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Houspect NSW
Houspect NSW
24 November

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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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
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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

Take Two

Take Two
ACT
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I can understand your disappointment about not finishing before the year. Nice to see the progress, though, and the amount of activity that seems to be going on. And at…

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algernon
Dec 16, 2017 3:55 pm

Sealing the grout just helps it resist staining. I'm using stuff Beaumonts recommended, I never got around to doing my own research so just went with what they said. I'm…

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bank
Dec 16, 2017 3:46 pm
bank

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - WEEK 29 FENCES!

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - WEEK 29 FENCES!
QLD
1 ... 11, 12, 13

We will also be meeting with our builder onsite in a few weeks to go over electricals and plumbing fit off and landscaping plans :D

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allblaqk
Dec 16, 2017 3:43 pm
allblaqk
Kandi
Kandi
29 m

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
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In our council approved plan Wind Speed N2 and final plan has as N1. Is this something important check? Not sure what everyone else building in Sydney have on their plan

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Kandi
Dec 16, 2017 3:34 pm
Hailsm
Hailsm
45 m

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Oh really? Do you know what sort of tradies? Do you live in the estate? viewtopic.php?f=31&t=89450&start=20

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Hailsm
Dec 16, 2017 3:18 pm
Hailsm

Katrina's 2nd home build - Gympie

Katrina's 2nd home build - Gympie
QLD
1 ... 12, 13, 14

How exciting! Its all coming together. Love the outdoor lights as well they look fantastic

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allblaqk
Dec 16, 2017 3:10 pm
allblaqk

Hilbert HGWA Build

Hilbert HGWA Build
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

You have definitely made the right call with having render around the garage with the wood look door.

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Choosy
Dec 16, 2017 2:18 pm
Choosy

New build with Redink Madora Bay

New build with Redink Madora Bay
WA
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The valuation wasn't even booked till Thursday :( And I don't know which day it is booked for yet... Silver linings - if we don't get the keys till after NY, then that's…

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spiffmiff
Dec 16, 2017 2:07 pm
spiffmiff
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httpants
Dec 16, 2017 1:38 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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According the the BCA (2016 Volume 2 Part 3.8.1, Table 3.8.1.1, it meets waterproofing requirements, as the concrete slab is deemed "water resistant". The height should…

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Mondeo
Dec 16, 2017 1:15 pm
Mondeo

Canberra custom KDR

Canberra custom KDR
ACT
1, 2

Hey thanks so much for your detailed reply - really appreciate it. We are in Newcastle so certainly not as cold as Canberra, the heat is the main consideration for us but…

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JessieNewie
Dec 16, 2017 12:11 pm

Lots of progress this week. Brickies are practically complete. Site clean (inside) was done before plasterers started. Initial plaster on all walls has been completed and…

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smithfamily
Dec 16, 2017 12:01 pm
J278
J278
4 h

Individual Design - New Choice Homes

Individual Design - New Choice Homes
WA
1, 2

Wow that’s good progress for one day. Can’t wait to go and see the house tomorrow

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J278
Dec 16, 2017 11:58 am
J278
J278
J278
4 h

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters
WA
1, 2, 3

Our build was valued under by 11K. Our area is so new that they had to use suburbs that were further from the city to get a comparison

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J278
Dec 16, 2017 11:57 am
J278

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
1 ... 24, 25, 26

We are only spending around $2 on essential blinds to get us in I don’t really know what coverings I want for the sliders I think the sliding door is damaged as they…

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trimum
Dec 16, 2017 11:56 am
trimum

Coral Homes Marcoola

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

Almost done H! Did your builder allow you to go in and put sticky notes on all the defects and will they fix these issues before handover or will it be an ongoing process.

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Skcel
Dec 16, 2017 11:53 am
Skcel

Apparently they are all aware about the bricks which is great. We ordered Redgum but got the simpson instead. We have been told they wont be fully shutting down over…

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Skcel
Dec 16, 2017 11:46 am
Skcel

Metricon Trentham Build - The Baby Bordeaux

Metricon Trentham Build - The Baby Bordeaux
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Does any one know what brand or details of the standrad R1.5 insulation metricon use

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Kandi
Dec 16, 2017 10:54 am

Arden - Votivo 43

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

Seems OK with the exception of the electrical box area, which isn't fully enclosed by the concrete. NHI will check this during the frame inspection next week.

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Exxie
Dec 16, 2017 10:44 am

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park
NSW
1 ... 132, 133, 134

You might need to check with Council but I believe the Blacktown City Council’s LEP 2015 document states 200m2. In addition I think you will have a few other…

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wongbruce
Dec 16, 2017 10:23 am

Acceptable finish on front facade pergola?

Acceptable finish on front facade pergola?
NSW

Thanks. Yeah it surprised me that it wasn't done better, as the rest of our house is actually done to a decent standard. Especially as it's meant to be a bit of a feature…

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Waldork
Dec 16, 2017 9:19 am
Waldork

Metricon Liberty 45 (Turramurra)

Metricon Liberty 45 (Turramurra)
NSW
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Yes see more at hoffmangoldwithporterdavis.wordpress.comAnd btw upgraded roof to R6.0 see more at hoffmangoldwithporterdavis.wordpress.com

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brucefil2011
Dec 16, 2017 9:13 am
Hasi
Hasi
7 h

Post Building Variation - Porter Davis

Post Building Variation - Porter Davis
VIC

Hi Were you able to change the brick color after the site has started. How much they have charged?

