Ausbuild Stretton Heights - First Home Build QLD
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Update - The sliding window has been re glazed last Friday/Saturday and replacement roof tiles been delivered as well but no action has been taken. Haven't been able to…

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Mai Panda
Dec 14, 2017 9:29 am
Gio
Gio
15 h

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis
VIC
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Will look fantastic once it's all painted. I accidentally came across the same facade couple of days ago in keysborough, there was a beautiful xmas tree all lit up on the…

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Gio
Dec 14, 2017 9:19 am
Gio

Feedback on Facade pls?

Feedback on Facade pls?
VIC

Cottage pane windows, sash if possible, more traditional style front door painted a contrasting colour to the rest of the house. Eg grey house, white trims, glossy black…

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Hillsbuilds
Dec 14, 2017 9:10 am

Soil has been turned! Okay it’s only for our garage but it is the first time on this block of land soil has been turned! Slab will be done on Friday and garage to go…

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aphsta
Dec 14, 2017 8:04 am
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Lara21
Dec 14, 2017 7:26 am
ehhc
ehhc
17 h

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2
NSW
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Hey, you still have the driveway payment to go right? Hold then ransom over that one... I would haha

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ehhc
Dec 14, 2017 6:43 am
ehhc

Update 2 yrs on: Build with Dreamstart homes

Update 2 yrs on: Build with Dreamstart homes
WA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

I don't want to use public forum to name and shame only. When people/companies do it right, I also write the positive. I wrote the above post because we weren't expecting…

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sofia14
Dec 14, 2017 12:34 am
Melt23
Melt23
Yesterday

Building With Beachwood Constructions

Building With Beachwood Constructions
VIC

Your house is looking great! Have the cupboards been installed yet?

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Melt23
Dec 13, 2017 10:53 pm
Bri1234
Bri1234
Yesterday

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean38 - Bricking!

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean38 - Bricking!
VIC
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Yeah can't blame them, it was hot. Thankfully tomorrows weather has been revised to 25. I thought they did something like acid washing them to clean them up?! LOL ours…

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Bri1234
Dec 13, 2017 10:38 pm
Bri1234

Scrap that. First and last bathroom pics are the ensuite and the middle bathroom pic is the kids main batgroom vanity. Here is their shower, upload failed for some reason.

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KatrinaH
Dec 13, 2017 10:26 pm
Hailsm
Hailsm
Yesterday

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Yeah getting there. Still no one onsite again today though Yeah I think so, he said to me a couple months back that it shpuld be done by christmas but don't…

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Hailsm
Dec 13, 2017 10:03 pm
Hailsm

Our First Home - Ballarat - Build Contracts signed

Our First Home - Ballarat - Build Contracts signed
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Nor should there be... as banks won't put up with Builders site Cost Gouging on tight lending budgets Goodluck

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 13, 2017 9:50 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

A prospective Fencing issue

A prospective Fencing issue
VIC

The fencing company I went through contact the owner on my behalf. They got details through council. - View my blog at www.waldorfgrangebuild.wordpress.com

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Dec 13, 2017 9:45 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
buildinsydney
buildinsydney
Yesterday

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0
NSW
1 ... 718, 719, 720

Thanks Gibson My house is definitely 40 years old and there is asbestos. That's why I am keen to go with a demolisher who is reliable. Most of the builders such as…

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buildinsydney
Dec 13, 2017 9:01 pm

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