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MrSingh
Nov 10, 2018 1:03 pm
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
sparekh
sparekh
1 November

Things you forget - summary page 32

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

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

Metricon Winchester 28- Keys!

Metricon Winchester 28- Keys!
VIC
1 ... 56, 57, 58

We will query them. No harm to ask. Thanks Blackcat. By the way, for the last payment, did you have to settle before or after handover? We haven't received our last…

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blackcat20
Nov 14, 2018 1:17 pm
blackcat20
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brokenstick
Nov 14, 2018 1:15 pm
brokenstick

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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We have gotten a couple of quotes around $8000.

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MandM+4
Nov 14, 2018 12:44 pm

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes
VIC
1, 2, 3

had my PCI on 8th NOV.. Darbecca guy found a lot of defects including one which would take a long time to fix ( door not aligned with ceiling) . SS advised it might take…

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yasir_fnd
Nov 14, 2018 12:14 pm

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Hi, Similar thing happened to me as they had to move the duct to one corner like yours. But for me it did not appear to be issue as it was from right corner (as per…

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NDDreamHome
Nov 14, 2018 12:11 pm

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW
NSW

From memory, I think our soil tests took about 2 weeks. Our sales consultant emailed us a copy.

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bestspecials
Nov 14, 2018 11:53 am
bestspecials

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

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Haha, thats pretty, i like the hint of blue. What room is that for? I am looking for a dining room table rug (even though i dont have a table yet hahah). I like the plat…

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Tajana
Nov 14, 2018 10:40 am
Tajana

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?
NSW
1, 2

Hi Hondo, Sorry for my late reply. We are building house with Charleston and now is in the lock up stage. Charleston has weekly update on the process and we can get…

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MikeW
Nov 14, 2018 8:59 am

Framing - Gap Between Slab Edge and Frame

Framing - Gap Between Slab Edge and Frame

We have no gap, and the slab lines up perfectly. But our slab guys were meticulous with their measurements, as they had a couple of boxes of beer riding on it... That…

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Drew01
Nov 14, 2018 8:36 am
Drew01

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 859, 860, 861

In what world is that acceptable? If they refuse to fix it, escalate it to Laminex or whoever their supplier is for laminates

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Drew01
Nov 14, 2018 8:32 am
Drew01

Harrington - AusBuild

Harrington - AusBuild
QLD

Your black shaker cabinets are so unique! Is that Arden blue stone? And how goes the landscaping plans?

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Valandra
Nov 14, 2018 8:21 am

Building with Ausbuild at Harrington Estate, Bridgeman Downs

Building with Ausbuild at Harrington Estate, Bridgeman Downs
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

😂😂 pretty sure my shaker comment wasn't meant for this thread. Hopefully we'll see some frames delivered soon! Feb sounds good, I wish! I'm resigned to 6month at…

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Valandra
Nov 14, 2018 8:19 am

Your house looks Great. Just wondering if you had any photos of your alfresco area showing the sliding doors? We are building the Day Dream with Coral Homes also but not…

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A.Allen87
Nov 14, 2018 7:53 am

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 48, 49, 50

Are you satisfied with his service? If yes, Can you please pass his details? It’s only for final inspection though, do you still want it?

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acindyworld
Nov 14, 2018 12:56 am

Just a quick question. Is it going to be possible to build a 22square house in Burnie Tasmania for $280k? First home owners/builders just bought a block and starting…

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A.Geddis
Nov 13, 2018 10:31 pm
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slagozzz
Nov 13, 2018 9:25 pm

Brick color

Brick color
VIC

Does anyone have the pic for Brushwood Horizon brick? We are going to build with DFH

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Sandychahal
Nov 13, 2018 8:11 pm

G.J Gardner build - Week 17 - Painting

G.J Gardner build - Week 17 - Painting
QLD
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Lol - yeah, I was worried the green would look funny, but seeing up on the wall, happy. It’s a cool idea with the doors, makes it all too easy :)

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BrentandAllison
Nov 13, 2018 7:53 pm
BrentandAllison

Building contract with Metricon

Building contract with Metricon

What do the site costs generally cover to be specific?

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alexp79
Nov 13, 2018 7:34 pm

We are planning to build with GJ Gardner and have so far are having a very positive experience with a lovely sales man who is truly helping us. I cant even begin to…

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rachandbrad
Nov 13, 2018 7:17 pm
Ezuku
Ezuku
19 h

Builder selection sa - any advice?

Builder selection sa - any advice?

So I'm planning on doing a knock down rebuild at some stage, and I'm currently at the stage where I'm thinking of builders (I'm in Metro adelaide). My plans are to do a…

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Ezuku
Nov 13, 2018 6:14 pm

Things are going swimmingly at the moment pending the Xmas shut down. The concrete blokes are great guys and said things always slow down around the time the house starts…

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Salfield
Nov 13, 2018 5:29 pm

Things to do yourself/after handover?

Things to do yourself/after handover?

I think it’s pinned at the top of the forum. But I think I saw that post also. We have elected to do driveway, paths, carpet, floor tiles, feature lights, fencing,…

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BrentandAllison
Nov 13, 2018 4:54 pm
BrentandAllison

BAL rating in Willowdale

BAL rating in Willowdale
NSW

I have recently purchased a land. haven't got contract yet. I was verbally told that the land will have BAL 29 rating. The land is bush faced.

