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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

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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Hi all, Love this thread so many great ideas, you should also have a look at Build Companion https://www.buildcompanion.com.au they also have some great inclusion ideas.

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dan1986
Apr 20, 2018 8:12 pm
trimum
trimum
27 m

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
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I’m getting nervous leading up to PCI, no sign of our final invoice but there’s still time I guess. Hope you get movement very soon, it’s funny I usually love public…

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trimum
Apr 21, 2018 5:56 am
trimum
trimum
trimum
32 m

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
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Hubby tried to call CSO for 3 days and kept leaving messages eventually got to speak to her yesterday. I also tried and found the person I spoke with generally stressed…

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trimum
Apr 21, 2018 5:51 am
trimum

Happy with the progress, Measuring for cabinets is booked in for Monday.

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sparky_JsP
Apr 21, 2018 5:39 am
sparky_JsP

Our First Dream Home Wk 13 Stone Measure&Hopefully Install

Our First Dream Home Wk 13 Stone Measure&Hopefully Install
QLD
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Trust yourself sparrow. It reminds me of when I told our colour consultant that I wanted my eaves painted Basalt - she was reluctant and advised against it, but I stuck…

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Bridgetwitch
Apr 21, 2018 2:27 am
Bridgetwitch

Scenic Rim QLD Acreage Build With Bold Living.

Scenic Rim QLD Acreage Build With Bold Living.
QLD
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Powering along now Tribe... it’s great to see! - B A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=87210

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Bridgetwitch
Apr 21, 2018 2:23 am
Bridgetwitch

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 7: Gutters, Fascia, Roof)

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 7: Gutters, Fascia, Roof)
QLD
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Thanks Steph. I will be glad when this building/moving saga is over and I can finally just relax and concentrate on my boys! - B A vue of the pines…

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Bridgetwitch
Apr 21, 2018 2:20 am
Bridgetwitch

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Great idea, after my tile debacle is sorted I think I might try and do the same. I don’t even know what I would talk about anymore if not for the house lol.

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sparrowsnest
Apr 21, 2018 1:14 am

Having an issue with Metricon at the moment. They believe that this is an acceptable standard for a gloss painted door. Obviously I do not think so. Am I being too…

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p76rangie
Apr 21, 2018 12:57 am

Metricon Winchester 28- Construction

Metricon Winchester 28- Construction
VIC
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Yeah hubby told them they need to patch it up. I think the ss already looked at it before we mentioned it. He catches on fast. Cos I noticed that area was wet. Pretty…

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Doulton777
Apr 21, 2018 12:56 am
Doulton777

Metricon Franklin 53 modified

Metricon Franklin 53 modified
SA

Do you have the drafting plans? What phone are you using? Did you have your plans emailed too you? viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Apr 21, 2018 12:52 am
Doulton777

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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We were way over our contracted date. I think at least 6 weeks. Usually after PCI they have 10 days to handover, we didnt met that either.

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Jordann
Apr 21, 2018 12:46 am
Jordann

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39 Build Thread

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39 Build Thread
NSW
1, 2

20th April - weekly update and unfortunately the galvanised beam did not arrive as hoped this thursday so they're expecting next Thursday to be ready and installed then…

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doosra
Apr 21, 2018 12:05 am

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 752, 753, 754

Anyone did the Efficient Energy upgrade with Stegbar? Sales rep told us it applies to all external doors and windows except entrance door only. That's fine but on our…

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freyalam
Apr 20, 2018 11:49 pm
freyalam

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

Our First Home - Ballarat - Welcome to Wrapville!!!
VIC
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Looking good icat... it’s all starting to come together now. - B A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=87210

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Bridgetwitch
Apr 20, 2018 11:31 pm
Bridgetwitch

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast
QLD
1 ... 38, 39, 40

Wow, I’m really happy we got a speedy build - and so sorry for all of you still going through the motions months in. I would have been happy to add on a few more weeks…

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Bridgetwitch
Apr 20, 2018 11:26 pm
Bridgetwitch

Independent Building Inspector

Independent Building Inspector
VIC
1, 2

Rum_home, you sound like you are very knowledgable on the subject. We are building with another volume builder and have been invoiced for lock up stage. Although we…

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inexp_user
Apr 20, 2018 11:15 pm
inexp_user

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 845, 846, 847

We have paid extra for the square set so we could have wall to ceiling tiles in the bathroom and ensuite. I'll be peeved if we have unsightly silicone or a cornice.

