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Metricon Franklin 53 modified

Metricon Franklin 53 modified
SA
1, 2

Thanks tribe, Haha lamingtons. Yeah we are so stoked that he is pushing the work. He has been fantastic in the short time since we have gone to site. So open and…

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stoff17
Apr 22, 2018 8:08 pm
Marlbling
Marlbling
20 April

Building with Bentley Homes

Building with Bentley Homes
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Just advise if people haven’t gone into contract yet. Pls don’t get security doors with plan. It’s best to get it after your build. Whatever we chose we have again…

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Marlbling
Apr 20, 2018 8:28 pm
dan1986
dan1986
20 April

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 50, 51, 52

Hi all, Love this thread so many great ideas, you should also have a look at Build Companion https://www.buildcompanion.com.au they also have some great inclusion ideas.

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dan1986
Apr 20, 2018 8:12 pm
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Code128
Apr 18, 2018 7:33 pm
Code128
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Nawsome
Apr 18, 2018 5:19 pm
Nawsome
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Nawsome
Apr 18, 2018 5:08 pm
Nawsome
PBN84
PBN84
17 April

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
1, 2

Hi Saninau, Welcome to the forum . Glad to have another Northridge resident among us.:) May I ask how did your selections go? Is there enough variation and quality in…

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PBN84
Apr 17, 2018 8:12 pm
Monkey55
Monkey55
17 April

Eden Estate Two Wells SA

Eden Estate Two Wells SA
SA

Hi all, Is anyone here building in Eden Estate, SA? :)

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Monkey55
Apr 17, 2018 1:30 pm

well the holes in my brickwork where patched and look as if they never existed Fedup1 - that last picture showed the weepholes in my front porch area - all my…

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Entilzha
Apr 14, 2018 7:32 pm
Aitch
Aitch
14 April

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 29, 30, 31

About once a week, but there have been times where I've not looked for a few weeks, mainly due to lack of progress (at least 6 months into build - 10 months from contract…

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Aitch
Apr 14, 2018 1:09 pm
benblinkau
benblinkau
13 April

New build - Weeks Building Group SA

New build - Weeks Building Group SA
SA
1, 2

Will do! We are living in NSW at present, so unfortunately we have to rely on others sending us photos etc! We will be popping back next week for a few days to check it out!

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benblinkau
Apr 13, 2018 2:40 pm
benblinkau
Monkey55
Monkey55
13 April

New Build - Weeks Building Group - Balhannah SA

New Build - Weeks Building Group - Balhannah SA
SA
1, 2, 3

Thank you! The lot we are looking at has a swale along the back, and the hubby is worried. Everyone I have spoken to has had no issues. :)

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Monkey55
Apr 13, 2018 1:18 pm
benblinkau
benblinkau
12 April

Weeks Custom build - Virginia Grove - SA

Weeks Custom build - Virginia Grove - SA
SA

Watching with interest. We are building with weeks... roof about to go on next week. Pics etc on my board: New build - Weeks Building Group SA

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benblinkau
Apr 12, 2018 8:22 pm
benblinkau

Hi everyone, Long time reader, first time poster! I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread on our building process to keep track of where we are and hopefully…

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AJS1
Apr 12, 2018 5:32 pm

New build, builder claiming “unforeseen rock”

New build, builder claiming “unforeseen rock”
SA

Kitty.Kat82 Welcome to the forum Sounds like your Salesman/Builder has no idea what he's doing and you excavation costs into rock are going to be very expensive. He has…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 06, 2018 8:56 am
StructuralBIMGuy
lovisa
lovisa
2 April

First home build SA Hickinbotham- keys 26/2

First home build SA Hickinbotham- keys 26/2
SA
1 ... 43, 44, 45

Yes :) plus they are doing our tainwater tank for $600 less than any other place so pretty good :) all ip

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lovisa
Apr 02, 2018 8:29 pm
Krisrobe
Krisrobe
26 March

Statesman Felixstow Alfresco build in Two Wells, SA

Statesman Felixstow Alfresco build in Two Wells, SA
SA
1, 2, 3

Hi Nicoledee, just wondering about your finished house, I’m about to start building a very customised Felixstow with muscat grey bricks and wallaby roof and would be…

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Krisrobe
Mar 26, 2018 6:48 pm
pandibabi
pandibabi
25 March

Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover

Oh I did not think of it being a pull down I think it's more of a permanent structure 🤣if you can engineer that would be interesting!

