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Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1, 2

Love the colour scheme and straight angles.

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JenBarber
Oct 15, 2018 2:17 pm
JenBarber
Ourhomebythehill
Ourhomebythehill
23 September

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 30, 31, 32

We live 10 minutes from our block of land, so we visit at least once sometimes twice a week. It's 2.5acres with an amazingly stunning view so we often just sit on the…

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Ourhomebythehill
Sep 23, 2018 11:42 am
Drew01
Drew01
25 September

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 51, 52, 53

If you want an internal gas fire, make sure you consider where, and ensure the flue path is clear of plumbing, and you have a gas line run at frame stage

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Drew01
Sep 25, 2018 3:43 pm
Drew01

In need of an architect or builder for some advice please!!!

In need of an architect or builder for some advice please!!!

As per your requirements, you would need putting your portico/entry/garage and bedrooms to your first level (which in fact will be acting as upper ground level) and living…

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alexp79
Oct 16, 2018 5:35 am

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 560, 561, 562

At National tiles are we allowed 300x600 tiles for wet area floors that's in standard range?? As I asked earlier if we are putting floor tile to one side wall is that…

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MrsAJ
Oct 16, 2018 12:34 am

Ausbuild - Newbury 39 - Altitude Thornlands

Ausbuild - Newbury 39 - Altitude Thornlands
1, 2, 3, 4

Tajana, the usage is really dependent on how you use gas. As a rough guide a 45kg bottle will last between 40-50 hours of continuous showers. So if only one person and one…

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pbwhi0
Oct 16, 2018 12:00 am
pbwhi0

Building a home with Langdon Builders Ballarat (Horsham)

Building a home with Langdon Builders Ballarat (Horsham)
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Beautiful print, great work. We are still waiting to hear about compensation for garage not being the same as the Aspire garage. My husband was on the phone to area…

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kathysangel
Oct 15, 2018 11:40 pm
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pEast
Oct 15, 2018 11:32 pm
tamy
tamy
7 h

Skylight Housw

Skylight Housw

Hi Can anyone tell me the advantages and disadvantages of a skylight home. Thanks

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tamy
Oct 15, 2018 11:18 pm

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?
ACT

Hi All, Our construction is near completion and we are now organising utilities. Never had gas before so have started doing the rounds of retailers to find their prices.…

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pbwhi0
Oct 15, 2018 10:57 pm
pbwhi0
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regmiboyer
Oct 15, 2018 10:54 pm
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Trent Smith
Oct 15, 2018 10:24 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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If u go to a small custom builder even without all these ridiculous costs like traffic mgt etc etc. Metricon and other volume builders will still come up cheaper.

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MyFirst
Oct 15, 2018 10:11 pm

Yes we have an exhaust in downstairs WC/Shower but it’s above the shower

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Ezza78
Oct 15, 2018 10:01 pm

jqcc0 thanks! I found the condition under CDC the conditions when a privacy screen is required. The only problem is, it doesnt state clearly if those 3 sentences is…

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M4bath
Oct 15, 2018 8:51 pm

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Not yet - front render Why is it 2 colours ? Yeah it looks two different colours

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kathysangel
Oct 15, 2018 8:12 pm

Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 15 - Painting

Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 15 - Painting
QLD
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Most wardrobes are 60cm deep x 100cm wide. That’s with doors. Without they are typically 58cm deep. So allow that space plus room for you to move around if it’s a…

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BrentandAllison
Oct 15, 2018 7:27 pm
BrentandAllison

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Customer Presentation done! We had a pretty good CP with most issues mainly paint touch ups, but hoping they do a re roll rather than a touch up which looks awful from…

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excited_builders
Oct 15, 2018 6:57 pm
JoeD
JoeD
12 h

Mapleton Grove 18 Barry Road NSW

Mapleton Grove 18 Barry Road NSW
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hey guys - any news or bits .... From my side we are aiming at lodging with Council on mid Nov ( this year I may add :shock: I am so used to things dragging that I hope its 2018…

