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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

Metricon Winchester 28- Roofing

Metricon Winchester 28- Roofing
VIC
1 ... 29, 30, 31

Only from a long distance. It's not just that it looks too light, but that it looks way lighter than the gutters and it's all meant to be monument. My neighbour works for…

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blackcat20
Jun 25, 2018 8:25 pm
blackcat20

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

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

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

Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover
1, 2

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

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

Porter Davis - Madison 40

Porter Davis - Madison 40
VIC
1 ... 20, 21, 22

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
patel1783
patel1783
Yesterday

Metronest builder review

Metronest builder review
VIC

I think she work for Metronest homes... I guess...

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patel1783
Jun 24, 2018 4:09 pm

quick update the build is slowly progressing well. we've just finished the garage roof, framing is well underway with 90% of the wall frames done, will move onto the roof…

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frankily
Jun 23, 2018 8:28 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 852, 853, 854

Getting rather excited now. 5 months in and I feel we are so close to finish (but so far!) We are in the final stage. Painting has been done, electrical fitout, render.…

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Laura Ireland
Jun 23, 2018 8:01 pm
kirashogun
kirashogun
23 June

My build in Bloomdale- Handover not accepted ☹️

My build in Bloomdale- Handover not accepted ☹️
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

I don’t want to excuse the poor job your building is doing and you should chase this to the bitter end. But just to answer your question regarding house quality. 1.…

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kirashogun
Jun 23, 2018 9:28 am

Had a couple of days visiting site, to mark where we want our noggins to be placed in the bathrooms - what a nightmare, having to envisage how a wall's going to look over…

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Drew01
Jun 22, 2018 10:48 pm
Drew01
inexp_user
inexp_user
22 June

Left over bricks

Left over bricks
VIC

We have kept a few pallets of our bricks. The SS said we've paid for them, we can keep them or they will dispose of them. We are keeping to use in the landscaping…

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inexp_user
Jun 22, 2018 8:00 pm
inexp_user
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KolioCarr
Jun 22, 2018 7:05 pm
KolioCarr

Well - it’s all here and there st the moment - since they were still fixing frame structural issues - they need to plaster and now need to docornice and skirting for…

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pEast
Jun 22, 2018 12:59 pm
Mrs_W
Mrs_W
21 June

KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370
VIC
1, 2

Sooo close to being ready. Looks great. I found it really hard seeing your house looking finished when it’s still a month away. I noticed they’ve installed your range…

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Mrs_W
Jun 21, 2018 11:22 pm
Eric_Melb
Eric_Melb
21 June

Anybody with experience or knowledge of Mega Homes?

Anybody with experience or knowledge of Mega Homes?
VIC

Oof, that's a pretty damning review. Unfortunately, for them, this is the pattern we've seen with any reports. They've countered that their buy-out has fixed their…

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Eric_Melb
Jun 21, 2018 6:38 pm

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Thanks Rachael, Our SS still won’t give us a date but we aren’t in a hurry. Admin stated NHP is not scheduled until end of August but we’ll see.

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firsttime_homies1401
Jun 21, 2018 6:24 pm
firsttime_homies1401

Not a decent pic but sample with the red dot is charcoal and next to it black japan

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Emmz70
Jun 21, 2018 5:30 pm
bini
bini
21 June

Building Simonds Prague with Modifications

Building Simonds Prague with Modifications
VIC
1 ... 22, 23, 24

HI Tracey, Thank you for your quick response. Were there any contact details given to you for this company on Handover?? This maintainanence supervisor is claiming they…

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bini
Jun 21, 2018 11:29 am
41202
41202
21 June

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.
VIC

more than two times for building time than the other builder's

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41202
Jun 21, 2018 10:03 am
41202
lolly72
lolly72
21 June

Custom build with Orion homes on Harpley Estate VIC

Custom build with Orion homes on Harpley Estate VIC
VIC
1, 2

I totally agree. They are so bad. Our build took 12 months and 2 weeks. if we didn't have our independent inspector the house would be falling down.They used the wrong…

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lolly72
Jun 21, 2018 9:54 am

Path and driveway questions - new build

Path and driveway questions - new build
VIC

Hi, it will be a few months before my new build gets to the point of having the driveway and paths done, but I have some questions about this process if I may. Firstly,…

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Mr. Sausage
Jun 21, 2018 12:07 am
icat2000
icat2000
20 June

Our First Home - Ballarat - Welcome to LockUp!!

Our First Home - Ballarat - Welcome to LockUp!!
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Thanks. I can only really peak through the windows at weekend as time I get home from work its already dark. Sorry to hear about your delays. What been happening with…

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icat2000
Jun 20, 2018 8:05 am
icat2000
Amantullah
Amantullah
19 June

Site cost for Tarneit

Site cost for Tarneit
VIC

Thanks to everyone for your response

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Amantullah
Jun 19, 2018 10:46 pm
Bri1234
Bri1234
19 June

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - Settlement! WE ARE IN!!!

