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amilelka
amilelka
7 January

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1, 2, 3

We chose vinyl timber look Venetians for our windows. We have a park across the road so we wanted to be able to completely open the blinds for the views. Plus it was a…

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amilelka
Jan 07, 2019 3:38 pm
dany
dany
17 December 2018

How often do you visit your site?

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

well they have said they will replace the doors and dry out the floor. I have asked them to get the stairs assessed by the supplier / manufacturer . There is a race…

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dany
Dec 17, 2018 8:02 pm
dany
sparekh
sparekh
1 November 2018

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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I created a special webpage with all the summary of this thread so far. It helps to see everything consolidated on one page and get easy access ( easy to remember site…

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sparekh
Nov 01, 2018 4:13 pm
sparekh
nateyo
nateyo
27 m

Anyone building in Aurora Estate, Wollert, VIC?

Anyone building in Aurora Estate, Wollert, VIC?
VIC

Hi guys, My names Nathan, first time poster. Just wondering if anyone around is building in the Aurora estate in Wollert? We are building in Stage 14 and want to know if…

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nateyo
Jan 19, 2019 8:23 am

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
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Nice to see some photos of how things are pulling together inside! Lights look really good

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Saint Girl
Jan 19, 2019 6:57 am
Saint Girl

Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???

Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???
1, 2

This is a good thread. It would be great to have some scientific study though, not just anecdotal or quoting from engineer websites or old court cases.

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sweetswisssteel
Jan 19, 2019 1:27 am

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Hi all,we already signed the final end panel and waiting for bank to approve the home loan!any one know what's next step and when they will start to work onsite? Thanks

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melindaz
Jan 19, 2019 12:28 am

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
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Is there any strict guideline, after PCI how soon the handover should happen? I heard it should be max 10 working days. In my case PCI was done on 10 Dec, still handover…

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NDDreamHome
Jan 18, 2019 11:22 pm

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane
QLD
1, 2

Fairmont is a great design - we tossed up between it and the Madison. That's going to be one heck of a master! And the Hamptons is a really nice look. I'll be interested…

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KingTaco
Jan 18, 2019 10:44 pm
KingTaco
Joker
Joker
11 h

Exposed waffle pod after slab pour?

Exposed waffle pod after slab pour?
NSW

That back left corner looks shocking, like a first time attempt, it's best to find out your builder is shit as early as possible.

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Joker
Jan 18, 2019 9:47 pm
Drew01
Drew01
11 h

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 411, 412, 413

Absolute nonsense... Skirting after flooring costs $1200 ... The only place they won't do it is around the island bench. Give your sales person a kick

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Drew01
Jan 18, 2019 9:39 pm
Drew01
Drew01
Drew01
11 h

Merricks 45 with Metricon

Merricks 45 with Metricon
QLD
1, 2, 3

I wish we'd gone for 600 eaves... 450 isn't enough when it's raining hard

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Drew01
Jan 18, 2019 9:36 pm
Drew01
Joker
Joker
11 h

Let’s talk staircases- Metricon build

Let’s talk staircases- Metricon build

You can tie in the darker staircase by having some similar furniture or pieces placed in the lighter wood areas.

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Joker
Jan 18, 2019 9:28 pm
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SaveH2O
Jan 18, 2019 8:31 pm
SaveH2O

Simonds Cleland in Adelaide

Simonds Cleland in Adelaide
SA

Fantastic that’s awesome glad to hear your having a good expirience :D Is your site supervisor Andy? Look forward to seeing it progress !!

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Tysonandkaylie
Jan 18, 2019 7:48 pm

Hi guys! Anyone have nail popping in the ceiling of their new home? Do you HAVE to repair it or could it be left (keeping an eye that it doesn't get worse). I'm…

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stephkutnjak
Jan 18, 2019 7:39 pm

Is it really - PGH Blue Steel Flash Brick ?

Is it really - PGH Blue Steel Flash Brick ?

What I have noticed with my bricks (Selkirk Thunderstorm) is that they can look very different in various light. I have also found that my bricks don't photograph very…

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CalicoCat
Jan 18, 2019 7:02 pm

Que One Homes Melbourne

Que One Homes Melbourne
VIC

I'd love the same feedback if anyone has it.