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inexp_user
Apr 20, 2018 10:54 pm
inexp_user
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Drew01
Apr 20, 2018 10:40 pm
Drew01
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chrinee
Apr 20, 2018 10:37 pm

After a month’s break, we finally have some progress. Metricon have started on the frame! This was done in the space of one week. There was nothing last week (except…

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rajat
Apr 20, 2018 10:02 pm

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
1 ... 10, 11, 12

You'd think Fowler would let you get the upgraded tiles for free due to the last minute issue. Absolutely loving all your selections and how nicely your house is coming…

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Portofino38
Apr 20, 2018 9:49 pm

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean 38. Fitoff!

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean 38. Fitoff!
VIC
1 ... 23, 24, 25

It does feel like forever even though we've only been in the rental since July. If signing off on PCI goes to plan on Monday I'm going to give the real estate…

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Bri1234
Apr 20, 2018 9:48 pm
Bri1234

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?
VIC
1 ... 247, 248, 249

I’m not going to lie I actually found the building process difficult and hard. I also had Darbecca and it was great as they identified quite a lot of issues. It’s…

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Anna 10
Apr 20, 2018 9:41 pm

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - PCI Done

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - PCI Done
VIC
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I didn't hear from SS this afternoon so I'm still hoping that we'll be meeting on Monday, otherwise we'll have to push settlement back. As long as it happens next week…

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Bri1234
Apr 20, 2018 9:41 pm
Bri1234

Who's building with Clarendon??

Who's building with Clarendon??
NSW
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Yes myself and another forummer here whom got delayed as our SS left. Both in Kellyville. Thanks for the info and great to hear that he’s good - looking forward to…

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wingzee
Apr 20, 2018 9:08 pm

Eden Brae - Jasper Design

Eden Brae - Jasper Design

hello, looking to build the Jasper 33 MK II and would love to hear from those that have built it - looking for tips, ideas and suggestions thanks

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dymmmplz
Apr 20, 2018 9:05 pm

Slab piers poured! 20 April 2018 - piers were poured today for the slab which is due to be installed 27 April. However with the weather we are…

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pbwhi0
Apr 20, 2018 9:01 pm
pbwhi0

Building at Catherine Park

Building at Catherine Park
NSW
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Can't believe someone complained about a shadow. That would have been such a nightmare trying to negotiate. Luckily you were able to resolve it sooner rather than later.…

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Jaydeeh82
Apr 20, 2018 9:00 pm
aphsta
aphsta
10 h

Alfresco roof ideas please

Alfresco roof ideas please

I know some friends who had the same issue with their house but a different builder, they put in 2 big sky lights over the dining and living area and it worked very…

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aphsta
Apr 20, 2018 8:48 pm

Are gables and Eaves part of Lock up?

Are gables and Eaves part of Lock up?
VIC

We have been invoiced for our lock up but we do not have any handles on our external doors, or locks for that matter. We have a small wall that has yet to be bricked and…

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inexp_user
Apr 20, 2018 8:46 pm
inexp_user
aphsta
aphsta
10 h

GJ Gardner Kingaroy 304

GJ Gardner Kingaroy 304
NSW
1, 2

Good news, we had several weeks delay due to bricks but they started last week and the house is now done. I hope they get cracking now and the same happens for you …

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aphsta
Apr 20, 2018 8:44 pm

Building with Bentley Homes

Building with Bentley Homes
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Just advise if people haven’t gone into contract yet. Pls don’t get security doors with plan. It’s best to get it after your build. Whatever we chose we have again…

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Marlbling
Apr 20, 2018 8:28 pm

$20psqm to upgrade to coloured grout - does that seem right?