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slagozzz
Nov 13, 2018 4:32 pm

Dual Occupancy - Narre Warren South (VIC)

Dual Occupancy - Narre Warren South (VIC)

To be honest I was surprised that Metricon doesn't build in that area when I spoke to them. So I'm looking for other builders in that area that can build a dual occ…

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Yulia01
Nov 13, 2018 4:22 pm

Our brickies have all finished, now looking forward to our next process.

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mumbron
Nov 13, 2018 2:13 pm
binky64
binky64
Yesterday

Lilium Estate - Clyde - SE Melb

Lilium Estate - Clyde - SE Melb
VIC

Impressed work started on time on the Lilium! Hoping stage 5 start on time too.

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binky64
Nov 13, 2018 1:17 pm
pandibabi
pandibabi
Yesterday

Custom Build with G Devel. in Bris - Bricks are up

Custom Build with G Devel. in Bris - Bricks are up
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Well that's what happens when you buy a McMansions.. they just don't paint themselves you know! I will get an independent inspection so it might delay another week for…

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pandibabi
Nov 13, 2018 1:05 pm
pandibabi
NicolleAW
NicolleAW
Yesterday

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
1, 2, 3

Hiya, After seeing a heap of display homes our decision to pick Dechellis was easy, their houses are beautiful and good quality. It is! Make a list of all the things…

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NicolleAW
Nov 13, 2018 12:03 pm
NewJourney
NewJourney
Yesterday

Glendale 42 with Rumpus

Glendale 42 with Rumpus

We went with the custom builders to get the plans we wanted.

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NewJourney
Nov 13, 2018 11:44 am
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blackcat20
Nov 13, 2018 9:20 am
blackcat20
Tim777
Tim777
Yesterday

First time building, Opinions on Coral Homes

First time building, Opinions on Coral Homes
NSW

Hi I am planning to build with coral homes and I was thinking to go ahead with baham 37 , I actually had a look at Bahama 50 and the price seems to be too high ,…

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Tim777
Nov 13, 2018 5:09 am
reaver
reaver
13 November

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 404, 405, 406

Thanks, water will stay on then

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reaver
Nov 13, 2018 12:05 am
reaver
pEast
pEast
12 November

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Hi Ezza - we were just looking at your house photos and how wonderful exterior and interour choices have turned out. It was nice that Arden picked up speed and you too…

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pEast
Nov 12, 2018 9:54 pm
GarethB
GarethB
12 November

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
1 ... 36, 37, 38

Looks really good, I didn’t get the pros just the standard plus a couple of domes as well, look forward to playing with mine one day.

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GarethB
Nov 12, 2018 9:11 pm
GarethB
mafu1983
mafu1983
12 November

New home build with Oracle

New home build with Oracle
QLD
1, 2, 3

Hi Allyh, unfortunately it’s been long but I think the clause is the same, Oracle took just over 7 months to build our house. It was so long and frustrating . I…

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mafu1983
Nov 12, 2018 8:53 pm
Mamz
Mamz
12 November

Arden - Votivo 43

Arden - Votivo 43
VIC
1 ... 23, 24, 25

That's what was throwing me off, the missing crossbar! I thought they might have been the Mock Double Hung but the crossbar wasn't showing in the brochure. We're doing…

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Mamz
Nov 12, 2018 7:15 pm
Mamz
nada17
nada17
12 November

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
1 ... 90, 91, 92

great! congrats! if kitchen is there and tiles are in then probably 3-4 weeks more. as for the appliances, they sent us an email today, they say they will deliver and…

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nada17
Nov 12, 2018 6:01 pm
sparekh
sparekh
12 November

Helpful tools for First home buyers

Helpful tools for First home buyers

Hi everyone, Does anyone know any tools or website that could help first home buyers do following: 1) Keep track of Cost 2) Allow to make a list of inclusions with cost…

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sparekh
Nov 12, 2018 4:57 pm
sparekh
winto_04
winto_04
12 November

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 757, 758, 759

Probably. You will see 4 (maybe more) timber pegs in the corners, just outside where the house will sit.

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winto_04
Nov 12, 2018 4:36 pm
steel
steel
12 November

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park
WA

So we signed our final contract about two months ago and our slab is down. Not much to see though at the moment.. We had a fair few struggles with our prestart…

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steel
Nov 12, 2018 2:07 pm
shokel1975
shokel1975
12 November

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Good luck, hopeful they get it done quickly for you.

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shokel1975
Nov 12, 2018 1:18 pm
shokel1975
Jamie80
Jamie80
12 November

Building Kingston 29 custom design with Rawson

Building Kingston 29 custom design with Rawson
NSW

Hi Amit We are building the Kingston 29 aswell we start soon, I’m curious to see what the inside looks like, is yours complete? Can you upload some pics more the…

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Jamie80
Nov 12, 2018 7:59 am
nick_leeson
nick_leeson
11 November

Rawson Windermere

Rawson Windermere
ACT
1, 2, 3

Thanks heaps. Perhaps , I should have also mentioned that we are planning to have to 2 outlets one downstairs and one upstairs and on reflection 6 is way too much but then…

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nick_leeson
Nov 11, 2018 8:12 pm

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Sutto79
Nov 11, 2018 4:09 pm
ebanster
ebanster
11 November

Any value-for-money custom builders in East Melbourne

Any value-for-money custom builders in East Melbourne
VIC

Went with GJ Gardner. I initially thought they were volume builders but they are in fact, custom builders. Though they have heaps of fixed home designs, they can customise…

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ebanster
Nov 11, 2018 1:08 pm
ebanster

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