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random101
Jan 18, 2019 6:02 pm

KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51
NSW
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I think Manj, still quite a far bit to go for handover. Hopefully middle of this year. I expect they will try & get it done before end of financial year 😁

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HoneyDee
Jan 18, 2019 6:01 pm
HoneyDee

East Village Leppington

East Village Leppington
NSW

Hi All, Anyone here own lot 230 and 312? We would like to get some quotes for fencing soon. We are owner of lot 311. Thank you.

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jaytee08
Jan 18, 2019 5:27 pm

Pendant lights for the Kitchen, to go over the island bench

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Dme82
Jan 18, 2019 4:10 pm

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1, 2

Congratulations on the progress Rhani. The colour selection process is the fun bit - but a little nerve racking depending on how confident you are in your choices. Enjoy…

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Brad_2477
Jan 18, 2019 2:54 pm
kks
kks
21 h

Brick Issue with new house, rendering whole house, re-bricki

Brick Issue with new house, rendering whole house, re-bricki

Just negotiate the render and a bit of a sweetener. You likely won't be in the house in seven years time.

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kks
Jan 18, 2019 12:06 pm

Don't build with Nu Trend Homes / Ultra Living Homes

Don't build with Nu Trend Homes / Ultra Living Homes
QLD

I don't recommend building with this company at all. Peter Nastrom ripped us off by over promising and not delivering. As soon as it went pear shaped, his true colours…

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chrismjack2
Jan 18, 2019 12:00 pm
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Salfield
Jan 18, 2019 11:43 am
Kylz86
Kylz86
22 h

building with mcdonald jones... yay or nay?

building with mcdonald jones... yay or nay?

Thanks everyone for your replies, I really appreciate it as we are complete noobs when it comes to all this building stuff lol. We have been advised by our conveyancing…

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Kylz86
Jan 18, 2019 11:13 am

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Between us. She is 146. The Preston Alfresco is also on display at Munno Para. I havent been to Moana before. Might be worth a drive. The Preston is a nice big house…

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alexisonfire
Jan 18, 2019 9:58 am
alexisonfire
stanus
stanus
Yesterday

Bentleigh 48

Bentleigh 48

If you want to have a read on upgrades at studio M. Have a read of my thread. Link below. You can spend a lot or as little as you want.

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stanus
Jan 18, 2019 7:21 am
stanus

The colour selection with Como Homes was interesting too, and if anyone is considering building with Como they should take note: As Como was a subsidiary of Arden Homes…

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ben888
Jan 18, 2019 2:44 am
ben888
derfelcadarn
derfelcadarn
Yesterday

2nd soil test - contours changed

2nd soil test - contours changed
VIC

Hi all, We're doing a KDRB and received the 2nd soil test report and it looks like the countours have changed. Looking through other threads it doesn't seem like this is…

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derfelcadarn
Jan 18, 2019 12:31 am
Huhness
Huhness
Yesterday

Trees recommendation for newly built house in Sydney

Trees recommendation for newly built house in Sydney

We need 4 natives and we're planting 2 Blueberry Ash and 2 Old Man Banksia. Hope that helps!

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Huhness
Jan 17, 2019 10:32 pm
Huhness
shepherdm
shepherdm
Yesterday

Our Charlton 36 by PD

Our Charlton 36 by PD

Bricks: Austral Mushrrom with natural grey mortar Roof: Tile barramundi Windows: Aluminum white Gutters: Monument colorbond Fascias:Monument colorbond Front door: 2340mm…

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shepherdm
Jan 17, 2019 10:03 pm

Starting to really take shape now. Brickies are due to finish next Tuesday with the roof going on by the end of the month which isn’t far away. 😁

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Salfield
Jan 17, 2019 9:28 pm

We got bricks today! Though not sure about the colour now at all. .. but it's too late. .. render one day I guess if we can't handle it! Ss has been giving us updates -…

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Newy-Jan
Jan 17, 2019 8:47 pm

All back at it this week, the break felt like forever but the plasterer was in last week doing the plaster. Officially hit lockup yesterday afternoon with the bricky…

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GarethB
Jan 17, 2019 6:51 pm
GarethB
Iamhim
Iamhim
17 January

New single storey home scaffolding question

New single storey home scaffolding question
ACT

HI Jean, Yes, that is true - choices are limited ; but that is why they are cheaper a well.. So who did you end up going with?

