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How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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I am in the fit out stage, and visit virtually every day... sometimes up to three times hahah at lunch time, before school pick up and after school. Its disappointing to…

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Princesssarrah06
Nov 07, 2017 10:17 pm
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

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - FRAMING

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - FRAMING
VIC
1 ... 12, 13, 14

It is going to be a couple of years of Tradies r kings

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pEast
Nov 24, 2017 12:42 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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That’s funny. It’s rare they build that quickly (going by what others have experienced on here), they will claim heaps of weather delays if over contract. I think…

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MandM+4
Nov 24, 2017 12:35 pm

Boutique Homes - St Tropez 31 - Pool Time-lapse Video

Boutique Homes - St Tropez 31 - Pool Time-lapse Video
VIC
1, 2, 3

Just the normal off white colour. When it is applied it looks dark but it dries white.

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measure
Nov 24, 2017 12:32 pm

Roof frame, fascias & hardisheet to garage was completed yesterday :)

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jad33mily
Nov 24, 2017 12:16 pm
jad33mily

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 332, 333, 334

If you are "inner urban" you'll have to go with Group 4 and if you are "Greenfields" you'll have Checkpoint. There is only one option in each location.

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blackcat20
Nov 24, 2017 11:51 am
blackcat20
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gags
Nov 24, 2017 11:48 am

Independent Building Surveyor or Builder's Surveyor

Independent Building Surveyor or Builder's Surveyor
VIC
1, 2

BIMboy says: "This just goes to show you know very little about Structural Design ie. Codes AS3600 Concrete" Yeah, right, In 1975 (while you were still wet behind the…

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building-expert
Nov 24, 2017 11:41 am
building-expert

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home
NSW
1, 2

We have final pricing and our contract signing appointment is Wednesday the 29th. I asked about Friday instead but she said she wanted to get it done in November and that…

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aphsta
Nov 24, 2017 11:36 am

Building Mainvue Aegean430 - 45sq in Berwick Waters

Building Mainvue Aegean430 - 45sq in Berwick Waters
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

So it’s the end of week 10 & I’m a bit disappointed in the lack of progress this week. I go past the site every day, sometimes morning and afternoon when I’m not…

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Aegean430
Nov 24, 2017 11:25 am
Aegean430
Gio
Gio
2 h

Porter Davis - Madison 40

Porter Davis - Madison 40
VIC
1 ... 14, 15, 16

I was quoted $110 per m2 includes excavation and drainage works. Plus an extra $2750 for crossover extension by 2metres. I am currently organising my permit with council…

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Gio
Nov 24, 2017 11:06 am
Gio

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Ormeau Hills - Week 4 Slab Pour

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Ormeau Hills - Week 4 Slab Pour
QLD
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Power situation has been resolved! We are getting install done Monday :). We did the same, how it works is once you get on site and they install the power box they give…

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Caydenn
Nov 24, 2017 11:04 am
Caydenn

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
1 ... 54, 55, 56

they can't really installed on the other side due to land slope and no grate drainage. The plumber prefer to do the garage side due to grate drainage in front of garage…

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shazaw
Nov 24, 2017 11:02 am

Building Simonds Modified Palisade

Building Simonds Modified Palisade
VIC

Yes Indeed, We are eagerly waiting for PCI next week and then move in. Hope you get started soon. I'm building in Tarneit not too far from plumton. Let me know if you…

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Nisarg
Nov 24, 2017 11:00 am

Harpley Estate

Harpley Estate
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

it's depands,some of the builder working quick some are slow,good luck as I recommend,burbank and simonds building quick with mid rangr quantity

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41202
Nov 24, 2017 10:59 am
41202

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Pending Building Approval)

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Pending Building Approval)
QLD
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Ours was fast in the beginning, but I think they are over my emails every week for updates / clarification / changes, whooops! No we have someone different :(

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StephLee
Nov 24, 2017 10:57 am
StephLee

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 504, 505, 506

I got told by our sales consultant that national does this a lot as they have an agreement with Metricon so coral gets bumped which is why we went with Beaumont

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dougang287
Nov 24, 2017 10:56 am

The ivy, Doreen

The ivy, Doreen
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Ok, thanks, seems to change on a weekly basis at the moment!

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BradC
Nov 24, 2017 10:43 am
BradC

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2
NSW
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Thanks Shazaw, looking forward to using my fancy new kitchen and having lots of cupboard space!

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The_Joneses
Nov 24, 2017 10:25 am

Clyde Springs estate- Clyde North

Clyde Springs estate- Clyde North
VIC
1, 2

Hi Stroud, Any update on soil test. Did you receive the soil compaction report from your builder? We are in stage3.

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ash2020
Nov 24, 2017 10:12 am
ehhc
ehhc
3 h

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
1 ... 21, 22, 23

:( yeah. sucks. We ordered a new couch to be delivered mid Dec. better ask them to hold to next year. SS is still optimistic with pre xmas handover - but I think its either…

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ehhc
Nov 24, 2017 10:10 am
ehhc

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0
NSW
1 ... 715, 716, 717

Our aircon upgrade cost us $6400.00. This included an upgrade to a 20kw fujitsu inverter. They provide a 14KW one which is not big enough for our house (28 squares).…

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Buildinghome
Nov 24, 2017 9:39 am

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis
VIC
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Yes which is full Ashlite. Ashlite Half is the smaller creamy sample in my hand. They said the Victorian display was Ashlite half but it wasn't. Just be careful the QLD…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Nov 24, 2017 9:39 am
Waldorf_Grange_Build

Sekisui / Burbank -our Acacia home- Bricks Complete!