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JoeD
Oct 15, 2018 5:56 pm
Mamz
Mamz
13 h

What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell

What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hiya Can you tell me what colour mortar that is? We're in the process of selecting bricks and I am seriously tearing my hair out about what to pick (period home so…

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Mamz
Oct 15, 2018 4:40 pm
Mamz
GLO
GLO
15 h

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 46, 47, 48

Looks like Rawson Homes. (recognise the logo) If you are in New Breeze you are most likely under the Edmonson Park South DCP. 6.2 Maximum Floor Area Objectives 1) To…

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GLO
Oct 15, 2018 3:28 pm

Building Simonds Palisade in Melbourne

Building Simonds Palisade in Melbourne
VIC

Follow our build on instagram @melbdiaries Simonds Palisade with Cathedral Height ceilings Milestones: Land booking : 25/11/2016 Land titles: 30/05/2018 Site Start:…

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deepdive
Oct 15, 2018 3:24 pm

Hi Kathy.. you have a good builder, not like DIXON Homes. When I found this kind of workmanship 14th of May, I immediately rang and emailed my site supervisor but his…

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masterzion
Oct 15, 2018 2:49 pm
Melos
Melos
16 h

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 29, 30, 31

We got to the point of signing the contract and didn’t go through with it after getting legal advice. The contract was so heavy in their favour we just couldn’t make…

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Melos
Oct 15, 2018 2:22 pm

Urban One Chiffon

Urban One Chiffon
NSW

if you search for the masterton display home tempus elite, it has chiffon bricks by austral. We've selected them for our upcoming Rawson build :)

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DR-JEKL
Oct 15, 2018 2:17 pm

The Avenues Land Release at Austral NSW 2179

The Avenues Land Release at Austral NSW 2179
NSW
1, 2, 3

Sorry to hear that. Have you guys drove there to see if there is any progress made? Thank you very much.

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kimzhang570
Oct 15, 2018 12:20 pm

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Pre-lining inspection tomorrow, going to take lots of photos of the wiring and plumbing to help with future renos. once gyprock goes in this week, it should speed up again.

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ymiao4398
Oct 15, 2018 12:02 pm
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
19 h

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast

Thanks. Our Tile appointment is also Thursday. Where is ur appointment is it with National Tiles? It made me really sick with severe neck pain looking at it every day…

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MrsAJ
Oct 15, 2018 10:56 am
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ash28
Oct 15, 2018 10:42 am
Teemo
Teemo
20 h

Provincial Homes

Provincial Homes
NSW
1 ... 31, 32, 33

So we have been in our home now for just over 4 months and I can not stress enough DO NOT PAY UNTIL EVERYTHING IS FIXED. As previously mentioned we were in a huge pickle…

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Teemo
Oct 15, 2018 10:16 am
SejaeD
SejaeD
20 h

Would you share your house budget with a builder

Would you share your house budget with a builder

Rami My 2 cents. I think it is critical that you share your budget so they can design to it. In fairness they don't know if you have $500k or $1.5million so when you…

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SejaeD
Oct 15, 2018 10:06 am
Charle
Charle
23 h

Building with Hallmark Homes

Building with Hallmark Homes
QLD

We bought land in Condamine Drive, part of a QM Properties development. We’re not sure whether we want to proceed with the build though 🤔😬

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Charle
Oct 15, 2018 7:02 am
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Clean
Oct 15, 2018 6:55 am
MrsJM
MrsJM
Yesterday

What would you look for in a backyard?

What would you look for in a backyard?
NSW

Thank you for your opinions! Very helpful. It is such a big decision!