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Iamhim
Jan 17, 2019 5:27 pm
Irish Curley
Irish Curley
17 January

Building the Cleo two story with Simonds SA - Lock up

Building the Cleo two story with Simonds SA - Lock up
SA
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Kudos for choosing a local florist. We should be supporting our own local flower growers and florist and help their business. Btw, the orchids are really awesome.

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Irish Curley
Jan 17, 2019 4:07 pm
Irish Curley
bobj12382
bobj12382
17 January

Adenbrook homes-Worst experience ever

Adenbrook homes-Worst experience ever

We built a custom design home with Adenbrook homes (Greater Sydney ) and we have had nothing but problems since moving in,& not to mention the end result is very poor the…

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bobj12382
Jan 17, 2019 2:59 pm
Irish Curley
Irish Curley
17 January

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
1 ... 80, 81, 82

That is one pretty plant you got there. Unfortunately for you, the flowers didn't last long. I would like to recommend this African Violet or Clivia if ever you are…

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Irish Curley
Jan 17, 2019 2:30 pm
Irish Curley
Cooky
Cooky
17 January

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 50, 51, 52

Sorry, I dont understand. Did you also by a quarter acre lot like Hasan?

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Cooky
Jan 17, 2019 9:39 am
Cooky
Huggies
Huggies
17 January

How long does each stage take?

How long does each stage take?

Thank you all for the replies. We are using a licensed project home builder. They can’t provide us with a timeline until the contract is signed. That’s why I am…

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Huggies
Jan 17, 2019 9:07 am
Amanda_Ly
Amanda_Ly
17 January

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 27, 28, 29

Looks amazing!!!! We have just signed the tender with HHH for the Eylse Classic facade and are now waiting on plans to be drawn up. Does anyone have pictures of the…

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Amanda_Ly
Jan 17, 2019 8:48 am
Bronte19
Bronte19
17 January

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Happy new year everyone! We are settling well into our new home. Getting used to commute to work. Taking me 2 hours back and forth. Earlier I was 10 mins away.…

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Bronte19
Jan 17, 2019 8:32 am
KingTaco
KingTaco
16 January

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41
QLD
1, 2

That's excellent news! Looking forward to seeing the start of the build through some photos.

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KingTaco
Jan 16, 2019 11:43 pm
KingTaco
onlyann
onlyann
16 January

Building with CJ Homes

Building with CJ Homes
QLD

The 4 hours colour consultation took place this week. We had a vague idea of what we wanted and the consultant has been very helpful. We also discussed some minor…

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onlyann
Jan 16, 2019 10:32 pm

One of my Neighbour who is building there send some pictures of our progress today. 16/01/2019

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InvincibleInDN
Jan 16, 2019 10:05 pm
InvincibleInDN
shazaw
shazaw
16 January

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
1 ... 40, 41, 42

Oh I do like your roof very much.:x! Please pm with details of your roof supplier plus cost $. We are also looking into similar kind of roof to go on top of deck near our…

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shazaw
Jan 16, 2019 10:00 pm

Had our tiles appointment today 😊 Floor tiles En-suite Main bathroom, laundry and toilet Kitchen splash back tiles

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Daydream_potterslane
Jan 16, 2019 8:37 pm
Jayad
Jayad
16 January

Thornhill park - Rockbank

Thornhill park - Rockbank

Hi Ali, thanks for your insight, just another question, I have seen some news that property prices might go down by 4% this year in Melbourne Western suburbs. Do you…

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Jayad
Jan 16, 2019 6:27 pm
pandibabi
pandibabi
16 January

G Development in Bris - Form 21 04/12 awaiting handover

G Development in Bris - Form 21 04/12 awaiting handover
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Yes! it was stressful and painful - we did flooring, paid removalists to move furniture and clean the old property. Due to the xmas shut down, I had to wait for my…

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pandibabi
Jan 16, 2019 5:39 pm
pandibabi
BrownDog77
BrownDog77
16 January

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Oh Mj sorry to hear that I’ve just req to follow on insta, haven’t been on here in ages. Totally agree though cheaper is not better as you pay in the…

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BrownDog77
Jan 16, 2019 2:43 pm

Something like this..

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gogo65
Jan 16, 2019 2:21 pm
gogo65

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