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Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover
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Reaching the end of your project is a big milestone. It’s the culmination of months of planning, negotiating and decision…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 10, 2018 9:40 am
StructuralBIMGuy
G1NOSAUR
G1NOSAUR
17 May

How often do you visit your site?

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

Haha that's crazy. We always jump the fence every week, I wonder if I'm soon to receive a warning letter as well lol.

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G1NOSAUR
May 17, 2018 4:23 pm
G1NOSAUR

Things you forget - summary page 32

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

Hi All, We built 6 years ago, one thing we did which was very useful, was to include an outside powerpoint, it's really useful. We also installed outside camera's with a…

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springtime
May 20, 2018 9:24 am

We have managed to get our front landscaping complete over the weekend, thanks to the perfect Melbourne weather! So for the time being, we have nothing to do outside! We…

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smithfamily
May 28, 2018 1:10 pm
CC7
CC7
6 m

Coral Daydream 32 Custom - First Home Build: Redbank Plains

Coral Daydream 32 Custom - First Home Build: Redbank Plains
QLD

oh what! That's insane, not cool at all! I can understand you not wanting to post anything until everything is well on its way to going ahead. I'm sure you will have no…

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CC7
May 28, 2018 1:10 pm
CC7

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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I didn't realise it comes flat packed. Happy to hear the quality is good & you would recommend them.

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Chinoandbebe
May 28, 2018 1:04 pm

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / May 25th - Bricks completed

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / May 25th - Bricks completed
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Wow I love the raven bricks. I’ve never heard of them before. Are they corals standard bricks? Everything is looking great 👍🏼

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mj-mac4
May 28, 2018 1:02 pm
mj-mac4
Tribe7
Tribe7
16 m

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Wow it’s looking awesome, good work with fixing the facia and the window great news about your fence, I have to hassle my younger neighbours about…

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Tribe7
May 28, 2018 1:00 pm
Tribe7
Tribe7
Tribe7
19 m

Our First Dream Home G&P Builders

Our First Dream Home G&P Builders
QLD
1 ... 13, 14, 15

A huge pat on the back for your tiler he has done a beautiful job, he has even lined up all the veins in the marble tiles Love Love Love…

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Tribe7
May 28, 2018 12:57 pm
Tribe7

KDR Rawson Windermere 32 with 2 Bed Granny

KDR Rawson Windermere 32 with 2 Bed Granny
NSW

Oh yeah for sure, the damn upgrades, cost me like 25k of upgrades I think but they were mostly fair prices as I compared it to the tenders that I received from GJ Gardner…

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G1NOSAUR
May 28, 2018 12:38 pm
G1NOSAUR

New Henley Electra build in Mernda/VIC

New Henley Electra build in Mernda/VIC
VIC
1, 2, 3

Thanks for the update Eskay, looking forward to seeing the finished result. If all goes well we sign the contract this week for our Electra 35.

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Oz3429
May 28, 2018 12:10 pm

Slab pour done before pre-pour inspection

Slab pour done before pre-pour inspection
VIC

Obi.wan You will need to be vigilant from now on..No knowing what your footings & slab is like! Forewarned is forearmed'

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 28, 2018 12:01 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Clarendon Boston 36 Central Coast

Clarendon Boston 36 Central Coast
NSW

Yes its included. We did need to pay an extra $5k for bagging around the bottom half of the house.

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Anna4Chris
May 28, 2018 11:48 am
Anna4Chris

Coral Homes - Hampton 26 - Tweed

Coral Homes - Hampton 26 - Tweed
NSW
1, 2

Your house looks great. We got the same door too.

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bestspecials
May 28, 2018 10:40 am
bestspecials

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 361, 362, 363

Your changes should be free, if done early enough in the process. The main hurdle will be, if the changes are too major, M will just say 'No, we can't do it'. Good luck!

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shokel1975
May 28, 2018 10:03 am
shokel1975

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29
QLD
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Oh thank you! The benchtop is Caesarstone Oyster and the cabinetry is formica settler profile in polar white 😊

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Dylandbrooke
May 28, 2018 10:00 am
Dylandbrooke

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks stoff17 - it was definitely a relief to have these choices made - we didn't know exactly what colours we wanted prior to the weekend's meeting. We simply based it…

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shokel1975
May 28, 2018 10:00 am
shokel1975

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Oh no!!!! Were they on our street? That would be devastating :( I hope once more people start moving in it will deters these scums!! I am thinking now our neighbours want…

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SKND10
May 28, 2018 9:58 am

Allworth Carlisle Build In Western Sydney

Allworth Carlisle Build In Western Sydney
NSW
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No problem at all, thank you for checking I appreciate it.

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ydnewa
May 28, 2018 9:45 am
ydnewa

Hi Doulton thank you for your detailed reply. 10 months for your build is fantastic specially considering the size of yoir house. You were very organised and diligent…

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excited_builders
May 28, 2018 8:36 am
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dillongl
May 28, 2018 8:29 am
dillongl

Building defects? Owner?, The law is not your friend!

Building defects? Owner?, The law is not your friend!
VIC

The builder is only intrested in the next stage payment as soneone else posted on here, they dont care about anything and with the RBS gets all the work from them. Sad sad…

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Mauromario
May 28, 2018 6:50 am
shazaw
shazaw
12 h

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
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I have sample of two tiles for alfresco. I'm going take these to my flooring shop tomorrow to check if its goes together with the laminate tile I have selected, just two…

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shazaw
May 28, 2018 1:09 am

Building Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Geelong

Building Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Geelong
VIC
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That’s what I did too. All the muck ups I went to my ss and told him to make sure this gets done or that. So it doesn’t cause a defect. But he was always pretty…

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Doulton777
May 28, 2018 1:03 am
Doulton777
Renman
Renman
13 h

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
1 ... 84, 85, 86

Sandy, We have handed over already, planning to just put it in before we move in the next couple of weeks.