$20psqm to upgrade to coloured grout - does that seem right?

Getting ripped off. I upgraded my tiles to 600x600 with Davco Elite Colourgrout for 2300$ for wet areas of a 3 bath house.

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kirashogun
Apr 20, 2018 8:09 pm

Building Simonds Hudson in Warrnambool Vic

Building Simonds Hudson in Warrnambool Vic
VIC
1 ... 19, 20, 21

They take shape to this point so quickly then you get locked out and it all seems to go back to slow motion again :(

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SileNceR
Apr 20, 2018 7:54 pm

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / START DATE: April 11th

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / START DATE: April 11th
1, 2, 3, 4

How awesome! You're on your way now... exciting. And how lucky are you to have great neighbours to snap progress pics for you (you're also lucky re the fence and retaining…

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Dylandbrooke
Apr 20, 2018 7:15 pm
Dylandbrooke

and we are grateful to bentley for eventually importing soil and fixing this up obviously its still not perfectly flat but to be fair all that was agreed was a building…

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neb880
Apr 20, 2018 6:53 pm
neb880
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neb880
Apr 20, 2018 6:51 pm
neb880

Anyone built or building with Integrale Homes?

Anyone built or building with Integrale Homes?
QLD

Allot of mistakes were made. Keep your eyes open and record everything. Take photos and phone conversations or eye to eye doesn't work. If not sure get a second opinion.

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Integrale1
Apr 20, 2018 6:12 pm

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Yes. For a waffle slab this is normal

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SteveMc
Apr 20, 2018 5:05 pm
SteveMc
Forg
Forg
14 h

Should of brought established lol

Should of brought established lol
1, 2

Same-same but different for us. We bought the worst house in the ... well not best street, but a nice quiet street at least, and even though there's a business-park a…

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Forg
Apr 20, 2018 4:42 pm

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
1 ... 83, 84, 85

Kurmond doesn't know the meaning of word "COMMITMENT(S)"...

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1building
Apr 20, 2018 4:37 pm
blg
blg
14 h

Mimosa homes

Mimosa homes
VIC

can we find popular synonyms to refer M!M0S@ ? That way we may be able to get rid of legal issues ???

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blg
Apr 20, 2018 4:21 pm

Lucere estate at Leppington

Lucere estate at Leppington
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Yeah it looked like it was all happening when we drove through a couple of weeks ago. Our builder told us that our slab was poured today, so it feels like we are really…

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sarah louu
Apr 20, 2018 4:18 pm

Walk through went better than expected. I ended up with 2 guy friends and my mum walking through with me. Still a lot of stuff to fix up inside (cracks/dints in…

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Melt23
Apr 20, 2018 4:15 pm
Ashwin
Ashwin
14 h

Seville 30 - Plantation Homes QLD

Seville 30 - Plantation Homes QLD
QLD
1, 2

What is the name of the paint your have chose for the walls? they look nice. stands out with the white skirting boards.

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Ashwin
Apr 20, 2018 3:57 pm
Ashwin

not sure if i ever mentioned this, we made a couple of pretty big exterior changes. Removed the balcony to bedroom 4 and (painfully) the hit and miss brick to the north as…

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frankily
Apr 20, 2018 3:54 pm

Frame Stage Update The frame stage has begun on March the 14th and this is the progress so far.…

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nanu
Apr 20, 2018 3:50 pm
nanu
atemby
atemby
15 h

Vision One Homes or Home Group WA

Vision One Homes or Home Group WA
WA

Homegroup have been amazing! so glad i went with them they've been spot on so far

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atemby
Apr 20, 2018 3:15 pm
atemby


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