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pandibabi
Mar 25, 2018 1:14 pm
pandibabi
GD3
GD3
11 March

Fairmont Homes - Custom build

Fairmont Homes - Custom build
SA

Hello Dan Are you building in NSW and how’s you exp so far. We are thinking to sign a contract with them.

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GD3
Mar 11, 2018 11:44 am
Smurfei
Smurfei
8 March

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
1 ... 74, 75, 76

Hi, Building Rochester 31 - Easy Living by Carlisle Homes - Melbourne. https://rochester31islove.wordpress.com Thanks!

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Smurfei
Mar 08, 2018 10:50 am
EmBella
EmBella
6 March

Sewer main

Sewer main
SA

There generally isn't too many issues with using an existing point? It's on the other side of the property to where they wanted a new point put. Hmm anyway we are…

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EmBella
Mar 06, 2018 9:37 pm
homeone1
homeone1
24 February

Bordeaux 45 Build Metricon

Bordeaux 45 Build Metricon
SA

Hi i am looking to build something similar to the bordeaux in adelaide, maybe the hamshire 45 or somerest 45.

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homeone1
Feb 24, 2018 5:44 pm
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Nawsome
Feb 24, 2018 11:07 am
Nawsome

New House Build KDR Blackwood SA Fairmont Homes 'The Grand'

New House Build KDR Blackwood SA Fairmont Homes 'The Grand'
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

We used Old Red Brick Co price was about 11k. They removed all trees on the property which included 3 trees that were over 15 metres tall. If it’s near a boundary fence…

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DanTheUpholsterer
Feb 23, 2018 5:53 pm
ramanan
ramanan
23 February

Simonds Prague Modified SA

Simonds Prague Modified SA
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Congratulations.. I’m building my prague home and I’m in the same situation. Final payment so excited to get my house keys..

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ramanan
Feb 23, 2018 4:46 am

Ok so been in about two months. All seems to be going along slowly to plan. Still quite happy with the finish. Being in a bit have noticed a few blemishes in the painting…

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hillbuilder
Feb 15, 2018 12:02 pm
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
14 February

Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - PCI Complete

Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - PCI Complete
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Handover was today - very exciting. Not any photos in all the rushing due to an annoying mix up. Three little things to be fixed up but all in writing before handover…

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JM1911A1
Feb 14, 2018 9:35 pm
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
14 February

Building with Simonds in Adelaide

Building with Simonds in Adelaide
SA
1 ... 58, 59, 60

Handover was today - very exciting. Not any photos in all the rushing due to an annoying mix up. Three little things to be fixed up but all in writing before handover…

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JM1911A1
Feb 14, 2018 9:33 pm
JM1911A1
katmeow01
katmeow01
14 February

Reviews of Rossdale & Dechelles Homes in Adelaide

Reviews of Rossdale & Dechelles Homes in Adelaide
SA

We tossed up between the two also. We finally decided with Rossdale mostly for their fixed price contract but also partly because our block needed a split level and…

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katmeow01
Feb 14, 2018 8:07 pm
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lovisa
Feb 10, 2018 7:40 pm
MissSoph
MissSoph
8 February

SA Housing Centre - Advice!

SA Housing Centre - Advice!
SA

Thank you for the reply! We are praying that if we do use Homestart it isn't a long term thing. Get us ur home and then refinance as soon as possible. We have been…

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MissSoph
Feb 08, 2018 12:16 pm
jm_928
jm_928
4 February

Metro Property Development SA

Metro Property Development SA
SA

We are considering building with Metro at Minters Field and would be interested in any recent experiences, particularly with the build timeframes and the level of quality.

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jm_928
Feb 04, 2018 5:19 pm
Nawsome
Nawsome
2 February

House Demolition Adelaide

House Demolition Adelaide
SA

we are hoping to start the demo early next week with Magil Demolition. We were also told that we had to move out before asking for services to be cut (which can then take…

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Nawsome
Feb 02, 2018 1:38 pm
Nawsome
Marshall5858
Marshall5858
28 January

Fairmont Homes Adelaide Custom Build

Fairmont Homes Adelaide Custom Build
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Love what you’ve done with the place, it really looks great

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Marshall5858
Jan 28, 2018 9:09 pm
eliszia
eliszia
24 January

Metricon Glendale 34 Springlake

Metricon Glendale 34 Springlake
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Than you Dulie. Metricon Glendale 34 Modified

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eliszia
Jan 24, 2018 2:53 pm
eliszia
eliszia
19 January

Project Sicily / Building in Springlake Mt Barker SA

Project Sicily / Building in Springlake Mt Barker SA
SA
1, 2

Hi there. We have just submitted plans to the council last week. How long did it take for them to approve yours?