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Hasi
Dec 16, 2017 8:47 am

Last of the roof is finally on over the alfresco and garage Plumbing, electrical & heating/ cooling rough ins done. Just remembered we asked for additional heating…

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Dani_J
Dec 16, 2017 8:27 am

Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons build - roof on

Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons build - roof on
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Looks good Chris. Can't see where they've stuffed up but hopefully they can fix it for you so it doesn't drive you nuts every time you look at it lol!! Our 37sq Custom…

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Dani_J
Dec 16, 2017 8:17 am

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis
VIC
1 ... 27, 28, 29

This is great. Will be keen to follow your styling fur inspo ☺ I know exactly what you mean. I think it's going to be a good idea to keep an eye out…

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Dani_J
Dec 16, 2017 8:14 am

Firstyle Home - Braeside 42sq

Firstyle Home - Braeside 42sq
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Once your flooring goes down the gap under the door will have decreased

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blissjohnson2
Dec 16, 2017 7:59 am

Classic style weatherboard Melb - back landscaping stage 1

Classic style weatherboard Melb - back landscaping stage 1
VIC
1 ... 41, 42, 43

hi Cinder, Sorry I missed your update, we have been moving house in readiness for the demolition and build to get underway! Your garden plans look beautiful. Very clever…

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WifeofHunza
Dec 16, 2017 7:06 am
WifeofHunza

HGWA in Calleya Estate

HGWA in Calleya Estate
WA
1 ... 19, 20, 21

i have already asked for a cheque. It would be good if they could do it that quickly. We will see.

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Madora Dreamer
Dec 16, 2017 12:39 am
Madora Dreamer
K-Real
K-Real
17 h

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 334, 335, 336

We've paid to Vaccaro $1270. Meter been intalled 1 week ago.i've heard others in northern beaches paid the same. its been wired above the ground.

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K-Real
Dec 15, 2017 11:15 pm
K-Real
lovisa
lovisa
17 h

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod
SA
1 ... 25, 26, 27

That is an odd shape as if they expected something to be there that was not? And then looked for it.

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lovisa
Dec 15, 2017 10:47 pm

Update from our SS today..all the glass which has been scratched up should be replaced next Tuesday and some brick guy is coming to 'inspect' the brickwork on Monday as…

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bumblebee1985
Dec 15, 2017 10:44 pm

Yes they have. Ceiling skirting done. Skirting boards and door edging finished. Can't get into the house anymore.

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valerie3e
Dec 15, 2017 10:43 pm
valerie3e

Who's building with Clarendon??

Who's building with Clarendon??
NSW
1 ... 908, 909, 910

Have just gone through our colours appointment and thought I would share our colours in case anyone is interested. We are building a modified Fairmont 41. EXTERNAL Roof:…

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al+chris
Dec 15, 2017 10:15 pm
al+chris

Choice Living WA

Choice Living WA
WA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

The building commission are useless. All talk. And knowingly, they let this company continue doing business. We should all be going to the media it's a disgrace that…

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abcdeef
Dec 15, 2017 9:31 pm

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast
QLD
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Oh Bridget that’s awful I’m sorry Id be furious too! Crossing everything it all gets sorted soon

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BrownDog77
Dec 15, 2017 8:55 pm

Sorry will update when time but kitchens arrive (not installed) and eaves and more of facade done painting will happen over Xmas break apparently so really…

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BrownDog77
Dec 15, 2017 8:53 pm
ehhc
ehhc
20 h

Sekisui / Burbank -our Acacia home- Bricks Complete!

Sekisui / Burbank -our Acacia home- Bricks Complete!
NSW
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Yeah I know! Ours was only about half that but funnily enough the same amount of sand. We had so much sand leftover that neighbors took some for small work, and still…

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ehhc
Dec 15, 2017 8:04 pm
ehhc
aphsta
aphsta
20 h

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home
NSW
1, 2

The second garage isn’t being done by Allworth, it was a private concreter who will also do our driveway and the garage is a colourbond kit Daniel had made up, it’s on…

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aphsta
Dec 15, 2017 8:03 pm
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icat2000
Dec 15, 2017 7:39 pm
icat2000

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 432, 433, 434

Posted some pics of bricks on my build thread tonight Chino

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MandM+4
Dec 15, 2017 7:33 pm

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0
NSW
1 ... 718, 719, 720

CathyP, We used a company called SteelChief for our shed (3x3m) with gabled extension. We found them very easy to install and price exceptionally good. This shed was the…

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MrsRose
Dec 15, 2017 7:19 pm
MrsRose

The past 2 weeks has seen the upper bricks cleaned, solar panels installed for our hot water and upper eaves installed and painted. Hubby took the SS call today so we’re…

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MandM+4
Dec 15, 2017 6:31 pm
Mrs_W
Mrs_W
22 h

KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370
VIC

We are also building with Bentley, but not a KDRB. We’re about to start painting. Looking forward to following your build.

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Mrs_W
Dec 15, 2017 6:14 pm
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lovisa
Dec 15, 2017 6:10 pm

So received a call from HO whether I had been contacted by SS on update - Na - been almost a month since mentioning frames to start mid dec Said will call SS to give an…

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pEast
Dec 15, 2017 5:45 pm
Alysha
Alysha
23 h

Anyone building in Plenty Gorge Views estate, South Morang

Anyone building in Plenty Gorge Views estate, South Morang
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hey everyone. I think the developer contacts builders and arranged a time to go test. Just got an update from my conveyancer who has been in contact with the land owners…

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Alysha
Dec 15, 2017 5:29 pm

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