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - Settlement! WE ARE IN!!!
VIC
1 ... 32, 33, 34

We survived winter in the old house and the rental thanks to electric blankets. Summer in the rental was awful. No airflow. Only an aircon in the kitchen that didn’t…

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Bri1234
Jun 19, 2018 9:08 pm
Bri1234
aloenyx
aloenyx
19 June

{Dawn} SE Melb Build - Done and dusted!

{Dawn} SE Melb Build - Done and dusted!
VIC
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Probably because you know me so well :P but he's definitely the last for a while!! He's just stunning and so smoooochy. He's 2 years old. Just trying to get the girls to…

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aloenyx
Jun 19, 2018 8:44 pm
aloenyx
baronx
baronx
19 June

Urbanedge Homes - Autern 6-54

Urbanedge Homes - Autern 6-54
VIC

We've had our tender appointment; when the drawings were received, most of the changes we wanted from the concepts hadn't been incorporated. So, I had my reservations…

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baronx
Jun 19, 2018 4:27 pm
baronx

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - Flooring

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - Flooring
VIC
1 ... 34, 35, 36

I'm really happy with our Surfmist. Even against the white pillars on our facade which are painted Purist White.

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Jun 19, 2018 2:45 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
crofty
crofty
18 June

PORTER DAVIS. Share your experience Good or Bad!

PORTER DAVIS. Share your experience Good or Bad!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

terrible quick to take your money.. ' aftercare' IS A LOAD OF RUBBISH. any complaints is oh everything is in guidelines!! front door is bowed the bow must be 6mm out to…

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crofty
Jun 18, 2018 8:29 pm
Emmz70
Emmz70
18 June

Montpellier45_Journey

Montpellier45_Journey
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hello it’s been awhile. Any developments your side? Can’t wait for your updates

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Emmz70
Jun 18, 2018 11:43 am
Emmz70
Emmz70
17 June

Building Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Geelong

Building Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Geelong
VIC
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Doesn't time fly! I can't believe it's already been a year. I'm starting a job next month so hopefully will be able to start ticking off some boxes of the last few…

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Emmz70
Jun 17, 2018 10:41 pm

And the punches keep coming...parts of our grout is starting to disintegrate on our floor tiles...vacuumed straight out!

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bumblebee1985
Jun 17, 2018 8:32 pm

Metricon - Glendale 39 HLE (Regional Vic)

Metricon - Glendale 39 HLE (Regional Vic)
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Your garden is looking awesome kylz! :) Yeah you can't miss us, the only house with the big gumtree on the corner haha.

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elieassi1992
Jun 17, 2018 4:25 pm
elieassi1992
Bronte19
Bronte19
17 June

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Our fee is $200 but there is refundable bond of $1,000 so total $1200 upfront. You will get $1000 bond back after the construction is complete and the builder has not…

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Bronte19
Jun 17, 2018 1:28 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
17 June

Waffle slab know what your getting.

Waffle slab know what your getting.
VIC

Geo1 is a forum member who is also a very good geotechnical engineer with a social concience. Go to his profile page to access all of his posts…

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SaveH2O
Jun 17, 2018 9:23 am
SaveH2O
KDRSEMELB
KDRSEMELB
17 June

Building with Hallbury Homes in Moorabbin

Building with Hallbury Homes in Moorabbin
VIC
1, 2, 3

Had a free moment, and had some photos of the staircase. Did you end up doing it yourself? Looks great. I like the light colour on top of the steps. I…

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KDRSEMELB
Jun 17, 2018 7:56 am

Bacchus Marsh Underbank 2mts fall

Bacchus Marsh Underbank 2mts fall
VIC

Keeping an eye on this post - any info would be helpful. In the couple of discussions I have had with builders, have been given an estimate of $20-25k by one, and $18-20k…

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hasansheikh
Jun 17, 2018 1:14 am
aloenyx
aloenyx
15 June

JG King modified Heywood - Landscaping

JG King modified Heywood - Landscaping
VIC
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Wow 6 months went fast!!! That's great that they are getting on things fast. I've just sent my builder notice that if I don't get some progress from them in next 2 weeks…

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aloenyx
Jun 15, 2018 8:45 pm
aloenyx
patel1783
patel1783
15 June

Woodlea Stage 19 Henley site cost

Woodlea Stage 19 Henley site cost
VIC

We are build single storey home... custom dedign, build with Ridgewater homes.

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patel1783
Jun 15, 2018 5:54 pm
eltkris
eltkris
15 June

Our SJD Homes Build (Somerfield Estate)

Our SJD Homes Build (Somerfield Estate)
VIC

Strange that they told you this... Our slab was poured in December 2017, and then sat there, pipes exposed over the holiday period until they returned to start the frame…

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eltkris
Jun 15, 2018 3:44 pm

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