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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
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Manj
Dec 15, 2017 9:31 am
Manj
Choosy
Choosy
27 m

Individual Design - New Choice Homes

Individual Design - New Choice Homes
WA
1, 2

We will be busy after handover, one of the first things we did was ask to remove their standard flooring and window treatments as we didn’t want to be locked in to…

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Choosy
Dec 15, 2017 9:18 am
Choosy

Coral Homes Marcoola

Coral Homes Marcoola
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

I think you need to just trust your original decision. And it's not like you can't change them later down the track if you don't like them. Then maybe you could just do…

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KatrinaH
Dec 15, 2017 9:16 am
ehhc
ehhc
33 m

KDR Sekisui House - St George

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

Hmm good point about not wanting to delay. I have a feeling they will use my disputes to put LDs on hold - but stuff that, I've been logging pending fixes and work carried…

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42900
ehhc
Dec 15, 2017 9:12 am
ehhc
pEast
pEast
50 m

Arden - Votivo 43

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

i too had turned up on the day how was quality of the slab after 3/4 days - where the electrical box and wirings goes - did u check along the edges - especially once the…

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pEast
Dec 15, 2017 8:54 am
Nico
Nico
1 h

JG King modified Heywood - Handover tomorrow

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

Awesome news! This has been adventure for me too over 18 months following your experience. Hope I’ve helped. If I can give passing advice on your last day just watch the…

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Nico
Dec 15, 2017 8:41 am
Nico

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - BRICKING

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - BRICKING
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Wow, for 2 blokes they're moving along well! Haha Great to see things coming together :)

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10201
smithfamily
Dec 15, 2017 8:30 am

Coral Homes general build thread

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

They 'clean' the house but yeah, like the others, there is still silicone and smeared 'goop' around tiles. The bathroom tiles seem to have water stains that I can't…

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Corallake
Dec 15, 2017 8:16 am
Corallake

The house looks like a crime scene ready for painting see more at hoffmangoldwithporterdavis.wordpress.com

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brucefil2011
Dec 15, 2017 8:13 am
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Renman
Dec 15, 2017 8:06 am
Renman

Metricon Metro 32 KDRB Bayside Melbourne

Metricon Metro 32 KDRB Bayside Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Thanks, Vantage. We are really happy with the house. Of course there’s a few things not quite right or a bit rough but overall we are happy and over the moon to be…

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JLH222
Dec 15, 2017 8:05 am
JLH222

Coral Homes Noosa 20 Build

Coral Homes Noosa 20 Build
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi H Family, our SS is in no hurry so we have an estimated PCI of 9th Jan. Handover 18th Jan, despite head office saying handover is the 4th of Jan hahah

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Hudson House
Dec 15, 2017 7:33 am

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

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

Oh haven’t you met him yet? Yeah good luck to him, sounds like he’s going to need it, lol

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11906
Bri1234
Dec 15, 2017 7:22 am
Bri1234

1st Build - New Choice Homes

1st Build - New Choice Homes
WA
1, 2

I didn't think all the trades would stop working whilst the office is closed as not everyone wants to have holidays during the peak time. If my house was at your stage I…

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957
Choosy
Dec 15, 2017 12:26 am
Choosy

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

We've got a slab!! But frames will be up after the holiday break! Im counting down!!

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Portofino38
Dec 15, 2017 12:11 am
lovisa
lovisa
10 h

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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13764
lovisa
Dec 14, 2017 11:48 pm

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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175
building-expert
Dec 14, 2017 11:02 pm
building-expert

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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20490
Princesssarrah06
Dec 14, 2017 10:13 pm
JK27
JK27
12 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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310819
kaycee
Dec 14, 2017 9:31 pm
ehhc
ehhc
12 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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19431
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
lovisa
lovisa
13 h

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
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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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7887
Sarah159
Dec 14, 2017 8:02 pm
Kandi
Kandi
14 h

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
HHome
HHome
15 h

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
sinbox
sinbox
16 h

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
volmix
volmix
16 h

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

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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8378
nomnomnom
Dec 14, 2017 2:00 pm
nomnomnom
amf139
amf139
20 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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377995
amf139
Dec 14, 2017 1:46 pm
amf139
rajah
rajah
21 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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42
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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20966
Christoshizz
Dec 14, 2017 10:30 am
Christoshizz
Mai Panda
Mai Panda
Yesterday

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
Yesterday

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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30973
Gio
Dec 14, 2017 9:19 am
Gio
Hillsbuilds
Hillsbuilds
Yesterday

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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131
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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1960
aphsta
Dec 14, 2017 8:04 am
ehhc
ehhc
Yesterday

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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15022
ehhc
Dec 14, 2017 6:43 am
ehhc
sofia14
sofia14
Yesterday

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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623
Melt23
Dec 13, 2017 10:53 pm

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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5868
Hailsm
Dec 13, 2017 10:03 pm
Hailsm

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