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Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover
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I've decided that instead of the barn doors for the media - I'll build a vertical timber slatted partition wall. While it looks simple, I'm assuming that building off site…

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BrentandAllison
Jun 25, 2018 3:06 pm
BrentandAllison

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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I agree with you that it is the tradies you need to watch as in the end they are the ones who will likely make a mega-blunder and not the supervisor (that was the case 20…

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Mr. Sausage
Jun 14, 2018 12:14 pm

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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Duma Fossil is one of the top Indonesian providers of wholesale petrified wood products, wholesale home decor petrified wood…

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springtime
May 20, 2018 9:24 am

I tried real hard to find a pic where our fascias always looked darker then our roof from afar but on closer inspection they were the same. Hopefully it’s the same…

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Emmz70
Jun 25, 2018 9:41 pm
SW2772
SW2772
23 m

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home
NSW
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Thanks for the advice aphsta.... now i will get my spreadsheet started with the info. All that pricing seems pretty reasonable.:-D

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SW2772
Jun 25, 2018 9:24 pm
GLO
GLO
51 m

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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thanks. I visited the showroom a few weeks ago at https://smarthomeworks.com.au/c4-yourself-day/ They were using the Control4 platform. Have you heard of that?

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GLO
Jun 25, 2018 8:56 pm
gr8ly
gr8ly
52 m

Custom VALECO build - BRISBANE

Custom VALECO build - BRISBANE
QLD
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thanks breebarter i'm confident everything will be fixed to a high standard, but very disappointed that we will be going over contract. If the pace continues the way it…

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gr8ly
Jun 25, 2018 8:55 pm
gr8ly

Week 5 Think I will keep it short and sweet this week as I am lazy and busy (end of financial year and all!) We did not have time this week to…

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Kollosche
Jun 25, 2018 8:54 pm

First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane

First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane
WA
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chrinee i'll live my estate dreams through you haha! i'm sure everything will be fixed eventually, just wish it was within contract.

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gr8ly
Jun 25, 2018 8:45 pm
gr8ly

Rawson Windermere

Rawson Windermere
ACT
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We are all carpet upstairs (aside from the bathrooms). I’m not totally sure on the carpet grade actually, but it all seemed pretty reasonable. (At that point I…

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philbert83
Jun 25, 2018 8:42 pm

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
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Congrats Ryan!! The bad dream is finally over you both!! 🎉🎉🎉 your hoiuse colours are 👌🏻

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mj-mac4
Jun 25, 2018 8:28 pm
mj-mac4

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
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is it lots of things need to be fixed? are they internal or external?

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Kandi
Jun 25, 2018 8:01 pm

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - waiting for dispensation/permit

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - waiting for dispensation/permit
VIC
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May as well update while I'm here. Applied for the dispensation on the 14th but still waiting to hear back from the council. They mention on their website it can take up…

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Clareymoo
Jun 25, 2018 7:50 pm

KDR Henley Reserve (MainVue)- Aegean 38. Settlement :-)

KDR Henley Reserve (MainVue)- Aegean 38. Settlement :-)
VIC
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Congratulations!! Such an exciting moment. Who would think at the start that muddy dogs running through your house is something you’d look forward to . Well…

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SAFA1
Jun 25, 2018 7:50 pm

Lucere estate at Leppington

Lucere estate at Leppington
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi adiba, What was the quote you received for timber fence. Was there a per meter price given.

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Tasnia
Jun 25, 2018 7:40 pm

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast
QLD
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do you mind letting me know how much per m2 you are paying. im interested in brighton but it is so hard to know roughly what the end cost will be, as opposed to the…

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candiceb
Jun 25, 2018 6:58 pm

Building with sterling homes adelaide

Building with sterling homes adelaide
SA

Only sign the contract with them after footing cost and color selections. They will try to sign you up in the begining on the HIA Comtract. Once signed you are locked in…

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akashjohn2006
Jun 25, 2018 6:16 pm

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

Bristol (44sq) - Porter Davis Melbourne - New Build
VIC
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Hi Sinbox Just wondering did you have your PCI or have you moved in

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pEast
Jun 25, 2018 5:53 pm

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
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😔 I was hoping that would not be the case but I guess at least now I can mentally prepare myself for this “extra” cost. Everyone else I know that has built with…

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tina v
Jun 25, 2018 4:40 pm

FIRST HOME – METRICON WINCHESTER 28

FIRST HOME – METRICON WINCHESTER 28

Just spoken to our site manager. They have to take one more day to do the drainage because of our land is full of rocks.... 😞

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Kimmykim
Jun 25, 2018 4:35 pm

Some pics of work in progress !!

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yasir_fnd
Jun 25, 2018 4:03 pm

sbg homes

sbg homes
VIC
1, 2

Hi there, Just wondering how your home construction is progressing? Is there any feedback?

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Capri33
Jun 25, 2018 3:43 pm

Building 1st home with Hickingbotham in S.A

Building 1st home with Hickingbotham in S.A
SA

The picture with with Bank copy is what we originally and still would like, but the picture I have circled the window and sliding doors is what they expected to change it…

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mumbron
Jun 25, 2018 3:26 pm

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
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It’s a scam as the builders want to protect their margin .