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eliszia
Jan 19, 2018 7:44 am
lovisa
lovisa
16 January

New Home Questions

New Home Questions
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

End , but if not valuated yet for loan you might need to pay in $$ for the short fall if what you add doesn’t put up the value / if it goes iver standard valuation vslue for area

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lovisa
Jan 16, 2018 12:15 pm
j0j0chris
j0j0chris
7 January

Property law help please!

Property law help please!
SA

The deal is actually not quite done as the people that bought the land told us it settles in a couple of weeks. I have spoken briefly with a lawyer, and am waiting on a…

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j0j0chris
Jan 07, 2018 4:22 pm
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dulie
Dec 12, 2017 1:41 pm
dulie
smithfamily
smithfamily
24 November 2017

Building first house - need advice on builder

Building first house - need advice on builder
SA

Hi Trent, When deciding who we would build with, we researched many forums, reviews etc and found that if we based our decision on the information we read, we wouldn't…

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smithfamily
Nov 24, 2017 2:18 pm
Sgreenham
Sgreenham
22 November 2017

Building Weeks & Macklin Ashdale in Western Adelaide

Building Weeks & Macklin Ashdale in Western Adelaide
SA

Just completed my second build with Weeks and Macklin.. The first (2013) went well, agent was excellent, supervisor fantastic, 20 week build time, quality installs however…

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Sgreenham
Nov 22, 2017 10:28 am
Amymay
Amymay
13 November 2017

SA Distinctive homes?

SA Distinctive homes?
SA

Over charged us 20,000$ in our footings.... Then tried to tell us if another builder didnt charge us $48,000 in footings they will sting us throughout the build. We are…

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Amymay
Nov 13, 2017 5:50 pm
Joker
Joker
13 November 2017

Who is the Best SA builder for inclusions / appliances

Who is the Best SA builder for inclusions / appliances
SA

Be careful that inclusions make you forget about the number one most important thing by a mile, the quality of the build, it's this area that when wrong, can ruin your…

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Joker
Nov 13, 2017 7:47 am
Amymay
Amymay
3 November 2017

Fairmont Homes Custom Build Myponga, SA

Fairmont Homes Custom Build Myponga, SA
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hellooo much update on the house?? I have my finger crossed for before xmas just wanted to see if youve had any update on handover date ? 😀😀

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Amymay
Nov 03, 2017 12:07 pm
alysanne
alysanne
1 November 2017

Modified Carrington with Statesman Homes S.A [first home].

Modified Carrington with Statesman Homes S.A [first home].
SA
1, 2, 3

ckfd Good, thanks for asking! I got my keys last Friday (about 1.5 weeks after pre handover). Still have some work to complete from other contractors before I move in…

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alysanne
Nov 01, 2017 9:18 pm
Ckfd
Ckfd
24 October 2017

Building Modified Statesman Ashville

Building Modified Statesman Ashville
SA
1, 2, 3

alysanne sorry for taking so long to get back to you. We got our keys at the same time as pre handover. Our bank paid the final payment 2 weeks early accidentally so they…

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Ckfd
Oct 24, 2017 7:23 am
Ckfd
brokenstick
brokenstick
19 October 2017

Ceiling Height cost on 2.4M to 2.7M

Ceiling Height cost on 2.4M to 2.7M
SA

This may be because you are going 2 increments, from 2.2 to 2.5 to 2.74 (they seem to charge for each increment). Our ground we are looking at comes with 2.55 which we…

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brokenstick
Oct 19, 2017 7:50 am
rk72
rk72
17 October 2017

Building first home!

Building first home!
SA

Purchased land this year, hoping to build by the end of 2018. Already picked builder as family are bricklayers, etc. Am just interested in what everyone else's experiences…

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rk72
Oct 17, 2017 7:04 pm
lovisa
lovisa
17 October 2017

Hickinbotham build adelaide

Hickinbotham build adelaide
SA
1, 2

Our soil removal is $750 under quoted amount (for scrape snd trenches ) was told can go up if more soil needs to be removed like for i think site cleanup and paving.

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lovisa
Oct 17, 2017 3:54 pm


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