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MrsJM
Oct 15, 2018 5:37 am
MrsJM
Charlotte.h
Charlotte.h
Yesterday

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique
1, 2, 3

Appreciated a lot for your help and feedback. Site manager advised looking to lock up before Christmas. Fingers crossed 🤞

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Charlotte.h
Oct 14, 2018 10:49 pm
Charlotte.h
Bronte19
Bronte19
Yesterday

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Did not visit our home this weekend. Been quiet busy. Painting started last Monday so hopefully it's almost finished. Tiling scheduled to start from 16th. Ss was…

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Bronte19
Oct 14, 2018 10:38 pm
Corallake
Corallake
Yesterday

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
1 ... 47, 48, 49

Hey trimum Great to hear you are loving your place and that your list isn't long at all...It wouldn't want to be after everything you went through. Lovely to see some…

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Corallake
Oct 14, 2018 9:11 pm
Corallake

Love it when things happen ! Carpet, Garage Door and Storm Water started.

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Code128
Oct 14, 2018 8:18 pm
Code128
Clareymoo
Clareymoo
Yesterday

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Roof

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Roof
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Week 11 Our inspector went through on Monday and found 5 issues, plus our skylight issue. SS said he agreed with them all and they will be fixed. The skylight is going to…

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Clareymoo
Oct 14, 2018 8:13 pm
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Manj
Oct 14, 2018 7:45 pm
Manj
Clean
Clean
Yesterday

Building the Zanzibar 45 with Metricon

Building the Zanzibar 45 with Metricon

Thanks for your detailed reply and time. It helps me a lot. Yes it is exciting time, did heaps of upgrades and modeled the kitchen like Balamaine 51. Hoping it will…

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Clean
Oct 14, 2018 7:38 pm
jm_928
jm_928
14 October

Lightweight builders in Adelaide SA - Rivergum, Sarah, etc

Lightweight builders in Adelaide SA - Rivergum, Sarah, etc

I was originally going to build with Rivergum but my site was quite difficult and after months or delays and going back and forth over a period of months in the end they…

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jm_928
Oct 14, 2018 5:45 pm
Doulton777
Doulton777
14 October

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis
VIC
1 ... 36, 37, 38

Oh nice thanks. I love looking at people’s designs and other style of houses. Never gets old with me. I’m now going through the whole process again with my daughter…

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Doulton777
Oct 14, 2018 5:16 pm
Doulton777
Monica.zhen
Monica.zhen
14 October

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 (Modified) in Baulkham Hills NSW

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 (Modified) in Baulkham Hills NSW
NSW

hi Jim, I am also building the Chifley 42 as well with a classic facade, could you please let me know how much did you pay for quantum walnut colour for the pergola? Thank…

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Monica.zhen
Oct 14, 2018 3:27 pm

Hello, I would like to get advice on SP10 glazing on western wall. This is a kitchen window & butlers. I have heard that SP10 is more prone to dirt and hard to clean,…

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Trent Smith
Oct 14, 2018 10:52 am
RTS
RTS
14 October

Simonds - Villa Vittoria

Simonds - Villa Vittoria
QLD

Hi TK5, did you go ahead with the Simonds house build? We are considering the same design and would love to know more about your entire experience with Simonds.

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RTS
Oct 14, 2018 10:16 am
circaten
circaten
14 October

Anyone building at Caddens Hill??

Anyone building at Caddens Hill??

Yeah their internal process is the slowest of all builders so far. Very frustrating, and if it weren't for the fact they have the most desirable floor plan to us we'd have…

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circaten
Oct 14, 2018 9:41 am
Chellos
Chellos
13 October

KDR - Greystanes NSW - Lily Homes, Jasmine 34/36

KDR - Greystanes NSW - Lily Homes, Jasmine 34/36
NSW

Hi all, Long time reader, first time poster. :$) After walking through what seems like 500,000 display homes we've pretty much settled on building a hybrid Jasmine through…

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Chellos
Oct 13, 2018 9:57 pm
Santo65
Santo65
13 October

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast
QLD
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Yep, unfortunately the weather man is right when you need him to be wrong :( Hoping it will clear up through the week for you Kailie. We're trying to finish off some renos…

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Santo65
Oct 13, 2018 9:34 pm
Santo65

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