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Mojitostan
Jun 25, 2018 3:13 pm

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 27, 28, 29

Awesome, thanks that does seem pretty reasonable and less scary. I just got the Austral retail pricelist and the rawson standard bricks range from $1454-$1597/1000 and the…

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luxbuild
Jun 25, 2018 2:53 pm

Henley Reserve Aegean 45 KDR

Henley Reserve Aegean 45 KDR
VIC

Hi Scott So sorry for the delay in replying. I actually walked away from Henley at my contract appointment, so I'm not building with Henley anymore. I'm now building the…

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dimitri
Jun 25, 2018 2:10 pm
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kmartin3
Jun 25, 2018 12:59 pm

Steel or Iron - Industrial range - Austral Bricks

Steel or Iron - Industrial range - Austral Bricks
NSW

did you pick up that one? i am doing brick selection, how it looks like?

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lydiazlh
Jun 25, 2018 12:58 pm

New House Build KDR Blackwood SA Fairmont Homes 'The Grand'

New House Build KDR Blackwood SA Fairmont Homes 'The Grand'
SA
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Thanks Dan, that gives me some hope! Someone started on our brickwork on Friday so fingers crossed they can now start on the internals so get things moving :)

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kelwos44
Jun 25, 2018 11:54 am

Porter Davis - Madison 40

Porter Davis - Madison 40
VIC
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Hi Gio I'm about to go to tender for a Madison 45. What do you think about your Primeline Newport cladding, compared to the scyon linea cladding? I'm not sure which to go…

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dimitri
Jun 25, 2018 11:39 am
CC7
CC7
11 h

Boston 38 | Coral Homes

Boston 38 | Coral Homes
QLD

Yep that’s what our sales person said. Good to know Bestspecials I didn’t trip when walking through our house yet, I will have to look at them this afternoon. We…

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CC7
Jun 25, 2018 11:03 am
CC7

Update: Louvre windows and master bedroom stacker door panels are now in, which completes our partial lockup stage. Hebel is 90% complete and the scaffolding has gone…

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lilbza
Jun 25, 2018 11:01 am
lilbza

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Waiting to start!

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Waiting to start!
QLD
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We both would have never picked these - but for some reason, when we were at Beacon lighting looking at different lights - I walked over to these and said "Huh, these look…

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BrentandAllison
Jun 25, 2018 10:41 am
BrentandAllison
mataba
mataba
11 h

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
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Hi jagand Where we can see new changes pl suggest me thanks

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mataba
Jun 25, 2018 10:33 am

Metricon - Chelsea 37

Metricon - Chelsea 37
NSW
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Update 25/06: So not unsurprisingly our Bi-Fold doors did not get installed on Friday as was told. Supposedly supposed to happen tomorrow now. If they get held back…

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zooch84
Jun 25, 2018 10:02 am
Charle
Charle
12 h

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast
QLD
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Were you happy with your home in the end? We’re looking at building with Hallmark but reviews are hard to come by!

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Charle
Jun 25, 2018 10:01 am
Charle
Charle
12 h

Building with Hallmark Homes

Building with Hallmark Homes
QLD

Has anyone built with Hallmark Homes in Queensland? We’re planning on building a modified Aspire 284 but can’t find any reviews on the Product Review web site since…

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Charle
Jun 25, 2018 9:59 am
Njay
Njay
13 h

GJ Gardner- Blue Water Design

GJ Gardner- Blue Water Design
NSW

HI Karryne, We are in a discussion with GJ Gardner for the same modified blue water design to be build in North…

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Njay
Jun 25, 2018 9:10 am
gogo65
gogo65
13 h

FOWLER HOMES BELMONT 35

FOWLER HOMES BELMONT 35
NSW

Plan looks great and the external colors look like they are all coming together. Seems your admin stage went fairly fast!! And the progress since February has been pretty…

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gogo65
Jun 25, 2018 9:05 am
gogo65

Some pics from last week...a but late in posting but there were a few days when no work was done at site. The Sm said its because there was a delay with the frame…

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excited_builders
Jun 25, 2018 8:25 am

What's involved in cancelling a building contract?

What's involved in cancelling a building contract?

I haven't done nothing at the moment. I am just waiting for the builder to give me the complete price to talk to the bank.

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InvincibleInDN
Jun 25, 2018 8:19 am
InvincibleInDN
GL1970
GL1970
15 h

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville
NSW
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Our Sunset clause date is 30th June. I am not confident that registration will happen by then. If we don’t register by then, we or the developer can rescind the…

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GL1970
Jun 25, 2018 7:09 am
TCJ
TCJ
15 h

Bahama 33

Bahama 33

Thanks! Our SS told us last week that the tiling and painting will be done at the end of July and that our completion date is going to be earlier than we first expected…

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TCJ
Jun 25, 2018 6:29 am
Amish
Amish
24 h

Internal wall thickness

Internal wall thickness

I think it is also dependant on what material, eg: The outside of my steel frame was 90mm and the internal was 75mm. (or something to that nature)

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Amish
Jun 24, 2018 9:49 pm
emmyawards
emmyawards
Yesterday

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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Hmm. Does that include light surface cleaning of the carpet? I thought of going over mine with my crosswave...

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emmyawards
Jun 24, 2018 9:07 pm
k3nnis
k3nnis
Yesterday

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
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Ok. You’re gonna furnish the house before they hand over :) looks like you’re faster than your SS :) Wow you moved out in 2015! 3 years ago! I don’t think I could be…

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k3nnis
Jun 24, 2018 8:46 pm

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