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Renman
May 28, 2018 12:30 am
Renman

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nada17
May 27, 2018 10:10 pm
gr8ly
gr8ly
16 h

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate
QLD
1 ... 11, 12, 13

i would definitely bring it up with your SS. And yep agreed! if they were working on their own home, i'm sure they would take the time to ensure it's perfect. These houses…

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gr8ly
May 27, 2018 9:31 pm
gr8ly

Slab poured before inspection

Slab poured before inspection
VIC

Our builder has done our slab pour before an inspection could be done by our independent inspection company. It was communicated to them via two emails which were…

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Obi.Wan
May 27, 2018 9:30 pm
Obi.Wan

DA approved on Friday 25th May.. fingers crossed with everything now our build starts soon!!

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johar.ankur
May 27, 2018 9:11 pm

Aurora Stage 16 - Build

Aurora Stage 16 - Build

Site costs used by project builders are used as a vehicle to raise one’s profit margin. It’s so padded with opacity that you can’t compare the dollar cost across…

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kirashogun
May 27, 2018 8:07 pm

Building Glenleigh with Kurmond Homes - my experiance...

Building Glenleigh with Kurmond Homes - my experiance...
NSW

Thank you :) We ended up going with another builder after finding out a lady I used to work with had huge issues with her build.

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SamanthaS
May 27, 2018 7:59 pm

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
VIC
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Oh wow December is scary. I'm still fingers crossed for next month. Luckily we don't have the sewer problem just waiting for Como to give us a final price. Went past…

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Clareymoo
May 27, 2018 7:40 pm

Bulding with Lily Homes

Bulding with Lily Homes
NSW

Hi Vifferdude, Do you have any progress or finished photos of your build. I’m considering building with lily and would appreciate any feedback you have! Cheers

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Kylie15
May 27, 2018 7:25 pm
Pranav
Pranav
18 h

Lucere estate at Leppington

Lucere estate at Leppington
NSW
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Hi Adiba, Yes, i am not also sure about it, but to me i have no choice. I don't mind sending my kid to St Anthony of Padua at Austral, But its only from K-2 at the…

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Pranav
May 27, 2018 7:03 pm

First Build with Summit Perth WA

First Build with Summit Perth WA
WA
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If he did that i would be more than a little confused. The driveway paving/power issue wouldn't effect the flooring, blinds or garage i wouldn't have thought. Doesn't…

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Summitlovin
May 27, 2018 5:48 pm

Who's building with Clarendon??

Who's building with Clarendon??
NSW
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Would agree with this. Friends built with Clarendon a year before us and had an excellent built. When we built nothing but headaches. Still finding issues with our build…

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MinandB
May 27, 2018 5:39 pm

Kirra 23. Hello we are looking at building the kirra 23 on a block down on The Gold Coast and was hoping some one in here has built the kirra abd could send some photos.…

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Chippy891
May 27, 2018 4:34 pm

Drove past the house yesterday morning and as there was a tradie van and the front door open, thought that we would pop in. The back stackers are being repaired as there…

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Rachael13
May 27, 2018 4:25 pm
Rachael13
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Nawsome
May 27, 2018 4:25 pm
Nawsome

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Actually after all this time watching and commenting on other threads (4years I think) I have decided no thread for me. Every time I go to start one something else gets…

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WifeofHunza
May 27, 2018 4:15 pm
WifeofHunza
Kansal
Kansal
22 h

Sovereign 50 by Metricon

Sovereign 50 by Metricon

My wife and I recently signed up for Sovereign 50.we are going for a 5th bedroom option downstairs and storage room under steps. Just wondering if anyone has gone for the…

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Kansal
May 27, 2018 3:18 pm

Manor lakes stage 167

Manor lakes stage 167
VIC

Hi all Im in immediate need to find my neighbors. Please contact me if you have bought the blocks adjacent to block number 16701.we have a problem with site costs.tnx

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NadBuildinWyndham
May 27, 2018 3:01 pm
Guy T
Guy T
23 h

ADH - custom KDR in Clearview. We've been framed!

ADH - custom KDR in Clearview. We've been framed!
SA
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Think it will be soon. They asked us to remove soil from the scrap at front of block because brickies will need that space to mix concrete.

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Guy T
May 27, 2018 2:45 pm

Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hey eskay, we are building a customised Harvard with Simonds. Similar layout etc to Electra but with a parents retreat upstairs :D Their staff have been awesome so far, from…

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Silver75
May 27, 2018 1:25 pm
Silver75
Clareymoo
Clareymoo
Yesterday

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - engineering underway

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - engineering underway
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

FYI still no site costs but Como did ask us to prove finance .. bit cheeky when we dont actually have a contract cost.

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Clareymoo
May 27, 2018 11:55 am
Sunshine18
Sunshine18
Yesterday

Henley Electra 2017/2018 build

Henley Electra 2017/2018 build
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Silver 75 I understand where you are coming from and agree that they are most likely understaffed. Their designs are nice (better than Metricon or others). I have…

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Sunshine18
May 27, 2018 11:43 am
Skcel
Skcel
Yesterday

Coral Daydream 32

Coral Daydream 32
1, 2

Hi Sam! Do you have a better picture of the floor plan with room measurements etc. We really like this floor plan alot but cant find any of the measurement anywhere!

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Skcel
May 27, 2018 10:36 am
Skcel


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