Sekisui / Burbank -our Acacia home- Bricks Complete!
NSW
1 ... 22, 23, 24

I like how you are planning to have xmas drinks on site. I'll be having picnic and clean up days. There are too many builder's debris. I don't think they will pick up all…

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shazaw
Nov 24, 2017 9:07 am

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod
SA
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Looks like your build is flying! Yay for bricks

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lovisa
Nov 24, 2017 8:57 am

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 789, 790, 791

Does this mean that you now can’t visit the site and go inside without the supervisor present? My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

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Renman
Nov 24, 2017 8:17 am
Renman
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Sarah159
Nov 24, 2017 7:59 am

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean38 - FRAMING

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean38 - FRAMING
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

The report was 34 pages long and very overwhelming reading it. Seeing we had exposed rio was just gutting. But in the light of a new day and speaking with Darbecca and…

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Rachael13
Nov 24, 2017 7:43 am
Rachael13

Master bedroom, floor plan advice

Master bedroom, floor plan advice

Family’s would want the master upstairs near kids if they are young. Def want more living space and garden, that would appeal to more people and be more enjoyable for…

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Ezza78
Nov 24, 2017 7:43 am

JG King modified Heywood - finally exterior painting!

JG King modified Heywood - finally exterior painting!
VIC
1 ... 64, 65, 66

I did that too. Only reason I stuckwith my builder was the floorplan.

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aloenyx
Nov 24, 2017 6:05 am
aloenyx

Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Thinking of cancelling build !

Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Thinking of cancelling build !
VIC
1, 2, 3

keysomer Our Admin is the same - she would not respond to issues. We tried escalating it to her team lead, but again - same issues. This is when we have not even signed a…

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baronx
Nov 24, 2017 5:23 am
baronx

First Timer (Built By Momu @ Calleya)

First Timer (Built By Momu @ Calleya)
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

I spoke directly with Affinity and they confirmed an error on their behalf and are fixing it ASAP, so that was some good news : We also changed our garage door to…

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just_a_draftee
Nov 24, 2017 1:15 am
Renman
Renman
12 h

Metricon Vantage 35 - New Build

Metricon Vantage 35 - New Build

Currently have a big backyard at our place so we don’t want the same. Just a medium size one to allow us to have a better landscaping options. My KDR Metricon…

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Renman
Nov 24, 2017 12:54 am
Renman

Render completed today. This photo makes it look cream and brown but it is actually Surf Mist (off white) and Monument (dark charcoal grey)...

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Mrsxtro01
Nov 24, 2017 12:35 am

My build in Bloomdale- Bricks started!

My build in Bloomdale- Bricks started!
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

They originally were austral truffle which got changed to pepperwood. The neighbours one I think is mocha. I'll go back in the morning and check when it's dry

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valerie3e
Nov 23, 2017 10:59 pm
valerie3e

Seriously we have had so many issues with this garage opening. We paid extra at contract to have it higher as I have a 4WD all good. Frame stage they only made the opening…

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H Family
Nov 23, 2017 10:31 pm
H Family

Follow our Build: forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=85959

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Tracyt
Nov 23, 2017 10:29 pm
Tracyt

As of yesterday - my precious Posistruts :-D Locked together with strongbacks, these should form a very solid base for the upper floor, much sturdier than typical…

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algernon
Nov 23, 2017 10:20 pm

So excited! So close to lock up now! Almost all doors and windows in. Walls are done, shelf/rails, pantry and linen cupboard are in. Lock-up should be tomorrow

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Rheezy
Nov 23, 2017 10:13 pm

New build with Redink Madora Bay

New build with Redink Madora Bay
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Just signed an offer on my house, fingers crossed it goes through. Settlement is 11 January which should be around the same time my new house is finished woo hoo!!

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Madora Dreamer
Nov 23, 2017 10:07 pm
Madora Dreamer
aphsta
aphsta
15 h

1st knockdown rebuild: 1st steps towards planning our home

1st knockdown rebuild: 1st steps towards planning our home

We bought a block in an established area and the previous owner of the block had done survey and passed them on to us. We used them to get first stage tenders with 3…

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aphsta
Nov 23, 2017 9:49 pm

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra
VIC
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Heard from our SS yesterday via email to question one of the items on the list we had supplied him...no indication as to the date of when we can expect handover but I…

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bumblebee1985
Nov 23, 2017 9:45 pm

23/11/2017- All doors are hung skirtings are all on and architraves almost complete. Also downpipes delivered, we understood we were getting metal downpipes but we…

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Hailsm
Nov 23, 2017 9:40 pm
Hailsm

Kitchen still not done.. hopefully that will be tomorrow. Apparently all done the other areas except the edging. Urghh.... I just want my house to be finished already.

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Princesssarrah06
Nov 23, 2017 8:12 pm

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD
QLD
1 ... 81, 82, 83

Thank you Dulie :) Started my own thread right away :) Would appreciate any feedback on the plan drawings :)

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Maddy178
Nov 23, 2017 8:11 pm

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 20, 21, 22

What typically happens during on handover day? I presume the SS will run through the PCI defect items and hand over some user manuals. Anything else? Did you guys get any…

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iceberg.
Nov 23, 2017 7:42 pm


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